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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726493/chemical-profile-and-antihyperlipidemic-effect-of-portulaca-oleracea-l-seeds-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Jilan A Nazeam, Hala M El-Hefnawy, Gamal Omran, Abdel-Naser Singab
Hypolipidemic effect of Portulaca oleracea L. seed extract and its fractions have been studied on streptozotocin (STZ) at dose 75 mg/kg b.wt. After fractionation of the alcoholic extract; petroleum ether fraction was the most active fraction that decreased different hyperlipidemia biochemical parameters. After chromatographic analysis; oleamide, ethylpalmitate, β-amyrin, stigmasterol and β-sitosterol were identified. The GLC analysis of unsaponifiable matter revealed the presence of; lignoceric acid as a major constituent in the most bioactive fraction...
July 20, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719803/elevated-sterol-regulatory-elementary-binding-protein-1-and-glua2-levels-in-the-hippocampal-nuclear-fraction-of-genetic-absence-epilepsy-rats-from-strasbourg
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Sathiya Sekar, Entesar Omran, Venkat Gopalakrishnan, John G Howland, Terrance P Snutch, Changiz Taghibiglou
Studies in animal models and human tissues show that nuclear translocation of sterol regulatory element binding protein 1 (SREBP1) and glutamate A2 subunit (GluA2) of cell-surface AMPA receptor (AMPAR) trigger neuronal excitotoxicity-induced apoptosis in stroke. However, it is not known whether a similar type of underlying pathophysiology occurs in absence epilepsy. To explore this issue, we examined the levels of mature SREBP1, GluA2, glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH), p53, and activated to total caspase 3 ratio in nuclear fractions (NF) of hippocampal homogenate from 8 to 10 week old male Genetic Absence Epilepsy Rats from Strasbourg (GAERS) and non-epileptic control (NEC) strains...
July 12, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705056/combined-use-of-nuclear-phosphoprotein-c-myc-and-cellular-phosphoprotein-p53-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-detection-in-high-risk-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients
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A M Attallah, M El-Far, M A Abdelrazek, M M Omran, A A Attallah, A A Elkhouly, H M Elkenawy, K Farid
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a multistage process resulting from various genetic changes. We aimed to determine nuclear phosphoprotein c-Myc and cellular phosphoprotein p53 expression and to evaluate their importance in HCC diagnosis. METHODS: One hundred and twenty chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients (60 non-HCC CHC patients and 60 HCC patients who had a single small (<5 cm) tumour) were recruited. The gene products of c-Myc and p53 were identified in liver tissues and serum samples using immunostaining, western blot and ELISA...
July 13, 2017: British Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693685/effect-of-involved-aspergillus-species-on-galactomannan-in-bronchoalveolar-lavage-of-patients-with-invasive-aspergillosis
#4
Mojtaba Taghizadeh-Armaki, Mohammad T Hedayati, Vahid Moqarabzadeh, Saham Ansari, Saeed Mahdavi Omran, Hossein Zarrinfar, Sasan Saber, Paul E Verweij, David W Denning, Seyedmojtaba Seyedmousavi
PURPOSE: The detection of galactomannan (GM) in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid is an important surrogate marker for the early diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring of invasive aspergillosis (IA), regardless of the involved species of Aspergillus. Here, we utilized the Platelia Aspergillus GM enzyme immunoassay (Bio-Rad) to evaluate the GM index in BAL fluid samples from patients with proven, probable or putative IA due to Aspergillusflavus versus Aspergillusfumigatus. METHODOLOGY: In a prospective study between 2009 and 2015, 116 BAL samples were collected from suspected IA patients referred to two university hospitals in Tehran, Iran...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689278/maternal-serum-homocysteine-and-uterine-artery-doppler-as-predictors-of-preeclampsia-and-poor-placentation
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Ahmed M Maged, Hany Saad, Hadeer Meshaal, Emad Salah, Suzy Abdelaziz, Eman Omran, Wesam S Deeb, Maha Katta
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of maternal serum total Homocysteine (tHcy) and uterine artery (Ut-A) Doppler as predictors of preeclampsia (PE), intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), and other complications related to poor placentation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted on 500 women with spontaneous pregnancies. tHcy was measured at 15-19 weeks, and then, Ut-A Doppler was performed at 18-22 weeks of pregnancy...
July 8, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684258/effects-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-on-pain-mood-and-serum-endorphin-level-in-the-treatment-of-fibromyalgia-a-double-blinded-randomized-clinical-trial
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Eman M Khedr, Eman A H Omran, Nadia M Ismail, Dina H El-Hammady, Samar H Goma, Hassan Kotb, Hannan Galal, Ayman M Osman, Hannan S M Farghaly, Ahmed A Karim, Gehad A Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown that novel neuro-modulating techniques can have pain-relieving effects in the treatment of chronic pain. The aim of this work is to evaluate the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in relieving fibromyalgia pain and its relation with beta-endorphin changes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty eligible patients with primary fibromyalgia were randomized to receive real anodal tDCS or sham tDCS of the left motor cortex (M1) daily for 10 days...
June 23, 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679847/safety-outcomes-after-thrombolysis-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-in-patients-with-recent-stroke
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Alexander E Merkler, Setareh Salehi Omran, Gino Gialdini, Michael P Lerario, Shadi Yaghi, Mitchell S V Elkind, Babak B Navi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: It is uncertain whether previous ischemic stroke within 3 months of receiving intravenous thrombolysis (tPA [tissue-type plasminogen activator]) for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is associated with an increased risk of adverse outcomes. METHODS: Using administrative claims data, we identified adults with AIS who received intravenous tPA at California, New York, and Florida hospitals from 2005 to 2013. Our primary outcome was intracerebral hemorrhage, and our secondary outcomes were unfavorable discharge disposition and inpatient mortality...
July 5, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669330/the-quality-of-life-and-professional-future-among-tunisian-workers-suffering-from-occupational-asthma
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Mohamed Adnene Henchi, Amira Omrane, Charfeddine Amri, Lamia Bouzgarrou, Ines Rassas, Awatef Mahfoudh, Taoufik Khalfallah, Mohamed Akrout
OBJECTIVE: To identify the factors influencing the quality of life and professional future of patients suffering from occupational asthma. METHOD: A cross-sectional study of patients compensated for occupational asthma in Tunisian center, between 2004-2011. The study of quality of life was based on the Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaires (AQLQ). Some related patents were also discussed. RESULTS: One hundred twenty-nine patients were compensated and the mean age was 40...
June 30, 2017: Recent Patents on Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649053/left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-with-the-amplatzer-amulet-device-periprocedural-and-early-clinical-echocardiographic-data-from-a-global-prospective-observational-study
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Ulf Landmesser, Boris Schmidt, Jens Erik Nielsen-Kudsk, Simon Cheung Chi Lam, Jai-Wun Park, Giuseppe Tarantini, Ignacio Cruz-Gonzalez, Volker Geist, Paolo Della Bella, Antonio Colombo, Tobias Zeus, Heyder Omran, Christopher Piorkowski, Juha Lund, Claudio Tondo, David Hildick-Smith
AIMS: The global, prospective AMPLATZER Amulet observational study documents real-world periprocedural, transoesophageal echocardiographic (TEE) and clinical outcomes from left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) using the AMPLATZER Amulet device. The aim of this report is to describe the periprocedural and early clinical/TEE results from this study. METHODS AND RESULTS: This multicentre prospective real-world registry included 1,088 patients (75±8.5 years, 64.5% male, CHA2DS2-VASc: 4...
June 25, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643139/cysteamine-revisited-repair-of-arginine-to-cysteine-mutations
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REVIEW
L Gallego-Villar, L Hannibal, J Häberle, B Thöny, T Ben-Omran, G K Nasrallah, Al-N Dewik, W D Kruger, H J Blom
Cysteamine is a small aminothiol endogenously derived from coenzyme A degradation. For some decades, synthetic cysteamine has been employed for the treatment of cystinosis, and new uses of the drug continue to emerge. In this review, we discuss the role of cysteamine in cellular and extracellular homeostasis and focus on the potential use of aminothiols to reconstitute the function of proteins harboring arginine (Arg) to cysteine (Cys) mutations, via repair of the Cys residue into a moiety that introduces an amino group, as seen in basic amino acid residues Lys and Arg...
July 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640246/gwas-signals-revisited-using-human-knockouts
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Sateesh Maddirevula, Fatema AlZahrani, Shams Anazi, Mariam Almureikhi, Tawfeg Ben-Omran, Ghada M H Abdel-Salam, Mais Hashem, Niema Ibrahim, Firdous M Abdulwahab, Neama Meriki, Fahad A Bashiri, Meow-Keong Thong, Premala Muthukumarasamy, Rifhan Azwani Mazlan, Ranad Shaheen, Fowzan S Alkuraya
PurposeGenome-wide association studies (GWAS) have been instrumental to our understanding of the genetic risk determinants of complex traits. A common challenge in GWAS is the interpretation of signals, which are usually attributed to the genes closest to the polymorphic markers that display the strongest statistical association. Naturally occurring complete loss of function (knockout) of these genes in humans can inform GWAS interpretation by unmasking their deficiency state in a clinical context.MethodsWe exploited the unique population structure of Saudi Arabia to identify novel knockout events in genes previously highlighted in GWAS using combined autozygome/exome analysis...
June 22, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621395/anti-inflammatory-and-anti-ulcer-activities-of-new-fused-thiazole-derivatives-derived-from-2-2-oxo-2h-chromen-3-yl-thiazol-4-5h-one
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Rafat Mohareb, Fatima Al-Omran, Mahmoud Abdelaziz, Rehab Ibrahim
The reaction of the 2-(4-oxo-4,5-dihydrothiazol-2-yl)acetonitrile (1) with salicylaldehyde (2) in 1,4-dioxane containing a catalytic amount of piperidine gave the coumarin derivative 3. The latter reacted with different reagents to give pyrano[4,5-b]thiazole, pyrido[4,5-b]thiazole and thieno[5,4-b]thiazole dereivatives. The anti-inflammatory and anti-ulcer activities of the newly synthesized products were evaluated and the results showed that compounds 7a, 8a, 10b, 13b, 15b, 18a, 19b, 19c, and 19d showed higher activity compared to the rest of the compounds...
June 2017: Acta Chimica Slovenica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595859/left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-previous-major-gastrointestinal-bleeding-from-the-amplatzer-cardiac-plug-multicenter-registry
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Mathieu Lempereur, Adel Aminian, Xavier Freixa, Sameer Gafoor, Samera Shakir, Heyder Omran, Sergio Berti, Gennaro Santoro, Joelle Kefer, Ulf Landmesser, Jens Erik Nielsen-Kudsk, Ignacio Cruz-Gonzalez, Prapa Kanagaratnam, Fabian Nietlispach, Reda Ibrahim, Horst Sievert, Wolfgang Schillinger, Jai-Wun Park, Steffen Gloekler, Apostolos Tzikas
History of major gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding may represent a frequent clinical indication for left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). This study aims to investigate the procedural safety and long-term outcome of patients with previous major GI bleeding (MGIB) who underwent LAAO. Data from the Amplatzer Cardiac Plug multicenter registry on 1,047 patients were analyzed. Patients with previous MGIB as indication for LAAO were compared with patients without previous MGIB...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588832/diffuse-hepatic-hemangioma-with-single-cutaneous-hemangioma-an-alerting-occurrence
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Faten Al Tasseh, Merna El-Khansa, Omran Abd, Anoir Abdel Khalek, Nahida El-Rifai
Screening of infants with five or more cutaneous infantile hemangiomas with abdominal ultrasound is often recommended. However, diffuse hepatic hemangioma can develop even in patients with single cutaneous hemangioma. This highlights the importance of physical examination and screening ultrasound in these patients.
June 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580408/data-on-the-association-of-the-nuclear-envelope-protein-sun1-with-nucleoli
#15
Ossama Moujaber, Nawal Omran, Mohamed Kodiha, Brigitte Pié, Ellis Cooper, John F Presley, Ursula Stochaj
SUN proteins participate in diverse cellular activities, many of which are connected to the nuclear envelope. Recently, the family member SUN1 has been linked to novel biological activities. These include the regulation of nucleoli, intranuclear compartments that assemble ribosomal subunits. We show that SUN1 associates with nucleoli in several mammalian epithelial cell lines. This nucleolar localization is not shared by all cell types, as SUN1 concentrates at the nuclear envelope in ganglionic neurons and non-neuronal satellite cells...
August 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571779/clinical-and-molecular-characterization-of-6-children-with-glutamate-cysteine-ligase-deficiency-causing-hemolytic-anemia
#16
Fatima Almusafri, Hiba E Elamin, Tamam E Khalaf, Alaa Ali, Tawfeg Ben-Omran, Ayman W El-Hattab
Glutathione (gamma-glutamylcysteinylglycine) has diverse functions including free radicals scavenging and modulating many critical cellular processes. Glutathione is synthesized by the consecutive action of the enzymes glutamate-cysteine ligase (GCL) and glutathione synthetase. GCL is composed of a catalytic subunit encoded by the GCLC gene and a regulatory subunit encoded by the GCLM gene. GCL deficiency due to homozygous mutations in GCLC has been reported in 6 individuals from 4 independent families. All presented with hemolytic anemia and 4 had additional neurological manifestations including cognitive impairment, neuropathy, ataxia, and myopathy...
June 2017: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567544/enhanced-liver-fibrosis-test-using-elisa-assay-accurately-discriminates-advanced-stage-of-liver-fibrosis-as-determined-by-transient-elastography-fibroscan-in-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-chronic-hcv-patients
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Dalia Omran, Ayman Yosry, Samar K Darweesh, Mohammed M Nabeel, Mohammed El-Beshlawey, Sameh Saif, Azza Fared, Mohamed Hassany, Rania A Zayed
Evaluation of liver fibrosis stage is crucial in the assessment of chronic HCV patients, regarding decision to start treatment and during follow-up. Our aim was to assess the validity of the enhanced liver fibrosis (ELF) score in discrimination of advanced stage of liver fibrosis in naïve chronic HCV patients. We prospectively evaluated liver fibrosis stage in one hundred eighty-one naïve chronic HCV Egyptian patients by transient elastography (TE)-FibroScan. Patients were categorized into mild to moderate fibrosis (≤F2) group and advanced fibrosis (≥F3) group...
May 31, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567359/non-surgical-extraction-of-right-atrial-mass-by-angiovac-aspiration-device-under-fluoroscopic-and-transesophageal-echocardiographic-guidance
#18
Tariq H Enezate, Arun Kumar, Kul Aggarwal, Sudarshan Balla, Jad Omran
Right-sided cardiac masses are commonly encountered. We present a challenging case of a right atrial thrombus in a patient who had a high surgical risk for open removal. AngioVac aspiration device, under transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and fluoroscopy guidance, was successfully used to remove the thrombus. The patient tolerated the procedure well and was discharged home. Our case confirms the safety and efficacy of this procedure for treatment of unwanted intracardiac and intravascular masses in patients who are not candidates for conventional therapies of surgery or thrombolytics...
June 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567352/endovascular-versus-surgical-treatment-for-acute-limb-ischemia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-clinical-trials
#19
Tariq H Enezate, Jad Omran, Ehtisham Mahmud, Mitul Patel, Mazen S Abu-Fadel, Christopher J White, Ashraf S Al-Dadah
BACKGROUND: A number of small studies have suggested that outcomes following endovascular (ENDO) therapy are comparable to those following surgical (SURG) revascularization for patients presenting with acute limb ischemia (ALI). We sought to compare mortality, limb amputation and recurrent ischemia across both revascularization strategies. METHODS: A comprehensive database search of MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) electronic databases from January 1990 through January 2016 was performed to identify studies of ENDO versus SURG for ALI...
June 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545714/anticystogenic-activity-of-a-small-molecule-pak4-inhibitor-may-be-a-novel-treatment-for-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease
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Vicki J Hwang, Xia Zhou, Xiaonan Chen, Josephine Trott, Omran Abu Aboud, Kyuhwan Shim, Lai Kuan Dionne, Kenneth J Chmiel, William Senapedis, Erkan Baloglu, Moe R Mahjoub, Xiaogang Li, Robert H Weiss
Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) is a common hereditary renal disease with no currently available targeted therapies. Based on the established connection between β-catenin signaling and renal ciliopathies, and on data from our and other laboratories showing striking similarities of this disease and cancer, we evaluated the use of an orally bioavailable small molecule, KPT-9274 (a dual inhibitor of the protein kinase PAK4 and nicotinamide phosphoribosyl transferase), for treatment of ADPKD...
May 23, 2017: Kidney International
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