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Rosen Jennifer E JE 1 Department of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine ; Boston, - - 2013
To report on the incidence and predictors of use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among patients with thyroid cancer. Data were collected using a web-based online anonymous survey under Institutional Review Board approval from Boston University. This report is based on 1327 responses from subjects with thyroid cancer. Patient ...
Genders Amanda J AJ Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University of Virginia, School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA 22908, - - 2013
We examined insulins uptake and transendothelial transport by endothelial cells in order to: (i) ascertain whether insulin accumulates within the cells to concentrations greater than in the media; (ii) compare trans endothelial insulin transport to that of inulin (using the latter as a tracer for passive transport or leaked); and; ...
Johnston Derek W DW School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK. - - 2013
Nurses are a stressed group and this may affect their health and work performance. The determinants of occupational stress in nurses and other occupational groups have almost invariably been examined in between subject studies. This study aimed to determine if the main determinants of occupation stress, i.e. demand, control, effort ...
Peinado Carlos C Department of Pathology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, - - 2013
NKG2D ligands are cell surface proteins that activate NKG2D, a receptor used by natural killer (NK) cells to detect virus-infected and transformed cells. When tumour cells express high levels of NKG2D ligands, they are rejected by the immune system. Hence, reagents that increase NKG2D ligand expression on tumour cells can ...
Oh Jonghyun J Center for Biomedical Engineering, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA 02115, - - 2013
Chitosan has been used as a scaffolding material in tissue engineering due to its mechanical properties and biocompatibility. With increased appreciation of the effect of micro- and nanoscale environments on cellular behavior, there is increased emphasis on generating microfabricated chitosan structures. Here we employed a microfluidic coaxial flow-focusing system to ...
Fisher Celia B CB Fordham University Center for Ethics Education, Dealy Hall, 441 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458, USA. - - 2013
The Human Genome Project and rapid technological advances in genomics have begun to enrich prevention science's contributions to understanding the role of genetic factors in the etiology, onset and escalation of mental disorders, allowing for more precise descriptions of the interplay between genetic and non-genetic influences. Understanding of ethical challenges ...
Bugg Julie M JM Department of Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899, USA. - - 2013
Prospective memory refers to the ability to remember to execute future intentions (e.g., taking medication with dinner). Although most prior research on prospective memory errors has focused on omission errors (i.e., failures to perform an intention in response to a target cue), there has been a recent surge in research ...
Han Yu-Chen YC Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, - - 2013
Metallothioneins (MTs) are a group of metal binding proteins thought to play a role in the detoxification of heavy metals. Here we showed by microarray and validation analyses that MT1h, a member of MT, is down-regulated in many human malignancies. Low expression of MT1h was associated with poor clinical outcomes ...
Yoshimura M M Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, - - 2013
We have previously shown that an acute osmotic stimulation induces the expression of a c-fos and monomeric red fluorescent protein 1 (mRFP1) fusion transgene in osmosensitive rat brain areas, including the supraoptic (SON) and paraventricular nuclei (PVN). However, the effects of chronic stimuli, such as dehydration, have not been investigated. ...
Giatromanolaki A A Department of Pathology, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Alexandroupolis, Greece. - - 2013
The study investigated whether autophagic activity and hypoxia parallel the adenoma-carcinoma sequence. The study comprised 120 tubular adenomas with high-grade dysplasia, including 22 with questionable evidence of invasion, 37 with definite stromal invasion and 29 with severely dysplastic adenoma, 10 traditional serrated adenomas and 22 classical tubular adenomas lacking aggressive ...
Robertson S M SM Houston Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA. - - 2013
To examine the role of baseline depression, anxiety and stress symptoms on post-intervention diabetes self-efficacy and glycaemic control (HbA(1c)). The current study analysed data from patients (n = 85) with treated but uncontrolled Type 2 diabetes who participated in a comparative effectiveness study of two diabetes self-management interventions. Hierarchical linear ...
Robertson Claire C Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California 92697-2730, - - 2013
Human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hPS-CM) may offer a number of advantages over previous cardiac models, however, questions of their immaturity complicate their adoption as a new in vitro model. hPS-CM differ from adult cardiomyocytes with respect to structure, proliferation, metabolism and electrophysiology, better approximating fetal cardiomyocytes. Time in culture ...
Manson Neil A - - 2013
The median orthopedic surgery wait time in Canada is 33.7 weeks, thus alternative treatments for pathologies such as lumbar disc herniations (LDH) are needed. We sought to determine whether transforaminal epidural steroid injections (TFESIs) alleviate or merely delay the need for surgery. We retrospectively reviewed the charts of patients with ...
Stall Nathan M - - 2013
Operating rooms (ORs) are estimated to generate up to one-third of hospital waste. At the London Health Sciences Centre, prosthetics and implants represent 17% of the institution's ecological footprint. To investigate waste production associated with total knee arthroplasties (TKAs), we performed a surgical waste audit to gauge the environmental impact ...
Azari-Rad Solmaz - - 2013
In Canadian hospitals, which are typically financed by global annual budgets, overuse of operating rooms is a financial risk that is frequently managed by cancelling elective surgical procedures. It is uncertain how different scheduling rules affect the rate of elective surgery cancellations. We used discrete event simulation modelling to represent ...
Acuna Sergio A - - 2013
Eleven quality indicators (QI) for sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) were previously developed through a consensus-based approach, yet still need to be incorporated into clinical practice. We sought to evaluate the applicability and clinical relevance for surgeons. Breast cancer patients undergoing SLNB between 2004 and 2008 at Mount Sinai Hospital, ...
Poonai Naveen - - 2013
Ovarian torsion in children is an uncommon cause of acute abdominal pain but mandates early surgical management to prevent further adnexal damage. The clinical presentation mimics other pathologies, such as appendicitis. We sought to more completely characterize ovarian torsion with respect to pain and ancillary studies, such as urinalysis. We ...
Zacharias Céline - - 2013
Quality of life data after digestive surgery in malnourished, elderly patients are rarely reported. What can we expect as 1-year outcomes in these high-risk patients after digestive surgery? We conducted a prospective observational study in a digestive surgery department in a tertiary, nonacademic hospital in Mulhouse, France. Malnourished, older patients ...
Pally Elliott - - 2013
Orthopedic surgeons depend on the intraoperative use of fluoroscopy to facilitate procedures across all subspecialties. The versatility of the C-arm fluoroscope allows acquisition of nearly any radiographic view. This versatility, however, creates the opportunity for difficulty in communication between surgeon and radiation technologist. Poor communication leads to delays, frustration and ...
Huang Xin-sheng - - 2013
In patients with coronary disease and aneurysm, ventricular reconstruction with revascularization is a surgical option. Details of patient selection and optimal surgical technique are still debated. We report our results with off-pump aneurysm plication after ventricular aneurysm with relative wall thinning. We retrospectively reviewed the records of 248 patients who ...
Goldstein Amy A Division of Child Neurology, Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA 20892, - - 2013
The incidence of mitochondrial diseases has been estimated at 11.5/100,000 (1:8500) worldwide. In the USA up to 4000 newborns annually are expected to develop a mitochondrial disease. More than 50 million adults in the USA also suffer from diseases in which primary or secondary mitochondrial dysfunction is involved. Mitochondrial dysfunction ...
Khalaf Khaled Imad KI Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA. - - 2013
Obesity is a state of metabolic dysregulation of the whole organism and a major contributing factor to the epidemic of insulin resistant diabetes. The nonpharmacologic treatment of obesity with bariatric surgery results in a dramatic and almost instantaneous reversal of insulin resistance. The present review collectively addresses the evidence for ...
McDonough Caitrin W CW Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research and Center for Pharmacogenomics, University of Florida, College of Pharmacy, Gainesville, Florida 32610-0486, - - 2013
Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in NEDD4L may influence the ability of the NEDD4L protein to reduce epithelial sodium channel expression. A variant in NEDD4L, rs4149601, was associated with antihypertensive response and cardiovascular outcomes during treatment with thiazide diuretics and β-blockers in a Swedish population. We sought to further evaluate associations between ...
Wong Frances F Division of Genetics and Genomics, The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Midlothian, United - - 2013
The precise control of gene expression is critical in embryonic development. Quantitative assays, such as microarrays and RNA sequencing, provide gene expression levels for a large number of genes, but do not contain spatial information. In contrast, in situ methods, such as in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry, provide spatial resolution, ...
Khan Mohsin A F MA Department of Cell & Developmental Biology, University College London, London, United - - 2013
The discovery of cis-regulatory elements is a challenging problem in bioinformatics, owing to distal locations and context-specific roles of these elements in controlling gene regulation. Here we review the current bioinformatics methodologies and resources available for systematic discovery of cis-acting regulatory elements and conserved transcription factor binding sites in the ...
Hou Ya-Ming YM Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA. - - 2013
Both transfer RNA (tRNA) and cytochrome c are essential molecules for the survival of cells. tRNA decodes mRNA codons into amino-acid-building blocks in protein in all organisms, whereas cytochrome c functions in the electron transport chain that powers ATP synthesis in mitochondrion-containing eukaryotes. Additionally, in vertebrates, cytochrome c that is ...
Lee Christopher S D CS Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, - - 2013
Recent endeavors to use stem cells as trophic factor production sources have the potential to translate into viable therapies for damaged or diseased musculoskeletal tissues. Adipose stem cells (ASCs) can be differentiated into chondrocytes using the chondrogenic medium (CM), but it is unknown if this approach can optimize ASC growth ...
Zheng Songmao S Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-7610, - - 2013
Higher concentrations of AM19 and AM1c9, secondary metabolites of cyclosporine A (CsA), have been associated with nephrotoxicity in organ transplant patients. The risk of renal toxicity may depend on the accumulation of CsA and its metabolites in the renal tissue. We evaluated the hypothesis that CYP3A5 genotype, and inferred enzyme ...
Vollset Stein Emil SE Norwegian Institute of Public Health and Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, - - 2013
Some countries fortify flour with folic acid to prevent neural tube defects but others do not, partly because of concerns about possible cancer risks. We aimed to assess any effects on site-specific cancer rates in the randomised trials of folic acid supplementation, at doses higher than those from fortification. In ...
Östgren C J CJ Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, - - 2013
To explore the association of HbA1c and educational level with risk of cardiovascular events and mortality in patients with Type 2 diabetes. A cohort of 32 871 patients with Type 2 diabetes aged 35 years and older identified by extracting data from electronic patient records for all patients who had ...
Ehsan Seema M SM Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of California, Irvine, California 92697-2715, - - 2013
Engineered tissue constructs are limited in size, and thus clinical relevance, when diffusion is the primary mode of oxygen transport. Understanding the extent of oxygen diffusion and cellular consumption is necessary for the design of engineered tissues, particularly those intended for implantation into hypoxic wound sites. This study presents a ...
Lee Guinevere Q GQ BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Vancouver, British Columbia, - - 2013
HIV-1 tropism can be predicted using V3 genotypic algorithms. The performance of these prediction algorithms for non-B subtypes is poorly characterized. Here, we use these genotypic algorithms to predict viral tropism of HIV-1 subtype A, B, C, and D to find apparent sensitivity, specificity, and concordance against a recombinant phenotypic ...
Corbett Chris - - 2013
Variceal bleeding has a 6-week mortality of 20%. Recent evidence suggests that early covered transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent shunts (TIPSS) can improve outcomes following a variceal bleed in selected patients. We aim to assess the outcomes following the insertion of covered TIPSS in a real-life intensive care setting. This is ...
Berkenstadt Haim - - 2013
Simulation-based medical education (SBME) offers a safe and "mistake-forgiving" environment to teach and train medical professionals. The diverse range of medical-simulation modalities enables trainees to acquire and practice an array of tasks and skills. SBME offers the field of trauma training multiple opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of the education ...
Zallot Camille - - 2013
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are chronic and disabling conditions. Accumulating evidence indicates that we need to look beyond clinical symptoms as current therapeutic strategies have not modified the course of IBD. Therapeutic goals for IBD have evolved from a mere control of symptoms to mucosal healing (MH). Achieving deep remission ...
Freeman Jonathan B - - 2013
Social categorization is often thought to be based on facial features and immune to visual context. Moreover, East Asians have been argued to attend to context more than Westerners. American and Chinese participants were presented with faces varying along a White-Asian morph continuum either in American, neutral, or Chinese contexts. ...
Young Andy M - - 2013
Answers to common nuclear medicine radiation safety questions often involve the consideration of dose rates from injected patients and the inverse square law. For staff, lead aprons are available as an option, although they are not routinely used and their effectiveness varies depending on the isotope. New tests and procedures ...
Thientunyakit Tanyaluck - - 2013
The objective of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of half-time single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in the interpretation of bone scans in patients with bladder artifacts in comparison with multiplanar imaging. We also investigated whether SPECT could reduce the radiation dose to nuclear medicine personnel and shorten ...
Binder Elisabeth - - 2013
Childhood systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is known to have a worse prognosis than adult-onset disease, and monitoring and treatment of the disease are still a challenge. Thus, there is an urgent need for highly reliable, non-invasive biomarkers for early detection of relapses, to avoid long-term complications and to optimize the ...
Dickman Ram - - 2013
To determine normative gastric emptying rates for the continuous breath test and to compare its findings with gastric scintigraphy in healthy volunteers and dyspeptic patients. A standard 250 kcal meal double-labeled with 1 mCi Tc colloid and 100 μg nonradioactive C-octanoic acid was administered to 20 healthy individuals and 22 ...
Xiao Zhi-Gang - - 2013
MicroRNA-93 (miR-93) has been shown to suppress proliferation and colony formation of colon cancer stem cells. The aim of this study was to examine the expression pattern and prognostic value of miR-93 in patients with colon cancer. A quantitative real-time PCR analysis was carried out to detect the expression levels ...
Driel Robin Van - - 2013
Measuring trunk posture in the workplace commonly involves subjective observation or self-report methods or the use of costly and time-consuming motion analysis systems (current gold standard). This work compared trunk inclination measurements using a simple data-logging inclinometer with trunk flexion measurements using a motion analysis system, and evaluated adding measures ...
Metz Andrew J - - 2013
Laterally spreading tumours (LSTs) are a heterogeneous group of adenomas that are emerging as important precursors of colorectal cancer and in which the risk for cancer is related to their endoscopically definable morphology. It is currently unclear whether different molecular alterations determine their morphologies. We aimed to assess this relationship ...
Purandare Nilendu C - - 2013
To study whether the metabolic information provided by a prior PET/computed tomography (CT) scan can add valuable information and an incremental benefit while performing image-guided biopsies. Fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) PET/CT findings of 112 patients were available before biopsy and were considered for analysis. Biopsies were performed using standard techniques only ...
Sharma Punit - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical utility of F-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) in staging and restaging of patients with malignant primary salivary gland tumours. Data pertaining to 30 patients (age: 43.8±16.8 years; male/female: 20/10) with histopathologically proven malignant primary salivary gland tumours who ...
Chambers Lauchlan - - 2013
Proximal humerus fractures are common injuries that are increasing in incidence with the aging of the population. While nonoperative treatment of some fracture patterns results in clinical success, other, more displaced and comminuted fractures may require surgery to ensure a successful outcome. It is important to evaluate both patient and ...
Yin Hongyan H Department of Nuclear Medicine, Shanghai First People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, People's Republic of - - 2013
A 46-year-old man was found to have an increased carcinoembryonic antigen level (25.7 μg/L) during physical examination, and an (18)F-FDG PET/CT scan was subsequently performed. The PET image indicated abnormal radioactivity levels in the left kidney, and the coregistered CT revealed compression of the left renal vein between the aorta ...
VanderWeele Tyler J TJ Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA. - - 2013
Recent theory in causal inference has provided concepts for mediation analysis and effect decomposition that allow one to decompose a total effect into a direct and an indirect effect. Here, it is shown that what is often taken as an indirect effect can in fact be further decomposed into a ...
Kumar Virendra V Department of Imaging, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL 33612-9416, - - 2013
Measurement variance affects the clinical effectiveness of PET-based measurement as a semiquantitative imaging biomarker for cancer response in individual patients and for planning clinical trials. In this study, we measured test-retest reproducibility of SUV measurements under clinical practice conditions and recorded recognized deviations from protocol compliance. Instrument performance calibration, display, ...
Ajenifuja Kayode Olusegun KO Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Perinatology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. - - 2013
Cervical cancer is the most common gynecological cancer in developing countries. Visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) was introduced to screen for cervical premalignant lesions in developing countries owing to the inability of many countries to implement high-quality cytologic services. We sought to compare VIA performance among different health workers ...
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