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Xue Bingye - - 2013
ABSTRACT Parasitism genes encode effector proteins that are secreted through the stylet of root-knot nematodes to dramatically modify selected plant cells into giant-cells for feeding. The Mi8D05 parasitism gene previously identified was confirmed to encode a novel protein of 382 amino acids that had only one database homolog identified on ...
Jayia P - - 2013
Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is widely accepted as a safe technique for treatment of aortic diseases since the concept was first pioneered by Volodos in 1986 and Parodi in 1991. Numerous registries have shown that this minimally invasive technique is associated with lower mortality when compared to open surgery in ...
Banin Luciana Burgugi - - 2013
Background:  Few studies have investigated potential differences between the opinions of educators and undergraduates regarding spirituality in patient care. Understanding these differences, could lead to better strategies for educational proposes. Purpose:  To compare the opinions of medical teachers (MTs) and medical students (MSs) regarding spirituality training in a Brazilian medical ...
Robbins Matthew S - - 2013
Although the comorbidity of migraine has been extensively studied, the relationships between cluster headache and psychiatric disease have not been well-addressed. In this review the available literature concerning cluster headache and depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, aggression, suicide, and their implications are discussed. Potential mechanisms, confounding variables, and unanswered questions are ...
Baylis Tammy - - 2013
Leaves depend on highly developed venation systems to collect fixed carbon for transport and to distribute water. We hypothesized that local regulation of auxin biosynthesis plays a role in vein development. To this effect, we assessed the role of the SHORT INTERNODES/STYLISH (SHI/STY) gene family, zinc-finger transcription factors linked to ...
Efe Cumali - - 2013
Antibodies to soluble liver antigen (anti-SLA) are specific serological markers of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). The clinical significance and frequency of anti-SLA have never been reported among AIH patients from Italy and Turkey. To retrospectively assess the estimated prevalence, sensitivity, specificity and clinical significance of anti-SLA in AIH and various liver ...
Shah Anand - - 2013
Background:  Critical incident analysis reveals that poor performance in 'human-factor' or non-technical skills, such as decision making, leadership, teamwork and situational awareness, are frequently identified as key underlying features leading to adverse events. Simulation technology is a rapidly emerging modality used to develop technical and non-technical skills within specialist training ...
Rampersad Sephra N - - 2013
ABSTRACT Colletotrichum gloeosporioides sensu lato is widely distributed throughout temperate and tropical regions and causes anthracnose disease in numerous plant species. Development of effective disease management strategies is dependent on, among other factors, an understanding of pathogen genetic diversity and population stratification at the intraspecific level. For 132 isolates of ...
Bartman Ilona - - 2013
Background:  Performance assessments rely on human judgment, and are vulnerable to rater effects (e.g. leniency or harshness). Making valid inferences from performance ratings for high-stakes decisions requires the management of rater effects. A simple method for detecting extreme raters that does not require sophisticated statistical knowledge or software has been ...
Shi Z - - 2013
The legume lectin family, one of the most extensively studied plant lectin families, has received increasing attention for the remarkable anti-tumor activities of its members for binding specific cancer cell surface glycoconjugates. MicroRNAs, a class of small, non-coding RNAs, control translation and stability of mRNAs at post-transcriptional and translational levels. ...
Mathias K - - 2013
Filters are a valuable aid for safe carotid artery stenting, but require good knowledge of their function, and their shortcomings. Filters capture visible particles in 5-20% and microscopically in about 70% of the cases. Transcranial Doppler ultrasound and diffusion weighted MRI investigations have shown that particles are released during filter ...
Roffi M - - 2013
The history of carotid artery stenting (CAS) was made by brave men and women who believed in a less invasive treatment modality than carotid endarterectomy (CEA) to treat carotid stenosis despite the risk - which was obviously present also with surgery - to cause a stroke, the very event that ...
Bertog S C - - 2013
Carotid stenting has become a commonly used procedure for the treatment of carotid artery stenosis. Though equipment and techniques have improved tremendously over the recent 3 decades, complications do occur. It is important for carotid operators to be familiar with potential complications and adverse events. In this article complications and ...
Snydman Laura - - 2013
Background:  Resident doctors (residents) play a significant role in the education of medical students. Morning work rounds provide an optimal venue to assess resident teaching. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of peer observation of resident work rounds, to evaluate resident perceptions of peer observation and ...
Chisci E - - 2013
Successful hybrid treatment of the total symptomatic acute occlusion of a common carotid artery (CCA) concomitant to ipsilateral internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis has only been described once in the literature to date. The management of this anatomic distribution of disease can be a challenge both to plan and perform. ...
Quatrano Nicola A - - 2013
Physicians need to be prepared to counsel patients on why and how to protect themselves from damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation, including the proper use of sunscreens. In this article, we review the interplay between UV radiation, sunscreens and the skin, highlighting current controversies and recommendations surrounding sunscreen use. An important ...
Kastrup M - - 2013
The development and implementation of practice guidelines might be an important tool to evaluate the different practices and to consider different local strategies. A postal questionnaire with 37 questions was sent to the leading physicians of 80 intensive care units in Germany, treating patients after cardiothoracic surgery. The survey covered ...
Ray S - - 2013
To study cell cycle delay and metaphase arresting activity of leaf aqueous extract of Clerodendrum viscosum Vent. (LAECV) in root apical meristems and mouse bone marrow cells. Cell cycle delay and metaphase arresting activities of LAECV were analysed, in root apical meristems of onion and wheat, and in mouse bone ...
Setacci C - - 2013
Execution of carotid artery stenting (CAS) requires not only excellent manual dexterity, and a high level of competence, but also in-depth knowledge of the carotid pathology, of the materials available on the market and of the different techniques to apply in given situations. Actually each individual moment of the procedure ...
Chavarria Laia - - 2013
Acute-on-chronic liver failure is the term that refers to sustained liver injury with acute decompensation, usually induced by a precipitating factor. A common link between ensuing failures of various organs is impairment of the vascular supply, which may also induce vasogenic oedema in the brain. The aim of this study ...
Stabile E - - 2013
Carotid artery stenting (CAS) is considered to be an acceptable alternative to carotid endarterectomy (CEA), particularly in patients at increased risk for CEA. The safety of CAS has improved significantly over the past decade. Adjunctive use of embolic protection devices (EPDs), is thought to be partially responsible for the improved ...
Palma Bernardo B - - 2013
Interindividual variability in cytochrome P450 (CYP)-mediated xenobiotic metabolism is extensive. CYP metabolism requires two electrons, which can be donated by NADPH cytochrome P450 oxidoreductase (CYPOR) and/or cytochrome b5 (b5). Although substantial number of studies have reported on the function and effect of b5 in CYP-mediated catalysis, its mode of action ...
Feenaughty Lynda - - 2013
This preliminary study investigated how cognitive-linguistic status in multiple sclerosis (MS) is reflected in two speech tasks (i.e. oral reading, narrative) that differ in cognitive-linguistic demand. Twenty individuals with MS were selected to comprise High and Low performance groups based on clinical tests of executive function and information processing speed ...
Rosenkranz M - - 2013
Carotid artery stenting is associated with the risk of periprocedural stroke. Moreover, modern magnetic resonance (MR) imaging techniques have found high rates of clinically silent ischemic brain lesions on post-treatment diffusion-weighted MR imaging (DWI) scans. The clinical significance of procedure-related DWI lesions, however, is still a matter of debate. This ...
Okada Yoshihisa - - 2013
Statins, which are inhibitors of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase and inhibit endogenous cholesterol synthesis, possess pleiotropic activities, such as anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and antifibrotic effects. Here, we investigated whether statins ameliorate steatohepatitis using a high-fat and high-cholesterol (HFHC) diet-induced rat model. Eight-week-old male Sprague-Dawley rats were fed control chow or HFHC ...
Ampofo Krow - - 2013
To provide an update and overview of infectious disease issues in children of international adoption. International adoption by US families has decreased since 2004. Countries from where children are adopted have changed by 2011, with Ethiopia the second largest contributor of international adoptees after China. Since 2003, international adoptees are ...
Asarbakhsh Mariam - - 2013
Background:  Usability is the ease with which something can be used, but this essential concept appears to be rarely considered when using technology for teaching and learning in medical education. Context:  There is an increasing use of technology in an attempt to enhance teaching and learning in medical education, from ...
Macdougall Louise - - 2013
Background:  Newly qualified doctors frequently feel unprepared for clinical practice. 'Performing under stress' has been cited as a particular barrier in this transitional period. Conventional views on training using simulation state that it must take place in a controlled environment to benefit learning; however, we attempted to create a high ...
Rodriguez-Galindo Carlos - - 2013
Reduction of child mortality is one of the Millennium Development Goals; as low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) advance toward the achievement of this goal, initiatives aimed at reducing the burden of noncommunicable diseases, including childhood cancer, need to be developed. Approximately 200 000 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer every ...
Novogrodsky Rama - - 2013
In the current study, storytelling and story retelling by children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were analyzed to explore ambiguous third-person pronoun use in narratives. Twenty-three children diagnosed with ASD aged 6;1 to 14;3 and 17 typically-developing (TD) children aged 5;11 to 14;4 participated in the study. In the retelling ...
Roffi M - - 2013
In the absence of randomized data, the optimal management of patients with severe carotid and coronary artery disease (CAD), especially those undergoing coronary bypass grafting (CABG), remains unsettled. As a general rule, in patients with multilevel atherosclerotic disease the symptomatic vascular discrict should be treated first. The entirely surgical approach ...
Garzón Luz N - - 2013
ABSTRACT Common bean production is constrained by many fungal, viral, and bacterial pathogens. Thus, the identification of resistance (R) genes is an important focal point of common bean research. The main goal of our study was to identify resistance gene homologues (RGH) in the crop, using degenerate primers designed from ...
Goehring Jenny L JL Boys Town National Research Hospital, 425 North 30th Street, Omaha, NE 68131, - - 2013
Objectives were as follows: 1) to evaluate the incidence of abnormal cochlear implant electrode impedance intraoperatively and at the initial activation, 2) to identify the percentage of abnormalities that resolve by the initial activation, and 3) to determine the incidence of normal intraoperative impedances that present as abnormal at the ...
Julius Justin M JM Division of Pharmacy, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230, - - 2013
This study aims to determine factors that may increase the likelihood of adverse drug events (ADEs) in patients with recurrent endometrial cancer treated with pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) as well as this agent's impact on clinical outcomes. The treatment records of patients with endometrial cancer who received PLD at The ...
Armenian Saro H SH Department of Population Sciences, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California 91010-3000, USA. - - 2013
Five-year survival for many childhood cancers approaches 80%, and there is a growing number of long-term survivors in the United States. These survivors are at risk for developing adverse health-related complications. We highlight recently published studies that provide new insight into the association between specific therapeutic exposures and late-occurring complications ...
Anderson Kirstie K Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle University, Newcastle, - - 2013
Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) patients frequently describe sleep problems. The cause remains unclear and treatment is challenging. Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a common sleep disorder. In this study, we systematically screened PBC patients for the presence of RLS. Participants were recruited from our specialist PBC clinical service. Subjects completed ...
Novetsky Akiva P AP Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine and Siteman Cancer Center, St Louis, MO 63110, USA. - - 2013
Lithium chloride (LiCl) has been shown to demonstrate anticancer properties at supratherapeutic doses. This study was designed to determine whether LiCl, as a single agent or in combination with cytotoxic agents, reduces ovarian cancer cell growth and metabolic activity at clinically achievable levels. We studied the effects of LiCl on ...
Andreu Llorenç L Cognitive Neuroscience and Information Technologies Research Program, IN3, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, - - 2013
This study investigated the formulation of verb argument structure in Catalan- and Spanish-speaking children with specific language impairment (SLI) and typically developing age-matched controls. We compared how language production can be guided by conceptual factors, such as the organization of the entities participating in an event and knowledge regarding argument ...
McGeehan John J Departments of Family Community & Rural Medicine and Medicine, The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. - - 2013
Longitudinal generalist preceptorship experiences early in medical education can have beneficial effects on how students practise the art and science of medicine, regardless of their eventual career choices. We evaluated the first 2 years of implementation of an integrated, regional campus-based, early clinical experience programme, the Community Continuity Program, at ...
Graceffa Philip P Boston Biomedical Research Institute, Watertown, MA 02472, USA. - - 2013
Oxidation of actin monomer (G-actin) with copper o-phenanthroline resulted in a rapid, high yield of disulfide cross-linked dimer. The cross-link is due to an intermolecular disulfide bond between actin Cys374 of each molecule, resulting in a tail-to-tail, i.e., antiparallel, actin dimer. Analytical ultracentrifugation profiles of G-actin can be ascribed to ...
Cremin Ide - - 2013
: Antiretroviral drugs can reduce HIV acquisition among uninfected individuals (as pre-exposure prophylaxis: PrEP) and reduce onward transmission among infected individuals (as antiretroviral treatment: ART). We estimate the potential impact and cost-effectiveness of antiretroviral-based HIV prevention strategies. : We developed and analysed a mathematical model of a hyperendemic setting with ...
Nakamura Kyle J KJ Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, - - 2013
A vaccine capable of providing cross-clade, sterilizing protection has been the holy grail of HIV-1 prevention and control since the beginning of the pandemic. A major component of this effort has been the identification and characterization of broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs). Recent advances in bNAb isolation, structure-based engineering, and vector-mediated ...
Hagn Franz F Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, 240 Longwood Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, United - - 2013
Structural studies of membrane proteins are still hampered by difficulties of finding appropriate membrane-mimicking media that maintain protein structure and function. Phospholipid nanodiscs seem promising to overcome the intrinsic problems of detergent-containing environments. While nanodiscs can offer a near-native environment, the large particle size complicates their routine use in the ...
Das Payel P Computational Biology Center, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598, United - - 2013
Recent molecular dynamics simulations have suggested important roles for nanoscale dewetting in the stability, function, and folding dynamics of proteins. Using a synergistic simulation-experimental approach on the αTS TIM barrel protein, we validated this hypothesis by revealing the occurrence of drying inside hydrophobic amino acid clusters and its manifestation in ...
Lo Su-Tang ST Department of Radiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390, - - 2013
Dendrimers are a class of structurally defined macromolecules featured with a central core, a low-density interior formed by repetitive branching units, and a high-density exterior terminated with surface functional groups. In contrast to their polymeric counterparts, dendrimers are nanosized and symmetrically shaped, which can be reproducibly synthesized on a large ...
Selvaraj Stalin - - 2013
The present study investigates dose-dependent effects of trans-resveratrol on the membrane fluidity using planar lipid bilayer and liposome models. The complex admittance plots obtained for the lipid bilayer show that resveratrol below 60 μM preferentially interacts with the polar headgroups at the membrane-electrolyte interface, leading to enhanced membrane admittance and ...
Murphy Taylor A TA Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37235, - - 2013
Accurate quantification of cell specific rates and their uncertainties is of critical importance for assessing metabolic phenotypes of cultured cells. We applied two different methods of regression and error analysis to estimate specific metabolic rates from time-course measurements obtained in exponentially growing cell cultures. Using simulated data sets to compute ...
Yates John R JR 3rd Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 North Torrey Pines, SR11, LaJolla, California 92037, United - - 2013
Mass spectrometry has evolved at an exponential rate over the last 100 years. Innovations in the development of mass spectrometers have created powerful instruments capable of analyzing a wide range of targets, from rare atoms and molecules to very large molecules, such as a proteins, protein complexes, and DNA. These ...
Dagade Dilip H - - 2013
Amino acid ionic liquids are a special class of ionic liquids due to their unique acid-base behavior, biological significance, and applications in different fields such as templates in synthetic chemistry, stabilizers for biological macromolecules, etc. The physicochemical properties of these ionic liquids can easily be altered by making the different ...
Yao Yijun Y School of Engineering, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, - - 2013
In the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA)'s vapor intrusion (VI) database, there appears to be a trend showing an inverse relationship between the indoor air concentration attenuation factor and the subsurface source vapor concentration. This is inconsistent with the physical understanding in current vapor intrusion models. This article ...
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