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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448942/assessing-knowledge-of-symptoms-and-first-aid-care-of-epilepsy-in-grenada-west-indies
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Sean C Cofano, Disep Ojukwu, Natasha Mozumdar, Zainab Raza, Shipra Saigal, Shashank Musku, Safwan Zar, Michael Merolla, Tuula O Jalonen
Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder that is increasingly prevalent in developing countries. It is critical to provide appropriate support to patients during seizures in order to prevent injuries. False beliefs regarding the etiology or pathogenesis of the epilepsy and inadequate health information may put patients with epilepsy or other seizure disorders at increased risk of injury. Our objective was to assess the level of epilepsy awareness amongst the general population in Grenada and educate the participants regarding proper first-aid measures...
April 24, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441660/the-phenotype-and-outcome-of-infantile-cardiomyopathy-caused-by-a-homozygous-elac2-mutation
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Zarghuna M A Shinwari, Abdulrahman Almesned, Ali Alakhfash, Ahmad M Al-Rashdan, Eissa Faqeih, Zainab Al-Humaidi, Ahmed Alomrani, Malak Alghamdi, Dilek Colak, Abdullah Alwadai, Monther Rababh, Majid Al-Fayyadh, Zuhair N Al-Hassnan
OBJECTIVE: Cardiomyopathy (CMP) in children is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of disorders. Disease-associated mutations have been identified in more than 50 genes. Recently, mutations in the mitochondrial tRNA processing gene, ELAC2, were reported to be associated with the recessively inherited form of hypertrophic CMP (HCM). This study is aimed at describing the cardiac phenotype and outcome of ELAC2 mutation. METHODS: We performed whole exome sequencing followed by targeted mutation screening to identify the genetic etiology of severe infantile-onset CMP in 64 consanguineous Saudi families...
April 26, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439036/reclassification-of-the-specialized-metabolite-producer-pseudomonas-mesoacidophila-atcc-31433-as-a-member-of-the-burkholderia-cepacia-complex
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E Joel Loveridge, Cerith Jones, Matthew J Bull, Suzy C Moody, Małgorzata W Kahl, Zainab Khan, Louis Neilson, Marina Tomeva, Sarah E Adams, Andrew C Wood, Daniel Rodriguez-Martin, Ingrid Pinel, Julian Parkhill, Eshwar Mahenthiralingam, John Crosby
Pseudomonas mesoacidophila ATCC 31433 is a Gram-negative bacterium, first isolated from Japanese soil samples, which produces the monobactam isosulfazecin and the β-lactam potentiating bulgecins. To characterize the biosynthetic potential of P. mesoacidophila ATCC 31433 its complete genome was determined using single molecule real time DNA sequence analysis. The 7.8 Mb genome comprised four replicons: three chromosomal, each encoding ribosomal RNA, and one plasmid. Phylogenetic analysis demonstrated that P...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438308/cardiovascular-outcomes-with-surgical-left-atrial-appendage-exclusion-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-who-underwent-valvular-heart-surgery-from-the-national-inpatient-sample-database
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Ayman Elbadawi, Odunayo Olorunfemi, Gbolahan O Ogunbayo, Marwan Saad, Islam Y Elgendy, Zainab Arif, Haytham Badran, Deola Saheed, Hamdy M A Ahmed, Mohan Rao
Left atrial appendage (LAA) exclusion is a commonly performed procedure to reduce the embolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who underwent cardiac surgeries. Our study aimed to evaluate the in-hospital outcomes of LAA exclusion in patients with AF who underwent valvular heart surgeries. We queried the Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database from 1998 to 2013 for patients with the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Edition, Clinical Modification, diagnosis codes for AF and underwent any valvular heart surgery...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418555/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-versus-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement
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Marat Fudim, Gerald S Bloomfield, Zainab Samad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 18, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412155/ascorbic-acid-inhibits-human-insulin-aggregation-and-protects-against-amyloid-induced-cytotoxicity
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Parvez Alam, Ayesha Zainab Beg, Mohammad Khursheed Siddiqi, Sumit Kumar Chaturvedi, Ravi Kant Rajpoot, Mohd Rehan Ajmal, Masihuz Zaman, Ali S Abdelhameed, Rizwan Hasan Khan
Protein aggregation into oligomers and fibrils are associated with many human pathophysiologies. Compounds that modulate protein aggregation and interact with preformed fibrils and convert them to less toxic species, expect to serve as promising drug candidates and aid to the drug development efforts against aggregation diseases. In present study, the kinetics of amyloid fibril formation by human insulin (HI) and the anti-amyloidogenic activity of ascorbic acid (AA) were investigated by employing various spectroscopic, imaging and computational approaches...
May 1, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403167/wireless-multihop-backhauls-for-rural-areas-a-preliminary-study
#7
Zainab Zaidi, Kun-Chan Lan
Rural areas have very low revenue potential. The major issue in providing low-cost broadband to rural areas is to provide reliable backhaul connections that spread over tens or even hundreds of miles, connecting villages to the nearest service provider. Along with aerial networks of Google and Facebook, there has been a considerable amount of research toward long-distance terrestrial WiFi links. As a comparison, WiFi routers are easier to be deployed and maintained by non-technical people from the local communities, whereas the aerial networks require professional support to operate...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401336/genome-wide-identification-and-characterization-of-nb-arc-resistant-genes-in-wheat-triticum-aestivum-l-and-their-expression-during-leaf-rust-infection
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Saket Chandra, Andaleeb Z Kazmi, Zainab Ahmed, Gargi Roychowdhury, Veena Kumari, Manish Kumar, Kunal Mukhopadhyay
NB-ARC domain-containing resistance genes from the wheat genome were identified, characterized and localized on chromosome arms that displayed differential yet positive response during incompatible and compatible leaf rust interactions. Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is an important cereal crop; however, its production is affected severely by numerous diseases including rusts. An efficient, cost-effective and ecologically viable approach to control pathogens is through host resistance. In wheat, high numbers of resistance loci are present but only few have been identified and cloned...
April 11, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385542/model-systems-for-studying-the-role-of-canalicular-efflux-transporters-in-drug-induced-cholestatic-liver-disease
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Bruno Stieger, Zainab M Mahdi
Bile formation is a key function of the liver. Disturbance of bile flow may lead to liver disease and is called cholestasis. Cholestasis may be inherited such as for example in progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis or acquired, such as for example by drug-mediated inhibition of bile salt export from hepatocytes into the canaliculi. The key transport system for exporting bile salts into the canaliculi is the bile salt export pump. Inhibition of the bile salt export pump by drugs is a well-established cause of drug-induced cholestasis...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383094/prevalence-and-determinants-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-among-a-sample-of-adult-smokers-in-baghdad-iraq-2014
#10
Faris Al Lami, Zainab Salim
This cross-sectional study was conducted to estimate the prevalence and identify determinants of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among a convenience sample of 325 adult smokers in Baghdad, Iraq, 2014. Beside demographic variables, participants had Lung Function Questionnaire to assess respiratory symptoms; individuals with a score of ≤18 had a spirometry examination. Those with FEV1/FVC ratio <70% had post bronchodilator spirometry; those with FEV1/FVC% of <70% and <200 ml improvement of FEV1 were considered COPD cases...
March 30, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381321/the-impact-of-total-immunoglobulin-e-levels-on-outcomes-of-maximal-medical-therapy-for-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Ana M Lemos-Rodriguez, Zainab Farzal, Satyan B Sreenath, Brian D Thorp, Brent A Senior, Adam M Zanation, Charles S Ebert
INTRODUCTION: The goal of this project was to evaluate the impact of immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels on outcomes in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) who received maximal medical therapy (MMT). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Thirty-eight patients who underwent MMT for CRS were assigned to three different cohorts based on their IgE levels: low IgE (<25 IU), moderate (>25 to <149 IU), and high (≥150 IU). The primary outcome evaluated was MMT failure with a surgical recommendation within each IgE cohort...
March 1, 2017: Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367647/risk-for-postpartum-hemorrhage-transfusion-and-hemorrhage-related-morbidity-at-low-moderate-and-high-volume-hospitals
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Audrey A Merriam, Jason D Wright, Zainab Siddiq, Mary E D'Alton, Alexander M Friedman, Cande V Ananth, Brian T Bateman
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to characterize risk for and temporal trends in postpartum hemorrhage across hospitals with different delivery volumes. STUDY DESIGN: This study used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) to characterize risk for postpartum hemorrhage from 1998 to 2011. Hospitals were classified as having either low, moderate or high delivery volume (≤1000, 1001 to 2000, >2000 deliveries per year, respectively). The primary outcomes included postpartum hemorrhage, transfusion, and related severe maternal morbidity...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367308/association-between-cannabis-use-and-methadone-maintenance-treatment-outcomes-an-investigation-into-sex-differences
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Laura Zielinski, Meha Bhatt, Nitika Sanger, Carolyn Plater, Andrew Worster, Michael Varenbut, Jeff Daiter, Guillaume Pare, David C Marsh, Dipika Desai, James MacKillop, Meir Steiner, Stephanie McDermid Vaz, Lehana Thabane, Zainab Samaan
BACKGROUND: Cannabis will soon become legalized in Canada, and it is currently unclear how this will impact public health. Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) is the most common pharmacological treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD), and despite its documented effectiveness, a large number of patients respond poorly and experience relapse to illicit opioids. Some studies implicate cannabis use as a risk factor for poor MMT response. Although it is well established that substance-use behaviors differ by sex, few of these studies have considered sex as a potential moderator...
2017: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364720/metal-oxide-surfaces-for-enhanced-colorimetric-response-in-bioassays
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Enock Bonyi, Zeenat Kukoyi, Oluseyi Daodu, Zainab Boone-Kukoyi, Sahin Coskun, Husnu Emrah Unalan, Kadir Aslan
Physical stability of metal nanoparticle films on planar surfaces can be increased by employing surface modification techniques and/or type of metal nanoparticles. Subsequently, the enzymatic response of colorimetric bioassays can be increased for improved dynamic range for the detection of biomolecules. Using a model bioassay b-BSA, three planar platforms (1) poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) with silver thin films (STFs), (2) silver nanowires (Ag NWs) on paper and (3) indium tin oxide (ITO) on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) were evaluated to investigate the extent of increase in the colorimetric signal...
March 18, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360252/state-of-reporting-of-primary-biomedical-research-a-scoping-review-protocol
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Guowei Li, Lawrence Mbuagbaw, Zainab Samaan, Yanling Jin, Ikunna Nwosu, Mitchell A H Levine, Jonathan D Adachi, Lehana Thabane
INTRODUCTION: Incomplete or inconsistent reporting remains a major concern in the biomedical literature. Incomplete or inconsistent reporting may yield the published findings unreliable, irreproducible or sometimes misleading. In this study based on evidence from systematic reviews and surveys that have evaluated the reporting issues in primary biomedical studies, we aim to conduct a scoping review with focuses on (1) the state-of-the-art extent of adherence to the emerging reporting guidelines in primary biomedical research, (2) the inconsistency between protocols or registrations and full reports and (3) the disagreement between abstracts and full-text articles...
March 29, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347350/the-association-between-age-of-onset-of-opioid-use-and-comorbidity-among-opioid-dependent-patients-receiving-methadone-maintenance-therapy
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Leen Naji, Brittany Burns Dennis, Monica Bawor, Michael Varenbut, Jeff Daiter, Carolyn Plater, Guillaume Pare, David C Marsh, Andrew Worster, Dipika Desai, James MacKillop, Lehana Thabane, Zainab Samaan
BACKGROUND: Opioid use disorder (OUD) affects approximately 21.9 million people worldwide. This study aims to determine the association between age of onset of opioid use and comorbid disorders, both physical and psychiatric, in patients receiving methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) for OUD. Understanding this association may inform clinical practice about important prognostic factors of patients on MMT, enabling clinicians to identify high-risk patients. METHODS: This study includes data collected between June 2011 and August 2016 for the Genetics of Opioid Addiction research collaborative between McMaster University and the Canadian Addiction Treatment Centers...
March 28, 2017: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338073/veratridine-produces-distinct-calcium-response-profiles-in-mouse-dorsal-root-ganglia-neurons
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Zainab A Mohammed, Ciara Doran, David Grundy, Mohammed A Nassar
Nociceptors are a subpopulation of dorsal root ganglia (DRG) neurons that detect noxious stimuli and signal pain. Veratridine (VTD) is a voltage-gated sodium channel (VGSC) modifier that is used as an "agonist" in functional screens for VGSC blockers. However, there is very little information on VTD response profiles in DRG neurons and how they relate to neuronal subtypes. Here we characterised VTD-induced calcium responses in cultured mouse DRG neurons. Our data shows that the heterogeneity of VTD responses reflects distinct subpopulations of sensory neurons...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337558/improving-on-the-diagnostic-characteristics-of-echocardiography-for-pulmonary-hypertension
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Kathleen Broderick-Forsgren, Clemontina A Davenport, Joseph A Sivak, Charles William Hargett, Michael C Foster, Andrew Monteagudo, Alicia Armour, Sudarshan Rajagopal, Kristine Arges, Eric J Velazquez, Zainab Samad
This retrospective study evaluated the diagnostic characteristics of a combination of echocardiographic parameters for pulmonary hypertension (PH). Right ventricular systolic pressure (RVSP) estimation by echocardiography (echo) is used to screen for PH. However, the sensitivity of this method is suboptimal. We hypothesized that RVSP estimation in conjunction with other echo parameters would improve the value of echo for PH. The Duke Echo database was queried for adult patients with known or suspected PH who had undergone both echo and right heart catheterization (RHC) within a 24 h period between 1/1/2008 and 12/31/2013...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298238/biofed-federated-query-processing-over-life-sciences-linked-open-data
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Ali Hasnain, Qaiser Mehmood, Syeda Sana E Zainab, Muhammad Saleem, Claude Warren, Durre Zehra, Stefan Decker, Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann
BACKGROUND: Biomedical data, e.g. from knowledge bases and ontologies, is increasingly made available following open linked data principles, at best as RDF triple data. This is a necessary step towards unified access to biological data sets, but this still requires solutions to query multiple endpoints for their heterogeneous data to eventually retrieve all the meaningful information. Suggested solutions are based on query federation approaches, which require the submission of SPARQL queries to endpoints...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Semantics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292362/invasive-ductal-carcinoma-correlation-of-immunophenotypic-features-with-age
#20
Fouzia Lateef, Saba Jamal, Surrayya Nasir, Zainab Jamil
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the frequency of hormone receptors and Her2neu expression and their correlation with age in patients of carcinoma breast. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive, cross-sectional study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Histopathology, Dr. Ziauddin Hospital, Karachi, between the period 2006 - 2013. METHODOLOGY: Estrogen receptors, progesterone receptors and Her2neu immunohistochemical staining was performed on all specimens of carcinoma breast of female patients...
January 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
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