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Malkin Alexis G - - 2013
This study is an evaluation of the responsiveness of preference-based outcome measures to the effects of low vision rehabilitation (LVR). It assesses LVR-related changes in EQ-5D utilities in patients who exhibit changes in Activity Inventory (AI) measures of visual ability. Telephone interviews were conducted on 77 low-vision patients out of ...
Gentric Jean Christophe - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. Reducing radiation exposure through the use of low-dose protocols during cerebral endovascular procedures is recommended, but evaluation of the impact on the procedure itself is difficult and subjective. A workflow task analysis could provide an objective comparison of two different radiation exposure protocols. SUBJECTS AND METHODS. Twenty endovascular aneurysm ...
Monsen Karen - - 2013
A nurse-led model of care has revolutionized home care in the Netherlands.
Noh Han Na - - 2013
Recently quantum dots (QDs) have been extensively used in the field of biotechnology. QDs have merits of wide selection of emission wavelength and exceptional stability against photo bleaching over conventional organic fluorophores and are used in cell imaging, biomarker, and fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) sensor. Magnetic beads have been ...
Deng Xiao Long - - 2013
An alternating current (AC) voltage modulation was applied to ion-selective observations with plasticized poly(vinyl chloride) membranes in glass nanopipettes. The liquid confronting the membranes in the nanopipettes, the conditioning process, and AC voltage modulation play important roles in the ion-selective detection. In the AC detection system developed by us, where ...
Pham Hung-Cuong - - 2013
Glass beads were coated with SiO(x) thin film as the first layer and with TiO2 thin film as the second layer by a rotating cylindrical PCVD reactor. The thicknesses of TiO2/SiO(x) double-layer films were measured by scanning electron microscopy. Glass beads coated with TiO2/SiO(x) double-layer films were packed inside the ...
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 ...
Cho Donghyun - - 2013
We present the employment of few layer graphene (FLG) as a matrix for the analysis of low molecular weight polymeric compounds using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). The practicality of FLG as a matrix for MALDI experiments is demonstrated by analyzing low molecular weight polymers, polar polyethylene ...
Gulhas N - - 2013
The purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of bolus and the combination of bolus and infusion of ephedrine on maternal hypotermia which are used for treating maternal hypotension under spinal anaesthesia. 110 ASA I-II patients who developed maternal hypotension were included into the study. Spinal anaesthesia was ...
Liang Ching-Chung - - 2013
Bladder trabeculation (BT) is a secondary result of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO), which may result from severe pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and cause lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). This study was conducted to investigate the relationship among clinical manifestations, urodynamic findings, and BT in women with severe POP. We reviewed ...
Mohammadi Afshin - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the correlation between spectral wave analyses by measuring the resistive index and serum intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) concentration in primary hyperparathyroidism. SUBJECTS AND METHODS. From March 2008 to April 2012, 46 consecutively registered patients underwent color and spectral Doppler ultrasonography for ...
Brick Nerys - - 2013
Editor's note: This is a summary of a nursing care-related systematic review from the Cochrane Library.
Krach Sören - - 2013
Second-person neuroscience offers a framework for the study of social emotions, such as embarrassment and pride. However, we propose that an enduring mental representation of oneself in relation to others without a continuous direct social interaction is possible. We call this state "social immersion" and will explain its impact on ...
Pradhan Roshan - - 2013
In the present study, we developed novel docetaxel (DTX)-loaded polylactic acid-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) nanoparticles (NPs) using the combination of sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and poloxamer 407, the anionic and non-ionic surfactants respectively for stabilization. The NPs were prepared by emulsification/solvent evaporation method. The combination of these surfactants at weight ratio ...
Chan Tiffany L TL Lions Vision Research and Rehabilitation Center, Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA. - - 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 ...
Garnier Sophie - - 2013
The first objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of brisk walking on moderately obese (body mass index, 29-35 kg/m) postmenopausal women's perceived health, assessed through a novel short perceived health questionnaire (SPHQ), and to verify whether improvements in six items examined were related to cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) ...
Iagaru Andrei - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. Tumor growth and progression require the formation of new blood vessels from preexisting vasculature, a process called angiogenesis. The ability to noninvasively visualize angiogenesis may provide new opportunities to more appropriately select patients for antiangiogenesis treatment and to monitor treatment efficacy. CONCLUSION. The superior molecular sensitivity of PET and ...
Pfeifer Gail - - 2013
A new report says yes, but not all agree with the findings.
Evans Nicholas - - 2013
Though it draws on the grammatical metaphor of person (first, third, second) in terms of representations, Schilbach et al.'s target article does not consider an orthogonal line of evidence for the centrality of interaction to social cognition: the many grammatical phenomena, some widespread cross-linguistically and some only being discovered, which ...
Grondin Sean C - - 2013
The purpose of this study is to describe the demographics, training and practice characteristics of physicians performing thoracic surgery across Canada to better assess workforce needs. We developed a questionnaire using a modified Delphi process to generate questionnaire items. The questionnaire was administered to all Canadian thoracic surgeons via email ...
Sun Shaolin - - 2013
A simple solvothermal approach has been developed for the fabrication of large-scale single-crystalline Sb2Se3 nanowires. The average diameter of the nanowires is about 100 nm, and the length is range from 1 to 2 microm. X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and electron diffraction were ...
Jang Hyun-Jung - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study was to identify the essential number of phases from multiphasic CT for 1- to 2-cm hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) on surveillance ultrasound and to compare the results with the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) standard (arterial phase hypervascularity and portal venous ...
Pinto Nilson Vieira - - 2013
We evaluated local inflammatory activity of oxidized multiwalled carbon nanotubes in rat experimental models of acute inflammation (paw edema and hyperalgesia) by analyzing their toxicity in non-mesoendothelial tissues. Subcutaneous injection of the nanotubes induced paw edema, that was maximal in the first 2 h after administration at 0.1 mg/kg (43.25 ...
Petit Christophe T G - - 2013
Using a non-aqueous sol-gel process with a direct calcination step in air after prior drying, silver nanoparticles with average size distribution ranging from 20 to 100 nm were synthesised. Studies in reduced atmosphere were also performed with mixed results, both in phase and particle size, as the samples were found ...
Praveen P - - 2013
The present study provides the first reports of a novel approach of electrophoretic co-deposition technique by which titanium foils are coated with LiFePO4-carbon nanocomposites synthesized by sol gel route and processed into high-surface area cathodes for lithium ion batteries. The study elucidates how sucrose additions as carbon source can affect ...
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 ...
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 ...
Zhang B - - 2013
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common disease of joints in adults around the world. Current available drugs to treat osteoarthritis are predominantly directed towards the symptomatic relief of pain and inflammation but they do little to reduce joint destruction. Effective prevention of the structural damage must be a key objective ...
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 ...
Nguyen My-Linh - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of our study was to analyze the effect of lesion location and morphologic appearance on CT on the positive predictive value (PPV) for malignancy of all extrapulmonary lesions that were (18)F-FDG avid on PET/CT and that were biopsied under imaging guidance. MATERIALS AND METHODS. Between January 2004 ...
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 ...
Joost A - - 2013
Retaining geriatric nurses in their line of work could be an important strategy to prevent the shortage of skilled staff in the future. A prerequisite for this is detailed knowledge of the length and structure of professional careers. The IWAK ( Institut für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Kultur) evaluated data from ...
Ball Chad G - - 2013
Celebrity injury-related deaths are a common topic of conversation and receive wide media coverage. Despite stereotypes and broad generalizations, it is unclear if the mechanisms of demise echo those of the general population. The objective of this study was to evaluate the epidemiology underlying celebrity traumatic deaths. We evaluated all ...
Muthuraman G - - 2013
Electrocrystallization of PbO2 on Ti electrode was studied in different bath solutions using cyclic voltammetry (CV), chronoamperometry (CA), and scanning electron microscopy. The cyclic voltammetry studies revealed that the addition of methanol postponed the oxygen evolution region and made over potential nucleation of PbO2 on Ti. Oxidation of PbO2 is ...
Weng Chia-Tse - - 2013
Opportunistic infection has been documented in systemic lupus erythematosus with special attention paid to Pneumocystis jirovecii because of the significant morbidity and high mortality. The limited large-scale investigations covering P. jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) in systemic lupus erythematosus following biologics or immunosuppressants therapy prompted us to perform this study in southern ...
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 ...
Mirpour Sahar - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. Cervical cancer is the second most common malignancy in women worldwide and the third most common cause of cancer mortality in the United States. The aim of this article is to describe cervical cancer and outline the value of (18)F-FDG PET/CT in the management of cervical malignancy. CONCLUSION. The ...
Froese Tom - - 2013
Synthetic approaches to social interaction support the development of a second-person neuroscience. Agent-based models and psychological experiments can be related in a mutually informing manner. Models have the advantage of making the nonlinear brain-body-environment-body-brain system as a whole accessible to analysis by dynamical systems theory. We highlight some general principles ...
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 ...
Nguyen Dung The - - 2013
Monodispersed Fe3O4 nanospheres with hollow interior structures were synthesized without any template. Those nanoparticles exhibited a ferromagnetic behavior with a high saturation magnetization of 81.0 emu g(-1). The hollow structure was formed based on the aggregation of many primary particles, followed by Oswald ripening process. Due to the energy difference ...
Ma Xiaojian - - 2013
3C-SiC nanostructures have been synthesized from Si, maltose or glucose and Mg at 120 degrees C in the presence of I2. The as-obtained products are the mixtures of wire-like and tower-shaped SiC nanostructures. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning electron microscope (SEM) images show that wire-like nanostructures are formed by ...
Moustafa Y M - - 2013
15-hydroxyprostaglandin dehydrogenase (15-PGDH) is the enzyme responsible for prostaglandins (PGs) metabolism. PGs have an important role in the protection of stomach mucosa against destructive stimuli. The aim of the present study is to investigate the inhibitory effect of carbenoxolone, pioglitazone and verapamil on 15-PGDH enzyme. The experiments were carried out ...
Kuzmich Siarhei - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. This article aims to illustrate the spectrum of sonographic findings in perforation of the small bowel due to a variety of causes and discusses the potential role of sonography in the diagnosis. CONCLUSION. Although sonography is not the first-line investigation of choice in suspected small intestinal perforation, an understanding ...
Gariépy Jean-François JF Department of Neurobiology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 27701, USA. - - 2013
In the target article, Schilbach et al. defend a "second-person neuroscience" perspective that focuses on the neural basis of social cognition during live, ongoing interactions between individuals. We argue that a second-person neuroscience would benefit from formal approaches borrowed from economics and behavioral ecology and that it should be extended ...
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 ...
Mescher Marleen - - 2013
This paper demonstrates a new method for the top-down production of silicon nanowire field effect transistors for sensing applications. A simple and robust method for the fabrication of these devices is described, using only conventional CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) processing techniques making it manufacturable on large scale in a ...
Yang Seon-Ho - - 2013
This study is transition metal oxides (FeO and CoO) were added to Gd-doped ceria (Gd0.1Ce0.9O1.95, GDC) powder for preparing the thin-film electrolyte used in the Ni-GDC anode-supported intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC). Recently much attention was aimed at successful powder preparation with high sinter activity and conductivity. However, ...
Qiu Yeyan - - 2013
Self-assembled nanoparticles were synthesized from water-soluble fructose-chitosan, substituted by succinyl linkages with phytosterols as hydrophobic moieties for self-assembly. The physicochemical properties of the prepared self-assembled nanoparticles were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. Doxorubicin (DOX), as a model anticancer drug, was physically entrapped inside ...
Karadag Oncel E - - 2013
Chicken pox is commonly known as a benign exenthamatous disease of childhood, occasionally neurologic or hemorrhagic complications, or even death may ensue. Early predictors of severity of disease have yet to be identified. TNF-alpha and IL-6 stimulate virus-specific immunoglobulin production and it has been postulated that determination of levels of ...
Saindane Amit M AM Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA. - - 2013
Patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) have elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) without an identifiable cause. The clinical course is variable, resulting in irreversible vision loss in some and a benign course in others. Although MRI findings have been described in IIH, their association with visual outcome has not been evaluated ...
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