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Vennewald N - - 2013
Anxiety disorders rank among the most frequent psychiatric disorders. Effective psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological interventions exist, although a considerable number of patients does not respond to standard interventions. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is capable of modulating cortical activity locally and non-invasively. Therefore, rTMS is discussed as a possible alternative treatment ...
Gregorini Marilena M Unità Complessa di Nefrologia Dialisi e Trapianto, Fondazione Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Policlinico San Matteo e Università di Pavia, Pavia, - - 2013
We report the first case of renal antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis treated with autologous mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). A 73-year-old man was admitted to the hospital for malaise, weight loss, and oliguria. His serum creatinine level was 2.7 mg/dL but it rapidly increased to 7.8 mg/dL; urinalysis showed proteinuria ...
Ticku Jonathan - - 2013
The management of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) during pregnancy requires treatment with high-dose chemotherapy that can pose risks to both the mother and fetus. Special consideration to chemotherapy regimen and its doses and to fetal gestational age at the time of chemotherapy administration should be taken in order to limit ...
Pigott J H - - 2013
Objectives: To compare the clinical and inflammatory joint responses to intra-articular injection of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) including autologous, genetically modified autologous, allogeneic, or xenogeneic cells in horses. Methods: Six five-year-old Thoroughbred mares had one fetlock joint injected with Gey's balanced salt solution as the vehicle control. Each ...
Hartwig Werner W Department of General, Visceral, and Transplantation Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, - - 2013
Surgery is the only potential hope of cure for patients with pancreatic cancer. Advantageous tumour characteristics and complete tumour resection are the factors most relevant for a positive prognosis, so detection of premalignant or early invasive lesions, combined with safe and oncologically adequate surgery, is an important goal. The experience ...
Shankar Hari - - 2013
Introduction: Boceprevir is an NS3/NS4A serine protease inhibitor that was approved for use in Hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 patients by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in May 2011. The approval of this protease inhibitor marked a major paradigm shift in the treatment of HCV, as it ...
Kubiliun Nisa M - - 2013
Post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis is a common and potentially devastating complication of ERCP. Advances in risk stratification, patient selection, procedure technique, and prophylactic interventions have substantially improved the endoscopists' ability to prevent this complication. This article presents the evidence-based approaches to preventing post-ERCP pancreatitis and suggests timely research questions ...
Stanton Melissa L ML From the Department of Pathology, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, - - 2013
Urothelial tumors are rare in young patients. Because of their rarity, the natural history of the disease in young patients remains poorly understood. To understand the pathologic and clinical features of urothelial tumors of the urinary bladder in young patients. We identified 59 young patients with urothelial tumors of the ...
Soberats Bartolome - - 2013
Herein we describe anhydrous proton transportation through 3D interconnected pathways formed by self-assembled molecular complexes. A thermotropic bicontinuous cubic (Cubbi) phase has been successfully obtained by mixing a wedge-shaped sulfobetaine with benzenesulfonic acid in different ratios. These ionic complexes exhibit the Cubbi phase in a wide range of temperatures while ...
Mott Juliette M - - 2013
OBJECTIVE Large-scale health care systems such as the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) have recently invested heavily in the expansion of psychotherapy services. This study examined longitudinal changes in use of psychotherapy at the VHA during a period of substantial programmatic change targeting increased availability and quality of mental health care. ...
Xu Jian - - 2013
The double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) mediated RNA interference (RNAi) is widely employed in silkworm and its tissue-derived cell lines for gene function analysis. Baculovirus expression vector system (BEVS) has an advantage for large-scale protein expression. Previously, combining these useful tools, we improved traditional AcMNPV-Sf9 BEVS to produce modified target glycoproteins, where ...
Dietzgen Ralf G - - 2013
Orchid fleck virus (OFV) is an unassigned negative-sense, single-stranded (-)ssRNA plant virus that was previously suggested to be included in the family Rhabdoviridae, order Mononegavirales. Although OFV shares some biological characteristics, including nuclear cytopathological effects, gene order, and sequence similarities, with nucleorhabdoviruses, its taxonomic status is unclear because unlike all ...
Lu Yin-Xiang - - 2013
We aimed to investigate the antitumor effect and mechanism of fructose 1,6-bisphosphate (F1,6BP) in a hepatocellular carcinoma cell line. HepG2 cells were treated with different concentrations of F1,6BP alone or in combination with antioxidant N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) or catalase (CAT), and cell proliferation assays were performed. Nuclear morphology was observed by ...
Robinson Sara D - - 2013
Hypocupremia, or copper deficiency, is a rare and underrecognized cause of bone marrow dysplasia. Most cases of copper deficiency in adults occurred historically in patients receiving total parenteral hyperalimentation or total parental nutrition. More recently, with the obesity epidemic and the prevalence of gastric bypass, cases of malabsorption-related copper deficiency ...
Willems Leen - - 2013
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and donor leukocyte infusion (DLI) may hold potential as a novel form of immunotherapy for high-risk neuroblastoma. DLI, however, carries the risk of graft-versus-host disease (GvHD). Recipient leukocyte infusion (RLI) induces graft-versus-leukemia responses without GvHD in mice and is currently being explored clinically. Here, we ...
Ozyol Erhan - - 2013
To evaluate surgically induced astigmatism (SIA) and axis deviation after coaxial microincision superotemporal clear corneal phacoemulsification incision in eyes with differently located steep axis. This prospective, comparative study included four groups of 45 eyes with age-related cataracts; each group underwent 2.2-mm superotemporal clear corneal incision (CCI) cataract surgery. The four ...
Weingarten Jeremy A - - 2013
Air travel is a common mode of transportation in today's society, particularly for individuals traveling long distances. Sleep disturbances associated with air travel frequently result in cognitive and physiologic impairments that may be detrimental to the traveler's experience and intent. A primary consequence of air travel is the development of ...
Kim Mirim - - 2013
Tandem rhodium-catalyzed oxidative allylation and annulation of acetanilides with allyl acetate to afford the corresponding indoles are described. In addition, the site-selective C2 allylation, crotylation and prenylation of indoles using allylic acetates under rhodium catalysis are reported.
Kwon Whi-An - - 2013
To validate the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and Heng models with metastatic renal cell carcinoma treated with sunitinib, and to investigate prognostic factors in these patients. This study included 106 patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma who were treated with sunitinib from April 2007 to July 2012 including 35 ...
Lee Meng - - 2013
Dual-antiplatelet regimens for prevention of recurrent stroke promote antithrombotic effects but may increase the risk for hemorrhage. To qualitatively and quantitatively examine the risk for recurrent stroke and intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) linked to long-term dual- and single-antiplatelet therapy among patients with ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack. PubMed, EMBASE, and ...
Yamada Katsutaka - - 2013
Lumbar intra-spinal canal stenosis is characterized by leg pain that intensifies during walking and intermittent claudication, while leg pain at rest is a characteristic neurological symptom of lumbar disc herniation. Until now, a correlation between leg pain at rest and symptomatic foraminal stenosis has not been reported. This is a ...
Zou Ling-Xiu - - 2013
A four-wavelength microdisk laser array laterally coupled with a bus waveguide is demonstrated numerically and experimentally. The coupled-mode characteristics as well as scattering loss in the bus waveguide caused by the connected microdisks are simulated by a 2D finite-difference time-domain technique. An AlGaInAs/InP microdisk laser array with circular radii of ...
Irubetagoyena I - - 2013
Objectives: To compare the mechanical properties of locking compression plate (LCP) and limited contact dynamic compression plate (LC-DCP) constructs in an experimental model of comminuted fracture of the canine femur during eccentric cyclic loading. Methods: A 20 mm mid-diaphyseal gap was created in eighteen canine femora. A 10-hole, 2.4 mm ...
Kipling S L - - 2013
Laparoscopic approaches for the resection of low rectal cancer and the extralevator technique for abdominoperineal excision are both becoming increasingly popular. There are little published data regarding the combined application of these techniques to the resection of low rectal tumours. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility ...
Matsuzu Kenichi - - 2013
Total thyroidectomy is well accepted as initial surgery for papillary thyroid cancer (PTC), but the extent of the thyroidectomy remains a matter of controversy. This study was designed to investigate the long-term clinical outcome of PTC patients who had undergone thyroid lobectomy and to elucidate the indications of lobectomy as ...
Wiegand Sandra - - 2013
The production of enzymes by an industrial strain requires a complex adaption of the bacterial metabolism to the conditions within the fermenter. Regulatory events within the process result in a dynamic change of the transcriptional activity of the genome. This complex network of genes is orchestrated by proteins as well ...
Newcomb Michael E - - 2013
Behavioral diaries for observation of health-related behaviors assume absence of reactivity (i.e., change in behavior resulting from observation), while self-monitoring diaries maximize reactivity for behavior change. Little is known about when and for whom behavioral diary studies become self-monitoring interventions. This study evaluated the moderating effects of social cognitive variables ...
Xu Bin - - 2013
Context.-Enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2), a histone methyltransferase mediating chromatin condensation and epigenetic modulation, is overexpressed in various human carcinomas and is associated with adverse clinicopathologic characteristics and biologic behavior. The expression of EZH2 in renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) has not been fully characterized yet. Objective.-To evaluate the prognostic ...
van Bragt S - - 2013
To assess psychometric properties of the Pelican instrument, an online Dutch self-administered Quality of Life instrument for childhood asthma for scientific and clinical use. A cohort study was done in two asthma populations and healthy children. One asthma population had assessment at start, 4 and 8 weeks. The other asthma population ...
Wang Yujue - - 2013
A power harvester with adjustable frequency, which consists of a hinged¿hinged piezoelectric bimorph and a concentrated mass, is studied by the precise electric field method (PEFM), taking into account a distribution of the electric field over the thickness. Usually, using the equivalent electric field method (EEFM), the electric field is ...
Ren Haifeng - - 2013
Shoulder pain is one of the leading complaints among athletes. Instability is a difficult and often missed diagnosis. A heightened clinical suspicion and an accurate, prompt diagnosis are important. This article outlines appropriate treatment resulting in better outcomes for unstable painful shoulder and multidirectional instability.
Achmon Yigal - - 2013
2-Phenylethanol (2-PE) is a desirable compound in the food and perfumery industries with a characteristic rose fragrance. Until now, most of the studied biotechnological processes to produce 2-PE were conducted using natural 2-PE-producing yeasts. Only several researches were conducted in other genetically engineered microorganisms that simulated the Ehrlich pathway for ...
Levin Liran - - 2013
For the past few decades, dental implants have served as reliable replacements for missing teeth. However, there is an increasing trend toward replacing diseased teeth with dental implants. The authors conducted a systematic review of long-term survival rates of teeth and implants. They searched the MEDLINE database for relevant publications ...
Praticò Giulia - - 2013
Breast milk is a complex fluid evolutionarily adapted to satisfy the nutritional requirements of growing infants. In addition, milk biochemical and immunological components protect newborns against infective agents in the new environment. Human milk oligosaccharides, the third most abundant component of breast milk, are believed to modulate the microbiota composition, ...
Hansen Kristoffer Lindskov - - 2013
Conventional ultrasound (US) methods for blood velocity estimation only provide one-dimensional and angle-dependent velocity estimates; thus, the complexity of cardiac flow has been difficult to measure. To circumvent these limitations, the Transverse Oscillation (TO) vector flow method has been proposed. The vector flow method implemented on a commercial scanner provided ...
Kornmann Verena N N - - 2013
Anastomotic leakage is a serious complication after colorectal surgery, and many risk factors for this problem have so far been identified. The aim of this study was to assess the association between visceral arterial occlusive disease and anastomotic leakage. The preoperative abdominal computed tomography scans from all consecutive patients who ...
Li Xiaokun - - 2013
Since blood vessel detection and characteristic measurement for ocular retinal images is a fundamental problem in computer-aided medical diagnosis, automated algorithms/systems for vessel detection and measurement are always demanded. To support computer-aided diagnosis, an integrated approach/solution for vessel detection and diameter measurement is presented and validated. In the proposed approach, ...
Wharry Laura I - - 2013
Whether a threshold nodule size should prompt diagnostic thyroidectomy remains controversial. We examined a consecutive series of patients who all had thyroidectomy for a ≥4 cm nodule to determine (1) the incidence of thyroid cancer (TC) and (2) if malignant nodules could accurately be diagnosed preoperatively by ultrasound (US), fine needle aspiration ...
Wang Ke - - 2013
A second-generation sulfonyl azide-based fluorescent probe, 2,6-DNS-Az, has been developed for the quantitative detection of H2S in aqueous media such as phosphate buffer and bovine serum. Compare to the first-generation 1,5-DNS-Az probe, this probe shows both high sensitivity in phosphate buffer without the need for addition of surfactant and selectivity ...
Beele Hilde - - 2013
The European Association of Tissue Banks (EATB) donor case workshop is a forum held within the program of the EATB annual congress. The workshop offers an opportunity to discuss and evaluate approaches taken to challenging situations regarding donor selection, it promotes consensus development in deciding tissue donor acceptability when donor ...
Bjarnsholt Thomas - - 2013
Most of the research on bacterial pathogenesis has focused on acute infections, but much less is known about the pathogenesis of infections caused by bacteria that grow as aggregates in biofilms. These infections tend to be chronic as they resist innate and adaptive immune defence mechanisms as well as antibiotics, ...
Haase Nicolai - - 2013
We aimed to characterize the degree and clinical importance of bleeding in patients treated with hydroxyethyl starch (HES). In post hoc analyses, we examined the associations between fluid assignment, hemostatic variables, bleeding events, transfusions, and death among 798 patients with severe sepsis randomized to fluid resuscitation with HES 130/0.42 versus ...
Lim Tae Kang - - 2013
To investigate the outcomes of vascularized distal radius pedicled bone grafting secured with K-wires for scaphoid nonunions with small avascular proximal fragments. We included patients with scaphoid nonunions and small, avascular proximal fragments that were too small for screw fixation. The mean size of the proximal pole fragments was 21% ...
Hisashige Akinori - - 2013
The effectiveness of specific regimens of adjuvant therapy for gastric cancer has not been verified by large clinical trials. Recently, several large trials attempted to verify the effectiveness of adjuvant therapy. The Adjuvant Chemotherapy Trial of TS-1 for Gastric Cancer in Japan, a randomized controlled trial of adjuvant S-1 therapy ...
Chen Qian - - 2013
Polymeric materials have been widely used in electronic and electromechanical transducer applications. Because of their low elastic modulus, it is quite challenging to accurately characterize the electric-field-induced strain and elastic modulus by conventional contact methods. In this paper, a piezoelectric lead zirconate titanate (PZT) fiber-composite- based cantilever strain sensor has ...
Schols Annemie M W J - - 2013
COPD is an important global health problem. In addition to pulmonary impairment, systemic inflammation, musculoskeletal abnormalities, and cardiovascular comorbidity influence disease burden and mortality risk. Body weight and body composition are important discriminants in classifying disease heterogeneity. The rationale for and efficacy of caloric supplementation in preventing and treating involuntary ...
Dwyer Tim - - 2013
High-level ice hockey players are prone to traumatic injuries. The most common cause of injury is from body checking or player contact, and the reported rate of injury to the shoulder ranges between 8.6% and 21.9%. The authors reviewed a consecutive series of 24 professional ice hockey players presenting between ...
Zhang Jian - - 2013
Fatigue in lower extremity musculature is associated with decline in postural stability, motor performance and alters normal walking patterns in human subjects. Automated recognition of lower extremity muscle fatigue condition may be advantageous in early detection of fall and injury risks. Supervised machine learning methods such as support vector machines ...
Radcliffe Rachel A - - 2013
Although hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission in dental settings is rare, in 2009 a cluster of acute HBV infections was reported among attendees of a two-day portable dental clinic in West Virginia. The authors conducted a retrospective investigation by using treatment records and volunteer logs, interviews of patients and volunteers ...
Jones Carmen - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of senior undergraduate nursing students and perceptions of home care clients regarding the use of a new electronic health record and its impact on client care and communication. Findings indicate that providing students with the opportunity and time to become ...
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