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Gocho Takeshi - - 2013
The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and safety of single-incision laparoscopic fenestration and to introduce a new surgical technique. Laparoscopic fenestration has become a standard approach for symptomatic hepatic cysts because of the low recurrence rate and minimal postoperative pain. The single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) technique ...
Toktas Gokhan - - 2013
We evaluated a minimally invasive surgical technique involving a single percutaneous access with a laparoscopic trocar under video-cystoscopic vision for managing large bladder stones. All patients were candidates for open surgery. Fourteen patients with bladder stones larger than 3 cm in diameter or multiple stones were treated with this technique. The ...
Rath Alok - - 2013
Spigelian hernias, also known as spontaneous lateral ventral hernias, are rare primary ventral hernias arising in the Spigelian, or semilunar, line located at the lateral border of recti. Because of its varied presentation, clinical examination is often inconclusive. Traditional repair of such hernias use the open approach. Herein we report ...
Won Andy C M - - 2013
To determine whether local treatment of primary prostate cancer gives palliative benefit to men who later develop castrate-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Local treatments of primary prostate cancer are defined as radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) or external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). Patient records were reviewed in five different hospitals in Sydney, ...
Mathieu Romain - - 2013
To analyse the predictive factors of complications after robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (RALPN). Data from six French institutions on 240 patients who underwent RALPN between 2009 and 2011 were retrospectively reviewed. Clinical (age, body mass index, American Society of Anesthesiologists and Charlson comorbidity index scores, anticoagulant treatment), tumoral (size, R.E.N.A.L ...
Pugh Joseph - - 2013
To review a multi-institutional series of robot-assisted nephroureterectomy (RANU) for management of upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UUTUC) with respect to technique and perioperative outcomes. Between May 2007 and July 2011, 43 RANU were performed at three institutions for UUTUC with review of perioperative outcomes. A three- or four-armed robotic ...
Jousse Marylène - - 2013
To determine whether a strong urge to void could affect a person's attentional performance. To determine whether an attentional task could decrease a strong urge to void a prospective study was performed. Healthy adults were asked to perform two neuropsychological tests, the modified Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test (mPASAT) and ...
Lam Michelle - - 2013
WHAT'S KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT? AND WHAT DOES THE STUDY ADD?: Several studies have examined the functional role of tyrosine kinase receptors in the generation of spontaneous activity in various segments of the gastrointestinal and urogenital tracts through the application of its inhibitor, imatinib mesylate (Glivec®), but results are fairly ...
Maduwage K - - 2013
Context. Limited information exists on the coagulopathy caused by hump-nosed pit viper (Hypnale hypnale) envenoming. Objectives. This study aimed to characterise the coagulopathy in hump-nosed pit viper bites by measuring laboratory clotting times and factor studies. Materials and methods. Cases of hump-nosed pit viper envenoming were included from a prospective ...
Doane Leah D - - 2013
Alterations in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis functioning have been associated with major depression disorder (MDD) and some anxiety disorders. Few researchers have tested the possibility that high levels of recent life stress or elevations in negative emotion may partially account for the HPA axis alterations observed in these disorders. In a ...
Anthony Laura Gutermuth - - 2013
Although circumscribed interests are pathognomonic with autism, much about these interests remains unknown. Using the Interests Scale (IS), this study compares interests between 76 neurotypical (NT) individuals and 109 individuals with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (HF-ASD) matched groupwise on age, IQ, and gender ratio. Participants and their parents/caregivers completed diagnostic ...
Muhtadie Luma - - 2013
The additive and interactive relations of parenting styles (authoritative and authoritarian parenting) and child temperament (anger/frustration, sadness, and effortful control) to children's internalizing problems were examined in a 3.8-year longitudinal study of 425 Chinese children (aged 6-9 years) from Beijing. At Wave 1, parents self-reported on their parenting styles, and ...
Kouros Chrystyna D - - 2013
Symptoms of anxiety and depression are prevalent among adolescents and associated with impairment in multiple domains of functioning. Moreover, anxiety and depression frequently co-occur, with estimated comorbidity rates as high as 75%. Whereas previous research has shown that anxiety symptoms predict increased depressive symptoms over time, the relation between depressive ...
Sijtsema Jelle Jurrit - - 2013
The biological sensitivity to context hypothesis posits that high physiological reactivity (i.e., increases in arousal from baseline) constitutes heightened sensitivity to environmental influences, for better or worse. To test this hypothesis, we examined the interactive effects of family cohesion and heart rate reactivity to a public speaking task on aggressive/rule-breaking ...
Weems Carl F - - 2013
This study tested a theoretical model of continuity in anxious emotion and its links to academic achievement in disaster-exposed youth. An urban school based sample of youths (n = 191; Grades 4-8) exposed to Hurricane Katrina were assessed at 24 months (Time 1) and then again at 30 months (Time ...
Olson Sheryl L - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine whether five subcomponents of children's externalizing behavior showed distinctive patterns of long-term growth and predictive correlates. We examined growth in teachers' ratings of overt aggression, covert aggression, oppositional defiance, impulsivity/inattention, and emotion dysregulation across three developmental periods spanning kindergarten through Grade 8 ...
Gallo Richard L - - 2013
Modern immunology has seen an apparent revolution with the recognition that human immune defense is not only the responsibility of bone marrow-derived leucocytes, but also dependent on a coordinated network of many cell types including epithelial cells, fibroblasts and neural elements. This classic paper by Alexander Fleming and V.D. Allison ...
Alawi Seyed Arash - - 2013
In the clinical setting, optical coherence tomography (OCT) is applicable for the non-invasive diagnosis of skin cancer and may in particular be used for margin definition prior to excision. In this regard, OCT may improve the success rate of removing tumor lesions more effectively, preventing repetitive excision, which may subsequently ...
Poot Jacqueline - - 2013
A large fraction of the skin-homing T-cell population resides in the skin even under resting, non-inflammatory conditions. Here, we used a crawl-out culture method to retrieve T cells from human skin and characterized them using flow cytometric analysis. On average, 48000 viable, non-proliferating cells were retrieved per biopsy. We found ...
Fischer Michael R - - 2013
Blue light is a UV-free irradiation suitable for treating chronic skin inflammation, for example, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and hand- and foot eczema. However, a better understanding of the mode of action is still missing. For this reason, we investigated whether dendritic cells (DC) are directly affected by blue light irradiation ...
Lee Sung Won - - 2013
Bacillus subtilis-derived poly-γ-glutamic acid (γPGA) has demonstrated adjuvant activity in promoting Th1/Th17 cell differentiation. Here, the NC/Nga (NC) mouse model was used to determine whether γPGA modulates the outcome of atopic dermatitis (AD), which is known to be a Th2-biased immune disease. We found that oral administration of γPGA dramatically ...
Hadley Gina - - 2013
Tuberous sclerosis complex 1 (hamartin) is an effective endogenous neuroprotectant. Understanding the endogenous mechanism for neuroprotection mediated by hamartin may afford a novel approach to effective treatment of neurological diseases such as stroke, neurodegenerative diseases, and epilepsy, with possible applications to nonneurological conditions.
Lawrence Maggie - - 2013
Recent epidemiological studies have demonstrated an association between perceived psychological stress and ischemic stroke. A feature of stroke is recurrence; 30-40% within five-years following first transient ischemic attack/stroke. Equipping patients with skills and coping strategies to help reduce or manage perceived psychological stress may represent an important secondary prevention intervention. ...
Johnston S Claiborne - - 2013
Ischemic stroke and other vascular outcomes occur in 10-20% of patients in the three-months following a transient ischemic attack or minor ischemic stroke, and many are disabling. The highest risk period for these outcomes is the early hours and days immediately following the ischemic event. Aspirin is the most common ...
Gonzalez-Guarda R M - - 2013
Research suggest that Hispanics in the U.S. are disproportionately affected by the consequences of intimate partner violence. Nevertheless, few intimate partner violence prevention interventions have been developed to address the unique needs and preferences of this population. The Partnership for Domestic Violence Prevention is a community-based participatory research project that ...
Kerecman Jay - - 2013
Cholestasis affects 50% of extremely low-birth-weight infants. Its etiology remains poorly understood and the extent of liver injury in these infants is unclear. The premature baboon model provides an opportunity to study neonatal liver disease. We characterize hepatic histopathologic changes in this model. Archival tissue and data were obtained from ...
Bocquet Alain - - 2013
The aim of the present study was to compare the effect of Bifidobacterium animalis subspecies lactis (B lactis) alone or with 90% galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS) and 10% fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS) on infections in infants. In a multicenter trial, healthy, term, newborn infants ages 42 days or younger whose mothers had decided not ...
Hummel Thalia Z - - 2013
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic, debilitating disorder occurring in young patients in the most productive period of their lives. Little is known about the effect on the developmental trajectory of adolescents growing up with IBD. The purpose of this study was to assess the psychosocial developmental trajectory ("course ...
Zapata M - - 2013
To evaluate the effectiveness of two doses of doxapram in reversing acepromazine sedation in dogs. Using a crossover design, 10 adult mixed-breed dogs received 0·05 mg/kg acepromazine, intramuscularly (im) followed 30 minutes later by one of the three randomly determined treatments: 0·0625 mL/kg saline, intravenously (iv), 1·25 mg/kg doxapram, iv ...
Crawford K - - 2013
Transfusion of blood products is an important component of veterinary emergency medicine. Donors must be carefully selected to minimise risk of transmission of blood-borne infectious agents. This study was devised to assess the prevalence of such agents in healthy, non-travelled UK dogs screened as prospective donors. Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid blood samples ...
Beck Travis W - - 2013
Beck, TW. The importance of a priori sample size estimation in strength and conditioning research. J Strength Cond Res 27(8): 2323-2337, 2013-The statistical power, or sensitivity of an experiment, is defined as the probability of rejecting a false null hypothesis. Only 3 factors can affect statistical power: (a) the significance ...
Ewing James R - - 2013
A review of the selection of models in dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) is conducted, with emphasis on the balance between the bias and variance required to produce stable and accurate estimates of vascular parameters. The vascular parameters considered as a first-order model are the forward volume transfer constant K(trans) , ...
Nougaret Stephanie - - 2013
Rectal cancer is a common and serious disease in the Western hemisphere. Optimal treatment of rectal cancer involves a multidisciplinary approach, with collaboration required between radiologists, oncologists, surgeons, and pathologists to achieve local control and decrease the rate of recurrence. Several studies have been published that show the ability to ...
Lopez-Higes R - - 2013
INTRODUCTION. One research strategy that can be used with the cognitive reserve is to establish groups of elderly persons who differ in key variables that affect the cognitive reserve and then compare their performance in cognitive tests. AIMS. To determine which of the variables that have an influence on the ...
Barja S - - 2013
INTRODUCTION. Children with neurological diseases that impose severe limitations on their mobility have a deficient quality of life (QL). AIMS. To study whether the QL of such patients improves with the application of a programme of audiovisual stimulation. PATIENTS AND METHODS. A prospective study was conducted on nine children, six ...
Castrillo-Sanz A - - 2013
INTRODUCTION. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinical-radiological syndrome with acute or sub-acute presenting symptoms characterised by the presence of headache, vomiting, epileptic seizures, visual disorders and altered level of consciousness associated to lesions mainly located in the white matter of the posterior regions of the brain. CASE REPORT. ...
Collado-Vazquez S - - 2013
INTRODUCTION. Different neurological diseases have often been portrayed in literature, cinema and television. Tics and Tourette syndrome, for example, are commonly represented from different perspectives, which are sometimes very realistic but in some cases are used for more dramatic purposes or to make a character look ridiculous. One of the ...
Sumpio Brandon - - 2013
A variety of postsurgical dressings are used after a below-knee amputation (BKA), but there is no evidence-based guideline on which dressing to use. The purpose of this study was to compare the application of immediate postoperative rigid dressings or soft dressings on the healing times of BKA. In this retrospective ...
Rits Yevgeniy - - 2013
Clinical studies have suggested a benefit for hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) treatment in decreasing symptomatic restenosis after coronary angioplasty. We hypothesize that HBO treatment will decrease hyperplastic intimal area after arterial balloon injury in a rat. Fifty-four male Sprague-Dawley rats (Charles River Laboratories, Wilmington, MA) were randomly assigned either to room ...
Pirvu Augustin - - 2013
Infected aneurysms of the extracranial carotid arteries are uncommon. This article presents a complete review of the literature on this condition, illustrated with a case report. This case report describes a mycotic aneurysm of carotid bifurcation with proven infection of the arterial wall from Salmonella enteritidis. The treatment consisted of ...
Dell'osso Bernardo - - 2013
Bipolar depression is considered the most difficult-to-treat phase of bipolar disorder, in relation to its pervasiveness and efficacy and/or tolerability limitations of available treatments. Indeed, most mood stabilizers and atypical antipsychotics are not as effective in ameliorating depressive compared with manic symptoms, and entail substantial tolerability limitations. However, the use ...
Goodrich David E - - 2013
Collaborative care models (CCMs) provide a pragmatic strategy to deliver integrated mental health and medical care for persons with mental health conditions served in primary care settings. CCMs are team-based intervention to enact system-level redesign by improving patient care through organizational leadership support, provider decision support, and clinical information systems, ...
Bornstein Marc H - - 2013
Two independent prospective longitudinal studies that cumulatively spanned the age interval from 4 years to 14 years used multiwave designs to investigate developmental associations between language and behavioral adjustment (internalizing and externalizing behavior problems). Altogether 224 children, their mothers, and teachers provided data. Series of nested path analysis models were ...
Chaban Bonnie - - 2013
Objective-To compare the recovery rates of Campylobacter fetus subsp venerealis (Cfv) from preputial scrapings of infected bulls with passive filtration on selective medium versus nonselective medium, with and without transport medium. Samples-217 preputial scrapings from 12 bulls (4 naturally and 8 artificially infected with Cfv). Procedures-Preputial scrapings were collected in ...
Ames Marisa K - - 2013
Objective-To determine whether a high dosage of pimobendan, when administered concurrently with moderate-dosage furosemide to healthy dogs, would activate the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) more than furosemide alone. Animals-12 healthy dogs. Procedures-6 dogs received furosemide (2.0 mg/kg, PO, q 12 h) only, as an RAAS activator, for 10 days. The other ...
Constable Peter D - - 2013
Objective-To determine the degree of agreement between 2 analyzers for measurement of total CO2 concentration (ctCO2) in equine plasma. Animals-6 healthy untrained horses, 6 trained Standardbreds undergoing a simulated race protocol, and 135 trained Standardbreds at a racetrack. Procedures-Jugular venous blood samples were obtained from all horses. Two analyzers (commonly ...
Nieto Jorge E - - 2013
Objective-To determine the effects of domperidone on in vivo and in vitro measures of gastrointestinal tract motility and contractility in healthy horses. Sample-18 adult horses and tissue samples from an additional 26 adult horses. Procedures-Domperidone or placebo paste was administered to healthy horses in a 2-period crossover study. Gastric emptying ...
McBride Duana - - 2013
Objective-To determine whether dilution of blood samples from healthy dogs with 2 hydroxyethyl starch (HES) solutions, HES 130/0.4 and HES 200/0.5, would result in platelet dysfunction as measured by closure time (Ct) beyond a dilutional effect. Sample-Citrated blood samples from 10 healthy dogs with a Ct within reference limits (52 ...
Agrawal Vikesh - - 2013
External angular dermoid cysts are benign lesions that are excised through an incision over the eyebrow. This leaves a visible scar that may not be cosmetically acceptable. Herein, we describe a minimally invasive subcutaneoscopic technique that involves placing incisions above the hairline to avoid scarring on the face. This is ...
Ishii Yoshiyuki - - 2013
We report our experience of a reduced-port laparoscopic surgery as an advanced laparoscopic surgery for rectal cancer. Twelve selected patients with clinical T1-2 and N0 rectal cancer (clinical stage I) underwent low anterior resection of the rectum. The procedures were performed with one port plus a multiple-instrument access port with ...
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