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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320856/sustained-reduction-of-blood-pressure-with-baroreceptor-activation-therapy-results-of-the-6-year-open-follow-up
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Peter W de Leeuw, John D Bisognano, George L Bakris, Mitra K Nadim, Hermann Haller, Abraham A Kroon
Baroreflex activation therapy is a novel technique for treating patients with resistant hypertension. Although short-term studies have demonstrated that it lowers blood pressure, long-term results have not yet been reported. The aim of the present study is to assess the long-term efficacy and safety of baroreflex activation therapy. Long-term follow-up data were analyzed from all patients who had been included in 1 of the 3 trials that focused on treatment-resistant hypertensive patients. Altogether, 383 patients were available for analysis: 143 of these had completed 5 years of follow-up and 48 patients had completed 6 years of follow-up...
March 20, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294685/star-anise-illicium-verum-hook-f-as-quorum-sensing-and-biofilm-formation-inhibitor-on-foodborne-bacteria-study-in-milk
#2
Md Ramim Tanver Rahman, Zaixiang Lou, Jun Zhang, Fuhao Yu, Yakindra Prasad Timilsena, Caili Zhang, Yi Zhang, Amr M Bakry
Bacteria use quorum sensing (QS) systems to communicate with each other and regulate microbial group behavior, such as the secretion of virulence factors, including biofilm formation. In order to explore safe, edible agents, the potential of star anise (SA) as an anti-QS and antibiofilm agent and its possible application in milk safety were investigated. Staphylococcus aureus , Salmonella Typhimurium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa , and biosensor strain Chromobacterium violaceum were selected as test strains for QS, biofilm, and exopolysaccharide assays...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274173/bakri-balloon-versus-condom-loaded-foley-s-catheter-for-treatment-of-atonic-postpartum-hemorrhage-secondary-to-vaginal-delivery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Atef M Darwish, Mohamed M Abdallah, Omar M Shaaban, Mohammed K Ali, Mohamed Khalaf, Ali Mohamed A Sabra
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of condom-loaded Foley's catheter versus Bakri Balloon in the management of primary atonic post partum hemorrhage (PPH) secondary to vaginal delivery. STUDY DESIGN: This study was single blinded randomized controlled trial conducted at Assiut Woman's Health Hospital, Egypt in the period between October 2014 and December 2015. It Comprised 66 women with primary atonic PPH following vaginal delivery. Eligible participants were randomly assigned to Bakri balloon (group A) or condom-loaded Foley's catheter (group B)...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264919/resistant-hypertension-a-refractory-disease-or-refractory-patient
#4
EDITORIAL
Hillel Sternlicht, George L Bakris
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246236/serial-measurement-of-high-sensitivity-troponin-i-and-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-the-examine-trial
#5
Matthew A Cavender, William B White, Petr Jarolim, George L Bakris, William C Cushman, Stuart Kupfer, Qi Gao, Cyrus R Mehta, Faiez Zannad, Christopher P Cannon, David A Morrow
Background -We sought to describe the relationship between changes in high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hsTnI) and cardiovascular (CV) outcomes. Methods -The Examination of Cardiovascular Outcomes with Alogliptin versus Standard of Care (EXAMINE) was a phase IIIb clinical outcomes trial designed to evaluate the CV safety of alogliptin, a non-selective dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitor. Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), glycated hemoglobin between 6.5%-11% (or 7%-11% if they were on insulin), and a recent acute coronary syndrome (between 15-90 days prior to randomization) were eligible for the trial...
February 28, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228924/prevalence-of-muscular-sarcosporidiosis-in-slaughtered-domestic-pigs-in-perak-peninsular-malaysia
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Fazly Ann Zainalabidin, Muhamad Syamsul Naim Noorazmi, Wan Normaziah Wan Omar Bakri, Geethamalar Sathaya, Mohd Iswadi Ismail
Sarcosporidiosis is a disease caused by intracellular protozoan parasites, namely, Sarcocystis spp. In pigs, three species of Sarcocystis spp. have been recognised, including Sarcocystis meischeriana, Sarcocystis porcifelis and Sarcocystis suihominis. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of muscular sarcosporidiosis in pigs using the pepsin digestion technique. A total of 150 fresh heart, oesophagus and thigh muscle samples from 50 Yorkshire and Landrace pigs were collected from two local abattoirs in Perak from May to August 2014...
January 2017: Tropical Life Sciences Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208984/aquaporin-3-and-e-cadherin-expression-in-perilesional-vitiligo-skin
#7
Ola Ahmed Bakry, Magda Mostafa Hagag, Mona Abd El Halim Kandil, Wafaa Ahmed Shehata
INTRODUCTION: Vitiligo is a common dermatologic disorder with debated aetiology. Most studies focused on role of melanocytes and few investigated the role of keratinocytes in pathogenesis of the disease. AIM: To investigate the keratinocyte adhesion in perilesional vitiligo skin through the immunolocalization of Aquaporin-3 (AQP3) and E-cadherin. SETTING AND DESIGN: Sixty five subjects were selected. These included 40 cases with vitiligo and 25 age and gender-matched healthy subjects as a control group...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158510/reduced-blood-pressure-lowering-effect-of-catheter-based-renal-denervation-in-patients-with-isolated-systolic-hypertension-data-from-symplicity-htn-3-and-the-global-symplicity-registry
#8
Felix Mahfoud, George Bakris, Deepak L Bhatt, Murray Esler, Sebastian Ewen, Martin Fahy, David Kandzari, Kazuomi Kario, Giuseppe Mancia, Michael Weber, Michael Böhm
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 7, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153105/searching-for-the-optimal-blood-pressure-range-in-the-elderly-are-we-there-yet
#9
EDITORIAL
George Bakris, Alexandros Briasoulis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 7, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143994/intra-uterine-growth-retardation-and-development-of-hypertension
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REVIEW
Haerani Rasyid, Syakib Bakri
Low birth weight (LBW) is defined as a birth weight of a liveborn infant of <2,500 gram. In developed countries, LBW is commonly caused by preterm birth; while in developing countries, it is mostly due to intrauterine growth retardation. The concept of developmental origins of adult diseases, particularly on late-onset diseases such as hypertension and kidney disease, implies that there is a correlation between intrauterine milieu, intrauterine growth retardation, premature birth and infant feeding. The 'fetal origin hypothesis' suggests that metabolic diseases are directly related to poor nutritional status in early life...
October 2016: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114631/differences-in-clinical-activity-and-medicare-payments-for-female-vs-male-ophthalmologists
#11
Ashvini K Reddy, Gregory W Bounds, Sophie J Bakri, Lynn K Gordon, Justine R Smith, Julia A Haller, Audina M Berrocal, Jennifer E Thorne
Importance: The number of women in ophthalmology is rising. Little is known about their clinical activity and collections. Objective: To examine whether charges, as reflected in reimbursements from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to ophthalmologists, differ by sex and how disparity relates to differences in clinical activity. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective review of the CMS database for payments to ophthalmologists from January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2013...
March 1, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109276/introduction-of-microsystems-in-a-level-3-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-an-interprofessional-approach
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Salhab El Helou, Samira Samiee-Zafarghandy, Gerhard Fusch, Muzafar Gani Abdul Wahab, Lynda Aliberti, Ahmad Bakry, Deborah Barnard, Joanne Doucette, Enas El Gouhary, Michael Marrin, Carrie-Lynn Meyer, Amit Mukerji, Anne Nwebube, David Pogorzelski, Edward Pugh, Karen Schattauer, Jay Shah, Sandesh Shivananda, Sumesh Thomas, Jennifer Twiss, Connie Williams, Sourabh Dutta, Christoph Fusch
BACKGROUND: Growth of neonatal intensive care units in number and size has raised questions towards ability to maintain continuity and quality of care. Structural organization of intensive care units is known as a key element for maintaining the quality of care of these fragile patients. The reconstruction of megaunits of intensive care to smaller care units within a single operational service might help with provision of safe and effective care. METHODS/DESIGN: The clinical team and patient distribution lay out, admission and discharge criteria and interdisciplinary round model was reorganized to follow the microstructure philosophy...
January 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102922/effect-of-the-unfilled-space-size-of-the-abutment-screw-access-hole-on-the-extruded-excess-cement-and-retention-of-single-implant-zirconia-crowns
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Sulieman S Al-Johany, Mohammad D Al Amri, Ahmed S Al-Bakri, Mohammed N Al-Qarni
PURPOSE: To evaluate in vitro the effect of the size of the unfilled space of the abutment screw access hole on the amount of extruded excess cement and the retention of zirconia copings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve dental implant replicas were attached to the corresponding abutments and embedded in acrylic resin blocks. A total of 36 CAD/CAM zirconia copings were fabricated by one technician using the standard technique. Abutments were divided into group I: the entire screw access channel was completely filled (nonspaced); group II: 1-mm-spaced; and group III: 2-mm-spaced...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102719/pregnancy-and-delivery-in-women-with-spinal-muscular-atrophy
#14
Bakri H Elsheikh, Xiaoli Zhang, Kathryn J Swoboda, Sharon Chelnick, Sandra P Reyna, Stephen J Kolb, John T Kissel
OBJECTIVES: To expand the limited available knowledge about pregnancy and delivery in women with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) using a cohort of genetically proven SMA patients from USA. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional questionnaire-based study. We mailed questionnaires to 58 women with confirmed SMA. RESULTS: Thirty-two women responded, reporting 35 pregnancies, including 19 women with at least one pregnancy. In this cohort, preterm labor and delivery by cesarean section were more common in mothers with SMA particularly SMA type 2...
February 5, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094044/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-acute-retinal-necrosis-a-report-by-the-american-academy-of-ophthalmology
#15
Scott D Schoenberger, Stephen J Kim, Jennifer E Thorne, Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, Steven Yeh, Sophie J Bakri, Justis P Ehlers
PURPOSE: To evaluate the available evidence in peer-reviewed publications about the diagnosis and treatment of acute retinal necrosis (ARN). METHODS: Literature searches of the PubMed and Cochrane Library databases were last conducted on July 27, 2016. The searches identified 216 unique citations, and 49 articles of possible clinical relevance were reviewed in full text. Of these 49 articles, 27 were deemed sufficiently relevant or of interest, and they were rated according to strength of evidence...
January 13, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065708/an-exploratory-propensity-score-matched-comparison-of-second-generation-and-first-generation-baroreflex-activation-therapy-systems
#16
Rolf Wachter, Marcel Halbach, George L Bakris, John D Bisognano, Hermann Haller, Joachim Beige, Abraham A Kroon, Mitra K Nadim, Eric G Lovett, Jill E Schafer, Peter W de Leeuw
Baroreflex activation therapy (BAT) is a device-based therapy for patients with treatment-resistant hypertension. In a randomized, controlled trial, the first-generation system significantly reduced blood pressure (BP) versus sham. Although an open-label validation study of the second-generation system demonstrated similar BP reductions, controlled data are not presently available. Therefore, this investigation compares results of first- and second-generation BAT systems. Two cohorts of first-generation BAT system patients were generated with propensity matching to compare against the validation group of 30 second-generation subjects...
December 16, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061876/salivary-tnf%C3%AE-levels-in-groups-of-subjects-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-chronic-periodontitis
#17
Ehsan B Gamel, Nada T Hashim, Asim Satti, Bakri G Gismalla
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and chronic periodontitis are the most common chronic inflammatory diseases with significant pathological and clinical similarities. Numerous studies have indicated a relationship between rheumatoid arthritis and periodontal disease. The aim of this study was to compare the TNF-α levels in saliva among patients with Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and chronic periodontitis as well as healthy subjects. METHODS: One hundred and seventy-one patients were enrolled in this cross-sectional study...
January 7, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058763/relationship-of-glycated-haemoglobin-and-reported-hypoglycaemia-to-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-recent-acute-coronary-syndromes-the-examine-trial
#18
Simon R Heller, Richard M Bergenstal, William B White, Stuart Kupfer, George L Bakris, William C Cushman, Cyrus R Mehta, Steven E Nissen, Craig A Wilson, Faiez Zannad, Yuyin Liu, Noah M Gourlie, Christopher P Cannon
AIMS: To investigate relationships between glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) and reported hypoglycaemia and risk of major adverse cardiovascular (CV) events (MACE). METHODS: The EXAMINE trial randomized 5380 patients in 49 countries with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and a recent acute coronary syndrome (ACS) to double-blind treatment with alogliptin or placebo in addition to standard of care. We used Cox proportional hazards models to analyze relationships among MACE, HbA1c levels and hypoglycaemia events...
January 6, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053672/serotonin-improves-glucose-metabolism-by-serotonylation-of-the-small-gtpase-rab4-in-l6-skeletal-muscle-cells
#19
Ramona Al-Zoairy, Michael T Pedrini, Mohammad Imran Khan, Julia Engl, Alexander Tschoner, Christoph Ebenbichler, Gerhard Gstraunthaler, Karin Salzmann, Rania Bakry, Andreas Niederwanger
BACKGROUND: Serotonin (5-HT) improves insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism, however, the underlying molecular mechanism has remained elusive. Previous studies suggest that 5-HT can activate intracellular small GTPases directly by covalent binding, a process termed serotonylation. Activated small GTPases have been associated with increased GLUT4 translocation to the cell membrane. Therefore, we investigated whether serotonylation of small GTPases may be involved in improving Insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049699/on-treatment-blood-pressure-and-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-older-adults-with-isolated-systolic-hypertension
#20
Yuichiro Yano, Hiromi Rakugi, George L Bakris, Donald M Lloyd-Jones, Suzanne Oparil, Takao Saruta, Kazuyuki Shimada, Hiroaki Matsuoka, Yutaka Imai, Toshio Ogihara
Our aim was to assess optimal on-treatment blood pressure (BP) at which cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality risks are minimized in Japanese older adults with isolated systolic hypertension. We used data from the VALISH study (Valsartan in Elderly Isolated Systolic Hypertension) that recruited older adults (n=3035; mean age, 76 years) with systolic BP (SBP) of ≥160 mm Hg and diastolic BP of <90 mm Hg. Patients were treated by valsartan. Patients were also categorized into 3 groups based on achieved on-treatment SBP of <130 mm Hg (n=317), 130 to <145 mm Hg (n=2025), or ≥145 mm Hg (n=693)...
February 2017: Hypertension
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