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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634168/contributions-of-children-with-multiple-chronic-conditions-to-pediatric-hospitalizations-in-the-united-states-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis
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Jay G Berry, Arlene S Ash, Eyal Cohen, Fareesa Hasan, Chris Feudtner, Matt Hall
BACKGROUND: Children with multiple chronic conditions (CMCC) are increasingly using hospital care. We assessed how much of US pediatric inpatient care is used by CMCC and which chronic conditions are the key drivers of hospital use. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all 2.3 million US acute-care hospital discharges in 2012 for children age 0 to 18 years in the Kids' Inpatient Database. The ∼4.5 million US hospitalizations for pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn and neonatal care were not assessed...
June 20, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633684/double-burden-of-underweight-and-overweight-among-bangladeshi-adults-differs-between-men-and-women-evidence-from-a-nationally-representative-survey
#2
Mohammad E Hoque, Md T Hasan, Muntasirur Rahman, Kurt Z Long, Abdullah Al Mamun
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of underweight and overweight among Bangladeshi adults and to determine if the double burden of underweight and overweight differs by gender and other socio-economic characteristics of individuals. DESIGN: We used data from the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2011. Multinominal logistic regression was used to examine associations between the different nutritional statuses of individuals and related determinants. Interaction effect was checked between gender and various socio-economic factors...
June 21, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633130/synthesis-screening-and-pro-apoptotic-activity-of-novel-acyl-spermidine-derivatives-on-human-cancer-cell-lines
#3
Syed Shoeb Razvi, Hany Choudhry, Said Salama Moselhy, Taha Abduallah Kumosani, Mohammed Nihal Hasan, Mazin A Zamzami, Khalid Omer Abualnaja, Abdulrahman Labeed Al-Malki, Mahmoud Alhosin, Tadao Asami
The polyamines putrescine, spermidine, and spermine are polycationic, alkyl polyamines which play a significant role in eukaryotic cell proliferation. The polyamine metabolism and function are dysregulated in tumor cells making them an attractive therapeutic target by employing polyamine analogs. These analogs have a high degree of similarity with the structure of polyamines but not with their function. Multidrug resistance is a major factor in the failure of many chemotherapeutic drugs which necessitates further research and exploration of better novel alternatives...
June 17, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632403/effect-of-amblyopia-treatment-on-choroidal-thickness-in-children-with-hyperopic-anisometropic-amblyopia
#4
Seray Aslan Bayhan, Hasan Ali Bayhan
PURPOSE: To evaluate choroidal thickness (CT) in the eyes of children with hyperopic anisometropic amblyopia and to assess changes in CT during amblyopia treatment using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). METHODS: This longitudinal study, initially enrolled 40 patients, aged 3-9 years with hyperopic anisometropic amblyopia. Patients underwent treatment with refractive correction alone for 16 weeks and if needed, with refractive correction and patching treatment thereafter (6 months)...
June 20, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630947/evolution-of-geographic-atrophy-in-participants-treated-with-ranibizumab-for-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
#5
Alisa T Thavikulwat, Naima Jacobs-El, Jane S Kim, Elvira Agrón, Jesia Hasan, Catherine B Meyerle, David Valent, Catherine A Cukras, Henry E Wiley, Wai T Wong, Emily Y Chew
PURPOSE: To evaluate the risk factors, incidence, and rate of progression of geographic atrophy (GA) in eyes with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) treated with ranibizumab. DESIGN: Post-hoc analysis of a prospective clinical study. PARTICIPANTS: 69 participants with nAMD in at least one eye. METHODS: Participants were prospectively treated in the study eye with 0.5 mg intravitreal ranibizumab. Study eyes received 4 monthly injections followed by pro re nata injections until a fluid-free macula was achieved on optical coherence tomography...
January 2017: Ophthalmology retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630919/discovery-of-lorentz-violating-type-ii-weyl-fermions-in-laalge
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Su-Yang Xu, Nasser Alidoust, Guoqing Chang, Hong Lu, Bahadur Singh, Ilya Belopolski, Daniel S Sanchez, Xiao Zhang, Guang Bian, Hao Zheng, Marious-Adrian Husanu, Yi Bian, Shin-Ming Huang, Chuang-Han Hsu, Tay-Rong Chang, Horng-Tay Jeng, Arun Bansil, Titus Neupert, Vladimir N Strocov, Hsin Lin, Shuang Jia, M Zahid Hasan
In quantum field theory, Weyl fermions are relativistic particles that travel at the speed of light and strictly obey the celebrated Lorentz symmetry. Their low-energy condensed matter analogs are Weyl semimetals, which are conductors whose electronic excitations mimic the Weyl fermion equation of motion. Although the traditional (type I) emergent Weyl fermions observed in TaAs still approximately respect Lorentz symmetry, recently, the so-called type II Weyl semimetal has been proposed, where the emergent Weyl quasiparticles break the Lorentz symmetry so strongly that they cannot be smoothly connected to Lorentz symmetric Weyl particles...
June 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630750/tips-and-tricks-for-using-the-internet-for-professional-purposes
#7
Hasan Huseyin Ceylan, Nurdan Güngören, Fatih Küçükdurmaz
Online resources provide access to large amounts of information which is expanding every day. Using search engines for reaching the relevant, updated and complete literature that is indexed in various bibliographical databases has already become part of the medical professionals' everyday life.However, most researchers often fail to conduct a efficient literature search on the internet. The right techniques in literature search save time and improve the quality of the retrieved data.Efficient literature search is not a talent but a learnable skill, which should be a formal part of medical education...
May 2017: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630517/enhancing-student-communication-skills-through-arabic-language-competency-and-simulated-patient-assessments
#8
Sanah Hasan, Hamadeh M Khier Tarazi, Dana Abdel Halim Hilal
Objective. To assess student communication and patient management skill with introduction of Arabic and use of simulated patient assessments to a communication and counseling course. Design. Five, 3-hour tutorials (clinical skill laboratory) were added to the course covering: listening and empathic responding, non-verbal communications, interviewing skills, assertiveness, counseling in special situations: conflict, anger, worry or rushed situations, and professional decision making. Arabic content was introduced to the course to enhance Arabic communications and competence among students...
May 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630379/the-association-between-telomere-length-and-mortality-in-bangladesh
#9
Samantha G Dean, Chenan Zhang, Jianjun Gao, Shantanu Roy, Justin Shinkle, Mekala Sabarinathan, Maria Argos, Lin Tong, Alauddin Ahmed, Md Tariqul Islam, Tariqul Islam, Muhammad Rakibuz-Zaman, Golam Sarwar, Hasan Shahriar, Mahfuzar Rahman, Md Yunus, Joseph H Graziano, Lin S Chen, Farzana Jasmine, Muhammad G Kibriya, Habibul Ahsan, Brandon L Pierce
Telomeres are tandem repeat sequences at the end of chromosomes that bind proteins to protect chromosome ends. Telomeres shorten with age, and shorter leukocyte telomere length (TL) has been associated with overall mortality in numerous studies. However, this association has not been tested in populations outside of Europe and the U.S. We assessed the association between TL and subsequent mortality using data on 744 mortality cases and 761 age-/sex-matched controls sampled from >27,000 participants from three longitudinal Bangladeshi cohorts: Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study (HEALS), HEALS Expansion (HEALS-E), and Bangladesh Vitamin E and Selenium Trial (BEST)...
June 15, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630187/cumulative-effect-of-an-antimicrobial-stewardship-and-rapid-diagnostic-testing-bundle-on-early-streamlining-of-antimicrobial-therapy-in-gram-negative-bloodstream-infections
#10
P B Bookstaver, E B Nimmich, T J Smith, J A Justo, J Kohn, K L Hammer, C Troficanto, H A Albrecht, M N Al-Hasan
OBJECTIVES: The use of rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) enhances antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASP) interventions in optimization of antimicrobial therapy. This quasi-experimental cohort study evaluates the combined impact of an ASP/RDT bundle on appropriateness of empirical antimicrobial therapy (EAT) and time to de-escalation of broad-spectrum agents (BSAA) in gram-negative bloodstream infections (GNBSI). METHODS: ASP/RDT bundle consisted of a system-wide GNBSI treatment guidelines, prospective stewardship monitoring, and sequential introduction of two RDTs, Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time-of-Flight (MALDI-TOF) and FilmArray® Blood Culture Identification (BCID) panel...
June 19, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629103/lignocentric-analysis-of-a-carbohydrate-producing-lignocellulosic-biorefinery-process
#11
Robert H Narron, Qiang Han, Sunkyu Park, Hou-Min Chang, Hasan Jameel
A biologically-based lignocellulosic biorefinery process for obtaining carbohydrates from raw biomass was investigated across six diverse biomasses (three hardwoods & three nonwoods) for the purpose of decoding lignin's influence on sugar production. Acknowledging that lignin could positively alter the economics of an entire process if valorized appropriately, we sought to correlate the chemical properties of lignin within the process to the traditional metrics associated with carbohydrate production-cellulolytic digestibility and total sugar recovery...
June 2, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628458/rickettsia-sibirica-mongolitimonae-infection-turkey-2016
#12
Ferit Kuscu, Omer Orkun, Aslihan Ulu, Behice Kurtaran, Suheyla Komur, A Seza Inal, Damla Erdogan, Yesim Tasova, Hasan S Z Aksu
In 2016, Rickettsia sibirica mongolitimonae was diagnosed for a man in Turkey. He had been bitten by a Hyalomma marginatum tick, from which PCR detected rickettsial DNA. Sequence analysis of the DNA identified R. sibirica mongolitimonae. Immunofluorescence assay of patient serum indicated R. conorii, which cross-reacts. PCR is recommended for rickettsiosis diagnoses.
July 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627443/impact-of-the-bcr-abl1-fusion-transcripts-on-different-responses-to-imatinib-and-disease-recurrence-in-iranian-patients-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
#13
Golale Rostami, Mohammad Hamid, Hasan Jalaeikhoo
BACKGROUND: One genomic breakpoint can result in variable BCR-ABL1 transcript types due to alternative splicing. The influence of different BCR-ABL1 transcript types on clinical outcome is still controversial. AIM OF THE STUDY: The objective of this analysis was to determine the impact of transcript type on response, clinical outcome, recurrence risk after treatment with Imatinib mesylate in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) patients. METHODS: Sixty CML patients in chronic phase were analyzed by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and banding standard protocols...
June 13, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625681/variation-of-calcium-copper-and-iron-levels-in-serum-bile-and-stone-samples-of-patients-having-different-types-of-gallstone-a-comparative-study
#14
Mustafa Khan, Tasneem Gul Kazi, Hasan Imran Afridi, Sirajuddin, Muhammad Bilal, Asma Akhtar, Sabir Khan, Salma Kadar
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological data among the human population has shown a significantly increased incidence of gallstone (GS) disease worldwide. It was studied that some essential (calcium) and transition elements (iron and copper) in bile play an important role in the development of GS. METHOD: The estimation of calcium, copper and iron were carried out in the serum, gall bladder bile and different types of GS (cholesterol, mixed and pigmented) of 172 patients, age ranged 20-55years...
June 15, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623723/dft-b3lyp-calculations-in-vitro-cytotoxicity-and-antioxidant-activities-of-steroidal-pyrimidines-and-their-interaction-with-hsa-using-molecular-docking-and-multispectroscopic-techniques
#15
Abad Ali, Mohd Asif, Parvez Alam, Mohammad Jane Alam, Mohd Asif Sherwani, Rizwan Hasan Khan, Shabbir Ahmad, Shamsuzzaman
As a part of our continuing program on the synthesis of steroidal heterocycles, it has been prepared a series of novel steroidal pyrimidine derivatives 4-6via TMSCl, steroidal ketones (1c-3c), urea and benzaldehyde. The systems presented here, are novel scaffolds and have not been described before at 6th position of steroidal-6-one (1c-3c). Structural assignment of newly synthesized compounds was performed by DFT/B3LYP calculations as well as spectral and analytical data. The interactions of compounds (4-6) with HSA were studied by fluorescence spectroscopy, DLS, CD and molecular docking, under imitated physiological conditions...
June 14, 2017: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622944/effect-of-ascending-aortic-dimension-on-acute-procedural-success-following-self-expanding-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-a-multicenter-retrospective-analysis
#16
Yoshio Maeno, Sung-Han Yoon, Yigal Abramowitz, Yusuke Watanabe, Hasan Jilaihawi, Mao-Shin Lin, Jason Chan, Rahul Sharma, Hideyuki Kawashima, Sharjeel Israr, Hiroyuki Kawamori, Masaki Miyasaka, Tanya Rami, Yoshio Kazuno, Geeteshwar Mangat, Mohammad Kashif, Tarun Chakravarty, Hsien-Li Kao, Michael Kang-Yin Lee, Mamoo Nakamura, Ken Kozuma, Wen Cheng, Raj R Makkar
AIMS: Self-expanding (SE) valves are characterized with long stent frame design and the radial force of the device exists both in the inflow and outflow level. Therefore, we hypothesized that device success of SE-valves may be influenced by ascending aortic dimensions (AAD). The aim of this study was to determine the influence of AAD on acute device success rates following SE transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). METHODS & RESULTS: In 4 centers in the United States and Asia, 214 consecutive patients underwent SE-TAVR...
June 3, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622424/migration-of-the-distal-catheter-of-the-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-in-hydrocephalus-a-comprehensive-analytical-review-from-an-anatomical-perspective
#17
REVIEW
Mohammed Z Allouh, Mohammed M Al Barbarawi, Hasan A Asfour, Raed S Said
There have been many reports on migration of the distal catheter of the ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) since this phenomenon was recognized 50 years ago. However, there have been no attempts to analyze its different patterns or to assess these patterns in terms of potential risk to patients. We comprehensively reviewed all reports of distal VPS catheter migration indexed in PubMed and identified three different anatomical patterns of migration based on catheter extension and organs involved: (1) internal, when the catheter invades any viscus inside the thoracic, abdominal, or pelvic cavity; (2) external, when the catheter penetrates through the body wall either incompletely (subcutaneously) or completely (outside the body); and (3) compound, when the catheter penetrates a hollow viscus and protrudes through a pre-existing anatomical orifice...
June 16, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622385/effect-of-acute-predation-with-bacteriophage-on-intermicrobial-aggression-by-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#18
Patrick R Secor, Gabriele Sass, Hasan Nazik, David A Stevens
In persons with structural lung disease, particularly those with cystic fibrosis (CF), chronic airway infections cause progressive loss of lung function. CF airways can be colonized by a variety of microorganisms; the most frequently encountered bacterial and fungal pathogens are Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Aspergillus fumigatus, respectively. Co-infection with P. aeruginosa and A. fumigatus often results in a more rapid loss of lung function, indicating that interactions between these pathogens affect infection pathogenesis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622050/serum-and-aqueous-humor-levels-of-fetuin-a-in-pseudoexfoliation-syndrome
#19
Nilay Yuksel, Tamer Takmaz, Ummuhani Ozel Turkcu, Merve Ergin, Hasan Altinkaynak, Ayse Bilgihan
PURPOSE: To evaluate serum and aqueous humor levels of fetuin-A in patients with pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PEXS) in comparison with those of age- and sex-matched healthy subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study included 25 patients with PEXS and 25 control subjects who were undergoing cataract surgery without any systemic or ocular disease. Aqueous humor and serum fetuin-A levels were measured with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay method. RESULTS: The mean age of the PEXS group (14 males, 11 females, n = 25) was 57...
June 16, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620562/delayed-chyle-leak-following-anterior-cervical-spinal-surgery-a-case-report-and-management-algorithm
#20
Kyle Mueller, Hasan R Syed, Jay W Rhee, Mani N Nair
Injury to the thoracic duct during anterior cervical spine surgery is a rare occurrence. A delayed chyle leak following an elective anterior cervical spinal surgery has not been reported in the literature. We present a report of a 59-year-old female with multiple prior neck surgeries who underwent an anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (ACCF). The patient developed a delayed thoracic duct injury on postoperative day (POD) one, as no injury was noted intraoperatively. She was managed with conservative care involving a low-fat diet along with octreotide which led to the resolution of her symptoms...
May 9, 2017: Curēus
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