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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722295/prevalence-correlates-and-impact-of-coronary-calcification-on-adverse-events-following-pci-with-newer-generation-des-findings-from-a-large-multiethnic-registry
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Robert S Copeland-Halperin, Usman Baber, Melissa Aquino, Anitha Rajamanickam, Swathi Roy, Choudhury Hasan, Nitin Barman, Jason C Kovacic, Pedro Moreno, Prakash Krishnan, Joseph M Sweeny, Roxana Mehran, George Dangas, Annapoorna S Kini, Samin K Sharma
OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine the prevalence, predictors, and clinical impact of target lesion calcification in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with newer generation drug-eluting stents (DES) and devices. BACKGROUND: Coronary calcification is independently associated with adverse outcomes following PCI. While newer DES and contemporary devices are considered safer and more efficacious, their influence on outcomes following PCI of heavily calcified lesions is unknown...
July 19, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719451/pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-with-high-radiotracer-uptake-in-68ga-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-pet-ct
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Samine Sahbai, Petra Rieping, Christina Pfannenberg, Christian la Fougère, Matthias Reimold
Prostate-specific membrane antigen imaging with PET/CT is increasingly used in prostate cancer and was shown to have a high diagnostic performance. We report a clinical case of a 67-year-old man with previous history of operated prostate cancer and increasing prostate-specific antigen blood level. Ga-HBED-CC prostate-specific membrane antigen PET/CT imaging was indicated for the assessment of local recurrence and lymph node metastases of prostate cancer. In addition, a soft tissue mass in the body of the pancreas with high radiotracer uptake was detected...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704297/surgical-treatment-of-displaced-pediatric-lateral-condyle-fractures-of-the-humerus-by-the-posterior-approach
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William K Conaway, William L Hennrikus, Samine Ravanbakhsh, Zachary Winthrop, John Mahajan
The surgical approach for open reduction and internal fixation of lateral condyle fractures in children is controversial. Some authors recommend the lateral approach to the elbow over the posterior approach because of theoretical concern for injury to the vascular supply of the distal humerus and potential avascular necrosis (AVN). The purpose of this retrospective case series study is to report the outcomes of open reduction and internal fixation of displaced lateral condyle fractures of the humerus by the posterior approach...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695354/mobile-health-clinic-for-the-medical-management-of-clinical-sequelae-experienced-by-survivors-of-the-2013-2016-ebola-virus-disease-outbreak-in-sierra-leone-west-africa
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R E Guetiya Wadoum, A Samin, N G Mafopa, M Giovanetti, G Russo, P Turay, J Turay, M Kargbo, M T Kanu, B Kargbo, J Akpablie, C J Cain, P Pasin, V Batwala, M S Sobze, M Potestà, A Minutolo, V Colizzi, C Montesano
An Ebola survivor Mobile Health Clinic (MHC) was established to implement lasting changes in communities it operates by providing effective and efficient mobile healthcare. After months of development, the MHC solution was operationalised in February 2015, aiming to provide integrated primary healthcare services to address the medical and psychosocial needs of Ebola virus (EBOV) survivors living in areas with low medical coverage. A total of 910 medical consultations for 246 EBOV survivors were performed between 7 February 2015 and 10 June 2016...
July 10, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675134/overview-of-the-infant-and-young-child-feeding-policy-environment-in-pakistan-federal-sindh-and-punjab-context
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Hana Mahmood, Yasmeen Suleman, Tabish Hazir, Durre Samin Akram, Shahadat Uddin, Michael J Dibley, Saleem Abassi, Amara Shakeel, Narjis Kazmi, Anne Marie Thow
BACKGROUND: Appropriate infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices have been identified as important for appropriate child growth and development. (Ministry of Planning and Development, Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (2012)) Children in Pakistan still experience high rates of malnutrition, indicating a likely need for stronger IYCF policy. The purpose of this study was to identify major stakeholders who shape the IYCF policy environment and analyze which policies protect, promote and support IYCF practices, either directly or indirectly...
June 13, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656738/mid-term-outcomes-of-consecutive-998-cases-of-coronary-atherectomy-in-contemporary-clinical-practice
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Nishtha Sareen, Usman Baber, Melissa Aquino, Sonny Sayseng, Joseph Sweeny, Nitin Barman, Vishal Kapur, Annapoorna Kini, Samin K Sharma
OBJECTIVES: To compare clinical and safety endpoints with use of rotational (RA) and orbital (OA) atherectomy in a large patient population with moderate to severely calcified lesions undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND: Coronary artery calcification (CAC) has been recognized as a risk factor for adverse outcomes with coronary artery disease (CAD). Though atheroablative techniques, RA and OA have been used extensively, comparison of their clinical and safety endpoints is lacking...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649067/pharmacognostic-and-phytochemical-studies-of-zanthoxylum-armatum-dc
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- Barkatullah, Muhammad Ibrar, Naveed Muhammad, Ajmal Khan, Shahid Ali Khan, Salman Zafar, Samin Jan, Nadia Riaz, Zain Ullah, Umar Farooq, Javid Hussain
The pharmacognostic and phytochemical investigations on the leaf, stem bark, and fruit of Zanthoxylum armatum were carried out. Macroscopic study of leaf, stem bark, and fruit of Z. armatum revealed some of the characteristic features like size, shape, color, odor and taste of the crude drug. Distinguishing fragments were identified from the powder drug. Leaf, bark, and fruit powder of this plant have higher values of total, acid insoluble, and water soluble ash as compared to the powder of this plant exhausted with ethanol and n- hexane...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648438/recent-trends-in-epidemiology-of-dyslipidemias-in-india
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REVIEW
Rajeev Gupta, Ravinder S Rao, Anoop Misra, Samin K Sharma
Dyslipidemia is the most important atherosclerotic risk factor. Review of population based studies in India shows increasing mean total cholesterol levels. Recent studies have reported that high cholesterol is present in 25-30% of urban and 15-20% rural subjects. This prevalence is lower than high-income countries. The most common dyslipidemia in India are borderline high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol and high triglycerides. Studies have reported that over a 20-year period total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels have increased among urban populations...
May 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631422/dispersive-micro-solid-phase-extraction-using-carbon-based-adsorbents-for-sensitive-determination-of-verapamil-in-plasma-samples-coupled-with-ce
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Abolghasem Jouyban, Samin Hamidi
A dispersive micro solid phase extraction procedure coupled with CE-UV detection was developed for determination of verapamil in plasma samples. Graphene oxide/polydopamin was synthesized by a one-step polymerization method, and graphene oxide/Fe3 O4 nanocomposite was prepared by co-precipitation method. Moreover, they were fully characterized. The use of hazardous and water-immiscible solvents was scaled down, and only 500 μL of acetone was required as the desorption solvent. The detector response-concentration plots were linear in the range of 5-500 ng/mL, and the proposed method was validated according to guidelines...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537607/colloid-oil-water-interface-interactions-in-the-presence-of-multiple-salts-charge-regulation-and-dynamics
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J C Everts, S Samin, N A Elbers, J E S van der Hoeven, A van Blaaderen, R van Roij
We theoretically and experimentally investigate colloid-oil-water-interface interactions of charged, sterically stabilized, poly(methyl-methacrylate) colloidal particles dispersed in a low-polar oil (dielectric constant ε = 5-10) that is in contact with an adjacent water phase. In this model system, the colloidal particles cannot penetrate the oil-water interface due to repulsive van der Waals forces with the interface whereas the multiple salts that are dissolved in the oil are free to partition into the water phase...
June 7, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528289/platelet-hyperactivation-apoptosis-and-hypercoagulability-in-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Samin Rezania, Michael A Puskarich, Daniela N Petrusca, Evandro M Neto-Neves, Matthew T Rondina, Jeffrey A Kline
Changes in systemic redox balance can alter platelet activation and aggregation. Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a systematic inflammatory disease associated with mechanical shear stress, increased thrombin, catecholamines, serotonin and hemolysis, which cumulatively can hyperactivate platelets and accelerate their turnover. We tested the hypothesis that platelets from patients with moderately severe PE will show hyperstimulation and a pre-apoptotic phenotype associated with microparticles (MPs) in plasma...
July 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512668/prevalence-of-cancer-in-adult-patients-with-atopic-dermatitis-a-nationwide-study
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Samine Ruff, Alexander Egeberg, Yuki M F Andersen, Gunnar Gislason, Lone Skov, Jacob P Thyssen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 17, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492663/a-versatile-microfluidic-device-for-high-throughput-production-of-microparticles-and-cell-microencapsulation
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Samin Akbari, Tohid Pirbodaghi, Roger D Kamm, Paula T Hammond
Biocompatible microparticles are valuable tools in biomedical research for applications such as drug delivery, cell transplantation therapy, and analytical assays. However, their translation into clinical research and the pharmaceutical industry has been slow due to the lack of techniques that can produce microparticles with controlled physicochemical properties at high throughput. We introduce a robust microfluidic platform for the production of relatively homogeneous microdroplets at a generation frequency of up to 3...
June 13, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475980/comprehensive-comparison-of-two-protein-family-of-p-atpases-13a1-and-13a3-in-insects
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Samin Seddigh
The P-type ATPases (P-ATPases) are present in all living cells where they mediate ion transport across membranes on the expense of ATP hydrolysis. Different ions which are transported by these pumps are protons like calcium, sodium, potassium, and heavy metals such as manganese, iron, copper, and zinc. Maintenance of the proper gradients for essential ions across cellular membranes makes P-ATPases crucial for cell survival. In this study, characterization of two families of P-ATPases including P-ATPase 13A1 and P-ATPase 13A3 protein was compared in two different insect species from different orders...
April 15, 2017: Computational Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473818/gibberellins-producing-endophytic-fungus-porostereum-spadiceum-agh786-rescues-growth-of-salt-affected-soybean
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Muhammad Hamayun, Anwar Hussain, Sumera A Khan, Ho-Youn Kim, Abdul L Khan, Muhammad Waqas, Muhammad Irshad, Amjad Iqbal, Gauhar Rehman, Samin Jan, In-Jung Lee
In the pursuit of sustainable agriculture through environment and human health friendly practices, we evaluated the potential of a novel gibberellins (GAs) producing basidiomycetous endophytic fungus Porostereum spadiceum AGH786, for alleviating salt stress and promoting health benefits of soybean. Soybean seedlings exposed to different levels of NaCl stress (70 and 140 mM) under greenhouse conditions, were inoculated with the AGH786 strain. Levels of phytohormones including GAs, JA and ABA, and isoflavones were compared in control and the inoculated seedlings to understand the mechanism through which the stress is alleviated...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453968/association-of-altered-collagen-content-and-lysyl-oxidase-expression-in-degenerative-mitral-valve-disease
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K-Raman Purushothaman, Meerarani Purushothaman, Irene C Turnbull, David H Adams, Anelechi Anyanwu, Prakash Krishnan, Annapoorna Kini, Samin K Sharma, William N O'Connor, Pedro R Moreno
BACKGROUND: Collagen cross-linking is mediated by lysyl oxidase (LOX) enzyme in the extracellular matrix (ECM) of mitral valve leaflets. Alterations in collagen content and LOX protein expression in the ECM of degenerative mitral valve may enhance leaflet expansion and disease severity. METHODS: Twenty posterior degenerative mitral valve leaflets from patients with severe mitral regurgitation were obtained at surgery. Five normal posterior mitral valve leaflets procured during autopsy served as controls...
July 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424744/oxidative-stress-in-retinal-diseases
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EDITORIAL
Yuhei Nishimura, Hideaki Hara, Mineo Kondo, Samin Hong, Takeshi Matsugi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412389/everolimus-eluting-bioresorbable-scaffolds-versus-everolimus-eluting-metallic-stents
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Sabato Sorrentino, Gennaro Giustino, Roxana Mehran, Anapoorna S Kini, Samin K Sharma, Michela Faggioni, Serdar Farhan, Birgit Vogel, Ciro Indolfi, George D Dangas
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence suggests that bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) are associated with an excess of thrombotic complications compared with metallic everolimus-eluting stents (EES). OBJECTIVES: This study sought to investigate the comparative effectiveness of the Food and Drug Administration-approved BVS versus metallic EES in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention at longest available follow-up. METHODS: The authors searched MEDLINE, Scopus, and web sources for randomized trials comparing BVS and EES...
June 27, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374119/sentinel-lymph-node-mapping-using-spect-ct-and-gamma-probe-in-endometrial-cancer-an-analysis-of-parameters-affecting-detection-rate
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Samine Sahbai, Florin-Andrei Taran, Annette Staebler, Diethelm Wallwiener, Christian la Fougère, Sara Brucker, Helmut Dittmann
PURPOSE: SPECT/CT after pericervical injection of technetium-99 m-nanocolloid was shown to be suitable for sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping in endometrial cancer (EC). The aim of this study was to analyze factors affecting successful SLN detection by means of SPECT/CT such as imaging findings, patient characteristics and tumor biology in a large cohort of patients. METHODS: One hundred and forty-five consecutive patients suffering from EC who received pre-surgical SLN mapping at our institution between 2011 and 2016 were included in this analysis...
August 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297870/dynamics-of-field-driven-population-inversion-in-a-confined-colloidal-mixture
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S Chung, S Samin, C Holm, J G Malherbe, S Amokrane
We study, using Langevin dynamics simulations, the change in composition of a binary colloidal mixture confined in a finite-length channel, induced by an external field. The field-induced transition from a near-bulk composition to an inverted population is studied as a function of time, for different field strengths and system parameters. For state points corresponding to reversible field cycles, the cyclic filling and emptying of the channel by the minority species are compared. Extrapolation of the physical relaxation times to the colloidal regime is performed through a series of simulations at increasing value of the damping parameter...
February 2017: Physical Review. E
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