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Jennifer F Knight, Vanessa Y C Sung, Elena Kuzmin, Amber L Couzens, Danielle A de Verteuil, Colin D H Ratcliffe, Paula P Coelho, Radia M Johnson, Payman Samavarchi-Tehrani, Tina Gruosso, Harvey W Smith, Wontae Lee, Sadiq M Saleh, Dongmei Zuo, Hong Zhao, Marie-Christine Guiot, Ryan R Davis, Jeffrey P Gregg, Christopher Moraes, Anne-Claude Gingras, Morag Park
Triple-negative breast cancers (TNBCs) display a complex spectrum of mutations and chromosomal aberrations. Chromosome 5q (5q) loss is detected in up to 70% of TNBCs, but little is known regarding the genetic drivers associated with this event. Here, we show somatic deletion of a region syntenic with human 5q33.2-35.3 in a mouse model of TNBC. Mechanistically, we identify KIBRA as a major factor contributing to the effects of 5q loss on tumor growth and metastatic progression. Re-expression of KIBRA impairs metastasis in vivo and inhibits tumorsphere formation by TNBC cells in vitro...
March 20, 2018: Cell Reports
M Murali, P Athif, P Suganthi, A Sadiq Bukhari, H E Syed Mohamed, H Basu, R K Singhal
In the present study, freshwater fish Oreochromis mossambicus were exposed to sub lethal concentrations (120, 150 and 180 ppm) of Aluminium oxide nanoparticles (Al2 O3 NPs) for 96 h. Histological abnormalities were not observed in the organs of control fishes whereas severe damages and extensive architectural loss was found in the brain, gill, intestine, kidney and muscle tissues of treated fishes with more pronounced effects in 180 ppm. The results showed that the acute exposure to Al2 O3 NPs altered the histoarchitecture in various fish tissues...
March 5, 2018: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
Arshad Khan, Rahmat Ali Khan, Mushtaq Ahmed, Muhammad Sadiq Khan
This was a cross-sectional descriptive study for determining the effect of vaccination in children suffering from measles in district Bannu and FR regions. It was conducted at the Paediatric Unit of Women and Children Teaching Hospital, Bannu Medical College Bannu, from July 2015 to June 2016.A total of 7,200 children were examined both from indoor and OPD. Among these, 3,210 (44.58%), were males and 3990 (55.42) were females. Children upto 15 years, suffering from measles were included both from indoor and outdoor departments...
March 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Alejandro Balsa, Sadiq Lula, Lisa Marshall, Piotr Szczypa, Laraine Aikman
Biologic agents have demonstrated efficacy in treating patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Biologic agents also have an intrinsic capacity to induce an immune response in patients that could result in unwanted adverse events and/or treatment failure. Areas covered: In this systematic literature review, the authors document the incidence of immune responses, primarily anti-drug antibodies (ADA), to the biologic therapeutic agents currently in clinical practice for the treatment of PsA. The authors discuss the importance of these responses with respect to clinical practice...
March 13, 2018: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
Rachel Margaret Coyle, Ada Rose Miltz, Fiona C Lampe, Janey Sewell, Andrew N Phillips, Andrew Speakman, Jyoti Dhar, Lorraine Sherr, S Tariq Sadiq, Stephen Taylor, Daniel R Ivens, Simon Collins, Jonathan Elford, Jane Anderson, Alison Rodger
OBJECTIVES: In the UK, people of black ethnicity experience a disproportionate burden of HIV and STI. We aimed to assess the association of ethnicity with sexual behaviour and sexual health among women and heterosexual men attending genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics in England. METHODS: The Attitudes to and Understanding of Risk of Acquisition of HIV is a cross-sectional, self-administered questionnaire study of HIV negative people recruited from 20 GUM clinics in England, 2013-2014...
March 8, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Infections
Sana Syed, Najeeha T Iqbal, Kamran Sadiq, Jennie Z Ma, Tauseef Akhund, Wenjun Xin, Sean R Moore, Enju Liu, Shahida Qureshi, Kerri Gosselin, Andrew Gewirtz, Christopher P Duggan, S Asad Ali
BACKGROUND: Environmental Enteric Dysfunction (EED) in children from low-income countries has been linked to linear growth declines. There is a critical need to identify sensitive and early EED biomarkers. OBJECTIVE: Determine whether levels of antibodies against bacterial components flagellin (flic) and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) predict poor growth. DESIGN/METHODS: In a prospective birth cohort of 380 children in rural Pakistan blood and stool samples were obtained at ages 6 and 9 months...
2018: PloS One
Christopher M Novak, Maide Ozen, Michael McLane, Sadiq Alqutub, Ji Yeon Lee, Jun Lei, Irina Burd
To assess the fetal neuroprotective potential of progesterone using a well-validated mouse model of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced intrauterine inflammation (IUI). Embryonic day 17 pregnant mouse dams (n = 69) were randomly allocated to receive 17-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17-OHPC), micronized progesterone (MP), or vehicle 1 hour prior to intrauterine injection of phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) or LPS. After 6 hours, mice were killed for the collection of placentas and fetal brains, or pregnancy continued for the evaluation of preterm birth (PTB) and offspring neuromotor function...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
Waleed Sadiq, Madeeha Subhan
Pulmonary embolism (PE) with isolated homocysteinemia is a rare disease. The diagnosis demands a proper clinical workup. Timely diagnosis can prevent complications and provide a better quality of life for the patient. We present a young man with homocysteinemia with deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism, and normal vitamin B12 and folate levels despite being treated with rivaroxaban.
December 22, 2017: Curēus
Sadiq Hussain, Sabih Ahmad, Anum Zahra, Naila Jabeen
Objective: To assess symptoms of anxiety and depression among women reporting to primary health care (PHC women) in Gilgit Baltistan (GB), Pakistan. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study conducted on PHC women belonging GB including other three provinces of Pakistan. PHQ-9 and GAD-7 were used to assess anxiety and depression. Descriptive and inferential statistical techniques were applied to analyze the collected data. Results: PHC women from GB reported higher level of depressive symptoms ( t =7...
November 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Danish Abdul Aziz, Misha Kahlid, Fozia Memon, Kamran Sadiq
Objective: To determine clinical features and relevant laboratory investigations of patient with celiac disease (CD) and comparing classical celiac disease (CCD) with Non-diarrheal celiac disease (NDCD). Methods: This is a five years retrospective study conducted at The Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi, Pakistan from January 2010 to December 2015, enrolling children from one year to 15 years of either gender diagnosed as celiac disease in accordance with revised ESPGHAN criteria...
November 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Muhammad Umar Khayam Sahibzada, Abdul Sadiq, Hani S Faidah, Muhammad Khurram, Muhammad Usman Amin, Abdul Haseeb, Maria Kakar
Background: Berberine is an isoquinoline alkaloid widely used in Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine to treat illnesses such as hypertension and inflammatory conditions, and as an anticancer and hepato-protective agent. Berberine has low oral bioavailability due to poor aqueous solubility and insufficient dissolution rate, which can reduce the efficacy of drugs taken orally. In this study, evaporative precipitation of nanosuspension (EPN) and anti-solvent precipitation with a syringe pump (APSP) were used to address the problems of solubility, dissolution rate and bioavailability of berberine...
2018: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
Sadiq Ullah Khan, Rahmat Ali Khan
OBJECTIVE: To highlight the role of habitat evaluation in reducing the potential transmission risk of malaria. METHODS: This study was conducted from January to June, 2015, in District Bannu in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, where 64 larval habitats were characterised in 10 villages of the district. The larvae habitat features, like its permanent or temporary nature, artificial or natural, basic type, substrate type and vegetation, anopheline and culicine larval presence and density, were noted...
February 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Muhammad Munir Sadiq, Kiyonori Suzuki, Matthew R Hill
The huge energy requirement for industrial separations of chemical mixtures has necessitated the need for the development of energy efficient and alternative separation techniques in order to mitigate the negative environmental impacts associated with greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel combustions for energy generation. A promising approach involves the use of magnetic framework composites (MFCs) for gas capture and release via localised magnetic induction heating in a process known as magnetic induction swing adsorption (MISA)...
February 22, 2018: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
Mohamed S Al Riyami, Sulaiman Al Saidi, Badria Al Ghaithi, Anisa Al Maskari, Sadiq Lala, Nabil Mohsin, Lekha Hirshikesan, Naifain Al Kalbani
Objectives: This study sought to report 22 years experience in pediatric kidney transplantation in Oman. Methods: Electronic charts of all Omani children below 13 years of age who received a kidney transplant from January 1994 to December 2015 were reviewed. Data collected included patient demographics, etiology of end-stage kidney disease, modality and duration of dialysis, donor type, complication of kidney transplantation (including surgical complications, infections, graft rejection) graft and patient survival, and duration of follow-up...
January 2018: Oman Medical Journal
Jagannath Palepu, Shailesh V Shrikhande, Debanshu Bhaduri, Rajiv C Shah, Bhawna Sirohi, Verushka Chhabra, Puneet Dhar, Regulagedda Sastry, Sadiq Sikora
INTRODUCTION: Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs) are rare tumors. We report data of 407 GEP-NET cases from a neuroendocrine tumor (NET) registry in India. METHODS: The AP-NET registry is an open-label, multicenter, longitudinal observational registry of patients with GEP-NETs in which six tertiary care oncology centers contributed data. Data was prospectively entered in a dedicated computerized database and was reviewed retrospectively. The patients were divided into three cohorts-those diagnosed from 2001 to 2005, from 2006 to 2010, and from 2011 to 2016...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
Violaine K Harris, James Stark, Tamara Vyshkina, Leslie Blackshear, Gloria Joo, Valentina Stefanova, Gabriel Sara, Saud A Sadiq
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an immune-mediated demyelinating disease of the central nervous system and is one of the leading causes of disability in young adults. Cell therapy is emerging as a therapeutic strategy to promote repair and regeneration in patients with disability associated with progressive MS. METHODS: We conducted a phase I open-label clinical trial investigating the safety and tolerability of autologous bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell-derived neural progenitor (MSC-NP) treatment in 20 patients with progressive MS...
February 3, 2018: EBioMedicine
Najeeha Talat Iqbal, Kamran Sadiq, Sana Syed, Tauseefullah Akhund, Fayyaz Umrani, Sheraz Ahmed, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Najeeb Rahman, Shahida Qureshi, Wenjun Xin, Jennie Z Ma, Molly Hughes, Syed Asad Ali
Environmental Enteric Dysfunction (EED), a syndrome characterized by chronic gut inflammation, contributes towards stunting and poor response to enteric vaccines in children in developing countries. In this study, we evaluated major putative biomarkers of EED using growth faltering as its clinical proxy. Newborns (n = 380) were enrolled and followed till 18 months with monthly anthropometry. Biomarkers associated with gut and systemic inflammation were assessed at 6 and 9 months. Linear mixed effects model was used to determine the associations of these biomarkers with growth faltering between birth and 18 months...
February 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
Madeeha Subhan, Waleed Sadiq
Infectious diseases are one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. Typhoid has its own contribution to the disease burden, especially in Pakistan and other tropical countries. Herein, we present a case of enteric fever with a rare presentation. Our patient is a 20-year-old man who gradually developed high-grade fever lasting seven days associated with rigors and chills. No additional accompanying systemic signs helped to localize the infection. After extensive laboratory testing, his typhoid serology was positive along with leukocytopenia and thrombocytopenia...
December 6, 2017: Curēus
Nastassya L Chandra, Claire Broad, Kate Folkard, Katy Town, Emma M Harding-Esch, Sarah C Woodhall, John M Saunders, S Tariq Sadiq, J Kevin Dunbar
OBJECTIVES: Chlamydia trachomatis is the most commonly diagnosed bacterial STI. Lack of prevalence and risk factor data for rectal chlamydia in women has testing and treatment implications, as azithromycin (a first-line urogenital chlamydia treatment) may be less effective for rectal chlamydia. We conducted a systematic review of studies on women in high-income countries to estimate rectal chlamydia prevalence, concurrency with urogenital chlamydia and associations with reported anal intercourse (AI)...
February 3, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Infections
Abubakar Sadiq Muhammad, Ngwobia Peter Agwu, Abdullahi Abdulwahab-Ahmed, Khalid Abdullahi, Ismaila Arzika Mungadi
Introduction: Percutaneous cystostomy techniques are usually done using disposable sets in developed countries which are not affordable in poor-resource settings. However, the percutaneous technique can be done using reusable trocar or selected big size surgical blades. This is simple, safe, and cost effective in poor-resource setting. The procedure is best done under ultrasound guidance but can also be done blindly in select cases. We present our 7-year experience in ultrasound-guided percutaneous suprapubic cystostomy...
January 2018: Urology Annals
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