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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924480/remission-of-type-2-diabetes-in-a-hypogonadal-man-under-long-term-testosterone-therapy
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Ahmad Haider, Karim S Haider, Farid Saad
In daily practice, clinicians are often confronted with obese type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients for whom the treatment plan fails and who show an inadequate glycemic control and/or no sustainable weight loss. Untreated hypogonadism can be the reason for such treatment failure. This case describes the profound impact testosterone therapy can have on a male hypogonadal patient with metabolic syndrome, resulting in a substantial and sustained loss of body weight, pronounced improvement of all critical laboratory values and finally complete remission of diabetes...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924298/impressions-and-attitudes-of-adult-residents-of-karachi-towards-a-possible-public-health-insurance-scheme
#2
Vishal Farid Raza, Mustafa Iftikhar, Asma Gulab, Javeria Anwar, Maryam Tetlay, Sara Atif, Zoya Butt, Muhammad Hamza Khan, Asad Moiz, Marium Nadeem, Sarah Saleem
OBJECTIVE: To gauge the general population's knowledge and attitude towards a possible public health insurance scheme. METHODS: This descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, from April to May 2015, and comprised permanent residents of the city. Convenience sampling was used. Data was collected via questionnaires. SPSS 22 was used for data analysis. RESULTS: There were 340 participants in the study with an overall mean age of 32...
September 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923792/p2y2-nucleotide-receptor-prompts-human-cardiac-progenitor-cell-activation-by-modulating-hippo-signaling
#3
Farid G Khalafalla, Steven R Greene, Hashim Khan, Kelli Ilves, Megan M Monsanto, Roberto Alvarez, Monica Chavarria, Jonathan H Nguyen, Benjamin Norman, Walter P Dembitsky, Mark A Sussman
Rationale: Autologous stem cell therapy using human c-Kit(+) cardiac progenitor cells (hCPCs) is a promising therapeutic approach for treatment of heart failure (HF). However, hCPCs derived from aged HF patients with genetic predispositions and/or comorbidities of chronic diseases exhibit poor proliferative and migratory capabilities, which impairs overall reparative potential for injured myocardium. Therefore, empowering functionally compromised hCPCs with pro-regenerative molecules ex vivo is crucial for improving the therapeutic outcome in HF patients...
September 18, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922685/neoadjuvant-systemic-therapy-for-breast-cancer-the-westmead-experience
#4
Annelise M Cocco, David Messer, Alexander Brown, Nina Sriram, Jenny Gilchrist, Loma Al-Mansouri, Richard Kefford, Farid Meybodi, James French, Jeremy Hsu, Elisabeth Elder
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NAST) can be used to treat breast cancer. Pathologic complete response (pCR) is a surrogate marker for improved survival. This study examined response in the breast and axilla to NAST and identified features associated with pCR. METHODS: Patients undergoing NAST and surgery between January 2012 and June 2016 by surgeons at Westmead Breast Cancer Institute were identified. Patients with inflammatory or metastatic disease were excluded...
September 18, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919773/sickle-cell-retinopathy-improving-care-with-a-multidisciplinary-approach
#5
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Farid Menaa, Barkat Ali Khan, Bushra Uzair, Abder Menaa
Sickle cell retinopathy (SCR) is the most representative ophthalmologic complication of sickle cell disease (SCD), a hemoglobinopathy affecting both adults and children. SCR presents a wide spectrum of manifestations and may even lead to irreversible vision loss if not properly diagnosed and treated at the earliest. Over the past decade, multidisciplinary research developments have focused upon systemic, genetic, and ocular risk factors of SCR, enabling the clinician to better diagnose and manage these patients...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919039/a-linear-diubiquitin-based-probe-for-efficient-and-selective-detection-of-the-deubiquitinating-enzyme-otulin
#6
Aurelia Weber, Paul R Elliott, Adan Pinto-Fernandez, Sarah Bonham, Benedikt M Kessler, David Komander, Farid El Oualid, Daniel Krappmann
The methionine 1 (M1)-specific deubiquitinase (DUB) OTULIN acts as a negative regulator of nuclear factor κB signaling and immune homeostasis. By replacing Gly76 in distal ubiquitin (Ub) by dehydroalanine we designed the diubiquitin (diUb) activity-based probe UbG76Dha-Ub (OTULIN activity-based probe [ABP]) that couples to the catalytic site of OTULIN and thereby captures OTULIN in its active conformation. The OTULIN ABP displays high selectivity for OTULIN and does not label other M1-cleaving DUBs, including CYLD...
August 28, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918904/comparison-of-laser-doppler-imaging-ldi-and-clinical-assessment-in-differentiating-between-superficial-and-deep-partial-thickness-burn-wounds
#7
Saadia Nosheen Jan, Farid Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Mustehsan Bashir, Muneeb Nasir, Hamid Hussain Ansari, Hussan Birkhez Shami, Umer Nazir, Asif Hanif, Muhammad Sohail
PURPOSE OF PRESENTATION/STUDY: To compare the accuracy of Laser Doppler Imaging (LDI) and clinical assessment in differentiating between superficial and deep partial thickness burns to decide whether early tangential excision and grafting or conservative management should be employed to optimize burn and patient management. STUDY PERIOD: March 2015 to November 2016. METHODS/PROCEDURE DETAILS: Ninety two wounds in 34 patients reporting within 5days of less than 40% burn surface area were included...
September 14, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913626/role-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-the-diagnosis-of-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-device-infections-a-meta-analysis
#8
Maryam Mahmood, Ayse Tuba Kendi, Saira Farid, Saira Ajmal, Geoffrey B Johnson, Larry M Baddour, Panithaya Chareonthaitawee, Paul A Friedman, M Rizwan Sohail
OBJECTIVE: We performed a meta-analysis evaluating the use of fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) positron-emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) in the diagnosis of cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) infections. BACKGROUND: PET/CT may be helpful in the diagnosis of CIED infection, particularly in patients with the absence of localizing signs or definitive echocardiographic findings. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, Cochrane library, CINAHL, Web of Knowledge, and www...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912937/relieving-pain-in-oral-lesions-of-pemphigus-vulgaris-using-the-non-ablative-non-thermal-co2-laser-therapy-ntclt-preliminary-results-of-a-novel-approach
#9
Nasrin Zand, Parvin Mansouri, Mohsen Fateh, Leila Ataie-Fashtami, Samad Rezaee Khiabanloo, Farid Safar, Reza Chalangari, Katalin Martits, Afshan Shirkavand
Introduction: Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is a chronic, serious autoimmune mucocutaneous bullous disease. Oral lesions in PV may be extremely painful. This pain may adversely affect the patients' oral intake and quality of life. This before-after clinical trial was designed to assess the pain relieving effects of single session of non-ablative, non-thermal CO2 laser therapy (NTCLT) in oral lesions of PV. Methods: Fifty painful oral lesions of fourteen patients with PV were illuminated by CO2 laser (power: 1 W, scanning the lesions with rapid circular motion of the handpiece) passing through a thick layer of transparent gel with high water content...
2017: Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912262/diastolic-pressure-difference-to-classify-pulmonary-hypertension-in-the-assessment-of-heart-transplant-candidates
#10
Stephen P Wright, Yasbanoo Moayedi, Farid Foroutan, Suhail Agarwal, Geraldine Paradero, Ana C Alba, Jay Baumwol, Susanna Mak
BACKGROUND: The diastolic pressure difference (DPD) is recommended to differentiate between isolated postcapillary and combined pre-/postcapillary pulmonary hypertension (Cpc-PH) in left heart disease (PH-LHD). However, in usual practice, negative DPD values are commonly calculated, potentially related to the use of mean pulmonary artery wedge pressure (PAWP). We used the ECG to gate late-diastolic PAWP measurements. We examined the method's impact on calculated DPD, PH-LHD subclassification, hemodynamic profiles, and mortality...
September 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911741/growth-hydrolases-and-ultrastructure-of-fusarium-oxysporum-as-affected-by-phenolic-rich-extracts-from-several-xerophytic-plants
#11
Mahmoud S M Mohamed, Ahmed M Saleh, Ibrahim B Abdel-Farid, Sabry A El-Naggar
Fusarium oxysporum, the causal agent of rot and wilt diseases, is one of the most detrimental phytopathogens for the productivity of many economic crops. The present study was conducted to evaluate the potentiality of some xerophytic plants as eco-friendly approach for management of F. oxysporum. Phenolic rich extracts from five plants namely: Horwoodia dicksoniae, Citrullus colocynthis, Gypsophila capillaris, Pulicaria incisa and Rhanterium epapposum were examined in vitro. The different extracts showed high variability in their phenolic and flavonoid contents as well as total antioxidant capacity...
September 2017: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905256/erratum-to-imaging-correlates-for-the-2016-update-on-who-classification-of-grade-ii-iii-gliomas-implications-for-idh-1p-19q-and-atrx-status
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Rachel L Delfanti, David E Piccioni, Jason Handwerker, Naeim Bahrami, AnithaPriya Krishnan, Roshan Karunamuni, Jona A Hattangadi-Gluth, Tyler M Seibert, Ashwin Srikant, Karra A Jones, Vivian S Snyder, Anders M Dale, Nathan S White, Carrie R McDonald, Nikdokht Farid
In the initial online publication, the values in the last two rows in Table 1 were in the wrong rows. The original article has been corrected.
September 13, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904549/risk-factors-of-heart-disease-in-nurses
#13
Mahdi K Jahromi, Mohsen Hojat, Saiede R Koshkaki, Faride Nazari, Maryam Ragibnejad
BACKGROUND: Identifying and correcting the modifiable risk factors reduces the prevalence of coronary artery disorders (CAD). Nurses, with regards to their employment conditions, can be prone to cardiovascular disease (CVD). This study aimed to determine the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among nurses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, census sampling was conducted among nurses of Jahrom, Iran, in 2014. Data were collected through interviews, blood pressure measurement, anthropometric parameters, and blood sample collection...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903853/single-umbilical-artery
#14
Farid Kassidi, Zakaria Idri, Mohamed Tbouda, Khalid Guelzim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902418/cloninger-s-temperament-and-character-dimensions-of-personality-and-binge-drinking-among-college-students
#15
Fabien Gierski, Farid Benzerouk, Elodie De Wever, Theodora Duka, Arthur Kaladjian, Véronique Quaglino, Mickaël Naassila
BACKGROUND: Temperament and character dimensions of personality remain largely unexplored in young adults exhibiting binge drinking patterns. Moreover, the available studies do not consider gender differences, and dismiss possible personality heterogeneity among binge drinkers. In the present study, we aimed to compare temperament and character dimensions between young binge drinkers and age- and sex-matched social drinkers. We further applied cluster analysis to investigate the potential heterogeneity of personality patterns among binge drinking college students...
September 13, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901292/control-of-gliding-in-a-flying-snake-inspired-n-chain-model
#16
Farid Jafari, Sevak Tahmasian, Shane Ross, Jake Socha
Flying snakes of genus Chrysopelea possess a highly dynamic gliding behavior, which is dominated by an undulation in the form of lateral waves sent posteriorly down the body. The resulting high-amplitude periodic variations in the distribution of mass and aerodynamic forces have been hypothesized to contribute to the stability of the snake's gliding trajectory. However, a previous two-dimensional analysis in the longitudinal plane failed to reveal a significant effect of undulation on the stability in the pitch direction...
September 13, 2017: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900815/wavelet-based-encoding-scheme-for-controlling-size-of-compressed-ecg-segments-in-telecardiology-systems
#17
Asiya M Al-Busaidi, Lazhar Khriji, Farid Touati, Mohd Fadlee Rasid, Adel Ben Mnaouer
One of the major issues in time-critical medical applications using wireless technology is the size of the payload packet, which is generally designed to be very small to improve the transmission process. Using small packets to transmit continuous ECG data is still costly. Thus, data compression is commonly used to reduce the huge amount of ECG data transmitted through telecardiology devices. In this paper, a new ECG compression scheme is introduced to ensure that the compressed ECG segments fit into the available limited payload packets, while maintaining a fixed CR to preserve the diagnostic information...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900616/implementing-precision-antimicrobial-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-bovine-respiratory-disease-current-limitations-and-perspectives
#18
Guillaume Lhermie, Pierre-Louis Toutain, Farid El Garch, Alain Bousquet-Mélou, Sébastien Assié
The therapeutic efficacy of an early treatment protocol with an infection-stage adjusted fluoroquinolone regimen was evaluated in a field study on young bulls (YBs) presenting signs of bovine respiratory disease (BRD). A total of 195 YB (Charolais, Limousin, and Rouge-des-Prés breeds) from 6 farms implementing or not prophylactic antimicrobial treatments (PROPHY or absence) were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 experiment groups based on time of detection of BRD and first-line marbofloxacin regimen, early adjusted dose [Early 2 (E2)] or late standard dose [Late 10 (L10)]...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900104/geometrically-controlled-polarisation-processing-in-femtosecond-laser-written-photonic-circuits
#19
Ioannis Pitsios, Farid Samara, Giacomo Corrielli, Andrea Crespi, Roberto Osellame
Polarisation of light is a powerful and widely used degree of freedom to encode information, both in classical and quantum applications. In particular, quantum information technologies based on photons are being revolutionised by the use of integrated photonic circuits. It is therefore very important to be able to manipulate the polarisation of photons in such circuits. We experimentally demonstrate the fabrication by femtosecond laser micromachining of components such as polarisation insensitive and polarising directional couplers, operating at 1550 nm wavelength, where the two opposite behaviours are achieved just by controlling the geometric layout of the photonic circuits, being the waveguides fabricated with the same irradiation recipe...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899598/polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-in-sediment-and-sea-urchin-echinometra-mathaei-from-the-intertidal-ecosystem-of-the-northern-persian-gulf-distribution-sources-and-bioavailability
#20
Mehrzad Keshavarzifard, Farid Moore, Behnam Keshavarzi, Reza Sharifi
The distribution, sources and bioavailability of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in sediment and sea urchin (Echinometra mathaei) from the intertidal zone of the northern Persian Gulf were investigated. Total PAH concentrations varied from 12.8 to 81.25 and from 16.7 to 35 μgKg(-1) dry weight in sediment and Echinometra mathaei, respectively. The PAH concentrations can be classified as low. Source identification and apportionment using diagnostic ratios and principal component analysis demonstrate that the combustion of fossil fuels, road traffic, combustion of natural gas and biomass, and oil spill could be considered as the main sources of PAH contamination...
September 9, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
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