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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331770/women-s-satisfaction-with-mammography-and-predictors-of-participation-in-an-organized-breast-cancer-screening-program-perspectives-of-a-local-health-unit-in-rome
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B Unim, R Boggi, M Napoli, R Fulgenzi, A Landi, G La Torre
OBJECTIVES: The aims of the study were to evaluate satisfaction with the mammography service of the Local Health Unit RMA (Rome, Lazio Region) among women who have attended the program and to identify the predictors of participation. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: A telephone-based questionnaire was administered to women eligible for mammography screening. The respondents were randomly selected and interviewed by the health center staff...
January 11, 2018: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324831/the-plantlibra-consumer-survey-findings-on-the-use-of-plant-food-supplements-in-italy
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Patrizia Restani, Chiara Di Lorenzo, Alicia Garcia-Alvarez, Gianfranco Frigerio, Francesca Colombo, Franco M Maggi, Raimon Milà-Villarroel, Lluis Serra-Majem
BACKGROUND: Food supplements, and in particular those containing botanicals (plant food supplements, PFS), have in recent decades been of great interest both to consumers and to food/pharmaceutical industries. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this paper is to examine replies by Italian consumers to the PlantLIBRA consumers' survey in order to: 1) assess the behaviour of an Italian population with respect to the use of PFS, and to compare it with that of other 5 countries involved in the whole survey; 2) identify different habits in the 4 Italian cities selected according to their geographical distribution; 3) collect independent information on the actual intake of PFS and consumers' behaviour...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316246/sleep-quality-and-functional-gastrointestinal-disorders-a-psychological-issue
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Michel Bouchoucha, Florence Mary, Cyriaque Bon, Bakhtiar Bejou, Gheorghe Airinei, Robert Benamouzig
BACKGROUND / AIMS: Sleep disorders are often associated with functional gastro-intestinal disorders (FGIDs). This study aims to evaluate the association of sleep disorders with specific FGIDs and to assess the related importance of psychological disorders. METHODS: We included 1009 consecutive FGID patients (71% female), aged 48.2 ± 16.7 years (M±SD), BMI 26.9 ± 11.2 kg/m2 . These patients filled in a Rome III questionnaire and underwent a psychological evaluation on anxiety and depression...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300425/aging-and-adherence-to-the-mediterranean-diet-relationship-with-cardiometabolic-disorders-and-polypharmacy
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R Vicinanza, G Troisi, R Cangemi, M Ulderico De Martino, D Pastori, S Bernardini, F Crisciotti, F Di Violante, A Frizza, M Cacciafesta, P Pignatelli, V Marigliano
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between adherence to the Mediterranean Diet (Med-Diet), cardiometabolic disorders and polypharmacy. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Geriatrics outpatient clinic, Policlinico Umberto I, Sapienza University of Rome. PARTICIPANTS: 508 patients (219 male, 289 female) aged 50 to 89 who were evaluated for cardiovascular and metabolic disorders. METHODS AND MEASUREMENTS: Patients underwent a comprehensive medical assessment including medical history and the use of medications...
2018: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280428/african-and-asian-zika-virus-isolates-display-phenotypic-differences-both-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Darci R Smith, Thomas R Sprague, Bradley S Hollidge, Stephanie M Valdez, Susana L Padilla, Stephanie A Bellanca, Joseph W Golden, Susan R Coyne, David A Kulesh, Lynn Jean Miller, Andrew D Haddow, Jeff W Koehler, Gregory D Gromowski, Richard G Jarman, Maria Theresa P Alera, In-Kyu Yoon, Rome Buathong, Robert G Lowen, Christopher D Kane, Timothy D Minogue, Sina Bavari, Robert B Tesh, Scott C Weaver, Kenneth J Linthicum, Margaret L Pitt, Farooq Nasar
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito-borne member of the genus Flavivirus that has emerged since 2007 to cause outbreaks in Africa, Asia, Oceania, and most recently, in the Americas. Here, we used an isolate history as well as genetic and phylogenetic analyses to characterize three low-passage isolates representing African (ArD 41525) and Asian (CPC-0740, SV0127-14) lineages to investigate the potential phenotypic differences in vitro and in vivo. The African isolate displayed a large plaque phenotype (∼3-4 mm) on Vero and HEK-293 cells, whereas the Asian isolates either exhibited a small plaque phenotype (∼1-2 mm) or did not produce any plaques...
December 26, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280110/-update-of-the-rome-iiii-criteria-for-functional-constipation
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Ting Yu, Liuqin Jiang, Lin Lin
The Rome IIII( criteria were released in May 2016. Based on the development of brain-intestinal axis theory, intestinal microecology, pharmacogenomics and social psychology, the Rome IIII( criteria revise the definition, diagnostic criteria, clinical evaluation process, and treatments of functional constipation (FC). The revisions are as follows: (1) Definition: FC and constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome are considered to be on a continuum rather than as independent entities. (2) Diagnostic criteria: the Bristol stool scale type 1, type 2 and spontaneous bowel movements are added in the diagnostic criteria, respectively, refining the criteria for stool consistency and frequency...
December 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278278/determining-an-optimal-dose-of-linaclotide-for-use-in-japanese-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome-with-constipation-a-phase-ii-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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S Fukudo, A Nakajima, Y Fujiyama, M Kosako, A Nakagawa, H Akiho, Y Nakashima, J M Johnston, H Miwa
BACKGROUND: Clinical testing to determine a suitable dose of linaclotide for Japanese patients with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) was needed. METHODS: This was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose-finding trial. Japanese patients with IBS-C diagnosed using Rome III criteria (n = 559, men/women: 49/510) were randomly assigned to 1 of 4 linaclotide doses (0.0625, 0.125, 0.25, or 0.5 mg) or placebo for the 12-week treatment period...
December 26, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274869/neuromodulators-for-functional-gi-disorders-disorders-of-gut-brain-interaction-a-rome-foundation-working-team-report
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Douglas A Drossman, Jan Tack, Alexander C Ford, Eva Szigethy, Hans Törnblom, Lukas Van Oudenhove
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Central neuromodulators (antidepressants, antipsychotics and other CNS targeted medications) are increasingly used for treatment of functional GI disorders (FGIDs), now recognized as disorders of gut-brain interaction. However, the available evidence and guidance for the use of central neuromodulators in these conditions is scanty and incomplete. In this Rome Foundation Working Team report, a multidisciplinary team summarized available research evidence and clinical experience to provide guidance and treatment recommendations...
December 21, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259381/gender-differences-in-ghrelin-nociception-genes-psychological-factors-and-quality-of-life-in-functional-dyspepsia
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Yoon Jin Choi, Young Soo Park, Nayoung Kim, Yong Sung Kim, Sun Min Lee, Dong Ho Lee, Hyun Chae Jung
AIM: to evaluate gender differences in the aspect of ghrelin, nociception-related genes and psychological aspects and the quality of life (QoL) in Korean functional dyspepsia (FD) patients. METHODS: Total of 191 persons were prospectively enrolled between March 2013 and May 2016 in Seoul National Bundang Hospital, and classified into control and FD group based on ROME III criteria. Questionnaire included assessment for dyspepsia symptoms, QoL and anxiety or depression...
December 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259040/small-ca2-releases-enable-hour-long-high-frequency-contractions-in-midshipman-swimbladder-muscle
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Frank E Nelson, Stephen Hollingworth, James O Marx, Stephen M Baylor, Lawrence C Rome
Type I males of the Pacific midshipman fish (Porichthys notatus) vibrate their swimbladder to generate mating calls, or "hums," that attract females to their nests. In contrast to the intermittent calls produced by male Atlantic toadfish (Opsanus tau), which occur with a duty cycle (calling time divided by total time) of only 3-8%, midshipman can call continuously for up to an hour. With 100% duty cycles and frequencies of 50-100 Hz (15°C), the superfast muscle fibers that surround the midshipman swimbladder may contract and relax as many as 360,000 times in 1 h...
December 19, 2017: Journal of General Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247151/the-rising-incidence-of-gout-and-the-increasing-burden-of-comorbidities-a-population-based-study-over-20-years
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Mohanad M Elfishawi, Nour Zleik, Zoran Kvrgic, Clement J Michet, Cynthia S Crowson, Eric L Matteson, Tim Bongartz
OBJECTIVE: To examine the incidence of gout over the last 20 years and to evaluate possible changes in associated comorbid conditions. METHODS: The medical records were reviewed of all adults with a diagnosis of incident gout in Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA, during 2 time periods (January 1, 1989-December 31, 1992, and January 1, 2009-December 31, 2010). Incident cases had to fulfill at least 1 of 3 criteria: the American Rheumatism Association 1977 preliminary criteria for gout, the Rome criteria, or the New York criteria...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242276/oral-sodium-butyrate-impacts-brain-metabolism-and-hippocampal-neurogenesis-with-limited-effects-on-gut-anatomy-and-function-in-pigs
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David Val-Laillet, Sylvie Guérin, Nicolas Coquery, Isabelle Nogret, Michèle Formal, Véronique Romé, Laurence Le Normand, Paul Meurice, Gwénaëlle Randuineau, Paul Guilloteau, Charles-Henri Malbert, Patricia Parnet, Jean-Paul Lallès, Jean-Pierre Segain
Butyrate can improve gut functions, whereas histone deacetylase inhibitors might alleviate neurocognitive alterations. Our aim was to assess whether oral butyrate could modulate brain metabolism and plasticity and if this would relate to gut function. Sixteen pigs were subjected to sodium butyrate (SB) supplementation via beverage water or water only [control (C)]. All pigs had blood sampled after 2 and 3 wk of treatment, and were subjected to a brain positron emission tomography after 3 wk. Animals were euthanized after 4 wk to sample pancreas, intestine, and brain for gut physiology and anatomy measurements, as well as hippocampal histology, Ki67, and doublecortin (DCX) immunohistochemistry...
December 14, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240009/gastrointestinal-symptoms-in-children-and-adolescents-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1
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Cecilie Ejerskov, Klaus Krogh, John R Ostergaard, Iben Joensson, Annette Haagerup
OBJECTIVES: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a complex genetic disorder characterized by symptoms of the skin and nervous system. A previous study indicated that constipation is common in children with NF1. The aim of the present study was to investigate the phenotype and prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms in a population of 4-17-year-olds with NF1 compared to their unaffected siblings. METHODS: Gastrointestinal symptoms were assessed with a web-based, parent or self-administered, validated, Rome® III diagnostic questionnaire...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232667/correlation-between-subpubic-arch-angle-and-mode-of-delivery-in-large-for-gestational-age-fetuses
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Tullio Ghi, Andrea Dall'Asta, Alice Suprani, Elisa Aiello, Andrea Musarò, Costanza Bosi, Giuseppe Pedrazzi, Ariane Kiener, Domenico Arduini, Tiziana Frusca, Giuseppe Rizzo
OBJECTIVES: A narrow subpubic arch angle (SPA) has been associated with a higher risk of operative delivery and prolonged labor. The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation between SPA and labor outcome in a cohort of women delivering a large-for-gestational-age (LGA) fetus. METHODS: An observational study involving two Italian tertiary centers (Parma and Rome) was carried out. Nulliparous women referred to the antepartum clinic between 35 and 39 weeks due to an increased risk of having an LGA fetus at birth were prospectively selected for the study purpose...
December 13, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204063/predictors-of-healthcare-seeking-behavior-among-chinese-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Wen-Juan Fan, Dong Xu, Min Chang, Li-Ming Zhu, Gui-Jun Fei, Xiao-Qing Li, Xiu-Cai Fang
AIM: To analyze predictors of healthcare-seeking behavior among Chinese patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and their satisfaction with medical care. METHODS: Participating patients met IBS Rome III criteria (excluding those with organic diseases) and were enrolled in an IBS database in a tertiary university hospital. Participants completed IBS questionnaires in face-to-face interviews. The questionnaires covered intestinal and extra-intestinal symptoms, medical consultations, colonoscopy, medications, and self-reported response to medications during the whole disease course and in the past year...
November 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185203/genetic-diversity-among-genogroup-ii-noroviruses-and-progressive-emergence-of-gii-17-in-wastewaters-in-italy-2011-2016-revealed-by-next-generation-and-sanger-sequencing
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E Suffredini, M Iaconelli, M Equestre, B Valdazo-González, A R Ciccaglione, C Marcantonio, S Della Libera, F Bignami, G La Rosa
Noroviruses (NoV) are a major cause of gastroenteritis worldwide. Recently, a novel variant of NoV GII.17 (GII.P17_GII.17 NoV), termed Kawasaki 2014, has been increasingly reported in NoV outbreaks in Asia, and has also been described in Europe and North America. In this study, sewage samples were investigated to study the occurrence and genetic diversity of NoV genogroup II (GII) along a 6-year period. Moreover, the spread of GII.17 strains (first appearance and occurrence along time) was specifically assessed...
November 28, 2017: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178842/a-non-interventional-observational-study-of-a-fixed-combination-of-pepsin-and-amino-acid-hydrochloride-in-patients-with-functional-dyspepsia
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Kristin Forssmann, Larissa Meier, Bernhard Uehleke, Cornelia Breuer, Rainer Stange
BACKGROUND: Functional dyspepsia (FD) is a gastrointestinal disorder characterized by recurrent and diverse symptoms and pathophysiology that remains unexplained following routine clinical investigation. Enzynorm®f is a pharmaceutical preparation comprising fixed amounts of pepsin of biological origin and organically bound acid in the form of amino acid hydrochloride. It is traditionally used as a mild agent to support gastric function and to stimulate the stomach's proteolytic activities in FD...
November 25, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167113/irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs-patients-have-scn5a-channelopathies-that-lead-to-decreased-nav1-5-current-and-mechanosensitivity
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Peter R Strege, Amelia Mazzone, Cheryl E Bernard, Leila Neshatian, Simon J Gibbons, Yuri A Saito, David J Tester, Melissa L Calvert, Emeran A Mayer, Lin Chang, Michael J Ackerman, Arthur Beyder, Gianrico Farrugia
The SCN5A-encoded voltage-gated mechanosensitive sodium (Na(+)) channel NaV1.5 is expressed in human GI smooth muscle cells and interstitial cells of Cajal. NaV1.5 contributes to smooth muscle electrical slow waves and mechanical sensitivity. In predominately Caucasian IBS patient cohorts, 2-3% have SCN5A missense mutations which alter NaV1.5 function and may contribute to IBS pathophysiology. In this study examined a racially and ethnically diverse cohort of IBS patients for SCN5A missense mutations, and compared them to IBS negative controls, and determined the resulting NaV1...
November 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156623/omi-and-ground-based-in-situ-tropospheric-nitrogen-dioxide-observations-over-several-important-european-cities-during-2005-2014
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Spiru Paraschiv, Daniel-Eduard Constantin, Simona-Lizica Paraschiv, Mirela Voiculescu
In this work we present the evolution of tropospheric nitrogen dioxide (NO₂) content over several important European cities during 2005-2014 using space observations and ground-based in-situ measurements. The NO₂ content was derived using the daily observations provided by the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI), while the NO₂ volume mixing ratio measurements were obtained from the European Environment Agency (EEA) air quality monitoring stations database. The European cities selected are: Athens (37.98° N, 23...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152261/copd-management-as-a-model-for-all-chronic-respiratory-conditions-report-of-the-4th-consensus-conference-in-respiratory-medicine
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Stefano Nardini, Fernando De Benedetto, Claudio M Sanguinetti, Salvatore Bellofiore, Stefano Carlone, Salvatore Privitera, Luciano Sagliocca, Emmanuele Tupputi, Claudio Baccarani, Gennaro Caiffa, Maria Consiglia Calabrese, Antonio Capuozzo, Salvatore Cauchi, Valentina Conio, Giuseppe Coratella, Franco Crismancich, Roberto W Dal Negro, Franco Dellarole, Maurizio Delucchi, Carlo Favaretti, Silvia Forte, Franca Matilde Gallo, Riccardo Giuliano, Marco Grandi, Antonino Grillo, Maria Rosaria Gualano, Enrico Guffanti, Salvatore Locicero, Francesco Paolo Lombardo, Marco Mantero, Roberto Marasso, Laura Martino, Michele Mastroberardino, Carlo Mereu, Roberto Messina, Margherita Neri, Bruno Franco Novelletto, Paolo Parente, Sergio Pasquinucci, Massimo Pistolesi, Mario Polverino, Agnese Posca, Luca Richeldi, Fernando Roccia, Ettore Saffi Giustini, Michelangelo Salemi, Salvatore Santacroce, Mario Schisano, Matteo Schisano, Eleonora Selvi, Andrea Silenzi, Patrizio Soverina, Claudio Taranto, Marta Ugolini, Piero Visaggi, Alessandro Zanasi
Background: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) kill 40 million people each year. The management of chronic respiratory NCDs such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is particularly critical in Italy, where they are widespread and represent a heavy burden on healthcare resources. It is thus important to redefine the role and responsibility of respiratory specialists and their scientific societies, together with that of the whole healthcare system, in order to create a sustainable management of COPD, which could become a model for other chronic respiratory conditions...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
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