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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349897/antibiogram-and-genetic-diversity-of-salmonella-enterica-with-zoonotic-potential-isolated-from-morbid-native-chickens-and-pigeons-in-egypt
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E Abdeen, W Elmonir, I I A Suelam, W S Mousa
AIMS: This study investigated the possible role of Fayoumi chickens and pigeons in the transmission of multidrug resistant (MDR) Salmonella with zoonotic potential. METHODS AND RESULTS: Morbid Fayoumi chickens (70) and pigeons (30) were examined to detect the prevalence and antibiotic resistance of Salmonella and to detect and sequence sodC-1 gene as a zoonotic and phylogenetic marker. Salmonella isolates were detected in 14.3% and 20% of the examined Fayoumi chickens and pigeons, respectively...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346407/relaxin-reverses-inflammatory-and-immune-signals-in-aged-hearts
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Brian Martin, Beth Ann Gabris-Weber, Rajiv Reddy, Guillermo Romero, Ansuman Chattopadhyay, Guy Salama
BACKGROUND: 'Healthy' aging drives structural and functional changes in the heart including maladaptive electrical remodeling, fibrosis and inflammation, which lower the threshold for cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure (HF) and atrial fibrillation (AF). Despite mixed results in recent clinical trials, Relaxin-therapy for 2-days could reduce mortality by 37% at 180-days post-treatment, in patients with acute decompensated HF. Relaxin's short life-span (hours) but long-lasting protective actions led us to test the hypothesis that relaxin acts at a genomic level to reverse maladaptive remodeling in aging and HF...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342145/the-gram-negative-bacterial-periplasm-size-matters
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Samuel I Miller, Nina R Salama
Gram-negative bacteria are surrounded by two membrane bilayers separated by a space termed the periplasm. The periplasm is a multipurpose compartment separate from the cytoplasm whose distinct reducing environment allows more efficient and diverse mechanisms of protein oxidation, folding, and quality control. The periplasm also contains structural elements and important environmental sensing modules, and it allows complex nanomachines to span the cell envelope. Recent work indicates that the size or intermembrane distance of the periplasm is controlled by periplasmic lipoproteins that anchor the outer membrane to the periplasmic peptidoglycan polymer...
January 2018: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340355/human-histologic-evidence-of-new-bone-formation-and-osseointegration-between-root-dentin-unplanned-socket-shield-and-dental-implant-case-report
#4
Charles Schwimer, Gregory A Pette, Howard Gluckman, Maurice Salama, Jonathan Du Toit
The socket-shield technique described 7 years ago has since grown in its reporting in the literature as a valid method of ridge preservation at immediate implant placement. To date, large clinical cohorts with up-to-4-year follow-up have been reported. Additionally, evidence of tissue histology at the dental implant and socket-shield has been demonstrated in the animal model. However, human histologic evidence has not yet been available, and the clinician's uncertainty regarding the tissues that may form between the socket-shield and dental implant may remain unanswered until now...
January 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333662/serum-levels-of-psoriasin-s100a7-and-koebnerisin-s100a15-as-potential-markers-of-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-psoriasis
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S M Awad, D A Attallah, R H Salama, A M Mahran, E Abu El-Hamed
BACKGROUND: Psoriasin (S100A7) and koebnerisin (S100A15) are proinflammatory proteins upregulated in psoriasis, but their relation to atherosclerosis remains unclear. AIM: To evaluate the role of serum psoriasin and koebnerisin as possible markers for subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with psoriasis. METHODS: Serum levels of psoriasin and koebnerisin were measured by ELISA in 45 patients with psoriasis and in 45 healthy controls (HCs)...
January 14, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330129/estradiol-up-regulates-l-type-ca2-channels-via-membrane-bound-estrogen-receptor-phosphoinositide-3kinase-akt-camp-response-element-binding-protein-signaling-pathway
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Xiaoyan Yang, Xiaofang Mao, Gao Xu, Shasha Xing, Ansuman Chattopadhyay, Si Jin, Guy Salama
BACKGROUND: In long QT type-2 (LQT2), women are more prone to lethal arrhythmias called Torsade de Pointes (TdP) than men. We previously reported that 17-β-estradiol (E2) upregulates L-type Ca2+-channels and current (ICa,L) (∼30%) in rabbit ventricular myocytes by a classical genomic-mechanism mediated by estrogen-receptor-α (ER)α. In LQT2 ( IKr-blockade or bradycardia), the higher Ca2+ influx via ICa,L, causes Ca2+-overload, spontaneous sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-release, and re-activation of ICa,L that trigger early afterdepolarizations (EADs) and TdP...
January 9, 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329809/new-n-guanidinium-chitosan-silica-ionic-microhybrids-as-efficient-adsorbent-for-dye-removal-from-waste-water
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Ahmed Salama, Peter Hesemann
N-guanidinium chitosan acetate, a new chitosan derivative, was prepared via direct guanylation reaction between chitosan and cyanamide in the presence of scandium (III) triflate. Treatment of N-guanidinium chitosan acetate with 3-(trihydroxysilyl)-1-propanesulphonic acid followed by sol-gel reaction allowed accessing N-guanidinium chitosan silica hybrid material. The new ionic microhybrid was characterized using 13C and 29Si solid state NMR, IR spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and thermogravimetry...
January 9, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326159/an-intrinsic-lipid-binding-interface-controls-sphingosine-kinase-1-function
#8
Michael J Pulkoski-Gross, Meredith L Jenkins, Jean-Philip Truman, Mohamed F Salama, Christopher J Clarke, John E Burke, Yusuf A Hannun, Lina M Obeid
Sphingosine kinase 1 (SK1) is a key enzyme which regulates a multitude of cellular processes including cellular growth, immune cell trafficking, and inflammation via the production of sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P). To produce S1P, SK1 must access sphingosine directly from membranes. Despite the need for membrane access, the molecular mechanisms underlying SK1s direct membrane interaction remain unclear. Here, we identify a novel positively charged site on SK1 which is responsible for electrostatic interactions with membranes...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324212/managing-patients-with-oligometastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#9
Sarah Jo Stephens, Michael J Moravan, Joseph K Salama
Metastatic lung cancer has long been considered incurable, with the goal of treatment being palliation. However, a clinically meaningful number of these patients with limited metastases (approximately 25%) are living long term after definitive treatment to all sites of active disease. These patients with so-called oligometastatic disease likely represent a distinct clinical group who may possess a more indolent biology compared with their more widely metastatic counterparts. Hellman and Weichselbaum proposed the existence of the oligometastatic state, on the basis of the spectrum theory of cancer spread...
January 2018: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305751/volumetric-comparison-of-hippocampal-subfields-extracted-from-4-minute-accelerated-vs-8-minute-high-resolution-t2-weighted-3t-mri-scans
#10
Shan Cong, Shannon L Risacher, John D West, Yu-Chien Wu, Liana G Apostolova, Eileen Tallman, Maher Rizkalla, Paul Salama, Andrew J Saykin, Li Shen
The hippocampus has been widely studied using neuroimaging, as it plays an important role in memory and learning. However, hippocampal subfield information is difficult to capture by standard magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques. To facilitate morphometric study of hippocampal subfields, ADNI introduced a high resolution (0.4 mm in plane) T2-weighted turbo spin-echo sequence that requires 8 min. With acceleration, the protocol can be acquired in 4 min. We performed a comparative study of hippocampal subfield volumes using standard and accelerated protocols on a Siemens Prisma 3T MRI in an independent sample of older adults that included 10 cognitively normal controls, 9 individuals with subjective cognitive decline, 10 with mild cognitive impairment, and 6 with a clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
January 5, 2018: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303785/mechanisms-of-disordered-neurodegenerative-function-concepts-and-facts-about-the-different-roles-of-the-protein-kinase-rna-like-endoplasmic-reticulum-kinase-perk
#11
Yasmeen M Taalab, Nour Ibrahim, Ahmed Maher, Mubashir Hassan, Wael Mohamed, Ahmed A Moustafa, Mohamed Salama, Dina Johar, Larry Bernstein
Neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, prion disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, are a dissimilar group of disorders that share a hallmark feature of accumulation of abnormal intraneuronal or extraneuronal misfolded/unfolded protein and are classified as protein misfolding disorders. Cellular and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress activates multiple signaling cascades of the unfolded protein response (UPR). Consequently, translational and transcriptional alterations in target gene expression occur in response directed toward restoring the ER capacity of proteostasis and reestablishing the cellular homeostasis...
January 5, 2018: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301410/factors-influencing-the-potency-of-alzheimer-inhibitors-computational-and-docking-studies
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Faten Atlam, Mohamed Awad, Rehab Salama
Density functional theory (B3LYP/6-31G [d]) is performed to study the effect of molecular and electronic structures of the investigated β-secretase 1 (BACE1) Alzheimer's inhibitors on their biological activities and discuss the correlation between their inhibition efficiencies and quantum chemical descriptors. IC50 values of the investigated compounds are mostly affected by the substituted R2 phenyl moiety. The calculations show that the presence of electron withdrawing group increases the half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50)...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291497/a-descriptive-study-of-accidental-skeletal-injuries-and-non-accidental-skeletal-injuries-of-child-maltreatment
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Maha A H Ghanem, Tarek A Moustafa, Haidy M Megahed, Naglaa Salama, Sara A Ghitani
BACKGROUND: Lack of awareness and recognition of child maltreatment is the major reason behind underreporting. All victims often interact with the health care system for routine or emergency care. In several research works, non-accidental fractures are the second most common injury in maltreated children and it is represented up to one-third of cases. AIM OF THE STUDY: To determine the incidence of different types of accidental and non-accidental skeletal injuries among children, estimate the severity of injuries according to the modified injury severity score and to determine the degree of fractures either closed or opened (Gustiloe-Anderson open fracture classification)...
December 23, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287961/ct-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy-of-pulmonary-nodules-8-mm-or-less-has-a-higher-diagnostic-accuracy-than-positron-emission-tomography-ct
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Shruthi Suresh, Gayle R Salama, Amit Ramjit, Ziyad Mahfoud, Kyungmouk Steve Lee, Bradley B Pua
PURPOSE: To compare diagnostic accuracy of CT-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNA-B) with positron emission tomography (PET)-CT for pulmonary nodules ≤ 8 mm. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of all CT-guided lung FNA-Bs performed between 2011 and 2014 at a single institution was undertaken to evaluate patients who had FNA-B and PET-CT imaging of nodules of ≤ 8 mm. Patients without surgical pathology or 2-year follow-up CT scans were excluded...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287794/effect-of-glucocorticoid-treatment-on-baff-and-april-expression-in-patients-with-immune-thrombocytopenia-itp
#15
Julian Kamhieh-Milz, Nuha Ghosoun, Viktor Sterzer, Abdulgabar Salama
Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is an idiopathic bleeding disorder. B cell activating factor (BAFF) and 'A proliferation-inducing ligand' (APRIL) have regulatory effects on B and T cells and may represent relevant factors in the pathogenesis of ITP. Serum levels and gene expression were investigated in ITP patients. Both BAFF and APRIL serum levels were significantly elevated in active ITP. However, gene expression analysis revealed both factors to have a tendency toward downregulation. Glucocorticoid treatment significantly reduced BAFF but not APRIL serum levels, which may be mediated by differences in transcription factor binding sites...
December 26, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282513/international-study-of-the-epidemiology-of-paediatric-trauma-papsa-research-study
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Catherine J Bradshaw, Ashwath S Bandi, Zahid Muktar, Muhammad A Hasan, Tanvir K Chowdhury, Tahmina Banu, Mesay Hailemariam, Florence Ngu, David Croaker, Rouma Bankolé, Tunde Sholadoye, Oluwole Olaomi, Emmanuel Ameh, Antonio Di Cesare, Ernesto Leva, Yona Ringo, Lukman Abdur-Rahman, Ramy Salama, Essam Elhalaby, Helen Perera, Christopher Parsons, Stewart Cleeve, Alp Numanoglu, Sebastian Van As, Shilpa Sharma, Kokila Lakhoo
OBJECTIVES: Trauma is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The literature on paediatric trauma epidemiology in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is limited. This study aims to gather epidemiological data on paediatric trauma. METHODS: This is a multicentre prospective cohort study of paediatric trauma admissions, over 1 month, from 15 paediatric surgery centres in 11 countries. Epidemiology, mechanism of injury, injuries sustained, management, morbidity and mortality data were recorded...
December 28, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250802/occurrence-of-enteropathogenic-bacteria-in-birds-of-prey-in-italy
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Antonio Gargiulo, Alessandro Fioretti, Tamara Pasqualina Russo, Lorena Varriale, Loredana Rampa, Silvia Paone, Luigi Maria De Luca Bossa, Pasquale Raia, Ludovico Dipineto
The importance of wild birds as potential vectors of disease has received recent renewed empirical interest, especially regarding human health although information regarding the enteropathogenic bacteria in birds of prey continue to be scant. This study was performed with the aim to evaluate the occurrence of enteropathogenic bacteria (i.e. Campylobacter spp. Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp.) in birds of prey carcasses in Southern Italy. The results of the present study showed a prevalence of 33.1% (49/148) for Campylobacter spp...
December 17, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233027/effects-of-phosphodiestrase-type-5-inhibitors-in-epinephrine-induced-arrhythmia-in-rats-involvement-of-lactate-dehydrogenase-and-creatine-kinase-downregulation-and-adiponectin-expression
#18
Aaa Salama, R E Mostafa, E A Omara
Cardiac arrhythmia is a common cause of mortality, and its progression may be due to abnormal sympathetic nerve activity and catecholamine release. Besides, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and creatine kinase (CK) downregulation and adiponectin expression play important roles in promoting coronary artery disease. The study aimed to examine the possible cardioprotective effect of members of phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE-5) inhibitors in epinephrine-induced arrhythmia in rats. Arrhythmia was induced by cumulative boluses of epinephrine (4, 8, 16, 32, 64, and 128 mg/kg) given at 10-min intervals...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226006/next-generation-quality-assessing-the-physician-in-clinical-history-completeness-and-diagnostic-interpretations-using-funnel-plots-and-normalized-deviations-plots-in-3-854-prostate-biopsies
#19
Michael Bonert, Ihab El-Shinnawy, Michael Carvalho, Phillip Williams, Samih Salama, Damu Tang, Anil Kapoor
Background: Observational data and funnel plots are routinely used outside of pathology to understand trends and improve performance. Objective: Extract diagnostic rate (DR) information from free text surgical pathology reports with synoptic elements and assess whether inter-rater variation and clinical history completeness information useful for continuous quality improvement (CQI) can be obtained. Methods: All in-house prostate biopsies in a 6-year period at two large teaching hospitals were extracted and then diagnostically categorized using string matching, fuzzy string matching, and hierarchical pruning...
2017: Journal of Pathology Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225613/a-multitasking-electrical-impedance-tomography-system-using-titanium-alloy-electrode
#20
Abdalla Salama, Amin Malekmohammadi, Shahram Mohanna, Rajprasad Rajkumar
This paper presents a multitasking electrical impedance tomography (EIT) system designed to improve the flexibility and durability of an existing EIT system. The ability of the present EIT system to detect, locate, and reshape objects was evaluated by four different experiments. The results of the study show that the system can detect and locate an object with a diameter as small as 1.5 mm in a testing tank with a diameter of 134 mm. Moreover, the results demonstrate the ability of the current system to reconstruct an image of several dielectric object shapes...
2017: International Journal of Biomedical Imaging
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