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Furyk Jeremy - - 2013
AIM: To explore clinical aspects of head injuries caused by ceiling fans in children. METHODS: Cases were identified using a sensitive search strategy of the Townsville Emergency Department information system from 1 December 2005 to 30 April 2010, and a retrospective structured medical record review was undertaken. RESULTS: During the ...
Herbst Florian-Alexander - - 2013
Current knowledge of the physiology and phylogeny of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) degrading bacteria often relies on laboratory enrichments and isolations. In the present study, in situ microcosms consisting of activated carbon pellets (BACTRAP®s) were loaded with either (13) C-naphthalene or (13) C-fluorene and were subsequently exposed in the contaminant ...
Blangetti Marco - - 2013
A general three step asymmetric synthesis of planar chiral [2.2]metacyclophanes utilizing selective benzylic and aryl metalations is described. The final enantioselective step is achieved using a (-)-sparteine mediated aryl metalation, following which electrophile reaction gives planar chiral cyclophanes with enantiomeric ratios (er) above 90 : 10.
Tayel Saadia Ahmed - - 2013
Frequent instillation of terbinafine hydrochloride (T HCl) eye drops (0.25%, w/v) is necessary to maintain effective aqueous humor concentrations for treatment of fungal keratitis. The current approach aimed at developing potential positively charged controlled-release polymeric nanoparticles (NPs) of T HCl. The estimation of the drug pharmacokinetics in the aqueous humor ...
Boudour-Boucheker Nesrine - - 2013
The ontogeny of osmoregulatory organs was studied in two geographically isolated populations of the palaemonid shrimp Macrobrachium amazonicum, one originating from the Amazon estuary (A) and the other from inland waters of the Pantanal (P) in northeastern and southwestern Brazil, respectively. A previous investigation had shown that the estuarine population ...
Mbah Alfred K - - 2013
This study sought to determine the impact of passive smoking on the risk for depressive symptoms during pregnancy. In this prospective study, 236 pregnant women were recruited at less than 20 weeks of gestation from a university-affiliated obstetric clinic from November 2009 through July 2011. Tobacco use/exposure was measured using ...
Vaidya Rahul - - 2013
PURPOSE: The restoration, and fixation, of normal pelvic anatomy after a windswept type injury can be a difficult endeavor and our purpose is to describe a method to accomplish this. METHODS: A stepwise and sequential technique was utilized to effectively reduce and stabilize this injury pattern. By first closing down ...
Sattler Jesper J H B - - 2013
The deactivation of 0.5 wt% Pt/Al2O3 and 0.5 wt% Pt-1.5 wt% Sn/Al2O3 catalysts has been studied by operando Raman spectroscopy during the dehydrogenation of propane and subsequent regeneration in air for 10 successive dehydrogenation-regeneration cycles. Furthermore, the reaction feed was altered by using different propane/propene/hydrogen ratios. It was found that ...
Breccia Massimo - - 2013
Despite the excellent results obtained with standard-dose imatinib as first-line therapy for chronic myeloid leukemia in the chronic phase, one third of patients do not achieve an optimal response and require alternative therapies due to the emergence of drug resistance. Studies of resistance mechanisms, first tested in vitro and then ...
Møller Pål - - 2013
We report the 5- and 10-year survival rate of women diagnosed with breast cancer in the context of an annual MRI-based surveillance program. In 2001, as part of a national initiative, women in Norway with a BRCA1 mutation were offered annual screening with breast MRI in addition to mammography. 802 ...
Amini R - - 2013
Leukemic cells are hard-to-transfect cell lines. Many transfection reagents which can provide high gene transfer efficiency in common adherent cell lines are not effective to transfect established blood cell lines or primary leukemic cells. This study aims to examine a new class of cationic polymer non-viral vector, PEGylated-dextran-spermine (PEG-D-SPM), to ...
Park Hyojung - - 2013
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to study the relationships among menopausal symptoms, sexual function, depression, and quality of life in women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy. METHODS: Two hundred women participated in this cross-sectional study. Data were collected with the Menopause Rating Scale (MRS), Female Sexual Function Index ...
Abdulmajeed Ahmad A - - 2013
Multifactorial conditions underlie progression of potentially malignant oral lesions (PMOL) to oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and there is currently need for better prediction of malignant transformation. The hypothesised existence of cancer stem cells in dysplastic oral tissues provides the potential for more informed assessment of PMOL progression. Semi-quantitative immunohistochemical ...
Chapin Russell W - - 2013
Post-transplant distal limb bone marrow edema syndrome or calcineurin inhibitor-induced pain syndrome (CIPS) is generally a self-limiting but debilitating acute pain syndrome that has been reported in 2-14 % of renal transplant recipients. The disease is extensively described in the transplant literature in patients receiving the calcineurin inhibitors cyclosporine and tacrolimus. ...
Wang Wei - - 2013
Protein aggregation presents one of the key challenges in the development of protein biotherapeutics. It affects not only product quality but also potentially impacts safety, as protein aggregates have been shown to be linked with cytotoxicity and patient immunogenicity. Therefore, investigations of protein aggregation remain a major focus in pharmaceutical ...
Zhou Xiaochun - - 2013
Ca3 (PO4 )2 :Eu(3+) phosphor was prepared using a facile chemistry method in the presence of surfactants. The effects of surfactants on the morphology and photoluminescence properties of Ca3 (PO4 )2 :Eu(3+) phosphor were investigated. The morphology of the phosphor was significantly influenced by the surfactants employed. When nonionic surfactant ...
Hassdenteufel Alexander - - 2013
All-optical switching (AOS) in ferrimagnetic Fe100-x Tbx alloys is presented. AOS is witnessed below, above, and in samples without a magnetic compensation point. It is found that AOS is associated with laser heating up to the Curie temperature and intimately linked to a low remanent sample magnetization. Above a threshold ...
Brook Itzhak - - 2013
Fusobacteria are members of the oral and gastrointestinal flora and are important potential pathogens in children. They are increasingly recognized as a cause of infections in children. These include infections of the head and neck (Lemierre syndrome, acute and chronic mastoiditis, chronic otitis and sinusitis, tonsillitis, peritonsillar and retropharyngeal abscesses, ...
Meng Jia - - 2013
Abstract In order to improve the in vitro dissolution rate and in vivo oral bioavailability of the poorly water soluble drug, felodipine (FELO), the wet-milling process was employed involving co-grinding with HPMC E5 and the in vitro release rate as investigated. After solidification by spray drying or freeze drying, the ...
Barnes D M - - 2013
A three-year-old male greyhound was presented with acute onset right forelimb lameness because of medial displacement of the biceps tendon of origin. Ultrasonographic examination confirmed the diagnosis, and a concomitant partial tear of the medial glenohumeral ligament was detected during arthroscopy. To stabilise the biceps tendon, polypropylene mesh was fixed ...
Amagai Y - - 2013
Mast cell tumours are one of the most common neoplasms in dogs. Mutations in the proto-oncogene c-kit, especially internal tandem duplications of exon 11, are considered to play a crucial role in mast cell tumourigenesis. In this report, two cases that suffered from multiple mast cell tumours containing an internal ...
Cavicchiolo Maria Elena - - 2013
ILLUSTRATIVE CASE: We describe the case of a 3-year-old child, diagnosed with familial neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and asymptomatic optic pathway tumor at the age of two, who developed diencephalic syndrome (DS) due to tumor progression 1 year after diagnosis. Magnetic resonance imaging disclosed an enlarging hypothalamic contrast-enhanced mass. Because of ...
Nagel Thomas H - - 2013
Background. We conducted a retrospective review of patients with unknown primary head and neck cancer who underwent a transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) assisted search for an occult tumor. Methods. Fifty-two patients at a single center with unknown primaries of squamous cell carcinoma were treated with a surgical algorithm. Results. The ...
Thornton Jennifer L - - 2013
Otitis media with effusion (OME) occurs when fluid collects in the middle-ear space behind the tympanic membrane (TM). As a result of this effusion, sounds can become attenuated by as much as 30-40 dB, causing a conductive hearing loss (CHL). However, the exact mechanical cause of the hearing loss remains unclear. ...
Jung Jong Jin - - 2013
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to investigate optic nerve head using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) in children with large cupping. METHODS: 111 eyes (4-10 years) were divided into three groups according to the cup to disc ratio: group 1, ≤0.3; group 2, 0.4-0.6; and group 3, ≥0.7. ...
Zhu Qing-Qing - - 2013
Two native epoxide hydrolases (EHs) were previously discovered from mung bean powder (Vigna radiata), both of which can catalyze the enantioconvergent hydrolysis of p-nitrostyrene oxide (pNSO). In this study, the encoding gene of VrEH1 was successfully cloned from the cDNA of V. radiata by RT-PCR and rapid amplification of cDNA ...
Sheth Rahul D - - 2013
This study provides a detailed investigation into the performance of a stimuli responsive ELP-Z based process for monoclonal antibody (mAb) affinity precipitation. A multidimensional high-throughput screening (HTS) protocol was developed and employed to investigate the effects of a variety of operating conditions on mAb yield and aggregation during the process. ...
Izawa Kazuhiro P - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: Poor mental health (MH) is common in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients. No studies have reported a relation between MH status and objectively measured physical activity (PA) in CHF patients. The study aim was to determine self-reported MH-related differences associated with PA and target values of PA for ...
Park Crystal L - - 2013
We examined relationships between seven dimensions of religion/spirituality (RS) (forgiveness, daily spiritual experiences, belief in afterlife, religious identity, religious support, public practices, and positive RS coping) and three dimensions of well-being (physical, mental, and existential) in a sample of 111 patients with advanced chronic heart failure. Participants completed questionnaires at ...
Xu Qi - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between BRAF mutation and its predictive and prognostic role on the patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) treated with anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) monoclonal antibodies. METHODS: Computerized researches on BRAF mutation in mCRC patients were performed. Studies with objective response rate ...
Guo Pu - - 2013
Acid phosphatase (ACP) can be sensitively, conveniently and efficiently detected via a new fluorescent "Turn-Off/Turn-On" system. Inexpensive (NaPO3)6 is carefully introduced into this system as a quencher of the aggregation-caused quenching (ACQ) probe. In our method, the limit of detection (LOD) is quite low for detecting ACP, which is an ...
Oishi Yoshitaka - - 2013
Trail settings in national parks are essential management tools for improving both ecological conservation efforts and the quality of visitor experiences. This study proposes a plan for the appropriate maintenance of trails in Chubusangaku National Park, Japan, based on the recreation opportunity spectrum (ROS) approach. First, we distributed 452 questionnaires ...
Mahan Mark A - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Lipomatosis of the nerve (LN) is a rare disorder characterized by the massive enlargement of peripheral nerves, frequently accompanied by generalized fibroadipose proliferation and skeletal overgrowth. The treatment of this disorder remains controversial, in part because of the rarity and the variability of presentation. Some authors have advocated total ...
Grigorescu S - - 2013
Laser direct write techniques represent a prospective alternative for engineering a new generation of hybrid biomaterials via the creation of patterns consisting of biological proteins onto practically any type of substrate. In this paper we report on the characterization of fibronectin features obtained onto titanium substrates by UV nanosecond laser ...
Mahmood Raja Tahir - - 2013
Fungi are considered good producers of industrially valuable enzymes with higher enzymatic activities. Among these cellulases are group of extracellular enzymes commonly employed in many industries for the hydrolysis of cellulolytic material. Aspergillus fumigatus produced exoglucanase having high enzymatic activity (83 U/gds) during the solid-state fermentation of wheat straw under optimum ...
Ozaydın T - - 2013
We attempted to characterize the cytochemical staining patterns of leukocytes and to determine the percentages of alpha-naphthyl acetate esterase (ANAE) and acid phosphatase (ACPase) positive lymphocytes in peripheral blood of thoroughbred foals at different ages. Blood samples were obtained from the jugular veins of 60 healthy thoroughbred foals, 1 day, ...
Fondong Vincent N - - 2013
Geminiviruses are a family of plant viruses that cause economically important plant diseases worldwide. These viruses have circular single-stranded DNA genomes and four to eight genes that are expressed from both strands of the double-stranded DNA replicative intermediate. The transcription of these genes occurs under the control of two bidirectional ...
Ishioka Kunie - - 2013
The effect of doping on the carrier-phonon interaction in wurtzite GaN is investigated by pump-probe reflectivity measurements using 3.1 eV light in near resonance with the fundamental band gap of 3.39 eV. Coherent modulations of the reflectivity due to the E2 and A1(LO) modes, as well as the 2A1(LO) overtone are observed. ...
Khanna Rahul - - 2013
PURPOSE: This study aimed to ascertain the psychometric properties of EuroQol Five Dimensional Questionnaire (EQ-5D-3L) in primary caregivers of children with autism. The convergent validity, discriminant validity, known-groups validity, internal consistency reliability, and floor and ceiling effects of EQ-5D-3L were analyzed. METHODS: A cross-sectional design was used for study purposes. ...
Yang Xiaoming - - 2013
Herein, a novel highly sensitive enhanced-fluorescence immunoassay for detection of superoxide dismutase (SOD) is established by combining surface-enhanced fluorescence (SEF) with immuno-magnetic separation. Based on a sandwich-type immunoassay, analytes in samples are first captured by magnetic beads coated with a monoclonal antibody and then "sandwiched" by another monoclonal antibody on ...
Chan Conrad - - 2013
PURPOSE: To conjugate trastuzumab with/without NLS peptides to G4 PAMAM dendrimers derivatized with DTPA and determine the specific radioactivity (SA) for (111)In labeling, HER2 immunoreactivity and cytotoxicity on breast cancer (BC) cells. METHODS: G4 dendrimers were reacted with DTPA then conjugated through a thiol to maleimide-derivatized trastuzumab. The SA achievable ...
Cao Julie - - 2013
Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) microspectroscopy was employed to elucidate the macromolecular phenotype of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) and their differentiated progeny. Undifferentiated hESCs and hiPSC lines were found to be not clearly distinguishable from each other. However, although both hESC and hiPSC ...
Meniconi Roberto L - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: Venous resections and reconstructions of portal vein and/or superior mesenteric vein in course of pancreaticoduodenectomy are becoming a common practice and many surgical options have been described, from simple tangential resection and venorrhaphy to large segmental resections followed by interposition grafting. The aim of this study was to report ...
Carpentier Patrick - - 2013
Venous edema of the limb presents several challenges to clinicians, particularly with regard to its definition, pathophysiology and measurement, as well as those relating to its management. Compression therapy forms the cornerstone of standard care for thromboprophylaxis and management of lower limb venous and lymphatic disorders. Venoactive drugs, of plant ...
Yagur-Kroll Sharon - - 2013
The primary explosive found in most land mines, 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (2,4,6-TNT), is often accompanied by 2,4-dinitrotoluene (2,4-DNT) and 1,3-dinitrobenzene (1,3-DNB) impurities. The latter two compounds, being more volatile, have been reported to slowly leak through land mine covers and permeate the soil under which they are located, thus serving as potential ...
Li Nan - - 2013
Recent data strongly suggests the profound role of miRNAs in cancer progression. Here, we showed miR-126 expression was much lower in HCT116, SW620 and HT-29 colon cancer cells with highly metastatic potential and miR-126 downregulation was more frequent in colorectal cancers with metastasis. Restored miR-126 expression inhibited HT-29 cell growth, ...
Murray Craig D - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: Artificial limbs (prosthetics) are considered important for keeping the person physically active and avoiding an array of negative health outcomes associated with non-use. Increasingly, the potential users of these limbs are the focus of commercial prosthetic company advertisements. It has been argued that it is important to examine ...
Oztürk Gülcan - - 2013
Low back pain (LBP) and hip pain frequently occur during pregnancy and postpartum period. Although pelvic and mechanic lesions of the soft tissues are most responsible for the etiology, sacral fracture is also one of the rare causes. A 32-year-old primigravid patient presented with LBP and right hip pain which ...
Liu Zhen-Jiang - - 2013
A novel and sensitive enhanced chemiluminescence enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ECL-ELISA) for the simultaneous analysis of imidaclothiz and thiacloprid is described. The concentrations of coating antibodies and enzyme tracers were optimised by three different ECL-ELISA formats. Under the optimised conditions, when anti-imidaclothiz polyclonal and anti-thiacloprid polyclonal antibodies were immobilised in a ...
Chu Yanyan - - 2013
The transcriptional repressor Rex plays key roles in modulating respiratory gene expression. It senses the redox poise of the NAD(H) pool. Rex from Streptomyces rimosus (Sr-Rex) is a newly identified protein. Its structure and complex with substrates are not determined yet. In this study, the three-dimensional (3D) structural models of ...
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