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Tirgari Batool - - 2013
Spiritual care is an essential component in nursing practice and strongly influenced by the sociocultural context. This article aimed to elucidate the meaning of nurses' experiences of giving spiritual care in southeast of Iran. A phenomenological hermeneutic approach influenced by Ricoeur was used. Eleven staff nurses who were currently working ...
Taylor Elizabeth Johnston - - 2013
This secondary analysis of data from 200 practicing registered nurses' and student nurses' responses to 3 vignettes depicting patient spiritual distress were evaluated qualitatively and quantitatively (using the Empathic Response Scale). Findings showed wide variation in these nurses' ability to respond empathically; while some responses would be healing, others were ...
DurmuĊŸ Serpil Celik - - 2013
This study aimed to determine nurses' tendency toward medical errors and identify the types of medical errors made. This article examined medical error trends of nurses with a survey. It is recommended that medical errors be recorded, various training activities be offered, and standards regarding nursing care and patient safety ...
Outland Lauren - - 2013
Disrupting homeostasis has negative health outcomes, yet disruption routinely occurs with weight homeostasis. This cross-sectional study of nurses found a majority overriding hunger and fullness cues due to situational, dieting, and emotional reasons. Because either splurging or starving can lead to excess weight, preventing homeostasis disruption through intuitive eating is ...
Londero Ambrogio P - - 2013
Abstract Introduction: Our aim was to state the correlation between placental index and pregnancy outcomes or in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI) pregnancies. Materials and methods: We included in this retrospective study all singleton births in a third level clinic during the period 2001-2011 (n = 18 386). We divided placental index into ...
Leensen Monique C J - - 2013
Abstract Objective: Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is the most reported occupational health disease in the Netherlands. The internet-based speech-in-noise test Earcheck (Albrecht et al, 2005; Leensen et al, 2011b) is designed to detect beginning NIHL and can be a valuable tool in occupational hearing health surveillance. The aim of this ...
Miles D M - - 2013
Ammonia (NH3) volatilized from broiler litter diminishes indoor air quality, which can potentially decrease bird productivity. Emissions of NH3 exhausted from broiler houses pose environmental concerns for ecosystem biodiversity, aquatic nutrient enrichment, and particulate formation in the atmosphere. Research was conducted sampling litter (rice hull base) in 3 tunnel-ventilated commercial ...
Fraley S M - - 2013
The management and well-being of commercial Pekin ducks has been studied in the European Union where straw is the predominant litter source. In the United States, however, the most prevalent litter is wood shavings, with a recent trend toward using plastic slatted flooring. A previous study in the United States ...
Loeffler T - - 2013
To determine the ME and amino acid digestibility of 5 soybean meal (SBM) samples, a precision-fed rooster assay and a chick assay were conducted. The 5 samples were cold-pressed (extruded) soybean meals or solvent-extracted (defatted) soybean meal. Of the cold-pressed varieties (unheated), there was an ultra-low trypsin SBM, a low-trypsin ...
Zdunczyk Z - - 2013
The aim of this study was to verify the hypothesis that moderate dilution of turkey diets with whole grain wheat (up to 22.5%) improves gastrointestinal function, thus contributing to sustained growth performance. A total of 900 male turkeys were allocated to 5 dietary treatments: basal diet (BD), BD diluted with ...
Wang Xing-Guo - - 2013
The microRNA-126 (miR-126) is a miRNA expressed in highly vascularized tissues, and it is believed to play a role in angiogenesis by repressing sprouty-related EVH1 domain containing 1 (Spred1). In the current study, we determined the expression pattern of chicken miR-126 (gga-miR-126) and predicted and validated its target genes. The ...
Liu Yijun - - 2013
Little is known regarding the diversification of relative low-abundance proteins in hen egg white that underlie the process of chicken embryonic development. The purpose of this study was to identify changes that may be involved in the development of chick embryos. Comparative proteomic analysis was conducive to revealing the potential ...
González-Fandos E - - 2013
This work evaluated the effect of malic acid washing on the growth of Listeria monocytogenes on poultry legs stored at 4°C for 8 d. Fresh inoculated chicken legs were dipped into a 1 or 2% malic acid solution (vol/vol) for 5 min or distilled water (control). Surface pH values, sensorial ...
Karaman Emre - - 2013
The aim of this study was to examine the use of a nonlinear mixed modeling approach to growth studies of Japanese quail. Weekly BW measurements of 89 female and 89 male quail were used in the study. A well-known logistic growth function was used in the analysis. The function was ...
Mohamed Ismail Nor Azlin - - 2013
Abstract Objective: This was to determine HOMA-IR score as well as to assess its association in fetal and maternal outcomes among pregnant women with diabetes risks. Methods: A prospective cohort study of pregnant women with diabetes risks was done. GDM was diagnosed using modified glucose tolerance test. Serum insulin was ...
Sahmani Mehdi - - 2013
Abstract Genetic factors have an important role in the pathophysiology of endometriosis. In addition, abnormalities in lipid profile and intrinsic inflammatory status are associated with disease progression. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of the I405V polymorphism of cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) gene and lipid ...
Uzum Ayse Kubat - - 2013
Abstract Thyroid cancer in ovarian teratoma is reported to be rare and experiences are limited. A 26-year-old woman had undergone bilateral cystectomy and omentectomy for bilateral cystic adnexial masses. Pathological examination showed 1.5 cm follicular variant papillary thyroid carcinoma on the basis of unilateral mature cystic teratoma. Increased CA-125 and CA19-9 ...
Koshy Aby Kottal - - 2013
Abstract Although serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is considered a good predictor of ovarian response during in vitro fertilisation (IVF), pregnancies have been reported with low values, questioning its usefulness as a predictor of treatment outcome. A retrospective study was therefore carried out to assess the IVF treatment outcomes in women ...
Lwow F - - 2013
Abstract Objectives: To determine whether physical activity level could have an effect on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in Polish postmenopausal women. Methods: We studied the associations of physical activity (PA) level with obesity indices, unfavorable lipid profile parameters and the insulin resistance index HOMA in 343 postmenopausal Polish women ...
Moir Susan - - 2013
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease is associated with dysregulation and dysfunction involving all major lymphocyte populations, including B cells. Such perturbations occur early in the course of infection and are driven in large part by immune activation resulting from ongoing HIV replication leading to bystander effects on B cells. While ...
Swaminathan Sanjay - - 2013
Our understanding of the complexity of gene regulation has significantly improved in the last decade as the role of small non-coding RNAs, called microRNAs (miRNAs), has been appreciated. These 19-22 nucleotide RNA molecules are critical regulators of mRNA translation and turnover. The miRNAs bind via a protein complex to the ...
Sáez-Cirión Asier - - 2013
Less than 0.5% of human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1)-infected patients maintain viral load below the threshold of detection by conventional assays for many years without antiretroviral therapy. These patients are known as HIV controllers (HICs) and offer a unique opportunity to explore and unravel efficient mechanisms of defense against HIV. An ...
Mizukami Hiroki - - 2013
The risk of adverse effects of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors on the exocrine pancreas, particularly the high risk of pancreatitis, is controversial. In this study, we examined the exocrine pancreatic function and structure in spontaneously diabetic Goto-Kakizaki (GK) rats treated with a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor. Male GK rats and normal Wistar ...
Dunnington E A - - 2013
A long-term selection experiment for high (HWS) and low (LWS) BW at 8 wk of age (BW8) was conducted in White Plymouth Rock chickens. Over 54 generations of selection, responses to bidirectional selection were profound. Increase in BW8 in line HWS was linear, and there was a significant quadratic response ...
Lyhs U - - 2013
Clostridium perfringens is an important bacterial pathogen, especially in poultry, where it can lead to both subclinical and clinical disease. The aim of this study was to present data on pathological findings at outbreaks of necrotic enteritis (NE) in turkey production in Finland during the period from 1998 to 2012. ...
Naas Hesham - - 2013
ABSTRACT The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of nisin in combination with different types of packaging on the survival of Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat low-fat turkey bologna. Bologna was inoculated with L. monocytogenes exposed to 1 of 6 treatments: 3 packaging treatments (100% CO2, air, vacuum), ...
Graham Laura A - - 2013
Spasticity is common after stroke and other neurological conditions and causes considerable limitations of movement, activities of daily living and participation. Interaction with other components of the upper motor neurone syndrome (UMNS) and the heterogeneity of patients' presentations together with limited tools for outcome measurement have hampered the production of ...
Hignett Sue - - 2013
Background: a previous analysis of 12 months data from the National Reporting and Learning System offered useful insights on contributory factors for patient falls but was limited due to the small data set of free-text analysis (n = 400). A subsequent pilot study of 4,571 reports found an apparent difference ...
Lee Jung-Yun - - 2013
Abstract Objective: To evaluate the effects of oral contraceptives (OCs) on cardiovascular risk factors according to the duration of use. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study using data from the Fourth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey of reproductive-age women. Subjects were classified into three groups based on OC ...
Lee Eun Sil - - 2013
Abstract Background: Congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 17α-hydroxylase/17,20-lyase deficiency (OMIM #202110) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder, which is caused by mutations of the CYP17A1 gene located on chromosome 10q24.3. It has been reported that the type of mutation of the CYP17A1 gene was associated with the extent of 17α-hydroxylase/17,20-lyase ...
van Leeuwen René - - 2013
AIM.: To select 2 appropriate spiritual assessment tools and evaluate these by involving oncology nurses. BACKGROUND.: Spirituality is recognized as an important domain of cancer care. At admission, integration of spiritual assessment seems necessary. It is unclear what kind of spiritual assessment method would be most preferable. DESIGN.: This study ...
Erci Behice - - 2013
This study determines perceived self-efficacy, personal characteristics and quality of life among Turkish adult primary care patients. The research used descriptive cross-sectional design. The sample group had moderate perceived self-efficacy and was mostly satisfied with quality of life. These findings help health professionals to improve quality of life in healthy ...
Robles Ana - - 2013
Abstract Oocyte donation can satisfy the desire to have children in women with premature ovarian failure (POF) but little progress has been made to improve reproduction using the patients' own gametes. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of alternative treatments to oocyte donation in patients with ...
Estes Jacob D - - 2013
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is principally a disease of lymphoid tissues (LTs), due to the fact that the main target cell of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the CD4(+) T lymphocyte that primarily resides within organs of the immune system. The impact of HIV infection on secondary LTs, in particular ...
Miller Elizabeth - - 2013
Dendritic cells (DCs) are a diverse subset of innate immune cells that are key regulators of the host response to human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) infection. HIV-1 directly and indirectly modulates DC function to hinder the formation of effective antiviral immunity and fuel immune activation. This review focuses upon the differential ...
Carcelain Guislaine - - 2013
Immune-based therapy (IBT) interventions have found a window of opportunity within some limitations of the otherwise successful combined antiretroviral therapy (cART). Two major paradigms drove immunotherapeutic research to combat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. First, IBTs were proposed either to help restore CD4(+) T-cell counts in cases of therapeutic failures ...
Elkon Ran - - 2013
The 3' end of most protein-coding genes and long non-coding RNAs is cleaved and polyadenylated. Recent discoveries have revealed that a large proportion of these genes contains more than one polyadenylation site. Therefore, alternative polyadenylation (APA) is a widespread phenomenon, generating mRNAs with alternative 3' ends. APA contributes to the ...
Mustafa Reem A - - 2013
Practices in vascular access management with intensive hemodialysis may differ from those used in conventional hemodialysis. We conducted a systematic review to inform clinical practice guidelines for the provision of intensive hemodialysis. Adult patients receiving maintenance (>3 months) intensive hemodialysis (frequent [≥5 hemodialysis treatments per week] and/or long [>5.5 hours ...
Arbuckle Tye E - - 2013
The Maternal-Infant Research on Environmental Chemicals (MIREC) Study was established to obtain Canadian biomonitoring data for pregnant women and their infants, and to examine potential adverse health effects of prenatal exposure to priority environmental chemicals on pregnancy and infant health. Women were recruited during the first trimester from 10 sites ...
Zagouri Flora - - 2013
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death. Most patients present with an advanced stage of disease that has a dismal outcome, with a median survival of approximately 6 months. Evidently, there is a clear need for the development of new agents with novel mechanisms of action in ...
Wang Jing - - 2013
We investigated whether pancreatitis-associated ascitic fluid (PAAF) could induce the expression of tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) and interleukin 6 (IL-6) in THP-1 cells and the mechanism(s) involved. THP-1 cells were divided into control and PAAF groups. The PAAF group was incubated with different final concentrations of PAAF, whereas the ...
Voslarova E - - 2013
The physiological changes in response to beak trimming and spectacle usage as antipecking measures were monitored in 10-mo-old common pheasants (Phasianus colchicus). Short-term analysis conducted before the beginning of the laying period showed immediate increases of plasma corticosterone (P < 0.05) and lactate dehydrogenase (P < 0.001) concentrations and decrease ...
Wang C - - 2013
One approach for cost-effective implementation of genomic selection is to genotype training individuals with a high-density (HD) panel and selection candidates with an evenly spaced, low-density (ELD) panel. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the extent to which the ELD approach reduces the accuracy of genomic estimated breeding ...
Narinc Dogan - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate the genetic parameters of several breast meat quality traits and their genetic relationships with some slaughter traits [BW, breast yield (BRY), and abdominal fat yield (AFY)]. In total, 1,093 pedigreed quail were slaughtered at 35 d of age to measure BRY, AFY, ...
Jin Sihua - - 2013
Growth and feeding traits such as BW, BW gain (BWG), feed intake (FI), and feed conversion ratio (FCR) are of economic importance in poultry production. In this study, 8 SNP of the transforming growth factor β3 (TGF-β3) gene, which are located in the proximity of quantitative trait loci affecting BW ...
Yin Guangwen - - 2013
The enzyme-linked immunosorbent spot (ELISPOT) assay is a sensitive and easy-to-use tool to quantify the number of interferon (IFN)-γ-producing cells and offers a viable alternative for the quantitative measurement of T cell functions in chickens. To study the development of cell-mediated immunity in Eimeria-infected chickens, we measured the number of ...
Shao Yujing - - 2013
This study investigated the protective effect of β-1,3/1,6-glucan on gut morphology, intestinal epithelial tight junctions, and bacterial translocation of broiler chickens challenged with Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium. Ninety Salmonella-free Arbor Acre male broiler chickens were randomly divided into 3 groups: negative control group (NC), Salmonella Typhimurium-infected positive group (PC), and ...
Abd El-Wahab A - - 2013
Foot pad dermatitis (FPD) is a widespread problem in poultry production and constitutes a welfare issue. The objective of this study was to test potentially prophylactic effects of higher biotin and Zn levels in the diet of broilers exposed to critical litter moisture content (35% water) on the development of ...
Cha S-Y - - 2013
Egg drop syndrome virus (EDSV) is an important pathogen of poultry that decreases egg production in chickens and causes respiratory disease in goslings. In 2011, we obtained serum samples from 139 domestic Pekin ducks, 416 one-day-old Pekin ducklings, and 75 wild ducks (67 mallards and 8 pintails) to survey their ...
Zhang S J - - 2013
This experiment was conducted to study the digestibility of uncommon feedstuffs for geese. Thirty Taihu ganders were selected and divided into 5 groups (n = 6), and one group was allocated as the control. Taihu ganders in the 4 treated groups were force-fed with a weight of different uncommon feedstuffs ...
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