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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403940/vitamin-d-replacement-in-children-adolescents-and-pregnant-women-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Marlene Chakhtoura, Sara El Ghandour, Khaled Shawwa, Elie A Akl, Asma Arabi, Ziyad Mahfoud, Robert Habib, Hassan Hoballah, Ghada El Hajj Fuleihan
INTRODUCTION: Hypovitaminosis D affects one-third to two-thirds of children and pregnant women from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate in infants, children, adolescents and pregnant women, from the MENA region, the effect of supplementation with different vitamin D doses on the change in 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] level reached, and other skeletal and non-skeletal outcomes. METHODS: This is a systematic review of randomized controlled trials of vitamin D supplementation conducted in the MENA region...
May 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400457/emergency-nurse-disaster-preparedness-during-mass-gatherings-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-emergency-nurses-perceptions-in-hospitals-in-mecca-saudi-arabia
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Fuad Alzahrani, Kyratsis Yiannis
OBJECTIVES: To assess hospital emergency nurses' self-reported knowledge, role awareness and skills in disaster response with respect to the Hajj mass gathering in Mecca. DESIGN: Cross-sectional online survey with primary data collection and non-probabilistic purposive sample conducted in late 2014. SETTING: All 4 public hospitals in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. PARTICIPANTS: 106 registered nurses in hospital emergency departments...
April 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381558/gain-of-function-mutation-of-a-voltage-gated-sodium-channel-nav1-7-associated-with-peripheral-pain-and-impaired-limb-development
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Brian S Tanaka, Phuong T Nguyen, Eray Yihui Zhou, Yong Yang, Vladimir Yarov-Yarovoy, Sulayman D Dib-Hajj, Stephen G Waxman
Dominant mutations in voltage-gated sodium channel NaV1.7 cause inherited erythromelalgia (IEM), a debilitating pain disorder characterized by severe burning pain and redness of the distal extremities. NaV1.7 is preferentially expressed within peripheral sensory and sympathetic neurons. Here, we describe a novel NaV1.7 mutation in an 11-year old male with under-development of the limbs, recurrent attacks of burning pain with erythema and swelling in his feet and hands. Frequency and duration of the episodes gradually increased with age and relief by cooling became less effective...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375507/tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis-vaccine-may-suppress-the-immune-response-to-subsequent-immunization-with-pneumococcal-crm197-conjugate-vaccine-coadministered-with-quadrivalent-meningococcal-tt-conjugate-vaccine-a-randomized-controlled-trial%C3%A2
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Mohamed Tashani, Leon Heron, Melanie Wong, Harunor Rashid, Robert Booy
Background: : Due to their antigenic similarities, there is a potential for immunological interaction between tetanus/diphtheria-containing vaccines and carrier proteins presented on conjugate vaccines. The interaction could, unpredictably, result in either enhancement or suppression of the immune response to conjugate vaccines if they are injected soon after or concurrently with diphtheria or tetanus toxoid. We examined this interaction among adult Australian travellers before attending the Hajj pilgrimage of 2015...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373319/erratum-for-el-hajj-fuleihan-et-al-effect-of-vitamin-d-replacement-on-indexes-of-insulin-resistance-in-overweight-elderly-individuals-a-randomized-controlled-trial-am-j-clin-nutr-2016-104-315-23
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360945/epigenetic-signatures-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-on-cord-blood-methylation
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Larissa Haertle, Nady El Hajj, Marcus Dittrich, Tobias Müller, Indrajit Nanda, Harald Lehnen, Thomas Haaf
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine exposure to gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) confers a lifelong increased risk for metabolic and other complex disorders to the offspring. GDM-induced epigenetic modifications modulating gene regulation and persisting into later life are generally assumed to mediate these elevated disease susceptibilities. To identify candidate genes for fetal programming, we compared genome-wide methylation patterns of fetal cord bloods (FCBs) from GDM and control pregnancies...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355612/strengthening-health-security-at-the-hajj-mass-gatherings-characteristics-of-the-infectious-diseases-surveillance-systems-operational-during-the-2015-hajj
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Badriah M Alotaibi, Saber Yezli, Abdul-Aziz A Bin Saeed, Abdulhafeez Turkestani, Amnah H Alawam, Kingsley L Bieh
Background: Hajj is one of the largest and the most ethnically and culturally diverse mass gatherings worldwide. The use of appropriate surveillance systems ensures timely information management for effective planning and response to infectious diseases threats during the pilgrimage. The literature describes infectious diseases prevention and control strategies for Hajj but with limited information on the operations and characteristics of the existing Hajj infectious diseases surveillance systems...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352634/surveillance-of-australian-hajj-pilgrims-for-carriage-of-potentially-pathogenic-bacteria-data-from-two-pilot-studies
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Mohammad Irfan Azeem, Mohamed Tashani, Al-Mamoon Badahdah, Leon Heron, Kristen Pedersen, Neisha Jeoffreys, Jen Kok, Elizabeth Haworth, Dominic E Dwyer, Grant Hill-Cawthorne, Harunor Rashid, Robert Booy
AIM: To estimate the pharyngeal carriage rate of Neisseria meningitidis (N. meningitidis), Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) and Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) among Australian Hajj pilgrims. METHODS: In 2014, surveillance was conducted in two phases among Australian Hajj pilgrims: The first phase during Hajj in Mina, and the second phase soon after returning home to Australia. Nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swabs were taken from participants then tested, firstly by nucleic acid testing, and also by standard culture...
March 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349461/high-throughput-mapping-of-2-o-me-residues-in-rna-using-next-generation-sequencing-illumina-ribomethseq-protocol
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Virginie Marchand, Lilia Ayadi, Aseel El Hajj, Florence Blanloeil-Oillo, Mark Helm, Yuri Motorin
Detection of RNA modifications in native RNAs is a tedious and laborious task, since the global level of these residues is low and most of the suitable physico-chemical methods require purification of the RNA of interest almost to homogeneity. To overcome these limitations, methods based on RT-driven primer extension have been developed and successfully used, sometimes in combination with a specific chemical treatment. Nowadays, some of these approaches have been coupled to high-throughput sequencing technologies, allowing the access to transcriptome-wide data...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346387/oprm1-c-118a-g-polymorphism-and-duration-of-morphine-treatment-associated-with-morphine-doses-and-quality-of-life-in-palliative-cancer-pain-settings
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Aline Hajj, Lucine Halepian, Nada El Osta, Georges Chahine, Joseph Kattan, Lydia Rabbaa Khabbaz
Despite increased attention on assessment and management, pain remains the most persistent symptom in patients with cancer, in particular in end-of-life settings, with detrimental impact on their quality-of-life (QOL). We conducted this study to evaluate the added value of determining some genetic and non-genetic factors to optimize cancer pain treatment. Eighty-nine patients were included in the study for the evaluation of palliative cancer pain management. The regression analysis showed that age, OPRM1 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), as well as the duration of morphine treatment were significantly associated with morphine doses at 24 h (given by infusion pump; p = 0...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343777/neisseria-meningitidis-nasopharyngeal-carriage-during-the-hajj-a-cohort-study-evaluating-the-need-for-ciprofloxacin-prophylaxis
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Ziad A Memish, Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq, Malak Almasri, Esam I Azhar, Muhammad Yasir, Muneera S Al-Saeed, Huda Ben Helaby, Ray Borrow, Abdulhafeez Turkistani, Abdallah Assiri
BACKGROUND: The annual Muslim pilgrimage has the potential of increase risk for acquisition of Neisseria meningitidis. Here, we evaluate the Hajj impact on the prevalence of N. meningitidis carriage in a paired and non-paired cohort of pilgrims. Secondary objectives were to calculate the compliance with recommended vaccination. METHODS: This is a prospective paired (arriving and departing), non-paired arriving and non-paired departing cohort study with the collection of nasopharyngeal samples at the start and the end of the Hajj...
March 23, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332652/the-impact-of-importation-of-live-ruminants-on-the-epizootiology-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-in-saudi-arabia
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I H A Abd El-Rahim, A H Asghar, A M Mohamed, S M Fat'hi
Approximately five million live ruminants are imported annually into Saudi Arabia. The majority of these animals are imported shortly before the pilgrimage season from Sudan and the Horn of Africa, where foot and mouth disease (FMD) is known to be enzootic. This study was designed to investigate the impact of the importation of these live ruminants on the epizootiology of FMD in Saudi Arabia. The authors carried out antibody testing on a total of 480 sheep and 233 cattle from the sacrificial livestock yards of the Saudi Project for Utilization of Hajj Meat, which performs ritual slaughter on behalf of pilgrims in the Holy City of Makkah...
December 2016: Revue Scientifique et Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331081/multiple-sources-of-genetic-diversity-of-influenza-a-viruses-during-the-hajj
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Joanna C A Cobbin, Mohammad Alfelali, Osamah Barasheed, Janette Taylor, Dominic E Dwyer, Jen Kok, Robert Booy, Edward C Holmes, Harunor Rashid
Outbreaks of respiratory virus infection at mass gatherings pose significant health risks to attendants, host communities and ultimately the global population if they help facilitate viral emergence. However, little is known about the genetic diversity, evolution and patterns of viral transmission during mass gatherings, particularly how much diversity is generated by in situ transmission compared to that imported from other locations. Here we describe the genomic-scale evolution of influenza A viruses sampled from the Hajj at Makkah during 2013-2015...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323045/vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-among-emirati-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Habiba Al Safar, Sarah El Hajj Chehadeh, Laila Abdel-Wareth, Afrozul Haq, Herbert F Jelinek, Gehad ElGhazali, Fatme Al Anouti
At a prevalence rate close to 19.5%, the UAE has one of the highest rates of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) in the world. Genome wide association studies (GWAS) have led to the identification of several genetic variants that are associated with T2DM. Recently, genes involved in vitamin D metabolism have gained interest because of the association between vitamin D deficiency (VDD) and increased risk for T2DM. Among these, the Vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene is a good candidate for T2DM susceptibility. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between VDR polymorphisms and T2DM among a representative sample of the Emirati population...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298784/ventilation-of-nonparalyzed-patients-under-anesthesia-with-laryngeal-mask-airway-comparison-of-three-modes-of-ventilation-volume-controlled-ventilation-pressure-controlled-ventilation-and-pressure-controlled-ventilation-volume-guarantee
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Maroun Badwi Ghabach, Elie M El Hajj, Rouba D El Dib, Jeanette M Rkaiby, May S Matta, May R Helou
BACKGROUND: Pressure controlled ventilation (PCV) is the preferable mode of ventilation of nonparalyzed patients undergoing anesthesia with laryngeal mask airway (LMA) as compared to volume controlled ventilation (VCV) and spontaneously breathing patient. In this study, we compared the PC-volume guarantee (PC-VG) mode of ventilation with VCV and PCV modes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 30 patients, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status Classes I and II, scheduled for elective surgery under general anesthesia with a classic LMA were ventilated, subsequently, with the three modes of ventilation: VCV, PCV, and PC-VG for 10 min each mode...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289047/are-patients-with-cancer-with-sepsis-and-bacteraemia-at-a-higher-risk-of-mortality-a-retrospective-chart-review-of-patients-presenting-to-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-lebanon
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Gilbert Abou Dagher, Christopher El Khuri, Ahel Al-Hajj Chehadeh, Ali Chami, Rana Bachir, Dina Zebian, Ralphe Bou Chebl
OBJECTIVE: Most sepsis studies have looked at the general population. The aim of this study is to report on the characteristics, treatment and hospital mortality of patients with cancer diagnosed with sepsis or septic shock. SETTING: A single-centre retrospective study at a tertiary care centre looking at patients with cancer who presented to our tertiary hospital with sepsis, septic shock or bacteraemia between 2010 and 2015. PARTICIPANTS: 176 patients with cancer were compared with 176 cancer-free controls...
March 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280688/management-of-anastomosis-leakage-post-ralp-a-simple-trick-for-a-complex-situation
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Romain Diamand, Walid Al Hajj Obeid, Anna Accarain, Ksenija Limani, Eric Hawaux, Roland van Velthoven, Alexandre Peltier
A case of 74 years old male patient who underwent RALP with bladder neck reconstruction. Persistent vesicourethral anastomotic leak was seen at cystography. A self-made side fenestrated Foley catheter was used and on the day after, a complete reversal in fluid output between the Foley catheter and the drain was seen.
May 2017: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276596/impact-of-calcium-and-two-doses-of-vitamin-d-on-bone-metabolism-in-the-elderly-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Maya Rahme, Sima-Lynn Sharara, Rafic Baddoura, Robert H Habib, Georges Halaby, Asma Arabi, Ravinder J Singh, Moustapha Kassem, Ziyad Mahfoud, Maha Hoteit, Rose T Daher, Darina Bassil, Karim El Ferkh, Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan
The optimal dose of vitamin D to optimize bone metabolism in the elderly is unclear. We tested the hypothesis a vitamin D, at a dose higher than recommended by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), has a beneficial effect on bone remodeling and mass. In this double blind trial we randomized 257 overweight elderly subjects to receive 1000 mg of elemental calcium citrate/day, and the daily equivalent of 3,750IU/day or 600 IU/day of vitamin D3 for one year. The subjects' mean age was 71 ± 4 years, body mass index 30 ± 4 kg/m(2) , 55% were women, and 222 completed the 12-months follow-up...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240647/sodium-channels-in-pain-disorders-pathophysiology-and-prospects-for-treatment
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Sulayman D Dib-Hajj, Paul Geha, Stephen G Waxman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235406/network-topology-of-nav1-7-mutations-in-sodium-channel-related-painful-disorders
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Dimos Kapetis, Jenny Sassone, Yang Yang, Barbara Galbardi, Markos N Xenakis, Ronald L Westra, Radek Szklarczyk, Patrick Lindsey, Catharina G Faber, Monique Gerrits, Ingemar S J Merkies, Sulayman D Dib-Hajj, Massimo Mantegazza, Stephen G Waxman, Giuseppe Lauria
BACKGROUND: Gain-of-function mutations in SCN9A gene that encodes the voltage-gated sodium channel NaV1.7 have been associated with a wide spectrum of painful syndromes in humans including inherited erythromelalgia, paroxysmal extreme pain disorder and small fibre neuropathy. These mutations change the biophysical properties of NaV1.7 channels leading to hyperexcitability of dorsal root ganglion nociceptors and pain symptoms. There is a need for better understanding of how gain-of-function mutations alter the atomic structure of Nav1...
February 24, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
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