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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235371/hybrid-2d-3d-quantitative-structure-activity-relationship-and-modeling-studies-perspectives-of-pepstatin-a-analogs-as-cathepsin-d-inhibitors
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Olayide A Arodola, Mahmoud Es Soliman
AIM: Cathepsin D, one of the attractive targets in the treatment of breast cancer, has been implicated in HIV neuropathogenesis with potential proteolytic effects on chemokines. Methodology/result: Diverse modeling tools were used to reveal the key structural features affecting the inhibitory activities of 78 pepstatin A analogs. Analyses were performed to investigate the stability, rationality and fluctuation of the analogs. Results showed a clear correlation between the experimental and predicted activities of the analogs as well as the variation in their activities relative to structural modifications...
December 13, 2017: Future Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235159/the-effect-of-green-tea-ointment-on-episiotomy-pain-and-wound-healing-in-primiparous-women-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Hadis Shahrahmani, Nourossadat Kariman, Sharareh Jannesari, Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei, Moghadameh Mirzaei, Sahar Ghalandari, Nasim Shahrahmani, Gashtasb Mardani
The delayed healing of episiotomy wound and its associated pain is a major problem in obstetrics. Because green tea has analgesic and wound-healing properties, the present study was conducted to determine the effect of green tea ointment on episiotomy pain and wound-healing. The green tea extract was also standardized by measuring its Phenolic and flavonoid compounds, antioxidant activity, and one of its active components, that is, Epigallocatechin gallate. The present clinical trial was conducted on 99 primiparous women visiting Afzalipour Hospital in Kerman in 2015...
December 13, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235028/artificial-intelligence-and-regression-analysis-for-cd-ii-ion-biosorption-from-aqueous-solution-by-gossypium-barbadense-waste
#3
Manal Fawzy, Mahmoud Nasr, Heba Nagy, Shacker Helmi
In this study, batch biosorption experiments were conducted to determine the removal efficiency of Cd(II) ion from aqueous solutions by Gossypium barbadense waste. The biosorbent was characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) connected with energy dispersive X-ray (EDX). The sorption mechanism was described by complexation/chelation of Cd2+ with the functional groups of O-H, C=O, -COO-, and C-O, as well as, cation-exchange with Mg2+ and K+. At initial Cd(II) ion concentration (C o), 50 mg/L, the adsorption equilibrium of 89...
December 12, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235020/do-gstm1-and-gstt1-polymorphisms-influence-the-risk-of-developing-mitochondrial-diseases-in-a-tunisian-population
#4
Raouia Ghorbel, Ghada Ben Salah, Rania Ghorbel, Afif Ben Mahmoud, Imen Chamkha, Emna Mkaouar-Rebai, Leila Ammar-Keskes, Faiza Fakhfakh
Mitochondria play an essential role to supply the cell with metabolic energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) through oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS). As a consequence, they are also the primary source of cellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) which can cause oxidative damage of individual respiratory chain complexes. Indeed, affected OXPHOS subunits result in decreases in ATP production and increases in ROS formation which generate oxidative phosphorylation deficiency leading to mitochondrial dysfunctions...
December 12, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234908/characterization-of-type-iv-antifreeze-gene-in-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus-and-influence-of-cold-and-hot-weather-on-its-expression-and-some-immune-related-genes
#5
Asmma Y Ammar, Abeer F El Nahas, Shawky Mahmoud, Mohamed E Barakat, Asmaa M Hassan
The aim of this work is to study the effect of the thermal stress of ambient temperature during winter and summer on the expression of type IV antifreeze gene (ANF IV) in different tissues of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) as well as some immune-related genes. At first, genomic ANF IV gene was characterized from one fish; 124 amino acids were identified with 92.7% similarity with that on the gene bank. Expression of ANF IV and immune-related genes were done twice, once at the end of December (winter sample, temperature 14 °C) and the other at August (summer sample, temperature 36 °C)...
December 12, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234244/genetic-alterations-in-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-patients
#6
Hanaa Mahmoud Mohamed, Magdy Sayed Aly, Tarek Dardeer Hussein
Background: Benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) is a classical age-related disease of the prostate, present in 20% of men at the age of 40 years with progression to 70% by the age of 60 years. BPH is associated with various lower urinary tract symptoms, which affect their day-to-day life. Materials and methods: Our objective was to evaluate the association between HER-2/neu, c-myc, p53, and clinicopathological variables in 45 patients diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)...
2017: German Medical Science: GMS E-journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234180/role-of-the-nitrergic-system-of-the-cuneiform-nucleus-in-cardiovascular-responses-in-urethane-anesthetized-male-rats
#7
Esmaeil Farrokhi, Mohammad Naser Shafei, Abolfazl Khajavirad, Mahmoud Hosseini, Ali Reza Ebrahimzadeh Bideskan
Background: The presence of nitric oxide (NO) in the cuneiform nucleus (CnF) has been previously shown. In this study, NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) (an inhibitor of NO synthase), L-arginine (L-Arg) (a precursor of NO), and sodium nitroprusside (SNP) (a donor of NO) were microinjected into the CnF and cardiovascular responses were investigated. Methods: Seventy male rats were divided into 7 groups (n=10 each): 1) saline, 2 and 3) L-NAME (30 and 90 nmol), 4 and 5) L-Arg (20 and 60 nmol), and 6 and 7) SNP (9 and 27 nmol)...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232733/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-postcardiotomy-pediatric-patients-15-years-of-experience-outside-europe-and-north-america
#8
Ahmed F ElMahrouk, Mohamed Fouad Ismail, Tamer Hamouda, Rafik Shaikh, Alaa Mahmoud, Mohammad Sabry Shihata, Osman Alradi, Ahmed Jamjoom
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 12, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232588/bioactive-products-from-singlet-oxygen-photooxygenation-of-cannabinoids
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Ahmed Galal Osman, Khaled M Elokely, Vivek K Yadav, Paulo Carvalho, Mohamed Radwan, Desmond Slade, Waseem Gul, Shabana Khan, Olivia R Dale, Afeef S Husni, Michael L Klein, Stephen J Cutler, Samir A Ross, Mahmoud A ElSohly
Photooxygenation of Δ8 tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ8-THC), Δ9 tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), Δ9 tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (Δ9-THCA) and some derivatives (acetate, tosylate and methyl ether) yielded 24 oxygenated derivatives, 18 of which were new and 6 were previously reported, including allyl alcohols, ethers, quinones, hydroperoxides, and epoxides. Testing these compounds for their modulatory effect on cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 led to the identification of 7 and 21 as CB1 partial agonists with Ki values of 0...
November 21, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231074/hybrid-response-surface-methodology-artificial-neural-network-optimization-of-drying-process-of-banana-slices-in-a-forced-convective-dryer
#10
Amin Taheri-Garavand, Fatemeh Karimi, Mahmoud Karimi, Valiullah Lotfi, Golmohammad Khoobbakht
The aim of the study is to fit models for predicting surfaces using the response surface methodology and the artificial neural network to optimize for obtaining the maximum acceptability using desirability functions methodology in a hot air drying process of banana slices. The drying air temperature, air velocity, and drying time were chosen as independent factors and moisture content, drying rate, energy efficiency, and exergy efficiency were dependent variables or responses in the mentioned drying process...
January 1, 2017: Food Science and Technology International, Ciencia y Tecnología de Los Alimentos Internacional
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230495/comparison-of-readmission-and-short-term-mortality-rates-between-different-types-of-urinary-diversion-in-patients-undergoing-radical-cystectomy
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Bruno Nahar, Tulay Koru-Sengul, Feng Miao, Nachiketh Soodana Prakash, Vivek Venkatramani, Aliyah Gauri, David Alonzo, Mahmoud Alameddine, Sanjaya Swain, Sanoj Punnen, Chad Ritch, Dipen J Parekh, Mark L Gonzalgo
PURPOSE: To analyze the impact of urinary diversion type following radical cystectomy (RC) on readmission and short-term mortality rates. METHODS: Patients who underwent RC for bladder cancer in the National Cancer Data Base were grouped based on the type of urinary diversion performed: non-continent [ileal conduit (IC)] or two continent techniques [continent pouch (CP) and orthotopic neobladder (NB)]. We used propensity score matching and multivariable logistic regression models to compare 30-day readmission and 30- and 90-day mortality between the different types of urinary diversion...
December 11, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229895/prevalence-and-predictors-of-myocardial-ischemia-by-preoperative-myocardial-perfusion-single-photon-emission-computedtomography-in-patients-undergoing-noncardiac-surgery
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Abdelkareem Saleh Al-Oweidi, Hesham Albabtain, Suleiman M Kharabsheh, Peter Kimme, Mahmoud Almustafa, Samer Seder, Mohamed Shoukri, Ahmed L Fathala
BACKGROUND: The prevalence and predictors of myocardial ischemia before noncardiac surgery are unknown. In addition the predictive value of myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) before noncardiac in individual patients is uncertain. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the prevalence and predictors of myocardial ischemia before noncardiac surgery, and determine the postoperative cardiac outcome based on results of myocardial perfusion SPECT. DESIGN: Retrospective...
November 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229616/glutamine-elicited-secretion-of-glucagon-like-peptide-1-glp-1-is-governed-by-an-activated-glutamate-dehydrogenase
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Lotta E Andersson, Liliya Shcherbina, Mahmoud Al-Majdoub, Neelanjan Vishnu, Claudia Balderas Arroyo, Jonathan Aste Carrara, Claes B Wollheim, Malin Fex, Hindrik Mulder, Nils Wierup, Peter Spégel
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), secreted from intestinal L-cells, glucose-dependently stimulates insulin secretion from beta-cells. This glucose-dependence prevents hypoglycemia, rendering GLP-1 analogues a useful and safe treatment modality in type-2 diabetes. While the amino acid glutamine is a potent elicitor of GLP-1 secretion, the responsible mechanism remains unclear.We investigated how GLP-1 secretion is metabolically coupled in L-cells (GLUTag) and in vivo in mice, using the insulin-secreting cell-line INS-1 832/13 as reference...
December 11, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229038/the-opportunities-and-limitations-of-minimally-invasive-cardiac-surgery
#14
Torsten Doenst, Mahmoud Diab, Christoph Sponholz, Michael Bauer, Gloria Färber
BACKGROUND: Over the past two decades, minimally invasive techniques for classic heart valve surgery and isolated bypass surgery have been developed that enable access to the heart via partial sternotomy for most aortic valve procedures and via sternotomy-free mini-thoracotomy for other procedures. METHODS: We review the current evidence on minimally invasive cardiac surgery on the basis of pertinent randomized studies and database studies retrieved by a selective search in the MEDLINE and PubMed Central databases, as well as by the Google Scholar search engine...
November 17, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228785/an-overview-on-indications-and-chemical-composition-of-aromatic-waters-hydrosols-as-functional-beverages-in-persian-nutrition-culture-and-folk-medicine-for-hyperlipidemia-and-cardiovascular-conditions
#15
Azadeh Hamedi, Seyed Mahmoud Moheimani, Amirhossein Sakhteman, Hamed Etemadfard, Mahmoodreza Moein
Hydrosol beverages in Persian nutrition culture and ethnomedicine are the side products of essential oil industry that are used as delicious drinks or safe remedies. To investigate indications and chemical composition of hydrosol beverages for hyperlipidemia and cardiovascular conditions, Fars province was selected as the field of study. Ethnomedical data were gathered by questionnaires. The constituents of hydrosols were extracted with liquid/liquid extraction and analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228609/bacteriome-and-mycobiome-associations-in-oral-tongue-cancer
#16
Pranab K Mukherjee, Hannah Wang, Mauricio Retuerto, Huan Zhang, Brian Burkey, Mahmoud A Ghannoum, Charis Eng
Squamous cell carcinoma of the oral (mobile) tongue (OMTC), a non-human papilloma virus-associated oral cancer, is rapidly increasing without clear etiology. Poor oral hygiene has been associated with oral cancers, suggesting that oral bacteriome (bacterial community) and mycobiome (fungal community) could play a role. While the bacteriome is increasingly recognized as an active participant in health, the role of the mycobiome has not been studied in OMTC. Tissue DNA was extracted from 39 paired tumor and adjacent normal tissues from patients with OMTC...
November 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228528/the-dilemma-of-irrational-antibiotic-and-corticosteroid-prescription-in-iran-how-much-it-can-affect-the-medicine-expenditures
#17
Parisa Mehdizadeh, Nooredin Dopeykar, Mohammad Meskarpour-Amiri, Hediyeh Zekri, Mahmoud Salesi
In recent years the high cost of medicines and the lack of it were one of the major problems in developing countries that despite numerous efforts to solve the root causes of this problem, the issue remains, unfortunately. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the impact of antibiotics and corticosteroids prescription on the medicines expenditures. This was descriptive-analytical study that conducted to assess the function of medical expenditures through prescription letters and analysis the factors affecting medicine expenditures...
October 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228024/detection-of-duo-schistosome-infection-from-filtered-urine-samples-from-school-children-in-zambia-after-mda
#18
Megan J Hessler, Austin Cyrs, Steven C Krenzke, El Shaimaa Mahmoud, Chummy Sikasunge, James Mwansa, Nilanjan Lodh
Schistosomiasis is one of the major Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in sub-Saharan Africa. In sub-Saharan Africa, two major human schistosome species namely Schistosoma mansoni and S. haematobium often occur sympatrically largely affecting children. Recognizing the public health impact of Schistosomiasis, the World Health Organization (WHO) is urging member states to regularly treat at least 75% and up to 100%, of all school-aged children at risk of morbidity. For control strategies based on targeted mass drug administration (MDA) to succeed it is essential to have a simple and sensitive test for monitoring the success of these interventions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227917/design-synthesis-molecular-docking-of-new-lipophilic-acetamide-derivatives-affording-potential-anticancer-and-antimicrobial-agents
#19
Hany E A Ahmed, Saleh K Ihmaid, Abdelsattar M Omar, Ahmed M Shehata, Heba S Rateb, Mohammed F Zayed, Sahar Ahmed, Mahmoud M Elaasser
Fifteen new substituted N-2-(2-oxo-3-phenylquinoxalin-1(2H)-yl) acetamides 5a-f, 6a-f, and 8a-c were synthesized by reacting ethyl 2-(2-oxo-3-phenylquinoxalin-1(2H)-yl)acetate with various primary amines including benzylamines, sulfonamides, and amino acids. The in vitro antimicrobial screening of the target compounds was screened to assess their antibacterial and antifungal activity. As a result, seven compounds namely; 5a, 5c, 5d, 6a, 6c, 8b and 8c showed a promising broad spectrum antibacterial activity against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative strains...
December 2, 2017: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227785/patient-specific-instruments-advantages-and-pitfalls
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Mahmoud A Hafez, Kirti Moholkar
Patient-specific instruments (PSI) aim to improve the accuracy of total knee replacement (TKR) based on computer-assisted preoperative planning. In this work, the authors describe the advantages and pitfalls of PSI based on their clinical experience. The main conclusion of this work is that PSI has direct impact on the logistical and technical features of TKR with some advantages and pitfalls.
2017: SICOT-J
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