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Yablon Corrie M - - 2013
Many musculoskeletal fellowships are nonaccredited, leading to heterogeneity of educational experiences. There is no governing body for these nonaccredited fellowships, leaving program content and rules to the program directors' discretion. In addition, imaging fellowships in general currently face many external pressures that challenge their capacity to provide a high-quality education. ...
Roxanas Milton - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this paper was to consider the life and contribution of Professor William Siegfried Dawson (1891-1975) by examination of school, university and hospital reports and journal articles. CONCLUSIONS: Professor Dawson made a major contribution, through his academic and professional roles and leadership, to the firm establishment of ...
Cheng Zhuo - - 2013
Type B aortic dissection can be acutely complicated by rapid expansion, rupture, and malperfusion syndromes. Short-term adverse outcomes are associated with failure of the false lumen to thrombose. The reasons behind false lumen patency are poorly understood, and the objective of this pilot study was to use computational fluid dynamics ...
Shah Sumit P - - 2013
To use spectral domain optical coherence tomography-guided duration of facedown positioning to study anatomical macular hole closure rates. Retrospective review of patients with macular holes undergoing 23-gauge pars plana vitrectomy and intraocular gas tamponade. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography imaging was done on postoperative Day 1. Patients remained facedown for ...
Moul Caroline - - 2013
In accordance with a recently proposed account of amygdala function in psychopathy, it is hypothesized that people with high levels of psychopathic personality traits have a bias in learning style to encode the general valence, and neglect the specific-features, of an outcome. We present a novel learning task designed to ...
Vashi Reena - - 2013
The purpose of this article is to review key clinical, histologic, and imaging features of expected physiologic changes within the breast and common benign breast disease in the pregnant and lactating patient. A thorough understanding of expected physiologic changes and common benign breast abnormalities of pregnancy and lactation is required ...
Minetti Andrea - - 2013
Despite high reported coverage for routine and supplementary immunization, in 2010 in Malawi, a large measles outbreak occurred that comprised 134,000 cases and 304 deaths. Although the highest attack rates were for young children (2.3%, 7.6%, and 4.5% for children <6, 6-8, and 9-11 months, respectively), persons >15 years of ...
Sieswerda Simkje - - 2013
Cognitive models explain extreme thoughts, affects, and behaviors of patients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) by specific mal-adaptive schemas and dichotomous thinking. Psychodynamic theories ascribe these to splitting. This study expanded the study of Veen and Arntz (2000) and investigated whether extreme evaluations in BPD are (1) dichotomous, negativistic, or ...
Tan Peng Chiong - - 2013
: To compare immediate with delayed (4 hours) oxytocin infusion after amniotomy on vaginal delivery within 12 hours and patient satisfaction with the birth process. : Parous women with favorable cervixes after amniotomy for labor induction were randomized to immediate titrated oxytocin or placebo intravenous infusion in a double-blind noninferiority ...
Dong Zhihui - - 2013
To present the short- to midterm outcomes after management of 14 patients with symptomatic isolated dissection of superior mesenteric artery (SIDSMA) and propose a preliminary treatment algorithm. SIDSMA is a rare but potentially fatal entity. However, most of these reports were isolated case reports, and a consensus treatment protocol remains ...
Merkel Drorit - - 2013
Hypomethylating agents have become the standard therapy for patients with high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). In Israel, azacitidine (AZA) is routinely used. Yet, infectious complications are common during AZA therapy. The current study was aimed to evaluate the incidence and predisposing risk factors for infections in AZA-treated patients. This retrospective study ...
Bonelli-Sica Juan Manuel - - 2013
The purpose of this study is to describe the MDCT findings of anomalous pulmonary venous drainage (APVD) in a pediatric population using a 256-MDCT dual-source scanner with a high-pitch protocol. MDCT is a fast and noninvasive technique that allows detailed and comprehensive visualization of APVD characteristics in a pediatric population. ...
Leung Katherine - - 2013
Pheochromocytomas are relatively rare neuroendocrine tumors of the adrenal medulla. Their variable clinical presentation and biologic behavior often make accurate diagnosis challenging. A variable spectrum of imaging appearances--some of which may also mimic other diseases--has been recognized. This article reviews the epidemiology; associations; and clinical, biochemical, pathologic, and multimodality imaging ...
Maan Harjeet Singh - - 2013
Nonpolio acute flaccid paralysis is increasing in India. To determine viral causes, we conducted cell culture and molecular analysis identification of nonpolio human enteroviruses associated with acute flaccid paralysis during March-August 2010 in northern India. The predominant nonpolio enterovirus found was echovirus 13, a serotype rarely isolated in India.
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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 ...
Boroczky Lilla - - 2013
The purpose of this article is to evaluate the performance of radiologists using a prototype clinical decision support system to diagnose and manage patients with breast cancer based on dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI studies. The study was conducted with three breast radiologists and two breast imaging fellows who gave patient treatment ...
Stimpfel Amy Witkoski AW Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. - - 2013
The aims of this study were to describe the shift lengths of pediatric nurses and to measure the association of shift length with nurse job outcomes, nurse-reported patient outcomes, and nurse-assessed safety and quality of care in hospitals. Long work hours have been linked with poor patient outcomes in adult ...
Wakefield Jennie C JC Cancer Research UK and EPSRC Cancer Imaging Centre, Institute of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, DownsRd, Sutton, SM2 5PT, United - - 2013
Functional MR techniques report on a variety of biologic features of tumors: dynamic contrast-enhanced, diffusion-weighted, and intrinsic susceptibility-weighted MRI and MR spectroscopy reflect, at a simplistic level, vascularity, cellularity, hypoxic status, and metabolism, respectively. This article reviews the evidence for each of the functional MR readouts to determine these clinical ...
Plunk Matthew - - 2013
The purpose of this article is to review common and uncommon complications of postpartum and posttermination patients and their imaging findings. A variety of imaging modalities, including ultrasound, CT, MRI, and angiography, will be presented. Knowledge of the spectrum of normal and abnormal imaging findings as well as recognition of ...
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). ...
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 ...
Tudela Carmen M - - 2013
To estimate the effect of body mass index (BMI) on magnesium levels for eclampsia prophylaxis. This is a retrospective study from 2004 to 2011, examining magnesium levels in women receiving seizure prophylaxis. Women received 6 g and then 2 g/h. Women had 4-hour and 12-hour levels drawn. Levels were considered ...
Atwell Thomas D - - 2013
The purpose of this article is to compare the efficacy and complication rates of percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and cryoablation in the treatment of renal masses measuring 3.0 cm and smaller. A retrospective review was performed of 385 patients with 445 tumors measuring 3.0 cm or smaller treated with thermal ...
Romero-Acosta Kelly - - 2013
Aims This study provides information about the prevalence of somatic symptoms (Ss) in a population of Spanish children and adolescents and their distribution by age and gender. It also sheds light on which Ss are more associated with depression and anxiety and which are associated with more disability. Method A ...
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 ...
Pattyn Nele - - 2013
Numerous meta-analyses have investigated the effect of exercise in different populations and for single cardiovascular risk factors, but none have specifically focused on the metabolic syndrome (MetS) patients and the concomitant effect of exercise on all associated cardiovascular risk factors. The aim of this article was to perform a systematic ...
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 ...
Grindlay Kate - - 2013
To estimate unintended pregnancy rates among a representative sample of 7,225 active-duty women in the U.S. military in 2008 and to compare these rates with 2005 and with the U.S. population. Cross-sectional data came from the 2008 Department of Defense Survey of Health Related Behaviors among Active Duty Military Personnel ...
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 ...
Gallotti Anna - - 2013
The objective of our study was to evaluate the MDCT features of incidentally detected neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of the pancreas, identify features that can predict tumor biology or aggressiveness and long-term outcome, and determine the incidence of "nonbenign" behavior. In this retrospective study, 60 histologically verified pancreatic NETs incidentally detected ...
Olival Kevin J - - 2013
To determine geographic range for Ebola virus, we tested 276 bats in Bangladesh. Five (3.5%) bats were positive for antibodies against Ebola Zaire and Reston viruses; no virus was detected by PCR. These bats might be a reservoir for Ebola or Ebola-like viruses, and extend the range of filoviruses to ...
Adams Jeffrey M - - 2013
This department highlights nursing leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to innovation and patient care leadership in practice, policy, research, education and theory. This interview profiles Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, chairperson of the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows Advisory Committee and dean of the Bouvé College of Health ...
Ali Hazem H Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, - - 2013
The purpose of this work was to engineer polymeric nanoparticles to encapsulate and deliver 2-methoxyestradiol, a potential antitumor drug for treatment of uterine leiomyoma (fibroids), the most common hormone-dependent pathology affecting women of reproductive age. Encapsulation efficiency and drug release from the nanoparticles were monitored by HPLC. Cell morphology and ...
Drubach Laura A - - 2013
The purpose of our study was to correlate the results of the radionuclide salivagram with the corresponding chest radiography findings on patients being evaluated for salivary aspiration to determine the utility of the salivagram. We identified 222 patients younger than 21 years who underwent salivagram and chest radiography within 3 ...
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 ...
Hardy Sheila S Park Avenue Medical Centre, 168 Park Avenue North, Northampton NN3 2HZ , UK. - - 2013
People with severe mental illness (SMI) have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) compared with the general population. Clinical guidelines recommend annual screening for CVD risk factors with appropriate lifestyle counselling. Aims To establish the proportion of patients with SMI being screened for CVD risk factors in their ...
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 ...
Tognotti Eugenia - - 2013
In the new millennium, the centuries-old strategy of quarantine is becoming a powerful component of the public health response to emerging and reemerging infectious diseases. During the 2003 pandemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome, the use of quarantine, border controls, contact tracing, and surveillance proved effective in containing the global ...
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.
Chakarun Corey J - - 2013
Our purpose is to present normal and abnormal imaging findings associated with endoprosthetic reconstruction after limb-salvage surgery. Endoprosthetic reconstruction varies with the location and size of the tumor, implant designs, and complications. Radiologists need to be aware of associated imaging findings seen in postoperative infection, tumor recurrence, and hardware failure. ...
Erkoç Mustafa Fatih - - 2013
Hearing loss (HL) is common in patients with chronic renal failure (CRF), but its cause is controversial. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of CRF on the bone density of the otic capsule using densitometric measurements with MDCT and to evaluate the relationship between changes in ...
Kaplan Robert M - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: A movie on malariotherapy for neurosyphilis made at Mont Park and filmed by Reg Ellery in 1926 is believed to be the oldest surviving movie of psychiatric treatment in Australia. The objective is to review the movie and discuss the background and context of the film, which shows the ...
Sloan Kenneth B - - 2013
We have identified, for any surrogate membrane and human skin in vitro, the maximum flux through the membrane (output) should be measured if a correlation between the two is to be obtained. We also identified from an analysis of the passive permeation process that molecular weight, lipid and aqueous solubilities ...
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 ...
Chen Foster F National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892-1150, - - 2013
This study was performed to determine (1) the incidence of humeral shaft fractures within the Medicare noncancer population, (2) the trends in utilization of humeral shaft fixation techniques by plate-and-screw devices and intramedullary nails, (3) differences in procedure times, and (4) the outcomes of individuals as measured by rate of ...
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 ...
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