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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749114/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-hematological-malignancies-admitted-for-intensive-care-a-single-centre-experience
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Shafaq Maqsood, Farhana Badar, Abdul Hameed
Background and Purpose: Patients with hematological malignancies admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) generally have a high mortality rate. The aim of our study was to assess the characteristics and outcomes of such patients and to identify factors predicting ICU mortality. Material and Methods: This retrospective chart review was conducted in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre over a period of 5 years, from January 2010 to January 2015. Results: Characteristics :A total of 213 patients were included in this study...
July 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747487/plasma-f2-isoprostanes-are-positively-associated-with-glycemic-load-but-inversely-associated-with-dietary-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-and-insoluble-fiber-in-postmenopausal-women
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Andrea Y Arikawa, Hamed Samavat, Myron Gross, Mindy S Kurzer
Background: Dietary factors, such as antioxidant nutrients, contribute significantly to the maintenance of an appropriate balance between antioxidant defense and free radical production in the body.Objective: The objective of this study was to examine the relation between oxidative stress as assessed by plasma F2-isoprostane (IsoP) concentration, glycemic load (GL), glycemic index (GI), intake of antioxidant nutrients, dietary fiber, and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs).Methods: This study was a cross-sectional secondary analysis of baseline data collected from a random sample of 269 postmenopausal women participating in the Minnesota Green Tea Trial...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745908/the-historical-background-of-plaster-cast
#3
Modjtaba Raoufi, Hamed Abedtash, Abdolali Mohagheghzadeh
The pivotal role of plaster of Paris (POP) cast as an immobilization tool to promote healing in complex and/or other types of fractures is irrefutable. We clearly know that Antonius Mathysen extensively applied plaster cast during Crimea and/or other wars and reportedly saved thousands of lives. However, the exact origin of using POP in orthopedic cast is yet to be clear. In his famous report from Bandar-e Rig, a city in Iran, William Eton paved the way for the conclusion that POP cast might have originated from the Persian Empire...
July 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745216/insights-in-developmental-coordination-disorder
#4
Marie Farmer, Bernard Echenne, Regen Drouin, M Hamed Bentourkia
BACKGROUND: Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a neurological impairment occurring in nearly 6% of general population, and sometimes mimics other developmental disorders like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or, in the most severe cases, intellectual deficiency. OBJECTIVE: We propose in this review a contribution on this matter in order to provide better insights in DCD including clinical symptoms and pathophysiological explanations that would identify this entity from others...
July 26, 2017: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744304/corrigendum-to-automatic-characterization-of-the-physiological-condition-of-the-carotid-artery-in-2d-ultrasound-image-sequences-using-spatiotemporal-and-spatiospectral-2d-maps
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Hamed Hamid Muhammed, Jimmy C Azar
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2017: International Journal of Biomedical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743976/nano-plasmonic-near-field-phase-matching-of-attosecond-pulses
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Tahir Shaaran, Rana Nicolas, Bianca Iwan, Milutin Kovacev, Hamed Merdji
Nano-structures excited by light can enhance locally the electric field when tuned to plasmonic resonances. This phenomenon can be used to boost non-linear processes such as harmonic generation in crystals or in gases, Raman excitation, and four wave mixing. Here we present a theoretical investigation of the near-field phase matching of attosecond pulses emitted by high-order harmonic generation (HHG) of an atom immersed in a multi-cycle femtosecond infrared laser field and a spatially inhomogeneous plasmonic field...
July 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743244/non-adherence-to-medication-regimens-among-older-african-american-adults
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Mohsen Bazargan, James Smith, Hamed Yazdanshenas, Masoud Movassaghi, David Martins, Gail Orum
BACKGROUND: Despite concerns about racial differences on adherence to prescribed medication rigimens among older adults, current information about nonadherence among underserved elderly African Americans with co-morbidities is limited. This study examines the association between adherence to drug regimens and an array of medication-related factors, including polypharmacy, medication regimen complexity, use of Potentially Inappropriate Medications (PIM), and knowledge about the therapeutic purpose and instructions of medication use...
July 25, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742631/vestibular-function-in-adults-with-epilepsy-of-unknown-etiology
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Sherifa A Hamed, Amal M Tohamy, Amira M Oseilly
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate vestibular function in adults with chronic epilepsy of unknown etiology in the inter-ictal period. BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is a chronic medical disorder. Life-long therapy may be required in one-third of patients. Epilepsy is associated with comorbid somatic conditions which impairs patients' quality of life. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 28 with generalized tonic clonic (GTC) convulsions and 14 and 3 with temporal (TLE) and frontal lobe (FLE) epilepsies with secondary generalization (all were on regular carbamazepine therapy) and 40 healthy control subjects...
July 24, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742531/variable-volume-kinetic-model-to-estimate-absolute-blood-volume-in-patients-on-dialysis-using-dialysate-dilution
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Hamed Samandari, Daniel Schneditz, Michael J Germain, Joseph Horowitz, Christopher V Hollot, Yossi Chait
Long- and short-term adverse outcomes in hemodialysis (HD) have been associated with intradialytic hypotension, a common HD complication and significant cause of morbidity. It has been suggested that knowledge of absolute blood volume (ABV) could be used to significantly improve treatment outcomes. Different dilution-based protocols have been proposed for estimating ABV, all relying on the classic mono-exponential back-extrapolation algorithm (BEXP). In this paper, we introduce a dialysate dilution protocol and an estimation algorithm based on a variable-volume, two-compartment, intravascular blood water content kinetic model (VVKM)...
July 24, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742387/vitamin-d-loaded-nanostructured-lipid-carrier-nlc-a-new-strategy-for-enhancing-efficacy-of-doxorubicin-in-breast-cancer-treatment
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Mehdi Sabzichi, Jamal Mohammadian, Maryam Mohammadi, Farhad Jahanfar, Ali Akbar Movassagh Pour, Hamed Hamishehkar, Alireza Ostad-Rahimi
The dangerous dose-dependent side effects of anticancer agents triggered the finding of new approaches for elevated chemotherapy efficacy. This study investigated the potential application of nanostructured lipid careers (NLCs) in increasing vitamin D3 (VitD) effectiveness in breast cancer cell (MCF-7) in concurrent administration with doxorubicin (Dox). VitD-loaded NLCs were characterized by particle size, zeta potential, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and scanning electron microscope. Cytotoxicity and molecular effects of formulation were evaluated by MTT, DAPI staining, flow cytometry, and real-time quantitative PCR assays...
July 25, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740595/imaging-guided-percutaneous-interventions-in-hepatic-dome-lesions-tips-and-tricks
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REVIEW
Avinash Kambadakone, Vinit Baliyan, Hamed Kordbacheh, Raul N Uppot, Ashraf Thabet, Debra A Gervais, Ronald S Arellano
Percutaneous hepatic interventions are generally safe given the fact that liver closely abuts the abdominal wall and hence it is easily accessible. However, the superior portion of liver, adjacent to the diaphragm, commonly referred as the "hepatic dome", presents unique challenges for interventionists. Percutaneous access to the hepatic dome may be restricted by anatomical factors and special considerations may be required to avoid injury to the surrounding organs. The purpose of this review article is to discuss certain specific maneuvers and techniques that can enhance the success and safety of interventions in the hepatic dome...
July 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738538/diosmin-improved-cognitive-deficit-and-amplified-brain-electrical-activity-in-the-rat-model-of-traumatic-brain-injury
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Mohammad Ali Mirshekar, Hamed Fanaei, Fereshteh Keikhaei, Fatemeh Sargolzaee Javan
OBJECTIVE: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the main causes of intellectual and cognitive disabilities in humans. Clinically, it is essential to limit the progress of cognitive impairment after TBI. It is reported that diosmin has a neuroprotective effect that can limit the progress of the impairment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of diosmin on neurological score, memory, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) level and long-term potentiation in hippocampal dentate gyrus after the injury...
July 20, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736442/family-history-of-type-2-diabetes-abdominal-adipocyte-size-and-markers-of-the-metabolic-syndrome
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P Anthanont, P Ramos, M D Jensen, K C Hames
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: A major risk factor of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a positive family history of diabetes. First degree relatives (FDR) of patients with T2DM are more insulin resistant and are reported to have larger abdominal subcutaneous adipocytes than adults without a family history. Our objectives were to assess whether a family history of T2DM is associated with larger abdominal adipocytes independent of age, sex, and abdominal subcutaneous fat and to assess whether FDR of T2DM is also independently related to femoral adipocyte size, as well as visceral fat and fasting plasma triglyceride (TG) concentrations...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736010/predictors-of-mortality-in-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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S Elkholy, S Mogawer, A Hosny, M El-Shazli, U M Al-Jarhi, S Abdel-Hamed, A Salah, N El-Garem, A Sholkamy, M El-Amir, M S Abdel-Aziz, A Mukhtar, A El-Sharawy, A Nabil
BACKGROUND: Egypt has the highest prevalence of the world hepatitis C virus (HCV) load. Hence, the problem of end-stage liver disease (ESLD) is considered a huge burden on the community. Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is the only source of donation in Egypt till now. Survival rates had shown significant improvement in the past decades. This study provides analysis of the mortality rates and possible predictors of mortality following LDLT. It also aids in developing a practical and easy-to-apply risk index for prediction of early mortality...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735877/dose-comparison-between-tg-43-based-calculations-and-radiochromic-film-measurements-of-the-freiburg-flap-applicator-used-for-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-treatments-of-skin-lesions
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Saad Aldelaijan, Hamed Bekerat, Ivan Buzurovic, Phillip Devlin, Francois DeBlois, Jan Seuntjens, Slobodan Devic
PURPOSE: Current high-dose-rate brachytherapy skin treatments with the Freiburg flap (FF) applicator are planned with treatment planning systems based on the American Association of Physicists in Medicine TG-43 data sets, which assume full backscatter conditions in dose calculations. The aim of this work is to describe an experimental method based on radiochromic film dosimetry to evaluate dose calculation accuracy during surface treatments with the FF applicator at different depths and bolus thicknesses...
July 20, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735499/an-evaluation-of-the-reliability-of-the-characterization-of-the-porous-structure-of-activated-carbons-based-on-incomplete-nitrogen-adsorption-isotherms
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Mirosław Kwiatkowski, Bassim H Hameed
The paper presents the results of research devoted to reliability evaluation of the analysis of results of the porous structure of activated carbons based on incomplete nitrogen adsorption isotherms using the BET, t-plot, and NLDFT methods, as well as the LBET method comprising the unique numerical fast multivariant procedure of adsorption system identification. The research involved the application of the nitrogen adsorption isotherms obtained for five samples of activated carbons produced from waste materials of organic origin by way of chemical activation with potassium hydroxide, sodium hydroxide, and potassium carbonate with the use of microwave heating...
August 2017: Journal of Molecular Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735047/sesamol-exhibits-potent-antimycobacterial-activity-underlying-mechanisms-and-impact-on-virulence-traits
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Sandeep Hans, Sharda Sharma, Saif Hameed, Zeeshan Fatima
OBJECTIVES: Novel strategies to overcome multidrug resistance (MDR) in Tuberculosis (TB) still remain a concern. Usage of natural compounds nowadays to surmount the increasing burden of MDR-TB has shown promising results. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antimycobacterial potential of sesamol (Ses) a natural phenolic compound against Mycobacterium smegmatis, a surrogate for MTB and its underlying mechanism of action along with its effect on mycobacterial virulence traits. METHODS: Cell surface phenotypes were estimated microscopically and spectrophotometrically respectively...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734929/aripiprazole-prevents-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats-probably-through-nitric-oxide-involvement
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Hanieh Gholampour, Leila Moezi, Hamed Shafaroodi
Renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury is strongly related to morbidity and mortality. Oxidative stress, inflammation, and apoptosis play key roles in renal dysfunction following renal I/R. Aripiprazole is an atypical antipsychotic which used for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Recent studies have reported aripiprazole as displaying certain anti-inflammatory effects. Regarding the underlying mechanisms of renal ischemia-reperfusion, therefore, nephroprotective effects might be predicted to be seen with aripiprazole...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734125/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-cold-in-situ-perfusion-and-preservation-of-the-hepatic-allograft-working-towards-a-unified-approach
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REVIEW
Ahmer M Hameed, Jerome M Laurence, Vincent W T Lam, Henry C Pleass, Wayne J Hawthorne
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of cold in situ perfusion and static storage of the liver is one possible determinant of transplantation outcomes. The aim of this study was to determine whether there is evidence to substantiate a preference for a particular perfusion route (aortic or dual) or perfusion/preservation solution in donation after brain-death (DBD) liver transplantation. METHODS: The Embase, Medline and Cochrane databases were utilized (1980-2017). Random effects modeling was used to estimate effects on transplantation outcomes based upon (i) aortic or dual in situ perfusion, and (ii) the use of University of Wisconsin (UW), histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate (HTK), Celsior and/or Institut Georges Lopez-1 (IGL-1) for perfusion/preservation...
July 22, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731312/gentiana-kurroo-royle-attenuates-the-metabolic-aberrations-in-diabetic-rats-swertiamarin-swertisin-and-lupeol-being-the-possible-bioactive-principles
#20
Khalid Ghazanfar, Khan Mubashir, Showkat A Dar, Tazeen Nazir, Iqra Hameed, Bashir A Ganai, Seema Akbar, Akbar Masood
Background Gentiana kuroo Royle is a medicinally important plant of north-western Himalayas used for various ailments. In the present study, the plant extracts were investigated for the antidiabetic effects in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Methods The impact of the extracts on serum glucose levels of diabetic rats was compared with reference drug - glibenclamide-treated diabetic rats. Streptozotocin injection was used to induce diabetes in fasted rats. Various biochemical, physiological and histopathological parameters in diabetic rats were observed for assessing the antidiabetic activity...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
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