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Derek T Cawley, Daniel Larrieu, Takashi Fujishiro, David Kieser, Louis Bossiere, Emre Acaroglu, Ahmet Alanay, Frank Kleinsteück, Ferran Pellisé, Francisco Sánchez Pérez-Grueso, Jean-Marc Vital, Olivier Gille, Ibrahim Obeid
STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter, prospective study of consecutive adult spinal deformity (ASD) patients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate back and leg pain as a combined score in ASD and compare their relative and cumulative correlations with HRQOL and sagittal parameters. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Pain and disability are commonly reported in patients with ASD. This can affect their back, their legs or both. ASD-associated pain has been correlated with numerous health-related quality of life (HRQOL) scores and radiological parameters...
March 9, 2018: Spine
Caglar Yilgor, Yasemin Yavuz, Nuray Sogunmez, Sleiman Haddad, Anne F Mannion, Kadir Abul, Louis Boissiere, Ibrahim Obeid, Frank Kleinstück, Francisco Javier Sánchez Pérez-Grueso, Emre Acaroglu, Ferran Pellise, Ahmet Alanay
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Pelvic Tilt (PT) is used as an indicator of pelvic version with increased values indicating retroversion and disability. The concept of using PT solely as an absolute numerical value can be misleading, especially for the patients with Pelvic Incidence (PI) values near the upper and lower normal limits. Relative Pelvic Version (RPV) is a PI-based individualized measure of the pelvic version. RPV indicates the individualized spatial orientation of the pelvis relative to the ideal sacral slope as defined by the magnitude of PI...
March 8, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Anouar Bourghli, Safwat Abouhashem, Rami Abo Wali, Ibrahim Obeid, Louis Boissiere, Jean-Marc Vital, Mohammed Al Sarawan
PURPOSE: Gunshot injury to the spine can be devastating, and it has increased in the civilian population during the last decade. METHODS: We present the case of a 30-year-old male, who received a bullet in his back after exchange of fire with the police. Initial assessment revealed paraparesis with cerebrospinal fluid leak (CSF) from the bullet entry hole, CT scan showed metal debris with two bullet fragments in the L5/S1 right foramen and lateral recess, and another fragment in the central canal posteriorly, and also it revealed two fracture lines creating a right L5 "floating pedicle"...
March 10, 2018: European Spine Journal
Antonio H Frangieh, Milosz Jaguszewski, Yoichi Imori, Slayman Obeid, Christian Templin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Cardiology Journal
Christos Mikropoulos, Christina G Hutten Selkirk, Sibel Saya, Elizabeth Bancroft, Emily Vertosick, Tokhir Dadaev, Charles Brendler, Elizabeth Page, Alexander Dias, D Gareth Evans, Jeanette Rothwell, Lovise Maehle, Karol Axcrona, Kate Richardson, Diana Eccles, Thomas Jensen, Palle J Osther, Christi J van Asperen, Hans Vasen, Lambertus A Kiemeney, Janneke Ringelberg, Cezary Cybulski, Dominika Wokolorczyk, Rachel Hart, Wayne Glover, Jimmy Lam, Louise Taylor, Monica Salinas, Lidia Feliubadaló, Rogier Oldenburg, Ruben Cremers, Gerald Verhaegh, Wendy A van Zelst-Stams, Jan C Oosterwijk, Jackie Cook, Derek J Rosario, Saundra S Buys, Tom Conner, Susan Domchek, Jacquelyn Powers, Margreet G E M Ausems, Manuel R Teixeira, Sofia Maia, Louise Izatt, Rita Schmutzler, Kerstin Rhiem, William D Foulkes, Talia Boshari, Rosemarie Davidson, Marielle Ruijs, Apollonia T J M Helderman-van den Enden, Lesley Andrews, Lisa Walker, Katie Snape, Alex Henderson, Irene Jobson, Geoffrey J Lindeman, Annelie Liljegren, Marion Harris, Muriel A Adank, Judy Kirk, Amy Taylor, Rachel Susman, Rakefet Chen-Shtoyerman, Nicholas Pachter, Allan Spigelman, Lucy Side, Janez Zgajnar, Josefina Mora, Carole Brewer, Neus Gadea, Angela F Brady, David Gallagher, Theo van Os, Alan Donaldson, Vigdis Stefansdottir, Julian Barwell, Paul A James, Declan Murphy, Eitan Friedman, Nicola Nicolai, Lynn Greenhalgh, Elias Obeid, Vedang Murthy, Lucia Copakova, John McGrath, Soo-Hwang Teo, Sara Strom, Karin Kast, Daniel A Leongamornlert, Anthony Chamberlain, Jenny Pope, Anna C Newlin, Neil Aaronson, Audrey Ardern-Jones, Chris Bangma, Elena Castro, David Dearnaley, Jorunn Eyfjord, Alison Falconer, Christopher S Foster, Henrik Gronberg, Freddie C Hamdy, Oskar Johannsson, Vincent Khoo, Jan Lubinski, Eli Marie Grindedal, Joanne McKinley, Kylie Shackleton, Anita V Mitra, Clare Moynihan, Gad Rennert, Mohnish Suri, Karen Tricker, Sue Moss, Zsofia Kote-Jarai, Andrew Vickers, Hans Lilja, Brian T Helfand, Rosalind A Eeles
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/bjc.2017.429.
March 6, 2018: British Journal of Cancer
Tiro Mmopelwa, Selim Ayhan, Selcen Yuksel, Vugar Nabiyev, Asli Niyazi, Ferran Pellise, Ahmet Alanay, Francisco Javier Sanchez Perez Grueso, Frank Kleinstuck, Ibrahim Obeid, Emre Acaroglu
OBJECTIVES: To identify the factors that affect SF-36 mental component summary (MCS) in patients with adult spinal deformity (ASD) at the time of presentation, and to analyse the effect of SF-36 MCS on clinical outcomes in surgically treated patients. METHODS: Prospectively collected data from a multicentric ASD database was analysed for baseline parameters. Then, the same database for surgically treated patients with a minimum of 1-year follow-up was analysed to see the effect of baseline SF-36 MCS on treatment results...
March 1, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
Slayman Obeid, Nooraldaem Yousif, Andreas Schelldorfer, Mohammady Shahin, Lorenz Räber, Baris Gencer, François Mach, Marco Roffi, Christian M Matter, Stephan Windecker, Thomas F Lüscher
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of coronary left main (LM) disease interventions in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) as compared to those without LM coronary artery disease. METHODS: A total of 2899 patients with ACS, enrolled in the prospective Swiss Program University Medicine ACS (SPUM-ACS) cohort, were included. The primary endpoints of independently adjudicated major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular event (MACCE) and net adverse clinical event (NACE) were determined at 30-day follow-up...
March 2018: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
Christopher M Aderman, Daniel L Chao, Anthony Obeid, Daniel M Schwartz, Robert B Bhisitkul, Cynthia S Chiu
PURPOSE: To describe the first case report of a bilateral recurrent Enterococcus faecalis endophthalmitis postcataract surgery. METHODS: Case report with a description of the timeline, diagnosis, and management of a patient with bilateral recurrent E. faecalis endophthalmitis. RESULTS: An 89-year-old man presented 6 weeks' postcataract surgery with pain, tearing, and blurred vision in the left eye. B-scan ultrasonography revealed vitritis and cultures postvitrectomy grew E...
February 27, 2018: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
Emily Hotez, Christina Shane-Simpson, Rita Obeid, Danielle DeNigris, Michael Siller, Corinna Costikas, Jonathan Pickens, Anthony Massa, Michael Giannola, Joanne D'Onofrio, Kristen Gillespie-Lynch
Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) face unique challenges transitioning from high school to college and receive insufficient support to help them navigate this transition. Through a participatory collaboration with incoming and current autistic college students, we developed, implemented, and evaluated two intensive week-long summer programs to help autistic students transition into and succeed in college. This process included: (1) developing an initial summer transition program curriculum guided by recommendations from autistic college students in our ongoing mentorship program, (2) conducting an initial feasibility assessment of the curriculum [Summer Transition Program 1 (STP1)], (3) revising our initial curriculum, guided by feedback from autistic students, to develop a curriculum manual, and (4) pilot-testing the manualized curriculum through a quasi-experimental pre-test/post-test assessment of a second summer program [Summer Transition Program 2 (STP2)]...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
A David Smith, Helga Refsum, Teodoro Bottiglieri, Michael Fenech, Babak Hooshmand, Andrew McCaddon, Joshua W Miller, Irwin H Rosenberg, Rima Obeid
Identification of modifiable risk factors provides a crucial approach to the prevention of dementia. Nutritional or nutrient-dependent risk factors are especially important because dietary modifications or use of dietary supplements may lower the risk factor level. One such risk factor is a raised concentration of the biomarker plasma total homocysteine, which reflects the functional status of three B vitamins (folate, vitamins B12, B6). A group of experts reviewed literature evidence from the last 20 years...
2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
Sandra Tillmann, Hussain M Awwad, Amanda R Eskelund, Giulia Treccani, Juergen Geisel, Gregers Wegener, Rima Obeid
SCOPE: Probiotics may influence one-carbon (C1) metabolism, neurotransmitters, liver function markers, or behavior. METHODS AND RESULTS: Male adult Flinders Sensitive Line rats (model of depression, FSL; n = 22) received Lactobacillus helveticus R0052 and Bifidobacterium longum R0175 (10 9 or 10 10 colony-forming units/d) or vehicle for 10 weeks. The controls, Flinders Resistant Line rats (FRL, n = 8), only received vehicle. C1-related metabolites were measured in plasma, urine, and different tissues...
February 17, 2018: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
Joya Hadchiti, Francois G Kamar, Jean Abi Ghosn, Mohamad Haidar, Ahmad Younes, Antoine Obeid, Marwan Haddad, Fadi Farhat, Feras Chehade
Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD), or sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy, commonly involves the lymph nodes but may secondarily involve the skin. Purely cutaneous disease without lymphatics or internal organ involvement occurs rarely. The present report detailed a rare case of 18F-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission-computed tomography (18FDG PET-CT) performed in a 33-year-old male soldier with a purely cutaneous form of RDD. Staging with 18FDG PET-CT was ordered prior to excisional biopsies of the aforedescribed masses and pathology reported RDD...
February 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Tasneem Obeid, Abdul Rezzak Hamzeh, Fatima Saif, Pratibha Nair, Madiha Mohamed, Mahmoud Taleb Al-Ali, Fatma Bastaki
The UNC80 gene encodes for a large component of the NALCN sodium-leak channel complex that regulates the basal excitability of the nervous system. In this study, we report on a novel homozygous mutation in UNC80 in a Palestinian-Emirati patient suffering infantile hypotonia with psychomotor retardation and characteristic facies. This mutation was detected by whole exome sequencing and confirmed using Sanger sequencing in the patient-parents trio. Numerous elements in the patient's phenotype were in agreement with the few reported cases of UNC80 mutations; however there are some notable differences...
February 11, 2018: Metabolic Brain Disease
Uzma Rahman, Salvatore Docimo, Aurora D Pryor, Andrew Bates, Nabeel R Obeid, Konstantinos Spaniolas
BACKGROUND: Although multiple studies demonstrate that routine postoperative contrast studies have a low yield in diagnosing patients with early gastrointestinal (GI) leak after bariatric surgery, the practice pattern is unknown. Additionally, routine imaging may hinder procedural pathways that lead to accelerated postoperative discharge. OBJECTIVES: To report on the nationwide use of routine upper GI studies (UGI) and evaluate the effect on hospital resource utilization...
January 3, 2018: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
Patrick G Hatcher, Wassim Obeid, Andrew S Wozniak, Chen Xu, Saijin Zhang, Peter H Santschi, Antonietta Quigg
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill stimulated the release of marine snow made up of dead/living plankton/bacteria and their exopolymeric polysaccharide substances (EPS), termed marine oil snow (MOS), promoting rapid removal of oil from the water column into sediments near the well site. Mesocosm simulations showed that Macondo surrogate oil readily associates with the marine snow. Quantitative solid-state 13C NMR readily distinguishes this oil from naturally formed marine snow and reveals that adding the dispersant Corexit enhances the amount of oil associated with the MOS, thus contributing to rapid removal from the water column...
January 2018: Marine Pollution Bulletin
Ammar Olabi, Nahla Hwalla, Hamza Daroub, Omar Obeid, Christelle Cordahi
The obesity prevalence worldwide is reaching epidemic proportions, which makes the understanding of the mechanisms that regulate appetite of paramount importance. This study assessed whether the hedonic characteristics of a food item (high acceptability [HA] vs modified low acceptability [LA]) have a significant effect on postprandial ghrelin and insulin levels and appetite scores of isoenergetic meals in normal-weight men. We hypothesize that food acceptability would significantly impact appetite scores and affect the studied postprandial hormones...
January 2018: Nutrition Research
Fang Li, Ruijuan Xu, Benjamin E Low, Chih-Li Lin, Monica Garcia-Barros, Jennifer Schrandt, Izolda Mileva, Ashley Snider, Catherine K Luo, Xian-Cheng Jiang, Ming-Song Li, Yusuf A Hannun, Lina M Obeid, Michael V Wiles, Cungui Mao
Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) plays important roles in cardiovascular development and immunity. S1P is abundant in plasma because erythrocytes-the major source of S1P-lack any S1P-degrading activity; however, much remains unclear about the source of the plasma S1P precursor, sphingosine (SPH), derived mainly from the hydrolysis of ceramides by the action of ceramidases that are encoded by 5 distinct genes, acid ceramidase 1 ( ASAH1)/ Asah1, ASAH2/ Asah2, alkaline ceramidase 1 ( ACER1)/ Acer1, ACER2/ Acer2, and ACER3/ Acer3, in humans/mice...
January 22, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Caitlin W Hicks, Besma Nejim, Tammam Obeid, Satinderjit S Locham, Mahmoud B Malas
BACKGROUND: Primary carotid stenting (PCS) has been shown to be feasible and safe in small series, but real-world outcomes in a large multicenter data set have yet to be explored. We aimed to compare outcomes for PCS (PCS+) vs conventional carotid artery stenting (CAS) with angioplasty (PCS-) using a national database. METHODS: We analyzed all CAS cases in the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) database (2005-2016) using univariable and multivariable logistic regression to assess the effect of PCS on outcomes...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
R Obeid, U Hübner, M Bodis, S Graeber, J Geisel
BACKGROUND AND AIM: B-vitamins may influence DNA methylation. We studied the effects of vitamin D + Ca + B versus D + Ca on epigenetic age markers and biological age. METHODS AND RESULTS: Participants (mean ± SD of age = 68.4 ± 10.1 years) were randomized to receive 1200 IE vitamin D3 plus 800 mg Ca-carbonate alone (n = 31) or with 0.5 mg B9, 50 mg B6, and 0.5 mg B12 (n = 32). The CpG methylation of 3 genes (ASPA, ITGA2B, and PDE4C) and the changes in methylation were compared between the groups after 1 year...
December 29, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
Simone Albisinni, Fouad Aoun, Quentin Marcelis, Claude Jungels, Walid Al Hajj Obeid, Marc Zanaty, Andrea Tubaro, Thierry Roumeguere, Cosimo DE Nunzio
INTRODUCTION: The last decade has witnessed tremendous changes in the management of advanced and metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). In the current systematic review, we analyze novel imaging techniques in the setting of recurrent and metastatic PCa, exploring available data and highlighting future exams which could enter clinical practice in the upcoming years. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: The National Library of Medicine Database was searched for relevant articles published between January 2012 and August 2017...
January 31, 2018: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
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