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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102531/a-systems-dynamics-approach-to-the-efficacy-of-oxime-therapy-for-mild-exposure-to-sarin-gas
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Daniel J Droste, Michael L Shelley, Jeffery M Gearhart, David M Kempisty
The use of nerve agents such as sarin is as much a threat today as any other time in our history. The events in Syria in 2013 are proof of this. "The Obama administration asserted Sunday for the first time that the Syrian government used the nerve gas sarin to kill more than 1,400 people (August 21, 2013) in the world's gravest chemical weapons attack in 25 years." With these recent events clear in our mind, we must focus on the horrific nature of these chemical agents to devise a strategy that will enable first responders to counteract these insidious chemicals...
April 2016: American Journal of Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099720/birth-characteristics-of-syrian-refugees-and-turkish-citizens-in-turkey-in-2015
#2
Hakan Demirci, Nevruz Yildirim Topak, Gokhan Ocakoglu, Mehtap Karakulak Gomleksiz, Emin Ustunyurt, Ayse Ulku Turker
OBJECTIVE: To compare the birth characteristics of Syrian refugees with those of Turkish citizens. METHODS: In a retrospective study, data were obtained for singleton live births that occurred at a hospital in Bursa, Turkey, between June 1 and December 31, 2015. All Syrian refugees were eligible for inclusion; one Turkish citizen was included for each refugee. RESULTS: Overall, 545 Syrian refugees and 545 Turkish citizens were included. Cesarean delivery was undertaken for 176 (32...
December 22, 2016: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099442/a-whole-genome-dartseq-and-snp-analysis-for-genetic-diversity-assessment-in-durum-wheat-from-central-fertile-crescent
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Faheem Shehzad Baloch, Ahmad Alsaleh, Muhammad Qasim Shahid, Vahdettin Çiftçi, Luis E Sáenz de Miera, Muhammad Aasim, Muhammad Azhar Nadeem, Husnu Aktaş, Hakan Özkan, Rüştü Hatipoğlu
Until now, little attention has been paid to the geographic distribution and evaluation of genetic diversity of durum wheat from the Central Fertile Crescent (modern-day Turkey and Syria). Turkey and Syria are considered as primary centers of wheat diversity, and thousands of locally adapted wheat landraces are still present in the farmers' small fields. We planned this study to evaluate the genetic diversity of durum wheat landraces from the Central Fertile Crescent by genotyping based on DArTseq and SNP analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080915/dorsal-laminectomy-to-relieve-spinal-cord-compression-in-a-captive-syrian-bear-ursus-arctos-syriacus
#4
Ariela Rosenzweig Büeler, Yael Merbl, Yishai Kushnir, Orit Chai, Itzhak Aizenberg, Igal Horowitz, Einat Matalon, Doron Tam, Merav H Shamir
A 19-yr-old captive male Syrian bear ( Ursus arctos syriacus) presented with a right hind limb lameness that progressed to nonambulatory paraparesis over the course of 2 wk. When night enclosure confinement and a short course of glucocorticoids and antibiotics did not lead to improvement, radiographs were performed, followed by cerebrospinal fluid analysis and myelography, revealing a dynamic spinal cord compression at the level of T2-T3. Dorsal laminectomy of both T2 and T3 was performed to allow decompression...
December 2016: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074038/iconic-photographs-and-the-ebb-and-flow-of-empathic-response-to-humanitarian-disasters
#5
Paul Slovic, Daniel Västfjäll, Arvid Erlandsson, Robin Gregory
The power of visual imagery is well known, enshrined in such familiar sayings as "seeing is believing" and "a picture is worth a thousand words." Iconic photos stir our emotions and transform our perspectives about life and the world in which we live. On September 2, 2015, photographs of a young Syrian child, Aylan Kurdi, lying face-down on a Turkish beach, filled the front pages of newspapers worldwide. These images brought much-needed attention to the Syrian war that had resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths and created millions of refugees...
January 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071753/de-novo-assembly-annotation-and-characterization-of-the-whole-brain-transcriptome-of-male-and-female-syrian-hamsters
#6
Katharine E McCann, David M Sinkiewicz, Alisa Norvelle, Kim L Huhman
Hamsters are an ideal animal model for a variety of biomedical research areas such as cancer, virology, circadian rhythms, and behavioural neuroscience. The use of hamsters has declined, however, most likely due to the dearth of genetic tools available for these animals. Our laboratory uses hamsters to study acute social stress, and we are beginning to investigate the genetic mechanisms subserving defeat-induced behavioural change. We have been limited, however, by the lack of genetic resources available for hamsters...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064351/orthopedic-trauma-surgery-and-hospital-cost-analysis-in-refugees-the-effect-of-the-syrian-civil-war
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Altuğ Duramaz, Mustafa Gökhan Bilgili, Berhan Bayram, Nezih Ziroğlu, Alkan Bayrak, Mustafa Cevdet Avkan
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the musculoskeletal injury types, injury mechanisms, surgical techniques and treatment costs of Syrian refugees. METHODS: Totally 158 patients (67 female, 91 male) treated in our clinic in 34 months period between January 2012 and October 2014 were included in the study. The mean age of the patients was 39.3 years (range: 18-82 years). The patients were evaluated for age, gender, mechanism of injury, location and type of fracture, presence of accompanying injuries, injury severity score, surgical technique, complications, mortality/morbidity and treatment cost...
January 7, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050989/nonsurgical-management-of-adult-skeletal-class-3-with-deep-bite-utilizing-mini-implants
#8
Ali G Alhalabi, Salah Mahaini, Ghalia Shebib, Khaldoun Darwich, Luai Mahaini
Malocclusions with anterior crossbite are a major esthetic and functional concern for patients. This case report presents a 27-year-old Syrian female who was diagnosed with a class 3 malocclusion, combined with anterior crossbite, deep bite, concave profile, and inadequate maxillary incisor exposure. There was a centric occlusion (CO)/centric relation (CR) discrepancy and the mandible could be manipulated to near edge-to-edge incisal relation. Correction was done by class 3 intermaxillary elastics on upper and lower mini-implants for the first 6 months, followed by preadjusted edgewise appliance...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042637/retrospective-analysis-of-patients-with-burn-injury-treated-in-a-burn-center-in-turkey-during-the-syrian-civil-war
#9
Yucel Yuce, Hakan A Acar, Kutlu H Erkal, Nur B Arditi
To report the management of burn injuries that occured in the Syria civil war, which were referred to our burn center. Methods: Forty-three patients with burns, injured in the civil war in Syria and whom were referred to Dr. Lütfi Kırdar Kartal Educating and Training Hospital Burn Centre of İstanbul, Turkey between 2011-2015 were analyzed in a retrospective study. Results: Most of our patients were in major burn classification (93%; 40/43) and most of them had burns greater than 15% total on body surface area...
January 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038907/solid-waste-composition-analysis-and-recycling-evaluation-zaatari-syrian-refugees-camp-jordan
#10
Motasem N Saidan, Ammar Abu Drais, Ehab Al-Manaseer
There is a need for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) stream characterization and composition analysis to allow for an accurate estimation of its recycling potential and for effective management of the entire system. Recycling provides employment and a livelihood for vulnerable social groups such as refugees. The aim of this paper is to determine the composition of MSW in Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp, where approximately 430,000 Syrian refugees have passed through the camp. The representative waste samples and analysis included household waste and commercial waste produced by the refugees in the selected districts in Zaatari...
December 27, 2016: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029289/effects-of-diurnal-variation-and-anesthetic-agents-on-intraocular-pressure-in-syrian-hamsters-mesocricetus-auratus
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Seyed Mehdi Rajaei, Maneli Ansari Mood, Mohammad Reza Paryani, David L Williams
OBJECTIVE To determine effects of diurnal variation and anesthetic agents on intraocular pressure (IOP) in Syrian hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). ANIMALS 90 healthy adult Syrian hamsters (45 males and 45 females). PROCEDURES IOP was measured with a rebound tonometer. In phase 1, IOP was measured in all hamsters 3 times during a 24-hour period (7 am, 3 pm, and 11 pm). In phase 2, hamsters were assigned to 5 groups (18 animals [9 males and 9 females]/group). Each group received an anesthetic agent or combination of anesthetic agents (ketamine hydrochloride, xylazine hydrochloride, diazepam, ketamine-diazepam [KD], or ketamine-xylazine [KX] groups) administered via the IP route...
January 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018747/exploring-the-role-of-ad-hoc-grassroots-organizations-providing-humanitarian-aid-on-lesvos-greece
#12
George Tjensvoll Kitching, Hanne J Haavik, Birgit J Tandstad, Muhammad Zaman, Elisabeth Darj
INTRODUCTION: Syrian refugees displaced into Turkey have attempted high-risk sea migrations to reach safer destinations in Europe, most often initially arriving on the Greek island of Lesvos. These refugees were often in need of basic humanitarian assistance that has been provided in part by a new category of ad hoc grassroots organizations (AHGOs). The aim of this study was to understand the internal and external operations of these AHGOs and their role on Lesvos. METHODS: The experiences of AHGOs were investigated through a qualitative research design utilizing semi-structured interviews with organization leaders and spokespersons...
November 17, 2016: PLoS Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012540/first-report-of-prevalence-c-ivs1-1g-a-and-del-gjb6-13s1854-mutations-in-syrian-families-with-non-syndromic-sensorineural-hearing-loss
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Walid Al-Achkar, Bassel Al-Halabi, Bashar Ali, Faten Moassass
OBJECTIVE: Mutations in GJB2 and GJB6 genes are a frequent cause of congenital non-syndromic hearing loss (NSHL). Mutational screening has usually focused on coding region of GJB2 gene. A few studies have been conducted on the non-coding region and exon 1. c.IVS1+1G>A (a splice site mutation in GJB2 gene have been detected as disruptive mutation. Del (GJB6 D13S1830) is found in many populations, but del (GJB6 D13S1854) is reported from a few restricted countries. This study was carried out to investigate the prevalence of splice site mutation c...
January 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004358/-13-c-and-15-n-chemical-shift-assignments-of-mammalian-y145stop-prion-protein-amyloid-fibrils
#14
Theint Theint, Philippe S Nadaud, Krystyna Surewicz, Witold K Surewicz, Christopher P Jaroniec
The Y145Stop prion protein (PrP23-144), which has been linked to the development of a heritable prionopathy in humans, is a valuable in vitro model for elucidating the structural and molecular basis of amyloid seeding specificities. Here we report the sequential backbone and side-chain (13)C and (15)N assignments of mouse and Syrian hamster PrP23-144 amyloid fibrils determined by using 2D and 3D magic-angle spinning solid-state NMR. The assigned chemical shifts were used to predict the secondary structures for the core regions of the mouse and Syrian hamster PrP23-144 amyloids, and the results compared to those for human PrP23-144 amyloid, which has previously been analyzed by solid-state NMR techniques...
December 21, 2016: Biomolecular NMR Assignments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998976/sialylation-controls-prion-fate-in-vivo
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Saurabh Srivastava, Elizaveta Katorcha, Martin L Daus, Peter Lasch, Michael Beekes, Ilia V Baskakov
Prions or PrP(Sc) are proteinaceous infectious agents that consist of misfolded, self-replicating states of a sialoglycoprotein called the prion protein or PrP(C) The current work tests a new hypothesis that sialylation determines the fate of prions in an organism. To begin, we produced control PrP(Sc) from PrP(C) using Protein Misfolding Cyclic Amplification (PMCAb), and also generated PrP(Sc) with reduced sialylation levels using the same method but with partially desialylated PrP(C) as a substrate (dsPMCAb)...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994401/streptococcus-agalactiae-endophthalmitis-in-boston-keratoprosthesis-in-a-patient-with-steven-johnson-syndrome
#16
Humoud M Al-Otaibi, Mohammed Talea, Omar Kirat, Donald U Stone, William N May, Igor Kozak
A 25-year-old Syrian male with a previous episode of Stevens-Johnson syndrome with bilateral corneal cicatrization previously underwent surgery for Type 1 Boston Keratoprosthesis (K-Pro). Sixteen months after the K-Pro surgery, the patient presented with decreased vision to hand motion and microbial keratitis of the graft around the K-Pro with purulent discharge. Corneal scrapings were nonrevealing. B-scan in 3 days showed increased debris in the vitreous cavity and thickened retinochoroidal layer. Intravitreal tap and injections of vancomycin and ceftazidime were performed...
October 2016: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993920/lives-uncovered-reflections-on-encounters-with-newly-arrived-syrians
#17
E Janet Warren
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 19, 2016: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992470/vaccination-coverage-cluster-surveys-in-middle-dreib-akkar-lebanon-comparison-of-vaccination-coverage-in-children-aged-12-59-months-pre-and-post-vaccination-campaign
#18
Rodolfo Rossi, Ramia Assaad, Arianna Rebeschini, Randa Hamadeh
INTRODUCTION: With the high proportion of refugee population throughout Lebanon and continuous population movement, it is sensible to believe that, in particular vulnerable areas, vaccination coverage may not be at an optimal level. Therefore, we assessed the vaccination coverage in children under 5 in a district of the Akkar governorate before and after a vaccination campaign. During the vaccination campaign, conducted in August 2015, 2,509 children were vaccinated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a pre- and post-vaccination campaign coverage surveys adapting the WHO EPI cluster survey to the Lebanese MoPH vaccination calendar...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983970/the-new-situation-of-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-after-syrian-civil-war-in-gaziantep-city-southeastern-region-of-turkey
#19
Ahmet Özkeklikçi, Mehmet Karakuş, Yusuf Özbel, Seray Töz
Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is an important public health problem with around 2.000 autochthonous reported cases each year in Turkey. Due to the civil war in Syria, Turkey received around three million refugees and they are mainly located at either camps or homes in south/southeastern part of Turkey. In the present study, we aimed to collect samples from CL suspected patients admitting to State Hospital in Gaziantep City and perform parasitological and DNA-based techniques for diagnosis as well as species identification of the parasite for better understanding the prevalence of each species among Turkish and Syrian patients in the region...
February 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983867/roles-of-rfrp-3-in-the-daily-and-seasonal-regulation-of-reproductive-activity-in-female-syrian-hamsters
#20
Jo B Henningsen, Caroline Ancel, Jens D Mikkelsen, François Gauer, Valérie Simonneaux
In females, reproductive activity relies on proper integration of daily and environmental changes as well as cyclic sex-steroid feedback. This study aimed at investigating the role of the hypothalamic Arg-Phe amide-related peptide (RFRP)-3 in the daily and seasonal control of reproductive activity in female Syrian hamsters, by analyzing the RFRP system and investigating the effects of central administration of RFRP-3 at different reproductive stages. In long day-adapted sexually active female hamsters, the number of c-Fos activated RFRP-ir neurons was reduced in the afternoon of diestrus and proestrus, the latter being correlated with increased kisspeptin activity and the LH surge...
December 16, 2016: Endocrinology
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