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Levit Katharine R - - 2013
OBJECTIVES Goals were to describe funding for specialty behavioral health providers in 1986 and 2005 and examine how the recession, parity law, and Affordable Care Act (ACA) may affect future funding. METHODS Numerous public data sets and actuarial methods were used to estimate spending for services from specialty behavioral health ...
Zhang Lei - - 2013
Three distinct sets of indole-based heterocycles were rapidly and selectively synthesized from the same set of Ugi-adducts under microwave heating in a reaction-condition-controlled manner. Notably, an unprecedented metal-free intramolecular sp3-hybridized C-H arylation using only cesium carbonate was discovered.
Okamoto Hiroshi - - 2013
BACKGROUND: CD133 was recently reported to be a cancer stem cell marker and a prognostic marker for several tumors. However, few studies have investigated CD133 expression in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Therefore, we examined whether CD133 could serve as a prognostic marker of ESCC and investigated the correlation between ...
Schmidbauer Susanna - - 2013
Degradation of the materials in organic light-emitting devices (OLEDs) is the major impediment for the development of economically feasible, highly efficient and durable devices for commercial applications. Even though this chemical degradation is complex and the least understood of the different degradation modes in OLEDs, scientists were successful in providing ...
Lorite Pedro - - 2013
The Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata, family Chrysomelidae), a phytophagous insect, which feeds preferably on potatoes, constitutes a serious pest of this crop and causes extensive damage to tomatoes and eggplants. It has a remarkable ability to develop resistance quickly against insecticides and shows a diversified and flexible life history. ...
Shimada Yasushi - - 2013
The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of swept-source optical coherent tomography (SS-OCT) in detecting and estimating the depth of proximal caries in posterior teeth in vivo. SS-OCT images and bitewing radiographs were obtained from 86 proximal surfaces of 53 patients. Six examiners scored the locations ...
Yu Guiyong - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis is a condition of bones that leads to an increased susceptibility to fracture and consequent painful morbidity. It has become a major influence on life quality worldwide. However, until now, the molecular mechanism of this disease has been far from clear. METHODS: In this study, we obtained the ...
Aliabadi H M - - 2013
Enhanced survival mechanisms of malignant cells in combination with elevated levels of drug transporters can sustain an undesirable resistance against drug therapy. Short interfering RNA (siRNA) delivery against targets involved in aberrant mechanisms is a promising approach and we hypothesize that simultaneous silencing of multiple targets could prove more advantageous ...
Mukerjee Swati - - 2013
Abstract Purpose. To empirically investigate the relationship of social interactions with self-rated health status. Design. Cross-sectional study. Setting. The United States, 1972-2008. Subjects. 53,043 respondents interviewed. Measures. In-person interviews were conducted by the National Opinion Research Center. Health is measured via self-assessment, and a binary indicator defines whether the respondent ...
Escobedo Wendy - - 2013
Context-A report released in 2004 by the Institute of Medicine estimated that as many as 90 million Americans do not have the necessary skills required to manage complex treatment regimens or navigate through current health care systems successfully.Objectives-To identify the level of health literacy in patients seen at a suburban ...
Løgstrup Brian Bridal - - 2013
Chest pain in children and young people is a frequent cause of contact to general practitioners and outpatient clinics. However, in children, chest pain is typically benign and self-limiting; it is not usually a manifestation of organic disease, and it is very rarely of cardiac origin. The cause of chest ...
Jin Qi-Hui - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus is associated with many kinds of complications. Recent studies have shown that oxidative stress and inflammatory reactions have critical roles in the pathogenesis of diabetic gastroparesis. Curcumin is known to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In the present study, we investigated the effect of curcumin on diabetic ...
Ramm-Pettersen Anette - - 2013
AIM: The aim of this study was to characterize patients diagnosed with glucose transporter protein-1 deficiency syndrome (GLUT-1 DS) clinically and genetically, and to evaluate the effect of treatment with the classic ketogenic or modified Atkins diet. METHOD: We retrospectively studied medical records of 10 patients diagnosed with GLUT-1 DS. ...
Odemis Ender - - 2013
BACKGROUND.: Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation is frequently used as a less invasive method in patients with conduit dysfunction. The common valve type cannot be used in conduits with a diameter larger than 22 mm. There has been limited experience concerning the used of the SAPIEN Transcatheter Heart Valve, produced for use ...
Aldaba Mikel - - 2013
PURPOSE: To measure the accommodative response in a wide age range population using the retinal image quality assessments provided by a double-pass system. METHODS: The accommodative response was measured using a custom-built double-pass setup in 84 patients from 15 to 55 years of age. Patients were classified in four groups (A: ...
Granziera Cristina - - 2013
Background and objectives: The thalamus exerts a pivotal role in pain processing and cortical excitability control, and migraine is characterized by repeated pain attacks and abnormal cortical habituation to excitatory stimuli. This work aimed at studying the microstructure of the thalamus in migraine patients using an innovative multiparametric approach at ...
Horacek Tanya M - - 2013
Abstract Purpose. This study evaluated the food stores on and near postsecondary campuses varying in institutional size. Design. The design of the study is an environmental audit survey. Setting. Fifteen U.S. postsecondary education institutions participated in this study between 2009-2011. Subjects. Eighty-one stores (44% grocery, 17% campus, and 39% convenience/drug) ...
Torres-Quinones Maritza - - 2013
Context-Aging, higher prevalence of diabetes, worsening obesity, and hyperglycemia among potential donors increase the likelihood that pancreata will be declined by transplant centers. Hemoglobin A1c testing, also known as glycated hemoglobin testing, identifies a donor's average blood glucose concentration for the preceding 2 to 3 months and is the standard ...
Ta Michelle H T - - 2013
Interstitial infiltrates, consisting of macrophages and other inflammatory cells, have been consistently reported in human and animal models of polycystic kidney diseases (PKD). However, the mechanisms underlying this inflammation are not well defined. Evidence suggests that interstitial inflammation in PKD is driven by pro-inflammatory chemoattractants such as monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 ...
Fulker David - - 2013
The vascular access used in hemodialysis can suffer from numerous complications, which may lead to failure of the access, patient morbidity, and significant costs. The flow field in the region of the venous needle may be a source of damaging hemodynamics and hence adverse effects on the fistula. In this ...
Rancière Fanny - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Early detection of children at risk for developing allergy is an important challenge. Our first analyses in infants from the Pollution and Asthma Risk: an Infant Study (PARIS) birth cohort suggested that dry night cough was associated with parental-reported allergic disorders. The aim of the present study was to ...
Verstraete Esther - - 2013
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a severe neurodegenerative disease, which primarily targets the motor system. The structural integrity of the motor network and the way it is embedded in the overall brain network is essential for motor functioning. We studied the longitudinal effects of ALS on the brain network using ...
Ganaiem Hammam - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Veno-occlusive disease with immunodeficiency (VODI) is an autosomal recessive disorder of combined immunodeficiency (CID) and hepatic injury. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) - the only definitive treatment for CID - appeared to have a high rate of complications in a previous report. In this study, we describe a new ...
Wei Zhen - - 2013
The site-specific labeling of proteins with paramagnetic lanthanides offers unique opportunities for NMR spectroscopic analysis in structural biology. Herein, we report an interesting way of obtaining paramagnetic structural restraints by employing noncovalent interaction between a lanthanide metal complex, [Ln(L)3 ]n- (L=derivative of dipicolinic acid, DPA), and a protein. These complexes ...
Thuesen L L - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the endocrine response in relation to the Δ-4 and Δ-5 pathway of ovarian steroidogenesis after different doses of hCG supplementation to recombinant FSH from Day 1 of controlled ovarian stimulation for IVF. DESIGN: A randomised dose-response pilot study. PATIENTS: A total of 62 IVF patients aged 25-37 ...
Etxebeste Iñaki - - 2013
Some bark beetle species (Coleoptera: Scolytinae) produce aggregation pheromones that allow coordinated attack on their conifer hosts. As a new saproxylic habitat is founded, an assemblage of associated beetles kairomonally respond to bark beetle infochemicals. Ips sexdentatus is one of the major damaging insects of Pinus spp. in Southern Europe. ...
Jagut Marlène - - 2013
The first hours of Drosophila embryogenesis rely exclusively on maternal information stored within the egg during oogenesis. The formation of the egg chamber is thus a crucial step for the development of the future adult. It has emerged that many key developmental decisions are made during the very first stages ...
Staino Carmelina - - 2013
Context-United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) 2011 bylaws and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations require a transplant pharmacist to be an active participant in the care of transplant patients. Transplant centers must be members in good standing with UNOS in order to perform transplants and must be ...
Ayabakan Canan - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated left ventricular dimensions and aortic arch z-scores in infants who underwent balloon angioplasty (BAP) or surgery for coarctation of aorta (CoA). We searched for risk factors predicting recoarctation. PATIENTS: Between 2007-2011, 27 male and 17 female infants (mean age 2.93 ± 4.78 months, range 2 days-24 months) ...
Dworak Andrzej - - 2013
Well-defined thermosensitive poly[tri(ethylene glycol) monoethyl ether methacrylate] (P(TEGMA-EE)) brushes were synthesized on a solid substrate by the surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization of TEGMA-EE. The polymerization reaction was initiated by 2-bromo-2-methylpropionate groups immobilized on the surface of the wafers. The changes in the surface composition, morphology, philicity and thickness that ...
Lorenz Aaron J - - 2013
Allocating resources between population size and replication affects both genetic gain through phenotypic selection and quantitative trait loci detection power and effect estimation accuracy for marker-assisted selection (MAS). It is well known that because alleles are replicated across individuals in quantitative trait loci mapping and MAS, more resources should be ...
Conduit Paul T - - 2013
Centrosomes play an important role in Drosophila melanogaster stem cells, where the different size and activity of the two centrosomes help these cells divide asymmetrically. The molecular basis of the centrosome asymmetry has remained unclear, but new work highlights the centrosomal protein Centrobin as a key player in this process.
Vaskinn Anja - - 2013
This naturalistic study investigated longitudinal and cross-sectional symptomatic and neurocognitive correlates of social cognition indexed by emotion perception. Participants were 31 persons admitted to a psychiatric emergency ward due to acute psychosis. Positive and negative (i.e., affective blunting and avolition) symptoms were assessed at baseline and 12-month follow-up using the ...
Tigges Ulrich - - 2013
BACKGROUND: There is in ncreasing evidence to suggest that pericytes play a crucial role in regulating the remodeling state of blood vessels. As cerebral pericytes are embedded within the extracellular matrix (ECM) of the vascular basal lamina, it is important to understand how individual ECM components influence pericyte-remodeling behavior, and ...
Yu Claire - - 2013
Extracting high quality RNA from hydrogels containing polysaccharide components is challenging as traditional RNA isolation techniques designed for cells and tissues can have limited yields and purity due to physiochemical interactions between the nucleic acids and the biomaterials. In this study, a comparative analysis of several different RNA isolation methods ...
Bini S A - - 2013
We evaluated the impact of pre-coating the tibial component with polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) on implant survival in a cohort of 16 548 primary NexGen total knee replacements (TKRs) in 14 113 patients. In 13 835 TKRs a pre-coated tray was used while in 2713 TKRs the non-pre-coated version of the same tray was ...
Wade R - - 2013
Women in England (aged 25-64 years) are invited for cervical screening every 3-5 years to assess for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) or cancer. CIN is a term describing abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix, ranging from CIN1 to CIN3, which is precancerous. Colposcopy is used to visualise the ...
Saxena Akshat - - 2013
Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) combined with perioperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy (PIC) has been consistently associated with high volume blood loss and red blood cell (RBC) transfusion. This study evaluates the effectiveness of the introduction of a novel protocol to reduce blood loss and subsequent intra-operative transfusion in patients with high volume disease. ...
Kim Gyu-Nam - - 2013
ABSTRACT Purpose: To evaluate prospectively whether anti-glaucomatic drugs administered prior to intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) injection bevacizumab (Avastin,® Roche) or ranibizumab (Lucentis,® Novartis) prevents intraocular hypertension after the injection. Subjects and methods: In total, 166 patients (175 eyes) scheduled for intravitreal anti-VEGF injection treatment were prophylactically treated 1 ...
Martín-Peláez Sandra - - 2013
The Mediterranean diet and consumption of olive oil have been connected in several studies with longevity and a reduced risk of morbidity and mortality. Lifestyle, such as regular physical activity, a healthy diet, and the existing social cohesion in Southern European countries have been recognised as candidate protective factors that ...
Inami Yoshihiro - - 2013
Effects of chlorogenic acid on surfactant-induced itching were studied in mice. Topical application of sodium laurate increased hind-paw scratching, an itch-related response, 2 h after application, which was inhibited by topical post-treatment with chlorogenic acid. Sodium laurate increased the histamine content and 53-kDa l-histidine decarboxylase in the epidermis, which were ...
Gauster Martin - - 2013
Besides microfilaments and microtubules, intermediate filaments are major components of the cytoskeleton. In epithelial cells intermediate filaments are formed by heterodimers of specific keratins, whose expression pattern highly depends on the type of epithelium and differentiation degree of the cell. During the process of blastocyst implantation and subsequent development of ...
Chuang Ru-Jye - - 2013
Abstract Purpose. To evaluate the ethnic differences in the home physical activity and screen time environment of preschoolers enrolled in Head Start. Design. Cross-sectional. Setting. Sixteen Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) Head Start centers, Texas. Subjects. Seven hundred and six preschoolers enrolled in HCDE Head Start centers and their ...
Balkanay Mehmet - - 2013
The left ventricular assist device may be a lifesaving therapy for a patient awaiting a heart transplant. The most common complications of this device are mediastinal bleeding, infections, embolic events, right-sided heart failure, and mediastinal adhesions. We are reporting a patient who had a Levitronix left ventricular assist device implanted ...
Cai Yudong - - 2013
Various novel palladium(ii) complexes with tunable chiral and achiral anionic counterions have been prepared from dialkylpalladium(ii) agents and characterized by NMR spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction.
Rohde Alexia - - 2013
RATIONALEAIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Aphasia affects up to 38% of stroke survivors. Clinical guidelines can improve patient care and outcomes. Given the importance of aphasia management in stroke care, the purpose of this study was to systematically search for, retrieve and assess the quality of currently published clinical guidelines for aphasia ...
Katapodi Maria C - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The Michigan Prevention Research Center, the University of Michigan Schools of Nursing, Public Health, and Medicine, and the Michigan Department of Community Health propose a multidisciplinary academic-clinical practice three-year project to increase breast cancer screening among young breast cancer survivors and their cancer-free female relatives at greatest risk for ...
Hu Kesong - - 2013
Ultra-robust graphene oxide-polymer nanocomposite membranes are presented. The membranes are fabricated by the spin assisted layer-by-layer (SA-LbL) technique and exhibit ultrahigh elastic moduli and outstanding mechanical properties due to complex interactions between the components. A model of the reinforced interphase region is proposed to account for the extraordinary mechanical reinforcement, ...
Sthitmatee Nattawooti - - 2013
The aim of this study was to state that a 39-kDa protein or OmpH of Pasteurella multocida strain P-1059 is essential for cross protection. Strain PBA322, a low capsulated strain of P. multocida strain P-1059, was performed as a live vaccine in chickens. Strain PBA322 is a low capsulated strain ...
Yeniel Ahmet Ö - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between mode of delivery, parity, and pelvic organ prolapse, as assessed by the pelvic organ prolapse quantification system. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting Tertiary referral center, Turkey. POPULATION: A total of 1964 women with benign gynecological disorders who presented between October 2009 and July 2011. METHODS: ...
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