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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938687/mediastinal-lesions-across-the-age-spectrum-a-clinicopathological-comparison-between-pediatric-and-adult-patients
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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...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927742/the-effect-of-sex-and-menstrual-phase-on-memory-formation-during-nap
#2
Sara C Mednick, Negin Sattari, Elizabeth A McDevitt, Dagmara Panas, Mohammad Niknazar, Maryam Ahmadi, Mohsen Naji, Fiona Baker
Memory formation can be influenced by sleep and sex hormones in both men and women, and by the menstrual cycle in women. Though many studies have shown that sleep benefits the consolidation of memories, it is not clear whether this effect differs between men and women in general or according to menstrual phase in women. The present study investigated the effect of sex and menstrual cycle on memory consolidation of face-name associations (FNA) following a daytime nap. Recognition memory was tested using a face-name paired associates task with a polysomnographic nap between morning and evening testing...
September 16, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927609/structure-and-properties-of-oil-palm-based-nanocellulose-reinforced-chitosan-nanocomposite-for-efficient-synthesis-of-butyl-butyrate
#3
Nursyafiqah Elias, Sheela Chandren, Nursyafreena Attan, Naji Arafat Mahat, Fazira Ilyana Abdul Razak, Joazaizulfazli Jamalis, Roswanira Abdul Wahab
In this study, nanocellulose (NC) was successfully extracted from oil palm frond leaves (OPFL) using a combination of bleaching, alkaline treatment and acid hydrolysis. X-ray diffractogram revealed the extracted NC was crystalline with a crystallinity index of 70.2%. This indicates its suitability as nano-fillers for preparing the chitosan/nanocellulose (CS-NC) supports to immobilize Candida rugosa lipase (CRL) to produce the CRL/CS-NC biocatalysts. FTIR, FESEM and TGA characterizations of the CRL/CS-NC confirm the CRLs were successfully conjugated to the CS-NC supports...
November 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906406/parathyroid-hormone-in-relation-to-various-vitamin-d-metabolites-in-adult-females
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Nasser M Al-Daghri, Sobhy Yakout, Ihtisham Bukhari, Malak N K Khattak, Yousef Al-Saleh, Naji Aljohani, Omar S Al-Attas, Majed Alokail
Vitamin D binding protein (DBP) and albumin are the important determinants of circulatory 25(OH)D in adults. Physiological function of vitamin D is particularly regulated by DBPs. Serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) is considered as the biological activity reader of circulating 25(OH)D. We therefore examined the relationships between serum total, free, and bioavailable 25(OH)D versus PTH in apparently healthy Saudi female adults.A total of 350 apparently healthy Saudi female adults ([Mean ± standard deviation] age [years] 52...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904677/-pulmonary-nocardiosis-in-immunocompetent-patients-about-2-cases
#5
Yasmina Rhofir, Rachida Zahraoui, Nabil Tiress, Hicham Naji-Amrani, Mouna Soualhi, Jamal Eddine Bourkadi
Nocardiosis is a rare but severe infection caused by bacteria of the genus nocardia, which belong to the order actinomycetales. If they can affect immunocompetent adult, nocardioses are pathologies affecting the individuals with weakened immune system. Pulmonary involvement is the most common manifestation, its correct management is based on diagnosis, which is often delayed due to non-specific symptoms and inconclusive specimens. We here report two cases of nocardiosis in immunocompetent patients. The first case concerns a 24-year old man with a history of smoking and alcoholism, hospitalized for chest pain and hemoptysis of low abundance evolving for two months, associated with the occurrence of dorsal subcutaneous fistulized abscess...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894953/significant-genetic-association-of-a-functional-tfpi-variant-with-circulating-fibrinogen-levels-and-coronary-artery-disease
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Duraid Hamid Naji, Chengcheng Tan, Fabin Han, Yuanyuan Zhao, Junhan Wang, Dan Wang, Jingjing Fa, Sisi Li, Shanshan Chen, Qiuyun Chen, Chengqi Xu, Qing K Wang
The tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) gene encodes a protease inhibitor with a critical role in regulation of blood coagulation. Some genomic variants in TFPI were previously associated with plasma TFPI levels, however, it remains to be further determined whether TFPI variants are associated with other coagulation factors. In this study, we carried out a large population-based study with 2313 study subjects for blood coagulation data, including fibrinogen levels, prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), and thrombin time (TT)...
September 11, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884626/in-silico-and-empirical-approaches-toward-understanding-the-structural-adaptation-of-the-alkaline-stable-lipase-kv1-from-acinetobacter-haemolyticus
#7
Kalaivani Batumalaie, Mohamed Faraj Edbeib, Naji Arafat Mahat, Fahrul Huyop, Roswanira Abdul Wahab
Interests in Acinetobacter haemolyticus lipases are showing an increasing trend concomitant with growth of the enzyme industry and the widening search for novel enzymes and applications. Here, we present a structural model that reveals the key catalytic residues of lipase KV1 from A. haemolyticus. Homology modeling of the lipase structure was based on the structure of a carboxylesterase from the archaeon Archaeoglobus fulgidus as the template, which has a sequence that is 58% identical to that of lipase KV1...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881665/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...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870945/flattening-filter-free-vs-flattened-beams-for-lung-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy
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Pierre Annede, Julien Darreon, Ahcene Benkemouche, Simon Valdenaire, Marguerite Tyran, Bertrand Kaeppelin, Alban Macagno, Julien Barrou, Leonel Varela Cagetti, Veronique Favrel, Laurence Moureau-Zabotto, Laurence Gonzague, Pierre Fau, Cyrus Chargari, Agnes Tallet, Naji Salem
BACKGROUND/AIM: To assess the clinical impact of high dose rate stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in patients with lung neoplastic lesions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2014 to June 2016, a single-center retrospective analysis was performed including all patients treated by either flattening filter free (FFF) beams or flattening filter beams (FF) three-dimensional (3D) SBRT for lung neoplastic lesions. RESULTS: A total of 99 SBRT were performed on 75 patients...
September 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843247/corrigendum-to-subarachnoid-space-transplantation-of-schwann-and-or-olfactory-ensheathing-cells-following-severe-spinal-cord-injury-fails-to-improve-locomotor-recovery-in-rats-acta-med-iran-2016-54-9-562-569
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Mohsen Nategh, Masoumeh Firouzi, Mehdi Naji-Tehrani, Leila Oryadi Zanjani, Zahra Hassannejad, Mohammad Hosein Nabian, Shayan Abdollah Zadegan, Mehrbod Karimi, Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831678/evaluation-of-allergic-sensitization-in-lebanese-patients-with-allergic-conjunctivitis
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Nicolas Arej, Carla Irani, Youssef Abdelmassih, Elise Slim, Joelle Antoun, Riad Bejjani, Alexandre Schakal, Naji Waked
PURPOSE: To describe the profile of patients with allergic conjunctivitis (AC) regarding their demographics, symptomatology and specific allergen sensitization, in a Lebanese tertiary hospital. METHODS: Cross-sectional study conducted at the Hôtel-Dieu de France hospital (Beirut, Lebanon) during a period of 18 months. Patients with seasonal or perennial AC presenting for ophthalmic consultation had measurements of total and specific IgE. A matching group of patients with AC seen at the allergist office during the same period underwent skin prick tests (SPTs)...
August 22, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828171/serum-stweak-and-fgf-23-levels-in-hemodialysis-and-renal-transplant-patients
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H Eskandari Naji, A Ghorbanihaghjo, H Argani, S Raeisi, J Safa, A H Alirezaei, N Rashtchizadeh
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for patients with end-stage renal disease. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the changes in serum soluble TNF-like weak inducer of apoptosis (sTWEAK) and fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) in hemodialysis (HD) patients and renal transplant recipients (RTR). METHODS: Serum samples were obtained from 30 patients on chronic HD, 30 RTRs, and 30 normal controls. Biochemical factors, sTWEAK, FGF-23, and interlukin-6 (IL-6) were measured by standard methods...
2017: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826240/biosynthesis-characterization-of-magnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-and-evaluations-of-the-cytotoxicity-and-dna-damage-of-human-breast-carcinoma-cell-lines
#13
Ghassan M Sulaiman, Amer T Tawfeeq, Amal S Naji
Magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (MNPs) were synthesized using Albizia adianthifolia leaf extract as reducing and protecting agent. Colour changing, UV-Vis spectrum, X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) confirmed the biosynthesis and characterization of MNPs. The XRD pattern revealed that MNPs are crystalline in nature. FT-IR spectral analysis showed that MNPs was capped with plant constituents. From SEM analysis, the MNPs were generally found to be spherical in shape and the size was ranged 32-100 nm...
August 21, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818066/hepatoprotective-and-antioxidant-effects-of-single-clove-garlic-against-ccl4-induced-hepatic-damage-in-rabbits
#14
Khalid Mohammed Naji, Elham Shukri Al-Shaibani, Fatima A Alhadi, Safa'a Abdulrzaq Al-Soudi, Myrene R D'souza
BACKGROUND: The increase in demand and consumption of single clove garlic or 'Solo garlic' (Allium sativum) has resulted in an increase in research on its therapeutic properties. The present study aims to evaluate the antioxidant activities, oxidant-scavenging efficiency and preventive effects of SCG (single clove garlic) and MCG (multi clove garlic) on CCl4-induced acute hepatotoxicity in male rabbits. METHODS: For this purpose, rabbits were orally administered with 3 ml of CCl4 /kg of body weight, followed by 0...
August 17, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808509/an-educational-intervention-to-increase-awareness-reduces-unnecessary-laboratory-testing-in-an-internal-medicine-resident-run-clinic
#15
Erika Leung, Shuang Song, Omar Al-Abboud, Shahed Shams, John English, Wisam Naji, Yafei Huang, Leon Robison, Fred Balis, Hameem I Kawsar
At our resident-run clinic in an underserved community, laboratory test costs in 2013 exceeded the government subsidy by $400 000. To optimize limited resources and improve patient care, an education program to reduce testing was implemented. Between November 2014 and January 2015, residents attended lectures on utilization of laboratory testing, focusing on standard practice guidelines, and analyses of unnecessary tests. Multivariate nonparametric statistical methods and subgroup analysis were used to evaluate cost reduction...
July 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803391/mutational-analysis-of-the-rb1-gene-and-the-inheritance-patterns-of-retinoblastoma-in-jordan
#16
Yacoub A Yousef, Abdelghani Tbakhi, Maysa Al-Hussaini, Ibrahim AlNawaiseh, Ala Saab, Amal Afifi, Maysa Naji, Mona Mohammad, Rasha Deebajah, Imad Jaradat, Iyad Sultan, Mustafa Mehyar
Retinoblastoma (RB) is a childhood cancer developing in the retina due to RB1 pathologic variant. Herein we are evaluating the oncogenic mutations in the RB1 gene and the inheritance patterns of RB in the Jordanian patients. In this prospective study, the peripheral blood of 50 retinoblastoma patients was collected, genomic DNA was extracted, mutations were identified using Quantitative multiplex PCR (QM-PCR), Allele-specific PCR, Next Generation Sequencing analysis, and Sanger sequencing. In this cohort of 50 patients, 20(40%) patients had unilateral RB and 30(60%) were males...
August 12, 2017: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800107/sequestration-effect-on-the-open-cyclic-switchable-property-of-warfarin-induced-by-cyclodextrin-time-resolved-fluorescence-study
#17
Naji Al-Dubaili, Na'il Saleh
The excited-state lifetimes of the anticoagulant drug warfarin (W) in water and in the absence and presence of methyl-β-cyclodextrins (Me-β-CD) were recorded using time-resolved fluorescence measurements. Selective excitation of the open and cyclic protonated isomers of W were acquired with laser emitting diodes (LED) producing 320 and 280 nm excitation pulses, respectively. Formation of the inclusion complex was checked by UV-visible absorption spectroscopy, and the values of binding constants (2.9 × 10³ M(-1) and 4...
August 11, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789685/remote-monitoring-of-cardiorespiratory-signals-from-a-hovering-unmanned-aerial-vehicle
#18
Ali Al-Naji, Asanka G Perera, Javaan Chahl
BACKGROUND: Remote physiological measurement might be very useful for biomedical diagnostics and monitoring. This study presents an efficient method for remotely measuring heart rate and respiratory rate from video captured by a hovering unmanned aerial vehicle (UVA). The proposed method estimates heart rate and respiratory rate based on the acquired signals obtained from video-photoplethysmography that are synchronous with cardiorespiratory activity. METHODS: Since the PPG signal is highly affected by the noise variations (illumination variations, subject's motions and camera movement), we have used advanced signal processing techniques, including complete ensemble empirical mode decomposition with adaptive noise (CEEMDAN) and canonical correlation analysis (CCA) to remove noise under these assumptions...
August 8, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780324/acinetobacter-baumannii-virulence-is-enhanced-by-the-combined-presence-of-virulence-factors-genes-phospholipase-c-plcn-and-elastase-lasb
#19
Sawsan Mohammed Kareem, Israa M S Al-Kadmy, Marwah Hasan Al-Kaabi, Sarah Naji Aziz, Mohammad Ahmad
The ability of multidrug resistance Acinetobacter baumannii to persist in any circumstances regard to the acquisition of many virulence factors genes and antibiotic resistance genes is major concern in the hospitals environments. In this study, thirty A. baumannii isolates were collected from blood infections from hospitalized patients were subjected to screening for virulence factors genes plcN and lasB by conventional PCR. The pathogenicity of representative isolates bearing these gene were tested using galleria mellonella infection assay and adhesion-invasion assay on A549 cell line, and compared with other strain without this gene...
August 2, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777787/corrigendum-analysis-of-self-antigen-specificity-of-islet-infiltrating-t-cells-from-human-donors-with-type-1-diabetes
#20
Jenny Aurielle B Babon, Megan E DeNicola, David M Blodgett, Inne Crèvecoeur, Thomas S Buttrick, René Maehr, Rita Bottino, Ali Naji, John Kaddis, Wassim Elyaman, Eddie A James, Rachana Haliyur, Marcela Brissova, Lut Overbergh, Chantal Mathieu, Thomas Delong, Kathryn Haskins, Alberto Pugliese, Martha Campbell-Thompson, Clayton Mathews, Mark A Atkinson, Alvin C Powers, David M Harlan, Sally C Kent
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 4, 2017: Nature Medicine
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