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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099759/usefulness-of-the-who-c-model-to-optimize-the-cesarean-delivery-rate-in-a-tertiary-hospital-setting
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Hany Abdel-Aleem, Atef Darwish, Ahmad A Abdelaleem, Manal Mansur
OBJECTIVE: To assess use of the C-Model in a tertiary hospital setting in terms of its validity and utility for optimizing the cesarean delivery (CD) rate. METHODS: A prospective observational study included women admitted for delivery at a university teaching hospital in Assiut, Egypt, in 2015. The women were asked about the demographic and obstetric information needed to calculate the probability of CD using the WHO C-Model. A receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve comparing the predicted and observed CD rates was constructed...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093543/intestinal-parasite-infections-and-accuracy-of-direct-thin-and-thick-smear-formol-ether-sedimentation-centrifugal-flotation-and-mini-flotac-techniques-among-patients-with-gastrointestinal-tract-disorders-from-the-greater-cairo-region-egypt
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Atef H Hussein, Samia M Rashed, Ibrahim A El-Hayawan, Nagwa S Ali, Eman A Abou Ouf, Amira T Ali
The aim of the present study was to assess the frequency of intestinal parasitic infection among patients with gastrointestinal tract disorders from the Greater Cairo region, Egypt. In addition, a comparison was made of the accuracy of direct thin and thick smear, formol-ether sedimentation (FEC), centrifugal flotation (CF), and mini-FLOTAC techniques in the diagnosis of infection. Out of 100 patients, the overall prevalence of parasitic infection was 51%. Only 6% had dual infection. Giardia lamblia was the most common parasite (26%), followed by Hymenolepis nana (20%), Entamoeba coli (8%), and Enterobius vermicularis (3%)...
January 16, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090101/a-novel-mathematical-model-for-determining-faculty-workload
#3
Leo R Fitzpatrick, Carol Millette-Snodgrass, Eman Atef
Objective. To develop a mathematical model for determining faculty workload at a college of pharmacy with a team-based learning curriculum. Methods. Using faculty provided data, our model calculated activity and weighted means in teaching, scholarship and service. Subsequently, these data were used to develop departmental and institutional workload models. Results. For the pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences department, percent faculty activity mean values were greatest for service followed by teaching and scholarship...
November 25, 2016: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053566/protective-effect-of-olive-and-juniper-leaves-extracts-on-nephrotoxicity-induced-by-thioacetamide-in-male-mice
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Atef M Al-Attar, Ali A Alrobai, Daklallah A Almalki
This study, for the first time, evaluates the effect of olive and juniper leaves extracts and their combination on thioacetamide (TAA)-induced nephrotoxicity in male mice. The experimental mice were divided into eight groups. Group 1 was served as control. Group 2 was exposed to TAA. Group 3 was treated with TAA and olive leaves extract. Group 4 was subjected to TAA and juniper leaves extract. Group 5 was exposed to TAA and olive and juniper leaves extracts. Groups 6, 7 and 8 were treated with olive, juniper, and olive and juniper leaves extracts respectively...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050757/implication-of-nrf2-ho-1-pathway-in-the-coloprotective-effect-of-coenzyme-q10-against-experimentally-induced-ulcerative-colitis
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Ahmed E Khodir, Hoda Atef, Eman Said, Hassan A ElKashef, Hatem A Salem
PURPOSE: Given the increased incidence of ulcerative colitis worldwide, the current study was designed to investigate the coloprotective potential of CoQ10 against experimentally induced ulcerative colitis (UC) and specify the implicated mechanisms. METHODS: Ulcerative colitis was induced by intracolonic instillation of [2 ml, 3% v/v acetic acid (AA)]. Rats in the different experimental groups received CoQ10 (10 or 30 and 100 mg/kg, orally) for eight consecutive days, either in a protective or curative regimen...
January 3, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027086/an-ambulatory-surgery-perioperative-surgical-home-in-kaiser-permanente-settings-practice-and-outcomes
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Chunyuan Qiu, Joseph Rinehart, Vu T Nguyen, Maxime Cannesson, Atef Morkos, Diana LaPlace, Narendra S Trivedi, Philip D Mercado, Zeev N Kain
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to describe the design, implementation, and associated outcome changes of a Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) for patients undergoing ambulatory laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a Kaiser Permanente practice model. METHODS: A multidisciplinary planning committee of 15 individuals developed and implemented a new PSH program. A total of 878 subjects were included in the preimplementation period (T-fast), and 1082 patients were included in the postimplementation period (PSH) based on the date of their surgery...
December 22, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025965/pharmacokinetics-and-safety-of-nifedipine-gits-candesartan-fixed-dose-combination-in-subjects-with-hepatic-impairment%C3%A2
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Yuwang Liu, Michael-Friedrich Boettcher, Anja Schmidt, Sigrun Unger, Atef Halabi, Erich Brendel, Hartmut Blode
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the pharmacokinetic (PK) profiles and safety of nifedipine and candesartan after a single oral dose of nifedipine gastrointestinal therapeutic system (GITS) 30 mg/candesartan cilexetil 8 mg (N30/C8 mg) fixed-dose combination (FDC) in adults with mild to moderate hepatic impairment. METHODS: A phase I, single-center, non-randomized, non-controlled, non-blinded, observational study (N = 32). PK profiles for nifedipine and candesartan were assessed in patients with mild (Child-Pugh A; group 1) or moderate (Child-Pugh B; group 2) hepatic impairment and compared with age- and gender-matched healthy controls (groups 3 and 4) following a single dose of N30/C8 FDC...
December 27, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002935/growth-performance-nutrients-digestibility-and-blood-metabolites-of-lambs-fed-diets-supplemented-with-probiotics-during-pre-and-post-weaning-period
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Atef M Saleem
Objective: Two experiments were conducted to evaluate the effects of inclusion of a commercial probiotic (PRO) contains a mixture of two strains of Pediococcus, Pediococcus acidilactici (1 x 106 cfu/g) and Pediococcus pentosaceus (1.3 x 106 cfu/g), with a dextrose as the carrier compound to a diet based on concentrate mixture and wheat straw on growth performance, digestibility, and blood metabolites of lambs during pre- and post-weaning period. Methods: In exp...
December 17, 2016: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989978/simultaneous-occurrence-of-a-pituitary-adenoma-and-a-foramen-magnum-meningioma-case-report
#9
Atef Ben Nsir, Souhaiel Khalfaoui, Nejib Hattab
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 27, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973263/reviewing-the-economic-impact-of-extending-the-national-immunization-program-in-egypt
#10
M Atef, N Khataby
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27971242/setting-recommendations-for-good-practice-of-health-technology-assessment-in-the-egyptian-ministry-of-health
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A Griffin, G Elsisi, S Ragab, R Ziada, R Aboushady, S Abdelgawad, M Atef, N Khataby, R M Ashraf
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909551/post-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-pancreatitis-risk-factors-and-predictors-of-severity
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Ayman El Nakeeb, Ehab El Hanafy, Tarek Salah, Ehab Atef, Hosam Hamed, Ahmad M Sultan, Emad Hamdy, Mohamed Said, Ahmed A El Geidie, Tharwat Kandil, Mohamed El Shobari, Gamal El Ebidy
AIM: To detect risk factors for post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis (PEP) and investigate the predictors of its severity. METHODS: This is a prospective cohort study of all patients who underwent ERCP. Pre-ERCP data, intraoperative data, and post-ERCP data were collected. RESULTS: The study population consisted of 996 patients. Their mean age at presentation was 58.42 (± 14.72) years, and there were 454 male and 442 female patients...
November 16, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904545/treatment-of-recurrent-prosthetic-mitral-valve-thrombosis-with-reteplase-a-report-of-four-cases
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Neda Behzadnia, Babak Sharif Kashani, Arda Kiani, Atefe Abedini, Seyed Reza Seyedi, Hossein Zargham Ahmadi, Farah Naghash Zadeh, Atefeh Fakharian
Thrombosis is a life threatening complications of prosthetic mitral valves and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Even in presence of systemic anticoagulation prosthetic valve thrombosis has an incidence of 0.5% to 8%. Recurrent prosthetic valve thrombosis and the resulting thrombotic occlusion require re-establishment of blood flow across the valve. While surgical repair is considered the classic first line treatment option for prosthetic valve thrombosis, intravenous thrombolysis has emerged as an acceptable alternative for the first episode of prosthetic valve thrombosis...
2016: Tanaffos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890577/transcription-factors-regulating-uspa-genes-in-catharanthus%C3%A2-roseus
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Ahmed Bahieldin, Ahmed Atef, Ahmed M Shokry, Saleh Al-Karim, Sanaa G Al Attas, Nour O Gadallah, Sherif Edris, Magdy A Al-Kordy, Sabah M Hassan, Salah Abo-Aba, Fotouh M El-Domyati
RNA-Seq of the Catharanthus roseus SRA database was done in order to detect putative universal stress proteins (USPs) and their possible controlling factors. Previous analysis indicated the existence and characterization of uspA-like genes. In silico analysis of RNA-Seq database in several plant tissues revealed the possible functions and regulations of some uspA-like transcripts whose transcription factors (TFs) that might drive their expression were detected. BLAST indicated the existence of TF superfamilies erf (ethylene-responsive TF), bHLH (basic helix-loop-helix) and WRKY that might regulate several uspA-like genes...
November 24, 2016: Comptes Rendus Biologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887767/vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-g1612a-rs10434-gene-polymorphism-and-neuropsychiatric-manifestations-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients
#15
Sherif Taha, Sherif Mohammed Gamal, Mohamed Nabil, Nahla Naeem, Dalia Labib, Ibrahim Siam, Tamer Atef Gheita
AIM: To investigate the relation between vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) gene polymorphism in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients and lupus related neuropsychiatric manifestations. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty adult SLE patients recruited from the Rheumatology and Neurology departments of Cairo University hospitals were classified into two groups; Group A: 30 patients with neuropsychiatric manifestations (NPSLE) and Group B: 30 patients without...
October 28, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862796/proton-gated-photoisomerization-of-amino-substituted-dibenzofulvene-rotors
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Udaya K Jayasundara, HyunJong Kim, Krishna P Sahteli, Joseph I Cline, Thomas W Bell
Derivatives of 9-(2,2,2-triphenylethylidene)-fluorene (TEF) undergo E/Z photoisomerization and are candidates for light-powered molecular actuators and switches. The 2-substituted derivatives bearing an amino group (ATEF) or a dimethylamino group (DTEF) are weakly photoactive in the absence of acids, but protonation increases photoisomerization quantum yields by factors of 30-60. Such compounds may be useful for incorporation into pH-switchable photoactive devices.
November 14, 2016: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854148/first-detection-of-ges-5-carbapenemase-producing-acinetobacter-baumannii-isolate
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Mohamed H Al-Agamy, Katy Jeannot, Taghrid S El-Mahdy, Atef M Shibl, Wael Kattan, Patrick Plésiat, Patrice Courvalin
This study was conducted to investigate the molecular epidemiology of resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii isolates collected at a hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from January through December 2010. Twenty-seven A. baumannii were highly resistant (MIC90 > 256 μg/ml) to ceftazidime, cefepime, and aztreonam. Imipenem resistance was seen in 24 isolates, of which 18 had an minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) >32 μg/mL. Ciprofloxacin, gentamicin, and amikacin resistance was found in 93%, 52%, and 37% of all the isolates, respectively...
November 17, 2016: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853964/brain-pathway-differences-between-parkinson-s-disease-patients-with-and-without-rem-sleep-behavior-disorder
#18
Mina Ansari, Farzaneh Rahmani, Mahsa Dolatshahi, Atefe Pooyan, Mohammad Hadi Aarabi
PURPOSE: REM (rapid eye movement) sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is characterized by increased muscle tone and violent limb movements and is a usual symptom of the early stages of Parkinson's disease (PD). PD patients with RBD represent faster motor and cognitive dysfunction progression. However, there are limited studies on possible structural brain changes underpinning this disorder. METHODS: Diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (DMRI) was used to assess whether microstructural abnormalities in the brain of 23 RBD positive PD are detectable compared to 31 RBD negative PD...
November 16, 2016: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842501/analysis-of-transcriptional-response-to-heat-stress-in-rhazya-stricta
#19
Abdullah Y Obaid, Jamal S M Sabir, Ahmed Atef, Xuan Liu, Sherif Edris, Fotouh M El-Domyati, Mohammed Z Mutwakil, Nour O Gadalla, Nahid H Hajrah, Magdy A Al-Kordy, Neil Hall, Ahmed Bahieldin, Robert K Jansen
BACKGROUND: Climate change is predicted to be a serious threat to agriculture due to the need for crops to be able to tolerate increased heat stress. Desert plants have already adapted to high levels of heat stress so they make excellent systems for identifying genes involved in thermotolerance. Rhazya stricta is an evergreen shrub that is native to extremely hot regions across Western and South Asia, making it an excellent system for examining plant responses to heat stress. Transcriptomes of apical and mature leaves of R...
November 14, 2016: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833124/erlotinib-conjugated-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-as-a-smart-cancer-targeted-theranostic-probe-for-mri
#20
Ahmed Atef Ahmed Ali, Fei-Ting Hsu, Chia-Ling Hsieh, Chia-Yang Shiau, Chiao-Hsi Chiang, Zung-Hang Wei, Cheng-Yu Chen, Hsu-Shan Huang
We designed and synthesized novel theranostic nanoparticles that showed the considerable potential for clinical use in targeted therapy, and non-invasive real-time monitoring of tumors by MRI. Our nanoparticles were ultra-small with superparamagnetic iron oxide cores, conjugated to erlotinib (FeDC-E NPs). Such smart targeted nanoparticles have the preference to release the drug intracellularly rather than into the bloodstream, and specifically recognize and kill cancer cells that overexpress EGFR while being non-toxic to EGFR-negative cells...
November 11, 2016: Scientific Reports
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