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Stolzenberg N - - 2013
Objectives: In order to better understand which training approaches are more effective for preventing bone loss in post-menopausal women with low bone mass, we examined the effect of a nine-month resistive exercise program with either an additional whole body vibration exercise (VIB) or balance training (BAL). Methods: 68 post-menopausal women ...
Lim Dong Hui - - 2013
To identify factors that influence near vision after monofocal intraocular lens (IOL) implantation for distance vision. A retrospective review was conducted of patients who underwent cataract surgery with monofocal IOL implantation from October 2009 to April 2010 at Samsung Medical Center. Eyes were classified as having good (⩾ J4) or ...
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 ...
Liu Fei F Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai, - - 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 was performed ...
Kean Emily B - - 2013
One hospital's experience with this easy-to-use, free blogging platform.
Kim Hyungsuk H Department of Plastic Surgery and Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2013
Using an internal mammary artery as the recipient vessel in a free flap autologous breast reconstruction is common practice, but this vessel is often sacrificed for end-to-end anastomosis and is typically assessed by removing a costal cartilage segment. The authors studied the reliability of the end-to-side arterial anastomosis using a ...
Picken Maria M - - 2013
Among the various systemic amyloidoses, deposits derived from the immunoglobulin light chain (AL) account for 85% of cases. In this issue, Nasr et al. report 16 cases of renal heavy and light+heavy chain amyloidosis and compare them with renal light chain amyloidosis. While additional studies are needed to shed light ...
Guan Zheng-Jun - - 2013
Transgenic plant-derived vaccines comprise a new type of bioreactor that combines plant genetic engineering technology with an organism's immunological response. This combination can be considered as a bioreactor that is produced by introducing foreign genes into plants that elicit special immunogenicity when introduced into animals or human beings. In comparison ...
Collins Amy M - - 2013
Early intervention through parents is key to improving child behavior outcomes.
Hynes Sally S Division of Plastic Surgery, British Columbia Children's Hospital, Vancouver, BC, - - 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 patients with ...
Enjo Mitsuhiro M Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kinki University Faculty of Medicine, Osaka, - - 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 improve the ...
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 ...
Guyuron Bahman B Department of Plastic Surgery, Case Western Reserve University, 29017 Cedar Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44124, USA. - - 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, intraoperative and ...
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 ...
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 I Department of Plastic Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, - - 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 necrosis" and ...
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 ...
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 ...
Costa-Ferreira António A Department of Plastic Surgery, São João Hospital, Porto Medical School, Porto, - - 2013
Scarpa fascia preservation has been suggested as a way of reducing complications associated with conventional abdominoplasty. A prospective randomized study was conducted to evaluate the effect on results and complications of preserving the Scarpa fascia during a full abdominoplasty. This was a single-center study conducted from August of 2009 to ...
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 ...
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 AK Division of Plastic Surgery, Lurie Children's Hospital of Northwestern University, 225 East Chicago Avenue, Box 93, Chicago, IL 60611, USA. - - 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 2011 were ...
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 ...
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 ...
Sears Erika Davis ED Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, 2130 Taubman Center, SPC 5340, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5340, - - 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 Accreditation Council ...
Yin Vivian T VT Section of Ophthalmology, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, - - 2013
To review the literature on targeted therapy for orbital and periocular basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and provide examples of patients recently treated with such therapy. The authors reviewed the literature on clinical results of targeted therapy and the molecular basis for targeted therapy in ...
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 ...
Koga Takaaki T Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, 7-5-1 Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0017, - - 2013
The haematoma at a fracture site plays an important role in fracture healing. Previously, we demonstrated that a fracture haematoma contains multilineage mesenchymal progenitor cells. We postulated that the haematoma provided a source of chondrogenic cells for endochondral ossification during fracture healing and preservation of the cells contributed to biological ...
Müller Andreas - - 2013
Abstract The analysis of effects from coupling in and between systems is important in data-driven investigations as practiced in many scientific fields. It allows deeper insights into the mechanisms of interaction emerging among individual smaller systems when forming complex systems as in the human circulatory system. For systems featuring various ...
Ono Shimpei S Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, - - 2013
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 appraise ...
Luo Shixiang - - 2013
After a crisis, a dialysis nurse realizes her patients need more self-management education.
Martin-Smith James D JD Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, St. James's Hospital, James's Street, Dublin 8, Ireland. - - 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 method ...
Sananpanich Kanit K Department of Orthopedics, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand. - - 2013
With increasing use of free vascular flaps of the saphenous artery and descending genicular artery, the authors investigated the anatomical variations in cadavers. Thirty-one fresh cadaveric thighs were studied by anatomical dissection. The perforators and their source arteries were skeletonized along their courses to the superficial femoral artery and measured. ...
Shek Daniel T L - - 2013
Abstract A total of 236 schools participated in the Project P.A.T.H.S. in the 2010/2011 school year. After completion of the Tier 1 Program, subjective outcome evaluation data were collected from 3275 program implementers. Based on the consolidated findings based on schools as units, results showed that participants had positive perceptions ...
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Inactivation of the Kin1 protein kinase in calcineurin deficient cells inhibits contractile ring disassembly and leads to the formation of polysepta in fission yeast (Green: contractile ring structures revealed by the myosin light chain Rlc1-GFP; Blue: septum structures stained by methyl blue dye).
Scialla Julia J - - 2013
Previously, recipients of a simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant versus a kidney transplant alone were thought to have higher fracture risk. Using a large US registry, Nikkel et al. observed lower rates of fracture hospitalization among patients with type 1 diabetes after simultaneous pancreas-kidney compared with kidney transplantation alone, particularly among men. ...
Harada Atsushi - - 2013
DXA can accurately calculate bone mass, fat mass, and lean body mass, and so is considered the gold standard among methods of measuring skeletal muscle mass. Skeletal muscle mass is an essential item in the diagnosis of sarcopenia. Since the appendicular lean mass nearly corresponds to muscle mass, the appendicular ...
Dilbone Megan - - 2013
Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta var. latifolia) is a tree species utilized for succulent edible cambium and secondary phloem in the spring by Interior First Peoples of the Pacific Northwest. In this article we present a nutritional analysis of this food based on a pooled sample of 17 trees harvested in ...
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