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Heneghan Cara - - 2013
Background Reflective practice groups have been recommended for improving staff wellbeing and team functioning in inpatient psychiatric services, and clinical psychologists have been identified as potential leaders in this type of work. Research is limited with little information about reflective practice group guidelines, prevalence and effectiveness. Aims The aims of ...
Shoham Yaron - - 2013
Abstract We describe a 53-year-old woman who had a huge pleomorphic liposarcoma of the left breast. She had a left Halstead mastectomy, which left a huge defect in the chest wall. We did an immediate reconstruction of the chest wall with combined latissimuss dorsi musculocutaneous (for the upper half of ...
Eriste Elo - - 2013
Gliomas are therapeutically challenging cancers with poor patient prognosis. New drug delivery strategies are needed to achieve more efficient chemotherapy-based approach against brain tumors. The current paper demonstrates development of a tumor-targeted delivery vector that is based on a cell-penetrating peptide pVEC and a novel glioma-targeting peptide sequence gHo. The ...
Hou Hui - - 2013
We present a new method for specific detection of oxytetracycline (OTC) at nanomolar concentrations based on a microfabricated cantilever array. The sensing cantilevers in the array are functionalized with self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of OTC-specific aptamer, which acts as a recognition molecule for OTC. While the reference cantilevers in the array ...
Amankwah Ernest K - - 2013
Recent evidence shows that certain microRNAs (miRNAs) play a role in both obesity and prostate cancer recurrence, but the association between the expression of these miRNAs and obesity in prostate cancer recurrence is unknown. In this study, we examined the effect of the interaction between obesity and miR-21, miR-221 or ...
Swartzlander Ty K - - 2013
Hyperemesis gravidarum is a serious systemic disorder of pregnant women characterized by intractable vomiting resulting in metabolic, biochemical, and hematologic changes. Enteral nutrition has been used successfully and has a lower complication rate than parenteral nutrition. Tube feeding requires location of the feeding tube tip before the infusion of nutritional ...
Mitchison Deborah - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To determine sex differences in the prevalence and impact of specific eating disorder features on health-related quality of life (HRQoL). METHOD: A general population sample of men (n = 1,479) and women (n = 1,555) completed interviews that assessed HRQoL (Medical Outcomes Study Short Form, SF-36), and current regular ...
Yang Shang-Wu - - 2013
It is well known that extracellular signal-regulated kinase 8 (ERK8) plays pivotal roles in various mitotic events. But its physiological roles in oocyte meiotic maturation remain unclear. In this study, we found that although no specific ERK8 signal was detected in oocyte at the germinal vesicle stage, ERK8 began to ...
Williams Makeda J - - 2013
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Summer Curriculum on Cancer Prevention provides scientists and health care professionals training in principles and practices of cancer prevention and control, and molecular biology and genetics of cancer. Originally intended for US scientists, the curriculum's enrollment of international scientists has increased steadily. The objective of ...
Liu Yuanyue - - 2013
Boron synthesis, in theory: Although two-dimensional boron sheets have attracted considerable interest because of their theoretically predicted properties, synthesis of such sheets remains a challenge. The feasibility of different synthetic methods for two-dimensional boron sheets (red, see figure) was assessed using first-principles calculations, possibly paving the way towards its application ...
San Boi Hoa - - 2013
Purpose: For the potential application of platinum nanoparticles (PtNPs) in hyperthermia therapy, the heating efficiency of PtNPs in the presence of radiofrequency (RF) current generated by a capacitive electric transfer (CET) system was compared with that of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs). Materials and methods: PtNPs and AuNPs synthesised by citrate capping ...
Das Anshuman J - - 2013
A light harvesting device geometry is implemented for polymer solar cells that retain efficiency when the device area is scaled up. Patterning devices and incorporating suitable fluorescent dye doped polymers in the spaces between the patterns leads to 12% efficiency enhancement. Vacuum free deposition of electrodes is carried out using ...
Ren Wenkai - - 2013
The present study was conducted to evaluate the immune-enhancing effects of dietary l-glutamine supplementation in porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2)-infected mice, and to examine the clearance effects of glutamine against PCV2 in experimentally infected mice. A total of sixty Kunming female mice were infected with PCV2 at a dose of ...
Vernooij Eva - - 2013
Drawing on an exploratory qualitative case study investigating everyday practices within an antenatal clinic in rural Uganda, this paper investigates the dynamics of consent and counselling within a prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) programme, from the perspectives of various health professionals involved at different stages of the PMTCT trajectory. ...
Ge Jin - - 2013
Stretching the role of a conductor: A new kind of polyurethane sponge-Ag nanowire-poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PUS-AgNW-PDMS) stretchable conductors can be easily fabricated based on a novel binary network structure design, which greatly enhances their electronic performance. These PUS-AgNW-PDMS elastomeric conductors show improved electromechanical stability compared to previously reported stretchable conductors.
Morris Megan A - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: To study the experiences of adults who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems and methods when interacting with medical providers, specifically primary care providers. Method: Individual face-to-face interviews were conducted with 12 participants, four of whom also participated in an online focus group. Diagnoses of the participants ...
Simos Panagiotis G - - 2013
The study explores the potential clinical value of reading fluency measures in complementing demographic variables as indices of current intellectual capacity. IQ estimates (based on the PPVT-R, WASI Vocabulary and Block Design subtests) were obtained from a representative, non-clinical sample of 386 Greek adults aged 48-87 years along with two ...
Estrada Higinio - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to analyze NLRP7 mutation frequency in 20 Mexican patients with recurrent hydatidiform moles (RHMs). PATIENTS: Twenty patients with RHMs, 50 couples with recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), and 100 controls were included in the study. Molecular analysis of the NLRP7 coding region was performed ...
Scarmo Stephanie - - 2013
Resonance Raman spectroscopy (RRS) is a non-invasive method of assessing carotenoid status in the skin, which has been suggested as an objective indicator of fruit/vegetable intake. The present study assessed agreement and identified predictors of single v. multiple RRS measures of skin carotenoid status. A total of seventy-four participants had ...
Tait S - - 2013
Interaction of tumour cells with their microenvironment impacts on all aspects of cancer, ranging from development through to treatment response. In this issue, Dvorak and colleagues(1) reveal a novel tumour/microevironment relationship that may drive leukemia pathogenesis. Specifically, they find that leukemic cells secrete chromatin-complexed DNA that, in turn, triggers a ...
Minasian Stefan G - - 2013
Advancing theories of how metal-oxygen bonding influences metal oxo properties can expose new avenues for innovation in materials science, catalysis, and biochemistry. Historically, spectroscopic analyses of the transition metal MO(4)(x-) anions have formed the basis for new M-O bonding theories. Herein, relative changes in M-O orbital mixing in MO(4)(2-) (M ...
Solinger Jachen A - - 2013
Endocytosis describes the processes by which proteins, peptides and solutes but also pathogens enter the cell. Endocytosed material continues its way to endosomes. Genetic studies in yeast, worms, flies, and mammals have identified a set of universally conserved proteins that are essential for early-to-late endosome transition, lysosome biogenesis, and for ...
Neragi-Miandoab Siyamek - - 2013
Rupture of the ventricular septum occurs in 1% to 2% of all acute myocardial infarctions (MI) requiring surgical intervention in the majority of cases. Furthermore, patch dehiscence and residual shunt are major problems following repair in the acute stage. A delay in repair may prevent patch dehiscence. We now describe ...
Williams Brett - - 2013
Introduction Paramedics rely on establishing a health provider-patient relationship with patients that promotes two-way communication, patient satisfaction, and facilitates appropriate patient assessment and treatment. Paramedics also must have an ability to empathize with patients and their family members in order to develop a successful health provider-patient relationship. The objective of ...
Mutahir Zeeshan - - 2013
Thymidine kinase 1 (TK1) provides a crucial precursor, thymidine monophosphate (dTMP), for nucleic acid synthesis, and the activity of TK1 increases up to 200-fold during the S-phase of cell division in humans. An important part of the regulatory check-points is the ATP and enzyme concentration-dependent transition of TK1 from a ...
Baucal Aleksandar - - 2013
William James proposed a psychological study of religion examining people's religious experiences, and to see in what sense these were good for them. The recent developments of psychology of religion moved far from that initial proposition. In this paper, we propose a sociocultural perspective to religion that renews with that ...
Byun J - - 2013
Objective: To describe a relatively unknown clinical entity - inflammatory cast of the tympanic membrane after acute otitis media - and its simple out-patient treatment. Study design: Retrospective review of case series. Setting: Subspecialty practice at a tertiary hospital. Patients: Seven patients diagnosed previously with acute otitis media with perforation ...
Yang Rong - - 2013
A simple, inexpensive, efficient, and scalable method to create air-stable organic surface passivation layers on silicon using a vapor-phase treatment is demonstrated. A variant of initiated chemical vapor deposition is used to synthesize a thin film that acts as both a passivation layer and an antireflective coating. The lowest surface ...
Ge Chongtao - - 2013
AIMS: The internalized human pathogens in fresh produce are not effectively removed during conventional washing, therefore may cause foodborne illness when the produce is consumed raw. Thus, effective non-thermal processes are needed to prevent this risk. METHODS AND RESULTS: Green fluorescence protein-tagged Salmonella Typhimurium was either sprayed on the surface ...
Staudt C B - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: To investigate pharyngeal airway changes in patients with Pierre Robin sequence (PRS) longitudinally from childhood to adulthood. SETTING AND SAMPLE POPULATION: Cleft Lip and Palate Unit, Clinic of Orthodontics, University of Zurich. Twenty-four patients born between 1970 and 1990 with non-syndromic PRS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Lateral cephalograms at age ...
Stutterheim Sarah E - - 2013
This study explored, from a public health perspective, factors that contribute to inconsistent condom use by men in Curaçao through semi-structured face-to-face interviews with 21 heterosexual men. The findings show that there is an important disconnect between what is considered culturally appropriate sexual behaviour for men and women and condom ...
Gavid Marie - - 2013
Abstract Conclusion: Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, especially by HPV 16, is frequently detected in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). The expression of viral oncoproteins in tumoral tissues of OSCCs suggests the implication of HPV in tumorogenesis. It should now be systematically detected and considered in each patient's treatment and outcome. ...
Baraka M A - - 2013
Abstract Objective to investigate differences in exposure to medications in a cohort of multi-ethnic pregnant women. Methods 641 pregnant women of Western, Arab/Turkish and "other origins" participated in this cross-sectional study using a questionnaire in a university hospital in Brussels, Belgium. Assessment of the drug safety was done using the ...
Prosman Gert-Jan - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to gain insight into the process of help seeking of abused women visiting their family physician (FP). SETTING: Family practice in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. METHOD: We used a qualitative method with interviews in a sample of 14 abused women, identified in an earlier cross-sectional survey with the ...
Sunni Muna - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether insulin requirements and diabetes control differ between adolescents and adults with cystic fibrosis related diabetes (CFRD). METHODS: All CFRD patients on insulin therapy seen at the University of Minnesota outpatient clinic from 1 January 2011 to 1 June 2012 were identified. Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels obtained ...
Stickgold Robert - - 2013
The brain does not retain all the information it encodes in a day. Much is forgotten, and of those memories retained, their subsequent evolution can follow any of a number of pathways. Emerging data makes clear that sleep is a compelling candidate for performing many of these operations. But how ...
Nijmeijer S - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The histamine H(4) receptor, originally thought to signal merely through Gα(i) -proteins, has recently been shown to also recruit and signal via β-arrestin2. Following the discovery that the reference antagonist indolecarboxamide JNJ 7777120 appears to be a partial agonist in β-arrestin2 recruitment, we have identified additional biased ...
Mistri Tarun - - 2013
A 7-nitrobenz-2-oxa-1,3-diazole (NBD) derived turn-on fluorescent probe () exhibits a reversible binding to Cu(2+) ion in presence of other metal ions, giving ∼20 fold increase in fluorescence intensity. The apparent association constant (K(a)) for Cu(2+) was found to be 2.62 × 10(4) M(-1). The intracellular Cu(2+) imaging behaviour of chemosensor ...
Gooren Louis J - - 2013
Transgender people sometimes use cross-sex hormones without medical supervision. The use of cross-sex hormones, as well as the functional health and mental well-being, among male-to-female transgendered people ('kathoeys') in Chiang Mai, Thailand, was studied. Sixty kathoeys were interviewed regarding their use of cross-sex hormones and their family relationships. Individuals also ...
Polimeni Manuela - - 2013
Natural hemozoin (nHZ), a lipid-bound ferriprotoporphyrin IX crystal produced by Plasmodium parasites after hemoglobin catabolism, seriously compromises the functions of human monocytes, and 15-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (15-HETE) and 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE), two nHZ lipoperoxidation products, have been related to such a functional impairment. nHZ was recently shown to promote inflammation-mediated lysozyme release ...
Zhou Huiqiong - - 2013
A significant enhancement of efficiency in thieno[3,4-b]-thiophene/benzodithiophene:[6,6]-phenyl C71-butyric acid methyl ester (PTB7:PC(70) BM) solar cells can be achieved by methanol treatment. The effects of methanol treatment are shown in an improvement of built-in voltage, a decrease in series resistance, an enhanced charge-transport property, an accelerated and enlarged charge extraction, and ...
Yang Lijun - - 2013
A high power conversion efficiency of 10.24% can be obtained in a dye-sensitized solar cell by incorporating multiwall carbon nanotubes inside a TiO(2) nanorod photoanode. The multiwall carbon nanotubes in the nanorod can effectively collect and transport photogenerated electrons reducing the recombination as well as improving efficiency of the device.
Cho Jae-Hyun - - 2013
Although intracranial electroencephalography (iEEG) has been widely used to localize epileptogenic zones in epilepsy, visual inspection of iEEG recordings does not always result in a favorable surgical outcome, especially in secondary generalized epilepsy such as Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS). Various computational iEEG analysis methods have recently been introduced to confirm the ...
Maesa José-María - - 2013
In this work, we study the electrochemical behaviour of skatole, one of the compounds responsible for the offensive smell in pork meat that is known as boar taint, at different metal and carbon electrodes. We then demonstrate for the first time that skatole and indole, the main electroactive interferent potentially ...
Han Song-I - - 2013
This paper presents an effective electrorotation technique for measuring the dielectric properties of cells using a superposed electrical signal, which can simultaneously generate negative quadrupolar dielectrophoretic (nQDEP) force and electrorotational (ROT) torque. The proposed technique involves a three-dimensional (3D) octode, which includes four electrodes arranged in a crisscross pattern on ...
Hernandez-Garcia Luis - - 2013
While magnetic resonance imaging of static magnetic fields generated by external probes has been previously demonstrated, there is an unmet need to image time-varying magnetic fields such as those generated by transcranial magnetic stimulators and radiofrequency hyperthermia probes. A method to image such time-varying magnetic fields is introduced in this ...
Chavez Anthony H - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence rate of prostate cancer among men with erectile dysfunction (ED) treated with phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE-5i) over a 7-year period vs. men with ED of the same age and with similar risk factors who were not treated with PDE-5i. ...
Thomsson Mats - - 2013
Abstract Objective. To evaluate, in a case series, survival rate and complications of Brånemark Integration BioHelix(™) dental implants, placed according to conventional procedures in patients treated consecutively in a Swedish specialist private practice after 5 years. Materials and methods. Eighty-three consecutively-treated patients received 89 final fixed prostheses supported by 310 ...
Suzuki Shigeru - - 2013
BACKGROUND: As the presence of fetal hemoglobin (HbF) affects the accuracy of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) analysis methods, HbA1c measurement may not be a good indicator for patients with neonatal diabetes mellitus, whereas glycated albumin (GA) may be a good indicator. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether total glycated hemoglobin (GHb) or HbF-adjusted ...
Li Xiaohua - - 2013
Chromium oxide (Cr(2)O(3)) nanoparticles were found to greatly enhance the chemiluminescence (CL) of the luminol-hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) system. A novel microarray CL method was originally developed for the detection of triacetone triperoxide (TATP). The novel CL method was based on the outstanding catalytic effect of a Cr(2)O(3) nanoparticle array on ...
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