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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411301/emerging-biomarkers-in-cutaneous-melanoma
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REVIEW
Anna Eisenstein, Estela Chen Gonzalez, Rekha Raghunathan, Xixi Xu, Muzhou Wu, Emily O McLean, Jean McGee, Byungwoo Ryu, Rhoda M Alani
Earlier identification of aggressive melanoma remains a goal in the field of melanoma research. With new targeted and immune therapies that have revolutionized the care of patients with melanoma, the ability to predict progression and monitor or predict response to therapy has become the new focus of research into biomarkers in melanoma. In this review, promising biomarkers are highlighted. These biomarkers have been used to diagnose melanoma as well as predict progression to advanced disease and response to therapy...
February 6, 2018: Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386955/vitamin-d-deficiency-in-saudi-arabians-a-reality-or-simply-hype-a-meta-analysis-2008-2015
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REVIEW
Haneen Al-Alyani, Haifa A Al-Turki, Omar N Al-Essa, Fawaz M Alani, Mir Sadat-Ali
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The objective of this systematic review was to determine from published data the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in the Saudi population. METHODS: An extensive and meticulous search was conducted for studies published in MEDLINE, EMBASE the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2008-2015), and the Science Citation Index published data from the Annals of Saudi Medicine and Saudi Medical Journal with the key words: Vitamin D deficiency, insufficiency, and Saudi Arabians...
January 2018: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382480/-association-between-homozygous-c-318a-gt-mutation-in-exon-2-of-the-eif2b5-gene-and-the-infantile-form-of-vanishing-white-matter-leukoencephalopathy
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Carmen Esmer, Gabriela Blanco Hernández, Víctor Saavedra Alanís, Jorge Guillermo Reyes Vaca, Antonio Bravo Oro
BACKGROUND: Vanishing white matter disease is one of the most frequent leukodystrophies in childhood with an autosomal recessive inheritance. A mutation in one of the genes encoding the five subunits of the eukaryotic initiation factor 2 (EIF2B5) is present in 90% of the cases. The diagnosis can be accomplished by the clinical and neuroradiological findings and molecular tests. CASE REPORT: We describe a thirteen-month-old male with previous normal neurodevelopment, who was hospitalized for vomiting, hyperthermia and irritability...
September 2017: Boletín Médico del Hospital Infantil de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368905/-the-aging-of-mexican-population
#4
Gerardo Rivera-Silva, Leonardo Rodríguez-Reyes, Ma Guadalupe Treviño-Alanís
No abstract.
November 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363399/ocular-otic-nasal-rectal-and-vaginal-formulation-innovations-and-regulatory-considerations
#5
Raid Alany
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353188/mechanism-of-anaerobic-bio-reduction-of-azo-dye-assisted-with-lawsone-immobilized-activated-carbon
#6
Daniel Olivo-Alanis, Refugio Bernardo Garcia-Reyes, Luis H Alvarez, Alcione Garcia-Gonzalez
Lawsone redox (LQ) mediator was covalently bound to granular activated carbon (GAC) by Fischer esterification. A high LQ adsorption capacity on GAC was achieved (∼230 mg/g), and desorption studies showed strong chemical stability. Furthermore, kinetic experiments with solid-phase redox mediator (RM) and their controls (soluble RM, GAC and anaerobic sludge) were tested for decolorization of congo red dye at initial concentration of 175 mg/L. Benzidine, a by-product of complete congo red reduction, was also measured by HPLC analysis along the kinetic experiments...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351260/fatty-acid-based-microemulsions-to-combat-ophthalmia-neonatorum-caused-by-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-and-staphylococcus-aureus
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Ummara Butt, Amr ElShaer, Lori A S Snyder, Ali A Al-Kinani, Adam Le Gresley, Raid G Alany
The bacterial species Neisseria gonorrhoeae (N. gonorrhoeae) and Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) are amongst the main microorganisms that cause ophthalmia neonatorum. The current treatment involves the use of various antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin, cephalosporin, ceftriaxone and cefotaxime. However, this treatment strategy is becoming more ineffective due to the antibiotic resistance in N. gonorrhoeae. The current study explores the potential use of fatty acid based microemulsions (ME) to prevent N. gonorrhoeae and S...
January 19, 2018: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344305/a-tumor-activatable-theranostic-nanomedicine-platform-for-nir-fluorescence-guided-surgery-and-combinatorial-phototherapy
#8
Xiaoning Li, Canan Schumann, Hassan A Albarqi, Christopher J Lee, Adam W G Alani, Shay Bracha, Milan Milovancev, Olena Taratula, Oleh Taratula
Fluorescence image-guided surgery combined with intraoperative therapeutic modalities has great potential for intraoperative detection of oncologic targets and eradication of unresectable cancer residues. Therefore, we have developed an activatable theranostic nanoplatform that can be used concurrently for two purposes: (1) tumor delineation with real-time near infrared (NIR) fluorescence signal during surgery, and (2) intraoperative targeted treatment to further eliminate unresected disease sites by non-toxic phototherapy...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340764/correction-to-population-data-of-21-autosomal-str-loci-in-the-hausa-igbo-and-yoruba-people-of-nigeria
#9
Victoria O Okolie, Selena Cisana, Moses S Schanfield, Alani Sulaimon Akanmu, Khalid O Adekoya, Olufemi A Oyedeji, Daniele Podini
In the original paper author Alani Sulaimon Akanmu was erroneously omitted from the author list. Prof. Akanmu has now been added as 4th author. Prof. Akanmu acted as an academic supervisor of the study and additionally contributed to the publication by reading, commenting and editing the manuscript.
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323717/chondrogenic-differentiation-of-human-scalp-adipose-derived-stem-cells-in-polycaprolactone-scafold-and-using-freeze-thaw-freeze-method
#10
Rana Moradian Tehrani, Hamed Mirzaie, Javad Verdi, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Mahdi Noureddini, Rasoul Salehi, Behrang Alani, Mojtaba Kianmehr
Human adipose tissue has been identified as a viable alternative source for mesenchymal stem cells. SADSCs were isolated from human scalp biopsy and then were characterized by Flow cytometry. SADSCS expressed CD90, CD44, and CD105 but did not express CD45 surface marker. Growth factors were used for chondrogenesis induction. Histology and immunohistology methods and gene expression by real-time PCR 14 days after induced cells have shown the feature of chondrocytes in their morphology and extracellular matrix in both inducing patterns of combination and cycling induction...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314704/use-of-a-novel-embolic-filter-in-carotid-artery-stenting-30-day-results-from-the-embolden-clinical-study
#11
William A Gray, Manish Mehta, Firas Alani, Karthikeshwar Kasirajan, Richard J Begg, J Michael Bacharach, Peter A Soukas
OBJECTIVES: The EMBOLDEN study was conducted to test the safety and efficacy of a novel emboli protection filter design for use in carotid artery stenting (CAS) in patients with severe carotid stenosis who were at high risk of operative complications from carotid endarterectomy (CEA). BACKGROUND: General considerations for filter design usually involve trade-offs between trackability/profile and wall apposition/capture efficiency. The GORE® Embolic Filter (GEF) is intended to address these design goals via a hybrid construction...
January 3, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302039/targeting-the-corest-complex-with-dual-histone-deacetylase-and-demethylase-inhibitors
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Jay H Kalin, Muzhou Wu, Andrea V Gomez, Yun Song, Jayanta Das, Dawn Hayward, Nkosi Adejola, Mingxuan Wu, Izabela Panova, Hye Jin Chung, Edward Kim, Holly J Roberts, Justin M Roberts, Polina Prusevich, Jeliazko R Jeliazkov, Shourya S Roy Burman, Louise Fairall, Charles Milano, Abdulkerim Eroglu, Charlotte M Proby, Albena T Dinkova-Kostova, Wayne W Hancock, Jeffrey J Gray, James E Bradner, Sergio Valente, Antonello Mai, Nicole M Anders, Michelle A Rudek, Yong Hu, Byungwoo Ryu, John W R Schwabe, Andrea Mattevi, Rhoda M Alani, Philip A Cole
Here we report corin, a synthetic hybrid agent derived from the class I HDAC inhibitor (entinostat) and an LSD1 inhibitor (tranylcypromine analog). Enzymologic analysis reveals that corin potently targets the CoREST complex and shows more sustained inhibition of CoREST complex HDAC activity compared with entinostat. Cell-based experiments demonstrate that corin exhibits a superior anti-proliferative profile against several melanoma lines and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma lines compared to its parent monofunctional inhibitors but is less toxic to melanocytes and keratinocytes...
January 4, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288733/ophthalmic-gels-past-present-and-future
#13
Ali A Al-Kinani, Ghada Zidan, Naba Elsaid, Ali Seyfoddin, Adam W G Alani, Raid G Alany
Aqueous gels formulated using hydrophilic polymers (hydrogels) along with those based on stimuli responsive polymers (in situ gelling or gel forming systems) continue to attract increasing interest for various eye health-related applications. They allow the incorporation of a variety of ophthalmic pharmaceuticals to achieve sustained and therapeutic levels of drugs and bioactives at target ocular sites. The integration of sophisticated drug delivery technologies such as nanotechnology-based, intelligent and environment responsive systems can extend current treatment duration to provide more clinically relevant time courses (weeks and months instead of hours and days) which will inevitably reduce dose frequency, increase patient compliance and improve clinical outcomes...
December 27, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279849/comparison-between-peritoneal-macrophage-activation-by-bougainvillea-xbuttiana-extract-and-lps-and-or-interleukins
#14
Lluvia Arteaga Figueroa, Rodolfo Abarca-Vargas, Claudia García Alanis, Vera L Petricevich
Activation of macrophages may be one of the possible approaches in modulating inflammation. We previously reported that Bougainvillea xbuttiana extract showed an immunomodulatory activity. Here we compare the activation of macrophages exposed to B. xbuttiana extract and compare it with the other treatments such as LPS, IL-4, and IL-10. The cytotoxic effect of extract on peritoneal macrophages was determined by the technique of violet crystal staining. To verify the activation of macrophages we used the tests of vacuolization, hydrogen peroxide production, and percentages of cellular expansion and phagocytosis...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278804/adherence-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-onto-surfactant-laden-contact-lenses
#15
Reynalyn Mosuela, Shelan Mustafa, Simon Gould, Hany Hassanin, Raid G Alany, Amr ElShaer
There is an immense research interest to utilise contact lens (CLs) as a popular platform for ocular drug delivery. However, CLs are the major predisposing factors of bacterial keratitis which is commonly caused by adhesion of microbes such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus epidermidis. The aim of the current study is to explore the effect of surfactants; Poloxamer 188, Polysorbate 80 and Tetronic® 90R4 (at 0.25% - 3% v/v) on the characteristics of CLs and on the adhesion abilities of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to the lenses' surfaces...
December 13, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261152/increasing-antioxidant-activity-and-protein-digestibility-in-phaseolus-vulgaris-and-avena-sativa-by-fermentation-with-the-pleurotus-ostreatus-fungus
#16
Edith Espinosa-Páez, Ma Guadalupe Alanis-Guzmán, Carlos E Hernández-Luna, Juan G Báez-González, Carlos A Amaya-Guerra, Ana M Andrés-Grau
The aim of the research was to determine the impact of fermentation with Pleurotus ostreatus on kidney beans, black beans, and oats. The results indicate that the fungus has a positive effect on the substrates when compared to the controls. The antioxidant activity (39.5% on kidney beans and 225% on oats in relation to the controls) and content of total polyphenols (kidney beans three times higher regarding the controls) increased significantly by the presence of the fungus mycelium, even after simulated digestion...
December 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229352/the-outcome-of-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-in-latin-america
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Robert H Bonow, Jason Barber, Nancy R Temkin, Walter Videtta, Carlos Rondina, Gustavo Petroni, Silvia Lujan, Victor Alanis, Gustavo La Fuente, Arturo Lavadenz, Roberto Merida, Manuel Jibaja, Luis Gonzáles, Antonio Falcao, Ricardo Romero, Sureyya Dikmen, James Pridgeon, Randall M Chesnut
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) disproportionately affects lower and middle income countries (LMIC). The factors influencing outcomes in LMIC have not been examined as rigorously as in higher-income countries (HIC). This study was conducted to examine clinical and demographic factors influencing TBI outcomes in Latin American LMIC. Data were prospectively collected during a randomized trial of intracranial pressure monitoring in severe TBI and a companion observational study. Participants were aged ≥ 13 years and admitted to study hospitals with GCS ≤ 8...
December 8, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227334/quantitative-assessment-of-neuropilin-2-as-a-simple-and-sensitive-diagnostic-assay-for-spitzoid-melanocytic-lesions
#18
Anna Eisenstein, Izabela P Panova, Hye J Chung, Lynne J Goldberg, Qing Zhang, Rossitza Lazova, Jag Bhawan, Klaus J Busam, James T Symanowski, Rhoda M Alani, Byungwoo Ryu
There is a significant need for the development of diagnostic tools that can precisely distinguish Spitz nevi and spitzoid melanomas. Here, we report the development of a PCR-based quantitative diagnostic assay for spitzoid melanocytic lesions utilizing the expression ratio of neuropilin-2 and melan-A genes in primary tumor specimens. We find that the expression ratio of neuropilin-2/melan-A is significantly increased in spitzoid melanomas compared with Spitz nevi. The diagnostic potential of this quantitative assay was validated in two independent sets of patient samples as demonstrated in a receiver operating characteristic curve analysis showing an area under the curve value of 91...
December 8, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209377/pain-in-patients-with-dystrophic-epidermolysis-bullosa-association-with-anxiety-and-depression
#19
Giulio Fortuna, Massimo Aria, Rodrigo Cepeda-Valdes, Maria Guadalupe Moreno Trevino, Julio Cesar Salas-Alanís
Objective: We investigate the presence and the quality of pain in patients with dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB), and its correlation with the level of anxiety and depression. Methods: We collected data from 27 DEB patients and 26 healthy individuals. DEB patients and controls completed 1 scale for the quality of pain, and 1 scale for anxiety and depression. Pain was assessed with the short form of the McGill Pain Questionnaire, whereas anxiety and depression were assessed with the Hamilton rating scale for anxiety and depression...
November 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197843/carcinoma-en-cuirasse
#20
Angela Alani, Gerallt Roberts, Olga Kerr
We present a case of carcinoma en cuirasse as a presentation of advanced lobular breast carcinoma. On further investigation, she was found to have metastasis to her liver and bone. We report this case to highlight the phenomenon of cutaneous metastasis. It is important to consider this diagnosis as an initial manifestation of breast cancer, but rarely, it can also be associated with other adenocarcinomas, for example, carcinoma of lung, kidney or gastrointestinal tract.
December 2, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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