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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634307/prefrontal-neurons-encode-a-solution-to-the-credit-assignment-problem
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Wael F Asaad, Peter M Lauro, János A Perge, Emad N Eskandar
To adapt successfully to our environments, we must use the outcomes of our choices to guide future behavior. Critically, we must be able to correctly assign credit for any particular outcome to the causal features which preceded it. In some cases, the causal features may be immediately evident, whereas in others they may be separated in time or intermingled with irrelevant environmental stimuli, creating a potentially nontrivial credit assignment problem. We examined the neuronal representation of information relevant for credit assignment in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (dPFC) of two male rhesus macaques performing a task that elicited key aspects of this problem...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627376/inhaled-salbutamol-dose-delivered-by-jet-nebulizer-vibrating-mesh-nebulizer-and-metered-dose-inhaler-with-spacer-during-invasive-mechanical-ventilation
#2
Muhammad E ElHansy, Marina Emad, Assem Fouad Mohamed El Essawy, Mohamed Bakry Al-Kholy, Maha M Abdelrahman, Amira S A Said, Raghda R S Hussein, Mohamed E Abdelrahim
BACKGROUND: Patient receiving invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) may benefit from medical aerosol, but guidance on dosing with different aerosol devices is limited to in-vitro studies. The study was designed to compare aerosol delivery with five different types of aerosol generators during IMV. METHOD: In randomized design, 60 (30 female) mechanically ventilated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients were assigned to one of 5 groups. Groups 1-4 received 5000 μg salbutamol using Aerogen Pro (PRO), Aerogen Solo (SOLO), NIVO vibrating mesh and jet nebulizers (JN), respectively, while group 5 received 800 μg (8 puffs) of salbutamol via metered dose inhaler with AeroChamber-MV (MDI-AC)...
June 13, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626482/the-possible-mechanisms-of-analgesia-produced-by-microinjection-of-morphine-into-the-lateral-habenula-in-the-acute-model-of-trigeminal-pain-in-rats
#3
Emad Khalilzadeh, Gholamreza Vafaei Saiah
This study aimed to assess the effect of intra-habenular injection of morphine on acute trigeminal pain in rats. Also here, we examined the involvement of raphe nucleus opioid and 5HT3 receptors on the antinociceptive activity of intra habenular morphine to explore the possibility of existence of descending antinociceptive relay between the habenula and raphe nucleus. The numbers of eye wiping response elicited by applying a drop (40 μL) of NaCl (5 M) solution on the corneal surface were taken as an index of acute trigeminal nociception...
June 2017: Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625954/attenuation-of-cadmium-induced-decline-in-spatial-habituation-and-recognition-memory-by-long-term-administration-of-almond-and-walnut-supplementation-role-of-cholinergic-function
#4
Zehra Batool, Faiza Agha, Saara Ahmad, Laraib Liaquat, Saiqa Tabassum, Saima Khaliq, Lubna Anis, Irfan Sajid, Shaista Emad, Tahira Perveen, Saida Haider
Excessive exposure of cadmium which is regarded as a neurotoxin can stimulate aging process by inducing abnormality in neuronal function. It has been reported that supplementation of almond and walnut attenuate age-related memory loss. Present study was designed to investigate the weekly administration of cadmium for one month on learning and memory function with relation to cholinergic activity. Cadmium was administered at the dose of 50 mg/kg/week. Whereas, almond and walnut was supplemented at the dose of 400 mg/kg/day along with cadmium administration to separate set of rats...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624157/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-and-cytology-for-differentiating-benign-from-malignant-lymph-nodes
#5
Hussein Okasha, Shaimaa Elkholy, Mohamed Sayed, Ahmed Salman, Yahia Elsherif, Emad El-Gemeie
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Intra-abdominal and mediastinal lymphadenopathy are often difficult to diagnose, particularly in the absence of a primary lesion. Endosonography (EUS)-guided fine-needle aspiration and cytology (FNAC) has provided an easy and safe access to these lymph nodes, sparing the use of invasive and costly interventions. The main aim of this study is to assess the specificity, sensitivity, and predictive value of EUS-guided FNAC in the diagnosis of benign and malignant lymph nodes...
June 14, 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621625/editorial-thalamic-stimulation-in-vegetative-or-minimally-conscious-patients
#6
Emad Eskandar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 16, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621327/dimeric-structure-of-the-uracil-proton-symporter-uraa-provides-mechanistic-insights-into-the-slc4-23-26-transporters
#7
Xinzhe Yu, Guanghui Yang, Chuangye Yan, Javier L Baylon, Jing Jiang, He Fan, Guifeng Lu, Kazuya Hasegawa, Hideo Okumura, Tingliang Wang, Emad Tajkhorshid, Shuo Li, Nieng Yan
The Escherichia coli uracil:proton symporter UraA is a prototypical member of the nucleobase/ascorbate transporter (NAT) or nucleobase/cation symporter 2 (NCS2) family, which corresponds to the human solute carrier family SLC23. UraA consists of 14 transmembrane segments (TMs) that are organized into two distinct domains, the core domain and the gate domain, a structural fold that is also shared by the SLC4 and SLC26 transporters. Here we present the crystal structure of UraA bound to uracil in an occluded state at 2...
June 16, 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621291/role-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-and-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-in-endoscopic-biopsy-negative-gastrointestinal-lesions
#8
Hussein Hassan Okasha, Mohamed Naguib, Mohamed El Nady, Reem Ezzat, Emad Al-Gemeie, Waleed Al-Nabawy, Wael Aref, Ahmed Abdel-Moaty, Karim Essam, Ahmed Hamdy
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Many cases of gastrointestinal (GI) tumors as lymphoma, adenocarcinoma, and most of submucosal tumors (SMT) such as gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) and leiomyoma are difficult to diagnose as they frequently yield negative endoscopic biopsies. We evaluated the accuracy of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and EUS-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) in the diagnosis of endoscopic biopsy negative GI tumors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred and nine patients with biopsy negative GI tumors were included in this prospective study...
May 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609768/financial-implication-of-radioactive-iodine-therapy-for-early-stage-papillary-thyroid-cancer
#9
Zaid Al-Qurayshi, Daniah Bu Ali, Sudesh Srivastav, Emad Kandil
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate disease-specific survival and cost related to radioactive iodine therapy (RAI) utilization in patients with early-stage papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database, 2004-2012. RESULTS: A total of 38,374 patients with PTC were identified. Of those, 56.3% had adjuvant RAI. RAI administration was not associated with a survival advantage in patients with PTC stage I (hazard ratio [HR] 1...
June 14, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609366/visceral-adiposity-predicts-severity-of-acute-pancreatitis
#10
Ashwinee Natu, Tyler Stevens, Lorna Kang, Scott Yasinow, Emad Mansoor, Rocio Lopez, Brooke Glessing, Erick Remer, Tyler Richards, Amit Gupta, Amitabh Chak, Peter J W Lee
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the association of visceral adiposity with severe outcomes in acute pancreatitis (AP). METHODS: This retrospective study included consecutive patients with AP admitted to a tertiary care hospital between January 2010 and January 2015 who underwent a computed tomography scan. The visceral adipose tissue (VAT) volume was estimated using the method of Linder and colleagues. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was conducted to assess VAT as a predictor of severe AP compared with other validated predictors of severity...
July 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604473/perioperative-anesthetic-management-for-cesarean-delivery-in-a-parturient-with-type-iv-loeys-dietz-syndrome-a-case-report
#11
Ravish Kapoor, David G Mann, Emad B Mossad
Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS) is a rare connective tissue disorder predisposing to aortic and arterial aneurysms. Presentations are classified into subtypes based on gene mutations. Pregnancy in patients with LDS is considered very high risk due to the potential for aortic dissection and uterine rupture. We report successful management of an elective cesarean delivery in a 16-year-old patient with LDS type IV using epidural anesthesia. Perioperative considerations and multidisciplinary management specific to taking care of parturients with LDS are discussed...
June 8, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603430/self-perception-knowledge-and-awareness-of-halitosis-among-female-university-students
#12
Azizah Bin Mubayrik, Rana Al Hamdan, Emad M Al Hadlaq, Hamad AlBagieh, Dan AlAhmed, Hend Jaddoh, Mawadh Demyati, Rawan Abu Shryei
BACKGROUND: Halitosis or oral malodor is defined as an unpleasant breath odor. It can become a serious problem affecting individuals' social communication and self-confidence. Furthermore, it is a discomforting issue for the people around the person affected, because they consider it embarrassing to inform the person of the problem. AIM: This study was designed to measure self-perception, knowledge, and awareness of halitosis among female university students in Saudi Arabia...
2017: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603057/prevalence-of-eosinophilic-gastroenteritis-and-colitis-in-a-population-based-study-from-2012-to-2017
#13
Emad Mansoor, Mohannad Abou Saleh, Gregory S Cooper
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Although eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) has been extensively studied, there have been few epidemiology studies of other eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs). Using a large, population-based database, we investigated epidemiologic features of eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EoGE), and colitis (EoC) in the United States (US). METHODS: We collected data from a commercial database (Explorys Inc, Cleveland, OH) that provided electronic health records from 26 major integrated US healthcare systems from 1999 to March 2017...
June 8, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601884/push-out-bond-strength-of-calcium-silicate-based-materials
#14
Abdul Majeed, Emad AlShwaimi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 9, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601426/corrigendum-to-risk-stratification-and-pattern-of-cardiotoxicity-in-pediatric-ewing-sarcoma-j-egypt-natl-cancer-instit-29-2017-53-56
#15
Emad Moussa, Manal Zamzam, Ahmed Kamel, Zeinab Salah, Iman Attia, Lina Gaber, Ranin Soliman, Sameera Ezzat
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 7, 2017: Journal of the Egyptian National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600016/surgical-treatment-of-trigeminal-neuralgia
#16
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Sarah K B Bick, Emad N Eskandar
Trigeminal neuralgia is characterized by severe, episodic pain in the trigeminal nerve distribution. Medical therapy is the first line treatment. For patients with refractory pain, a variety of procedures including microvascular decompression, percutaneous radiofrequency rhizotomy, percutaneous glycerol rhizotomy, percutaneous balloon compression, and stereotactic radiosurgery are available. We review the literature and suggest that microvascular decompression remains the gold standard operative therapy. For patients with recurrent pain or who are poor operative candidates, percutaneous radiofrequency rhizotomy offers the best pain response rates and has the advantage of being able to selectively target affected trigeminal divisions...
July 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594679/initial-experience-with-biologic-polymer-scaffold-poly-4-hydroxybuturate-in-complex-abdominal-wall-reconstruction
#17
Joseph F Buell, David Sigmon, Christopher Ducoin, Max Shapiro, Nikhil Teja, Emmett Wynter, Mary K Hanisee, Geoffrey Parker, Emad Kandil, Michael Darden
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of the new absorbable polymer scaffold poly-4-hydroxybutyrate (P4HB) in complex abdominal wall reconstruction. BACKGROUND: Complex abdominal wall reconstruction has witnessed tremendous success in the last decade after the introduction of cadaveric biologic scaffolds. However, the use of cadaveric biologic mesh has been expensive and plagued by complications such as seroma, infection, and recurrent hernia. Despite widespread application of cadaveric biologic mesh, little data exist on the superiority of these materials in the setting of high-risk wounds in patients...
July 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593789/prevalence-and-outcome-of-patients-with-cancer-and-acute-coronary-syndrome-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-bleemacs-substudy
#18
Mario Iannaccone, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Paolo Vadalà, Stephen B Wilton, Patrizia Noussan, Francesco Colombo, Sergio Raposeiras Roubín, Emad Abu Assi, José Ramón González-Juanatey, Jose Paulo Simao Henriques, Jorge Saucedo, Wouter J Kikkert, Iván Nuñez-Gil, Albert Ariza-Sole, Xian-Tao Song, Dimitrios Alexopoulos, Christoph Liebetrau, Tetsuma Kawaji, Claudio Moretti, Roberto Garbo, Zenon Huczek, Shao-Ping Nie, Toshiharu Fujii, Luis Cl Correia, Masa-Aki Kawashiri, José María García Acuña, Danielle Southern, Emilio Alfonso, Belén Terol, Alberto Garay, Dongfeng Zhang, Yalei Chen, Ioanna Xanthopoulou, Neriman Osman, Helge Möllmann, Hiroki Shiomi, Francesca Giordana, Michal Kowara, Krzysztof Filipiak, Xiao Wang, Yan Yan, Jing-Yao Fan, Yuji Ikari, Takuya Nakahashi, Kenji Sakata, Fiorenzo Gaita, Masakazu Yamagishi, Oliver Kalpak, Sasko Kedev
BACKGROUND: The prevalence and outcome of patients with cancer that experience acute coronary syndrome (ACS) have to be determined. METHODS AND RESULTS: The BleeMACS project is a multicentre observational registry enrolling patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention worldwide in 15 hospitals. The primary endpoint was a composite event of death and re-infarction after one year of follow-up. Bleedings were the secondary endpoint...
June 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590359/laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-then-and-now-an-updated-systematic-review-of-the-progress-and-short-term-outcomes-over-the-last-5-years
#19
Sameh H Emile, Hossam Elfeki, Khaled Elalfy, Emad Abdallah
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is considered one of the most popular bariatric surgeries of the present time. This review aimed to evaluate the progress and short-term outcomes of LSG over the last 5 years. METHODS: The systematic review of electronic databases revealed 27 relevant articles, which were carefully assessed. The data extracted from the studies were analyzed and compared with data reported by a previous review published in 2010...
June 5, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590320/sticky-silicone-oil
#20
Hamouda Hamdi Ghoraba, Adel Galal Zaky, Haithem Mamoun Abd Al Fatah, Emad El Din Mohamed El Gemai, Mohamed Amin Heikal
OBJECTIVE: To report and analyze the phenomenon of sticky silicone oil on the retina at the time of its removal. BACKGROUND: Silicone oil has been used for more than 25 years as a long-term retinal tamponade in the surgical management of patients with complex retinal detachments. When a decision to remove silicone oil was made at the end of the tamponade period, the system involved a number of different materials: silicone oil, aqueous solution with or without remnants of perfluorocarbon liquid plus the material of the cannula used to aspirate Silicone oil...
October 31, 2016: Retina
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