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Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471299/the-effect-of-allium-cepa-extract-on-lung-oxidant-antioxidant-and-immunological-biomarkers-in-ovalbumin-sensitized-rats
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Narges Marefati, Naeima Eftekhar, Mahsa Kaveh, Javad Boskabadi, Farimah Beheshti, Mohammad Hossein Boskabady
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of Allium cepa (A. cepa) on levels of oxidants, antioxidants and immunological markers in the broncho-alveolar lavage fluids in sensitized rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Oxidant-antioxidant markers and cytokines in BALF of control rats treated with saline (group C), ovalbumin-sensitized rats (group S), rats treated with 1.25 μg/ mL dexamethasone and three doses (35, 70 and 140 mg/kg/day) of A. cepa extract (S+AC) were investigated...
February 22, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455196/the-relationship-between-hypomagnesemia-and-pulmonary-function-tests-in-patients-with-chronic-asthma
#2
Hatice Kilic, Asiye Kanbay, Aysegul Karalezli, H Canan Hasanoglu, Elif Babaoglu, Ozcan Erel, Can Ates
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between serum values of magnesium and the parameters of pulmonary function tests (PFT) in patients with chronic asthma. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This study recruited 50 patients with chronic stable asthma and 40 healthy individuals as a control group. Data on age, sex, severity of asthma, PFT and details of drug therapy were obtained from each group. Serum magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, and sodium levels were also measured...
February 18, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428933/a-comparison-of-the-effects-of-grayanotoxin-containing-honey-mad-honey-normal-honey-and-propolis-on-fracture-healing
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Aynur Sahin, Suha Turkmen, Nizamettin Guzel, Ahmet Menteşe, Suleyman Turedi, Suleyman Caner Karahan, Esin Yulug, Selim Demir, Osman Aynaci, Orhan Deger, Abdulkadir Gunduz
OBJECTIVES: Delayed healing and non-union of fractures have a significant effect upon patient morbidity. Studies have therefore largely concentrated on accelerating fracture healing. This study was intended to compare the effect of "mad honey" and propolis on fracture healing using radiological and histopathological analysis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Femur fracture was surgically performed on 48 rats, followed by fixation. Animals were then divided into eight groups; two control groups (15- and 30-day) and six treatment groups (15- and 30-day normal honey, 15- and 30-day "mad honey" and 15- and 30-day propolis)...
February 11, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421801/the-contribution-of-whole-blood-viscosity-to-the-process-of-aortic-valve-sclerosis
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Alper Sercelik, Abbas Fikret Besnili
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate whether increased whole blood viscosity (WBV) could be an important factor for the occurrence of aortic valve sclerosis (AVS) Subjects and Methods: A total of 209 patients were enrolled into the study. WBV was calculated using the hematocrit and total plasma protein at a low shear rate (LSR) and high shear rate (HSR). AVS was defined as irregular valve thickening and calcification, without evidence of obstruction of outflow, as documented by a peak transvalvular velocity of < 2...
February 8, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414831/-real-life-efficacy-and-safety-aspects-of-four-year-omalizumab-treatment-for-asthma
#5
Mona Al-Ahmad, Nermina Arifhodzic, Jasmina Nurkic, Ahmed Maher, Tito Rodriguez-Bouza, Nasser Al-Ahmed, Ali Sadek, Edin Jusufovic
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of omalizumab in asthma in a real-life setting. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This was a 4-year observational study that included 65 patients treated with omalizumab during clinic visits; treatment response was rated as excellent, good and partial based on modified GETE (mGETE) scale. of emergency room visits (ERV), hospitalization, use of oral corticosteroids, inhaled corticosteroids/ long acting beta-agonist (ICS/LABA) dose, and short acting beta-agonist (SABA) rescue...
February 7, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402867/focal-encephalitis-meningitis-and-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-associated-with-influenza-a-infection
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Chih-Yu Liang, Chih-Hui Yang, Jiun-Nong Lin
OBJECTIVE: To present a case of influenza A infection complicated with focal encephalitis, meningitis, and acute respiratory distress syndrome. CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND INTERVENTION: A 35-year-old woman presented with fever, headache, cough, and body aches. Seizures, altered consciousness, and dyspnea occurred later. The nasopharyngeal swab revealed a positive reaction for influenza A antigen. The magnetic resonance imaging scans showed a T2 prolongation at left frontoparietal subcortical white matter, which was consistent with focal encephalitis...
February 5, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402833/usefulness-of-serum-omentin-1-levels-for-the-predictions-of-adverse-cardiac-events-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Suleyman Sezai Yıldız, Irfan Sahin, Gokhan Cetinkal, Gökhan Aksan, Suat Hayri Kucuk, Kudret Keskin, Sukru Cetin, Serhat Sigirci, İlhan İlker Avcı, Hakan Kilci, Kadriye Kiliçkesmez
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between serum omentin-1 levels and adverse cardiac events in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This prospective observational study included 87 patients with HCM and 50 age- and sex-matched control subjects. Serum omentin-1 and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels were measured in all the subjects using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and electrochemiluminescence methods, respectively...
February 5, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402822/metabolic-syndrome-is-associated-with-health-related-quality-of-life-in-suspected-patients-with-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis
#8
Ali Gholami, Farhad Zamani, Bayan Hosseini, Rahim Sharafkhani, Mansooreh Maadi, Zahra Moosavi Jahromi, Maryam Khazaee-Pool, Masoudreza Sohrabi
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to examine the effect of metabolic syndrome (MetS) on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with suspected nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Three hundred and thirty-two (332) patients (males: 236, females: 96) with suspected NASH from Amol cohort study were included in this study. The MetS was diagnosed based on Adult Treatment Panel III criteria (ATPIII) and HRQOL was measured with 12-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-12) questionnaire (with eight subscales and two summary components)...
February 5, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402875/effect-of-transversus-abdominis-plane-tap-block-on-postoperative-pain-after-colorectal-surgery-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#9
Lin Liu, Yan-Hu Xie, Wei Zhang, Xiao-Qing Chai
<br><br>Objectives: To assess the analgesic efficacy of transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block in patients undergoing colorectal surgery (CRS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The databases of PubMed, ISI Web of Science and Embase were searched, and randomized controlled studies (RCTs) that compared TAP block to control for relief of postoperative pain in patients who underwent CRS were included. Outcomes including postoperative pain at rest and at movement, morphine use, postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), and the length of hospital stay, were analyzed using STATA software...
February 1, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402820/primary-fused-teeth-and-findings-in-permanent-dentition
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Hatice Açıkel, Sevgin İbiş, Emine Şen Tunç
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the characteristics of primary fused teeth (PFT) and its effects on permanent dentition in a group of Turkish children. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Dental records of 13,450 paediatric patients who attended the Paediatric Dental Clinic in Northern Turkey between 2015 and 2017 were reviewed. Forty patients had been diagnosed with PFT and were included in this study. Clinical and radiographic examinations were conducted, and the distribution of PFT was calculated by type, sex, affected jaw, associated dental anomalies and clinical complications...
February 1, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402863/antibacterial-activity-cytotoxicity-and-mechanism-of-action-of-bacteriocin-from-bacillus-subtilis-gas101
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Garima Sharma, Shweta Dang, Sanjay Gupta, Reema Gabrani
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to purify and characterize the bacteriocin from soil isolate Bacillus subtilis GAS101 and to determine its antimicrobial as well as antibiofilm potential. Purified bacteriocin was further analyzed and evaluated for mammalian cell cytotoxicity and possible mode of action. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Bacteriocin from B. subtilis GAS101 (animal husbandry soil isolate) was partially purified and checked for antimicrobial and antibiofilm activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria...
January 31, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402841/the-role-of-signal-transducer-and-activator-of-transcription-5-and-transforming-growth-factor-beta-1-in-hepatic-fibrosis-induced-by-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-egyptian-patients
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Mona A Abu El Makarem, Ghada M El-Sagheer, Moustafa A Abu El-Ella
<br>To investigate the possible role of STAT5 in the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis in Egyptian patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) virus infection and its relation to hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). <br> Materials (Subjects) and Methods<br>Sixty-five patients (46/19 male/ female ratio) were divided into 4 groups based on the severity of fibrosis as detected by fibroscan, (15 F1, 21 F2, 13 F3, and 16 F4). Twenty, age- and gender-matched, healthy persons volunteered as a control. The serum levels of STAT5, TGF-β1, α-SMA, fasting blood sugar (FBS), fasting insulin and homeostasis model assessments of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) were determined and compared for all groups...
January 31, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402821/completeness-and-legibility-of-handwritten-prescriptions-at-sana-a-yemen
#13
Yaser Mohammed Al-Worafi, Rahul P Patel, Syed Tabish Razi Zaidi, Wafa Mohammed Alseragi, Masaad Saeed Almutairi, Ali Saleh Alkhoshaiban, Long Chiau Ming
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the completeness and legibility of prescriptions dispensed in community pharmacies located at Sana'a, Yemen. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted at 23 randomly selected community pharmacies throughout the capital city of Sana'a, Yemen from May 2015 to January 2016. A total of 2178 prescriptions were analyzed for the essential elements of a complete prescription using a validated checklist...
January 31, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402876/adverse-drug-reaction-reporting-in-primary-care-setting-in-kuwait-a-comparative-study-of-physicians-and-pharmacists
#14
Jacinthe Lemay, Fatemah M Alsaleh, Lulwa Al-Buresli, Mohammed Al-Mutairi, Eman A Abahussain, Tania Bayoud
OBJECTIVE: To investigate and compare the knowledge, attitude and practices regarding pharmacovigilance (PV) and reporting of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) among physicians and pharmacists in primary care settings. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A cross sectional study was conducted in which a validated self-administered questionnaire was distributed to 386 physicians and 197 pharmacists in 38 primary care clinics in Kuwait. Categorical variables were described using numbers and percentages...
January 29, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402838/antispasmodic-effect-of-black-currant-ribes-nigrum-l-juice-and-its-potential-use-as-functional-food-in-gastrointestinal-disorders
#15
Bojana Miladinovic, Suzana Brankovic, Milica Kostic, Milica Milutinovic, Nemanja Kitic, Katarina Šavikin, Dušanka Kitic
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relaxative effects of black currant juice on the gastrointestinal smooth muscle in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Berries of black currant cultivar Ometa were used for preparation of juice used in this study. Spasmolytic activity of black currant juice was tested on rat ileum isolated from male Wistar rats by monitoring its influence on spontaneous contractions, as well as contractions induced by potassium-chloride (KCl), barium-chloride (BaCl2), calcium-chloride (CaCl2) and acetylcholine (Ach)...
January 28, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402856/evaluation-of-dynamic-thiol-disulphide-homeostasis-in-children-and-adolescents-with-non-autoimmune-subclinical-hypothyroidism
#16
Seyit Ahmet Ucakturk, Murat Alışık, Çagatay Ugur, Selin Elmaogullari, Eda Mengen, Özcan Erel
<br>To evaluate the thiol/disulphide homeostasis in children with non-autoimmune subclinical hypothyroidism. <br> Materials (Subjects) and Methods<br>Thiol-disulphide homeostasis [native thiol-disulphide exchanges (native thiol (SH), disulphide (SS), and total thiol (SS+SH))] was evaluated in 60 children and adolescents who were negative for thyroid auto-antibodies (anti-thyroid peroxidase, anti-thyroglobulin) and had a TSH value higher than 5 mIU/L and in 40 sex- and age-matched healthy control subjects who were negative for thyroid auto-antibodies and had normal TSH levels...
January 25, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402848/do-statins-affect-thyroid-volume-and-nodule-size-in-patients-with-hyperlipidemia-in-a-mildly-to-moderately-iodine-deficient-region-a-prospective-study
#17
Canan Demir, Cuneyd Anil, Yusuf Bozkus, Umut Mousa, Altug Kut, Asli Nar, Neslihan B Tutuncu
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the anti-proliferative pleiotropic effects of statins on thyroid function, volume and nodularity. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: One hundred and six hyperlipidemic patients were included in this prospective study. Sixty nine patients in the statin groups received atorvastatin (16 patients received 10 mg, 18 received 20 mg) or rosuvastatin (20 patients received 10 mg, 15 received 20 mg); 37 patients in the control group assessed as not requiring drugs only made lifestyle changes...
January 23, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402789/hyoscine-n-butylbromide-for-preventing-propofol-injection-pain-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-and-double-blind-study
#18
Mehmet Sargın, Mehmet Selçuk Uluer, Eyüp Aydoğan
OBJECTIVE: In this study, the aim was to investigate the effect of hyoscine N-butylbromide (HnBB) pretreatment on pain during propofol injection. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In this prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled and double-blind trial, 60 patients scheduled to undergo routine outpatient surgery under general anesthesia were randomly allocated to 2 groups, the HnBB (n = 30) and sodium chloride (n = 30) groups. Twenty seconds after the injection of 20 mg HnBB or 0...
January 23, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402776/association-of-fto-rs9939609-with-obesity-in-the-kuwaiti-population-a-public-health-concern
#19
Ahmad Al-Serri, Suzanne A Al-Bustan, Maisa Kamkar, Daisy Thomas, Osama Al-Smaidi, Rabeah Al-Temaimi, Olusegun A Mojiminiyi, Nabila A Abdella
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of the common fat mass and obesity-associated (FTO) gene polymorphism rs9939609 on body mass index (BMI) in one of the most obese populations worldwide. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Genotypic data for FTO rs9939609 were available for 1,034 unrelated Kuwaiti adults obtained from Kuwait's Dasman Diabetes Institute and Kuwait University. The association between the FTO polymorphism with BMI as continuous and categorical (normal BMI [< 25] vs...
January 23, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339634/abstracts-of-theses-approved-for-msc-degrees-at-the-faculty-of-medicine-health-sciences-center-kuwait-university-kuwait-abstracts
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January 17, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
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