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Letter regarding article "Primary coronary angioplasty for ST-° ‐Elevation Myocardial Infarction in Qatar: First nationwide program"
Mohamed Badreldin Elshazly
Global Cardiology Science & Practice , 2012, DOI: 10.5339/gcsp.2013.9
Abstract: Dear Editor: In their article “Primary Coronary Angioplasty for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) in Qatar: First Nationwide Program”, Gehani et al. developed an impressive plan to implement primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for the first time in Qatar [1]. As a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, I have witnessed immense improvement in the Qatari healthcare system over the past few years. From building the new state of the art Heart Hospital to developing the first unified nationwide primary PCI program in the world, there is no doubt that Qatar has made an immense leap towards implementing world-class cardiovascular healthcare in the Middle East.
A Comparative Study between Optimization and Market-Based Approaches to Multi-Robot Task Allocation
Mohamed Badreldin,Ahmed Hussein,Alaa Khamis
Advances in Artificial Intelligence , 2013, DOI: 10.1155/2013/256524
Abstract: This paper presents a comparative study between optimization-based and market-based approaches used for solving the Multirobot task allocation (MRTA) problem that arises in the context of multirobot systems (MRS). The two proposed approaches are used to find the optimal allocation of a number of heterogeneous robots to a number of heterogeneous tasks. The two approaches were extensively tested over a number of test scenarios in order to test their capability of handling complex heavily constrained MRS applications that include extended number of tasks and robots. Finally, a comparative study is implemented between the two approaches and the results show that the optimization-based approach outperforms the market-based approach in terms of optimal allocation and computational time. 1. Introduction In the last few years, the field of research in mobile robotics has encountered a significant shift as the researchers in this field have recently started focusing on MRS rather than single-robot systems. This increased interest in the community of mobile robotics research towards MRS comes from the significant advantages and higher potential provided by MRS than single-robot systems. The advantages of a robot team are many; some examples of these advantages include, but are not limited to, resolving task complexity, increased system reliability, increased system performance, and finally easier and simpler design [1]. One of the main areas of research in this field is the task allocation problem in MRS, where the mapping of robots to tasks is done in order to increase the overall performance of the system. The task allocation problem is a major issue in MRS as it focuses on the proper utilization of the available resource. In MRS, the available resources are the robots which are used to solve a problem or to perform a certain task. Thus, in order to increase the performance of the system, one must efficiently utilizes the available robots in order to solve the required tasks. Since the decision of which robot will do which task has a significant effect on the performance of the system, the allocation of the tasks to the proper robots strongly affects the performance of the system [2]. The task allocation problem is proved to be one of the toughest problems especially when it comes to complex heterogeneous robot teams that are required to solve and execute complex problems and tasks. The heterogeneity of the robots simply indicates that the robot team consists of robots that have different features such as different capabilities and skills, different
Nutritional assessment and obesity in Down syndrome children and their siblings in Saudi Arabia
Manal M. Samarkandy,Badreldin A. Mohamed,Adel A. Al-Hamdan
Saudi Medical Journal , 2012,
Abstract: Objectives: To assess the nutritional status and prevalence of obesity among children with Down syndrome (DS). Methods: The study group comprised pre-pubertal children, with clinically and cytogenetically proven DS. Healthy siblings, closest in age to the DS children, were used as a control group. Body weight, height, body mass index (BMI), triceps skinfold thickness (TSFT), and macro- and micronutrient intakes were measured in both groups. The study was conducted in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, between February and May 2011. Results: Children with DS were shorter than their siblings, but had comparable weights. The DS children had higher BMIs and higher TSFTs, compared with their siblings. The prevalence of overweight and obesity differed significantly between the DS and control groups. The DS children had significantly lower intakes of fat, protein, retinol, riboflavin, and potassium compared with their siblings. Conclusion: Obesity appears to be a prominent feature among Saudi DS children.
Level of Fasting C-Peptide as a Predictor of β-Cell Function in Sudanese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus  [PDF]
Hani Yousif Zaki, Ahmed Abbi Abdille, Badreldin Elsonni Abdalla
Journal of Biosciences and Medicines (JBM) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/jbm.2019.71010
Abstract: Objective: In this study, we assessed the level of fasting C-peptide as a predictor of β-cell function and insulin resistance in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), Gezira State-Sudan. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 100 T2DM patients attending the Diabetic patients care Centre were recruited, thirty five patients were males and sixty five were females, the mean age of the patients was 50.29 ± 0.456 years, and body mass index (BMI) was 26.54 ± 0.437. We estimated β-cell function using fasting C-peptide levels; homeostatic model assessment for β-cell function (HOMA-B) and insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) were calculated from C-peptide and fasting blood glucose (FBG). Results: C-peptide was significantly and positively correlated with HOMA-B and HOMA-IR. FBG also showed significant negative correlation with HOMA-B, but was positively and significantly correlated with HOMA-IR. HbA1c was negatively and significantly correlated with HOMA-B. Patients with low C-peptide levels had increased FBG and HbA1c level, while patients with high C-peptide levels were having high HOMA-IR and HOMA-B. Conclusions: Fasting C-peptide is a useful marker of pancreatic β-cell function, and its circulating levels could be used to evaluate insulin secretion and insulin resistance. Moreover, HOMA-IR is an effective index to achieve glycemic control by appropriate pharmacologic treatment of T2DM.
Protective Effect of Curcumin on Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Effects Induced by Repeated Exposure to Diesel Exhaust Particles in Mice
Abderrahim Nemmar, Deepa Subramaniyan, Badreldin H. Ali
PLOS ONE , 2012, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039554
Abstract: Particulate air pollution has been associated with increased risk of cardiopulmonary diseases. However, the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. We have previously demonstrated that single dose exposure to diesel exhaust particle (DEP) causes lung inflammation and peripheral thrombotic events. Here, we exposed mice with repeated doses of DEP (15μg/animal) every 2nd day for 6 days (a total of 4 exposures), and measured several cardiopulmonary endpoints 48 h after the end of the treatments. Moreover, the potential protective effect of curcumin (the yellow pigment isolated from turmeric) on DEP-induced cardiopulmonary toxicity was assessed. DEP exposure increased macrophage and neutrophil numbers, tumor necrosis factor α (TNF α) in the bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid, and enhanced airway resistance to methacoline measured invasively using Flexivent. DEP also significantly increased plasma C-reactive protein (CRP) and TNF α concentrations, systolic blood pressure (SBP) as well as the pial arteriolar thrombosis. It also significantly enhanced the plasma D-dimer and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1). Pretreatment with curcumin by oral gavage (45 mg/kg) 1h before exposure to DEP significantly prevented the influx of inflammatory cells and the increase of TNF α in BAL, and the increased airway resistance caused by DEP. Likewise, curcumin prevented the increase of SBP, CRP, TNF α, D-dimer and PAI-1. The thrombosis was partially but significantly mitigated. In conclusion, repeated exposure to DEP induced lung and systemic inflammation characterized by TNFα release, increased SBP, and accelerated coagulation. Our findings indicate that curcumin is a potent anti-inflammatory agent that prevents the release of TNFα and protects against the pulmonary and cardiovascular effects of DEP.
The Effects of Residual Blood of Carcasses on Poultry Technological Quality  [PDF]
Bourbab Mohamed, Idaomar Mohamed
Food and Nutrition Sciences (FNS) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/fns.2012.310181
Abstract: The objective of this work is to show the effect of residual blood on the quality of chicken meat, work based on the hypothesis that increasing the concentration of residual blood would explain the observed quality degradation by several authors. Lots of chickens are killed with two different types of slaughter: Slaughter without stunning for a maximum flow of blood or bleeding perfect PS, shooting seals slight lead to keep almost all blood from the carcass or bleeding IS flawed. To prove the residual blood factors that are responsible for high pHu level and high values of (L* A* B*) in poultry, this study compares the pHu level and values of (L* A* B*) in poultry both perfectly and imperfectly bled. Samples from imperfectly bled carcasses show a high value average number of A* = 12.68 and B* = 16.85; and L* = 54.09 VS the average number of A* = 8.50 and B* = 14.43 and L* = 50.27. At 3℃ storage temperature, the average pHu of perfectly bled poultry was (5.7) which was significantly (P < 0.01) lower than the average pHu of imperfectly bled poultry (6.08). At 7℃ storage temperature, the average pHu of perfectly bled poultry was (6.07) which was significantly (P < 0.05) lower than the average pHu of imperfectly bled one (6.27). We found out the effect of season on the results of pHu measures, so we conducted aanalysis of pHu in summer and winter. Residual blood of the poultry is responsible for high values of (L* A* B*) and high values of pHu therefore the deterioration of the poultry Colour.
Monitoring of Temporal and Spatial Changes of Land Use and Land Cover in Metropolitan Regions through Remote Sensing and GIS  [PDF]
Mohamed Ali Mohamed
Natural Resources (NR) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/nr.2017.85022
Abstract: The use of remote sensing techniques and subsequent analysis by means of geographical information system (GIS) offers an effective method for monitoring temporal and spatial changes of landscapes. This work studies the urbanization processes and associated threats to natural ecosystems and resources in the metropolitan areas of Berlin and Erlangen-Fürth-Nürnber?Schwabach (EFNS). To compute the land use/cover (LULC) of the study areas, a supervised classification of “maximum likelihood” using Landsat data for the years of 1972, 1985, 1998, 2003, and 2015 is used. Results show that the built-up area is the dominant land use in both regions throughout the study period. This land use has increased at the expense of green and open areas in EFNS and at the expense of agricultural land in Berlin. Likewise, 5% of forest in EFNS is replaced with urban infrastructure. However, the amount of forest in Berlin increased by 3%. While EFNS experienced relatively big changes in its water bodies from 1972 to 1985, changes in water bodies in Berlin were rather slight during the last 40 years. The overall accuracy of our remotely sensed LULC maps was between 88% and 94% in Berlin and between 85.87% and 87.4% for EFNS. The combination of remote sensing and GIS appears to be an indispensable tool for monitoring changes in LULC in urban areas and help improving LU planning to avoid environmental and ecological problems.
Analysis of Digital Elevation Model and LNDSAT Data Using Geographic Information System for Soil Mapping in Urban Areas  [PDF]
Mohamed Ali Mohamed
Natural Resources (NR) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/nr.2017.812047
This study applies digital analysis methods of topographic data derived from digital elevation models (DEMs) and Landsat remotely sensed spectral data using GIS tools to evaluate the quality and limitations of the morphometric parameters (terrain attributes: TAs). This aims to check its suitability for digital soil mapping (DSM) and survey in urban areas at the target scale 1:50,000. This scale represents the standard scale level for compiling soil inventories within all German states. The study is conducted on an urban area of 112.68 km2 in the southwest part of the state of Berlin in Germany. These relief units are the basis for determining the soil mapping units at the scale of 1:50,000. The generated preliminary soil map was compared to soil maps made using traditional soil survey methods. For the mainly natural soils, the equivalence area is 94.91%, and for the anthropogenic soils, the equivalence area is 95.34%. The proposed methodology is adequate for preliminary mapping of soil units based on the digital derivation of TAs. Landsat scenes are spatially explicit, physical representations of environmental covariates on the land surface. The free DEM-ASTER in combination with Landsat OLI images is found to be the appropriate model to represent the terrain surface and derive the TAs for environmental modeling and fitting of derivation the relief units and their topography features. However, the 30 m spatial resolution and the fairly coarse spectral resolution of DEMs and Landsat images limit their utility for digital soil mapping at this scale in urban areas with little topographic variation.
Effect of Nalbuphine as Adjuvant to Bupivacaine for Ultrasound-Guided Supraclavicular Brachial Plexus Block  [PDF]
Mohamed Mohamed Abdelhaq, Mohamed Adly Elramely
Open Journal of Anesthesiology (OJAnes) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/ojanes.2016.63004
Abstract: Background: Nalbuphine is a derivative of 14-hydroxymorphine which is a strong analgesic with mixed k agonist and μ antagonist. Nalbuphine was studied several times as adjuvant to local anesthetics in spinal, epidural and local intravenous block. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of nalbuphine as an adjuvant to local anesthetics in supraclavicular brachial plexus block. Patients and Methods: Fifty-six patients undergoing elective forearm and hand surgery under supraclavicular brachial plexus block were allocated randomly into one of two groups of 28 patients each to receive either 25 ml (0.5%) bupivacaine with 1 ml of NS or 25 ml (0.5%) bupivacaine with 1 ml (20 mg) nalbuphine. Onset time and duration of both sensory and motor block, and post-operative analgesia were observed. Result: Nalbuphine group showed significant increase in the duration of motor block (412.59 ± 18.63), when compared to control group (353.70 ± 29.019) p-value < 0.001, also, there was significant increase in sensory duration in nalbuphine group (718.14 ± 21.04) when compared to control group (610.18 ± 26.33) p-value < 0.001, without affecting the onset time of the blockade. And also, there was a significant increase in the duration of analgesic effect in nalbuphine group (835.18 ± 42.45) when compared to control group (708.14 ± 54.57) p-value < 0.001. Conclusion: The present study demonstrates that addition of 20 mg nalbuphine to bupivacaine in supraclavicular brachial plexus block is associated with significant increase in the duration of both sensory and motor block and also prolong the duration of analgesia.
Impact profenophos (pesticide) on infectivity of Biomphalaria alexandrina snails with schistosoma mansoni miracidiaand on their physiological parameters  [PDF]
Ragaa Mohamed
Open Journal of Ecology (OJE) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/oje.2011.12005
Abstract: Profenophos is an organophosphorus pesticide which are used effectively against cotton insects and mites.The present work was carried out to evaluate the molluscicidal activity of pesticides (Profenophos) against Biomphalaria alexandrina snails. Also, the effect of sublethal concentrations of pesticide on the infection of B. alexandrina with Schistosoma mansoni and some enzymes of energy metabolism were studied. The results showed that the infection of B. alexandrina with schistosoma mansoni was greatly reduced after exposure to LC0, LC10, LC25 of pesticide and also, reduction in number of cercariae per snail during the patent period and in the period of cercarial shedding. The present study indicated that the increase in levels of aminotransaminases, acid phosphatase and alkaline phosphatases enzymes in haemolymph and soft tissue of snails and the activity level of lactate dehydrogenase, hexokinase and pyruvatekinase was also significantly reduced in response to treatment.
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