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Liu Chuan C Department of Oncology, Changhai Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, 168 Changhai Road, Shanghai, 200433, People's Republic of China. - - 2013
Published data regarding the association between the XPC polymorphisms and lung cancer susceptibility remained controversial. This meta-analysis was performed to draw a precise estimation of the relationship. We systematically searched PubMed, Embase, Elsevier, and Web of Science with a time limit of September 10, 2012. Summary odds ratios (ORs) with ...
Verghese Priya P University of Minnesota-Pediatric Nephrology, 2450 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55437, USA. - - 2013
Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is a recognized complication of immune tolerance induction (ITI) therapy, a treatment strategy used to treat inhibitors in patients with hemophilia B receiving factor IX concentrate. We present a 4-year-old boy with hemophilia B and an inhibitor who underwent ITI, and developed NS 19 months into this therapy. ...
Dou Yanyan - - 2013
Bicarbonate plays a crucial role in limiting the growth of submersed aquatic macrophytes in eutrophic lakes, and high ammonia is often toxic to macrophytes. In order to evaluate the combined effect of HCO(3) (-) and total ammonia (i.e., the total of NH(3) and NH(4) (+)) on submersed macrophytes Vallisneria natans, ...
Zhang Yuanying Y State Key Laboratory of Crop Biology College of Life Sciences, Shandong Agricultural University, Taian, Shandong, People's Republic of - - 2013
Oxidative stress may be the most significant threat to the survival of living organisms. Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) serve as the primary defences against xenobiotic and peroxidative-induced oxidative damage. In contrast to other well-defined GST classes, the Omega-class members are poorly understood, particularly in insects. Here, we isolated and characterised the ...
Marumoto Akira - - 2013
PURPOSE: The elderly population with severe aortic stenosis (AS) requiring aortic valve replacement (AVR) is increasing. The optimal timing of AVR in these patients has been under discussion. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the data from severe AS patients (n = 84) who underwent AVR with/without concomitant procedures from 2005 to 2010. The ...
Reich W - - 2013
Complex midfacial trauma requires interdisciplinary management. A wide range of reconstructive procedures are needed and if necessary secondary and even tertiary interventions should be performed at the appropriate time. We present the case of a 45-year-old man who was involved in a car accident and presented with severe injuries to ...
Chang Yung-Huang - - 2013
A three-dimensional Ni foam deposited with graphene layers is used as a conducting solid support to load MoS(x) catalysts for efficient electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution. Growing graphene sheets on Ni foams provides robust protection and efficiently increases stability in acid, as shown by Lain-Jong Li and co-workers on page 756. The ...
Zamboulis D E - - 2013
Purinergic pathways are considered important in pain transmission, and P2X receptors are a key part of this system which has received little attention in the horse. The aim of this study was to identify and characterise the distribution of P2X receptor subtypes in the equine digit and associated vasculature and ...
Thomas Krystin L - - 2013
The etiological basis of trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is unknown but vascular (arterial and venous) compression of the trigeminal nerve roots has emerged as the likely cause in most cases. Here we examine the evidence for the "brain sagging/arterial elongation hypothesis" with reference to the cerebral arteries and veins believed to ...
Papeo Gianluca - - 2013
Inhibitors of the poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases (PARPs) family of proteins are currently being evaluated as potential anticancer medicines at both preclinical and clinical levels. They have the peculiarity to increase the efficacy of DNA-damaging agents and to selectively target tumor cells with specific DNA repair defects. This later development of these ...
Ndaluka Christina - - 2013
Rabies is generally considered a fatal disease, yet neutralizing antibodies to rabies virus (RV) have frequently been found in sera from healthy, insectivorous bats, and mark-recapture studies have demonstrated bats that are still alive years after the first detection of anti-RV antibodies. To explore this phenomenon, we exposed mice to ...
Lee Eun Jae - - 2013
The authors report a case of extensive, unilateral hemispheric infarct with internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusion in a term infant emphasizing the value of MRI, particularly diffusion weighted imaging (DWI).
Umay Ebru Karaca - - 2013
We aimed in this study to evaluate dysphagia in early stroke patients using a bedside screening test and flexible fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FFEES) and electrophysiological evaluation (EE) methods and to compare the effectiveness of these methods. Twenty-four patients who were hospitalized in our clinic within the first 3 months ...
Wood Laura J LJ National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA. - - 2013
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has established a Dietary Supplement Laboratory Quality Assurance Program (DSQAP) in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements (NIH-ODS). The DSQAP invites laboratories twice annually to participate in interlaboratory studies where participants elect to measure concentrations of nutritional ...
Gulati Roman - - 2013
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently concluded that the harms of existing prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening strategies outweigh the benefits. To evaluate comparative effectiveness of alternative PSA screening strategies. Microsimulation model of prostate cancer incidence and mortality quantifying harms and lives saved for alternative PSA screening strategies. National and ...
Coskun Serdar S Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. - - 2013
Human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) has been used to induce ovulation and oocyte maturation. Although the most common dose of hCG used in IVF is 10,000 IU, there are reports that suggest 5,000 IU is sufficient to yield similar results. The objective of this study is to evaluate the dose dependent differences in ...
Butros Selim R - - 2013
We report a previously healthy 8-year-old boy who presented to the hospital with a palpable abdominal mass, fever and abdominal pain. CT and MRI scans confirmed a large mass that was centered in the retroperitoneum. The lesion was biopsied and the histology showed branching hyphae. Tissue cultures grew Aspergillus fumigatus ...
Conn Simon J - - 2013
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Hydroponic growth systems are a convenient platform for studying whole plant physiology. However, we found through trialling systems as they are described in the literature that our experiments were frequently confounded by factors that affected plant growth, including algal contamination and hypoxia. We also found the way in ...
Mazziotti Gherardo - - 2013
Glucocorticoids modulate the secretion of growth hormone (GH) by various and competing effects on the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. The final effects of this modulation depend on hormone concentrations and the duration of exposure. The traditional hypothesis is that chronically raised levels of glucocorticoids suppress the secretion of GH. However, ...
Jiang Yong - - 2013
Ciliated protozoa (ciliates) play important ecological roles in coastal waters, especially regarding their interaction with environmental parameters. In order to increase our knowledge and understanding on the functional structure of ciliate communities and their relationships to environmental conditions in marine ecosystems, a 12-month study was carried out in a semi-enclosed ...
Lopes Roberto Iglesias - - 2013
Abstract Endourological methods are attractive procedures for the treatment of ureterointestinal stenosis. However, serious complications may occur. This article reports the case of an endovascular repair of a nearly fatal ruptured common iliac artery pseudoaneurysm after endoureterotomy. A 62-year-old man submitted to bilateral ureteroileostomy developed left ureteroileal anastomosis stricture. Endourological ...
Moraes Julio C B - - 2013
N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is a strong marker of cardiovascular disease with recent evidence that inflammation may also influence its levels; discrimination of this confounding variable is of particular interest in rheumatic diseases. Therefore, we evaluated NT-proBNP in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients pre- and post-TNF blocker to determine the ...
van der Weerden Nicole L - - 2013
Antimicrobial peptides are a vital component of the innate immune system of all eukaryotic organisms and many of these peptides have potent antifungal activity. They have potential application in the control of fungal pathogens that are a serious threat to both human health and food security. Development of antifungal peptides ...
Antoniou Aglaia - - 2013
The European hare populations of the Balkan Peninsula comprise two divergent phylogenetic lineages with discrete geographical distribution slightly overlapping in the area of northeastern Greece and Bulgaria. Here we elucidate their contact zone, by defining the spatial distributional pattern of the two highly divergent groups, detecting individuals of hybrid origin, ...
Prasad D - - 2013
Revised case definitions of dengue into dengue with/without warning signs (DWS/D) and severe dengue (SD) was proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO)/Tropical Disease Research (TDR) in 2009. To date, there has been no Indian study that has applied this classification. To assess the accuracy and applicability of the revised ...
Ahmadzadeh Arman - - 2013
In rheumatoid arthritis, diagnosis of bone erosions and osteopenic changes in earlier stages is extremely important to the initiation of specific and more aggressive treatment to subsidize the disease, decrease morbidities, and increase patients' quality of life. In the present study, we assessed consensus rate of rheumatologists and radiologists regarding ...
Kozak Katherine R - - 2013
Miniaturization of immunoassays has numerous potential advantages over traditional ELISAs. Here we present a novel approach using patterned planar plates (PPPs). These 'wall-less' plates consist of a 16 × 24 array of 2 mm diameter hydrophilic regions surrounded by a hydrophobic polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) coating. Assays are performed by adding 2 ...
Elenein Rania A - - 2013
A 42-year-old man with Addison disease presented to the emergency department with unsteady gait for 1 year. A half-brother had epilepsy and difficulty walking, and died at 6 years of age. Another half-brother has a longstanding gait disorder. Over 3 to 4 months, his gait has become worse with marked ...
Esteras Cristina - - 2013
Novel sequencing technologies were recently used to generate sequences from multiple melon (Cucumis melo L.) genotypes, enabling the in silico identification of large single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) collections. In order to optimize the use of these markers, SNP validation and large-scale genotyping are necessary. In this paper, we present the ...
Tang Xuemin - - 2013
Aptamers against inactive Vibrio alginolyticus were selected from an 82-nt ssDNA random library by systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment. After 15 rounds of selection, the final pool of aptamers was highly specific for inactivated V. alginolyticus and had a dissociation constant of 27.5 ± 9.2 nM. Using these aptamers and PCR, ...
Roncone Dan - - 2013
Our patient appears to represent a previously unrecognized variant of steroid-responsive minimal change disease (MCD)/focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) in which severe AKI developed even though the serum albumin was essentially normal and proteinuria was minimal. This would be a paradox because the AKI of MCD/FSGS is a manifestation of ...
Hasan Alkomiet - - 2013
Notwithstanding the considerable advances in the treatment options for schizophrenia, the cognitive symptoms in particular are not receptive to antipsychotic treatment and considered one of the main predictors for poor social and functional outcome of the disease. Recent findings in preclinical model systems indicate that epigenetic modulation might emerge as ...
Magdolenova Zuzana - - 2013
Abstract Engineered nanoparticles (NPs) are widely used in different technologies but their unique properties might also cause adverse health effects. In reviewing recent in vitro and in vivo genotoxicity studies we discuss potential mechanisms of genotoxicity induced by NPs. Various factors that may influence genotoxic response, including physico-chemical properties and ...
Salluzzo M - - 2013
A full understanding of the mechanism of the formation of a two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) at the interface between insulating LaAlO(3) (LAO) thin films and bulk SrTiO(3) (STO) crystals is a prerequisite for the full exploitation of this class of materials. Here, by using a combination of advanced X-ray synchrotron-based ...
Clemens Oliver - - 2013
The high temperature phase of manganese vanadate h.t.-Mn(3)(VO(4))(2) and the solid solution with NaMn(4)(VO(4))(3) (Na(x)Mn(4.5-x/2)(VO(4))(3)) were shown to order ferrimagnetically below 55 K for x < 1, whereas NaMn(4)(VO(4))(3) is an antiferromagnet. The materials show very soft magnetic properties with low coercitive fields required for demagnetisation (H(c) < 0.001 T). ...
Wang Zhen - - 2013
This paper is devoted to the investigation of the effects of periodic drug treatment on a standard within-host virus model. We first introduce the basic reproduction ratio for the model, and then show that the infection free equilibrium is globally asymptotically stable, and the disease eventually disappears if [Formula: see ...
Ha Sung Ho - - 2013
Lipase-catalyzed caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) synthesis in ionic liquid, 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium bis[(trifluoromethyl)sulfonyl]imide ([Emim][Tf(2)N]), was investigated in this study. The effects of several reaction conditions, including reaction time, reaction temperature, substrate molar ratio of phenethyl alcohol to caffeic acid (CA), and weight ratio of enzyme to CA, on CAPE yield were ...
Bensenane M - - 2013
The excessive and unsustainable exploitation of our marine resources has led to the promotion of marine reserves as a fisheries management tool. Marine reserves, areas in which fishing is restricted or prohibited, can offer opportunities for the recovery of exploited stock and fishery enhancement. This study examines the impact of ...
Fortmann A L - - 2013
Study Design:This is a single-group, retrospective study.Objectives:The objective of this study was to understand the factors contributing to satisfaction with life (SWL) among veterans with a spinal cord injury (SCI) completing rehabilitation.Setting:This study was conducted at Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Diego.MethodsBetween 1998 and 2010, N=118 Veterans participated in a ...
Bakht Mohamadreza K - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Previously, a promising [Formula: see text]-emitting praseodymium-142 glass seed was proposed for brachytherapy of prostate cancer. In accordance with the previous study, a (142)Pr capillary tube-based radioactive implant (CTRI) was suggested as a source with a new structure to enhance application of [Formula: see text]-emitting radioisotopes such as (142)Pr ...
Bonancía Paula - - 2013
The photochemical processes occurring in diastereomeric dyads (S,S)- and (S,R)-, prepared by conjugation of (S)-2-(2-hydroxy-1,1'-biphenyl-4-yl)propanoic acid ((S)-) with (S)- and (R)-, have been investigated. In acetonitrile, the fluorescence spectra of (S,S)- and (S,R)- were coincident in shape and position with that of (S)-, although they revealed a markedly stereoselective quenching. ...
Burns Michael E - - 2013
Statements about morphological variation in extinct taxa often suffer from insufficient sampling that can be remedied by taking advantage of larger sample sizes provided by related, extant taxa. This analysis quantitatively and qualitatively examines histological and morphological variation of osteoderms from extant and extinct alligatoroid specimens. Statistically significant differences were ...
Wang X - - 2013
PURPOSE: This randomized phase II study was conducted to compare the efficacy and safety of paclitaxel with S-1 (PS) vs. S-1 in patients with advanced gastric cancer (AGC). METHODS: Eighty-two (82) patients were 1:1 randomly assigned to oral S-1 (daily for 2 weeks, every 4 weeks' cycle) or S-1 (daily for 2 weeks, ...
Welsh J L JL Department of Surgery, 1528 JCP-UIHC, The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA 52242, - - 2013
Treatment for pancreatic cancer with pharmacological ascorbate (ascorbic acid, vitamin C) decreases tumor progression in preclinical models. A phase I clinical trial was performed to establish safety and tolerability of pharmacological ascorbate combined with gemcitabine in patients with biopsy-proven stage IV pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Nine subjects received twice-weekly intravenous ascorbate (15-125 ...
Gunter Stacey A - - 2013
Over 2 years, 32 beef cows nursing calves in southwest Arkansas were randomly selected from a herd of 120 that were managed in six groups and were assigned to six 5.1-ha bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon [L.] Pers.) pastures. Treatments were assigned to pastures (two pastures/treatment) and cows had ad libitum access to ...
Al-Ghazawi Mutasim - - 2013
Objectives: To assess the bioequivalence of two Tizanidine 4 mg tablet formulations (Tizanidine® of the Pharma International company, as test product, and Sirdalud® of Novartis as a reference product), and to investigate possible effects of smoking on pharmacokinetics of tizanidine. Methods: A single-blind, randomized, single dose, two treatment, two-period, two-sequence, ...
Wang Y - - 2013
Objective:Obesity is associated with an increase in various pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines, but the interplay of these cytokines is incompletely understood. We conducted experiments to test a broader hypothesis that a dynamic interplay of pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines controls lipid storage in adipocytes.Design:Three experiments were designed to test the overall ...
Li Honglin - - 2013
Cyanamide was introduced into the rhodamine spirolactam framework to produce a colorless and non-fluorescent compound . It shows a reversible ring-opening/ring-closure process in response to the solution pH, which exhibits an "ON/OFF" switching in its fluorescence. Different from other rhodamine-type dyes, the ring-open form of is stable in protic solvents ...
Nazareth Alina - - 2013
Males consistently outperform females on mental rotation tasks, such as the Vandenberg and Kuse (1978) Perceptual and Motor Skills, 47(2), 599-604, mental rotation test (MRT; e.g. Voyer et al. 1995) in Psychological Bulletin, 117, 250-265. The present study investigates whether these sex differences in MRT scores can be explained in ...
Ogama Yoichiro - - 2013
Ruxolitinib (INC424), a potent and selective oral Janus kinase 1 and 2 inhibitor, was recently approved by the US food and drug administration for the treatment of intermediate or high-risk myelofibrosis. The safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics (PK) of ruxolitinib have been extensively evaluated in healthy subjects and patients. The present ...
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