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Jentzsch Thorsten T Department of Orthopaedics, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, - - 2013
Reconstruction of the extensor mechanism after resection of the proximal tibia is challenging, and several methods are available. A medial gastrocnemius flap commonly is used, although it may be associated with an extensor lag. This problem also is encountered, although perhaps to a lesser extent, with other techniques for reconstruction ...
Prakash Shiva S Department of Orthopaedics, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, - - 2013
A few animal studies have shown that IL-6 can serve as an early marker of fat embolism syndrome. The degree to which this is true in human trauma victims is unknown. In this clinical study, we sought to determine (1) whether elevated serum IL-6 levels at 6, 12, and 24 ...
Schickedanz Adam A Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue, M691, San Francisco, CA, 94143, USA. - - 2013
Electronic and internet-based tools for patient-provider communication are becoming the standard of care, but disparities exist in their adoption among patients. The reasons for these disparities are unclear, and few studies have looked at the potential communication technologies have to benefit vulnerable patient populations. To characterize access to, interest in, ...
Mehta Sapna S Department of Infection Control, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY 10009, - - 2013
Hospital-acquired infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are a source of morbidity and mortality. S. aureus is the most common pathogen in prosthetic joint infections and the incidence of MRSA is increasing. The purposes of this study were (1) to determine the MRSA prevalence density rate at a specialty ...
Bellofiore Alessandro A Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2146 Engineering Centers Building, 1550 Engineering Drive, Madison, WI 53706, - - 2013
The right ventricle (RV) is a pulsatile pump, the efficiency of which depends on proper hemodynamic coupling with the compliant pulmonary circulation. The RV and pulmonary circulation exhibit structural and functional differences with the more extensively investigated left ventricle (LV) and systemic circulation. In light of these differences, metrics of ...
Rogers Michael S MS Vascular Biology Program, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA. - - 2013
We have observed substantial differences in angiogenic responsiveness in mice and have mapped the genetic loci responsible for these differences. We have found that the albino mutation is one of the loci responsible for such differences. Using B6.A consomic strains, we determined that chromosome 7 bears a locus that inhibits ...
Zeng L L Department of Oral Biology, College of Dentistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, - - 2013
Three genes predicted to encode the A, B and C domains of a sugar : phosphotransferase system (PTS) permease specific for galactose\(EII(Gal) ) were identified in the genomes of 35 of 57 recently sequenced isolates of Streptococcus mutans, the primary etiological agent of human dental caries. Mutants defective in the EII(Gal) complex ...
Methner Carmen C Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke's Hospital Box 110, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, - - 2013
Protein kinase G type I (PKGI) plays a critical role in survival signaling of pre- and postconditioning downstream of cardiac cGMP. However, it is unclear whether PKGI exerts its protective effects in the cardiomyocyte or if other cardiac cell types are involved, and whether nitric oxide (NO) metabolism can target ...
Behrendt Florian F FF Department of Nuclear Medicine, RWTH Aachen University, Pauwelsstraße 30, 52057 Aachen, Germany. - - 2013
To evaluate the effect of contrast medium dose adjustment for body surface area (BSA) compared with a fixed-dose protocol in combined positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) (PET/CT). One hundred and twenty patients were prospectively included for (18)F-2-deoxy-fluor-glucose ((18)F-FDG)-PET/CT consisting of a non-enhanced and a venous contrast-enhanced CT, ...
Lee Eun Jung EJ Department of Radiology, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, School of Medicine, 351 Yatapdong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do 463-712, - - 2013
To evaluate which shear wave elastography (SWE) parameter proves most accurate in the differential diagnosis of solid breast masses. One hundred and fifty-six breast lesions in 139 consecutive women (mean age: 43.54 ± 9.94 years, range 21-88 years), who had been scheduled for ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, were included. Conventional ultrasound and SWE ...
Fingert John H JH Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences - - 2014
The gene that causes normal tension glaucoma (NTG) in a large pedigree was recently mapped to a region of chromosome 12q14 (GLC1P) that contains the genes TBK1, XPOT, RASSF3, and GNS. We sought to investigate the structure of the chromosome 12q14 duplication and explore the ocular expression of GLC1P locus ...
Wright Jason D JD Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 161 Fort Washington Ave, Eighth Floor, New York, NY 10032, USA. - - 2013
Although robotically assisted hysterectomy for benign gynecologic conditions has been reported, little is known about the incorporation of the procedure into practice, its complication profile, or its costs compared with other routes of hysterectomy. To analyze the uptake of robotically assisted hysterectomy, to determine the association between use of robotic ...
Buysse Daniel J DJ Neuroscience Clinical and Translational Research Center, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. - - 2013
Insomnia is one of the most prevalent health concerns in the population and in clinical practice. Clinicians may be reluctant to address insomnia because of its many potential causes, unfamiliarity with behavioral treatments, and concerns about pharmacologic treatments. To review the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of insomnia in adults. Systematic ...
Zarychanski Ryan R University of Manitoba, Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Critical Care, University of Manitoba, ON2056-675 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0V9, Canada. - - 2013
Hydroxyethyl starch is commonly used for volume resuscitation yet has been associated with serious adverse events, including acute kidney injury and death. Clinical trials of hydroxyethyl starch are conflicting. Moreover, multiple trials from one investigator have been retracted because of scientific misconduct. To evaluate the association of hydroxyethyl starch use ...
Cohen Sheldon S Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA. - - 2013
Although leukocyte telomere length is associated with mortality and many chronic diseases thought to be manifestations of age-related functional decline, it is not known whether it relates to acute disease in younger healthy populations. To determine whether shorter telomeres in leukocytes, especially CD8CD28- T cells, are associated with decreased resistance ...
Schuetz Philipp P Medical University Department, Kantonsspital Aarau, Tellstrasse, CH-5001 Aarau, Switzerland. - - 2013
In patients with respiratory tract infection, is measurement of procalcitonin to guide antibiotic prescriptions associated with reduced antibiotic exposure without increases in all-cause mortality or treatment failure? The measurement of procalcitonin to guide initiation and duration of antibiotic treatment in patients with respiratory tract infections of varying severity is associated ...
Businge Edward - - 2013
Somatic embryogenesis (SE) represents a useful experimental system for studying the regulatory mechanisms of embryo development. In this study, the effect of carbohydrates and osmoticum on storage reserve accumulation and germination of Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst) somatic embryos were investigated. Using time lapse photography, we monitored development from ...
Alvarez-Del Arco Debora - - 2013
The aim of this study was to describe perceived abuse in adult Spanish and Ecuadorian women and men and to assess its association with mental health.A population-based survey was conducted in Spain in 2006. Data were taken from a probabilistic sample allowing for an equal number of men and women, ...
Heinecke Julie L - - 2013
The water-soluble ferriheme model FeIII(TPPS) mediates oxygen atom transfer from inorganic nitrite to a water soluble phosphine (tppts), dimethyl sulfide, and the biological thiols cysteine (CysSH) and glutathione (GSH). The products with the latter reductant are the respective sulfenic acids CysS(O)H and GS(O)H, although these reactive intermediates are rapidly trapped ...
Flowers Paul Anthony - - 2013
The development of spectroscopic and electrochemical devices that can accommodate very small samples is of considerable importance to many areas of science and technology. We report here on the design and characteristics of a simple apparatus for the electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical analysis of submicroliter aqueous samples. The device is easily ...
Arts Derek - - 2013
Aromatic organoarsenicals p-arsanilic acid (pAsA) and roxarsone (ROX) are used as feed additives in developing countries that allow the use of arsenic-containing compounds in their poultry industry. These compounds are introduced to the environment through the application of contaminated poultry litter. Little is known about the surface chemistry of these ...
Shilling Val - - 2013
AIM: To review the qualitative and quantitative evidence of the benefits of peer support for parents of children with disabling conditions in the context of health, well-being, impact on family, and economic and service implications. METHOD: We comprehensively searched multiple databases. Eligible studies evaluated parent-to-parent support and reported on the ...
Gao Hong-Ying - - 2013
On-surface synthesis is a promising approach for constructing covalently bound nanostructures. However, the number of reliable chemical reactions suitable for on-surface chemistry is very limited. Arylalkynes can be coupled at various surfaces in a novel 2D Glaser coupling. This approach can be used for constructing conjugated materials directly on surfaces.
Dellal Alexandre - - 2013
BACKGROUND: In modern professional soccer, the ability to recover from official match-play and intense training is often considered a determining factor in subsequent performance. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of playing multiple games with a short recovery time between matches on physical activity, technical performance and injury rates. METHODS: The ...
Calle Luis - - 2013
Herein, we describe the use of thioglycosides as glycosidase inhibitors by employing novel modifications at the reducing end of these glycomimetics. The inhibitors display a basic galactopyranosyl unit (1→4)-bonded to a 3-deoxy-4-thiopentopyranose moiety. The molecular basis of the observed inhibition has been studied by using a combination of NMR spectroscopy ...
Panciera Michele - - 2013
Metal-directed supramolecular construction represents one of the most powerful tools to prepare a large variety of structures and functions. The ability of metals to organize different numbers and types of ligands with a variety of geometries (linear, trigonal, octahedral, etc.) expands the supramolecular synthetic architecture. We describe here the precise ...
Santoro Federica - - 2013
Comment on: Latos PA, et al. Science 2012; 338:1469-72.
Birkeland Anna-Lena - - 2013
This paper aims to describe the nature of pediatric cardiology teams (PCTs) based in Sweden through the use of a mixed methods approach. Questionnaires examining issues about the organization/ways of working, functions/tasks and attitudes were answered by 30 PCTs. Focus group interviews were conducted with six PCTs, selected purposefully by ...
Zhu Y - - 2013
High-molecular-weight comb-shaped cationic copolymers have been of interest and importance as non-viral gene delivery carriers. Poly(DL-aspartamide)-based biomaterials with good degradability and excellent biocompatibility could be used as the potential backbones of gene vectors. In this work, atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) was proposed to prepare the biocleavable and biodegradable comb-shaped ...
Berchtold Beat - - 2013
ABSTRACT: A 5-1/2-month-old female Holstein-Friesian calf was presented with a history of recurring ruminal tympany and poor development. The absence of lung sounds on the right hemithorax suggested a right-sided intrathoracic pathology. Radiography and computed tomography revealed a large thin-walled cavernous lesion with a gas-fluid interface which almost completely filled ...
Lee Ya-Ling - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: A correlation has been found between periodontal disease (PD) and stroke. This study was conducted to investigate whether dental prophylaxis and periodontal treatment reduce the incidence rate (IR) of ischemic stroke. METHODS: We identified 510 762 PD cases and 208 674 non-PD subjects from January 1, 2000, ...
Zeller J - - 2013
Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) constitutes a highly prevalent comorbidity in patients with chronic heart failure (HF, approximately 45 %). Both diseases are related in a bidirectional way: Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) can contribute to the development of HF via multiple mechanisms. Apnoea-related acute rise of cardiac afterload as well as manifest ...
Lee Dong Kyu - - 2013
ABSTRACT: Bronchial obstruction due to a tumor embolus of the contralateral lung during pneumonectomy is an uncommon and fatal complication. According to previous cases, a bronchial balloon of double-lumen endotracheal tube (DLT) could prevent a dislodged tumor from traveling to the contralateral lung. We experienced a tumor embolism from the ...
Beghi Ettore - - 2013
Our objective was to assess the effects of acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) with riluzole on disability and mortality of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Definite/probable ALS patients, 40-70 years of age, duration 6-24 months, self-sufficient (i.e. able to swallow, cut food/handle utensils, and walk), and with forced vital capacity (FVC) > 80% entered ...
Indumathi D - - 2013
The estrogenic monomer bisphenol-A (BPA) is an endocrine-disrupting chemical used in the production of epoxy resins, plastic food and beverage containers, leading to ubiquitous human exposure. Environmentally relevant doses of BPA have profound effects on mice endocrine pancreas. It increases pancreatic insulin content and favors postprandial hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance ...
Wan Y F - - 2013
Here we describe the morphologies of Au nanocrystals self-assembled in fcc 3D superlattices called supracrystals. The average size of the nanocrystals is either 5 or 7 nm with a very small size distribution (<7%). The coating agents used to stabilize the nanocrystals are dodecanethiol (C(12)H(25)-SH), tetradecanethiol (C(14)H(29)-SH), and hexadecanethiol (C(16)H(33)-SH). ...
Kelley Matthew R - - 2013
A series of seven [Ir{ArNC(NR(2))NAr}(cod)] complexes (1a-1g; where R = Me or Et; Ar = Ph, 4-MeC(6)H(4), 4-MeOC(6)H(4), 2,6-Me(2)C(6)H(3), or 2,6-(i)Pr(2)C(6)H(3); and cod = 1,5-cyclooctadiene) were synthesized by two different methods from the neutral guanidines, ArN═C(NR(2))NHAr, using either MeLi and [{Ir(cod)}(2)(μ-Cl)(2)] or [{Ir(cod)}(2)(μ-OMe)(2)]. Reaction of 1a-1g with CO produced the ...
Takeuchi Akihiko - - 2013
The receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) is a pattern-recognition receptor and its engagement by ligands such as high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) is implicated in tumor growth and metastasis. Low-molecular weight heparin (LMWH) has an antagonistic effect on the RAGE axis and is also reported to exert ...
Lapprand Antony - - 2013
A series of P-chirogenic oligomers of the type (-C≡C-aryl-C≡C-PtL(2)-)(n) [L = (R)- and (S)-P(Ph)(iPr)(C(17)H(35)); aryl = 1,4-benzene, 2,1,3-benzothiadiazole] along the corresponding achiral analogues (L = PBu(3)) and model complexes PhC≡CPtL(2)C≡CPh were prepared from the ephedrine strategy and were fully characterized [(1)H, (31)P NMR; IR; small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS); gel permeation ...
Hu Li-Li - - 2013
Three new lanostanoid triterpenes, 3β,7β,15β-trihydroxy-11,23-dioxo-lanost-8,16-dien-26-oic acid (1), 3β,7β,15β-trihydroxy-11,23-dioxo-lanost-8,16-dien-26-oic acid methyl ester (2), and 3β,15β-dihydroxy-7,11,23-trioxo-lanost-8,16-dien-26-oic acid methyl ester (3) were isolated from the EtOAc extract of the fruiting bodies of Ganoderma tropicum. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopy as well as MS. The bioassay ...
Zhu Zhi-Tu - - 2013
In this paper, the microbial transformation of desacetylcinobufagin (1) by Fusarium avenaceum AS 3.4594 was investigated, and four metabolites were isolated and characterized as 3-keton-desacetylcinobufagin (2), 3-epi-desacetylcinobufagin (3), bufadienolide A (4), and 15β,16α-dihydroxyl-17βH-bufalin (5), respectively. Among them, 4 and 5 are new compounds. The cytotoxicities of transformed products (2-5) against ...
Jain Kunal S - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Second primary malignancies (SPMs) are the leading cause of death in survivors of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Synchronous SPMs are of significant clinical interest because they potentially can be identified by screening procedures at the time of diagnosis of the index cancer. Recently, human papillomavirus (HPV) ...
Olsson Bo - - 2013
Abstract Background: A validated method to predict lung deposition for inhaled medication from in vitro data is lacking in spite of many attempts to correlate in vitro and in vivo outcomes. By using an in vivo-like in vitro setup and analyzing inhalers from the same batches, both in vitro and ...
Li Xin - - 2013
A highly enantioselective catalytic double-Michael addition reaction of substituted benzofuran-2-ones with divinyl ketones promoted by readily accessible tertiary amine-thiourea Cinchona alkaloids has been developed. A number of optically enriched spirocyclic benzofuran-2-ones were prepared in very good yields (up to 99 %), diastereoselectivities (up to 19:1 d.r.), and very good enantioselectivities (up ...
Frigerio Christian - - 2013
A novel strategy for immobilization of CdTe quantum dots (QDs) onto amino functionalized solid supports was developed. QDs capped with compounds holding an amino group were covalently bonded to the substrate under mild reaction conditions, exhibiting great stability and strong luminescence.
Bardini Luca - - 2013
We describe for the fist time the electro-oxidative synthesis and passivating properties of surface films of polyallylamine and co-polymers of allylamine and diallylamine. Cyclic voltammetry and impedance spectra show that the films exhibit high charge transfer resistance and that the addition of diallylamine causes improvements in the compactness and stability ...
Leipsic Jonathon - - 2013
Purpose:To assess the prevalence, extent, severity, and risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients suspected of having CAD but with no medically modifiable risk factors.Materials and Methods:Institutional review board approval or waiver of consent was obtained at each center. This study was HIPAA compliant. From an international multicenter cohort ...
Wang Aiqin - - 2013
With diminishing fossil resources and increasing concerns about environmental issues, searching for alternative fuels has gained interest in recent years. Cellulose, as the most abundant nonfood biomass on earth, is a promising renewable feedstock for production of fuels and chemicals. In principle, the ample hydroxyl groups in the structure of ...
Lango Miriam - - 2013
Background The impact of extranodal extension (ENE) of metastatic papillary carcinoma (PTC) on short and long-term clinical outcomes, including biochemical testing, has not been reported. Methods This single-institution National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center cohort study included patients with macroscopic metastases and excluded patients with gross residual disease after surgery, ...
Abarikwu S O - - 2013
Cadmium (Cd) is known to cause oxidative damage in the testes of rats. The aim of this study was to investigate the protective role of rutin (RUT, 30 mg/kg) and selenium (Se, 0.15 ppm) alone or in combination against Cd (200 ppm)-induced lipid peroxidation, steroidogenesis and changes in antioxidant defence ...
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