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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) ...
Jeremić B - - 2013
PURPOSE: To evaluate the outcome of radiotherapy (RT) versus radiochemotherapy (RT-CHT) in patients with locally advanced (stage III) inoperable adenocarcinoma of the lung. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 146 patients with these characteristics were among 600 patients enrolled into five prospective trials and were treated with either hyperfractionated (Hfx) RT (64.8 and ...
Ferguson Eamonn - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: There is increasing use of counter-normative health messages (i.e., evidence-based health information about cause-effect relationships that run counter to shared normative beliefs, e.g., stress can lead to personal growth). The current studies examine the effect of normative and counter-normative messages about stress on levels of symptom reporting. Predictions are ...
Jensen K B - - 2013
Patient-physician interactions significantly contribute to placebo effects and clinical outcomes. While the neural correlates of placebo responses have been studied in patients, the neurobiology of the clinician during treatment is unknown. This study investigated physicians' brain activations during patient-physician interaction while the patient was experiencing pain, including a 'treatment', 'no-treatment' ...
Chen Guo - - 2013
The aim of the present study was to develop a new cell modification method to facilitate the cell separation from broth. In order to reduce the transfer limitation of substrate and product caused by general immobilization methods in the following biotransformation of glycerol, the carboxyl-functioned superparamagnetic nanoparticle (MNP) was directly ...
Cao Wei-Dong - - 2013
Accumulating evidence suggests that tissue hypoxia and apoptosis play important roles in the malignant progression of brain tumors. We investigated the relationship of 14-3-3zeta (an apoptosis-related protein), HIF-1α, and VEGF immunohistochemistry, and evaluated the prognostic value of their expression in human brain gliomas. A semiquantitative analysis of the immunoreactivity scores ...
Ren Jun - - 2013
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that combination of dendritic cell (DC) with autologous cytokine-induced killer (CIK) immunotherapy in setting of high-dose chemotherapy (HDC) would be effective for selected metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Our previous work showed thiotepa could eradicate breast cancer stem cells. From 2004 to 2009, 79 ...
Loring David W - - 2013
Reporting appropriate research detail across clinical disciplines is often inconsistent or incomplete. Insufficient report detail reduces confidence in findings, makes study replication more difficult, and decreases the precision of data available for critical review including meta-analysis. In response to these concerns, cooperative attempts across multiple specialties have developed explicit research ...
Asa Subas Chandra - - 2013
In the present study, concentration of some selected trace metals (Fe, Mn, Ni, Co, Pb, Zn, Cu, Cr and Cd) are measured in Brahmani, Baitarani river complex along with Dhamara estuary and its near shore. Chemical partitioning has been made to establish association of metals into different geochemical phases. The ...
Nordahl Birgitta - - 2013
Abstract Aim: To explore the experiences of alpine skiing at the elite level after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and reconstruction. Design: A qualitative approach where semi-structured interviews were conducted, and an analysis of the manifest content was performed. Participants: Five ski high school students, two male and three female ...
Voss J D - - 2013
Background:The macrogeographic distribution of obesity in the United States, including the association between elevation and body mass index (BMI), is largely unexplained. This study examines the relationship between obesity and elevation, ambient temperature and urbanization.Methods and Findings:Data from a cross-sectional, nationally representative sample of 422 603 US adults containing BMI, behavioral ...
Radicioni Milko - - 2013
Background: Clodronate is a bisphosphonate effective in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Non-adherence to bisphosphonates, however, is a major issue in clinical practice. Simplifying dose regimens may increase compliance. Objectives: To assess bioequivalence between an intramuscular (i.m.) clodronate 200 mg/lidocaine 1% twice-a-month formulation and a clodronate ...
Mathijssen N M C - - 2013
With bone impaction grafting, cancellous bone chips made from allograft femoral heads are impacted in a bone defect, which introduces an additional source of infection. The potential benefit of the use of pre-processed bone chips was investigated by comparing the bacterial contamination of bone chips prepared intraoperatively with the bacterial ...
Tamaki Tomonori - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Injury to the vagus nerve or one of its branches during carotid endarterectomy (CEA) can result in vocal fold paralysis (VFP), but the exact mechanisms and site of injury responsible for VFP after CEA are unclear. The aim of this study was to identify the site of nerve injury ...
Hirschmann Michael T - - 2013
PURPOSE: Patient-based and psychological factors do influence outcome in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The purpose was to investigate if preoperative psychological factors influence the subjective and objective outcomes 6 weeks, 4 months and 1 year after TKA. Our hypothesis was that there is a significant influence of psychological factors on clinical ...
Schmidt Stefan R - - 2013
Protein bodies are natural structures containing protein aggregates that exist in many organisms ranging from bacteria to mammals and plants. In bacteria they are often a phenomenon associated to over-expression of heterologous proteins. In mammals the so called Russell bodies indicate an accumulation of mutated immune globulins. In plants the ...
Kangas Ashley - - 2013
Both objects and parts function as organizational entities in adult perception. Prior research has indicated that objects affect organization early in life: Infants grouped elements located within object boundaries and segregated them from those located on different objects. Here, we examined whether parts also induce grouping in infancy. Five- and ...
Sezgin Gülbüz - - 2013
Ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury induces the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) which affect many organs. This study was designed to investigate the roles of melatonin and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3) (VD3) on renal I/R injury. Thirty male Wistar albino rats were divided into five groups: group 1, control; group 2, right nephrectomy ...
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 ...
Sabourin Kyle J - - 2013
The dehydrogenation of primary and secondary amine-boranes (RNH(2)·BH(3) and R(2)NH·BH(3); R = alkyl groups) was studied using the bulky N-heterocyclic carbene IPr (IPr = [(HCNDipp)C:]; Dipp = 2,6-(i)Pr(2)C(6)H(3)) as a stoichiometric dehydrogenation agent. In the case of primary amine-boranes, carbene-bound adducts IPr·BH(2)-NH(R)-BH(3) were obtained in place of the desired polymers ...
Wells Timothy - - 2013
In human mate choice, sexually dimorphic faces and voices comprise hormone-mediated cues that purportedly develop as an indicator of mate quality or the ability to compete with same-sex rivals. If preferences for faces communicate the same biologically relevant information as do voices, then ratings of these cues should correlate. Sixty ...
Li Mao - - 2013
An electrochemical synthesis is developed through quantitative electrochemical reaction of N-alkylcarbazole leading to a novel class of structurally interconnected high-C(60) content (60 wt%) polymer films with negligible doping and intrinsic physicochemical properties of pure C(60) . This strategy allows preparation of previously unavailable low-doped fullerene-containing non-conjugated polymers and broadens the ...
Guo Dong Lai - - 2013
Monolayers of polymer-encapsulated Au nanoparticles with controlled density are obtained via a facile solution-based method by modulating the inter-particle repulsion and using empty polymer micelles as spacers. These Au nanoparticles are then used to catalyze the vapor transport growth of metal oxide nanowires, where distinct density-dependent growth regimes are identified.
Koyama Koichi - - 2013
Hatching of infective larvae from embryonated eggs in the intestine is an essential first step in Trichuris infections. There are three isolates of the murine parasitic nematode Trichuris muris: E, E-J (the E isolate maintained in Japan), and S. Incubation of T. muris embryonated eggs with the intestinal bacteria Escherichia ...
Cabrera Verónica - - 2013
Motherhood induces a series of adaptations in the physiology of the female, including an increase of maternal brain plasticity and a reduction of cell damage in the hippocampus caused by kainic acid (KA) excitotoxicity. We analysed the role of lactation in glial activation in the hippocampal fields of virgin and ...
Habib Anasufiza - - 2013
Lysinuric protein intolerance (LPI; MIM 222700) is an inherited aminoaciduria with an autosomal recessive mode of inheritance. Biochemically, affected patients present with increased excretion of the cationic amino acids: lysine, arginine, and ornithine. We report the first case of LPI diagnosed in Malaysia presented with excessive excretion of homocitrulline. The ...
Gupta Viney - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate gonioscopic features and relate them to clinical characteristics in eyes with juvenile-onset primary open-angle glaucoma (JOAG). METHODS: Goniophotographs of unrelated JOAG patients, presenting between 10-40 years of age, were evaluated and compared with 60 healthy subjects in the same age group. Age of onset, family history of glaucoma, ...
Versace A - - 2013
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) studies consistently reported abnormalities in fractional anisotropy (FA) and radial diffusivity (RD), measures of the integrity of white matter (WM), in bipolar disorder (BD), that may reflect underlying pathophysiologic processes. There is, however, a pressing need to identify peripheral measures that are related to these WM ...
Wang Yupeng - - 2013
Whole-genome duplication (WGD) has been recurring and single-gene duplication is also widespread in angiosperms. Recent whole-genome DNA methylation maps indicate that gene body methylation (i.e. of coding regions) has a functional role. However, whether gene body methylation is related to gene origins and duplication modes has yet to be reported. ...
Brunell Anna - - 2013
The diagnostic algorithm of computerized tomography (CT) and lumbar puncture (LP) for suspected subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) has lately been challenged by the advancement of radiological techniques, such as higher resolution offered by newer generation CT-scanners and increased availability of CT-angiography. A purely radiological workup of suspected SAH offers great advantages ...
Arróniz Carlos - - 2013
Bicyclic α-iminophosphonates were prepared via the first diastereoselective silver catalyzed [3 + 2] cycloaddition reaction of diethyl isocyanomethylphosphonate and diversely N-substituted maleimides. The reduction of the resulting imine by catalytic hydrogenation led to cyclic α-aminophosphonates, which are α-aminoester surrogates. The relative stereochemistry of the adducts was confirmed by X-ray crystallographic ...
Sohrabi M - - 2013
Unit-1 of the Bushehr nuclear power plant (BNPP-1) is a VVER-type reactor with 1,000-MWe power constructed near Bushehr city at the coast of the Persian Gulf, Iran. The reactor has been recently operational to near its full power. The radiological impact of nuclear power plant (NPP) accidents is of public ...
Bonkat G - - 2013
PURPOSE: To describe the incidence and drug susceptibility profiles of uropathogenic extended-spectrum-β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli (ESBL-EC) during a 10-year period and to identify differences in resistance patterns between urological and non-urological ESBL-EC isolates. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 191,564 urine samples obtained during 2001 to 2010 at the University Hospital Basel, Switzerland. ...
Wang R - - 2013
PURPOSE: Gallbladder carcinoma (GC) is generally considered as a relatively rare malignancy with poor prognosis. In order to guide clinicians in selecting suitable treatment for GC patients, reliable markers predictive of poor clinical outcome are desirable. This study analyzed the expression of Polo-like kinase 1 (Plk1), Nima related kinases 7 ...
López-Caamal Fernando - - 2013
Positive feedback loops are common regulatory elements in metabolic and protein signalling pathways. The length of such feedback loops determines stability and sensitivity to network perturbations. Here we provide a mathematical analysis of arbitrary length positive feedback loops with protein production and degradation. These loops serve as an abstraction of ...
Yoshida Jun - - 2013
We previously reported that monomeric and polymeric metal complexes are obtained from solution and mechanochemical reactions of 3-cyano-pentane-2,4-dione (CNacacH) with 3d metal acetates (M=Mn(II) , Fe(II) , Co(II) , Ni(II) , Cu(II) , and Zn(II) ). A common feature found in all complexes was that their structural base is trans-[M(CNacac)(2) ...
Persson Carina U - - 2013
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Responsiveness data certify that a change in a measurement output represents a real change, not a measurement error or biological variability. The objective was to evaluate the responsiveness of the modified version of the Postural Assessment Scale for Stroke Patients (SwePASS) in patients with a first event of ...
Parodi Alessia - - 2013
CD39 is an ectoenzyme, present on different immune cell subsets, which mediates immunosuppressive functions catalyzing ATP degradation. It is not known whether CD39 is expressed and implicated in the activity of CD8+ regulatory T lymphocytes (Treg). In this study, CD39 expression and function was analyzed in both CD8+ and CD4+CD25(hi) ...
Zuniga Carlos A - - 2013
Copolymers with a triscarbazole hole-transport group and an oxetane or benzocyclobutene crosslinkable group can be readily thermally crosslinked on timescales of 30 min or less, with rapid thermal processing (RTP) being highly effective for this purpose. Devices with RTP-crosslinked hole-transport layers and spin-coated emissive layers exhibit high external quantum efficiencies ...
Reves Benjamin T - - 2013
Carboxymethylchitosan (CMCS) microspheres were prepared by the carboxymethylation of chitosan (CS) beads using monochloroacetic acid. The CMCS microspheres were crosslinked using two different methods: the amine-amine crosslinker genipin and carbodiimide chemistry, yielding Gen-X CMCS and X-CMCS beads, respectively. The Gen-X CMCS beads were found to have poor degradation and drug ...
Ding Shuang - - 2013
Anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) is the microbial conversion of ammonium and nitrite to dinitrogen gas. The functional microbes of anammox reaction are anammox bacteria, which were discovered in a wastewater treatment system for nitrogen removal. Anammox bacteria are prevalent in anoxic ecosystems and play an important role in both biological ...
Nagata Chisato - - 2013
Non-occupational exposure to cadmium has been suspected to be a risk factor for breast cancer. The present study examined the association between urinary cadmium level and the risk of breast cancer in a case-control study among Japanese women. Cases were 153 women newly diagnosed and histologically confirmed with breast cancer ...
Yoo Changhoon - - 2013
Therapeutic strategies for early-stage diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) are often influenced by tumor extent, but the prognostic value of this parameter is rarely defined. Here, a retrospective analysis was performed to define the impact of tumor extent on survival of patients with early-stage DLBCL. Eighty-six patients with stage II ...
Xu Jing-Yan - - 2013
To date, case-control studies on the association between methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene polymorphisms and follicular lymphoma have provided controversial results. To clarify the effect of MTHFR polymorphisms on the risk of follicular lymphoma, a meta-analysis of all case-control studies was performed. The fixed effects and random effects model showed that ...
Yusong Pan - - 2013
Functional graded materials provided us one new concept for artificial articular cartilage design with graded component and graded structure. In this article, a novel functional material design was proposed by functionalizing hydroxyapatite (HA) particles in poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) hydrogel. The goal of the present study was to fabricate a multilayer ...
Faes Luca - - 2013
In the past years, several frequency-domain causality measures based on vector autoregressive time series modeling have been suggested to assess directional connectivity in neural systems. The most followed approaches are based on representing the considered set of multiple time series as a realization of two or three vector-valued processes, yielding ...
Zhou Tian-Biao - - 2013
Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) is an enzyme that implicates in the pathogenesis of renal diseases. Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis (HSPN) is the most serious long-term complication of Henoch-Schönlein purpura, and it is one of the most common renal diseases in children. There was no any meta-analysis to explore the association of MMP-9 ...
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