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Lam Matthew M Department of Radiology, University of California Davis School of Medicine, 4860 Y St, Suite 3100, Sacramento, CA 95817. - - 2013
Ultrasound backscatter microscopy (UBM), or ultrasound biomicroscopy, is a noninvasive, label-free, and ionizing radiation-free technique allowing high-resolution 3-dimensional structural imaging. The goal of this study was to evaluate UBM for resolving anatomic features associated with squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity. The study was conducted in a hamster buccal ...
Teixeira Pedro G PG From the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, - - 2013
Experimental data have demonstrated a potential survival benefit for animals undergoing splenectomy immediately after traumatic brain injury. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of splenectomy on survival in patients with moderate or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). This is a National Trauma Data Bank (2002-2009) analysis ...
Stall Alec A From the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, - - 2013
Higher concentrations of fraction of inspired oxygen (FIO2) have been shown to be associated with lower risk for surgical site infection in multiple studies outside the domain of orthopedic surgery. We evaluated the efficacy of high FIO2 administered during the perioperative period to reduce the rate of surgical site infection ...
Calanna Salvatore S Corresponding author: Filip K. Knop, - - 2013
To investigate glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) secretion in patients with type 2 diabetes and nondiabetic control subjects during oral glucose or meal tests. Eligible trials were identified by The Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, Embase, and Web of Science. Data were retrieved and random-effects models for the primary meta-analysis, random-effects meta-regression, and ...
Gordon Christopher James CJ From the Sydney Nursing School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, - - 2013
Mastery of auscultatory blood pressure is challenging for preregistration nursing students. This phenomenon has been attributed to the psychomotor skills required, knowledge about blood pressure measurement, and the teaching modality type. Most studies focus on developing blood pressure proficiency without determining the measurement accuracy. We sought to determine the efficacy ...
Stark H H CT1 Trauma & - - 2013
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a clinical syndrome manifested by signs and symptoms of irritation of the median nerve at the carpal tunnel in the wrist. Local corticosteroid injection for carpal tunnel syndrome has been studied but its effectiveness is unknown. To evaluate the effectiveness of local corticosteroid injection for carpal ...
Gärtner Fania R FR From the Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the - - 2013
To study the effectiveness of a mental module for workers' health surveillance for health care workers. Nurses and allied health care professionals from one organization were cluster-randomized at ward level to an intervention or control group. The intervention included screening for work functioning impairments and mental health complaints. Positively screened ...
Depestel Daryl D DD Medical Affairs, Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc, Lexington, MA, - - 2013
There has been dramatic change in the epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) since the turn of the 21st century noted by a marked increase in incidence and severity, occurring at a disproportionately higher frequency in older patients. Historically considered a nosocomial infection associated with antibiotic exposure, CDI has now ...
Zhang Long Jiang - - 2013
To investigate the pattern of brain volume changes in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) using voxel-based morphometry (VBM) and correlation with clinical and neuropsychological (NP) tests. Fifty seven ESRD patients with no anatomical abnormalities in conventional magnetic resonance imaging [24 patients with abnormal NP scores, 16 male, 39 ± 12 years; 33 ...
Esposito Katherine - - 2013
Metabolic syndrome has become a major public health problem worldwide and represents a common clinical condition in countries with a high incidence of obesity and western dietary patterns. Metabolic syndrome associates with common cancers at many sites, including liver, colorectal, and bladder cancers in men, and endometrial, pancreatic, breast post-menopausal, ...
Huang Wen - - 2013
Elevated thyrotropin (TSH) and hypercholesterolemia commonly coexist in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism, which can cause and aggravate heart disease. However, it is unclear whether TSH has a direct effect on cardiac function. To determine the expression of the thyrotropin receptor (TSHR) and the effects of TSH on ventricular function, we ...
Wu Xiaohong - - 2013
To investigate whether Nischarin participated in neuronal apoptosis induced by neuroinflammation and via the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) and PKB-dependent pathway. Use of male Sprague-Dawley rats, rat pheochromocytoma (PC12), and murine microglial cells (BV-2). Treatment lipopolysaccharides (LPS) were injected into the brain lateral ventricle of the rat. The BV-2 cells were ...
Wang Quanfu - - 2013
Thioredoxin (Trx) is a highly conserved and multi-functional protein that plays a pivotal role in maintaining the redox state of the cell and in protecting the cell against oxidative stress. Trx gene from Antarctic sea-ice bacteria Pseudoalteromonas sp. AN178 was cloned and expressed as soluble protein in Escherichia coli (designated ...
Wang Shengman - - 2013
Heavy metal pollution and soil acidification are serious global environmental issues. The combined pollution from acidification and heavy metal has become a new environmental issue in regions where the two issues simultaneously occur. However, studies on combined pollution are still limited. In the current study, we investigated the combined effect ...
Markov Dmitry A - - 2013
Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) is a commonly used polymer in the fabrication of microfluidic devices due to such features as transparency, gas permeability, and ease of patterning with soft lithography. The surface characteristics of PDMS can also be easily changed with oxygen or low pressure air plasma converting it from a hydrophobic ...
Kim Jin Wook - - 2013
Despite the favorable outcomes of radiosurgery for central neurocytoma (CN), these results are based on case series that included a limited number of patients and short follow-up periods because of the scarcity of CN. Because CN is a benign tumor with an indolent clinical course, long-term follow-up and analysis of ...
Bode K - - 2013
In western countries one in ten of elderly persons (> 65 years old) will develop atrial fibrillation. The main goal in atrial fibrillation therapy is the prophylaxis of thromboembolic complications through anticoagulation according to the individual risk profile (CHA2DS2-Vasc score) of patients and treatment of cardiovascular comorbidities. Symptoms during atrial fibrillation ...
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It is more than seven months since the government was asked to draw up a national uniform policy so that patients in English hospitals could distinguish easily between nurses and other staff. To date ministers have had nothing to say on the issue.
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Essential facts About one in five patients who are emergency admissions to hospital will present with acute kidney injury (AKI), a condition that involves the loss of kidney function over hours or days. Despite its prevalence, there are low levels of awareness and education about AKI among healthcare professionals. Care ...
Savage Melanie - - 2013
Nurses are required to keep their knowledge and skills up to date to ensure their practice is evidence-based. Reflection in and on practice can be used to ensure care provision is evidence-based, to increase self-awareness and to promote positive change. Timely communication of high-quality information tailored to patients' needs is ...
Vaughan Julie - - 2013
Ambulatory emergency care units are present in many hospitals and accommodate patients who need urgent medical assessment or procedures but do not require inpatient admission to achieve this. This article reports on a project undertaken in the ambulatory care unit at the Royal United Hospital Bath, which introduced a nurse-led ...
Jones Ben - - 2013
Few jobs in nursing and health care are as stressful as those of nurse managers.
Colwell Ginny - - 2013
Increasing the probability of getting promoted usually starts long before the job advertisement appears.
Davies Nicola - - 2013
You covered a colleague's shifts last weekend and worked your regular shifts this week and have not been at home for 36 consecutive hours for 12 days. As you update a patient's medication chart, you realise that you just recorded administering 10cc of morphine instead of 4cc. You have made ...
Ballantyne Helen - - 2013
To be honest, my memories of the first few months of nurse training are rather hazy. As late-night partying is not my style, I attribute my amnesia to the kaleidoscope of emotions and events that I experienced.
Adams Michael - - 2013
At the beginning of your nursing career, remember that being a caring and compassionate nurse is an absolute priority. Studying for a degree does not change this - in fact, a better education should enhance these skills.
Day Karen - - 2013
Some students do not discover that they have dyslexia until they reach university and the realisation can be both a shock and a relief. Many develop good coping strategies and may not disclose their disability.
Bennetts Brett - - 2013
Uniquely, the ClC family harbours dissipative channels and anion/H(+) transporters that share unprecedented functional characteristics. ClC-1 channels are homodimers in which each monomer supports an identical pore carrying three anion-binding sites. Transient occupancy of the extracellular binding site by a conserved glutamate residue, E232, independently gates each pore. A common ...
Li Wei-Zhen - - 2013
The development of thermally stable, nanometer-sized precious metal-based catalysts remains a daunting challenge. Such materials, especially those based on the use of costly platinum metal, are essential and, to date, non-replaceable for a large number of industrially important catalytic processes. Here we report a well-defined cuboctahedral MgAl2O4 spinel support material ...
Rhodes Lesley - - 2013
This review article outlines harmful algal bloom (HAB) monitoring practices in New Zealand and highlights the shift from light microscope (LM)-based identification and quantification of the early 1990s to the use of molecular tools to support the HAB monitoring programmes two decades later. Published research and available client information from ...
Gillen Sally - - 2013
The RCN is calling for swift action to implement a recommendation on safe staffing by Robert Francis in his report on care failings at Mid Staffs.
Trueland Jennifer - - 2013
Nurses should be trained in recognising vision problems in patients following an acute stroke, according to guidance launched last week.
Keogh Kat - - 2013
Each year, front line NHS staff are offered a free seasonal flu vaccination to help protect them and their patients from picking up the virus.
Arif Zeba - - 2013
The health select committee has called on hospitals in England to display publicly the number of nurses on duty on each ward. The committee members say this would lead to greater openness and would help to increase trust in the NHS.
Stockwell Felicity - - 2013
I write in support of Benny Goodman's letter (September 18) questioning if revalidation can make any difference in improving nursing standards.
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An interim suspension order was made against me at a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) fitness to practise hearing recently and I was suspended from the register.
Bannister Richard - - 2013
Starting a three-year nursing programme is an exciting, yet daunting, time for most new students. This is especially true for mature students who may be entering higher education after many years away from any kind of study.
Carson Pauline - - 2013
Simulation learning is used in several health disciplines. The Department of Health defines simulation as 'any reproduction or approximation of a real event, process or set of conditions or problems'.
Ashby Sue - - 2013
Many people who have experienced health care are supporting nurse education programmes by informing students about their experiences and how their needs can be best met by healthcare professionals.
Humphries Belinda - - 2013
Practice experiences can be among the most memorable, enjoyable and rewarding times for students embarking on their nursing careers. They can also be thought-provoking, pressurised and challenging.
Neenan Trudi - - 2013
Part of my lecturer role involves helping students to gain confidence in numeracy.
Hsu Po-Chun - - 2013
For transparent conducting electrodes in optoelectronic devices, electrical sheet resistance and optical transmittance are two of the main criteria. Recently, metal nanowires have been demonstrated to be a promising type of transparent conducting electrode because of low sheet resistance and high transmittance. Here we incorporate a mesoscale metal wire (1-5 μm ...
Travis Mike - - 2013
Peter Cheese, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, says that zero-hours contracts, when used appropriately, can provide flexibility for employers and employees alike (Letters September 18). But he sits on the fence with regard to zero-hours contracts in the NHS and fails to address any criticism ...
Bethel James - - 2013
The assessment of suicidal intent in first-contact settings, including the emergency department, can be challenging. Inaccurate assessment can lead to increased incidence of self-harm and completion of suicide. This article focuses on factors that may affect review of this patient group, including healthcare professionals' personal and professional standards and values. ...
Morrow Abby - - 2013
Mental and physical health are intrinsically linked to a person's ability to maintain good physical health determined, in part, by his or her mental wellbeing. Similarly, poor physical health can lead to mental health problems.
Singh Shalini - - 2013
Homogenously alloyed CdSexS1-x nanorods with controlled aspect ratios are synthesised by a hot-injection colloidal route. The optical absorption and photoluminescence emission are compositionally tunable with chalcogen ratios. The synthetic protocol is sufficiently robust to allow good control of rod aspect ratios, with low polydispersities, suited for their rational assembly into ...
Zhao Ying - - 2013
Assembly of 5-nitro-1,2,3-benzenetricarboxylic acid (H3nbta) with Cu(II) in the presence of 1,3-bis(1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)propane (1,3-btp) leads to a new metal-organic framework, [Cu(Hnbta)(1,3-btp)]·2H2O (), which is shown to be an efficient and recyclable heterogeneous catalyst for enamination of β-ketoesters with excellent product yields and selectivity.
Ko Hae Young - - 2013
NIRF imaging of carbon nanodots derived from tire soot was clearly visualized in glioma in vitro and in vivo.
Sun Hua - - 2013
A silicon nanoparticle solution (size ≅ 50 nm) with the concentration of 100 mM, which is contamination free, was synthesized using a ball milling method and was stable for 4 months without aggregation. This stability was responsible for large negative zeta potential on the surface of Si-NPs, established by milling ...
Denaro Nerina - - 2013
Treatment of unresectable, locally advanced head and neck cancer consists of many different options, all of them based on radiotherapy. The main variable is represented by chemotherapy, i.e., the way in which chemotherapy is combined with radiation. More recently, the combination of cetuximab and radiotherapy emerged as a new treatment ...
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