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Lefevre N - - 2013
PURPOSE: The main goal of this study was to compare the results of the GNRB(®) arthrometer to those of Telos™ in the diagnosis of partial thickness tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). METHODS: A prospective study performed January-December 2011 included all patients presenting with a partial or full-thickness ACL ...
Zou K - - 2013
We report on the transport properties of ABC and ABA stacked trilayer graphene using dual, locally gated field effect devices. The high efficiency and large breakdown voltage of the HfO(2) top and bottom gates enables independent tuning of the perpendicular electric field and the Fermi level over an unprecedentedly large ...
Oliveira Rodrigo G - - 2013
Delayed, or type IV, hypersensitivity reactions are a useful model to study the effects of new substances on the immune system. In this study, the experimental model of the delayed type hypersensitivity (DTH) reaction to ovalbumin (OVA) was used to evaluate the immunomodulating effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT), which ...
Jin Chunying - - 2013
A Gram-negative, oxidase-positive, facultatively anaerobic bacterium, designated strain E20121, was isolated from the digestive tract of a Japanese prawn (Marsupenaeus japonicus) collected from the coastal sea water area of Zhuhai, Guangdong province, China. The new isolate was determined to be closely related to Vibrio ponticus DSM 16217(T), having 97.6 % 16S ...
Walsh Kieran - - 2013
Medical education has had a long history. Much of that history can be captured in quotations from the many people who have made medical education what it is today. Even though newcomers to the field often see and approach problems as if they were the first to discover them, examining ...
Curto David Del - - 2013
Navigated posterior cervical microforaminotomy (PCM) is a promising minimally invasive technique for treating radiculopathy caused by lateral disc herniations and foraminal stenosis. Between December 2009 and October 2010, 14 patients with unilateral foraminal disc herniations or foraminal stenosis at the C6-7 or C7-T1 level underwent PCM assisted by O-arm navigation ...
Chowdhary A - - 2013
We report the first environmental isolation from India of Cryptococcus gattii, genotype amplified fragment length polymorphism 5 (AFLP5), which is one of the rarely reported genotypes of this pathogen. It originated from decayed wood inside a trunk hollow of Manilkara hexandra, a native tree in Delhi. We investigated 101 isolates ...
Brian Leung - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: The present descriptive case study documents the behaviours of a child single-switch user in the community setting and draws attention to learning and mastery behaviours as risk factors to single-switch abandonment. Our observations were interpreted in the context of a longer term school-based evaluation of an advanced single-switch ...
Watanabe Hiromitsu - - 2013
The present study investigated whether a water-soluble extract from the culture medium of Ganoderma lucidum mycelia (Japanese: Reishi or Mannentake) (designated as MAK) exerted a protective effect against induction of aberrant crypt foci (ACF) by azoxymethane (AOM) and small-intestinal damage induced by the anticancer drug 5-FU. Six-week-old male F344 rats ...
Buchecker M - - 2013
The current study was conducted to evaluate the effects of unstable footwear on spine kinematics and trunk muscle activity during bipedal stance. Therefore, spinal alignment and concurrent angular velocity measures were assessed in 27 asymptomatic adults while standing with unstable Masai Barefoot Technology (MBT) shoes and standard footwear, respectively, employing ...
Siburian Marlinang D - - 2013
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The Minangkabau is one of the major ethnic groups in Indonesia. Previous studies with a limited number of samples have shown a different prevalence of HBV/C in the Minangkabau compared to the Indonesian population in general. The aim of this study was to assess the HBV genotype distribution ...
Kojima Ko - - 2013
Lymphoid malignancies such as leukemia and many types of lymphoma are common and severe disorders in dogs. Since shortening remission duration caused by resistance to chemotherapy often becomes clinically critical problems, development of novel and effective therapy should be required. The present study investigated the status of NF-κB, and effect ...
Mailey Emily L - - 2013
Working mothers exhibit high levels of inactivity, and theory-based interventions to bolster physical activity within this population are needed. This study examined the effectiveness of a brief social cognitive theory-based intervention designed to increase physical activity among working mothers. Participants (N = 141) were randomly assigned to an intervention only, intervention plus ...
Smulian John C - - 2013
We present a case of acute uterine inversion in the third stage of labor in which critical management decisions were facilitated by ultrasound imaging in the operating room. Identification of the ovary and adnexa pulled into the indentation of the inversion allowed the successful diagnosis and guidance for uterine replacement. ...
Orbán-Németh Zsuzsanna - - 2013
Microtubule-associated protein 1B (MAP1B) is a classical high molecular mass microtubule-associated protein expressed at high levels in the brain. It confers specific properties to neuronal microtubules and is essential for neuronal differentiation, brain development and synapse maturation. Misexpression of the protein contributes to the development of brain disorders in humans. ...
Methner Axel - - 2013
2012 witnessed important developments for multiple sclerosis, including successful phase III trials of novel oral therapeutics and identification of the potassium channel KIR4.1 as an autoimmune target. Additionally, the lung was highlighted as an important site for immune-cell programming, and the relevance of a TNF receptor variant was clarified.
Pathirana Charles - - 2013
During a synthesis of 5-amino-4-(6-methoxy-2-methylpyridin-3-yl)-3-methyl-1H-pyrazole-1-carboxamide (see Scheme 1), a side-reaction produced 3-amino-4-(6-methoxy-2-methylpyridin-3-yl)-5-methyl-1H-pyrazole-1-carboxamide as a by-product that forms an equilibrium with the target-compound. The structure of the by-product was elucidated by the interpretation of 1D and 2D (HMQC, HMBC) NMR data where (1) H-(15)  N HMBC correlations revealed the position of carbamoyl ...
Hadrich Inès - - 2013
Aspergillus flavus is the second most important Aspergillus species associated with aspergillosis and the incidence of infections caused by it are increasing in the immunocompromised population. This species is of major epidemiological importance in regions with a dry and hot climate. Despite the growing clinical significance of A. flavus, data ...
Sachs Norman - - 2013
Cell-matrix adhesion is crucial for maintaining the mechanical integrity of epithelial tissues. Podocytes-a key component of the glomerular filtration barrier-are exposed to permanent transcapillary filtration pressure and must therefore adhere tightly to the underlying glomerular basement membrane (GBM). The major cell-matrix adhesion receptor in podocytes is the integrin α3β1, which ...
Nell Sjoerd - - 2013
A 30-year-old male was diagnosed with a disruption of the musculofibrotic abdominal wall as a result of a blunt trauma 3 years after the injury. His traumatic abdominal wall hernia (TAWH) was initially missed on physical examination and computed tomography. The patient presented now with a lump in the left flank ...
Lorduy Kara M KM Department of Psychology, College of Science, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas, - - 2013
Symptoms of central sensitization syndrome (CSS) were evaluated among three different groups of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients. Additionally, TMD group differences in pain and pain-related disability were assessed, as well as emotional distress. Participants were 250 patients with symptoms of acute TMD, recruited from dental clinics within a major metropolitan ...
Zhang Lilu - - 2013
5-Aminolevulinic acid (ALA) synthase (ALAS) HemA from non-sulfur photosynthetic bacteria has been used for the ALA bioproduction, whereas the isoenzyme HemT/HemO is less studied and not used for ALA production. Two ALAS-encoding genes, hemA and hemO from Rhodopseudomonas palustris were cloned, purified and characterized. The ALASs had very high specific ...
Fisher Martin - - 2013
Abstract This paper presents three cases involving young Orthodox Jewish males, each of whom lost 15-25 pounds over a course of time ranging between a few months and up to 2 years, as the result of decreased food intake because of misinterpretation of a religious concept learned in their Judaic ...
Maass Antonia - - 2013
Beyond the cardinal motor symptoms, bradykinesia, rigidity, tremor and postural instability, defining the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, there is a big spectrum of non-motor features that patients may suffer from and that may reduce their quality of life. Non-motor symptoms are not only frequent but also often under-reported by patients ...
Pramodhyakul W - - 2013
Study design:A 2 × 2 cross-over design.Objectives:To compare immediate effects of obstacle crossing training and conventional overground walking training on functional ability among independent ambulatory patients with spinal cord injury (SCI).Setting:A tertiary rehabilitation center, Thailand.Methods:Twenty independent ambulatory participants with SCI received a 1-day overground walking training and a 1-day obstacle ...
Rawling Michael J - - 2013
Reactions employing inexpensive reagents from sustainable sources and with low toxicity are becoming increasingly desirable from an academic and industrial perspective. A fascinating example of a synthetic transformation that requires development of alternative procedures is the osmium catalysed dihydroxylation. Recently there has been considerable interest in achieving this reaction through ...
Chen Tung-Sheng - - 2013
Context: Statistical and clinical reports indicate that betel nut chewing is strongly associated with progression of oral cancer because some ingredients in betel nuts are potential cancer promoters, especially arecoline. Early diagnosis for cancer biomarkers is the best strategy for prevention of cancer progression. Several methods are suggested for investigating ...
Borgese L L INSTM and Chemistry for Technologies Laboratory, University of Brescia, via Branze, 38, 25123 Brescia, - - 2013
Metal contamination was investigated in soils of the Vallecamonica, an area in the northern part of the Brescia province (Italy), where ferroalloy industries were active for a century until 2001. The extent in which emissions from ferroalloy plants affected metal concentration in soils is not known in this area. In ...
Ibrahim Sarah - - 2013
To identify and describe strategies used to recruit persons of ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds and to examine their reported effectiveness. Studies (n = 26) reporting on recruitment of persons of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, published in English between 1995 and 2012, were included in this systematic review. Data on the ...
Rostami Hamid Reza - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: To investigate the effects of mirror therapy (MT) in restoring hand function in patients with active range of motion (AROM) impairments following orthopaedic injuries. Method: In a randomized controlled trial (RCT), 30 patients with active ROM impairment (8 men and 22 women; mean age: 38 years) were measured. ...
Mwakapuja Richard Simon - - 2013
Bovine tuberculosis (BTB) is an important neglected zoonosis that affects livestock, wildlife and human. A study to determine prevalence and geospatial clusters for BTB was conducted from June 2010 to March 2012 at livestock-wildlife interface areas (LWIA). A total of 1,288 cattle located in vicinity of Mikumi-Selous ecosystem Tanzania were ...
Han Hyemin - - 2013
This study develops a Science-Technology-Society (STS)-based science ethics education program for high school students majoring in or planning to major in science and engineering. Our education program includes the fields of philosophy, history, sociology and ethics of science and technology, and other STS-related theories. We expected our STS-based science ethics ...
Vasefi Maryam S - - 2013
The serotonin (5-HT) type 7 receptor is expressed throughout the CNS including the hippocampus. Long-term (2-24 h) activation of 5-HT7 receptors regulates growth factor receptor expression, including the expression of platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) β receptors. Direct activation of PDGFβ receptors in hippocampal and cortical neurons as well as primary ...
Hadlandsmyth Katherine - - 2013
Chest pain in the absence of identified cardiac cause, or non-cardiac chest pain (NCCP), is a common condition that may result in impaired quality of life. Theories of NCCP put forward that patients who react to cardiopulmonary sensations with fear may avoid activities that elicit cardiac sensations. Co-morbid psychiatric disorders, ...
Seibert Felix S - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Urinary calprotectin has recently been identified as a promising biomarker for the differentiation of prerenal and intrinsic acute kidney injury (AKI). The present study compares the diagnostic performance of calprotectin and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) in this differential diagnosis. METHODS: Urinary calprotectin and NGAL concentrations were assessed in a ...
Wardlaw Joanna M - - 2013
RATIONALE: Intravenous thrombolysis with recombinant tissue Plasminogen Activator improves outcomes in patients treated early after stroke but at the risk of causing intracranial hemorrhage. Restricting recombinant tissue Plasminogen Activator use to patients with evidence of still salvageable tissue, or with definite arterial occlusion, might help reduce risk, increase benefit and ...
Skulec R - - 2013
The presence of free-floating right-heart thrombus has been reported in a cardiac arrest patient in the periarrest period. Free-floating right atrial thrombus is a rare phenomenon seen in patients developing severe pulmonary embolism, and is associated with increased mortality. However, there have been no previously reported cases of right-heart thrombus ...
Lehre Anne-Catherine - - 2013
Herein, we report results from a study of birth weight distribution among boys and girls born in Norway in 2008. As our primary interest was to detect differences in the variability between the two sexes, we used the quantile distance function to describe the difference between two distribution functions. We ...
Zakai N A - - 2013
BACKGROUND: We sought to define the risk factors present at admission for VTE in medical inpatients and develop a risk model for clinical use. METHODS: Between January 2002 and June 2009, 299 cases of hospital-acquired VTE on medical services were frequency matched to 601 controls. Records were abstracted using a ...
Niels Heinz - - 2013
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Currently, the step-wise integration of tet-dependent transactivator and tet-responsive expression unit is considered to be the most promising tool to achieve stable tet-controlled gene expression in cell populations. However, disadvantages of this strategy for integration into primary cells led us to develop an "All-In-One" vector system, enabling simultaneous ...
Winter Stephen M - - 2013
Resonance stabilized dithiazolothiadiazinyl radicals possess highly delocalized and easily tuned spin distributions; their structural features and transport properties augur well for their use in the design of magnetic and conductive materials.
Hayashi Hisao - - 2013
Wilson disease (WD) is a major type of primary copper toxicosis associated with hypoceruloplasminemia, while idiopathic copper toxicosis (ICT) is a minor type characterized by normoceruloplasminemia. Because ceruloplasmin is the major circulating ferroxidase, iron metabolism may be affected in patients with WD. Biopsied liver specimens obtained from patients with primary ...
Tam Yuk Him - - 2013
Abstract Background: Metachronous hernia has been reported to develop unexpectedly in children after negative evaluation for contralateral patent processus vaginalis (CPPV) by transinguinal laparoscopy. Scarce data exist regarding such phenomena following laparoscopic unilateral hernia repair and negative findings for CPPV in transumbilical laparoscopy. Patients and Methods: A retrospective study was ...
Kaneko Masato - - 2013
This study was designed to confirm the appropriateness of the dose setting for a Japanese phase III study of rivaroxaban in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF), which had been based on model simulation employing phase II study data. The previously developed mixed-effects pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK-PD) model, which consisted of an ...
Efe Turgay - - 2013
PURPOSE: The present study was designed to evaluate the penetration of diclofenac sodium 4 % spray gel in synovial tissue, synovial fluid and blood plasma after topical application in subjects with joint effusions and planned total knee arthroplasty (TKA) due to osteoarthritis. METHODS: A total of 39 patients were randomised to ...
Santos Sergio - - 2013
Here, processes through which the energy stored in an atomic force microscope cantilever dissipates in the tip-sample interaction are first decoupled qualitatively. A formalism is then shown to allow quantification of fundamental aspects of nanoscale dissipation such as deformation, viscosity and surface energy hysteresis. Interactions originating from surface energy hysteresis ...
Mei Ren-Qiang - - 2013
The first asymmetric Michael/cyclization tandem reaction of 4-hydroxycoumarin with nitroolefins catalyzed by chiral bifunctional thioureas was reported and 2,3-dihydrofuro[3,2-c]-coumarin adducts have been obtained in moderate yields (53-75%) and good enantioselectivities (64-90% ee).
Lee Chong Suh CS Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Center, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 50 Ilwon-dong, Kangnam-gu, Seoul, 135-710, - - 2013
Many studies regarding spinal sagittal alignment were focused mainly on above-hip structures, not considering the knee joint. Knee-spine syndrome was proposed earlier, but the mechanism of this phenomenon has not been revealed. The aim of the study was to demonstrate how spinopelvic alignment and sagittal balance change in response to ...
Figueiredo Jozi - - 2013
Melanocortin is a potent anti-inflammatory molecule. However, little is known about the effect of melanocortin on acute inflammatory processes such as neutrophil migration. In the present study, we investigated the ability of [Nle4, D-Phe7]-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (NDP-MSH), a semisynthetic melanocortin compound, in the inhibition of neutrophil migration in carrageenin-induced peritonitis model. ...
Hara Tomoya - - 2013
A basket-shaped microsnare has various uses such as the pull through technique during coronary intervention to chronic total occlusion (CTO). A 79-year-old man underwent angioplasty for the femoral artery occlusion. We performed a controlled antegrade and retrograde tracking (CART) with dilatation of a balloon on the antegrade guidewire. The retrograde ...
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