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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549045/effect-of-preoperative-molding-helmet-in-patients-with-sagittal-synostosis
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Asra Hashmi, Neena I Marupudi, Sandeep Sood, Arlene Rozzelle
BACKGROUND: In our practice, the authors found that molding helmet used for plagiocephaly preoperatively, in patients with sagittal synostosis, decreased bathrocephaly, forehead bossing, and improved posterior vertex, as well as Cephalic Index (CI). This prompted us to investigate the impact of preoperative molding helmet in patients with sagittal synostosis. METHODS: A prospective study was performed on patients undergoing surgical correction of sagittal synostosis, over a 5-year period...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503661/in-vitro-detection-of-hypoxia-using-a-ratiometric-quantum-dot-based-oxygen-sensor
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Armen Shamirian, Hamid Samareh Afsari, Asra Hassan, Lawrence W Miller, Preston T Snee
A quantum-dot based ratiometric fluorescent oxygen probe for the detection of hypoxia in live cells is reported. The system is comprised of a water-soluble near-infrared emissive quantum dot conjugated to perylene dye. The response to the oxygen concentration is investigated using enzymatic oxygen scavenging in water, while in vitro studies were performed with HeLa cells incubated under varying O2 levels. In both cases a significant enhancement in dye/QD emission intensity ratio was observed in the deoxygenated environment, demonstrating the possible use of this probe for cancer research...
October 28, 2016: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492441/residual-enoxaparin-activity-anti-xa-levels-and-concerns-about-the-american-society-of-regional-anesthesia-and-pain-medicine-anticoagulation-guidelines
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Daryl S Henshaw, James D Turner, Daniel J Forest, Garrett R Thompson, Robert S Weller
Currently, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) anticoagulation guidelines recommend that before the performance of a neuraxial procedure a minimum of 24 hours should elapse following a treatment dose of enoxaparin (1 mg/kg twice daily or 1.5 mg/kg once daily). The guidelines have since their inception also consistently recommended against the routine use of anti-Xa level monitoring for patients receiving enoxaparin. However, we noted in our clinical practice that anti-Xa levels were frequently still elevated despite patients meeting the time-based recommendation for treatment dose enoxaparin...
May 10, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433903/one-step-production-of-biodiesel-from-wet-and-unbroken-microalgae-biomass-using-deep-eutectic-solvent
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Ying Pan, Md Asraful Alam, Zhongming Wang, Dalong Huang, Keqin Hu, Hongxuan Chen, Zhenhong Yuan
One-step and Two-step methods were studied for lipid extraction from wet and unbroken (water content is 65-67%) Chlorella sp. and Chlorococcum sp. (GN38) using deep eutectic solvent (DES) treated microalgae cells. Further we optimized the extraction process and studied on its underlying mechanism. Among all DES, Choline chloride-Acetic acid (Ch-Aa) DES treatment showed optimal conditions at the mass ratio of DES: methanol-H2SO4 (2.00%) mixture: algae biomass was 60:40:3 with reaction time was 60min, and the optimum temperature was 110°C (Chlorococcum sp...
April 11, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427624/ultrasound-assisted-biodiesel-production-by-a-novel-composite-of-fe-iii-based-mof-and-phosphotangestic-acid-as-efficient-and-reusable-catalyst
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Ahmad Nikseresht, Asra Daniyali, Mahdi Ali-Mohammadi, Ahmad Afzalinia, Abbas Mirzaie
In this work, esterification of oleic acid by various alcohols is achieved with high yields under ultrasonic irradiation. This reaction performed with a novel heterogeneous catalyst that fabricated by heteropoly acid and Fe(III)-based MOF, namely MIL-53 (Fe). Syntheses of MIL-53 and encapsulation process carry out by ultrasound irradiation at ambient temperature and atmospheric pressure. The prepared composite was characterized by various techniques such as XRD, FT-IR, SEM, BET and ICP that demonstrate excellent catalytic activities, while being highly convenient to synthesize...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383303/early-hospital-readmissions-and-mortality-in-patients-with-decompensated-cirrhosis-enrolled-in-a-large-national-health-insurance-administrative-database
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Steven J Scaglione, Leanne Metcalfe, Stephanie Kliethermes, Ivan Vasilyev, Rebecca Tsang, Allyce Caines, Shaham Mumtaz, Vik Goyal, Asra Khalid, David Shoham, Talar Markossian, Amy Luke, Howard Underwood, Scott J Cotler
BACKGROUND: Patients with decompensated cirrhosis have high rates of morbidity and mortality and frequently require hospital admission. Few studies have examined early readmission as an indicator of 90 day and overall mortality. Analysis of large databases is needed to evaluate the association between early readmission and mortality in decompensated cirrhosis. METHODS: We analyzed 5 years of private, employer-based, health insurance claims data associated with HealthCare Services Corporation on 13...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339551/anticoagulant-and-antiplatelet-management-for-spinal-procedures-a-prospective-descriptive-study-and-interpretation-of-guidelines
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Bradly S Goodman, L McLean House, Sridhar Vallabhaneni, Srinivas Mallempati, Matthew R Willey, Matthew Thomas Smith
Setting.:  Epidural hematoma rarely complicates interventional spine procedures. While anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs increase bleeding risk, cessation may precipitate serious thromboembolic events. The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) and American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) put forth guidelines that dissent with regard to management of hemostatically active agents during commonly performed spinal injections. Objective.:  To validate an antiplatelet/anticoagulant management table based on modifications of the SIS 2013 and ASRA 2015 guidelines...
October 6, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319863/binding-affinity-and-adhesion-force-of-organophosphate-hydrolase-enzyme-with-soil-particles-related-to-the-isoelectric-point-of-the-enzyme
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Shah Md Asraful Islam, Shabina Yeasmin, Md Saiful Islam, Md Shariful Islam
The binding affinity of organophosphate hydrolase enzyme (OphB) with soil particles in relation to the isoelectric point (pI) was studied. Immobilization of OphB with soil particles was observed by confocal microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), and Atomic force microscopy (AFM). The calculated pI of OphB enzyme was increased from 8.69 to 8.89, 9.04 and 9.16 by the single, double and triple mutant of OphB enzyme, respectively through the replacement of negatively charged aspartate with positively charged histidine...
March 16, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259391/sarcoidosis-of-the-ocular-adnexa
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Bipasha Mukherjee, Asra Ambreen, Md Shahid Alam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203507/no-place-like-home-is-there-selection-bias-in-plastic-surgery-residency-match-process
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Asra Hashmi, Faraz A Khan, Rohan Policherla, Christopher S Hamamdjian, Faisal Al-Mufarrej
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168989/pediatric-surgical-capacity-in-africa-current-status-and-future-needs
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Asra Toobaie, Sherif Emil, Doruk Ozgediz, Sanjay Krishnaswami, Dan Poenaru
BACKGROUND: African pediatric surgery (PS) faces multiple challenges. Information regarding existing resources is limited. We surveyed African pediatric surgeons to determine available resources and clinical, educational, and collaborative needs. METHODS: Members of the Pan-African Pediatric Surgical Association (PAPSA) and the Global Pediatric Surgery Network (GPSN) completed a structured email survey covering PS providers, facilities, resources, workload, education/training, disease patterns, and collaboration priorities...
May 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042065/civil-society-driven-drug-policy-reform-for-health-and-human-welfare-india
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Nandini Vallath, Tripti Tandon, Tania Pastrana, Diederik Lohman, S Asra Husain, James Cleary, Ganpati Ramanath, M R Rajagopal
The lack of adequate access to opioids in India as analgesics and for agonist therapies, forces millions to live with severe unalleviated pain, or languish with suffering associated with drug dependence. Although India is a major opium exporter, the excessively prohibitive 1985 narcotics law formulated to control harmful use of drugs, impeded the availability and access to opioids for medical and scientific purposes. Amendment of this law in 2014 established a new national regulatory framework for improved access to essential opioid analgesics...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012104/intravitreal-dexamethasone-implant-for-the-treatment-of-cystoid-macular-oedema-associated-with-acute-retinal-necrosis
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Parthopratim Dutta Majumder, Jyotirmay Biswas, Asra Ambreen, Rowayda Amin, Zahedur Rahman Pannu, Ahmed Magdy Bedda
BACKGROUND: Acute retinal necrosis is a rare but devastating ocular condition. We report two cases of acute retinal necrosis in immunocompetent patients, complicated by cystoid macular oedema and treated with intravitreal dexamethasone (OZURDEX®) implant. RESULTS: Two patients diagnosed with acute retinal necrosis were treated with intravenous acyclovir. Both of them developed cystoid macular oedema following resolution of viral retinitis. Ocular condition of the first patient was further complicated by central serous chorioretinopathy...
December 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997484/what-s-up-with-the-app-inconsistencies-within-the-asra-coags-regional-smartphone-app-leave-practitioners-guessing
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Robyn S Weisman, Ralf E Gebhard
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922963/publication-trends-in-craniofacial-distraction-a-bibliometrical-analysis
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Asra Hashmi, Adam Schumaier, Shenita White, Christina Yi, Faraz A Khan, Curtis J Hanba, Faisal Al-Mufarrej
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to analyze the craniofacial distraction literature published over the last 50 years and to determine various trends in publications. METHODS: A literature search was conducted in November and December 2015. The date search range was 1965 to 2015. Databases searched included Medline, Web of Science, Biosis, SciELO, Data Citation, and Zoologic Records. Data were collected on distraction type, author specialty, date of publication, country, state (if United States), number of citations, journal name, journal type, and Le Fort type (for midfacial distractions)...
January 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913735/preoperative-pulmonary-rehabilitation-for-marginal-function-lung-cancer-patients
#16
Asra Hashmi, Frank A Baciewicz, Ayman O Soubani, Shirish M Gadgeel
Background This study aimed to evaluate the impact of preoperative pulmonary rehabilitation in lung cancer patients undergoing pulmonary resection surgery with marginal lung function. Methods Short-term outcomes of 42 patients with forced expiratory volume in 1 s < 1.6 L who underwent lung resection between 01/2006 and 12/2010 were reviewed retrospectively. They were divided into group A (no preoperative pulmonary rehabilitation) and group B (receiving pulmonary rehabilitation). In group B, a second set of pulmonary function tests was obtained...
January 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902955/extrahepatic-biliary-obstrution-secondary-to-neuroendocrine-tumor-of-the-common-hepatic-duct
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Faraz A Khan, Anastasia Stevens-Chase, Rahman Chaudhry, Asra Hashmi, David Edelman, Donald Weaver
INTRODUCTION: Primary neuroendocrine tumors (NET) of the extrahepatic biliary tree are a rare entity with less than 100 reported cases in the literature. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Here, we report a case of NET of the extrahepatic bile duct in a 64-year-old male patient presenting with painless jaundice, direct hyperbilirubinemia, and mildly elevated transaminases. Diagnostic workup with an ultrasound revealed dilation of the intrahepatic biliary ducts, without cholelithiasis or choledocholithiasis...
November 23, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866604/impact-of-bio-nanogold-on-seed-germination-and-seedling-growth-in-pennisetum-glaucum
#18
Asra Parveen, Bi Bi Zainab Mazhari, Srinath Rao
Nanotechnology is leading towards the development of low cost applications to improve the cultivation and growth of plants. The use of nanotechnology in agriculture will leads to a significant effect on food industry along with opening a new area of research in agroecosystem. In this paper gold nanoparticles were biosynthesized with Cassia auriculata leaf extract at room temperature and characterized by UV-vis spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. The objective of this study was to investigate effect of synthesized bio-nanogold on an important food and biofuel producing plant Pennisetum glaucum...
December 2016: Enzyme and Microbial Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717704/how-informative-are-the-plastic-surgery-residency-websites-to-prospective-applicants
#19
Asra Hashmi, Rohan Policherla, Hector Campbell, Faraz A Khan, Adam Schumaier, Faisal Al-Mufarrej
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the comprehensiveness of plastic surgery program websites. DESIGN: American Medical Association interactive database was accessed for the list of integrated plastic surgery programs, in June 2015. Since then, 67 plastic surgery program websites were accessed and searched for the presence or absence of 31 criteria, which were further grouped into 5 categories: First, program contact information; second, training and research; third, program setup; fourth, benefits and facilities; and fifth, information for applicants...
January 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695179/isolated-naratriptan-associated-ischemic-colitis
#20
Asra Akbar, George Nissan, Priyanka Chaudhry, Priya Rangasamy, Steven Mudrovich
We report a 41-year-old woman who developed histology- and colonoscopy-proven ischemic colitis with the use of naratriptan not exceeding the maximum 2 doses a day and 3 days per week and without a known medical or cardiovascular history. By exclusion of other causes of colonic ischemia, naratriptan was considered the sole causal agent. Discontinuation of naratriptan resulted in a complete clinical recovery. To date, our patient is the youngest known patient to develop ischemic colitis on isolated naratriptan in the setting of no known medical risk factors or predisposing medical condition...
October 2016: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
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