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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101333/behaviour-change-interventions-to-influence-antimicrobial-prescribing-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-reports-from-uk-state-of-the-art-scientific-conferences
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T M Rawson, L S P Moore, A M Tivey, A Tsao, M Gilchrist, E Charani, A H Holmes
BACKGROUND: To improve the quality of antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) interventions the application of behavioural sciences supported by multidisciplinary collaboration has been recommended. We analysed major UK scientific research conferences to investigate AMS behaviour change intervention reporting. METHODS: Leading UK 2015 scientific conference abstracts for 30 clinical specialties were identified and interrogated. All AMS and/or antimicrobial resistance(AMR) abstracts were identified using validated search criteria...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100939/management-of-liver-trauma-in-minia-university-hospital-egypt
#2
Abdel Fattah Saleh, Emad Al Sageer, Amr Elheny
The aim of this study is to present the outcome of operative and non-operative management of patients with liver injury treated in a single institution depending on imaging. This study was conducted at the Causality Unit of Minia University Hospital, and included 60 patients with hepatic trauma from March 2012 to January 2013. In our study, males represent 80 % while females represent 20 % of the traumatized patients. The peak age for trauma found was 11-30 years. Blunt trauma is the most common cause of liver injury as it was the cause in 48 patients (80 %)...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100669/the-preventive-value-of-epidural-calcitonin-in-patients-with-lower-limb-amputation
#3
Ayman A Yousef, Amr M Aborahma
BACKGROUND:  Postamputation pain is highly prevalent after limb amputation with neuropathic nature; calcitonin may effectively relieve many neuropathic pain states. DESIGN:  Double-blind randomized multicenter study. SETTING:  Our study hypothesis is to evaluate the preventive value of epidural calcitonin on postoperative pain, grade of phantom pain, and the development of allodynia and hyperalgesia in patients undergoing lower limb amputation...
January 18, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099808/dynamics-in-a-room-temperature-ionic-liquid-from-the-cation-perspective-2d-ir-vibrational-echo-spectroscopy
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Steven A Yamada, Heather E Bailey, Amr Tamimi, Chunya Li, Michael D Fayer
The dynamics of the room temperature ionic liquid (RTIL) 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide (BmimNTf2) were investigated with two dimensional infrared (2D IR) vibrational echo spectroscopy and polarization selective pump-probe (PSPP) experiments. The CN stretch frequency of a modified Bmim+ cation (referred to hereafter as 2-SeCN-Bmim+), in which a SeCN moiety was substituted onto the C-2 position of the imidazolium ring, was used as a vibrational probe. A major result of the 2D IR experiments is the observation of a long timescale structural spectral diffusion component of 600 ps in addition to short and intermediate timescales similar to those measured for selenocyanate anion (SeCN‒) dissolved in BmimNTf2...
January 18, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099750/intrapartum-fetal-head-circumference-and-estimated-fetal-weight-as-predictors-of-operative-delivery
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Noha H Rabei, Amr M El-Helaly, Amr H Farag, Ahmed K El-Naggar, Mohamed K Etman, Moataz M El-Moteily
OBJECTIVE: To assess intrapartum sonographic measurements of fetal head circumference (HC) and estimated fetal weight (EFW) to predict operative delivery. METHODS: In a prospective study, 200 spontaneously parturient primiparous women aged 20-30 years were enrolled at a teaching hospital in Cairo, Egypt, between October 2, 2015, and January 28, 2016. HC and EFW were measured by transabdominal ultrasonography. After delivery, the association between type of delivery and ultrasonography findings was assessed...
January 11, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098115/a-novel-fibrillin-1-mutation-in-an-egyptian-marfan-family-a-proband-showing-nephrotic-syndrome-due-to-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis
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Mohammad Al-Haggar, Ashraf Bakr, Yahya Wahba, Paul J Coucke, Fatma El-Hussini, Mona Hafez, Riham Eid, Abdel-Rahman Eid, Amr Sarhan, Ali Shaltout, Ayman Hammad, Sohier Yahia, Ahmad El-Rifaie, Dina Abdel-Hadi
Marfan syndrome (MFS), the founding member of connective tissue disorder, is an autosomal dominant disease; it is caused by a deficiency of the microfibrillar protein fibrillin-1 (FBN1) and characterized by involvement of three main systems; skeletal, ocular, and cardiovascular. More than one thousand mutations in FBN1 gene on chromosome 15 were found to cause MFS. Nephrotic syndrome (NS) had been described in very few patients with MFS being attributed to membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis secondary to infective endocarditis...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097716/parental-knowledge-of-antibiotic-use-in-children-with-respiratory-infections-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Lourdes Cantarero-Arévalo, Mia Pavelics Hallas, Susanne Kaae
OBJECTIVE: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an increasing global problem. AMR threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi. The misuse and overuse of antibiotics (AB) is the major contributor to the emergence of resistant bacteria in humans. To present and describe characteristics in parents' knowledge about when and how to use AB for an upper respiratory tract infection (URTI), their attitudes towards doctors and AB use in general, and their behaviour when their child suffers from an URTI...
February 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097098/mir-34a-multiple-opposing-targets-and-one-destiny-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Radwa Alaa Yacoub, Injie Omar Fawzy, Reem Amr Assal, Karim Adel Hosny, Abdel-Rahman Nabawy Zekri, Gamal Esmat, Hend Mohamed El Tayebi, Ahmed Ihab Abdelaziz
Background and Aims: The role of miR-34a in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is controversial and several unresolved issues remain, including its expression pattern and relevance to tumor etiology, tumor stage and prognosis, and finally, its impact on apoptosis. Methods: miR-34a expression was assessed in hepatitis C virus (HCV)-induced non-metastatic HCC tissues by RT-Q-PCR. Huh-7 cells were transfected with miR-34a mimics and the impact of miR-34a was examined on 84 pro-apoptotic/anti-apoptotic genes using PCR array; its net effect was tested on cell viability via MTT assay...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090332/long-term-effect-of-intensive-lifestyle-intervention-on-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-patients-with-diabetes-in-real-world-clinical-practice-a-5-year-longitudinal-study
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Osama Hamdy, Adham Mottalib, Amr Morsi, Nuha El-Sayed, Ann Goebel-Fabbri, Gillian Arathuzik, Jacqueline Shahar, Amanda Kirpitch, John Zrebiec
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated long-term impact of sustained weight loss versus weight regain on cardiovascular risk factors in real-world clinical practice. METHODS: We evaluated 129 obese patients with diabetes enrolled in Weight Achievement and Intensive Treatment (Why WAIT) program, a 12-week clinical model of intensive lifestyle intervention. After 1 year, we divided participants into group A, who maintained <7% weight loss (47.3%) and group B (52.7%), who maintained ≥7% weight loss...
2017: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087299/when-partial-nephrectomy-is-unsuccessful-understanding-the-reasons-for-conversion-from-robotic-partial-to-radical-nephrectomy-at-a-tertiary-referral-center
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Önder Kara, Matthew J Maurice, Pascal Mouracade, Ercan Malkoç, Julien Dagenais, Ryan J Nelson, Jaya Sai Chavali, Robert J Stein, Amr Fergany, Jihad H Kaouk
OBJECTIVE: To identify the preoperative factors associated with conversion from robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN) to radical nephrectomy (RN), and to report the incidence of this event. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Using our institutional review board-approved database, we abstracted data on 1023 RPN cases performed at our center between 2010 and 2015. Standard and converted cases were compared in terms of patients and tumor characteristics and perioperative, functional, and oncological outcomes...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078112/molecular-spectrum-of-kras-nras-braf-pik3ca-tp53-and-apc-somatic-gene-mutations-in-arab-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-determination-of-frequency-and-distribution-pattern
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Humaid O Al-Shamsi, Jeremy Jones, Yazan Fahmawi, Ibrahim Dahbour, Aziz Tabash, Reham Abdel-Wahab, Ahmed O S Abousamra, Kenna R Shaw, Lianchun Xiao, Manal M Hassan, Benjamin R Kipp, Scott Kopetz, Amr S Soliman, Robert R McWilliams, Robert A Wolff
BACKGROUND: The frequency rates of mutations such as KRAS, NRAS, BRAF, and PIK3CA in colorectal cancer (CRC) differ among populations. The aim of this study was to assess mutation frequencies in the Arab population and determine their correlations with certain clinicopathological features. METHODS: Arab patients from the Arab Gulf region and a population of age- and sex-matched Western patients with CRC whose tumors were evaluated with next-generation sequencing (NGS) were identified and retrospectively reviewed...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077671/impact-of-long-term-care-facility-residence-on-the-antibiotic-resistance-of-urinary-tract-escherichia-coli-and-klebsiella
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Alicia Rosello, Andrew C Hayward, Susan Hopkins, Carolyne Horner, Dean Ironmonger, Peter M Hawkey, Sarah R Deeny
BACKGROUND: Long-term care facilities (LTCFs) are thought to be important reservoirs of antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) bacteria; however, there is no routine surveillance of resistance in LTCF residents, or large population-based studies comparing AMR in LTCFs with the community, so the relative burden of AMR in LTCFs remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: To compare the frequency of antibiotic resistance of urinary tract bacteria from residents of LTCFs for the elderly and adults aged 70 years or older living in the community...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076423/unique-features-of-germline-variation-in-five-egyptian-familial-breast-cancer-families-revealed-by-exome-sequencing
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Yeong C Kim, Amr S Soliman, Jian Cui, Mohamed Ramadan, Ahmed Hablas, Mohamed Abouelhoda, Nehal Hussien, Ola Ahmed, Abdel-Rahman Nabawy Zekri, Ibrahim A Seifeldin, San Ming Wang
Genetic predisposition increases the risk of familial breast cancer. Recent studies indicate that genetic predisposition for familial breast cancer can be ethnic-specific. However, current knowledge of genetic predisposition for the disease is predominantly derived from Western populations. Using this existing information as the sole reference to judge the predisposition in non-Western populations is not adequate and can potentially lead to misdiagnosis. Efforts are required to collect genetic predisposition from non-Western populations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073664/extract-of-bulbus-fritillaria-cirrhosa-perturbs-spindle-assembly-checkpoint-induces-mitotic-aberrations-and-genomic-instability-in-human-colon-epithelial-cell-line
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Xihan Guo, Juan Ni, Jinglun Xue, Xu Wang
BACKGROUND: Bulbus Fritillaria cirrhosa D. Don (BFC) has been used in China as a folk medicine for the treatment of cough and asthma for more than 2000 years. The antitussive and antiasthmatic effects of BFC have been reported before, nevertheless its toxicity and safety have not been documented. This study investigated the possible effects of BFC on spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC), mitotic fidelity and genomic stability in human NCM460 colon epithelial cells. METHODS: Cells were treated with BFC (0, 20, 40, 80 and 160μg/ml) for 24, 48 and 72h and harvested differently according to the biomarkers observed...
January 7, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072403/antimicrobial-resistant-sexually-transmitted-infections-gonorrhoea-and-mycoplasma-genitalium
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REVIEW
Magnus Unemo, Jorgen S Jensen
The emergence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major concern worldwide and already compromises treatment effectiveness and control of several bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Mycoplasma genitalium are evolving into so-called superbugs that can become resistant, both in vitro and clinically, to essentially all antimicrobials available for treatment, causing exceedingly difficult-to-treat or untreatable STIs and threatening global public health. Widespread AMR in these bacteria is likely to persist and even worsen in the future, owing to the high number of infections, widespread and uncontrolled use of antimicrobials, limited surveillance of AMR and clinical failures, as well as the extraordinary capacity of these bacteria to develop AMR...
January 10, 2017: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065719/the-currarino-triad-what-pediatric-surgeons-need-to-know
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Amr Abdelhamid AbouZeid, Shaimaa Abdelsattar Mohammad, Mohammad Abolfotoh, Ahmed Bassiouny Radwan, Mohamed Mohamed ElSayed Ismail, Tarek Ahmed Hassan
PURPOSE: We report our experience in managing a group of patients with Currarino syndrome, highlighting diagnostic challenges, surgical techniques, in addition to a review of current neurosurgical options. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included patients with Currarino syndrome who presented to our pediatric surgery department during the period 2010 through 2016. The 'sacral scimitar' in plain X-ray provided the clue for the diagnosis; while MRI examination was essential to define the nature of the presacral mass and associated spinal anomalies...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060025/antibody-mediated-rejection-what-is-the-clinical-relevance
#17
Rachel Hogen, Joseph DiNorcia, Kiran Dhanireddy
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The review outlines the diagnosis, clinical implications, and treatment strategies for acute and chronic antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). RECENT FINDINGS: A combination of clinical work-up, histopathology, C4d staining, and donor-specific antibody (DSA) should be used to diagnose AMR. The differential diagnosis for idiopathic fibrosis now includes chronic AMR. Characterization of pathogenic DSA continues to progress...
January 3, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058219/impact-of-preformed-donor-specific-antibodies-against-hla-class-i-on-kidney-graft-outcomes-comparative-analysis-of-exclusively-anti-cw-vs-anti-a-and-or-b-antibodies
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Sofia Santos, Jorge Malheiro, Sandra Tafulo, Leonídio Dias, Rute Carmo, Susana Sampaio, Marta Costa, Andreia Campos, Sofia Pedroso, Manuela Almeida, La Salete Martins, Castro Henriques, António Cabrita
AIM: To analyze the clinical impact of preformed antiHLA-Cw vs antiHLA-A and/or -B donor-specific antibodies (DSA) in kidney transplantation. METHODS: Retrospective study, comparing 12 patients transplanted with DSA exclusively antiHLA-Cw with 23 patients with preformed DSA antiHLA-A and/or B. RESULTS: One year after transplantation there were no differences in terms of acute rejection between the two groups (3 and 6 cases, respectively in the DSA-Cw and the DSA-A-B groups; P = 1)...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056219/antimicrobial-resistant-escherichia-coli-and-enterococcus-spp-isolated-from-miranda-donkey-equus-asinus-an-old-problem-from-a-new-source-with-a-different-approach
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Isabel Carvalho, Rosa Del Campo, Margarida Sousa, Nuno Silva, João Carrola, Catarina Marinho, Tiago Santos, Silvia Carvalho, Miguel Nóvoa, Miguel Quaresma, José Eduardo Pereira, Marta Cobo, Gilberto Igrejas, Patricia Poeta
The Miranda Donkey (Equus asinus) is an endangered asinine from Miranda do Douro region, located in North East of Portugal. We study the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and virulence genes in Escherichia coli and Enterococcus spp. isolates from these animals. In March 2014, a total of 66 faecal samples were recovered from independent animals. Antibiotic resistance was determined by the disk diffusion method. Carriage of genes codifying for antibiotic resistant and virulent factors was analyzed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049940/liposomal-delivery-systems-design-optimization-and-current-applications
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Amr Selim Abu Lila, Tatsuhiro Ishida
The liposome, a closed phospholipid bilayered vesicular system, has received considerable attention as a pharmaceutical carrier of great potential over the past 30 years. The ability of liposomes to encapsulate both hydrophilic and hydrophobic drugs, coupled with their biocompatibility and biodegradability, make liposomes attractive vehicles in the field of drug delivery. In addition, great technical advances such as remote drug loading, triggered release liposomes, ligand-targeted liposomes, liposomes containing combinations of drugs, and so on, have led to the widespread use of liposomes in diverse areas as delivery vehicles for anti-cancer, bio-active molecules, diagnostics, and therapeutic agents...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
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