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Thibault Hernandez, Thomas Thenard, Claudio Vergari, Leopold Robichon, Wafa Skalli, Raphaël Vialle
BACKGROUND: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) can require surgical procedures that have major consequences. Coronal imbalance as assessed clinically using a plumb line is a key criterion for selecting patients to surgery. Nevertheless, the reference standard for assessing postural balance of the trunk is gravity line localisation within a validated frame of reference. Recent studies have established that the gravity line can be localised after body contour reconstruction from biplanar radiographs...
June 13, 2018: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Wafa M Al-Madhagi, Najihah Mohd Hashim, Nasser A Awad Ali, Abeer A Alhadi, Siti Nadiah Abdul Halim, Rozana Othman
Background: Peperomia belongs to the family of Piperaceae. It has different uses in folk medicine and contains rare compounds that have led to increased interest in this genus. Peperomia blanda (Jacq.) Kunth is used as an injury disinfectant by Yemeni people. In addition, the majority of Yemen's population still depend on the traditional remedy for serious diseases such as cancer, inflammation and infection. Currently, there is a deficiency of scientific evidence with regards to the medicinal plants from Yemen...
2018: PeerJ
Mohamed M Abdel-Daim, Hazem M Shaheen, Abdelrahman Ibrahim Abushouk, Eman A Toraih, Manal S Fawzy, Wafa S Alansari, Lotfi Aleya, Simona Bungau
Fipronil (FPN) is a phenylpyrazole insecticide, widely used for agricultural and veterinary activities. Early reports indicated that FIP organ toxicity is primarily mediated by the induction of oxidative stress. Both thymoquinone (TQ) and diallyl sulfide (DAS) are natural antioxidants with established health benefits. This study investigated the potential ameliorative effects of DAS and TQ against FPN-induced toxicity in rats. Thirty-two male Wistar rats (150-180 g) were randomized into four treatment groups, receiving (I) saline, (II) FPN (10 mg/kg bw), (III) FPN with DAS (200 mg/kg bw), and (IV) FPN with TQ (10 mg/kg bw)...
June 7, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Dhia Kaffel, Saoussen Miladi, Mohamed Habib Jaafoura, Arafett Bondka, Khaireddine Zehi, Sleh Karray, Mohamed Fethi Ladeb, Wafa Hamdi, Mohmed Montacer Kchir
 Lipoma arborescens is a rare intra-articular benign tumor. It affects mostly the knee and the diagnosis is usually difficult due to resembling symptomatology of osteoarthritis. CASES PRESENTATION: We report herein 3 new cases of lipoma arborescens of the knee in which a patient has synovitis associated. In 2 cases, the discovery was intraoperatively. We also report a tumor relapse 2 years after surgery.
December 2017: La Tunisie Médicale
Ibrar Anjum, Wafa Sohail, Betul Hatipoglu, Robert Wilson
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a heterogeneous disorder of the autonomic nervous system that is defined by symptoms of orthostatic intolerance. According to the current criteria for adults, currently, POTS is defined as a heart rate increment of 30 beats/minute or more after 10 minutes of standing in the absence of orthostatic hypotension. There is a vast majority that remains misdiagnosed due to the heterogeneity of the disorder. Due to a lack of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved therapy, alternative therapies and over the counter medications are used to alleviate the symptoms...
April 5, 2018: Curēus
Houda Ennaifer, Manel Jemel, Hejer Kandar, Wafa Grira, Ines Kammoun, Leila Ben Salem
Physiologic pituitary enlargement is common during normal pregnancy. However, symptoms such as diplopia, blurred vision and headache resulting from physiologic pituitary enlargement are very rare during pregnancy. A 43-year-old woman complained of sudden headache and left eye ptosis at 36th weeks of gestation. An magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated the pituitary enlargement and a macroadenoma without a compressing of the optic chiasm, but with an extension to the left cavernous sinus. 48 hours after the prescription of the bromocriptine, we had a spectacular evolution with disappearance of the headache and a total regression of the ptosis...
2018: Pan African Medical Journal
Ibtissem Abbes, S Abdelhak, C Abdelhedi, K Abid, R Abidi, E Acacha, S Achour, A Achour, O Adouni, M Afrit, Ahlem Ahlem, I Akik, M Akremi, Raoudha Aloui, S Aloulou, Nouha Ammar, S Arem, S Athimni, Leila Attia, Moez Attia, Mouna Ayadi, Ali Ayadi, K Ayadi, Henda Ayadi, L Ayadi, Ines Ayadi, J Ayari, Heifa Azzouz, Dhouha Bacha, R Bahloul, Ichraf Bahri, Manel Bahri, D Bakir, M Balti, Haifa Bargaoui, R Batti, R Bayar, A Bdioui Thabet, Meriem Beji, S Bel Hadj Hassen, A Bel Haj Ali, Imtinene Belaid, A Belaid, Y Beldjiilali, Oussama Belkacem, O Bellamlih, W Ben Abdallah, Mahassen Ben Abdallah, H Ben Abdellah, Saloua Ben Abderrahmen, Slim Ben Ahmed, Khaled Ben Ahmed, M Ben Ayache, Wided Ben Ayoub, M Ben Azaiz, M Ben Azouz, Amal Ben Daly, Syrine Ben Dhia, Mohamed Ben Dhiab, Tarek Ben Dhiab, Leila Ben Fatma, D Ben Ghachem, Selma Ben Hammadi, M Ben Hassen, R Ben Hassena, Jamel Ben Hassouna, Wala Ben Kridis, Fatma Ben Leila, K H Ben Mahfoudh, N Ben Mustapha, S Ben Nasr, F Ben Othman, Mouna Ben Rejeb, M Ben Rekaya, S Ben Rhouma, Zoubeir Ben Safta, Ines Ben Safta, A Ben Said, Mamia Ben Salah, Hanéne Ben Salah, Sana Ben Slama, Riadh Ben Temime, Y Ben Youssef, K Ben Zid, H Benabdella, S Benasr, A Bengueddach, Mehdi Benna, Farouk Benna, Haifa Bergaoui, Y Berrazaga, M Besbes, Hanene Bhiri, M Bibi, Ahlem Blel, M Bohli, Sofiene Bouali, N Bouaouina, K Bouassida, Hanene Bouaziz, J Boubaker, Tahiya Boudaouara, Z Boudaouara, O Boudaouara, F Boughanmi, Wided Boughattas, S Boughizane, H Bouguila, M Bouhani, B Bouhlel, N Boujelbane, M Boujemaa, R Boulma, Saadia Bouraoui, Rym Bouriga, M Bourmech, C Bousrih, H Boussen, N Boussen, F Bouzaien, F Bouzayene, I Brahem, R Briki, Kais Chaabene, Mohamed Chaabouni, H Chaari, Imene Chabchoub, S Chachia, K Chaker, Molka Chamlali, L Charfi, M Charfi, S Charfi, H Charradi, I Cheffai, Beya Chelly, Ines Chelly, A Chenguel, A Cherif, Ons Cherif, Aziza Chiboub, A Chouchene, Nessrine Chraiet, Amin Daghfous, Amira Daldoul, N Daoud, Jamel Daoud, R Daoud, Emna Daoud, M Debaibi, Sonia Dhaouadi, R Dhief, F Dhouib, S Dimassi, A Djebbi, R Doghri, Y Doghri, B Doudech, M Dridi, O El Amine, H El Benna, Mohamed Chérif El Khal, Mariem Eladeb, Moez Elloumi, Khadija Elmeddeb, F Enaceur, S Ennouri, M Essoussi, Faten Ezzairi, A Ezzine, Raja Faleh, Sourour Fallah, Noomène Faouzi, K Fathallah, R Fehri, Jihene Feki, M Fekih, S Fendri, Zied Fessi, Nejla Fourati, Mohamed Fourati, Imed Frikha, Mounir Frikha, A Gabsi, Selma Gadria, A Gamoudi, Asma Gargoura, W Gargouri, N Ghariani, E Ghazouani, Abdelmonem Ghorbal, Lilia Ghorbel, S Ghorbel, A Ghozzi, A Glili, K Gmadh, A Goucha, N Gouiaa, S Gritli, K Guazzah, Azza Guebsi, Zeineb Guermazi, Fatma Guermazi, N Gueryani, M Guezguez, F Hacheni, M Hachicha, Anis Haddad, A Haddaoui, Myriam Hadoussa, M Haj Mansour, Awatef Hajjaji, Ahmed Hajji, Adel Hamdi, Y Hamdi, R Hammemi, Slim Haouet, Anis Hdiji, Monia Hechiche, M Hedfi, A J Helali, H Henchiri, S Heni, A Hentati, Kaouther Herbegue, S Hidar, M Hlaf, Wissem Hmida, I Hmida, Lina Hmida, Imen Hmila Ben Salem, Makram Hochlef, Mohamed Hsairi, H Jaffel, M Jaidane, Hichem Jarraya, M Jebsi, Maher Jedidi, A Jlassi, H Jlassi, Hafedh Jmal, O Jmour, Mohamed Jouini, W Kabtni, Montasser Kacem, Selma Kacem, Imen Kacem, M Kaid, H Kairi, Mouna Kallel, R Kallel, F Kallel, Hajeur Kammoun, Samir Kamoun, S Kanoun Belajouza, W Karray, Sarra Karrit, Mna Karrou, Nidhameddine Kchir, S Kdous, H Kehili, Heifa Keskes, H Khairi, M T Khalfallah, M B Khalifa, Afef Khanfir, Fatma Khanfir, Wiem Khechine, Souhir Khemiri, Houyem Khiari, A Khlif, H Khouni, Slim Khrouf, L Kochbati, Ibtissem Korbi, Asma Korbi, Mohamed Wassim Krir, I Ksaier, Rechid Ksantini, Meriem Ksantini, F Ksantini, Kamel Ktari, S Laabidi, B Laamouri, A Labidi, A Lahmar, Rayen Lahouar, O Lamine, Feryel Letaief, F Limaiem, I Limayem, Sami Limem, Faten Limem, Ahmed Loghmari, F M'ghirbi, F Maamouri, Houcine Magherbi, N Mahjoub, M Mahjoub, K Mahjoubi, S Majdoub, Tahar Makhlouf, Amin Makni, S Makni, N Mallat, M H Manai, Houyem Mansouri, Maher Maoua, I Marghli, T Masmoudi, Nabil Mathlouthi, Khadija Meddeb, B Medini, N Mejri, A Merdessi, C Mesali, Essia Mezlini, Amel Mezlini, E Mezni, F Mghirbi, Nabil Mhiri, N Mighri, M Mlika, Wafa Mnejja, H Mnif, M Mokni, Amina Mokrani, Faouzi Mosbah, R Moujahed, A Mousli, Adnène Moussa, Kh Mrad Dali, Nejib Mrizak, I Msakni, Sabeh Mzabi, R Mzali, Zeineb Mzoughi, Z Naimi, S Najjar, R Nakkouri, C Nasr, Dhekra Nasrallah, M Nasri, Leila Njim, G E F Noubigh, Y Nouira, Omar Nouri, S Omrani, W Osmane, Y Ouanes, Nejiba Ouanna, F Oubich, Ghita Oumelreit Belamlih, H Rachdi, Foued Rafraf, Khaled Rahal, Henda Raies, Soumaya Rammeh, N Rebaii, Wafa Rekik, Haythem Rekik, M S Rhim, Salah Rhim, D Rihab, R Rjiba, Th Rziga, Hamadi Saad, Azza Saad, Myriam Saadi, Nejla Said, Rhim Salah, N Sallemi, Asma Sassi, K Sassi, Asma Sassi Mahfoudh, W Sbika, A Sellami, M Serghini, Sarra Sghaier, Yossra Sh Zidi, Wissem Siala, Maher Slimane, Olfa Slimani, Saïd Soltani, Mohamed Kamel Souguir, A Sridi, A Tabet Zatla, Dorra Tajina, G Talbi, S Tbessi, S Tebra Mrad, Helmi Temessek, Ghassen Tlili, Nabil Toumi, Omar Toumi, Nada Toumia, H Tounsi, E Trigui, M Triki, A Triki, Marwa Turki, I Werda, S Yahyaoui, Yosra Yahyaoui, A Yaich, M Yamouni, D Yazid, A Yousfi, H Zaghouani, Sonia Zaied, Faten Zairi, S Zaraa, Alia Zehani, Yosr Zenzri, A Zidi, Nadia Znaidi, Khadija Zouari, S Zouari, Olfa Zoukar, A Zribi
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October 2017: La Tunisie Médicale
Michael S Nahorski, Sateesh Maddirevula, Ryosuke Ishimura, Saud Alsahli, Angela F Brady, Anaïs Begemann, Tsunehiro Mizushima, Francisco J Guzmán-Vega, Miki Obata, Yoshinobu Ichimura, Hessa S Alsaif, Shams Anazi, Niema Ibrahim, Firdous Abdulwahab, Mais Hashem, Dorota Monies, Mohamed Abouelhoda, Brian F Meyer, Majid Alfadhel, Wafa Eyaid, Markus Zweier, Katharina Steindl, Anita Rauch, Stefan T Arold, C Geoffrey Woods, Masaaki Komatsu, Fowzan S Alkuraya
The post-translational modification of proteins through the addition of UFM1, also known as ufmylation, plays a critical developmental role as revealed by studies in animal models. The recent finding that biallelic mutations in UBA5 (the E1-like enzyme for ufmylation) cause severe early-onset encephalopathy with progressive microcephaly implicates ufmylation in human brain development. More recently, a homozygous UFM1 variant was proposed as a candidate aetiology of severe early-onset encephalopathy with progressive microcephaly...
June 2, 2018: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
Nawras Alhalabi, Walid Al-Achkar, Abdulsamad Wafa, Mazen Kenj, Marwan Alhalabi
Background: Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), one of the most common complications of pregnancy, is responsible for significant emotional distress to the couple desiring to conceive. In almost 50% of the cases, the etiology remains unknown. The frequency of chromosomal structural rearrangements associated with a history of RPL in couples varies between 2% to 8%. Robertsonian translocations (ROBs) have an estimated incidence rate of 1/1000 births, making this type of rearrangement the most common structural chromosomal abnormalities seen in the general population...
January 2018: Journal of Reproduction & Infertility
Mahir A G Kubba, Said N Wafa, Seham A Al-Azreg
A nine years old Persian-mix female cat has been suffering from recurrent bilateral ceruminous gland adenocarcinoma for many years. Masses were first noticed and resected five years ago, but reoccurred later on two more occasions. The animal has usually experienced distressful ear canal problems in association with these masses. The tumor cellular morphology was reviewed, described and discussed. This article is the first in documenting ceruminous gland adenocarcinoma in a Persian-mix cat in Libya.
2018: Open Veterinary Journal
Wafa Hassen, Mohamed Neifar, Hanene Cherif, Mouna Mahjoubi, Yasmine Souissi, Noura Raddadi, Fabio Fava, Ameur Cherif
A total of 68 dimethoate and pentachlorophenol-tolerant rhizobacteria, isolated from a pesticide-contaminated agricultural soil, have been identified and typed by means of 16S-23S rRNA internal transcribed spacers analysis (ITS-PCR), 16S rRNA gene sequencing and by repetitive extragenic palindromic (BOX-PCR). The majority of bacterial isolates (84.31%) belonged to Proteobacteria (with a predominance of Gammaproteobacteria, 72.54%), while the remaining isolates were affiliated with Firmicutes (9.80%), Bacteroidetes (1...
June 2018: 3 Biotech
Wafa S Alsyouf, Ayman M Hamdan-Mansour, Shaher H Hamaideh, Khaled M Alnadi
BACKGROUND: The quality of care provided for patients in mental health-care facilities remains a challenge for health-care providers in general and for nurses in particular. Identifying the level of quality of care provided for patients in mental health-care facilities as perceived by nurses and patients may help health-care providers improve the quality of care and improve patients' outcomes. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study was to assess the perceptions of nurses and patients of the quality of nursing care, and explore the differences in their perceptions of quality of care in mental health-care facilities in Jordan...
May 1, 2018: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
Asma'a Abdulrahman Al-Ekrish, Wafa Alfaleh, Romed Hörmann, Ameera Alabdulwahid, Wolfgang Puelacher, Gerlig Widmann
OBJECTIVES: To compare subjective and objective localization of the inferior alveolar canal (IAC) on multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) images obtained by ultralow doses in combination with the reconstruction techniques of filtered backprojection (FBP), Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction (ASIR), or Model Based Iterative Reconstruction (MBIR) as compared to standard dose MDCT and FBP. METHODS: Three cadavers were imaged with a reference standard dose MDCT examination (CTDIvol: 29...
May 23, 2018: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
Maxim Bez, Thomas J Kremen, Wafa Tawackoli, Pablo Avalos, Dmitriy Sheyn, Galina Shapiro, Joseph C Giaconi, Shiran Ben David, Jess G Snedeker, Zulma Gazit, Katherine W Ferrara, Dan Gazit, Gadi Pelled
Ligament injuries occur frequently, substantially hindering routine daily activities and sports participation in patients. Surgical reconstruction using autogenous or allogeneic tissues is the gold standard treatment for ligament injuries. Although surgeons routinely perform ligament reconstructions, the integrity of these reconstructions largely depends on adequate biological healing of the interface between the ligament graft and the bone. We hypothesized that localized ultrasound-mediated, microbubble-enhanced therapeutic gene delivery to endogenous stem cells would lead to significantly improved ligament graft integration...
April 26, 2018: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
Molka Kharrat, Yosra Chebbi, Farah Ben Tanfous, Amel Lakhal, Saloua Ladeb, Tarek Ben Othmen, Wafa Achour
BACKGROUND: Extended spectrum β-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) are feared because they generate therapeutic difficulties and have high potential for dissemination. The purpose of our study was to investigate the epidemiology of these infections in hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients and to determine the genes encoding ESBL. MATERIAL/METHODS: Our retrospective study concerned adult patients hospitalized at the National Bone Marrow Transplant Center and infected with ESBL-E post HSCT between january 2006 and december 2016...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
Olivier Dupuy, Wafa Douzi, Dimitri Theurot, Laurent Bosquet, Benoit Dugué
Introduction: The aim of the present work was to perform a meta-analysis evaluating the impact of recovery techniques on delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), perceived fatigue, muscle damage, and inflammatory markers after physical exercise. Method: Three databases including PubMed, Embase , and Web-of-Science were searched using the following terms: ("recovery" or "active recovery" or "cooling" or "massage" or "compression garment" or "electrostimulation" or "stretching" or "immersion" or "cryotherapy") and ("DOMS" or "perceived fatigue" or "CK" or "CRP" or "IL-6") and ("after exercise" or "post-exercise") for randomized controlled trials, crossover trials, and repeated-measure studies...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
Dhia Kaffel, Hela Kchir, Wafa Hamdi, Imen Zouch, Kaouther Maatallah, Mohamed Montacer Kchir
We report here a case of hyperparathyroidism with disseminated brown tumors mimicking malignancy. The important clinical teaching of our case is that hyperparathyroidism can take various aspects. Plasma parathyroid hormone concentration should be measured in all patients with multiple bone lesions.
May 2018: Clinical Case Reports
Badii Amamou, Wafa Chebbi, Myriam Allegue, Ahmed Mhalla, Ferid Zaafrane, Lotfi Gaha
Objective: Unipolar mania is a clinical reality in our daily practice. Many authors suggested that bipolar patients can have only manic episodes without depressions. These findings lead us to explore more this particularity. Methods: We conduct a retrospective, descriptive and comparative study including 173 patients, followed for bipolar disorder type I, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders fifth edition criteria, during the period between January 2008 and December 2015...
May 31, 2018: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Anissa Zaouak, Ehsen Ben Brahim, Fatma Daoued, Wafa Koubaa, Houda Hammami, Samy Fenniche
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 8, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Meriem Msaad Guerfali, Wafa Djobbi, Kamel Charaabi, Heithem Hamden, Salma Fadhl, Wafa Marzouki, Ferjani Dhaouedi, Claude Chevrier
The Mediterranean fruit fly (medfly) Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae), is often referred to as the most severe agricultural pest. Its biological control is mainly through the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT). Colonization, mass-rearing conditions and the irradiation process impact the competitiveness of sterile males and disrupt symbiotic associations by favoring some bacterial species and suppressing others. Levels of Providencia species have been shown to fluctuate considerably in the gut of the medfly laboratory strain Vienna 8 under irradiation, increasing by up to 22%...
2018: PloS One
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