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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822507/prevalence-and-incidence-of-hypertension-results-from-a-representative-cohort-of-over-16-000-adults-in-three-cities-of-south-asia
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Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Panniyammakal Jeemon, Shreeparna Ghosh, Roopa Shivashankar, Vamadevan S Ajay, Dimple Kondal, Ruby Gupta, Mohammed K Ali, Deepa Mohan, Viswanathan Mohan, Masood M Kadir, Nikhil Tandon, Kolli Srinath Reddy, K M Venkat Narayan
BACKGROUND: Despite high projected burden, hypertension incidence data are lacking in South Asian population. We measured hypertension prevalence and incidence in the Center for cArdio-metabolic Risk Reduction in South Asia (CARRS) adult cohort. METHODS: The CARRS Study recruited representative samples of Chennai, Delhi, and Karachi in 2010/11, and socio-demographic and risk factor data were obtained using a standard common protocol. Blood pressure (BP) was measured in the sitting position using electronic sphygmomanometer both at baseline and two year follow-up...
July 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818176/leiomyoma-of-bladder-in-a-male-patient-with-unusual-presentation
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Arzu Yousuf, Afifa Masood, Muhammad Waqas Iqbal, Nadeem Iqbal, Naima Tariq, Saeed Akhter, Asfandyar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816266/a-little-democracy-could-go-a-long-way
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Ehsan Masood
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 15, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812233/synthesis-and-photophysical-study-of-new-green-fluorescent-tpa-based-poly-azomethine-s
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Naila Khalid, Asma Iqbal, Humaira Masood Siddiqi, O Ok Park
A series of poly(azomethine)s (PAMs) were synthesized from N(1)-(4-aminophenyl)-N(1)-(4-phenoxyphenyl)benzene-1,4-diamine (DA) and various dialdehydes to investigate the influence of structure of polymer chain and triphenylamine-based phenoxy pendant group on the optoelectronic properties. The structural characterization of the resulting poly(azomethine)s was carried out by solubility test, gel permeation chromatography, viscosity measurement, fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectral and CHN elemental analysis...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812008/evaluation-of-adrenal-function-in-nonhospitalized-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Maryam Moini, Mitra Yazdani Sarvestani, Mesbah Shams, Masood Nomovi
BACKGROUND: Patients with cirrhosis and advancing hepatic insufficiency may show various degrees of other organ malfunction, including brain, kidney, and lung. Several studies have also shown a high prevalence of adrenal insufficiency in cirrhotic patients that may cause hemodynamic instability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study we prospectively evaluated adrenal function in a population of nonhospitalized cirrhotic patients. Categorization of liver disease severity was done according to model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811805/diagnosis-and-phenotypic-assessment-of-pakistani-haemophilia-b-carriers
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Muhammad Tariq Masood Khan, Arshi Naz, Jawad Ahmed, Tahir Sultan Shamsi, Abid Sohail Taj
OBJECTIVES: 1: To assess the diagnostic utility of three polymorphisms (DdeI, XmnI and TaqI) and direct sequencing in haemophilia B (HB) carrier detection in Pakistani families. 2: To compare phenotypes of HB carriers with those of healthy females. METHODS: The study was conducted from March 2014 till February 2016 at Khyber Medical University Peshawar and National Institute of Blood Diseases, Karachi. Individuals from HB families of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with known F9 mutation in the proband were enrolled into the study...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811790/cardiorespiratory-fitness-and-its-association-with-adiposity-indices-in-young-adults
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Mozaffer Rahim Hingorjo, Sitwat Zehra, Zainab Hasan, Masood Anwar Qureshi
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and adiposity in young adults. METHODS: Data was collected from 133 students of a medical college of Pakistan. The study was conducted on young adults, aged 17-24 years, recruited from Jinnah Medical & Dental College, Karachi, between Aug-Dec, 2015. Queen's College Step Test was conducted to measure CRF and maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) evaluated. Anthropometric measurements (body mass index, body fat, visceral fat, waist circumference) were taken to assess adiposity...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776759/melatonin-ameliorates-hypoglycemic-stress-induced-brain-endothelial-tight-junction-injury-by-inhibiting-protein-nitration-of-tp53-induced-glycolysis-and-apoptosis-regulator-tigar
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Cheng-Kun Wang, Muhammad Masood Ahmed, Quan Jiang, Nan-Nan Lu, Chao Tan, Yin-Ping Gao, Qaisar Mahmood, Dan-Yang Chen, Kohji Fukunaga, Mei Li, Zhong Chen, Christopher S Wilcox, Ying-Mei Lu, Zheng-Hong Qin, Feng Han
Severe hypoglycemia has a detrimental impact on the cerebrovasculature, but the molecular events that lead to the disruption of the integrity of the tight junctions remains unclear. Here, we report that the microvessel integrity was dramatically compromised (59.41% of wild type mice) in TP53-induced glycolysis and apoptosis regulator (TIGAR) transgenic mice stressed by hypoglycemia. Melatonin, a potent antioxidant, protects against hypoglycemic stress-induced brain endothelial tight junction injury in the dosage of 400 nM in vitro...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774019/analytical-modelling-and-optimization-of-the-temperature-dependent-dynamic-mechanical-properties-of-fused-deposition-fabricated-parts-made-of-pc-abs
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Omar Ahmed Mohamed, Syed Hasan Masood, Jahar Lal Bhowmik
Fused deposition modeling (FDM) additive manufacturing has been intensively used for many industrial applications due to its attractive advantages over traditional manufacturing processes. The process parameters used in FDM have significant influence on the part quality and its properties. This process produces the plastic part through complex mechanisms and it involves complex relationships between the manufacturing conditions and the quality of the processed part. In the present study, the influence of multi-level manufacturing parameters on the temperature-dependent dynamic mechanical properties of FDM processed parts was investigated using IV-optimality response surface methodology (RSM) and multilayer feed-forward neural networks (MFNNs)...
November 4, 2016: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770871/yield-of-48-hour-holter-monitoring-in-children-with-unexplained-palpitations-and-significance-of-associated-symptoms
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Rabbia Aman, Ahmad Usaid Qureshi, Masood Sadiq
OBJECTIVE: To determine the yield of 48-hour Holter monitoring in children with unexplained palpitations and the significance of associated symptoms. METHODS: This descriptive study was conducted at the Children's Hospital and Institute of Child Health, Lahore, Pakistan, from January 1 to December 31, 2015. All children above 5 years of age with history of intermittent palpitations and normal basic cardiovascular workup were enrolled. A 48-hour Holter study was performed using Motara Holter Monitoring System...
July 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766148/biology-and-management-of-avena-fatua-and-avena-ludoviciana-two-noxious-weed-species-of-agro-ecosystems
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Ali Ahsan Bajwa, Muhammad Javaid Akhter, Nadeem Iqbal, Arslan Masood Peerzada, Zarka Hanif, Sudheesh Manalil, Saima Hashim, Hafiz Haider Ali, Lynda Kebaso, David Frimpong, Halima Namubiru, Bhagirath Singh Chauhan
Avena fatua and Avena ludoviciana are closely related grass weed species infesting a large number of crops around the world. These species are widely distributed in diverse agro-ecosystems from temperate to sub-tropical regions due to their unique seed traits, successful germination ecology, high competitive ability, and allelopathic potential. A. fatua is more widespread, adaptable, and problematic than A. ludoviciana. Both these species infest major winter and spring crops, including wheat, oat, barley, canola, maize, alfalfa, and sunflower, causing up to 70% yield losses depending on crop species and weed density...
August 2, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765260/tracing-cellular-origin-of-human-exosomes-using-multiplex-proximity-extension-assays
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Pia Larssen, Lotta Wik, Paulo Czarnewski, Maria Eldh, Liza Löf, K Göran Ronquist, Louise Dubois, Eva Freyhult, Caroline J Gallant, Johan Oelrich, Anders Larsson, Gunnar Ronquist, Eduardo J Villablanca, Ulf Landegren, Susanne Gabrielsson, Masood Kamali-Moghaddam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760480/seroprevalence-and-risk-factors-of-glanders-in-working-equines-findings-of-a-cross-sectional-study-in-punjab-province-of-pakistan
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Muhammad Taslim Ghori, Muhammad Sarwar Khan, Jawaria Ali Khan, Masood Rabbani, Muhammad Zubair Shabbir, Haroon Rashid Chaudhry, Muhammad Asad Ali, Javed Muhammad, Mandy Carolina Elschner, Bhushan M Jayarao
Glanders is an infectious and contagious bacterial disease of equines. A little is known about its seroprevalence and risk factors in working equines in countries where the disease is endemic. Also, there are no reports on prevalence of the disease in areas where there is a prior evidence of Burkholderia (B.) mallei detection in soil. A cross-sectional study was conducted in selected districts (n=09) of Punjab province of Pakistan during 2014-2015. A total of 1008 serum samples were screened for detection of antibodies to B...
July 29, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755883/metformin-insights-into-its-anticancer-potential-with-special-reference-to-ampk-dependent-and-independent-pathways
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Shoeb Ikhlas, Masood Ahmad
Metformin has been known for its antidiabetic effects for decades and is used as a first line therapy in type 2 diabetes. But recently its anticancer potential has also been discovered. Metformin targets many pathways that play an important role in cancer cell proliferation and angiogenesis, mTORC1 signaling is a crucial pathway among them. Metformin inhibits mTORC1 via AMPK dependent and AMPK independent pathways, thereby inhibiting cancer cell growth and development. Encouraged by positive results of numerous preclinical studies on various types of cancer, many clinical trials are underway to study metformin's effect in chemoprevention and treatment of cancers in humans...
July 26, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754393/totally-leadless-dual-device-implantation-for-combined-spontaneous-ventricular-tachycardia-defibrillation-and-pacemaker-function-a-first-report
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Fozia Zahir Ahmed, Colin Cunnington, Manish Motwani, Amir Masood Zaidi
Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillators (S-ICDs) provide effective defibrillation, while also reducing the risk of long-term lead problems. However, S-ICDs do not offer bradycardia or antitachycardia pacing and therefore use has been limited. Combined implantation of an S-ICD with a leadless pacemaker (LP) has been proposed to overcome this limitation. Although a handful of combined S-ICD/LP implantations have been reported for Nanostim (St Jude Medical, St Paul, MN) as well as Micra LP (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN) systems, none have documented delivery of appropriate shock therapies for spontaneous ventricular tachycardia...
August 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752769/mutation-spectrum-and-genotype-phenotype-analyses-in-a-pakistani-cohort-with-hemophilia-b
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Muhammad Tariq Masood Khan, Arshi Naz, Jawad Ahmed, Tahir Shamsi, Shariq Ahmed, Nisar Ahmed, Ayisha Imran, Nazish Farooq, Muhammad Tariq Hamayun Khan, Abid Sohail Taj
This study aimed to (1) identify F9 genetic alterations in patients with hemophilia B (HB) of Pakistani origin and (2) determine the genotype-phenotype relationships in these patients. Diagnosed cases of HB were identified through registries at designated tertiary health-care centers across the country. Consenting patients were enrolled into the study. The factor IX (FIX) coagulation activity (FIX:C) and key clinical features were recorded. Direct sequencing of F9 was carried out in all patients. All the variants identified were analyzed for functional consequences employing in silico analysis tools...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740287/evaluating-the-antimicrobial-potential-of-green-cardamom-essential-oil-focusing-on-quorum-sensing-inhibition-of-chromobacterium-violaceum
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Abdullah, Ali Asghar, Masood Sadiq Butt, Muhammad Shahid, Qingrong Huang
Spices are well known for their taste and flavor imparting properties. Green cardamom (Elletaria cardamomum), a herb spice belongs to family Zingiberaceae. In current study, GC-MS analysis of green cardamom essential oil (CEO) resulted in identification of twenty-six compounds with α-terpinyl acetate (38.4%), 1,8-cineole (28.71%), linalool acetate (8.42%), sabinene (5.21%), and linalool (3.97%) as major bioactive components. Present study also described the antimicrobial properties like zone of inhibition, minimum inhibitory concentration against microbial strains with special emphasis on quorum sensing inhibition...
July 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732283/deciphering-the-mechanism-of-interaction-of-edifenphos-with-calf-thymus-dna
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Ajaz Ahmad, Masood Ahmad
Edifenphos is an important organophosphate pesticide with many antifungal and anti-insecticidal properties but it may cause potential hazards to human health. In this work, we have tried to explore the binding mode of action and mechanism of edifenphos to calf thymus DNA (CT-DNA). Several experiments such as ultraviolet-visible absorption spectra and emission spectroscopy showed complex formation between edifenphos and CT-DNA and low binding constant values supporting groove binding mode. These results were further confirmed by circular dichroism (CD), CT-DNA melting studies, viscosity measurements, density functional theory and molecular docking...
July 13, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731312/gentiana-kurroo-royle-attenuates-the-metabolic-aberrations-in-diabetic-rats-swertiamarin-swertisin-and-lupeol-being-the-possible-bioactive-principles
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Khalid Ghazanfar, Khan Mubashir, Showkat A Dar, Tazeen Nazir, Iqra Hameed, Bashir A Ganai, Seema Akbar, Akbar Masood
Background Gentiana kuroo Royle is a medicinally important plant of north-western Himalayas used for various ailments. In the present study, the plant extracts were investigated for the antidiabetic effects in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Methods The impact of the extracts on serum glucose levels of diabetic rats was compared with reference drug - glibenclamide-treated diabetic rats. Streptozotocin injection was used to induce diabetes in fasted rats. Various biochemical, physiological and histopathological parameters in diabetic rats were observed for assessing the antidiabetic activity...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721283/stereological-comparison-of-intraprostatic-injection-of-alcohol-and-bleomycin-with-finasteride-gavages-in-rats
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Ali Eslahi, Ali Noorafshan, Ali-Reza Safarpour, Masood Sepehrimanesh, Ali Ariafara, Elham Nadimi
INTRODUCTION: Resection of the prostate is one of the standard surgical treatments for symptomatic Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). To evaluate minimally invasive treatments, intraprostatic injections of ethanol and bleomycin were compared with oral finasteride administration in rats with BPH. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The rats were divided into six groups. The control rats received no BPH/no treatment. BPH was induced using injections of testosterone (2 mg/day/rat for 4 weeks) in groups II-VI...
June 30, 2017: Central European Journal of Urology
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