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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145572/difference-in-clinical-course-genetics-and-the-microbiome-between-familial-and-sporadic-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
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Nienke Z Borren, Grace Conway, John J Garber, Hamed Khalili, Shrish Budree, Himel Mallick, Vijay Yajnik, Ramnik J Xavier, Ashwin N Ananthakrishnan
Objective: Family history is the strongest risk factor for developing Crohn's disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC). We investigated whether the proximity of relationship with the affected relative and concordance for type of IBD modifies the effect of family history on phenotype and disease severity. Design: This cross-sectional study included patients with a confirmed diagnosis of IBD in a clinical registry. Family history of IBD was assessed by a questionnaire ascertaining presence of disease in a 1 st degree, 2 nd degree or a distant relative...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145152/possible-role-of-arthrospira-platensis-in-reversing-oxidative-stress-mediated-liver-damage-in-rats-exposed-to-lead
#2
Samah R Khalil, Walaa M Elhady, Yaser H A Elewa, Noura E Abd El-Hameed, Sozan A Ali
Environmental pollutants, particularly metallic elements, mobilized and released into the environment, eventually accumulate in the food chain and thus pose a serious threat to human and animal health. In the present study, the role of Arthrospira (Spirulina platensis; SP) as a protector against oxidative stress-mediated liver damage induced by an exposure to lead acetate (LA; as a metallic pollutant) was assessed. To achieve this aim, rats were orally administered with 300 mg/kg bw SP for 15 days, before and concurrently with an intraperitoneal injection of 50 mg/kg bw LA (6 injections throughout 15 days)...
November 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145127/effect-of-lipid-free-microalgal-biomass-and-waste-glycerol-on-growth-and-lipid-production-of-scenedesmus-obliquus-innovative-waste-recycling-for-extraordinary-lipid-production
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Abd El-Fatah Abomohra, Hamed Eladel, Mohamed El-Esawi, Shuang Wang, Qian Wang, Zhixia He, Yongqiang Feng, Hao Shang, Dieter Hanelt
In the present work, a novel approach of using growth medium with different substitutions of lipid-free algal hydrolysate (LFAH, 0, 5, 10 and 15%) and/or waste glycerol (WG, 0, 5, 10 and 20 g L(-1)) for enhanced biodiesel production from Scenedesmus obliquus was studied. Combination of different concentrations of WG with 15% LFAH showed the maximum significant biomass productivity, which represented 27.4, 30.5 and 28.9% over the control at combined 5, 10 and 20 g L(-1) WG, respectively. The combinations of different LFAH with 20 g L(-1) WG showed the maximum significant lipid accumulation, where lipid productivity showed its maximum significant value of 59...
November 4, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143901/combined-vertebral-augmentation-and-radiofrequency-ablation-in-the-management-of-spinal-metastases-an-update
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Ning Mao Kam, Julian Maingard, Hong Kuan Kok, Dinesh Ranatunga, Duncan Brooks, William C Torreggiani, Peter L Munk, Michael J Lee, Ronil V Chandra, Hamed Asadi
Spinal metastases are the most commonly encountered tumour of the spine, occurring in up to 40% of patients with cancer. Each year, approximately 5% of cancer patients will develop spinal metastases. This number is expected to increase as the life expectancy of cancer patients increases. Patients with spinal metastases experience severe and frequently debilitating pain, which often decreases their remaining quality of life. With a median survival of less than 1 year, the goals of treatment in spinal metastases are reducing pain, improving or maintaining level of function and providing mechanical stability...
November 16, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143792/polyphosphates-as-inhibitors-for-poly-vinyl-chloride-photodegradation
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Dina S Ahmed, Gamal A El-Hiti, Emad Yousif, Ayad S Hameed
Three polyphosphates were used as inhibitors for poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) photodegradation. The polyphosphates were added to PVC at a concentration of 0.5% by weight. The PVC films (40 µm thickness) were irradiated at room temperature with ultraviolet (UV) light for up to 300 h. The changes in PVC films after irradiation were monitored by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, weight loss, viscosity-average molecular weight determination, and atomic force microscopy. These changes were very noticeable in the blank PVC films compared to the ones obtained when additives were used...
October 28, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142828/metabolic-engineering-of-ustilago-trichophora-tz1-for-improved-malic-acid-production
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Thiemo Zambanini, Hamed Hosseinpour Tehrani, Elena Geiser, Christiane K Sonntag, Joerg M Buescher, Guido Meurer, Nick Wierckx, Lars M Blank
Ustilago trichophora RK089 has been found recently as a good natural malic acid producer from glycerol. This strain has previously undergone adaptive laboratory evolution for enhanced substrate uptake rate resulting in the strain U. trichophora TZ1. Medium optimization and investigation of process parameters enabled titers and rates that are able to compete with those of organisms overexpressing major parts of the underlying metabolic pathways. Metabolic engineering can likely further increase the efficiency of malate production by this organism, provided that basic genetic tools and methods can be established for this rarely used and relatively obscure species...
June 2017: Metabolic Engineering Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142392/quantitative-analysis-of-benzyl-isothiocyanate-in-salvadora-persica-extract-and-dental-care-herbal-formulations-using-reversed-phase-c18-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-method
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Maged Saad Abdel-Kader, Y T Kamal, Prawez Alam, Mohammed Hamed Alqarni, Ahmed Ibrahim Foudah
Context: Benzyl isothiocyanate is the active antimicrobial agent in Salvadora persica (siwak) widely used in Islamic countries for oral hygiene. Aims: Quantification of benzyl isothiocyanate in the ethanol extract of S. persica and some dental care herbal formulations labeled to contain siwak. Settings and Design: Simple and sensitive high-performance liquid chromatography method was designed. Subjects and Methods: Separation was achieved on reverse phase C18 (250 mm × 4...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138873/effects-of-cognitive-load-on-the-amount-and-temporal-structure-of-postural-sway-variability-in-stroke-survivors
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Hajar Mehdizadeh, Kinda Khalaf, Hamed Ghomashchi, Ghorban Taghizadeh, Ismaeil Ebrahimi, Parvaneh Taghavi Azar Sharabiani, Seyed Javad Mousavi, Mohamad Parnianpour
This study aimed to investigate the variability in postural sway patterns during quiet standing in stroke survivors. The postural sway was measured in 19 stroke survivors, as well as 19 healthy demographically matched participants, at 3 levels of postural difficulty (rigid surface with closed and open eyes, and foam surface with closed eyes), and 3 levels of cognitive difficulty (without a cognitive task, easy and difficult cognitive tasks). Both linear analyses (the amount of postural sway variability, including the standard deviation of the COP velocity in both the anteroposterior (AP) and mediolateral (ML) directions), as well as non-linear analyses [the temporal structure of the COP variability, including % Recurrence, % Determinism, Shannon Entropy, Trend and the maximum diagonal line (D max)] were employed...
November 14, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137997/alginic-acid-a-mild-and-renewable-bifunctional-heterogeneous-biopolymeric-organocatalyst-for-efficient-and-facile-synthesis-of-polyhydroquinolines
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Mohammad G Dekamin, Zahra Karimi, Zahra Latifidoost, Siamand Ilkhanizadeh, Hamed Daemi, M Reza Naimi-Jamal, Mehdi Barikani
Alginic acid, a widely used naturally occurring carbohydrate which is generally derived from brown seaweeds, can be considered as a bifunctional heterogeneous and green biopolymeric organocatalyst. Alginic acid, without any post-modification with active Bronsted or Lewis acid centers, was found to be a highly active, cost-effective, commercially-available, renewable and recoverable heterogeneous biopolymeric organocatalyst for the expeditious synthesis of polyhydroquinolines (PHQs). Polyhydroquinolines were synthesized from the four-component Hantzsch reaction of ethyl acetoacetate, different aldehydes, ammonium acetate and cyclic 1,3-diones under mild conditions in high to quantitative yields, 75-97%, using alginic acid...
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135618/pathway-for-the-management-of-hyperglycemia-in-the-cardiac-care-unit
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Seyed Hamed Hosseini Dehkordi, Jeanine Albu, Emad F Aziz, Eyal Herzog
Inpatient hyperglycemia has been associated with increased morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients. Optimal control of blood glucose (BG) levels using insulin infusion protocols has been shown to improve clinical outcomes. Protocols have been developed to prescribe a safe and effective rate of insulin infusion for optimal control of BG levels; however, a major obstacle in their implementation is their complexity. We have revised and updated our previously published pathway for the management of hyperglycemia, which introduces the "wheel" concept for insulin dosing...
December 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134684/enhanced-radiosensitization-of-enzalutamide-via-schedule-dependent-administration-to-androgen-sensitive-prostate-cancer-cells
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Maryam Ghashghaei, Miltiadis Paliouras, Mitra Heravi, Hamed Bekerat, Mark Trifiro, Tamim M Niazi, Thierry Muanza
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer (PCa) is a progressive disease and the most diagnosed cancer in men. The current standard of care for high-risk localized PCa is a combination of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and radiation (XRT). The majority of these patients however become resistant due to incomplete responses to ADT as a result of selective cells maintaining androgen receptor (AR) activity. Improvement can be made if increasing radiosensitivity is realized. Therefore, the aim of this study is to investigate the efficacy of the next-generation PCa drug Enzalutamide (ENZA), as a radiosensitizer in XRT therapy...
November 14, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134283/investigation-of-the-relation-between-bone-mass-density-and-serum-preptin-levels-in-pre-and-postmenopausal-women
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Saeed Nazari Soltan Aahmad, Sajjad Nourollahi, Faranak Kazerouni, Nahid Kianmehr, Hamed Hajipour, Davoud Sanajou, Vahid Hosseini
Preptin is a peptide hormone co-secreted with insulin and amylin from pancreatic β cells. It has been demonstrated to have osteogenic effects both in vitro and in vivo. In the present study, serum preptin levels were measured in pre- and postmenopausal women with similar body mass indexes (BMIs) to elucidate its link with bone mineral density (BMD). Sixty women (30 premenopausal and 30 postmenopausal) with low bone mineral density were studied. The BMD scores, serum preptin levels and serum estradiol levels were measured...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132914/comparison-of-cyclopentolate-versus-tropicamide-cycloplegia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Negareh Yazdani, Ramin Sadeghi, Hamed Momeni-Moghaddam, Leili Zarifmahmoudi, Asieh Ehsaei
PURPOSE: The aim of the present meta-analysis is to compare the efficacy of cyclopentolate and tropicamide in controlling accommodation during refraction. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was performed in PubMed, Scopus, Science direct and Ovid databases by the key words: "tropicamide"; "cyclopentolate"; "cycloplegia" and "cycloplegic" from inception to April 2016. Methodological quality of the literature was evaluated according to the Oxford Center for Evidence Based Medicine and modified Newcastle-Ottawa scale...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132489/auto-amputated-ovary-presenting-as-abdominal-mass-in-an-infant
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Naeem Liaqat, Sajid Hameed Dar, Asif Sandhu, Nayyar Iqbal, Ejaz Ahmed, Sajid Iqbal Nayyar
Among female infants, a mass in the abdomen carries a large number of differential diagnoses. Arelatively uncommon condition is ovarian cyst, which may be encountered among such patients. Even more rare condition is auto-amputation of ovary. We herein, present a case of a female infant who presented as abdominal mass and turned out to be autoamputation of right ovary attached to mesentery of intestine. It was excised successfully and the patient is doing well at 3 years follow-up.
November 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132479/current-trends-of-antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-typhoidal-salmonellae-isolated-at-tertiary-care-hospital
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Nadia Midhat Zehra, Fatima Irfan, Irfan Ali Mirza, Anam Imtiaz, Saman Nadeem, Fatima Hameed
OBJECTIVE: To determine the current trend of antimicrobial susceptibility of typhoidal Salmonellae. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive cross-sectional study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: The study was carried out in the Department of Microbiology, PNS Shifa Hospital, Karachi, from January 2014 to December 2015. METHODOLOGY: Blood culture samples received from the wards and outpatient departments were included. Isolates of Salmonella were dealt with standard microbiological procedures...
November 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130891/nonlinear-modeling-of-crystal-system-transition-of-black-phosphorus-using-continuum-dft-model
#16
AliReza Setoodeh, Hamed Farahmand
In this paper, nonlinear behavior of black phosphorus crystals is investigated in tandem with dispersion corrected density functional theory (DFT-D) analysis under uniaxial loading. According to the distinguished anisotropic behavior of black phosphorus due to its morphological anisotropy, a hyperelastic anisotropic (HA) model named continuum-DFT is established to predict nonlinear behavior of the material. In this respect, uniaxial tensile Cauchy stresses are employed on both the DFT-D and HA models along zig-zag direction...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129690/monoterpenoid-perillyl-alcohol-impairs-metabolic-flexibility-of-candida-albicans-by-inhibiting-glyoxylate-cycle
#17
Moiz A Ansari, Zeeshan Fatima, Kamal Ahmad, Saif Hameed
The metabolic pathway such as glyoxylate cycle (GC) enables Candida albicans, to survive under glucose deficient conditions prevalent in the hostile niche. Thus its key enzymes (Isocitrate lyase; ICL and malate synthase; MLS) represent attractive targets against C. albicans. We have previously reported the antifungal potential of a natural monoterpenoid perillyl alcohol (PA). The present study uncovers additional role of PA as a potent GC inhibitor. We explored that PA phenocopied ICL1 deletion mutant and were hypersensitive under low carbon utilizing conditions...
November 9, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129527/identification-of-measles-virus-genotype-b3-associated-with-outbreaks-in-islamabad-pakistan-2013-2015
#18
Syed Sohail Zahoor Zaidi, Abdul Hameed, Muhammad Suleman Rana, Muhammad Masroor Alam, Massab Umair, Uzma Bashir Aamir, Maqbool Hussain, Salmaan Sharif, Shahzad Shaukat, Mehar Angez, Adnan Khurshid
BACKGROUND: Measles virus infection remains a significant cause of childhood mortality and morbidity despite continued global efforts and the availability of a safe and effective vaccine. Molecular analysis of indigenous measles viruses could provide critical information on outbreak linkages and transmission pathways that can aid the implementation of appropriate control programs in Pakistan. METHODS: Blood samples and throat swabs were collected from subjects suspected with measles in Islamabad, Pakistan from 2013 to 2015...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127488/the-influence-of-synthesis-parameters-on-vertically-aligned-cnt-sheets-empirical-modeling-and-process-optimization-using-response-surface-methodology
#19
Seyed Mohsen Hosseini, Vahid Pirouzfar, Hamed Azami
In the present work, vertically aligned carbon nanotube (VA-CNT) sheets were synthesized via pyrolysis of polybenzimidazole (PBI)-Kapton inside the pores of anodized aluminum oxide (AAO). The synthesized VA-CNT sheets were then evaluated for the desalination of salty water. The results indicated that the VA-CNT sheets were effective for application as an adsorbent for desalination of salty water due to their high adsorption capacity, with no loss of CNTs in the treated water. This study explored the impact of operating time and temperature on liquid adsorption performance through optimization and modeling methods...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Membrane Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125195/molecular-dynamics-simulation-of-liquid-water-and-ice-nanoclusters-using-a-new-effective-hfd-like-model
#20
Mohsen Abbaspour, Hamed Akbarzadeh, Sirous Salemi, Khodanazar Pirfalak
We have determined a new two-body interaction potential of water by the inversion of viscosity collision integrals of water vapor and fitted to achieve the Hartree-fock dispersion-like (HFD-like) potential function. The calculated two-body potential generates the thermal conductivity, viscosity, and self-diffusion coefficient of water vapor in an excellent accordance with experimental data at wide temperature ranges. We have also used a new many-body potential as a function of temperature and density with the HFD-like pair-potential of water to improve the two-body properties better than the SPC, SPC/E, TIP3P, and TIP4P models...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Computational Chemistry
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