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1. Primary Healthcare 17-19 April 2017, Dubai, UAE tinyurl.com/primaryhealthcare-dubai.
November 30, 2016: Nursing Older People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894697/an-innovative-ultrasound-assisted-extraction-micro-scale-cell-combined-with-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-in-negative-chemical-ionization-to-determine-persistent-organic-pollutants-in-air-particulate-matter
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E Beristain-Montiel, R Villalobos-Pietrini, G E Arias-Loaiza, S L Gómez-Arroyo, O Amador-Muñoz
New clean technologies are needed to determine concentration of organic pollutants without generating more pollution. A method to extract Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) from airborne particulate matter was developed using a novel technology recently patented called ultrasound assisted extraction micro-scale cell (UAE-MSC). This technology extracts, filters, collects the sample, and evaporates the solvent, on-line. No sample transfer is needed. The cell minimizes sample manipulation, solvent consumption, waste generation, time, and energy; fulfilling most of the analytical green chemistry protocol...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894116/intrarenal-vascular-resistance-is-associated-with-a-prothrombotic-state-in-hypertensive-patients
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Cristiana Catena, GianLuca Colussi, Marileda Novello, Valentina Fagotto, Leonardo A Sechi
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hypertensive nephroangiosclerosis is associated with progressive increase of intrarenal vascular resistance. In addition to blood pressure, other factors can contribute to hypertensive renal damage including a prothrombotic state. We investigated the relationship between hemostatic markers and intrarenal vascular resistance in hypertension. METHODS: In 115 untreated, nondiabetic, hypertensive subjects free of cardiovascular complications and advanced renal function impairment, we measured 24-hour creatinine clearance (GFR) and urinary albumin excretion (UAE), fasting plasma glucose, HOMA-index, and plasma levels of fibrinogen, D-dimer, prothrombin fragment 1+2, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1, homocysteine, and lipoprotein(a)...
November 29, 2016: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889075/abundance-and-composition-of-juvenile-corals-reveals-divergent-trajectories-for-coral-assemblages-across-the-united-arab-emirates
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Morgan S Pratchett, Andrew H Baird, Andrew G Bauman, John A Burt
Marked shifts in the composition of coral assemblages are occurring at many locations, but it is unknown whether these are permanent shifts reinforced by patterns of population replenishment. This study examined the composition of juvenile coral assemblages across the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Densities of juvenile corals varied significantly among locations, but were highest where coral cover was highest. Juvenile coral assemblages within the Persian Gulf were dominated by Porites, while no Acropora were recorded...
November 23, 2016: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885840/factors-associated-with-the-reduction-of-albumin-excretion-in-diabetic-hypertensive-patients-differential-effect-of-manidipine-versus-amlodipine
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Margarita Saiz-Satjes, Francisco Javier Martinez-Martin, Alex Roca-Cusachs
AIMS: In AMANDHA trial, the addition of manidipine, but not amlodipine, in diabetic patients with uncontrolled hypertension, microalbuminuria and preserved renal function resulted in a large decrease of urinary albumin excretion (UAE) despite similar blood pressure (BP) reductions. Factors associated with the reduction of UAE were analyzed. METHODS: For this purpose, a multivariable analysis was performed. RESULTS: Although after 6 months of treatment, manidipine and amlodipine decreased BP to a similar extent, reductions of UAE were higher with manidipine...
November 25, 2016: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884686/intraarterial-lidocaine-for-pain-control-in-uterine-artery-embolization-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Maxime Noel-Lamy, Kong T Tan, Martin E Simons, Kenneth W Sniderman, Oleg Mironov, Dheeraj K Rajan
PURPOSE: To assess efficacy of two different techniques of lidocaine injection in the uterine arteries to reduce pain following uterine artery embolization (UAE) for leiomyomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective randomized single-blinded study was performed with 60 patients enrolled between November 2014 and December 2015 equally randomized to 3 arms. Group A received 10 mL lidocaine 1% (100 mg) mixed with polyvinyl alcohol particles (355-500 μm). Group B received the same dose of lidocaine injected after embolization...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879174/determination-of-sub-ng-g-1-levels-of-total-inorganic-arsenic-and-selenium-in-foods-by-hydride-generation-atomic-absorption-spectrometry-after-preconcentration
#7
Nail Altunay, Ramazan Gürkan
A new and simple ultrasonic assisted extraction (UAE) procedure was developed for the determination of inorganic arsenic and selenium in foods by hydride generation atomic absorption spectrometry (HG-AAS). The various analytical variables affecting complex formation and extraction efficiency were investigated and optimized. The method is based on selective complex formation of As(III) and Se(IV) in the presence of excess As(V) and Se(VI) with toluidine red in the presence of tartaric acid at pH 4.5, and then extraction of the resulting condensation products into the micellar phase of non-ionic surfactant, polyethylene glycol dodecyl ether, Brij 35...
November 23, 2016: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872551/evaluation-of-fluoride-levels-in-bottled-water-and-their-contribution-to-health-and-teeth-problems-in-the-united-arab-emirates
#8
Mohamed Yehia Z Abouleish
Fluoride is needed for better health, yet if ingested at higher levels it may lead to health problems. Fluoride can be obtained from different sources, with drinking water being a major contributor. In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), bottled water is the major source for drinking. The aim of this research is to measure fluoride levels in different bottled water brands sold in UAE, to determine whether fluoride contributes to better health or health problems. The results were compared to international and local standards...
October 2016: Saudi Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869749/ultrasound-assisted-extraction-may-not-be-a-better-alternative-approach-than-conventional-boiling-for-extracting-polysaccharides-from-herbal-medicines
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Ka-Man Yip, Jun Xu, Wing-Sum Tong, Shan-Shan Zhou, Tao Yi, Zhong-Zhen Zhao, Hu-Biao Chen
In clinical practice polysaccharides from herbal medicines are conventionally prepared by boiling water extraction (BWE), while ultrasound-assisted extraction (UAE) has often been used instead employed in laboratory research due to its strong extraction ability and efficiency. However, if and how the polysaccharides obtained by UAE and BWE are comparable, and hence whether the UAE-based research is instructive for the actual usage of herbal polysaccharides still requires further evaluation. To address this issue, here we chemically analyzed and compared the UAE- and BWE-obtained polysaccharides from three herbal medicines, i...
November 18, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864054/ultrasound-assisted-extraction-of-%C3%AE-d-glucan-from-hull-less-barley-assessment-of-physicochemical-and-functional-properties
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Abdollah Hematian Sourki, Arash Koocheki, Mohammad Elahi
The present study was carried out to investigate the effect of ultrasound-assisted extraction (UAE) method on physicochemical and molecular properties of hull-less barley β-d-glucan. With increasing sonication time, β-d-glucan flow behavior index (n) and its extraction yield significantly increased while its consistency coefficient and lightness decreased. Sonication time had no significant effect on β-d-glucan purity, emulsion and foam stabilizing effect and colour. Increasing pH from 5 to 9 significantly enhanced extraction yield, purity, consistency coefficient (k), emulsion stabilizing effect and yellowness of the final product...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861055/around-the-world
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1. Nurse Practitioners and Critical Care Nursing Conference 5-6 December, Dubai, UAE tinyurl.com/critical-care-nursing.
November 2, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848750/results-from-the-united-arab-emirates-2016-report-card-on-physical-activity-for-children-and-youth
#12
Mouza Al Zaabi, Syed Mahboob Shah, Mohamud Sheek-Hussein, Abdishakur Abdulle, Abdulla Al Junaibi, Tom Loney
BACKGROUND: The Active Healthy Kids 2016 United Arab Emirates (UAE) Report Card provides a systematic evaluation of how the UAE is performing in supporting and engaging physical activity (PA) in children and adolescents. METHODS: The Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance framework and standardized set of procedures were used to perform the systematic assessment of PA in UAE youth and children. Indicator grades were based on the proportion of children and youth achieving a defined benchmark: A = 81% to 100%; B = 61% to 80%; C = 41% to 60%; D = 21% to 40%; F = 0% to 20%; INC = incomplete data...
November 2016: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832205/gallstones-a-worldwide-multifaceted-disease-and-its-correlations-with-gallbladder-carcinoma
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Raj Kumar Sharma, Kanchan Sonkar, Neeraj Sinha, Pradeep Rebala, Ahmad Ebrah Albani, Anu Behari, Duvvuri Nageshwar Reddy, Alvina Farooqui, Vinay Kumar Kapoor
BACKGROUND: Gallstones (GS) associated diseases are among the most recurrent and frequent diseases delineated in India and United Arab Emirates. Several reports suggest that the association of GS with gallbladder cancer (GBC) is very high in Northern part of India; however, its occurrence in UAE and Southern part of India is notably low. Therefore, in the present study, we aimed to perform compositional analysis of GS in three different geographical areas by Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Fourier Transformed Infrared spectroscopy...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831539/incidence-and-prevalence-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-among-the-native-arab-population-in-uae
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A M Al Dhanhani, M Agarwal, Y S Othman, O Bakoush
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There is a paucity of information about the epidemiology of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) amongst Arabs. The objective of this study was to determine the incidence and prevalence of SLE among the native Arab population of United Arab Emirates (UAE). METHODS: Patients with SLE were identified from three sources: medical records of two local tertiary hospitals (four years; 2009 to 2012), laboratory requests for serum double stranded deoxyribonucleic acid and serum anti-nuclear antibody and confirmed histopathologic diagnosis of SLE (skin and kidney biopsy specimens)...
November 9, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823918/the-association-between-intrauterine-balloon-tamponade-duration-and-postpartum-hemorrhage-outcomes
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Brett D Einerson, Moeun Son, Patrick Schneider, Ian Fields, Emily S Miller
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine balloon tamponade is an effective treatment for postpartum hemorrhage when first-line treatments fail. The optimal duration of intrauterine balloon tamponade for management of postpartum hemorrhage is unclear. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to determine whether intrauterine balloon tamponade removal >12 hours of duration is associated with postpartum hemorrhage-related clinical outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective cohort study of women with postpartum hemorrhage from 2007 through 2014 who underwent intrauterine balloon tamponade...
November 4, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822371/improving-admission-medication-reconciliation-compliance-using-the-electronic-tool-in-admitted-medical-patients
#16
Haytham Taha, Dana Abdulhay, Neama Luqman, Samer Ellahham
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) in Abu Dhabi is the main tertiary care referral hospital in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with 560 bed capacity that is fully occupied most of the time. SKMC senior management has made a commitment to make quality and patient safety a top priority. Our governing body Abu Dhabi Health Services Company has identified medication reconciliation as a critical patient safety measure and key performance indicator (KPI). The medication reconciliation electronic form a computerized decision support tool was introduced to improve medication reconciliation compliance on transition of care at admission, transfer and discharge of patients both in the inpatient and outpatient settings...
2016: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822284/hiv-responses-in-arab-states-on-the-southern-persian-gulf-border-the-first-review
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Afsaneh Moradi, Zahra Alammehrjerdi, Reza Daneshmand, Mahmood Amini-Lari, Mehran Zarghami, Kate Dolan
CONTEXT: There is no review of HIV responses in Arab states on the southern Persian Gulf border. This narrative review aimed to describe and synthesize HIV responses in Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A review of scientific databases and grey literature was conducted based on an international guide. Overall, 16 original studies and reports were found. RESULTS: The review indicates that HIV has been found present in each Arab state based on sporadic case finding...
September 2016: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821100/exploratory-study-into-the-awareness-of-heart-diseases-among-emirati-women-uae-and-their-health-seeking-behaviour-a-qualitative-study
#18
Sarah Khan, Ayesha Khoory, Dhabia Al Zaffin, Meera Al Suwaidi
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases were the leading cause of death in women in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2010. The UAE is expected to experience a tripling of heart diseases in the next two decades as risk factors for heart diseases increase. Research shows that first year survival rates of younger women suffering from a heart attack are lower than in men. Women present with a wider range of symptoms for heart diseases than men; non-recognition of atypical symptoms may explain the delay in seeking treatment and poor prognosis following heart diseases in women...
November 7, 2016: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818779/increasing-obesity-rates-in-school-children-in-united-arab-emirates
#19
A AlBlooshi, S Shaban, M AlTunaiji, N Fares, L AlShehhi, H AlShehhi, A AlMazrouei, A-K Souid
BACKGROUND: The remarkable socioeconomic changes in United Arab Emirates (UAE) necessitate regular monitoring of obesity in our population. This study explored the epidemiology of obesity in a large cohort of UAE students. METHODS: This population-based study investigated the prevalence of obesity in 44,942 students attending governmental schools in Ras Al-Khaimah. Body-mass-index (BMI) was calculated in 15,532 children (4-12 y) in 2013-2014, and in 29,410 children (3-18 y) in 2014-2015...
June 2016: Obesity Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817172/drug-utilization-review-of-cephalosporins-in-a-secondary-care-hospital-in-united-arab-emirates
#20
Mohammad Abou-Shaaban, Areeg Anwer Ali, Padma G M Rao, Asif Majid
Background Cephalosporins are one of the most commonly used antibiotics in United Arab Emirates (UAE). Few studies have been carried out to evaluate the antibiotic utilization pattern in UAE in spite of the obvious increase in cephalosporins resistance during the past decade. Objective To assess the prescriptions pattern of cephalosporins among physicians at a secondary care hospital in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. Method This observational prospective study was carried out during October 2013 to April 2014. The data of in patients were documented in the predesigned patient profile form and was analyzed for patient's, drug's and drug's therapy related parameters...
November 5, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
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