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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921025/prostate-specific-antigen-rising-in-iranian-men-in-correlation-with-body-mass-index-fasting-blood-sugar-and-blood-lipid-profile
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Davood Arab, Arash Ardestani Zadeh, Majid Mirmohammadkhani, Azadeh Beiglarzadeh
BACKGROUND: Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a serine protease that is secreted by prostate cells and it is useful as a tumor marker for prostate cancer. OBJECTIVES: In this study, the relationship between some of metabolic factors and serum PSA level was investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, patients with urinary symptoms or for screening of the prostate cancer (after 50 years of age or 40 years with a family history of prostate cancer), were evaluated...
October 2016: Journal of Nephropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920408/asthma-and-other-allergic-diseases-among-saudi-schoolchildren-in-najran-the-need-for-a-comprehensive-intervention-program
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Jobran M Alqahtani
BACKGROUND: In the last three decades, an increasing incidence of allergic diseases has been associated with increasing morbidity and mortality in children and young adults. OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to investigate the prevalence and risk factors associated with allergic diseases among Saudi schoolchildren in the southwestern Saudi region of Najran, and to determine the sensitization of patients to a set of allergens. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study...
November 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919689/seasonal-dynamics-of-human-retinol-status-in-mobile-pastoralists-in-chad
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Lisa Crump, Mahamat Béchir, Bongo Naré Richard Ngandolo, Doumagoum Moto Daugla, Jan Hattendorf, Jakob Zinsstag
Vitamin A deficiency is a prevalent public health problem in Africa and South-East Asia, although national population based surveys are lacking in many countries. This study investigated seasonal variation of human retinol concentrations in Chadian mobile pastoralists to identify critical time periods for interventions addressing vitamin A deficiency. The repeated cross-sectional study design used convenience sampling during three seasons to include 327 Fulani, Gorane and Arab adult mobile pastoralists in nine camps in the Lake Chad area...
December 2, 2016: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919495/clinical-characteristics-of-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-enrolled-in-a-new-registry-in-egypt
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Magd Zakaria, Dina A Zamzam, Mohamed A Abdel Hafeez, Mahmoud S Swelam, Shaimaa S Khater, Mai F Fahmy, Ayman Abdel Hady, Mohamed M Fouad, Azza Abdel Nasser, Hany Aref, Mohsen Gadallah
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological studies of multiple sclerosis (MS) are lacking in Egypt. OBJECTIVE: To study the characteristics of Egyptian patients with multiple sclerosis in a new registry in a major tertiary referral centre in Cairo, Egypt. SUBJECT AND METHODS: Patients were from the project MS database of the Multiple Sclerosis Unit at Ain Shams University Hospitals (N=950). We conducted a detailed medical history and examination including the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS)...
November 2016: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915174/molecular-and-physiological-responses-of-iranian-perennial-ryegrass-as-affected-by-trinexapac-ethyl-paclobutrazol-and-abscisic-acid-under-drought-stress
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Mohammad Hossein Sheikh Mohammadi, Nematollah Etemadi, Mohammad Mehdi Arab, Mostafa Aalifar, Mostafa Arab, Mohammad Pessarakli
Drought stress is the major limiting factor which affects turfgrass management in area with restricted rainfall or irrigation water supply. Trinexapac ethyl (TE), Paclobutrazol (PAC) and Abscisic acid (ABA) are three plant growth regulators (PGRs) that are commonly used on turf species for increasing their tolerance to different environmental stresses such as drought. However, little is known about the impact of PGRs on stress tolerance of Iranian Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne). The present study was conducted to examine the visual and physiological changes of Iranian Perennial ryegrass in response to foliar application of TE, PAC, and ABA under drought stress conditions...
November 27, 2016: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915157/double-injection-single-detection-asymmetric-flow-injection-manifold-for-spectrophotometric-determination-of-ascorbic-acid-and-uric-acid-selection-the-optimal-conditions-by-mcdm-approach-based-on-different-criteria-weighting-methods
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Samira Boroumand, Mansour Arab Chamjangali, Ghadamali Bagherian
A simple and sensitive double injection/single detector flow injection analysis (FIA) method is proposed for the simultaneous kinetic determination of ascorbic acid (AA) and uric acid (UA). This method is based upon the difference between the rates of the AA and UA reactions with Fe(3+) in the presence of 1, 10-phenanthroline (phen). The absorbance of Fe(2+)/1, 10-phenanthroline (Fe-phen) complex obtained as the product was measured spectrophotometrically at 510nm. To reach a good accuracy in the differential kinetic determination via the mathematical manipulations of the transient signals, different criteria were considered in the selection of the optimum conditions...
November 20, 2016: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910710/management-of-a-pregnant-woman-with-thyrotropinoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Carolina M Perdomo, Jorge A Árabe, Miguel Á Idoate, Juan C Galofré
INTRODUCTION: Pituitary disorders during pregnancy are uncommon. The approach should include a close follow-up in order to reduce maternal and fetal risks associated with physiological changes during pregnancy or treatment side effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We report a 21-year-old woman with a thyroid-stimulating hormone-secreting pituitary macroadenoma and positive antithyroid antibodies. She was initially treated using transsphenoidal pituitary surgery. The patient relapsed 17-month post-surgery...
December 2, 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906637/prevalence-of-urat1-allelic-variants-in-the-roma-population
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Blanka Stiburkova, Dana Gabrikova, Pavel Čepek, Pavel Šimek, Pavol Kristian, Elizabeth Cordoba-Lanus, Felix Claverie-Martin
The Roma represents a transnational ethnic group, with a current European population of 8-10 million. The evolutionary process that had the greatest impact on the gene pool of the Roma population is called the founder effect. Renal hypouricemia (RHUC) is a rare heterogenous inherited disorder characterized by impaired renal urate reabsorption. The affected individuals are predisposed to recurrent episodes of exercise-induced nonmyoglobinuric acute kidney injury and nephrolithiasis. To date, more than 150 patients with a loss-of-function mutation for the SLC22A12 (URAT1) gene have been found, most of whom are Asians...
December 2016: Nucleosides, Nucleotides & Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905656/-persistent-elevation-of-aspartate-aminotransferase-ast-due-to-the-presence-of-macro-ast-report-of-one-case
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Verónica Bustamante, Juan Pablo Arab, Florencia Terc, Helena Poggi, Manuela Goycoolea, Marco Arrese, Teresita Quiroga, Carlos Benítez
We report an asymptomatic 23-year-old woman with an isolated and persistent increase in serum levels of aspartate aminotransferase (AST). An extensive work up including laboratory and image testing revealed no abnormalities thus suggesting the presence of macro-AST. A polyethylene glycol (PEG) precipitation assay was performed and confirmed the presence of macro-AST.
August 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904724/analysis-of-sacrococcygeal-morphology-in-koreans-using-computed-tomography
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Min Geun Yoon, Myung-Sang Moon, Bong Keun Park, Hohyoung Lee, Dong-Hyeon Kim
BACKGROUND: The sacrococcygeal morphology of Arabs and Europeans has been studied using computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging to determine the cause of coccydynia. Studies have suggested differences in sacrococcygeal morphology among ethnic groups. However, there are no data on the sacrococcygeal anatomy of Koreans. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 606 pelvic CT scans that were taken at Cheju Halla General Hospital between 2008 and 2014...
December 2016: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895808/mendelian-inheritance-of-trimodal-cpg-methylation-sites-suggests-distal-cis-acting-genetic-effects
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Shaza B Zaghlool, Mashael Al-Shafai, Wadha A Al Muftah, Pankaj Kumar, Christian Gieger, Melanie Waldenberger, Mario Falchi, Karsten Suhre
BACKGROUND: Environmentally influenced phenotypes, such as obesity and insulin resistance, can be transmitted over multiple generations. Epigenetic modifications, such as methylation of DNA cytosine-guanine (CpG) pairs, may be carriers of inherited information. At the population level, the methylation state of such "heritable" CpG sites is expected to follow a trimodal distribution, and their mode of inheritance should be Mendelian. METHODS: Using the Illumina Infinium 450 K DNA methylation array, we determined DNA CpG-methylation in blood cells from a family cohort 123 individuals of Arab ethnicity, including 18 elementary father-mother-child trios, we asked whether Mendelian inheritance of CpG methylation is observed, and most importantly, whether it is independent of any genetic signals...
2016: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893670/epidemiology-and-clinical-characteristics-of-traumatic-brain-injury-in-lebanon-a-systematic-review
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Hussein Abou-Abbass, Hisham Bahmad, Hiba Ghandour, Jawad Fares, Rayyan Wazzi-Mkahal, Basel Yacoub, Hala Darwish, Stefania Mondello, Hayat Harati, Mazen J El Sayed, Hani Tamim, Firas Kobeissy
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a debilitating medical and emerging public health problem that is affecting people worldwide due to a multitude of factors including both domestic and war-related acts. The objective of this paper is to systematically review the status of TBI in Lebanon - a Middle Eastern country with a weak health system that was chartered by several wars and intermittent outbursts of violence - in order to identify the present gaps in knowledge, direct future research initiatives and to assist policy makers in planning progressive and rehabilitative policies...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893224/the-influence-of-a-word-s-number-of-letters-spatial-extent-and-initial-bigram-characteristics-on-eye-movement-control-during-reading-evidence-from-arabic
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Ehab W Hermena, Simon P Liversedge, Denis Drieghe
The authors conducted 2 eye movement experiments in which they used the typographical and linguistic properties of Arabic to disentangle the influences of words' number of letters and spatial extent on measures of fixation duration and saccade targeting (Experiment 1), and to investigate the influence of initial bigram characteristics on saccade targeting during reading (Experiment 2). In the first experiment, through the use of a proportional font, which is more natural-looking in Arabic compared to monospaced fonts, the authors manipulated the number of letters (5 vs...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889075/abundance-and-composition-of-juvenile-corals-reveals-divergent-trajectories-for-coral-assemblages-across-the-united-arab-emirates
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Morgan S Pratchett, Andrew H Baird, Andrew G Bauman, John A Burt
Marked shifts in the composition of coral assemblages are occurring at many locations, but it is unknown whether these are permanent shifts reinforced by patterns of population replenishment. This study examined the composition of juvenile coral assemblages across the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Densities of juvenile corals varied significantly among locations, but were highest where coral cover was highest. Juvenile coral assemblages within the Persian Gulf were dominated by Porites, while no Acropora were recorded...
November 23, 2016: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888096/development-validation-and-psychometric-properties-of-the-arabic-version-of-the-orofacial-esthetic-scale-oes-ar
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Mohammed Nasser Alhajj, Abdullah Ghalib Amran, Esam Halboub, Abdulghani Ali Al-Basmi, Fawaz Abdullah Al-Ghabri
PURPOSE: This study aimed at developing the Arabic version of the Orofacial Esthetic Scale (OES-Ar) and to investigate its psychometric properties among Arabic-speaking population with and without esthetic impairments. METHODS: Translation and cross-cultural adaptation was done according to the standard guidelines. Internal consistency was assessed on 230 participants. For test-retest reliability, 50 subjects with natural teeth were recalled within a period of 2 weeks...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Prosthodontic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887649/postpartum-depression-in-the-occupied-palestinian-territory-a-longitudinal-study-in-bethlehem
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Sara Qandil, Samah Jabr, Stefan Wagler, Simon M Collin
BACKGROUND: Postpartum depression (PPD) affects women from different cultures around the world. No previous studies have investigated PPD among women in Palestine. Fertility rates in Palestine are among the highest in the world, hence even low rates of PPD could have considerable national impact. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of, and risk factors for, PPD among Palestinian mothers. METHODS: 101 mothers were recruited during the registration of their child's birth (within 1 week) at the Bethlehem branch of the Ministry of Interior...
November 25, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885788/barriers-to-live-donor-kidney-transplants-in-the-pediatric-population-a-single-center-experience
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Shibany P Taormina, Matthew P Galloway, Amrish Jain
A decrease in live donor pediatric kidney transplants has occurred in the United States. This study investigates barriers that may influence access to live donor kidney transplants in children. Retrospective chart review was conducted for 91 children (69% male, mean age 11.9 years) who underwent pretransplant workup from 2005 to 2015 at an urban pediatric hospital. Fifty-four percent were African American, 32% Caucasian, 8% Arabic, 3% Hispanic, and 3% Others. Government-sponsored insurance (Medicaid/Medicare) was utilized by 73%, and 54% had dual caregivers...
November 25, 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885157/arab-american-adolescents-perceived-stress-and-bullying-experiences-a-qualitative-study
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Maha Albdour, Linda Lewin, Karen Kavanaugh, Jun Sung Hong, Feleta Wilson
In 2012, 20% of high school students were bullied in the United States. Bullying is more prevalent among minority populations. Arab American adolescents receive little research attention and are described as the invisible population. This descriptive qualitative study was conducted with 10 Arab American adolescent bullying victims to describe their bullying experiences and related stress. In addition to being bullied because of health problems or social disadvantages, Arab American adolescents reported that they were bullied because of their ethnic/racial background and religious affiliation...
November 24, 2016: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885069/exploring-family-stigma-among-caregivers-of-persons-with-alzheimer-s-disease-the-experiences-of-israeli-arab-caregivers
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Hanan Abojabel, Perla Werner
Providing care to persons with Alzheimer's disease poses challenges for spouses and adult children, including experiencing stigmatic beliefs towards themselves-i.e., family stigma. Drawing on the frameworks of ethnicity and stigma and ethnicity and dementia, the current study explored stigmatic experiences among Israeli Arab family caregivers of a person with Alzheimer's disease. Three focus groups with 20 caregivers (adult children and spouses) of persons with Alzheimer's disease were conducted. Data were analyzed using theory-led thematic analysis...
November 24, 2016: Dementia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884509/serious-physical-violence-among-arab-palestinian-adolescents-the-role-of-exposure-to-neighborhood-violence-perceived-ethnic-discrimination-normative-beliefs-and-parental-communication
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Adeem Ahmad Massarwi, Mona Khoury-Kassabri
This study adopted a social-ecological perspective to exploring perpetration of serious physical violence against others among Arab-Palestinian adolescents. A total of 3178 adolescents (aged 13-18) completed anonymous, structured, self-report questionnaire, which included selected items from several instruments that measured variables relating to the constructs examined in the study. We explored the association of individual characteristics (age, gender, normative beliefs about violence, and perceived ethnic discrimination), familial characteristics (parent-adolescent communication and socioeconomic status), and contextual characteristics (exposure to community violence in the neighborhood) with perpetration of serious physical violence against others...
November 21, 2016: Child Abuse & Neglect
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