8,551 results match your criteria study imam

Solid-State Synthesis of Highly Dispersed Nitrogen-Coordinated Single Iron Atom Electrocatalysts for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells.

Nano Lett 2021 Apr 19. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, P.R. China.

Fe-N-C with atomically dispersed Fe single atoms is the most promising candidate to replace platinum for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in fuel cells. However, the conventional synthesis procedures require quantities solvents and metal precursors, sluggish adsorption process, and tedious washing, resulting in limited metal doping and uneconomical for large-scale production. For the first time, FeO is adopted as the Fe precursor to derive abundant single Fe atoms dispersed on carbon surfaces. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Evaluation of Patients with Fibrotic Interstitial Lung Disease: Preliminary results from the Turk-UIP Study.

Turk Thorac J 2021 Mar 1;22(2):102-109. Epub 2021 Mar 1.

Fulya Imaging Center, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objective: Differential diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is important among fibrotic interstitial lung diseases (ILD). This study aimed to evaluate the rate of IPF in patients with fibrotic ILD and to determine the clinical-laboratory features of patients with and without IPF that would provide the differential diagnosis of IPF.

Material And Methods: The study included the patients with the usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) pattern or possible UIP pattern on thorax high-resolution computed tomography, and/or UIP pattern, probable UIP or possible UIP pattern at lung biopsy according to the 2011 ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT guidelines. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Delaying Broccoli Floret Yellowing by Phytosulfokine α Application During Cold Storage.

Front Nutr 2021 1;8:609217. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Department of Genetic and Plant Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Imam Khomeini International University, Qazvin, Iran.

During postharvest life, broccoli suffers from floret yellowing confining its economic and nutritional value. The objective of the present study was to explore the mechanisms employed by phytosulfokine α (PSKα) at 150 nM for delaying floret yellowing in broccoli during storage at 4°C for 28 days. Our results showed that the higher endogenous accumulation of hydrogen sulfide (HS) resulting from the higher gene expression and activities of l-cysteine desulfhydrase () and d-cysteine desulfhydrase () in broccoli floret treated with 150 nM PSKα may serve as an endogenous signaling molecule for delaying senescence. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Development and implementation of a potential coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine: A systematic review and meta-analysis of vaccine clinical trials.

Nepal J Epidemiol 2021 Mar 31;11(1):959-982. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Rumailah Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar.

Background: To date, there is no comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the suitability of COVID-19 vaccines for mass immunization. The current systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of novel COVID-19 vaccine candidates under clinical trial evaluation and present a contemporary update on the development and implementation of a potential vaccines.

Methods: For this study PubMed, MEDLINE, and Embase electronic databases were used to search for eligible studies on the interface between novel coronavirus and vaccine design until December 31, 2020. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Prevalence of Mental Health Problems and Its Associated Factors Among Recovered COVID-19 Patients During the Pandemic: A Single-Center Study.

Front Psychiatry 2021 31;12:602244. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Behavioral Research Center, Imam Hossein Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is profoundly affecting the mental health status. Although the burden of mental health problems has been reported in the general population and health care workers, little is known about the prevalence of mental health disorders among recovered COVID-19 patients and their associated factors. A cross-sectional telephonic-study of recovered COVID-19 patients with and without a history of hospitalization was conducted from April 20 to June 20, 2020, in Tehran, Iran. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

COVID-19 Reinfection in Shahroud, Iran; A follow up Study.

Epidemiol Infect 2021 Apr 19:1-12. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Ophthalmic Epidemiology Research Center, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran.

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Bed Surge Capacity in Saudi Hospitals during COVID-19 Pandemic.

Disaster Med Public Health Prep 2021 Apr 19:1-25. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia.

Objectives: To assess the hospital beds and intensive care unit (ICU) beds with a ventilator surge capacity of the health system in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) during COVID-19 pandemic.

Methods: This study used relevant data from the National Health Emergency Operation Center to estimate general hospital and ICU beds surge capacity and tipping points under three distinct transmission scenarios.

Results: The study results reveal that hospitals in the KSA need to be supplied with additional 4,372 hospital beds to care for COVID-19 positive cases if the pandemic continues over six months period. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Intermediate vs Standard-dose Prophylactic Anticoagulation in Patients with COVID-19 Admitted to ICU: Ninety-day Results from the INSPIRATION Trial.

Thromb Haemost 2021 Apr 17. Epub 2021 Apr 17.

Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Tehran, Iran (the Islamic Republic of).

Background: Thrombotic complications are considered among the main extrapulmonary manifestations of COVID-19. The optimal type and duration of prophylactic antithrombotic therapy in these patients remain unknown.

Methods: This manuscript reports the final (90-day) results of the Intermediate versus Standard-dose Prophylactic anticoagulation In cRitically-ill pATIents with COVID-19: An opeN label randomized controlled trial (INSPIRATION) study. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

The Effect of Islamic Belief and Spiritual Well-being on Organ Donation in Turkey: A Descriptive-Relational Study.

J Relig Health 2021 Apr 17. Epub 2021 Apr 17.

Department of Public Health Nursing, Faculty of Health Science, University of Bandırma Onyedi Eylul, Bandırma, Balıkesir, Turkey.

The aim of the study is to determine how Islamic belief and spiritual well-being affect the attitudes of individuals towards organ donation. The study was designed as a descriptive-relational study and included the participation of 402 adults in the eastern Mediterranean region of Turkey. For data collection, a personal information form, the Organ Donation Attitude Scale, and the Spiritual Well-being Scale were used. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Mental Health Clinician Community Clergy Collaboration to Address Moral Injury Symptoms: A Feasibility Study.

J Relig Health 2021 Apr 17. Epub 2021 Apr 17.

Center for Mental Healthcare and Outcomes Research, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (North Little Rock), 2200 Ft. Roots Drive, Bldg. 58, 152/NLR, North Little Rock, AR, 72114-1706, USA.

Moral injury (MI) symptoms (guilt, shame, isolation) can be associated with military experiences. While a degree of overlap is recognized between MI and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, MI symptoms do not always respond to evidence-based treatments for PTSD. Mental Health Clinician Community Chaplain Collaboration (MC4) was delivered by community clergy to address MI symptoms through facilitation of forgiveness and community reintegration. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Evaluation of the Mawid mobile healthcare application in delivering services during the COVID-19 pandemic in Saudi Arabia.

Int Health 2021 Apr 16. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

College of Business Administration, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to evaluate MAWID mobile application developed by the Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia, which is used for primary care hospitals appointments management and for tracking and tracing COVID-19.

Participants And Methods: An online questionnaire-based survey was used for collecting data related to three major factors including Ease of Use, Satisfaction, and Benefits of MAWID application among its users. Out of total 2542 participants, 345 participants completed only a part of the survey, and 204 participants did not use the application. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Sodium nitroprusside application improves morphological and physiological attributes of soybean (Glycine max L.) under salinity stress.

PLoS One 2021 16;16(4):e0248207. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Biology Department, College of Sciences, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Salinity is among the major abiotic stresses negatively affecting the growth and productivity of crop plants. Sodium nitroprusside (SNP) -an external nitric oxide (NO) donor- has been found effective to impart salinity tolerance to plants. Soybean (Glycine max L. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Synthesis of new urease enzyme inhibitors as antiulcer drug and computational study.

J Biomol Struct Dyn 2021 Apr 16:1-16. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

H. E. J. Research Institute of Chemistry, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan.

In search of potent urease inhibitor indole analogues () were synthesized and evaluated for their urease inhibitory potential. All analogues () showed a variable degree of inhibitory interaction potential having IC value ranging between 0.60 ± 0. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

The effect of midodrine on lactate clearance in patients with septic shock: a pilot study.

J Comp Eff Res 2021 Apr 16. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Department of Pharmacotherapy, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

The effect of midodrine on lactate clearance has not been assessed in critically ill patients yet. The goal of this study was to assess the effect of adjunctive midodrine therapy on lactate clearance in patients with septic shock. Patients with septic shock were assigned to receive either adjunctive midodrine 10 mg three-times a day for 5 days (midodrine group = 15 patients) or not (control group = 13 patients). Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Synthesis and SWOT analysis of date palm frond ash-Portland cement composites.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2021 Apr 16. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Department of Building Materials and Products, Institute of Architecture and Construction, South Ural State University, Chelyabinsk, 454080, Russia.

Environmental threats posed by the cement manufacturing industry and agro-industrial waste discharge have shifted the direction of research towards building sustainable construction without compromising the technical merits of the developed binders. Date palm trees are one of the highest numbers of trees in the world whose generated wastes can be beneficially recycled and reused by the concrete industry. In this study, ordinary Portland cement (OPC) and date palm frond ash (DPFA)-based binders were synthesized by varying ratio of DPFA/(OPC + DPFA) between the range of 0 to 0. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Correction to: The role of appetite-related hormones, adaptive thermogenesis, perceived hunger and stress in long-term weight-loss maintenance: a mixed-methods study.

Eur J Clin Nutr 2021 Apr 15. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Human Nutrition, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

View Article and Full-Text PDF

LCR based quick detection of hotspot G1896A mutation in patients with different spectrum of hepatitis B.

J Infect Public Health 2021 Jan 28;14(5):651-654. Epub 2021 Jan 28.

Nanobiotechnology Unit, Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

G1896A switch is one of the hotspots in subjects affected with hepatitis B. This hotspot mutation is observed in all the different spectrum of hepatitis B, and it has a very dangerous and a long lasting effect. The major purpose of the study was to screen G1986A mutations at a large scale and also to establish ligase chain reaction as a mutation testing tool. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF
January 2021

Inflammatory markers response to crocin supplementation in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: A randomized controlled trial.

Phytother Res 2021 Apr 15. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Internal Medicine, Imam-Hossein General Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Inflammation and oxidative stress is a risk factor for the development of long-term consequences in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). This study was designed to investigate the effects of crocin consumption on oxidative stress and inflammatory markers in patients with T2DM. In this clinical trial with a parallel-group design, 50 patients with T2DM were randomly assigned to either the crocin or the placebo group. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Role of Thin Gingival Phenotype and Inadequate Keratinized Mucosa Width (< 2 mm) as Risk Indicators for Peri-implantitis and Peri-Implant Mucositis.

J Periodontol 2021 Apr 15. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Periodontics, University of Washington School of Dentistry, Seattle, WA, USA.

Background: There is growing evidence on the impact of thin gingival phenotype (TnP) and inadequate keratinized mucosa width (KMW < 2 mm) around dental implants on peri-implant health. This study investigated the role of TnP and inadequate KMW (< 2 mm) as risk indicators for peri-implantitis and mucositis and on dental patient-reported outcomes.

Materials And Methods: 63 patients with 193 implants (mean follow-up of 6. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Topical ketorolac as an adjunctive treatment with intravitreal bevacizumab in the management of diabetic macular edema: A double-masked placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial.

Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2021 Apr 15. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Purpose: To evaluate the additional effect of ketorolac eye drops on therapeutic effects of intravitreal Bevacizumab in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME) METHODS: In a randomized clinical trial, 50 patients with center involved DME (macular thickness ≥ 300 microns accompanied by decreased VA (24 < BCVA ≤ 70 ETDRS letters) were enrolled consecutively and randomized 1:1 to receive either bevacizumab plus topical ketorolac (25 patients) or bevacizumab plus artificial tears (25 patients). Patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy, history of intraocular surgery, intravitreal injection in less than three months, macular photocoagulation less than 6 months and any other concomitant ocular pathologies were excluded from the study. All the patients received three consecutive monthly injections of intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB). Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

An immunohistochemical study of HER2 expression in primary brain tumors.

Biomedicine (Taipei) 2020 28;10(1):21-27. Epub 2020 Mar 28.

Medical Biology Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.

Background: Primary brain tumors (PBTs) include any tumor in the brain whose prognosis is weak because of their histological characteristics.

Aim: Herein, this study aimed to assess the HER2 tumor marker frequency in PBTs.

Materials And Methods: This study was done on the samples of primary brain tumor diagnosis from 2008 to 2015. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Investigating factors affecting the interval between a burn and the start of treatment using data mining methods and logistic regression.

BMC Med Res Methodol 2021 Apr 14;21(1):71. Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Clinical Research Development Center, Imam Khomeini and Mohammad Kermanshahi Hospitals, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.

Background: Burn is a tragic event for an individual, the family, and community. It can cause irreparable physical, mental, economic, and social injury. Researches well documented that a quick visit to a healthcare center can greatly reduce burn injuries. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Prevalence of cryptosporidiosis among children with diarrhoea under five years admitted to Kosti teaching hospital, Kosti City, Sudan.

BMC Infect Dis 2021 Apr 14;21(1):349. Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Department of Parasitology and Medical Entomology, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, University of El Imam El Mahdi, 27711, Kosti, Sudan.

Background: Cryptosporidiosis is a disease caused by infection with an intestinal coccidian parasite Cryptosporidium. Cryptosporidium species are the second leading cause of diarrheal disease and death in children in developing countries. Until now, no data have been available or published on its prevalence among children with diarrhea in Sudan. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Experiences on The Administration of Botulinum Toxin in Movement Disorders.

J Transl Int Med 2021 Mar 5;9(1):52-56. Epub 2021 Jan 5.

Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University, School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey.

Background And Objectives: Botulinum toxin injection has been used for many years for various indications such as cervical dystonia, blepharospasm, oromandibular dystonia, hemifacial spasm in neurology. Botulinum toxin injections have been made in our clinic for about ten years. We want to report our experiences about botulinum toxin treatment in neurologic disease. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

A Randomized Clinical Trial on the Effect of Biofeedback on Pain and Quality of Life of Patients With Chronic Coccydynia.

Basic Clin Neurosci 2020 Nov-Dec;11(6):753-763. Epub 2020 Nov 1.

Neuromusculoskeletal Research Center, Firoozgar Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Introduction: Pelvic floor muscles dysfunction is one of the most important etiologies of coccydynia; therefore, manual therapies have been proposed as the first line of treatment. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of biofeedback as a new approach in the treatment of coccydynia.

Methods: Thirty women were randomized into two groups. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF
November 2020

The effect of oat bran consumption on gestational diabetes: a randomized controlled clinical trial.

BMC Endocr Disord 2021 Apr 13;21(1):67. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Fertility Infertility and Perinatology Research Center, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Ahvaz, Iran.

Background: Gestational diabetes is the most common medical complication in pregnancy, and it has many side effects for the mother and the fetus. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of oat bran consumption on gestational diabetes.

Methods: This study is a randomized clinical trial that was performed on 112 women with gestational diabetes treated with diet. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Efficacy of 16S rRNA variable regions high-resolution melt analysis for bacterial pathogens identification in periprosthetic joint infections.

BMC Microbiol 2021 Apr 13;21(1):112. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Accurate and rapid identification of microorganisms causing periprosthetic joint infections (PJIs) are necessary for choosing an appropriate antibiotic therapy. Therefore, molecular techniques are suggested for diagnosis in suspected PJIs. The Broad-range PCR and High-Resolution Melt Analysis (HRMA) were evaluated for the identification of causative organisms of PJIs in this study. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Use of sodium bicarbonate in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Int J Emerg Med 2021 Apr 13;14(1):21. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Department of Critical Care Medicine, King Fahad Hospital of the University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a common cause of death worldwide (Neumar et al., Circulation 122:S729-S767, 2010), affecting about 300,000 persons in the USA on an annual basis; 92% of them die (Roger et al., Circulation 123:e18-e209, 2011). Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Antihypertensive potential of selected pyrimidine derivatives: Explanation of underlying mechanistic pathways.

Biomed Pharmacother 2021 Apr 10;139:111567. Epub 2021 Apr 10.

Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Alkharj, Saudi Arabia.

This study was designed to determine the effectiveness of 5-(3-Hydroxybenzylidene)-2, 4, 6(1H, 3H, 5H)-pyrimidinetrione (SR-5), 5-(4-Hydroxybenzylidene)-2, 4, 6(1H, 3H, 5H)-pyrimidinetrione (SR-8), 5-(3-Chlorobenzylidene)-2, 4, 6(1H, 3H, 5H)-pyrimidinetrione (SR-9) and 5-(4-Chlorobenzylidene)-2, 4, 6(1H, 3H, 5H)-pyrimidinetrione (SR-10) against hypertension. In deoxycorticosterone acetate-salt rats, SR-5, SR-8, SR-9, and SR-10 reduced blood pressure and normalized renal functions. In isolated rat aortic rings, SR-5, SR-8, SR-9, and SR-10 relaxed phenylephrine (PE) and K-induced contractions. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Sociodemographic Characteristics, HIV-Related Risk Behaviors and HIV preva-lence of Vulnerable Men in Tehran, Iran.

Curr HIV Res 2021 Apr 11. Epub 2021 Apr 11.

Department of Health Informatics, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto. Japan.

Background: Sexual minorities, such as men who have sex with men (MSM), are dis-proportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS compared to heterosexual men . The increased prevalence of HIV/AIDs among this group of individuals is associated with increased participation in HIV-related risk behavior, such as multiple sexual partnerships and in-jection drug use. However, very little is known about the prevalence of HIV and the risk behaviors related to HIV infection among MSM in Iran. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF