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Machado Juliana Reis - - 2013
Abstract Background: Hereditary fibrinogen A alpha-chain (AFib) amyloidosis affects different organs, especially the kidneys. No case of this disease has been reported in Latin America. Case report: A 52-year-old previously healthy Brazilian woman presented with a seven-month history of proteinuria in the absence of hematuria. The patient had normal blood ...
Labutin Timur A - - 2013
We have applied an algorithm to automatically identify emission lines in Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectrometry (LIBS). Q-switched Nd:YAG laser at 355 nm was used to ablate high-alloy stainless steel sample. The algorithm implemented by three parts: simulation of the set of spectra corresponding to different temperature (T) and electron density (N(e)), ...
Kostoff Matthew D - - 2013
The aim of this study was to identify factors that are associated with patients achieving goal A1c after 6 months in a pharmacist-managed diabetes clinic. This study is a descriptive, retrospective chart review of patients with type 2 diabetes enrolled in a pharmacist-managed diabetes clinic. The primary endpoint was the ...
Frutos-Puerto Samuel - - 2013
The origin of the non-linear solvatochromic shift of <i>para<i>-nitroaniline was investigated using a mean-field sequential QM/MM method, with electron transitions computed at CASPT2/cc-pVDZ level. Experimental data shows that the solvatochromic shift has a strong non-linear behavior in certain solvent mixtures. We studied the case of cyclohexane-triethylamine mixtures. The results are ...
van der Eide Edwin F - - 2013
The 17-electron radical CpCr(CO)(2)(IMe)(•) (IMe = 1,3-dimethylimidazol-2-ylidene) was synthesized by the reaction of IMe with [CpCr(CO)(3)](2), and characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction and by electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), IR, and variable temperature (1)H NMR spectroscopy. The metal-centered radical is monomeric under all conditions and exhibits Curie paramagnetic behavior in ...
Peretti-Watel Patrick - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Tobacco control policies have succeeded in reducing tobacco use, but the negative correlation between smoking prevalence and socioeconomic status (SES) has increased. This study focused on the relationships between time preferences, SES, and smoking behaviour, attitudes and risk awareness. METHODS: A cross-sectional telephone survey was conducted in France in ...
Czarny Bertrand - - 2013
The molecular determinants responsible for the potency of the RXP470.1 phosphinic peptide inhibitor towards matrix metalloprotease-12 (MMP-12) remain elusive. To address this issue, structure-activity study, X-ray crystallography and isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) experiments were performed. The crystal structure of MMP-12/inhibitor complex (1.15 Å) reveals that the inhibitor establishes multiple interactions ...
Zhang Gang - - 2013
The emission, mass balance, and distribution characteristics of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) as well as those of heavy metals (Hg, Cd, Pb, Cr, and Cu) were investigated during the co-combustion of 5%, 10%, 15%, and 20% sewage sludge (SS) in a pulverized coal power plant. The PCDD/F emissions increased ...
Sommar Johan Nilsson - - 2013
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), and mercury (Hg) cause toxicological renal effects, but the clinical relevance at low-level exposures in general populations is unclear. The objective of this study is to assess the risk of developing end-stage renal disease in relation to Cd, Pb, and Hg exposure. METHODS: A ...
Harrington Shana - - 2013
The impact upper extremity impairments (UE) have on UE function in breast cancer survivors (BCS) is unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the associations between upper extremity active range of motion (AROM), passive range of motion (PROM), and strength with self-reported function in BCS. BCS (n  =  24) completed ...
Buzás Péter - - 2013
Most nonprimate mammals possess dichromatic ("red-green color blind") color vision based on short-wavelength-sensitive (S) and medium/long-wavelength-sensitive (ML) cone photoreceptor classes. However, the neural pathways carrying signals underlying the primitive "blue-yellow" axis of color vision in nonprimate mammals are largely unexplored. Here, we have characterized a population of color opponent (blue-ON) ...
Goadsby Peter J - - 2013
In general neurologic practice, you would have seen a patient with migraine today, who would have described the problem, and almost certainly listed triggers for the attacks. So what happens when triggering is tested systematically, and what can we learn?
Johannessen Christian - - 2013
The Raman Optical Activity (ROA) spectra of both enantiomers of 2-Br-hexahelicene in chloroform solution have been measured in the range 1700-300 cm-1. Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations accurately reproduce the observed features. The most intense ROA features are also the most intense Raman features, in the region 1350-1400 cm-1, and ...
Kim Ki Tae - - 2013
A 6-mer oligonucleotide containing a fluorescent moiety has been used as a novel fluorescent probe for the 3'-overhang of telomeric DNA based on competition between non-fluorescent tetramolecular and fluorescent (3+1) intermolecular G-quadruplexes.
Berry D P - - 2013
Increasing food production for the growing human population off a constraining land-base will require greater efficiency of production. Genetic improvement of feed efficiency in cattle, which is cumulative and permanent, is one likely vehicle to achieving efficiency gains. The objective of this review is to summarize genetic parameters for feed ...
Hoskote Sumedh S - - 2013
Whipple disease is a disorder caused by Tropheryma whipplei, a ubiquitous Gram-positive bacillus. In addition to gastrointestinal manifestations, many other systems may be involved in Whipple disease. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a rare manifestation of Whipple disease, and its clinical course is not well established. We report a case of ...
Basu Subhashis - - 2013
AIM: To improve the detection and quality of care of patients who attend the emergency department (ED) with confirmed or suspected domestic abuse (DA). DESIGN: A quality improvement report on the design, implementation and evaluation of a specialised service and structured training programme to detect and manage DA presentations within ...
Chang Hung - - 2013
Patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) are prone to both bleeding and thrombosis. The bleeding complications are well known. In contrast, APL-associated thrombosis is relatively underappreciated. We aimed to explore the issue of APL-associated thrombosis events. In the past 20 years, 127 cases with APL were found in our hospital ...
Ramirez-Amaya Victor - - 2013
After spatial exploration in rats, Arc mRNA is expressed in ∼2% of dentate gyrus (DG) granule cells, and this proportion of Arc-positive neurons remains stable for ∼8 h. This long-term presence of Arc mRNA following behavior is not observed in hippocampal CA1 pyramidal cells. We report here that in rats ...
Qian Haifeng - - 2013
Imazethapyr (IM) is a chiral herbicide with reported enantioselective biological activities between two of its enantiomers. This report investigated the effect of enantioselectivity between R- and S-IM in Arabidopsis thaliana on chlorophyll synthesis and photosynthesis. The results suggest that R-IM inhibited the transcription of chlM to a greater extent than ...
Zhao Zengxiang - - 2013
Easy PC: α-Hydroxy phosphonates were synthesized by copper/tert-butyl hydroperoxide (TBHP)-catalyzed oxidative addition reactions of H-phosphonates with alcohols or ethers. Diverse α-hydroxy phosphonates were obtained from substituted benzyl alcohols or alkyl alcohols and alkyl ethers in moderate to good yields.
White Harvey - - 2013
Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) encompasses a spectrum of diseases, ranging from ST-elevation myocardial infarction to non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction and unstable angina. A key initiating event in the pathology of ACS is atheromatous plaque disruption, in which the exposure of thrombogenic material triggers simultaneous activation of primary and secondary hemostatic pathways. ...
Angelova Polina - - 2013
Penta(tert-butylthio)corannulene and penta(4-dimethylaminophenylthio)corannulene form highly stable monolayers on gold surfaces, as indicated by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Formation of these homogeneous monolayers involves multivalent coordination of the five sulfur atoms to gold with the peripheral alkyl or aryl substituents pointing away from the surface. No dissociation of C-S bonds upon ...
Murray Rebecca - - 2013
The acute inhibitory effects of parathyroid hormone (PTH) on proximal tubule Na(+)-K(+) ATPase (Na-K) and sodium-dependent phosphate (Na-Pi) transport have been extensively studied, while little is known about the chronic effects of PTH. Patients with primary hyperparathyroidism, a condition characterized by chronic elevations in PTH, exhibit persistent hypophosphatemia but not ...
Seo Hyowon - - 2013
The enantioselective synthesis of 7-epi-incarvilline for formal syntheses of (-)-incarvilline, (+)-incarvine C, and (-)-incarvillateine is described. The key features of our synthesis involve (1) stereoselective construction of the optically active bicyclic lactone utilizing Pd(0)-catalyzed allylic alkylation, (2) efficient transformation of the bridged bicyclic lactone to the key bicyclic lactam skeleton, ...
Rosen Ronald - - 2013
Abstract ABSTRACT: The objectives of this study were to describe: (1) the osmotic environment and precise location of the redia in the snail intermediate host, (2) where retraction of the distome body into the cercarial tail occurs, and (3) the subsequent emergence path of the cercaria out of the snail. ...
Lafranca Jeffrey A - - 2013
In this era of organ donor shortage, live kidney donation has been proven to increase the donor pool; however, it is extremely important to make careful decisions in the selection of possible live donors. A body mass index (BMI) above 35 is generally considered as a relative contraindication for donation. ...
Gold Robert S - - 2013
Among the most memorable lessons I learned from my father was based on a comment he often made when I was young: "The days are long and the years are short." During a year as President of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), there were many days that seemed ...
Hsu Chien - - 2013
The influence of temperature on the electrophoretic behavior of a charge-regulated zwitterionic particle is investigated by considering a spherical SiO2 particle in an aqueous NaCl solution of concentration CNaCl with its pH adjusted by NaOH and HCl as an example. A complete mobility-pH-temperature plot and a mobility-CNaCl-temperature plot are prepared ...
Lord Richard L - - 2013
A computational approach for calculating the distortions in the lowest energy triplet metal to ligand charge-transfer ((3)MLCT = T(0)) excited states of ruthenium(II)-bipyridine (Ru-bpy) complexes is used to account for the patterns of large variations in vibronic sideband amplitudes found in the experimental 77 K emission spectra of complexes with ...
Fuertes Silvia - - 2013
PURPOSE: Interim (18)F-FDG PET performed early during the course of therapy in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is a good predictor of outcome. However, interpretation criteria for interim PET for the evaluation of tumour response are still not clearly defined. The study aim was to assess whether interim PET can ...
Kamboj Jasmine - - 2013
Acyclovir is used for its potent antiviral properties for the mucocutaneous herpes, herpes zoster, herpes encephalitis, and genital herpes simplex. The drug has a very wide distribution involving almost every organ of the body, with excretion into the urine. Urine analysis, kidney function, liver function, and complete blood counts are ...
Laghaei Rozita - - 2013
We study via all atom classical molecular dynamics (MD) simulation the process of uptake of ferrous ions (Fe(2+) ) into the human ferritin protein and the catalytic ferroxidase sites via pores ("channels") in the interior of the protein. We observe that the 3-fold hydrophilic channels serve as the main entrance ...
Shi Ying - - 2013
Understanding the neural representation of limb position is important for comprehending the control of limb movements and the maintenance of body schema, as well as for the development of neuroprosthetic systems designed to replace lost limb function. Multiple subcortical and cortical areas contribute to this representation but its multimodal basis ...
Nácher-Mestre Jaime - - 2013
This article describes the development, validation and application of a rapid screening method for the detection and identification of undesirable organic compounds in aquaculture products. A generic sample treatment was applied without any purification or preconcentration step. After extracting the samples with acetonitrile/water 80:20 (0.1% formic acid), the extracts were ...
Hakky Michael M - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Medial lemniscus T2 hyperintensity (MLH) has been recently demonstrated as potential imaging marker for small vessel disease (SVD). Our purpose in this study is to improve accuracy of regions of interest (ROI) analysis for this imaging finding. METHODS AND METHODS: Two neuroradiologists retrospectively reviewed 103 consecutive outpatient brain MRI. ...
Moran Kevin - - 2013
From 2007-2012, New Zealand lifeguards provided first aid to almost 9,000 beachgoers, an average of 1,772 cases per annum; more than the average number of rescues (n = 1,343) each year. This study describes the aetiology of non-drowning related injuries occurring at surf beaches patrolled by lifeguards. The study design ...
Pientong Chamsai - - 2013
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The variation of human papillomavirus (HPV) genes or HPV variants demonstrates different risks of cervical cancer. Mutation in the long control region (LCR) at YY1-motifs is one of the mechanisms for enhancing viral oncogene expression during the course of cancer cell progression. In Thai women, cervical cancers are ...
Chung Elena - - 2013
Blood pressure monitoring has come a long way from the initial observations made by Reverend Hales in the 18th century. There are none that deny the importance of monitoring perioperative blood pressure; however, the limited ability of the current prevalent technology (oscillometric blood pressure monitoring) to offer continuous blood pressure ...
Adde Lars - - 2013
This study evaluates the role of postterm age at assessment and the use of one or two video recordings for the detection of fidgety movements (FMs) and prediction of cerebral palsy (CP) using computer vision software. Recordings between 9 and 17 weeks postterm age from 52 preterm and term infants ...
Xiong Jiang - - 2013
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the early mortality and major complications of acute complicated type B aortic dissection (ACBD) after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). METHODS: Twenty-six consecutive patients with ACBD who underwent TEVAR were included. Clinical indications before TEVAR and in-hospital mortality and major ...
Xu Xin-Rong - - 2013
We theoretically investigate the electronic transport between quantum Hall states and quantum anomalous Hall states in a zigzag edged graphene nanoribbon based two-terminal heterojunction. The electrical conductance of the system is calculated by the method of the non-equilibrium Green's function and Landauer-Büttiker formula. We find perfect transmission through the junction ...
Neiman Tal - - 2013
In free operant experiments, subjects alternate at will between targets that yield rewards stochastically. Behavior in these experiments is typically characterized by (1) an exponential distribution of stay durations, (2) matching of the relative time spent at a target to its relative share of the total number of rewards, and ...
Restivo Domenico A - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: This study looked at the effect of botulinum toxin type A (BoTox-A) in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) with dysphagia due to isolated upper motor neuron (UMN) involvement or combined UMN/lower motor neuron (LMN) impairment associated with oral phase or oropharyngeal muscles involvement. Establishing whether different pathophysiologic mechanisms ...
Gallego-Escuredo José M - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Facial lipoatrophy, a common alteration among HIV-1-infected, antiretroviral-treated patients, is often corrected using autologous transplantation. In some cases, especially when enlarged adipose tissue from the dorso-cervical area (i.e. a "buffalo hump") is used as a source of fat for transplantation, the transplanted fat develops progressive hypertrophy. To gain insight ...
Payez Atefeh - - 2013
There is a large body of experimental data demonstrating various effects of magnetic field (MF) on plants growth and development. Although the mechanism(s) of perception of MF by plants is not yet elucidated, there is a possibility that like other stimuli, MF exerts its effects on plants by changing membrane ...
Dimasi Joseph A - - 2013
The R&D productivity of pharmaceutical firms has become an increasingly significant concern of industry, regulators, and policymakers. To address an important aspect of R&D performance, public and private data sources were used to estimate clinical phase transition and clinical approval probabilities for the pipelines of the 50 largest pharmaceutical firms ...
Tai Chih-I - - 2013
Activation of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (Stat3) by leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) maintains mouse embryonic stem cell (mESC) self-renewal and also facilitates reprogramming to ground state pluripotency. Exactly how LIF/Stat3 signaling exerts these effects, however, remains elusive. Here, we identified gastrulation brain homeobox 2 (Gbx2) as a ...
Sharma Naveen - - 2013
T cells produce a number of cytokines and chemokines upon stimulation with TLR agonists in the presence or absence of TCR signals. Here, we show that secretion of neutrophil chemoattractant CXCL8 from human T cell line Jurkat in response to stimulation with TLR agonists is reduced when cell stimulation is ...
van der Kooij Katinka - - 2013
Does the nervous system continuously realign the senses so that objects are seen and felt in the same place? Conflicting answers to this question have been given. Research imposing a sensory mismatch has provided evidence that the nervous system realigns the senses to reduce the mismatch. Other studies have shown ...
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