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Lee Eun-Jeong - - 2013
Asian students comprise over half of all international students in the United States, yet little is known about their help-seeking behaviors and preferences for mental health professionals. The purpose of this study was to use conjoint analysis to examine characteristics of mental health professionals influencing Korean international students' preferences when ...
Anagnostopoulos Fotios - - 2013
PURPOSE: To investigate the dimensionality, construct validity in the form of factorial, convergent, discriminant, and known-groups validity, as well as scale reliability of the fifteen dimensional (15D) instrument. METHODS: 15D data were collected from a large Greek general population sample (N = 3,268) which was randomly split into two halves. Data from ...
Tiruthani Karthik - - 2013
Molecular mechanisms regulating human trophoblast differentiation remain poorly understood due to difficulties in obtaining primary tissues from very early developmental stages in humans. Therefore, the use of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) as a source for generating trophoblast tissues is of significant interest. Trophoblast-like cells have been obtained through treatment ...
Olenik D - - 2013
Hepatic pulmonary fusion is a rare malformation associated with right congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), often only discovered during surgical repair of the defect. Fourteen previous cases have been reported in the literature. We describe a case of a full term male newborn with prenatal ultrasound diagnosis of right CDH who ...
Rocha Gustavo Machado - - 2013
The aim of this study was to assess factors associated with unprotected receptive anal intercourse (URAI) in a sample of MSM recruited by respondent driven sampling in Brazil. Among 3,449 participants, 36.5 % reported URAI. Final logistic model indicated that living with a male partner, illicit drug use, having stable partnership, ...
Jose Biju - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The prevalences of obesity and chronic kidney disease (CKD) have increased simultaneously. Should a pathophysiological relationship exist between the two conditions, bariatric surgery and associated weight loss could be an important intervention in extremely obese individuals to slow the progression of CKD. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of ...
Carter B H - - 2013
The objective of this study was to determine the ability of radiant insulation hutch covers to moderate the effect of ambient temperature and radiant energy on calves housed in polyethylene hutches. The insulation had a double layer of polyethylene bubble film laminated between a layer of aluminum foil and white ...
Helmberger Thomas - - 2013
Image-guided diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are related to, or performed under, some kind of imaging. Such imaging may be direct inspection (as in open surgery) or indirect inspection as in endoscopy or laparoscopy. Common to all these techniques is the transformation of optical and visible information to a monitor or ...
Vaclavik Lukas - - 2013
The availability of rapid and reliable tools for monitoring of plants' cold tolerance is a prerequisite for research aimed at breeding of cold-tolerant crop plants. Therefore, we have tested the capacity of metabolomics-based methods employing ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC)-mass spectrometry and direct analysis in real time-mass spectrometry for high-throughput screening ...
Gräff Johannes - - 2013
Long-lasting memories require specific gene expression programmes that are, in part, orchestrated by epigenetic mechanisms. Of the epigenetic modifications identified in cognitive processes, histone acetylation has spurred considerable interest. Whereas increments in histone acetylation have consistently been shown to favour learning and memory, a lack thereof has been causally implicated ...
Plevnik Kapun Alja - - 2013
Background: Altered homeostasis of vitamin E has been demonstrated in human atopic dermatitis. Data on plasma and skin vitamin E concentrations in canine atopic dermatitis (CAD) are not available. Objective: To determine vitamin E concentrations in plasma and skin of atopic dogs. Animals and Methods: Vitamin E concentrations in plasma ...
Kryukov Fedor - - 2013
ABSTRACT In multiple myeloma (MM), biologic complexity originates from complex oncogenic processes involving somatic acquisition of myriad mutations coupled with genetic variability within the host. This pathogenically determined molecular heterogeneity predetermines clinical intricacy. In this study, we performed gene expression profiling (GEP) focusing on centrosome-related genes to determine the molecular ...
Bouhenni Rachida - - 2013
To immunolocalize corneal keratan sulfate (KS) and its core protein lumican, aggrecan, type I and type III collagens in sclerocornea specimens and compare their expression and distribution to age-matched healthy corneas and scleras. Sclerocornea specimens (n = 3) and age-matched normal corneoscleral rim specimens (n = 3) were studied by light microscopy and histochemically. ...
Liu Fu-Yao - - 2013
Although the role of Krüppel-like factor 17 (KLF17) in regulating epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) has been explored in breast cancer, its influence on primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains unclear. This study aims to investigate the expression status of KLF17 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and the correlation between KLF17 expression and metastatic ...
McCann Edward - - 2013
International policy initiatives have highlighted the need to include older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in the provision of appropriate health and social care. However, empirical studies in the area remain sparse. The aim of this study was to investigate the experiences and needs of LGBT people over ...
Ben-Ami Shor Dana - - 2013
The incidence of autoimmune diseases is increasing in Western countries, possibly due to the improved sanitary conditions and reduced exposure to infections in childhood (the hygiene hypothesis). There is an ongoing debate whether infection prevents or precipitates autoimmune diseases. Various helminths species used in several animal models were shown to ...
Zhang Mingyang - - 2013
Hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S) is a lipid-soluble, endogenously produced gaseous messenger molecule collectively known as gasotransmitter. Over the last several decades, gasotransmitters have emerged as potent cytoprotective mediators in various models of tissue and cellular injury. In this study, we performed a weight-drop traumatic brain injury (TBI) model in adult mice ...
Park Young Mi - - 2013
PURPOSE.: The purpose of our study was to evaluate the imaging features of benign adenomyoepithelioma of the breast with a focus on sonographic (US) appearances. METHODS.: Ten benign adenomyoepitheliomas in 9 patients were included in this study. Mammographic and US findings were analyzed retrospectively by 2 radiologists according to the ...
Hu Huaqing - - 2013
The cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) has been widely accepted as a good indicator of arteriosclerosis. However, the lack of a reliable diagnostic criterion for CAVI hampers the proper clinical screening for arteriosclerosis using CAVI and impedes the prompt treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD). There is an urgent need to determine ...
Kalliomäki Jarkko - - 2013
The aim was to investigate the effects of AZD1940, a novel peripherally acting cannabinoid CB(1) / CB(2) receptor agonist, on capsaicin-induced pain and hyperalgesia, as well as on biomarkers of cannabinoid central nervous system (CNS) effects This was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 4-sequences, 2-periods cross-over study in 44 male healthy ...
Chen Gang - - 2013
This study aimed to investigate the expression of the Nemo-like kinase (NLK) in the brain after experimental subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) in rats. A total of 90 rats were randomly divided into six groups: control group, day 1, day 3, day 5, day 7, and day 14. Day 1, day 3, ...
Kasim Neda R - - 2013
The effect of actinomycin D on HeLa cells was studied by live fluorescence and transmission-through-dye microscopy-a recently developed technique that permits volume measurements in live cells. In particular, it is well suited for the observation and quantification of the apoptotic volume decrease (AVD), which is widely viewed as an essential ...
Enríquez-Navascués J M - - 2013
Restoration of intestinal continuity at a second stage after emergency total proctocolectomy may be difficult or hazardous due to the pelvic cavity being closed off. We present a way of keeping the pelvic cavity open and accessible following total proctocolectomy by insertion of a breast implant that hinders fibrosis and ...
Kono Kiyomi - - 2013
Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) is a cytokine that promotes the regeneration of the periodontium, the specialized tissues supporting the teeth. bFGF, does not, however, induce the synthesis of smooth muscle actin alpha 2 (ACTA2), type I collagen (COL1), or COL3, which are principal molecules in periodontal ligament (PDL) tissue, ...
Kristjánsson Arni - - 2013
Priming of visual search has a dominating effect upon attentional shifts and is thought to play a decisive role in visual stability. Despite this importance, the nature of the memory underlying priming remains controversial. To understand more fully the necessary conditions for priming, we contrasted passive versus active viewing of ...
Gil V - - 2013
Background  Pharmacological studies using selective P2Y(1) antagonists, such as MRS2500, and studies with P2Y(1) (-/-) knockout mice have demonstrated that purinergic neuromuscular transmission is mediated by P2Y(1) receptors in the colon. The aim of the present study was to test whether P2Y(1) receptors are involved in purinergic neurotransmission in the ...
Ellenberger Sarah - - 2013
A 3 mo old female Airedale terrier presented with decreased range of motion of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which was first recognized at weaning. Computed tomography (CT) revealed abnormal, bilateral ossification of the soft tissues extending from the region of the tympanic bullae to the medial aspect of the angular ...
Barendse H P J - - 2013
In geriatric psychiatry, informant reports are often important due to cognitive problems and related impaired insight and judgment. Informant questionnaires to identify personality traits among older adults are sparse. The Dutch informant personality questionnaire (the HAP) is especially developed to address this need. The objective of this study is the ...
Murphy R - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Rates of unemployment and early retirement are increased in Parkinson's disease (PD) and contribute to disease burden. AIMS: To investigate time to loss of employment from PD onset and predictors of continued employment; to identify common issues and possible interventions in the workplace. METHODS: Eighty-eight patients with PD diagnosed ...
Oefelein Michael G - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Overactive bladder (OAB) is often associated with a number of co-morbid medical conditions, including diabetes mellitus. This may necessitate several concomitant treatments, thus creating the potential for drug-drug interactions (DDIs). Trospium is renally eliminated, not metabolized via cytochrome P450; therefore, cytochrome P450 DDIs are unlikely. However, coadministration with another ...
Ando Hitoshi - - 2013
Raloxifene, a selective oestrogen receptor modulator commonly used for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, affects the coagulation and fibrinolytic systems and consequently increases the risk of venous thromboembolism. Because both the coagulation and fibrinolytic systems exhibit circadian rhythms, we aimed to investigate the influences of dosing time of raloxifene on ...
Trilles Jean-Paul - - 2013
Eleven Nerocila species are recorded from 22 marine fishes belonging to 15 families. Three, Nerocila arres, Nerocila depressa, and Nerocila loveni, are new for the Indian fauna. N. arres and Nerocila sigani, previously synonymized, are redescribed and their individuality is restored. Nerocila exocoeti, until now inadequately identified, is described and ...
Tierney Jessica E - - 2013
The recent decades-long decline in East African rainfall suggests that multidecadal variability is an important component of the climate of this vulnerable region. Prior work based on analysing the instrumental record implicates both Indian and Pacific ocean sea surface temperatures (SSTs) as possible drivers of East African multidecadal climate variability, ...
Morelli Michele - - 2013
Abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate the improvement in catamenial chronic pelvic pain (CPP) after Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone analogue (GnRH-a) administration in women affected by adenomyosis or endometriosis. We retrospectively analysed clinical data of 63 premenopausal women with clinical suspect of adenomyosis (15 women, Group A) or ...
Oliveira Maiolino Thomaz Fonseca - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Reconstruction of mandibular defects after tumor resection is a challenge to the head and neck surgeon because of associated functional and esthetic problems. The intention of mandibular reconstructive surgery is to achieve maximum possible functionality, which means the restoration of masticatory function and speech with a good esthetic result. ...
Verkooijen Kirsten T - - 2013
Possible interactions among exercise self-identity, social comparison and exercise behaviour were explored in a sample of 417 undergraduate students (Mean age = 21.5, SD = 3.0; 73% female). Two models were examined using self-report data; (1) a mediation model which proposed an association between social comparison and exercise behaviour mediated by exercise self-identity and ...
Kare Pavan - - 2013
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a degenerative disorder of the CNS, characterized by cerebral depletion of dopamine (DA), hence one of the approaches to delay the depletion of DA is to inhibit its oxidative deamination. Monoamine oxidases (MAO) carry out the oxidative deamination of monoamines like DA. These are intracellular enzymes, ...
Diderichsen Paul Matthias - - 2013
AIM: To assess the cardiovascular effects of a new inhaled long-acting beta agonist PF-00610355 in COPD Patients. METHODS: 13,062 heart rate measurements collected in 10 clinical studies from 579 healthy volunteers, asthma, and COPD patients, were analyzed. The relationship between heart rate profiles and predicted plasma concentration profiles, patient status, ...
El-Sisi A A - - 2013
This study aimed at comparing the effects of atorvastatin and vitamin E on erectile dysfunction in patients initially irresponsive to sildenafil, with investigation into the underlying possible mechanisms. Sixty patients were randomly divided into three groups: the atorvastatin group received 80 mg daily, the vitamin E group received 400 IU daily and ...
Lin Janet Y - - 2013
Introduction Emergency medical care in Pakistan has not been a priority of medical education and training because of the country's need to address its lack of primary care. Resources and trained personnel are scarce. Despite these challenges, the value of emergency medical care is gaining attention. The objective of this ...
Sheehan Jane - - 2013
BACKGROUND: In children with cystic fibrosis (CF) sleep, eating/mealtime, physiotherapy adherence and internalising problems are common. Caregivers also often report elevated depression, anxiety and stress symptoms. PURPOSE: To identify, through principal components analysis (PCA), coping strategies used by Australian caregivers of children with CF and to assess the relationship between ...
Alrabiah Haitham - - 2013
Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy is an established rapid whole-organism fingerprinting method that generates metabolic fingerprints from bacteria that reflect the phenotype of the microorganism under investigation. However, whilst FT-IR spectroscopy is fast (typically 10 s to 1 min per sample), the approaches for microbial sample preparation can be time ...
Randler Christoph - - 2013
Mobbing of predators occurs within a conspecific and heterospecific context but has not been quantified within the framework of a communication network and analysed with respect to heterospecific reciprocity. Here, we used playbacks of mobbing calls to show that mobbing is unequally distributed within a community of deciduous forest birds. ...
Costa Danielle Cristina Machado - - 2013
Abstract Lippia alba (Miller) N.E. Brown is an aromatic plant known locally as "Erva-cidreira-do-campo" that has great importance in Brazilian folk medicine. The aim of our study was to evaluate the antidermatophytic potential of linalool-rich essential oil (EO) from L. alba and analyze the ability of this EO to inhibit ...
Alvarez Nicolas Javier - - 2013
We introduce a new field-flow fractionation (FFF) technique, whereby molecules are separated based on their differential interaction (dielectrophoresis (DEP)) with optical electric fields, i.e. electric fields with frequencies in the visible and near-infrared range. The results show that a parallel array of axially non-uniform optical fields yielding an attractive potential ...
Chen Zhong - - 2013
A new polyoxygenated cyclohexene bonianol A (1) and another new polyoxygenated seco-cyclohexene bonianol B (2) were isolated from the leaves of Uvaria boniana, and their structures were established on the basis of spectroscopic methods including IR, HR-ESI-MS, 1D, and 2D NMR.
Ai Wenqing - - 2013
Induction of local (pulmonary) immunity plays a critical role in preventing dissemination of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb) at the early infection stage. On the basis of our previously constructed multi-epitope gene vaccine, pHSP65pep, which effectively induced splenic IFN-γ(+) Th1 response, chitosan, one natural cationic polysaccharide was employed as mucosal gene ...
Gullai Nóra - - 2013
The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of the Triage placental growth factor (PlGF) assay, together with its prognostic efficiency in determining the need for preterm delivery in all forms of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. A total of 130 pregnant women with a diagnosis of preeclampsia ...
Zebarjadi Mona - - 2013
Nanoparticle dopants are designed which are invisible to conduction electrons and have sharp dips in their electron scattering rate versus electron energy close to the Fermi level. Replacement of such dopants with traditional impurities results in simultaneous enhancement of the Seebeck coefficient and the electron mobility and therefore a large ...
Kumar R - - 2013
This paper presents the analysis of large mining machinery related accidents in Indian opencast coal mines. The trends of coal production, share of mining methods in production, machinery deployment in open cast mines, size and population of machinery, accidents due to machinery, types and causes of accidents have been analysed ...
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