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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306670/multivessel-disease-in-patients-over-75years-old-with-st-elevated-myocardial-infarction-current-management-strategies-and-related-clinical-outcomes-in-the-estrofa-mi-75-nation-wide-registry
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Jose M de La Torre Hernandez, Joan A Gomez Hospital, Jose A Baz, Salvatore Brugaletta, Armando Perez de Prado, Jose A Linares, Ramón Lopez Palop, Belen Cid, Tamara Garcia Camarero, Alejandro Diego, Hipolito Gutierrez, Jose A Fernandez Diaz, Juan Sanchis, Fernando Alfonso, Roberto Blanco, Javier Botas, Javier Navarro Cuartero, Jose Moreu, Francisco Bosa, Jose M Vegas, Jaime Elizaga, Antonio L Arrebola, Felipe Hernandez, Neus Salvatella, Marta Monteagudo, Alfredo Gomez Jaume, Xavier Carrillo, Roberto Martin Reyes, Fernando Lozano, Jose R Rumoroso, Leire Andraka, Antonio J Dominguez
BACKGROUND: In elderly patients with ST elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI) and multivessel disease (MVD the outcomes related with different revascularization strategies are not well known. METHODS: Subgroup-analysis of a nation-wide registry of primary angioplasty in the elderly (ESTROFA MI+75) with 3576 patients over 75years old from 31 centers. Patients with MVD were analyzed to describe treatment approaches and 2years outcomes. RESULTS: Of 1830 (51%) with MVD, 847 (46%) underwent multivessel revascularization either in acute (51%), staged (44%) or both procedures (5%)...
December 6, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304309/susceptibility-of-zebrafish-to-vesicular-stomatitis-virus-infection
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Jorge Guerra-Varela, Maite Baz-Martínez, Sabela Da Silva-Álvarez, Ana Paula Losada, María Isabel Quiroga, Manuel Collado, Carmen Rivas, Laura Sánchez
The zebrafish, Danio rerio, has become recognized as a valuable model for infectious diseases. Here we evaluated the susceptibility of zebrafish to be infected with the mammalian vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV). Both zebrafish cells and embryos were highly susceptible to VSV infection. Mortalities exceeded 80% in infected embryos and were preceded by the invasion of the central nervous system by VSV. Live imaging of the infection with GFP-VSV as well as virus titration from infected fish confirmed the viral replication...
January 5, 2018: Zebrafish
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297844/predominant-role-of-ips-1-over-trif-adaptor-proteins-in-early-innate-immune-response-against-zika-virus-in-mice
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Jocelyne Piret, Julie Carbonneau, Chantal Rhéaume, Mariana Baz, Guy Boivin
Toll-like receptors and RNA helicases are involved in the control of RNA virus infection through production of type I interferons (IFNs). To delineate the relative contributions of these signalling pathways in the innate immune response and the control of Zika virus (ZIKV) pathogenesis, the impact of a deficiency in TRIF and/or IPS-1 adaptor proteins was investigated in mice. Mice were infected intravenously with ZIKV and monitored for clinical signs for 14 days. Groups of mice were sacrificed on days 1, 3 and 7 post-infection (p...
January 3, 2018: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281121/the-associations-of-breast-feeding-with-infant-growth-and-body-mass-index-to-16%C3%A2-years-children-of-1997
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Tuck Seng Cheng, Man Ki Kwok, Gabriel M Leung, C Mary Schooling
BACKGROUND: Controversial findings concerning associations of breast feeding with growth have been reported. This study examined whether the associations of breast feeding with early growth trajectories and body mass index to 16 years differed by sex or age. METHODS: In Hong Kong's 'Children of 1997' population-representative birth cohort, contemporaneously reported breast-feeding status in the first 3 months was classified as exclusive breast feeding (BF) (n = 470), mixed feeding (MF) (n = 2693), and formula feeding (FF) (n = 4204)...
December 27, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276173/nutrimetry-bmi-assessment-as-a-function-of-development
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Jorge Enrique Selem-Solís, Alberto Alcocer-Gamboa, Mónica Hattori-Hara, Jonathan Esteve-Lanao, Eneko Larumbe-Zabala
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Adequate nutritional assessment is required to fight malnutrition (undernutrition and overfeeding) in children and adolescents. For this, joint interpretation of certain indicators (body mass index [BMI], height, weight, etc.) is recommended. This is done clinically, but not epidemiologically. The aim of this paper is to present "nutrimetry", a simple method that crosses anthropometric information allowing for bivariate interpretation at both levels (clinical and epidemiological)...
December 21, 2017: Endocrinología, Diabetes y Nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259363/alternating-versus-continuous-rotation-root-canal-transportation-and-centering-ratio-with-the-protaper-next
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Juan González-Chapela, Pablo Castelo-Baz, Purificación Varela-Patiño, Benjamín Martín-Biedma, Manuel Ruíz-Piñón
Background: The technique of alternating rotation has been used with NiTi rotary instruments to increase the resistance to fracture compared with conventional continuous rotation. However, it is still not clear what type of instrumentation could provide better results in the preservation of the original canal anatomy. Aim: The aim of this study is to determine the influence of the type of rotation on canal transportation and centering ability using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging...
July 2017: Journal of Conservative Dentistry: JCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249292/the-role-of-iswi-chromatin-remodeling-complexes-in-brain-development-and-neurodevelopmental-disorders
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Laura R Goodwin, David J Picketts
The mammalian ISWI (Imitation Switch) genes SMARCA1 and SMARCA5 encode the ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling proteins SNF2L and SNF2H. The ISWI proteins interact with BAZ (bromodomain adjacent to PHD zinc finger) domain containing proteins to generate eight distinct remodeling complexes. ISWI complex-mediated nucleosome positioning within genes and gene regulatory elements is proving important for the transition from a committed progenitor state to a differentiated cell state. Genetic studies have implicated the involvement of many ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling proteins in neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs), including SMARCA1...
December 14, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248546/accelerated-endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-increased-fibrosis-via-deleting-notch-signalling-in-wound-vasculature
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Jatin Patel, Betoul Baz, Ho Yi Wong, James S Lee, Kiarash Khosrotehrani
Skin wound healing in adults is characterised by a peak of angiogenesis followed by regression of the excessive vasculature in parallel with collagen deposition and fibrosis in the wound. We hypothesized that regressing vessels in healing wounds were in fact entering an endothelial to mesenchymal transition (EndMT) contributing to scarring. Using vascular specific fate tracking (Cdh5-creERt2/ROSA-YFP mice), full-thickness excisional wounds were analysed to reveal a time dependent transition from endothelial phenotype characterised by VE-Cadherin, CD31 and CD34 towards a mesenchymal phenotype characterised by alpha-smooth muscle actin and FSP1 expression...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231752/differences-between-slovak-and-dutch-patients-scheduled-for-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-regarding-clinical-and-psychosocial-predictors-of-physical-and-mental-health-related-quality-of-life
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Noha El-Baz, Daniela Ondusova, Martin Studencan, Jaroslav Rosenberger, Sijmen A Reijneveld, Jitse P van Dijk, Berrie Middel
BACKGROUND: Differences in health-related quality of life in coronary artery disease patients and associated factors between patients of central and western European descent are rarely investigated. We aim to test differences between Dutch and Slovak health-related quality of life, whether nationality predicted health-related quality of life and if standardised beta weights of health-related quality of life determinants differ across countries. DESIGN: An observational multicentre study at university cardiac centres in the Netherlands and Slovakia...
December 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224366/biotransformation-of-soy-flour-isoflavones-by-aspergillus-niger-nrrl-3122-%C3%AE-glucosidase-enzyme
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Asmaa Abdella, Ashraf F El-Baz, Ibrahim A Ibrahim, Emad Eldin Mahrous, Shang-Tian Yang
β-glucosidase enzyme produced from Aspergillus niger NRRL 3122 has been partially purified and characterised. Its molecular weight was 180 KDa. The optimal pH and temperature were 3.98 and 55 °C, respectively. It promoted the hydrolysis of soy flour isoflavone glycosides to their aglycone. Two-level Plackett-Burman design was applied and effective variables for genistein production were determined. Reaction time had a significant positive effect, and pH had a significant negative effect. They were further evaluated using Box-Behnken model...
December 11, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222901/association-of-energy-intake-and-physical-activity-with-overweight-among-indonesian-children-6-12-years-of-age
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Heryudarini Harahap, Sandjaja Sandjaja, Moesijanti Soekatri, Ilse Khouw, Paul Deurenberg
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Indonesia is currently facing double burden malnutrition in children. As overweight and obesity are due to a disturbed energy balance, this study aimed to assess the association of total energy intake and physical activity with the prevalence of overweight among Indonesian children. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: The data used for this analysis were from 1143 children, 6-12 years old, that participated in the South East Asian Nutrition Survey (SEANUTS)...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216482/enantiomeric-profiling-of-chiral-illicit-drugs-in-a-pan-european-study
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Erika Castrignanò, Zhugen Yang, Richard Bade, Jose A Baz-Lomba, Sara Castiglioni, Ana Causanilles, Adrian Covaci, Emma Gracia-Lor, Felix Hernandez, Juliet Kinyua, Ann-Kathrin McCall, Alexander L N van Nuijs, Christoph Ort, Benedek G Plósz, Pedram Ramin, Nikolaos I Rousis, Yeonsuk Ryu, Kevin V Thomas, Pim de Voogt, Ettore Zuccato, Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern
The aim of this paper is to present the first study on spatial and temporal variation in the enantiomeric profile of chiral drugs in eight European cities. Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) and enantioselective analysis were combined to evaluate trends in illicit drug use in the context of their consumption vs direct disposal as well as their synthetic production routes. Spatial variations in amphetamine loads were observed with higher use in Northern European cities. Enantioselective analysis showed a general enrichment of amphetamine with the R-(-)-enantiomer in wastewater indicating its abuse...
December 1, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204234/carotid-doppler-ultrasonography-as-a-screening-tool-of-early-atherosclerotic-changes-in-children-and-young-adults-with-%C3%AE-thalassemia-major
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Seif El-Din Abaza, Amina Abdel-Salam, Ahmed A Baz, Amira A Mohamed
Purpose: β-thalassemia major (β-TM) patients had an increased incidence of cardiovascular complications secondary to iron overload. They showed early carotid atherosclerosis as showed by increased carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) that may occur early even when significant iron overload is absent. We aimed to test the diagnostic performance of CIMT measurement by Doppler ultrasonography as a structural indicator for premature atherosclerosis in β-TM patients. Methods: Case-control study included 42 β-TM patients (24 males and 18 females) aged from 3 to 30 years and 36 age- and sex-matched healthy controls...
December 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203585/safety-and-efficacy-of-selinexor-in-relapsed-or-refractory-multiple-myeloma-and-waldenstrom-s-macroglobulinemia
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Christine Chen, David Siegel, Martin Gutierrez, Meagan Jacoby, Craig C Hofmeister, Nashat Gabrail, Rachid Baz, Morten Mau-Sorensen, Jesus G Berdeja, Michael Savona, Lynn Savoie, Suzanne Trudel, Nuchanan Areethamsirikul, T J Unger, Tami Rashal, Tim Hanke, Michael Kauffman, Sharon Shacham, Donna Reece
Novel therapies are needed for patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (MM). We conducted a multicenter, phase 1 study in advanced hematological malignancies to assess the safety, efficacy and recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D) of oral selinexor, a selective inhibitor of the nuclear export protein XPO1. In the dose-escalation phase, 25 patients with heavily pretreated MM (22) or Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia (3) were administered selinexor (3-60 mg/m2) in 8 or 10 doses per 28-day cycle. In the dose-expansion phase, 59 patients with MM received selinexor at 45 or 60 mg/m2 with 20 mg dexamethasone, twice-weekly in 28-day cycles, or selinexor (40 or 60mg flat dose) without corticosteroids in 21 day cycles...
December 4, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193367/cytotoxic-activity-of-carotenoid-rich-fractions-from-haematococcus-pluvialis-and-dunaliella-salina-microalgae-and-the-identification-of-the-phytoconstituents-using-lc-dad-esi-ms
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Farouk K El-Baz, Rehab A Hussein, Khaled Mahmoud, Sayeda M Abdo
Microalgae represent a rich source that satisfies the growing need for novel ingredients of nutriceuticals, pharmaceuticals, and food supplements. Haematococcus pluvialis and Dunaliella salina microalgae are isolated from the Egyptian hydro-flora and are reported for their potent antioxidant activities. The cytotoxic activity of different fractions of both microalgae was investigated on 4 cell lines HePG2, MCF7, HCT116, and A549. The carotenoid rich fraction of H. pluvialis showed potent cytotoxic activity against colon cancer cell line and moderate activity against both liver and breast cancer cell lines...
November 29, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180218/a-high-throughput-solid-phase-microextraction-and-post-loop-mixing-large-volume-injection-method-for-water-samples
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J A Baz-Lomba, Arndís Sue-Ching Löve, Malcolm J Reid, Kristín Ólafsdóttir, Kevin V Thomas
This article presents a novel approach for the analysis of 13 drugs in wastewater for use in wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) studies. Sample preparation remains one of the principal bottlenecks in modern high-throughput analysis by ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS). The proposed methodology is based on the micro-extraction of small volumes (1 ml) of wastewater using a HLB 96-well microplate and both large volume injection (LVI) and post-loop mixing injection (PLM)...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167712/vertical-root-fracture-initiation-in-curved-roots-after-root-canal-preparation-a-dentinal-micro-crack-analysis-with-led-transillumination
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Ramón Miguéns-Vila, Benjamín Martín-Biedma, Purificación Varela-Patiño, Manuel Ruíz-Piñón, Pablo Castelo-Baz
Background: One of the causative factors of root defects is the increased friction produced by rotary instrumentation. A high canal curvature may increase stress, making the tooth more susceptible to dentinal cracks. The purpose of this study was to evaluate dentinal micro-crack formation with the ProTaper NEXT and ProTaper Universal systems using LED transillumination, and to analyze the micro-crack generated at the point of maximum canal curvature. Material and Methods: 60 human mandibular premolars with curvatures between 30-49° and radii between 2-4 mm were used...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158766/local-food-based-complementary-feeding-for-the-nutritional-status-of-children-ages-6-36-months-in-rural-areas-of-indonesia
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Tantut Susanto, Syahrul, Lantin Sulistyorini, Rondhianto, Alfi Yudisianto
Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate a pilot project of the Nursing Feeding Center "Posyandu Plus" (NFCPP) through local food-based complementary feeding (LFCF) program designed to improve the nutritional status of children aged 6-36 months at community health centers in Indonesia. Methods: A quasi-experimental design was used to obtain data regarding the nutritional status of 109 children who participated in the project from 6 rural areas. The NFCPP was conducted for 9 weeks, comprising 2 weeks of preintervention, 6 weeks of intervention, and one week of postintervention...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155125/virulence-characteristics-and-molecular-relatedness-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-harboring-different-staphylococcal-cassette-chromosome-mec
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Rana El-Baz, Dina E Rizk, Rasha Barwa, Ramadan Hassan
INTRODUCTION: Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a versatile pathogen capable of causing multitude of human diseases. It is one of the most important nosocomial pathogen that implicated in community and healthcare associated infections. Therefore, this study aims to characterize different SCCmec elements found in MRSA isolates. Moreover, molecular typing was performed to investigate the genetic relatedness among MRSA isolates. METHODS: Phenotypic identification of MRSA was done by disc diffusion method...
December 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154179/the-effect-of-follicullar-fluid-pesticides-and-polychlorinated-biphenyls-concentrations-on-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-icsi-embryological-and-clinical-outcome
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Tarek K Al-Hussaini, Ahmed A Abdelaleem, Ihab Elnashar, Omar M Shabaan, Rashad Mostafa, Mona A H El-Baz, Sahar E M El-Deek, Tarek A Farghaly
OBJECTIVES: The present study evaluated the correlation between the concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and pesticides in the follicular fluid (FF) obtained during intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) with the ovarian response, endometrial thickness, and embryological and clinical outcomes. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Women aged 20 to 38 years (300 infertile couples) presenting to a university-affiliated fertility center were approached to participate in the study...
November 15, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
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