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Wong K F - - 2013
Dicentric assay is the international gold standard for cytogenetic biodosimetry after radiation exposure, despite being very labour-intensive, time-consuming, and highly expertise-dependent. It involves the identification of centromeres and structure of solid-stained chromosomes and the enumeration of dicentric chromosomes in a large number of first-division metaphases of cultured T lymphocytes. The ...
Voicu Victor - - 2013
Background: Extreme efforts are made for the structural diversification of oximes used as AChE reactivators. Co-administration of different oximes should also be considered as a solution in therapy. Consequently, development of selective assays of oximes in biological matrices is of major importance. Results: Three chromatographic separation mechanisms were evaluated: hydrophilic-interaction ...
Roca André - - 2013
The ability to anticipate and to make decisions is crucial to skilled performance in many sports. We examined the role of and interaction between the different perceptual-cognitive skills underlying anticipation and decision making. Skilled and less skilled players interacted as defenders with life-size film sequences of 11 versus 11 soccer ...
Pfeifer Gail M - - 2013
New state senate and house bills could eliminate that requirement.
Gómez Enrique - - 2013
Although allergic drug reactions have been considered to be immediate (IgE mediated) or delayed (T-cell effector mechanisms), accelerated reactions have also been defined; however, they have not been sufficiently studied. To study the mechanisms involved in accelerated reactions to amoxicillin. We monitored the response in 3 patients who had an ...
Wang Yan - - 2013
To investigate the in vitro effect of caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE), a NF-κB inhibitor, on the apoptosis of osteoarthritic (OA) chondrocytes and on the regulation of the gelatinases matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP-2) and matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9). Annexin V-FITC/propidium iodide (PI) labeling and western blotting were used to observe ...
Martins Liline Maria Soares - - 2013
Aim: To identify immunoreactive proteins of Cryptococcus gattii genotype VGII and their B-cell epitopes. Materials & methods: We combined 2D gel electrophoresis, immunoblotting and mass spectrometry to identify immunoreactive proteins from four strains of C. gattii genotype VGII (CG01, CG02, CG03 and R265). Next, we screened the identified proteins to ...
Hazelton Briony - - 2013
Hendra virus, a member of the family Paramyxoviridae, was first recognized following a devastating outbreak in Queensland, Australia, in 1994. The naturally acquired symptomatic infection, characterized by a rapidly progressive illness involving the respiratory system and/or CNS, has so far only been recognized in horses and humans. However, there is ...
Probst-Hensch Nicole M - - 2013
The promises resulting from the decoding of the human genome have not been fulfilled to the extent as expected. At the same time it is fair to say that the results of recent genetic research have not been useless. In the area of ​​​​familial cancer the clinical benefit of genetic ...
Zhou Guang Bin - - 2013
Bovine oocytes are less likely to undergo successful cryopreservation than cleavage-stage embryos. Bovine oocytes characteristically contain high levels of lipids that represent one of the major obstacles limiting efficient cryopreservation. These droplets together with structures such as cumulus cells, zona pellucida, cytoplasm membrane, cortical granules, mitochondria, spindle, and cytoskeleton (microtubles ...
Egger Matthias - - 2013
Screening for malignant disease aims to reduce the population risk of impaired health due to the tumor in question. Screening does not only entail testing but covers all steps required to achieve the intended reduction in risk, from the appropriate information of the population to a suitable therapy. Screening tests ...
Pulcini Joyce - - 2013
Milestones and challenges in implementing the ACA.
Jellins Jessica - - 2013
As a clinical entity the Brugada syndrome has existed since 1992 and has been associated with a high risk of sudden cardiac death predominately in younger males. Patients can present with symptoms (ie syncope, palpitations, aborted sudden cardiac death) and asymptomatically. Its three characteristic electrocardiographic patterns can occur both spontaneously ...
Kan Raymond Wm - - 2013
OBJECTIVES. (1) To evaluate the safety and efficacy of supine percutaneous nephrostomy, nephrolithotomy, and combined percutaneous nephrolithotomy and ureteroscopic lithotripsy. (2) To describe the skill-acquiring process in supine procedures and share our initial experience. DESIGN. Three-staged case series with prospective data collection. SETTING. Two public hospitals in Hong Kong. PATIENTS ...
Meier-Augenstein Wolfram - - 2013
Measurement of the relative abundance of (2)H (expressed in δ (2)H values) in tissues of plants, wildlife and people has evolved into a powerful forensic tool. The approach is based on the strong linkage between spatial patterns of δ (2)H values in precipitation at local and continental scales, and the ...
Wong Edward Hc - - 2013
OBJECTIVES. To assess the outcome of acute ischaemic stroke patients who received intra-arterial therapy in our unit. DESIGN. Case series. SETTING. A tertiary hospital in Hong Kong. PATIENTS. Patients with ischaemic stroke due to large artery occlusion treated within 6 hours from symptom onset between January 2007 and May 2011. ...
Kottner Jan - - 2013
Comparative quality measurements and evaluations in nursing play significant roles. Quality measures are affected by systematic and random error. Statistical Process Control (SPC) offers a method to take random variation adequately into account. In this article, control charts are introduced. Those are graphical displays to show quality measures over time. ...
Luo Heng - - 2013
To study the effect of fleroxacin (FLRX) on biological properties of Bloom (BLM) helicase catalytic core (BLM642-1290 helicase) in vitro and the molecular mechanism of interaction between the two molecules. DNA-binding and unwinding activities of BLM642-1290 helicase were assayed by fluorescence polarization and gel retardation assay under conditions that the ...
Egan Timothy J - - 2013
Malaria remains a major international health challenge. Resistance to a number of existing drugs and evidence of the emergence of artemisinin resistance has emphasized the need for new antimalarials. A new approach has been the preparation of dual-function compounds that include a chloroquine-like antimalarial group and a group that resembles ...
Wallis Laura - - 2013
Face-to-face handoffs are still valuable; bedside handoffs, less so.
Ng Beverly Ck - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. To review clinical characteristics, imaging modalities, and treatment outcomes of patients referred to a multidisciplinary clinic for management of vascular malformations. DESIGN. Retrospective case series. SETTING. Multidisciplinary vascular malformation out-patient referral clinic in a teaching hospital in Hong Kong. PATIENTS. The 141 attendees of the clinic from August 2005 ...
Gafner Dinah - - 2013
The vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN) is a rare chronic skin condition that may progress to an invasive carcinoma of the vulva. Major issues affecting women's health were occurring symptoms, negative influences on sexuality, uncertainty concerning the illness progression and changes in the body image. Despite this, there is little known ...
Wang Jun - - 2013
To understand the occurrence and distribution of Campylobacter jejuni in chicken in China, assess its health risk to the Chinese population, and provide recommendations for effective risk control. Data from the National Food Safety Risk Surveillance Network on Campylobacter jejuni between 2007 and 2010 and from published articles were analyzed. ...
Schindler Bryan D - - 2013
The emergence of multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus coupled with a declining output of new antibiotic treatment options from the pharmaceutical industry is a growing worldwide healthcare problem. Multidrug efflux pumps are known to play a role in antibiotic and biocide resistance in S. aureus. These membrane transporters are capable of extruding ...
Wang Lin - - 2013
To investigate the protective effects of quercetin on cadmium-induced cytotoxicity in primary cultures of rat proximal tubular (rPT) cells. Primary cultures of rPT cells undergoing exponential growth were incubated with 1.0 μg/mL quercetin and/or cadmium (2.5, 5.0 μmol/L), in a serum-free medium at 37 °C at different time intervals. Commercial ...
Yuan Biao - - 2013
Polysaccharide export outer membrane proteins of Gram-negative bacteria are involved in the export of polysaccharides across the outer membrane. The mechanisms of polysaccharide export across the outer membrane in Gram-negative bacteria are not yet completely clear. However, the mechanisms of polysaccharide assembly in Escherichia coli have been intensively investigated. Here, ...
León Luis R LR - - 2013
Popliteal artery stenting is not routinely performed due to concerns related to the high mobility of the knee joint and the potential for external stent compression, fractures, and occlusion. Open bypass is traditionally considered the gold standard for popliteal artery atherosclerotic lesions. The Supera stent (IDEV Technologies Inc, Webster, Tex) ...
Bai Wen L - - 2013
Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF1) is a member of the insulin superfamily. It performs important roles in the proliferation and differentiation of skin cell and control of hair cycles and is thought to be a potential candidate gene for goat cashmere traits. In this work, we isolated and characterized three ...
Lin Si En - - 2013
To study whether effect of aspirin plus low-dose diethylstilbestrol is more effective and safer than high diethylstilbestrol dose alone on prevention of ovariectomy-induced osteopenia and dyslipidemia. Thirty-eight 4-month-old female SD rats were divided into baseline (BAS) group (n=6), sham operation group (n=8) and ovariectomy (OVX) group (n=24). The OVX group ...
Laverty Garry - - 2013
The multitude of biomolecular and regulatory factors involved in staphylococcal adhesion and biofilm formation owe much to their ability to colonize surfaces, allowing the biofilm form to become the preferential bacterial phenotype. Judging by total number, biomass and variety of environments colonized, bacteria can be categorized as the most successful ...
Brent Louise C - - 2013
Editor's note: From its first issue in 1900 through to the present day, AJN has unparalleled archives detailing nurses' work and lives over the last century. These articles not only chronicle nursing's growth as a profession within the context of the events of the day, but they also reveal prevailing ...
Denost Q - - 2013
Aim  Obesity is associated with increased technical difficulty in laparoscopic surgery. However, its impact has been measured mainly for colectomy but not specifically for rectal excision. The aim of the study was to assess the impact of body mass index (BMI) on technical feasibility and oncological outcome of laparoscopic rectal ...
Kennedy Maureen Shawn - - 2013
Facilities that don't consider staff miss the point.
Brenner Hermann - - 2013
One of the most common cancers, colorectal cancer is a leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. The vast majority of colorectal carcinomas develop slowly from easily-removed precursors (adenomas), and in contrast to most other types of cancer, chances of prevention and early detection are very good. Tests for fecal occult ...
Chan L S - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. To assess the utility of remote-sensing infrared thermography as a screening tool for fever. DESIGN. Cross-sectional study comparing body temperatures measured by remote-sensing infrared thermography (maximum for frontal, forehead, or lateral views) with core temperatures measured by aural or oral methods. SETTING. Accident and Emergency Department, Queen Mary Hospital, ...
Luk H M - - 2013
With the advancement of ophthalmological genetics, the molecular basis for more and more eye diseases can be elucidated. Congenital fibrosis of extraocular muscle (CFEOM) is an example. It is characterised by a congenital non-progressive restrictive ophthalmoplegia and ptosis. It is an autosomal dominant disease, caused by mutations of the KIF21A ...
Potera Carol - - 2013
And even when mothers have privacy, they prefer pumping at home.
Melnikov Vladimir N - - 2013
To verify whether peripheral blood circulation and arterial wall distensibility are influenced by atmospheric pressure (AtPr) and to examine if their association is dependent on age and/or sex. Associations among natural AtPr levels (on the examination day as well as 1 and 2 days prior), limb muscle hemodynamics, and distensibility ...
Vijayavel K - - 2013
To investigate protective effect of Coleus aromaticus leaf extract against naphthalene induced hepatotoxicity in rats. Eighteen male rats were divided into three groups. Group I rats were treated as control. Group II rats were intraperitoneally administered with naphthalene (435 mg/kg b.wt) dissolved in corn oil once a day for a ...
Wong Chee Siong - - 2013
Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) formation for dialysis access is a common procedure. Fistula maturation is unpredictable. Preoperative duplex mapping may increase procedural success. We undertook a systematic review to assess the effect of preoperative duplex mapping on subsequent AVF patency. The published literature was searched on PubMed and the Cochrane Library ...
Sahota Daljit S - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. To evaluate the performance of the locally developed universal Down syndrome screening programme. DESIGN. Population-based cohort study in the period July 2010 to June 2011 inclusive. SETTING. Four Hong Kong Hospital Authority Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and a central university-based laboratory for maternal serum processing and risk determination. ...
Oschman A - - 2013
Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is a major cause of birth defects and childhood disorders in the United States. Retinitis occurs in 25% of infants with severely symptomatic congenital CMV and in ∼1% of asymptomatic infants. Intravitreal ganciclovir is recommended in adults with CMV retinitis (CMVR) refractory or noncompliant to intravenous ...
Zhang Liang-Tao - - 2013
Background: DNA methylation at the five position of cytosine is well recognized as an important epigenetic modification in human health and disease. Recent evidences demonstrated that 5-methylcytosine (5-mC) by the TET family of enzymes can be converted to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5-hmC). Here, we use an ultrasensitive and accurate isotope-based LC-MS/MS method ...
Rathschlag Marco - - 2013
The present study examined the relationship between self-generated emotions and physical performance. All participants took part in five emotion induction conditions (happiness, anger, anxiety, sadness, and an emotion-neutral state) and we investigated their influence on the force of the finger musculature (Experiment 1), the jump height of a counter-movement jump ...
Vogel Tobias - - 2013
Research on regulatory focus theory (Higgins, 1997) suggests that performance increases if instructions fit with sportspersons' dispositions. Sportspersons who chronically focus on wins (i.e., promotion-oriented individuals) perform best if instructions frame the objective as a promotion goal (e.g., "Try to hit!"). By contrast, sportspersons who chronically focus on losses (i.e., ...
Kertesz Vilmos - - 2013
Background: The aim of this work was to develop a fully automated liquid extraction-based surface sampling system utilizing a commercially available autosampler coupled with HPLC-MS/MS detection. Results: Discrete spots selected for droplet-based sampling and automated sample queue generation, for both the autosampler and MS, were enabled by using in-house developed ...
Caron Jeffrey G - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to understand the meanings and lived experiences of multiple concussions in professional hockey players using hermeneutic, idiographic, and inductive approaches within an interpretative phenomenological analysis. The interviewer was an athlete who had suffered multiple concussions, and the interviewees were five former National Hockey League ...
So M Y - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. To evaluate potential risk factors, presenting symptoms, management, and outcomes of intracranial haemorrhage in Chinese children with immune thrombocytopenia managed in a regional hospital. DESIGN. Retrospective case series. SETTING. A regional hospital in Hong Kong. PATIENTS. All paediatric patients with immune thrombocytopenia complicated by intracranial haemorrhage in the period ...
Rettke Horst - - 2013
People affected by Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis experience a high level of suffering. A new generation of anti-tumour necrosis factor-α agents can alleviate the burden of symptoms considerably. In order to develop a need-centred care programme for this patient group, we conducted problem-centred interviews with nine patients about their ...
Bessonneau Vincent - - 2013
Background: Saliva samples collected from one 58 year old male and one 35 year old female during 7 days of fasting were analyzed by direct immersion of both C18 and mixed-mode biocompatible solid-phase microextraction fibers, in combination with a LC-MS method using a benchtop orbitrap instrument in both positive and ...
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