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Shek Daniel T L - - 2013
Abstract To evaluate the implementation quality of the Tier 1 Program of the Project P.A.T.H.S. (Secondary 1 to Secondary 3), a study based on classroom observations of 597 units in 207 schools was conducted under the Co-Walker Scheme. Results demonstrated that the implementation quality of the program was high in ...
Potera Carol - - 2013
Spending for prevention will be only 1.8% of almost $26 billion collected by states.
Hoekstra Lisette T - - 2013
Liver hemangiomas are the most common benign liver tumors and are usually incidental findings. Liver hemangiomas are readily demonstrated by abdominal ultrasonography, computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. Giant liver hemangiomas are defined by a diameter larger than 5 cm. In patients with a giant liver hemangioma, observation is justified in ...
Starnes Benjamin W - - 2013
Physician-modified endovascular devices are becoming commonplace in a modern climate where innovation outpaces regulated technological advancement. Off-label use of medical devices occurs on a daily basis throughout many institutions across the United States and when performed by physicians, is both legal and unregulated. The purpose of this invited commentary is ...
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Antiretroviral medications can reduce rates of mother-to-child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to less than 5%. However, in 2011, only 57% of HIV-infected pregnant women in low- and middle-income countries received a World Health Organization (WHO)-recommended regimen for prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), and an estimated 300,000 infants acquired ...
Deleyiannis Frederic W-B FW Department of Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Children's Hospital Colorado, 13123 East 16th Avenue, B467, Aurora, CO 80045, USA. - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine the financial impact of cleft care on the hospital and to evaluate trends in reimbursement over the past 6 years. Medical and accounting records of 327 consecutive infants undergoing cleft repair between 2005 and 2011 were reviewed. Charges, payments, and direct cost ...
Pfefferkorn Blanche - - 2013
Editor's note: From its first issue in 1900 through to the present day, AJN has unparalleled archives detailing nurses' work and lives over the last century. These articles not only chronicle nursing's growth as a profession within the context of the events of the day, but they also reveal prevailing ...
Dephoure Noah - - 2013
A mechanistic understanding of signaling networks requires identification and analysis of phosphorylation sites. Mass spectrometry offers a rapid and highly sensitive approach to mapping phosphorylation sites. However, mass spectrometry has significant limitations that must be considered when planning to carry out phosphorylation-site mapping. Here we provide an overview of key ...
Cemal Yeliz Y Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, - - 2013
The aims of the current study were to (1) measure trends in the type of mastectomy performed, (2) evaluate sociodemographic/hospital characteristics of patients undergoing contralateral prophylactic mastectomy versus unilateral mastectomies, and (3) analyze reconstruction rates and method used following different mastectomy types. Mastectomies from 1998 to 2008 were analyzed using ...
Hesemann Jennifer J University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53705, - - 2013
A retrospective medical record review of cases with congenital vertebral malformations (CVMs) and controls with normal spine morphology. To determine the relative contribution of maternal environmental factors (MEFs) during pregnancy to CVM development. CVMs represent defects in formation and segmentation of somites occurring with an estimated incidence of between 0.13 ...
Li Guo - - 2013
Compared with single-focus optical-resolution photoacoustic microscopy (OR-PAM), multifocal OR-PAM utilizes both multifocal optical illumination and an ultrasonic array transducer, significantly increasing the imaging speed. A reflection-mode multifocal OR-PAM system based on a microlens array that provides multiple foci as well as an ultrasonic array transducer that receives the excited photoacoustic ...
Turel Mazda K MK Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurological Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore 632 004, Tamil Nadu, India. - - 2013
To determine whether motion preservation following oblique cervical corpectomy (OCC) for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) persists with serial follow-up. We included 28 patients with preoperative and at least two serial follow-up neutral and dynamic cervical spine radiographs who underwent OCC for CSM. Patients with an ossified posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) ...
Beal Eileen - - 2013
Cascading events challenge job creation for RNs worldwide.
Tang An - - 2013
Contrast-enhanced computed tomography and MRI are frequently used for the noninvasive diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Despite their important role in diagnosis and management of HCC, until recently, there has been no standardized system for their interpretation, reporting and data collection. In 2008, the American College of Radiology convened a ...
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Priority health-risk behaviors (i.e., interrelated and preventable behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among youths and adults) often are established during childhood and adolescence and extend into adulthood. The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), established in 1991, monitors six categories of priority health-risk behaviors ...
Guimarães Paulo Afonso Monteiro Pacheco PA Division of Plastic Surgery, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Rua Napoleão de Barros 715, 4o. andar, CEP 04024-002 São Paulo, Brazil. - - 2013
Stretch marks, or striae distensae, are dermal scars and result in considerable aesthetic concern. The responsible factors for their development are poorly understood. Development of striae distensae is a rare complication after breast augmentation. Successfully treating striae distensae has always been challenging. Lasers and light devices have recently become a ...
Kawabe Joji - - 2013
Tc-hydroxymethylene diphosphonate is not directly to Calcium of the bone matrix, but is binding to hydroxyapatite within the bone matrix. Strontium-89 is a member of family II A of the periodic table, same as Calcium, and is incorporated into bone matrix directly. It is very important that the the regions ...
Weidauer L A - - 2013
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine variability in cortical volumetric bone density (vBMD) from a single slice tibia image over a range of vBMD readings and ages. Methods: Males and females (N=80; aged 6-80) were randomly selected from a previous study. Cortical vBMD at the anterior, posterior, ...
Javaloy Jaime - - 2013
To investigate the effect of topical eye application of platelet-rich plasma (E-PRP) on the recovery of corneal sensitivity after LASIK and the anatomical recovery of the sub-basal corneal plexus as studied by confocal microscopy. This was a randomized, consecutive, controlled, prospective and masked study on 108 myopic eyes receiving LASIK. ...
Hirooka Shigeki - - 2013
A 71-year-old man was admitted with complaints of high fever and lumbago. Echocardiography showed vegetation about 16×7 mm in size attached to the tricuspid valve. Magnetic resonance imaging showed osteomyelitis. As serial echocardiography showed the progression of valvular lesion despite antibiotic therapy, the patient underwent endoscopic removal of intervertebral disc ...
Furukawa Matakazu M Department of Radiology, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan. - - 2013
Preoperative knowledge of a patient's individual variations in facial artery anatomy would benefit plastic surgeons for reconstructive planning. The authors evaluated the feasibility of multislice computed tomographic angiography in vascular mapping of the facial artery. In total, 187 facial arteries in 94 patients without facial tumor or vascular disease were ...
Shek Daniel T L - - 2013
Abstract The purpose of this study is to examine the relationships between economic disadvantage and adolescent and developmental outcomes as well as perceived family qualities in 3580 Secondary 2 students in Hong Kong. Developmental outcomes include positive youth development constructs, problem behavior and drug taking behavior, whereas perceived family qualities ...
Kikuta Junichi - - 2013
Rapid development of fluorescent imaging techniques enables us to understand cellular dynamics in vivo . We have originally established an advanced imaging system for visualizing live bone tissues with intravital multiphoton microscopy. By means of the system we have recently succeeded in visualization of mature osteoclasts in live bones and ...
Uçar Aslı - - 2013
This study aims to identify the influence of education on the practices and knowledge of consumers to protect or maintain the cold chain in the Turkish capital of Ankara. Data were gathered by using a questionnaire. Participants were 700 randomly selected volunteering adults. The majority of the participants had a ...
Kohler Heinz - - 2013
This review recalls the history of homophilic antibody discovery and adaptation for cancer immunotherapy. Homophilic antibodies are a rare type of murine monoclonal antibody produced by plasmacytomas. They are self-binding in solid-phase assays and, in solution, are in an equilibrium of monomers and dimers. This equilibrium is controlled by antibody ...
Dickerson Pamela S - - 2013
Continuing education providers are expected to evaluate the outcomes of learning activities. Professional standards also address the expectation that those outcomes will be shared with others to validate the significance of continuing education and the role of the nursing professional development specialist.
Li J J Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical - - 2013
Methods are needed for quantifying muscle deconditioning due to immobilization, aging, or spaceflight. Electrical impedance myography (EIM) is one technique that may offer easy-to-follow metrics. Here, we evaluate the time course and character of the change in single- and multi-frequency EIM parameters in the hind-limb suspension model of muscle deconditioning ...
Shurraw Sabin - - 2013
Perkovic et al. use novel data from the ADVANCE study to report on the potential renal benefits of standard glycemic control, compared with intensive glycemic control (mean hemoglobin A 7.3 and 6.5%, respectively). Intensive glycemic control reduced the risk of new-onset microalbuminuria, new-onset macroalbuminuria, and progression of albuminuria. The risk ...
Neaman Keith C KC Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center and College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI, - - 2013
Abdominoplasty is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic operative procedures. Few large studies have examined outcomes of cosmetic abdominoplasty in a community setting. The authors explored postoperative outcome and the preoperative and intraoperative factors that may contribute to these complications. A retrospective review of consecutive patients undergoing abdominoplasty over ...
Wallis Laura - - 2013
Recognition by reimbursement and insurance companies remain key issues.
Takahashi Shunji - - 2013
Bone metabolic markers consist of bone formation markers, which are secreted from osteoblasts (BAP, OC, P1CP, P1NP) , and bone resorption markers, which are metabolites of bone type 1 collagen or secreted from osteoclasts (PYD, DPD, NTX, CTX, 1CTP, TRACP) . Those bone metabolic markers are useful for : (1) ...
Adinolfi Luigi E - - 2013
Steatosis is a complication of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and the mechanisms of its development are complex, involving viral and host factors. Steatosis that is prevalently viral is associated with HCV genotype 3, and steatosis that is prevalently metabolic is associated with non-3 genotypes. Viral steatosis is correlated with ...
Morse C I - - 2013
The aim of this investigation was to determine the effect of sustained monophasic oral contraceptive pill (MOCP) use on the in vivo passive stiffness of the gastrocnemius medialis (GM) muscle-tendon unit. Twenty four females volunteered for this study (age range 20-25 yrs); twelve participants had been taking the combined MOCP ...
Koytak Arif - - 2013
To describe a technique for the fixation of intraocular lenses or capsular tension rings through the ciliary sulcus or pars plana. This alternative technique allows burial of the knot and the free suture ends within the sclera, without using a scleral flap or pocket or even a conjunctival opening. No ...
Kubo Hidefumi - - 2013
We report a case of solitary ectopic thymoma at the ligamentum arteriosum, which was resected with thoracoscopic surgery. A 62-year-old male patient received chemoradiation therapy for laryngeal cancer approximately 1 year before. The present computed tomography scan indicated a mass (diameter, 2 cm) at the ligamentum arteriosum. Furthermore, positron emission ...
Bastidas Nicholas N Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA. - - 2013
Composite facial allografts have become increasingly popular in the reconstruction of complex facial defects. Good to excellent aesthetic results can be achieved, particularly when a foundation of donor skeleton has been transferred. The authors propose using a conventional craniofacial technique (monobloc osteotomy) to transfer a thin monocortical foundation of bone, ...
Thompson Chad M - - 2013
Abstract Chronic exposure to high concentrations of hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) in drinking water causes intestinal adenomas and carcinomas in mice, but not in rats. Cr(VI) causes damage to intestinal villi and crypt hyperplasia in mice after only one week of exposure. After two years of exposure, intestinal damage and crypt ...
Volta Umberto - - 2013
The association between celiac disease and primary biliary cirrhosis is well established. The breakdown of gut-liver axis equilibrium plays a central role in the development of immune disorders involving the small bowel and liver. In celiac disease, immunologically active molecules generated from the cross-linking between tissue transglutaminase and food/bacterial antigens ...
Waninger Matthew S - - 2013
The motivation to modify the design of a vascular device can arise from a number of sources. Clinical experience with the unmodified device could suggest new design modifications to improve device performance or clinical outcomes. Similarly, clinical success with a device often suggests modifications that could broaden the applicability of ...
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On June 24, 2012, CDC notified Public Health Services, County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, of a suspected case of vaccinia virus infection transmitted by sexual contact. The case had been reported to CDC by an infectious disease specialist who had requested vaccinia immune globulin intravenous (VIGIV) ...
Eberlin Kyle R KR Division of Plastic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, WACC 435, Boston, MA 02114, USA. - - 2013
Academic institutions receive many patients transferred specifically for hand surgery evaluation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the demographics and insurance status of patients transferred for this reason. A retrospective review was performed of 155 transferred and 1017 nontransferred patients with a primary hand diagnosis during 3 summer ...
van Akkooi A C J - - 2013
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Hauschild A, Grob JJ, Demidov LV et al. Dabrafenib in BRAF-mutated metastatic melanoma: a multicentre, open-label, phase 3 randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2012; 380: 358-65. Background  Dabrafenib, an inhibitor of mutated BRAF, has clinical activity with a manageable safety profile in phase I and II studies in patients with ...
Sasaki Muneteru - - 2013
Intermittent administration of parathyroid hormone, PTH, appears to promote preosteoblastic proliferation and osteoblastic bone formation, giving rise to anabolic effect in bone. We investigated the behavior of osteoblastic cells after intermittent PTH treatment and attempted to elucidate the role of osteoclasts on the mediation of PTH-driven bone anabolism. As a ...
Selander Jodi - - 2013
Maternal placentophagy, although widespread among mammals, is conspicuously absent among humans cross-culturally. Recently, however, advocates for the practice have claimed it provides human postpartum benefits. Despite increasing awareness about placentophagy, no systematic research has investigated the motivations or perceived effects of practitioners. We surveyed 189 females who had ingested their ...
Schreier Stefan - - 2013
Leptospirosis is re-emerging as a worldwide zoonosis and is caused by bacteria of the genus Leptospira. Human leptospirosis is associated with high temperature and humidity. Laboratory tests are indispensible for the early diagnosis and proper disease management. The demand for suitable leptospirosis point-of-care diagnostic tests grows with the awareness and ...
Leblanc Francis R - - 2013
Evaluation of: Mishra A, Liu S, Sams GH et al. Aberrant overexpression of IL-15 initiates large granular lymphocyte leukemia through chromosomal instability and DNA hypermethylation. Cancer Cell 22(5), 645-655 (2012). There is increasing evidence identifying a link between inflammation and cancer. A potent proinflammatory cytokine, IL-15, stimulates the proliferation and ...
Marchand-Libouban H - - 2013
Objectives: Molecular events occurring in the bone marrow microenvironment of an immobilized mouse limb after Botulinum toxin (BTX) injection haven't been characterized. BTX injection induces a localized disuse in which the tissue events have well been characterized. Methods: BTX injection was performed in the right quadriceps; saline injection in the ...
Rocha Karolinne Maia KM Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA. - - 2013
To assess corneal microarchitecture and regional epithelial thickness profile in eyes with keratoconus, postoperative corneal ectasia (ectasia), and normal unoperated eyes (controls) using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). Regional corneal epithelial thickness profiles were measured with anterior segment SD-OCT (Optovue RTVue-100, Optovue Inc., Fremont, CA). Epithelial thickness was assessed at ...
Marutsuka Takashi - - 2013
A 62-year-old man, with chronic renal failure and receiving hemodialysis, pointed out to have an abnormal shadow on a chest X-ray. A chest computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) examination showed a 6 cm size mass lesion in the middle of left thoracic cavity. ...
Avashia Yash J YJ Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, University of Miami Health System, Miami, FL 33136, - - 2013
The use of acellular dermal matrix in implant-based breast reconstruction has been described for improving inferolateral prosthesis coverage and support and inframammary fold reconstruction. Recommended guidelines for infection prophylaxis are the same as for any clean procedure-antibiotic administration only before surgery. Previous studies have demonstrated increased postoperative rates of infection ...
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