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Basu S - - 2013
PurposeTo analyze the incidence and clinical course of patients developing progressive ocular inflammation following anti-tubercular therapy (ATT) for presumed ocular tuberculosis (TB).MethodsRetrospective analysis of medical records of patients who received ATT for presumed ocular TB and completed at least 12 months follow-up after initiation of ATT. The diagnosis of presumed ...
Okanishi Hiroki - - 2013
An 8-year-old male Shiba dog presented with chronic vomiting and diarrhoea. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed severe enteritis and infection of the duodenal mucosa with Echinostoma hortense. We performed therapy for parasites and enteritis. The therapy was successful for deworming, and temporarily improved the symptoms, but the dog died soon thereafter. ...
Li Haiqing - - 2013
1-Pyrenemethanol initiated hyperbranched polyglycerol (PiHP) has been synthesized and utilized to non-covalently functionalize pristine multi-walled carbon nanotubes (CNTs) through π-π stacking interactions. Mediated with the PiHP coating, a variety of metal nanoparticles (Au, Ag, Pd and Pt) were in situ generated and randomly tethered on the CNT sidewalls, producing various ...
Regué Laura - - 2013
The Hippo pathway, a cascade of protein kinases that inhibits the oncogenic transcriptional coactivators YAP and TAZ, was discovered in Drosophila as a major determinant of organ size in development. Known modes of regulation involve surface proteins that mediate cell-cell contact or determine epithelial cell polarity which, in a tissue-specific ...
Kubo Tomohide - - 2013
Objectives: The period of leisure is an appropriate time to recover from work-induced fatigue, though some recovery takes place during rest breaks at work. Recently, much attention has been paid to the critical role of leisure activity in recovery. However, the findings relevant to shiftwork nurses who cannot take a ...
Baptiste Beverly A - - 2013
Dinucleotide microsatellites are dynamic DNA sequences that affect genome stability. Here, we focused on mature microsatellites, defined as pure repeats of lengths above the threshold and unlikely to mutate below it in a single mutational event. We investigated the prevalence and mutational behavior of these sequences by using human genome ...
Chhabra Saurabh - - 2013
Primary adenocarcinomas of the presacral (retrorectal) space are rare. The diagnosis is usually delayed because of non-specific symptoms, and is made after a biopsy or surgery. These carcinomas arise from cystic lesions developing from remnants of the embryological postanal gut containing mucous-secreting epithelium, known as tail gut cysts. The potential ...
Ren Guangwen - - 2013
MicroRNAs regulate cancer metastasis by modulating both the intrinsic properties of tumour cells and their interactions with the tumour stroma. Both strands of the miR-126/miR-126* duplex are now shown to simultaneously target the Sdf-1α cytokine to reduce the recruitment of mesenchymal stem cells and inflammatory monocytes to primary tumours, thereby ...
Gunturu Krishna S - - 2013
Gastric cancer remains difficult to cure and has a poor overall prognosis. Chemotherapy and multimodality therapy has shown some benefit in the treatment of gastric cancer. Current therapies for gastric cancer have their limitations; thus, we are in need of newer treatment options including targeted therapies. Here, we review the ...
Lu Xu - - 2013
Six transcription factors of APETALA2/ethylene-response factor (AP2/ERF) family were cloned and analyzed in Artemisia annua. Real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-Q-PCR) showed that AaORA exhibited similar expression patterns to those of amorpha-4,11-diene synthase gene (ADS), cytochrome P450-dependent hydroxylase gene (CYP71AV1) and double bond reductase 2 gene (DBR2) in different tissues ...
Zelle Boris A - - 2013
BACKGROUND:: Loss of follow-up represents a potential source of bias. Suggested guidelines propose 20% loss of follow-up as acceptable. However, these guidelines have not been established through scientific investigations. The goal of this study was to evaluate how loss of follow-up influences the statistical significance in a trauma database. METHODS:: ...
Chun Charlotte A - - 2013
Although neurocognitive deficits are an integral characteristic of schizophrenia, there is inconclusive evidence as to whether they manifest across the schizophrenia-spectrum. We conducted two studies and a meta-analysis comparing neurocognitive functioning between psychometrically defined schizotypy and control groups recruited from a college population. Study One compared groups on measures of ...
Rhee S H - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the risk of late displacement after the treatment of distal radial fractures with a locking volar plate, and to investigate the clinical and radiological factors that might correlate with re-displacement. From March 2007 to October 2009, 120 of an original cohort of ...
Pakpoor Julia - - 2013
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a multifactorial disease in which both genetic and environmental factors and their interactions underlie causation. The current evidence base supports a strong association between Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and MS, but potential causality remains strongly debated. It is not possible to exclude the possibility that an abnormal ...
Lee Yee Ling Geraldine - - 2013
This study aims to reduce the incidence of falls in paediatric inpatients aged 3 and below by implementing fall prevention strategies. The Joanna Briggs Institute Practical Application of Clinical Evidence System and Getting Research into Practice programmes were used for this project. The project was carried out in three phases ...
To Christina A - - 2013
After excluding the typical causes, the underlying etiology of severe acute pancreatitis is often elusive; tumors are on the differential but may be difficult to prove in the absence of a discrete mass on imaging. In this report, we describe the case of an elderly woman with diffuse large B-cell ...
Schreiber Judy A - - 2013
Some readers will be transported back to when they were new oncology nurses and practice standards now considered outdated were cutting edge. Others will be amazed that our current understanding is vastly different than what was then known. Current knowledge and research trajectories exist because of the dedication and hard ...
Mavrodiev Pavlin - - 2013
How do humans respond to indirect social influence when making decisions? We analysed an experiment where subjects had to guess the answer to factual questions, having only aggregated information about the answers of others. While the response of humans to aggregated information is a widely observed phenomenon, it has not ...
Dunn Evan N - - 2013
ABSTRACT Purpose: To report a 65-year-old male patient with bilateral phakic cystoid macular edema secondary to idiopathic macular telangiectasia type 1, with robust response to topical steroidal and non-steroidal agents. Methods: Retrospective interventional case report. Chart review. Results: Snellen visual acuity was 20/40 bilaterally. Color fundus photographs showing golden crystalline ...
Pericherla Kasiviswanadharaju - - 2013
An efficient one-pot protocol has been developed using sequential C-N coupling and intramolecular dehydrogenative cross-couplings for the synthesis of azole fused imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine derivatives in good yields (62-78%).
Oketa Y - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: The fused in sarcoma (FUS) protein is a 526 amino acid and its expression is ubiquitous. Recently, mutations in a gene coding FUS have been identified in familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Also, FUS has been found in neuronal cytoplasmic inclusions in sporadic forms of ALS, suggesting that FUS ...
Li Ling - - 2013
The flat circular-shaped shells from Placenta placenta demonstrate high optical transparency in the visible light range while still maintaining mechanical robustness. The optical and mechanical design of this mineralized material system in correlation to its multiscale structural and crystallographical features are discussed in detail through both experimental and theoretical approaches.
Petrović Andjeljko - - 2013
We report the occurrence of Lysiphlebus orientalis in Serbia, an aphid parasitoid from the Far East that is new to Europe and has the potential to become invasive. Our finding based on morphological characters is confirmed by analyses of mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I sequences. An increase in number and ...
Soeffker Gerold - - 2013
Invasive aspergillosis, especially neuroaspergillosis, predominantly affects immunocompromised patients such as transplant recipients. Early diagnosis and subsequent early initiation of therapy may improve final outcome. In cerebral aspergillosis, samples for culture or histopathology, the diagnostic reference standard, are often impossible to obtain without risk. Because of these limitations, serological, nucleic acid ...
Sakakibara Keiko - - 2013
Unlike animals, land plants undergo an alternation of generations, producing multicellular bodies in both haploid (1n: gametophyte) and diploid (2n: sporophyte) generations. Plant body plans in each generation are regulated by distinct developmental programs initiated at either meiosis or fertilization, respectively. In mosses, the haploid gametophyte generation is dominant, whereas ...
Kim Jae-Hyung - - 2013
Abstract Objective: To compare the reduction in calculated Framingham 10-year coronary heart disease (CHD) risk after 52 weeks' intervention with a proactive multifactorial intervention (PMI) strategy (based on single-pill amlodipine/atorvastatin [SPAA]) versus continuing usual care (UC) (based on investigators' best clinical judgment) among younger (<65 years) and older (≥65 years) ...
Hennig Georg - - 2013
Quantification of erythrocyte zinc protoporphyrin IX (ZnPP) and protoporphyrin IX (PPIX), individually or jointly, is useful for the diagnostic evaluation of iron deficiency, iron-restricted erythropoiesis, lead exposure, and porphyrias. A method for simultaneous quantification of ZnPP and PPIX in unwashed blood samples is described, using dual-wavelength excitation to effectively eliminate ...
Germain Jean-François - - 2013
Epitrix species (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) feed mostly on plants from the family Solanaceae and some of them are major pests of potato crops. All Epitrix species are morphologically highly similar, which makes them difficult to identify and limits their study and management. Identification of species is mostly based on the observation ...
Mikhaelian Marina - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Studies showing the efficacy and accuracy of chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) in prenatal diagnosis may position it as a first-tier prenatal test. This study seeks to characterize the practices and attitudes of North American prenatal genetic counselors regarding CMA. METHOD: Genetic counselors (N = 196) in Canada and the USA responded ...
Carrera S - - 2013
Stra6 is the retinoic acid (RA)-inducible gene encoding the cellular receptor for holo-retinol binding protein. This transmembrane protein mediates the internalization of retinol, which then upregulates RA-responsive genes in target cells. Here, we show that Stra6 can be upregulated by DNA damage in a p53-dependent manner, and it has an ...
Ranney Richard R - - 2013
Dr. Ranney provides a commentary about two 1924 articles published in The Journal of the American Dental Association by Dr. William John Gies that highlight his many contributions to dental education.
Verble Margaret - - 2013
Context-The request process for eye and tissue donation is different from the process that families of organ donors experience, but the research into eye/tissue-only decision making has been sparse.Objective-To determine the concerns of families approached over the phone for eye/tissue donations and to study the impact of the donor registry ...
Dai Zhi - - 2013
The chromatographic chiral resolution of 4-aryl-1,4-dihydropyridines (1-32), 4-aryl-2-thioxo-1,2,3,4-tetrahydropyrimidines (33-38), and 4-aryl-2-oxo-1,2,3,4-tetrahydropyrimidines (39-41) was studied on a tetraproline-immobilized chiral column synthesized in our lab. This tetraproline chiral stationary phase can resolve most of these compounds. The 4-aryl-2-thioxo-1,2,3,4-tetrahydropyrimidines (33-38) and 4-aryl-2-oxo-1,2,3,4-tetrahydropyrimidines (39-41) were more efficiently resolved than the racemic 4-aryl-1,4-dihydropyridines on the ...
Wang Miao - - 2013
Mechanically excellent native cellulose nanofibers that are cleaved from plant cell walls have been modified by functionalized few-walled carbon nanotubes for hybrid nanofiber/nanotube aerogels. They show elastic mechanical behavior in combination with reversible electrical response under compression allowing responsive conductivity and pressure sensing. The concept combines wide availability of nanocellulosics ...
Fukushima W - - 2013
The systemic use of steroids and habitual alcohol intake are two major causative factors in the development of idiopathic osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). To examine any interaction between oral corticosteroid use and alcohol intake on the risk of ONFH, we conducted a hospital-based case-control study of 71 cases ...
Karunanithi Sellam - - 2013
Primary penile lymphoma is an extremely rare neoplasm. We present a case of 63-year-old man with painless diffuse pe- nile swelling and retention of urine. Biopsy from the penile swelling demonstrated CD20+ diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Staging was performed using fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) and revealed a ...
Hom Jacqueline M - - 2013
/st> The authors evaluated the adherence of state Medicaid Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) guidelines to recommended best oral health practices for infants and toddlers. /st> The authors obtained state EPSDT guidelines via the Internet or from the Medicaid-CHIP State Dental Association, Washington. They identified best oral ...
Gordon Sarah Elizabeth - - 2013
It is generally agreed that the concept of recovery is the result of two primary influences: longitudinal studies and the work, writing, perspectives, and advocacy of the consumer-survivor movement. To clarify what is actually meant by recovery, investigators have compared and contrasted the constructs being conveyed through each primary influence. ...
Xiong Yun - - 2013
In contrast to the well-established chemistry of ketones (R2 CO), the reactivity of the elusive heavier congeners R2 EO (E=Si, Ge, Sn, Pb) is far less explored because of the high polarity of the EO bonds and hence their tendency to oligomerize with no activation barrier. Very recently, great advances ...
Simões Tatiana R G - - 2013
We herein present the synthesis and X-ray structures of five copper(ii) complexes of formulae [Cu(bpca)(CF3SO3)(H2O)]·H2O (), [Cu(bpca)(Phpr)(H2O)]·3/2H2O (), {[Cu(bpca)]2[Cu(opba)(H2O)]}·H2O (), {[Cu(bpca)]2(H2opba)}2·6H2O () and [Cu(bpca)(EtH2opba)]n (), where bpca = bis(2-pyridylcarbonyl)amidate, Phpr = 3-phenylpropionate, CF3SO3- = triflate (anion of the trifluoromethanesulphonic acid), H4opba = N,N'-1,2-phenylenebis(oxamic acid), and EtH3opba = monoethyl ester derivative ...
Yu Tao - - 2013
Sensory preconditioning (SPC; also known as behaviorally silent learning) consists of a combination of two neutral stimuli, none of which elicits an unconditional response. After one of them is later paired with an unconditional stimulus (US), the other neutral stimulus also yields a conditional response although it has never been ...
Posner Lysa P - - 2013
HISTORY: CaridianBCT apheresis machines require a ~285 mL priming volume (extracorporeal blood) that is withdrawn from the patient in ~10 minutes. Therefore, apheresis in dogs has generally been limited to dogs > ~20 kg to assure <20% of the blood volume is removed in the priming phase. ANIMALS/PHYSICAL EXAMINATION: Three dogs weighing <14 kg ...
Ma Libo - - 2013
Opto-chemical sensors are prepared by self-assembly of SiO/SiO2 nanomembranes into microtube structures. Dynamic molecular processes of H2 O and C2 H5 OH are detected on the surface of sub-wavelength-thin nanomembranes. Based on perturbation theory, quantitative information of molecule layer changes is acquired. The nanomembrane-based molecular-sensing ability constitutes a versatile platform ...
Sam Teena - - 2013
Objective-To review the elements and components of the risk evaluation and mitigation strategies (REMS) for the costimulation blocker belatacept and associated implications for health care providers working with transplant recipients.Data Sources and Extraction-The MEDLINE and EMBASE databases (January 1990 to March 2012) were searched by using risk evaluation and mitigation ...
Parrenin F - - 2013
Understanding the role of atmospheric CO2 during past climate changes requires clear knowledge of how it varies in time relative to temperature. Antarctic ice cores preserve highly resolved records of atmospheric CO2 and Antarctic temperature for the past 800,000 years. Here we propose a revised relative age scale for the ...
Hill Garick - - 2013
Tetralogy of Fallot is the most common cyanotic congenital heart defect. Advances in surgical technique and postoperative care have improved survival which is now very good. Patients now face long-term morbidities such as reduced exercise tolerance and arrthymias. Cardiologists caring for these patients are confronted with decisions regarding best care ...
Melas Philippe A - - 2013
Monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) harbours a polymorphic upstream variable-number tandem repeat (u-VNTR). The MAOA-L allele of the u-VNTR leads to decreased gene expression levels in vitro and has been found to increase the risk of conduct disorder in males with childhood adversities. Early-life adversities have been associated with hypermethylation of ...
Lipka Daniel B - - 2013
The patent presents 140 purine and 7-azapurine derivatives as potent inhibitors of DOT1L histone methyltransferase that might be useful in the treatment of leukemia with MLL rearrangements. It is becoming more and more evident that the deregulation of chromatin modifiers such as DOT1L plays a critical role in tumorigenesis. As ...
Leonard Tammy - - 2013
Abstract Purpose. To examine the relationship between physical activity stages of change and preferences for financial risk and time. Design. A cross-sectional, community-based study. Setting. A low-income, urban, African-American neighborhood. Subjects. One hundred sixty-nine adults. Measures. Self-reported physical activity stages of change-precontemplation to maintenance, objectively measured body mass index and ...
McGillicuddy John W - - 2013
Context-The increasing number of marginal deceased kidney donors and an aging recipient population, prolonged hospitalization, and increased costs have destabilized the economic viability of kidney transplants.Objective-To determine if a delay in the administration of the day-of-discharge dose of rabbit antithymocyte globulin would result in equivalent clinical outcomes with cost savings.Design-Single-center, ...
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