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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549122/performance-of-hawley-type-retainers-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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Wafa Jaber Al Rahma, Eleftherios G Kaklamanos, Athanasios E Athanasiou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 26, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548901/neuroendocrine-differentiation-in-basal-cell-carcinoma
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Yoldez Houcine, Ines Chelly, Alia Zehani, Linda Belhaj Kacem, Haifa Azzouz, Wafa Rekik, Hend C, Slim Haouet, Nidhameddine Kchir
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the prototypical basaloid tumour of the skin. It may show various patterns simulating other cutaneous tumours due to its pleomorphism. It may have unusal pattern of differentiaton such as squamous, sebaceous, apocrine, eccrine, pilar and endocrine differentiation. In order to establish the relative frequency of neuroendocrine differentiation in BCC, we performed a retrospective study of 33 consecutive BCCs using conventional immunohistochemistry with two neuroendocrine antibodies: Chromogranine A and synaptophysine...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545104/pkng-senses-amino-acid-availability-to-control-metabolism-and-virulence-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Barbara Rieck, Giulia Degiacomi, Michael Zimmermann, Alessandro Cascioferro, Francesca Boldrin, Natalie R Lazar-Adler, Andrew R Bottrill, Fabien le Chevalier, Wafa Frigui, Marco Bellinzoni, María-Natalia Lisa, Pedro M Alzari, Liem Nguyen, Roland Brosch, Uwe Sauer, Riccardo Manganelli, Helen M O'Hare
Sensing and response to changes in nutrient availability are essential for the lifestyle of environmental and pathogenic bacteria. Serine/threonine protein kinase G (PknG) is required for virulence of the human pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and its putative substrate GarA regulates the tricarboxylic acid cycle in M. tuberculosis and other Actinobacteria by protein-protein binding. We sought to understand the stimuli that lead to phosphorylation of GarA, and the roles of this regulatory system in pathogenic and non-pathogenic bacteria...
May 17, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533861/-cutaneous-leukocytoclastic-vasculitis-about-85-cases
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Amina Aounallah, Aicha Arouss, Najet Ghariani, Wafa Saidi, Badreddine Sriha, Mohamed Denguezli, Colandane Belajouza, Rafia Nouira
Clinical manifestation, etiology and outcome of leukocytoclastic vasculitis are little studied. The aim of our study was to examine epidemiological, clinical etiological, and evolutionary characteristics of this entity. We conducted a cross-sectional data collection from medical records of 85 patients with leukocytoclastic vasculitis in the Department of Dermatology at the Farhat Hached University Hospital, Sousse between January 2000 and December 2013. Epidemiological, clinical, paraclinical, etiological data sheets had been completed for each patient...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533859/-a-particular-type-of-cicatricial-pemphigoid-with-unique-iga-deposit
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Amina Aounallah, Mariem Jrad, Mehdi Ksiaa, Sana Mokni, Wafa Saidi, Lobna Boussofara, Badreddine Sriha, Mohamed Denguezli, Najet Ghariani, Colandane Belajouza, Rafia Nouira
Cicatricial Pemphigoid is a subepithelial bullous dermatosis which essentially involves the mucous membranes with cicatricial evolution We report the case of a 66-year old patient hospitalized with erosive gingivitis associated with dysphagia, dyspnea and blurred vision. Dermatologic examination showed erosive lesions involving the palate and the pharynx. Ophthalmologic examination showed symblepharons, ectropion and bilateral cataract. Gingival biopsy revealed a necrotic detachment of the buccal epithelium...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527742/bio-monitoring-of-metal-impact-on-metallothioneins-levels-in-the-gastropod-phorcus-turbinatus-born-1778-in-the-northeastern-and-the-eastern-coasts-of-tunisia
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Wafa Boulajfene, Evangelia Strogyloudi, Catsiki Vassiliki-Angelique, Ammar El Mlayah, Sabiha Tlig-Zouari
This work is an evaluation of metal contamination degree in Phorcus turbinatus and a monitoring of metals impact on metallothioneins functioning. The gastropod was sampled from six stations along the northeastern and eastern coasts of Tunisia during four seasons (2014-2015). Our results suggested that sedimentological metallic contents (Copper, Zinc and Cadmium) vary significantly depending on stations and not significantly according to seasons except for copper. Nevertheless, differences were no significant between stations and significant between seasons as for ambient factors, metallic intrinsic contents and metallothioneins rates...
May 18, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525442/prevalence-and-determinants-of-hypertension-and-high-normal-blood-pressure-among-young-adult-saudi-females-insights-into-preventive-strategies
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Maha A Al-Mohaissen, Qumasha Y Al-Obaid, Wafa A AlGhamdi, Haneen S Al-Alyani, Sheima M Dahman, Nora A Al-Wahhabi, Noura M Al-Awaji, Terry Lee
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of hypertension and high normal blood pressure and their risk factors among young adult Saudi females. A prospective cross-sectional study was conducted in a women's university. A questionnaire evaluated the subjects' demographic data and risk factors for hypertension and the blood pressure, height, and weight were recorded. In all, 4.1% of the participants were hypertensive and 6.2% had high normal blood pressure. Significant predictors of hypertension/high normal blood pressure were increased body mass index, increased heart rate, walking fewer days per week, and dietary factors...
July 2017: Family & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520719/sex-differences-in-management-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-middle-east-gulf-survey-of-atrial-fibrillation-events-gulf-safe
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Abdulla Shehab, Mohammad Zubaid, Akshaya Srikanth Bhagavathula, Wafa A Rashed, Alawi A Alsheikh-Ali, Wal AlMahmeed, Kadhim Sulaiman, Ibrahim Al-Zakwani, Ahmed AlQudaimi, Nidal Asaad, Haitham Amin
Differences in the management of atrial fibrillation (AF) between men and women were investigated by using Gulf SAFE data in the Middle East. The study included 2,043 patients presenting with AF to emergency room (ER) were prospectively enrolled and followed for one-year. Women were older, have higher body mass index (BMI), comorbidities, and health complications than men. With regard to management of AF, cardioversion was recommended more often for men (16.7% vs. 9.3%), and underwent electrical cardioversion (2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515335/in-situ-bone-tissue-engineering-via-ultrasound-mediated-gene-delivery-to-endogenous-progenitor-cells-in-mini-pigs
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Maxim Bez, Dmitriy Sheyn, Wafa Tawackoli, Pablo Avalos, Galina Shapiro, Joseph C Giaconi, Xiaoyu Da, Shiran Ben David, Jayne Gavrity, Hani A Awad, Hyun W Bae, Eric J Ley, Thomas J Kremen, Zulma Gazit, Katherine W Ferrara, Gadi Pelled, Dan Gazit
More than 2 million bone-grafting procedures are performed each year using autografts or allografts. However, both options carry disadvantages, and there remains a clear medical need for the development of new therapies for massive bone loss and fracture nonunions. We hypothesized that localized ultrasound-mediated, microbubble-enhanced therapeutic gene delivery to endogenous stem cells would induce efficient bone regeneration and fracture repair. To test this hypothesis, we surgically created a critical-sized bone fracture in the tibiae of Yucatán mini-pigs, a clinically relevant large animal model...
May 17, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494896/occupational-stress-of-anesthesia-effects-on-aging
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Ola M Zanaty, Shahira El Metainy, Rania Abdelmaksoud, Hala Demerdash, Doaa Abo Aliaa, Heba Abo El Wafa
BACKGROUND: Anesthesiology has been identified as a stressful specialty. Chronic psychological stress may lead to biological aging and skin aging. STUDY OBJECTIVE: The primary outcome was to measure physical health and emotional well-being. Secondary outcomes include skin aging analysis, telomere shortening in anesthetists. DESIGN: This is a prospective observational study. SETTINGS: University of Alexandria. PATIENTS: Study was carried out on 366 ASA I-II physicians 30-50yr...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475618/first-time-detection-and-identification-of-the-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-complex-members-in-extrapulmonary-tuberculosis-clinical-samples-in-south-tunisia-by-a-single-tube-tetraplex-real-time-pcr-assay
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Mariam Siala, Salma Smaoui, Wafa Taktak, Salma Hachicha, Asma Ghorbel, Chema Marouane, Sana Kammoun, Dhikrayet Gamara, Leila Slim, Radhouane Gdoura, Férièle Messadi-Akrout
INTRODUCTION: Tunisia has one of the highest burdens of extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) among tuberculosis (TB) cases but the contribution of MTBC-mediated human EPTB is unknown. EPTB diagnosis is challenging due to the paucibacillary nature of clinical samples. Therefore, a need of a simplified molecular method for sensitive and specific TB detection and differentiation of MTBC members caused EPTB remains a priority to an early diagnosis, optimize successful anti-TB treatment and minimize transmission...
May 5, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465860/lrrk2-g2019s-mutation-prevalence-and-clinical-features-in-moroccans-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Ahmed Bouhouche, Houyam Tibar, Rafiqua Ben El Haj, Khalil El Bayad, Rachid Razine, Sanaa Tazrout, Asmae Skalli, Naima Bouslam, Loubna Elouardi, Ali Benomar, Mohammed Yahyaoui, Wafa Regragui
Background. The LRRK2 G2019S mutation is the most common genetic determinant of Parkinson's disease (PD) identified to date. This mutation, reported in both familial and sporadic PD, occurs at elevated frequencies in Maghreb population. In the present study, we examined the prevalence of the G2019S mutation in the Moroccan population and we compared the motor and nonmotor phenotype of G2019S carriers to patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease. Methods. 100 PD patients were assessed for motor and nonmotor symptoms, current medication, and motor complication including motor fluctuations and dyskinesia...
2017: Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453256/intraperitoneal-administration-of-neural-stem-cell-nanoparticle-conjugates-targets-chemotherapy-to-ovarian-tumors
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Pengpeng Cao, Rachael Mooney, Revathiswari Tirughana, Wafa Abidi, Soraya Aramburo, Linda Flores, Megan Gilchrist, Ugochi Nwokafor, Tom Haber, Pamela Tiet, Alexander J Annala, Ernest Han, Thanh Dellinger, Karen S Aboody, Jacob M Berlin
Ovarian cancer is particularly aggressive once it has metastasized to the abdominal cavity (stage III). Intraperitoneal (IP) as compared to intravenous (IV) administration of chemotherapy improves survival for stage III ovarian cancer, demonstrating that concentrating chemotherapy at tumor sites has therapeutic benefit; unfortunately, IP therapy also increases toxic side effects, thus preventing its completion in many patients. The ability to target chemotherapy selectively to ovarian tumors while sparing normal tissue would improve efficacy and decrease toxicities...
April 28, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450389/mertk-expressing-hepatic-macrophages-promote-the-resolution-of-inflammation-in-acute-liver-failure
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Evangelos Triantafyllou, Oltin T Pop, Lucia A Possamai, Annika Wilhelm, Evaggelia Liaskou, Arjuna Singanayagam, Christine Bernsmeier, Wafa Khamri, Gemma Petts, Rebecca Dargue, Scott P Davies, Joseph Tickle, Muhammed Yuksel, Vishal C Patel, Robin D Abeles, Zania Stamataki, Stuart M Curbishley, Yun Ma, Ian D Wilson, Muireann Coen, Kevin J Woollard, Alberto Quaglia, Julia Wendon, Mark R Thursz, David H Adams, Chris J Weston, Charalambos G Antoniades
OBJECTIVE: Acute liver failure (ALF) is characterised by overwhelming hepatocyte death and liver inflammation with massive infiltration of myeloid cells in necrotic areas. The mechanisms underlying resolution of acute hepatic inflammation are largely unknown. Here, we aimed to investigate the impact of Mer tyrosine kinase (MerTK) during ALF and also examine how the microenvironmental mediator, secretory leucocyte protease inhibitor (SLPI), governs this response. DESIGN: Flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, confocal imaging and gene expression analyses determined the phenotype, functional/transcriptomic profile and tissue topography of MerTK+ monocytes/macrophages in ALF, healthy and disease controls...
April 27, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432037/investigating-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-6-integrin-receptor-targeting-liposomal-alendronate-for-combinatory-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cell-immunotherapy
#15
Naomi O Hodgins, Wafa' T Al-Jamal, Julie T-W Wang, Rebecca Klippstein, Pedro M Costa, Jane K Sosabowski, John F Marshall, John Maher, Khuloud T Al-Jamal
The αvβ6 integrin receptor has been shown to be overexpressed on many types of cancer cells, resulting in a more pro-invasive and aggressive phenotype, this makes it an attractive target for selective drug delivery. In tumours that over-express the αvβ6 receptor, cellular uptake of liposomes can be enhanced using ligand-targeted liposomes. It has previously been shown in both in vitro and in vivo studies that liposomal alendronate (L-ALD) can sensitise cancer cells to destruction by Vγ9Vδ2 T cells. It is hypothesised that by using the αvβ6-specific peptide A20FMDV2 as a targeting moiety for L-ALD, the therapeutic efficacy of this therapy can be increased in αvβ6 positive tumours...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429836/increased-levels-of-soluble-hla-g-molecules-in-tunisian-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-infection
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Ahmed Baligh Laaribi, Daria Bortolotti, Naila Hannachi, Asma Mehri, Olfa Hazgui, Hamza Ben Yahia, Wafa Babay, Manel Belhadj, Houda Chaouech, Salwa Yacoub, Amel Letaief, Imene Ouzari, Abdellatif Boudabous, Dario Di Luca, Jalel Boukadida, Roberta Rizzo, Ines Zidi
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a global health problem. The mechanisms of immune tolerance in HBV infection are still unclear. The host immune response plays a critical role in determining the outcome of HBV infection. Human leukocyte antigen-G (HLA-G) is involved in immunotolerogenic process and infectious diseases. The present study aimed to explore the implication of soluble HLA-G (sHLA-G) and its isoforms in HBV infection. Total sHLA-G (including shedding HLA-G1 and HLA-G5) was analysed by ELISA in 95 chronic HBV patients, 83 spontaneously resolvers and 100 healthy controls...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426813/correction-phenolic-extract-from-oleaster-olea-europaea-var-sylvestris-leaves-reduces-colon-cancer-growth-and-induces-caspase-dependent-apoptosis-in-colon-cancer-cells-via-the-mitochondrial-apoptotic-pathway
#17
Wafa Zeriouh, Abdelhafid Nani, Meriem Belarbi, Adélie Dumont, Charlotte de Rosny, Ikram Aboura, Fatima Zahra Ghanemi, Babar Murtaza, Danish Patoli, Charles Thomas, Lionel Apetoh, Cédric Rébé, Dominique Delmas, Naim Akhtar Khan, François Ghiringhelli, Mickael Rialland, Aziz Hichami
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0170823.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422707/factors-underlying-cognitive-decline-in-old-age-and-alzheimer-s-disease-the-role-of-the-hippocampus
#18
Wafa Jaroudi, Julia Garami, Sandra Garrido, Michael Hornberger, Szabolcs Keri, Ahmed A Moustafa
There are many factors that strongly influence the aetiology, development, and progression of cognitive decline in old age, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and Alzheimer's disease (AD). These factors include not only different personality traits and moods but also lifestyle patterns (e.g. exercise and diet) and awareness levels that lead to cognitive decline in old age. In this review, we discuss how personality traits, mood states, and lifestyle impact brain and behaviour in older adults. Specifically, our review shows that these lifestyle and personality factors affect several brain regions, including the hippocampus, a region key for memory that is affected by cognitive decline in old age as well as AD...
April 19, 2017: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418808/effects-of-maternal-supplementation-with-omega-3-precursors-on-human-milk-composition
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Evelyne Mazurier, Virginie Rigourd, Paul Perez, Rachel Buffin, Leslie Couedelo, Carole Vaysse, Wafae Belcadi, Rémi Sitta, Fabienne Nacka, Delphine Lamireau, Gilles Cambonie, Jean-Charles Picaud, Claude Billeaud
BACKGROUND: Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs) are important for newborn neurosensory development. Supplementation of breastfeeding mothers' diets with omega-3 PUFAs, such as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), may increase their concentration in human milk. Research aim: This study aimed to assess human milk composition after 15-day supplementation regimens containing either omega-3 PUFAs or olive oil, which does not provide ALA. METHODS: A multicenter factorial randomized trial was conducted with four groups of breastfeeding women, with each group containing 19 to 22 women...
May 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411136/augmentation-of-keratinized-gingiva-around-dental-implants
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J Kissa, W El Kholti, Y Laalou, M El Farouki
To date, there is no general consensus with respect to the amount of soft-tissue volume needed for esthetic and functional purposes on the buccal aspect of dental implants. Numerous studies have investigated the relationship between the width of keratinized mucosa and the health of peri-implant tissues. Our purpose was to discuss about the necessity of keratinized tissue to maintain the peri-implant health and to report clinical efficacy of different techniques used to increase the keratinized tissue around dental implants...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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