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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718245/left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction-predicted-by-early-troponin-i-release-after-anthracycline-based-chemotherapy-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Azhar Shafi, Neelam Siddiqui, Saba Imtiaz, Mansoor Ud Din Sajid
BACKGROUND: Anthracyclines are one of the most effective chemotherapeutic agents in management of Breast cancer, however Anthracycline induced cardiotoxicity remains a matter of special concern. Detection of early toxicity by use of biomarkers like Troponins has been the focus of interest in recent years. We measured Troponin I levels after chemotherapy with anthracyclines and correlated it with ECG, Echocardiography and clinical findings. METHODS: Patients with early Breast cancer eligible for chemotherapy were included in the study...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713663/correlation-between-glycated-hemoglobin-and-triglyceride-level-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#2
Syeda Naqvi, Shabnam Naveed, Zeeshan Ali, Syed Masroor Ahmad, Raad Asadullah Khan, Honey Raj, Shoaib Shariff, Chintan Rupareliya, Fatima Zahra, Saba Khan
CONTEXT: Dyslipidemia is quite prevalent in non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Maintaining tight glycemic along with lipid control plays an essential role in preventing micro- and macro-vascular complications associated with diabetes. PURPOSE: The main purpose of the study was to highlight the relationship between glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and triglyceride levels. This may in turn help in predicting the triglyceride status of type 2 diabetics and therefore identifying patients at increased risk from cardiovascular events...
June 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713423/discovering-the-unexpected-with-the-utilization-of-ngs-in-diagnostics-of-non-syndromic-hearing-loss-disorders-the-family-case-of-ildr1-dependent-hearing-loss-disorder
#3
Jernej Kovač, Gašper Klančar, Katarina Trebušak Podkrajšek, Saba Battelino
Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is a heterogeneous family of hearing disabilities with congenital (including genetic) as well as acquired etiology. Congenital SNHL of genetic etiology is further sub-divided into autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive and X-linked SNHL. More than 60 genes are involved in the etiology of autosomal recessive non-syndromic hearing loss (ARNSHL) commonly manifesting as heterogeneous pre-lingual profound to severe non-progressive clinical phenotype. ILDR1-dependent ARNSHL (DFNB42, OMIM: # 609646) is a very rare sub-type of hearing disability, with unknown prevalence, caused by function-damaging genetic variants in ILDR1 gene reported in families of Middle-Eastern origin...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712122/clinical-features-and-treatment-response-of-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-in-north-west-ethiopia
#4
Helina Fikre, Rezika Mohammed, Saba Atinafu, Johan van Griensven, Ermias Diro
OBJECTIVE: Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) receives far less attention than visceral leishmaniasis. Nevertheless, CL is predominantly caused by a unique species in Ethiopia (L aethiopica), which is known to cause severe forms such as diffuse (DCL) and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis (MCL). We report on the number and type of CL cases diagnosed, the clinical features, the treatments and treatment outcomes in North-West Ethiopia. METHODS: This is a retrospective chart record analysis of CL patients treated at the Leishmania Research and Treatment Center (LRTC) of the University of Gondar, Ethiopia...
July 16, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691157/effect-of-vigabatrin-on-seizure-control-and-safety-profile-in-different-subgroups-of-children-with-epilepsy
#5
Michele C Jackson, Saba Jafarpour, Jacquelyn Klehm, Sigride Thome-Souza, Francesca Coughlin, Kush Kapur, Tobias Loddenkemper
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of vigabatrin in pediatric epilepsy. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients with epilepsy treated with vigabatrin over a 2-year period at a pediatric tertiary center. We assessed the relationship between seizure frequency, etiology, vigabatrin dose, adverse events, medication discontinuation reasons, and electroencephalography (EEG) characteristics. RESULTS: One hundred three patients followed at Boston Children's Hospital were treated with vigabatrin and had complete medical records...
July 10, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688981/molecular-detection-of-isoniazid-rifampin-and-ethambutol-resistance-to-m-%C3%A2-tuberculosis-and-m-%C3%A2-bovis-in-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-mdr-tb-patients-in-pakistan
#6
Saba Munir, Nasir Mahmood, Saman Shahid, Muhammad Idrees Khan
The various aspects of MDR-TB, type of pathogen, different drug sensitive methods and mutation (s) in specific genes were determined. The histone-like protein (hupB) gene of M. tuberculosis was targeted by using primer sets: N & S and M & S (produced 645 bp & 318 bp fragment respectively). The most significant risk factors were the poverty and male gender of ages 11-25 years. All samples were detected as M. tuberculosis. By Drug Proportion method, the highest percentage (37%) was found resistant to only Rifampin...
July 5, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686525/kidney-biopsy-in-aa-amyloidosis-impact-of-histopathology-on-prognosis
#7
Zeynep Kendi Celebi, Saba Kiremitci, Bengi Ozturk, Serkan Akturk, Siyar Erdogmus, Neval Duman, Kenan Ates, Sehsuvar Erturk, Gokhan Nergizoglu, Sim Kutlay, Sule Sengul, Arzu Ensari, Kenan Keven
In AA amyloidosis, while kidney biopsy is widely considered for diagnosis by clinicians, there is no evidence that the detailed investigation of renal histopathology can be utilized for the prognosis and clinical outcomes. In this study, we aimed to obtain whether histopathologic findings in kidney biopsy of AA amyloidosis might have prognostic and clinical value. This is a retrospective cohort study that included 38 patients who were diagnosed with AA amyloidosis by kidney biopsy between 2005 and 2013.The kidney biopsy specimens of patients were evaluated and graded for several characteristics of histopathological lesions and their relationship with renal outcomes...
July 7, 2017: Amyloid: the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684064/protective-role-of-vitamin-e-preconditioning-of-human-dermal-fibroblasts-against-thermal-stress-in-vitro
#8
Hira Butt, Azra Mehmood, Muhammad Ali, Saba Tasneem, Muhammad Sohail Anjum, Moazzam N Tarar, Shaheen N Khan, Sheikh Riazuddin
AIMS: Oxidative microenvironment of burnt skin restricts the outcome of cell based therapies of thermal skin injuries. The aim of this study was to precondition human dermal fibroblasts with an antioxidant such as vitamin E to improve their survival and therapeutic abilities in heat induced oxidative in vitro environment. MAIN METHODS: Fibroblasts were treated with 100μM vitamin E for 24h at 37°C followed by heat shock for 10min at 51°C in fresh serum free medium...
July 3, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681330/antiproliferative-activity-and-vegf-expression-reduction-in-mcf7-and-pc-3-cancer-cells-by-paclitaxel-and-imatinib-co-encapsulation-in-folate-targeted-liposomes
#9
Marco Júnio Peres-Filho, Alexandre Pereira Dos Santos, Thais Leite Nascimento, Renato Ivan de Ávila, Fabrícia Saba Ferreira, Marize Campos Valadares, Eliana Martins Lima
Co-encapsulation of anticancer drugs paclitaxel and imatinib in nanocarriers is a promising strategy to optimize cancer treatment. Aiming to combine the cytotoxic and antiangiogenic properties of the drugs, a liposome formulation targeted to folate receptor co-encapsulating paclitaxel and imatinib was designed in this work. An efficient method was optimized for the synthesis of the lipid anchor DSPE-PEG(2000)-folic acid (FA). The structure of the obtained product was confirmed by RMN, FT-IR, and ESI-MS techniques...
July 5, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674714/genexpert-technology-a-breakthrough-for-the-diagnosis-of-tuberculous-pericarditis-and-pleuritis-in-less-than-2-hours
#10
Muhammad Saeed, Mobeen Ahmad, Shagufta Iram, Saba Riaz, Mehwish Akhtar, Maleeha Aslam
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the diagnostic validity of GeneXpert for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) in pericardial and pleural effusions samples. METHODS: A cross sectional study was conducted at the Mycobacteriology Laboratory, Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan. A total of 286 (158 pleural and 128 pericardial fluids) samples were received from tuberculosis (TB) suspects between January 2014 and August 2016. Every sample was processed for Ziehl-Neelsen (Zn) smear, Lowenstein Jensen (LJ) culture, GeneXpert MTB/RIF assay according to standard protocols...
July 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671966/a-leprosy-clinical-severity-scale-for-erythema-nodosum-leprosum-an-international-multicentre-validation-study-of-the-enlist-enl-severity-scale
#11
Stephen L Walker, Anna M Sales, C Ruth Butlin, Mahesh Shah, Armi Maghanoy, Saba M Lambert, Joydeepa Darlong, Benjamin Jewel Rozario, Vivek V Pai, Marivic Balagon, Shimelis N Doni, Deanna A Hagge, José A C Nery, Kapil D Neupane, Suwash Baral, Biliom A Sangma, Digafe T Alembo, Abeba M Yetaye, Belaynesh A Hassan, Mohammed B Shelemo, Peter G Nicholls, Diana N J Lockwood
OBJECTIVES: We wished to validate our recently devised 16-item ENLIST ENL Severity Scale, a clinical tool for measuring the severity of the serious leprosy associated complication of erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL). We also wished to assess the responsiveness of the ENLIST ENL Severity Scale in detecting clinical change in patients with ENL. METHODS: Participants, recruited from seven centres in six leprosy endemic countries, were assessed using the ENLIST ENL Severity Scale by two researchers, one of whom categorised the severity of ENL...
July 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671878/application-of-low-dose-stereoradiography-in-in-vivo-vertebral-morphologic-measurements-comparison-with-computed-tomography
#12
Saba Pasha, Tom Schlösser, Xiaowei Zhu, Xochitl Mellor, René Castelein, John Flynn
BACKGROUND: Though computed tomography (CT) and 3 dimensional (3D) reconstruction of the spine and ribcage are powerful techniques for detailed monitoring of spinal growth and surgical planning of patients, drawbacks can arise. We explored the application of low-dose stereoradiography of the spine to calculate distinct morphologic parameters of the vertebral body in a juvenile patient population with early-onset scoliosis or congenital scoliosis. This study compares the 3D vertebral morphology measurements using low-dose stereoradiography with the currently accepted imaging modality for such measurements, CT scans...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662193/prescription-of-oral-short-acting-beta-2-agonist-for-asthma-in-non-resource-poor-settings-a-national-study-in-malaysia
#13
May Chien Chin, Sheamini Sivasampu, Ee Ming Khoo
OBJECTIVE: Use of oral short-acting beta 2-agonist (SABA) persists in non-resource poor countries despite concerns for its lower efficacy and safety. Utilisation and reasons for such use is needed to support the effort to discourage the use of oral SABA in asthma. This study examined the frequency of oral short-acting Beta 2-agonist (SABA) usage in the management of asthma in primary care and determined correlates of its usage. METHODS: Data used were from the 2014 National Medical Care Survey in Malaysia, a nationally representative survey of primary care encounters (weighted n = 325818)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659987/the-potential-role-of-naltrexone-in-borderline-personality-disorder
#14
Azadeh Moghaddas, Mehrnoush Dianatkhah, Saba Ghaffari, Padideh Ghaeli
Objective: Management of borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a difficult challenge due to the complex features of this disorder. This article reviews the use of naltrexone in the treatment of BPD. Method: Published articles and clinical trials were searched in Google Scholar, MedLine, ELSEVIER, and Cochrane database of systematic reviews abstracts in English language between 1990 and 2017. Results: Naltrexone (NTX), a nonspecific competitive opiate antagonist, has been noted to be helpful in controlling self-injurious behavior (SIB) and dissociative symptoms in patients with BPD...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659380/deubiquitylation-of-deubiquitylases
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REVIEW
Saba Haq, Suresh Ramakrishna
Deubiquitylating enzymes (DUBs) reverse the ubiquitylation of target proteins, thereby regulating diverse cellular functions. In contrast to the plethora of research being conducted on the ability of DUBs to counter the degradation of cellular proteins or auto-ubiquitylated E3 ligases, very little is known about the mechanisms of DUB regulation. In this review paper, we summarize a novel possible mechanism of DUB deubiquitylation by other DUBs. The available data suggest the need for further experiments to validate and characterize this notion of 'Dubbing DUBs'...
June 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657962/a-common-anti-cytomegalovirus-drug-ganciclovir-inhibits-hiv-1-replication-in-human-tissues-ex-vivo
#16
Christophe Vanpouille, Jean A Bernatchez, Andrea Lisco, Anush Arakelyan, Elisa Saba, Matthias Götte, Leonid Margolis
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common HIV-1 copathogen. Since CMV infection is an important contributor to immune activation, the driving force of HIV disease, an anti-CMV strategy might be beneficial to HIV-infected patients. Shin et al. (J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2014; 65:251-258) reported that anti-CMV therapy with valganciclovir in coinfected individuals results in a decrease of HIV viral load that is not accompanied by a decrease of immune activation. This suggests an alternative mechanism for HIV inhibition other than suppression of CMV-mediated inflammation...
July 17, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655815/geographic-variation-in-the-use-of-oral-anticoagulation-therapy-in-stroke-prevention-in-atrial-fibrillation
#17
Inmaculada Hernandez, Samir Saba, Yuting Zhang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Underuse of oral anticoagulation in stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation is common; however, it remains unknown how it varies geographically. The objective of this study was to evaluate geographic variation in oral anticoagulation use and in the initiation of new oral anticoagulants (NOACs). METHODS: Using 2013 to 2014 claims data from a 5% random sample of Medicare beneficiaries, we identified patients newly diagnosed with atrial fibrillation who initiated NOACs (n=8659), warfarin (n=11 771) or no oral anticoagulation therapy (n=18 226) in 2013 to 2014...
June 27, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653922/complexation-of-ibuprofen-with-water-soluble-p-sulfonatocalix-4-arene-a-potential-candidate-for-drug-delivery-applicatio
#18
Tahira S Khokhar, Shahabuddin Memon, Qadeer K Panhwar, Fakhar N Memon, Ayaz A Memon, Muhammad Qasim Samejo, Saba Muneer, Metin Tulu
Complexation of ibuprofen with water soluble p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene (3) was evaluated. Both molecules exhibit a host and guest type complexation. pH, complex stoichiometry and binding constant were determined by UV-Vis and FT-IR spectroscopy. The maximum complexation of 3 with ibuprofen occurs at pH 2. Stability constant values (9.897) show that there is favorable complex formed due to vital role of p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene, while the thermodynamic parameters, i.e. δG, ΔH and δS have been found as -24...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653575/evaluation-of-a-new-protocol-for-wheat-desensitization-in-patients-with-wheat-induced-anaphylaxis
#19
Mahsa Rekabi, Saba Arshi, Mohammad Hassan Bemanian, Vahab Rekabi, Abolfazl Rajabi, Morteza Fallahpour, Rasool Molatefi, Sima Shokri, Narges Eslami, Javad Ahmadian, Majid Khoshmirsafa, Farhad Seif, Seyed Alireza Mahdaviani, Nadieh Akbarpour, Mohammad Nabavi
AIM: New approaches such as oral immunotherapy (OIT) may be useful in IgE-mediated anaphylaxis to wheat. PATIENTS & METHODS: 12 patients underwent OIT protocol that comprised of two phases: the first with semolina flour and the second with spaghetti. Total and specific wheat IgE were assayed by ELISA before and after OIT and 18 months later. Skin prick tests were also performed. RESULTS: Patients successfully tolerated 50 g of wheat. The median baseline total IgE was decreased after up-dosing phase and decreased after follow-up (p < 0...
June 2017: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651929/nivolumab-versus-standard-single-agent-therapy-of-investigator-s-choice-in-recurrent-or-metastatic-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck-checkmate-141-health-related-quality-of-life-results-from-a-randomised-phase-3-trial
#20
Kevin J Harrington, Robert L Ferris, George Blumenschein, A Dimitrios Colevas, Jérôme Fayette, Lisa Licitra, Stefan Kasper, Caroline Even, Everett E Vokes, Francis Worden, Nabil F Saba, Naomi Kiyota, Robert Haddad, Makoto Tahara, Viktor Grünwald, James W Shaw, Manish Monga, Mark Lynch, Fiona Taylor, Michael DeRosa, Laura Morrissey, Kim Cocks, Maura L Gillison, Joël Guigay
BACKGROUND: Patients with platinum-refractory recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck have few treatment options and poor prognosis. Nivolumab significantly improved survival of this patient population when compared with standard single-agent therapy of investigator's choice in Checkmate 141; here we report the effect of nivolumab on patient-reported outcomes (PROs). METHODS: CheckMate 141 was a randomised, open-label, phase 3 trial in patients with recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck who progressed within 6 months after platinum-based chemotherapy...
June 23, 2017: Lancet Oncology
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