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Gao Jing - - 2013
To investigate cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) gene polymorphism -629C/A among Han Chinese patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) in Tianjin region, and to assess the influence of genetic factors on therapeutic effect of atorvastatin and clinical outcome in order to provide a pharmacogenomic basis for personalized treatment. From October ...
Lackner Gregory L GL Department of Chemistry, University of California , Irvine, California 92697-2025, United - - 2013
A convenient method for the direct construction of quaternary carbons from tertiary alcohols by visible-light photoredox coupling of tert-alkyl N-phthalimidoyl oxalate intermediates with electron-deficient alkenes is reported.
Yitschaky Oded - - 2013
The aims of this article are to introduce mandibular condylar pseudocysts to orthodontists, present 2 relevant case reports, and discuss possible differential diagnoses. Condylar pseudocyst is a radiologic variant of pterygoid fovea, which is the site of insertion of the lateral pterygoid muscle to the head of the mandibular condyle. ...
Lindberg G - - 2013
High-resolution manometry using catheters with 36 solid-state sensors spaced 1 cm apart has already become an established technique for esophageal manometry where it has replaced water-perfused and station pull-through manometry. Spatiotemporal plots with color coding of pressure have greatly facilitated the analysis of esophageal peristalsis. Although suitable for the length of ...
van Rijn Gwyneth A - - 2013
We present 3 cases with oculocutaneous albinism in which a high refractive error was optically corrected by implantation of an Artisan iris-fixated phakic intraocular lens, with a follow-up of 8 to 14 years. No author has a financial or proprietary interest in any material or method mentioned.
Patel Premal - - 2013
To investigate the necessity for continuous cystoscopic surveillance of inverted papilloma (IP), including tumors exhibiting mixed morphology (IP with focal papillary architecture). We retrieved all cases of de novo ("primary") IP, diagnosed in our institution during 10 years (from January 2000 to December 2009), from the information database. Patients with ...
Vasudevan Srikanth S Dallas and Arlington, Texas; and Milwaukee, Wis. From the Department of Plastic Surgery, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; the Department of Bioengineering, The University of Texas at Arlington; and the Department of Plastic Surgery, Medical College of - - 2013
The rat model has had limited utility for the study of long nerve gaps because of the small size of the animal. The authors sought to develop a simple, effective rat model for reconstruction of long nerve gap defects. Fifteen rats had a sciatic nerve transection followed by reconstruction. Positive ...
Galve A - - 2013
The allelic frequencies of PRKAG3 gene (the RN gene) have been investigated in several pig breeds. R200Q mutation appear only in Hampshire pigs, whereas V199I mutation is most abundant in Iberian, Porco Celta or Bizaro, and less in breeds selected for muscularity as Duroc, Landrace and Pietrain. A thorough study ...
Kandasamy Sanjivan S Clinical associate professor, Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia; adjunct assistant professor, Center for Advanced Dental Education, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Mo. Electronic address: - - 2013
In this study, we evaluated the reliability and validity of 3 bite registrations in relation to condylar position in the glenoid fossae using magnetic resonance imaging in a symptom-free population. Nineteen subjects, 14 men and 5 women (ages, 20-39 years) without temporomandibular disorders were examined. Three bite registrations were taken ...
Maduell Francisco - - 2013
Patients must receive an adequate dialysis dose in each hemodialysis (HD) session. Ionic dialysance (ID) enables the dialysis dose to be monitored in each session. The aim of this study was to compare the achievement of Kt versus eKt/V values and to analyse the main impediments to reaching the dialysis ...
Zang Mengqing M Houston, Texas; and Beijing, People's Republic of China From the Department of Plastic Surgery, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center; and Plastic Surgery Hospital, Peking Union Medical - - 2013
The authors have previously demonstrated promising results with tissue engineered trachea in vitro using decellularized matrix scaffolds. The present study aims to investigate the applicability of the construct in vivo. Tracheae harvested from Brown Norway rats (donor) and Lewis rats (recipient) were decellularized with repeated detergent-enzymatic treatment cycles. Decellularized Brown ...
Micheels Patrick P Geneva, Switzerland; Rockville, Md.; Fairfax, Va.; and Cary and Chapel Hill, N.C. From private practice; Laboratoire Viollier Weintraub; MedImage, Radiology Center; Cary Skin Center; and the Department of Dermatology, University of North Carolina at Chapel - - 2013
With the proliferation of dermal fillers in the aesthetic workplace have come instructions from various manufacturers regarding dermal placement. Determination of injection needle location in the dermis has in large part been based on physician expertise, product and needle familiarity, and patient-specific skin characteristics. An understanding of the precise depth ...
Rudnicka Lidia - - 2013
Trichoscopy (hair and scalp dermoscopy) analyzes the structure and size of growing hair shafts, providing diagnostic clues for inherited and acquired causes of hair loss. Types of hair shaft abnormalities observed include exclamation mark hairs (alopecia areata, trichotillomania, chemotherapy-induced alopecia), Pohl-Pinkus constrictions (alopecia areata, chemotherapy-induced alopecia, blood loss, malnutrition), comma ...
Woo Jason R - - 2013
To describe a laparoscopic-assisted modification to the traditional open retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) to significantly shorten incision length and decrease morbidity of the laparotomy. We describe 3 patients who underwent primary RPLND using the laparoscopic-assisted cord excision for stage I nonseminomatous germ cell testicular tumors. Spermatic cord excision is ...
Lees C - - 2013
Few data exist for counseling and perinatal management of women after an antenatal diagnosis of early-onset fetal growth restriction. Yet, the consequences of preterm delivery and its attendant morbidity for both mother and baby are far reaching. The objective of this study was to describe perinatal morbidity and mortality following ...
Bertoux M - - 2013
Although Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) is the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer's disease, its diagnosis remains particularly challenging today. This is particularly true for the behavioral variant (bvFTD), the most common phenotype of FTD, which is characterised by dramatic changes in personal and social conduct. Novel clinical cognitive ...
Ayuso P - - 2013
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the medications most frequently involved in hypersensitivity drug reactions. Because NSAIDs are prescribed for many conditions, this is a world-wide problem affecting patients of all ages. Various hypersensitivity reactions have been reported, mainly affecting the skin and/or the respiratory airways. The most frequent of these ...
Sturm Emily C - - 2013
Obesity is an established risk factor for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. No study has examined specifically the influence of obesity on malignant risk in patients with intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN), a group at substantial risk of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. We hypothesize that obesity is associated with a greater frequency of malignancy in ...
Pinkawa Michael - - 2013
To evaluate the effect of increasing experience on hydrogel dimensions, rectal dose, and acute toxicity, and to discuss important technical issues gained from this experience. Sixty-four consecutive patients with prostate cancer were included in this analysis (G1/G2 corresponding to first/second 32 patients) after injection of 10 mL spacer gel. All ...
Gebert C - - 2013
To date, all surgical techniques used for reconstruction of the pelvic ring following supra-acetabular tumour resection produce high complication rates. We evaluated the clinical, oncological and functional outcomes of a cohort of 35 patients (15 men and 20 women), including 21 Ewing's sarcomas, six chondrosarcomas, three sarcomas not otherwise specified, ...
Lorenc Z Paul ZP New York and Nanuet, N.Y.; Boca Raton, Fla.; and Cary and Chapel Hill, N.C. From private practice; Cary Skin Center; the Department of Dermatology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Mount Sinai School of - - 2013
In this final article for the Supplement, the authors address the physical and aesthetic characteristics of the latest hyaluronic acid, Belotero Balance. Topics include unique characteristics of the hyaluronic acid, aesthetic indications, administration techniques, adverse events, and differences between Belotero and other hyaluronic acids. The article closes with a brief ...
Mills Lindsay C - - 2013
There are few reports of pediatric studies of atrial fibrillation (AF). We sought to describe the clinical characteristics, management strategies, and recurrence rates and to identify predictors of AF recurrence in a contemporary pediatric population. A retrospective review was performed of patients ≤ 18 years with lone AF who were ...
Chen L - - 2013
In beef cattle, phenotypic data that are difficult and/or costly to measure, such as feed efficiency, and DNA marker genotypes are usually available on a small number of animals of different breeds or populations. To achieve a maximal accuracy of genomic prediction using the phenotype and genotype data, strategies for ...
El-Hayek Kevin M - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the natural history and growth rate of pancreatic serous cystadenomas (SCAs) to determine which factors lead to resection for these benign neoplasms. We reviewed retrospectively a prospectively maintained database, identifying patients diagnosed with SCAs of the pancreas. The diagnosis was made via ...
Akita Shinsuke S Chiba and Nankoku, Japan From the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chiba Cancer Center; the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Chiba University, Faculty of Medicine; and the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kochi Medical School - - 2013
Subcutaneous ecchymosis caused by venous reflux is a preventable complication following lymphaticovenular anastomosis. The authors developed a series of operative procedures to prevent venous reflux. This is probably the first report on valvuloplasty for small subcutaneous veins (diameter, <1 mm). A total of 165 anastomoses in 39 limbs were operated ...
Eilander W - - 2013
Orientation of the acetabular component influences wear, range of movement and the incidence of dislocation after total hip replacement (THR). During surgery, such orientation is often referenced to the anterior pelvic plane (APP), but APP inclination relative to the coronal plane (pelvic tilt) varies substantially between individuals. In contrast, the ...
Peng Ed - - 2013
It is unclear whether novice trainees can be taught safely to perform adult cardiac surgery without any impact on early or late outcomes. All patients (n = 1305) data were obtained from an externally validated, mandatory institutional database (2003-2010). 'Novice' is defined as a trainee who required substantial assistance or supervision to ...
Hicks Rodney W - - 2013
Perioperative nurses are likely to encounter the use of pneumatic tourniquets in a variety of operative and invasive extremity procedures. Use of a pneumatic tourniquet offers an opportunity to obtain a near-bloodless surgical field; however, the use of tourniquets is not without risk. Unfavorable outcomes include pain, thrombotic events, nerve ...
Kaipatur Neelambar R - - 2013
The aim of this pilot study was to investigate the effect of long-term bisphosphonate drug use (bone burden) on orthodontic tooth movement in a rat model. Sprague Dawley rats were used for orthodontic protraction of the maxillary first molars with nickel-titanium coil springs and temporary anchorage devices as anchorage. Four ...
Frans Franceline Alkine - - 2013
This study evaluated changes in functional status with the Academic Medical Center Linear Disability Score (ALDS) and in quality of life with the Vascular Quality of Life Questionnaire (VascuQol) in patients treated for critical limb ischemia (CLI). We conducted a prospective observational cohort study in a single academic center that ...
Rickles Aaron S - - 2013
Expert panels of colorectal surgeons consistently rank anastomotic leak as among the most important quality metrics for colectomies. Nonetheless, most administrative and clinical databases do not collect data on anastomotic leaks and rely on reported organ space surgical site infections (OSI) as a proxy for identifying anastomotic leaks. This study ...
Gwinn Elizabeth C - - 2013
Laparoscopic ultrasound (LUS) is a method of intraoperative bile duct imaging that can be used prior to any potentially hazardous dissection. The purpose of this study was to determine whether LUS could permit safe laparoscopic completion of difficult cholecystectomy (LC) cases and to assess whether its use had any impact ...
Branford Olivier A OA London, United Kingdom From the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust; and The Consulting - - 2013
Widespread adoption of the extended latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap in breast reconstruction has been limited by donor-site complications. The dissection plane may be either above or below the superficial layer of the thoracolumbar fascia, which may be transferred with the flap or retained on the back skin flaps. The aim ...
Hazell Alan S - - 2013
Thiamine deficiency (TD) leads to Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE), in which focal histological lesions occur in periventricular areas of the brain. Recently, impaired neurogenesis has been reported in the hippocampus during the dietary form of TD, and in pyrithiamine-induced TD (PTD), a well-characterized model of WE. To further characterize the consequences ...
Tony G - - 2013
Glomus tumours are benign tumours of the temperature-sensitive neuromyoarterial glomus body, present within the dermis, which are most commonly seen as solitary subungual lesions on the arms. Multiple glomus tumours or glomangiomas are a less common subtype of extradigital glomus tumours, which very rarely present as large plaque-like dermal lesions. ...
Ryder R E J - - 2013
Recent suggestions that glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1)-based therapies could cause pancreatitis, and even pancreatic cancer, are based on: The worrying histological changes are not reproduced in all studies and are unexpectedly variable with different GLP-1-based therapies. Singh's findings that pancreatitis is doubled with GLP-1-based therapies could relate to their use in ...
Cabrini Marcelo R MR Department of Urology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD; Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, Sao Paulo Federal University, Sao Paulo, Brazil; CAPES Foundation, Ministry of Education of Brazil, Brasilia, - - 2013
To characterize transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGFβ1) and related signaling pathway proteins in a large cohort of human penile tissue (HPT) samples. HPT was collected from patients undergoing penile prosthesis implantation for erectile dysfunction (ED) and divided into the following 2 groups: postradical prostatectomy ED (RP-ED; n = 57) and ...
Khurana Sukant - - 2013
Abstract With increasing use of various techniques to record optically and electrophysiologically from awake behaving animals and the growing developments of brain-machine interfaces, one might wonder if the use of acute-slice physiology is on its deathbed. Have we actually arrived at a stage where we can abandon the use of ...
Yamalik Nermin - - 2013
As National Dental Associations and dental faculties can be considered as the two major institutions representing national organised dentistry, their further extended collaboration is crucial in responding to the many global oral health matters and issues. The main aim of the present study is to analyse the nature and extent ...
Bekmezian Arpi A From the Departments of *Pediatrics, †Emergency Medicine, ‡School of Dentistry, and §Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, - - 2013
This study aimed to identify factors associated with delayed or omission of indicated steroids for children seen in the emergency department (ED) for moderate-to-severe asthma exacerbation. This was a retrospective study of pediatric (age ≤ 21 years) patients treated in a general academic ED from January 2006 to September 2011 ...
Pumariega Andrés J - - 2013
The United States faces a rapidly changing demographic and cultural landscape, with its population becoming increasingly multiracial and multicultural. In consequence, cultural and racial factors relating to mental illness and emotional disturbances deserve closer attention and consideration. This Practice Parameter outlines clinical applications of the principle of cultural competence that ...
Samson Russell H - - 2013
Although controversial, carotid artery stenting (CAS) has been proposed as being safer than carotid endarterectomy (CEA) for patients with a contralateral internal carotid occlusion (CCO). Arguably, with a CCO, CAS should be even safer than CEA if a shunt is not used. Accordingly, we reviewed our experience with 2183 CEAs ...
Peters Kenneth M KM Department of Urology, Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, MI; Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Rochester, - - 2013
To evaluate the outcomes after cystectomy for ulcerative interstitial cystitis (IC). Medical records were reviewed for history, operative data, and postoperative events. A mailed survey assessed preoperative symptom severity/duration, providers seen, and symptom changes on 7-point scaled global response assessments. Descriptive statistics were performed. Of 10 women (mean age 64 ...
Hidalgo David A DA New York, N.Y. From the Division of Plastic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical - - 2013
Mastopexy includes multiple skin incision design and parenchymal manipulation options. Patient evaluation includes assessment of goals, degree of ptosis, tissue volume, skin quality, and breast position on the chest wall. There are critical technical details for each of the three incision options, the various methods of parenchymal manipulation, and implant ...
Campbell Lisa C - - 2013
Cancer literacy and family cancer experiences have not been widely researched from the perspective of young adults. This study examined health literacy related to prostate cancer and family cancer awareness among a sample of 146 male and female college students. Results supported conventional wisdom that males would be more knowledgeable ...
Tárnoki Adám Domonkos - - 2013
Twin studies play a role in examining the contribution of genetic variations and environmental factors responsible for the determination of phenotypic variables and of genetic linkage between genotypes. Hungarian twin studies, supported by three twin registries (among them two twin-database), date back to 1970s. Studies mainly focused on various congenital ...
Warnock Aaron M - - 2013
Although the pediatric foot and ankle examination is essentially similar to that of the adult patient, there are subtle differences unique to a child's examination. The unique findings are discussed in this article based on the following: weight-bearing examination, gait evaluation, non-weight-bearing examination, vascular examination, neurologic examination, and dermatologic examination ...
Coyne K S - - 2013
Studies on the burden and comorbidities associated with urgency urinary incontinence (UUI) are difficult to compare, partly because of the evolution of definitions for lower urinary tract symptoms and the various instruments used to assess health-related quality of life (HRQL). This article summarises published evidence on comorbidities and the personal ...
Schabert Vernon F VF IMS Health, 1725 Duke St., #510, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA. - - 2013
Several anti-inflammatory biologic medications are available in the United States for the treatment of moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis, moderate-to-severe psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis. The tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers etanercept, adalimumab, and infliximab are approved for use in adults with any of these conditions, but predicting the annual costs ...
Ishikawa Takuro - - 2013
The aim of this systematic review was to synthesize and appraise the evidence of benefits of second-eye cataract extraction for visual function, patient-reported quality of life, falls, and driving ability among the elderly. We conducted a comprehensive search in MEDLINE using "surgery," "cataract extraction," "second eye," and "bilateral." Ten studies ...
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