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Getting to the root of grafting-induced traits.

Brandon Williams, Muhammad Umair Ahsan, Margaret H Frank,

Grafting is an ancient technique that involves the physical joining of genotypically distinct shoot and root systems, in order to achieve a desirable compound plant. This practice is widely used in modern agriculture to improve biotic and abiotic stress tolerance, modify plant architecture, induce precocious flowering and rejuvenate old perennial ... Read more >>

Curr Opin Plant Biol (Current opinion in plant biology)
[2020, 59:101988]

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A Comparative Study on the Use of Alprazolam and Melatonin for Sleep Disturbances in Hemodialysis Patients.

Muhammad Sohaib Asghar, Muhammad Nadeem Ahsan, Rumael Jawed, Uzma Rasheed, Syed Anosh Ali Naqvi, Maira Hassan, Rabail Yaseen, Najia Mallick, Mahrukh Zehra, Muhammad Saleem,

Background and objectives Sleep disorders are prevalent in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) involving the majority of patients undergoing hemodialysis. The main objective of treating sleep disorders in patients of ESRD is to correct subjective and objective sleep quality, decrease fatigue and daytime sleepiness, and enhance daytime functioning. Irrespective of the adverse effects ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2020, 12(11):e11754]

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A systematic review and meta-analysis of impact of baseline thrombocytopenia on cardiovascular outcomes and mortality in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.

Muhammad J Ahsan, Noman Lateef, Azka Latif, Saad U Malik, Syeda S Batool, Hafiz M Fazeel, Mohammad Z Ahsan, Zaheer Faizi, Abhishek Thandra, Mohsin Mirza, Amjad Kabach, Michael Del Core,

<h4>Background</h4>Thrombocytopenia (TP) is associated with higher incidence of bleeding in the setting of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) leading to increased morbidity and mortality. Herein, we report a meta-analysis evaluating the effects of baseline thrombocytopenia (bTP) on cardiovascular outcomes in patients undergoing PCI.<h4>Methods</h4>Literature search was performed using PubMed, Embase, Cochrane library ... Read more >>

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv (Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions)
[2020, :]

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Molecular Markers Improve Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Crops: A Review.

Adnan Younis, Fahad Ramzan, Yasir Ramzan, Faisal Zulfiqar, Muhammad Ahsan, Ki Byung Lim,

Plants endure many abiotic stresses, such as temperature (heat or frost), drought, and salt. Such factors are primary and frequent stressors that reduce agriculture crop yields. Often alterations in nutrient management and constituents, along with variations in biosynthetic capacity, ultimately reduce or halt plant growth. Genetically, stress is an environmental ... Read more >>

Plants (Basel) (Plants (Basel, Switzerland))
[2020, 9(10):]

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Meshless Analysis of Nonlocal Boundary Value Problems in Anisotropic and Inhomogeneous Media

Zaheer-ud-Din Muhammad, Muhammad Ahsan, Masood Ahmad, Wajid Khan, Emad Mahmoud, Abdel-Haleem Abdel-Aty,

In this work, meshless methods are applied for the solution of two-dimensional steady-state heat conduction problems with nonlocal multi-point boundary conditions (NMBC). These meshless procedures are based on multiquadric radial basis function (MQ RBF) and its modified version (i.e. integrated MQ RBF). The proposed meshless methods which were recently published ... Read more >>

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Fluoroquinolones and the Risk of Aortopathy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Azka Latif, Muhammad Junaid Ahsan, Vikas Kapoor, Noman Lateef, Saad Ullah Malik, Apurva D Patel, Behram Ahmed Khan, Marvin Bittner, Mark Holmberg,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Recent studies have raised concerns that fluoroquinolone use is associated with an increased risk of aortopathy, including aortic aneurysm with and without dissection.<h4>Objective</h4>We performed a meta-analysis with a comprehensive literature review to further investigate this association.<h4>Methods</h4>This analysis was conducted per PRISMA guidelines. PubMed, Cochrane Library, ClinicalTrials.gov, Embase, Web of Science, ... Read more >>

WMJ (WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin)
[2020, 119(3):185-189]

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The Impact of Cardiology Consultation on Medical Intensive Care Unit Patients with Elevated Troponin Levels.

Omar Kousa, Amr Essa, Mohammed Saleh, Muhammad J Ahsan, Yaman Alali, Venkata Pajjuru, Abedelrahman Anani, Aiza Ahmad, Janani Baskaran, Ryan W Walters, Arindam Sharma, Toufik-Mahfood Haddad, Aiman Smer,

<h4>Background</h4>Cardiac troponin (cTn) is mainly used to diagnose acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However, cTn can also be elevated in critically ill patients secondary to demand ischemia or myocardial injury. The impact of cardiology consultation on the clinical outcomes of patients admitted to medical intensive care unit (ICU) with elevated cTn ... Read more >>

Am J Med Sci (The American journal of the medical sciences)
[2020, :]

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Transcatheter Versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients with Cardiac Surgery: Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review of the Literature.

Azka Latif, Noman Lateef, Muhammad Junaid Ahsan, Vikas Kapoor, Rana Mohammad Usman, Stephen Cooper, Venkata Andukuri, Mohsin Mirza, Muhammad Zubair Ashfaq, Rami Khouzam,

The number of patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) and a history of prior cardiac surgery has increased. Prior cardiac surgery increases the risk of adverse outcomes in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement. To evaluate the impact of prior cardiac surgery on clinical endpoints in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve ... Read more >>

J Cardiovasc Dev Dis (Journal of cardiovascular development and disease)
[2020, 7(3):]

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Cardiac tamponade as a complication of bronchogenic cyst.

Noman Lateef, Jason Kuniyoshi, Azka Latif, Muhammad Junaid Ahsan, Kashif Shaikh, Bradley DeVrieze, Aiman Smer, Ahmed Aboeata,

Bronchogenic cysts are rare incidental findings, but they can have life-threatening complications. Herein, we report a case of a 44-year-old man who presented with complaints of left-sided chest pain, intermittent dyspnea, and pink-tinged sputum. Computed tomography angiography of the chest revealed a large cystic mediastinal mass in the subcarinal location. ... Read more >>

Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent) (Proceedings (Baylor University. Medical Center))
[2020, 34(1):172-174]

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Impact of acquired thrombocytopenia on cardiovascular outcomes in patients with coronary artery disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Muhammad Junaid Ahsan, Hafiz Muhammad Fazeel, Syed Mansur Ul Haque, Saad Ullah Malik, Azka Latif, Noman Lateef, Syeda Sabeeka Batool, Omar Kousa, Mohammad Zoraiz Ahsan, Faiz Anwer, Venkata Andukuri, Aiman Smer,

BACKGROUND:Acquired thrombocytopenia (aTP) is associated with a high frequency of bleeding and ischemic complications in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Herein, we report a meta-analysis evaluating the adverse effects of aTP on cardiovascular outcomes and mortality post-PCI. METHODS:A literature search was performed using PubMed, Embase, Cochrane and, clinicaltrials.gov from ... Read more >>

Cardiovasc Revasc Med (Cardiovascular revascularization medicine : including molecular interventions)
[2020, :]

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Use of Cephalic Vein for Venous Anastomosis in Head and Neck Reconstruction: A Case Series.

Mohammad Fazlur Rahman, Muhammad Asif Ahsan, Safdar Ali Shaikh, Muhammad Ubaid Khan, Sami Ullah,

<b>Purpose:</b> To describe the use of the cephalic vein as a recipient vessel for venous outflow in head and neck reconstruction. The cephalic vein is used as a vessel in cases where there is a paucity of veins in the neck. This may be due to previous surgery, previous radiation ... Read more >>

Eplasty (Eplasty)
[2020, 20:e9]

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Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modeling and Simulation of Flow Regulatory Mechanism in Artificial Kidney Using Finite Element Method.

Tuba Yaqoob, Muhammad Ahsan, Arshad Hussain, Iftikhar Ahmad,

There is an enormous need in the health welfare sector to manufacture inexpensive dialyzer membranes with minimum dialysis duration. In order to optimize the dialysis cost and time, an in-depth analysis of the effect of dialyzer design and process parameters on toxins (ranging from tiny to large size molecules) clearance ... Read more >>

Membranes (Basel) (Membranes)
[2020, 10(7):]

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Obstructive sleep apnea and peripheral vascular disease: a systematic review based on current literature.

Muhammad Junaid Ahsan, Azka Latif, Hafiz Muhammad Fazeel, Noman Lateef, Muhammad Zoraiz Ahsan, Vikas Kapoor, Syeda Sabeeka Batool, Mohsin Mirza, Zubair Ashfaq, Mark Holmberg, Faiz Anwer,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an established risk factor for poor cardiovascular outcomes and coronary artery disease, but its influence on the development of peripheral artery disease (PAD) is not well established. The aim of our study was to understand the mutual prevalence of OSA and PAD and any reported ... Read more >>

J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect (Journal of community hospital internal medicine perspectives)
[2020, 10(3):188-193]

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Atrial fibrillation and cancer; understanding the mysterious relationship through a systematic review.

Noman Lateef, Vikas Kapoor, Muhammad Junaid Ahsan, Azka Latif, Umair Ahmed, Mohsin Mirza, Faiz Anwar, Mark Holmberg,

<h4>Background</h4>Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, occurring in ≈1% of the general population. An increased risk of malignancy among patients with AFib would be of substantial public health importance, given the high prevalence and associated economic burden of both disorders.<h4>Objectives</h4>To evaluate the relationship between atrial fibrillation (AFib) ... Read more >>

J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect (Journal of community hospital internal medicine perspectives)
[2020, 10(2):127-132]

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Regadenoson Cardiac Stress Test-Induced Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: A Case Report.

Saira Farid, Muhammad Ahsan, Hector M Garcia-Garcia,

A 79-year-old female presented with acute left-sided chest pain with shortness of breath; she was afebrile and vitally stable. She had a mildly elevated troponin (0.11 ng/mL). Her N terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) was 7053 pg/mL and electrocardiography (ECG) showed nonspecific ST, T wave changes. Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) revealed ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2020, 12(5):e8004]

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Identification of the gene network modules highly associated with the synthesis of phenolics compounds in barley by transcriptome and metabolome analysis.

Zhigang Han, Muhammad Ahsan, Muhammad Faheem Adil, Xiaohui Chen, Muhammad Mudassir Nazir, Imran Haider Shamsi, Fanrong Zeng, Guoping Zhang,

Phenolic compounds in barley grains have an important influence on beer flavor and stability. Drought condition enhances the content of phenolics in barley grains, leading to reduced malt quality. In this study, two barley genotypes, XZ20 and XZ25 with different total phenolics content were used to investigate the effect of ... Read more >>

Food Chem (Food chemistry)
[2020, 323:126862]

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Synergistic interaction between butorphanol and dexmedetomidine in antinociception.

Muhammad Zaeem Ahsan, Farhan Ullah Khan, Meng-Jing Zhao, Yong-Xiang Wang,

Opioid analgesics and the α2-adrenergic receptor (α2AR) agonists are found to produce synergistic antinociception when administered in combination. In this study interactions between butorphanol and dexmedetomidine were investigated in the thermal pain and autonomous locomotor activity. Butorphanol and dexmedetomidine were administered subcutaneously alone and in combination in a fixed-dose ratio ... Read more >>

Eur J Pharm Sci (European journal of pharmaceutical sciences : official journal of the European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences)
[2020, 149:105322]

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Role of renal sympathetic denervation in hypertension.

Noman Lateef, Hafeez Uh Virk, Muhammad Shahzeb Khan, Vladimir Lakhter, Abdul Haseeb, Muhammad Junaid Ahsan, Mohsin Mirza, Janani Rangaswami, David A Zidar, Mark Holmberg, Sean Janzer,

Future Cardiol (Future cardiology)
[2020, 16(4):211-216]

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Dual μ-opioid receptor and norepinephrine reuptake mechanisms contribute to dezocine- and tapentadol-induced mechanical antiallodynia in cancer pain.

Xiao-Fang Mao, Muhammad Zaeem Ahsan, Evhy Apryani, Xue-Qi Tang, Meng-Jing Zhao, Xin-Yan Li, Yong-Xiang Wang,

Dezocine is an opioid analgesic widely used in China, occupying over 45% of the domestic market of opioid analgesics. We have recently demonstrated that dezocine produced mechanical antiallodynia and thermal antihyperalgesia through spinal μ-opioid receptor activation and norepinephrine reuptake inhibition in neuropathic pain. This study further explored the dual μ-opioid ... Read more >>

Eur J Pharmacol (European journal of pharmacology)
[2020, 876:173062]

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Percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total occlusion in patients aged <75 years versus ≥75 years: a systematic review.

Noman Lateef, Muhammad Junaid Ahsan, Hafiz Muhammad Fazeel, Abdul Haseeb, Azka Latif, Omar Kousa, Mohsin Mirza, Mark Holmberg,

Objective: To examine the effect of age on procedural and clinical outcomes in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of chronic total occlusion (CTO) lesions. Methods: Literature search was conducted across PubMed, Google Scholar and Web of science, databases till March 2019. Results: Seven studies including 7671 patients with an ... Read more >>

J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect (Journal of community hospital internal medicine perspectives)
[2020, 10(1):25-31]

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Fundamentals of Light Chain Cardiac Amyloidosis: A Focused Review.

Azka Latif, Noman Lateef, Faryal Razzaq, Vikas Kapoor, Muhammad J Ahsan, Muhammad Ashfaq, Ahmad Iftikhar, Faiz Anwer, Mark Holmberg, Preethi William,

The estimated prevalence of AL CA in the US is approximately 8-12 cases per million. Almost 30-50% diagnosed cases of AL amyloid in the US have multisystem involvement, including cardiac involvement. Even with the availability of advanced diagnostic testing and novel therapies, prognosis remains poor. It is overlooked as a ... Read more >>

Cardiovasc Hematol Disord Drug Targets (Cardiovascular & hematological disorders drug targets)
[2020, 20(4):274-283]

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Red cell transfusion in chronic kidney disease in the United States in the current era of erythropoiesis stimulating agents.

Nicole Brenner, Anuhya Kommalapati, Muhammad Ahsan, Anirban Ganguli,

Anemia is a major complication of chronic kidney disease (CKD) that leads to many symptoms of this disease and worsens cardiovascular health. Treatment of this condition was revolutionized three decades ago by the commercial availability of recombinant human erythropoietin which held the promise of completely eliminating the need for red ... Read more >>

J Nephrol (Journal of nephrology)
[2020, 33(2):267-275]

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Effective plant-endophyte interplay can improve the cadmium hyperaccumulation in Brachiaria mutica

Muhammad Tayyab Ahsan, Razia Tahseen, Abida Ashraf, Abid Mahmood, Muhammad Najam-ul-haq, Muhammad Arslan, Muhammad Afzal,

Soil contamination due to cadmium (Cd) is a ubiquitous environmental problem for which inexpensive remediation alternatives are required. Phytoaccumulation, the use of plants to extract and accumulate heavy metals from the contaminated environment, is such an alternative. In this study, we aimed at establishing effective plant-bacteria interplay between Brachiaria mutica ... Read more >>

World J Microbiol Biotechnol (World journal of microbiology & biotechnology)
[2019, 35(12):188]

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Chryseobacterium spp-associated bacteraemia in a haemodialysis patient: a diagnostic challenge.

Muhammad Junaid Ahsan, Soban Ahmad, Azka Latif, Joseph Thilumala Reddy,

<i>Chryseobacterium</i> species are Gram-negative bacillus widely distributed in nature. It is a rare human pathogen that has been isolated from water systems and humid surfaces of the hospital environment. We report a rare case of <i>Chryseobacterium</i> bacteremia in an end-stage renal disease nursing home resident, that was diagnosed using multiplex ... Read more >>

BMJ Case Rep (BMJ case reports)
[2019, 12(11):]

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Effective plant-endophyte interplay can improve the cadmium hyperaccumulation in Brachiaria mutica.

Muhammad Tayyab Ahsan, Razia Tahseen, Abida Ashraf, Abid Mahmood, Muhammad Najam-Ul-Haq, Muhammad Arslan, Muhammad Afzal,

Soil contamination due to cadmium (Cd) is a ubiquitous environmental problem for which inexpensive remediation alternatives are required. Phytoaccumulation, the use of plants to extract and accumulate heavy metals from the contaminated environment, is such an alternative. In this study, we aimed at establishing effective plant-bacteria interplay between Brachiaria mutica ... Read more >>

World J Microbiol Biotechnol (World journal of microbiology & biotechnology)
[2019, 35(12):188]

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