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Djordjević-Nikić Marina - - 2013
Proper nutrition and regular physical activity are essential parts of a adolescent's overall health. The aim of this research was to evaluated eating and physical activity behaviours and habits, nutritional and food knowledge, beliefs and self-efficacy related to diet and health of the adolescents of the city of Belgrade, Serbia. ...
Nakayama Hideki - - 2013
Background: Epidemiologic studies have shown that dietary flavonoids reduce the risk of cardiovascular events. Onion is rich in quercetin, a strong antioxidant flavonoid. In some in vitro studies, quercetin improved endothelial function associated with atherosclerosis, a leading cause of cardiovascular events. Objective: The aim of this study was to determine ...
Motta Maria da Graça Corso da Mda - - 2013
This study is characterized as a qualitative research with the objective of unveiling the perception and experience regarding the antiretroviral treatment of the adolescent with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. The research was carried out within reference health care centers in two municipalities from the southern region of Brazil. The data production ...
Botti Velca - - 2013
Salmonella is an important zoonotic pathogen of economic importance. In Europe, salmonellosis is the second food-borne infection, in Italy, Salmonella is still the major cause of food-borne outbreaks. In Europe, there are many Salmonella surveillance plans on farmed animals, while Salmonella survey of wild animals is occasionally performed. The aim ...
Fernando Gil José - - 2013
In Colombia, potato crops are affected by a wide variety of viruses such as PVY, PLRV, PVX, PMTV and PVS. Unfortunately, there are very few studies on the biology, distribution and pathogenicity of these viruses; this situation is even worse for the latent virus PVS. In this work, we evaluated ...
Tobars Ana - - 2013
Solid organ transplantation is currently the treatment of choice for renal, heart, and pancreas insufficiency and selected bowel diseases. Thanks to advances in medical technology, the lifespan of transplanted organs is currently about 10 years. To prevent graft rejection, patients need to take immunosuppressive drugs, usually for the rest of ...
Miladinović Milan - - 2013
The first written evidence of telemedicine dates back to the times of Sava Nemanjić (the end of 12th and the beginning of 13th century). Nowadays, the use of telemedicine in Serbia gains momentum, and the cause of this lies in the creation of a central telemedicine system XPA3 Online and ...
Perera-Garcia Martha A - - 2013
Common snook Centropomus unidecimalis is an important commercial and fishery species in Southern Mexico, however the high exploitation rates have resulted in a strong reduction of its abundances. Since, the information about its population structure is scarce, the objective of the present research was to determine and compare the age ...
Almario Rogelio U - - 2013
Objective: The omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (n-3 PUFA) as well as lignan components of flaxseed (FLX) can have beneficial effects. In this 6-week-long, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study, we investigated the effects of FLX lignans on cardiovascular risk factors. Methods: Thirty-seven subjects (13 men and 24 women, age: 54 ± 7 years, ...
Marakushev Sergey A - - 2013
The diversity of the central metabolism of modern organisms is caused by the existence of a few metabolic modules, combination of which produces multiple metabolic pathways. This paper analyzes biomimetically reconstructed coupled autocatalytic cycles as the basis of ancestral metabolic systems. The mechanism for natural selection and evolution in autocatalytic ...
Rocha Maria Eliane Martins Oliveira da - - 2013
A study of descriptive, exploratory and retrospective study with a quantitative approach is to evaluate the expansion of graduate programs in nursing in the state of Piauí in the period 1973 to 2008. It was researched, aided by a form, all ten institutions of higher education in this period, in ...
Reyes-Bonilla Hector - - 2013
Coral reefs in the Mexican Pacific and notably those of the continental coastline of Colima state are still poorly studied. Fortunately, recent efforts have been carried out by researchers from different Mexican institutions to fill up these information gaps. The aim of this study was to determine the ecological structure ...
Hong Li-Feng - - 2013
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in an anomalous right coronary artery (RCA) can be technically difficult because selective cannulation of the vessel may not be easy. We thereby present two cases with unstable angina pectoris of anomalous originated RCA. The PCI were successfully performed in two patients with a special guiding ...
Stempniak Marty - - 2013
The front line of offense Community health workers extend the hospital's reach beyond its own four walls, an imperative under the new quality and payment measures. How should you manage this new staff?
Fernandes Santos Carlos Antonio - - 2013
The umbu tree (Spondias tuberosa) is one of the most important endemic species to the Brazilian tropical semiarid region. The umbu tree has edible fruits with a peculiar flavor that are consumed in natura or in a semi-industrialized form, such as jams, candies and juices. The majority of endemic species ...
Paemelaere Evi A D - - 2013
Predation is one of the major selective agents influencing evolution of color patterns. Cryptic color patterns decrease detection probability by predators, but their concealing function depends on the background against which patterns are seen; therefore, habitat use and color patterns are tightly linked. In many anole species, females exhibit variation ...
Emrecan Bilgin - - 2013
Ring annuloplasty is the standard treatment of ischemic mitral regurgitation (MR), however, it has been associated with some drawbacks. It abolishes normal annular dynamics and freezes the posterior leaflet. In the present study, we evaluated Paneth suture annuloplasty in chronic ischemic MR and both early and mid-term outcomes of the ...
Correa-Herrera Tatiana - - 2013
Protected areas are important for natural population conservation since they work as refuge, feeding and breeding areas, where specimens should be exempt from human pressure. The generation of better criteria for management decisions and conservation of fishery resources, is based on the reproductive aspects of species that support fishing activities, ...
Forman Daniel - - 2013
Biological aging predisposes older adults to increased cardiovascular disease (CHD) and greater disease complexity. Given the high age-related prevalence of CHD and age-related compounding factors, the recently updated American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation CHD-related guidelines increased their focus on older patients. These guidelines are predominately evidence-based (using data ...
Pereira Iara Cristina - - 2013
This article is an integrative review that aimed to evaluate the available evidence in the literature on the development of strategies operationalized by community health agents for health promotion. Three databases were used - BDTD, LILACS and SciELO - and 2,179 publications were found, of which 58 were selected for ...
Levi Yosef - - 2013
Progress has been made in the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer with the development of biologic agents such as Cetuximab and Panitumumab. These monoclonal antibodies are directed against EGFR and influence cell division, attachment, angiogenesis, migration and apoptosis. Correlation has been found between the presence of mutations in the K-ras ...
Vargas-Fernández Isabel - - 2013
A new subspecies of Heraclides androgeus (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) and its biogeographical aspects. Heraclides androgeus epidaurus was described and illustrated by Godman & Salvin in 1890 based on specimens obtained in Veracruz, indicating that their distribution encompassed both the Pacific and Atlantic sides of Mexico. Later authors commented that there were ...
Vargens Octavio Muniz da Costa - - 2013
This is a descriptive research, with qualitative approach, which aimed at analyze the interaction process between woman and her partner starting from the diagnosis of infection by the human papilomavirus (HPV). It was accomplished in 13 communities in the cities of Duque de Caxias and Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro ...
Asadi Javad - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to estimate the seroprevalence of Coxiella burnetii infection in sheep and goat flocks with a history of abortion in different areas of Iran. One thousand and one hundred ovine and 180 caprine samples from 43 sheep and goat flocks in four counties located in ...
Till Viktor - - 2013
An arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is an abnormal connection between an artery and a vein which may result from traumatic injury or may occur as congenital abnormality. Stent graft repair through arteriovenous fistula could lead to complications. Endovascular stent graft repair in a 23-year-old patient with posttraumatic superficial femoral arteriovenous fistula ...
Flórez-Flórez Claudia Patricia - - 2013
Nutrient dynamics in forest plantations of Azadirachta indica (Meliaceae) established for restoration of degraded lands in Colombia. Azadirachta indica is a tree species which use is steadily increasing for restoration of tropical and subtropical arid and degraded lands throughout the world. The objective of this research study was to evaluate ...
Valadez Francisco - - 2013
The tropical karstic lakes on the Mexican Caribbean Sea coast are numerous. However, there is an enormous gap of knowledge about their limnological conditions and micro-algae communities. In the present study, surface water samples were collected monthly from November 2007 to September 2008 to provide taxonomical composition and biovolume of ...
Swanepoel De Wet de - - 2013
Background: The baby boomer population will become high users of the health-care system in coming years. Self-report of hearing loss at a primary health-care visit may offer timely referrals to audiological services, but there has been no population-based study of self-reported hearing loss in the baby boomer generation. Purpose: To ...
Cohen Yehudit - - 2013
Cancer is the number one cause of death in both genders. Breakthroughs in the understanding of cancer biology, the identification of prognostic factors, and the development of new treatments are increasingly dependent on access to human cancer tissues with linked clinicopathological data. Access to human tumor samples and a large ...
Hernández-Avila Iván - - 2013
Bivalve aggregations constitute a microhabitat for a wide variety of organisms in intertidal, subtidal and deep-water marine benthic habitats. Increase in density of bivalve beds could offer more crevices and substratum for the associated fauna, affecting community composition. Beds of the Atlantic Pearl Oyster (Pinctada imbricata) and the Turkey Wing ...
Jokić Radoica - - 2013
Pancreas divisum is a relatively common pancreatic duct anatomic variant, firstly described in the 17th century. We reported a 2-year-old child admitted to the Pediatric Clinic with breathing difficulties and abdominal pains. Examination and X-ray image, showed a vast right hydrothorax containing rusty coloured solution with a high degree of ...
Seas-Carvajal Carolina - - 2013
Most research on bioluminescent fungi is concentrated on their taxonomic relationships, while the basics of their natural history and ecological relationships are poorly understood. In this study, we compared the distribution of bioluminescent fungi between old-growth and secondary forest as related to four different soil types at the tropical rainforest ...
Obrenović-Kirćanski Biljana - - 2013
Myxomas arising from the right ventricle are extremely rare. We presented a 71-year-old patient with worsening symptoms of the exertional dyspnea and atypical chest pains lasting 6 months. A transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiogram revealed a large, 2.6 x 2.2 cm, ovoid, well-circumscribed, echogenic mass in the right ventricle outflow tract ...
Monge-Nájera Julián - - 2013
BINABITROP is a bibliographical database of more than 38000 records about the ecosystems and organisms of Costa Rica. In contrast with commercial databases, such as Web of Knowledge and Scopus, which exclude most of the scientific journals published in tropical countries, BINABITROP is a comprehensive record of knowledge on the ...
Olguin-Monroy Hector C - - 2013
Mesoamerica is a biologically complex zone that expands from Southern Mexico to extreme Northern Colombia. The biogeographical patterns and relationships of the mammalian fauna associated to the Mesoamerican Tropical Evergreen Forest (MTEF) are poorly understood, in spite of the wide distribution of this kind of habitat in the region. We ...
Bosman Arjan J - - 2013
Background: The recent introduction of digital hearing aid technology for bone-conduction devices employing percutaneous stimulation may be beneficial for patients with conductive and mixed hearing loss and single sided deafness. Purpose: Performance of a recently released sound processor for bone-anchored implants, the Ponto Pro Power from Oticon Medical (bone-conduction device ...
Li Yong-Hong - - 2013
To investigate the effects and mechanisms of rosuvastatin on angiotensin -converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) in the process of neointimal formation after vascular balloon injury in rats, and to explore the effects of ACE2 and rosuvastatin in restenosis. Thirty-six Wistar rats were randomly allocated into three groups: control group (n = ...
Maoz-Segal Ramit - - 2013
Forensic medicine is the application of science to the medical disciplines to answer questions related to criminal law. Most forensic practitioners are physicians with expertise in pathology. In the field of post mortem surgeries, the extensive area of the encounter between the law and medicine is compLicated. The doctor who ...
Sánchez Regina - - 2013
D Menidia humboldtiana, a native species of Mexico, is a common inhabitant of local reservoirs. It represents a highly appreciated fish of economic importance in the central part of the country because of its delicate flavor. Trophic behavior of this species is important to understand the relationships with other fish ...
Poppitt Sally D - - 2013
Objective: There is evidence that high-protein foods increase satiety and may aid weight loss, yet little is known of differential effects of protein composition. The aim of the study was to compare the acute effects of 4 whey proteins on satiety and food intake and to evaluate possible relationships with ...
Spagnuolo Regina Stella - - 2013
This was a qualitative study with the purpose of designing a meta-model for the work process of the Family Health Strategy (FHS) team. It was based on the experience of six sample groups, composed of their members (physicians, professional nurses, dentists, dental assistants, licensed technical nurses and community health agents) ...
Fabian Ido Didi - - 2013
Congenital orbital teratoma is a rare benign tumor, composed of all three germ cell layers. The Lesion presents clinically as uniLateral proptosis in the newborn. In order to diagnose the tumor correctly a multidisciplinary approach is needed, including ophthalmologists, neurosurgeons, pediatrics, radiologists, and pathologists to eventually diagnose the lesion. Early ...
Nieto-Bernal Ramón - - 2013
In the continental Colombian Caribbean the conch resource exploitation and the status of snails populations has been poorly studied, which are reflected in the lack of fisheries management. This study assesses composition, population density and distribution of the gastropods species that make conch resource in La Guajira region. Underwater visual ...
Hwang Ji-Yun - - 2013
Background/Objective: The SNP276G>T polymorphism in the adiponectin gene has been reported to be associated with type 2 diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance. The objective of this study was to examine whether SNP276G>T polymorphism influences the blood glucose levels in relation to dietary carbohydrate intake. Subjects/Methods: In an ongoing, prospective study, ...
Vargas Divane de - - 2013
This is an exploratory study, of bibliographical type, which aimed to verify and characterize the literary production of nurses on the topic of alcoholism published in the Annals of the Brazilian Nursing Congress, published in the period of 1998-2008. The sample consisted of 99 abstracts that were directly related to ...
Noaman Vahid - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate the seroprevalence and distribution of antibodies to the bluetongue virus (BTV) among dairy Holstein cattle of central Iran. From September 2010 to August 2011, 892 blood samples from Holstein dairy cattle were collected from healthy animals. Blood samples were divided according to ...
Sahagún Sánchez Francisco Javier - - 2013
The Sierra Madre Oriental region in the mexican state of San Luis Potosi is a relevant place for bird conservation at a country level. Therefore the main goal of this study was to analyze the geographic patterns of distribution and the conservation current state of the birds, to support the ...
Henry James A - - 2013
Background: Psychoacoustic measures of tinnitus typically include loudness and pitch match, minimum masking level (MML), and residual inhibition (RI). We previously developed and documented a computer-automated tinnitus evaluation system (TES) capable of subject-guided loudness and pitch matching. The TES was further developed to conduct computer-aided, subject-guided testing for noise-band matching ...
Bustamante Erich Neurohr - - 2013
There are no studies of air pollution bio-indicators based on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Costa Rica. In this study we present the results of a project that analyzed tree trunk lichens as bioindicators of air pollution in 40 urban parks located along the passage of wind through the city ...
Cudlip Alan C - - 2013
This study examined the influence of frequency and direction of force application on psychophysically acceptable forces for simulated work tasks. Fifteen male participants exerted psychophysically acceptable forces on a force transducer at 1, 3, or 5 repetitions per minute by performing both a downward press and a pull toward the ...
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