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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546065/external-beam-radiotherapy-affects-serum-testosterone-in-patients-with-localized-prostate-cancer
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Raisa S Pompe, Pierre I Karakiewicz, Emanuele Zaffuto, Ariane Smith, Marco Bandini, Michele Marchioni, Zhe Tian, Sami-Ramzi Leyh-Bannurah, Jonas Schiffmann, Guila Delouya, Carole Lambert, Jean-Paul Bahary, Marie Claude Beauchemin, Maroie Barkati, Cynthia Ménard, Markus Graefen, Fred Saad, Derya Tilki, Daniel Taussky
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have examined testosterone levels after external beam radiation (EBRT) monotherapy, but since 2002 only sparse contemporary data have been reported. AIM: To examine testosterone kinetics in a large series of contemporary patients after EBRT. METHODS: The study was conducted in 425 patients who underwent definitive EBRT for localized prostate cancer from 2002 through 2014. Patients were enrolled in several phase II and III trials...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543408/validation-and-cross-cultural-adaptation-of-the-arabic-version-of-the-nasal-obstruction-symptom-evaluation-scale
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Mohamed A Amer, Ibrahim A Kabbash, Ahmed A Yonis, Saad Elzayat, Mohamed O Tomoum
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Validation and cross-cultural adaptation of the Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation (NOSE) scale into the Arabic language with studying of its psychometric properties. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective instrument-validation study. METHODS: Guidelines for the cross-cultural adaptation process from the original English language scale into the Arabic language version were followed. We assessed the psychometric properties of the Arabic version of the NOSE scale (A-NOSE) (feasibility, reproducibility, internal consistency, reliability, discriminatory validity, responsiveness to change) in 101 consecutive patients who underwent septal surgery (preoperatively and 3 months postoperatively) and 102 asymptomatic controls...
May 23, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542278/emerging-interdependence-between-stock-values-during-financial-crashes
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Jacopo Rocchi, Enoch Yan Lok Tsui, David Saad
To identify emerging interdependencies between traded stocks we investigate the behavior of the stocks of FTSE 100 companies in the period 2000-2015, by looking at daily stock values. Exploiting the power of information theoretical measures to extract direct influences between multiple time series, we compute the information flow across stock values to identify several different regimes. While small information flows is detected in most of the period, a dramatically different situation occurs in the proximity of global financial crises, where stock values exhibit strong and substantial interdependence for a prolonged period...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541662/in-operando-quantification-of-three-dimensional-water-distribution-in-nanoporous-carbon-based-layers-in-polymer-electrolyte-membrane-fuel-cells
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Saad Alrwashdeh, Ingo Manke, Henning Markötter, Merle Klages, Martin Göbel, Jan Haußmann, Joachim Scholta, John Banhart
Understanding the function of nanoporous materials employed in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) is crucial to improve their performance, durability and cost efficiency. Up to now, the water distribution in the nm-sized pore structures was hardly accessible during operation of the cells. Here we demonstrate that phase contrast synchrotron X-ray tomography allows for an in-operando quantification of the three-dimensional water distribution within the nm-sized pores of carbon-based micro porous layers (MPLs)...
May 25, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539633/ultrashort-vortex-from-a-gaussian-pulse-an-achromatic-interferometric-approach
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Dinesh N Naik, Nabil A Saad, D Narayana Rao, Nirmal K Viswanathan
The more than a century old Sagnac interferometer is put to first of its kind use to generate an achromatic single-charge vortex equivalent to a Laguerre-Gaussian beam possessing orbital angular momentum (OAM). The interference of counter-propagating polychromatic Gaussian beams of beam waist ωλ with correlated linear phase (ϕ 0  ≥ 0.025 λ) and lateral shear (y 0  ≥ 0.05 ωλ) in orthogonal directions is shown to create a vortex phase distribution around the null interference. Using a wavelength-tunable continuous-wave laser the entire range of visible wavelengths is shown to satisfy the condition for vortex generation to achieve a highly stable white-light vortex with excellent propagation integrity...
May 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538674/biosynthesis-of-zno-nanoparticles-by-a-new-pichia-kudriavzevii-yeast-strain-and-evaluation-of-their-antimicrobial-and-antioxidant-activities
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Amin Boroumand Moghaddam, Mona Moniri, Susan Azizi, Raha Abdul Rahim, Arbakariya Bin Ariff, Wan Zuhainis Saad, Farideh Namvar, Mohammad Navaderi
The potential ability of a new yeast strain, Pichia kudriavzevii, in the synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO-NPs) through a green method was explored in this study. The effect of reaction time (12, 24 and 36 h) on the structure of the resulting ZnO nanoparticles was investigated. From the XRD and TEM results, the ZnO-NPs with a hexagonal wurtzite structure and a particle crystal size of ~10-61 nm was formed at different reaction times. Combing XRD, TEM, and PL results, it was revealed that the sample prepared at intermediate duration (24 h) has the most favorable nanosized structure with the lowest defect concentration...
May 24, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538560/buccal-fat-pad-augmentation-for-facial-rejuvenation
#7
Steven R Cohen, Emily Fireman, Sierra Hewett, Ahmad Saad
The buccal space, with its fat pad, is a valuable, overlooked target in facial rejuvenation procedures. The authors identified a specific group of patients who have normal or prominent malar projection in the presence of atrophy of the buccal fat pad, with or without prominent gonial angles. Eight of 24 prospectively studied patients (Biomedical Research Institute of America) who had fat grafts and face lifts received an average of 2.7 ml of fat transferred into the buccal space. Immediate visual correction of the buccal depression was noted...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536384/in-vitro-anti-oxidant-and-anti-microbial-potentiality-investigation-of-different-fractions-of-caryota-urens-leaves
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Shofiul Azam, Md Kayes Mahmud, Md Hamza Naquib, Saad Mosharraf Hossain, Mohammad Nazmul Alam, Md Josim Uddin, Irfan Sajid, Muhammad Sazzad Hossain, Md Salimul Karim, Md Ali Hasan
BACKGROUND: Caryota urens is a member of the Arecaceae family and a common plant in the Southeast Asian region. This plant has been reported as an anti-microbial agent in recent years. Thus, we aimed to find out the MIC (minimum inhibitory concentration) against different pathogenic microorganism. METHODS: The leaves of C. urens were extracted and fractioned using different reagents (chloroform, n-hexane and carbon tetrachloride). Disc diffusion method was implemented for the assessment of in vitro anti-microbial potency (500 and 250 µg/disc)...
July 27, 2016: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534277/how-do-small-groups-make-decisions-a-theoretical-framework-to-inform-the-implementation-and-study-of-clinical-competency-committees
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Saad Chahine, Sayra Cristancho, Jessica Padgett, Lorelei Lingard
In the competency-based medical education (CBME) approach, clinical competency committees are responsible for making decisions about trainees' competence. However, we currently lack a theoretical model for group decision-making to inform this emerging assessment phenomenon. This paper proposes an organizing framework to study and guide the decision-making processes of clinical competency committees.This is an explanatory, non-exhaustive review, tailored to identify relevant theoretical and evidence-based papers related to small group decision-making...
May 22, 2017: Perspectives on Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533056/white-matter-damage-after-traumatic-brain-injury-a-role-for-damage-associated-molecular-patterns
#10
REVIEW
Molly Braun, Kumar Vaibhav, Nancy M Saad, Sumbul Fatima, John R Vender, Babak Baban, Md Nasrul Hoda, Krishnan M Dhandapani
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of mortality and long-term morbidity worldwide. Despite decades of pre-clinical investigation, therapeutic strategies focused on acute neuroprotection failed to improve TBI outcomes. This lack of translational success has necessitated a reassessment of the optimal targets for intervention, including a heightened focus on secondary injury mechanisms. Chronic immune activation correlates with progressive neurodegeneration for decades after TBI; however, significant challenges remain in functionally and mechanistically defining immune activation after TBI...
May 19, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530030/data-sharing-a-new-editorial-initiative-of-the-international-committee-of-medical-journal-editors-implications-for-the-editors-network
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Fernando Alfonso, Karlen Adamyan, Jean-Yves Artigou, Michael Aschermann, Michael Boehm, Alfonso Buendia, Pao-Hsien Chu, Ariel Cohen, Livio Dei Cas, Mirza Dilic, Anton Doubell, Dario Echeverri, Nuray Enç, Ignacio Ferreira-González, Krzysztof J Filipiak, Andreas Flammer, Eckart Fleck, Plamen Gatzov, Carmen Ginghina, Lino Goncalves, Habib Haouala, Mahmoud Hassanein, Gerd Heusch, Kurt Huber, Ivan Hulín, Mario Ivanusa, Rungroj Krittayaphong, Chu-Pak Lau, Germanas Marinskis, François Mach, Luiz Felipe Moreira, Tuomo Nieminen, Latifa Oukerraj, Stefan Perings, Luc Pierard, Tatjana Potpara, Walter Reyes-Caorsi, Se-Joong Rim, Olaf Rødevand, Georges Saade, Mikael Sander, Evgeny Shlyakhto, Bilgin Timuralp, Dimitris Tousoulis, Dilek Ural, J J Piek, Albert Varga, Thomas F Lüscher
The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) provides recommendations to improve the editorial standards and scientific quality of biomedical journals. These recommendations range from uniform technical requirements to more complex and elusive editorial issues including ethical aspects of the scientific process. Recently, registration of clinical trials, conflicts of interest disclosure, and new criteria for authorship - emphasizing the importance of responsibility and accountability - have been proposed...
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529876/pathology-of-callosal-damage-in-als-an-ex-vivo-7%C3%A2-t-diffusion-tensor-mri-study
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Agustin M Cardenas, Joelle E Sarlls, Justin Y Kwan, Devin Bageac, Zachary S Gala, Laura E Danielian, Abhik Ray-Chaudhury, Hao-Wei Wang, Karla L Miller, Sean Foxley, Saad Jbabdi, Robert C Welsh, Mary Kay Floeter
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to better understand the changes in tissue microstructure that underlie white matter diffusion changes in ALS patients. METHODS: Diffusion tensor imaging was carried out in postmortem brains of 4 ALS patients and two subjects without neurological disease on a 7 T MRI scanner using steady-state free precession sequences. Fractional anisotropy (FA) was measured in the genu, body, and splenium of the corpus callosum in formalin-fixed hemispheres...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524239/oral-contraceptive-pills-risky-or-protective-in-case-of-trichinella-spiralis-infection
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Marwa A Hasby Saad, Dina A Radi, Eiman A Hasby
AIM: to investigate how Trichinella spiralis infection can be affected by contraceptive pills invivo. METHODS: included six groups of female Wistar rats; healthy, Trichinella infected, receiving combined contraceptive pills (COCPs), receiving progestin only pills (POPs), infected receiving COCPs and infected receiving POPs. Parasite burden was measured (two gender worm counts, gravidity, larvae/muscle and RCI). Histopathological examination, immunohistochemical detection of C-kit mast cells & Foxp3+ T-reg...
May 19, 2017: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523288/extracellular-xylanopectinolytic-enzymes-by-bacillus-subtilis-adi1-from-efb-s-compost
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Muhammad Hariadi Nawawi, Rosfarizan Mohamad, Paridah Md Tahir, Wan Zuhainis Saad
Microbial xylanase and pectinase are two extremely valuable enzymes, which have captivated much attention. This can be seen from the increased demand for these enzymes by many industrial sectors. This study investigates the isolation and screening of extracellular xylanopectinolytic enzymes-producing bacteria in a submerged fermentation (SmF). Samples are collected from the compost of empty fruit bunch (EFB) at Biocompost Pilot Plant, located at Biorefinery Plant, Universiti Putra Malaysia. From the experiment, out of 20 isolates, 11 isolates show xylanase or/and pectinase activity, and only one isolate (EFB-11) shows the concurrent activities of xylanase and pectinase...
2017: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522560/the-effect-of-long-term-maternal-smoking-on-the-offspring-s-lung-health
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Suporn Sukjamnong, Yik Lung Chan, Razia Zakarya, Sonia Saad, Pawan Sharma, Rachana Santiyanont, Hui Chen, Brian G G Oliver
Maternal smoking during pregnancy contributes to long-term health problems in offspring, especially respiratory disorders which can manifest in either childhood or adulthood. Receptors for advanced glycation end-products (RAGE) are multi-ligand receptors abundantly localized in the lung, capable of responding to by-products of reactive oxygen species and pro-inflammatory responses. RAGE signalling is a key regulator of inflammation in cigarette smoking-related pulmonary diseases. However, the impact of maternal cigarette smoke exposure on lung RAGE signalling in the offspring is unclear...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520734/interfacial-mechanisms-for-stability-of-surfactant-laden-films
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M Saad Bhamla, Chew Chai, Marco A Àlvarez-Valenzuela, Javier Tajuelo, Gerald G Fuller
Thin liquid films are central to everyday life. They are ubiquitous in modern technology (pharmaceuticals, coatings), consumer products (foams, emulsions) and also serve vital biological functions (tear film of the eye, pulmonary surfactants in the lung). A common feature in all these examples is the presence of surface-active molecules at the air-liquid interface. Though they form only molecular-thin layers, these surfactants produce complex surface stresses on the free surface, which have important consequences for the dynamics and stability of the underlying thin liquid film...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516213/expression-of-concern-aspirin-attenuates-insulin-resistance-in-muscle-of-diet-induced-obese-rats-by-inhibiting-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase-production-and-s-nitrosylation-of-ir%C3%AE-irs-1-and-akt
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M A Carvalho-Filho, E R Ropelle, R J Pauli, D E Cintra, D M L Tsukumo, L R Silveira, R Curi, J B C Carvalheira, L A Velloso, M J A Saad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 17, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516072/bevacizumab-in-recurrent-glioma-patterns-of-treatment-failure-and-implications
#18
REVIEW
Yi Li, Saad Ali, Jennifer Clarke, Soonmee Cha
Glioblastoma, the most common primary malignant brain tumor in adults, is highly aggressive and associated with a poor prognosis. Bevacizumab, a monoclonal antibody against the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor, has increasingly been used in the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma. It has achieved excellent rates of radiographic response, but most patients will progress after only a few months. Upon recurrence, tumors may not enhance, secondary to vascular normalization. We describe four patterns of radiographic progression commonly associated with Bevacizumab failure: 1) Distant enhancing tumor, 2) Local tumor progression without enhancement, 3) Diffuse gliomatosis-like infiltration, and 4) Local or multifocal progression, with enhancement...
April 2017: Brain Tumor Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514668/concurrent-white-matter-bundles-and-grey-matter-networks-using-independent-component-analysis
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REVIEW
Jonathan O'Muircheartaigh, Saad Jbabdi
Developments in non-invasive diffusion MRI tractography techniques have permitted the investigation of both the anatomy of white matter pathways connecting grey matter regions and their structural integrity. In parallel, there has been an expansion in automated techniques aimed at parcellating grey matter into distinct regions based on functional imaging. Here we apply independent component analysis to whole-brain tractography data to automatically extract brain networks based on their associated white matter pathways...
May 14, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514517/early-childhood-caries-and-psychological-perceptions-on-child-s-oral-health-increase-the-feeling-of-guilt-in-parents-an-epidemiological-survey
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Thiago Saads Carvalho, Jenny Abanto, Elayne Cristina Morais Pinheiro, Adrian Lussi, Marcelo Bönecker
AIM: To assess whether parents feel guilty for their children's oral problems, associating this feeling with socio-economic, demographic, and psychological factors. DESIGN: We included 1313 parent-and-child pairs in this study. The children were 2-4 years old. Parents answered questionnaires on socio-economic and demographic data, and on psychological variables. Sixteen trained dentists (κ > 0.8) examined the children for oral hygiene (the presence and absence of plaque), early childhood caries (ECC; no caries, low and high severity), malocclusion (the presence and absence), and traumatic dental injuries (TDI; the presence and absence)...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
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