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Vago Paola - - 2013
Soccer is among the most played and most popular sports in the world. The average incidence of injuries per game is 2.7 and that an adult soccer player has at least one injury per year (Roi G.S., Della Villa S., 2011). Findings from recent studies suggest that psychological factors such ...
Scheer Bernd Volker - - 2013
Ultramarathon races have gained popularity in recent years and test the limits of human endurance. Runners often take analgesic medication during endurance foot races which may lead to gastrointestinal complications, altered renal function, and is associated with the development of hyponatremia and rhabdomyolysis. We conducted a prospective survey study to ...
Boca Ioan-Cosmin - - 2013
Rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is a significant process which may decisively influence patient capacity to return to usual activity levels. Physiotherapy has a favourable influence on improving stability in the ACL deficient knee by using physical exercise and manual contact, the most affordable methods that can be used ...
Pan Y Albert YA Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA. - - 2013
Advances in imaging and cell-labeling techniques have greatly enhanced our understanding of developmental and neurobiological processes. Among vertebrates, zebrafish is uniquely suited for in vivo imaging owing to its small size and optical translucency. However, distinguishing and following cells over extended time periods remains difficult. Previous studies have demonstrated that ...
Sousa Nelson - - 2013
Risk factors of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) tend to aggregate with aging. Several studies showed the effectiveness of exercise on physical fitness and cardiovascular health; however, research on the long-term effects of different modes of exercise in subjects at risk is still lacking. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to ...
Abbasalipour Masoud - - 2013
The aim of study was to investigate the influence of correct nutrition, creatine and glutamine supplements on anaerobic power, capacity of upper and lower limbs of the elite wrestlers of Mazandaran province, Iran. The samples for this study consisted of 18-27 years old elite wrestlers. The voluntaries were divided into ...
He Jibin J Department of Plant Biology and Crop Science, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 2JQ, United - - 2013
The starchy endosperm is the major storage tissue in the mature wheat grain and exhibits quantitative and qualitative gradients in composition, with the outermost cell layers being rich in protein, mainly gliadins, and the inner cells being low in protein but enriched in high-molecular-weight (HMW) subunits of glutenin. We have ...
Shu Cindy - - 2013
Composite agarose (1.2 %) polyacrylamide (0.6 %) gel electrophoresis was used to separate discrete populations of native aggrecan and perlecan in newborn to 10 year old ovine intervertebral discs (IVDs). Semi-dry immunoblotting using core-protein and glycosaminoglycan (GAG) side chain specific monoclonal antibodies in combination with chondroitin ABC lyase demonstrated intra-chain native 7-D-4 chondroitin ...
Lammers Karin - - 2013
Despite extensive research aimed at clarifying (failing) pelvic organ support, the complete aetiology of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is still not fully understood. During vaginal delivery, the pelvic floor can be irreversibly traumatised, resulting in pubovisceral muscle avulsions. The aetiology of these avulsions is discussed in this pictorial overview. Normal ...
Ogbonna Kelechi C - - 2013
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common cardiac arrhythmias seen in clinical practice. Stroke risk in patients diagnosed with AF increases from 1.5% in the fifth decade of life to 23.5% in patients older than 80, emphasizing the need for effective and appropriate therapies. Over the past 50 ...
Lameris A L L - - 2013
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are potent blockers of gastric acid secretion, used by millions of patients suffering from gastric acid-related complaints. Although PPIs have an excellent safety profile, an increasing number of case reports describe patients with severe hypomagnesemia due to long-term PPI use. As there is no evidence of ...
Liang Haixing - - 2013
For polar/nonpolar heterostructures, Maxwell's theory dictates that the electric potential in the polar components will increase divergently with the film thickness. For LaAlO3/SrTiO3, a conceptually intriguing route, termed charge reconstruction, has been proposed to avert such "polar catastrophe". The existence of a polar potential in LaAlO3 is a prerequisite for ...
Ditsawanon Panida - - 2013
Structural and functional peritoneal membrane changes are associated with long-term peritoneal dialysis. These changes can lead to ultrafiltration failure and peritoneal fibrosis, reducing the efficacy of the peritoneal membrane to remove waste and balance fluid and electrolytes. The loss of mesothelial cells from the basement membrane is one of the ...
Naghmouchi Karim - - 2013
The ability of Paenibacillus polymyxa to inhibit the growth of Escherichia coli generic ATCC 25922 (Escherichia coli ATCC 25922) and to adhere to monolayers of the enterocyte-like human cell line Caco-2 was evaluated. P. polymyxa JB-0501 (P. polymyxa JB-0501), found in a livestock feed probiotic supplement, was compared to P. ...
Park Sook Kyung - - 2013
Neurons in the main olfactory bulb relay peripheral odorant signals to the anterior piriform cortex (aPir), whereas neurons of the accessory olfactory bulb relay pheromone signals to the medial amygdala (MeA), suggesting that they belong to two functionally distinct systems. To help understand how odorant and pheromone signals are further ...
Wood Greg - - 2013
The present study extended recent research revealing that illusions can influence performance in golf putting (Witt, Linkenauger, & Proffitt Psychological Science, 23, 397-399, 2012), by exploring the potential mediating roles of attention and action planning. Glover and Dixon's (Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance, 27, 560-572, 2001) planning-control ...
Meerson A - - 2013
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short endogenous RNAs that regulate multiple biological processes including adipogenesis and fat metabolism. We sought to identify miRNAs that correlate with BMI and to elucidate their upstream regulation and downstream targets. METHODS: Microarray-based expression profiling of 233 miRNAs was performed on subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue biopsies ...
Contreras Heidy L - - 2013
The foraging decisions of flower-visiting animals are contingent upon the need of an individual to meet both energetic and osmotic demands. Insects can alter their food preferences to prioritize one need over the other, depending on environmental conditions. In this study, preferences in nectar sugar concentrations (0, 12, 24 %) were ...
Qiu Z - - 2013
Intermittent treatment with high-dose parathyroid hormone (PTH) enhances the quantity and quality of the fusion callus and reduces healing time of posterolateral spinal fusion with autologous iliac bone grafts in ovariectomized osteoporotic female Sprague-Dawley rats. Intermittent PTH (1-34) could be an appropriate adjunctive therapy for osteoporotic patients undergoing posterolateral intertransverse ...
Fang Jing - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) carrier status has a critical impact on clinical management of patients with IgA nephropathy (IgAN) who are treated with corticosteroids, because corticosteroids may enhance HBV replication. This study compared corticosteroids and antivirals combined therapy with corticosteroids monotherapy on patients of IgAN who were also ...
Ma Bin - - 2013
An integrated view of bacterial and archaeal diversity in saline soil habitats is essential for understanding the biological and ecological processes and exploiting potential of microbial resources from such environments. This study examined the collective bacterial and archaeal diversity in saline soils using a meta-analysis approach. All available 16S rDNA ...
Trapp Oliver - - 2013
The investigation of the molecular dynamics of stereoisomers is of fundamental interest in chemistry, biochemistry, medicine, and related areas. In recent years enantioselective dynamic chromatography and enantioselective dynamic capillary electrophoresis (DCE) have been established as versatile tools to investigate the kinetics of interconversions of stereoisomers. The term dynamic chromatography and ...
Gouk Shiou Wah - - 2013
The present study aimed to determine the effect of positional distribution of long-chain SFA in TAG, especially at the sn-1, 3 positions, on fat deposition using the C57BL/6 mouse model. Throughout the 15 weeks of the study, mice were fed with diets fortified with palm olein (POo), chemically interesterified POo ...
Yanykin D V - - 2013
It has been shown that removal of manganese from the water-oxidizing complex (WOC) of photosystem II (PSII) leads to flash-induced oxygen consumption (FIOC) which is activated by low concentration of Mn(2+) (Yanykin et al., Biochim Biophys Acta 1797:516-523, 2010). In the present work, we examined the effect of transition and ...
Souza A M C - - 2013
Recent experimental advances have measured individual coin components in discrete time quantum walks, which have not received the due attention in most theoretical studies on the theme. Here is presented a detailed investigation of the properties of M, the difference between square modulus of coin states of discrete quantum walks ...
Fomin Yu D - - 2013
We report a molecular dynamics study of the transport coefficients and the infinite frequency shear modulus of liquid iron at high temperatures and high pressures. We observe a simultaneous rise of both the shear viscosity and the diffusion coefficient along the melting line and estimate whether liquid iron can vitrify ...
Hudson Melissa M MM Division of Cancer Survivorship, Department of Oncology, St Jude Children's Research Hospital and the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, TN 38105, USA. - - 2013
Adult survivors of childhood cancer are known to be at risk for treatment-related adverse health outcomes. A large population of survivors has not been evaluated using a comprehensive systematic clinical assessment to determine the prevalence of chronic health conditions. To determine the prevalence of adverse health outcomes and the proportion ...
Cheng Qiluan - - 2013
Invisibility devices have attracted considerable attentions in the last decade. In addition to invisibility cloaks, unidirectional invisibility systems such as carpet-like cloaks and parity-time symmetric structures are also inspiring some specific researching interests due to their relatively simplifying design. However, unidirectional invisibility systems worked generally in just one certain illumination ...
Mathieu K B KB Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, - - 2013
We investigated the possibility of reducing radiation dose to the breast tissue of pediatric females by using multiple tube voltages within a single CT examination. The peak kilovoltage (kVp) was adjusted when the x-ray beam was directly exposing the representative breast tissue of a 5-year-old, 10-year-old, and an adult female ...
Schieda Nicola - - 2013
Ferumoxytol is a safe and effective parenteral therapy used for the treatment of iron deficiency anaemia that has recently been approved for use in North America and in Europe. Ferumoxytol consists of a superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) core, which causes T1, T2 and T2* shortening effects, and a carbohydrate shell, ...
Chan Matthew H T - - 2013
This paper uses a reaction-diffusion approach to examine the dynamics in the spread of a Wolbachia infection within a population of mosquitoes in a homogeneous environment. The formulated model builds upon an earlier model by Skalski and Gilliam (Am. Nat. 161(3):441-458, 2003), which incorporates a slow and fast dispersal mode. ...
Stoffels Josephine M J JM Department of Cell Biology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Antonius Deusinglaan 1, 9713 AV, Groningen, The - - 2013
Tissue injury initiates extracellular matrix molecule expression, including fibronectin production by local cells and fibronectin leakage from plasma. To benefit tissue regeneration, fibronectin promotes opsonization of tissue debris, migration, proliferation, and contraction of cells involved in the healing process, as well as angiogenesis. When regeneration proceeds, the fibronectin matrix is ...
Cnattingius Sven S Clinical Epidemiology Unit, T2, Department of Medicine Solna, Karolinska University Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, SE-171 76 Stockholm, Sweden. - - 2013
Preterm birth is a leading cause of infant mortality, morbidity, and long-term disability, and these risks increase with decreasing gestational age. Obesity increases the risk of preterm delivery, but the associations between overweight and obesity and subtypes of preterm delivery are not clear. To study the associations between early pregnancy ...
Cheng Meng - - 2013
The application of elaborately designed magnetic catalysts has long been limited to ease their separation from the products only. In this paper, we for the first time employed a magnetic sulphonated poly(styrene-divinylbenzene) resin catalyst on a magnetically stabilized-bed (MSB) reactor to enhance the etherification of fluidized catalytic cracking (FCC) light ...
Kidoh Masafumi - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of a newly developed connecting tube, which generates a spiral flow of saline, on aortic and hepatic contrast enhancement during hepatic-arterial phase (HAP) and portal venous phase (PVP) computed tomography (CT). METHODS: Eighty patients were randomly assigned to one of two protocols: with a new ...
Tomoi Yusuke - - 2013
To investigate the efficacy of statin treatment after endovascular therapy (EVT) for isolated below-the-knee (BTK) lesions in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). From March 2004 to June 2011, 812 patients (984 limbs, 69.0 % male, 71.6 ± 10.0 years old) with CLI underwent successful EVT for de novo isolated BTK lesions at 11 ...
Francis Wendy S - - 2013
Repetition priming was used to assess how proficiency and the ease or difficulty of lexical access influence bilingual translation. Two experiments, conducted at different universities with different Spanish-English bilingual populations and materials, showed repetition priming in word translation for same-direction and different-direction repetitions. Experiment 1, conducted in an English-dominant environment, ...
Vernon H J HJ McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 733 North Broadway, BRB 529, Baltimore, MD, 21205, USA, - - 2014
We report an adult male with classic propionic acidemia (PA) who developed chronic kidney disease in the third decade of his life. This diagnosis was recognized by an increasing serum creatinine and confirmed by reduced glomerular filtration on a (99m)Tc-diethylenetriamine pentaacetate (DTPA) scan. Histopathology of the kidney showed moderate glomerulo- ...
Sharma Piyush Sindhu - - 2013
Graphene, a new member of the carbon family, has attracted enormous attention due to its very peculiar properties like high surface area, mechanical strength, and conductivity. Moreover, graphene is exceptionally biocompatible if used as a substrate for immobilization of enzymes, bioreceptor molecules, or whole cells. Although it was isolated on ...
Withagen Ans - - 2013
The study examined exploratory procedures (EPs) of congenitally blind and sighted children and adults on a haptic match-to-sample task. The aim was to examine the influence of age, visual status, and familiarity on the use of EPs when people haptically examine the object properties of weight, size, exact shape, and ...
Wang Jiazhou - - 2013
The goal of this work is to develop a plan-quality evaluation program for clinical routine and multi-institutional clinical trials so that the overall evaluation efficiency is improved. In multi-institutional clinical trials evaluating the plan quality is a time-consuming and labor-intensive process. In this note, we present a semi-automated plan-quality evaluation ...
Karabulut Sedat - - 2013
Glucopyranose is the most stable form of glucose in solution. Identification of molecular structure of glucopyranose is very important because of its biological and synthetic significance; it is not an easy task because of the large number of possible configurations. Relative energies of exocyclic hydroxymethyl rotamers and α-β anomers of ...
Evers Patrick D - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Radical cystectomy (RC) can provide a survival advantage in patients with urothelial carcinoma of the bladder, but not without significant morbidity rates. Whether the ability of preoperative comorbidity or performance status metrics can stratify patients to overall survival (OS), cancer-specific survival (CSS), and progression-free survival (PFS) following RC is ...
Kondera Elżbieta - - 2013
The aim of the present study was to evaluate bioaccumulation of metals in various tissues of the freshwater fish Cyprinus carpio L. exposed to cadmium and copper (a xenobiotic and a microelement). The fish were subjected to short-term (3 h, Cd-S and Cu-S) or long-term (4 weeks, Cd-L and Cu-L) exposures to ...
Thakur Jitendra Kumar - - 2013
The KIX domain, which mediates protein-protein interactions, was first discovered as a motif in the large multidomain transcriptional activator histone acetyltransferase p300/CBP. Later, the domain was also found in Mediator subunit MED15, where it interacts with many transcription factors. In both proteins, the KIX domain is a target of activation ...
Liu Yun - - 2013
Restoration of vegetation is the most viable management approach for restoring ecological functions in the drawdown zone (hydro-fluctuation belt) of the Three Gorges Reservoir. The selection of plants for this purpose is therefore critically important. Most indigenous plants are not adapted, however, to the counter-seasonal fluctuation of water levels and ...
Li Xin - - 2013
Activation of Wnt5a-Ror2 signaling has been shown to be associated with epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of epidermoid carcinoma cells via induction of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2). Because EMT has also been implicated in the progression of tissue fibrosis, we examined the possible association of Wnt5a-Ror2 signaling with renal fibrosis. Here, we show ...
Fukazawa Mitsuharu - - 2013
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a life-threatening syndrome characterized by fever, cytopenias, hepatosplenomegaly, and coagulopathy with the background of hypercytokinemia. Early diagnosis and etoposide therapy are not established for affected newborns. An afebrile infant suffered from apnea 4 days after birth, showing leukocytosis, thrombocytopenia, coagulopathy, and cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis. Serum levels ...
Kopp Radovan - - 2013
The aim of this study is to summarise the determination of concentrations of microcystins (MCs) in muscle and liver of freshwater fish species caught in stagnant waters of the Czech Republic. Within the years 2007-2009, 351 muscle samples and 291 liver samples of 16 freshwater fish species derived from four ...
Koukounas Vasileios - - 2013
PURPOSE: This study was designed to investigate the incidence of arterial embolization using a peripheral protection filter device in a series of patients undergoing percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy for the management of thrombosed hemodialysis arteriovenous grafts (AVGs). METHODS: This prospective, single-center study included all eligible patients presenting during an 18-month period ...
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