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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340401/a-nanopaper-based-artificial-tongue-a-ratiometric-fluorescent-sensor-array-on-bacterial-nanocellulose-for-chemical-discrimination-applications
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Samira Abbasi-Moayed, Hamed Golmohammadi, M Reza Hormozi-Nezhad
In the present study, a ratiometric fluorescent sensor array as an artificial tongue has been developed on a nanopaper platform for chemical discrimination applications. The bacterial cellulose (BC) nanopaper was utilized for the first time as a novel, flexible, and transparent substrate in the optical sensor arrays for developing high-performance artificial tongues. To fabricate this platform, the hydrophobic walls on the BC nanopaper substrates were successfully created using a laser printing technology. In addition, we have used the interesting photoluminescence (PL) properties of an immobilized ratiometric probe (carbon dot-Rhodamine B (CD-RhB) nanohybrids) on the nanopaper platform to improve the visual discrimination analysis...
January 17, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340286/cancer-imaging-phenomics-toolkit-quantitative-imaging-analytics-for-precision-diagnostics-and-predictive-modeling-of-clinical-outcome
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Christos Davatzikos, Saima Rathore, Spyridon Bakas, Sarthak Pati, Mark Bergman, Ratheesh Kalarot, Patmaa Sridharan, Aimilia Gastounioti, Nariman Jahani, Eric Cohen, Hamed Akbari, Birkan Tunc, Jimit Doshi, Drew Parker, Michael Hsieh, Aristeidis Sotiras, Hongming Li, Yangming Ou, Robert K Doot, Michel Bilello, Yong Fan, Russell T Shinohara, Paul Yushkevich, Ragini Verma, Despina Kontos
The growth of multiparametric imaging protocols has paved the way for quantitative imaging phenotypes that predict treatment response and clinical outcome, reflect underlying cancer molecular characteristics and spatiotemporal heterogeneity, and can guide personalized treatment planning. This growth has underlined the need for efficient quantitative analytics to derive high-dimensional imaging signatures of diagnostic and predictive value in this emerging era of integrated precision diagnostics. This paper presents cancer imaging phenomics toolkit (CaPTk), a new and dynamically growing software platform for analysis of radiographic images of cancer, currently focusing on brain, breast, and lung cancer...
January 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338914/prophylactic-antibiotics-following-radical-cystectomy-reduces-urinary-tract-infections-and-readmission-for-sepsis-from-a-urinary-source
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Ryan P Werntz, Ann Martinez-Acevedo, Hamed Amadi, Ryan Kopp, Jeffrey La Rochelle, Theresa Koppie, Christopher Amling, Kamran P Sajadi
INTRODUCTION: Urinary tract infections (UTI) and sepsis contribute significantly to the morbidity associated with cystectomy and urinary diversion in the first 30 days. We hypothesized that continuous antibiotic prophylaxis decreased UTIs in the first 30 days following radical cystectomy. METHODS: Patients with urothelial carcinoma of the bladder who underwent a radical cystectomy with urinary diversion for bladder cancer at Oregon Health and Science University from January 2014 to May 2015 were included in the study...
January 12, 2018: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338646/cognitive-determinants-of-cervical-cancer-screening-behavior-amongst-housewife-women-in-iran-an-application-of-health-belief-model
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Towhid Babazadeh, Haidar Nadrian, Hamed Rezakhani Moghaddam, Elaheh Ezzati, Reza Sarkhosh, Shahin Aghemiri
Our aim in this cross-sectional study was to assess the cognitive determinants of Cervical Cancer Screening Behavior (CCSB) among housewife women in Islamabad County, Iran. Through multistage random sampling we recruited and interviewed 280 housewife women. The women who perceived more benefits of performing the Pap test (OR = 1.11), and perceived fewer barriers (OR = 0.915), and higher self-efficacy to perform the test (OR = 1.12) were more likely to have a CCSB in the previous three years. Our findings are informative for the development of targeted interventions to foster CCSB among housewife women...
January 17, 2018: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337420/a-proinflammatory-response-of-bovine-endometrial-epithelial-cells-to-active-sperm-in-vitro
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Ahmed Essam Elweza, Mohamed Aboul Ezz, Tomas J Acosta, Anup K Talukder, Takashi Shimizu, Hiroyuki Hayakawa, Masayuki Shimada, Kazuhiko Imakawa, Ahmed Hamed Zaghloul, Akio Miyamoto
In the cow, cryopreserved semen is inseminated into the uterus, and most of sperm are removed by backflow and phagocytes. Nevertheless, the mechanism responsible for sperm phagocytosis is unclear. Here, we used cultured bovine uterine epithelial cells (BUECs) to investigate the uterine response to sperm and the mechanism that activates polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs). BUEC monolayers were co-cultured with different numbers of washed sperm obtained from cryopreserved semen (104 , 105 and 106 sperm/ml) for 3 h...
January 16, 2018: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337092/germline-brca-mutation-and-outcome-in-young-onset-breast-cancer-posh-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Ellen R Copson, Tom C Maishman, Will J Tapper, Ramsey I Cutress, Stephanie Greville-Heygate, Douglas G Altman, Bryony Eccles, Sue Gerty, Lorraine T Durcan, Louise Jones, D Gareth Evans, Alastair M Thompson, Paul Pharoah, Douglas F Easton, Alison M Dunning, Andrew Hanby, Sunil Lakhani, Ros Eeles, Fiona J Gilbert, Hisham Hamed, Shirley Hodgson, Peter Simmonds, Louise Stanton, Diana M Eccles
BACKGROUND: Retrospective studies provide conflicting interpretations of the effect of inherited genetic factors on the prognosis of patients with breast cancer. The primary aim of this study was to determine the effect of a germline BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation on breast cancer outcomes in patients with young-onset breast cancer. METHODS: We did a prospective cohort study of female patients recruited from 127 hospitals in the UK aged 40 years or younger at first diagnosis (by histological confirmation) of invasive breast cancer...
January 11, 2018: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336769/processes-of-health-care-delivery-education-and-provider-satisfaction-in-acute-care-surgery-a-systematic-review
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DeGirolamo Kristin, Patrick B Murphy, Karan D'Souza, Jacques X Zhang, Neil Parry, Elliott Haut, W Robert Leeper, Ken Leslie, Kelly N Vogt, S Morad Hameed
In recent years, significant workload, high acuity, and complexity of emergency general surgery conditions have led hospitals to replace the traditional on-call model with dedicated acute care surgery (ACS) service models. A systematic search of Ovid, EMBASE, and MEDLINE was undertaken to examine the impact of ACS services on health-care delivery processes and cost, education, and provider satisfaction. From 1827 papers, reviewers identified 22 studies that met inclusion criteria and subsequently used The Evidence-Based Practice for Improving Quality method and Newcastle-Ottawa Scale to score quality and level of evidence...
December 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336618/rheumatoid-arthritis-a-single-center-egyptian-experience
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B R Sakr, M M Elfishawi, M H ElArousy, A K Hatw, A N AbdulKarim, A B Tammam, A N Kotp, M E Hamed, I E Genedy, E D El Desouky, Z O Nawito
OBJECTIVE: Demonstration of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) characteristics in a large cohort of Egyptian patients. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of data of 3219 RA patients attending the Rheumatology outpatient clinic, Kasr Alainy Hospital, Cairo University; from January 1995 till December 2015. RESULTS: Mean age at disease onset was 36.1 ±13.4 years; 2774 (84%) were females and mean disease duration was 12.9 ±7.9 years. Regarding number of joint affected at disease onset; polyarticular pattern was found in 77...
January 16, 2018: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336372/effects-of-matricaria-chamomilla-extract-on-growth-and-maturation-of-isolated-mouse-ovarian-follicles-in-a-three-dimensional-culture-system
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Hamed Shoorei, Arash Khaki, Nava Ainehchi, Mohammad Mehdi Hassanzadeh Taheri, Moloud Tahmasebi, Giti Seyedghiasi, Ziba Ghoreishi, Majid Shokoohi, Amir Afshin Khaki, Sayed Haidar Abbas Raza
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to design and assess the effects of hydroalcoholic extract of Matricaria chamomilla (MC) on preantral follicle culture of mouse ovaries in a three-dimensional culture system. METHODS: Isolated preantral follicles were randomly divided into three main groups: the control group containing 10% fetal bovine serum without MC extract (G1), the first experimental group supplemented with 25 μg/ml hydroalcoholic extract of chamomile (G2), and the second experimental group supplemented with 50 μg/ml hydroalcoholic extract of chamomile (G3)...
January 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335674/noble-metal-nanoparticles-in-biosensors-recent-studies-and-applications
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Hedieh Malekzad, Parham Sahandi Zangabad, Hamed Mirshekari, Mahdi Karimi, Michael R Hamblin
The aim of this review is to cover advances in noble metal nanoparticle (MNP)-based biosensors and to outline the principles and main functions of MNPs in different classes of biosensors according to the transduction methods employed. The important biorecognition elements are enzymes, antibodies, aptamers, DNA sequences, and whole cells. The main readouts are electrochemical (amperometric and voltametric), optical (surface plasmon resonance, colorimetric, chemiluminescence, photoelectrochemical, etc.) and piezoelectric...
June 27, 2017: Nanotechnology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335554/stability-of-the-human-faecal-microbiome-in-a-cohort-of-adult-men
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Raaj S Mehta, Galeb S Abu-Ali, David A Drew, Jason Lloyd-Price, Ayshwarya Subramanian, Paul Lochhead, Amit D Joshi, Kerry L Ivey, Hamed Khalili, Gordon T Brown, Casey DuLong, Mingyang Song, Long H Nguyen, Himel Mallick, Eric B Rimm, Jacques Izard, Curtis Huttenhower, Andrew T Chan
Characterizing the stability of the gut microbiome is important to exploit it as a therapeutic target and diagnostic biomarker. We metagenomically and metatranscriptomically sequenced the faecal microbiomes of 308 participants in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. Participants provided four stool samples-one pair collected 24-72 h apart and a second pair ~6 months later. Within-person taxonomic and functional variation was consistently lower than between-person variation over time. In contrast, metatranscriptomic profiles were comparably variable within and between subjects due to higher within-subject longitudinal variation...
January 15, 2018: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335217/synthesis-and-characterisation-of-calix-4-arene-based-bis-triazole-bis-hexahydroquinoline-probing-highly-selective-fluorescence-quenching-towards-mercury-hg2-analyte
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Burhan Khan, Abdul Hameed, Aaliya Minhaz, Muhammad Raza Shah
In the present study, we are reporting the synthesis of a triazoles incorporated fluorescent hexahydroquinoline appended calix[4]arene 7 and its highly selective optical recognition ability towards Hg2+. The optical sensor 7 was synthesized via two different synthetic pathways and unambiguously characterized by mass spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy. The stoichiometric ratio between 7 and Hg2+ was determined as 1:1 based on Job's plot and ESI-MS analysis. The chemosensor 7 selectively recognized Hg2+ in the presence of competitive cations such as Cu2+, Cu1+, Co3+, Ni2+, Ag1+, Fe2+, Fe3+, Cr3+, Pb2+, Cd2+, Zn2+, Sn2+, Ti4+, Sb3+, In3+, Ba2+, Ca2+, and K1+...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335191/effects-of-alumina-nanoparticles-on-the-microstructure-strength-and-wear-resistance-of-poly-methyl-methacrylate-based-nanocomposites-prepared-by-friction-stir-processing
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Hamed Aghajani Derazkola, Abdolreza Simchi
In this study, alumina-reinforced poly(methyl methacrylate) nanocomposites (PMMA/Al2O3) containing up to 20vol% nanoparticles with an average diameter of 50nm were prepared by friction stir processing. The effects of nanoparticle volume fraction on the microstructural features and mechanical properties of PMMA were studied. It is shown that by using a frustum pin tool and employing an appropriate processing condition, i.e. a rotational speed of 1600rpm/min and transverse velocity of 120mm/min, defect free nanocomposites at microscale with fine distribution of the nanoparticles can successfully been prepared...
January 10, 2018: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333665/clinical-and-metabolic-effects-associated-with-weight-changes-and-obeticholic-acid-in-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis
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B Hameed, N A Terrault, R M Gill, R Loomba, N Chalasani, J H Hoofnagle, M L Van Natta
BACKGROUND: In a 72-week, randomised controlled trial of obeticholic acid (OCA) in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), OCA was superior to placebo in improving serum ALT levels and liver histology. OCA therapy also reduced weight. AIMS: Because weight loss by itself can improve histology, to perform a post hoc analysis of the effects of weight loss and OCA treatment in improving clinical and metabolic features of NASH. METHODS: The analysis was limited to the 200 patients with baseline and end-of-treatment liver biopsies...
January 14, 2018: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333662/serum-levels-of-psoriasin-s100a7-and-koebnerisin-s100a15-as-potential-markers-of-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-psoriasis
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S M Awad, D A Attallah, R H Salama, A M Mahran, E Abu El-Hamed
BACKGROUND: Psoriasin (S100A7) and koebnerisin (S100A15) are proinflammatory proteins upregulated in psoriasis, but their relation to atherosclerosis remains unclear. AIM: To evaluate the role of serum psoriasin and koebnerisin as possible markers for subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with psoriasis. METHODS: Serum levels of psoriasin and koebnerisin were measured by ELISA in 45 patients with psoriasis and in 45 healthy controls (HCs)...
January 14, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333369/assessment-of-the-anterior-loop-of-the-inferior-alveolar-nerve-via-cone-beam-computed-tomography
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Baratollah Shaban, Amin Khajavi, Nasim Khaki, Yones Mohiti, Tahere Mehri, Hamed Kermani
Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate different anatomical variants of the anterior loop of the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) via cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). Materials and Methods: CBCT images of 71 patients (36 males and 35 females) were evaluated. We used the classification described by Solar for IAN evaluation. In this classification, three different types of IAN loops were introduced prior to emerging from the mental foramen. We classified patients according to this system and introduced a new, fourth type...
December 2017: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332271/biodegradation-of-plastics-current-scenario-and-future-prospects-for-environmental-safety
#17
Temoor Ahmed, Muhammad Shahid, Farrukh Azeem, Ijaz Rasul, Asad Ali Shah, Muhammad Noman, Amir Hameed, Natasha Manzoor, Irfan Manzoor, Sher Muhammad
Plastic is a general term used for a wide range of high molecular weight organic polymers obtained mostly from the various hydrocarbon and petroleum derivatives. There is an ever-increasing trend towards the production and consumption of plastics due to their extensive industrial and domestic applications. However, a wide spectrum of these polymers is non-biodegradable with few exceptions. The extensive use of plastics, lack of waste management, and casual community behavior towards their proper disposal pose a significant threat to the environment...
January 13, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332116/applying-preventive-measures-leading-to-significant-reduction-of-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections-in-adult-intensive-care-unit
#18
Fahad M Al-Hameed, Gulam R Ahmed, Asim A AlSaedi, Muhammad J Bhutta, Faisal F Al-Hameed, Majid M AlShamrani
To determine the impact of applying the best available clinical evidence on the preventive measures to reduce the rate of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) in adult intensive care units (ICU).     Methods:  Data were collected from adult ICUs (28 beds) from 2008 to 2016. The proper use of silicon catheter, aseptic insertion technique, emptying bag three-fourth via close circuit, the use of appropriate size catheter, securing the draining tube on the thigh to keep catheter bag below patient's bladder level and removal of the catheter as early as possible were ensured in all patients...
January 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331419/the-therapeutic-potential-of-human-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-producing-cxcl10-in-a-mouse-melanoma-lung-metastasis-model
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Hamed Mirzaei, Hossein Salehi, Reza Kazemi Oskuee, Ali Mohammadpour, Hamid Reza Mirzaei, Mohammad Reza Sharifi, Reza Salarinia, Hossein Yousofi Darani, Mojgan Mokhtari, Aria Masoudifar, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Rasoul Salehi, Mahmoud Reza Jaafari
Interferon γ-induced protein 10 kDa (IP-10) is a potent chemoattractant and has been suggested to enhance antitumor activity and mediate tumor regression through multiple mechanisms of action. Multiple lines of evidence have indicated that genetically-modified adult stem cells represent a potential source for cell-based cancer therapy. In the current study, we assessed therapeutic potential of human adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells (hADSC) genetically-modified to express IP-10 for the treatment of lung metastasis in an immunocompetent mouse model of metastatic melanoma...
January 10, 2018: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330726/ultra-deep-genomic-sequencing-of-hcv-ns5a-resistance-associated-substitutions-in-hcv-hiv-coinfected-patients
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Enass A Abdel-Hameed, Susan D Rouster, Ceejay L Boyce, Xiang Zhang, Jacek Biesiada, Mario Medvedovic, Kenneth E Sherman
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The prevalence of naturally occurring HCV-NS5A resistance-associated substitutions (RAS) to DAA drugs might affect the response to treatment in HCV/HIV coinfected subjects. There are limited data on the frequency of HCV-NS5A naturally occurring drug-RAS at baseline in HCV/HIV coinfected patients when ultra-deep sequencing methodologies are applied. METHODS: HCV-NS5A-RAS were evaluated among 25 subjects in each group. Patients were matched by age, gender, and hepatic fibrosis stage category to control for selection bias...
January 12, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
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