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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089476/serum-asymmetric-and-symmetric-dimethylarginine-and-morbidity-and-mortality-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Tariq Shafi, Thomas H Hostetter, Timothy W Meyer, Seungyoung Hwang, Xin Hai, Michal L Melamed, Tanushree Banerjee, Josef Coresh, Neil R Powe
BACKGROUND: Asymmetric (ADMA) and symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) are putative uremic toxins that may exert toxicity by a number of mechanisms, including impaired nitric oxide synthesis and generation of reactive oxygen species. The study goal was to determine the association between these metabolites and cardiovascular outcomes in hemodialysis patients. STUDY DESIGN: Post hoc analysis of the Hemodialysis (HEMO) Study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 1,276 prevalent hemodialysis patients with available samples 3 to 6 months after randomization...
January 12, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087491/dynamics-of-bacterial-class-bacilli-in-the-deepest-valley-lake-of-kashmir-the-manasbal-lake
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Sana Shafi, Azra N Kamili, Manzoor A Shah, Suhaib A Bandh, Rubiya Dar
In recognition of the importance of bacteria as ecological indicators of the aquatic systems a comprehensive and systematic analysis was carried out on Manasbal Lake, the deepest spring fed valley lake of Kashmir. The main objective envisaged was to analyze bacterial community composition (BCC) and for this purpose systematic and regular sampling of waters from ten different sampling stations, predetermined in the Lake according to differences in degree of human interference and also as zones of special ecological interests were selected...
January 10, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073037/amino-acid-chelated-iron-versus-an-iron-salt-in-the-treatment-of-iron-deficiency-anemia-with-pregnancy-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Ghada Abdel Fattah Abdel Moety, Ahmed Mahmoud Ali, Reham Fouad, Wafaa Ramadan, Doaa Shafie Belal, Hisham Mamdouh Haggag
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and tolerability of iron amino acid chelate (IAAC) and ferrous fumarate (FF) in treatment of iron deficiency anemia (IDA) with pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: A total of 150 pregnant women having iron deficiency anemia (IDA) were randomized to receive either IAAC or FF for 12 weeks. Hemoglobin, red cell indices, serum iron, and serum ferritin were measured at baseline and then 4, 8, and 12 weeks after treatment...
January 3, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065819/aquatic-bacterial-diversity-magnitude-dynamics-and-controlling-factors
#4
REVIEW
Sana Shafi, Azra N Kamili, Manzoor A Shah, Javid A Parray, Suhaib A Bandh
The primary aspiration in the microbial observatory is to advance the understanding of freshwater bacterioplankton, whose diversity and population dynamics are currently the least understood off all freshwater planktonic organisms. Through identification and characterization of bacterial populations in a suite of fresh water bodies, we are able to gain significant new insight into the ecological niches of bacteria in diverse freshwater ecosystems. Given the facts that lakes and other inland freshwaters play a more critical role in the global carbon budget and that lakes have been described as early indicators of both regional and global environmental change, the role of microbes in these processes is of renewed interest...
January 5, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063964/impact-of-hepatitis-b-core-antibody-hbcab-seropositivity-on-the-outcome-of-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-multiple-myeloma
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Ankur Varma, Laura Biritxinaga, Rima M Saliba, Maximilian Stich, Sarah Francesca Jauch, Aimaz Afrough, Medhavi Honhar, Uday R Popat, Mehnaz A Shafi, Nina Shah, Qaiser Bashir, Yvonne Dinh, Chitra Hosing, Richard E Champlin, Muzaffar H Qazilbash
Hepatitis B core antibody (HBcAb) seropositivity has been associated with a higher rate of hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation after chemotherapy, even in patients who are hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) negative. However, little is known about the risk of HBV reactivation after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (auto-HCT). We evaluated the incidence of HBV reactivation, liver toxicity and survival in patients with multiple myeloma (MM) who received auto-HCT at our institution. We retrospectively identified 107 MM patients with resolved HBV infection (HBcAb positive, HBsAg negative) and 125 patients with negative HBV serology (controls) who were matched for age, timing of auto-HCT from diagnosis, cytogenetics, disease status at transplant, induction therapy, and preparative regimen...
January 4, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060225/association-between-menopause-and-unprotected-sex-in-high-risk-hiv-positive-women-in-mombasa-kenya
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Marielle S Goyette, Kate S Wilson, Ruth Deya, Linnet N Masese, Juma Shafi, Barbra A Richardson, Kishorchandra Mandaliya, Walter Jaoko, R Scott McClelland
OBJECTIVE: Many HIV-positive women now live well beyond menopause. Postmenopausal women are no longer at risk for pregnancy, and some studies suggest they may use condoms less often than premenopausal women. This study tests the hypothesis that, in HIV-positive women who report trading sex for cash or in-kind payment, unprotected sex is more common at postmenopausal visits compared to premenopausal visits. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study of HIV-positive women ≥16 years old in Mombasa, Kenya...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052429/head-circumference-leg-length-and-its-association-with-dementia-among-older-adult-population-in-singapore
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Sherilyn Chang, Hui Lin Ong, Edimansyah Abdin, Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar, Anitha Jeyagurunathan, Saleha Shafie, Rathi Mahendran, Mythily Subramaniam, Siow Ann Chong
BACKGROUND: Head circumference and leg length serve as reliable proxy indicators of early-life environment. Research studies have shown that these anthropometric measurements are associated with cognitive impairment and dementia among older adults. The aim of the present study was to assess the associations between dementia with head circumference and leg length among the older adult population in Singapore. This study also aimed to examine the sociodemographic correlates of these anthropometric measurements...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050427/cystic-pheochromocytoma-presenting-as-adrenal-cyst
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Mohammed Shafi Abdulsalam, Vijaya Ganapathy, Priyanka Satish, Raghunath Keddy Janakiraman, Shivshankar Singh
Pheochromocytomas are usually solid tumours. But it can present as cystic lesions in the adrenal gland. Cystic lesions in adrenal gland with hypertension needs attention to rule out pheochromocytoma. If ignored, it may lead to hypertensive emergency, multisystem crisis and death. Early diagnosis with biochemistry, Computed Tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of abdomen, proper functional imaging like Meta Iodo Benzyl Guanidine (MIBG) scan is essential. Proper preoperative preparation is important to prevent hypertensive crisis during and after surgery...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050425/severe-left-ventricular-endomyocardial-fibrosis-presenting-as-biventricular-failure-in-a-young-adult-a-case-report
#9
Harpreet Singh Sandhu, Sampathkumar Mahadevappa Mahendrakar, Rajebali Ramzanali Pethani, Azizullah Hafizullah Khan, Yunus Shafi Loya
Endomyocardial Fibrosis (EMF) is a form of progressive restrictive cardiomyopathy of unclear aetiology prevalent in areas within 15(0) of equator including coastal areas of Kerala a few decades back. It inflicts young adults and carries a poor prognosis due to limited options for treatment. Fortunately, the incidence of cases is now declining due to improvement in health and hygiene standards. Here, we review the aetiology and pathogenesis of EMF and report a case of a young male from Mumbai (non-endemic area) presenting with progressively worsening breathlessness and signs of heart failure unresponsive to conventional medical treatment...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033696/assessing-metabolic-syndrome-through-increased-heart-rate-during-exercise
#10
Masoumeh Sadeghi, Mojgan Gharipour, Pouya Nezafati, Davood Shafie, Esmaeil Aghababaei, Nizal Sarrafzadegan
The present study aimed to assess changes in resting and maximum heart rates as primary indicators of cardiac autonomic function in metabolic syndrome (MetS) patients and to determine their value for discriminating MetS from non-MetS. 468 participants were enrolled in this cross-sectional study and assessed according to the updated adult treatment panel III (ATP-III) definition of MetS. Resting and maximum heart rates were recorded following the Bruce protocol during an exercise. A receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve was used to identify the best cutoff point for discriminating MetS from the non-MetS state...
November 2016: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030504/hospitals-with-higher-volumes-of-emergency-general-surgery-patients-achieve-lower-mortality-rates-a-case-for-establishing-designated-centers-for-emergency-general-surgery
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Gerald O Ogola, Adil Haider, Shahid Shafi
BACKGROUND: Higher volume has been associated with lower mortality for several surgical diseases. It is not known if this relationship exists in the management of Emergency General Surgery (EGS). Our hypothesis was that EGS patients treated at hospitals with higher EGS volume experienced lower mortality rates than those treated at low-volume hospitals. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of 2010 National Inpatient Sample data, maintained by the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research as a representative national sample of inpatients...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018798/exact-solutions-for-unsteady-free-convection-flow-over-an-oscillating-plate-due-to-non-coaxial-rotation
#12
Ahmad Qushairi Mohamad, Ilyas Khan, Zulkhibri Ismail, Sharidan Shafie
BACKGROUND: Non-coaxial rotation has wide applications in engineering devices, e.g. in food processing such as mixer machines and stirrers with a two-axis kneader, in cooling turbine blades, jet engines, pumps and vacuum cleaners, in designing thermal syphon tubes, and in geophysical flows. Therefore, this study aims to investigate unsteady free convection flow of viscous fluid due to non-coaxial rotation and fluid at infinity over an oscillating vertical plate with constant wall temperature...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012367/effect-of-lead-pb-on-antioxidation-system-and-accumulation-ability-of-moso-bamboo-phyllostachys-pubescens
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Bin Zhong, Junren Chen, Mohammad Shafi, Jia Guo, Ying Wang, Jiasen Wu, Zhengqian Ye, Lizhi He, Dan Liu
The antioxidation system and accumulation ability of Moso bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens), which is a valuable remediation material with large biomass and rapid growth rate were studied in hydroponics and pot experiments. In hydroponics experiment, TBARS concentrations and SOD activities decreased with increase of Pb treatments. The activities of POD boost up with elevated Pb treatments, and reached peak level with application of 400μM Pb. Proline concentrations reduced with application of 20μM Pb and then enhanced consistently with application of 100 and 400μM Pb...
December 21, 2016: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973289/the-public-acceptance-and-willingness-to-pay-wtp-of-dengue-vaccine-in-penang-malaysia-assessment-with-a-contingent-valuation-study
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H Y Yeo, A A Shafie
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973161/economic-evaluation-of-first-line-treatment-for-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-using-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-in-malaysia
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K N Ku Abd Rahim, H F Kamaruzaman, A A Shafie, S Hussain, J Sabirin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973041/improving-medication-adherence-through-calendar-packaging-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-among-hypertensive-patients-in-malaysia
#16
B Y Tan, A A Shafie, M A Hassali, F Saleem
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27972810/assessment-of-community-pharmacy-services-in-malaysia-perspectives-from-community-pharmacists-general-practitioners-consumers-and-health-policy-stakeholders
#17
G S Ooi, Ahmad Hassali, A A Shafie, D C Kong, V Mak, G N Chua
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27972740/comparision-of-perception-towrds-generic-medicines-between-final-year-pharmacy-and-medical-students-in-southeast-yemen
#18
S K Al-Tamimi, M A Hassali, A A Shafie, A A Alrasheedy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27972108/assessment-of-medication-adherence-and-the-associated-cost-of-calendar-blister-pack-among-hypertensive-patients-in-malaysia
#19
B Y Tan, A A Shafie, M A Hassali, F Saleem, J Muneswarao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27971534/how-much-does-an-asthma-related-event-cost-in-a-malaysian-suburban-hospital
#20
Y V Yong, A A Shafie
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
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