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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109006/attitudes-towards-non-invasive-prenatal-diagnosis-among-obstetricians-in-pakistan-a-developing-islamic-country
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Shenaz Ahmed, Hussain Jafri, Yasmin Rashid, Gerald Mason, Yasmin Ehsan, Mushtaq Ahmed
OBJECTIVES: Stakeholders' views are essential for informing implementation strategies for non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT). Little is known about such views in developing countries. We explored attitudes toward NIPT among obstetricians in Pakistan, a developing Islamic country. METHODS: A 35-item questionnaire was distributed and collected at eight events (a national conference and seven workshops in five cities) for obstetric professionals on advances in fetal medicine...
January 20, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106887/report-of-12-months-efficacy-and-safety-of-intravitreal-fluocinalone-acetonide-implant-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-diabetic-macular-oedema-a-real-world-result-in-the-united-kingdom
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F Alfaqawi, P L Lip, S Elsherbiny, R Chavan, A Mitra, B Mushtaq
: PurposeTo report the 12-months visual and anatomical outcomes of chronic diabetic macular oedema (DMO) treated with ILUVIEN in a real-world clinical practice in a single tertiary referral centre.MethodRetrospective data collection and analysis of consecutive 28 eyes of 23 diabetic patients received ILUVIEN implant for refractory DMO. Standard assessment included visual acuity (VA), central retinal thickness (CRT), slit-lamp biomicroscopy, and Goldmann tonometry for intraocular pressure (IOP) at 1, 6, and 12 months...
January 20, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093429/paediatric-ed-bipap-continuous-quality-improvement-programme-with-patient-analysis-2005-2013
#3
Thomas Abramo, Abby Williams, Samaiya Mushtaq, Mark Meredith, Rawle Sepaule, Kristen Crossman, Cheryl Burney Jones, Suzanne Godbold, Zhuopei Hu, Todd Nick
OBJECTIVE: In paediatric moderate-to-severe asthmatics, there is significant bronchospasm, airway obstruction, air trapping causing severe hyperinflation with more positive intraplural pressure preventing passive air movement. These effects cause an increased respiratory rate (RR), less airflow and shortened inspiratory breath time. In certain asthmatics, aerosols are ineffective due to their inadequate ventilation. Bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) in acute paediatric asthmatics can be an effective treatment...
January 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065978/spontaneous-bilateral-quadriceps-rupture-in-a-patient-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-case-report
#4
Azib Shahid, Hafiz Shahid Mushtaq, Syed Muhammad Azfar
Ankylosing spondylitis is a prototype rheumatoid factor-negative spondyloarthropathy that causes the vertebrae to fuse making the spine less flexible, resulting in a hunched-forward posture. A 47-year-old male who was a known case of ankylosing spondylitis presented with left quadriceps rupture after raising his right foot to lightly hit a football. He was fitted with a knee immobilizer as an emergency measure. The extent of the rupture was not yet established when patient requested leave to go home. The right quadriceps was ruptured as well when he took his immobilizer off to go the bathroom...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062106/medical-geology-in-the-framework-of-the-sustainable-development-goals
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REVIEW
Jochen Bundschuh, Jyoti Prakash Maity, Shahbaz Mushtaq, Meththika Vithanage, Saman Seneweera, Jerusa Schneider, Prosun Bhattacharya, Nasreen Islam Khan, Ihsan Hamawand, Luiz R G Guilherme, Kathryn Reardon-Smith, Faruque Parvez, Nury Morales-Simfors, Sara Ghaze, Christa Pudmenzky, Louis Kouadio, Chien-Yen Chen
Exposure to geogenic contaminants (GCs) such as metal(loid)s, radioactive metals and isotopes as well as transuraniums occurring naturally in geogenic sources (rocks, minerals) can negatively impact on environmental and human health. The GCs are released into the environment by natural biogeochemical processes within the near-surface environments and/or by anthropogenic activities such as mining and hydrocarbon exploitation as well as exploitation of geothermal resources. They can contaminate soil, water, air and biota and subsequently enter the food chain with often serious health impacts which are mostly underestimated and poorly recognized...
January 3, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043585/occurrence-of-zoonotic-tuberculosis-in-occupationally-exposed-high-risk-groups-in-peshawar-pakistan
#6
Irfan Khattak, Muhammad H Mushtaq, Sultan Ayaz, Mansur U D Ahmad, Sadeeq U Rahman
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: To determine the occurrence of active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) due to Mycobacterium bovis in abattoir workers, butchers, livestock farmers, and veterinarians and to document their knowledge and practices regarding bovine TB (bTB). METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among abattoir workers, butchers, livestock farmers, veterinary doctors, and veterinary assistants. Sputum samples were collected from the respondents with a chronic cough and data on sociodemographic conditions, knowledge, and practices regarding TB were obtained...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027499/imbalance-between-the-anti-and-pro-inflammatory-milieu-in-blood-leukocytes-of-autistic-children
#7
Sheikh F Ahmad, Ahmed Nadeem, Mushtaq A Ansari, Saleh A Bakheet, Sabry M Attia, Khairy M A Zoheir, Laila Yousef Al-Ayadhi, Mohammad Z Alzahrani, Abdulaziz M S Alsaad, Moureq R Alotaibi, Adel R A Abd-Allah
Accumulating evidence suggests an association between immune dysfunction and autism disorders in a significant subset of children. In addition, an imbalance between pro- and anti-inflammatory pathways has been proposed to play an important role in the pathogenesis of several neurodevelopmental disorders including autism; however, the role of anti-inflammatory molecules IL-27 and CTLA-4 and pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-21 and IL-22 has not previously been explored in autistic children. In the current study, we investigated the expression of IL-21, IL-22, IL-27, and CD152 (CTLA-4) following an in-vitro immunological challenge of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from children with autism (AU) or typically-developing children (TD) with phorbol-12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) and ionomycin...
December 24, 2016: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006650/rise-of-multidrug-resistant-non-vaccine-serotype-15a-streptococcus-pneumoniae-in-the-united-kingdom-2001-to-2014
#8
Carmen Sheppard, Norman K Fry, Shazad Mushtaq, Neil Woodford, Rosy Reynolds, Regina Janes, Rachel Pike, Robert Hill, Maimuna Kimuli, Peter Staves, Michel Doumith, Timothy Harrison, David M Livermore
Conjugate vaccines have reduced pneumococcal disease in vaccinated children and unvaccinated adults, but non-vaccine serotypes are of concern, particularly if antibiotic resistant. We reviewed Streptococcus pneumoniae collected via: (i) the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) surveillances from 2001-2014; (ii) Public Health England's (PHE) invasive isolate surveillance from 2005-2014 and (iii) referral to PHE for resistance investigation from 2005-2014. Serotype 15A increased in all series, with many representatives showing triple resistance to macrolides, tetracyclines and penicillin...
December 15, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004802/targeting-dendritic-cells-to-accelerate-t-cell-activation-overcomes-a-bottleneck-in-tuberculosis-vaccine-efficacy
#9
Kristin L Griffiths, Mushtaq Ahmed, Shibali Das, Radha Gopal, William Horne, Terry D Connell, Kelly D Moynihan, Jay K Kolls, Darrell J Irvine, Maxim N Artyomov, Javier Rangel-Moreno, Shabaana A Khader
The development of a tuberculosis (TB) vaccine that induces sterilizing immunity to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection has been elusive. Absence of sterilizing immunity induced by TB vaccines may be due to delayed activation of mucosal dendritic cells (DCs), and subsequent delay in antigen presentation and activation of vaccine-induced CD4(+) T-cell responses. Here we show that pulmonary delivery of activated M. tuberculosis antigen-primed DCs into vaccinated mice, at the time of M. tuberculosis exposure, can overcome the delay in accumulation of vaccine-induced CD4(+) T-cell responses...
December 22, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003938/an-interventional-study-on-the-clinical-usefulness-and-outcomes-of-electroconvulsive-therapy-in-medication-resistant-mental-disorders
#10
Rameshwar S Manhas, Raheel Mushtaq, Shah Faisal Ahmad Tarfarosh, Sheikh Shoib, Mohammad Maqbool Dar, Arshad Hussain, Tabindah Shah, Sahil Shah, Mushbiq Manzoor
BACKGROUND: Resistance to recommended medications has been an issue in dealing with a number of psychiatric ailments, and it is showing up as an ongoing challenge for contemporary mental health experts. Resistant psychiatric disorders not only increase the morbidity of patients suffering from such severe conditions but also intensify the problems of their caretakers. This has vigorously started to cause the costs to increase for healthcare services. Thanks to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), we now have an effective method that is proving to be a fruitful final course of action in this micro-epidemic of resistant psychiatric diseases...
October 17, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990415/the-problem-with-big-data-operating-on-smaller-datasets-to-bridge-the-implementation-gap
#11
Richard P Mann, Faisal Mushtaq, Alan D White, Gabriel Mata-Cervantes, Tom Pike, Dalton Coker, Stuart Murdoch, Tim Hiles, Clare Smith, David Berridge, Suzanne Hinchliffe, Geoff Hall, Stephen Smye, Richard M Wilkie, J Peter A Lodge, Mark Mon-Williams
Big datasets have the potential to revolutionize public health. However, there is a mismatch between the political and scientific optimism surrounding big data and the public's perception of its benefit. We suggest a systematic and concerted emphasis on developing models derived from smaller datasets to illustrate to the public how big data can produce tangible benefits in the long term. In order to highlight the immediate value of a small data approach, we produced a proof-of-concept model predicting hospital length of stay...
2016: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984392/-jaws-of-steel-after-very-low-dose-of-fentanyl-during-prebronchoscopy-sedation
#12
Mushtaq Ahmad, Tasleem Raza
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January 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984001/psoriatic-inflammation-enhances-allergic-airway-inflammation-through-il-23-stat3-signaling-in-a-murine-model
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Ahmed Nadeem, Naif O Al-Harbi, Mushtaq A Ansari, Mohammed M Al-Harbi, Ahmed M El-Sherbeeny, Khairy M A Zoheir, Sabry M Attia, Mohamed M Hafez, Othman A Al-Shabanah, Sheikh F Ahmad
Psoriasis is an autoimmune inflammatory skin disease characterized by activated IL-23/STAT3/Th17 axis. Recently psoriatic inflammation has been shown to be associated with asthma. However, no study has previously explored how psoriatic inflammation affects airway inflammation. Therefore, this study investigated the effect of imiquimod (IMQ)-induced psoriatic inflammation on cockroach extract (CE)-induced airway inflammation in murine models. Mice were subjected to topical and intranasal administration of IMQ and CE to develop psoriatic and airway inflammation respectively...
January 15, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943524/hybrid-magnetoelectric-nanowires-for-nanorobotic-applications-fabrication-magnetoelectric-coupling-and-magnetically-assisted-in-vitro-targeted-drug-delivery
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Xiang-Zhong Chen, Marcus Hoop, Naveen Shamsudhin, Tianyun Huang, Berna Özkale, Qian Li, Erdem Siringil, Fajer Mushtaq, Luca Di Tizio, Bradley J Nelson, Salvador Pané
A FeGa@P(VDF-TrFE) wire-shaped magnetoelectric nanorobot is designed and fabricated to demonstrate a proof-of-concept integrated device, which features wireless locomotion and on-site triggered therapeutics with a single external power source (i.e., a magnetic field). The device can be precisely steered toward a targeted location wirelessly by rotating magnetic fields and perform on-demand magnetoelectrically assisted drug release to kill cancer cells.
December 12, 2016: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938345/assessment-of-platelet-function-in-patients-with-stroke-using-multiple-electrode-platelet-aggregometry-a-prospective-observational-study
#15
Ahmed Sabra, Sophia N Stanford, Sharon Storton, Matthew Lawrence, Lindsay D'Silva, Roger H K Morris, Vanessa Evans, Mushtaq Wani, John F Potter, Phillip A Evans
BACKGROUND: There is a link between high on-treatment platelet reactivity (HPR) and adverse vascular events in stroke. This study aimed to compare multiple electrode platelet aggregometry (MEA), in healthy subjects and ischaemic stroke patients, and between patients naive to antiplatelet drugs (AP) and those on regular low dose AP. We also aimed to determine prevalence of HPR at baseline and at 3-5 days after loading doses of aspirin. METHODS: Patients with first ever ischaemic stroke were age and sex-matched to a healthy control group...
December 9, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921016/use-of-dexmedetomidine-and-esmolol-for-hypotension-in-lumbar-spine-surgery
#16
Ovais Nazir, Mushtaq Ahmad Wani, Nadeem Ali, Tarun Sharma, Amit Khatuja, Rajesh Misra, Mehreen Maqsood
BACKGROUND: The importance of decreasing bleeding in spine surgery is not only important to maintain the patient's hemodynamic balance but also allow a better view of the surgical field. OBJECTIVES: The current study aimed to compare dexmedetomidine and Esmolol™ as agents to induce hypotension in lumbar spine surgeries. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 50 patients aged 20 to 65 years belonging to the American society of anaesthesiologist (ASA) class I - II scheduled for decompression and fixation of the lumbar spine were included and divided into two groups namely, Group I, who received Esmolol and group II, who received dexmedetomidine, intravenously...
July 2016: Trauma Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917198/diabetes-mellitus-among-tuberculosis-patients-a-cross-sectional-study-from-pakistan
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Zarfishan Tahir, Mansur-Ud-Din Ahmad, Abdul Majeed Akhtar, Tahir Yaqub, Muhammad Hassan Mushtaq, Hasnain Javed
BACKGROUND: The co-occurrence of diabetes mellitus (DM) and tuberculosis (TB) is largely associated with high frequency of morbidity. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of DM among TB patients and describe the socio-demographic and behavioral factors associated with TB-DM co-occurrence. METHODS: We enrolled 500 TB patients from September, 2014 to August 2015 at four major public sector hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan. A questionnaire was used to collect information regarding associated socio-demographic and behavioral factors of the patients...
September 2016: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912738/hepatoprotective-activity-of-lepidium-sativum-seeds-against-d-galactosamine-lipopolysaccharide-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-animal-model
#18
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/27894070/the-strategy-study-stress-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-versus-computed-tomography-coronary-angiography-for-the-management-of-symptomatic-revascularized-patients-resources-and-outcomes-impact
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Gianluca Pontone, Daniele Andreini, Andrea I Guaricci, Cristina Rota, Marco Guglielmo, Saima Mushtaq, Andrea Baggiano, Virginia Beltrama, Laura Fusini, Anna Solbiati, Chiara Segurini, Edoardo Conte, Paola Gripari, Andrea Annoni, Alberto Formenti, Maria Petulla', Federico Lombardi, Giuseppe Muscogiuri, Antonio L Bartorelli, Mauro Pepi
BACKGROUND: Computed tomography coronary angiography (cTCA) and stress cardiac magnetic resonance (stress-CMR) are suitable tools for diagnosing obstructive coronary artery disease in symptomatic patients with previous history of revascularization. However, performance appraisal of noninvasive tests must take in account the consequent diagnostic testing, invasive procedures, clinical outcomes, radiation exposure, and cumulative costs rather than their diagnostic accuracy only. We aimed to compare an anatomic (cTCA) versus a functional (stress-CMR) strategy in symptomatic patients with previous myocardial revascularization procedures...
October 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891344/role-of-scrape-cytology-as-an-adjunct-to-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology-in-diagnosis-of-thyroid-lesions
#20
Mehnaaz Sultan Khuroo, Shaista Mushtaq, Summyia Farooq, Ambreen Beigh, Naila Nazir, Ruby Reshi
INTRODUCTION: Scrape cytology is an important diagnostic tool. It has been used in many tissue types as an adjunct or replacement for frozen section/ intra operative consultation. AIM: This study was done to evaluate the role of scrape cytology in the diagnosis of thyroid lesions, its role as an adjunct to Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) and application of this technique for intra-operative consultation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study on 50 thyroid neoplasms received over a period of 18 months (Nov 2014- March 2016) was conducted...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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