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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446036/fusaripeptide-a-new-antifungal-and-anti-malarial-cyclodepsipeptide-from-the-endophytic-fungus-fusarium-sp
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Sabrin R M Ibrahim, Hossam M Abdallah, Ehab S Elkhayat, Nawal M Al Musayeib, Hani Z Asfour, Mohamed F Zayed, Gamal A Mohamed
From the culture of the endophytic fungus Fusarium sp. isolated from the roots of Mentha longifolia L. (Labiatae) growing in Saudi Arabia, a new cyclodepsipeptide, namely fusaripeptide A (1), along with three known compounds adenosine (2), 2[(2-hydroxypropionyl)amino]benzamide (3), and cyclopentanol (4), have been isolated. Their structures were determined, using extensive 1D and 2D NMR and HRESI and GC mass spectral data. That is the first report for the isolation of compound 4 from natural source. In addition, compounds 2 and 3 are reported here for the first time from Fusarium sp...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442950/effect-of-intranasal-dexmedetomidine-on-emergence-agitation-after-sevoflurane-anesthesia-in-children-undergoing-tonsillectomy-and-or-adenoidectomy
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Ahmed Mostafa Abd El-Hamid, Hany Mahmoud Yassin
BACKGROUND: Emergence agitation (EA) after sevoflurane anesthesia is common in children during recovery from general anesthesia and may result in postoperative complications. This study investigated safety and effectiveness of intranasal dexmedetomidine in reducing the incidence and severity of EA. METHODS: This prospective, randomized double-blinded controlled trial included 86 patients scheduled for the tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy under general anesthesia with sevoflurane...
April 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440675/near-infrared-spectroscopy-nirs-to-detect-traumatic-intracranial-haematoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
Robert J Brogan, Vassilios Kontojannis, Bhavin Garara, Hani J Marcus, Mark H Wilson
OBJECTIVES AND METHODS: Head injury is the most common trauma presentation to UK emergency departments, with around 1.2 million patients each year. The key management principal for this time critical illness remains early surgical intervention. With the development of handheld near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) devices, there is now the possibility of triaging and diagnosing these patients immediately, where computed tomography (CT) scanner is unavailable. NIRS has two related but distinct potential uses within clinical medicine...
April 25, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440401/relationship-between-t-cell-receptor-beta-chain-sequences-and-human-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients
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Zhihua Wu, Huiping Zhang, Min Jin, Hanying Liang, Yaping Huang, Rong Yang, Genyong Gui, Huiqi Wang, Shengnan Gong, Jindong Wang, Jun Fan
In the present study, clonal amplifications of T-cell receptor β variable (TCR BV) linked to human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection were detected in recipients of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplants (HSCT), and certain relationships between them were identified. Furthermore, the relationship between TCR BV sequences and HCMV infections was investigated. The results indicated that the 3 recipients of HSCT had monoclonal expansion of specific TCR BV clones following HSCT. Among these recipients, 2 suffered from pp65 and immediate early (IE) antigenemia...
April 11, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436881/modulating-lateral-geniculate-nucleus-neuronal-firing-for-visual-prostheses-a-kalman-filter-based-strategy
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Amr Jawwad, Hossam H Abolfotuh, Bassem Abdullah, Hani M K Mahdi, Seif Eldawlatly
Developing visual prostheses that target inner brain structures along the visual pathway represent a new hope for patients with completely damaged early visual pathway sites. One of the major challenges in the development of subcortical and cortical visual prostheses is tuning electrical stimulation that could optimally induce desired visual percepts. In this paper, we propose a Kalman filter-based strategy that could be used to identify electrical stimulation patterns that mimic a specific visual input for thalamic visual prostheses...
April 17, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430292/failure-of-the-vascular-hypothesis-of-multiple-sclerosis-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-cerebrospinal-venous-insufficiency
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Maha M A Zakaria, Shahira Y Mikhael, Azza K Abu Hussein, Rania A Salah El-Din, Hany W Abd El-Malak, Iman H Hewedi, Hany S Nadim
<i>Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) is a series of stenotic malformations in the cerebrospinal venous outflow routes, which is postulated to cause multiple sclerosis (MS). The hypotheses assumed that CCSVI leads to iron deposition which triggers inflammation and demyelination in MS. Invasive endovascular treatment of CCSVI was initiated based on the previous theory. The present study was designed to validate this hypothesis using a rat model of CCSVI. Bilateral jugular vein ligation (JVL) was performed on female albino rats (n = 15), and sham-operated rats (n = 15) were used as a control group...
2017: Folia Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427179/comprehensive-mapping-of-the-effects-of-azacitidine-on-dna-methylation-repressive-permissive-histone-marks-and-gene-expression-in-primary-cells-from-patients-with-mds-and-mds-related-disease
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Magnus Tobiasson, Hani Abdulkadir, Andreas Lennartsson, Shintaro Katayama, Francesco Marabita, Ayla De Paepe, Mohsen Karimi, Kaarel Krjutskov, Elisabet Einarsdottir, Michael Grövdal, Monika Jansson, Asmaa Ben Azenkoud, Lina Corddedu, Sören Lehmann, Karl Ekwall, Juha Kere, Eva Hellström-Lindberg, Johanna Ungerstedt
Azacitidine (Aza) is first-line treatment for patients with high-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), although its precise mechanism of action is unknown. We performed the first study to globally evaluate the epigenetic effects of Aza on MDS bone marrow progenitor cells assessing gene expression (RNA seq), DNA methylation (Illumina 450k) and the histone modifications H3K18ac and H3K9me3 (ChIP seq). Aza induced a general increase in gene expression with 924 significantly upregulated genes but this increase showed no correlation with changes in DNA methylation or H3K18ac, and only a weak association with changes in H3K9me3...
February 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426873/high-fat-diet-induced-leptin-and-wnt-expression-rna-sequencing-and-pathway-analysis-of-mouse-colonic-tissue-and-tumors
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Harrison M Penrose, Sandra Heller, Chloe Cable, Hani Nakhoul, Melody Baddoo, Erik Flemington, Susan E Crawford, Suzana D Savkovic
Obesity, an immense epidemic affecting approximately half a billion adults, has doubled in prevalence in the last several decades. Epidemiological data support that obesity, due to intake of a high-fat, western diet, increases the risk of colon cancer; however, the mechanisms underlying this risk remain unclear. Here, utilizing next generation RNA sequencing, we aimed to determine the high-fat diet (HFD) mediated expression profile in mouse colon and the azoxymethane/dextran sulfate sodium model of colon cancer...
March 1, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425308/the-effect-of-molecular-weights-of-microencapsulating-polymers-on-viability-of-mouse-cloned-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-biomaterials-osmotic-forces-and-potential-applications-in-diabetes-treatment
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Armin Mooranian, Ryu Tackechi, Emma Jamieson, Grant Morahan, Hani Al-Salami
INTRODUCTION: Ideal cell-containing microcapsules should be capable of maintaining cell viability and exhibit significant structural stability to support cellular functionality. To date, such microcapsules remain unavailable, thus, this study used our well-established microencapsulating methods to examine a total of 32 different microencapsulating formulations and correlate polymers' molecular weights (Mwt) and UDCA addition, with cell viability and microcapsules' stability, postmicroencapsulation...
April 20, 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424439/management-of-immediate-partial-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-stent-thrombosis
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Ziad Said Dahdouh, Bahaa M Fadel, Hani Al Sergani, Jehad Al Buraiki, Gilles Grollier
Bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) stents have been proposed recently as an elegant technique for treatment of coronary artery disease. However, perspective that these "dissolvable" stents will replace conventional metallic stents in broad spectrum of clinical conditions and patient categories in the near future has been moderated by non-negligible incidence of stent thrombosis (ST). Mechanical factors, such as strut thickness and malapposition have been implicated in increased risk of BVS ST. Presently described is case of immediate partial BVS ST in a young male related to technical procedural problem, rather than mechanical problem...
March 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424428/global-mirna-expression-profiling-of-domestic-cat-livers-following-acute-toxoplasma-gondii-infection
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Wei Cong, Xiao-Xuan Zhang, Jun-Jun He, Fa-Cai Li, Hany M Elsheikha, Xing-Quan Zhu
Although microRNAs (miRNAs) play an important role in liver homeostasis, the extent to which they can be altered by Toxoplasma gondii infection is unknown. Here, we utilized small RNA sequencing and bioinformatic analyses to characterize miRNA expression profiles in the liver of domestic cats at 7 days after oral infection with T. gondii (Type II) strain. A total of 384 miRNAs were identified and 82 were differentially expressed, of which 33 were up-regulated and 49 down-regulated. Also, 5690 predicted host gene targets for the differentially expressed miRNAs were identified using the bioinformatic algorithm miRanda...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423667/saline-is-a-more-appropriate-solution-for-microvesicles-for-flow-cytometric-analyses
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Xing Xin, Peiling Zhang, Xing Fu, Xia Mao, Fankai Meng, Ming Tian, Xiaojian Zhu, Hanying Sun, Li Meng, Jianfeng Zhou
Microvesicles (MVs) are carriers of molecular and oncogenic signatures present in subsets of tumor cells and tumor-associated stroma, and a focus of cancer research. Although methods to detect MVs are mature, we were concerned that the buffer used could lead to false results when quantitating MVs by flow cytometry. In this work,we detected MVs by flow cytometry withthree different solutions: water, saline, and phosphate-buffered saline (PBS). The results demonstrated that PBS, when reacted with annexin V binding buffer, produced nano-sized vesicles even when there were no MVs in the sample...
March 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420803/comparison-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-and-the-european-society-of-cardiology-guidelines-for-the-management-of-patients-with-valvular-heart-disease
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Aya J Alame, Aris Karatasakis, Judit Karacsonyi, Barbara A Danek, Paul Sorajja, Mario Gössl, Santiago Garcia, Hani Jneid, Nikolaos Kakouros, Jose Roberto Martinez-Parachini, Erica Resendes, Pratik Kalsaria, Michele Roesle, Bavana V Rangan, Subhash Banerjee, Emmanouil S Brilakis
BACKGROUND: The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) have developed guidelines to assist clinicians in making evidence-based decisions. This study compares the ACC/AHA and ESC guidelines for the management of patients with valvular heart disease (VHD). METHODS: The current ACC/AHA and ESC guidelines for VHD, last updated in 2014 and 2012, respectively, were compared by class of recommendation (COR), level of evidence (LOE), and content...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420418/adult-muscle-derived-stem-cells-engraft-and-differentiate-into-insulin-expressing-cells-in-pancreatic-islets-of-diabetic-mice
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Violeta Mitutsova, Wendy Wai Yeng Yeo, Romain Davaze, Celine Franckhauser, El-Habib Hani, Syahril Abdullah, Patrice Mollard, Marie Schaeffer, Anne Fernandez, Ned J C Lamb
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic beta cells are unique effectors in the control of glucose homeostasis and their deficiency results in impaired insulin production leading to severe diabetic diseases. Here, we investigated the potential of a population of nonadherent muscle-derived stem cells (MDSC) from adult mouse muscle to differentiate in vitro into beta cells when transplanted as undifferentiated stem cells in vivo to compensate for beta-cell deficiency. RESULTS: In vitro, cultured MDSC spontaneously differentiated into insulin-expressing islet-like cell clusters as revealed using MDSC from transgenic mice expressing GFP or mCherry under the control of an insulin promoter...
April 18, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420317/the-role-of-coherence-of-mind-and-reflective-functioning-in-understanding-binge-eating-disorder-and-co-morbid-overweight
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Hilary Maxwell, Giorgio A Tasca, Renee Grenon, Megan Faye, Kerri Ritchie, Hany Bissada, Louise Balfour
Coherence of mind and reflective functioning may impact negative affect and interpersonal functioning over and above the effects of symptoms of depression and interpersonal problems that contribute to symptoms of binge-eating disorder (BED) and overweight/obesity. Matched samples of overweight women with BED and overweight and normal weight women without BED completed the Adult Attachment Interview, a measure of depressive symptoms, and a measure of interpersonal problems. Greater symptoms of depression distinguished women with BED from the matched comparison samples...
April 18, 2017: Attachment & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417223/dorsal-metacarpal-veins-anatomic-variation-and-potential-clinical-implications
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Sara S Elmegarhi, Justin Z Amarin, Maher T Hadidi, Darwish H Badran, Islam M Massad, Amjad M Bani-Hani, Amjad T Shatarat
The dorsal metacarpal veins are frequently cannulated. Cannulation success is determined by several variable anatomic features. The objective of this study is to classify, for the first time, the anatomic variants of the dorsal metacarpal veins. In this cross-sectional study, 520 university students and staff were conveniently recruited. The dorsal metacarpal veins in 1040 hands were studied. Venous visibility was enhanced by either tourniquet application or near-infrared illumination. Variant patterns of the dorsal metacarpal veins were classified...
April 17, 2017: Anatomical Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416781/incidence-risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-seizures-occurring-after-craniotomy-for-primary-brain-tumor-resection
#17
Hasan M Al-Dorzi, Abdullah A Alruwaita, Bothaina O Marae, Bushra S Alraddadi, Hani M Tamim, Ahmad Ferayan, Yaseen M Arabi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence, risk factors and outcomes of early post-craniotomy seizures. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of all patients who underwent craniotomy for primary brain tumor resection (2002-2011) and admitted postoperatively to the intensive care unit. The patients were divided into 2 groups depending on the occurrence of seizures within 7 days. RESULTS: One-hundred-ninety-three patients were studied: 35...
April 2017: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413993/efficacy-of-sofosbuvir-plus-ribavirin-with-or-without-peginterferon-alfa-in-treatment-of-a-cohort-of-egyptian-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
#18
Ossama Ashraf Ahmed, Hany Haroun Kaisar, Nehad Hawash, Hossam Samir, Sherif Sadek Taha Shabana, Mohamed Hassan Ahmed Fouad, Fatma Rizk, Sherief Abd-Elsalam
Background &Aims: Sofosbuvir is a powerful drug for treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. In comparison to preceding remedies, sofosbuvir-based regimens provide a higher cure rate, fewer side effects, and much lower duration of treatment. The aim of the work was to assess the efficacy and safety of sofosbuvir plus ribavirin with or without peginterferon-alfa in treatment of a cohort of Egyptian patients with hepatitis C virus infection. METHODS: Two hundred treatment naive patients who were HCV-antibody positive and HCV RNA by PCR positive aged more than 18 years were enrolled in the study and patients were classified into two groups: Group I which included 100 patients who received dual therapy with sofosbuvir plus oral weight based ribavirin and Group II which included 100 patients triple therapy with sofosbuvir plus oral weight based ribavirin (as with the dual therapy) and a 180 mcg Peg-INF alpha 2a subcutaneous injection weekly for 12 weeks...
April 17, 2017: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413455/letter-to-editor-the-waist-circumference-adjusted-associations-between-hyperuricemia-and-other-lifestyle-related-diseases-methodological-issues-in-cross-sectional-study
#19
Shiva Mansouri Hanis, Fatemeh Khosravi Shadmani, Kamyar Mansori
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410984/a-systematic-review-of-complications-associated-with-direct-implants-vs-tissue-expanders-following-wise-pattern-skin-sparing-mastectomy
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Jason Corban, Hani Shash, Tyler Safran, Nicolas Sheppard-Jones, Omar Fouda-Neel
INTRODUCTION: With proven oncological safety and improved aesthetic outcomes, the Type IV or "Wise pattern" skin-sparing mastectomy (SSM) is a procedure that is being performed with increasing frequency. Unfortunately, it is also associated with an increased risk of complications. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the complications associated with direct-to-implant and two-step tissue-expander breast reconstruction following Wise pattern SSM. METHODS: Systematic electronic searches were performed using PubMed, MEDLINE, and Embase databases...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
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