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Dudek Dariusz - - 2013
Objectives: To assess the impact of age on safety and efficacy of paclitaxel-eluting stent (PES) implantation during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Background: The benefits of paclitaxel-eluting stent (PES) implantation during primary PCI were confirmed by the long-term results of the HORIZONS-AMI ...
Ito Yasuhiro - - 2013
Thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine malignancy and its incidence has been increasing considerably in the past few decades. Many studies have been published providing evidence for this increase; however, why thyroid cancer incidence keeps rising is still debated and there are conflicting reports of factors leading to the ...
Richard B Lipton - - 2013
Abstract Background: Nausea is a common migraine symptom that is associated with impaired quality of life and functional disability. In this study, population-based data were used to elucidate the relationship between nausea frequency and headache-related healthcare utilization and costs in persons with migraine. Research Design and Methods: Participants with episodic ...
Tao Ting T Key Laboratory for Molecular Animal Nutrition, College of Animal Sciences, Ministry of Education, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310058, - - 2013
p53 protein turnover through the ubiquitination pathway is a vital mechanism in the regulation of its transcriptional activity; however, little is known about p53 turnover through proteasome-independent pathway(s). The digestive organ expansion factor (Def) protein is essential for the development of digestive organs. In zebrafish, loss of function of def ...
Moavero Romina - - 2013
A 4-year-old girl who had been born of normal pregnancy and delivery and had an unremarkable family or personal history was referred to a neuropsychiatric department because of the appearance of peculiar nocturnal episodes. Parents described that their child abruptly became stiff during sleep. These episodes usually ranged from 20 ...
Salsano Ettore - - 2013
Respiratory chain disorders (RCDs) have been included in the differential diagnosis of adult-onset leukodystrophies. Here, we first report a 32-year-old female with an atypical, adult-onset, non-syndromic RCD due to a mitochondrial DNA deletion and manifesting as complicated ataxia. A 'leukodystrophic' pattern was found on brain MRI, but it was neither ...
Liang Junfei - - 2013
Oncoprotein platelet derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB) is one of the most critical growth factors that regulates tumor growth and division. In this work, a highly sensitive and selective fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) aptasensor for PDGF-BB detection based on the assembly of dye-labeled aptamer and graphene oxide (GO) is developed ...
Armstrong Melissa J MJ University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, - - 2013
Current criteria for the clinical diagnosis of pathologically confirmed corticobasal degeneration (CBD) no longer reflect the expanding understanding of this disease and its clinicopathologic correlations. An international consortium of behavioral neurology, neuropsychology, and movement disorders specialists developed new criteria based on consensus and a systematic literature review. Clinical diagnoses (early ...
Cheong Dea-Eun - - 2013
Expression of soluble and functional proteins has been one of the critical challenges to many aspects of synthetic biology, metabolic and protein engineering. Among the current methods for expression of target proteins, constitutive expression systems offer several advantages over inducible systems, which require a chemical or physical inducer. In a ...
Carrato A - - 2013
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety profile of the combination of panitumumab and irinotecan every 3 weeks in a phase II trial as second-line treatment in patients with advanced wild-type (WT) K-RAS colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS: Fifty-three patients received 9 mg/kg of panitumumab followed by 350 mg/m(2) of irinotecan every 21 days until ...
Fan Hai-Yan - - 2013
The effects of waterlogging on amyloplasts and programmed cell death (PCD) in endosperm cells in Chinese wheat (Triticum aestivum L.; cv: Hua mai 8) are here discussed. Four water treatments were established from anthesis to maturity: they were 3 days of waterlogging treatment (DWT), 7 DWT, 12 DWT, and moderate water ...
Yamada Shutaro - - 2013
The involvement of valgus hindfoot deformity in hallux valgus deformity was confirmed in a rheumatoid arthritis case with a destructive valgus hindfoot deformity. Correction of severe valgus, calcaneal lateral offset, and pronated foot deformity instantly normalized hallux valgus deformities postoperatively. Thus, careful hindfoot status evaluation is important when assessing forefoot ...
Campbell Rebecca - - 2013
Abstract Objective: Hospital-onset Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (HO-CDAD) has been associated with longer length of stay (LOS) and higher hospital costs among patients in general. The burden of HO-CDAD is unknown among patients who may be at particular risk of poor outcomes: older patients, those with complex or chronic conditions (renal ...
Cheng J - - 2013
Early in vivo animal test on pure iron coronary stent had proved that it is a promising candidate material as biodegradable metal, despite a faster degradation rate and uniform degradation mode is expected. In this work, Fe-X (X= W, CNT) composites were prepared from powders of pure iron and the ...
Faião-Flores Fernanda - - 2013
The main difficulty in the successful treatment of metastatic melanoma is that this type of cancer is known to be resistant to chemotherapy. Chemotherapy remains the treatment of choice, and dacarbazine (DTIC) is the best standard treatment. The DM-1 compound is a curcumin analog that possesses several curcumin characteristics, such ...
Salam Kazi Abdus - - 2013
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the causative agent of hepatitis C, a chronic infectious disease that can lead to development of hepatocellular carcinoma. The NS3 nucleoside triphosphatase (NTPase)/helicase has an essential role in HCV replication, and is therefore an attractive target for direct-acting antiviral strategies. In this study, we employed ...
Patel Manishkumar B - - 2013
A series of novel cationic fullerene derivatives bearing a substituted-quinazolin-4(3H)-one moiety as a side arm were synthesized using the 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction of C(60) with azomethine ylides generated from the corresponding Schiff bases of substituted quinazolinones. The synthesized compounds 5a-f were characterized by elemental analysis, FT-IR, (1) H NMR, (13) ...
Lambert Anne - - 2013
A mother and son presented with mild symptoms of thalassemia trait. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of their globin genes revealed a previously unreported 203 bp microdeletion in the HBA2 gene (NG_000006.1:g.34305_34507del; HBA2:c301-30_*44del). Both mother and son were heterozygous for the deletion which included DNA coding for all of exon ...
Kanjanawart Sirimas - - 2013
Moxifloxacin, a 4th generation of fluoroquinolones, is a broad spectrum antibacterial agent against respiratory tract pathogens, including Gram-positive and Gramnegative bacteria, anaerobic bacteria and atypical respiratory tract pathogens. In order to evaluate the efficacy and safety of generic moxifloxacin products, the bioequivalence of these generic products with an approved reference ...
Hill Nicholas J - - 2013
This research investigates the influence of religious preference and practice on the use of contraception. Much of earlier research examines the level of religiosity on sexual activity. This research extends this reasoning by suggesting that peer group effects create a willingness to mask the level of sexuality through the use ...
Nyman Erika - - 2013
Abstract Foetal wounds are unique in their ability to heal rapidly without forming scars. The amniotic fluid, rich in nutrients, growth factors, and hyaluronic acid, surrounds the foetus and is essential to foetal wound healing. The wound healing properties of foetal wounds may be the result of high concentrations of ...
Martin-Loeches Ignacio - - 2013
PURPOSE: As per 2005 American Thoracic Society and Infectious Disease Society of America (ATS/IDSA) guidelines for managing hospital-acquired pneumonia, patients with early-onset pneumonia and without risk factors do not need to be treated for potentially resistant microorganisms (PRM). METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of a prospective, observational, cohort, multicentre ...
Morita Masaru - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Esophageal cancer is frequently associated with head and neck cancer, and esophagectomy is usually difficult in such a case. The purpose of this study was to clarify the clinical significance of esophagectomy for patients with esophageal cancer associated either synchronously or metachronously with head and neck cancer. METHODS: The ...
Ma Chao - - 2013
Magnesium and its alloys have gained significant attention recently as potential alternatives for biodegradable materials due to their unique biodegradability, biocompatibility, and mechanical properties. However, magnesium alloys tend to have high corrosion rates in biological liquids, thus presenting a potential problem if a magnesium implant/device needs to maintain mechanical integrity ...
Draaken Markus - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The exstrophy-epispadias complex (BEEC) is a urogenital birth defect of varying severity. The causes of the BEEC are likely to be heterogeneous, with individual environmental or genetic risk factors still being largely unknown. In this study, we aimed to identify de novo causative copy number variations (CNVs) that contribute ...
Hieda Junko - - 2013
The number of hydroxyl groups on a Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr (TNTZ) alloy surface was controlled through H(2) O(2) treatment for further improvement of the adhesive strength and durability against water of TNTZ/silane layers (SILs)/segmented polyurethane (SPU) composites. The effect of the terminal functional groups on the adhesive strength of SPU on TNTZ, ...
Park Chun Soo - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The early effect of pulmonary regurgitation (PR) on both ventricular volume and function has not been well established in children. We evaluated the early effect of PR on both ventricular volume and function in young children. METHODS: Among patients who underwent total repair of pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal ...
Chen Guanyu - - 2013
Abstract Background: (+)-catechin, as the most common catechin isomer, is recognized to be an antioxidant which benefits the skin in many ways. The purpose of the present study was to prepare and evaluate a suitable liposomal delivery systems for (+)-catechin topical application. Methods: In this study, catechin-loaded conventional liposomal delivery ...
Giangaspero Massimo - - 2013
Ovine herpesvirus 2 (OvHV-2) causes sheep-associated malignant catarrhal fever (SA-MCF), and is responsible for economic losses in cattle and other susceptible species around the world. A survey of 154 serum samples from 14 flocks in 3 Japanese prefectures (Hokkaido, Aomori and Iwate) was undertaken between 2007 and 2008 to test ...
Eyüpoglu Ilker Y - - 2013
Malignant gliomas represent one of the most devastating human diseases. Primary treatment of these tumours involves surgery to achieve tumour debulking, followed by a multimodal regimen of radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Survival time in patients with malignant glioma has modestly increased in recent years owing to advances in surgical and intraoperative ...
Thalgott Mark - - 2013
PURPOSE: To explore circulating tumor cell (CTCs) counts in different stages of prostate cancer (PC) in association with tumor burden, metastatic pattern and conventional serum biomarkers. Overall survival (OS) analyses were conducted with respect to optimized CTC cutoff levels. METHODS: Circulating tumor cell counts were assessed in healthy controls (n = 15) ...
Anzai Toshihisa - - 2013
After myocardial infarction (MI), inflammatory cells such as neutrophils, followed by monocytes and macrophages, infiltrate and phagocytose the necrotic tissues, as well as secreting a variety of inflammatory cytokines. The vulnerable myocardium, which consists of necrotic tissue and inflammatory cells, is susceptible to wall stress, resulting in infarct expansion. Subacute ...
Ilyashenko Gennadiy - - 2013
Investigations into the efficacy of a range of enantiomerically pure BINOL additives in the epoxidation of styrene substrates with a number of manganese catalysts prepared from the ligand 1,4,7-trimethyl-1,4,7-triazacyclononane, TMTACN, using hydrogen peroxide as the oxidant have revealed that there are fundamental differences in reactivity between apparently similar systems. Whilst ...
Tripković Vladimir - - 2013
We have analyzed the aptitude of several metal oxide supports (TiO(2), SnO(2), NbO(2), ZrO(2), SiO(2), Ta(2)O(5) and Nb(2)O(5)) to redisperse platinum under electrochemical conditions pertinent to the Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) cathode. The redispersion on oxide supports in air has been studied in detail; however, due to different ...
Griekspoor Petra P Centre for Ecology and Evolution in Microbial Model Systems (EEMiS), Linnaeus University, Kalmar, - - 2013
Zoonotic pathogens often infect several animal species, and gene flow among populations infecting different host species may affect the biological traits of the pathogen including host specificity, transmissibility and virulence. The bacterium Campylobacter jejuni is a widespread zoonotic multihost pathogen, which frequently causes gastroenteritis in humans. Poultry products are important ...
Lin Hung-Yun - - 2013
In phosphorus-deficient conditions, Phaeodactylum tricornutum releases an alkaline phosphatase (PtAPase) to the medium that is readily detectable by activity staining. Nucleic acid and amino acid sequence of this alkaline phosphatase (APase) was identified by performing proteomic analysis and database searches. Sequence alignment suggests that PtAPase belongs to the PhoA family, ...
Sadick Neil S - - 2013
Improved understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the aging face has laid the foundation for adopting an earlier and more comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation, shifting the focus from individual wrinkle treatment and lift procedures to a holistic paradigm that considers the entire face and its structural framework. This ...
Ghazal Abdel-Hamid A - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Traditionally, left-sided acute bowel obstruction is treated by a staged procedure because immediate resection and anastomosis in a massive distended and unprepared colon carries a high complication rate. Total abdominal colectomy is a one-stage procedure that will remove synchronous proximal neoplasms, reduce the risk of subsequent metachronous tumor, and ...
Nesseler Nicolas - - 2013
PURPOSE: In septic shock, short-term outcomes are frequently reported, while long-term outcomes are not. The aim of this study was to evaluate mortality and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in survivors 6 months after an episode of septic shock. METHODS: This single-centre observational study was conducted in an intensive care unit ...
Ezeugwu Victor Emeka - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Reduced endurance and excessive fatigue in stroke survivors (SS) during exercise may be linked to impairment of lung function and breathing mechanics, but little is known about lung function of SS. The purpose of this study is to determine lung function (forced expiratory volume in 1 second [FEV(1) ...
Meresse Mégane - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Although treatment adherence is a major challenge in sub-Saharan Africa, it is still unknown which longitudinal patterns of adherence are the most detrimental to long-term virological response to non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) regimens. This analysis aimed to study the influence of different time patterns of adherence on virological ...
Prasad D J C - - 2013
A new copper-catalyzed in situ generation of aryl thiolates strategy was successfully developed for the one-pot synthesis of substituted benzothiazoles from 2-iodoanilides using xanthate as a thiol precursor. A wide range of 2-iodoanilides with both electron-releasing and electron-withdrawing groups produced the corresponding benzothiazoles in good yields. Further, this one-pot protocol ...
Benyamin B B 1] The University of Queensland, Queensland Brain Institute, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia [2] Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, - - 2014
Intelligence in childhood, as measured by psychometric cognitive tests, is a strong predictor of many important life outcomes, including educational attainment, income, health and lifespan. Results from twin, family and adoption studies are consistent with general intelligence being highly heritable and genetically stable throughout the life course. No robustly associated ...
Hiraki Yoichi - - 2013
Linezolid (LZD) is an option for treating infections caused by multi-resistant Gram-positive bacteria. The protein-binding rate of LZD markedly influences its elimination by dialysis, with limited data suggesting that LZD is cleared by intermittent hemodialysis. Here, we investigated the protein-binding rate and elimination efficiency of LZD in a sepsis patient ...
Handa Koichi - - 2013
Summary: Cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) is a member of the CYP family and is an important enzyme in drug metabolism. A compound that inhibits CYP3A4 activity could also affect the pharmacokinetics of other substrates, resulting in drug-drug interactions (DDIs) that could cause side effects. Pharmacokinetic data from drug-development studies in ...
Kim Kwang Hyun - - 2013
WHAT'S KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT? AND WHAT DOES THE STUDY ADD?: Although lymph node dissection (LND) is known as the most accurate method of nodal staging, the therapeutic role of LND remains undetermined. This is mainly because of the lack of randomized prospective studies and the fact that retrospective analyses ...
Smith Zachary L - - 2013
WHAT'S KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT? AND WHAT DOES THE STUDY ADD?: Bladder preservation therapies for muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) have been developed to address the needs of two cohorts: patients with severe medical co-morbidities for whom radical cystectomy is too high risk and patients with limited disease who wish to ...
Singh Reena M P RM Department of Pharmaceutics, Rajiv Academy for Pharmacy, NH# 2, P.O. Chhatikara, Mathura, 281001, Uttar Pradesh, - - 2013
The aim of the present study was to increase the solubility of an anti-allergic drug loratadine by making its inclusion complex with β-cyclodextrin and to develop it's thermally triggered mucoadhesive in situ nasal gel so as to overcome first-pass effect and consequently enhance its bioavailability. A total of eight formulations ...
Kristjansson Alfgeir L - - 2013
Caffeine is the most widely used psychoactive substance in the world and currently the only one legally available to children and adolescents. The sale and use of caffeinated beverages has increased markedly among adolescents during the last decade. However, research on caffeine use and behaviors among adolescents is scarce. We ...
Nelissen Rik C - - 2013
This report provides the first short-term follow-up data on the Ponto bone-anchored hearing implant from our tertiary referral centre. Thirty-one consecutive patients with a mean age of 51 years who received the implant between October 2010 and December 2011 were included retrospectively in this study. Implant loss, skin reactions around the ...
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