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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646929/maternal-serum-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-in-sudanese-women-with-preeclampsia
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Eiman Agabain, Hameed Mohamed, Anas E Elsheikh, Hamdan Z Hamdan, Ishag Adam
OBJECTIVES: A case-control study was conducted at Omdurman Maternity Tertiary Hospital, Sudan, during the period from May to August 2014 to investigate AMH level in women with preeclampsia compared to healthy controls. The cases were women with preeclampsia and healthy pregnant women were the controls. The obstetrics and medical history was gathered using a questionnaire. AMH level was measured using ELISA. RESULTS: There was no significant difference between the two groups (40 in each arm of the study) in the age, parity and gestational age...
June 24, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646248/-psychiatric-care-of-refugees-in-africa-and-the-middle-east-challenges-and-solutions
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REVIEW
K Adorjan, S Mulugeta, M Odenwald, D M Ndetei, A H Osman, M Hautzinger, S Wolf, M Othman, J I Kizilhan, O Pogarell, T G Schulze
Violence, flight, famine, and natural disasters as well as the absence of a psychosocial healthcare system are major psychological burdens for refugees. The level of provision of mental healthcare is particularly low in developing countries. Internally displaced people and refugees place high demands on the healthcare system because they often suffer from psychiatric disorders, such as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and substance use disorders. We present first initiatives to improve psychiatric care in refugee camps in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Sudan...
June 23, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643203/nonhuman-primate-models-of-ebola-virus-disease
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Richard S Bennett, Louis M Huzella, Peter B Jahrling, Laura Bollinger, Gene G Olinger, Lisa E Hensley
Ebola virus disease (EVD) in humans is associated with four ebolaviruses: Ebola virus (EBOV), Sudan virus (SUDV), Bundibugyo virus (BDBV), and Taï Forest virus. To date, no documented cases of human disease have been associated with Reston virus. Here, we describe the nonhuman primate (NHP) models that currently serve as gold standards for testing ebolavirus vaccines and therapeutic agents and elucidating underlying mechanisms of pathogenesis. Although multiple models have been explored over the past 50 years, the predominance of published work has been performed in macaque models...
June 23, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641986/novel-spectrophotometric-technique-for-rapid-determination-of-extractable-pha-using-sudan-black-dye
#4
Mauricio A Porras, Marcelo A Villar, María A Cubitto
Classical techniques employed to determine the amount of extractable poly(hydroxyalkanoate)s (PHAs) from cells, are laborious and destructive. Sudan black staining is commonly used in the laboratory to investigate the presence of intracellular PHA. The aim of the present study was to develop a low-cost alternative technique to achieve a quick determination of extractable intracellular PHA. This methodology employs a basic laboratory spectroscopy equipment and Sudan black dye for spectra determination. The correlation between the content of PHA in cell samples taken directly from the culture flask and its spectra was determined using partial least square regression analysis and simple linear regression analysis...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631110/expression-of-hsp27-and-hsp70-and-vacuolization-in-the-pituitary-glands-in-cases-of-fatal-hypothermia
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Elke Doberentz, Philipp Markwerth, Rebecca Wagner, Burkhard Madea
Hypothermia causes systemic cellular stress. The pituitary gland is an endocrine gland and plays an important role in thermoregulation. When the core body temperature drops, the pituitary gland is activated by stimulation of hypothalamic hormones. In this study, we investigated morphological alterations of the pituitary gland in cases of fatal hypothermia. Several morphological alterations of the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland, such as hemorrhage, vacuolization, and hyperemia, have been previously described in fatal hypothermia...
June 19, 2017: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628796/evaluation-of-cd-cr-cu-ni-and-pb-in-selected-cosmetic-products-from-jordanian-sudanese-and-syrian-markets
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A M Massadeh, M Y El-Khateeb, S M Ibrahim
OBJECTIVES: There is no sufficient data that evaluate heavy metal content in cosmetic products in Jordan as well as Sudan and Syria. This study aims to assess metal levels which include Cadmium (Cd), Chromium (Cr), Copper (Cu), Nickel (Ni), and Lead (Pb) in cosmetic products. These elements have draft limits because they are identified as potential impurities and are known to be toxic. This study aims to provide information to the population that may be beneficial to public health. STUDY DESIGN: Samples were collected from different brands obtained from markets in Jordan, Sudan, and Syria...
June 16, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626546/o-blood-group-as-a-risk-factor-for-helicobacter-pylori-igg-seropositivity-among-pregnant-sudanese-women
#7
Gasim I Gasim, Abdelmageed Elmugabil, Hamdan Z Hamdan, Duria A Rayis, Ishag Adam
The objective was to investigate the prevalence and the association between blood groups and Helicobacter pylori IgG seropositivity among pregnant Sudanese women. A cross-sectional survey was carried-out at Saad Abul Ela Maternity Hospital, Khartoum, Sudan during the period of July 2014 through December 2015. Questionnaires covering socio-demographic and obstetrics information were administered. Specific H. pylori IgG antibody was analysed using ELISA. One hundred eighty six pregnant women were enrolled. The mean (SD) of the age, parity was 28...
June 7, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620774/-in-my-culture-we-don-t-know-anything-about-that-sexual-and-reproductive-health-of-migrant-and-refugee-women
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Christine Metusela, Jane Ussher, Janette Perz, Alexandra Hawkey, Marina Morrow, Renu Narchal, Jane Estoesta, Melissa Monteiro
PURPOSE: Migrant and refugee women are at risk of negative sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes due to low utilisation of SRH services. SRH is shaped by socio-cultural factors which can act as barriers to knowledge and influence access to healthcare. Research is needed to examine constructions and experiences of SRH in non-English-speaking migrant and refugee women, across a range of cultural groups. METHOD: This qualitative study examined the constructions and experiences of SRH among recent migrant and refugee women living in Sydney, Australia, and Vancouver, Canada...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619635/production-and-characterization-of-polyhydroxyalkanoic-acid-from-bacillus-thuringiensis-using-different-carbon-substrates
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Olubusola A Odeniyi, Olakunle J Adeola
Polyhydroxyalkanoic acids (PHA) are biodegradable microbially synthesised polymers which can act as alternatives to conventional petrochemical based plastics. Bacterial isolates from soil and sewage samples were screened for the ability to accumulate PHA using Sudan Black B dye, and growth conditions of the best PHA accumulating bacterium was optimized. The PHA produced was characterized by FTIR spectroscopy. Eight PHA-producing bacteria were isolated and isolate SBC4 which had the highest percentage accumulation of 30% was genotypically identified as Bacillus thuringiensis and selected for further studies...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615842/retro-bulbar-cyst-of-coenurus-gaigeri-in-barbari-goats
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Nitika Sharma, Ashok Kumar, Vinay Chaturvedi, Shivsharanappa Nayakwadi, A K Mishra, M K Singh, R P Pandey, Ashish Srivastava, S Purohit, Vikrant Sudan
Two adult Barbari goats were presented to the Division of Animal Health of the Institute with the history of unilateral protrusion of the left eye ball, blepharitis and congestion of the conjunctival membrane. Physical and ultrasonographical examination revealed large fluctuating fluid filled bladder with distinct dimensions. The cysts were successfully removed along with its membrane and parasitological examination revealed it as a Coenurus gaigeri, the intermediate stage of T. multiceps gaigeri. The present report describes the retro-bulbar cyst of Coenurus gaigeri in two Barbari goats...
June 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615211/vesicular-stomatitis-virus-pseudotyped-with-ebola-virus-glycoprotein-serves-as-a-protective-non-infectious-vaccine-against-ebola-virus-challenge-in-mice
#11
Nicholas J Lennemann, Andrew S Herbert, Rachel Brouillette, Bethany Rhein, Russell A Bakken, Katherine J Perschbacher, Ashley L Cooney, Catherine L Miller-Hunt, Patrick Ten Eyck, Julia Biggins, Gene Olinger, John M Dye, Wendy Maury
The recent Ebola virus (EBOV) epidemic in West Africa demonstrates the potential for a significant public health burden caused by filoviral infections. No vaccine or antiviral is currently FDA-approved. To expand the vaccine options potentially available, we assessed protection conferred by an EBOV vaccine composed of vesicular stomatitis virus pseudovirions that lack native G glycoprotein (VSVΔG) and bear EBOV glycoprotein (GP). These pseudovirions mediate a single round of infection. Both single dose and prime/boost vaccination regimens protected mice against lethal challenge with mouse-adapted Ebola virus (ma-EBOV) in a dose-dependent manner...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614375/burden-of-trachoma-in-five-counties-of-eastern-equatoria-state-south-sudan-results-from-population-based-surveys
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Angelia M Sanders, Aisha E P Stewart, Samuel Makoy, Joy J Chebet, Peter Magok, Aja Kuol, Carla Blauvelt, Richard Lako, John Rumunu, E Kelly Callahan, Scott D Nash
BACKGROUND: In order to decrease the prevalence of trachoma within the country, the Republic of South Sudan has implemented components of the SAFE strategy in various counties since 2001. Five counties in Eastern Equatoria state were surveyed in order to monitor progress of programmatic interventions and determine if additional rounds of Mass Drug Administration with azithromycin were needed. METHODOLOGY/ PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Five counties (Budi, Lafon, Kapoeta East, Kapoeta South and Kapoeta North) were surveyed from April to October 2015...
June 14, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613436/the-incremental-cost-of-incompatible-living-donor-kidney-transplant-a-national-cohort-analysis
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David Axelrod, Krista L Lentine, Mark A Schnitzler, Xun Luo, Huiling Xiao, Babak J Orandi, Allan Massie, Jacqueline Garonzik-Wang, Mark D Stegall, Stanley C Jordan, Jose Oberholzer, Ty B Dunn, Lloyd E Ratner, Sandip Kapur, Ronald P Pelletier, John P Roberts, Marc L Melcher, Pooja Singh, Debra L Sudan, Marc P Posner, Jose M El-Amm, Ron Shapiro, Matthew Cooper, George S Lipkowitz, Michael A Rees, Christopher L Marsh, Bashir R Sankari, David A Gerber, Paul W Nelson, Jason Wellen, Adel Bozorgzadeh, A Osama Gaber, Robert A Montgomery, Dorry L Segev
Incompatible living donor kidney transplant (ILDKT) has been established as an effective option for end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients with willing but HLA incompatible live donors, reducing mortality and improving quality of life. Depending upon antibody titer, ILDKT can require highly resource intensive procedure including intravenous immunoglobulin, plasma exchange and/or cell depleting antibody treatment as well as protocol biopsies and DSA testing. This study sought to compare the cost and Medicare reimbursement, exclusive of organ acquisition payment, for ILDKT recipients (N=926) with varying antibody titers to matched compatible transplants (N=2762) performed between 2002-2011...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613393/comparison-of-the-toxicity-of-the-dyes-sudan-ii-and-sudan-iv-to-catalase
#14
Tong Li, Minglu Hao, Jie Pan, Wansong Zong, Rutao Liu
The mechanisms of the toxicity of Sudan dyes to the key antioxidant enzyme catalase (CAT) were investigated by spectroscopic methods, calorimetry techniques, enzyme activity assay, and molecular docking. Results showed that Sudan dyes bound to CAT through hydrophobic force, which changed the microenvironment of tryptophan and tyrosine residues, leading to a conformational alteration and shrinkage of the protein. Enzyme activity assay and molecular docking revealed that the activity of CAT was slightly inhibited in the presence of Sudan dyes...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610210/a-new-genus-and-species-of-clearwing-moths-lepidoptera-sesiidae-from-south-sudan
#15
Oleg G Gorbunov, Vladimir O Gurko
A new clearwing moth genus and species is described and illustrated from South Sudan: Lolibaia salimi gen. nov. et sp. nov.. This is the first record of the family Sesiidae from that country. The holotype is deposited in the collection of the A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.
June 11, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609880/new-species-of-bacuma-cameron-hymenoptera-braconidae-braconinae-from-kenya-and-west-darfur-with-a-key-to-species
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Donald L J Quicke, Travis J Guy, Simon VAN Noort, Gavin R Broad, Buntika A Butcher
Three new species of the Afrotropical braconine wasp genus Bacuma are described, and biological observations (nectar feeding) by one of them are noted. The new species are: B. kayserae Quicke & Butcher sp. nov. from Kenya, B. madiensis Quicke & Butcher sp. nov. from Uganda and B. darfurensis Quicke & Butcher sp. nov. from Sudan. A group of four large nominal species with red metasomas and finely sculptured tergites (B. granulatus, B. maculipennis, B. rufa and B. whitei) may represent a single widespread species or a pair of species separated by mesoscutum colour, or four separate but morphologically very similar species...
May 8, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607637/the-perceived-stress-and-approach-to-learning-effects-on-academic-performance-among-sudanese-medical-students
#17
Hyder Osman Mirghni, Mohammed Adam Ahmed Elnour
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing awareness of the perceived stress and approach to learning effects on academic achievement. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the educational environment and approach to learning in clinical phase medical students. METHODS: This comparative cross-sectional study was conducted among fifty-nine clinical stage medical students at Omdurman Islamic University (Khartoum, Sudan) during the period from June to August 2016...
April 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603611/subtotal-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-influences-the-rate-of-conversion-in-patients-with-difficult-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-case-series
#18
W E Abdelrahim, Kamal E Elsiddig, A A Wahab, M Saad, H Saeed, E A G Khalil
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to show that subtotal laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SLC) is a safe procedure that reduces the rate of conversion in patients with difficult laporoscopic cholecystectomies in resource-meagre settings. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Following informed consent, patients with gallstones reporting to Atbara Medical Centre, Atbara, Northern Sudan from February 2012 to July 2013 were managed laparoscopically except those with choledocholithiasis. SLC was done for patients with difficult cholecystectomy and obscured Callot's triangle...
July 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599360/lessons-learned-from-khartoum-flash-flood-impacts-an-integrated-assessment
#19
Mohamad Ibrahim Mahmood, Nadir Ahmed Elagib, Finlay Horn, Suhair A G Saad
This study aims at enabling the compilation of key lessons for decision makers and urban planners in rapidly urbanizing cities regarding the identification of representative, chief causal natural and human factors for the increased level of flash flood risk. To achieve this, the impacts of flash flood events of 2013 and 2014 in the capital of Sudan, Khartoum, were assessed using seven integrated approaches, i.e. rainfall data analysis, document analysis of affected people and houses, observational fieldwork in the worst flood affected areas, people's perception of causes and mitigation measures through household interviews, reported drinking water quality, reported water-related diseases and social risk assessment...
June 8, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598375/allogrooming-self-grooming-and-touching-behavior-contamination-routes-of-leaf-cutting-ant-workers-using-a-fat-soluble-tracer-dye
#20
Roberto da Silva Camargo, Carolina Puccini, Luiz Carlos Forti, Carlos Alberto Oliveira de Matos
The aim of this study was to determine whether worker self-grooming, allogrooming, and direct contact promotes the dispersal of substances among members of the colony. For this purpose, a tracer (Sudan III dye) was applied topically to a worker ant and the social interactions between the worker with the tracer and workers without the tracer were studied. Additionally, the worker heads were dissected to visualize whether or not the post-pharyngeal gland was stained. The post-pharyngeal glands from 50% to 70% of workers were stained depending on the size of the group...
June 9, 2017: Insects
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