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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216914/the-quality-of-sperm-preparation-medium-affects-the-motility-viability-and-dna-integrity-of-human-spermatozoa
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Fatemeh Anbari, Iman Halvaei, Ali Nabi, Shahin Ghazali, Mohammad Ali Khalili, Lars Johansson
AIM: The goal was to compare the effects of three different sperm preparation media on sperm motility, viability, and DNA integrity of semen samples from normozoospermic men. METHODS: A total of 15 normozoospermic males were included in the study. The semen analysis (SA) was performed in accordance with the WHO guidelines (2010). After SA, each sample was divided into three aliquots, and swim-up was performed with three different sperm preparation media (Sperm Preparation Media, Origio, Denmark; Ham's F10, Biochrome, Berlin, Germany; and VitaSperm™, Innovative Biotech, Iran)...
October 2016: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212108/the-association-between-pre-pregnancy-obesity-and-screening-results-of-depression-for-all-trimesters-of-pregnancy-postpartum-and-1-year-after-birth-a-cohort-study
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Hanieh Salehi-Pourmehr, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh, Nayyer Jafarilar-Agdam, Somayyeh Rafiee, Azizeh Farshbaf-Khalili
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between pre-pregnancy obesity and screening results of gestational and post-delivery depression in women referred to the health centers of Tabriz, Iran. METHODS: In this cohort study, 62 and 245 pregnant women with class 2-3 obesity [body mass index (BMI)≥35 kg/m2] and normal-weight (BMI 18.5-24.9 kg/m2) were enrolled, respectively, in the first trimester of pregnancy from December 2012 to January 2016. For matching of groups, nulliparous and multiparous mothers aged 18-35 years were selected with the ratio of 1:4 in obese and normal BMI groups from the same recruitment center and to controlling the confounder factors, inclusion criteria were considered...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210784/novel-aids-therapies-based-on-gene-editing
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REVIEW
Kamel Khalili, Martyn K White, Jeffrey M Jacobson
HIV/AIDS remains a major public health issue. In 2014, it was estimated that 36.9 million people are living with HIV worldwide, including 2.6 million children. Since the advent of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), in the 1990s, treatment has been so successful that in many parts of the world, HIV has become a chronic condition in which progression to AIDS has become increasingly rare. However, while people with HIV can expect to live a normal life span with cART, lifelong medication is required and cardiovascular, renal, liver, and neurologic diseases are still possible, which continues to prompt research for a cure for HIV...
February 16, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209529/menopausal-hormone-therapy-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-fecal-incontinence-in-women-after-menopause
#4
Kyle Staller, Mary K Townsend, Hamed Khalili, Raaj Mehta, Francine Grodstein, William E Whitehead, Catherine A Matthews, Braden Kuo, Andrew T Chan
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Low estrogen levels could contribute to development of fecal incontinence (FI) in women after menopause by altering neuromuscular continence mechanisms. However, studies have produced conflicting results on the association between menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) and risk of FI. METHODS: We studied the association between MHT and risk of FI among 55,828 post-menopausal women (mean age 73 years) who participated in the Nurses' Health Study, enrolled since 2008, with no report of FI...
February 13, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208942/comparing-the-effects-of-agnugol-and-metformin-on-oligomenorrhea-in-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Arezoo Shayan, Seyedeh Zahra Masoumi, Fatemeh Shobeiri, Shahin Tohidi, Arash Khalili
INTRODUCTION: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinopathy and cause of oligomenorrhea in women. AIM: The present study was conducted with the aim to compare the effect of Agnugol and Metformin drugs on oligomenorrhea in patients with PCOS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was a clinical trial on 120 women with PCOS and had oligomenorrhea, referring to a gynaecology clinic Fatemieh, Hamadan city, Iran, 2015. Women were randomly divided into 2 groups using permutation blocks (getting the medications Agnugol and Metformin) and were treated with drugs Agnugol and Metformin for 3 months...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192450/a-novel-rna-sequencing-data-analysis-method-for-cell-line-authentication
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Erik Fasterius, Cinzia Raso, Susan Kennedy, Nora Rauch, Pär Lundin, Walter Kolch, Mathias Uhlén, Cristina Al-Khalili Szigyarto
We have developed a novel analysis method that can interrogate the authenticity of biological samples used for generation of transcriptome profiles in public data repositories. The method uses RNA sequencing information to reveal mutations in expressed transcripts and subsequently confirms the identity of analysed cells by comparison with publicly available cell-specific mutational profiles. Cell lines constitute key model systems widely used within cancer research, but their identity needs to be confirmed in order to minimise the influence of cell contaminations and genetic drift on the analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191341/survey-of-the-relationship-between-activity-energy-expenditure-metabolic-equivalents-and-barrier-factors-of-physical-activity-in-the-elderly-in-kashan
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Ali Sadrollahi, Zahra Khalili, Robab Pour Nazari, Majid Mohammadi, Maryam Ahmadi Khatir, Najima Mossadegh
BACKGROUND: Physical activity in the elderly is influenced by aspects of aging that cause personal, mental, environmental, and social changes. Increases in factors that are barriers to activity cause physical energy expenditure to decrease. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to survey the relationship between energy expenditure in metabolic equivalent units (MET) and factors that are barriers to physical activity in elderly people in Kashan, Iran. METHODS: This is a descriptive analysis done in 2014...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191333/effects-of-fish-oil-supplementation-on-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-gdm-a-systematic-review
#8
REVIEW
Alireza Ostadrahimi, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh, Mozhgan Mirgafourvand, Sina Yaghoubi, Elham Shahrisa, Azizeh Farshbaf-Khalili
CONTEXT: One of the most common complications of pregnancy is gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), which is increasing worldwide. Experimental and epidemiological studies have shown that higher intake of n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids may decrease the risk of various diseases such as diabetes. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of fish oil supplementation on the prevention and treatment of GDM. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: This systematic review was performed by searching several databases, including PubMed, Scopus, Google Scholar, the Cochrane Library, ProQuest, Science Direct SID, Magiran and IranMedex since 1983...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185976/effects-of-oral-glibenclamide-on-brain-contusion-volume-and-functional-outcome-of-patients-with-moderate-and-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
#9
Hosseinali Khalili, Nima Derakhshan, Amin Niakan, Fariborz Ghaffarpasand, Mohammad Salehi, Hamed Eshraghian, Alireza Shakibafard, Bita Zahabi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the current study was to investigate the effects of oral glibenclamide on brain contusion volume and functional outcome of patients with moderate and severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: This was randomized clinical trial being conducted during a 16-month period from May 2015 and August 2016 in a level I trauma center in Southern Iran. We included 66 patients with moderate (GCS: 9-13) to severe (GCS: 5-8) TBI who had brain contusions of less than 30cc volume...
February 6, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185106/does-the-use-of-ureteral-stents-with-extraction-strings-increase-urinary-infection-rates
#10
Yuval Freifeld, Demitry Goldin, Luai Khalili, Boris Friedman, Leonid Boyarsky, Ilan Klein, Faris Gazy, Avi Stein, Yoram Dekel
PURPOSE: To assess the effect of ureteral stents with extraction string on the rate of postoperative UTI after ureteroscopies. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of patient records who underwent ureteroscopy from January 2011 to August 2014 was performed. Patients were grouped into three groups according to postoperative stent status: non-stented or ureteral catheter for up to 24 h (NS), ureteral stent without extraction string (US) and ureteral stent with an extraction string (US-E)...
February 9, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183749/rapid-and-affordable-3-dimensional-prototyping-for-left-atrial-appendage-closure-planning
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Houman Khalili, Ralph E Gentry, Melissa A Stevens, Steven L Almany, Subhash Banerjee, David E Haines, George S Hanzel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181993/bariatric-surgery-prior-to-index-screening-colonoscopy-is-associated-with-a-decreased-rate-of-colorectal-adenomas-in-obese-individuals
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Dmitriy Kedrin, Shaan-Chirag Chandrahas Gandhi, Molly Wolf, Jatin Roper, Omer Yilmaz, Kathleen Corey, Hamed Khalili, Fatima Cody Stanford, Manish Gala
OBJECTIVES: Obesity is an important risk factor for the development of colorectal cancer (CRC). Although the impact of bariatric surgery on CRC is conflicting, its impact on precursor lesions is unknown. The aim of this study was to determine whether bariatric surgery before index screening colonoscopy is associated with decreased development of colorectal adenomas. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of bariatric surgery patients who had undergone index, screening colonoscopy at an academic center from 2001 to 2014...
February 9, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178304/atrial-fibrillation-among-patients-under-investigation-for-suspected-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Tijn Hendrikx, Martin Sundqvist, Herbert Sandström, Carin Sahlin, Morteza Rohani, Faris Al-Khalili, Rolf Hörnsten, Anders Blomberg, Per Wester, Mårten Rosenqvist, Karl A Franklin
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Obstructive sleep apnea is common among patients with atrial fibrillation, but the prevalence and risk factors for atrial fibrillation among patients who are being investigated on suspicion of sleep apnea are not well known. The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence of atrial fibrillation among patients investigated for suspected obstructive sleep apnea and to identify risk factors for atrial fibrillation among them. METHODS: The prevalence of atrial fibrillation was investigated among 201 patients referred for suspected obstructive sleep apnea...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175275/p734-the-sex-ratio-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-varies-according-to-age-at-onset-results-from-a-worldwide-survey
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S C Shah, H Khalili, C Gower-Rousseau, O Olén, E Benchimol, E Lynge, K Nielsen, H Ahn, P Brassard, M Vutcovici, A Bitton, C Bernstein, D Leddin, H Tamim, S Aniwan, C-Y Chen, T Stefánsson, E V Loftus, B Moum, W Tang, S Ng, R Gearry, B Sincic, S Bell, P L Lakatos, Z Végh, C Ott, G Kaplan, J Burisch, J-F Colombel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175236/p704-the-impact-of-travel-distance-on-disease-outcomes-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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N Borren, W Tan, E Andrews, H Khalili, J Garber, V Yajnik, A Ananthakrishnan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174948/p023-fatigue-in-quiescent-inflammatory-bowel-disease-is-associated-with-low-gm-csf-levels-and-metabolomic-alterations
#16
N Borren, G Goel, K Lassen, K Devaney, T Cleland, J Garber, H Khalili, V Yajnik, R Xavier, A Ananthakrishnan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28172996/p688-crohn-s-disease-patients-with-a-concordant-family-history-are-diagnosed-earlier-and-are-at-increased-risk-for-complicated-disease
#17
N Borren, G Conway, J Garber, H Khalili, V Yajnik, R Xavier, A Ananthakrishnan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166686/antidepressant-and-anxiolytic-activity-of-lavandula-officinalis-aerial-parts-hydroalcoholic-extract-in-scopolamine-treated-rats
#18
Batool Rahmati, Zahra Kiasalari, Mehrdad Roghani, Mohsen Khalili, Fariba Ansari
CONTEXT: Anxiety and depression are common in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Despite some evidence, it is difficult to confirm Lavandula officinalis Chaix ex Vill (Lamiaceae) as an anxiolytic and antidepressant drug. OBJECTIVE: The effects of L. officinalis extract were studied in scopolamine-induced memory impairment, anxiety and depression-like behaviour. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Male NMRI rats were divided into control, scopolamine alone-treated group received scopolamine (0...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164169/adeno-associated-virus-serotype-9-driven-expression-of-bag3-improves-left-ventricular-function-in-murine-hearts-with-left-ventricular-dysfunction-secondary-to-a-myocardial-infarction
#19
Tijana Knezevic, Valerie D Myers, Feifei Su, JuFang Wang, Jianliang Song, Xue-Qian Zhang, Erhe Gao, Guofeng Gao, Madesh Muniswamy, Manish K Gupta, Jennifer Gordon, Kristen N Weiner, Joseph Rabinowitz, Frederick V Ramsey, Douglas G Tilley, Kamel Khalili, Joseph Y Cheung, Arthur M Feldman
OBJECTIVES: The present study was undertaken to test the hypothesis that gene delivery of BCL2-Associated Athanogene 3 (BAG3) to the heart of mice with left ventricular dysfunction secondary to a myocardial infarction could enhance cardiac performance. BACKGROUND: BAG3 is a 575 amino acid protein that has pleotropic functions in the cell including pro-autophagy and anti-apoptosis. Mutations in BAG3 have been associated with both skeletal muscle dysfunction and familial dilated cardiomyopathy and BAG3 levels are diminished in non-familial heart failure...
December 2016: JACC. Basic to Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162010/genetic-risk-factors-for-serious-infections-in-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
#20
Saranya Sasidharan, Vijay Yajnik, Hamed Khalili, John Garber, Ramnik Xavier, Ashwin N Ananthakrishnan
INTRODUCTION: Immunosuppression, the cornerstone of management of Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) (inflammatory bowel diseases; IBD) is associated with an increased risk of serious infections that is inadequately predicted by clinical risk factors. The role of genetics in determining susceptibility to infections is unknown. METHODS: From a prospective-consented patient registry, we identified IBD patients with serious infections requiring hospitalization...
February 5, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
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