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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545675/changes-in-viral-hepatitis-b-screening-practices-over-time-in-west-african-hiv-clinics
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P A Coffie, A Patassi, A Doumbia, G Bado, E Messou, A Minga, E Allah-Kouadio, D M Zannou, M Seydi, A R Kakou, F Dabis, G Wandeler
BACKGROUND: We aimed to describe changes in hepatitis B screening practices over a 3-year period among HIV-infected patients in West Africa. METHODS: A medical chart review was conducted in urban HIV treatment centers in Ivory Coast (3 sites), Benin, Burkina Faso, Senegal, and Togo (1 site each). Among patients who started antiretroviral treatment between 2010 and 2012, 100 per year were randomly selected from each clinic. Demographic, clinical, and laboratory data was collected using a standardized questionnaire...
May 22, 2017: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543396/functional-and-structural-assessment-of-the-effect-of-human-umbilical-cord-blood-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity
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Somia H Abd Allah, Samia Hussein, Mai M Hasan, Raghda H A Deraz, Wafaa F Hussein, Laila M E Sabik
Cardiomyopathy induced by doxorubicin (DOX) was recognized at an early stage and also several years after drug administration. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have many properties that make them suitable for preventive and/ or regenerative therapies. In this study, we evaluated the effect of MSCs in the functional and the structural improvement of DOX-induced cardiomyopathy in rats. Ninety adult male albino rats were randomly divided into three equal groups of thirty rats each: Group I (control): rats received normal saline...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539856/natural-regulatory-anticoagulants-proteins-among-sudanese-patients-with-dengue-virus-infection
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Bashir Abdrhman Bashir, Osman Khalaf Allah Saeed
THE COAGULATION SYSTEM: Abnormalities in natural physiologic anticoagulants are observed in dengue infection. Laboratory values such as protein C (PC), protein S (PS), and antithrombin (AT) indicate this problem on the coagulation system in dengue. Recently, an interrelationship between dengue and the levels of natural anticoagulants has been observed. OBJECTIVE: The study conducted to find out the effect of dengue on the natural anticoagulant proteins. METHODS: A case-control study was conducted in Port Sudan Teaching Hospital from February 2013 to June 2014 for 334 cases of dengue caused by dengue virus, 217 (65%) males and 117 (35%) were females along with 101 cases of control 64 (63...
April 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535997/sperm-sexing-in-nili-ravi-buffalo-through-modified-swim-up-validation-using-sybr-%C3%A2-green-real-time-pcr
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Asma-Ul-Husna, Muhammad Amjad Awan, Abid Mehmood, Tasawar Sultana, Qaisar Shahzad, Muhammad Sajjad Ansari, Bushra Allah Rakha, S M Saqlan Naqvi, Shamim Akhter
Sperm sexing through flow-sorting technology is relatively expensive, requires considerable technical support and is actually not practicable in many developing countries. The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of producing enriched pools of X or Y chromosome-bearing sperm by a modified swim-up method. For this purpose semen was collected from five mature Nili-Ravi buffalo bulls for a period of six weeks. The qualifying ejaculates were divided into two aliquots for further processing through modified swim-up or control (untreated)...
May 6, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534098/effect-of-the-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-and-thiamine-for-the-management-of-diabetes-in-alloxan-induced-mice-a-stereological-and-biochemical-study
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Abdolrahman Amiri, Rahmat Allah Fatahian Dehkordi, Mohamad Saeed Heidarnejad, Mohsen Jafarian Dehkordi
This research was carried out to evaluate the antidiabetic effects of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) and thiamine following experimental diabetes. Fifty-six 6-week-old female mice were used and divided into seven groups of eight animals. Diabetes was induced in fasted mice by using intraperitoneal (IP) injection of alloxan (180 mg/kg). Groups included (I) non-diabetic control, (II) thiamine (30 mg/l, IP), (III) alloxan-induced diabetic mice, (IV) diabetes + ZnO NPs (0.1 mg/kg IP), (V) diabetes + ZnO NPs (0...
May 22, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527533/global-regional-and-national-burden-of-cardiovascular-diseases-for-10-causes-1990-to-2015
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Gregory A Roth, Catherine Johnson, Amanuel Abajobir, Foad Abd-Allah, Semaw Ferede Abera, Gebre Abyu, Muktar Ahmed, Baran Aksut, Tahiya Alam, Khurshid Alam, François Alla, Nelson Alvis-Guzman, Stephen Amrock, Hossein Ansari, Johan Ärnlöv, Hamid Asayesh, Tesfay Mehari Atey, Leticia Avila-Burgos, Ashish Awasthi, Amitava Banerjee, Aleksandra Barac, Till Bärnighausen, Lars Barregard, Neeraj Bedi, Ezra Belay Ketema, Derrick Bennett, Gebremedhin Berhe, Zulfiqar Bhutta, Shimelash Bitew, Jonathan Carapetis, Juan Jesus Carrero, Deborah Carvalho Malta, Carlos Andres Castañeda-Orjuela, Jacqueline Castillo-Rivas, Ferrán Catalá-López, Jee-Young Choi, Hanne Christensen, Massimo Cirillo, Leslie Cooper, Michael Criqui, David Cundiff, Albertino Damasceno, Lalit Dandona, Rakhi Dandona, Kairat Davletov, Samath Dharmaratne, Prabhakaran Dorairaj, Manisha Dubey, Rebecca Ehrenkranz, Maysaa El Sayed Zaki, Emerito Jose A Faraon, Alireza Esteghamati, Talha Farid, Maryam Farvid, Valery Feigin, Eric L Ding, Gerry Fowkes, Tsegaye Gebrehiwot, Richard Gillum, Audra Gold, Philimon Gona, Rajeev Gupta, Tesfa Dejenie Habtewold, Nima Hafezi-Nejad, Tesfaye Hailu, Gessessew Bugssa Hailu, Graeme Hankey, Hamid Yimam Hassen, Kalkidan Hassen Abate, Rasmus Havmoeller, Simon I Hay, Masako Horino, Peter J Hotez, Kathryn Jacobsen, Spencer James, Mehdi Javanbakht, Panniyammakal Jeemon, Denny John, Jost Jonas, Yogeshwar Kalkonde, Chante Karimkhani, Amir Kasaeian, Yousef Khader, Abdur Khan, Young-Ho Khang, Sahil Khera, Abdullah T Khoja, Jagdish Khubchandani, Daniel Kim, Dhaval Kolte, Soewarta Kosen, Kristopher J Krohn, G Anil Kumar, Gene Kwan, Dharmesh Kumar Lal, Anders Larsson, Shai Linn, Alan Lopez, Paulo A Lotufo, Hassan Magdy Abd El Razek, Reza Malekzadeh, Mohsen Mazidi, Toni Meier, Kidanu Gebremariam Meles, George Mensah, Atte Meretoja, Haftay Mezgebe, Ted Miller, Erkin Mirrakhimov, Shafiu Mohammed, Andrew E Moran, Kamarul Imran Musa, Jagat Narula, Bruce Neal, Frida Ngalesoni, Grant Nguyen, Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer, Mayowa Owolabi, George Patton, João Pedro, Dima Qato, Mostafa Qorbani, Kazem Rahimi, Rajesh Kumar Rai, Salman Rawaf, Antônio Ribeiro, Saeid Safiri, Joshua A Salomon, Itamar Santos, Milena Santric Milicevic, Benn Sartorius, Aletta Schutte, Sadaf Sepanlou, Masood Ali Shaikh, Min-Jeong Shin, Mehdi Shishehbor, Hirbo Shore, Diego Augusto Santos Silva, Eugene Sobngwi, Saverio Stranges, Soumya Swaminathan, Rafael Tabarés-Seisdedos, Niguse Tadele Atnafu, Fisaha Tesfay, J S Thakur, Amanda Thrift, Roman Topor-Madry, Thomas Truelsen, Stefanos Tyrovolas, Kingsley Nnanna Ukwaja, Olalekan Uthman, Tommi Vasankari, Vasiliy Vlassov, Stein Emil Vollset, Tolassa Wakayo, David Watkins, Robert Weintraub, Andrea Werdecker, Ronny Westerman, Charles Shey Wiysonge, Charles Wolfe, Abdulhalik Workicho, Gelin Xu, Yuichiro Yano, Paul Yip, Naohiro Yonemoto, Mustafa Younis, Chuanhua Yu, Theo Vos, Mohsen Naghavi, Christopher Murray
BACKGROUND: The burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) remains unclear in many regions of the world. OBJECTIVES: The GBD (Global Burden of Disease) 2015 study integrated data on disease incidence, prevalence, and mortality to produce consistent, up-to-date estimates for cardiovascular burden. METHODS: CVD mortality was estimated from vital registration and verbal autopsy data. CVD prevalence was estimated using modeling software and data from health surveys, prospective cohorts, health system administrative data, and registries...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521546/the-effect-of-aloe-vera-gel-and-sweet-almond-oil-on-striae-gravidarum-in-nulliparous-women
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Maryam Hajhashemi, Mahmoud Rafieian, Hojjat Allah Rouhi Boroujeni, Sepideh Miraj, Shadman Memarian, Atefeh Keivani, Fedyeh Haghollahi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Striae are linear depressions of the skin and causes psychological and sexual problems in person. Different methods are used to prevent and treat them but there is no definitive method. We compared the effect of Aloe vera gel and sweet almond oil on striae gravidarum. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this double-blind clinical trial, 160 nulliparous women were enrolled and randomly divided into three case groups and one control group. The four groups were given 700 g Aloe vera, sweet almond oil, and base cream to use topically on the abdominal skin and forth group don't receive any medication as control group in five steps, they were examined study's variables (itching, erythema, and spread of striae) using statistical tests in SPSS...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516222/population-data-of-17-y-strs-yfiler-from-punjabis-and-kashmiris-of-pakistan
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Atif Adnan, Allah Rakha, Anum Noor, Mannis van Oven, Arwin Ralf, Manfred Kayser
Pakistan harbors 16 major ethnic groups including Punjabis (56% of total population) and Kashmiri (6% of total population). Here, we report data of 17 Y-chromosomal short tandem repeats (Y-STRs) genotyped with the AmpFlSTR Y-filer™ PCR Amplification kit in 94 Punjabis and 101 Kashmiris. The estimated haplotype diversity was higher in Punjabis (0.996) than that in Kashmiris (0.983). Furthermore, we performed population genetic analyses by including data from six other Pakistani groups. The presented haplotype data were recently included in the Y-Chromosome Haplotype Reference Database (YHRD) for future forensic and other usage...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504443/bat-ectoparasites-nycteribiidae-streblidae-siphonaptera-heteroptera-mesostigmata-argasidae-and-ixodidae-from-algeria
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Mohammed Lamine Bendjeddou, Hibat Allah Loumassine, Ingo Scheffler, Zihad Bouslama, Zuhair Amr
Twenty two species of ectoparasites (Family Nycteribiidae: Nycteribia (Listropoda) schmidlii schmidlii, Nycteribia (Nycteribia) latreillii, Nycteribia (Nycteribia) pedicularia, Penicillidia (Penicillidia) dufourii, and Phthiridium biarticulatum; Family Streblidae: Brachytarsina (Brachytarsina) flavipennis and Raymondia huberi; Order Siphonaptera: Rhinolophopsylla unipectinata arabs, Nycteridopsylla longiceps, Araeopsylla gestroi, Ischnopsyllus intermedius, and Ischnopsyllus octactenus; Order Heteroptera: Cimex pipistrelli, Cimex lectularius, and Cacodmus vicinus; Class Arachnida: Order Mesostigmata: Spinturnix myoti and Eyndhovenia euryalis; Order Ixodida: Family Argasidae: Argas transgariepinus and Argas vespertilionis; Family Ixodidae: Hyalomma dromedarii, Ixodes ricinus, and Ixodes vespertilionis) were recovered from 19 bat species in Algeria...
June 2017: Journal of Vector Ecology: Journal of the Society for Vector Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491252/inhibitory-effects-of-carvacrol-on-the-expression-of-secreted-aspartyl-proteinases-1-3-in-fluconazole-resistant-candida-albicans-isolates
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Seyedeh Sedigheh Hosseini, Mohammad Hossein Yadegari, Masoumeh Rajabibazl, Ezzat Allah Ghaemi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Secreted Aspartyl Proteinase (SAP) is one of the main virulence factors in the pathogenesis of Candida. This enzyme is encoded by a family of at least ten genes. Among these genes, the role of SAP1-3 in mucosal infections is evident. This study aimed to investigate the expression of SAP1-3 genes of Candida albicans isolates after treatment with Echinophora platyloba extract, carvacrol and caspofungin drug. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Vaginal samples of 68 women with suspected vaginitis were obtained and cultured...
December 2016: Iranian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490946/plant-species-and-communities-assessment-in-interaction-with-edaphic-and-topographic-factors-an-ecological-study-of-the-mount-eelum-district-swat-pakistan
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Murad Khan, Shujaul Mulk Khan, Muhammad Ilyas, Abdulaziz A Alqarawi, Zeeshan Ahmad, Elsayed Fathi Abd Allah
The current analyses of vegetation were aimed to study the different effects of environmental variables and plant species and communities interaction to these variables, identified threats to local vegetation and suggestion for remedial measures in the Mount Eelum, Swat, Pakistan. For assessment of environmental variability quantitative ecological techniques were used through quadrats having sizes of 2 × 2, 5 × 5 and 10 × 10 m(2) for herbs, shrubs and trees respectively. Result of the present study revealed 124 plant species in the study area...
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486434/neonatal-and-maternal-25-oh-vitamin-d-serum-levels-in-neonates-with-early-onset-sepsis
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Taha Soliman Gamal, Abd-Allah Sayed Madiha, Mostafa Kamel Hanan, Mohamed El-Mazary Abdel-Azeem, Gamil S Marian
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is important for calcium metabolism and plays an important role in the immune functions. The aim of this study was to measure neonatal and maternal 25-OH vitamin D serum levels in neonates with early onset sepsis. The study included fifty neonates with early onset sepsis (25 full-term and 25 preterm infants) and thirty age and sex matched healthy neonates as controls. After history taking and clinical examination, complete blood count, C-reactive protein and 25-OH vitamin D serum levels (neonatal and maternal) were measured for all neonates...
May 9, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481091/thiazolothiazole-fluorophores-exhibiting-strong-fluorescence-and-viologen-like-reversible-electrochromism
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Alexis N Woodward, Justin M Kolesar, Sara R Hall, Nemah-Allah Saleh, Daniel S Jones, Michael G Walter
The synthesis, electrochemical, and photophysical characterization of N,N'-dialkylated and N,N'-dibenzylated dipyridinium thiazolo[5,4-d]thiazole derivatives are reported. The thiazolothiazole (TTz2+) viologens exhibit strong blue fluorescence with high quantum yields between 0.8 - 0.96. The dioctyl, dimethyl, and dibenzyl derivatives also show distinctive and reversible yellow to dark blue electrochromism at low reduction potentials. The fused bicyclic thiazolo[5,4-]thiazole heterocycle allows the alkylated pyridinium groups to remain planar, strongly affecting their elec-trochemical properties...
May 8, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465799/immunoglobulin-g-and-m-levels-in-childhood-nephrotic-syndrome-two-centers-egyptian-study
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Ghada Mohamed El Mashad, Soha Abd El Hady Ibrahim, Sameh Abd Allah Abdelnaby
INTRODUCTION: Idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS) is the most common glomerular disease in children. Immune cell subsets may play a role in pathogenesis of INS. We aimed to assess immunoglobulin G (IgG) and immunoglobulin M (IgM) levels in children with nephrotic syndrome (NS) to predict prognosis of the disease and response to treatment. METHODS: This prospective case control study was done in Pediatric Nephrology Units at Minoufia and Benha University Hospitals, during the period from 1st March 2014 to 30th June 2015...
February 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458431/a-pharmacological-evidence-for-the-presence-of-antihistaminic-and-anticholinergic-activities-in-equisetum-debile-roxb
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Shahrukh Ali, Muhammad Ovais Omer, Mueen Ahmad Chaudhry, Muhammad Ashraf, Allah Bukhsh
OBJECTIVE: The study was designed to evaluate possible antihistaminic and anticholinergic activities of Equisetum debile. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Effects of crude ethanolic (Ed.Eth) and effects of crude aqueous (Ed.Aq) extracts of E. debile were studied using isolated guinea pig ileum, rabbit jejunum, and rabbit trachea. Tissue responses were recorded using isotonic and isometric transducers, connected with PowerLab data acquisition system. RESULTS: A dose-dependent (0...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453959/uroflowmetric-changes-success-rate-and-complications-following-tension-free-vaginal-tape-obturator-tvt-o-operation-in-obese-females
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Reham Fouad, Yahia M El-Faissal, Ahmed T Hashem, Sherine H Gad Allah
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to evaluate the outcome of Tension-free Vaginal Tape Obturator (TVT-O) operation in the treatment of urodynamic stress incontinence (USI) in obese females, with respect to uroflowmetric changes, success rate and postoperative complications. METHODS: This prospective observational study included 26 patients with USI at the Obstetrics & Gynecology department-Cairo University hospital during the year 2015. The participants had body mass index (BMI)≥30...
April 23, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440502/marine-actinomycete-crude-extracts-with-potent-trail-resistance-overcoming-activity-against-breast-cancer-cells
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Mohammed I Y Elmallah, Olivier Micheau, Mennat Allah G Eid, Ali M S Hebishy, Mohamed S Abdelfattah
Tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) is a promising anticancer agent, as it can kill tumor cells selectively. In our search of bioactive natural products to overcome TRAIL-resistance, we isolated 47 actinomycete strains from different sediments and seawater samples collected from the Red Sea coast in Egypt and found four crude extracts (EGY1, EGY3, EGY24 and EGY34) displaying TRAIL sensitizing activity in the resistant breast cancer cell line MDA-MB-231. None of these crude extracts exhibited cytotoxic effect on normal mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEF), with the exception of EGY34...
April 21, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417058/recognition-of-a-rare-intrathoracic-rib-with-computed-tomography-a-case-report
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Mohammad-Amin Abdollahifar, Shabnam Abdi, Mohammad Bayat, Reza Masteri Farahani, Hojjat-Allah Abbaszadeh
One of the uncommon congenital variations is intrathoracic rib which a normal, a bifid, or an accessory rib lies within the thoracic cavity that is founded accidentally. Clinically, in most cases they are without symptoms; however, it may cause intrathoracic problems therefore it is important for radiologists and physicians to identify to prevent of excessive intervention and treatment during imaging diagnostic techniques of thoracic problems. In this report, we provide the case of a rare presentation of an intrathoracic rib in a 3-year-old boy arising from the inferior portion of a second rib based on findings from computed tomography...
March 2017: Anatomy & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412091/lansoprazole-halts-contrast-induced-nephropathy-through-activation-of-nrf2-pathway-in-rats
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Sahar A Khaleel, Amany A Alzokaky, Nahed A Raslan, Asmaa I Alwakeel, Heba G Abd El-Aziz, Adel R Abd-Allah
Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is an important cause of acute kidney injury characterized by significant mortality and morbidity. To date, there is no successful protective regimen for CIN especially in poor kidney function patients. Lansoprazole has been shown to exert antioxidant action through induction of nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) pathway. The aim of the present study is to investigate the potential of lansoprazole to activate Nrf2 pathway in the kidney and consequently to protect against oxidative stress induced by iodinated contrast media...
May 25, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387877/molecular-diversity-of-pakistani-mango-mangifera-indica-l-varieties-based-on-microsatellite-markers
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T Nazish, G Shabbir, A Ali, S Sami-Ul-Allah, M Naeem, M Javed, S Batool, H Arshad, S B Hussain, K Aslam, R Seher, M Tahir, M Baber
Understanding the genetic diversity of different Pakistani mango varieties is important for germplasm management and varietal characterization. Microsatellites are efficient and highly polymorphic markers for comparative genome mapping, and were used in the present study to determine the genetic relatedness and variability among 15 indigenous mango cultivars (Mangifera indica L.). Overall, 181 bands were produced using 12 simple sequence repeat (SSR) primers. Out of the 12 primers used, 10 were polymorphic and two were monomorphic...
April 5, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
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