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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244879/characterization-of-toxoplasma-degp-a-rhoptry-serine-protease-crucial-for-lethal-infection-in-mice
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Gaelle Lentini, Hiba El Hajj, Julien Papoin, Gamou Fall, Alexander W Pfaff, Nadim Tawil, Catherine Braun-Breton, Maryse Lebrun
During the infection process, Apicomplexa discharge their secretory organelles called micronemes, rhoptries and dense granules to sustain host cell invasion, intracellular replication and to modulate host cell pathways and immune responses. Herein, we describe the Toxoplasma gondii Deg-like serine protein (TgDegP), a rhoptry protein homologous to High temperature requirement A (HtrA) or Deg-like family of serine proteases. TgDegP undergoes processing in both types I and II strains as most of the rhoptries proteins...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237202/a-double-reprocessing-high-level-disinfection-protocol-does-not-eliminate-positive-cultures-from-the-elevators-of-duodenoscopes
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Douglas K Rex, Marnie Sieber, Glen A Lehman, Douglas Webb, Bryan Schmitt, Amy Beth Kressel, Ji Young Bang, Jeffery Easler, Lee McHenry, Ihab El-Hajj, Evan Fogel, James Watkins, Stuart Sherman
Background and study aim Duodenoscopes have been the source of serious infection, despite correct performance of high-level disinfection (HLD). This study aimed to observe the impact of performing HLD twice on the rate of positive cultures from duodenoscope elevators. Methods We performed double HLD (DHLD; i. e. complete manual cleaning followed by automated reprocessing, with the entire process repeated) and then randomly cultured the elevators of our duodenoscopes on about 30 % of occasions. Results DHLD was associated with positive elevator cultures for any microorganism in 9...
December 13, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229084/serological-study-of-bordetella-pertussis-mycoplasma-pneumonia-and-chlamydia-pneumonia-in-iranian-hajj-pilgrims-with-prolonged-cough-illnesses-a-follow-up-study
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Masoud Rahimian, Mahdi HosseiniB
INTRODUCTION: Hajj pilgrimage is the biggest and longest mass gathering in the Muslim world. Annually, about 50% of more than 2.5 million pilgrims participating in this ritual get involved in severe devastating coughs. Most coughs continue, so the pilgrims turn back home and transmit them to family members and other people. Despite the high prevalence of coughs for many years, what causes them remains unknown. Considering the pertussis-like clinical picture of the so-called "hajj coughs", the researchers conducted a study to measure antibodies against three known common atypical bacteria, namely Bordetella Pertussis, Chlamydia Pneumonia and Mycoplasma Pneumonia...
November 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212315/post-ercp-bleeding-in-the-era-of-multiple-antiplatelet-agents
#4
Hyoung-Chul Oh, Ihab I El Hajj, Jeffrey J Easler, James Watkins, Evan L Fogel, Lee McHenry, Glen A Lehman, Jung Sik Choi, Hyun Kang, Stuart Sherman
Background/Aims: This study aimed to determine the risk of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (post-ERCP) bleeding among patients taking antiplatelet agents (APAs), particularly in the era of multiple APAs. Methods: The primary outcomes were the frequency, type, and severity of ERCP-related bleeding according to the use of APAs. Results: The frequencies of post-ERCP bleeding among the four different groups were 16 of 2,083 (0...
December 8, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204283/genome-sequence-of-leucobacter-massiliensis-sp-nov-isolated-from-human-pharynx-after-travel-to-the-2014-hajj
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T Leangapichart, P Gautret, T T Nguyen, N Armstrong, J-M Rolain
"Leucobacter massiliensis" strain 122RC15T sp. nov. is a new species within the genus Leucobacter. The genome of this strain is described here. It was isolated from the pharynx of a 76-year-old Algerian female after travelling from the 2014 Hajj. "Leucobacter massiliensis" is a Gram-positive, aerobic bacillus. Here we describe the features including complete genome and annotation of this strain. The 3 136 406-bp long genome contains 2797 protein-coding genes and 49 RNA genes.
January 2018: New Microbes and New Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182543/home-hemodialysis-hhd-treatment-as-effective-yet-underutilized-treatment-modality-in-the-united-states
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REVIEW
Jihane J Hajj, Krzysztof Laudanski
End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is a major health burden and its incidence has been increasing yearly reaching 120,000 cases in 2014. Home hemodialysis (HHD) is a treatment modality option that has been shown to contribute to numerous clinical benefits but is largely underutilized due to many contributing factors. The purpose of this review paper is to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of HHD and the reasons for its low utilization with a special focus on its socioeconomic impact as compared to facility hemodialysis...
November 28, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147964/diabetes-care-in-qatar-a-survey-of-pharmacists-activities-attitudes-and-knowledge
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Maguy Saffouh El Hajj, Safae E Abu Yousef, Meena Ali Basri
Background Diabetes mellitus is recognized as a major public health issue and is one of the top ten causes of death in Qatar. Objective To describe the activities, and attitudes of Qatar pharmacists toward diabetes, to measure their diabetes knowledge and to assess their perceived barriers for diabetes care. Setting Community and ambulatory pharmacies in Qatar. Method Study objectives were addressed in a cross sectional survey of community and ambulatory pharmacists in Qatar. A phone call explaining the study was made to all community and ambulatory pharmacists in Qatar...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135929/potential-of-sentinel-1-radar-data-for-the-assessment-of-soil-and-cereal-cover-parameters
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Safa Bousbih, Mehrez Zribi, Zohra Lili-Chabaane, Nicolas Baghdadi, Mohammad El Hajj, Qi Gao, Bernard Mougenot
The main objective of this study is to analyze the potential use of Sentinel-1 (S1) radar data for the estimation of soil characteristics (roughness and water content) and cereal vegetation parameters (leaf area index (LAI), and vegetation height (H)) in agricultural areas. Simultaneously to several radar acquisitions made between 2015 and 2017, using S1 sensors over the Kairouan Plain (Tunisia, North Africa), ground measurements of soil roughness, soil water content, LAI and H were recorded. The NDVI (normalized difference vegetation index) index computed from Landsat optical images revealed a strong correlation with in situ measurements of LAI...
November 14, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132919/clonal-replacement-and-expansion-among-invasive-meningococcal-isolates-of-serogroup-w-in-france
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Eva Hong, Anne-Sophie Barret, Aude Terrade, Mélanie Denizon, Denise Antona, Myriam Aouiti-Trabelsi, Ala-Eddine Deghmane, Isabelle Parent du Châtelet, Daniel Levy-Bruhl, Muhamed-Kheir Taha
Background Neisseria meningitidis group W (NmW) belonging to the clonal complex ST-11 (NmW/cc11) spread in Europe and in France in 2000 and declined thereafter. In France, invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) due to NmW increased again in 2012 and thereafter since 2015. Several sub-lineages of NmW/cc11 are circulating worldwide with successive epidemic waves. We aimed to describe recent epidemiological trends of NmW in France and to explore the microbiological and epidemiological characteristics associated with different NmW/cc11 sub-lineages...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132909/a-comprehensive-systematic-review-of-pharmacy-perspectives-on-interprofessional-education-and-collaborative-practice
#10
REVIEW
Alla El-Awaisi, Sundari Joseph, Maguy Saffouh El Hajj, Lesley Diack
INTRODUCTION: Pharmacists are key professionals in the collaborative working process and are integral members of the healthcare team. However, there is paucity of information regarding their perspectives towards interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative practice. AIMS: The aim of this systematic review is to synthesize, summarise and evaluate the quality of the quantitative and qualitative literature related to the perspectives of pharmacy students, pharmacy faculty and practising pharmacists toward IPE and collaborative practice...
November 2, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129525/multicenter-evaluation-of-the-clinical-utility-of-laparoscopy-assisted-ercp-in-patients-with-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
#11
Ali M Abbas, Andrew T Strong, David L Diehl, Brian C Brauer, Iris H Lee, Rebecca Burbridge, Jaroslav Zivny, Jennifer T Higa, Marcelo Falcão, Ihab I El Hajj, Paul Tarnasky, Brintha K Enestvedt, Alexander R Ende, Adarsh M Thaker, Rishi Pawa, Priya Jamidar, Kartik Sampath, Eduardo Guimarães Hourneaux de Moura, Richard S Kwon, Alejandro L Suarez, Murad Aburajab, Andrew Y Wang, Mohammad H Shakhatreh, Vivek Kaul, Lorna Kang, Thomas E Kowalski, Rahul Pannala, Jeffrey Tokar, A Aziz Aadam, Demetrios Tzimas, Mihir S Wagh, Peter V Draganov, M D The LA-Ercp Research Group Jeffrey Ponsky, Bruce D Greenwald, Lance T Uradomo, Alyson A McGhan, Shahrad Hakimian, Andrew Ross, Stuart Sherman, Benjamin L Bick, Christopher E Forsmark, Dennis Yang, Anand Gupte, Shailendra Chauhan, Steven J Hughes, Karen Saks, Gennadiy Bakis, Adam W Templeton, Michael Saunders, Alireza Sedarat, John A Evans, Thiruvengadam Muniraj, Timothy B Gardner, Almino C Ramos, Marco Aurelio Santo, Andrew Nett, Gregory A Coté, B Joseph Elmunzer, Kulwinder S Dua, Michael J Nosler, Daniel S Strand, Paul Yeaton, Shivangi Kothari, Asad Ullah, Pushpak Taunk, Patrick Brady, Haim Pinkas, Ashley L Faulx, Haroon Shahid, Jordan Holmes, Davinderbir Pannu, Srinadh Komanduri, Juan Carlos Bucobo, Harry Dhaliwal, Alaa Rostom, Brent W Acker
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The obesity epidemic has led to increased use of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). These patients have an increased incidence of pancreaticobiliary diseases yet standard ERCP is not possible due to surgically altered gastroduodenal anatomy. Laparoscopic-ERCP (LA-ERCP) has been proposed as an option but supporting data are derived from single center small case-series. Therefore, we conducted a large multicenter study to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and outcomes of LA-ERCP...
November 9, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126397/no-mers-cov-but-positive-influenza-viruses-in-returning-hajj-pilgrims-china-2013-2015
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Xuezheng Ma, Fang Liu, Lijuan Liu, Liping Zhang, Mingzhu Lu, Abuduzhayier Abudukadeer, Lingbing Wang, Feng Tian, Wei Zhen, Pengfei Yang, Kongxin Hu
BACKGROUND: There is global health concern that the mass movement of pilgrims to and from Mecca annually could contribute to the international spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). In China, about 11,000 Muslim pilgrims participate in the Hajj gathering in Mecca annually. This is the first report of MERS-CoV and respiratory virus molecular screening of returning pilgrims at points of entry in China from 2013 to 2015. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 847 returning Hajj pilgrims participated in this study...
November 10, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119098/re-emerging-vaccine-preventable-diseases-in-war-affected-peoples-of-the-eastern-mediterranean-region-an-update
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REVIEW
Rasha Raslan, Skye El Sayegh, Sana Chams, Nour Chams, Angelo Leone, Inaya Hajj Hussein
For the past few decades, the Eastern Mediterranean Region has been one area of the world profoundly shaped by war and political instability. On-going conflict and destruction have left the region struggling with innumerable health concerns that have claimed the lives of many. Wars, and the chaos they leave behind, often provide the optimal conditions for the growth and re-emergence of communicable diseases. In this article, we highlight a few of the major re-emerging vaccine preventable diseases in four countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region that are currently affected by war leading to a migration crisis: Iraq, South Sudan, Syria, and Yemen...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116582/late-onset-first-episode-psychosis-emerging-as-delusional-misidentification-of-familiar-sacred-places-during-a-holy-pilgrimage-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#14
Mahmoud A Awara, Hamdy F Moselhy, Manal O Elnenaei
BACKGROUND: The delusional misidentification syndromes (DMS) include a myriad of discrete but related syndromes, which have wide spectrum anomalies of familiarity. Several misidentification syndromes have been described in the psychiatric literature, the most common of these delusions are: the Capgras syndrome; the Fregoli syndrome; the syndrome of inter-metamorphosis; reduplicative paramnesia; and environmental reduplication. CASE PRESENTATION: The reported case highlights the emergence of late onset first episode psychosis in a Middle Eastern 65-year-old female who has no previous psychiatric history...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113847/contribution-maxillomandibulaire-%C3%A3-l%C3%A2-%C3%A3-tablissement-de-la-malocclusion-de-classe-ii-dans-une-population-libanaise-adulte
#15
Nadine El Hajj, Nayla Bassil-Nassif, Alain Tauk, Carole Mouhanna-Fattal, Joseph P Bouserhal
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November 4, 2017: International Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113846/maxillary-and-mandibular-contribution-to-the-establishment-of-class-ii-malocclusion-in-an-adult-lebanese-population
#16
Nadine El Hajj, Nayla Bassil-Nassif, Alain Tauk, Carole Mouhanna-Fattal, Joseph P Bouserhal
INTRODUCTION: The main aim of this study was to describe the contribution of the maxilla and the mandible to the establishment of a Class II skeletal malocclusion in an adult Lebanese population. Secondary aims were to detect the presence of sex-based dimorphism and to study the influence of the vertical dimension on the Class II skeletal pattern. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A sample of 90 adults in skeletal Class II was recruited and equally distributed according to sex and vertical typology...
November 4, 2017: International Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110979/complications-from-administration-of-vasopressors-through-peripheral-venous-catheters-an-observational-study
#17
Kamal Medlej, Amin Antoine Kazzi, Ahel El Hajj Chehade, Mothana Saad Eldine, Ali Chami, Rana Bachir, Dina Zebian, Gilbert Abou Dagher
BACKGROUND: The placement of a central venous catheter for the administration of vasopressors is still recommended and required by many institutions because of concern about complications associated with peripheral administration of vasopressors. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to determine the incidence of complications from the administration of vasopressors through peripheral venous catheters (PVC) in patients with circulatory shock, and to identify the factors associated with these complications...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105044/raising-awareness-of-health-care-providers-about-merscov-infection-in-public-hospitals-in-mecca-saudi-arabia
#18
Mohamed O Nour, Ahmed O Babalghith, Hatim A Natto, Sallahaldeen M Alawneh, Fowzi O Elamin
It is important that health care workers have good knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) towards MERS-CoV, especially in Mecca because of the MERS-CoV threat during hajj and umrah. This study aimed to assess KAP of health care providers in public hospitals in Mecca about MERS-CoV infection and evaluate the effectiveness of a health education intervention to improve KAP. KAP was assessed among 281 participants using a self-administered questionnaire who then underwent the health education intervention using a combination of methods...
October 30, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081212/low-serum-pancreatic-amylase-and-lipase-values-are-simple-and-useful-predictors-to-diagnose-chronic-pancreatitis
#19
Hyoung-Chul Oh, Chang-Il Kwon, Ihab I. El Hajj, Jeffrey J Easler, James Watkins, Evan L Fogel, Lee McHenry, Stuart Sherman, Michelle K Zimmerman, Glen A Lehman
Background/Aims: This study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic role of low serum amylase and lipase values in the detection of chronic pancreatitis. Methods: Patients underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and were diagnosed with non-calcific chronic pancreatitis (NCCP; n=99) and calcific chronic pancreatitis (CCP; n=112). Patient serum amylase and lipase values were compared with those of healthy controls (H; n=170). Results: The median serum amylase (normal range, 19 to 86 U/L) and lipase values (7 to 59 U/L) (P₂₅-P₇₅) were 47...
November 15, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080645/vitamin-d-metabolism-in-bariatric-surgery
#20
REVIEW
Marlene Chakhtoura, Maya Rahme, Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan
Hypovitaminosis D is common in obese patients and persists after roux-en-Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. Several societies recommend screening for vitamin D deficiency before bariatric surgery, and replacement doses of 3000 IU/d and up to 50,000 IU 1 to 3 times per week, in case of deficiency, with periodic monitoring. These regimens are mostly based on expert opinion. Large trials are needed to assess the vitamin D dose response, by type of bariatric surgery, and evaluate the effect on surrogate markers of skeletal outcomes...
December 2017: Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
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