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Ostacher Michael J - - 2013
Ostacher MJ. Raising the bar for the evidence in evidence-based guidelines. Bipolar Disord 2013: 15: 50-53. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Zhou Jianqiao - - 2013
Objectives To analyze the value of acoustic radiation force impulse imaging quantification in characterization of breast lesions and to analyze the stiffness of glandular and subcutaneous fatty tissue in benign and malignant lesions. Methods A total of 175 breast lesions (67 malignant and 108 benign) in 173 women were studied. ...
Ashuma - - 2013
To do the systematic comparison of prevalence of anaplasmosis by PCR and Giemsa stained thin blood smear (GSTBS) based parasitological assays in dairy cattle of Punjab, which has not been reported yet. To analyse the haematobiochemical alterations in infected animals to arrive at the conclusion regarding the pathogenicity induced by ...
Shimizu Ai - - 2013
We examined the nematode fauna associated with a species of bark beetle, Dryocoetes uniseriatus Eggers, as part of a biodiversity survey of forest beetle-associated nematodes. Collections were made in a pine stand at an experimental forest station in Ibaraki, Japan, from April to July of 2011; we examined the nematode ...
Fatiregun Akinola A - - 2013
To compare the characteristics of suspected measles cases at the health facilities and to determine the representativeness of the data. We visited 25 hospitals in the Aniocha Local Government Area (LGA) of Delta State, Nigeria, from which information on reportable diseases was collected. In particular, the suspected measles cases in ...
Pan Hui Peng - - 2013
The impact of symbionts on their hosts depends on their infection density. In the current study, we investigated the effects of host plant and insecticide resistance on the relative amount of symbionts Portiera, Hamiltonella, Rickettsia, and Cardinium in the whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) B biotype. The relative amount of symbionts ...
Buadu Annemarie - - 2013
We report 3 cases in which small liver lesions were revealed on sonography with the supplemental use of a high-frequency transducer. In all 3 cases, the patients had cirrhosis or chronic liver disease. The lesions were not seen on computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. Sonography plays a pivotal role ...
Hanneken Anne M - - 2013
Visual hallucinations (VHs) occur in macular degeneration patients with poor vision but normal cognitive function. The underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. We report the identification of pharmaceutical agents that enhance VH and use these agents to examine the contribution of retinal neurons to this syndrome. We detail clinical observations on ...
Malhi Gin S - - 2013
Malhi GS. Have the CANMAT bipolar guidelines transmogrified from do matter to can matter? Bipolar Disord 2013: 15: 54-57. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S.Published by Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Warren Jodie-A - - 2013
Experiments were conducted to compare the immature development of Protophormia terraenovae (Robineau-Desvoidy) at fluctuating temperatures of 4-28 and 9-23°C to their mean constant temperature, 16°C. Overall development was fastest at the greater fluctuation and slowest at the constant temperature but showed similar percentages of development time in each stage. The ...
Stelinski Lukasz L - - 2013
Pheromone-based mating disruption is used worldwide for management of the internal fruit feeding codling moth, Cydia pomonella (L.). There has been recent interest in the potential of improving mating disruption of C. pomonella, and potentially other insect species in general, by broadcasting combinations of pheromone and attractive host-plant kairomones. Given ...
García-Elorriaga Guadalupe - - 2013
To assess the usefulness of IGRA test (QuantiFERON®-Cell mediated immune) compared with the tuberculin skin test. A cross-sectional study was carried out in Mexico, 25 infected patients with HIV-AIDS and the suspicion or with latent tuberculous infection (LTBI) who were >18 years of age and without treatment for tuberculosis (TB), ...
Sebastian Anu P - - 2013
To investigate the adhesion potential and cell surface properties against enteric pathogens Salmonella typhi, Salmonella para typhi A and Vibrio cholera. Adhesion potentials of spore and vegetative phase were studied separately for the isolates. Hydrophobic nature was measured on the basis of affinity towards the xylene. Autoaggregation and coaggregation were ...
Friesen Kristina M - - 2013
The stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans (L.), is a cosmopolitan species of blood-feeding Muscidae and an important pest of cattle. Although the cattle industry is the largest commodity in Montana, no research has been conducted on the abundance, distribution, or impact of stable flies in the state. Observations of stable flies ...
Roman Alejandro J - - 2013
To determine the intervisit variability of kinetic visual fields and visual acuity in patients with Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) caused by mutations in the RPE65 (Retinal Pigment Epithelium-specific protein 65kDa) gene. RPE65-LCA patients (n = 20; ages 11-40 years) were studied on at least two visits separated by fewer than ...
Rand Tatyana A - - 2013
Classical biological control against the alfalfa weevil, Hypera postica (Gyllenhal), a destructive pest of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.), has resulted in the establishment of nine parasitoid species in the United States. Despite widespread redistribution of a number of species, there remains little postrelease data on their establishment and potential effectiveness ...
Mi Jianing - - 2013
A high-efficient and environmental-friendly method for the preparation of ginsenosides from Radix Ginseng using the method of coupling of ultrasound-assisted extraction with expanded bed adsorption is described. Based on the optimal extraction conditions screened by surface response methodology, ginsenosides were extracted and adsorbed, then eluted by the two-step elution protocol. ...
Burghardt Kyle J KJ Department of Clinical Social and Administrative Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan, 428 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, - - 2013
In general, the presence of metabolic syndrome is associated with significant cardiovascular mortality and represents a growing public health concern in the USA. Patients with schizophrenia have a three times greater risk of death than the general population, with cardiovascular disease being the most common cause of this mortality. Use ...
Han Tian - - 2013
To observe changes in expression of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha and permeability of blood brain barrier after salidroside pretreatment in rats with injury induced by focal cerebralischemia-reperfusion. Forty-five male SD rats were randomly divided into three groups (n=15): control group, ischemia-reperfusion (IR) model group, and salidroside pretreatment group. Before the ...
Porcel M - - 2013
Green lacewings are generalist predators whose conservation is important for pest control in olive orchards (Olea europaea L.) Sustainable farming practices, as opposed to conventional management techniques, are believed to foster the presence of natural enemies. This study therefore aims to analyze the effect of 1) herbicidal weed cover removal ...
Kerzicnik Lauren M - - 2013
Spiders are critical predators in agroecosystems. Crop management practices can influence predator density and diversity, which, in turn, can influence pest management strategies. Crop intensification is a sustainable agricultural technique that can enhance crop production although optimizing soil moisture. To date, there is no information on how crop intensification affects ...
Kahrilas Peter J - - 2013
Treatment modalities for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) mirror the pathophysiology of the disease. Since acid plays a key role in GORD-associated mucosal lesions, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are the dominant GORD treatment, being the most potent inhibitors of acid secretion available. However, the clinical effectiveness of PPIs varies with the ...
Li Jing - - 2013
: Peripheral nerve injuries that provoke neuropathic pain are associated with chronic inflammation and nervous lesions. The authors hypothesized that chronic neuropathic pain might be caused by chronic inflammation resulting from a nervous autoimmune reaction triggered by nerve injury. : The authors observed chronic inflammation and neuropathic behaviors for up ...
Ran Hai-Tao - - 2013
Objectives To prospectively assess changes in spleen stiffness and splenoportal venous flow before and after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement. Methods We prospectively evaluated spleen stiffness measured by the mean shear wave velocity with acoustic radiation force impulse imaging and the splenoportal venous velocity with color Doppler sonography in ...
Yatham Lakshmi N - - 2013
Yatham LN, Kennedy SH, Parikh SV, Schaffer A, Beaulieu S, Alda M, O'Donovan C, MacQueen G, McIntyre RS, Sharma V, Ravindran A, Young LT, Milev R, Bond DJ, Frey BN, Goldstein BI. The evolution of CANMAT Bipolar Disorder Guidelines: past, present, and future. Bipolar Disord 2013: 15: 58-60. © 2013 ...
Singla Nidhi - - 2013
Outbreaks of enteric fever are a major health concern not only due to significant human morbidity and mortality but also fear of spread of multidrug resistant strains. We report an outbreak of enteric fever caused by Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi in a suburban area, in city Chandigarh of North India. ...
Gentleman S M SM Neuropathology Unit, Division of Brain Sciences, Department of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK. - - 2013
Microglia cells have been implicated, to some extent, in the pathogenesis of all of the common neurodegenerative disorders involving protein aggregation such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. However, the precise role they play in the development of the pathologies remains unclear and it seems that they ...
Arciniega Juan C - - 2013
We evaluated quantitatively direct effects of ceramide (Cer) and free cholesterol (FC) on meibomian lipid films (MLF) using a Langmuir trough (LT) and a Brewster angle microscope (BAM). Meibum was obtained from healthy volunteers. A series of mixtures of meibum with Cer or FC (mixed MLF) taken in different ratios ...
Bryła Marcin - - 2013
The aim of this study was to develop an analytical method for qualitative and quantitative determination of the B(1) , B(2,) and B(3) fumonisins in cereal products. A LC coupled to an IT-MS was used as the analytical instrument. The AFFINIMIP FumoZON Molecularly Imprinted Polymer SPE cartridges (Polyintell) were used ...
Xie Meng - - 2013
Objectives The purpose of this study was to evaluate real-time qualitative ultrasound elastography as an adjunct to conventional sonography for discrimination of low- and high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma. Methods Eighty-six patients suspected of having serous ovarian cancer on the basis of clinical and biochemical evaluations underwent transvaginal and transabdominal sonography ...
Chong Wing-Chui - - 2013
Malaria is an intra-cellular parasitic protozoon responsible for millions of deaths annually. Host and parasite genetic factors are crucial in affecting susceptibility to malaria and progression of the disease. Recent increased deployment of vector controls and new artemisinin combination therapies have dramatically reduced the mortality and morbidity of malaria worldwide. ...
Ozkan Fuat - - 2013
Objectives The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of enthesopathy in familial Mediterranean fever by using a newly developed sonographic method, the Madrid Sonographic Enthesitis Index (MASEI). Methods The study included 50 consecutive patients with familial Mediterranean fever and 57 healthy sex- and age-matched control participants. Six ...
Nakano Ryo - - 2013
Leukocyte removal therapy (LRT) is recognized as an effective treatment for active ulcerative colitis (UC). In this study, factors associated with the efficacy and long-term effects of LRT were evaluated. From April 1998 to March 2010, 98 patients with moderate to severe UC were randomly assigned to granulocyte and monocyte/macrophage ...
Albi-Feldzer Aline - - 2013
BACKGROUND:: The efficacy of local anesthetic wound infiltration for the treatment of acute and chronic postoperative pain is controversial and there are no detailed studies. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of ropivacaine wound infiltration on chronic pain after breast surgery. METHODS:: In this prospective, ...
Visentin Silvia - - 2013
We aimed to test the hypothesis that aortic intima thickness is greater in intrauterine growth-restricted (IUGR) twin fetuses compared to normally developing twins, thus defining an increased cardiovascular risk that reflects genetic factors in fetuses sharing the same womb. We conducted a prospective study performed on twins from January 2009 ...
Omoti Caroline E - - 2013
To investigate the malaria parasitemia, CD4(+) cell counts and some haematological indices among HIV-malaria co-infected adult patients with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). A total of 342 adult HIV positive subjects were recruited at the consultant outpatient HIV/AIDS clinic, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria between June 2011 ...
Jung Hyun Kyung - - 2013
The purpose of this pictorial essay is to show the limitations of sonography and complementary usefulness of specimen radiography in detecting microcalcifications of the diffuse sclerosing variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma, which mostly manifests as diffusely scattered microcalcifications in the thyroid gland.
Zhang Li - - 2013
To explore the effect of Salvia miltiorrhiza on diabetic retinopathy (DR). Diabetic mice of natural incidence type with monogenic inheritance were selected. Alloxan was injected into the caudal vein of mice once to induce DR. The structural changes of retina tissue in normal mice, DR mice and mice with high, ...
Wang Zhao-Xia - - 2013
Grains embedded as vaginal foreign bodies sometime occur in Chinese children. We summarized the sonographic characteristics of vaginal grains in 4 Chinese children and retrospectively analyzed the clinical data. Abdominal sonography can be the first choice for diagnosis of vaginal grains because of its noninvasive nature, high specificity, and low ...
Yagi Keiko - - 2013
Aims:  Multidrug resistance (MDR) in B-cell lymphomas still constitutes a major obstacle to the effectiveness of chemotherapy even in the anti-CD20 antibody therapy era. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of MDR-associated molecules in reactive lymphadenopathy (RL), follicular lymphoma (FL), and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). ...
Du Yiqin - - 2013
To investigate the potential of human trabecular meshwork stem cells (TMSCs) for homing to mouse TM tissue and survival in vivo. Human TMSCs and fibroblasts were labeled with fluorescent membrane dye DiO and injected into normal mouse anterior chamber. Stem cell and TM cell markers were identified by immunofluorescent staining ...
Wall Michael - - 2013
The mean defect (MD) of the visual field is a global statistical index used to monitor overall visual field change over time. Our goal was to investigate the relationship of MD and its variability for two clinically used strategies (Swedish Interactive Threshold Algorithm [SITA] standard size III and full threshold ...
Ganehiarachchi G A S M - - 2013
For animals that lay eggs, a longstanding question is, why do females choose particular oviposition sites? For insects that lay eggs on plants there are three hypotheses: maximizing suitable habitat for juveniles, maximizing female lifespan, and maximizing egg survival. We investigated the function of the oviposition-site choice behavior of a ...
Kaminski Geraldine M - - 2013
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center created the Intermediate Improvement Science Series (I(2)S(2)) training course to develop organisational leaders to do improvement, lead improvement and get results on specific projects. Each multidisciplinary class consists of 25-30 participants and 12 in-class training days over 6 months. Instructional methods include lectures, case studies, ...
Wu Po-Ting - - 2013
Objectives Dynamization is a method of removing the interlocking screw(s) farthest from the fracture site for improving healing in femoral and tibial fractures that show delayed healing after static interlocking nailing. We describe a simple sonographically assisted technique for percutaneous dynamization of deep-seated impalpable screws. Methods Between March 2001 and ...
Kwon Heon-Ju - - 2013
Objectives To assess the value of the ultrasound (US) attenuation index for noninvasive estimation of hepatic steatosis and determine its optimal cutoff value for severe steatosis in potential living liver donors. Methods Two hundred forty potential donors underwent US-guided biopsy. The target site was scanned at 4 and 8 MHz. ...
Betz-Stablein Brigid D - - 2013
In order to reduce noise and account for spatial correlation, we applied disease mapping techniques to visual field (VF) data. We compared our calculated rates of progression to other established techniques. Conditional autoregressive (CAR) priors, weighted to account for physiologic correlations, were employed to describe spatial and spatiotemporal correlation over ...
Boulanger Yan - - 2013
We identified the factors that affect the early colonization of burned stands by adults and the progeny surviving in fire-killed black spruce trees for three cerambycid beetles: Acmaeops proteus proteus (Kirby), Acmaeops pratensis (Laicharting), and Monochamus scutellatus scutellatus (Say) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in the northern Canadian boreal forest. Furthermore, we measured ...
Schütte Stefanie - - 2013
Aims: The aim of this study was to examine educational differences in self-reported health (SRH) among men and women in Europe. Methods: The study was based on a sample of 15,362 men and 20,272 women from the nationally representative European Quality of Life Survey conducted in 31 European countries in ...
Burks Charles S - - 2013
The sampling range of pheromone traps for the navel orangeworm Amyelois transitella (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) and its association with abundance was investigated by examining mutual interference within cross-shaped arrays of nine wing traps baited with virgin females and placed at 400-m intervals in three 256-ha blocks of almonds (Prunus dulcis ...
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