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Wang Lu-Ning - - 2013
Electrochemically anodized TiO2 nanotubular arrays can provide large surface areas for biological species attachment. In order to further enhance the biocompatibility of Ti medical implants, we deposited a pre-synthesized hydroxyapatite inside and on the nanotubular arrays, and examined the biocompatibility of the anodized TiO2 nanotubular arrays with pre-synthesized hydroxyapatite by ...
Syal Supriya - - 2013
Language is a social act. We have previously argued that language remains embedded in sociality because the motivation to communicate exists only within a social context. Schilbach et al. underscore the importance of studying linguistic behavior from within the motivated, socially interactive frame in which it is learnt and used, ...
Chen Shijie - - 2013
A novel C/Fe-Bi2WO6 nanosheet composite photocatalyst combining the properties of both semiconductor and Fenton like catalyst was prepared via a two-step method involving Resin carbonization and hydrothermal process. The samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electronic microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), UV-vis ...
Xue Zhen - - 2013
The chirality of the silicas attracted much attention, due to their potential applications in asymmetric catalysis and enantioseparation. However, their chirality has not been well understood. Herein, a chirality indicator for the surfaces of the silica nanotubes was developed. The helical silica nanotubes were prepared through a sol-gel transcription approach. ...
Park Chul-Min - - 2013
In order to reutilize the spent metallic titanium chips, TiO2 photocatalysts were prepared using the self-propagating high-temperature synthesis (SHS) method, and were characterized by N2 gas adsorption, X-ray diffraction, and scanning electron microscope, particle size distribution. Also, their photocatalytic activities were evaluated using methylene blue as a model organic compound. ...
Woo Irene - - 2013
Cushing disease during pregnancy is rare and is associated with significant maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Transsphenoidal pituitary surgery is the first-line therapy; however, in cases of failed surgery or in patients who are not surgical candidates, medical therapy has been used to control symptoms. A 29-year-old woman with ...
Hwang Yi-Shuan - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. The Standards for Medical Exposure Quality Assurance in mammography systems were enacted on July 1, 2008, in Taiwan. This study aimed to evaluate the trends in performance of mammography units before and after the regulation started on the basis of annual on-site surveys from 2008 to 2010. MATERIALS AND ...
Hamon-Hill Cindy - - 2013
A second-person neuroscience, as an emerging area of neuroscience and the behavioral sciences, cannot afford to avoid a bottom-up, subcortical, and conative-affective perspective. An example with canid social play and a modern motivational behavioral neursocience will illustrate our point.
Massof Robert W - - 2013
This article presents a theoretical interpretation of patient-reported outcomes of low-vision rehabilitation (LVR) using rating scale questionnaires and uses previously published results of LVR outcome studies to illustrate theoretical points and validate assumptions. Patients' judgments of the difficulty they have performing tasks are interpreted as magnitude estimates of their functional ...
Kim Ji Yeon - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study was to evaluate factors influencing hepatic enhancement and the conspicuity of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) on gadobenate dimeglu-mine- and gadoxetate disodium-enhanced hepatobiliary phase MR images. MATERIALS AND METHODS. Patients with chronic liver disease who underwent liver MRI with gadobenate dimeglumine (n = 93) or gadoxetate ...
Redcay Elizabeth - - 2013
Although a second-person neuroscience has high ecological validity, the extent to which a second- versus third-person neuroscience approach fundamentally alters neural patterns of activation requires more careful investigation. Nonetheless, we are hopeful that this new avenue will prove fruitful in significantly advancing our understanding of typical and atypical social cognition.
Mengotti Paola - - 2013
Whether motor and linguistic representations of actions share common neural structures has recently been the focus of an animated debate in cognitive neuroscience. Group studies with brain-damaged patients reported association patterns of praxic and linguistic deficits whereas single case studies documented double dissociations between the correct execution of gestures and ...
Degirolamo Kristin M - - 2013
The occupational hazard associated with percutaneous injury in the operating room (OR) has encouraged harm reduction through behaviour change and the use of safety-engineered surgical sharps. Some Canadian regulatory agencies have mandated the use of "safety scalpels." Our primary objective was to determine whether safety scalpels reduce the risk of ...
Jeon Young-Chul - - 2013
By SF6 gas incorporation for relatively short time during the initial deposition stage, carbon coils could be formed on nickel catalyst layer-deposited silicon oxide substrate using C2H2 and H2 as source gases under thermal chemical vapor deposition system. The characteristics (formation density and morphology) of as-grown carbon coils were investigated ...
Dong Xiaohui - - 2013
Abstract Cronobacter spp. (formerly Enterobacter sakazakii), a foodborne pathogen linked to powdered infant formula, is a rare cause of invasive infection with a high mortality rate in neonates. In this study, the Cronobacter sakazakii ATCC 29544 and C. muytjensii ATCC 51329 glutaredoxin 2 (grxB) genes were cloned and sequenced. Based ...
Giese Arnd - - 2013
The environment may affect the course of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF). The objective of this study was to compare disease severity between adult FMF patients in Turkey (TR) and Germany (G). Adult FMF patients of Turkish ancestry on colchicine living in Turkey (n = 40) or G (n = 35) ...
Winkelman William D - - 2013
Retained fetal bone fragments may be an underreported and underappreciated cause of secondary infertility among women with an antecedent spontaneous or induced abortion. Three patients with a history of an antecedent induced abortion presented with secondary infertility. The infertility evaluation diagnosed retained intrauterine fetal bone fragments. After removal of the ...
Scholten Ernst Th - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study was to investigate a new software program for semiautomatic measurement of the volume and mass of ground-glass nodules (GGNs) in a chest phantom and to investigate the influence of CT scanner, reconstruction filter, tube voltage, and tube current. MATERIALS AND METHODS. We used an ...
Li Xinrong - - 2013
Emerging evidence suggests the involvement of altered microRNA (miRNA) regulation in heart failure pathogenesis. We established a rat volume-overload heart failure model, and examined miRNA expression in normal rats and in the heart failure model, both with and without treatment with bisoprolol. Using miRNA microarrays, we identified 46 differentially expressed ...
Hwang Yun-Hwa - - 2013
Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNT) was utilized as a conductive additive to enhance the capacity and rate capability of carbon coated LiFePO4 (C-LFP). Composites of C-LFP with MWNT (C-LFP-MWNT) were prepared by blending MWNT at different stages of C-LFP synthesis. The pre-blending (PrB) of MWNT (5, 10, 15 wt%) with LFP ...
Jeong Chaehwan - - 2013
Intrinsic ZnO (i-ZnO) thin films were prepared using radio frequency (RF) sputtering method with working pressure range of 1-20 mTorr and treated by electron beam (e-beam) irradiation unit with 300 W of RF power and 2.5 kV of DC power for 5 min. As working pressure increased to 20 mTorr, ...
McColl Ryan J - - 2013
Mortality for liver resection has remarkably improved owing to multiple factors. We sought to determine the impact of the various types of fellowship training on patient survival after liver resection. Patients who underwent hepatic resection between 1995 and 2004 in either the Calgary or Capital health regions (Edmonton) of Alberta, ...
Du Jingjing - - 2013
Ni-Mo films were prepared by electrodeposition technique with citric acid as a complexing agent. The influence of the main technical parameters such as the concentration of Na2MoO4 x 2H2O, the current density, the bath temperature and pH on the component content in the Ni-Mo films were investigated by energy dispersive ...
Gerli S - - 2013
Controlled ovarian stimulation directly influences assisted reproductive technology (ART) outcomes. Indeed, several studies have shown that the total IU of gonadotropins used for ovarian stimulation inversely correlates with pregnancy rate. Nowadays, two main gonadotropins are used in ART protocols, human-derived and recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). The difference between these two ...
Lemoine Maël - - 2013
Conceptual analysis of health and disease is portrayed as consisting in the confrontation of a set of criteria-a "definition"-with a set of cases, called instances of either "health" or "disease." Apart from logical counter-arguments, there is no other way to refute an opponent's definition than by providing counter-cases. As resorting ...
Shine Megan M - - 2013
Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by the dimorphic fungus Histoplasma capsulatum and primarily presents with pulmonary symptoms. Immunocompromised individuals are at high risk for contracting disseminated histoplasmosis, which can be fatal if left untreated. We present a case involving a 50-year-old woman with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome with an ulcerated vulvar ...
Supakul Nucharin - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to summarize our experience with the use of ultrasound for evaluation of costochondral cartilage deformity in patients presenting with an anterior chest wall mass. MATERIALS AND METHODS. From 2007 to 2012, we identified all patients at our tertiary care children's hospital younger than ...
Hong C H - - 2013
We have investigated the effect of electron beam irradiation on the electrical and optical properties of ITO film prepared by magnetron sputtering method at room temperature. Electron beam irradiation to the ITO films resulted in a significant decrease in sheet resistance from 1.28 x 10(-3) omega cm to 2.55 x ...
Perier Celine - - 2013
Acquired alterations in mitochondrial DNA are believed to play a pathogenic role in Parkinson's disease. In particular, accumulation of mitochondrial DNA deletions has been observed in substantia nigra pars compacta dopaminergic neurons from patients with Parkinson's disease and aged individuals. Also, mutations in mitochondrial DNA polymerase gamma result in multiple ...
Noh Seung-Jun - - 2013
Crack-free Cu3(BTC)2 membranes were successfully prepared by thermal spray seeding and secondary growth method. Thermal spray seeding method, combining thermal seeding and pressurized spraying, uniformly distributed seed solution on the support, anchoring seed crystals tightly on the support. After secondary growth of the seeded support in the autoclave, continuous crack-free ...
Yu Lu - - 2013
In this paper we synthesized a series of carboxylate and amino functionalized polystyrene nanoparticles with controllable size and surface properties by conventional and seed emulsion polymerization methods. They are characterized by dynamic light scattering (DLS) and transmission electron microscope (TEM). Additionally the content of carboxylate and amino groups on the ...
de Luis D A - - 2013
The aim of our study was to study the association of insulin resistance expressed by HOMA and adipokines in obese type 2 diabetic patients with or without hyper-transaminasemia. A population of 72 obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus was analyzed. HOMA-IR was calculated as indicator of insulin-resistance. Adipocytokines blood ...
Barron Bruce J - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. This article focuses on the radiology report and examines how related errors can affect patient care even though the radiologist might resist disclosing or discussing reporting errors in a patient-centered way. By using scenarios involving issues in reporting, we hope to show how various ethical theories support the obligation ...
Jiang Tao T Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-921, Republic of - - 2013
Lactobacillus plantarum 25 (LP25) encapsulated into alginate/chitosan/alginate (ACA) microcapsules (LP25-ACA MCs) prepared by an extrusion methods were characterized to assess their efficacy in oral delivery. The particle sizes of LP25-ACA MCs were 1.11 +/- 0.32 mm. The loading content of LP25 was 1.11 x 10(7) colony forming unit (cfu)/microcapsule and ...
Sameen Nehdia - - 2013
Schilbach et al. contribute to neuroscience methodology through drawing on insights from the second-person approach. We suggest that they could further contribute to social neuroscience by more fully spelling out the ways in which a second-person approach to the nature and origin of thinking could transform neuroscience.
Jung Minhun - - 2013
Stretchable electronics may open new applications in display, sensors and actuators. To attain the stretchable electronics, the ink formulation should be compatible with elastomeric substrates. Here, we present the formulation of silver nanoparticles and single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) for printing stretchable silver electrodes on the elastomeric substrates. Highly conductive ...
Lee James - - 2013
With various types of complex patients being treated in a mixed medical- surgical- trauma intensive care unit (ICU), we hypothesized that there should be no difference in patient mortality with respect to the core training of the intensivist. We reviewed the cases of all patients admitted to a mixed medical-surgical-trauma ...
Kuzhir P - - 2013
We report on the experimental study of electromagnetic (EM) properties of multilayered graphene in K(a)-band synthesized by catalytic chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process in between nanometrically thin Cu catalyst film and dielectric (SiO2) substrate. The quality of the produced multilayered graphene samples was monitored by Raman spectroscopy. The thickness of ...
McNally Leah - - 2013
Degenerating myomas are common explanations for pain associated with abdominal masses in pregnancy. However, masses arising from other pelvic organs should be included in the differential diagnosis. We present a case of an abdominal mass in pregnancy that was originally misdiagnosed as a uterine leiomyoma. Attention to the patient's history ...
Sun Lingling - - 2013
Mastery of the structure of nanomaterials enables control of their properties to enhance their performance for a given application. A scalable method for synthesis of alpha-Fe2O3/TiO2 bi-component nanoparticles (NPs) with novel structure (TiO2 NPs filled into the a-Fe,203) by combining with wet-chemical route and ion implantation-based physical route has been ...
Dauvilliers Yves - - 2013
An increased incidence of narcolepsy in children was detected in Scandinavian countries where pandemic H1N1 influenza ASO3-adjuvanted vaccine was used. A campaign of vaccination against pandemic H1N1 influenza was implemented in France using both ASO3-adjuvanted and non-adjuvanted vaccines. As part of a study considering all-type narcolepsy, we investigated the association ...
Sustaita Alan O - - 2013
We apply functionalized carbon nanoshell and carbon sphere based composites in poly(vinylphenol) matrix in write-once-read-many-times memory elements. The devices based on carbon nanoshells show an ON/OFF current ratio of 10(5) and long-term information retention. The functionalized carbon nanoshells and carbon spheres show improved dispersion in the poly(vinylphenol) matrix, allowing the ...
Desai Ravi R - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. This is an analysis of pooled studies for the determination of the test characteristics of stress perfusion cardiac MRI in the diagnosis of flow-limiting obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) using fractional flow reserve (FFR) at catheter coronary angiography as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS. Traditionally, planimetric measurement of ...
Sundaram Jaya - - 2013
Silver/biopolymer nanoparticles were prepared by adding 100 mg silver nitrate to 2% polyvinyl alcohol solution and reduced the silver nitrate using 2% trisodium citrate for high performance Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) substrates. Optical properties of nanoparticle were measured using UV/VIS spectroscopy and hyperspectral imaging microscopy. Nanoparticle morphology was analyzed ...
Ahmadi Negar - - 2013
Evidence-Based Reviews in Surgery (EBRS) is a program developed to teach critical appraisal skills to general surgeons and residents. The purpose of this study was to assess the use of EBRS by general surgery residents across Canada and to assess residents' opinions regarding EBRS and journal clubs. We surveyed postgraduate ...
Hutchinson Barry D - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. Percutaneous transluminal renal sympathetic denervation is a new treatment of refractory systemic hypertension. The purpose of this study was to assess the clinical utility of MDCT to evaluate the anatomic configuration of the renal arteries in the context of renal sympathetic denervation. MATERIALS AND METHODS. Two readers retrospectively evaluated ...
Cha Min Seok - - 2013
A nanowell array electrode-based electrochemical quantitative system without amplification was developed and applied for the detection of H5N1 target DNA. An 18-mer probe was immobilized on a nanowell array electrode with a diameter of 500 nm, which was coated with streptavidin and a self-assembly monolayer (SAM). The surface properties of ...
Longo Matthew R - - 2013
Schilbach et al. contrast second-person and third-person approaches to social neuroscience. We discuss relations between second-person and first-person approaches, arguing that they cannot be studied in isolation. Contingency is central for converging first- and second-person approaches. Studies of embodiment show how contingencies scaffold first-person perspective and how the transition from ...
Cheng Xiuwen - - 2013
Highly ordered TiO2 nano-tube arrays (TNTAs) photoelectrodes were prepared through anodization method, followed by annealing treatment. Morphologies and structures of the as-prepared TNTAs samples were investigated through scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). In addition, the optical and photoelectrochemical (PECH) properties were investigated through ultraviolet-visible diffuse reflectance spectroscopy ...
Chiu Chieh Jack - - 2013
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is considered a safe and effective treatment for severe obesity and obesity-related comorbidities. We sought to examine the outcome of LAGB delivered through a Canadian publicly funded obesity program. We retrospectively analysed the cases of patients who underwent LAGB within a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, publically funded ...
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