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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
#2
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286050/the-role-of-maternal-age-in-twin-pregnancy-outcomes
#3
Amelia S McLennan, Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, Cande V Ananth, Jason D Wright, Zainab Siddiq, Mary E D'Alton, Alexander M Friedman
BACKGROUND: There is limited data on how maternal age is related to twin pregnancy outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between maternal age and risk for preterm birth, fetal death, and neonatal death in the setting of twin pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: This population-based study of US birth, fetal death, and period linked birth-infant death files from 2007-2013 evaluated neonatal outcomes for twin pregnancies. Maternal age was categorized as 15 to 17, 18 to 24, 25 to 29, 30 to 34, 35 to 39, and ≥40 years of age...
March 9, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272008/an-expansile-well-defined-radiolucency-in-anterior-mandible-case-presentation-with-treatment-approach-and-literature-update
#4
Shelly Arora, Aadithya B Urs, Zainab Choudhary
A 15-year-old Indian male patient presented with a history of pain and swelling in left mandible. Imaging studies revealed a well-defined unilocular radiolucency in the body of the mandible. Patient also gave the past history of the surgery of the jaws, which was histopathologically diagnosed as dentigerous cyst. Following this patient underwent incisional biopsy and later excisional biopsy. The histopathologic diagnosis for incisional biopsy was unicystic ameloblastoma but final diagnosis was dentinogenic ghost cell tumor for the excised tissue...
January 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269268/posterior-tibial-nerve-stimulation-using-a-wirelessly-powered-system-in-anesthetized-cats
#5
Zainab Moazzam, Austin R Duke, Paul B Yoo
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/28268971/electrical-stimulation-of-the-saphenous-nerve-in-anesthetized-rats-a-novel-therapeutic-approach-to-treating-overactive-bladder
#6
Zainab Moazzam, Paul B Yoo
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/28263584/switchable-nonlinear-optical-and-tunable-luminescent-properties-triggered-by-multiple-phase-transitions-in-a-perovskite-like-compound
#7
Lin Zhou, Xuan Zheng, Ping-Ping Shi, Zainab Zafar, Heng-Yun Ye, Da-Wei Fu, Qiong Ye
A new perovskite-like inorganic-organic hybrid compound [Et3(n-Pr)P][Cd(dca)3] (1) (where [Et3(n-Pr)P](+) is the propyltriethylphosphonium cation and dca is a dicyanamide ligand) was discovered to undergo three reversible phase transitions at 270 K (T1), 386 K (T2), and 415 K (T3), respectively. The variable-temperature single-crystal X-ray structural analyses reveal that these sequential phase transitions originate from the deformations of the [Cd(dca)3](-) frameworks and the concomitant reorientations of the [Et3(n-Pr)P](+) guest cations...
March 6, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258071/opting-out-a-single-centre-pilot-study-assessing-the-reasons-for-and-the-psychosocial-impact-of-withdrawing-from-living-kidney-donor-evaluation
#8
Carrie Thiessen, Zainab Jaji, Michael Joyce, Paula Zimbrean, Peter Reese, Elisa J Gordon, Sanjay Kulkarni
Understanding why individuals opt out of living donation is crucial to enhancing protections for all living donors and to identify modifiable barriers to donation. We developed an ethical approach to conducting research on individuals who opted out of living kidney donation and applied it in a small-scale qualitative study at one US transplant centre. The seven study participants (64% response rate) had varied reasons for opting out, the most prominent of which was concern about the financial burden from lost wages during the postoperative period...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253188/clinical-assessment-of-the-gingival-contours-and-proximal-contact-areas-in-the-maxillary-anterior-dentition
#9
Ranganath Venugopal, Arshia Zainab A Jameel Ahmed, Ashish S Nichani
Gingival display has been identified as a critical element in a beautiful smile and thus in facial esthetics. The present study aimed to assess the gingival line angle (GLA); the distance between the gingival zenith of maxillary lateral incisor and the gingival line (LID); and the ratio between the height of the proximal contact area (PCA) and crown length, referred to as the proximal contact area proportion (PCAP). Fifty patients, aged 21-30 years, were recruited for study. Maxillary impressions were made using irreversible hydrocolloid and poured in dental stone, and facebow records were used to mount the master casts in an articulator...
March 2017: General Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243957/-walk-with-us%C3%A2-student-peer-mentoring-in-interdisciplinary-cancer-education
#10
Zainab Al-Maqrashi, Yasser Al-Lawati, Amira Al-Sadi, Malak Al-Wahaiby, Ritu Lakhtakia
'Walk with us…' reflects on a series of innovative educational journeys that have offered value addition in cancer education of health professions students. It provides an insight into interdisciplinary peer education through extra-curricular pathways. It taps on student creativity and inspirational techniques in health education that stimulate student-centered learning.
February 27, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239574/do-nasal-surgeries-affect-mucociliary-clearance
#11
Rajeshwary Aroor, Zainab Sunu Ali, K S Gangadhara Somayaji
The study was conducted to assess the impact of different nasal surgeries on the nasal mucociliary clearance mechanism. Mucociliary function of the nasal mucosa of patients who were undergoing various nasal surgeries was assessed by the Saccharin test by placing 5 mg saccharin granule on the anterior end of the inferior turbinate 1 day prior to the surgery. The time required for the test subject to experience a sweet taste was measured in minutes. Post-operatively the test was repeated 6 weeks after the surgery and the test times were compared...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238061/mirnas-major-modulators-for-crop-growth-and-development-under-abiotic-stresses
#12
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Ali Noman, Shah Fahad, Muhammad Aqeel, Usman Ali, Amanullah, Sumera Anwar, Shahbaz Khan Baloch, Madiha Zainab
Cumulatively, biotic and abiotic stresses of various magnitudes can decrease the production of crops by 70%. miRNAs have emerged as a genetic tool with enormous potential that can be exploited to understand stress tolerance at the molecular level and eventually regulate stress in crops. Plant miRNA targets frequently fit into diverse families of TFs that control the expression of genes related to a certain trait. As key machinery in gene regulatory networks, it is agreed that a broad understanding of miRNAs will greatly increase our understanding of plant responses to environmental stresses...
February 25, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230607/effects-of-probiotics-on-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-obese-children-and-adolescents
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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