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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740621/direct-cost-analysis-of-the-second-year-post-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-the-bone-marrow-transplant-centre-of-tunisia
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Myriam Razgallah Khrouf, Leila Achour, Asma Thabti, Mohamed Ali Soussi, Nour Abdejelil, Olfa Lazreg, Chema Drira, Aida Zahaf, Saloua Ladab, Tarek Ben Othman
Background: Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a medically complicated therapy with a long recovery time. In Tunisia, the National Health Insurance Fund (CNAM) covers only the first year post-transplantation, after which the costs are borne by the hospital. Objective: Describe complications that can occur during the second year post-allogeneic HSCT and calculate direct costs in different groups of patients. Methods: In this pharmacoeconomic study, medical records of the second year post-allogeneic HSCT were collected...
2017: Journal of Market Access & Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738869/maternal-depression-in-syrian-refugee-women-recently-moved-to-canada-a-preliminary-study
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Asma Ahmed, Angela Bowen, Cindy Xin Feng
BACKGROUND: Refugee women are almost five times more likely to develop postpartum depression than Canadian-born women. This can be attributed to various difficulties they faced before coming to Canada as well as during resettlement. Moreover, refugee women usually face many obstacles when accessing health services, including language and cultural barriers, as well as unique help-seeking behaviors that are influenced by various cultural and practical factors. There has been a recent, rapid influx of Syrian refugees to Canada, and many of them are childbearing women...
July 24, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737960/optimization-and-interpretation-of-serial-quantiferon-testing-to-measure-acquisition-of-m-tuberculosis-infection
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Elisa Nemes, Virginie Rozot, Hennie Geldenhuys, Nicole Bilek, Simbarashe Mabwe, Deborah Abrahams, Lebohang Makhethe, Mzwandile Erasmus, Alana Keyser, Asma Toefy, Yolundi Cloete, Frances Ratangee, Thomas Blauenfeldt, Morten Ruhwald, Gerhard Walzl, Bronwyn Smith, Andre G Loxton, Willem A Hanekom, Jason R Andrews, Maria D Lempicki, Ruth Ellis, Ann M Ginsberg, Mark Hatherill, Thomas J Scriba
RATIONALE: Conversion from a negative to positive QuantiFERON-TB test is indicative of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) infection, which predisposes to tuberculosis disease. Interpretation of serial tests is confounded by immunological and technical variability. OBJECTIVES: To improve consistency of serial QuantiFERON-TB testing algorithms and provide a data-driven definition of conversion. METHODS: Sources of QuantiFERON-TB variability were assessed and optimal procedures identified...
July 24, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737329/-mobile-emergency-care-medical-records-audit-the-need-for-tunisian-guidelines
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Manel Mallouli, Imen Hchaichi, Asma Ammar, Jihène Sehli, Chekib Zedini, Ali Mtiraoui, Thouraya Ajmi
: This audit identified minor dysfunctions that could be due to the absence of local guidelines concerning medical records in general and more specifically SMUR. Corrective measures were set up in the context of a short-term and intermediate-term action plan.<np pagenum="072"/> </ce:para>.
March 6, 2017: Santé Publique: Revue Multidisciplinaire Pour la Recherche et L'action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737318/-perceptions-of-a-healthcare-associated-infections-reporting-system-in-a-tunisian-university-hospital
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Olfa Ezzi, Nabiha Bouafia, Mohamed Mahjoub, Asma Ben Cheikh, Wadiaa Bannour, Radhia Helali, Hassan Bayar, Amel Nouira, Mansour Njah
: Staff training and development of a regulatory framework are essential to implementation and correct functioning of a healthcare-associated infections reporting system.<np pagenum="116"/> </ce:para>.
March 6, 2017: Santé Publique: Revue Multidisciplinaire Pour la Recherche et L'action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736836/identification-of-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-of-moderate-or-great-complexity-from-administrative-data
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Jill M Steiner, James N Kirkpatrick, Susan R Heckbert, Asma Habib, James Sibley, William Lober, J Randall Curtis
INTRODUCTION: There is relatively sparse literature on the use of administrative datasets for research in patients with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD). The goal of this analysis is to examine the accuracy of administrative data for identifying patients with ACHD who died. METHODS: A list of the International Classification of Diseases codes representing ACHD of moderate- or great-complexity was created. A search for these codes in the electronic health record of adults who received care in 2010-2016 was performed, and used state death records to identify patients who died during this period...
July 24, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735629/dose-dense-carboplatin-paclitaxel-improves-progression-free-survival-in-patients-with-endometrial-cancer
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Liron Kogan, Ido Laskov, Zainab Amajoud, Jeremie Abitbol, Amber Yasmeen, David Octeau, Asma Fatnassi, Roy Kessous, Neta Eisenberg, Susie Lau, Walter H Gotlieb, Shannon Salvador
OBJECTIVE: Pilot study to assess the value of weekly paclitaxel plus carboplatin every 3weeks (dose dense regimen, DD) compared to the standard 3-weekly protocol in the adjuvant setting for endometrial cancer. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study comparing consecutive patients with high and intermediate-high risk endometrial cancer, undergoing DD protocol (from 2011 to 2015) to a non-overlapping historical cohort with similar characteristics who received treatment every three weeks (2008-2011)...
July 20, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735052/spa-typing-and-identification-of-pvl-genes-of-meticillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-isolated-from-a-libyan-hospital-in-tripoli
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Mohamed O Ahmed, Keith E Baptiste, Mohamed A Daw, Asma K Elramalli, Yousef M Abouzeeda, Andreas Petersen
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study was to investigate the molecular characteristics of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from clinical sources in Tripoli, Libya. METHODS: A total of 95 MRSA strains collected at the Tripoli medical Centre were investigated by spa typing and identification of the Panton-Valentine Leukocidin (pvl) genes. RESULTS: A total of 26 spa types were characterized and distributed among nine clonal complexes; CC5 (n=32), CC80 (n=18), CC8 (n=17) and CC22 (n=12) were the most prevalent clonal complexes...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732951/application-of-ultrasonically-modified-cloud-point-extraction-method-for-simultaneous-enrichment-of-cadmium-and-lead-in-sera-of-different-types-of-gallstone-patients
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Mustafa Khan, Tasneem Gul Kazi, Hasan Imran Afridi, Muhammad Bilal, Asma Akhtar, Naeem Ullah, Sabir Khan, Sehrish Talpur
A novel and greener ultrasonically assisted/modified cloud point extraction procedure for the simultaneous preconcentration of lead and cadmium in serum samples of different types of gallstone patients was developed. The chelates of the under study metals, formerly formed with 8-hydroxyquinoline, were extracted in the micelles of a nonionic surfactant prior to analysis by flame atomic absorption spectrometer (FAAS). After the arrival of the cloud point, the critical micellar mass produced was homogenously dispersed in the aqueous phase with the help of ultrasound energy...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732802/carica-papaya-ameliorates-allergic-asthma-via-down-regulation-of-il-4-il-5-eotaxin-tnf-%C3%AE-nf-%C3%A4-b-and-inos-levels
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Asma Inam, Muhammad Shahzad, Arham Shabbir, Hira Shahid, Khadija Shahid, Aqeel Javeed
BACKGROUND: Natural products have a prime importance as an essential source for new drug discovery. Carica papaya leaves (CPL) have been used to treat inflammation in traditional system of medicine. AIM/HYPOTHESIS: Current study evaluates the anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects of CPL extract using mouse model of ovalbumin- (OVA) induced allergic asthma. METHODS: All the mice were intraperitoneally sensitized and subsequently given intranasal challenge with OVA except the control group...
August 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730959/chemometric-analysis-of-inter-and-intra-molecular-diversification-factors-by-a-training-simplex-approach-a-review-and-research-on-astragalus-saponins
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Abir Sarraj-Laabidi, Habib Messai, Asma Hammami-Semmar Hammami-Semmar, Nabil Semmar
Metabolisms represent highly organized systems characterized by strong regulations obeying to mass conservation principle. This makes the whole chemical resource to be competitively shared at both intra-and inter-molecular scales. Whole resource sharing can be statistically associated to a constant sum-unit constraint which represents the basis of simplex mixture rule. In this work, a new simplex-based simulation approach was developed to learn scaffold information on metabolic processes controlling molecular diversity from a wide set of observed chemical structures...
July 19, 2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729010/evaluation-of-emergency-department-management-of-opioid-tolerant-cancer-patients-with-acute-pain
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Pina M Patel, Lauren F Goodman, Sheri A Knepel, Charles C Miller, Asma Azimi, Gary Phillips, Jillian L Gustin, Amber Hartman
CONTEXT: There are no previously published studies examining opioid doses administered to opioid-tolerant cancer patients during Emergency Department (ED) encounters. OBJECTIVE: To determine if opioid-tolerant cancer patients presenting with acute pain exacerbations receive adequate initial doses of PRN opioids during ED encounters based on home Oral Morphine Equivalents (OME) use. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of opioid-tolerant cancer patients who received opioids in our ED over a 2-year period...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725128/quality-of-communication-between-dentists-and-dental-laboratory-technicians-for-fixed-prosthodontics-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia
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Huda Tulbah, Eman AlHamdan, Amal AlQahtani, Asma AlShahrani, Mona AlShaye
The fabrication of a clinically acceptable dental prosthesis requires proper communication between the dentist and the dental technician. Prosthodontic educators have been concerned with this interaction and communication. Fixed prosthodontics laboratories revealed that the technicians are often dissatisfied with the information provided in work authorizations. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the quality of communication between dentists and laboratory technicians via work authorizations for fixed prosthodontics in both governmental and private dental laboratories in Riyadh area from the technician's perspective...
July 2017: Saudi Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721745/pesticide-genotoxicity-in-cotton-picking-women-in-pakistan-evaluated-using-comet-assay
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Tayyaba Ali, Muhammad Ismail, Farkhanda Asad, Asma Ashraf, Usman Waheed, Qaiser M Khan
To control agricultural pests and meet the increasing food demands, pesticides use has been increased substantially over time. Although pesticides are relatively specific to their targets, they can affect non-target organisms and are hazardous for the population around the application areas particularly to the individuals engaged in different types of agricultural activities. This situation is worse in developing and under-developed countries where personal protective equipment is merely used and regulatory guidelines are hardly practiced...
July 19, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721484/a-comparison-of-external-fixation-and-locked-intramedullary-nailing-in-the-treatment-of-femoral-diaphysis-fractures-from-gunshot-injuries
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G Polat, H I Balci, O N Ergin, A Asma, C Şen, Ö Kiliçoğlu
INTRODUCTION: We studied the safety and incidence of complications from the treatment of gunshot-induced femur diaphysis fractures with locked intramedullary nailing in comparison to external fixation. METHODS: Patients who had femoral diaphysis fracture operations due to gunshot injuries (107 femurs of 99 patients) between 2003 and 2014 were retrospectively reviewed, and 66 femurs of 60 patients were place into two groups (Group A: intramedullary nailing-38 femurs of the 36 patients; Group B: external fixator-28 femurs of 24 patients)...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720891/whole-exome-sequencing-reveals-inherited-and-de-novo-variants-in-autism-spectrum-disorder-a-trio-study-from-saudi-families
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Bashayer Al-Mubarak, Mohamed Abouelhoda, Aisha Omar, Hesham AlDhalaan, Mohammed Aldosari, Michael Nester, Hussain A Alshamrani, Mohamed El-Kalioby, Ewa Goljan, Renad Albar, Shazia Subhani, Asma Tahir, Sultana Asfahani, Alaa Eskandrani, Ahmed Almusaiab, Amna Magrashi, Jameela Shinwari, Dorota Monies, Nada Al Tassan
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder with genetic and clinical heterogeneity. The interplay of de novo and inherited rare variants has been suspected in the development of ASD. Here, we applied whole exome sequencing (WES) on 19 trios from singleton Saudi families with ASD. We developed an analysis pipeline that allows capturing both de novo and inherited rare variants predicted to be deleterious. A total of 47 unique rare variants were detected in 17 trios including 38 which are newly discovered...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720659/microbleeds-cerebral-hemorrhage-and-functional-outcome-after-stroke-thrombolysis-individual-patient-data-meta-analysis
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Andreas Charidimou, Guillaume Turc, Catherine Oppenheim, Shenqiang Yan, Jan F Scheitz, Hebun Erdur, Pascal P Klinger-Gratz, Marwan El-Koussy, Wakoh Takahashi, Yusuke Moriya, Duncan Wilson, Chelsea S Kidwell, Jeffrey L Saver, Asma Sallem, Solene Moulin, Myriam Edjlali-Goujon, Vincent Thijs, Zoe Fox, Ashkan Shoamanesh, Gregory W Albers, Heinrich P Mattle, Oscar R Benavente, H Rolf Jäger, Gareth Ambler, Junya Aoki, Jean-Claude Baron, Kazumi Kimura, Wataru Kakuda, Shunya Takizawa, Simon Jung, Christian H Nolte, Min Lou, Charlotte Cordonnier, David J Werring
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We assessed whether the presence, number, and distribution of cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) on pre-intravenous thrombolysis MRI scans of acute ischemic stroke patients are associated with an increased risk of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) or poor functional outcome. METHODS: We performed an individual patient data meta-analysis, including prospective and retrospective studies of acute ischemic stroke treated with intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator...
July 18, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719470/diurnal-variation-and-repeatability-of-arterial-stiffness-and-cardiac-output-measurements-in-the-third-trimester-of-uncomplicated-pregnancy
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Mohamed W Osman, Francesca Leone, Mintu Nath, Asma Khalil, David R Webb, Thompson G Robinson, Hatem A Mousa
AIM: To investigate same day repeated measures and diurnal variation of arterial stiffness, cardiac output (CO), stroke volume (SV) and total peripheral resistance (TPR) during the third trimester of normal pregnancy. METHODOLOGY: Pulse wave velocity (PWV) and augmentation index (AIx) were recorded using the Arteriograph, while CO, SV and TPR were recorded using noninvasive cardiac output monitoring. The measurements were obtained in the third trimester of pregnancy from 21 healthy pregnant women at four time points (morning, afternoon, evening and midnight) over a 24-h period...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715721/pushing-the-boundaries-in-liver-graft-utilisation-in-transplantation-case-report-of-a-donor-with-previous-bile-duct-injury-repair
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Asma Sultana, James J Powell, Gabriel C Oniscu
INTRODUCTION: Liver transplantation is a recognised treatment for extensive bile duct injuries with secondary biliary cirrhosis or recurring sepsis. However, there have been no reports of successful liver transplantation from a donor who sustained a previous bile duct injury. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Here we discuss the case of a liver transplant from a 51-year-old brain dead donor who had suffered a Strasberg E1 bile duct injury and had undergone a Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy 24 years prior to donation...
June 29, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711407/severe-neuroimaging-anomalies-are-usually-associated-with-random-x-inactivation-in-leucocytes-circulating-dna-in-x-linked-dominant-incontinentia-pigmenti
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Volodia Dangouloff-Ros, Smail Hadj-Rabia, Judite Oliveira Santos, Elodie Bal, Isabelle Desguerre, Manoelle Kossorotoff, Isabelle An, Asma Smahi, Christine Bodemer, Arnold Munnich, Julie Steffann, Nathalie Boddaert
Incontinentia Pigmenti (IP) is a skin disorder with neurological impairment in 30% of cases. The most common disease causing mutation is a deletion of exons 4-10 of the IKBKG gene, located on chromosome Xq28, with skewed X-chromosome inactivation in females, but few cases of random X-inactivation have been reported. We have correlated brain anomalies with X-chromosome inactivation status determined on leucocytes circulating DNA. We reviewed MRI of 18 girls with genetically proven IP. We found three patterns of MRI, normal MRI (n=5), mild white matter abnormalities with cortical and corpus callosum atrophy (n=6), and severe cortical abnormalities suggesting a vascular disease (n=7)...
July 10, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
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