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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396172/role-of-suppression-of-the-inward-rectifier-current-ik1-on-terminal-action-potential-repolarization-in-the-failing-heart
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Michael G Klein, Matie Shou, Jayna Stohlman, Soroosh Sohljoo, Myles Haigney, Richard R Tidwell, Robert E Goldstein, Thomas P Flagg, Mark C Haigney
BACKGROUND: The failing heart exhibits an increased arrhythmia susceptibility that is often attributed to action potential (AP) prolongation due to significant ion channel remodeling. IK1 has been reported to be reduced, but its contribution to shaping the AP waveform and cell excitability in the failing heart remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To define the effect of IK1 suppression on the cardiac AP and excitability in the normal and failing heart. METHODS: We used electrophysiological and pharmacological approaches to investigate IK1 function in a swine tachy-pacing model of heart failure...
April 7, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379388/prevalence-of-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease-and-prognosis-in-patients-with-stable-symptoms-and-a-zero-coronary-calcium-score
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Tarun K Mittal, Alison Pottle, Ed Nicol, Mahmoud Barbir, Ben Ariff, Saeed Mirsadraee, Michael Dubowitz, Diana A Gorog, Piers Clifford, Soroosh Firoozan, Robert Smith, Simon Dubrey, Harmeet Chana, Jaymin Shah, Nigel Stephens, Christopher Travill, Andrew Kelion, Mini Pakkal, Adam Timmis
Aims: CT calcium scoring (CTCS) and CT cardiac angiography (CTCA) are widely used in patients with stable chest pain to exclude significant coronary artery disease (CAD). We aimed to resolve uncertainty about the prevalence of obstructive coronary artery disease and long-term outcomes in patients with a zero-calcium score (ZCS). Methods and results: Consecutive patients with stable cardiac symptoms referred for CTCS or CTCS and CTCA from chest pain clinics to a tertiary cardiothoracic centre were prospectively enrolled...
March 31, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372963/2016-rad-aid-conference-on-international%C3%A2-radiology-for-developing-countries-gaps-growth-and-united-nations-sustainable-development-goals
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Daniel J Mollura, Garshasb Soroosh, Melissa P Culp
The 2016 RAD-AID Conference analyzed the accelerated global activity in the radiology community that is transforming medical imaging into an effective spearhead of health care capacity building in low- and middle-income countries. Global health efforts historically emphasized disaster response, crisis zones, and infectious disease outbreaks. However, the projected doubling of cancer and cardiovascular deaths in developing countries in the next 15 years and the need for higher technology screening and diagnostic technologies in low-resource regions, as articulated by the United Nations' new Sustainable Development Goals of 2016, is heightening the role of radiology in global health...
March 29, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269515/measures-of-the-brain-functional-network-that-correlate-with-alzheimer-s-neuropsychological-test-scores-an-fmri-and-graph-analysis-study
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Soroosh Golbabaei, Amin Dadashi, Hamid Soltanian-Zadeh
Neural degeneration in Alzheimer's disease (AD) leads to structural topology deformation that in turn changes brain functionality. The main aim of the present study is to find the brain's functional connectivity network (FCN) correlates of Alzheimer's psychological test scores. To this end, the brain's FCN is extracted from the resting state functional magnetic resonance images (rs-fMRI) of healthy controls and patients with AD and represented as a graph. Then, network measures are calculated from the graphs...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248374/ultra-fast-analog-to-digital-converter-based-on-a-nonlinear-triplexer-and-an-optical-coder-with-a-photonic-crystal-structure
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Farhad Mehdizadeh, Mohammad Soroosh, Hamed Alipour-Banaei, Ebrahim Farshidi
In this paper, we propose what we believe is a novel all-optical analog-to-digital converter (ADC) based on photonic crystals. The proposed structure is composed of a nonlinear triplexer and an optical coder. The nonlinear triplexer is for creating discrete levels in the continuous optical input signal, and the optical coder is for generating a 2-bit standard binary code out of the discrete levels coming from the nonlinear triplexer. Controlling the resonant mode of the resonant rings through optical intensity is the main objective and working mechanism of the proposed structure...
March 1, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230376/facet-dependent-thermal-instability-in-licoo2
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Soroosh Sharifi-Asl, Fernando A Soto, Anmin Nie, Yifei Yuan, Hasti Asayesh-Ardakani, Tara Foroozan, Vitaliy Yurkiv, Boao Song, Farzad Mashayek, Robert F Klie, Khalil Amine, Jun Lu, Perla B Balbuena, Reza Shahbazian-Yassar
Thermal runaways triggered by the oxygen release from oxide cathode materials pose a major safety concern for widespread application of lithium ion batteries. Utilizing in situ aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) and electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) at high temperatures, we show that oxygen release from LixCoO2 cathode crystals is occurring at the surface of particles. We correlated this local oxygen evolution from the LixCoO2 structure with local phase transitions spanning from layered to spinel and then to rock salt structure upon exposure to elevated temperatures...
March 1, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227768/measures-of-the-brain-functional-network-that-correlate-with-alzheimer-s-neuropsychological-test-scores-an-fmri-and-graph-analysis-study
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Soroosh Golbabaei, Amin Dadashi, Hamid Soltanian-Zadeh, Soroosh Golbabaei, Amin Dadashi, Hamid Soltanian-Zadeh, Soroosh Golbabaei, Amin Dadashi, Hamid Soltanian-Zadeh
Neural degeneration in Alzheimer's disease (AD) leads to structural topology deformation that in turn changes brain functionality. The main aim of the present study is to find the brain's functional connectivity network (FCN) correlates of Alzheimer's psychological test scores. To this end, the brain's FCN is extracted from the resting state functional magnetic resonance images (rs-fMRI) of healthy controls and patients with AD and represented as a graph. Then, network measures are calculated from the graphs...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154134/cdon-deficiency-causes-cardiac-remodeling-through-hyperactivation-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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Myong-Ho Jeong, Hyun-Ji Kim, Jung-Hoon Pyun, Kyu-Sil Choi, Dong I Lee, Soroosh Solhjoo, Brian O'Rourke, Gordon F Tomaselli, Dong Seop Jeong, Hana Cho, Jong-Sun Kang
On pathological stress, Wnt signaling is reactivated and induces genes associated with cardiac remodeling and fibrosis. We have previously shown that a cell surface receptor Cdon (cell-adhesion associated, oncogene regulated) suppresses Wnt signaling to promote neuronal differentiation however its role in heart is unknown. Here, we demonstrate a critical role of Cdon in cardiac function and remodeling. Cdon is expressed and predominantly localized at intercalated disk in both mouse and human hearts. Cdon-deficient mice develop cardiac dysfunction including reduced ejection fraction and ECG abnormalities...
February 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149031/thoughts-on-the-current-management-of-acute-aluminum-phosphide-toxicity-and-proposals-for-therapy-an-evidence-based-review
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REVIEW
Maryam Vasheghani Farahani, Davood Soroosh, Sayed Mahdi Marashi
The majority of aluminum phosphide (ALP) toxicity cases are suicidal attempts. Despite advances in critical care medicine, the mortality rate of ALP remains very high. Unfortunately, knowledge on the toxicokinetics of ALP is very low. An obsolete idea was proposed that inhibition of complex IV of cytochrome C oxidase is responsible for multiorgan dysfunction. However, based on human studies, this effect might be insignificant. Thus, a novel idea proposes that the main mechanism might be vascular wall integrity disruption...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127573/biomaterials-and-tissue-engineering-for-scar-management-in-wound-care
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REVIEW
Maedeh Rahimnejad, Soroosh Derakhshanfar, Wen Zhong
Scars are a natural and unavoidable result from most wound repair procedures and the body's physiological healing response. However, they scars can cause considerable functional impairment and emotional and social distress. There are different forms of treatments that have been adopted to manage or eliminate scar formation. This review covers the latest research in the past decade on using either natural agents or synthetic biomaterials in treatments for scar reduction.
2017: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119114/evaluation-of-platelet-rich-plasma-gel-potential-in-acceleration-of-wound-healing-duration-in-patients-underwent-pilonidal-sinus-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-parallel-clinical-trial
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Saeed Mohammadi, Shirzad Nasiri, Mohammad Hossein Mohammadi, Ashraf Malek Mohammadi, Mohsen Nikbakht, Mahdi Zahed Panah, Hiva Safar, Shayan Mostafaei, Amir Hossein Norooznezhad, Ahmad Reza Soroosh, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh
OBJECTIVES: One of the most important surgical issues applied in the treatment of pilonidal sinus disease is wound healing. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible effect of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) gel on accelerating wound healing in these patients. METHODS: In this randomized, controlled, parallel group clinical trial, 110 patients were randomly allocated into two parallel groups with the same size (controls and treatment arm) after meeting inclusion and exclusion criteria...
January 4, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030607/evolutionary-dynamics-of-tumor-stroma-interactions-in-multiple-myeloma
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Javad Salimi Sartakhti, Mohammad Hossein Manshaei, Soroosh Bateni, Marco Archetti
Cancer cells and stromal cells cooperate by exchanging diffusible factors that sustain tumor growth, a form of frequency-dependent selection that can be studied in the framework of evolutionary game theory. In the case of multiple myeloma, three types of cells (malignant plasma cells, osteoblasts and osteoclasts) exchange growth factors with different effects, and tumor-stroma interactions have been analysed using a model of cooperation with pairwise interactions. Here we show that a model in which growth factors have autocrine and paracrine effects on multiple cells, a more realistic assumption for tumor-stroma interactions, leads to different results, with implications for disease progression and treatment...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991762/tailoring-the-edge-structure-of-molybdenum-disulfide-toward-electrocatalytic-reduction-of-carbon-dioxide
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Pedram Abbasi, Mohammad Asadi, Cong Liu, Soroosh Sharifi-Asl, Baharak Sayahpour, Amirhossein Behranginia, Peter Zapol, Reza Shahbazian-Yassar, Larry A Curtiss, Amin Salehi-Khojin
Electrocatalytic conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) into energy-rich fuels is considered to be the most efficient approach to achieve a carbon neutral cycle. Transition-metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) have recently shown a very promising catalytic performance for CO2 reduction reaction in an ionic liquid electrolyte. Here, we report that the catalytic performance of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), a member of TMDCs, can be significantly improved by using an appropriate dopant. Our electrochemical results indicate that 5% niobium (Nb)-doped vertically aligned MoS2 in ionic liquid exhibits 1 order of magnitude higher CO formation turnover frequency (TOF) than pristine MoS2 at an overpotential range of 50-150 mV...
December 19, 2016: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981209/crohn-s-disease-fibroblasts-overproduce-the-novel-protein-kiaa1199-to-create-proinflammatory-hyaluronan-fragments
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Artin Soroosh, Sami Albeiroti, Gail A West, Belinda Willard, Claudio Fiocchi, Carol A de la Motte
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Crohn's Disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract. Fibrosis, a serious complication of CD, occurs when activated intestinal fibroblasts deposit excessive amounts of extracellular matrix (ECM) in affected areas. A major component of the ECM is high-molecular-weight hyaluronan (HA) that, when depolymerized to low-molecular-weight fragments, becomes proinflammatory and profibrotic. Mechanisms for HA degradation are incompletely understood, but the novel protein KIAA1199 recently was discovered to degrade HA...
May 2016: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905482/pharmacologic-modulation-of-ror%C3%AE-t-translates-to-efficacy-in-preclinical-and-translational-models-of-psoriasis-and-inflammatory-arthritis
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Xiaohua Xue, Pejman Soroosh, Aimee De Leon-Tabaldo, Rosa Luna-Roman, Marciano Sablad, Natasha Rozenkrants, Jingxue Yu, Glenda Castro, Homayon Banie, Wai-Ping Fung-Leung, Luis Santamaria-Babi, Thomas Schlueter, Michael Albers, Kristi Leonard, Alison L Budelsky, Anne M Fourie
The IL-23/IL-17 pathway is implicated in autoimmune diseases, particularly psoriasis, where biologics targeting IL-23 and IL-17 have shown significant clinical efficacy. Retinoid-related orphan nuclear receptor gamma t (RORγt) is required for Th17 differentiation and IL-17 production in adaptive and innate immune cells. We identified JNJ-54271074, a potent and highly-selective RORγt inverse agonist, which dose-dependently inhibited RORγt-driven transcription, decreased co-activator binding and promoted interaction with co-repressor protein...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869120/the-influence-of-large-cations-on-the-electrochemical-properties-of-tunnel-structured-metal-oxides
#16
Yifei Yuan, Chun Zhan, Kun He, Hungru Chen, Wentao Yao, Soroosh Sharifi-Asl, Boao Song, Zhenzhen Yang, Anmin Nie, Xiangyi Luo, Hao Wang, Stephen M Wood, Khalil Amine, M Saiful Islam, Jun Lu, Reza Shahbazian-Yassar
Metal oxides with a tunnelled structure are attractive as charge storage materials for rechargeable batteries and supercapacitors, since the tunnels enable fast reversible insertion/extraction of charge carriers (for example, lithium ions). Common synthesis methods can introduce large cations such as potassium, barium and ammonium ions into the tunnels, but how these cations affect charge storage performance is not fully understood. Here, we report the role of tunnel cations in governing the electrochemical properties of electrode materials by focusing on potassium ions in α-MnO2...
November 21, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774831/risk-factors-of-severe-peritoneal-sclerosis-in-chronic-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
#17
Sudabeh Alatab, Iraj Najafi, Gholamreza Pourmand, Mostafa Hosseini, Soroosh Shekarchian
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) offers the healthiest way for starting renal replacement therapy (RRT) in End Stage Renal Disease patients, however exposes long-term PD patients to a dangerous complication named encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS). In this study, we searched for possible risk factors of EPS. Data were collected from two PD centers covering period 1995-2012 and comprised 464 patients. Control group defined as PD patients stayed on PD >42 month (n = 122), and case group was 12 confirmed EPS patients...
October 24, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717665/type-2-innate-lymphoid-cell-suppression-by-regulatory-t%C3%A2-cells-attenuates-airway-hyperreactivity-and-requires-inducible-t-cell-costimulator-inducible-t-cell-costimulator-ligand-interaction
#18
Diamanda Rigas, Gavin Lewis, Jennifer L Aron, Bowen Wang, Homayon Banie, Ishwarya Sankaranarayanan, Lauriane Galle-Treger, Hadi Maazi, Richard Lo, Gordon J Freeman, Arlene H Sharpe, Pejman Soroosh, Omid Akbari
BACKGROUND: Atopic diseases, including asthma, exacerbate type 2 immune responses and involve a number of immune cell types, including regulatory T (Treg) cells and the emerging type 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s). Although ILC2s are potent producers of type 2 cytokines, the regulation of ILC2 activation and function is not well understood. OBJECTIVE: In the present study, for the first time, we evaluate how Treg cells interact with pulmonary ILC2s and control their function...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27541940/glasses-hiding-or-causing-skin-cancer
#19
Ze Zhang, Soroosh Behshad, Pooja Sethi-Patel, Alejandra A Valenzuela
This article evaluates malignant transformation of lesions presenting in the periocular skin under the eye spectacle nose pad. A non-comparative retrospective chart review of clinical features and pathological findings of patients presenting with periocular malignancies in the exact vicinity where the nose pads of their eye spectacles rested was completed. The study took place in one tertiary oculoplastic referral center between 2007-2013. Ten patients were included, six of whom were male. All subjects wore eye spectacles while awake for at least 15 years, and had an evident suspicious lesion in the exact area that coincided with the resting place of the nose pad...
October 2016: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27419386/relative-skeletal-maturation-and-population-ancestry-in-nonobese-children-and-adolescents
#20
Shana E McCormack, Alessandra Chesi, Jonathan A Mitchell, Sani M Roy, Diana L Cousminer, Heidi J Kalkwarf, Joan M Lappe, Vicente Gilsanz, Sharon E Oberfield, John A Shepherd, Soroosh Mahboubi, Karen K Winer, Andrea Kelly, Struan Fa Grant, Babette S Zemel
More rapid skeletal maturation in African-American (AA) children is recognized and generally attributed to an increased prevalence of obesity. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effects of population ancestry on relative skeletal maturation in healthy, non-obese children and adolescents, accounting for body composition and sexual maturation. To do this, we leveraged a multiethnic, mixed-longitudinal study with annual assessments for up to 7 years (The Bone Mineral Density in Childhood Study and its ancillary cohort) conducted at five US clinical centers...
January 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
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