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Sato Hirotaka - - 2013
We report a case of isolated, unruptured extracardiac aneurysm of the right coronary sinus of Valsalva. The aneurysm was detected incidentally in a 75-years-old woman during the treatment of angina pectoris. A 30×35 mm sized aneurysm was located in the right sinus of Valsalva with extracardiac protrusion. It was repaired ...
Zhang Xiuyan - - 2013
In order to display malolactic enzyme (MLE) on the cell surface of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a yeast cell surface display plasmid pADH1-AGG was constructed by fusing the α-factor signal encoding sequence (267 bp) and the C-terminal half of α-agglutinin encoding sequence (1,645 bp) into the plasmid pADH1. The pADH1-AGG could successfully express and ...
Kumar Yashwant - - 2013
Allergic disorders are a group of immune-mediated disorders that are associated with considerable morbidity and ill health. There has been significant rise in the prevalence of allergy in the last few years. This has heightened interest in uncovering the novel mechanisms involved in etiopathogenesis of allergic disorders. Understanding the pathways ...
Niino Tetsuya - - 2013
Ventricular septal perforation is one of the most serious complications of acute myocardial infarction, and is often fatal unless treated surgically. Despite the development of various surgical techniques for repair of postinfarction ventricular septal perforation, the operative mortality remains high. We report 3 consecutive cases in which a modified infarct ...
Avitia Roberto L - - 2013
Abstract Ventricular late potentials (VLPs) are small-amplitude waves with a short duration that appear at the end part of the QRS complex, making a QRS complex duration larger. The signal-averaged electrocardiography (ECG) technique enhances VLPs and beats, assuming noise as the only random variable. However, ECG signals are not completely ...
Haulon Stéphan - - 2013
Until fairly recently, experience with advanced endovascular technologies, including fenestrated endovascular repair (FEVAR), has been limited to a relatively small number of practitioners worldwide. Excellent outcomes have been achieved by these accomplished surgeons who, at least initially, have primarily used custom-made devices constructed by a single endograft manufacturer. Access to ...
Shek Daniel T L - - 2013
Abstract To help university teachers to understand Service-Learning and develop Service-Learning subjects, a 3-h+ e-learning package was developed at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). There are seven units in this e-learning package: introduction session (Unit 1), what is Service-Learning? (Unit 2), impact and benefits of Service-Learning (Unit 3), myths ...
Tamaki Shuji - - 2013
We address the left atrial posterior wall flap (LAPF) method for the isolated total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage( TAPVD) II a. The postoperative pulmonary venous obstruction( PVO) is a serious complication and is not rare after repair of the isolated TAPVD II a by the conventional surgical techniques. The LAPF ...
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 ...
Collins Amy M - - 2013
Early intervention through parents is key to improving child behavior outcomes.
Hynes Sally - - 2013
: Lip hemangiomas have traditionally been approached with expectant management. However, intervention is warranted for associated complications, including facial disfigurement, feeding difficulties, speech impairment, and psychosocial manifestations. The authors evaluated outcomes of complicated lip hemangiomas resected during the proliferative as compared with the involutional phase. : A retrospective review of ...
Biskup E - - 2013
Background  We have previously discovered that Notch1 is expressed on malignant T cells in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), and is required for survival of CTCL cell lines. Notch can be inhibited by γ-secretase inhibitors (GSIs), which differ widely in their ability to induce apoptosis in CTCL. Objectives  To investigate whether ...
Mori Satoshi - - 2013
Atypical fractures of femoral shaft and pelvis occurred on the long-term bisphosphonate treatment patients have been first reported in 2005. Since then many cases have been reported, while the number of atypical fractures is small compared with that of bisphosphonate treatment patients. It is speculated that accumulation of microdamage induced ...
Singh Renu - - 2013
From the last few years a debate has been continuing over the issue of malnutrition and hunger in the developing countries. The present article investigates the importance of participatory varietal selection in the development of a suitable cultivar of mungbean along with the nutritional content and the agronomic traits of ...
Passalacqua Giovanni - - 2013
Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) for allergic respiratory diseases was first described in 1986 and immediately appeared as a viable alternative to the traditional subcutaneous route. Since then, more than 60 randomized controlled trials have been published, almost all with very favorable results. The average improvement over placebo in symptom score and ...
Riggs Connie J - - 2013
This column discusses the need to understand generational differences, characteristics, and work habits to improve relational communication and teamwork.
Macdonald H M - - 2013
Objectives: To determine if bone health is compromised in perinatally HIV-infected youth. Methods: We assessed BMC at the proximal femur, lumbar spine and total body using DXA in perinatally HIV-infected youth (n=31; 9-18y). Using pQCT, we assessed muscle CSA, total and cortical bone area, cortical BMD and thickness and strength ...
Bascaran Lucia - - 2013
To describe the intraocular rotational stability and refractive results of the toric AT TORBI 709 M (former AT.Comfort 464 TLC) intraocular lens (IOL) (Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Jena, Germany). Forty-eight eyes of 32 consecutive patients with cataract and greater than 1 diopter of corneal astigmatism were included. Implantation of the ...
Kazuno Kei - - 2013
A 78-year-old female presented with a chief complaint of palpitations. She was diagnosed with a large unruptured aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva accompanying aortic regurgitation and right coronary artery ostial stenosis. When the aneurysm was resected following cardiac arrest, it was found to be an aneurysm with the right ...
Shimizu Yosuke - - 2013
We report a case of 26-year-old man treated for ectopic mediastinal parathyroid adenoma with videoassisted thoracic surgery and perioperative methylene blue intravenous injection. The patient had elevated serum calcium levels, and a history of recurrent urinary stone seizures from 8 years ago. Hypercalcemiadue to the hyperparathyroidism was suspected and am ...
Glassock Richard J - - 2013
Multiple-relapsing minimal-change disease (MCD) often requires exposure to potentially toxic agents in an attempt to achieve a lasting remission of nephrotic syndrome. Munyentwali and co-workers describe an experience using rituximab in adults with multiple-relapsing MCD that supports both efficacy and safety of this agent. However, the optimal dosing regimen and ...
Maijers Maria C - - 2013
: Recently, Poly Implant Prothèse silicone breast implants were recalled from the European market. The authors studied 112 women and previously published data on rupture prevalence. Women are presenting with symptoms they feel may be a result of ruptured implants. The authors' aim was to study the clinical consequences of ...
Luo Shixiang - - 2013
After a crisis, a dialysis nurse realizes her patients need more self-management education.
Martin-Smith James D - - 2013
: Cleft palate fistulas of the anterior hard palate following previous repair are a challenging surgical problem. In addition to nasal regurgitation and potential adverse effects on speech, these fistulas may necessitate obturation with a removable dental prosthesis and can mitigate a fixed prosthodontic dental reconstruction. The authors present a ...
Jones Patricia L - - 2013
This article describes how Sister to Sister, an evidence-based HIV/STD intervention for African American women in clinical settings, was prepared for national dissemination using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Replicating Effective Programs research translation process. To test the feasibility of the intervention in the "real world," Sister to ...
Ryu Chusei - - 2013
Patient 1 was a 54-year-old female diagnosed with anomalous systemic arterial supply to normal basal segments of the left lung discovered as an abnormality on chest X-ray radiography. Patient 2 was a 47-year-old male in whom the disease was diagnosed by close examination of bloody sputum. Division of the abnormal ...
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 - - 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 ...
Kale-Pradhan Pramodini B - - 2013
This review summarizes literature regarding the role of antimicrobials for induction and maintenance of Crohn's disease (CD) remission. PubMed was searched (1966 to October 2012) for controlled trials involving adults and written in English. Five of the 13 identified studies showed benefit with the use of ciprofloxacin, metronidazole and rifaximin ...
Gouicem Djelloul - - 2013
We report the case of a 26-year-old woman who presented with embolic stroke from left common carotid artery compression by a gigantic clavicular osteochondroma. To our knowledge, this is the only such case described in the literature. The other particularity of this case is the delayed appearance of this childhood ...
Shek Daniel T L - - 2013
Abstract This study examines how social workers collaborate with school teachers in implementing a school-based positive youth development program in Hong Kong. Individual and focus group interviews are conducted with social workers cooperating with school teachers in implementing the Project P.A.T.H.S. in a school context. Through the interviews, strategies for ...
Roush Karen - - 2013
It's time to end violence against girls and women.
Ito Masako - - 2013
Clinical computed tomography (CT) provides the information of bone structure and mineral density in vivo . Based on three-dimensional bone structure, voluntary two-dimensional sections are available, as well as trabecular and cortical data separately. However, the trabecular structure, which size is smaller than the spatial resolution, cannot be measured precisely. ...
Ponticelli Claudio - - 2013
Idiopathic focal and segmental glomerular sclerosis is a frequent cause of nephrotic syndrome and end-stage renal disease. The pathogenesis is still unknown, although the body of evidence suggests that focal and segmental glomerular sclerosis is caused by a not clearly identified circulating factor that alters the permselectivity of the glomerular ...
Tarhini Ahmad A - - 2013
Tremelimumab is an investigational, fully human IgG monoclonal antibody directed against CTLA-4, a coinhibitory receptor that represses effector T-cell activity in cancer. Tremelimumab has produced promising anticancer responses in early clinical trials. However, a Phase III trial of tremelimumab monotherapy versus chemotherapy in advanced melanoma was stopped early when no ...
Dickin D C - - 2013
Objectives: As adults with cerebral palsy (CP) are surviving longer, interventions are needed to reduce spasticity and increase strength to improve mobility and life quality. Adults with CP are lacking a form of independent exercise that allows them to maintain or improve their ambulation skills. A new approach to increase ...
Garza Enrique Barragan - - 2013
To conduct a feasibility study of the safety and efficacy of a corneal contouring inlay as a treatment for emmetropic presbyopia. The Raindrop corneal inlay (ReVision Optics, Inc., Lake Forest, CA) was implanted on the corneal stromal bed beneath a keratotomy flap in 20 nondominant eyes of 20 patients. The ...
Matsuda Eisuke - - 2013
We describe an extremely rare case of pulmonary abscess caused by fish bone which stabbed the lung from transesophageal route. A 60-year-old woman referred to our hospital complaining of fever. Three days before, she had swallowing pain while eating the bony parts of a fish. An examination on admission showed ...
Khansa Ibrahim - - 2013
: Fat necrosis is a common and potentially exasperating complication of autologous breast reconstruction. The authors performed a systematic review of the English literature on autologous breast reconstruction to determine significant patient and surgical factors that are predictors of postoperative fat necrosis. : A PubMed search using the terms "fat ...
Asano Shogo - - 2013
Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIOP) is known as a serious adverse side effect during long-term glucocorticoid treatment. Several clinical guidelines are available to whom and how we should start to treat GIOP. However, the assessment of the treatment of GIOP is still controversial. Accumulating evidences suggest us that both bone mineral density ...
Wahbeh Ghassan T - - 2013
Pediatric severe ulcerative colitis that is resistant to current medical treatment can successfully be managed surgically with a colectomy, ileal pouch creation and pouch-anal anastomosis. Key issues that should be considered and discussed before the pouch option can be offered include alternative surgical procedures, pouch function expectations, risk of surgical ...
Machado M - - 2013
Objective: The current study examined serum CK activity following bench press (BP) and leg press (LP) exercise-induced muscle damage to evaluate agreement of subjects classification as either high (HiR) or normal responders (NoR) between upper and lower body muscle groups. Methods: Forty-two men performed two resistance exercise bouts (BP and ...
Nakano Jun - - 2013
A 70-year-old woman with severe respiratory distress was admitted to our hospital by ambulance. Chest X-ray revealed marked elevation of left diaphragm and invagination of megacolon. Colectomy was performed to improve the respiratory distress, but continuous mechanical ventilation was necessary after operation due to hypoxia and hypercapnea. Therefore, plication of ...
Nie Jing-Ying - - 2013
: The anatomy of any particular vascular perforator relative to its vascular territory (perforasome) and flow characteristics is unique and complex. This arterial perforasome study with laboratory rabbits was conducted to assess four-dimensional computed tomographic angiography as an imaging tool for the design of individualized tissue transfers. This study offers ...
Shay Erin - - 2013
Abstract The exposure-response patterns with beryllium sensitization (BeS), chronic beryllium disease (CBD) and lung cancer are influenced by a number of biological and physicochemical factors. Recent studies have suggested dermal exposure as a pathway for BeS. In light of the current non-health-based DOE Beryllium Rule surface criteria, the feasibility of ...
Cullen Garret - - 2013
Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that can affect the entire GI tract, and adequate visualization of the small bowel is imperative for both diagnosis and management. Magnetic resonance and computed tomography enterography have gradually replaced barium-based studies. Magnetic resonance enterography has the distinct advantage of avoiding ...
Abel Dorothy - - 2013
For patients with complex aortic aneurysms that cannot be treated effectively with currently approved endografts, physicians have made fenestrations in marketed devices and constructed branched grafts by creatively implanting available endograft components. For the most part, these procedures are being done outside of clinical studies by individual physicians. Although these ...
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