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Sherkheli Muhammad Azhar - - 2013
TRPV3 ion channels mediate thermo-transduction, nociception, inflammation and dermatitis in mammals. TRPV1-4 proteins have been shown to have conserved cysteine-residues in the pore-forming regions. These residues participate in channel activation via S-nitrosylation of channel proteins. Camphor is a commonly used ligand for TRPV3 channels. Thus the knowledge about the potential ...
Li Xin - - 2013
To access efficacy of percutaneous microwave ablation (MWA) of liver metastases from nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). From March 2007 to June 2012, 18 consecutive patients with NPC and liver metastases (15 men and three women; average age, 45.7 y; age range, 31-61 y) received computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous MWA treatment. A ...
Panjwani Bella - - 2013
Palatal rugae have been suggested as a stable landmark and potential biometric guide for positioning anterior maxillary teeth. This study aimed to evaluate the use of palatal rugae as a biomarker by establishing mathematical correlations with anterior maxillary dental arch geometry and tooth positions. One hundred dental casts were obtained ...
Neu Madalynn - - 2013
: The purpose of this randomized, controlled trial was to determine if nurse-supported kangaroo holding of healthy preterm infants in the first 8 weeks of the infant's life facilitates early behavioral organization and development. : We randomized 87 infants born between 32 and 35 weeks gestation and their mothers to ...
Newey Christopher R - - 2013
Subtraction ictal single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) co-registered to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (SISCOM) is a useful modality to identify epileptogenic focus. Using this technique, several studies have generally considered the area of highest ictal hyperperfusion, as outlined by thresholding the difference images with a standard z score of ...
Rasool Rafia - - 2013
Wild and tissue culture raised regenerants of Artemisia amygdalina, a critically endangered and endemic plant of Kashmir and North West Frontier Provinces of Pakistan were screened for the amount of bioactive principles and in particular antimalarial compound artemesinin. Phytochemical screening of extracts revealed the presence of terpenes, alkaloids, phenolics, tannins ...
O'Hanlan Katherine A - - 2013
The vulva and vaginal interior are considered a contaminated surgical area, and current OR guidelines require surgeons who are gloved and gowned at the abdominal field to avoid contact with the urethral catheter, the uterine manipulator, and the introitus or to change their gloves and even regown if contact occurs. ...
Manchikanti Laxmaiah - - 2013
The increasing prevalence of chronic pain with its major societal impact and the escalating use of opioids in managing it, along with their misuse, abuse, associated fatalities and costs, are epidemics in modern medicine. Over the past two decades, multiple lessons have been learned addressing various issues of abuse. Multiple ...
Baseer Abdul - - 2013
Famotidine is generally employed for the treatment of gastric ulcer. The present study was conducted to fabricate famotidine tablets using various diluents. The binder was incorporated to the formulations in different proportions. Both the dry granulation and direct compression techniques were employed to develop the tablets. Physical evaluation of tablets ...
Cornelis Francois - - 2013
Technical feasibility of a computed tomography (CT)-guided transgluteal approach for salvage cryoablation of inoperable locally recurrent prostate cancer was evaluated retrospectively. Five procedures were performed under general anesthesia in five patients previously treated with radiation therapy. Median age was 64 years, and average pretreatment prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level was 2.77 ...
Ma Peijun - - 2013
Circadian clocks are found in a wide variety of organisms from cyanobacteria to mammals. Many believe that the circadian clock system evolved as an adaption to the daily cycles in light and temperature driven by the rotation of the earth. Studies on the cyanobacterium, Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942, have confirmed ...
Morrison Stephanie - - 2013
Pregnant women are generally excluded from studies that measure allostatic load (AL) because there is concern that the changing levels of AL-related biomarkers during pregnancy do not reflect a woman's true AL. The goal of this study was to determine whether AL can be measured in a meaningful way during ...
Tarakji Khaldoun G - - 2013
The indications for cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) have increased significantly over the last two decades. This has led to a surge in device implants in an expanding cohort of recipients who are in general older and who have more comorbidities. Implantation of CIED is carried out under sterile techniques ...
Medina Miguel - - 2013
Originally discovered because of its role in the regulation of glucose metabolism, GSK-3 is now widely recognized as a crucial player in many cellular functions. Control of GSK-3 activity occurs by complex mechanisms that are each dependent upon specific signaling pathways. Furthermore, GSK-3 dysfunction has been linked to a number ...
Kanwal Hafsah - - 2013
Neuroblastoma is a cancer of the sympathetic nervous system, accounting for upto 15% of childhood cancer mortality. It can occur in many areas but most of them begin in the abdomen in the adrenal gland and can spread to the bones and other areas. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroblastoma-cite_note-pmid19383347-3. Unfortunately, like other cancers, its ...
Yeung Susanna S S - - 2013
This study investigated the effects of a 12-week language-enriched phonological awareness instruction on 76 Hong Kong young children who were learning English as a second language. The children were assigned randomly to receive the instruction on phonological awareness skills embedded in vocabulary learning activities or comparison instruction which consisted of ...
Yamazaki Seiya - - 2013
Purpose: To compare the complication rate of natural teeth adjacent to implant supported dentures (IFDs) with that of teeth serving as abutments for fixed partial dentures (FPDs). The second goal was to assess the risk factors for complications in teeth adjacent to bounded edentulous spaces. Materials and Methods: The study ...
Lee Anthony M D - - 2013
ABSTRACT. For the first time, the use of fiber-optic color Doppler optical coherence tomography (CDOCT) to map in vivo the three-dimensional (3-D) vascular network of airway segments in human lungs is demonstrated. Visualizing the 3-D vascular network in the lungs may provide new opportunities for detecting and monitoring lung diseases ...
Thurston Rebecca C - - 2013
The public health burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is high both in terms of economic and social costs. Key modifiable factors identified for CVD prevention include health behaviors and health risk factors (e.g., cholesterol, blood pressure). However, a substantial body of research has also identified stress, anxiety, and depression as ...
Lancaster Sarah - - 2013
Combined talus and calcaneum fractures are rare in themselves. We report the case of an unusual fracture pattern of the talus and calcaneum in an otherwise, healthy 17-year-old male. Plain radiographic images of the foot revealed a fracture through the neck of the talus. Additional computed tomography imaging showed the ...
Abdualkader Abdualrahman Mohammed - - 2013
The medicinal Malaysian leeches have been used in traditional medicine to treat many different ailments. In this study, leech saliva extract (LSE) was collected from the medicinal Malaysian leech Hirudinaria manillensis. Gel electrophoresis of LSE was carried out to estimate the peptide and protein molecular weights of its content. Results ...
Ayesha - - - 2013
Gemmomodification is a form of herbal medicine in which young freshly growing buds of plants are used. At germinating stage, plants metabolic activities are maximum and various nutrients, hormones enzymes and bioactive phytoconstituents are released and available at this stage. Plants may be promising source of natural antioxidants at growing ...
Oswalt Krista L - - 2013
PURPOSE:: To examine the efficacy of COPE on maternal and child anxiety associated with younger mothers of premature infants. The COPE program provides instruction and practice in parenting behaviors specific to the NICU, in combination with information that reduces ambiguity about their infant's appearance and behaviors. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS:: ...
Garchar Dave - - 2013
Lisfranc joint dislocation secondary to Charcot arthropathy is a debilitating condition that often leads to ulceration and infection. After conservative treatment, such as bracing and appropriate shoe wear fail, the only option might be amputation. However, we have seen good clinical outcomes from applying a plate to the plantar (tension) ...
Mirza Beenish - - 2013
Being rich in polyphenolic compounds such as flavonoids, green tea is suggested to be a potential candidate for the treatment of obesity, stress, depression, Parkinson's and other disorders. Since serotonin has an important role in the pathophysiology of these disorders, present study was designed to monitor the effects of green ...
Bu Guanhao - - 2013
Milk processing technologies for the control of cow's milk protein allergens are reviewed in this paper. Cow's milk is a high nutritious food; however, it is also one of the most common food allergens. The major allergens from cow's milk have been found to be β-lactoglobulin, α-lactalbumin and caseins. Strategies ...
Ahmed Atique U - - 2013
Glioblastoma multiforme is one of the most aggressive brain tumors in adults. Despite the use of the best available multimodal therapeutic approaches, the prognosis remains dismal. The identification of glioma stem cells (GSCs) has offered new hope to affected patients, since it could explain, in part, the highly heterogeneous nature ...
Stone Gregg W GW Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy, Columbia University Medical Center, NY, USA. - - 2013
Gregg Stone is Professor of Medicine at Columbia University, Director of Cardiovascular Research and Education at the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapies at Columbia University Medical Center, and Co-Director of Medical Education and Research at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation in New York (NY, USA). He has served as the principle ...
Kang Sung Han SH Childhood Asthma Atopy Center, Department of Pediatrics, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2013
Recent studies have identified an increase in the prevalence of asthma associated with paracetamol use. To identify the relationship among asthma, biomarkers, genes, and paracetamol use in preschool children. We undertook a population-based, cross-sectional survey of 933 preschool children. Asthma status was classified according to medical history and asthmatic symptoms. ...
Zhong Li L Gene Therapy Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605, - - 2013
Recombinant adeno-associated viruses (rAAVs) have been tested in humans and other large mammals without adverse events. However, one study of mucopolysaccharidosis VII correction in mice showed repeated integration of rAAV in cells from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in the Dlk1-Dio3 locus, suggesting possible insertional mutagenesis. In contrast, another study found no ...
Salmoirago-Blotcher Elena E Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA. - - 2013
Spirituality has been associated with better cardiac autonomic balance, but its association with cardiovascular risk is not well studied. We examined whether more frequent private spiritual activity was associated with reduced cardiovascular risk in postmenopausal women enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study. Frequency of private spiritual activity (prayer, ...
Heidbuchel Hein H Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. - - 2013
New oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are an alternative for vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) to prevent stroke in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). Both physicians and patients will have to learn how to use these drugs effectively and safely in clinical practice. Many unresolved questions on how to optimally use these ...
Castilla-Fernandez Y Y Neonatology Department, Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, Spain. - - 2013
We report the case of a newborn with alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of pulmonary veins (ACD/MPV), a rare condition of unknown etiology presenting in the neonatal period with significant persistent pulmonary hypertension. The diagnosis was made by lung biopsy and confirmed at autopsy. Specific genetic analysis demonstrated defects in ...
Mattsson Niklas N Clinical Neurochemistry Laboratory, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry, the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Mölndal, Sweden. - - 2013
The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers amyloid beta 1-42, total tau, and phosphorylated tau are used increasingly for Alzheimer's disease (AD) research and patient management. However, there are large variations in biomarker measurements among and within laboratories. Data from the first nine rounds of the Alzheimer's Association quality control program was ...
Hara Takafumi - - 2013
The free fatty acid receptor (FFAR) is a G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) activated by free fatty acids (FFAs), which play important roles not only as essential nutritional components but also as signaling molecules in numerous physiological processes. In the last decade, FFARs have been identified by the GPCR deorphanization strategy ...
McClure Emily - - 2013
The clinical learning environment has been identified as being central to nursing education. The clinical learning environment provides undergraduate nursing students with the opportunity to combine cognitive knowledge with the development of psychomotor and affective nursing skills. The preceptor role in undergraduate nursing education is complex and multifaceted. Undergraduate nursing ...
Song Lintao - - 2013
Using fusion tags, expression of recombinant human fibroblast growth factor 18 (rhFGF18) in mammalian cells and Escherichia coli has been extensively used for fundamental research and clinical applications, including chondrogenesis and osteogenesis, hair growth, and neuroprotection. However, high-level rhFGF18 expression is difficult and the products are often not homogeneous. Furthermore, ...
Morse Michael A - - 2013
First-generation, E1-deleted adenovirus subtype 5 (Ad5)-based vectors, although promising platforms for use as cancer vaccines, are impeded in activity by naturally occurring or induced Ad-specific neutralizing antibodies. Ad5-based vectors with deletions of the E1 and the E2b regions (Ad5 [E1-, E2b-]), the latter encoding the DNA polymerase and the pre-terminal ...
Harnet J C - - 2013
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the transversal relationships between two cephalometric landmarks and lines on the face using ovale, rotundum, greater palatine and infra-orbital foramina as references. METHOD: Thirty-four children dry skulls, 19 males and 15 females aged 0-6 years, were examined by computed tomography scanning by ...
Bernard Jessica A - - 2013
The cerebellum has been implicated in both sensorimotor and cognitive function, but is known to undergo volumetric declines with advanced age. Individual differences in regional cerebellar volume may therefore provide insight into performance variability across the lifespan, as has been shown with other brain structures and behaviors. Here, we investigated ...
Zhang Jinping - - 2013
The empirical mode decomposition method is applied to analyze fluctuating periods and local features of the annual drought index and the drought index in the irrigation and non-irrigation periods from 1956 to 2010 in the Yinchuan irrigation district. In order to understand the uncertainty between these variables, the set pair ...
Sami Arshawn - - 2013
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a grade IV astrocytoma with a median survival of 12 months despite current multi-modal treatment options. GBM is distinguished clinicopathologically into primary and secondary subtypes. Mutations of phosphatase and tensin homolog, and subsequent upregulation of the downstream protein kinase B/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling pathway, are ...
Desroches Andrea - - 2013
Although activity involvement has been linked to positive youth development, the value that adolescents place on these activities (i.e., how much they enjoy the activities, find them important, and spend time on them) has received less attention. The purpose of the present study was to examine the bidirectional longitudinal association ...
Abou Samra Haifa - - 2013
No instrument exists that measures student perceptions of the faculty role. Such a measure is necessary to evaluate the efficacy of interventions aimed at attracting students to the faculty career path. We developed the Nurse Educator Scale (NES). The initial scale items were generated using the social cognitive career theory ...
Hickman Ruth J - - 2013
Little is known about the association of depression subtypes with inflammatory markers predictive of coronary artery disease. In a sample of younger adults representative of the U.S. population, we examined differences in serum C-reactive protein (CRP) among individuals with atypical major depressive disorder (MDD; n = 16), nonatypical MDD (n = 93), and no ...
Koeda Sota - - 2013
Plants in tropical regions experience temperature fluctuation only in non-extreme ambient temperatures. Thus, moderate changes in temperatures, which they never experience in their local environments, might be sufficient to manifest the locally hidden phenotype caused by natural mutation. To validate this hypothesis, temperature-treating experiments were performed on Capsicum accessions collected ...
Israel C W - - 2013
The implantation of a left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder has evolved into an established non-pharmacological alternative to oral anticoagulation (OAC) in the prevention of cardioembolic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. While 2 randomized trials investigated the LAA occluder as an alternative treatment in patients who can also undergo OAC, ...
Lorenz Katrin - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The main objectives of this analysis were to assess the treatment costs and to identify major cost drivers and factors predicting direct costs in German patients with ocular hypertension (OHT) or primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). METHODS: This non-interventional cross-sectional study was conducted in two university hospitals and 13 ophthalmology ...
Dehal Ahmed - - 2013
To examine the effect of comorbidity on risk of postoperative complications, prolonged hospitalization (defined as above median length of stay), non-routine disposition, and in-patient death among women with breast cancer after surgery. Nationwide in-patient sample is a nationwide clinical and administrative database. Discharges of patients aged 40 years and older who ...
Schettino L F - - 2013
While the process of hand preshaping during grasping has been studied for over a decade, there is relatively little information regarding the organization of digit contact timing (DCT). This dearth of information may be due to the assumption that DCT while grasping exhibits few regularities or to the difficulty in ...
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