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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627931/hyperacoustic-hypoacusis-a-new-pontine-syndrome-case-report
#1
Mohammad Hassan A Noureldine, Raghid Kikano, Naji Riachi, Rechdi Ahdab
We herein report a unique case of a lateral pontine demyelinating lesion presenting with unilateral sensorineural hearing loss and paradoxical ipsilateral hyperacusis. The association of unilateral hearing loss and ipsilateral hyperacusis is a rare manifestation of a central nervous system lesion. The paradoxical combination of these symptoms strongly suggests pontine dysfunction and prompts urgent neurological evaluation.
June 19, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616420/investigation-effect-of-oral-chamomilla-on-sleep-quality-in-elderly-people-in-isfahan-a-randomized-control-trial
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Mehrdad Abdullahzadeh, Pegah Matourypour, Sayed Ali Naji
BACKGROUND: Elderly people often suffer from sleep disorders. Chamomile due to the many health benefits such as sedation may be effective in improving sleep quality in elderly people. This study aimed to determine the effect of Matricaria chamomilla extract on sleep quality in elderly people admitted to nursing homes of Isfahan in 2014. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study is a quasi-experimental clinical trial. The study population was 77 cases of elderly hospitalized in nursing homes...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600158/lorcaserin-plus-lifestyle-modification-for-weight-loss-maintenance-rationale-and-design-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jena Shaw Tronieri, Nasreen Alfaris, Ariana M Chao, Rebecca L Pearl, Naji Alamuddin, Zayna M Bakizada, Robert I Berkowitz, Thomas A Wadden
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Few studies have examined the efficacy of recently approved medications for chronic weight management in facilitating the maintenance of lost weight. This paper provides an overview of the design and rationale for a trial investigating whether lorcaserin, when combined with behavioral weight loss maintenance sessions (WLM), will facilitate the maintenance of losses of ≥5% of initial weight. METHODS: In this two-phase trial, participants with obesity will enroll in a 14-week run-in diet program consisting of weekly group lifestyle modification sessions and a 1000-1200kcal/d meal replacement diet...
June 16, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595075/adsorption-and-photocatalysis-efficiency-of-magnetite-quantum-dots-anchored-tin-dioxide-nanofibers-for-removal-of-mutagenic-compound-toxicity-evaluation-and-antibacterial-activity
#4
Ali Fakhri, Mahsa Naji, Pedram Afshar Nejad
The Magnetite Fe3O4 quantum dots anchored SnO2 nanofibers (Fe3O4 QDs/SnO2 NFs) have been synthesized using the facile one step hydrothermal method. The characteristic structure of synthesized Fe3O4 QDs/SnO2 NFs was analyzed using X-ray diffraction, Transmission electron Microscopy, Scanning electron microscopy, UV-vis diffuse reflectance, photoluminescence spectroscopy, and N2 adsorption-desorption instrumental techniques. The crystallites size of Fe3O4QDs/SnO2 NFs was 7.0nm. The average diameters of Fe3O4QDs/SnO2 NFs were 7...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591015/design-of-studies-for-antibiotic-treatment-of-acute-appendicitis-in-children-in-support-of-rcts
#5
Jan F Svensson, Barbora Patkova, Markus Almström, Hussein Naji, Tomas Wester, Nigel J Hall, Simon Eaton, Agostino Pierro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591013/response-to-letter-is-antibiotic-alternative-to-appendectomy
#6
Jan F Svensson, Barbora Patkova, Markus Almström, Hussein Naji, Nigel J Hall, Simon Eaton, Agostino Pierro, Tomas Wester
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584884/population-splitting-of-rodlike-swimmers-in-couette-flow
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Hossein Nili, Masoud Kheyri, Javad Abazari, Ali Fahimniya, Ali Naji
We present a quantitative analysis on the response of a dilute active suspension of self-propelled rods (swimmers) in a planar channel subjected to an imposed shear flow. To best capture the salient features of the shear-induced effects, we consider the case of an imposed Couette flow, providing a constant shear rate across the channel. We argue that the steady-state behavior of swimmers can be understood in the light of a population splitting phenomenon, occurring as the shear rate exceeds a certain threshold, initiating the reversal of the swimming direction for a finite fraction of swimmers from down- to upstream or vice versa, depending on the swimmer position within the channel...
June 6, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579787/the-impact-of-comorbid-psychiatric-disorders-on-methadone-maintenance-treatment-in-opioid-use-disorder-a-prospective-cohort-study
#8
Tea Rosic, Leen Naji, Monica Bawor, Brittany B Dennis, Carolyn Plater, David C Marsh, Lehana Thabane, Zainab Samaan
OBJECTIVE: There is a significant interindividual variability in treatment outcomes in methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) for opioid use disorder (OUD). This prospective cohort study examines the impact of comorbid psychiatric disorders on continued illicit opioid use in patients receiving MMT for OUD. METHODS: Data were collected from 935 patients receiving MMT in outpatient clinics between June 2011 and June 2015. Using linear regression analysis, we evaluated the impact of having a comorbid psychiatric disorder on continued illicit opioid use during MMT, adjusting for important confounders...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574836/hpv-associated-differential-regulation-of-tumor-metabolism-in-oropharyngeal-head-and-neck-cancer
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Young-Suk Jung, Abdo J Najy, Wei Huang, Seema Sethi, Michael Snyder, Wael Sakr, Gregory Dyson, Maik Hüttemann, Icksoo Lee, Rouba Ali-Fehmi, Silvia Franceschi, Linda Struijk, Harold E Kim, Ikuko Kato, Hyeong-Reh Choi Kim
HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer patients experience significantly lower locoregional recurrence and higher overall survival in comparison with HPV-negative patients, especially among those who received radiation therapy. The goal of the present study is to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the differential radiation sensitivity between HPV-negative and HPV-positive head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Here, we show that HPV-negative HNSCC cells exhibit increased glucose metabolism as evidenced by increased production of lactate, while HPV-positive HNSCC cells effectively utilize mitochondrial respiration as evidenced by increased oxygen consumption...
May 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570706/coplanar-uhf-rfid-tag-antenna-with-u-shaped-inductively-coupled-feed-for-metallic-applications
#10
Karrar Naji Salman, Alyani Ismail, Raja Syamsul Azmir Raja Abdullah, Tale Saeedi
In this paper, we present a novel compact, coplanar, tag antenna design for metallic objects. Electrically small antenna has designed for a UHF RFID (860-960 MHz) based on a proximity-coupled feed through. Furthermore, two symmetrical Via-loaded coplanar grounds fed by a U-shaped inductively coupled feed through an embedded transmission line. This configuration results in an antenna with dimensions of 31 × 19.5 × 3.065 mm3 at 915 MHz, and the total gain for the antenna is 0.12 dBi. The Via-loaded coplanar and U-shaped inductively coupled feeds allow the antenna to provide flexible tuning in terms of antenna impedance...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564587/effects-of-low-frequency-electrical-stimulation-of-the-anterior-piriform-cortex-on-kainate-induced-seizures-in-rats
#11
Arezou Bayat, Mark D Skopin, Sweta Joshi, Mithilesh Siddu, Loulwah Mukharesh, Sahar Jahan, Komei Tsuchiya, Phillip Connell, Naji Younes, Mohamad Z Koubeissi
OBJECTIVE: Recent evidence in animals and humans suggests that low-frequency stimulation (LFS) has significant antiepileptic properties. The anterior piriform cortex (APC) is a highly susceptible seizure-trigger zone and may be critical for the initiation and propagation of seizures originating from cortical and limbic foci. We used the kainic acid (KA) seizure model in rats to assess the therapeutic effect of LFS of the APC on seizures. METHODS: Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were implanted with electrodes in the left APC and recording electrodes bilaterally in the hippocampal CA3 regions...
May 28, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559420/incremental-prognostic-use-of-left-ventricular-global-longitudinal-strain-in-asymptomatic-minimally-symptomatic-patients-with-severe-bioprosthetic-aortic-stenosis-undergoing-redo-aortic-valve-replacement
#12
Peyman Naji, Shailee Shah, Lars G Svensson, A Marc Gillinov, Douglas R Johnston, L Leonardo Rodriguez, Richard A Grimm, Brian P Griffin, Milind Y Desai
BACKGROUND: With improved survival of patients undergoing primary bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement (AVR), reoperation to relieve severe prosthetic aortic stenosis (PAS) is increasing. Timing of redo surgery in asymptomatic/minimally symptomatic patients remains controversial. Left ventricular (LV) global longitudinal strain (GLS) is a marker of subclinical LV dysfunction. In asymptomatic/minimally symptomatic patients with severe PAS undergoing redo AVR, we sought to determine whether LV-GLS provides incremental prognostic use...
June 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550253/is-sleep-disruption-a-risk-factor-for-alzheimer-s-disease
#13
Arthur Cassa Macedo, Sara Balouch, Naji Tabet
Sleep disturbances are routinely encountered in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and affect about 25-40% of patients in the mild-to-moderate stages of the disease. In many, sleep pathology may represent a symptom of the underlying neurodegeneration. However, a history of sleep disruption occurring years prior to onset of cognitive symptoms could represent a potential risk factor for AD. The aim of the present narrative review was to evaluate current evidence linking sleep disturbances with AD development and to understand the mechanisms that may contribute to this...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533852/chilaiditi-syndrome
#14
Hicham Naji-Amrani, Aziz Ouarssani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515804/study-habits-of-canadian-urology-residents-implications-for-development-of-a-competence-by-design-curriculum
#15
Thomas A A Skinner, Louisa Ho, Naji J Touma
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the study habits of Canadian urology residents throughout their residency training. METHODS: A survey was administered to all final-year Canadian urology residents over a two-year period. Sixty-seven respondents answered a survey consisting of 54 questions scored on a 10-point Likert score. The survey addressed study habits throughout training, motivations for studying, and preferred resources used. RESULTS: Dedication to studying was directly correlated with proximity to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) exam...
March 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505970/efficacy-of-antidepressants-for-depression-in-alzheimer-s-disease-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
Vasiliki Orgeta, Naji Tabet, Ramin Nilforooshan, Robert Howard
BACKGROUND: Depression is common in people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) affecting overall outcomes and decreasing quality of life. Although depression in AD is primarily treated with antidepressants, there are few randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing efficacy and results have been conflicting. OBJECTIVES: To systematically review evidence on efficacy of antidepressant treatments for depression in AD. METHODS: Systematic review and meta-analysis of double blind RCTs comparing antidepressants versus placebo for depression in AD...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503240/response-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-to-ibrutinib-a-bruton-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-in-a-patient-treated-for-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#17
Gregory W Hosier, Naji J Touma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476019/mediastinal-lesions-across-the-age-spectrum-a-clinicopathological-comparison-between-pediatric-and-adult-patients
#18
Tingting Liu, Lika'a Fasih Y Al-Kzayer, Xiao Xie, Hua Fan, Shamil Naji Sarsam, Yozo Nakazawa, Lei Chen
The objective of this study was to identify the differences in histopathological distribution and clinical features of mediastinal lesions (MLs) across the age spectrum in Chinese series of patients and to compare with the available literature. A total of 409 cases of MLs, including 137 pediatric and 272 adult patients from a single institution, was reviewed and categorized into groups according to age. Among the 409 cases, the age showed a bimodal distribution with an increased incidence of MLs among (< 10 year) and (60-< 70 year) age groups...
April 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475974/ultraviolet-ultrasound-activated-persulfate-for-degradation-of-drug-by-zinc-selenide-quantum-dots-catalysis-and-microbiology-study
#19
Ali Fakhri, Mahsa Naji, Shiva Tahami
In this study, wet chemical method used for ZnSe quantum dots (QDs) and characterized by, UV-vis, photoluminescence spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. The crystallites size of ZnSe QDs was 4.0nm. The average diameters of ZnSe QDs were 3.0-5.3nm. Ritalin was degraded using the UV/ZnSe QDs/persulfate process. The several parameters investigated for the influence of Rtialin degradation were the temperature, the persulfate concentration, and the initial Ritalin concentration. The values of optimum parameters ware room temperature, concentration persulfate 5mmol/L and initial Ritalin concentration 0...
May 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473321/hyperpolarized-gas-diffusion-mri-of-biphasic-lung-inflation-in-short-and-long-term-emphysema-models
#20
Yi Xin, Maurizio Cereda, Stephen Kadlecek, Kiarash Emami, Hooman Hamedani, Ian Duncan, Jennia Rajaei, Liam Hughes, Natalie Meeder, Joseph Naji, Harrilla Profka, Brian J Bolognese, Joseph P Foley, Patricia L Podolin, Rahim R Rizi
During lung-inflation, airspace dimensions are affected non-linearly by both alveolar expansion and recruitment, potentially confounding the identification of emphysematous lung by hyperpolarized helium-3 diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (HP MRI). This study aimed to characterize lung inflation over a broad range of inflation volume and pressure values in two different models of emphysema, as well as in normal lungs. Elastase-treated rats (n=7) and healthy controls (n=7) were imaged with HP MRI. Gradual inflation was achieved by incremental changes to both inflation volume and airway pressure...
May 4, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
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