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Navarro Ronald A RA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kaiser Permanente, South Bay, 25821 S Vermont Avenue, Harbor City, CA 90710, USA. - - 2013
Prior research about symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE) after shoulder arthroplasty has not determined whether procedure type (hemiarthroplasty, total shoulder arthroplasty, or reverse shoulder arthroplasty) or surgical indication (traumatic or elective) represent risk factors for VTE after shoulder replacement. We therefore asked whether the risk of symptomatic VTE events and mortality ...
Suzuki Norihiro - - 2013
By using novel triblock copolymer templates, thermally-stable ordered mesoporous SnO(2) thin films are synthesized through a solvent evaporation method. Owing to the high thermal stability of the triblock copolymer, the mesoporous structure is retained even after calcination at 600 °C. After the crystallization, the mesopore walls consist of small crystallite ...
Rush Tomas Allen - - 2013
The genus Meira currently contains three recently described species of mite-associated basidiomycete yeasts from Israel and Japan and is placed in the Exobasidiomycetes (Ustilaginomycotina) Incertae sedis. A previously undescribed species of Meira was isolated from the phylloplane of a magnolia leaf in Louisiana, USA. Herein, we describe Meira miltonrushii sp. ...
Hou Wen-Hsuan - - 2013
PURPOSE: A novel indicator called health-adjusted leave days (HALDs) is proposed. It integrates the opposite level of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) with the sick leave days (LDs) before return-to-work (RTW) to better measure the impact of injuries on occupational health. METHODS: A total of 1,167 limb injuries were consecutively ...
Rajpal Jurat S - - 2013
Background: Lecitin cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) deficiency comprises a group of rare disorders related to HDL metabolism. These disorders are characterized by ophthalmologic, hematologic, and renal findings. Case diagnosis/treatment: A 15-year-old female who presented with nephrotic syndrome and hypertension was diagnosed with LCAT deficiency by renal biopsy and LCAT enzyme activity. ...
Steinhilper Lisa - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: Changes in health behavior among women with breast cancer with respect to food intake, exercise and smoking habits are considered. We aimed to analyze (1) significant modifications of these behaviors about a year after breast cancer surgery and (2) the impact of social, medical and behavioral patient characteristics on ...
Hoyer Erik H EH Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, 600 N. Wolfe Street, Phipps 174, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA. - - 2013
Bimanual coordination is essential for everyday activities. It is thought that different degrees of demands may affect learning of new bimanual patterns. One demand is at the level of performance and involves breaking the tendency to produce mirror-symmetric movements. A second is at a perceptual level and involves controlling each ...
Gazinska Patrycja - - 2013
Basal-like invasive breast cancer is an important clinical group because of its association with a triple-negative phenotype defined by the lack of expression of estrogen, progesterone and human epidermal growth factor receptors 2, relative lack of therapeutic options and poor prognosis. However, depending on the method used to define these ...
Alieva Roza R - - 2013
Discharged obelin, a complex of coelenteramide and polypeptide, is a fluorescent protein produced from the photoprotein obelin, which is responsible for bioluminescence of the marine hydroid Obelia longissima. Discharged obelin is stable and nontoxic and its spectra are variable, and this is why it can be used as a fluorescent ...
Taylor Anne W - - 2013
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Research indicates that those who are worried about their health are more likely to change their in-appropriate behavioural-related risk factors. A national survey was undertaken to determine adults who correctly perceive and actually undertake in-appropriate behavioural-related risk factors (smoking, physical activity, alcohol intake, fruit and vegetable consumption, weight ...
Pongrácz Péter - - 2013
Several articles have been recently published on dogs' (Canis familiaris) performance in two-way object choice experiments in which subjects had to find hidden food by utilizing human pointing. The interpretation of results has led to a vivid theoretical debate about the cognitive background of human gestural signal understanding in dogs, ...
Cao Junyu - - 2013
Nano-multiple CaFe2O4/ZnFe2O4 pn junction thin films are prepared by pulsed laser deposition method for exploring the photoelectrochemical properties of the multiple-junction photo-electrodes. It is demonstrated that the CaFe2O4/ZnFe2O4 multiple-junction photo-electrodes could improve the photocurrent density and the onset potential remarkably. Furthermore, the multiple-junction photo-electrode based PEC cell also yields a ...
Martínez-Jiménez Verónica - - 2013
The opportunistic fungal pathogen Candida glabrata adheres tightly to epithelial cells in culture, mainly through the adhesin Epa1. EPA1 is the founding member of a family of up to 23 putative adhesin-encoding genes present in the C. glabrata genome. The majority of the EPA genes are localized close to the ...
Badri Shirinsadat - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN) may cause proteinuria as the main complication and is a strong risk factor for end-stage renal disease. Current therapeutic regimens provide only partial renoprotection. Data derived from both animal and human studies provide a scientific basis for the use of pentoxifylline as an antiproteinuric agent. OBJECTIVE: ...
Hernigou Jacques J Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Erasme University Hospital, 808, route de Lennik, 1070, Brussels, Belgium. - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of tobacco abuse in the consolidation of fractures. We retrospectively identified all patients with a diaphyseal fracture (femur, tibia, or humerus), between January 1999 and December 2010, in our orthopaedic trauma registry (Erasme hospital, Brussels, Belgium). Thirty-eight diaphyseal nonunions (ten ...
Knox Lucy - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: To raise professional awareness of factors that may influence the support offered by clinicians to people with acquired brain injury (ABI), and to consider the potential implications of these factors in terms of post-injury rehabilitation and living. Method: A review of the literature was conducted to identify factors ...
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There is an association between dental caries and obesity in children from industrialised countries but not from newly industrialised countries.
Anastassiades Constantinos P - - 2013
BACKGROUND: ERCP, especially therapeutic, is difficult in patients with Billroth II surgical reconstruction and is associated with a higher rate of complications. This has led to controversy on the choice between a forward-viewing and side-viewing endoscope for performing the procedure. A previous case series from Asia reported a high rate ...
Kowalczewski Jacek B - - 2013
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to assess bone graft incorporation after revision hip arthroplasty in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: We report an acetabular reconstruction using impacted, morselized, frozen, radiation sterilized bone allografts in 71 patients suffering from RA. There were sixty-six women and five men at ...
Baranyi Andreas - - 2013
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Our retrospective follow-up study aimed to explore the degree of overall mental distress in a cohort of solid-organ transplantation (SOT) recipients after liver, heart or lung transplantation. Furthermore, we investigated how overall mental distress is linked to health-related quality of life. METHODS: 123 SOT patients treated during the ...
Lee Choonsik C Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA. - - 2013
We developed models of lymphatic nodes for six pediatric and two adult hybrid computational phantoms to calculate the lymphatic node dose estimates from external and internal radiation exposures. We derived the number of lymphatic nodes from the recommendations in International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) Publications 23 and 89 at ...
Thomas M B - - 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; ...
Freistadt M - - 2013
Pluripotent hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) are critical in sustaining and constantly renewing the blood and immune system. The ability to alter biological characteristics of HSC by introducing and expressing genes would have enormous therapeutic possibilities. Previous unpublished work suggested that human HSC co-express CD34 (cluster of differentiation 34; an HSC ...
Zhang Rui-Qiao - - 2013
In this work, we reported a simple rapid and point-of-care magnetic immunofluorescence assay for avian influenza virus (AIV) and developed a portable experimental setup equipped with an optical fiber spectrometer and microfluidic device. We achieved the integration of immunomagnetic target capture, concentration, and fluorescence detection in the magnetic microfluidic chip. ...
Güven Dilek - - 2013
Serous macular detachment (SMD) may accompany optic disc pit (ODP) and cause visual loss if untreated. We want to present different therapeutic approaches and interesting optical coherence tomography (OCT) findings in three consecutive cases. In this case series, two patients with SMD and one patient with partial macular detachment and ...
Sabel Allison L - - 2013
Little is known about the prevalence of hematologic abnormalities in adults with severe anorexia nervosa. We report the first major analysis of hematologic dysfunction in such patients. We retrospectively analyzed the charts of 53 men and women with severe anorexia nervosa, admitted between October 2008 and December 2010 for medical ...
El-Hendawy Morad M - - 2013
We evaluate the minimum energy configuration (MM) and binding free energy (QM/MM and QM) of CO(2) to Rubisco, of fundamental importance to the carboxylation step of the reaction. Two structural motifs have been used to achieve this goal, one of which starts from the initial X-ray Protein Data Bank structure ...
Andoralov Viktor - - 2013
A flexible electrochemical micro(bio)sensor has been designed for determination of several biological compounds, specifically, ascorbate, dopamine, and glucose, in human lachrymal liquid (tears). The microsensor for simultaneous determination of ascorbate and dopamine concentrations was based on a gold microwire modified with the tetrathiafulvalen-7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane complex as a catalyst. To monitor glucose ...
Yang Song - - 2013
For time-to-event data, when the hazards are non-proportional, in addition to the hazard ratio, the absolute risk reduction and the restricted mean survival difference can be used to describe the time-dependent treatment effect. The absolute risk reduction measures the direct impact of the treatment on event rate or survival, and ...
Nakouné Emmanuel - - 2013
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Acute viral respiratory illnesses in children in sub-Saharan Africa have received relatively little attention, although they are much more frequent causes of morbidity and mortality than in developed countries. Active surveillance is essential to identify the causative agents and to improve clinical management, especially in the context of ...
Gurdal Enise Ece - - 2013
Abstract Synthesis and cytotoxic activities of 32 benzhydrylpiperazine derivatives with carboxamide and thioamide moieties were reported. In vitro cytotoxic activities of compounds were screened against hepatocellular (HUH-7), breast (MCF-7) and colorectal (HCT-116) cancer cell lines by sulphorhodamine B assay. In general, 4-chlorobenzhydrylpiperazine derivatives were more cytotoxic than other compounds. In ...
Wright Jonathan P - - 2013
We present mass spectrometric data demonstrating the effect that hydrogen has on a helium-based dielectric-barrier discharge (DBD) atmospheric-pressure plasma jet used as an ambient desorption/ionization (ADI) source. The addition of 0.9 % hydrogen to the helium support gas in a 35-W plasma jet increased signals for a range of test analytes, ...
Renne Paul R - - 2013
Mass extinctions manifest in Earth's geologic record were turning points in biotic evolution. We present (40)Ar/(39)Ar data that establish synchrony between the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary and associated mass extinctions with the Chicxulub bolide impact to within 32,000 years. Perturbation of the atmospheric carbon cycle at the boundary likely lasted less than ...
Hagebeuk Eveline E O - - 2013
Rett syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by cognitive and locomotor regression and stereotypic hand movements. The disorder is caused by mutations in the X chromosomal MECP2 a gene encoding methyl CpG-binding protein. It has been associated with disturbances of cerebral folate homeostasis, as well as with speculations on a ...
Kanazawa Akishige - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Although the utility of laparoscopic liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been recognized in recent years, the impact of the laparoscopic liver resection for HCC with complete liver cirrhosis (F4) is still unknown. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 56 patients who underwent partial hepatectomy for HCC (3 cm or smaller ...
Cho Ki Yeon - - 2013
A multiphase slurry for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries is prepared using an active material, a carbon conductive, a polymeric binder and a solvent, and its physicochemical characteristics is evaluated in this study. The polymer binder interacting with particles in the slurry plays a crucial role in constructing the internal configuration of ...
Kitagawa Hiroaki - - 2013
PURPOSE: A valved ventriculo-peritoneal shunt (V-P shunt) as a vesico-amniotic shunt (V-A shunt) preserves the filling/emptying cycle and normal bladder development in fetal lambs with bladder outlet obstruction. The optimal pressure for such shunts is unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We created obstructive uropathy in 60-day gestation fetal lambs. A V-A ...
Buck Thomas - - 2013
AIMS: To report the frequency of unsuspected pathologies detected by presurgical and/or postsurgical intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (IOTEE) and its impact on the extent of cardiac surgery and the number of pathologies remaining unoperated. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a 2-year study period, 469 patients (male/female = 273/196; age 68.0 ± 11.9 years) with presurgical and/or postsurgical ...
Cieplik N - - 2013
Inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, autoantibody driven celiac disease and infectious Whipple's disease can all be associated with neurological symptoms. The neurological manifestation may occur even before the gastrointestinal symptoms or the enteropathic symptoms can even be absent as in celiac disease. These diseases can be ...
Rakhlin Natalia - - 2013
ABSTRACT Two experiments tested whether Russian-speaking children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) are sensitive to gender agreement when performing a gender decision task. In Experiment 1, the presence of overt gender agreement between verbs and/or adjectival modifiers and postverbal subject nouns memory was varied. In Experiment 2, agreement violations were ...
Chen Fei - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical outcomes and radiographic results of patients who underwent single-level cervical arthroplasty using the Prestige LP. METHOD: Thirty-one patients with single-level cervical disc disease received the Prestige LP disc replacement from June 2008 to December 2009. The neck disability index (NDI), Japanese Orthopedic Association score (JOA) ...
Lambertz Nicole - - 2013
Aquaporins (AQP) are a growing family of water-channel proteins, numbering 13 to date. Recent studies have reported AQP1 and AQP4 to be involved in the development and resorption of brain edemas of different origin. Other AQPs have also been detected in brain tissue, but their impact on brain edema remains ...
Lee Su-Yeon - - 2013
Diacylglycerol (DAG) is an intermediate lipid involved in the synthesis of phospholipids and triglycerides. As signaling regulators, DAG activate novel protein kinase C leading to decreased response to insulin in skeletal muscle. Alteration of DAG contents correlates with development of metabolic dysregulation in obese and diabetic conditions. Recent advances in ...
López-Ortega Mariana - - 2013
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The burden of out of pocket spending for the Mexican population is high compared to other countries. Even patients insured by social security institutions have to face the cost of health goods, services or nonmedical expenses related to their illness. Primary caregivers, in addition, experience losses in productivity ...
Tha Goh Kelvin Kim - - 2013
The aim of this investigation was to characterize and explain the rheological behaviour observed for mixed solutions of maltodextrin and galactomannans. When 1% w/w guar gum was mixed with 3% w/w low DE maltodextrin (DE 1 or DE 2), the viscosity at low shear rates (∼0.1 to 10 s(-1)) decreased ...
Lin M - - 2013
A study was conducted to evaluate the main effects of dietary nitrate adaptation by cattle and alfalfa cell wall to starch ratio in in vitro substrates on nitrate disappearance and nitrite and volatile fatty acid (VFA) concentrations, as well as hydrogen (H2) and methane (CH4) accumulations. Rumen fluid from steers ...
Ogo Seiji - - 2013
Chemists have long sought to mimic enzymatic hydrogen activation with structurally simpler compounds. Here, we report a functional [NiFe]-based model of [NiFe]hydrogenase enzymes. This complex heterolytically activates hydrogen to form a hydride complex that is capable of reducing substrates by either hydride ion or electron transfer. Structural investigations were performed ...
Cavallini A - - 2013
The purpose of this study is to identify which factors are able to limit or hamper the access to systemic thrombolysis (evTPA) in Lombardia to define corrective interventions. We analyzed 1,015 patients with ischemic stroke admitted to emergency departments (ED) participating to the Lombardia Stroke Unit Registry and eligible for ...
Han Qian - - 2013
A chiral interface has been designed for specific recognition of carboxylic acids using multilayer architectures of β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) and methylene blue/reduce-graphene (MB@rGO) on glassy carbon electrodes. The advantages of β-CD as a chiral selector and MB@rGO composite as an electrochemical indicator were perfectly presented in this novel interface. It displayed ...
Kajiyama Hiroaki - - 2013
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to assess the long-term clinical outcome for patients with recurrent mucinous epithelial ovarian cancer (RmOC) in comparison with recurrent serous epithelial ovarian cancer (RsOC). METHODS: Three hundred and eighty-four patients with recurrent ovarian cancer, including 340 RsOC and 44 RmOC patients, were analyzed in this ...
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