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Kim Seoyoung C SC Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, - - 2013
Use of nonbiologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and/or biologic DMARDs is generally recommended to improve the prognosis of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The objective of this study was to describe the changing trends in DMARD use for RA over the past 2 decades. We analyzed data from an open ...
Teng Gim Gee GG University Medicine Cluster, National University Health System, and Yong Loo School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, - - 2013
Western studies suggest that beverages may affect serum urate (SU) levels, but data from Asian populations are scarce. We evaluated the associations between beverages and SU levels in Singaporean Chinese. The study population consisted of 483 subjects ages 45-74 years from the Singapore Chinese Health Study cohort, recruited between 1993 ...
Estill Janne - - 2013
Monitoring of HIV viral load in patients on combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) is not generally available in resource-limited settings. We examined the cost-effectiveness of qualitative point-of-care viral load tests (POC-VL) in sub-Saharan Africa. Mathematical model based on longitudinal data from the Gugulethu and Khayelitsha township ART programmes in Cape Town, ...
Hosseini Akram A AA Division of Radiological and Imaging Sciences, University of Nottingham, Queen's Medical Campus, Nottingham, United - - 2013
There is a recognized need to improve selection of patients with carotid artery stenosis for carotid endarterectomy (CEA). We assessed the value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-defined carotid plaque hemorrhage (MRIPH) to predict recurrent ipsilateral cerebral ischemic events, and stroke in symptomatic carotid stenosis. One hundred seventy-nine symptomatic patients with ...
Sommer Graham G Department of Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA. - - 2013
The aims of this study were to evaluate in a canine model applicators designed for ablation of human benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in vivo under magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guidance, including magnetic resonance thermal imaging (MRTI), determine the ability of MRI techniques to visualize ablative changes in prostate, and evaluate ...
Beyoğlu Diren - - 2013
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the commonest causes of death from cancer. A plethora of metabolomic investigations of HCC have yielded molecules in biofluids that are both up- and down-regulated but no real consensus has emerged regarding exploitable biomarkers for early detection of HCC. We report here a different ...
Ault Andrew P AP Department of Chemistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, - - 2013
Sea spray aerosol (SSA) represents one of the largest aerosol components in our atmosphere. SSA plays a major role in influencing climate; however the overall impacts remain poorly understood due to the overall chemical complexity. SSA is comprised of a mixture of inorganic and organic components in varying proportions that ...
Madrigano Jaime J Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA. - - 2013
Although several studies have examined associations between temperature and cardiovascular-disease-related mortality, fewer have investigated the association between temperature and the development of acute myocardial infarction (MI). Moreover, little is known about who is most susceptible to the effects of temperature. We analyzed data from the Worcester Heart Attack Study, a ...
Zhao Yuhai Y Neuroscience Center of Excellence, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112-2272, - - 2013
Genetic deficits and loss of function for the triggering receptor expressed in myeloid cells 2 (TREM2; encoded at chr6p21.1), a transmembrane spanning stimulatory receptor of the immunoglobulin/lectin-like gene superfamily, have been associated with deficiencies in phagocytosis and the innate immune system in Alzheimer's disease. In this study, we provide evidence ...
Jayawardena H Surangi N HS Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA 01854, - - 2013
Nanoparticles conjugated with d-maltoheptaose (G7) showed a striking increase in the internalization by Escherichia coli. This applies to strains with and without the maltodextrin transport channel and particles ranging from a few to a hundred nanometers.
Sood Akshay A Department of Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM, USA. - - 2013
Exhaled breath condensate (EBC) 8-isoprostane concentrations are increased in asthma, but it is not known if they acutely change following bronchoprovocation. The objective of this study was to evaluate EBC 8-isoprostane concentrations following allergen-induced bronchoprovocation in asthma. This comparison study included eight mild atopic asthmatics and six controls. Asthmatics were ...
Ma Lei L Cancer Institute, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, - - 2013
We report that the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) pathway plays a critical role in regulating cancer stem-like cells (CSCs) in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), one of the most common malignant tumors in Southeast Asia. Effects of EGFR on maintaining CSCs are mainly mediated by AKT signaling, and β-catenin is responsible ...
Franses Joseph W JW Institute of Medical Engineering and Science, MIT, E25-438, Cambridge, MA, - - 2013
Although the influence of context-dependent endothelial cell (EC) regulation of vascular disease and repair is well-established, the privileged roles ECs play as paracrine regulators of tumor progression has only recently become appreciated. We hypothesized that if the same endothelial physiology governs vascular and cancer biology then EC control in cancer ...
Hu Che-Ming J CM Department of NanoEngineering, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, - - 2013
We investigate the 'marker-of-self' functionalization of nanoparticles through coating of natural RBC membranes. The membrane translocation approach is shown to be highly efficient and bestows nanoparticles with correctly oriented and functional immunomodulatory proteins such as CD47 at equivalent density to natural RBCs.
Höbaus Julia J Department of Pathophysiology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, 1090, - - 2013
In colorectal cancer (CRC) the vitamin D catabolizing enzyme 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D 24-hydroxylase (CYP24A1) is overexpressed with a potentially significant, positive impact on the catabolism of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25-D3 ). However, the underlying mechanism of CYP24A1 overexpression is poorly understood. In the present study, we investigated possible causes including hypomethylation of ...
Chao Jennifer R JR Department of Ophthalmology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, - - 2013
The human cornea contains stem cells that can be induced to express markers consistent with multipotency in cell culture; however, there have been no studies demonstrating that human corneal keratocytes are multipotent. The objective of this study is to examine the potential of human fetal keratocytes (HFKs) to differentiate into ...
Lundy Scott D SD Departments of Bioengineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, - - 2013
Despite preclinical studies demonstrating the functional benefit of transplanting human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (PSC-CMs) into damaged myocardium, the ability of these immature cells to adopt a more adult-like cardiomyocyte (CM) phenotype remains uncertain. To address this issue, we tested the hypothesis that prolonged in vitro culture of human embryonic ...
Riggs Erin Rooney ER Department of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. - - 2013
The 2012 International Standards for Cytogenomic Arrays (ISCA) Consortium Meeting, "Towards a Universal Clinical Genomic Database," was held in Bethesda, Maryland, May 21-22, 2012, and was attended by over 200 individuals from around the world representing clinical genetic testing laboratories, clinicians, academia, industry, research, and regulatory agencies. The scientific program ...
Fathi Ali-Reza - - 2013
Meningiomas represent the most common primary brain tumor and comprise 3 World Health Organization (WHO) grades, the most frequent being WHO grade I (90 %). Surgery is mandatory to establish the diagnosis and to remove the tumor; however, complete resection can be achieved in only <50 % of patients. Depending on the ...
Loeser John D - - 2013
The world of health care and the world of business have fundamentally different ethical standards. In the past decades, business principles have progressively invaded medical territories, leading to often unanticipated consequences for both patients and providers. Multidisciplinary pain management has been shown to be more effective than all other forms ...
Dal Molin Anna - - 2013
The goal of this study was to cast light on the existence of functional callosal channels for the interhemispheric transfer (IHT) of spatial and semantic information. To do so, we recorded event-related potentials in healthy humans while performing a primed odd-even discrimination task. Targets were visually presented numbers preceded by ...
Chen Wei-Ta - - 2013
OBJECTIVES:: Diabetic neuropathic pain may be relieved by onabotulinumtoxinA (BoNT/A). However, whether BoNT/A changes sensory perception in neuropathic patients remains unknown. This study used a double-blind crossover design to explore the possible effect of BoNT/A on sensory perception. METHODS:: Eighteen patients with painful diabetic polyneuropathy underwent 2 consecutive 12-week periods ...
Didden P - - 2013
Endoscopic stent placement is an effective palliative treatment for malignant dysphagia and fistula, leading to rapid symptom relief. However, recurrent dysphagia and other stent-related complications are common, for which reason continuously new design modifications are implemented. Although some of these changes facilitate stent placement, complications remain and occur at similar ...
Leonard Michelle T - - 2013
: This study explored correlates of spousal ability to infer the thoughts and feelings of individuals with chronic pain (ICPs). : Participant couples (N=57), who consisted of at least 1 couple member with chronic pain, engaged in a videotaped discussion about pain, after which they completed an empathic accuracy procedure ...
Kakisu Koji - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the uptake and the release of antibiotics from a newly synthesized drug delivery hydrogel soft contact lens (SCL) using an ion ligand mechanism. The antibiotics used were Gatifloxacin (GFLX) and Moxifloxacin (MFLX). The uptake amount and the sustained-release kinetics of antibiotics were ...
Okumura Naoki - - 2013
To evaluate the effect of Rho kinase (ROCK)-inhibitor eye drops on a corneal endothelial dysfunction primate model and human clinical case series of corneal endothelial dysfunction. As a corneal-endothelial partially injured model, the corneal endothelium of seven cynomolgus monkeys was damaged by transcorneal freezing; 10 mm of rock inhibitor Y-27632 ...
Parzych Elizabeth M EM Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA 19104, - - 2013
In humans adeno-associated virus (AAV)-mediated gene transfer is followed by expansion of AAV capsid-specific T cells, evidence of cell damage, and loss of transgene product expression, implicating immunological rejection of vector-transduced cells, which may be prevented by immunosuppressive drugs. We undertook this study to assess the effect of immunosuppression (IS) ...
Jiang Shu-Jun SJ Department of Cell Biology and Municipal Laboratory of Liver Protection and Regulation of Regeneration, Capital Medical University, 100069 Beijing, - - 2013
Hepatic stimulator substance (HSS) has been suggested to protect liver cells from various toxins. However, the precise role of HSS in hepatic ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury remains unknown. This study aims to elucidate whether overexpression of HSS could attenuate hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury and its possible mechanisms. Both in vivo hepatic I/R ...
Chenoweth Meghan J MJ Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, - - 2013
Variation in the CYP2A6 gene, which decreases the rate of nicotine metabolic inactivation, is associated with higher adult smoking cessation rates during clinical trials. We hypothesized that slow metabolism is associated with increased quitting during adolescence. White adolescent smokers (N=308, aged 12-17, 36.3% male) from a cohort study were genotyped ...
Semaan Maroun T MT Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA. - - 2013
Spiral ganglion neurons (SGN) in the Phex male mouse, a murine model of postnatal endolymphatic hydrops (ELH) undergo progressive deterioration reminiscent of human and other animal models of ELH with features suggesting apoptosis as an important mechanism. Histologic analysis of the mutant's cochlea demonstrates ELH by postnatal Day (P) 21 ...
Luan Bowu B Department of Chemistry, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3400, - - 2013
Cold denaturation is a general property of globular proteins, but it is difficult to directly characterize because the transition temperature of protein cold denaturation, T(c), is often below the freezing point of water. As a result, studies of protein cold denaturation are often facilitated by addition of denaturants, using destabilizing ...
Deligianni Elena E Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, FORTH, Heraklion, - - 2013
Successful gametogenesis of the malaria parasite depends on egress of the gametocytes from the erythrocytes within which they developed. Egress entails rupture of both the parasitophorous vacuole membrane and the erythrocyte plasma membrane, and precedes the formation of the motile flagellated male gametes in a process called exflagellation. We show ...
Walczak Maciej A MA Laboratory for Bioorganic Chemistry, Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, 1275 York Avenue, New York, New York 10065, - - 2013
A unified strategy for the syntheses of bi- and triantennary fully sialylated N-glycans is described. The synthesis capitalizes on a global glycosylation strategy that delivers the desired undeca- and tetradecasaccharide in excellent yields. Finally, conjugation of the glycan to PSMA oligopeptide is described.
Xue Bo B Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, 61 Biopolis Drive, Singapore - - 2013
The in vitro evolution and engineering of quorum-quenching lactonases with enhanced reactivities was achieved using a thermostable GKL enzyme as a template, yielding the E101G/R230C GKL mutant with increased catalytic activity and a broadened substrate range [Chow, J. Y., Xue, B., Lee, K. H., Tung, A., Wu, L., Robinson, R. ...
Han Han H Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, - - 2013
The delivery of therapeutics via nanoscaled vehicles for solid cancer treatment can be enhanced by the incorporation of a targeting capability. Here, we describe a new method for assembling a targeted nanoparticle that utilizes the reversible covalent complexation between boronic acids and diols to achieve a targeted nanoparticle for the ...
De Vleeschouwer Freija F Eenheid Algemene Chemie (ALGC), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium. - - 2013
In this study, for the first time inverse design was applied to search for the intrinsically most stable radical system in a predefined chemical space of enormous size by scanning in a rational way that entire chemical space. The focus was predominantly on thermodynamic stabilization effects, such as stabilization through ...
Mozet C - - 2013
BACKGROUND: To assess the feasibility of omitting thermal coagulation following cold knife tonsillectomy, we compared the use of a local thrombin hemostat (FloSeal®, FS) to bipolar electrocautery (EK). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 181 patients with chronic tonsillitis or tonsillar hypertrophy were stratified in terms of patient characteristics and randomized ...
Grundig H - - 2013
Goltz-Gorlin syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant hereditary disease associated with a high rate of spontaneous mutation. Diagnosis is based on clinically defined major and minor criteria. The disease is caused by a gene mutation locating to chromosome 9q22-31. We report on a young Goltz-Gorlin syndrome patient with obstructive sleep ...
Canis M - - 2013
The Bonebridge is an active bone conduction implant (BCI) that is primarily indicated in patients with conductive and combined hearing loss. However, many of these patients present with a radical cavity as a result of previous surgery. In these cases, the implant should not be introduced into the mastoid region, ...
Thomas J P - - 2013
Cholesteatomas can be subclassified into genuine and acquired forms. Whilst epidermoid formations are the generally accepted cause of genuine cholesteatomas, metaplasia, immigration, proliferation and retraction pocket theories have all been proposed to explain the development of acquired cholesteatomas. Clinically, paediatric cholesteatomas exhibit more extensive and aggressive growth than those arising ...
Canbek K - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: Bovine teeth are commonly used as substitutes for human teeth in scientific investigations. The present study was performed in vitro with the objective of comparing bovine and human enamel subjected to thermocycling for microleakage beneath metal brackets. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 50 bovine and human teeth (25 per ...
Landmann A - - 2013
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to quantify the degree of association between juvenile refraction errors and parental refraction status. METHODS: Using a simple questionnaire we conducted a cross-sectional study to determine the prevalence and magnitudes of refractive errors and of parental refraction status in a sample (n = 728) of ...
Naing Cho - - 2013
Individual epidemiologic studies as well as the pooled analysis of observational studies have indicated the association between type 2 diabetes (T2D) and hepatitis C virus infection (HCV). Whether HCV infection is the cause of diabetes or diabetic patients are more prone to get HCV infection is still in question. The ...
Steffen A - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Balloon sinuplasty (functional endoscopic dilation surgery, FEDS) has become established as a safe therapeutic procedure for treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis. Our goal was to assess the effect on quality of life (QoL) using validated tools and identify predictive factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A consecutive cohort of 14 patients was evaluated ...
Lisson J A - - 2013
We performed this study to describe changes in the soft-tissue profile after orthodontic treatment with Tränkmann's bite-jumping appliances. A total of 69 patients thus treated were compared to a control group of 36 age-matched patients based on cephalograms. Statistical analysis included mean values, standard deviations, t-tests, and Pearson's correlation testing. Highly significant ...
Kataoka Ryota - - 2013
Endosulfan and endosulfan sulfate are persistent organic pollutants that cause serious environmental problems. Although these compounds are already prohibited in many countries, residues can be detected in soils with a history of endosulfan application. Endosulfan is transformed in the environment into endosulfan sulfate, which is a toxic and persistent metabolite. ...
Mus Florence - - 2013
A detailed physiological and molecular analysis of lipid accumulation under a suite of conditions including nitrogen limitation, alkaline pH stress, bicarbonate supplementation, and organic acid supplementation was performed on the marine diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum. For all tested conditions, nitrogen limitation was a prerequisite for lipid accumulation and the other culturing ...
Kukreja Kamlesh - - 2013
Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is being increasingly recognized as a significant issue in children. Despite the low incidence of DVT, the risks of pulmonary embolism and death in children are significant. Post-thrombotic syndrome, a syndrome of chronic venous insufficiency, can have long-term adverse consequences in children and adolescents. Adult studies ...
Liu Yang - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Vascular injury after femoral neck fracture can determine its prognosis. This study aimed to determine methods of evaluating femoral neck fracture and accurately predicting the prognosis. METHODS: Forty-five patients with a single femoral neck fracture all underwent digital subtraction angiography (DSA) and were divided into three types by DSA. ...
Ko Eun Sook - - 2013
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to predict residual lesion size after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) and to determine the factors that influence the accuracy of response prediction. METHODS: This study comprised 166 patients who underwent MRI before and after ...
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