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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147974/genotype-related-variations-in-proinflammatory-and-regulatory-cytokine-levels-in-treated-and-treatment-naive-hcv-infected-patients
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Rasoul Baharlou, Bizhan Romani, Seyed Jalal Kiani, Kaveh Sadeghi, Enayatollah Shadmand, Hadi Fazel, Farid Azizi Jalilian, Ebrahim Kord, Sajad Yaghoubi, Yousef Nikmanesh, Abbas Ahmadi Vasmehjani
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) modulates immune-related inflammatory responses to induce milder reactions leading to virus persistence. In this regard, the present study aimed to investigate the link between the HCV genotypes and the proinflammatory and regulatory cytokine levels. Ninety patients with hepatitis C infection (68 treatment-naive and 22 treated patients) and 76 healthy blood donors were studied. The serum levels of IFN-γ, IL-10, IL-17A, and IL-21 were measured by ELISA in the patients and healthy controls...
November 17, 2017: Medical Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146256/isolation-purification-structural-elucidation-and-antimicrobial-activities-of-kocumarin-a-novel-antibiotic-isolated-from-actinobacterium-kocuria-marina-cmg-s2-associated-with-the-brown-seaweed-pelvetia-canaliculata
#2
Bushra Uzair, Farid Menaa, Barkat Ali Khan, Faryal Vali Mohammad, Viqar Uddin Ahmad, Ryad Djeribi, Bouzid Menaa
AIMS: Screening of seaweed-associated bacteria capable of producing antimicrobials. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifteen microbial strains, associated to the brown seaweed Pelvetia canaliculata (Linnaeus) attached to the rocks of Sonmiani Beach (Karachi, Pakistan), were screened. Crude extract filtrates of CMG S2 strain grew on Zobell marine agar (ZMA) had the most remarkable antimicrobial activity. Based on its phenotypic aspects (e.g. Gram-positive, microccoid form), biochemical characteristics (e...
January 2018: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145581/prospective-epidemiological-research-studies-in-iran-the-persian-cohort-rationale-objectives-and-design
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Hossein Poustchi, Sareh Eghtesad, Farin Kamangar, Arash Etemadi, Abbas-Ali Keshtkar, Azita Hekmatdoost, Zahra Mohammadi, Zahra Mahmoudi, Amaneh Shayanrad, Farzin Roozafzai, Mahdi Sheikh, Alireza Jalaeikhoo, Mohammad Hossein Somi, Fariborz Mansour-Ghanaei, Farid Najafi, Ehsan Bahramali, Amirhoushang Mehrparvar, Alireza Ansari-Moghaddam, Ahmad Ali Enayati, Ali Esmaeili Nadimi, Abbas Rezaianzadeh, Nader Saki, Fatemeh Alipour, Roya Kelishadi, Afarin Rahimi-Movaghar, Nayyereh Aminisani, Paolo Boffetta, Reza Malekzadeh
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for 76% of deaths in Iran and this number is on the rise, parallel to global rates. Many risk factors associated with NCDs are preventable; however it is first necessary to conduct observational studies to identify relevant risk factors, and the most appropriate approach to control them. Iran is a multi-ethnic country, therefore the Ministry of Health and Medical Education sought to launch a nationwide cohort study-the Prospective Epidemiological Research Studies in IrAN (PERSIAN)-in order to identify the most prevalent NCDs among Iranian ethnicities, and to investigate effective methods of prevention...
November 14, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144395/real-time-indoor-scene-description-for-the-visually-impaired-using-autoencoder-fusion-strategies-with-visible-cameras
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Salim Malek, Farid Melgani, Mohamed Lamine Mekhalfi, Yakoub Bazi
This paper describes three coarse image description strategies, which are meant to promote a rough perception of surrounding objects for visually impaired individuals, with application to indoor spaces. The described algorithms operate on images (grabbed by the user, by means of a chest-mounted camera), and provide in output a list of objects that likely exist in his context across the indoor scene. In this regard, first, different colour, texture, and shape-based feature extractors are generated, followed by a feature learning step by means of AutoEncoder (AE) models...
November 16, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142150/effect-of-maternal-supplementation-with-seaweed-powder-on-immune-status-of-liver-and-lymphoid-organs-of-piglets
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Ahmad Farid Nikmal Azizi, Ryoko Miyazaki, Takeru Yumito, Yuki Ohashi, Susumu Uno, Umi Miyajima, Mayu Kumamoto, Shinji Uchiyama, Masahiro Yasuda
This study was performed to evaluate the effect of maternal supplementation with seaweed powder (SWP) on the immune status of piglets. Sows were supplementary fed SWP from 85-days of gestation until delactation. Forty-days old piglets were euthanized and lymphocyte subsets were analyzed. The results showed a significantly higher relative population of CD4(+)CD8(+) T cells in the thymus, lymph node, tonsil (P<0.05), peripheral blood mononuclear cells, spleen and liver (P<0.01) of piglets derived from treated sows...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138048/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-cytotoxicity-and-efficacy-evaluation-of-novel-glycyl-glycine-and-alanyl-alanine-conjugates-of-chitosan-and-trimethyl-chitosan-nano-particles-as-carriers-for-oral-insulin-delivery
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Nersi Jafary Omid, Nika Bahari Javan, Ahmad-Reza Dehpour, Alireza Partoazar, Morteza Rafiee Tehrani, Farid Dorkoosh
PURPOSE: The aim of this research work was to explore the possibility of providing multifunctional oral insulin delivery system by conjugating several types of dipeptides on chitosan and trimethyl chitosan to be used as drug carriers. METHOD: Conjugates of Glycyl-glycine and alanyl-alanine of chitosan and trimethyl chitosan (on primary alcohol group of polymer located on carbon 6) were synthesized and nanoparticles containing insulin were prepared for oral delivery...
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136584/unprecedented-chemosensing-behavior-of-novel-tetra-substituted-benzimidazole-zinc-ii-phthalocynine-for-selective-detection-of-bi-3-ion-synthesis-characterization-and-ros-generation
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Azeem Ullah, Faheem Shah, Imran Khan, Muhammad Anwar, Kiramat Shah, Munira Taj Muhammad, Farid Ahmad
In this work, synthesis of novel symmetrical 4-(2-bromo-4-(5-bromo-1H-benzo[d] imidazol-2-yl) phenoxy) tetra substituted zinc phthalocyanine has been reported. The novel benzimidazole zinc phthlocynine compound (3) has been characterized by MALDI-TOF MS, FT-IR, UV-vis, and (1)H NMR spectroscopy. This new compound 3 displayed excellent selectivity towards Bi(3+) ion in the presence of other competitive ions including Ca(2+), Cd(2+), Co(2+) Cu(2+), Fe(3+), Hg(2+), Sn(2+), Mg(2+), Na(+), Ni(2+) and Pb(2+) respectively...
November 10, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131648/treatment-of-vinca-minor-leaves-with-methyl-jasmonate-extensively-alters-the-pattern-and-composition-of-indole-alkaloids
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Sara Abouzeid, Ulrike Beutling, Frank Surup, Fatma M Abdel Bar, Mohamed M Amer, Farid A Badria, Mahdi Yahyazadeh, Mark Brönstrup, Dirk Selmar
Alkaloids extracted from mature Vinca minor leaves were fractionated by preparative HPLC. By means of HRMS and NMR data, the main alkaloids were identified as vincamine, strictamine, 10-hydroxycathofoline, and vincadifformine. Upon treatment with methyl jasmonate (MeJA), the pattern and composition of the indole alkaloids changed extensively. While 10-hydroxycathofoline and strictamine concentrations remained unaltered, vincamine and vincadifformine levels showed a dramatic reduction. Upon MeJA treatment, four other indole alkaloids were detected in high quantities...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129502/a-stressful-situation-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy
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Amir Farid, Whitney Dufresne, Bishoy Farid, Ezra A Amsterdam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 9, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128898/21-gene-recurrence-score-for-prognosis-and-prediction-of-taxane-benefit-after-adjuvant-chemotherapy-plus-endocrine-therapy-results-from-nsabp-b-28-nrg-oncology
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Eleftherios P Mamounas, Gong Tang, Soonmyung Paik, Frederick L Baehner, Qing Liu, Jong-Hyeon Jeong, S Rim Kim, Steven M Butler, Farid Jamshidian, Diana B Cherbavaz, Amy P Sing, Steven Shak, Thomas B Julian, Barry C Lembersky, D Lawrence Wickerham, Joseph P Costantino, Norman Wolmark
BACKGROUND: The 21-gene recurrence score (RS) predicts outcome and benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy benefit in breast cancer patients treated with adjuvant endocrine therapy. In the NSABP B-28 study, we evaluated the 21-gene RS for its prognostic impact and its ability to predict benefit from paclitaxel (P) in node-positive, estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer patients treated with adjuvant chemotherapy plus tamoxifen. METHODS: The B-28 trial compared doxorubicin/cyclophosphamide (AC) with AC followed by P in 3060 patients...
November 11, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128267/clinical-relevance-of-alternative-endpoints-in-colorectal-cancer-first-line-therapy-with-bevacizumab-a-retrospective-study
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Anthony Turpin, Sophie Paget-Bailly, Anne Ploquin, Antoine Hollebecque, Charlotte Peugniez, Farid El-Hajbi, Franck Bonnetain, Mohamed Hebbar
BACKGROUND: We studied the relationship between intermediate criteria and overall survival (OS) in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients who received first-line chemotherapy with bevacizumab. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We assessed OS, progression-free survival (PFS), duration of disease control (DDC), the sum of the periods in which the disease did not progress, and the time to failure of strategy (TFS), which was defined as the entire period before the introduction of a second-line treatment...
October 19, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128115/chronic-use-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-adverse-events-and-potential-biological-mechanisms-a-translational-analysis
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Farid Kheloufi, Diane Frankel, Elise Kaspi, Marion Lepelley, Michel Mallaret, Quentin Boucherie, Patrice Roll, Joelle Micallef
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are among the most frequently prescribed drugs. Even if PPI are usually considered as safe, there is a growing concern for a range of adverse effects of chronic PPI therapy often in the absence of appropriate indications. We propose, after a summary of renal, cardiovascular and neurological complications (dementia, chronic kidney disease, myocardial infarction and stroke), an integrative overview of the potential biological mechanisms involved. Eleven positive pharmacoepidemiological studies, mainly based on health insurance database linkage to hospital database, reported an increased risk of complications associated to PPI use and often a graded association suggesting also a possible dose-response relationship...
October 14, 2017: Thérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125423/management-of-chronic-neuropathic-pain-with-single-and-compounded-topical-analgesics
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Nebojsa Nick Knezevic, Tatiana Tverdohleb, Farid Nikibin, Ivana Knezevic, Kenneth D Candido
The goal of our review was to emphasize important aspects that physicians should take into consideration when prescribing topical analgesics as part of chronic neuropathic pain treatment. We discuss the dermatopharmacokinetics and microstructural components of the skin, differences between topical and transdermal drug delivery, and topical medication effects on peripheral neuropathy and central sensitization. Even though the US FDA approved topical analgesics are 8%-capsaicin and 5%-lidocaine patches for treating postherpetic neuralgia, there are many other studies conducted on the efficacy of topical ketamine cream, clonidine gel, topical gabapentin, topical baclofen and topical phenytoin for peripheral neuropathic pain, either alone or in combination with other formulations...
November 10, 2017: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125006/unilateral-hippocampal-wasting-after-combined-modality-therapy-for-glioblastoma
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Tyler M Seibert, Yoseph Dalia, Roshan Karunamuni, David Piccioni, Carrie R McDonald, Nikdokht Farid, Jona A Hattangadi-Gluth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 10, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120725/october-consultation-5
#15
Farid Karimian
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114108/therapeutic-effects-of-curcumin-on-ultrasonic-morphological-characteristics-of-liver-in-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome
#16
Senada Selmanovic, Azijada Beganlic, Nizama Salihefendic, Farid Ljuca, Albina Softic, Elvisa Smajic
Introduction: Metabolic syndrome (METS) represent a simultaneous presence of multiple metabolic disorders in one person. Prevalence is increasing worldwide, which is probably related to increased obesity and sedentary lifestyle. Non-alcoholic steatosis or "fatty liver" is a metabolic disease caused by fat dysfunction. It can be a sign of some other disease, and can often be found in patients with metabolic disorders. Ultrasound is an acceptable method for the identification of fatty steatosis...
September 2017: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110631/preparation-of-mesalamine-nanoparticles-using-a-novel-polyurethane-chitosan-graft-copolymer
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Farzad Mirabbasi, Abolghasem Moghimi, Shadab Shahsavari, Niloofar Babanejad, Simin Seifirad, Farid Dorkoosh
BACKGROUND: Chitosan nanoparticles have the potential to be used as hydrophilic carrier systems since they can deliver drugs to specific sites and control the drug release rate. Moreover, control released systems are designed to minimize systemic absorption and to achieve optimum delivery of the biologically active mesalamine to the distal small intestine and the colon. OBJECTIVE: The current study investigated the development of new nanoparticulate drug delivery systems based on polyurethane-chitosan copolymers...
November 3, 2017: Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109097/role-of-melt-curve-analysis-in-interpretation-of-nutrigenomics-microrna-expression-data
#18
Farid E Ahmed, Mostafa M Gouda, Laila A Hussein, Nancy C Ahmed, Paul W Vos, Mahmoud A Mohammad
This article illustrates the importance of melt curve analysis (MCA) in interpretation of mild nutrogenomic micro(mi)RNA expression data, by measuring the magnitude of the expression of key miRNA molecules in stool of healthy human adults as molecular markers, following the intake of Pomegranate juice (PGJ), functional fermented sobya (FS), rich in potential probiotic lactobacilli, or their combination. Total small RNA was isolated from stool of 25 volunteers before and following a three-week dietary intervention trial...
November 2017: Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107767/prevalence-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-isolated-from-burn-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mohammad Emaneini, Reza Beigverdi, Willem B van Leeuwen, Hosseinali Rahdar, Morteza Karami-Zarandi, Faride Hosseinkhani, Fereshteh Jabalameli
OBJECTIVES: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has considered as a major cause of infection and mortality in burn patients, especially when nosocomially acquired. Limited information is available on the prevalence of MRSA among burn patient in Iran. METHODS: We performed a systematic search by using different electronic databases including: Medline (via Pubmed), Embase, Web of Science, and Iranian Database. Meta-analysis was performed by Comprehensive Meta-Analysis (Biostat V2...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106465/a-strategy-for-multimodal-data-integration-application-to-biomarkers-identification-in-spinocerebellar-ataxia
#20
Imene Garali, Isaac M Adanyeguh, Farid Ichou, Vincent Perlbarg, Alexandre Seyer, Benoit Colsch, Ivan Moszer, Vincent Guillemot, Alexandra Durr, Fanny Mochel, Arthur Tenenhaus
The growing number of modalities (e.g. multi-omics, imaging and clinical data) characterizing a given disease provides physicians and statisticians with complementary facets reflecting the disease process but emphasizes the need for novel statistical methods of data analysis able to unify these views. Such data sets are indeed intrinsically structured in blocks, where each block represents a set of variables observed on a group of individuals. Therefore, classical statistical tools cannot be applied without altering their organization, with the risk of information loss...
July 3, 2017: Briefings in Bioinformatics
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