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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/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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889218/single-stage-urethroplasty-for-perineal-hypospadias-in-a-horse-a-case-report
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Jade Harrison, Imran Mushtaq
INTRODUCTION: Within the veterinary world, data regarding the surgical management of hypospadias is lacking. Reports within equines have documented resective phallectomy procedures rather than urethral reconstruction. This case report documents the first ever urethroplasty for an equine hypospadias, performed by a consultant paediatric surgeon. The urethroplasty was achieved by applying the same surgical principles mastered from paediatric urology to a horse. The indication for surgery was contact dermatitis of the hind-leg, which impaired the thoroughbred foal's racing potential...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888758/left-atrium-and-pulmonary-vein-imaging-using-sub-millisiviert-cardiac-computed-tomography-impact-on-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-cumulative-radiation-exposure-and-outcome-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients
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Gianluca Pontone, Daniele Andreini, Maria Petulla, Andrea Annoni, Andrea I Guaricci, Ester Innocenti, Eleonora Russo, Marco Guglielmo, Saima Mushtaq, Andrea Baggiano, Virginia Beltrama, Laura Fusini, Chiara Segurini, Edoardo Conte, Alberto Formenti, Gaetano Fassini, Stefania Riva, Claudio Tondo, Piergiuseppe Agostoni, Antonio L Bartorelli, Mauro Pepi
BACKGROUND: The outcome of radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) of atrial fibrillation (AF) has improved thanks to left atrium (LA) anatomy reconstruction by cardiac computed tomography (CCT). A new model-based iterative reconstruction algorithm (MBIR) provides image noise reduction achieving effective radiation dose (ED) close to chest X-ray exposure. Aim of this study was comparing RFCA procedural characteristics, AF recurrence and radiation exposure between patients in whom RFCA was guided by CCT image integration with MBIR versus a CCT standard protocol...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867856/minimally-invasive-surgery-in-management-of-renal-tumours-in-children
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Kathrine Olaussen Eriksen, Navroop Singh Johal, Imran Mushtaq
Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) in the management of malignant and benign renal tumours in children is gradually becoming more common. Experience is limited and restricted to case reports, retrospective chart reviews and a few cohort studies. There are currently no randomized controlled trials or controlled clinical trials comparing the laparoscopic and open surgical approach for the management of renal tumours in children. MIS may offer the same oncologic outcome in malignant renal tumours whilst providing the advantages associated with MIS in correctly selected cases...
October 2016: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865619/inhibition-on-the-growth-of-human-mda-mb-231-breast-cancer-cells-in-vitro-and-tumor-growth-in-a-mouse-xenograft-model-by-se-containing-polysaccharides-from-pyracantha-fortuneana
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Chengfu Yuan, Changdong Wang, Junjie Wang, Vikas Kumar, Firoz Anwar, Fangxiang Xiao, Gohar Mushtaq, Yufei Liu, Mohammad Amjad Kamal, Ding Yuan
Breast cancer is the second cause of cancer-related death among Women. Current therapies for breast cancer have adverse side-effects. Selenium (Se)-containing polysaccharides have multiple health benefits to humans. Pyracantha fortuneana (P. fortuneana) contains rich Se polysaccharides. We hypothesized that Se-containing polysaccharides from P. fortuneana possess anticancer activity on breast cancer via inhibiting growth and inducing apoptosis. This study aimed to assess the anticancer effect of Se-containing polysaccharides from P...
October 2, 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864856/capturing-differences-in-dental-training-using-a-virtual-reality-simulator
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I Mirghani, F Mushtaq, M J Allsop, L M Al-Saud, N Tickhill, C Potter, A Keeling, M A Mon-Williams, M Manogue
Virtual reality simulators are becoming increasingly popular in dental schools across the world. But to what extent do these systems reflect actual dental ability? Addressing this question of construct validity is a fundamental step that is necessary before these systems can be fully integrated into a dental school's curriculum. In this study, we examined the sensitivity of the Simodont (a haptic virtual reality dental simulator) to differences in dental training experience. Two hundred and eighty-nine participants, with 1 (n = 92), 3 (n = 79), 4 (n = 57) and 5 (n = 61) years of dental training, performed a series of tasks upon their first exposure to the simulator...
November 19, 2016: European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856208/randomized-comparison-of-allogeneic-vs-autologous-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-non-lschemic-dilated-cardiomyopathy-poseidon-dcm-trial
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Joshua M Hare, Darcy L DiFede, Angela M Castellanos, Victoria Florea, Ana M Landin, Jill El-Khorazaty, Aisha Khan, Muzammil Mushtaq, Maureen H Lowery, John J Byrnes, Robert C Hendel, Mauricio G Cohen, Carlos E Alfonso, Krystalenia Valasaki, Marietsy V Pujol, Samuel Golpanian, Eduard Ghersin, Joel E Fishman, Pradip Pattany, Samirah A Gomes, Cindy Delgado, Roberto Miki, Fouad Abuzeid, Mayra Vidro-Casiano, Courtney Premer, Audrey Medina, Valeria Porras, Konstantinos E Hatzistergos, Erica Anderson, Adam Mendizabal, Raul Mitrani, Alan W Heldman
BACKGROUND: While human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) have been tested in ischemic cardiomyopathy, few studies exist in chronic non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NIDCM). OBJECTIVES: The POSEIDON-DCM trial is a randomized comparison of safety and efficacy of autologous (auto) vs. allogeneic (allo) bone marrow-derived hMSCs in NIDCM. METHODS: Thirty-seven patients were randomized to either allo- or auto-hMSCs in a 1:1 ratio. Patients were recruited between December 2011 and July 2015 at the University of Miami Hospital...
November 14, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855806/long-term-prognostic-value-of-cardiac%C3%A2-magnetic-resonance-in-left%C3%A2-ventricle-noncompaction-a-prospective-multicenter-study
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Daniele Andreini, Gianluca Pontone, Jan Bogaert, Alberto Roghi, Andrea Barison, Juerg Schwitter, Saima Mushtaq, Georgios Vovas, Paola Sormani, Giovanni D Aquaro, Pierre Monney, Chiara Segurini, Marco Guglielmo, Edoardo Conte, Laura Fusini, Antonio Dello Russo, Massimo Lombardi, Paola Gripari, Andrea Baggiano, Cesare Fiorentini, Federico Lombardi, Antonio L Bartorelli, Mauro Pepi, Pier Giorgio Masci
BACKGROUND: Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is useful for the diagnosis of left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC). However, there are limited data regarding its prognostic value. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to evaluate the prognostic relevance of CMR findings in patients with LVNC. METHODS: A total of 113 patients with an echocardiographic diagnosis of LVNC underwent CMR at 5 referral centers. CMR diagnostic criterion of LVNC (noncompacted/compacted ratio >2...
November 15, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847474/reward-anticipation-dynamics-during-cognitive-control-and-episodic-encoding-implications-for-dopamine
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Kimberly S Chiew, Jessica K Stanek, R Alison Adcock
Dopamine (DA) modulatory activity critically supports motivated behavior. This modulation operates at multiple timescales, but the functional roles of these distinct dynamics on cognition are still being characterized. Reward processing has been robustly linked to DA activity; thus, examining behavioral effects of reward anticipation at different timing intervals, corresponding to different putative dopaminergic dynamics, may help in characterizing the functional role of these dynamics. Towards this end, we present two research studies investigating reward motivation effects on cognitive control and episodic memory, converging in their manipulation of rapid vs...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834184/protective-effects-of-trifolium-alexandrinum-l-against-lung-injury-induced-by-environmental-toxin-ccl4-in-experimental-rats
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Rahmat Ali Khan, Huda Mohammad Alkreathy, Abdus Saboorshah, Mushtaq Ahmed, Samiullah Khan
BACKGROUND: In Pakistan numerous medicinal floras has used in the treatment of various human ailments. Among them Trifolium alexandrinum L. is traditionally used in the curing of disease. Presently we designed to ascertain the protective role of Trifolium alexandrinum methanolic extracts (TAME) against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced lung injury and oxidative stress in rats. METHODS: Exposure to CCl4 induces oxidative stress and causes tissue damage by the induction of CCl4 free radicals...
2016: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829971/concurrent-angioplasty-balloon-placement-for-stent-delivery-through-jugular-venous-bulb-for-treating-cerebral-venous-sinus-stenosis-technical-report
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Adnan I Qureshi, Asif A Khan, Rachel Capistrant, Mushtaq H Qureshi, Kevin Xie, M Fareed K Suri
OBJECTIVE: To report upon technique of concurrent placement of angioplasty balloon at the internal jugular vein and sigmoid venous sinus junction to facilitate stent delivery in two patients in whom stent delivery past the jugular bulb was not possible. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 21-year-old woman and a 41-year-old woman with worsening headaches, visual obscuration or diplopia were treated for pseudotumor cerebri associated with transverse venous stenosis. Both patients had undergone primary angioplasty, which resulted in improvement in clinical symptoms followed by the recurrence of symptoms with restenosis at the site of angioplasty...
October 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816530/structural-basis-of-transport-function-in-major-facilitator-superfamily-protein-from-trichoderma-harzianum
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Nitika Chaudhary, Padmani Sandhu, Mushtaq Ahmed, Yusuf Akhter
Trichothecenes are the sesquiterpenes secreted by Trichoderma spp. residing in the rhizosphere. These compounds have been reported to act as plant growth promoters and bio-control agents. The structural knowledge for the transporter proteins of their efflux remained limited. In this study, three-dimensional structure of Thmfs1 protein, a trichothecene transporter from Trichoderma harzianum, was homology modelled and further Molecular Dynamics(MD) simulations were used to decipher its mechanism. Fourteen transmembrane helices of Thmfs1 protein are observed contributing to an inward-open conformation...
November 2, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800700/t-cell-exhaustion-in-tuberculosis-pitfalls-and-prospects
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Nargis Khan, Aurobind Vidyarthi, Mohammed Amir, Khurram Mushtaq, Javed Naim Agrewala
T-cells play an important role in immunity but when these cells are overexposed to specific antigens, their function may decline. This state is usually referred to as exhaustion and the T-cells show reduced proliferation and functions such as cytokine release. T-cell exhaustion has been observed in several cancers as well as in chronic infections such as tuberculosis (TB). In chronic Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection, T-cells may express the exhaustion phenotype and show a progressive loss of secretion of IL-2, IFN-γ and TNF-α...
November 1, 2016: Critical Reviews in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798383/investigation-of-dielectric-properties-of-polymers-and-their-discrimination-using-terahertz-time-domain-spectroscopy-with-principal-component-analysis
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Muhammad Mumtaz, Ahsan Mahmood, Sabih D Khan, M Aslam Zia, Mushtaq Ahmed, Izhar Ahmad
Polymers are among the most commonly used materials in our everyday life. They are generally transparent to terahertz (THz) radiation, but are quite difficult to differentiate using optical techniques as few or no characteristic features exist in the spectral range of <2.0 THz for small and portable radiation systems. In this work, we report experimental measurement of refractive indices and absorption coefficients of styrene acrylonitrile (SAN) and Bakelite in the spectral range of 0.2-2.0 THz for the first time...
October 26, 2016: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793938/foxo3a-is-essential-for-the-antiproliferative-and-apoptogenic-effects-of-sunitinib-in-mda-mb231-cell-line
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Hesham M Korashy, Osamah M Belali, Mushtaq A Ansar, Naif O Alharbi
BACKGROUND: Sunitinib (SUN), a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, is a promising treatment for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), the most aggressive and fast-growing type of breast cancer. Yet, the protective effect of SUN against TNBC is poorly investigated and the role of Forkhead box type O (FOXO3a) transcription factor is still unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cell proliferation was evaluated using the MTT assay. The mRNA and protein expression of apoptotic, oxidative stress and cell cycle genes were determined by real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and western blot analyses, respectively...
November 2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788986/un-commits-to-tackling-antimicrobial-resistance
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Ammara Mushtaq
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788265/correction-utility-of-dexrazoxane-for-the-attenuation-of-epirubicin-induced-genetic-alterations-in-mouse-germ-cells
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Sabry M Attia, Sheikh F Ahmad, Mushtaq A Ansari, Ahmed Nadeem, Othman A Al-Shabanah, Mohammed M Al-Harbi, Saleh A Bakheet
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0163703.].
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785949/apremilast-reversed-carfilzomib-induced-cardiotoxicity-through-inhibition-of-oxidative-stress-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-mapk-signaling-in-rats
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Faisal Imam, Naif O Al-Harbi, Mohammad Matar Al-Harbi, Mushtaq Ahmad Ansari, Mashal M Almutairi, Musaad Alshammari, Talal Saad Almukhlafi, Mohd Nazam Ansari, Khaldoon Aljerian, Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad
Carfilzomib (CFZ), is a potent, selective second generation proteasome inhibitor, used for the treatment of multiple myeloma. The aim of the present study was to investigate the possible protective effect of apremilast (AP) on the CFZ -induced cardiotoxicity. Rats were randomly divided into four groups: Group 1, served as the control group, received normal saline. Group 2, served as the toxic group, received CFZ (4 mg/kg, intraperitoneally [i.p.]). Groups 3 and 4, served as treatment groups, and received CFZ with concomitant oral administration of AP in doses of 10 and 20 mg/kg/day, respectively...
October 27, 2016: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
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