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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141924/antenatal-bartter-syndrome-presenting-with-vomiting-and-constipation-mimicking-subacute-intestinal-obstruction-in-a-20-day-old-neonate
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Ibtihal Siddiq Abdelgadir, Fawzia Elgharbawy, Khalil Mohamad Salameh, Baha Eldin Juma
Antenatal Bartter syndrome is a rare condition that can present with different clinical features. These features include early onset maternal polyhydramnios, failure to thrive, prematurity and nephrocalcinosis.We are presenting this 20-day-old girl who had an antenatal history of polyhydramnios. She developed persistent non-bilious vomiting that was associated with constipation soon after birth. She presented with failure to thrive and features suggestive of intestinal obstruction. On the initial evaluation, she was noted to have hypokalaemic, hyponatraemic metabolic alkalosis...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137642/effects-of-mrna-secondary-structure-on-the-expression-of-hev-orf2-proteins-in-escherichia-coli
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Nouredine Behloul, Wenjuan Wei, Sarra Baha, Zhenzhen Liu, Jiyue Wen, Jihong Meng
BACKGROUND: Viral protein expression in Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a powerful tool for structural/functional studies as well as for vaccine and diagnostics development. However, numerous factors such as codon bias, mRNA secondary structure and nucleotides distribution, have been indentified to hamper this heterologous expression. RESULTS: In this study, we combined computational and biochemical methods to analyze the influence of these factors on the expression of different segments of hepatitis E virus (HEV) ORF 2 protein and hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBsAg)...
November 14, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115651/computed-tomography-findings-of-primary-epiploic-appendagitis-as-an-easily-misdiagnosed-entity-case-series-and-review-of-literature
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Rabia Ergelen, Ruslan Asadov, Burcu Özdemir, Derya Tureli, Baha Tolga Demirbaş, Davut Tuney
BACKGROUND: Primer epiploic appendagitis (PEA) is an uncommon condition. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical records and computed tomography (CT) findings of 45 patients with PEA. RESULTS: On the basis of physical examination and pain localization, presumptive clinical diagnosis was acute appendicitis (n=13), acute cholecystitis (n=2), acute diverticulitis (n=19), renal colic (n=7) and ovarian pathology (n=4). CONCLUSION: Although it has no characteristic clinical and laboratory features, CT is the best modality for accurate diagnosis of PEA...
November 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058244/long-term-outcomes-of-ahmed-tube-implantation-in-pediatric-glaucoma-after-multiple-surgeries
#4
Christiane Al-Haddad, Khalil Al-Salem, Karine Ismail, Baha' Noureddin
PURPOSE: To report success of Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) implantation in eyes with pediatric glaucoma and subconjunctival scarring from previous surgeries. METHODS: A retrospective review of pediatric glaucoma patients who underwent AGV implantation after ≥ 2 previous surgeries with conjunctival scarring. Preoperative and postoperative parameters were recorded to study success, defined as intraocular pressure (IOP) < 22 mmHg with or without medications and without serious complications...
October 20, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964568/sound-wave-propagation-on-the-human-skull-surface-with-bone-conduction-stimulation
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Ivo Dobrev, Jae Hoon Sim, Stefan Stenfelt, Sebastian Ihrle, Rahel Gerig, Flurin Pfiffner, Albrecht Eiber, Alexander M Huber, Christof Röösli
BACKGROUND: Bone conduction (BC) is an alternative to air conduction to stimulate the inner ear. In general, the stimulation for BC occurs on a specific location directly on the skull bone or through the skin covering the skull bone. The stimulation propagates to the ipsilateral and contralateral cochlea, mainly via the skull bone and possibly via other skull contents. This study aims to investigate the wave propagation on the surface of the skull bone during BC stimulation at the forehead and at ipsilateral mastoid...
September 23, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950053/on-the-evaluation-of-a-superpower-sound-processor-for-bone-anchored-hearing
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A J Bosman, I J Kruyt, E A M Mylanus, M K S Hol, A F M Snik
OBJECTIVES: Performance of a superpower bone-anchored hearing aid (Baha), the Baha Cordelle from Cochlear Bone-Anchored Solutions (BCD1), was compared to its successor, the Baha 5 SuperPower (BCD2). DESIGN: A comparative study in which each patient served as its own control. SETTING: Tertiary clinic. PARTICIPANTS: Ten experienced BCD1 users with profound mixed hearing loss. For comparison, data from another study with 10 experienced users with a severe mixed hearing loss using a Cochlear Baha 5 power sound processor (BCD-P) were included...
September 26, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942717/composite-neonatal-and-maternal-morbidities-with-small-versus-appropriate-for-gestational-age-among-uncomplicated-obese-women-undergoing-repeat-cesarean-delivery
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Ziad A Haidar, Oscar A Viteri, Susan Hosseini Nasab, Hind N Moussa, Baha M Sibai, Janice E Whitty
PURPOSE: Our goal was to compare composite neonatal and maternal morbidities (composite neonatal morbidity (CNM), composite maternal morbidity (CMM)) among deliveries with small for age (SGA) versus appropriate for gestational age (AGA; birthweight 10-89%) among obese versus non-obese women undergoing repeat cesarean delivery (CD). STUDY DESIGN: This is a secondary analysis of a prospective observational study. Women who had elective CD ≥37 weeks were studied...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942691/twin-transvaginal-cervical-length-at-16-20-weeks-and-prediction-of-preterm-birth
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Ashley E Hester, Nana-Ama E Ankumah, Suneet P Chauhan, Sean C Blackwell, Baha M Sibai
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to determine if transvaginal cervical length at 16-20 weeks is predictive of preterm birth <34 weeks in a large cohort of twin pregnancies. STUDY DESIGN: This is a secondary analysis from a randomized trial of 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate in twins to prevent preterm birth. Transvaginal cervical length was performed at 16-20-week gestation. The inclusion criteria were non-anomalous twins with transvaginal cervical length at 16-20 weeks...
October 8, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917070/consumption-and-correlates-of-sweet-foods-carbonated-beverages-and-energy-drinks-among-primary-school-children-in-saudi-arabia
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Ali Saad R Alsubaie
To assess the consumption of sweets, carbonated beverages, and energy drinks along with their correlates among primary school children.  Methods: A total of 725 children (7-12 years old) were randomly recruited from 10 elementary schools from Al-Baha city, Saudi Arabia in 2013, using a multi-stage stratified sampling technique and pre-tested validated questionnaire.  Results: Approximately 26.1% of children reported consuming sweets on daily basis, and 63.4% consumed sweets occasionally during the week...
October 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902806/response-to-letter-to-editor-skin-necrosis-after-implantation-with-the-baha-attract-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Stephanie Y Chen, Dean M Mancuso, Anil K Lalwani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895441/successful-placement-of-a-baha-implant-in-a-patient-with-epidermolysis-bullosa-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Jason R Brown, D Micah Milgraum, Farhaad R Riyaz, Marla N Jahnke, Prasad John Thottam
INTRODUCTION: Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a spectrum of mechanobullous disorders characterized by blistering following minor trauma or traction to the skin. Hearing loss in this population is poorly described in the otolaryngology literature, and its treatment oftentimes results in external auditory canal skin irritation. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 26-year-old female with EB and mixed hearing loss unable to wear conventional hearing aids due to sequelae of the external auditory canals...
November 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885417/association-of-nonsteroidal-antiinflammatory-drugs-and-postpartum-hypertension-in-women-with-preeclampsia-with-severe-features
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Oscar A Viteri, Joey A England, Mesk A Alrais, Kayla A Lash, Maria I Villegas, Olaide A Ashimi Balogun, Suneet P Chauhan, Baha M Sibai
OBJECTIVE: To estimate whether nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are associated with persistent postpartum hypertension in a cohort of women with preeclampsia and severe features. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study at a single, tertiary center from January 2013 to December 2015. All women diagnosed with severe preeclampsia who remained hypertensive for greater than 24 hours after delivery were included. The primary outcome was the rate of persistent postpartum hypertension, defined as systolic blood pressure 150 mm Hg or greater or diastolic 100 mm Hg or greater (or both), on two occasions, at least 4 hours apart...
October 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865040/the-impact-of-peri-operative-dexamethasone-administration-on-the-normal-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-response-to-major-surgical-procedures
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Katia El-Sibai, Aman Rajpal, Ribal Al-Aridi, Warren R Selman, Baha M Arafah
BACKGROUND: Surgical procedures are associated with activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA). Studies examining HPA dynamics peri-operatively are limited and the modulating influence of peri-operatively administered glucocorticoids on that is not well established. This investigation examined alterations in HPA function and the impact of dexamethasone (DEX) administration during the peri-operative period. METHODS: We examined HPA function in 297 patients with normal function who had surgical procedures including pituitary mass resection (n = 191), craniotomy (n = 17) and other thoracic/ abdominal/ pelvic surgeries (n = 89)...
October 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820112/prevalence-study-of-plasmid-mediated-ampc-%C3%AE-lactamases-in-enterobacteriaceae-lacking-inducible-ampc-from-saudi-hospitals
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Baha Abdalhamid, Samar Albunayan, Alaa Shaikh, Nasreldin Elhadi, Reem Aljindan
PURPOSE: Enterobacteriaceae encoding plasmid-mediated AmpC (pAmpC) β-lactamases confer resistance to the third generation cephalosporins. pAmpC association with extended spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs), plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) and aminoglycoside modifying enzymes (AMEs) is well documented. There are limited data regarding the epidemiology and clinical significance of pAmpC in Saudi Arabia. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of pAmpC and its coexistence with ESBLs, PMQR and AMEs in Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Proteus mirabilis isolates in Saudi hospitals from January to December 2015...
September 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815026/the-diagnostic-value-of-24-hour-ambulatory-intraesophageal-ph-impedance-in-patients-with-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-symptoms-comparable-with-typical-symptoms
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Yusuf S Sakin, Rukiye Vardar, Baha Sezgin, Zeynep Erdogan Cetin, Yasemin Alev, Esra Yildirim, Tayfun Kirazli, Serhat Bor
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of laryngopharyngeal reflux is currently based on a combination of the patient history of multichannel intraluminal impedance and ambulatory pH (MII-pH); however, none of these findings alone is specific for the diagnosis of laryngopharyngeal reflux. We aimed to compare the baseline characteristics and esophageal baseline impedance values between patients with and without laryngopharyngeal reflux symptoms. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data from two groups of patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux according to their reflux finding score (RFS) as scored by ENTs...
August 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806309/single-center-experience-of-over-a-hundred-implantations-of-a-transcutaneous-bone-conduction-device
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Panagiotis A Dimitriadis, Daniel Hind, Kay Wright, Vicki Proctor, Larissa Greenwood, Suzanne Carrick, Jaydip Ray
OBJECTIVE: To assess outcomes with a novel passive transcutaneous bone conduction device (t-BCD). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective data collection and patient review. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Patients who underwent implantation with the t-BCD between November 2013 and September 2016. INTERVENTION: Implantation of BAHA Attract. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Surgical outcome, patient reported outcomes including the "Glasgow Benefit Inventory" and the "Client Oriented Scale of Improvement" for adults and the "Speech, Spatial and Qualities of Hearing scale" (SSQ-12) for children...
October 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772181/biomonitoring-status-and-source-risk-assessment-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-using-honeybees-pine-tree-leaves-and-propolis
#17
Navid Kargar, Golnar Matin, Amir Abbas Matin, Hasan Baha Buyukisik
In this study, to identify and quantify the sources of airborne polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), we gathered honeybee, pine tree leaf, and propolis samples to serve as bioindicators from five stations in the village of "Bozkoy" in the Aliaga industrial district of Izmir (Turkey) during April-May 2014. The PAH concentrations which measured by gas chromatography (GC) varied from 261.18 to 553.33 μg kg(-1) dry weight (dw) in honeybee samples, 138.57-853.67 μg kg(-1) dw in pine leaf samples, and 798...
November 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770692/effect-of-high-dose-oral-cholecalciferol-on-cardiac-mechanics-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#18
Murat Deveci, Mehmet Baha Aytaç, Gürkan Altun, Özlem Kayabey, Kadir Babaoğlu
Cardiovascular factors are an important cause of mortality in chronic kidney disease, and vitamin-D deficiency is common in this patient population. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the effect of oral cholecalciferol on cardiac mechanics in children with chronic kidney disease. A total of 41 children with chronic kidney disease - the patient group - and 24 healthy subjects - the control group - free of any underlying cardiac or renal disease with low 25-hydroxyvitamin-D3 levels were evaluated by conventional tissue Doppler imaging and two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography, both at baseline and following Stoss vitamin-D supplementation...
August 3, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753140/re-skin-necrosis-after-implantation-with-the-baha-attract-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature-chen-sy-mancuso-d-and-lalwani-ak-otol-neurotol-2017-mar-38-3-364-367
#19
Jérôme Nevoux, Jean-François Papon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744756/short-term-outcome-of-unicompartmental-knee-arthroplasty-in-the-octogenarian-population
#20
Baha John Tadros, John Dabis, Roy Twyman
PURPOSE: Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) provides significant benefits to patients with anteromedial osteoarthritis, with good long-term results. Morbidity and mortality rates are lower, and recovery is quicker. These benefits would be advantageous to the octogenarian population whom carry significant comorbidities. The primary aim was to compare the short-term functional outcome at 2 years of UKA in the octogenarian population against a stratified younger cohort of patients...
July 25, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
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