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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631373/the-risk-of-violence-associated-with-novel-psychoactive-substance-misuse-in-patients-presenting-to-acute-mental-health-services
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Abu Shafi, Paul Gallagher, Neil Stewart, Giovanni Martinotti, Ornella Corazza
Novel psychoactive substance (NPS) availability is increasing at a phenomenal rate and so is their associated misuse. Currently, the harms associated with NPS misuse are unclear. This report presents the initial findings of a continuing study looking into the impact of NPS misuse on admissions to an acute mental health facility in London. Violence preadmission and violence during admission have been found to be significant in NPS misusers compared to non-NPS substance misusers. Our findings have important consequences for acute mental health, emergency, and public health services...
June 19, 2017: Human Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622826/gstp1-and-xrcc1-polymorphisms-and-dna-damage-in-agricultural-workers-exposed-to-pesticides
#2
Amal Saad-Hussein, Magda Noshy, Mona Taha, Haidan El-Shorbagy, Eman Shahy, Ebtesam A Abdel-Shafy
Pesticide exposure may be associated with increased risk of genotoxicity and carcinogenesis. These risks may be affected by polymorphisms of genes for glutathione transferase-dependent metabolism of pesticides and for DNA repair. We studied the prevalence of GSTP1 and XRCC1 polymorphisms and their possible correlation with DNA damage following prolonged pesticide exposure. DNA damage was estimated by the comet assay in peripheral blood samples from 51 pesticide-exposed workers and 50 controls. GSTP1 (105) and XRCC1 (399 and 194) genotypes were identified by restriction fragment length analysis...
July 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619714/the-g-protein-coupled-receptor-gpr31-promotes-membrane-association-of-kras
#3
Nicole Fehrenbacher, Israel Tojal da Silva, Craig Ramirez, Yong Zhou, Kwang-Jin Cho, Shafi Kuchay, Jie Shi, Susan Thomas, Michele Pagano, John F Hancock, Dafna Bar-Sagi, Mark R Philips
The product of the KRAS oncogene, KRAS4B, promotes tumor growth when associated with the plasma membrane (PM). PM association is mediated, in part, by farnesylation of KRAS4B, but trafficking of nascent KRAS4B to the PM is incompletely understood. We performed a genome-wide screen to identify genes required for KRAS4B membrane association and identified a G protein-coupled receptor, GPR31. GPR31 associated with KRAS4B on cellular membranes in a farnesylation-dependent fashion, and retention of GPR31 on the endoplasmic reticulum inhibited delivery of KRAS4B to the PM...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615833/prevalence-and-organwise-distribution-of-sarcocystiosis-in-buffaloes-of-mohali-punjab
#4
Khadim Hussain Dar, Mohd Mansoor Bhat, Majid Shafi
The study was carried at Mirha Exports private limited at Mohali, Punjab, from December 2012 to May 2013 during which 1000 buffaloes of 2-3 years of age slaughtered for meat purposes were screened for the Sarcocystis species. Most of the animals examined at anti-mortem appeared normal and clinically healthy. However, at slaughtering, the gross and microscopic examination of representative samples of striated muscles collected from slaughtered buffaloes revealed 95.50 % prevalence of Sarcocystis species. Out of 1000 samples examined, 955 samples (95...
June 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614305/bap1-regulates-ip3r3-mediated-ca-2-flux-to-mitochondria-suppressing-cell-transformation
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Angela Bononi, Carlotta Giorgi, Simone Patergnani, David Larson, Kaitlyn Verbruggen, Mika Tanji, Laura Pellegrini, Valentina Signorato, Federica Olivetto, Sandra Pastorino, Masaki Nasu, Andrea Napolitano, Giovanni Gaudino, Paul Morris, Greg Sakamoto, Laura K Ferris, Alberto Danese, Andrea Raimondi, Carlo Tacchetti, Shafi Kuchay, Harvey I Pass, El Bachir Affar, Haining Yang, Paolo Pinton, Michele Carbone
BRCA1-associated protein 1 (BAP1) is a potent tumour suppressor gene that modulates environmental carcinogenesis. All carriers of inherited heterozygous germline BAP1-inactivating mutations (BAP1(+/-)) developed one and often several BAP1(-/-) malignancies in their lifetime, mostly malignant mesothelioma, uveal melanoma, and so on. Moreover, BAP1-acquired biallelic mutations are frequent in human cancers. BAP1 tumour suppressor activity has been attributed to its nuclear localization, where it helps to maintain genome integrity...
June 14, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614300/pten-counteracts-fbxl2-to-promote-ip3r3-and-ca-2-mediated-apoptosis-limiting-tumour-growth
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Shafi Kuchay, Carlotta Giorgi, Daniele Simoneschi, Julia Pagan, Sonia Missiroli, Anita Saraf, Laurence Florens, Michael P Washburn, Ana Collazo-Lorduy, Mireia Castillo-Martin, Carlos Cordon-Cardo, Said M Sebti, Paolo Pinton, Michele Pagano
In response to environmental cues that promote IP3 (inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate) generation, IP3 receptors (IP3Rs) located on the endoplasmic reticulum allow the 'quasisynaptical' feeding of calcium to the mitochondria to promote oxidative phosphorylation. However, persistent Ca(2+) release results in mitochondrial Ca(2+) overload and consequent apoptosis. Among the three mammalian IP3Rs, IP3R3 appears to be the major player in Ca(2+)-dependent apoptosis. Here we show that the F-box protein FBXL2 (the receptor subunit of one of 69 human SCF (SKP1, CUL1, F-box protein) ubiquitin ligase complexes) binds IP3R3 and targets it for ubiquitin-, p97- and proteasome-mediated degradation to limit Ca(2+) influx into mitochondria...
June 14, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610706/ultrasound-guided-bilateral-rectus-sheath-block-vs-conventional-local-analgesia-in-single-port-laparoscopic-appendectomy-for-children-with-nonperforated-appendicitis
#7
Caroline Maloney, Michelle Kallis, Ibrahim Abd El-Shafy, Aaron M Lipskar, John Hagen, Michelle Kars
INTRODUCTION: Despite its minimally invasive approach, laparoscopic surgery can cause considerable pain. Regional analgesic techniques such as the rectus sheath block (RSB) offer improved pain management following elective umbilical hernia repair in the pediatric population. This effect has not been examined in laparoscopic single-incision surgery in children. We sought to compare the efficacy of bilateral ultrasound-guided RSB versus local anesthetic infiltration (LAI) in providing postoperative pain relief in pediatric single-incision transumbilical laparoscopic assisted appendectomy (TULA) with same-day discharge...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603109/phytochemical-and-biological-assessments-on-lipidium-meyenii-maca-and-epimidium-sagittatum-horny-goat-weed
#8
Mahmood Qureshi, - Mehjabeen, - Noorjahan, Shafi Muhammad, Faheem Ahmed Siddiqui, Iftikhar Baig, Mansoor Ahmad
The effects of Lipidium meyenii (maca, LM) and Epimidium sagittatum (horny goat weed, ES) have been investigated due to their involvement in fertilization. Both of the drugs showed good results before, during and after fertilization in male and female mice. The results revealed that the crude extract of Lipidium meyenii caused a significant decrease in the no. of writhes at 300 and 500mg/kg (p<0.05) as compare to control, Epimidium sagittatum and standard drug. The gross behavioral, open field, exploratory behaviour, forced swimming test for stress, diuretic activity, chronic toxicity with the effect on reproduction of both male and female and change in body weight were also studied...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592637/in-vivo-imaging-of-prodromal-hippocampus-ca1-subfield-oxidative-stress-in-models-of-alzheimer-disease-and-angelman-syndrome
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Bruce A Berkowitz, Jacob Lenning, Nikita Khetarpal, Catherine Tran, Johnny Y Wu, Ali M Berri, Kristin Dernay, E Mark Haacke, Fatema Shafie-Khorassani, Robert H Podolsky, John C Gant, Shaniya Maimaiti, Olivier Thibault, Geoffrey G Murphy, Brian M Bennett, Robin Roberts
Hippocampus oxidative stress is considered pathogenic in neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer disease (AD), and in neurodevelopmental disorders, such as Angelman syndrome (AS). Yet clinical benefits of antioxidant treatment for these diseases remain unclear because conventional imaging methods are unable to guide management of therapies in specific hippocampus subfields in vivo that underlie abnormal behavior. Excessive production of paramagnetic free radicals in nonhippocampus brain tissue can be measured in vivo as a greater-than-normal 1/T1 that is quenchable with antioxidant as measured by quench-assisted (Quest) MRI...
June 7, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580705/the-relationship-among-unawareness-of-memory-impairment-depression-and-dementia-in-older-adults-with-memory-impairment-in-singapore
#10
Jianlin Liu, Edimansyah Abdin, Janhavi A Vaingankar, Saleha B Shafie, Anitha Jeyagurunathan, Shazana Shahwan, Harish Magadi, Li Ling Ng, Siow Ann Chong, Mythily Subramaniam
BACKGROUND: Previous research has studied the relationships among unawareness of memory impairment, depression, and dementia in older adults with severe dementia, but it has not considered the associations and clinical implications at earlier stages of memory impairment. This study therefore sought to examine the relationship among unawareness of memory impairment, depression, and dementia in older adults with memory impairment in Singapore. METHODS: The participants were 751 older adults with memory impairment in Singapore...
June 4, 2017: Psychogeriatrics: the Official Journal of the Japanese Psychogeriatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570345/reduction-of-pediatric-pedestrian-hazardous-road-conditions-in-a-school-drop-off-zone-utilizing-video-review
#11
Ibrahim Abd El-Shafy, Jillian Savino, Nathan A M Christopherson, Jose M Prince
BACKGROUND: In 2012, 76,000 pedestrians were struck by motor vehicles. This resulted in 20% of all pediatric mortalities between the ages of 5-15. We hypothesize that children are exposed to increased risk as pedestrians to motor vehicle injury when arriving to school and that identification of these hazards would improve targeting of injury prevention efforts. METHODS: Within a county containing 355 public schools, we identified a primary school with 588 students located in an urban setting with concerns for a high risk traffic environment...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553572/think-before-chopping-a-diabetic-foot-insight-to-vascular-intervention
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EDITORIAL
Ahsan Zil-E-Ali, Saadia Shafi, Muhammad Hammad Ali
Diabetes mellitus is a most commonly occurring chronic disease around the world, resulting in damage to multiple organs. One of the consequences of poorly controlled diabetes is vascular damage resulting in peripheral artery disease, leading to inadequate perfusion of the foot and eventually gangrene and amputation. Research over the past decade or so has provided us with the statistics that vascular intervention has better clinical outcomes including patient mortality, morbidity, quality of life, and patient satisfaction...
April 25, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549536/non-gfr-determinants-of-low-molecular-weight-serum-protein-filtration-markers-in-the-elderly-ages-kidney-and-mesa-kidney
#13
Meredith C Foster, Andrew S Levey, Lesley A Inker, Tariq Shafi, Li Fan, Vilmundur Gudnason, Ronit Katz, Gary F Mitchell, Aghogho Okparavero, Runolfur Palsson, Wendy S Post, Michael G Shlipak
BACKGROUND: Studies in chronic kidney disease populations suggest that the non-glomerular filtration rate (GFR) determinants of serum levels of the low-molecular-weight protein filtration markers cystatin C, β2-microglobulin (B2M), and beta-trace protein (BTP) are less affected by age, sex, and ethnicity than those of creatinine. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Predominantly elderly participants selected from the Age, Gene/Environment Susceptibility Kidney Study (AGES-Kidney; N=683; mean [SD] age, 79 [4] years; GFR, 62 [17]mL/min/1...
May 24, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541761/hydrophilically-modified-self-assembling-%C3%AE-tocopherol-derivative-as-niosomal-nanocarrier-for-improving-clarithromycin-oral-bioavailability
#14
Shafi Ullah, Muhammad Raza Shah, Mohammad Shoaib, Muhammad Imran, Syed Wadood Ali Shah, Farid Ahmed, Qamar Gul, Ismail Shah
Synthesis of biocompatible and cost-effective novel nonionic surfactants from renewable resources has been the subject of greater scientific interest for enhancing the bioavailability of less water-soluble drugs. The present study focuses on the synthesis of α-tocopherol-based novel biocompatible nonionic surfactant and its evaluation for forming clarithromycin-loaded niosomal drug delivery system. α-tocopherol was hydrophilically modified through multistep reactions and characterized using mass and (1)H NMR spectroscopic techniques...
May 25, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530674/fifteen-new-risk-loci-for-coronary-artery-disease-highlight-arterial-wall-specific-mechanisms
#15
Joanna M M Howson, Wei Zhao, Daniel R Barnes, Weang-Kee Ho, Robin Young, Dirk S Paul, Lindsay L Waite, Daniel F Freitag, Eric B Fauman, Elias L Salfati, Benjamin B Sun, John D Eicher, Andrew D Johnson, Wayne H H Sheu, Sune F Nielsen, Wei-Yu Lin, Praveen Surendran, Anders Malarstig, Jemma B Wilk, Anne Tybjærg-Hansen, Katrine L Rasmussen, Pia R Kamstrup, Panos Deloukas, Jeanette Erdmann, Sekar Kathiresan, Nilesh J Samani, Heribert Schunkert, Hugh Watkins, Ron Do, Daniel J Rader, Julie A Johnson, Stanley L Hazen, Arshed A Quyyumi, John A Spertus, Carl J Pepine, Nora Franceschini, Anne Justice, Alex P Reiner, Steven Buyske, Lucia A Hindorff, Cara L Carty, Kari E North, Charles Kooperberg, Eric Boerwinkle, Kristin Young, Mariaelisa Graff, Ulrike Peters, Devin Absher, Chao A Hsiung, Wen-Jane Lee, Kent D Taylor, Ying-Hsiang Chen, I-Te Lee, Xiuqing Guo, Ren-Hua Chung, Yi-Jen Hung, Jerome I Rotter, Jyh-Ming J Juang, Thomas Quertermous, Tzung-Dau Wang, Asif Rasheed, Philippe Frossard, Dewan S Alam, Abdulla Al Shafi Majumder, Emanuele Di Angelantonio, Rajiv Chowdhury, Yii-Der Ida Chen, Børge G Nordestgaard, Themistocles L Assimes, John Danesh, Adam S Butterworth, Danish Saleheen
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although 58 genomic regions have been associated with CAD thus far, most of the heritability is unexplained, indicating that additional susceptibility loci await identification. An efficient discovery strategy may be larger-scale evaluation of promising associations suggested by genome-wide association studies (GWAS). Hence, we genotyped 56,309 participants using a targeted gene array derived from earlier GWAS results and performed meta-analysis of results with 194,427 participants previously genotyped, totaling 88,192 CAD cases and 162,544 controls...
May 22, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527204/levetiracetam-alters-oscillatory-connectivity-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#16
Christian S Musaeus, Mouhsin M Shafi, Emiliano Santarnecchi, Susan T Herman, Daniel Z Press
Seizures occur at a higher frequency in people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) but overt, clinically obvious events are infrequent. Evidence from animal models and studies in mild cognitive impairment suggest that subclinical epileptic discharges may play a role in the clinical and pathophysiological manifestations of AD. In this feasibility study, the neurophysiological and cognitive effects of acute administration of levetiracetam (LEV) are measured in patients with mild AD to test whether it could have a therapeutic benefit...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526049/psychological-status-and-quality-of-life-among-primary-caregivers-of-individuals-with-mental-illness-a-hospital-based-study
#17
Anitha Jeyagurunathan, Vathsala Sagayadevan, Edimansyah Abdin, YunJue Zhang, Sherilyn Chang, Saleha Shafie, Restria Fauziana Abdul Rahman, Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar, Siow Ann Chong, Mythily Subramaniam
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to explore the psychological status and quality of life among primary caregivers of individuals suffering from various mental illnesses including early psychosis, chronic schizophrenia, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders and dementia. METHODS: A total of 350 primary caregivers with relatives seeking treatment at a tertiary psychiatric hospital were recruited for this study. Socio-demographic data was obtained and the brief version of the World Health Organisation Quality of Life instrument was used to assess caregiver's quality of life (QOL)...
May 19, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521959/cancer-cell-death-induced-by-nanomagnetolectin
#18
Dina M M AlSadek, Haitham A Badr, Tamer A Al-Shafie, Sabry M El-Bahr, Motawa E El-Houseini, Leyla B Djansugurova, Chen-Zhong Li, Hafiz Ahmed
Magnetic nanoparticles represent a new paradigm for molecular targeting therapy in cancer. However, the transformative targeting potential of magnetic nanoparticles has been stymied by a key obstacle-safe delivery to specified target cells in vivo. As cancer cells grow under nutrient deprivation and hypoxic conditions and decorate cell surface with excessive sialoglycans, sialic acid binding lectins might be suitable for targeting cancer cells in vivo. Here we explore the potential of magnetic nanoparticles functionalized with wheat germ lectin (WGA) conjugate, so-called nanomagnetolectin, as apoptotic targetable agents for prostate cancer...
May 10, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506028/comparison-of-the-hospital-acquired-clostridium-difficile-infection-risk-of-using-proton-pump-inhibitors-versus-histamine-2-receptor-antagonists-for-prophylaxis-and-treatment-of-stress-ulcers-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Mohamed Azab, Loomee Doo, Daniel H Doo, Yousif Elmofti, Muazer Ahmed, John Jay Cadavona, Xibei B Liu, Amaan Shafi, Moon Kyung Joo, Ji Won Yoo
Background/Aims: Although proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have been widely used for the prevention and treatment of stress gastric ulcers in hospital settings, there are concerns that PPIs increase the risk of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). However, little is known about the risk of CDI following PPI and histamine-2 receptor antagonist (H2RA) use. We evaluated the comparative hospital-acquired CDI occurrence risk associated with the concurrent use of PPIs versus H2RAs. Methods: A systematic search of PubMed, MEDLINE/ Ovid, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Web of Science, and Google Scholar through August 19, 2016, identified 12 studies that reported the hospital-acquired CDI occurrence following H2RA and PPI use for the prevention and treatment of stress gastric ulcers...
May 17, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505377/performance-of-glomerular-filtration-rate-estimating-equations-in-a-community-based-sample-of-blacks-and-whites-the-multiethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
#20
Lesley A Inker, Andrew S Levey, Hocine Tighiouart, Tariq Shafi, John H Eckfeldt, Craig Johnson, Aghogho Okparavero, Wendy S Post, Josef Coresh, Michael G Shlipak
Background.: The Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equations are recommended for glomerular filtration rate (GFR) estimation in the general population. They have not been evaluated in community-based populations, including Blacks at higher levels of GFR, but are commonly applied in such populations. Methods.: In an ancillary study of Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis conducted at one site, we evaluated the performance of the CKD-EPI equations for creatinine (eGFRcr), cystatin C (eGFRcys) or the combination (eGFRcr-cys) compared with GFR measured as plasma clearance of iohexol...
May 13, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
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