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Yin Rui-Xing - - 2013
The interactions between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and high body mass index (BMI) on serum lipid profiles are limited. This study was undertaken to detect the interactions of 10 SNPs and high BMI on serum lipid traits in an isolated population. A total of 978 normal BMI (<24 kg/m(2) ) ...
Yuasa-Nakagawa Keiko - - 2013
Abstract Conclusions: The findings of this study demonstrated that the wait-and-watch strategy for neck metastasis from squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of oral tongue is a reliable option and that salvage by surgical treatment is effective. However, younger patients should be closely monitored for recurrence. Adjuvant therapy may be recommended for ...
Scheublin Tanja R - - 2013
Bacteria of the genus Arthrobacter are common inhabitants of the soil environment, but can also be recovered from leaf surfaces (the phyllosphere). Using enrichment cultures on 4-chlorophenol, we succeeded in specifically isolating Arthrobacter bacteria from ground cover vegetation in an apple orchard. Based on 16S rRNA gene sequencing, the isolates ...
Dethier Marie - - 2013
The object of this study was to evaluate the combined effect of body and facial feedback in adults who had suffered from a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) to gain some understanding of their difficulties in the regulation of negative emotions. Twenty-four participants with TBI and 28 control participants adopted ...
Rasik Christopher M - - 2013
Described are the first examples of ketene-alkene [2 + 2] cycloadditions promoted by Lewis acids. Notable features of this method include (1) substantial rate acceleration relative to traditional thermal reactions, (2) good diastereoselectivities and yields for the formation of the cyclobutanone products, and (3) inverse diastereoselectivity compared with related thermal ...
Mirandola L - - 2013
Multiple myeloma is a deadly hematopoietic malignancy characterized by proliferation of malignant plasma cells in the bone marrow and bone disease. Interactions between myeloma and bone marrow cells facilitate tumor progression and resistance to therapies. CXCR4 and its ligand SDF-1 play a primary role in this process and are associated ...
Xia Huimin - - 2013
Based on the powerful cell-penetrating ability of low molecular weight protamine (LMWP) and the over-expression of matrix metalloproteinases in the tumor sites, we here constructed an activatable low molecular weight protamine (ALMWP) and modified it onto the surface of PEG-PLA nanoparticles to develop a 'smart' drug delivery system with enhanced ...
Li Li - - 2013
A novel hierarchical star-like Co(3)O(4) was successfully synthesized from self-assembled hierarchical Co(OH)F precursors via a facile hydrothermal method and subsequent annealing in air. The morphological evolution process of the Co(OH)F precursors was investigated by examining the different reaction times during synthesis. First, hexagonal plates are formed, and then nanodiscs grow ...
Krüger Tormod B - - 2013
Abstract Objective. To assess reported cases of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BONJ) to Medicines Agencies (MAs) in four Nordic countries and to compare the Norwegian MA data with BONJ cases retrieved through an e-mail survey to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (OMS) in Norway. Material and methods. BONJ cases reported ...
Kawada T - - 2013
I read with interest the paper by Badawi et al. on the association between self-rated health and depression of patients with diabetes [1], which was followed up by the 3-year incidence of depression by the same authors [2]. In their cross-sectional study [1], Badawi et al. described a significant relationship between depression ...
Huang Junwei - - 2013
Abstract Conclusion: Salvage transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) may be a curative organ-preserving treatment for early recurrent glottic carcinoma after primary laser resection. However, failure after TLM seems to be associated with decrease of survival and larynx preservation rates. Objective: To evaluate the oncological results of salvage TLM for early recurrent ...
Kauppinen Ari - - 2013
During the past decade, near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy has been applied for in-line moisture content quantification during a freeze-drying process. However, NIR has been used as a single-vial technique and thus is not representative of the entire batch. This has been considered as one of the main barriers for NIR spectroscopy ...
Vázquez-Román Victoria - - 2013
The ultimobranchial follicles (UBFs) are considered embryonic remnants from the ultimobranchial body (UBB). They are follicular structures that vary in size and appearance depending on the age of the rat. The main objective of this article was to study the progressive changes in shape, size, and frequency of the UBFs ...
Lillioja Stephen - - 2013
Higher whole grain cereal intakes are associated with substantially lower risks of type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, and hypertension. These reduced risks have been established in large prospective studies that now include millions of person-years of follow-up. We analyze the results of 11 major prospective studies to provide recommendations ...
Sonaa Elango - - 2013
Behavioral difference of cancer cells and normal cells to anticancer drugs is diverse. Debilitating side effects observed with certain chemotherapeutic and prophylactic anticancer drugs have lead to identification of natural agents that may offer protective role against the damage induced in normal cells. The present study aimed to determine the ...
Spielmann P M - - 2013
Background: Lesions arising in the external auditory canal that require surgical excision are uncommon. They are associated with a range of pathologies, including bony abnormalities, infections, benign and malignant neoplasms, and epithelial disorders. Methods: This paper describes a 10-year personal case series of external auditory canal lesions with chart, imaging ...
Bazarbachi A - - 2013
Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) activity significantly increased in the Eastern Mediterranean area over the past decade. However, comparative outcomes with longer established centers, especially European Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) centers, have not been reported. We compared outcomes of matched-sibling allogeneic HCT between East Mediterranean Blood and Marrow Transplantation ...
Rygiel Tomasz P - - 2013
Background: Allograft rejection continues to be the biggest hurdle in successful organ transplantation. This application (WO2012106634A1) claims the use of blocking CD200 antibody to achieve long-term survival of allografts. CD200 is the ligand for the inhibitory CD200 receptor (CD200R). Methods: In mouse allograft transplantation models, a blocking CD200 antibody was ...
Padilla Fernando - - 2013
We describe the discovery of several pyrrolopyrazines as potent and selective Syk inhibitors, and the efforts that eventually led to the desired improvements in physicochemical properties and human whole blood potencies. Ultimately, our mouse model revealed unexpected toxicity that precluded us from further advancing this series.
Lee J-H - - 2013
Objective: To demonstrate a safe and effective method for complete resection of squamous papilloma in the nasopharyngeal surface of the soft palate. This technique was used on a patient in whom the papilloma had twice recurred following uvulopalatopharyngoplasty. Methods: Case report and review of the relevant literature. Results: The patient ...
Soares Daniela Novaes - - 2013
Abstract Objective. This study aimed to assess the in vitro effects of paediatric liquid medicines on deciduous enamel exposed to biofilms. Methods. Fragments (n = 25) of first primary molars were covered by nail varnish, leaving a 22 mm(2) exposure area. Specimens were fixed in polystyrene plates containing BHI broth ...
Meyer-Bäumer Amelie - - 2013
Abstract Objective. To compare the increase of DMF-T and DMF-S in patients with aggressive periodontitis (AgP) and chronic periodontitis (ChP) after active periodontal therapy. Materials and methods. One hundred and thirty-six periodontally treated patients were re-examined after 10 years. Dental and periodontal status was assessed and patients' charts were screened ...
Cai Bin - - 2013
Zero bandgap and water soluble sulfonated graphene (SGE) has been introduced into an n-type semiconductor photocatalytic system to fabricate a Ag@AgBr/SGE composite photocatalyst. Due to its unique conduction and valence band dispersion and low Fermi level, SGE serves as an electron reservoir within the photocatalyst which enhances the charge carrier ...
Liu Dequan - - 2013
Three-dimensional (3D) nanoporous architectures can provide efficient and rapid pathways for Li-ion and electron transport as well as short solid-state diffusion lengths in lithium ion batteries (LIBs). In this work, 3D nanoporous copper-supported cuprous oxide was successfully fabricated by low-cost selective etching of an electron-beam melted Cu(50)Al(50) alloy and subsequent ...
Gutierrez Emilio - - 2013
Activity-based anorexia (ABA) is an analogous animal model of anorexia nervosa where food-restricted rats develop excessive running activity when given free access to a running wheel; their body weight sharply decreases, and finally self-starvation and death ensue unless animals are removed from the experimental conditions. The parallel of this animal ...
Huang Song-Bin - - 2013
Although microfluidic cell culture systems are versatile tools for cellular assays, their use has yet to set in motion an evolutionary shift away from conventional cell culture methods. This situation is mainly due to technical hurdles: the operational barriers to the end-users, the lack of compatible detection schemes capable of ...
Bręborowicz Grzegorz H - - 2013
Abstract Objective. Abnormal implantation of placenta previa is life-threatening condition. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of the conservative management of pregnancies with such complication on maternal morbidity rate and the chance for uterine preservation (fertility). Methods. Eleven patients with abnormal implantation of placenta previa were ...
Kim Peter T W - - 2013
Liver transplantation is the optimal treatment for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cirrhosis. This study was conducted to determine the impact of pre-transplant locoregional therapy (LRT) on HCC and our institution's experience with expansion to United Network of Organ Sharing Region 4 T3 (R4T3) criteria. Two hundred and twenty-five ...
Bodalia Pritesh N - - 2013
To evaluate the comparative efficacy (50% reduction in seizure frequency) and tolerability (premature withdrawal due to adverse events) of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) for refractory epilepsy. METHODS: We searched Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (Cochrane Library 2009, issue 2) including Epilepsy Group's specialised register; MEDLINE (1950 to March 2009); EMBASE ...
Lyen Stephen - - 2013
Cardiac valve cysts are rare beyond infancy. The tricuspid and mitral valve are the most common sites, with few reported cases of pulmonary valve cysts in the literature. This case illustrates a pulmonary valve cyst mimicking a tumour in a child 13 years after cardiac surgery. Although these lesions are ...
Ranasinghe P - - 2013
We thank Akilen and colleagues for their considered comments on our systematic review and meta-analysis [1]. Firstly; we would like to clarify our position regarding the coumarin content of Cinnamomum aromaticum (cassia cinnamon), as opposed to Cinnamomum zeylanicum, based on the literature that is currently available. According to the German ...
Weitschek Emanuel - - 2013
BLOG (Barcoding with LOGic) is a diagnostic and character-based DNA Barcode analysis method. Its aim is to classify specimens to species based on DNA Barcode sequences and on a supervised machine learning approach, using classification rules that compactly characterize species in terms of DNA Barcode locations of key diagnostic nucleotides. ...
Gilboa Yinon - - 2013
Objectives: To evaluate the clinical significance of the head progression distance (HPD), measured by trans- perineal ultrasound, during prolonged second stage of labor. Methods: This is a prospective study of women, at 37 or more weeks of gestation, with failure to progress in the second stage of labor. Trans-perineal ultrasound ...
Aschebrook-Kilfoy Briseis - - 2013
Abstract Although an increased incidence of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) has been reported, age-specific incidence patterns have not been described. Further analyses could inform investigation into the etiology of this disease. We conducted an epidemiologic study using the 13 SEER registries to evaluate MCL incidence from 1992 through 2009. We ...
Heymann Julia - - 2013
Chlamydiae are obligate intracellular bacterial pathogens that cause trachoma, sexually transmitted diseases and respiratory infections in humans. Fragmentation of the host cell Golgi apparatus (GA) is essential for chlamydial development, whereas the consequences for host cell functions, including cell migration are not well understood. We could show that Chlamydia trachomatis-infected ...
Chang J - - 2013
AIM: To evaluate the prognosis of diabetic gastroparesis. METHODS: Eighty-six patients with diabetes had measurements of gastric emptying of a mixed meal using a dual isotope test of solid and liquid meal components, mean blood glucose levels, HbA(1c) , upper gastrointestinal symptoms and autonomic nerve function performed in 1984-1989. These ...
Kim John Y S - - 2013
Abstract Traditional nipple reconstruction relies on local flap techniques. However, there are several problems associated with local flap reconstruction including loss of projection, widening of the base width, and difficulty working around the mastectomy scar. This study presents a variation of traditional local flap nipple reconstruction, which is termed the ...
Pergolizzi Joseph V JV - - 2013
Compounding pharmacies play an increasing and increasingly important role in our healthcare system, but recent media attention has exposed limited regulatory control over these organizations at the same time their role is expanding. Compounding pharmacies are not regulated in the same manner as pharmaceutical companies and are governed largely by ...
Sanchez Del Rey Ana - - 2013
Abstract Conclusion: In Scarpa neurons the cell and nuclear area increases and nuclear/cytoplasm ratio decreases with fetal age (p < 0.0001). There are statistically significant differences in cell area between all fetal groups, except for the interval 45-74 mm crown-rump-length (CRL). Displacement of a neuron within the internal auditory meatus ...
Risavi Brian L - - 2013
Introduction The health care industry is increasingly focused on customer service, one aspect of which is dealing with customer complaints. The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence and nature of complaints against prehospital providers in a rural Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system. METHODS: This retrospective study of ...
Mkandawire-Valhmu Lucy - - 2013
Abstract The gender inequalities that characterise intimate partner relationships in Malawi, a country with one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world, arguably place marriage as an important risk factor for HIV infection among women, yet few studies detail the complex interactions of marriage and risk. In order ...
Zhang Min-Min - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Adult rat dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons normally express transcripts for five isoforms of the α-subunit of voltage-gated sodium channels: NaV1.1, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, and 1.9. Tetrodotoxin (TTX) readily blocks all but NaV1.8 and 1.9, and pharmacological agents that discriminate among the TTX-sensitive NaV1-isoforms are scarce. Recently, ...
Nescolarde L - - 2013
Injuries to lower limb muscles are common among football players. Localized bioimpedance analysis (BIA) utilizes electrical measurements to assess soft tissue hydration and cell membrane integrity non-invasively. This study reports the effects of the severity of muscle injury and recovery on BIA variables. We made serial tetra-polar, phase-sensitive 50 kHz localized ...
Cielecka-Piontek Judyta - - 2013
Abstract Aim: The purpose of this study was to investigate the stability of faropenem in solid state. Results: The kinetic and thermodynamic parameters of degradation of faropenem were studied using an RP-HPLC method while the changes of spectral properties were investigated using derivative UV and FT-IR. Quantum-chemical calculations, based on ...
Jonsson Maria - - 2013
Abstract Objective To evaluate if acidemia in vigorous infants is useful in the assessment of intrapartum care with regard to cardiotocographic (CTG) patterns during the second stage. Methods Cases (n=241) were infants with an umbilical artery pH < 7.05, controls (n= 482) were infants with pH ≥ 7.05. Apgar score ...
Yildiz Nurdan - - 2013
Abstract Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is considered as the most common form of renal replacement therapy for newborns including preterms with acute kidney injury (AKI). Although there are several reports describing successful PD performed for AKI in preterm infants, there is no data describing the use of PD to treat AKI ...
Lee Dong Hoon - - 2013
Abstract Conclusion: Closed reduction is an effective and safe treatment method for arytenoid dislocation. Early closed reduction of arytenoid cartilage plays an important role in voice recovery. Objective: The study reviewed the clinical characteristics of arytenoid dislocation with the aim of identifying factors influencing voice recovery in the closed reduction ...
Aydın Gökay - - 2013
The efficient synthesis of gala-, epi-, neo-, and muco-quercitols and some brominated quercitols starting from cyclohexa-1,4-diene is reported. Treatment of the dibromide, obtained by the addition of bromine to cyclohexa-1,4-diene, with m-chloroperbenzoic acid (m-CPBA) yielded the dibromoepoxide, which was successfully converted to the desired dibromodiol by treatment with sulfuric acid. ...
Zucchi Alessandro - - 2013
The surgical techniques used by Austoni and Egydio in the treatment of Peyronie's disease are based on geometric principles. The aim of this paper is to report our multicentric experience and technical changes to Austoni's original technique, focusing on several tips and tricks to make this technique easy to perform, ...
Ferwana M - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Pioglitazone, a thiazolidinedione, was approved for treatment of Type 2 diabetes. However, several observational studies suggest an association of pioglitazone with an increased risk of bladder cancer in patients with diabetes. Therefore, we sought to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the magnitude of this association and the ...
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