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Piscione P Janine - - 2013
ABSTRACT This study provides an examination of responses on the Activities Scale for Kids, performance version (ASKp), for evaluating physical function in adolescents with malignant lower extremity bone tumors. Twenty-one participants (ages 10.4 to 17.9 years), who had tumor resection surgery, completed the ASKp on two occasions. ASKp data were examined ...
Sun Yi - - 2013
Photodynamic antimicrobial chemotherapy (PACT) is proposed as a potential candidate to inactivate pathogens in localized infections due to the rapid evolution of bacterial resistance. The treatment modality utilizes nontoxic agents called photosensitizers and harmless visible light to generate reactive oxygen species which result in microbial cells' killing. Hematoporphyrin monomethyl ether ...
Maceachen Ellen - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: Social service programmes that offer consumer choices are intended to guide service efficiency and customer satisfaction. However, little is known about how social service consumers actually make choices and how providers deliver such services. This article details the practical implementation of consumer choice in a Canadian workers' compensation ...
Bianchini Chiara - - 2013
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs have recently been developed in order to reduce morbidity, improve recovery, and shorten hospital stays of surgical patients. Since the 1990s, ERAS programs have been successfully applied in many centres, especially in northern Europe and America, to perioperative management for colorectal surgery, vascular surgery, ...
Shirakabe Akihiro - - 2013
Background: The predictive factors for survival after percutaneous cardiopulmonary support (PCPS) are unknown. Methods and Results: Data for 105 patients with cardiovascular disease requiring PCPS were analyzed. The patients were divided into a survivor (n=21) or a non-survivor group (n=84). The age was significantly lower, and there were more patients with fulminant ...
Alhaj Eyad - - 2013
Uremic cardiomyopathy is responsible for high morbidity and mortality rates among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end-stage renal disease (ESRD); however, the early implementation of hemodialysis may halt its progression. Nonconventional hemodialysis, such as frequent hemodialysis, appears to have an advantage over conventional hemodialysis. Kidney transplantation has been ...
Lerche Christian Johann - - 2013
A 17-year-old male with a history of newly implanted mechanical valve at the aortic position, presented with fever, rigors, and painful cutaneous abscesses on his lower extremities and was suspected for infective endocarditis. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) showed a vegetation-like structure following the movement of the mechanical heart valve (MHV), which ...
Kang Jin Wook - - 2013
Human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) have generated a great deal of interest in clinical application due to their ability to undergo multi-lineage differentiation. Recently, ex vivo genetic modification of hMSCs was attempted to increase their differentiation potential. The present study was conducted to evaluate the biodistribution and in vivo efficacy ...
Mohan Shaun V - - 2013
En coup de sabre is a rare subtype of linear scleroderma that characteristically affects the skin, underlying muscle, and bone of the frontoparietal region of the face and scalp. It typically presents in the first two decades of life, and may be associated with focal neurological deficits. We present a ...
He C - - 2013
Circadian rhythms in behaviour and physiology exist widely in animals, plants, fungi and cyanobacteria. Although much work has been carried out to characterize the endogenous clock circuit, the output signals coupling the circadian pacemaker to behaviour and physiology remain elusive. Here, we show that neuropeptide F (NPF), a homologue of ...
Canis Martin - - 2013
Objectives: To investigate oncological and functional results of enoral laser microsurgery in treatment of cancer of the oral cavity. Methods: A retrospective chart analysis was carried out. 232 patients with cancer of the oral cavity were treated by enoral laser microsurgery +/- selective neck dissection +/- postoperative radio(chemo-)therapy. Results: 72 ...
Dias Priyan - - 2013
The nature of engineering and history as disciplines are explored and found to have some striking similarities, for example in the importance they place on context and practitioner involvement. They are found to be different from science, which focuses more on universal generalizations rather than on the particulars of given ...
Jalali Mohsen - - 2013
Fractionation of soil phosphorus (P) can provide useful information for assessing the risk of soil P as the potential sources of eutrophication in aquatic systems. Little information exists on P forms in paddy soils of Isfahan Province in central Iran, where P fertilizers have been continuously applied for at least ...
Climent M A - - 2013
Bone metastases are a common complication of advanced prostate cancer and while they are less common in non-prostate genitourinary (GU) malignances, they have been reported in up to 35 % of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma and bladder cancer. Furthermore, they may occur in more than two-thirds of those patients ...
Teles Alves Inês - - 2013
The VCaP cell line is widely used in prostate cancer research as it is a unique model to study castrate resistant disease expressing high levels of the wild type androgen receptor and the TMPRSS2-ERG fusion transcript. Using next generation sequencing, we assembled the structural variations in VCaP genomic DNA and ...
Jarvis Melanie - - 2013
AIM: To study the impact on newborn behavioural states and accuracy of three infrared thermometers compared with digital axillary thermometer measurements in very low birth weight infants. METHODS: Single-centre prospective observational study. Preterm infants born <1500-g birth weight were eligible. Infants were observed for pre-measurement behaviour state using a five-point ...
Janicsák Henriett - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: A host of medical, socio-demographic, and psychological factors that affect bone marrow transplantation (BMT) patients' quality of life (QOL) has been identified but due to the methodological diversity of the studies, the findings have been contradictory. The aim of this study was to examine the influence of somatic status, ...
Ko Jin-A - - 2013
This study aimed to develop an economically viable enzyme for the optimal production of steviol (S) from stevioside (ST). Of 9 commercially available glycosidases tested, S-producing β-glucosidase (SPGase) was selected and purified 74-fold from Penicillium decumbens naringinase by a three-step column chromatography procedure. The 121-kDa protein was stable at pH 2.3-6.0 ...
Megra Bezawit - - 2013
HIV infection and HIV neurocognitive impairment are major global health problems. The prevalence of HIV associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) is increasing as people with HIV are living longer due to the success of antiretroviral therapies. Our laboratory identified the soluble form of (sPrP(c)), the cellular non-pathogenic isoform of the prion ...
Zubkova Ekaterina - - 2013
Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) for long was known as immunomodulator and tumor marker having multifaceted actions on the activity of normal and transformed cells. In present study, we have investigated the involvement of AFP in regulation of THP-1 cell line invasion and underlying mechanisms. Treatment with human recombinant AFP causes up-regulation of ...
Sideroudi Haris - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The aim was to assess the intra-session, inter-session and inter-observer repeatability of curvature and aberrometric measurements of Pentacam-derived posterior corneal surface in normal control (CG), keratoconic (KCG) and after corneal collagen cross-linked (CXLG) groups. METHODS: This was a prospective, clinic-based, observational study that was conducted at the Eye Institute ...
Chau Rosanna M W - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: To examine the risk of fall for people with diabetes compared with healthy control subjects. Correlation between tactile sensation and postural control was examined for subjects with diabetes. Methods: Subjects with type 2 diabetes were classified into two groups: (i) diabetes without neuropathy (n = 23) and (ii) diabetic peripheral ...
Nishimura Rintaro - - 2013
Background: The surgical indication for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) has been modified due to recognition of peripheral type CTEPH and changes in surgical methods and skill. Bosentan and sildenafil are used as modern oral therapy (mod Tx) in patients with inoperable CTEPH, although it remains unknown whether they have positive ...
Perneger Thomas V - - 2013
PURPOSE: We explored health differences between population groups who describe their health as excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor. METHODS: We used data from a population-based survey which included self-rated health (SRH) and three global measures of health: the SF36 general health score (computed from the 4 items other ...
Chen Ling - - 2013
Plate- and octahedron-like Pt/Bi5Nb3O15 heterostructures are controllably prepared by a hydrothermal treatment method combined with photodeposition in the presence of different surfactants, i.e., cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) and polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP). The composition, structure, morphology, optical absorption properties, and textural properties of as-prepared Pt/Bi5Nb3O15 are well-characterized, and their simulated sunlight and visible-light ...
Meyer-Ter-Vehn Tobias - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: To study the long-term course in patients with idiopathic macular telangiectasia and report the effect of anti VEGF and laser treatment. METHODS: A retrospective case series of 19 patients/38 eyes with symptomatic type 2 idiopathic macular telangiectasia was performed. Six eyes received intravitreal injections of bevacizumab (1-3 injections), four ...
Jones Amanda L - - 2013
Recently we proposed that Rhodococcus equi (Magnusson 1923) Goodfellow and Alderson 1977 be transferred to a novel genus, Prescottia, as Prescottia equi comb. nov. However, in accordance with Principle 2 and Rule 51b(4) of the Bacteriological Code (1990 Revision), the bacterial genus name Prescottia Jones et al. 2013 is deemed ...
Persson Anja Bondke - - 2013
Beauty, we may assume, has fascinated mankind from its earliest beginnings. As the Oxford Dictionary tells us, beauty is "a combination of qualities […] that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight" (Oxford Dictionary, 2013). The Italian novelist-philosopher Umberto Eco explained the "History of Beauty" (Eco 2004) throughout the ages ...
Davids Matthew S - - 2013
ABSTRACT Despite recent advances in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) with chemoimmunotherapy, many CLL patients are older or frail and cannot tolerate aggressive chemotherapy. Even those who can inevitably develop resistance due to factors such as deletion of pro-apoptotic factors like TP53 or the support of pro-survival signals ...
Hofmann Darija - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Service-user partnerships in research exist in mental health, but there have been few advances in other disciplines, apart from cancer. OBJECTIVES: To develop a patient-generated expectancy measure for new treatments in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), using a participatory method. METHOD: Stage 1: three repeated focus groups and two expert panels ...
Tarquini F - - 2013
Several epidemiological studies showed that gestational diabetes mellitus is the most frequent metabolic disorder of pregnancy, the pathogenesis of which has yet to be completely clarified. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence and processing of caspase 3 (Casp3) and poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase 1 (PARP1) in cord blood ...
Pratt G - - 2013
Bendamustine is a unique bifunctional alkylating agent with promising activity in myeloma. Despite the increasing number of studies demonstrating its efficacy in both the upfront and relapse settings, including patients with renal insufficiency, the optimal use of bendamustine, in terms of dosage, schedule and combination with other agents, has yet ...
Venkatasubbu G Devanand - - 2013
Targeted drug delivery using nanocrystalline materials delivers the drug at the deseased site. This increases the efficacy of the drug in killing the cancer cells. Surface modifications were done to target the drug to a particular receptor on the cell surface. This paper reports synthesis of hydroxyapatite and titanium dioxide ...
Johansson Pär I - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhage accounts for most preventable trauma deaths, but still the optimal strategy for hemostatic resuscitation remains debated. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: This was a prospective study of adult trauma patients admitted to a Level I trauma center. Demography, Injury Severity Score (ISS), transfusion therapy, and mortality were registered. Hemostatic ...
Sakamoto Ryota - - 2013
The present work reports a tripodal scaffold for bis(terpyridine)-Fe(ii) oligomer wires on an Au(111) surface: the tripodal scaffold realised both orthogonality of the oligomer wires, and fast interfacial electron transfer through the oligomer wires.
Kang Gun Woo - - 2013
Kienböck's disease, which consists of osteonecrosis and collapse of the lunate bone, causes chronic pain and dysfunction of the wrist. Patients on hemodialysis are occasionally present with wrist pain, but Kienböck's disease is rarely reported in dialysis patients. This case study describes Kienböck's disease in a patient with end-stage renal ...
Ballanti Eleonora - - 2013
The complement system is a component of the innate immune system. Its main function was initially believed to be limited to the recognition and elimination of pathogens through direct killing or stimulation of phagocytosis. However, in recent years, the immunoregulatory functions of the complement system were demonstrated and it was ...
Jae Sae Young - - 2013
We tested the hypothesis that acute inflammation may cause arterial stiffening in older adults. We further explored if high cardiorespiratory fitness may partially prevent the unfavorable effect of arterial stiffening produced by acute systemic inflammation in older adults. Using a randomized double-blind sham placebo-controlled design, forty healthy older adults were ...
Kaur Baljinder - - 2013
Ferulic acid (FA) is widely used in foods, in beverages, and in various pharmaceutical industries as a precursor of vanillin. FA biotransformation can occur during the growth of lactic acid bacteria (LAB), and its conversion to other phenolic derivatives is observed by many scientists, where ferulic acid esterase (FAE) and ...
Kubo Akiharu - - 2013
The stratum corneum (SC), the outermost barrier of mammalian bodies, consists of layers of cornified keratinocytes with intercellular spaces sealed with lipids. The insolubility of the SC has hampered in-depth analysis, and the SC has been considered a homogeneous barrier. Here, we applied time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry to demonstrate ...
Mai Liqiang - - 2013
Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are receiving considerable attention as storage devices in the renewable and sustainable energy developments. However, facile fabrication of long-life and high-rate cathode materials for LIBs is required to facilitate practical application. Here we report a favourable way to synthesize a Li3V2(PO4)3/C nanosphere cathode with three-dimensional (3D) continuous ...
Stanstrup Jan - - 2013
In this paper, we describe data processing and metabolite identification approaches which lead to a rapid and semi-automated interpretation of metabolomics experiments. Data from metabolite fingerprinting using LC-ESI-Q-TOF/MS were processed with several open-source software packages, including XCMS and CAMERA to detect features and group features into compound spectra. Next, we ...
Sofokleous Panagiotis - - 2013
PURPOSE: To produce electrospun polymeric fibrous wound dressing patches that can release the antibiotic drug amoxicillin in a controlled manner. METHODS: Poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) acid (PLGA) fibrous dressings with entrapped amoxicillin were produced by electrospinning. The morphology and successful entrapment of amoxicillin in the PLGA fibrous dressings were validated by scanning electron ...
van Kessel C S - - 2013
BACKGROUND: A systematic preoperative evaluation to determine the individual resection strategy in patients with colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) was assessed as to its clinical value. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From 2009 to 2011, 75 patients with CRLM who were scheduled for surgery were prospectively included and received an additional preoperative systematic ...
Gundersen Maria T - - 2013
The great importance of amide bonds in industrial synthesis has encouraged the search for efficient catalysts of amide bond formation. Microbial transglutaminase (MTG) is heavily utilized in crosslinking proteins in the food and textile industries, where the side chain of a glutamine reacts with the side chain of a lysine, ...
Fisher Karen R - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: China has more than five million children with disabilities. According to national statistics, most of them (63%) do not receive the health and therapy services they need, which threatens their lives, wellbeing and opportunities in adult life. Method: The article applies mixed methods (secondary data analysis and case ...
Perini Violeta da Rocha - - 2013
This study investigated for the first time the reproductive biology of Prochilodus lineatus in a system of rivers in southeastern Brasil, relating it to the role of tributary rivers in the reproductive success of this important commercial fish in the Upper Paraná River basin, where a cascade of hydroelectric dams ...
Ménoret Mathilde - - 2013
Action observation and execution share overlapping neural resonating mechanisms. In the present study, we sought to examine the effect of the activation of this system during concurrent movement observation and execution in a prehension task, when no a priori information about the requirements of grasping action was available. Although it ...
Lizakowski SÅ‚awomir - - 2013
INTRODUCTION Different methods of enhanced pharmacological renin angiotensin system blockade lead to stronger antiproteinuric effects, but may be concerned about potential side effects. The therapies involving direct renin inhibitor, aliskiren have been occasionally suspected to promote renal fibrosis via stimulating (pro)renin receptor due to increased levels of renin  OBJECTIVES To shed more ...
Yoo Choong-Shik - - 2013
Carbon dioxide exhibits a richness of high-pressure polymorphs with a great diversity in intermolecular interaction, chemical bonding, and crystal structures. It ranges from typical molecular solids to fully extended covalent solids with crystal structures similar to those of SiO2. These extended solids of carbon dioxide are fundamentally new materials exhibiting ...
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