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Chen Chun-Yan - - 2013
As an efficient means of strain improvement, adaptive evolution is a technique with great potential. Long-term cultivation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae was performed in a polydimethylsiloxane membrane bioreactor system which was constructed by coupling the fermentation with pervaporation. A parent strain was subjected to three rounds of fermentation-screening-transfer procedure lasting 1,500 h ...
Shek Daniel T L - - 2013
Abstract Under the New Undergraduate Curriculum at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), students are required to take a 3-credit subject to fulfill service-learning requirements. To understand the views of teachers regarding service-learning, five focus group interviews (n=33) are conducted to examine the perceived characteristics and myths of service-learning as ...
Söderpalm A-C - - 2013
Objectives: To study the tolerability of whole body vibration (WBV) exercise in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and its effects on muscle and bone. Methods: WBV was performed two to three times a week for three months. Motor function, muscle strength, bone mass and biochemical markers of bone and ...
Saji Yoshiaki - - 2013
We report an extremely rare case of a successful treatment of the intracranial hemorrhage after the cardiac surgery for infective endocarditis(IE). A 34-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with a diagnosis of active IE due to Staphylococcus aureus, complicated with cerebral infarctions. Preoperative echocardiography showed mobile vegetations on both ...
Miyaki Yasuko - - 2013
A 76-year-old female was hospitalized because of congestive heart failure and anemia. A thorough examination led to a diagnosis of severe aortic stenosis and cold agglutinin disease. The critical temperature for hemagglutination was 27 °C, which caused particular problems with regard to the myocardial protection temperature during surgery. Aortic valve ...
Bock Antje - - 2013
Abstract Simultaneous magnetoencephalography (MEG) and local field potential (LFP) recordings in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) undergoing deep brain stimulation (DBS) treatment is a promising tool for both clinical application and basic research. Recordings can be accomplished during the time interval between electrode insertion and its connection to the pulse ...
Buchbender C - - 2013
In rheumatologic diseases magnet resonance imaging (MRI) is capable of depicting early inflammatory changes which are frequently missed by other imaging modalities. New MRI protocols and hardware, primarily whole-body MRI and low-field extremity MRI facilitate the use of MRI in rheumatology patients. The increasing number of functional MRI techniques provide ...
Liu Fei - - 2013
: Triptolide is an immunosuppressive fraction purified from a Chinese medicinal plant. In an effort to develop a new immunosuppressive strategy for vascularized composite allotransplantation, the authors investigated the effects of combined treatment with cyclosporin A and triptolide on the survival of rat groin flap allotransplants. : Groin flap transplantation ...
Guyuron Bahman - - 2013
: Frontal bossing is a displeasing prominence of the supraorbital area. Aesthetic correction has been described as an open surgical technique. This report introduces an endoscopic approach to correction. : A retrospective review was performed on all patients who underwent endoscopic repair of frontal bossing from 2002 to 2009. Demographics, ...
Shek Daniel T L - - 2013
Abstract Subjective outcome evaluation data were collected from 24,198 students of 236 schools after completion of the Tier 2 Program in the second year of the Extension Phase of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong. Using schools as units of analysis, results showed that the program, implementers, and effectiveness were ...
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 ...
Pacheco Guimarães Paulo Afonso Monteiro - - 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 ...
Rao Samir S - - 2013
: The medial femoral condyle has become a reliable source of vascularized bone with many advantages to the reconstructive microsurgeon. The authors examined the donor-site morbidity of medial femoral condyle flap harvest. : A retrospective review of all patients who underwent medial femoral condyle free flap procedures between April of ...
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 ...
Sone Teruki - - 2013
Techniques in bone densitometry have made remarkable progress in the past quarter-century and are now widely used in the daily practice of osteoporosis. Since the skeletal site and the method of measurement differ among the type of equipments, several types are adopted to suit the situation of each medical institute. ...
Pala Gianni - - 2013
This study summarizes and reviews the available health information on ortho-phthalaldehyde (OPA), a recently introduced and widespread disinfectant for heat-sensitive medical equipment, particularly focusing on its possible immunological effects in the healthcare setting. OPA properties derived from laboratory and clinical studies, and in vivo and in vitro tests for the diagnosis of ...
Retchford T H - - 2013
Hip pain and dysfunction are increasingly recognised as important causes of morbidity in younger and older adults. Pathology compromising the passive stability of the hip joint, including acetabular labral injury, may lead to increased femoral head translation, greater joint contact pressures and ultimately degenerative hip disease. Activation of hip muscles ...
Tsuboshima Kenji - - 2013
We aimed to assess the perioperative outcomes of 2 ports video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery(VATS) using Endo-Close (2 ports VATS) in patient for the primary spontaneous pneumothorax(PSP) compared to conventional 3 ports VATS in our hospital. 31 consecutive patients(11;2 ports VATS and 20;3 ports VATS) since 2009 were enrolled in this study. ...
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 ...
Miura Masakazu - - 2013
Quantification of BMD is being used as the main method to diagnose osteoporosis and measurement accuracy has dramatically improved. However, essential clinical parameters of osteoporosis include more dynamic markers such as bone metabolic markers. Bone metabolism undergoes daily dynamic changes, and even with the same BMD, the metabolic state differs ...
Malek Antoine - - 2013
During human pregnancy, the maternal immune system develops and changes, providing protection for the growing placenta and fetus. These protective changes provide mechanisms allowing two genetically different individuals to interact with each other without allograft rejection. In addition to normal pregnancy, some pregnancies may develop under immunologic diseases, during which ...
Chmielewski Lauren - - 2013
: This study was designed to compare the success of occipital migraine headache surgery with and without occipital artery ligation. : The medical charts of 170 occipital migraine headache surgery recipients who fulfilled the study criteria were reviewed. Patients were divided into either the occipital artery resection group (one or ...
Tanaka Yoshiya - - 2013
Recent progress in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with TNF-inhibitors has brought a paradigm shift, in which clinical and structural remission is now a target to be approached. However, joint damage already develops in a majority of patients before appropriate treatments are provided. Joint damage results from the destruction ...
Triantafillidis John K - - 2013
The role of psychological distress and personality as predisposing factors for the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) remains controversial. Attempts to investigate the role of psychological factors in IBD exhibited rather conflicting results. Among the studies concerning the effects of stress or depression on the course of IBD, the ...
Hockett C W - - 2013
Objectives: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to assess the vitamin D status and muscle function in children with NF1 compared with their unaffected siblings. Methods: NF1 children between 5 and 18 years of age and who had at least one unaffected sibling were identified. Serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin ...
Chang Kevin Zou - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to review our operative experience in patients with thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) resulting from cervical ribs causing clinical symptoms. This study is a retrospective review of a prospectively acquired database of patients with TOS treated with first rib resection and scalenectomy with or without ...
Takahashi Tsuyoshi - - 2013
A 56-year-old woman was referred to our hospital presenting high serum levels of calcium (Ca) and intact-parathyroid hormone (PTH) and an anterior mediastinal nodule of 18×13 mm in size on chest computed tomography (CT). Tumor was suspected of a parathyroid tumor. 99mTc-methoxy-isobutylisonitrile( MIBI) scintigram showed abnormal radioactive tracer accumulation in ...
Davis Sears Erika - - 2013
: The authors' aim was to conduct a national survey of hand surgery fellowship program directors to determine differences of opinions of essential components of hand surgery training between program directors from plastic and orthopedic surgery programs. : The authors performed a Web-based survey of 74 program directors from all ...
Shek Daniel T L - - 2013
Abstract Although collaborative learning has been widely researched in Western contexts, no study has been carried out to understand how associate degree students look at collaborative learning in Hong Kong. In this study, perceptions of and attitudes to collaborative learning among associate degree students were studied. A total of 44 ...
Kean Emily B - - 2013
One hospital's experience with this easy-to-use, free blogging platform.
Romagnani Paola - - 2013
Cultures of stem or progenitor cells have made critical contributions to the comprehension of tissue regeneration. In the kidney, primary cultures of human tubular progenitors became available only recently and allow dissection of the functional properties of tubular progenitors vs. differentiated tubular epithelia. Toll-like receptor-mediated activation now appears as a ...
Gosain Arun K - - 2013
: This study compared the practice profiles of plastic surgeons applying for recertification/maintenance of certification with those applying for primary certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery between 2003 and 2011. : American Board of Plastic Surgery case logs from both recertification and primary certification candidates from 2003 to ...
Shek Daniel T L - - 2013
Abstract Subjective outcome evaluation data were collected from 236 schools (n=87,943 students) after students had participated in the Tier 1 Program in the second year of the Extension Phase of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong. Using schools as the units of analysis, results showed that the program and implementers ...
Ono Shimpei - - 2013
SUMMARY:: In the clinical decision-making process, prognostic information gives physicians guidance regarding disease and treatment that can be passed along to patients. Using the clinical scenario of a type IIIB open tibial fracture as an example, this article focuses on how to search prognostic literature effectively and how to critically ...
Enjo Mitsuhiro - - 2013
: Approaches to auricular reconstruction have shown improved outcome when a basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) slow-release system and fibrin spraying are combined with biodegradable polymers. More complex, three-dimensional structures, such as those that replicate the human auricle, are often lost because of biodegradation of the synthetic scaffold. : To ...
Shek Daniel T L - - 2013
Abstract High quality pre-implementation professional training is the cornerstone for successful implementation of positive youth development programs. A qualitative evaluation study was conducted to understand the experiences of the potential program implementers of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong. The findings showed that participants highly valued the learning experiences acquired ...
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 - - 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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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