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Hellmark B - - 2013
The aim of the present study was to characterise the staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) in Staphylococcus epidermidis isolated from prosthetic joint infections (PJIs) and, if possible, assign them to any of the presently known SCCmec types. In addition, the isolates were examined for the presence of the arginine catabolic ...
Voser Eva M - - 2013
Significant pulmonary regurgitation (PR) after repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) may affect flow in the pulmonary artery (PA) side branches. We sought to assess flow changes and distensibility of the PA side branches in vivo and test correlation with the degree of PR and right-ventricular (RV) dilatation. Thirty patients ...
Mannarini Stefania - - 2013
A Many-Facet Rasch analysis was carried out with the intent of identifying a latent trait dimension characterized by mental disorders causal beliefs variables. The present research consists of two studies. In Study 1, the responses of 443 Italian university students to a 40-item scale were analyzed by means of Rasch ...
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 ...
Flora Gagan - - 2013
Chronic lead exposure is associated with several health disorders in humans and animals. Lead exposure leads to the generation of reactive oxygen species and depletes body antioxidant enzymes causing damage to various macromolecules and ultimately cell death. Curcumin has been widely recognized to protect against metal toxicity but has major ...
Matzel K E - - 2013
Surgical therapy of anal sphincter insufficiency is only indicated if it leads to symptoms and conservative treatment fails to achieve adequate symptom relief. Various new surgical options have evolved over the last decade but evidence of the efficacy varies substantially. Some have gained broader clinical acceptance based on the efficacy, ...
Lu Yan - - 2013
Active components from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) are the material basis for disease treatment. Extraction, identification, and transformation are the critical processes to analyze and use the active components of TCM. Botanic TCM takes up 90 % of total Chinese crude drugs. Some active components are complex and of lower level; ...
Winkel Susanne - - 2013
The reproductive life of women is characterised by a number of distinct reproductive events and phases (e.g. premenstrual phase, peripartum, perimenopause). The hormonal transitions during these phases are often associated with both psychological and physical symptoms. Associations between these reproductive phases have been shown by numerous studies. However, the relationship ...
Beltrán M A - - 2013
PURPOSE: The outcomes of open incisional hernia repair from the patients' point of view have variations over time, and only continuous follow-up would reflect the real outcomes. The purpose of this study is to validate a standard measurement instrument in the form of a questionnaire to report the evolutionary outcomes ...
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 ...
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 ...
Chow Maria Yui Kwan - - 2013
PURPOSE: Childhood illness or disability can affect the quality of life (QoL) of the child's primary caregiver. Our aim was to identify, describe the content and systematically review the psychometric properties of condition-specific QoL questionnaires for caregivers of children. METHODS: Medline, PsycInfo, Embase, CINAHL, and the Cochrane library databases were ...
Lowenthal Mark S - - 2013
A gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)-based method was developed for qualitative characterization of metabolites found in Vaccinium fruit (berry) dietary supplement Standard Reference Materials (SRMs). Definitive identifications are provided for 98 unique metabolites determined among six Vaccinium-related SRMs. Metabolites were enriched using an organic liquid/liquid extraction, and derivatized prior to GC-MS ...
González-Moreno J - - 2013
Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a noninflammatory nonatherosclerotic vascular disease. It is the second cause of renovascular hypertension after atherosclerosis. Although FMD usually has a good prognosis, renal infarctions and artery dissections have been described. We present the case of a 38-year-old woman with hypertension and asymptomatic bilateral renal infarctions. Bilateral ...
Spencer Benjamin A - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: Palliative issues are an important but understudied issue for patients with advanced cancer. Ureteral obstruction is a complication of advanced prostate cancer, usually relieved with placement of retrograde ureteral stent (RUS) or percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN) to palliate symptoms associated with obstructive uropathy and/or renal failure. We investigated predictors of ...
de Paula Xavier de Andrade Rafael - - 2013
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of replacing Tifton 85 hay (0, 33, 66, or 100 %) with by castor bean hulls on the intake and nutrient digestibility and performance of 28 noncastrated lambs, averaging 7 months in age, 19.5 ± 2.0 kg average live weight, fed on diets based on ...
Al Chami Ziad - - 2013
The addition of organic matter in soil can modify the bioavailability of heavy metals. A greenhouse pot experiment was carried out using an edible plant species Eruca vesicaria L. Cavalieri grown on an artificially contaminated soil with Zn (665 mg kg(-1)). In this study, the effect of compost at 20 t ha(-1) (C20) and ...
Dubourg G - - 2013
Gut microbiota consists of 10(10) bacteria per gram of stool. Many antibiotic regimens induce a reduction in both the diversity and the abundance of the gut flora. We analyzed one stool sample collected from a patient treated for drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis and who ultimately died from pneumonia due to a ...
Pineda-Urbina K - - 2013
In this work we define a shape entropy by calculating the Shannon's entropy of the shape function. This shape entropy and its linear response to the change in the total number of electrons of the molecule are explored as descriptors of bonding properties. Calculations on selected molecular systems were performed. ...
Yu Yong - - 2013
Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) are one class of the most urgent emerging contaminants, which have drawn much public and scientific concern due to widespread contamination in aquatic environment. Most studies on the environmental fate and behavior of PPCPs have focused on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Some other compounds with ...
Bolton Douglas K - - 2013
The structure and productivity of boreal forests are key components of the global carbon cycle and impact the resources and habitats available for species. With this research, we characterized the relationship between measurements of forest structure and satellite-derived estimates of gross primary production (GPP) over the Canadian boreal. We acquired ...
Xiao Min - - 2013
PURPOSE: Lysosome-associated protein transmembrane 4 beta (LAPTM4B), a novel oncoprotein, has been shown to be overexpressed in several human malignancies. Our purpose was to evaluate the expression of LAPTM4B in breast carcinoma and its significance, which was not previously studied by others. METHODS: Through immunohistochemistry, LAPTM4B expression was evaluated in ...
Ogbogu Ubaka - - 2013
China is a primary destination for stem cell tourism, the phenomenon whereby patients travel abroad to receive unproven stem cell-based treatments that have not been approved in their home countries. Yet, much remains unknown about the state of the stem cell treatment industry in China and about how the Chinese ...
Wilby Andrew - - 2013
Changes in predator species richness can have important consequences for ecosystem functioning at multiple trophic levels, but these effects are variable and depend on the ecological context in addition to the properties of predators themselves. Here, we report an experimental study to test how species identity, community attributes, and community ...
Lan Xinzheng - - 2013
Herein, a solution-processed, bottom-up-fabricated, nanowire network electrode is developed. This electrode features a ZnO template which is converted into locally connected, infiltratable, TiO(2) nanowires. This new electrode is used to build a depleted bulk heterojunction solar cell employing hybrid-passivated colloidal quantum dots. The new electrode allows the application of a ...
Wan Daiwei - - 2013
Aberrant miR-199a-3p expression has been reported in several cancers. However, the clinical significance of miR-199a-3p in human colorectal cancer has not been addressed. In this study, we detected miR-199a-3p expression in 92 colorectal cancer cases to evaluate its clinicopathologic characteristics in colorectal cancer. We showed that miR-199a-3p expression was significantly ...
Theil Conrad - - 2013
PURPOSE: Flaxseeds were shown to have anticancerogenic properties on breast cancer. In this work, an extract of roots of Linum usitatissimum was tested on MCF-7 and BT20 mamma carcinoma cells in vitro. METHODS: The extract was produced by an ethanolic extraction method and its chemical composition was afterwards analysed by ...
Kumar Ajay - - 2013
An investigation was carried out to develop an efficient micropropagation protocol for Catharanthus roseus. Experiments were conducted to optimize suitable media for in vitro shoot multiplication and root induction. Out of the different media compared for in vitro shoot multiplication, Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium supplemented with 1 mg/l of 6-benzylaminopurine ...
Ploog Bertram O - - 2013
Pigeons learned a series of reversals of a simultaneous red-green discrimination with a 6-s delay of reinforcement. The signal properties during the 6-s reinforcement delay were varied across blocks of reversals, such that the delay was either unsignaled (intertrial interval conditions during the delay) or signaled by illumination of the ...
Swetz Keith M - - 2013
Mayo Clinic is recognized as a worldwide leader in innovative, high-quality health care. However, the Catholic mission and ideals from which this organization was formed are not widely recognized or known. From partnership with the Sisters of St. Francis in 1883, through restructuring of the Sponsorship Agreement in 1986 and ...
Zhao Lan-Juan - - 2013
Liver/lymph node-specific intercellular adhesion molecule-3-grabbing integrin (L-SIGN) facilitates hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection through interaction with HCV envelope protein E2. Signaling events triggered by the E2 via L-SIGN are poorly understood. Here, kinase cascades of Raf-MEK-ERK pathway were defined upon the E2 treatment in NIH3T3 cells with stable expression of ...
Huilgol Dhananjay - - 2013
The accessory olfactory bulb (AOB) is a critical olfactory structure that has been implicated in mediating social behavior. It receives input from the vomeronasal organ and projects to targets in the amygdaloid complex. Its anterior and posterior components (aAOB and pAOB) display molecular, connectional and functional segregation in processing reproductive ...
Harisa Gamaleldin I - - 2013
In this study, we investigated the effects of selenium (Se) on the properties of erythrocytes and atherogenic index in the presence and absence of high cholesterol diet (HCD). The effect of selected two different doses (1 μg and 50 μg Se/kg/body weight) on HCD-induced oxidative stress was investigated. The hemolysis of the ...
Man Ada - - 2013
Autoantibody tests are often ordered inappropriately. We aimed to evaluate the ordering patterns of these tests in our local health region and to develop a laboratory algorithm aimed at reducing unnecessary tests. Laboratory data including the number and sequence of tests, ordering physician specialties and results for antinuclear (ANA), extractable ...
Zuo Yuanyuan - - 2013
The present study investigated the anti-ageing activity of sesamin and its effect on gene expression of superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), methuselah (Mth) and Rpn11 in Drosophila melanogaster. Results demonstrated that 0.2 % sesamin in diet prolonged the mean lifespan of OR wild fruit flies by 12 %, accompanied by up-regulation of ...
Taylor Joe D - - 2013
Harmful or nuisance algal blooms can cause economic damage to fisheries and tourism. Additionally, toxins produced by harmful algae and ingested via contaminated shellfish can be potentially fatal to humans. The seas around the Orkney Islands, UK currently hold a number of toxic algal species which cause shellfishery closures in ...
van de Luijtgaarden A C M - - 2013
The optimal target and timing of drugs interfering with the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) signaling system in Ewing's sarcoma (ES) remain undetermined. We examined the expression of IGF signaling proteins in ES samples taken before and after chemotherapy, and speculate about the optimal way of treating ES patients in the ...
Seibold J - - 2013
Nocturnal enuresis is one of the most common problems in childhood. In this article a standardized terminology for basic diagnostics additionally to extended diagnostics will be presented. Depending on the findings a specialized therapy can be performed. Besides drug therapy with antidiuretic hormone (ADH) sleep arousal devices can be used ...
Steiman Amanda J - - 2013
Evidence supports early use of non-biologic DMARDs to prevent irreversible damage in inflammatory arthritides, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and possibly ankylosing spondylitis (AS). However, there is a paucity of data exploring their effects on pain as a primary outcome in these conditions. This systematic literature review investigated ...
Boone Marc - - 2013
High-definition optical coherence tomography (HD-OCT) is a non-invasive technique for morphological investigation of tissue with cellular resolution filling the imaging gap between reflectance confocal microscopy and conventional optical coherence tomography. The aim of this study is first to correlate dermatopathologic descriptors of inflammatory skin conditions with epidermal alteration to features ...
Mettler Liselotte - - 2013
Abstract Objectives: In the context of common adhesion prevention in laparotomic, laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery this article details the effects of a cross-linked sodium hyaluronate anti-adhesion barrier gel. The observed adhesion score is expressed in the following three measurements: Severity, extent and incidents of adhesions. Material and methods: From a ...
Iordan Alexandru D - - 2013
Evidence has suggested that women have greater emotional reactivity than men. However, it is unclear whether these differences in basic emotional responses are also associated with differences in emotional distractibility, and what the neural mechanisms that implement differences in emotional distractibility between women and men are. Functional MRI recording was ...
Kampman Margitta T - - 2013
A remarkable increase in female to male ratio of multiple sclerosis (MS) is recognised in high incidence areas. Norway is a high-risk area for MS, spanning latitudes 58-71°N. We studied whether the sex ratio has changed over time and whether it differs by clinical phenotype or by latitude. Population-based epidemiological ...
Bennour Ayda - - 2013
Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is genetically characterized by a reciprocal translocation between chromosomes 15 and 17, t(15;17)(q22;q21), which results in the fusion gene PML-RARA. A small proportion of patients with APL have complex or simple variants of this translocation. With conventional cytogenetic methods, these translocations are detected in about 70-90 % ...
Acharya U Rajendra - - 2013
In the case of carotid atherosclerosis, to avoid unnecessary surgeries in asymptomatic patients, it is necessary to develop a technique to effectively differentiate symptomatic and asymptomatic plaques. In this paper, we have presented a data mining framework that characterizes the textural differences in these two classes using several grayscale features ...
Saha Naresh - - 2013
Photo-crosslinkable polyelectrolyte films whose nanomechanical properties can be varied under UV light illumination, were prepared from poly(L-lysine) (PLL) and a hyaluronan derivative modified with photoreactive vinylbenzyl groups (HAVB). The adhesion and the growth of two model bacteria, namely Escherichia coli and Lactococcus lactis, were studied on non-crosslinked and crosslinked films ...
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