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Follin C - - 2013
Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is the most common childhood malignancy. The survival rate in the Scandinavian countries is now around 85 %. ALL patients treated with cranial radiotherapy (CRT) are at risk for growth hormone deficiency (GHD), but little is known about other pituitary insufficiencies, e.g. ACTH. Adult ALL patients (median ...
Graham Jennifer - - 2013
"Curricula-in-action" generally differ from "official" curricula. That is particularly true of clerkship curricula because the practising doctors who supervise medical students' clinical activities are only secondarily educators. Clerkship education is evaluated, however, according to benchmarks set by official curricula. As a result, clerkship evaluations are important points of contact between ...
A Reine Pål - - 2013
Background. The pharmacokinetics of the immunosuppressant mycophenolic acid (MPA) demonstrates high inter- and intra-patient variability. Variation in the binding of MPA to albumin has been postulated to be an important factor in this variability, and monitoring of free MPA has been suggested to improve therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of MPA. ...
Li Hongbo - - 2013
An indirect photoelectrochemical sensing platform for toxic hexavalent chromium was for the first time constructed based on its redox reaction with quercetin as both the electron donor and photosensitizer on a TiO(2) photoanode, and thus inhibiting the photocurrent quantitatively and selectively. The presence of even 500-fold coexisting Cr(iii) does not ...
Jessen Jan Peter - - 2013
PURPOSE: Aim of our study was to evaluate the results of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) with sonographic/fluoroscopic guided puncture during a learning curve and to compare them to an expert. METHODS: The first 75 consecutive patients undergoing conventional PNL or Mini-PNL by a novice percutaneous surgeon without direct supervision by an ...
Burt Ronald S - - 2013
We provide an overview of social network analysis focusing on network advantage as a lens that touches on much of the area. For reasons of good data and abundant research, we draw heavily on studies of people in organizations. Advantage is traced to network structure as a proxy for the ...
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Repackaging Cigarettes - Will the Courts Thwart the FDA? Perspective, N Engl J Med 2012;367:2065-2067. In the first sentence of the article (page 2065), "August 12, 2012" should have been "August 15, 2012," and "mouth ulcers" should have been "mouth cancer." Also, in the reference list (page 2067), reference 5 ...
Mershiba Sam Daniel - - 2013
Arsenic has a long history as a potent human poison, chronic exposure over a period of time may result in the manifestation of toxicity in practically all systems of the body. In the present investigation the efficacy of naringenin (NRG), a naturally occurring citrus flavanone against arsenic-induced hepatotoxic and nephrotoxic ...
Hamzeh-Mivehroud Maryam - - 2013
Abstract 1. Flavonoids are a group of polyphenolic plant metabolites most commonly known for their antioxidant activities. They also show inhibitory activities on molybdo-flavoenzymes family of enzymes which are involved in biotransformation of some exogenous and endogenous chemicals. Most notably, aldehyde oxidase (AO), a member of this family, is responsible ...
Nair Bala G - - 2013
Blood pressure monitoring during anesthesia is an American Society of Anesthesiology standard. However, the anesthesia provider sometimes fails to engage the patient monitor to make periodic (generally every 3-5 min) measurements of Non-Invasive Blood Pressure (NIBP), which can lead to extended periods (>5 min) when blood pressure is not monitored. We describe ...
Johnston Stephen R D - - 2013
This phase II study (VEG20007; NCT00347919) with randomized and open-label components evaluated first-line lapatinib plus pazopanib therapy and/or lapatinib monotherapy in patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor type 2 (HER2)-positive advanced/metastatic breast cancer. Patients were enrolled sequentially into two cohorts: Cohort 1, patients were randomly assigned to lapatinib 1,000 mg ...
Xu Jiuping - - 2013
To examine depression severity and associated risk factors 1 year later among survivors of the May 12, 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in China, a cross-sectional study was conducted. Subjects included 704 survivors, ages 18-64, 367 (52.1 %) of whom were from heavily damaged counties and the rest from moderately damaged ones. Subjects were ...
Hernández Redondo Ana - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Ethyl glucuronide (EtG) and ethyl sulfate (EtS) are non-oxidative minor metabolites of ethanol. They are detectable in various body fluids shortly after initial consumption of ethanol and have a longer detection time frame than the parent compound. They are regarded highly sensitive and specific markers of recent alcohol uptake. ...
Ishibashi H - - 2013
PURPOSE: To evaluate the late events and mid-term results after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). METHODS: Between December 2006 and May 2012, 175 abdominal aortic aneurysms were treated by EVAR. Aneurysm-related events were analyzed. RESULTS: The complications that occurred during the EVAR procedure were renal artery occlusion in two patients, access ...
Stulnig Thomas M - - 2013
To the Editor: Kaptoge and colleagues (Oct. 4 issue)(1) suggest that C-reactive protein (CRP) and fibrinogen, two biomarkers of inflammation, have a significant though limited incremental prognostic value when added to conventional risk factors. However, the implied ordering of risk factors on the basis of the chronology of their identification ...
Andersen Signe R - - 2013
The prevalence of sleep disturbance is high among cancer patients, and the sleep problems tend to last for years after the end of treatment. As part of a large randomized controlled clinical trial (the MICA trial, NCT00990977) of the effect of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) on psychological and somatic symptoms ...
Thaler Martin M Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical University Innsbruck, Anichstr. 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria. - - 2013
Recently, a new minimally invasive technique called 'vertebral body stenting' (VBS) was introduced for the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral fractures. The technique was developed to prevent the loss of reduction after deflation of the balloon and to reduce the complication rate associated with cement leakage. The amount of kyphosis correction, ...
Cetin Bulent - - 2013
The objective of the study was to evaluate the impact of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging on nodal staging for head and neck cancers. This was a retrospectively analyzed single institution study. The study population consisted of 36 patients with head and neck cancers who were evaluated with ...
Wu Mei-Yi - - 2013
BACKGROUND: N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) is reported to have potential for preventing of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in patients undergoing coronary angiography. However, the effectiveness of NAC in preventing CIN in patients undergoing contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) is still controversial. We conducted a meta-analysis of relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to further examine ...
Osorio Edison - - 2013
The stronger antioxidant capacity of the flavonoid quercetin (Q) compared with taxifolin (dihydroquercetin, T) has been the subject of previous experimental and theoretical studies. Theoretical work has focused on the analysis of hydrogen bond dissociation energies (BDE) of the OH phenolic groups, but consider mechanisms that only involve the transfer ...
Bequer Urbano Susana - - 2013
The production of triacylglycerols (TAG) or wax esters (WS) seems to be a widespread feature among extremophile bacteria living in high-altitude Andean Lakes (HAAL), Argentina. Twelve out of twenty bacterial strains isolated from HAAL were able to produce TAG or WS (between 2 and 17 % of cellular dry weight) under ...
Manini Simone - - 2013
An important number of surgical procedures for creation of vascular access (VA) in haemodialysis patients still results in non-adequate increase in blood flow (non-maturation). The rise in blood flow in arteriovenous shunts depends on vascular remodelling. Computational tools to predict the outcome of VA surgery would be important in this ...
Livi Lorenzo - - 2013
The aim of our analysis was to report the outcome and safety of patients treated with bevacizumab and paclitaxel as first-line treatment for HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer. Between February 2009 and August 2011, 62 consecutive patients received paclitaxel 90 mg/m(2) on days 1, 8, and 15 and bevacizumab (BV) 10 mg/kg intravenously ...
Bresin Konrad - - 2013
Self-control perspectives of multiple traits have been proposed, perhaps most particularly so in the anger realm. Four studies sought to examine potential relations between anger control, trait anger, and motor control. Across the four studies, individuals (total N=366) were asked to hold a joystick cursor on a spatial target as ...
Deng Xiaomei - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Although metastasis-associated protein 1 (MTA1) has been recently demonstrated as a potent angiogenesis-promoting factor in various malignant tumors, its angiogenic property in gastric cancer (GC) remains unclear. This study has detected the expression of MTA1 protein in surgically resected tissues of pathologic N0 (pN0) GC and further investigated its ...
Katayama Ayumi - - 2013
To clarify characteristics of carbon (C) allocation in a Bornean tropical rainforest without dry seasons, gross primary production (GPP) and C allocation, i.e., above-ground net primary production (ANPP), aboveground plant respiration (APR), and total below-ground carbon flux (TBCF) for the forest were examined and compared with those from Amazonian tropical ...
Liu Jie - - 2013
By introducing phenyl groups into the 2- and 6-positions of 11,11,12,12-tetracyano-9,10-anthraquinodimethane, a material (dP-TCAQ) with aggregation-induced emission enhancement (AEE) characteristics was synthesized. The AEE phenomenon was explained by analysis of its solid-state packing mode. To our best knowledge, this is the first report regarding 11,11,12,12-tetracyano-9,10-anthraquinodimethane with AEE behaviour.
Cordero Mario D - - 2013
In order to analyze the association between body mass index (BMI), lipid profile and clinical symptoms in patients with fibromyalgia, we assessed BMI levels, lipid profile and its association with clinical symptoms in 183 patients with fibromyalgia. The patients were evaluated using tender points, FIQ and Visual Analogue Scales of ...
Sattler Susanne - - 2013
Interleukin (IL)-33 is a recently identified pleiotropic cytokine, which can orchestrate complex innate and adaptive immune responses in immunity and disease. It has been characterized as a cytokine of the IL-1 family and affects a wide range of immune cells by signalling through its receptor ST2L. Accumulating evidence suggests a ...
Ammirati Enrico - - 2013
To the Editor: Kaptoge and colleagues (Oct. 4 issue)(1) suggest that C-reactive protein (CRP) and fibrinogen, two biomarkers of inflammation, have a significant though limited incremental prognostic value when added to conventional risk factors. However, the implied ordering of risk factors on the basis of the chronology of their identification ...
Dobler Ina M - - 2013
Results from numerous previous studies suggest that when subjects study items from different categories and then repeatedly retrieve, or restudy, some of the items from some of the categories, repeated retrieval, but not repeated study, induces forgetting of related unpracticed items. We investigated in two experiments whether such effects of ...
Schiess Regula - - 2013
The Nariokotome boy skeleton KNM-WT 15000 is the most complete Homo erectus fossil and therefore is key for understanding human evolution. Nevertheless, since Latimer and Ohman (2001) reported on severe congenital pathology in KNM-WT 15000, it is questionable whether this skeleton can still be used as reference for Homo erectus ...
Pascual-Font Aran A Department of Human Anatomy and Embryology I, School of Medicine, Complutense University of Madrid, Ciudad Universitaria s/n, 28040, Madrid, - - 2013
Since the 18th century, the existence of ulnar nerve innervation of the medial head of the triceps brachii muscle has been controversial. The evidence for or against such innervation has been based on macroscopic dissection, an unsuitable method for studying intraneural topography or intramuscular branching. The study of smaller specimens ...
Li Chen - - 2013
The morphological evolution of PANI helixes was achieved without the use of chiral dopants, but by a facile process through the generation of onion-like multi-lamellar vesicles used as a novel soft-template and a liquid crystal acting as a promoter for PANI polymerization and self-assembly, which is a breakthrough for the ...
Yu Shiji - - 2013
A Ni/silicon microchannel plate (Ni/Si MCP) electrode modified with poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) was successfully fabricated. The analytical performance of prepared electrode for the simultaneous determination of ascorbic acid (AA), dopamine (DA) and uric acid (UA) was investigated by using cyclic voltammetry and differential pulse voltammetry (DPV). The sensitivities for AA, DA ...
Zou Shihui - - 2013
It is a challenge to use acetonitrile as a cyanating agent because of the difficulty in cleaving its C-CN bond. Herein, we report a mild photo-assisted route to conduct the cyanation of transition metal nitrates using acetonitrile as the cyanating agent coupled with room-temperature C-C bond cleavage. DFT calculations and ...
Zhang Fang-Jie - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: To investigate CD44 levels in articular cartilage of knee osteoarthritis (OA) and the relationship between CD44 and severity of the disease. METHODS: All 50 cartilage tissues included normal and OA cartilage, and were ascribed to the following four groups on the basis of modified Mankin score: normal, mild lesions, ...
Thomasy Sara M SM Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, CA 95616, USA. - - 2013
A 16-year-old spayed female cat was evaluated for lagophthalmos and chronic exposure keratitis in both eyes. Ophthalmic examination revealed upper and lower eyelid entropion of the left eye (OS) and markedly decreased retropulsion, restricted eye movement, marked episcleral congestion, and severe keratitis of both eyes (OU). Magnetic resonance imaging of ...
Laine Loren - - 2013
Gastrointestinal bleeding accounts for more than 450,000 hospitalizations annually in the United States(1) and is a frequent indication for red-cell transfusion. Blood transfusions are given to 43% of patients hospitalized with upper gastrointestinal bleeding in the United Kingdom(2) and to 21% of patients hospitalized with lower gastrointestinal bleeding in the ...
Li Na - - 2013
As a key encoding protein gene of MRN (MRE11-RAD50-NBS1) complex, NBS1 plays a crucial role in maintaining genomic stability and preventing cell apoptosis, inflammation and tumorgenesis. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (rs2735383 and rs1805794) in NBS1 have been frequently studied in some cancers with discordant results in previous case-control studies. However, the ...
Jang Eun Sun - - 2013
PURPOSE: Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is highly effective and safe therapeutic modality for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the role of TACE for infiltrative HCC has never been elucidated owing to the concern about hepatic failure and subsequent mortality after the procedure. In this study, we aimed to document whether patients ...
Ghanadian Mustafa - - 2013
Chloroform-acetone extract of the aerial parts of Euphorbia aellenii Rech. f. (Euphorbiaceae) was investigated for its diterpenoidal constituents. This led to the isolation of two new and one known cyclomyrsinol-type diterpenes 1-3. The structures were elucidated on the basis of 1D and 2D (1)H and (13)C NMR techniques, and in ...
Rogelj Joeri J Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Zurich, Universitätstrasse 16, CH-8092 Zürich, Switzerland. - - 2013
For more than a decade, the target of keeping global warming below 2 °C has been a key focus of the international climate debate. In response, the scientific community has published a number of scenario studies that estimate the costs of achieving such a target. Producing these estimates remains a challenge, ...
Dai Changbo - - 2013
In the present study, we isolated a methionine sulfoxide reductase B gene, termed SlMSRB1, from tomato (Solanum lycopersicum). In the organ-specific analysis, high expression levels of SlMSRB1 were detected in red mature fruits, leaves and flowers while low transcriptional levels of SlMSRB1 mRNA were observed in stems and roots. In ...
Vijayasree V - - 2013
A field trial was conducted to study the dissipation kinetics of chlorantraniliprole 18.5 % SC on cowpea fruits. The fruit samples drawn periodically were analyzed by liquid chromatography and tandem mass detection (LC-MS/MS). The initial residues of chlorantraniliprole in cowpea fruits were found to be 0.55 mg kg(-1) which dissipated rapidly, with a ...
O'Reilly Robert J - - 2013
In this study, we investigate the effect of substituents in determining the modes of one-electron reductive cleavage of X-NRR' (X = Cl and Br) molecules. We achieve this through comparison of the calculated gas-phase electron affinities (EAs) and aqueous-phase one-electron reduction potentials (E°'s) for a range of nitrogen-centered radicals ((•)NRR') ...
Della Rocca Gregory J GJ Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Missouri, 1 Hospital Drive, N116, DC053.10, Columbia, Missouri 65212, USA. - - 2013
Intimate partner violence (IPV)-physical, sexual, psychologic, or financial abuse between intimate partners-is the most common cause of nonfatal injury to women in North America. As many IPV-related injuries are musculoskeletal, orthopaedic surgeons are well positioned to identify and assist these patients. However, data are lacking regarding surgeons' knowledge of the ...
Nie Yan - - 2013
Identification of new nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) biomarkers is of great clinical value for the diagnosis and treatment of NPC. HOTAIR, a cancer-related long noncoding RNA, was tested and its prognostic value for NPC was evaluated. Determined by In situ hybridization (ISH), 91 of 160 (56.87%) paraffin-embedded NPC biopsies showed high ...
Shindoh Junichi - - 2013
Background/Aim: Anatomic resection of the liver is one of the essential techniques in liver surgery. However, parenchymal transection precisely along intersegmental planes is still a technically demanding procedure, and an optimal navigation method is required. Methodology: Real-time ultrasound monitoring with a probe applied from behind the liver was tried as ...
Jeon Eun-Ju - - 2013
PURPOSE: In this study, we evaluated the surgical and radiologic anatomy of a cochleostomy produced via posterior tympanotomy for cochlear implantation (CI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty computed tomography (CT) images of the temporal bone from patients aged between 20 and 60 years were selected. The inclusion criterion was a radiologically normal ...
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