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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741232/serum-and-aqueous-humor-concentrations-of-interleukin-27-in-diabetic-retinopathy-patients
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Maha E Houssen, Mona Abo Bakr El-Hussiny, Amr El-Kannishy, Dalia Sabry, Rasha El Mahdy, Mohamed E Shaker
PURPOSE: Interleukin (IL)-27 has been reported to possess anti- and proinflammatory properties in several immune related-disorders, but its role in diabetic retinopathy is still elusive. Here, we aimed to (i) evaluate IL-27 concentrations in serum and aqueous humor of diabetic patients with or without retinopathy and (ii) test whether IL-27 is correlated with some risk factors of diabetic retinopathy. METHODS: The study comprised 60 diabetic patients with and without retinopathy along with 20 healthy controls...
July 24, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740734/effect-of-topical-nepafenac-on-central-foveal-thickness-following-panretinal-photocoagulation-in-diabetic-patients
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Nahla B Abu Hussein, Ahmed A Mohalhal, Dalia A Ghalwash, Ahmed A Abdel-Kader
PURPOSE: To evaluate effectiveness of topical nepafenac in reducing macular edema following panretinal photocoagulation (PRP). DESIGN: Prospective randomized double-blinded controlled study. METHODS: Sixty eyes of 60 patients having proliferative or severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy had PRP. Patients were then divided into two groups: nepafenac group (30 eyes) receiving 1% topical nepafenac eye drops for 6 months and control group (30 eyes) receiving carboxymethylcellulose eye drops for 6 months...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740395/diagnostic-reliability-of-pediatric-appendicitis-score-ultrasound-and-low-dose-computed-tomography-scan-in-children-with-suspected-acute-appendicitis
#3
Ashraf Othman Sayed, Nancy Selim Zeidan, Dalia Monir Fahmy, Hossam A Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of appendicitis in children is clinically challenging. Computed tomography (CT) is the gold standard for diagnosis; however, radiation exposure early in life is a concern with this technique. Therefore, in this study, we aimed to evaluate the diagnostic reliability of low-dose CT, pediatric appendicitis score (PAS), and abdominal ultrasound (US) in children with acute appendicitis, to reach a safe diagnosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted on 140 children who were admitted with clinically suspected acute appendicitis (45 with positive appendicitis and 95 children with negative appendicitis)...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740392/cholecalciferol-improves-glycemic-control-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-a-6-month-prospective-interventional-study
#4
Aml Mohamed Nada, Dalia A Shaheen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of vitamin D supplementation on glucose homeostasis and lipid profile in type 2 diabetic patients who have vitamin D deficiency. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred twenty-five type 2 diabetic patients taking oral hypoglycemic agents as mono- or combination therapy were recruited from the diabetes and endocrinology clinic. Subject demographics, duration of diabetes, antidiabetic medication, body mass index (BMI), pulse, and blood pressure (BP) were assessed...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737849/antifungal-activity-of-alkaloids-against-candida-albicans
#5
Juliana Noguti, Mersedeh Rajinia, Bruna Raquel Zancope, Maria Carolina Salome Marquezin, Dalia Seleem, Vanessa Pardi, Ramiro M Murata
Candida albicans is a pathogen in the mouth responsible for opportunistic infections that are usually harmless. Natural products have been used to develop several drugs, mostly anticancer and anti-infective agents. Among these, alkaloids have been studied for their medicinal properties. In this study, we examined their antifungal activity against C. albicans in vitro. Among the alkaloids studied in this work, berberine hydrochloride showed the best activity against C. albicans.
August 2016: Journal—California Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731624/risk-for-postpartum-depression-among-immigrant-arabic-women-in-the-united-states-a-feasibility-study
#6
Dalia Alhasanat, Judith Fry-McComish, Hossein N Yarandi
INTRODUCTION: Postpartum depression (PPD) affects approximately 14% of women in the United States and 10% to 37% of Arabic women in the Middle East. Evidence suggests that immigrant women experience higher rates, but information on PPD among immigrant women of Arabic descent in the United States is nonexistent. METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive feasibility study was conducted to assess the practicality of implementing a larger proposed research study to examine predictors of PPD in US immigrant women of Arabic descent residing in Dearborn, Michigan...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731371/determinants-of-infection-outcome-in-hcv-genotype-4
#7
Rania A Zayed, Dalia Omran, Abeer A Zayed, Lobna O Elmessery
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection represents a worldwide health problem and has been for long an attractive point of research due to diversity among different genotypes regarding unique geographical distribution and diverse treatment outcome. HCV is considered a major cause of chronic liver disease and cirrhosis, which leads to liver failure and hepatocellular carcinoma requiring liver transplantation. Of the HCV genotypes identified, HCV genotype 4 (HCV-4) is the least studied. HCV-4 is responsible for ∼10% of HCV infections and is common in the Middle East and Africa; recently it is increasingly prevalent in European Countries...
July 21, 2017: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719316/high-mortality-and-coinfection-in-a-prospective-cohort-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome-patients-with-histoplasmosis-in-guatemala
#8
Blanca Samayoa, Monika Roy, Angela Ahlquist Cleveland, Narda Medina, Dalia Lau-Bonilla, Christina M Scheel, Beatriz L Gomez, Tom Chiller, Eduardo Arathoon
Histoplasmosis is one of the most common and deadly opportunistic infections among persons living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome in Latin America, but due to limited diagnostic capacity in this region, few data on the burden and clinical characteristics of this disease exist. Between 2005 and 2009, we enrolled patients ≥ 18 years of age with suspected histoplasmosis at a hospital-based HIV clinic in Guatemala City. A case of suspected histoplasmosis was defined as a person presenting with at least three of five clinical or radiologic criteria...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718346/effect-of-desvenlafaxine-50-mg-and-100-mg-on-energy-and-lassitude-in-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder-a-pooled-analysis
#9
Raymond W Lam, Dalia B Wajsbrot, Ellen Meier, Elizabeth Pappadopulos, Joan A Mackell, Matthieu Boucher
Nine randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies of major depressive disorder were pooled to evaluate the effects of desvenlafaxine 50- and 100-mg/d on energy and lassitude in adults with major depressive disorder ( n=4279). Changes from baseline to endpoint in 17-item Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAM-D17) Work and Activities, Retardation, and Somatic Symptoms General items, HAM-D17 psychomotor retardation factor, and Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale Lassitude item were analyzed with a mixed model for repeated measures analysis of variance...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716970/prolonged-force-depression-after-mechanically-demanding-contractions-is-largely-independent-of-ca-2-and-reactive-oxygen-species
#10
Sigitas Kamandulis, Felipe de Souza Leite, Andres Hernández, Abram Katz, Marius Brazaitis, Joseph D Bruton, Tomas Venckunas, Nerijus Masiulis, Dalia Mickeviciene, Nerijus Eimantas, Andrejus Subocius, Dilson E Rassier, Albertas Skurvydas, Niklas Ivarsson, Håkan Westerblad
Increased production of reactive oxygen/nitrogen species (ROS) and impaired cellular Ca(2+) handling are implicated in the prolonged low-frequency force depression (PLFFD) observed in skeletal muscle after both metabolically and mechanically demanding exercise. Metabolically demanding high-intensity exercise can induce PLFFD accompanied by ROS-dependent fragmentation of the sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+) release channels, the ryanodine receptor (RyR)-1. We tested whether similar changes occur after mechanically demanding eccentric contractions...
July 17, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715707/design-synthesis-and-2d-qsar-study-of-novel-pyridine-and-quinolone-hydrazone-derivatives-as-potential-antimicrobial-and-antitubercular-agents
#11
Mohamed A Abdelrahman, Ismail Salama, Mohamed S Gomaa, Mahmoud M Elaasser, Marwa M Abdel-Aziz, Dalia H Soliman
The increased development of highly resistant bacterial strains and tuberculosis, constitute a serious public health threat, highlighting the urgent need of novel antibacterial agents. In this work, two novel series of nicotinic acid hydrazone derivatives (6a-r) and quinolone hydrazide derivatives (12a-l) were synthesized and evaluated as antimicrobial and antitubercular agents. The synthesized compounds were evaluated in vitro for their antibacterial, antifungal and antimycobacterial activities. Compounds 6f and 6p bearing the 3,4,5- (OCH3)3 and 2,5-(OCH3)2 benzylidene motifs were the most potent and as antibacterial, antifungal (MIC: 0...
July 4, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715225/structure-ionic-conductivity-and-dielectric-properties-of-li-rich-garnet-type-li5-2xla3ta2-xsmxo12-0-%C3%A2-x-%C3%A2-0-55-and-their-chemical-stability
#12
Dalia M Abdel-Basset, Suresh Mulmi, Mohammed S El-Bana, Suzan S Fouad, Venkataraman Thangadurai
Lithium garnet oxides are considered as very promising solid electrolyte candidates for all-solid-state lithium ion batteries (SSLiBs). In this work, we present a cubic garnet-type Li5+2xLa3Ta2-xSmxO12 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.55) system as a potential electrolyte for SSLiBs. Powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) were employed to investigate the structural stability of Li5+2xLa3Ta2-xSmxO12. The results from PXRD and SEM suggested structural and morphological transformation as a function of dopant concentration...
July 17, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713871/immune-dysfunctionality-of-replicative-senescent-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-is-corrected-by-ifn%C3%AE-priming
#13
Raghavan Chinnadurai, Devi Rajan, Spencer Ng, Kenneth McCullough, Dalia Arafat, Edmund K Waller, Larry J Anderson, Greg Gibson, Jacques Galipeau
Industrial-scale expansion of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) is often used in clinical trials, and the effect of replicative senescence on MSC functionality is of mechanistic interest. Senescent MSCs exhibit cell-cycle arrest, cellular hypertrophy, and express the senescent marker β-galactosidase. Although both fit and senescent MSCs display intact lung-homing properties in vivo, senescent MSCs acquire a significant defect in inhibiting T-cell proliferation and cytokine secretion in vitro. IFNγ does not upregulate HLA-DR on senescent MSCs, whereas its silencing did not reverse fit MSCs' immunosuppressive properties...
April 25, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705959/draft-genome-sequences-of-256-salmonella-enterica-subsp-enterica-serovar-enteritidis-strains-isolated-from-humans-food-chickens-and-farm-environments-in-brazil
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Fábio Campioni, Guojie Cao, George Kastanis, Maria Sanchez Leon, Alzira Maria Morato Bergamini, Dália Dos Prazeres Rodrigues, Marc William Allard, Juliana Pfrimer Falcão
Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Enteritidis emerged in the late 1980s as the most isolated Salmonella serovar worldwide. Here, we report the draft genomes of 256 S Enteritidis strains isolated from humans, food, chickens, and farm environments in Brazil. These draft genomes will help enhance our understanding of this serovar in Brazil.
July 13, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704386/nannochloropsis-oceania-derived-defatted-meal-as-an-alternative-to-fishmeal-in-atlantic-salmon-feeds
#15
Mette Sørensen, Yangyang Gong, Fridrik Bjarnason, Ghana K Vasanth, Dalia Dahle, Mark Huntley, Viswanath Kiron
Defatted microalgal biomass derived from biorefinery can be potential feed ingredients for carnivorous fish. The present study investigated the growth, feed intake:gain and health parameters in Atlantic salmon fed for 84 days with defatted Nannochloropsis oceania as a fishmeal replacer. Fish fed feeds containing the algal biomass (at 10 and 20% inclusion, alga groups) were compared with groups that consumed alga-devoid feeds (control group). The fish that received 20% alga tended to have reduced weight gain and specific growth rate...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699513/parp-inhibitor-drugs-in-the-treatment-of-breast-ovarian-prostate-and-pancreatic-cancers-an-update-of-clinical-trials
#16
Dalia Kamel, Christopher Gray, Jagdeeb Walia, Vikaash Kumar
PARP inhibitors appear to offer a promising role in the accompaniment of many of the cytotoxic agents used in the present day to combat cancer proliferation in BRCA1/2 deficient tumors. Current species of PARP inhibitors have yet to demonstrate a superior effect to that of existing therapies when administered as a single agent; however, they have appeared to amplify the effect of these existing chemotherapies when utilized together. This suggests that PARP inhibitors could play an effective maintenance role in current cancer-combating strategies...
July 11, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693891/an-alarming-trend-change-in-the-risk-profile-of-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-over-the-last-two-decades
#17
Amgad Mentias, Elizabeth Hill, Amr F Barakat, Mohammad Q Raza, Dalia Youssef, Kinjal Banerjee, Abhishek C Sawant, Stephen Ellis, E Murat Tuzcu, Samir R Kapadia
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of mortality around the world. We sought to study changes in the risk profile of patients presenting with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS: We retrospectively studied all patients presenting with STEMI to our center between 1995 and 2014. Patients were divided into four quartiles, 5years each. Baseline risk factors and comorbidities were recorded. Sub-analysis was done for patients with established CAD and their household incomes...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691595/application-of-hydrolases-and-probiotic-pediococcus-acidilactici-baltbio01-strain-for-cereal-by-products-conversion-to-bioproduct-for-food-feed
#18
Elena Bartkiene, Vadims Bartkevics, Vita Krungleviciute, Grazina Juodeikiene, Daiva Zadeike, Violeta Baliukoniene, Bronius Bakutis, Rasa Zelvyte, Antonello Santini, Dalia Cizeikiene
The aim of this study was to apply the enzymatic treatment and fermentation by Pediococcus acidilactici BaltBio01 strain for industrial cereal by-products conversion to food/feed bioproducts with high amount of probiotic lactic acid bacteria (LAB). LAB propagated in potato media and spray-dried remained viable during 12 months (7.0 log10 cfu/g) of storage and was used as a starter for cereal by-products fermentation. The changes of microbial profile, biogenic amines (BAs), mycotoxins, lactic acid (L(+)/D(-)), lignans and alkylresorcinols (ARs) contents in fermented cereal by-product were analysed...
July 9, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688794/transition-of-care-in-patients-with-anorectal-malformations-consensus-by-the-arm-net-consortium
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Stefano Giuliani, Caterina Grano, Dalia Aminoff, Nicole Schwarzer, Mariette Van De Vorle, Celia Cretolle, Michel Haanen, Giulia Brisighelli, Stefanie Marzheuser, Martin Connor
OBJECTIVES: To develop the first consensus to standardize the management of patients with Anorectal Malformations (ARMs) transitioning from childhood to adulthood. METHODS: A dedicated task force of experts performed an extensive literature review and multiple meetings to define the most important aspects of transition of care. The findings were discussed with all ARM-net consortium members and a set of practical recommendations agreed upon at the annual meeting in 2016...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687352/gemcitabine-enhances-the-transport-of-nanovector-albumin-bound-paclitaxel-in-gemcitabine-resistant-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#20
Carlotta Borsoi, Fransisca Leonard, Yeonju Lee, Mohamed Zaid, Dalia Elganainy, Jenolyn Francisca Alexander, Megumi Kai, Yan Ting Liu, Yaan Kang, Xuewu Liu, Eugene J Koay, Mauro Ferrari, Biana Godin, Kenji Yokoi
The mechanism for improved therapeutic efficacy of the combination therapy with nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel (nAb-PTX) and gemcitabine (gem) for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) has been ascribed to enhanced gem transport by nAb-PTX. Here, we used an orthotopic mouse model of gem-resistant human PDAC in which increasing gem transport would not improve the efficacy, thus revealing the importance of nAb-PTX transport. We aimed to evaluate therapeutic outcomes and transport of nAb-PTX to PDAC as a result of (1) encapsulating nAb-PTX in multistage nanovectors (MSV); (2) effect of gem on caveolin-1 expression...
July 4, 2017: Cancer Letters
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