keyword
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

Wafa

keyword
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054598/phlebotomus-papatasi-yellow-related-and-apyrase-salivary-proteins-are-candidates-for-vaccination-against-human-cutaneous-leishmaniasis
#1
Aymen Tlili, Soumaya Marzouki, Emna Chabaane, Maha Abdeladhim, Wafa Kammoun-Rebai, Rahma Sakkouhi, Nabil Belhadj Hmida, Fabiano Oliveira, Shaden Kamhawi, Hechmi Louzir, Jesus G Valenzuela, Melika Ben Ahmed
Nowadays, there is no available vaccine for human leishmaniasis. Animal experiments demonstrate that pre-exposure to sand fly saliva confers protection against leishmaniasis. Our preceding work in humans indicates that Phlebotomus (P) papatasi saliva, induce the production of IL-10 by CD8+ T lymphocytes. The neutralization of IL-10 enhanced the activation of a T cells CD4+ population producing IFN-γ. Herein, we used a biochemical and functional genomics approach to identify the sand fly salivary components that are responsible for the activation of the Th1 immune response in humans therefore constituting potential vaccine candidates against leishmaniasis...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026694/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-school-children-s-caries-studies-in-gulf-cooperation-council-states
#2
REVIEW
Wafa Alayyan, Manal Al Halabi, Iyad Hussein, Amar Khamis, Mawlood Kowash
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence and severity of dental caries school children in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) area, to help the development of systematic approaches for preventive oral care programs in the GCC states and to provide sound information for oral health promotion and public health care. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comprehensive search to identify both published and unpublished articles concerning relevant studies of dental caries in children aged 6-16 years for their permanent teeth published from 1992 to 2016 with no language and time limit was performed...
September 2017: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023574/human-cellular-and-humoral-immune-responses-to-phlebotomus-papatasi-salivary-gland-antigens-in-endemic-areas-differing-in-prevalence-of-leishmania-major-infection
#3
Wafa Kammoun-Rebai, Narges Bahi-Jaber, Ikbel Naouar, Amine Toumi, Afif Ben Salah, Hechmi Louzir, Amel Meddeb-Garnaoui
BACKGROUND: Sand fly saliva compounds are able to elicit specific immune responses that have a significant role in Leishmania parasite establishment and disease outcome. Characterizing anti-saliva immune responses in individuals living in well defined leishmaniasis endemic areas would provide valuable insights regarding their effect on parasite transmission and establishment in humans. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We explored the cellular and humoral immune responses to Phlebotomus (P...
October 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994897/trichoblastoma-arising-in-nevus-sebaceus
#4
Talel Badri, Sabri Loussaief, Wafa Koubaa, Meriam Bel Haj Salah, Inçaf Mokhtar, Aschraf Debbiche
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994771/semiautomated-longitudinal-microcomputed-tomography-based-quantitative-structural-analysis-of-a-nude-rat-osteoporosis-related-vertebral-fracture-model
#5
Galina Shapiro, Maxim Bez, Wafa Tawackoli, Zulma Gazit, Dan Gazit, Gadi Pelled
Osteoporosis-related vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs) are a common and clinically unmet need with increasing prevalence as the world population ages. Animal OVCF models are essential to the preclinical development of translational tissue engineering strategies. While a number of models currently exist, this protocol describes an optimized method for inducing multiple highly reproducible vertebral defects in a single nude rat. A novel longitudinal semiautomated microcomputed tomography (µCT)-based quantitative structural analysis of the vertebral defects is also detailed...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993300/analysis-of-isoniazid-and-rifampicin-resistance-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-isolates-in-morocco-using-genotype-mtbdrplus-assay
#6
Wifak Ennassiri, Sanae Jaouhari, Radia Sabouni, Wafa Cherki, Reda Charof, Abdelkarim Filali-Maltouf, Ouafae Lahlou
OBJECTIVES: The number of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) cases is rising worldwide. The present investigation aims to evaluate, using the GenoType(®) MTBDRplus, the most common mutations associated with rifampicin (RMP) and isoniazid (INH) resistance within the resistant strains in Morocco. METHODS: 319M. tuberculosis isolates referred to the National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory, between 2013 and 2015, were subjected to GenoType(®) MTBDRplus for detecting M...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971269/fungation-in-soft-tissue-sarcomas-is-associated-with-poor-survival
#7
Michael Parry, Scott Evans, Subin Sugath, Hazem Wafa, Lee Jeys, Robert Grimer
PURPOSE: Whilst much is known on the multiple variables associated with a poor prognosis in soft tissue sarcomas, little evidence exists on the impact of fungation at the time of presentation. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of fungation on overall and disease free survival in soft tissue sarcomas. METHODS: The study comprised a retrospective review of all patients presenting with a soft tissue sarcoma between 1996 and 2014 managed at a single institution...
October 2, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946182/insulin-growth-factor-inhibitor-as-a-potential-new-anti-schistosoma-drug-an-in-vivo-experimental-study
#8
Abeer A Elhenawy, Rehab H Ashour, Nairmen Nabih, Naglaa M Shalaby, Amr A El-Karef, Hala S Abou-El-Wafa
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Tyrphostin "AG1024" is an insulin growth factor-1 receptor (IGF-1R) inhibitor that displayed an effect on the viability of larval and mature schistosomes in vitro. We sought to investigate the possible in vivo role of AG1024 as a potential new anti-Schistosoma drug against immature and adult stages of Schistosoma mansoni and its effect on the degree of hepatic fibrosis and insulin pathway. METHODS: The study included a control non-infected group and 5 groups of S...
September 18, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932820/reduced-arterial-elasticity-due-to-surgical-skeletonization-is-ameliorated-by-abluminal-peg-hydrogel
#9
Karyn G Robinson, Rebecca A Scott, Anne M Hesek, Edward J Woodford, Wafa Amir, Thomas A Planchon, Kristi L Kiick, Robert E Akins
Arteries for bypass grafting are harvested either with neighboring tissue attached or as skeletonized vessels that are free of surrounding tissue. There are significant benefits to skeletonization, but reports suggest that skeletonized vessels may develop structural defects and are at risk for atherosclerosis. We investigated the specific short-term effects of skeletonization on carotid artery biomechanics and microanatomy in a rabbit model. Six carotid arteries were surgically skeletonized. To support healing, three of these received polyethylene glycol hydrogel injected along their exterior surfaces...
June 2017: Bioengineering & Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925584/quorum-sensing-improves-current-output-with-acidithiobacillus-ferrooxidans
#10
Nicolas Chabert, Violaine Bonnefoy, Wafa Achouak
Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans is a strict acidophilic chemolithoautotrophic bacterium that obtains its energy from reduced inorganic sulfur species or ferrous iron oxidation under aerobic conditions. Carbon felt electrodes were pre-colonized by A. ferrooxidansATCC 23270(T) using ferrous iron or sulfur as electron donors, via the addition (or not) of a mixture of C14 acyl-homoserine lactones (C14-AHLs). Electrode coverage during pre-colonization was sparse regardless of the electron donor source, whereas activation of quorum sensing significantly enhanced it...
September 19, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924350/pharmacovigilance-and-adverse-drug-reaction-reporting-a-perspective-of-community-pharmacists-and-pharmacy-technicians-in-sana-a-yemen
#11
Yaser Mohammed Al-Worafi, Yaman Walid Kassab, Wafa Mohammed Alseragi, Masaad Saeed Almutairi, Ali Ahmed, Long Chiau Ming, Ali Saleh Alkhoshaiban, Muhammad Abdul Hadi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the knowledge, attitude and barriers of pharmacy technicians and pharmacists toward pharmacovigilance, adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and ADR reporting in community pharmacies in Yemen. METHODS: This cross-sectional survey was conducted among community pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in the capital of Yemen, Sana'a. A total of 289 community pharmacies were randomly selected. The validated and pilot-tested questionnaire consisted of six sections: demographic data, knowledge about pharmacovigilance, experience with ADR reporting, attitudes toward ADR reporting, and the facilitators to improve ADR reporting...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917825/fugitive-halocarbon-emissions-from-working-face-of-municipal-solid-waste-landfills-in-china
#12
Yanjun Liu, Wenjing Lu, Wafa Dastyar, Yanting Liu, Hanwen Guo, Xindi Fu, Hao Li, Ruihong Meng, Ming Zhao, Hongtao Wang
Halocarbons are important anthropogenic greenhouse gases (GHGs) due to their long lifetime and large characteristic factors. The present study for the first time assessed the global warming potential (GWP) of fugitive halocarbon emissions from the working face of landfills in China. The national emissions of five major halocarbons (CFC-11, CFC-113, CH2Cl2, CHCl3 and CCl4) from the working face of municipal solid waste landfills in China were provided through observation-based estimations. The fluxes of halocarbons from working face of landfills were observed much higher than covered cells in landfills hence representing the hot spots of landfill emissions...
September 13, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904719/about-a-rare-complication-of-spondyloarthritis
#13
Dhia Kaffel, Wafa Hamdi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904688/cellulitis-in-aged-persons-a-neglected-infection-in-the-literature
#14
Anis Mzabi, Wafa Marrakchi, Zeineb Alaya, Fatma Ben Fredj, Amel Rezgui, Elyès Bouajina, Chedia Laouani Kechrid
Cellulitis is a frequent soft tissue and skin infection. The lower limbs are affected in 70 to 80% of cases. Cellulitis in aged persons is not yet well described in literature. A retrospective descriptive study conducted in the Internal Medicine Department of Sahloul hospital in Sousse in Tunisia. It included patients whose age was up to 65 years old admitted into hospital for cellulitis of the legs, the arms or the face. One hundred fifty eight patients with a mean age of 73 years old (range: 65 to 94 years old) were included...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898738/different-magnesium-release-profiles-from-w-o-w-emulsions-based-on-crystallized-oils
#15
Sameh Herzi, Wafa Essafi
Water-in-oil-in-water (W/O/W) double emulsions based on crystallized oils were prepared and the release kinetics of magnesium ions from the internal to the external aqueous phase was investigated at T=4°C, for different crystallized lipophilic matrices. All the emulsions were formulated using the same surface-active species, namely polyglycerol polyricinoleate (oil-soluble) and sodium caseinate (water-soluble). The external aqueous phase was a lactose or glucose solution at approximately the same osmotic pressure as that of the inner droplets, in order to avoid osmotic water transfer phenomena...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894165/evolution-analysis-of-heterogeneous-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-by-ultra-deep-sequencing-of-the-mitochondrial-genome
#16
Wafa Amer, Csaba Toth, Erik Vassella, Jeannine Meinrath, Ulrike Koitzsch, Anne Arens, Jia Huang, Hannah Eischeid, Alexander Adam, Reinhard Buettner, Andreas Scheel, Stephan C Schaefer, Margarete Odenthal
Accurate assessment of tumour heterogeneity is an important issue that influences prognosis and therapeutic decision in molecular pathology. Due to the shortage of protective histones and a limited DNA repair capacity, the mitochondrial (mt)-genome undergoes high variability during tumour development. Therefore, screening of mt-genome represents a useful molecular tool for assessing precise cell lineages and tracking tumour history. Here, we describe a highly specific and robust multiplex PCR-based ultra-deep sequencing technology for analysis of the whole mt-genome (wmt-seq) on low quality-DNA from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878654/advanced-tracheal-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-with-thyroid-invasion-mimicking-thyroid-cancer-treated-with-definitive-radiation-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Sondos Al Khatib, Wafa Asha, Omar Khzouz, Farid Barakat, Jamal Khader
A 54-year-old female patient, a breast cancer survivor and a case of unresectable adenoid cystic carcinoma of the trachea, with thyroid invasion, presented with suprasternal neck swelling mimicking thyroid primary. A literature search was undertaken to highlight this rare presentation. There have been few reports in the literature describing tracheal adenoid cystic carcinoma involving the thyroid.
May 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842566/improved-self-cleaning-properties-of-an-efficient-and-easy-to-scale-up-tio2-thin-films-prepared-by-adsorptive-self-assembly
#18
Rima J Isaifan, Ayman Samara, Wafa Suwaileh, Daniel Johnson, Wubulikasimu Yiming, Amir A Abdallah, Brahim Aïssa
Transparent titania coatings have self-cleaning and anti-reflection properties (AR) that are of great importance to minimize soiling effect on photovoltaic modules. In this work, TiO2 nanocolloids prepared by polyol reduction method were successfully used as coating thin films onto borosilicate glass substrates via adsorptive self-assembly process. The nanocolloids were characterized by transmission electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction. The average particle size was around 2.6 nm. The films which have an average thickness of 76...
August 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835641/rna-aptamers-in-droplets-rapid-high-throughput-screening-for-secretory-phenotypes
#19
Joseph Abatemarco, Maen F Sarhan, James M Wagner, Jyun-Liang Lin, Leqian Liu, Wafa Hassouneh, Shuo-Fu Yuan, Hal S Alper, Adam R Abate
Synthetic biology and metabolic engineering seek to re-engineer microbes into "living foundries" for the production of high value chemicals. Through a "design-build-test" cycle paradigm, massive libraries of genetically engineered microbes can be constructed and tested for metabolite overproduction and secretion. However, library generation capacity outpaces the rate of high-throughput testing and screening. Well plate assays are flexible but with limited throughput, whereas droplet microfluidic techniques are ultrahigh-throughput but require a custom assay for each target...
August 23, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819533/catamenial-pneumothorax-revealing-diaphragmatic-endometriosis-a-case-report-and-revue-of-literature
#20
REVIEW
Sana Aissa, Wafa Benzarti, Faouzi Alimi, Imen Gargouri, Halima Ben Salem, Amène Aissa, Khadija Fathallah, Atef Ben Abdelkade, Rafika Alouini, Abdelhamid Garrouche, Abdelaziz Hayoun, Ahmed Abdelghani, Mohamed Benzarti
Catamenial pneumothorax (CP) is a rare entity of spontaneous, recurring pneumothorax in women. We aim to discuss the etiology, clinical course, and surgical treatment of a 42-year-old woman with CP. This patient had a right-sided spontaneous pneumothoraces occurred one week after menses. She had under-gone video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) because of a persistent air leak under chest tube. VATS revealed multiple diaphragmatic fenestrations with an upper right nodule. Defects were removed and a large part of the diaphragm was resected...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
keyword
keyword
112816
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"