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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Mullan Barbara - - 2013
Consumption of saturated fat (SF) is associated with obesity, cardiovascular disease and cancer; which are among the leading causes of death in Australia and worldwide. A causal relationship between subjective well-being and positive health outcomes has been established, although few studies have specifically focused on health-enhancing or health-risk behaviours. The ...
Su Chun-Han - - 2013
This study aimed to examine the inhibitory mechanisms of fatty acids on key enzymes related to type 2 diabetes, and their effects on starch digestion rate. Among the 10 fatty acids analyzed, oleic acid showed the strongest anti-α-glucosidase activity, followed by linoleic acid, and their activities were more potent than ...
Cho Deok-Yong - - 2013
Electrochemical metallization cells are candidates for the next-generation non-volatile memory devices based on resistive switching. Despite the intensive studies in recent years a microscopic model of the processes in these nanoscale electrochemical systems is still missing and the physicochemical properties of the active metal ions have been rarely reported. We ...
Dean Peter N - - 2013
We report a case of successful cryoablation of a concealed accessory pathway from the right atrial appendage to the right ventricle in an infant. A 4-month-old female who had previously undergone successful ablation of a left-sided accessory pathway was taken to the electrophysiology lab due to recurrent supraventricular tachycardia. While ...
Arafah Karim - - 2013
The medicinal leech is notable for its capacity to regenerate its central nervous system (CNS) following mechanical trauma. Using an electrochemical nitric oxide (NO)-selective electrode to measure NO levels, we found that the time course of NO release in the injured leech CNS is partially under the control of endocannabinoids, ...
Nagase Yuta - - 2013
Treatment of 3-aryl- and 3-heteroarylindoles with propargyl ethers under indium catalysis successfully provided aryl- and heteroaryl[c]carbazoles, which were found to be more efficient emitters compared with the corresponding [a]-analogs.
Chave Jérôme - - 2013
Over the past 20 years, major advances have clarified how ecological patterns inform theory, and how in turn theory informs applied ecology. Also, there has been an increased recognition that the problem of scale at which ecological processes should be considered is critical if we are to produce general predictions. Ecological ...
Jamilloux Yvan - - 2013
Microglial cells constitute the first line of defense of the central nervous system (CNS) against microbial invasion. Pathogens are detected thanks to an array of innate immune receptors termed pattern recognition receptors (PRRs). PRRs have been thoroughly characterized in bone marrow-derived macrophages, but the PRRs repertoire and functionality in microglial ...
Watkins H A - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Adrenomedullin (AM) is a peptide hormone whose receptors are members of the class B G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) family. They comprise a heteromer between the GPCR, the calcitonin receptor-like receptor (CLR) and one of the receptor activity-modifying proteins (RAMPs) 1-3. AM plays a significant role in angiogenesis ...
Fujimoto Chisato - - 2013
Abstract Conclusions: Foam posturography reveals that idiopathic bilateral vestibulopathy (IBV) significantly affects postural stability. Instability was more severe in patients with damage to both of the vestibular nerve systems. Residual function in the spared vestibular nerve system might contribute to postural stability in IBV. Objective: Postural stability was assessed using ...
Zambernardi Agustina - - 2013
Exfoliative rejection is a severe complication after intestinal transplant. The assessment of mucosa histology is restricted to the area reached by endoscopy. We aim to evaluate the serum albumin (SA) value as a parameter of graft damage and clinical prognosis in intestinal exfoliative rejection (ExR). The present study is a ...
Chiaravalloti Nancy D - - 2013
The most common cognitive impairments in multiple sclerosis (MS) have been documented in specific domains, including new learning and memory, working memory, and information processing speed. However, little attempt has been made to increase our understanding of their relationship to one another. While recent studies have shown that processing speed ...
Dingerdissen Hayley - - 2013
An enzyme's active site is essential to normal protein activity such that any disruptions at this site may lead to dysfunction and disease. Non-synonymous single nucleotide variations (nsSNVs), which alter the amino acid sequence, are one type of disruption that can alter the active site. When this occurs, it is ...
Gao Rui - - 2013
In this paper, ZnO nanorod-nanosheet hierarchical structures were fabricated using a facile method on zinc foil and used as flexible photoanodes in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs). Compared to nanorods (NRs) obtained by the dissolution-precipitation method, the nanorod-nanosheet (NR-NS) hierarchical structures obtained by a second-step homogeneous precipitation improved the performance of ...
Luo Zuliang - - 2013
A simple and sensitive HPLC coupled with photodiode array (HPLC-PDA) method was developed for simultaneous determination of seven lignans in Justicia procumbens using relative response factors (RRFs). The chromatographic separation was performed on a Shiseido Capcell Pak C(18) column (250 × 4.6 mm id, 5 μm), a gradient elution of ...
Hilchie Ashley L - - 2013
Abstract Multiple myeloma is a common hematological malignancy that urgently requires new approaches to treatment since the disease is not curable using current chemotherapeutic regimens. The aim of this study was to determine whether human and mouse multiple myeloma cells are killed by the pleurocidin-like cationic antimicrobial peptides NRC-03 and ...
Ji Yan-Li - - 2013
Cadmium (Cd) is a reproductive toxicant that induces germ cell apoptosis in the testes. Previous studies have demonstrated that endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is involved in Cd-induced germ cell apoptosis. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of N-acetylcysteine (NAC), an antioxidant, on Cd-induced ER stress ...
Wang Wence - - 2013
Intestinal amino acid (AA) transport is critical for the supply of AA to other tissues. Few studies regarding AA intestinal transport systems during the period from postnatal intense development of piglets until weaning are available. In the present study, we measured the intestinal expression of b0,+AT according to developmental stage ...
Zeng Yun Ting - - 2013
Abstract Objective. Lithium is an activator of β-catenin signaling and β-catenin plays an important role in regulating bone formation and remodeling. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of lithium on bone repair in tooth extraction sockets in rats. Material and methods. Twenty male Wistar rats were ...
von Toerne Christine - - 2013
Male New Zealand Obese (NZO) mice progress through pathophysiological stages similar to humans developing obesity-associated type 2 diabetes (T2D). The current challenge is to establish quantitative proteomics from small plasma sample amounts. We established an analytical workflow that facilitates a reproducible depletion of high-abundance proteins, has high throughput applicability, and ...
Zhou Jian - - 2013
Inertial microfluidics has been attracting considerable interest in recent years due to immensely promising applications in cell biology. Despite the intense attention, the primary focus has been on development of inertial microfluidic devices with less emphasis paid to elucidation of the inertial focusing mechanics. The incomplete understanding, and sometimes confusing ...
Kundu Suman - - 2013
o-Imino-p-R'-benzosemiquinone anion radical (L(R')(IS)˙(-)) complexes of oxidovanadium(iv) of type [(L(1)(R-))(VO(2+))(L(R')(IS)˙(-))] (R = H, R' = H, ; R = H, R' = -CMe(3), ; R = -CMe(3), R' = H, and R = -CMe(3), R' = -CMe(3), ) incorporating the redox-innocent tridentate NNO-donor L(1)(R-) ligands (L(1)(R)H = 2,4-di-R-6-{(2-(pyridin-2-yl)hydrazono)methyl}phenol) were isolated ...
McMahon Aisling - - 2013
This study aimed to provide the first detailed survey of Irish psychologists' supervision practices as well as to identify what is related to satisfaction with supervisory support and to confidence in providing supervision. An online survey was distributed nationwide to Irish psychologists. Participants were mostly clinical and counselling psychologists. Three-quarters ...
Ding Chengli - - 2013
The ethyl acetate fraction (EE-DS) from Dianthus superbus was found to possess the cytotoxic activity against cancer cells in previous study. To investigate cytotoxic constituents, the bioassay-guided isolation of compounds from EE-DS was performed. Two dianthramides (1 and 2), three flavonoids (3-5), two coumarins (6 and 7) and three other ...
Hutton Carlsen K - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: To find the prevalence of complaints in people having tattoos, with emphasis on chronic complaints, photosensitivity and photodynamic events. METHODS: Individuals sunbathing from June to September 2011 at the beaches of Denmark were invited to participate as they are prone to report tattoos and sun habits reliably. Sun-related and ...
Treister N - - 2013
Oral chronic GVHD (cGVHD) is a serious complication of alloSCT. Scales and instruments to measure oral cGVHD activity and severity have not been prospectively validated. The objective of this study was to describe the characteristics of oral cGVHD and determine the measures most sensitive to change. Patients enrolled in the ...
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