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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 ...
Chan Tiffany L - - 2013
To compare low-vision rehabilitation (LVR) clinicians' predictions of the probability of success of LVR with patients' self-reported outcomes after provision of usual outpatient LVR services and to determine if patients' traits influence clinician ratings. The Activity Inventory (AI), a self-report visual function questionnaire, was administered pre-and post-LVR to 316 low-vision ...
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 ...
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 ...
Aslam Muhammad Faisal - - 2013
Retropubic midurethral slings are the mainstay of treatment for female stress urinary incontinence. Complications of this approach may have long-term implications. A 55-year-old woman underwent tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) placement. Five years later back pain and gross hematuria prompted cystoscopy and diagnosis of bladder mesh erosion. During surgery to remove ...
Allard Jay E - - 2013
Idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia is an immunodeficiency disorder with low absolute CD4 T-lymphocyte count with no evidence of human immunodeficiency virus or other known cause. A 22-year-old woman presented with a high-grade Pap test result. Work-up demonstrated cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 3 and vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia 3 with extensive condyloma. She presented ...
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 ...
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, ...
Iyer Shilpa - - 2013
Female urethral diverticulum is a rare finding, less often diagnosed during pregnancy. There are few reports in the literature on urethral diverticulum in pregnancy with most undergoing expectant management. A young woman presented during the third trimester of pregnancy with pelvic and vaginal pain and a vaginal bulge. On examination, ...
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 ...
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. ...
Price Joan T - - 2013
Gestational diabetes insipidus is a rare, transient complication of pregnancy typically characterized by polyuria and polydipsia that may lead to mild electrolyte abnormalities. More severe sequelae of gestational diabetes insipidus are uncommon. We present a case of a 25-year-old woman at 23 weeks of gestation in a dichorionic-diamniotic twin pregnancy ...
Scolari Childress Katherine M - - 2013
Pica is a commonly underappreciated disorder in pregnancy that can lead to several complications, including severe metabolic derangements and other adverse outcomes. We report a case of baking soda pica in pregnancy associated with both rhabdomyolysis and cardiomyopathy. A multigravid woman at 37 weeks of gestation presented with weakness and ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Nguyen The Han - - 2013
The physicochemical and biofunctional properties of crab chitosan nanoparticles of two different sizes (Nano A and B) manufactured by dry milling method were evaluated for commercialization. The deacetylation degrees (DD) of Nano A, B and the control chitosan were 90.9, 93.0, and 92.7% respectively whereas their molecular weights (M(w)) were ...
Shuai Cijun - - 2013
The sintering behaviors and resulting mechanical properties of nano-hydroxyapatite (HAP) are studied with a self-developed selective laser sintering (SLS) system. All sintered specimens are fabricated in the sintering range of pure nano-HAP (laser energy densities in 1.6-4.0 J/mm2). The grain characteristics and mechanical properties are tested with scanning electron microscopy ...
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 ...
Prasanna A A - - 2013
A herringbone nanostructured Mn-rich Heusler Mn50Ni50-Sndelta (8 - 9) alloy exhibits tailored magnetocaloric properties in the martensite and ferro <-> paramagnetic transitions concur in a narrow temperature window. In a Sn --> Ni substitution 8 - 9, the martensite (M) <-- austenite (A) transition up-lifts adequately well above the room ...
Singh Shalini - - 2013
Cadmium selenide (CdSe) nanoparticles have been grown from an aqueous solutions containing equimolar ammoniated cadmium sulphate and sodium selenosulphate as precursors in presence of citric acid as a capping agent, via electron beam irradiation. The radiolytic processes occurring in the medium result in the formation of CdSe nanoparticles through the ...
Hamilton Antonia F de C - - 2013
Advancing second-person neuroscience will need strong theories, as well as the new methods detailed by Schilbach et al. I assess computational theories, enactive theories, and cognitive/information processing theories, and argue that information processing approaches have an important role to play in second-person neuroscience. They provide the closest link to brain ...
Zhang Haijun - - 2013
Low-coordination Au sites have been proved to play a key role in defining the catalytic activity of Au nanoclusters (NCs). At the present time, it is still of great interest and challenge to design and synthesize catalysts containing the desired amount of low-coordinated Au atoms by a simple, easy, and ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Yang Dong - - 2013
Composite Fe3O4/Au nanoparticles are attracting considerable interest in developing visual and specific detection of biomolecular due to their unique physical and chemical properties. Here, two localize surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) probes based on Fe3O4/Au nanoparticles (nanoSPR biosensors) were fabricated by exploring 11-mercaptoundecanoic acid (MUA) and poly acrylic acid (PAA) as ...
Pandey Sunita K - - 2013
The present paper explores the enhancement in hydrogen sorption behavior of MgH2 with TiO2 nanoparticles. The catalytic effect of TiO2 nanoparticles with different sizes (7, 25, 50, 100 and 250 nm) were used for improving the sorption characteristics of MgH2. The MgH2 catalyzed with 50 nm of TiO2 exhibited the ...
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 Dae Won - - 2013
Real-time pulse measurements of nano-scale field effect transistors (FETs) are reported. We demonstrate the direct monitoring of the real-time current of bottom-up assembled silicon nanowire FET and top-down fabricated gate-all-around silicon nanowire FET, both with the diameter of approximately 50 nm. We demonstrate that the displacement current can be cancelled ...
Vinodh Rajangam - - 2013
The present study is aimed at synthesizing a novel anion exchange composite membrane from quaternized polystyrene-block-poly(ethylene-ran-butylene)-block-polystyrene [QPSEBS] and functionalized multi walled carbon nanotubes (f-MWCNT) by solution casting method. The characteristic properties of the QPSEBS/f-MWCNT composite membranes were investigated using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), UV-Visible spectroscopy, thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA), scanning electron ...
Lee Dong Gi - - 2013
Eu3+ activated NaSr(P,V)O4 phosphors have been synthesized using solid state reaction method and further characterized for their structure and optical properties using different techniques such as X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, photolumniscenec excitation, emission, and chromaticity coorrdinate analysis, etc. Material shows a broad excitation peak (monitored for lambda(ems) = 613 ...
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 ...
Kim Jong-Woong - - 2013
Here we tried to show the possibility of mechanical milling method for fabrication of SiC nanoparticles and ink-jet printing method to make SiC patterns for use as several applications, e.g., micro hotplates. Planetary milling was employed to fabricate the nano-scale SiC particles from coarse powders. After 100 hours of milling, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Afentakis A - - 2013
Owing to demographic changes, there will probably not be enough nursing staff available in the future to cover the continually increasing demand for long-term care. Among other things, labor migration is seen as a means to meet shortages in care staff. This report analyzes to what extent migrant workers meet ...
Micheel F - - 2013
This article addresses demographic changes with respect to future long-term care in Germany. The discourse focuses on fertility issues and consequences for long-term care: Which effects can be expected on long-term care assuming a growing fertility rate? Are higher fertility rates a practicable and sufficient approach to meet the need ...
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 ...
Lin Qi-Jing - - 2013
This paper discusses solid-phase reaction, agglomeration and dendritic growth of Cu/Ti/Si thin films with different sublayer thickness, 70 nm Cu/20 nm Ti/Si and 20 nm Cu/70 nm Ti/Si, annealed using rapid thermal annealing (RTA) method at the temperature from 500 degrees C to 800 degrees C. The crystal structure is ...
Pu Nen-Wen - - 2013
Graphene-supported Pt nanoparticles were prepared by a self-regulated reduction method without using any extra reductive agent. Unassisted reduction of Pt ions by the oxygen-containing functional groups on graphene was demonstrated. X-ray diffraction (XRD) showed a (200) peak of face-centered cubic Pt crystals and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) further confirmed ...
Hu Tao - - 2013
ZnO nanosheets with triangular morphology have been synthesized on an Au-coated silicon substrate through a facile thermal evaporation process. The morphologies and microstructures of the nanosheets were studied by a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and a high-resolution transmission electron microscope (HR-TEM). These studies show that a nanosheet is commonly composed ...
Ghosh Pradip - - 2013
Shape controlled fabrication of highly transparent and flexible nanostructures (nanocone, nanoneedle, nanowalls) onto nafion substrate were performed at room temperature by simple ion irradiation method. By varying the ion incidence angle and irradiated ion, the surface morphology and alignment were gradually changed from nanocone to nanowall pattern. Interestingly, ion irradiation ...
Shin Jinho - - 2013
In this study, hydroxyapatite (HA) was coated on anodized titanium (Ti) surfaces through radio frequency magnetron sputtering in order to improve biological response of the titanium surface. All the samples were blasted with resorbable blasting media (RBM). RBM-blasted Ti surface, anodized Ti surface, as-sputtered HA coating on the anodized Ti ...
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 ...
Murcia Angel Berenguer - - 2013
We report a study of synthesising air-stable, nearly monodispersed bimetallic colloids of Co/Pd and Fe/Mo of varying compositions as active catalysts for the growth of carbon nanotubes. Using these catalysts we have investigated the effects of catalyst and substrate on the carbon nanostructures formed in a plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposition ...
Li Xiaolong - - 2013
In this study, we present the synthesis of ZnO nanowire by hydrothermal process through reutilization of sludge from soy sauce wastewater electrochemical treatment. The influences of floc content and caramel pigment concentration on the morphologies of ZnO were studied. The products were characterized by XRD and SEM. The results showed ...
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. ...
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