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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820029/ninety-two-days-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support-following-congenital-heart-surgery
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Mehmet Salih Bilal, Mustafa Kemal Avsar, Özgür Yıldırım, İbrahim Özgür Önsel, Cenap Zeybek, Can Yerebakan
We report on a case involving a 10-month-old infant who received prolonged ECMO therapy following cardiac surgery for multiple ventricular septal defects (VSD). The patient was successfully weaned from 92 days of ECMO support without any long-term deficits.
September 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819613/aseptic-loosening-after-total-hip-arthroplasty-in-an-acromegalic-patient-a-case-report
#2
Simon Koulischer, Bilal Kapanci, Nicolas Bloemers, Tatiana Charles, Marc Jayankura
INTRODUCTION: Acromegaly is a rare disorder characterized by excess secretion of growth hormone and its principle mediator, insulin-like growth factor-1. Although acromegaly is frequently associated with osteoarthritis, the outcome of arthroplasty in this population is not documented. CASE REPORT: We report here a case of aseptic loosening of an uncemented total hip arthroplasty acetabulum in an acromegalic patient that was revised with a cemented cup. It has been suggested that the incidence of this complication is increased in other pathology with a similarly high bone-turnover (e...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818168/penile-shaft-strangulation-with-wrought-iron-metallic-pipe
#3
Ahmad Uzair Qureshi, Muhammad Shahid Farooq, Sidra Shoaib Qureshi, Tasneem Bilal, Abrar Ashraf Ali
Penile strangulation due to any solid encircling ornament or metal is rarely reported. Venous outflow obstruction due to any constricting item around the shaft leads to venous congestion, urinary obstruction, and rarely gangrene of the penile shaft skin. We report a case presenting with penile near-strangulation due to iron-lead metallic junction pipe which was cut using a heavy electric metal cutter.
July 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815474/influence-of-bio-fertilizer-containing-beneficial-fungi-and-rhizospheric-bacteria-on-health-promoting-compounds-and-antioxidant-activity-of-spinacia-oleracea-l
#4
Muhammad Khalid, Danial Hassani, Muhammad Bilal, Fayaz Asad, Danfeng Huang
BACKGROUND: This study evaluates the influences of bio fertilizers containing mycorrhizal fungi (Glomus fasciculatum, Glomus mosseae) individually or in combination with N-fixer (Azotobacter chroococcum), K solubilizer (Bacillus mucilaginous) and P solubilizer (Bacillus megaterium) on soil fertility and phytochemical levels of spinach. RESULTS: Root colonization by mycorrhizal fungi was increased in the presence of bacterial inoculation in comparison to individual inoculation treatments...
August 16, 2017: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813685/purification-and-characterization-of-two-novel-peroxidases-from-the-dye-decolorizing-fungus-bjerkandera-adusta-strain-cx-9
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Khelifa Bouacem, Hatem Rekik, Nadia Zaraî Jaouadi, Bilal Zenati, Sidali Kourdali, Mohamed El Hattab, Abdelmalek Badis, Rachid Annane, Samir Bejar, Hocine Hacene, Amel Bouanane-Darenfed, Bassem Jaouadi
Two extracellular peroxidases from Bjerkandera adusta strain CX-9, namely a lignin peroxidase (called LiP BA45) and manganese peroxidase (called MnP BA30), were purified simultaneously by applying successively, ammonium sulfate precipitation-dialysis, Mono-S Sepharose anion-exchange and Sephacryl S-200 gel filtration and biochemically characterized. The sequence of their NH2-terminal amino acid residues showed high homology with those of fungi peroxidases. MALDI-TOF/MS analysis revealed that the purified enzymes MnP BA30 and LiP BA45 were a monomers with a molecular masses 30125...
August 13, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813164/pembrolizumab-in-patients-with-extensive-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer-results-from-the-phase-ib-keynote-028-study
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Patrick A Ott, Elena Elez, Sandrine Hiret, Dong-Wan Kim, Anne Morosky, Sanatan Saraf, Bilal Piperdi, Janice M Mehnert
Purpose The safety and efficacy of pembrolizumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody against programmed death 1 (PD-1), were assessed in patients with programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1)-expressing extensive-stage small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) in the multicohort, phase Ib open-label KEYNOTE-028 study ( ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02054806). Methods Patients with SCLC received pembrolizumab 10 mg/kg every 2 weeks for 24 months or until disease progression or intolerable toxicity occurred. PD-L1 expression was assessed by immunohistochemistry...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811785/estimation-of-body-fat-in-pakistani-adult-a-comparison-of-equations-based-upon-skinfold-thickness-measurements
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Hafeeza Naz, Kinza Mushtaq, Bilal Azeem Butt, Khadija Irfan Khawaja
OBJECTIVE: To compare three different body fats estimation equations using skin fold measurements with bioelectrical impedance analysis. METHODS: A total of 130 subjects were included from Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Services Hospital, Lahore from 1(st) April 2016 to 30(th) Sep. 2016. The triceps, biceps, subscapular, chest, thigh, abdominal, suprailiac skinfold thickness of the subjects was measured with skin-fold calipers (Harpenden) on non-dominant side...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808710/interface-nanoparticle-control-of-a-nanometer-water-pump
#8
Jiaye Su, Yunzhen Zhao, Chang Fang, Syed Bilal Ahmed, Yue Shi
Nanoparticles are highly versatile and exhibit broad applications in tuning material properties. Herein, we show through molecular dynamics simulations the possibility of a nanometer water pump, driven by the motion of nanoparticles (NPs) on a membrane surface. Surprisingly, considerable net water flux can be induced through a carbon nanotube (CNT) that is perpendicular to the NP motion. The water transport can occur in a highly controllable fashion, not only by using a single NP with different forces, but also by varying the CNT length or the NP number...
August 15, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800298/impact-of-field-number-and-beam-angle-on-functional-image-guided-lung-cancer-radiotherapy-planning
#9
Bilal A Tahir, Chris M Bragg, Jim M Wild, James A Swinscoe, Sarah E Lawless, Kerry A Hart, Matthew Q Hatton, Rob H Ireland
To investigate the effect of beam angles and field number on functionally-guided intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) normal lung avoidance treatment plans that incorporate hyperpolarised helium-3 magnetic resonance imaging ((3)He MRI) ventilation data. Eight non-small cell lung cancer patients had pre-treatment (3)He MRI that was registered to inspiration breath-hold radiotherapy planning computed tomography. IMRT plans that minimised the volume of total lung receiving  ⩾20 Gy (V20) were compared with plans that minimised (3)He MRI defined functional lung receiving  ⩾20 Gy (fV20)...
August 11, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799502/mitochondrial-dynamics-and-proteins-related-to-neurodegenerative-diseases
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Athanasios Alexiou, Bilal Nizami, Faez Iqbal Khan, Georgia Soursou, Charalampos Vairaktarakis, Stylianos Chatzichronis, Vasilis Tsiamis, Vasileios Manztavinos, Nagendra Sastry Yarla, Ghulam Md Ashraf
Disruptions in the regulation of mitochondrial dynamics and the occurrence of proteins misfolding lead to neuronal death, resulting in Age-related Dementia and Neurodegenerative diseases as well as Frailty. Functional, neurophysiologic and biochemical alterations within the mitochondrial populations can reveal deficits in brain energy metabolism resulting in Mild Cognitive Impairment, abnormal neural development, autonomic dysfunction and other mitochondrial disorders. Additionally, in cases of Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease, a significant number of proteins seems to form unordered and problematic structures, leading through unknown mechanisms to pathological conditions...
August 10, 2017: Current Protein & Peptide Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798235/atomic-resolution-map-of-the-interactions-between-an-amyloid-inhibitor-protein-and-amyloid-beta-a%C3%AE-peptides-in-the-monomer-and-protofibril-states
#11
Moustafa Algamal, Rashik Ahmed, Naeimeh Jafari, Bilal Ahsan, Joaquin Ortega, Giuseppe Melacini
Self-association of amyloid beta (Aβ) peptides is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease and serves as a general prototype for amyloid formation. A key endogenous inhibitor of Aβ self-association is Human Serum Albumin (HSA), which binds ~90% of plasma Aβ. However, the exact molecular mechanism by which HSA binds Aβ monomers and protofibrils is not fully understood. Here, using dark-state exchange saturation transfer (DEST) NMR and relaxation experiments, complemented by morphological characterization, we mapped the HSA-Aβ interactions at atomic resolution by examining HSA's effects on Aβ monomers and soluble high-molecular weight oligomeric protofibrils...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796876/the-distribution-of-leakage-on-fluorescein-angiography-in-diabetic-macular-edema-a-new-approach-to-its-etiology
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Bilal Haj Najeeb, Christian Simader, Gabor Deak, Clemens Vass, Jutta Gamper, Alessio Montuoro, Bianca S Gerendas, Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth
Purpose: To determine the distribution of leakage on fluorescein angiography (FA) and explore the clinically protective role of astrocytes against damage to the inner blood retinal barrier (iBRB) in diabetic macular edema (DME). Methods: A consecutive case series of 87 eyes of 87 patients with DME was included. We measured the leakage area in each field of the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) grid on late-phase FA images. The normative thickness of the nerve fiber layer (NFL), in which the astrocytes are confined, was derived from a previous work using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography...
August 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796116/pain-and-itch-outcome-trajectories-differ-among-european-american-and-african-american-survivors-of-major-thermal-burn-injury
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Matthew C Mauck, Jennifer Smith, Jeffrey W Shupp, Mark A Weaver, Andrea Liu, Andrey V Bortsov, Bilal Lateef, Samuel W Jones, Felicia Williams, James Hwang, Rachel Karlnoski, David J Smith, Bruce A Cairns, Samuel A McLean
Over half of individuals experiencing major thermal burn injury (MThBI) receive an autologous skin graft (autograft), in which skin is removed from a healthy "donor" site and transplanted to the burn site. Persistent pain/itch at the graft site are major causes of suffering and disability in MThBI survivors. African Americans have a higher risk of MThBI, and in other clinical settings African Americans experience a greater burden of pain and itch relative to European Americans. However, to our knowledge, ethnic differences in skin graft site pain/itch outcomes after MThBI have not been assessed...
August 8, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794295/foreign-body-reaction-to-dialysis-chatheter-and-peritoneal-fluid-eosinophilia-in-a-child-on-continuous-ambulatory-peritoneal-dialysis
#14
Nuran Cetin, Nadide Melike Sav, Evrim Ciftci, Bilal Yildiz
Foreign body reaction is a tissue response against implanted materials. We described for the first time the eosinophilic peritonitis and foreign body giant cell reaction to dialysis catheter in a nonatopic child on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. We found tenderness, redness, and swelling without purulent discharge around the peritoneal catheter; increased eosinophil count in cloudy dialysis fluid; and blood and hyperechoic granulomatous formation appearance surrounding the peritoneal catheter on ultrasonography and foreign body giant cell reaction to dialysis catheter in pathologic examination of granulomatous lesionin in our patient...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793921/standardising-the-reporting-of-outcomes-in-gastric-cancer-surgery-trials-protocol-for-the-development-of-a-core-outcome-set-and-accompanying-outcome-measurement-instrument-set-the-gastros-study
#15
Bilal Alkhaffaf, Anne-Marie Glenny, Jane M Blazeby, Paula Williamson, Iain A Bruce
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Whilst surgery is the mainstay of curative treatment, it is associated with significant risks. Surgical strategies for treating gastric cancer should be based on evidence from systematic reviews of well-designed randomised controlled trials. However, inconsistencies in the reporting of outcomes from these trials makes evidence synthesis unreliable. We present a protocol for an international consensus study to develop a standardised set of outcomes and measurement tools - a 'core outcome set' (COS) - to be used by all future trials examining therapeutic surgical interventions for gastric cancer...
August 9, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789605/analysis-of-distribution-and-antibiotic-resistance-of-pathogens-isolated-from-the-paediatric-population-in-shenmu-hospital-from-2011-2015
#16
Yang Hui-Min, Wang Yan-Ping, Yong Lin Liu, Bilal Haider Shamsi, He Bo, Meng Xu-Chun
Objective This study aimed to investigate the epidemiology and changes in antibacterial susceptibility of children in Shenmu City, northern Shaanxi, and provide a basis for rational drug use. Methods The distribution and drug resistance pattern of pathogenic bacteria isolated from children were retrospectively analysed. Results A total of 573 strains of pathogens were cultivated. A total of 201 (35.07%) strains of Gram-positive cocci and 183 (31.93%) strains of Gram-negative cocci were detected. A total of 189 (32...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783452/off-the-shelf-virus-specific-t-cells-to-treat-bk-virus-human-herpesvirus-6-cytomegalovirus-epstein-barr-virus-and-adenovirus-infections-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Ifigeneia Tzannou, Anastasia Papadopoulou, Swati Naik, Kathryn Leung, Caridad A Martinez, Carlos A Ramos, George Carrum, Ghadir Sasa, Premal Lulla, Ayumi Watanabe, Manik Kuvalekar, Adrian P Gee, Meng-Fen Wu, Hao Liu, Bambi J Grilley, Robert A Krance, Stephen Gottschalk, Malcolm K Brenner, Cliona M Rooney, Helen E Heslop, Ann M Leen, Bilal Omer
Purpose Improvement of cure rates for patients treated with allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) will require efforts to decrease treatment-related mortality from severe viral infections. Adoptively transferred virus-specific T cells (VSTs) generated from eligible, third-party donors could provide broad antiviral protection to recipients of HSCT as an immediately available off-the-shelf product. Patient and Methods We generated a bank of VSTs that recognized five common viral pathogens: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), adenovirus (AdV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), BK virus (BKV), and human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6)...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782617/dual-enzyme-modified-oat-starch-structural-characterisation-rheological-properties-and-digestibility-in-simulated-gi-tract
#18
Asima Shah, F A Masoodi, Adil Gani, Bilal Ashwar
Oat starches from three different varieties were treated with combination of β-amylase and transglucosidase and their structural, rheological, thermal, and digestibility through simulated GI tract conditions were investigated. By dual enzyme modification, the granules form a discontinuous compact fibrous structure with many surface cracks. The transformation from A-type to A+V type pattern with decrease in crystallinity was observed in dual enzyme modified starches. The ratio of intensity, 1047/1022cm(-1) and 995/1022cm(-1) of enzyme modified starches were reduced compared to their native ones as revealed from FTIR spectra...
August 4, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780693/foliar-application-of-aspartic-acid-lowers-cadmium-uptake-and-cd-induced-oxidative-stress-in-rice-under-cd-stress
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Muhammad Rizwan, Shafaqat Ali, Muhammad Zaheer Akbar, Muhammad Bilal Shakoor, Abid Mahmood, Wajid Ishaque, Afzal Hussain
Cadmium (Cd) contamination of farmland soils is a widespread problem around the globe, and rice (Oryza sativa L.) tends to accumulate more Cd and is considered as one of the major sources of Cd intake in humans, especially consuming rice-derived products. The current study investigated the effects of foliar applied aspartic acid (Asp) on growth parameters, biomass, chlorophyll concentration, gas exchange characteristics, Cd uptake, and antioxidative capacity in the shoots and roots of rice seedlings exposed to Cd stress...
August 6, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776554/thyrotoxicosis-occurring-in-secondary-hyperparathyroidism-patients-undergoing-dialysis-after-total-parathyroidectomy-with-autotransplantation
#20
Zhou Xu, Yu-Tuan Wu, Xin Li, He Wu, Hao-Ran Chen, Yan-Ling Shi, Bilal Arshad, Hong-Yuan Li, Kai-Nan Wu, Ling-Quan Kong
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August 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
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