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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783175/hiv-viral-suppression-in-oman-encouraging-progress-toward-achieving-the-united-nations-third-90
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Ali Elgalib, Samir Shah, Zeyana Al-Habsi, Maha Al-Fouri, Halima Al-Sawafi, Jalila Al-Noumani, Adil Al-Baloushi, Saad Al-Alawi, Salma Al-Badi, Zainab Mohammed, Jokha Al-Ghafri, Asma Suleimani, Huda Al-Mashani, Jyothish Raju, Saada Al-Riyami, Muna Al-Shukri, Abdul Wahab, Bilal Hussain, Khalifa Al-Naabi, Anantha Narayan, Noreen Oliveros, George Prasad, Ahmed Hussein, Rajeev Kashyp, Khalid Al-Shardi, Ahmed Nada, Shakil Akhwand, Bina Kamble, Kawthar Al-Aamri, Suad Al-Mukhaini, Hanan Al-Kindi, Faryal Khamis, Amal Al-Maani, Idris Al-Abaidani, Seif Al-Abri
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of capacity-building interventions introduced by the Oman National AIDS Programme on the quality of HIV care in the country. METHODS: HIV viral load (VL) suppression and loss to follow-up (LTFU) rates were calculated for the period before (in December 2015; n=1098) and after (in June 2017; n=1185) the introduction of the interventions: training, support, and care pathway development. Three HIV VL cuts-offs at last measurement in the year of interest were used to define VL suppression...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783031/a-unique-all-payer-rate-setting-system-controls-the-cost-but-not-the-racial-disparity-in-lower-extremity-revascularization-procedures
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Besma Nejim, Robert J Beaulieu, Husain Alshaikh, Mohammed Hamouda, Joseph Canner, Mahmoud B Malas
BACKGROUND: Patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) often have high comorbidity burden that may complicate post-interventional course and drive increased healthcare expenditures. Racial disparity had been observed in lower extremity revascularization (LER) patterns and outcomes. In 2014, Maryland adopted an all-payer rate setting system to limit the rising hospitalization costs. This resulted in an aggregate payment system in which hospital compensation takes place as an overall per capita expenditure for hospital services...
May 18, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783013/multiple-hereditary-exostoses-with-tetraparesis-due-to-cervical-spine-osteochondroma
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Ali Akhaddar, Mohamed Zyani, Issam Rharrassi
This is a case report about a 34-year-old man with hereditary multiple exostoses presented with gradual tetraparesis. Neuroimaging evaluation revealed an important posterior spinal cord compression by a C3 bony formation. Following posterior microsurgical decompression, the patient recovered nearly completely. Histopathological examination of the intraspinal lesion confirmed the diagnosis of benign osteochondroma. The patient returned to a normal life without evidence of recurrence at 2-year follow-up.
May 18, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782984/design-and-development-of-novel-hyaluronate-modified-nanoparticles-for-combo-delivery-of-curcumin-and-alendronate-fabrication-characterization-and-cellular-and-molecular-evidence-of-enhanced-bone-regeneration
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Jinlei Dong, Hnin Ei Thu, Mohammed A S Abourehab, Zahid Hussain
Osteoporosis is a medical condition of fragile bones with an increased susceptibility to bone fracture. Despite having availability of a wide range of pharmacological agents, prevalence of this metabolic disorder is continuously escalating. Owing to excellent biomedical achievements of nanomedicines in the last few decades, we aimed combo delivery of bone anti-resorptive agent, alendronate (ALN), and bone density enhancing drug, curcumin (CUR), in the form of polymeric nanoparticles. To further optimize the therapeutic efficacy, the prepared ALN/CUR nanoparticles were decorated with hyaluronic acid which is a well-documented biomacromolecule having exceptional bone regenerating potential...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782799/highly-efficient-perovskite-solar-cells-with-gradient-bilayer-electron-transport-materials
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Xiu Gong, Qiang Sun, Shuangshuang Liu, Peizhe Liao, Yan Shen, Carole Graetzel, Shaik Mohammed Zakeeruddin, Michael Grätzel, Mingkui Wang
Electron transport layers (ETLs) with suitable energy level alignment for facilitating charge carrier transport as well as electron extraction are essential for planar heterojunction perovskite solar cells (PSCs) to achieve high open-circuit voltage (VOC) and short-circuit current. Herein we systematically investigate band offset between ETL and perovskite absorber by tuning F doping level in SnO2 nanocrystal. We demonstrate that gradual substitution of F- into the SnO2 ETL can effectively reduce the band offset and result in a substantial increase in device VOC...
May 21, 2018: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782401/is-neuraxial-anesthesia-appropriate-for-cesarean-delivery-in-all-cases-of-morbidly-adherent-placenta
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Mohamed Mohamed Tawfik, Mohamed Ahmed Tolba, Sarah Salah Moawad, Khalid Samir Ismail, Mohamed Elsayed Taman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 17, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782345/precision-surgery-for-obesity
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Zhiyong Dong, Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam, Enan Simms-Walker, Cunchuan Wang
Precision medicine is targeted towards improving the effectiveness of treatment, reducing the side effects of drugs and reducing medical costs. The application of precision surgery for obesity is a new concept that involves 2 stages: the first stage is to attain a precise obesity surgery, and the second stage is to achieve individualized obese gene therapy. In this article, we discuss the value of precision surgery for obesity, its stages and its future application to improve obesity surgery. Due to recent advancements in medical technologies, genetics, surgical and clinical research; precision surgery for obesity will lead the future of obesity surgery...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782333/the-role-of-clinic-blood-pressure-for-the-diagnosis-of-hypertension
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Mohamed Ayan, Sabeeda Kadarath, Patrick T Campbell
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recent data from randomized clinical trials and updates to hypertension guidelines warrant a review of the literature for the diagnosis and management of hypertension in the clinic setting. Although there have been significant advances in ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring and home BP monitoring, office BP (OBP) measurements remains the primary means of diagnosis and treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: The current review focuses on updated guidelines, proper technique, device selection, and the recent controversy regarding unattended BP measurements...
May 17, 2018: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782201/positional-and-dimensional-temporomandibular-joint-changes-after-correction-of-posterior-crossbite-in-growing-patients-a-systematic-review
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Mohamed T Ellabban, Ahmed I Abdul-Aziz, Mona M Salah Fayed, Mai H AboulFotouh, Ehab S Elkattan, Mushira M Dahaba
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the positional and dimensional temporomandibular joint (TMJ) changes after correction of posterior crossbite in growing patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic unrestricted search was done in six databases until June 27, 2017. A manual search in the reference lists of the included studies and gray literature was also performed. The eligibility criteria included randomized controlled trials and prospective nonrandomized controlled clinical trials and a sample of growing subjects with posterior crossbite that required maxillary expansion...
May 22, 2018: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781424/review-analysis-and-impact-of-co-circulating-h5n1-and-h9n2-avian-influenza-viruses-in-bangladesh
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Rokshana Parvin, Jahan Ara Begum, Mohammed Nooruzzaman, Emdadul Haque Chowdhury, Mohammad Rafiqul Islam, Thomas W Vahlenkamp
Almost the full range of 16 haemagglutinin (HA) and nine neuraminidase subtypes of avian influenza viruses (AIVs) has been detected either in waterfowl, land-based poultry or in the environment in Bangladesh. AIV infections in Bangladesh affected a wide range of host species of terrestrial poultry. The highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) H5N1 and low pathogenic AI H9N2 were found to co-circulate and be well entrenched in the poultry population, which has caused serious damage to the poultry industry since 2007...
May 21, 2018: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781116/trends-and-current-challenges-of-breast-cancer-in-tunisia-a-retrospective-study-of-1262-cases-with-survival-analysis
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Imtinene Belaid, Leila Ben Fatma, Faten Ezzairi, Makrem Hochlaf, Imene Chabchoub, Olfa Gharbi, Salma Gahbiche, Moncef Mokni, Abdelfattah Zakhama, Mohamed Bibi, Hedi Khairi, Slim Ben Ahmed
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 20, 2018: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780903/refractory-interface-haze-developing-after-epithelial-ingrowth-following-laser-in-situ-keratomileusis-and-small-aperture-corneal-inlay-implantation
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Rafic Antonios, Nada S Jabbur, Mohammed A Ahmed, Shady T Awwad
Purpose: To report the occurrence and the management of refractory interface haze that developed after epithelial ingrowth following small aperture inlay implantation. Observations: A 52 year-old man with sub-clinical anterior basement membrane dystrophy (ABMD) underwent combined hyperopic laser in situ keratomileusis and KAMRA corneal inlay implantation to correct presbyopia. Post-operatively, epithelial ingrowth developed requiring debridement and KAMRA removal...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780666/chitin-distribution-in-the-oithona-digestive-and-reproductive-systems-revealed-by-fluorescence-microscopy
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Kevin Sugier, Benoit Vacherie, Astrid Cornils, Patrick Wincker, Jean-Louis Jamet, Mohammed-Amin Madoui
Among copepods, which are the most abundant animals on Earth, the genus Oithona is described as one of the most numerous and plays a major role in the marine food chain and biogeochemical cycles, particularly through the excretion of chitin-coated fecal pellets. Despite the morphology of several Oithona species is well known, knowledge of its internal anatomy and chitin distribution is still limited. To answer this problem, Oithona nana and O. similis individuals were stained by Wheat Germ Agglutinin-Fluorescein IsoThioCyanate (WGA-FITC) and DiAmidino-2-PhenylIndole (DAPI) for fluorescence microscopy observations...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780400/led-lighting-modification-of-growth-metabolism-yield-and-flour-composition-in-wheat-by-spectral-quality-and-intensity
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István Monostori, Márk Heilmann, Gábor Kocsy, Marianna Rakszegi, Mohamed Ahres, Susan B Altenbach, Gabriella Szalai, Magda Pál, Dávid Toldi, Livia Simon-Sarkadi, Noémi Harnos, Gábor Galiba, Éva Darko
The use of light-emitting diode (LED) technology for plant cultivation under controlled environmental conditions can result in significant reductions in energy consumption. However, there is still a lack of detailed information on the lighting conditions required for optimal growth of different plant species and the effects of light intensity and spectral composition on plant metabolism and nutritional quality. In the present study, wheat plants were grown under six regimens designed to compare the effects of LED and conventional fluorescent lights on growth and development, leaf photosynthesis, thiol and amino acid metabolism as well as grain yield and flour quality of wheat...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780324/intercalated-disk-extracellular-nanodomain-expansion-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Tristan B Raisch, Matthew S Yanoff, Timothy R Larsen, Mohammed A Farooqui, D Ryan King, Rengasayee Veeraraghavan, Robert G Gourdie, Joseph W Baker, William S Arnold, Soufian T AlMahameed, Steven Poelzing
Aims: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia. Previous evidence in animal models suggests that the gap junction (GJ) adjacent nanodomain - perinexus - is a site capable of independent intercellular communication via ephaptic transmission. Perinexal expansion is associated with slowed conduction and increased ventricular arrhythmias in animal models, but has not been studied in human tissue. The purpose of this study was to characterize the perinexus in humans and determine if perinexal expansion associates with AF...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780233/spinal-meningeal-melanocytoma-in-a-5-year-old-child-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Ahmed M Salah El-Din, Hashem M Aboul-Ela, Mohamed F Alsawy, Ahmed Koheil, Ahmed H Ashry
Background: Meningeal melanocytoma is considered a rare lesion arising from leptomeningeal melanocytes. Nearly two thirds of meningeal melanocytomas were reported in the intracranial compartment and the remaining one third in the spine. Spinal melanocytomas can be extradural or intradural, with extradural variant being more common, and the majority of cases have been single reports. Methods: A 5-year-old male presented with a 4-month history of non-radiating low back pain persistent at rest, with otherwise non-remarkable medical history...
2018: Egypt J Neurol Psychiatr Neurosurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780232/cerebral-arteriovenous-malformations-in-the-era-of-embolization-for-angiographic-cure-a-single-center-experience-in-egypt
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Mohamed K Elewa
Background: Embolization for cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) has evolved in the last decade with evolution in both equipment and material. Embolization targets have expanded to include angiographic cure. Methods: To discuss the technical and management outcomes of our first cerebral AVM case series treated with embolization. The clinical, angiographic, treatment, and outcome variables of consecutive cerebral arteriovenous malformation cases, treated with curative embolization, between January 2011 and June 2017 in one regional center, were retrospectively analyzed...
2018: Egypt J Neurol Psychiatr Neurosurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780231/predictors-of-shunt-dependent-hydrocephalus-following-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-pilot-study-in-a-single-egyptian-institute
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Hashem M Aboul-Ela, Ahmed M Salah El-Din, Ahmed A Zaater, Mohamed Shehab, Ossama A El Shahawy
Background: Acute hydrocephalus can cause neurological deterioration after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). Predicting which patient would require shunting is challenging. Methods: This prospective study was conducted upon twenty patients who suffered acute hydrocephalus due to subarachnoid hemorrhage of ruptured aneurysms. Surgical or non-surgical management of hydrocephalus was conducted. Glasgow Coma scale (GCS) was assessed, and hydrocephalus was graded by bicaudate index...
2018: Egypt J Neurol Psychiatr Neurosurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780230/evaluation-of-bone-health-among-epileptic-patients-using-biochemical-markers-and-dexa-scan-an-egyptian-study
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Ebtesam Mohamed Fahmy, Laila Ahmed Rashed, Rania Shehata Ismail, Hanan Helmy, Doaa Atef Mekkawy
Background: An association between antiepileptic drugs, low bone mineral density (BMD), fractures, and abnormalities in bone metabolism has been suggested for a longer period, although conclusive evidence has not been reported. Methods: Thirty epileptic patients and 30 matched healthy subjects participated in the study. Measurements of serum levels of calcium, phosphorus, vitamin D, parathormone, and alkaline phosphatase were done for included subjects. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan was also performed...
2018: Egypt J Neurol Psychiatr Neurosurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780229/long-term-follow-up-of-motor-function-deterioration-following-microsurgical-resection-of-middle-third-parasagittal-and-falx-meningioma
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Ashraf Ahmad Elzarief, Mohamed Fouad Ibrahim
Background: Incidence of parasagittal meningioma varies in literature; it ranges from 16.8% to 25.6% of intracranial meningioma. Parafalcine meningioma accounts for about 8.5% of intracranial meningioma. Based on their relation to the superior Sagittal sinus and falx, these tumors had been classified into 3 groups; anterior third located between crista galli and coronal suture, middle third located between coronal and lambdoid sutures, and posterior third located posterior to lambdoid suture...
2018: Egypt J Neurol Psychiatr Neurosurg
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