Search Results
Results 1 - 50 of 1497
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 >
Pomarino David D Physio Therapie Zentrum Pomarino, Hamburg, - - 2014
In literature, one finds little scientific statements regarding plantar static pressure distribution in healthy individuals. Miscellaneous studies, however, characterize pathologies of feet and associate those with abnormal static or dynamic plantar load sharing. Our study reveals that healthy individuals show significant age-dependent differences in forefoot and rear foot load measured ...
Song Sang Hoon SH Department of Urology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul 138-736, Republic of - - 2014
Background The premature ejaculation diagnostic tool (PEDT) is a brief, multidimensional validated instrument devised for diagnosing premature ejaculation (PE). However, there is insufficient evidence regarding its ability to differentiate subgroups of PE. We assessed the ability of the PEDT to differentiate four subgroups of PE (lifelong, acquired, variable and subjective ...
Gao Jian-Fang JF Hangzhou Key Laboratory for Animal Adaptation and Evolution, School of Life Sciences, Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou 310036, Zhejiang, - - 2014
We conducted an in-depth analysis of the proteomic and biochemical profile of the venom of neonate and adult short-tailed pit vipers (Gloydius brevicaudus). Identified proteins were assigned to a few main toxin families. Disintegrin, phospholipase A2 (PLA2), serine proteinase, cysteine-rich secretory protein, C-type lectin-like protein, l-amino acid oxidase and snake ...
Moshiri Malihe M Department of Basic Science, Islamic Azad University, Damghan Branch, Damghan, - - 2014
Zanjani viper (Vipera albicornuta) is an endemic venomous snake in East Azerbai- jan Province, Iran which is medically important due to its application for antivenin production in the laboratory. We need to produce this snake in captivity. This study was conducted to charac- terize mature male Zanjani viper and to ...
Marron Kathleen Hutchinson KH Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056, USA. - - 2014
This study examined the relationship between hearing levels, otoacoustic emission levels and listening habits related to the use of personal listening devices (PLDs) in adults with varying health-related fitness. Duration of PLD use was estimated and volume level was directly measured. Biomarkers of health-related fitness were co-factored into the analyses. ...
Ishak Noreen N Department of Anatomy & Developmental Biology, Monash University, Melbourne, - - 2013
ABSTRACT Preterm male infants have a higher incidence of morbidity and mortality due to respiratory insufficiency than females of the same gestational age. This male disadvantage could be due to differences in lung architecture; however, few studies have compared lung architecture in male and female fetuses during late gestation. Our ...
Puga Cíntia C I CC Department of Biology, UNESP - Univ Estadual Paulista, São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo 15054-000, - - 2013
The male reproductive accessory glands are important organs that secrete products that ensure the survival, viability and motility of spermatozoa, not only in the male reproductive tract, but also in the female. Most studies relating to the reproduction of bats do not include these glands, and detailed studies of these ...
Campana Erika Maria Gonçalves - - 2013
The impact of blood pressure (BP) during adolescence on other cardiovascular risk factors in young adults is important for the primary prevention. To evaluate BP, anthropometric indexes, metabolic and inflammatory profiles in young individuals stratified by their BP behavior recorded for 18 years. A total of 116 individuals, of whom ...
Nakamura Katsuyuki - - 2013
Aging causes phenotypic changes in skeletal muscle progenitor cells (Skm-PCs), such as reduced myogenesis and increased adipogenesis due to alterations in their environment or niche. Secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC), which is secreted into the niche of Skm-PCs, inhibits adipogenesis and promotes myogenesis. We have previously reported ...
Meng Jie - - 2013
On imaging studies, bony ridges can be seen at the palmar aspect of the phalanges of the fingers. Our purpose was to address the following: (1) which structures insert on to the ridges and what is the histological appearance? (2) Is there a difference between the different fingers? (3) Is ...
Sartor-Glittenberg Cecelia - - 2013
Although health-related quality of life (HRQL) has been linked to numerous factors in older adults, limited or conflicting studies have investigated variables explaining HRQL in healthy, community-dwelling older adults. The purpose of this study was to determine whether physical activity, gait speed, balance, strength, endurance, and flexibility were associated with ...
Alonso-Fernández Alberto A Department of Pneumology, University Hospital Son Espases, Palma de Mallorca, Spain. - - 2013
To compare the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) with a sex-, age-, and body mass index (BMI)-matched, population-based control group and to assess the association between OSA and PE. We performed a case-control study from October 1, 2006, through November 30, 2009. We ...
Chong Raymond Jih Yeong - - 2013
Background: Primary liver cancer (PLC) is the fifth most common malignancy worldwide and is still associated with high mortality. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cholangiocarcinoma are the two most common PLCs, and their incidence varies across regions. Currently there are no published data available on the incidence of PLC in Brunei ...
Fombong Ayuka T - - 2012
Oplostomus haroldi Witte belongs to a unique genus of afro-tropical scarabs that have associations with honey bee colonies, from which they derive vital nutrients. Although the attributes of the honey bee nest impose barriers to communication among nest invaders, this beetle still is able to detect conspecific mates for reproduction. ...
Okeke Linus Ikechukwu - - 2012
Background  Linea nigra (LN) is linear hyperpigmentation occurring from the umbilicus to the pubic symphysis. Although commonly associated with pregnancy (when it is known as linea gravidarum), it has been found in normal male and female individuals, particularly in the younger age group where estrogen or lack of sensitivity of ...
Haight Kevin L - - 2012
Ants are chemical factories, and among their more noticeable products are their venoms. Though many studies have addressed the properties and activities of ant venoms, basic venom-related physiological questions, such as how venom production and replacement may vary with age, are rarely addressed. The answers to these questions are fundamental ...
Lee S W - - 2013
This study compared the prevalence of premature ejaculation (PE) diagnosed by the PE diagnostic tool (PEDT) score, self-reporting and stopwatch-recorded intravaginal ejaculation latency time (IELT). It examined the characteristics of males diagnosed with PE by each criterion. A questionnaire survey enrolled 2081 subjects from March to October, 2010. Stopwatch-recorded IELT ...
Leporace Gustavo - - 2012
The aim of this study was to compare the knee kinematics of anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed (ACL-R) and healthy subjects (CG) during gait and classify the status of normality. Ten healthy and six ACL-R subjects had their gait analyzed at 60 fps. 3D knee angles were calculated and inserted into ...
Corredoira Juan - - 2012
BackgroundThe association between bacteremia by Streptococcus gallolyticus subsp. gallolyticus (SGG) and colorectal neoplasia (CRN) is well established, but varies widely in different studies. We conducted a case-control study to assess the association between SGG bacteremia and CRN.MethodsAn analysis of all SGG bacteremias was performed during the period 1988-2011. The frequency ...
Gupta Akshay A Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan, - - 2012
Per current guidelines, patients with a first-degree relative (FDR) with adenomas should get screened at age 40. Data on the prevalence of adenomas and advanced adenomas (AAs) in these patients are lacking. To examine the prevalence of adenomas and AAs in 40- to 49-year-old individuals undergoing screening colonoscopy because of ...
Adler Andreas - - 2012
BackgroundScreening colonoscopy (SC) outcome quality is best determined by the adenoma detection rate (ADR). The substantial variability in the ADRs between endoscopists may reflect different skills, experience and/or equipment.ObjectiveTo analyse the potential factors that may influence ADR variance, including case volume.Design12 134 consecutive SCs (mean age 64.5 years, 47% men) from ...
Johnson C Daniel - - 2012
To conduct post-hoc analysis of National CT Colonography Trial data and compare the sensitivity and specificity of computed tomographic (CT) colonography in participants younger than 65 years with those in participants aged 65 years and older. Of 2600 asymptomatic participants recruited at 15 centers for the trial, 497 were 65 ...
Henshaw Helen - - 2012
The use of personal computers (PCs) and the Internet to provide health care information and interventions has increased substantially over the past decade. Yet the effectiveness of such an approach is highly dependent upon whether the target population has both access and the skill set required to use this technology. ...
Braidy Nady - - 2011
The kynurenine pathway of tryptophan catabolism plays an important role in several biological systems affected by aging. We quantified tryptophan and its metabolites kynurenine (KYN), kynurenine acid (KYNA), picolinic acid (PIC) and quinolinic acid (QUIN), and activity of the kynurenine pathway enzymes indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase (TDO) and quinolinic ...
Castro Camilo A - - 2011
Ag loaded TiO(2) was applied in the photocatalytic inactivation of Escherichia coli under ultraviolet (UV) and visible (Vis) light irradiations. Ag enhanced the TiO(2) photodisinfecting effect under Vis irradiation promoting the formation of singlet oxygen and hydroxyl radicals as identified by EPR analyses. Ag nanoparticles, determined on TEM analyses, undergo ...
Kwon Soyang - - 2011
The aim of this study was to examine whether adiposity level is associated with subsequent physical activity (PA) level in childhood. Study participants were 326 children participating in the Iowa Bone Development Study. PA and fat mass were measured using accelerometers and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) at approximately 5, 8, ...
Razzaghy-Azar Maryam - - 2011
To provide normal references of sonographic uterine and ovarian size in premenarcheal healthy girls aged 6-13 years in different stages of puberty. Two hundred forty girls were enrolled into the study (mean age ± SD, 9.5 ± 1.7 years [range, 6-13.5 years]). Pubertal status was classified according to Tanner staging. ...
Sonnenberg Caroline M - - 2012
In the past decades knowledge on adequate treatment of affective disorders and awareness of the negative consequences of long-term benzodiazepine use increased. Therefore, a decrease in benzodiazepine use is expected, particularly in prolonged use. The aim of this study was to assess time trends in benzodiazepine use. Data from the ...
Zhang Sheng-Hua - - 2011
Quorum sensing (QS) is a form of microbial communication that relies on small signal molecules to regulate group behaviors such as biofilm formation in response to population density. In this study, we attempted to apply the paradigm of bacterial QS to aerobic granular sludge (AGS) formation for wastewater treatment. An ...
Mao Sai-Hu - - 2011
Concerns regarding change in the onset and tempo of pubertal growth in ethnic Chinese have posed a need for current information on growth characteristics. This study is to update the normative data of pubertal linear growth characteristics and distribution of age at menarche in healthy Chinese adolescents. A multistage stratified ...
Sibley Margaret H - - 2011
This study examined the association between childhood ADHD and juvenile delinquency by examining data from the Pittsburgh ADHD Longitudinal Study (PALS), a follow-up study of individuals diagnosed with ADHD in childhood (ages 5-12) and recontacted in adolescence and young adulthood for yearly follow-up (age at first follow-up interview M = 17.26, SD = 3.17). ...
Ziyab A H - - 2010
Trends in the prevalence of eczema in the course of childhood and adolescence are not clear although often a net remission during childhood is assumed. To investigate the dynamics of change in eczema from 1 to 18 years in a prospective study and to understand the influence of gender and ...
Lee Peter A - - 2010
To determine whether the initial physical findings of puberty are accompanied by hormonal evidence of pubertal activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis and whether racial/ethnic differences exist, we have analysed hormone levels in relation to age, onset of puberty and race/ethnicity. Cross-sectional analysis of luteinizing hormone (LH), testosterone (T) and ...
Tanofsky-Kraff Marian - - 2010
Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is effective at reducing binge episodes and inducing weight stabilization in obese adults with binge eating disorder. We piloted the administration of IPT to girls at-risk for excess weight gain (BMI 75th-97th percentile; IPT-WG) with and without loss of control (LOC) eating. Thirty-eight girls (12-17 years) were ...
Lynn Richard - - 2011
SummaryData for Raven's Progressive Matrices are reported for a sample of 6290 6- to 17-year-olds in Taiwan. The Taiwanese obtained a mean IQ of 109.5, in relation to a British mean of 100. There was no difference in mean scores of boys and girls at age 7 years. At age ...
Baek Minki - - 2011
We carried out a nationwide epidemiological study to evaluate the prevalence and effect of varicoceles on testicular volume in South Korean adolescents. We also investigated the correlation between varicoceles and body mass index (BMI). In this prospective study, physical examinations were carried out to assess the presence and severity of ...
Blenkin Matthew R B - - 2010
The estimation of age at time of death is often an important step in the identification of human remains. The purpose of this study was to test the applicability of the Demirjian system on a sample of the Sydney child population and to develop and test age-prediction models using a ...
Ben-Sasson Ayelet - - 2010
Some infants experience atypical levels of over-responsivity to sensations, which limit their ability to interact and explore their environment. Yet, little is known about typical development of over-responsivity during infancy or whether the presence of extreme over-responsivity in infancy is a predictor of clinically significant sensory over-responsivity (SOR) at school-age. ...
Lee M M Lifespan Health Research Center, Department of Community Health, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, 3171 Research Blvd., Dayton, OH 45420, USA. - - 2011
This longitudinal study examined how calcaneal quantitative ultrasound (QUS) measures change during childhood while taking into account skeletal maturation, body mass index (BMI), and physical activity. The study reported sex differences in QUS growth curves and an inverse relationship between BMI and speed of sound (SOS) measures. The aim of ...
Martin D D - - 2011
Metacarpal thickness (T), width (W), length (L) and medullary diameter (M) were measured in 3,121 X-rays from 231 healthy Caucasian children aged 3 to 19 years and analysed for bone age, age, height, weight and gender-related characteristics, showing highly differentiated growth patterns with prepubertal dips. Reference data for the four metacarpal ...
Kromeyer-Hauschild Katrin - - 2011
Abstract Objective. The aim of this study was to develop age- and sex-specific percentile curves for waist circumference (WC) in German adolescents. Methods. A cross-sectional population-based study (German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents [KiGGS]) was carried out in a large nationally representative sample of 3 345 ...
Deng X M - - 2010
We compared the minimum local analgesia concentration of ropivacaine for intra-operative caudal analgesia in pre-school and school age children. Fifty-one boys, undergoing hypospadius repair surgery, were stratified into pre-school or school age groups. After induction of anaesthesia, caudal block was performed with ropivacaine 1 ml.kg⁻¹ of the desired concentration. The ...
Miller Shari - - 2010
This study examined gender differences in trajectories of delinquent behaviors over a 6-year period in adolescence and differential outcomes of these diverse developmental pathways. Participants were 754 children who were part of a longitudinal study of the development of early starting conduct problems. Four trajectory patterns were identified across grades ...
Galić Ivan - - 2011
The aim of this cross-sectional study was to compare the accuracy of the Cameriere European formula (Cameriere), adopted Haavikko method from 1974 (Haavikko), and revisited Demirjian method by Willems (Willems) for age estimation on orthopantomograms (OPGs) of Bosnian-Herzegovian (BH) children age groups 6-13 years. The accuracy was determined as difference between ...
Shi Lijie - - 2010
Whether prepubertal estrogen production impacts on the timing of puberty is not clear. We aimed to investigate prepubertal 24-h estrogen excretion levels and their association with early and late pubertal markers. Daily urinary excretion rates of estrogens of 132 healthy children, who provided 24-h urine samples 1 and 2 yr ...
Huotari Pertti R T - - 2010
To investigate secular change over time in health-related muscular fitness and how leisure time physical activity (LTPA), sport club participation, and body mass index are associated with muscular fitness in adolescents. Two cross-sectional samples of Finnish 13-16-year-old adolescents were studied in 1976 (n = 643; 312 boys and 331 girls) ...
Hsieh Michael H - - 2011
Studies have postulated that hypospadias, prematurity, and low birth weight are linked by defects in androgen signaling. To determine whether premature, hypospadiac boys are small and remain so, we compared their size at birth and at hypospadias repair to premature boys who underwent post-neonatal circumcision. We identified premature boys admitted ...
Nasr Inas - - 2010
To investigate the association between material deprivation and injury sustained in violence by adolescents aged 11-17 years. Computerised data relating to gender, attendance date and resident postcode of all patients aged 11-17 years who received treatment for violence-related injuries at seven emergency departments (ED) in South Wales over 12 months, ...
Shih Yung-Feng - - 2010
To compare myopic progression rates in Taiwanese schoolchildren between urban and rural areas. Several longitudinal studies of myopic progression were performed in urban and rural areas. Five primary schools, four junior high schools, and two senior high schools were selected from both urban and rural areas. Ages ranged from 7 ...
Decaro Jason A - - 2010
This study examines sex differences in vulnerability among children experiencing rapid culture change that may reflect distinct microecologies driven by differential parental investment and/or sex-specific life history strategies. Apparent female growth canalization may be a life history strategy favoring growth over maintenance but also may reflect sex-differentiated selection for resilience ...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 >