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Samarajeewa Sandani S Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University, P. O. Box 30012, College Station, Texas 77842, USA. - - 2014
Electrostatic interaction-mediated enzymatic-hydrolysis of poly(lactide)-containing nanoscale assemblies is described. At physiological pH, degradable core-shell morphologies with charged shells can readily attract or repel enzymes carrying opposite or similar charges, respectively.
Li Lei L Laboratory for Reproductive Health, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen 518055, China Palo Alto Institute for Research and Education, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA Guangdong Key Laboratory of Nanomedicine, Guangdong, - - 2014
The novel adipokine chemerin plays a role in the regulation of lipid and carbohydrate metabolism, and recent reports of elevated chemerin levels in polycystic ovarian syndrome and preeclampsia have pointed to an emerging role of chemerin in reproduction. We hypothesised that chemerin, like other adipokines, may function to regulate male ...
Campbell B T - - 2014
Fescue toxicosis (FT) reduces beef animal growth and fertility. Animals afflicted with FT typically have decreased circulating prolactin concentrations and thicker summer hair coats. Preliminary experiments examined the informativeness of a novel Dopamine Receptor 2 (DRD2) G/A SNP for resistance to FT. Steers grazed tall fescue containing a toxic (E+) ...
Darzi Niarami Mojtaba - - 2014
Growth hormone secretagogue receptor (GHSR) modulates many physiological processes by binding to its ligand, as well as transforming growth factor-beta 2 (TGFB2) regulates cell growth and development in animals and, therefore, are candidate genes for performance in chickens. In the current study, single nucleotide polymorphisms of GHSR C3286 > T and TGFB2 ...
Nadeem Muhammad Shahid - - 2014
Lactate dehydrogenase is an enzyme of glycolytic pathway which catalyzes the interconversion of pyruvate and lactate. The present study describes cDNA cloning, E. coli expression and characterization of lactate dehydrogenase B (LDH-B) from the heart ventricles of river buffalo (Bubalus bubalis). Total RNA was isolated from the heart tissue, a ...
Huang Yong-Zhen - - 2014
Zinc finger, BED-type containing 6 (ZBED6) is a novel transcription factor that was identified and shown to act as a repressor of IGF2 transcription in skeletal muscle myogenesis and development. The aims of this study were to determine ZBED6 expression level and examine the association of the ZBED6 polymorphism with ...
Singh Satyendra Pal - - 2014
Myostatin (MSTN) is a negative regulator of muscle growth and development. In the present study characterization of MSTN 5' upstream region and investigation of 5'UTR TTTTA deletion was carried out in seven different Indian goat breeds. An 1181 bp fragment of 5' upstream region of MSTN gene was PCR amplified, cloned, ...
Singh Lakshya Veer - - 2014
The aim of the study was to identify genetic polymorphism in growth hormone (GH) gene locus of six different livestock species using PCR-Direct DNA sequencing method. In exon 5 of GH gene, 10 SNPs variants were identified in all livestock species studied, namely Bubalus bubalis, Bos indicus, Bos frontalis, Bos ...
Seven Mehmet - - 2014
Dyggve-Melchior-Clausen syndrome (DMC) (MIM #223800) is a rare autosomal-recessive type of skeletal dysplasia accompanied by variable degrees of intellectual disability (ID). It is characterized by progressive spondyloepimetaphyseal dysplasia leading to disproportionate short stature, microcephaly, and coarse facies. The radiographic appearance of generalized platyspondyly with double-humped end plates and the lace-like ...
Metzger Rosemarie - - 2014
Knowledge related to hereditary thyroid cancer syndromes has expanded enormously. This review identifies contributions that have changed approaches to diagnosis and broadened treatment options for patients with hereditary medullary and nonmedullary thyroid cancers related to multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2), Cowden syndrome, and familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). A new ...
Backteman K - - 2014
Although reduced natural killer (NK) cell levels have been reported consistently in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), the clinical significance and persistence of this immune perturbation is not clarified. In this study we characterized the NK cell deficit further by determining (i) differentiation surface markers and cytokine profile of ...
Levy Hannah C - - 2014
Compulsive washing and contamination fears are among the most common symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Research suggests that exposure and response prevention (ERP) is effective for OCD. However, ERP is prone to dropouts and refusals, and a substantial proportion of clients therefore do not receive the care they need. A ...
Xiao Xueqiong - - 2014
To decipher the mechanism of pathogenicity in Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, a pathogenicity-defective mutant, Sunf-MT6, was isolated from a T-DNA insertional library. Sunf-MT6 could not form compound appressorium and failed to induce lesions on leaves of rapeseed though it could produce more oxalic acid than the wild-type strain. However, it could enter ...
Kenner Carole A - - 2014
Many new nursing leaders assuming deanships, assistant, or interim deanships have limited education, experience, or background to prepare them for the job. To assist new deans and those aspiring to be deans, the authors of this department offer survival tips based on their personal experiences and insights. They address common ...
Tesh Anita S - - 2014
This article describes learning strategies used with RN to BSN students in their 1st nursing course to successfully learn how to write formal papers using the American Psychological Association (APA) format. This 1st nursing course, a writing intensive, requires 4 short papers with self, peer, and teacher critiques and opportunities ...
Jenkins Jean - - 2014
Nurse faculty are challenged to keep up with the emerging and fast-paced field of genomics and the mandate to prepare the nursing workforce to be able to translate genomic research advances into routine clinical care. Using Faculty Champions and other options, the initiative stimulated curriculum development and promoted genomics curriculum ...
Serber Stacy L - - 2014
Nurses have long been known for their compassion and communication with patients. Have accelerated nursing programs supported these nursing practice values? In this department column, the author explores a troubling trend in recent nursing encounters and how one school of nursing is attempting to bring communication back to the forefront ...
Stevens Carol J - - 2014
Scholarly writing is an essential skill for nurses to communicate new research and evidence. Written communication directly relates to patient safety and quality of care. However, few online RN-BSN programs integrate writing instruction into their curricula. Nurses traditionally learn how to write from instructor feedback and often not until midway ...
Gaskamp Carol D - - 2014
Formative assessment of teaching by peers is an important component of quality improvement for educators. Teaching portfolios submitted for promotion and tenure are expected to include peer evaluations. Faculty resources designed for peer evaluation of classroom teaching are often inadequate for evaluating online teaching. The authors describe development, evaluation, and ...
Gotwals Beth - - 2014
Simulation can be used to facilitate knowledge and practice with clients/families in the community. Because student nurses appreciate the opportunity to practice skills in a nonthreatening environment, and faculty welcome the opportunity to observe all students providing a home visit to a similar type of client, the authors developed such ...
Woodworth Julie A - - 2014
As competition for clinical sites increases, hospitals and nursing schools report the use of nontraditional student placements such as one 12-hour clinical shift; that was an option offered by the author's school. The author discusses implementation of 12-hour shifts and compared NCLEX fail rates of students on one 12-hour shift ...
Van Horn Elizabeth R - - 2014
The depth and breadth of pathophysiology content, foundational for nursing practice, is well suited for traditional lecture delivery. Use of creative strategies can deepen students' understanding while respecting students' diverse talents and ways of learning. The authors discuss strategies they used, including case studies, questions asked during lecture using immediate ...
Miller Marcella - - 2014
This integrative review explored the use of avatars and virtual worlds in education, synthesizing the articles and findings and presenting implications for nurse educators. Evaluation of available publications concluded that avatars allow students to practice in a safe environment, enhancing learning. The need now is for faculty who use avatars ...
McGonigle Dee - - 2014
Although graduate students in nursing are adult learners and expert clinicians, they are often novices in the roles they seek upon graduation. Practicum experiences help students bridge the gap between theory learned in course work and beginning practice at the master's level. However, finding practica for online nursing graduate students ...
Hagler Debra - - 2014
Certification is accepted as a universal affirmation of expertise. Nurse educators validate and demonstrate expertise in nursing education by earning the Certified Nurse Educator credential offered through the National League for Nursing's Academic Nurse Educator Certification Program. Educators can prepare to achieve success in certification by reviewing eligibility requirements, creating ...
Powell Suzanne K - - 2014
2014 Healthcare predictions affecting case management are an inexact science. However, some issues will continue to be front and center as we navigate a health care environment that is changing at the speed of, well, health care.
Treiger Teresa M - - 2014
The purpose of the third of this 3-article series is to provide context and justification for a new paradigm of case management built upon a value-driven foundation that : Applicable to all health care sectors where case management is practiced. In moving forward the one fact that rings true is ...
Moreo Kathleen - - 2014
Care coordination, traditionally the purview of the case management field, is recognized as a national priority for improving health care delivery and patient outcomes. With reforms of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010, case managers face new challenges and opportunities in providing care coordination services. The evolving roles of ...
Bowles Kathryn H - - 2014
Hospital clinicians are overwhelmed with the volume of patients churning through the health care systems. The study purpose was to determine whether alerting case managers about high-risk patients by supplying decision support results in better discharge plans as evidenced by time to first hospital readmission. Four medical units at one ...
Wallis Thomas S A TS Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, - - 2014
To determine how visual field loss as assessed by microperimetry is correlated with deficits in face recognition. Twelve patients (age range, 26-70 years) with impaired visual sensitivity in the central visual field caused by a variety of pathologies and 12 normally sighted controls (control subject [CS] group; age range, 20-68 ...
Zheng Dongling D King's College London, Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences, Franklin-Wilkins Building, 150 Stamford Street, London, UK. - - 2014
Much remains to be understood about systemic regulation of zinc uptake in vertebrates, and adequate zinc status is far from always achieved in animals or human. In addition to absorbing zinc from the diet, fish are able to take up zinc directly from the water with the gills. This provides ...
Stockhaus Christian - - 2013
Objective-To identify factors significantly associated with prognosis in cats hospitalized because of pancreatitis. Design-Prospective case series. Animals-33 cats hospitalized for treatment of pancreatitis (diagnosis determined on the basis of clinical signs and serum feline pancreatic lipase immunoreactivity [fPLI] concentration ≥ 5.4 μg/L). Procedures-Cats were hospitalized (day 1) for 2 to ...
Okafor Chika C - - 2013
Objective-To identify factors associated with development of struvite urolithiasis in dogs evaluated at general care veterinary hospitals in the United States. Design-Retrospective case-control study. Animals-508 dogs with a first-time diagnosis of struvite urolithiasis and 7,135 control dogs. Procedures-Electronic medical records of all dogs evaluated at 787 general care veterinary hospitals ...
Harris Karen P - - 2013
Case Description-A 6-year-old neutered female mixed-breed dog was evaluated because of a 6-week history of left forelimb lameness that varied in severity. Clinical Findings-Radiography revealed expansile and lytic changes of the left accessory carpal bone (ACB). Results of histologic evaluation of ACB core biopsy specimens indicated areas of bone necrosis. ...
Dubin Alexis J - - 2013
Case Description-A 14-year-old 8.2-kg (18.04-lb) castrated male Cairn Terrier with chronic keratoconjunctivitis sicca in the left eye was evaluated because of severe blepharospasm and a black plaque of 3 weeks' duration. Clinical Findings-Abnormalities of the left eye included a decreased Schirmer tear test value and the presence of a brownish-black ...
Aguirre Carla N - - 2013
Objective-To evaluate the usefulness of Doppler ultrasonography as a method to assess changes in digital vascular dynamics in horses with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) or laminitis. Design-Cross-sectional study. Animals-42 adult Andalusian horses. Procedures-Group 1 included 9 healthy horses, group 2 included 19 horses with SIRS without (n = 9) ...
Silva Adriana G - - 2013
Objective-To compare clinical, clinical pathology, and outcome variables between geriatric and nongeriatric horses. Design-Retrospective case-control study. Animals-690 horses (345 horses ≥ 20 years old and 345 horses > 1 and < 20 years old) examined at a referral hospital. Procedures-Medical records were examined, and data collected included horse description, diagnosis, ...
Olin Shelly J - - 2013
Objective-To determine diagnostic accuracy of a compartmented bacteriologic culture and antimicrobial susceptibility testing plate (CCSP) for detection of bacterial urinary tract infection (UTI) in dogs and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of bacterial isolates. Design-Evaluation study. Sample-62 frozen, previously characterized bacterial isolates from canine urine cultures and 147 canine urine samples. Procedures-The ...
Patronek Gary J GJ Center for Animals and Public Policy, Department of Environmental and Population Health, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA - - 2013
To examine potentially preventable factors in human dog bite-related fatalities (DBRFs) on the basis of data from sources that were more complete, verifiable, and accurate than media reports used in previous studies. Prospective case series. 56 DBRFs occurring in the United States from 2000 to 2009. DBRFs were identified from ...
Baniulis Danas D Department of Biological Sciences, Hockmeyer Hall of Structural Biology, Purdue University , West Lafayette, Indiana 47907, United - - 2013
The specific rate of superoxide (O2(•-)) production in the purified active crystallizable cytochrome b6f complex, normalized to the rate of electron transport, has been found to be more than an order of magnitude greater than that measured in isolated yeast respiratory bc1 complex. The biochemical and structural basis for the ...
Nagaosa Naoto - - 2013
Magnetic skyrmions are particle-like nanometre-sized spin textures of topological origin found in several magnetic materials, and are characterized by a long lifetime. Skyrmions have been observed both by means of neutron scattering in momentum space and microscopy techniques in real space, and their properties include novel Hall effects, current-driven motion ...
Eguren Manuel - - 2013
The E3-ubiquitin ligase APC/C-Cdh1 is essential for endoreduplication but its relevance in the mammalian mitotic cell cycle is still unclear. Here we show that genetic ablation of Cdh1 in the developing nervous system results in hypoplastic brain and hydrocephalus. These defects correlate with enhanced levels of Cdh1 substrates and increased ...
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Twelve months ago this week, England's chief nurse Jane Cummings launched the 6Cs, her flagship policy setting out the core values that underpin excellent nursing care. In this week's issue, we look at how the policy is working in practice and speak to nurses who have made fundamental changes as ...
Keogh Kat - - 2013
Nursing numbers could be boosted by a proposed national recruitment campaign, which may include asking former nurses to return to the profession.
Gillen Sally - - 2013
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt's announcement that every hospital patient is to have the name of their nurse placed above their bed came as a surprise to many especially those who for years have been doing just that.
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According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the UK has the highest rate of child obesity in western Europe. In England alone, around three in ten children aged two to 15 are now classified as either overweight or obese, and hospital admission rates for obesity-related health ...
Owen Michael - - 2013
Rachel Potter (Letters November 13) asks what should nurses do when they have reported instances of unsafe staffing to managers and their concerns have been ignored?
Rutter Ailsa - - 2013
'Fresh' was the UK's first dedicated regional programme to tackle smoking-related illness and death. Established in the north east of England in 2005, the region has since seen adult smoking rates fall at twice the national average.
Delancey Marian - - 2013
The government's response to the Francis report (Editorial, News and Analysis November 27) sounds promising, but does this mean that yet more administration staff will need to be employed to ascertain and publish the figures and data on staffing levels?
Turner Steve - - 2013
Peter Cheese (Letters September 18) says zero-hours contracts can work for employers and employees. As chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, he claims that zero-hours contracts have been 'unfairly demonised'.
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