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Delmore Robert J RJ School of Kinesiology and Recreation, Illinois State University, Normal, - - 2014
Context: Hip-adductor strains are among the most common lower-extremity injuries sustained in athletics. Treatment of these injuries involves a variety of exercises used to target the hip adductors. Objective: To identify the varying activation levels of the adductor longus during common hip-adductor exercises. Design: Descriptive study. Setting: Laboratory. Participants: 24 ...
Osma Jorge J Universidad de - - 2014
Background: No studies have been found that compared the psychopathology features, including personality disorders, of Panic Disorder (PD) and Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia (PDA), and a nonclinical sample with anxiety vulnerability. Method: The total sample included 152 participants, 52 in the PD/PDA, 45 in the high anxiety sensitivity (AS) sample, ...
O'Connor Kate K Division of Anatomic Pathology, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, - - 2014
Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the fifth most common cancer worldwide, display a highly variable clinical course, suggesting that HCC encompasses several biologically distinct subtypes. This heterogeneity has the potential to impede both treatment decisions and prognostic predictions for patients with HCC. One distinct, albeit rare, subtype of HCC is ...
Abade Eduardo A EA Research Center in Sports, Health Sciences and Human Development, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, - - 2014
Purpose: To provide the time-motion and physiological profile of regular training sessions (TS) performed during the competitive season by under-15 (U15), under-17 (U17), and under-19 (U19) elite-level Portuguese soccer players. Methods: One hundred fifty-one elite players of U15 (age 14.0 ± 0.2 y, n = 56), U17 (age 15.8 ± ...
Hayes Mark M School of Sport and Service Management, University of Brighton, Eastbourne, - - 2014
Purpose: To examine the effect of a hot humid (HH) compared with a hot dry (HD) environment, matched for heat stress, on intermittent-sprint performance. In comparison with HD, HH environments compromise evaporative heat loss and decrease exercise tolerance. It was hypothesized that HH would produce greater physiological strain and reduce ...
Capodanno Davide D aFerrarotto Hospital, University of Catania bCannizzaro Hospital cETNA Foundation, Catania, - - 2014
We designed a prospective nonrandomized study aiming at assessing the impact of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) after a new diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Consecutive patients referred to coronary angiography underwent an overnight sleep study during their hospital stay. Among ...
Ato García Manuel M Universidad de - - 2014
Background: Although there is a broad consensus on the use of statistical procedures for mediation analysis in psychological research, the interpretation of the effect of mediation is highly controversial because of the potential violation of the assumptions required in application, most of which are ignored in practice. Method: This paper ...
Buela-Casal Gualberto G Universidad de - - 2014
2012 ranking in research in Spanish public universities. Background: In order to guarantee the usefulness of promotion policies for the investigation of educational institutions, in recent years studies analyzing different indicators have been developed, with the intention of valuing possible changes in the future. The objective of this work is ...
Mosaddeghi K Samad S Department of General Surgery, Imam Reza Hospital, 25th Golgasht Street, Tabriz-14756, East Azerbaijan, - - 2014
Introduction. Hydatid disease is a major health problem in some parts of the world. There are several nonoperative and operative ways to treat hydatic disease. The aim of this retrospective study is to assess the rate of postoperative complications, mortality rate, hospitalization period, and recurrence for capsulorrhaphy method, and to ...
López Herrera Helena H UNIBE (Costa - - 2014
Background: Burnout syndrome is a highly prevalent disorder in a wide range of professional groups, and is associated with substantial psychophysiological alterations. Nevertheless, this syndrome has not been analyzed in depth among the clergy, a group which fulfils a fundamental social function and has to deal with numerous stressors that ...
Frey Ulrich H UH From the Klinik für Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin, Universität Duisburg-Essen and Universitätsklinikum Essen, Essen, Germany (U.H.F., C.O., J.P.); Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (J.D.M., S.K.S., S.B.); Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas (A.A.F.); Division of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, Texas Heart Institute, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston Texas (C.D.C.); and Helmholtz Zentrum München, Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt, Neuherberg, Germany - - 2014
Cardiac overexpression of the β-adrenoreceptor (βAR)-coupled stimulatory G-protein subunit Gαs enhances inotropic responses to adrenergic stimulation and improves survival in mice under βAR blockade. The authors recently identified three common haplotypes in the GNAS gene encoding Gαs, with the greatest Gαs protein expression and signal transduction in haplotype *3 carriers ...
Beaton Melanie D MD Departments of Medicine Western University, London, Ontario, - - 2014
Background. In non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NALFD), it has often been assumed that an elevation in serum ferritin is likely related to inflammation rather than iron overload. Material and methods. Patients referred with NAFLD were entered into a clinical study of phlebotomy therapy. A liver biopsy with liver iron concentration ...
Shabbir Asim A Department of Surgery, National University Hospital Singapore, - - 2014
Energy sealing has advanced rapidly in the last decade with many new devices becoming available. The rate and variety of advances in technology facilitate new and existing techniques, with ultrasonic shears and electrothermal bipolar graspers forming a vital but changing part of the modern surgeon's armamentarium. Advances including the combination ...
Lira Madalena M Centre of Physics (CFUM) (M.L., M.E.C.D.R.O., M.F.M.C.), University of Minho, Braga, Portugal; and Department of Physics (J.B.V-D.), University of Vigo, Pontevedra, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to analyze the influence of different lens care systems in surface roughness and refractive index (RI) of contact lenses (CL). This information provides us with a better understanding of how care solutions affect CL materials. Several CL and three commercially available and appropriate lens ...
Buchheit Martin M Football Performance and Science Dept, Aspire Academy for Sports Excellence, Doha, - - 2014
The aim of the current study was to examine the relationship between performance of the Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test Level 1 (Yo-YoIR1) and the 30-15 Intermittent Fitness Test (30-15IFT) and to compare the sensitivity of both tests to training. Fourteen young soccer players performed both tests before and after an ...
Silvers W Matthew WM Dept of Health Sciences, Whitworth University, Spokane, - - 2014
Context: Muscle activation during aquatic treadmill (ATM) running has not been examined, despite similar investigations for other modes of aquatic locomotion and increased interest in ATM running. Objectives: The objectives of this study were to compare normalized (percentage of maximal voluntary contraction; %MVC), absolute duration (aDUR), and total (tACT) lower-extremity ...
de Araujo Alexandre A School of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, - - 2014
Background and aims. Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) often triggers acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF). Acute kidney injury (AKI) is frequent and correlates with higher mortality in such cases. The aim of this study is to evaluate the Acute Kidney Injury Network (AKIN) criteria in the prediction of death in cirrhotic patients ...
Fernández Juan J Universidad Complutense de - - 2014
Background: Gender roles have been assessed by explicit measures and, recently, by implicit measures. In the former case, the theoretical assumptions have been questioned by empirical results. To solve this contradiction, we carried out two concatenated studies based on a relatively well-founded theoretical and empirical approach. Method: The first study ...
Gjorevski Nikolche N Institute of Bioengineering, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne CH-1015, - - 2014
During organogenesis, various molecular and physical signals are orchestrated in space and time to sculpt multiple cell types into functional tissues and organs. The complex and dynamic nature of the process has hindered studies aimed at delineating morphogenetic mechanisms in vivo, particularly in mammals. Recent demonstrations of stem cell-driven tissue ...
Mohamed Junaith S JS Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, - - 2014
High-fat diet (HFD) plays a central role in the initiation of mitochondrial dysfunction that significantly contributes to skeletal muscle metabolic disorders in obesity. However, the mechanism by which HFD weakens skeletal muscle metabolism by altering mitochondrial function and biogenesis is unknown. Given the emerging roles of microRNAs (miRNAs) in the ...
Kim Jae Hyun JH Department of Gastroenterology, Kosin University Gospel Hospital, 262 Gamcheon-ro, Seo-gu, Busan 602-702, - - 2014
Background/Aims: Information on prognostic factors for metastatic colorectal cancer is an important basis for planning the treatment and predicting the outcomes of the patients; however, it has not been well established. The aim of this study was to identify factors that predict results of chemotherapy and to establish a plan ...
Baek Dong Hoon DH Department of Internal Medicine, Pusan National University Hospital, 179 Gudeok-ro, Seo-gu, Busan 602-739, - - 2014
Background/Aims: The diagnostic and therapeutic utility of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) has been well demonstrated for biliary and pancreatic diseases. Biliary access can be allowed by infundibulotomy if failed by using the standard cannulation methods. However, no data are available regarding ERCP-related complications in patients taking antiplatelet agents who are ...
Kim Hee Man HM Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Wonju Severance Christian Hospital, 20 Ilsan-ro, Wonju 220-701, - - 2014
Gender difference in the incidence of colorectal cancer is well known and has been supported by various epidemiologic studies. In Korea, women have lower incidence of colorectal cancer and adenoma, and the incidence in men has recently increased. Hormone replacement therapy in menopausal women is preventive of colorectal cancer but ...
Lee Wonho W Department of Internal Medicine, Kangwon National University College of Medicine, Chuncheon, - - 2014
Primary aortoenteric fistula (PAEF) is a rare but catastrophic cause of massive gastrointestinal bleeding. Diagnosis of PAEF is difficult to make and is frequently delayed without strong clinical suspicion. Timely surgical intervention is essential for patient's survival. We report on a case of an 86-year-old woman with no history of ...
Park Joon Mo JM Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yeugnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, - - 2014
Plummer-Vinson syndrome manifests as cervical dysphagia, iron deficiency anemia, an upper esophageal web, and atrophic glossitis. The cause of the esophageal web is thought to be iron deficiency anemia; however, the cause of Plummer-Vinson syndrome has not been established. Crohn's disease is usually accompanied by malnutrition and iron deficiency anemia; ...
Lee Byung Uk BU Department of Gastroenterology, Ulsan University Hospital, Ulsan, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, - - 2014
Background/Aims: A retrospective analysis was performed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for pancreatolithiasis on successive days under intravenous bolus of pethidine alone. Methods: Ninety patients with calcified pancreatic stones (≥5 mm) presenting with abdominal pain were selected for ESWL. ESWL was performed with ...
Jo Yeong Geol YG Departments of Internal Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Hospital Cheonan, - - 2014
Background/Aims: There are few data supporting the diagnostic yield of brush cytology depending on the order of cytologic preparation method or the location or shape of tumors in biliary strictures. We investigated diagnostic yields and variations in brush cytology with direct smear and cell-block preparations according to sampling preparation sequence ...
Hwang Soon Woo SW Department of Internal Medicine, Hanyang University Guri Hospital, Guri, - - 2014
Duodenal variceal bleeding in patients with portal hypertension due to cirrhosis or other causes is uncommon. We report on a case of a 55-year-old male with an ectopic variceal rupture at the distal fourth part of the duodenum who presented with massive hematochezia and shock. Shortly after achievement of hemodynamic ...
Kang Huapyong H Departments of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Nesidioblastosis is a term used to describe pathologic overgrowth of pancreatic islet cells. It also means maldistribution of islet cells within the ductules of exocrine pancreas. Generally, nesidioblastosis occurs in beta-cell and causes neonatal hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia or adult noninsulinoma pancreatogenous hypoglycemia syndrome. Alpha-cell nesidioblastosis and hyperplasia is an extremely rare ...
Boleda M Rosa MR Aigües de Barcelona, S.A. General Batet 5-7, 08028, Barcelona, - - 2014
Fifty samples of finished drinking waters (FDWs) from Spain covering 12 million inhabitants were tested for 53 pharmaceuticals pertaining to 12 different Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) classification system codes. The studied compounds are a combination of most commonly consumed pharmaceuticals with other barely reported in the literature. Five compounds, azithromycin, ...
Huang Yanling Y College of Life Science and Technology, Southwest University for Nationalities, Chengdu, 610041, Peoples' Republic of China, - - 2014
To evaluate the effects of copper (Cu) supplementation on the serum lipid profile, meat quality, and carcass composition of goat kids, thirty-five 3-4-month-old Jian Yang big-eared goat kids (BW 20.3 ± 0.6 kg) were randomly assigned to one of seven dietary Cu treatments (n = 5/treatment). The dietary Cu concentrations were: (1) control (no supplemental ...
Kimura Amanda A Department of Medicine, University of Washington, 325 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98104, - - 2014
Vietnamese Americans are the fourth largest Asian ethnic group in the USA. Colorectal cancer (CRC) ranks as one of the most common cancers in Vietnamese Americans. However, CRC screening rates remain low among Vietnamese Americans, with 40 % of women and 60 % of men reporting never having a sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, or ...
Balzer Jan C JC Heinrich-Heine-University Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, - - 2014
Aims: Introduction of a novel contrast injection protocol during rotational C-arm CT (RCT) in cardiac catheterisation of patients with aortic stenosis for aortic root assessment. Methods and results: Fifty-two patients underwent RCT imaging with contrast injection performed either into the aorta (Ao-RCT, n=25) or into the left ventricle (LV-RCT, n=27). ...
Melancon Marites Pasuelo MP Departments of Interventional Radiology, ‡Cancer Systems Imaging, ∥Head and Neck Surgery, and ⊥Imaging Physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center , 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77030, United - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare the binding affinity and selective targeting of aptamer- and antibody-coated hollow gold nanospheres (HAuNS) targeted to epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFR). EGFR-targeting aptamers were conjugated to HAuNS (apt-HAuNS) by attaching a thiol-terminated single-stranded DNA to the HAuNS and then adding the complementary ...
Anjum Naser A NA Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Hamdard University, New Delhi, 110062, - - 2014
This study, based on a greenhouse pot culture experiment conducted with 15-day-old rapeseed (Brassica campestris L. cv. Pusa Gold; family Brassicaceae) and moong bean (Vigna radiata L. Wilczek cv. Pusa Ratna; family Fabaceae) plants treated with cadmium (Cd) concentrations (0, 50, and 100 mg kg(-1) soil), investigates their potential for Cd accumulation ...
Goel Ashish A Department of Hepatology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, 632 004, - - 2014
We have reported A disintegrin and metalloprotease with thrombospondin type 1 motif, member 13 (ADAMTS13) deficiency in noncirrhotic intrahepatic portal hypertension (NCIPH) patients of European origin with preserved liver function. We aimed to study ADAMTS13-von Willebrand factor (vWF) imbalance in Indian patients with NCIPH. Twenty-nine cases with NCIPH [22 males; ...
Ayoub George M GM Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, American University of Beirut, Beirut, - - 2014
Laboratory experiments were carried out to study the effects of slow mixing conditions on magnesium hydroxide floc size and strength and to determine the turbidity and total suspended solid (TSS) removal efficiencies during coagulation of highly turbid suspensions. A highly turbid kaolin clay suspension (1,213 ± 36 nephelometric turbidity units (NTU)) was alkalized ...
Fecteau Heather H The Medical Center of Plano, 1600 Coit Rd Suite 204, Dallas, TX, USA, - - 2014
Cancer genetics professionals face a new opportunity and challenge in adapting to the availability of cancer genetic testing panels, now available as a result of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology. While cancer panels have been available for over a year, we believe that there is not yet enough data to ...
Burke Jeffrey D JD Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, 3811 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213, USA, - - 2014
Among the available treatments for disruptive behavior problems, a need remains for additional service options to reduce antisocial behavior and prevent further development along delinquent and violent pathways. The Stop Now and Plan (SNAP) Program is an intervention for antisocial behavior among boys between 6 and 11. This paper describes ...
Nagaraja Raghavendra R Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and Liver Transplantation, Manipal Hospital, 98, HAL Airport Road, Bengaluru, 560 017, India, - - 2014
Complications following liver transplantation requiring readmission may be serious and potentially life threatening. Most reports on readmission have been about after deceased donor liver transplantation (DDLT). We hypothesized that readmission after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is due to different reasons and analyzed our experience. We retrospectively analyzed the records ...
Mukai Shuntaro S Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tokyo Medical University, 6-7-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0023, Japan, - - 2014
Recently, several endoscopists have described the usefulness of the endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)-guided, single transluminal gateway technique (SGT) using transmural placement of single or multiple plastic stents or metal stents for a pancreatic pseudocyst (PC) and walled-off necrosis (WON). Moreover, the uses of the multiple transluminal gateway technique (MTGT) and single ...
Yun Xiaoyan X Key Laboratory of Aquatic Botany and Watershed Ecology, Wuhan Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, 430074, - - 2014
Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) are ubiquitous pollutants, and their presence in urban lakes is a concern for human and ecological health. Surface sediments in the East Lake, China, were collected in winter 2012 and summer 2013 to investigate concentrations, distribution patterns, possible sources, and potential ecological risks of OCPs in this ...
Rong Yao Y College of Life Science and Bioengineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, People's Republic of China, - - 2014
Voluntary motor performance is the result of cortical commands driving muscle actions. Corticomuscular coherence can be used to examine the functional coupling or communication between human brain and muscles. To investigate the effects of grip force level on corticomuscular coherence in an accessory muscle, this study proposed an expanded support ...
Agah Shahram S Colorectal Research Center, Rasool-Akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, - - 2014
About 10 % of cirrhotic patients are unresponsive to sodium restriction and diuretics and develop refractory ascites. Such patients usually require recurrent large-volume paracentesis and lots of hospital admissions. Hereby, we introduce a method applying a central vein (CV) catheter for large-volume paracentesis in patients with refractory ascites in up to ...
Zeng Qiqun Q Key Laboratory of Protein and Peptide Pharmaceuticals, CAS-University of Tokyo Joint Laboratory of Structural Virology and Immunology, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100101, - - 2014
CD146 is a newly identified endothelial biomarker that has been implicated in angiogenesis. Though in vitro angiogenic function of CD146 has been extensively reported, in vivo evidence is still lacking. To address this issue, we generated endothelial-specific CD146 knockout (CD146(EC-KO)) mice using the Tg(Tek-cre) system. Surprisingly, these mice did not ...
Mahnken A H AH Klinik für Diagnostische und Interventionelle Radiologie, Universitätsklinikum, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Baldingerstr., 35043, Marburg, Deutschland, - - 2014
The management of solitary lung nodules poses a common clinical problem and biopsy is oftten required. Several guidelines provide slightly different recommendations and there are no uniform recommendations regarding the ideal technique of puncture guidance (e.g. percutaneous versus bronchoscopic or thoracoscopic). Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNA) and core biopsy are ...
Kang Jie J Center of Thyroid and Parathyroid, Department of General Surgery, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Yishan Road No. 600, Xuhui District, 200000, Shanghai, People's Republic of - - 2014
We conducted the meta-analysis of all relevant case-control studies aiming to evaluate the relationships of common polymorphisms in forkhead box E1 (FOXE1) and ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM) genes to the risk of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). A range of electronic databases were searched without language restrictions: Web of Science (1945 ~ 2013), ...
Gago-Tinoco Amanda A Department of Chemistry and Material Science, Faculty of Experimental Sciences, University of Huelva, Campus de El Carmen, 21007, Huelva, - - 2014
Bioindicators can reflect the effects of pollutants on their metabolism, being widely used to assess environmental stress. In this sense, the crab Procambarus clarkii has been previously proposed to monitor the contamination in Doñana National Park (southwest Spain) using conventional biomarkers. In this work, a metabolomic approach based on direct ...
Guellich Aziz A INSERM UMR-S 769, LabEx LERMIT, Châtenay-Malabry, - - 2014
Cyclic AMP regulates a multitude of cellular responses and orchestrates a network of intracellular events. In the heart, cAMP is the main second messenger of the β-adrenergic receptor (β-AR) pathway producing positive chronotropic, inotropic, and lusitropic effects during sympathetic stimulation. Whereas short-term stimulation of β-AR/cAMP is beneficial for the heart, ...
Jeon Byeong Tak BT Department of Neurological Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 55905, - - 2014
Obesity-induced fatty liver disease is associated with increased hypothalamic inflammation. Previous reports have demonstrated that the deletion of SIRT1 in hepatocytes increases hepatic steatosis and inflammation. Using myeloid cell-specific SIRT1 knockout (KO) mice, we investigated whether ablation of SIRT1 in macrophages plays a role in regulating hepatic steatosis and hypothalamic ...
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