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Foad Nahai
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March 9, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Seyed Ehsan Enderami, Mousa Kehtari, Mohammad Foad Abazari, Pegah Ghoraeian, Maryam Nouri Aleagha, Fatemeh Soleimanifar, Masoud Soleimani, Yousef Mortazavi, Samad Nadri, Hossein Mostafavi, Hassan Askari
Pancreatic tissue engineering as a therapeutic option for restoring and maintenance of damaged pancreas function has a special focus to using synthetic Scaffolds. This study was designed to evaluate pancreatic differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) on poly-L-lactic acid and polyvinyl alcohol (PLLA/PVA) scaffolds as 3 D matrix. During differentiation process, morphology of cells gradually changed and iPSCs derived insulin producing cells (iPSCs-IPCs) formed spherical shaped cell aggregation that was the typical shape of islets of pancreas...
February 27, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
Tahereh Farkhondeh, Mohammad-Foad Noorbakhsh, Farzad Hayati, Saeed Samarghandian, Hanieh Shaterzadeh-Yazdi
Liver as an essential organ has an important function in metabolism and waste secretion from the body. Disorders of this organ may caused by several reasons such as high alcoholic consumption, various chemical or microbial agents and various hepatic cancers. Reactive and oxidative stress and oxygen species (ROS) are introduced the main mechanisms of these hepatic injuries. The seeds of Nigella sativa (Family Ranunculaceae) which is known as black seed, is widely used as a medicinal herb for cure or prevention of many of diseases such as liver problems...
February 20, 2018: Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition & Agriculture
Foad Nahai
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February 17, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Iris Yaish, Foad Azem, Orit Gutfeld, Zmira Silman, Merav Serebro, Orli Sharon, Gabi Shefer, Rona Limor, Naftali Stern, Karen M Tordjman
BACKGROUND: Women of reproductive age with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) often need to receive radioactive iodine (RAI) treatment after surgery. In contrast to the well documented effect of RAI on testicular function, the potential negative effects of this treatment on ovarian reserve have been largely dismissed. The objective of this pilot study was to examine the possibility that RAI treatment is deleterious to the ovarian reserve by prospectively measuring the concentration of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) after this treatment...
February 21, 2018: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
Janette V Moreno, Anita S Girard, Wendy Foad
In 2012, an academic medical center successfully overhauled a 15-year-old shared governance to align 6 house-wide and 30 unit-based councils with the new Magnet Recognition Program® and the organization's operating system, using the processes of LEAN methodology. The redesign improved cross-council communication structures, facilitated effective shared decision-making processes, increased staff engagement, and improved clinical outcomes. The innovative structural and process elements of the new model are replicable in other health institutions...
March 2018: Journal of Nursing Administration
Yen Ngoc Nguyen, Munirah Ismail, Foad Kabinejadian, Edgar Lik Wui Tay, Hwa Liang Leo
Intra-ventricular flow dynamics has recently emerged as an important evaluation and diagnosis tool in different cardiovascular conditions. The formation of vortex pattern during the cardiac cycle has been suggested to play important epigenetic and energy-modulation roles in cardiac remodelling, adaptations and mal-adaptations. In this new perspective, flow alterations due to different cardiovascular procedures can affect the long-term outcome of those procedures. Especially, repairs and replacements performed on atrioventricular valves are likely to exert direct impact on intra-ventricular flow pattern...
February 14, 2018: Medical Engineering & Physics
Eman Salah Heikal, Alshimaa Shaban Othman, Foad Abd-Allah
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December 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology
Hanieh Shaterzadeh-Yazdi, Mohammad-Foad Noorbakhsh, Farzad Hayati, Saeed Samarghandian, Tahereh Farkhondeh
The immunomodulatory properties of Nigella sativa seed, as a basis of its clinical applications by many cultures have been reviewed. Thymoquinone (TQ) is one of the major bioactive component of the volatile oil of N. sativa seeds. The present investigations provide a comprehensive review of the ability of TQ to modulate inflammation and immune-related disorders in the various important disease states. This finding showed that TQ has the anti-inflammatory properties that prevents the biosynthesis of important mediators in inflammatory processes and asthma such as 5-LO, COX, PGD2 and LTs...
February 11, 2018: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
Reyhaneh Nassiri Mansour, Ghasem Barati, Masoud Soleimani, Pegah Ghoraeian, Maryam Nouri Aleagha, Mousa Kehtari, Hossein Mahboudi, Fatemeh Hosseini, Hadi Hassannia, Mohammad Foad Abazari, Seyed Ehsan Enderami
Transplantation of islet is a promising method in treatment of patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), however, is limited by islet shortage. The aim of this study was to prepare a polyethersulfone (PES) nanofibrous scaffolds to evaluate the pancreatic differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs). The differentiation process in tissue culture dishes and PES scaffolds was evaluated at mRNA and protein level by RT-qPCR and immunofluorescence assay, respectively. The functionality of differentiated cells was determined by insulin and C-peptide release in response to glucose challenges...
February 12, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
Foad Nahai
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January 9, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Foad Nahai
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January 31, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Sydney R Coleman, Samuel Lam, Steven R Cohen, Behnam Bohluli, Foad Nahai
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March 2018: Atlas of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
Samira Mansouri Majd, Abdollah Salimi, Foad Ghasemi
MicroRNAs (miRNAs), critical biomarkers of acute and chronic diseases, play key regulatory roles in many biological processes. As a result, robust assay platforms to enable an accurate and efficient detection of low-level miRNAs in complex biological samples are of great significance. In this work, a label-free and direct hybridization assay using molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) field-effect transistor (FET) biosensor has been developed for ultrasensitive detection of miRNA-155 as a breast cancer biomarker in human serum and cell-line samples...
January 6, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Foad Nahai
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January 9, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Hamed Hassani, Alireza Khoshdel, Seyed Reza Sharifzadeh, Mohamad Foad Heydari, Shaban Alizadeh, Ali Noroozi Aghideh
Background/aim: Blood transfusion is associated with immunosuppression, referred to as transfusion-related immunomodulation (TRIM). In this study, for the first time, changes in the concentration of TGF-ß and TNF-α were measured postoperatively in orthopedic patients with intraoperational allogeneic red blood cell transfusion. Considering the use of packed cell units with different ages, it is possible to suggest the more appropriate product for clinical applications.Materials and methods: Two groups of 35 orthopedic surgery patients (with or without transfusion as case and control groups, respectively) were involved...
December 19, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
Yasser B.M Ali, Rasha M Foad, Essam Abdel-Wahed
Background: Genetic factors like single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) may play an important role in the etiology of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Mutations in Toll like receptor 9 (TLR9) and myeloid differentiation primary response 88 (MYD88) genes may lead to an abnormal immune response that may cause greater cell proliferation and thus alter an individual’s susceptibility to haematological malignancies including CLL. Objective: This work was designed to study any association of the TLR9 (rs2066807C/G and rs187084T/C) and MYD88 (L265P) single nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs) with risk of CLL in Egyptians...
December 29, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Foad Faraji, Haleh Heshmat, Sepideh Banava
Background and Objectives: EQUIATM is a new gastrointestinal (GI) system with high compressive strength, surface microhardness (MH), and fluoride release potential. This in vitro study aimed to assess the effect of aging and type of protective coating on the MH of EQUIATM GI cement. Materials and Methods: A total of 30 disc-shaped specimens measuring 9 mm in diameter and 2 mm in thickness were fabricated of EQUIATM GI and divided into three groups of G-Coat nanofilled coating (a), no coating (b) and margin bond (c)...
July 2017: Journal of Conservative Dentistry: JCD
Foad Abd-Allah, Eman Khedr, Mohammed I Oraby, Ahmed Safwat Bedair, Shady Samy Georgy, Ramez Reda Moustafa
OBJECTIVES: Accurate data on the epidemiology of stroke in Egypt is scarce. The aim of this review is to address this issue based on available community-based studies and compare the resulting findings to those of other regional and international studies. METHOD: A systematic literature search was conducted to identify population-based epidemiological studies of stroke in Egyptians. Original articles published in English between 1990 and 2016 were included. Five studies from 5 different governorates in southern Egypt fulfilled the study criteria (Qena, Sohag, Assiut, New Valley and Red Sea)...
December 19, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
Mohammad A Farrag, Mohammed I Oraby, Azza A Ghali, Osama A Ragab, Ahmed Nasreldein, Ghaydaa A Shehata, Eman Elfar, Foad Abd-Allah
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Acute stroke treatment has significantly improved over the years in Egypt. However, there is often notable delay in pre-hospital and in-hospital management of acute stroke patients. The delay may be largely attributed to poor stroke knowledge and awareness of the general public and this study was aimed at the evaluation of the abovementioned factors. METHODS: Descriptive cross-sectional study involving 1154 participants from 4 governorates using a questionnaire in Arabic, collecting sociodemographic data, participants' risk factors, and knowledge and stroke awareness (risk factors, symptoms, prevention, treatment and prognosis, action in response to acute stroke)...
January 15, 2018: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
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