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Christou Nicolas - - 2013
Canada needs to increase capacity for bariatric surgery to reduce the wait for this cost-effective, life-saving surgery. The aim of this study was to test whether laparoscopic bariatric surgery, including gastric bypass, can be delivered safely in secondary health care centres (SHCCs). In this prospective cohort study, patients received bariatric ...
Hirshberg Adi - - 2013
Reversed diastolic flow in the middle cerebral artery has been described as a terminal sign in the growth-restricted fetus. The implication of this in a normally grown fetus is unknown. Middle cerebral artery Doppler velocimetry was performed at 28 weeks of gestation in the setting of decreased fetal movement and ...
Fowler Kathryn J - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of preoperative imaging for diagnosis of combined hepatocellular cholangiocarcinoma tumors and to evaluate the clinical and imaging features and demographics of patients presenting to our institution with such tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS. From January 2001 to January 2011, ...
Nazneen Feroze - - 2013
The modification of stent surfaces with nano-structures has the potential for limiting late stent restenosis. We report here the patterning of 316L austentitic stainless steel with arrays of nano-pits of two nominal diameters: 120 and 180 nm. These nano-textured surfaces were prepared by focused ion beam milling. The influence of ...
Wu Junshu - - 2013
A swift and efficient approach to converting organic dye effluents into fresh water could be of substantial benefit. In this study, we presented facile hydrothermal synthesis of K1.33Mn8O16 nanowires in ammonium fluoride (NH4F) aqueous solution. The crystallization process of K1.33Mn8O16 nanowires was investigated. The as-obtained K1.33Mn8O16 nanowires were used for ...
Sun Bo - - 2013
We investigated the controlled fabrication of uniform vertical aligned silicon nanowires with desired length, diameter and location by combining nanosphere lithograph and metal assisted chemical etching techniques. The close-packed polystyrene nanospheres array was obtained by self-assemble technique, followed by reactive ion etching to acquire a non-close-packed monolayer template. Subsequently, the ...
Swank Morgan L - - 2013
Approximately 2% of all pregnancies are ectopic; of these, 4% are interstitial or cervical. There exists no clear consensus as to whether surgical or medical management is superior. We present three cases of advanced nonfallopian tube ectopic pregnancies from 6 to 8 weeks of gestation. Our first two cases were ...
Rezai Pedram - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. This article reviews the functional, molecular, and disease-specific imaging biomarkers of treatment response. CONCLUSION. Substantial progress has been made in the evolution of drugs directed at specific targets of the tumor lifecycle. These novel agents are predominantly cytostatic, and their efficacy may be optimally evaluated by functional, molecular, and ...
Moore Leonardo - - 2013
Although we fundamentally agree with Schilbach et al., we argue here that there is still some residual utility for non-interactive scenarios in social neuroscience. They may be useful to quantify individual differences in prosocial inclination that are not influenced by concerns about reputation or social pressure.
Meffert Harma H Department of Neuroscience, University of Groningen, University Medical Centre Groningen, The - - 2013
Psychopathy is a personality disorder associated with a profound lack of empathy. Neuroscientists have associated empathy and its interindividual variation with how strongly participants activate brain regions involved in their own actions, emotions and sensations while viewing those of others. Here we compared brain activity of 18 psychopathic offenders with ...
Park Se Won - - 2013
In this study, novel ruthenium complexes substituted with donor antenna group were designed and studied theoretically to enhance the photovoltaic. We have compared the well known N3 dye and Ru(II) complexes substituted with antenna groups, such as a conjugated phenoxazine (POZ) of one site, two conjugated POZs of both site ...
Carel Havi Hannah - - 2013
In this article, I propose that illness is philosophically revealing and can be used to explore human experience. I suggest that illness is a limit case of embodied experience. By pushing embodied experience to its limit, illness sheds light on normal experience, revealing its ordinary and thus overlooked structure. Illness ...
Boes Stephanie S Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA. - - 2013
Peripartum hysterectomy is performed for a variety of indications, including abnormal placentation, retained placenta, uterine rupture, and uterine atony. Most cases are emergent and performed through open laparotomy. At 20 weeks of gestation, a patient with previous endometrial ablation had ruptured membranes and delivered her fetus but not her placenta. ...
Jhaveri Kartik - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the interval growth, tumor recurrence, and metastatic disease occurrence of cystic renal cell carcinoma (RCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS. Pre-and posttreatment imaging of 47 histologically proven cystic RCCs, with at least 6 months of pretreatment imaging monitoring or at least 2 years ...
Kim Kwangsik - - 2013
In this paper, we present a finite element method (FEM) study of space charge effects in organic light emitting diodes. Our model includes a Gaussian density of states to account for the energetic disorder in organic semiconductors and the Fermi-Dirac statistics to account for the charge hopping process between uncorrelated ...
Khadka Jyoti - - 2013
The aim of this article was to systematically review all the available ophthalmic patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments (questionnaires) that demonstrated interval measurement properties to identify the instruments with the highest psychometric quality for use in different eye diseases and conditions. An extensive literature review was carried out to identify all ...
Sheehan Scott E - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. Acute traumatic glenohumeral dislocation is one of the most commonly encountered shoulder injuries and can produce a complex combination of associated bony and soft-tissue injuries, the full extent of which is often initially underappreciated. The objectives of this article are to illustrate the relevant anatomy of the shoulder and ...
Zhu Mei - - 2013
We report results of an attempt to create nanostructures on polyethylene terephthalate substrate using the interference lithography and plasma etching technique. Methods to create nanogrooves, nanopillars, nanofins and nanoholes have been presented. The effects of chemical and physical etching associated with plasma etching on the synthesis of nanostructures were examined ...
Kuhlmann E - - 2013
Across Europe, long-term care (LTC) is one of the most challenging areas of social policy. Despite a growing awareness of the problems and improved data, current institutional reforms are an ineffective response to demographic change. This article aims to provide an overview of the challenges of future nursing and care ...
Kaya Z - - 2013
It has been known that there was a relation between the activities of serum paraoxonase (PON) and the severity of the coronary artery disease. However, little is known about association of coronary artery calcification (CAC) and serum PON activities. The aim of this study is to evaluate the relationship between ...
Mathiesen Emily - - 2013
Most cases of abnormal placentation are associated with a history of one or more cesarean deliveries. Uterine leiomyomas and treatment for such a diagnosis are also risk factors for placenta accreta and should be viewed as such. A 34-year-old woman underwent a hysteroscopic myomectomy and became pregnant 6 months later. ...
Komori Masahiro - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. The objective of this study was to investigate the correlation between pathologic findings and arterial tumor enhancement at MDCT gastrography of patients with a prognosis of advanced gastric cancer after curative resection. MATERIALS AND METHODS. The cases of 41 patients with advanced gastric cancer (23 men, 18 women; age ...
Gambi Chiara - - 2013
A second-person perspective in neuroscience is particularly appropriate for the study of communication. We describe how the investigation of joint language tasks can contribute to our understanding of the mechanisms underlying interaction.
Yun Juhyung - - 2013
To improve Plasmonic energy harvesting, the Al doped ZnO (AZO) and Si heterojunction was studied for plasmonic photovoltaic applications. Silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) were embedded in AZO, resulting in direct energy absoption from Ag NPs, positioned close to the junction. This structure has a benefit of avoiding highly doped lossy ...
Chae Hyang Hoon - - 2013
The boric oxide deposition was performed to improve the oxidation resistivity of carbon nanofiber (CNF) from electrospinning at elevated temperatures. The stabilized electrospun polyacrylonitrile (PAN) nanofibers were coated with boric oxide, followed by heat treatment up to 1000, 1200, and 1400 degrees C in an inert nitrogen atmosphere. The relative ...
Noh Hwa Jung - - 2013
We report the synthesis of biogenic silver nanoparticles using chlorogenic acid as a bioreducing agent. Chlorogenic acid is a polyphenol compound abundant in coffee. UV-Vis spectra showed the characteristic surface plasmon resonance band at 415 nm, indicating the successful synthesis of biogenic silver nanoparticles. Spherical and irregular shaped nanoparticles were ...
Chen E-Q - - 2013
In the past decade, the treatment of chronic Hepatitis B (CHB) has been revolutionized by the increased availability of effective antiviral agents. However, there is an alarming of the increasing rates of viral resistance and suboptimal response in CHB patients with single drug therapy. Recently, the strategy of combination therapy ...
Latham Keziah - - 2013
To evaluate the impact of a facilitated peer group emotional support service on visual quality of life (VQoL). Consecutive participants in an emotional support service delivered to groups of up to six and facilitated by trained counselors were recruited (n = 29). The VCM1 (Vision Quality-of-life Core Measure) instrument was ...
Alhilali Lea M - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. Patients with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt for the management of hydrocephalus often undergo multiple head CT examinations for assessment of shunt malfunction. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether a limited three-slice CT protocol would consistently provide adequate information for the diagnosis of shunt malfunction with a decrease ...
Schilbach Leonhard - - 2013
In spite of the remarkable progress made in the burgeoning field of social neuroscience, the neural mechanisms that underlie social encounters are only beginning to be studied and could - paradoxically - be seen as representing the "dark matter" of social neuroscience. Recent conceptual and empirical developments consistently indicate the need for investigations that ...
Choi Nak-Jin - - 2013
Thick film semiconductor gas sensors based on aluminum-doped zinc oxide (AZO) with nanoparticle size were fabricated to detect volatile organic compound (VOC) existed in building, especially, formaldehyde (HCHO) gas which was known as the cause of sick building syndrome. The sensing materials for screen printing were prepared using roll milling ...
Isfort M - - 2013
The following article represents the main results of studies in Germany treating the situation of nurses in hospitals and in long term care units focussing the image of nursing work-on the one hand from the public's and on the other hand from the nurses' perspectives. The article enters into the ...
Patil Avinash S AS Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA. - - 2013
Romiplostim, a thrombopoietin mimetic, is a novel therapeutic option for patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura. We report on the effects of romiplostim use throughout pregnancy. A 28-year-old primigravid woman with chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura initiated a planned pregnancy on romiplostim. The second and third trimesters were marked by a ...
Czuczman Gregory J - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study is to show the impact of a web-based image quality assurance reporting system on the rates of three common image quality errors at our institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS. A web-based image quality assurance reporting system was developed and used beginning in April 2009. Image ...
Li D B - - 2013
We report the fabrication of VO2(M) nanocrystals by direct thermal oxidation V2O3 nanocrystals. The controlling of the thermal oxidation temperature and vacuum is essential for obtaining pure VO2(M) nanocrystals. The VO2(M) nanocrystals have nearly a spherical morphology with sizes ranging from 50 to 80 nm and well dispersed. The phase ...
Fuchs M - - 2013
This article provides a detailed analysis of the current state of the labor market for long-term carers in the Federal States of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia and uses model calculations to derive trends until the year 2025. Examining the current situation, we look at the ratio of unemployed persons to ...
Jeun Minhong - - 2013
In this work, the AC magnetically-induced heating characteristics of various viscous nanofluids with either soft ferrite (Fe3O4) or hard ferrite (CoFe2O4) superparamagnetic nanoparticles (SPNPs) were investigated to empirically and physically interpret the contribution of "Néel relaxation loss power, P(Néel relaxation loss)," or "Brown relaxation loss power, P(Brown relaxation loss)," to ...
Xing H-J - - 2013
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common congenital anomaly in newborns and about 1.35 million infants are born with CHD each year worldwide. Recently a large category of copy number variants (CNVs), were established to be a major contributor of the pathophysiology of CHD. To date most studies focused ...
Rickert Robert C RC Program on Inflammatory Diseases, Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases Center, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, 10901 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037, USA. - - 2013
The B cell receptor (BCR) and its precursor (pre-BCR) control B cell homeostasis, differentiation and function. Moreover, aberrant pre-BCR and BCR signalling have a central role in B cell neoplasia; for example, enhanced positive signalling or disrupted negative signalling downstream of the pre-BCR promotes B cell acute lymphocytic leukaemia. The ...
Noh Joseph J - - 2013
Unscarred uterine rupture in association with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and long-term steroid treatment is rare. A 36-year-old primigravid woman conceived a twin gestation after in vitro fertilization therapy. At 23 weeks of gestation, she was found to have a spontaneous rupture of the uterus. Her medical history was significant ...
Cauley Keith A - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to review recent advances in diffusion-tensor imaging (DTI) and tractography of the cranial and peripheral nerves. CONCLUSION. Advances in MR data acquisition and postprocessing methods are permitting high-resolution DTI of the cranial and peripheral nerves in the clinical setting. DTI offers information beyond ...
Rijswijk Lia van - - 2013
Wound measurement is the only evidence-based predictor of healing.
Lewis Charlie - - 2013
Schilbach et al.'s model assumes that the ability to "experience" minds is already present in human infants and therefore falls foul of the very intellectualist problems it attempts to avoid. We propose an alternative relational, action-based account, which attempts to grasp how the individual's construction of knowledge develops within interactions.
Plascencia-Villa Germán - - 2013
Self-assembled structures derived of viral proteins display sophisticated structures that are difficult to obtain with even advanced synthesis methods and the use of protein nanotubes for synthesis and organization of inorganic nanoarrays into well-defined architectures are here reported. Nanoparticle arrays derived of rotavirus VP6 nanotubes were synthesized by in situ ...
Ye Xiaoming - - 2013
Laparoscopic surgery for common bile duct stones varies procedurally from a transcystic approach to laparoscopic choledochotomy (LC) with or without biliary drainage. However, LC is a difficult procedure with higher documented morbidity than the transcystic approach. We retrospectively investigated risk factors for adverse outcomes of LC. We used logistic regression ...
Duraisamy Navaneethan - - 2013
This paper is focused on printed techniques for the fabrication of hybrid structure of silver (Ag) grid/poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene): Poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) on polyethylene terepthalate (PET) as a flexible substrate. Ag grid has been printed on PET substrate by using gravure offset printing process, followed by PEDOT:PSS thin film deposition on Ag grid ...
Majumdar Anuradha Sandeep - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of smokeless tobacco extract on ovariectomized female rats and to investigate the role of resveratrol in alleviating associated vascular and diabetic complications. Thirty-six female Wistar rats (8 wk old) were subjected to bilateral ovariectomy (OVX) or sham operation and randomly ...
Roesel Daniel M - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to assess normal imaging findings and complications after laparoscopic greater curvature plication on luminal upper gastrointestinal studies and CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS. This was a retrospective chart review of 24 adults who underwent laparoscopic greater curvature plication between 2008 and 2011. Seventeen patients ...
Mohanapriya P - - 2013
The hollow nanofibers of Mn-doped SnO2 were fabricated by electrospinning method. The structural and magnetic properties of the electrospun fibers calcined at 600 degrees C were studied. X-ray diffraction patterns of the nanofibers showed broad diffraction peaks and were indexed to the characteristic diffraction pattern of tetragonal SnO2. The hollow ...
Huo Weitao - - 2013
Nano-sized NiB amorphous alloy catalysts were prepared by chemical reduction method through introducing AlCl3 into the preparation system. The formation of Al(OH)3 sol plays an important role in inhibiting the agglomeration of NiB nanoparticles during the reduction process. The NiB amorphous alloy nanoparticles could be obtained after the removal of ...
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