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Juthier Francis - - 2013
Reimplantation of the largest patent intercostal arteries is usually performed during thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair. This may lead to aneurysmal evolution of the intercostal arteries patch. We report the successful percutaneous endovascular repair in 4 Marfan patients of aneurysms of the intercostal arteries patch that developed after thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm ...
Viejo Almanzor Carmen - - 2013
Background:  In recent years, an increasing number of studies have emerged that contribute to the explanation of the development and consolidation of adolescent romantic relationships. In this regard, Collins made a significant contribution to the previous models focusing on different stages; his proposal is focused instead on the meaning of ...
Matsuhisa Hironori - - 2013
The incidence of pulmonary vein stenosis after correction of a cardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous connection in neonates may be underestimated because of the small population of patients; however, it is associated with significant mortality and morbidity. This report describes a primary sutureless repair and anterior translocation of the atrial ...
Chung Kevin K H KK Department of Special Education and Counselling, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Tai Po, Hong Kong. - - 2013
This study investigated the relative contribution of syntactic awareness to Chinese reading among Chinese-speaking adolescent readers with and without dyslexia. A total of 78 junior high school students in Hong Kong, 26 dyslexic adolescent readers, 26 average adolescent readers of the same age (chronological age control group) and 26 younger ...
Habib Syed Shahid - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To assess the obesity prevalence in Saudi adults according to the international standards of body mass index (BMI) and body fat percentage (BF%). METHODS: Five hundred and thirty healthy Saudi adults aged 18-72 years (mean 36.91 ±15.22 years) were enrolled in this study. Their body composition was assessed by ...
Abruzzo Todd - - 2013
Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome is a rare cause of headache and stroke in the pediatric population. Reversible vasoconstriction is reported in a 19-month-old girl with retinoblastoma who underwent selective ophthalmic artery infusion chemotherapy with melphalan. Procedure-related cerebral vasoconstriction was specifically triggered during coadministration of adjunctive medications, which included mydriatic eye ...
Bandrés Javier - - 2013
Criminal Psychology in Franco's Police. Background: Francisco J. de Echalecu (1897-1957) was a Spanish psychiatrist who held important positions, such as Psychology Professor at the Academia General de Policía and Neuropsychiatrist at the Dirección General de Seguridad. Method: This work provides a brief biography of Echalecu and analyzes the transcriptions ...
Joseph Sigi P - - 2013
Controversy exists but most surgeons agree that surgical treatment for failed conservative management of adhesion-related small bowel obstruction (SBO) should be within 48 hours. However, many find themselves delaying definitive treatment in the hopes of resolution. Our aim was to determine what impact timing has on surgical outcomes of SBO. ...
Kirton Adam - - 2013
Perinatal stroke is presented as the ideal human model of developmental neuroplasticity. The precise timing, mechanisms, and locations of specific perinatal stroke diseases provide common examples of well defined, focal, perinatal brain injuries. Motor disability (hemiparetic cerebral palsy) constitutes the primary adverse outcome and the focus of models explaining how ...
Vigil-Colet Andreu - - 2013
Background: The aim of the present research was to develop a short measure for the five-factor model personality traits, which allows scores free of social desirability and acquiescence effects to be obtained. Method: Scales were created using recently developed methods to control response bias effects in a sample of 3,838 ...
Kaiser Dominik - - 2013
OBJECTIVES:: To compare postoperative healing of split-thickness skin graft (STSG) donor sites using traditional dressings (paraffin gauze) or modern wound dressings (alginate dressing and polyurethane film) in a randomized controlled trial. METHOD:: Thirty patients were randomly assigned to treatment of an STSG donor site with an alginate dressing and a ...
Cecchetto Giovanni - - 2013
Hydranencephaly is a severe congenital condition where most of the cerebral hemispheres are replaced by a membranous sac. Despite the growing amount of case reports, most pathogenic, phenotypic, and prognostic aspects of hydranencephaly remain controversial. By matching the recent literature data with the findings of our own series (four cases: ...
Whitson Bryan A - - 2013
Increasing age and number of rib fractures are thought to portend a worse outcome with blunt chest trauma, although this is not clearly substantiated in the literature. We hypothesized that these parameters have a significant and synergistic effect, worsening patient outcome. Using the National Trauma Data Bank, we evaluated patients ...
Vogt B A - - 2013
The article by Agostini et al. (2013) in this issue of Neurogastroenterology and Motility evaluated patients with Crohn's disease (CD) for volumetric changes throughout the brain. They observed decreased gray matter volumes in dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and anterior midcingulate cortex (aMCC) and disease duration was negatively correlated with volumes in subgenual ...
Zhou Jia Xing - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) exposure on permeability of in vitro blood-brain-barrier (BBB) model. METHODS: An in vitro BBB model, established by co-culturing brain microvascular endothelial cells (BMVEC) and astroglial cells (AC) isolated from rat brain, was exposed to EMP at 100 kV/m and 400 kV/m, ...
Malvindi Pietro Giorgio - - 2013
A 67-year-old man presented to our hospital with massive mitral and aortic valve prosthetic endocarditis 2 months after transcatheter percutaneous closure of a mitral paravalvular leak with an Amplatzer duct occluder device (AGA Medical Corp, Plymouth MN). He underwent successful reoperation for valve prosthesis replacement and reconstruction of the anterior ...
Gyawali C P - - 2013
Esophageal motor function is highly coordinated between central and enteric nervous systems and the esophageal musculature, which consists of proximal skeletal and distal smooth muscle in three functional regions, the upper and lower esophageal sphincters, and the esophageal body. While upper endoscopy is useful in evaluating for structural disorders of ...
Chanussot-Deprez Caroline - - 2013
ABSTRACT: Telemedicine (TM) is a new, rapidly evolving area and can be of great value in the provision of healthcare to remote and rural populations. Wound healing and wound management are prime candidates for TM. The treatment of skin ulcers requires frequent assessments of local wound status and adjustment of ...
Jacques Frederic - - 2013
Loeys-Dietz syndrome can present with cardiovascular complications in infancy. We report the successful surgical management in a 1-month-old infant with Loeys-Dietz syndrome of a ductus arteriosus aneurysm with an unexpected contained rupture found at the time of surgery.
Feng Jian - - 2013
Neurofibromas arising from the trachea and bronchus are relatively rare. We report the case of a 42-year-old woman who came to our hospital with severe shortness of breath. Right sleeve pneumonectomy was performed, and neurofibroma was confirmed by pathologic examination. In a search of the world literature, 28 cases of ...
Perea Manuel - - 2013
Background:  The publication norms of the American Psychological Association recommend the use of a serif font in the manuscripts (Times New Roman). However, there seems to be no well-substantiated reason why serif fonts would produce any advantage during letter/word processing. Method: This study presents an experiment in which sentences were ...
Zhou Zhaoli Z Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, United - - 2013
This paper describes a method to control neuronal cell adhesion and differentiation with both chemical and topographic cues by using a spatially defined polymer brush pattern. First, biomimetic methacrylate polymer brushes containing tethered neurotransmitter acetylcholine functionalities in the form of dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate or free hydroxyl-terminated poly(ethylene glycol) units were prepared ...
Yao Q - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To compare the diagnostic accuracy of non-electrocardiogram-gated (non-ECG-gated) multidetector computed tomography angiography (MDCTA) with transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in the evaluation of infracardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) in neonate and infant patients. METHODS: Nine patients aged from 2 days to 3 months were included in this study. All clinical and ...
Van der Bracht H - - 2013
PURPOSE: To analyze anatomical risk factors and surgical technique dependent variables, which determine the risk for femoral notch impingement in anatomically correct placed tibial tunnels for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery. METHODS: Twenty fresh frozen adult human knee specimens under the age of 65 years were used. Digital templates mimicking a ...
Nakayama Hiroshi - - 2013
A 23-year-old female presented with pain in the left hip. Radiological examination showed developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) combined with acetabular retroversion and posterior wall deficiency. Findings in the physical examination were coincident with femoroacetabular impingement. At surgery, we performed curved periacetabular osteotomy concomitant with arthroscopic labral repair and ...
Watanabe Ken-ichi K Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine, 5 Zaifu-cho, Hirosaki, Aomori, 036-8562, - - 2013
A traumatic thoracic aortic injury is a severe and life-threatening clinical entity. Although largely fatal; if untreated, these injuries are amenable to surgical repair if appropriately diagnosed. Therefore, early triage of this condition is critically important. Unfortunately, aortic injuries rarely occur in isolation, and there has been no good cutoff ...
Kim Han Sang - - 2013
PURPOSE: Previous studies have not defined the role of telemonitoring with educational tools in outpatients with advanced cancers. We tested the effectiveness of standardized education and telemonitoring for improving pain, distress, anxiety, depression, quality of life (QoL), and performance in outpatients with advanced cancers. METHODS: A total of 108 patients ...
Kristensen Pia Kjær - - 2013
PURPOSE: Arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is a painful procedure requiring intensive postoperative pain management. Femoral nerve block is widely used in ACL surgery. However, femoral nerve block does not cover the donor site of the hamstring tendons. Local infiltration analgesia is a simple technique that has proven effective ...
Khoramnia R - - 2013
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of bilateral intrastromal femtosecond laser correction of presbyopia (INTRACOR). METHODS: In a prospective study 17 patients were enrolled who had previously received binocular treatment in a two-step approach. Postoperative (4-8 months) outcomes were compared with a matched control group ...
Hoffmann W - - 2013
To manage the current demographics and the expected medical, nursing, and social care needs of the population, structural changes are needed in the German health care system. On the regional level, there is a shortage of general practitioners in Germany. In the future, the number of affected regions will likely ...
Amin Alpesh - - 2013
Abstract Objective: To evaluate the burden of hyponatremia in terms of hospital resource utilization, costs, and 30-day hospital readmission among patients hospitalized for heart failure (HF) in routine clinical practice. Methods: Hyponatremic (HN) patients (≥18 years of age) with HF discharged between January 2, 2007 and March 31, 2010 were ...
Ihbe-Heffinger Angela - - 2013
PURPOSE: To evaluate frequency and severity of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and its economic consequences after standard dose (immuno-)chemotherapy (CT) of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Subanalysis of a prospective, multicentre, longitudinal, observational cohort study; data were collected from patient interviews and pre-planned chart reviews. Costs were aggregated ...
Friedel S - - 2013
The uveal effusion syndrome is a rare disease characterized by serous choroidal detachment. The pathogenesis of idiopathic uveal effusion syndrome has not yet been conclusively established. One hypothesis is an abnormality of diffusion of extravascular proteins in the choroid leading to decompensation of the pigment epithelium pumping capacity. Fluid then ...
Chirica Mircea - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: Recent data support liver resection (LR) as first-line approach in patients with preserved liver function who have resectable/transplantable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This study was designed to evaluate the outcome of LR in patients with transplantable HCC. METHODS: Between 1998 and 2009, 75 patients (65 men, mean age 61 ± 11 years) with ...
Jacobi H - - 2013
Spinocerebellar ataxias are genetically heterogeneous autosomal dominant ataxia disorders. To date more than 30 different subtypes are known. In Germany particularly SCA1, SCA2, SCA3 and SCA6 are prevalent, as well as the less frequent subtypes SCA5, SCA14, SCA15, SCA17 and SCA28. Genetic causes range from coding repeat expansions (polyglutamine diseases), ...
Redlinger-Grosse Krista - - 2013
Genetic counselor self-disclosure is a complex behavior that lacks extensive characterization. In particular, data are limited about genetic counselors' responses when patients ask them to self-disclose. Accordingly, this study investigated genetic counseling students' (n = 114) and practicing genetic counselors' (n = 123) responses to two hypothetical scenarios in which a female prenatal patient ...
Göbel K - - 2013
The early detection of functional glaucoma damage plays an increasingly more central role in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma disease. Using selective perimetry detection of early glaucomatous defects is more likely and one of these methods is flicker perimetry with Pulsar. Flicker perimetry is used to analyze the temporal ...
Wu Jie - - 2013
As a representative element of lanthanide, lanthanum has been widely used in various fields and eventually entered environment and accumulated in human body. Epidemiological and experimental evidences indicated that lanthanum has neurotoxicity; however, the detailed mechanism is still elusive. Here, we chose primary cerebral cortical neurons as model in vitro ...
Handzel D M - - 2013
The intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) describes an ophthalmologically relevant phenomenon which is observed after systemic intake of alpha blockers for treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia. This leads to an increase in intraoperative complications in cataract surgery characterized by a flaccid iris which billows in response to currents with a ...
Sekeryapan Berrak - - 2013
To evaluate the effect of oral isotretinoin therapy on retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and ganglion cell layer (GCL) thickness by spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT). This prospective study included newly diagnosed nodulocystic acne patients about to receive isotretinoin treatment. Macular average GCL thickness and peripapillary average, temporal, nasal, ...
Valdez-Lowe Claudia - - 2013
This study was designed to determine the roles most salient for individuals following a myocardial infarction (MI) and identify relationships among worker demographics, depression, illness intrusion, role identity, and self-esteem. Thirty participants 18 years or older, paid employees working 20 or more hours per week immediately prior to the MI, ...
Illingworth Kenneth David - - 2013
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the correlation between the Western Ontario and McMasters Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) and Knee Injury Osteoarthritis Outcomes scores (KOOS) and the degree of tibiofemoral cartilage loss on plain radiography and 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We hypothesize that these subjective outcome ...
Liu K - - 2013
Renovascular hypertension (RVH) is a common cause of secondary hypertension. Noninvasive tests such as computed tomography angiography (CTA) or magnetic resonance angiography have a high specificity and sensitivity for the diagnosis. Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) is, however, the gold standard with which RVH can be reliably diagnosed. We report the ...
Ohshima Yasuhiro - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: 3-[(18)F]Fluoro-α-methyl-L-tyrosine (L-[(18)F]FAMT) is a useful amino acid tracer for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of malignant tumors. Because D-amino acids are not well distributed in non-target organs and are rapidly excreted in urine, the D-isomer of [(18)F]FAMT could allow clear PET imaging of tumors early after administration. In this ...
Zeller Janice M - - 2013
Workplace stress within health care settings is rampant and predicted to increase in coming years. The profound effects of workplace stress on the health and safety of nursing personnel and the financial impact on organizations are well documented. Although organizational modification can reduce some sources of stress, several unique stress-producing ...
Elbasan Z - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: It has been recently shown that cardiac syndrome X (CSX) patients with slow coronary flow (SCF) have a worse long-term prognosis than those with normal coronary flow. Increased uric acid levels were shown to be associated with atherosclerosis, oxidative stress, and endothelial dysfunction. The purpose of the study was ...
Xu Yan - - 2013
PURPOSE: To determine if anatomic double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is superior to anatomic single-bundle reconstruction in restoring the stabilities and functions of the knee joint. METHODS: A prospective randomized clinical study was done to compare the results of 32 cases of anatomic single-bundle ACL reconstruction and 34 cases ...
Soran N - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate serum prolidase activity in patients with developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). Prolidase enzyme activity was measured spectrophotometrically to pointing out the collagen metabolism. The prolidase activity in patients with DDH was significantly higher than that in the control group (p = 0.002). Furthermore, ...
Palstam Annie - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: To examine and describe the factors promoting sustainable work in women with fibromyalgia (FM). Methods: A qualitative interview study. Twenty-seven gainfully employed women with FM participated in five focus group interviews. Their median age was 52 years, ranging from 33 to 62. The interviews were recorded, transcribed verbatim ...
Gibbs Elizabeth M - - 2013
Dynamin-2-related centronuclear myopathy (DNM2-CNM) is a clinically heterogeneous muscle disorder characterized by muscle weakness and centralized nuclei on biopsy. There is little known about the muscle dysfunction underlying this disorder, and there are currently no treatments. In this study, we establish a novel zebrafish model for DNM2-CNM by transiently overexpressing ...
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