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Peter Nash, Philip J Mease, Iain B McInnes, Proton Rahman, Christopher T Ritchlin, Ricardo Blanco, Eva Dokoupilova, Mats Andersson, Radhika Kajekar, Shephard Mpofu, Luminita Pricop
BACKGROUND: The study aimed to assess 52-week efficacy and safety of secukinumab self-administration by autoinjector in patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in the FUTURE 3 study ( NCT01989468). METHODS: Patients (≥ 18 years of age; N = 414) with active PsA were randomized 1:1:1 to subcutaneous (s.c.) secukinumab 300 mg, 150 mg, or placebo at baseline, weeks 1, 2, 3, and 4, and every 4 weeks thereafter. Per clinical response, placebo-treated patients were re-randomized to s...
March 15, 2018: Arthritis Research & Therapy
Md Mahbubur Rahman, Hyun-Kyu Kim, Seong-Eun Kim, Myung-Jin Kim, Do-Hyung Kim, Hak Sung Lee
The aim of this study was to investigate the chondroprotective effect of a standardized extract (KBH-JP-040) of the Korean traditional herbs Kalopanax pictus Castor-Aralia, Hericium erinaceus (Bull.) Persoon, and Astragalus membranaceus Schischkin on in vivo and in vitro osteoarthritis (OA) models. Cultured rat chondrocytes were pre-treated with KBH-JP-040 (50, 100 and 200 μg/mL) for 1 h, then recombinant human IL-1α (rhIL-1α) for 24 h. For the in vivo model, rabbits ( n = 60) were equally divided into experimental groups: normal control (NC), a collagenase-induced OA group, and OA groups treated with KBH-JP-040 (75, 100, and 150 mg/kg body weight) and celecoxib (Cx, 100 mg/kg) orally for 28 days...
March 15, 2018: Nutrients
Michael J Fay, Lauren A C Alt, Dominika Ryba, Ribhi Salamah, Ryan Peach, Alexander Papaeliou, Sabina Zawadzka, Andrew Weiss, Nil Patel, Asad Rahman, Zyaria Stubbs-Russell, Peter C Lamar, Joshua R Edwards, Walter C Prozialeck
Cadmium (Cd) is a nephrotoxic environmental pollutant that causes a generalized dysfunction of the proximal tubule characterized by polyuria and proteinuria. Even though the effects of Cd on the kidney have been well-characterized, the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects have not been fully elucidated. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that regulate cellular and physiologic function by modulating gene expression at the post-transcriptional level. The goal of the present study was to determine if Cd affects renal cortex miRNA expression in a well-established animal model of Cd-induced kidney injury...
March 15, 2018: Toxics
Fadzilah Adibah Abd Majid, Nur Syukriah Ab Rahman, Effendy Abd Wahid, Ain Nabihah Zainudin, Siti Nurazwa Zainol, Hassan Fahmi Ismail, Tet Soon Wong, K Vijaya Bhargava, Nirbhay Kumar Tiwari, Sanjeev Giri
Drug interaction of SynacinnTM polyherbal with known diabetic drugs is unknown. SynacinnTM contains standardized extracts of five herbal against gallic acid, curcumin, rosmarinic acid, catechin and andrographolide. SynacinnTM and its five standard markers were analysed for its possible interaction with CYP450 enzymes assay. This study was conducted using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectroscopy (LC-MS/MS) using probe substrates using human liver microsomes against CYP1A2, CYP2B6, CYP2C8, CYP2C9, CYP2C19, CYP2D6, CYP3A4(Midazolam) and CYP3A4 (Testosteron)...
March 13, 2018: Drug Metabolism Letters
Anisur Rahman, Mohammad Akbar Faqeerzada, Byoung-Kwan Cho
BACKGROUND: Allicin and soluble solid content (SSC) in garlic is the responsible for its pungent flavor and odor. However, current conventional methods such as high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC), refractometer has a critical drawbacks in that they are time-consuming, labor-intensive and destructive procedures. The present study aimed to predict the allicin and soluble solid content (SSC) in garlic using hyperspectral imaging in combination with variable selection algorithms and calibration models...
March 14, 2018: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
Noor Hafizah Arbain, Norazlinaliza Salim, Hamid Reza Fard Masoumi, Tin Wui Wong, Mahiran Basri, Mohd Basyaruddin Abdul Rahman
Bioavailability of quercetin, a flavonoid potentially known to combat cancer, is challenging due to hydrophobic nature. Oil-in-water (O/W) nanoemulsion system could be used as nanocarrier for quercertin to be delivered to lung via pulmonary delivery. The novelty of this nanoformulation was introduced by using palm oil ester/ricinoleic acid as oil phase which formed spherical shape nanoemulsion as measured by transmission electron microscopy and Zetasizer analyses. High energy emulsification method and D-optimal mixture design were used to optimize the composition towards the volume median diameter...
March 14, 2018: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
Ahmed T Ahmed, Omar Abdel-Rahman, Mohamed Morsi, Karim Mustafa, Paola Testini, Ilyas S Aleem, M Hassan Murad, Ahmad Nassr
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to evaluate different treatment modalities in the management of sacrococcygeal chordoma. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Chordomas are primary malignant bone tumors associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central-Register of Controlled Trials, and Scopus from inception to July 2015...
March 13, 2018: Spine
Belinda Rahman, Anne Lanceley, Rebecca S Kristeleit, Jonathan A Ledermann, Michelle Lockley, Mary McCormack, Tim Mould, Lucy Side
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cause of cancer death for women in the UK. Up to 18% of cases can be attributed to germline mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Identifying patients who carry a BRCA mutation provides important information about potential response to treatment and eligibility for therapies such as poly ADP ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitors. Implementation of systematic genetic testing of patients with ovarian cancer via oncology clinics (mainstreamed genetic testing, MGT) is increasing...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Medical Genetics
Richard T Amison, Shirin Jamshidi, Khondaker M Rahman, Clive P Page, Simon C Pitchford
Platelet P2Y1 receptor signaling via RhoGTPases is necessary for platelet-dependent leukocyte recruitment, where no platelet aggregation is observed. We investigated signaling cascades involved in distinct P2Y1 -dependent platelet activities in vitro, using specific inhibitors for phospholipase C (PLC) (U73122, to inhibit the canonical pathway), and RhoGTPases: Rac1 (NSC23766) and RhoA (ROCK inhibitor GSK429286). Human platelet rich plasma (for platelet aggregation) or isolated washed platelets (for chemotaxis assays) was treated with U73122, GSK429286 or NSC23766 prior to stimulation with adenosine diphosphate (ADP) or the P2Y1 specific agonist MRS2365...
March 10, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
Omar Abdel-Rahman
BACKGROUND: Current staging paradigms from the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging system for upper urinary tract carcinomas treat locoregionally advanced (T4 and N+) and metastatic (M1) patients as a single entity (stage IV). The current study proposes a modification of the AJCC staging system where these 2 entities are separated. METHODS: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database (2004-2014) was accessed through SEER*Stat program...
February 22, 2018: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
Chuyan Long, Yan Yu, Bota Cui, Sabreen Abdul Rahman Jagessar, Jie Zhang, Guozhong Ji, Guangming Huang, Faming Zhang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and value of a quick technique for transendoscopic enteral tubing (TET) through mid-gut. METHODS: A prospective interventional study was performed in a single center. A TET tube was inserted into mid-gut through the nasal orifice and fixed on the pylorus wall by one tiny titanium endoscopic clip under anesthesia. The feasibility, safety, success rate, and satisfaction with TET placement were evaluated for enteral nutrition or fecal microbiota transplantation...
March 13, 2018: BMC Gastroenterology
Christy P Su, Levita Hidayat, Shafiqur Rahman, Veena Venugopalan
BACKGROUND: Medication reconciliation is a major patient safety concern, and the impact of a structured process to evaluate anti-infective agents at hospital discharge warrants further review. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to (1) describe a structured, multidisciplinary approach to review anti-infectives at discharge and (2) measure the impact of a stewardship-initiated antimicrobial review process in identifying and preventing anti-infective-related medication errors (MEs) at discharge...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Siti Khuzaimah Ahmad Sharoni, Hejar Abdul Rahman, Halimatus Sakdiah Minhat, Sazlina Shariff-Ghazali, Mohd Hanafi Azman Ong
BACKGROUND: Self-care behaviour is essential in preventing diabetes foot problems. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of health education programs based on the self-efficacy theory on foot self-care behaviour for older adults with diabetes. METHODS: A randomised controlled trial was conducted for 12 weeks among older adults with diabetes in elderly care facility in Peninsular Malaysia. Six elderly care facility were randomly allocated by an independent person into two groups (intervention and control)...
2018: PloS One
Abdel-Rahman N Zekri, Enas Reda El-Sisi, Amira Salah El-Din Youssef, Mahmoud M Kamel, Auhood Nassar, Ola Sayed Ahmed, Mohamed El Kassas, Ahmed Barakat Barakat, Alaa Ismail Abd El-Motaleb, Abeer A Bahnassy
AIM: Molecular characterization of the CD133+ stem cells associated with hepatocarinogensis through identifying the expression patterns of specific microRNAs (miRNAs). METHODS: We investigated the expression pattern of 13 miRNAs in purified CD133+ cells separated from the peripheral blood of healthy volunteers, chronic hepatitis C (CHC), liver cirrhosis (LC) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients a long with bone marrow samples from the healthy volunteers and the LC patients using custom miScript miRNA PCR array...
2018: PloS One
Naeem Khan, Asghari Bano, Mohammad Atikur Rahman, Bala Rathinasabapathi, Md Ali Babar
Genetic improvement for drought tolerance in chickpea requires a solid understanding of biochemical processes involved with different physiological mechanisms. The objective of this study is to demonstrate genetic variations in altered metabolic levels in chickpea varieties (tolerant and sensitive) grown under contrasting water regimes through UPLC-HRMS based untargeted metabolomic profiling. Chickpea plants were exposed to drought stress at the three-leaf stage for 25 days and the leaves were harvested at 14 days and 25 days after the imposition of drought stress...
March 13, 2018: Plant, Cell & Environment
Anna Chiumento, Laura Machin, Atif Rahman, Lucy Frith
PURPOSE: Recognising that one way to address the logistical and safety considerations of research conducted in humanitarian emergencies is to use internet communication technologies to facilitate interviews online, this article explores some practical and methodological considerations inherent to qualitative online interviewing. METHOD: Reflections from a case study of a multi-site research project conducted in post-conflict countries are presented.  Synchronous online cross-language qualitative interviews were conducted in one country...
December 2018: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
Rahman Rahimi
AIM: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of CYP1A2 -163C>A polymorphism on the ergogenic effects of caffeine supplementation during a resistance exercise (RE) session. METHODS: In a randomized, double-blind, placebo (PL)-controlled, crossover study, 30 resistance-trained men took part in two RE sessions (three sets to failure at 85% of one repetition maximum, 2-min rest between sets), including bench press (BP), leg press (LP), seated cable row, and shoulder press (SP) following caffeine (CAF) (6 mg kg-1 ) or PL (6 mg kg-1 of maltodextrin) ingestion 1 h prior to the trial...
March 12, 2018: Irish Journal of Medical Science
Sajid Ur Rahman, Yu Li, Yingying Huang, Lei Zhu, Shibin Feng, Jinjie Wu, Xichun Wang
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a collection of inflammatory conditions of colon and small intestine which affect millions of individuals worldwide and the prevalence amount is on the rise. The organ failure as well as loss of tissue function is because of the inflammatory reaction which is the major contributor of tissue healing leading to lifelong debilitation. To stop the tough consequences of inflammation every patient pursues alternative therapy to relieve symptoms. Green tea polyphenols (GTPs) play significant roles in down regulating signaling pathways because GTPs exert effective antioxidant properties and regulate Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) expression via certain receptor, inhibited endotoxin-mediated tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) production by blocking transcription nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-kB) activation and upstream of mediated I kappa B kinase complex pathway activities, as well as intrusion with the flow of cytokines and synthesis of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2)...
March 12, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
Ian Woolhouse, Lesley Bishop, Liz Darlison, Duneesha de Fonseka, Anthony Edey, John Edwards, Corinne Faivre-Finn, Dean A Fennell, Steve Holmes, Keith M Kerr, Apostolos Nakas, Tim Peel, Najib M Rahman, Mark Slade, Jeremy Steele, Selina Tsim, Nick A Maskell
The full guideline for the investigation and management of malignant pleural mesothelioma is published in Thorax . The following is a summary of the recommendations and good practice points. The sections referred to in the summary refer to the full guideline.
2018: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
Jun Yuan Chan, Aminuddin Bin Ahmad Kayani, Mohd Anuar Md Ali, Chee Kuang Kok, Burhanuddin Yeop Majlis, Susan Ling Ling Hoe, Marini Marzuki, Alan Soo-Beng Khoo, Kostya Ken Ostrikov, Md Ataur Rahman, Sharath Sriram
The recent advancement of dielectrophoresis (DEP)-enabled microfluidic platforms is opening new opportunities for potential use in cancer disease diagnostics. DEP is advantageous because of its specificity, low cost, small sample volume requirement, and tuneable property for microfluidic platforms. These intrinsic advantages have made it especially suitable for developing microfluidic cancer diagnostic platforms. This review focuses on a comprehensive analysis of the recent developments of DEP enabled microfluidic platforms sorted according to the target cancer cell...
January 2018: Biomicrofluidics
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