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Fukuda Hiroyuki H From the Gastroenterological Center (H.F., K.N., S. Moriya, Y.S., T.I., A.N., M.K., M.M., K.T.), Department of Gastroenterology (S. Maeda), Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology (K.S., S. Morita), and Clinical Research Coordinating Center (K.S., S. Morita, K.T.), Yokohama City University Medical Center, 4-57 Urafune-cho, Minami-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 232-0024, - - 2014
Purpose To retrospectively compare radiofrequency ablation (RFA) combined with the multikinase inhibitor sorafenib (hereafter, sorafenib-RFA) and RFA alone in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Materials and Methods Institutional review board approval and informed consent were obtained. Between January 2007 and December 2011, 16 patients (mean age, 72.8 years; age ...
Sanchez-Salcedo Pablo P Clinica Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, - - 2014
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), although frequent in older individuals, can also occur at younger age; this latter population has not been well described.We reviewed the functional progression of 1708 patients with COPD attending pulmonary clinics. Those with three or more annual spirometries were divided into those who, at enrolment, ...
Pinna A A Laboratory of Veterinary Bacteriology, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, RJ 24210-130, - - 2014
The objective was to investigate potential differences between two Leptospira serovars, host-adapted (Bratislava) and incidental (Copenhageni), in causing reproductive disorders in mares. From August 2009 to March 2011, 608 adult recipient mares from eight studs located in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, were screened for leptospirosis. These mares ...
Justice Jamie N JN 354 UCB, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado Boulder, CO, 80309-0354, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Declines in neuromuscular function, including measures of mobility, muscle strength, steadiness, and patterns of muscle activation, accompany advancing age and are often associated with reduced quality of life and mortality. Paradoxically, older adults are less fatigable than young adults in some tasks. The purpose of this study was to determine ...
Zaghal Zaid Ali ZA *Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, and †Department of Diagnostic Radiology, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, - - 2014
To identify the relationship between the vertical portion of the facial nerve and the tympanic annulus, using computed tomographic (CT) scans of healthy adult and pediatric patients. A retrospective review of CT scans. The study was conducted in a tertiary referral medical center. After excluding ears with noted pathology, a ...
Matsui Yasumoto Y Department of Advanced Medicine (Orthopedic - - 2014
To investigate the association of grip strength and activities of daily living independence in older adults, using a newly-developed grip strength measuring device. Patients who visited the clinic for memory disorders at the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology (142 men and 205 women, mean age 74.8 ± 8.8 years) were included ...
Barry Lisa C LC 1Center on Aging, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, - - 2014
The prevalence of co-occurring mental illness and poor physical functioning among inmates, and whether there are differences according to age or gender, is largely unknown. Of the 315 new inmate admissions into Connecticut's jails with a current psychiatric diagnosis, 97 (30.9%) had poor physical function. Compared with inmates aged 18 ...
Loudon Janice K JK 1Division of Physical Therapy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; 2Sport and Spine, Overland Park, Kansas; and 3Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Kansas, Kansas City, - - 2014
Loudon, JK, Parkerson-Mitchell, AJ, Hildebrand, LD, and Teague, C. Functional movement screen scores in a group of running athletes. J Strength Cond Res 28(4): 909-913, 2014-The purpose of this study was to determine the mean values of the functional movement screen (FMS) in a group of long-distance runners. The secondary ...
Saville Paul D PD Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, - - 2014
Interpersonal feedback from coaches may be instrumental in the formation of children's self-efficacy to learn or perform sport skills. We report on two studies that explored perceived sources of self-efficacy and relation-inferred self-efficacy (RISE) in one-on-one interviews with sport camp participants (N = 61; ages 7-12) and focus groups with ...
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 ...
Barchetti F F Department of Radiology, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy. - - 2014
To assess bone density of kneecaps in subjects with femoro-tibial prothesis before and after surgery by means of DEXA examination. We examined 34 patients with unilateral femoro-tibial prosthesis, 20 healthy subjects of the same age and non-carriers of knee replacement and 14 healthy young adult subjects. All the data sets ...
Kosenko P M PM Far-Eastern State Medical University, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Khabarovsk, Russia, - - 2014
We studied age-specific features of peripheral electrogastroenterography (PEGEG) parameters and their influence on the assessment of findings. In 28 individuals divided into "young" (mean age 21.4 ± 2.7 years) and "elderly" (63.0 ± 7.2 years) subgroups, parameters of PEGEG were analyzed by comparing the group mean values (Mann-Whitney test) and ...
Miret Marta M Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental, CIBERSAM, Spain; Department of Psychiatry, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain; Department of Psychiatry, Hospital Universitario de La Princesa, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Princesa (IP), Madrid, - - 2014
Little is known about whether the prevalence of suicidal ideation and attempts has changed in the wake of the economic crisis. The aim of this study was to estimate current prevalence of suicidal ideation and attempts in the general population in Spain, to compare it with the prevalence found before ...
Monaco Annalisa - - 2014
Recently, it has been proposed that obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is characterized by an imbalance in autonomic nervous tone. Pupil size has been considered a valid test for studying the autonomic nervous system (ANS). Pupillometry is a simple and non-invasive tool to assess the size and dynamics of the ...
Sarkar S R SR Dr Santana Rani Sarkar, Thesis Part Student of M Phil Microbiology, Mymensingh Medical College (MMC), Mymensingh, - - 2014
Childhood diarrhea represents a major public health problem in developing countries, where campylobacteriosis is widespread and causes significant morbidity and mortality in infants and children. Despite the increasing importance of campylobacteriosis, most developing countries and even many developed countries do not have surveillance systems to measure the health and economic ...
Rahman M A MA Dr Mohammad Ashfaqur Rahman, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Jahirul Islam Medical College, Bajitpur, Kishoregonj, - - 2014
Appendicitis is the most common clinical condition of the appendix. Many cases of acute appendicitis result from obstruction of the lumen of the appendix by lymphoid hyperplasia. The vermiform appendix is a worm-like, closed-ended, narrow, small tubular structure, projecting from posteromedial wall of cecum. It is an integral part of ...
Cho Kang Hee KH Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Chungnam National University School of Medicine, Daejeon, - - 2014
To investigate the effects of asymptomatic back muscle weakness and spinal deformity on low back pain (LBP). Sixty healthy subjects without LBP participated in this study. Radiography and an isokinetic/isometric dynamometer were used to respectively measure spinal scoliosis/lordosis and the strength of the trunk flexors/extensors. After 2 years, 48 subjects ...
Sharma Era R ER Department of Psychiatry, Bharati Vidyapeeth University Medical College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, - - 2014
The quest to unravel the mysteries of schizophrenia has led to immense research in this area over the years. Previously schizophrenia was considered to strictly be an early onset disorder. However, the heralding of baby boomers, with a subsequent surge in the elderly population, has led to growing curiosity in ...
Bilaniuk Jaroslaw W JW Department of Surgery, Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, New Jersey, - - 2014
Patients with equestrian injuries were identified in the trauma registry from 2004 to 2007. We a priori divided patients into three groups: 0 to 18 years, 19 to 49 years, and 50 years old or older. There were 284 patients identified with equestrian-related trauma. Injury Severity Score for the three ...
Rosa Luana Araujo Cruz LA Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, - - 2014
To study the absolute latencies of waves I , III and V and interpeak I-III , III-V and I-V of Auditory brainstem responses obtained in preterm newborns in relation to post-conceptual age, term newborns and six months of age infants, establishing reference values ​​for each age group. Retrospective study realized ...
Halicioglu Koray K Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu, - - 2014
The objective of the following study is to investigate the mandibular vertical asymmetry in a group of patients with early unilateral mandibular first molar extractions. Mandibular asymmetry index measurements (condylar, ramal and condylar-plus-ramal) were performed on the panoramic radiographs of a study group including 51 patients (mean age: 18.60 ± ...
Al Taki Amjad A Department of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, Ajman University of Science and Technology, Ajman, United Arab - - 2014
The objective of this study is to assess the differences in facial profile preference among different layers of people in the United Arab Emirates. Facial profile self-awareness among the different groups was also evaluated. A total sample of 222 participants (mean [standard deviation] age = 25.71 [8.3] years, almost 80% ...
Crisco Joseph J JJ Bioengineering Laboratory, Department of Orthopaedics, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the batting cage performance of wood and nonwood baseball bats used at the youth level. Three wood and ten nonwood bats were swung by 22 male players (13 to 18 years old) in a batting cage equipped with a 3-dimensional motion capture ...
Canigur Bavbek N N Department of Orthodontics Faculty of Dentistry, Gazi University, Ankara, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare the soft tissue changes influenced by reverse headgear therapy with (RHg+RME) or without (RHg) rapid maxillary expansion with each other and with an untreated Class III control group (C). Study design: RHg group (10 girls, 6 boys, mean chronological age 11.1 years), ...
Weihing Jeffrey J University of Louisville, Department of Surgery, Division of Communicative Disorders, Louisville, - - 2014
Auditory-evoked potentials (EPs) provide a more objective assessment of central auditory nervous system (CANS) dysfunction when compared to behavioral measures because they do not require a behavioral response (Anderson and Kraus, 2010). In this regard, the middle latency response (MLR) has been considered an important component of CANS assessment (Jerger ...
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 ...
Silm Siiri S Department of Geography, University of Tartu, 46 Vanemuise St., Tartu 51014, Estonia. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study is to determine the temporal variation of ethnic segregation in the city of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. We employ data on mobile-phone use to compare variations in segregation indices during the day, the week, and the year. The results indicate that the locations of ...
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, ...
Nikolaidis Pantelis P Exercise Physiology Laboratory, Nikea, Attiki, - - 2014
(a) to profile physical characteristics and motor abilities of three age groups of soccer players - under 14 years, 14-17, and over 17, playing different positions - goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders, and forwards; and (b) to examine the inter-individual variability among the players in each age group in all physical and ...
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 ...
Imholz Benoît B Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Geneva & University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, - - 2014
To determine whether patient age is an independent predictor of indication for surgical treatment, realization of surgical procedure, and care management modality. We analyzed data of 308 patients with facial fractures. Patients were classified into four age groups: (1) 17 to 40 years old; (2) 41 to 64 years old; ...
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 ...
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