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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320241/implementation-of-a-universal-cervical-length-screening-program-identifying-factors-associated-with-decline-rates
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Jeny Ghartey, Neda Ghaffari, Lisa D Levine, Nadav Schwartz, Celeste P Durnwald
PURPOSE: Cervical length (CL) measurement is now accepted as a screening strategy for identifying women at risk for preterm birth (PTB). However, patient acceptability may limit its implementation. Our objective was to identify characteristics associated with women who decline this screening. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study of women offered UCL screening from January 2012-June 2012. Women with a singleton gestation 18 0/7-23 6/7 weeks at the time of anatomy scan were included...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314876/effect-of-remote-ischemic-postconditioning-during-thrombolysis-in-stemi
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S Ghaffari, L Pourafkari, S Manzouri, N D Nader
BACKGROUND: Remote ischemic postconditioning (RIPC) is suggested to protect the myocardium against ischemia in various settings. However, the effect of RIPC in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) who undergo thrombolysis has yet to be examined. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this single-center, randomized controlled trial, we examined the effect of RIPC on the resolution of ST-segment elevation (STR) in response to thrombolysis. Patients in the RIPC group had three cycles of 5‑min cuff inflation followed by 5‑min deflation to the upper arm...
March 17, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287096/blockade-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptors-by-tivozanib-has-potential-anti-tumour-effects-on-human-glioblastoma-cells
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Majid Momeny, Farima Moghaddaskho, Narges K Gortany, Hassan Yousefi, Zahra Sabourinejad, Ghazaleh Zarrinrad, Shahab Mirshahvaladi, Haniyeh Eyvani, Farinaz Barghi, Leila Ahmadinia, Mahmoud Ghazi-Khansari, Ahmad R Dehpour, Saeid Amanpour, Seyyed M Tavangar, Leila Dardaei, Amir H Emami, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh, Seyed H Ghaffari
Glioblastoma (GBM) remains one of the most fatal human malignancies due to its high angiogenic and infiltrative capacities. Even with optimal therapy including surgery, radiotherapy and temozolomide, it is essentially incurable. GBM is among the most neovascularised neoplasms and its malignant progression associates with striking neovascularisation, evidenced by vasoproliferation and endothelial cell hyperplasia. Targeting the pro-angiogenic pathways is therefore a promising anti-glioma strategy. Here we show that tivozanib, a pan-inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptors, inhibited proliferation of GBM cells through a G2/M cell cycle arrest via inhibition of polo-like kinase 1 (PLK1) signalling pathway and down-modulation of Aurora kinases A and B, cyclin B1 and CDC25C...
March 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286611/the-relationship-between-str-pcr-chimerism-analysis-and-chronic-gvhd-following-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Seyed Asadollah Mousavi, Mina Javadimoghadam, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Azadeh Sayarifard, Seyed-Hamidollah Ghaffari, Bahram Chahardouli, Ali Basi
Background: The study attempts to assess the relationship between chimerism analysis using polymerase chain reaction of short tandem repeat (STR) and the incidence of chronic graft versus host disease (GvHD) as well as survival. Subjects and Methods: The retrospective cohort included all patients who received allo-HSCT during 2005-2013. Data collected by day +100 were reviewed in terms of the incidence of chronic GvHD and survival. Chimerism was evaluated for whole blood, T-cell and PMN cells on days 15, 30 and 60, respectively using polymerase chain reaction of short tandem repeat (STR)...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282712/a-patient-with-desmoid-tumors-and-familial-fap-having-frame-shift-mutation-of-the-apc-gene
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Sanambar Sadighi, Mahsa Ghaffari-Moghaddam, Mojtaba Saffari, Mohammad Ali Mohagheghi, Reza Shirkoohi
Desmoids tumors, characterized by monoclonal proliferation of myofibroblasts, could occur in 5-10% of patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) as an extra-colonic manifestation of the disease. FAP can develop when there is a germ-line mutation in the adenomatous polyposis coli gene. Although mild or attenuated FAP may follow mutations in 5΄ extreme of the gene, it is more likely that 3΄ extreme mutations haveamore severe manifestation of thedisease. A 28-year-old woman was admitted to the Cancer Institute of Iran with an abdominal painful mass...
February 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280798/endometrial-expression-of-%C3%AE-3-integrin-calcitonin-and-plexin-b1-in-the-window-of-implantation-in-women-with-unexplained-infertility
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Mehran Dorostghoal, Hamid-O-Allah Ghaffari, Nahid Shahbazian, Maryam Mirani
BACKGROUND: Endometrial receptivity plays a key role in the establishment of successful implantation and its impairment may contribute to subfertility and limit the assisted reproduction techniques (ART) success. OBJECTIVE: The aim of present study was to investigate endometrial receptivity in terms of β3 integrin, calcitonin and plexin-B1 expression in women with unexplained infertility. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated expression of β3 integrin, calcitonin and plexin-B1 through mRNA level measurement with real-time RT-PCR, in the endometrium of 16 infertile women with unexplained infertility and 10 fertile women...
January 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280318/the-relationship-between-the-spiritual-attitude-of-the-family-caregivers-of-older-patients-with-stroke-and-their-burden
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Razieh Torabi Chafjiri, Nasrin Navabi, Abbas Shamsalinia, Fatemeh Ghaffari
INTRODUCTION: Stroke is a chronic condition that necessitates multidimensional and overwhelming care. The caregivers of stroke patients are faced with various stressors that can threaten different aspects of their health, especially their mental health. Spiritual attitude and being spiritually oriented contribute significantly to mental health and can be used as a strategy for adapting to the stressful events that are part of the role of caregiving. This study was therefore conducted to investigate the relationship between the spiritual attitude of the family caregivers of older patients with stroke and their burden...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269619/a-wearable-computing-platform-for-developing-cloud-based-machine-learning-models-for-health-monitoring-applications
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Shyamal Patel, Ryan S McGinnis, Ikaro Silva, Steve DiCristofaro, Nikhil Mahadevan, Elise Jortberg, Jaime Franco, Albert Martin, Joseph Lust, Milan Raj, Bryan McGrane, Paolo DePetrillo, A J Aranyosi, Melissa Ceruolo, Jesus Pindado, Roozbeh Ghaffari
Wearable sensors have the potential to enable clinical-grade ambulatory health monitoring outside the clinic. Technological advances have enabled development of devices that can measure vital signs with great precision and significant progress has been made towards extracting clinically meaningful information from these devices in research studies. However, translating measurement accuracies achieved in the controlled settings such as the lab and clinic to unconstrained environments such as the home remains a challenge...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254430/anti-tumor-activity-of-pi3k-%C3%AE-inhibitor-in-hematologic-malignant-cells-shedding-new-light-on-resistance-to-idelalisib
#9
Davood Bashash, Ava Safaroghli-Azar, Maryam Dadashi, Majid Safa, Majid Momeny, Seyed H Ghaffari
Genetic and laboratory experiments have brought remarkable advances in management of human malignancies, which not only revolutionized the understanding of the disease, but also led to development of novel and effective targeted therapies against specific deregulated pathways. This study aimed to investigate anti-cancer effects of Idelalisib, a potent PI3K-δ inhibitor, in a panel of hematological cell lines. The resulting data showed that Idelalisib decreased cell survival in all the tested cell lines; however, as compared to NB4, viability of other cell lines, irrespective of their molecular characteristics or even the compensatory activation of MEK/ERK pathway, was inhibited at higher concentrations...
February 22, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243421/malaria-four-year-epidemiological-trends-in-sistan-and-baluchistan-province-iran
#10
Faezeh Norouzinezhad, Fatemeh Ghaffari, Ahmad Raeisi, Abbas Norouzinejad, Farzad Kaveh
INTRODUCTION: Malaria is one of the foremost public health concerns in Iran, where more than 90% of malaria cases are reported in the southern and south-eastern areas of the country. The aim of this study was to assess the epidemiological trends of malaria over a four-year period in in the Sistan and Baluchistan province in south east of Iran. METHODS: This descriptive epidemiological study examined malaria trends in Sistan and Baluchistan province from 2011 to 2014...
January 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243401/pathology-of-apprenticeships-for-masters-of-nursing-critical-care
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Fatemeh Ghaffari, Nahid Dehghan Nayeri, Faezeh Norouzinezhad, Zahra Tayebi
INTRODUCTION: The increasing complexity of patient care conditions in intensive care units, along with the development of these units, has increased the need for qualified nurses and health professionals. Therefore, due to recent changes and in response to the shortage of capable nurses, a master's major in intensive care nursing has been created. One of the main challenges of this curriculum is to ensure that graduates have the required competencies. The current study aimed to explain the pathology of apprenticeships for a masters in nursing critical care...
January 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238932/mono-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-induced-sertoli-cell-injury-stimulates-the-production-of-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-in-fischer-344-rats
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Angela R Stermer, Caitlin J Murphy, Rashin Ghaffari, Kristin R Di Bona, Jorine J Voss, John H Richburg
Exposure of rodents to the Sertoli cell (SC) toxicant mono-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (MEHP) has been reported to trigger an infiltration of macrophages into the testis in an age- and species-dependent manner. Here we challenge the hypothesis that the peripubertal rat-specific infiltration of macrophages after MEHP exposure is due, in part, to an increase in SC-specific inflammatory cytokine expression. To rule out that germ cell(GC) apoptosis itself is responsible for macrophage recruitment, rats were exposed to a direct GC toxicant, methoxyacetic acid (MAA), but no infiltration of macrophages was observed...
February 24, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237128/primary-immunodeficiency-diseases-in-northern-iran
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I Mohammadzadeh, B Moazzami, J Ghaffari, A Aghamohammadi, N Rezaei
INTRODUCTION: Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PID) are a heterogeneous group of inherited disorders, characterised by recurrent severe infections, autoimmunity and lymphoproliferation. Despite impressive progress in identification of novel PID, there is an unfortunate lack of awareness among physicians in identification of patients with PID, especially in non-capital cities of countries worldwide. RESULT: This study was performed in a single-centre paediatric hospital in Northern Iran during a 21-year period (1994-2015)...
February 22, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237025/geometric-requirements-for-tectorial-membrane-traveling-waves-in-the-presence-of-cochlear-loads
#14
Jonathan B Sellon, Roozbeh Ghaffari, Dennis M Freeman
Recent studies suggest that wave motions of the tectorial membrane (TM) play a critical role in determining the frequency selectivity of hearing. However, frequency tuning is also thought to be limited by viscous loss in subtectorial fluid. Here, we analyze effects of this loss and other cochlear loads on TM traveling waves. Using a viscoelastic model, we demonstrate that hair bundle stiffness has little effect on TM traveling waves calculated with physiological parameters, that the limbal attachment can cause small (<20%) increases in TM wavelength, and that viscous loss in the subtectorial fluid can cause small (<20%) decreases in TM wave decay constants...
February 22, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227877/a-wearable-computing-platform-for-developing-cloud-based-machine-learning-models-for-health-monitoring-applications
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Shyamal Patel, Ryan S McGinnis, Ikaro Silva, Steve DiCristofaro, Nikhil Mahadevan, Elise Jortberg, Jaime Franco, Albert Martin, Joseph Lust, Milan Raj, Bryan McGrane, Paolo DePetrillo, A J Aranyosi, Melissa Ceruolo, Jesus Pindado, Roozbeh Ghaffari, Shyamal Patel, Ryan S McGinnis, Ikaro Silva, Steve DiCristofaro, Nikhil Mahadevan, Elise Jortberg, Jaime Franco, Albert Martin, Joseph Lust, Milan Raj, Bryan McGrane, Paolo DePetrillo, A J Aranyosi, Melissa Ceruolo, Jesus Pindado, Roozbeh Ghaffari
Wearable sensors have the potential to enable clinical-grade ambulatory health monitoring outside the clinic. Technological advances have enabled development of devices that can measure vital signs with great precision and significant progress has been made towards extracting clinically meaningful information from these devices in research studies. However, translating measurement accuracies achieved in the controlled settings such as the lab and clinic to unconstrained environments such as the home remains a challenge...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218039/demethylation-and-alterations-in-the-expression-level-of-the-cell-cycle-related-genes-as-possible-mechanisms-in-arsenic-trioxide-induced-cell-cycle-arrest-in-human-breast-cancer-cells
#16
Farima Moghaddaskho, Haniyeh Eyvani, Mohsen Ghadami, Javad Tavakkoly-Bazzaz, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh, Seyed H Ghaffari
Arsenic trioxide (As2O3) has been used clinically as an anti-tumor agent. Its mechanisms are mostly considered to be the induction of apoptosis and cell cycle arrest. However, the detailed molecular mechanisms of its anti-cancer action through cell cycle arrest are poorly known. Furthermore, As2O3 has been shown to be a potential DNA methylation inhibitor, inducing DNA hypomethylation. We hypothesize that As2O3 may affect the expression of cell cycle regulatory genes by interfering with DNA methylation patterns...
February 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216654/performance-kinetic-and-biodegradation-pathway-evaluation-of-anaerobic-fixed-film-fixed-bed-reactor-in-removing-phthalic-acid-esters-from-wastewater
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Ehsan Ahmadi, Samira Yousefzadeh, Mohsen Ansari, Hamid Reza Ghaffari, Ali Azari, Mohammad Miri, Alireza Mesdaghinia, Ramin Nabizadeh, Babak Kakavandi, Peyman Ahmadi, Mojtaba Yegane Badi, Mitra Gholami, Kiomars Sharafi, Mostafa Karimaei, Mahboobeh Ghoochani, Masoud Binesh Brahmand, Seyed Mohsen Mohseni, Maryam Sarkhosh, Soheila Rezaei, Hosseinali Asgharnia, Emad Dehghanifard, Behdad Jafari, Alireza Mortezapour, Vahid Kazemi Moghaddam, Mohammad Molla Mahmoudi, Nader Taghipour
Emerging and hazardous environmental pollutants like phthalic acid esters (PAEs) are one of the recent concerns worldwide. PAEs are considered to have diverse endocrine disrupting effects on human health. Industrial wastewater has been reported as an important environment with high concentrations of PAEs. In the present study, four short-chain PAEs including diallyl phthalate (DAP), diethyl phthalate (DEP), dimethyl phthalate (DMP), and phthalic acid (PA) were selected as a substrate for anaerobic fixed film fixed bed reactor (AnFFFBR)...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178288/monitoring-gait-in-multiple-sclerosis-with-novel-wearable-motion-sensors
#18
Yaejin Moon, Ryan S McGinnis, Kirsten Seagers, Robert W Motl, Nirav Sheth, John A Wright, Roozbeh Ghaffari, Jacob J Sosnoff
BACKGROUND: Mobility impairment is common in people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) and there is a need to assess mobility in remote settings. Here, we apply a novel wireless, skin-mounted, and conformal inertial sensor (BioStampRC, MC10 Inc.) to examine gait characteristics of PwMS under controlled conditions. We determine the accuracy and precision of BioStampRC in measuring gait kinematics by comparing to contemporary research-grade measurement devices. METHODS: A total of 45 PwMS, who presented with diverse walking impairment (Mild MS = 15, Moderate MS = 15, Severe MS = 15), and 15 healthy control subjects participated in the study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164050/extraskeletal-mesenchymal-chondrosarcoma-of-shoulder-an-extremely-rare-case
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Salman Ghaffari, Ali Farsavian, Seyed Mohamad Mehdi Daneshpoor, Masoud Shayesteh Azar
INTRODUCTION: Extraskeletal chondrosarcoma (EMC) is a rare, aggressive neoplasm which has been seen in the soft tissue area. This soft tissue sarcoma is classified to myxoid and mesenchymal based on histologic criteria. The mesenchymal subtype has a poor prognosis. In approximately 50% of patient with EMC, we could observe soft tissue lesion and stippled calcification in the conventional radiography. CASE REPORT: In the current paper, we introduced a 47-year-old Iranian male patient having painless, mobile, nontender, and firm mass in left shoulder...
September 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161222/fast-for-blunt-abdominal-trauma-correlation-between-positive-findings-and-admission-acid-base-measurement
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Kamran Heidari, Mehrdad Taghizadeh, Sadrollah Mahmoudi, Hamidreza Panahi, Ensieh Ghaffari Shad, Shadi Asadollahi
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine any association between positive findings in ultrasonography examination and initial BD value with regard to diagnosis of intra-abdominal bleeding following blunt abdominal trauma. METHODS: A prospective, multi-center study of consecutive adult patients was performed from April to September 2015. Demographics, initial vital signs and arterial BD were evaluated with respect to presence of any association with intra-abdominal bleeding and in-hospital mortality...
January 22, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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