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Ponciano-Rodriguez Guadalupe G 1 Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Departamentos de Farmacología y Salud Pública, México, D.F., Mexico - - 2014
Abstract Aim: We aimed to examine the prevalence of early changes in some components of metabolic syndrome after smoking cessation. Methods: Forty-eight heavy smokers from the Tobacco Cessation Clinic (24 women/24 men), average age of 49.4 years, were included in this study. They smoked a mean of 19.92 cigarettes per ...
Mackay Megan M School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag 3, Wits, 2050, South - - 2014
Abstract Early separation from a family is stressful for young mammals, but might be more stressful for group-living than solitary species. Using juvenile males of three African striped mice Rhabdomys taxa that are either group (R. pumilio) or solitary (R. dilectus dilectus and R. d. chakae) living, we predicted greater ...
Kurita Kazuki K Department of Zoology, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa-Oiwakecho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502, - - 2014
We assessed the historical biogeography of the Ryukyu five-lined skink, Plestiodon marginatus, and related species (P. stimpsonii and P. elegans). Our specific aims were to reveal the origin, tim- ing, and route of the colonization to three volcanic islands in the northern Tokara Group of the northern Ryukyus: Kuchinoshima, Nakanoshima, ...
Shin Young-Chul YC From the Department of Psychiatry (YCS, SWL), Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea; Department of Psychiatry, Gangnam Eulji Hospital, Eulji Addiction Institute, and Department of Addiction Rehabilitation and Social welfare (SWC), Eulji University, Korea; Department of Psychiatry (JH), Sejong General Hospital, Bucheon, Korea; Eulji Addiction Institute (JYM), Eulji University, Korea; Department of Psychiatry (JSC), SMG-SNU Boramae Medical Center, Seoul, Korea; and Department of Psychiatry (DJK), Seoul St Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, - - 2014
This study examined differences in the clinical and treatment-related features of pathological gambling (PG) on the basis of the age of PG onset among pathological gamblers who sought treatment. A total of 702 male outpatients with a primary diagnosis of PG and who were treated in a clinical practice were ...
Son Hyung Min HM Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan University Hospital, Ulsan, - - 2014
This study was performed to evaluate occupational and fall injuries presenting to the ED, the risk factors associated with falls among all occupational injuries, and factors affecting prognosis. Data from ED-based Occupational Injury Surveillance System were analysed to investigate the occupational injuries. The 2147 occupational injury subjects were divided into ...
Boralevi Franck F Pediatric Dermatology Unit, Hôpital Pellegrin-enfants, Bordeaux University Hospital, Bordeaux, - - 2014
Scabies has a clinical presentation that seems to vary according to age. We conducted a prospective study with the goal of delineating the clinical presentation of the disease into 3 groups of age: infants, <2 years; children, 2 to 15 years; and adults, >15 years. This trial was a prospective, ...
Chen Chien-Min - - 2014
Stroke complications can occur not only in the acute ward but also during the subsequent rehabilitation period. However, existing studies have not adequately addressed the incidence of various complications among stroke in patients undergoing rehabilitation using a longitudinal method. We aimed to investigate the longitudinal impact of age on complication ...
Awan Shaheen N SN Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the strength of relationship between impairment-level acoustic measures derived from spectral- and cepstral-based analyses (including the cepstral peak prominence [CPP]; ratios of low vs high frequency spectral energy; and the respective standard deviations [SDs] for these measures) and a disablement measure (the ...
Zienkiewicz Ewa E Clinic of Pediatric Neurology, Faculty of Paediatrics, Medical University of Lublin, - - 2014
Introduction. Obesity is considered as a major disease of twenty-first century civilization. Its occurrence in Poland and worldwide has been increasing steadily for many years. Several factors play an important role in the development of overweight and obesity. In addition to the genetic factors and those associated with diseases of ...
Mody Bharat S BS Welcare Hospital, 1st floor, Akashganga Building, Race Course Circle, Baroda, 390007, Gujarat, India, - - 2014
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has been established as a very successful and commonly performed procedure for primary and secondary osteoarthritis, and also for inflammatory arthropathies of the knee in all age groups and both genders. It has predominantly been used as a procedure in the age group of patients 65 years ...
Inamoto Teruo T Department of Urology, Osaka Medical College, 2-7 Daigaku-machi, Takatsuki City, Osaka, 569-8686, Japan, - - 2014
Primary androgen deprivation therapy (PADT) had been used extensively in Japan than in the USA and European countries regardless of the disease risk or patient's age. To illustrate the consequence of PADT from daily clinical practice, we evaluated the relationship among age, disease risk, and survival of patients with prostate ...
Gharaei Helen H Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Boali Hospital, Tehran, - - 2014
The precise knowledge of anatomy and the region of transverse process (TP) and superior articular processes (AP) and their distance from the skin are important in blocking and treating lumbar facet syndrome. Evaluation of these anatomic distances from 3rd and 5th lumbar vertebrae in both sides and in different body ...
Chang Young Jae YJ Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Konkuk University Medical Center, Seoul, - - 2014
Although a physician may be the nearest to the radiation source during C-arm fluoroscope-guided interventions, the radiographer is also near the fluoroscope. We prospectively investigated the radiation exposure of radiographers relative to their location. The effective dose (ED) was measured with a digital dosimeter on the radiographers' left chest and ...
Gállego Laia L a University of - - 2014
Abstract Cornu aspersum (= syn. Helix aspersa) snails imported into NE Spain from Algeria and South Africa and intended for human consumption via sale in public markets were analyzed to assess their contribution to geographic dissemination of Brachylaima species. Prevalence and viability studies of metacercariae were performed on Algerian and ...
Melgaard Line L From the Department of Cardiology, Atrial Fibrillation Study Group, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark (L.M., F.S.T.B.L); Aalborg Thrombosis Research Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark (L.H.R., F.S., G.Y.H.L., T.B.L.); and University of Birmingham Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences, City Hospital, Birmingham, UK - - 2014
The risk of stroke and death in patients with atrial fibrillation is strongly associated with age and concomitant comorbidities. The aim of this study was to examine the age dependence of risk factors for stroke and mortality in young patients with atrial fibrillation. This study is a population-based cohort study ...
Saylisoy Suzan S From the *Departments of Radiology and †Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Meselik-Eskisehir, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to measure round window (RW) diameters in patients with congenital aural atresia (CAA) or sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) and a normal control group and to analyze whether differences exist between these groups. Temporal bone computed tomographic scans of 12 patients with CAA (5 males, ...
Hussey Karen A KA Department of Psychology, Western University, London, ON, N6A 5C2, Canada, - - 2014
Over two studies, we examined the nature of gendered language in interactive discourse. In the first study, we analyzed gendered language from a chat corpus to see whether tokens of gendered language proposed in the gender-as-culture hypothesis (Maltz and Borker in Language and social identity. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp ...
Montesanto Alberto A Department of Biology, Ecology and Earth Science, University of Calabria, 87036, Rende, Italy, - - 2014
The equations for estimating kidney function have become very popular in the last decade. However, the clinical and prognostic meaning of these measures may be very different in older populations. Two cohorts of people aged 65-89 years (older sample) and 90 or more (oldest old sample) were used to investigate the ...
Carlsson Gunnar E GE Department of Prosthetic Dentistry/Dental Materials Science, University of Gothenburg , Göteborg , - - 2014
Abstract Objective. Older adults have not been studied as much as younger ones regarding prevalence of TMD-related symptoms. The aim was to assess the prevalence of TMD-related symptoms in two population samples, 70 and 80 years old. Materials and methods. Identical questionnaires were in 2012 sent to all subjects born ...
Omoumi Patrick P 1 All authors: Department of Radiology, Cliniques Universitaires St. Luc-UC Louvain, Hippocrate Ave 10/2942, Brussels B-1200, - - 2014
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to evaluate and compare the prevalence and measurement values of CT signs of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) in asymptomatic hips without CT signs of osteoarthritis between two age groups: younger than 40 years and older than 60 years. SUBJECTS AND METHODS. We prospectively included ...
El Hage Rawad R Department of Physical Education, University of Balamand, El-Koura, Lebanon. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 max) and bone mineral density (BMD) in a group of young Lebanese adults. Twenty women and 37 men whose ages range from 18 to 32 yr participated in this study. Informed written consent was obtained from ...
Pechorro Pedro Santos PS University of Algarve (UAlg), Portugal. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of the present study was to analyze the role of psychopathic traits in female juvenile delinquency. Using a sample of 236 young females from the Juvenile Detention Centers of the Portuguese Ministry of Justice and schools in the Lisbon area, a group of female youths with high psychopathic ...
Power Geoffrey A GA Faculty of Kinesiology, Human Performance Laboratory, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, - - 2014
The relative contributions of intrinsic and extrinsic neuromuscular factors on sarcopenia are poorly understood. The associations among age-related declines of strength, muscle mass, and muscle quality in response to motor unit (MU) loss have not been systematically investigated in the same groups of subjects. The purpose was to assess MU ...
Koestenberger Martin M Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Medical University Graz, Graz, - - 2014
Quantitative determination of right ventricular (RV) function has gained more interest over the last years. The RV outflow tract systolic excursion (RVOT SE) has been recently proposed as an echocardiographic tool to assess RV systolic function in adults. We aimed to determine growth-related changes of RVOT SE in children and ...
Valerio Daniel D Hospital Nacional de Geriatría y Gerontología de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica; School of Medicine, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa - - 2014
To study the association of dementia with apolipoprotein E-e4 (APOE-e4) and its interaction with age in a nonagenarian Costa Rican group (N-sample) and a general elderly contrast group (GE-sample). In both case-control studies, participants were cognitively intact or diagnosed with dementia. The N-sample (N = 112) was at least age 90 ...
Kaymakçı Mustafa M ENT Department, Faculty of Medicine, Balıkesir University, Balıkesir, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to reveal whether the presence of atopy plays any unfavorable role in the development of a healthy middle ear as evaluated by tympanometry or in the degree of mastoid pneumatization as measured by mastoid volume. 33 atopic patients with positive skin prick test results ...
Yabar Javier Portillo JP 1Sport Training Lab. Faculty of Sport Sciences. University of Castilla La Mancha (Spain). 2Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Pablo de Olavide (Spain) 3School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan - - 2014
This study compared the activity profile of national and international female rugby sevens players during competitive matches. 20 rugby sevens female players were recruited, 10 were members of the Spanish National Team (26.27 ± 4.05 yr.old, 65.39 ± 5.01 kg, 166.72 ± 6.70 cm) and 10 were amateur athletes from ...
Carranza A A Laboratory of Reproductive Physiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, National University of La Plata, La Plata, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to reproductively assess the clinical and hormonal effects of a GnRH agonist (AG) and an antagonist (AN) administered during the postnatal period in domestic cats. Forty-eight male and female postnatal kittens were randomly assigned to deslorelin acetate 1.6 mg subcutaneous (AG; n = 16), acyline 33 μg/100 g ...
Sanfilippo Paul G PG Department of Ophthalmology, Centre for Eye Research Australia, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic., - - 2014
To investigate the age range for which cycloplegia provides additional information compared with non-cycloplegic refraction in teenagers and young adults. Data for 1295 subjects (704 female; 591 male) from the Twins Eye Study in Tasmania (TEST) and the Brisbane Adolescent Twin Study (mean age: 19.65 ± 3.56, range: 13-26 years) were included. For ...
Pavlidis Pavlos P ENT Department, Katholisches Klinikum, Rudolf-Virchow-Str.7, 56073, Koblenz, Germany, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to evaluate differences in gustatory function in smokers of both sexes and identify any differences in the shape, density and vascularisation of the fungiform papillae (fPap) of smokers' tongue. Additional aim was to investigate any relation between the age, pack years and differences in ...
Waber Deborah P - - 2014
Objective: To compare neuropsychological profiles of adults who had experienced an episode of moderate to severe protein-energy malnutrition confined to the first year of life with that of a healthy community comparison group. Method: We assessed neuropsychological functioning in a cohort of Barbadian adults, all of whom had birth weight ...
Moon H-R HR Department of Dermatology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
The clinical features and incidences of cutaneous lymphoma (CL) differ by ethnicity and age. However, there is to our knowledge no study to show characteristics and distribution of paediatric CL in Asian population. The aim of this study was to investigate distinctive clinicopathological features of CL in paediatric population, particularly ...
Clark Ross A RA School of Exercise Science, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
To use low-cost Nintendo Wii Balance Boards to assess WBA in people who have undergone anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR), and to compare their results with a matched control group. Quantitative clinical study using a cross-sectional design. Orthopaedic clinic of a private hospital PARTICIPANTS: Eighty-two participants (41 ACLR). The ACLR ...
Bania Theofani T Department of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Melbourne, - - 2014
We determined the criterion validity and the retest reliability of the ActivPAL™ monitor in young people with diplegic cerebral palsy (CP). Activity monitor data were compared with the criterion of video recording for 10 participants. For the retest reliability, activity monitor data were collected from 24 participants on two occasions. ...
Krueger Patrick M PM University of Colorado - - 2014
Objective. The average body mass index (BMI) is rising even as the U.S. population grows increasingly diverse. We extend prior research by examining BMI trends in diverse groups including whites, blacks, Chinese, Filipinos, Asian Indians, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Cubans who are U.S. born, recent immigrants, or long-term immigrants. Methods. ...
Halicioglu Koray K a Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Abant İzzet Baysal University, Bolu, - - 2014
Abstract Objectives: To investigate the skeletal, dental, and soft tissue effects of the face mask (FM) treatment with and without rapid maxillary expansion (RME) in young adult subjects with maxillary retrognathia. Materials and Methods: Pretreatment and posttreatment cephalometric radiographs from 32 subjects who had a skeletal Class III malocclusion were ...
Kim Yongdae Y Department of Oral Medicine and Oral Diagnosis, School of Dentistry and Dental Research Institute, Seoul National University, Seoul, - - 2014
To identify possible clinical differences between male, premenopausal, and postmenopausal female patients with burning mouth symptoms. Burning mouth symptoms are known to occur predominantly in postmenopausal women. In some rare cases, however, such symptoms may also appear in men and younger premenopausal women. There is no information on the characteristics ...
Morales-Piñeyrúa Jéssica Tatiana JT Departamento de Fisiología, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, - - 2014
Our objectives were to determine if success index of pampas deer females is related with females' age and if social rank makes any influence on reproductive performance. Female social rank was determined in 18 groups of animals composed of 1 male: 5-9 females (total=98 females). Date of parturition for each ...
Khalil Asma A Fetal Medicine Unit, Academic Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St George's University of London, - - 2014
Non-invasive prenatal diagnosis of achondroplasia is currently available but clinical suspicion is a pre-requisite for testing. However, this is challenging because many of the recognized prenatal ultrasound findings can be subtle and are not specific to achondroplasia. It has recently been reported that fetuses with achondroplasia have a wider than ...
Weller Drika D University of California, - - 2014
Children ages 5-13 years (N = 82) responded to prosocial and prohibitive moral dilemmas featuring characters whose desires conflicted with another person's need for help or ownership rights. The gender of the characters matched for half the trials (in-group version) and mismatched for the other half (out-group version). Both boys and girls judged ...
George Jaya A JA Department of Chemical Pathology, National Health Laboratory Service and University of the - - 2014
Context and objective There is little data on the contribution of body composition to bone mineral density (BMD) in non-Caucasian populations. We therefore studied the contribution of body composition, and possible confounding of 25(OH)D and PTH, to BMD at various skeletal sites in black African (BA) and Asian Indian (AI) ...
Wei Shujin S *Department of Cataract at Clinical College of Ophthalmology, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China; †Department of Cataract at Tianjin Eye Hospital, Tianjin, China; ‡Tianjin Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Tianjin, China; §Department of Ophthalmology at Tianjin Nankai Hospital, Tanjin, China; and ¶Tianjin Eye Institute, Tianjin, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate the distribution of higher-order aberrations (HOAs) of the anterior cornea of eyes with cataract in a senior Chinese population and their correlations with age. Four hundred ten Chinese patients (male/female: 196/214; age: 67.9 ± 10.0 years) with cataract were categorized into 5 ...
Greve Sara V SV aCardiovascular and Metabolic Preventive Clinic, Department of Endocrinology, Odense University Hospital bCardiovascular Research Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Glostrup University Hospital cDepartment of Cardiology, Herlev University Hospital dSteno Diabetes Center, Gentofte, Denmark eDepartment of Diagnostic Imaging, Gentofte University Hospital fResearch Centre for Prevention and Health gDepartment of Cardiology, Glostrup University Hospital hDepartment of Internal Medicine, Holbæk Hospital iHypertension in Africa Research Team (HART), North-West University, Potchefstroom, South - - 2014
Two thousand and fifty-nine healthy individuals aged 41, 51, 61 and 71 years examined in 1993, were divided in age, SCORE and Framingham risk score (FRS) groups. Subclinical vascular damage (SVD) was defined as carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV) at least 12 m/s, carotid atherosclerotic plaques or albuminuria defined as urine ...
Brokaw Sarah M SM Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, MT, United - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to assess if group size is associated with weight loss outcomes among participants in an adapted diabetes prevention program. Adults at high-risk (N=841) for CVD and diabetes were enrolled in the lifestyle intervention in 2011. Multiple logistic regression analyses were used to identify if ...
Dipierri José E JE Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales, Universidad Nacional de Jujuy, 4600 San Salvador de Jujuy, Jujuy, Argentina; Instituto de Biología de la Altura (INBIAL), Universidad Nacional de Jujuy, 4600 San Salvador de Jujuy, Jujuy, - - 2014
The possible association between finger dermatoglyphic patterns and altitude and surname distribution was analyzed in a sample of adult males from the province of Jujuy, Argentina. We also investigated the biological affinity of this population with other South American natives and admixed populations. Fingerprints were obtained from 996 healthy men, ...
Luewan Suchaya S Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Thailand. suleuwan@gmail.com, - - 2014
To assess the IVC Doppler changes in fetuses with hydrops fetalis due to anemia, using fetuses with Hb Bart's disease as a live model METHODS: Fetuses with hydrops fetalis caused by Hb Bart's disease were measured for IVC Doppler indices. The diagnosis of Hb Bart's disease was based on fetal ...
Cayonu Melih M Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Amasya University Training and Research Hospital, Kirazlıdere, Amasya, 05100, Turkey, - - 2014
Tonsillar hypertrophy is common in children, but it can also be present in adults. Enlarged tonsils, a significant anatomical barrier, may affect the flow of odor molecules from the oral cavity to the nasal passages, which has not yet been studied. Thus, we aimed to investigate the mass effect of ...
Kirchberger Michael C MC Handsurgery, Vulpius Klinik, Vulpiusstraße 29, 74906, Bad Rappenau, - - 2014
Trapeziometacarpal joint osteoarthritis is a very common degenerative joint disease which affects especially women between their fifth and sixth decade of life. To determine the final pinch, grip and functional outcome after trapeziometacarpal arthroplasty and to compare to non-arthritic controls, we hypothesized that patients after the former surgery are expected ...
Mueller S S Haptic Research Laboratory, Medical Faculty, Paul-Flechsig-Institute for Brain Research, University of Leipzig, Johannisallee 34, 04103, Leipzig, - - 2014
Extensive use of sensorimotor properties has been shown to lead to use-dependent plasticity in the human motor cortex as well as sensory areas. The sensory consequences of these cortical changes, however, remain widely unclear. We were interested whether job-related long-term haptic training is measurable in terms of changes in haptic ...
Merola Jf J 1Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, - - 2014
ObjectivesThe objective of this paper is to determine the effect of clinical and laboratory manifestations, and medication prescribing, on survival according to patient age at diagnosis in a large academic systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) cohort.MethodsWe identified SLE patients with a diagnosis at age ≥18, seen between 1970 through 2011, and ...
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