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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230607/effects-of-probiotics-on-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-obese-children-and-adolescents
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Fatemeh Famouri, Zainab Shariat, Mahin Hashemipour, Mojtaba Keikha, Roya Kelishadi
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to evaluate the effects of some probiotics on sonographic and biochemical nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). METHODS: This randomized triple-blind trial was conducted among 64 obese children with sonographic NAFLD. They were randomly allocated to receive probiotic capsule (containing Lactobacillus acidophilus ATCC B3208, 3 × 10 colony forming units [CFU]; Bifidobacterium lactis DSMZ 32269, 6 × 10 CFU; Bifidobacterium bifidum ATCC SD6576, 2 × 10 CFU; Lactobacillus rhamnosus DSMZ 21690, 2 × 10 CFU) or placebo for 12 weeks...
March 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227502/posterior-tibial-nerve-stimulation-using-a-wirelessly-powered-system-in-anesthetized-cats
#2
Zainab Moazzam, Austin R Duke, Paul B Yoo, Zainab Moazzam, Austin R Duke, Paul B Yoo, Paul B Yoo, Zainab Moazzam, Austin R Duke
Posterior Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS) is an effective overactive bladder (OAB) therapy where electrical pulses are typically delivered once per week in a 12-week stimulation regime. While the mechanism of action remains unknown, effective long-term delivery of PTNS has recently become a subject of concern. To this end, a multi-contact electrode was surgically placed in the hind limb region of anesthetized cats to (1) investigate the feasibility of using a wirelessly powered system to stimulate PTN afferents and (2) characterize implant-driven effects of stimulation frequency on modulating bladder activity...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227180/electrical-stimulation-of-the-saphenous-nerve-in-anesthetized-rats-a-novel-therapeutic-approach-to-treating-overactive-bladder
#3
Zainab Moazzam, Paul B Yoo, Zainab Moazzam, Paul B Yoo, Paul B Yoo, Zainab Moazzam
Posterior Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS) is a minimally invasive yet effective therapy for treating overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms with electrical stimulations applied at 20 Hz coupled with amplitudes approximating the foot-twitch threshold (T). However, pre-clinical studies indicate that PTNS-evoked bladder reflexes require stimulation amplitudes exceeding 2T. The objective of this work was to evaluate the presence of secondary low-threshold sensory pathways in the hind-limb region that can be a potential target of activation during clinical PTNS set-up...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216015/differential-regulation-of-nm23-h1-under-hypoxic-and-serum-starvation-conditions-in-metastatic-cancer-cells-and-its-implication-in-emt
#4
Reyaz Ur Rasool, Debasis Nayak, Souneek Chakraborty, Vijay Lakshmi Jamwal, Vidushi Mahajan, Archana Katoch, Mir Mohd Faheem, Zainab Iqra, Hina Amin, Sumit G Gandhi, Anindya Goswami
Multiple stresses are prevalent inside the tumor microenvironment rendering tumor growth, neighboring invasion and metastasis of the cancer cells to distant organs. NM23-H1 is the first metastasis suppressor gene identified and known to be implicated as an important regulator of stress-induced metastasis. Herein, we demonstrated that prototypical NM23-H1 expression diminished during hypoxia and serum starvation in Panc-1/MDA-MB-231 cells, but converse invasion patterns were obtained in these two diverse stresses...
February 4, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208195/echocardiography-in-the-risk-assessment-of-acute-pulmonary-embolism
#5
Talal Dahhan, Fawaz Alenezi, Zainab Samad, Sudarshan Rajagopal
Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality and is classified as massive (high risk), submassive (intermediate risk), or nonmassive (low risk) based on the hemodynamic status and clinical characteristics of the patient. At this time, the management of patients with submassive PE remains controversial and approaches for improving risk assessment are critical. In this review, we discuss several echocardiographic methods to assess right heart function that may aid in the risk assessment of patients with acute PE...
February 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203470/unusual-presentation-of-type-1-idiopathic-macular-telangiectasia
#6
Zaïnab Bentaleb Machkour, Philippe Denis, Laurent Kodjikian
Purpose. To report unusual presentation of type 1A idiopathic macular telangiectasia (IMT). Methods. Two middle-aged women with bilateral IMT were examined. Results. Both patients presented with a gradual vision loss in both eyes. Fundus examination was unremarkable in one case and showed small macular telangiectasia in both eyes in the other case. Fluorescein angiography (FA) revealed early bilateral macular punctuated hyperfluorescence corresponding to the dilated capillaries in both cases. FA and fundus examination confirmed also the absence of vascular abnormalities in the middle or anterior fundus periphery in one case...
2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195619/efficacy-of-the-intravitreal-sustained-release-dexamethasone-implant-for-diabetic-macular-edema-refractory-to-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-therapy-meta-analysis-and-clinical-implications
#7
Zainab Khan, Robin K Kuriakose, Maryam Khan, Eric K Chin, David R P Almeida
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect on best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and efficacy of the intravitreal sustained-release 0.7 mg dexamethasone implant (Ozurdex; Allergan, Irvine, CA) in patients with recalcitrant diabetic macular edema (DME). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Meta-analysis utilizing the MOOSE framework and a random effects model. Studies included adults undergoing treatment with Ozurdex for DME. The methodologic quality of each study was assessed using the MINORS and the Cochrane Collaboration Risk of Bias for randomized studies...
February 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179974/correction-summary-of-glaucoma-diagnostic-testing-accuracy-an-evidence-based-meta-analysis
#8
Saad Ahmed, Zainab Khan, Francie Si, Alex Mao, Irene Pan, Fatemeh Yazdi, Alexander Tsertsvadze, Cindy Hutnik, David Moher, David Tingey, Graham E Trope, Karim F Damji, Jean-Eric Tarride, Ron Goeree, Omar Akhtar, William Hodge
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March 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176618/experience-of-liver-transplant-in-patients-diagnosed-with-budd-chiari-syndrome
#9
Syed Muhammad Raza, Saima Zainab, Ali Reza Shamsaeefar, Saman Nikeghbalian, Seyed Ali Malek Hosseini
OBJECTIVES: Budd-Chiari syndrome can lead to fulminant hepatic failure and cirrhosis. The treatment depends on the severity of disease. Liver transplant is a successful treatment option for those with advanced-stage disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, we analyzed all liver transplants conducted for Budd-Chiari syndrome at the organ transplant unit of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran, from 1993 to January 2016. Overall, 3201 liver transplant procedures were performed...
February 7, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153350/incidence-and-predictors-of-left-atrial-appendage-thrombus-in-patients-treated-with-nonvitamin-k-oral-anticoagulants-versus-warfarin-before-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
#10
Joanne Wyrembak, Kristen B Campbell, Benjamin A Steinberg, Tristram D Bahnson, James P Daubert, Eric J Velazquez, Zainab Samad, Brett D Atwater
The utility of routine transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) to exclude left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombus before atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation in patients treated with nonvitamin K oral anticoagulant (NOAC) therapy is unclear. This single-center retrospective study sought to investigate the incidence of LAA thrombus in patients undergoing routine TEE before AF ablation treated with warfarin or NOAC therapy. We included 937 routine pre-AF ablation TEE procedures performed in patients treated with warfarin (n = 517) or NOAC (n = 420)...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130625/endovascular-thrombectomy-and-post-procedural-headache
#11
Sabrina Khan, Faisal Mohammad Amin, Markus Holtmannspötter, Klaus Hansen, Anna Maria Florescu, Zainab Fakhril-Din, Julie Falkenberg Petersen, Hashmat Ghanizada, Cenk Ayata, David Gaist, Messoud Ashina
BACKGROUND: We investigated the prevalence of post-procedural headache in patients who have undergone thrombectomy for ischemic stroke, and correlated history of migraine with risk of peri-procedural complications. A total of 314 patients underwent thrombectomy at the Danish National Hospital from January 2012 to December 2014. Eligible subjects were phone-interviewed using a purpose-developed semi-structured questionnaire according to the International Classification of Headache Disorders 3, beta version criteria...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127326/assessment-of-surface-markers-derived-from-human-periodontal-ligament-stem-cells-an-in-vitro-study
#12
Zainab Kadkhoda, Sahar Chokami Rafiei, Bahare Azizi, Ahad Khoshzaban
OBJECTIVES: Periodontal tissue regeneration for treatment of periodontal disease has not yet been mastered in tissue engineering. Stem cells, scaffold, and growth factors are the three main basic components of tissue engineering. Periodontal ligament (PDL) contains stem cells; however, the number, potency and features of these cells have not yet been understood. This study aimed to isolate and characterize the properties of PDL stem cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, samples were isolated from the PDL of extracted teeth of five patients and then stained immunohistochemically for detection of cell surface markers...
September 2016: Journal of Dentistry of Tehran University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124276/activated-thrombin-activatable-fibrinolysis-inhibitor-attenuates-the-angiogenic-potential-of-endothelial-cells-potential-relevance-to-the-breast-tumour-microenvironment
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Zainab A Bazzi, Jennifer Balun, Dora Cavallo-Medved, Lisa A Porter, Michael B Boffa
Thrombin-activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI) is a basic carboxypeptidase zymogen present in blood plasma. Proteolytic activation of TAFI by thrombin, thrombin in complex with the endothelial cell cofactor thrombomodulin, or plasmin results in an enzyme (TAFIa) that removes carboxyl-terminal lysine residues from protein and peptide substrates, including cell-surface plasminogen receptors. TAFIa is therefore capable of inhibiting plasminogen activation in the pericellular milieu. Since plasminogen activation has been linked to angiogenesis, TAFIa could therefore have anti-angiogenic properties, and indeed TAFIa has been shown to inhibit endothelial tube formation in a fibrin matrix...
January 25, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111172/self-medication-and-self-prescription-with-antibiotics-in-the-middle-east-do-they-really-happen-a-systematic-review-of-the-prevalence-possible-reasons-and-outcomes
#14
REVIEW
Faten Alhomoud, Zainab Aljamea, Reem Almahasnah, Khawlah Alkhalifah, Lama Basalelah, Farah Kais Alhomoud
OBJECTIVES: There has been no review on the prevalence, possible causes, and clinical outcomes of self-medication with antibiotics (SMA) in the Middle East. METHODS: Databases were searched (January 2000 through June 2016) for articles on SMA among adults aged ≥18 years living in the Middle East. A hand search for relevant citations and key journals was also performed. RESULTS: Twenty-two studies were found. The prevalence of SMA ranged from 19% to 82%...
January 19, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107887/associations-between-positive-emotional-well-being-and-stress-induced-myocardial-ischemia-well-being-scores-predict-exercise-induced-ischemia
#15
Jacob P Feigal, Stephen H Boyle, Zainab Samad, Eric J Velazquez, Jennifer L Wilson, Richard C Becker, Redford B Williams, Cynthia M Kuhn, Thomas L Ortel, Joseph G Rogers, Christopher M O'Connor, Wei Jiang
OBJECTIVE: Depressive symptoms have been associated with myocardial ischemia induced by mental (MSIMI) and exercise (ESIMI) stress in clinically stable ischemic heart disease (IHD) patients, but the association between positive emotions and inducible ischemia is less well characterized. The objective of this study was to examine the associations between ratings of well-being and stress-induced ischemia. METHODS: Subjects were adult patients with documented IHD underwent mental and exercise stress testing for the Responses of Myocardial Ischemia to Escitalopram Treatment (REMIT) trial...
February 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100088/comparability-of-a-short-food-frequency-questionnaire-to-assess-diet-quality-the-discover-study
#16
Mahshid Dehghan, Yipeng Ge, Wala El Sheikh, Monica Bawor, Sumathy Rangarajan, Brittany Dennis, Judith Vair, Heather Sholer, Nichole Hutchinson, Elizabeth Iordan, Pam Mackie, Zainab Samaan
This study aims to assess comparability of a short food frequency questionnaire (SFFQ) used in the Determinants of Suicide: Conventional and Emergent Risk Study (DISCOVER Study) with a validated comprehensive FFQ (CFFQ). A total of 127 individuals completed SFFQ and CFFQ. Healthy eating was measured using Healthy Eating Score (HES). Estimated food intake and healthy eating assessed by SFFQ was compared with the CFFQ. For most food groups and HES, the highest Spearman's rank correlation coefficients between the two FFQs were r > ...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097173/contributing-factors-to-high-risk-sexual-behaviors-among-iranian-adolescent-girls-a-systematic-review
#17
REVIEW
Zainab Alimoradi, Nourossadat Kariman, Masoumeh Simbar, Fazlollah Ahmadi
BACKGROUND: Adolescence is a period of overwhelming changes and challenges, which expose the adolescents to high-risk behaviors. Risky sexual relationship is one of these behaviors that entails physical risks and psychosocial harms. Various factors have been recognized to shape sexual behaviors in adolescents. This paper is an attempt to investigate the factors contributing to high-risk sexual behaviors in Iranian adolescent girls. METHODS: A literature review of the research published by Iranian authors, in Farsi or English language in local and foreign journals, was conducted using PubMed, Science Direct, Scopus, Scientific Information Database (SID), IranMedex, IranDoc, and Google Scholar...
January 2017: International Journal of Community Based Nursing and Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067532/mental-stress-induced-left-ventricular-dysfunction-and-adverse-outcome-in-ischemic-heart-disease-patients
#18
Julia L Sun, Stephen H Boyle, Zainab Samad, Michael A Babyak, Jennifer L Wilson, Cynthia Kuhn, Richard C Becker, Thomas L Ortel, Redford B Williams, Joseph G Rogers, Christopher M O'Connor, Eric J Velazquez, Wei Jiang
Aims Mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia (MSIMI) occurs in up to 70% of patients with clinically stable ischemic heart disease and is associated with increased risk of adverse prognosis. We aimed to examine the prognostic value of indices of MSIMI and exercise stress-induced myocardial ischemia (ESIMI) in a population of ischemic heart disease patients that was not confined by having a recent positive physical stress test. Methods and results The Responses of Mental Stress Induced Myocardial Ischemia to Escitalopram Treatment (REMIT) study enrolled 310 subjects who underwent mental and exercise stress testing and were followed annually for a median of four years...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065958/role-of-clinical-skill-centre-in-undergraduate-medical-education-initial-experience-at-rehman-medical-college-peshawar
#19
Zainab Shafiq, Tariq Saeed Mufti, Iftikhar Qayum
OBJECTIVE: To assess the performance of students on clinical skill factors and to measure the satisfaction level of students related to the training. METHODS: The descriptive study was conducted at Rehman Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan, from August 1 to September 15, 2013, and comprised all third-year medical students who had undergone clinical skill training. Their performance was evaluated through end-of-module objective structured clinical examination. Students' feedback measuring satisfaction on a five-point Likert scale was obtained on a designed validated tool...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035791/indirect-plant-defense-against-insect-herbivores-a-review
#20
REVIEW
Zainab Aljbory, Ming-Shun Chen
Plants respond to herbivore attack by launching two types of defenses: direct defense and indirect defense. Direct defense includes all plant traits that increase the resistance of host plants to insect herbivores by affecting the physiology and/or behavior of the attackers. Indirect defense includes all traits that by themselves do not have significant direct impact on the attacking herbivores, but can attract natural enemies of the herbivores and thus reduce plant loss. When plants recognize herbivore-associated elicitors, they produce and release a blend of volatiles that can attract predators, parasites, and other natural enemies...
December 30, 2016: Insect Science
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