Parent-to-parent support for parents with children who are deaf or hard of hearing: a conceptual framework.
Parent-to-parent support for parents with children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) is identified as an important component of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs for children with hearing loss. The specific aim of this review was to identify the constructs and components...
The "Spot Sign" secondary to a ruptured lenticulostriate artery aneurysm.
We report a case of an 81-year-old man who presented with right basal ganglia hemorrhage and the "Spot Sign" on computed tomography angiography. Conventional angiography subsequently revealed a lenticulostriate artery aneurysm within the hematoma, which was treated with surgical clipping. This case...
Mycophenolate antagonizes IFN-γ-induced catagen-like changes via β-catenin activation in human dermal papilla cells and hair follicles.
We investigate the influence of mycophenolate (MPA), an immunosuppressant, on the proliferation of human dermal papilla cells (hDPCs) and on the growth of human hair follicles following catagen induction with interferon (IFN)-γ. IFN-γ was found to reduce β-catenin, an activator of hair follicle grow...
Association between alcohol and cardiovascular disease: Mendelian randomisation analysis based on individual participant data.
To use the rs1229984 variant in the alcohol dehydrogenase 1B gene (ADH1B) as an instrument to investigate the causal role of alcohol in cardiovascular disease. Mendelian randomisation meta-analysis of 56 epidemiological studies. 261 991 individuals of European descent, including 20 259 coronary hear...
Synthesis of heterobimetallic tungsten acetylacetonate/alkoxide complexes and their application as molecular precursors to metal tungstates
Polyhedron 59:85 (2013)The structures of M2W2(O)2(acac)2(OMe)10 [M=Co (1), Ni (2), Mg (3), Zn (4)] have been determined and 1, 3 have been shown to act as single-source precursors for MWO4 materials.
Antimicrobial surface grafted thermally responsive PNIPAM-co-ALA nano-gels.
Thermally responsive Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) co-allylamine (PNIPAM-co-ALA) nano-gels were synthesised and grafted onto non-woven polypropylene. Silver nitrate was incorporated into the nano-gels in their expanded state and their antimicrobial properties tested. Bacterial growth was measured befo...
Test implementation to evaluate technologies for safe lunar landing
IEEE Aerospace Conference. Proceedings :1 (2011)From June 20 through July 7 of 2009, the Autonomous Landing and Hazard Avoidance Technology (ALHAT) Exploration Technology Development Program carried out an aircraft field test over Moon like terrains to assess the use of sensors and algorithms being developed for autonomous, safe lunar landing. The...
Association of serum adipocytokines with hepatic steatosis and fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C.
We profiled several adipokines, cytokines, and related soluble molecules in 99 HCV patients and analyzed their potential associations with hepatic steatosis and fibrosis. Serum leptin and IL-1RA were significantly higher in HCV genotype 1 as compared to genotype 3. On the other hand, serum resistin,...
Evolution of germ cell development in tetrapods: comparison of urodeles and amniotes.
The embryonic development of germ cells in tetrapods is described, focusing on groups with the inductive mode of germ cell specification. In mammals PGCs are induced early in the gastrulation process, they are internalized with future extraembryonic mesoderm in the early posterior primitive streak,...
Complementary techniques for the characterization of thin film Ti/Nb multilayers.
An aberration corrector on the probe-forming lens of a scanning TEM (STEM) equipped with an electron energy-loss spectrometer (EELS) and X-ray energy-dispersive spectrometer (XEDS) has been employed to investigate the compositional variations as a function of length scale in nanoscale Ti/Nb metallic...