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Pomilio Di Loreto Franco - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Intraabdominal peritoneal onlay polypropylene (PP) mesh repair of incisional hernia has the potential risk of adhesions, bowel obstructions, and intestinal fistulae. Fresh or cryopreserved human amniotic membrane (HAM) has been tested as an antiadherent layer in animals, with excellent outcomes. However, it has disadvantages: it is difficult to handle, ...
Ko Ji-Hyun - - 2013
This study investigated the organization of postural coordination patterns as a function of the rhythmical dynamics of the surface of support. We examined how the number and nature of the dynamical degrees of freedom in the movement coordination patterns changed as a function of the amplitude and frequency of support ...
Bell Teal R - - 2013
US-bound immigrants with suspected non-infectious TB are encouraged to be medically re-evaluated after arrival in the United States. We evaluated the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's immigrant referral process, designed to facilitate timely post-arrival evaluations. Over 1,200 immigrants with suspected TB arriving during October 1, 2008-September 30, 2010 were ...
Ozcan Ipek - - 2013
Abstract Poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) and lecithin/chitosan (LC) nanoparticles were prepared to evaluate the difference in the behavior upon administration on skin, for steroidal treatment. For this purpose, betamethasone-17-valerate (BMV)-loaded nanoparticles with a narrow size distribution and high entrapment efficiency were prepared. Permeation studies showed that both polymeric nanoparticles enhanced the amount ...
Kahan Richard S - - 2013
Objectives To assess adoption of endodontic nickel-titanium rotary technology (NiTi) by community and hospital dental clinicians within Wales and identify factors that may restrict uptake.Design Postal questionnaire.Setting Community and hospital-based dentists in Wales.Methods Community and hospital-based dentists with a remit for provision of restorative dentistry (community dental setting = 32; ...
Chandrasekhara Vinay - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) have transformed the ability to endoscopically remove superficial lesions throughout the gastrointestinal tract. The purpose of this study was to determine the properties and safety of a novel gel designed for the purpose of submucosal injection for EMR and ESD. ...
Jeon Hwan-Jin - - 2013
We describe a highly efficient method for fabricating a variety of complex 3D nano-patterns from a single master pattern using secondary sputtering lithography, which is a 10 nm scale patterning method that we have developed. A rapid etching rate in the bottom part of the PS pillar during the RIE ...
Witzel Isabell - - 2013
PURPOSE: The androgen receptor (AR) is intensively discussed as a prognostic and/or predictive marker in breast cancer patients. METHODS: We evaluated the value of AR mRNA expression with the Affymetrix HG-U 133A array in 3 different cohorts: a cohort of breast cancer patients who received adjuvant treatment (cohort A; n = 165), ...
N'koua-M'bon Jean-Bernard - - 2013
T4 breast cancers are a heterogeneous group. We conducted this study to analyze the differences between inflammatory and non-inflammatory T4 breast cancers. In a cross-sectional descriptive study over a period ranging from 2007 to 2010, we collected patients with T4 breast cancer. These patients were divided into two groups: a group of inflammatory ...
Ponraj Paramasivan - - 2013
Fluorescent pseudomonads catabolize glucose simultaneously by two different pathways, namely, the oxidative pathway in periplasm and the phosphorylative pathway in cytoplasm. This study provides evidence for the role of glucose metabolism in the regulation of pyoverdine synthesis in Pseudomonas putida S11. We have characterized the influence of direct oxidation of ...
Ananthakrishnan Ashwin N AN Gastrointestinal Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital Crohn's and Colitis Center, 165 Cambridge Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02114, USA. - - 2013
Abdominal abscesses are a common complication in Crohn's disease (CD). Percutaneous drainage of such abscesses has become increasingly popular and may deliver outcomes comparable to surgical treatment; however, such comparative data are limited from single-center studies. There have been no nationally representative studies comparing different treatment modalities for abdominal abscesses. ...
Sugita Rinya - - 2013
Tebipenem pivoxil, an oral carbapenem antibiotic for pediatric use, exhibits excellent clinical effects on acute otitis media (AOM). The present study was conducted to assess the pharmacokinetic profile of tebipenem in middle ear effusion and to examine the clinical efficacy of tebipenem pivoxil by calculating the values of the pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic ...
Hoashi Takaya - - 2013
Background: Intrapulmonary tunnel repair, called the Takeuchi technique, is a unique procedure for repairing anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA). Since 1986, we have clearly defined the indication for the Takeuchi technique based on the location of the left coronary artery (LCA) orifice. Methods and ...
Arnone John A JA - - 2013
Earthworms are among the world's most important ecosystem engineers because of their effects on soil fertility and plant productivity. Their dependence on plants for carbon, however, means that any changes in plant community structure or function caused by rising atmospheric CO(2) or loss of plant species diversity could affect earthworm ...
Scheiermann Christoph C Ruth L. and David S. Gottesman Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 10461, USA. - - 2013
Circadian rhythms, which have long been known to play crucial roles in physiology, are emerging as important regulators of specific immune functions. Circadian oscillations of immune mediators coincide with the activity of the immune system, possibly allowing the host to anticipate and handle microbial threats more efficiently. These oscillations may ...
Hoque Tasneem - - 2013
Advances in the management of hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) have resulted in improved survival. However, short and long-term mortality in patients with a restrictive atrial septum remains high. All neonates diagnosed with HLHS from 2003 to 2010 at our institution were evaluated. Patients who underwent atrial septostomy within the ...
Tahir Muhammad Nawaz - - 2013
The chemical modification and bioconjugation processes inside confined geometries by His-tagged silicatein promote sensitive changes in the polarity and surface charge density that mainly contribute to the ionic current rectification properties of the single conical nanopores.
Jeon Junho - - 2013
So far there is limited information on biotransformation mechanisms and products of polar contaminants in freshwater crustaceans. In the present study, metabolites of biocides and pharmaceuticals formed in Gammarus pulex and Daphnia magna were identified using liquid chromatography high resolution mass spectrometry. Different confidence levels were assigned to the identification ...
Pelissier A - - 2013
PURPOSE: Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) to address isolated condylar lesions is supposed to limit degenerative deterioration in neutrally aligned knees. Here, we report long-term results of the first-generation ACI technique with periosteal flap. METHODS: Twelve patients, 29 years old on average, were included on the basis of pre-operative MRI selection of ...
Mofid Hamid - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Since 2007, natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) has been applied in humans. We performed this prospective study to evaluate the transvaginal route in terms of risks, complication rate, and long-term side effects such as dyspareunia. METHODS: From June 2007 to September 2011, we performed 222 transvaginal hybrid NOTES ...
Elbendary Amal M - - 2013
PURPOSE: To assess fitting of rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses in patients with keratoconus, using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). METHODS: The study was conducted on 30 eyes of 30 keratoconic patients fitted with RGP lenses, namely Rose K2 lens. Biomicroscopic examination with and without RGP lens was done. ...
Bühren Katharina - - 2013
Body mass index (BMI) at admission is an important predictor of outcome in adolescent eating disorders. However, few studies have investigated BMI at admission, its changes in recent years, or modifying factors, such as duration of illness and age at onset in different geographical regions. Thus, this study aimed to ...
Doran Anthony G - - 2013
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are the most abundant genetic variant found in vertebrates and invertebrates. SNP discovery has become a highly automated, robust and relatively inexpensive process allowing the identification of many thousands of mutations for model and non-model organisms. Annotating large numbers of SNPs can be a ...
Robson J S - - 2013
On the special occasion of the society's Golden Jubilee Conference in Cardiff, as a historical institution a short review of its own history was apposite.
Rath W - - 2013
Placental-mediated pregnancy complications (PmC) like preeclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction and placental abruption are common causes of fetal and maternal morbidity and mortality. The high prevalence of hereditary thrombophilias in case-control studies associated with pathological morphological findings of the placenta in these cases gave evidence for the association between hereditary thrombophilias ...
Peng R R College of Life Sciences, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan 610064, - - 2013
Bax is a proapoptotic Bcl-2 family member that has a central role in the initiation of mitochondria-dependent apoptosis. However, the mechanism of Bax activation during apoptosis remains unsettled. It is believed that the activation of Bax is mediated by either dissociation from prosurvival Bcl-2 family members, or direct association with ...
Popli Subhash - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Extreme hyperglycemia (serum glucose ≥ 800 mg/dL or 44.4 mmol/L) is infrequently associated with impaired consciousness in patients on maintenance dialysis. The purpose of this study was to determine features of extreme hyperglycemia that bring about coma in dialysis patients who do not have any of the potential conditions, other than hyperglycemia, that ...
Wright Deborah S - - 2013
False images and videos can induce people to believe in and remember events that never happened. Using a novel method, we examined whether the timing of false evidence would influence its effect (Experiment 1) and determined the relationship between timing and repetition (Experiment 2). Subjects completed a hazard perception driving ...
Frings Christian - - 2013
Distractor-based retrieval of event files was assessed with a sequential priming experiment using a four-choice identification task. Pictures or sounds of four different animals (frog, chicken, lamb, singing bird) had to be categorized by pressing one of four keys. On each trial, a target and a distractor stimulus were presented ...
He Ting - - 2013
Background: Malnutrition-Inflammation Score (MIS) has proved to predict the prospective mortality in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients. However, its value of long-term mortality predictability in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients has not been adequately studied. Methods: A total of 155 chronic stable PD patients from November 2005 to December 2006 were enrolled. ...
Jain Vishal Kumar - - 2013
Anomalous preduodenal portal vein is a rare abdominal vascular variant; even rarer is the prepancreatic postduodenal position. We report an anomalous portal vein positioned in between duodenum and pancreatic head detected on contrast enhanced computed tomography. Awareness and accurate radiological interpretation of this unique and rare vascular pattern can prevent ...
Magnussen Robert A - - 2013
PURPOSE: While there are numerous anatomic contributors to patellar instability, the role of patella alta has been traditionally under-appreciated. The goal of this systematic review is to identify the described techniques for treating patella alta in skeletally mature patients with episodic patellar dislocation (EPD) and review their published results. METHODS: ...
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Ahead of her talk at the 2013 British Dental Conference & Exhibition, the British Dental Journal caught up with Gill Greenwood, to find out about the nitty-gritty of special care dentistry.
Peirson Leslea - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: This paper examines the development of a globally accessible online Registry of Knowledge Translation Methods and Tools to support evidence-informed public health. METHODS: A search strategy, screening and data extraction tools, and writing template were developed to find, assess, and summarize relevant methods and tools. An interactive website and ...
Henninger Benjamin - - 2013
Modern radiology offers countless opportunities both in the detection but also in the characterization of primary liver malignancies. Ultrasound remains usually the first exploratory overview study whereat using ultrasound contrast agent for a further characterization of liver lesions improves this technique considerably. Advanced cross-sectional imaging methods can, in most cases, ...
Grégoire J - - 2013
Lameness in sows has an economic impact on pig production and is a major welfare concern. The aim of the present project was to develop methods to evaluate and quantify lameness in breeding sows. Five methods to study lameness were compared between themselves and with visual gait scoring used as ...
Celik Ozlem - - 2013
The aim of the study was to assess female sexual dysfunction (FSD), quality of life and depression status in female patients with acromegaly. Fifty-seven sexually active female patients with acromegaly disease (21 controlled, 36 uncontrolled) monitored by Cerrahpasa Medical School, Endocrinology and Metabolism out-patient clinic and age and body mass ...
Yik Michelle - - 2013
The common within-subjects design of studies on the recognition of emotion from facial expressions allows the judgement of one face to be influenced by previous faces, thus introducing the potential for artefacts. The present study (N=344) showed that the canonical "disgust face" was judged as disgusted, provided that the preceding ...
Zanier Katia K Biotechnologie et Signalisation Cellulaire UMR 7242, Ecole Supérieure de Biotechnologie de Strasbourg, Boulevard Sébastien Brant, BP 10413, F-67412 Illkirch, - - 2013
E6 viral oncoproteins are key players in epithelial tumors induced by papillomaviruses in vertebrates, including cervical cancer in humans. E6 proteins target many host proteins by specifically interacting with acidic LxxLL motifs. We solved the crystal structures of bovine (BPV1) and human (HPV16) papillomavirus E6 proteins bound to LxxLL peptides ...
Tamaddon M - - 2013
Collagen type-II is the dominant type of collagen in articular cartilage and chondroitin sulfate is one of the main components of cartilage extracellular matrix. Afibrillar and fibrillar type-II atelocollagen scaffolds with and without chondroitin sulfate were prepared using casting and freeze-drying methods. The scaffolds were characterised to highlight the effects ...
Yoshida Yukinaga - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for superficial gastric neoplasm is a curative method. The aim of this study was to detect potential nonbleeding visible vessels (NBVVs) by using an infrared imaging (IRI) system. METHODS: A total of 24 patients (25 lesions) were consecutively enrolled between March 2010 and December 2010. ...
Cheng Gen-Yang - - 2013
Aim: To assess the prognostic implications of serum uric acid levels on patients with IgA nephropathy in a longitudinal 8-year follow-up study and to identify an association between serum uric acid levels and the clinical and pathological phenotypes of IgA nephropathy. Subjects and methods: We reviewed the files of all ...
Qiu Xu-Sheng XS Spine Surgery, Drum Tower Hospital, Nanjing University Medical School, No.321, Zhongshan Road, 210008, Nanjing, - - 2013
The pelvis as the biomechanical foundation of spine, plays an important role in the balance of the stance and gait through the multi-link spinal-pelvic system. If the pelvic axial rotation (PAR) exists in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients, it should theoretically have some effects on the body balance. To explore ...
Gillissen Freek - - 2013
BACKGROUND: It has been clearly shown that after elective colorectal surgery patients benefit from multimodal perioperative care programs. The Dutch Institute for Health Care Improvement started a breakthrough project to implement a multimodal perioperative care program of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS). This pre/post noncontrolled study evaluated the success of ...
Gaudio D - - 2013
This study aims at verifying the potential of a recent radiological technology, cone beam CT (CBCT), for the reproduction of digital 3D models which may allow the user to verify the inner morphology of sharp force wounds within the bone tissue. Several sharp force wounds were produced by both single ...
Polat Meltem - - 2013
Aim: To assess the utility of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) in both urine and serum as a follow-up marker for the discrimination of prerenal acute kidney injury (AKI) from intrinsic AKI in critically ill pediatric patients with established AKI at the time of patient presentation. Patients and methods: This was ...
Asberg Arne - - 2013
Background. Unbound iron binding capacity (UIBC) in serum, which is s-total iron binding capacity (2 times s- transferrin) minus s-iron, may be a more accurate marker of empty iron stores than serum transferrin saturation. Previously we have shown this for healthy females of childbearing age. Methods. Now we used receiver ...
Weber Y G - - 2013
Idiopathic epilepsies are genetically determined. They are characterized by the observed seizure types, an age-dependent onset, electroencephalographic criteria and concomitant symptoms, such as movement disorders or developmental delay. The main subtypes are the idiopathic (i) generalized, (ii) the focal epilepsies including the benign syndromes of early childhood and (iii) the ...
Zhu Lin - - 2013
A follow-up study has been carried out to assess the association between MTHFR polymorphisms (SNPs) and overall survival (OS) of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. Data on 411 CRC patients after surgery were tested for the MTHFR 677C > T and 1298A > C polymorphisms. For MTHFR C677T, patients with CT genotype (HR = 1.17; 95 % CI ...
Vernier J-P - - 2013
Bourassa et al. (Reports, 6 July 2012, p. 78) have suggested that deep convection associated with the Asian monsoon played a critical role in transporting sulfur dioxide associated with the Nabro volcanic eruption (13 June 2011) from the upper troposphere (9 to 14 kilometers) into the lower stratosphere. An analysis ...
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