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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738636/one-step-hydrothermal-synthesis-and-characterization-of-moss-like-mwcnt-bi2s3-nanomaterial-for-solid-phase-extraction-of-copper
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Zainab Manzoor Memon, Erkan Yilmaz, Mustafa Soylak
The present work was designed with the aim to one step simple hydrothermal synthesis of moss like MWCNT-Bi2S3 nanomaterial as solid phase extraction sorbent for separation, preconcentration and determination of copper in tobacco and food samples. Cu(II) ions was strongly retained on the MWCNT-Bi2S3 nanomaterial at the pH 7.0 and was successfully desorbed by using 1.5mL of 4M HNO3. The copper concentration in eluent was determined by flame atomic absorption spectrometer. The certified reference material (NC SZC 73033 Scallion) was analyzed for the verification and accuracy of the proposed method...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735629/dose-dense-carboplatin-paclitaxel-improves-progression-free-survival-in-patients-with-endometrial-cancer
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Liron Kogan, Ido Laskov, Zainab Amajoud, Jeremie Abitbol, Amber Yasmeen, David Octeau, Asma Fatnassi, Roy Kessous, Neta Eisenberg, Susie Lau, Walter H Gotlieb, Shannon Salvador
OBJECTIVE: Pilot study to assess the value of weekly paclitaxel plus carboplatin every 3weeks (dose dense regimen, DD) compared to the standard 3-weekly protocol in the adjuvant setting for endometrial cancer. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study comparing consecutive patients with high and intermediate-high risk endometrial cancer, undergoing DD protocol (from 2011 to 2015) to a non-overlapping historical cohort with similar characteristics who received treatment every three weeks (2008-2011)...
July 20, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725230/genetics-and-genomics-of-cotton-leaf-curl-disease-its-viral-causal-agents-and-whitefly-vector-a-way-forward-to-sustain-cotton-fiber-security
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REVIEW
Mehboob-Ur- Rahman, Ali Q Khan, Zainab Rahmat, Muhammad A Iqbal, Yusuf Zafar
Cotton leaf curl disease (CLCuD) after its first epidemic in 1912 in Nigeria, has spread to different cotton growing countries including United States, Pakistan, India, and China. The disease is of viral origin-transmitted by the whitefly Bemisia tabaci, which is difficult to control because of the prevalence of multiple virulent viral strains or related species. The problem is further complicated as the CLCuD causing virus complex has a higher recombination rate. The availability of alternate host crops like tomato, okra, etc...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724472/appraisal-of-the-preparedness-of-midwives-and-nurses-in-bahrain-to-conduct-early-screening-for-zika-virus-infection-in-pregnant-women
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Asokan G V, Mariam Mohammed Baqer Nama, Feryal Juma Salman, Zainab Habib Ali AlGhareeb, Ali Moosa Almoosawi, Ridha Abdulla Al Hammam, Muyssar Sabri Awadhalla
OBJECTIVE: To appraise the awareness and knowledge levels of midwives and nurses concerning early screening for Zika virus (ZIKV) infection among pregnant women attending health care facilities in Bahrain. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional, purposely chosen study of Bahraini and expatriate midwives, nurses, and supervisors employed in gynecology/obstetrics and labor wards of Salmanya hospital, a maternity hospital, 4 private hospitals, and health centers in Bahrain...
July 20, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718180/changing-face-of-invasive-diagnostic-testing-in-the-era-of-cell-free-dna
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Zainab Al-Ibraheemi, Barak Rosenn, Natalie Porat, Dyese Taylor, Meredith Kalberer, Zoe Nelson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 17, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717716/breast-cancer-and-african-ancestry-lessons-learned-at-the-10-year-anniversary-of-the-ghana-michigan-research-partnership-and-international-breast-registry
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Evelyn Jiagge, Joseph Kwaku Oppong, Jessica Bensenhaver, Francis Aitpillah, Kofi Gyan, Ishmael Kyei, Ernest Osei-Bonsu, Ernest Adjei, Michael Ohene-Yeboah, Kathy Toy, Karen Eubanks Jackson, Marian Akpaloo, Dorcas Acheampong, Beatrice Antwi, Faustina Obeng Agyeman, Zainab Alhassan, Linda Ahenkorah Fondjo, Osei Owusu-Afriyie, Robert Newman Brewer, Amma Gyamfuah, Barbara Salem, Timothy Johnson, Max Wicha, Sofia Merajver, Celina Kleer, Judy Pang, Emmanuel Amankwaa-Frempong, Azadeh Stark, Francis Abantanga, Lisa Newman, Baffour Awuah
Women with African ancestry in western, sub-Saharan Africa and in the United States represent a population subset facing an increased risk of being diagnosed with biologically aggressive phenotypes of breast cancer that are negative for the estrogen receptor, the progesterone receptor, and the HER2/neu marker. These tumors are commonly referred to as triple-negative breast cancer. Disparities in breast cancer incidence and outcome related to racial or ethnic identity motivated the establishment of the International Breast Registry, on the basis of partnerships between the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana, the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan...
October 2016: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716308/unexpected-locations-of-sentinel-lymph-nodes-in-endometrial-cancer
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Jeffrey How, Irina Boldeanu, Susie Lau, Shannon Salvador, Emily How, Raphael Gotlieb, Jeremie Abitbol, Ajay Halder, Zainab Amajoud, Stephan Probst, Sonya Brin, Walter Gotlieb
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the anatomical location of sentinel lymph nodes (SLN) following intra-operative cervical injection in endometrial cancer. METHODS: All consecutive patients with endometrial cancer undergoing sentinel lymph node mapping were included in this prospective study following intra-operative cervical injection of tracers. Areas of SLN detection distribution were mapped. RESULTS: Among 436 patients undergoing SLN mapping, there were 1095 SLNs removed, and 7...
July 14, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712184/service-quality-of-diagnostic-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-of-lahore-process-measure-as-patient-s-perspective
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Zainab Rizvi, Rabia Arshed Usmani, Amna Rizvi, Salim Wazir, Taskeen Zahra, Hafza Rasool
BACKGROUND: Quality of any service is the most important aspect for the manufacturer as well as the consumer. The primary objective of any nation's health system is to provide supreme quality health care services to its patients. The objective of this study was to assess the quality of diagnostic fine needle aspiration cytology service in a tertiary care hospital. As Patient's perspectives provide valuable information on quality of process, therefore, patient's perception in terms of satisfaction with the service was measured...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712175/corneal-complications-and-visual-impairment-in-vernal-keratoconjunctivitis-patients
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Abdus Salam Arif, Bushra Aaqil, Afsheen Siddiqui, Zainab Nazneen, Umer Farooq
BACKGROUND: Vernal kerato-conjunctivitis (VKC) is an infrequent but serious form of allergic conjunctivitis common in warm and humid areas where air is rich in allergens. It affects both eyes asymmetrically. Although VKC is a self-limiting disease but visions affecting corneal complications influence the quality of life in school children. The aim of this study was to list the corneal complications due to this condition and to find out the extent of visual impairment among VKC patients...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706763/comparison-of-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-of-educated-and-uneducated-adults-regarding-human-immunodeficiency-virus-in-karachi-pakistan
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Zainab Ahmad, Sara Sadiq, Mariam Asghar, Alizay Rashid Khan, Omer Arif, Syed Hamza Shah, Shahrukh Nadeem, Yamna Waseem, Rafi Aibani, Ammar Salman Syed, Rabia M Mustafa, Zainab Abdulrahman, Kaneez Fatima
BACKGROUND: Despite the high prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Pakistan, no prior work has been done to specifically highlight the importance of education as a social vaccine against HIV. Therefore, our study focuses on differences in knowledge and practices regarding HIV and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) among educated and uneducated adults. METHODOLOGY: A cross-sectional study was carried out in which data was collected from all over Karachi...
June 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706340/transport-phenomena-governing-nicotine-emissions-from-electronic-cigarettes-model-formulation-and-experimental-investigation
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Soha Talih, Zainab Balhas, Rola Salman, Rachel El-Hage, Nareg Karaoghlanian, Ahmad El-Hellani, Mohamad Baassiri, Ezzat Jaroudi, Thomas Eissenberg, Najat Saliba, Alan Shihadeh
Electronic cigarettes (ECIGs) electrically heat and aerosolize a liquid containing propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), flavorants, water, and nicotine. ECIG effects and proposed methods to regulate them are controversial. One regulatory focal point involves nicotine emissions. We describe a mathematical model that predicts ECIG nicotine emissions. The model computes the vaporization rate of individual species by numerically solving the unsteady species and energy conservation equations. To validate model predictions, yields of nicotine, total particulate matter, PG, and VG were measured while manipulating puff topography, electrical power, and liquid composition across 100 conditions...
2017: Aerosol Science and Technology: the Journal of the American Association for Aerosol Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699885/does-helicobacter-pylori-infection-play-a-role-in-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Hisham El-Said, Aber Baki Attallah, Zainab A Ali-Eldin
BACKGROUND: Among the disorders that may affect patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), anemia is the most responsive to treatment; any reversible cause should be identified, and the most common reversible cause is iron deficiency. We investigated the relationship between Helicobacter pylori infection and iron deficiency anemia in a hemodialysis population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 90 adult patients with ESRD on maintenance hemodialysis...
July 12, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697100/venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-during-antepartum-admissions-and-postpartum-readmissions
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Anne H Mardy, Zainab Siddiq, Cande V Ananth, Jason D Wright, Mary E DʼAlton, Alexander M Friedman
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the use of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis during antepartum and postpartum hospitalizations in the United States. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study using the Perspective database was performed to analyze temporal trends of mechanical and pharmacologic venous thromboembolism prophylaxis for patients hospitalized for antepartum and postpartum indications between 2006 and 2015. Delivery hospitalizations were excluded. The association between use of prophylaxis and medical and obstetric risk factors as well as patient demographic and hospital characteristics was evaluated with unadjusted and adjusted models accounting for demographic, hospital and medical, and obstetric risk factors...
July 7, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694210/circulating-microrna-expression-as-predictor-of-preeclampsia-and-its-severity
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Deeba S Jairajpuri, Zainab H Malalla, Naeema Mahmood, Wassim Y Almawi
Preeclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy syndrome characterized by hypertension and proteinuria, and a leading cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality, with poorly defined pathophysiological mechanisms remain. Circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) are small, noncoding RNA molecules, which negatively regulate gene expression, and considered as promising biomarkers for PE. The objective of the study was to evaluate circulating miRNA signatures in women with PE compared to healthy women, and in women sub-grouped per PE severity...
July 7, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693384/eye-irritation-potential-palm-based-methyl-ester-sulphonates
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Nor Zuliana Yusof, Zafarizal Aldrin Azizul Hasan, Zulina Abd Maurad, Zainab Idris
Eye irritation tests are widely used to assess the ocular irritancy of chemicals. Measurement of eye irritancy is necessary for safety evaluation of both industrial and consumer products. The eye irritancy assessment of palm-based methyl ester sulphonates (MES) of different chain lengths; C12, C14, C16, C16:18 were evaluated using Top-Down approach strategy as suggested by European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods. The Bovine Corneal Opacity and Permeability test method (BCOP), OECD Test Guideline 437, was used as an initial step to study the inducing effect of palm-based MES on irreversible eye damage...
July 10, 2017: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689523/critical-analysis-of-piezoelectric-surgery-with-oscillating-saw-in-bimaxillary-orthognathic-surgery
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Zainab Akbar, Hammad Saleem, Waseem Ahmed
OBJECTIVE: To compare the piezosurgery with conventional saw for osteotomy in orthognathic bimaxillary surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Comparative study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: The Armed Forces Institute of Dentistry, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, from January 2012 to July 2015. METHODOLOGY: Twenty-four patients, regardless of gender, were selected for bimaxillary surgery. Each underwent osteotomy with conventional saw and piezosurgery equipment...
June 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685887/the-first-cases-of-candida-auris-candidaemia-in-oman
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Jalila Mohsin, Ferry Hagen, Zainab A M Al-Balushi, G Sybren de Hoog, Anuradha Chowdhary, Jacques F Meis, Abdullah M S Al-Hatmi
Candida auris has been recognised as a problematic healthcare-associated emerging yeast which is often misidentified as Candida haemulonii by commercial systems. Correct early identification of C. auris is important for appropriate antifungal treatment and implementing effective infection control measures. Here we report emergence of the first C. auris cases in Oman, initially misidentified as C. haemulonii.
July 7, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676996/region-of-interest-methylation-analysis-a-comparison-of-msp-with-ms-hrm-and-direct-bsp
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Reem Akika, Zainab Awada, Nahed Mogharbil, Nathalie K Zgheib
The aim of this study was to compare and contrast three DNA methylation methods of a specific region of interest (ROI): methylation-specific PCR (MSP), methylation-sensitive high resolution melting (MS-HRM) and direct bisulfite sequencing (BSP). The methylation of a CpG area in the promoter region of Estrogen receptor alpha (ESR1) was evaluated by these three methods with samples and standards of different methylation percentages. MSP data were neither reproducible nor sensitive, and the assay was not specific due to non-specific binding of primers...
July 2017: Molecular Biology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673739/sirtuin-3-rescues-neurons-through-the-stabilisation-of-mitochondrial-biogenetics-in-the-virally-expressing-mutant-%C3%AE-synuclein-rat-model-of-parkinsonism
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Jacqueline A Gleave, Lindsay R Arathoon, Dennison Trinh, Kristin E Lizal, Nicolas Giguère, James H M Barber, Zainab Najarali, M Hassan Khan, Sherri L Thiele, Mahin S Semmen, James B Koprich, Jonathan M Brotchie, James H Eubanks, Louis-Eric Trudeau, Joanne E Nash
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative movement disorder, which affects approximately 1-2% of the population over 60years of age. Current treatments for PD are symptomatic, and the pathology of the disease continues to progresses over time until palliative care is required. Mitochondria are key players in the pathology of PD. Genetic and post mortem studies have shown a large number of mitochondrial abnormalities in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc) of the parkinsonian brain. Furthermore, physiologically, mitochondria of nigral neurons are constantly under unusually high levels of metabolic stress because of the excitatory properties and architecture of these neurons...
July 1, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665002/what-do-employers-think-their-role-is-in-ensuring-language-proficiency-of-internationally-trained-pharmacists
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Zainab Ziaei, Karen Hassell, Ellen I Schafheutle
OBJECTIVES: Until 2016, internationally trained pharmacists (ITPs) from the European Economic Area (EEA) did not need to prove sufficient language proficiency to the pharmacy regulator upon registration. Pharmacists themselves have a professional responsibility to ensure they can communicate and work effectively, but some responsibility also rests with employers, yet very little research has explored this. The aim of this study was to explore employer views of the communicative proficiency of ITPs whose first language was not English, their role as employers and potential implications for patient safety...
June 30, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
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