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Dreer Laura E LE Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA. - - 2013
To elucidate barriers and facilitators related to glaucoma medication adherence among African Americans (AA) with glaucoma and to elicit input from a community-based participatory research team to guide the development of a culturally informed health promotion program for improving glaucoma medication adherence among AAs. The nominal group technique (NGT), a ...
An Chansik - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to evaluate the usefulness of the tensile gallbladder fundus sign on CT in diagnosing early acute cholecystitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS. The tensile gallbladder fundus sign on CT is defined as the absence of gallbladder fundus flattening by the anterior abdominal wall due to ...
Rietveld Erik - - 2013
We propose to understand social affordances in the broader context of responsiveness to a field of relevant affordances in general. This perspective clarifies our everyday ability to unreflectively switch between social and other affordances. Moreover, based on our experience with Deep Brain Stimulation for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) patients, we ...
Valanarasu S - - 2013
The influence of thermal treatment on the structural and morphological properties of the ZnO films deposited by double dip Successive ionic layer by adsorption reaction is presented. The effect of annealing temperature and time in air ambient is presented in detail. The deposited films were annealed from 200 to 400 ...
Tufescu Ted - - 2013
We sought to determine if angulation or translation measured on the lateral preoperative injury radiographs of patients with 31A2 pertrochanteric fractures is related to excessive postoperative shortening when treated with a sliding hip screw. We retrospectively reviewed the radiographs of consecutive patients with hip fractures treated at a level I ...
Liu C-C - - 2013
To assess the beneficial effect of carvedilol treatment on infarct myocardium and the relation to the expression of nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB), Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), and β-arrestin 2. Rat myocardial infarction (MI) model was produced by ligating the left anterior descending coronary artery. Forty-eight rats were randomized to the ...
Pacheco-Tena César - - 2013
Multicentric reticulohistiocytosis (MRH) is a rare multisystem, granulomatous debilitating disease. It affects the skin with a nodular diffuse dermatitis and the joints with a severe, potentially deforming, and handicapping arthritis. No standardized therapy exists, it is a disease with heterogeneous severity, and therefore, a diversity of therapeutic responses has been ...
Yeaton-Massey Amanda - - 2013
Bladder cancer is exceedingly rare in pregnancy and most commonly presents with gross hematuria. We describe two patients with the incidental finding of maternal bladder masses identified during routine first-trimester obstetric ultrasonographic evaluation and an ultimate diagnosis of carcinoma. After referral for urology evaluation and biopsy confirmation of bladder cancer, ...
Majewski Sara A - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of carcinoma identified with secondary presurgical imaging-guided percutaneous biopsy for patients with high-risk pathologic findings at primary percutaneous biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS. A retrospective computerized search of our breast imaging database from January 1, 2005, to October 1, 2010, ...
Cleret de Langavant Laurent - - 2013
Second person social cognition cannot be restricted to dyadic interactions between two persons (the "I" and the "you"). Many instances of social communication are triadic, and involve a third person (the "him/her/it"), which is the object of the interaction. We discuss neuropsychological and brain imaging data showing that triadic interactions ...
Chu Bryan - - 2013
A canola-based cutting oil enhanced with graphene platelet (GPL) additives has been developed to fulfill the need for environmentally benign cutting oils for high performance micro-machining applications. Carboxyl-functionalized graphene platelets are used to enable stable GPL dispersion in the polar oil. Three oil formulations consisting of 0.05%, 0.10% and 0.15% ...
Kim M T - - 2013
The effect of acid-treated carbon nanotube (CNT) addition on the wear and dynamic mechanical thermal properties of basalt/epoxy woven composites was investigated in this study. Basalt/CNT/epoxy composites were fabricated by impregnating woven basalt fibers into epoxy resin mixed with 1 wt% CNTs which were acid-treated. Wear and DMA (dynamic mechanical ...
Kim Sang Woo - - 2013
Nanostructured magnesium oxide catalyst support materials with controlled morphology and size were synthesized from a supercritical carbon dioxide/ethanol solution via chemical reaction of soluble precursors and subsequent thermal decomposition. Leaf-like magnesium hydroxide precursors with high specific surface area were formed by a low-temperature chemical reaction at below 140 degrees C, ...
Novak Christopher M - - 2013
Twin reversed arterial perfusion sequence is a rare complication of monochorionic twin gestations for which therapy involves the disruption of vascular anastomoses between the pump twin and acardiac twin and death of the acardius. A 37-year-old woman, gravida 11 para 2, with a monochorionic twin pregnancy complicated by twin reversed ...
Ngo Anh-Vu H AV Department of Radiology, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA, - - 2013
Large-airway tumors and tumorlike conditions are uncommon, but a systematic approach aids in narrowing the differential diagnosis. In this article, we describe an approach to dealing with large-airway lesions and discuss their imaging characteristics and clinical presentations. We have found it useful to separate these entities into groups on the ...
Overgaard Søren - - 2013
We resist Schilbach et al.'s characterization of the "social perception" approach to social cognition as a "spectator theory" of other minds. We show how the social perception view acknowledges the crucial role interaction plays in enabling social understanding. We also highlight a dilemma Schilbach et al. face in attempting to ...
Woodhead Zoe V J ZV Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London, 12 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG, UK. - - 2013
This study tested the efficacy of audio-visual reading training in nine patients with pure alexia, an acquired reading disorder caused by damage to the left ventral occipitotemporal cortex. As well as testing the therapy's impact on reading speed, we investigated the functional reorganization underlying therapy-induced behavioural changes using magnetoencephalography. Reading ...
Lim Y - - 2013
A TiO2-modified carbon (C-TiO2) has been employed as a catalyst support of Pd3Co alloy for electroduction of oxygen. Due to the strong interaction between highly dispersed TiO2 and Pd3Co alloy, the C-TiO2 support was shown to be effective for a fine dispersion of Pd3Co alloys. The degree of sintering of ...
Tausche Anne-Kathrin - - 2013
Arthrocentesis is an essential emergency step in managing patients with acute arthritis. To identify a bacterial infection, Gram staining is performed promptly. However, crystal analysis may not be immediately performed in many facilities. Being considered not to be stable over time, synovial fluid (SF) is sometimes discarded instead of being ...
Reed Beverly G - - 2013
Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare dermatologic disorder that can occur on the vulva. A 25-year-old woman, gravida 2 para 1 abortus 1, had development of pain and subsequent ulceration at the location of her previously healed vulvar obstetric laceration. The ulceration and pain continued to worsen despite wound management. Once ...
Toepker Michael - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study was to use second-generation dual-source CT to assess the influence of size, degree of stenosis, luminal contrast attenuation, and plaque geometry on stenosis quantification in a coronary artery phantom. MATERIALS AND METHODS. Six vessel phantoms with three outer diameters (2, 3, and 4 mm), ...
Jiang Wu-Gui - - 2013
Steered molecular dynamics simulations were performed to investigate the peeling and shearing behavior of a single-walled carbon nanotube lying on a silicon substrate. Both the constant velocity and the constant force methods were applied to explore the adsorption of carbon nanotube and silicon substrate, and the efficiency of the two ...
Leblanc Justin - - 2013
Surgical simulators provide a safe environment to learn and practise psychomotor skills. A goal for these simulators is to achieve high levels of fidelity. The purpose of this study was to develop a reliable surgical simulator fidelity questionnaire and to assess whether a newly developed virtual haptic simulator for fixation ...
Kruse Matthew - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. FDG PET/CT is emerging as an important modality in the evaluation of pleural tumors. PET/CT has an established role in the diagnosis and staging and shows promise in therapy planning, therapy response assessment, and providing prognostic information in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. This modality has distinct advantages in ...
Rosenberg Karen - - 2013
Four patients or fewer per RN reduces the likelihood of readmission.
Gallagher Shaun - - 2013
The notion of an enactive system requires thinking about the brain in a way that is different from the standard computational-representational models. In evolutionary terms, the brain does what it does and is the way that it is, across some scale of variations, because it is part of a living ...
Zhou Gang - - 2013
Antireflective (AR) coatings were fabricated from solid silica nanoparticles (SNPs) of ca. 16 nm in size on Fresnel lenses via one-step spin coating without any high temperature treatment. Transmission electron microscopy was used to observe the morphology and structure of the SNPs. Transmission spectra were recorded on a UV-vis-NIR spectrophotometer. ...
An Y H - - 2013
CdSe0.75S0.25 semiconductor nanocrystals were synthesized by chemical colloidal route. The crystal structure, morphology and optical properties of synthesized CdSe0.75S0.25 nanocrystals were characterized by XRD, TEM and UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy respectively. The crystal structure of CdSe0.75S0.25 is face-centered Cubic sphalerite phase. The average size is about 7 nm in diameter. A ...
Son Myounghee - - 2013
Gold nanoparticles have been silver-joined to fabricate nanowires by irradiating gold nanospheres of 25 nm in diameter and silver nanospheres of 8 nm in diameter held together on a carbon-coated copper grid with a 30 ps laser pulse of 532 nm for 20 min at a fluence of 3.0 mJ/cm2. ...
Ji Pengfei - - 2013
Through a catalyst-free chemical vapor deposition method, highly oriented ZnO nanowires and microtubes were simultaneously grown on the side and the top surface of Si substrate respectively. The ZnO nanowires and microtubes were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy and selected area electron diffraction. The growth ...
Liang F - - 2013
Skin flap grafting (SFG) is a common surgical operation, and hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) is an important strategy for restoring the grafted skin flap. Thus, we employed a rat skin flap grafting model treated with HBO, and expression levels of high mobility group protein 1 (HMGB1) and NF-kappaB (nuclear factor-kappaB) ...
Chang Jung Min - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to compare the diagnostic performances of shearwave and strain elastography for the differentiation of benign and malignant breast lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS. B-mode ultrasound and shear-wave and strain elastography were performed in 150 breast lesions; 71 were malignant. BI-RADS final assessment, elasticity values ...
Kim Chae-Woong - - 2013
Molybdenum (Mo) has been used as back contact layer in chalcopyrite solar cells family (CulnSe2 and its alloys) because it showed the excellence of electrical properties such as low resistivity at the Mo interference. Generally, there are strong corrleations between working pressure and properites such as adhesion and conductivity during ...
Kordower Jeffrey H JH Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush University Medical Centre, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA. - - 2013
The pace of nigrostriatal degeneration, both with regards to striatal denervation and loss of melanin and tyrosine hydroxylase-positive neurons, is poorly understood especially early in the Parkinson's disease process. This study investigated the extent of nigrostriatal degeneration in patients with Parkinson's disease at different disease durations from time of diagnosis. ...
Kim E Y - - 2013
The effect of Mn and P on the macroscopic texture of Ti-Nb stabilized IF steels was investigated. In order to examine the evolution of microstructure and macroscopic texture during the hot-rolling, cold-rolling and annealing processes, microstructure characterization was conducted for hot-rolled, cold-rolled and annealed specimens. The initial grain size of ...
Rovai L - - 2013
Kraepelin and Kretschmer hypothesized a continuum between full-blown affective pathology and premorbid temperaments. More recently Akiskal proposed a putative adaptive role for the four fundamental temperaments: the hyperthymic one characterized by emotional intensity, the cyclothymic one by emotional instability, the depressive one by a low energy level, and the irritable ...
Nemec Stefan Franz - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. Noninfectious inflammatory lung diseases represent a spectrum of idiopathic and secondary conditions that may involve the airspaces, vasculature, or interstitium. The most important clinical and pathologic characteristics are reviewed, emphasizing CT findings and potential clues to differential diagnosis. CONCLUSION. Noninfectious inflammatory lung diseases translate into various CT appearances that ...
Nephew Benjamin C BC Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA 01536, USA. - - 2013
There are several facets of second-person neuroscience which can benefit from comparisons with animal behavioral neuroscience studies. This commentary addresses the challenges involved in obtaining quantitative data from second-person techniques, the role of stress in inducing robust responses, the use of interactive functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and the value ...
Tomita Minoru - - 2013
Lymphoma causes various neurological manifestations that might affect any part of the nervous system and occur at any stage of the disease. The peripheral nervous system is one of the major constituents of the neurological involvement of lymphoma. In this study we characterized the clinical, electrophysiological and histopathological features of ...
Kim You-Kyoung - - 2013
Small interfering RNA (siRNA) is a promising candidate for gene therapy due to the strong and specific gene silencing effects. However, to effectively silence any protein, lack of an efficient delivery system is major obstacle for siRNA therapeutics. In the present study, we report on the development of a novel ...
Howick Jeremy - - 2013
Proponents of evidence-based medicine and some philosophers of science seem to agree that knowledge of mechanisms can help solve the problem of applying results of controlled studies to target populations ('the problem of extrapolation'). We describe the problem of extrapolation, characterize mechanisms, and outline how mechanistic knowledge might be used ...
Cichowski Sara S University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-0001, USA. - - 2013
Pessaries are generally thought to be a safe, well-tolerated treatment for pelvic organ prolapse. An 85-year-old woman had a Gellhorn pessary placed for pelvic organ prolapse. Although she was seen regularly for care, the pessary had not been removed for several years. She presented stating that she felt the pessary ...
Ortiz-Perez Tamara - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to determine whether formal instruction regarding the BI-RADS ultrasound lexicon results in improved appropriate use of the lexicon. MATERIALS AND METHODS. Ninety test questions depicting the features outlined by the 2003 BI-RADS lexicon were identified in our PACS. Informed consent was obtained from ...
Pfeifer Gail - - 2013
Technology improves care access in an underserved community in Rio.
Dezecache Guillaume - - 2013
We question the idea that the mirror neuron system is the substrate of social affordances perception, and we suggest that most of the activity seen in the parietal and premotor cortex of the human brain is independent of mirroring activity as characterized in macaques, but rather reflects a process of ...
Xu Zhenhe - - 2013
Ytterbium orthovanadate YbVO4 nanocrystals with uniform size and shape were successfully synthesized through a facile hydrothermal approach using sodium tartrate (Na2tar) as the chelating ligand. X-ray diffraction (XRD), energy-dispersive X-ray spectrum (EDX), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), selected area electron diffraction (SAED) ...
Kälble K - - 2013
In the last two decades, the educational landscape for health-care training has been seen in a new light as a result of complex social changes. Against this background, the present report offers an interim appraisal and assessment of the process of making health care more academic in view of current ...
Jeon Young-Chul - - 2013
Carbon coils could be synthesized using C2H2/H2 as source gases and SF6 as an incorporated additive gas under thermal chemical vapor deposition system. The surface morphologies of samples were investigated step by step during the beginning stage of the process. After finishing the substrate temperature set to 750 degrees C, ...
Karas B J - - 2013
Undiagnosed maternal congenital heart disease can result in significant risks to both mother and fetus. When maternal symptoms and signs are atypical of preeclampsia, broadening the differential diagnosis and multidisciplinary consultation can lead to improved outcomes. A 24-year-old primiparous woman with a pregnancy complicated by elevated blood pressure and proteinuria ...
Shah Lubdha M - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. In the setting of posterior fossa dural venous sinus thrombosis, mastoid findings can potentially be mistaken as the cause rather than a secondary effect. Obstruction of the mastoid venous drainage can lead to transudation of fluid into the mastoid air cells. We hypothesize that a continuum of the mastoid ...
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