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Zhao Ruirui - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK, EC 2.7.11.24) cascade from several plant species has been shown to be activated during response to abiotic stress. Ethylene plays an important role in fruit tolerance to environmental stress. However, the mechanisms by which MAPK regulates defence systems in fruit and the relationship between MAPK ...
Oishi Yoshifumi - - 2013
Background: The aim of the present study was to detect earlier the negative effect of cardiovascular risk (CVR) factors on left atrial (LA) and left ventricular (LV) function related to abdominal aortic (AAO) stiffness using 2-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography (2DSTE) in asymptomatic patients. Methods and Results: One hundred and twelve patients with CVR ...
Shimmyo Takuo - - 2013
An 86-year-old woman with a history of right breast cancer resected seven years ago had a small pulmonary nodule located in left S5. Diagnosis was made by bronchoscopy using the endobronchial ultrasonography-guided sheath (EBUS-GS) method, but a histological diagnosis was not obtained. Wedge resection was performed due to suspicion of ...
Hori Daijiro - - 2013
We report on a successful configuration strategy of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation(ECMO) in two consecutive cases of acute lung injury. A 60-year-old woman with Streptococcus pneumoniae infection and a 22-year-old man with hemothorax were admitted to our hospital with failing lungs. Although treatment with a ventilator was started, oxygenation could not ...
Farah B Q - - 2013
WHAT IS ALREADY KNOWN ABOUT THIS SUBJECT: Aerobic exercise training is frequently used to reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease in obese adolescents. However, there is no consensus on how the intensity of exercise affects blood pressure and heart rate variability (HRV). WHAT THIS STUDY ADDS: The current study shows ...
Andrasik Michele Peake - - 2013
Observed seroincidence and prevalence rates in male-to-female (MTF) transgender individuals highlight the need for effective targeted HIV prevention strategies for this community. In order to develop an effective vaccine that can be used by transgender women, researchers must understand and address existing structural issues that present barriers to this group's ...
Burke Colin - - 2013
Although transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement is the standard procedure for the treatment of portal hypertension, it is often impossible to perform in patients with extrahepatic portal vein occlusion. In these patients, options for decompressing the liver are few. In this report, we present a novel solution for managing ...
Uttervall Mats - - 2013
Background: About 7000 Swedish citizens were on Christmas holiday in the disaster area at the time of the South-east Asian tsunami in 2004, in many cases with children and adolescents in their families. Aims: To investigate how adolescents experience a traumatic exposure to a natural disaster. Method: Twenty adolescents aged ...
Huyghe E - - 2013
To determine the risk factors for EDin men treated by prostate brachytherapy (PB) for localized prostate cancer and to propose a model to predict post-implant erectile function. Out of a series of 270 sexually active men treated by PB, 241 (89%) (mean age=66 years (range, 43-80)) accepted to participate in ...
Del Río M Pilar - - 2013
The chain gang! Tetrametallic iridium chains with the metal atoms in an average oxidation state 1.5 and bound by unsupported metal-metal bonds have been effectively connected to organic fragments with delocalized π electrons, such as 1,4-diethynylbenzene. This connection allows an electronic communication along the whole chain spanning around 30 Å and ...
Alexopoulou Orsalia - - 2013
Acromegaly is frequently associated with alterations of glucose metabolism but factors predisposing these patients to exhibit impaired glucose tolerance or overt diabetes at diagnosis are poorly understood. This study included 148 patients with newly diagnosed acromegaly (80 men; mean age: 45 ± 20 year). All patients underwent an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), ...
Jo Vickie Y - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) has high sensitivity. Previous studies demonstrated correlation between FNA sensitivity and PTC size, and lower sensitivity for follicular variant of PTC (FVPTC). Data are lacking for other types of thyroid carcinomas. Methods: 996 resected thyroid carcinomas at two institutions (6- and ...
De Caterina R - - 2013
Contrary to previous models based on plasma, coagulation processes are currently believed to be mostly cell surface-based, including three overlapping phases: initiation, when tissue factor-expressing cells and microparticles are exposed to plasma; amplification, whereby small amounts of thrombin induce platelet activation and aggregation, and promote activation of factors (F)V, FVIII ...
Li Hong - - 2013
This study describes a facile breath-figure method for the preparation of honeycomb-like porous TiO2 films with an organometallic small-molecule precursor. Multiple characterization techniques have been used to investigate the porous films and a mechanism for the formation process of porous TiO2 films through the breath-figure method is proposed. The pore ...
Kalra Sanjay - - 2013
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease with a higher risk of associated infections. HIV infection severely affects diabetic patients and acts as a significant health concern. Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has changed HIV from an acute infection to a chronic infection with associated significant metabolic abnormalities such as insulin ...
Mendez-Figueroa Hector - - 2013
Abstract Objective: The prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is increasing. This study was designed to determine if different frequencies in blood glucose (BG) monitoring, without regard to other variables, would allow timely detection of hyperglycemia requiring pharmacologic treatment in mild GDMs. Methods: Retrospective chart review, limited to self-glucose monitoring ...
Mishra Raghvendra Raman - - 2013
AIM: Gallbladder cancer (GBC) may be associated with Helicobacter pylori. The present study was designed to analyze the association of cytokine expression with H. pylori in patients with GBC. METHODS: GBC tissue sample and 5 mL blood were collected from each of 54 GBC patients. H. pylori was identified in tissue ...
Amama Placidus B - - 2013
A simple, reliable, and non-destructive approach based on contact angle measurements is described for predicting the activity of catalyst supports in carbon nanotube (CNT) carpet growth. The basic component of the surface free energy of different alumina supports - determined from the van Oss-Good-Chaudhury model and the Young-Dupré equation - ...
Brodin E - - 2013
Previous studies have provided indirect evidence for a possible association between vitamin D status and risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). However, no study has so far investigated the association between serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D), the biomarker of vitamin D status, and risk of VTE. The aim of our ...
Fujisaki Momoko - - 2013
New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase-1 (NDM-1) is one of the metallo-β-lactamase (MBL), and has been identified from clinical isolates worldwide. The rapid detection of NDM-1 producers is necessary to prevent their dissemination. Seven kinds of metal- ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) complexes were evaluated as a metallo-β-lactamase (MBL) inhibitor for the double-disk synergy test ...
Singh Anshuman - - 2013
Oral administration of low doses (1.25 or 2.5 or 5 mg/kg) corresponding to 1/200th or 1/100th or 1/50th of LD50 of cypermethrin, a synthetic type II pyrethroid, to pregnant Wistar rats from gestation day 5 to 21 produced a dose-dependent increase in the expression of xenobiotic metabolizing cytochrome P450 (CYP) 1A-, ...
Yoshimura Noriko - - 2013
We herein report the case of a patient with an acute cervicomediastinal hematoma secondary to the spontaneous rupture of a parathyroid adenoma. A 47-year-old female presented with swelling and pain in the neck. She had no history of trauma or of having undergone any medical or odontological procedures. An ultrasound ...
Pendergraph Samuel A - - 2013
Free-standing colloidal arrays can be easily transferred to supported fibers. These films conform and provide the template to have consistent submicrometer and nanometer features transferred to the periphery of rough, 7 μm diameter fibers. This technique is adjustable to a number of fiber surfaces and colloidal template sizes.
Thivel D - - 2013
WHAT IS ALREADY KNOWN ABOUT THIS SUBJECT: Acute exercise may lead to subsequent energy expenditure compensation. Intensive exercise may favor a higher compensation than low or moderate exercises. WHAT THIS STUDY ADDS: This post-exercise compensation might occur only in overweight/obese youth and not in lean. This work used objective measures ...
Zhu Jinbo - - 2013
Adopting fluorescence of PPIX enhanced by a split G-quadruplex and toehold mediated strand displacement reaction, a series of unlabeled fluorescent logic gates is set up and some of them are cascaded into circuits. Controlled release of PPIX, which is also a photosensitizer in photodynamic diagnosis and therapy, is realised by ...
Qi Hetong - - 2013
This study demonstrates a facile yet effective strategy for amperometric assay of electrochemically inactive heparin based on an anion-exchange mechanism with polyimidazolium (Pim) as the synthetic receptor. The rationale for the amperometric heparin assay is essentially based on the different binding affinity of the synthetic Pim receptor toward electrochemically active ...
Niu Dechao - - 2013
Multifunctional organic/inorganic hybrid nanovesicles, fabricated by a facile self-assembly/sol-gel approach, display a unique morphology (figure) and satisfactory stability under physiological conditions. By co-encapsulation of superparamagnetic magnetite nanoparticles and a liquid perfluorocarbon, the nanovesicles can be used not only as a dual-modality ultrasound/magnetic resonance contrast agent for accurate cancer diagnosis and ...
Wang Jiaqing - - 2013
A favorable Si (core)-hollow carbon nanofiber (sheath) nanocomposite, was synthesized by a coaxial electrospinning technique. As a potential anode material for LIBs, this composite displays a high reversible capacity of 1300 mA h g-1 even after 80 cycles at 0.5 C. It also exhibits a reversible discharge capacity as high ...
Vinciguerra Federica - - 2013
The prevalence of very severe obesity has increased progressively and faster than other classes of obesity over the last years. It is unclear whether the prevalence of obesity-related complications and health risks increases progressively or reaches a plateau above a certain degree of obesity. The aim of our study was ...
Biron Kaan E - - 2013
Pathogenic neoangiogenesis in Alzheimer's disease (AD) is due to amyloid-beta (Aβ) and results in blood-brain barrier (BBB) leakiness in AD. It likely occurs as a compensatory response to impaired cerebral blood flow and provides a strong link between brain vascularity and AD. Aβ immunotherapy is an experimental treatment for AD; ...
Terent'ev Alexander O - - 2013
Phosphomolybdic acid (PMA) and phosphotungstic acid (PTA) efficiently catalyze the addition of H2O2 to β-diketones to form bridged 1,2,4,5-tetraoxanes. These reactions are not accompanied by the formation of monocyclic peroxides containing hydroxy and hydroperoxide groups or polymeric peroxides. The use of these catalysts made it possible to obtain bridged tetraoxanes ...
Alexiev Borislav A - - 2013
Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) is a rare, non-Langerhans form of histiocytosis of unknown origin with distinct clinicopathologic and radiographic features. Reports detailing the cytology of ECD are rare. We describe a case of ECD with pericardial effusion. Cytologic examination revealed a hypercellular specimen composed of clusters and singly dispersed foamy macrophages ...
Haag Wendell R - - 2013
Selection is expected to optimize reproductive investment resulting in characteristic trade-offs among traits such as brood size, offspring size, somatic maintenance, and lifespan; relative patterns of energy allocation to these functions are important in defining life-history strategies. Freshwater mussels are a diverse and imperiled component of aquatic ecosystems, but little ...
Hou Ningqi - - 2013
Recent reports have shown that the breast cancer incidence rate in the US stabilized after a sharp reduction in 2002 and 2003. It is important to continue monitoring breast cancer incidence rates according to age group, race/ethnicity, estrogen receptor (ER) status, and tumor stage. Age-standardized breast cancer incidence rates were ...
Debeer Elise - - 2013
Functional avoidance is considered as one of the key mechanisms underlying overgeneral autobiographical memory (OGM). According to this view OGM is regarded as a learned cognitive avoidance strategy, based on principles of operant conditioning; i.e., individuals learn to avoid the emotionally painful consequences associated with the retrieval of specific negative ...
Baker Joseph - - 2013
Over the past decade a small evidence base has highlighted the potential importance of seemingly innocuous variables related to one's hands, such as hand dominance and the relative length of the second and fourth digits (2D:4D ratio), to success in sport. This study compared 2D:4D digit ratio and handedness among ...
Khan Gulfaraz - - 2013
In September 2012, a novel coronavirus was isolated from a patient in Saudi Arabia who had died of an acute respiratory illness and renal failure. The clinical presentation was reminiscent of the outbreak caused by the SARS-coronavirus (SARS-CoV) exactly ten years ago that resulted in over 8000 cases. Sequence analysis ...
Corazzini Kirsten N - - 2013
Inadequate pain medication management is pervasive in nursing homes (NHs). Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) deliver the majority of licensed nursing care, but LPNs are neither trained nor licensed to provide comprehensive pain assessment and medication management. In this study, we describe how pain medication management occurs in NHs by exploring ...
Medina-Franco José L - - 2013
Inhibitors of DNA methyltransferase (DNMT) are attractive compounds not only as potential therapeutic agents for the treatment of cancer and other diseases, but also as research tools to investigate the role of DNMTs in epigenetic events. Recent advances in high-throughput screening (HTS) for epigenetic targets and the availability of the ...
Wen Shihui - - 2013
We report the use of multifunctional dendrimer-modified multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) for targeted and pH-responsive delivery of doxorubicin (DOX) into cancer cells. In this study, amine-terminated generation 5 poly(amidoamine) (PAMAM) dendrimers modified with fluorescein isothiocyanate (FI) and folic acid (FA) were covalently linked to acid-treated MWCNTs, followed by acetylation of ...
Sanders Dirk - - 2013
Species extinctions are biased towards higher trophic levels, and primary extinctions are often followed by unexpected secondary extinctions. Currently, predictions on the vulnerability of ecological communities to extinction cascades are based on models that focus on bottom-up effects, which cannot capture the effects of extinctions at higher trophic levels. We ...
Kumar S Nishanth - - 2013
The synergistic anticandidal activity of three diketopiperazines [cyclo-(L-Pro-L-Leu) (1), cyclo-(D-Pro-L-Leu) (2), and cyclo-(D-Pro-L-Tyr) (3)] purified from a Bacillus sp. N strain associated with entomopathogenic nematode Rhabditis (Oscheius) in combination with amphotericin B and clotrimazole was investigated using the macrodilution method. The minimum inhibitory concentration and minimum fungicidal concentration of the ...
Wang Yaxue - - 2013
Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of three models based on the crystal structure of the E343K variant of human ferrochelatase were performed in this study. The "open" and "closed" conformations of the enzyme obtained by simulations are in agreement with the corresponding crystal structures. The snapshots and the structure analysis indicate ...
Martadinata Herry - - 2013
Telomeric-repeat containing RNAs (TERRA) are transcript products of the telomeres. Human TERRA sequences containing UUAGGG repeats can form parallel-stranded G-quadruplexes. The stacking interaction of such structures was shown to be important for ligand targeting and higher-order arrangement of G-quadruplexes in long TERRA sequences. Here we report on the first high-resolution ...
Korehei R - - 2013
AIMS: Antibacterial food packaging materials, such as bacteriophage-activated electrospun fibrous mats, may address concerns triggered by waves of bacterial food contamination. To address this, we investigated several efficient methods for incorporating T4 bacteriophage into electrospun fibrous mats. METHODS AND RESULTS: The incorporation of T4 bacteriophage using simple suspension electrospinning led ...
Gu Hongcheng - - 2013
Photonic crystal materials are developed from colloidal crystal fibers or beads. As the fibers have cylindrical symmetry, the fiber-composed PhCs show anisotropic angle independence. By contrast, the bead-composed PhCs display angle-independent structural colors because of the spherical symmetry of their bead elements.
Akter S - - 2013
SUMMARY Escherichia coli, a prominent waterborne pathogen, causes a variety of gastrointestinal and extraintestinal infections that depend on virulence determinants. To monitor natural aquatic systems for virulence-associated genes of E. coli, multiplex PCR was used in a survey covering 46 major natural water bodies in Bangladesh. DNA was extracted directly ...
Golan M - - 2013
WHAT IS ALREADY KNOWN ABOUT THIS SUBJECT: The FEAHQ was originally developed in Israel and designed for use in family-based weight-management interventions that emphasized changes in the environment and in parents' knowledge, behaviors, and modeling. A key distinction of the FEAHQ from other tools is the ability to evaluate the ...
Gewandter J S - - 2013
PURPOSE: This study was conducted in order to characterize the prevalence of falls and functional impairments (FIs) and their association with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) in cancer survivors. METHODS: We analyzed baseline assessments from a phase III RCT in cancer survivors with self-reported CIPN scores of >4 out of 10. ...
Pan Weihua - - 2013
Primary pulmonary tumors in small children have remained a challenge for pediatric surgeons. Pneumonectomy and radical lobectomy are limitedly indicated due to surgical difficulties and sequelae. Here, we present our experience with a 4-year-old patient who suffered from an inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor. A left lower sleeve lobectomy was performed, and ...
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