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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544362/cxcl10-and-il-6-markers-of-two-different-forms-of-intra-amniotic-inflammation-in-preterm-labor
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Roberto Romero, Piya Chaemsaithong, Noppadol Chaiyasit, Nikolina Docheva, Zhong Dong, Chong Jai Kim, Yeon Mee Kim, Jung-Sun Kim, Faisal Qureshi, Suzanne M Jacques, Bo Hyun Yoon, Tinnakorn Chaiworapongsa, Lami Yeo, Sonia S Hassan, Offer Erez, Steven J Korzeniewski
PROBLEM: To determine whether amniotic fluid (AF) CXCL10 concentration is associated with histologic chronic chorioamnionitis in patients with preterm labor (PTL) and preterm prelabor rupture of the membranes (PROM). METHOD OF STUDY: This study included 168 women who had an episode of PTL or preterm PROM. AF interleukin (IL)-6 and CXCL10 concentrations were determined by immunoassay. RESULTS: (i) Increased AF CXCL10 concentration was associated with chronic (OR: 4...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542978/procedural-outcomes-and-long-term-survival-following-lead-extraction-in-octogenarians
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Mikhael F El-Chami, Michael N Sayegh, Adarsh Patel, Jad El-Khalil, Yaanik Desai, Angel R Leon, Faisal M Merchant
BACKGROUND: Octogenarians account for a significant percentage of patients with indwelling pacemakers or defibrillators. OBJECTIVES: To determine procedural outcomes and long-term survival after Lead Extraction (LE) in octogenarians. METHODS: We retrospectively identified all patients who underwent defibrillator or pacemaker LE at our institution between January 1(st) 2007 and May 31(st) 2016. Patients were stratified based on age into two groups: < 80 years old (Group 1, n = 674) or ≥ 80 (Group 2, n = 100)...
May 24, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539862/risk-of-tuberculosis-reactivation-with-rituximab-therapy
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Amjad Alkadi, Najla Alduaiji, Ali Alrehaily
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world's deadliest diseases, and one-third of the world's population is infected with it. The link between antitumor necrosis factor therapy and reactivation of latent TB is well recognized. However, only limited studies have evaluated the risk of TB with rituximab, a B-cell-targeting therapeutic agent used recently for rheumatological diseases, primarily rheumatoid arthritis. Moreover, no studies have assessed this risk in TB endemic regions with a high incidence and prevalence of TB (e...
April 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538115/psoriatic-arthritis
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LETTER
Faisal R Ali
New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 376, Issue 21, Page 2094-2096, May 2017.
May 25, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537476/intimate-partner-violence-is-associated-with-suicidality-among-low-income-postpartum-women
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Karen M Tabb, Hsiang Huang, Miriam Valdovinos, Raman Toor, Teresa Ostler, Erin Vanderwater, Yang Wang, Paulo Rossi Menezes, Alexandre Faisal-Cury
BACKGROUND: Although intimate partner violence (IPV) during perinatal period is more common than during other maternal health conditions, it receives less attention within research on maternal mortality rates. Given the risks for maternal mortality because of suicidality, the purpose of this investigation is to examine the risk of suicidal ideation (SI) among postpartum women exposed to IPV. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, participants were recruited between May 2005 and March 2007 from primary care clinics in São Paulo, Brazil...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536682/a-case-of-intramural-coronary-amyloidosis-associated-with-hemodialysis
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Faisal M Huq Ronny, George Kleinman, Paul James Kurtin, John Thomas Fallon
Dialysis-related amyloidosis predominantly occurs in osteo-articular structures and dialysis-related amyloid (DRA) substances also deposit in extra-articular tissues. Clinical manifestations of DRA include odynophagia, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, intestinal obstruction, kidney stones, myocardial dysfunction, and subcutaneous tumors. The pathological characteristics of DRA in the heart of hemodialysis patients have rarely been reported. We report the case of a 73-year-old female with a history of cerebral palsy and end-stage renal disease status post two failed renal transplants who had been on hemodialysis for 30 years...
January 2017: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535775/factors-influencing-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-undergoing-on-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-single-center-experience
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Mohamed F Ismail, Ahmed F El-Mahrouk, Tamer H Hamouda, Hanan Radwan, Ali Haneef, Ahmed A Jamjoom
BACKGROUND: The reported incidence of AF after CABG surgery varies from 20 to 40%, with the arrhythmia usually occurring between second and fourth postoperative days. Postoperative AF after CABG was associated with greater in-hospital mortality and worse survival at long-term follow-up. Therefore, intensive attention has focused on the prevention of AF in high-risk patients. Many perioperative factors have been suggested to increase the incidence of postoperative AF after conventional CABG...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532779/meta-analysis-of-risk-of-ventricular-arrhythmias-after-improvement-in-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-during-follow-up-in-patients-with-primary-prevention-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators
#8
Aiman Smer, Alok Saurav, Muhammad Soubhi Azzouz, Mohsin Salih, Mohamed Ayan, Ahmed Abuzaid, Abhilash Akinapelli, Arun Kanmanthareddy, Lynda E Rosenfeld, Faisal M Merchant, Hussam Abuissa
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) reduce the risk of sudden cardiac death in patients with impaired left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). However, there are limited data on the long-term benefit of ICD therapy in patients whose LVEF subsequently improves. We conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate the effect of LVEF improvement on ICD therapy during follow-up. Incidence rate ratios (IRRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using random-effects modeling. Sixteen studies with 3,959 patients were included in our analysis...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528205/heterotrimeric-complex-of-p38-mapk-pkc%C3%AE-and-tirap-is-required-for-ap1-mediated-inflammatory-response
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Mirza S Baig, Dongfang Liu, Kannan Muthu, Anjali Roy, Uzma Saqib, Adnan Naim, Syed M Faisal, Mansi Srivastava, Rohit Saluja
Inflammation could be described as a physiological response of the body to tissue injury, pathogen invasion, and irritants. During the inflammatory phase, cells of both the innate as well as adaptive immune system are activated and recruited to the site of inflammation. These mediators are downstream targets for the transcription factors; activator protein-1 (AP1), nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer (NF-κB), signal transducers and activators of transcription factors (STAT1), as well as interferon regulatory factors (IRFs), which control the expression of most immunomodulatory genes...
May 18, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527771/aspirin-versus-aspirin-plus-clopidogrel-as-antithrombotic-treatment-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-with-a-balloon-expandable-valve-the-arte-aspirin-versus-aspirin%C3%A2-clopidogrel-following%C3%A2-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-randomized%C3%A2
#10
Josep Rodés-Cabau, Jean-Bernard Masson, Robert C Welsh, Bruno Garcia Del Blanco, Marc Pelletier, John G Webb, Faisal Al-Qoofi, Philippe Généreux, Gabriel Maluenda, Martin Thoenes, Jean-Michel Paradis, Chekrallah Chamandi, Vicenç Serra, Eric Dumont, Mélanie Côté
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare aspirin plus clopidogrel with aspirin alone as antithrombotic treatment following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for the prevention of ischemic events, bleeding events, and death. BACKGROUND: Few data exist on the optimal antithrombotic therapy following TAVR. METHODS: This was a randomized controlled trial comparing aspirin (80 to 100 mg/day) plus clopidogrel (75 mg/day) (dual-antiplatelet therapy [DAPT]) versus aspirin alone (single-antiplatelet therapy [SAPT]) in patients undergoing TAVR with a balloon-expandable valve...
May 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520768/mobile-phone-reminders-and-peer-counseling-improve-adherence-and-treatment-outcomes-of-patients-on-art-in-malaysia-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#11
Surajudeen Abiola Abdulrahman, Lekhraj Rampal, Faisal Ibrahim, Anuradha P Radhakrishnan, Hayati Kadir Shahar, Norlijah Othman
BACKGROUND: Adherence to treatment remains the cornerstone of long term viral suppression and successful treatment outcomes among patients receiving Antiretroviral Therapy (ART). OBJECTIVE(S): Evaluate the effectiveness of mobile phone reminders and peer counseling in improving adherence and treatment outcomes among HIV positive patients on ART in Malaysia. METHODS: A single-blind, parallel group RCT conducted in Hospital Sungai Buloh, Malaysia in which 242 adult Malaysian patients were randomized to intervention or control groups...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516112/hemorrhagic-cystitis-in-a-liver-transplant-recipient-secondary-to-bk-virus
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Faisal Kamal, Bilal Ali, Matthew Barnes, Sehrish Kamal, Satheesh Nair, Humberto Gonzalez
The association between BK virus infection and hemorrhagic cystitis (HC) in hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients is well established. However, BK virus-associated HC has not been described in liver transplant (LT) recipients. We present a case of BK virus-associated HC in a LT recipient. Our patient presented with worsening liver function tests 2 years after transplantation and was found to have acute cellular rejection. He was treated with increased immunosuppression and subsequently developed hematuria...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514918/does-vitamin-d-deficiency-affect-placental-inflammation-or-infections-among-very-low-birth-weight-infants
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Subhash Puthuraya, Sreenivas Karnati, S Nadya J Kazzi, Faisal Qureshi, Suzanne M Jacques, Ronald Thomas
OBJECTIVE: Examine the association between placental inflammation and neonatal infections and 25OH D levels at birth among VLBWI. STUDY DESIGN: Serum 25OH D levels were measured in 89 VLBWI (≤1250g) and 47 mothers on day one, and in 78 infants on day 21. Placentas were examined for maternal and fetal inflammation. Infants were divided into deficient (≤ 10 ng/ml) and adequate (> 10 ng/ml) groups based on 25OH D levels on day 1. RESULTS: Mean ± SD maternal levels of 25OH D (21± 9 ng/ml) correlated with infants' levels (15 ± 8 ng/ml), (p< 0...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513071/juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-in-multiplex-families-longitudinal-follow-up
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Munira Al Marri, Alya Qari, Sulaiman M Al-Mayouf
OBJECTIVE: To describe the physical, social, educational and employment status and clinical outcomes of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) from multiplex families. METHODS: All familial JIA patients were treated and had regular follow-up between 1990 and 2015 at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSH-RC), Riyadh, were included. Demographic data, disease duration, active arthritis and articular and extra-articular damage at last follow-up visit were reviewed...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507895/diverging-volumetric-trajectories-following-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury
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Emily L Dennis, Joshua Faskowitz, Faisal Rashid, Talin Babikian, Richard Mink, Christopher Babbitt, Jeffrey Johnson, Christopher C Giza, Neda Jahanshad, Paul M Thompson, Robert F Asarnow
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant public health concern, and can be especially disruptive in children, derailing on-going neuronal maturation in periods critical for cognitive development. There is considerable heterogeneity in post-injury outcomes, only partially explained by injury severity. Understanding the time course of recovery, and what factors may delay or promote recovery, will aid clinicians in decision-making and provide avenues for future mechanism-based therapeutics. We examined regional changes in brain volume in a pediatric/adolescent moderate-severe TBI (msTBI) cohort, assessed at two time points...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507861/absence-of-ulnar-artery-inflow-detected-by-allen-s-test-prior-to-radial-forearm-free-flap
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Benjamin A Taylor, Faisal Alzahrani, Eric Levi, S Mark Taylor, Matthew H Rigby, Jonathan Trites, Robert D Hart
Radial forearm free flaps are commonly used for soft-tissue reconstruction after resection of head and neck cancer. It is perfused by the radial artery, leaving the ulnar artery for perfusion of the hand and digits. The absence of distal ulnar artery and associated superficial palmar arch, however, has not been reported in cadaveric dissection. We report a case of unilateral ulnar artery flow absence, detected by Allen's test, during preoperative preparation for a radial forearm free flap. Based on the simplicity, safety, and ease, we recommend Allen's test to be performed preoperatively on every patient for whom such a flap is a consideration...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507437/changing-health-care-culture-a-prerequisite-to-improving-patient-safety
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COMMENT
Saeed Azizi, Faisal Siddiqui, Ithsham Iqbal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507365/frequency-and-predictors-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-adolescents-first-year-medical-students-of-a-public-sector-medical-college-quetta-pakistan
#18
Faisal Shahzad, Aiesha Ishaque
Objective: To determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in medical students. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at the Bolan Medical College, Quetta, Pakistan, from August 2015 to January 2016, and comprised healthy first-year medical students. Demographic data was assessed using a self-administered questionnaire. Height, weight and waist circumference were measured along with fasting blood sugar, high-density lipoprotein and triglycerides by using automated biochemistry analyser...
May 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506992/reduced-mad2-levels-dampen-apoptotic-response-to-non-exchange-sex-chromosomes-and-lead-to-sperm-aneuploidy
#19
Imrul Faisal, Liisa Kauppi
In meiosis, non-exchange homologous chromosomes are at risk for missegregation and should be monitored by the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) to avoid formation of aneuploid gametes. Sex chromosome missegregation is particularly common and can lead to sterility or to aneuploid offspring (e.g. individuals with Turner or Klinefelter syndrome). Despite major implications for health and reproduction, modifiers of meiotic SAC robustness and the subsequent apoptotic response in male mammals remain obscure. Levels of SAC proteins, e...
May 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506944/effect-of-sacrocolpopexy-and-retropubic-sling-on-overactive-bladder-symptoms
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Muhammad Faisal Aslam, William T Gregory, Blake Osmundsen
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to evaluate the effect of sacrocolpopexy and retropubic midurethral sling, or transvaginal tape (TVT) procedure, on overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms. Our null hypothesis was that concomitant sacrocolpopexy and TVT exacerbate OAB symptoms. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a prospective cohort study. All subjects had apical/anterior prolapse and underwent robotic-assisted sacrocolpopexy and TVT, with or without concomitant hysterectomy...
March 15, 2017: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
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