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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936902/maternal-obesity-is-associated-with-chorioamnionitis-and-earlier-indicated-preterm-delivery-among-expectantly-managed-women-with-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes
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Emily E Hadley, Andrea Discacciati, Maged M Costantine, Mary B Munn, Luis D Pacheco, George R Saade, Giuseppe Chiossi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between maternal obesity and delivery due to chorioamnionitis prior to labor onset, among expectantly managed women with preterm premature rupture of membranes (pPROM). METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of a multicenter randomized trial of magnesium sulfate versus placebo to prevent cerebral palsy or death among offspring of women with anticipated delivery at 24-31-week gestation. After univariable analysis, Cox proportional hazard evaluated the association between maternal obesity and chorioamnionitis, while Laplace regression investigated how obesity affects the gestational age at delivery of the first 20% of women developing the outcome of interest...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936678/biomarker-based-strategy-for-early-discontinuation-of-empirical-antifungal-treatment-in-critically-ill-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Anahita Rouzé, Séverine Loridant, Julien Poissy, Benoit Dervaux, Boualem Sendid, Marjorie Cornu, Saad Nseir
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the impact of a biomarker-based strategy on early discontinuation of empirical antifungal treatment. METHODS: Prospective randomized controlled single-center unblinded study, performed in a mixed ICU. A total of 110 patients were randomly assigned to a strategy in which empirical antifungal treatment duration was determined by (1,3)-β-D-glucan, mannan, and anti-mannan serum assays, performed on day 0 and day 4; or to a routine care strategy, based on international guidelines, which recommend 14 days of treatment...
September 22, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935852/single-center-experience-in-pre-transplant-hepatitis-c-virus-hcv-treatment-among-living-donor-liver-transplant-candidates-bridging-the-direct-acting-antivirals-daa
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Ashwini M Niranjan-Azadi, Gokhan Kabacam, Christine M Durand, Saad Anjum, Behnam Saberi, Nabil N Dagher, Benjamin Philosophe, Ahmet Gurakar
BACKGROUND Treatment with DAAs before deceased donor liver transplantation has been shown to be an effective strategy to prevent post-transplant HCV recurrence, with a 95% cure-rate among individuals who achieve undetectable HCV VL for ≥30 days pre- transplant. This strategy has not been evaluated in LDLT. MATERIAL AND METHODS We evaluated outcomes in LDLT recipients treated with DAAs pre-transplant and bridged with 4 weeks of post-transplant SOF. All cases of LDLT at Johns Hopkins (1/1/2014-3/1/15) were retrospectively reviewed...
September 22, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934875/natural-type-ii-collagen-hydrogel-fibrin-sealant-and-adipose-derived-stem-cells-as-a-promising-combination-for-articular-cartilage-repair
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Mariana Lazarini, Pedro Bordeaux-Rego, Renata Giardini-Rosa, Adriana S S Duarte, Mariana Ozello Baratti, Alessandro Rozim Zorzi, João Batista de Miranda, Carlos Lenz Cesar, Ângela Luzo, Sara Teresinha Olalla Saad
Objective Articular cartilage is an avascular tissue with limited ability of self-regeneration and the current clinical treatments have restricted capacity to restore damages induced by trauma or diseases. Therefore, new techniques are being tested for cartilage repair, using scaffolds and/or stem cells. Although type II collagen hydrogel, fibrin sealant, and adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) represent suitable alternatives for cartilage formation, their combination has not yet been investigated in vivo for focal articular cartilage defects...
October 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932080/comparison-between-tocotrienol-and-omeprazole-on-gastric-growth-factors-in-stress-exposed-rats
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Mohd Fahami Nur Azlina, Hj Mohd Saad Qodriyah, Kien Hui Chua, Yusof Kamisah
AIM: To investigate and compare the effects of tocotrienol and omeprazole on gastric growth factors in rats exposed to water-immersion restraint stress (WIRS). METHODS: Twenty-eight male Wistar rats were randomly assigned to four groups of seven rats. The two control groups were administered vitamin-free palm oil (vehicle) and the two treatment groups were given omeprazole (20 mg/kg) or tocotrienol (60 mg/kg) by oral gavage. After 28 d of treatment, rats from one control group and both treated groups were subjected to WIRS one time for 3...
August 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924517/breast-cancer-metastases-to-the-gastrointestinal-tract-presenting-with-anemia-and-intra-abdominal-bleed
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Idrees Khan, Rehan Malik, Amina Khan, Salman Assad, Mehr Zahid, Muhammad Saad Sohail, Faizan Yasin, Ahmed H Qavi
Signet ring adenocarcinoma of the breast with synchronous metastasis to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is a rare occurrence, typically presenting with abdominal pain, dyspepsia, or GI bleed. We report a case of metastatic breast cancer presenting with a complaint of anemia. A further diagnostic evaluation revealed generalized lymphadenopathy, nodular thickening of the urinary bladder wall, bone lesions, and enlarged pancreas. Biopsies from the lymph nodes, pancreatic biopsy, and bladder nodule all revealed a signet cell carcinoma...
July 6, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924480/remission-of-type-2-diabetes-in-a-hypogonadal-man-under-long-term-testosterone-therapy
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Ahmad Haider, Karim S Haider, Farid Saad
In daily practice, clinicians are often confronted with obese type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients for whom the treatment plan fails and who show an inadequate glycemic control and/or no sustainable weight loss. Untreated hypogonadism can be the reason for such treatment failure. This case describes the profound impact testosterone therapy can have on a male hypogonadal patient with metabolic syndrome, resulting in a substantial and sustained loss of body weight, pronounced improvement of all critical laboratory values and finally complete remission of diabetes...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924428/good-feasibility-of-the-new-german-blood-donor-questionnaire
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Claudia Houareau, Robert Deitenbeck, Ariane Sümnig, Anette Moeller, Christiane Saadé, Frank Stötzer, Margarethe Heiden, Hinnak Northoff, Ruth Offergeld
BACKGROUND: We assessed the effect of the uniform donor questionnaire (UDQ) on deferral rates in first-time and repeat donors. We focused on the introduced question about unprotected sexual contact with a new partner. Another goal was a stratified comparison of the deferral rates of the donor questionnaire (DQ) and UDQ. METHODS: Data on donors and deferrals using the DQ and UDQ were collected at four blood establishments. The comparison included a 2-year period by questionnaire version...
August 2017: Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920949/autologous-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-for-multiple-myeloma-patients-with-renal-insufficiency-a-center-for-international-blood-and-marrow-transplant-research-analysis
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A Mahindra, P Hari, R Fraser, M Fei, J Huang, J Berdeja, N Callander, L Costa, M A Diaz, C Freytes, R P Gale, S Girnius, L Holmberg, M Kharfan-Dabaja, S Kumar, R Kyle, H Lazarus, C Lee, A Maiolino, J Moreb, T Nishihori, A Pawarode, A Saad, B N Savani, J Schriber, B William, B M Wirk, A Krishnan, Y Nieto, A D'Souza
Autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (AHCT) in multiple myeloma (MM) patients with renal insufficiency (RI) is controversial. Patients who underwent AHCT for MM between 2008 and 2013 were identified (N=1492) and grouped as normal/mild (⩾60 mL/min), N=1240, moderate (30-59), N=185 and severe RI (<30), N=67 based on Modification of Diet in Renal Disease. Multivariate analyses of non-relapse mortality (NRM), relapse, PFS and overall survival (OS) were performed. Of the 67 patients with severe RI, 35 were on dialysis prior to AHCT...
September 18, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920863/white-matter-microstructure-and-cognitive-decline-in-metabolic-syndrome-a-review-of-diffusion-tensor-imaging
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REVIEW
Freddy J Alfaro, Anna Gavrieli, Patricia Saade, Vasileios-Arsenios Lioutas, Jagriti Upadhyay, Vera Novak
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of cardiovascular risk factors defined by the presence of abdominal obesity, glucose intolerance, hypertension and/or dyslipidemia. It is a major public health epidemic worldwide, and a known risk factor for the development of cognitive dysfunction and dementia. Several studies have demonstrated a positive association between the presence of metabolic syndrome and worse cognitive outcomes, however, evidence of brain structure pathology is limited. Diffusion tensor imaging has offered new opportunities to detect microstructural white matter changes in metabolic syndrome, and a possibility to detect associations between functional and structural abnormalities...
September 8, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920685/evaluation-of-the-intramolecular-charge-transfer-properties-in-solvatochromic-and-electrochromic-zinc-octa-carbazolyl-phthalocyanines
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Shereen A Majeed, Basma Ghazal, Dustin E Nevonen, Philip C Goff, David A Blank, Victor N Nemykin, Saad Makhseed
2,3,9,10,16,17,23·24-Octakis-(9H-carbazol-9-yl) phthalocyaninato zinc(II) (3) and 2,3,9,10,16,17,23·24-octakis-(3,6-di-tert-butyl-9H-carbazole) phthalocyaninato zinc(II) (4) complexes were prepared and characterized by NMR and UV-vis spectroscopies, magnetic circular dichroism (MCD), matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry, and X-ray crystallography. UV-vis and MCD data are indicative of the interligand charge-transfer nature of the broad band observed in 450-500 nm range for 3 and 4...
September 18, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919675/therapeutic-uses-of-epicatechin-in-diabetes-and-cancer
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REVIEW
Layth Abdulmajeed Abdulkhaleq, Mohammed Abdulrazzaq Assi, Mohd Hezmee Mohd Noor, Rasedee Abdullah, Mohd Zamri Saad, Yun Hin Taufiq-Yap
Epicatechin is a natural flavonoid found in green tea. It has been reported to possess an immense antioxidant effect which contributes to its therapeutic effect against a handful of ailments. In this review, we discuss its therapeutic role in the management of two of the most important human diseases; diabetes and cancer. The consumption of epicatechin has been shown to reduce blood glucose levels in diabetic patients, while is anticancer effect was attributed to its antioxidant properties, antiangiogenic and direct cytotoxicity to cancer cells...
August 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918591/platform-model-describing-pharmacokinetic-properties-of-vc-mmae-antibody-drug-conjugates
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Matts Kågedal, Leonid Gibiansky, Jian Xu, Xin Wang, Divya Samineni, Shang-Chiung Chen, Dan Lu, Priya Agarwal, Bei Wang, Ola Saad, Neelima Koppada, Bernard M Fine, Jin Y Jin, Sandhya Girish, Chunze Li
Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) developed using the valine-citrulline-MMAE (vc-MMAE) platform, consist of a monoclonal antibody (mAb) covalently bound with a potent anti-mitotic toxin (MMAE) through a protease-labile vc linker. Recently, clinical data for a variety of vc-MMAE ADCs has become available. The goal of this analysis was to develop a platform model that simultaneously described antibody-conjugated MMAE (acMMAE) pharmacokinetic (PK) data from eight vc-MMAE ADCs, against different targets and tumor indications; and to assess differences and similarities of model parameters and model predictions, between different compounds...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917070/consumption-and-correlates-of-sweet-foods-carbonated-beverages-and-energy-drinks-among-primary-school-children-in-saudi-arabia
#14
Ali Saad R Alsubaie
To assess the consumption of sweets, carbonated beverages, and energy drinks along with their correlates among primary school children.  Methods: A total of 725 children (7-12 years old) were randomly recruited from 10 elementary schools from Al-Baha city, Saudi Arabia in 2013, using a multi-stage stratified sampling technique and pre-tested validated questionnaire.  Results: Approximately 26.1% of children reported consuming sweets on daily basis, and 63.4% consumed sweets occasionally during the week...
October 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916603/phase-2a-clinical-trial-of-mitochondrial-protection-elamipretide-during-stent-revascularization-in-patients-with-atherosclerotic-renal-artery-stenosis
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Ahmed Saad, Sandra M S Herrmann, Alfonso Eirin, Christopher M Ferguson, James F Glockner, Haraldur Bjarnason, Michael A McKusick, Sanjay Misra, Lilach O Lerman, Stephen C Textor
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis reduces renal blood flow (RBF) and amplifies stenotic kidney hypoxia. Revascularization with percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty (PTRA) and stenting often fails to recover renal function, possibly because of ischemia/reperfusion injury developing after PTRA. Elamipretide is a mitochondrial-targeted peptide that binds to cardiolipin and stabilizes mitochondrial function. We tested the hypothesis that elamipretide plus PTRA would improve renal function, oxygenation, and RBF in patients with atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis undergoing PTRA...
September 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915515/the-association-of-decision-to-incision-time-for-cesarean-delivery-with-maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes
#16
William A Grobman, Jennifer Bailit, Grecio Sandoval, Uma M Reddy, Ronald J Wapner, Michael W Varner, John M Thorp, Steve N Caritis, Mona Prasad, Alan T N Tita, George R Saade, Yoram Sorokin, Dwight J Rouse, Sean C Blackwell, Jorge E Tolosa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914401/2017-hrs-ehra-ecas-aphrs-solaece-expert-consensus-statement-on-catheter-and-surgical-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-executive-summary
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Hugh Calkins, Gerhard Hindricks, Riccardo Cappato, Young-Hoon Kim, Eduardo B Saad, Luis Aguinaga, Joseph G Akar, Vinay Badhwar, Josep Brugada, John Camm, Peng-Sheng Chen, Shih-Ann Chen, Mina K Chung, Jens Cosedis Nielsen, Anne B Curtis, D Wyn Davies, John D Day, André d'Avila, N M S Natasja de Groot, Luigi Di Biase, Mattias Duytschaever, James R Edgerton, Kenneth A Ellenbogen, Patrick T Ellinor, Sabine Ernst, Guilherme Fenelon, Edward P Gerstenfeld, David E Haines, Michel Haissaguerre, Robert H Helm, Elaine Hylek, Warren M Jackman, Jose Jalife, Jonathan M Kalman, Josef Kautzner, Hans Kottkamp, Karl Heinz Kuck, Koichiro Kumagai, Richard Lee, Thorsten Lewalter, Bruce D Lindsay, Laurent Macle, Moussa Mansour, Francis E Marchlinski, Gregory F Michaud, Hiroshi Nakagawa, Andrea Natale, Stanley Nattel, Ken Okumura, Douglas Packer, Evgeny Pokushalov, Matthew R Reynolds, Prashanthan Sanders, Mauricio Scanavacca, Richard Schilling, Claudio Tondo, Hsuan-Ming Tsao, Atul Verma, David J Wilber, Teiichi Yamane
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 15, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913540/expression-of-concern-circulating-ghrelin-concentrations-are-lowered-by-intracerebroventricular-insulin
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M Ueno, J B C Carvalheira, R L G S Oliveira, L A Velloso, M J A Saad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 14, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913539/expression-of-concern-selective-impairment-of-insulin-signalling-in-the-hypothalamus-of-obese-zucker-rats
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J B C Carvalheira, E B Ribeiro, E P Araújo, R B Guimarães, M M Telles, M Torsoni, J A R Gontijo, L A Velloso, M J A Saad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 14, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911262/alleviation-by-gamma-amino-butyric-acid-supplementation-of-chronic-heat-stress-induced-degenerative-changes-in-jejunum-in-commercial-broiler-chickens
#20
Rasha A Al Wakeel, Mustafa Shukry, Ahmed Abdel Azeez, Shawky Mahmoud, Michel Fahmy Saad
High ambient temperature adversely influences poultry production. In the present study, gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) supplementation was used to alleviate the adverse changes due to heat stress (HS) in a broiler chicken strain (Ross 308). At 21 days of age, the birds were divided into four groups of 13. Two groups were housed under normal room temperature, one group was given orally 0.2 ml 0.9% physiological saline (CN) daily, the other group received 0.2 ml of 0.5% GABA solution orally (GN). A third group was exposed to environmental HS (33 ± 1 °C lasting for 2 weeks) + physiological saline (CH) and a fourth group was exposed to HS + GABA supplementation (GH)...
September 15, 2017: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
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