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Fujita Kishu - - 2013
A 50-year-old man underwent repeat surgery for a benign vagal schwannoma in the middle mediastinum. He had undergone tumor enucleation at another hospital 4 months before presentation. The tumor (99 × 88 × 76 mm) was located in the aortopulmonary window and arose from the left vagus nerve. It had ...
Upadhyay Richa - - 2013
An efficient, rapid, and highly reproducible regeneration protocol was successfully developed for Phyllanthus fraternus from the field-derived mature nodal segments. The explants induced multiple shoots on cytokinin containing medium. The highest frequency (99 %) and maximum number of shoots (19.75) were induced on Murashige and Skoog's (MS) medium supplemented with 2.22 μM ...
Jung Jiyoung - - 2013
A series of C2 -symmetric chiral tetra-dentate ligands were prepared by using [4,5]- or [5,6]-pinene-fused 2,2'-bipyridyl units that are supported across a rigid arylene-ethynylene backbone. These conformationally pre-organised chelates support stable 1:1 metal complexes, which were fully characterised by UV/Vis, fluorescence, circular dichroism (CD), and 1 H NMR spectroscopy. A careful ...
De Angelis B - - 2013
The purpose of this uncontrolled study was to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of ReCell® system in the treatment of chronic ulcers. From October 2011 to July 2012, 20 patients, 8 men and 12 women with a mean age of 70 years, with chronic ulcers of different aetiology that were unresponsive to ...
Pruitt Sandi L - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Using 1998-2005 SEER-Medicare data, we examined the effect of diagnostic and treatment delays on all-cause and colorectal cancer (CRC)-specific death among US adults aged ≥ 66 years with invasive colon or rectal cancer. We hypothesized that longer delays would be associated with a greater risk of death. METHODS: We defined diagnostic and ...
Baijens Laura W J - - 2013
This narrative review summarizes published studies on diagnostic examinations and therapeutic interventions for phagophobia. The electronic databases Embase, PubMed, PsycINFO®, and The Cochrane Library were used. The literature search was limited to publications in the English, German, French, Spanish, or Dutch language. The original articles are summarized in the present ...
Wang Xi - - 2013
We have demonstrated a new and facile bottom-up protocol for the effective synthesis of oval-shaped iron oxide/ethylene glycol (FeOx /EG) mesostructured nanosheets. Deprotonated ethylene glycol molecules are intercalated into iron oxide layers to form an interlayer distance of 10.6 Å. These materials display some peculiar magnetic properties, such as the low ...
Liu Hung-Chang - - 2013
Objective: There are still controversies about the surgical benefits for elderly lung cancer.The aims of this study were to assess impacts of aging for non-small cell lung cancer(NSCLC) following pulmonary resection.Methods: A retrospective study was undertaken for patients operated at a curative intent from January 1998 to October 2008. Patients ...
Botezatu Anca - - 2013
The aim of this study was to investigate the role of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) polymorphisms and MTHFR methylation pattern in cervical lesions development among women from Romania, a country with high prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) cervical infections. To achieve this goal, blood samples and cervical cytology specimens (n = 77)/tumour tissue ...
Wang Qiong - - 2013
The abnormal expression of Tau protein in breast cancer tissue affects paclitaxel sensitivity. The abnormal expression also exists in gastric carcinoma. Therefore, we speculate that the expression levels of Tau protein is closely related to paclitaxel sensitivity in gastric cancer, thus affecting the efficacy of paclitaxel. In this study, we ...
Yata Nahoko - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: The data available on reference ranges for cystatin C in children are limited, and there are discrepancies among the available data. The aim of this study was to describe the reference ranges for cystatin C in Japanese children by using 4 automated assays. METHODS: Serum cystatin C levels were ...
Aasa Agneta - - 2013
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To identify and describe patients' experiences of a preoperative information session with a nurse, as part of the enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) concept, and its impact on patient participation in their own care. BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery after surgery is a standardised, multimodal treatment programme for elective ...
Carbo-Gas María - - 2013
Because of its primary role in drug-seeking, consumption and addictive behaviour, there is a growing interest in identifying the neural circuits and molecular mechanisms underlying the formation, maintenance and retrieval of drug-related memories. Human studies, which focused on neuronal systems that store and control drug-conditioned memories, have found cerebellar activations ...
Ikemura Satoshi - - 2013
We report our experience in two cases of subchondral insufficiency fracture of the femoral head with a history of internal fixation of the femoral neck fracture. Both cases were young females (26 and 43 years old, respectively). Their hip pain occurred more than 2 years and 1 year after the primary surgical treatment, ...
Francesca Donato Maria - - 2013
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection may be associated with extra-hepatic illness including mixed cryoglobulinemia (MC). Consistent evidence exists on HCV-MC in the non-transplantation setting but information on HCV-related cryoglobulinemia after solid organ transplantation is limited, particularly after liver transplantation (LT). We report on a 48-year-old man who developed HCV-associated cryoglobulinemic ...
Marsh Jason - - 2013
Some philosophers have argued for what I call the reason-giving requirement for conscientious refusal in reproductive healthcare. According to this requirement, healthcare practitioners who conscientiously object to administering standard forms of treatment must have arguments to back up their conscience, arguments that are purely public in character. I argue that ...
Lv Junnan - - 2013
The β-mannanase gene (1,029 nucleotide) from Bacillus subtilis MAFIC-S11, encoding a polypeptide of 342 amino acids, was cloned and expressed in Pichia pastoris. To increase its expression, the β-mannanase gene was optimized for codon usage (mannS) and fused downstream to a sequence-encoding modified α-factor signal peptide. The expression level was ...
Sánchez-Niubò Albert - - 2013
AIM: This study estimates lifetime incidence trends of cannabis and cocaine use over 38 years from general population surveys of drug use (GPSDU) in Spain, taking into account changes of population age structure. DESIGN: Periodic cross-sectional studies. SETTING: Eight biennial GPSDU from 1995 to 2009 in Spain. PARTICIPANTS: Interviewees aged ...
Alley Mr - - 2013
Abstract CASE HISTORY: Four 4-5-month-old nestlings and one adult in a commercial aviary of 53 Gouldian finches (Erythrura gouldiae) died over a 2-week period in July 2000. PATHOLOGICAL FINDINGS: One nestling was necropsied and showed bronze-tinged skeletal muscles, a swollen liver with haemorrhagic margins and numerous haemorrhages on serosal surfaces. ...
Komatsu Teruya - - 2013
Purpose: Analgesia following thoracotomy is routinely accomplished using epidural blockage performed by anesthesiologists. More effective pain control can be achieved with continuous paravertebral blockage performed by thoracic surgeons. We aimed to retrospectively analyze the efficacy of paravertebral blockage for managing post-thoracotomy pain.Methods: The study included 125 patients who underwent continuous ...
Furuichi Kengo - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Diabetic nephropathy, leading to end-stage renal disease, has a considerable impact on public health and the social economy. However, there are few national registries of diabetic nephropathy in Japan. The aims of this prospective cohort study are to obtain clinical data and urine samples for revising the clinical staging ...
Krenn V - - 2013
The revised classification of the periprosthetic membrane (synovial-like interface membrane SLIM) encompasses all pathological alterations which can occur as a result of endoprosthetic replacement of major joints and lead to a reduction in durability of prostheses. This also includes the established consensus classification of SLIM by which aseptic and septic ...
Wang Fei - - 2013
Artificial leaf structures have been fabricated by the self-assembly of ZnO nanoparticles. A hydrothermal method was used to synthesize the nanoparticles. The self-assembly patterns showed asymmetric dendritic morphologies, larger surface-to-volume ratios, a broad absorption band and high resistance. A non-equilibrium two-stage-formation process included diffusion limited aggregation, and the phase-field model ...
Cehreli Zafer C - - 2013
Abstract Objective. To compare the smear layer removal efficacy and erosive effects of different irrigation protocols under clinical and laboratory conditions. Materials and methods. Mandibular third molars (n = 32) of 30-45 year-old patients were instrumented with rotary files and were randomly assigned to one of the following groups for ...
Mondal Mintu - - 2013
The persistence of a soft gap in the density of states above the superconducting transition temperature T, the pseudogap, has long been thought to be a hallmark of unconventional high-temperature superconductors. However, in the last few years this paradigm has been strongly revised by increasing experimental evidence for the emergence ...
Langeveld Wendy T - - 2013
Abstract With the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the lack of new antibiotics being brought onto the market, alternative strategies need to be found to cope with infections resulting from drug-resistant bacteria. A possible solution may be to combine existing antibiotics with phytochemicals to enhance the efficacy of antibiotics. A ...
Cao Juxiang - - 2013
The GABA shunt pathway involves three enzymes: glutamate decarboxylase (GAD), GABA aminotransferase (GAT), and succinate semialdehyde dehydrogenase (SSADH). These enzymes act in concert to convert glutamate (α-ketoglutarate) to succinate. Deletion mutations in each of these genes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae resulted in growth defects at 45°C. Double and triple mutation constructs ...
Rafiq Qasim A - - 2013
Human mesenchymal stem cell (hMSC) therapies have the potential to revolutionise the healthcare industry and replicate the success of the therapeutic protein industry; however, for this to be achieved there is a need to apply key bioprocessing engineering principles and adopt a quantitative approach for large-scale reproducible hMSC bioprocess development. ...
Hinde Katie - - 2013
Mother's milk provides building blocks necessary for infant development and growth postnatally. Minerals in milk are particularly important for infant skeletal development and may reflect maternal characteristics that are associated with the capacity to synthesize milk and sex-specific developmental priorities of the infant. Using a large sample of mother-infant dyads ...
Sui W - - 2013
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by the production of autoantibodies directed against nuclear self-antigens and circulating immune complexes. This results in damages to various organs or systems, including skin, joints, kidneys and the central nervous system. Clinical manifestations of SLE could be diverse, including glomerulonephritis, ...
Bansal Raman - - 2013
In insects, the enzyme trehalase plays a crucial role in energy metabolism, chitin synthesis and possibly during plant-insect interactions. We have characterized a soluble trehalase gene (Tre-1) from cDNA of Aphis glycines, a serious migratory pest of soybean. The full-length cDNA of Tre-1 in A. glycines (AyTre-1) was 2550 bp long ...
Radha Boya - - 2013
Three-dimensional hierarchical patterning of metals is of paramount importance in diverse fields involving photonics, controlling surface wettability and wearable electronics. Conventionally, this type of structuring is tedious and usually involves layer-by-layer lithographic patterning. Here, we describe a simple process of direct nanoimprint lithography using palladium benzylthiolate, a versatile metal-organic ink, ...
Kontos C K - - 2013
The human tissue kallikrein (KLK1) and kallikrein-related peptidases (KLKs) are secreted serine proteases with diverse expression patterns and physiological roles in different systems, including the digestive system. The aberrant expression of KLK s in gastrointestinal malignancies as well as their implication in carcinogenesis including cell growth regulation, angiogenesis, invasion, and ...
O'Brien Paul - - 2013
Background: Distressing visual hallucinations (VH) are frequently present in schizophrenia. Despite their prevalence, limited research exists regarding effective clinical interventions. Cognitive models of VH state that distress results from threat appraisals of the hallucination. Method: This individual case study describes the use of a graded exposure approach following the discovery ...
Hosseini Morteza Tavakkoli - - 2013
BACKGROUND: HeartMate II (HM II) and HeartWare (HW) Left Ventricular Assist Devices have been successfully used in end-stage heart failure patients as a bridge to transplantation, recovery, or decision. We set out to compare their effect in off-loading the left ventricle and its geometry. METHODS: The left ventricular end diastolic ...
Treede R-D - - 2013
Abstract The capsaicin 8% cutaneous patch is an emergent new treatment option for patients with peripheral neuropathic pain. In randomized controlled clinical studies relevant pain relief for 12 weeks was achieved in about one third of patients following a single application. The first part of this paper is a review ...
Piccinelli Marina - - 2013
The aim of the present work is to quantitatively assess the three-dimensional distributions of the displacements experienced during the cardiac cycle by the luminal boundary of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and to correlate them with the local bulk hemodynamics. Ten patients were acquired by means of time resolved computed tomography, ...
Trafford Crump R - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: To assess the Threshold Technique's (TT) feasibility in community-wide surveys of U.S. Medicare beneficiaries' preferences for end-of-life (EOL) care options. STUDY SETTING: Study participants were community-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries in four different regions in the United States. STUDY DESIGN: During personal interviews, participants considered four EOL scenarios, each presenting a ...
Hong Sahwan - - 2013
Comparison between piezoelectric force microscopy images and current-voltage data consecutively obtained using conductive atomic force microscopy below transition voltages for a highly oriented ferroelectric BiFeO3 nano-island confirms that ferroelectric polarization reversal induces transitions of forward-direction, and thus down- and up-polarization is accompanied by positive- and negative-forward diode-like behavior, respectively.
Caughey Gillian E - - 2013
PURPOSE: This study aimed to examine the effect of antidepressant use on persistence with newly initiated oral antidiabetic medicines in older people. METHODS: A retrospective study of administrative claims data from the Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs, from 1 July 2000 to 30 June 2008 of new users of ...
Orós J - - 2013
We describe the morphologic and toxicological findings in a case of pansteatitis in a stranded loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta. At necropsy, a large amount of adipose tissue in the celomic cavity showing very firm, yellow to orange irregular formations was observed. Histological lesions ranged from the infiltration of necrotic ...
Patel Nishant - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Complete device and lead removal is recommended for management of infected implantable cardiac device. Management of large lead vegetation (2 cm) is still in debate. METHODS: We report a series of patients involving percutaneous extraction of large vegetations (>2 cm) from ICD/pacing leads using the AngioVac Cannula in patients with infective ...
Hata Yuichiro - - 2013
Abstract Objective. Excessive wound contraction apparently inhibits maxillary growth; thus, myofibroblast apoptosis needs to be accelerated in mucoperiosteal denudation after palatoplasty. The aim of this study was to evaluate myofibroblast apoptosis during wound healing in mucoperiosteal denudation of rat palates immediately after post-operative administration of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF). ...
Varshney Ekta - - 2013
Identification of polymorphism of cytochrome P450 2C9 (CYP2C9) enzymes in different ethnic populations is important to understand the differences in clinical responses to drugs. This study determines the CYP2C9 genetic polymorphism in Indian National Capital Region and correlates the phenotype-genotype. Losartan (25 mg) was administered to 107 volunteers to assess CYP2C9 ...
Hui Christy L M - - 2013
AIM: Psychotic disorders incur substantial long-term burdens to patients and society. Early intervention (EI) during the initial years of psychotic disorders can improve long-term outcome. In Hong Kong, a pilot EI programme (EASY, Early Assessment Service for Young people with psychosis) had been set up since 2001 to serve clients ...
Mune Tomoatsu - - 2013
Type 2 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase encoded by the HSD11B2 gene converts cortisol to inactive cortisone and thus protects the mineralocorticoid receptor from cortisol exposure. Impaired activity of this enzyme leads to mineralocorticoid excess, suggesting HSD11B2 as a candidate locus for patients at risk of developing low renin or salt-sensitive essential hypertension. ...
Matei Elena - - 2013
NMR spectroscopy and isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) are powerful methods to investigate ligand-protein interactions. Here, we present a versatile and sensitive fluorine NMR spectroscopic approach that exploits the 19 F nucleus of 19 F-labeled carbohydrates as a sensor to study glycan binding to lectins. Our approach is illustrated with the ...
van Dijk Christel E - - 2013
In The Netherlands, the remuneration system for GPs changed in 2006. Before the change, GPs received a capitation fee for publicly insured patients and fee for service (FFS) for privately insured patients. In 2006, a combined system was introduced for all patients, with elements of capitation as well as FFS. ...
Stolee Jessica A - - 2013
Ambient ionization methods for mass spectrometry have enabled the in situ and in vivo analysis of biological tissues and cells. When an etched optical fiber is used to deliver laser energy to a sample in laser ablation electrospray ionization (LAESI) mass spectrometry, the analysis of large single cells becomes possible. ...
Zhang Jingchun - - 2013
Emulsions stabilized by clay particles and sorbitan monooleate (Span 80) were investigated, and an abnormal phase inversion was observed by increasing the concentration of clay particles in the aqueous phase. At a fixed concentration of Span 80 in the oil phase, the emulsions were oil-in-water (o/w) when the concentration of ...
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