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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746234/outcome-of-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-and-uterine-artery-embolization-in-the-treatment-and-management-of-cesarean-scar-pregnancy-a-retrospective-study
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Yufeng Hong, Quanwei Guo, Yingjie Pu, Dongmei Lu, Min Hu
The aim of the study was to compare the efficacy and safety between high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment and uterine artery embolization (UAE) treatment; we retrospectively analyzed 152 cases with cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP). Based on our inclusion and exclusion criteria, 152 patients (average age, 31.8 ± 4.6 years old) with CSP were eligible for the HIFU group (85 patients) or the UAE group (77 patients). All patients in 2 groups received the treatment with suction curettage under hysteroscopy prior to HIFU or UAE treatment and followed up for 12 months...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744992/the-effect-of-12-weeks-carnosine-supplementation-on-renal-functional-integrity-and-oxidative-stress-in-pediatric-patients-with-diabetic-nephropathy-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Nancy Samir Elbarbary, Eman Abdel Rahman Ismail, Abdel Rahman El-Naggar, Mahitab Hany Hamouda, Manal El-Hamamsy
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Oxidative stress is a significant contributor to the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy. Carnosine is a natural radical oxygen species scavenger. We investigated the effect of carnosine as an adjuvant therapy on urinary albumin excretion (UAE), the tubular damage marker alpha 1-microglobulin (A1M), and oxidative stress in pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes and nephropathy. METHODS: This randomized placebo-controlled trial included 90 patients with diabetic nephropathy, despite oral angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-Is), who were randomly assigned to receive either 12 weeks of carnosine 1 g/day (n = 45), or matching placebo (n = 45)...
July 26, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741012/management-of-computed-tomography-detected-pneumothorax-in-patients-with-blunt-trauma-experience-from-a-community-based-hospital
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Ashraf F Hefny, Fathima T Kunhivalappil, Nikolay Matev, Norman A Avila, Masoud O Bashir, Fikri M Abu-Zidan
INTRODUCTION: With near-routine use of computed tomography (CT) for imaging trauma patients, the diagnosis of pneumothorax, especially occult pneumothorax, has increased. However, the need for chest tube insertion remains controversial. We aimed to study the management of pneumothorax detected on CT among patients with blunt trauma, including the decision for tube thoracostomy, in a community-based hospital. METHODS: Chest CT scans of patients with blunt trauma treated at Al Rahba Hospital, Abu Dhabi, from October 2010 to October 2014 were retrospectively studied...
July 25, 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725129/estimation-of-fluoride-concentration-in-drinking-water-and-common-beverages-in-united-arab-emirates-uae
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Tarun Walia, Salem Abu Fanas, Madiha Akbar, Jamal Eddin, Mohamad Adnan
OBJECTIVE: To assess fluoride concentration in drinking water which include tap water of 4 emirates - Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman plus bottled water, commonly available soft drinks & juices in United Arab Emirates. METHODS: Five different samples of tap water collected from each of the four emirates of UAE: Ajman, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai; twenty-two brands of bottled water and fifteen brands of popular cold beverages, purchased from different supermarkets in U...
July 2017: Saudi Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716867/syndromic-congenital-diarrhoea-new-spint2-mutation-identified-in-the-uae
#5
Solange Bou Chaaya, Julian D Eason, Bibian N Ofoegbu
We are reporting a new mutation in the SPINT2 gene (c.443G>A (p. Arg148His)) that explains the association of choanal atresia with congenital sodium diarrhoea (CSD) in an Emirati family in the Middle East. To our knowledge, this mutation is neither listed in a mutation database nor described in the literature. Similar to other patients with CSD associated with SPINT2, this child remains dependent on parenteral nutrition for fluids and nutritional support resulting in failure to thrive. The determination of the molecular basis of syndromic CSD will facilitate prenatal and postnatal diagnosis of patients and will contribute to counselling of affected families, especially in areas like the UAE where consanguineous marriages are not uncommon...
July 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712081/survey-on-awareness-and-attitudes-of-secondary-school-students-regarding-plastic-pollution-implications-for-environmental-education-and-public-health-in-sharjah-city-uae
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Mohammad Bakri Alaa Hammami, Eman Qasem Mohammed, Anas Mohammad Hashem, Mina Amer Al-Khafaji, Fatima Alqahtani, Shaikha Alzaabi, Nihar Dash
Since the industrial revolution in the 1800s, plastic pollution is becoming a global reality. This study aims to assess knowledge and attitude about plastic pollution among secondary school students in Sharjah city, United Arab Emirates. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 400 students in 6 different secondary schools in Sharjah city. Self-administered questionnaires were distributed through probability stratified random sampling method between February and April 2016. Majority of the population understands how harmful plastic wastes are to the environment (85...
July 15, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706594/disparity-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-practices-and-outcomes-in-arabian-gulf-countries-gulf-coast-registry
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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/28693428/inverse-probability-of-treatment-weighted-competing-risks-analysis-an-application-on-long-term-risk-of-urinary-adverse-events-after-prostate-cancer-treatments
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Charlotte A Bolch, Haitao Chu, Stephanie Jarosek, Stephen R Cole, Sean Elliott, Beth Virnig
BACKGROUND: To illustrate the 10-year risks of urinary adverse events (UAEs) among men diagnosed with prostate cancer and treated with different types of therapy, accounting for the competing risk of death. METHODS: Prostate cancer is the second most common malignancy among adult males in the United States. Few studies have reported the long-term post-treatment risk of UAEs and those that have, have not appropriately accounted for competing deaths. This paper conducts an inverse probability of treatment (IPT) weighted competing risks analysis to estimate the effects of different prostate cancer treatments on the risk of UAE, using a matched-cohort of prostate cancer/non-cancer control patients from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Medicare database...
July 10, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688500/the-effects-of-korean-medical-service-quality-and-satisfaction-on-revisit-intention-of-the-united-arab-emirates-government-sponsored-patients
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Seoyoung Lee, Eun-Kyung Kim
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate medical service quality, satisfaction and to examine factors influencing hospital revisit intention of the United Arab Emirates government sponsored patients in Korea. METHODS: A total of 152 UAE government sponsored patients who visited Korean hospitals participated in the questionnaire survey from August to November 2016. Stepwise multiple regression was used to identify the factors that affected the revisit intention of the participants...
June 2017: Asian Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686324/demographics-and-co-occurring-conditions-in-a-clinic-based-cohort-with-down-syndrome-in-the-united-arab-emirates
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Jennifer Price Corder, Fatima Jaber Sehmi Al Ahbabi, Hind Saif Al Dhaheri, Fares Chedid
The majority of studies describing demographics and co-occurring conditions in cohorts with Down syndrome come from regions outside of the Middle East, mainly from Europe and North America. This paper describes demographics and co-occurring conditions in a hospital-based cohort of individuals with Down syndrome living in the Middle Eastern country of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The first dedicated Down syndrome clinic in the UAE was established in 2012 at Tawam Hospital in Al Ain. This paper describes a clinic-based cohort of 221 participants over 4 years from the Gulf Down Syndrome Registry, a new Down syndrome database and contact registry created at Tawam Hospital...
July 7, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685343/distribution-of-heavy-metals-around-the-barakah-nuclear-power-plant-in-the-united-arab-emirates
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Mouza Rashid Al Rashdi, Sulaiman Alaabed, Mohamed El Tokhi, Fares M Howari, Walid El Mowafi, Alya A Arabi
Inductively coupled plasma emission spectroscopy was used to measure the concentrations of heavy metals in 58 samples collected from the Barakah nuclear power plant (BNPP) area, UAE. The grain size distribution was symmetric, but the samples ranged from fine to coarse sand. The inverse relationship between grain size and heavy metal contaminations was validated. The pre-operational average heavy metal contaminations around the BNPP were 0.03, 0.40, 1.2, 2.05, 1.66, 1.6, 5.9, 7.3, 7, 8.8, 60, and 2521 ppm for Cd, Mo, Co, Cu, Pb, As, Zn, Ni, V, Cr, Mn, and Fe, respectively...
July 7, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673073/primary-monosymptomatic-nocturnal-enuresis-and-associated-factors-in-a-referral-continence-clinic-of-abu-dhabi
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Salvatore Arena, Mario Patricolo
The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of primary monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis (PMNE) and its associated factors in a major referral centre for nocturnal enuresis in the City of Abu Dhabi. Children referred to the Pediatric Continence Clinic of Department of Pediatric and Urology Surgery at Al Noor Hospital, Abu Dhabi (UAE), between January 2014 and January 2016 for the suspected diagnosis of NE were considered. The inclusion criteria of our study were: age 5-14 years; full medical history and physical examination; urine dipstick to exclude glycosuria and proteinuria; completion of diagnostic urological work-up; final diagnosis of PMNE...
June 23, 2017: La Pediatria Medica e Chirurgica: Medical and Surgical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672789/evaluating-modern-techniques-for-the-extraction-and-characterisation-of-sunflower-hellianthus-annus-l-seeds-phenolics
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Panagiotis Zoumpoulakis, Vassilia J Sinanoglou, Eleni Siapi, George Heropoulos, Charalampos Proestos
Recently there is a great interest in using high energy techniques (HET) which involve microwave or ultrasound-assisted extraction (MAE and UAE) for isolation of natural bioactive compounds from plant foods. Such bioactive compounds are phenolics which were determined from sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) kernels and hulls (defatted) utilising two different high energy extraction techniques, ultrasound and microwave assisted solvent extraction. All samples were characterised by ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry (UHPLC-ESI-MS)...
June 24, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670051/ineffectiveness-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-enhancement-to-predict-fibroid-volume-reduction-after-uterine-artery-embolization
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Ginny Bao, Lizbeth Hu, Hearns W Charles, Amy R Deipolyi
Fibroid nonenhancement is considered a relative contraindication to uterine artery embolization (UAE) for symptomatic fibroids. This retrospective study assessed the impact of UAE on nonenhancing fibroids to determine imaging predictors of fibroid shrinkage. All women who underwent UAE for symptomatic fibroids between May 2009 and July 2014 and had follow-up magnetic resonance imaging 6 months after UAE were included. There were 59 fibroids (5 nonenhancing, 54 enhancing) among 18 women aged 40 to 53 (mean 46) years...
July 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664698/puffed-cereals-with-added-chamomile-quantitative-analysis-of-polyphenols-and-optimization-of-their-extraction-method
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Tomasz Blicharski, Anna Oniszczuk, Marta Olech, Tomasz Oniszczuk, Agnieszka Wójtowicz, Wojciech Krawczyk, Renata Nowak
[b]Abstract Introduction[/b]. Functional food plays an important role in the prevention, management and treatment of chronic diseases. One of the most interesting techniques of functional food production is extrusion-cooking. Functional foods may include such items as puffed cereals, breads and beverages that are fortified with vitamins, some nutraceuticals and herbs. Due to its pharmacological activity, chamomile flowers are the most popular components added to functional food. OBJECTIVE: Quantitative analysis of polyphenolic antioxidants, as well as comparison of various methods for the extraction of phenolic compounds from corn puffed cereals, puffed cereals with an addition of chamomile (3, 5, 10 and 20%) and from [i]Chamomillae anthodium...
May 11, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659572/effect-of-vitamin-d-and-tacrolimus-combination-therapy-on-iga-nephropathy
#16
Dong Yuan, Zhan Fang, Fang Sun, Jing Chang, Jian Teng, Shuhua Lin, Xiaoming Liu
BACKGROUND To explore the effects and the mechanism of vitamin D (VD) and tacrolimus (TAC) combinatorial therapy in the treatment of IgA nephropathy (IgAN) in a rat model. MATERIAL AND METHODS IgAN rat models constructed by oral immunization with bovine serum albumin (BSA) and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) (n=30) and were treated with: saline (model group), TAC (TAC group), or TAC+VD therapy (TAC+VD group) through gavage daily for 14 days. Serum creatinine (Scr), albumin (ALB), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), and urinary protein (UAE) levels were determined...
June 29, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654014/ultrasonic-assisted-reflux-synergistic-extraction-of-camptothecin-and-betulinic-acid-from-camptotheca-acuminata-decne-fruits
#17
Chunying Li, Yukun Zhang, Chunjian Zhao, Yujiao Ni, Kaiting Wang, Jingjing Zhang, Wenyan Zhao
A novel and efficient ultrasonic assisted-reflux synergistic extraction (UARSE) method for extracting camptothecin (CPT) and betulinic acid (BA) from Camptotheca acuminata Decne. fruits has been developed in this study. The advantages of the ultrasonic and reflux extraction methods have been combined in the UARSE method and used to extract CPT and BA for the first time. The parameters influencing the efficiency of UARSE were optimized using the Box-Behnken design (BBD) to obtain the maximum extraction yield of CPT and BA...
June 27, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641997/uterine-artery-embolization-and-surgical-methods-for-the-treatment-of-symptomatic-uterine-leiomyomas-a-systemic-review-and-meta-analysis-followed-by-indirect-treatment-comparison
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Marcelo C M Fonseca, Rodrigo Castro, Marcio Machado, Tania Conte, Manoel J B C Girao
PURPOSE: There is significant discussion and uncertainty about the optimal management of symptomatic uterine leiomyomas (SULs). Nonsurgical procedures such as uterine artery embolization (UAE) have been developed. The goal of this study was to conduct a meta-analysis and an indirect treatment comparison to examine the comparative efficacy and safety of the surgical procedures to treat SULs compared with UAE. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, Lilacs, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases were searched from inception to February 2016...
July 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639830/first-versus-second-uterine-artery-embolization-for-symptomatic-leiomyoma
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Tetsuya Katsumori, Hiroshi Miura, Shunsuke Asai
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the outcomes of second uterine artery embolization (UAE) with those of first UAE for symptomatic uterine leiomyoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this single-institution retrospective study, between December 1997 and May 2016 first UAE was performed on 423 consecutively registered patients and second UAE on 11 consecutively registered patients to treat leiomyoma. The primary endpoint was infarction of all tumor tissue as seen at postprocedural contrast-enhanced MRI...
June 22, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635407/ovarian-reserve-after-fibroid-embolization-in-premenopausal-women
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Panagiotis Tsikouras, Bachar Manav, Zacharoula Koukouli, Grigorios Trypsiannis, Georgios Galazios, Dimitrios Souftas, Vasileios Souftas
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of uterine artery embolization (UAE) for fibroids on ovarian pool of premenopausal women. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case control study. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One-hundred and twenty premenopausal women, aged between 40 and 50 years, who underwent UAE for symptomatic uterine fibroids and the same number of women, aged between 40 and 50 years, with symptomatic uterine fibroids, who were not offered treatment were recruited for this study...
February 24, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
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