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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910501/multicharged-carbon-ion-generation-from-laser-plasma
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Oguzhan Balki, Hani E Elsayed-Ali
Carbon ions generated by ablation of a carbon target using an Nd:YAG laser pulse (wavelength λ = 1064 nm, pulse width τ = 7 ns, and laser fluence of 10-110 J cm(-2)) are characterized. Time-of-flight analyzer, a three-mesh retarding field analyzer, and an electrostatic ion energy analyzer are used to study the charge and energy of carbon ions generated by laser ablation. The dependencies of the ion signal on the laser fluence, laser focal point position relative to target surface, and the acceleration voltage are described...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908223/proteomic-profiling-in-plasma-cell-disorders-a-feasibility-study
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Sham Mailankody, Sean M Devlin, Neha Korde, Nikoletta Lendvai, Alexander Lesokhin, Heather Landau, Hani Hassoun, Andrea Ballagi, Daniel Ekman, David J Chung, Minal Patel, Guenther Koehne, Sergio Giralt, Ola Landgren
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903646/whole-transcriptome-sequencing-identified-a-distinct-subtype-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-with-predominant-genomic-abnormalities-of-ep300-and-crebbp
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Maoxiang Qian, Hui Zhang, Shirley Kow-Yin Kham, Shuguang Liu, Chuang Jiang, Xujie Zhao, Yi Lu, Charnise Goodings, Ting-Nien Lin, Ranran Zhang, Takaya Moriyama, Zhaohong Yin, Zhenhua Li, Thuan Chong Quah, Hany Ariffin, Ah Moy Tan, Shuhong Shen, Deepa Bhojwani, Shaoyan Hu, Suning Chen, Huyong Zheng, Ching-Hon Pui, Allen Eng-Juh Yeoh, Jun J Yang
Chromosomal translocations are a genomic hallmark of many hematologic malignancies. Often as initiating events, these structural abnormalities result in fusion proteins involving transcription factors important for hematopoietic differentiation and/or signaling molecules regulating cell proliferation and cell cycle. In contrast, epigenetic regulator genes are more frequently targeted by somatic sequence mutations, possibly as secondary events to further potentiate leukemogenesis. Through comprehensive whole transcriptome sequencing of 231 children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), we identified 58 putative functional and predominant fusion genes in 54...
November 30, 2016: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902750/evaluation-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-cytokines-and-their-potential-role-in-the-development-of-ovarian-cancer
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Mahmood Rasool, Arif Malik, Muhammad Abdul Basit Ashraf, Gulshan Parveen, Shazia Iqbal, Irfan Ali, Mahmood Husain Qazi, Muhammad Asif, Kashif Kamran, Asim Iqbal, Saima Iram, Sami Ullah Khan, Mohammad Zahid Mustafa, Ahmad Zaheer, Rozeena Shaikh, Hani Choudhry, Mohammad Sarwar Jamal
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cancer is the 5th most common cause of deaths in the women among gynecological tumors. There are many growing evidences that stress and other behavioral factors may affect cancer progression and patient survival. The purpose of this study is to determine the key role of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), and cytokines in the aggregation and progression of ovarian cancer. METHODOLOGY: Stress variables (MDA, AGEs, AOPPs, NO), profile of antioxidants (SOD, Catalase, Vitamin E & A, GSH, GRx, GPx) and inflammatory biomarkers (MMP-9, MMP-2, MMP-11, IL-1α and TNF-α) were biochemically assessed from venous blood of fifty ovarian cancer patients and twenty healthy control subjects...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899403/meta-analysis-of-genome-wide-association-studies-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-identifies-four-new-disease-specific-risk-loci
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Gregory T Jones, Gerard Tromp, Helena Kuivaniemi, Solveig Gretarsdottir, Annette F Baas, Betti Giusti, Ewa Strauss, Femke N van 't Hof, Thomas Webb, Robert Erdman, Marylyn D Ritchie, James R Elmore, Anurag Verma, Sarah Pendergrass, Iftikhar J Kullo, Zi Ye, Peggy L Peissig, Omri Gottesman, Shefali S Verma, Jennifer Malinowski, Laura J Rasmussen-Torvik, Kenneth Borthwick, Diane T Smelser, David R Crosslin, Mariza de Andrade, Evan J Ryer, Catherine A McCarty, Erwin P Bottinger, Jennifer A Pacheco, Dana C Crawford, David S Carrell, Glenn S Gerhard, David P Franklin, David J Carey, Victoria L Phillips, Michael J Williams, Wenhua Wei, Ross Blair, Andrew A Hill, Thodur M Vasudevan, David R Lewis, Ian A Thomson, Jo Krysa, Geraldine B Hill, Justin Roake, Tony R Merriman, Grzegorz Oszkinis, Silvia Galora, Claudia Saracini, Rosanna Abbate, Raffaele Pulli, Carlo Pratesi, Athanasios Saratzis, Anna Verissimo, Suzannah J Bumpstead, Stephen A Badger, Rachel E Clough, Gillian W Cockerill, Hany Hafez, D J Scott, T S Futers, Simon P Romaine, Katherine Bridge, Kathryn J Griffin, Marc A Bailey, Alberto Smith, Matt M Thompson, Frank van Bockxmeer, Stefan E Matthiasson, Gudmar Thorleifsson, Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, Jan D Blankensteijn, Joep A Teijink, Cisca Wijmenga, Jacqueline de Graaf, Lambertus A Kiemeney, Jes S Lindholt, Anne E Hughes, Declan T Bradley, Kathleen Stirrups, Jonathan Golledge, Paul E Norman, Janet T Powell, Steve E Humphries, Stephen E Hamby, Alison H Goodall, Christopher P Nelson, Natzi Sakalihasan, Audrey Courtois, Robert E Ferrell, Per Eriksson, Lasse Folkersen, Anders Franco-Cereceda, John D Eicher, Andrew D Johnson, Christer Betsholtz, Arno Ruusalepp, Oscar Franzén, Eric Schadt, Johan L Björkegren, Leonard Lipovich, Anne M Drolet, Eric Verhoeven, Clark J Zeebregts, Robert H Geelkerken, Marc R van Sambeek, Steven M van Sterkenburg, Jean-Paul P de Vries, Kari Stefansson, John R Thompson, Paul I de Bakker, Panos Deloukas, Robert D Sayers, Seamus Harrison, Andre M van Rij, Nilesh J Samani, Matthew J Bown
RATIONALE: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a complex disease with both genetic and environmental risk factors. Together, 6 previously identified risk loci only explain a small proportion of the heritability of AAA. OBJECTIVE: To identify additional AAA risk loci using data from all available genome-wide association studies (GWAS). METHODS AND RESULTS: Through a meta-analysis of 6 GWAS datasets and a validation study totalling 10,204 cases and 107,766 controls we identified 4 new AAA risk loci: 1q32...
November 29, 2016: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893670/epidemiology-and-clinical-characteristics-of-traumatic-brain-injury-in-lebanon-a-systematic-review
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Hussein Abou-Abbass, Hisham Bahmad, Hiba Ghandour, Jawad Fares, Rayyan Wazzi-Mkahal, Basel Yacoub, Hala Darwish, Stefania Mondello, Hayat Harati, Mazen J El Sayed, Hani Tamim, Firas Kobeissy
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a debilitating medical and emerging public health problem that is affecting people worldwide due to a multitude of factors including both domestic and war-related acts. The objective of this paper is to systematically review the status of TBI in Lebanon - a Middle Eastern country with a weak health system that was chartered by several wars and intermittent outbursts of violence - in order to identify the present gaps in knowledge, direct future research initiatives and to assist policy makers in planning progressive and rehabilitative policies...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892727/information-deficits-and-second-opinion-seeking-a-survey-on-cancer-patients
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Tobias Fuchs, Hani Hanaya, Eckart Seilacher, Marie-Jolin Koester, Christian Keinki, Patrick Liebl, Jutta Huebner
OBJECTIVE: To learn more about cancer patients' motivation for seeking a second opinion. METHODS: Participants filled in a standardized questionnaire. RESULTS: Among 106 patients, 34% had looked for a second opinion, 81% wanted to check the accuracy of their treatment, and 49% needed to better understand the diagnosis. Low understanding of information was associated with looking for a second opinion, and 79% felt assured after a second opinion...
November 28, 2016: Cancer Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891371/prediction-of-post-operative-mortality-in-patients-with-hcv-related-cirrhosis-undergoing-non-hepatic-surgeries
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Khalid Hemida, Reham Ezzat Al Swaff, Sherif Sadek Shabana, Hani Said, Fatma Ali-Eldin
INTRODUCTION: Patients with chronic liver diseases are at great risk for both morbidity and mortality during the post-operative period due to the stress of surgery and the effects of general anaesthesia. AIM: The main aim of this study was to evaluate the value of Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD) score, as compared to Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP) score, for prediction of 30- day post-operative mortality in Egyptian patients with liver cirrhosis undergoing non-hepatic surgery under general anaesthesia...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889143/use-of-natural-antimicrobials-to-improve-the-quality-characteristics-of-fresh-phyllo-a-dough-based-wheat-product-shelf-life-assessment
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Maria I Tsiraki, Layal Karam, Mohamad G Abiad, Hany M Yehia, Ioannis N Savvaidis
This study explores the effects of chitosan and natamycin on the quality of fresh "Phyllo" - a dough-based wheat product, by monitoring the microbiological, physicochemical and sensory parameters. Four different lots of phyllo samples stored under aerobic packaging conditions, in the absence or presence of the aforementioned antimicrobials, were prepared and stored at 4 °C. Microbiological data suggested that, the combination of chitosan and natamycin resulted in significant reductions (1-3 log cfu/g) of the microbial species examined (mesophilic total viable counts; TVC), yeasts/molds, psychrotrophic and lactic acid bacteria (LAB), Enterobacteriaceae and coliforms) by day 10...
April 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888448/a-randomized-single-blind-trial-of-clobetasol-propionate-0-05-cream-under-silicone-dressing-occlusion-versus-intra-lesional-triamcinolone-for-treatment-of-keloid
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Norazirah Md Nor, Rasimah Ismail, Adawiyah Jamil, Shamsul Azhar Shah, Farah Hani Imran
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Keloid is conventionally treated with intra-lesional (IL) triamcinolone, which is highly operator dependent and has its own adverse effects. Topical steroid and silicone dressings are a patient friendly and non-invasive treatment alternative. We therefore sought to determine the efficacy and safety of topical clobetasol propionate (Dermovate(®)) 0.05% cream under occlusion with Mepiform(®) silicone dressing compared to IL triamcinolone in the treatment of keloid...
November 25, 2016: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888123/acute-rhinosinusitis-during-hajj-season-2014-prevalence-of-bacterial-infection-and-patterns-of-antimicrobial-susceptibility
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Osama A Marglani, Ameen Z Alherabi, Islam R Herzallah, Faisal A Saati, Enas A Tantawy, Talal A Alandejani, Hani S Faidah, Naif A Bawazeer, Abdullah A Marghalani, Tariq A Madani
BACKGROUND: The presence of large number of pilgrims during Hajj in Makkah region increases the risk of respiratory diseases. In this study, we aimed to assess the bacteriology of acute rhinosinusitis (ARS) during Hajj season and to demonstrate the antimicrobial susceptibility patterns that should guide the clinicians towards more appropriate antibiotic use. METHODS: Patients with ARS presenting during Hajj season of 2014 were prospectively enrolled. According to EPOS2012 criteria...
November 23, 2016: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884449/functional-characterization-and-expression-of-gascl1-and-gascl2-two-anther-specific-chalcone-synthase-like-enzymes-from-gerbera-hybrida
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Juha Kontturi, Raisa Osama, Xianbao Deng, Hany Bashandy, Victor A Albert, Teemu H Teeri
The chalcone synthase superfamily consists of type III polyketidesynthases (PKSs), enzymes responsible for producing plant secondary metabolites with various biological and pharmacological activities. Anther-specific chalcone synthase-like enzymes (ASCLs) represent an ancient group of type III PKSs involved in the biosynthesis of sporopollenin, the main component of the exine layer of moss spores and mature pollen grains of seed plants. In the latter, ASCL proteins are localized in the tapetal cells of the anther where they participate in sporopollenin biosynthesis and exine formation within the locule...
November 21, 2016: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884363/fibromuscular-dysplasia-presented-with%C3%A2-spontaneous-dissection-of-the-left%C3%A2-main-artery
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Mahmoud Abdelghany, Puneet Bansal, Hani Kozman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 28, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884353/invasive-strategy-after-non-st-segment-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome-timing-and-controversies
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Hani Jneid
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 28, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882261/prevalence-of-hepatitis-c-virus-seropositivity-and-its-impact-on-coronary-artery-disease-among-egyptian-patients-referred-for-coronary-angiography
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Ragab Abd El Salam, Baher Nabil, Marawan Saber, Hany A AbdelWahab, Tamer Saber
Background. We tested the prevalence and impact of HCV seropositivity among Egyptian patients referred for coronary angiography. Subjects and Methods. This cross-sectional study was conducted in Zagazig University hospitals including 509 patients scheduled for elective coronary angiography between June 2013 and June 2014. By taking full history on admission, laboratory workup including HCV Ab, echocardiography study, and coronary angiography, we calculated the mean number of coronary artery lesions and the mean number of affected coronary artery vessels for all patients...
2016: Cardiology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879665/effects-of-luteolin-and-quercetin-in-combination-with-some-conventional-antibiotics-against-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
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Muhammad Usman Amin, Muhammad Khurram, Taj Ali Khan, Hani S Faidah, Zia Ullah Shah, Shafiq Ur Rahman, Abdul Haseeb, Muhammad Ilyas, Naseem Ullah, Sahibzada Muhammad Umar Khayam, Marcello Iriti
The present study was designed to evaluate the effects of flavonoids luteolin (L) and quercetin + luteolin (Q + L) in combination with commonly used antibacterial agents against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) clinical isolates and S. aureus (ATCC 43300). Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of L and Q + L, as well as the MICs of flavonoids in combination with antibiotics were determined and results showed an increased activity of flavonoids with antibiotics. The synergistic, additive, or antagonistic relationships between flavonoids (L and Q + L) and antibiotics were also evaluated, and additive and synergistic effects were observed for some antibiotic + flavonoid combinations...
November 22, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877878/a-transparent-solvent-free-laminated-top-electrode-for-perovskite-solar-cells
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Mohammed Makha, Silvia Letícia Fernandes, Sandra Jenatsch, Ton Offermans, Jürg Schleuniger, Jean-Nicolas Tisserant, Anna C Véron, Roland Hany
A simple lamination process of the top electrode for perovskite solar cells is demonstrated. The laminate electrode consists of a transparent and conductive plastic/metal mesh substrate, coated with an adhesive mixture of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate), PEDOT:PSS, and sorbitol. The laminate electrode showed a high degree of transparency of 85%. Best cell performance was achieved for laminate electrodes prepared with a sorbitol concentration of ~30 wt% per milliliter PEDOT:PSS dispersion, and using a pre-annealing temperature of 120°C for 10 min before lamination...
2016: Science and Technology of Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876913/circulating-cathodic-antigen-cassette-test-versus-haematuria-strip-test-in-diagnosis-of-urinary-schistosomiasis
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Azza S El-Ghareeb, Ghada S Abd El Motaleb, Nevien Maher Waked, Nancy Osman Hany Kamel, Nagwa Shaban Aly
Urinary schistosomiasis caused by Schistosoma haematobium constitutes a major public health problem in many tropical and sub-tropical countries. This study was conducted to evaluate circulating cathodic antigen cassette test and haematuria strip test for detection of S. haematobium in urine samples and to evaluate their screening performance among the study population. Microscopy was used as a gold standard. A total of 600 urine samples were examined by microscopy for detection of S. haematobium eggs, screened for microhaematuria using Self-Stik reagent strips and screened for circulating cathodic antigen (CCA) using the urine-CCA cassette test...
December 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872759/impact-of-moderate-intensity-aerobic-exercise-on-chemotherapy-induced-anemia-in-elderly-women-with-breast-cancer-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Heba M Mohamady, Hany F Elsisi, Yasser M Aneis
Exercises are often recommended for patients suffering from anemia to improve physical conditioning and hematologic parameters. Hence, the present study aimed to investigate the impact of moderate intensity aerobic exercise on chemotherapy-induced anemia. Thirty elderly women with breast cancer underwent chemotherapy and were randomly assigned into two equal groups; Group A received aerobic exercise for 25-40 min at 50-70% of the maximum heart rate, 3 times/week for 12 weeks in addition to usual daily living activities, medication and nutritional support...
January 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871467/the-effect-of-diabetes-and-hypertension-on-the-placental-permeation-of-the-hydrophilic-drug-ranitidine
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Mladena Lalic-Popovic, Jovana Paunkovic, Zorica Grujic, Svetlana Golocorbin-Kon, Velibor Vasovic, Hani Al-Salami, Momir Mikov
INTRODUCTION: Ranitidine is a hydrophilic weak base and an H2-receptor antagonist which is commonly used for gastroesophageal reflux, including during pregnancy. It has limited placental permeation and can be used as a pre-anesthetic antacid to prevent aspiration of acidic stomach contents. Recent studies suggest that diabetes and hypertension may influence placental permeation of hydrophilic drugs. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the influence of diabetes and hypertension on ranitidine's placental permeation in pregnant women...
December 2016: Placenta
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