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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821401/chemical-composition-of-mentha-pulegium-and-rosmarinus-officinalis-essential-oils-and-their-antileishmanial-antibacterial-and-antioxidant-activities
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Abdelhakim Bouyahya, Abdeslam Et-Touys, Youssef Bakri, Talbaoui Ahmed, Hajiba Fellah, Jamal Abrini, Nadia Dakka
The aim of the study was the determination of the chemical composition of Mentha pulegium L. and Rosmarinus officinalis L. essential oils and the evaluation of their antileishmanial, antibacterial and antioxidant activities. Essential oils (EOs) were isolated using steam distillation and the chemical composition was determined using GC-MS analysis. The antibacterial activity was tested against ten pathogenic strains using the diffusion method, the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and the minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) by microtitration assay...
August 15, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813458/joint-modelling-of-longitudinal-3ms-scores-and-the-risk-of-mortality-among-cognitively-impaired-individuals
#2
Chris B Guure, Noor Akma Ibrahim, Mohd Bakri Adam, Salmiah Md Said
BACKGROUND: Modified Mini-Mental State Examination (3MS) is an instrument administered by trained personnel to examine levels of participants' cognitive function. However, the association between changes in scores over time and the risk of death (mortality) is not known. The aims of this study are to examine the association between 3MS scores and mortality via cognitive impairment among older women and to determine individuals' risk of changes in scores to better predict their survival and mortality rates...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808229/bioenergy-application-of-dunaliella-salina-sa-134-grown-at-various-salinity-levels-for-lipid-production
#3
Rajper Aftab Ahmed, Meilin He, Rajper Asma Aftab, Shiyan Zheng, Mostafa Nagi, Ramadan Bakri, Changhai Wang
The biofuels are receiving considerable attention as a substitute for petro diesel. For microalgae, the cell density or biomass and lipid contents are key components for biodiesel production. This study was conducted to develop favorable culture conditions for Dunaliella salina to maximize its biomass and lipid accumulation. The effect of salinity (0.5 to 2.5 M NaCl) on the cell population, biochemical composition, and lipid output of Dunaliella salina was examined under a controlled environment for 21 days...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800838/noncompliance-with-surgical-antimicrobial-prophylaxis-guidelines-a-jordanian-experience-in-cesarean-deliveries
#4
Mariam Hantash Abdel Jalil, Khawla Abu Hammour, Mervat Alsous, Rand Hadadden, Wedad Awad, Faris Bakri, Kamil Fram
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections are common, especially in developing countries. Nevertheless, up to 60% of surgical site infections can be prevented with appropriate perioperative care, which includes among other measures using suitable surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis (SAP). METHODS: After a short interview with patients and retrospective review of medical charts, compliance with 6 SAP parameters was assessed for appropriateness; those parameters are indication, choice, dose, time of administration, intraoperative redosing interval, and duration of prophylaxis in 1,173 operations...
August 8, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782399/use-of-bakri-balloon-tamponade-bbt-for-conservative-management-of-postpartum-haemorrhage-a-tertiary-referral-centre-case-series
#5
Manisha Mathur, Qiu Ju Ng, Shephali Tagore
The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of the Bakri balloon in the management of PPH. This was a retrospective review of 49 patients, who had Bakri balloon inserted for PPH in KK Hospital between April 2013 and December 2015. The main outcome measure was achievement of haemostasis by Bakri balloon tamponade (BBT). Our success rate was 81.6%. Out of the nine failures (18.0%), five (55.6%) had subtotal hysterectomies and four (44.4%) had total hysterectomies. The causes of PPH in these nine women were unsuspected or foci of placenta accreta (55...
August 6, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771453/nonsteroidal-mineralocorticoid-antagonists-in-diabetic-kidney-disease
#6
Farheen K Dojki, George Bakris
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Current data highlight the pathological aspects of excess aldosterone in promoting glomerular hypertrophy, glomerulosclerosis, and proteinuria in diabetic kidney disease (DKD). The role of nonsteroidal mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) in DKD is being evaluated in ongoing clinical trials. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies demonstrate beneficial effects of adding MRAs to the treatment regimen of patients with type 2 diabetes with nephropathy...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764171/evaluation-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-and-glucose-transporter-1-expression-in-non-melanoma-skin-cancer-an-immunohistochemical-study
#7
Iman Seleit, Ola Ahmed Bakry, Dalia Rifaat Al-Sharaky, Rania Abdel Aziz Ragab, Shimaa Ahmed Al-Shiemy
INTRODUCTION: Hypoxia Inducible Factor-1 (HIF-1) is a mediator enabling cell adaptation to hypoxia. It plays its role mainly through transcription of many target genes including Glucose Transporter-1 (GLUT-1) gene. AIM: The present work aimed at evaluating the pattern and distribution of HIF-1α and GLUT-1 in each case and control. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case-control and retrospective study was conducted on archival blocks diagnosed from pathology department as, Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC, 20 cases), cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC, 20 cases) and 20 normal site-matched skin biopsies from age and gender-matched healthy subjects as a control...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761031/indications-for-enucleation-and-evisceration-in-a-tertiary-eye-hospital-in-riyadh-over-a-10-year-period
#8
Saad A Al-Dahmash, Sawsan Saad Bakry, Nada H Almadhi, Lolwah M Alashgar
BACKGROUND: Enucleation and evisceration are eye removal procedures considered as palliative treatment when all other therapeutic options are exhausted. OBJECTIVE: Describe the causes and histopathological findings leading to enucleation/evisceration, and correlate the clinical findings with the histopathological findings. DESIGN: Retrospective, descriptive study. SETTINGS: Tertiary care hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...
July 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760006/biological-activity-and-lc-ms-profiling-of-ethyl-acetate-extracts-from-nitraria-sibirica-pall-fruits
#9
Dongyu Gu, Yi Yang, Mahinur Bakri, Qibin Chen, Haji Akber Aisa
Nitraria sibirica is a traditional Uighur medicine. This study was undertaken to investigate the bioactivity of N. sibirica fruit extract and to evaluate their chemical compositions. The ethyl acetate extract from N. sibirica fruits exhibited the potential antioxidant activity (SC50 = 30.17 ± 0.06 μg/mL) and protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B inhibitory activity (IC50 = 7.15 ± 0.03 μg/mL) in vitro. In order to investigate the active constituents in this extract, a LC-QTOF-MS/MS method was developed and established...
July 31, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743546/human-and-animal-leptospirosis-in-southern-brazil-a-five-year-retrospective-study
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Sérgio Jorge, Rodrigo Andrade Schuch, Natasha Rodrigues de Oliveira, Carlos Eduardo Pouey da Cunha, Charles Klazer Gomes, Thais Larré Oliveira, Caroline Rizzi, Aisha Farid Qadan, Violetta Dias Pacce, Ana Lúcia Coelho Recuero, Claudiomar Soares Brod, Odir Antônio Dellagostin
BACKGROUND: Leptospirosis is an emerging zoonosis attributed to multiple reservoirs. Climatic conditions influence the transmission of pathogenic leptospires, which require warm and humid conditions for survival. The influence of seasonality in human and animal leptospirosis in the subtropical region of Brazil remains poorly understood. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study to describe the patterns of human and animal exposure to leptospirosis and their association with precipitation events in Southern Brazil...
July 22, 2017: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727319/novel-evaluation-and-treatment-techniques-for-white-spot-lesions-an-in-vitro-study
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T A Bakhsh, A S Bakry, M M Mandurah, M A Abbassy
OBJECTIVE: White spot lesions (WSLs) are commonly seen during and after orthodontic treatment. Therefore, the objective of this in vitro study was to assess the effect of 45S5-bioglass in remineralizing WSLs using cross-polarization optical coherence tomography (CP-OCT) and confirm the findings by micro-hardness test. METHODS: Ceramic orthodontic brackets were bonded to the buccal surface of 45 human premolars with Transbond XT primer followed by Transbond PLUS according to the manufacturer's instructions...
August 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712081/survey-on-awareness-and-attitudes-of-secondary-school-students-regarding-plastic-pollution-implications-for-environmental-education-and-public-health-in-sharjah-city-uae
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Mohammad Bakri Alaa Hammami, Eman Qasem Mohammed, Anas Mohammad Hashem, Mina Amer Al-Khafaji, Fatima Alqahtani, Shaikha Alzaabi, Nihar Dash
Since the industrial revolution in the 1800s, plastic pollution is becoming a global reality. This study aims to assess knowledge and attitude about plastic pollution among secondary school students in Sharjah city, United Arab Emirates. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 400 students in 6 different secondary schools in Sharjah city. Self-administered questionnaires were distributed through probability stratified random sampling method between February and April 2016. Majority of the population understands how harmful plastic wastes are to the environment (85...
July 15, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678130/outcomes-and-complications-of-reconstruction-with-use-of-free-vascularized-fibular-graft-for-spinal-and-pelvic-defects-following-resection-of-a-malignant-tumor
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Matthew T Houdek, Peter S Rose, Karim Bakri, Eric R Wagner, Michael J Yaszemski, Franklin H Sim, Steven L Moran
BACKGROUND: Following resection of malignant tumors of the spine and pelvis, reconstructive surgeons often face large structural defects. Unlike reconstruction in the extremities, wherein a free vascularized fibular graft (FVFG) is a highly utilized option for segmental osseous reconstruction, there are limited data on the use of an FVFG in the spine and pelvis. The aim of this study was to review our institution's experience with reconstruction with use of an FVFG following oncological resection in the spine and pelvis...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673727/central-serous-chorioretinopathy-and-glucocorticoids-an-update-on-evidence-for-association
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REVIEW
Benjamin P Nicholson, Elizabeth Atchison, Amrou Ali Idris, Sophie J Bakri
Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) is a common idiopathic retinal disease characterized by central vision loss from serous detachment of the neurosensory retina, serous pigment epithelial detachments, and leakage of fluid through the retinal pigment epithelium into the sub-retinal space. The concept of an association between exogenous glucocorticoid use and CSC is widely accepted among ophthalmologists. Here we review the evidence for and against such an association. This evidence includes two large, case-control studies that found strong associations, and a smaller, population-based study that found no association...
June 30, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647816/effect-of-routine-rapid-insertion-of-bakri-balloon-tamponade-on-reducing-hemorrhage-from-placenta-previa-during-and-after-cesarean-section
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Hiroaki Soyama, Morikazu Miyamoto, Hidenori Sasa, Hiroki Ishibashi, Masashi Yoshida, Masaya Nakatsuka, Masashi Takano, Kenichi Furuya
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of routine rapid insertion of a Bakri balloon during cesarean section for placenta previa based on a retrospective control study. METHODS: Women with singleton pregnancies who underwent cesarean section for placenta previa at our institution between 2003 and 2016 were enrolled. Between 2015 and 2016, women who routinely underwent balloon tamponade during cesarean section were defined as the balloon group. Between 2003 and 2014, women who underwent no hemostatic procedures except balloon tamponade were defined as the non-balloon group...
June 24, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646567/severe-menses-associated-hypertension-successfully-treated-with-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist
#16
Luke J Laffin, Munnam S Jafar, George L Bakris
A case of a 32-year-old nulliparous white woman referred for a 5-year history of severe hypertension, hypokalemia, and resultant systolic dysfunction is presented. She additionally had a left ventricular ejection fraction of 30% including left ventricular dilation and normal left ventricular mass index, as measured by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging when she initially presented to us. Her history revealed that her severe hypertension episodes were monthly and would occur around the catamenial (menses-associated) time...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639735/neonates-with-cancer-and-causes-of-death-lessons-from-615-cases-in-the-seer-databases
#17
Ahmad S Alfaar, Waleed M Hassan, Mohamed Sabry Bakry, Ibrahim Qaddoumi
Neonatal tumors are rare with no standard treatment approaches to these diseases, and the patients experience poor outcomes. Our aim was to determine the distribution of cancers affecting neonates and compare survival between these cancers and older children. We analyzed SEER data (1973-2007) from patients who were younger than 2 years at diagnosis of malignancy. Special permission was granted to access the detailed (i.e., age in months) data of those patients. The Chi-square Log-rank test was used to compare survival between neonates (aged <1 month) and older children (>1 month to <2 years)...
July 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627376/inhaled-salbutamol-dose-delivered-by-jet-nebulizer-vibrating-mesh-nebulizer-and-metered-dose-inhaler-with-spacer-during-invasive-mechanical-ventilation
#18
Muhammad H E ElHansy, Marina E Boules, Assem Fouad Mohamed El Essawy, Mohamed Bakry Al-Kholy, Maha M Abdelrahman, Amira S A Said, Raghda R S Hussein, Mohamed E Abdelrahim
BACKGROUND: Patient receiving invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) may benefit from medical aerosol, but guidance on dosing with different aerosol devices is limited to in-vitro studies. The study was designed to compare aerosol delivery with five different types of aerosol generators during IMV. METHOD: In randomized design, 60 (30 female) mechanically ventilated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients were assigned to one of 5 groups. Groups 1-4 received 5000 μg salbutamol using Aerogen Pro (PRO), Aerogen Solo (SOLO), NIVO vibrating mesh and jet nebulizers (JN), respectively, while group 5 received 800 μg (8 puffs) of salbutamol via metered dose inhaler with AeroChamber-MV (MDI-AC)...
August 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611261/non-neoplastic-portal-vein-thrombosis-in-hcv-cirrhosis-patients-is-it-an-immuno-inflammatory-disorder
#19
Mona Abu El-Makarem, Atef El-Akad, Moustafa Elian, Tahra Sherif, Ragaa El-Shaheed, Aliaa Abd El Fatah, Douaa Sayed, Rania Bakry, Aisha Mahmoud
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is a critical complication in cirrhotic patients. We explored the role of the activated factor VII-antithrombin (FVIIa-AT) complex and enhanced monocytic tissue factor (TF) expression in the development and prediction of non-neoplastic PVT in cirrhotic patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 30 HCV-cirrhosis patients were included in our study. They were compared to 35 cirrhotic patients without PVT, 15 non-cirrhotic patients with PVT, and 15 healthy controls...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589612/renal-targeted-therapies-of-antihypertensive-and-cardiovascular-drugs-for-patients-with-stages-3-through-5d-kidney-disease
#20
REVIEW
O Ai Dhaybi, G L Bakris
The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) has risen remarkably over the past decades, and the number of patients with CKD is expected to continue to grow significantly in the next 10 years. The mean global prevalence of CKD was estimated to be 14.8% in the latest United States Renal Data System (USRDS) 2016 report, making CKD an important public health problem that has encompassed diabetes mellitus in prevalence. 45% of patients with CKD have Stage 3 disease, defined as an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of 30-59 mL/min...
September 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
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