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Sweeney Helen Anne - - 2013
The Great Recession of 2007-2009 adversely affected the financial stability of the community-based mental health infrastructure in Ohio. This paper presents survey results of the type of adaptive strategies used by Ohio community-based mental health organizations to manage the consequences of the economic downturn. Results were aggregated into geographical classifications ...
Nsondé Malanda Judith - - 2013
The Brazzaville cancer registry was created in 1996 with the support of the International Agency Research against Cancer (IARC) which is located in Lyon, France. The Brazzaville cancer registry is a registry which is based on population which records new cancer cases occurring in Brazzaville by using Canreg 4.0 Software. ...
Waters Mark T - - 2013
The structural homology of the daffodil corona has remained a source of debate throughout the history of botany. Over the years it has been separately referred to as a modified petal stipule, stamen and tepal. Here we provide insights from anatomy and molecular studies to clarify the early developmental stages ...
Koutroumpi S - - 2013
Cushing's Syndrome (CS) is associated with an increased mortality, where hypercoagulability seems to have a crucial role in both arterial and venous thrombosis. Parameters of in vitro thrombin generation (TG) such as lag time, peak thrombin and endogenous thrombin potential (ETP), that describe the time until thrombin burst, the peak ...
Jiang Teng - - 2013
Recent works have demonstrated a rare functional variant (R47H) in triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells (TREM) 2 gene, encoding TREM2 protein, increase susceptibility to late-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD), with an odds ratio similar to that of the apolipoprotein E ε4 allele. The reduced function of TREM2 was speculated to ...
Jafari Mehraneh D - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic surgery has become increasing popular, and its use has been proven safe. However, major vascular injuries during laparoscopic procedures can have devastating effects, and there is a paucity of information regarding their intraoperative management. Here we report our experience with laparoscopic vascular injury repair and analyze the available ...
Donnelly Joseph E - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Face-to-face weight management is costly and presents barriers for individuals seeking treatment; thus, alternate delivery systems are needed. The objective of this study was to compare weight management delivered by face-to-face (FTF) clinic or group conference calls (phone). DESIGN AND METHODS: Randomized equivalency trial in 295 overweight/obese men/women (BMI ...
Garoz-Ruiz Jesus - - 2013
A new long-optical-pathway spectroelectrochemical cell for absorptometric measurements in the UV-Vis region was developed. This cell consists of two optical fibers brought face to face and fixed on the working electrode support. As a proof of concept, the spectroelectrochemical cell was applied to the determination of catechol using a press-transferred ...
Moreno M - - 2013
RATIONALE: Previously we demonstrated reduced D(2/3) receptor availability in the ventral striatum of hyper-impulsive rats on the five-choice serial reaction time task (5-CSRTT). However, the anatomical locus of D(2/3) receptor dysfunction in high impulsive (HI) rats is unknown. OBJECTIVE: In the present study, we investigated whether D(2/3) receptor dysfunction in ...
Shin A A Clinical Enteric Neuroscience Translational and Epidemiological Research (CENTER), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, - - 2013
There is little information regarding gender-specific measurements of colonic transit and anorectal function in patients with defecation disorders (DD). To compare overall colonic transit by gender in DD. In 407 patients with constipation due to DD diagnosed by a single gastroenterologist (1994-2012), DD was characterized by anorectal manometry, balloon expulsion ...
Wang Ping - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Weight loss helps reduce the symptoms of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) in the obese, but weight regain after active weight loss is common. We investigated the changes and predictive role of circulating adipokines and sex hormones for weight regain in men during dietary intervention, and also the effect of ...
Marshall G M - - 2013
Children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and high minimal residual disease (MRD) levels after initial chemotherapy have a poor clinical outcome. In this prospective, single arm, Phase 2 trial, 111 Dutch and Australian children aged 1 to 18 years with newly diagnosed, t(9;22)-negative ALL, were identified among 1,041 consecutively enrolled ...
Esposito Maurizio - - 2013
In 1930, while R.A. Fisher, J.B.S. Haldane, E.B. Ford and S.G. Wright were laying the foundations of what a decade later J.S. Huxley dubbed "Modern Synthesis", E.S. Russell published a groundbreaking work, The Interpretation of Development and Heredity. In this book Russell not only condemned Mendelian genetics and neo-Darwinism, but ...
Effi Ahoua Benjamin - - 2013
The cancerous disease is a real pain in developed countries due to the ageing of the population. According to the World Report Cancer in 2000, cancer tends to be a major problem of public health in the developing nations. This study research aimed at describing the epidemiological features of cancers ...
Toyota Kentaro - - 2013
Lipoprotein glomerulopathy (LPG) is a hereditary disease characterized by lipoprotein thrombi in the glomerulus, hyperlipoproteinemia, and a marked increase in serum apolipoprotein E (APOE). More than 12 APOE mutations have been identified as causes of LPG, and APOE-Sendai (Arg145Pro) mutation was frequently detected in patients from the eastern part of ...
Knighton Richard C - - 2013
The dansyl fluorophore ligated to gold nanoparticles via imidazole and amine groups affords conjugates capable of detecting micromolar concentrations of the chemical warfare agent sulfur mustard by a fluorescence switching 'ON' displacement assay.
Baker David M DM Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, DC 20015, USA. - - 2013
Many reef-building corals form symbioses with dinoflagellates from the diverse genus Symbiodinium. There is increasing evidence of functional significance to Symbiodinium diversity, which affects the coral holobiont's response to changing environmental conditions. For example, corals hosting Symbiodinium from the clade D taxon exhibit greater resistance to heat-induced coral bleaching than ...
Kosmadakis George - - 2013
Pulmonary hypertension in end-stage renal disease patients is associated with significantly increased morbidity and mortality. The prevalence of pulmonary hypertension in dialysis patients is relatively high and varies in different studies from 17% to 49.53% depending on the mode of dialysis and other selection factors, such as the presence of ...
Shoji Hiroaki - - 2013
Thiophene-S,S-dioxidized diarylethenes introducing bulky substituents at the reactive positions were newly synthesized. The diarylethenes showed reversible photochromism, whereas the photocycloreversion reaction was suppressed by thiophene-oxidation. The diarylethene closed-ring isomers having secondary alkyl groups at the reactive positions were found to undergo thermal bleaching reactions which produce at least three types ...
O'Dwyer Sandra P - - 2013
Oil-in-water (O/W) emulsions were prepared using different concentrations of camelina or sunflower oil. Sodium caseinate was used as the emulsifier and dried glucose syrup as the wall material. Emulsions were subsequently spray dried to yield high-fat powders (71.7-85.0%). Emulsification and microencapsulation of bulk oils decreased their level of lipid oxidation ...
Boeke Caroline E - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: We examined associations of perinatal and 3-year leptin with weight gain and adiposity through 7 years. DESIGN AND METHODS: In Project Viva, we assessed plasma leptin from mothers at 26-28 weeks' gestation (n=893), umbilical cord vein at delivery (n=540), and children at 3 years (n=510) in relation to body ...
Aghazarian Artin - - 2013
PURPOSE: To evaluate the role of pathogens and moderate leukocytes on seminal interleukin (IL)-6, IL-8, and sperm parameters in men undergoing infertility investigation. METHODS: Semen samples from men (n = 171) were divided into three groups on the basis of leukocyte count: no leukocytes (L-; ≤0.1 × 10(6)/ml Mio/ml), moderate leukocytes (L±; >0.1 × 10(6)/ml and <1 × 10(6)/ml), ...
Chang Chih-Min - - 2013
We have recently showed that the weighted contact number profiles (or the packing density profiles) of proteins are well correlated with those of the corresponding sequence conservation profiles. The results suggest that a protein structure may contain sufficient information about sequence conservation comparable to that derived from multiple homologous sequences. ...
Wada H - - 2013
Factor XIII (FXIII) is a fibrin-stabilising factor consisting of catalytic A subunits (FXIII-A) and carrier B subunits (FXIII-B). FXIII-B prevents the fast clearance of FXIII-A from the circulation. Congenital FXIII-A deficiency is a rare bleeding disorder, and congenital FXIII-B deficiency is even rarer. Through our recent nationwide survey on "acquired ...
Raps M - - 2013
Use of combined oral contraceptives is associated with a three- to six-fold increased risk of venous thrombosis. Hormonal contraceptives induce acquired resistance to activated protein C (APC), which predicts the risk of venous thrombosis. The biological basis of the acquired APC resistance is unknown. Free protein S (PS) and free ...
Grave Riccardo Dalle - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Conflicting evidence exists as to weight loss produced by diets with different carbohydrate/protein ratio. We aimed to compare the long-term effects of high-protein vs. high-carbohydrate diet (HPD, HCD), combined with cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). DESIGN & METHODS: In a randomized trial, 88 obese participants (mean age, 46.7; mean BMI, ...
Haliasos Elena C - - 2013
The dermoscope allows physicians to examine the macroscopic and microscopic primary morphology of skin lesions, identify subtle clinical clues, confirm naked-eye clinical diagnoses, and monitor treatment progress while posing little threat to the young patient. This review summarizes important dermoscopic structures seen in infectious and inflammatory skin conditions and hair ...
Strehl Cindy - - 2013
Flow cytometry has become a widely-used and powerful tool for the characterization of cells according to their expression of specific proteins. However, sensitivity of this method is still limited since conventionally labeled antibodies can be conjugated with at maximum 1-10 dye molecules. This fact resulted in the need to develop ...
Miniszewska Joanna - - 2013
Many patients with psoriasis demonstrate psychological disturbances, including decreased health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The aim of this study was to evaluate selected personal resources and HRQoL in 168 in-patients with psoriasis vulgaris. The following questionnaires were used: Skindex-29, General Health Questionnaire, Coping with Skin Disease Scale, Acceptance of Illness ...
Cadková Zuzana - - 2013
Faecal excretion is a basic means of detoxification upon ingestion of Pb-contaminated feed. In order to determine a time course of Pb elimination after oral exposure to two different forms of this heavy metal (lead acetate vs. phyto-bound Pb), a feeding study was carried out in experimental rats using the ...
Kim Mi-Hyun - - 2013
In previous studies, insulin reversed the cardiac toxicity gradually induced by a continuous infusion of bupivacaine. In this randomized controlled study, we intended to simulate a more relevant clinical situation by injecting bupivacaine rapidly as a bolus to induce sudden-onset circulatory collapse in dogs. We then evaluated the insulin effect. ...
Dhakshinamoorthy Amarajothi - - 2013
Copper nanoparticles (Cu NPs) supported on diamond nanoparticles (D NPs) previously purified by Fenton treatment (Cu/D) followed by annealing with hydrogen (Cu/DH) are highly efficient and reusable heterogeneous catalysts for hydrogenation of styrene to ethylbenzene with the minimum productivity value of 30 617 cycles.
Kraus Anna Katharina - - 2013
Blocking the CD40-CD154 pathway prevents allograft rejection and induces donor-specific tolerance in various experimental models. However, the translation to clinical studies has been hampered by unexpected thromboembolic complications of CD154-blocking antibodies. Thus, blocking CD40 instead is now considered as an alternative strategy. Here, we evaluated the role of donor CD40 ...
Oliveira-Filho Aldemir B - - 2013
In this study, the prevalence, genotype frequency, and risk factors for HCV infection in 384 cocaine users were determined. One hundred twenty-four (32.3 %) cocaine users had anti-HCV antibodies and 120 (31.3 %) had HCV-RNA. Genotyping results indicated the predominance of genotypes 1 (73.3 %) and 3 (26.7 %). Multivariate analysis showed an association ...
Yan Jingyin - - 2013
Disruption of blood brain barrier (BBB) with subsequent subarachnoid contrast extravasation and cerebral edema is a rare complication of intra-arterial contrast administration. We report a patient with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who developed such a complication. A 63-year-old man with a history of left orbital apex syndrome on hemodialysis (HD) ...
Takayama Satoru - - 2013
PURPOSES: Single-incision laparoscopic surgery improves the cosmetic outcome after surgery. We herein report six cases of successful single-incision laparoscopic (SILS) herniorrhaphy. METHODS: Six patients, five with unilateral inguinal hernias and one with bilateral inguinal hernias, underwent SILS herniorrhaphy. A Covidien SILS port was inserted via an umbilical incision, through which ...
Yamaguchi Takanori - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to reveal individual variations in Koch's triangle using NavX and to evaluate the efficacy of the NavX-guided slow pathway ablation. METHODS: A regional geometry around Koch's triangle was constructed in 42 consecutive patients with atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT), and a bipolar electrogram map was created ...
Bijlsma A Y - - 2013
Skeletal muscle is important in insulin-stimulated glucose uptake. Sarcopenia is, therefore, a possible risk factor for insulin resistance. Currently, different diagnostic criteria for sarcopenia include low muscle mass, muscle strength, and walking speed. We assessed these muscle characteristics in relation to insulin resistance in nondiabetics. This cross-sectional study included 301 ...
Percec Virgil - - 2013
The dendronized perylene 3,4:9,10-tetracarboxylic acid bisimide (PBI), (3,4,5)12G1-1-PBI was reported by our laboratory to self-assemble into complex helical columns containing dimers of dendronized PBI with one molecule in each stratum, different intra- and interdimer rotation angles but identical intra- and interdimer distance of 3.5Å, exhibiting a four-strata 21 helical repeat. ...
Mori Hirohito - - 2013
BACKGROUND: No reliable pure natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) mechanical counter traction (MCT) device for the flexible endoscope to obtain a sufficient surgical endoscopic field has yet been developed. Our experience with 10 cases of hybrid NOTES prompted the realization of the importance of an MCT device for the ...
Piacenza Massimiliano - - 2013
This paper aims to assess the impact on citizens' well-being of fiscal discipline imposed by the central government on subnational governments. Because healthcare policies involve strategic interactions between different layers of governments in many different countries, we focus on a particular dimension of well-being, namely citizens' health. We model fiscal ...
Venkatakrishnan A J AJ MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 0QH, UK. - - 2013
G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are physiologically important membrane proteins that sense signalling molecules such as hormones and neurotransmitters, and are the targets of several prescribed drugs. Recent exciting developments are providing unprecedented insights into the structure and function of several medically important GPCRs. Here, through a systematic analysis of high-resolution GPCR ...
Matsuda Tomoyuki - - 2013
A thin film of sodium manganese ferrocyanide, Na(1.32)Mn[Fe(CN)(6)](0.83)·3.5H(2)O, exhibits discharge capacity (= 109 mA h g(-1)) and discharge voltage (3.4 V in average) at 0.5 C against Na in aprotic solvent. The ex situ XRD experiments reveal that the host framework remains cubic without showing any structural phase transition during ...
Grossgasteiger Manuel - - 2013
Transesophageal echocardiography is recommended to monitor left ventricular (LV) size and function in various operations. Generally, two-dimensional (2D) methods are applied intraoperatively. The aim of this study was to compare the accuracy and feasibility of 6 commonly used 2D methods to assess LV function during surgery. LV function in 120 ...
Guglin Maya - - 2013
In heart failure (HF), longitudinal changes in ventricular ejection fraction are poorly studied. The authors' objective was to document the dynamic changes in systolic function of both ventricles during acute HF and after a 3-month follow-up period, and to identify factors associated with ventricular improvement. A limited access dataset from ...
Fujita Kishu - - 2013
A 59-year-old female underwent surgery for a primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma. She presented with progressive dyspnea, and several imaging studies demonstrated a 65 × 22 mm tumor in the aortopulmonary window, accompanied by massive pericardial effusion. The tumor was successfully excised with clean surgical margins under cardiopulmonary bypass, followed by patch reconstruction of ...
Brunelli Roberta M - - 2013
The objective of this study was to assess the effects of 780-nm low-level laser therapy at different periods of 7, 14 and 21 days after cryolesion, including the dose (10 or 50 J/cm(2)), to promote a better muscle repair evidenced by histopathological and immunohistochemical analyses. Fifty-four male rats were divided into three ...
Baertling Fabian - - 2013
Leigh syndrome is a neurometabolic disorder commonly associated with disturbed oxidative phosphorylation, which leads to bilateral symmetric necrotizing lesions in the central nervous system. Neurological symptoms may be accompanied by cutaneous abnormalities. Here, we present images of distinct hypertrichosis in an otherwise asymptomatic one-year-old patient with pathogenic SURF1 gene mutations. ...
Larsen S B - - 2013
Inflammation has been proposed to modify platelet function. This may lead to increased platelet reactivity and reduced antiplatelet drug efficacy in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). However, this hypothesis has not been investigated in stable CAD patients receiving aspirin as mono antiplatelet therapy. It was the objective of this ...
Lorenz Kerstin - - 2013
PURPOSE: Calcitonin screening aims at uncovering occult medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) in patients with nodular thyroid disease. Elevated basal calcitonin serum levels call for calcitonin stimulation, the level of which may direct the extent of surgery. Because pentagastrin has become restricted, calcium has increasingly been used instead for stimulation. This ...
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