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Alario Anthony F - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To determine the intra and inter-user reliability of central corneal thickness (CCT) measurements obtained using a portable spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) device in healthy feline eyes. ANIMALS: Twenty clinically normal cats. PROCEDURES: Gentle manual restraint was utilized for proper animal positioning. Central corneal thickness measurements were obtained from ...
Méan Marie - - 2013
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is common and has a high impact on morbidity, mortality, and costs of care. Although most of the patients with VTE are aged ≥65 years, there is little data about the medical outcomes in the elderly with VTE. The Swiss Cohort of Elderly Patients with VTE (SWITCO65+) is ...
Hsueh Han-Yu - - 2013
Well-defined multibranched gold (Au) in polymers, both as bulk or continuous thin films, can be fabricated by using a nanoporous polymer with gyroid nanochannels as a template. The nanoporous polymer template is obtained from the self-assembly of a degradable block copolymer, polystyrene-b-poly (L-lactide) (PS-PLLA), followed by the hydrolysis of PLLA ...
Forgács Gergely - - 2013
This study deals with the utilization of chicken feather waste as a substrate for anaerobic digestion and improving biogas production by degradation of the compact structure of the feather keratin. In order to increase the digestibility of the feather, different pretreatments were investigated, including thermal pretreatment at 120 °C for 10 min, ...
Torres Ana - - 2013
The role of progesterone (P(4)) and prostaglandins (PGs) in bovine early embryonic development and embryo-maternal crosstalk is almost unknown. Here, the in vitro steroidogenic (P(4)) and prostanoid (PGE(2) and PGF(2α)) interactions between bovine embryos and luteal cells (LC) were evaluated. In two experiments, embryos (n = 1.900) were either co-cultured with LC ...
Liu Wenxuan - - 2013
The emergence of the highly virulent Ug99 race complex of the stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis Pers. f. sp. tritici Eriks. and Henn.) threatens wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) production worldwide. One of the effective genes against the Ug99 race complex is Sr44, which was derived from Thinopyrum intermedium (Host) Barkworth ...
Hatch Stephani L - - 2013
This study focuses on the influence of structural aspects of social integration (social networks and social participation outside work) on mental health (common mental disorders (CMD), that is, depression and anxiety symptoms, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and alcohol misuse). This study examines differences in levels of social integration and ...
Zhou Xiaosi - - 2013
A facile method to synthesize a MoS(2) nanosheet-graphene nanosheet hybrid has been developed via the combination of a lithiation-assisted exfoliation process and a hydrazine monohydrate vapour reduction technique. The as-obtained nanosheet-nanosheet hybrid is more robust and exhibits much improved cycle life (>700), which make it an efficient morphological solution to ...
Jacobson Arnold F - - 2013
PURPOSE: In planar (123)I-mIBG myocardial imaging, definition of the heart region of interest (ROI) is a critical step in quantifying uptake. The present study evaluated the impact of changes in heart ROI size on quantitative results in subjects with good and poor uptake. METHODS: Reference irregular whole-heart and square upper ...
van Dullemen Leon Fa - - 2013
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Kidneys derived from brain dead donors have lower graft survival and higher graft-function loss compared to their living donor counterpart. Heat Shock Proteins (HSP) are a large family of stress proteins involved in maintaining cell homeostasis. We studied the role of stress-inducible genes Heme Oxygenase-1 (HO-1), HSP27, HSP40, ...
Bliem Brigitta - - 2013
The main aim of this study was to investigate potential differences between different groups of drug addicts (patients in maintenance treatment, n = 14; patients in rehabilitation, n = 12) and Cannabis-Users (n = 13), along with a healthy control group (n = 18), with respect to verbal and figural creativity and general cognitive ability. Participants worked on ...
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 ...
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 ...
Tan Fei - - 2013
Colorectal cancer (CRC) patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) have a poor prognosis. Over the last decade, increasing evidence has suggested that the Collagen Triple Helix Repeat Containing 1 (CTHRC1) gene is involved in cancer progression and invasion. In this study, we investigated the expression of CTHRC1 in CRC and its ...
Tandjung Kenneth - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Women are underrepresented in clinical research, and few data are available from randomized head-to-head comparisons of second-generation drug-eluting stents (DES) in female patients. Aim of this study was to assess safety and efficacy of two second-generation DES in women. In TWENTE - a prospective, randomised, comparative DES trial - ...
Bigler Erin D - - 2013
In 2009 Pertab, James, and Bigler published a critique of two prior meta-analyses by Binder, Rohling, and Larrabee (1997) and Frencham, Fox, and Maybery (2005) that showed small effect size difference at least 3 months post-injury in individuals who had sustained a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). The Binder et al. ...
Manzoni Stefano - - 2013
Soil and plant hydraulics constrain ecosystem productivity by setting physical limits to water transport and hence carbon uptake by leaves. While more negative xylem water potentials provide a larger driving force for water transport, they also cause cavitation that limits hydraulic conductivity. An optimum balance between driving force and cavitation ...
Kim Byung-Chun - - 2013
A(2)O process is a sequential wastewater treatment process that uses anaerobic, anoxic, and oxic chambers for nitrogen and phosphorus removal. In this study, the bacterial communities among these chambers were compared, and the diversity of the bacteria involved in nitrogen and phosphorus removal was surveyed. A pilot-scale A(2)O process (50 m(3) day(-1)) ...
Shi Cheng-Min - - 2013
The aridification from Middle Miocene onwards has transformed the Asian interior into an arid environment, and the Pleistocene glacial-interglacial oscillations exerted further ecological impact. Therefore, both aridification and glaciation would have considerably influenced the evolution of many mid-latitude species in temperate Asia. Here, we tested this perspective by a phylogeographic ...
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, ...
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 - - 2013
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 ...
Rabinstein Alejandro A - - 2013
Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) can result from the rupture of an intracranial aneurysm-a weakened, dilated area of a blood vessel in the brain that is prone to burst. SAH can be devastating. Approximately 1 in 6 patients dies at the time of the bleeding. Those who initially survive can die after ...
Abla Adib A - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Middle cerebral artery (MCA) aneurysms are among the more challenging aneurysms for endovascular treatment. We report a contemporary 5-year experience with endovascular therapy for MCA aneurysms at a high-volume neurovascular center. METHODS: Review of prospectively maintained intracranial aneurysm database. RESULTS: Between 2005 and 2009, 148 patients underwent treatment of ...
Manivannan Shanmugam - - 2013
Different synthetic routes were described to prepare silver (Ag) nanoparticles (NPs) embedded in an amine functionalized silicate sol-gel matrix (TPDT) by employing different combination of reagents such as silicate sol-gel (TPDT), β-cyclodextrin (CD)-TPDT, TPDT-surfactant (BDAC), CD-TPDT-BDAC and CD-TPDT-BDAC/ascorbic acid (AA). The spectral and colorimetric detection of Hg(ii) ions were carried ...
Chang D S - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: External beam radiation therapy with concurrent chemotherapy (CRT) is widely used for the treatment of unresectable pancreatic cancer. Noncoplanar (NCP) 3D conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) and coplanar (CP) IMRT have been reported to lower the radiation dose to organs at risk (OARs). The purpose of this article is ...
Wong Geoff - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Meta-narrative review is one of an emerging menu of new approaches to qualitative and mixed-method systematic review. A meta-narrative review seeks to illuminate a heterogeneous topic area by highlighting the contrasting and complementary ways researchers have studied the same or a similar topic. No previous publication standards exist for ...
Stevenson Peter R - - 2013
Single-dimension separations are routinely coupled in series to achieve two-dimensional separations, yet little has been done to simultaneously exploit multiple dimensions during separation. In this work, simultaneous chromatography and electrophoresis is introduced and evaluated for its potential to achieve two-dimensional separations. In simultaneous chromatography and electrophoresis, chromatography occurs via capillary ...
Gonda T - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine a longitudinal clinical performance of magnetic attachments used for natural overdenture abutments. The study included 131 patients who had used removable prostheses (complete overdentures 31%, partial dentures 69%) more than 5 years (40-90 years old) with 211 magnetic attachments on natural abutments (Magfit 400 ...
Savada Raghavendra P - - 2013
Ribosomal subunit assembly in the nucleolus is dependent on efficient targeting of ribosomal proteins (RPs) from the cytoplasm into the nucleus and nucleolus. Nuclear/nucleolar localization of a protein is generally mediated by one or more specific stretches of basic amino acids-nuclear/nucleolar localization signals (NLSs/NoLSs). Arabidopsis thaliana RPL23aA has eight putative ...
Peters Stacey L - - 2013
PURPOSE: Medication use during pregnancy is common and increasing. Women are also increasingly getting healthcare information from sources other than their physicians. METHODS: This report summarizes an environmental scan that identified 25 active Internet sites that list medications reported to be safe for use in pregnancy and highlights the inadequate ...
Mischie Alexandru Nicolae - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: to assess the endothelial dysfunction (ED) after bare metal stents (BMS) and sirolimus eluting stents (SES) implantation in the same patient, overcoming the confounding role of individual variables. BACKGROUND: SES reduce restenosis rate compared to BMS but cause more ED. ED is a potentially unsafe phenomenon, since it is ...
Szychta Pawel - - 2013
Abstract Preoperative, accurate measurement of spatial parameters of the external nose could be essential in the postoperative assessment of rhinoplasty. The aim of the study was to analyse the relevance of three-dimensional (3D) imaging in aesthetic evaluation after operation, to provide a standardised algorithm of nasal shape measurements, which will ...
Zhao Chunmei - - 2013
Few studies have been published focusing on the clinical features of new-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) during pregnancy. This study examined the clinical characteristics of SLE during pregnancy or puerperium. The clinical characteristics and serological parameters of 48 patients with onset of SLE during pregnancy were retrospectively compared with those ...
Pyxaras Stylianos A - - 2013
BACKGROUND.: Previous studies failed to assess the individual prognostic role of thrombus aspiration (TA) or abciximab in primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI), due their prevalent combined use. METHODS AND RESULTS.: A total of 644 consecutive STEMI patients treated with pPCI were included in this retrospective registry from January 2006 to ...
Wax Benjamin - - 2013
ABSTRACT Glycine-arginine-α-ketoisocaproic acid (GAKIC) has been proposed to increase anaerobic high-intensity exercise performance in male subjects. However, the effects of GAKIC ingestion in female subjects have not been studied. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of GAKIC supplementation on total load volume (i.e., mass lifted) ...
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