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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095477/the-burden-of-mental-disorders-in-the-eastern-mediterranean-region-1990-2013
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Raghid Charara, Mohammad Forouzanfar, Mohsen Naghavi, Maziar Moradi-Lakeh, Ashkan Afshin, Theo Vos, Farah Daoud, Haidong Wang, Charbel El Bcheraoui, Ibrahim Khalil, Randah R Hamadeh, Ardeshir Khosravi, Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar, Yousef Khader, Nawal Al-Hamad, Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer, Anwar Rafay, Rana Asghar, Saleem M Rana, Amira Shaheen, Niveen M E Abu-Rmeileh, Abdullatif Husseini, Laith J Abu-Raddad, Tawfik Khoja, Zulfa A Al Rayess, Fadia S AlBuhairan, Mohamed Hsairi, Mahmoud A Alomari, Raghib Ali, Gholamreza Roshandel, Abdullah Sulieman Terkawi, Samer Hamidi, Amany H Refaat, Ronny Westerman, Aliasghar Ahmad Kiadaliri, Ali S Akanda, Syed Danish Ali, Umar Bacha, Alaa Badawi, Shahrzad Bazargan-Hejazi, Imad A D Faghmous, Seyed-Mohammad Fereshtehnejad, Florian Fischer, Jost B Jonas, Barthelemy Kuate Defo, Alem Mehari, Saad B Omer, Farshad Pourmalek, Olalekan A Uthman, Ali A Mokdad, Fadi T Maalouf, Foad Abd-Allah, Nadia Akseer, Dinesh Arya, Rohan Borschmann, Alexandra Brazinova, Traolach S Brugha, Ferrán Catalá-López, Louisa Degenhardt, Alize Ferrari, Josep Maria Haro, Masako Horino, John C Hornberger, Hsiang Huang, Christian Kieling, Daniel Kim, Yunjin Kim, Ann Kristin Knudsen, Philip B Mitchell, George Patton, Rajesh Sagar, Maheswar Satpathy, Kim Savuon, Soraya Seedat, Ivy Shiue, Jens Christoffer Skogen, Dan J Stein, Karen M Tabb, Harvey A Whiteford, Paul Yip, Naohiro Yonemoto, Christopher J L Murray, Ali H Mokdad
The Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) is witnessing an increase in chronic disorders, including mental illness. With ongoing unrest, this is expected to rise. This is the first study to quantify the burden of mental disorders in the EMR. We used data from the Global Burden of Disease study (GBD) 2013. DALYs (disability-adjusted life years) allow assessment of both premature mortality (years of life lost-YLLs) and nonfatal outcomes (years lived with disability-YLDs). DALYs are computed by adding YLLs and YLDs for each age-sex-country group...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074679/vitamin-d-treatment-improves-levels-of-sexual-hormones-metabolic-parameters-and-erectile-function-in-middle-aged-vitamin-d-deficient-men
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Onder Canguven, Raidh A Talib, Walid El Ansari, Dany-Jan Yassin, Abdullah Al Naimi
BACKGROUND: The associations between serum vitamin D (VD), serum testosterone (TT) and metabolic syndrome are complex and with limited published research, particularly on the effects of VD treatment on sexual hormones, erectile function and the metabolic syndrome. OBJECTIVES: This study assessed whether a monthly high dose VD treatment for 12 months in VD deficient middle-aged men was associated with: changes in levels of sexual hormones, improvement of diabetes control and metabolic syndrome components, better erectile function [International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF)-5 questionnaire]; and changes in a prostate marker...
January 11, 2017: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046015/the-relationship-between-25-oh-d-levels-vitamin-d-and-bone-mineral-density-bmd-in-a-saudi-population-in-a-community-based-setting
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Abdullah Alkhenizan, Ahmed Mahmoud, Aneela Hussain, Alia Gabr, Suad Alsoghayer, Abdelmoneim Eldali
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to an increased risk of osteoporosis. Vitamin D deficiency has reached high levels in the Saudi population, but there is conflicting evidence both in the Saudi population, and worldwide, regarding the existence of a correlation between these low vitamin D levels and reduced BMD (bone mineral density), or osteoporosis. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was primarily to determine whether there was a correlation between vitamin D deficiency and osteoporosis in the Saudi population...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025693/laparoscopic-versus-open-inguinal-hernia-repair-in-children-%C3%A2-3-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Colin D Gause, Maria G Sacco Casamassima, Jingyan Yang, Grace Hsiung, Daniel Rhee, Jose H Salazar, Dominic Papandria, Howard I Pryor, Dylan Stewart, Jeffrey Lukish, Paul Colombani, Nicole M Chandler, Emilie Johnson, Fizan Abdullah
PURPOSE: Laparoscopy is being increasingly applied to pediatric inguinal hernia repair. In younger children, however, open repair remains preferred due to concerns related to anesthesia and technical challenges. We sought to assess outcomes after laparoscopic and open inguinal hernia repair in children less than or equal to 3 years. METHODS: A prospective, single-blind, parallel group randomized controlled trial was conducted at three clinical sites. Children ≤3 years of age with reducible unilateral or bilateral inguinal hernias were randomized to laparoscopic herniorrhaphy (LH) or open herniorrhaphy (OH)...
December 26, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009631/brief-telephone-delivered-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-targeted-to-parents-of-children-with-functional-abdominal-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Rona L Levy, Shelby L Langer, Miranda A L van Tilburg, Joan M Romano, Tasha B Murphy, Lynn S Walker, Lloyd A Mancl, Robyn L Claar, Melissa M DuPen, William E Whitehead, Bisher Abdullah, Kimberly S Swanson, Melissa D Baker, Susan A Stoner, Dennis L Christie, Andrew D Feld
Pediatric functional abdominal pain disorders (FAPD) are associated with increased healthcare utilization, school absences, and poor quality of life (QoL). Cost-effective and accessible interventions are needed. This multi-site study tested the effects of a 3-session cognitive-behavioral intervention delivered to parents, in person or remotely, on the primary outcome of pain severity and secondary outcomes (process measures) of parental solicitousness, pain beliefs, catastrophizing, and child-reported coping...
December 15, 2016: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009143/robotic-intracorporeal-urinary-diversion-practical-review-of-current-surgical-techniques
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Fabrizio Dal Moro, Georges P Haber, Peter Wiklund, Abdullah E Canda, Mevlana D Balbay, Arnulf Stenzl, Filiberto Zattoni, Joan Palou, Inderbir Gill, James W Catto
In this practical review, we discuss current surgical techniques reported in the literature to perform intracorporeal urinary diversion (ICUD) after robotic radical cystectomy (RARC), emphasizing criticisms of single approaches and making comparisons with extracorporeal urinary diversion (ECUD). Although almost 97% of all RARCs use an ECUD, ICUD is gaining in popularity, in view of its potential benefits (i.e., decreased bowel exposure, etc.), although there are a few studies comparing ICUD and ECUD. Analyzing single experiences and the data from recent metanalyses, we emphasize the current critiques to ICUD, stressing particular technical details which could reduce operative time, lowering the postoperative complications rate, and improving functional outcomes...
February 2017: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007759/magnetic-resonance-perfusion-image-features-uncover-an-angiogenic-subgroup-of-glioblastoma-patients-with-poor-survival-and-better-response-to-antiangiogenic-treatment
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Tiffany T Liu, Achal S Achrol, Lex A Mitchell, Scott A Rodriguez, Abdullah Feroze, Christine Kim, Navjot Chaudhary, Olivier Gevaert, Josh M Stuart, Griffith R Harsh, Steven D Chang, Daniel L Rubin
BACKGROUND: In previous clinical trials, antiangiogenic therapies such as bevacizumab did not show efficacy in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma (GBM). This may be a result of the heterogeneity of GBM, which has a variety of imaging-based phenotypes and gene expression patterns. In this study, we sought to identify a phenotypic subtype of GBM patients who have distinct tumor-image features and molecular activities and who may benefit from antiangiogenic therapies. METHODS: Quantitative image features characterizing subregions of tumors and the whole tumor were extracted from preoperative and pretherapy perfusion magnetic resonance (MR) images of 117 GBM patients in 2 independent cohorts...
December 22, 2016: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005708/an-early-life-course-association-of-pulse-pressure-with-adulthood-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-evidence-from-a-large-community-based-birth-cohort-study
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Sumon K Das, Harold D McIntyre, Abdullah Al Mamun
BACKGROUND: Little is known about pulse pressure (PP) during early life and its association with renal function at young adulthood. This study describes an early life course association of PP with adult renal function at 30 years from a large community-based birth cohort study in Australia. METHOD: Sample comprises 1169 young adults aged 30 years from the Mater-University of Queensland Study of Pregnancy, whose blood pressure was recorded in at least three follow-ups (5, 14, 21, and 30 years) and renal function was assessed at 30 years...
February 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003778/the-adjunctive-use-of-pre-operative-intravitreal-bevacizumab-in-the-setting-of-proliferative-diabetic-retinopathy
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Abdullah Al-Kharashi, Tural Galbinur, Efrem D Mandelcorn, Rajeev H Muni, Mir Nabavi, Peter J Kertes
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of pre-operative intravitreal bevacizumab injection on the rate of postoperative vitreous hemorrhage in patients undergoing vitrectomy for complications of proliferative diabetic retinopathy. METHODS: Consecutive retrospective comparative cohort study. Forty eyes of 37 patients who received pre-operative intravitreal bevacizumab 1.25 mg were compared to a similar group of 44 eyes of 44 patients who had undergone vitrectomy surgery prior to the availability and widespread use of pre-operative intravitreal bevacizumab...
October 2016: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984492/brief-telephone-delivered-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-targeted-to-parents-of-children-with-functional-abdominal-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Rona L Levy, Shelby L Langer, Miranda A L van Tilburg, Joan M Romano, Tasha B Murphy, Lynn S Walker, Lloyd A Mancl, Robyn L Claar, Melissa M DuPen, William E Whitehead, Bisher Abdullah, Kimberly S Swanson, Melissa D Baker, Susan A Stoner, Dennis L Christie, Andrew D Feld
Pediatric functional abdominal pain disorders (FAPD) are associated with increased healthcare utilization, school absences, and poor quality of life (QoL). Cost-effective and accessible interventions are needed. This multi-site study tested the effects of a 3-session cognitive-behavioral intervention delivered to parents, in person or remotely, on the primary outcome of pain severity and secondary outcomes (process measures) of parental solicitousness, pain beliefs, catastrophizing, and child-reported coping...
December 15, 2016: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982513/a-new-iridoid-dimer-and-other-constituents-from-the-traditional-kurdish-plant-pterocephalus-nestorianus-nab
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Fuad O Abdullah, Faiq H S Hussain, Marco Clericuzio, Alessio Porta, Giovanni Vidari
Accompanied by other rare compounds, a new iridoid dimer, named kurdnestorianoside (1), showing an unprecedented secologanol stereochemistry, has been isolated for the first time from the Kurdish medicinal plant Pterocephalus nestorianus, which is used in Kurdistan for treating oral diseases and inflammation. The structure of 1 was established from 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopic data. Kaempferol 3-O-(3'',6''-di-O-E-p-coumaroyl) β-D-glucopyranoside (7) showed a remarkable antiproliferative activity against several human tumor cell lines...
December 16, 2016: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956625/clarifying-intact-3d-tissues-on-a-microfluidic-chip-for-high-throughput-structural-analysis
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Yih Yang Chen, Pamuditha N Silva, Abdullah Muhammed Syed, Shrey Sindhwani, Jonathan V Rocheleau, Warren C W Chan
On-chip imaging of intact three-dimensional tissues within microfluidic devices is fundamentally hindered by intratissue optical scattering, which impedes their use as tissue models for high-throughput screening assays. Here, we engineered a microfluidic system that preserves and converts tissues into optically transparent structures in less than 1 d, which is 20× faster than current passive clearing approaches. Accelerated clearing was achieved because the microfluidic system enhanced the exchange of interstitial fluids by 567-fold, which increased the rate of removal of optically scattering lipid molecules from the cross-linked tissue...
December 27, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939304/pooling-and-expanding-registries-of-familial-hypercholesterolaemia-to-assess-gaps-in-care-and-improve-disease-management-and-outcomes-rationale-and-design-of-the-global-eas-familial-hypercholesterolaemia-studies-collaboration
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Antonio J Vallejo-Vaz, Asif Akram, Sreenivasa Rao Kondapally Seshasai, Della Cole, Gerald F Watts, G Kees Hovingh, John J P Kastelein, Pedro Mata, Frederick J Raal, Raul D Santos, Handrean Soran, Tomas Freiberger, Marianne Abifadel, Carlos A Aguilar-Salinas, Fahad Alnouri, Rodrigo Alonso, Khalid Al-Rasadi, Maciej Banach, Martin P Bogsrud, Mafalda Bourbon, Eric Bruckert, Josip Car, Richard Ceska, Pablo Corral, Olivier Descamps, Hans Dieplinger, Can T Do, Ronen Durst, Marat V Ezhov, Zlatko Fras, Dan Gaita, Isabel M Gaspar, Jaques Genest, Mariko Harada-Shiba, Lixin Jiang, Meral Kayikcioglu, Carolyn S P Lam, Gustavs Latkovskis, Ulrich Laufs, Evangelos Liberopoulos, Jie Lin, Nan Lin, Vincent Maher, Nelson Majano, A David Marais, Winfried März, Erkin Mirrakhimov, André R Miserez, Olena Mitchenko, Hapizah Nawawi, Lennart Nilsson, Børge G Nordestgaard, György Paragh, Zaneta Petrulioniene, Belma Pojskic, Željko Reiner, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Lourdes E Santos, Heribert Schunkert, Abdullah Shehab, M Naceur Slimane, Mario Stoll, Ta-Chen Su, Andrey Susekov, Myra Tilney, Brian Tomlinson, Alexandros D Tselepis, Branislav Vohnout, Elisabeth Widén, Shizuya Yamashita, Alberico L Catapano, Kausik K Ray
BACKGROUND: The potential for global collaborations to better inform public health policy regarding major non-communicable diseases has been successfully demonstrated by several large-scale international consortia. However, the true public health impact of familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH), a common genetic disorder associated with premature cardiovascular disease, is yet to be reliably ascertained using similar approaches. The European Atherosclerosis Society FH Studies Collaboration (EAS FHSC) is a new initiative of international stakeholders which will help establish a global FH registry to generate large-scale, robust data on the burden of FH worldwide...
December 2016: Atherosclerosis. Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938321/high-yield-recombinant-expression-and-purification-of-marginally-soluble-short-elastin-like-polypeptides
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Markian S Bahniuk, Abdullah K Alshememry, Larry D Unsworth
The protocol described here is designed as an extension of existing techniques for creating elastin-like polypeptides. It allows for the expression and purification of elastin-like polypeptide (ELP) constructs that are poorly expressed or have very low transition temperatures. DNA concatemerization has been modified to reduce issues caused by methylation sensitivity and inefficient cloning. Linearization of the modified expression vector has been altered to greatly increase cleavage efficiency. The purification regimen is based upon using denaturing metal affinity chromatography to fully solubilize and, if necessary, pre-concentrate the target peptide before purification by inverse temperature cycling (ITC)...
December 1, 2016: BioTechniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936657/constructing-three-dimensional-mesoporous-bouquet-posy-like-tio2-superstructures-with-radially-oriented-mesochannels-and-single-crystal-walls
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Yong Liu, Kun Lan, Shushuang Li, Yongmei Liu, Biao Kong, Geng Wang, Pengfei Zhang, Ruicong Wang, Haili He, Yun Ling, Abdullah M Al-Enizi, Ahmed A Elzatahry, Yong Cao, Gang Chen, Dongyuan Zhao
Constructing three-dimensional (3-D) hierarchical mesostructures with unique morphology, pore orientation, single-crystal nature, and functionality remains a great challenge in materials science. Here, we report a confined microemulsion self-assembly approach to synthesize an unprecedented type of 3-D highly ordered mesoporous TiO2 superstructure (Level-1), which consists of 1 spherical core and 12 symmetric satellite hemispheres epitaxially growing out of the core vertices. A more complex and asymmetric TiO2 superstructure (Level-2) with 13 spherical cores and up to 44 symmetric satellite hemispheres can also be well manipulated by increasing the size or content of impregnated TiO2 precursor emulsion droplets...
December 21, 2016: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928080/burden-of-diarrhea-in-the-eastern-mediterranean-region-1990-2013-findings-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2013
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Ibrahim Khalil, Danny V Colombara, Mohammad Hossein Forouzanfar, Christopher Troeger, Farah Daoud, Maziar Moradi-Lakeh, Charbel El Bcheraoui, Puja C Rao, Ashkan Afshin, Raghid Charara, Kalkidan Hassen Abate, Mohammed Magdy Abd El Razek, Foad Abd-Allah, Remon Abu-Elyazeed, Aliasghar Ahmad Kiadaliri, Ali Shafqat Akanda, Nadia Akseer, Khurshid Alam, Deena Alasfoor, Raghib Ali, Mohammad A AlMazroa, Mahmoud A Alomari, Rajaa Mohammad Salem Al-Raddadi, Ubai Alsharif, Shirina Alsowaidi, Khalid A Altirkawi, Nelson Alvis-Guzman, Walid Ammar, Carl Abelardo T Antonio, Hamid Asayesh, Rana Jawad Asghar, Suleman Atique, Ashish Awasthi, Umar Bacha, Alaa Badawi, Aleksandra Barac, Neeraj Bedi, Tolesa Bekele, Isabela M Bensenor, Balem Demtsu Betsu, Zulfiqar Bhutta, Aref A Bin Abdulhak, Zahid A Butt, Hadi Danawi, Manisha Dubey, Aman Yesuf Endries, Imad D A Faghmous, Talha Farid, Maryam S Farvid, Farshad Farzadfar, Seyed-Mohammad Fereshtehnejad, Florian Fischer, Joseph Robert Anderson Fitchett, Katherine B Gibney, Ibrahim Abdelmageem Mohamed Ginawi, Melkamu Dedefo Gishu, Harish Chander Gugnani, Rahul Gupta, Gessessew Bugssa Hailu, Randah Ribhi Hamadeh, Samer Hamidi, Hilda L Harb, Mohammad T Hedayati, Mohamed Hsairi, Abdullatif Husseini, Nader Jahanmehr, Mehdi Javanbakht, Tariku Jibat, Jost B Jonas, Amir Kasaeian, Yousef Saleh Khader, Abdur Rahman Khan, Ejaz Ahmad Khan, Gulfaraz Khan, Tawfik Ahmed Muthafer Khoja, Yohannes Kinfu, Niranjan Kissoon, Ai Koyanagi, Aparna Lal, Asma Abdul Abdul Latif, Raimundas Lunevicius, Hassan Magdy Abd El Razek, Azeem Majeed, Reza Malekzadeh, Alem Mehari, Alemayehu B Mekonnen, Yohannes Adama Melaku, Ziad A Memish, Walter Mendoza, Awoke Misganaw, Layla Abdalla Ibrahim Mohamed, Jean B Nachega, Quyen Le Nguyen, Muhammad Imran Nisar, Emmanuel Kwame Peprah, James A Platts-Mills, Farshad Pourmalek, Mostafa Qorbani, Anwar Rafay, Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar, Sajjad Ur Rahman, Rajesh Kumar Rai, Saleem M Rana, Chhabi L Ranabhat, Sowmya R Rao, Amany H Refaat, Mark Riddle, Gholamreza Roshandel, George Mugambage Ruhago, Muhammad Muhammad Saleh, Juan R Sanabria, Monika Sawhney, Sadaf G Sepanlou, Tesfaye Setegn, Karen Sliwa, Chandrashekhar T Sreeramareddy, Bryan L Sykes, Mohammad Tavakkoli, Bemnet Amare Tedla, Abdullah S Terkawi, Kingsley Ukwaja, Olalekan A Uthman, Ronny Westerman, Mamo Wubshet, Muluken A Yenesew, Naohiro Yonemoto, Mustafa Z Younis, Zoubida Zaidi, Maysaa El Sayed Zaki, Abdullah A Al Rabeeah, Haidong Wang, Mohsen Naghavi, Theo Vos, Alan D Lopez, Christopher J L Murray, Ali H Mokdad
Diarrheal diseases (DD) are leading causes of disease burden, death, and disability, especially in children in low-income settings. DD can also impact a child's potential livelihood through stunted physical growth, cognitive impairment, and other sequelae. As part of the Global Burden of Disease Study, we estimated DD burden, and the burden attributable to specific risk factors and particular etiologies, in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) between 1990 and 2013. For both sexes and all ages, we calculated disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), which are the sum of years of life lost and years lived with disability...
December 7, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912738/hepatoprotective-activity-of-lepidium-sativum-seeds-against-d-galactosamine-lipopolysaccharide-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-animal-model
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Mohammad Raish, Ajaz Ahmad, Khalid M Alkharfy, Syed Rizwan Ahamad, Kazi Mohsin, Fahad I Al-Jenoobi, Abdullah M Al-Mohizea, Mushtaq Ahmad Ansari
BACKGROUND: Fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) is clinical syndrome with very poor prognosis and high mortality there is urgent need for the development of safe and non-toxic hepatoprotective agents for the adequate management of hepatitis. Hepatoprotective effect of the Lepidium sativum ethanolic extract (LSEE) was assessed by D-galactosamine-induced/lipopolysaccharide (400 mg/kg and 30 μg/kg) liver damage model in rats. METHODS: Hepatoprotective activity of LSEE (150 and 300 mg/kg) and silymarin on D-GalN/LPS induced FHF in rat was assessed using several liver function enzyme parameters...
December 3, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908689/pcsk9-genetic-variants-and-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-a-mendelian-randomisation-study
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Amand F Schmidt, Daniel I Swerdlow, Michael V Holmes, Riyaz S Patel, Zammy Fairhurst-Hunter, Donald M Lyall, Fernando Pires Hartwig, Bernardo Lessa Horta, Elina Hyppönen, Christine Power, Max Moldovan, Erik van Iperen, G Kees Hovingh, Ilja Demuth, Kristina Norman, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Juri Demuth, Lars Bertram, Tian Liu, Stefan Coassin, Johann Willeit, Stefan Kiechl, Karin Willeit, Dan Mason, John Wright, Richard Morris, Goya Wanamethee, Peter Whincup, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Stela McLachlan, Jackie F Price, Mika Kivimaki, Catherine Welch, Adelaida Sanchez-Galvez, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Andrew Nicolaides, Andrie G Panayiotou, N Charlotte Onland-Moret, Yvonne T van der Schouw, Giuseppe Matullo, Giovanni Fiorito, Simonetta Guarrera, Carlotta Sacerdote, Nicholas J Wareham, Claudia Langenberg, Robert Scott, Jian'an Luan, Martin Bobak, Sofia Malyutina, Andrzej Pająk, Ruzena Kubinova, Abdonas Tamosiunas, Hynek Pikhart, Lise Lotte Nystrup Husemoen, Niels Grarup, Oluf Pedersen, Torben Hansen, Allan Linneberg, Kenneth Starup Simonsen, Jackie Cooper, Steve E Humphries, Murray Brilliant, Terrie Kitchner, Hakon Hakonarson, David S Carrell, Catherine A McCarty, H Lester Kirchner, Eric B Larson, David R Crosslin, Mariza de Andrade, Dan M Roden, Joshua C Denny, Cara Carty, Stephen Hancock, John Attia, Elizabeth Holliday, Martin O' Donnell, Salim Yusuf, Michael Chong, Guillaume Pare, Pim van der Harst, M Abdullah Said, Ruben N Eppinga, Niek Verweij, Harold Snieder, Tim Christen, Dennis O Mook-Kanamori, Stefan Gustafsson, Lars Lind, Erik Ingelsson, Raha Pazoki, Oscar Franco, Albert Hofman, Andre Uitterlinden, Abbas Dehghan, Alexander Teumer, Sebastian Baumeister, Marcus Dörr, Markus M Lerch, Uwe Völker, Henry Völzke, Joey Ward, Jill P Pell, Daniel J Smith, Tom Meade, Anke H Maitland-van der Zee, Ekaterina V Baranova, Robin Young, Ian Ford, Archie Campbell, Sandosh Padmanabhan, Michiel L Bots, Diederick E Grobbee, Philippe Froguel, Dorothée Thuillier, Beverley Balkau, Amélie Bonnefond, Bertrand Cariou, Melissa Smart, Yanchun Bao, Meena Kumari, Anubha Mahajan, Paul M Ridker, Daniel I Chasman, Alex P Reiner, Leslie A Lange, Marylyn D Ritchie, Folkert W Asselbergs, Juan-Pablo Casas, Brendan J Keating, David Preiss, Aroon D Hingorani, Naveed Sattar
BACKGROUND: Statin treatment and variants in the gene encoding HMG-CoA reductase are associated with reductions in both the concentration of LDL cholesterol and the risk of coronary heart disease, but also with modest hyperglycaemia, increased bodyweight, and modestly increased risk of type 2 diabetes, which in no way offsets their substantial benefits. We sought to investigate the associations of LDL cholesterol-lowering PCSK9 variants with type 2 diabetes and related biomarkers to gauge the likely effects of PCSK9 inhibitors on diabetes risk...
November 28, 2016: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906795/factors-determining-the-outcome-of-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-patients-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-at-king-faisal-specialist-hospital-and-research-center-riyadh-saudi-arabia
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Suleimman Al-Sweedan, Amal Al-Seraihy, Ali Al-Ahmari, Abdullah Al-Jefri, Viqaruddin Mohammed, Rafat Jafri, Khawar Siddiqui, Mouhab Ayas
Medical records of 82 patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who underwent hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) at our institution from 2005 to 2011 were reviewed. Forty-five patients were male (54.8%). The median age at HCT was 7.46 years (range, 0.98 to 14.31 y), the median time to HCT after diagnosis was 12.56 months. Ten patients were below the age of 1 year (12%). All patients were in complete remission at the time of HCT. In 83 transplants, 64 patients received HCT from human leukocyte antigen-identical-related donors and 19 from other donors...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903541/lifelong-physical-activity-regardless-of-dose-is-not-associated-with-myocardial-fibrosis
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Shuaib M Abdullah, Kyler W Barkley, Paul S Bhella, Jeffrey L Hastings, Susan Matulevicius, Naoki Fujimoto, Shigeki Shibata, Graeme Carrick-Ranson, M Dean Palmer, Nainesh Gandhi, Laura F DeFina, Benjamin D Levine
BACKGROUND: Recent reports have suggested that long-term, intensive physical training may be associated with adverse cardiovascular effects, including the development of myocardial fibrosis. However, the dose-response association of different levels of lifelong physical activity on myocardial fibrosis has not been evaluated. METHODS AND RESULTS: Seniors free of major chronic illnesses were recruited from predefined populations based on the consistent documentation of stable physical activity over >25 years and were classified into 4 groups by the number of sessions/week of aerobic activities ≥30 minutes: sedentary (group 1), <2 sessions; casual (group 2), 2 to 3 sessions; committed (group 3), 4 to 5 sessions; and Masters athletes (group 4), 6 to 7 sessions plus regular competitions...
November 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
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