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Bu Dan D a Institute of Environmental Monitoring and Evaluation, School of Environment Science and Technology , Shanghai Jiao Tong University , Shanghai , - - 2014
A sensitive biotin-streptavidin-amplified enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (BA-ELISA) method was developed for detecting non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug ketoprofen. Compared with traditional ELISA method, the sensitivity of proposed immunoassay was enhanced by the biotin-streptavidin system. Under the optimal condition, the median inhibitory concentration (IC50) was 0.25 ng mL(-1), with minor cross-reactivity to a number ...
Zhou Guang-Can GC a Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Microbes and Functional Genomics, Jiangsu Engineering and Technology Research Center for Industrialization of Microbial Resources, College of Life Science , Nanjing Normal University , Nanjing , PR - - 2014
A soil enrichment culture (SEC) rapidly degraded 96% of 200 mg L(-1) neonicotinoid insecticide thiamethoxam (TMX) in MSM broth within 30 d; therefore, its metabolic pathway of TMX, bacterial diversity and plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) activities of the cultured isolates were studied. The SEC transformed TMX via the nitro reduction pathway ...
Masuma Runa R a Course of Environmental Adaptation Science, Division of Environmental Science Development, Graduate School of Environmental Science , Hokkaido University , Sapporo , - - 2014
The safety of Tinospora cordifolia and its potential to protect against ultraviolet radiation-induced cytotoxicity and DNA damage in PC12 cells were investigated. To evaluate the safety of T. cordifolia, cell viability and agarose gel electrophoresis were carried out using PC12 cells treated with 0 to 100 μg mL(-1) of methanol extract ...
Chang Bea-Ven BV a Department of Microbiology , Soochow University , Taipei , - - 2014
Tetracyclines (TCs), including tetracycline (TC), oxytetracycline (OTC), and chlortetracycline (CTC), are amongst the most common antibiotics used in animal husbandry. Residual amounts of these antibiotics in the environment are a concern because they contribute to selection of resistant bacteria. In this study, we investigated the biodegradation of three TCs in ...
Khare Rishi Raj RR a Department of Soil Science , Jawaharlal Nehru Agricultural University , Jabalpur , Madhya Pradesh , - - 2014
This study was conducted to evaluate cyhalofop-p-butyl mobility in a sandy loam soil and subsequent distribution of residues at various depths under field conditions. Soil samples were taken from 0 to 150 cm depths at 3-90 d after rains in lysemeter of 1 and 2 m depths. Cyhalofop-p-butyl application at two rates ...
Torrens Francisco F a Institut Universitari de Ciència Molecular , Universitat de València, Edifici d'Instituts de Paterna , València , - - 2014
The high-performance liquid-chromatographic retentions of red-wine pesticide residues are modeled by structure-property relationships. The effect of different types of features is analyzed: geometric, lipophilic, etc. The properties are fractal dimensions, partition coefficient, etc., in linear and nonlinear correlation models. Biological plastic evolution is an evolutionary perspective conjugating the effect of ...
Solyanikova Inna P IP a Skryabin Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Microorganisms, Russian Academy of Sciences , Pushchino , Moscow Region , - - 2014
This work investigated the distribution of the clcF gene in actinobacteria isolated from different ecotopes. The gene encodes chloromuconolactone dehalogenase (CMLD) ClcF, the enzyme found to date in only one representative of Gram-positive bacteria, Rhodococcus opacus 1CP, adapted to 2-chlorophenol (2CP). Using primers specific to the clcF gene, from the ...
Shue Meei-Fang MF a Department of Environmental Science and Occupational Safety and Hygiene , Tajen University , Enpu , Pingtung , - - 2014
This study investigated the concentrations of Tributyltin (TBT) in water, sediment, and fish muscle samples taken from Kaohsiung Harbor and Kaoping River estuary, Taiwan. TBT concentrations in water and sediment samples ranged from less than 18.5 to 34.1 ng Sn L(-1) and from 2.44 to 29.7 ng Sn g(-1) weight per weight ...
Lin Hongjian H a Department of Bioproducts & Biosystems Engineering , University of Minnesota , St. Paul , Minnesota , - - 2014
The anaerobic activities in swine slurry storage and treatment generate biogas containing gaseous ammonia component which is a chemical agent that can cause adverse environmental impacts when released to the atmosphere. The aim of this pilot plant study was to remove ammonia from biogas generated in a covered lagoon, using ...
Liwa Anthony C AC Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Weill Bugando School of Medicine, Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences, Mwanza, - - 2014
Hypertension is increasingly common in sub-Saharan Africa, and rates of hypertension control are low. Use of traditional herbal medicines (THM) is common among adults in sub-Saharan Africa and may affect hypertension therapy. We searched Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid EMBASE, and Web of Knowledge in June 2013 to find studies about THM ...
Strisciuglio Teresa T Department of Advanced Biomedical Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Via S. Pansini 5, Naples, - - 2014
Endothelial dysfunction (ED) is a systemic disorder characterized by reduced production of nitric oxide. This pathologic condition, which impairs vascular homeostasis, leads to the loss of protective properties of endothelial cells and is related to the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases. ED may affect every vascular bed, accounting for several clinical ...
Coomans de Brachène Alexandra A *De Duve Institute, Université Catholique de Louvain, 1200 Brussels, - - 2014
Growth factors inactivate the FOXO (forkhead box O) transcription factors through PI3K (phosphoinositide 3-kinase) and PKB (protein kinase B). By comparing microarray data from multiple model systems, we identified HBP1 (high-mobility group-box protein 1) as a novel downstream target of this pathway. HBP1 mRNA was down-regulated by PDGF (platelet-derived growth ...
Emerich David W DW *Division of Biochemistry, 117 Schweitzer Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, - - 2014
Symbiosomes are a unique structural entity that performs the role of biological nitrogen fixation, an energy-demanding process that is the primary entryway of fixed nitrogen into the biosphere. Symbiosomes result from the infection of specific rhizobial strains into the roots of an appropriate leguminous host plant forming an organ referred ...
Hansen Brooke L BL From the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, - - 2014
The objectives of this study are (1) to describe the presenting symptoms, findings, and treatment and (2) to describe the self-reported improvement and function at least 6 months after presentation in women presenting to 1 urogynecology division for complications associated with synthetic vaginal mesh. Women evaluated between 2006 and 2011 ...
Dunn Guinn Ellen GE From the *Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and †Department of Family and Preventative Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT; and ‡College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to describe how women experience vaginal mesh complications after optimized tertiary care level treatment. We conducted telephone interviews in 2012 with women at least 6 months after presentation to our tertiary care clinic between 2006 and 2011 for complications related to vaginal mesh and ...
Muffly Tyler M TM From the *Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora; and †Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Denver, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine the publication rate of full-text articles after the presentation of abstracts at consecutive annual meetings of the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) over a 2-year period. Using abstract books published by the Journal of Pelvic Medicine and Surgery, we obtained the text of ...
Baker Jan J From the Departments of *Obstetrics and Gynecology, and †Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, - - 2014
The objective of this study is to compare the effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) versus yoga on urinary urge incontinence (UI) at 8 weeks, 6 months, and 1 year after beginning an 8-week program. Participants in this prospective randomized single-masked pilot study were women aged 18 years or older ...
Huang Alison J AJ From the *Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; †Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai, New York, NY; Departments of ‡Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, and §Urology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, - - 2014
The aim of this study is to examine the feasibility, efficacy, and safety of a group-based yoga therapy intervention for middle-aged and older women with urinary incontinence. We conducted a pilot randomized trial of ambulatory women aged 40 years and older with stress, urgency, or mixed-type incontinence. Women were randomized ...
Rosenblatt Peter P From the *Division of Urogynecology, Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA; †American Medical Systems, Minnetonka, MN; ‡Institute for Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, Allentown, PA; §Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, WA; ∥Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, OH; and ¶Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates, Ltd, Minneapolis, - - 2014
The TOPAS AMS pelvic floor repair system is a self-fixating polypropylene mesh intended for use to reinforce soft tissues where weakness exists in the gynecological and gastroenterological anatomy. It is not available commercially in any country. This was a preliminary study conducted to obtain initial clinical experience with the TOPAS ...
Kandadai Padma P From the Divisions of *Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, and †Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, - - 2014
Routine preoperative evaluation of the endometrium before Le Fort colpocleisis is often recommended. There are no data, however, to support this practice. In select patients, it may not be a necessary addition to the preoperative evaluation of Le Fort colpocleisis. A decision analysis model was created to compare uterine evaluation, ...
Moroni Rafael Mendes RM From the Urogynecology, Gynecological and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Division, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Ribeirao Preto School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, - - 2014
This study aimed to report a unique perineal abscess after placement of a transobturator sling, involving the thighs and obturator regions bilaterally without involving mesh exposure. A 66-year-old woman treated for stress urinary incontinence with a transobturator sling developed a late bilateral obturator infection 30 months after surgery. This complication ...
Kulkarni R R Professor and Director Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, - - 2014
All-oral treatments of hepatitis C (HCV) have been trialled in patients with hereditary bleeding disorders and found to be effective. Further refinements of dosing and duration are being established. Importantly for patient acceptability these regimens are interferon-free. Cohort studies in older patients with haemophilia direct the need for attention to ...
Peyvandi F F Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Angelo Bianchi Bonomi Haemophilia and Thrombosis Center, Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Università degli Studi di Milano, Luigi Villa Foundation, Milan, - - 2014
Haemophilia therapy is experiencing an unprecedented expansion in the number and novelty of clotting factor concentrates. Every product must be licensed by regulatory authorities, primarily on the basis of its safety and efficacy profiles. The low prevalence of haemophilia, and other inherited bleeding disorders, presents a significant challenge to patient ...
Dvorak Jiri J FIFA, , Zürich, - - 2014
Prominent doping cases in certain sports have recently raised public awareness of doping and reinforced the perception that doping is widespread. Efforts to deal with doping in sport have intensified in recent years, yet the general public believes that the 'cheaters' are ahead of the testers. Therefore, there is an ...
Segura J J Institut Hospital del Mar d'Investigacions Mèdiques IMIM, , Barcelona, - - 2014
The collection of blood, its storage as red blood cell (RBC) concentrates and its reinjection is prohibited; until now, the practice cannot be reliably detected. A recent innovation-the haematological module of the athlete's biological passport-can provide authorities with indications towards autologous blood transfusion. In situations where a given athlete has ...
Reddy Uma M UM Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 6100 Executive Blvd, Room 4B03F, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510 USA. - - 2014
Given that practice variation exists in the frequency and performance of ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in pregnancy, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development hosted a workshop to address indications for ultrasound and MRI in pregnancy, to discuss when and how often these ...
Yu Ning N Department of Nephrology, Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University Medical College, 16 Jiangsu Rd, 266003 Qingdao, Shandong, China. - - 2014
Objectives- The purpose of this study was to evaluate Virtual Touch tissue quantification (VTQ; Siemens AG, Erlangen, Germany) in stages of diabetic kidney disease. Methods- A total of 120 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus were divided into 3 groups according to their urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR): normoalbuminuria (ACR <30 ...
Asano Kenichiro K Department of Nephrology, Kurashiki Central Hospital, 1-1-1 Miwa, Kurashiki 710-8602, Japan. - - 2014
Objectives- The aim of this study was to identify the main influencing factor of the shear wave velocity (SWV) of the kidneys measured by acoustic radiation force impulse elastography. Methods- The SWV was measured in the kidneys of 14 healthy volunteers and 319 patients with chronic kidney disease. The estimated ...
Asbeutah Akram M AM DMU, AMS, MSVU, Department of Radiologic Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Kuwait University, PO Box 31470, 90805 Sulaibikhat, Kuwait. - - 2014
Objectives- The purpose of this study was to determine the changes (if any) in the diameter and valve closure time of the lower limb veins in healthy young nulliparous women at different phases of the menstrual cycle. Methods- Fifty-three young nulliparous women were asked to undergo clinical evaluations and duplex ...
Taşolar Sevgi S Department of Radiology, Adiyaman University Training and Research Hospital, Hastane Caddesi, 02030 Adiyaman, Turkey. - - 2014
Objectives- Neurologic lesions in Behçet disease are most frequently observed in areas supplied by the vertebrobasilar system. We aimed to evaluate possible vertebral artery involvement by Doppler sonography in patients with Behçet disease. Methods- Forty-five patients with Behçet disease and 29 healthy volunteers had Doppler sonography of the vertebral arteries. ...
Gweon Hye Mi HM Department of Radiology, Gangnam Severance Hospital, 211 Eonjuro, Dogok-Dong, Gangnam-Gu, Seoul 135-720, Korea. - - 2014
Objectives- The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance and interobserver agreement of 2-dimensional (2D) and 3-dimensional (3D) sonography for evaluating extrathyroidal extension of papillary thyroid carcinoma. Methods- A total of 79 papillary thyroid carcinomas in 79 patients who underwent both 2D and 3D sonography for preoperative ...
Gao Yong Y MS, Department of Diagnostic Ultrasound, First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, 22 Shuangyong Rd, Nanning, 530021 Guangxi, China. - - 2014
Objectives- The purpose of this study was to prospectively assess the accuracy of sonography versus magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for a diagnosis of primary nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Methods- A total of 150 patients suspected of having nasopharyngeal carcinoma underwent sonography and MRI. A diagnosis was obtained from an endoscopic biopsy that ...
Napolitano Raffaele R Pregnancy Advisory Center, St George's University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, England. - - 2014
Objectives- To characterize the 3D Doppler sonographic appearance of the uterine cavity in asymptomatic and symptomatic women after administration of mifepristone and misoprostol for medical termination of pregnancy. Methods- A prospective observational study was performed. Women admitted for medical termination of pregnancy underwent transvaginal sonography 15 days after the procedure. ...
Shin Na-Young NY Department of Radiology, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-ku, Seoul 120-752, Korea. - - 2014
Objectives- The purpose of this study was to assess the diagnostic performance of transient elastography and sonography for noninvasive evaluation of liver fibrosis in infants with biliary atresia. Methods- Forty-seven infants with biliary atresia who underwent both transient elastography and sonography before surgery were included in this study. Two types ...
Iacobellis Francesca F Department of Radiology, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Cagliari-Polo di Monserrato, SS 554 Monserrato, 09045 Cagliari, Italy. - - 2014
Objectives- The aim of this study was to detect the onset, evolution, and meaning of extraluminal free fluid in a rat model of small-bowel obstruction using high-frequency microsonography. Methods- Small-bowel obstruction was surgically created in 8 rats divided into 2 groups of 4 rats each. All rats were examined by ...
Mariano Edward R ER MAS, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care Service, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, 3801 Miranda Ave, 112A, Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA. - - 2014
Limited data exist regarding the echogenicity of perineural catheters, but visualization is crucial to ensure accurate placement and efficacy of the subsequent local anesthetic infusion. The objective of this study was to determine the comparative echogenicity of various regional anesthesia catheters. In an in vitro porcine-bovine model, we compared the ...
Yang Dal Mo DM Department of Radiology, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong, 149 Sangil-Dong, Gangdong-Gu, Seoul 134-090, Korea. E-mail; - - 2014
The purpose of this series was to describe the sonographic findings of tuberculous vasitis. We conducted a retrospective analysis of 3 cases of tuberculous vasitis. The following grayscale and color Doppler sonographic features were analyzed: location, echogenicity of the lesion, epididymal or testicular involvement, presence of hydrocele, and blood flow ...
Walter Paige J PJ From the *Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; and †Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, - - 2014
This study aimed to examine how anticholinergic medication exposure affects the risk of failed postoperative void trial (VT) in women undergoing urogynecologic surgery. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of women undergoing outpatient prolapse or incontinence surgery. We evaluated perioperative anticholinergic exposure via the validated anticholinergic risk scale (ARS). Total ...
Chin Kathleen K From the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, - - 2014
Single-incision slings are the newest midurethral slings developed for the surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence. We report the case of a patient who underwent single-incision sling placement who presented with recurrent stress incontinence 3 years after the procedure. She was found to have a 1.7-cm bladder stone that formed ...
Anand Mallika M From the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, - - 2014
Diskitis after sacrocolpopexy for pelvic organ prolapse has been increasingly reported in the literature. We present a case of vesicosacrofistulization resulting in diskitis and osteomyelitis after robotically assisted laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy performed at an outside institution. A 70-year-old woman with uterovaginal prolapse and stress urinary incontinence underwent robotic supracervical hysterectomy with ...
Blanchette V S VS Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, - - 2014
Effective healthcare delivery necessitates evaluation of the effect of interventions in the form of outcome assessment. Treatment effect includes measurement of how the patient feels, functions and survives following healthcare interventions. In haemophilia, which is a rare bleeding disorder, outcome assessment was characterized by a lack of validated outcome measurement ...
Dolan G G Nottingham University Hospitals, Nottingham, - - 2014
Clinical registries or databases have an increasing role in the management of inherited bleeding disorders. Initially, research-based registries provided valuable data and now national databases are increasingly being developed with multiple stakeholders, including persons with haemophilia (PWH) and payers, to enable improvements and efficiencies in care. Registries are extending to ...
Chen Rui-Rui RR Education Ministry Key Laboratory of Integrated Management of Crop Diseases and Pests, College of Plant Protection, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, - - 2014
In S. exigua, ingestion of Cry1Ac reduces larval growth, shortens lifespan, and decreases copulation and oviposition of the adults. Cadherin-like protein SeCad1b in S. exigua has recently been published. Here, we tested whether SeCad1b mediates the negative effects of Cry1Ac. We identified three potential Cry toxin binding regions in SeCad1b, ...
Luckert Christian C Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, - - 2014
Neuroblastoma is a common pediatric solid tumor with poor outcome for metastatic disease. Thus, novel therapeutic options are of main interest. The anti-neoplastic properties of taurolidine have been demonstrated on a variety of human cancer cells. However, data on neuroblastoma is lacking. Therefore, our aim was to evaluate the effect ...
Kehl Sven S Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Medical Center Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Theodor-Kutzer-Ufer 1-3, 68167 Mannheim, Germany. - - 2014
Objectives- The purpose of this study was to compare different methods for measuring the fetal lung area-to-head circumference ratio and to investigate their prediction of postpartum survival and the need for neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy in fetuses with isolated congenital diaphragmatic hernias. Methods- This prospective study included 118 ...
Chen Man M Department of Diagnostic Ultrasound, Zhong Shan Hospital, Fudan University School of Medicine, 180 Fen Lin Rd, 200032 Shanghai, China. - - 2014
Objectives- The purpose of this study was to differentiate perfusion and vascular characteristics between benign and malignant breast lesions by 3-dimensional contrast-enhanced sonography and evaluate their correlation with microvessel density and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression for further clinical exploration. Methods- Three-dimensional contrast-enhanced sonography was performed in 183 patients ...
Zhang Haibin H Department of Ultrasound, PLA 210th Hospital, 116011 Dalian, Liaoning, China. - - 2014
Objectives- The purpose of this study was to investigate how the myocardial acceleration during isovolumic contraction changed in rats with diabetic cardiomyopathy and a normal left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) by using velocity vector imaging. Methods- Velocity vector imaging was performed in 12 control rats and 15 rats with streptozotocin-induced ...
Maki Erik E Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Oregon Health and Science University, Mail Code L340, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR 97239 USA. - - 2014
Prenatal sonography and magnetic resonance imaging of suprarenal fetal masses is presented, along with clinical information and follow-up. Imaging pearls and differential considerations for each diagnosis will be discussed. Fetal suprarenal mass diagnoses include neuroblastoma, extralobar pulmonary sequestration, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, partial multicystic dysplastic kidney, renal duplication, urinoma, gastric duplication ...
Kim Hyeun Bum HB Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Science, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN - - 2014
Objective-To evaluate the effects of tylosin on C-reactive protein concentration, carriage of Salmonella enterica, and antimicrobial resistance genes in commercial pigs. Animals-120 pigs on 2 commercial farms. Procedures-A cohort of sixty 10-week-old pigs in 4 pens/farm (15 pigs/pen) was randomly selected. Equal numbers of pigs were given feed containing tylosin ...
Jones Stephen C SC Comparative Orthopaedics and Biomechanics Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL - - 2014
Objective-To compare accuracy of a noninvasive single-plane fluoroscopic analysis technique with radiostereometric analysis (RSA) for determining 3-D femorotibial poses in a canine cadaver stifle joint treated by tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy (TPLO). Sample-Left pelvic limb from a 25-kg adult mixed-breed dog. Procedures-A CT scan of the left pelvic limb was performed. The ...
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