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Rafael Canfield Brianese, Kivvi Duarte de Mello Nakamura, Fernanda Gabriella Dos Santos Ramos de Almeida, Rodrigo Fernandes Ramalho, Bruna Durães de Figueiredo Barros, Elisa Napolitano E Ferreira, Maria Nirvana da Cruz Formiga, Victor Piana de Andrade, Vladmir Claudio Cordeiro de Lima, Dirce Maria Carraro
PURPOSE: BRCA1 germline mutation is closely associated with triple-negative breast cancer. BRCA deficiency leads to impaired DNA repair and tumor development, and understanding this deficiency, in both hereditary and sporadic scenarios, is of great clinical and biological interest. Here, we investigated germline or somatic events that might lead to BRCA1 impairment in triple-negative breast cancer. We also analyzed the clinical implications associated with BRCA deficiency. METHODS: Next-generation sequencing for the BRCA1/2 genes and multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) for the BRCA1 gene were performed for mutation screening...
November 7, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Farzin Khorvash, Mohammed Reza Yazdani, Ali Asghar Soudi, Shiva Shabani, Nirvana Tavahen
BACKGROUND: Multi-drug resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae has been considered as a serious global threat. This study was done to investigate carbapenemase producing genomes among K. pneumoniae isolates in Isfahan, Central Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a cross-sectional study from 2011 to 2012, 29 carbapenem resistant (according to disc diffusion method) carbapenemase producing (according to modified Hodge test) K. pneumoniae strains were collected from Intensive Care Unit (ICUs) of Al-Zahra referral Hospital...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
Adel F Alothman, Abdulhakeem O Althaqafi, Madonna J Matar, Rima Moghnieh, Thamer H Alenazi, Fayssal M Farahat, Shelby Corman, Caitlyn T Solem, Nirvana Raghubir, Cynthia Macahilig, Claudie Charbonneau, Jennifer M Stephens
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to document the burden and treatment patterns associated with invasive fungal infections (IFIs) due to Candida and Aspergillus species in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. METHODS: A retrospective chart review study was conducted using data recorded from 2011 to 2012 from hospitals in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. Patients were included if they had been discharged with a diagnosis of IFI due to Candida or Aspergillus, which was culture proven or suspected based on clinical criteria...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
Maria Nirvana da Cruz Formiga, Marcello Ferretti Fanelli, Aldo Lourenço Abadde Dettino, Ulisses Ribaldo Nicolau, Marcelo Cavicchioli, Eduardo Nóbrega Pereira Lima, Celso Abdon Lopes de Mello
BACKGROUND: Identify in advance responder patients to chemotherapy in metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) would allow prompt interruption of ineffective therapies in non-responder patients. Hence, predictive markers are sought in numerous trials to detect responder patients, including tumor shrinkage measured by imaging methods. Usually, Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) is used to evaluate tumor response in metastatic CRC, but these criteria are questionable with use of biological agents associated to chemotherapy...
June 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Ashraf El Houfi, Nadeem Javed, Caitlyn T Solem, Cynthia Macahilig, Jennifer M Stephens, Nirvana Raghubir, Richard Chambers, Jim Z Li, Seema Haider
OBJECTIVES: To describe real-world treatment patterns and health care resource use and to estimate opportunities for early-switch (ES) from intravenous (IV) to oral (PO) antibiotics and early-discharge (ED) for patients hospitalized in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) complicated skin and soft tissue infections. METHODS: This retrospective observational medical chart review study enrolled physicians from four UAE sites to collect data for 24 patients with documented MRSA complicated skin and soft tissue infections, hospitalized between July 2010 and June 2011, and discharged alive by July 2011...
2015: Infection and Drug Resistance
Nirvana Sadaghianloo, Elixène Jean-Baptiste, Hacène Gaid, Mohamed S Islam, Christophe Robino, Serge Declemy, Alan Dardik, Réda Hassen-Khodja
OBJECTIVE: The timing and urgency of salvage attempts for acutely thrombosed hemodialysis vascular accesses remain poorly defined. We examined the outcome of early surgical thrombectomy after acute access thrombosis to assess the influence of expedited timing on access salvage. METHODS: Between January 2007 and October 2012, 114 surgical thrombectomy attempts were performed on 82 patients to salvage 89 accesses. The time between the diagnosis of thrombosis and admission to the operative suite (T1), the time between diagnosis and the following dialysis session (T2), and clinical and biologic parameters were collected prospectively...
May 2014: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Aurélien Mousnier, Elixène Jean-Baptiste, Nirvana Sadaghianloo, Serge Declemy, Sophie Brizzi, Réda Hassen-Khodja
BACKGROUND: Subintimal recanalization allows for the treatment of percutaneously extended occlusive lesions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and short- and mid-term results of subintimal recanalization in the treatment of femoropopliteal occlusive lesions in patients with critical ischemia. METHODS: Between January 2009 and December 2010, consecutive patients with critical ischemia presenting with femoropopliteal arterial occlusion were included in this study...
May 2013: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Subramani Sellappan, Casimir C Akoh
Vidalia onion varieties Nirvana, DPS 1032, Yellow 2025, King-Midas, and SBO 133 grown at Vidalia, Georgia, were analyzed for flavonoid content. A high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method with photodiode array detection was used for quantification. Compounds were analyzed as aglycons after acid hydrolysis with 1.2 M HCl. Identification of each compound was based on comparison of its retention time and UV spectra with those of pure commercial standards. Three major flavonoids, kaempferol, myricetin, and quercetin, were identified and quantified...
September 11, 2002: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
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