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Haldar Koyel Mallick - - 2013
Highly stable nanoparticles of metallic silver with average dimension of 26.6 nm were synthesized by a simple, cost-effective, reproducible and previously unexploited biogenic source viz. dried green fruits of Drypetes roxburghii (Wall.) (common name putranjiva). The as-synthesized silver nanoparticles (Ag NP) were characterized by their characteristic surface plasmon resonance absorption spectra, ...
Muya Jules Tshishimbi - - 2013
This paper investigates the Jahn-Teller effect in the icosahedral cation B(80)(+) and compares the descent in symmetry with that in C(60)(+). For both cations the icosahedral ground state is a (2)H(u) state, which exhibits a H ⊗ (g ⊕ 2h) Jahn-Teller instability. A detailed construction of the potential energy surface ...
Vleut Rowena E - - 2013
PURPOSE: In order to evaluate the efficacy of scalp cooling for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced alopecia (CIA), it is essential to precisely quantify the amount of hair mass that is present. We wanted to determine if the hair mass index (HMI), obtained by cross-section trichometry (CST), was a suitable parameter ...
Rodríguez-Moran Martha - - 2013
Abstract Background: Studies about the relationship of apolipoproteins (apo) and metabolic syndrome in children are scarce. In this study, we analyze apo levels and determine the best cutoff point of the apoB/A-I ratio to diagnose dyslipidemia in prepubertal children with metabolic syndrome. Methods: A community-based, cross-sectional study that enrolled 337 ...
Fukutsuji Kenji - - 2013
The frequent use of gentamycin (GM) ointment for the treatment of skin infections has led to an increase in the number of GM-resistant clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus. We examined the ultrastructural characteristics of 14 clinical strains of S. aureus by transmission electron microscopy. Seven of these isolates were GM-resistant, ...
Hsu Chun-Chien - - 2013
The bladder is a hollow organ that can be treated locally by transurethral catheter for intravesical drug instillation or cystoscopy for intravesical drug injection. With advancing technology, local organ-specific therapy and drug delivery is of expanding interest for treating dysfunctional bladder, including interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome, overactive bladder and sterile ...
Krishna Kripa K - - 2013
A novel Gram-negative, spiral shaped, motile bacterium, designated strain NIO-S6(T), was isolated from a sediment sample collected from Off-shore Rameswaram, Tamilnadu, India. Strain NIO-S6(T) was found to be positive for oxidase, DNase and lysine decarboxylase activities and negative for catalase, gelatinase, lipase, ornithine decarboxylase, nitrate reductase, aesculinase, amylase and urease ...
Alberti L - - 2013
Heart failure (HF) is a complex clinical syndrome with a constantly increasing incidence and prevalence in western countries. Total absence of sexual activity is registered in 30% of HF patients. Moreover, HF-induced reduction in exercise tolerance, side effects of HF medications and the coexistence of shared risk factors between HF ...
Sun Xianru - - 2013
Two intermediates ( and ) are formed consecutively in the reaction of a diiron(iii) complex [Fe(III)(2)(μ-O)(OH)(H(2)O)(TPA)(2)](ClO(4))(3) (TPA = tris(2-pyridylmethyl)amine, tris(picolyl)amine) with H(2)O(2) in CH(3)CN at -40 °C. Low-temperature stopped-flow studies showed that both species are kinetically competent in oxidation of phosphines and phenols. The first intermediate () reacts with substrates ...
Vidal Rene L RL Neurounion Biomedical Foundation, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile. - - 2013
Protein homeostasis in higher eukaryotes is balanced by a dynamic network of adaptive mechanisms, including the unfolded protein response (UPR) and autophagy. In a paper recently published in Cell Research, Zhu and co-workers uncover a novel biological function of the unspliced form of the UPR transcription factor XBP1 in the ...
Papazoglou Aimilia - - 2013
The Behavior Assessment Scale for Children (BASC-2) is widely used to assess for internalizing/externalizing behavior problems; however, the role of its adaptive scales is not well established. This study examined the sensitivity of the parent version of the BASC-2 Adaptive Skills Composite (ASC) in identifying children with impairments on a ...
Wang Hui - - 2013
The objective of this study was to compare the expression levels of interleukin (IL)-17 IL-17 and IL-23 in serum from patients with both oral lichen planus and chronic periodontitis (OLP-CP), patients only with oral lichen planus (OLP), patients only with chronic periodontitis (CP), and healthy controls (HC). The serum samples ...
Cheng Yan - - 2013
The study was promoted to probe into the effect of BLyS on the activity of peripheral B lymphocytes mediated by BLyS receptors in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Thirty new-onset patients having fulfilled the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) revised criteria for the diagnosis of SLE. Twenty age-matched healthy ...
Nambiar Anoop M - - 2013
Interstitial lung diseases (sometimes also referred to as interstitial pneumonias, or IPs) comprise a heterogeneous group of diffuse parenchymal lung diseases that are associated with identifiable causes (such as collagen vascular diseases (CVD-ILD), like rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma, or chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis) and unidentified etiologies (idiopathic interstitial pneumonias, IIP, the ...
Dobson-Stone Carol - - 2013
Numerous families exhibiting both frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) have been described, and although many of these have been shown to harbour a repeat expansion in C9ORF72, several C9ORF72-negative FTD-ALS families remain. We performed neuropathological and genetic analysis of a large European Australian kindred (Aus-12) with autosomal ...
Lohoff F W - - 2013
Emotional behavior is in part heritable and often disrupted in psychopathology. Identification of specific genetic variants that drive this heritability may provide important new insight into molecular and neurobiological mechanisms involved in emotionality. Our results demonstrate that the presynaptic vesicular monoamine transporter 1 (VMAT1) Thr136Ile (rs1390938) polymorphism is functional in ...
Vos Hedwig M M - - 2013
Background: Chronic diseases are considered major threats to self-rated health (SRH). In many elderly people multimorbidity is present, in elderly women more than in elderly men. This study aims at establishing the impact of multimorbidity and specific disease combinations on SRH in elderly women. Objectives: To study the relationship between ...
Desouza Ruth - - 2013
DeSouza R. Nursing Inquiry 2013 Regulating migrant maternity: Nursing and midwifery's emancipatory aims and assimilatory practices In contemporary Western societies, birthing is framed as transformative for mothers; however, it is also a site for the regulation of women and the exercise of power relations by health professionals. Nursing scholarship often ...
Goldstein Gregg H - - 2013
Outcome studies often examine the efficacy of sinus surgery with 1 year of follow-up data, while longer-term postoperative data is less easily available. This article reviews long-term outcomes of various endoscopic techniques to further delineate risk factors for surgical failure. A systematic review of the literature was performed and studies were ...
Dimmeler Stefanie - - 2013
Aging is a complex process that is linked to an increased incidence of major diseases such as cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disease, but also cancer and immune disorders. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs, which post-transcriptionally control gene expression by inhibiting translation or inducing degradation of targeted mRNAs. MiRNAs target up ...
De Zordo Tobias - - 2013
Ultrasonography is the standard modality to image the scrotum because it can provide information about volume, echo texture, tissue stiffness and functional information that includes macrovascularization and microvascularization. Indeed, ultrasound imaging is indicated in the presentation of acute scrotal pain and swelling to differentiate between testicular torsion, infarction and inflammation, ...
Abdul Qayyum Rana - - 2013
ABSTRACT Objective: The aim of this study is to identify the prevalence of Impulse Compulsive disorder (ICD) in PD patients and to study potential associative factors that may be related to the onset of ICD while on parkinsonian medications. Method: The study was conducted in two parts. In Part A, ...
Ding Jie - - 2013
Cardiac Ca(V)1.2 channels play a critical role in cardiac function. It has been proposed that the carboxyl-terminal intracellular tail of the Ca(V)1.2 channel is the target of Ca(2+)-dependent and Ca(2+)-independent regulation of the channel. Recent studies on C-terminal truncated forms of the Ca(V)1.2 channel reported neonatal death, reduced Ca(V)1.2 current, ...
Jung Jin-Man - - 2013
A 29-year-old man presented with unilateral dull headache for 3 days, similar to previous headache, but with right hemiparesis; there was no antecedent infection or trauma. MRI showed left striatocapsular infarction without evidence of cardioembolism or vasculitis. Digital subtraction angiography demonstrated stenosis of the left middle cerebral artery (MCA) trunk ...
J Song Suzan - - 2013
While numerous studies on former child soldiers (FCS) have shown mental health needs, adequate services are a challenge. This study aimed to identify priorities, barriers and facilitators of mental health care for Sierra Leonean FCS. Thematic analysis was done on 24 qualitative interviews with participants from diverse sectors. Priorities of ...
Pinho Luís - - 2013
A mesoporous TiO(2)-SiO(2) nanocomposite photocatalyst has been prepared from TiO(2) nanoparticles and ethoxysilane oligomers in the presence of a non-ionic surfactant (n-octylamine). The 2D and 3D structure properties of the resulting nanomaterial are described. The use of 3D techniques, particularly HAADF-STEM electron tomography, together with 3D reconstructions and atomic force ...
Stein Joel - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: Sexual dysfunction is common after stroke, but is frequently not addressed by healthcare providers. The aim of this study was to examine patient preferences for counseling related to sexuality post-stroke. Method: Two hundred and sixty-eight patients from a stroke registry were provided an anonymous paper or online survey. ...
Li Kunjie - - 2013
Trantinterol is a novel β(2)-adrenoceptor agonist used for the treatment of asthma. The aim of this study is to identify the metabolites of trantinterol using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS), to isolate the main metabolites, and confirm their structures by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). Urine, feces, bile, and blood ...
Ge Beibei - - 2013
Potato virus M (PVM), pepino mosaic virus (PepMV), tomato mosaic virus (ToMV), and potato virus S (PVS) infect pepino and cause serious crop losses. In this study, a multiplex RT-PCR method was developed for simultaneous detection and differentiation of PVS, ToMV, PepMV and PVM. The method was highly reliable and ...
Lanfranchi M-C - - 2013
Very few studies examined the prevalence and sport-related predictors of disturbed eating attitudes and behaviors (DEABs) among adolescents involved in sport practice, and their results are mixed and inconclusive. These inconsistencies are most likely due to their methodological heterogeneity and to the fact that none of these studies took into ...
Bergdahl Elisabeth - - 2013
BERGDAHL E, BENZEIN E, TERNESTEDT B-M, ELMBERGER E and ANDERSHED B. Nursing Inquiry 2013 00: 000-000 Co-creating possibilities for patients in palliative care to reach vital goals - a multiple case study of home-care nursing encounters The patient's home is a common setting for palliative care. This means that we ...
Shin H-Y - - 2013
We report on singlet-singlet annihilation and exciton diffusion in as-prepared p-type and annealed n-type thin films of the low-bandgap quinoidal quaterthiophene [QQT(CN)4] using ultrafast transient absorption measurements. The decay dynamics of exciton populations are well described by a one-dimensional diffusion-limited bimolecular recombination, indicating that the singlet excitons migrate preferentially along ...
Nakamura Yoshio - - 2013
PURPOSE: After completing treatment, cancer survivors may suffer from a multitude of physical and mental health impairments, resulting in compromised quality of life. This exploratory study investigated whether two mind-body interventions, i.e., Mind-Body Bridging (MBB) and Mindfulness Meditation (MM), could improve posttreatment cancer survivors' self-reported sleep disturbance and comorbid symptoms, ...
Ravikumar Raman - - 2013
A graphene nanosheet-SnO(2) (GNS-SnO(2)) composite is prepared using N-methylpyrrolidone as a solvent to exfoliate graphene from graphite bar with the aid of CTAB by single phase co-precipitation method. The synthesized composites has been characterised physically by powder XRD which confirms the formation of the composite tetragonal SnO(2) crystal system with ...
Wang Xiaochun - - 2013
Rare earth element (REE) exposure has been shown to induce central nerve system intoxication, but the molecular mechanisms by which this occurs are poorly understood. In this study, cerium (Ce), in the form of CeCl(3), was administered by way of gavage to mice for 90 consecutive days, and cytokine expression, ...
Imbergamo Silvia - - 2013
A 46-year-old man with progressive visual loss underwent brain MRI showing multifocal nodular pachymeningeal thickening involving optic nerve meninges bilaterally and internal acoustic meatus dura mater (figure 1). Diffuse meningiomatosis was diagnosed and radiation therapy was given with symptom stabilization. Four years later, left hearing loss and right hypoacusia occurred, ...
Nagadia Rahul - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is the sixth most common cause of cancer mortality in the world and the 5th most commonly occurring cancer. Tobacco smoking, alcohol consumption and human papilloma virus (HPV) infections have been associated with the occurrence of HNSCC. Despite advances that have been ...
Kaplan Edward L - - 2013
Group A streptococcal (Streptococcus pyogenes) infections remain important causes of medical and public health morbidity and mortality even during the early twenty-first century. Although most often concentrated in socially/economically disadvantaged populations, the problems remain significant in both industrializing and industrialized countries. The many M/emm types of GAS contribute to herd ...
Sen Saikat - - 2013
Context: Pisonia aculeata leaves (Nyctagenaceae), a Folk medicinal plant used in the treatment of several inflammation, pain, and oxidative stress associated diseases. Objective: To evaluate anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antioxidant potential of crude methanol extract of P. aculeata leaves (MEPA). Materials and methods: Analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities of MEPA (250 and ...
Kosaka Shinji - - 2013
We examined the effects of angiotensin II AT(1)-receptor blockade with olmesartan on high fat (HF) diet-induced vascular oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction in normal salt (NS) diet-fed Dahl salt-sensitive (DSS) rats. Treatment with NS + HF diet (32% crude fat, 0.3% NaCl) for 20 weeks significantly increased blood pressure in ...
Ishihara Takayuki - - 2013
A 72-year-old man received an implantation of implantable cardioverter defibrillator with intracardiac electrogram (ICEG) monitoring because ventricular fibrillation occurred in a case of old myocardial infarction with reduced left ventricular function. A year later, he came to our hospital for a regular checkup. Unexpectedly, ST depression was recorded by ICEG ...
Sander Fabian - - 2013
Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of thiols on gold substrates are potentially important systems for future technologies such as molecular electronics and sensing. Especially in molecular electronics a strong interaction and coupling between the "device" molecules and substrate is crucial. In this context, we present here two series of novel SAM precursors, ...
Rivera Norma - - 2013
Compound 1-methyl-7-nitro-4-(5-(piperidin-1-yl)pentyl)-3,4-dihydroquinoxalin-2(1H)-one (VAM2-6) was evaluated against a blood-induced infection with chloroquine-sensitive Plasmodium yoelii yoelii lethal strain in CD1 mice in a 4-day test scheme. LD50 of the compound was 56.51 mg/kg and LD10 was 20.58 mg/kg (taken as the highest dose). Animals were treated by oral gavage of 20, 10, and 5 mg/kg. ...
Veselska Renata - - 2013
The p73 protein is a member of the p53 family of transcription factors that has two N-terminal isoforms: the TAp73 isoform is reported to have a tumor suppressor function, whereas the ΔNp73 isoform likely has oncogenic potential. The expression of these isoforms and the differences in their intracellular distribution have ...
Gainsbury Sally M - - 2013
Self-exclusion programs are required to be provided by gambling operators in many international jurisdictions in an attempt to provide an option for those who have gambling problems to avoid further gambling. However, minimal robust and comprehensive research has been conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of self-exclusion programs. There is much ...
Guo Jing-Hua - - 2013
The hydrogen spillover mechanism, including the H chemisorption, diffusion, and H(2) associative desorption on the surface of COFs and H atoms migration from metal catalyst to COFs, have been studied via density functional theory (DFT) calculation. The results described herein show that each sp(2) C atom on COFs' surface can ...
Wang Han - - 2013
To develop a novel peptide probe for imaging detection of colorectal cancer, a 12-mer phage display library was used to select peptides that bind specifically to the human colorectal cancer cell line Caco-2. After four rounds of panning, four phage clones that bound specifically to the Caco-2 cells were selected. ...
Bustin Lisa A - - 2013
Abstract Background: The objective was to determine whether motivation to change is significantly altered over the course of partial hospitalization in children and adolescents with eating disorders (EDs). Method: This study was a retrospective chart review of 30 sets of adolescents and their parents who completed the Motivational Stage of ...
Han Seong Rok - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: Optic gliomas are the most common tumors in the optic pathways during childhood. Among them, about 10 % are located within intra-orbital cavity. However, the optimal management for intra-orbital optic nerve gliomas remains controversial. An 11-year-old male complained about progressive decline of vision in his right eye. Brain MRI revealed ...
Stöhrer M - - 2013
Study design:Double-blind, randomised, multicentre study.Objectives:Efficacy and tolerability of propiverine extended-release (ER) compared with immediate-release (IR) were evaluated in patients with proven neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO).Setting:Six Spinal Cord Injury Units located in Austria, Germany and Romania.Methods:Propiverine ER 45 mg s.i.d. or IR 15 mg t.i.d. were administered in patients with proven NDO. Outcomes ...
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