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Brison Daniel D Urology, Facey Medical Group, Mission Hills, CA, - - 2013
Vacuum erection devices (VEDs) have been approved in the United States since 1982 and offer a viable alternative to oral phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5i), injections and transurethral suppositories. Studies have demonstrated efficacy in erectile dysfunction (ED) associated with a variety of conditions. More recently, this modality has been evaluated ...
Fukamachi Katsumi - - 2013
The recent widespread application of Cre/loxP technology has resulted in a new generation of conditional animal models that can better recapitulate many salient features of human disease. These models benefit from the ability to monitor the expression and functionality of Cre protein. We have generated a conditional (Cre/loxP dependent) LacZ ...
Sadhukhan Nabanita - - 2013
Reaction of 1,8-naphthyrid-2-yl-ferrocene (FcNP) with a variety of acids affords protonated salts at first, whereas longer reaction time leads to partial demetalation of FcNP resulting in a series of Fe complexes. The corresponding salts [FcNP·H][X] (X = BF(4) or CF(3)SO(3) (1)) are isolated for HBF(4) and CF(3)SO(3)H. Reaction of FcNP ...
Walsh Kathleen M - - 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this study was for nurses to experience equine-assisted learning and for them to describe their being in the moment with their horse. The aims of the study were to assist clinicians in recognizing their ability and skill at being present-that is, calm and centered-as they engage ...
Pickhard A - - 2013
Benign vocal fold lesions are grouped in lesions arising from the epithelium like papillomas, lesions affecting the Reinke's space (nodules, polyps, cysts, Reinkes's edema as a form of chronic laryngits) and lesions affecting the arytenoid (granulomas). A multifactorial genesis is assumed. Main symptoms are dysphonia and hyperfunctional vocal behavior that ...
Buti Jacopo J Department of Public Health, University of Florence, Florence, Italy. - - 2013
The aim of this work was to conduct a Bayesian network meta-analysis (NM) of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to establish a ranking in efficacy and the best technique for coronally advanced flap (CAF)-based root coverage procedures. A literature search on PubMed, Cochrane libraries, EMBASE, and hand-searched journals until June 2012 ...
Hedström A K - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: It has been hypothesized that exposure to anaesthetic agents, some of which are chemically related to organic solvents, may affect the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). The aim of this study was to estimate the influence of occupational exposure to anaesthetic agents on the risk for ...
Li Jinnan J Harold Simmons Center for Chronic Disease Research and Epidemiology, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Irvine, CA, - - 2013
The implications of chemical hyperparathyroidism on bone and mineral metabolism measures in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) are not well known. We hypothesized that a higher serum intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) level is associated with the higher likelihood of hyperphosphatemia, hyperphosphatasemia [high serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) levels] and hypercalcemia. Over an 8-year ...
Langouche Lies L Clinical Department and Laboratory of Intensive Care Medicine, Division Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Leuven (KU Leuven), B-3000 Leuven, Belgium. - - 2013
Both critical illness and fasting induce low circulating thyroid hormone levels in the absence of a rise in TSH, a constellation-labeled nonthyroidal illness syndrome (NTI). The contribution of restricted nutrition during critical illness in the pathophysiology of NTI remains unclear. The objective of the study was to investigate the impact ...
Sansone Randy A - - 2013
AIM: The purpose of the present study was to examine one facet of employment viability, losing a job on purpose, among individuals with borderline personality symptomatology (BPS). METHODS: Using a cross-sectional self-report survey methodology in a combined sample of four prior studies from the same study site (n = 1493), we examined ...
Klar Joakim - - 2013
Welander distal myopathy (WDM) is an adult onset autosomal dominant disorder characterized by distal limb weakness which progresses slowly from the fifth decade. All WDM patients are of Swedish or Finnish descent and share a rare chromosome 2p13 haplotype. We restricted the WDM associated haplotype followed by whole exome sequencing. ...
Kowal MaƂgorzata - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Early adiposity rebound (AR, below 5 years) is an important predictor of adult obesity. OBJECTIVES: The main purpose of this study was to explore changes in body weight and height, BMI, body fat, and AR timing in girls from Krakow within the last 3 decades. METHODS: 1,970 girls were ...
Bigham Abigail W - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: High-altitude hypoxia, or decreased oxygen levels caused by low barometric pressure, challenges the ability of humans to live and reproduce. Despite these challenges, human populations have lived on the Andean Altiplano and the Tibetan Plateau for millennia and exhibit unique circulatory, respiratory, and hematological adaptations to life at high ...
Yang Gonghuan - - 2013
While the 'low-tar' scheme has been widely recognised as a misleading tactic used by the tobacco industry to deceive the public about the true risks of cigarette smoking, a similar campaign using the slogan of 'less harmful, low tar' was launched by the Chinese tobacco industry, that is, State Tobacco ...
Thorstensen Anders - - 2013
We aimed to compare three-dimensional (3D) and two-dimensional (2D) echocardiography in the evaluation of patients with recent myocardial infarction (MI), using late-enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (LE-MRI) as a reference method. Echocardiography and LE-MRI were performed approximately 1 month after first-time MI in 58 patients. Echocardiography was also performed on 35 healthy ...
Al-Nawafleh Ahmed - - 2013
There is a dearth of research exploring the development of postdoctoral nursing research careers in non-Western contexts. This paper reports on a qualitative study of Jordanian graduates of UK PhD programs. Interviews were held with 16 graduates who worked in the nursing faculty of seven different universities in Jordan. Participants ...
Wollburg Eileen - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a debilitating and often chronic and treatment-resistant disorder. Despite decades of theoretical progress and research, many questions remain with regard to the psychological mechanisms explaining why and how some AN patients respond to treatment whereas others do not. Based on the premise that the broader, ...
Wang Jinguo - - 2013
A novel mesoporous yolk-shell SnS(2)-TiO(2) visible photocatalyst (ST-is) was synthesized by in situ doping TiO(2) with SnO(2) through solvothermal alcoholysis, followed by sulfurization under hydrothermal conditions. The ST-is displayed higher activity in photocatalytic reduction of Cr(vi) owing to the strong photosensitizing effect of SnS(2) in uniform nanoparticles and the enhanced ...
Liu Xin - - 2013
Rice-shaped Ti(3+) self-doped TiO(2-x) nanoparticles were synthesized by mild hydrothermal treatment of TiH(2) in H(2)O(2) aqueous solution. The structure, crystallinity, morphology, and other properties of the as-prepared samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, high-resolution transmission electron microcopy and X-ray photoelectron spectra. Electron paramagnetic resonance spectra confirm the ...
Fan Wei - - 2013
Abstract The results of several studies about the effectiveness of recombinant luteinizing hormone (rLH) supplementation in poor responder in vitro fertilization (IVF) patients were conflicting. To evaluate the current available data regarding the efficacy of rLH supplementation in poor responders, a meta-analysis was performed. A systemic search was performed without ...
Manchaiah Vinaya Kc - - 2013
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Hearing impairment is one of the most frequent chronic conditions. Persons with a hearing impairment (PHI) have various experiences during their 'journey' through hearing loss. In our previous studies we have developed a 'patient journey' model of PHI and their communication partners (CPs). We suggest this model could ...
Ip Alex Y K - - 2013
The objective of this study was to examine the effects of 6 days of emersion on nitrogen metabolism and excretion in the Chinese soft-shelled turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis. Despite having a soft shell with a cutaneous surface which is known to be water permeable, P. sinensis lost only ~2% of body ...
Haque Farzin F College of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, - - 2013
Over the past decade, nanopores have rapidly emerged as stochastic biosensors. This protocol describes the cloning, expression and purification of the channel of the bacteriophage phi29 DNA-packaging nanomotor and its subsequent incorporation into lipid membranes for single-pore sensing of double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) and chemicals. The membrane-embedded phi29 nanochannel remains functional ...
Charlton Anna N - - 2013
Medical records where tepoxalin (Zubrin) or meloxicam (Metacam) were prescribed in cats were reviewed and data extracted. Comparisons were performed for exploring changes between pre- and post-non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug course laboratory tests. Seventy-nine medical records fit the inclusion criteria (n = 57 and n = 22, tepoxalin and meloxicam, respectively). ...
Engmann C - - 2013
Objective:To explore community understanding of perinatal illness in northern Ghana.Study Design:A cross-sectional descriptive study design.Result:253 community members participated in in-depth interviews and focus group discussions, including women with newborn infants, grandmothers and health care providers. Four overarching themes emerged: (1) Local understanding of illness affects treatment practices. Respondents recognized danger ...
Chitko-McKown C G - - 2013
An 8-month-old crossbred ewe, normal upon physical examination, was humanely euthanized for tissue collection. After approximately 3 weeks in tissue culture, fungi began budding out of cells obtained from the choroid plexus. After an additional 3 weeks, budding was observed in kidney cell cultures and eventually in monocyte cultures as well. Serum ...
Simsek Hakki - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Diabetes accelerates the natural process of atherosclerosis and is a predictor for progression of atherosclerotic lesions. To improve clinical outcomes, noninvasive imaging modalities have been proposed to measure and monitor atherosclerosis. Recently, it has been shown that the color M-mode-derived propagation velocity of the descending thoracic aorta (aortic velocity ...
Gong Qiang - - 2013
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Genomic deletions are known to be widespread in many species. Variant sequencing-based approaches for identifying deletions have been developed, but their powers to detect those deletions that affect medium-sized regions are limited when the sequencing coverage is low. RESULTS: We present a cost-effective method for identifying medium-sized deletions ...
Olszewski A J AJ The Cancer Center at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket, RI 02860, USA. - - 2013
Therapy for gastric marginal zone (MALT) lymphoma is largely based on single-arm trials. This observational study compared survival with radiotherapy, rituximab and combination chemoimmunotherapy in this disease. Gastric MALT lymphoma cases diagnosed between 1997 and 2007 were selected from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results-Medicare database. Propensity score analysis and ...
Hyodo Masaki - - 2013
Purpose. To study whether a cane improved balance recovery after perturbation during walking. Method. This study was a crossover comparison comparing the effect of walking with and without a cane for balance recovery after perturbation during treadmill walking. Five normal young volunteers participated. The velocity and acceleration of a marker ...
Seliger Janez - - 2013
14N nuclear quadrupole resonance frequencies have been measured in solid 2-pyridone, 3-hydroxypyridine and 4-pyridone by 1H-14N nuclear quadrupole double resonance. Two slightly nonequivalent nitrogen positions are observed in solid 3-hydroxypyridine, whereas only one nitrogen position has been observed in 2-pyridone and 4-pyridone within the experimental resolution. Rather low 14N quadrupole ...
Hing Zachary A - - 2013
Congenital thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (cTTP) is a rare, recessively inherited genetic disorder with varying clinical presentation that is caused by ADAMTS13 mutations. Several studies have found limited associations between ADAMTS13 mutations and cTTP phenotype. The use of in silico tools that examine multiple mutation characteristics may better predict phenotype. We ...
Han Yingying - - 2013
Cyclin D2 (CCND2, encoded by Ccnd2) plays an important role in the induction of early-to-mid G1 phase transition and is required for granulose cell proliferation during ovarian folliculogenesis. In the present study, we investigated the role of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) in the regulation of cyclin D2 expression and degradation ...
Bron Romke - - 2013
There is ambiguity concerning the distribution of neurons that express the ghrelin receptor (GHSR) in the medulla oblongata. In the current study we have used a sensitive non-radioactive method to investigate GHSR mRNA distribution by in situ hybridization. Strong expression of the GHSR gene was confirmed in neurons of the ...
Mitra Piyali - - 2013
We aim to find out the extent of stability of the excimer of 9-aminoacridine hydrochloride hydrate (9AA), a prospective PDT drug, in different confined medium with varying cavity size. When confined in cetyl trimethyl ammonium bromide micelles, although at low concentration of 9AA only a single distinct peak (λmax at ...
Li Xiao-Jun - - 2013
Increasing precision of contemporary computational methods makes spectroscopies such as vibrational (VCD) and electronic (ECD) circular dichroism attractive for determination of absolute configurations (AC) of organic compounds. This is, however, difficult for polar, flexible molecules with multiple chiral centres. Typically, a combination of several methods provides the best picture of ...
Li R - - 2013
To determine the genetic diversity and paternal origin of Chinese cattle, 302 males from 16 Chinese native cattle breeds as well as 30 Holstein males and four Burma males as controls were analysed using four Y-SNPs and two Y-STRs. In Chinese bulls, the taurine Y1 and Y2 haplogroups and indicine ...
Barrett Eoin - - 2013
The composition of the microbiota associated with the human ileum and colon in the early weeks of life of two preterm infants was examined, with particular emphasis on the Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium members. Culturing work showed that bifidobacteria and lactobacilli in the ileostomy changed over time, compared with the colostomy ...
Dodd James W - - 2013
ABSTRACT RATIONALE: Cognitive impairment is one of the least well-studied COPD comorbidities. It is known to occur in hypoxemic patients, but its presence during acute exacerbation is not established. OBJECTIVES: To assess neuropsychological performance in COPD patients awaiting discharge from hospital following acute exacerbation and recovery and compare with stable ...
Hasegawa Yuta - - 2013
The crystal structures and thermal spin-crossover (SCO) behavior of [Fe(E-dpsp)(2)](BF(4))(2)·X [E-dpsp = (E)-2,6-bis(1H-pyrazol-1-yl)-4-styrylpyridine; X = crystal solvent] are investigated. The titled iron(II) complex features polymorphology induced by crystal solvents, which is identified by means of single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis: For [Fe(E-dpsp)(2)](BF(4))(2)·acetone and [Fe(E-dpsp)(2)](BF(4))(2)·4MeNO(2), detailed analyses at various temperatures are conducted. ...
Zhang Wenxin - - 2013
Chimeras are useful models for studies of developmental biology and cell differentiation. Intraspecies and interspecies germline chimeras have been produced in previous studies, but the feasibility of producing chimeras between animals of two different classes remains unclear. To address this issue, we attempted to produce chimeras between the Chinese soft-shelled ...
Bounameaux H - - 2013
The outcomes of thromboprophylactic trials have been debated for decades. Recently, the 9 th edition of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) evidence-based clinical practice guidelines based their strong recommendations only on patient-important outcomes. Practically, symptoms were considered the crucial element. Consequently, studies that primarily aimed at reducing venographic ...
Lima Thais Bergamin - - 2013
Antibiotics are important therapeutic agents commonly used for the control of bacterial infectious diseases; however, resistance to antibiotics has become a global public health problem. Therefore, effective therapy in the treatment of resistant bacteria is necessary and, to achieve this, a detailed understanding of mechanisms that underlie drug resistance must ...
Silva Fábio H - - 2013
INTRODUCTION.: Prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) increases progressively with aging, but the ED pathophysiology at its early stages is still poorly investigated. AIM.: This study aimed to evaluate the functional and molecular alterations of erectile function at middle age, focusing on the contribution of oxidative stress in erectile tissue for ...
Park Se Jin - - 2013
Prunella vulgaris var. lilacina is widely distributed in Korea, Japan, China, and Europe, and it has been traditionally used to treat inflammation or hypertension. In the present study, we investigated the effects of the ethanolic extract of the spikes of Prunella vulgaris var. lilacina (EEPV) on dizocilpine (MK-801)-induced schizophrenia-like phenotype ...
Kang Li L Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. - - 2013
Increased deposition of specific extracellular matrix (ECM) components is a characteristic of insulin-resistant skeletal muscle. Hyaluronan (HA) is a major constituent of the ECM. The hypotheses that 1) HA content is increased in the ECM of insulin-resistant skeletal muscle and 2) reduction of HA in the muscle ECM by long-acting ...
Coasne Benoit - - 2013
This review presents the state of the art of molecular simulation and theory of adsorption, intrusion and freezing in porous silica. Both silica pores of a simple geometry and disordered porous silicas which exhibit morphological and topological disorders are considered. We provide a brief description of the numerical models of ...
Zhou Kaiyu - - 2013
This study used immunohistochemical methods for detecting the expression of E-cadherin and β-catenin in pituitary adenoma. Specimens were collected from 91 cases. EnVision was used for immunohistochemical staining. The results were graded depending on the staining intensity and range. Associations between E-cadherin and β-catenin expression and tumor subtype, invasiveness, and ...
Wellman Andrew A Division of Sleep Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. - - 2013
We previously published a method for measuring several physiological traits causing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The method, however, had a relatively low success rate (76%) and required mathematical modeling, potentially limiting its application. This paper presents a substantial revision of that technique. To make the measurements, continuous positive airway pressure ...
Veleba Mark M Centre for Infection and Immunity, Queen's University Belfast, Health Sciences Building, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7AE, - - 2013
The intrinsically encoded ramA gene has been linked to tigecycline resistance through the up-regulation of efflux pump AcrAB in Enterobacter cloacae. The molecular basis for increased ramA expression in E. cloacae and Enterobacter aerogenes, as well as the role of AraC regulator rarA, has not yet been shown. To ascertain ...
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