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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668596/predictors-of-in-hospital-mortality-in-a-cohort-of-elderly-egyptian-patients-with-acute-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Mohamed A Elsebaey, Heba Elashry, Tamer A Elbedewy, Ahmed A Elhadidy, Noha E Esheba, Sherif Ezat, Manal Saad Negm, Yousry Esam-Eldin Abo-Amer, Mohamed El Abgeegy, Heba Fadl Elsergany, Loai Mansour, Sherief Abd-Elsalam
Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) affects large number of elderly with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Early identification and management of the factors predicting in-hospital mortality might decrease mortality. This study was conducted to identify the causes of acute UGIB and the predictors of in-hospital mortality in elderly Egyptian patients.286 elderly patients with acute UGIB were divided into: bleeding variceal group (161 patients) and bleeding nonvariceal group (125 patients). Patients' monitoring was done during hospitalization to identify the risk factors that might predict in-hospital mortality in elderly...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570206/participation-in-research-improves-overall-patient-management-insights-from-the-global-rheumatic-heart-disease-registry-remedy
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E A Prendergast, S Perkins, M E Engel, B Cupido, V Francis, A Joachim, M Al Kebsi, F Bode-Thomas, A Damasceno, A Abul Fadl, A El Sayed, B Gitura, N Kennedy, A Ibrahim, J Mucumbitsi, A M Adeoye, J Musuku, E Okello, T Olunuga, S Sheta, B M Mayosi, L J Zühlke
BACKGROUND: Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is a major public health problem in low- and middle-income countries (LIMCs), with a paucity of high-quality trial data to improve patient outcomes. Investigators felt that involvement in a recent large, observational RHD study impacted positively on their practice, but this was poorly defined. AIM: The purpose of this study was to document the experience of investigators and research team members from LMICs who participated in a prospective, multi-centre study, the global Rheumatic Heart Disease Registry (REMEDY), conducted in 25 centres in 14 countries from 2010 to 2012...
March 19, 2018: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534482/assessment-of-the-baby-friendly-hospital-initiative-implementation-in-the-eastern-mediterranean-region
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Ayoub Al-Jawaldeh, Azza Abul-Fadl
The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a global program for promoting support and protection for breastfeeding. However, its impact on malnutrition, especially in countries of the Eastern Mediterranean region (EMR) that are facing the turmoil of conflict and emergencies, deserves further investigation. Having said that, this paper aims to discuss the status and challenges to BFHI implementation in the EMR countries. Data on BFHI implementation, breastfeeding practices, and nutritional status were collected from countries through structured questionnaires, personal interviews, and databases...
March 11, 2018: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29518576/identification-of-ethanol-tolerant-outer-membrane-proteome-reveals-ompc-dependent-mechanism-in-a-manner-of-envz-ompr-regulation-in-escherichia-coli
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Dan-Feng Zhang, Jin-Zhou Ye, Hong-Hou Dai, Xiang-Min Lin, Hui Li, Xuan-Xian Peng
Ethanol is an efficient disinfectant, but long-term and wide usage of ethanol leads to microbial tolerance. Bacteria with the tolerance are widely identified. However, mechanisms of the tolerance are not elucidated. To explore the mechanisms of outer membrane (OM) proteins underlying ethanol tolerance in bacteria, functional proteomic methodologies were utilized to characterize OM proteins of E. coli suddenly exposed to 3.125% ethanol. Of eleven proteins altered significantly, seven were OM proteins, in which LamB, FadL and OmpC were up-regulated, and OmpT, OmpF, Tsx and OmpA were down-regulated...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502712/management-of-traumatic-brain-injury-an-update
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REVIEW
Mohamed H Abou El Fadl, Kristine H O'Phelan
The care of patients with traumatic brain injury can be one of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of clinical neurocritical care. This article reviews the approach to unique aspects specific to the care of this patient population. These aspects include appropriate use of sedation and analgesia, and the principles and the clinical use of intracranial monitors. Common clinical challenges encountered in these patients are also discussed, including the treatment of intracranial hypertension, temperature management, and control of sympathetic hyperactivity...
April 2018: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482153/optical-parameters-and-dispersion-behavior-of-potassium-magnesium-chloride-sulfate-single-crystals-doped-with-co-2-ions
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A Abu El-Fadl, A M Abd-Elsalam
Single crystals of potassium magnesium chloride sulfate (KMCS) doped with cobalt ions were grown by slow cooling method. Powder XRD study confirmed the monoclinic structure of the grown crystals. The functional group vibrations were checked through FTIR spectroscopy measurements. In optical studies, the absorbance behavior of the crystals and their optical energy gap were established by Tauc plot. The refractive index, the extinction coefficient and other optical constants were calculated for the grown crystals...
February 15, 2018: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448838/novel-methotrexate-soft-nanocarrier-fractional-erbium-yag-laser-combination-for-clinical-treatment-of-plaque-psoriasis
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Shahenda A Ramez, Mona M Soliman, Maha Fadel, Faisal Nour El-Deen, Maha Nasr, Eman R Youness, Dalea M Aboel-Fadl
Psoriasis is a commonly encountered chronic dermatological disease, presenting with inflammatory symptoms in patients. Systemic treatment of psoriasis is associated with several adverse effects, therefore the development of a customized topical treatment modality for psoriasis would be an interesting alternative to systemic delivery. The therapeutic modality explored in this article was the comparative treatment of psoriatic patients using nanoparticulated methotrexate in the form of jojoba oil-based microemulsion with or without fractional erbium YAG laser...
February 15, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399382/epidemiological-review-of-francisella-tularensis-a-case-study-in-the-complications-of-dual-diagnoses
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Ralph Anthony Stidham, David B Freeman, Robert L von Tersch, Peter J Sullivan, Samantha D Tostenson
Introduction: Tularemia is a rare but potentially fatal disease that develops in numerous wild and domestic animals, including lagomorphs, rodents, cats, and humans.  Francisella tularensis bacterium, the causative agent of tularemia, was identified by veterinary personnel at Fort Riley, Kansas during a routine post-mortum evaluation of a domestic feline. However, before formal diagnosis was confirmed, the sample was sent and prepared for rabies testing at the Department of Defense (DoD) U...
January 18, 2018: PLoS Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340878/core-curriculum-case-illustration-tubo-ovarian-abscess
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Nehal Mohamed Ibrahim Saloum, Ahmed Saied Sabry, Shaimaa Abdelhassib Fadl
This is the 47th installment of a series that will highlight one case per publication issue from the bank of cases available online as part of the American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER) educational resources. Our goal is to generate more interest in and use of our online materials. To view more cases online, please visit the ASER Core Curriculum and Recommendations for Study online at: http://www.erad.org/page/CCIP_TOC .
January 17, 2018: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241109/pharmacokinetic-studies-of-naproxen-amides-of-some-amino-acid-esters-with-promising-colorectal-cancer-chemopreventive-activity
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Tarek Aboul-Fadl, Soliman S Al-Hamad, Ehab A Fouad
Naproxen (nap) is belonging to Non-steriodal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) group of drugs that characterized by their free carboxylic group. The therapeutic activity of nap is usually accompanied by GI untoward side effects. Recently synthesized naproxen amides of some amino acid esters prodrugs to mask the free carboxylic group were reported. Those prodrugs showed a promising colorectal cancer chemopreventive activity. The current study aims to investigate the fate and hydrolysis of the prodrugs kinetically in different pH conditions, simulated gastric and intestinal fluids with pHs of 1...
February 2018: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224255/the-highest-mortality-rates-in-childhood-dilated-cardiomyopathy-occur-during-the-first-year-after-diagnosis
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Shalan Fadl, Håkan Wåhlander, Katja Fall, Yang Cao, Jan Sunnegårdh
AIM: The aim of the study was to assess the incidence, mortality and morbidity of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and noncompaction of the left ventricle (LVNC) in Swedish children. METHODS: We reviewed hospital records of all children with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) or left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy (LVNC) up to the age of 18 in the healthcare region of western Sweden from 1991 to 2015. RESULTS: In total, 69 cases (61% males) were identified...
April 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188707/increasing-extracellular-free-fatty-acid-production-in-escherichia-coli-by-disrupting-membrane-transport-systems
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Kwang Soo Shin, Sung Kuk Lee
Transposon mutagenesis was used to identify three mutants of E. coli that exhibited increased free fatty acid (FFA) production, which resulted from the disruption of genes related to membrane transport. Deletion of envR, gusC, and mdlA individually in a recombinant E. coli strain resulted in 1.4-, 1.8-, and 1.2-fold increases in total FFA production, respectively. In particular, deletion of envR increased the percentage of extracellular FFA to 46%, compared with 29% for the control strain. Multiple deletion of envR, gusC, mdlA, ompF, and fadL had a synergistic effect on FFA production, resulting in high extracellular FFA production, comprising up to 50% of total FFA production...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188490/igg4-related-disease-of-the-appendix
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Fadl H Veerankutty, Suhail Saleem, Sidharth Chacko, Vipin I Sreekumar, Prasad Krishnan, Deepak Varma, Prakash Kurumboor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 29, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187950/assessment-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-detection-methods-analytical-comparative-study
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Omer Mohammed Ali Ibrahim, Naser Eldin Bilal, Omran Fadl Osman, Magzoub Abbas Magzoub
Introduction: The heterogeneous expression of methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) affects the efficiency of tests available to detect it. The objective of this study was to assess four phenotypic tests used to detect MRSA. Methods: This is an analytical comparative study conducted among sudanese patients during period from May 2012 to July 2014, Staphylococcus aureus strains were isolated and identified by conventional methods, and then confirmed by PCR detection of coagulase gene...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159577/core-curriculum-case-illustration-a-rare-case-of-an-isolated-fallopian-tube-torsion
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Nehal Mohamed Ibrahim Saloum, Hayley Wurtz Hunt, Shaimaa Abdelhassib Fadl
This is the 46th installment of a series that will highlight one case per publication issue from the bank of cases available online as part of the American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER) educational resources. Our goal is to generate more interest in and use of our online materials. To view more cases online, please visit the ASER Core Curriculum and Recommendations for Study online at: http://www.erad.org/page/CCIP_TOC .
November 21, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055128/an-outflow-boundary-condition-model-for-noninvasive-prediction-of-fractional-flow-reserve-in-diseased-coronary-arteries
#16
Iyad A Fayssal, Fadl Moukalled, Samir Alam, Hussain Isma'eel
This paper reports on a new boundary condition formulation to model the total coronary myocardial flow and resistance characteristics of the myocardial vascular bed for any specific patient when considered for noninvasive diagnosis of ischemia. The developed boundary condition model gives an implicit representation of the downstream truncated coronary bed. Further, it is based on incorporating patient-specific physiological parameters that can be noninvasively extracted to account for blood flow demand to the myocardium at rest and hyperemic conditions...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045339/blood-pressure-response-to-renal-denervation-is-correlated-with-baseline-blood-pressure-variability-a-patient-level-meta-analysis
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Alexandre Persu, Daniel Gordin, Lotte Jacobs, Lutgarde Thijs, Michiel L Bots, Wilko Spiering, Atena Miroslawska, Jonas Spaak, Ján Rosa, Mark R de Jong, Elena Berra, Fadl Elmula M Fadl Elmula, Grégoire Wuerzner, Alison H M Taylor, Agnieszka Olszanecka, Danuta Czarnecka, Patrick B Mark, Michel Burnier, Jean Renkin, Sverre E Kjeldsen, Jiří Widimský, Arif Elvan, Thomas Kahan, Terje K Steigen, Peter J Blankestijn, Ilkka Tikkanen, Jan A Staessen
BACKGROUND: Sympathetic tone is one of the main determinants of blood pressure (BP) variability and treatment-resistant hypertension. The aim of our study was to assess changes in BP variability after renal denervation (RDN). In addition, on an exploratory basis, we investigated whether baseline BP variability predicted the BP changes after RDN. METHODS: We analyzed 24-h BP recordings obtained at baseline and 6 months after RDN in 167 treatment-resistant hypertension patients (40% women; age, 56...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044501/authentication-of-surveillance-videos-detecting-frame-duplication-based-on-residual-frame
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Sondos M Fadl, Qi Han, Qiong Li
Nowadays, surveillance systems are used to control crimes. Therefore, the authenticity of digital video increases the accuracy of deciding to admit the digital video as legal evidence or not. Inter-frame duplication forgery is the most common type of video forgery methods. However, many existing methods have been proposed for detecting this type of forgery and these methods require high computational time and impractical. In this study, we propose an efficient inter-frame duplication detection algorithm based on standard deviation of residual frames...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034337/new-biomarkers-of-post-settlement-growth-in-the-sea-urchin-strongylocentrotus-purpuratus
#19
Alyaa Elsaid Abdelaziz Fadl, Magdy Elsayed Mahfouz, Mona Mabrouk Taha El-Gamal, Andreas Heyland
Some sea urchins, including the purple sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, have been successfully used in aquaculture, but their slow growth and late reproduction are challenging to overcome when developing efficient aquaculture production techniques. S. purpuratus develops via an indirect life history that is characterized by a drastic settlement process at the end of a larval period that lasts for several weeks. During this transition, the bilateral larva is transformed into a pentaradial juvenile, which will start feeding and growing in the benthic habitat...
October 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986135/impact-of-supplementation-of-semen-extender-with-antioxidants-on-the-quality-of-chilled-or-cryopreserved-arabian-stallion-spermatozoa
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AbdelRaouf M Ghallab, Abdallah M Shahat, Aya M Fadl, Mohamed M Ayoub, Adel R Moawad
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of supplementation of semen extender with various non-enzymatic antioxidants on the quality of cooled or cryopreserved Arabian stallion spermatozoa. Semen collected from four pure Arabian stallions was centrifuged at 600g for 15 min. Spermatozoa were then diluted in INRA-82 extender supplemented with bovine serum albumin (BSA; 0, 10, 15 and 20 mg/mL) or trehalose (0, 75, 100 and 150 mM) or zinc sulphate (0, 100, 150 and 200 μM). The diluted semen was then either cooled at 5 °C or cryopreserved in 0...
December 2017: Cryobiology
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