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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 ...
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 MC Department of Surgical Oncology, Erasmus Medical Center/Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Amsterdam, the - - 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 Poly ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 JY Department of Hand Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital of Jilin University, Jilin, - - 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 clinically ...
Lennon E M EM Department of Population Health and Pathobiology, North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, NC 27607, - - 2013
It has become increasingly evident that disease flares in the human inflammatory bowel diseases are influenced by life stress. It is known that life stress can trigger disturbances in intestinal barrier function and activate proinflammatory signaling pathways, which are important contributors to intestinal inflammation and clinical disease; however, the exact ...
Stone John H - - 2013
Alexander et al. give a detailed description of IgG4-related membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN). Their data delineate for the first time in IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) a second pattern of tissue injury occurring within the same organ. The paper highlights that MGN can occur alone or simultaneously with IgG4-related tubulointerstitial nephritis. Thus, it ...
Wei Fu-Chan FC Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University Medical College, 5 Fu-Shing Street, Taoyuan, Taiwan. - - 2013
Orbitomaxillary, skull, scalp, and hair restoration covers a broad segment of reconstructive surgery. The purpose of this article is to review considerations in available options for reconstruction, flap selection, relevant anatomy, and potential hazards. Although there are a variety of methods available to treat these complex defects, core principles are ...
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 ...
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 ...
Öksüz Sinan S Departments of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery and Burn Unit, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Haydarpasa Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. - - 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 Sprague-Dawley rats ...
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 ...
Di Domizio Jeremy J Department of Immunology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77054, - - 2013
In recent years, active research using genomic, cellular and animal modeling approaches has revealed the fundamental forces driving the development of autoimmune diseases. Type I interferon imprints unique molecular signatures in a list of autoimmune diseases. Interferon is induced by diverse nucleic acid-containing complexes, which trigger innate immune activation of ...
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 ...
Rao Samir S SS Curtis National Hand Center, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD 20218, - - 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 2009 and ...
Fukada Yasuhisa - - 2013
A 77-year-old man who had undergone left pneumonectomy 16 years and quadruple coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) 4 years previously presented with unstable angina pectoris. Coronary angiography revealed severe stenosis of the left main trunk and the proximal left anterior descending artery(LAD), and the severely narrowed left internal thoracic artery ...
Singh Nivedita - - 2013
Biosurfactant produced from Pseudomonas aeruginosa DSVP20 was evaluated for its potential to disrupt Candida albicans biofilm formed on polystyrene (PS) surfaces in this investigation. P. aeruginosa DSVP20 exhibited optimum production of biosurfactant (5.8 g L-1) after 96 h of growth with an ability to reduce surface tension of the aqueous solution from 72 ...
Magli Adriano - - 2013
PURPOSE: To assess the long-term outcomes and complications of patients with uveitis from juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) treated with adalimumab. METHODS: Prospective interventional case series. All patients who underwent treatment with adalimumab for JIA and anterior uveitis were prospectively included in the study. The anterior chamber inflammation was evaluated according ...
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 ...
Rosenberg Laura L Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, - - 2013
Patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) who are in clinical remission may still have underlying endoscopic inflammation, which is associated with inferior clinical outcomes. The goal of this study was to determine the prevalence of active endoscopic disease, and factors associated with it, in patients with UC who are in clinical ...
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 ...
Seth Jai H JH Department of Uro-Neurology, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, UK. - - 2013
WHAT'S KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT? AND WHAT DOES THE STUDY ADD?: The search for a biomarker in overactive bladder syndrome (OAB) is an emerging field of interest, as bladder dysfunction is a common complaint that causes significant morbidity. A biomarker may give us insight as a diagnostic tool, and also ...
Ferguson J S - - 2013
Podoconiosis is a common cause of lymphoedema in barefoot workers in Ethiopia and other countries. It has severe consequences for patients' physical function, quality of life and economic status. To investigate stratum corneum (SC) hydration and transepidermal water loss (TEWL) in patients with podoconiosis compared with controls. In total, 55 ...
Yamazaki Kaoru - - 2013
Previous studies have demonstrated close associations between QUS parameters and osteoporotic status. However, due to the ambiguities in assessing accuracy of QUS and the moderate correlation of DXA and QUS results, currently there is no agreement on how results of QUS devices should be interpreted in order to diagnose osteoporosis. ...
Bicho Natalina Cavaco - - 2013
Roasted coffee samples of the two major trade species (Coffea arabica and C. canephora) were studied to identify sensory descriptors that might be used to determine blends production and evaluation, following the expectations of consumers. Coffee beans were roasted at 220 + 10 °C, for 7, 9, and 11 min, ...
Jain Archana - - 2013
A focused review of the risk of harms of anti-TNF inhibitors in adult rheumatic diseases was performed. An increased risk of serious infections, tuberculosis and other opportunistic infections has been reported across various studies, with etanercept appearing to have a modestly better safety profile in terms of tuberculosis and opportunistic ...
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