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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329819/the-effect-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-on-spectral-encephalogram-characteristics-in-stroke-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Hisham Alshaer, Aditya Pandya, Igor Zivanovic, Carolina Gonzaga Carvalho, Clodagh Ryan
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate if treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) compared to usual care in stroke patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) over one month reduces delta and alpha oscillations on quantitative electroencephalography (EEG) in association with improvements in cognitive or functional outcomes. METHODS: Spectral EEG analysis was performed in patients with subacute stroke and OSA randomized to usual care or CPAP treatment from a previous study...
January 9, 2018: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319914/aquablation-therapy-for-symptomatic-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-single-center-experience-in-47-patients
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Mihir M Desai, Abhishek Singh, Shashank Abhishek, Abhishek Laddha, Harshad Pandya, Akbar N Ashrafi, Arvind P Ganpule, Claus G Roehrborn, Andrew J Thomas, Mahesh Desai, Ravindra B Sabnis
OBJECTIVE: To report procedure process improvements and confirm preserved safety and short-term effectiveness of a second-generation Aquablation device for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in 47 consecutive patients at a single institution. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Aquablation was performed in 47 patients with symptomatic BPH at a single institution. Baseline, perioperative and 3-month urinary function data were collected...
January 10, 2018: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316988/idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-with-coexisting-chd
#3
Thomas G Day, Marina Hughes, Bejal Pandya
Sinus venosus atrial septal defect can result in an increase in pulmonary blood flow and vascular resistance, leading to pulmonary hypertension. Rarely, the degree of pulmonary hypertension is out of proportion to the degree of intra-cardiac shunting. This case outlines the differences between pulmonary hypertension secondary to CHD and idiopathic pulmonary hypertension, and illustrates the investigation and management strategy used in a patient with features of both.
January 10, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302556/process-evaluation-of-child-health-services-at-outreach-sites-during-health-and-nutrition-day-mamta-day-in-urban-slums-of-western-india
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Kedar Mehta, Chandresh Pandya, Paragkumar Chavda, Dipak Solanki
Introduction: Health indicators of rural and urban India show a wide variation. Rural areas have received large focus in child health services, but on the flip side, urban areas have been the last to receive such attention. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted to include one randomly selected outreach session from all the 19 urban primary health centers of Vadodara city from April 2013 to May 2014. Nineteen session sites were observed for the process evaluation of three components of child health care, namely, "planning of Health and Nutrition Day," "availability of vaccines/logistics," and "direct observation of actual immunization process" at the site using a structured checklist...
April 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290218/shoulder-replacement-for-osteoarthritis-a-review-of-surgical-management
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REVIEW
Jay Pandya, Tamara Johnson, Adrian K Low
Osteoarthritis of the shoulder is caused by progressive cartilage wear of the glenohumeral joint. Its prevalence is increasing due to our ageing population and it may affect up to one-third of people over 60 years of age. Patients usually complain of pain with restricted shoulder movement and function. Initial treatment should be non-operative, such as activity modification, oral analgesics (e.g. non-steroidal anti-inflammatories) and possibly physical therapy or corticosteroid injections. Patients with ongoing severe pain and functional restriction despite non-operative treatment would be candidates for surgery, usually a shoulder replacement...
February 2018: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285679/human-neural-stem-cell-extracellular-vesicles-improve-tissue-and-functional-recovery-in-the-murine-thromboembolic-stroke-model
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Robin L Webb, Erin E Kaiser, Shelley L Scoville, Tyler A Thompson, Sumbul Fatima, Chirayukumar Pandya, Karishma Sriram, Raymond L Swetenburg, Kumar Vaibhav, Ali S Arbab, Babak Baban, Krishnan M Dhandapani, David C Hess, M N Hoda, Steven L Stice
Over 700 drugs have failed in stroke clinical trials, an unprecedented rate thought to be attributed in part to limited and isolated testing often solely in "young" rodent models and focusing on a single secondary injury mechanism. Here, extracellular vesicles (EVs), nanometer-sized cell signaling particles, were tested in a mouse thromboembolic (TE) stroke model. Neural stem cell (NSC) and mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) EVs derived from the same pluripotent stem cell (PSC) line were evaluated for changes in infarct volume as well as sensorimotor function...
December 28, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281938/pharmacophore-based-virtual-screening-of-catechol-o-methyltransferase-comt-inhibitors-to-combat-alzheimer-s-disease
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Chirag N Patel, John J Georrge, Krunal M Modi, Moksha B Narechania, Daxesh P Patel, Frank J Gonzalez, Himanshu A Pandya
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of the most significant neurodegenerative disorders and its symptoms mostly appear in aged people. Catechol-o-methyltransferase (COMT) is one of the known target enzymes responsible for AD. With the use of 23 known inhibitors of COMT, a query has been generated and validated by screening against the database of 1500 decoys to obtain the GH score and enrichment value. The crucial features of the known inhibitors were evaluated by the online ZINC Pharmer to identify new leads from a ZINC database...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280385/formulation-and-statistical-optimization-of-intravenous-temozolomide-loaded-pegylated-liposomes-to-treat-glioblastoma-multiforme-by-three-level-factorial-design
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Jigar Vanza, Parva Jani, Nilima Pandya, Hemal Tandel
The aim of the presented study was to develop PEGylated liposomes of Temozolomide that provide optimum drug concentration at tumor site. Reverse phase evaporation (REV) method was used to prepare Temozolomide loaded PEGylated liposomes. Formulation was optimized by using design expert software by 32 factorial design. The physicochemical properties including size, morphology, entrapment efficiency, drug loading etc. of formulated liposomes were evaluated. Finally, the optimized formulation was selected for in vitro drug release and stability study...
December 27, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259628/relative-efficacy-of-quercetin-compared-with-benzydamine-hydrochloride-in-minor-aphthae-a-prospective-parallel-double-blind-active-control-preliminary-study
#9
Maitreyi Pandya, Anupama N Kalappanavar, Rajeshwari G Annigeri, Dhanya S Rao
Background and Objectives: Recurrent aphthous stomatitis is an inflammatory condition present since ancient era wherein numerous treatment modalities have been tried. But complete eradication of the disease has not been possible and hence newer agents are being introduced. One such agent is a flavonoid named quercetin with proven antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and ulcer healing properties. Methods: 40 patients with minor aphthous ulcers were divided equally into two groups: A and B...
2017: International Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251605/henry-molaison-s-operation-for-epilepsy-a-case-study-in-medical-ethics
#10
Sunil K Pandya
Dr. William Beecher Scoville, an eminent American neurosurgeon of the 1940s, offered to treat Mr Molaison for his intractable epilepsy. During the operation, he removed large portions of both of Mr. Molaison's temporal lobes. Such an operation had never been performed earlier as the function of these parts of the brain was not clearly understood and neurosurgeons such as Dr. Wilder Penfield of Canada feared they could cause grave damage to the patient. Mr. Molaison developed severe loss of memory to the extent that a few minutes after meeting someone, he had no recollection of the meeting and he could not find his way to his own home...
October 13, 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243872/binding-affinity-and-in-vitro-cytotoxicity-of-harmaline-targeting-different-motifs-of-nucleic-acids-an-ultimate-drug-designing-approach
#11
Paromita Bhattacharjee, Tapas Ghosh, Sarita Sarkar, Prateek Pandya, Kakali Bhadra
The work focuses towards interaction of harmaline, with nucleic acids of different motifs by multispectroscopic and calorimetric techniques. Findings of this study suggest that binding constant varied in the order single-stranded (ss) poly(A) > double-stranded calf thymus (CT) DNA > double-stranded poly(G)·poly(C) > clover leaf tRNAPhe . Prominent structural changes of ss poly(A), CT DNA, and poly(G)· poly(C) with concomitant induction of optical activity in the bound achiral alkaloid molecule was observed, while with tRNAPhe , very weak induced circular dichroism perturbation was seen...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242359/combining-quantitative-susceptibility-mapping-with-automatic-zero-reference-qsm0-and-myelin-water-fraction-imaging-to-quantify-iron-related-myelin-damage-in-chronic-active-ms-lesions
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Y Yao, T D Nguyen, S Pandya, Y Zhang, S Hurtado Rúa, I Kovanlikaya, A Kuceyeski, Z Liu, Y Wang, S A Gauthier
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: A hyperintense rim on susceptibility in chronic MS lesions is consistent with iron deposition, and the purpose of this study was to quantify iron-related myelin damage within these lesions as compared with those without rim. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-six patients had 2 longitudinal quantitative susceptibility mapping with automatic zero reference scans with a mean interval of 28.9 ± 11.4 months. Myelin water fraction mapping by using fast acquisition with spiral trajectory and T2 prep was obtained at the second time point to measure myelin damage...
December 14, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240422/high-in-vivo-stability-of-64cu-labeled-cross-bridged-chelators-is-a-crucial-factor-in-improved-tumor-imaging-of-rgd-peptide-conjugates
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Swarbhanu Sarkar, Nikunj Bhatt, Yeong Su Ha, Phuong Tu Huynh, Nisarg Soni, Woong Hee Lee, Yong Jin Lee, Jung Young Kim, Darpan N Pandya, Gwang Il An, Kyo Chul Lee, Yongmin Chang, Jeongsoo Yoo
Although the importance of bifunctional chelators (BFCs) is well recognized, the chemophysical parameters of chelators that govern the biological behavior of the corresponding bioconjugates have not been clearly elucidated. Here, five BFCs closely related in structure were conjugated with a cyclic RGD peptide and radiolabeled with Cu-64 ions. Various biophysical and chemical properties of the Cu(II) complexes were analyzed with the aim of identifying correlations between individual factors and the biological behavior of the conjugates...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228042/risk-of-thromboembolism-in-cisplatin-versus-carboplatin-treated-patients-with-lung-cancer
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Eric S Kim, Andrea M Baran, Esther L Mondo, Thomas D Rodgers, Gradon C Nielsen, David W Dougherty, Kishan J Pandya, David Q Rich, Edwin van Wijngaarden
INTRODUCTION: Carboplatin is widely used to treat lung cancer in the United States as an alternative to cisplatin. Several studies have demonstrated that cisplatin-based regimen is associated with a high frequency of thromboembolic complications. However, there has been limited investigation directly comparing the risk of thromboembolic events (TEEs) between cisplatin- and carboplatin-treated patients with lung cancer. METHODS: All lung cancer patients treated with cisplatin or carboplatin at Wilmot Cancer Center, University of Rochester between 2011 and 2014 were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224241/cost-effectiveness-of-bariatric-surgery-in-adolescents-with-severe-obesity-in-the-uk
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M Panca, R M Viner, B White, T Pandya, H Melo, M Adamo, R Batterham, D Christie, S Kinra, S Morris
Evidence shows that surgery for severe obesity in adults improves health and psychological functioning, and is cost-effective. Data on bariatric surgery for adolescents with severe obesity are extremely limited, with no evidence on cost-effectiveness. We evaluated the lifetime cost-effectiveness of bariatric surgery compared with no surgery in adolescents with severe obesity from the UK's National Health Service perspective. Eighteen adolescents with body mass index ≥40 kg m-2 who underwent bariatric surgery (laparoscopic Roux en Y Gastric Bypass [RYGB] [N = 9], and laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy [SG] [N = 9]) at University College London Hospitals between January 2008 and December 2013 were included...
December 10, 2017: Clinical Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223673/risk-stratification-in-pediatric-perforated-appendicitis-prospective-correlation-with-outcomes-and-resource-utilization
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Yasmine Yousef, Fouad Youssef, Trish Dinh, Kartikey Pandya, Hayden Stagg, Michael Homsy, Robert Baird, Jean-Martin Laberge, Dan Poenaru, Pramod Puligandla, Kenneth Shaw, Sherif Emil
PURPOSE: Despite a wide spectrum of severity, perforated appendicitis in children is typically considered a single entity in outcomes studies. We performed a prospective cohort study to define a risk stratification system that correlates with outcomes and resource utilization. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted of all children operated for perforated appendicitis between May 2015 and December 2016 at a tertiary free-standing university children's hospital...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211599/quantitation-of-salbutamol-using-micro-volume-blood-sampling-applications-to-exacerbations-of-pediatric-asthma
#17
Rebecca L Cordell, Thalassa S E Valkenburg, Hitesh C Pandya, Daniel B Hawcutt, Malcolm G Semple, Paul S Monks
OBJECTIVES: A novel gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) method has been developed to quantify salbutamol in micro-volumes (10 µL) of blood. A potential application is paediatric therapeutic dose monitoring (TDM) in acute severe asthma. METHODS: At presentation, the children receive multiple doses of salbutamol (inhaled, nebulised and occasionally intravenous) but it is difficult to distinguish children who do not respond to treatment because of inadequate concentrations from those with toxicity, as symptoms are similar...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209122/advances-in-endoscopic-balloon-therapy-for-weight-loss-and-its-limitations
#18
EDITORIAL
Dinesh Vyas, Kaivalya Deshpande, Yagnik Pandya
The field of medical and surgical weight loss is undergoing an explosion of new techniques and devices. A lot of these are geared towards endoscopic approaches rather than the conventional and more invasive laparoscopic or open approach. One such recent advance is the introduction of intrgastric balloons. In this article, we discuss the recently Food and Drug Administration approved following balloons for weight loss: the Orbera™ Intragastric Balloon System (Apollo Endosurgery Inc, Austin, TX, United States), the ReShape® Integrated Dual Balloon System (ReShape Medical, Inc...
November 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180097/lack-of-correlation-of-the-patient-derived-vitiligo-disease-activity-index-vida-with-the-clinician-derived-vitiligo-activity-severity-index-vasi
#19
Jennifer Coias, Linda S Hynan, Amit G Pandya
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 24, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176613/global-landscape-of-cell-envelope-protein-complexes-in-escherichia-coli
#20
Mohan Babu, Cedoljub Bundalovic-Torma, Charles Calmettes, Sadhna Phanse, Qingzhou Zhang, Yue Jiang, Zoran Minic, Sunyoung Kim, Jitender Mehla, Alla Gagarinova, Irina Rodionova, Ashwani Kumar, Hongbo Guo, Olga Kagan, Oxana Pogoutse, Hiroyuki Aoki, Viktor Deineko, J Harry Caufield, Erik Holtzapple, Zhongge Zhang, Ake Vastermark, Yogee Pandya, Christine Chieh-Lin Lai, Majida El Bakkouri, Yogesh Hooda, Megha Shah, Dan Burnside, Mohsen Hooshyar, James Vlasblom, Sessandra V Rajagopala, Ashkan Golshani, Stefan Wuchty, Jack F Greenblatt, Milton Saier, Peter Uetz, Trevor F Moraes, John Parkinson, Andrew Emili
Bacterial cell envelope protein (CEP) complexes mediate a range of processes, including membrane assembly, antibiotic resistance and metabolic coordination. However, only limited characterization of relevant macromolecules has been reported to date. Here we present a proteomic survey of 1,347 CEPs encompassing 90% inner- and outer-membrane and periplasmic proteins of Escherichia coli. After extraction with non-denaturing detergents, we affinity-purified 785 endogenously tagged CEPs and identified stably associated polypeptides by precision mass spectrometry...
November 27, 2017: Nature Biotechnology
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