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Yu Huan H Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. - - 2014
A facile and "green" method was proposed to introduce Ag nanoparticles (Ag NPs) into the hierarchically monolithic silica uniformly in the presence of (3-aminopropyl)-triethoxysilane (APTES) and ethylene glycol. APTES is used to modify the monolith by incorporating amino groups onto the surface of meso-macroporous skeletons, while ethylene glycol is employed ...
Sumitomo Hiroyuki H Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Yamagata University, 1-4-12 Kojirakawa-machi, Yamagata-shi 990-8560, - - 2014
In several species, males frequently immobilize females during copulation. In some species, female immobilization enables males to copulate with unwilling females, while in others, female immobilization prolongs postcopulatory guarding. Male carrion beetles often bite and pull hard on one of the female's antennae during copulatory mounting. Previous descriptive studies have ...
Harun Hasnida H Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia E-mail: - - 2014
Aerobic granular sludge (AGS) has been applied to treat a broad range of industrial and municipal wastewater. AGS can be developed in a sequencing batch reactor (SBR) with alternating anaerobic-aerobic conditions. To provide anaerobic conditions, the mixed liquor is allowed to circulate in the reactor without air supply. The circulation ...
Xie Chaoming - - 2014
Research on incorporation of both growth factors and silver (Ag) into hydroxyapatite (HA) coatings on metallic implant surfaces for enhancing osteoinductivity and antibacterial properties is a challenging work. Generally, Ag nanoparticles are easy to agglomerate and lead to a large increase in local Ag concentration, which could potentially affect cell ...
Gumina S S Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro No.5, 00185, Rome, Italy, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to quantify subjective discomfort and decrease in working performance in patients submitted to arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. We enrolled 101 asymptomatic administrative employees (mean age 55). Subjects were asked to write a text using Microsoft Word and to make a table using Microsoft Excel, ...
Igissinov Nurbek N National Center for Neurosurgery, Astana, Kazakhstan E-mail : - - 2014
Cancer is a major health problem facing the entire world, and Kazakhstan is not the exception. The aim of this study was to present an epidemiological assessment of leukemia in the population of Kazakhstan during 2003-2012. This descriptive and retrospective study was based on data obtained from all oncological organizations ...
Kang Fuxing - - 2013
Whereas the antimicrobial mechanisms of silver have been extensively studied and exploited for numerous applications, little is known about the associated bacterial adaptation and defense mechanisms that could hinder disinfection efficacy or mitigate unintended impacts to microbial ecosystem services associated with silver releases to the environment. Here, we demonstrate that ...
Iseki Atsuko - - 2013
This study investigated the influence on their mental well-being of the perinatal support given by Japanese grandmothers. The Rosenberg self-esteem and the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) scales were used to assess grandmothers' mental well-being before and after their daughters' childbirth. Of 198 grandmothers, 176 (88.9%) supported their daughters ...
Feldlaufer Mark F - - 2013
Exposure of a pyrethroid-susceptible strain of bed bugs, Cimex lectularius L. (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) to varying concentrations of deltamethrin for 24 h indicated no significant difference in mortality between males, females, and nymphs at 24 nor at 168 h postexposure when bed bugs were removed to untreated surfaces at 24 h. ...
Koutzoglou Stylianos I - - 2013
This study had 2 aims: (1) to assess whether the surgical exposure technique, the patient's age, and the grade of impaction are associated with ankylosis of the impacted canine; and (2) to investigate the effect of rapid palatal expansion on an impacted canine's automatic eruption. The sample for this prospective ...
Zhu Yang - - 2013
Silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) have been homogeneously introduced into the hierarchically porous monolithic silica columns with well-defined macropores and SBA-15-type hexagonally-ordered mesopores by using ethanol as the mild reductant. Within the cylindrical silica mesopores treated with aminopropyl groups as the host, monocrystalline Ag NPs and nanorods are obtained after being ...
Xiao Yao - - 2013
Column experiments were conducted to investigate the transport of aqueous C60 (aqu-nC60), fullerol, silver nanoparticles (NPs) coated with polyvinylpyrrolidone (Ag-PVP) and stabilized by citrate (Ag-CIT) in biofilm-laden porous media. Gram-negative Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) and Gram-positive Bacillus cereus (BC) biofilm-laden glass beads were selected to represent the bacterial interfaces NPs might ...
Amory J T - - 2013
Normal ultrasonography of non-reproductive abdominal and male reproductive anatomy in the vervet monkey were prospectively assessed. This has not been previously reported. Ten non-sexually active male and 10 non-gravid female clinically healthy vervet monkeys between 5 and 12 years of age and weighing between 3.13 and 6.85 kg were evaluated ...
Fabre Caroline C G CC Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 2EJ, UK. - - 2012
Courtship in Drosophila melanogaster has become an iconic example of an innate and interactive series of behaviors. The female signals her acceptance of copulation by becoming immobile in response to a male's display of stereotyped actions. The male and female communicate via vision, air-borne sounds, and pheromones, but what triggers ...
Chihara Dai - - 2012
Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL) is a peripheral T cell neoplasm that is associated with infection by the human T-cell leukemia virus type I (HTLV-1). Although the high incidence of ATLL in HTLV-1-endemic areas is well known, population-based evidence concerning the incidence of ATLL in non-endemic areas is scarce. To answer ...
Aka Peter P Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, - - 2012
Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is endemic in parts of Tanzania, but there is scant country or region level data about burden and trends of BL in Tanzania over the past three decades. Here, we update baseline epidemiology of BL in northern Tanzania using recent data. Data for childhood BL diagnosed at ...
Mei Nan - - 2012
Silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) have increasingly been used for coatings on various textiles and certain implants, for the treatment of wounds and burns, as a water disinfectant, and in air-freshener sprays. The wide use of Ag-NPs may have potential human health impacts. In this study, the mutagenicity of 5-nm Ag-NPs was ...
Ferreira Juliana Moreira de Oliveira - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Lymphoma is the third most common pediatric malignancy. The purpose of this study was to analyze the incidence rates of lymphoma in children and adolescents in Brazil. METHODS: All cases of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), and Burkitt lymphoma (BL) were extracted from 14 population-based cancer registries (PBCRs) ...
Zhuxia Jia - - 2012
Abstract To compare the cytogenetic profile and survivalb.etween elderly and non-elderly Chinese patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). We identified 50 patients with DLBCL and divided them by age into elderly (≥60 years) and non-elderly (<60 years) groups. We detected deletion in P53 or translocations in Bcl-2, Bcl-6, or ...
Mbulaiteye Sam M - - 2012
Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) in the general population and immunosuppressed persons with AIDS in the United States was characterized by three age-specific incidence peaks near 10, 40, and 70 years. We hypothesized that BL from different geographical areas may exhibit pediatric, adult, and elderly age incidence peaks. We investigated this hypothesis ...
Zini A - - 2012
Oral Diseases (2012) doi: 10.1111/j.1601-0825.2012.01928.x Objectives:  To describe the distribution and trends of oral and pharyngeal lymphoma cases in Israel. Methods:  Incidence rates were derived from the Israel National Cancer Registry and included all registered data from 1970 to 2006. Oral lymphoma included the tongue, mouth, salivary glands, tonsils, and ...
Zhang Chunjing - - 2012
In this paper, based on the previous steps, a facile in situ reduction method was developed to controllably prepare polystyrene/Ag (PS/Ag) core-shell-shaped nanostructures. The crucial procedure includes surface treatment of polystyrene core particles by cationic polyelectrolyte polyethyleneimine, in situ formation of Ag nanoparticles, and immobilization of the Ag nanoparticles onto ...
Schliemann Sibylle - - 2011
A raised baseline serum tryptase is a risk indicator for anaphylactic reactions, especially in patients with hymenoptera venom allergy. Borderline elevations (> 11.4 μg/l) occur frequently and may necessitate invasive diagnostic procedures to rule out systemic mastocytosis. We retrospectively analysed 1,092 non-mastocytotic patients from our general dermatology clinic with respect to ...
Annovi Giulia - - 2011
Abstract Heparan sulfate (HS), due to its presence on the cell surface and in the extracellular milieu and its ability to modulate cell signaling, has a fundamental role in both physiological and pathological conditions. For decades we have demonstrated the occurrence of interactions between glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and elastic fibers. In ...
Sotiriou Georgios A - - 2011
Nanosilver is one of the first nanomaterials to be closely monitored by regulatory agencies worldwide motivating research to better understand the relationship between Ag characteristics and antibacterial activity. Nanosilver immobilized on nanostructured silica facilitates such investigations as the SiO2 support hinders the growth of nanosilver during its synthesis and, most ...
Epstein Tolly G - - 2011
To examine risk factors for eczema at age 4 years. Beginning at 1 year of age, infants of atopic parents (n = 636) had annual clinical evaluations and skin prick tests (SPTs) to 15 aeroallergens and milk and egg. Parents completed validated surveys on eczema and environmental exposures. House dust ...
Pop O T - - 2011
The authors evaluated possible morphological changes of basement membrane (BM) and lamina propria (LP) of seminferous tubule wall (ST) related to ageing. Surgical samples of testicular tissue from 28 cases with orchiectomy for prostate adenocarcinoma were processed for light microscopy and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) examination. Seven age groups (AgGr) ...
Wang T-N - - 2011
Several studies have suggested that the association between obesity and asthma may be stronger in females than in males, but the reason is still unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate whether differences in high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels explain why obesity is associated with asthma in females ...
Naz Erum - - 2011
Diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) has become an emerging epidemic in recent years. Striking heterogeneity in its clinical, biological and treatment responses prompted us to identify variation in our study group. The aim was to classify the DLBCL into prognosis-based subgroups according to the WHO classification and to evaluate ...
Haselkorn Tmirah - - 2010
In children and adolescents with difficult-to-treat asthma, few data exist characterizing the relationships between basic patient characteristics (e.g., age, sex) and atopic indicators in asthma. These associations were examined in The Epidemiology and Natural History of Asthma: Outcomes and Treatment Regimens (TENOR), an observational study of a large cohort of ...
Gamble Christy C University of Pittsburgh, USA. - - 2010
Biologic factors are known to contribute to asthma severity. It is unknown whether these factors differentially contribute to asthma severity in black compared with white subjects. We sought to assess the extent to which racial disparities between black and white subjects with severe asthma are attributable to physiologic, immunoinflammatory, and ...
Zhang Zhumin Z Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Madison, WI 53706-1562, USA. - - 2010
Obesity has been proposed to be a risk factor for the development of childhood asthma. We sought to examine weight status from birth to age 5 years in relation to the occurrence of asthma at ages 6 and 8 years. Two hundred eighty-five full-term high-risk newborns with at least 1 ...
Ghdifan Sufian - - 2010
Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) is a non-invasive marker of bronchial inflammation in asthma. However, the interest of FeNO measurement remained limited in infantile wheeze. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the feasibility and reproducibility of FeNO off-line measurement in very young children with recurrent wheeze and ...
Eriksson J - - 2010
Various studies have reported a low prevalence of allergic rhinitis in farmers and farmers' children. We sought to investigate whether the protective effect of childhood farm environment is conserved throughout adulthood and how it corresponds to different degrees of urbanization. A questionnaire on respiratory health was mailed in 2008 to ...
Butland Barbara K - - 2011
We investigated the relationship between asthma mortality and long-acting beta(2)-agonists (LABA), including interactions with age, inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) and social deprivation. We used a new, expanded dataset of recorded medication extracted blind from the anonymised primary care records of an earlier British case-control study. The cases were 532 asthma deaths ...
Lietzén R R Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland. - - 2011
The status of stressful life events as a risk factor for asthma is unclear and may be dependent on pre-existing allergic rhinitis. This study examined whether exposure to stressful life events predicted the onset of asthma in adults. This is a prospective, population-based cohort study of 16,881 males and females, ...
Foschino Barbaro Maria P - - 2011
Dyspnea perception in asthmatics differs between subjects. Poor perception is usually associated with increased risk of asthma attack/exacerbation. The advanced stage of the disease and the presence of eosinophilic airways inflammation have been recently recognized as being responsible for poor dyspnea perception. However, few studies are available on this topic. ...
Schwindt Christina D - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The developing country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) reported a 4.5-fold increase in wheezing incidence between 1986 and 2002. It is unknown whether aeroallergens play a significant role in asthma in SVG. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study is to investigate the importance of aeroallergens and the ...
Scichilone Nicola - - 2010
Aging is associated with modifications of the immune system and this could contribute to a reduced prevalence of allergic disease in the elderly. Atopy has rarely been considered in the clinical assessment of the geriatric respiratory patient. This article is a review of the available literature assessing the impact of ...
Malmberg L P - - 2010
Cow's milk allergy (CMA) has been found to be associated with an increased incidence of asthma at school age. However, prospective population-based studies of CMA and the development of airway inflammation and bronchial hyperresponsivess (BHR) are lacking. The aims of this study was to evaluate CMA as a risk factor ...
Cassidy Laura D - - 2010
To identify if 1,6-hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) workers demonstrated an increased prevalence of occupational asthma or accelerated decline in pulmonary function. Employees from two plants manufacturing or producing 1,6-HDI monomer and/or HDI polyisocyanates were matched to a control population by age, gender, race, and smoking status. A random coefficient regression analysis ...
Schäper Christoph - - 2010
Against the background of an increasing prevalence of allergies, the epidemiology of asthma in relation to age is still a matter of debate. To further clarify the prevalence of asthma, asthmatic symptoms, and their change over time within a population sample, we analyzed longitudinal data from the Study of Health ...
Mathur Sameer K - - 2010
Allergies and asthma are diseases that affect individuals of all ages, and their prevalence is comparable in all age groups. As age demographics in the United States and other countries shift to greater proportions and numbers of patients in the "elderly" categories, it is becoming increasingly important for clinicians to ...
Hughes Ann Maree - - 2011
Observations of increasing allergy prevalence with decreasing distance from the Equator and positive associations with ambient ultraviolet radiation have contributed to a growing interest in the possible role of vitamin D in the etiology of allergy. The aims of this study were to describe any latitudinal variation in the prevalence ...
Dumas O - - 2011
Information on the healthy worker hire effect in relation to asthma is scant. We aimed to assess whether and how childhood asthma-related characteristics (before hire) relate to occupational exposures at first hire. Analyses were conducted in 298 children examined at the first survey of the Epidemiological Study on the Genetics ...
Blum S - - 2011
  The aim of this study was to analyze the influence of total serum IgE and other potential risk factors on severity of systemic allergic Hymenoptera sting reactions.   In a retrospective analysis of one thousand and two patients referred for insect allergy over 5 years, 865 reported systemic allergic ...
Vink Nienke M - - 2010
BACKGROUND: During puberty, a gender shift in asthma prevalence occurs, with a preponderance of boys before puberty. The mechanisms underlying this gender shift are unclear. OBJECTIVES: We assessed associations of pubertal stages and transition through puberty with (1) the prevalence, incidence, and remission of asthma in male and female subjects; ...
Busse Paula Jane - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The role of allergen sensitization has been well established among children and young adults with asthma. Some studies have suggested that allergens play a less important role among older patients with asthma. However, whether older asthmatics have a lower prevalence of allergen sensitization than younger adults remains controversial. The ...
Szema Anthony M - - 2010
Since June 4, 2004, asthma diagnosed and symptomatic after the age of 12 years has been an exclusion criterion for military enlistment unless exempted via medical waiver. The Department of Defense determined that 13% of U.S. Army Medic visits in Iraq are for new-onset acute respiratory illness; case reports of ...
Dogra Shilpa - - 2010
To determine whether age at asthma diagnosis has an impact on the previously described relationship between asthma and obesity. Data were provided from Cycle 1.1 (2000⁄2001) of the Canadian Community Health Survey, a nationally representative health survey that included 6871 participants (2464 males and 4407 females) with asthma. Body mass ...
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