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Catherine Kim, Vanita R Aroda, Ronald B Goldberg, Naji Younes, Sharon L Edelstein, MaryLou Carrion-Petersen, David A Ehrmann
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March 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Cyndya A Shibao, Jorge E Celedonio, Robyn Tamboli, Reem Sidani, Latisha Love-Gregory, Terri Pietka, Yanhua Xiong, Yan Wei, Naji N Abumrad, Nada A Abumrad, Charles Robb Flynn
Context: Abnormal fatty acid (FA) metabolism contributes to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The FA receptor CD36 has been linked to risk of metabolic syndrome. In rodents CD36 regulates various aspects of fat metabolism but whether it has similar actions in humans is unknown. We examined impact of a coding single-nucleotide polymorphism in CD36 on post-prandial hormone and bile acid (BA) responses. Objective: To examine if the minor allele (G) of coding CD36 variant rs3211938 (G/T) which reduces CD36 level by approximately 50% influences hormonal responses to a high-fat meal (HFM)...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
I P M Jordans, R de Leeuw, S I Stegwee, N N Amso, P N Barri-Soldevila, T van den Bosch, T Bourne, H A M Brolmann, O Donnez, M Dueholm, W J K Hehenkamp, N Jastrow, D Jurkovic, R Mashiach, O Naji, I Streuli, D Timmerman, L F Vd Voet, J A F Huirne
OBJECTIVES: To generate a uniform, internationally recognized guideline for detailed uterine niche evaluation by ultrasonography in non-pregnant women using a modified Delphi method amongst international experts. METHODS: Fifteen international gynecological experts were recruited by their membership of the European niche taskforce group. All experts were physicians with extensive experience in niche evaluation in clinical practice and/or authors of niche studies...
March 14, 2018: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Leen Naji, Harkanwal Randhawa, Zahra Sohani, Brittany Dennis, Deanna Lautenbach, Owen Kavanagh, Monica Bawor, Laura Banfield, Jason Profetto
PURPOSE: Although the digital rectal examination (DRE) is commonly performed to screen for prostate cancer, there is limited data to support its use in primary care. This review and meta-analysis aims to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of DRE in screening for prostate cancer in primary care settings. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Embase, DARE (Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) from their inception to June 2016...
March 2018: Annals of Family Medicine
Anand Chandrasekhar, Chang-Sei Kim, Mohammed Naji, Keerthana Natarajan, Jin-Oh Hahn, Ramakrishna Mukkamala
High blood pressure (BP) is a major cardiovascular risk factor that is treatable, yet hypertension awareness and control rates are low. Ubiquitous BP monitoring technology could improve hypertension management, but existing devices require an inflatable cuff and are not compatible with such anytime, anywhere measurement of BP. We extended the oscillometric principle, which is used by most automatic cuff devices, to develop a cuff-less BP monitoring device using a smartphone. As the user presses her/his finger against the smartphone, the external pressure of the underlying artery is steadily increased while the phone measures the applied pressure and resulting variable-amplitude blood volume oscillations...
March 7, 2018: Science Translational Medicine
Andrew R Crawford, Naji Alamuddin, Anastassia Amaro
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We review recent studies discussing the impact of pharmacologic agents for weight loss on clinical cardiovascular events, as well as cardiometabolic risk factors. RECENT FINDINGS: Pharmacotherapy with current FDA-approved medications for weight loss can significantly improve known risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, insulin resistance, inflammatory biomarkers, and the quantity of visceral fat, as well as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease...
March 6, 2018: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
Zohreh Naji Ebrahimi Yazd, Sara Hosseinian, Mohammad Naser Shafei, Alireza Ebrahimzadeh Bideskan, Nazanin Entezari Heravi, Soghra Parhizgar, Samira Shahraki, Zahra Samadi Noshahr, Somayeh Mahzari, Abolfazl Khajavi Rad
INTRODUCTION: Nephropathy is an important side effect of doxorubicin. The aim of the current study was to investigate the protective effect of Plantago major extract against doxorubicin-induced functional and histological damage in rat's kidney. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty Albino rats were randomly divided into 6 groups. Doxorubicin, 5 mg/kg, was injected intravenously on the 7th day of the study. Animals were treated with dexamethasone, 0.9 mg/kg, vitamin E, 100 mg/kg, and P major extract, 600 mg/kg and 1200 mg/kg, for 7 days before and 4 weeks after doxorubicin administration...
March 2018: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
Khalid Al-Rubeaan, Nahla Bawazeer, Yousuf Al Farsi, Amira M Youssef, Abdulrahman A Al-Yahya, Hamid AlQumaidi, Basim M Al-Malki, Khalid A Naji, Khalid Al-Shehri, Fahd I Al Rumaih
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March 5, 2018: BMC Endocrine Disorders
Xin Xiong, Duraid Hamied Naji, Binbin Wang, Yuanyuan Zhao, Junhan Wang, Dan Wang, Yuting Zhang, Sisi Li, Shanshan Chen, Yufeng Huang, Qin Yang, Xiaojing Wang, Dan Yin, Xin Tu, Qiuyun Chen, Xu Ma, Chengqi Xu, Qing K Wang
BACKGROUND: The serum level of osteoprotegerin (encoded by OPG or TNFRSF11B) was previously shown to be increased in patients with ischemic stroke. A single nucleotide polymorphism rs3134069 in the TNFRSF11B gene was previously associated with ischemic stroke in a population of diabetic patients in Italy. It remains to be determined whether rs3134069 is associated with ischemic stroke in the general population or populations without diabetes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We genotyped rs3134069 and performed a case-control association study to test whether rs3134069 is associated with ischemic stroke in 2 independent Chinese Han populations, including a China-Central population with 1629 cases and 1504 controls and a China-Northern population with 1206 cases and 720 controls...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Andreas Habertheuer, Laxminarayana Korutla, Susan Rostami, Sanjana Reddy, Priti Lal, Ali Naji, Prashanth Vallabhajosyula
OBJECTIVE: In heart transplantation, there is a critical need for development of biomarkers to noninvasively monitor cardiac allografts for immunologic rejection or injury. Exosomes are tissue-specific nanovesicles released into circulation by many cell types. Their profiles are dynamic, reflecting conditional changes imposed on their tissue counterparts. We proposed that a transplanted heart releases donor-specific exosomes into the recipient's circulation that are conditionally altered during immunologic rejection...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Faysal Naji, Arshia Pedram Javidan, Shawn Khan, Varun Srivatsav, Theodore Rapanos, John Harlock
OBJECTIVE: During the past decades, there has been an increasing emphasis on the use of high-quality evidence to inform clinical decision-making. The purpose of our study was to assess trends in the level of evidence (LOE) of abstracts presented at the Vascular Annual Meeting from 2012 to 2016. METHODS: All Vascular Annual Meeting abstracts for 2012 to 2016 were obtained through the Journal of Vascular Surgery. Two reviewers independently screened abstracts for eligibility...
March 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Rabia Mushtaq, Jyotsna Pundir, Chiara Achilli, Osama Naji, Yacoub Khalaf, Tarek El-Toukhy
Men with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or over are more likely to have reduced fertility and fecundity rates. This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluated the effect of male BMI on IVF and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) outcome. An electronic search for published literature was conducted in MEDLINE and EMBASE between 1966 and November 2016. Outcome measures were clinical pregnancy rates (CPR) and live birth rates (LBR) per IVF or ICSI cycle. Eleven studies were identified, including 14,372 cycles; nine reported CPR and seven reported LBR...
February 2, 2018: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
Tilo Grosser, Ali Naji, Garret A FitzGerald
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February 16, 2018: Circulation Research
Mohanad Naji Sahib
Background: Any educational program should be implemented with a good understanding of the population's beliefs. Therefore, the aims of this study were to validate the Arabic version of the Osteoporosis Health Belief Scale (OHBS-A) and assess the osteoprotective attitude among the Iraqi population. Methods: A cross-sectional design, with a random cluster sampling method from the community, was used. The forward-backward-forward translation method was used to translate the questionnaire from English to Arabic...
2018: Patient Preference and Adherence
Eyad Alqasim, Abdulla Aljowder, Naji Alammari, Amani A Joudeh
A young patient presented with a progressive right knee pain and swelling that was worse on ambulation. Following appropriate investigations, he was confirmed having Ewing's sarcoma of the right patella. Two cycles of chemotherapy were initiated before he sustained a fall and a resultant pathological patellar fracture. He finally underwent a total right patellectomy and extensor mechanism reconstruction using Achilles tendon allograft in an attempt to eradicate the disease and salvage his knee extensor mechanism...
February 7, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Naji Al-Dubaili, Khaled El-Tarabily, Na'il Saleh
We report the control of imazalil (IMZ) antifungal activity utilizing its non-covalent assembly with β-cyclodextrins (β-CD) and cucurbit[8]uril (CB8) macrocycles, as well as its stimuli-responsive disassembly with cadaverine. The NMR results are consistent with inclusion of a single IMZ molecule inside the cavities of either CB8 from its aromatic site or β-CD from its aliphatic end. Efficient complex formation with both host molecules and controlled released upon the addition of cadaverine is supported by NMR measurements...
February 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
Nasser M Al-Daghri, Mohammed Ghouse Ahmed Ansari, Shaun Sabico, Yousef Al-Saleh, Naji J Aljohani, Hanan Alfawaz, Mohammed Alharbi, Abdulaziz M Al-Othman, Majed S Alokail, Sunil J Wimalawansa
Vitamin D deficiency is rampant in the Middle East, even in children and adolescents. This study was designed to investigate the effects of different vitamin D repletion strategies commonly used on serum vitamin D levels of Saudi adolescents. STUDY DESIGN: A 6-month multi-center, controlled, clinical study, involving 34 schools in the central region of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Different strategies of vitamin D supplementation were tested (200 ml fortified milk of different brands or vitamin D tablet (1,000IU)...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
K T El Hadidi, B M Medhat, N M Abdel Baki, H Abdel Kafy, W Abdelrahaman, A Y Yousri, D H Attia, M Eissa, D El Dessouki, I Elgazzar, F T Elgengehy, N El Ghobashy, H El Hadary, G El Mardenly, H El Naggar, A M El Nahas, R M El Refai, H Allah El Rwiny, R M Elsman, M Galal, S Ghoniem, L A Maged, S M Sally, H Naji, S Saad, M Shaaban, M Sharaf, N Sobhy, R M Soliman, T S El Hadidi
Introduction Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem autoimmune disease that can vary among different ethnic and racial groups. Objective The objective of this paper is to study the prevalence of various manifestations of SLE in a sample of the Egyptian population. Patients and methods Information in this study was derived from the medical records of SLE patients who sought medical advice at a private clinic in Cairo from January 1980 to June 2016. Results This study included 1109 SLE patients, of whom 114 (10...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
Lika'a Fasih Y Al-Kzayer, Shamil Naji Sarsam, Nagham Younus Alhur, Tingting Liu, Yozo Nakazawa
Goldenhar´s syndrome (GS) also known as oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum (OAVS) is a relatively rare condition. GS is of multifactorial etiology that includes environmental and/or genetic factors, in addition to teratogens that disturb the blastogenesis. A 5-year-old girl from Saudi Arabia, was a member of dizygotic twins conceived by assisted reproductive technology (ART), and born with features of GS. She had asymmetrical face, cleft lip and palate, right microphthalmia and microtia. Radiological imaging showed right maxillary and mandibular bone hypoplasia, asymmetrically enlarged parietal foramina, a persistent midline occipital foramen, abnormal bone arising from occipital bone, extending along tentorium cerebelli, and a lipoma at the right tentorium cerebelli...
January 5, 2018: Oncotarget
Lei Lynn, Dana Kay, Naji Younes, Sabyasachi Sen, Vivek Jain
BACKGROUND: Diabetes Mellitus is one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States and worldwide. In 2009 the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommended using A1C greater than 6.5% to diagnose diabetes. Hemoglobin A1C can be measured by laboratory and Point-of-Care (POC) methods. It is important to compare results obtained by the two modalities to determine the proper use of these tests. METHODS: One hundred fifteen patients were identified to have both POC and laboratory A1C values obtained on the same day, between August 2013 and August 2014...
February 6, 2018: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
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