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Gu Wenlong - - 2013
Background: Metabolic syndrome (MS) is prevalent and widely proved as a predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in general population. However, there was no large sample study concerning MS in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). We aimed to study the prevalence, risk factors ...
Khadgawat R - - 2013
Vitamin D deficiency is a major public health problem, needing immediate attention. We studied the effect of vitamin D fortification of milk in school children. Our results show that fortification of milk is safe and effective strategy to deal with widespread vitamin D deficiency. INTRODUCTION: Vitamin D deficiency among school ...
Selbekk Tormod - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative ultrasound imaging is used in brain tumor surgery to identify tumor remnants. The ultrasound images may in some cases be more difficult to interpret in the later stages of the operation than in the beginning of the operation. The aim of this paper is to explain the causes ...
Fujita Tsuyoshi - - 2013
As the aging of the population advances, the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and/or low-dose aspirin (LDA) is increasing. Their use is accompanied by a risk of serious complications, such as hemorrhage or perforation of the gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, gastroprotective strategies upon the prescription of NSAIDs/LDA are outlined in ...
Lippolis G - - 2013
Background:Prostate cancer (PCa) is characterized by high tumor heterogeneity. In 2005, the fusion between the androgen-regulated gene TMPRSS2 and members of the ETS family was discovered in prostate cancer. In particular, fusion of TMPRSS2 with ERG was found in approximately 50% of prostate cancers and considered as an early event ...
Viprakasit Vip - - 2013
Accessibility to iron chelators including deferoxamine and deferasirox remains obscured in many developing countries. To provide an alternative, the government pharmaceutical organization of Thailand (GPO) manufactured deferiprone which has similar bioequivalent to the standard product. Seventy-three pediatric patients with severe β thalassemias, age range 3.2-19 years, were recruited to a ...
Pardanani A - - 2013
JAK-STAT is a rational drug target in myelofibrosis (MF) given its association with JAK2/MPL mutations and aberrant inflammatory cytokine expression. We conducted a Phase 1/2 trial of CYT387, a potent JAK-1/2 inhibitor, in patients with high- or intermediate-risk primary or post-polycythemia vera/essential thrombocythemia MF. Pre-planned safety and efficacy analysis has ...
Liu Ying - - 2013
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a stem cell source that can be easily obtained from bone marrow. Despite the increasing importance of the pig as a large animal model, little is known about foetal porcine mesenchymal stem cells (pMSCs). In this study, we observed the gene expression of pluripotent markers ...
Amano Jun - - 2013
Tumors of the heart and the great vessels are very rare disease, and there are many disorders such as tumors originated from the heart and great vessels, metastatic tumors, and tumor-like lesions which do not fit into the usual concept of tumor or neoplasm; thus, it is very difficult to ...
Schmidt Eric - - 2013
Simulation is a versatile technique used in a variety of health care settings for a variety of purposes, but the extent to which simulation may improve patient safety remains unknown. This systematic review examined evidence on the effects of simulation techniques on patient safety outcomes. PubMed and the Cochrane Library ...
Doubeni Chyke A - - 2013
The effectiveness of screening colonoscopy in average-risk adults is uncertain, particularly for right colon cancer. To examine the association between screening colonoscopy and risk for incident late-stage colorectal cancer (CRC). Nested case-control study. Four U.S. health plans. 1039 average-risk adults enrolled for at least 5 years in one of the ...
Kim T D - - 2013
Several retrospective studies have described the clinical manifestation of peripheral artery occlusive disease (PAOD) in patients receiving nilotinib. We thus prospectively screened for PAOD in patients with chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CP CML) being treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI), including imatinib and nilotinib. One hundred and fifty-nine consecutive ...
Scher Howard I - - 2013
To improve future drug development and patient management for patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), surrogate biomarkers that are linked to relevant outcomes are urgently needed. A biomarker must be measurable, reproducible, linked to relevant clinical outcomes, and demonstrate clinical utility. This area is rapidly evolving, with recent trials in ...
Kirkcaldy Robert D - - 2013
Gonorrhea treatment has been complicated by antimicrobial resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Gonococcal fluoroquinolone resistance emerged more rapidly among men who have sex with men (MSM) than men who have sex exclusively with women (MSW). To determine whether N. gonorrhoeae urethral isolates from MSM were more likely than isolates from MSW ...
Teschke Rolf - - 2013
Herbal hepatotoxicity represents a poorly understood, neglected and multifaceted disease with numerous confounding variables and missing established causality in the majority of cases. This review discusses overt shortcomings in its clinical and causality assessment and suggests improvements. A selective literature search of PubMed using the terms herbal hepatotoxicity, herb-induced liver ...
Million M - - 2013
Background:Genus and species level analysis is the best way to characterize alterations in the human gut microbiota that are associated with obesity, because the clustering of obese and lean microbiotas increases with the taxonomic depth of the analysis. Bifidobacterium genus members have been associated with a lean status, whereas different ...
Liedtke Cornelia C Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Luebeck, Ratzeburger Allee 160, 23538, Luebeck, Germany. - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to assess the prognostic impact of age in patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). 1,732 patients with primary TNBC were analyzed. Five age cohorts (≤30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, and >60 years) at diagnosis were correlated with clinical/pathological parameters. Univariate and multivariate analyses were used to ...
Slotta J E - - 2013
PURPOSES: The current classifications for blunt liver trauma focus only on the extent of liver injury. However, these scores are independent from the localization of liver injury and mechanism of trauma. METHODS: The type of liver injury after blunt abdominal trauma was newly classified as type A when it was ...
Kalantarian Shadi S Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, GRB 109, Boston, MA 02114, - - 2013
Atrial fibrillation (AF) has been linked with an increased risk for cognitive impairment and dementia. To complete a meta-analysis of studies examining the association between AF and cognitive impairment. Search of MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Cochrane Library, CINAHL, and EMBASE databases and hand search of article references. Prospective and nonprospective studies reporting ...
Portnow Leah H LH Department of Neurology, Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, - - 2013
To review the discoveries underpinning the introduction of cerebral PET scanning and highlight its modern applications. Important discoveries in neurophysiology, brain metabolism, and radiotracer development in the post-World War II period provided the necessary infrastructure for the first cerebral PET scan. A complete review of the literature was undertaken to ...
Green Beverly B BB Group Health Research Institute, 1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101-1466, USA. - - 2013
Screening decreases colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality, yet almost half of age-eligible patients are not screened at recommended intervals. To determine whether interventions using electronic health records (EHRs), automated mailings, and stepped increases in support improve CRC screening adherence over 2 years. 4-group, parallel-design, randomized, controlled comparative effectiveness trial ...
Glasper Erica R ER Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, - - 2013
Aging is associated with compromised hippocampal function and reduced adult neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus. As new neurons have been linked to hippocampal functions, such as cognition, age-related decline in new neuron formation may contribute to impaired hippocampal function. We investigated whether a rewarding experience known to stimulate neurogenesis in ...
Rauf Mamoona M University of Potsdam, Institute of Biochemistry and Biology, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24-25, Haus 20, - - 2013
Leaf senescence is a key physiological process in all plants. Its onset is tightly controlled by transcription factors, of which NAC factor ORE1 (ANAC092) is crucial in Arabidopsis thaliana. Enhanced expression of ORE1 triggers early senescence by controlling a downstream gene network that includes various senescence-associated genes. Here, we report ...
Lee Dong Yun DY Department of Infectious Disease, South San Francisco, CA 94080, - - 2013
Ubiquilins (Ubqlns)-a family of ubiquitin-binding proteins-are involved in several protein degradation pathways and have been implicated in various neurodegenerative diseases. Ubqln1 regulates autophagosome maturation during autophagy-mediated degradation. We now show that Ubqln4 mediates the interaction between Ubqln1 and the autophagy machinery by recruiting Ubqln1 to LC3. This targeting of Ubqln1 ...
Rice Megan S MS Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, - - 2013
Mammographic density (MD) is a strong risk factor for breast cancer, but the biological mechanism underlying this association is not clear. Current adult body mass index (BMI) is inversely associated with percent MD; however, few studies have included Hispanic women or evaluated associations with measures of body fatness earlier in ...
Saladin Michael E ME Department of Health Sciences and Research, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Charleston, SC, USA. - - 2013
This study examined the effects of propranolol vs. placebo, administered immediately after a "retrieval" session of cocaine cue exposure (CCE), on craving and physiological responses occurring 24 h later during a subsequent "test" session of CCE. It was hypothesized that compared to placebo-treated cocaine-dependent (CD) individuals, propranolol-treated CD individuals would ...
Smith Douglas H DH Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair and Department of Neurosurgery, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 105 Hayden Hall, 3320 Smith Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104, - - 2013
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has long been recognized to be a risk factor for dementia. This association has, however, only recently gained widespread attention through the increased awareness of 'chronic traumatic encephalopathy' (CTE) in athletes exposed to repetitive head injury. Originally termed 'dementia pugilistica' and linked to a career in ...
Capurso Gabriele G Digestive and Liver Disease Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome at S. Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy. - - 2013
To investigate environmental, personal, and hereditary risk factors associated with the occurrence of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas (IPMNs). Multicentre case-control study. Risk factors were identified from a questionnaire collecting data on family and medical history, and environmental factors. Cases were prevalent IPMNs seen at the participating units ...
Buser Christopher C Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, - - 2013
Defining the ultrastructure of endocytic sites and localization of endocytic proteins in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by immunoelectron microscopy is central in understanding the mechanisms of membrane deformation and scission during endocytosis. We show that an improved sample preparation protocol based on high-pressure freezing, freeze substitution, and low-temperature embedding allows us to ...
Pagoto S - - 2013
OBJECTIVE:Depression is associated with increased risk for obesity and worse weight loss treatment outcomes. The purpose of the present study was to test the hypothesis that delivering evidence-based behavior therapy for depression before a lifestyle weight loss intervention improves both weight loss and depression.DESIGN:In a randomized controlled trial, obese women ...
Lu Jiamiao J Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305-5208, - - 2013
The bacterial backbone (BB) sequences contained within a canonical plasmid DNA dampen exogenous transgene expression by tenfold to 1,000-fold over a period of a few weeks following transfection into quiescent tissues such as the liver. Minicircle DNA vectors devoid of bacterial plasmid backbone sequences overcome transgene silencing providing persistent transgene ...
Matsuzaki Tokio T Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, 7-5-1, Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0017, - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate kinematic factors affecting postoperative knee flexion after cruciate-retaining (CR) total knee arthroplasty (TKA) by analysing pre- and postoperative knee kinematics. We retrospectively analysed 58 patients with osteoarthritis who received the same implant series. Pre- and postoperative kinematics were measured intraoperatively using a ...
Gu Peili P Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, - - 2013
Human single-strand (ss) DNA binding proteins 1 and 2 (hSSB1 and 2) are components of the hSSB1/2-INTS3-C9orf80 heterotrimeric protein complex shown to participate in DNA damage response and maintenance of genome stability. However, their roles at telomeres remain unknown. Here, we generated murine SSB1 conditional knockout mice and cells and ...
Qiu Guoying - - 2013
This study investigated the changes in intracellular [Ca2+]i (intracellular calcium ion concentration) and TRPC6 (transient receptor potential channel 6) expression during angiotensin II (AngII)-induced glomerular mesangial cell (GMC) proliferation, as well as the inhibitory effect of losartan. GMC cultures were split into four groups treated for 24 h: Group N (blank ...
Siefert Andrew W AW Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, 313 Ferst Dr., Atlanta, GA 30332, - - 2013
Patient-specific models of the heart's mitral valve (MV) exhibit potential for surgical planning. While advances in 3D echocardiography (3DE) have provided adequate resolution to extract MV leaflet geometry, no study has quantitatively assessed the accuracy of their modeled leaflets vs. a ground-truth standard for temporal frames beyond systolic closure or ...
Yin Michael T MT Division of Infectious Diseases, Columbia University Medical Center, 630 West 168th Street, PH8-876, New York, NY 10032, USA. - - 2013
Our objective was to assess the effects of HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy on trabecular and cortical microarchitecture in postmenopausal minority women. A subgroup of 106 (46 HIV-infected, 60 uninfected) postmenopausal Hispanic and African American women from an established cohort had areal bone mineral density (aBMD) measured by dual-energy X-ray ...
Tryggestad Jeanie B JB Department of Pediatrics, Section of Diabetes and Endocrinology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, USA. - - 2013
We reported that obesity was associated with increased arterial compliance in children, possibly due to accelerated vascular maturation. Here, we explored the additional burden of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) on vascular function in children. Fifty normal weight [body mass index (BMI) 25-75%], 58 obese (BMI ≥ 95%), and 34 children with T2DM ...
Gardeniers Jean W M JW Department of Orthopaedics, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. - - 2013
Surgical treatment options for sternoclavicular joint luxations described in the literature are numerous, although all have limitations. Therefore, there is no favorable surgical treatment for sternoclavicular luxations when nonoperative treatment has failed. We developed the polydioxanone (PDS) envelope plasty, a modification of the figure-of-eight technique, using a PDS ligament. We ...
Lories Rik J RJ Laboratory of Tissue Homeostasis and Disease, Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Center, Department of Development and Regeneration, KU Leuven, Herestraat 49, B3000 Leuven, Belgium. - - 2013
The Wnt signalling cascades have essential roles in development, growth and homeostasis of joints and the skeleton. Progress in basic research, particularly relating to our understanding of intracellular signalling cascades and fine regulation of receptor activation in the extracellular space, has provided novel insights into the roles of Wnt signalling ...
Zlatar Zvinka Z ZZ Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0664, USA. - - 2013
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies have identified consistent age-related changes during various cognitive tasks, such that older individuals display more positive and less negative task-related activity than young adults. Recently, evidence shows that chronic physical exercise may alter aging-related changes in brain activity; however, the effect of exercise has ...
Lett T A TA Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada [2] Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, - - 2013
We examined the influence of the genome-wide significant schizophrenia risk variant rs1625579 near the microRNA (miRNA)-137 (MIR137) gene on well-established sources of phenotypic variability in schizophrenia: age-at-onset of psychosis and brain structure. We found that the MIR137 risk genotype strongly predicts an earlier age-at-onset of psychosis across four independently collected ...
Herman A I AI Department of Psychiatry and VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Yale University, School of Medicine, West Haven, CT, - - 2013
The catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) Val158Met polymorphism may be a risk factor for nicotine addiction. This study examined the influence of the COMT Val158Met polymorphism on subjective, physiological and cognitive effects of intravenous (IV) nicotine use in African Americans (AAs; n=56) and European Americans (EAs; n=68) smokers. Overnight abstinent smokers received saline ...
Biber R - - 2013
Background: Hemiarthroplasty is a common procedure for treating femoral neck fractures in orthogeriatrics. For training purposes the operation may also be performed by supervised residents. Our study aims at evaluating the rates of early surgical complications after hemiarthroplasty in different age groups, comparing operations performed by consultants and residents.Methods: All ...
Tang Kevin S - - 2013
Magnetic PLGA nanoparticles are a significant advancement in the quest to translate MRI-based cell tracking to the clinic. The benefits of these types of particles are that they encapsulate large amounts of iron oxide nanocrystals within an FDA-approved polymer matrix, combining the best aspects of inert micron-sized iron oxide particles, ...
Wichert Sonja - - 2013
After reactivation, apparently stable memories may reenter an unstable state in which they are modifiable, requiring another phase of stabilization, called reconsolidation. Recent evidence shows that during reconsolidation, reactivated memories may be updated by the incorporation of new information. In the present study, we examined whether the updating of episodic ...
Oberg Kjell E - - 2013
The treatment landscape and biological understanding of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) has shifted dramatically in recent years. Recent studies have shown that somatostatin analogs have the potential to not only control symptoms of hormone hypersecretion, but also have the ability to slow tumor growth in patients with advanced carcinoid. The results ...
Iversen L H - - 2013
AIM: Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) combined with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is a treatment option with curative intent for selected patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC). CRS and HIPEC were implemented in Denmark at a single centre since 2006. Six-year data of these patients were analyzed. METHODS: Patients with PC from colorectal ...
Hopfer Helene - - 2013
A Californian Cabernet Sauvignon was stored for 6 months at three different constant temperatures to study the combined effects of storage temperature and packaging configuration. Glass bottles with natural cork, synthetic cork and screw cap closure, as well as two Bag-in-Box treatments were used in the experiment. A trained sensory ...
East Patricia L - - 2013
This study examined how increased stress in Latino families following an adolescent's childbearing impacts family relationships and the adolescent's siblings. Participants were 243 Mexican American youth (mean age: 13.7 years; 62% girls), or 121 youth who had a pregnant adolescent sister and 122 youth who had an adolescent sister who ...
Berry Daniel - - 2013
Intervention studies indicate that children's early child-care experiences can be leveraged to foster their development of effective self-regulation skills. It is less clear whether typical child-care experiences play a similar role. In addition, evidence suggests that children with a common variant of the DRD4 gene (48-bp VNTR, 7-repeat) may be ...
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