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Amr Almaz Abdel-Aziem, Elsadat Saad Soliman, Dalia Mohammed Mosaad, Amira Hussin Draz
[Purpose] To examine the effect of physiotherapy rehabilitation program on moderate knee osteoarthritis in patients with different pain intensities. [Subjects and Methods] Sixty subjects (37 men and 23 women) with moderate knee osteoarthritis participated in the current study. Randomization software was used to select the participating subjects' numbers from the clinic records. They were classified into three groups according to pain intensity: mild, moderate, and severe pain groups. All groups underwent a standard set of pulsed electromagnetic field, ultrasound, stretching exercises, and strengthening exercises...
February 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Dalia E Gaddis, Lindsey E Padgett, Runpei Wu, Chantel McSkimming, Veronica Romines, Angela M Taylor, Coleen A McNamara, Mitchell Kronenberg, Shane Crotty, Michael J Thomas, Mary G Sorci-Thomas, Catherine C Hedrick
Regulatory T (Treg) cells contribute to the anti-inflammatory response during atherogenesis. Here we show that during atherogenesis Treg cells lose Foxp3 expression and their immunosuppressive function, leading to the conversion of a fraction of these cells into T follicular helper (Tfh) cells. We show that Tfh cells are pro-atherogenic and that their depletion reduces atherosclerosis. Mechanistically, the conversion of Treg cells to Tfh cells correlates with reduced expression of IL-2Rα and pSTAT5 levels and increased expression of IL-6Rα...
March 15, 2018: Nature Communications
Ron Shaoul, Dalia Moati, Betty Schwartz, Yulia Pollak, Igor Sukhotnik
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Several studies have demonstrated the antimicrobial, antihelminthic, and antioxidant potential of the active ingredients of pomegranate (PMG) extracts, suggesting their preventive and curative role in several gastrointestinal disorders. In the present study, the authors evaluated the effects of oral PMG supplementation on intestinal structural changes, enterocyte proliferation, and apoptosis during methotrexate (MTX)-induced intestinal damage in a rat. METHODS: Male rats were divided into 4 experimental groups: control rats; CONTR-PMG rats were treated with oral PMG given by gavage once a day 72 hours before and 72 hours following vehicle injection; MTX rats were treated with single dose of methotrexate; and MTX-PMG rats were treated with oral PMG following injection of MTX...
March 13, 2018: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
Cesare de Gregorio, Dalia Di Nunzio, Gianluca Di Bella
Physical activity comprises all muscular activities that require energy expenditure. Regular sequence of structured and organized exercise with the specific purpose of improving wellness and athletic performance is defined as a sports activity.Exercise can be performed at various levels of intensity and duration. According to the social context and pathways, it can be recreational, occupational, and competitive. Therefore, the training burden varies inherently and the heart adaptation is challenging.Although a general agreement on the fact that sports practice leads to metabolic, functional and physical benefits, there is evidence that some athletes may be subjected to adverse outcomes...
March 13, 2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Charles J Kahi, Heiko Pohl, Laura J Myers, Dalia Mobarek, Douglas J Robertson, Thomas F Imperiale
Background: Colonoscopy is widely used in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system for colorectal cancer (CRC) prevention, but its effect on CRC mortality is unknown. Objective: To determine whether colonoscopy is associated with decreased CRC mortality in veterans and whether its effect differs by anatomical location of CRC. Design: Case-control study. Setting: VA-Medicare administrative data. Participants: Case patients were veterans aged 52 years or older who were diagnosed with CRC between 2002 and 2008 and died of the disease by the end of 2010...
March 13, 2018: Annals of Internal Medicine
Bassant Meligy, Dalia Kadry, Iman H Draz, Huda Marzouk, Nevine R El Baroudy, Amira Sayed El Rifay
INTRODUCTION: Acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) is a considerable public health problem. AIM: This study was designed to describe the aetiology, demographic features, clinical picture, short-term outcome and risk factors of mortality of children with viral encephalitis in Egyptian children. METHODS: PCR detection of viruses in the CSF of pediatric patients admitted to the pediatric unit or ICU Cairo University Pediatric hospital presenting with encephalitis syndrome...
February 15, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Joanne A O'Donnell, Jesse Lehman, Justine E Roderick, Dalia Martinez-Marin, Matija Zelic, Ciara Doran, Nicole Hermance, Stephen Lyle, Manolis Pasparakis, Katherine A Fitzgerald, Ann Marshak-Rothstein, Michelle A Kelliher
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March 12, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Iman I Salama, Samia M Sami, Zeinab N Said, Somaia I Salama, Thanaa M Rabah, Ghada A Abdel-Latif, Dalia M Elmosalami, Rehan M Saleh, Aida M Abdel Mohsin, Ammal M Metwally, Amal I Hassanin, Hanaa M Emam, Samia A Hemida, Safaa M Elserougy, Fatma A Shaaban, Walaa A Fouad, Amira Mohsen, Manal H El-Sayed
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate early and long term anamnestic response to a booster dose of HBV vaccine among non-seroprotected children. SUBJECTS AND METHOD: A national community based project was carried out on 3600 children aged 9 months to 16 years, fully vaccinated during infancy. They were recruited from 6 governorates representing Egypt. It revealed that 1535 children (42.8%) had non sero-protective anti-HBs (<10 IU/L) and were HBsAg or anti-HBc negative. A challenging dose of 10 μg of mono-valent Euvax HBV vaccine was given to 1121/1535 children...
March 9, 2018: Vaccine
Azza M EzzEl-Din, Sherif H Galal, Asmaa O Ahmed, Sherif I Kamel, Dalia T Kamal
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is the one of the major causes of chronic liver disease. Individuals exposed to HBV show wide spectrum outcomes including immunized persons, asymptomatic carrier, chronic active hepatitis, cirrhosis and HCC. The outcome of HBV infection and the severity of associated liver diseases are determined by the nature and strength of host immune responses against the virus. There is accumulating evidence that the innate branch of the host immune system plays an important role in the control of HBV infection...
June 2017: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
Dalia M El Dewi, Tarek Metwally
Warm auto-antibodies are directed against patients' own red blood cell antigens and can interfere with and complicate investigations for the detection and identification of RBC allo-antibodies. Most patients with autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) have already been transfused and the patients' phenotype can be difficult to determine. In warm type AIHA; the auto- antibodies in the patient's serum react with all normal red blood cells and make it impossible to find compatible blood. Special appropriate compatibility test procedures in a reference laboratory allow the detection and identification of clinically significant allo- Abs that may be masked by the auto- Abs...
June 2017: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
Sally A F El-Sahrigy, Azza M O Abdel Rahman, Dalia Y Samaha, Nesrine A Mohamed, Sally M Saber, Hala A Talkhan, Ghada A Ismail, Essam M Ibraheem, Emad M Riad
INTRODUCTION: Tuberculosis (TB) remains a huge worldwide burden, despite extensive vaccination coverage with the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), the only vaccine available against this disease, indicating that BCG-driven immunity is inadequate to protect the human population against TB. This underscore the critical necessitate to develop an improved TB vaccine, based on a better understanding of host-pathogen interactions and immune responses during mycobacterial infection. AIM OF THE WORK: To examine whether the exogenous addition of IFN-β could improve dendritic cell (DC) response to Mycobacterium bovis (M...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Immunological Methods
E Jair Vidal, Daily Alvarez, Dalia Martinez-Velarde, Lorena Vidal-Damas, Kelly A Yuncar-Rojas, Alesia Julca-Malca, Antonio Bernabe-Ortiz
OBJECTIVES: Different studies have reported the association between perceived stress and unhealthy diet choices. We aimed to determine whether there is a relationship between perceived stress and fat intake among undergraduate medical students. METHODS/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: A cross-sectional study was performed including first-year medical students. The outcome of interest was the self-report of fat intake assessed using the Block Screening Questionnaire for Fat Intake (high vs...
2018: PloS One
Tom Bongiorno, Jeremy Gura, Priyanka Talwar, Dwight Chambers, Katherine M Young, Dalia Arafat, Gonghao Wang, Emily L Jackson-Holmes, Peng Qiu, Todd C McDevitt, Todd Sulchek
The highly proliferative and pluripotent characteristics of embryonic stem cells engender great promise for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, but the rapid identification and isolation of target cell phenotypes remains challenging. Therefore, the objectives of this study were to characterize cell mechanics as a function of differentiation and to employ differences in cell stiffness to select population subsets with distinct mechanical, morphological, and biological properties. Biomechanical analysis with atomic force microscopy revealed that embryonic stem cells stiffened within one day of differentiation induced by leukemia inhibitory factor removal, with a lagging but pronounced change from spherical to spindle-shaped cell morphology...
2018: PloS One
Dalia Elena Romero, Diego Santana, Paulo Borges, Aline Marques, Débora Castanheira, Jéssica M Rodrigues, Leticia Sabbadini
The objective was to analyze the epidemiological characteristics of chronic back problems in Brazil and study the association between their prevalence and demographic and socioeconomic factors, lifestyle, and health conditions. The study used micro-data from the Brazilian National Health Survey (PNS), 2013. The epidemiological indicators were: prevalence, time with chronic back problems, life cycle (from young adults to the elderly), limitations in activities of daily living, and mean age at onset of symptoms, according to sex and age bracket...
March 1, 2018: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
Hikmat Abdel-Razeq, Asem Mansour, Hazem Abdulelah, Anas Al-Shwayat, Mohammad Makoseh, Mohammad Ibrahim, Mahmoud Abunasser, Dalia Rimawi, Abeer Al-Rabaiah, Rozan Alfar, Alaa' Abufara, Alaa Ibrahim, Anas Bawaliz, Yousef Ismael
Background: The risk of thromboembolic events is higher among cancer patients, especially in patients undergoing chemotherapy. Cisplatin-based regimens claim to be associated with a very high thromboembolic rate. In this study, we report on our own experience with thrombosis among patients on active cisplatin-based chemotherapy. Methods: Medical records and hospital databases were searched for all the patients treated with any cisplatin-based regimen for any kind of cancer...
2018: Thrombosis Journal
Dalia Mohamed, Maha A Hegazy, Mona S Elshahed, Safaa S Toubar, Marwa I Helmy
A facile, fast and specific method based on liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) for the simultaneous quantitation of paracetamol (PAR), chlorzoxazone (CXZ) and aceclofenac (ACL) in human plasma was developed and validated. Sample preparation was achieved by liquid-liquid extraction. The analysis was performed on a reversed-phase C18 HPLC column (5 μm, 4.6× 50 mm) using acetonitrile: 10 mM ammonium formate pH 3.0 (65:35, v/v) as the mobile phase where atrovastatin (ATR) was used as an internal standard...
March 5, 2018: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
Gianluca Di Bella, Fausto Pizzino, Rocco Donato, Dalia Di Nunzio, Cesare de Gregorio
Cardiomyopathies (Cs) are a heterogeneous group of myocardial diseases with structural and/or functional abnormalities.The aetiology is due to genetic-family substrate in most cases, however, the correct and detailed analysis of morphofunctional abnormalities (severity and distribution of hypertrophy, ventricular dilatation, ventricular dysfunction) and tissue characteristics (myocardial fibrosis, myocardial infiltration) are a crucial element for a definite diagnosis.Among the different diagnostic imaging modalities applied in clinical practice (echocardiography, nuclear medicine), cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) has emerged as a non-invasive diagnostic tool having high ability to quantify systolic function and tissue abnormalities that represent the substrates of many Cs...
March 2, 2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Dalia H Samak, Yasser S El-Sayed, Hazem M Shaheen, Ali H El-Far, Atsuto Onoda, Mohamed M Abdel-Daim, Masakazu Umezawa
With ubiquitous applications of nanotechnology, there are increasing probabilities of exposure to manufactured nanoparticles (NPs), which might be posing emerging health concerns on the next generation. Recent data suggest that generation of reactive oxygen species may play an integral role in the carbon black nanoparticles (CBNPs)-induced oxidative injury; however, the exact molecular mechanism has not been clarified. Hence, the role of oxidative stress, inflammation and apoptosis pathways in the CBNPs-induced neuronal toxicity following in-ovo exposure of chicken embryo was elucidated...
February 26, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
Samia E Etewa, Dalia A Abo El-Maaty, Rania S Hamza, Ashraf S Metwaly, Mohamed H Sarhan, Sara A Abdel-Rahman, Ghada M Fathy, Mahmoud A El-Shafey
Toxoplasmosis is a zoonotic parasitic disease with worldwide distribution. Chitosan is a natural polymer which is commonly used in the production of nanomedicines. It is known to enable higher drug permeation, being biocompatible and has very low toxicity, besides its antimicrobial effects. Our study aimed to assess the effect of spiramycin-loaded chitosan nanoparticles (SLCNs) in treatment of acute and chronic toxoplasmosis in mice. 200 male Swiss albino mice were included in our study, divided to two main groups; Toxoplasma gondii RH strain infected group and ME49 strain infected group, each main group was subdivided into four subgroups; subgroup I: infected control, subgroup II: infected and received chitosan nanoparticles (CS NPs); 20 µg of CS NPs in 100 µl of PBS/mouse/dose, subgroup III: infected and treated with spiramycin (Rovamycin); 100 mg/kg/day, subgroup IV: infected and treated with 100 mg/kg/day spiramycin-loaded chitosan nanoparticles...
March 2018: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
Raghavan Chinnadurai, Devi Rajan, Muna Qayed, Dalia Arafat, Marco Garcia, Yifei Liu, Subra Kugathasan, Larry J Anderson, Greg Gibson, Jacques Galipeau
Assays that can characterize MSC immune potency need to be identified for use in advanced clinical trials. MSCs possess a number of putative regenerative and immunomodulatory properties, and an assay matrix approach may best capture involved effector pathways. We have tested two assay systems to measure the potency of MSCs derived from human subjects: MSC secretome analysis and a quantitative RNA-based array for genes specific to immunomodulatory and homing properties of MSCs. Secretome analysis identified a unique cytokine signature that is upregulated by MSCs or downregulated in responder PBMCs and correlated with T cell suppression...
February 27, 2018: Cell Reports
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