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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791076/effects-of-endurance-training-on-hippocampus-dj-1-cb-2-and-blood-glucose-concentration-in-diabetic-rats
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Mohammad Kurd, Vahid Valipour Dehnou, Seyed Asadollah Tavakoli, Daniel E Gahreman
AIMS: To investigate the effect of endurance training on Hippocampus DJ-1 and CB2 protein and blood glucose concentration in diabetic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-two rats were randomly divided into Diabetic (D), Diabetic and Exercise (DE), Exercise (E), and Control (C) groups. The endurance training was performed five times per week for six weeks. The hippocampus DJ-1 and CB2 were measured using an ELISA method. RESULTS: The level of DJ-1 in D group was significantly higher than other groups (p ≤ 0...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773697/which-anthropometric-measures-best-indicate-type-2-diabetes-among-russian-somali-and-kurdish-origin-migrants-in-finland-a-cross-sectional-study
#2
Natalia Skogberg, Tiina Laatikainen, Annamari Lundqvist, Eero Lilja, Tommi Härkänen, Päivikki Koponen
OBJECTIVES: To compare the performance of body mass index (BMI), waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) in detecting type 2 diabetes among Russian, Somali and Kurdish (born in Iraq/Iran) origin migrants and Finns. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: Cross-sectional study comparing health examination survey data of Russian, Somali and Kurdish origin migrants (n=917) aged 30-64 years who took part in the Migrant Health and Wellbeing Survey with the general Finnish population in the Health 2011 Survey (n=887)...
May 17, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756457/descriptive-analysis-of-associated-factors-for-urgent-versus-nonurgent-inpatient-spine-transfers-to-a-tertiary-care-hospital
#3
Gregory D Schroeder, James C McKenzie, David S Casper, Seth Stake, Joseph Buchholz, Chris Kepler, Jeffery A Rihn, Barret I Woods, Kris E Radcliff, I David Kaye, Kristen Nicholson, D Greg Anderson, Alan S Hilibrand, Alexander R Vaccaro, Safdar Khan, Mark F Kurd
Patients with spine-associated symptoms are transferred regularly to higher levels of care for operative intervention. It is unclear what factors lead to the transfer of patients with spine pathology to level I care facilities, and which transfers are indicated. All patients with isolated spinal pathology who were transferred from 2011 to 2015 were reviewed. Patients were divided into urgent transfers, defined as anyone who required operative intervention, and nonurgent transfers. Two hundred twenty-seven patients were transferred for isolated spinal pathology over 51 months; 109 (48...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Medical Quality: the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728104/disparities-in-cervical-screening-participation-a-comparison-of-russian-somali-and-kurdish-immigrants-with-the-general-finnish-population
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Esther E Idehen, Päivikki Koponen, Tommi Härkänen, Mari Kangasniemi, Anna-Maija Pietilä, Tellervo Korhonen
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is currently ranked as the fourth commonly diagnosed cancer in women globally. A higher incidence has been reported in low- and-middle-income countries, and the disease poses significant public health challenges. Evidence suggests that this disease is preventable by means of regular screening using the Papanicolaou (Pap) test. However, limited knowledge exists about disparities in cervical screening participation among immigrants compared with non-immigrants, in countries with universal cervical screening programmes...
May 4, 2018: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699804/preoperative-localization-modalities-in-primary-hyperparathyroidism-correlation-with-postoperative-cure
#5
Abbas Al-Kurd, Barak Levit, May Assaly, Ido Mizrahi, Haggi Mazeh, Michal Mekel
BACKGROUND: Accurate preoperative localization is critical to the success of minimally invasive parathyroidectomy. This investigation aimed to assess the correlation among preoperative imaging results, intraoperative findings, and postoperative cure rates in patients undergoing operation for primary hyperparathyroidism. METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients who underwent operation for primary hyperparathyroidism between June 2010 and March 2016 was performed...
April 23, 2018: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621047/fluoroscopically-guided-lumbar-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injection-procedural-technique
#6
David Stolzenberg, Junyoung J Ahn, Mark Kurd
Fluoroscopically guided lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections are indicated for the treatment of lumbar radicular pain that has failed more conservative options. This article details proper equipment and medications, patient positioning and set-up, step-by-step instructions for multiplanar fluoroscopic visualization, needle advancement and medication instillation, and postoperative management. Pearls and pitfalls are also discussed. In addition, an instructional procedure video accompanies this paper...
April 4, 2018: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605040/outcomes-of-interval-appendectomy-in-comparison-with-appendectomy-for-acute-appendicitis
#7
Abbas Al-Kurd, Ido Mizrahi, Baha Siam, Amram Kupietzky, Nurith Hiller, Nahum Beglaibter, Ahmed Eid, Haggi Mazeh
BACKGROUND: Traditionally, patients treated conservatively for periappendiceal abscess or phlegmon would subsequently undergo interval appendectomy (IA); however, recent evidence has shed doubt on the necessity of this procedure. This study aimed to assess the outcomes of patients who underwent IA, in comparison with those operated acutely for appendicitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis identified patients who underwent IA between 2000 and 2016...
May 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29553406/definition-causes-and-consequences-of-hamm-idiom-of-distress-in-arabic-in-the-palestinian-context-a-qualitative-study
#8
Abeer A Nasir, Razan Salah, Abla Sayyed Ahmad, Samah Abu Hijleh, Sa'eed Abu Kattab, Alia Al Kurd, Rawan Al Sharif, Raed Amro, Ahmad Khatib, Hana' Mousa, Walaa Shamasnah, Khammisa Shqerat, Rita Giacaman
BACKGROUND: Hamm is an Arabic word that is used to express suffering. Idioms of distress are communicated differently in different contexts and cultures. Understanding idioms of distress and symptoms can help in diagnosis and lead to socioculturally sensitive health care. METHODS: In this qualitative study, we did semi-structured interviews with men and women of all age groups. Questions focused on the definition, causes, and consequences of Hamm. Responses were analysed by reading and re-reading interview transcripts until themes and subthemes emerged...
February 21, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29522542/the-genetic-heterogeneity-of-arab-populations-as-inferred-from-hla-genes
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Abdelhafidh Hajjej, Wassim Y Almawi, Antonio Arnaiz-Villena, Lasmar Hattab, Slama Hmida
This is the first genetic anthropology study on Arabs in MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region. The present meta-analysis included 100 populations from 36 Arab and non-Arab communities, comprising 16,006 individuals, and evaluates the genetic profile of Arabs using HLA class I (A, B) and class II (DRB1, DQB1) genes. A total of 56 Arab populations comprising 10,283 individuals were selected from several databases, and were compared with 44 Mediterranean, Asian, and sub-Saharan populations. The most frequent alleles in Arabs are A*01, A*02, B*35, B*51, DRB1*03:01, DRB1*07:01, DQB1*02:01, and DQB1*03:01, while DRB1*03:01-DQB1*02:01 and DRB1*07:01-DQB1*02:02 are the most frequent class II haplotypes...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441451/trauma-psychosocial-factors-and-help-seeking-in-three-immigrant-groups-in-finland
#10
Carla C Schubert, Raija-Leena Punamäki, Jaana Suvisaari, Päivikki Koponen, Anu Castaneda
Multiple psychosocial factors influence help-seeking behavior among immigrants, but studies have focused on separate issues in single cultural groups. This study tested a model of help-seeking behavior among three ethnically different immigrant groups. Participants were 1356 Somali, Russian, and Kurdish immigrants (18-64 years). They reported past traumatic events, social network, acculturation indices, trust in services, and mental health as well as usage of mental and somatic health services. Structural equation modeling (SEM) with multigroup procedure was applied...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415443/mental-health-effects-of-stress-over-the-life-span-of-refugees
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Michael Hollifield, Teddy D Warner, Barry Krakow, Joseph Westermeyer
Information about the relative impact of stressful events across the lifespan on the mental health of refugees is needed. Cross-sectional data from a community sample of 135 Kurdish and 117 Vietnamese refugees were fit to a path model about the effects of non-war stress, war-related stress, and post-migration stress on mental health. Kurdish and Vietnamese data were generally consistent with the model. However, war-related stress produced no direct but a large indirect effect through post-migration stress on mental health in Kurds...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353734/parental-ethnicity-associated-with-risk-for-multiple-sclerosis-a-population-based-incident-case-control-study-in-iran
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Ibrahim Abdollahpour, Saharnaz Nedjat, Mohammad Ali Mansournia, Mohammad Ali Sahraian, Nasrin Asgari
BACKGROUND: The epidemiology of multiple sclerosis (MS) includes a consideration of geography and population ethnicity. To determine whether there is any association between ethnicity and risk of MS in a multiethnic, population-based case-control study. METHODS: We conducted a population-based case-control of 547 incident MS cases and 1057 healthy controls between August 2013 and February 2015, Tehran, a multi-ethnic city. The patients were identified and enrolled through the Iranian MS Society...
February 2018: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328413/prevalence-of-the-cyp2c19-2-681-g-a-3-636-g-a-and-17-%C3%A2-806-c-t-alleles-among-an-iranian-population-of-different-ethnicities
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Mahshid Dehbozorgi, Behnam Kamalidehghan, Iman Hosseini, Zahra Dehghanfard, Mohammad Hossein Sangtarash, Maryam Firoozi, Fatemeh Ahmadipour, Goh Yong Meng, Massoud Houshmand
Polymorphisms in the cytochrome P (CYP) 450 family may cause adverse drug responses in individuals. Cytochrome P450 2C19 (CYP2C19) is a member of the CYP family, where the presence of the 681 G>A, 636 G>A and 806 C>T polymorphisms result in the CYP2C19*2, CYP2C19*3 and CYP2C19*17 alleles, respectively. In the current study, the frequency of the CYP2C19*2, CYP2C19*3 and CYP2C19*17 alleles in an Iranian population cohort of different ethnicities were examined and then compared with previously published frequencies within other populations...
March 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304156/engaging-in-extreme-activism-in-support-of-others-political-struggles-the-role-of-politically-motivated-fusion-with-out-groups
#14
Jonas R Kunst, Beverly Boos, Sasha Y Kimel, Milan Obaidi, Maor Shani, Lotte Thomsen
Humans are a coalitional, parochial species. Yet, extreme actions of solidarity are sometimes taken for distant or unrelated groups. What motivates people to become solidary with groups to which they do not belong originally? Here, we demonstrate that such distant solidarity can occur when the perceived treatment of an out-group clashes with one's political beliefs (e.g., for Leftists, oppressive occupation of the out-group) and that it is driven by fusion (or a feeling of oneness) with distant others with whom one does not share any common social category such as nationality, ethnicity or religion...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229157/long-term-outcomes-of-sigmoid-diverticulitis-a-single-center-experience
#15
Ido Mizrahi, Abbas Al-Kurd, Katya Chapchay, Yael Ag-Rejuan, Natalia Simanovsky, Ahmed Eid, Haggi Mazeh
BACKGROUND: During the last decade, guidelines for the treatment of sigmoid diverticulitis have dramatically changed. The aim of this study is to report the long-term outcomes of patients treated for diverticulitis at a nonspecialized single center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After obtaining institutional review board approval, medical records of all patients admitted to our institution with the diagnosis of sigmoid diverticulitis between 1998 and 2008 were reviewed...
January 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215496/comparing-health-related-quality-of-life-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-either-primary-or-revision-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion
#16
Gregory D Schroeder, Barrett S Boody, Christopher K Kepler, Mark F Kurd, Stephen Silva, Kristen Nicholson, Jefferson R Wilson, Barret I Woods, Kris E Radcliff, D Greg Anderson, Alan S Hilibrand, Alexander R Vaccaro, Jeffery A Rihn
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review of prospectively collected data. OBJECTIVE: Compare HRQOL outcome metrics in patients undergoing primary and revision ACDF. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is associated with significant improvements in health related quality of life (HRQOL) outcome metrics. However, 2.9% of patients per year will develop symptomatic adjacent segment disease and there is a paucity of literature on HRQOL outcomes following revision ACDF...
December 5, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204778/conversion-of-laparoscopic-adjustable-gastric-banding-to-gastric-bypass-a-comparison-to-primary-gastric-bypass
#17
Abbas Al-Kurd, Ronit Grinbaum, Ala'a Abubeih, Baha Siam, Muhammad Ghanem, Haggi Mazeh, Ido Mizrahi, Nahum Beglaibter
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) has a considerable failure rate. Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) is one of the rescue options. This study aims to compare the complication rates and outcomes between LAGB converted to LRYGB and primary LRYGB. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed in all patients converted from LAGB to LRYGB between January 2007 and March 2017. This group was compared to a matched cohort of primary LRYGB patients operated during the same period...
December 4, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153745/analysis-of-the-golden-proportion-and-width-height-ratios-of-maxillary-anterior-teeth-in-arab-and-kurdish-populations
#18
Neda Al-Kaisy, Balkees Taha Garib
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Dentists providing anterior restorations are guided by the principles of anatomic tooth dimension. Dental biometrics should consider ethnicity to produce a more comprehensive evaluation. PURPOSE: The purpose of this clinical study was to analyze the anatomic crowns of maxillary central incisors (CI), lateral incisors (LI), and canines (C) with respect to the golden proportion (GP) and width/height (W/H) ratio in Kurdish and Arab populations...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099847/a-glimpse-at-the-intricate-mosaic-of-ethnicities-from-mesopotamia-paternal-lineages-of-the-northern-iraqi-arabs-kurds-syriacs-turkmens-and-yazidis
#19
Serkan Dogan, Cemal Gurkan, Mustafa Dogan, Hasan Emin Balkaya, Ramazan Tunc, Damla Kanliada Demirdov, Nihad Ahmed Ameen, Damir Marjanovic
Widely considered as one of the cradles of human civilization, Mesopotamia is largely situated in the Republic of Iraq, which is also the birthplace of the Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian civilizations. These lands were subsequently ruled by the Persians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Mongolians, Ottomans and finally British prior to the independence. As a direct consequence of this rich history, the contemporary Iraqi population comprises a true mosaic of different ethnicities, which includes Arabs, Kurds, Turkmens, Assyrians, and Yazidis among others...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095412/cervical-sagittal-range-of-motion-as-a-predictor-of-symptom-severity-in-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
#20
Kristen J Nicholson, Paul W Millhouse, Emily Pflug, Barrett Woods, Gregory D Schroeder, D Greg Anderson, Alan S Hilibrand, Christopher K Kepler, Mark F Kurd, Jeffrey A Rihn, Alexander Vaccaro, Kris E Radcliff
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of radiographic data and functional outcomes. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate whether myelopathy symptom severity upon presentation corresponds to sagittal plane alignment or non-myelopathy symptoms, such as pain, in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Cervical sagittal balance is an important parameter in the outcome of surgical reconstruction. However, the effect of sagittal alignment on symptom severity in patients who have not undergone spine surgery is not well defined...
October 31, 2017: Spine
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