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Edvardson Simon - - 2013
Early infantile epileptic encephalopathies usually manifest as severely impaired cognitive and motor development and often result in a devastating permanent global developmental delay and intellectual disability. A large set of genes has been implicated in the aetiology of this heterogeneous group of disorders. Among these, the ion channelopathies play a ...
Lyons John D - - 2013
Complications after tracheal repair in the past have included wound infections, tracheal stenosis, "spitting" of sutures, and tracheoesophageal fistulas. Modern operative approaches have significantly decreased the incidence of these complications. We conducted retrospective data collection using the TRACS database. Changes that preceded the time interval of the study included the ...
Fox E R - - 2013
In their article in this issue of CPT, Woodcock and Wosinska are the first to clearly outline the quality and manufacturing problems causing drug shortages of generic injectables. These authors have focused on the main issue, namely, that manufacturing problems and the lack of incentives for quality products are the ...
Ionita Cristian M - - 2013
Juvenile myasthenia gravis is an uncommon autoimmune disorder. Its management is not standardized. Juvenile myasthenia gravis is pathophysiologically similar to myasthenia gravis in adults. However, a number of significant particularities related to race, age at onset, severity, and antibody status complicate the management. We summarize the unique clinical features of ...
Primi Ricardo - - 2013
Background: The Battery of Reasoning Tests 5 (BPR-5) aims to assess the reasoning ability of individuals, using sub-tests with different formats and contents that require basic processes of inductive and deductive reasoning for their resolution. The BPR has three sequential forms: BPR-5i (for children from first to fifth grade), BPR-5 ...
Georgiou Chrysanthos - - 2013
Although surgical and angiointervention techniques remain the cornerstone for the management of severe bleeding after trauma, adjunct therapeutic strategies such as local or systemic hemostatic agents can play an important role. This article reviews the role and efficacy of the available hemostatic agents.
Teagarden J R - - 2013
Pharmacy benefit managers are connected to some 215 million Americans and to every prescribing physician and retail pharmacy in the United States. Many of them have their own large and sophisticated dispensing operations. These capabilities could be put to use when drug shortages threaten life. Indeed, these capabilities are such ...
Peláez-Fernández María A - - 2013
Background: This study presents normative data on the Spanish Version of the Eating Disorders Examination Questionnaire (S-EDE-Q) for adolescents and young adults in Spain. Method: A sample of 1,543 men and women, aged 12 - 21 years, completed the S-EDE-Q as part of a larger assessment battery. Results: Means, standard ...
Pascarella Luigi - - 2013
In September of 1974, Richard Nixon resigned the Presidency of the United States during an impeachment investigation concerning the Watergate Affair. One month after his resignation, the former President had an exacerbation of his chronic deep vein thrombosis. He also received a Presidential pardon from Gerald Ford on the same ...
Komoda Takeshi - - 2013
Since August 2009, 22 patients with aortic root aneurysm have been successfully operated on with our new aortic remodeling technique as follows: after placement of the Gelweave (Vascutek, Ltd., Inchinnan, UK) Valsalva vascular graft in the reverse manner to the Florida sleeve procedure, the aortic annulus was fixed with the ...
Janson Jacques T - - 2013
An unstable anterior or posterior sternoclavicular joint dislocation can cause severe morbidity with poor shoulder movement and strength. These dislocations need to be repaired, which can be challenging. Many different procedures have been described to obtain a stable joint fixation with varying results. We report a new technique for repairing ...
Echauri José A - - 2013
Background: In recent years, the number of immigrant perpetrators who attend treatment programmes for partner violence has increased. In this study, the effectiveness of a psychological treatment programme for immigrant men who have committed a gender-based violent crime was evaluated. Methods: The sample was composed of 300 individuals (150 immigrants ...
Yang Fei - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To isolate and characterize indigenous algicidal bacteria and their algae-lysing compounds active against Microcystis aeruginosa, strains TH1, TH2, and FACHB 905. METHODS: The bacteria were identified using the Biolog automated microbial identification system and 16S rDNA sequence analysis. The algae-lysing compounds were isolated and purified by silica gel column ...
Yokoyama Shinya - - 2013
We report a successful one-stage biventricular repair of truncus arteriosus communis with interrupted aortic arch in a neonate. This newborn girl was diagnosed with truncus arteriosus communis type III-B (Congenital Heart Surgeons Society classification) by the echocardiography and three-dimensional computed tomography. We present a new reconstructive approach for such heart ...
Carter Yvonne M - - 2013
Patients with end-stage achalasia may not be candidates for a transhiatal minimally invasive esophageal resection because of anatomic challenges and adhesions from previous interventions, namely, thoracotomy. Given the tactile feedback provided through a GelPort laparoscopic system (Applied Medical, Rancho Margarita, CA) we proposed that a minimally invasive transhiatal esophagectomy would ...
Yim Deane - - 2013
Congenital coronary arterial fistula is a rare cause of congestive heart failure in neonates. We describe a neonate who developed early symptoms because of an unusually large left coronary artery to right ventricular fistula. Computed tomography and coronary angiography delineated anatomy and facilitated successful surgical closure.
Tsai Yuan-Ming - - 2013
Management of empyema with bronchopleural fistula remains a challenge. A 38-year-old man who had bullous emphysema was hospitalized on account of a right-sided necrotizing pneumonia complicated by empyema that mandated a tube drainage. Persistent air leak from the chest tube was noted, and chest computed tomography confirmed an empyema cavity ...
Harada Hiroaki - - 2013
An 83-year-old woman was admitted for lower mediastinal lymphadenopathy, detected by computed tomography; preoperative examinations did not detect a primary lesion. Fifteen months after tumor resection, a new mediastinal lymphadenopathy located 4 cm from the site of the first lesion was resected. Histopathologic and immunohistochemical examinations of both tumors revealed ...
Jiang Zhi-Peng - - 2013
The present study investigated bladder and urogenital fatty fascial compartment (UFFC) variations during bladder filling in an attempt to identify other possible causes of hernia repair-related bladder injury besides mesh migration. The study included 30 patients scheduled for abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan for nonhernia diseases. Sixty-four-slice CT scan was ...
Kraiss Larry W - - 2013
With the overall goal of enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of vascular care, the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) recently completed a process by which it identified its top clinical research priorities to address critical gaps in knowledge guiding practitioners in prevention and treatment of vascular disease. After a survey ...
Quevedo-Blasco Raúl - - 2013
Background: There is a growing interest in evaluating the contents of scientific Psychology journals and therefore, to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of Psicothema, we aim to provide an insight into its historical evolution. The objective of this study was to carry out a bibliometric analysis of the articles published from ...
Jia Hai Quan - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VHP) for the bio-decontamination of the high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter unit. METHODS: Self-made or commercially available bioindicators were placed at designated locations in the HEPA filter unit under VHP fumigation. The spores on coupons were then extracted by 0.5 ...
Tang Gilbert H L - - 2013
We describe a combined aortic valve-sparing reimplantation procedure and mitral valve repair in a 20-year-old pregnant Marfan patient who presented at 12 weeks' gestation with an asymptomatic 5.3-cm aortic root aneurysm and moderate mitral regurgitation. Because the risk of aortic dissection and worsening mitral regurgitation becomes significant in the third ...
Zwicker Jill G - - 2013
Premature infants are at risk for adverse motor outcomes, including cerebral palsy and developmental coordination disorder. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of antenatal, perinatal, and postnatal risk factors for abnormal development of the corticospinal tract, the major voluntary motor pathway, during the neonatal period. In ...
Hong Kwang Dae - - 2013
Aberrant activation of the hedgehog (Hh) signaling pathway is associated with tumorigenesis in various tissues. In colorectal cancer (CRC), evidence for Hh activation is inconsistent, and the relationship between the Hh signaling pathway and lymphangiogenesis has not been studied. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between ...
Jones James W - - 2013
An elderly woman was brought to the emergency room (ER) hypotensive in a confused mental state from what turned out at exploration to be a ruptured splenic artery aneurysm. You are in the operating room, and the anesthesiologist has just hung the first unit of blood but has not started ...
Weisenfeld Neil I NI Department of Radiology, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA. - - 2013
The cerebellum plays an important role in motor learning and cognition, and structural cerebellar abnormalities have been associated with cognitive impairment. In tuberous sclerosis complex, neurologic outcome is highly variable, and no consistent imaging or pathologic determinant of cognition has been firmly established. The cerebellum calls for specific attention because ...
Ato García Manuel - - 2013
Background: With the 2-way mixed model, one a fixed factor and the other random, the procedure followed to test statistical significance of the random factor has been the focus of a heated controversy in theoretical and applied statistics, and the debating continues even now. One of the main consequences of ...
Hunter Susan M - - 2013
OBJECTIVE:: The objective of this study was to examine the effectiveness of 2 products on venous ulcer periwound skin. DESIGN:: This was a descriptive comparative study. SETTING:: An outpatient wound care clinic in a rural Midwestern area of the United States. PARTICIPANTS:: Participants included a retrospective group of 50 patients ...
Colville Gillian A GA Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK. - - 2013
A number of studies have reported on parental/clinician reports of children's quality of life after intensive care treatment. The aim of this study was to establish children's own views of their outcome. [corrected]. Prospective cohort study. [corrected]. Twenty-one bed PICU in a tertiary Children's Hospital. Ninety-seven children aged over 7 ...
Baehner Torsten - - 2013
We report the case of a 72-year-old woman with signs of pulmonary embolism and right heart failure. Echocardiographic imaging and computed tomography revealed a mass within the inferior vena cava reaching from the head of the pancreas to the right ventricle. From standard imaging procedures and clinical findings alone, differentiation ...
Huang Yuqing - - 2013
Pulmonary glomus tumors are extremely rare, with only 19 cases having been reported worldwide. The glomus body is considered to be related to the regulation of body temperature, but the reported cases were not associated with hyperpyrexia. Here, we describe a 28-year-old man with hyperpyrexia and anemia complicated with a ...
González-Pardo Héctor - - 2013
Background: Epigenetics is changing the widely accepted linear conception of genome function by explaining how environmental and psychological factors regulate the activity of our genome without involving changes in the DNA sequence. Research has identified epigenetic mechanisms mediating between environmental and psychological factors that contribute to normal and abnormal behavioral ...
Li Zhuo-Ri - - 2013
To explore the effects of Mucins (MUC)1-shRNA on the proliferation and hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)-1alpha expression of human cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) QBC939 cells in vitro. MUC1-shRNA was constructed and transfected with Lipofectamine™ 2000 into cultured CCA cells. MUC1 mRNA and protein expression levels were determined by RT-PCR and Western blot, respectively. ...
Silva Rafaela Maria Seabra - - 2013
Objective: Polymorphisms that reduce the activity of reduced folate carrier (RFC) and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) and double (2R2R) or triple (3R3R) 28-bp tandem repeats in the promoter region of thymidylate synthase (TS) have been associated with the risk of childhood acute leukemia (AL). A case-control genotyping study was conducted in ...
Piantino Juan A - - 2013
In the pediatric population, intracranial fusiform aneurysms have been associated with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and rarely with opportunistic infections related to other immunodeficiencies. The HIV virus and other infectious organisms have been implicated in the pathophysiology of these aneurysms. We present a child with T-cell immunodeficiency but no ...
Zhang Fu-Wei - - 2013
Endovascular stent-graft exclusion has proven to be a safe and effective alternative for adult patients with patent ductus arteriosus. We present a case of a 38-year-old woman with a large, symptomatic ductus. However, her small femoral and iliac arteries limited the access options. The patient underwent laparotomy and end-to-side anastomosis ...
Motoki Manabu - - 2013
Association of a right-sided aortic arch with an aberrant left subclavian artery is rare. We present a case of successful endovascular repair of a ruptured Kommerell diverticulum associated with a right-sided aortic arch and aberrant left subclavian artery. We treated a 47-year-old woman with a diagnosis of ruptured aberrant left ...
Bayram Banu - - 2013
Aim: This study has been performed on a Turkish population with multinodular goiter (MNG) to investigate the thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR) gene D727E and P52T polymorphisms. Methods: DNA samples were isolated from 300 patients with MNG and 142 controls. Polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism and agarose gel electrophoresis were ...
SamaitienÄ— RÅ«ta - - 2013
Although patients with benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes exhibit a benign course of the disease, some of them display sleep and behavioral problems. Sixty-one patients with rolandic epilepsy, aged 6-11 years, were included in this study. The patients were divided into two subgroups according to the presence of seizures ...
Martyn Danika M - - 2013
Food additives have been used throughout history to perform specific functions in foods. A comprehensive framework of legislation is in place within Europe to control the use of additives in the food supply and ensure they pose no risk to human health. Further to this, exposure assessments are regularly carried ...
Yang Fang - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To identify and determine the optimal method to screening for fetal Down's syndrome (DS). METHODS: Three large cohorts with 17 118, 39 903, 16 646 subjects were enrolled for the first trimester double marker (pregnancy-associated plasma protein A and free β-human chorionic gonadotropin) screening (FTDMS), second trimester double marker ...
Myers Kenneth A - - 2013
Williams-Beuren syndrome is a genetic disorder rarely associated with seizures. The few described cases of Williams-Beuren syndrome and epilepsy have primarily involved infantile spasms and deletions extending beyond the common deletion region for this disorder. We present the case of a 5-week-old child with ictal apneas and typical Williams-Beuren syndrome ...
Beato María S - - 2013
Background: The present study aimed to analyze the effect of acute stress on false recognition in the Deese/Roediger-McDermott (DRM) paradigm. In this paradigm, lists of words associated with a non-presented critical lure are studied and, in a subsequent memory test, critical lures are often falsely remembered. Method: In two experiments, ...
Broome James T - - 2013
Retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy (RA) provides a direct approach to the adrenal gland. RA represents a complex approach with unique orientation that is less intuitive. The authors objectively evaluated the impact of mentorship on the performance of RA and also compared it with laparoscopic adrenalectomy (LA). After implementing the use of RA, ...
Cohen José E - - 2013
Intravenous tissue plasminogen activator was the first successful stroke therapy in acute ischaemic stroke, after innumerable failed attempts at neuroprotection and neurorestoration. However, intravenous tissue type plasminogen activator has been shown to be effective in recanalizing middle cerebral artery occlusions in only about one-third of cases. The natural history of ...
Li Tian Zhi - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of Simulated Microgravity and its Associated Mechanism on Pulmonary Circulation in Rats). METHODS: Rat tail-suspension model was used to simulate the physiological effects of microgravity and changes in pulmonary blood vessel morphology, pulmonary arterial and venous blood pressure, pulmonary vascular resistance, pulmonary vasomotoricity, as well ...
Rajagopalan Navin - - 2013
The use of ventricular assist devices in patients with complex congenital heart disease has not been well described. We present a case of successful ventricular assist device support in a 38-year-old man with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries and severe secondary pulmonary hypertension.
Baujat Geneviève - - 2013
Asphyxiating Thoracic Dysplasia (ATD) belongs to the short rib polydactyly group and is characterized by a narrow thorax, short long bones and trident acetabular roof. Other reported features include polydactyly, renal, liver and retinal involvement. To date, mutations in IFT80, DYNC2H1, TTC21B and WDR19 have been reported in ATD. The ...
Carbonero Martín Miguel A - - 2013
Background: Recent researches in Theory of Mind (ToM) relate its development to the development of the metacognitive skills "planning," "regulation," and acquisition of "predictive and causal reasoning." These studies reveal the importance of metacognitive training in the development of mentalist skills. Method: In the present work, the effects of training ...
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