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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227004/automated-tracking-segmentation-and-trajectory-classification-of-pelvic-organs-on-dynamic-mri
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Iman Nekooeimehr, Susana Lai-Yuen, Paul Bao, Alfredo Weitzenfeld, Stuart Hart, Iman Nekooeimehr, Susana Lai-Yuen, Paul Bao, Alfredo Weitzenfeld, Stuart Hart, Paul Bao, Susana Lai-Yuen, Stuart Hart, Alfredo Weitzenfeld, Iman Nekooeimehr
Pelvic organ prolapse is a major health problem in women where pelvic floor organs (bladder, uterus, small bowel, and rectum) fall from their normal position and bulge into the vagina. Dynamic Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DMRI) is presently used to analyze the organs' movements from rest to maximum strain providing complementary support for diagnosis. However, there is currently no automated or quantitative approach to measure the movement of the pelvic organs and their correlation with the severity of prolapse...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223375/the-emerging-candida-auris-characterization-of-growth-phenotype-virulence-factors-antifungal-activity-and-effect-of-scy-078-a-novel-glucan-synthesis-inhibitor-on-growth-morphology-and-biofilm-formation
#2
Emily Larkin, Christopher Hager, Jyotsna Chandra, Pranab K Mukherjee, Mauricio Retuerto, Iman Salem, Lisa Long, Nancy Isham, Laura Kovanda, Katyna Borroto-Esoda, Steve Wring, David Angulo, Mahmoud Ghannoum
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently alerted that emerging multidrug-resistant Candida auris is causing invasive infections (1).….
February 21, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222341/patient-emotions-and-perceptions-of-antiepileptic-drug-changes-and-titration-during-treatment-for-epilepsy
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Jesse Fishman, Greg Cohen, Colin Josephson, Ann Marie Collier, Srikanth Bharatham, Ying Zhang, Imane Wild
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of antiepileptic drug (AED) change and dose titration on the emotional well-being of patients with epilepsy. METHODS: Members of an online epilepsy community were invited to voluntarily participate in an online survey. The cross-sectional anonymous survey consisted of 31 multiple choice questions balanced in terms of variety and positivity/negativity of emotions concerning participants' most recent AED change. To substantiate survey results, spontaneous comments from epilepsy-related online forums and social media websites that mentioned participants' experiences with AED medication changes (termed passive listening statements) were analyzed and categorized by theme...
February 18, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217336/crystal-structure-and-hirshfeld-surface-analysis-of-ethyl-2-4-ethyl-5-quinolin-8-yloxymeth-yl-4h-1-2-4-triazol-3-yl-sulfan-yl-acetate
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Rawia Imane Bahoussi, Ahmed Djafri, Abdelkader Chouaih, Ayada Djafri, Fodil Hamzaoui
In the title compound, C18H20N4O3S, the 1,2,4-triazole ring is twisted with respect to the mean plane of quinoline moiety at 65.24 (4)°. In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked by weak C-H⋯O and C-H⋯N hydrogen bonds, forming the three-dimensional supra-molecular packing. π-π stacking between the quinoline ring systems of neighbouring mol-ecules is also observed, the centroid-to-centroid distance being 3.6169 (6) Å. Hirshfeld surface (HS) analyses were performed.
February 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216914/the-quality-of-sperm-preparation-medium-affects-the-motility-viability-and-dna-integrity-of-human-spermatozoa
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Fatemeh Anbari, Iman Halvaei, Ali Nabi, Shahin Ghazali, Mohammad Ali Khalili, Lars Johansson
AIM: The goal was to compare the effects of three different sperm preparation media on sperm motility, viability, and DNA integrity of semen samples from normozoospermic men. METHODS: A total of 15 normozoospermic males were included in the study. The semen analysis (SA) was performed in accordance with the WHO guidelines (2010). After SA, each sample was divided into three aliquots, and swim-up was performed with three different sperm preparation media (Sperm Preparation Media, Origio, Denmark; Ham's F10, Biochrome, Berlin, Germany; and VitaSperm™, Innovative Biotech, Iran)...
October 2016: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215914/fecal-carriage-of-mdros-in-a-population-of-lebanese-elderly-dynamics-and-impact-on-bacterial-fitness
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Caren Challita, Elias Dahdouh, Michel Attieh, Iman Dandachi, Elio Ragheb, Roy Taoutel, Carl Tanba, Ziad Daoud
Muti-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDROs) are problematic all over the world, especially in Lebanon. High fecal carriage rates of MDR Enterobacteriaceae were reported from Lebanese nursing homes. Some studies show that MDROs have a fitness cost as compared to sensitive isolates. In this study, the competitive growth of MDR Escherichia coli obtained from fecal samples from elderly is assessed. Fecal swabs from ten elderly patients from a Lebanese nursing home were obtained between June and December, 2015. Isolates were identified by API 20E and antimicrobial susceptibilities were determined...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209612/microrna-520f-reverses-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-by-targeting-adam9-and-tgfbr2
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Jasmijn Gm van Kampen, Onno van Hooij, Cornelius Fj Jansen, Frank P Smit, Paula I van Noort, Iman J Schultz, Roel Qj Schaapveld, Jack A Schalken, Gerald W Verhaegh
Reversing epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in cancer cells has been widely considered as an approach to combat cancer progression and therapeutic resistance, but a limited number of broadly comprehensive investigations of microRNAs involved in this process have been conducted. In this study, we screened a library of 1120 microRNA for their ability to transcriptionally activate the E-cadherin gene CDH1 in a promoter reporter assay as a measure of EMT reversal. By this approach, we defined miR-520f as a novel EMT-reversing microRNA...
February 16, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194659/activity-of-erector-spinae-during-trunk-forward-bending-and-backward-return-the-effects-of-age
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Iman Shojaei, Babak Bazrgari
Electromyography (EMG)-based measures of the trunk muscles behavior have been used for objective assessment of biomechanical impairments in patients with low back pain (LBP); yet the literature on normal age-related differences in such measures is scant. A cross-sectional study was designed to assess age-related differences in activity of trunk extensors during forward bending and backward return. Sixty asymptomatic individuals were recruited to form five gender-balanced age groups between 20 and 70 years old...
February 13, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194198/when-does-spiritual-intelligence-particularly-predict-job-engagement-the-mediating-role-of-psychological-empowerment
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Mohsen Torabi, Iman Zohoorian Nadali
BACKGROUND: Regarding the importance of health care providers such as nurses who are always in stressful environments, it is imperative to better understand how they become more engaged in their work. The purpose of this paper is to focus on health care providers (nurses), and examine how the interaction between spiritual intelligence and psychological empowerment affect job engagement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This descriptive and quantitative study was conducted among nurses at the Faghihi Hospital in Shiraz, Iran in 2010...
November 2016: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193444/surgical-navigation-a-systematic-review-of-indications-treatments-and-outcomes-in-oral-and-maxillofacial-surgery
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REVIEW
Iman Azarmehr, Kasper Stokbro, R Bryan Bell, Torben Thygesen
PURPOSE: This systematic review investigates the most common indications, treatments, and outcomes of surgical navigation (SN) published from 2010 to 2015. The evolution of SN and its application in oral and maxillofacial surgery have rapidly developed over recent years, and therapeutic indications are discussed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic search in relevant electronic databases, journals, and bibliographies of the included articles was carried out. Clinical studies with 5 or more patients published between 2010 and 2015 were included...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189116/the-internet-of-things-for-basic-nursing-care-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Riitta Mieronkoski, Iman Azimi, Amir M Rahmani, Riku Aantaa, Virpi Terävä, Pasi Liljeberg, Sanna Salanterä
BACKGROUND: The novel technology of the Internet of Things (IoT) connects objects to the Internet and its most advanced applications refine obtained data for the user. We propose that Internet of Things technology can be used to promote basic nursing care in the hospital environment by improving the quality of care and patient safety. OBJECTIVES: To introduce the concept of Internet of Things to nursing audience by exploring the state of the art of Internet of Things based technology for basic nursing care in the hospital environment...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188747/high-incidence-of-celiac-disease-in-a-long-term-study-of-adolescents-with-susceptibility-genotypes
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Edwin Liu, Fran Dong, Anna E Barón, Iman Taki, Jill M Norris, Brigitte I Frohnert, Edward J Hoffenberg, Marian Rewers
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Little is known about the incidence of celiac disease in the general population of children in the United States. We aimed to estimate the cumulative incidence of celiac disease in adolescents born in the Denver metropolitan area. METHODS: We collected data on HLA-DR, DQ genotypes of 31,766 infants, born from 1993 through 2004 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Denver, from the Diabetes Autoimmunity Study in the Young. Subjects with susceptibility genotypes for celiac disease and type 1 diabetes were followed for up to 20 years for development of tissue transglutaminase autoantibodies (tTGA)...
February 7, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187689/evaluation-of-antihypertensive-potential-of-ficus-carica-fruit
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Alamgeer, Shifa Iman, Hira Asif, Muhammad Saleem
CONTEXT: Ficus carica L. (Moraceae) fruit is said to possess cardiovascular activity and has been used empirically in traditional phytotherapies for the treatment of hypertension and various other cardiovascular diseases. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the antihypertensive and cardioinhibitory activity of the aqueous-methanol extract of F. carica fruit in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Extract in 250, 500 and 1000 mg/kg doses (p.o.) were administered to normotensive Sprague Dawley rats and blood pressure was measured using non-invasive technique...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184045/effect-of-novel-inhaler-technique-reminder-labels-on-the-retention-of-inhaler-technique-skills-in-asthma-a-single-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Iman A Basheti, Nathir M Obeidat, Helen K Reddel
: Inhaler technique can be corrected with training, but skills drop off quickly without repeated training. The aim of our study was to explore the effect of novel inhaler technique labels on the retention of correct inhaler technique. In this single-blind randomized parallel-group active-controlled study, clinical pharmacists enrolled asthma patients using controller medication by Accuhaler [Diskus] or Turbuhaler. Inhaler technique was assessed using published checklists (score 0-9). Symptom control was assessed by asthma control test...
December 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181460/nanoparticles-a-promising-new-therapeutic-platform-for-bone-regeneration
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Seyed-Iman Roohani-Esfahani, Hala Zreiqat
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 9, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179056/effects-of-nutrient-load-on-microbial-activities-within-a-seagrass-dominated-ecosystem-implications-of-changes-in-seagrass-blue-carbon
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Songlin Liu, Zhijian Jiang, Yunchao Wu, Jingping Zhang, Iman Arbi, Feng Ye, Xiaoping Huang, Peter Ian Macreadie
Nutrient loading is a leading cause of global seagrass decline, triggering shifts from seagrass- to macroalgal-dominance. Within seagrass meadows of Xincun Bay (South China Sea), we found that nutrient loading (due to fish farming) increased sediment microbial biomass and extracellular enzyme activity associated with carbon cycling (polyphenol oxidase, invertase and cellulase), with a corresponding decrease in percent sediment organic carbon (SOC), suggesting that nutrients primed microorganism and stimulated SOC remineralization...
February 5, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178162/genotyping-diagnosis-of-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency-in-saudi-adults-with-liver-cirrhosis
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Noura Al-Jameil, Amina A Hassan, Ahlam Buhairan, Rana Hassanato, Sree R Isac, Maram Al-Otaiby, Basmah Al-Maarik, Iman Al-Ajeyan
The acute phase protein alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) is mainly produced in liver cells. AAT deficiency affects the lungs and liver. We conducted a case-control study to define a valuable method for the proper diagnosis of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD), as well as the association of liver cirrhosis with AATD in Saudi adults.Blood samples from 300 liver cirrhosis patients and 400 controls were analyzed according to serum AAT concentration, phenotyping, and genotyping. Nephelometry was used for AAT quantification, isoelectric focusing electrophoresis was used for phenotyping detection, and real-time PCR was used for genotyping to determine the Z and S deficiency alleles...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177248/surface-passivation-of-gan-nanowires-for-enhanced-photoelectrochemical-water-splitting
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Purushothaman Varadhan, Hui-Chun Fu, Davide Priante, Jose Ramon Duran Retamal, Chao Zhao, Mohamed Ebaid, Tien Khee Ng, Idris A Ajia, Somak Mitra, Iman S Roqan, Boon S Ooi, Jr-Hau He
Hydrogen production via photoelectrochemical water-splitting is a key source of clean and sustainable energy. The use of one-dimensional nanostructures as photoelectrodes is desirable for photoelectrochemical water-splitting applications due to the ultra-large surface areas, lateral carrier extraction schemes, and superior light-harvesting capabilities. However, the unavoidable surface states of nanostructured materials create additional charge carrier trapping centers and energy barriers at the semiconductor-electrolyte interface, which severely reduce the solar-to-hydrogen conversion efficiency...
February 8, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171714/irritable-bowel-syndrome-is-concentrated-in-people-with-higher-educations-in-iran-an-inequality-analysis
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Asieh Mansouri, Mostafa Amini Rarani, Mosayeb Fallahi, Iman Alvandi
Purpose: Like any other health-related disorder, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) has a differential distribution by some socioeconomic factors. This study aimed to estimate and decompose the educational inequality in IBS. Methods: Sampling was performed through multi-stage random cluster sampling approach. The data of 1,850 residents of Kish Island aged 15 or older was included and determinants of IBS were identified using General Estimation Equation regression model...
February 1, 2017: Epidemiology and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164673/nuclear-respiratory-factor-1-nrf-1-gene-expression-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis-and-mitochondrial-oxidative-dysregulation
#20
Doaa Hashad, Iman Elgohry, Fatma Dwedar
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is characterized by progressive irreversible deterioration of renal functions. Advanced stages of CKD are associated with oxidative stress due to the imbalance between oxidant production and antioxidant defense mechanisms. Survival of patients with end stage renal diseases is maintained on variable forms of renal replacement therapies (RRT) which include peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, and sometimes renal transplantation. In humans, Nuclear Respiratory Factor 1 (NRF-1) gene encodes for a transcription factor that, together with the transcriptional co-activator encoded by Peroxisome Proliferator activated Receptor Gamma coactivator 1 Alpha (PGC1-a) gene, stimulates the expression of a broad set of nuclear genes (as COX6C) which are involved in mitochondrial biogenesis and functions...
November 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
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