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Frances Marcus Lewis, Kristin A Griffith, Amy Walker, Robin M Lally, Elizabeth T Loggers, Ellen H Zahlis, Mary Ellen Shands, Zainab Alzawad, Hebah Al Mulla, Nai-Ching Chi
PURPOSE: The purposes of the study were to (1) test the short-term impact of a telephone-delivered cancer parenting education program, the Enhancing Connections-Telephone (EC-T) Program, on maternal anxiety, depressed mood, parenting competencies, and child behavioral-emotional adjustment and (2) compare those outcomes with outcomes achieved from an in-person delivery of the same program (EC). METHODS: Thirty-two mothers comprised the sample for the within-group design and 77 mothers for the between-group design...
October 21, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Zainab Khan, Jordan Milko, Munir Iqbal, Moness Masri, David R P Almeida
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the power of unpaired t tests in prospective, randomized controlled trials when these tests failed to detect a statistically significant difference and to determine the frequency of type II errors. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: We examined all prospective, randomized controlled trials published between 2010 and 2012 in 4 major ophthalmology journals (Archives of Ophthalmology, British Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, and American Journal of Ophthalmology)...
October 2016: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
Nishone Thompson, Zainab Boone-Kukoyi, Raquel Shortt, Carisse Lansiquot, Bridgit Kioko, Enock Bonyi, Salih Toker, Birol Ozturk, Kadir Aslan
Gout is caused by the overproduction of uric acid and the inefficient metabolism of dietary purines in humans. Current treatments of gout, which include anti-inflammatory drugs, cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors, and systemic glucocorticoids, have harmful side-effects. Our research laboratory has recently introduced an innovative approach for the decrystallization of biological and chemical crystals using the Metal-Assisted and Microwave-Accelerated Evaporative Decrystallization (MAMAD) technique. In the MAMAD technique, microwave energy is used to heat and activate gold nanoparticles that behave as "nano-bullets" to rapidly disrupt the crystal structure of biological crystals placed on planar surfaces...
October 18, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Zahoor Qadir Samra, Sadaf Shabir, Zainab Rahmat, Mariam Zaman, Aqsa Nazir, Nadia Dar, Muhammad Amin Athar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 18, 2016: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Fatemeh Famouri, Zainab Shariat, Mahin Hashemipour, Mojtaba Keikha, Roya Kelishadi
OBJECTIVES: This trial aims to evaluate the effects of some probiotics on sonographic and biochemical non-alcoholic 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; B bifidum ATCC SD6576, 2 × 10 CFU; L rhamnosus DSMZ 21690, 2 × 10 CFU) or placebo for 12 weeks...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Anish Khalil, Muhammad Faheem, Ammad Fahim, Haran Innocent, Zainab Mansoor, Shehrbano Rizvi, Hizra Farrukh
Background. The biomedical care for cancer has not been complemented by psychosocial progressions in cancer care. Objectives. To find the prevalence of anxiety and depression amongst cancer patients in a hospital setting. Design and Setting. This cross-sectional study was conducted at the tertiary care hospitals Shifa International Hospital Islamabad and Nuclear Medicine, Oncology, and Radiotherapy Institute [NORI]. Patients and Methods. 300 patients were interviewed from both the outpatient and inpatient department using The Aga Khan University Anxiety and Depression Scale (AKUADS)...
2016: Psychiatry Journal
Shahzad Hussain, Zainab Khattak, Sidra Mahmood, Farnaz Malik, Humayun Riaz, Syed Atif Raza, Samiullah Khan
The microbial and chemical analysis of illicit drug samples from different areas of Pakistan i.e. Quetta, Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad was conducted in a cross-sectional study at National Institute of Health, Islamabad. The drug samples were confiscated by Anti Narcotics Force (ANF), Pakistan. Microbial analysis was done by estimating bioburden which revealed the presence of gram negative and positive bacteria's, fungus, Streptococcus, Staphylococcus species. Trypton soya agar was used for total aerobic count, MacConkey agar for gram-negative bacteria, Sabouraud dextrose agar for fungus and Vogel-Johnson agar for Streptococcus and Staphylococcus species...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Zainab Rahil, Sara Pedron, Xuefeng Wang, TaekJip Ha, Brendan Harley, Deborah Leckband
Correction for 'Nanoscale mechanics guides cellular decision making' by Zainab Rahil et al., Integr. Biol., 2016, DOI: .
September 12, 2016: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
Stefan Perera, Rebecca Eisen, Meha Bhatt, Neera Bhatnagar, Russell de Souza, Lehana Thabane, Zainab Samaan
BACKGROUND: Light therapy is a known treatment for patients with seasonal affective disorder. However, the efficacy of light therapy in treating patients with non-seasonal depression remains inconclusive. AIMS: To provide the current state of evidence for efficacy of light therapy in non-seasonal depressive disorders. METHOD: Systematic review of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) was conducted by searching MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, CINAHL, and CENTRAL from their inception to September 2015...
March 2016: BJPsych Open
Zainab Jiyad, Peter O'Rourke, H Peter Soyer, Adèle C Green
Actinic keratoses (AKs) are common lesions that are usually diagnosed clinically. We sought to examine the accuracy of AK counts on digital photographs when compared with clinical examination counts. Skin sites of renal transplant recipients were examined clinically and on digital photographs by independent dermatologically-trained examiners. Specificity, sensitivity and Kendall's tau-b correlation coefficient were calculated based on exact photographic AK counts as well as counts with ± 1 AK tolerance...
October 4, 2016: Acta Dermato-venereologica
Joseph A Dikun, Ashley S Crumby, Zainab Shahpurwala, Jill Hall, Theresa L Charrois, Meagen M Rosenthal
OBJECTIVES: The objective was to identify literature providing a description of characteristics contributing to pharmacists' individual level success in providing advanced patient care. DESIGN: An interpretive scoping review was conducted to synthesize knowledge and address the study objective. SETTING: Searches were undertaken in Ovid MEDLINE (1946-2015), EMBASE (1974-2015), and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (1970-2015). PARTICIPANTS: Not applicable...
September 28, 2016: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
Ashraf Direkvand-Moghadam, Zainab Suhrabi, Malihe Akbari, Azadeh Direkvand-Moghadam
BACKGROUND: Female sexual dysfunction, which can occur during any stage of a normal sexual activity, is a serious condition for individuals and couples. The present study aimed to determine the prevalence and predictive factors of female sexual dysfunction in women referred to health centers in Ilam, the Western Iran, in 2014. METHODS: In the present cross-sectional study, 444 women who attended health centers in Ilam were enrolled from May to September 2014. Participants were selected according to the simple random sampling method...
September 2016: Korean Journal of Family Medicine
Vivak Hansrani, Zainab Dhorat, Charles N McCollum
BACKGROUND: Pelvic vein incompetence is a cause for pelvic pain and recurrent varicose veins in women. The gold standard diagnostic method is reflux venography involving radiation, nephrotoxic contrast and jugular puncture. Trans-vaginal ultrasound (TVU) is increasingly being used as a diagnostic tool for pelvic vein incompetence. METHODS: Fifty women with clinical suspicion of pelvic vein incompetence and aged between 18 and 55 years were recruited prospectively over two years at a large UK University Teaching Hospital...
September 29, 2016: Vascular
Saima Zainab, Masood Kadir
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of physical abuse among domestic child labours and to assess the nutritional status by calculating the Body Mass Index of children involved in domestic labour in Karachi. METHODS: A cross sectional study was conducted in the squatter settlements of Karachi. Questionnaire based interviews were conducted to capture physical abuse with 385 children who worked as domestic labour in the household of their employer. The ages of the children were between 10 to 14 years belonging to both genders...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Jafar Ali, Abdul Hameed, Safia Ahmed, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Shama Zainab, Naeem Ali
Biological routes of synthesising metal nanoparticles (NPs) using microbes have been gaining much attention due to their low toxicity and eco-friendly nature. Pseudomonas aeruginosa JP2 isolated from metal contaminated soil was evaluated towards extracellular synthesis of silver NPs (AgNPs). Cell-free extract (24 h) of the bacterial isolate was reacted with AgNO3 for 24 h in order to fabricate AgNPs. Preliminary observations were recorded in terms of colour change of the reaction mixture from yellow to greyish black...
October 2016: IET Nanobiotechnology
Abdolreza Yazdani, Holly Bilton, Alyssa Vito, Afaf R Genady, Stephanie M Rathmann, Zainab Ahmad, Nancy Janzen, Shannon Czorny, Brian M Zeglis, Lynn C Francesconi, John F Valliant
A high yield synthesis of a novel, small molecule, bisphosphonate-modified trans-cyclooctene (TCO-BP, 2) that binds to regions of active bone metabolism and captures functionalized tetrazines in vivo, via the bioorthogonal inverse electron demand Diels-Alder (IEDDA) cycloaddition, was developed. A (99m)Tc-labeled derivative of 2 demonstrated selective localization to shoulder and knee joints in a biodistribution study in normal mice. Compound 2 reacted rapidly with a (177)Lu-labeled tetrazine in vitro, and pretargeting experiments in mice, using 2 and the (177)Lu-labeled tetrazine, yielded high activity concentrations in shoulder and knee joints, with minimal uptake in other tissues...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Joseph Rabi, Vovanti Jones, Hasan Abad, Zainab A Naji, Zahra Khudeira, Michelle S Gittler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Zohaib Amjad Khan, Nabeel Kamal, Asad Hameed, Amama Mahmood, Rida Zainab, Bushra Sadia, Shamyl Bin Mansoor, Osman Hasan
Virtual reality (VR) training simulators have started playing a vital role in enhancing surgical skills, such as hand-eye coordination in laparoscopy, and practicing surgical scenarios that cannot be easily created using physical models. We describe a new VR simulator for basic training in laparoscopy, i.e. SmartSIM, which has been developed using a generic open-source physics engine called the simulation open framework architecture (SOFA). This paper describes the systems perspective of SmartSIM including design details of both hardware and software components, while highlighting the critical design decisions...
September 27, 2016: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
Zainab M Alalawi, Monief M Eid, Ahmed I Albarrak
BACKGROUND: Picture archiving and communication system (PACS) are management information systems used for distributing, viewing and archiving digital images by integrating different types of modalities through communication networks. PACS have many advantages that can lead to improving health care quality. PACS has been widely used in hospitals in Saudi Arabia for the past 10 years. However, an extensive review of literature in the field of PACS, among physicians and radiologists in Saudi Arabia, showed lack of local studies of this costly and newly implemented technology...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Infection and Public Health
Zainab Ahmadi, Josefin Sundh, Anna Bornefalk-Hermansson, Magnus Ekström
Long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) ≥ 15 h/day improves survival in hypoxemic chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). LTOT 24 h/day is often recommended but may pose an unnecessary burden with no clear survival benefit compared with LTOT 15 h/day. The aim was to test the hypothesis that LTOT 24 h/day decreases all-cause, respiratory, and cardiovascular mortality compared to LTOT 15 h/day in hypoxemic COPD. This was a prospective, observational, population-based study of COPD patients starting LTOT between October 1, 2005 and June 30, 2009 in Sweden...
2016: PloS One
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