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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764898/clinical-presentation-and-outcome-in-a-contemporary-cohort-of-patients-with-acute-myocarditis-the-multicenter-lombardy-registry
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Enrico Ammirati, Manlio Cipriani, Claudio Moro, Claudia Raineri, Daniela Pini, Paola Sormani, Riccardo Mantovani, Marisa Varrenti, Patrizia Pedrotti, Cristina Conca, Antonio Mafrici, Aurelia Grosu, Daniele Briguglia, Silvia Guglielmetto, Giovanni Battista Perego, Stefania Colombo, Salvatore Ivan Caico, Cristina Giannattasio, Alberto Maestroni, Valentina Carubelli, Marco Metra, Carlo Lombardi, Jeness Campodonico, Piergiuseppe Agostoni, Giovanni Peretto, Laura Scelsi, Annalisa Turco, Giuseppe Di Tano, Carlo Campana, Armando Belloni, Fabrizio Morandi, Andrea Mortara, Antonio Cirò, Michele Senni, Antonello Gavazzi, Maria Frigerio, Fabrizio Oliva, Paolo G Camici
Background -There is controversy regarding outcome of patients with acute myocarditis (AM), and lack of data on how patients admitted with suspected AM are managed. We report characteristics, in-hospital management and long-term outcome of patients with AM based on a retrospective multi-center registry from 19 Italian hospitals. Methods -A total of 684 patients with suspected AM and recent onset of symptoms (<30 days) were screened between May 2001 and February 2017. Patients >70 years and those older than 50 years without coronary angiography were excluded...
May 15, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752717/tumor-progression-and-metastatic-dissemination-in-ovarian-cancer-after-dose-dense-or-conventional-paclitaxel-and-cisplatin-plus-bevacizumab
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Francesca Bizzaro, Francesca Falcetta, Elisa D'Agostini, Alessandra Decio, Lucia Minoli, Eugenio Erba, Fedro Alessandro Peccatori, Eugenio Scanziani, Nicoletta Colombo, Massimo Zucchetti, MariaRosa Bani, Paolo Ubezio, Raffaella Giavazzi
The efficacy of therapeutic regimens incorporating weekly or every-3-weeks paclitaxel (PTX) for ovarian cancer is debated. We investigated the addition of bevacizumab in regimens of chemotherapy with different PTX doses and schedules in preclinical models. Treatments were cisplatin (DDP) with weekly PTX (conventional), or dose-dense-equi (every other day to the conventional cumulative dose), or dose-dense-high (total dose 1.5 times higher), with or without bevacizumab. Treatment efficacy was evaluated analyzing tumor growth in different time-windows in two patient-derived ovarian cancer xenografts with different sensitivity to cisplatin...
May 11, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734259/ec-vad-combined-use-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-and-percutaneous-microaxial-pump-left-ventricular-assist-device
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Olutosin J Akanni, Koji Takeda, Lauren K Truby, Paul A Kurlansky, Codruta Chiuzan, Jiho Han, Veli K Topkara, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Paolo C Colombo, Dimitrios Karmpaliotis, Jeffery W Moses, Yoshifumi Naka, A Reshad Garan, Ajay J Kirtane, Hiroo Takayama
Combination of venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) and a percutaneous microaxial left ventricular assist device (pLVAD), or "EC-VAD," has been reported in cases of left ventricular decompression with mixed results. We conducted a retrospective review of patients who received EC-VAD (n = 29) or isolated VA-ECMO therapy (ECMO-only; n = 196) for refractory cardiogenic shock between February 2011 and October 2014. Fourteen patients received VA-ECMO and then Impella pLVAD (E→EC-VAD), and 15 received the Impella pump then VA-ECMO (I→EC-VAD)...
April 19, 2018: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734258/red-cell-distribution-width-predicts-90-day-mortality-in-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-device-patients
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Lauren K Truby, Lakshmi Sridharan, Raul J Flores, A Reshad Garan, Douglas Jennings, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Koji Takeda, Hiroo Takayama, Yoshifumi Naka, Paolo C Colombo, Veli K Topkara
Red cell distribution width (RDW) measures the variance in size of circulating red blood cells and is a strong independent predictor of morbidity and mortality in cardiovascular disease and heart failure. Predictive power of RDW on mortality after continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) implantation remains largely unknown. Four hundred nine patients who underwent CF-LVAD implantation between April 2004 and December 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. The primary outcome of interest was 90 day mortality after CF-LVAD implantation...
April 19, 2018: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731650/durability-safety-and-efficacy-of-rilpivirine-in-clinical-practice-results-from-the-scolta-project
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Paola Bagella, Giuseppe Vl De Socio, Elena Ricci, Barbara Menzaghi, Canio Martinelli, Nicola Squillace, Paolo Maggi, Giancarlo Orofino, Leonardo Calza, Laura Carenzi, Benedetto Maurizio Celesia, Giovanni Penco, Antonio Di Biagio, Laura Valsecchi, Francesca Vichi, Valeria Colombo, Giustino Parruti, Chiara Dentone, Katia Falasca, Paolo Bonfanti, Giordano Madeddu
Rilpivirine is associated with a good efficacy and safety profile. However, data from real-life settings are scarce. Methods: We investigated the durability, safety and efficacy of Rilpivirine-based antiretroviral therapy in a prospective, observational, multicenter study. Results: We enrolled 499 HIV-infected patients, 360 (72.1%) males, mean age 43.4 ± 10.5 years, mean CD4 600 ± 327 cell/μL, mean HIV-RNA 3.80 ± 1.15 log10 cp/mL. After a median follow up of 16 months, 81 (16...
2018: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687222/trans-splicing-of-plastid-rps12-transcripts-mediated-by-atppr4-is-essential-for-embryo-patterning-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Luca Tadini, Roberto Ferrari, Marie-Kristin Lehniger, Chiara Mizzotti, Fabio Moratti, Francesca Resentini, Monica Colombo, Alex Costa, Simona Masiero, Paolo Pesaresi
AtPPR4-mediated trans-splicing of plastid rps12 transcripts is essential for key embryo morphogenetic events such as development of cotyledons, determination of provascular tissue, and organization of the shoot apical meristem (SAM), but not for the formation of the protodermal layer. Members of the pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) containing protein family have emerged as key regulators of the organelle post-transcriptional processing and to be essential for proper plant embryo development. In this study, we report the functional characterization of the AtPPR4 (At5g04810) gene encoding a plastid nucleoid PPR protein...
April 23, 2018: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678608/clinical-and-hemodynamic-effects-of-intra-aortic-balloon-pump-therapy-in-chronic-heart-failure-patients-with-cardiogenic-shock
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Justin A Fried, Abhinav Nair, Koji Takeda, Kevin Clerkin, Veli K Topkara, Amirali Masoumi, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Hiroo Takayama, Yoshifumi Naka, Daniel Burkhoff, Ajay Kirtane, S M Dimitrios Karmpaliotis, Jeffrey Moses, Paolo C Colombo, A Reshad Garan
BACKGROUND: The role of the intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) in acute decompensated heart failure (HF) with cardiogenic shock (CS) is largely undefined. In this study we sought to assess the hemodynamic and clinical response to IABP in chronic HF patients with CS and identify predictors of response to this device. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients undergoing IABP implantation from 2011 to 2016 at our institution to identify chronic HF patients with acute decompensation and CS (cardiac index <2...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674627/ciap1-regulates-the-egfr-snai2-axis-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
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Maria Teresa Majorini, Giacomo Manenti, Miguel Mano, Loris De Cecco, Annalisa Conti, Patrizia Pinciroli, Enrico Fontanella, Elda Tagliabue, Claudia Chiodoni, Mario Paolo Colombo, Domenico Delia, Daniele Lecis
Inhibitor of apoptosis (IAP) proteins constitute a family of conserved molecules that regulate both apoptosis and receptor signaling. They are often deregulated in cancer cells and represent potential targets for therapy. In our work, we investigated the effect of IAP inhibition in vivo to identify novel downstream genes expressed in an IAP-dependent manner that could contribute to cancer aggressiveness. To this end, immunocompromised mice engrafted subcutaneously with the triple-negative breast cancer MDA-MB231 cell line were treated with SM83, a Smac mimetic that acts as a pan-IAP inhibitor, and tumor nodules were profiled for gene expression...
April 19, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674239/relationship-between-domestic-smoking-and-metals-and-rare-earth-elements-concentration-in-indoor-pm-2-5
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Gaspare Drago, Cinzia Perrino, Silvia Canepari, Silvia Ruggieri, Luca L'Abbate, Valeria Longo, Paolo Colombo, Daniele Frasca, Martin Balzan, Giuseppina Cuttitta, Gianluca Scaccianoce, Giuseppe Piva, Salvatore Bucchieri, Mario Melis, Giovanni Viegi, Fabio Cibella, Martin Balzan, David Bilocca, Charles Borg, Stephen Montefort, Christopher Zammit, Salvatore Bucchieri, Fabio Cibella, Paolo Colombo, Giuseppina Cuttitta, Gaspare Drago, Giuliana Ferrante, Luca L'Abbate, Stefania La Grutta, Valeria Longo, Mario R Melis, Silvia Ruggieri, Giovanni Viegi, Remo Minardi, Giuseppe Piva, Rosaria Ristagno, Gianfranco Rizzo, Gianluca Scaccianoce
Cigarette smoke is the main source of indoor chemical and toxic elements. Cadmium (Cd), Thallium (Tl), Lead (Pb) and Antimony (Sb) are important contributors to smoke-related health risks. Data on the association between Rare Earth Elements (REE) Cerium (Ce) and Lanthanum (La) and domestic smoking are scanty. To evaluate the relationship between cigarette smoke, indoor levels of PM2.5 and heavy metals, 73 children were investigated by parental questionnaire and skin prick tests. The houses of residence of 41 "cases" and 32 "controls" (children with and without respiratory symptoms, respectively) were evaluated by 48-h PM2...
April 16, 2018: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673504/usefulness-of-tricuspid-annular-diameter-to-predict-late-right-sided-heart-failure-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-device
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Koki Nakanishi, Shunichi Homma, Jiho Han, Hiroo Takayama, Paolo C Colombo, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Arthur R Garan, Maryjane A Farr, Paul Kurlansky, Marco R Di Tullio, Yoshifumi Naka, Koji Takeda
Although late-onset right-sided heart failure is recognized as a clinical problem in the treatment of patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), the mechanism and predictors are unknown. Tricuspid valve (TV) deformation leads to the restriction of the leaflet motion and decreased coaptation, resulting in a functional tricuspid regurgitation that may act as a surrogate marker of late right-sided heart failure. This study aimed to investigate the association of preoperative TV deformation (annulus dilatation and leaflet tethering) with late right-sided heart failure development after continuous-flow LVAD implantation...
March 28, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670728/biological-and-physico-chemical-properties-of-new-root-canal-sealers
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Marco Colombo, Claudio Poggio, Alberto Dagna, Maria-Vittoria Meravini, Paolo Riva, Federico Trovati, Giampiero Pietrocola
Background: The purpose of the present study was to compare the biological and the physico-chemical properties of bioceramic-based root canal sealers, calcium hydroxide-based, MTA-based and epoxy resin-based root canal sealers. Material and Methods: Two bioceramic-based sealers, one calcium hydroxide-based sealer, one MTA-based sealer and two epoxy resin-based sealers were tested. Results: EasySeal and MTA Fillapex showed severe citotoxic activity, AH Plus and SealapexTM moderate cytotoxicity, BioRoot™ RCS and TotalFill BC Sealer were both cytocompatible...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668485/prolonged-activity-and-toxicity-of-sirolimus-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-renal-perivascular-epithelioid-cell-tumor-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Alessandra Raimondi, Francesca Colombo, Giulia Pintarelli, Carlo Morosi, Salvatore L Renne, Anna M Frezza, Maristella Saponara, Angelo P Dei Tos, Arabella Mazzocchi, Salvatore Provenzano, Paolo G Casali, Silvia Stacchiotti
Perivascular epithelioid cell tumor (PEComa) is a family of mesenchymal tumors. Conventional chemotherapy has little activity in this disease, but case reports are available on the activity of mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors (e.g. sirolimus and temsirolimus). Pharmacokinetic assays of sirolimus are available as this drug has a precise therapeutic window and blood levels might be influenced by CYP3A4 polymorphisms and drug interactions. We report on a case of a patient with metastatic, progressive PEComa who started sirolimus at a dose of 5 mg/day with evidence of grade (G) 3 mucositis, G2 thrombocytopenia, and G1 leucopenia 10 days after the treatment started, in absence of concomitant medications or prohibited food assumption...
April 17, 2018: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666073/ventricular-assist-device-utilization-in-heart-transplant-candidates-nationwide-variability-and-impact-on-waitlist-outcomes
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Lauren K Truby, A Reshad Garan, Raymond C Givens, Koji Takeda, Hiroo Takayama, Pauline N Trinh, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Maryjane A Farr, Yoshifumi Naka, Paolo C Colombo, Veli K Topkara
BACKGROUND: Continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVADs) have become a standard treatment choice in advanced heart failure patients. We hypothesized that practice patterns with regards to CF-LVAD utilization vary significantly among transplant centers and impact waitlist outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: The United Network for Organ Sharing registry was queried to identify adult patients who were waitlisted for heart transplantation (HT) between 2008 and 2015...
April 2018: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664407/mechanical-circulatory-support-device-utilization-and-heart-transplant-waitlist-outcomes-in-patients-with-restrictive-and-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#14
Lakshmi Sridharan, Brian Wayda, Lauren K Truby, Farhana Latif, Susan Restaino, Koji Takeda, Hiroo Takayama, Yoshifumi Naka, Paolo C Colombo, Mathew Maurer, Maryjane A Farr, Veli K Topkara
BACKGROUND: Patients with restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM) and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) generally are considered poor candidates for mechanical circulatory support devices (MCSDs) and often not able to be bridged mechanically to heart transplantation. This study characterized MCSD utilization and transplant waitlist outcomes in patients with RCM/HCM under the current allocation system and discusses changes in the era of the new donor allocation system. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients waitlisted from 2006 to 2016 in the United Network for Organ Sharing registry were stratified by RCM/HCM versus other diagnoses...
March 2018: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664403/socioeconomic-disparities-in-adherence-and-outcomes-after-heart-transplant-a-unos-united-network-for-organ-sharing-registry-analysis
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Brian Wayda, Autumn Clemons, Raymond C Givens, Koji Takeda, Hiroo Takayama, Farhana Latif, Susan Restaino, Yoshifumi Naka, Maryjane A Farr, Paolo C Colombo, Veli K Topkara
BACKGROUND: There is mixed evidence of racial and socioeconomic disparities in heart transplant outcomes. Their underlying cause-and whether individual- or community-level traits are most influential-remains unclear. The current study aimed to characterize socioeconomic disparities in outcomes and identify time trends and mediators of these disparities. METHODS AND RESULTS: We used United Network for Organ Sharing registry data and included 33 893 adult heart transplant recipients between 1994 and 2014...
March 2018: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651835/use-of-a-probiotic-mixture-containing-bifidobacterium-animalis-subsp-lactis-bb12-and-enterococcus-faecium-l3-in-atopic-children
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Francesco Di Pierro, Isabella Basile, Maria L Danza, Leo Venturelli, Raffaele Contini, Paolo Risso, Maria Colombo
BACKGROUND: Imbalance of the human gut microbiota in childhood, mainly due to low gut biodiversity and a low bifidobacterial load, has been suggested as a risk factor for atopy. Administration of Enterococcus faecium L3 in infants has been shown to increase the gut bifidobacterial count. The aim was to verify if a mixture of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis BB12 and E. faecium L3 could reduce the signs, symptoms and need for drugs in atopic children. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed, and compared with controls, clinical outcomes following use of BB12 and L3 strains when administered 3 months before or during the development of signs and symptoms of atopy...
April 12, 2018: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648627/late-outcomes-of-subcostal-exchange-of-the-heartmate-ii-left-ventricular-assist-device-a-word-of-caution
#17
Sarah N Yu, Hiroo Takayama, Jiho Han, Arthur R Garan, Paul Kurlansky, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Paolo C Colombo, Yoshifumi Naka, Koji Takeda
OBJECTIVES: Previous studies have shown the usefulness of the subcostal exchange of the HeartMate II left ventricular assist device for device malfunction. However, long-term data are still limited. METHODS: Between March 2004 and July 2017, 41 of 568 (7.2%) patients who had received a HeartMate II implant at our institution had a device exchange via a subcostal incision. We summarized early and late outcomes. RESULTS: Forty-one patients had a total of 48 subcostal pump exchanges...
April 10, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625312/strokectomy-and-extensive-cerebro-spinal-fluid-drainage-for-the-treatment-of-space-occupying-cerebellar-ischemic-strokes
#18
Fulvio Tartara, Daniele Bongetta, Elena Virginia Colombo, Carlo Bortolotti, Marco Cenzato, Ermanno Giombelli, Paolo Gaetani, Francesco Zenga, Giulia Pilloni, Alfonso Ciccone, Maria Sessa
BACKGROUND: and Purpose: Cerebellar ischemia may lead to space-occupying edema, resulting in potentially fatal complications. Different surgical procedures have been reported to create space for the swollen ischemic brain; still, both the type and timing of surgical treatments are debated in literature. We present here a case series of patients treated with a unilateral craniotomy to perform a cerebellar strokectomy and extensive cerebro-spinal fluid drainage without osteo-dural posterior fossa decompression...
April 3, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611050/correction-to-radioiodine-ablation-with-1-850-mbq-in-association-with-rhtsh-in-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
#19
Alberto S Tresoldi, Laura F Sburlati, Marcello Rodari, Mink S Schinkelshoek, Michela Perrino, Simone De Leo, Laura Montefusco, Paolo Colombo, Maura Arosio, Andrea Gerardo Antonio Lania, Laura Fugazzola, Arturo Chiti
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April 2, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605470/outcomes-associated-with-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-mtor-inhibitors-in-heart-transplant-recipients-a-meta-analysis
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Douglas L Jennings, Nicholas Lange, Michael Shullo, Farhana Latif, Susan Restaino, Veli K Topkara, Koji Takeda, Hiroo Takayama, Yoshifumi Naka, Maryjane Farr, Paolo Colombo, William L Baker
BACKGROUND: Data evaluating mTOR inhibitor use heart transplant (HT) patients comes from relatively small studies and controversy exists regarding their specific role. We performed a meta-analysis of randomized trials to evaluate the efficacy and safety of mTOR inhibitors in HT patients. METHODS: We performed a systematic literature search of Medline and Embase through July 2017 identifying studies evaluating mTOR inhibitors in HT patients reporting effects on coronary allograft vasculopathy (CAV), renal function, acute cellular rejection (ACR), cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, and discontinuation due to adverse drug events (ADE)...
March 24, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
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