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Saghrouni Fatma - - 2013
Purpureocillium lilacinum is a saprophytic fungus found in soil and decaying organic matter, but has been reported as an emerging pathogen in immunocompromised patients and following surgical procedures. Infections caused by this mold are often difficult to treat because of its intrinsic resistance to conventional antifungal agents and variable susceptibility ...
Florianova L - - 2013
The presence of stem-like cells in tumors reflects the invasive character of the disease; however, their identification is controversial. We investigated the distribution of CD133, CD44 and CD24 using histological sections and tissue microarrays (TMAs) of human colon adenocarcinoma obtained from patients with and without lymph node metastases and/or liver ...
Patel Vatsal - - 2013
ABSTRACT We studied the clinical benefits of radiological imaging, in the follow-up of patients after combined modality treatment for Stage I/II classical supradiaphragmatic Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL). Imaging data were collected for 78 adults treated 1996-2008. Median follow-up was 4.6 years. Six of the nine relapses were detected clinically. On average, ...
Nguyen Mai - - 2013
We reported herein a facile and scalable preparation process for MoS(2)-decorated Zn(x)Cd(1-x)S hybrid photocatalysts for hydrogen generation. Zn(x)Cd(1-x)S nanopowder was first prepared from commercially available precursors employing a solution based process. MoS(2) hydrogen evolution reaction catalyst was then loaded onto the Zn(x)Cd(1-x)S nanopowder via a photo-assisted deposition process which employed ...
Cordeiro Fabio Aparecido - - 2013
Endophytic nitrogen-fixing species of the genus Herbaspirillum colonize sugar cane and can promote plant growth. The molecular mechanisms that mediate plant- H. seropedicae interaction are poorly understood. In this work we used 2D-PAGE electrophoresis to identify H. seropedicae proteins differentially expressed at the log growth phase in the presence of ...
Bedulina D S - - 2013
We studied various aspects of heat-shock response with special emphasis on the expression of heat-shock protein 70 (hsp70) genes at various levels in two congener species of littoral endemic amphipods (Eulimnogammarus cyaneus and E. verrucosus) from Lake Baikal which show striking differences in their vertical distribution and thermal tolerance. Although ...
Eisenberg Michael L - - 2013
Anogenital distance (AGD) is used to define degree of virilization of genital development, with shorter length being associated with feminization and male infertility. The first exon of the androgen receptor (AR) consists of a polymorphic sequence of cytosine-adenine-guanine (CAG) repeats, with longer CAG repeat lengths being associated with decreased receptor ...
Martínez-González José María - - 2013
Abstract Objective. The aim of this study was to evaluate the satisfaction of rehabilitated edentulous patients in relation to implant prosthetic type. Materials and methods. This prospective cohort study included 40 completely edentulous patients wearing conventional prostheses. They were divided into two study groups: Group A contained 20 patients rehabilitated ...
Liu Wei - - 2013
Nanoparticles (NPs) entering a biological fluid undergo surface modification due to dynamic, physicochemical interactions with biological components, especially proteins. In this work we used complementary bio-physico-chemical approaches to characterize the effects of interactions between CeO(2) NPs, immunoglobulins (IgGs) and bovine serum albumin (BSA) of a similar size on protein structural ...
Fulkerson Patricia C PC Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA. - - 2013
Eosinophils can regulate local immune and inflammatory responses, and their accumulation in the blood and tissue is associated with several inflammatory and infectious diseases. Thus, therapies that target eosinophils may help control diverse diseases, including atopic disorders such as asthma and allergy, as well as diseases that are not primarily ...
Chester Julia A - - 2013
Blunted cortisol responses to stress or trauma have been linked with genetic (familial) risk for both alcoholism and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Mouse lines selectively bred for high (HAP) or low (LAP) alcohol preference may be a relevant model of genetic risk for co-morbid alcoholism and PTSD in humans. HAP ...
Ong Keith - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Whitish spots are sometimes noted in the corneal endothelium after Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT). To evaluate the corneal endothelium after SLT, corneal specular microscopy was performed. DESIGN: Prospective observational study in a private practice. PARTICIPANTS: 15 consecutive patients with open angle glaucoma who had SLT in February 2012, had ...
Barton Hugh A - - 2013
Membrane transporters have been recognized to play a key role in determining the absorption, distribution and elimination processes of drugs. The organic anion-transporting polypeptide (OATP)1B1 and OATP1B3 isoforms are selectively expressed in the human liver and are known to cause significant drug-drug interactions (DDIs), as observed with an increasing number ...
Mariotti Davide - - 2013
Quantum confined silicon nanocrystals (Si-ncs) exhibit intriguing properties due to silicon's indirect bandgap and their highly reactive surfaces. In particular the interplay of quantum confinement with surface effects reveals a complex scenario, which can complicate the interpretation of Si-nc properties and prediction of their corresponding behaviour. At the same time, ...
Pae Chi-Un - - 2013
The effects of cognitive impairment on the occupational functioning, social activity, and economic life of patients with schizophrenia constitute major obstacles to recovery. Currently, the standard biological treatment for schizophrenia consists of antipsychotic medications, which results in significant improvements in psychotic symptoms such as delusions and hallucinations via a high ...
Mukherjee Shomen - - 2013
How foragers balance risks during foraging is a central focus of optimal foraging studies. While diverse theoretical and empirical work has revealed how foragers should and do manage food and safety from predators, little attention has been given to the risks posed by dangerous prey. This is a potentially important ...
Tayfur Ozge - - 2013
Abstract Emotional exhaustion, argued to be burnout's core dimension, can manifest itself as decreased productivity and job dissatisfaction. This study aims to determine how lack of reciprocity, lack of supervisory support, high workload, and work-family conflict affect emotional exhaustion. Data were collected from 295 physicians working at private and public ...
Kim Chang Kon - - 2013
The tautomerization process of glycine between the neutral (NE) and zwitterionic (ZW) forms in aqueous solution was explored theoretically using the conductor-like polarizable continuum model (CPCM) by adopting the PAULING cavity model at the B3LYP, MP2 and CCSD levels with the 6-311+G(d,p) basis set. The tautomerization of glycine is unable ...
Maree L - - 2013
Motility is an essential characteristic of all flagellated spermatozoa and assessment of this parameter is one criterion for most semen or sperm evaluations. Computer-aided sperm analysis (CASA) can be used to measure sperm motility more objectively and accurately than manual methods, provided that analysis techniques are standardized. Previous studies have ...
Lim Aik H - - 2013
AIMS: The aim of this study is to investigate the health-related quality of life in children with severe lower limb trauma after at least 12 months post-injury and to assess patient and injury characteristics in association with the health-related quality of life scores. METHODS: All children in the state of ...
Baker Lorinda K LK Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, - - 2013
Dopaminergic projections from the ventral tegmental area (VTA) to the nucleus accumbens (NAcc) mediate the behavioral and motivational effects of many drugs of abuse, including nicotine. Repeated intermittent administration of these drugs, a pattern often associated with initial drug exposure, sensitises the reactivity of dopamine (DA) neurons in this pathway, ...
Kramer Paulo Floriani - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of oral health outcomes on Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) in a school-based sample of Brazilian preschool children and their families. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 1036 children aged 2-5 years attending all the public nurseries in Canoas, Brazil. Caregivers were asked to ...
Dederer H - - 2013
Insect nicotinic acetylcholine (ACh) receptors (nAChRs) are the targets of several insecticide classes. In the present study, we report the gene identification and cloning of nAChR α1 and α2 subunits (Lcα1 and Lcα2) from the sheep blowfly Lucilia cuprina. Xenopus oocytes voltage clamp experiments as hybrids with the chicken β2 ...
Athlin Simon - - 2013
Background: The use of nasopharyngeal secretions to enhance diagnostic yields of pneumococcal aetiology in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is of interest. We evaluated the Binax NOW Streptococcus pneumoniae immunochromatographic test (ICT) on nasopharyngeal aspirates (NPA) in order to support pneumococcal aetiology in CAP. Methods: The NPA ICT was applied on 180 ...
Hanafusa Yasuko - - 2013
The objective of this study was to determine if Macrorhabdus ornithogaster, a yeast recovered from the junction of the proventriculus and ventriculus of the stomach of parrots and other birds, can infect mice. Fifteen healthy ARC (S) female mice (age 10 weeks) were incoculated with M. ornithogaster by gavage at ...
van de Wall Bryan Jm - - 2013
Abstract Objective. To compare patients younger and older than 50 years with diverticulitis with regard to complications, disease recurrence and to the need for surgery. Material and methods. A literature review and meta-analysis was conducted according to the PRISMA guidelines. MEDLINE, Embase and the Cochrane databases were searched for longitudinal ...
van Dijk Christel E - - 2013
Background and objective. Changes in the Dutch GP remuneration system provided the opportunity to study the effects of changes in financial incentives on the quality of care. Separate remuneration systems for publicly insured patients (capitation) and privately insured patients (fee-for-service) were replaced by a combined system of capitation and fee-for-service ...
Mahar Patrick D - - 2013
Clinical photography has become integral to clinical practice, especially in visually oriented specialties. Where a clinical photograph forms part of a patient's medical record, clinicians have a legal obligation to keep that photograph for several 2013s, as determined by federal privacy legislation and various state legislation. Patients may be able ...
Wang P - - 2013
Previous studies have demonstrated that microRNA (miRNA) expression is altered in human cancer. However, the molecular mechanism underlying these changes in miRNA expression remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the epigenetic modification of miR-124 genes and the potential function of miR-124 in pancreatic cancer. Using pyrosequencing analysis, we found ...
Huang Wenyong - - 2013
BACKGROUND: We sought to assess the perceived difficulty of steps of manual small incision cataract surgery (MSICS) among trainees in rural China. DESIGN: Cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-two trainees at the end of a MSICS training program, METHODS: Participants rated the difficulty of 14 surgical steps using a 5-point scale, 1 ...
Smith Kilian E C - - 2013
This study addresses the question whether hydrophobic organic chemicals exerting no toxicity at their solubility limit (saturation) can form a toxic mixture. Spiking methods generally do not allow testing exactly at saturation without introducing microcrystals. Passive dosing was thus applied to test the acute toxicity of several high melting point ...
Labroo Pratima - - 2013
We present an electrical biosensing of 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) based on a peroxidase-immobilized graphene sensor on a microfluidic paper. The sensor shows a sensitive detection range from 0.5 to 20 μM and a total measuring time of 2 min with a simple fabrication procedure.
Farboud A - - 2013
Objective: Symptoms, including tinnitus, ear pain and vertigo, have been reported following exposure to wind turbine noise. This review addresses the effects of infrasound and low frequency noise and questions the existence of 'wind turbine syndrome'. Design: This review is based on a search for articles published within the last ...
Ryan John Jake - - 2013
In the period from 1985 to 1999, about 600 samples of total diet foods from Canadian cites were analysed for dioxins, furans and non-ortho-PCBs. Toxic equivalent (TEQ) concentrations on a lipid basis were found to be the highest in dairy and beef products followed by poultry and pork. These levels ...
Chanet Audrey - - 2013
Flavanones are found specifically and abundantly in citrus fruits. Their beneficial effect on vascular function is well documented. However, little is known about their cellular and molecular mechanisms of action in vascular cells. The goal of the present study was to identify the impact of flavanone metabolites on endothelial cells ...
Ekström Linda M N K LM Division of Applied Nutrition and Food Chemistry, Department of Food Technology, Engineering and Nutrition, Lund University, P.O. Box 124, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden. - - 2013
Frequent hyperglycaemia is associated with oxidative stress and subclinical inflammation, and thus increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Possibilities of modulating glycaemia, insulinaemia and perceived satiety for bread products were investigated, with emphasis on the course of glycaemia expressed as a glycaemic profile (defined as the duration of the glucose curve ...
Sharif Md Jafar - - 2013
Fe(x)Co(100-x) nanoalloys (NAs) with 20 ≤ x ≤ 80 were prepared by hydrogen reduction of Fe-Co oxide nano-composites, which were composed of mixed phases (or domains) of Fe(2)O(3) and CoO. In situ X-ray diffraction (XRD) measurements using synchrotron radiation clearly showed development of a solid-solution Fe-Co phase by hydrogen reduction ...
Turner-Ivey B B Department of Pathology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, - - 2013
Recent studies suggest that Peroxiredoxin 1 (Prdx1), in addition to its known H₂O₂-scavenging function, mediates cell signaling through redox-specific protein-protein interactions. Our data illustrate how Prdx1 specifically coordinates p38MAPK-induced signaling through regulating p38MAPKα phosphatases in an H₂O₂ dose-dependent manner. MAPK phosphatases (MKP-1 and/or MKP-5), which are known to dephosphorylate and ...
Cheng Longjiu - - 2013
Based on the recently proposed super valence bond model, in which superatoms can compose superatomic molecules by sharing valence pairs and nuclei for shell closure, the 23c-14e bi-icosahedral Au(23)((+9)) core of Au(38)(SR)(24) is proved to be a superatomic molecule. Molecular orbital analysis reveals that the Au(23)((+9)) core is an exact ...
Rodríguez-Sánchez Alma M - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we hypothesized that dentist' interpersonal resources (good cooperation with one's assistant) together with their personal resources (optimism) buffer the negative effects of emotional dissonance (a demand that occurs when there is a difference between felt and displayed emotions) on job performance (in-role and extra-role performance) over ...
Adams Michael J - - 2013
Objective: To better understand help-seeking behaviours and reproductive health disorders among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men.Design, setting and participants: A cross-sectional mixed-methods study conducted from 1 May 2004 to 30 April 2005 of 293 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men aged 18 2013s and over from urban, rural and remote communities in the Northern Territory ...
Devalankar Dattatray A - - 2013
The HKR of racemic anti- or syn-3-substituted epoxy esters catalyzed by a Co(iii)salen complex provides ready access to the corresponding enantioenriched 3,4-disubstituted γ-butyrolactones and 3-substituted epoxy esters. This strategy has been successfully employed in the formal synthesis of biologically active 3,4-disubstituted piperidine derivatives, (-)-paroxetine and Ro 67-8867 and a natural ...
Heathfield Emily - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: The study aims to assess whether the increasing use of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging in place of diagnostic cardiac catheterization in the management of pediatric patients with congenital heart disease has had an impact on pediatric cardiac care. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of data was used. SETTING: The study was ...
Di Nicola Valerio - - 2013
This study presents a method for treating and structurally improving articulations affected by degenerative joint disease (DJD). The focus of this analysis is on two groups of patients: the first comprised patients over eighty years old, and the second comprised patients aged 45 to 55 years. The first group was ...
Preissler Natalie - - 2013
Electrokinetic charging of aqueous microjets was characterized by measuring streaming currents as a function of sodium iodide salt concentration. Measured streaming currents at high salt concentrations (up to 0.5 M) varied non-monotonically with the jet velocity and can be explained by a multipolar charge distribution at the nozzle-water interface. In ...
Kar Supratik - - 2013
Virtual screening (VS) has emerged as an important tool in identifying bioactive compounds through computational means, by employing knowledge about the protein target or known bioactive ligands. VS has appeared as an adaptive response to the massive throughput synthesis and screening paradigm as necessity has forced the computational chemistry community ...
Cunningham Chris E - - 2013
To report on the prevalence and implications of overweight and obesity in a rural maternity cohort. A retrospective 6-2013 cohort of 6138 pregnancies managed in a rural Victorian maternity service from 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2010.Main outcome measures: Maternal body mass index (BMI), prevalence of overweight and obesity, prevalence of pregnancy complications ...
Astolfi Paola - - 2013
The formation of a di-tert-alkyl nitroxide has been observed by Electron Spin Resonance during the exposure of coenzyme CoQ(10), in both the oxidized and reduced forms, to nitrogen dioxide (˙NO(2)) or to nitric oxide (˙NO) in the presence of oxygen. The same kind of nitroxide has been observed also with ...
Sjögren Karin - - 2013
AIM: To report a study of the relationship between person-centred care and ability to perform activities of daily living, quality of life, levels of pain, depressive symptoms, and agitated behaviours among residents with dementia in residential care facilities. BACKGROUND: Standardized measurements of person-centred care have not previously been used to ...
Kinnunen Ulla - - 2013
The aim of the present study conducted among 274 Finnish employees was to examine the relationships between job characteristics, recovery experiences and occupational well-being across 1 year. We hypothesized that these relationships would follow normal causation, that is, job characteristics at T1 predict recovery experiences (detachment, relaxation, mastery and control at ...
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