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Saleem Mushtaq, Aabid Manzoor Shah, Aiyatullah Shah, Sajad Ahmad Lone, Aehtesham Hussain, Qazi Parvaiz Hassan, Md Niamat Ali
Bovine mastitis is globally recognised as the most common and costly disease affecting dairy herds. The disease causes huge financial losses to dairy industries by reduced yield and milk quality, deaths and culling of affected cows and also by associated treatment costs. The disease occurs due to invasion of the mammary glands by pathogenic bacteria followed by their multiplication in the milk producing tissues. The most common treatment method available against bovine mastitis is the intra-mammary infusion of antibiotics...
December 9, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
Muhammad Usman Tariq, Zubair Ahmad, Muhammad Khurram Minhas, Aisha Memon, Noreen Mushtaq, Cynthia Hawkins
The 2016 update of the WHO Classification of Tumours of the Central Nervous System has redefined a number of tumors. Embryonal tumor with multilayered rosettes, C19MC-altered is one such tumor entity which has been newly defined on the basis of a characteristic molecular alteration. We report, to our knowledge, the first case of this rare pediatric brain neoplasm in the Pakistani population. An 8-month-old girl was presented with vomiting and left-sided ptosis, and magnetic resonance imaging scan showed a cerebellar tumor...
2017: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
Thivya Sekar, Jameel Mushtaq, Waleed AlBadry, Frederick Soole, Anita Nagy, Barry Powell, Heung Chong
Plaque-like myofibroblastic tumor is a rare dermal spindle cell tumor which occurs in infancy or childhood within the first 4 years of life. The tumor is often pruritic and mostly presents on the lower back. We describe 2 cases with characteristic clinical and histological features of this entity, thus adding to the 10 cases which have so far been reported. Histologically, the lesion resembles a dermatofibroma. However, diffuse and uniform immunohistochemical staining with smooth muscle actin favors a myofibroblastic lineage...
January 1, 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
Fany M Iseka, Benjamin T Goetz, Insha Mushtaq, Wei An, Luke R Cypher, Timothy A Bielecki, Eric C Tom, Priyanka Arya, Sohinee Bhattacharyya, Matthew D Storck, Craig L Semerad, James E Talmadge, R Lee Mosley, Vimla Band, Hamid Band
T cells use the endocytic pathway for key cell biological functions, including receptor turnover and maintenance of the immunological synapse. Some of the established players include the Rab GTPases, the SNARE complex proteins, and others, which function together with EPS-15 homology domain-containing (EHD) proteins in non-T cell systems. To date, the role of the EHD protein family in T cell function remains unexplored. We generated conditional EHD1/3/4 knockout mice using CD4-Cre and crossed these with mice bearing a myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein-specific TCR transgene...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
K Wright, S W Bihaqi, A Lahouel, A Masoud, F Mushtaq, A Leso, A Eid, N H Zawia
Previous reports by us have determined that developmental exposure to the heavy metal lead (Pb) resulted in cognitive impairment in aging wildtype mice, and a latent induction in biomarkers associated with both the tau and amyloid pathways. However, the relationship between these two pathways and their correlation to cognitive performance needs to be scrutinized. Here, we investigated the impact of developmental Pb (0.2%) exposure on the amyloid and tau pathways in a transgenic mouse model lacking the tau gene...
December 1, 2017: Toxicology Letters
Eijaz Ghani, Saadiya Mushtaq, Saleem A Khan
Dengue is one of the most important arthropod-borne viral diseases. It is endemic in > 125 countries including Pakistan, with a global incidence of 50-200 million. We determined the frequency of different serotypes of dengue virus to highlight its hyperendemicity in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Between May and October 2015 we analysed the serum samples of 140 patients with a suspicion of dengue, using ELISA and multiplex polymerase chain reaction. One hundred and eight were infected with serotype 2, 16 with serotype 3, 7 with serotype 4 and 3 with serotype 1...
November 19, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
Fateha Irshad, Zahid Mushtaq, Shakeel Akhtar
Bacillus strains have been widely used for the production of fibrinolytic enzymes having role in the treatment of cardiovascular disorders. Purification and overproduction of such enzymes has increased their usage in medical fields including metalloproteinases with the ability to degrade extracellular matrix (ECM). Camelysin, a neutral metalloproteinase has been isolated from different species of bacteria like Bacillus cereus, Bacillus anthracis, and Bacillus thuringiensis with fibrinolytic, collagenolytic and actin degradation activity...
November 24, 2017: Biochemical Genetics
Merlin Thomas, Wanis H Ibrahim, Tasleem Raza, Kamran Mushtaq, Adeel Arshad, Mushtaq Ahmed, Salma Taha, Saber Al Sarafandi, Hanfa Karim, Hisham A Abdul-Sattar
BACKGROUND: With the exception of areas with high prevalence of tuberculosis, medical thoracoscopy is becoming the diagnostic modality of choice for exudative pleural effusions. The aims of this study were to determine the diagnostic yield and safety of medical thoracoscopy for exudative pleural effusions and ascertain the etiology of such effusions in Qatar. METHODS: This is a retrospective-descriptive study of 407 patients who underwent diagnostic medical thoracoscopy for exudative pleural effusions from January, 2008 till December, 2015 at the only tertiary referral center performing this procedure in Qatar...
November 22, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
Daniele Andreini, Gianluca Pontone, Saima Mushtaq, Maria Elisabetta Mancini, Edoardo Conte, Marco Guglielmo, Valentina Volpato, Andrea Annoni, Andrea Baggiano, Alberto Formenti, Valentina Ditali, Marco Perchinunno, Cesare Fiorentini, Antonio L Bartorelli, Mauro Pepi
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate image quality, coronary evaluability and radiation exposure of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) performed with whole-heart coverage cardiac-CT in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 164 patients with AF who underwent a clinically indicated CCTA with a 16-cm z-axis coverage scanner. In all patients CCTA was performed using prospective ECG-triggering with targeted RR interval. We evaluated image quality, coronary evaluability and effective dose (ED)...
November 21, 2017: European Radiology
Shomaila Ashfaq, Muhammad Zafar, Mushtaq Ahmad, Shazia Sultana, Siraj Bahadur, Adeel Khan, Amin Shah
The pollen morphology of some species of glamorous family Convolvulaceae from arid zones of Pakistan has been evaluated. The pollen grains were acetolyzed, measured, described qualitatively, and illustrated using Light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The examined species have differences in shape, size, polarity and exine ornamentation, confirming the eurypalynous character. The pollen types varies from psilate to echinate and colpi to tricolporate, tetracolporate and pantocolporate. Exine ornamentation was exposed as perforate, reticulate and echinate...
November 21, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
Poonam Sharma, Geetika Sirhindi, Anil Kumar Singh, Harpreet Kaur, Ruqia Mushtaq
An attempt was made to explore the effect of copper sulphate treatment on growth, photosynthesis, osmolytes and antioxidants in 15 days old seedlings of C. cajan (Pigeonpea). C. cajan seedlings were grown in 0, 1, 5 and 10 mM concentrations of copper sulphate in petriplates lined with Whatman filter paper for 15 days. Root length and shoot length was decreased in a dose dependent manner with highest decrease of 82.80 and 45.92% in 10 mM Cu stress. Photosynthetic efficiency (qP, qN and Y) was decreased in a dose dependent manner whereas NPQ was increased in 1 and 5 mM and decreased in 10 mM Cu...
October 2017: Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants: An International Journal of Functional Plant Biology
Gianluca Pontone, Andrea I Guaricci, Daniele Andreini, Giovanni Ferro, Marco Guglielmo, Andrea Baggiano, Laura Fusini, Giuseppe Muscogiuri, Valentina Lorenzoni, Saima Mushtaq, Edoardo Conte, Andrea Annoni, Alberto Formenti, Maria Elisabetta Mancini, Patrizia Carità, Massimo Verdecchia, Silvia Pica, Fabio Fazzari, Nicola Cosentino, Giancarlo Marenzi, Mark G Rabbat, Piergiuseppe Agostoni, Antonio L Bartorelli, Mauro Pepi, Pier Giorgio Masci
BACKGROUND: Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is a robust tool to evaluate left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), myocardial salvage index, microvascular obstruction, and myocardial hemorrhage in patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction. We evaluated the additional prognostic benefit of a CMR score over standard prognostic stratification with global registry of acute coronary events (GRACE) score and transthoracic echocardiography LVEF measurement. METHODS AND RESULTS: Two hundred nine consecutive patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (age, 61...
November 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
Makoto Natsumeda, Victoria Florea, Angela C Rieger, Bryon A Tompkins, Monisha N Banerjee, Samuel Golpanian, Julia Fritsch, Ana Marie Landin, Nilesh D Kashikar, Vasileios Karantalis, Viky Y Loescher, Kostas E Hatzistergos, Luiza Bagno, Cristina Sanina, Muzammil Mushtaq, Jose Rodriguez, Marcos Rosado, Ariel Wolf, Kevin Collon, Louis Vincent, Anthony J Kanelidis, Ivonne H Schulman, Raul Mitrani, Alan W Heldman, Wayne Balkan, Joshua M Hare
BACKGROUND: The combination of autologous mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and cardiac stem cells (CSCs) synergistically reduces scar size and improves cardiac function in ischemic cardiomyopathy. Whereas allogeneic (allo-)MSCs are immunoevasive, the capacity of CSCs to similarly elude the immune system remains controversial, potentially limiting the success of allogeneic cell combination therapy (ACCT). OBJECTIVES: This study sought to test the hypothesis that ACCT synergistically promotes cardiac regeneration without provoking immunologic reactions...
November 14, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Brian Kelly, Stefan Williams, Sylvie Collins, Faisal Mushtaq, Mark Mon-Williams, Barry Wright, Dan Mason, John Wright
There has been recent interest in the relationship between socioeconomic status and the diagnosis of autism in children. Studies in the United States have found lower rates of autism diagnosis associated with lower socioeconomic status, while studies in other countries report no association, or the opposite. This article aims to contribute to the understanding of this relationship in the United Kingdom. Using data from the Born in Bradford cohort, comprising 13,857 children born between 2007 and 2011, it was found that children of mothers educated to A-level or above had twice the rate of autism diagnosis, 1...
November 1, 2017: Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice
Malik Rameez Rashid, Rukhsana Najeeb, Saima Mushtaq, Rizwana Habib
Background and Aims: Eclampsia is a common hypertensive disorder of pregnancy and treatment often includes termination of pregnancy with elective postoperative mechanical ventilation. The present study was aimed to compare midazolam, propofol, and dexmedetomidine for sedation and antihypertensive requirements of such patients admitted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after termination of pregnancy. Material and Methods: A total of ninety eclamptic patients administered general anesthesia for the termination of pregnancy through cesarean section and who also required postoperative ventilation were taken up for the study and were randomly allocated into three groups...
July 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
Ambreen Sarmad, Fadi Alfaqawi, Monali Chakrabarti, Arijit Mitra, Bushra Mushtaq
PURPOSE: Iris vascular tufts (IVT) are rare biomicroscopic capillary outgrowths from the pupillary margins. Patients are usually asymptomatic until presenting with blurred vision due to spontaneous hyphema or with raised intraocular pressure. CASE REPORT: A 61-year-old woman presented to eye casualty with left eye (LE) blurred vision and discomfort for 1 day. Her external ocular examination was unremarkable and visual acuity was 6/6 in the right eye (RE) and 6/9 in the LE...
October 28, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
Mushtaq Ahmad, Ghazala Shaheen, Saeed Ahmad, Muhammad Akram, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah, Shahbaz Ahmad Zakki
Stone formation occurs most commonly in acute and chronic renal failure. A kidney stone is a solid lump made up of crystals that separate from the urine and build up on the inner surfaces of the kidney. The current study was conducted to investigate the clinical efficacy of Unani medicine Renax in comparison with allopathic medicine (Spironolactone + Furosemide) to treat urolithiasis. The study was conducted in District Dera Ghazi Khan, South Punjab region. This was case control, randomized, double blind clinical study...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Mushtaq Ahmad, Maryam Akram Butt, Guolin Zhang, Shazia Sultana, Akash Tariq, Muhammad Zafar
Bergenia ciliata is a medicinal plant used for the treatment of kidney stones. The presented review is the first attempt to gather utmost information about the distribution, ethno-medicines, phytochemical analysis, pharmacology and toxicology of B. ciliata. This review was designed with the aim to compile fragmented information about B. ciliata in addition to explore its therapeutic potential and future research opportunities. A total of 185 research papers were reviewed using several data sources such as; Web of Science, Scopus, Google scholar, Science direct and PubMed...
November 2, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Ameeq Ul Mushtaq, Yejin Lee, Eunha Hwang, Jeong Kyu Bang, Eunmi Hong, Youngjoo Byun, Ji-Joon Song, Young Ho Jeon
MeCP2 is a chromatin associated protein which is highly expressed in brain and relevant with Rett syndrome (RTT). There are AT-hook motifs in MeCP2 which can bind with AT-rich DNA, suggesting a role in chromatin binding. Here, we report the identification and characterization of another AT-rich DNA binding motif (residues 295 to 313) from the C-terminal transcription repression domain of MeCP2 by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and isothermal calorimetry (ITC). This motif shows a micromolar affinity to AT-rich DNA, and it binds to the minor groove of DNA like AT-hook motifs...
October 31, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
P L Lip, P Cikatricis, A Sarmad, E M Damato, R Chavan, A Mitra, S Elsherbiny, Y Yang, B Mushtaq
PurposeVarious combination treatment regimens have been tried to improve the short-term efficacy of intravitreal monotherapy for the treatment of macular oedema (MO) secondary to retinal vein occlusion (RVO). Our study introduces the RandOL protocol (Ranibizumab and Ozurdex with Laser photocoagulation) of initial anti-VEGF therapy, controlling recurrent non-ischaemic MO with an intravitreal steroid and applying laser therapy to non-perfused retina. We describe our 12-month follow-up experience on timing for adjunctive therapy and real-world effectiveness and safety data...
November 3, 2017: Eye
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