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Markeson Daniel Benjamin - - 2013
: Zone 1 flexor digitorum profundus injury often precludes the use of a simple core suture as a result of a distal remnant that is too short. The aim of this study was to assess the senior author's (S.I.) simple technique for reinsertion of the flexor digitorum profundus tendon. : ...
Swanson Eric - - 2013
: Our understanding of breast shape and size changes after surgery is limited by a lack of measurement studies that evaluate and compare changes in breast dimensions after cosmetic breast procedures. This study was undertaken to remedy this deficiency. : Women undergoing primary vertical mastopexy, augmentation/mastopexy, and reduction were evaluated ...
Fontanil Yolanda - - 2013
Background: The most commonly used instruments for assessing adult attachment have shown differing combinations of items and divergences in the resulting sub-scales. Method: This study presents the Scale of Preferences and Expectations in Close Interpersonal Relationships ( Escala de Preferencias y Expectativas en las Relaciones Interpersonales Cercanas, EPERIC), made up ...
Cai Fan - - 2013
Fibroblast activation protein (FAP) is a specific serine protease expressed in tumor stroma proven to be a stimulatory factor in the progression of some cancers. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of FAP knockdown on tumor growth and the tumor microenvironment. Mice bearing 4T1 subcutaneous tumors ...
Kisiday John D - - 2013
Objective-To compare the mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) yield and chondrogenic and osteogenic differentiation from 5- and 50-mL bone marrow aspirates from horses. Animals-Six 2- to 5-year-old mixed-breed horses. Procedures-2 sequential 5-mL aspirates were drawn from 1 ilium or sternebra. A single 50-mL aspirate was drawn from the contralateral ilium, and ...
Pomahac Bohdan - - 2013
: Facial allotransplantation is a revolutionary operation that has at last introduced the possibility of nearly normal facial restoration to patients afflicted by the most severe cases of facial disfigurement. : The facial transplantation team at Brigham and Women's Hospital evaluated more than 20 patients as potential face transplant recipients; ...
Packer Claire - - 2013
Regenerative medicine techniques to restore cardiac and vascular function are being increasingly investigated as management options for cardiovascular disease. The authors set out to identify emerging regenerative techniques in cardiovascular disease and investigate their stage of development. The relevant networks in the field in the UK were contacted and online ...
Kryvenko Oleksandr N - - 2013
Context.-Prostate cancer (PC) with lymph node metastases (LN(+)) is relatively rare, whereas it is relatively common in disease with a Gleason score (GS) 8 to 10 and virtually never seen in PC with GS 6 or less. It is most variable in GS 7 PC. Objective.-To determine clinicopathologic features associated ...
Hong Tingting - - 2013
Serum C-reactive protein (CRP), a sensitive marker of systemic inflammation, has been reported to be associated with the risk of a number of cancers including breast cancer. However, the results are inconsistent. To investigate the association between serum CRP levels and early breast cancer, we conducted a hospital-based case-control study ...
Brendgen Mara - - 2013
The study examined whether reciprocal friendship quantity or quality can mitigate genetic vulnerability for depression symptoms in children. The sample comprised 168 monozygotic twin pairs and 126 same-sex dizygotic twin pairs assessed in Grade 4 (mean age = 10.04 years). Friendship participation was measured via reciprocal nominations of close friendships ...
Degasperi Elisabetta - - 2013
Chronic HBV and HCV are progressive diseases leading to cirrhosis and liver transplantation. Persistent viral eradication or suppression can positively affect the natural course of the infection, by preventing disease progression. Since its introduction more than 30 years ago, IFN-α has represented the foundation of HBV and, lately, anti-HCV treatment. Pegylation ...
Fonseca-Pedrero Eduardo - - 2013
Background: The prevalence and expression of Cluster A personality disorders in adolescence is poorly analyzed and understood. The main goal was to analyze the rate of Cluster A traits and maladaptive personality patterns in adolescents. In addition, the underlying dimensional structure and the possible influence of sex and age in ...
Muraki Shigeyuki - - 2013
A longitudinal analysis using a population-based cohort study known as Research on Osteoarthritis/osteoporosis Against Disability (ROAD) clarified the associations of physical performance and bone and joint diseases with falls. A total of 452 men and 896 women were analyzed in the present study (mean age, 63.9 years) . A questionnaire ...
Choe Daniel Ewon - - 2013
Emotional distress experienced by mothers increases young children's risk of externalizing problems through suboptimal parenting and child self-regulation. An integrative structural equation model tested hypotheses that mothers' parenting (i.e., low levels of inductive discipline and maternal warmth) would mediate adverse effects of early maternal distress on child effortful control, which ...
Manzano-García Guadalupe - - 2013
Background: The literature regarding entrepreneurship suggests that the resilience of entrepreneurs may help to explain entrepreneurial success, but there is no resilience measure widely accepted by researchers. This study analyzes the psychometric properties of the Connor and Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC) in a sample of Spanish entrepreneurs. Method: A telephone ...
Yoon Ji Yoon - - 2013
Adenomyoepithelioma of the breast is an uncommon tumor characterized by dual differentiation into luminal cells and myoepithelial cells. A spectrum of histologic patterns is observed among these tumors and even in different areas of individual tumors. These lesions can be diagnostically challenging, especially when a core needle biopsy is performed, ...
Bókay János - - 2013
Elevated maternal phenylalanine levels during pregnancy are teratogenic, and may result in embryo-foetopathy, which could lead to stillbirth, significant psychomotor handicaps and birth defects. This foetal damage is known as maternal phenylketonuria. Women at the childbearing age with all forms of phenylketonuria, including mild variants such as hyperphenylalaninaemia, should receive ...
Vardanian Andrew J - - 2013
: Social media platforms have revolutionized the way human beings communicate, yet there is little evidence describing how the plastic surgery community has adopted social media. In this article, the authors evaluate current trends in social media use by practicing plastic surgeons. : An anonymous survey on the use of ...
Jimenez-Caballero P E - - 2013
INTRODUCTION. Certain modifiable cerebrovascular risk factors, such as arterial hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidaemia and atrial fibrillation, must be recognised and controlled if a decrease in the appearance of cerebrovascular diseases is to be achieved. On some occasions the presenting symptom of these risk factors may be a stroke. PATIENTS AND ...
Préda István - - 2013
If New York Heart Association Class II-IV heart failure is present, and ejection fraction ≤35%, electrocardiographic QRS width ≥ 120 ms in the presence of left bundle branch block, cardiac resynchronization therapy is indicated. Reevaluation of the data of cardiac resynchronization trials and electrophysiologic findings in left bundle branch block ...
Kotsis Sandra V - - 2013
: The traditional method of teaching in surgery is known as "see one, do one, teach one." However, many have argued that this method is no longer applicable, mainly because of concerns for patient safety. The purpose of this article is to show that the basis of the traditional teaching ...
Saldana-Cruz A M - - 2013
INTRODUCTION. Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are used for the seizures control in patients with epilepsy, however 20-30% of epileptic patients are drug resistant. Several factors contributing to the variability of the AEDs response, and this variability can be partially attributed to the presence of sequence variations (polymorphisms) in genes encoding enzymes ...
Anguiano-Carrasco Cristina - - 2013
Background: Several studies have been conducted to better understand what happens with personality scores when faking occurs, but very few use socially undesirable trait measures such as aggression. The aim of the present research is twofold: (a) we aim to apply a General Factorial-Analytic procedure to aggression scales and determine ...
Blong April E - - 2013
Objective-To investigate the in vitro effects of 3 hydroxyethyl starch (HES) solutions on viscoelastic coagulation testing and platelet function in horses. Sample-Blood samples collected from 7 healthy adult horses. Procedures-Blood samples were diluted with various crystalloid and HES solutions to approximate the dilution of blood in vivo that occurs with ...
Bhaduri Saumya - - 2013
Abstract Yersinia pestis can cause oropharyngeal plague as a result of consumption or handling of meat from infected animals. Thus, food naturally or intentionally contaminated can have a role in the dissemination of oropharyngeal plague. The growth of a conditionally virulent pYV-bearing rifampicin-resistant Y. pestis KIM5 (rif-Y. pestis KIM5) in ...
Krishnan Naveen M - - 2013
: The use of acellular dermal matrix has allowed for single-stage immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy at a significantly decreased cost compared with two-stage expander/implant reconstruction. The use of a pedicled autologous dermal flap in the same fashion as acellular dermal matrix in women with larger, ptotic breasts has also ...
Zanghi Brian M - - 2013
Objective-To compare quantitative magnetic resonance (QMR), dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA), and deuterium oxide (D2O) methods for measurement of total body water (TBW), lean body mass (LBM), and fat mass (FM) in healthy dogs and to assess QMR accuracy. Animals-58 Beagles (9 months to 11.5 years old). Procedures-QMR scans were performed ...
Casciano Julian P - - 2013
Atrial fibrillation (AF) imposes a substantial clinical and ‚Ä®economic burden on the U.S. health care system. Despite national guidelines that recommend oral anticoagulation for stroke prevention, the literature consistently reports its underuse in AF patients with moderate to high stroke risk.  To assess the economic burden of underuse and nonadherence ...
Mallon Peter - - 2013
: The role of nipple-sparing mastectomy for breast cancer is controversial, as there is concern regarding its oncologic safety and complication rate. The authors reviewed the literature to quantify the incidence of occult nipple malignancy in breast cancer, identify the factors influencing occult nipple malignancy, quantify locoregional recurrence rates, and ...
Carlson Eric R - - 2013
Objective-To compare the effects of autologous equine serum (AES) and autologous conditioned serum (ACS) on equine articular chondrocyte metabolism when stimulated with recombinant human (rh) interleukin (IL)-1β. Sample-Articular cartilage and nonconditioned and conditioned serum from 6 young adult horses. Procedures-Cartilage samples were digested, and chondrocytes were isolated and formed into ...
Morpurgo Emilio - - 2013
Abstract Introduction: Extracorporeal ileocolic anastomosis in laparoscopic right hemicolectomy for cancer has a significant risk of complications. The aim of this study is to evaluate the operative and postoperative results of hybrid right hemicolectomy with intracorporeal robotic-assisted anastomosis for adenocarcinoma of the ascending colon compared with the standard extracorporeal anastomosis ...
Rosario Pedro Weslley - - 2013
Background: By consensus, a thyrotropin (TSH) level persistently >10 mIU/L is an indication for the treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH). Controversy exists regarding patients whose TSH level is elevated but <10 mIU/L. Recently, the American Thyroid Association (ATA) and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) published their position about factors that ...
Zhang Yi Xin - - 2013
BACKGROUND:: Concerns and criticism have been reported on the feasibility and vascular reliability of the thoracoacromial artery perforator flap because of the inconsistent size of the pectoral branch of the thoracoacromial artery and its cutaneous perforators. The authors have investigated its vascular basis through a cadaver dissection and described their ...
Kozaki Koichi - - 2013
Fall deteriorates QOL and ADL of elderly people, especially when they suffer from hip and vertebral fractures. It is not easy to identify the cause of falling, because falling usually result from multiple factors. Among various potential causes, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, medication of hypnotic drugs, and environmental factors are important, because ...
Gunsar Fulya - - 2013
Hepatitis delta virus (HDV) is a defective RNA virus that depends on hepatitis B virus (HBV) for its lifecycle. Treatment of chronic HDV infection is difficult as it does not have an enzymatic function as a target, such as polymerases and proteases of HBV and hepatitis C virus. Recently, it has ...
de Oliveira Riza Rute - - 2013
: Mastectomy negatively affects scapulothoracic and glenohumeral kinematics. Breast reconstructive methods such as the latissimus dorsi flap can result in anatomical modifications that may in theory further affect the shoulder apparatus. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction on the recovery of ...
Rodríguez-Fernández Arantzazu - - 2013
Background: The aim of this study is to analyze the four-factor structure (advertising, information, family environment and friendship setting) of the Cuestionario de Influjos Socioculturales sobre el Autoconcepto F&iacute;sico (CIAF) [Sociocultural Influences on Physical Self-concept Questionnaire] and its invariance in relation to sex, age and physical activity. Method: Participants were ...
Keating Stephanie C J - - 2013
Objective-To evaluate the cardiopulmonary effects of IV fentanyl administration in dogs during isoflurane anesthesia and during anesthetic recovery with or without dexmedetomidine or acepromazine. Animals-7 sexually intact male purpose-bred hound-type dogs aged 11 to 12 months. Procedures-Dogs received a loading dose of fentanyl (5 μg/kg, IV) followed by an IV ...
Zumla Alimuddin - - 2013
Despite the introduction 40 years ago of the inexpensive and effective four-drug (isoniazid, rifampicin, pyrazinamide and ethambutol) treatment regimen, tuberculosis (TB) continues to cause considerable morbidity and mortality worldwide. For the first time since the 1960s, new and novel drugs and regimens for all forms of TB are emerging. Such ...
Grellet Aurélien - - 2013
Objective-To evaluate fecal calprotectin concentrations in healthy dogs and dogs with chronic diarrhea, to identify cutoff values for fecal calprotectin concentrations for use in differentiating dogs with chronic diarrhea and a canine chronic enteropathy clinical activity index (CCECAI) < 12 from dogs with chronic diarrhea and a CCECAI ≥ 12, ...
Son Hosun - - 2013
Abstract An epidemiological survey on human norovirus (NoV)-associated gastroenteritis was conducted to clarify the prevalence of NoV infections in children and adults in Korea. Recombinant capsid proteins from three major NoV genotypes (GI-4, GII-3, and GII-4) were expressed using a baculovirus expression system, and the morphology and antigenicity of self-assembled ...
Scuderi Maria Grazia - - 2013
Abstract We report a case of a 7-year-old boy with a voluminous 8.5-cm "cobra-head" calculus in a duplex system ureterocele causing flank pain, hematuria, and infection. Combined cysto-ureteroscopy and percutaneous cystolithotomy enables dependent ureterocele incision along its inferolateral border and efficient stone clearance in a single minimally invasive procedure. Protracted ...
Butterfield Jennifer L - - 2013
: A 2010 nationwide survey of plastic and reconstructive surgeons indicated that approximately 83 percent performed predominantly implant-based breast reconstruction, with acellular dermal matrix used by approximately half of those practitioners. Although the medical literature documents well over 2000 cases of breast reconstruction with matrices, relatively few cases using other ...
Findeisen Hannes M - - 2013
Epigenetics involve heritable and acquired changes in gene transcription that occur independently of the DNA sequence. Epigenetic mechanisms constitute a hierarchic upper-level of transcriptional control through complex modifications of chromosomal components and nuclear structures. These modifications include, for example, DNA methylation or post-translational modifications of core histones; they are mediated ...
Brady Robert B - - 2013
Objective-To assess differences in sagittal plane joint kinematics and ground reaction forces between lean and obese adult dogs of similar sizes at 2 trotting velocities. Animals-16 adult dogs. Procedures-Dogs with body condition score (BCS) of 8 or 9 (obese dogs; n = 8) and dogs with BCS of 4 or ...
Kim Jun Ki - - 2013
ABSTRACT. Miniature endoscopic probes offer a solution for deep brain imaging by overcoming the limited depth of intravital microscopy. We describe a small-diameter (350 μm) graded-index optical probe with a side-view design for in vivo cellular imaging of the mammalian brain. The side-view probe provides a unique view of the vertical ...
Monroe C Douglas - - 2013
The specialty pharmaceuticals market is expanding more rapidly than the traditional pharmaceuticals market. Specialty pharmacy operations have evolved to deliver selected medications and associated clinical services. The growing role of specialty drugs requires new approaches to managing the use of these drugs. The focus, expectations, and emphasis in specialty drug ...
Kikuchi Osamu - - 2013
Endoscopy is essential for the diagnosis and treatment of cancers derived from the gastrointestinal tract. However, a conventional white-light image has technical limitations in detecting small or superficial lesions. Narrow-band imaging, especially with magnification, allows visualization of microstructure patterns and microvascular patterns on the mucosal surface. These technical breakthroughs enable ...
Chim Harvey - - 2013
: The aim of this study was to compare the incidence of neuroma formation and neuropathic pain following different techniques of nerve ablation in a rat sural nerve model. : Rat sural nerve was subjected to four different techniques of ablation with standardized creation of a 1-cm gap (n = ...
Ning Guangzhi - - 2013
Aim: We aim to explore the repair mechanism after the transplantation of CD34(+) human umbilical cord blood cells (HUCBCs) in traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) in rats. Materials & methods: Wistar rats with SCI were randomly divided into three groups: DMEM injection (group A); CD34(+) HUCBC transplantation on the first ...
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