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Syed Deeba N DN Department of Dermatology University of Wisconsin, Medical Sciences Center, Madison WI-53706, - - 2013
Plants have long been providing mankind with remedies of different ailments. Flavonoids, a family of naturally occurring polyphenolic compounds are ubiquitous in plants. Development of polyphenol-based drugs has not attracted much attention by researchers and drug companies. Therefore, despite extensive studies on polyphenols, this vast group of compounds is underrepresented ...
Gonzales Kalynda Kari KK Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, - - 2013
Striatal cholinergic interneurons (ChIs) are involved in reward-dependent learning and the regulation of attention. The activity of these neurons is modulated by intrinsic and extrinsic γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)ergic and glutamatergic afferents, but the source and relative prevalence of these diverse regulatory inputs remain to be characterized. To address this issue, ...
Unal Gunes G Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey 07102, - - 2013
The perirhinal cortex plays a critical role in recognition and associative memory. However, the network properties that support perirhinal contributions to memory are unclear. To shed light on this question, we compared the synaptic articulation of short- and long-range inputs from the perirhinal cortex or temporal neocortex with perirhinal neurons ...
Lloyd Gavin Rhys GR Biophotonics Research Group, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Great Western Road, Gloucester, GL1 3NN, - - 2013
The potential use of Raman spectroscopy (RS) for the detection of malignancy within lymph nodes of the head and neck was evaluated. RS measures the presence of biomolecules by the inelastic scattering of light within cells and tissues. This can be performed in vivo in real-time. 103 lymph nodes were ...
Schmid Douglas I DI Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, - - 2013
Stimulated endothelial cells (EC) assume an activated phenotype with pro-inflammatory and prothrombotic features, requiring new gene and protein expression. New protein synthesis in activated EC is largely regulated by transcriptional events controlled by a variety of transcription factors. However, post-transcriptional control of gene expression also influences phenotype and allows the ...
Levin L Scott - - 2013
The key to successfully aligning hospitals and physicians is financial integration and joint incentives for academic, quality, and clinical productivity. Many physician practices and health systems are moving toward closer integration, but mainly through consolidation and employment strategies. We describe a fully integrated physician and hospital relationship including an overview ...
Terstappen Karin - - 2013
Spectrophotometric intracutaneous analysis (SIAscopy) is an imaging technique developed for diagnostics of pigmented skin lesions. By image analysis, the displayed images indicate the potential distribution and position of melanin, blood, and collagen within the lesion. A topographic comparison was performed between SIAscopic findings and histopathology. In total, 60 patients with ...
Pando Maria A MA Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas en Retrovirus y SIDA (INBIRS), Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Paraguay 2155, Piso 11, C1121ABG, Buenos Aires, Argentina. - - 2013
Five hundred men who have sex with men (MSM), recruited through respondent driven sampling in Buenos Aires, Argentina, were interviewed in order to assess knowledge and beliefs about HIV infection. The mean proportion of HIV correct knowledge answers was 62 %; however participants whose sexual partners in the prior year ...
Itoi Eiji - - 2013
Bone loss is commonly observed in shoulders with anterior instability. The Latarjet procedure is commonly performed when a glenoid bony defect exists that is greater than 25 % of the glenoid width or when the risk of recurrent instability is higher (i.e., collision-sport athletes). Hill-Sachs lesions need to be assessed as ...
Austin Peter C - - 2013
Hospital report cards, in which outcomes following the provision of medical or surgical care are compared across health care providers, are being published with increasing frequency. Essential to the production of these reports is risk-adjustment, which allows investigators to account for differences in the distribution of patient illness severity across ...
Smith Kimberly A KA Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program Divisions of General Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5604, - - 2013
Performance measures are widely used to profile primary care physicians (PCPs) but their reliability is often limited by small sample sizes. We evaluated the reliability of individual PCP profiles and whether they can be improved by combining measures into composites or by profiling practice groups. We performed a cross-sectional analysis ...
Brown Jennifer R JR Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA. - - 2013
Ibrutinib is a potent covalent kinase inhibitor that targets BTK. BTK, or Bruton's tyrosine kinase, is an obvious target for therapy of B cell diseases because inactivating mutations lead to B cell aplasia in humans and the disease X-linked agammaglobulinemia. Ibrutinib has modest cytotoxicity against CLL cells in vitro but ...
Ro Cynthia C Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Becker 131, Los Angeles, CA 90048, - - 2013
Osteoporosis related fractures contribute to morbidity and mortality in U.S. patients, placing a heavy financial burden on society. Randomized clinical trials involving over 30,000 subjects have established bisphosphonates' efficacy in reducing the incidence of fragility fractures. However, as bisphosphonates are retained for years in the skeleton, reports of adverse events ...
Parikh Hemang H Laboratory of Translational Genomics, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, - - 2013
The objective of this study was to fine-map common pancreatic cancer susceptibility regions. We conducted targeted Roche-454 resequencing across 428 kb in 3 genomic regions identified in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of pancreatic cancer, on chromosomes 1q32.1, 5p15.33, and 13q22.1. An analytical pipeline for calling genotypes was developed using HapMap ...
Goswami Lalit N LN International Institute of Nano and Molecular Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Missouri, 1514 Research Park Drive, Columbia, Missouri 65211-3450, - - 2013
Herein we describe the sequential synthesis of a variety of azide-alkyne click chemistry-compatible heterobifunctional oligo(ethylene glycol) (OEG) linkers for bioconjugation chemistry applications. Synthesis of these bioorthogonal linkers was accomplished through desymmetrization of OEGs by conversion of one of the hydroxyl groups to either an alkyne or azido functionality. The remaining ...
Wu Jie - - 2013
Th17 responses have been suggested to participate in the pathogenesis of acute allograft rejection. RORγt is the master transcription factor that controls Th17 cell differentiation and expansion. However, little is known about the effect that antagonizing RORγt activity may have on acute cardiac allograft rejection. A model of heterotopic murine ...
Belavic Jennifer M - - 2013
Each year, the FDA approves many pharmaceuticals and products designed to treat or improve a patient's condition. The following is a sampling of some of the most important drugs approved in 2012 that specifically apply to nurse practitioner practice.
Wolken Gregory G GG Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, - - 2013
Mitochondria are heterogeneous organelles involved in energy production, metabolism, and cellular signaling that oftentimes are isolated from cells for chemical characterization (e.g., proteomic analysis). The chemical composition of the mitochondrial outer membrane is one of the factors defining the mitochondrial isoelectric point (pI), which is a property useful for the ...
Ozcan Sureyya S Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis, Davis, California 95616, United - - 2013
O-Glycans in saliva and tear isolated from patients suffering from ocular rosacea, a form of inflammatory ocular surface disease, were profiled, and their structures were elucidated using high resolution mass spectrometry. We have previously shown that certain structures, particularly sulfated oligosaccharides, increased in the tear and saliva of rosacea patients. ...
Chan An-Wen AW Women’s College Research Institute, Women’s College Hospital, University of Toronto, 790 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1N8, Canada. - - 2013
The protocol of a clinical trial serves as the foundation for study planning, conduct, reporting, and appraisal. However, trial protocols and existing protocol guidelines vary greatly in content and quality. This article describes the systematic development and scope of SPIRIT (Standard Protocol Items: Recommendations for Interventional Trials) 2013, a guideline ...
Moratto R - - 2013
Carotid artery stenting (CAS) represents a valid alternative to carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Possible embolization during the approach and the cannulation of the supra-aortic arterial trunks remains an important obstacle to CAS. This risk is increased in elderly patients and complex anatomies. In order to achieve satisfactory technical and clinical outcomes, ...
Komeili Mariam - - 2013
Bilingual children are frequently misdiagnosed as having Specific Language Impairment (SLI). Misdiagnosis may be minimized by tests with high degrees of sensitivity and specificity. The current study used a new test, the School-Age Sentence Imitation Test-English 32 (SASIT-E32), to investigate sentence repetition in monolingual and bilingual children, and specifically to ...
Simonetti G - - 2013
Ischemic stroke is the third leading cause of death and most common cause of permanent disability in industrialized nations. Eighty-five percent of strokes are ischemic in nature, with an associated mortality between 53% and 92%. The focus of treatment for acute stroke starts with prompt and accurate diagnosis of ischemic ...
Kim Beom K - - 2013
Monitoring fibrosis is mandatory for detailed prognostification in patients with chronic liver disease. We developed optimized cut-offs for liver stiffness (LS) values, based on the histological subclassification of cirrhosis, and investigated whether early on-treatment changes in LS values can predict long-term prognosis in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related advanced ...
Yim Hyung Joon - - 2013
Management of lamivudine-resistant chronic hepatitis B (CHB) remains challenging, as inappropriate choice of treatment may cause multidrug resistance. Until now, randomized trials directly comparing adding adefovir and switching to entecavir monotherapy have not been reported. This multicentre prospective randomized study was designed to compare the efficacy of these two strategies. ...
Marone E M - - 2013
Endovascular repair of the thoracic aorta (TEVAR) has been recently considered an appealing alternative to open treatment of traumatic aortic injuries. However, the use of this technique in emergency is often limited by hemodynamic instability, severe associated lesions and unavailability of adequate materials. Dedicated stent-grafts are not currently available. We ...
Darbyshire Daniel - - 2013
Background:  Handover is a key activity in acute health care, with patient safety implications if it is not performed well. This is becoming more important with shorter working hours and therefore a greater number of handovers. Despite this there is a paucity of evidence to guide education to enhance practice. ...
Sakuma Shun - - 2013
Barley (Hordeum vulgare) spikes are developmentally switched from two-rowed to six-rowed by a single recessive gene, six-rowed spike 1 (vrs1), which encodes a homeodomain-leucine zipper I class transcription factor. Vrs1 is a paralog of HvHox2 and both were generated by duplication of an ancestral gene. HvHox2 is conserved among cereals, ...
Reuken Philipp A - - 2013
Bacterial infections increase mortality four-fold in patients with decompensated cirrhosis. However, specific mortality associated with urinary tract infections (UTI) in cirrhosis is not known. Retrospective single-centre analysis of all hospitalized patients with cirrhosis and ascites who underwent first paracentesis between 2006 and 2011 to determine 90-day mortality associated with UTI ...
Setacci C - - 2013
Treatment of acute stroke is time-dependent, with the best outcomes resulting from the earliest interventions. However, for patients with acute ischemic stroke due to a high-grade stenosis of the internal carotid artery, despite maximal medical treatment, an effective intervention to improve their neurologic symptoms and clinical outcome has not yet ...
Abendroth Martin - - 2013
Background:  As many medical schools focus on student-centred learning strategies, e-learning provides a useful approach to foster clinical decision-making skills in a case-based way. We developed an e-learning module based on real patient cases for final-year students as a self-directed studying tool. Methods:  Ten patient cases were developed from patients ...
Li Z - - 2013
Diabetic nephropathy is a major complication of diabetes and a frequent cause of end-stage renal disease and recent studies suggest that podocyte damage may play a role in the pathogenesis of this. At early onset of diabetic nephropathy there is podocyte drop-out, which is thought to provoke glomerular albuminuria and ...
Brousil James - - 2013
Femoral fractures in children are the commonest children's fracture requiring hospitalization. They consume disproportionate amounts of healthcare resource. Advances in operative management have resulted in improved clinical and health economic outcomes. This article describes 21st-century management of femoral fractures concentrating on recent advances. There is a clear trend to increased ...
Kopycinska Justyna - - 2013
Impaired regulation of apoptosis has been suggested to play a role in the pathogenesis of Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC). In this study, we analysed a signalling pathway that comprises the transcription factor FoxO3a and its downstream target Bim, a Bcl-2 interacting mediator of apoptosis. The tissues examined included livers explanted ...
Bosiers M - - 2013
The aim of the present article was to report the 12-month results of the Zilver® PTX® Single Arm StudyTASC C/D de novo lesion subgroup. The Zilver PTX Drug-Eluting Peripheral Stent is a self-expanding nitinol stent with a polymer-free paclitaxel coating. This is a prospective, single-arm, multicentre clinical study evaluating the ...
Min Yang Won - - 2013
Acute hepatic failure (AHF) is one of the most serious complications of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE). The aims of this study were to investigate risk factors of AHF after TACE and to establish a predictive model for AHF. In the evaluation set, a total of 820 patients who underwent TACE ...
Vance Gillian - - 2013
Background:  The trainee-held learning portfolio is integral to the foundation programme in the UK. In the Northern Deanery, portfolio assessment is standardised through the Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) process. In this study we aimed to establish how current trainees evaluate portfolio-based learning and ARCP, and how these attitudes ...
Albustanji Yusuf M - - 2013
The studies of agrammatism show that not all morpho-syntactic elements are impaired to the same degree and that some of this variation may be due to language-specific differences. This study investigated the production of morpho-syntactic elements in 15 Jordanian-Arabic (JA) speaking individuals with agrammatism and 15 age-matched neurologically healthy individuals. ...
Yamada R - - 2013
During the last 20 years, asymptomatic patients with high-grade carotid stenosis have been treated with carotid endarterectomy and more recently with carotid artery stenting in order to prevent stroke. New, best medical treatment including statins, beta-blockers, antiplatelet therapies, and better diabetes and blood pressure control might reduce the incidence of ...
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 ...
Andreu Llorenç - - 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 ...
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. ...
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