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Bleiberg Efrain - - 2013
In this article, the process of mentalizing, its components, and role in self-regulation and attachment are reviewed. An examination is presented of the neurodevelopmental changes affecting the adolescent's capacity to mentalize and the role of such compromised mentalizing in the adolescent's vulnerability to adaptive breakdown and psychopathology, in general, and ...
Ellis James W - - 2013
Abstract Intellectual disability (ID) is differently yet validly described by different professions. Legal professionals find it most useful to consider ID as a disability rather than a disorder. Because the law regulates the actions of individuals in a society and the actions of society on an individual, the law's concern ...
Martinez-Pereira Malcon Andrei - - 2013
We describe the morphology and innervation of the midgut and hindgut of the giant land snail Megalobulimus abbreviatus for the first time. The midgut (stomach and intestine) and hindgut (rectum and anus) are innervated by the subesophageal ganglia, through the gastrointestinal branch (originated from the visceral nerve) and the rectum-anal ...
Castilho Adriana Lígia de - - 2013
Enterococcus faecalis is an important pathogen associated with endodontic diseases, and its elimination and control are of paramount importance, as it represents one of the major causes of failure in the treatment of endodontic disease. Twenty-five plant extracts obtained from Brazilian forests were found to be effective against planktonic E. ...
Guanqun Chao - - 2013
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a systemic malignancy of plasma cells often characterized by sternal, rib, or back pain. This article describes how a patient who had chest pain for more than one month was mistakenly diagnosed with reflux esophagitis. Healthcare providers should be mindful of MM when determining the source ...
Parker Robert I - - 2013
Bleeding in patients in pediatric intensive care units is associated with an increased risk of mortality. Fortunately, most patients with an abnormal coagulation profile do not bleed because this is generally secondary to liver disease or dietary-induced vitamin K deficiency. When the laboratory markers of coagulopathy are the result of ...
Langer Jakob - - 2013
Effective glycemic control can reduce the risk of serious micro- and macrovascular complications in type 2 diabetes. However, many patients fail to reach glycemic targets due partly to low efficacy and adverse effects of treatment such as hypoglycemia or weight gain. To evaluate the short-term cost-effectiveness of liraglutide versus sitagliptin, ...
Yopp Justin Michael - - 2013
Men who are raising dependent children after their spouses or partners have died from cancer face unique challenges adjusting to single parenthood while managing their grief and the grief of their children. Unfortunately, the needs of those widowers have been overlooked in the clinical literature and no published interventions are ...
Sreekumar Anuradha - - 2013
Enzyme immunoassay for lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] using antibodies to both apoB and apo(a) subunits (a-B assay) is shown to be affected by differential masking of apoB by apo(a) and the presence of LDL-Lp(a) adducts. An apoB-independent immunoassay by capturing Lp(a) through its O-glycans on microplate-coated lectin jacalin and quantitation using peroxidase-labeled ...
Ferguson Heather - - 2013
Lymphedema is a chronic medical condition that results in the swelling of any part or parts of the body when the lymphatic vessels or lymph nodes are damaged or inadequate. In the United States, cancer treatments (e.g., surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy) are the leading cause of secondary lymphedema. Oncology nurses ...
Biswas Debdut - - 2013
Radioscapholunate arthrodesis is performed for patients who experience pain and disability from radiocarpal arthritis. Initial reports from the 1980s demonstrated high nonunion rates and marginal clinical outcomes. Improvements in surgical technique and clearly defined indications have reduced nonunion rates and improved patient satisfaction. We present a technique using headless compression ...
Romão Elen A - - 2013
Fabry disease is an X-linked inborn error of metabolism, which is caused by the deficiency of α-galactosidase A, leading to progressive accumulation of neutral glycosphingolipids and a-galactosyl breakdown products in most body fluids and several tissues, resulting in the clinical manifestations. The onset of Fabry disease symptoms in females is ...
Migdal Lori - - 2013
Koenig (J Nerv Ment Dis 196:349-355, 2008) and others have asserted that measures of spirituality used to investigate its association with health seem to present a misleading picture of the relationship because of evidence suggesting that spirituality has become conceptually confounded with well-being. To evaluate this claim, the present study ...
Gelenberg Alan J - - 2013
The incidence of treatment-emergent sexual dysfunction in the acute and continuation phases of the prevention of recurrent episodes of depression with venlafaxine ER for two years (PREVENT) study was assessed. Adult outpatients with recurrent major depressive disorder were randomly assigned to receive venlafaxine extended release (ER; 75-300 mg/day) or fluoxetine ...
Willheim Erica - - 2013
This article briefly reviews the historical and empiric foundations of dyadic psychotherapy, highlighting the evolution of the central tenet that very young children exist in a relational context. The target of therapeutic intervention must therefore be the caregiver-child relationship. General features of dyadic psychotherapy are discussed, as well as aspects ...
Balzan Ryan P - - 2013
It has recently been proposed that individuals with delusions may be hypersalient to evidence-hypothesis matches, which may contribute to the formation and the maintenance of delusions. However, empirical support for the construct is limited. Using cognitive tasks designed to elicit the illusory correlation bias (i.e., perception of a correlation in ...
Li Mingzheng - - 2013
The four major Chinese carps are commercially important fish species with high production in China. However, their recruitment decreased sharply in the Yangtze River since the late 20(th) century. In the present study, to reveal the relationships between spawning activities of the four species and environmental factors, drifting eggs were ...
Tang Hon-Lok - - 2013
Mercury is a known cause of nephrotic syndrome and the underlying renal pathology in most of the reported cases was membranous nephropathy. We describe here 4 cases of minimal change disease following exposure to mercury-containing skin lightening cream for 2 - 6 months. The mercury content of the facial creams ...
Zasloff Michael - - 2013
Antibacterial peptides and proteins maintain the sterility of the human urinary tract. A broad-spectrum antimicrobial protein, ribonuclease 7 (RNase 7), previously discovered to play a role in controlling the growth of bacteria on human skin, has now been shown to have an important antibacterial function in the human urinary tract.
Kaplan Marcelle - - 2013
Cancer intervention strategies have been increasingly focused on developing therapies that are personalized and tailored to each individual's unique genetic profile. Evolving understanding of the metabolism and pharmacogenomics of tamoxifen, an early example of targeted therapy for women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, has created decision-making challenges for healthcare providers ...
Peters Kenneth M - - 2013
To examine the outcomes in patients with and without a comorbid neurologic diagnosis (ND) or neurogenic bladder dysfunction after a staged neuromodulation procedure for refractory bladder symptoms. Patients enrolled in our prospective neuromodulation database study were grouped according to the presence of a coexisting ND. The implantable pulse generator implant rates ...
Kogan Alexander E - - 2013
Adiponectin (Adn) is a protein that circulates in the blood in several oligomeric forms, namely low-, medium-, and high-molecular-weight forms. Adn may serve as a risk factor for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The aims of this work were (1) to produce monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) specific to different Adn oligomeric ...
Nascimento Alessandra Cardoso da Silva - - 2013
It has been suggested that the epoxy paint used to coat metal substrates in industrial electrostatic painting applications could also be used to mask metal clasps in removable dental prostheses (RDP). The purpose of this study was to evaluate both the influence of thermal cycling and the in vitro roughness ...
Kawashima Soko - - 2013
Myeloperoxidase anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (MPO-ANCA)- associated glomerulonephritis (GN) is characterized by pauci-immune necrotizing glomerulonephritis(NGN). Although it has been thought that MPO-ANCA is involved in the pathogenesis of capillary injuries in NGN via activation of neutrophils, recent studies suggest a possible role of other factors such as immunoglobulins precipitated on the ...
Pollock Carol A - - 2013
Directing the development of human embryonic stem cells into functional renal tubular cells has been limited by the lack of defined, reproducible differentiation and culture protocols. If these cells are to be used for in vitro testing or therapeutics, viability under bioreactor conditions is required. Narayanan et al. describe in ...
Green Pauline M - - 2013
Lung cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and globally. African Americans experience significant differences in lung cancer incidence and mortality. Smoking is the single greatest risk for lung cancer, making smoking cessation programs a potentially fruitful approach for reducing the risk of lung cancer. ...
Daniels Rodney C - - 2013
This article provides the bedside clinician an overview of the unique renal complications that are seen commonly in the pediatric intensive care unit. These sections are purposely succinct to give a quick guide to the clinician for the care of these children. We have identified four major areas that should ...
Liu Jie - - 2013
We demonstrate herein a novel time-resolved fluoroimmunoassay (TRFIA) with high sensitivity and wide range for quantitative detection of ANA-Ig(GAM) antibodies using a biotin-avidin amplification system. The immunoassay was conducted by following procedures for a typical sandwich immunoreactions with cell nucleus form Hela and the Eu(3+)-labeled biotin combined with biotinylated mouse ...
Bellinson Jill - - 2013
Children of latency age have typically outgrown dramatic play but have not yet developed the ability to talk about their thoughts and feelings in therapy; at this stage they often play structured board games, during their own playtime and during therapy sessions. This article discusses ways to use board-game play ...
Aggarwal Sunil Kumar - - 2013
Patients using medical cannabis in the United States inhabit a conflicting medicolegal space. This study presents data from a dispensary-based survey of patients using medical cannabis in the state of Washington regarding cannabis-specific health behaviors, levels of psychological distress, stress regarding marijuana criminality, past experiences with drug law enforcement, and ...
Henry Barbara J - - 2013
Oncology nurses should be aware of smoking-related public health legislation and tobacco use prevention resources as well as increase their knowledge of psycho-education materials, medications, and products available to aid smoking cessation. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death; one out of five deaths in the United States is ...
Alves Luciene - - 2013
BACHGROUND: Several studies have established the effectiveness of pharmaceutical care (PC) in patients with heart failure, diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. However, there are few studies using standardized methods, e.g., randomized controlled trials, to assess the effectiveness of pharmacotherapy follow-up (PF) in patients with depression.  To assess the effectiveness of PC ...
Mayer Deborah K - - 2013
The Oncology Nursing Society's (ONS's) mission is to promote excellence in oncology nursing and quality cancer care. But what does quality cancer care really mean? For me, it means that the care I want my family to receive is delivered to all-the best care, nothing less. And yet that doesn't ...
Manley Mollie - - 2013
To quantitatively define the anatomic insertions of the transverse carpal ligament (TCL) to the carpals. We dissected 5 fresh-frozen cadaver limbs, isolating the TCL. The ligament insertion sites into bone were clearly marked and photographed. We then used computer software to measure the area of insertion into the individual carpals. ...
Palmer Rose - - 2013
This article reviews outcomes of psychodynamic psychotherapy (PP) for children and adolescents reported in articles identified by a comprehensive review of the literature on treatment evaluations of psychological and medical interventions for mental disorders in pediatric populations. The review identified 48 reports based on 33 studies. While there is evidence ...
Benítez Hugo A - - 2013
Insects in many species vary greatly in the expression of secondary sexual traits, resulting in sexual dimorphism, which has been proposed to be a consequence of differences in sexual selection. In this study, we analyze the occurrence of sexual shape dimorphism and the correlation between geometric body size in males ...
Gao Shumei - - 2013
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia strain C6, capable of utilizing phenanthrene as a sole source of carbon and energy, was isolated from creosote-contaminated sites at Hilo, Hawaii. Twenty-two metabolites of phenanthrene, covering from dihydrodiol to protocatechuic acid, were isolated and characterized. Phenanthrene was degraded via an initial dioxygenation on 1,2-, 3,4-, and 9,10-C, ...
Penrose Rebecca - - 2013
The objective of the current article was to assess the psychosocial impact of treatment-related infertility or the possibility of infertility on young women with cancer in contrast to the general population. Literature on the subject of female infertility among the general population and treatment-related female infertility among young women with ...
Ogundiji Opeyemi T - - 2013
Immune status of school children aged from 10-23 years against measles virus was determined by the hemagglutination-inhibition (HI) test with a view of assessing herd immunity. Blood samples from 500 schoolchildren were collected by finger-pricking in Ropacco filter papers. Sera were extracted in 1 mL of cold phosphate buffered saline and ...
Buonanno Federico - - 2013
The time-honored assumption about the defensive function of trichocysts in Paramecium against predators was recently verified experimentally against different species of unicellular predators. In the present study, we examined the defensive function of trichocysts against three metazoan predators, Cephalodella sp. (Rotifera), Eucypris sp. (Arthropoda), and Stenostomum sphagnetorum (Platyhelminthes). The results ...
Kirihara Takashi - - 2013
We assessed dispersal and vicariant events in four species of Japanese moles in the genera Mogera and Euroscaptor to better understand the factors shaping intra- and interspecific differentiation in Japanese moles. We used the combined viewpoints of molecular phylogeny and historical geology using nucleotide sequences of mitochondrial (cytochrome b; Cytb) ...
Tofthagen Cindy - - 2013
Oncology nurses play a critical role in the assessment and management of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). Baseline and ongoing evaluation of physical function is a critical but often overlooked aspect of assessment of CIPN. The diversity of symptoms and the complexity associated with neuromuscular assessment lead to challenges in evaluation ...
Zhou Yongmei - - 2013
The present study explored the association between human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DR4, DR53, and auto antibodies in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and its clinical significance. A total of 305 patients with RA and 50 healthy subjects who underwent medical examination were evaluated. HLA-DR4 and HLA-DR53 and auto antibodies were detected. The results ...
Marengo Glaucia - - 2013
This study sought to validate the Portuguese translation of a questionnaire on maltreatment of children and adolescents, developed by Russell et al. and to test its psychometric properties for use in Brazil. The original questionnaire was translated into Portuguese using a standardized forward-backward linguistic translation method. Both face and content ...
Bilotti Elizabeth - - 2013
Although the incidence of multiple myeloma (MM) is increasing, the median overall survival and the number of agents in the pipeline for treating MM also are increasing. Response rates higher than 80% are not uncommon in the frontline setting when the novel agents thalidomide, lenalidomide, and bortezomib are used in ...
Jeon Hong Jin - - 2013
Many previous studies have revealed that individuals with depression have higher thought of suicide, although not always exhibiting intent. We investigated the associated factors with respect to intent for suicide in the future. A total of 1584 adults were selected through a nationwide multistage probability sampling, randomly one person per ...
Takahashi Takayuki - - 2013
Ovulation is the process of liberating oocytes from the preovulatory follicles, and is observed in the ovaries of virtually all female vertebrate animals. Compared with mammalian species, there have been far fewer studies that address the ovulatory mechanisms of non-mammalian species. We have examined the molecular mechanism of follicle rupture ...
Costa Fontes Karla Bianca Fernandes da - - 2013
Oral cytopathology is a simple, non-invasive technique that could be used for early detection of oral premalignant and malignant lesions, but the effectiveness of this diagnostic approach remains controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values, and accuracy of cytopathology for ...
Dean Grace E - - 2013
An urgent need exists to identify innovative and evidence-based educational methods to help oncology nurses provide safe and high-quality patient care. One promising solution is the dedicated education unit (DEU) educational model, which partners nursing faculty and skilled nursing clinicians to facilitate the clinical experience of undergraduate baccalaureate nursing students. ...
Ong Teng Aik - - 2013
To describe a novel technique for localizing small testicular mass during testicular-sparing surgery (TSS). A 20-year-old man presented with bilateral testicular masses. Both alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (BHCG) levels were raised. Clinical and imaging studies revealed a 2.7 cm and 0.7 cm mass in the right and left ...
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