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Follow-up of a web-based tailored intervention promoting the Mediterranean diet in Scotland
Objective: To assess the impact of a 3-month follow-up of a 6-month quasi-experimental study conducted to evaluate a web-based, tailored-feedback intervention promoting four key components of the Mediterranean diet. Methods: ...
Position sense and reaction angle after eccentric exercise: The repeated bout effect
The purpose of the present investigation was to examine the effects of a repeated eccentric exercise on position sense and muscle reaction angle. Fourteen healthy women underwent an isokinetic exercise session on their ...
Biophysical characterization of V3-lipopeptide liposomes influencing HIV-1 infectivity
The V3-loop of the HIV-1 gp120 alters host cell immune function and modulates infectivity. We investigated biophysical parameters of liposome constructs with embedded lipopeptides from the principle neutralizing domain of ...
Evidence for the molecular heterogeneity of sickle cell anemia chromosomes bearing the βS/benin haplotype
There are at least four distinct African and one Asian chromosomal backgrounds (haplotypes) on which the sickle cell mutation has arisen. Additionally, previous data suggest that the βS/Bantu haplotype is heterogeneous at ...
Thymidine phosphorylase expression in normal and hyperplastic endometrium
Aims - To investigate the expression of thymidine phosphorylase (TP), a known angiogenic factor for endothelial cells, in normally cycling endometrium and various forms of endometrial hyperplasia. Methods - TP expression ...
Developing pilot befriending schemes for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders in a region of Greece: Lessons from practice
Befriending represents an expanding resource for the social support of vulnerable people in the community. This article discusses the development of two pilot befriending schemes for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders ...
Reply to Giuseppe Brisinda, Serafino Vanella and Giorgio Maria's Letter to the Editor re: Athanassios Oeconomou, Helmut Madersbacher, Gustav Kiss, Thomas J. Berger, Michael Melekos and Peter Rehder. Is Botulinum Neurotoxin Type A (BoNT-A) a Novel Therapy for Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Due to Benign Prostatic Enlargement? A Review of the Literature. Eur Urol 2008;54:765-77
The role of hemodynamic measurements in the management of venous and ischemic ulcers
There is a need for quantitative investigations in the vascular laboratory to manage lower extremity ulcers. The majority of leg ulcers are of venous (45%-60%) or arterial origin (10%-20%). Despite the increasing complexity ...
Preferences of students with general learning difficulties for different service delivery modes
This study was designed to elicit the views and preferences of primary education students' with general learning difficulties concerning different service delivery modes. The main areas to be investigated were: (a) their ...
Differential expression of leptin and leptin's receptor isoform (Ob-Rb) mRNA between advanced and minimally affected osteoarthritic cartilage; effect on cartilage metabolism
Objective: To investigate leptin's effect on cartilage metabolism and the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis (OA). Methods: Messenger RNA (mRNA) expression and protein levels of leptin and leptin's receptor isoforms were ...