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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911983/fibrin-glue-versus-sutures-for-conjunctival-autografting-in-primary-pterygium-surgery
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REVIEW
Vito Romano, Mario Cruciani, Luigi Conti, Luigi Fontana
BACKGROUND: Pterygium, a growth of the conjunctiva over the cornea, is a progressive disease leading in advanced stages to visual impairment, restriction of ocular motility, chronic inflammation and cosmetic concerns. Surgical removal is the treatment of choice, but recurrence can be a problem. Currently the best surgical option in terms of recurrence is conjunctival autograft. To date the most common surgical methods of attaching conjunctival autografts to the sclera are through suturing or fibrin glue...
December 2, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910352/jet-outflow-and-open-field-line-measurements-on-the-c-2u-advanced-beam-driven-field-reversed-configuration-plasma-experiment
#2
D Sheftman, D Gupta, T Roche, M C Thompson, F Giammanco, F Conti, P Marsili, C D Moreno
Knowledge and control of the axial outflow of plasma particles and energy along open-magnetic-field lines are of crucial importance to the stability and longevity of the advanced beam-driven field-reversed configuration plasma. An overview of the diagnostic methods used to perform measurements on the open field line plasma on C-2U is presented, including passive Doppler impurity spectroscopy, microwave interferometry, and triple Langmuir probe measurements. Results of these measurements provide the jet ion temperature and axial velocity, electron density, and high frequency density fluctuations...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905669/secondary-prophylaxis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-the-comparison-of-direct-acting-antivirals-with-pegylated-interferon-and-untreated-cohort
#3
R Vukotic, R Di Donato, F Conti, A Scuteri, C Serra, P Andreone
During the past two decades, several studies showed reduced rates of hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence in patients with HCV-related cirrhosis after interferon-based antiviral therapies respect to untreated controls, even without reaching viral clearance. The recent development of new all-oral regimens with direct-acting antivirals has radically improved the therapeutic management of hepatitis C. Nevertheless, paradoxical, or at least unexpected, high rates of both occurrence and recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after a treatment with direct-acting antivirals, have been reported in the recent literature...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905398/structure-of-the-rbm7-zcchc8-core-of-the-next-complex-reveals-connections-to-splicing-factors
#4
Sebastian Falk, Ksenia Finogenova, Mireille Melko, Christian Benda, Søren Lykke-Andersen, Torben Heick Jensen, Elena Conti
The eukaryotic RNA exosome participates extensively in RNA processing and degradation. In human cells, three accessory factors (RBM7, ZCCHC8 and hMTR4) interact to form the nuclear exosome targeting (NEXT) complex, which directs a subset of non-coding RNAs for exosomal degradation. Here we elucidate how RBM7 is incorporated in the NEXT complex. We identify a proline-rich segment of ZCCHC8 as the interaction site for the RNA-recognition motif (RRM) of RBM7 and present the crystal structure of the corresponding complex at 2...
December 1, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903844/therapeutic-approaches-to-pediatric-pseudotumor-cerebri-new-insights-from-literature-data
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Giovanna Vitaliti, Piero Pavone, Nassim Matin, Omidreza Tabatabaie, Salvatore Cocuzza, Michele Vecchio, Luigi Maiolino, Paola Di Mauro, Angelo Conti, Riccardo Lubrano, Agostino Serra, Raffaele Falsaperla
The pseudotumor cerebri syndrome (PTCS), also known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), is characterized by signs and symptoms of increased intracranial pressure such as headache and cranial nerve palsies, in the absence of any space-occupying mass. This condition commonly affects overweight women of childbearing age, even if it is also frequent in men and children. Children with PTCS may present with atypical signs and symptoms, with a different prognosis compared to adults. However, the treatment is the same for both children and adults, even if there are no strict treatment guidelines in regards...
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900663/mir-152-down-regulation-is-associated-with-met-up-regulation-in-leiomyosarcoma-and-undifferentiated-pleomorphic-sarcoma
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Laura Pazzaglia, Chiara Novello, Amalia Conti, Serena Pollino, Piero Picci, Maria Serena Benassi
PURPOSE: Highly aggressive adult soft tissue sarcomas (STS), i.e., leiomyosarcomas (LMS) and undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcomas (UPS), present complex genomic anomalies and overall 5-year survival rates of 20 to 40%. Here, we aimed to identify new biomarkers that may be employed to improve the treatment of non-translocation STS patients. We validated 12 miRNAs implicated in tumor development using primary STS samples and selected miR-152 for further analysis in STS-derived cell lines...
November 29, 2016: Cellular Oncology (Dordrecht)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898015/optical-microbubble-resonators-with-high-refractive-index-inner-coating-for-bio-sensing-applications-an-analytical-approach
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Andrea Barucci, Simone Berneschi, Ambra Giannetti, Francesco Baldini, Alessandro Cosci, Stefano Pelli, Daniele Farnesi, Giancarlo C Righini, Silvia Soria, Gualtiero Nunzi Conti
The design of Whispering Gallery Mode Resonators (WGMRs) used as an optical transducer for biosensing represents the first and crucial step towards the optimization of the final device performance in terms of sensitivity and Limit of Detection (LoD). Here, we propose an analytical method for the design of an optical microbubble resonator (OMBR)-based biosensor. In order to enhance the OMBR sensing performance, we consider a polymeric layer of high refractive index as an inner coating for the OMBR. The effect of this layer and other optical/geometrical parameters on the mode field distribution, sensitivity and LoD of the OMBR is assessed and discussed, both for transverse electric (TE) and transverse magnetic (TM) polarization...
November 25, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896229/effect-of-%C3%AE-2-adrenergic-agonists-and-antagonists-on-cytokine-release-from-human-lung-macrophages-cultured-in-vitro
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O Piazza, R I Staiano, E De Robertis, G Conti, V Di Crescenzo, S Loffredo, G Marone, G Zito Marinosci, M M Cataldi
The most trusted hypothesis to explain how α2-adrenergic agonists may preserve pulmonary functions in critically ill patients is that they directly act on macrophages by interfering with an autocrine/paracrine adrenergic system that controls cytokine release through locally synthetized noradrenaline and α1- and α2-adrenoreceptors. We tested this hypothesis in primary cultures of resident macrophages from human lung (HLMs). HLMs were isolated by centrifugation on percoll gradients from macroscopically healthy human lung tissue obtained from four different patients at the time of lung resection for cancer...
November 2016: Translational Medicine @ UniSa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895913/listening-in-the-dark-why-we-need-stories-of-people-living-with-severe-and-enduring-anorexia-nervosa
#9
EDITORIAL
Janet Conti, Paul Rhodes, Heather Adams
A bold step forward in our approach to Severe and Enduring Anorexia Nervosa invites new paradigms for research and practice. It provides an opportunity for us to explore fault lines, both in our communities of practice and the social structures that inform them. This paper serves to question the medical metaphors on which treatment has been based, in favour of alternative perspectives that resonate more clearly with the lived experience of those for whom it has failed. We invite the consideration of alternative metaphors, which can disrupt the notion of heroic patients (and therapists), mediate against acts of self-silencing and sensitising us to more radical acts of listening...
2016: Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893021/mitigating-financial-toxicity-among-us-patients-with-cancer
#10
Jonas A de Souza, Rena M Conti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 23, 2016: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888534/early-steroid-withdrawal-results-in-improved-patient-and-graft-survival-and-lower-risk-of-post-transplant-cardiovascular-risk-profiles-a-single-center-10-year-experience
#11
Reynold Lopez-Soler, Ryan Chan, Jessica Martinolich, Lisa Park, Ashar Ata, Nikolaos Chandolias, David Conti
Long term use of steroids results in predictable secondary effects that can lead to increased morbidity and mortality. In this study, we present 10 years' worth of data of early steroid withdrawal (ESW) immunosuppression consisting of Mycophenolate, Sirolimus, and Tacrolimus. From 2003 to 2013, 563 kidney transplant recipients were weaned off steroids prior to discharge. We compared outcomes with that of our 65 historical controls maintained on steroids. We analyzed graft and patient survival and determined the incidence of steroid-related comorbidities such as hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, coronary artery disease, and weight gain...
November 26, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887639/prevalence-sensitivity-and-specificity-of-antibodies-against-carbamylated-proteins-in-a-monocentric-cohort-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-other-autoimmune-rheumatic-diseases
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Arbi Pecani, Cristiano Alessandri, Francesca Romana Spinelli, Roberta Priori, Valeria Riccieri, Manuela Di Franco, Fulvia Ceccarelli, Tania Colasanti, Monica Pendolino, Riccardo Mancini, Simona Truglia, Cristiana Barbati, Marta Vomero, Danilo Sabatinelli, Francesca Morello, Guido Valesini, Fabrizio Conti
BACKGROUND: Antibodies against carbamylated proteins (anti-CarP) have been recently identified in the sera of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The objective of the study was to evaluate the prevalence, sensitivity and specificity of anti-CarP compared to anti-citrullinated peptide antibodies (ACPA) and rheumatoid factor (RF), replicating the existing data in a large cohort of Italian patients with RA and extending the evaluation to other autoimmune rheumatic diseases (AIRDs). METHODS: Serum samples (n = 607) from 309 patients with RA, 200 disease controls and 98 normal healthy subjects (NHS) were evaluated...
November 25, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885663/forensic-investigation-of-cooperative-storage-cloud-service-symform-as-a-case-study
#13
Yee-Yang Teing, Ali Dehghantanha, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, Tooska Dargahi, Mauro Conti
Researchers envisioned Storage as a Service (StaaS) as an effective solution to the distributed management of digital data. Cooperative storage cloud forensic is relatively new and is an under-explored area of research. Using Symform as a case study, we seek to determine the data remnants from the use of cooperative cloud storage services. In particular, we consider both mobile devices and personal computers running various popular operating systems, namely Windows 8.1, Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.5, Ubuntu 14...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879428/a-polymorphism-upstream-mir1279-gene-is-associated-with-pericarditis-development-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-contributes-to-definition-of-a-genetic-risk-profile-for-this-complication
#14
C Ciccacci, C Perricone, C Politi, S Rufini, F Ceccarelli, E Cipriano, C Alessandri, A Latini, G Valesini, G Novelli, F Conti, P Borgiani
Recently, a study has shown that a polymorphism in the region of MIR1279 modulates the expression of the TRAF3IP2 gene. Since polymorphisms in the TRAF3IP2 gene have been described in association with systemic lupus erithematosus (SLE) susceptibility and with the development of pericarditis, our aim is to verify if the MIR1279 gene variability could also be involved. The rs1463335 SNP, located upstream MIR1279 gene, was analyzed by allelic discrimination assay in 315 Italian SLE patients and 201 healthy controls...
November 22, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878445/can-non-invasive-ventilation-modify-central-venous-pressure-comparison-between-invasive-measurement-and-ultrasonographic-evaluation
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Maurizio Zanobetti, Alessio Prota, Alessandro Coppa, Laura Giordano, Sofia Bigiarini, Peiman Nazerian, Francesca Innocenti, Alberto Conti, Federica Trausi, Simone Vanni, Giuseppe Pepe, Riccardo Pini
Central venous pressure (CVP) is primarily measured to assess intravascular volume status and heart preload. In clinical practice, the measuring device most commonly used in emergency departments and intensive care units, is an electronic transducer that interconnects a central venous catheter (CVC) with a monitoring system. Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) consists in a breathing support that supplies a positive pressure in airways through a mask or a cask though not using an endotracheal prosthesis. In emergency settings, non-invasive ultrasonography evaluation of CVP, and hence of intravascular volume status entail the measurement by a subxiphoid approach of inferior vena cava diameter and its variations in relation to respiratory activity...
November 22, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874935/effect-of-administration-of-streptococcus-salivarius-k12-on-the-occurrence-of-streptococcal-pharyngo-tonsillitis-scarlet-fever-and-acute-otitis-media-in-3-years-old-children
#16
F Di Pierro, M Colombo, M G Giuliani, M L Danza, I Basile, T Bollani, A M Conti, A Zanvit, A S Rottoli
OBJECTIVE: Streptococcus salivarius K12 (BLIS K12) is a probiotic strain strongly antagonistic to the growth of Streptococcus pyogenes, the most important bacterial cause of pharyngeal infections in humans. Shown to colonize the oral cavity and to be safe for human use, BLIS K12 has previously been reported to reduce pharyngo-tonsillitis episodes in children or adults known to have experienced recurrent streptococcal infection. The present study was focussed upon evaluating the role of BLIS K12 in the control of streptococcal disease and acute otitis media in children attending the first year of kindergarten...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872732/minimal-residual-disease-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-of-adults-determination-prognostic-impact-and-clinical-applications
#17
REVIEW
Maria Ilaria Del Principe, Francesco Buccisano, Luca Maurillo, Giuseppe Sconocchia, Mariagiovanna Cefalo, Maria Irno Consalvo, Chiara Sarlo, Consuelo Conti, Giovanna De Santis, Eleonora De Bellis, Ambra Di Veroli, Patrizia Palomba, Cristina Attrotto, Annagiulia Zizzari, Giovangiacinto Paterno, Maria Teresa Voso, Giovanni Del Poeta, Francesco Lo-Coco, William Arcese, Sergio Amadori, Adriano Venditti
Pretreatment assessment of cytogenetic/genetic signature of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) has been consistently shown to play a major prognostic role but also to fail at predicting outcome on individual basis, even in low-risk AML. Therefore, we are in need of further accurate methods to refine the patients' risk allocation process, distinguishing more adequately those who are likely to recur from those who are not. In this view, there is now evidence that the submicroscopic amounts of leukemic cells (called minimal residual disease, MRD), measured during the course of treatment, indicate the quality of response to therapy...
2016: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868581/2016-updated-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-oncology-nursing-society-chemotherapy-administration-safety-standards-including-standards-for-pediatric-oncology
#18
Michael N Neuss, Terry R Gilmore, Kristin M Belderson, Amy L Billett, Tara Conti-Kalchik, Brittany E Harvey, Carolyn Hendricks, Kristine B LeFebvre, Pamela B Mangu, Kristen McNiff, MiKaela Olsen, Lisa Schulmeister, Ann Von Gehr, Martha Polovich
Purpose To update the ASCO/Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Chemotherapy Administration Safety Standards and to highlight standards for pediatric oncology. Methods The ASCO/ONS Chemotherapy Administration Safety Standards were first published in 2009 and updated in 2011 to include inpatient settings. A subsequent 2013 revision expanded the standards to include the safe administration and management of oral chemotherapy. A joint ASCO/ONS workshop with stakeholder participation, including that of the Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses and American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, was held on May 12, 2015, to review the 2013 standards...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847652/orthodontic-protocol-using-mini-implant-for-class-ii-treatment-in-patient-with-special-needs
#19
Fernando Pedrin Carvalho Ferreira, Anderson Paulo Barbosa Lima, Eliana de Cássia Molina de Paula, Ana Claudia de Castro Ferreira Conti, Danilo Pinelli Valarelli, Renata Rodrigues de Almeida-Pedrin
Improving facial and dental appearance and social interaction are the main factors for special needs (SN) patients to seek orthodontic treatment. The cooperation of SN patients and their parents is crucial for treatment success. Objective. To show through a case report the satisfactory results, both functional and esthetic, in patients with intellectual disability, congenital nystagmus, and severe scoliosis. Materials Used. Pendulum device with mini-implants as anchorage unit. Results. Improvement of facial and dental esthetics, correction of Class II malocclusion, and no root resorption shown in the radiographic follow-up...
2016: Case Reports in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845926/spatio-temporal-correlations-in-models-of-collective-motion-ruled-by-different-dynamical-laws
#20
Andrea Cavagna, Daniele Conti, Irene Giardina, Tomas S Grigera, Stefania Melillo, Massimiliano Viale
Information transfer is an essential factor in determining the robustness of biological systems with distributed control. The most direct way to study the mechanisms ruling information transfer is to experimentally observe the propagation across the system of a signal triggered by some perturbation. However, this method may be inefficient for experiments in the field, as the possibilities to perturb the system are limited and empirical observations must rely on natural events. An alternative approach is to use spatio-temporal correlations to probe the information transfer mechanism directly from the spontaneous fluctuations of the system, without the need to have an actual propagating signal on record...
November 15, 2016: Physical Biology
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