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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095374/human-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-nonimmunocompromised-patients-a-retrospective-analysis-and-review-of-the-literature
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Konstantin Zedtwitz-Liebenstein, Magda Diab-Elschahaw, Michael Frass
In a retrospective analysis of patients visiting the Outpatient Department of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine over a period of 3 years, we found a high incidence of symptomatic nonsevere human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection in nonimmunocompromised patients. We present 11 symptomatic cases of HCMV infection in nonimmunocompromised patients with non-life-threatening symptoms like long-lasting depletion, fatigue, and subfebrile fever with or without muscular pain and arthralgia. Although the symptoms were not life-threatening, all of the patients suffered a prolonged duration of the disease until improvement...
January 18, 2017: Intervirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070651/inferior-vena-cava-involvement-in-children-with-wilms-tumor
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Abeer Al Diab, Nader Hirmas, Abdellatif Almousa, Ramiz Abu-Hijlih, Fatinah Aljlouni, Iyad Sultan, Khalil Ghandour
OBJECTIVES: Retrospective review of children with WT thrombus involving the IVC. METHODS: We reviewed the charts of 123 patients with WT diagnosed between January 2006 and December 2015. Patients with caval tumor thrombus were identified, demographic data, radiological images, extent of thrombus, chemo- and radiotherapy, surgical approach, pathology reports and outcomes were analyzed. RESULTS: IVC involvement was identified in 11 patients (9%)...
January 9, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065163/diagnostic-approach-to-catastrophic-musculoskeletal-injuries-in-racehorses
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Santiago S Diab, Susan M Stover, Francisco Carvallo, Akinyi C Nyaoke, Janet Moore, Ashley Hill, Rick Arthur, Francisco A Uzal
Catastrophic musculoskeletal injuries are the most common cause of euthanasia or spontaneous death in racehorses, and the most common cause of jockey falls with potential for serious human injury. Horses are predisposed to the vast majority of these injuries by preexisting lesions that can be prevented by early diagnosis and adequate bone injury management. A thorough examination of the musculoskeletal system in racehorses often determines the cause of these injuries and generates data to develop injury prevention strategies...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062513/metastatic-melanoma-patient-had-complete-response-with-clonal-expansion-after-whole-brain-radiation-and-pd-1-blockade
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Cara L Haymaker, DaeWon Kim, Marc Uemura, Luis M Vence, Ann Phillip, Natalie McQuail, Paul D Brown, Irina Fernandez, Courtney W Hudgens, Caitlin Creasy, Wen-Jen Hwu, Padmanee Sharma, Michael T Tetzlaff, James P Allison, Patrick Hwu, Chantale Bernatchez, Adi Diab
We report here on a patient with metastatic melanoma who had extensive brain metastases. After being treated with the sequential combination of whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT) followed by the PD-1 inhibitory antibody, pembrolizumab, the patient had a durable complete response. Retrospective laboratory studies of T cells revealed that, after treatment with anti-PD-1 commenced, effector CD8(+) T cells in the blood expanded and the ratio of CD8(+):Treg T cells increased. A CD8(+) T-cell clone present in the initial brain metastases was expanded in the blood after anti-PD-1 treatment, which suggested an antitumor role for this clone...
January 6, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049622/efficacy-and-safety-of-coronary-sinus-aspiration-during-coronary-angiography-to-attenuate-the-risk-of-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-predisposed-patients
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Osama Ali Diab, Mostafa Helmy, Yasser Gomaa, Reem El-Shalakany
BACKGROUND: The incidence of contrast-induced acute kidney injury is strongly related to the amount of the given contrast. Our objectives were to evaluate the efficacy and safety of coronary sinus aspiration (CSA) procedure to reduce the volume of the given contrast and attenuate the risk of contrast-induced acute kidney injury. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study included 43 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and renal impairment (creatinine 1.5-3 mg/dL) who were candidates for coronary angiography...
January 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038695/national-trends-in-the-surgical-management-of-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-analysis-of-a-national-estimate-of-60-108-children-from-the-national-inpatient-sample-over-a-13-year-time-period-in-the-united-states
#6
Alexander A Theologis, David C Sing, Faraaz Chekeni, Mohammad Diab
STUDY DESIGN: Analysis of Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS). OBJECTIVE: Evaluate evolution of operative treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Spinal surgery is one of the most rapidly evolving branches of surgery. Changes in AIS operations are incompletely defined. METHODS: Children (10-18 years) with ICD-9 diagnosis of idiopathic scoliosis who underwent thoracic and/or lumbar spinal fusion identified in the NIS (1998-2011) were analyzed...
January 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031536/use-of-non-selective-%C3%AE-blockers-is-associated-with-decreased-tumor-proliferative-indices-in-early-stage-breast-cancer
#7
Alexa Montoya, Clarissa N Amaya, Andres Belmont, Nabih Diab, Richard Trevino, Geri Villanueva, Steven Rains, Luis A Sanchez, Nabeel Badri, Salman Otoukesh, Ali Khammanivong, Danielle Liss, Sarah T Baca, Renato J Aguilera, Erin B Dickerson, Alireza Torabi, Alok K Dwivedi, Aamer Abbas, Karinn Chambers, Brad A Bryan, Zeina Nahleh
Previous studies suggest beta-adrenergic receptor (β-AR) antagonists (β-blockers) decrease breast cancer progression, tumor metastasis, and patient mortality; however the mechanism for this is unknown. Immunohistochemical analysis of normal and malignant breast tissue revealed overexpression of β1-AR and β3-AR in breast cancer. A retrospective cross-sectional study of 404 breast cancer patients was performed to determine the effect of β-blocker usage on tumor proliferation. Our analysis revealed that non-selective β-blockers, but not selective β-blockers, reduced tumor proliferation by 66% (p < 0...
December 23, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999997/level-i-lymph-node-involvement-in-patients-with-n1b-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-a-prospective-study
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Ahmad M Eweida, Mahmoud F Sakr, Yasser Hamza, Mohamed R Khalil, Essam Gabr, Tarek Koraitim, Hatem F Al-Wagih, Waleed Abo-Elwafa, Tarek Ezzat Abdel-Aziz, Ahmed A Diab, Basma El-Sabaa, Aman S Nabawi
Most of the studies on the incidence, pattern, and predictive factors of lymph node (LN) metastasis with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) have been performed retrospectively and no common consensus has been reached regarding the predictors for the involvement of level I LNs. This study was conducted prospectively to determine the incidence and the possible predictors of level I involvement in N1b PTC patients. The study included 30 consecutive patients with N1b stage of PTC. All the patients underwent neck dissection (ND) including level I...
December 20, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998383/efficacy-of-gold-nanoparticles-against-nephrotoxicity-induced-by-schistosoma-mansoni-infection-in-mice
#9
Mohamed A Dkhil, Mona F Khalil, Amira A Bauomy, Marwa Sm Diab, Saleh Al-Quraishy
OBJECTIVE: In this study, the ameliorative effects of gold nanoparticles (gold NP) on the renal tissue damage in Schistosoma mansoni (S. mansoni)-infected mice was investigated. METHODS: High-resolution transmission electron microscopy was used for the characterization of NP. The gold NP at concentrations of 250, 500, and 1000 μg/kg body weight were inoculated into S. mansoni-infected mice. RESULTS: The parasite caused alterations in the histological architecture...
2016: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992638/medial-malleolar-fractures-and-associated-deltoid-ligament-disruptions-current-management-controversies
#10
Nicholas A Kusnezov, Emmanuel D Eisenstein, Nabih Diab, Ahmed M Thabet, Amr Abdelgawad
Operative fixation of medial malleolar fractures, whether isolated or in the setting of bi- or trimalleolar fractures, remains controversial. Increasingly, anatomic reduction and internal fixation is used to treat medial malleolar fractures to avoid long-term sequelae of symptomatic nonunion and posttraumatic osteoarthritis. However, outcomes have not been significantly different between operative and nonoperative cohorts. Repair of associated deltoid ligament disruption is not common because of reportedly poor outcomes...
December 19, 2016: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973876/narrow-linewidth-excitonic-emission-in-organic-inorganic-lead-iodide-perovskite-single-crystals
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Hiba Diab, Gaëlle Trippé-Allard, Ferdinand Lédée, Khaoula Jemli, Christèle Vilar, Guillaume Bouchez, Vincent L R Jacques, Antonio Tejeda, Jacky Even, Jean-Sébastien Lauret, Emmanuelle Deleporte, Damien Garrot
Hybrid perovskite thin films have demonstrated impressive performance for solar energy conversion and optoelectronic applications. However, further progress will benefit from a better knowledge of the intrinsic photophysics of materials. Here, the temperature-dependent emission properties of CH3NH3PbI3 single crystals are investigated and compared to those of thin polycrystalline films by means of steady-state and time-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy. Single crystals photoluminescence present a sharp excitonic emission at high energy, with full width at half maximum of only 5 meV, assigned to free excitonic recombination...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933059/formation-of-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-under-low-oxygen-level
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Katja Branitzki-Heinemann, Helene Möllerherm, Lena Völlger, Diab M Husein, Nicole de Buhr, Stefanie Blodkamp, Friederike Reuner, Graham Brogden, Hassan Y Naim, Maren von Köckritz-Blickwede
Since their discovery, neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) have been characterized as a fundamental host innate immune defense mechanism. Conversely, excessive NET-release may have a variety of detrimental consequences for the host. A fine balance between NET formation and elimination is necessary to sustain a protective effect during an infectious challenge. Our own recently published data revealed that stabilization of hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α) by the iron chelating HIF-1α-agonist desferoxamine or AKB-4924 enhanced the release of phagocyte extracellular traps...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912129/incidence-of-complications-in-young-onset-diabetes-comparing-type-2-with-type-1-the-young-diab-study
#13
Anandakumar Amutha, Ranjit Mohan Anjana, Ulagamathesan Venkatesan, Harish Ranjani, Ranjit Unnikrishnan, K M Venkat Narayan, Viswanathan Mohan, Mohammed K Ali
BACKGROUND: There is little data on the incidence of diabetes complications in young onset type 1 diabetes (T1DM) and type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in non European populations. METHODS: From a tertiary diabetes centre, Chennai, India, we recruited 108 T1DM (defined by abrupt onset of symptoms or diabetic ketoacidosis, absent insulin reserve requiring insulin treatment) and 90 T2DM participants (defined by absence of ketosis, good beta-cell reserve, and good response to oral agents) who were diagnosed between the ages of 10 and 25years, and without any evidence of diabetes complications at diagnosis...
November 17, 2016: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908411/boron-supplementation-improves-bone-health-of-non-obese-diabetic-mice
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Renata Dessordi, Adriano Levi Spirlandeli, Ariane Zamarioli, José Batista Volpon, Anderson Marliere Navarro
Diabetes Mellitus is a condition that predisposes a higher risk for the development of osteoporosis. The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of boron supplementation on bone microstructure and strength in control and non-obese diabetic mice for 30days. The animals were supplemented with 40μg/0,5ml of boron solution and controls received 0,5ml of distilled water daily. We evaluated the biochemical parameters: total calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and boron; bone analysis: bone computed microtomography, and biomechanical assay with a three point test on the femur...
January 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891471/comparison-of-gingival-health-and-salivary-parameters-among-autistic-and-non-autistic-school-children-in-riyadh
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Hafez M Diab, Suha Saeed Motlaq, Amal Alsharare, Ashwaq Alshammery, Nadia Alshammery, Shabnam Gulzar Khawja, Altaf H Shah
INTRODUCTION: Autism is a neuro-developmental disorder which is manifested as impairment of social interaction, communication and a repetitive behaviour. Autism can obscure dental treatment for the affected patients; furthermore, children with autism commonly have destructive oral habits. AIM: The aims of this study were to evaluate the Modified Gingival Index (MGI), Plaque Index (PI), salivary pH and buffering capacity of the saliva among autistic children compared to normal children in Riyadh City that may provide baseline data to enable comparison and future planning of dental services for autistic children...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871275/rationale-and-design-of-support-a-multi-centre-randomised-controlled-trial-to-compare-three-treatments-cervical-cerclage-cervical-pessary-and-vaginal-progesterone-for-the-prevention-of-preterm-birth-in-women-who-develop-a-short-cervix
#16
Natasha L Hezelgrave, Helena A Watson, Alexandra Ridout, Falak Diab, Paul T Seed, Evonne Chin-Smith, Rachel M Tribe, Andrew H Shennan
BACKGROUND: Clinically, once a woman has been identified as being at risk of spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) due to a short cervical length, a decision regarding prophylactic treatment must be made. Three interventions have the potential to improve outcomes: cervical cerclage (stitch), vaginal progesterone and cervical pessary. Each has been shown to have similar benefit in reduction of sPTB, but there have been no randomised control trials (RCTs) to compare them. METHODS: This open label multi-centre UK RCT trial, will evaluate whether the three interventions are equally efficacious to prevent premature birth in women who develop a short cervix (<25 mm on transvaginal ultrasound)...
November 21, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859680/psychosocial-group-intervention-among-war-affected-children-an-analysis-of-changes-in-posttraumatic-cognitions
#17
Samuli Kangaslampi, Raija-Leena Punamäki, Samir Qouta, Marwan Diab, Kirsi Peltonen
Cognitive theories point to reduction in dysfunctional posttraumatic cognitions (PTCs) as one mechanism involved in recovery from posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS), yet research findings have shown individual differences in the recovery process. We tested the cognitive mediation hypothesis above in a previously published psychosocial group intervention among war-affected children. We also examined heterogeneity in children's PTCs during the intervention. We used a cluster randomized trial of Smith et al...
December 2016: Journal of Traumatic Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859479/diverse-types-of-dermatologic-toxicities-from-immune-checkpoint-blockade-therapy
#18
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Jonathan L Curry, Michael T Tetzlaff, Priyadharsini Nagarajan, Carol Drucker, Adi Diab, Sharon R Hymes, Madeleine Duvic, Wen-Jen Hwu, Jennifer A Wargo, Carlos A Torres-Cabala, Ronald P Rapini, Victor G Prieto
Immunomodulatory drugs that leverages host immune mechanisms to destroy tumor cells have been met with great promise in the treatment of cancer. Immunotherapy, targeting cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4) and the programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) receptor and its ligand (PD-L1) have shown tremendous improvements in the survival of patients with advanced solid tumors. However, the development of dermatologic toxicity (DT) is a consequence to immunotherapy. Review of published reports of the DT to immunotherapy revealed patients receiving anti-CTCLA-4 antibody or anti-PD-1/PD-L1 antibody often develop a DT of any type and grade...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853183/exosomes-derived-from-embryonal-and-alveolar-rhabdomyosarcoma-carry-differential-mirna-cargo-and-promote-invasion-of-recipient-fibroblasts
#19
Sandra E Ghayad, Ghina Rammal, Farah Ghamloush, Hussein Basma, Rihab Nasr, Mona Diab-Assaf, Claude Chelala, Raya Saab
Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is an aggressive childhood soft tissue tumor, which exists in oncoprotein PAX-FOXO1 fusion positive and fusion negative subtypes, with the fusion-positive RMS being characterized by a more aggressive clinical behavior. Exosomes are small membranous vesicles secreted into body fluids by multiple cell types, including tumor cells, and have been implicated in metastatic progression through paracrine signaling. We characterized exosomes secreted by a panel of 5 RMS cell lines. Expression array analysis showed that, for both fusion-positive and fusion-negative cells, exosome miRNA clustered well together and to a higher extent than cellular miRNA...
November 17, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834763/acquired-von-willebrand-syndrome-an-under-recognized-cause-of-major-bleeding-in-the-cardiac-intensive-care-unit
#20
Melissa B Jones, Karthik Ramakrishnan, Fahad A Alfares, Kendal M Endicott, Gary Oldenburg, John T Berger, Venkat Shankar, Dilip S Nath, Yaser A Diab
BACKGROUND: Acquired von Willebrand syndrome (AvWS) in the setting of congenital heart disease is an under-recognized cause of bleeding in the pediatric cardiac critical care unit. METHODS: Fourteen patients diagnosed with AvWS admitted to the cardiac intensive care unit at the Children's National Health System between December 2009 and September 2015 were identified with subsequent chart review and case analysis. RESULTS: Of the 14 patients included in this study, 4 patients were on ventricular-assist devices, 6 patients were on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and 4 were patients with congenital heart disease not receiving any mechanical circulatory support...
November 2016: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
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