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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078123/diminished-expression-of-mgmt-rassf1a-genes-in-gastric-cancer-in-ethnic-population-of-kashmir
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Arif Akbar Bhat, Hilal Ahmad Wani, Ajaz Ahmad Waza, Rawoof Ahmad Malik, Akbar Masood, Showkat Jeelani, Showkat Kadla, Sabhiya Majid
BACKGROUND: Cancer initiation and progression are accompanied by profound changes in DNA. DNA methylation that was the first epigenetic alterations identified in cancer. DNA hypermethylation at promoter sites is closely associated with down regulation of protein and as major participant in the development and progression of series of human tumors. Therefore we hypothesized that promoter hypermethylation of RASSF1A & MGMT gene could influence susceptibility to gastric cancer (GC) as well, and we conducted this study to test the hypothesis in Kashmiri population...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077483/primary-sarcomatoid-carcinoma-of-the-small-intestine-very-rare-and-aggressive-tumour
#2
Peter Abotaga Andrawes, Masood Shariff, Qing Chang, Roman Grinberg
Sarcomatoid carcinoma of the small intestine is a very rare and aggressive variant of small intestinal cancers with poor prognosis. The tumour primarily affects middle-aged and older patients with a mean age of 57 years at the time of presentation. We report a woman aged 58 years without any relevant medical history who presented with small intestinal obstruction. She underwent radiologic and endoscopy investigation with persistent features of small bowel obstruction. The patient was found to have a small bowel tumour causing the obstruction and underwent surgical excision of the tumour...
January 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071616/presenting-features-treatment-patterns-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-breast-cancer-in-pakistan-experience-at-a-university-hospital
#3
S Kumar, A J Shaikh, Y A Rashid, N Masood, Atv Mohammed, U Z Malik, G Haider, N Niamutullah, S Khan
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Pakistani women. We report the presenting features, treatment patterns and survival of breast cancer from a University Hospital in Southern Pakistan and compare the data with international population based studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of patients diagnosed to have breast cancer between January 1999 and November 2008 were reviewed retrospectively. RESULTS: A total of 845 patients were identified...
April 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070818/entangling-relation-of-micro-rna-let7-mirna-200-and-mirna-125-with-various-cancers
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REVIEW
Nosheen Masood, Azra Yasmin
Involvement of micro RNAs (miRNA) is currently the focus for cancer studies as they effect the post transcriptional expression of different genes. Let-7 family is among the firstly discovered miRNAs that play important role in cell proliferation and dysregulation leading to cell based diseases including cancer. Another family, miRNA-200 prevents transformation of cell to malignant form and tumor formation by interacting with epidermal mesenchymal transition (EMT). Similarly miRNA-125 controls apoptosis and proliferation by affecting multiple genes involved in transcription, immunological defense, resistance against viral and bacterial infections that ultimately leads to cell proliferation, metastasis and finally cancer...
January 9, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052611/farewell-to-professor-umberto-veronesi-loyal-friend-of-the-breast-journal
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EDITORIAL
Shahla Masood
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043586/assessment-of-diabetes-among-tuberculosis-patients-presenting-at-a-tertiary-care-facility-in-pakistan
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Muhammad Irfan, Naseem Salahuddin, Qamar Masood, Owais Ahmed, Umme Salama Moosajee, Zahra Hasan
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Pakistan ranks sixth among high-tuberculosis (TB)-burden countries worldwide and fifth worldwide for diabetes incidence. Although both these factors are independently known, the rate of diabetes among TB patients is not well known. We aimed to determine the prevalence of diabetes among patients with TB presenting at tertiary care health centers in Karachi, Pakistan. METHODS: A total of 216 patients with TB were recruited and their blood samples were taken for testing of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and random blood sugar...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043584/increased-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-antigen-induced-gene-expression-of-interferon-gamma-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-and-interleukin-6-in-patients-with-diabetes
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Kiran I Masood, Muhammad Irfan, Qamar Masood, Bushra Jamil, Shoaib Rao, Maryam Rahim, Zahra Hasan
INTRODUCTION: Pakistan ranks fifth in high tuberculosis (TB)-burden countries and seventh among countries with high prevalence rates of diabetes mellitus (DM). DM is a risk factor for TB and worsens disease outcomes. Furthermore, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) infection can induce glucose intolerance and worsen glycemic control in diabetes. Suppressor of cytokine signaling (SOCS)-1 and -3 molecules regulate cytokine signaling and are important in maintaining an immune balance. In TB, interleukin (IL)-6 upregulation induces SOCS3, which is also a negative regulator of insulin signaling...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043073/a-comparative-qsar-analysis-and-molecular-docking-studies-of-phenyl-piperidine-derivatives-as-potent-dual-nk1r-antagonists-serotonin-transporter-sert-inhibitors
#8
Somayeh Zare, Masood Fereidoonnezhad, Davoud Afshar, Zahra Ramezani
Depression is a critical mood disorder that affects millions of patients. Available therapeutic antidepressant agents are associated with several undesirable side effects. Recently, it has been shown that Neurokinin 1 receptor (NK1R) antagonists can potentiate the antidepressant effects of serotonin-selective reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). In this study, a series of phenyl piperidine derivatives as potent dual NK1R antagonists/serotonin transporter (SERT) inhibitors were applied to quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) analysis...
December 23, 2016: Computational Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042141/prolonged-unexplained-hypoxemia-as-initial-presentation-of-cirrhosis-a-case-report
#9
Anand Puttappa, Kumaraswamy Sheshadri, Aurelie Fabre, Georgina Imberger, John Boylan, Silke Ryan, Masood Iqbal, Niamh Conlon
BACKGROUND Hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a pulmonary complication of advanced liver disease with dyspnea as the predominant presenting symptom. The diagnosis of HPS can often be missed due to its nonspecific presentation and the presence of other comorbidities. CASE REPORT We present an interesting case of an obese 43-year-old man who presented with progressive, unexplained hypoxemia and shortness of breath in the absence of any symptoms or signs of chronic liver disease. After extensive cardiopulmonary investigations, he was diagnosed with severe HPS as a result of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) leading to cirrhosis...
January 2, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035912/effectiveness-of-therapeutic-ultrasound-with-or-without-thumb-spica-splint-in-the-management-of-de-quervain-s-disease
#10
Waqar Ahmed Awan, Muhammad Naveed Babur, Tahir Masood
BACKGROUND: The management of De Quervain's disease is determined more by Intuition than scientific data. The choice of first line conservative option for the management of De Quervain's disease is still a topic of debate. AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of therapeutic ultrasound with or without spica splint in the management of De Quervain's disease (DQD). DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial (RCT). SETTING: Outpatient department of Al-Nafees Medical College Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030779/nitric-oxide-improves-s-assimilation-and-gsh-production-to-prevent-inhibitory-effects-of-cadmium-stress-on-photosynthesis-in-mustard-brassica-juncea-l
#11
Tasir S Per, Asim Masood, Nafees A Khan
Nitric oxide (NO) is an important gaseous signalling molecule that participates in many developmental and physiological processes, including defense responses against toxic metals in plants. The role of NO in cadmium (Cd)-induced toxic effects on photosynthesis was examined in mustard (Brassica juncea L.) plants. Exposure of plants to 50 μM Cd significantly enhanced oxidative stress (H2O2 content and lipid peroxidation) and impaired plant growth and photosynthesis, chlorophyll fluorescence and reduced chlorophyll content and stomatal conductance...
December 25, 2016: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001084/resveratrol-as-an-anticancer-agent-a-review
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Abdur Rauf, Muhammad Imran, Masood Sadiq Butt, Muhammad Nadeem, Dennis G Peters, Mohammad S Mubarak
Owing to their antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory activity, grapes (Vitis vinifera L.) are the archetypal paradigms of fruits used not only for nutritional purposes but also for exclusive therapeutics. Grapes are a prominent and promising source of phytochemicals, especially resveratrol, a phytoalexin antioxidant found in red grapes which has both chemopreventive and therapeutic effects against various ailments. Resveratrol's role in reducing different human cancers, including breast, cervical, uterine, blood, kidney, liver, eye, bladder, thyroid, esophageal, prostate, brain, lung, skin, gastric, colon, head and neck, bone, ovarian, and cervical, has been reviewed...
December 21, 2016: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981919/mortality-prediction-in-patients-admitted-in-surgical-intensive-care-unit-by-using-apache-iv
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Wetwet Wetw Wetr, Hassan Shoukat, Yar Muhammad, Khalid Masood Gondal, Imran Aslam
OBJECTIVE: To predict the mortality by the mean Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) IV score of all the patients admitted in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and comparing the score of the survivors and non-survivors. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Mayo Hospital, Lahore, from June 2013 to November 2014. METHODOLOGY: All adult patients admitted in the Surgical ICU were included in this study...
November 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942549/topical-olive-leaf-extract-improves-healing-of-oral-mucositis-in-golden-hamsters
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Najmeh Showraki, Maryam Mardani, Masoumeh Emamghoreishi, Azadeh Andishe-Tadbir, Alireza Aram, Peiman Mehriar, Mahmoud Omidi, Masood Sepehrimanesh, Omid Koohi-Hosseinabadi, Nader Tanideh
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM: Oral mucositis (OM) is a common side effect of anti-cancer drugs and needs significant attention for its prevention. PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the healing effects of olive leaf extract on 5-fluorouracil-induced OM in golden hamster. MATERIALS AND METHOD: OM was induced in 63 male golden hamsters by the combination of 5-fluorouracil injections (days 0, 5 and 10) and the abrasion of the cheek pouch (days 3 and 4)...
December 2016: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934479/doxorubicin-and-sirna-codelivery-via-chitosan-coated-ph-responsive-mixed-micellar-polyplexes-for-enhanced-cancer-therapy-in-multidrug-resistant-tumors
#15
Adeel Masood Butt, Mohd Cairul Iqbal Mohd Amin, Haliza Katas, Nor Azian Abdul Murad, Rahman Jamal, Prashant Kesharwani
This study investigated the potential of chitosan-coated mixed micellar nanocarriers (polyplexes) for codelivery of siRNA and doxorubicin (DOX). DOX-loaded mixed micelles (serving as cores) were prepared by thin film hydration method and coated with chitosan (CS, serving as outer shell), and complexed with multidrug resistance (MDR) inhibiting siRNA. Selective targeting was achieved by folic acid conjugation. The polyplexes showed pH-responsive enhanced DOX release in acidic tumor pH, resulting in higher intracellular accumulation, which was further augmented by downregulation of mdr-1 gene after treatment with siRNA-complexed polyplexes...
December 5, 2016: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932691/implementation-of-a-triage-system-in-pakistan-the-need-of-the-hour
#16
Zain Majid, Irfan Masood
In today's world, an effective emergency department (ED) cannot function properly without having a triage system. Though available in various forms, this essentially categorises patients according to the seriousness of their condition and the priority of their need.Pakistan is yet to introduce this system and where it exists, it is in its infancy. A disaster-prone country such as ours, which is frequently faced with both man-made and natural calamities, could benefit tremendously from its introduction. The activity of EDs would be streamlined and precious lives would be saved...
January 2017: Tropical Doctor
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924968/spatial-distribution-of-being-sick-or-injured-in-the-past-two-weeks-by-district-in-pakistan
#17
Masood Ali Shaikh
This study harnessed the power of geographic information system (GIS) to summarise and visualise ten-page tabular data in two maps. The data comprised of the percentage of 5-years and older males and females who fell sick or were injured during the two weeks prior to the survey, and on their health consultation by district, cumulatively from both urban and rural areas. The data was collected by the Pakistan Social and Living Standards survey (PSLM) 2014-15. District-wise pattern of the two indices were mapped for better understanding and appreciation of this spatial pattern by the health policymakers in the country...
December 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921280/ph-responsive-triblock-copolymeric-micelles-decorated-with-a-cell-penetrating-peptide-provide-efficient-doxorubicin-delivery
#18
Khen Eng Ng, Mohd Cairul Iqbal Mohd Amin, Haliza Katas, Muhammad Wahab Amjad, Adeel Masood Butt, Prashant Kesharwani, Arun K Iyer
This study developed novel triblock pH-responsive polymeric micelles (PMs) using cholic acid-polyethyleneimine-poly-L-arginine (CA-PEI-pArg) copolymers. PEI provided pH sensitivity, while the hydrophilic cell-penetrating pArg peptide promoted cellular PM internalization. The copolymers self-assembled into PMs in aqueous solution at above the critical micelle concentration (2.98 × 10(-7) M) and encapsulated doxorubicin in the core region, with a 34.2% (w/w) entrapment efficiency. PMs showed pH-dependent swelling, increasing in size by almost sevenfold from pH 7...
December 2016: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918777/global-regional-and-national-cancer-incidence-mortality-years-of-life-lost-years-lived-with-disability-and-disability-adjusted-life-years-for-32-cancer-groups-1990-to-2015-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study
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Christina Fitzmaurice, Christine Allen, Ryan M Barber, Lars Barregard, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Hermann Brenner, Daniel J Dicker, Odgerel Chimed-Orchir, Rakhi Dandona, Lalit Dandona, Tom Fleming, Mohammad H Forouzanfar, Jamie Hancock, Roderick J Hay, Rachel Hunter-Merrill, Chantal Huynh, H Dean Hosgood, Catherine O Johnson, Jost B Jonas, Jagdish Khubchandani, G Anil Kumar, Michael Kutz, Qing Lan, Heidi J Larson, Xiaofeng Liang, Stephen S Lim, Alan D Lopez, Michael F MacIntyre, Laurie Marczak, Neal Marquez, Ali H Mokdad, Christine Pinho, Farshad Pourmalek, Joshua A Salomon, Juan Ramon Sanabria, Logan Sandar, Benn Sartorius, Stephen M Schwartz, Katya A Shackelford, Kenji Shibuya, Jeff Stanaway, Caitlyn Steiner, Jiandong Sun, Ken Takahashi, Stein Emil Vollset, Theo Vos, Joseph A Wagner, Haidong Wang, Ronny Westerman, Hajo Zeeb, Leo Zoeckler, Foad Abd-Allah, Muktar Beshir Ahmed, Samer Alabed, Noore K Alam, Saleh Fahed Aldhahri, Girma Alem, Mulubirhan Assefa Alemayohu, Raghib Ali, Rajaa Al-Raddadi, Azmeraw Amare, Yaw Amoako, Al Artaman, Hamid Asayesh, Niguse Atnafu, Ashish Awasthi, Huda Ba Saleem, Aleksandra Barac, Neeraj Bedi, Isabela Bensenor, Adugnaw Berhane, Eduardo Bernabé, Balem Betsu, Agnes Binagwaho, Dube Boneya, Ismael Campos-Nonato, Carlos Castañeda-Orjuela, Ferrán Catalá-López, Peggy Chiang, Chioma Chibueze, Abdulaal Chitheer, Jee-Young Choi, Benjamin Cowie, Solomon Damtew, José das Neves, Suhojit Dey, Samath Dharmaratne, Preet Dhillon, Eric Ding, Tim Driscoll, Donatus Ekwueme, Aman Yesuf Endries, Maryam Farvid, Farshad Farzadfar, Joao Fernandes, Florian Fischer, Tsegaye Tewelde G/Hiwot, Alemseged Gebru, Sameer Gopalani, Alemayehu Hailu, Masako Horino, Nobuyuki Horita, Abdullatif Husseini, Inge Huybrechts, Manami Inoue, Farhad Islami, Mihajlo Jakovljevic, Spencer James, Mehdi Javanbakht, Sun Ha Jee, Amir Kasaeian, Muktar Sano Kedir, Yousef S Khader, Young-Ho Khang, Daniel Kim, James Leigh, Shai Linn, Raimundas Lunevicius, Hassan Magdy Abd El Razek, Reza Malekzadeh, Deborah Carvalho Malta, Wagner Marcenes, Desalegn Markos, Yohannes A Melaku, Kidanu G Meles, Walter Mendoza, Desalegn Tadese Mengiste, Tuomo J Meretoja, Ted R Miller, Karzan Abdulmuhsin Mohammad, Alireza Mohammadi, Shafiu Mohammed, Maziar Moradi-Lakeh, Gabriele Nagel, Devina Nand, Quyen Le Nguyen, Sandra Nolte, Felix A Ogbo, Kelechi E Oladimeji, Eyal Oren, Mahesh Pa, Eun-Kee Park, David M Pereira, Dietrich Plass, Mostafa Qorbani, Amir Radfar, Anwar Rafay, Mahfuzar Rahman, Saleem M Rana, Kjetil Søreide, Maheswar Satpathy, Monika Sawhney, Sadaf G Sepanlou, Masood Ali Shaikh, Jun She, Ivy Shiue, Hirbo Roba Shore, Mark G Shrime, Samuel So, Samir Soneji, Vasiliki Stathopoulou, Konstantinos Stroumpoulis, Muawiyyah Babale Sufiyan, Bryan L Sykes, Rafael Tabarés-Seisdedos, Fentaw Tadese, Bemnet Amare Tedla, Gizachew Assefa Tessema, J S Thakur, Bach Xuan Tran, Kingsley Nnanna Ukwaja, Benjamin S Chudi Uzochukwu, Vasiliy Victorovich Vlassov, Elisabete Weiderpass, Mamo Wubshet Terefe, Henock Gebremedhin Yebyo, Hassen Hamid Yimam, Naohiro Yonemoto, Mustafa Z Younis, Chuanhua Yu, Zoubida Zaidi, Maysaa El Sayed Zaki, Zerihun Menlkalew Zenebe, Christopher J L Murray, Mohsen Naghavi
Importance: Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. Current estimates on the burden of cancer are needed for cancer control planning. Objective: To estimate mortality, incidence, years lived with disability (YLDs), years of life lost (YLLs), and disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 32 cancers in 195 countries and territories from 1990 to 2015. Evidence Review: Cancer mortality was estimated using vital registration system data, cancer registry incidence data (transformed to mortality estimates using separately estimated mortality to incidence [MI] ratios), and verbal autopsy data...
December 3, 2016: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917856/biogenic-synthesis-of-zinc-oxide-nanostructures-from-nigella-sativa-seed-prospective-role-as-food-packaging-material-inhibiting-broad-spectrum-quorum-sensing-and-biofilm
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Nasser A Al-Shabib, Fohad Mabood Husain, Faheem Ahmed, Rais Ahmad Khan, Iqbal Ahmad, Edreese Alsharaeh, Mohd Shahnawaz Khan, Afzal Hussain, Md Tabish Rehman, Mohammad Yusuf, Iftekhar Hassan, Javed Masood Khan, Ghulam Md Ashraf, Ali Mohammed Alsalme, Mohamed F Al-Ajmi, Vadim V Tarasov, Gjumrakch Aliev
Bacterial spoilage of food products is regulated by density dependent communication system called quorum sensing (QS). QS control biofilm formation in numerous food pathogens and Biofilms formed on food surfaces act as carriers of bacterial contamination leading to spoilage of food and health hazards. Agents inhibiting or interfering with bacterial QS and biofilm are gaining importance as a novel class of next-generation food preservatives/packaging material. In the present study, Zinc nanostructures were synthesised using Nigella sativa seed extract (NS-ZnNPs)...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
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