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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439973/intracardiac-versus-transesophageal-echocardiography-to-guide-transcatheter-closure-of-interatrial-communications-nationwide-trend-and-comparative-analysis
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Fahad Alqahtani, Ashwin Bhirud, Sami Aljohani, James Mills, Akram Kawsara, Ashok Runkana, Mohamad Alkhouli
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess current temporal trends in utilization of ICE versus TEE guided closure of interatrial communications, and to compare periprocedural complications and resource utilization between the two imaging modalities. BACKGROUND: While transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has historically been used to guide percutaneous structural heart interventions, intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) is being increasingly utilized to guide many of these procedures such as closure of interatrial communications...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439598/does-pulmonary-rehabilitation-alleviate-depression-in-older-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Faris A Alsaraireh, Sami A Aloush
To identify if pulmonary rehabilitation can achieve a clinically significant alleviation in the level of depression among chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients older than 70 years.  Methods: We conducted a retrospective secondary analysis of the patients' electronic records from a major pulmonary rehabilitation center in Cleveland, OH, United States between 2010 and 2014. Profiles of 105 participants who had completed more than 6 pulmonary rehabilitation sessions and were older than 70 years at the time of enrollment in the program were included...
May 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438914/does-deforestation-promote-or-inhibit-malaria-transmission-in-the-amazon-a-systematic-literature-review-and-critical-appraisal-of-current-evidence
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REVIEW
Joanna M Tucker Lima, Amy Vittor, Sami Rifai, Denis Valle
Considerable interest in the relationship between biodiversity and disease has recently captured the attention of the research community, with important public policy implications. In particular, malaria in the Amazon region is often cited as an example of how forest conservation can improve public health outcomes. However, despite a growing body of literature and an increased understanding of the relationship between malaria and land use / land cover change (LULC) in Amazonia, contradictions have emerged. While some studies report that deforestation increases malaria risk, others claim the opposite...
June 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438789/desmoglein-2-modulates-extracellular-vesicle-release-from-squamous-cell-carcinoma-keratinocytes
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Andrew M Overmiller, Jennifer A Pierluissi, Peter J Wermuth, Sami Sauma, Ubaldo Martinez-Outschoorn, Madalina Tuluc, Adam Luginbuhl, Joseph Curry, Larry A Harshyne, James K Wahl, Andrew P South, Mỹ G Mahoney
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are nanoscale membrane-derived vesicles that serve as intercellular messengers carrying lipids, proteins, and genetic material. Substantial evidence has shown that cancer-derived EVs, secreted by tumor cells into the blood and other bodily fluids, play a critical role in modulating the tumor microenvironment and affecting the pathogenesis of cancer. Here we demonstrate for the first time that squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) EVs were enriched with the C-terminal fragment of desmoglein 2 (Dsg2), a desmosomal cadherin often overexpressed in malignancies...
April 24, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438385/small-molecules-inhibit-stat3-activation-autophagy-and-cancer-cell-anchorage-independent-growth
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Donghui Zhou, Maya Z Springer, David Xu, Degang Liu, Andy Hudmon, Kay F Macleod, Samy O Meroueh
Triple-negative breast cancers (TNBCs) lack the signature targets of other breast tumors, such as HER2, estrogen receptor, and progesterone receptor. These aggressive basal-like tumors are driven by a complex array of signaling pathways that are activated by multiple driver mutations. Here we report the discovery of 6 (KIN-281), a small molecule that inhibits multiple kinases including maternal leucine zipper kinase (MELK) and the non-receptor tyrosine kinase bone marrow X-linked (BMX) with single-digit micromolar IC50s...
March 23, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437175/pharmacokinetics-and-safety-of-travoprost-0-004-ophthalmic-solution-preserved-with-polyquad-in-pediatric-patients-with-glaucoma
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Erin Stahl, Dominique Bremond-Gignac, Theresa Landry, Mike Curtis, Kinfemichael Gedif, Sami Al Shahwan, El Roy Dixon
PURPOSE: To evaluate the systemic pharmacokinetics (PKs) of travoprost 0.004% preserved with Polyquad(®) (TRAVATAN(®)) in pediatric patients with glaucoma or ocular hypertension. METHODS: This was a phase 1, open-label, multicenter clinical study of patients aged ≥2 months to <18 years. Patients received daily administration of travoprost 0.004% preserved with Polyquad in both eyes for 7 days. Plasma samples were collected 30 min before the final dose and at 10, 20, 40, and 80 min postdose...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437109/structure-of-the-fundamental-lipopeptide-surfactin-at-the-air-water-interface-investigated-by-sum-frequency-generation-spectroscopy
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Sami Alhassan Goussous, Michael Thomas Lee Casford, Annabel C Murphy, George Salmond, Finian J Leeper, Paul B Davies
The lipopeptide surfactin produced by certain strains of Bacillus subtilis is a powerful bio-surfactant possessing potentially useful antimicrobial properties. In order to better understand its surface behaviour, we have used surface sensitive Sum Frequency Generation (SFG) vibrational spectroscopy in the C-H and C=O stretching regions to determine its structure at the air/water interface. Using surfactin with the leucine groups of the peptide ring perdeuterated we have shown that the majority of the SFG signals arise from the 4 leucine residues...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437038/impact-of-preoperative-risk-on-metastatic-progression-and-cancer-specific-death-in-patients-with-adverse-pathology-at-radical-prostatectomy
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Katharina Boehm, Sami-Ramzi Leyh-Bannurah, Clemens Rosenbaum, Laurenz S Brandi, Lars Budäus, Markus Graefen, Hartwig Huland, Axel Haferkamp, Derya Tilki
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of preoperative risk category on metastatic disease (MetD) and prostate cancer mortality (CSM) in prostate cancer (PCa) patients with adverse pathology at radical prostatectomy (RP). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The records of 6943 patients who underwent radical prostatectomy (RP) in a European tertiary-center were analysed. Biochemical recurrence (BCR), MetD and CSM were assessed for patients with adverse pathology at RP and stratified according to preoperative low- vs...
April 24, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433527/characterization-of-leukocyte-subsets-in-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis-with-cross-reactive-monoclonal-antibodies-specific-for-bovine-mhc-class-i-and-class-ii-molecules-and-leukocyte-differentiation-molecules
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Francesco Grandoni, Mahmoud M Elnaggar, Gaber S Abdellrazeq, Federica Signorelli, Lindsay M Fry, Cinzia Marchitelli, Victoria Hulubei, Samy A Khaliel, Helmy A Torky, William C Davis
Although buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) are a major component of the livestock industry worldwide, limited progress has been made in the study of the mechanisms regulating the immune response to pathogens and parasites affecting their health and productivity. This has been, in part, attributable to the limited availability of reagents to study immune responses in buffalo. As reported here, a set of cross-reactive monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), developed against bovine, ovine and caprine leukocyte differentiation molecules (LDM) and major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules, were identified and used to compare expression of LDM in Italian and Egyptian buffalo...
April 20, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431071/j-wave-syndromes-expert-consensus-conference-report-emerging-concepts-and-gaps-in-knowledge
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Charles Antzelevitch, Gan-Xin Yan, Michael J Ackerman, Martin Borggrefe, Domenico Corrado, Jihong Guo, Ihor Gussak, Can Hasdemir, Minoru Horie, Heikki Huikuri, Changsheng Ma, Hiroshi Morita, Gi-Byoung Nam, Frederic Sacher, Wataru Shimizu, Sami Viskin, Arthur A M Wilde
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428321/sulfonylureas-and-the-risks-of-cardiovascular-events-and-death-a-methodological-meta-regression-analysis-of-the-observational-studies
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REVIEW
Laurent Azoulay, Samy Suissa
Recent randomized trials have compared the newer antidiabetic agents to treatments involving sulfonylureas, drugs associated with increased cardiovascular risks and mortality in some observational studies with conflicting results. We reviewed the methodology of these observational studies by searching MEDLINE from inception to December 2015 for all studies of the association between sulfonylureas and cardiovascular events or mortality. Each study was appraised with respect to the comparator, the outcome, and study design-related sources of bias...
May 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426851/unilateral-hearing-loss-and-otorrhea
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Mark S Costello, Shawn Stevens, Ravi N Samy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 20, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426162/motion-corrected-simultaneous-cardiac-positron-emission-tomography-and-coronary-mr-angiography-with-high-acquisition-efficiency
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Camila Munoz, Radhouene Neji, Gastão Cruz, Andrew Mallia, Sami Jeljeli, Andrew J Reader, Rene M Botnar, Claudia Prieto
PURPOSE: Develop a framework for efficient free-breathing simultaneous whole-heart coronary magnetic resonance angiography (CMRA) and cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) on a 3 Tesla PET-MR system. METHODS: An acquisition that enables nonrigid motion correction of both CMRA and PET has been developed. The proposed method estimates translational motion from low-resolution 2D MR image navigators acquired at each heartbeat and 3D nonrigid respiratory motion between different respiratory bins from the CMRA data itself...
April 20, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425216/pneumonia-risk-in-asthma-patients-using-inhaled-corticosteroids-a-quasi-cohort-study
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Christina J Qian, Janie Coulombe, Samy Suissa, Pierre Ernst
AIM: Studies have linked the use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) to excess pneumonia risk in COPD patients. The risk in asthma patients remains unclear. The objective was to examine the risk of pneumonia with ICS in patients 12 to 35 years old with asthma. METHODS: We formed a cohort of asthma patients treated from 1990-2007 using Quebec health insurance databases. Subjects were considered currently exposed if they had an ICS dispensed within the 60 days prior to their pneumonia index event or matched person-moment...
March 28, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423281/moringa-olifera-leaves-aqueous-extract-ameliorates-hepatotoxicity-in-alloxan-induced-diabetic-rats
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Mabrouk Attia Abd Eldaim, Ahmed Shaban, Samy Abd Elaziz
This study was carried out to evaluate the possible mechanisms through which the Moringa oleifera leaves aqueous extract reveals its hepatoprotective effects in alloxan induced diabetic rats. Eighty albino rats were assigned into four groups. The control group was given sterile saline. The second group was injected with alloxan (150 mg/kg BW) i.p. The third group was given Moringa oleifera leaves aqueous extract (250 mg/kg BW) orally daily. The fourth group was injected with alloxan as the second group and administrated Moringa oleifera leaves aqueous extract as in the third group...
April 19, 2017: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423164/triple-aim-in-canada-developing-capacity-to-lead-to-better-health-care-and-cost
#16
Elina Farmanova, Christine Kirvan, Jennifer Verma, Geetha Mukerji, Nurdin Akunov, Kaye Phillips, Stephen Samis
Quality problem: Many modern health systems strive for 'Triple Aim' (TA)-better health for populations, improved experience of care for patients and lower costs of the system, but note challenges in implementation. Outcomes of applying TA as a quality improvement framework (QI) have started to be realized with early lessons as to why some systems make progress while others do not. Initial assessment: Limited evidence is available as to how organizations create the capacity and infrastructure required to design, implement, evaluate and sustain TA systems...
December 1, 2016: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422886/comparison-of-t2-and-t3-sympathectomy-for-compensatory-sweating-on-palmar-hyperhidrosis
#17
Atila Turkyilmaz, Sami Karapolat, Kubra Nur Seyis, Celal Tekinbas
BACKGROUND: An otherwise successfully performed endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) to treat palmar hyperhidrosis (PH) often has a serious side effect: compensatory sweating (CS). This side effect occurs in other parts of the body to a disturbing extent. The objective of this study is to determine whether there is a relationship between the level of ETS performed on patients with PH, and the occurrence and severity of postoperational CS. METHODS: Between January 2014 and January 2015, ETS procedures were performed on 25 randomly selected consecutive subjects (group A) at T2 level, and on another 25 subjects (group B) at T3 level, who all felt severely handicapped due to PH...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420905/effects-of-supervised-aerobic-training-on-the-levels-of-anti-mullerian-hormone-and-adiposity-measures-in-women-with-normo-ovulatory-and-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#18
Einas Al-Eisa, Sami Ali Gabr, Ahmad Hieder Alghadir
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the change in the levels of anti-Mullerian hormone, adiponectin, weight loss and fertility parameters in obese women with or without polycystic ovary syndrome, following 12 weeks of supervised aerobic exercise. METHODS: This study was conducted from August 2013 to October 2014 among obese women with or without polycystic ovary syndrome referred to Obstetrics and Gynecology clinic, Mansoura University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura, Egypt...
April 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420434/the-neuroprotective-effects-of-human-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-are-dose-dependent-in-tnbs-colitis
#19
Ainsley M Robinson, Ahmed A Rahman, Sarah Miller, Rhian Stavely, Samy Sakkal, Kulmira Nurgali
BACKGROUND: The incidence of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) is increasing worldwide with patients experiencing severe impacts on their quality of life. It is well accepted that intestinal inflammation associates with extensive damage to the enteric nervous system (ENS), which intrinsically innervates the gastrointestinal tract and regulates all gut functions. Hence, treatments targeting the enteric neurons are plausible for alleviating IBD and associated complications. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are gaining wide recognition as a potential therapy for many diseases due to their immunomodulatory and neuroprotective qualities...
April 18, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417692/autobiographical-remembering-regulates-emotions-a-functional-perspective
#20
Sezin Öner, Sami Gülgöz
Emotional deviation has been considered an essential factor in emotion regulation, in that, attempts to compensate for the deviation is reflected on cognitive processes. In the present study, we focused on autobiographical remembering and tested the functional role of memory on emotion regulation. We specifically examined the congruence effect in individuals' subsequent memory reports after recalling emotional events. Individuals were randomly assigned to three groups to report either sadness or anger evoking events or emotionally unspecified events that they experienced in the last five years...
April 18, 2017: Memory
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