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Almagro Pedro - - 2014
No valid tools exist for evaluating the prognosis in the short and medium term after hospital discharge of patients with COPD. Our hypothesis was that a new index based on the CODEX (comorbidity, obstruction, dyspnea, and previous severe exacerbations) index can accurately predict mortality, hospital readmission, and their combination for ...
Sun Xingshen X Departments of 1 Anatomy and Cell - - 2014
Chronic bacterial lung infections in cystic fibrosis (CF) are caused by defects in the CF transmembrane conductance regulator chloride channel. Previously, we described that newborn CF transmembrane conductance regulator-knockout ferrets rapidly develop lung infections within the first week of life. Here, we report a more slowly progressing lung bacterial colonization ...
Friesenbichler Joerg - - 2014
Artificial bone graft substitutes are widely used to fill bony defects after curettage of benign tumors. We sought to evaluate the efficacy of one such bone graft substitute, geneX®, which contains tricalcium phosphate and calcium sulphate; however, during the course of this study we observed a high number of complications. ...
Lee Wing-Sham - - 2014
Fungal cell-wall chitin is a well-recognized pathogen-associated molecular pattern. Recognition of chitin in plants by pattern recognition receptors activates pathogen-triggered immunity (PTI). In Arabidopsis, this process is mediated by a plasma membrane receptor kinase, CERK1, whereas in rice, a receptor-like protein, CEBiP, in addition to CERK1 is required. Secreted chitin-binding ...
Vadaparampil Susan T - - 2014
Journal clubs may enhance the knowledge and skills necessary to engage in community-based participatory research (CBPR) that will ultimately impact cancer health disparities. This article (1) describes an innovative approach to adapting the traditional journal club format to meet community and academic participants' needs, (2) presents evaluation data, and (3) ...
Qin Qin - - 2014
A growing body of evidence has shown the possible relevance of survivin -31G>C (rs9904341) promoter polymorphism to the genetic susceptibility of cancer. Because of the lack of available conclusive data, we performed a meta-analysis of all relevant available studies to derive a more precise estimation of the relationship. A comprehensive ...
Iftikhar Imran H - - 2014
Several studies have shown a favorable effect of supervised exercise training on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This meta-analysis was conducted to analyze the data from these studies on the severity of OSA (primary outcome) in adults. Secondary outcomes of interest included body mass index (BMI), sleep efficiency, daytime sleepiness and ...
Deckersbach Thilo - - 2014
At least 50% of individuals with bipolar disorder have a lifetime anxiety disorder. Individuals with both bipolar disorder and a co-occurring anxiety disorder experience longer illness duration, greater illness severity, and poorer treatment response. The study explored whether comorbid lifetime anxiety in bipolar patients moderates psychotherapy treatment outcome. In the ...
Kendler Kenneth S - - 2014
Using Swedish nationwide registry data, the authors investigated genetic and environmental risk factors in the etiology of drug abuse by twin sibling modeling. The authors followed up with epidemiological analyses to identify shared environmental influences on drug abuse. Drug abuse was defined using public medical, legal, or pharmacy records. Twin ...
Uldrick Thomas S TS aHIV & AIDS Malignancy Branch, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland bSan Francisco Department of Public Health cDepartments of Clinical Pharmacy & Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California, - - 2014
AIDS-related primary central nervous system lymphoma (AR-PCNSL) has a poor prognosis. Improved understanding of specific patient, infectious, diagnostic, and treatment-related factors that affect overall survival (OS) is required to improve outcomes. Population-based registry linkage study. Adult cases from the San Francisco AIDS registry (1990-2000) were matched with the California Cancer ...
Anderson Melissa S - - 2014
Recent global attention to research integrity has led to international meetings and the development of international policies and guidelines. The United States's infrastructure for fostering research integrity (policy, instruction, oversight) has usefully supported these international initiatives. The United States cannot and should not, however, expect other national and global systems ...
McCormack Wayne T - - 2014
Common practices for responsible conduct of research (RCR) instruction have recently been shown to have no positive impact on and possibly to undermine ethical decision-making (EDM). We show that a team-based learning (TBL) RCR curriculum results in some gains in decision ethicality, the use of more helpful metacognitive reasoning strategies ...
Kalichman Michael - - 2014
Responsible conduct of research (RCR) education requirements, resources, and research have proliferated over the past twenty years, but evidence and experience highlight shortcomings in many domains: goals, audience, content, teaching tools, use of the Internet for instruction, instructors, allocation of responsibility for education, education requirements, and sources of funding. Revised ...
Olson Lynne E - - 2014
Since Integrity in Scientific Research: Creating an Environment That Promotes Responsible Conduct was released in 2001, there has been increased interest in evaluating programs designed to foster the responsible conduct of research (RCR). The field of program evaluation is designed to determine the worth or value of programs and can ...
Antes Alison L - - 2014
This article describes a systematic approach for developing instructional programs that emphasizes defining learning needs, planning the learning environment, and evaluating learning to ensure continuous course improvement. This review outlines the nature of these interrelated components of instructional development and draws attention to issues specific to instruction in research ethics. ...
Rodriguez-López Jonathan - - 2014
The importance of plant small heat shock proteins (sHsp) in multiple cellular processes has been evidenced by their unusual abundance and diversity; however, little is known about their biological role. Here, we characterized the in vitro chaperone activity and subcellular localization of nodulin 22 of Phaseolus vulgaris (PvNod22; common bean) ...
Titus Sandra Larsen SL a Department of Health and Human Services , Office of Research Integrity , Rockville , Maryland , - - 2014
This paper examines how well U.S. medical school institutions are doing to promote research integrity. It is an important question to ask in order to determine whether there are sufficient and adequate protections in place to protect the U.S. Public Health Service's (PHS) resources devoted to medical research. This paper ...
Sangadala Sreedhara - - 2014
Development and repair of the skeletal system and other organs are highly dependent on precise regulation of the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) pathway. The use of BMPs clinically to induce bone formation has been limited in part by the requirement of much higher doses of recombinant proteins in primates than ...
Sun Shu-Wei SW Basic Science, School of Medicine, Loma Linda University, CA, USA Radiation Medicine, School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, Loma Linda University, CA, USA Pharmaceutical Science, School of Pharmacy, Loma Linda University, CA, USA Bioengineering, University of California, Riverside, CA, - - 2014
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) suggests the presence of white matter abnormality at the prodromal stage in human Alzheimer's disease (AD). To use a mouse model of AD to determine whether the white matter abnormality detected by in vivo DTI is associated with functional deficits and axon damage. Amyloid-β1-42 (Aβ1-42) was ...
Zauli Sajani Stefano - - 2014
Much of the evidence on the health effects of airborne particles is based on mortality and hospital admissions, while the evidence from other morbidity indicators is still limited. To measure the relationship between particles with diameter below 10 microm (PM10) and emergency ambulance dispatches (EAD). Daily EAD for six towns ...
Maharaj S V M - - 2014
Balkan endemic nephropathy (BEN) is a chronic, tubulointerstitial renal disease often accompanied by urothelial cancer that has a lethality of nearly 100%. One of the many factors that have been proposed to play an etiological role in BEN is exposure to organic compounds from Pliocene lignite coal deposits via the ...
Favreau Peter P University of South Alabama, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Mobile, Alabama 36688, - - 2014
Hyperspectral imaging is a powerful tool that acquires data from many spectral bands, forming a contiguous spectrum. Hyperspectral imaging was originally developed for remote sensing applications; however, hyperspectral techniques have since been applied to biological fluorescence imaging applications, such as fluorescence microscopy and small animal fluorescence imaging. The spectral filtering ...
Colli Antonello - - 2014
The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between therapists' emotional responses and patients' personality disorders and level of psychological functioning. A random national sample of psychiatrists and clinical psychologists (N=203) completed the Therapist Response Questionnaire to identify patterns of therapists' emotional response, and the Shedler-Westen Assessment Procedure-200 ...
Yazici Cenk Murat CM 1 Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Namik Kemal University , Tekirdag, Turkey - - 2014
To evaluate the different anatomical properties and determine the risk of visceral organ injury in supine, prone, and prone-flex positions. A total of 30 patients with renal stones >2 cm were included. A dose reduced abdominopelvic tomography in a supine, prone, and 30° prone-flex position was performed. The access tract length, ...
Jiang Tao - - 2013
Tripartite motif-containing 29 (TRIM29), also known as ataxia-telangiectasia group D, is structurally a member of the tripartite motif family of proteins, which characterized by the conserved RING finger, B-box, and coiled-coil domains. TRIM29 functions as an oncogene or a tumor suppressor depending on the tumor types. In this study, we ...
Olivier-Abbal Pascale - - 2013
Thalidomide and lenalidomide are structural analogs and immunomodulatory drugs. Lenalidomide appears to have a different safety profile than thalidomide and could be less toxic, and as far as we know, we did not found any study comparing their safety profile. The objective of our study was to review and compare ...
Wilson Francis Perry - - 2013
Modification of the mortality risk associated with acute kidney injury (AKI) necessitates recognition of AKI when it occurs. We sought to determine whether formal documentation of AKI in the medical record, assessed by billing codes for AKI, would be associated with improved clinical outcomes. Retrospective cohort study conducted at three ...
Kosoglou Teddy - - 2013
The effects of mometasone furoate and fluticasone propionate on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis were compared when administered from combination metered-dose inhaler (MDI) products. In a randomized, open-label, placebo-controlled, parallel group study, 66 patients with mild to moderate asthma received one of the following four treatments bid through an MDI for 42 ...
Sackman Andrew M - - 2013
The success or failure of hybrids and the factors that determine their fitness have ecological, evolutionary, medical, and economic implications. Hybrid fitness is a major determinant of the size of hybrid zones and the maintenance of related species with overlapping ranges. It also influences the evolution of emerging pathogens and ...
Glanzmann Michael C - - 2013
Persistent horizontal instability after acute acromioclavicular (AC) joint separation may provoke unsatisfactory results of conservative treatment. the arthroscopically assisted double flip button stabilization of acute horizontally unstable grade III and IV AC joint disruptions results in full functional restoration and stable radiological reposition. 21 patients treated for an acute grade ...
García-Arnés J A - - 2013
The cause of familial isolated pituitary adenomas (FIPA) remains unknown in a high percentage of cases, but the AIP gene plays an important role in the etiology. The aim of the study is to describe a family with FIPA syndrome and the results of genomic studies. A 16-year-old man had ...
Jagadeesan Bharathi D BD *Department of Radiology; ‡Department of Neurosurgery; §Department of Neurology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, - - 2013
Ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer (Onyx) is widely used for the embolization of arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the brain, head, and neck. Balloon-assisted Onyx embolization may provide additional unique advantages in the treatment of AVMs in comparison with traditional catheter-based techniques. To report our initial experience in performing balloon-assisted AVM embolization ...
Borg Anouk A *Victor Horsley Department of Neurosurgery, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, United Kingdom ‡Department of Neuroradiology, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, United Kingdom §Lila Weston Research Laboratories, Department of Molecular Neuroscience, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, United - - 2013
Preoperative embolization of meningiomas remains contentious, with persisting uncertainty over the safety and efficacy of this adjunctive technique. To evaluate the safety of presurgical embolization of meningiomas and its impact on subsequent transfusion requirement with respect to the extent of embolization and technique used. One hundred seventeen consecutive patients between ...
Niizuma Kuniyasu K *Department of Neurosurgery, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan; ‡Department of Neuroendovascular Therapy, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan; §Department of Neurosurgery, Iwate Prefectural Central Hospital, Morioka, - - 2013
Spinal extradural arteriovenous fistula (SEDAVF) with parenchymal drainage (type A) is a rare clinical entity that causes venous congestive myelopathy. Treatment includes endovascular and open microsurgical interventions. We reviewed the clinical records of patients treated for a type A SEDAVF to evaluate the feasibility of our treatment strategy. Between 2004 ...
Gory Benjamin B *Department of Interventional Neuroradiology, Dupuytren University Hospital, Limoges, France; ‡Department of Radiology, Maribor Teaching Hospital, Maribor, - - 2013
The goal of spinal dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) treatment is to permanently occlude the proximal draining vein and the fistula itself, which can be achieved by open surgery or endovascular treatment. The endovascular approach is currently the primary treatment, but it requires the presence of an access as close to ...
Hou Shurong S Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky, 789 South Limestone Street, Lexington, KY 40536, USA. - - 2013
Cocaine is one of the most addictive drugs, and there is still no FDA (Food and Drug Administration)-approved medication specific for cocaine abuse. A promising therapeutic strategy is to accelerate cocaine metabolism, producing biologically inactive metabolites via a route similar to the primary cocaine-metabolizing pathway, i.e. cocaine hydrolysis catalyzed by ...
Althunayan Abdulaziz M AM Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, McGill University Health Center, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, - - 2014
To collate world reports of adverse events (AEs) resulting from lasers used in urology. The Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was searched using the term "Laser for gastro-urology use." In addition, the Rockwell Laser Industries (RLI) Laser Accident ...
Patterson Dustin P DP Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717, - - 2013
Here we report the use of a self-assembling protein cage to sequester and solubilize recombinant proteins which are usually trafficked to insoluble inclusion bodies. Our results suggest that protein cages can be used as novel vehicles to rescue and produce soluble proteins that are otherwise difficult to obtain using conventional ...
Richard Annette E - - 2013
Orienting to eye gaze is a vital social skill that is absent or developmentally delayed in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Neural synchrony in the gamma frequency band is believed to be involved in perceptual and cognitive functions such as eye-gaze processing, and has been found to be abnormal in ASD. ...
Ikudome Sachi - - 2013
This study examined the role of the internal feedback loop in movement correction during interceptive actions when what the performers expect to happen changes quickly. Eleven participants performed an interceptive task with a moving target under two conditions [Brief (8 m/s) or Long (4 m/s)]. We manipulated the probability of ...
Tanaka Masato - - 2013
Auxiliary basis functions for second-order Møller-Plesset perturbation theory with resolution-of-identity approximation (RI-MP2) are developed for first-, second-, and third-row elements, which are suitable for Pople-type 6-31G** and 6-311G** basis sets. Atomic-centered Gaussian functions up to the g-type function are used for auxiliary basis functions to obtain higher accuracy for molecules ...
Tseng Yolanda D - - 2013
We surveyed how radiation oncologists think about and incorporate a palliative cancer patient's life expectancy (LE) into their treatment recommendations. A 41-item survey was e-mailed to 113 radiation oncology attending physicians and residents at radiation oncology centers within the Boston area. Physicians estimated how frequently they assessed the LE of ...
Abbott Andrea M - - 2013
To determine outcomes of accelerated partial-breast irradiation (APBI) with MammoSite in the treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) after breast-conserving surgery. We conducted a prospective, multicenter trial between 2003 and 2009. Inclusion criteria included age >18 years, core needle biopsy diagnosis of DCIS, and no prior breast cancer history. ...
Song Changhoon - - 2013
To develop nomograms for predicting the overall survival (OS) and relapse-free survival (RFS) in patients with extrahepatic bile duct cancer undergoing adjuvant chemoradiation therapy after curative resection. From January 1995 through August 2006, a total of 166 consecutive patients underwent curative resection followed by adjuvant chemoradiation therapy. Multivariate analysis using Cox ...
Yu Stanley K T - - 2013
Clinical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characteristics at baseline and following chemoradiation therapy (CRT) most strongly associated with histopathologic response were investigated and survival outcomes evaluated in accordance with imaging and pathological response. Responders were defined as mrT3c/d-4 downstaged to ypT0-2 on pathology or low at risk mrT2 downstaged to ...
Leavitt Jacqueline A - - 2013
To determine the long-term risk of radiation-induced optic neuropathy (RION) in patients having single-fraction stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for benign skull base tumors. Retrospective review of 222 patients having Gamma Knife radiosurgery for benign tumors adjacent to the anterior visual pathway (AVP) between 1991 and 1999. Excluded were patients with prior or ...
Gandhi Ajeet Kumar - - 2013
To evaluate the toxicity and clinical outcome in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer (LACC) treated with whole pelvic conventional radiation therapy (WP-CRT) versus intensity modulated radiation therapy (WP-IMRT). Between January 2010 and January 2012, 44 patients with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO 2009) stage IIB-IIIB squamous cell ...
Akino Yuichi - - 2013
The actual dose delivered to critical organs will differ from the simulated dose because of interfractional organ motion and deformation. Here, we developed a method to estimate the rectal dose in prostate intensity modulated radiation therapy with consideration to interfractional organ motion using daily megavoltage cone-beam computed tomography (MVCBCT). Under ...
Chatzizisis Yiannis S - - 2013
Although the availability and utilization of other noninvasive imaging modalities for the evaluation of coronary artery disease have expanded over the last decade, echocardiography remains the most accessible, cost-effective, and lowest risk imaging choice for many indications. The clinical utility of mature echocardiographic methods (i.e. two-dimensional echocardiography, stress echocardiography, contrast ...
Herzog Sereina A - - 2013
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) results from the ascending spread of microorganisms, including Chlamydia trachomatis, to the upper genital tract. Screening could improve outcomes by identifying and treating chlamydial infections before they progress to PID (direct effect) or by reducing chlamydia transmission (indirect effect). We developed a compartmental model that represents ...
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