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Giang Phan H PH George Mason University Fairfax, 4400 University Dr. Fairfax, Fairfax, VA, 22030, USA, - - 2014
Record linkage, a part of data cleaning, is recognized as one of most expensive steps in data warehousing. Most record linkage (RL) systems employ a strategy of using blocking filters to reduce the number of pairs to be matched. A blocking filter consists of a number of blocking criteria. Until ...
van Driel Mels F MF Department of Urology, University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The - - 2014
The occurrence of sleep-related erections (SREs) has been known since antiquity. To highlight historical, theological, and sexual medicine-related aspects of SREs throughout the ages. Review of old medical books on male sexual functioning and review of scientific medical and theological articles on SREs from about 1900 on. The cyclic character ...
Mou Ling L Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 324th Hospital of PLA, Chongqing, 400020, People's Republic of - - 2014
This study aims to observe the expression of the HPV18E2 gene in cervical cancer and premalignant lesions and to investigate its clinical significance. The expression of the HPV18E2 gene in the cervical tissues obtained from 38 women with cervical lesions was detected using the RT-PCR method. The pathological changes were ...
Jantaro Saowarath S Laboratory of Cyanobacterial Biotechnology, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 10330, Thailand, - - 2014
Effects of exogenously added spermidine (Spd) to UV-treated Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 cultures on their growth, intracellular pigments, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), malonaldehyde (MDA) contents, and antioxidant enzymes were investigated. Growth inhibition of cells subjected to 1-h UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C irradiation was abolished in culture added with 0.5 mM Spd. Both ...
Bot Arjan G J AG Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Extremity Service, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, - - 2014
In 2012, Medicare began to tie reimbursements to inpatient complications, unplanned readmissions, and patient satisfaction, including satisfaction with pain management. We aimed to identify factors that correlate with (1) pain intensity during a 24-hour period after surgery; (2) less than complete satisfaction with pain control; (3) less than complete satisfaction ...
Lee Amy A Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA, USA, - - 2014
Chiari malformation type I (CM1) is a common and often debilitating neurosurgical disease. Whether to treat CM1 patients with a traditional posterior fossa decompression with duraplasty (PFDD) or a less invasive extradural decompression (PFDO) is controversial. The purpose of this study was to compare clinical outcome and syrinx resolution between ...
Scott Elizabeth M EM Clinical Research Unit, Brain & Mind Research Institute, The University of Sydney, New South Wales, - - 2014
To determine if disturbed sleep-wake cycle patterns in young people with evolving mental disorder are associated with stages of illness. The sleep-wake cycle was monitored using actigraphy across 4 to 22 days. Participants (21 healthy controls and 154 persons seeking help for mental health problems) were aged between 12 and ...
Swenson David W DW Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Rhode Island Hospital, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 593 Eddy St., Providence, RI, 02903, USA, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to establish practice patterns of radiology residents in regards to interpretation and reporting of outside studies for transferred patients. We performed a national survey of radiology residency chief residents, administered by email through the Association of Program Directors in Radiology (APDR). There were 81 chief ...
Kajimoto Shinji S Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8578, Japan. - - 2014
The earliest stages of phase separation in a liquid triethylamine (TEA)-water mixture were observed using a picosecond IR laser pulse to produce a temperature jump and ultrafast Raman spectroscopy. Raman spectral changes in the water OH stretching region showed that the temperature rise induced by IR pulses equilibrated within a ...
Ma Lin L a State Key Laboratory of Bioactive Substance and Function of Natural Medicines, Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College , Beijing 100050 , - - 2014
Two new cucurbitane triterpenoids 1 and 2 were isolated, together with six known compounds, from the seeds of Momordica charantia L. The structures of new compounds were determined to be 3-O-{[β-d-galactopyranosyl(1 → 6)]-O-β-d-galactopyranosyl}-23(R), 24(R), 25-trihydroxycucur-bit-5-ene (1), 3-O-[β-d-galactopyranosyl]-25-O-β-d-galactopyranosyl-7(R), 22(S), 23(R), 24(R), 25-pentahydroxycucurbit-5-ene (2), respectively. Their structures were elucidated by the combination of mass ...
Pandit Sulaksana S Department of Physiology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Rama 6 Road, Bangkok, 10400, - - 2014
Ovariectomy leads to suppression of cardiac myofilament activation in healthy rats implicating the physiological essence of female sex hormones on myocardial contraction. However, the possible function of these hormones during pathologically induced myofilament adaptation is not known. In this study, sham-operated and ovariectomized female rats were chronically exposed to angiotensin ...
Prior Tomas T Centre for Fetal Care, Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, London, UK; Institute for Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Imperial College London, London, UK; Mater Research Institute, South Brisbane, Queensland, - - 2014
The incidence of cerebral palsy in term infants has not changed over the last 30 years. Current intrapartum monitoring techniques are limited by their inherent poor specificity. Changes in fetal haemodynamics in the term fetus, similar to those seen in fetal growth restriction, have been associated with an increased risk of ...
Hazrati Marangalou Javad J Orthopaedic Biomechanics, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, - - 2014
Continuum finite element (FE) models of bones and bone-implant configurations are usually based on clinical CT scans. In virtually all of these models, material properties assigned to the bone elements are chosen as isotropic. It has been shown, however, that cancellous bone can be highly anisotropic and that its elastic ...
Sun Liwei L College of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, 310032, People's Republic of - - 2014
Given the critical role of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis, it is conceivable that perturbations at any point along this axis can potentially affect reproduction in fish and other vertebrates. We investigated the effects of a 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3β-HSD) inhibitor, trilostane (TRI), and a gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-receptor antagonist, fipronil (FIP), on ...
Freifeld Clark C CC Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, - - 2014
Traditional adverse event (AE) reporting systems have been slow in adapting to online AE reporting from patients, relying instead on gatekeepers, such as clinicians and drug safety groups, to verify each potential event. In the meantime, increasing numbers of patients have turned to social media to share their experiences with ...
Ruggieri Anna A Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune Mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, - - 2014
Statins, widely used for treatment of hypercholesterolemia, have been demonstrated to exert pleiotropic beneficial effects independently of their cholesterol-lowering action, such as anti-inflammatory activity. A gender disparity has been observed in their cholesterol lowering activity as well as in response to these "off label" effects. Monocytes play a central role ...
Zibouche Nourdine N School of Engineering and Science, Jacobs University Bremen, Campus Ring 1, 28759 Bremen, Germany. - - 2014
The influence of an external electric field on single-layer transition-metal dichalcogenides TX2 with T = Mo, W and X = S, Se (MoWSeS) has been investigated by means of density-functional theory within two-dimensional periodic boundary conditions under consideration of relativistic effects including the spin-orbit interactions. Our results show that the ...
Bernard H H INRA, UR496 Unité d'Immuno-Allergie Alimentaire, Jouy-en-Josas, France; CEA, IBiTecS, Service de Pharmacologie et d'Immunoanalyse, Gif-sur-Yvette, - - 2014
Food allergens have been evidenced in breast milk under physiological conditions, but the kinetic and the role of this passage in food allergies are still unclear. We then aimed to analyze the passage of peanut allergens in human breast milk and their allergenicity/immunomodulatory properties. Human breast milk was collected from ...
Yang Yanbo Y Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, A1B 3X9, - - 2014
Hepatic lipase (HL) and endothelial lipase (EL) share overlapping and complementary roles in lipoprotein metabolism. The deletion of HL and EL alleles in mice raises plasma total cholesterol and phospholipid concentrations. However, the influence of HL and EL in vivo on individual molecular species from each class of lipid is ...
Szatkiewicz J P JP Department of Genetics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, - - 2014
Schizophrenia (SCZ) is a highly heritable neuropsychiatric disorder of complex genetic etiology. Previous genome-wide surveys have revealed a greater burden of large, rare copy number variations (CNVs) in SCZ cases and identified multiple rare recurrent CNVs that increase risk of SCZ although with incomplete penetrance and pleiotropic effects. Identification of ...
Yuceege Melike M Department of Chest Diseases and Sleep Center, Ankara Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Educational and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey, - - 2014
We aimed to evaluate the importance of neck/thyromental distance in the diagnosis of moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in sleep clinics. 185 patients (122 males, 63 females) referred to our sleep clinic with OSA symptoms were enrolled to the study. The patients had level-1 polysomnography (PSG). The neck ...
Winser Stanley J SJ Centre for Health, Activity and Rehabilitation Research, University of Otago , Dunedin , New Zealand - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: Choosing an appropriate outcome measure for the assessment of balance among people with cerebellar ataxia is currently challenging as no guidelines are available. There is a need for further investigation with clinical experts in order to derive a set of standardized outcome measures with high clinical utility. Methods: ...
Thompson Christina M CM Department of Chemistry, University of Texas - Dallas, Richardson, TX 75080, USA. - - 2014
In this communication, we report the synthesis of several novel hexa-(peri)-hexabenzocoronene (HBC) containing microporous polymers. These polymers exhibit good adsorption properties for H2, N2 and CO2 gases. Based on fluorescence quenching studies, we have shown that the highly conjugated π-surfaces may be accessible by guests in solution.
Chung Hyun Hoon HH Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cancer Research Institute, Seoul National University College of Medicine, 101 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 110-744, Republic of Korea, - - 2014
Using integrated PET/CT, we evaluated the prognostic relevance of preoperative pelvic lymph node (LN) (18)F-FDG uptake in endometrioid endometrial cancer. We retrospectively reviewed patients with pathologically proven endometrial cancer who underwent preoperative (18)F-FDG PET/CT scans to evaluate the prognostic significance of PET/CT parameters and other clinicopathological variables. We used Cox ...
Park Hye-Jin HJ Department of Food Science and Biotechnology, College of BioNano Technology, Gachon University , Sungnam 461-701 , South - - 2014
ABSTRACT The use of herbal mixtures in the hair growth market has increased dramatically over the last decade. In this study, we investigated the hair growth-promoting activity of CARI ONE, a mixture of medicinal plants and mushrooms, in telogenic 6-week-old C57BL/6N mice. CARI ONE promoted hair growth through stimulation of ...
Hyllegaard G M GM Surgical Department, Horsens Regional Hospital, 8700, Horsens, Denmark, - - 2014
To analyse the recurrence rate and postoperative complications in inguinal hernia patients where the laparoscopic intraperitoneal onlay mesh technique (IPOM) was used due to preperitoneal fibrosis. Patients who had undergone inguinal herniotomy with the IPOM technique at Horsens Regional Hospital during the calender years of 2004 through 2010 filled out ...
Vos Rimke C RC Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and EMGO+ Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the - - 2014
The aim of this study was to determine the developmental trajectories of expressive (speech) and receptive (spoken and written language) communication by type of motor disorder and intellectual disability in individuals with cerebral palsy (CP). The development of 418 participants (261 males, 157 females; mean age 9y 6mo [SD 6y ...
Lee Su Young SY Center for Colorectal Cancer, Research Institute and Hospital, National Cancer Center, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of, - - 2014
Early detection and endoscopic removal of metachronous neoplasm is an important preventive strategy, especially for patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). We aimed to determine risk factors for metachronous colorectal neoplasms developing after curative resection of CRC. We retrospectively reviewed clinical data for patients who underwent curative resection for CRC at ...
Nair Abhilash T AT Civil Engineering Department, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, Gujarat, 395007, India, - - 2014
In the present study, feasibility of recovering the coagulant from water treatment plant sludge with sulphuric acid and reusing it in post-treatment of upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor effluent treating municipal wastewater were studied. The optimum conditions for coagulant recovery from water treatment plant sludge were investigated using response ...
Kumthip Kattareeya K Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, - - 2014
Different genotypes of hepatitis C virus (HCV) are circulating in different areas of the world. In Thailand, distribution of HCV genotypes has been investigated mostly in the central area while the information in other regions is limited. This study aimed to determine the HCV genotypes circulating in chronic hepatitis C ...
Heinze K K Department of Neuro-Urology, Marienhospital Herne, Herne, Germany, - - 2014
Neurostimulation of the pudendal nerve (PN) is considered for patients who have failed sacral neuromodulation. Previous techniques for PN localization are described to be uncomplicated and promise to achieve accuracy in electrode placement. However, in clinical use, they appear challenging. We developed a puncture technique using fixed anatomical landmarks for ...
Sveen Unni U Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Oslo University Hospital , Oslo , Norway - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the psychometric properties of the Norwegian version of the Patient Competency Rating Scale (PCRS) in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) at 12 months post-injury. Methods: Demographic and injury-related data were registered upon admission to the hospital in 148 TBI patients with mild, moderate, or severe ...
Tomášová Lenka L Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, P. J. Šafárik University in Košice, Šrobárova 2, 041 80, Kosice, - - 2014
Intake of vitamin A is essential for correct embryonic development of the central nervous system (CNS). Its increased intake during gravidity can cause various malformations and dysfunctions of the CNS. In our work, we intended to investigate the effect of vitamin A on emotional behavior and morphology of nitrergic neurons ...
Christensen Stina S Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, DK-1871, Frederiksberg C, - - 2014
The interactions of plants with herbivores and pathogens have been suggested to drive the evolution of resistances in plants and in some cases new lineages and taxa. However, such divergence may require reproductive isolation, e.g., in allopatry. In the crucifer Barbarea vulgaris, some plants are resistant to the flea beetle ...
Bryson David D University of - - 2014
A clinical photographer's work can have legal consequences, conflict of interest and privilege, are two of these areas. As healthcare professionals we need to be aware of the impact of the law on our professional practice.
Harlow Brittany E BE University of Kentucky, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, Lexington, Kentucky, - - 2014
The goals were to determine if β-acid from hops (Humulus lupulus L.) could be used to control fructan fermentation by equine hindgut microorganisms, and to verify the antimicrobial mode of action on Streptococcus bovis, which has been implicated in fructan fermentation, hindgut acidosis, and pasture associated laminitis (PAL) in the ...
Vanderthommen Marc M Department of Sport and Rehabilitation, University of Liège, Liège, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to explore the efficiency of a preconditioning programme composed of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) in the protection against muscle damage induced by a subsequent bout of NMES. Sixteen male volunteers were split up into a control group (CG; n = 8) and a preconditioned group (PCG; ...
George Priya Doss C C Medical Biotechnology Division, School of Biosciences and Technology, VIT University, Vellore, 632014, Tamil Nadu, India, - - 2014
Uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase is a cytosolic enzyme involved in the biosynthetic pathway of heme production. Decreased activity of this enzyme results in porphyria cutanea tarda and hepato erythropoietic porphyria. Nonsynonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms (nsSNPs) alter protein sequence and can cause disease. Identifying the deleterious nsSNPs that contribute to disease is an ...
Serefoglu Ege C EC Department of Urology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA; Department of Urology, Bagcilar Training & Research Hospital, Istanbul, - - 2014
Premature ejaculation (PE) is the most common male sexual dysfunction. A variety of pharmacotherapeutic strategies have been employed to treat men suffering with lifelong PE. However, there are currently no pharmaceuticals approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration specifically designed for PE treatment. Given that the bulbospongiosus muscle is ...
Okuzumi Ayami A From the Department of Neurology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, - - 2014
A 59-year-old woman with a long-standing diagnosis of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) developed facial numbness and exophthalmos. Sural nerve biopsy revealed onion bulb formation consistent with CIDP. Neurologic examinations revealed distal dominant muscle atrophy with areflexia and impairment of all sensory modalities; cranial nerve involvement, including bilateral exophthalmos, left-side ...
Takahashi Naoki - - 2014
RAS-RAF-MEK-ERK and PI3K-AKT pathways form a significant cascade for potential molecular target therapy in advanced cancer. The clinical significance of mutations in these genes in advanced gastric cancer (AGC) is uncertain. We collected formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded and fresh frozen tumor samples from AGC patients and analyzed the KRAS, NRAS, BRAF and ...
Wang Hongmin H Department of Respiratory, The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, 450052, - - 2014
In this study, a water-soluble longan seed polysaccharide (WLSP), with a molecular weight of 57 kDa, was isolated from longan seed. Gas chromatography (GC) analysis showed that WLSP was composed mainly of rhamnose (Rha), mannose (Man), arabinose (Ara), galactose (Gal), and glucose (Glc), with molar ratios of 2.4:1.5:2.3:5.6:6.5. The result in ...
Maaijwee Noortje A M M NA Department of Neurology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Centre for Neuroscience, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, - - 2014
Contrary to trends in most other diseases, the average age of ischaemic stroke onset is decreasing, owing to a rise in the incidence of stroke among 'young' individuals (under 50 years of age). This Review provides a critical overview of the risk factors and aetiology of young ischaemic stroke and ...
Bora Aydın A Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Yuzuncu Yıl University, 65080, Van, Turkey, - - 2014
In this study, we aimed to investigate the impact of non-alcoholic hepatic steatosis on the liver volume. As investigating hepatic steatosis, we utilized computed tomography (CT) to determine the degree of steatosis and we utilized hepatobiliary ultrasonography (USG) for densitometry and correlation. As hepatosteatosis group, 35 patients over 18 years of ...
Fickert S S Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery Center, University Medical Centre Mannheim, University of Heidelberg, Theodor Kutzer Ufer 1-3, 68167, Mannheim, - - 2014
The purpose of this retrospective study was to describe technical aspects of arthroscopic, purely autologous chondrocyte transplantation of the hip and to report short-term data of the postoperative outcome in a consecutive series of patients. We retrospectively analyzed six patients with a full-thickness chondral defect of the hip joint. The ...
Kawaguchi Koji K Department of Gastroenterological and Transplant Surgery, Applied Life Sciences, Institute of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University , Hiroshima , - - 2014
Abstract Background: Virtual reality surgical simulators are becoming popular as a means of providing trainees with an opportunity to practice laparoscopic skills. The Lap-X (Epona Medical, Rotterdam, the Netherlands) is a novel VR simulator for training basic skills in laparoscopic surgery. The objective of this study was to validate the ...
Spiliopoulou I - - 2014
We describe a Mycobacterium kansasii cutaneous infection that was diagnosed in a 52-year-old female patient with sarcoidosis receiving anti-TNF agents. The diagnosis was based on the positive culture of the foot ulcerative tissue. The isolation and identification of bacterium was based on phenotypic and molecular methods. Therapy and follow-up of ...
Jin Haibao H School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Metal Matrix Composites, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai 200240, China. - - 2014
Large-scale and robust vesicle aggregates were obtained through molecular recognition among cell-sized polymer vesicles, carbon nanotubes and AuNPs, driven by adhesion interactions between Au and polydopamine. Vesicle fusion was effectively avoided in this three-component vesicle aggregation process.
Qin Xiaobo X Department of Electrocardiography, The People's Hospital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Nanning, - - 2014
This retrospective study aimed to investigate blood pressure variability (BPV), morning systolic blood pressure surge (MBPS), and the associated factors in 513 elderly (65 years and older) and 188 younger (younger than 65 years) hypertensive Chinese patients who had ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) at our hospital from January 1, 2002, to ...
Eum Jin-Hee - - 2014
Manganese (Mn) is an essential trace element for humans and animals, but excess intake of Mn can lead to adverse developmental outcome. Few studies have investigated the effects of deficiency or excess of Mn on the human foetus. In this study, we assessed the quantitative relationship between maternal blood Mn ...
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