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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636122/hidradenitis-suppurativa-in-down-syndrome-a-case-series
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Issam Hamadah, Mansoor Haider, Muzamil Chisti, Yousef Binamer
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Many dermatologic and systemic diseases have been reported in association with hidradenitis suppurativa, but its association with Down syndrome is rarely mentioned in the literature. The objective of the current study was to assess the frequency of hidradenitis suppurativa in patients with Down syndrome who visited our clinic over 4 years. METHODS: We recorded the presenting complaints and dermatologic problems of patients with Down syndrome who visited our clinic from January 2011 to December 2014...
June 21, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635494/urea-cycle-disorder-misdiagnosed-as-multiple-sclerosis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Hussein Algahtani, Seham Alameer, Yousef Marzouk, Bader Shirah
Urea cycle disorders are a group of inborn errors of metabolism caused by dysfunction of any of the six enzymes or two transport proteins involved in urea biosynthesis. In this paper, we report a patient who presented with neurological dysfunction and coma in the immediate postpartum period. She was misdiagnosed for many years as a case of multiple sclerosis. The importance of reporting this case is to illustrate that the wrong diagnosis of patients as being affected with multiple sclerosis for many years due to magnetic resonance imaging abnormalities rather than the classic relapsing-remitting nature of the disease may lead to catastrophic consequences...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634812/semi-industrial-scale-production-of-a-new-yeast-with-probiotic-traits-cryptococcus-sp-ymhs-isolated-from-the-red-sea
#3
Ashraf F El-Baz, Hesham A El-Enshasy, Yousseria M Shetaia, Hoda Mahrous, Nor Zalina Othman, Ahmed E Yousef
A new yeast strain with promising probiotic traits was isolated from the Red Sea water samples. The isolate (YMHS) was subjected to genetic characterization and identified as Cryptococcus sp. Nucleotide sequence analysis of the rRNA gene internal transcribed spacer regions showed 95% sequence similarity between the isolate and Cryptococcus albidus. Cryptococcus sp. YMHS exhibited desirable characteristics of probiotic microorganisms; it has tolerance to low pH in simulated gastric juice, resistance to bile salts, hydrophobic characteristics, broad antimicrobial activity, and in vitro ability to degrade cholesterol...
June 20, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630225/lipoma-of-right-pyriform-sinus
#4
Muhammad Sami Jabbr, Iyad Hamadi, Mouhannad Mahmoud Abdulber Fakoury, Gamal Yousef Youssef
We present a case of large mass arising from the right pyriform sinus extending inferiorly to the postcricoid area and superiorly to the right aryepiglottic fold causing a foreign body sensation and obstructive symptoms, its histological examination following the endoscopic surgical excision showed a lipoma. We are also describing the endoscopic, radiological and intraoperative findings with a brief literature review.
June 19, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627225/the-relationships-between-bnp-and-neurocardiac-injury-severity-noninvasive-cardiac-output-and-outcomes-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Amber McAteer, Marilyn Hravnak, Yuefang Chang, Elizabeth A Crago, Matthew J Gallek, Khalil M Yousef
INTRODUCTION: Neurocardiac injury, a type of myocardial dysfunction associated with neurological insult to the brain, occurs in 31-48% of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) patients. Cardiac troponin I (cTnI) is commonly used to diagnose neurocardiac injury. Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), another cardiac marker, is more often used to evaluate degree of heart failure. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between BNP and (a) neurocardiac injury severity according to cTnI, (b) noninvasive continuous cardiac output (NCCO), and (c) outcomes in aSAH patients...
January 1, 2017: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624683/drought-responsive-micrornas-in-two-barley-cultivars-differing-in-their-level-of-sensitivity-to-drought-stress
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Ehsan Mohseni Fard, Behnam Bakhshi, Reza Keshavarznia, Nava Nikpay, Maryam Shahbazi, Ghasem Hosseini Salekdeh
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are known to be involved in the regulation of gene expression, including that of genes involved in the response to stress. Here, a comparison has been drawn between the miRNA profiles of a drought susceptible, 'Morocco 9-75', and a drought tolerant, 'Yousef', barley cultivars. Leaf water content, shoot dry matter and chlorophyll content decreased in 'Morocco 9-75' more considerably compared with 'Yousef' under drought stress. Furthermore, lower stomatal conductance and higher leaf temperature were observed in 'Morocco 9-75' compared with 'Yousef'...
June 7, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621301/esophageal-diagnosis-of-a-malignant-aspergilloma
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Muneer Al Zoby, Nancy Munn, Yousef R Shweihat
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620570/perforated-bladder-as-a-cause-of-abdominal-ascites-in-a-patient-presenting-with-acute-onset-abdominal-pain
#8
Raj Shah, Madhuri Ramakrishnan, Beenish Ahmed, Khalil Abuamr, Osama Yousef
Bladder perforation, especially when atraumatic, is a rare cause of ascites and is often difficult to differentiate from other causes of abdominal pain and ascites in the acute setting.  A 43-year-old Caucasian woman with a history of multiple sclerosis presented with acute abdominal pain. A computed tomography (CT) scan of her abdomen and pelvis without contrast revealed ascites, acute kidney injury (AKI) was noted on laboratory workup, and very little urine was drained by Foley catheter. Over the next several days, the patient's clinical condition deteriorated with no definitive diagnosis...
May 11, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618086/jordanian-nurses-perception-and-interventions-related-to-promoting-smoking-cessation
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Inaam A Khalaf, Fathieh Abu-Moghli, Susan A LaRocco, Dua' Yousef Al-Maharma
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This research aims to determine nurses' perceptions related to smoking cessation, health promotion, and interventions provided to hospitalized patients. BACKGROUND: Smoking is a major health problem in Jordan. The cost for treating smoking- related health conditions is a significant strain on the health care system. Nurses are in an ideal position to encourage smoking cessation. Little is known about Jordanian nurses' perceptions related to smoking cessation issues...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614346/semiconductor-based-plasmonic-interferometers-for-ultrasensitive-sensing-in-a-terahertz-regime
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Youqiao Ma, Yousef Alattar, Jun Zhou, Mohamed Eldlio, Hiroshi Maeda, Jaromír Pištora, Michael Cada
A robust plasmonic semiconductor-based Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI), which consists of a semiconductor layer with a microslit flanked by two identical microgrooves, is proposed and investigated for the terahertz sensing. The microgrooves reflect the surface plasmon polariton waves toward the microslit, where they interfere with the transmitted terahertz wave. The interference pattern is determined by the permittivities of the sensing material and semiconductor (i.e., temperature dependent), making the structure useful for the refractive index (RI) and temperature detection...
June 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611341/prevalence-and-molecular-characterization-of-hepatitis-d-virus-in-saudi-arabia-a-single-center-study
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Ghazi A Jamjoom, Mai M El-Daly, Esam I Azhar, Hind I Fallatah, Hisham O Akbar, Mohammed Babatin, Abdullah S Alghamdi, Mohammed I Dgdgi, Mohamed A Hamid, Yousef A Qari, Sherif A El-Kafrawy
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hepatitis D virus (HDV) is a defective RNA virus that is dependent on hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) for transmission and replication. HDV significance arises from the possibility of poor prognosis of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. In Saudi Arabia, HDV prevalence varied from 8 to 32% before the HBV vaccination program and ranged from 0 to 14.7% after the vaccination program was started. The last study, performed in 2004, showed a prevalence of 8.6% in hospital-based HBV cases and 3...
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601636/the-angiogenic-factor-egfl7-enhances-thymogenesis-by-activating-flt3-signaling
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Yousef Salama, Koichi Hattori, Beate Heissig
Thymic regeneration is a crucial function that allows for the generation of mature T cells after myelosuppression like irradiation. However molecular drivers involved in this process remain undefined. Here, we report that the angiogenic factor, epidermal growth factor-like domain 7 (Egfl7), is expressed on steady state thymic endothelial cells (ECs) and further upregulated under stress like post-irradiation. Egfl7 overexpression increased intrathymic early thymic precursors (ETPs) and expanded thymic ECs. Mechanistically, we show that Egfl7 overexpression caused Flt3 upregulation in ETPs and thymic ECs, and increased Flt3 ligand plasma elevation in vivo...
June 7, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600438/human-rela-haploinsufficiency-results-in-autosomal-dominant-chronic-mucocutaneous-ulceration
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Yousef R Badran, Fatma Dedeoglu, Juan Manuel Leyva Castillo, Wayne Bainter, Toshiro K Ohsumi, Athos Bousvaros, Jeffrey D Goldsmith, Raif S Geha, Janet Chou
The treatment of chronic mucocutaneous ulceration is challenging, and only some patients respond selectively to inhibitors of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF). TNF activates opposing pathways leading to caspase-8-mediated apoptosis as well as nuclear factor κB (NF-κB)-dependent cell survival. We investigated the etiology of autosomal-dominant, mucocutaneous ulceration in a family whose proband was dependent on anti-TNF therapy for sustained remission. A heterozygous mutation in RELA, encoding the NF-κB subunit RelA, segregated with the disease phenotype and resulted in RelA haploinsufficiency...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599795/metallic-nanoparticles-to-eradicate-bacterial-bone-infection
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Shahnaz Qadri, Yousef Haik, Eric Mensah-Brown, Ghada Bashir, Maria J Fernandez-Cabezudo, Basel K Al-Ramadi
Treatment of osteomyelitis by conventional antibiotics has proven to be challenging due to limited accessibility to this unique location. Inorganic routes against bacterial infection have been reported for external and topical applications, however in vivo application of these antimicrobials has not been fully explored. Targeted delivery of metallic nanoparticles with inherent antimicrobial activity represents an alternative means of overcoming the challenges posed by multidrug-resistant bacteria and may potentially reduce overall morbidity...
June 7, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597141/apparent-metabolizable-energy-value-of-whole-date-palm-phoenix-dactylifera-l-and-its-possible-use-as-a-feedstuff-for-aged-laying-hens
#15
Mohamad Hamed Salajegheh, Mostafa Yousef Elahi, Mohamad Salarmoini, Akbar Yaghobfar
This study was conducted to evaluate the feeding value of whole date palm (WDP) with and without enzyme supplementation on aged laying hen's performance. Apparent metabolizable energy value of WDP was determined by the total collection method using ten adult leghorn cockerels. WDP was substituted with a corn-soybean meal basal diet at 40% level, and then the metabolizable energy of this experimental diet and basal diet was determined. After that, a total number of 256 Bovanz 95-week-old hens were randomly allocated into eight groups consisting of four replicates of eight birds each, based on a 4 × 2 factorial arrangement of the treatments...
June 9, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596654/is-there-a-relationship-between-cxcr4-gene-expression-and-prognosis-of-immune-thrombocytopenia-in-children
#16
Sajedeh Saeidi, Javad Mohammadi-Asl, Mohammad Ali Jalali Far, Ali Amin Asnafi, Firouzeh Dehuri, Yousef Tavakolifar, Najmaldin Saki
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is a common autoimmune disorder characterized by decreased platelet count (thrombocytopenia) and bleeding symptoms due to production of autoantibodies against platelets. Chemokines are molecules inducing chemotaxis and play an important role in megakaryopoiesis, including CXCR4 chemokine receptor. CXCR4 is expressed on cells of megakaryocytic series, especially platelets, and triggers several mechanisms in these cells. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the pattern of CXCR4 gene changes upon diagnosis and after treatment and its comparison with laboratory findings in peripheral blood samples from newly diagnosed ITP patients...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595948/healing-and-functional-outcome-of-a-subscapularis-peel-repair-with-a-stem-based-repair-after-total-shoulder-arthroplasty
#17
Reuben Gobezie, Patrick J Denard, Yousef Shishani, Anthony A Romeo, Evan Lederman
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate functional outcome and healing of a subscapularis peel with a stem-based repair after total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA). The hypothesis was that the repair would lead to subscapularis healing in the majority of cases. METHODS: A prospective analysis was performed on a consecutive series of TSAs. Range of motion and functional outcome were assessed according to American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, Single Assessment Numeric Evaluation, Simple Shoulder Test, and visual analog scale scores at a minimum follow-up of 1 year...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589996/implications-of-the-maillard-reaction-on-bovine-alpha-lactalbumin-and-its-proteolysis-during-in-vitro-infant-digestion
#18
Yousef Joubran, Alice Moscovici, Reto Portmann, Uri Lesmes
This study investigated the functionality and digestibility of Maillard reaction products (MRPs) of alpha-lactalbumin (α-la), a major whey protein and component of infant formulas. The impact of different carbohydrates (glucose, galactose or galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS)) and heating duration was studied. SDS-PAGE, UV and color measurements monitored reaction extent, which varied between carbohydrates whereby galactose reacted more readily than glucose. Surface hydrophobicity and antioxidant capacity were found to be significantly (p < 0...
June 7, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585893/performance-of-two-respiratory-protective-devices-used-by-home-attending-health-care-workers-a-pilot-study
#19
Yousef Elmashae, Sergey A Grinshpun, Tiina Reponen, Michael Yermakov, Robert Riddle
OBJECTIVES: This pilot study aimed at determining the Workplace Protection Factor (WPF) for respiratory protective devices widely used by health-care workers to reduce exposure to potentially hazardous aerosols when attending patients in their homes. Two devices were tested, an N95 filtering facepiece respirator (FFR) and a surgical mask (SM). METHODS: Three home-attending health-care workers were recruited, medically cleared and fit tested. At the workplace, the aerosol concentrations outside (Cout) and inside (Cin) of the tested respiratory protective device worn by a subject were measured using two simultaneously operating P-Trak condensation particle counters within the particle size range of approximately 20-1,000 nm...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584846/rare-esophageal-migration-of-axios-stent-used-for-walled-off-pancreatic-necrosis-drainage
#20
Yousef Abdel-Aziz, Anas Renno, Tariq Hammad, Ali Nawras
The AXIOS stent (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA) is a novel lumen-apposing self-expandable metallic stent designed for enteric drainage of nonadherent lumens. Efficacy and safety of using the AXIOS stent for pancreatic fluid drainage have been consistently shown in several studies. Although it is less common with this novel stent, stent migration still may happen. We present a case of AXIOS stent migration into the esophagus.
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
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