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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928607/speckle-tracking-evaluation-of-right-ventricular-functions-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Osama Abd Rab Elrasol Tolba, Mohamed Ramadan El-Shanshory, Mohamed Abd Elaziz El-Gamasy, Walid Ahmed El-Shehaby
BACKGROUND: Cardiac dysfunction is a risk factor for death in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). AIM OF THE WORK: Aim of the work is to evaluate the right ventricular systolic and diastolic functions by tissue Doppler and speckling tracking imaging in children with SCD. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Thirty children with SCD and thirty controls were subjected to clinical, laboratory evaluations, and echocardiographic study using GE Vivid 7 (GE Medical System, Horten, Norway with a 3...
September 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924465/brain-dead-donation-rate-in-month-of-ramadan-and-the-other-months-2005-2014
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M Aghighi, M Mahdavi-Mazdeh, M Saberi Isfeedvajani, S A Tavakoli, N Tirgar, A Heidary Rouchi
Regardless of the level of development, religion and beliefs have crucial impact on people's attitude towards organ donation. Although organ donation in Islam is obviously appraised, mainly due to lack of an appropriate infrastructure, post-mortem donation rate in Islamic countries is not comparable to successful settings. We conducted this study to assess the extent of contribution of factors that reduce the level of effectiveness, and also to determine the impact of altruistic feelings in the month of Ramadan on family refusal as the leading modifiable contributor to organ donation rate...
2017: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922725/ameliorative-impact-of-morus-alba-leaves-aqueous-extract-against-embryonic-ophthalmic-tissue-malformation-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Adel M A Assiri, Mohamed E El-Beeh, Ali H Amin, Mohamed Fawzy Ramadan
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is becoming a serious threat to human health. Morus alba var. multicaulis (Perr.) Loudon (Moraceae) showed a bright future in DM therapy. OBJECTIVE: The study evaluates the antioxidant activity of Morus alba leaves aqueous extract (MLAE) and antidiabetic properties of MLAE in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats focusing on the ameliorative effects against embryogenesis defects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MLAE was assayed for bioactive compounds, and antiradical potential...
September 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922096/the-effects-of-ramadan-fasting-on-body-composition-blood-pressure-glucose-metabolism-and-markers-of-inflammation-in-nafld-patients-an-observational-trial
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Fereshteh Aliasghari, Azimeh Izadi, Bahram Pourghassem Gargari, Sara Ebrahimi
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a chronic liver disease and is a serious global health problem. Regarding the increasing prevalence of NAFLD, finding various strategies to prevent and manage the disease is of great importance. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of caloric restriction during Ramadan fasting on anthropometric indices, fasting glucose, plasma insulin, insulin resistance, and inflammatory cytokines (C-reactive protein and interleukin 6) in patients with NAFLD...
September 18, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917902/an-unexpected-reactivity-during-periodate-oxidation-of-chitosan-and-the-affinity-of-its-2-3-di-aldehyde-toward-sulfa-drugs
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Sherif M A S Keshk, Ahmed M Ramadan, Abdullah G Al-Sehemi, Ahmad Irfan, Samir Bondock
In an attempt to determine the reactivity during the periodate oxidation of the vicinal amino sugar, chitosan was oxidized by KIO4 in a neutral medium. The reactivity was unexpectedly found to be low. The formation of di-aldehyde chitosan (DACT) might cause the low reactivity of chitosan oxidation. Therefore, density functional theory (DFT) calculations were carried out, which revealed that the greater stability of the cyclic amino iodate intermediate might retard the ring opening to form DACT. Furthermore, the affinity of the formation of two novel Schiff bases from the interaction of delivered DACT with two sulfa drugs [sulfanilamide and sulfathiazole] was also investigated using aldehyde content estimation...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891810/halogenation-of-sic-for-band-gap-engineering-and-excitonic-functionalization
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Lalla Btissam Drissi, Fatima Zahra Ramadan, Samir Lounis
The optical excitation spectra and excitonic resonances are investigated in systematically functionalized SiC with Fluorine and/or Chlorine utilizing density functional theory in combination with many-body perturbation theory. The latter is required for a realistic description of the energy band-gaps as well as for the theoretical realization of excitons. Structural, electronic and optical properties are scrutinized and show the high stability of the predicted two-dimensional materials. Their realization in laboratory is thus possible...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871820/acute-heart-failure-presentations-and-outcomes-during-the-fasting-month-of-ramadan-an-observational-report-from-seven-middle-eastern-countries
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Amar M Salam, Kadhim Sulaiman, Alawi A Alsheikh-Ali, Rajvir Singh, Nidal Asaad, Awad Al-Qahtani, Imtiaz Salim, Khalid F AlHabib, Ibrahim Al-Zakwani, Mohammed Al-Jarallah, Wael AlMahmeed, Bassam Bulbanat, Mustafa Ridha, Nooshin Bazargani, Haitham Amin, Ahmed Al-Motarreb, Husam AlFaleh, Hanan Albackr, Prashanth Panduranga, Abdulla Shehab, Jassim Al Suwaidi
BACKGROUND: Fasting during the month of Ramadan is practiced by over one and a half billion Muslims worldwide. It remains unclear, however, how this change in lifestyle affects heart failure, a condition that has reached epidemic dimensions. We examined the effects of fasting in patients with acute heart failure (AHF) using data from a large multi-center heart failure registry. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data were derived from Gulf CARE (Gulf aCute heArt failuRe rEgistry), a prospective multicenter study of consecutive patients hospitalized with AHF during February-November 2012...
September 5, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870985/whole-exome-sequencing-gives-additional-benefits-compared-to-candidate-gene-sequencing-in-the-molecular-diagnosis-of-children-with-growth-hormone-or-igf-1-insensitivity
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Lucy Shapiro, Sumana Chatterjee, Dina Ramadan, Kate M Davies, Martin O Savage, Louise A Metherell, Helen L Storr
GH insensitivity (GHI) is characterised by short stature, IGF-1 deficiency and normal/elevated serum GH. IGF-1 insensitivity results in pre- and post-natal growth failure with normal/high IGF-1 levels. The prevalence of genetic defects is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To identify the underlying genetic diagnoses in a paediatric cohort with GH or IGF-1 insensitivity using candidate gene (CGS) and whole exome sequencing (WES) and assess factors associated with the discovery of a genetic defect. METHODS: We undertook a prospective study of 132 patients with short stature and suspected GH or IGF-1 insensitivity referred to our centre for genetic analysis...
September 4, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860546/telemonitoring-in-fasting-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-during-ramadan-a-prospective-randomised-controlled-study
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Jun Yang Lee, Chee Piau Wong, Christina San San Tan, Nazrila Hairizan Nasir, Shaun Wen Huey Lee
We determined the impact of a remote blood glucose telemonitoring program with feedback in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients fasting during Ramadan compared to conventional self-monitoring method. A twelve-week cluster randomised study, with 85 participants who wish to fast for at least 15 days during Ramadan was conducted. Self-measurement and transmission of blood glucose results were performed six times daily during Ramadan. Results were transmitted to a secure website for review with feedback from case manager if necessary...
August 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856845/latif-s-point-a-new-point-for-veress-needle-insertion-for-pneumoperitoneum-in-difficult-laparoscopy
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Mohamed E Abd Ellatif, Wagih M Ghnnam, Ashraf Abbas, Magdy Basheer, Ibrahim Dawoud, Ramadan Ellaithy
INTRODUCTION: Creating pneumoperitoneum is the most challenging step during laparoscopy. The periumbilical area is the classic site for Veress needle insertion. We adopted a new access point for peritoneal insufflation. METHODS: We introduced a new point for Veress needle insertion to create pneumoperitoneum during difficult laparoscopic procedures. The needle is placed between the xiphoid process and the right costal margin, and it then proceeds toward the patient's right axilla...
August 30, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841871/insulin-treatment-corrects-hepcidin-but-not-ykl-40-levels-in-persons-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-matched-by-body-mass-index-waist-to-height-ratio-c-reactive-protein-and-creatinine
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Driton Vela, Jovica Leshoski, Zana Vela, Muharrem Jakupaj, Mitko Mladenov, Ramadan B Sopi
BACKGROUND: It has been shown that hepcidin and YKL-40 levels change in persons with insulin resistance in different circumstances. However, variations of the levels of these parameters through the stages of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes mellitus are unclear. We hypothesized that hepcidin levels will decrease in persons with prediabetes, while these levels will tend to correct when persons with diabetes are treated with insulin. Finally we sought to determine the levels of YKL-40 in all groups of participants included in the study...
August 25, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839295/knowledge-attitude-and-perceptions-of-muslim-cancer-patients-regarding-cancer-treatment-during-ramadan-results-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-karachi
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Afshan Asghar Rasheed, Yasmin Abdul Rashid, Farah Tahir Pirzada, Fawad Haroon, Adnan Abdul Jabbar, Ahmed Rahim
OBJECTIVE: To assess the knowledge and attitude of Muslim cancer patients regarding cancer treatment during Ramadan. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, from July to August 2015, and comprised cancer patients. .Adult Muslim cancer patients receiving active oncological treatment or on surveillance were included. Patients on only supportive treatment were excluded. SPSS 19 was used for data analysis. RESULTS: Of the 265 patients, 87(32...
August 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836953/efficacy-and-safety-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-aortic-stenosis-patients-at-low-to-moderate-surgical-risk-a-comprehensive-meta-analysis
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Ahmed Elmaraezy, Ammar Ismail, Abdelrahman Ibrahim Abushouk, Moutaz Eltoomy, Soha Saad, Ahmed Negida, Osama Mahmoud Abdelaty, Ahmed Ramadan Abdallah, Ahmed Magdy Aboelfotoh, Hossam Mahmoud Hassan, Aya Gamal Elmaraezy, Mahmoud Morsi, Farah Althaher, Moath Althaher, Ammar M AlSafadi
BACKGROUND: Recently, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has become the procedure of choice in high surgical risk patients with aortic stenosis (AS). However, its value is still debated in operable AS cases. We performed this meta-analysis to compare the safety and efficacy of TAVR to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in low-to-moderate surgical risk patients with AS. METHODS: A systematic search of five authentic databases retrieved 11 eligible studies (20,056 patients)...
August 24, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831715/influence-of-fruit-age-of-the-brazilian-green-dwarf-coconut-on-the-relationship-between-aceria-guerreronis-population-density-and-percentage-of-fruit-damage
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André Silva Guimarães Sousa, Poliane Sá Argolo, Manoel Guedes Correa Gondim, Gilberto José de Moraes, Anibal Ramadan Oliveira
The coconut mite, Aceria guerreronis Keifer (Acari: Eriophyidae), is one of the main coconut pests in the American, African and parts of the Asian continents, reaching densities of several thousand mites per fruit. Diagrammatic scales have been developed to standardize the estimation of the population densities of A. guerreronis according to the estimated percentage of damage, but these have not taken into account the possible effect of fruit age, although previous studies have already reported the variation in mite numbers with fruit age...
August 22, 2017: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821164/cape-gooseberry-physalis-peruviana-juice-as-a-modulator-agent-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-linked-apoptosis-and-cell-cycle-arrest
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Hanaa A Hassan, Hanaa M Serag, Makwan S Qadir, Mohamed Fawzy Ramadan
BACKGROUND: Cape gooseberry (Physalis peruviana) fruit is highly nutritious with high content of health-promoting compounds including minerals, phenolic compounds, as well as vitamins A and C. Physalis peruviana fruits were used as mutagenic, antispasmodic, anticoagulant, and antileucemis agents. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present work was to study the role of cape gooseberry juice (CG) as a natural modulator agent for adverse aspects associated with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
October 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820596/processing-solvent-dependent-electronic-and-structural-properties-of-cesium-lead-triiodide-thin-films
#16
Alexandra J Ramadan, Luke A Rochford, Sarah Fearn, Henry J Snaith
Cesium lead triiodide (CsPbI3) is an attractive material for photovoltaic applications due to its appropriate band gap, strong optical absorption, and high thermal stability. However, the perovskite phase suffers from moisture induced structural instability. Previous studies have utilized a range of solvent systems to establish the role of solvent choice in structural instabilities. Despite this, effects of different solvents on the electronic structure of this material have not been compared. We report substantial chemical and compositional differences in thin films of CsPbI3 prepared from a range of solvent systems...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820550/is-fasting-for-ramadan-safe-in-patients-with-mechanical-cardiac-valves
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Ersin Yildirim, Ozlem Secen, Okkes Uku, Mehmet Nail Bilen, Makbule Kutlu Karadag
BACKGROUND: The study aim was to investigate the safety and effects of fasting during Ramadan on the International Normalized Ratio (INR) in patients with mechanical cardiac valves. METHODS: A total of 105 patients admitted to the authors' hospital between June and October 2015, who had history of prosthetic valve replacement, was investigated. The patients were allocated to two groups: those fasting during Ramadan (n = 42) and those not fasting (n = 63). All patients were examined by a cardiologist, and the clinical findings and complaints for the past three months were evaluated...
March 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816348/transition-metal-dependent-regulation-of-the-signal-transduction-cascade-driving-oocyte-meiosis
#18
Stephanie Schaefer-Ramadan, Satanay Hubrack, Khaled Machaca
The G2-M transition of the cell cycle requires the activation of members of the Cdc25 dual specificity phosphatase family. Using Xenopus oocyte maturation as a model system, we have previously shown that chelation of transition metals blocks meiosis progression by inhibiting Cdc25C activation. Here, using approaches that allow for the isolation of very pure and active recombinant Cdc25C, we show that Cdc25C does not bind zinc as previously reported. Additionally, we show that mutants in the disordered C-terminal end of Cdc25C are poor initiators of meiosis, likely due to their inability to localize to the proper sub-cellular location...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811776/role-of-ramadan-specific-diabetes-education-rsde-a-prospective-study
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Muhammad Yakoob Ahmedani, Shahid Ahsan, Muhammad Saif Ul Haque
OBJECTIVE: To observe the role of Ramadan Specific Diabetes Education (RSDE) in the management of fasting patients with diabetes. METHODS: This prospective study was carried out at out-patients department (OPD) of Baqai Institute of Diabetology & Endocrinology (BIDE), in 2012. Recruitment of patients started a month prior to Ramadan. Muslim patients with diabetes whether had their first or on follow up visit to the OPD and showed intention to hold fast in the month of Ramadan, were included...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808490/the-influence-of-intermittent-fasting-on-the-circadian-pattern-of-melatonin-while-controlling-for-caloric-intake-energy-expenditure-light-exposure-and-sleep-schedules-a-preliminary-report
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Aljohara S Almeneessier, Ahmed S Bahammam, Munir M Sharif, Salman A Bahammam, Samar Z Nashwan, Seithikurippu R Pandi Perumal, Daniel P Cardinali, Mohammad Alzoghaibi
AIMS: We hypothesized that if we control for food composition, caloric intake, light exposure, sleep schedule, and exercise, intermittent fasting would not influence the circadian pattern of melatonin. Therefore, we designed this study to assess the effect of intermittent fasting on the circadian pattern of melatonin. METHODS: Eight healthy volunteers with a mean age of 26.6 ± 4.9 years and body mass index of 23.7 ± 3.5 kg/m(2) reported to the Sleep Disorders Center (the laboratory) on four occasions: (1) adaptation, (2) 4 weeks before Ramadan while performing Islamic intermittent fasting for 1 week (fasting outside Ramadan [FOR]), (3) 1 week before Ramadan (nonfasting baseline [BL]), and (4) during the 2(nd) week of Ramadan while fasting (Ramadan)...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
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