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Xiang Jifeng - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate the expression and role of Grhl2 in gastric cancer. Immunohistochemistry was performed to explore the expression of Grhl2 in gastric cancer and surrounding non-tumor tissues. Moreover, the mRNA and protein expression level of Grhl2 in human immortalized gastric epithelial cell line GES-1 ...
Al-Magableh Mohammad R - - 2013
The aim of this study was to examine the ability of H2S, released from NaHS to protect vascular endothelial function under conditions of acute oxidative stress by scavenging superoxide anions (O2 (-)) and suppressing vascular superoxide anion production. O2 (-) was generated in Krebs' solution by reacting hypoxanthine with xanthine ...
Damoiseaux Jan - - 2013
Cryoglobulins are immunoglobulins that reversibly precipitate in the cold. They come in different flavours and, as such, are differentially associated with lymphoproliferative diseases (type I), or systemic autoimmune diseases, and/or infectious diseases (type II/III). The clinical manifestations of cryoglobulinaemia result from either hyper-viscosity or small vessel vasculitis. Hepatitis C virus ...
Hogue Aaron - - 2013
Reliable therapist-report methods appear to be an essential component of quality assurance procedures to support adoption of evidence-based practices in usual care, but studies have found weak correspondence between therapist and observer ratings of treatment techniques. This study examined therapist reliability and accuracy in rating intervention target (i.e., session participants) ...
Senapati S - - 2013
ABSTRACT Objective: Reproductive hormone levels are associated with body size, and the association between estradiol (E2) and body size varies over the menopausal transition. This study aims to delineate these relationships using quantitative measures of visceral (Visc) and subcutaneous (SC) fat. Methods: Early follicular hormones (FSH, E2, LH, DHEAS, Testosterone) ...
Randolph Sarah E - - 2013
Before attributing cause and consequence to climate change, the precise patterns of change must be known. Ground records across much of Europe show a 1-2 °C rise in temperatures in 1989 with no significant rise since then. The timing and spatial uniformity of this pattern, relative to changes in the distribution ...
Pang Haijun - - 2013
The rational self-assembly of mono-lacunary Keggin clusters with 4d and 4f metal salts via a conventional method has yielded two novel polyoxometalate-based 4d-4f heterometallic compounds containing lacunary Keggin anions connected to ten metal atoms: {[Ag{Ag2(H2O)4}{Ln(H2O)6}2H ⊂ {SiW11Ln(H2O)4O39}2]·nH2O (Ln = Ce and n = 7 for , Ln = Pr and ...
Leproux Anais - - 2013
Radiographic density adversely affects the performance of x-ray mammography and can be particularly problematic in younger and high-risk women. Because of this limitation, there is signficant ongoing effort to develop alternative cancer screening and detection strategies for this population. This pilot study evaluates the potential of Diffuse Optical Spectroscopic Imaging ...
Saghiri Mohammad Ali - - 2013
This study evaluated the effects of nanoindentation on the surface of white mineral trioxide aggregate (WMTA), Bioaggregate and Nano WMTA cements. Cements were mixed according to the manufacturer directions, condensed inside glass tubes, and randomly divided into three groups (n = 8). Specimens were soaked in synthetic tissue fluid (pH ...
Tefon Burcu E - - 2013
Bordetella pertussis is the causative agent of whooping cough (pertussis) which is a worldwide vaccine preventable acute respiratory illness that predominantly involves infants. The reactogenicity of whole-cell (Pw) vaccines and the difficulty of their consistent production have led to the development of acellular pertussis (Pa) vaccines. However, despite high vaccination ...
Wang Hao - - 2013
DNA helicases are important enzymes involved in all aspects of nucleic acid metabolism, ranging from DNA replication and repair to recombination, rescue of stalled replication and translation. DNA helicases are molecular motors. Through conformational changes caused by ATP hydrolysis and binding, they move along the template double helix, break the ...
Contis Anne - - 2013
Romiplostim is a thrombopoietin-receptor agonist approved to treat chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). We treated eight patients with acute or persistent primary ITP, severe clinical bleeding, and resistance to corticosteroids and/or intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIg). Romiplostim, initially administered at 2 or 3 μg/kg/week, was subsequently increased to achieve and maintain platelet-count responses and ...
Kim Jin Goo - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to conduct a literature review of studies that have addressed rehabilitation after posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction. In particular, we intended to perform categorical analysis and discuss some critical points. A literature review of English language articles was performed using the PubMed databases. Our ...
Howard A Fuchsia - - 2013
The Knowledge Exchange-Decision Support (KE-DS) Model provides a framework outlining essential components of knowledge generation and exchange. The purpose of this research was to illustrate how the Model makes explicit the different contextual aspects implicit in the planning and implementation of two cancer navigation programs in Canada. The KE-DS Model ...
Emoto Akira - - 2013
Pores with an outer shell (POS) are fabricated on the submicrometer scale using modified poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA). An aqueous solution is mixed with cationic PVA and a water-based colloidal suspension of polystyrene (PS) spheres of submicrometer diameter. The mixture is then spin-coated onto a substrate. The resultant structure is immersed ...
Alkhayal Abdullah A Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, - - 2013
Sperm DNA damage is associated with male infertility but whether normozoospermic infertile men also have DNA damage is unknown. To evaluate sperm DNA and chromatin integrity in men with mild male factor infertility. Prospective study of 102 consecutive men (78 normozoospermic, 15 asthenozoospermic, 9 oligozoospermic) enrolled for intrauterine insemination (IUI) ...
Zhao Pengchao - - 2013
Lipopeptides secreted by bacteria attract interest because of their uses in biomedicine, biotechnology and food technology; however, harnessing their megasynthases (non-ribosomal peptide synthetases, NRPSs) has met with some difficulties in heterologous expression and crystallization. Here, we used similarity and phylogenetic analysis of NRPS sequences, including the fengycin and iturin family ...
Lee John D - - 2013
Components of the innate immune complement system have been implicated in the pathogenesis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS); however, a comprehensive examination of complement expression in this disease has not been performed. This study therefore aimed to determine the expression of complement components (C1qB, C4, factor B, C3/C3b, C5 and ...
Ramírez-Rios Angélica Dolores - - 2013
Our aim was to explore the knowledge and attitudes of Mexican college students towards human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. We conducted a written questionnaire survey of a group of male and female undergraduate students in Health Promotion at the Autonomous University of Mexico City. A total of 163 subjects (40 males ...
Peate Ian - - 2013
You would be forgiven for thinking that we have been here before with the Berwick Report (National Advisory Group on the Safety of Patients in England, 2013).
Andreopoulou Eleni E Department of Oncology, Montefiore Medical Center-Weiler Division/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2 South, 1825 Eastchester Road, Bronx, 10461, NY, - - 2013
Tipifarnib (T) is a farnesyl transferase inhibitor (FTI) that enhances the antineoplastic effects of cytotoxic therapy in vitro, has activity in metastatic breast cancer, and enhances the pathologic complete response (pCR) rate to neoadjuvant doxorubicin-cyclophosphamide (AC) chemotherapy. We, therefore, performed a phase I-II trial of T plus neoadjuvant sequential weekly ...
Man Zai-Wei - - 2013
Dissolved oxygen is one of the most important bioprocess parameters that could affect cell growth and product formation, and it is easy to control by changing agitation speed. In this work, the effects of agitation speed on the performance of riboflavin production by recombinant Bacillus subtilis RF1 was investigated in ...
Akduman Begüm - - 2013
In this work, bacterial cellulose nanofibers were produced by using the Gluconacetobacter hansenii HE1 strain. These nanofibers were derivatized with dye affinity ligand Reactive Green 5, and these newly synthesized dye-attached nanofibers were used for affinity adsorption of urease. Reactive Green 5-attached nanofibers were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, ...
Sebire Simon J - - 2013
Understanding children's physical activity motivation, its antecedents and associations with behavior is important and can be advanced by using self-determination theory. However, research among youth is largely restricted to adolescents and studies of motivation within certain contexts (e.g., physical education). There are no measures of self-determination theory constructs (physical activity ...
Weber Konrad P - - 2013
This review summarizes the most relevant articles from the field of neuro-ophthalmology published in the Journal of Neurology from January 2012 to July 2013. With the advent of video-oculography, several articles describe new applications for eye movement recordings as a diagnostic tool for a wide range of disorders. In myasthenia ...
Crane Janet L - - 2013
Balancing bone resorption and formation is the quintessential component for the prevention of osteoporosis. Signals that determine the recruitment, replication, differentiation, function, and apoptosis of osteoblasts and osteoclasts direct bone remodeling and determine whether bone tissue is gained, lost, or balanced. Therefore, understanding the signaling pathways involved in the coupling ...
Iglesias Alejandra - - 2013
The occurrence of pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment has become a matter of concern in the last decade due to potential risks posed to non-target organisms and the potential for unintended human exposure via food chain. This concern has been driven by a high detection frequency for drugs in environmental ...
Honney Katie - - 2013
The clinical problems and needs of our oldest old (≥85 years) are often substantially different from those of younger patients, and are arguably different from younger elderly patients (age 65-84). With the increasing number of frail oldest olds residing in Nursing Homes (NH), we aim to identify differences in prognostic indicators ...
Pochwat Bartłomiej - - 2013
Recent data suggests that the glutamatergic system is involved in the pathophysiology and treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) and that the N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor is a potential target for antidepressant drugs. The magnesium ion blocks the ion channel of the NMDA receptor and prevents its excessive activation. Some preclinical ...
Grebić Damir - - 2013
To investigate the effects of air pollution related with the gasoline/petrochemical industry the expression of metallothionein I (MT-I) mRNA and tissue metals were analyzed in organs of mice, exposed to gasoline (G) vapor in laboratory conditions. Control groups consisted of intact mice and of those exposed in the metabolic chamber ...
Huang Robert J - - 2013
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a rare disease that is believed to be mediated by dysautonomia. Gastrointestinal complaints in POTS patients are common and disturbing but not well characterized. We hypothesized that gastrointestinal dysmotility may be contributory to these symptoms. We studied 12 POTS patients who presented with gastrointestinal ...
Palmer Deborah - - 2013
Early diagnosis and initiation of therapy has become a primary objective in clinical rheumatology. As psoriatic arthritis causes deformities and joint damage leading to impaired quality of life and function as well as increased mortality risk, there was an urgent call for action aiming at inducing remission of the active ...
Ghoreishi Mohammad - - 2013
To evaluate the outcomes of the Femto-LASIK method in the treatment of refractive errors following penetrating keratoplasty (PK) at the Persian Eye Clinic, Isfahan, Iran METHODS: In a prospective, non-comparative case series, 34 consecutive symptomatic eyes of 34 patients after corneal graft, were operated on. Tissue-saving (TS) Femto-LASIK (n = 16), and ...
Rodrigues Danieli C - - 2013
Two-solution bone cement consisting of poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) brushes in methyl methacrylate has been developed as an alternative to the traditional two-solution (TSBC) and powder-liquid cements. It was hypothesized that the substitution of brushes, for the entire pre-polymer phase of the cement, would permit a decrease in solution viscosity ...
Habib Sayed Meelad - - 2013
Post-transplantation encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) causing bowel obstruction has been identified as a serious complication after kidney transplantation in patients previously treated with peritoneal dialysis. Systemic inflammation and abnormalities on an abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan are important hallmarks of EPS. To our knowledge, this is the first report of ...
Fricke Stephan - - 2013
This is the first report showing that an epitope-specific ex vivo modulation of an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell graft by the anti-human CD4 antibody MAX.16H5 IgG1 simultaneously facilitates the anti-tumor capacity of the graft (Graft-versus-leukemia effect, GvL) and the long-term suppression of the deleterious side effect Graft-versus-host-disease (GvHD). To distinguish ...
Nagappan Arulkumar - - 2013
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is an essential nutrient of most living tissues that readily acts as a strong reducing agent, which is abundant in fruits and vegetables. Although, it inhibits cell growth in many human cancer cells in vitro, treatment in cancer is still controversial. Hence, the purpose of this ...
Kim Kyung Beom - - 2013
A simple and low cost chemosensor is described. This sensor could simultaneously detect three biologically important metal ions through fluorogenic (Zn(2+)) and chromogenic (Fe(2+), Cu(2+), and Zn(2+)) methods in aqueous solution. The sensor could function as a "turn-on" fluorescence receptor only to Zn(2+) ions. In addition, the sensor could be ...
Chen Yun-Ling - - 2013
Abstract Aims: This study examines the reliability and validity of the Mastery Scale-Chinese version (MS-C) when applied to three groups diagnosed with major depression, schizophrenia, or HIV/AIDS. Methods: The individuals participating in the study were recruited from outpatient units of a medical center and a municipal hospital in northern Taiwan. ...
Sutradhar Manas - - 2013
Three new tetranuclear copper(ii) complexes [Cu(HL(1))]4·4EtOH (·4EtOH), [Cu(HL(2))]4 () and [Cu(H2L(3))]4(NO3)4·2H2O (·2H2O) have been synthesized using three different hydrazone Schiff base ligands derived from the condensation of the aromatic acid hydrazides 2-hydroxybenzo-, 2-aminobenzo- or benzo-hydrazide, with 2,3-dihydroxybenzaldehyde. Complexes and have been characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. The coordinating ...
Sahilah A M - - 2013
Genomic DNA of Vibrio parahaemolyticus were characterized by antibiotic resistance, enterobacterial repetitive intergenic consensus-polymerase chain reaction (ERIC-PCR) and random amplified polymorphic DNA-polymerase chain reaction (RAPD-PCR) analysis. These isolates originated from 3 distantly locations of Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Melaka (East coastal areas), Malaysia. A total of 44 (n = 44) of tentatively ...
Carr W Amory - - 2013
Mental health needs are common among community corrections offenders and many are enrolled in some form of supervised or mandated treatment. One category of mental health problem which may be germane to both treatment completion and recidivism among those in legally supervised treatment is the diagnosis of Personality Disorder (PD). ...
Saporito Andrea - - 2013
Postoperative delirium is a recognized complication in populations at risk. The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence of early postoperative delirium in a population without known risk factors admitted to the ICU for postoperative monitoring after elective major surgery. The secondary outcome investigated is to identify eventual ...
Ross Fiona - - 2013
The Government is investing in integrated care to progress its ambitions for joined-up and effective services that support independence and are offered in people's homes or close by.
Zhou Hao-Long - - 2013
Host-guest composites may exhibit abnormal and/or controllable physical properties that are unavailable for traditional solids. However, it is still very difficult to control or visualize the occupancy and motion of the guest. Here we report a flexible ultramicroporous coordination polymer showing exceptional guest-responsive thermal-expansion properties. The vacant crystal exhibits constant ...
Bhatnagar Amit - - 2013
The global olive oil production for 2010 is estimated to be 2,881,500 metric tons. The European Union countries produce 78.5 % of the total olive oil, which stands for an average production of 2,136,000 tons. The worldwide consumption of olive oil increased of 78 % between 1990 and 2010. The increase in olive ...
Hamedi Sepideh - - 2013
In the present study, the biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using Neurospora intermedia, as a new non-pathogenic fungus was investigated. For determination of biomass harvesting time, the effect of fungal incubation period on nanoparticle formation was investigated using UV-visible spectroscopy. Then, AgNPs were synthesized using both culture supernatant and cell-free ...
Cui Shaohui - - 2013
For studying the mechanism of cationic liposome-mediated transmembrane routes for gene delivery, various inhibitors of endocytosis were used to treat human throat epidermis cancer cells, Hep-2, before transfection with Lipofectamine 2000/pGFP-N2 or Lipofectamine 2000/pGL3. To eliminate the effect of inhibitor toxicity on transfection, the RLU/survival rate was used to represent ...
Balijepalli C - - 2013
The percentile distribution of blood pressure (BP) with regard to age, sex and cardiovascular risk factors is unknown. We aimed to provide epidemiological data for a comprehensive description of the BP distribution across a wide age-range. We used data from the German Metabolic and Cardiovascular Risk Project (GEMCAS), a cross-sectional ...
Moore Simas Tiffany A - - 2013
Abstract Objective: Chronic hypertension, pregestational diabetes mellitus, history of prior preeclampsia and obese nulliparity are maternal conditions associated with increased preeclampsia risk. Whether altered maternal angiogenic factor levels allow for prediction of pending disease is unclear. Our objective was to evaluate angiogenic factors for early preeclampsia prediction in high-risk women. ...
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