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Female and male sterilization are both safe and effective methods of permanent contraception used by more than 220 million couples worldwide . Approximately 600,000 tubal occlusions and 200,000 vasectomies are performed in the United States annually . For women seeking permanent contraception, sterilization obviates the need for user-dependent contraception throughout ...
Higdon Karen - - 2013
There is minimal evidence related to Magnet® designation and the benefits in small hospitals. A business strategy for small hospitals (<100 beds) to achieve Magnet designation is presented, including a cost-benefit analysis, outcome measures, and financial impact data.
Walters Mark D - - 2013
Pelvic organ prolapse is a common problem in women that increases with age and adversely affects quality of life and sexual function. If conservative treatments fail, surgery becomes the main option for symptom abatement. For uterovaginal prolapse, treatment with or without hysterectomy can be offered, and operations must include a ...
Lastow Orest - - 2013
The 1st Medicon Valley Inhalation Symposium was arranged by the Medicon Valley Inhalation Consortium. It was held at the Medicon Village site, which is the former AstraZeneca site in Lund, Sweden. It was a 1-day symposium focused on inhaled drug delivery and inhalation product development. A total of 90 delegates ...
Dallaudiere Benjamin - - 2013
The prognostic implication of oxygen concentration as a factor in recurrence of solid tumors has been proved. Hypoxic osteosarcoma, imaged with (18)F-misonidazole PET/CT, is the most frequent primary malignant bone tumor. The aim of our study was to determine the role of blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) functional MRI in an ...
Good Meadow M - - 2013
: To further characterize the anatomy of the fifth lumbar to first sacral (L5-S1) disc space and to provide anatomic landmarks that can be used to predict the locations of the disc, sacral promontory, and surrounding structures during sacrocolpopexy. : The lumbosacral anatomy was examined in 25 female cadavers and ...
Hymmen Peter - - 2013
Background A significant increase in the number of walk-in counselling clinics offering single-session therapy (SST) prompted this review of the empirical support for the effectiveness of SST. Aims The article is intended to (1) increase practitioners' knowledge of the empirical support for the effectiveness of single-session counselling with client populations ...
Spiro Ari J - - 2013
CT myocardial perfusion imaging is an emerging diagnostic modality that is under intensive study but not yet widely used in clinical practice. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the performance of resting 64-MDCT in revealing ischemia identified on radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). We retrospectively identified 35 patients ...
Rosenthal Laura - - 2013
In a rapid cycle quality improvement project, the creation of a nurse-physician task force defined guidelines for nurse-physician communication between hospitalists and night shift nurses. Benefits include creating a structured presentation of patient information, reduced nonurgent pager interruptions, and formation of a collaborative team to smooth future communication concerns.
Chay Doo Byung - - 2013
: To estimate the clinical significance of serum anti-human papillomavirus (HPV) antibodies and high-risk cervical HPV DNA in cervical neoplasia. : The study population comprised patients who were histopathologically diagnosed with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) 1 (n=64), CIN 2 and 3 (n=241), cervical cancer (n=170), and normal control participants (n=975). ...
Behrendt Nicholas - - 2013
: To evaluate whether women with known risk factors for preterm birth will manifest different rates of cervical shortening preceding a spontaneous preterm birth. : We conducted a secondary analysis of data from the Maternal--Fetal Medicine Units Network Preterm Prediction Study. Known risk factors for preterm birth were recorded. Cervical ...
Conte Michael S - - 2013
Peripheral artery disease is growing in global prevalence and is estimated to afflict between 8 and 12 million Americans. Its most severe form, critical limb ischemia (CLI), is associated with high rates of limb loss, morbidity, and mortality. Revascularization is the cornerstone of limb preservation in CLI, and has traditionally ...
Li Shuhai - - 2013
Metastasis-associated protein 1 (MTA1) high expression has been detected in a wide variety of human aggressive tumors and plays important roles in the malignant biological behaviors such as invasion, metastasis, and angiogenesis. However, the specific roles and mechanisms of MTA1 protein in regulating the malignant behaviors of non-small-cell lung cancer ...
Taylor Rumina - - 2013
Background Treatment seeking by South Asians for depression has been shown to be lower than for white British people. Aims This study compared illness perceptions about depression and the help-seeking behaviour of white British (n  =  70) and North Indian women (n  =  70) living in the UK. Previous studies ...
Irshad Abid - - 2013
The purpose of this article is to correlate various ultrasound features of breast cancer with tumor grade, and with estrogen, progesterone, and ERRB2 (formerly HER2) receptor status as well as to assess the predictive value of these features. The features of breast cancers found by using ultrasound between January 2010 ...
Zagouri Flora - - 2013
: Cervical cancer is the most common solid carcinoma diagnosed during pregnancy; obviously, pregnancy adds complexity to treatment recommendations. We synthesized all available data and evaluated the efficacy and safety of the administration of platinum derivatives during pregnancy in cervical cancer. : Eligible articles were identified by a search of ...
Medina Wenceslao T - - 2013
Normally breakfast cereal flakes are consumed by pouring them into a bowl and covering them with fresh or cold milk. During this process the liquid uptake causes changes in the surface and internal matrix of breakfast cereals that influence texture and integrity. Some breakfast cereal as flakes have a translucent ...
Rubinstein Chen - - 2013
Transfused blood can disrupt the coagulation cascade. We postulated that packed red blood cell (PRBC) transfusion may be associated with thromboembolic phenomena. We used propensity matching to examine the relationship between intraoperative PRBC transfusion and stroke during carotid endarterectomy (CEA). We selected CEA procedures from the American College of Surgeons ...
Zoué Lessoy T - - 2013
The search for new sources of oil with improved characteristics has focused our attention on the characterisation of Irvingia gabonensis seed kernel oil. Physicochemical analysis have revealed the following assets: refractive index (1.42 ± 0.00), free fatty acids (2.3 ± 0.8%), peroxide value (3.33 ± 0.57 meq O(2)/kg), iodine value (32.43 ± 1.22 g I(2)/100 g), saponification value (233.75 ± 2.60 mg KOH/g), ...
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Figueroa Carlos E - - 2013
Background: Freeze-drying is an attractive method for converting nanoparticulate pharmaceutical dispersions into a stable form with a long shelf life. However, practical challenges in translating laboratory practice to the clinic, such as high protectant osmolarity and infeasible reconstitution methods, currently limit lyophilized formulation development of nanoparticle therapeutics. Results: We demonstrate ...
Gavaskar Ashok S - - 2013
: The goal of the study is to analyze the outcome and complications after locked plating of proximal humerus fractures with the extended deltoid split approach though a shoulder strap incision. : Prospective. : Tertiary care referral center. : Fifty-two adult patients with a displaced 3 or 4 part proximal ...
Downey Kate - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine whether histogram analysis of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values from diffusion-weighted MRI can be used to differentiate cervical tumors according to their histologic characteristics. Sixty patients with International Federation of Gynecology stage I cervical cancer underwent MRI at 1.5 T with a ...
Bismuth Jean - - 2013
Current interventional techniques rely heavily on operator familiarity with catheters and wires and on physician skills in effectively navigating through and managing target lesions. A novel robotic technology allows endovascular specialists to remotely control catheter tip deflection and advancement and to coordinate manipulation of currently available wires. The aim of ...
Hagenhoff M - - 2013
A heightened sensitivity towards negative emotional stimuli has been described for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). We investigated whether a faster and more accurate detection of negatively valent information in BPD can be confirmed by means of a visual search task which required subjects to detect a face with an incongruent ...
Goosey-Tolfrey Victoria L - - 2013
The volume of literature on field-based physiological testing of wheelchair sports, such as basketball, rugby and tennis, is considerably smaller when compared with that available for individuals and team athletes in able-bodied (AB) sports. In analogy to the AB literature, it is recognized that performance in wheelchair sports not only ...
Schneeberger Caroline - - 2013
: To estimate and compare contamination rates of three different urine-sampling methods in pregnant women to assess bacteriuria. : In this cross-sectional study, 113 pregnant women collected three different midstream urine samples consecutively: morning (first void); midstream (void without further instructions); and clean-catch sample (void after cleaning). The following end ...
Gomersall Sjaan R - - 2013
The ActivityStat hypothesis suggests that when physical activity is increased or decreased in one domain, there will be a compensatory change in another domain, in order to maintain an overall stable level of physical activity or energy expenditure over time. The ActivityStat debate is gaining momentum in the literature and ...
Shevell Allison Haley - - 2013
The disclosure to a family of a child's cerebral palsy is an important transformative event that has potential lasting implications. This article highlights specific challenges, the results of research into the disclosure process and what attributes should be sought for in this encounter by health care providers. Illustrative case vignettes ...
Nordeng Hedvig - - 2013
: To estimate whether first-trimester exposure to nitrofurantoin is associated with increased malformation rates and, secondarily, to estimate whether exposure to nitrofurantoin is associated with increased rates of negative pregnancy outcomes and perinatal complications. : We conducted a population-based cohort study using the Norwegian Prescription Database linked to data on ...
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ABSTRACT:: Fertility treatments have contributed significantly to the increase in multifetal pregnancies. The first approach to the problem of multifetal pregnancies should be prevention, and strategies to limit multifetal pregnancies, especially high-order multifetal pregnancies, should be practiced by all physicians who treat women for infertility. Incorporating the ethical frameworks presented ...
Graf Oswald - - 2013
The purpose of this article is to prospectively determine the prevalence and morphologic features of typically benign large rodlike calcifications at mammography and to provide evidence-based data for this descriptor in a future version of the BI-RADS lexicon. In the 1-year period of 2011, large rodlike calcifications were detected in ...
Sacks David A - - 2013
The White classification is a system of alphabetically designated categories of diabetes in pregnancy based on age at onset, duration of disease, and the presence or absence of vascular complications. The original classification system underwent several revisions, each progressively increasing in detail and complexity. Individual authors and institutions have modified ...
Harris Elaine - - 2013
The present industry update covers the period 16 October-15 November 2012, with information sourced from mainly company press releases, regulatory and patent agencies. This month saw Novo Nordsk's long-acting insulin product (degludec) gain approval from the US FDA. There were mixed fortunes for companies in the clinical trial area with ...
Ratcliff Eric - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this paper is to provoke careful and continuing reconsideration of the relationship between psychiatrists and the pharmaceutical industry through historical analysis of trends in the promotion of psychotropic drugs. CONCLUSIONS: Psychiatrists remain concerned about the relationship of the profession with the pharmaceutical industry. From examination of ...
Obdeijn Inge-Marie - - 2013
In breast cancer patients eligible for breast-conserving surgery, we evaluated whether the information provided by preoperative MRI of the breast would result in fewer tumor-positive resection margins and fewer reoperations. The study group consisted of 123 consecutive patients diagnosed with either breast cancer or ductal carcinoma in situ eligible for ...
Pinto Reis Catarina - - 2013
Effective formulation for peptide and protein delivery through the oral route has always been the critical effort with the advent of biotechnology. Stability, enzymatic degradation and ineffective absorption are common difficulties found for conventional dosage forms. As a result, new drug-delivery approaches are used to circumvent these limitations and enhance ...
Chakraverty Julian K - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to use CT to determine the presence of radiologic parameters associated with cam and pincer femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) in a young population without symptoms. A retrospective review of 50 patients (age range, 20-40 years) with no current or previous hip disorder who underwent CT ...
Hossain Delwar - - 2013
We aimed to ascertain the extent of mental health problems in rural communities of southwest Queensland. Twelve workshops were conducted within this region, asking community members about the issues which were affecting their mental health, the gaps in services and facilities, and suggestions as to how to strengthen their capacity ...
Veith Frank J - - 2013
The results of good randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published in leading peer-reviewed journals have been deemed the best possible basis for good medical practice. However, several limitations may decrease their value. These include flaws and weaknesses in the design and the timeliness of RCTs. Progress in a treatment method or ...
Costantini Danny L - - 2013
The utility of dual-time-point (18)F-FDG PET/CT in differentiating benign from malignant processes in pediatric patients was assessed. Twenty-one patients (13 girls and eight boys; age range, 1-17 years) with suspected malignancy underwent dual-time-point FDG PET/CT. Scan 1 was performed at approximately 60 minutes after IV injection of 5.18 MBq/kg of ...
Thitinunsomboon Somboon - - 2013
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), commonly produced by germination of brown rice grain, is a free amino acid which could help relieving or preventing non-communicable diseases in human. Several research works have been conducted on GABA production from germinated brown rice. However, the yielded GABA (10.1-69.2 mg/100 g germinated brown rice) was comparatively low; ...
Landis Margaret S - - 2013
Many prodrug reviews describe specific examples of the successful application of prodrug technology to produce blockbuster drugs, such as simvastatin, omeprazole, acyclovir and enalapril. These reviews are helpful to understand the previous success stories and case histories of prodrug technology. The aim of the current review seeks to more clearly ...
Ruchman Richard B - - 2013
Informal conversations and anecdotal evidence suggest that the job turnover rate among radiology residency program directors is disproportionately high. The purpose of our study was to assess the characteristics of current program directors and determine factors that may be affecting overall job satisfaction and job turnover rate. A survey that ...
Knutson Lori - - 2013
Public demand for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies, often referred to as integrative health (IH), continues to grow. Health systems are now pursing the integration of these therapies with conventional medical care. This article describes the development and evolution of 1 nursing-led model for the integration of CAM services ...
Flors Lucía - - 2013
The objective of our study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of dual-source dual-energy CT (DECT) in the detection of endoleaks after thoracic endovascular aortic repair for thoracic aortic aneurysm and to investigate if a double-phase (arterial and dual-energy late delayed phase) or a single-phase (dual-energy late delayed phase) acquisition ...
Sen Indrani - - 2013
Carotid body tumors are considered rare. However, there has been an increase in the number of these tumors managed at our center in recent years. Delayed presentation with large tumors is common. We studied the clinical profile, interventions, and outcomes of these tumors and assessed the factors influencing operative neurological ...
Nougaret Stephanie - - 2013
Developments in MRI techniques have increased the role of MRI in assessment of the pelvis in women. The aims of this review are a short overview of pelvic MRI with an emphasis on diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) and presentation of a practical approach that includes the pearls and pitfalls of DWI. ...
Vashi Reena - - 2013
The purpose of this article is to review key clinical, histologic, and imaging features of pregnancy-associated breast cancer. A discussion of imaging modalities, including mammography, ultrasound, and MRI, and imaging-based interventions available for evaluating this population is provided. Successful detection of pregnancy-associated breast cancer requires knowledge of key clinical and ...
Sahani Dushyant V - - 2013
The purpose of this review is to outline the management guidelines for the care of patients with cystic pancreatic lesions. The guidelines are as follows: Annual imaging surveillance is generally sufficient for benign serous cystadenomas smaller than 4 cm and for asymptomatic lesions. Asymptomatic thin-walled unilocular cystic lesions smaller than ...
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