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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433471/is-transurethral-resection-alone-enough-for-the-diagnosis-of-histological-variants-a-single-center-study
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Marco Moschini, Shahrokh F Shariat, Massimo Freschi, Francesco Soria, David D'Andrea, Mohammad Abufaraj, Beat Foerster, Paolo Dell'Oglio, Emanuele Zaffuto, Agostino Mattei, Andrea Salonia, Francesco Montorsi, Alberto Briganti, Andrea Gallina, Renzo Colombo
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate incidence of histological variants and grade agreement between transurethral resection (TUR) and radical cystectomy (RC) in patients with bladder cancer. METHODS: A total of 779 patients treated with TUR and subsequently with RC between 1990 and 2013 at a single center were analyzed retrospectively. Variant histology classifications used in our analyses were sarcomatoid, small cell, squamous, or micropapillary. Grade agreement was calculated using the Cohen kappa coefficient...
April 19, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431981/ventricular-assist-device-elicits-serum-natural-igg-that-correlates-with-the-development-of-primary-graft-dysfunction-following-heart-transplantation
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Sarah B See, Kevin J Clerkin, Peter J Kennel, Feifan Zhang, Matthew P Weber, Kortney J Rogers, Debanjana Chatterjee, Elena R Vasilescu, George Vlad, Yoshifumi Naka, Susan W Restaino, Maryjane A Farr, Veli K Topkara, Paolo C Colombo, Donna M Mancini, P Christian Schulze, Bruce Levin, Emmanuel Zorn
BACKGROUND: Pre-transplant sensitization is a limiting factor in solid-organ transplantation. In heart transplants, ventricular assist device (VAD) implantation has been associated with sensitization to human leukocyte antigens (HLA). The effect of VAD on non-HLA antibodies is unclear. We have previously shown that polyreactive natural antibodies (Nabs) contribute to pre-sensitization in kidney allograft recipients. Here we assessed generation of Nabs after VAD implantation in pre-transplant sera and examined their contribution to cardiac allograft outcome...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422817/incidence-and-implications-of-left-ventricular-distention-during-venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support
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Lauren K Truby, Koji Takeda, Christine Mauro, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Arthur R Garan, Ajay J Kirtane, Veli Topkara, Darryl Abrams, Daniel Brodie, Paolo C Colombo, Yoshifumi Naka, Hiroo Takayama
Left ventricular distention (LVD) during venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) support is increasingly recognized but seldom reported in the literature. The present study defined LVD as not present (LVD-); subclinical (LVD+, evidence of pulmonary edema on chest radiograph AND pulmonary artery diastolic blood pressure greater than 25 mmHg within the first 2 hours of ICU admission); or clinical (LVD++, need for decompression of the left ventricle immediately following VA-ECMO initiation)...
April 12, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421181/mct1-in-invasive-ductal-carcinoma-monocarboxylate-metabolism-and-aggressive-breast-cancer
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Jennifer M Johnson, Paolo Cotzia, Roberto Fratamico, Lekha Mikkilineni, Jason Chen, Daniele Colombo, Mehri Mollaee, Diana Whitaker-Menezes, Marina Domingo-Vidal, Zhao Lin, Tingting Zhan, Madalina Tuluc, Juan Palazzo, Ruth C Birbe, Ubaldo E Martinez-Outschoorn
Introduction: Monocarboxylate transporter 1 (MCT1) is an importer of monocarboxylates such as lactate and pyruvate and a marker of mitochondrial metabolism. MCT1 is highly expressed in a subgroup of cancer cells to allow for catabolite uptake from the tumor microenvironment to support mitochondrial metabolism. We studied the protein expression of MCT1 in a broad group of breast invasive ductal carcinoma specimens to determine its association with breast cancer subtypes and outcomes. Methods: MCT1 expression was evaluated by immunohistochemistry on tissue micro-arrays (TMA) obtained through our tumor bank...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417478/point-of-care-lung-sonography-an-audit-of-1150-examinations
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Giuseppe Francesco Sferrazza Papa, Michele Mondoni, Giovanni Volpicelli, Paolo Carlucci, Fabiano Di Marco, Elena Maria Parazzini, Francesca Reali, Giulia Michela Pellegrino, Paola Fracasso, Simone Sferrazza Papa, Livio Colombo, Stefano Centanni
OBJECTIVES: Point-of-care lung sonography has theoretical usefulness in numerous diseases; however clinical indications and the impact of this technique have not been fully investigated. We aimed to describe the current use of point-of-care lung sonography. METHODS: A 2-year prospective observational study was performed by pulmonologists in an Italian university hospital. Techniques, indications, consequences of lung sonography, and barriers to the examination were analyzed...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416589/multimodality-imaging-of-the-tricuspid-valve-with-implication-for-percutaneous-repair-approaches
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Francesco Ancona, Stefano Stella, Maurizio Taramasso, Claudia Marini, Azeem Latib, Paolo Denti, Francesco Grigioni, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, Ottavio Alfieri, Antonio Colombo, Francesco Maisano, Eustachio Agricola
Nowadays some percutaneous options for tricuspid valve (TV) repair are available: Tricinch (4Tech Cardio, Galway, Ireland) mimicking the Kay procedure, Trialign (Mitralign, Boston, MA, USA) aiming to bicuspidise TV, MitraClip (Abbott Vascular, Abbott Park, Illinois, USA) mimicking Alfieri's stitch, direct transcatheter annuloplasty with Cardioband (Valtech Cardio, Or Yehuda, Israel) and transcatheter Forma Repair (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, California, USA) providing a surface for leaflet coaptation. A multimodality imaging approach is fundamental for defining the pathophysiology of tricuspid regurgitation (TR), preprocedural planning and intraprocedural monitoring...
April 17, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410293/long-term-efficacy-of-methotrexate-plus-vinblastine-vinorelbine-in-a-large-series-of-patients-affected-by-desmoid-type-fibromatosis
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Elena Palassini, Anna Maria Frezza, Luigi Mariani, Luca Lalli, Chiara Colombo, Marco Fiore, Antonella Messina, Alessandra Casale, Carlo Morosi, Paola Collini, Silvia Stacchiotti, Paolo Giovanni Casali, Alessandro Gronchi
PURPOSE: Today, surgery and radiation therapy have a limited role in desmoid-type fibromatosis. Different systemic treatments were shown to be effective. Herein, we report on our institutional experience with low-dose methotrexate (MTX) + vinca alkaloids in this disease over the last 25 years. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data from all adult patients with sporadic desmoid-type fibromatosis treated with MTX and vinca alkaloids at our institution between 1989 and 2014...
March 2017: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408822/negatively-charged-silver-nanoparticles-with-potent-antibacterial-activity-and-reduced-toxicity-for-pharmaceutical-preparations
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Lucia Salvioni, Elisabetta Galbiati, Veronica Collico, Giulia Alessio, Svetlana Avvakumova, Fabio Corsi, Paolo Tortora, Davide Prosperi, Miriam Colombo
BACKGROUND: The discovery of new solutions with antibacterial activity as efficient and safe alternatives to common preservatives (such as parabens) and to combat emerging infections and drug-resistant bacterial pathogens is highly expected in cosmetics and pharmaceutics. Colloidal silver nanoparticles (NPs) are attracting interest as novel effective antimicrobial agents for the prevention of several infectious diseases. METHODS: Water-soluble, negatively charged silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were synthesized by reduction with citric and tannic acid and characterized by transmission electron microscopy, dynamic light scattering, zeta potential, differential centrifuge sedimentation, and ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388635/the-bhlh-transcription-factor-spatula-enables-cytokinin-signaling-and-both-activate-auxin-biosynthesis-and-transport-genes-at-the-medial-domain-of-the-gynoecium
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J Irepan Reyes-Olalde, Víctor M Zúñiga-Mayo, Joanna Serwatowska, Ricardo A Chavez Montes, Paulina Lozano-Sotomayor, Humberto Herrera-Ubaldo, Karla L Gonzalez-Aguilera, Patricia Ballester, Juan José Ripoll, Ignacio Ezquer, Dario Paolo, Alexander Heyl, Lucia Colombo, Martin F Yanofsky, Cristina Ferrandiz, Nayelli Marsch-Martínez, Stefan de Folter
Fruits and seeds are the major food source on earth. Both derive from the gynoecium and, therefore, it is crucial to understand the mechanisms that guide the development of this organ of angiosperm species. In Arabidopsis, the gynoecium is composed of two congenitally fused carpels, where two domains: medial and lateral, can be distinguished. The medial domain includes the carpel margin meristem (CMM) that is key for the production of the internal tissues involved in fertilization, such as septum, ovules, and transmitting tract...
April 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385948/hemocompatibility-related-outcomes-in-the-momentum-3-trial-at-6-months-a-randomized-controlled-study-of-a-fully-magnetically-levitated-pump-in-advanced-heart-failure
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Nir Uriel, Paolo C Colombo, Joseph C Cleveland, James W Long, Christopher Salerno, Daniel J Goldstein, Chetan B Patel, Gregory A Ewald, Antone J Tatooles, Scott C Silvestry, Ranjit John, Christiano Caldeira, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Andrew J Boyle, Kartik S Sundareswaran, Poornima Sood, Mandeep R Mehra
BACKGROUND : The HeartMate 3 (HM3) Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) (Abbott) is a centrifugal, fully magnetically levitated, continuous-flow blood pump engineered to enhance hemocompatibility and reduce shear stress on blood components. The MOMENTUM 3 trial (Multicenter Study of MagLev Technology in Patients Undergoing Mechanical Circulatory Support Therapy With HeartMate 3) compares the HM3 LVAS with the HeartMate II (HMII) LVAS (Abbott) in advanced heart failure refractory to medical management, irrespective of therapeutic intention (bridge to transplant versus destination therapy)...
April 6, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383167/hspa8-as-a-novel-fusion-partner-of-nr4a3-in-extraskeletal-myxoid-chondrosarcoma
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Milena Urbini, Annalisa Astolfi, Maria Abbondanza Pantaleo, Salvatore Serravalle, Angelo Paolo Dei Tos, Piero Picci, Valentina Indio, Marta Sbaraglia, Stefania Benini, Alberto Righi, Marco Gambarotti, Alessandro Gronchi, Chiara Colombo, Gian Paolo Dagrada, Silvana Pilotti, Roberta Maestro, Maurizio Polano, Maristella Saponara, Giuseppe Tarantino, Andrea Pession, Guido Biasco, Paolo Giovanni Casali, Silvia Stacchiotti
Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma (EMC) is a very rare sarcoma most often arising in the soft tissue. Rare EMC of the bone have been reported. EMC exhibits distinctive clinico-pathological and genetic features; however, despite the name, it lacks any feature of cartilaginous differentiation. EMC is characterized by the rearrangement of the NR4A3, which, in most cases (about 62-75%), is fused with EWSR1 and less frequently with other partners, including TAF15 (27%), TCF12 (4%), TFG and FUS. We herein report the identification by whole-transcriptome sequencing of HSPA8 as a novel fusion partner of NR4A3 in a case of EMC...
April 6, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336788/transcatheter-treatment-of-severe-tricuspid-regurgitation-with-the-edge-to-edge-mitraclip-technique
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Georg Nickenig, Marek Kowalski, Jörg Hausleiter, Daniel Braun, Joachim Schofer, Ermela Yzeiraj, Volker Rudolph, Kai Friedrichs, Francesco Maisano, Maurizio Taramasso, Neil P Fam, Giovanni Bianchi, Francesco Bedogni, Paolo Denti, Ottavio Alfieri, Azeem Latib, Antonio Colombo, Christoph Hammerstingl, Robert Schueler
Background -Current surgical and medical treatment options for severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR) are limited and additional interventional approaches are required. In the present observational study, the safety and feasibility of transcatheter repair of chronic severe TR with the MitraClip system were evaluated. In addition, the effects on clinical symptoms were assessed. Methods -Patients with heart failure symptoms and severe TR on optimal medical treatment were treated with the MitraClip system. Safety, defined as periprocedural adverse events such as death, myocardial infarction, stroke, or cardiac tamponade, and feasibility, defined as successful implantation of one or more MitraClip devices and reduction of TR by at least one grade, were evaluated before discharge and after 30 days...
March 23, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335900/percutaneous-tricuspid-valve-annuloplasty-under-conscious-sedation-with-only-fluoroscopic-and-intracardiac-echocardiography-monitoring
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Azeem Latib, Antonio Mangieri, Luca Vicentini, Luca Ferri, Matteo Montorfano, Gennaro Ismeno, Damiano Regazzoli, Marco B Ancona, Manuela Giglio, Paolo Denti, Antonio Colombo, Eustachio Agricola
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 27, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330659/use-of-echocardiography-for-guiding-percutaneous-tricuspid-valve-procedures
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Eustachio Agricola, Francesco Ancona, Stefano Stella, Isabella Rosa, Claudia Marini, Marco Spartera, Paolo Denti, Alberto Margonato, Rebecca T Hahn, Ottavio Alfieri, Antonio Colombo, Azeem Latib
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329284/contemporary-outcome-of-unplanned-right-ventricular-assist-device-for-severe-right-heart-failure-after-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-device-insertion
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Daisuke Yoshioka, Hiroo Takayama, Reshad A Garan, Veli K Topkara, Jiho Han, Paul Kurlansky, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Paolo C Colombo, Yoshifumi Naka, Koji Takeda
OBJECTIVES: The timely use of a right ventricular assist device (RVAD) becomes necessary for severe right heart failure (RHF) after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) insertion. This study evaluates outcomes in patients who required unplanned RVAD support early after continuous-flow (CF) LVAD insertion. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 305 patients who underwent HeartMate II/HeartWare CF-LVAD insertion between 2009 and 2014. Twenty-seven (9%) patients required unplanned RVAD for severe RHF early after LVAD insertion...
March 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320895/peripheral-venous-congestion-causes-time-and-dose-dependent-release-of-endothelin-1-in-humans
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Jeffrey Lin, Neelesh Chudasama, Yacki Hayashi, Christopher Hawk, Sahadeo D Ramnauth, Ka Yuk Wong, Ante Harxhi, Duygu Onat, Michiyori Wakabayashi, Nir Uriel, Ulrich P Jorde, Thierry H LeJemtel, Hani N Sabbah, Ryan T Demmer, Paolo C Colombo
Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is a pivotal mediator of vasoconstriction and inflammation in congestive states such as heart failure (HF) and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Whether peripheral venous congestion (VC) increases plasma ET-1 at pressures commonly seen in HF and CKD patients is unknown. We seek to characterize whether peripheral VC promotes time- and dose-dependent increases in plasma ET-1 and whether these changes are sustained after decongestion. We used a randomized, cross-over design in 20 healthy subjects (age 30 ± 7 years)...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319524/combined-therapy-of-ventricular-assist-device-and-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-profound-acute-cardiopulmonary-failure
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Kevin Fujita, Koji Takeda, Boyganzi Li, Christine Mauro, Paul Kurlansky, Sowmyashree Sreekanth, Jiho Han, Lauren K Truby, Reshad Garan, Veli Topkara, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Paolo Colombo, Yoshifumi Naka, Hiroo Takayama
Short-term ventricular assist devices (ST-VAD) have been effective in treating patients with refractory cardiogenic shock. Membrane oxygenators (MO) can be added to the circuit for concomitant profound refractory hypoxia. This study reports outcomes of combined therapy in this portion of patients. This is a retrospective review of 166 patients who received an ST-biventricular assist device (BiVAD) or right ventricular assist device (RVAD) for cardiogenic shock between November 2007 and November 2014. An MO was added to the RVAD for profound hypoxia refractory to maximized ventilation...
March 17, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287281/long-term-control-of-extensive-refractory-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease-in-a-multiple-myeloma-relapsing-after-allogeneic-transplant-a-case-report
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Federica Cocito, Silvia Mangiacavalli, Paolo Bernasconi, Anna A Colombo, Daniela Caldera, Claudio S Cartia, Maya Ganzetti, Daniela Troletti, Mario Cazzola, Alessandro Corso
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 13, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261232/crp1-protein-dis-similarities-between-arabidopsis-thaliana-and-zea-mays
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Roberto Ferrari, Luca Tadini, Fabio Moratti, Marie-Kristin Lehniger, Alex Costa, Fabio Rossi, Monica Colombo, Simona Masiero, Christian Schmitz-Linneweber, Paolo Pesaresi
Biogenesis of chloroplasts in higher plants is initiated from proplastids, and involves a series of processes by which a plastid able to perform photosynthesis, to synthesize amino acids, lipids, and phytohormones is formed. All plastid protein complexes are composed of subunits encoded by the nucleus and chloroplast genomes, which require a coordinated gene expression to produce the correct concentrations of organellar proteins and to maintain organelle function. To achieve this, hundreds of nucleus-encoded factors are imported into the chloroplast to control plastid gene expression...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250420/a-fully-organic-retinal-prosthesis-restores-vision-in-a-rat-model-of-degenerative-blindness
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José Fernando Maya-Vetencourt, Diego Ghezzi, Maria Rosa Antognazza, Elisabetta Colombo, Maurizio Mete, Paul Feyen, Andrea Desii, Ambra Buschiazzo, Mattia Di Paolo, Stefano Di Marco, Flavia Ticconi, Laura Emionite, Dmytro Shmal, Cecilia Marini, Ilaria Donelli, Giuliano Freddi, Rita Maccarone, Silvia Bisti, Gianmario Sambuceti, Grazia Pertile, Guglielmo Lanzani, Fabio Benfenati
The degeneration of photoreceptors in the retina is one of the major causes of adult blindness in humans. Unfortunately, no effective clinical treatments exist for the majority of retinal degenerative disorders. Here we report on the fabrication and functional validation of a fully organic prosthesis for long-term in vivo subretinal implantation in the eye of Royal College of Surgeons rats, a widely recognized model of retinitis pigmentosa. Electrophysiological and behavioural analyses reveal a prosthesis-dependent recovery of light sensitivity and visual acuity that persists up to 6-10 months after surgery...
March 6, 2017: Nature Materials
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