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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.
March 2, 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...
January 29, 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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LETTER
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27614157/enhanced-esterification-of-oleic-acid-and-methanol-by-deep-eutectic-solvent-assisted-amberlyst-heterogeneous-catalyst
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Ying Pan, Md Asraful Alam, Zhongming Wang, Jingcheng Wu, Yi Zhang, Zhenhong Yuan
In present study, esterification of oleic acid with methanol using deep eutectic solvent (DES) assisted Amberlyst heterogeneous catalyst was investigated to produce biodiesel. Results showed that esterification efficiency was enhanced by the DES. The combined effect of DES on Amberlyst BD20 (BD20) is better than Amberlyst 15 (A-15) due to different structure. The optimal reaction conditions were 12:1M ratio of methanol to oleic acid, 20%(wt/wt) catalyst (BD20-DES (2:8) and A-15-DES (8:2)) at 85°C for 100min with agitating at 200rpm...
November 2016: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27550305/comparing-glycaemic-benefits-of-active-versus-passive-lifestyle-intervention-in-kidney-allograft-recipients-caviar-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Joanne Wilcox, Chantelle Waite, Lyndsey Tomlinson, Joanne Driscoll, Asra Karim, Edward Day, Adnan Sharif
BACKGROUND: Lifestyle modification is widely recommended to kidney allograft recipients post transplantation due to the cardiometabolic risks associated with immunosuppression including new-onset diabetes, weight gain and cardiovascular events. However, we have no actual evidence that undertaking lifestyle modification protects from any adverse outcomes post transplantation. The aim of this study is to compare whether a more proactive versus passive interventional approach to modify lifestyle is associated with superior outcomes post kidney transplantation...
August 22, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27547900/spring-2016-abstract-titles-asra-41st-annual-regional-anesthesiology-and-acute-pain-medicine-meeting-march-31-april-2-2016-new-orleans-la
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27509928/gastric-carcinoma-recent-trends-in-diagnostic-biomarkers-and-molecular-targeted-therapies
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REVIEW
Wafa Majeed, Asra Iftikhar, Tanweer Khaliq, Bilal Aslam, Humaira Muzaffar, Komal Atta, Aisha Mahmood, Shahid Waris
Gastric cancer is generally associated with poor survival rates and accounts for a remarkable proportion of global cancer mortality. The prevalence of gastric carcinoma varies in different regions of world and across teh various ethnic groups. On the basis of pathological assessment, gastric cancer can be categorized as intestinal and diffuse carcinomas. The etiology is diverse, including chemical carcinogen exposure, and high salt intake Helicobacter pylori also plays a vital role in the pathogenesis of certain gastric carcinomas...
2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27504549/species-identification-and-antibiotic-susceptibilities-of-coagulase-negative-staphylococci-isolated-from-urinary-tract-infection-specimens
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Asra Hashmi, Farhan Essa Abdullah, Nihal Essa Abdullah, Shahana Urooj Kazmi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of Coagulase- negative S. aureusin urinary tract infections and sensitivities of these isolates to antimicrobial agents. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Dr. Essa Laboratory and Immunology and Infectious Disease Research Laboratory (IIDRL), Microbiology Department, University of Karachi, from January 2009 to January 2010. METHODOLOGY: Urine specimens, suggestive of urinary tract infection (UTI), were identified...
July 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27389935/bifunctional-ligands-for-inhibition-of-tight-binding-protein-protein-interactions
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Taavi Ivan, Erki Enkvist, Birgit Viira, Ganesh Babu Manoharan, Gerda Raidaru, Alexander Pflug, Kazi Asraful Alam, Manuela Zaccolo, Richard Alan Engh, Asko Uri
The acknowledged potential of small-molecule therapeutics targeting disease-related protein-protein interactions (PPIs) has promoted active research in this field. The strategy of using small molecule inhibitors (SMIs) to fight strong (tight-binding) PPIs tends to fall short due to the flat and wide interfaces of PPIs. Here we propose a biligand approach for disruption of strong PPIs. The potential of this approach was realized for disruption of the tight-binding (KD = 100 pM) tetrameric holoenzyme of cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA)...
August 17, 2016: Bioconjugate Chemistry
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