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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528563/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-associated-with-increased-risk-of-bipolar-disorder
#1
Vincent Yi-Fong Su, Li-Yu Hu, Chiu-Mei Yeh, Huey-Ling Chiang, Cheng-Che Shen, Kun-Ta Chou, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Ti Lu, Cheng-Hwai Tzeng, Chia-Jen Liu
Epidemiological studies have identified a trend in the development of depressive and anxiety disorders following a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, the relationship between COPD and subsequent bipolar disorder remains unclear. From January 1, 2000, we identified adult patients with COPD from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. A nationwide population-based study was conducted; 46,778 COPD patients and 46,778 age-, sex-, and comorbidity-matched subjects between 2000 and 2011 were enrolled...
May 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528472/early-prediction-of-hypocalcemia-following-thyroid-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-clinical-trial
#2
Alessandra Saba, Mauro Podda, Antonio Messina Campanella, Adolfo Pisanu
PURPOSE: The aim of this randomized-controlled trial was to validate the results of a previous prospective single-cohort observational study conducted in the same surgical unit regarding the use of concomitant intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) and serum calcium measurement in predicting hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy. METHODS: From January 2014 to January 2015, 150 patients underwent total thyroidectomy in our department and were randomized into two groups...
May 20, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527587/relationship-between-carotid-computed-tomography-dual-energy-and-brain-leukoaraiosis
#3
Luca Saba, Roberto Sanfilippo, Antonella Balestrieri, Fulvio Zaccagna, Giovanni Maria Argiolas, Jasjit S Suri, Roberto Montisci
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess if there is a correlation between the carotid computed tomography (CT) Hounsfield unit (HU)-based plaque attenuation values measured using dual-energy CT (DECT) scanner and brain leukoaraiosis (LA). METHODS: Fifty consecutive patients (34 males, 16 females; mean age, 69 years; age range, 46-84 years) who underwent carotid CT and brain magnetic resonance imaging were included in the study. CT examinations were performed with a DECT scanner, and LA lesion volume quantification was performed using a semiautomated segmentation technique...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527512/protective-effect-of-capsaicin-against-methyl-methanesulphonate-induced-toxicity-in-the-third-instar-larvae-of-transgenic-drosophila-melanogaster-hsp70-lacz-bg-9
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Saba Khanam, Ambreen Fatima, Rahul Smita Jyoti, Fahad Ali, Falaq Naz, Barkha Shakya, Yasir Hasan Siddique
Capsaicin (trans-8-methyl-N-vanillyl-6-nonenamide) is the main component in hot peppers, including red chili peppers, jalapenos, and habanero, belonging to the genus Capsicum. Capsaicin is a potent antioxidant that interferes with free radical activities. In the present study, the possible protective effect of capsaicin was studied against methyl methanesulphonate (MMS) induced toxicity in third instar larvae of transgenic Drosophila melanogaster (hsp70-lacZ)Bg(9). The third instar was allowed to feed on the diet having different doses of capsaicin and MMS separately and in combination...
April 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526150/pharmacogenomics-in-pain-management
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REVIEW
Ramsey Saba, Alan D Kaye, Richard D Urman
There is interpatient variability to analgesic administration. Much can be traced to pharmacogenomics variations between individuals. Certain ethnicities are more prone to reduced function of CYP2D6. Weak opioids are subject to interpatient variation based on their CYP2D6 type. Strong opioids have variations based on their transport and individual metabolism. Several cytochrome enzymes have been found to be involved with ketamine but there is no strong evidence of individual polymorphisms manifesting in clinical outcomes...
June 2017: Anesthesiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526149/pharmacogenomics-in-anesthesia
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REVIEW
Ramsey Saba, Alan D Kaye, Richard D Urman
A significant number of commonly administered medications in anesthesia show wide clinical interpatient variability. Some of these include neuromuscular blockers, opioids, local anesthetics, and inhalation anesthetics. Individual genetic makeup may account for and predict cardiovascular outcomes after cardiac surgery. These interactions can manifest at any point in the perioperative period and may also only affect a specific system. A better understanding of pharmacogenomics will allow for more individually tailored anesthetics and may ultimately lead to better outcomes, decreased hospital stays, and improved patient satisfaction...
June 2017: Anesthesiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523047/alpha-thalassemia-deletions-found-in-suspected-cases-of-beta-thalassemia-major-in-pakistani-population
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Saba Shahid, Muhammad Nadeem, Danish Zahid, Jawad Hassan, Saqib Ansari, Tahir Shamsi
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE: Alpha (α) thalassemia is a hereditary disorder and is caused by deletions or mutations in globin genes. It is present in two clinically significant forms: hemoglobin Bart hydrops fetalis (Hb Bart) syndrome and hemoglobin H (HbH) disease. It is highly prevalent in South-East Asia or Mediterranean countries. The most common deletion reported in alpha thalassemia in Pakistani population was -α(3.7) with a frequency of 8.3%, and the rare forms were -α(4.2) (0.2%) and ααα(anti3...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523045/frequency-of-nutritional-anemia-among-female-medical-students-of-faisalabad
#8
Shireen Jawed, Sundus Tariq, Saba Tariq, Anwar Kamal
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Anemia is a common health problem worldwide. This problem is most commonly faced by 18 to 25 years of females. Medical students especially female hostelites poses high risk of anemia because of their poor eating habits, breakfast skipping, long schedule in college, burden of medical studies, clinical postings, and extra-curricular activities. Therefore the current study was designed to determine the hemoglobin status in young female medical students. We also elucidate its association with BMI...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523037/frequency-of-dyslipidemia-in-patients-with-lupus-nephritis
#9
Saba Sajjad, Sumaira Farman, Muhammad Ahmed Saeed, Nighat Mir Ahmad, Bilal Azeem Butt
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of dyslipidemia in patients with lupus nephritis and its association with the degree of proteinuria. METHODS: This cross-sectional analytic study included 65 patients who fulfilled the ACR (American College of Rheumatology) criteria for SLE and had renal involvement, presenting to the Division of Rheumatology, Fatima Memorial Hospital (FMH), and Lahore from 21(st) Sep 2016 to 20(th) Dec 2016. After 12 hours overnight fast their blood samples were assessed for total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG), high density lipoprotein (HDL) and low density lipoprotein (LDL)...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521611/sgpl1-sphingosine-phosphate-lyase-1-modulates-neuronal-autophagy-via-phosphatidylethanolamine-production
#10
Daniel N Mitroi, Indulekha Karunakaran, Markus Gräler, Julie D Saba, Dan Ehninger, María Dolores Ledesma, Gerhild van Echten-Deckert
Macroautophagy/autophagy defects have been identified as critical factors underlying the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases. The roles of the bioactive signaling lipid sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) and its catabolic enzyme SGPL1/SPL (sphingosine phosphate lyase 1) in autophagy are increasingly recognized. Here we provide in vitro and in vivo evidence for a previously unidentified route through which SGPL1 modulates autophagy in neurons. SGPL1 cleaves S1P into ethanolamine phosphate, which is directed toward the synthesis of phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) that anchors LC3-I to phagophore membranes in the form of LC3-II...
May 4, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515934/zolpidem-prescribing-practices-before-and-after-food-and-drug-administration-required-product-labeling-changes
#11
Jessica L Norman, Danielle R Fixen, Joseph J Saseen, Laura M Saba, Sunny A Linnebur
BACKGROUND: Women have higher morning serum zolpidem concentrations than men after taking an evening dose, potentially leading to increased risk of harm. On 19 April 2013, the United States Food and Drug Administration required labeling changes for zolpidem, recommending an initial dose of no greater than 5 mg (immediate release) or 6.25 mg (controlled release) per night in women. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study was to compare prescribing practices before and after the 2013 zolpidem labeling change...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507833/does-hemodynamic-guided-heart-failure-management-reduce-hospitalization-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Abdul M Minhas, Saba Ahmed, Muhammad S Khan, Kaneez Fatima, Muhammad N Anwar, Jonathan Constantin
Heart failure (HF) is a pressing health concern as the expense of hospitalization financially burdens the health care system. Hemodynamic monitoring has the potential to detect increases in intracardiac filling pressures weeks before clinical deterioration; hence, preliminary findings of volume overload with the use of these devices may prevent the progression of disease and lead to a reduction in HF-associated hospitalizations. We extensively searched PubMed, Ovid SP, Embase, and Cochrane databases to identify all the possible studies that assess the effect of hemodynamic monitoring on hospitalizations in HF patients...
April 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507378/case-series-of-rare-interstitial-lung-disease-ild
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Naveed Haroon Rashid, Saba Farooq, Mohammad Ahmed, Ali Bin Sarwar Zubairi
Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare lung disease where periodic acid Schiff (PAS)-positive eosinophilic material accumulates in the alveoli of the lungs. Here we describe two cases of young males who presented with dynpnoea and weight loss. The HRCT scan of the chest in both cases showed the typical "crazy-paving" pattern and lung biopsies confirmed the diagnosis of PAP. They showed remarkable symptomatic improvement with therapeutic whole lung lavage.
May 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503281/effect-of-septimeb-tm-as-a-new-natural-extract-on-severe-sepsis-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Alieh Pourdast, Maryam Sanaei, Sirous Jafari, Mostafa Mohammadi, Hossein Khalili, Gita Shafiee, Zeinab Ahadi, Mahsa Rostami, Saba Alizad, Ramin Heshmat, Minoo Mohraz
BACKGROUND: Septimeb as a herbal medicine has regulatory effects on inflammation. This study set to evaluate the effects of Septimeb among patients with sepsis on inflammatory biomarkers and survival rate. METHODS: In this randomized clinical trial, 51 patients with sepsis from the ICU and medical ward of Imam Khomeini Hospital were divided into two groups: Septimeb (n=25) and control group (n=26). In the control group, the patients received a standard treatment only for 7 days, while Septimeb group received Septimeb (6cc vial with 500cc serum glucose infusion 5% daily for one to two hours) plus standard treatment of sepsis for 7 days...
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502093/the-tlr4-trif-pathway-can-protect-against-the-development-of-experimental-allergic-asthma
#15
Karim H Shalaby, Saba Al-Heialy, Kimitake Tsuchiya, Soroor Farahnak, Toby K McGovern, Paul-Andre Risse, Woong-Kyung Suh, Salman T Qureshi, James G Martin
The Toll-like Receptor (TLR) adaptor proteins Myeloid Differentiating Factor 88 (MyD88) and Toll, interleukin-1 Receptor and Resistance protein (TIR) domain-containing adaptor inducing interferon-β (TRIF) comprise the two principal limbs of the TLR signaling network. We studied the role of these adaptors in the TLR4-dependent inhibition of allergic airway disease and induction of CD4+ICOS+ T cells by nasal application of Protollin(™) , a mucosal adjuvant composed of TLR2 and 4 agonists. Wild-type (wt), Trif -/- or Myd88 -/- mice were sensitized to birch pollen extract (BPEx), then received intranasal Protollin followed by consecutive BPEx challenges...
May 14, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501967/plaque-tissue-morphology-based-stroke-risk-stratification-using-carotid-ultrasound-a-polling-based-pca-learning-paradigm
#16
Luca Saba, Pankaj K Jain, Harman S Suri, Nobutaka Ikeda, Tadashi Araki, Bikesh K Singh, Andrew Nicolaides, Shoaib Shafique, Ajay Gupta, John R Laird, Jasjit S Suri
Severe atherosclerosis disease in carotid arteries causes stenosis which in turn leads to stroke. Machine learning systems have been previously developed for plaque wall risk assessment using morphology-based characterization. The fundamental assumption in such systems is the extraction of the grayscale features of the plaque region. Even though these systems have the ability to perform risk stratification, they lack the ability to achieve higher performance due their inability to select and retain dominant features...
June 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497865/predictors-and-implications-of-early-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-improvement-in-new-onset-idiopathic-nonischemic-cardiomyopathy-with-narrow-qrs-complex-a-neolith-substudy
#17
Norman C Wang, Evan C Adelstein, Sandeep K Jain, Stuart G Mendenhall, Alaa A Shalaby, Andrew H Voigt, Samir Saba
BACKGROUND: Predictors and implications of early left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) improvement with guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT) in new-onset idiopathic nonischemic cardiomyopathy (NICM) with narrow QRS complex are not well described. The objectives were to describe predictors of LVEF improvement after 3 months on GDMT and adverse cardiac events based on post-GDMT LVEF status (≤35% vs. >35%). METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed in subjects with new-onset NICM, LVEF ≤35%, and narrow QRS complex...
May 12, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495556/synthesis-crystal-structure-determination-biological-screening-and-docking-studies-of-n-1-substituted-derivatives-of-2-3-dihydroquinazolin-4-1h-one-as-inhibitors-of-cholinesterases
#18
Nargis Sultana, Muhammad Sarfraz, Saba Tahir Tanoli, Muhammad Safwan Akram, Abdul Sadiq, Umer Rashid, Muhammad Ilyas Tariq
Pursuing the strategy of developing potent AChE inhibitors, we attempted to carry out the N(1)-substitution of 2,3-dihydroquinazolin-4(1H)-one core. A set of 32 N-alkylated/benzylated quinazoline derivatives were synthesized, characterized and evaluated for their inhibition against cholinesterases. N-alkylation of the series of the compounds reported previously (N-unsubstituted) resulted in improved activity. All the compounds showed inhibition of both enzymes in the micromolar to submicromolar range. Structure activity relationship (SAR) of the 32 derivatives showed that N-benzylated compounds possess good activity than N-alkylated compounds...
April 17, 2017: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495534/hybrid-treatment-of-the-aberrant-right-subclavian-artery-arteria-lusoria-feasibility-study-on-180-angio-cts
#19
Nicla Settembre, Charbel Saba, Zakariyae Bouziane, Fanette Jeannon, Damien Mandry, Serguei Malikov
OBJECTIVES: The aberrant right subclavian artery or arteria lusoria (AL) is the most frequent anatomical variation of the supra-aortic trunks (SAT). Treatment is only warranted in presence of an aneurysm because of the risk of rupture or in symptomatic cases with signs of compression of the esophagus or the trachea, with embolisms causing right upper limb ischemia of vertebrobasilar cerebrovascular accidents (CVA). The conventional surgical treatment of AL is the closure of the origin of AL and the revascularization of the artery right subclavian through a left thoracotomy...
May 8, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495451/comparison-of-image-quality-and-diagnostic-performance-of-cone-beam-ct-during-drug-eluting-embolic-transarterial-chemoembolization-and-multidetector-ct-in-the-detection-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#20
Pierleone Lucatelli, Renato Argirò, Stefano Ginanni Corradini, Luca Saba, Carlo Cirelli, Fabrizio Fanelli, Carmelo Ricci, Giovanni Battista Levi Sandri, Carlo Catalano, Mario Bezzi
PURPOSE: To compare image quality and diagnostic performance of cone-beam computed tomography (CT) and multidetector CT in the detection of hypervascular hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with cirrhosis undergoing transarterial chemoembolization with drug-eluting embolic agents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-five consecutive patients referred for chemoembolization of hypervascular HCC were prospectively enrolled. Imaging included preprocedural multidetector CT within 1 month before planned treatment, intraprocedural cone-beam CT, and 1-month follow-up multidetector CT...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
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