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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819533/catamenial-pneumothorax-revealing-diaphragmatic-endometriosis-a-case-report-and-revue-of-literature
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814189/association-of-methylenetetrahydrofolate-reductase-c677t-and-a1298c-gene-polymorphisms-with-recurrent-pregnancy-loss-in-syrian-women
#2
Walid Al-Achkar, Abdulsamad Wafa, Samer Ammar, Faten Moassass, Rami A Jarjour
C677T polymorphism of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase ( MTHFR) gene was a risk factor for recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), but few studies have confirmed a possible role of MTHFR A1298C polymorphism in RPL risk. This study was carried out to determine the influence of the MTHFR gene polymorphisms in RPL Syrian women. A case-control study was performed on 2 groups (106 healthy and 100 RPL women). The frequency of the MTHFR gene polymorphisms was determined by polymerase chain reaction based on restriction fragment length gene polymorphism...
September 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806974/association-of-plasma-fatty-acid-alteration-with-the-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease-lesions-in-tunisian-patients
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Samia Hadj Ahmed, Nadia Kaoubaa, Wafa Kharroubi, Amira Zarrouk, Mohamed Fadhel Najjar, Fathi Batbout, Habib Gamra, Gerard Lizard, Mohamed Hammami
BACKGROUND: Some factors related to diet are known to be involved in the progression of atherosclerosis in humans. METHODS: The relationship between plasma fatty acid (FA) levels and the severity of coronary artery disease (CAD), evaluated by Gensini score (GS), was investigated in CAD Tunisian patients compared to controls. Lipid profiles were analyzed, GS was calculated in CAD and non-CAD patients and compared to controls. RESULTS: CAD patients showed an alteration of conventional lipid parameters...
August 14, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804805/acid-activation-of-upper-eocene-ca-bentonite-for-soybean-oil-clarification
#4
Salima Chakroun, Mongi Herchi, Wafa Mechti, Mohamed Essghaier Gaied
In central Tunisia, many upper Eocene outcrops supply smectitic claystone which are characterized by several analytical techniques (calcimetry, XRD, SediGraph, chemical analysis, surface area, etc.). Beidellite is the main mineral detected by the XRD method. Representative raw samples M1, taken from Henchir Souar (Zaghouan, Tunisia), were acid activated in order to improve their physicochemical properties. This study consists in optimizing the activation conditions with HCl 3 N by varying the following parameters: time (2, 4, and 6 h) and temperature (25, 50, 75, and 90 °C)...
August 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798755/pearl-millet-genetic-traits-shape-rhizobacterial-diversity-and-modulate-rhizosphere-aggregation
#5
Papa M S Ndour, Mariama Gueye, Mohamed Barakat, Philippe Ortet, Marie Bertrand-Huleux, Anne-Laure Pablo, Damien Dezette, Lydie Chapuis-Lardy, Komi Assigbetsé, Ndjido Ardo Kane, Yves Vigouroux, Wafa Achouak, Ibrahima Ndoye, Thierry Heulin, Laurent Cournac
Root exudation contributes to soil carbon allocation and also to microbial C and energy supply, which subsequently impacts soil aggregation around roots. Biologically-driven soil structural formation is an important driver of soil fertility. Plant genetic determinants of exudation and more generally of factors promoting rhizosphere soil aggregation are largely unknown. Here, we characterized rhizosphere aggregation in a panel of 86 pearl millet inbred lines using a ratio of root-adhering soil dry mass per root tissue dry mass (RAS/RT)...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789919/identification-of-long-and-very-long-chain-fatty-acids-plasmalogen-c16-0-and-phytanic-acid-as-new-lipid-biomarkers-in-tunisian-coronary-artery-disease-patients
#6
Samia Hadj Ahmed, Nadia Koubaa, Wafa Kharroubi, Amira Zarrouk, Amira Mnari, Fethi Batbout, Habib Gamra, Sonia Hammami, Gérard Lizard, Mohamed Hammami
Long and very long chain fatty acids (LCFAs and VLCFAs) may play an active role in coronary artery diseases (CAD) etiology. Our aim was to evaluate the associations between LCPUFAs (C20:4n-6; C20:5n-3 and C22:6n-3) and VLCSFAs (C22:0, C24:0; and C26:0), as well as markers of peroxisomal integrity evaluated by phytanic acid and plasmalogen-C16:0 (PL-C16:0) in addition to the markers of lipid peroxidation (malondialdehyde [MDA] and conjugated dienes [CD]) and inflammation (high sensitivity C-reactive protein [hs-CRP]) with vascular severity evaluated by Gensini score in order to determine their possible effects on CAD in Tunisian population...
August 5, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777128/spinal-cord-injury-following-a-mild-trauma-in-homocystinuria-related-bone-frailty-neurorehabilitation-and-education-on-bone-health-management
#7
Ginny Varghese, Wafa Al Yazeedi, Mohammed Al Hamawi, Mohammed N Awad, Giorgio Ferriero, Elena Giovanazzi
Homocystinuria (HCU) is a rare autosomal recessive disease characterized by the deficiency of cystathionine β-synthetase, presenting with variable clinical features including micronutrient deficiency-related osteoporosis. Early-onset osteoporosis results in increased bone fragility, which is associated with low-impact fractures. To date, no traumatic myelopathy has ever been described in patients with HCU. This case report describes a 30-year-old male patient with HCU who was not aware that he was at high risk of sustaining debilitating bone fractures...
August 2, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774324/congenital-cystic-adenomatoid-malformation-dangers-of-misdiagnosis-a-case-report
#8
Wafae El Amraoui, Aziza Bentalha, Hajar Hamri, Salma Es-Chrif El Kettani, Alae El Koraichi
BACKGROUND: Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation is a rare pulmonary malformation, but is the most common lung malformation observed in children. In developing countries, such as Morocco, prenatal diagnosis is missing. Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation may occur after birth in the presence of complications and needs a computed tomography scan for confirmation. However, our lack of awareness of this malformation has been responsible for a late and wrong diagnosis along with therapeutic errors...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772625/an-efficient-violet-amplified-spontaneous-emission-ase-from-a-conjugated-polymer-pfo-co-px-in-solution
#9
Sara Abdulaziz Alfahd, Saradh Prasad Rajendra, Wafa Al-Mujammi, Durairaj Devaraj, Vadivel Masilamani, Mohamad Saleh AlSalhi
The optical of conjugated polymer poly[(9,9-dioctylfluorenyl-2,7-diyl)-co-(2,5-p-xylene)] also known as [(PFO-co-pX), ADS145UV], dissolved in a few solvents, has been measured. The absorption, emission spectra, and quantum yield have been investigated by using a spectrophotometer and spectrofluorometer, respectively. The properties of Amplified Spontaneous Emission (ASE) of conjugated PFO-co-pX polymer under different conditions such as solvent type, concentration, and pumping energy have been examined by using the tripled frequency of a Nd:YAG laser as a source of pumping...
March 7, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766976/phedra-using-real-world-data-to-analyze-treatment-patterns-and-ibrutinib-effectiveness-in-hematological-malignancies
#10
Jamie Garside, Nollaig Healy, Hervé Besson, Ruben Hermans, Finlay MacDougall, Damien Lestelle, Joris Diels, Wafae Iraqi
AIM: PHEDRA (Platform for Haematology in EMEA: Data for Real World Analysis) is a unique, noninterventional project based on secondary data collection from real-world (RW) patient-level (health record) databases to understand treatment patterns in hematological malignancies. It compares ibrutinib's effectiveness with alternative treatments using RW data (RWD) and randomized clinical trials data. MATERIALS & METHODS: RWD are cleaned, validated, harmonized into a Common Data Model, and analyzed statistically alongside randomized clinical trial data...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761657/improving-the-transition-from-pediatric-to-adult-diabetes-care-the-pediatric-care-provider-s-perspective-in-quebec-canada
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Meranda Nakhla, Lorraine E Bell, Sarah Wafa, Kaberi Dasgupta
OBJECTIVES: The transition from pediatric to adult care is a high-risk period for the emerging adult with diabetes. We aimed to determine adequacy of pediatric transition care structures and explore the pediatric diabetes care provider's perceptions of transition care. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: In-depth interviews with pediatric diabetes care providers from 12 diabetes centers in Quebec were conducted. We queried alignment with Got Transition's six core elements of healthcare transition, experiences, and barriers to transition care...
2017: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751286/troponin-elevation-in-other-conditions-than-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Wafa Masri, Edouard Le Guillou, Eya Hamdi, Khaldoun Ghazal, Elise Lebigot, Claudine Cosson, Françoise Blonde Cynober, Patrice Therond
Troponin is a specific cardiac infarction isoform (TnIc, TnTc) and its determination is used for the diagnosis of myocardial infarction even with normal Electrocardiography. The increase of cardiac troponins occurs in a variety of clinical situations without an acute coronary syndrome (ACS), cardiologists and emergency physicians are often confronted with positive troponins that are difficult to interpret. Few data exist about the occurrence, the clinical characteristics and the predictive value in case of absence of ACS...
August 1, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743645/extensively-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-morocco
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Wifak Ennassiri, Sanae Jaouhari, Wafa Cherki, Reda Charof, Abdelkarim Filali-Maltouf, Ouafae Lahlou
OBJECTIVES: Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) has recently been identified as a major global health threat. The aim of the study was to evaluate the XDR-TB presence within TB isolates in Morocco, and its association with the demographic, clinical and epidemiological features. METHODS: A total of 524 patients from the National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory, representative of all the geographic regions, were subject to first-line drug susceptibility testing (DST)...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737070/%C3%AE-blockers-on-discharge-from-acute-atrial-fibrillation-are-associated-with-decreased-mortality-and-lower-cerebrovascular-accidents-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-reduced-ejection-fraction
#14
Charbel Abi Khalil, Mohammad Zubaid, Nidal Asaad, Wafa A Rashed, Adel Khalifa Hamad, Rajvir Singh, Jassim Al Suwaidi
The benefits of β-blockers in patients with heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and atrial fibrillation (AF) are controversial. The Gulf Survey of Atrial Fibrillation Events was a prospective, multinational, observational registry of consecutive patients with AF recruited from the emergency department (ED). We studied the incidence of 6- and 12-month mortality, hospitalization for HF or AF, and stroke/transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) in patients with HFrEF, in relation to β-blockers on discharge from the ED or the subsequent hospital stay...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729609/maternally-transmitted-microbiota-affects-odor-emission-and-preference-in-drosophila-larva
#15
Jean-Pierre Farine, Wafa Habbachi, Jérôme Cortot, Suzy Roche, Jean-François Ferveur
Experimental studies show that early sensory experience often affects subsequent sensory preference, suggesting that the heterogeneity of sensory cues in nature could induce significant inter-individual behavioral variation, potentially contributing to maintain intraspecific diversity. To test this hypothesis, we explored the behavioral effect induced by variation in the levels of a self-produced chemical, acetoin, and its link with intraspecific diversity. Acetoin is a pheromone-like substance produced by gut-associated microorganisms in Drosophila...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725151/chemical-constituents-of-helichrysum-italicum-roth-g-don-essential-oil-and-their-antimicrobial-activity-against-gram-positive-and-gram-negative-bacteria-filamentous-fungi-and-candida-albicans
#16
Bouzid Djihane, Nouioua Wafa, Soltani Elkhamssa, De Haro Juan Pedro, Angeles Esteban Maria, Zerroug Mohamed Mihoub
The aerial parts of Helichrysum italicum (Roth) G. Don were subjected to hydrodistillation to obtain essential oils which had been analyzed by gas chromatography and gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry and tested for antimicrobial activity against 12 bacteria, two yeasts and four fungi by agar diffusion method. The essential oil yielded 0.44% (v/w) and 67 compounds accounting for 99.24% of the oil were identified with a high content of oxygenated sesquiterpenes (61.42%). The most oxygenated sesquiterpene compounds were α-Cedrene (13...
July 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723952/evidence-for-prehistoric-origins-of-the-g2019s-mutation-in-the-north-african-berber-population
#17
Rafiqua Ben El Haj, Ayyoub Salmi, Wafa Regragui, Ahmed Moussa, Naima Bouslam, Houyam Tibar, Ali Benomar, Mohamed Yahyaoui, Ahmed Bouhouche
The most common cause of the monogenic form of Parkinson's disease known so far is the G2019S mutation of the leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) gene. Its frequency varies greatly among ethnic groups and geographic regions ranging from less than 0.1% in Asia to 40% in North Africa. This mutation has three distinct haplotypes; haplotype 1 being the oldest and most common. Recent studies have dated haplotype 1 of the G2019S mutation to about 4000 years ago, but it remains controversial whether the mutation has a Near-Eastern or Moroccan-Berber ancestral origin...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713724/an-innovative-method-of-repeated-tie-over-dressing-for-fixation-of-skin-graft
#18
Shabeer Wani, Ovais Matto, Doaa Andejani, Faris Akmugarian, Faris Aldhagri, Ahmad Wafa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706594/disparity-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-practices-and-outcomes-in-arabian-gulf-countries-gulf-coast-registry
#19
Mohammad Zubaid, Wafa Rashed, Alawi A Alsheikh-Ali, Taysir Garadah, Najib Alrawahi, Mustafa Ridha, Mousa Akbar, Fahad Alenezi, Rashed Alhamdan, Wael Almahmeed, Hussam Ouda, Arif Al-Mulla, Fahad Baslaib, Abdulla Shehab, Abdulla Alnuaimi, Haitham Amin
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to describe contemporary management and 1-year outcomes of patients hospitalized with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in Arabian Gulf countries. METHODS: Data of patients admitted to 29 hospitals in four Gulf countries [Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, United Arab Emirates (UAE)] with the diagnosis of STEMI were analyzed from Gulf locals with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) events (Gulf COAST) registry. This was a longitudinal, observational registry of consecutive citizens, admitted with ACS from January 2012 to January 2013...
April 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705542/effect-of-coronary-artery-disease-risk-snps-on-serum-cytokine-levels-and-cytokine-imbalance-in-premature-coronary-artery-disease
#20
Wafa M Ansari, Steve E Humphries, Abdul K Naveed, Omer J Khan, Dilshad A Khan, Ejaz Hassan Khattak
BACKGROUND: Premature Coronary Artery Disease (PCAD) occurs almost a decade earlier in the South Asian population as compared to the West. Inclusion of genetic information can prove to be a robust measure to improve early risk prediction of PCAD. Aim was to estimate the genotypic distribution and risk allele frequencies of 13 Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) risk Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in loci identified by the CARDIoGRAMplusC4D consortium namely MIA3 rs17465637; 9p21 rs10757274; CXCL12 rs1746048; APOA5 rs662799; APOB rs1042031; LPA rs3798220; LPA 10455872; MRAS rs9818870; LPL rs328; SORT1 rs646776; PCSK9 rs11591147; APOE rs429358; APOE rs7412 in Pakistani PCAD patients and controls...
July 10, 2017: Cytokine
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