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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 ...
Parsons Sheena M A - - 2013
Animal body size often varies systematically along latitudinal gradients, where individuals are either larger or smaller with varying season length. This study examines ecotypic responses by the generalist grasshopper Melanoplus femurrubrum (Orthoptera: Acrididae) in body size and covarying, physiologically based life history traits along a latitudinal gradient with respect to ...
Melero Yolanda - - 2013
Trophic relationships between invasive species in multiply invaded ecosystems may reduce food limitation relative to more pristine ecosystems and increase resilience to control. Here, we consider whether invasive predatory American mink Neovison vison are trophically subsidized by invasive crayfish. We collated data from the literature on density and home range ...
Cocco Emiliano - - 2013
Doxorubicin (DOX) is an anticancer drug with cardiotoxic side effects mostly caused by iron homeostasis dysregulation. Mitochondria are involved in iron trafficking and mitochondrial ferritin (FtMt) was shown to provide protection against cellular iron imbalance. Therefore, we hypothesized that FtMt overexpression could limit DOX effects on iron homeostasis. Heart's homogenates ...
Liao Weiyong - - 2013
Cross-sectional studies have demonstrated a reverse relationship between serum level of testosterone (T) and the incidence rate of cardiovascular disease in men, indicating that T exerts beneficial effects in cardiovascular system. However, the endothelial effects of T are poorly understood. Actin remodeling is essential for endothelial cell movement and vascular ...
Rudnicka Helena - - 2013
BRCA1 and BRCA2 are two major genes associated with familial breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility. In Poland standard BRCA gene test is usually limited to Polish founder BRCA1 mutations: 5382insC, C61G and 4153delA. To date, just a few single large genomic rearrangements (LGRs) of BRCA1 gene have been reported in ...
Sun Rongbin - - 2013
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) are autoimmune, inflammatory diseases with substantial genetic contributions. Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α and NLR family pyrin domain-containing 1 (NLRP1) play important roles in the immune response. We studied the MMP-2 rs243865 C/T, TNF-α rs1800629 A/G, NLRP1 rs878329 C/G and NLRP1 ...
Zhang Hong - - 2013
The non-protein-coding genes have been reported as a critical control role in the regulation of gene expression in abiotic stress. We previously identified four expressed sequence tags numbered S18 (EL773024), S73 (EL773035), S106 (EL773041) and S108 (EL773042) from a SSH-cDNA library of bread wheat Shaanmai 139 infected with Puccinia striiformis ...
Wu Ying - - 2013
The serotonin 2A (5-HT2A) receptor has been implicated in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the 5-HT2A gene have been found in OSA, the most common being -1438G/A and T102C; however, studies of the association between 5-HT2A SNPs and OSA risk have reported inconsistent findings. A meta-analysis ...
Zhang Ru - - 2013
In order to screen novel genes involved in the biosynthesis and accumulation of ginsenosides in ginseng for investigating the molecular mechanism of ginsenosides accumulation, the differential expression analysis was performed by cDNA-amplified fragment length polymorphism (cDNA-AFLP) in methyl jasmonate (MeJA) treated ginseng suspension cells and untreated controls. Twenty-five transcript-derived-fragments (TDFs) ...
Shen Fang-Fang - - 2013
Cytochrome P4501A1 (CYP1A1) enzyme is a member of the CYP superfamily of enzymes. CYP1A1 A2455G and T3801C are two most commonly studied polymorphisms loci. Previous studies have reported that CYP1A1 polymorphisms increase esophageal cancer (EC) risk. However, the results remain controversial and ambiguous. To further investigate the association between CYP1A1 ...
Polakova Vymetalkova Veronika - - 2013
Altered expression and methylation pattern of tumor suppressor and DNA repair genes, in particular involved in mismatch repair (MMR) pathway, frequently occur in primary colorectal (CRC) tumors. However, little is known about (epi)genetic changes of these genes in precancerous and early stages of CRC. The aim of this pilot study ...
Kim In Sik - - 2013
We investigated the effect of asthmatic serum on constitutive eosinophil apoptosis in normal subjects. Eosinophil apoptosis in normal subjects was inhibited by asthmatic serum but not normal serum. In a detailed analysis based on the presence of house dust mite (HDM) IgE, HDM IgE-positive (+) asthmatic serum was more effective ...
Zhang Xiao-Yan - - 2013
In the current study, we measured urinary angiotensinogen (AGT) through enzyme-linked immunoadsordent assay (ELISA) and analyzed its correlation with intrarenal renin-angiotensin system (RAS) activity in 128 chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Urinary and plasma renin activity, AGT, angiotensin II (Ang II) and aldosterone levels were also measured by radioimmunoassay (RIA) ...
Jamali Samad - - 2013
Desert truffles, hypogeous Pezizales (Ascomycota), are difficult to identify due to evolutionary convergence of morphological characters among taxa that share a similar habitat and mode of spore dispersal. Also, during their symbiotic phase, these are barely distinguishable morphologically, and molecular probes are needed for their identification. We have developed a ...
Uddin Raza Mohy - - 2013
Prolactin (PRL) is a polypeptide hormone, secreted mainly by the anterior pituitary gland. It is involved in many endocrine activities. The key functions of PRL are related to reproduction and lactation in mammals. To ascertain the presence of polymorphisms in the bovine PRL gene (bPRL), the bPRL gene was sequenced. ...
Zhu Lingling - - 2013
Accumulating evidence suggests that microRNAs (miRNAs) play an important role in regulating the pathways in adipose tissue that control processes such as adipogenesis, insulin resistance, and inflammation. MiR-143 is a well-characterized miRNA involved in adipogenesis and may be involved in regulating insulin resistance. Free fatty acids (FFAs) and adipokines, such ...
Qin Li-Sen - - 2013
Primary glioblastoma multiforme is the most malignant form of astrocytic tumor with an average survival of approximately 12-14 months. The combination of novel Akt inhibitors with anti-cancer therapeutics has achieved improved anti-tumor efficiency. In the current study, we examined the synergistic anti-cancer ability of Akt inhibitor perifosine in combination with short-chain ...
Niu Fubiao - - 2013
MYH3, whose function is to convert chemical energy to mechanical energy through ATP hydrolysis, is mainly expressed in skeletal muscle at various stages and is indispensable in the procedure of development of skeletal muscle and heart. In the study, genetic variations and genotypes of MYH 3 gene in a total ...
Yamashita Saori - - 2013
Background: Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) plays critical roles in the induction and exacerbation of allergic diseases. We tested various chemicals in the environment and found that xylene and 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene induced the production of TSLP in vivo. These findings prompted us to search for additional chemicals that induce TSLP production. In ...
Takahashi Aya - - 2013
Background: Eczema in the cubital fossa, which is susceptible to sweat, is frequently observed in atopic dermatitis (AD). However, there has been no direct evidence that sweating causes eczema in the cubital fossa. Methods: To investigate this issue, axon reflex-mediated sweating volume (AXR) and skin barrier function in the cubital ...
Tateishi Ukihide - - 2013
Coregistered fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) provides functional and morphologic data useful for the management of lymphoma. PET/CT is a promising tool in initial staging/re-staging, monitoring post-treatment recurrence/exacerbation, and evaluating prognosis at mid-treatment use [interim PET/CT (iPET/CT)]. Many multicenter studies are currently underway to investigate the effectiveness and safety ...
Cvetko Erika - - 2013
The inferior alveolar nerve block is one of the most common techniques for delivering dental anesthesia. Its success depends on placing the needle tip in close proximity to the mandibular foramen (MF). In certain cases, however, this nerve block fails, even when performed by the most experienced clinician. Anatomical variability ...
Magro Elsa - - 2013
Anatomic arrangement of venous system within the transverse foramen is a controversial topic among authors. Precise knowledge of this arrangement is necessary in imaging where vertebral artery dissection is suspected, as well as in surgical approaches of cervical spine. This knowledge objective cannot be achieved without a prerequisite knowledge of ...
Zeiler Kristin - - 2013
Since John Locke, regnant conceptions of personhood in Western philosophy have focused on individual capabilities for complex forms of consciousness that involve cognition such as the capability to remember past events and one's own past actions, to think about and identify oneself as oneself, and/or to reason. Conceptions of personhood ...
Schopfer Kurt - - 2013
This study aimed at determining the sensitivity of a whole blood interferon-γ release assay (IGRA) among children with microbiologically confirmed tuberculosis in a high-burden country. Children with a diagnosis of tuberculosis based on clinical and radiographic assessment were tested with an IGRA in addition to microbiologic examination of appropriate specimens ...
McCarty-Caplan David - - 2013
This study examined patterns of drug use among gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) to identify sub-categories of men whose drug use and sexual behavior place them at especially high risk for HIV. A latent class analysis of a sample of MSM yielded a four-class ...
Scott Hyman M - - 2013
Resiliency factors such as social support have been associated with more frequent HIV testing among MSM. We examined the association between social support and delayed HIV testing in the context of structural discrimination and individual factors among young Black MSM. We combined two independent cross-sectional samples recruited 1 year apart from ...
Uekusa Yoshinori - - 2013
Eukaryotic proteasome assembly is a highly organized process mediated by several proteasome-specific chaperones, which interact with proteasome assembly intermediates. In yeast, Ump1 and Pba1-4 have been identified as assembly chaperones that are dedicated to the formation of the proteasome 20S catalytic core complex. The crystal structures of Pba chaperones have ...
Salomé Geraldo M - - 2013
The assessment of health-related quality of life in patients with venous leg ulcers provides important information for clinical decision making, evaluation of therapeutic benefits, and prediction of survival probabilities. Health-related quality of life and self-esteem were assessed using the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) and the ...
Liu Shao-Jun - - 2013
Emerging evidence demonstrates that high plasma C-reactive protein (CRP) levels or low plasma insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) concentrations may be separately associated with the increased risk of coronary artery disease or myocardial infarction. Interestingly, animal model studies and epidemiological investigations indicate that circulating IGF-1 and CRP levels have an ...
Li Min - - 2013
Previous studies have shown that lipopolysaccharide (LPS) can upregulate MUC5AC in airway epithelial cells. However, the relationship and mechanism between bacterial infection and altered mucus secretion in the biliary tract remains unclear. Human biliary epithelial cells were induced by LPS, H2O2 production in the cell supernatants were detected by specific ...
Chowdhury Animesh - - 2013
We investigated the mechanism by which TxA2 mimetic, U46619, activates proMMP-2 in bovine pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells. Our study showed that treatment of the cells with U46619 caused an increase in the expression and subsequently activation of proMMP-2 in the cells. Pretreatment with p(38)MAPK inhibitor, SB203580; and NF-κB inhibitor, ...
Jansujwicz Jessica S - - 2013
The Vernal Pool Mapping and Assessment Program (VPMAP) was initiated in 2007 to create a vernal pool database as a planning tool to foster local compliance with new state vernal pool regulations. In the northeastern United States, vernal pools are seasonal wetlands that provide critical breeding habitat for a number ...
Chen Xiaoli - - 2013
Environmental regulations frequently mandate the use of "best available" science, but ensuring that it is used in decisions around the use and protection of natural resources is often challenging. In the Western US, this relationship between science and management is at the forefront of post-fire land management decisions. Recent fires, ...
Dommanget Fanny - - 2013
Asian knotweeds (Fallopia spp.) are considered one of the world's most invasive species. Restoring habitats dominated by these exotic species requires a better understanding of the importance of abiotic factors controlling the invasive knotweeds performance. We used observational data obtained on the embankment of the Isère River (France) to study ...
Siao Derrick - - 2013
Helicobacter pylori has been causally linked to a number of diseases, including peptic ulcer disease, gastric adenocarcinoma, mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma, and dyspepsia. It is the most prevalent bacterial pathogen in humans, and while the overall prevalence in the United States is about 30 %, the distribution is heterogeneous amongst different ...
Inoue Mikiya - - 2013
The present study aimed to assess the long-term results of seton placement for fistula-in-ano (FIA) in infants. Data of patients aged <1 year who presented to our department with perianal abscess (PA) between January 2006 and February 2010 were retrospectively reviewed. Our standard initial treatment for PA was incision and drainage. ...
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