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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448562/the-impact-of-anti-drug-antibodies-on-drug-concentrations-and-clinical-outcomes-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-treated-with-adalimumab-etanercept-or-infliximab-results-from-a-multinational-real-world-clinical-practice-non-interventional-study
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Robert J Moots, Ricardo M Xavier, Chi Chiu Mok, Mahboob U Rahman, Wen-Chan Tsai, Mustafa H Al-Maini, Karel Pavelka, Ehab Mahgoub, Sameer Kotak, Joan Korth-Bradley, Ron Pedersen, Linda Mele, Qi Shen, Bonnie Vlahos
OBJECTIVE: To assess the incidence of anti-drug antibodies (ADA) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with the TNF inhibitors etanercept (ETN), adalimumab (ADL), or infliximab (IFX), and determine the potential relationship with trough drug concentration, efficacy, and patient-reported outcomes. METHODS: This multi-national, non-interventional, cross-sectional study (NCT01981473) enrolled adult patients with RA treated continuously for 6-24 months with ETN, ADL, or IFX...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446036/fusaripeptide-a-new-antifungal-and-anti-malarial-cyclodepsipeptide-from-the-endophytic-fungus-fusarium-sp
#2
Sabrin R M Ibrahim, Hossam M Abdallah, Ehab S Elkhayat, Nawal M Al Musayeib, Hani Z Asfour, Mohamed F Zayed, Gamal A Mohamed
From the culture of the endophytic fungus Fusarium sp. isolated from the roots of Mentha longifolia L. (Labiatae) growing in Saudi Arabia, a new cyclodepsipeptide, namely fusaripeptide A (1), along with three known compounds adenosine (2), 2[(2-hydroxypropionyl)amino]benzamide (3), and cyclopentanol (4), have been isolated. Their structures were determined, using extensive 1D and 2D NMR and HRESI and GC mass spectral data. That is the first report for the isolation of compound 4 from natural source. In addition, compounds 2 and 3 are reported here for the first time from Fusarium sp...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437738/simultaneous-spectrophotometric-determination-of-glimepiride-and-pioglitazone-in-binary-mixture-and-combined-dosage-form-using-chemometric-assisted-techniques
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Asmaa A El-Zaher, Ehab F Elkady, Hanan M Elwy, Mahmoud Abo El Makarim Saleh
In the present work, pioglitazone and glimepiride, 2 widely used antidiabetics, were simultaneously determined by a chemometric-assisted UV-spectrophotometric method which was applied to a binary synthetic mixture and a pharmaceutical preparation containing both drugs. Three chemometric techniques - Concentration residual augmented classical least-squares (CRACLS), principal component regression (PCR), and partial least-squares (PLS) were implemented by using the synthetic mixtures containing the two drugs in acetonitrile...
March 14, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437733/the-establishment-of-in%C3%A2-vitro-culture-and-drug-screening-systems-for-a-newly-isolated-strain-of-trypanosoma-equiperdum
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Keisuke Suganuma, Shino Yamasaki, Nthatisi Innocentia Molefe, Peter Simon Musinguzi, Batdorj Davaasuren, Ehab Mossaad, Sandagdorj Narantsatsral, Banzragch Battur, Badgar Battsetseg, Noboru Inoue
Dourine is caused by Trypanosoma equiperdum via coitus with an infected horse. Although dourine is distributed in Equidae worldwide and is listed as an internationally important animal disease by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), no effective treatment strategies have been established. In addition, there are no reports on drug discovery, because no drug screening system exists for this parasite. A new T. equiperdum strain was recently isolated from the genital organ of a stallion that showed typical symptoms of dourine...
April 13, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology, Drugs and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425001/brown-s-regional-anesthesia-review-1st-edition-ehab-fharag-loran-mounir-soliman-elsevier-2016-111-00-paperback-192-pages-isbn-9780323400565
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Ariane Clairoux
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 19, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422535/comparison-between-normal-saline-and-ringer-s-acetate-in-bipolar-transurethral-resection-of-the-prostate
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Ehab Ahmed, Jacob Ingvar, Claes R Nyman, Ulf Norming, Emma Andersson, Robert G Hahn, Tim Fagerström
OBJECTIVE: The standard surgical treatment for benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) is transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). The aim of this study was to compare normal saline (NS) (0.9% sodium chloride) and Ringer's acetate (RA) as irrigation fluid with regard to visibility, resection feasibility, coagulation and bleeding in bipolar TURP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty patients (mean age 70 years) who were diagnosed with BPH were recruited to the study. The first three 3 liter bags of irrigation fluid contained either NS or RA and were administered in a randomized fashion...
April 19, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412518/recipient-immune-modulation-with-atorvastatin-for-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-prophylaxis-following-allogeneic-transplantation
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Abraham S Kanate, Parameswaran N Hari, Marcelo C Pasquini, Alexis Visotcky, Kwang W Ahn, Jennifer Boyd, Guru Subramanian Guru Murthy, J Douglas Rizzo, Wael Saber, William Drobyski, Laura Michaelis, Ehab Atallah, Karen S Carlson, Anita D'Souza, Timothy S Fenske, Aaron Cumpston, Pamela Bunner, Michael Craig, Mary M Horowitz, Mehdi Hamadani
Atorvastatin administration to both the donors and recipients of matched related donor (MRD) allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT) as acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis has been shown to be safe and effective. However, its efficacy as acute GVHD prophylaxis when given only to allo-HCT recipients is unknown. We conducted a phase II study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of atorvastatin-based acute GVHD prophylaxis given only to the recipients of MRD (n=30) or matched unrelated donor (MUD; n=39) allo-HCT, enrolled in two separate cohorts...
April 12, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406897/changes-in-the-living-arrangement-and-risk-of-stroke-in-japan-does-it-matter-who-lives-in-the-household-who-among-the-family-matters
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Ehab Salah Eshak, Hiroyasu Iso, Kaori Honjo, Ai Noda, Norie Sawada, Shoichiro Tsugane
Previous studies have suggested associations of family composition with morbidity and mortality; however, the evidence of associations with risk of stroke is limited. We sought to examine the impact of changes in the household composition on risk of stroke and its types in Japanese population. Cox proportional hazard modelling was used to assess the risk of incident stroke and stroke types within a cohort of 77,001 Japanese men and women aged 45-74 years who experienced addition and/or loss of family members [spouse, child(ren), parent(s) and others] to their households over a five years interval (between 1990-1993 and 1995-1998)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403980/characteristics-management-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-africa-a-multicountry-observational-study-from-the-africa-liver-cancer-consortium
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Ju Dong Yang, Essa A Mohamed, Ashraf O Abdel Aziz, Hend I Shousha, Mohamed B Hashem, Mohamed M Nabeel, Ahmed H Abdelmaksoud, Tamer M Elbaz, Mary Y Afihene, Babatunde M Duduyemi, Joshua P Ayawin, Adam Gyedu, Marie-Jeanne Lohouès-Kouacou, Antonin W Ndjitoyap Ndam, Ehab F Moustafa, Sahar M Hassany, Abdelmajeed M Moussa, Rose A Ugiagbe, Casimir E Omuemu, Richard Anthony, Dennis Palmer, Albert F Nyanga, Abraham O Malu, Solomon Obekpa, Abdelmounem E Abdo, Awatif I Siddig, Hatim M Y Mudawi, Uchenna Okonkwo, Mbang Kooffreh-Ada, Yaw A Awuku, Yvonne A Nartey, Elizabeth T Abbew, Nana A Awuku, Jesse A Otegbayo, Kolawole O Akande, Hailemichael M Desalegn, Abidemi E Omonisi, Akande O Ajayi, Edith N Okeke, Mary J Duguru, Pantong M Davwar, Michael C Okorie, Shettima Mustapha, Jose D Debes, Ponsiano Ocama, Olufunmilayo A Lesi, Emuobor Odeghe, Ruth Bello, Charles Onyekwere, Francis Ekere, Rufina Igetei, Mitchell A Mah'moud, Benyam Addissie, Hawa M Ali, Gregory J Gores, Mark D Topazian, Lewis R Roberts
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma is a leading cause of cancer-related death in Africa, but there is still no comprehensive description of the current status of its epidemiology in Africa. We therefore initiated an African hepatocellular carcinoma consortium aiming to describe the clinical presentation, management, and outcomes of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma in Africa. METHODS: We did a multicentre, multicountry, retrospective observational cohort study, inviting investigators from the African Network for Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases to participate in the consortium to develop hepatocellular carcinoma research databases and biospecimen repositories...
February 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403897/trypanosoma-vivax-is-the-second-leading-cause-of-camel-trypanosomosis-in-sudan-after-trypanosoma-evansi
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Ehab Mossaad, Bashir Salim, Keisuke Suganuma, Peter Musinguzi, Mohammed A Hassan, E A Elamin, G E Mohammed, Amel O Bakhiet, Xuenan Xuan, Rawan A Satti, Noboru Inoue
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted in response to recurring reports from eastern Sudan of camel trypanosomosis that can no longer be treated by currently available trypanocidal drugs. One hundred and eighty-nine blood samples were obtained from camels in different herds and local markets in the western part of Sudan, and a cross-sectional study was carried out between December 2015 and February 2016 to identify the causative agents and possible circulating genotypes. RESULTS: The prevalence of trypanosomes detected using the conventional parasitological techniques of Giemsa-stained blood smears, wet blood smears and the microhematocrit centrifugation technique (MHCT) was 7% (13/189), 11% (21/189) and 19% (36/189), respectively...
April 13, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388321/life-table-analysis-of-culex-pipiens-under-simulated-weather-conditions-in-egypt
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Ehab M Abouzied
The effect of fluctuating ambient air and water temperatures and relative humidity (RH) on the population parameters of Culex pipiens was studied using life table data during the winter-spring and summer-autumn seasons in Giza Province, Egypt. In winter-spring (20.46 ± 1.8°C and 51.68 ± 3.63% RH), the preadult survival rate for Cx. pipiens was 80.65%, which was higher than the 50.00% observed in the summer-autumn (30.19 ± 0.67°C and 52.68 ± 8.04% RH). During the winter-spring period, the developmental time of egg, larvae, and pupae of Cx...
March 2017: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386039/changes-in-the-employment-status-and-risk-of-stroke-and-stroke-types
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Ehab S Eshak, Kaori Honjo, Hiroyasu Iso, Ai Ikeda, Manami Inoue, Norie Sawada, Shoichiro Tsugane
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Because of limited evidence, we investigated a long-term impact of changes in employment status on risk of stroke. METHODS: This was a prospective study of 21 902 Japanese men and 19 826 women aged 40 to 59 years from 9 public health centers across Japan. Participants were followed up from 1990 to 1993 to the end of 2009 to 2014. Cox proportional hazard ratio of stroke (incidence and mortality) and its types (hemorrhagic and ischemic) was calculated according to changes in the employment status within 5 years interval between 1990 to 1993 and 1995 to 1998 (continuously employed, job loss, reemployed, and continuously unemployed)...
April 6, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373413/acute-graft-versus-host-disease-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Samah Nassereddine, Hind Rafei, Ehab Elbahesh, Imad Tabbara
Acute graft versus host disease (aGVHD) remains the second leading cause of death following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (AHSCT). Over the last five years, the progress in understanding the pathophysiology of this immune based-process helped redefine graft versus host reaction and opened new possibilities for novel preventive and therapeutic approaches. The evolution in the field of immunology widened the horizons for hematopoietic stem cell transplant leading to the availability of different stem cell sources for potential graft and incorporation of novel conditioning regimens...
April 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372680/the-impact-of-anesthesia-on-hemodynamic-and-volume-changes-in-operative-hysteroscopy-a-bioimpedance-randomized-study
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Ehab E Moharram, Ahmed M El Attar, Moustafa A Kamel
BACKGROUND: Operative hysteroscopy is accompanied by the use of distention medium. Its absorption can lead to volume overload and hemodynamic disturbances that can lead to serious complications. We investigated the impact of the type of anesthesia on decreasing these complications with the use of noninvasive thoracic bioimpedance. DESIGN: A prospective, randomized, blind study. METHOD: Sixty women, with American Society of Anesthesiologists classifications I-III, undergoing operative hysteroscopy were randomly allocated into 2 groups...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372248/validation-of-quechers-based-method-for-determination-of-fenitrothion-residues-in-tomatoes-by-gas-chromatography-flame-photometric-detector-decline-pattern-and-risk-assessment
#15
Farag Malhat, Julien Boulangé, Ehab Abdelraheem, Osama Abd Allah, Rania Abd El-Hamid, Shokr Abd El-Salam
A simple and rapid gas chromatography with flame photometric detector (GC-FPD) determination method was developed to detect residue levels and investigate the dissipation pattern and safe use of fenitrothion in tomatoes. A modified quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe (QuEChERS) using an ethyl acetate-based extraction, followed by a dispersive solid-phase extraction (d-SPE) with primary-secondary amine (PSA) and graphite carbon black (GCB) for clean up, was applied prior to GC-FPD analysis. The method showed satisfactory linearity, recovery and precision...
August 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371684/blood-soluble-fas-levels-and-mortality-from-cardiovascular-disease-in-middle-aged-japanese-the-jacc-study
#16
Hiroyasu Iso, Koutatsu Maruyama, Ehab S Eshak, Satoyo Ikehara, Kazumasa Yamagishi, Akiko Tamakoshi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Limited evidence has been available on the relationship between apoptosis and cardiovascular disease in population-based samples. We examined whether blood soluble Fas (sFas) are associated with mortality from cardiovascular diseases. METHODS: In a nested case-control study under a large prospective cohort, the Japan Collaborative Cohort (JACC) Study, where a total of 39,242 subjects, 40-79 years of age, provided serum samples and were followed up for 9 years, we measured sFas levels among cases and controls, matched for sex, age, area of residence and year of serum storage...
May 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366721/neuroprotective-role-of-ginkgo-biloba-against-cognitive-deficits-associated-with-bisphenol-a-exposure-an-animal-model-study
#17
Manar Mohammed El Tabaa, Samia Salem Sokar, Ehab Sayed Ramdan, Inas Zakria Abd El Salam, Anis Zaid
Our study aimed to elucidate to what extent Ginkgo biloba (Gb) can protect rats from cognitive deficits induced by exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) at high dose. Therefore, sixty male Wistar rats were randomly divided into four groups of 15 animals in each group: Vehicle group, Gb-control group, BPA-exposed group and Gb pre-treated group. All administrations were given daily by an oral gavage once a day for eight weeks. Cognitive function was assessed using Morris water maze; Y-maze and Novel object recognition tasks...
March 30, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353119/safety-and-feasibility-of-pleural-cryobiopsy-compared-to-forceps-biopsy-during-semi-rigid-pleuroscopy
#18
Vikas Pathak, Ray W Shepherd, Ehab Hussein, Rajiv Malhotra
BACKGROUND: Pleural biopsy is often obtained in patients with undiagnosed exudative pleural effusion during pleuroscopy. Standard forceps have been traditionally used for the biopsy. Cryoprobes are being increasingly used for transbronchial lung biopsy as they obtain larger specimens and have less crush artifact. However, the safety and feasibility of cryoprobe biopsy compared to standard forceps for pleural biopsy has not been fully assessed. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to demonstrate the safety and feasibility of cryoprobe biopsy in the pleural space using semi-rigid pleuroscopy...
March 28, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351558/coagulation-defects-in-thalassemic-patients
#19
Mostafa M Abosdera, Alzahraa E Almasry, Ehab S Abdel-Moneim
BACKGROUND: Regular blood transfusion and compliance with iron chelation therapy has markedly improved life expectancy in thalassemia; however, this improvement is accompanied by several complications of this chronic disease including thromboembolic disorders. The objective of this work is to study natural coagulation inhibition as well as the fibrinolysis processes in thalassemic children who are otherwise in a steady state with no overt clinical manifestations of thromboembolism. METHODS: In a case-control study design conducted at Sohag University Hospital, Sohag, Egypt, 50 thalassemic children and 20 age- and sex-matched healthy controls were compared as regards prothrombin concentration, international normalized ratio, partial thromboplastin time, protein C, protein S, antithrombin III, D-dimers, and thrombin activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI)...
February 17, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346771/cohort-study-of-oncologic-emergencies-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer
#20
Cielito C Reyes-Gibby, Stephanie C Melkonian, Ehab Y Hanna, Sai-Ching J Yeung, Charles Lu, Mark S Chambers, Srinivas R Banala, Gary B Gunn, Sanjay S Shete
BACKGROUND: Treatments for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) are associated with toxicities that lead to emergency department presentation. METHODS: We utilized data from an ongoing prospective cohort of newly diagnosed, previously untreated patients (N = 298) with HNSCC to evaluate the association between clinical and epidemiologic factors and risk for and frequency of emergency department presentation. Time to event was calculated from the date of treatment initiation to emergency department presentation, date of death, or current date...
March 27, 2017: Head & Neck
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