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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 ...
Froemming Adam T - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to describe the imaging features of renal epithelioid angiomyolipoma (EAML), a rare subtype of angiomyolipoma, with clinical and pathologic correlation. This study was a retrospective review of nine cases from a single institution in which total resection and preoperative imaging were performed and the ...
Brandt Kathleen R - - 2013
This study evaluated digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) as an alternative to conventional diagnostic mammography in the workup of noncalcified findings recalled from screening mammography in a simulated clinical setting that incorporated comparison mammograms and breast ultrasound results. One hundred forty-six women, with 158 abnormalities, underwent diagnostic mammography and two-view DBT. ...
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 ...
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 ...
Yu Qi - - 2013
To determine risk for avian influenza virus infection, we conducted serologic surveillance for H5 and H9 subtypes among poultry workers in Beijing, China, 2009-2010, and assessed workers' understanding of avian influenza. We found that poultry workers had considerable risk for infection with H9 subtypes. Increasing their knowledge could prevent future ...
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 ...
Rosenkrantz Andrew B - - 2013
Numerous prior studies have shown the utility of apparent diffusion coefficient values in cervical cancer assessment, particularly in differentiation from benign cervix. This article will discuss histogram-based analysis for detection of adverse histologic features of cervical cancer. The study by Downey et al. in this issue investigates histogram-based analysis for ...
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 ...
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. ...
Stuart Jourdan E - - 2013
: To examine factors associated with discontinuation of the oral contraceptive pill (OCP), patch, and ring. : We included 1,452 female participants from the Contraceptive CHOICE Project who selected the OCP, patch, or ring and completed 12 months of follow-up for this analysis. We defined discontinuation as stopping the contraceptive ...
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 ...
Fält Tobias - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate an abdominal CT protocol in which radiation dose was reduced and i.v. contrast dose increased for young patients and radiation dose was increased and i.v. medium dose decreased for elderly patients. The hypothesis was that these adjustments would result in constant image ...
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 ...
Coppola Stefano S Department of Molecular Medicine, 'Sapienza' University of Rome, Viale Regina Elena, 324, 00161, Rome, - - 2013
Lipid-mediated delivery of DNA is hindered by extracellular and intracellular barriers that significantly reduce the transfection efficiency of synthetic nonviral vectors. In this study we investigated the role of the actin and microtubule networks on the uptake and cytoplasmic transport of multicomponent cationic liposome-DNA complexes in CHO-K1 live cells by ...
Ng Chaan S CS Department of Diagnostic Radiology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 1473, 1400 Pressler St, Houston, TX 77030-4009, USA. - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to assess as a potential means of limiting radiation exposure the effect on perfusion CT values of increasing sampling intervals in lung perfusion CT acquisition. Lung perfusion CT datasets in patients with lung tumors (> 2.5 cm diameter) were analyzed by distributed parameter modeling ...
Parden Alison M - - 2013
To assess stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and other lower urinary tract symptom outcomes in women undergoing repeat midurethral sling procedures compared with those undergoing primary midurethral sling procedures. Cure was defined as responses of "not at all" or "somewhat" to both questions of the SUI subscale of the Urogenital Distress ...
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 ...
Shah Lubdha M - - 2013
Intracranial hypotension is an uncommon cause of headaches that is often misdiagnosed. The classic MRI features of intracranial hypotension can be variable and subjective. The purpose of this study was to provide objective criteria in the MRI evaluation of intracranial hypotension by quantifying normal values for the pontomesencephalic angle, mamillopontine ...
Feng Jiaxuan - - 2013
Stent graft-induced distal redissection (SIDR) is one of the major concerns in the durability of endovascular repair for complicated Stanford type B aortic dissection. The characteristics and means of prevention of this complication remain unknown. From April 1997 to March 2010, 674 patients with type B aortic dissections were treated ...
Behr Gerald G - - 2013
The purpose of this article is to review the medical literature and the current classification of the vascular anomalies to clarify common misconceptions and provide guidance for imaging and treatment. In this second article of a two-part series, we focus on slow-flow vascular anomalies. Nonuniformity of terminology across the medical ...
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), ...
Kaneda Heather J - - 2013
Pediatric breast masses are relatively rare and most are benign. Most are either secondary to normal developmental changes or neoplastic processes with a relatively benign behavior. To fully understand pediatric breast disease, it is important to have a firm comprehension of normal development and of the various tumors that can ...
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 ...
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ABSTRACT:: Reproductive and sexual coercion involves behavior intended to maintain power and control in a relationship related to reproductive health by someone who is, was, or wishes to be involved in an intimate or dating relationship with an adult or adolescent. This behavior includes explicit attempts to impregnate a partner ...
Ehlert Tobias - - 2013
The heritability of specific phenotypical traits relevant for physical performance has been extensively investigated and discussed by experts from various research fields. By deciphering the complete human DNA sequence, the human genome project has provided impressive insights into the genomic landscape. The hope that this information would reveal the origin ...
Hatfield Linda A - - 2013
BACKGROUND:: There is a paucity of research examining the impact of standardized uniform style and color for registered nurses (RNs). OBJECTIVE:: The aim of this study was to appraise published peer-refereed studies on the effect of a standardized uniform style and color for RNs. METHODS:: Seven peer-refereed studies exploring standardized ...
Behr Gerald G - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to review the medical literature and the current classification of vascular anomalies to clarify common misconceptions and provide guidance for imaging and treatment. In this first article of a two-part series, we focus on the fast-flow vascular anomalies. Nonuniformity of terminology across the medical ...
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 ...
Miller Seth M SM Department of Radiation Oncology & Laboratory of Nano- & Translational Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hil, NC, - - 2013
Chemoradiotherapy, the concurrent administration of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, is a treatment paradigm in oncology. It is part of the standard of care and curative treatment of many cancers. Given its importance, one of the primary goals of cancer research has been to identify agents and/or strategies that can improve the ...
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 ...
Sharp Carla C Department of Psychology, University of Houston, 126 Heyne Building, Houston, TX 77204, USA. - - 2013
Sharp et al. (2011) recently demonstrated that in adolescents with borderline traits the loss of mentalization is more apparent in the emergence of unusual alternative strategies (excessive theory of mind or hypermentalizing) than in the loss of the capacity per se (no mentalizing or undermentalizing). This suggests that hypermentalizing could ...
Wilson Barbara - - 2013
Magnet-designated and aspiring hospitals use research and evidence-based practice initiatives to demonstrate new knowledge and innovation, a key component of the Magnet Recognition Program. Four creative approaches to supporting and conducting institutional nursing research and the implementation of evidence-based care are illustrated, along with examples of successful nurse staff-led projects.
Park Young Mi - - 2013
This article reviews the imaging and histopathologic findings of various axillary diseases and suggests management guidelines for radiologists based on imaging findings with clinical correlation. Although axillary diseases may reveal nonspecific imaging findings, a knowledge of the characteristic radiologic manifestations of specific diseases according to anatomic origin (nodal, accessory breast, ...
Christensen Thomas J - - 2013
: Wound vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) is a technique used frequently by orthopedic surgeons to facilitate wound closure. Bedside VAC removal can be a source of great pain for patients, which we hypothesize can be decreased by topical lidocaine application. : This was a prospective randomized double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial (registered on ...
Norton Mary E - - 2013
: To estimate changes in rates of prenatal testing for aneuploidy over a 5-year period in a large integrated health care system. : Data from the Kaiser Permanente Northern California cytogenetics laboratory and Regional Prenatal Screening Program were used to estimate rates of prenatal aneuploidy screening and diagnostic testing in ...
Roncalli Silvia - - 2013
Background To assist in improving team working in Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs), the Mental Health Commission formulated a user-friendly but yet-to-be validated 25-item Mental Health Team Development Audit Tool (MHDAT). Aims The present study aims to examine the psychometric properties of the MHDAT. Method Based on a sample of ...
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 ...
Silverman Michael A - - 2013
We describe the clinical, laboratory, and radiographic characteristics of 15 cases of eastern equine encephalitis in children during 1970-2010. The most common clinical and laboratory features were fever, headache, seizures, peripheral leukocytosis, and cerebrospinal fluid neutrophilic pleocytosis. Radiographic lesions were found in the basal ganglia, thalami, and cerebral cortex. Clinical ...
Lorenz Robert P - - 2013
This month, we focus on current research in placenta accreta. Dr. Lorenz discusses five recent publications, and each is concluded with a "bottom line" that is the take-home message. The complete reference for each can be found in on this page, along with direct links to the abstracts.
Siccardi Marco - - 2013
Heterogeneity in response to HIV treatments has been attributed to several causes including variability in pharmacokinetic exposure. Nanomedicine applications have a variety of advantages compared with traditional formulations, such as the potential to increase bioavailability and specifically target the site of action. Our group is focusing on the development of ...
Costantine Maged M - - 2013
Preeclampsia complicates approximately 3-5% of pregnancies and remains one of the major causes of maternal and neonatal morbidity. It shares pathogenic similarities with adult cardiovascular disease as well as many risk factors. Attempts at prevention of preeclampsia using various supplements and classes of medications have failed or had limited success, ...
Harris Robert D - - 2013
The Africa Mercy, a rehabilitated Danish ferry, is the largest private hospital ship in the world, devoted to providing medical and surgical care to the residents of West Africa, one of the poorest regions on the globe. There is a small radiology department on board, along with six operating rooms ...
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 ...
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