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Ren Jin - - 2013
To investigate ultrastructural changes in pulmonary tissue of a rat model of pulmonary fibrosis following treatment with compound Carapax trionycis (C. trionycis; Biejia in Chinese) formula. Sixty male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into four groups (n=15): compound C. trionycis formula high-, middle-, and low-dose groups as well as model ...
Aquino Michael - - 2013
Segmental testicular infarction can mimic testicular carcinoma on sonography and can lead to unnecessary orchiectomy. This case series describes and correlates sonographic and histologic findings of 7 pathologically proven segmental testicular infarction cases. Segmental testicular infarction should be suspected on sonography when a geographic lesion with low or mixed echogenicity ...
Fang Lanlan - - 2013
Objectives To investigate whether the endometrial thickness, endometrial volume, and endometrial and subendometrial vascularization index, flow index, and vascularization-flow index were useful for diagnosing endometrial polyps in infertility. Methods Transvaginal and 3-dimesional power Doppler sonography was performed to calculate the endometrial echogenicity, endometrial thickness, endometrial volume, and endometrial and subendometrial ...
Luo Tian-Hong - - 2013
In 2004, Staphylinid beetle (Coleoptera) assemblages were studied via pitfall trapping to examine the effects of reforestation in southwestern China forests. Sites included two 100-yr-old mature forest types (hemlock-spruce forest and birch forest), and three 40-yr-old forest types established after harvesting (spruce plantation, larch plantation, and natural broad-leaved forest). Staphylinid ...
Richards Douglas S - - 2013
Objectives Deviation of the intra-abdominal umbilical vein has been described as a marker of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and has been shown to help identify liver herniation into the fetal chest. The purpose of this study was to quantify the degree of deviation in affected fetuses and to determine the ...
Bettington Mark - - 2013
Approximately 30% of colorectal carcinomas develop via a serrated neoplasia pathway, named for the pattern of crypts in the precursor polyps. Molecular abnormalities consistently involve methylation of CpG islands [CpG island methylator phenotype (CIMP)] of low degree (CIMP-L) or high degree (CIMP-H), and activating mutations of the mitogen-activated protein kinase ...
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. ...
Hu Kai - - 2013
A 25,27-bis(l-phenylalaninemethylester-N-carbonylmethoxy)-26,28-dihydroxy- para-tert-butylcalix[4]arene-bonded silica gel stationary phase was synthesized, structurally characterized and used for LC. Its separation mechanism was studied and compared with octadecyl-bonded stationary phase, as well as our previously prepared para-tert-butylcalix[4]arene-1,2-crown-4 stationary phase. Meanwhile, the chromatographic behaviors were investigated by using polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, monosubstituted benzenes, anilines, phenols, ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
Panneerselvam C - - 2013
To explore the larvicidal and pupicidal activity of Euphorbia hirta (E. hirta) leaf extract and Bacillus sphaericus (B. sphaericus) against the malarial vector, Anopheles stephensi (An. stephensi). The larvicidal and pupicidal activity was assayed against An. stephensi at various concentrations ranging from (75-375 ppm) under the laboratory as well as ...
Yim Eugene S - - 2013
Objectives The purpose of this study was to investigate whether sports medicine physicians can use portable echocardiography to obtain measurements pertinent to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Methods Thirty male collegiate athletes, aged 18 to 21 years, were prospectively enrolled. Focused portable echocardiography was performed by a board-certified sports medicine physician and a ...
Almquist Ylva B - - 2013
Aims: While past research has shown that school performance is associated with some specific health outcomes in adulthood, few studies have taken a general approach to the link between school performance and adult disease. The aim of the present study was therefore to investigate sixth grade school performance in relation ...
Sánchez V - - 2013
Anoplophora glabripennis (Motschulsky) is an introduced invasive pest with the potential to devastate hardwood forests in North America. Using artificial pupal chambers, we documented the time required by teneral adults at three temperatures (20, 25, and 30°C), 60-80% RH, and a photoperiod of 16:8 (L:D) h to initiate boring after ...
Cha Dong H - - 2013
Oil-coated clear panel traps baited with a host plant-based kairomone lure have successfully been used for monitoring female grape berry moth, Paralobesia viteana (Clemens) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), but low capture rates as well as difficulty in servicing these traps makes them unsuitable for commercial use. We compared the performance of different ...
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 ...
Güth U - - 2013
We evaluated the impact of staging procedures to detect asymptomatic distant metastases (DM) in the management of women with operable invasive breast cancer (BC, entire cohort: n = 866). Out of 472 patients with lymph node (LN)-negative disease (pN0), DM were found in four cases (detection rate: 0.8%). All four ...
Sohn Yu-Mee - - 2013
Objectives The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical factors and sonographic features of benign papillomas of the breast proven by sonographically guided 14-gauge core needle biopsy and their upgrade or malignancy rate after sonographically guided vacuum-assisted excision or surgical excision. Methods We reviewed the medical records of ...
Søgaard Rikke - - 2013
Aims: The (cost-)effectiveness of a screening programme may be strongly influenced by the participation rate. The objective of this study was to compare participants' and non-participants' motives for the attendance decision as well as their overall preferences for participation in cardiovascular disease screening. Methods: This study sampled 1053 participants 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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Imani Fooladi Aa - - 2013
To study virulence and regulatory genes (hlyA, ctxB, tcpI) in clinical strains of Vibrio cholerae (V. cholerae), simultaneously. Three important genes, tcpI, hlyA and ctxB were used for detection of toxigenic and pathogenic V. cholera by chain reaction assay method. According to the results of the PCR, the incidence of ...
Robinson Amy - - 2013
Groin hernias are common conditions, and there is a need for accurate imaging when the clinical diagnosis is not clear. A meta-analysis was undertaken to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of sonography in the diagnosis of inguinal hernias. After review of literature searches, 9 original articles were included. Data were pooled ...
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, ...
Jiang Yuan-Hong - - 2013
Objectives The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the suburethral sling position and the outcome of anti-incontinence surgery. Methods From 1998 to 2010, the medical records of 153 consecutive women with stress urinary incontinence undergoing the pubovaginal sling procedure were retrospectively reviewed. All patients received preoperative ...
Guo Zi-Yi - - 2013
To evaluate the influence of high-resolution imaging obtainable with the higher field strength of 3.0 T on the visualization of the brain nerves in the posterior fossa. In total, 20 nerves were investigated on MRI of 12 volunteers each and selected for comparison, respectively, with the FSE sequences with 5 ...
Kwon Dong Rak - - 2013
Objectives To investigate the architectural alterations of the lateral ankle ligaments in spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Methods Eight children (5 male and 3 female; mean age ± SD, 5.2 ± 2.7 years) with spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy were recruited. A modified Ashworth scale and passive ankle dorsiflexion angle were evaluated. ...
Cui Jun-Wei - - 2013
To explore the expression of Annexin II and its relationship with the cell differentiation, proliferation in lung cancer. RT-PCR and Western blot assays were used to detect the expression of Annexin II in lung cancer tissues and cell lines. Annexin II was significantly up-regulated in lung cancer tissues, and in ...
Firlej Annabelle - - 2013
In recent years, the soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura, has become the most important exotic pest of soybean, Glycine max (L.) Merrill, in North America. Given the significant yield losses that are reported, considerable effort has been expended to characterize the natural enemy community associated with this pest. Several indigenous ...
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.
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 ...
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). ...
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 ...
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 ...
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), ...
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