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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221725/protective-effects-of-polyphenol-rich-infusions-from-carob-ceratonia-siliqua-leaves-and-cladodes-of-opuntia-ficus-indica-against-inflammation-associated-with-diet-induced-obesity-and-dss-induced-colitis-in-swiss-mice
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Ikram Aboura, Abdelhafid Nani, Meriem Belarbi, Babar Murtaza, Aurélie Fluckiger, Adélie Dumont, Chahid Benammar, Moufida Saidani Tounsi, François Ghiringhelli, Mickaël Rialland, Naim Akhtar Khan, Aziz Hichami
In the present study, we have investigated the effects of polyphenol-rich infusions from carob leaves and OFI-cladodes on inflammation associated with obesity and dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced ulcerative colitis in Swiss mice. In vitro studies revealed that aqueous extracts of carob leaves and OFI-cladodes exhibited anti-inflammatory properties marked by the inhibition of IL-6, TNF-α and nitric oxide (NO) production in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW 264.7 cells concomitant with NF-κβ nucleus translocation inhibition...
December 6, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219353/measurement-of-the-d-2010-d-mass-difference
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J P Lees, V Poireau, V Tisserand, E Grauges, A Palano, G Eigen, D N Brown, Yu G Kolomensky, M Fritsch, H Koch, T Schroeder, C Hearty, T S Mattison, J A McKenna, R Y So, V E Blinov, A R Buzykaev, V P Druzhinin, V B Golubev, E A Kravchenko, A P Onuchin, S I Serednyakov, Yu I Skovpen, E P Solodov, K Yu Todyshev, A J Lankford, J W Gary, O Long, A M Eisner, W S Lockman, W Panduro Vazquez, D S Chao, C H Cheng, B Echenard, K T Flood, D G Hitlin, J Kim, T S Miyashita, P Ongmongkolkul, F C Porter, M Röhrken, Z Huard, B T Meadows, B G Pushpawela, M D Sokoloff, J G Smith, S R Wagner, D Bernard, M Verderi, D Bettoni, C Bozzi, R Calabrese, G Cibinetto, E Fioravanti, I Garzia, E Luppi, V Santoro, A Calcaterra, R de Sangro, G Finocchiaro, S Martellotti, P Patteri, I M Peruzzi, M Piccolo, M Rotondo, A Zallo, S Passaggio, C Patrignani, H M Lacker, B Bhuyan, U Mallik, C Chen, J Cochran, S Prell, H Ahmed, A V Gritsan, N Arnaud, M Davier, F Le Diberder, A M Lutz, G Wormser, D J Lange, D M Wright, J P Coleman, E Gabathuler, D E Hutchcroft, D J Payne, C Touramanis, A J Bevan, F Di Lodovico, R Sacco, G Cowan, Sw Banerjee, D N Brown, C L Davis, A G Denig, W Gradl, K Griessinger, A Hafner, K R Schubert, R J Barlow, G D Lafferty, R Cenci, A Jawahery, D A Roberts, R Cowan, S H Robertson, B Dey, N Neri, F Palombo, R Cheaib, L Cremaldi, R Godang, D J Summers, P Taras, G De Nardo, C Sciacca, G Raven, C P Jessop, J M LoSecco, K Honscheid, R Kass, A Gaz, M Margoni, M Posocco, G Simi, F Simonetto, R Stroili, S Akar, E Ben-Haim, M Bomben, G R Bonneaud, G Calderini, J Chauveau, G Marchiori, J Ocariz, M Biasini, E Manoni, A Rossi, G Batignani, S Bettarini, M Carpinelli, G Casarosa, M Chrzaszcz, F Forti, M A Giorgi, A Lusiani, B Oberhof, E Paoloni, M Rama, G Rizzo, J J Walsh, A J S Smith, F Anulli, R Faccini, F Ferrarotto, F Ferroni, A Pilloni, G Piredda, C Bünger, S Dittrich, O Grünberg, M Heß, T Leddig, C Voß, R Waldi, T Adye, F F Wilson, S Emery, G Vasseur, D Aston, C Cartaro, M R Convery, J Dorfan, W Dunwoodie, M Ebert, R C Field, B G Fulsom, M T Graham, C Hast, W R Innes, P Kim, D W G S Leith, S Luitz, D B MacFarlane, D R Muller, H Neal, B N Ratcliff, A Roodman, M K Sullivan, J Va'vra, W J Wisniewski, M V Purohit, J R Wilson, A Randle-Conde, S J Sekula, M Bellis, P R Burchat, E M T Puccio, M S Alam, J A Ernst, R Gorodeisky, N Guttman, D R Peimer, A Soffer, S M Spanier, J L Ritchie, R F Schwitters, J M Izen, X C Lou, F Bianchi, F De Mori, A Filippi, D Gamba, L Lanceri, L Vitale, F Martinez-Vidal, A Oyanguren, J Albert, A Beaulieu, F U Bernlochner, G J King, R Kowalewski, T Lueck, I M Nugent, J M Roney, R J Sobie, N Tasneem, T J Gershon, P F Harrison, T E Latham, R Prepost, S L Wu, L Sun
We measure the mass difference, Δm_{+}, between the D^{*}(2010)^{+} and the D^{+} using the decay chain D^{*}(2010)^{+}→D^{+}π^{0} with D^{+}→K^{-}π^{+}π^{+}. The data were recorded with the BABAR detector at center-of-mass energies at and near the ϒ(4S) resonance, and correspond to an integrated luminosity of approximately 468  fb^{-1}. We measure Δm_{+}=(140 601.0±6.8[stat]±12.9[syst])  keV. We combine this result with a previous BABAR measurement of Δm_{0}≡m(D^{*}(2010)^{+})-m(D^{0}) to obtain Δm_{D}=m(D^{+})-m(D^{0})=(4824...
November 17, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218075/il-32%C3%AE-a-recently-identified-anti-inflammatory-variant-of-il-32-and-its-preventive-role-in-various-disorders-and-tumor-suppressor-activity
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Muhammad Babar Khawar, Maryam Mukhtar, Muddasir Hassan Abbasi, Nadeem Sheikh
Interleukin-32 theta (IL-32θ) is newly identified isoform of IL-32 which plays a vital role in inflammatory responses. Like IL-32α and IL-32β, IL-32θ isoform acts as an intracellular inflammatory modulator. It results in reduction of IL-1β production by attenuating the expression of PU.1 and inhibition of monocytes differentiation into macrophages. IL-32θ hinders TNF-α expression by inhibiting p38 MAPK and inhibitor of κB (IκB) as well. It also reserved STAT3-ZEB1 pathway leading to the inhibition of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and stemness...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187230/decreasing-delirium-through-music-ddm-in-critically-ill-mechanically-ventilated-patients-in-the-intensive-care-unit-study-protocol-for-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sikandar H Khan, Sophia Wang, Amanda Harrawood, Stephanie Martinez, Annie Heiderscheit, Linda Chlan, Anthony J Perkins, Wanzhu Tu, Malaz Boustani, Babar Khan
BACKGROUND: Delirium is a highly prevalent and morbid syndrome in intensive care units (ICUs). Changing the stressful environment within the ICU via music may be an effective and a scalable way to reduce the burden of delirium. METHODS/DESIGN: The Decreasing Delirium through Music (DDM) study is a three-arm, single-blind, randomized controlled feasibility trial. Sixty patients admitted to the ICU with respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation will be randomized to one of three arms (20 participants per arm): (1) personalized music, (2) non-personalized relaxing music, or (3) attention-control...
November 29, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171591/knowledge-about-asthma-a-cross-sectional-survey-in-4-major-hospitals-of-karachi-pakistan
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Omar Irfan, Babar Irfan, Zain Ahmad Khan, Maha Tahir, Ali Bin Sarwar Zubairi, Javaid Ahmad Khan
OBJECTIVE: To determine knowledge and misconceptions about asthma among the local population.. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at four tertiary care hospitals; Aga Khan University Hospital, Civil Hospital Karachi, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre and Ojha Institute of Chest Diseases, Karachi, from October to November 2016, and comprised hospital attendants. The questionnaire used in the study comprised 26 questions answered with a true, false or not sure answer...
November 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159487/management-of-cardiopulmonary-assist-devices-in-critically-ill-patients-using-point-of-care-transthoracic-echocardiography-a-case-series
#6
Babar Fiza, Michael Tang, Michael Maile
Point-of-care transthoracic echocardiography is increasingly being utilized by the intensive care physicians in the management of hemodynamically unstable patients. However, its use in the management of critically ill patients requiring cardiopulmonary mechanical device support remains to be well described. In this case series, we present two case reports where point-of-care echocardiography was successfully used by the intensive care team in diagnosing and managing problems related to cardiopulmonary assist device malposition...
November 21, 2017: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157092/single-agent-and-synergistic-combinatorial-efficacy-of-first-in-class-small-molecule-imipridone-onc201-in-hematological-malignancies
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Varun V Prabhu, Mala K Talekar, Amriti R Lulla, C Leah B Kline, Lanlan Zhou, Junior Hall, A Pieter J Van den Heuvel, David T Dicker, Jawad Babar, Stephan A Grupp, Mathew J Garnett, Ultan McDermott, Cyril H Benes, Jeffrey J Pu, David F Claxton, Nadia Khan, Wolfgang Oster, Joshua E Allen, Wafik S El-Deiry
ONC201, founding member of the imipridone class of small molecules, is currently being evaluated in advancer cancer clinical trials. We explored single agent and combinatorial efficacy of ONC201 in preclinical models of hematological malignancies. ONC201 demonstrated (GI50 1-8 µM) dose- and time-dependent efficacy in acute myeloid leukemia (AML), acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), Burkitt's lymphoma, anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), Hodgkin's lymphoma (nodular sclerosis) and multiple myeloma (MM) cell lines including cells resistant to standard of care (dexamethasone in MM) and primary samples...
November 20, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147470/retrospective-analysis-of-inferior-vena-cava-collapsibility-with-point-of-care-ultrasound-and-urine-sodium-and-fena-in-patients-with-early-stage-acute-kidney-injury
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Faizan Babar, Gurkeerat Singh, Mustafa Noor, Bruce Sabath
Early stage acute kidney injury (AKI) is an independent risk factor for an increase in mortality. Accurate assessment of volume status is a major challenge during the early stages of acute renal injury. Determining volume status based on the history and physical exam lacks accuracy. Urine sodium and free excretion of sodium (FENa) provide objective evidence of intravascular volume status when interpreted carefully and is helpful to delineate prerenal from intrinsic renal failure. In recent years point of care ultrasound has been used to assess volume status...
2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142554/vitamin-d-supplementation-improves-fev1-in-patients-of-bronchial-asthma
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Muhammad Zafar Majeed Babar, Mazhar Hussain, Sadia Abdul Majeed
Background and Objective: Vitamin D deficiency has strong association with various respiratory disorders in which bronchial asthma is one of them. The objective was to determine the efficacy of vitamin D supplementation in cases with bronchial asthma. Methods: This case control study was conducted at private clinical set up of district, Rahim Yar Khan from August to October 2016 in which 100 cases of bronchial asthma were randomly divided into Group-A and Group-B each contained 50 patients...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142238/mapping-qtls-conferring-salt-tolerance-and-micronutrient-concentrations-at-seedling-stagein-wheat
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Babar Hussain, Stuart James Lucas, Levent Ozturk, Hikmet Budak
Soil salinization and degradation is one of the consequences of climate change. Identification of major salt tolerance genes and marker assisted selection (MAS) can accelerate wheat breeding for this trait. We genotyped 154 wheat F2 lines derived from a cross between salt tolerant and susceptible cultivars using the Axiom Wheat Breeder's Genotyping Array. A high-density linkage map of 988 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) was constructed and utilized for quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping for salt tolerance traits and mineral concentrations under salinity...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125550/a-new-maraging-stainless-steel-with-excellent-strength-toughness-corrosion-synergy
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Jialong Tian, Wei Wang, M Babar Shahzad, Wei Yan, Yiyin Shan, Zhouhua Jiang, Ke Yang
A new maraging stainless steel with superior strength-toughness-corrosion synergy has been developed based on an innovative concept of alloy design. The high strength-toughness combination is achieved by forming dispersive nano-sized intermetallic compounds in the soft lath martensitic matrix with a slight amount of residual austenite. The good corrosion resistance is guaranteed by exactly controlling the Co content based on understanding the synergistic effect between Co and Cr. The fine structure characteristics of two dominant strengthening precipitations including Ni₃Ti and Mo-rich phases were finely characterized associated with transmission electron microscope (TEM) and atom probe tomography (APT) analyses...
November 10, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123183/flexible-fe3o4-carbon-nanofibers-hierarchically-assembled-with-mno2-particles-for-high-performance-supercapacitor-electrodes
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Nousheen Iqbal, Xianfeng Wang, Aijaz Ahmed Babar, Ghazala Zainab, Jianyong Yu, Bin Ding
Increasing use of wearable electronic devices have resulted in enhanced demand for highly flexible supercapacitor electrodes with superior electrochemical performance. In this study, flexible composite membranes with electrosprayed MnO2 particles uniformly anchored on Fe3O4 doped electrospun carbon nanofibers (Fe3O4@CNFMn) have been prepared as flexible electrodes for high-performance supercapacitors. The interconnected porous beaded structure ensures free movement of electrolyte within the composite membranes, therefore, the developed supercapacitor electrodes not only offer high specific capacitance of ~306 F/g, but also exhibit good capacitance retention of ~85% after 2000 cycles, which certify that the synthesized electrodes offer high and stable electrochemical performance...
November 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120404/a-tree-based-broadcast-scheme-for-m-k-firm-real-time-stream-in-wireless-sensor-networks
#13
HoSung Park, Beom-Su Kim, Kyong Hoon Kim, Babar Shah, Ki-Il Kim
Recently, various unicast routing protocols have been proposed to deliver measured data from the sensor node to the sink node within the predetermined deadline in wireless sensor networks. In parallel with their approaches, some applications demand the specific service, which is based on broadcast to all nodes within the deadline, the feasible real-time traffic model and improvements in energy efficiency. However, current protocols based on either flooding or one-to-one unicast cannot meet the above requirements entirely...
November 9, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111811/treatment-of-limb-length-discrepancy-following-total-hip-arthroplasty
#14
Babar Kayani, Jurek Pietrzak, Matthew J Donaldson, Sujith Konan, Fares S Haddad
Limb length discrepancy is the leading cause of patient dissatisfaction following total hip arthroplasty and the most common reason for litigation in the field of orthopaedics. This article provides a systematic, stepwise approach for identifying the aetiology of limb length discrepancy following total hip arthroplasty and provides guidance on the treatment of this complication to optimize postoperative clinical and functional outcomes. This review discusses postoperative history taking, clinical examination, radiographic assessment, conservative treatment, and surgical intervention for the management of patients with established limb length discrepancy following total hip arthroplasty...
November 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083978/immunotherapy-regimens-for-metastatic-colorectal-carcinomas
#15
Babar Bashir, Adam E Snook
Metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) is a leading cause of cancer-related mortality with a 5-year overall survival rate of 13%. Despite recent advances in cancer immunotherapy, only the minority of CRC patients (<15%) with microsatellite instability can potentially benefit from immune checkpoint inhibitors, the only immunotherapy currently approved for mCRC. In that context, there is an unmet need to improve survival in mCRC. Our ever-increasing understanding of the immune system and its interactions with cancer has allowed development of multiple strategies to potentially improve outcomes in the majority of mCRC patients...
October 30, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078816/open-versus-minimally-invasive-fixation-of-a-simulated-syndesmotic-injury-in-a-cadaver-model
#16
Adam C Shaner, Norachart Sirisreetreerux, Babar Shafiq, Lynne C Jones, Erik A Hasenboehler
BACKGROUND: Malreduction of unstable syndesmotic ankle fractures is common. This study compared the reduction quality of an anterolateral open technique (OT) versus a conventional minimally invasive technique (MIT). METHODS: Fourteen fresh-frozen lower torso specimens with 28 matched lower extremities underwent computed tomography (CT) to measure syndesmosis position before dissection. Reduction was performed using direct visualization and fluoroscopy for the OT group (right-sided specimens) and fluoroscopy only for the MIT group (left-sided specimens)...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049350/an-integrative-in-silico-approach-for-therapeutic-target-identification-in-the-human-pathogen-corynebacterium-diphtheriae
#17
Syed Babar Jamal, Syed Shah Hassan, Sandeep Tiwari, Marcus V Viana, Leandro de Jesus Benevides, Asad Ullah, Adrián G Turjanski, Debmalya Barh, Preetam Ghosh, Daniela Arruda Costa, Artur Silva, Richard Röttger, Jan Baumbach, Vasco A C Azevedo
Corynebacterium diphtheriae (Cd) is a Gram-positive human pathogen responsible for diphtheria infection and once regarded for high mortalities worldwide. The fatality gradually decreased with improved living standards and further alleviated when many immunization programs were introduced. However, numerous drug-resistant strains emerged recently that consequently decreased the efficacy of current therapeutics and vaccines, thereby obliging the scientific community to start investigating new therapeutic targets in pathogenic microorganisms...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029379/role-of-24-epibrassinolide-ebl-in-mediating-heavy-metal-and-pesticide-induced-oxidative-stress-in-plants-a-review
#18
REVIEW
Babar Shahzad, Mohsin Tanveer, Zhao Che, Abdul Rehman, Sardar Alam Cheema, Anket Sharma, He Song, Shams Ur Rehman, Dong Zhaorong
Industrialization and urbanization have posed serious threats to the environment. Excessive release of heavy metals from industrial effluents and overuse of pesticides in modern agriculture are limiting crop production by polluting environment and deteriorating food quality. Sustaining food quality under heavy metals and pesticide stress is crucial to meet the increasing demands for food. 24-Epibrassinolide (EBL), a ubiquitously occurring plant growth hormone shows great potential to alleviate heavy metals and pesticide stress in plants...
January 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028718/the-author-replies
#19
Babar A Khan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026828/objective-outcomes-of-minimally-invasive-temporalis-tendon-transfer-for-prolonged-complete-facial-paralysis
#20
Michal Brichacek, Babar Sultan, Kofi D Boahene, Lisa Ishii, Patrick J Byrne
OBJECTIVES: We describe an approach to reanimation of complete, prolonged facial paralysis using minimally invasive temporalis tendon transfer (MIT3) by the melolabial or transoral approach. Objective outcome measures are evaluated based on symmetry, and grading of preoperative/post-operative results and the scar at the melolabial fold. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. METHODS: Twenty-five patients undergoing the MIT3 technique were studied...
August 2017: Plastic Surgery
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