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Hand hygiene noncompliance and the cost of hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection.
(Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 2010-04)
BACKGROUND: Hand hygiene noncompliance is a major cause of nosocomial infection. Nosocomial infection cost data exist, but the effect of hand hygiene noncompliance is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To estimate methicillin-resistant ...
5-α reductase inhibitors and prostate cancer prevention: where do we turn now?
(BMC Med, 2011-09-15)
With the lifetime risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer so great, an effective chemopreventive agent could have a profound impact on the lives of men. Despite decades of searching for such an agent, physicians still ...
A genome-wide association study identifies susceptibility variants for type 2 diabetes in Han Chinese.
(PLoS Genet, 2010-02-19)
To investigate the underlying mechanisms of T2D pathogenesis, we looked for diabetes susceptibility genes that increase the risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in a Han Chinese population. A two-stage genome-wide association (GWA) ...
A novel mutation of the ACADM gene (c.145C>G) associated with the common c.985A>G mutation on the other ACADM allele causes mild MCAD deficiency: a case report.
(Orphanet J Rare Dis, 2010-10-05)
A female patient, with normal familial history, developed at the age of 30 months an episode of diarrhoea, vomiting and lethargy which resolved spontaneously. At the age of 3 years, the patient re-iterated vomiting, was ...
Kinesins at a glance.
(J Cell Sci, 2010-10-15)
Role of mast cells in inflammatory bowel disease and inflammation-associated colorectal neoplasia in IL-10-deficient mice.
(PLoS One, 2010-08-17)
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is hypothesized to result from stimulation of immune responses against resident intestinal bacteria within a genetically susceptible host. Mast cells may play a critical role ...
Myosin VIIA, important for human auditory function, is necessary for Drosophila auditory organ development.
(PLoS One, 2008-05-07)
BACKGROUND: Myosin VIIA (MyoVIIA) is an unconventional myosin necessary for vertebrate audition -. Human auditory transduction occurs in sensory hair cells with a staircase-like arrangement of apical protrusions called ...
Small-bodied humans from Palau, Micronesia.
(PLoS One, 2008-03-12)
UNLABELLED: Newly discovered fossil assemblages of small bodied Homo sapiens from Palau, Micronesia possess characters thought to be taxonomically primitive for the genus Homo. BACKGROUND: Recent surface collection and test ...
Caring for Alaska Native prostate cancer survivors in primary care: a survey of Alaska Tribal Health System providers.
(Int J Circumpolar Health, 2014)
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the constraints of optimizing health care for prostate cancer survivors in Alaska primary care. OBJECTIVE: To describe the experiences and attitudes of primary care providers within the ...
The impact of structured support groups for pregnant South African women recently diagnosed HIV positive.
(Women Health, 2011-08-31)
The authors of this study evaluated a structured 10-session psychosocial support group intervention for newly HIV-diagnosed pregnant South African women. Participants were expected to display increases in HIV disclosure, ...