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Gulhas N - - 2013
We aimed to compare the effect of remifentanil without muscle relaxant with succinylcholine for intubation in microlaryngoscopy. Eighty patients were randomly divided into two groups: Group R (n=40) and S (n=40) received remifentanil 4 µg/kg intravenously or 1 µg/kg respectively. Anesthesia was induced with 2 mg/kg propofol in both groups. ...
Pizzo James J - - 2013
Numerous factors contribute to an organization's "risk tolerance" under performance-based risk arrangements, including its size, patient population, and the strength of its financial position. There are three types of risk inherent in value-based contracting: Financial risk. Actuarial risk. Strategic risk.
Nakamura Nadine - - 2013
Asians are the largest racial minority in Canada making up 11% of the population and represented over 60% of new immigrants between 2001 and 2006. We examined the experiences of community integration for first-generation (n = 27) and second-generation (n = 22) Asian Canadian men who have sex with men ...
Szeverényi Csenge - - 2013
Recently, various ways of carrying a baby have become popular again. Different methods and options of infant carrying are largely influenced by current fashion trends. The term of baby carrying refers to carrying the infant close to the caregiver's body with special devices, which aid attachment parenting. The authors often ...
Gao Shuo-Hui - - 2013
Colon cancer is one of the major malignancies worldwide and it still remains resistant to much of the currently available chemotherapy. Downregulation of HGF/c-Met signaling pathway is an emerging therapy for cancer treatment. In this study, the inhibitory effects of c-Met phosphorylation were observed with SU11274 on different colon cancer ...
Robles N R - - 2013
To evaluate the relationship between chronic renal failure (CFR) defined through HUGE (hematocrit, urea and gender) formula score and the patient's cardiovascular risk measured through cardiovascular disease antecedents such as ischemic cardiopathy, cerebrovascular disease and peripheral arterial disease. The sample consisted of 2,831 subjects. Mean age was 51.2±14.7 years and ...
Freedman Stephen B - - 2013
Acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is an extremely common paediatric condition, which results in significant morbidity in children and is a financial burden to the society. The purpose of this overview is to critically evaluate the evidence currently available in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) regarding the efficacy and safety ...
McClain Natalie - - 2013
It is unclear whether survivors of trauma are at risk of emotional or psychological distress when they participate in research because there is little data on the subjective experience of research study participants and how they make meaning from their participation in research. This qualitative descriptive study explored the experience ...
Shatwan Israa Ali - - 2013
Abstract This study aimed to evaluate the effects of barley flour, crude cinnamon, and their combination on blood glucose, serum insulin, serum lipid profile, and serum adipose tissue hormones in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Male Wistar rats (n=35) were divided into five groups: nondiabetic, diabetic, diabetic group fed 5% cinnamon, diabetic ...
Lee Marette H - - 2013
Objective: To review recurrence patterns and survival outcomes of women receiving preoperative radiotherapy for clinical stage II endometrial cancer in British Columbia. Methods: We performed a retrospective population-based cohort study of all patients with clinical stage II endometrial cancer who were referred to the British Columbia Cancer Agency from 2000 ...
Seo Yumi - - 2013
Enterococcus faecalis is one of the most common pathogens linked to chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP). Owing to a limited number of previous studies addressing this topic, we aimed to determine the drug resistance patterns of E. faecalis strains isolated from CBP patients. One thousand twenty-one patients visited a single hospital ...
Kouno Tomohiro - - 2013
Image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) is an increasingly commonly adopted technique. As a result, however, total patient dose is increasing rapidly, especially when kV-cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is applied. This study investigated the dosimetry of kV-CBCT using a Farmer ionization chamber with a (60)Co absorbed-dose calibration factor. The absorbed-dose measurements were ...
Vuichard Danielle - - 2013
In this second part about sexually transmitted infections (STI) we focus on the commonest pathogens related with genital ulcer disease, including Herpes simplex virus, Treponema pallidum and Chlamydia trachomatis. As most of these pathogens can cause long-term sequelae if left untreated it is of upmost importance to be familiar with ...
Zhu Shi-Wen - - 2013
Surgical treatment of acetabular fracture has long been a challenging area in the field of orthopedic trauma. The aim of this research was to investigate the operative methods for delayed acetabular fractures and to assess the operation results. The operative approaches, procedures, results, and complications of the delayed acetabular fractures ...
Zagrocki Laura - - 2013
Metastasis to the foot is rarely presented in the literature. We describe a 56-year-old woman with nonspecific pain in the left foot, ankle, and knee for 3 months. The patient was diagnosed as having urothelial carcinoma with metastasis to the left lower extremity, including the foot. This diagnosis was reached ...
Akinyemi Ayodele J - - 2013
Abstract Ginger has reportedly been used in folk medicine for the management and prevention of hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, this study sought to investigate the inhibitory effect of aqueous extracts of two varieties of ginger on a key enzyme linked to hypertension (angiotensin I-converting enzyme [ACE]), and on ...
Bigler Erin D - - 2013
Objective: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides a method to identify and quantify abnormalities resulting from traumatic brain injury (TBI). MRI abnormalities in children with TBI have not been fully characterized according to the frequency, location, and quantitative measurement of a range of pathologies critical for studies of neuropsychological outcome. Here, ...
Yamaçake Kleiton Gabriel Ribeiro - - 2013
Early surgical management is the standard of care for penile fracture. Conservative treatment is an option with recent reports revealing lower success rates. We reviewed the data and long-term outcomes of patients with penile injury submitted to surgical or conservative treatment. Between January 2004 and February 2012, 42 patients with ...
Woo Jae Hee - - 2013
Radicular pain has been considered to be a relative contraindication to vertebroplasty. It was reported by some authors in the literature that percutaneous vertebroplasty (PV) in these conditions were performed without complications. We describe a patient with radicular pain related to compression of the dorsal root ganglion by malignant tumor ...
Pinzone M R MR Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy. - - 2013
Vitamin D deficiency is very common among HIV-infected subjects. We cross-sectionally evaluated the prevalence and risk factors for hypovitaminosis D in 91 HIV-infected Italian patients. We studied in a cohort of 91 HIV-infected Italian patients the metabolism of Vitamin D by evaluating the in vitro expression of CYP27B1, CYP24A1 and ...
Wilensky Gail R - - 2013
At most times, the IRS is one of America's least loved institutions, but this past month has been a particularly bad period for the agency.
Pahlitzsch M - - 2013
Background: Poppers are a common drug belonging to the alkyl nitrite group and in use for several decades. They can be legally purchased for air freshening, but are illegal to buy for inhalation. Abuse is associated with maculopathy and visual loss as a rare side effect.Method: A case series of ...
Kuratko Connye N - - 2013
Childhood is a period of brain growth and maturation. The long chain omega-3 fatty acid, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), is a major lipid in the brain recognized as essential for normal brain function. In animals, low brain DHA results in impaired learning and behavior. In infants, DHA is important for optimal ...
Feizi Ten T The Glycosciences Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom. - - 2013
Oligosaccharide sequences in glycomes of eukaryotes and prokaryotes are enormously diverse. The reasons are not fully understood, but there is an increasing number of examples of the involvement of specific oligosaccharide sequences as ligands in protein-carbohydrate interactions in health and, directly or indirectly, in every major disease, be it infectious ...
Ying B - - 2013
With the idea of "replacing lost tissure with similar tissure in kind", vessel-pedicled palate mucosal flap, pedicled buccal musculomucosal flap and adjacent tongue musculomucosal flap could be the ideal approaches to soft palate reconstruction. To assess the adjacent tongue musculomucosal flap for soft palate reconstruction. From August 2010 to July ...
Chang Janet - - 2013
The present study utilized data from the National Latino and Asian American Study to examine ethnic and generational differences in family cultural conflict and family cohesion and how the effects of such family conflict and cohesion on lifetime service use vary by generation status for Latino Americans (n = 2,554) ...
Monteverde Settimio - - 2013
The increasing number of ethical issues highlighted in everyday nursing care demonstrates the connectedness between nursing ethics and nursing practice. However, what is the role of ethical theories in this context? This question will be examined in this article by analysing the contribution made by the ethics of care, in ...
Zhang Ya-Feng - - 2013
Epidemiological study showed that the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors was associated with higher bone mineral density (BMD) in older people, especially male subjects, which suggested that angiotensin II may have a detrimental effect on bone. Therefore, blocking its effect may have a beneficial effect on bone health. Six-month-old male ...
Zhang L - - 2013
Circadian rhythms tend to change as animals age; however, the molecular mechanisms underlying these are not yet fully understood. To investigate whether the DNA methylation of clock genes changes with age and contributes to circadian dysfunction in aged animals. We examined the methylation of clock promoters in the stomach, kidney, ...
Pizzi Carmine - - 2013
Patients with acute or chronic ischemic heart disease have a high incidence of depression, and a variable proportion of patients (ranging from 14% to 47%) suffer from major or subclinical depression. In addition, chronic depression has been shown to be associated with the development or progression of coronary atherosclerosis. Besides ...
Crane Joan M G - - 2013
Objective: To evaluate the effects of extreme obesity (pre-pregnancy BMI ≥ 50.0 kg/m2) in pregnancy on maternal and perinatal outcomes. Methods: We conducted a population-based cohort study using the Newfoundland and Labrador Perinatal Database to compare obstetric outcomes in women with extreme obesity and those with a normal BMI (pre-pregnancy ...
Seong Ki Taek - - 2013
To evaluate the validity of the University of California San Francisco Cancer of the Prostate Risk Assessment-S score (CAPRA-S score), a biochemical indicator of recurrent prostate cancer that uses histopathologic data, in Korean prostate cancer patients. A total of 203 prostate cancer patients who underwent radical prostatectomy between February 1997 ...
Albers Sheri L - - 2013
Evidence based medicine (EBM) is currently dominated by the randomized controlled trial (RCT). The addition of a placebo arm to the trial in hopes of further elimination of bias in the outcome gives it a higher position in the hierarchy of the levels of evidence, resulting in a higher grade ...
Wu Xue-Ping - - 2013
Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation (IABP) is a mechanical cardiac-assist device that is used for cardiac support. There are no published reports about the use of IABP in elderly Chinese patients, especially for those over 80 years old. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical outcomes, influencing factors, and ...
Landman James H - - 2013
Conversations on improving the value of health care often focus on clinical performance improvement efforts. Yet during Phase 2 of HFMA's Value Project research, CFOs time and again identified the revenue cycle as the place where their hospital's performance improvement efforts have begun.
Fong Shirley S M - - 2013
Background: This study aims to investigate the effect of taekwondo footwear on unilateral stance stability and use of postural control strategies and to determine whether taekwondo footwear influences the somatosensory inputs for postural stability and postural strategies in young adults. Methods: A quasi-randomized crossover trial was conducted on 33 healthy ...
Liu Jiping J Department of Pharmacology of Chinese Materia Medica, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, - - 2013
Diabetic encephalopathy (DE) is one of the severe complications in patients with diabetes mellitus. Paeonol, an active compound isolated from the root bark of Paeonia suffruticosa, has significant antidiabetic activity in vivo. However, its underlying beneficial effects on DE were unclear. In the present study, the protective activity of paeonol ...
Park Chan Hong - - 2013
Cervical central stenosis (CCS) is a narrowing of the spinal canal that can cause mechanical compression of the spinal nerve and roots, leading to neck pain and/or radicular pain. Cervical epidural steroid injections are commonly used in the treatment of CCS. After failure of epidural steroid injections, the next sequential ...
Choo Karen Jui Lin - - 2013
Anaphylaxis is a serious hypersensitivity reaction that is rapid in onset and may result in death. Anaphylaxis guidelines recommend glucocorticoids for the treatment of people experiencing anaphylaxis.  We sought to assess the benefits and harms of glucocorticoid treatment during episodes of anaphylaxis. In our previous version we searched the literature ...
Bowers Len - - 2013
Although individual conflict and containment events among acute psychiatric inpatients have been studied in some detail, the relationship of these events to each other has not. In particular, little is known about the temporal order of events for individual patients. This study aimed to identify the most common pathways from ...
Regier Dean A - - 2013
Objective: To examine colposcopists' attitudes regarding human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing as a primary screening tool for cervical cancer. Methods: Questionnaires administered in 2010 and 2011 during workshops in British Columbia elicited colposcopists' attitudes using a series of five-point Likert-style scales (strongly disagree to strongly agree) and binary (yes/no) response ...
Tack Jan - - 2013
Current interventions for irritable bowel syndrome with constipation tend to target single symptoms of the disorder, with multiple symptom relief only achieved through the use of combinations of therapies. Hence, there remains an unmet need for well-tolerated and effective treatments for irritable bowel syndrome with constipation that target abdominal symptoms, ...
O'Neill Daniel P - - 2013
By looking at metrics focusing on the functionality, age, capital investment, transparency, and sustainability (FACTS) of their organizations' facilities, facilities management teams can build potential business cases to justify upgrading the facilities. A FACTS analysis can ensure that capital spent on facilities will produce a higher or more certain ROI ...
Tummala-Narra Pratyusha - - 2013
Although discrimination has been found to contribute to psychological distress among immigrant populations, there are few studies that have examined the relationship between racial and ethnic discrimination in the school setting among foreign-born immigrant and U.S.-born immigrant-origin adolescents. This study examined the relationship between perceived discrimination by adults and peers ...
Bogen Etai M - - 2013
Since the initial development of telegraphy by Sir Charles Wheatstone in 1837 and the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell in 1875, doctors have been able to convey medical information across great distances. The exchange and sharing of medical information has evolved and adapted to suit the vast array of today's ...
Gulácsi László - - 2013
Introduction:C. difficile causes 25 percent of the antibiotic associated infectious nosocomial diarrhoeas. C. difficile infection is a high-priority problem of public health in each country. The available literature of C. difficile infection's epidemiology and disease burden is limited. Aim: Review of the epidemiology, including seasonality and the risk of recurrences, ...
Layer Peter - - 2013
Irritable bowel syndrome is a heterogeneous disease with a complex underlying pathophysiology and multiple symptoms - that is, clinical manifestation patterns. As such, management of irritable bowel syndrome requires a flexible approach tailored to the individual patient. This article reviews rational, evidence-based management strategy and treatment options for this variable ...
Showalter J Stuart - - 2013
Action steps hospitals and health systems should take to prepare for a public relations (PR) crisis include the following: Develop a plan for dealing with PR crises that establishes a central incident command center and sets forth clear lines of authority and responsibility. Provide the name, phone number, email address, ...
Jones Nev - - 2013
Although the hearing voices movement (HVM) has yet to take root in the US to the extent it has in the UK (and parts of Australia and Europe), recent publications and events, including a keynote presentation by UK hearing voices trainer Ron Coleman at the 2012 Annual NAMI convention and ...
Daragó László - - 2013
Telemedicine is used more and more frequently worldwide. It is increasingly popular in North America, Australia, South Africa, as well as the Scandinavian countries. However, it is not commonly used in Hungary despite various attempts, which is presumably due to earlier dismissive governmental attitude. In this paper the authors analyze ...
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