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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088734/in-vivo-and-in-silico-sedative-hypnotic-like-activity-of-7-methyljuglone-isolated-from-diospyros-lotus-l
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Abdur Rauf, Sengul Uysal, Taibi Ben Hadda, Ghias Uddin, Muhammad Asif Nawaz, Haroon Khan, Bina S Siddiqui, Muslim Raza, Saud Bawazeer, Gokhan Zengin
Diospyros lotus L. possesses different therapeutic activities such as antioxidant, anti-proliferative, anti-microbial and sedative. However, no studies on the sedative-hypnotic activity of 7-methyljuglone are reported. In the present study, we have evaluated in vivo the anxiolytic-hypnotic like effects of 7-methyljuglone in mice with open field and phenobarbitone-induced sleeping time tests. We have also assessed in silico the involvement of GABAA, GABAB and 5HT1 neurotransmission in its mechanism of action...
January 12, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088198/does-equity-in-healthcare-spending-exist-among-indian-states-explaining-regional-variations-from-national-sample-survey-data
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Rinshu Dwivedi, Jalandhar Pradhan
BACKGROUND: Equity and justice in healthcare payment form an integral part of health policy and planning. In the majority of low and middle-income countries (LMICs), healthcare inequalities are further aggravated by Out of Pocket Expenditure (OOPE). This paper examines the pattern of health equity and regional disparities in healthcare spending among Indian states by applying Andersen's behavioural model of healthcare utilization. METHODS: The present study uses data from the 66(th) quinquennial round of Consumer Expenditure Survey, of the National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO), conducted in 2009-10 by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), Government of India (GoI)...
January 14, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087952/an-observational-study-of-trigeminal-neuralgia-patients-taking-carbamazepine-during-the-fasting-month-of-ramadan
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A J Ajura, S H Lau, S Nur Suffia
INTRODUCTION: Trigeminal neuralgia is an agonising orofacial pain affecting unilaterally the distribution of the trigeminal nerve and it usually occurs in the middle and older age groups. Carbamazepine which is an anti-neuralgic as well as an anti-convulsant medication is the first line drug for treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. It is commonly taken as one tablet (200 mg) three times a day. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is an observational study carried out from April to September 2014 to determine how Muslim patients on carbamazepine treatment for trigeminal neuralgia cope with their neuralgic pain...
December 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079238/human-leukocyte-antigen-hladrb1-determinants-susceptibility-to-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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Batool Mutar Mahdi, Riyadh Mohamad Hasan, Wafaa Hazim Salih
BACKGROUND: - Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is characterized by diverse symptoms. There is an evidence for a genetic component to GERD as supported by familial aggregation of this disease. OBJECTIVE: - To investigate whether certain human leucocyte antigen genes HLA-DRB1 are associated with GERD. METHODS: - Patients and controls were prospectively recruited from GIT center at Al-Kindy Teaching Hospital (Baghdad-Iraq) between January 2014 and July 2016...
January 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070179/prevalence-and-factors-that-influence-smokeless-tobacco-use-among-adults-in-pastoralist-communities-of-borena-zone-ethiopia-mixed-method-study
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Edao Sinba Etu, Desta Hiko Gemeda, Mamusha Aman Hussen
BACKGROUND: Deaths due to tobacco consumption are on the rise, from 5.4 million in 2005 to 6.4 million in 2015 and 8.3 million in 2030 of which more than 80% will be in developing countries. Smokeless tobacco use is a significant health risk and cause of disease. Over 300 million people use smokeless tobacco worldwide. More than 250 million adult smokeless tobacco users are in low- and middle-income countries, the total burden of smokeless tobacco use is likely to be substantial. In Ethiopia, nationally representative data on the smokeless tobacco use is not available...
2017: Tobacco Induced Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065259/predictors-of-ramadan-fasting-during-pregnancy
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Lily A van Bilsen, Ary I Savitri, Dwirani Amelia, Mohammad Baharuddin, Diederick E Grobbee, Cuno S P M Uiterwaal
Although the health effects of Ramadan fasting during pregnancy are still unclear, it is important to identify the predictors and motivational factors involved in women's decision to observe the fast. We investigated these factors in a cross sectional study of 187 pregnant Muslim women who attended antenatal care visits in the Budi Kemuliaan Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia. The odds of adherence to fasting were reduced by 4% for every week increase in gestational age during Ramadan [odds ratio (OR) 0.96; 95% confidence interval (CI) 0...
December 2016: Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061898/metoclopramide-induced-acute-dystonic-reaction-a-case-report
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Frank-Leonel Tianyi, Valirie Ndip Agbor, Tsi Njim
BACKGROUND: Metoclopramide is a commonly used anti-emetic drug known to cause extrapyramidal symptoms as adverse effects, amongst which are dystonic reactions. These reactions are more frequent at high doses of metoclopramide, in female patients, children and adults less than 30 years of age. We hereby present the case of a 16 year old female who had dystonic reactions from metoclopramide, highlighting its unpredictable nature and the shortcomings of the management in resource-limited settings...
January 7, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057108/-nutritional-status-and-influence-of-vitamin-d-among-chinese-lactating-women-in-2013
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X H Pang, Z Y Yang, J Wang, Y F Duan, L Y Zhao, S A Yin, J Q Lai
Objective: To analyze serum vitamin D levels in Chinese lactating women, in 2013, and to evaluate their vitamin D nutritional status and influencing factors. Methods: Data were from the Chinese National Nutrition and Health Surveillance in 2013. Using the multistage stratified cluster sampling method, serum samples from lactating women, at 0-24 months postpartum, were obtained from 55 sites in 30 provinces of China, excluding the Tibet Autonomous Region. The concentration of serum vitamin D was determined by mass spectroscopy...
December 6, 2016: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057079/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-use-of-khat-a-survey-of-patients-entering-hiv-treatment-programs-in-ethiopia
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Alan R Lifson, Sale Workneh, Tibebe Shenie, Desalegn Admassu Ayana, Zenebe Melaku, Lemlem Bezabih, Hiwot Tekle Waktola, Behailu Dagne, Rose Hilk, Ken C Winters, Lucy Slater
BACKGROUND: Khat, a plant native to East Africa, has psychoactive constituents similar to amphetamine. Chronic khat use can lead to psychological dependence with multiple physical and mental health harms, complicating clinical management of people living with HIV. In two Ethiopian cities where khat is common, we evaluated prevalence and correlates of khat use among patients new to HIV care. METHODS: During 2013-2014, we surveyed 322 patients recently enrolled in HIV clinics in Dire Dawa and Harar about khat use, demographics, smoking and alcohol use, clinical illness, food insecurity, and social support...
January 6, 2017: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052765/sexual-abuse-and-risky-sexual-behaviors-among-young-female-hawkers-in-burkina-faso-a-mixed-method-study
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Saide Yacine Y A Ouédraogo, Ebrima J Sisawo, Song-Lih Huang
BACKGROUND: Young street hawkers in Burkina Faso are increasingly exposed to workplace hazards such as physical and sexual abuse, and also unsafe sexual practices. The objectives of this study were to identify the socio-demographic status and work characteristics of young female hawkers, describe their sexual behavior and their experience with regards to sex-related violence at the workplace. METHODS: The study used a mixed design combining qualitative and quantitative methods...
January 4, 2017: BMC International Health and Human Rights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050747/the-association-between-muslim-religiosity-and-young-adult-college-students-depression-anxiety-and-stress
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Mohammad Nadeem, Akhtar Ali, Muhammad Ayub Buzdar
Depression, anxiety, and stress are among major psychological disorders being predominant in present day. This study proposed to analyze the role of Muslim religiosity in male students showing these mental indications. A sample including 723 Pakistani young adults enrolled at college level was randomly chosen. Muslim Religiosity Measurement Scale and Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale were utilized to gather information. Discoveries uncover an inverse relationship between conduct and affiliation with the symptoms of mental disorders, anxiety and stress among the respondents...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039957/social-responsibility-and-the-state-s-duty-to-provide-healthcare-an-islamic-ethico-legal-perspective
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Aasim I Padela
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights asserts that governments are morally obliged to promote health and to provide access to quality healthcare, essential medicines and adequate nutrition and water to all members of society. According to UNESCO, this obligation is grounded in a moral commitment to promoting fundamental human rights and emerges from the principle of social responsibility. Yet in an era of ethical pluralism and contentions over the universality of human rights conventions, the extent to which the UNESCO Declaration can motivate behaviors and policies rests, at least in part, upon accepting the moral arguments it makes...
December 30, 2016: Developing World Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032318/psychometric-properties-of-the-persian-version-of-the-god-locus-of-health-control-glhc-a-study-on-muslim-pilgrims
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Amir Reza Nabipour, Nouzar Nakhaee, Narges Khanjani, Maryam Soltani, Hossein Zirak Moradlou, Zahrasadat Soltani
God Locus of Health Control (GHLC) scale is an instrument for assessing to what extent one believes that God controls his/her health or disease. The aim of this study was to describe the cultural adaptation of this scale and to investigate the psychometric properties of Persian version. At first, the scale was forward-translated to Persian, and then, backward-translation was conducted. Finally, the synthesized back-translated version was prepared and compared to the draft Persian-language version of the GLHC...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027907/effect-of-ramadan-fasting-on-fatigue-mood-sleepiness-and-health-related-quality-of-life-of-healthy-young-men-in-summer-time-in-germany-a-prospective-controlled-study
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Boya Nugraha, Samaneh Khoshandam Ghashang, Imad Hamdan, Christoph Gutenbrunner
Muslims around the world fast during the lunar month of Ramadan. The month consists of 29 or 30 days, which vary in length depending on geographic location and the time of year. During this month, Muslims abstain from food, drink, smoking, and sex from dawn until sunset. In 2015, Ramadan fell during the summer. As a result, Muslims in Germany fasted 19 h a day. Previous research has shown associations between fasting and mood enhancement. This study aimed to determine the effect of fasting on young, healthy males who fasted in Germany during Ramadan 2015...
December 24, 2016: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027343/recommendations-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-parkinson-disease-during-ramadan
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Philippe Damier, Jasem Al-Hashel
Importance: Every year, Ramadan fasting is practiced by many Muslim individuals. In cases of chronic disease, religious texts allow fasting to be broken. However, many believers still want to fast even at the risk of damaging their health. To our knowledge, there are no published recommendations on the medical management of Parkinson disease (PD) during Ramadan. Effective treatments exist in PD and usually require several daily drug intakes. Apart from worsening symptoms, interrupting PD treatment might lead to a severe withdrawal syndrome...
December 27, 2016: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024842/congenital-myasthenic-syndrome-in-israel-genetic-and-clinical-characterization
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Sharon Aharoni, Menachem Sadeh, Yehuda Shapira, Simon Edvardson, Muhannad Daana, Talia Dor-Wollman, Aviva Mimouni-Bloch, Ayelet Halevy, Rony Cohen, Liora Sagie, Zohar Argov, Malcolm Rabie, Ronen Spiegel, Ilana Chervinsky, Naama Orenstein, Andrew G Engel, Yoram Nevo
The objective of the study was to evaluate the epidemiology of patients with congenital myasthenic syndrome (CMS) in Israel. Targeted mutation analysis was performed based on the clinical symptoms and electrophysiological findings for known CMS. Additional specific tests were performed in patients of Iranian and/or Iraqi Jewish origin. All medical records were reviewed and clinical data, genetic mutations and outcomes were recorded. Forty-five patients with genetic mutations in known CMS genes from 35 families were identified...
November 24, 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024446/mental-health-in-a-conflict-area-migration-economic-stress-and-religiosity-in-the-three-southernmost-provinces-of-thailand
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Kathleen Ford, Aree Jampaklay, Aphichat Chamratrithirong
AIM: Three southern provinces of Thailand, Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat, have been involved in a long period of unrest due to differences between the population in the provinces and the Thai government with regard to language, culture and governance. The objectives of this article are to examine the effects of everyday stressors due to the conflict, including economic stress and migration, as well as the effect of religiosity on the reporting of psychiatric symptoms among adults in the three provinces...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Social Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017691/cultural-background-non-therapeutic-circumcision-and-the-risk-of-meatal-stenosis-and-other-urethral-stricture-disease-two-nationwide-register-based-cohort-studies-in-denmark-1977-2013
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Morten Frisch, Jacob Simonsen
BACKGROUND: Meatal stenosis is markedly more common in circumcised than genitally intact males, affecting 5-20 per cent of circumcised boys. However, no population-based study has estimated the relative risk of meatal stenosis and other urethral stricture diseases (USDs) or the population attributable fraction (AFp) associated with non-therapeutic circumcision. METHODS: In two nationwide cohort studies (comprising 4.0 million males of all ages and 810 719 non-Muslim males aged 0-36 years, respectively), we compared hospital contact rates for USD during 1977-2013 between circumcised and intact Danish males...
December 22, 2016: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009906/synthesis-and-characterization-of-asymmetrical-gemini-surfactants
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Aula Al Muslim, Dana Ayyash, Sarbjeet Singh Gujral, George M Mekhail, Praveen P N Rao, Shawn D Wettig
The effect of variation in the length of surfactant hydrocarbon tail groups was tested in a series of dissymmetric gemini surfactants (N(1)-alkyl N(1),N(1),N(3),N(3)-tetramethyl-N(3)-(6-pyren-6yl)-hexyl)propane-1,3-diammonium dibromide designated as CmC3CnBr, with m = hexyl pyrene, and n = 8, 12, 14, 16, and 18. The aggregation properties of these surfactants have been investigated by means of (1)H NMR, fluorescence spectroscopy, surface tension and electrical conductivity measurements. The critical micelle concentration (CMC) was determined using surface tension and confirmed using the specific conductance method...
December 23, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007184/preliminary-studies-on-the-stability-of-arsenolipids-implications-for-sample-handling-and-analysis
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Muslim Khan, Kevin A Francesconi
Human health risk assessments concerning arsenic are now estimating exposure through food in addition to exposure through drinking water. Intrinsic to this assessment is sample handling and preparation that maintains the arsenic species in the form that they occur in foods. We investigated the stability of three arsenolipids (two arsenic fatty acids, AsFA-362 and AsFA-388, and one arsenic hydrocarbon AsHC-332), common constituents of fish and algae, relevant to sample storage and transport, and to their preparation for quantitative measurements...
November 2016: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
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