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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323512/evaluating-the-costs-of-glycemic-response-with-canagliflozin-versus-dapagliflozin-and-empagliflozin-as-add-on-to-metformin-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-the-united-arab-emirates
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Agata Schubert, Anders T Buchholt, Antoine C El Khoury, Ahmed Kamal, Vanessa Taieb
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the cost of achieving glycemic control with 3 sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, canagliflozin, dapagliflozin, and empagliflozin, in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) from the payer perspective in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). METHODS: A systematic literature review identified randomized controlled trials of antihyperglycemic agents as add-on to metformin in patients with T2DM of 26 ± 4 weeks in duration, published by 10 September 2014...
March 21, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318365/effects-of-tgf-%C3%AE-on-uterine-fibroids-of-women-of-childbearing-age-and-uterine-artery-embolization
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Tao Shen, Hongjian Shi, Qiang Xu, Qian Song, Yuanfen Xu, Youhua Huang
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) on uterine fibroids of women of childbearing age and uterine artery embolization (UAE) using Embosphere microspheres. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 128 eligible women were randomly divided into an experimental group and a control group (n = 64) who received UAE using Embosphere microspheres and panhysterectomy, respectively. Another 128 healthy women receiving physical examination in the same period were also enrolled...
March 20, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299220/spontaneous-regression-of-uterine-arteriovenous-malformations-with-conservative-management
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Keiko Mekaru, Sugiko Oishi, Kozue Akamine, Chiaki Heshiki, Yoichi Aoki
Uterine arteriovenous malformation (AVM) can cause massive hemorrhage and is often treated with uterine artery embolization (UAE), which may lead to ovarian insufficiency. Thus, avoiding UAE should be considered, particularly in women undergoing fertility treatments. We present three women diagnosed with postmiscarriage AVM on color Doppler by transvaginal ultrasound imaging. They had no genital bleeding and a small mass, measuring 16-22 mm. If estradiol was >300 pg/mL when AVM was diagnosed, then a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist was administered...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295959/the-albuminuria-lowering-response-to-dapagliflozin-is-variable-and-reproducible-between-individual-patients
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Sergei I Petrykiv, Gozewijn D Laverman, Dick de Zeeuw, Hiddo J L Heerspink
AIMS: Albuminuria reduction is essential for renal and cardiovascular protection. We characterized the efficacy of dapagliflozin, a sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitor, on albuminuria. Secondly, we assessed whether the albuminuria lowering effect varies between patients, and whether this variability in response is reproducible. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A double-blind, randomized, placebo controlled crossover trial was conducted. Patients with type 2 diabetes and albumin:creatinine ratio >100 mg/g on a stable dose of an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme inhibitor (ACEi) or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) were enrolled...
March 14, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294000/around-the-world
#5
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1 Primary Healthcare 17-19 April, Dubai, UAE tinyurl.com/health-primary.
March 15, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293819/characteristics-features-and-factors-influencing-early-death-in-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-experience-from-united-arab-emirates-uae
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Inaam Bashir Hassan, Mariam R Al Zaabi, Arif Alam, Mohammed Jawad Hashim, Martin S Tallman, Jorgen Kristensen
Although acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is a curable hematologic malignancy, early death (ED) remains a significant cause of treatment failure especially in developing countries. In a retrospective data analysis of 67 adult APL patients diagnosed in United Arab Emirates we report an ED rate of 11.9% which is comparable to that reported from more developed countries. We identified the following parameters at presentation as significant predictor of increased ED: Age >40 years (P = 0.015), fever (P = 0...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291174/-view-of-the-city-al-ain-at-night-from-the-top-of-a-mountain-called-jebel-hafeet-in-the-uae
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283395/proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-type-9-pcsk9-and-metabolic-syndrome-components-among-young-adult-females
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Hayder Hasan, Amita Attlee, Veena Raigangar, Mohamed Madkour, Samir Awadallah
AIMS: Occurrence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is rising steadily, with subsequent increase in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Recent studies have shown that PCSK9 plays a substantial role in atherogenic dyslipidemia. Hence, the aim of this study was to assess level of PCSK9 and its relationship with MetS components among young adult females. METHODS: This study was carried out on 137 adult females over 18 years of age residing in the UAE...
March 6, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277818/extraction-of-rapamycin-sirolimus-from-streptomyces-rapamycinicus-using-ultrasound
#9
Amol S More, Sagar Gadalkar, Virendra K Rathod
The study was designed to investigate the use of Ultrasound to assisted extraction (UAE) of Rapamycin (sirolimus) from bacterial strain of Streptomyces rapamycinicus NRRL 5491. To achieve the maximum extraction yield, various parameters were optimized which includes Streptomyces rapamycinicus(10 g) of biomass in toluene (50 mL), temperature (20°C), electrical acoustic intensity (35.67 W/cm(2)) and duty cycle (40%) for 4 min with probe tip length of 0.5 cm dipped in to extraction solvent from the surface...
March 9, 2017: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268684/identifying-depressed-patients-with-and-without-suicidal-ideation-by-finger-photo-plethysmography
#10
A H Khandoker, V Luthra, Y Abouallaban, S Saha, K I Ahmed, R Mostafa, N Chowdhury, H F Jelinek
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a serious mental disorder that if untreated not only affects physical health but also has a high risk of suicide. While the neurophysiological phenomena that contribute to the formation of Suicidal Ideation (SI) are still ill-defined, clear links between MDD and cardiovascular disease have been reported. The aim of this study is to extract suitable features from arterial pulse signals with a view to predicting SI within MDD and control groups. Sixteen unmedicated MDD patients with a history of SI (MDDSI+), sixteen without SI (MDDSI-) and twenty-nine healthy subjects (CONT) were recruited at a psychiatric clinic in the UAE...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261476/menu-labeling-implementation-in-dine-in-restaurants-the-public-s-knowledge-attitude-and-practices
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Hadia Radwan, Eman M Faroukh, Reyad Shaker Obaid
BACKGROUND: The practice of menu labeling is gaining popularity worldwide as a potential policy to reduce energy intake as a means to decrease the prevalence of obesity. So the purpose of the present study is to identify the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of adults regarding the implementation of menu labeling in dine-in restaurants. METHODS: A cross sectional survey included 2020 male or female adults (aged ≥ 18 years old) participants was collected from two cities in the United Arab Emirates(UAE)...
2017: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251148/emergent-uterine-arterial-embolization-using-n-butyl-cyanoacrylate-in-postpartum-hemorrhage-with-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation
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Soichiro Obata, Michi Kasai, Junko Kasai, Kazuo Seki, Zenjiro Sekikawa, Izumi Torimoto, Shigeo Takebayashi, Fumiki Hirahara, Shigeru Aoki
Although it is widely accepted that uterine artery embolization (UAE) is an effective therapeutic strategy for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), no consensus has been reached regarding the efficacy of UAE in patients with PPH with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). This single-center retrospective cohort study included patients treated with UAE using NBCA for PPH between 2010 and 2015. The patients were divided into DIC and non-DIC groups, according to the obstetrical DIC score and the overt DIC diagnostic criteria issued by the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), and their clinical outcomes were compared...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250724/the-influence-of-uterine-artery-embolisation-on-ovarian-reserve-fertility-and-pregnancy-outcomes-a-review-of-literature
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Piotr Czuczwar, Anna Stępniak, Wojciech Wrona, Sławomir Woźniak, Paweł Milart, Tomasz Paszkowski
Uterine fibroids are considered to be the most frequent female benign tumours. Fibroids affect mainly women of reproductive age. The most frequently reported signs and symptoms of fibroids include disturbances of the menstrual cycle such as heavy bleeding and painful menstruation, pelvic masses associated with pelvic pain, urinary problems or constipation, as well as infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss. The mainstay of fibroid treatment is still surgery. However, many patients seek alternative treatment options for fibroids, to preserve their uterus and fertility...
December 2016: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250723/ulipristal-acetate-before-high-complexity-endoscopic-hysteroscopic-laparoscopic-myomectomy-a-mini-review
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Włodzimierz Baranowski
Uterine myomas (fibromas, leiomyomas) are the most common tumours in women, and their clinical signs and symptoms are presented by 25-40% of patients with these benign tumours. According to current guidelines, the armamentarium for myoma management consists of: medical therapy (GnRH, SPRMs), non-surgical alternatives including uterine artery embolisation (UAE), vaginal temporary occlusion of uterine arteries using clamp-like device or MRgFUS technique, and surgical treatment (including minimally invasive techniques)...
December 2016: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250597/dna-barcoding-of-selected-uae-medicinal-plant-species-a-comparative-assessment-of-herbarium-and-fresh-samples
#15
Mohamed Rizk Enan, Abdul Rasheed Palakkott, Taoufik Saleh Ksiksi
It is commonly difficult to extract and amplify DNA from herbarium samples as they are old and preserved using different compounds. In addition, such samples are subjected to the accumulation of intrinsically produced plant substances over long periods (up to hundreds of years). DNA extraction from desert flora may pause added difficulties as many contain high levels of secondary metabolites. Herbarium samples from the Biology Department (UAE University) plant collection and fresh plant samples, collected from around Al-Ain (UAE), were used in this study...
January 2017: Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants: An International Journal of Functional Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247812/around-the-world
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(no author information available yet)
1. Primary Healthcare 2017 17-19 April, Dubai, UAE tinyurl.com/primaryhealthcare-dubai.
March 1, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246515/efficacy-of-prophylactic-uterine-artery-embolization-before-obstetrical-procedures-with-high-risk-for-massive-bleeding
#17
Heung Kyu Ko, Ji Hoon Shin, Gi Young Ko, Dong Il Gwon, Jin Hyung Kim, Kichang Han, Shin-Wha Lee
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of prophylactic uterine artery embolization (UAE) before obstetrical procedures with high risk for massive bleeding. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of 29 female patients who underwent prophylactic UAE from June 2009 to February 2014 was performed. Indications for prophylactic UAE were as follows: dilatation and curettage (D&C) associated with ectopic pregnancy (cesarean scar pregnancy, n = 9; cervical pregnancy, n = 6), termination of pregnancy with abnormal placentation (placenta previa, n = 8), D&C for retained placenta with vascularity (n = 5), and D&C for suspected gestational trophoblastic disease (n = 1)...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246355/association-of-a1538g-and-c2437t-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-heat-shock-protein-70-genes-with-diabetic-nephropathy-among-south-indian-population
#18
Umapathy Dhamodharan, Krishnamoorthy Ezhilarasi, Balashanmugam Ponjayanthi, Dornadula Sireesh, Kunka Mohanram Ramkumar, Vijay Viswanathan
Diabetic Nephropathy (DN) is the leading cause of end-stage renal disease, characterized by progressive albuminuria and conferring additional risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality. The crucial role of heat-shock proteins (HSPs) on renal function in patients with DN has been well documented. This study was aimed to understand the association of HSP-70 gene variants on the susceptibility of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and DN. A total of 946 subjects (549M; 397F) were recruited and divided into four groups according to the levels of urinary albumin excretion (UAE): those with normoalbuminuria (UAE300 mg/24 hour; n=230)...
February 28, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243836/early-childhood-caries-and-associated-risk-factors-among-preschool-children-in-ras-al-khaimah-united-arab-emirates
#19
M B Kowash, J O Alkhabuli, S A Dafaalla, A Shah, A H Khamis
AIM: To investigate the prevalence and contributing factors of early childhood caries (ECC) in preschool children of Ras Al-Khaimah (RAK), United Arab Emirates (UAE). STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional. METHODS: The sample consisted of 540 healthy preschool children between four and six years of age attending 10 nursery schools in RAK, UAE. A structured questionnaire was distributed to the mothers of children who gave consent for their children to be included in the study...
February 27, 2017: European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236255/a-call-for-more-research-from-the-arabian-gulf
#20
Fatemah AlMarri, Salman Al Sabah, Eliana Al Haddad, Jonathan D Vaz
INTRODUCTION: Obesity has become an epidemic in the Arabian Gulf, with the prevalence of obesity according to the latest report from the World Health Organization (WHO) showing the gulf region to be countries with the highest incidence of obesity in the 30% plus group. This study aims to examine publications on bariatric surgery and compare them with the other countries with a high incidence of obesity in the world. METHODS: A literature review on bariatric surgery published from the earliest detected year of publication up until March 2016 using SCOPUS, PubMed, Ovid, and Google Scholar was conducted...
February 24, 2017: Obesity Surgery
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