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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912191/cancer-risk-from-polycyclic-aromatic-compounds-in-fine-particulate-matter-generated-from-household-coal-combustion-in-xuanwei-china
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K H Lui, Benjamin A Musa Bandowe, Linwei Tian, Chi-Sing Chan, Jun-Ji Cao, Zhi Ning, S C Lee, K F Ho
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and their polar derivatives (oxygenated PAHs: OPAHs and azaarenes: AZAs) were characterized in fine particulates (PM2.5) emitted from indoor coal combustion. Samples were collected in Xuanwei (Yunnan Province), a region in China with a high rate of lung cancer. A sample from the community with the highest mortality contained the highest total concentration of PAHs, OPAHs and AZAs and posed the highest excess cancer risk from a lifetime of inhaling fine particulates. Positive correlations between total carbonyl-OPAHs, total AZAs and total PAHs implied that the emissions were dependent on similar factors, regardless of sample location and type...
November 29, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907019/the-effects-of-transdermally-delivered-oleanolic-acid-on-malaria-parasites-and-blood-glucose-homeostasis-in-p-berghei-infected-male-sprague-dawley-rats
#2
Happiness P Sibiya, Musa V Mabandla, Cephas T Musabayane
The present study investigated the effects of transdermally delivered oleanolic acid (OA) monotherapy and in combination with chloroquine (CHQ) on malaria parasites and glucose homeostasis of P. berghei-infected male Sprague-Dawley rats. Oral glucose test (OGT) responses to OA-pectin patch and CHQ-OA combination matrix patch were monitored in non-infected and infected rats. To evaluate the short-term effects of treatment, percentage parasitaemia, blood glucose, glycogen and plasma insulin were monitored in separate groups of animals treated with either OA-patch monotherapy or CHQ-OA combination pectin patch over a 21-days period...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904970/reliability-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-versus-arthroscopy-for-the-diagnosis-and-classification-of-superior-glenoid-labrum-anterior-to-posterior-lesions
#3
Fatih Yıldız, Kerem Bilsel, Anıl Pulatkan, Gökçer Uzer, Ayşe Aralaşmak, Musa Atay
PURPOSE: The physical examination of the shoulder is usually not reliable for the true diagnosis of superior glenoid labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesions. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been routinely used for the diagnosis. This prospective study investigates the radiological diagnosis of the SLAP lesions and compares accuracy of arthroscopic and MRI classifications. METHODS: One hundred thirty-two patients with positive physical examination signs using O'Brien, Yergason, resistance supination external rotation and Krank tests and MRI findings are included in the study...
November 30, 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904421/cannabis-induced-moto-cognitive-dysfunction-in-wistar-rats-ameliorative-efficacy-of-nigella-sativa
#4
Aminu Imam, Moyosore Saliu Ajao, Abdulbasit Amin, Wahab Imam Abdulmajeed, Abdulmumin Ibrahim, Olayemi Joseph Olajide, Musa Iyiola Ajibola, Abdulmusawir Alli-Oluwafuyi, Wasiu Gbolahan Balogun
BACKGROUND: Cannabis is a widely used illicit drug with various threats of personality syndrome, and Nigella sativa has been widely implicated as having therapeutic efficacy in many neurological diseases. The present study investigates the ameliorative efficacy of Nigella sativa oil (NSO) on cannabis-induced moto-cognitive defects. METHODS: Scopolamine (1 mg/kg i.p.) was given to induce dementia as a standard base line for cannabis (20 mg/kg)-induced cognitive impairment, followed by an oral administration of NSO (1 ml/kg) for 14 consecutive days...
September 2016: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904419/reporting-statistical-results-in-medical-journals
#5
EDITORIAL
Wan Nor Arifin, Abdullah Sarimah, Bachok Norsa'adah, Yaacob Najib Majdi, Ab Hamid Siti-Azrin, Musa Kamarul Imran, Abd Aziz Aniza, Lin Naing
Statistical editors of the Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences (MJMS) must go through many submitted manuscripts, focusing on the statistical aspect of the manuscripts. However, the editors notice myriad styles of reporting the statistical results, which are not standardised among the authors. This could be due to the lack of clear written instructions on reporting statistics in the guidelines for authors. The aim of this editorial is to briefly outline reporting methods for several important and common statistical results...
September 2016: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896906/identifying-patients-for-safe-early-hospital-discharge-following-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#6
Musa A Sharkawi, Andreas Filippaios, Saurabh S Dani, Sachin P Shah, Nabila Riskalla, David M Venesy, Sherif B Labib, Frederic S Resnic
OBJECTIVES: To examine whether the CADILLAC risk score is an effective method of patient stratification for early discharge following ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). BACKGROUND: Patients with STEMI are typically hospitalized to monitor for serious complications such as arrhythmias, heart failure, and reinfarction. Optimal length of stay is unclear. Whether low risk patients can be safely discharged before 72 hr of hospitalization is unclear. METHODS: Patients with STEMI who underwent successful PCI were retrospectively stratified using CADILLAC risk score to low risk (n = 123) and intermediate to high risk (n = 105)...
November 29, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888726/probabilistic-uncertainty-analysis-based-on-monte-carlo-simulations-of-co-combustion-of-hazelnut-hull-and-coal-blends-data-driven-modeling-and-response-surface-optimization
#7
Musa Buyukada
The aim of present study is to investigate the thermogravimetric behaviour of the co-combustion of hazelnut hull (HH) and coal blends using three approaches: multi non-linear regression (MNLR) modeling based on Box-Behnken design (BBD) (1), optimization based on response surface methodology (RSM) (2), and probabilistic uncertainty analysis based on Monte Carlo simulation as a function of blend ratio, heating rate, and temperature (3). The response variable was predicted by the best-fit MNLR model with a predicted regression coefficient (R(2)pred) of 99...
November 15, 2016: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872791/antioxidant-and-antihyperglycemic-properties-of-three-banana-cultivars-musa-spp
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Bukola C Adedayo, Ganiyu Oboh, Sunday I Oyeleye, Tosin A Olasehinde
Background. This study sought to investigate the antioxidant and antihyperglycemic properties of Musa sapientum (Latundan banana) (MSL), Musa acuminata (Cavendish banana) (MAC), and Musa acuminate (Red Dacca) (MAR). Materials and Methods. The sugar, starch, amylose, and amylopectin contents and glycemic index (GI) of the three banana cultivars were determined. Furthermore, total phenol and vitamin C contents and α-amylase and α-glucosidase inhibitory effects of banana samples were also determined. Results...
2016: Scientifica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870590/dry-eye-disease-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-depressive-disorder
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Nesime Setge Tiskaoglu, Alper Yazıcı, Tunay Karlıdere, Esin Sari, Elif Yilmaz Oguz, Musa Musaoglu, Seyda Aslan, Sıtkı Samet Ermiş
PURPOSE: Psychiatric conditions and not just the treatments themselves might be involved in the pathophysiology of dry eye disease (DED). The aim of our study was to evaluate the association between depression and DED using objective and subjective tests in patients with newly diagnosed depressive disorder who were not using any medication which may help us to determine the sole effect of depression on dry eye. METHODS: Thirty-six patients from the psychiatry clinic with a new diagnosis of depressive disorder and 32 controls were included in the study...
November 21, 2016: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867891/bangladesh-national-guidelines-on-the-management-of-tuberculosis-and-diabetes-mellitus-co-morbidity-summary
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REVIEW
Mohammad Delwar Hossain, Jamal Uddin Ahmed, Muhammad Abdur Rahim, A K M Musa, Zafar Ahmed Latif
Tuberculosis (TB) and diabetes mellitus (DM) have synergetic relationship. People with diabetes are 2-3 times at higher risk of getting active TB disease. On the other hand, TB or anti-TB treatment may cause glucose intolerance. The dual disease of DM and TB is more likely to be associated with atypical disease presentation, higher probability of treatment failure and complications. In most of the health-care delivery systems of the world, DM and TB are managed separately by two vertical health-care delivery programs in spite of clear interaction between the two diseases...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867388/transcriptomic-changes-of-drought-tolerant-and-sensitive-banana-cultivars-exposed-to-drought-stress
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Muthusamy Muthusamy, Subbaraya Uma, Suthanthiram Backiyarani, Marimuthu Somasundaram Saraswathi, Arumugam Chandrasekar
In banana, drought responsive gene expression profiles of drought-tolerant and sensitive genotypes remain largely unexplored. In this research, the transcriptome of drought-tolerant banana cultivar (Saba, ABB genome) and sensitive cultivar (Grand Naine, AAA genome) was monitored using mRNA-Seq under control and drought stress condition. A total of 162.36 million reads from tolerant and 126.58 million reads from sensitive libraries were produced and mapped onto the Musa acuminata genome sequence and assembled into 23,096 and 23,079 unigenes...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867266/a-new-antifungal-isocoumarin-from-the-endophytic-fungus-trichoderma-sp-09-of-myoporum-bontioides-a-gray
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Wensheng Li, Jiaxin Xu, Fenqi Li, Li Xu, Chunyuan Li
BACKGROUND: Myoporum bontioides A. Gray is a commonly used medicinal plant in China. Recently, the chemical and bioactive investigations to the endophytic fungi of this plant have led to several new compounds with antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities. To find out more active molecules, the metabolites of an endophytic fungus, Trichoderma sp. 09 from the root of Myoporum bontioides were investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The metabolites were isolated by column chromatography on silica gel, and their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic analysis[one-dimensional (1D), two-dimensional (2D)-nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), Mass spectrometry (MS)], and by comparison with the published data...
October 2016: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866978/stability-and-structural-properties-of-gene-regulation-networks-with-coregulation-rules
#13
Jonathan Warrell, Musa Mhlanga
Coregulation of the expression of groups of genes has been extensively demonstrated empirically in bacterial and eukaryotic systems. Such coregulation can arise through the use of shared regulatory motifs, which allow the coordinated expression of modules (and module groups) of functionally related genes across the genome. Coregulation can also arise through the physical association of multi-gene complexes through chromosomal looping, which are then transcribed together. We present a general formalism for modeling coregulation rules in the framework of Random Boolean Networks (RBN), and develop specific models for transcription factor networks with modular structure (including module groups, and multi-input modules (MIM) with autoregulation) and multi-gene complexes (including hierarchical differentiation between multi-gene complex members)...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866074/environmentally-induced-tissue-responses-of-hematopoietic-system-in-abu-mullet-liza-abu-and-tiger-tooth-croaker-otolithes-ruber-from-the-persian-gulf
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Negin Salamat, Abdolali Movahedinia, Parvin Kheradmand
The present investigation aimed to assess the possibility of using plasma levels of erythropoietin (EPO) hormone and tissue changes of hematopoietic organs as biomarkers of environmental pollution in abu mullet (Liza abu) and tiger tooth croaker (Otolithes ruber) collected from Musa Creek (northwest of the Persian Gulf). 120 L. abu and O. ruber were collected from five stations at the Musa Creek: Petrochemical, Ghanam, Doragh, Zangi and Patil stations. Blood samples were obtained from the caudal vein. Tissue samples were also taken from the spleen and head kidney, and tissue sections were prepared according to routine histological methods...
November 17, 2016: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859389/influence-of-gold-nanoparticles-on-wound-healing-treatment-in-rat-model-photobiomodulation-therapy
#15
PikSuan Lau, Noriah Bidin, Shumaila Islam, Wan Norsyuhada Binti Wan Mohd Shukri, Nurlaily Zakaria, Nurfatin Musa, Ganesan Krishnan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) in photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) on wound healing process. MATERIALS AND METHODS: AuNPs are synthesized by Q-switched Nd:YAG laser ablation technique. Cutaneous wound are induced on 45 Sprague Dawley rats on its dorsal part and then randomly divided into three groups. One group serves as non-treatment group (GC) and another two groups are subjected to AuNPs with and without PBMT...
November 12, 2016: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857174/heat-shock-transcription-factors-in-banana-genome-wide-characterization-and-expression-profile-analysis-during-development-and-stress-response
#16
Yunxie Wei, Wei Hu, Feiyu Xia, Hongqiu Zeng, Xiaolin Li, Yu Yan, Chaozu He, Haitao Shi
Banana (Musa acuminata) is one of the most popular fresh fruits. However, the rapid spread of fungal pathogen Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc) in tropical areas severely affected banana growth and production. Thus, it is very important to identify candidate genes involved in banana response to abiotic stress and pathogen infection, as well as the molecular mechanism and possible utilization for genetic breeding. Heat stress transcription factors (Hsfs) are widely known for their common involvement in various abiotic stresses and plant-pathogen interaction...
November 18, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855224/postharvest-disease-of-banana-caused-by-fusarium-musae-a-public-health-concern
#17
David Triest, Marijke Hendrickx
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849503/causes-of-primary-total-hip-arthroplasty-in-active-duty-soldiers-are-recurrent-medical-assessments-associated-with-reduced-rates-of-secondary-osteoarthritis-in-this-population
#18
Andreas Grözinger, Andreas Musa, Sascha Gravius, Thomas M Randau, Erwin Kollig
The purpose of this study was to analyze the different causes of symptomatic osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip joint in active duty soldiers requiring a total hip arthroplasty and the hypothesis that soldiers had a reduced prevalence of secondary OA as a result of a selection process that has taken place through multiple medical assessments during their military career. We analyzed patient records from 2006 to 2012 for male patients ≤60 years with OA of the hip and indication for total hip arthroplasty in a military hospital in which civilian patients are also treated...
November 2016: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849445/deaths-due-to-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-in-aydin-western-turkey
#19
Musa Dirlik, Başak Bostancıoğlu
The purpose of this study was to retrospectively investigate cases of death due to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning in the province of Aydın in western Turkey. The study investigated the cases of death due to CO poisoning that were autopsied at the Adnan Menderes University Department of Forensic Medicine from 2002 to 2012. The mean age of the 33 autopsied cases of fatal CO poisoning was 60.30 ± 4.082 years, and 75.8% of the cases were men. The highest level of CO in blood was 79.7%. It was found that most of the CO poisoning deaths were related to accidents...
November 16, 2016: Death Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848010/reliability-of-the-arabic-glasgow-benefit-inventory-after-otolaryngology-interventions
#20
Bshair Aldriweesh, Mashael Alharbi, Abdulrahman Alkhatib, Ali Almomen, Musaed Alzahrani
We aim to translate the Glasgow benefit inventory (GBI) questionnaire into Arabic language and assess its reliability in scoring the benefit of patients after otolaryngology interventions. This is a pilot study of an ongoing prospective cohort study. The original GBI questionnaire was translated into Arabic language and back-translated into English by two different experts. The questionnaire was given to patients who were asked to fill it themselves. A group of consecutive adult patients were included in the study...
November 15, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
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