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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526026/a-qualitative-study-of-telehealth-patient-information-leaflets-tils-are-we-giving-patients-enough-information
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Reem Kayyali, Iman Hesso, Evelyn Ejiko, Shereen Nabhani Gebara
BACKGROUND: The provision of patient information leaflets regarding telehealth has been perceived by potential consumers as a strategy to promote awareness and adoption of telehealth services. However, such leaflets need to be designed carefully if adoption and awareness among potential users is to be promoted. Therefore, the aims of this study were: first, to see how telehealth was portrayed in some of the existing telehealth leaflets (THLs). Second, to explore patients' perceptions of the existing THLs and their engagement with the concept and how THLs can be optimised...
May 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521549/efficacy-of-topical-latanoprost-versus-minoxidil-and-betamethasone-valerate-on-the-treatment-of-alopecia-areata
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Amal Ahmad El-Ashmawy, Iman Hamed El-Maadawy, Gamal Mohamed El-Maghraby
BACKGROUND: Alopecia areata (AA) is one of the most common causes of localized hair loss. There is no universally proven therapy that induces and sustains remission of hair growth in AA. OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of topical latanoprost, minoxidil and betamethasone valerate on hair growth in patients with AA. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 100 patients with AA classified into 5 groups of 20 treated with: I, latanoprost 0.1% lotion; II, minoxidil 5% lotion; III, betamethasone valerate 0...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521301/activation-of-signal-transducer-and-activator-of-transcription-3-stat3-signaling-in-egfr-mutant-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc
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Carles Codony-Servat, Jordi Codony-Servat, Niki Karachaliou, Miguel Angel Molina, Imane Chaib, Jose Luis Ramirez, Maria de Los Llanos Gil, Flavio Solca, Trever G Bivona, Rafael Rosell
Gefitinib, erlotinib or afatinib are the current treatment for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) harboring an activating mutation of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), but less than 5% of patients achieve a complete response and the median progression-free survival is no longer than 12 months. Early adaptive resistance can occur as soon as two hours after starting treatment by activating signal transducer and activation of transcription 3 (STAT3) signaling. We investigated the activation of STAT3 in a panel of gefitinib-sensitive EGFR mutant cell lines, and gefitinib-resistant PC9 cell lines developed in our laboratory...
May 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515990/topical-mycophenolate-mofetil-in-the-treatment-of-vitiligo-a-pilot-study
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Farhad Handjani, Shahin Aghaei, Iman Moezzi, Nasrin Saki
BACKGROUND: Vitiligo is a multifactorial disease that is characterized by circumscribed depigmented macules and patches. Autoimmune reactions may play an important role in the pathogenesis of the disease. Mycophenolate mofetil is a drug that inhibits DNA synthesis in lymphocytes and has been used in autoimmune diseases such as immunobullous skin diseases, lupus erythematosus, and autoimmune hepatitis. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to show the efficacy of topical mycophenolate mofetil in the treatment of vitiligo...
April 2017: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512540/the-effects-of-three-remineralizing-agents-on-regression-of-white-spot-lesions-in-children-a-two-week-single-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
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Masoumeh Ebrahimi, Maryam Mehrabkhani, Farzaneh Ahrari, Iman Parisay, Maliheh Jahantigh
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the effect of three remineralizing agents on improving white spot lesions (WSLs). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This clinical trial included children who had at least one WSL on anterior teeth of upper or lower jaws. The participants were randomly assigned to 4 groups by treatment: 1) a cream containing casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate and fluoride (MI Paste Plus); 2) a cream containing hydroxyapatite and fluoride (Remin Pro); 3) a 2% sodium fluoride gel; and 4) usual home care (control)...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510480/dry-powder-inhaler-formulation-of-rifampicin-an-improved-targeted-delivery-system-for-alveolar-tuberculosis
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Tejal Rawal, Laurent Kremer, Iman Halloum, Shital Butani
BACKGROUND: The delivery of antitubercular drugs through direct lung targeting can lead to reduction in the dose as well as side effects of the drug. In the present investigation, carrier (lactose)-based dry-powder inhaler of rifampicin was prepared to achieve direct targeting of the drug into the lungs. METHODS: The dry powder inhaler formulation was prepared by simply mixing micronized rifampicin with coarse and fine lactose preblend. Preliminary blends of the drug were prepared with various lactose grades (Inhalac(®), Respitose,(®) and Lactohale(®))...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507624/the-prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-osteoporosis-among-a-saudi-female-diabetic-population
#7
Ibrahim Abdulrazag Al-Homood, Iman Sheshah, Abdel Gaffar A Mohammed, Gasim I Gasim
AIM: This study aimed to assess the prevalence and determinants of osteoporosis [lumbar spine (LS) and femoral neck (FN)] among patients with type 2 diabetes at King Salman Hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred seventy patients with type 2 diabetes were enrolled in this cross-sectional study in the period from the 1st of January until the 1st of July 2015. Patient selection was based on self-report of the previous diagnosis by a physician, being on an antidiabetic agent, or a fasting glucose of 126 mg/dl as per the American Diabetes Association criteria...
April 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504176/eco-friendly-soluble-soybean-polysaccharide-nanoclay-na-bionanocomposite-properties-and-characterization
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Davoud Salarb Ashi, Mostafa Shahidi Noghabi, Bibi Sedigheh Fazly Bazzaz, Iman Shahabi-Ghahfarrokhi, Behrouz Jafari, Reza Ahmadi
The impact of montmorillonite (MMT) as a nanofiller at different concentrations (5, 10, 15wt.%) on the physicochemical and functional properties of nanocomposite film based on soluble soybean polysaccharide (SSPS) was investigated. The results showed that an increase in MMT concentration was accompanied by a decrease in water solubility, thickness, and elongation at break. Furthermore, tensile strength increased when MMT concentration was increased to 10wt.%. Atomic force and scanning electron micrographs showed a significant agglomeration at MMT 15wt...
August 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498548/engineered-3d-cardiac-fibrotic-tissue-to-study-fibrotic-remodeling
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Amir Hossein Sadeghi, Su Ryon Shin, Janine C Deddens, Giuseppe Fratta, Serena Mandla, Iman K Yazdi, Gyan Prakash, Silvia Antona, Danilo Demarchi, Marc P Buijsrogge, Joost P G Sluijter, Jesper Hjortnaes, Ali Khademhosseini
Activation of cardiac fibroblasts into myofibroblasts is considered to play an essential role in cardiac remodeling and fibrosis. A limiting factor in studying this process is the spontaneous activation of cardiac fibroblasts when cultured on two-dimensional (2D) culture plates. In this study, a simplified three-dimensional (3D) hydrogel platform of contractile cardiac tissue, stimulated by transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1), is presented to recapitulate a fibrogenic microenvironment. It is hypothesized that the quiescent state of cardiac fibroblasts can be maintained by mimicking the mechanical stiffness of native heart tissue...
May 12, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498502/real-time-three-dimensional-jaw-tracking-in-temporomandibular-disorders
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Danilo Vieira da Cunha, Viviane Veroni Degan, Mário Vedovello Filho, Douglas Peres Bellomo, Marlete Ribeiro Silva, Daniel Antônio Furtado, Adriano Oliveira Andrade, Selma Terezinha Milagre, Adriano Alves Pereira
When a dysfunction occurs in any component of the stomatognathic system, temporomandibular disorders (TMD) may originates. The aim of this study was to compare the deviations, displacement, and the execution speed of mandibular movements among asymptomatic participants and those with TMD. Convenience sampling was used; forty participants diagnosed by clinical evaluation following the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders were divided into three groups: Arthropathy (GART, 10 participants, 40% men), Myopathy (GMYO, 10 participants, 30% men), and the Control Group (CG, 20 asymptomatic-participants, 25% men)...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497748/the-role-if-any-of-chemotherapy-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Imane El Dika, Ghassan K Abou-Alfa
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June 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497457/mitochondrial-dna-copy-number-variation-as-a-potential-predictor-of-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Eman T Elsayed, Mohamed M Hashad, Iman E Elgohary
BACKGROUND: Peripheral blood mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) copy number alteration has been suggested as a risk factor for several types of cancer. The aim of the present study was to assess the role of peripheral blood mtDNA copy number variation as a noninvasive biomarker in the prediction and early detection of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in a cohort of Egyptian patients. METHODS: Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) was used to measure peripheral blood mtDNA copy numbers in 57 patients with newly diagnosed, early-stage localized RCC and 60 age- and sex-matched healthy individuals as a control group...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Biological Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496492/infective-endocarditis-report-from-a-main-referral-teaching-hospital-in-iran
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Behrooz Heydari, Iman Karimzadeh, Hossein Khalili, Esfandiar Shojaei, Abdolrasool Ebrahimi
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present preliminary study was to assess the demographic, clinical, paraclinical, microbiological, echocardiographic, and therapeutic profile as well as in-hospital outcome of patients with infective endocarditis at a referral center for various infectious diseases in Iran. METHODS: Required demographic, clinical, plausible complications and paraclinical data were collected from patients' medical charts. Echocardiographic findings were obtained by performing transthoracic and/or transesophageal echocardiography as clinically indicated...
2017: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491220/a-primary-intestinal-lymphangiectasia-hiding-the-diagnosis-of-pleural-and-pericardial-tuberculosis-a-clinical-observation
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Sanaa Hammi, Hajar Berrani, Thami Benouchen, Naima Lamlami, Imane Elkhiyat, Jamal Eddine Bourkadi
Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia (Waldmann's disease) is an exudative enteropathy characterized by lymph leakage into the small bowel lumen leading to hypoalbuminemia, hypogammaglobulinemia and lymphopenia (particularly T-cell). The diagnosis is based on viewing the duodenal lymphangiectasia. A 20 years old female patient, treated for a primary intestinal lymphangiectasia, has consulted for anasarca. Etiological work-up reveals pleural and pericardial tuberculosis. The clinical aggravation of an enteropathy, particularly in adulthood, requires a search for a secondary etiology...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491211/-rickettsiosis-associated-with-cerebral-infarction-a-new-case-study
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Tarik Boulahri, Abdellah Taous, Maha Aït Berri, Imane Traibi, Jalal Elbenaye, Abdelhadi Rouimi
Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF) is a rickettsiosis of the spotted fever group caused by rickettsia conorii. This zoonosis is benign but it can be complicated by severe neurological impairment (hence its severity). We report the case of a 49-year old patient hospitalized in the Department of Dermatology for rickettsiosis, who suffered from right massive hemiplegia of brutal onset. Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) of the brain showed deep left sylvian fissure ischemic stroke. The diagnosis of conorii-type rickettsiosis has been retained based on the aspect of skin lesions and on positive sierologic testing with the indirect immunofluorescence method...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487827/an-automatic-prolongation-detection-approach-in-continuous-speech-with-robustness-against-speaking-rate-variations
#16
Iman Esmaili, Nader Jafarnia Dabanloo, Mansour Vali
In recent years, many methods have been introduced for supporting the diagnosis of stuttering for automatic detection of prolongation in the speech of people who stutter. However, less attention has been paid to treatment processes in which clients learn to speak more slowly. The aim of this study was to develop a method to help speech-language pathologists (SLPs) during diagnosis and treatment sessions. To this end, speech signals were initially parameterized to perceptual linear predictive (PLP) features...
January 2017: Journal of Medical Signals and Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479388/acceleration-based-training-a-new-mode-of-training-in-senescent-rats-improving-performance-and-left-ventricular-and-muscle-functions
#17
Thierry Launay, Iman Momken, Serge Carreira, Nathalie Mougenot, Xian-Long Zhou, Leanne De Koning, Romain Niel, Bruno Riou, Véronique Billat, Sophie Besse
High intensity training (HIT) has been shown to improve maximal aerobic capacity and muscle protein synthesis but has not yet been investigated in senescent rats. We hypothesized that the change of speed (acceleration) during each bout of HIT acts as a stimulus responsible for the adaptations of the organism to exercise. Twenty two month-old (mo) rats (n=14) were subjected to a short acceleration protocol (20-30min) of exercise, comprising 3 independent bouts of acceleration and compared to an age-matched sedentary group (n=14)...
May 4, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473463/recessively-inherited-lrba-mutations-cause-autoimmunity-presenting-as-neonatal-diabetes
#18
Matthew B Johnson, Elisa De Franco, Hana Lango-Allen, Aisha Al Senani, Nancy Elbarbary, Zeynep Siklar, Merih Berberoglu, Zineb Imane, Alireza Haghighi, Irfan Ullah, Saif Alyaarubi, Daphne Gardner, Sian Ellard, Andrew T Hattersley, Sarah E Flanagan
Young-onset autoimmune diabetes associated with additional autoimmunity usually reflects a polygenic predisposition but rare cases result from monogenic autoimmunity. Diagnosing monogenic autoimmunity is crucial for patients' prognosis and clinical management. We sought to identify novel genetic causes of autoimmunity presenting with neonatal diabetes (NDM; diagnosis <6 months).We performed exome sequencing in a patient with NDM and autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome and his unrelated, unaffected parents and identified compound heterozygous null mutations in LRBA Biallelic LRBA mutations cause Common Variable Immunodeficiency-8, however NDM has not been confirmed in this disorder...
May 4, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472067/the-effect-of-current-schistosoma-mansoni-infection-on-the-immunogenicity-of-a-candidate-tb-vaccine-mva85a-in-bcg-vaccinated-adolescents-an-open-label-trial
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Anne Wajja, Dennison Kizito, Beatrice Nassanga, Angela Nalwoga, Joyce Kabagenyi, Simon Kimuda, Ronald Galiwango, Gertrude Mutonyi, Samantha Vermaak, Iman Satti, Jaco Verweij, Edridah Tukahebwa, Stephen Cose, Jonathan Levin, Pontiano Kaleebu, Alison M Elliott, Helen McShane
INTRODUCTION: Helminth infection may affect vaccine immunogenicity and efficacy. Adolescents, a target population for tuberculosis booster vaccines, often have a high helminth burden. We investigated effects of Schistosoma mansoni (Sm) on the immunogenicity and safety of MVA85A, a model candidate tuberculosis vaccine, in BCG-vaccinated Ugandan adolescents. METHODS: In this phase II open label trial we enrolled 36 healthy, previously BCG-vaccinated adolescents, 18 with no helminth infection detected, 18 with Sm only...
May 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470666/alcohol-use-disorders-and-immigration-up-to-the-third-generation-in-france-findings-from-a-39-617-subject-survey-in-the-general-population
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Benjamin Rolland, Pierre-Alexis Geoffroy, Baptiste Pignon, Imane Benradia, Hélène Font, Jean-Luc Roelandt, Ali Amad
BACKGROUND: In the United States, first-generation immigrants (FGIs) show lower prevalence rates of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) than the native population, although they experience more psychosocial risk factors. This epidemiological phenomenon is called an "immigrant paradox." No previous study has investigated whether immigrants also exhibit a reduced risk of AUDs in Europe. In a study of the general population in France, we have assessed the adjusted risk of AUDs between nonimmigrants and FGIs, second-generation immigrants (SGIs), and third-generation immigrants (TGIs)...
May 2, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
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