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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239986/practical-model-of-low-volume-paddling-based-sprint-interval-training-improves-aerobic-and-anaerobic-performances-in-professional-female-canoe-polo-athletes
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Mohsen Sheykhlouvand, Erfan Khalili, Mohammadali Gharaat, Hamid Arazi, Mousa Khalafi, Bahman Tarverdizadeh
Brief, intense exercise training employing running and cycling as exercise interventions may induce aerobic and anaerobic adaptations in athletes from wide range of sports. However, this has not been studied extensively for those sports in which the upper-body is predominantly involved. Our purpose was to examine the effects of kayak paddling-based sprint interval training (SIT) on cardiorespiratory fitness and anaerobic performance. 16 professional female canoe polo athletes (age = 27.6 ± 1.9 years; height = 165...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236303/impact-of-antimicrobial-stewardship-program-on-hospitalized-patients-at-the-intensive-care-unit-a-prospective-audit-and-feedback-study
#2
Maher R Khdour, Hussein O Hallak, Mamoon Al-Deyab, Mowafq A Nasif, Aliaa M Khalili, Ahamad A Dallashi, Mohammad B Khofash, Michael G Scott
AIMS: Inappropriate use of antibiotics is one of the most important factors contributing to the emergence of drug resistant pathogens. The purpose of this study was to measure the clinical impact of Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) interventions on hospitalized patients at the Intensive care unit at Palestinian Medical Complex. METHODS: A prospective audit with intervention and feedback by ASP team within 48-72h of antibiotic administration began in Sep, 2015...
December 13, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230112/clinical-images-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-reduction-for-management-of-recurrent-hepatic-encephalopathy
#3
Hafez Khalili, Daryl Goldman, Sarah Frischhertz, David Kirsch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229435/developmental-and-cytogenetic-assessments-of-preimplantation-embryos-derived-from-in-vivo-or-in-vitro-matured-human-oocytes
#4
Farzaneh Fesahat, Seyed Mehdi Kalantar, Mohammad Hasan Sheikhha, Hojjatollah Saeedi, Fatemeh Montazeri, Razieh Dehghani Firouzabadi, Mohammad Ali Khalili
Aneuploidy is of great relevance to embryo selection, as it represents one of the important causes of implantation failure. Furthermore, immature oocytes, retrieved during gonadotrophin-stimulated IVF cycles, are generally discarded in clinics; whereas, there was no detectable comprehensive evidence on higher rates of aneuploidy based on maturity status on the day of oocyte retrieval. As well, the correlation between embryo morphology on aneuploidy remains unclear. The aim was to evaluate the developmental and genetic integrity of human preimplantation embryos from rescue in-vitro matured MII stage oocytes as well as in vivo matured oocytes...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228792/silymarin-olibanum-and-nettle-a-mixed-herbal-formulation-in-the-treatment-of-type-ii-diabetes-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
#5
Nahid Khalili, Reza Fereydoonzadeh, Reza Mohtashami, Saeed Mehrzadi, Mojtaba Heydari, Hasan Fallah Huseini
Silybum marianum (L) Gaertn (milk thistle) seeds, Urtica dioica L (nettle) leaves, and Boswellia serrata (olibanum gum) resin are used traditionally by Iranian diabetic patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antihyperglycemic effects of these herbs in an herbal formulation in patients with type II diabetes mellitus. Sixty patients diagnosed as type II diabetes mellitus with fasting blood glucose level from 150 to 180 mg/dL, glycosylated hemoglobin level from 7.5% to 8.5%, and on oral antihyperglycemic drugs, were allocated to receive the mix herbal formulation or placebo for 90 days in a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225746/comparison-of-the-impact-of-applications-of-targeted-transfusion-protocol-and-massive-transfusion-protocol-in-trauma-patients
#6
Shahram Paydar, Hosseinali Khalili, Golnar Sabetian, Behnam Dalfardi, Shahram Bolandparvaz, Mohammad Hadi Niakan, Hamidreza Abbasi, Donat R Spahn
Background: The current study assessed a recently developed resuscitation protocol for bleeding trauma patients called the Targeted Transfusion Protocol (TTP) and compared its results with those of the standard Massive Transfusion Protocol (MTP). Methods: Per capita utilization of blood products such as packed red blood cells (RBCs), fresh frozen plasma (FFP), and platelet concentrates was compared along with mortality rates during two 6-month periods, one in 2011 (when the standard MTP was followed) and another in 2014 (when the TTP was used)...
December 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223954/effect-of-pcsk9-inhibitors-on-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-hypercholesterolemia-a-meta-analysis-of-35-randomized-controlled-trials
#7
REVIEW
Aris Karatasakis, Barbara A Danek, Judit Karacsonyi, Bavana V Rangan, Michele K Roesle, Thomas Knickelbine, Michael D Miedema, Houman Khalili, Zahid Ahmad, Shuaib Abdullah, Subhash Banerjee, Emmanouil S Brilakis
BACKGROUND: We sought to examine the efficacy and safety of 2 PCSK9 (proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9) inhibitors: alirocumab and evolocumab. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing treatment with and without PCSK9 inhibitors; 35 randomized controlled trials comprising 45 539 patients (mean follow-up: 85.5 weeks) were included. Mean age was 61.0±2.8 years, and mean baseline low-density lipoprotein cholesterol was 106±22 mg/dL...
December 9, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220547/impact-of-moderate-alcohol-discontinuation-on-insulin-action-and-secretion-in-latinos-with-and-without-hepatitis-c
#8
Lindsay A Uribe, Peter Bacchetti, Nicholas Gelman, Esteban Burchard, Mark Fitch, Marc Hellerstein, Mandana Khalili
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Insulin resistance (IR) is associated with hepatitis C infection (HCV), and Latinos are both at risk for IR and are disproportionately affected by HCV. Moderate alcohol consumption improves insulin sensitivity and may modify HCV-associated IR. We investigated the impact of moderate alcohol discontinuation on insulin sensitivity and secretion in Latinos using direct measurements. METHODS: Twenty-five non-diabetic, non-cirrhotic Latino adults without (n=17) or with (n=8) HCV underwent 3-day metabolic assessment before and after prescription of 6 weeks of moderate alcohol discontinuation...
December 8, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207280/hybrid-capture-as-a-tool-for-cervical-lesions-screening-in-hiv-infected-women-insights-from-a-brazilian-cohort
#9
Emilia Moreira Jalil, Paula M Luz, Marcel Quintana, Ruth Khalili Friedman, Rosa M Domingues S Madeira, Angela Cristina Andrade, Janice Chicarino, Ronaldo Ismerio Moreira, Monica Derrico, José Eduardo Levi, Fabio Russomano, Valdilea Gonçalves Veloso, Beatriz Grinsztejn
INTRODUCTION: Cervical cancer remains an important burden for HIV-infected women in the era of combination antiretroviral therapy. Recommendations for cervical screening in these women diverge and may include high-risk HPV (HRHPV) testing. We aimed to evaluate the clinical usefulness of a single HRHPV testing for cervical screening of HIV-infected women. METHODS: 723 HIV-infected women from a Brazilian prospective cohort were included between 1996 and 2012. Inclusion criteria were: normal cervical cytology at baseline and having a HRHPV-test at baseline...
December 2, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206302/network-analysis-of-hippocampal-neurons-by-microelectrode-array-in-the-presence-of-hiv-1-tat-and-cocaine
#10
Taha Mohseni Ahooyi, Masoud Shekarabi, Emilie A Decoppet, T Dianne Langford, Kamel Khalili
HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders affecting greater than 30% of patients are caused by HIV-1 infection of the CNS, and in part, include neurotoxic effects of the viral transactivator of transcription, Tat protein. In addition to increasing the risk for becoming HIV infected, cocaine abuse enhances the neuropathogenic impacts of HIV-1. To investigate the outcome of Tat and cocaine interference in the hippocampal neuronal network, microelectrode arrays were employed to develop a systematic framework to assess the rank-cross-correlation coefficient in cultured hippocampal neurons...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202960/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-is-a-risk-factor-for-diabetes-and-prediabetes-in-middle-aged-but-not-elderly-women-a-long-term-population-based-follow-up-study
#11
Hadighe Kazemi Jaliseh, Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani, Samira Behboudi-Gandevani, Farhad Hosseinpanah, Davood Khalili, Leila Cheraghi, Fereidoun Azizi
OBJECTIVE: To study the incidence rate and hazard ratios of diabetes and prediabetes between women with PCOS and healthy subjects. DESIGN: Prospective population-based study. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): Women with PCOS (n = 178) and eumenorrheic, nonhirsute, healthy women as controls (n = 1,524), all followed for a median time of 12.9 years. INTERVENTION(S): None. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Incidence rate and hazard ratios of diabetes and prediabetes between women with PCOS and healthy controls...
December 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201074/worldwide-recall-rate-in-newborn-screening-programs-for-congenital-hypothyroidism
#12
REVIEW
Ladan Mehran, Davood Khalili, Shahin Yarahmadi, Atieh Amouzegar, Mehdi Mojarrad, Nasrin Ajang, Fereidoun Azizi
Context: Neonatal mass screening program for congenital hypothyroidism provides the best tool for prevention of its devastating effects on mental development. Despite the overall success of the screening programs in detecting congenital hypothyroidism and eliminating its sequelae and new developments made in the program design, high recall rate and false positive results impose a great challenge worldwide. Lower recall rate and false positive results may properly organize project expenses by reducing the unnecessary repeated laboratory tests, increase physicians and parents' assurance and cooperation, as well as reduce the psychological effects in families...
July 2017: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196048/developmental-competence-and-apoptotic-gene-expression-patterns-of-mature-and-immature-human-oocytes-retrieved-from-controlled-ovarian-stimulation-cycles
#13
Farzaneh Fesahat, Mohammad Hasan Sheikhha, Seyed Mehdi Kalantar, Nasim Tabibnejad, Razieh Dehghani Firouzabadi, Hojjatollah Saeedi, Mohammad Ali Khalili
The purpose was to assess the developmental competence of the in vitro or in vivo matured human oocytes as well as the apoptotic genes expression of cumulus cells (CCs) regarding nuclear maturity status of associated oocytes retrieved from stimulated ICSI cycles. A total of 590 oocytes and the associated CCs were retrieved and divided into groups of test and control according to the nuclear maturity status in order to the developmental evaluation as well as expression patterns of apoptosis-related genes using real time PCR...
November 28, 2017: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185388/%C3%AE-lipoic-acid-functional-fatty-acid-as-a-novel-therapeutic-alternative-for-central-nervous-system-diseases-a-review
#14
Fatemeh Seifar, Mohammad Khalili, Habib Khaledyan, Shirin Amiri Moghadam, Azimeh Izadi, Amirreza Azimi, Seied Kazem Shakouri
OBJECTIVES: α-lipoic acid (ALA) is a natural antioxidant which acts as a cofactor of bioenergetic mitochondrial enzymes. Along with its mitochondrial action, ALA and its reduced form have many biological functions resulting in a wide variety of actions such as anti-inflammation and antioxidant protection, scavenging reactive oxygen species, regenerating other antioxidant agents, such as vitamins C and E, and cytosolic glutathione, chelating the transitional metal ions (e.g. iron and copper), and modulating the signal transduction of nuclear factor...
November 29, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184234/the-effect-of-gamma-irradiation-on-the-properties-of-cucumber
#15
Reza Khalili, Navid Ayoobian, Mehrdad Jafarpour, Babak Shirani
In this study, the effect of gamma irradiation on the shelf life and properties of cucumber was investigated. These properties include weight reduction, fruit density, juice, tissue firmness, total soluble solids (TSS), total titratable acidity, chlorophyll and vitamin C, pH, marketability, flavor, frostbite and fungal effects. For this purpose, cucumbers were irradiated with dose of 2, 2.5 and 3 kGy. The exposure time was calculated by MCNP4C; the Monte Carlo particle transport code. Three types of fungi (white-Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, gray-Botrytis cinerea and olive-Cladosporium cucumerinum), were used to infect some samples...
December 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183332/a-novel-ruminococcus-gnavus-clade-enriched-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients
#16
Andrew Brantley Hall, Moran Yassour, Jenny Sauk, Ashley Garner, Xiaofang Jiang, Timothy Arthur, Georgia K Lagoudas, Tommi Vatanen, Nadine Fornelos, Robin Wilson, Madeline Bertha, Melissa Cohen, John Garber, Hamed Khalili, Dirk Gevers, Ashwin N Ananthakrishnan, Subra Kugathasan, Eric S Lander, Paul Blainey, Hera Vlamakis, Ramnik J Xavier, Curtis Huttenhower
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract that is associated with changes in the gut microbiome. Here, we sought to identify strain-specific functional correlates with IBD outcomes. METHODS: We performed metagenomic sequencing of monthly stool samples from 20 IBD patients and 12 controls (266 total samples). These were taxonomically profiled with MetaPhlAn2 and functionally profiled using HUMAnN2...
November 28, 2017: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183297/predictors-of-early-adulthood-hypertension-during-adolescence-a-population-based-cohort-study
#17
Saeed Kalantari, Davood Khalili, Samaneh Asgari, Noushin Fahimfar, Farzad Hadaegh, Maryam Tohidi, Fereidoun Azizi
BACKGROUND: Some longitudinal studies have shown that blood pressure tracks from adolescence to adulthood, yet there is limited evidence regarding the predictive factors of adulthood hypertension during adolescence. This study was conducted within the framework of the Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study (TLGS) to investigate the role of some factors in adolescence, measured in the first examination (1999-2001), to predict adulthood hypertension in the 4th examination (2009-2011). METHODS: Overall, 1579 subjects, aged 10-19 years, were used for the analysis of the current study...
November 28, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180450/knockout-of-mitochondrial-voltage-dependent-anion-channel-type-3-increases-reactive-oxygen-species-ros-levels-and-alters-renal-sodium-transport
#18
Li Zou, Valerie Linck, Yu-Jia Zhai, Laura Galarza-Paez, Linda Li, Qiang Yue, Otor Al-Khalili, Hui-Fang Bao, He-Ping Ma, Tiffany L Thai, Jundong Jiao, Douglas C Eaton
It has been suggested that voltage-dependent anion channels (VDACs) control the release of superoxide from mitochondria. We have previously shown that reactive oxygen species (ROS) such as superoxide (O2-) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) stimulate epithelial sodium channels (ENaCs) in sodium-transporting epithelial tissue including cortical collecting duct (CCD) principal cells. Therefore, we hypothesized that VDACs could regulate ENaC by modulating cytosolic ROS levels. Herein, we find that VDAC3-knockout(KO) mice can maintain normal salt and water balance on low-salt and high-salt diets...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177702/-bruch-s-membrane-opening-minimum-rim-width-correlation-and-diagnostic-accuracy-in-comparison-to-peripapillary-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness
#19
M Awe, S Khalili-Amiri, I R Volkmann, B Junker, C Framme, K Hufendiek
BACKGROUND: Glaucoma is one of the main causes of blindness in the Western hemisphere. Because the disease often painlessly progresses it remains unnoticed until major optic nerve head damage occurs in many cases. That is why new, more sensitive diagnostic methods are needed. Bruch's membrane opening minimum rim width (BMO-MRW), measured with the new glaucoma module premium edition (GMPE) was recently introduced as a more accurate tool to detect glaucomatous changes. The purpose of this study was to assess the correlation of SPECTRALIS® spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and the GMPE anatomic positioning module (APS module) for retinal nerve fiber layer thickness (RNFLT) measurements...
November 24, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176550/a-bioreducible-n-oxide-based-probe-for-photoacoustic-imaging-of-hypoxia
#20
Hailey J Knox, Jamila Hedhli, Tae Wook Kim, Kian Khalili, Lawrence W Dobrucki, Jefferson Chan
Hypoxia occurs when limited oxygen supply impairs physiological functions and is a pathological hallmark of many diseases including cancer and ischemia. Thus, detection of hypoxia can guide treatment planning and serve as a predictor of patient prognosis. Unfortunately, current methods suffer from invasiveness, poor resolution and low specificity. To address these limitations, we present Hypoxia Probe 1 (HyP-1), a hypoxia-responsive agent for photoacoustic imaging. This emerging modality converts safe, non-ionizing light to ultrasound waves, enabling acquisition of high-resolution 3D images in deep tissue...
November 27, 2017: Nature Communications
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