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Dubsky M - - 2013
AIMS: The aim of our study was to compare the effect of bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMMNC) and peripheral blood progenitor cells (PBPC) therapy in patients with diabetic foot disease (DFD) and critical limb ischemia (CLI) unresponsive to revascularization with conservative therapy. METHODS: Twenty eight patients with DFD (17 treated ...
Fridman Sophie - - 2013
The development of a novel three-dimensional image analysis technique of stacks generated by confocal laser scanning microscopy is described allowing visualization of mitochondria-rich cells (MRCs) in the seawater-adapted Nile tilapia in relation to their spatial location. This method permits the assessment and classification of both active and nonactive MRCs based ...
Herman Paulo - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Despite accumulated experience and advancing techniques for laparoscopic hepatectomy, surgeons still face challenging resections that require specific and innovative intraoperative maneuvers [1-3]. The right posterior sectionectomy presents special concerns about its location, the extensive transection area, and the difficult access to the pedicle [4, 5]. The intrahepatic Glissonian approach ...
Sangwan Vinod K - - 2013
The full potential of graphene in integrated circuits can only be realized with a reliable ultra-thin high-ĸ top-gate dielectric. Here, we report the first statistical analysis of the breakdown characteristics of dielectrics on graphene, which allows the simultaneous optimization of gate capacitance and the key parameters that describe large-area uniformity ...
Aydin Kadriye - - 2013
Acromegaly's effect on voice is still indefinite. We aimed to define acoustic characteristics of patients with acromegaly. Cross-sectional case-control study was designed. Thirty-seven patients with acromegaly and 30 age- and sex-matched healthy controls were included. Fundamental frequency (F(0)) and measurements related to frequency, amplitude, noise and tremor of the obtained ...
Mermigkis Charalampos - - 2013
PURPOSE: The multi-organ involvement of mitochondrial diseases means that patients are likely to be more vulnerable to sleep disturbances. We aimed to assess if early recognition and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in patients with Leigh disease may influence primary disease outcome. METHODS: We describe a case of adult-onset ...
Saito Arata - - 2013
Carcinogenicity of ethyl tertiary-butyl ether (ETBE) was examined with inhalation exposure using F344/DuCrlCrlj rats. Groups of 50 male and 50 female rats, 6 week old at commencement, were exposed to ETBE at 0, 500, 1,500 or 5,000 ppm (v/v) in whole-body inhalation chambers for 6 h/day, 5 days/week for 104 weeks. A significant increase ...
Alves Raquel Duarte Moreira - - 2013
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of two dietary patterns in which carbohydrates and proteins were eaten mostly at lunch or dinner on body weight and composition, energy metabolism, and biochemical markers in overweight/obese men. METHODS: Fifty-eight men (30.0 ± 7.4 years; 30.8 ± 2.4 kg/m(2)) followed a covert hypocaloric balanced diet (-10 % of daily energy requirements) ...
Lisi Sabrina - - 2013
The chemokine GRO-α and its receptor CXCR2 are associated with the chronic inflammation in Sjögren's syndrome (SS). To better understand the molecular mechanisms by which the GRO-α/CXCR2 system is involved in the SS inflammatory condition, our studies were designed to clarify the role of ADAM17 activation in the modulation of ...
Kwon Elena N - - 2013
This study aimed to determine whether quantification of subpulmonary stenosis (SPS) in tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) in the second-trimester fetus can predict postnatal clinical outcome measured by pulmonary valve size and/or timing or type of intervention. The study retrospectively identified fetuses with TOF from 1998 to 2010 diagnosed at 26 weeks ...
Sørensen Morten Draeby - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Cells of foetal origin circulating in the maternal peripheral bloodstream present a unique source for non-invasive prenatal diagnostics. The aims of this study were to raise antibodies against identified circulating foetal cells from the maternal blood, test the properties of these antibodies and to determine the foetal cell type ...
Saini Nisha - - 2013
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is widely used in clinical research to map the structural and functional organization of the brain. We have designed and synthesized a Gd-based specific MR contrast agent that binds to regions in the brain. The presented compound {4-[(4-benzothiazol-2-yl-phenylcarbamoyl)-methyl]-7,10-bis-carboxymethyl-1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododec-1-yl} acetic acid (DO3A-BT) was synthesized by conjugating the ...
Nakahira Shin - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infection (SSI) surveillance in Japan is based on the National Nosocomial Infection Surveillance system, which categorizes all hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgeries, except for cholecystectomy, into "BILI." We evaluated differences among BILI procedures to determine the optimal subdivision for SSI surveillance. METHODS: We conducted multicenter SSI surveillance at 20 hospitals. ...
Burg Ariela - - 2013
The effect of the ligands 2,5,8,11-tetramethyl-2,5,8,11-tetraaza-dodecane and fumarate on the mechanism and kinetics of the Cu(i) catalyzed Meerwein reaction was studied. The results point out that initially the Cu(i) ion binds to the aromatic ring with the diazo substituent. This reaction is followed by a redox process involving N(2) loss ...
Siegal Deborah M - - 2013
Novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) that directly inhibit thrombin (dabigatran) or factor Xa (rivaroxaban, apixaban, edoxaban) are effective therapies for the prevention and treatment of thromboembolism with reduced bleeding complications compared with warfarin for some indications. However, specific antidotes to reverse the anticoagulant activity of NOACs in the event of major ...
Agardh Hanna E - - 2013
Discovery of novel biomarkers for atherosclerosis is important to aid in early diagnosis of pre-symptomatic patients at high risk of cardiovascular events. The aim of the present study was therefore to identify potential biomarkers in circulating cells reflecting atherosclerotic lesion progression in the vessel wall. We performed gene arrays on ...
Hernádi László - - 2013
The location of cerebral neurons innervating the three recently described flexor muscles involved in the orientation of the posterior tentacles was investigated by applying parallel retrograde Co- and Ni-lysine tracing via the olfactory and the peritentacular nerves. Their innervation patterns in the flexor muscles were studied by applying anterograde neurobiotin ...
Fewtrell M S - - 2013
Few studies have investigated the effects of infant nutrition on later bone health in term infants, although low sn-2 palmitate in infant formulas has been shown to result in the formation of stool fatty acid soaps, reduced Ca absorption and lower bone mass in the short term. To investigate the ...
Salim Tavga - - 2013
Dysregulation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling is a hallmark of colon cancer. Glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β) can be a positive regulator of survival and proliferation of cultured colon cancer cell but its role in clinical colon cancer is unknown. Our objectives were to evaluate the role of GSK-3β in colon cancer. A ...
Fouad Gameil T - - 2013
ABSTRACT Considerable risk of iron deficiency has been identified in premenopausal women because of the adverse effects associated with commercial iron preparations. This study examined the safety and tolerability of a novel iron multi-amino acid chelate (IMAAC) preparation in premenopausal women. A single-centre, randomized, double-blind, three-arm placebo-controlled (n = 60) ...
Lesage Candice - - 2013
Head and neck melanomas (HNMs) are frequent and have a poorer prognosis than melanomas at other sites. Photoprotection in these locations is difficult. In this population-based study of 279 HNMs diagnosed in a French region between 2004 and 2009, major differences were found between genders. A clearcut, sex-related distribution was ...
Qin Xiao-Fang - - 2013
The structures, stabilities, and aromaticities of a series of (BCO)( n )(CH)(4-n )NH (n = 0-4), (BCO)( n )(CH)(4-n )O (n = 0-4), and (BCO)( n )(CH)(4-n )S (n = 0-4) clusters were investigated at the B3LYP density functional level of theory. The most stable positional isomers of the individual clusters were obtained. All of the ...
Brenne Elisabeth - - 2013
Objective: Diagnosing depressive disorders in palliative care is challenging because of the overlap between some depressive symptoms and cancer-related symptoms, such as loss of appetite and fatigue. In order to improve future assessment of depression in palliative care, depressive symptoms experienced by patients receiving pharmacological treatment for depression were assessed ...
Onwujekwe Obinna - - 2013
The study examined the burden of out-of-pocket spending (OOPS) to households, because available data showed that OOPS dominates household expenditure on health in Nigeria. The study took place in rural and urban districts in Nigeria. A household questionnaire was used to collect data from 4873 households on their healthcare expenditures ...
Lyons Calvin - - 2013
BACKGROUND: A novel computer simulator is now commercially available for robotic surgery using the da Vinci(®) System (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA). Initial investigations into its utility have been limited due to a lack of understanding of which of the many provided skills modules and metrics are useful for evaluation. In ...
Thibault Pierre - - 2013
Progress in imaging and metrology depends on exquisite control over and comprehensive characterization of wave fields. As reflected in its name, coherent diffractive imaging relies on high coherence when reconstructing highly resolved images from diffraction intensities alone without the need for image-forming lenses. Fully coherent light can be described adequately ...
Petrie Bruce - - 2013
An ultra performance liquid chromatography method coupled to a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer was developed to determine nonylphenol and 15 of its possible precursors (nonylphenol ethoxylates and nonylphenol carboxylates) in aqueous and particulate wastewater matrices. Final effluent method detection limits for all compounds ranged from 1.4 to 17.4 ng l(-1) in aqueous ...
Linke Stephan J - - 2013
Purpose:  To explore eye laterality (higher refractive error in one eye) and its association with refractive state, spherical/astigmatic anisometropia, age and sex in refractive surgery candidates. Methods:  Medical records of 12 493 consecutive refractive surgery candidates were filtered. Refractive error (subjective and cycloplegic) was measured in each subject and correlated with ...
Lavoie Mireille - - 2013
Objective: The philosophy underlying palliative care places the respect of patients and their autonomy at the heart of clinical practice. A study was conducted at a palliative care facility to document changes that occurred after the integration of a person-centered approach focusing on human freedom (which is linked to autonomy): ...
Mal Ranjit K - - 2013
Measurement of olfactory function is difficult and despite the availability of validated olfactory tests these are not in common use in general clinical practice. The mismatch between self-reported olfactory function and objective test response is well known, thus the need for adequate assessment of olfaction is not disputed. We aimed ...
Kim Jae Keun - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Chyle leakage is a rare complication of pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD), and its association with pancreatic fistula has not been established. The aim of this study was to (1) evaluate the incidence, management, and risk factors of chyle leakage after PD; (2) determine if there is a relation between chyle leakage ...
Bloodworth Ruhi A M - - 2013
Identification of essential genes by construction of conditional knockouts with inducible promoters allows the identification of essential genes and creation of conditional growth (CG) mutants that are then available as genetic tools for further studies. We used large-scale transposon delivery of the rhamnose-inducible promoter, PrhaB followed by robotic screening of ...
Guimarães Filho Hélio Antonio - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Preterm delivery is one of the most serious public health problems and is the most important factor relating to neonatal morbidity and mortality. The strategies for preventing it include understanding the risk factors, with specific interventions. Recently, uterine cervix measurements using ultrasonography and vaginal administration of progesterone have gained ...
Kapur Navin K - - 2013
Despite significant advances in the management of heart failure, short-term mortality due to advanced heart failure and cardiogenic shock remains high. Developed over the past few decades, percutaneous circulatory support devices offer a rapid and effective approach to slow the downward spiral of hemodynamic instability in patients presenting with decompensated ...
Liu Hon-Man - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: This study aims to report the treatment and outcome of sequential bilateral acute carotid artery blowout syndrome. METHODS: From 2004 to 2010, we treated seven male patients with sequential bilateral blowout syndrome long after irradiation treatment for head and neck cancer. After first common carotid artery (CCA)-internal carotid artery ...
Kornfeld Jan-Wilhelm - - 2013
Insulin resistance represents a hallmark during the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus and in the pathogenesis of obesity-associated disturbances of glucose and lipid metabolism. MicroRNA (miRNA)-dependent post-transcriptional gene silencing has been recognized recently to control gene expression in disease development and progression, including that of insulin-resistant type 2 diabetes. ...
Yang Yimin - - 2013
Dragonfly eye beads are considered to be the earliest types of glass objects in China, and in the past have been considered as evidence of culture interaction or trade between West and East Asia. In this article, synchrotron radiation microcomputed tomography and μ-probe energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence were used to ...
Boichenko Alexander - - 2013
Macroporous reversed-phase (mRP) chromatography was successfully used to develop an accurate and precise method for total protein in serum. The limits of detection (0.83 μg, LOD) and quantification (2.51 μg, LOQ) for the mRP method are comparable with those of the widely used micro BCA protein assay. The mRP method can be ...
Majhadi Loubna - - 2013
In patients treated by intravenous (i.v.) thrombolysis, mortality rates range from 10 to 20 % at 3 months. The objective of this study was to determine the timing, causes and predictors of early (within 7 days) and delayed (8 days to 3 months) death after i.v. thrombolysis for cerebral ischaemia. We analyzed timing, causes and ...
Theelen Thomas - - 2013
Purpose:  Macular pigment (MP) deficit has been described in macular teleangiectasia type 2 (MTA; acquired MP loss) and in Sjögren-Larsson syndrome (SLS; hereditary MP deficiency). Central blue light-induced fundus autofluorescence (FAF) and blue light fundus reflectance (BLR) are thought to reflect MP distribution. This study was performed to describe the ...
Bansal Virinder Kumar - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Data are insufficient to compare transabdominal preperitoneal repair (TAPP) and total extraperitoneal (TEP) techniques of laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. There is very scant data comparing the two techniques in terms of long-term outcomes, which include chronic groin pain, quality of life, and time to return to normal activity. This ...
Allweiler Sandra I - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To investigate reproductive health issues for women working in veterinary anesthesia compared with those working in veterinary critical care. Reproductive health issues were classified as time to conceive, fertility treatment, miscarriage, and children with birth defects. STUDY DESIGN: Questionnaire-based survey. METHODS: A survey was designed to assess the reproductive ...
Beck-Nielsen S S - - 2013
Bone mineral apparent density (BMAD) in children with X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH) was evaluated, as they are unlikely to have extra-skeletal ossifications contributing to the elevated bone mineral density of the spine in adult patients. Children with XLH also had significantly higher BMAD of the spine compared to femoral neck. INTRODUCTION: ...
Georgescu Ion - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) could offer multiple advantages compared with the laparoscopic approach. One such potential advantage, not yet proven, is the inferior inflammatory response, which translates into less significant operative stress. This study aimed to compare the immuno-inflammatory response between transgastric NOTES and laparoscopy for simple ...
Guo Bin - - 2013
Peanut agglutinin (PNA) and Ulex europaeus agglutinin-1 (UEA-1) were used as probes to study the distribution of β-gal (1→3) ga1Nac and α-l-Fucose in rabbit uterus during early pregnancy. PNA binding was mainly localized on the surface of uterine glandular and luminal epithelium. There were no positive signals on day 1 ...
Yang Jeyul - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: Intracranial pial arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is a rare cerebrovascular lesion, and the literature is sparse. Most authors insist that simple disconnection of arteriovenous shunting is enough to treat intracral single-channel pial AVF in most cases, either by microsurgery or endovascular embolization without resection of entire vascular malformation. DISCUSSION: We ...
Wang Kai - - 2013
Objective. This study was to evaluate the relationship of atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (ARAS) with extracranial carotid arteries atherosclerosis (ECAS) and intracranial cerebral atherosclerosis (ICAS) in ischemic stroke (IS) patients. Methods. This study was a prospective cohort analysis of consecutive patients with IS who had not a history of renal ...
Bourgoin-Voillard Sandrine - - 2013
The kinetic method is a widely used approach for the determination of thermochemical data such as proton affinities (PA) and gas-phase acidities (ΔH° ( acid )). These data are easily obtained from decompositions of noncovalent heterodimers if care is taken in the choice of the method, references used, and experimental ...
Okamura Toshiya - - 2013
The modifying effects of 4-methylthio-3-butenyl isothiocyanate (MTBITC) and curcumin were investigated in N-nitrosobis(2-oxopropyl)amine (BOP)-initiated hamsters. Male 6-week-old Syrian hamsters were subcutaneously injected with 10 mg/kg body weight (b.w.) of BOP four times a week, and fed a diet supplemented with 80 mg/kg diet of MTBITC, equivalent to 4.6 mg/kg b.w./day ...
Yu Li-Qing - - 2013
Here we report a covalent bonding approach to fabricate a robust metal-organic framework ZIF-90 coating for solid-phase microextraction. The ZIF-90 bonded fiber exhibits high enhancement factors, wide linearity, excellent reproducibility, and good lifetime for the studied polar endocrine disruptors.
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