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1 Shunt insertion in the summer: is it safe?Object. The potential for increased complications related to the arrival of new residents in July each year has not previously been demonstrated in the neurosurgical literature. The authors investigated this phenomenon in children undergoing cerebrospinal fluid shunt surgery. Methods. Data were ob...Ventriculoperitoneal shunt; July effect; Complication; Shunt insertion2006
2 Expression levels influence ribosomal frameshifting at the tandem rare arginine codons AGG_AGG and AGA_AGA in Escherichia coliABSTRACT: The rare codons AGG and AGA comprise 2% and 4%, respectively, of the arginine codons of Escherichia coli K-12, and their cognate tRNAs are sparse. At tandem occurrences of either rare codon, the paucity of cognate aminoacyl tRNAs for the second codon of the pair facilitates peptidyl-tRNA...Gene expression; Frameshifting; E. coli; Arginine codons2005
3 Crystallization of the MS2 translational repressor alone and complexed to bromouridineThe coat protein from the MS2 bacteriophage plays a dual role by encapsidating viral RNA and also by binding RNA as a translational repressor. In order to study the isolated dimer in a conformation not influenced by capsid interactions, a mutant molecule was crystallized that is defective in capsid ...Crystallization; RNA Bacteriophage; RNA Hairpin; Translational Repressor1995
4 Visual Neuroprosthetics: Functional Vision for the BlindResent progress in materials and microfabrication technologies have allowed researchers to reconsider the prospect of providing a useful visual sense to the profoundly blind. This will be accomplished by electrically stimulating their visual systems via an array of implanted microelectrodes. T...Visual Neuroprosthetics; Vision; Blindness1995-01
5 Housekeeping gene xanthine oxidoreductase is necessary for milk fat droplet enveloping and secretion: gene sharing in the lactating mammary gland.Xanthine oxidoreductase (XOR) is the rate-limiting enzyme in purine catabolism occurring in most cell types. However, this housekeeping gene is expressed at very high levels in a number of mammalian tissues including the lactating mammary epithelium, suggesting additional roles for XOR in these tiss...Body Weight; Cell Differentiation; Cell Membrane; Epithelium2002-12-15
6 Characterization of lysozyme messenger and lysozyme synthesized in vitroIn vitro systems for protein systhesis have been in wide use for about 10 years. In most of the early work protein synthesis was measured by following the incorporation of radioactive amino acids into acid precipitable material. This test cannot distinguish between the synthesis of complete, activ...Lysozyme Messenger; Lysozyme Synthesized; Protein Synthesis1969
7 Cataract surgery complications in 1 year at an academic institutionPURPOSE: To delineate all complication rates of cataract surgery and define normative rates, trends, and outliers as part of continuous quality management. SETTING: John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. METHODS: All cataract surgeries done at...Intraoperative Complications/Epidemiology; Adverse Effects; Cataract Surgery1999-05
8 Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 12: pedicle screw fixation as an adjunct to posterolateral fusion for low-back painStandard. There is insufficient evidence to recommend a treatment standard. Guidelines. There is insufficient evidence to recommend a treatment guideline. Options. 1) Pedicle screw fixation is recommended as a treatment option for patients with low-back pain treated with PLF who are at high risk...Fusion procedures; Degenerative disease; Lumbar spine; Pedicle screw fixation; Posterolateral fusion; Low-back pain2005
9 Macular pigment Raman detector for clinical applicationsClinical studies of carotenoid macular pigments (MP) have been limited by the lack of noninvasive, objective instruments. We introduce a novel noninvasive optical instrument, an MP Raman detector, for assessment of the carotenoid status of the human retina in vivo. The instrument uses resonant excit...Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted; Equipment Failure Analysis; Sensitivity and Specificity2004
10 Lifestyle intervention for pre-diabetic neuropathy.OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate intraepidermal nerve fiber density (IENFD) as a sensitive measure of neuropathy change in patients with neuropathy associated with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) receiving lifestyle intervention based on that used in the Diabetes Prevention Prog...Aged; Biopsy; Blood Pressure; Body Mass Index; Cholesterol; Diabetic Diet2006-06-29
11 Characterization of the phosphotyrosyl protein phosphatase activity of calmodulin-dependent protein phosphatase.Calmodulin-dependent protein phosphatase from bovine brain and heart was assayed for phosphotyrosine and phosphoserine phosphatase activity using several substrates: 1) smooth muscle myosin light chain (LC20) phosphorylated on tyrosine or serine residues, 2) angiotensin I phosphorylated on tyrosine,...Metabolism; Phosphatase Activity1986-07-25
12 Evaluation of the necessity of postoperative imaging after craniosynostosis surgeryObject. Childhood radiation exposure increases the lifetime risk of cancer from an estimated 0.07 to 0.35%. Neurological evaluation of patients after cranial vault reconstruction for synostosis repair is often complicated by pain medication, sedation, intubation, swelling, and dressings; therefore c...Computed tomography; Cranial vault reconstruction; Pediatric neurosurgery; Radiation dose; Postoperative imaging2007
13 Performance characteristics of six IMMULITE 2000 TORCH assaysTORCH is an acronym for Toxoplasma gondii (Toxo), other microorganisms (like syphilis), rubella (RV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), and herpesviruses (HSV) that are associated with congenital abnormalities during maternal infection. Prenatal testing for antibodies against these agents is one tool for preve...TORCH; Toxoplasma gondii; syphilis virus; rubella; cytomegalovirus; herpesvirus; IMMULITE 2000; congenital abnormalities; laboratory testing2006-01-04
14 Paradoxical elevation of Ki-67 labeling with protein kinase inhibition in malignant gliomasThe monoclonal antibody Ki-67 recognizes a nuclear antigen expressed in the G1, S, G2, and M phase of the cell cycle and has been used extensively as an indicator of cellular proliferation in malignant gliomas, both in the laboratory and clinically. Recently, protein kinase C (PKC) inhibitors have b...Brain neoplasm; Chemotherapy; Glioma; Monoclonal antibody; Ki-67; Protein kinase C; Tamoxifen1995
15 Initiation of E. coli proteins.Recent experiments and theoretical arguments suggest that formylmethionyl sRNA is employed as an initiator of protein synthesis. Studies also indicated that other phage proteins synthesized in the in vitro system were initiated with formylmethionine. These observations provided a basis for believin...Alanine; Chromatography, Paper; Dipeptides1966-06
16 Role of light-emitting diodes for photodynamic therapy of brain tumorsThe development of more effective light sources for Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) of brain tumors would be of benefit for both research and clinical application. In this study, the use of light-emitting diode arrays for PDT of brain tumors with Photofrin® porfimer sodium was investigated. An inflatabl...Aluminum Gallium Arsenide; Photodynamic therapy; Brain tumors; Photofrin1996
17 Penn Central Transportation Company v. New York City: easy taking-clause cases make uncertain Law.In Penn Central Transportation Company v. New York City, the Supreme Court held that New York City's Landmarks Preservation Law as applied to Grand Central Terminal was not a "taking" of property for which compensation is constitutionally required. The decision has been hailed as a major victory for...Law; Compensation; Property Rights; Landmarks Preservation Law; Supreme Court Rulings2006-06-16
18 Cerebral vasculopathies masquerading as eclampsia.Obstetricians know that preeclampsia-eclampsia is a syndrome and is a final common pathway for multiple causes. It is also possible that other conditions, not always directly related to pregnancy, can mimic preeclampsia-eclampsia. One such entity is cerebral vasculopathy, an entity characterized b...Cerebrovascular Disorders; Eclampsia; Puerperal Disorders2006-02
19 Lack of benefit of endoscopic ventriculoperitoneal shunt insertion: a multicenter randomized trialObject. Endoscopically assisted ventricular catheter placement has been reported to reduce shunt failure in uncontrolled series. The authors investigated the efficacy of this procedure in a prospective multicenter randomized trial. Methods. Children younger than 18 years old who were scheduled for t...Ventriculoperitoneal shunt; Shunt insertion; Shunt failure2003
20 Role of photodynamic therapy in posterior fossa brain tumors: a preclinical study in a canine glioma modelPhotodynamic therapy was studied in dogs with and without posterior fossa glioblastomas. This mode of therapy consisted of intravenous administration of Photofrin-II at doses ranging from 0.75 to 4 mg/kg 24 hours prior to laser light irradiation in the posterior fossa. Tissue levels of Photofrin-l...Brain neoplasm; Posterior fossa; Photodynamic therapy; Glioblastomas; Dog; Photofrin-II; Canine glioma model1993
21 Differences between neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons in classifying cervical dislocation injuries and making assessment and treatment decisions: a multicenter reliability studyVariability exists in the management of cervical spinal injuries. The goal of this study was to assess the effect of training specialty (orthopedic surgery vs neurosurgery) on management of cervical dislocations.Cervical dislocation injuries; Classification; Orthopedic surgeons; Orthopaedic surgeons; Assessment decisions; Treatment decisions2008
22 Targeted mutations in hoxa-9 and hoxb-9 reveal synergistic interactions.Mice were generated with a targeted disruption of the homeobox-containing gene hoxb-9. Mice homozygous for this mutation show defects in the development of the first and second ribs. In most cases the first and second ribs are fused near the point at which the first and second pairs of ribs normally...Embryonic and Fetal Development; In Situ Hybridization; Mice, Knockout1997-01-15
23 New locus for autosomal dominant stargardt-like disease maps to chromosome 4Stargardt disease (STGD) is the most common hereditary macular dystrophy and is characterized by decreased central vision, atrophy of the macula and underlying retinal-pigment epithelium, and frequent presence of prominent flecks in the posterior pole of the retina. STGD is most commonly inherited a...Haplotypes; Genetic Markers1999
24 Real time PCR assay for the detection of CMV using eclipse hybridization probesWe developed a qualitative real time PCR assay to detect CMV in patient samples, using a novel hybridization probe termed the Eclipse probe (Epoch Biosciences). These are single probes with a fluorescent molecule attached to the 3' end and a dark quencher on the 5' end. Also conjugated to the 5' end...Tissues Analysis; Elegans2004-08-11
25 Analytical characteristics of ICAT-LC-MS/MS for quantitative proteomics studiesRecent studies have employed isotope-coded affinity tags (ICAT) in concert with tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) to assess differential expression of proteins on a proteomic scale and perform unbiased quantitative comparisons between samples from different physiological or disease states. We sought ...isotope-coded affinity tags; ICAT; mass spectrometry; MS/MS; proteomic scale; FL2005-06-03
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