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Khadijehsadat Najib, Narjes Pishva, Hamid Amoozegar, Parisa Pishdad, Ebrahim Fallahzadeh
OBJECTIVE: To compare endotracheal tube tip-to-carina distance obtained by ultrasonography vs. that obtained by chest X-ray in neonates. METHODS: After endotracheal intubation of 40 neonates, chest X-ray and, within one hour, ultrasonography was obtained for each patient for measurement of endotracheal tube tip-to-carina distance. RESULTS: Means of endotracheal tube tip-to-carina distances were not significantly different by both modalities (mean difference 0...
October 8, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
Påvel G Lindberg, Maxime Térémetz, Sylvain Charron, Oussama Kebir, Agathe Saby, Narjes Bendjemaa, Stéphanie Lion, Benoît Crépon, Raphaël Gaillard, Catherine Oppenheim, Marie-Odile Krebs, Isabelle Amado
Inhibition is considered a key mechanism in schizophrenia. Short-latency intracortical inhibition (SICI) in the motor cortex is reduced in schizophrenia and is considered to reflect locally deficient γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-ergic modulation. However, it remains unclear how SICI is modulated during motor inhibition and how it relates to neural processing in other cortical areas. Here we studied motor inhibition Stop signal task (SST) in stabilized patients with schizophrenia (N = 28), healthy siblings (N = 21) and healthy controls (n = 31) matched in general cognitive status and educational level...
September 30, 2016: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
Ali Taghipour, Narjes Sadat Borghei, Robab Latifnejad Roudsari, Afsaneh Keramat, Hadi Jabbari Nooghabi
BACKGROUND: Women's empowerment programs during pregnancy focus primarily on increasing women's health goals and psychological empowerment has been considered important in most issues related to pregnant mothers' mental health. Using path analysis, this study aims to examine the direct and indirect components of psychological empowerment of pregnant mothers. METHODS: This model-testing study was conducted in Gorgan, northwest of Iran during three months in spring of 2015...
October 2016: International Journal of Community Based Nursing and Midwifery
Mahdi Moshki, Ali Delshad Noghabi, Fatemeh Darabi, Hossein Safari Palangi, Narjes Bahri
BACKGROUND: Excessive and uncontrolled television watching by children predisposes them to some risks such as developmental, social and psychological disorders. Parents play an important role in nurturing their children and controlling the factors affecting their health. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of health education programs on parents' supervision skills to control their children's television watching habits based on the theory of planned behavior. METHODS: One hundred twenty parents of the students at the first and fifth grades of primary school were randomly divided into an intervention and a control group...
2016: Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Lucie Charles, Raphaël Gaillard, Isabelle Amado, Marie-Odile Krebs, Narjes Bendjemaa, Stanislas Dehaene
The ability to detect our own errors is an essential component of action monitoring. Using a masking paradigm in normal adults, we recently discovered that some error-detection processes can proceed without awareness, while other markers of performance monitoring such as the Error-Related Negativity (ERN) are tightly linked to conscious perception. Interestingly, research on cognitive deficit in schizophrenia has shown that the ERN is altered in these patients. In the present study, we therefore tested if the error detection impairment in schizophrenia is specific to conscious perception or is also found under non-conscious conditions, probing whether these performance monitoring processes are truly distinct...
September 23, 2016: NeuroImage
Narjes Hazar, Leila Seddigh, Zahra Rampisheh, Marzieh Nojomi
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common type of dementia. Demonstrating the modifiable risk factors of AD can help to plan for prevention of this disease. The aim of the current review was to characterize modifiable cardiovascular risk factors of AD using existing data and determine their contribution in AD development in Iran and the world. METHODS: The systematic search was done in Medline, Scopus, and Cochrane databases from inception to May 2014 to find systematic reviews or meta-analyses about association between AD and cardiovascular modifiable risk factors included diabetes, hypertension (HTN), physical inactivity, smoking, hypercholesterolemia, and overweight and obesity...
July 6, 2016: Iranian Journal of Neurology
Simona Caldani, Maria Pia Bucci, Jean-Charles Lamy, Magali Seassau, Narjes Bendjemaa, Rémi Gadel, Raphael Gaillard, Marie-Odile Krebs, Isabelle Amado
Schizophrenia is a neurodevelopmental disease with cognitive and motor impairments. Motor dysfunctions, such as eye movements or Neurological Soft Signs (NSS), are proposed as endophenotypic markers. Antisaccade (AS) and memory-guided saccades (MGS), two markers of inhibitory control mechanism, are altered in both patients with schizophrenia and their relatives, although these tools may have different sensitivities. Recently, emphasis has been put on identifying markers predictive of psychosis transition in subjects with ultra-high-risk psychosis in order to develop targeted prevention...
September 14, 2016: Schizophrenia Research
Fatemeh Saheb Sharif-Askari, Syed Azhar Syed Sulaiman, Narjes Saheb Sharif-Askari
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at increased risk for both thrombotic events and bleeding. The early stages of CKD are mainly associated with prothrombotic tendency, whereas in its more advanced stages, beside the prothrombotic state, platelets can become dysfunctional due to uremic-related toxin exposure leading to an increased bleeding tendency. Patients with CKD usually require anticoagulation therapy for treatment or prevention of thromboembolic diseases. However, this benefit could easily be offset by the risk of anticoagulant-induced bleeding...
September 15, 2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Narjes Bahri, Robab Latifnejad Roudsari, Mozhgan Azimi Hashemi
OBJECTIVE: In the menopausal transition sexual problems are an important issue and one of the most frequently presented health concerns of women attending menopause clinics. This study aimed to explore the ways of managing sexual dysfunctions during the menopausal transition among Iranian women. METHODS: This exploratory qualitative study was conducted in Iran, from May 2013 to April 2015. Twenty-one women in three stages of menopausal transition, aged 42-55 years old, were purposively selected from urban health centers in Mashhad and Gonabad, Iran...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Bram G Janssen, Nelly D Saenen, Harry A Roels, Narjes Madhloum, Wilfried Gyselaers, Wouter Lefebvre, Joris Penders, Charlotte Vanpoucke, Karen Vrijens, Tim S Nawrot
BACKGROUND: Thyroid hormones are critical for fetal development and growth. Whether prenatal exposure to fine particle air pollution (PM2.5) affects fetal thyroid function and what the impact is on birth weight in normal healthy pregnancies is not studied yet. OBJECTIVES: To study the impact of third trimester PM2.5 exposure on fetal and maternal thyroid hormones and their mediating role on birth weight. METHODS: We measured the levels of free thyroid hormones (FT3, FT4) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in cord blood (n = 499) and maternal blood (n = 431) collected after delivery from mother-child pairs enrolled between February 2010 and June 2014 in the ENVIRONAGE birth cohort with catchment area in the province of Limburg, Belgium...
September 13, 2016: Environmental Health Perspectives
Narjes Hendouei, Seyed Hamzeh Hosseini, Amin Panahi, Zahra Khazaeipour, Fatemeh Barari, Adeleh Sahebnasagh, Shahram Ala
Recently, extensive efforts have been made to understand the rate of energy expenditure and the weight gain associated with atypical antipsychotic treatment, including identification of markers of obesity risk. In recent years, leptin, an adipocyte hormone, has gained significant interest in psychiatric disorders. S100B has been considered as a surrogate marker for astrocyte-specific damage in neurologic disorders. Also, S100B has been detected in adipose with concentration as high as nervous tissue as a second release source...
2016: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
Narjes Ebrahimi, Sara Rasoul-Amini, Ali Niazi, Nasrollah Erfani, Ali Moghadam, Alireza Ebrahiminezhad, Younes Ghasemi
BACKGROUND: Multifunctional nanostructures have received great deal of attention in biomedical area due to their capabilities in the development of new therapeutic and diagnostic agents. Silver and iron oxide nanoparticles, owing to their specific characteristics, are considered to develop bifunctional hybrid nanoparticles for magnetic delivery of silver nanoparticles as cytotoxic agent toward cancer cells. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to explore the in-vitro cytotoxic and apoptotic activities of three different silver-iron oxide binary hybrid nanoparticles on human liver hepatocellular carcinoma cell line...
September 7, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Nelly D Saenen, Karen Vrijens, Bram G Janssen, Narjes Madhloum, Martien Peusens, Wilfried Gyselaers, Charlotte Vanpoucke, Wouter Lefebvre, Harry A Roels, Tim S Nawrot
The placenta plays a crucial role in fetal growth and development through adaptive responses to perturbations of the maternal environment. We investigated the association between placental 3-nitrotyrosine (3-NTp), a biomarker of oxidative stress, and exposure to air pollutants during various time windows of pregnancy. We measured the placental 3-NTp levels of 330 mother-newborn pairs enrolled in the Environmental Influence on Ageing in Early Life (ENVIRONAGE) Study, a Belgian birth cohort study (2010-2013)...
September 15, 2016: American Journal of Epidemiology
Narjes Soltani, Elham Mohammadi, Mohammad Allahtavakoli, Ali Shamsizadeh, Ali Roohbakhsh, Abbas Haghparast
INTRODUCTION: Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) is a chemical often used as a solvent for water-insoluble drugs. In this study, we evaluated the effect of intracerebroventricular (ICV) administration of DMSO on neural response characteristics (in 1200-1500 μm depth) of the rat barrel cortex. METHODS: DMSO solution was prepared in 10% v/v concentration and injected into the lateral ventricle of rats. Neuronal spontaneous activity and neuronal responses to deflection of the principal whisker (PW) and adjacent whisker (AW) were recorded in barrel cortex...
July 2016: Basic and Clinical Neuroscience
Reihaneh Moeini, Narjes Gorji
BACKGROUND: Due to negligence, Persian (Iranian) traditional medicine has had a weak presence in the world of research for a long time. However, in recent years, a variety of activates by research and faculty centers have created awareness and a platform to introduce and promote Persian medicine to the world. The aim of this study is to present and analyze scientific achievements of Persian medicine in the world of research. METHODS: Articles were collected from PubMed database using keywords such as "Persian medicine", "Persian traditional medicine", "Iranian medicine", and "Iranian traditional medicine"...
May 2016: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
Narjes Gorji, Reihaneh Moeini
BACKGROUND: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the skeletal system without definitive treatment. Nowadays, the aim of therapeutic interventions is preventing disease progression, but eventually many patients have different degrees of decreased range of motion, especially in the spine accompanied by pain and fatigue. METHODS: A 44-year-old man with AS from 22 years ago was treated with NSAIDs and sulfasalazine. He visited for developed pain and stiffness in spine from 7 years ago...
May 2016: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
Seyed Hasan Tonekaboni, Narjes Jafari, Zahra Chavoshzadeh, Bibi Shahin Shamsian, Nima Rezaei
DRESS syndrome (Drug Rash with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms) is a potentially life-threatening syndrome, which reflects a serious hypersensitivity reaction to drugs, presenting by generalized skin rash, fever, eosinophilia, atypical lymphocytosis, and internal organ involvement. Herein a 21-month old male infant with DRESS and Encephalopathy syndrome is presented who complicated after phenobarbital usage that persisted due to phenytoin cream usage. The case received phenobarbital after a seizure disorder presented as "status epilepticus"...
September 2015: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Parvaneh Karimzadeh, Narjes Jafari, Habibeh Nejad Biglari, Sayena Jabbehdari, Simin Khayat Zadeh, Farzad Ahmad Abadi, Azra Lotfi
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the clinical and para clinical manifestations of neuro metabolic disorders, in patients who presented by neuro developmental delay in their neuro developmental milestones. MATERIALS & METHODS: The patients diagnosed as neuro developmental delay and regression with or without seizure at the Neurology Department of Mofid Children Hospital in Tehran, Iran between 2004 and 2014 were included in our study. These patients diagnosed as neuro developmental delay by pediatric neurologists in view of diagnostic /screening neuro developmental assessment tests...
2016: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
Narjes Momeni Shahraki, Ali Fatemi, Anand Agarwal, Vijay K Goel
Internal disc disruption and annular tears are some of the causes of back and leg pain. It is difficult to observe location of internal damage and its distribution and propagation in cadaveric experiments or via imaging in clinical scenarios. Finite element analysis is useful for understanding the effects of different loading conditions on the location of initiation and propagation of tears in the annulus. In this study, a hyperelastic anisotropic material model in conjunction with biaxial properties was used for modelling annulus fibrosus material under a variety of loading conditions...
June 21, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
Narjes S Movahedi, Mallory Embree, Harish Nagarajan, Karsten Zengler, Hamidreza Chitsaz
As the vast majority of all microbes are unculturable, single-cell sequencing has become a significant method to gain insight into microbial physiology. Single-cell sequencing methods, currently powered by multiple displacement genome amplification (MDA), have passed important milestones such as finishing and closing the genome of a prokaryote. However, the quality and reliability of genome assemblies from single cells are still unsatisfactory due to uneven coverage depth and the absence of scattered chunks of the genome in the final collection of reads caused by MDA bias...
2016: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
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