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Alnawaiseh M - - 2013
A 75-year-old man (not a contact lens wearer) presented with Fusarium-associated hypopyon keratitis. After several weeks of empirical and subsequently targeted antimycotic treatment, no considerable improvement was observed. However, after sclerokeratoplasty (11.2 × 11.2 mm) combined with prolonged antimycotic therapy a good local result with relapse-free long-term follow-up was achieved.
Dharampal Anoeshka S - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the value of the calcium score (CaSc) plus clinical evaluation to restrict referral for CT coronary angiography (CTCA) by reducing the number of patients with an intermediate probability of coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: We retrospectively included 1,975 symptomatic stable patients who underwent clinical evaluation and CaSc ...
Boyd-Ball Alison J - - 2013
This study investigated the combined influence of parental monitoring, community monitoring, and exposure to substance-using peers on early-onset alcohol use in a sample of American Indian adolescents in three Pacific Northwest tribal communities. We used structural equation modeling, including tests of indirect effects, in the investigation of 281 American Indian ...
Wu Keng - - 2013
We reported a case of a 78-year-old patient with esophagopericardial fistula who was referred for angiographic and interventional management. Emergent implantation of the esophageal stent could not lengthen or even save the patient's life. One week later, the patient died of multiple organ failure, which was probably from formation of ...
Araújo Aurigena Antunes - - 2013
The objective of this study is to investigate the participation of inflammatory and oxidative stress mediators and the effects on the expression of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2, MMP-9, and receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL)/receptor activator of NF-κB (RANK)/osteoprotegerin (OPG) pathway in the response to treatment with olmesartan, an angiotensin II ...
Gronchi Alessandro - - 2013
OPINION STATEMENT: Adult-type soft tissue sarcomas (STS) are curable in roughly one half of cases. Surgery is the treatment mainstay in patients with localized STS and should be performed in centers that have specific expertise with the disease. Radiation therapy complements surgery in several cases, improving the local control. The ...
Platten M - - 2013
The treatment of patients with intrinsic brain tumors is radically changing. This change is currently not (yet) signified by the use of targeted therapy in clinical practice but more by the definition of molecular markers as predictors for response to therapy which have been used for a long time. While ...
O'Neill B J - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Ireland is currently in the process of establishing a National Joint Registry. AIM: We aim to determine which implants and surgical techniques are currently being used by Irish orthopaedic surgeons and to examine the impact that a National Joint Registry may have on arthroplasty practice in Ireland. METHODS: The ...
Lam Kinsey - - 2013
PURPOSE: Assessment of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is critical to effective delivery of palliative care in patients with advanced cancer. The current study analyzes relationships between baseline social determinants of health and medical factors, and self-reported HRQOL in patients with bone metastases receiving palliative radiotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Advanced ...
Voigt E - - 2013
Muir-Torre syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant subtype of hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal carcinoma and is characterized by the simultaneous occurrence of sebaceous gland neoplasms with visceral and urogenital malignancies. This article describes the case of a 72-year-old patient who was referred to our clinic for removal of an upper eyelid ...
Tao Qing Mei - - 2013
To study the association of γ-glutamyltransferase (GGT) with the development of the metabolic syndrome (MS). Subjects without MS at baseline in Beijing health-checkup database during 2003 and 2010, from MJ Health Management Centers, with complete key variables and at least two records were selected to derive a cohort, after comparison ...
Song Yi - - 2013
To analyze the situation of sexual behavior in urban and rural Chinese high school students, and to make suggestions for providing appropriate sexual education in the future. An anonymous questionnaire survey was conducted in 224 770 high school students selected by using multi-stage stratified cluster sampling method in 28 provincial ...
Sun Yu Ying - - 2013
To study the utilization situation of harm reduction services among drug users and to analyze the reasons of the drug users' absence in the services as well as their evaluation of the services quality based on the gender perspective, and then to provide advice on the improvement of harm reduction ...
Zhuo Zi Ze - - 2013
To investigate the effects of ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) on serum 1,25-dihydroxy-vitamin D3 and bone metabolism of ovariectomized rats and to compare them on bone metabolism. In the study, 40 six-month female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into sham-operated control group (sham), osteoporosis model group (OVX), UVA ...
Dong Feng Ming - - 2013
To explore the association between levels of ambient particulate matters (PM10 and PM2.5) and population mortality of circulatory diseases (ICD10: I00~I99) in Beijing. The daily data of ambient PM2.5 levels were monitored by the research team in Peking University from Jan. 1, 2007 to Dec. 31, 2008, and the corresponding ...
Pu Ji - - 2013
To compare the cytotoxicity and DNA strand breakage induced by multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) with different lengths and different surface modifications in human alveolar type II cells (A549 cells). Two different lengths (5-15 μm, 350-700 nm) of MWCNTs and three different kinds of surface modified MWCNTs (COOH-MWCNTs, NH2-MWCNTs, and Tau-MWCNTs) ...
Luo Da Sheng da - - 2013
To evaluate applicability of lives saved tool (LiST) in projecting effects of maternal health interventions on reducing maternal mortality in the rural area of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in China, and provide evidence for promoting LiST in China. By using maternal intervention coverage and other information collected through the cross-sectional ...
Wu Jing Jing - - 2013
To determine the hospitalization costs and their predictors for venous thromboembolism (VTE) [includes deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE)] patients with health insurance in China. In the study, 278 patients with DVT or PE were randomly selected by stratified two-stage sampling from the China Basic Medical Insurance Databases ...
Qin Cai Peng - - 2013
To investigate the role of glycoprotein non-metastatic melanoma protein B (GPNMB) in renal cell carcinoma (RCC). The method of immunohistochemistry (IHC) and Western blot were utilized to examine the expression of GPNMB in RCC and the normal adjacent tissues matched. The expression of GPNMB was lower in RCC than in ...
Li Chang Hong - - 2013
To investigate the expression of Galectins in umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (UC-MSCs) from Wharton's jelly. Umbilical cords were obtained sterilely from full term caesarean infants, then mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) were isolated from Wharton's jelly of the umbilical cord via tissue cultivation. The morphology of UC-MSCs was observed under ...
He Qing Yuan - - 2013
To build a mathematical model to simulate the drug distribution accompanying with diffusion, distribution and clearance in the brain extracellular space (ECS). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology was used to monitor changes in the signal-intensity-related tracer gadolinium-diethylene triamine pentaacetic acidm(Gd-DTPA), as an external drug which was injected into the rat ...
Meng Xiu Li - - 2013
To compare anesthesia profiles of target-controlled infusion (TCI) and manual-controlled infusion (MCI) of propofol and remifentanil in kyphosis correction or scoliosis correction surgery, in which intraoperative spinal cord monitoring was employed. In the study, 160 patients scheduled for kyphosis correction surgery or scoliosis correction were enrolled and randomly allocated into ...
Lv Da - - 2013
To establish a predictive model for long-term tooth loss of patients with aggressive periodontitis (AgP) after periodontal treatment. Patients diagnosed as AgP in Department of Periodontology, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology, who were re-evaluated 3 to 11 years after periodontal treatment were enrolled (n=85). Logistic regression was performed ...
Wei Qiang Wei - - 2013
To investigate the proliferation and differentiation of the human dental pulp cells (hDPCs) on the bioactive scaffolds. Primary HDPCs were harvested from impacted third molars of healthy adult individuals (18-25 years of age) by enzyme digestion, expanded and cultured. The cells used for this investigation were the 4 th passage. ...
Yang Guang - - 2013
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the most common microvascular complications of diabetic mellitus. Its treatment by now is mainly focused on the suppression of the renin-angiotonin system and the control of relative risk factors such as hypertention, hyperglycemia and so on, whose effectiveness is disappointed. Stem cells can be ...
Zhang Jin - - 2013
Argonaute (Ago) proteins have been demonstrated to be widely expressed and involved in post-transcriptional gene silencing and thus play key roles in carcinogenesis. Nevertheless, little is known about the specific role of Ago2 in gastric cancer (GC). Thus, we aimed to study the expression of Ago2 in 363 primary GC, ...
Wendler Jens E - - 2013
Calcareous microplankton shells form the dominant components of ancient and modern pelagic sea-floor carbonates and are widely used in palaeoenvironmental reconstructions. The efficacy of these applications, however, is dependent upon minimal geochemical alteration during diagenesis, but these modifying processes are poorly understood. Here we report on new biomineralization architectures of ...
Bukowski Michal - - 2013
Toxin-antitoxin systems were shown to be involved in plasmid maintenance when they were initially discovered, but other roles have been demonstrated since. Here we identify and characterize a novel toxin-antitoxin system (pemIKSa) located on Staphylococcus aureus plasmid pCH91. The toxin (PemKSa) is a sequence-specific endoribonuclease recognizing the tetrad sequence U↓AUU, ...
Fu Lian Guo - - 2013
To categorize gowth and development stages among children and adolescents based on height, and to explore the influences of diet behaviors on height during diffrerent growth and development stages. Children and adolescents (7 to 18 years) with normal weights were selected using "Reference Norm for Screening Overweight and Obesity in ...
Fang Yue Hui - - 2013
To investigate the effect of iron saturated recombinant human lactoferrin (Fe-rhLf) on treating iron deficiency anemia (IDA). SD rats received iron deficient diet and deionized water during the whole experiment. After 4 weeks, the rats with hemoglobin less than 100 g/L were selected and divided into 5 groups randomly. IDA ...
Li Gui Ye - - 2013
To investigate the prevalence and the diagnostic values of antibodies to the citrullinated HPVP in early-stage rheumatoid arthritis. Antibodies against HPVP and citrullinated HPVP were detected by ELISA in the sera of 101 patients with early-stage RA, 149 patients with other rheumatic diseases and 40 healthy controls. The prevalence and ...
Xie Jing - - 2013
To establish a simple method of measuring hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in cultured living cells. Filtration membrane was stuck on the lid of cell culture plate. H2S released from cultured cells was trapped by zinc acetate to generate ZnS deposition. Then the ZnS trapped in the filtration membrane was measured by ...
Gao Yang Xu - - 2013
Children intestinal inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is rare, and its clinical differential is very difficult to the malignant tumor. Its diagnosis depends on pathology, and operation is the most effective therapy method. We preset here a case of a 5-year-old girl who was admitted to the hospital for intestinal obstruction. ...
Xie Zheng - - 2013
This research reviews the recent global health response to the Post-2015 development agenda setting. It discusses three burning issues during the on-going country consultation: how health can be fitted into the post-MDG agenda, the achievements and lessons learnt from Millennium Development Goals (MDG), and health related goals and indicators setting. ...
Guo Shuai Jun - - 2013
To investigate the status of smoking and alcohol drinking behaviors in undergraduate students, and explore the relationship between smoking and alcohol drinking and other health risk behaviors. A total of 7 979 students from 44 universities or colleges across China were sampled with multiple-stage stratified sampling method. A cross-sectional investigation ...
Wang Fu Hua - - 2013
To assess the status of free influenza vaccination rates for the elderly in Beijing. A questionnaire survey was carried out among 1 000 old people in Beijing. Random sampling method was employed. Descriptive analysis and Chi square test were used for statistical analysis, and Logistic regression model was used to ...
Tang Shu Nv - - 2013
To identify the social determinants of chronic disease in China. Cross sectional data of working population aged from 18 to 60 years were drawn from the database of Chinese Family Panel Studies (CFPS) 2010. Logistic regression model was used for analyzing the difference of chronic conditions prevalence among the self-evaluated ...
Wu Qi - - 2013
To compare the values of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) and TBNA for the diagnosis of hilar and mediastinal lesions. The clinical data of 100 patients who underwent EBUS-TBNA (n=50) and TBNA (n=50) between January 2010 and May 2011 were retrospectively reviewed, and the results and complications were recorded. ...
Huang Jian Lin - - 2013
Radical prostatectomy is one of the most effective treatments for men with clinically localized prostate cancer. Though technical innovations,especially laparoscopic techniques,have developed rapidly for the last decade, urinary incontinence remains one of the most troubling side effects of the operation. While the injury of urethral sphincter and its innervations was ...
Park Yeon Sil - - 2013
The facile synthesis of a resorcin[4]arene-based imino-cavitand with benzamido moieties and its self-assembly into molecular capsules are reported. Benzamido-iminocavitand efficiently self-assembled into thermally inert molecular capsules in the presence of suitable guests via the eight intermolecular N-HO[double bond, length as m-dash]C hydrogen bonds.
Büch H - - 2013
The spin states of an electron bound to a single phosphorus donor in silicon show remarkably long coherence and relaxation times, which makes them promising building blocks for the realization of a solid-state quantum computer. Here we demonstrate, by high-fidelity (93%) electrical spin readout, that a long relaxation time T1 ...
Lee J H - - 2013
The power of optical lattices for quantum simulation and computation is greatly enhanced when atoms at individual lattice sites can be accessed for measurement and control. Experiments routinely use high-resolution microscopy to obtain site-resolved images in real time, and site-resolved spin flips have been implemented using microwaves resonant with frequency-shifted ...
Becerra F E - - 2013
Generalized quantum measurements implemented to allow for measurement outcomes termed inconclusive can perform perfect discrimination of non-orthogonal states, a task which is impossible using only measurements with definitive outcomes. Here we demonstrate such generalized quantum measurements for unambiguous discrimination of four non-orthogonal coherent states and obtain their quantum mechanical description, ...
Liu Mingjie - - 2013
Hydrogels, postmodulable in controlled time and space domains, attract particular attention due to their potential in bio-related applications. Towards this goal, photolatently reactive hydrogels are very promising. Here we develop photolatently modulable hydrogels, composed of a polymer network accommodating photocatalytic titania nanosheets at every crosslinking point. As titania nanosheets can ...
Sacek Victor - - 2013
Continental rifting does not always follow a straight line. Nevertheless, little attention has been given to the influence of rifting curvature in the evolution of extended margins. Here, using a three-dimensional model to simulate mantle dynamics, we demonstrate that the curvature of rifting along a margin also controls post-rift basin ...
Jia Tao - - 2013
Our ability to control complex systems is a fundamental challenge of contemporary science. Recently introduced tools to identify the driver nodes, nodes through which we can achieve full control, predict the existence of multiple control configurations, prompting us to classify each node in a network based on their role in ...
Wang Ping - - 2013
To explore the association between 18 candidate genes encoding enzymes on the folate/homocysteine metabolism pathway and non-syndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate (NSCL/P) in Chinese populations. A total of 806 NSCL/P trios were drawn by an international consortium, which conducted a genome-wide association study using a case-parent trio ...
Liu Kuo - - 2013
To investigate the linkage and association between rs966221 (SNP 83) in PDE4D gene with stroke and related traits in ischemic stroke families. Ischemic stroke families including ischemic stroke patients and their siblings and/or parents were recruited. Generalized estimating equation (GEE) was used to adjust for with-in family correlations and other ...
Qin Yu - - 2013
To further investigate the effects of silver ion (Ag+) dissolved from silver nanoparticles (AgNps) on gap junctional intercellular communication (GJIC) between HaCaT cells. In this study, 20 000×g of 1 g/L AgNps suspension were centrifuged at 4 °C for 2 h, then the supernatant was collected as Ag(+) stock solution ...
Cui Hao Sheng - - 2013
To explore the secular trends of cesarean delivery and cesarean delivery on maternal request(CDMR) among multiparous women who delivered a full-term singleton in Southern China during 1993-2005. The Perinatal Healthcare Surveillance System was established in 21 cities/ counties of 2 Chinese Southern provinces since 1993. A total of 191 058 ...
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