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Hiromatsu Yuji - - 2012
Orbital magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can visualize the inflamed lesions of Graves' ophthalmopathy(GO). Parasagittal, transverse and coronal sections of T1-weighted, T2-weighted and short inversion time inversion recovery(STIR) images correlate clinical manifestations with the location of the inflamed lesions. In addition, the measurement of T2 relaxation time or signal intensity ratio ...
Fry Margaret - - 2012
The Clinical Initiative Nurse (CIN) is a role that requires experienced emergency nurses to assess, initiate diagnostic tests and treat and manage a range of patient conditions. In 2010, the New South Wales Ministry of Health redefined the focus of the CIN role to be on waiting room patients. The ...
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WHO is revising its guidance for countries on how to prepare for a future influenza pandemic but, as Michael Dumiak reports, the challenges are great.
Chen Zhong-Jie - - 2012
To observe the impacts of different time of moxibustion on its regulating lipid effects and safety of hyperlipidemia. Seventy-six cases of hyperlipidemia patients were randomly divided into three groups: including moxibustion 10 min group (group A, 25 cases), moxibustion 20 min group (group B, 25 cases) and moxibustion 30 min ...
Mitra Kinshuk K Ohio State University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbus, Ohio 43210, - - 2012
We encapsulate indocyanine green (ICG) in poly[(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide)-co-PEG] diblock (PLGA-PEG) microballoons for real-time fluorescence and hyperspectral imaging of biliary anatomy. ICG-loaded microballoons show superior fluorescence characteristics and slower degradation in comparison with pure ICG. The use of ICG-loaded microballoons in biliary imaging is demonstrated in both biliary-simulating phantoms and an ex ...
Ju Bao-Jun - - 2012
To observe the efficacy differences among acupuncture at Neiguan (PC 6) and Zusanli (ST 36), dolantin and scopolamine in treatment of acute renal colic, and to verify the clinical effect of acupuncture at Neiguan (PC 6) and Zusanli (ST 36). Two hundred and forty patients were randomly divided into an ...
Miya Akihiro - - 2012
Guideline for the Treatment of Graves' Disease in Japan 2011 is made by The Japan Thyroid Associatin and the indication for surgical treatment is shown. Surgical therapy is an established and effective therapy for Graves' disease. However, application of this therapy has become less and there has been a decrease ...
O'Connell Jane - - 2012
Nurse practitioner education and practice has been guided by generic competency standards in Australia since 2006. Development of specialist competencies has been less structured and there are no formal standards to guide education and continuing professional development for specialty fields. There is limited international research and no Australian research into ...
Yang Xiao-Chen - - 2012
Professor Tian Cong-huo's clinical experience for the treatment of arthralgia is summarized on the basis of principles, methods, prescription, acupoints and technic. After 60 years of clinical practice, professor Tian is specialized in treating arthralgia with the method of "dispel stasis and promote regeneration, supplement and boost the spleen and ...
Liu Ding-Yi - - 2012
To search for an effective method of reducing intraoperative blood loss in radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP). We performed RRP for 100 patients with prostate cancer, 50 (group A) with the Walsh or Poor method for handling the dorsal venous complex (DVC), and the other 50 (group B) through the following ...
Xu Ruo-Qing - - 2012
Through the collection of the literatures published in recent years on the opportunity of acupuncture therapy for post-stroke dysphagia, the therapy of acupuncture-moxibustion combined with the rehabilitation training is regardes as the optimal program in the paper. In this program, the timing of acupuncture intervention is a key factor to ...
Hashimoto Koshi - - 2012
Thyroid dysfunction is a common disorder in daily clinical practice, however due to unspecific and diverse symptoms of the disease, it is sometimes hard to make a definite diagnosis. Japan thyroid association (JTA) published 'Guideline for the diagnosis of thyroid disease, 2010' and it is open to the public on ...
Li Gang - - 2012
To evaluate the efficacy of recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) in the postoperative treatment of hypospadias in children. A total of 84 male children with hypospadias treated by surgery were randomly divided into a control and an rhGH group of equal number, the former treated with antibiotics plus hemostatics with ...
Hu Rong - - 2012
In terms of the partiality and limitation in the teaching of meridians, collaterals and acupoints at present, it is required to construct the clinical thinking system of pattern/syndrome differentiation according to meridians and collaterals, the locations of acupoints and acupoint selection according to pattern/syndrome determination, to standardize acupoint selection and ...
Nie Zhao-Yan - - 2012
To explore the correlation of males'age with sperm apoptosis, sperm DNA integrity and other seminal parameters. We collected 104 semen samples and divided them into three groups according to the males' age: <35 yr (n = 43), 35 -39 yr (n = 31), and > or = 40 yr (n ...
Arata Naoko - - 2012
To elucidate whether incidence of malformation related to 'methimazole (MMI) embryopathy' is increasing associated with exposure to MMI in the first 12 gestational weeks, Graves' women(MMI group/propylthiouracil (PTU) group/non-antithyroidal drug (ATD) group) who noticed pregnancy were registered from several thyroid clinics to Japan Drug Information Institute in Pregnancy since 2008, ...
Monteiro Andréa M - - 2012
The Z-Scan (ZS) technique in the thermal regime has been used to measure the nonlinear optical response of low-density lipoprotein (LDL). The ZS technique is carried out in LDL from 40 patients with chronic periodontitis before and after three, six, and 12 months of periodontal treatment. Clinical parameters such as ...
Gouya Ghazaleh - - 2012
Venous thromboembolism is a frequent complication in critically ill patients that has a negative impact on patient outcomes. Critically ill patients have significantly lower plasma anti-factor-Xa activity levels compared with control patients after administration of subcutaneous heparin. The clinical relevance of the different anti-factor-Xa levels after prophylactic doses of low ...
Zimmerman Christina - - 2012
Key findings. (1) Zero copayment for generic drugs is the greatest influencer of generic statin utilization. (2) Both higher copayments for generic drugs and lower copayments for competing brands are associated with a decreased probability of using generic statins. (3) Prior authorization and step therapy requirements for brand-name statins are ...
Nakajima Yasuyo - - 2012
Subclinical thyroid disease is defined as a disorder involving an abnormal serum thyroid-stimulating hormone level (TSH), but free thyroxine (FT4) and triiodothyronine (FT3) levels within the reference range. The prevalence of subclinical hypothyroidism is about 4 to 8.5 percent of the population, and may rise to about 20 percent in ...
Wang Ting-Ting - - 2012
To investigate the application value of toluidine red unheated serum test (TRUST), treponema pallidum enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (TP-ELISA) and treponema pallidum particle agglutination assay (TPPA) in the serologic diagnosis of syphilis. We collected serum samples from 12 622 inpatients, 2 253 outpatients and 1 500 subjects in the medical examination ...
Hishinuma Akira - - 2012
This review focuses on recent advances of genetic analysis of thyroid diseases. Genome-wide association study revealed that nine single nucleotide polymorphisms of six different genes are associated with Graves' disease, further requiring functional studies to endorse their significance. Thyroid dysgenesis and dyshormonogenesis are caused by many genes. Among thyroid transcription ...
Fu Xiao-Chun - - 2012
Spermatogenesis is a complex regulatory process depending on a variety of hormones (such as FSH, LH, T, and 17beta estradiol), cytokines, and genes. Research on gene regulation in spermatogenesis has become a hot spot and revealed some spermato-genesis-related genes, such as AYZ, DAZ, YRRM, NOSTRIN, and so on. Reports are ...
Wen Qian - - 2012
To assess the clinical efficacy on adhesive ileus treated by electroacupuncture (EA) at Zhigou (TE 6) and Zusanli (ST 36), and to explore the different effects of acupoint and non-acupoint. Forty cases were randomized into an acupoint group and a non-acupoint group, 20 cases in each one. At the same ...
Murakami Masami - - 2012
Thyroxine (T4), a major secretory product of thyroid gland, needs to be converted to 3,5,3'-triiodothyronine (T3) by iodothyronine deiodinases to exert its biological effect. Nonthyroidal illness, also known as low T3 syndrome, is associated with low serum T3 concentrations, which are inversely correlated to the severity of the illness. The ...
Campagne P - - 2012
In spite of the usefulness of codominant markers in population genetics, the existence of null alleles raises challenging estimation issues in natural populations that are characterized by positive inbreeding coefficients (F > 0). Disregarding the possibility of F > 0 in a population will generally lead to overestimates of null ...
Buettgens Matthew - - 2012
The Affordable Care Act changes the small-group insurance market substan­tially beginning in 2014, but most changes do not apply to self-insured plans. This exemp­tion provides an opening for small employers with healthier workers to avoid broader sharing of health care risk, isolating higher-cost groups in the fully insured market. Private ...
Zhang Jian-Bin - - 2012
Through analysis of the basic mechanism and principle of moxibustion, it is found that the most basic characteristic of moxibustion on acupoints of human body rests with its warm stimulation. The multi-effect of the warm stimulation of moxibustion can be generalized into the following 2 aspects: 1) warming-dredging: to dredge ...
Piffaretti Filippo - - 2012
The hydrodynamic rebalancing laser (HRL) procedure is an ophthalmic therapy based on the administration of subthreshold infrared (810 nm) laser light to selected areas on the retina to treat various retina diseases. Heterogeneities of tissue response are observed, including undesired retinal damages. Variations of tissue absorbance were hypothesized to cause ...
Hinneburg Iris - - 2012
Interest is raising in bariatric procedures for the therapy of type 2 diabetes. Bariatric surgery does not only induce weight loss, but also improves glucose metabolism and other symptoms of the metabolic syndrome. Nevertheless, some important issues have not been clarified by clinical trials so far: Which patients benefit the ...
Kimura Tetsuya - - 2012
Graves' disease is a unique autoimmune disease with cell proliferation and excess function, caused by anti-thyrotropin receptor antibody (TRAb), and apart from antibody-mediated organ destruction seen in other autoimmune diseases. In this article, we discuss the latest progress in the research field of TRAb. The biological natures of various TRAbs ...
Aoki Chie - - 2012
Myxedema coma is defined as severe hypothyroidism leading to decreased mental status, hypothermia, and other symptoms related to dysfunction in multiple organs. It is very rare disease with high mortality rate. Early recognition and therapy of myxedema coma are essential, and treatment should be begun on the basis of clinical ...
Quiñones Javier Pérez - - 2013
Synthetic O6-succinylated chitosan and commercial glycol chitosan were covalently linked to dl-α-tocopheryl monoesters for controlled release of vitamin E. These conjugates formed self-assembled nanoparticles in aqueous solution with 254-496nm mean diameters and dl-α-tocopherol contents between 27 and 39% (w/w). The particles appeared as 40-75nm almost spherical nanoparticles when studied by ...
Xu Long - - 2013
Rheological properties of welan gum and xanthan gum solutions have been characterized systematically at various concentrations, temperatures and salinities. It is found that the viscoelasticity of welan gum is higher than that of xanthan gum at the same condition though the molecular weight of welan gum is lower. In view ...
Lam Pik-Ling - - 2013
In this study, a novel green microencapsulation system was used to develop Phyllanthus urinaria (PU) extract containing microcapsules. Agar was used with gelatin as the wall matrix materials of microcapsules to prevent the use of toxic crosslinker formaldehyde. Microencapsulated PU extract was developed to improve the potential antifungal activities of ...
Idström Alexander - - 2013
The hornification process of paper pulp was investigated using solid-state (13)C NMR spectroscopy. Nanocrystalline cellulose was used to serve as a model system of the crystalline parts of the fibrils in pulp fibers. Characterization of the nanocrystalline cellulose dimensions was carried out using scanning electron microscopy. The samples were treated ...
Zhu Zhen-Yuan - - 2013
A chemically new sulfated polysaccharide (SPS50) was prepared from the water soluble polysaccharide (PS50), isolated from Cordyceps_gunnii mycelia, by concentrated sulfuric acid method. The yield of crude SPS50 was 62.34% and its specific rotation was [α](D)(20)=-36.75°. The structural characteristics of this chemically sulfated polysaccharide were determined based on the infrared ...
Pawlaczyk Izabela - - 2013
From the air-dried Wild strawberry (Fragaria vesca L., family Rosaceae) leaves five water-soluble glycoconjugates Fv I-V by different extraction conditions have been isolated. Effects of extraction steps/agents on chemical composition and anticoagulant activity of Fv I-V were examined. Dark brown F. vesca conjugates Fv I-V were recovered in 4.5-8.4% yields, ...
Wang Fengqin - - 2013
A novel high molecular weight (1.1×10(6)Da) exopolysaccharide (EPS) produced by Enterobacter cloacae Z0206 strain was isolated by column chromatography. Complete hydrolysis of the EPS followed by gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analyses showed that the EPS is composed of l-fucose, d-glucose, d-galactose, d-glucuronic acid ...
Ashori Alireza - - 2013
This article presents the preparation and characterization of bagasse/high density polyethylene (HDPE) composites. The effects of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs), as reinforcing agent, on the mechanical and physical properties were also investigated. In order to increase the interphase adhesion, maleic anhydride grafted polyethylene (MAPE) was added as a coupling agent ...
Hoffman Steven J SJ McMaster Health Forum and Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. - - 2012
The Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) are currently debating the substance and form of an international agreement to improve the financing and coordination of research and development (R&D) for health products that meet the needs of developing countries. In addition to considering the content of any possible ...
Xiong Zhu - - 2013
Blends of entirely bio-sourced polymers, namely polylactide (PLA) and starch, have been melt-compounded by lab-scale co-extruder with epoxidized soybean oil (ESO) as a reactive compatibilizer. The starch granules were grafted with the maleic anhydride (MA) to enhance its reactivity with ESO. The ready reactions between the epoxy groups on ESO, ...
Hirve Siddhivinayak S KEM Hospital Research Centre, Pune, Maharashtra, India. - - 2012
To assess case definitions for influenza in a rural community in India. Residents of the study area who were hospitalized for any acute medical condition for at least one night between May 2009 and April 2011 were enrolled. Respiratory specimens were collected and tested for influenza viruses in a reverse-transcription ...
Rueda L - - 2013
Cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) successfully obtained from microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) were dispersed in a thermoplastic polyurethane as matrix. Nanocomposites containing 1.5, 5, 10 and 30wt% CNC were prepared by solvent casting procedure and properties of the resulting films were evaluated from the viewpoint of polyurethane microphase separated structure, soft and hard ...
Gross Michael - - 2012
Thousands of species have invaded new territories in recent decades, often aided by global trade and man-made habitat change. While many remain harmless, some may cause serious damage. Therefore, we need improvements in surveillance and in our understanding of which factors make a successful invasion possible.
Synytsya Andriy - - 2013
Fungal glucans represent various structurally different d-glucose polymers with a large diversity of molecular mass and configuration. According to glucose anomeric structure, it is possible to distinguish α-d-glucans, β-d-glucans and mixed α,β-d-glucans. Further discrimination could be made on the basis of glycosidic bond position in a pyranoid ring, distribution of ...
Jiang Guoxiang - - 2013
Ultrasound-assisted extraction was employed to extract polysaccharides from longan seed (LSP), with aids of a Box-Behnken statistical design to investigate the effects of ultrasonic power, time and liquid/solid ratio on the extraction recovery of the LSP. The structural analysis indicated that arabinose, galactose, glucose and mannose were major components of ...
Heikkinen Susanna L - - 2013
To increase understanding of the applicability of agro biomass by-products as biodegradable film formers, the effect of wheat arabinoxylan (WAX) fine structure on film properties was studied by applying specific enzyme modifications. WAX was selectively modified to mimic the natural variations of different arabinoxylans, particularly the degree of mono and ...
Lamberti Gaetano - - 2013
In this work, a fast and accurate method to evaluate the water content in a cellulose derivative-based matrix subjected to controlled hydration was proposed and tuned. The method is based on the evaluation of the work of penetration required in the needle compression test. The work of penetration was successfully ...
Cheema Hammad A - - 2013
Two novel halogen-free phosphorous-nitrogen flame retardant bifunctional monomers were synthesized and characterized using attenuated total reflectance/Fourier transform-infrared (ATR/FT-IR) and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry ((+)ESI-MS). The monomers were applied separately and graft polymerized on cotton in the presence of the thermal initiator K(2)S(2)O(8). The performance of each monomer was evaluated using ...
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