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Ughi Giovanni J GJ University Hospitals Leuven, Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, and KU Leuven, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Herestraat 49, B3000 Leuven, Belgium. - - 2014
Intravascular optical coherence tomography (IVOCT) is rapidly becoming the method of choice for assessing vessel healing after stent implantation due to its unique axial resolution <20  μm. The amount of neointimal coverage is an important parameter. In addition, the characterization of neointimal tissue maturity is also of importance for an accurate ...
Wang Yu Y Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Optical Imaging Laboratory, 1 Brookings Dr., St. Louis, Missouri 63130, - - 2013
Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) is a distance-dependent process that transfers excited state energy from a donor molecule to an acceptor molecule without the emission of a photon. The FRET rate is determined by the proximity between the donor and the acceptor molecules; it becomes significant only when the proximity ...
Sha Qiong - - 2013
Abstract The potential of fish to transfer salmonellae from heterogeneous aquatic biofilms into feces was assessed in controlled aquarium studies with Suckermouth Catfish Hypostomus plecostomus and with biofilms inoculated with salmonellae. Neither the presence of catfish nor inoculation with salmonellae had detectable effects on the abundance of the microbial community. ...
Gilden Don D Department of Neurology and Microbiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 12700 E. 19th Avenue, Box B182, Aurora, CO 80045, USA. - - 2013
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is an exclusively human neurotropic alphaherpesvirus. Primary infection causes varicella (chickenpox), after which the virus becomes latent in ganglionic neurons along the entire neuraxis. With advancing age or immunosuppression, cell-mediated immunity to VZV declines, and the virus reactivates to cause zoster (shingles), dermatomal distribution, pain, and ...
Santos-Lasaosa S - - 2013
INTRODUCTION. Patients with chronic migraine often report lower cognitive performance, which affects their quality of life. AIMS. To analyse whether the mnemonic capacity of patients with chronic migraine is altered or not. SUBJECTS AND METHODS. A cross-sectional study was conducted in patients with chronic migraine evaluated consecutively in our unit, ...
Larrosa-Campo D - - 2013
INTRODUCTION. Cocaine is an independent cerebrovascular risk factor both for ischaemic and haemorrhagic events, above all among persons under 55 years of age. CASE REPORT. A case report of stroke due to the consumption of cocaine is used to review its pathophysiology and the complexity involved in the management and ...
Huertas-Hoyas E - - 2013
INTRODUCTION. Hemispheric specialization is a topic of interest that has motivated an enormous amount of research in recent decades. After a unilateral brain injury, the consequences can affect various areas of specialization, leading, depending on the location of the injury, impairment in quality of life and community integration. PATIENTS AND ...
Aleixandre-Benavent R R Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas. Instituto de Historia de la Ciencia, Valencia, Espana. - - 2013
INTRODUCTION. Scientific collaboration is vital for to the advance of knowledge and is especially important in health sciences. The aim of this study is to identify scientific collaboration indicators and co-authorship networks of researchers and Spanish institutions that publish on multiple sclerosis (MS) during the period 1996-2010. MATERIALS AND METHODS. ...
Velasco-Ramirez S F - - 2013
INTRODUCTION. The immune system and the peripheral and central nervous system are in constant communication by means of messengers and signalling molecules released, such as cytokines, neuropeptides, neurohormones and neurotransmitters, among others. Seizures are defined as the transitory appearance of signs and symptoms that trigger an abnormally excessive neuronal activity ...
Wood Chris M - - 2013
The small cichlid fish Alcolapia grahami lives in Lake Magadi, Kenya, one of the most extreme aquatic environments on Earth (pH ~10, carbonate alkalinity ~300 mequiv l(-1)). The Magadi tilapia is the only 100% ureotelic teleost; it normally excretes no ammonia. This is interpreted as an evolutionary adaptation to overcome ...
Blaser N - - 2013
Homing pigeons (Columba livia) are believed to adopt a map-and-compass strategy to find their way home. Surprisingly, to date a clear demonstration of the use of a cognitive map in free-flight experiments is missing. In this study, we investigated whether homing pigeons use a mental map in which - at ...
Flammang Brooke E - - 2013
Complex structured environments offer fish advantages as places of refuge and areas of greater potential prey densities, but maneuvering through these environments is a navigational challenge. To successfully navigate complex habitats, fish must have sensory input relaying information about the proximity and size of obstacles. We investigated the role of ...
Tedjakumala Stevanus Rio - - 2013
Honeybees constitute established model organisms for the study of appetitive learning and memory. In recent years, the establishment of the technique of olfactory conditioning of the sting extension response (SER) has yielded new insights into the rules and mechanisms of aversive learning in insects. In olfactory SER conditioning, a harnessed ...
Yorzinski Jessica L JL Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA. - - 2013
Conspicuous, multicomponent ornamentation in male animals can be favored by female mate choice but we know little about the cognitive processes females use to evaluate these traits. Sexual selection may favor attention mechanisms allowing the choosing females to selectively and efficiently acquire relevant information from complex male display traits and, ...
McEvoy Jennifer R - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of corticosteroid injections into the greater trochanteric bursa as opposed to the subgluteus medius bursa in patients with greater trochanteric pain syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS. We retrospectively reviewed 183 injections (149 performed in women, 34 performed in men; age ...
Pozzar Rachel - - 2013
A powerful tool for gathering qualitative data can advance patient advocacy in a changing health care climate.
Song Xiao-Xia - - 2013
A new generation of magnetic resonant imaging (MRI) contrast agents will simultaneously possess characteristics of high relaxivity, biotargeting ability and nontoxicity, referring that they are helpful to acquire better contrast imaging in the region of interest (e.g., tumors) without health risks. Colloidal Prussian blue with quasi-zeolite structure was introduced as ...
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 ...
Li Junli - - 2013
Nanoparticles (NPs) have been exploited in a diverse range of products in the past decade or so. However, the biosafety/environmental impact or legislation pertaining to this newly created, highly functional composites containing NPs (otherwise called nanomaterials) is generally lagging behind their technological innovation. To advance the agenda in this area, ...
Seo Yeong-Hui - - 2013
Aqueous Cu nanoparticles are synthesized using a reducing agent and surface capping molecule which prevents the interparticular agglomeration and surface oxidation. Aqueous conductive nano ink is prepared using the resulting Cu nanoparticles and conductive Cu layers are prepared via a wet coating process. The conductive Cu layers, metalized by annealing ...
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 ...
Rahimi-Esboei B - - 2013
Giardia (G.) lamblia is a parasite that causes giardiasis in humans and other mammals. The common treatment produces unpleasant side effects. The ethnopharmacology for management of parasitic infections accelerates and guides the search for new chemical objects. This study assessed the in vitro cytotoxicity of Sambucus (S.) ebulus fruit against ...
Moon Ji Yoon - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. The objective of our study is to assess the usefulness of breast MRI for the evaluation of malignant invasion of the nipple-areolar complex. MATERIALS AND METHODS. Breast MRI findings of 51 pathologically proven breast cancer lesions, which were within 2 cm distance from the nipple-areolar complex on sonography, were ...
Potera Carol - - 2013
Newly available data expose striking local and national cost differences.
Nhung Tran Thi - - 2013
Flowerlike gold nanostructure was facilely prepared by the seed-mediated growth of gold nanoparticles in chitosan-TPP template films. Firstly, chitosan nanoparticles, spontaneously formed by inter and/or intra cross-linking with TPP, were transformed into gel-type of chitosan-TPP films under strong sonication process. After then, gold seeds (1-3 nm) were entrapped in chitosan-TPP ...
Braeseke G - - 2013
A central objective of this study was to estimate the potential workforce for the elderly care sector in Germany and to compare it with the predicted demand for nurses in 2030. The authors describe the opportunities and obstacles in recruiting skilled professionals from EU member states and from countries outside ...
Joos Eacute Milie - - 2013
Acute care surgery (ACS) comprises trauma and emergency surgery. The purpose of this new specialty is to involve trauma and nontrauma surgeons in the care of acutely ill patients with a surgical pathology. In Quebec, few acute care surgery services (ACSS) exist, and the concept is still poorly understood by ...
Han Yong-Hyeon - - 2013
Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) has good properties as a conductive polymer such as high conductivity, optical transmittance, and chemical stability, while offering relatively weak physicochemical properties. The main purpose of this paper is to improve physicochemical properties such as solvent resistance and pencil hardness of PEDOT. Carboxyl groups in the poly(MMA-co-MAA) polymer ...
de Araujo Daniel Brito - - 2013
Dactylolysis spontanea is a rare disease of unknown etiology, basically restricted to digits without systemic involvement. It evolves, in the form of a local constriction, affecting typically the distal phalanx of the fifth toe, rarely involving other toes and even more rarely involving fingers as in the case described herein.
Mehlhaff Krista M - - 2013
Brodifacoum, a superwarfarin, is a common household agent used for rodenticides. We present a case of maternal brodifacoum ingestion that resulted in neonatal death. A 19-year-old primigravid woman presented at 32 weeks of gestation with spontaneous mucosal bleeding. Her fetus showed evidence of acidosis on external fetal monitoring. Laboratory values ...
Yoo Jeong Ha - - 2013
In the clinic, it is important to prepare for single stranded DNA from genomic DNA to detect the target gene. In this study, we have investigated the detection of single stranded DNA (ssDNA) obtained by ultrasonication of human genomic DNA via fluorescence quenching on microfluidic chip with pillars at the ...
Moore Chris - - 2013
A second-person approach that prioritizes dyadic emotional interaction is not well equipped to explain the origins of the understanding of mind conceived as intentionality. Instead, the critical elements that will deliver the understanding of self and other as persons with intentionality are shared object-centered interactions that include not only emotional ...
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, ...
Spiegle Gillian - - 2013
Recent trials have shown that cytoreductive surgery and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (S+HIPEC) for colorectal cancer carcinomatosis (CRC-C) leads to 5-year, disease-free survival rates of more than 30%. Since these data represent a substantial change in the management of CRC-C, the objectives of this study were to determine physicians' awareness of ...
Cao Bailai - - 2013
The well controlled alpha,alpha'-bis(4-phenyl-1,3-butadienylidene)-acetone (BPBA) nanowires and nanotubes were prepared by a template wetting method. The diameter and length of BPBA nanowires and nanotubes were identical to template pores, diameter -80 nm and length -60 microm. This facile general approach can be used for the preparation of nanowires and nanotubes ...
Gary Jodie C JC College of Nursing, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Bryan, TX, USA. - - 2013
Positive deviance involves an intentional act of breaking the rules in order to serve the greater good. For nurses, the rightness or wrongness of such actions will be judged by other people who are in charge of rules enforcement; but the decision to engage in positive deviance lies solely with ...
Rosenberg Karen - - 2013
Improvements are best achieved in hospitals with low nurse turnover.
Dominey Peter Ford - - 2013
As there is "dark matter" in the neuroscience of individuals engaged in dynamic interactions, similar dark matter is present in the domain of interaction between humans and cognitive robots. Progress in second-person neuroscience will contribute to the development of robotic cognitive systems, and such developed robotic systems will be used ...
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 ...
Graf B - - 2013
The term "Service robotics" describes semi- or fully autonomous technical systems able to perform services useful to the well-being of humans. Service robots have the potential to support and disburden both persons in need of care as well as nursing care staff. In addition, they can be used in prevention ...
Gondal M A - - 2013
Nano-structured Cupric Oxide (CuO) has been synthesized using pulsed laser ablation of pure copper in water using Q-switched pulsed laser beam of 532 nm wavelength and, 5 nanosecond pulse duration and laser pulse energy of 100 mJ/pulse. In the initial unannealed colloidal suspension, the nanoparticles of Copper (Cu) and Cuprious ...
Kumar R Thinesh - - 2013
The effect of ethylenediamine addition in the sol-gel method for the preparation of pure and Sr(II)-added nano copper aluminate (CuAl2O4) composites for the enhancement in their structural, electrical, and alcohol sensing properties were investigated. The effect of addition of Sr(II) to pure CuAl2O4 in both the methods were also discussed. ...
Potera Carol - - 2013
Certified nurse midwives schedule fewer cesareans and inductions.
Yi Minjin - - 2013
The manufacture of thin film transistors with reliable electrical properties, via full-printing on plastic foils, is a key step for the realization of costless and flexible electronics. To reach this goal, the dielectric layers should be smooth and free from failure while maintaining a high capacitance. In this paper, the ...
Lee Dong Kyu - - 2013
The structural and electrochemical properties of W-doped LiMn2O4 and LiAl0.025Mn1.975O4 have been investigated to determine the role of W. The cathodic materials were synthesized by sol-gel method, using citric acid as the chelating agent. The results revealed that the substitution of W affects the lattice dimension, the morphology, and the ...
Shin Pyeong Ji - - 2013
Al contents have been doped as a sensitizer to improve the luminescent brightness, and the conventional solid state reaction method has been used to synthesize the phosphors. Al doping effects on the microstructures of YVO4:Eu3+ phosphors were measured by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM). The ...
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 ...
Braga P C - - 2013
The Vaccinium (V.) spp. berries are considered a source of antioxidants, mainly belonging to polyphenols, specifically flavonoids and anthocyanins. Wild genotypes generally contain more antioxidants than cultivated counterparts. So, seven different antioxidants assays on extracts from cultivated and wild Vaccinium berries were performed, to evaluate their difference in terms 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 ...
Schüler G - - 2013
Demographic change, advances in medicine, and innovative health care services are leading to changes in the professional qualification requirements for nursing and care staff. Detecting future trends in relation to these requirements was the focus of a Delphi study developed as part of the BMBF FreQueNz initiative. After qualitative expert ...
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