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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098105/fasting-in-ramadan-is-not-associated-with-deterioration-of-chronic-kidney-disease-a-prospective-observational-study
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Ekrem Kara, Osman Zikrullah Sahin, Bayram Kizilkaya, Burcu Ozturk, Gokhan Pusuroglu, Safak Yildirim, Mustafa Sevinc, Tuncay Sahutoglu
Although not mandatory for patients, many Muslims fast in Ramadan. We aimed to investigate the effects of long hours (17.5) fasting on renal functions in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Stage 3-5 CKD patients with stable renal function were recruited to this prospective observational study three months ahead of Ramadan in 2015. All patients were instructed regarding possible deleterious effects of dehydration caused by fasting. Forty-five patients (mean age 66.8 ± 10.3 years, 68.8% male) chose to fast and 49 (mean, age: 64...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095734/entrapment-efficiency-of-pyridoxine-hydrochloride-in-unilamellar-liposomes-experimental-versus-model-generated-data
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Heba Abd-El-Azim, Alyaa Ramadan, Noha Nafee, Nawal Khalafallah
The present study investigates the effect of the preparation method (four methods) and formulation additives (propylene glycol (PG) and cholesterol (CH)) on the entrapment efficiency (EE) of pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6 (VB6)), representing hydrophilic water-soluble low permeable vitamins, in unilamellar liposomes. The main aim is to compare determined EE with predicted values generated using a web-published, computational model. Results showed that among the different preparation methods, modified film hydration showed significantly higher EE (p < 0...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Liposome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090146/rapid-weight-loss-in-the-context-of-ramadan-observance-recommendations-for-judokas
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A Aloui, H Chtourou, W Briki, M Tabben, A Chaouachi, N Souissi, R J Shephard, K Chamari
Judo is a weight-classified combat sport, and many athletes seek to compete at the lightest possible weight category to gain an advantage from competing against shorter/smaller, and supposedly weaker opponents. To achieve a desired weight, most judokas opt for rapid weight loss techniques. Short-duration maximal efforts are not greatly affected by "making weight", but prolonged and/or repeated exercise is significantly impaired. Negative effects on mood, ratings of perceived exertion, and cognitive function are also reported...
December 2016: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087952/an-observational-study-of-trigeminal-neuralgia-patients-taking-carbamazepine-during-the-fasting-month-of-ramadan
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A J Ajura, S H Lau, S Nur Suffia
INTRODUCTION: Trigeminal neuralgia is an agonising orofacial pain affecting unilaterally the distribution of the trigeminal nerve and it usually occurs in the middle and older age groups. Carbamazepine which is an anti-neuralgic as well as an anti-convulsant medication is the first line drug for treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. It is commonly taken as one tablet (200 mg) three times a day. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is an observational study carried out from April to September 2014 to determine how Muslim patients on carbamazepine treatment for trigeminal neuralgia cope with their neuralgic pain...
December 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077129/hypoglycemic-and-pancreatic-protective-effects-of-portulaca-oleracea-extract-in-alloxan-induced-diabetic-rats
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Basma K Ramadan, Mona F Schaalan, Amina M Tolba
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is a major public health concern. In spite of continuous new drug development to treat diabetes, herbal remedies remain a potential adjunct therapy to maintain better glycemic control while also imparting few side-effects. Portulaca oleracea has been traditionally used to manage several diseases due to the anti-oxidant and anti-atherogenic effects it imparts. To better understand the mechanisms associated with potential protective effect of P. oleracea extract against diabetes, alloxan-induced diabetic rats were used in this study...
January 11, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076423/unique-features-of-germline-variation-in-five-egyptian-familial-breast-cancer-families-revealed-by-exome-sequencing
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Yeong C Kim, Amr S Soliman, Jian Cui, Mohamed Ramadan, Ahmed Hablas, Mohamed Abouelhoda, Nehal Hussien, Ola Ahmed, Abdel-Rahman Nabawy Zekri, Ibrahim A Seifeldin, San Ming Wang
Genetic predisposition increases the risk of familial breast cancer. Recent studies indicate that genetic predisposition for familial breast cancer can be ethnic-specific. However, current knowledge of genetic predisposition for the disease is predominantly derived from Western populations. Using this existing information as the sole reference to judge the predisposition in non-Western populations is not adequate and can potentially lead to misdiagnosis. Efforts are required to collect genetic predisposition from non-Western populations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073243/cytokeratin-13-cytokeratin-17-and-ki-67-expression-in-human-acquired-cholesteatoma-and-their-correlation-with-its-destructive-capacity
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Mahmood A Hamed, Seiichi Nakata, Kazuya Shiogama, Kenji Suzuki, Ramadan H Sayed, Yoichi Nishimura, Noboru Iwata, Kouhei Sakurai, Badawy S Badawy, Ken-Ichi Inada, Hayato Tsuge, Yutaka Tsutsumi
Objectives: Cholesteatoma is a nonneoplastic destructive lesion of the temporal bone with debated pathogenesis and bone resorptive mechanism. Both molecular and cellular events chiefly master its activity. Continued research is necessary to clarify factors related to its aggressiveness. We aimed to investigate the expression of Ki-67, cytokeratin 13 (CK13) and cytokeratin 17 (CK17) in acquired nonrecurrent human cholesteatoma and correlate them with its bone destructive capacity. Methods: A prospective quantitative immunohistochemical study was carried out using fresh acquired cholesteatoma tissues (n=19), collected during cholesteatoma surgery...
January 12, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
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/28065929/standardized-static-and-dynamic-evaluation-of-myocardial-tissue-properties
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Sherif Ramadan, Narinder Paul, Hani E Naguib
INTRODUCTION: Quantifying the mechanical behaviours of soft biological tissues is of considerable research interest. However, validity and reproducibility between different researchers and apparatus is questionable. This study aims to quantify the mechanical properties of myocardium while investigating methodologies that can standardize biological tissue testing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Tensile testing was performed to obtain Young���s modulus and a dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) determined the viscoelastic properties...
January 9, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065259/predictors-of-ramadan-fasting-during-pregnancy
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Lily A van Bilsen, Ary I Savitri, Dwirani Amelia, Mohammad Baharuddin, Diederick E Grobbee, Cuno S P M Uiterwaal
Although the health effects of Ramadan fasting during pregnancy are still unclear, it is important to identify the predictors and motivational factors involved in women's decision to observe the fast. We investigated these factors in a cross sectional study of 187 pregnant Muslim women who attended antenatal care visits in the Budi Kemuliaan Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia. The odds of adherence to fasting were reduced by 4% for every week increase in gestational age during Ramadan [odds ratio (OR) 0.96; 95% confidence interval (CI) 0...
December 2016: Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057202/does-the-number-of-injuries-among-elderly-people-in-kazakhstan-increase-during-ramadan
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A Tlemissov, B Zhunissov, M Buleshov, A Buleshova, S Seidinov, K Sultanbekov, A Talgatbek, T Bulegenov, A Myssayev, A M Grjibovski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056572/biochemical-characterization-anti-inflammatory-properties-and-ulcerogenic-traits-of-some-cold-pressed-oils-in-experimental-animals
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Faten M Ibrahim, Hanan Naeim Attia, Yousreya Aly Aly Maklad, Kawkab A Ahmed, Mohamed F Ramadan
CONTEXT: Cold-pressed oils (CPO) are commercially available in the market and characterized by their health-promoting properties. OBJECTIVE: Clove oil (CLO), coriander seed oil (COO) and black cumin oil (BCO) were evaluated for their bioactive lipids. Pharmacological screening was performed to evaluate acute toxicity, anti-inflammatory and ulcerogenic effects as well as histopathological changes in tissues of albino rats fed with CPO. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fatty acids, tocols and total phenolics were analyzed...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053593/evaluation-of-aerial-microbial-pollutants-in-al-haram-al-nabawi-during-pilgrimage-of-2013
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Kholoud M Alananbeh, Nahla Boquellah, Nadia Al Kaff, Majid Al Ahmadi
Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah is the second holiest site in Islam. The possibility of new emerging microbes is valid due to the increased number of pilgrims. The objectives of the current study were to estimate the numbers of fungi and bacteria inside and outside Al-Haram Al-Nabawi and to find whether new bacterial and fungal species have emerged compared to previous studies. Air samples were collected twice a day from 12 spots and four directions during the pilgrim year of 2013 for four consecutive weeks by using the sedimentation method...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043902/stem-cells-and-combination-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-traumatic-brain-injury
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AmiraSan Dekmak, Sarah Mantash, Abdullah Shaito, Amer Toutonji, Naify Ramadan, Hussein Ghazale, Nouhad Kassem, Hala Darwish, Kazem Zibara
TBI is a nondegenerative, noncongenital insult to the brain from an external mechanical force; for instance a violent blow in a car accident. It is a complex injury with a broad spectrum of symptoms and has become a major cause of death and disability in addition to being a burden on public health and societies worldwide. As such, finding a therapy for TBI has become a major health concern for many countries, which has led to the emergence of many monotherapies that have shown promising effects in animal models of TBI, but have not yet proven any significant efficacy in clinical trials...
December 30, 2016: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042630/effects-of-ramadan-fasting-on-moderate-to-severe-chronic-kidney-disease-a-prospective-observational-study
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Amaar A Bakhit, Amr M Kurdi, Junaid J Wadera, Abdulkareem O Alsuwaida
To examin the effect of Ramadan fasting on worsening of renal function (WRF). Method: This was a single-arm prospective observational study including 65 patients with stage 3 or higher chronic kidney disease (CKD). By definition, WRF was considered to have occurred when serum creatinine levels increased by 0.3 mg/dL (26.5 µmol/l) from baseline during or within 3 months after Ramadan. The study was conducted in the Nephrology Clinic of King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the month of Ramadan 1436 AH (Hijiri), which corresponded to June 18-July 17, 2015...
January 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027907/effect-of-ramadan-fasting-on-fatigue-mood-sleepiness-and-health-related-quality-of-life-of-healthy-young-men-in-summer-time-in-germany-a-prospective-controlled-study
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Boya Nugraha, Samaneh Khoshandam Ghashang, Imad Hamdan, Christoph Gutenbrunner
Muslims around the world fast during the lunar month of Ramadan. The month consists of 29 or 30 days, which vary in length depending on geographic location and the time of year. During this month, Muslims abstain from food, drink, smoking, and sex from dawn until sunset. In 2015, Ramadan fell during the summer. As a result, Muslims in Germany fasted 19 h a day. Previous research has shown associations between fasting and mood enhancement. This study aimed to determine the effect of fasting on young, healthy males who fasted in Germany during Ramadan 2015...
December 24, 2016: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027343/recommendations-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-parkinson-disease-during-ramadan
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Philippe Damier, Jasem Al-Hashel
Importance: Every year, Ramadan fasting is practiced by many Muslim individuals. In cases of chronic disease, religious texts allow fasting to be broken. However, many believers still want to fast even at the risk of damaging their health. To our knowledge, there are no published recommendations on the medical management of Parkinson disease (PD) during Ramadan. Effective treatments exist in PD and usually require several daily drug intakes. Apart from worsening symptoms, interrupting PD treatment might lead to a severe withdrawal syndrome...
December 27, 2016: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004747/corrigendum-a-ruthenium-polypyridyl-intercalator-stalls-dna-replication-forks-radiosensitizes-human-cancer-cells-and-is-enhanced-by-chk1-inhibition
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Martin R Gill, Siti Norain Harun, Swagata Halder, Ramon A Boghozian, Kristijan Ramadan, Haslina Ahmad, Katherine A Vallis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002382/the-mental-stress-ischemia-prognosis-study-mips-objectives-study-design-and-prevalence-of-inducible-ischemia
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Muhammad Hammadah, Ibhar Al Mheid, Kobina Wilmot, Ronnie Ramadan, Amit J Shah, Yan Sun, Brad Pearce, Ernest V Garcia, Michael Kutner, J Douglas Bremner, Fabio Esteves, Paolo Raggi, David S Sheps, Viola Vaccarino, Arshed A Quyyumi
OBJECTIVE: Mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia (MSIMI) is a common phenomenon in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), but contemporary studies of its prognostic significance and its underlying pathophysiology are limited. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled patients with confirmed CAD in the Mental Stress Ischemia Prognosis Study (MIPS) between 2011 and 2014. All patients underwent mental stress testing using a standardized public speaking task and ischemia was detected by 99mTc sestamibi myocardial perfusion imaging...
December 20, 2016: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002169/fluoroscopic-guided-lumbar-spinal-drain-insertion-for-thoracic-aortic-aneurysm-surgery
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Hamdy Awad, Mohamed Ehab Ramadan, Esmerina Tili, Kathryn Hackett, Eric C Bourekas
We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 11 patients who were referred by anesthesiologists to an interventional neuroradiologist for fluoroscopy-guided lumbar spinal drain insertion for thoracic aortic aneurysm repair between January 2010 and June 2015. Successful drain insertion was achieved in all patients. Three (27.3%) patients developed drain-related complications. Fluoroscopy-guided spinal drain insertion is an alternative to the conventional, nonimage-guided, blind technique used by anesthesiologists when they expect to encounter difficulty with insertion or in cases of failed insertion...
December 19, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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