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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092308/increasing-incidence-of-crohn-s-disease-with-familial-clustering-in-the-kingdom-of-bahrain-a-25-year-population-based-study
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Najah R Zayyani, Hoda M Malaty, David Y Graham
BACKGROUND: The incidence of Crohn's disease has been increasing in developed countries; whether this trend has extended to countries in Middle East, especially in the Arab world, remains unclear. Our aim was to study the epidemiology, incidence, time trends and clustering of Crohn's disease within the population of the Kingdom of Bahrain. METHODS: A retrospective case-cohort study was conducted on patients diagnosed with Crohn's disease at Bahrain Specialist Hospital between 1990 and 2015...
January 12, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088587/late-onset-neonatal-sepsis-in-arab-states-in-the-gulf-region-two-year-prospective-study
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Majeda S Hammoud, Abdullah Al-Taiar, Sameer Y Al-Abdi, Hussain Bozaid, Anwar Khan, Laila M AlMuhairi, Moghis Ur Rehman
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the incidence of Late-Onset Sepsis (LOS) in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in Arab states in the gulf region and describe the main causative organisms and their antibiotic resistance. METHODS: Observational prospective cohort study was conducted over two-year period in five NICUs in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. LOS was defined as the growth of a single potentially pathogenic organism from blood or cerebrospinal fluid in infants >3days of age with clinical and laboratory findings consistent with infection...
January 11, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080090/we-are-sorry-they-don-t-care-misinterpretation-of-facial-embarrassment-displays-in-arab-white-intergroup-contexts
#3
Pum Kommattam, Kai J Jonas, Agneta H Fischer
Embarrassment displays show others that one is aware of one's own misbehavior and willing to make up for it. The facial actions of embarrassment, however, are partly similar to those of disinterest, which has an opposite function, signaling that one is not concerned about one's self in relation to others. In the context of negative intergroup relations, embarrassment displays of outgroup members may therefore be misinterpreted as disinterest. In the present research, the authors predicted that Whites would perceive Arab expressions of embarrassment more as disinterest, but embarrassment displays of Whites more as embarrassment...
January 12, 2017: Emotion
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/28078241/the-effect-of-zataria-multiflora-boiss-hydroalcoholic-extract-and-fractions-in-pentylenetetrazole-induced-kindling-in-mice
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Ali Shamsizadeh, Farangis Fatehi, Fatemeh Arab Baniasad, Fatemeh Ayoobi, Mohammad Ebrahim Rezvani, Ali Roohbakhsh
OBJECTIVE: At present, there are many antiepileptic drugs with a wide range of side effects on the human body. It was assumed that Zataria multiflora Boiss (Z. multiflora) with sedative, anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory activity may be effective in the treatment of epilepsy. The aim of the present study was to elucidate the effect of Z. multiflora hydroalcoholic extract and its fraction extracts on pentylenetetrazole (PTZ)-induced chemical kindling. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, eight separate groups of male albino mice were used...
November 2016: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078112/molecular-spectrum-of-kras-nras-braf-pik3ca-tp53-and-apc-somatic-gene-mutations-in-arab-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-determination-of-frequency-and-distribution-pattern
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Humaid O Al-Shamsi, Jeremy Jones, Yazan Fahmawi, Ibrahim Dahbour, Aziz Tabash, Reham Abdel-Wahab, Ahmed O S Abousamra, Kenna R Shaw, Lianchun Xiao, Manal M Hassan, Benjamin R Kipp, Scott Kopetz, Amr S Soliman, Robert R McWilliams, Robert A Wolff
BACKGROUND: The frequency rates of mutations such as KRAS, NRAS, BRAF, and PIK3CA in colorectal cancer (CRC) differ among populations. The aim of this study was to assess mutation frequencies in the Arab population and determine their correlations with certain clinicopathological features. METHODS: Arab patients from the Arab Gulf region and a population of age- and sex-matched Western patients with CRC whose tumors were evaluated with next-generation sequencing (NGS) were identified and retrospectively reviewed...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075002/-why-do-we-call-the-brain-brain
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REVIEW
A Garcia-Molina, A Ensenat
INTRODUCTION: Every day millions of professionals use a countless number of technical words to refer to the different structures inside the skull. But few of them would know how to explain their origin. In this study we take an in-depth look into the etymological origins of some of these neuroanatomical terms. DEVELOPMENT: The study takes an etymological tour of the central nervous system. It is in no way meant to be an exhaustive, detailed review of the terms currently in use, but instead a means to familiarise the reader with the linguistic past of words like brain, hippocampus, thalamus, claustrum, fornix, corpus callosum or limbic system...
January 16, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073608/design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-7-aryl-2-3-dihydro-1-4-dioxino-2-3-g-quinoline-derivatives-as-potential-hsp90-inhibitors-and-anticancer-agents
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Sina Omid Malayeri, Khalil Abnous, Atefeh Arab, Maryam Akaberi, Soghra Mehri, Afshin Zarghi, Razieh Ghodsi
A new series of quinoline analogues was designed and synthesized as Hsp90 inhibitors. The cytotoxic activity of the synthesized compounds was evaluated against three human cancer cell lines including MCF-7 (human breast cancer cells), DU145 (human prostate cancer cell lines), and A549 (adenocarcinomic human alveolar basal epithelial cells). Some of our compounds (13a-13f) showed significant cytotoxic activity on MCF-7 cells. The most potent anti-proliferative compounds were also tested against Her2, a client protein of Hsp90...
January 2, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069640/sequence-variation-in-ppp1r13l-results-in-a-novel-form-of-cardio-cutaneous-syndrome
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Tzipora C Falik-Zaccai, Yiftah Barsheshet, Hanna Mandel, Meital Segev, Avraham Lorber, Shachaf Gelberg, Limor Kalfon, Shani Ben Haroush, Adel Shalata, Liat Gelernter-Yaniv, Sarah Chaim, Dorith Raviv Shay, Morad Khayat, Michal Werbner, Inbar Levi, Yishay Shoval, Galit Tal, Stavit Shalev, Eli Reuveni, Emily Avitan-Hersh, Eugene Vlodavsky, Liat Appl-Sarid, Dorit Goldsher, Reuven Bergman, Zvi Segal, Ora Bitterman-Deutsch, Orly Avni
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a life-threatening disorder whose genetic basis is heterogeneous and mostly unknown. Five Arab Christian infants, aged 4-30 months from four families, were diagnosed with DCM associated with mild skin, teeth, and hair abnormalities. All passed away before age 3. A homozygous sequence variation creating a premature stop codon at PPP1R13L encoding the iASPP protein was identified in three infants and in the mother of the other two. Patients' fibroblasts and PPP1R13L-knocked down human fibroblasts presented higher expression levels of pro-inflammatory cytokine genes in response to lipopolysaccharide, as well as Ppp1r13l-knocked down murine cardiomyocytes and hearts of Ppp1r13l-deficient mice...
January 9, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060135/melanocytoma-or-juxtapapillary-melanoma
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Brandon J Baartman, Baseer Ahmad, Sunil Srivastava, Stephen Jones, Arun D Singh
PURPOSE: To report the case of a melanocytoma of the optic disc leading to severe vision loss, raising concern for possible malignant transformation and optic nerve infiltration. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 36-year-old Arabic woman presented to an outside facility with severe vision loss and a clinical picture concerning for optic neuritis with central retinal vein occlusion. On referral to the authors' institution 1 month after initial presentation, the vision of the patient was no light perception in the affected eye, and examination revealed the presence of a pigmented lesion adjacent to the nerve...
January 2, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060121/the-sickle-%C3%AE-thalassemia-phenotype
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Adekunle D Adekile, Nagihan Akbulut, Asmaa F Azab, Sundus Al-Sharida, Diana Thomas
Sβ-thalassemia (Sβ-thal) is common among Gulf Arab patients with sickle cell disease, but the phenotype of this group had not been well-documented. We have studied a group of Kuwaiti patients and compared the phenotype in the homozygotes (SS) and Sβ-thal patients. Complete blood count, hemoglobin quantitation, serum bilirubin, and lactate dehydrogenase were determined with standard techniques. The patients were screened for α-globin genotype. The Sβ-thal patients were also screened for the HBG2 Xmn-1 polymorphism...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059554/searching-for-love-and-test-tube-babies-iraqi-refugee-men-in-reproductive-exile-on-the-margins-of-detroit
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Marcia C Inhorn
In this article, I explore the reproductive health problems faced by Iraqi refugees, one of America's most rapidly growing immigrant populations. Based on anthropological research in 'Arab Detroit', the 'capital' of Arab America, I explore the experiences of Iraqi refugee men seeking medical help for their infertility. Most required intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), a variant of in vitro fertilization (IVF). However, in America's privatized medical system-where a single cycle can cost more than $12,000-few could possibly afford this assisted reproductive technology (ART)...
January 6, 2017: Medical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049919/utility-of-pyrazolylchalcone-synthon-to-synthesize-azolopyrimidines-under-grindstone-technology
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Maher Abd El-Aziz El-Hashash, Sobhi Mohamed Gomha, Elham Ezz El-Arab
A series of pyrazolyl-triazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidines, pyrazolyl-tetrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidines, pyrazolyl-benzo[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrimidines and bis-azolopyrimidines were prepared by reaction of pyrazolyl-chalcones or its bis-pyrazolyl-chalcones with the appropriate heterocyclic amines as aminotriazole, aminotetrazole, 2-aminobenzimidazole and 4,6-dimethyl-1H-pyrazolo[3,4-b]pyridin-3-amine by grinding method. The newly synthesized compounds have been characterized on the basis of elemental analysis and spectral data (IR, (1)H- and (13)C-NMR, Mass)...
2017: Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049544/double-localization-of-a-non-anastomotic-pseudoaneurysm-after-an-axillofemoral-bypass-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Badr Bensaid, Tarek Bakkali, Youssef Tijani, Samir Elkhalloufi, Brahim Lekehal, Yassir Sefiani, Abess El Mesnaoui, Younes Bensaid
BACKGROUND: A traumatic non-anastomotic pseudoaneurysm is a rare complication of an axillofemoral bypass graft. Fewer than 20 cases have been reported in the literature. Our case is unusual in that we report a double localization of this complication. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 60-year-old Arabic male patient who was diagnosed with two hematomas in the trajectory of his axillofemoral bypass secondary to a traumatism. The diagnosis of a non-anastomotic pseudoaneurysm was retained considering the results of a computed tomography angiography scan, which showed the double localization of the pseudoaneurysm...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046025/human-papillomavirus-hpv-infection-molecular-epidemiology-genotyping-seroprevalence-and-associated-risk-factors-among-arab-women-in-qatar
#15
Asha A Elmi, Devendra Bansal, Anushree Acharya, Sini Skariah, Soha R Dargham, Laith J Abu-Raddad, Nady Mohamed-Nady, Paul Amuna, Asma A J Al-Thani, Ali A Sultan
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infections are known to cause cervical cancer worldwide, however, limited information is currently available on prevalence, types distribution and risk factors for HPV infection in the Arab countries. We conducted a cross-sectional observational study exclusively of women of Arabic origin residing in Qatar (n = 406) who were selected from the Women's Hospital at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and Health Centers of the Primary Health Care Corporation in Doha, Qatar over the period March 2013 to August 2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045019/corrigendum-genetic-epidemiology-of-glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-deficiency-in-the-arab-world
#16
C George Priya Doss, Dima R Alasmar, Reem I Bux, P Sneha, Fadheela Dad Bakhsh, Iman Al-Azwani, Rajaa El Bekay, Hatem Zayed
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042396/tobacco-control-in-oman-it-s-time-to-get-serious
#17
REVIEW
Jawad Al-Lawati, Ruth M Mabry, Zakiya Q Al-Busaidi
Tobacco use is the world's leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality. Although Oman remains a country with the lowest tobacco use in the Arab Gulf States, the prevalence of tobacco use is projected to increase to 33.3% by 2025. In 2005, Oman acceded to the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, an international treaty with numerous obligations aiming to reduce the global burden of tobacco use. This paper documents, for the first time, Oman's experience in tobacco control by providing a descriptive analysis of the evolution of tobacco control policies in relation to the country's international obligations...
January 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040058/cystic-fibrosis-transmembrane-conductance-regulator-cftr-gene-mutations-in-north-egyptian-population-implications-for-the-genetic-diagnosis-in-egypt
#18
A El-Seedy, M C Pasquet, H Shafiek, T Morsi, A Kitzis, V Ladevèze
Cystic fibrosis (CF) occurrence in Arab populations is not common and still remains underidentified. Furthermore, the lack of disease awareness and diagnosis facilities have mislead the identification of cystic fibrosis for decades. The knowledge about cystic fibrosis (CF) in Egypt is very limited, and a few reports have drawn attention to the existence of CF or CFTR-related disorders (CFTR-RDs) in the Egyptian population. Therefore a comprehensive genetic analysis of the CFTR gene was realized in patients of North Egypt...
November 30, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036050/environmental-determinants-of-bronchial-asthma-among-saudi-school-children-in-southwestern-saudi-arabia
#19
Jobran M Alqahtani, Ahmed M Asaad, Nabil J Awadalla, Ahmed A Mahfouz
The aim here was to study the possible environmental and dietary determinants of asthma among school-aged children in Southwestern Saudi Arabia. In a cross-sectional study on a representative sample in Najran in Southwestern Saudi Arabia using an Arabic version of the modified ISAAC Phase III, parent-administered questionnaire data were collected. Skin prick tests (SPTs) were performed. The study included 1700 school children, out of them 468 (27.5%) were diagnosed with, cases of bronchial asthma and 20.8% (353) reported a 12-month nocturnal cough (as a proxy of severe asthma)...
December 28, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035146/application-of-response-surface-methodology-and-spectroscopic-approach-for-investigating-of-curcumin-nanoencapsulation-using-natural-biopolymers-and-nonionic-surfactant
#20
Shaghayegh Sheikhzadeh, Mohammad Alizadeh, Mahmoud Rezazad, Hamed Hamishehkar
This study aimed at encapsulation of poor water-soluble curcumin so that it could be utilized in various food products as a functional ingredient. Biopolymer nanoparticles were assembled from sodium caseinate and gum arabic using electrostatic complexation in the presence of nonionic surfactant Tween 20. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy was used to investigate the interactions of curcumin with protein, polysaccharide and surfactant. The effects of sodium caseinate (A), gum arabic (B), Tween 20 (C) and pH (D) on responses were studied using a three-level four-factor Box-Behnken design...
November 2016: Journal of Food Science and Technology
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