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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321346/a-perplexing-case-of-abdominal-pain-that-led-to-the-diagnosis-of-zollinger-ellison-syndrome
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Adrienne Lenhart, Mona Hassan, Alireza Meighani, Omar Sadiq, Yousuf Siddiqui
Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES) is a rare clinical disorder, characterized by hypersecretion of gastric acid and multiple ulcers distal to the duodenal bulb. This occurs via the release of gastrin by neuroendocrine tumors known as gastrinomas. Patients with ZES present with nonspecific GI symptoms, which often leads to a delay in diagnosis. Our patient is a 55-year-old female with chronic abdominal pain, nausea, and diarrhea. She underwent EGD, EUS, MRCP, CT scans, and cholecystectomy, which did not reveal the cause of her symptoms...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317814/the-medicinal-plants-in-the-control-of-tuberculosis-laboratory-study-on-medicinal-plants-from-the-northern-area-of-pakistan
#2
Sami Ullah, Shah Hussain, Sadiq Noor Khan, Mohammad Khurram, Iqbal Khan, Murad Ali Khan
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) ranks as the second leading cause of deaths due to infectious diseases. Although global efforts have been made to control TB, still, this is a serious threat as Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) produced resistance against both the first- and second-line drugs. The increasing incidence of multidrug-resistant, extremely drug resistant, and totally drug-resistant TB worldwide requires extra efforts to search for new anti-TB drugs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study evaluated the antimycobacterial activities of Citrullus colocynthis, Calotropis procera, Ricinus communis, Capparis decidua, and Fagonia cretica plants' extracts against rifampicin-sensitive (H37Rv) and rifampicin-resistant (TMC331) strains of MTB...
January 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315811/variant-two-stage-ileal-pouch-anal-anastomosis-an-innovative-and-effective-alternative-to-standard-resection-in-ulcerative-colitis
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Jennifer Samples, Krista Evans, Nicole Chaumont, Paula Strassle, Timothy Sadiq, Mark Koruda
BACKGROUND: Ulcerative colitis patients have been historically treated with standard single, two and three stage operative approaches. We perform a variant two-stage procedure beginning with total abdominal colectomy and end ileostomy followed by completion proctectomy and ileal pouch-anal anastomosis without a diverting loop ileostomy. The present study evaluates the effectiveness of this innovative alternative. STUDY DESIGN: Patients with ulcerative colitis admitted to UNC Hospital between 2003 and 2010 for IPAA were eligible for inclusion...
January 28, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292373/attempted-suicide-and-seriousness-of-intent
#4
Tabassum Alvi, Saba Yasein, Sadiq Hussain, Ahmad Farjam, Muhammad Azhar, Fatima Assad
This descriptive research was conducted to estimate the method of suicide and suicidal intent among hospitalised suicide attempters at Pakistan Ordinance Factory (POF) Hospital, Wah Cantt, from December 2012 to June 2013. Data were collected from 49 hospitalised suicide attempters through purposive sampling technique by using Suicidal Intent Scale. Majority of suicide attempters (92%) used self-poisoning as the method of suicide regardless of their gender, age, occupation, past medical history, past psychiatric history, and history of suicide and psychiatric illness in their families...
January 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273770/transglutaminase-6-is-an-autoantigen-in-progressive-multiple-sclerosis-and-is-upregulated-in-reactive-astrocytes
#5
Massimiliano Cristofanilli, Daniel Gratch, Benjamin Pagano, Kelsey McDermott, Jessie Huang, Jeffrey Jian, Deneb Bates, Saud A Sadiq
BACKGROUND: Transglutaminase-6 (TGM6), a member of the transglutaminase enzyme family, is found predominantly in central nervous system (CNS) neurons under physiological conditions. It has been proposed as an autoimmune target in cerebral palsy, gluten-sensitive cerebellar ataxia, and schizophrenia. OBJECTIVE: To investigate TGM6 involvement in multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: Antibody levels against TGM6 (TGM6-IgG) were measured in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of 62 primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS), 85 secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS), and 50 relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) patients and 51 controls...
December 1, 2016: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260128/expressed-emotion-and-the-course-of-schizophrenia-in-pakistan
#6
Sarosh Sadiq, Kausar Suhail, John Gleeson, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
PURPOSE: Aim of the study is to evaluate the predictive power of Expressed Emotion in Schizophrenia relapse in Pakistan. METHOD: A longitudinal study was conducted comprising 53 in-patients' sample diagnosed with Schizophrenia and their 101 key carers. Participants fulfilled DSM-IV-TR criteria for Schizophrenia based on Structural Clinical Interview for the DSM-IV diagnosis. Symptomatic status was measured through Brief Psychiatric Rating Scales-Expanded (BPRS-E)...
March 4, 2017: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241492/markov-chain-model-based-optimal-cluster-heads-selection-for-wireless-sensor-networks
#7
Gulnaz Ahmed, Jianhua Zou, Xi Zhao, Mian Muhammad Sadiq Fareed
The longer network lifetime of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) is a goal which is directly related to energy consumption. This energy consumption issue becomes more challenging when the energy load is not properly distributed in the sensing area. The hierarchal clustering architecture is the best choice for these kind of issues. In this paper, we introduce a novel clustering protocol called Markov chain model-based optimal cluster heads (MOCHs) selection for WSNs. In our proposed model, we introduce a simple strategy for the optimal number of cluster heads selection to overcome the problem of uneven energy distribution in the network...
February 23, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236818/selecting-sustainability-indicators-for-small-to-medium-sized-urban-water-systems-using-fuzzy-electre
#8
Gyan Chhipi-Shrestha, Kasun Hewage, Rehan Sadiq
  Urban water systems (UWSs) are challenged by the sustainability perspective. Certain limitations of the sustainability of centralized UWSs and decentralized household level wastewater treatments can be overcome by managing UWSs at an intermediate scale, referred to as small to medium sized UWSs (SMUWSs). SMUWSs are different from large UWSs, mainly in terms of smaller infrastructure, data limitation, smaller service area, and institutional limitations. Moreover, sustainability assessment systems to evaluate the sustainability of an entire UWS are very limited and confined only to large UWSs...
March 1, 2017: Water Environment Research: a Research Publication of the Water Environment Federation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218784/mutations-in-codons-12-and-13-of-k-ras-exon-2-in-colorectal-tumors-of-saudi-arabian-patients-frequency-clincopathological-associations-and-clinical-outcomes
#9
J Zekri, A Al-Shehri, M Mahrous, S Al-Rehaily, T Darwish, S Bassi, H El Taani, A Al Zahrani, S Elsamany, J Al-Maghrabi, B B Sadiq
Mutations in codons 12/13 of K-ras exon 2 are associated with reduced benefit from anti-epidermal growth factor receptor antibody treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC). Here, we evaluated the frequency of K-ras mutations and their relationship with clinicopathological features and treatment outcomes in Saudi Arabian patients with CRC. The genetic status of K-ras was determined in 300 patients diagnosed with CRC. Clinical information was collected retrospectively. K-ras was wild-type in 58% and mutated in 42% of the tumors...
February 16, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193553/an-investigation-of-reactivity-effect-due-to-inadvertent-filling-of-the-irradiation-channels-with-water-in-nirr-1-nigeria-research-reactor-1
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U Iliyasu, Y V Ibrahim, Sadiq Umar, S A Agbo, Y Jibrin
Investigation of reactivity variation due to flooding of the irradiation channels of Nigeria Research Reactor (NIRR-1) a low power miniature neutron source reactor (MNSR) located at the Centre for Energy Research and Training, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Nigeria using the MCNP code for High Enrich Uranium (HEU) and Low Enrich Uranium (LEU) core has been simulated in this present study. In this work, the excess reactivity worth of flooding HEU core for 1 inner, 2 inner, 3 inner, 4 inner and all inner are 0...
February 9, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178906/research-benefits-of-storing-genitourinary-samples-16s-rrna-sequencing-to-evaluate-vaginal-bacterial-communities
#11
Josef Wagner, Sarah Kerry-Barnard, S T Sadiq, Pippa Oakeshott
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161918/bowled-over-by-cricket-impact-of-tape-ball-injuries-on-the-eyes
#12
Salman Naveed Sadiq, Azam Ali, Bushra Usmani, Khabir Ahmad
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to describe the type and severity of tape-ball cricket-related eye injuries seen at a tertiary care hospital. DESIGN: A descriptive case series. METHODS: This study included all cases of tape-ball cricket-related eye injuries presenting to the Section of Ophthalmology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, from January 2014 to January 2015. RESULTS: A total of 20 patients with tape-ball cricket-related eye injuries were treated during this period...
January 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159916/impact-of-deploying-multiple-point-of-care-tests-with-a-sample-first-approach-on-a-sexual-health-clinical-care-pathway-a-service-evaluation
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Emma M Harding-Esch, Achyuta V Nori, Aseel Hegazi, Marcus J Pond, Olanike Okolo, Anthony Nardone, Catherine M Lowndes, Phillip Hay, S Tariq Sadiq
OBJECTIVES: To assess clinical service value of STI point-of-care test (POCT) use in a 'sample first' clinical pathway (patients providing samples on arrival at clinic, before clinician consultation). Specific outcomes were: patient acceptability; whether a rapid nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for Chlamydia trachomatis/Neisseria gonorrhoeae (CT/NG) could be used as a POCT in practice; feasibility of non-NAAT POCT implementation for Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) and bacterial vaginosis (BV); impact on patient diagnosis and treatment...
February 3, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126287/synthesis-biological-evaluation-and-docking-studies-of-2-3-dihydroquinazolin-4-1h-one-derivatives-as-inhibitors-of-cholinesterases
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Muhammad Sarfraz, Nargis Sultana, Umer Rashid, Muhammad Safwan Akram, Abdul Sadiq, Muhammad Ilyas Tariq
In search of potent inhibitors of cholinesterases, we have synthesized and evaluate a number of 2,3-dihydroquinazolin-4(1H)-one derivatives. The synthetic approach provided an efficient synthesis of the target molecules with excellent yield. All the tested compounds showed activity against both the enzymes in micromolar range. In many case, the inhibition of both enzymes are higher than or comparable to the standard drug galatamine. With the selectivity index of 2.3 for AChE, compound 5f can be considered as a potential lead compound with a feature of dual AChE/BChE inhibition with IC50=1...
January 17, 2017: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109339/stigma-reduction-training-improves-healthcare-provider-attitudes-toward-and-experiences-of-young-marginalized-people-in-bangladesh
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Scott Geibel, Sharif M I Hossain, Julie Pulerwitz, Nargis Sultana, Tarik Hossain, Shongkour Roy, Brady Burnett-Zieman, Lucy Stackpool-Moore, Barbara A Friedland, Reena Yasmin, Najmus Sadiq, Eileen Yam
PURPOSE: Working with health providers to reduce HIV stigma in the healthcare setting is an important strategy to improve service utilization and quality of care, especially for young people who are sexually active before marriage, are sexual minorities, or who sell sex. A stigma reduction training program for health providers in Bangladesh was evaluated. METHODS: A cohort of 300 healthcare providers were given a self-administered questionnaire, then attended a 2-day HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights training (including a 90-minute session on stigma issues)...
February 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109337/paying-for-sex-by-young-men-who-live-on-the-streets-in-dhaka-city-compounded-sexual-risk-in-a-vulnerable-migrant-community
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Tracy L McClair, Tarik Hossain, Nargis Sultana, Brady Burnett-Zieman, Eileen A Yam, Sharif Hossain, Reena Yasmin, Najmus Sadiq, Michele R Decker, Saifuddin Ahmed
PURPOSE: Dhaka City is home to thousands of migrants from Bangladesh's rural areas who often live in the streets. Prior studies examine street youth's practice of selling sex as a survival mechanism. We assess their less-studied practice of paying for sex and its association with sexual risk behaviors and outcomes. METHODS: As part of the global Link Up project, trained interviewers recruited 447 young men who live on the streets, ages 15-24, from seven Dhaka City "hotspots" to participate in a survey about sexual health...
February 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098806/antibacterial-activities-and-possible-modes-of-action-of-acacia-nilotica-l-del-against-multidrug-resistant-escherichia-coli-and-salmonella
#17
Muhammad Bilal Sadiq, Joel Tarning, Tay Zar Aye Cho, Anil Kumar Anal
Medicinal plants are frequently used for the treatment of various infectious diseases. The objective of this study was to evaluate the antibacterial activity and mode of action of Acacia nilotica and the antibiogram patterns of foodborne and clinical strains of Escherichia coli and Salmonella. The mechanism of action of acacia extracts against E. coli and Salmonella was elucidated by observing morphological damages including cell integrity and cell membrane permeability, as well as changes in cell structures and growth patterns in kill-time experiments...
January 14, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078656/biosimilars-for-the-treatment-of-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-published-evidence
#18
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Ira Jacobs, Reginald Ewesuedo, Sadiq Lula, Charles Zacharchuk
BACKGROUND: Biologic treatments for cancer continue to place a significant economic burden on healthcare stakeholders. Biosimilar therapies may help reduce this burden through cost savings, thereby increasing patient access. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to collate all published data to assess the weight of available evidence (quantity and quality) for proposed monoclonal antibody biosimilars and intended copies, for the treatment of cancer. METHODS: MEDLINE(®), Embase(®), and ISI Web of Science(®) databases were searched to September 2015...
February 2017: BioDrugs: Clinical Immunotherapeutics, Biopharmaceuticals and Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077489/rescue-of-severe-brain-and-cervical-cord-iris-by-restarting-natalizumab-in-a-pregnant-ms-patient
#19
Thomas H Massey, Rachel Smith, Shaheena Sadiq, Christopher Overton, Owen R Pearson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070467/social-support-and-resilience-among-patients-with-burn-injury-in-lahore-pakistan
#20
Ahmed Waqas, Sadiq Naveed, Mariam M Bhuiyan, Jawad Usman, Ahmed Inam-Ul-Haq, Sara S Cheema
INTRODUCTION: Social support and ego resiliency play a great role in maintaining the physical and mental health of patients with burn injuries. The present study has been designed to compare ego resiliency levels and the degree of social support in patients with a burn injury and their healthy counterparts. METHODS: This study was conducted in two teaching hospitals in Lahore, Pakistan from May 2015 to July 2015. A total of 80 burn patients presenting in outpatient departments of general surgery, plastic surgery, and burn centers of these hospitals were surveyed conveniently, and for comparison, 80 patients presenting in outpatient departments with minor ailments, for routine checkups or follow-ups were recruited...
November 8, 2016: Curēus
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