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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Duan Qi - - 2013
An MRI method based on the Bloch-Siegert (BS) shift phenomenon was recently proposed as a fast and precise way to map a radio frequency (RF) transmit field (B(1) (+) field). For MRI at high field, the mapping sensitivity of this approach was limited by tissue heating associated with a BS ...
Levine Ross L - - 2013
Abstract Although dose-intensive chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation offers the possibility of cure to adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), outcomes remain unsatisfactory for the majority of adults with this malignancy [1]. Indeed, more than 60% of adults with AML die from relapsed disease, such that the primary challenge in ...
Derdikman-Eiron Ruth - - 2013
The aim of this paper was to investigate whether psychosocial functioning in adulthood (e.g., friends support, cohabitation, community connectedness and work satisfaction) could be predicted by mental health, subjective well-being, social relations and behavior problems in adolescence, and whether gender was a moderator in these associations. Data were obtained from ...
Ostojic Sergej M - - 2013
Guanidinoacetic acid (GAA) is the natural biosynthetic precursor of creatine, in a metabolic reaction that requires only a methyl group transfer. The use of GAA as a food additive for restoring creatine load in human tissues is rather unexplored and data on efficacy and safety are limited. In particular, an ...
Tanaka Koyu - - 2013
We report a case of a 40-year-old male who had a left ventricular thrombus with impaired cardiac function. The thrombus was completely removed using a video-assisted thoracoscopy via a right mini-thoracotomy. This approach is less invasive, avoiding sternotomy and ventriculotomy which can cause postoperative complications.
Khadim Muhammad Faheem - - 2013
Abstract Complex compound and comminuted phalangeal fractures are often surrounded by soft tissue injuries. Stabilising such fractures is not easy but is essential before early mobilisation to prevent stiffness and regaining hand function. Several designs of external fixators have been advocated but could not simultaneously offer simplicity, affordability, stability, and ...
Huang He - - 2013
Using two-dimensional (2D) correlation analysis technique to determine the sequential order of physical or chemical events has received keen interests in the past ten years. However, our continuous work demonstrates that the sequential order of events determined by the "sequential order" rules of this technique may lead to ambiguous or ...
Di Pietro Cinzia - - 2013
PROBLEM: Chronic endometritis (CE) is a poorly investigated and probably underestimated pathology, which may cause abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB), pain, and reproductive failures. Due to undefined symptoms and the normal presence of leukocytes in the endometrial mucosa, diagnosis may be missed. Fluid hysteroscopy is a reliable technique for diagnosing this ...
Soong Yean Yean - - 2013
In Asia, rice and rice products are the main sources of carbohydrate contributing to both dietary energy and glycaemic load. It is known that complexation of starch with lipids could potentially reduce the availability of starch to enzymatic degradation. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of ...
Zhao Man-Li - - 2013
In the present study, zero-trans alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA)-enriched plastic fats were synthesized through enzymatic interesterification reactions from highly hydrogenated soybean oil (HSO), Cinnamomum camphora seed oil (CCSO) and perilla oil (PO). The reactions were performed by incubating the blending mixtures of HSO, CCSO and PO ...
Lin Che-An - - 2013
Simultaneous mycotic aortic aneurysms are a rare but life-threatening complication. We describe the technique of one stage hybrid open debranching and endovascular repair using three thoracic stent-graft devices deployed to cover the whole aorta to exclude multiple mycotic aneurysms.
Jeremias Fabiano - - 2013
Abstract Objective. This cross-sectional study assessed the prevalence and severity of the enamel defects, known as Molar-Incisor Hypomineralization (MIH) and its relationship to dental caries. Materials and methods. A sample of 1157 schoolchildren (population based), aged 6-12 years, of the Araraquara city-Brazil, was evaluated according to the European Academy of ...
Carmona-Calero E M - - 2013
The p73 proteins are present in different kinds of cells of the central nervous system, such as the choroid plexus, circumventricular structures and neuroepithelium. It has been reported that spontaneously hypertensive rats show ventricular dilation, changes in cerebrospinal fluid proteins and variations in the circumventricular structures such as the organum ...
Kobuchi Shinji - - 2013
Abstract We studied the effects of oxidative stress (OS) on the pharmacokinetics of atazanavir (ATV), particularly the distribution of ATV in the plasma and its metabolism in hepatic microsomes, using a rat model of ferric-nitrilotriacetate-induced OS (OS rats). The areas under the plasma concentration-time curves for intravenous bolus, oral, and ...
Zheng Yun-Feng - - 2013
A green and efficient method for large-scale preparation of glycyrrhizic acid from licorice roots was developed by combination of polyamide and macroporous resin. The entire preparation procedure consisted of two simple separation steps. The first step is to use polyamide resin to remove licorice flavoniods from the licorice crude extract. ...
Hamady Z Z R - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Obesity and tissue adiposity constitute a risk factor for several cancers. Whether tissue adiposity increases the risk of cancer recurrence after curative resection is not clear. The present study analysed the influence of hepatic steatosis on recurrence following resection of colorectal liver metastases. METHODS: A prospective cohort of patients ...
Coates Nelson E - - 2013
The electrical behavior of a conducting-polymer/inorganic-nanowire composite is explained with a model in which carrier transport occurs predominantly through a highly conductive volume of polymer that exists at the polymer-nanowire interface. This result highlights the importance of controlling nanoscale interfaces for thermoelectric materials, and provides a general route for improving ...
Furusaka Tohru - - 2013
Abstract Conclusion: P-glycoprotein is abundantly expressed in certain parotid mucoepidermoid carcinoma tissues, known historically to be multidrug resistant. This discovery may be important in incrementally advancing our ability to develop alternative pharmacologic strategies to improve multi-modality tumor control. Objective: P-glycoprotein plays a functional role in promoting the efflux of drug ...
Charron Danielle Marie - - 2013
Terahertz (THz) spectroscopic imaging is a promising technique for distinguishing pharmaceuticals of similar molecular composition but differing crystal structures. Physicochemical properties, for instance bioavailability, are manipulated by altering a drug's crystal structure through methods such as cocrystallisation. Cocrystals are molecular complexes having crystal structures different from those of their pure ...
Bourdiec Amélie - - 2013
PROBLEM: Successful embryonic implantation requires an appropriate communication network between the embryo and its near environment within the implantation site. Herein, we examined whether human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), the major embryonic signal, targets endothelial cells and regulate their responsiveness to interleukin 1 (IL1), one of the earliest signals released by ...
Spasyuk Denis - - 2013
Catalyst tune-up: A readily available, air-stable amino-sulfide catalyst, [RuCl(2) (PPh(3) ){HN(C(2) H(4) SEt)(2) }], has been developed. This complex displays outstanding efficiency for the hydrogenation of a broad range of substrates with CX bonds (esters, ketones, imines), as well as for the acceptorless dehydrogenative coupling of ethanol to ethyl acetate.
Ueda Manabu - - 2013
It is well known that propolis has the ability to prevent hyperglycemia. However, the underlying mechanism is not yet fully understood. We therefore investigated whether a Brazilian propolis ethanol extract affects glucose uptake and translocation of insulin-sensitive glucose transporter (GLUT) 4 in skeletal muscle cells. In L6 myotubes, the extract ...
Billingsley-Marshall Rebecca L - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: We examined the influence of depression and anxiety on executive function in individuals with a DSM-IV diagnosis of anorexia nervosa-restricting type, anorexia nervosa-binge-eating/purging type, bulimia nervosa, or eating disorder not otherwise specified. METHOD: We assessed 106 women after their inpatient treatment in an eating disorders program. All participants were ...
Loader Benjamin - - 2013
Abstract Conclusion: Tenotomy is a promising surgical alternative with a high reduction in dizziness handicap in the short and long term. Objectives: To investigate the immediate and the long-term effect of tenotomy of the stapedius and tensor tympani muscles on subjective dizziness as measured by the Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI). ...
Fanali Gabriella - - 2013
Given the ability of human serum albumin (HSA) to bind hydrophobic ligands, the binding mode of α-tocopherol, the most representative member of the vitamin E family, is reported. α-Tocopherol binds to HSA with K $_{\rm d}^0$ = (7.0 ± 3.0) × 10(-6) M (pH 7.2, 25.0°C). Competitive and allosteric modulation ...
Schacter Daniel L - - 2013
A recent decision in the United States by the New Jersey Supreme Court has led to improved jury instructions that incorporate psychological research showing that memory does not operate like a video recording. Here we consider how cognitive neuroscience could contribute to addressing memory in the courtroom. We discuss conditions ...
Sonntag Diana - - 2013
The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative recommends targeting resources to research institutions in developing countries in order to accelerate the development of an effective HIV vaccine. In contrast, this paper shows that neither lump-sum nor in-kind transfers are an effective policy. We analyze several financing mechanisms as a means to overcome ...
Grosset K A - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In this first study of inhaled apomorphine (VR040) in patients with Parkinson's disease, the primary objective was to find the minimum efficacious dose of apomorphine that was useful in rescuing patients during 'off' periods. Safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of inhaled apomorphine were assessed during the study. METHODS: ...
de Oliveira Mota Mânlio Tasso - - 2013
Two cases of patients with high-risk human papillomavirus-related squamous cell carcinomas of the penis are reported. In both patients, a second high-risk human papillomavirus-related squamous cell carcinoma, of the same type (genotype 16), was detected: a carcinoma of the oropharynx 2 years after treatment of the squamous cell carcinomas of ...
Wu Dahai - - 2013
Abstract Conclusions: The lingua/pharynx (L/P) ratio has high sensitivity and specificity in predicting the severity of retroglossal obstruction in patients with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). Objective: To evaluate the diagnostic value of the L/P ratio in predicting the severity of retroglossal obstruction in patients with OSAHS. Methods: Airway ...
Chen Liang-Yih - - 2013
In this study, ZnO nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) were conformally covered on the surfaces of ZnO nanowires (ZnO NWs) with high diffusion coefficient (1.2 × 10(-2) cm(2) s(-1)) to make a composite photoanode. By using N719 to sensitize the composite photoanode, the conversion efficiency can reach 7.14%.
Jeong Hyeonju - - 2013
This study is based on the theory of reasoned action and self-efficacy, and it examines the mediating role of attitude, subjective norm, and self-efficacy between parasocial interaction and the intention to donate organs. Judgment sampling was used and 329 respondents were participated in the survey. Participants consisted of 102 males ...
Rhodes Lesley E - - 2013
Green tea catechins (GTC) reduce UV radiation (UVR)-induced inflammation in experimental models, but human studies are scarce and their cutaneous bioavailability and mechanism of photoprotection are unknown. We aimed to examine oral GTC cutaneous uptake, ability to protect human skin against erythema induced by a UVR dose range and impact ...
Stawarczyk B - - 2013
Abstract Objectives. The aims of this study were to test whether the bond strength of a hybrid composite and a PMMA-based veneer to CAD/CAM polymers would improve after pre-treatment and to evaluate the failure types after debonding. Materials and methods. Three types of PMMA-based (CAD-Temp, artBloc Temp and TelioCAD) CAD/CAM ...
Meng Luyan - - 2013
Two guanosine analogues have been designed and synthesized by connecting one () or three adamantane branches (). The compound containing a single adamantane branch formed G-quartets in acetonitrile solution, and was then transformed into a G-ribbon gel at concentrations higher than the critical gelation concentration. In contrast, the compound with ...
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