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John DeMeritt, Ethan Wajswol, Anoop Wattamwar, Babak Litkouhi, Ami Vaidya, Michael Sbarra, Stacy Zamudio, Rocio Acera Pozzi, Andrew Canning, John Woytanowski, Abdulla Al-Khan
Two patients with placenta percreta underwent uterine artery embolization (UAE) for abnormally invasive placenta (AIP) in the first trimester. Patient 1 had a 9-week cervical ectopic, while Patient 2 had a 9-week cesarean scar pregnancy. Elective termination of pregnancy was performed in both patients. UAE was performed with tris-acryl gelatin microspheres as well as gelfoam until stasis and was repeated in cases of revascularization. Both patients were followed with US/MRI/MRA scans and β-hCG levels. Revascularization occurred in both patients following UAE, requiring multiple embolizations to achieve complete placental involution...
March 19, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Margit Dueholm
The aim of the present review is to give a comprehensive overview of minimal invasive treatment options and suggest a minimally invasive approach in women with adenomyosis (AD). A review of relevant literature on medical and surgical treatment options is performed. Surgical options include endometrial ablation, hysteroscopic endometrial and adenomyoma resection, laparoscopic resection of AD, high-intensity focused ultrasonography (HIFU), and uterine artery embolization (UAE). This review summarizes treatment strategies for the management of AD and highlights the present lack of knowledge, which makes suggestions of evidence-based treatment difficult...
February 15, 2018: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Sathvik B Sridhar, Atiqulla Shariff, Lana Dallah, Doaa Anas, Maryam Ayman, Padma Gm Rao
Aim: The aim of this study is to assess the nature, reasons, and consequences of self-medication practice among the general population of Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE. Materials and Methods: This was a prospective, cross-sectional, survey-based study. Data with respect to knowledge, awareness, and practices regarding self-medication were collected through an interviewer-assisted questionnaire answered by the study participants. Thus, collected data from 413 survey respondents were analyzed using SPSS version 24...
January 2018: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
Bruna de Falco, Alberto Fiore, Roberta Rossi, Mariana Amato, Virginia Lanzotti
Chia is a food plant producing seeds which have seen increasing interest owing to their health benefits. This work is the first report on the metabolite profile, total polyphenols and antioxidant activity of chia seeds, determined by ultrasound-assisted extraction, coupled with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (UAE GC-MS). Different chia sources were compared: two commercial (black and white) and three early flowering (G3, G8 and G17) mutant genotypes. Organic extracts were mainly composed of mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids with alpha-linolenic being the most abundant...
July 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
Amartuvshin Tumenjargal, Hiroyuki Tokue, Hiroshi Kishi, Hiromi Hirasawa, Ayako Taketomi-Takahashi, Yoshito Tsushima
PURPOSE: To investigate the efficacy and safety of uterine artery embolization (UAE) followed by dilation and curettage (D&C) as a treatment for cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) and to assess pregnancy outcomes after the treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 33 CSP patients treated with UAE followed by D&C. The serum level of beta human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) normalization, hospitalization, menstruation, and successful pregnancy after treatment was assessed as clinical and pregnancy outcomes...
March 15, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Ileana-Andreea Ratiu, Hossam Al-Suod, Magdalena Ligor, Tomasz Ligor, Viorica Railean-Plugaru, Bogusław Buszewski
Cyclitols are phytochemicals naturally occurring in plant material which attracted an increasing interest due to multiple medicinal attributes, amongst the most important are the anti-diabetic, antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. Due to their valuable properties, sugars are used in food industry as sweeteners, preservatives, texture modifiers, fermentation substrates, flavoring and coloring agents. In this study we report for the first time the quantitative analysis of sugars and cyclitols isolated from Solidago virgaurea L...
March 15, 2018: Electrophoresis
Mustafa Afifi
OBJECTIVE: To find the association of Empathy, Self-Efficacy, and/or Hope with readiness for lifelong learning among medical students. METHODS: This cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in 2016 at Ras Al-Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University in the United Arab Emirates, and comprised medical students from all five years. A self-reporting questionnaire was used to collect socio-demographic data .Standard scales and analysis of variance test were used to compare the mean scores of different variables for different groups...
March 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Guang-Shao Cao, Rui-Qing Liu, Yu-Yan Liu, Jian-Wen Liu, Lu-Peng Li, Qiang Zhang, Hui-Cun Cao, Tian-Xiao Li
This study aims to investigate the menstrual recovery outcome of scar pregnancy patients who received uterine artery embolization combined with curettage, and its influencing factors.The data of 119 patients with scar pregnancy, who received uterine artery embolization combined with curettage between December 2012 and December 2016 in Henan Provincival People's Hospital, were collected. The menstruation recovery of these patients was followed up, and factors that have influence on menstrual blood volume were analyzed using SPSS V...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Maha Saber-Ayad, Shaista Manzoor, Ahmed El-Serafy, Ibrahim Mahmoud, Salah Abusnana, Nabil Sulaiman
BACKGROUND: Statin-induced myopathy has been linked to the C allele of a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) (rs4149056) of SLCO1B1 gene. This effect is more significant, but not restricted to simvastatin. Many studies have included European, American, African and Southeast Asian ancestries, but few were carried out on Middle Eastern population. AIM: To detect the prevalence of SLCO1B1 rs4149056 (521T>C) in Emirati population. METHOD: We recruited 282 Emiratis through the UAE National Diabetes and Lifestyle Project...
March 10, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Aaron Parkhurst
In light of increasingly high rates of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity among citizens of the Arabian Gulf, popular health discourse in the region has emphasised the emergent Arab genome as the primary etiological basis of major health conditions. However, after many years of public dissemination of genomic knowledge in the region, and widespread acceptance of this knowledge among Gulf Arab citizens, the rates of chronic illness continue to increase. This paper briefly explores the clash between indigenous Islamic knowledge systems and biomedical knowledge systems imported into the United Arab Emirates...
April 2018: Anthropology & Medicine
Amany M El-Saeed, Ghada F El-Mohasseb
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a progressive kidney disease. Previous studies reported that microalbuminuria might not be a sufficient marker to identify diabetic patients at risk of kidney disease progression. Fibroblast growth factors 21 (FGF21) and 23 (FGF23) may play an important role in the DN development and progression. We aimed to assess levels of FGF21 and FGF23 in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) with normoalbuminurea, to determine their association with other biochemical parameters and to verify their role as contributing factors to development of DN...
June 2017: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
Afaf AlBlooshi, Alia AlKalbani, Hassib Narchi, Sania Al-Hamad, Mohammed Al-Houqani, Ghaya AlBadi, Abdul-Kader Souid, Graham L Hall
BACKGROUND: The forced oscillation technique (FOT) allows the quantification of respiratory function, does not require active cooperation and as such is ideally suited for use in young children. The application of the FOT in non-Caucasian populations is limited and it remains unclear if current reference ranges for the FOT in Caucasian children are appropriate for children in the Arabian Peninsula. This study explored the use of the FOT in healthy school-aged children in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...
March 12, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
Aisha G Al-Ghaithi, Ali M Al-Subhi, Issa H Al-Mahmooli, Abdullah M Al-Sadi
" Candidatus Phytoplasma aurantifolia" is associated with witches' broom disease of lime in Oman and the UAE. A previous study showed that an infection by phytoplasma may not necessarily result in the physical appearance of witches' broom symptoms in some locations in Oman and the UAE. This study investigated whether phytoplasma strains belonging to " Ca. P. aurantifolia" (based on the 16S rRNA gene analysis) in locations where disease symptoms are expressed are different from phytoplasma in locations where disease symptoms are not expressed...
2018: PeerJ
Farida Almarzooqi, Aysha Alkhemeiri, Ahmed Aljaberi, Rayhan Hashmey, Taoufik Zoubeidi, Abdul-Kader Souid
OBJECTIVES: Intense migrations from tuberculosis endemic areas to Gulf countries create special risks to people in the region. The purpose of this study is to provide data that could justify implementing a universal, regular TB screening in UAE. DESIGN: This prospective, cross-sectional study used interferon-γ release assay (IGRA) to screen for TB among Emirati citizens between August-2016 and May-2017; expatriates were not included in this study. Participants were recruited from Emiratis attending Tawam Hospital Polyclinics for problems unrelated to TB risk assessment...
March 8, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
Taoufik Saleh Ksiksi, Shaijal Babu Thru Ppoyil, Abdul Rasheed Palakkott
Water stress has been reported to alter morphology and physiology of plants affecting chlorophyll content, stomatal size and density. In this study, drought stress mitigating effects of CO2 enrichment was assessed in greenhouse conditions in the hot climate of UAE. Commercially purchased maize ( Zea mays L.) and alfalfa ( Medicago sativa L.) were seeded in three different custom-built cage structures, inside a greenhouse. One cage was kept at 1000 ppm CO2 , the second at 700 ppm CO2 , and the third at ambient greenhouse CO2 environment (i...
March 2018: Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants: An International Journal of Functional Plant Biology
Dirk Schnapauff, Manon Russ, Thomas Kröncke, Matthias David
PURPOSE:  Purpose of this paper to present results of a group of 21 consecutive patients who underwent uterine artery embolization (UAE) immediately before myomectomy. Surgical myomectomy can lead to a substantial blood loss in case of large or multiple tumors due to the hypervascularization of the tumors. This may lead to multiple blood transfusion or hysterectomy. In cases were the preservation of the uterus is demanded, pre-operative embolization could reduce the risk of substantial bleeding...
March 7, 2018: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
Anna Maria Ierardi, Valeria Savasi, Salvatore Alessio Angileri, Mario Petrillo, Sara Sbaraini, Antonio Pinto, Francesco Hanozet, Anna Maria Marconi, Gianpaolo Carrafiello
Uterine fibroids are the most common benign pelvic tumor of the female genital tract and tend to increase with age; they cause menorrhagia, dysmenorrhea, pelvic pressure symptoms, back pain, and subfertility. Currently, the management is based mainly on medical or surgical approaches. The nonsurgical and minimally invasive therapies are emerging approaches that to the state of the art include uterine artery embolization (UAE), image-guided thermal ablation techniques like magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) or radiofrequency ablation (RF), and percutaneous microwave ablation (PMWA)...
2018: BioMed Research International
Zeynep Ciğeroğlu, Ömür Aras, Carlos A Pinto, Mahmut Bayramoglu, Ş İsmail Kırbaşlar, José M Lorenzo, Francisco J Barba, Jorge A Saraiva, Selin Şahin
BACKGROUND: The extraction of phenolic compounds from grapefruit leaves assisted by ultrasound-assisted extraction (UAE) was optimized using a response surface methodology (RSM) by means of D-optimal experimental design and artificial neural network (ANN). For this purpose, five numeric factors were selected: ethanol concentration (0-50 %), extraction time (15-60 min), extraction temperature (25-50 °C), solid/liquid ratio (50-100 g L-1 ) and calorimetric energy density of ultrasound (0...
March 6, 2018: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
Ling Gao, Yan-Yan Hou, Feng Sun, Wei Xia, Yi Yang, Tian Tian, Qin-Fang Chen, Xiao-Cui Li
PURPOSE: The study aimed to compare the efficacy of intra-arterial methotrexate (MTX) infusion combined with uterine artery embolisation (UAE) and uterine curettage with that of UAE and curettage without MTX infusion for the treatment of cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP). METHODS: In this retrospective study, data of CSP patients admitted from January 2011 to July 2015 were obtained from electronic patient records. Clinical information at baseline and after treatment were extracted and analyzed...
March 1, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Annefleur Machteld de Bruijn, Paul Nm Lohle, Judith Af Huirne, Jolanda de Vries, Moniek Twisk, Wouter Jk Hehenkamp
BACKGROUND: Adenomyosis is a benign uterine disease characterized by invasion of endometrium into the myometrium resulting in heavy menstrual bleeding and pain (dysmenorrhea). Hysterectomy is established as the final treatment option when conservative treatment fails. Uterine artery embolization (UAE) in patients with symptomatic adenomyosis has demonstrated to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life. However, randomized controlled trials are lacking. OBJECTIVE: With this study, we aim to evaluate the impact of UAE on Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) in a randomized comparison to hysterectomy in patients with symptomatic adenomyosis...
March 1, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
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