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Castel-Lacanal E - - 2013
PURPOSE: Lower urinary tract dysfunction is common in multiple sclerosis (MS). The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate the impact of intermittent catheterization (IC) on the quality of life of patients affected by MS. METHODS: Between 2007 and 2009, we admitted 23 patients to teach them the technique ...
Wang Xue-Tong - - 2013
Short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) are extremely complex technical mixtures of polychlorinated n-alkanes with carbon chain lengths from C(10) to C(13) and chlorine content between 49 and 70 %. SCCPs are under consideration for inclusion in the Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants. SCCPs have been used extensively in industrial production, but ...
Ribeiro Fernanda V - - 2013
This double-masked, randomized controlled trial with a split-mouth design aimed to compare patient- and professional-centered outcomes using different therapeutic approaches-neodymium-yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser or scalpel technique-for gingival depigmentation. Patients presenting bilateral melanin gingival hyperpigmentation and who requested cosmetic therapy were recruited. Contralateral quadrants were randomly assigned to receive Nd:YAG ...
Metin Ahmet - - 2013
A case of left-sided ureteral quadruplication with 3 blind-ending branches detected in a 16-year-old boy was presented by its step by step diagnostic work-up and treatment plan which is the first published case in the literature.
Kudo Tomoyuki - - 2013
We have developed a new detection method of blood remifentanil concentration using a gas chromatography-mass spectrometry(GC-MS) with fentanyl as the internal standard(IS). The detection was performed at m/z 168 and 245 for remifentanil and fentanyl, respectively. In addition, the retention times of remifentanil and fentanyl were 5 min 45 s and 6 min ...
Masood Aisha - - 2013
Hodgkin's Lymphoma (HL) is highly chemoresponsive, and majority of patients respond to therapy except for a small number which require high-dose therapy and stem cell rescue for salvage. We report the results of a single-center experience in 41 patients with relapsed HL treated with high-dose therapy at the time of ...
Oubaid V - - 2013
The recruitment of trainee surgeons is a demanding topic. Not only the question whether the number of applicants is sufficient but also the selection of the right candidates are of great importance. Therefore, it is of vital interest to establish the occupational requirements and to develop reliable and valid methods ...
Smetana Karel K - - 2013
One route of translating the information encoded in the glycan chains of cellular glycoconjugates into physiological effects is via receptor (lectin) binding. A family of endogenous lectins, sharing folding, a distinct sequence signature and affinity for β-galactosides (thus termed galectins), does so effectively in a context-dependent manner. An overview is ...
Koubar Mohamad - - 2013
Legionella pneumophila is the causative agent of 90 % of Legionnaires' disease cases. This bacterium lives naturally in fresh water and can colonize biofilms, which play an important role in the protection of Legionella against environmental stress factors. Relationship between the presence of minerals in water and Legionella adherence to surfaces ...
Ishitobi Makoto - - 2013
BACKGROUND: There is little information about the impact of breast cancer subtype on prognosis after ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence (IBTR). METHODS: One hundred eighty-five patients were classified according to breast cancer subtype, as approximated by estrogen receptor, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), and Ki-67, of IBTR, and we ...
Leblond Francois F Department of Pharmacology, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, - - 2013
We aimed to evaluate the lasting functional imprinting of exercise (EX) and catechin (CAT) on the vascular function of middle-age mice switched to a proatherogenic environment. C57BL/6J mice (n = 10-15 in each group) fed a regular diet (RD) were exposed from the age of 1 to 9 months either to EX (voluntary ...
Kahlert Philipp - - 2013
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a novel treatment option for patients with severe, symptomatic aortic valve stenosis considered inoperable or at high risk for surgical aortic valve replacement. Despite rapid adoption of this technology into clinical application, however, recent randomized controlled clinical trials have raised safety concerns regarding an ...
Wang Shuai - - 2013
As a suppressor of Hedgehog signaling pathway, microRNA-326 (miR-326) has been demonstrated to control the development of cerebellar neuronal progenitor and tumor cells. More recently, it has been reported that miR-326 was down-regulated in glioblastoma tissues and might regulate the metabolic activity of glioma and glioma stem cells, suggesting the ...
Arhami Mohammad - - 2013
Recent progress in developing artificial neural network (ANN) metamodels has paved the way for reliable use of these models in the prediction of air pollutant concentrations in urban atmosphere. However, improvement of prediction performance, proper selection of input parameters and model architecture, and quantification of model uncertainties remain key challenges ...
Baxevanis Constantin N - - 2013
Introduction: There is now accumulating evidence to suggest that intratumoral adaptive immune responses predict patient prognosis. The presence of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes has been correlated with patients' disease-free and overall survival. Recent exciting studies of human colorectal cancers (CRCs) have underlined the significance of including immunological biomarkers as prognostic markers. Areas ...
Koo Ja Seung - - 2013
To evaluate whether the upgrade-to-malignancy rate of benign papillary lesions on ultrasonographically (US)-guided 14-gage core needle biopsy (CNB) can be decreased using immunohistochemistry staining (IHC) for pathologic diagnosis, and to determine whether additional IHC can replace surgical excision for the diagnosis of papillary breast lesions classified as benign on 14-gage ...
Kiszkielis Marta - - 2013
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of a topical form of a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor (dorzolamide) on the foveal function and thickness in the eye of a patient with enhanced S-cone syndrome (ESCS) associated with macular cysts. METHODS: Twenty-eight-year-old Polish man with ESCS and macular ...
Prigol Marina - - 2013
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the physicochemical and biochemical profiling of diphenyl diselenide (PhSe)(2), a selenoorganic compound with biological activity. Experimental protocols were established for chemical stability in isotonic phosphate buffer (PBS) pH 7.4 and in simulated gastric and intestinal fluids, biological stability (bovine serum albumin (BSA) ...
Tariq Muhammad - - 2013
Drought can alter plant quality and the strength of trophic interactions between herbivore groups, and is likely to increase in occurrence and severity under climate change. We hypothesized that changes in plant chemistry due to root herbivory and drought stress would affect the performance of a generalist and a specialist ...
Hassan Hanaa A HA Physiology Division, Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt, - - 2013
The present study aims to investigate the adverse effects of plant growth regulators : gibberellic acid (GA3) and indoleacetic acid (IAA) on testicular functions in rats, and extends to investigate the possible protective role of grape seed extract, proanthocyanidin (PAC). Male rats were divided into six groups; control group, PAC, ...
Ji Qingyong - - 2013
Myelin presentation to T cells in the central nervous system (CNS) sustains inflammation in multiple sclerosis (MS). CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells contribute to MS, but only cells that present myelin to CD4(+) T cells have been identified. We show that MHC class I-restricted myelin basic protein (MBP) was presented ...
Personick Michelle L - - 2013
The plasmon-mediated synthesis of silver nanoparticles is a versatile synthetic method which leverages the localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) of nanoscale silver to generate particles with non-spherical shapes and control over dimensions. Herein, a method is reported for controlling the twinning structure of silver nanoparticles, and consequently their shape, via ...
Chen Yong-Ru - - 2013
Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) is one member of the silent information regulator 2 (Sir2)-like family of proteins involved in glucose homeostasis in mammals. It has been reported that SIRT1 modulates endocrine signaling of glucose and fat homeostasis by regulating transcription factors such as forkhead transcription factor 3a (FOXO3a), glucose transporter 4 ...
Kreeftmeijer-Vegter Annemarie Rosan - - 2013
Objective: To develop an oral solid dosage form of levamisole suitable for the paediatric population in terms of dose accuracy, palatability, stability and ease of administration. Methods: Small undividable tablets (Ø5 - 8 mm) in four different strengths were manufactured to allow for flexible and accurate dosing. In vitro dissolution ...
Han Lianhuan - - 2013
Substrate leveling is an essential but neglected instrumental technique of scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM). In this technical note, we provide an effective substrate leveling method based on the current feedback mode of SECM. By using an air-bearing rotary stage as the supporter of electrolytic cell, the current feedback presents a ...
Chueh Shan-Chang SC Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu, - - 2013
There are major new advancements in the fields of stem cell biology, developmental biology, regenerative hair cycling, and tissue engineering. The time is ripe to integrate, translate, and apply these findings to tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Readers will learn about new progress in cellular and molecular aspects of hair ...
Erthal Vanessa - - 2013
Laser acupuncture is a modality of low-level light therapy used as an alternative to needling for the past three decades. Although it has proved effective for the treatment of various conditions, the mechanisms underlying its effects are not fully understood. To contribute to this understanding, this study was designed to ...
Mantel Frederick - - 2013
ABSTRACT: Although locoregional relapse is frequent after definitive radiotherapy (RT) or multimodal treatments, re-irradiation is only performed in few patients even in palliative settings like e.g. vertebral metastasis. This is most due to concern about potentially severe complications, especially when large volumes are exposed to re-irradiation. With technological advancements in ...
Kim Sunghoon - - 2013
Evaluation of gap length is an important part of preoperative assessment of esophageal atresia (EA) without distal tracheoesophageal fistula. A technique of measuring the esophageal gap in isolated EA using carbon dioxide gas insufflation of the stomach through a port and a laparoscope is described.
Mustafa Ayman G - - 2013
PURPOSE: The study aims to investigate anatomy learning styles and strategies of Jordanian and Malaysian medical students at the Jordan University of Science and Technology. METHODS: The study is a cross-sectional questionnaire-based study. Students' responses for the questionnaire were numerically coded, and the results were analyzed to reveal statistically significant ...
Burkhart Richard A RA Department of Surgery, Jefferson Pancreas, Biliary and Related Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, - - 2013
The overall complication rate after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) approaches 50 %, with anastomotic failure being the most frequent cause of serious postoperative morbidity. Hepaticojejunostomy leaks (also called bile leaks) are the second most common type of leak, behind pancreaticojejunostomy leaks, yet have been the focus of only a single study as ...
Fernandes Ricardo J - - 2013
Pinna et al. (J Physiol Sci, 10.1007/s12576-012-0226-7, 2012) showed that a tethered swimming incremental protocol leads to higher maximal oxygen consumption values than during cycle ergometer and arm-crank tests, and evidenced that anaerobic threshold occurred at higher workloads during swimming comparing to other types of exercise. This is an interesting ...
Perez-Valdespino Abigail - - 2013
AIMS: To isolate and characterize spores superdormant (SD) for germination with either Ca(2+) -dipicolinic acid (CaDPA) or dodecylamine. METHODS AND RESULTS: Bacillus subtilis spores were germinated three times with either CaDPA or dodecylamine and germinated spores removed after each germination treatment, yielding 0.9% (CaDPA-SD spores) or 0.4% (dodecylamine-SD spores) of ...
McCarron Sarah L - - 2013
While tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy is the mainstay of modern management of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), a significant proportion of CML patients may be refractory or lose their initial response to TKI therapy through a number of cellular and molecular mechanisms of which acquired mutations in the BCR-ABL1 kinase ...
Abd Ghafar Norzana - - 2013
The in vivo quiescent corneal stroma keratocytes need to be transformed to activated state in order to obtain sufficient number of cells either for monolayer evaluation or corneal stroma reconstruction. This study aimed to investigate the phenotypic characterization of corneal stromal cells during culture expansion from the limbal region of ...
Maddumage Ratnasiri - - 2013
In the last 30 years the incidence of kiwifruit allergy has increased with the three major allergenic proteins being identified as actinidin, kiwellin and thaumatin-like protein (TLP). We report wide variation in the levels of actinidin and TLP in 15 kiwifruit varieties from the four most widely cultivated Actinidia species. ...
Tomassone L - - 2013
Abstract A study on tick fauna and tick-borne pathogens was undertaken in Pianosa, an island in the Tuscany Archipelago that constitutes an important stopping and nesting point for migratory birds. Ticks were removed from feral cats and a few terrestrial birds, and host-seeking ticks were collected by dragging. A total ...
Jiang Yongqing - - 2013
ABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION: A body of studies suggests the role of Osteopontin (OPN) in onset and development of Osteoarthritis (OA), however, the association between OPN polymorphisms and OA susceptibility as well as its clinical features has not been reported. METHODS: A total of 750 patients with primary knee and 794 healthy ...
Burton Chad M CM Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA. - - 2013
Sexual minority youth (youth who are attracted to the same sex or endorse a gay/lesbian/bisexual identity) report significantly higher rates of depression and suicidality than heterosexual youth. The minority stress hypothesis contends that the stigma and discrimination experienced by sexual minority youth create a hostile social environment that can lead ...
Fishelson Lev - - 2013
A comparative study of the reproductive organs in 17 of the 30 species of the tribe Starksiini (Labrisomidae, Blenniiformes) and related labrisomids reveals the major traits of gamete form and production and likely reproductive modes. The testes are of the lobular type and have a testicular gland and sperm ducts. ...
Sigamani Elanthenral - - 2013
PURPOSE: 11p13 and 11p15 loss of heterozygosity (LOH) in Wilms tumor (WT), the commonest molecular pathogenetic event in WT, shows variation in different parts of the world. The present study looked for the presence of 11p13 and 11p15 LOH as well as nephrogenic rests in WT occurring in India. METHOD: ...
Chia Audrey - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to determine the longitudinal effects of myopia on full-field electroretinogram (ffERG) in children, and whether there were any effects due to atropine treatment. METHODS: Fifty children, enrolled in the atropine treatment for myopia study, were randomly selected and 35 children consented to undergo ...
Mason Julie L - - 2013
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) career development (K) awards program supports investigators to develop their cancer research programs and achieve independence. The NCI Center for Cancer Training conducted a K program evaluation by analyzing outcomes of awardees and individuals who applied to the program but were not funded. The evaluation ...
Minakata Kenji - - 2013
It is well recognized that poor perioperative blood glucose (BG) control can increase the risk of infection, cardiovascular accidents, and even death in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Since it has been reported that tight BG control (80-110 mg/dL) yields better outcomes in critically ill patients, it became a standard of care ...
Bulus Hakan - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis is one of the main pathological conditions requiring emergency surgical intervention. The most widely accepted scoring system is modified Alvarado scoring system (MASS). In this study we aimed to improve the efficiency of MASS by adding a new parameter and to evaluate its efficiency in the diagnosis ...
Pelosi A - - 2013
During 12 weeks, 18 normal dogs were fed a high-caloric diet intended to induce obesity (weight-gain phase). For the next 12weeks (weight-loss phase), all dogs were fed a diet calculated to provide maintenance needs. During this second phase, dogs were randomly assigned to three groups differing only in their exercise ...
Barrett Ann - - 2013
Proanthocyanidins (PACs) and ellagitannins, referred to as "tannins", exist in many plant sources. These compounds interact with proteins due to their numerous hydroxyl groups, which are suitable for hydrophobic associations. It was hypothesized that tannins could bind to the digestive enzymes α-amylase and glucoamylase, thereby inhibiting starch hydrolysis. Slowed starch ...
Khan Fary - - 2013
To examine factors impacting long-term functional outcomes and psychological sequelae in persons with primary brain tumours (BT) in an Australian community cohort. Participants (n = 106) following definitive treatment for BT in the community were reviewed in rehabilitation clinics to assess impact on participants' current activity and restriction in participation, using validated ...
Sookpotarom Paiboon - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: 0.05 % betamethasone valerate cream is generally used as an alternative to circumcision for the treatment of phimosis in boys. The aim of this study is to determine whether the half-strength formula (0.025 %) of betamethasone is as effective as 0.05 % betamethasone. METHOD: All boys with phimosis seen at our institution ...
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November 15 and 16 saw vets from across the UK descend on London's Olympia for the fourth London Vet Show. Over 3300 vets are said to have attended - a show record.
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