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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709663/pulmonary-resection-for-second-lung-cancer-after-pneumonectomy-a-population-based-study
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Adil Ayub, Sadiq S Rehmani, Adnan M Al-Ayoubi, Wissam Raad, Raja M Flores, Faiz Y Bhora
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary resection for a second lung cancer after pneumonectomy is generally considered to be at prohibitive risk. Using a population-based database, we examined treatment patterns and survival in patients who underwent pulmonary resection after pneumonectomy for lung cancer. METHODS: We queried the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database (1988-2012) to identify patients who underwent pneumonectomy and subsequently experienced contralateral non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
July 11, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709094/fit-for-purpose-wastewater-treatment-conceptualization-to-development-of-decision-support-tool-i
#2
Gyan Chhipi-Shrestha, Kasun Hewage, Rehan Sadiq
This article is the first in a series of two papers. Paper I focuses on model conceptualization and development, and Paper II in the series focuses on model validation and implementation. The amount of water reuse has been increasing across the globe. Wastewater can be treated based on the intended end use of reclaimed water. Fit-for-purpose wastewater treatment (WWT) simultaneously considers intended end use, economic viability, and environmental sustainability. WWT technologies differ mainly in terms of treatment efficiency, cost, energy use, and associated carbon emissions...
July 11, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706763/comparison-of-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-of-educated-and-uneducated-adults-regarding-human-immunodeficiency-virus-in-karachi-pakistan
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Zainab Ahmad, Sara Sadiq, Mariam Asghar, Alizay Rashid Khan, Omer Arif, Syed Hamza Shah, Shahrukh Nadeem, Yamna Waseem, Rafi Aibani, Ammar Salman Syed, Rabia M Mustafa, Zainab Abdulrahman, Kaneez Fatima
BACKGROUND: Despite the high prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Pakistan, no prior work has been done to specifically highlight the importance of education as a social vaccine against HIV. Therefore, our study focuses on differences in knowledge and practices regarding HIV and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) among educated and uneducated adults. METHODOLOGY: A cross-sectional study was carried out in which data was collected from all over Karachi...
June 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702910/a-novel-biocoagulant-agent-from-mushroom-chitosan-as-water-and-wastewater-therapy
#4
Oday Adnan, Zurina Z Abidin, Azni Idris, Suryani Kamarudin, Mothanna Sadiq Al-Qubaisi
A new commercial cationic polyelectrolyte chitosan (CM), obtained from the waste of mushroom production, was examined using models of water and wastewater namely kaolin and palm oil mill effluent (pome). As it is biocompatible, widely available, and economically feasible, chitosan mushroom has high potential to be a suitable replacement for alum. Also, it can be a promising alternative to chitosan obtained traditionally from Crustaceans due to its higher zeta potential and homogeneity based on the raw material required for its production...
July 12, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700973/fit-for-purpose-wastewater-treatment-testing-to-implementation-of-decision-support-tool-ii
#5
Gyan Chhipi-Shrestha, Kasun Hewage, Rehan Sadiq
This paper is the second in a series of two papers. In Paper I, a decision support tool (DST), FitWater, was developed for evaluating the potential of wastewater treatment (WWT) trains for various water reuse applications. In the present paper, the proposed DST has been tested and implemented. FitWater has been tested with several existing WWT plants in Canada and the USA, demonstrating FitWater's effectiveness in estimating life cycle cost (LCC), health risk, and energy use. FitWater has also been implemented in a newly planned neighbourhood in the Okanagan Valley (BC, Canada) by developing 12 alternative WWT trains for water reuse in lawn and public parks irrigation...
July 9, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699116/high-taxonomic-diversity-of-cultivation-recalcitrant-endophytic-bacteria-in-grapevine-field-shoots-their-in-vitro-introduction-and-unsuspected-persistence
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Pious Thomas, Aparna C Sekhar, Sadiq Pasha Shaik
Molecular and microscopic analyses reveal enormous non-cultivable endophytic bacteria in grapevine field shoots with functional significance. Diverse bacteria enter tissue cultures through surface-sterilized tissues and survive surreptitiously with varying taxonomic realignments. The study was envisaged to assess the extent of endophytic bacterial association with field shoot tissues of grapevine and the likelihood of introduction of such internally colonizing bacteria in vitro adopting molecular techniques targeting the non-cultivable bacterial community...
July 11, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698830/prevalence-and-predictors-of-home-use-of-glucometers-in-diabetic-patients
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Syed A Farhan, Ali T Shaikh, Maria Zia, Bilal R Kahara, Ramsha Muneer, Muzna Rehman, Ayesha Mubashir, Hassaan Sadiq, Durr-E-Amna Siddiqui, Syed M Haseeb, Hafsa Tanveer, Khadijah Siddiq, Saib B Mujtaba, Samir A Mirza, Hira Feroz, Kaneez Fatima
BACKGROUND: Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is a critical component of diabetes care. However, it has been shown that use of glucometers in developing countries such as Pakistan is limited. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of glucometer usage in the urban diabetic population of Karachi and to identify variables that influenced the likelihood of practice of SMBG. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 567 adult diabetic patients selected at random from the out-patient departments of multiple healthcare institutions in Karachi categorized into two settings; Government and Private...
June 10, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684610/rapid-accurate-point-of-care-tests-combining-diagnostics-and-antimicrobial-resistance-prediction-for-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-and-mycoplasma-genitalium
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Syed Tariq Sadiq, Fulvia Mazzaferri, Magnus Unemo
In addition to inadequate access to early diagnosis and treatment with antimicrobial agents for patients and sexual contacts, management and control of STIs is significantly challenged by emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), particularly for STIs such as Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Mycoplasma genitalium This is further compounded by use of nucleic acid amplification techniques for diagnosis, resulting in reduced phenotypic AMR testing for N. gonorrhoeae and absence or suboptimal AMR surveillance for guiding treatment of both STIs in many settings...
July 6, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666265/cap-dependent-translational-control-of-oncolytic-measles-virus-infection-in-malignant-mesothelioma
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Blake A Jacobson, Ahad A Sadiq, Shaogeng Tang, Joe Jay-Dixon, Manish R Patel, Jeremy Drees, Brent S Sorenson, Stephen J Russell, Robert A Kratzke
Malignant mesothelioma has a poor prognosis for which there remains an urgent need for successful treatment approaches. Infection with the Edmonston vaccine strain (MV-Edm) derivative of measles virus results in lysis of cancer cells and has been tested in clinical trials for numerous tumor types including mesothelioma. Many factors play a role in MV-Edm tumor cell selectivity and cytopathic activity while also sparing non-cancerous cells. The MV-Edm receptor CD46 (cluster of differentiation 46) was demonstrated to be significantly higher in mesothelioma cells than in control cells...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656653/flood-risk-management-exploring-the-impacts-of-the-community-rating-system-program-on-poverty-and-income-inequality
#10
Douglas S Noonan, Abdul-Akeem A Sadiq
Flooding remains a major problem for the United States, causing numerous deaths and damaging countless properties. To reduce the impact of flooding on communities, the U.S. government established the Community Rating System (CRS) in 1990 to reduce flood damages by incentivizing communities to engage in flood risk management initiatives that surpass those required by the National Flood Insurance Program. In return, communities enjoy discounted flood insurance premiums. Despite the fact that the CRS raises concerns about the potential for unevenly distributed impacts across different income groups, no study has examined the equity implications of the CRS...
June 27, 2017: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653919/dpph-abts-free-radical-scavenging-antibacterial-and-phytochemical-evaluation-of-crude-methanolic-extract-and-subsequent-fractions-of-chenopodium-botrys-aerial-parts
#11
Farhat Ullah, Naveed Iqbal, Muhammad Ayaz, Abdul Sadiq, Ihsan Ullah, Sajjad Ahmad, Muhammad Imran
We investigated antioxidant, antibacterial potentials and secondary metabolites of Chenopodium botrys aerial parts to rationalize its effectiveness in free radicals induced disorders and infectious diseases. Antioxidant activity of plant extracts were investigated using DPPH and ABTS free radicals scavenging assays. Antibacterial potential was studied using well diffusion method. Phytochemical analysis was performed for the presence of secondary metabolites. In DPPH assay chloroform fraction (CHF), ethyl acetate fraction (EAF) and n-hexane fraction (NHF) were most active causing average inhibition of 65...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652250/identification-of-interacting-stromal-axes-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#12
Sadiq Mi Saleh, Nicholas R Bertos, Tina Gruosso, Mathieu Gigoux, Margarita Souleimanova, Hong Zhao, Atilla Omeroglu, Michael T Hallett, Morag Park
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a molecularly heterogeneous cancer that is difficult to treat. Despite the role it may play in tumor progression and response to therapy, microenvironmental (stromal) heterogeneity in TNBC has not been well characterized. To address this challenge, we investigated the transcriptome of tumor-associated stroma isolated from TNBC (n=57). We identified four stromal axes enriched for T cells (T), B cells (B), epithelial markers (E), or desmoplasia (D). Our analysis method (STROMA4) assigns a score along each stromal axis for each patient, and then combined the axis scores to subtype patients...
June 26, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638747/health-care-disparities-among-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-youth-a-literature-review
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Hudaisa Hafeez, Muhammad Zeshan, Muhammad A Tahir, Nusrat Jahan, Sadiq Naveed
About 3.5% Americans identify themselves as lesbian, gay, or bisexual while 0.3% identify themselves as transgender. The LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community belongs to almost every race, ethnicity, religion, age, and socioeconomic group. The LGBT youth are at a higher risk for substance use, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), cancers, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, bullying, isolation, rejection, anxiety, depression, and suicide as compared to the general population. LGBT youth receive poor quality of care due to stigma, lack of healthcare providers' awareness, and insensitivity to the unique needs of this community...
April 20, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638340/neurologically-potent-molecules-from-crataegus-oxyacantha-isolation-anticholinesterase-inhibition-and-molecular-docking
#14
Mumtaz Ali, Sultan Muhammad, Muhammad R Shah, Ajmal Khan, Umer Rashid, Umar Farooq, Farhat Ullah, Abdul Sadiq, Muhammad Ayaz, Majid Ali, Manzoor Ahmad, Abdul Latif
Crataegus oxyacantha is an important herbal supplement and famous for its antioxidant potential. The antioxidant in combination with anticholinesterase activity can be considered as an important target in the management of Alzheimer's disease. The compounds isolated from C. oxyacantha were evaluated for cholinesterases inhibitory activity using Ellman's assay with Galantamine as standard drug. Total of nine (1-9) compounds were isolated. Compounds 1 and 2 were isolated for the first time from natural source...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624622/preclinical-anti-cancer-activity-and-multiple-mechanisms-of-action-of-a-cationic-silver-complex-bearing-n-heterocyclic-carbene-ligands
#15
Simon J Allison, Maria Sadiq, Efstathia Baronou, Patricia A Cooper, Chris Dunnill, Nikolaos T Georgopoulos, Ayşe Latif, Samantha Shepherd, Steve D Shnyder, Ian J Stratford, Richard T Wheelhouse, Charlotte E Willans, Roger M Phillips
Organometallic complexes offer the prospect of targeting multiple pathways that are important in cancer biology. Here, the preclinical activity and mechanism(s) of action of a silver-bis(N-heterocyclic carbine) complex (Ag8) were evaluated. Ag8 induced DNA damage via several mechanisms including topoisomerase I/II and thioredoxin reductase inhibition and induction of reactive oxygen species. DNA damage induction was consistent with cytotoxicity observed against proliferating cells and Ag8 induced cell death by apoptosis...
June 15, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619543/circumferential-three-dimensional-printed-tracheal-grafts-research-model-feasibility-and-early-results
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Faiz Y Bhora, Erik E Lewis, Sadiq S Rehmani, Adil Ayub, Wissam Raad, Adnan M Al-Ayoubi, Robert S Lebovics
BACKGROUND: Methods for tracheal graft research have presented persistent challenges to investigators, and three-dimensional (3D)-printed biosynthetic grafts offer one potential development platform. We aimed to develop an efficient research platform for customizable circumferential 3D-printed tracheal grafts and evaluate feasibility and early structural integrity with a large-animal model. METHODS: Virtual 3D models of porcine subject tracheas were generated using preoperative computed tomography scans...
June 13, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615164/london-mayor-sadiq-khan-how-cities-can-act-on-air-pollution
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June 14, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614401/hepatitis-b-testing-and-treatment-in-hiv-patients-in-the-gambia-compliance-with-international-guidelines-and-clinical-outcomes
#18
Gibril Ndow, Mindy L Gore, Yusuke Shimakawa, Penda Suso, Abdoulie Jatta, Saydiba Tamba, Amina Sow, Coumba Touré-Kane, Fouzia Sadiq, Saihou Sabally, Ramou Njie, Mark R Thursz, Maud Lemoine
BACKGROUND: Compliance with WHO guidelines on HBV screening and treatment in HIV-coinfected patients is often challenging in resource limited countries and has been poorly assessed in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: Between 2015 and 2016, we assessed physician's compliance with WHO guidelines on HIV-HBV coinfection in the largest HIV clinic in The Gambia, and the hepatic outcomes in HIV-HBV coinfected patients as compared to randomly selected HIV-monoinfected controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612180/immunogenicity-of-biologics-in-chronic-inflammatory-diseases-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Vibeke Strand, Alejandro Balsa, Jamal Al-Saleh, Leonor Barile-Fabris, Takahiko Horiuchi, Tsutomu Takeuchi, Sadiq Lula, Charles Hawes, Blerina Kola, Lisa Marshall
OBJECTIVES: A systematic review was conducted to explore the immunogenicity of biologic agents across inflammatory diseases and its potential impact on efficacy/safety. METHODS: Literature searches were conducted through November 2016 to identify controlled and observational studies of biologics/biosimilars administered for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA), psoriasis (Ps), Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis...
June 13, 2017: BioDrugs: Clinical Immunotherapeutics, Biopharmaceuticals and Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611658/neuroprotective-and-anti-aging-potentials-of-essential-oils-from-aromatic-and-medicinal-plants
#20
REVIEW
Muhammad Ayaz, Abdul Sadiq, Muhammad Junaid, Farhat Ullah, Fazal Subhan, Jawad Ahmed
The use of essential oils (EOs) and their components is known since long in traditional medicine and aromatherapy for the management of various diseases, and is further increased in the recent times. The neuroprotective and anti-aging potentials of EOs and their possible mechanism of actions were evaluated by numerous researchers around the globe. Several clinically important EOs and their components from Nigella sativa, Acorus gramineus, Lavandula angustifolia, Eucalyptus globulus, Mentha piperita, Rosmarinus officinalis, Jasminum sambac, Piper nigrum and so many other plants are reported for neuroprotective effects...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
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