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Mengye Lyu, Markus Barth, Victor B Xie, Yilong Liu, Xin Ma, Yanqiu Feng, Ed X Wu
PURPOSE: To improve simultaneous multislice (SMS) EPI by robust Nyquist ghost correction in both coil sensitivity calibration and SMS reconstruction. METHODS: To derive coil sensitivity and slice-dependent phase difference map between positive- and negative-echo images, single-band EPI reference data are fully sampled with EPI parameters matched to SMS acquisition. First, the reference data are organized into positive- and negative-echo virtual channels where missing data are estimated using low-rank-based simultaneous autocalibrating and k-space estimation (SAKE) at small matrix size...
February 9, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Michael Butler, Patrick Froese, Peter Zed, George Kovacs, Robert MacKinley, Kirk Magee, Mary-Lynn Watson, Samuel G Campbell
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia treated in the emergency department (ED), with primary electrical cardioversion (PEC) the preferred method of rhythm control. Anecdotally, patients undergoing ED procedural sedation (EDPS) for PEC differ from those requiring EDPS for other procedures: they are at higher risk of adverse events, and require fewer drugs and lower doses. We attempt to verify this using an EDPS registry at a Canadian, tertiary care teaching hospital...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
Victor B Xie, Mengye Lyu, Yilong Liu, Yanqiu Feng, Ed X Wu
PURPOSE: The existing approach of Nyquist ghost correction by parallel imaging in echo planar imaging (EPI) can suffer from image noise amplification. We propose a method that estimates a phase error map from multi-channel data itself and incorporates it into the sensitivity encoding (SENSE) reconstruction for Nyquist ghost correction without compromising the image SNR. METHODS: This method first reconstructs two ghost-free images from positive and negative echoes using SENSE, respectively, from which the phase error map is computed...
February 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Hye Young Jang, Young Ho Kwak, Ju Ok Park, Do Kyun Kim, Jin Hee Lee
PURPOSE: This study attempted to examine parental satisfaction with pediatric emergency care (PEC) in Korea and investigate the features influencing overall satisfaction. METHODS: A nationwide, cross-sectional survey was conducted among parents who had taken their children to an Emergency Department (ED) in the three years prior to the study. A 21-item, structured questionnaire was administered to the parents through a web-based system. Participants' satisfaction levels and the strength of the association between PEC components and overall satisfaction were rated using a 7-point Likert scale...
December 2015: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
Norbert Kovács, Zsuzsanna Aschermann, Péter Ács, Edit Bosnyák, Gabriella Deli, József Janszky, Sámuel Komoly
BACKGROUND: The levodopa/carbidopa intestinal gel (LCIG) therapy can improve the severe fluctuations associated with advanced Parkinson's disease (PD). Our aim was to assess the improvement in the health related quality of life of PD patients treated with LCIG at University of Pécs. METHODS: Eight PD patients were evaluated (age: 68.1 ± 4.4 years, disease duration: 14.5 ± 6.2 years, duration of fluctuations: 8.9 ± 3.1 years). Before the initiation of LCIG treatment and 6 and 12 months later, the health-relat- ed quality of life (PDQ-39 and EQ-5D-5L), severity of PD- related symptoms (MDS-UPDRS, Hoehn-Yahr Scale, Clinical Global Improvement--Severity) and major non-motor symptoms (PD Sleep Scale 2nd version: PDSS-2, Epworth Scale and Beck Depression Inventory: BDI) were assessed...
July 30, 2014: Ideggyógyászati Szemle
Sung Kyu Choi, Wonyong Choi, Hyunwoong Park
A naturally abundant nickel-borate (Ni-Bi) complex is demonstrated to successfully catalyze the photoelectrochemical (PEC) water oxidation of BiVO4 electrodes at 1.23 VRHE with nearly 100% faradaic efficiency for oxygen evolution. Ni-Bi is electrodeposited (ED) and photodeposited (PD) for varying times on BiVO4 electrodes in the 0.1 M borate electrolyte with 1 mM Ni(2+) at pH 9.2. Surprisingly, optimally deposited Ni-Bi films (ED-10 s and PD-30 min) display the same layer thickness of ca. 40 nm. Both Ni-Bi films enhance the photocurrent generation of BiVO4 at 1...
May 7, 2013: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
Miklós Damásdi, Katalin Vágási, Gergå A Molnár, László Farkas, István Wittmann
OBJECTIVE: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a major complication in diabetes mellitus. A novel method, high-tone external muscle stimulation (HTEMS), has been proven to be useful in the therapy of diabetic and uremic peripheral polyneuropathy. The aim of this study was to test the potential effect of HTEMS on ED in diabetic patients. DESIGN: An open-label, self-controlled interventional prospective study was conducted at the 2nd Department of Internal Medicine and N...
January 2013: Clinical Nephrology
Tae Hwa Jeon, Wonyong Choi, Hyunwong Park
BiVO(4) semiconductor electrodes were coupled with cobalt-phosphate complexes (CoPi) to enhance the photoelectrochemical (PEC) performance for water oxidation reaction. CoPi was deposited on a 550 nm-thick BiVO(4) film via electrodeposition (ED) and photodeposition (PD) methods for comparison of their effects. The CoPi on BiVO(4) exhibited Co : P atomic ratios of approximately 1 : 7 for the electrodeposited sample and approximately 1 : 18 for the photodeposited sample, and Co(2+) and Co(3+) co-existed in both samples...
December 28, 2011: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
C Desmoulins, A-P Michard-Lenoir, J Naud, I Claudet, V Nouyrigat, G Chéron
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The clinical manifestations and outcome of infants and children with confirmed 2009 H1N1 influenza in emergency departments is described. METHODS: We conducted a prospective multicenter case series involving children with symptoms of influenza-like illness in whom 2009 H1N1 influenza was diagnosed on reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction assay on a nasopharyngeal swab or nasal aspirates and who were admitted to the ED of four university pediatric hospitals...
May 2011: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
Haroldo A Toque, Fábio H da Silva, Marina C Calixto, Letícia Lintomen, André A Schenka, Mario J Saad, Angelina Zanesco, Edson Antunes
OBJECTIVE: • Obesity induced by high-fat diet (HFD) is one of the most important risk factor for the development of erectile dysfunction (ED) in man. This study aimed to characterize the ED resulting from obesity associated with HFD in mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: • C57BL/6 mice fed for 10 weeks with either HFD to induce obesity or a standard-chow diet (SD) were used. Corpus cavernosum was surgically dissected free, and strips were mounted in 10-mL organ baths containing Krebs solution...
May 2011: BJU International
Anette Küster, Alfredo C Alder, Beate I Escher, Karen Duis, Kathrin Fenner, Jeanne Garric, Thomas H Hutchinson, David R Lapen, Alexandre Péry, Jörg Römbke, Jason Snape, Thomas Ternes, Ed Topp, Anne Wehrhan, Thomas Knacker
β-Adrenergic receptor blockers (β-blockers) are applied to treat high blood pressure, ischemic heart disease, and heart rhythm disturbances. Due to their widespread use and limited human metabolism, β-blockers are widely detected in sewage effluents and surface waters. β-Adrenergic receptors have been characterized in fish and other aquatic animals, so it can be expected that physiological processes regulated by these receptors in wild animals may be affected by the presence of β-blockers. Because ecotoxicological data on β-blockers are scarce, it was decided to choose the β-blocker atenolol as a case study pharmaceutical within the project ERAPharm...
July 2010: Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management
J-C Martel, M-B Assié, L Bardin, R Depoortère, D Cussac, A Newman-Tancredi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Xaliproden (SR57746A) is a 5-HT(1A) receptor agonist and neurotrophic agent that reduces oxaliplatin-mediated neuropathy in clinical trials. The present study investigated its profile on in vitro transduction, neurochemical responses and acute nociceptive pain tests in rats. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Xaliproden was tested on models associated with 5-HT(1A) receptor activation including G-protein activation, extracellular dopamine and 5-HT levels measured by microdialysis and formalin-induced pain...
September 2009: British Journal of Pharmacology
Adriano Massimiliano Priola, Sandro Massimo Priola, Aldo Cataldi, Valerio Marci, Cesare Fava
Perivascular epithelioid cell (PEC) tumors (or PEComas) are myomelanocytic lesions defined by coexpression of melanocytic and muscle markers, suggesting dual differentiation. They are rare mesenchymal tumors and include subtypes with distinct clinical features: angiomyolipoma, lymphangioleiomyomatosis, and clear cell "sugar" tumors of the lung, pancreas and uterus. Consequent upon the World Health Organization's recognition of PEC-derived tumors as a distinct entity, an increasing number of reports has documented PEComas arising at various anatomical locations...
January 2009: Tumori
Cleber E Teixeira, Fernanda B M Priviero, R Clinton Webb
We aimed to characterize the relaxation induced by the soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC) stimulator 5-cyclopropyl-2-[1-(2-fluorobenzyl)-1H-pyrazolo[3,4-b]pyridine-3-yl]pyrimidin-4-ylamine (BAY 41-2272) and its pharmacological interactions with nitric oxide (NO) in the corpus cavernosum (CC) from wild-type (WT), endothelial nitric-oxide synthase (eNOS)(-/-), and neuronal (n)NOS(-/-) mice. The effect of BAY 41-2272 on superoxide formation and NADPH oxidase expression was also investigated. Tissues were mounted in myographs for isometric force recording...
September 2007: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Cheryl Tatano Beck, Pec Indman
OBJECTIVE: To provide a profile of women suffering from major postpartum depression as assessed by the Postpartum Depression Screening Scale (PDSS). DESIGN: A secondary analysis conducted on a portion of the data collected from an earlier psychometric testing of the PDSS. SETTING: Private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area of a marriage and family therapist specializing in perinatal mood disorders. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred thirty-three women who were diagnosed with major postpartum depression...
September 2005: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
Rômulo G Gonçalves, Marco A Biato, Ricardo D G Colosimo, Cesônia A Martinusso, Inah D Pecly, Eliene K Farias, Lúcio R Cardoso, Christina M Takiya, José F R Ornellas, Maurilo Leite
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) in rats has been used as a model of renal interstitial fibrosis, in which therapeutic trials can be of important clinical relevance. In this study, we investigated the effects of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor lisinopril (L), and the combination of both drugs, given daily for 14 days to UUO rats, on the renal fibrogenic process triggered by UUO. METHODS: Rats underwent surgical UUO, followed by treatment with daily doses of either MMF, lisinopril, or both, and were then sacrificed after 14 days...
September 2004: American Journal of Nephrology
Yoshihide Fujigaki, Di Fei Sun, Taiki Fujimoto, Takayuki Suzuki, Tetsuo Goto, Katsuhiko Yonemura, Tetsuo Morioka, Eishin Yaoita, Akira Hishida
BACKGROUND: We investigated the mechanisms and kinetics of Bowman's epithelial-myofibroblast transdifferentiation in the formation of glomerular crescents. METHODS: Crescentic glomerulonephritis was induced by i.v. injection of rabbit anti-rat glomerular basement membrane antiserum in WKY rats. RESULTS: Cellular crescents (83.5% of glomeruli) were first observed at day 7 after disease induction. Immunostaining of alpha-smooth muscle actin (alpha-SMA), as a marker for the myofibroblast phenotype, was found in some periglomerular regions as early as day 3, when it was also seen in parietal epithelial cells (PEC) of Bowman's capsule at day 5 and in crescent formation at day 7...
September 2002: Nephron
J S He, K Hayashi, S Horikoshi, K Funabiki, I Shirato, Y Tomino
BACKGROUND: Type I collagen is an interstitial collagen, which is not present in normal glomeruli. As type I collagen was observed in advanced glomerular lesions, it appears to be associated with deterioration of renal function. However, the origins of cells expressing type I collagen mRNA in glomeruli of diseased kidneys remains controversial. METHODS: We examined the expression of type I collagen in glomeruli at protein and mRNA levels in rat crescentic glomerulonephritis induced by anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) antibody...
April 2001: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Y Takeda, I Shirato, K Hayashi, J S He, Y Tomino
Protein gene product 9.5(PGP 9.5) is expressed specifically in neuroendocrine cells and considered to be one of the neuroendocrine markers. Recently, we reported that PGP 9.5 is localized in the parietal epithelial cells(PECs) of Bowman's capsules as well as in neural tissues. In the present study, immunohistochemical analysis of PGP 9.5 as a specific marker of the PECs of Bowman's capsules, synaptopodin as a podocyte-specific marker, and ED-1 as a specific marker of monocytes/macrophages was performed in the cellular crescents in anti-GBM antibody induced glomerulonephritis of WKY rats using serial renal sections...
2001: Nihon Jinzo Gakkai Shi
J J Hagan, G W Price, P Jeffrey, N J Deeks, T Stean, D Piper, M I Smith, N Upton, A D Medhurst, D N Middlemiss, G J Riley, P J Lovell, S M Bromidge, D R Thomas
The novel 5-HT(7) receptor antagonist, SB-269970-A, potently displaced [(3)H]-5-CT from human 5-HT(7(a)) (pK(i) 8.9+/-0.1) and 5-HT(7) receptors in guinea-pig cortex (pK(i) 8.3+/-0.2). 5-CT stimulated adenylyl cyclase activity in 5-HT(7(a))/HEK293 membranes (pEC(50) 7.5+/-0.1) and SB-269970-A (0.03 - 1 microM) inhibited the 5-CT concentration-response with no significant alteration in the maximal response. The pA(2) (8.5+/-0.2) for SB-269970-A agreed well with the pK(i) determined from [(3)H]-5-CT binding studies...
June 2000: British Journal of Pharmacology
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