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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429835/levodopa-prevents-the-reinstatement-of-cocaine-self-administration-in-rats-via-potentiation-of-dopamine-release-in-the-medial-prefrontal-cortex
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Silvia Antinori, Liana Fattore, Pierluigi Saba, Walter Fratta, Gian Luigi Gessa, Paola Devoto
Dopamine agonists have been proposed as therapeutic tools for cocaine addiction. We have recently demonstrated that indirect dopamine agonists, including levodopa (L-DOPA), markedly increase cocaine-induced dopamine release in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) of rats leading to the suppression of cocaine-seeking behavior. This study was aimed to understand the behavioral and neurochemical effects of L-DOPA on cocaine-taking and cocaine-seeking in rats. After reaching a stable pattern of intravenous cocaine self-administration under a continuous fixed ratio (FR-1) schedule of reinforcement, male rats were treated with L-DOPA at different steps of the self-administration protocol...
April 21, 2017: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428977/19th-workshop-of-the-international-stroke-genetics-consortium-april-28-29-2016-boston-massachusetts-usa-2016-001-mri-defined-cerebrovascular-genomics-the-charge-consortium
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S Debette, Y Saba, D Vojinovic, X Jian, H Adams, G Chauhan, M Sargurupremraj, S Kaffashian, J Ding, J C Bis, P Nyquist, K Mather, C Van Duijn, L J Launer, M A Ikram, H Schmidt, W T Longstreth, M Fornage, S Seshadri
The CHARGE consortium is an investigator-initiated collaboration to facilitate meta-analyses of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and genomic analyses based on next generation sequencing (NGS), among multiple large and well-phenotyped population-based cohort studies around the world (http://www.chargeconsortium.com). Within the neuro-CHARGE working group, we are presenting an update of ongoing genomic studies on MRI-markers of cerebrovascular disease. Large population-based studies have shown that the burden of cerebrovascular disease extends far beyond that of clinical stroke...
March 2017: Neurology. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425259/analysis-of-fancc-gene-mutations-ivs4-4a-t-del322g-and-r548x-in-patients-with-fanconi-anemia-in-pakistan
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Iram Aftab, Saima Iram, Saba Khaliq, Muhammad Israr, Nadir Ali, Shah Jahan, Shabbir Hussain, Shagufta Khaliq, Shahida Mohsin
BACKGROUND/AIM: Fanconi anemia (FA) is an autosomal recessive disease determined by mutations in at least 16 genes, with distinct distributions in different populations. To the best of our knowledge, there are no reports regarding the molecular basis of the disease in FA patients in Pakistan. The current study aimed to determine the frequency of FANCC gene mutations, i.e. IVS4+4A>T, del322G, and R548X, in FA patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Genomic DNA was obtained from 36 FA patients...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421146/breastfeeding-after-gestational-diabetes-does-perceived-benefits-mediate-the-relationship
#4
Jordyn T Wallenborn, Robert A Perera, Saba W Masho
Introduction. Breastfeeding is recognized as one of the best ways to decrease infant mortality and morbidity. However, women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) may have breastfeeding barriers due to the increased risk of neonatal and pregnancy complications. While the prevalence of GDM is increasing worldwide, it is important to understand the full implications of GDM on breastfeeding outcomes. The current study aims to investigate the (1) direct effect of GDM on breastfeeding duration and (2) indirect effect of GDM on breastfeeding duration through perceived benefits of breastfeeding...
2017: Journal of Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420922/relationship-of-anthropometric-measures-with-bone-mineral-density-in-postmenopausal-non-osteoporotic-osteopenic-and-osteoporotic-women
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Sundus Tariq, Saba Tariq, Khalid Parvez Lone
Background and objectives: Body mass index (BMI) has been shown to be a more important predictor of bone mineral density (BMD). The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship of anthropometric measures including body mass index with bone mineral density in postmenopausal non-osteoporotic, osteopenic and osteoporotic women. METHODS: In this cross sectional study postmenopausal females between 50-70 years of age were recruited and divided into three groups: non-osteoporotic (n=52), osteopenic (n=69) and osteoporotic females (n=47)...
April 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419683/geographical-differences-in-survival-of-dogs-with-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-treated-with-a-chop-based-chemotherapy-protocol
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H Wilson-Robles, C M Budke, T Miller, N Dervisis, A Novosad, Z Wright, D H Thamm, K Vickery, K Burgess, M Childress, J Lori, C Saba, S Rau, M Silver, G Post, K Reeds, S Gillings, S Schleis, T Stein, B Brugmann, C DeRegis, O Smrkovski, J Lawrence, T Laver
BACKGROUND: In humans geographical differences in the incidence and presentation of various cancers have been reported. However, much of this information has not been collected in veterinary oncology. AIM: The purpose of this study was to determine if a geographic difference in progression free survival exists for dogs with lymphoma treated within the US. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of 775 cases of canine lymphoma from 3 US regions (west, south and north), treated with CHOP chemotherapy, were retrospectively evaluated...
April 17, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419277/prevention-of-tb-using-rifampicin-plus-isoniazid-reduces-nevirapine-concentrations-in-hiv-exposed-infants
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Helen McIlleron, Paolo Denti, Silvia Cohn, Fildah Mashabela, Jennifer D Hoffmann, Saba Shembe, Regina Msandiwa, Lubbe Wiesner, Sithembiso Velaphi, Sanjay G Lala, Richard E Chaisson, Neil Martinson, Kelly E Dooley
Background: Newborns of HIV-infected mothers are given daily doses of nevirapine to prevent HIV-1 acquisition. Infants born to mothers with TB should also receive TB preventive therapy. TB preventive regimens include isoniazid for 6 months or rifampicin plus isoniazid for 3 months (RH preventive therapy). The effect of concomitant RH preventive therapy on nevirapine concentrations in infants is unknown. Patients and methods: Tshepiso was a prospective case-control cohort study of pregnant HIV-infected women with and without TB whose newborn infants received standard doses of nevirapine for HIV prophylaxis...
April 16, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417624/cow-s-milk-desensitization-in-anaphylactic-patients-a-new-personalized-dose-method
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Delara Babaie, Mohammad Nabavi, Saba Arshi, Mehrnaz Mesdaghi, Zahra Chavoshzadeh, Mohammad Hasan Bemanian, Mitra Tafakori, Mehrdad Amirmoini, Hosein Esmailzadeh, Rasoul Molatefi, Mahsa Rekabi, Nadieh Akbarpour, Farimah Masoumi, Morteza Fallahpour
Cow's milk allergy (CMA) is the most frequent food allergy in children and oral immunotherapy (OIT) is a promising approach for treatment of patients. The most challenging cases are anaphylactic with coexisting asthma and proposing safe protocols is crucial especially in high risk groups. Considering that CMA varies among patients, an individualized OIT protocol would be beneficial to achieve a safer and more efficient method of desensitization. 18 children more than 3 years of age with IgE-mediated CMA were enrolled...
February 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414410/preparing-family-physicians-to-care-for-underserved-populations-a-historical-perspective
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Denise V Rodgers, Andrea L Wendling, George W Saba, Megan Ruth Mahoney, Joedrecka S Brown Speights
Family physicians have been involved in the care of rural and urban underserved populations since the founding of the specialty. In the early 1970s family medicine training programs specifically focused on training residents to work with the underserved were established in both urban and rural settings. Key to the success of these programs has been a specific focus on improving access to care, understanding and eliminating health disparities, cultural competency and behavioral science training that recognizes the challenges often faced by patients and families living in poor rural and urban areas of the country...
April 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414370/semi-automated-localization-of-dermal-epidermal-junction-in-optical-coherence-tomography-images-of-skin
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Adeleh Taghavikhalilbad, Saba Adabi, Anne Clayton, Hadi Soltanizadeh, Darius Mehregan, Mohammad R N Avanaki
Identifying the location of the dermal epidermal junction (DEJ) in skin images is essential in several clinical applications of dermatology such as epidermal thickness determination in healthy versus unhealthy skins, such as basal cell carcinoma. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) facilitates the visual detection of DEJ in vivo. However, due to the granular texture of speckle and a low contrast between dermis and epidermis, a skin border detection method is required for DEJ localization. Current DEJ algorithms work well for skins with a visible differentiable epidermal layer but not for the skins of different body sites...
April 10, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413319/black-ginseng-enriched-chong-myung-tang-extracts-improve-spatial-learning-behavior-in-rats-and-elicit-anti-inflammatory-effects-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Evelyn Saba, Da-Hye Jeong, Seong-Soo Roh, Seung-Hyung Kim, Sung-Dae Kim, Hyun-Kyoung Kim, Man-Hee Rhee
BACKGROUND: Chong-Myung-Tang (CMT) extract is widely used in Korea as a traditional herbal tonic for increasing memory capacity in high-school students and also for numerous body ailments since centuries. The use of CMT to improve the learning capacity has been attributed to various plant constituents, especially black ginseng, in it. Therefore, in this study, we have first investigated whether black ginseng-enriched CMT extracts affected spatial learning using the Morris water maze (MWM) test...
April 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412612/impairment-in-social-functioning-differentiates-youth-meeting-ultra-high-risk-for-psychosis-criteria-from-other-mental-health-help-seekers-a-validation-of-the-italian-version-of-the-global-functioning-social-and-global-functioning-role-scales
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Nella Lo Cascio, Martina Curto, Patrizio Pasqualetti, Juliana Fortes Lindau, Nicoletta Girardi, Riccardo Saba, Martina Brandizzi, Elena Monducci, Alice Masillo, Giada Colafrancesco, Andrea Solfanelli, Franco De Crescenzo, Georgios D Kotzalidis, Claudia Dario, Mauro Ferrara, Stefano Vicari, Paolo Girardi, Andrea M Auther, Barbara A Cornblatt, Christoph U Correll, Paolo Fiori Nastro
Social and occupational impairments are present in the schizophrenia prodrome, and poor social functioning predicts transition to psychosis in Ultra-High Risk (UHR) individuals. We aimed to: 1) validate the Italian version of the Global Functioning: Social (GF: S) and Global Functioning: Role (GF: S) scales; 2) evaluate their association with UHR criteria. Participants were 12-21-years-old (age, mean=15.2, standard deviation=2.1, male/female ratio=117/120) nonpsychotic help-seekers, meeting (N=39) or not (N=198) UHR criteria...
April 6, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408323/apolipoprotein-a-isoform-size-lipoprotein-a-concentration-and-coronary-artery-disease-a-mendelian-randomisation-analysis
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Danish Saleheen, Philip C Haycock, Wei Zhao, Asif Rasheed, Adam Taleb, Atif Imran, Shahid Abbas, Faisal Majeed, Saba Akhtar, Nadeem Qamar, Khan Shah Zaman, Zia Yaqoob, Tahir Saghir, Syed Nadeem Hasan Rizvi, Anis Memon, Nadeem Hayyat Mallick, Mohammad Ishaq, Syed Zahed Rasheed, Fazal-Ur-Rehman Memon, Khalid Mahmood, Naveeduddin Ahmed, Philippe Frossard, Sotirios Tsimikas, Joseph L Witztum, Santica Marcovina, Manjinder Sandhu, Daniel J Rader, John Danesh
BACKGROUND: The lipoprotein(a) pathway is a causal factor in coronary heart disease. We used a genetic approach to distinguish the relevance of two distinct components of this pathway, apolipoprotein(a) isoform size and circulating lipoprotein(a) concentration, to coronary heart disease. METHODS: In this mendelian randomisation study, we measured lipoprotein(a) concentration and determined apolipoprotein(a) isoform size with a genetic method (kringle IV type 2 [KIV2] repeats in the LPA gene) and a serum-based electrophoretic assay in patients and controls (frequency matched for age and sex) from the Pakistan Risk of Myocardial Infarction Study (PROMIS)...
April 10, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406212/human-knockouts-and-phenotypic-analysis-in-a-cohort-with-a-high-rate-of-consanguinity
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Danish Saleheen, Pradeep Natarajan, Irina M Armean, Wei Zhao, Asif Rasheed, Sumeet A Khetarpal, Hong-Hee Won, Konrad J Karczewski, Anne H O'Donnell-Luria, Kaitlin E Samocha, Benjamin Weisburd, Namrata Gupta, Mozzam Zaidi, Maria Samuel, Atif Imran, Shahid Abbas, Faisal Majeed, Madiha Ishaq, Saba Akhtar, Kevin Trindade, Megan Mucksavage, Nadeem Qamar, Khan Shah Zaman, Zia Yaqoob, Tahir Saghir, Syed Nadeem Hasan Rizvi, Anis Memon, Nadeem Hayyat Mallick, Mohammad Ishaq, Syed Zahed Rasheed, Fazal-Ur-Rehman Memon, Khalid Mahmood, Naveeduddin Ahmed, Ron Do, Ronald M Krauss, Daniel G MacArthur, Stacey Gabriel, Eric S Lander, Mark J Daly, Philippe Frossard, John Danesh, Daniel J Rader, Sekar Kathiresan
A major goal of biomedicine is to understand the function of every gene in the human genome. Loss-of-function mutations can disrupt both copies of a given gene in humans and phenotypic analysis of such 'human knockouts' can provide insight into gene function. Consanguineous unions are more likely to result in offspring carrying homozygous loss-of-function mutations. In Pakistan, consanguinity rates are notably high. Here we sequence the protein-coding regions of 10,503 adult participants in the Pakistan Risk of Myocardial Infarction Study (PROMIS), designed to understand the determinants of cardiometabolic diseases in individuals from South Asia...
April 12, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403268/quality-of-life-in-a-vitiligo-support-group
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Saba Zabetian, Gordon Jacobson, Henry W Lim, Melody J Eide, Richard H Huggins
<p>BACKGROUND: No study has examined the impact of vitiligo support group membership on vitiligo patient quality of life (QoL).</p> <p>OBJECTIVE: We sought to examine the QoL impact of vitiligo support groups by comparing QoL and associated patient characteristics between vitiligo patients who are and are not members of a vitiligo support group.</p> <p>METHODS: Members of a Henry Ford Hospital-sponsored, Southeast Michigan Vitiligo Support Group were compared to non-member vitiligo patients recruited from a previous study cohort...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402310/treatment-of-urea-manufacturing-facility-effluent-by-hopea-odorata-and-khaya-ivorensis
#16
Sara Yavari, Amirhossein Malakahmad, Nasiman B Sapari, Saba Yavari
Phytoremediation is an environmentally friendly and sustainable alternative for treatment of nitrogen-enriched wastewaters. In this study, Ta-khian (Hopea odorata) and Lagos mahogany (Khaya ivorensis), two tropical timber plants, were investigated for their performances in treatment of urea manufacturing factory effluent with high nitrogen (N) content. Plant seedlings received four concentrations of N (190, 240, 290 and 340 mg/L N) in laboratory-scale constructed wetlands every 4 days for a duration of 8 weeks...
April 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402136/survey-of-discomfort-glare-from-the-headlamps-of-cars-widely-used-in-iran
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Ahmad Mehri, Somayeh Farhang Dehghan, Roohalah Hajizadeh, Seyed Abolfazl Zakerian, Hamzeh Mohammadi, Milad Abbasi
OBJECTIVE: In two-lane roads, a discomfort glare can cause annoyance, discomfort and inconvenience, stress and fatigue to drivers on the front line. This can cause accidents. The aim of this study is to evaluate the discomfort glare from the headlamps of cars widely used in Iran. METHODS: The discomfort glare of new vehicles including Pride Saba model GTX, Pride Model 131SL, Samand Soren, Peugeot 405, Megan, and Peugeot Pars was examined at distances of 5 to 100 metres and in background luminance of 50 cd/m(2) (late twilight / early dawn lighting) and 1 cd/m(2) (night time) by Schmidt-Clausen and Bindels model and de Boer subjective scale...
April 12, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401860/lead-related-complications-in-quadripolar-versus-bipolar-left-ventricular-leads
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Shasank Rijal, Jonathan Wolfe, Rohit Rattan, Asad Durrani, Andrew D Althouse, Oscar C Marroquin, Sandeep Jain, Suresh Mulukutla, Samir Saba
BACKGROUND: Quadripolar left ventricular (LV) leads are capable of pacing from four different electrodes which allows for easier and more stable intra-operative lead positioning with optimal pacing parameters. We therefore investigated the rate of combined intra-operative and post-operative LV lead related events in quadripolar vs. bipolar LV lead cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) recipients in the real world setting. METHODS: We retrospectively collected data for N = 1441 patients at our institution implanted with quadripolar (n = 292) or bipolar (n = 1149) LV leads from 2012 to 2014 and followed them to the primary end-point of composite lead outcome defined as intra-operative lead implant failure or post-operative lead dislodgement or deactivations...
January 2017: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398481/mertk-rs4374383-variant-predicts-incident-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-diabetes-role-of-mononuclear-cell-activation-and-adipokine-response-to-dietary-fat
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Giovanni Musso, Maurizio Cassader, Franco De Michieli, Elena Paschetta, Silvia Pinach, Francesca Saba, Daria Bongiovanni, Luciana Framarin, Mara Berrutti, Nicola Leone, Stefania Corvisieri, Renato Parente, Federica Molinaro, Antonio Sircana, Simona Bo, Roberto Gambino
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April 7, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394658/knowledge-of-breastfeeding-recommendations-and-breastfeeding-duration-a-survival-analysis-on-infant-feeding-practices-ii
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Jordyn T Wallenborn, Timothy Ihongbe, Sylvia Rozario, Saba W Masho
BACKGROUND: According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life followed by breastfeeding with complementary food for up to 2 years of age or beyond. Knowledge of breastfeeding recommendations may greatly influence breastfeeding practices; however, the association between a woman's knowledge of exclusive breastfeeding recommendations and breastfeeding duration is not well explored. This study aims to examine the relationship between knowledge of exclusive breastfeeding recommendations before birth and breastfeeding duration...
April 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
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