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Siddique Khurram - - 2013
The effect of the severity of appendiceal inflammation on post-operative stay in children following appendicectomy has shown conflicting results. This study was conducted to determine the association between the severity of appendiceal inflammation and post-operative stay amongst children undergoing open appendicectomy. A retrospective cohort study was conducted at a District ...
Mierzejewska-Krzyżowska B - - 2013
The sex differences in the number and morphometric parameters of motoneurons in motor nuclei are poorly known. The aim of this study was to determine the differences in the number and size of alpha and gamma motoneurons of the medial gastrocnemius (MG) muscle in male and female Wistar rats. Retrogradely ...
Fitzpatrick Sarah G - - 2013
Papillary squamous cell carcinoma (PSCCA) is a rarely occurring variant of squamous cell carcinoma (SCCA) with distinctive exophytic and papillary features and a more favorable prognosis than conventional SCCA. The larynx is the most commonly affected site in the head and neck. The oral cavity, oropharynx, sinonasal tract, and nasopharynx ...
Zidkova Anastassiya - - 2013
Sample containing 234 unrelated males and 197 unrelated females from Czech Republic was genotyped using an X-STR decaplex system in the following loci: DXS6789, DXS6809, DXS7132, DXS7133, DXS7423, DXS8378, DXS9898, DXS9902, GATA172D05, and GATA31E08. The linkage disequilibrium was observed between DXS6789 and DXS6809. The combined power of discrimination was 0.9999999998 ...
Krarup Peter-Martin - - 2013
PURPOSE: Submucosal collagen is paramount for colonic anastomotic integrity. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) mediate collagen degradation that increases the risk of wound dehiscence. Although broad-spectrum MMP inhibitors are beneficial for anastomotic strength, they can cause adverse reactions. Knowledge of specific MMPs responsible for the weakening of anastomoses can be used to ...
Zalvan Craig H - - 2013
The objectives of this study are to compare the pathological results from office-based biopsy (OBB) and operative biopsy (ORB) of laryngopharyngeal lesions from 26 patients. Lesion location, specimen concordance, efficacy, cost savings, and patient management are discussed. OBB can provide a sample of laryngopharyngeal tissue that can be used to ...
Chen Wei - - 2013
Effects of cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1R) blockade were observed by comparing 9-day and 6-week SR141716 treatments in monosodium glutamate (MSG)-induced hypometabolic and hypothalamic obesity (HO) in rats for the first time and molecular mechanisms were investigated. Compared with normal rats, the MSG rats display typical symptoms of the metabolic syndrome, ...
Suhrheinrich Jessica - - 2013
Implementing evidence-based practices (EBPs) for children with autism is challenging for teachers because these practices are often complex, requiring significant training and resources that are not available in most school settings. This brief investigation was designed to identify areas of strength and difficulty for teachers implementing one such EBP, pivotal ...
Rawat P K - - 2013
In the present investigation, we report on the thermoelectric properties of PbSe0.5Te0.5: x (PbI2) from room temperature to 625 K. High-resolution transmission electron micrographs of the samples reveal endotaxial nanostructures embedded in a PbSe0.5Te0.5 matrix. The combined effect of mass fluctuation and nanostructures reduces the thermal conductivity to a great extent ...
Faria Rita - - 2013
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) invited the manufacturer of dabigatran etexilate (Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd, UK) to submit evidence for the clinical and cost-effectiveness of this drug for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) as part of the NICE ...
Uthayathas Subramaniam - - 2013
Phosphodiesterases belong to a family of proteins that control metabolism of cyclic nucleotides. Targeting phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5), for enhancing cellular function is one of the therapeutic strategies for male erectile dysfunction (ED). We have investigated whether in vivo inhibition of PDE5, which is expressed in several brain regions, will enhance ...
Chen Qingxia - - 2013
In randomized clinical trials, it is common that patients may stop taking their assigned treatments and then switch to a standard treatment (standard of care available to the patient) but not the treatments under investigation. Although the availability of limited retrieved data on patients who switch to standard treatment, called ...
Jacobs-Tulleneers-Thevissen D - - 2013
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Alginate-encapsulated human islet cell grafts have not been able to correct diabetes in humans, whereas free grafts have. This study examined in immunodeficient mice whether alginate-encapsulated graft function was inferior to that of free grafts of the same size and composition. METHODS: Cultured human islet cells were equally distributed ...
Homem Vera - - 2013
Synthetic musks are organic compounds used as fragrance additives and fixative compounds in a diversity of personal care products. A new method based on QuEChERS extraction followed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry for the analysis of twelve musks in personal care products was developed and validated. Some experimental parameters, such as ...
Schmitt Anne J - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to monitor and to optimize heparinization during endovascular procedures in the New Zealand White Rabbit (NZWR) model. METHODS: Right common carotid artery aneurysms were surgically created in 43 NZWR, with an average weight of 4,330 g (range 3,500-5,430 g). The activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) ...
Giusti M - - 2013
In multinodular goitre (MNG), low radioiodine (RAI) activity after recombinant human (rh) TSH is able to reduce thyroid volume (TV) and improve symptoms. Our aim was to evaluate the long-term outcome of RAI after rhTSH treatment in patients who were divided according to their baseline TSH levels. Eighteen patients (69.2 ± 6.1 year) ...
Bullock A D - - 2013
Objectives Focused on the dental therapists foundation training (TFT) scheme run by the Postgraduate Dental Deaneries of Oxford and Wessex (NHS Education South Central - NESC) the objectives were (1) to evaluate the TFT 2010/11 scheme, identifying strengths, areas for development and drawing comparisons with the 2009 evaluation; and (2) ...
Matan Narumol - - 2013
AIMS: This study aimed to examine heat curing effect (30-100°C) on antifungal activities of lime oil and its components (limonene, p-cymene, β-pinene, and α-pinene) at concentrations ranging from 100-300 μl ml(-1) against Aspergillus niger in microbiological medium and to optimize heat curing of lime oil for efficient mold control on ...
Laganà Antonio - - 2013
The fast interconnections of the presently available distributed platforms allow scientists to target highly complex problems by chaining software developed and maintained by experts of the relevant fields. A pillar of such cooperative endeavor in molecular and materials science and technologies is the so-called grid empowered molecular simulator that combines ...
de Bekker-Grob Esther W - - 2013
BACKGROUND: A new modelling approach for analysing data from discrete-choice experiments (DCEs) has been recently developed in transport economics based on the notion of regret minimization-driven choice behaviour. This so-called Random Regret Minimization (RRM) approach forms an alternative to the dominant Random Utility Maximization (RUM) approach. The RRM approach is ...
Carbon Maren - - 2013
For economic reasons, the generic substitution of branded medications is common and welcome. These replacements are based on the concept of bioequivalence, which is considered equal to therapeutic equivalence. Regulatory standards for bioequivalence require the 90 % confidence intervals of group averages of pharmacokinetic measures of a generic and the original ...
Paquette Michel - - 2013
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the in vivo stability, uptake, and positron emission tomography (PET) imaging performance of a novel estrogen receptor PET tracer, 4-fluoro-11β-methoxy-16α-[(18)F]fluoroestradiol (4FMFES), with 16α-[(18)F]fluoroestradiol (FES). PROCEDURES: MC7-L1 and MC4-L2 (ER+) cell lines and their ERα-knockdown variants (ERαKD) were implanted subcutaneously in Balb/c ...
Barrientos Jacqueline - - 2013
Abstract New treatment options are urgently needed for patients with relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who fail to respond to currently available therapies or cannot achieve a sustained response. Moreover, targeted agents with less myelotoxicity are necessary to treat patients with multiple comorbidities who would otherwise be unable to tolerate ...
Du Qiang - - 2013
The aim of the present study is to determine whether coronary CT images of the temporal bone are useful to predict a bulging second genu of the facial nerve (SGFN) in mastoidectomy by measuring and comparing the heights of the SGFN above the prominence of the lateral semicircular canal (PLSC) ...
Holden A - - 2013
This opinion-based article aims to highlight the worrying decline in support for dental public health as a specialty. Not only is this specialty important for its role in commissioning services, it is crucial for the identification of vulnerable groups in society and ensuring dental services are acceptable and assessable for ...
Macdonald J M - - 2013
After neuronal injury or death glial cells become reactive, exhibiting dramatic changes in morphology and patterns of gene expression and ultimately engulfing neuronal debris. Rapid clearance of degenerating neuronal material is thought to be crucial for suppression of inflammation and promotion of functional recovery. Here we demonstrate that Drosophila c-Jun ...
Qian Bang-Ping - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Although human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-B27 gene is the major susceptible gene associated with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), it has been recognized that non-HLA-B27 genes also play key roles in the development of AS. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the exon ...
Sun Cheng - - 2013
Shox2 is expressed in several developing organs in a tissue specific manner in both mice and humans, including the heart, palate, limb, and nervous system. To better understand the spatial and temporal expression patterns of Shox2 and to systematically dissect the genetic cascade regulated by Shox2, we created Shox2-LacZ and ...
Xie Jing-Ming - - 2013
PURPOSE: To determine the risk factors of neurologic deficits during PVCR correction, so as to help improve safety during and after surgery. METHODS: A consecutive series of 76 patients with severe and rigid spinal deformities who were treated with PVCR at a single institution between October 2004 and July 2011 ...
Tomasello Francesco - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The transcallosal approach provides a direct corridor to the lesions lying in the third ventricle with distinct advantages over alternative routes, such as the possibility to use multiple corridors for tumor resection. METHOD: Here we present a personal perspective of the surgery of tumors of the anterior portion of ...
Pinto E - - 2013
This study evaluates the composition, antifungal activity and mechanism of action of the essential oil of Ferulago capillaris (Link ex Spreng.) Cout. and its main components, limonene and α-pinene, against clinically relevant yeasts and moulds. Essential oil from the plant's aerial parts was obtained by hydrodistillation and analysed by gas ...
Chapman Derek A - - 2013
This paper examined the generational recurrence of low birthweight (LBW) among first-born singletons using a statewide maternally-linked birth dataset. An intergenerational dataset was created by linking 2005-2009 to 1960-1997 Virginia resident live birth data. Maternal information from the recent birth cohort was linked to infant information in the historic birth ...
Qi Jun - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common disease prevalent in elderly men. However, the genetic determinants of BPH remain unclear. Because BPH and prostate cancer (PCa) share some common pathological characteristics, we investigated whether susceptibility loci for PCa contributed to BPH risk and BPH aggressiveness in Chinese men. METHODS: ...
Falconi M - - 2013
A porous scaffold was developed to support normal tissue regeneration in the presence of residual tumor disease. It was prepared by gelatin crosslinked with dehydroascorbic acid (DHA). A physicochemical characterization of the scaffold was carried out. SEM and mercury porosimetry revealed a high porosity and interconnection of pores in the ...
Yavaş Mehmet - - 2013
This study is a cross-linguistic examination of the patterns of reduction of two-member /s/-clusters. Data from six languages (English, Dutch, Norwegian, Croatian, Hebrew, and Polish) gathered from the productions of typically developing children and from children with phonological disorders are analyzed. While the languages belong to three different families, the ...
Andreussi P A T - - 2013
The objective of the research was to evaluate the efficiency of the spermatogenesis through the morphology of the testicular parenchyma in bulls of different zebu breeds. We used testicular fragments from bull of the breeds Nelore (n = 10), Polled Nelore (n = 6), Gyr (n = 5), Guzerat (n = 5) and Tabapuã (n = 5). The tissue was ...
Mori Satoshi - - 2013
Justification Criteria for Vertebral Fractures 2012 version was made based on new clinical findings. Major differences in this version compared to the 1996 version are inclusion of the semiquantitative method (SQ), statements to improve considerations during radiographic analysis, and the need for more detailed evaluation by MRI.
Jassim Sabah A A - - 2013
Cyanobacterial (algal) blooms have by convention been attributed to the excessive level of nutrients from pollution and runoff, which promotes the rapid growth and multiplication of cyanobacteria or algae. The cyanophage (virus) is the natural predator of cyanobacteria (the host). The aim of this review is to unveil certain pressures ...
Lazaro D - - 2013
This work investigates the possibility of combining Monte Carlo (MC) simulations to a denoising algorithm for the accurate prediction of images acquired using amorphous silicon (a-Si) electronic portal imaging devices (EPIDs). An accurate MC model of the Siemens OptiVue1000 EPID was first developed using the penelope code, integrating a non-uniform ...
First Eric L - - 2013
With the growing number of zeolites and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) available, computational methods are needed to screen databases of structures to identify those most suitable for applications of interest. We have developed novel methods based on mathematical optimization to predict the shape selectivity of zeolites and MOFs in three dimensions ...
Morsy Kareem - - 2013
Developmental stages of Hepatozoon seurati (Laveran and Pettit 1911) comb. nov. are described from the tissues of the corned viper Cerastes cerastes, and from the vector Culex pipiens. The parasite described in the present study is firstly recorded as Haemogregarina seurati (Laveran and Pettit 1911) in the same host. After ...
Yamaji Ayaka - - 2013
Treatment of meso-mesityl 5,15-diazaporphyrin with alkyllithiums in toluene at low temperature provided monoalkylated diazachlorins through highly regioselective nucleophilic addition at the β-position near the meso-nitrogen atom.
Rothuber Helfried - - 2013
The present paper represents an investigation in the procedure to validate a new questionnaire (Salzburg Subjective Behavioural Analysis, SSBA). This questionnaire is based on a new approach to the diagnosis of depressive behaviour. It is hypothesized that a patient suffering from a depressive disorder loses the ability to produce one ...
Leendertse A J - - 2013
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Limited and conflicting evidence exists on the effect of a multicomponent pharmaceutical care intervention (i.e. medication review, involving collaboration between general practitioners (GPs), pharmacists and patients) on medication-related hospitalizations, survival, adverse drug events (ADEs) and quality of life. We aimed to investigate the effect of ...
Li Xingxin - - 2013
The appropriate management of patients with moderate aplastic anemia (mAA) remains to be unclear and controversial. A cohort of 118 patients with mAA received a novel immunosuppressive strategy of cyclosporine alternately combined with levamisole (CSA and LMS regimen), which included 42 newly diagnosed and 76 chronic (disease duration >6 months) cases. ...
Vertigan Anne E - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Diseases associated with laryngeal dysfunction include chronic refractory cough (CRC), paradoxical vocal fold movement (PVFM), muscle tension dysphonia (MTD) and globus pharyngeus. We hypothesised the presence of a common sensory laryngeal dysfunction, the 'laryngeal hypersensitivity' syndrome, in these conditions. The aim of the study was to compare ...
Kluthe Gregory J - - 2013
This study used an in situ heart preparation to analyze the power output and stroke work of spontaneously beating hearts of four anurans (Rhinella marina, Lithobates catesbeianus, Xenopus laevis, Pyxicephalus edulis) and three urodeles (Necturus maculosus, Ambystoma tigrinum, Amphiuma tridactylum) that span a representative range of relative ventricle mass (RVM) ...
Mo Xiaoye - - 2013
Stroke is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in the world. The activation of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNL) plays an important role in the inflammatory response after ischemic stroke. However, in the current literature, there are few studies discussing the process and role of peripheral PMNL activation. Here, ...
Saha Suman - - 2013
Rhodotorula mucilaginosa rarely cause keratitis in immunocompromised individuals. A 30 year old male with history of minor trauma presented with cotton wool like stromal infiltration and hypopyon in left eye. Microbiological examination of corneal scraping showed fungal hyphae and yeast cells in direct smear. Molecular identification of the organism was ...
Dietrich-Muszalska Anna - - 2013
Oxidative injury in schizophrenia can be caused by the disease itself and probably by antipsychotics treatment. The aim of the study was to establish whether there is a difference between ziprasidone, clozapine and haloperidol effect on lipid peroxidation in human plasma, measured by the level of thiobarbituric acid reactive substances ...
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