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Sakai Takashi T Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-2, Yamadaoka, 565-0871, Suita, Japan. - - 2013
Modular acetabular reconstructive cups have been introduced in an attempt to offer initial rigid fixation by iliac lag screws and ischial pegs, to support bone grafts with a flanged metal socket, and to restore original hip center in acetabular revision. The purpose of this study was to clarify minimum ten ...
Szolcsányi János - - 2013
Introduction: The selective excitatory action of capsaicin followed by long-term chemoanalgesia due to an action on the 'capsaicin receptor' of C-polymodal nociceptors, cloned 15 years ago, opened up fascinating perspectives for a class of nociceptor blocking analgesics. Areas covered: The TRPV1/capsaicin receptor is an integrative, chemoceptive, noxious heat-gated cation channel ...
Richter Astrid - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: The present study is a 10-year comparison (1997 vs. 2007) of occupational and health aspects before and after the implementation of the European Working Time Directive on German hospital physicians. A major focus is whether the changes in working conditions are accompanied by a lower risk for burnout. METHODS: ...
Longest P Worth PW Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, 401 West Main Street, P.O. Box 843015, Richmond, VA 23284-3015, USA. - - 2013
Aerosol delivery efficiency during noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is known to be low (~10%) and is associated with poor outcomes of aerosol therapy. The objective of this study was to demonstrate the benefit of redesigning ventilation circuit components using a streamlining approach to improve aerosol delivery during nasal high flow therapy ...
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 ...
Gutiérrez-Dávila Marcos - - 2013
Abstract The aim of this study was to test the effect that changing targets during a simple long lunge attack in fencing exerts on the temporal parameters of the reaction response, the execution speed, and the precision and the coordination of the movement pattern. Thirty fencers with more than 10 ...
Kavurmacı Murat - - 2013
This paper focuses on the evaluation of water quality variations in Hirfanlı Water Reservoir, which is one of the most important water resources in Turkey, through EO-1 (Earth Observing-1) Advanced Land Imager (ALI) multispectral data and real-time field sampling. The study was materialized in 20 different sampling points during the ...
Felten Michael K - - 2013
PURPOSE: In patients developing malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) or lung cancer, using effective tumour markers is the quickest way to ensure early diagnosis and improve survival time. The aim of our study was to assess the influence of age and asbestos exposure on the blood levels of the proposed tumour ...
Furuta Shunsuke - - 2013
Antineutrophil cytoplasm antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) is a group of vasculitides characterized by small-to-medium-sized blood vessel vasculitis and the presence of ANCA. Although our understanding of the causes of AAV remains limited, new information supporting an autoimmune basis is emerging. This review highlights recent progresses in etiology, pathogenesis, classification, and ...
Vierck Charles J CJ Department of Neuroscience, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610-0244, USA. - - 2013
Ramp-and-hold heat stimulation with a Peltier thermode is a standard procedure for quantitative sensory testing of human pain sensitivity. Because myelinated and unmyelinated nociceptive afferents respond preferentially to changing and steady temperatures, respectively, ramp-and-hold heat stimulation could assess processing of input from A-delta nociceptors early and C nociceptors late during ...
González-Molero I - - 2013
The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between obesity and vitamin D status cross-sectionally, the relationship between obesity and the incidence of hypovitaminosis D prospectively and inversely the relationship between vitamin D status and incidence of obesity in a population-based cohort study in Spain. At baseline (1996-1998), ...
Chen Lichin - - 2013
Disease management is a program which attempts to overcome the fragmentation of healthcare system and improve the quality of care. Many studies have proven the effectiveness of disease management. However, the case managers were spending the majority of time in documentation, coordinating the members of the care team. They need ...
Biancardi Alessandro - - 2013
The fluorescent probe 4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI) is a dye known to interact with polynucleotides in a non-univocal manner, both intercalation and minor groove binding modes being possible, and to specifically change its photophysical properties according to the different environments. To investigate this behavior, quantum-mechanical calculations using time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT), ...
Quevedo Ivan R - - 2013
A clear understanding of the factors controlling the deposition behavior of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs), such as quantum dots (QDs), is necessary for predicting their transport and fate in natural subsurface environments and in water filtration processes. A quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring (QCM-D) was used to study the effect ...
Rodriguez L L Center for Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, Division of Gastroenterology Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA. - - 2013
The metabolic pathways associated with colonic motility are unknown. To identify potential metabolic targets for treatment of constipation, we examined the metabolic profile before and after a meal challenge in a cohort of children with constipation and determined its relationship with postprandial colon motility patterns. In this prospective study, 187 ...
Fitzgerald J E F - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Fellowship posts are increasingly common and offer targeted opportunities for training and personal development. Despite international demand, there is little objective information quantifying this effect or the motivations behind undertaking such a post. The present study investigated surgical trainees' fellowship aims and intentions. METHODS: An electronic, 38-item, self-administered questionnaire ...
Kumar Monisha A - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Red blood cell transfusion (RBCT) may increase the risk of thrombotic events (TE) in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) through changes induced by storage coupled with SAH-related hypercoagulability. We sought to investigate the association between RBCT and the risk of TE in patients with SAH. METHODS: 205 ...
Dong Hao - - 2013
With abundant energy levels of 4f electron configurations, trivalent lanthanide ions (Ln(3+)) are endowed with unique and fascinating luminescent properties. Inheriting the native transition behaviour of the lanthanide ions, Ln(3+) based nanomaterials have aroused great interest for a wide range of applications, including lighting and displays, optical fibers and amplifiers, ...
Dheda Shehreen S - - 2013
Ti alloys, such as Ti6Al4V, are currently used in biomedical and dental implant applications. Ti alloys are used because they are stronger than commercially pure (CP) Ti due to the presence of alloying elements. However, toxicity of alloying elements during long-term use of implants is of concern. Another means of ...
Motazedian M - - 2013
Differentiated thyroid carcinoma is rare in patients younger than 21 years, especially in children, but it is associated with a greater risk of metastases and recurrence. The aim of our study was to compare the characteristics, clinical course, and outcome of the disease between young children (≤16 years) and adolescents (17-21 years). We ...
Wu Hao - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Human miR-34c has been reported to be associated with various human malignancies; however, it remains unknown whether miR-34c is involved in chemoresistance in gastric cancer. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of miR-34c in gastric cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The adenosine triphosphate-based tumor chemosensitivity assay ...
Ayrignac Xavier - - 2013
Introduction: Sensory chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) can be difficult to diagnose. Method: We report 22 patients with chronic sensory polyneuropathy with ≥1 clinical sign atypical for chronic idiopathic axonal polyneuropathy (CIAP) but no electrodiagnostic criteria for CIDP. Results: Clinical signs atypical for CIAP were: sensory ataxia (59%), generalized areflexia ...
Alius Manuela G - - 2013
Although respiratory symptoms are relevant for diagnosis and etiology of panic disorder, anxiety responses and breathing behavior evoked by induction of dyspnea have rarely been studied. Therefore, dyspnea sensations and affective evaluations evoked by inspiratory resistive loads of different intensities were first assessed in 23 individuals with high versus 24 ...
Serati Maurizio - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: To identify how many patients with symptoms of pure stress urinary incontinence (SUI) do not require any surgical treatment on the basis of urodynamics (UDS) and how many patients still do not require surgery 1 year after UDS. To assess the outcomes of these patients at 12-month follow-up. PATIENTS ...
Nyström Helena Filipsson - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: To study hyperthyroidism in long-term iodine sufficiency (IS), as iodine supply affects its occurrence. DESIGN: Prospective descriptive study PATIENTS: In 2003-2005, all referred cases of subclinical (SH) and overt hyperthyroidism (OH) were registered at diagnosis from a population (n=631239) in Gothenburg, Sweden. MEASUREMENTS: Information on age, gender, smoking, thyroid ...
Duan Jubao - - 2013
The extent to which RNA stability differs between individuals and its contribution to the interindividual expression variation remain unknown. We conducted a genome-wide analysis of RNA stability in seven human HapMap lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs) and analyzed the effect of DNA sequence variation on RNA half-life differences. Twenty-six percent of ...
Ramkumar Nagarajan - - 2013
Bioactive indolo[3,2-j]phenanthridine alkaloids, Calothrixin A and B have been synthesized by exploiting Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction via C-H activation as a key step starting from 4-methoxycarbazole.
Wang Shizhi - - 2013
PURPOSE: Several studies have examined the prognostic value of the TP53 Arg72Pro polymorphism (rs1042522) and/or MDM2 SNP309 (rs2279744) in multiple tumors. Our aim was to determine whether these two genetic variants were correlated with clinical outcome of gastric cancer. METHODS: We genotyped the two SNPs, TP53 codon 72 polymorphism and ...
Ogasawara Yuka - - 2013
Organelles change their sub-cellular positions in response to various environmental conditions. Recently, we reported that cold treatments alter the intracellular position of chloroplasts and nuclei (cold positioning) in the fern Adiantum capillus-veneris; chloroplasts and nuclei localized to the periclinal cell wall relocated to anticlinal cell wall after cold treatments. To ...
Chang Anne B - - 2013
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Bronchiectasis unrelated to cystic fibrosis (CF) is being increasingly recognized in children and adults globally, both in resource-poor and in affluent countries. However, high-quality evidence to inform management is scarce. Oral amoxycillin-clavulanate is often the first antibiotic chosen for non-severe respiratory exacerbations, because of the antibiotic-susceptibility patterns detected ...
Nelson David B - - 2013
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess perinatal antecedents to postpartum depression. METHODS: This was a prospective population-based, observational study of women screened for symptoms of depression using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) with scores > 13 referred for psychiatric evaluation. Obstetric and neonatal outcomes were analyzed using univariable and multivariable analysis ...
Wang Kai-Yao - - 2013
With a transition metal (TM) complex or a protonated organic amine as a structure-directing agent (SDA), five novel Hg-Sb-Se compounds with the architectures ranging from one-dimensional (1D) ribbon, two-dimensional (2D) layer, to three-dimensional (3D) open-framework have been solvothermally synthesized and structurally characterized. The compounds [Ni(1,2-pda)(3)]HgSb(2)Se(5) () (1,2-pda = 1,2-diaminopropane) and ...
Vanders Rebecca L - - 2013
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE: Severe asthma exacerbations during pregnancy are a common complication leading to poor health outcomes for both mother and baby. Asthma exacerbations are caused most frequently by respiratory viruses. A balance between antiviral and inflammatory immune responses is critical during pregnancy: the balance may be altered by asthma ...
Désiron Huguette A M - - 2013
Purpose Improved therapies and early detection have significantly increased the number of breast cancers survivors, leading to increasing needs regarding return to work (RTW). Occupational therapy (OT) interventions provide successful RTW assistance for other conditions, but are not validated in breast cancer. This paper aims to identify a theoretical framework ...
Skowronek Paweł - - 2013
An exceptionally large size cuboctahedral imine cage is obtained from small size organic molecules in a thermodynamically driven [8+12] cyclocondensation. This is a demonstration of the role of entropy of symmetry as a driving force in reversible reactions.
Isella V - - 2013
The MiniMental Parkinson (MMP) has been derived from the MiniMental State Examination (MMSE) for the screening of cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease by adding subtests that were focused on executive and visuo-spatial impairment more than on memory or language deficits. In this multicenter study, the psychometric and validity properties of ...
Uribe Laura - - 2013
Antisynthetase antibody syndrome is a rare autoimmune disease that may present with variable systemic manifestations, mainly polymyositis, interstitial lung disease, skin lesions, and Raynaud's phenomenon. This diagnosis should always come to mind in patients that present with signs of myositis, dermatomyositis, or polymyositis associated with interstitial lung disease. On the ...
Narum Sigrid - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to analyse non-warfarin-associated bleeding adverse drug events reported to the Norwegian spontaneous reporting system, with characterisation of the bleeding locations, outcome and drug interactions. In addition, concordance in assessments between reporters and evaluators, trend shifts in reporting, and detection of potentially new adverse ...
Sica Gigliola - - 2013
The therapeutic use of stem cells and tissue engineering techniques are emerging in urology. Here, stem cell types, their differentiating potential and fundamental characteristics are illustrated. The cancer stem cell hypothesis is reported with reference to the role played by stem cells in the origin, development and progression of neoplastic ...
Lavernia Carlos J - - 2013
BACKGROUND: High readmission rates are viewed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as a quality of care determinant but it is unclear whether readmission rates per se reflect quality and the drivers of readmissions after hip arthroplasty remain unclear. QUESTION/PURPOSES: We therefore describe the effects of (1) insurance, ...
Kohara Kaori - - 2013
Carboxylated SiO(2)-coated α-Fe nanoparticles have been successfully prepared via CaH(2)-mediated reduction of SiO(2)-coated Fe(3)O(4) nanoparticles followed by surface carboxylation. These α-Fe-based nanoparticles, which are characterized by ease of coating with additional functional groups, a large magnetization of 154 emu per g-Fe, enhanced corrosion resistivity, excellent aqueous dispersibility, and low cytotoxicity, ...
Hopkins Corey R CR Department of Pharmacology and Chemistry, Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery, Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232-6600, - - 2013
Two recent Phase II results show opposing outcomes for the potential of activators of mGlu2 in the treatment of schizophrenia. The first outcome revealed that Eli Lilly's mGlu2/3 agonist, pomaglumetad methionil (LY2140023), failed to meet the primary efficacy end point. The second report showed the mGlu2 positive allosteric modulator (PAM) ...
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 ...
Galindo-Moreno P - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: To assess differences in marginal bone loss around implants placed in maxillary pristine bone and implants placed following maxillary sinus augmentation over a period of 3 years after functional loading. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two cohorts of subjects (Group 1: Subjects who received sinus augmentation with simultaneous implant placement; Group 2: ...
Wang R - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the relationships between peri-implant conditions and periodontal conditions in Chinese patients with dental implants in place for at least 1 year. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seventy-six patients (mean age, 41 ± 10 years; range, 21-69 years) who received placement of 120 dental implants (Straumann(®) ), (mean 1.6 implants per subject; range, 1-5 implants ...
Moyer Cheryl A - - 2013
To explore the impact of social factors on place of delivery in northern Ghana. We conducted 72 in-depth interviews and 18 focus group discussions in the Upper East Region of northern Ghana among women with newborns, grandmothers, household heads, compound heads, community leaders, traditional birth attendants, traditional healers, and formally ...
Ménard Gabriel - - 2013
Reactions of amine-boranes NH(3)BH(3), Me(2)NHBH(3), or Me(3)NBH(3) with AlX(3) (X = Cl, Br, I, C(6)F(5)) have been examined. The species AlBr(3)·H(3)BNMe(3), Al(C(6)F(5))(3)·H(3)BNMe(3), Al(C(6)F(5))(3)·H(3)BNHMe(2) and Al(C(6)F(5))(3)·H(3)BNH(3) have been prepared and isolated. The analogous reaction of B(C(6)F(5))(3) and H(3)BNMe(3) results in C(6)F(5)-transfer and the formation of (C(6)F(5))BH(2)·NMe(3). While the adduct was unreactive ...
Bonnet Céline - - 2013
Intellectual disability (ID) is a clinical sign reflecting diverse neurodevelopmental disorders that are genetically and phenotypically heterogeneous. Just recently, partial or complete deletion of methyl-CpG-binding domain 5 (MBD5) gene has been implicated as causative in the phenotype associated with 2q23.1 microdeletion syndrome. In the course of systematic whole-genome screening of ...
Bitzer Johannes - - 2013
Abstract Women using combined oral contraceptives (COCs) report hormone withdrawal-associated symptoms (HWaS), including bloating, headaches and pelvic pain, which might be due to withdrawal of exogenous hormones and fluctuations in endogenous estrogen during the hormone-free interval (HFI). The prevalence of HWaS is not yet well studied, but these symptoms may ...
Clos Mareike - - 2013
Auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH) are a hallmark of psychotic experience. Various mechanisms including misattribution of inner speech and imbalance between bottom-up and top-down factors in auditory perception potentially due to aberrant connectivity between frontal and temporo-parietal areas have been suggested to underlie AVH. Experimental evidence for disturbed connectivity of networks ...
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