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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 ...
YavaƟ 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, ...
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 ...
Madhusudan Puttaswamy - - 2013
An ordered hierarchical meso/macroporous monoclinic bismuth vanadate (BiVO4) particle was fabricated for the first time by a simple two-step melamine template hydrothermal method followed by calcination. The physiochemical parameters of as-prepared porous materials were characterized by means of X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, Raman, Barrett-Emmett-Teller, and ...
Holloway Frank - - 2013
Frank Holloway was installed as President of the British Dental Association at last year's 2012 British Dental Conference and Exhibition held in Manchester. At this year's conference at the ExCeL in London he gave the following valedictory address.
Liu T - - 2013
Aim The aim of this study was, through a service evaluation, to assess the use of the IOSN tool in determining whether threshold values were appropriate for identification of IV sedation and general anaesthetic (GA) cases from a referral population.Methods A total of 105 patients were taken from a dental ...
Seiler Nadine - - 2013
Generation of supporting structures which guide cell growth is a challenging task in the field of tissue engineering. Cell guidance properties of a scaffold are important in the field of neuronal regeneration. Those guiding structures can provide guidance just by mechanical stimulus or by chemical stimuli like cell signaling molecules. ...
Williams Lindsay - - 2013
Mammary analogue secretory carcinoma (MASC) is a recently described salivary gland tumor characterized by ETV6 translocation. It appears that prior studies have identified MASC by reviewing salivary gland carcinomas, such as acinic cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma, not otherwise specified. To address the possibility of MASC mimicking benign salivary neoplasms we ...
Munteanu Cristian R - - 2013
Using the CCSD(T) model, we evaluated the intermolecular potential energy surfaces of the He-, Ne-, and Ar-phosgene complexes. We considered a representative number of intermolecular geometries for which we calculated the corresponding interaction energies with the augmented (He complex) and double augmented (Ne and Ar complexes) correlation-consistent polarized valence triple-ζ ...
Starikov Roman - - 2013
This study aimed to determine whether poor glycemic control in early pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of congenital heart disease (CHD) for infants of women with preexisting diabetes. A retrospective review examined two tertiary care centers of diabetic pregnancies that recorded early hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) values (<20 weeks). The ...
Rojas-Lemus Marcela - - 2013
Vanadium is an environmental pollutant attached to the smallest air suspended particles that enters into the respiratory tract reaching the systemic circulation. The oxidative state of this element and sex are factors related to its toxicity. In this study, we explored sex-associated genotoxic and cytotoxic differences in a mouse experimental ...
Kar S - - 2013
The ticks removed from the patients who applied to the hospitals in Istanbul and neighboring cities, Turkey, with the complaint of tick bite were examined in this study, on account of their species, biological stages, attachment sites on the body, and the age of the affected patients. A total of ...
Kolip Petra - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: Goal attainment scaling (GAS) is an individual approach for measuring changes in clinical interventions. We adopted GAS as a tool for community-based health promotion to support practitioners in formulating and monitoring their intervention goals. METHODS: Eleven regional health promotion networks were invited to set project-specific goals, following Kiresuk and ...
Akyüz Mehmet Ali - - 2013
Monoamine oxidases are two isozymic flavoenzymes which are the important targets for drugs used in the treatment of depression, Parkinson and Alzheimer's diseases. The catalytic reaction taking place between the cofactor FAD and amine substrate is still not completely understood. Herein we employed quantum chemical methods on the recently proposed ...
De Paepe Boel - - 2013
Few therapeutic options are available to patients with oxidative phosphorylation disorders. Administering pharmacological agents that are able to stimulate mitochondrial biogenesis have been put forward as a possible treatment, yet the approach remains in need of thorough testing. We investigated the effect of resveratrol in an in vitro setting. Mitochondrial ...
Yu Hsiu-Ting - - 2013
Studies in the social and behavioral sciences often involve categorical data, such as ratings, and define latent constructs underlying the research issues as being discrete. In this article, models with discrete latent variables (MDLV) for the analysis of categorical data are grouped into four families, defined in terms of two ...
Gillespie-Lynch K - - 2013
In order to evaluate the following potential mechanisms underlying atypical gaze following in autism, impaired reflexive gaze following, difficulty integrating gaze and affect, or reduced understanding of the referential significance of gaze, we administered three paradigms to young children with autism (N = 21) and chronological (N = 21) and nonverbal mental age (N = 21) ...
Rallapalli Pavithra M - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Factor IX (FIX) is important in the coagulation cascade, being activated to FIXa on cleavage. Defects in the human F9 gene frequently lead to haemophilia B. OBJECTIVE: To assess 1113 unique F9 mutations corresponding to 3721 patient entries in a new and up-to-date interactive web database alongside the FIXa ...
De Pasquale Antonino - - 2013
This study aimed to describe the technique used by the authors in treating tear-trough deformity and to illustrate the effectiveness of high-frequency diagnostic ultrasound in the assessment of dermal filler longevity. In this consecutive interventional nonrandomized case series, 22 patients (18 women and 4 men) were evaluated. They ranged in ...
Van der Heyden Johan - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: Field substitution and post-stratification adjustment have been proposed to reduce non-response bias in population surveys. We investigated if variables involved in those techniques in the Belgian health interview survey 2004 are associated with non-response and assessed the impact of field substitution and post-stratification adjustment on the survey results. METHODS: ...
Frecska Ede - - 2013
N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) is classified as a naturally occurring serotonergic hallucinogen of plant origin. It has also been found in animal tissues and regarded as an endogenous trace amine transmitter. The vast majority of research on DMT has targeted its psychotropic/psychedelic properties with less focus on its effects beyond the nervous ...
Harder Sebastian - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Novel oral anticoagulants are approved in several indications: rivaroxaban, apixaban, and dabigatran for the prevention of venous thromboembolism after elective hip or knee replacement surgery, and edoxaban for hip or knee replacement surgery and hip fracture surgery (in Japan only); rivaroxaban for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) ...
Sibilia Valeria - - 2013
Several studies support a serotonin role in the physiological control of bone mass. However, whether serotonin (5-HT) is involved in bone loss due to reduced mechanical stress or unloading is unknown. We investigated the effects of reduced 5-HT tone, induced by tryptophan-free diet, in movement-restraint osteopenia induced by housing mature ...
Wu Yiping - - 2013
This study reports a strategy that allows one to finely tune the distance between Ag nanoparticles decorated on thermoresponsive microgels to create vast 'hot spots' for electromagnetic enhancement. The dynamic gap (i.e. the interparticle distance) can be tuned easily because the microgel template undergoes a phase transition upon changing the ...
Faverani Leonardo Perez - - 2013
Procedures for the surgical correction of dentofacial deformities may produce important complications, whether due to the potential for vascular injury or to prolonged surgery, both of which may lead to severe blood loss. Fluid replacement with crystalloid, colloid, or even blood products may be required. The aim of this study ...
Zhao D H - - 2013
This study was carried out in 121 pigs to develop a population pharmacokinetic (PPK) model by oral (p.o.) administration of valnemulin at a single dose of 10 mg/kg. Serum biochemistry parameters of each pig were determined prior to drug administration. Three to five blood samples were collected at random time points, ...
Hasegawa Junichi - - 2013
Abstract Objectives: To clarify the capable of identifying risk factors for placental abruption (PA) during the antenatal and the peripartum period. Methods: Case-controlled study with matched pairs (1:5) was conducted. One hundred and twenty-three women with PA and 615 without that delivered singleton babies after 24 weeks of gestation were ...
Miceli C - - 2013
Stathmin is the founding member of a family of microtubule-destabilizing proteins that have a critical role in the regulation of mitosis. Stathmin is expressed at high levels in breast cancer and its overexpression is linked to disease progression. Although there is a large body of evidence to support a role ...
Fan Yong-Qiang - - 2013
Streptomyces sp. ATCC 39366 produces leptomycin derivatives. Leptomycin B, a potent and specific inhibitor against the export of nuclear proteins, is the main product; however, the introduction of DNA into this strain is almost impossible, which has impeded its further use. We developed a Streptomyces sp. ATCC 39366 transformation protocol ...
Kelly Kaitlyn J - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: Current National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines recommend neoadjuvant therapy for borderline resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma to increase the likelihood of achieving R0 resection. A consensus has not been reached on the degree of venous involvement that constitutes borderline resectability. This study compares the outcome of patients who underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy with ...
Chen Jie - - 2013
Large eddy simulation (LES) technique is employed to numerically investigate the airflow through an idealized human extra-thoracic airway under different breathing conditions, 10, 30, and 120 l/min. The computational results are compared with single and cross hot-wire measurements, and with time-averaged flow field computed by standard [Formula: see text] and ...
Bhatnagar Shorav - - 2013
The authors describe the case of a 44-year-old male with chronic liver disease in whom celiacomesenteric trunk (CMT) was incidentally detected on routine multidetector row computed tomography of abdomen. The CMT (measuring approximately in diameter 12.3 mm) divided into celiac trunk and superior mesenteric artery (SMA) (measuring approximately 7.5 and 7.2 mm, ...
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