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Koch Beate - - 2013
Background and objective:  The assessment of static lung volumes and airway resistance is a frequently performed diagnostic procedure and considered as an important tool in medical surveillance to detect pulmonary diseases. The objectives of the study are to establish reference equations for body plethysmographic parameters in a representative adult population ...
Mann Benjamin F - - 2013
A new, mechanically stable silica microparticle with macro-sized internal pores (1.6-µm particles with 100-nm pores) has been developed for chromatography. The particles are characterized by an extensive network of interconnected macropores with a high intraparticle void volume as observed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). They are synthesized by an aerosol ...
Sakura Masaaki - - 2013
Skin photoageing is a complex, multifactorial process and both intrinsic and extrinsic factors may contribute to its pathogenesis. The ultraviolet-irradiated hairless mouse has been used as an animal model for photoageing, but this model mimics only the 'extrinsic' aspects. Here, we show that skin from old SAMP1 mice, a model ...
Roy Homagni Sikha - - 2013
Background  Current methods to diagnose clubbing have drawbacks. This study was done to test a novel and convenient method for the diagnosis of digital clubbing using high-frequency ultrasound. Methods  Index fingers from a healthy control group without digital clubbing and a patient group with digital clubbing were examined by ultrasound. ...
Walker Marion F - - 2013
Despite the recent advances in stroke rehabilitation research, the translation of research evidence into practice remains a challenge. The purpose of this article is to communicate practical experience and describe research methodologies used to promote change and implementation of stroke rehabilitation research in three international settings. In England, the development ...
McCallum Andrew D - - 2013
We describe an allergic reaction to both mouse brain-derived BIKEN and Vero cell-derived IXIARO Japanese encephalitis (JE) vaccines in a single traveler. In the absence of the stabilizers and murine proteins in the BIKEN vaccine, a common factor in both vaccines is likely to be responsible, possibly JE virus antigen ...
Widengren Jerker - - 2013
By FCS, a wide range of processes can be studied, covering time ranges from subnanoseconds to seconds. In principle, any process at equilibrium conditions can be measured, which reflects itself by a change in the detected fluorescence intensity. In this review, it is described how FCS and variants thereof can ...
McGirt Matthew J - - 2013
In terms of policy, research, quality improvement, and practice-based learning, there are essential principles-namely, quality, effectiveness, and value of care-needed to navigate changes in the current and future US health care environment. Patient-centered outcome measurement lies at the core of all 3 principles. Multiple measures of disease-specific disability, generic health-related ...
Stanhope Victoria - - 2013
OBJECTIVE Tailoring service planning to clients' personal life goals, or person-centered planning, has emerged as a recovery-oriented practice. This study examined the impact of person-centered planning and collaborative documentation on service engagement and medication adherence within community mental health centers (CMHCs). METHODS Ten CMHCs were assigned randomly to receive training ...
Harden Ronald M - - 2013
MedEdPublish has been launched as a repository of ideas and an e-library for papers relating to education in the health professions that have not previously been published. In line with the move to open access publication, the e-library provides an easy-to-search, open access resource that addresses both a mismatch between ...
Omote Hiroshi - - 2013
Vesicular storage and subsequent release of neurotransmitters are the key processes of chemical signal transmission. In this process, vesicular neurotransmitter transporters are responsible for loading the signaling molecules. The use of a "clean biochemical" approach with purified, recombinant transporters has helped in the identification of novel vesicular neurotransmitter transporters and ...
Mitchell E A - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Several studies have observed an association between obesity and asthma, but whether or not there is an association with rhinoconjunctivitis or eczema is unclear. AIMS: To examine the relationship between body mass index categories (underweight, overweight and obesity), vigorous physical activity and television viewing and the risk of symptoms ...
Ciesielski Artur - - 2013
Self-assembly of small molecular modules interacting through non-covalent forces is increasingly being used to generate functional structures and materials for electronic, catalytic, and biomedical applications. The greatest control over the geometry in H-bond supramolecular architectures, especially in H-bonded supramolecular polymers, can be achieved by exploiting the rich programmability of artificial ...
Abboud Joseph A - - 2013
Revision total shoulder arthroplasty can be technically challenging. Results are inferior to those of primary arthroplasty, particularly when the indications for revision are related to soft-tissue problems. Patient selection is important. In the stiff arthroplasty, the surgeon must address rotator cuff and capsular contractures as well as exuberant soft-tissue adhesions. ...
Bleakley Alan - - 2013
Context  Women are in the majority in terms of entry to medical schools worldwide and will soon represent the majority of working doctors. This has been termed the 'feminising' of medicine. In medical education, such gender issues tend to be restricted to discussions of demographic changes and structural inequalities based ...
He Shu-Zhen - - 2013
In continuation of our program aimed at the discovery and development of natural -product-based insecticidal agents, we have synthesized three series of novel 4-acyloxy compounds derived from podophyllotoxin modified in the A and C rings, which is isolated as the main secondary metabolite from the roots and rhizomes of Podophyllum ...
Ngon Céline - - 2013
Previous research with artificial language learning paradigms has shown that infants are sensitive to statistical cues to word boundaries (Saffran, Aslin & Newport, 1996) and that they can use these cues to extract word-like units (Saffran, 2001). However, it is unknown whether infants use statistical information to construct a receptive ...
Okajima Renata - - 2013
Background  Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is the etiologic agent of adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL), HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP), infective dermatitis associated with HTLV-1 (IDH), and various other clinical conditions. Several of these diseases can occur in association. Objective  Report an association of diseases related to HTLV-1 ...
Buchanan David A - - 2013
As necessary austerity measures make major inroads into western health services, this paper investigates the philology of austerity and finds that there are two subtly similar yet importantly different derivations from the Latin and the Greek. The Latin austerus is an abstract term meaning dry, harsh, sour; whereas the Greek ...
Carneiro Rômulo Farias - - 2013
Two new lectins named Halilectin 1 (H-1) and Halilectin 2 (H-2) were isolated from the marine sponge Haliclona caerulea using a combination of affinity chromatography on stroma fixed onto Sephadex G-25 and cation and anion exchange chromatography. H-1 is a monomeric protein with a molecular mass of 40 kDa estimated using ...
Rolfe Gary - - 2013
The academy is in a mess. The cultural theorist Bill Readings claimed that it is in ruins, while the political scientist Michael Oakeshott suggested that it has all but ceased to exist. At the very least, we might argue that the current financial squeeze has distorted the University into a ...
Thairu L - - 2013
To review medical devices addressing newborn health in resource-poor settings, and to identify existing and potential barriers to their actual and efficient use in these settings. We searched Pubmed as our principal electronic reference library and dedicated databases such as Maternova and the Maternal and Neonatal Directed Assessment of Technology. ...
Janson David - - 2013
The dermis can be divided into two morphologically different layers: the papillary and reticular dermis. Fibroblasts isolated from these layers behave differently when cultured in vitro. During skin ageing, the papillary dermis decreases in volume. Based on the functional differences in vitro, it is hypothesized that the loss of papillary ...
Chu Van T - - 2013
Antibodies continuously secreted by plasma cells play a central role in humoral immune protection of the organism. These plasma cells are generated during the germinal center reaction, and it is likely that they here acquire the potential to develop into long-lived cells. To achieve longevity, these cells require factors provided ...
Bernhardt Julie - - 2013
Early rehabilitation is widely regarded as an important feature of effective stroke care. But what is 'early', and what kinds of therapies should, or can, we begin soon after stroke onset? In this commentary, some of the barriers and drivers for early rehabilitation research and practice are explored.
Gehrke Flávia S - - 2013
Rickettsial spotted fever is common in southeastern Brazil. Differential diagnosis of pathogens can be performed with proper laboratory methods. A traveler arriving from Portugal developed a fatal febrile hemorrhagic syndrome diagnosed as spotted fever rickettsiosis. We isolated the agent, which was identified as Rickettsia conorii conorii by sequencing rickettsial genes.
Asher Anthony L - - 2013
Clinical registries have emerged in the current resource-restricted environment of modern medicine as useful and logical mechanisms for providing health care stakeholders with high-quality data related to the safety, effectiveness, and value of specific interventions. Temporal and qualitative requirements for data acquisition in the context of clinical registries have rapidly ...
Dickerson Faith - - 2013
OBJECTIVE This study examined the prevalence of cigarette smoking and the quantity of cigarettes consumed by individuals with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder and by those with no psychiatric disorder in the period 1999-2011. METHODS A total of 991 individuals with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or no psychiatric illness provided information about ...
Blázquez L - - 2013
U1 snRNP (U1 small nuclear ribonucleoprotein) is a well-characterized splicing factor. Besides, when U1 snRNP binds close to a putative polyadenylation site, mostly located in introns, it prevents premature cleavage and polyadenylation and controls the length of most cellular mRNAs. On the other hand, U1 snRNP binding close to the ...
Zheng Jie - - 2013
Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) frequently incorporate meta-analysis within their framework. However, conditional analysis of individual-level data, which is an established approach for fine mapping of causal sites, is often precluded where only group-level summary data are available for analysis. Here, we present a numerical and graphical approach, "sequential sentinel SNP ...
He T - - 2013
Aim  ABCB1/MDR1 protein is found in high concentrations on the apical surfaces of colonic epithelial cells. It acts as an efflux pump by transporting toxic endogenous substances, drugs and xenobiotics out of cells. Polymorphisms in the ABCB1/MDR1 gene may either change expression of the ABCB1/MDR1 protein or alter its function, ...
Cho Samuel K - - 2013
Cervical spine surgery is broadly divided into fusion and nonfusion procedures. Anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a common procedure, although adjacent segment disease following the surgery is an ongoing clinical concern. Adjacent segment cervical disease occurs in approximately 3% of patients per year, with an expected incidence of ...
Lingard Lorelei - - 2013
Objectives  This paper considers the state of the science regarding language matters in medical education, with particular attention to two informal language practices: silence and humour. Silence and humour pervade clinical training settings, although we rarely attend explicitly to them. Methods  This paper considers the treatment of these topics in ...
Lam M L - - 2013
This is a synopsis of the main research and clinical findings presented at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists, held on 3-5 July 2012 in Birmingham, U.K. The conference highlighted the biological, epidemiological and therapeutic advances that have been made recently in the field of dermatology. ...
Lewis A - - 2013
Stem cell factor (SCF) is a growth factor that is involved in mast cell differentiation and proliferation. SCF primes human lung mast cells for enhanced responses to IgE-directed activation but is not generally recognized as a direct activator. SCF mediates its effects through c-kit. The aim of this study was ...
Karimov Jamshid H - - 2013
Mitral valve (MV) regurgitation is the most prevalent form of heart valve disease. As it comes to surgical repair or replacement of the diseased valves, the procedure has been established as safe and effective; however, its invasiveness still carries considerable risk of significant morbidity and mortality. With aging comes increased ...
Ng Lim Chui - - 2013
Background  Methotrexate (MTX) is a common and efficacious systemic agent used for the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis. Nevertheless, its use is associated with the risk of hepatotoxicity. This study was performed to study the association of MTX dose with regards to hepatotoxicity as evidenced by deranged transaminases. Methods  ...
Franzen Lutz - - 2013
In vitro testing of drugs with excised human skin is a valuable prerequisite for clinical studies. However, the analysis of excised human skin presents several obstacles. Ongoing drug diffusion, microbial growth and changes in hydration state influence the results of drug penetration studies. In this work, we evaluate freeze-drying as ...
Hasenberg Mike - - 2013
The lung constantly interacts with the environment through thousands of liters of air that are inhaled daily. This continually transports toxic chemicals and particles or pathogenic microorganisms deep into the respiratory system, posing a challenge to physicochemical barriers and the local immune system. Thus, complex structures and mechanisms have evolved ...
Korner-Bitensky Nicol - - 2013
This article examines key evidence on intervention effectiveness late poststroke; provides discussion on how this evidence impacts stroke rehabilitation at a clinical and national level; and explores strategies that should improve the way in which chronic stroke is addressed internationally.
Bitterman Roni - - 2013
We present a case of progressive disseminated histoplasmosis in an immunocompetent traveler. Histoplasmosis was acquired in South America; its manifestations included prolonged fever, splinter hemorrhages, erythema multiforme, arthritis, and mediastinal lymphadenopathy. To the best of our knowledge no splinter hemorrhages had previously been reported in a patient with histoplasmosis.
Declerck Nathalie - - 2013
Fluorescence fluctuation techniques have proven to be extremely useful in the characterization of biomolecular interactions. Here an overview of recent applications of two-photon fluorescence fluctuation to the study of protein-nucleic acid complexes implicated in translational and transcriptional regulation is presented. In particular, the issue of the stoichiometry of the complexes ...
McGirt Matthew J - - 2013
Given the unsustainable costs of US health care, universal agreement exists among payers, regulatory agencies, and other health care stakeholders that reform must include substantial improvements in the quality, effectiveness, and value of health care delivery. The Institute of Medicine and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 have ...
Pringle Beverly - - 2013
It is time to strategically apply science and accountability to the public health problem of preventable suicide. U.S. suicide rates have remained stable for decades. More than 36,000 individuals now die by suicide each year. A public health-based approach to quickly and substantially reduce suicides requires strategic deployment of existing ...
Wang Xiaogang - - 2013
PURPOSE: To observe the Intraocular pressure (IOP) measurements over a 24-h period in New Zealand white rabbits. METHODS: Thirty-four normal New Zealand white rabbits (68 eyes) were included in this study. The IOP values were determined with a rebound tonometer (RBT, Icare VET). Measurements were always obtained in the right ...
Yu Hai-Hong - - 2013
It has been well accepted that increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) and the subsequent oxidative stress is one of the major causes of ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. DJ-1 protein, as a multifunctional intracellular protein, plays an important role in regulating cell survival and antioxidant stress. Here, we wondered whether DJ-1 overexpression ...
McKibben Jodi B A - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: U.S. Army personnel experience significant burden from mental disorders, particularly during times of war and with multiple deployments. This study identified the rates and predictors of mental health service use by Army soldiers and examined the association of daily functioning with the various types of mental health service use. ...
Korosoglou Grigorios - - 2013
To test the ability of a model-based segmentation of the aortic root for consistent assessment of aortic valve structures in patients considered for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) who underwent 256-slice cardiac computed tomography (CT). Consecutive patients (n = 49) with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis considered for TAVI and patients ...
Rauscher Anna - - 2013
The empirical concept of internal friction was introduced 20 years ago. This review summarizes the results of experimental and theoretical studies that help to uncover the nature of internal friction. After the history of the concept, we describe the experimental challenges in measuring and interpreting internal friction based on the ...
Frank Arthur W - - 2013
Context  Health care research generally, and medical education research specifically, make increasingly sophisticated use of social science methods, but these methods are often detached from the theories that are the substantive core of the social sciences. Enhanced understanding of theory is especially valuable for gaining a broader perspective on how ...
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