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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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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes lower respiratory infections among infants and young children worldwide. During 1997-2006, an estimated 132,000-172,000 children aged <5 years were hospitalized for RSV infection annually in the United States. In temperate climate zones, RSV generally circulates during the fall, winter, and spring, but the exact timing ...
Potera Carol - - 2013
Study outlines the progress and perils of living longer, perhaps sicker, lives.
Ballardini N - - 2013
Background  Filaggrin (FLG) mutations are major genetic determinants for eczema, but their role in eczema severity needs further investigation. Children with eczema are at higher risk of having asthma and rhinitis but it is not known if this risk is associated with the severity of eczema. Objectives  To investigate eczema ...
Okano Toshio - - 2013
Serum 25OHD concentration is considered to be an appropriate measure for judging vitamin D insufficiency/sufficiency. It is hard to set its reference value. Nowadays, two reference values, namely 50 nmol/L for prevention of bone fracture and 75 nmol/L for lowering serum PTH concentration have been proposed. In the elderly, if ...
Chipurura Batsirai - - 2013
A questionnaire was used to gather information on the wild leafy vegetables consumed. The phenolic concentrations were determined by the vanillin, butanol, and tannin binding assays. Seventy-nine traditional vegetables were mentioned by the respondents and 20 of these were classified according to their species. The contents of flavonoids varied from ...
Takaiwa Fumio - - 2013
Rice seed provides an ideal production platform for pharmaceuticals in terms of high productivity and stability, as well as the scalability, safety and economy that are expected in plant production systems. Furthermore, these therapeutic products are bioencapsulated in protein bodies, which are seed-specific storage organelles that provide protection from digestion ...
Pang M Yc - - 2013
Objectives: To describe the changes in bone density and geometry of the radius after chronic stroke and the associated clinical factors. Methods: Twenty stroke patients (12 men and 8 women, age=42-78 years, time post-stroke=12-166 months) and 23 control participants (14 men and 9 women, age=53-77 years) were assessed at the ...
Ribeiro Filomena - - 2013
To identify and quantify sources of error on refractive assessment using exact ray tracing. The Liou-Brennan eye model was used as a starting point and its parameters were varied individually within a physiological range. The contribution of each parameter to refractive error was assessed using linear regression curve fits and ...
Nakamura Ken - - 2013
We experienced a rare case of congenital pericardial defect incidentally found during off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)[OPCAB]. We performed off-pump for a 61-year-old man. He was asymptomatic but was noted to have an abnormal chest X-ray showing the enlarged heart. He had right ventricule lifting upward and apex shifting ...
Shek Daniel T L - - 2013
Abstract The implementation quality of the Tier 1 Program (Secondary 1 Program) of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in the second year of the Extension Phase was examined in this study, with classroom observations of 218 units in 172 schools. Results demonstrated that the overall level of program adherence was generally high ...
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.
Venter Jan - - 2013
To report the outcomes of the correction of mixed astigmatism with non-penetrating femtosecond laser intrastromal astigmatic keratotomy in patients with previous refractive surgery. One hundred twelve eyes that had low mixed astigmatism after excimer laser surgery, refractive lens exchange, or phakic intraocular lens implantation underwent intrastromal astigmatic keratotomy using paired ...
Katayama Yoshihiko - - 2013
A 55-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of an abnormal shadow in the left upper division on chest computed tomography(CT). Virtual bronchoscopy revealed a displaced anomalous bronchus. Thin sliced CT revealed complete lobulation between the upper division and the lingula. Three dimensional (3D)-CT revealed abnormal distribution of the ...
Oksüz Sinan - - 2013
: In an acute burn injury the zone of stasis is initially vital but may progress to coagulation necrosis with time. In this study, salvage of the zone of stasis was aimed at by subcutaneous mesenchymal stem cell injection. : Mesenchymal stem cells were obtained from the bone marrow of ...
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