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Balzer J - - 2013
Interventional techniques for percutaneous treatment of structural heart disease have become an important option for patients ineligible for conventional operating procedures in cardiovascular medicine. Echocardiography plays an essential role not only for patient selection but also for guiding transcatheter interventions in order to safely accomplish the procedure. Echocardiographic 2D and ...
Horstkotte D - - 2013
An intervention for chronic acquired valvular heart disease may either be indicated in symptomatic patients to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life or in asymptomatic patients to improve long-term prognosis, e.g., by preventing disease-related complications like chronic heart failure or arrhythmias. For proper action according to current guidelines, the ...
Höllriegel R - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Although aortic valve disease (AVD) is frequently associated with coronary artery disease (CAD), little is known about the impact of significant coronary artery disease on mortality after diagnostic cardiac catheterization in patients with AVD. METHODS: We analyzed data of the coronary angiography registry of the "Arbeitsgemeinschaft Leitende Kardiologische Krankenhausärzte" ...
Krug S - - 2013
A 79-year-old patient presented with weight loss, subfebrile body temperature and unclear jaw pain. After ruling out malignant and infectious causes, positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) revealed markedly elevated glucose utilization of the large thoracic and upper limb arteries, suggesting systemic vasculitis. Color-coded duplex sonography confirmed thickening of the wall ...
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Recent studies have reported evidence of a leveling and decline in childhood obesity prevalence in New York and California. However, some areas of the United States continue to experience increases in the prevalence of childhood obesity. To assess differences and changes over time in early childhood obesity in the two ...
Ehrlich S - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The correlation between detection of autoantibodies and the pattern and severity of symptoms in patients with encephalitis was the crucial factor for the initiation of immune therapy. The elimination of autoantibodies using therapeutic apheresis by plasma exchange (PE) and immunoadsorption (IA) is a pathophysiologically guided therapeutic approach. The aim ...
Srivastava Swati - - 2013
In recent time, vanadium compounds are being used as antidiabetic drug and in orthopedic implants. However, the exact role of this incorporated vanadium in improving the quality of bone structure and morphology is not known. The impact of vanadium ion was studied and compared to other trace metal ions with ...
Başar O - - 2013
AIM: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disorder which is reported as the hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome with an increased risk of cardiovascular events. Patients with NAFLD are also at risk of future cardiac events independently of metabolic syndrome. The aim of this study was ...
Stiermaier T - - 2013
Recent advances in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) have rekindled interest in this treatment modality also in the setting of unprotected left main stenosis. Randomized trials reported a similar risk of death or myocardial infarction between PCI and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). However, rates of stroke were higher after CABG, ...
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In the United States, annual vaccination against seasonal influenza is recommended for all persons aged ≥6 months. Each season since 2004-05, CDC has estimated the effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccine to prevent influenza-associated, medically attended acute respiratory infection (ARI). This season, early data from 1,155 children and adults with ARI ...
Okamoto Hiroshi - - 2013
We report a rare case of an intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) originating from a jejunal heterotopic pancreas, found incidentally during surgery. A 75-year-old woman was referred to our department for surgical treatment of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and a concurrent oropharyngeal tumor. During surgery to correct the AAA, ...
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Widespread use of measles vaccine since 1980 has led to a substantial decline in global measles morbidity and mortality; measles elimination* has been achieved and sustained in the World Health Organization (WHO) Region of the Americas (AMR) since 2002. In 2010, the World Health Assembly established three milestones for measles ...
Weidemann F - - 2013
Diastolic heart failure, also known as heart failure with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (HF-pEF), is responsible for approximately 50 % of all heart failure cases. According to current guidelines the diagnosis HF-pEF requires three criteria: (1) signs or symptoms of heart failure, (2) presence of a normal left ventricular ejection ...
Tarnoki D L - - 2013
Absence of the superior vena cava (SVC) is a rare variety of vascular anomaly. The purpose of this report is to describe the computed tomography (CT) findings of the partial absence of the SVC without persistent left SVC in a patient with no evidence of congenital cardiovascular disease and no ...
Welper H - - 2013
BACKGROUND: A length polymorphism in the promoter region of the serotonin transporter gene (5-HTTLPR) is associated with both depression and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) system activity. A dysregulation of the HPA system is considered to be a candidate endophenotype of depression. The objective of the present study was an investigation of a ...
Smee Nicole - - 2013
There are multiple considerations when making a treatment plan for patients with urinary tract infections (UTIs). In part 2 of this review the authors discuss the clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, and complications associated with bacterial UTIs in dogs and cats. Part 1 of this review summarized etiology and pathogenesis (see ...
Hodgson K - - 2013
Evidence has emerged supporting a link between high glycaemic index (GI) diets and type 2 diabetes (T2D). The aim of this study was to determine if dietary GI influences the development of hyperglycaemia in C57BL/6 mice to more closely reflect T2D. Male C57BL/6 mice (n=30) were randomly divided into 3 ...
Lei Jianyong - - 2013
BACKGROUND: In Mainland China, many selection criteria for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) liver transplantation, such as the Hangzhou, the Chengdu, and the Fudan criteria, have been established. No comparisons have been made among the outcomes using the Hangzhou, Chengdu, and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) criteria in patients who underwent ...
Koriyama Masumi - - 2013
To investigate seasonal variations of nutrient distribution in the mudflat-shallow water system, we conducted field surveys once a month from August 2007 to July 2008 in the inner area of Ariake Bay (IAB), Japan. The NH(4) (+)-N concentration of the water column increased in autumn because of the high NH(4) ...
Chen Yunhua - - 2013
High Internal Phase Emulsion hydrogels are prepared from waterborne poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) nanogel dispersions which are non-covalently crosslinked through 2-ureido-4[1H] pyrimidinone (UPy) quadruple hydrogen bond groups. The reversible UPy crosslinks allow for the HIPE-hydrogels to be molded into objects which are thermo-responsive in nature.
Bateman Michael G - - 2013
A thorough understanding of valvar anatomy is essential for design engineers and clinicians in the development and/or employment of improved technologies or therapies for treating valvar pathologies. There are two arterial valves in the human heart-pulmonary and aortic valves. Both are complex structures whose normal anatomical components can vary greatly ...
Kotani Takuya - - 2013
The efficacy and safety of liposomal amphotericin B (L-AMB) in the treatment of invasive fungal infections (IFIs) were retrospectively evaluated for patients with connective tissue diseases (CTDs) during treatment with immunosuppressive therapy. Subjects were 13 patients with CTDs complicated by IFI, on the basis of clinical symptoms, imaging findings, and ...
Leite M L C - - 2013
Data from a population-based prospective study were used to examine longitudinal changes in blood pressure (BP) and seek interactions between apolipoprotein E (ApoE) genotypes, smoking and alcohol in a cohort of 557 elderly Brazilian men. Repeated BP measurements were obtained in four waves, and multi-level random-effects pattern-mixture models were used ...
Youk Ji Hyun - - 2013
To compare the mean elasticity value, as measured by shear-wave elastography (SWE), with immunohistochemical profile of invasive breast cancer. This was an institutional review board-approved retrospective study, with a waiver of informed consent. A total of 166 invasive breast cancers in 152 women undergoing preoperative SWE and surgery were included. ...
Oztürk A - - 2013
Öztürk, A. & Mollaoğlu, M. (2013). Determination of problems in patients with post-laryngectomy. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. The purpose of this study is the determination of the physical and psychosocial problems of total and partial laryngectomies. A total of 25 patients, who were operated with the diagnosis of larynx carcinoma ...
Okada Hiroshi - - 2013
Recent studies have demonstrated that a difference in systolic blood pressure (SBP) between arms is associated with both vascular disease and mortality. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between a difference in SBP between arms and between lower limbs and the degree of albuminuria, which is ...
Huse Jason T - - 2013
We report 10 cases of a non-neurocytic, purely neuronal tumor affecting adults. Situated in the cerebral hemispheres, with 7 of 10 confined to the temporal lobes, most presented with seizures as their principal clinical manifestations. On MRI, the tumors generally appeared solid and non-contrast enhancing with minimal diffuse infiltration, edema, ...
Li Cheng - - 2013
The trophic factor prosaposin (PS) is strongly expressed in skeletal muscle, and reportedly, a PS-derived peptide attenuates loss of muscle mass after nerve injury in vivo and increases myoblast fusion into myotubes in vitro. However, few studies have focused on the role of PS during muscle regeneration. We examined the ...
Yin Geping - - 2013
Severe Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (SAUB) is a common gynecological disorder. The clinical characteristics include disordered menstrual cycle and massive bleeding that can cause anemia or secondary infection. Current treatment mainly relies on drug therapy or surgical removal of the uterus, each having its significant disadvantages. How to preserve the uterus, ...
Yoshiga Toyoshi - - 2013
Caenorhabditis japonica is a bacteriophagous nematode species that was discovered on the semi-social burrower bug, Parastrachia japonensis, which demonstrates egg-guarding and provisioning behaviors. To understand the life history of C. japonica in relation to P. japonensis, we demonstrated the specificity of this association and fluctuations in nematode number on the ...
Duin L K - - 2013
PURPOSE.: To evaluate reproducibility of fetal renal pelvis volume as assessed by the Virtual Organ Computer Aided AnaLysis (VOCAL) imaging program and by Automatic Volume Calculation (SonoAVC). In addition, the intra- and interobserver reliability of fetal renal pelvis volume measurements with SonoAVC were established. METHODS.: In this study, the fetal ...
Albin Björn - - 2013
A limited number of studies have been found on stroke mortality in migrants showing higher mortality for some groups. Influence of time of residence has been studied by one research group. An earlier study showed a significantly higher number of deaths in Diseases of the circulatory system in Finnish migrants ...
Schmidt James R - - 2013
Conflict adaptation is one of the most popular ideas in cognitive psychology. It purports to explain a wide range of data, including both brain and behavioral data from the proportion congruent and Gratton paradigms. However, in recent years, many concerns about the viability of this account have been raised. It ...
Lei Xuan - - 2013
Alteration of sugar moieties of natural products often leads to novel antibiotics with different chemical and physical properties. fscMI is a putative glycosyltransferase (GT) in a gene cluster for the production of candicidin, a polyene macrolide antibiotic, produced by Streptomyces sp. FR-008. In this report, we established an in vivo ...
Mannathan Subramaniyan - - 2013
Reaction of oxabicyclic alkenes with alkynes and organoboronic acids in the presence of Ni(cod)(2), P(t-Bu)(3), and CsF in a binary solvent toluene-methanol (1 : 3) at 75 to 85 °C provided exo-5,6-disubstituted 7-oxanorbornene derivatives in good to excellent yields.
Kravchenko Vladimir V - - 2013
Identification of cellular processes modulated by microbial organisms that undermine and disarm mammalian host defenses against bacterial invaders has been the focus of significant biomedical research. In this microreview we will illustrate the role of bacterial N-acyl homoserine lactones (AHL) as a strategy utilized by Gram-negative bacterial pathogens to enable ...
Moradpour Farshad - - 2013
The effects of pre-pubertal castration on hippocampal CA3-CA1 synaptic transmission and plasticity were studied at different ages in vitro. The field excitatory postsynaptic potentials (fEPSP); and population spikes (PS); were simultaneously recorded from stratum radiatum and stratum pylamidale of area CA1 following stimulation of Schaffer collaterals in slices taken from ...
Jez Jakub - - 2013
Recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO), a glycohormone, is one of the leading biopharmaceutical products. The production of rhEPO is currently restricted to mammalian cell expression systems because of its highly complex glycosylation pattern, which is a major determinant for drug-efficacy. Here we evaluated the ability of plants to produce different glycoforms ...
Yue Yong - - 2013
Two new pyrrolo[1,2-α]azepine-type stemona alkaloids, named as tuberostemonoxirine (1) and 9α-epi-tuberospironine (2), were isolated from the roots of Stemona tuberosa. The structures and relative configurations of new compounds were established on the basis of extensive spectroscopic evidences, especially 1D and 2D NMR and HR-MS experiments.
Stepita Meredith E - - 2013
Socialization is one method of preventing behavior problems in dogs; however, some oppose socialization before 16 wk of age due to the risk of contracting infectious diseases. The objectives of this study were to determine if puppies that attended puppy socialization classes and were vaccinated by a veterinarian at least ...
Iacovazzo D - - 2013
Double pituitary adenomas represent up to 2.6 % of pituitary adenomas in large surgical series and up to 3.3 % of patients with Cushing's disease have been found to have double or multiple pituitary adenomas. We report the case of a 60-year-old male patient whose medical history began in 2002 with erectile ...
Chiarandini Fiore Jessica Paola - - 2013
Natural and contaminated waters of the final reaches of the Chubut River (Patagonia, Argentina) were studied to obtain information about river organic matter and effects of domestic and industrial discharges (fishery effluents and sewages). Fluorescence Excitation-Emission Matrices (EEMs) were obtained from samples only filtered (0.45 μm) and diluted, if necessary, to ...
Pham Loan - - 2013
Abstract Twelve hydrophobic coating agents were assessed for their effects on drug release after coating sugar cores by a flexible hot-melt coating method using direct blending. Drug-containing pellets were also produced and used as cores. The cores were coated with single or double wax layers containing acetaminophen (APAP). The harder ...
Gleeson M - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The Health Service Executive introduced a generic prescription policy to reduce costs. Despite this, generic prescription rates remain low. AIM: To audit in-patient prescription practice in a single surgical department and identify potential savings which could be realised by adherence to the generic prescribing policy. METHODS: Surgical in-patient charts ...
Yang Yang - - 2013
The ferrocene/ferrocenium (Fc/Fc(+)) redox couple has been deemed one of the best candidates of the standard electrochemical reference for redox reactions in ionic liquids (ILs). To fully reveal the redox reaction mechanism in the IL condensed phase, solvation, as a prerequisite, apparently needs to be understood. As a preliminary attempt ...
Gadhe Changdev G - - 2013
Chemokine receptor 5 (CCR5) is an important receptor used by human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) to gain viral entry into host cell. In this study, we used a combined approach of comparative modeling, molecular docking, and three dimensional quantitative structure activity relationship (3D-QSAR) analyses to elucidate detailed interaction of ...
Duan Xiaoguang - - 2013
Lepidopteran insects affect cassava production globally, especially in intercropping system. The expression of Cry toxins in transgenic crops has contributed to an efficient control of insect pests, leading to a significant reduction in chemical insecticide usage. Helicoverpa armigera is a Lepidopteran pest that feeds on a wide range of plants ...
Singh Mini - - 2013
A combined analysis of a bovine and ovine mammary gland transcriptome from two similarly designed microarray experiments suggested a strong positive association between the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) implying that major pathways regulating the lactation process were evolutionarily conserved within the two species. Some distinct pathways identified indicate the physiological ...
Umeki Akihide - - 2013
Aiming the 'Bridge to Recovery' course, we have developed a novel left ventricular assist device (LVAD) controlling system. It can change the rotational speed of the continuous flow LVAD, EVAHEART, synchronized with the cardiac beat. Employing this system, we have already demonstrated that myocardial oxygen consumption (MVO2), which is considered ...
Culver J O - - 2013
Studies suggest that patients carrying a BRCA variant of uncertain significance (VUS) may have lingering confusion concerning results interpretation. Counseling for uninformative BRCA-negative (UN) results is thought to be more straightforward, despite the fact that both results lead to similar methods of empiric cancer risk counseling. This study compared surgical ...
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