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Manchikanti Laxmaiah - - 2013
Among the many diagnostic and therapeutic interventions available for the management of chronic pain, epidural steroid injections are one of the most commonly used modalities. The explosive growth of this technique is relevant in light of the high cost of health care in the United States and abroad, the previous ...
Martucci G - - 2013
Living donor transplantation is an accepted clinical practice in select transplant centers in Western countries to increase the availability of organs, while is standard practice in East Asian transplant programs. Living-donor right hepatic lobe resection is a particularly risky operation, with two mandatory outcomes: no serious complications for the donor, ...
Wolfskill Sandra J - - 2013
Peer group comparisons can help revenue cycle leaders: Review their performance through an external lens. Set targets and motivate their teams. Provide informed answers to questions from the C-suite.
Marrelli M - - 2013
The healing of bone tissues around dental implants is based primarily on a correct osseointegration. Typically, implants stability and peri-implant tissues health are anticipated to decrease during the early weeks of healing; this is followed by an increase in stability. The aim of the present study is to assess a ...
Husty Todd M - - 2013
Healthcare organizations should address physician clinical documentation improvement now, before the Oct. 1, 2014, implementation deadline for ICD-10, if they are to mitigate risk related to ICD-10 and optimize operational processes. Improving documentation now will have an immediate effect on revenue and will minimize the potential for losses related to ...
Nakamura Nadine - - 2013
Introduces the current special issue of the journal, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. This special issue focuses on the topic of immigration and highlights the important within group differences often overlooked when immigrants are conceptualized as a homogeneous group. The articles in this journal consider a variety of microsystems, ...
Rabenschlag Franziska - - 2013
In the interdisciplinary treatment process nurses play an important role, assessing suicide risk. To cope with this responsibility, the use of assessment instruments is recommended. Although a lot of instruments exist to assess the risk of suicide, nurses do not use them consistently. This cross-sectional study seeks to answer the ...
Ma Xiao-Jing - - 2013
Life-threatening critical congenital heart disease (cCHD) is often not detected in the neonatal period. Unrecognized cCHD results in high morbidity and mortality rates. As a non-invasive, convenient, quick and accurate measuring method, pulse oximetry is considered to be a promising strategy to screen for cCHD in neonates. This article is ...
Wang Y L - - 2013
Familial combined hyperlipidemia (FCHL) is the most commonly inherited hyperlipidemia in men. It constitutes a substantial risk factor for atherosclerosis patients. To delineating the potential mechanism of FCHL by bioinformatics tools. In this study, Protein-Protein Interaction (PPI) network was constructed to identify the potential functional proteins and their interactive relationships ...
Christian Rahila U - - 2013
This is a commentary on a Cochrane review, published in the issue of EBCH, first published as: Coren E, Hossain R, Pardo Pardo J, Veras MMS, Chakraborty K, Harris H, Martin AJ. Interventions for promoting re-integration and reducing harmful behaviour and lifestyles in street-connected children and young people. Cochrane Database ...
Banks Joanne - - 2013
Self-silencing theory suggests that women ignore their own feelings and needs to attend to the desires of others. However, the impact of such self-silencing on physical activity behavior is unknown. This study examined the degree of self-silencing among a group of highly educated and relatively affluent African American women and ...
Cattapan Alana - - 2013
In June 2012, the Canadian House of Commons passed the so-called omnibus budget bill, making several important changes to the governance of assisted reproduction in Canada. The bill (Bill C-38) was widely criticized for its unwieldy size and rapid passage through Parliament, preventing adequate parliamentary debate and public scrutiny. Given ...
Feng Xiang-Fei - - 2013
Pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI) of pre-excited atrial fibrillation (AF) is controversial. This study aimed to observe the therapeutic effects of PVAI on pre-excited AF. Twenty-nine patients with pre-excited AF were prospectively divided into a PVAI group (group I, 19 cases) and a control group (group II, 10 cases). To ...
Li X-M - - 2013
Contrast Induced Acute Kidney Injury (CI-AKI), due to the use of contrast media in radiographic procedures, is the leading cause of acute renal failure in hospitalized patients, and is associated with prolonged in-hospital stay and increased morbidity, mortality, and costs. However only peri-procedural hydration is now used universally as its ...
Wiley Shaun - - 2013
Immigrants to the United States face rejection from other Americans on the basis of their ethnic group membership. Among members of ethnic minority groups who were born in the United States, rejection is tied to higher ethnic identification and less positive attitudes toward the national majority. Relatively little research has ...
Atluri Sairam - - 2013
Transforaminal technique for epidural steroid injections, unlike other approaches, is uniquely associated with permanent, bilateral, lower extremity paralysis. To review the literature and analyze the reported cases of paralysis from lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections to possibly establish a cause and to prevent this complication. Eighteen cases of paralysis from ...
Xuan Ang - - 2013
HIV is a neurotropic virus which can cause brain white matter demyelination, gliosis, and other pathological changes that appear as HIV encephalitis or AIDS dementia. The purpose of this study was to investigate the change of the diffused condition of water molecules in brain white matter in early acquired immune ...
Tan Yin-Feng - - 2013
Abstract Crude polysaccharides (PSs) were isolated from the fruit pulp of jackfruit, and their chemical composition determined and evaluated for an immune regulatory activity in mice. The PSs were isolated from water extracts of jackfruit pulp (JFP) using the ethanol precipitation method. The resulting precipitates were further purified by dialysis ...
Ansado Jennyfer - - 2013
Objective: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects the corpus callosum (CC), which plays a key role in interhemispheric coupling in high-demand conditions. Using 3D callosal measurements and a letter-matching paradigm, this 2-part study investigated the neural substrate of interhemispheric coupling in individuals with AD or amnestic ...
Nakaguchi Yuji - - 2013
In this article, we present a physical characterization of the agility(™) (Elekta). agility(™) is composed of 160 interdigitating multileaf collimators (MLCs) with a width of 5 mm at the isocenter. The physical characterizations that include leaf position accuracy, leakage, field penumbra and the tongue-and-groove (T&G) effect were evaluated using well-commissioned ...
Jian Wang - - 2013
Vertebral hemangioma (VH) is considered to be a benign lesion of bone with a rich vasculature. Most incidentally discovered hemangiomas are asymptomatic. Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) has demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of symptomatic thoracic and lumbar VHs. To our knowledge, the reports concerning PVP on symptomatic cervical VHs are quite ...
Franzen Daniel - - 2013
Haemoptysis is defined as the expectoration of blood or bloody streaking of the sputum. The list of possible underlying differential diagnoses is broad, and the cause of haemoptysis depends on the origin of the individual patient. Patients with minor haemoptysis can often be managed in the outpatient setting. In contrast, ...
Wang Na - - 2013
Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a severe clinical syndrome associated with high morbidity and mortality, and with high health care expenditures. No nationwide data are currently available regarding the quality of clinical management of CHF patients in China. The aim of this study was to assess the quality of care ...
Demirtas A - - 2013
Today, there is a small number of studies on the effects of Enoxaparin and Fondaparinux used commonly in the prevention of venous thromboembolism on healing of fracture cases. The aim of this study was to investigate clinically, radiologically and histopathologically, the effects of Enoxaparin, Fondaparinux and Rivaroxaban used in thromboembolism ...
Mukherjee Sahana - - 2013
We examined whether support for tough immigration legislation reflects identity-neutral enforcement of law or identity-relevant defense of privilege. Participants read a fabricated news story in which law-enforcement personnel detained a person due to "reasonable suspicion" that he was an undocumented immigrant. We manipulated descriptions of the detainee so that he ...
van den Einden Loes Cg - - 2013
Vulvar squamous cell carcinoma, its precursor lesions (usual and differentiated vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia) and lichen sclerosus are rare diseases that may have a large impact on the lives of affected women and their partners. Proper identification is vital, but the lesions are sometimes difficult to diagnose because of their rarity ...
Woo Jae Hee - - 2013
Eighteen to 25% of patients after gynecological cancer treatment suffer from lower limb lymphedema (LLL) that decreases the quality of life of gynecological cancer survivors. Lumbar sympathetic ganglion block (LSGB) is widely used in practice for the evaluation and management of sympathetically mediated pain in the lower limbs. Several articles ...
Zhao Liang - - 2013
Circumferential pulmonary vein isolation (CPVI), as the basal ablation strategy for treating atrial fibrillation (AF), not only isolates the connection between the left atrium (LA) and the pulmonary veins (PVs), but also induces extensive atrial endocardia damage. This could have an effect on the sinus pulse conduction in the LA ...
Kaya Serap - - 2013
Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is a complex pain syndrome. Since its pathogenesis is still poorly understood and structural alterations in pain related brain regions may be present, there is a greater acceptance that sensitization of the central nervous system (CNS) plays an important role in the development and maintenance of ...
Schuetz Philipp - - 2013
Acute respiratory infections (ARIs) comprise a large and heterogeneous group of infections including bacterial, viral and other aetiologies. In recent years, procalcitonin - the prohormone of calcitonin - has emerged as a promising marker for the diagnosis of bacterial infections and for improving decisions about antibiotic therapy. Several randomised controlled ...
Stanton Robert - - 2013
Objectives: There is growing evidence regarding the efficacy of exercise as a treatment strategy for patients with depression. This paper summarises the benefits of both cardiovascular and resistance exercise for patients with depression. Design: A narrative review design was employed. Supporting literature for the individual and combined benefits of both ...
Thompson Mindi N - - 2013
The experiences of vicarious unemployment (VU) among 17 undergraduate student participants who had a primary caregiver who was involuntarily unemployed were explored using grounded theory (Charmaz, 2006; Glaser & Strauss, 1967). Data from semistructured interviews with 15 women and 2 men revealed the nuanced nature of experiences with unemployment among ...
Paull Jd - - 2013
Isaac Aaron (1804 to 1877), an ambitious young medical practitioner, arrived in Sydney from Britain in 1838 and was registered by the New South Wales Medical Board the following year. After contributing to the Australian Medical Journal, established in August 1846 by William Baker, he became the editor in December ...
Su Long-Xiang - - 2013
Hospitalized patients often have higher rate of vitamin D deficiency than healthy people. Vitamin D levels below normal are associated with hospital stay, increased incidence of adverse prognosis and increased mortality of a number of diseases. Whether there is a relationship between vitamin D levels and infection or sepsis in ...
Yavuz C - - 2013
This study investigated the predictors of poor outcomes, including limb loss and death, in patients with femoral artery injuries. The study included 158 patients aged 2-82 (mean age 28.4 ± 16.5) with femoral arterial injury (common, deep, and superficial femoral artery) that were treated surgically between 2000 and 2010. Isolated ...
Coren Esther - - 2013
Numbers of street-connected children and young people run into many millions worldwide and include children and young people who live or work in street environments. Whether or not they remain connected to their families of origin, and despite many strengths and resiliencies, they are vulnerable to a range of risks ...
Bernhardsdottir Johanna - - 2013
A study of a brief cognitive behavioral group therapy intervention for psychologically distressed Icelandic female university students was conducted using a pre-post test quasi-experimental design with intervention and control group conditions. Students were randomly allocated to control and intervention group conditions (n = 30). The intervention group received four sessions ...
Jumah Naana Afua - - 2013
Objective: To assess Canadian obstetrics and gynaecology residents' knowledge of and experience in Indigenous women's health (IWH), including a self-assessment of competency, and to assess the ability of residency program directors to provide a curriculum in IWH and to assess the resources available to support this initiative. Methods: Surveys for ...
Nishikubo Naotsugu - - 2013
Purpose: Advances in computed tomography (CT) technology make it possible to obtain left ventricular wall motion using 3D reconstruction. In this study, we compared the images obtained from CT and (201)Tl electrocardiogram (ECG) gated single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). Methods: In 20 patients with ischemic heart disease, we performed ...
Sun Gang - - 2013
The clinical management of osteolytic metastases involving C2 is unique, because it is challenging to approach these lesions. Symptoms may vary from local pain to progressive neurological deficit. Surgery or radiotherapy have been the treatments of choice for several years; however, surgery may not bean option for patients with multiple ...
Müggler Simon A - - 2013
We report the case of a 58 year old man with unspecific lower abdominal pain, respiratory failure and shock. An acute aortic syndrome and a massive pulmonary embolism were excluded, and a coronary angiography for suspected acute myocardial infarction was performed, with detection of a high-grade stenosis of the left ...
Ojeda Lizette - - 2013
Limited research exists on day laborers' mental health. This study identifies relevant factors that influence the life satisfaction of 143 predominantly undocumented Latino male day laborers. Findings demonstrated the importance of familismo, spirituality, work satisfaction, perceived health, and perceived discrimination on life satisfaction. Given the deleterious impact discrimination can have ...
Rozet François - - 2013
High-risk prostate cancer (HRPC) has higher recurrence potential and multimodal treatment offers better outcomes in this population. The aim of this article is to comprehensively present the multimodal therapeutic options for HRPC. Review of the literature on HRPC with a literature selection based on evidence and practical considerations. Therapeutic options ...
Pandiyarajan C K - - 2013
Front Cover: An investigation into blood protein adsorption and platelet adhesion onto surface attached poly(allylacrylamide) networks is presented. The swelling of the surface attached networks is correlated with both cellular adhesion and the adsorption of blood proteins. These materials are promising for the generation of hemocompatible surfaces. Further details can ...
Xiao Li - - 2013
The human leukocyte antigen-G (HLA-G) has been considered to be an important tolerogeneic molecule playing an essential role in maternal-fetal tolerance, upregulated in the context of transplantation, malignancy, and inflammation, and has been correlated with various clinical outcomes. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical relevance of ...
Evsen M S - - 2013
The aim of this study was to investigate the antioxidative effects of estradiol (E), E plus progesteron (P) combination (E/P) and genistein (G) treatment in the brain of ovariectomized (OVX) rats. Adult female Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into five groups, with each group including ten rats. Rats were anesthetized and ...
Yu Xinfang - - 2013
Programmed cell death plays an important role in animal development, tissue homeostasis and eliminating harmful or virally infected cells. Necroptosis, a novel form of programmed cell death, is caspase independent but RIPK and RIPK3 dependent. Moreover, it is suggested that necroptosis can be specifically inhibited by small molecular inhibitors such ...
Glass Allison S - - 2013
Today, the majority of men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer will present with low-risk features of the disease. Because prostate cancer often takes an insidious course, it is debated whether the majority of these men require radical treatment and the accompanying derangement of quality of life domains imposed by surgery, ...
Sykes Kenneth T - - 2013
Cervical epidural steroid injections, administered either interlaminarly or transforaminally, are common injection therapies used in many interventional pain management practices to treat cervicalgia or cervicobrachial pain secondary to spondylosis or intervertebral disc displacement of the cervical spine. Among the risks associated with these procedures are the risk for inadvertent dural ...
Blackshaw L Ashley - - 2013
Preclinical experiments in rodent models have recently provided new information on the mechanisms underlying pain sensation in chronic visceral hypersensitivity, as well as insights into the mechanism of action of new drugs targeting abdominal pain in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This article describes the evidence base supporting the role of ...
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