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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230332/knowledge-past-use-and-willingness-to-start-medication-assisted-treatment-among-persons-undergoing-alcohol-detoxification
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Michael D Stein, Jessica N Flori, Claire E Blevins, Micah T Conti, Bradley J Anderson, Genie L Bailey
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The current study examined knowledge of previous use, and willingness to take alcohol-related medication among individuals in medically supervised detoxification. METHODS: Participants (n = 302) provided health and demographic information, substance use and detoxification history, PCP visits, and AA attendance. RESULTS: Most patients had knowledge of alcohol medications, one-third had past prescription, and over 80% reported willingness to take medication...
March 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225847/-kurt-goldstein-the-concept-of-structur-in-neurology-and-psychiatry
#2
Norberto A Conti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2016: Vertex: Revista Argentina de Psiquiatriá
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222525/effect-of-a-comprehensive-intervention-on-plasma-bdnf-in-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease
#3
Marta Balietti, Cinzia Giuli, Patrizia Fattoretti, Paolo Fabbietti, Roberta Papa, Demetrio Postacchini, Fiorenzo Conti
A comprehensive intervention (CI) on patients with Alzheimer's disease was assessed by measuring plasmabrain-derived neurotrophic factor (pBDNF) and ADAS-Cog score (ADAS-Cogscore) before, immediately after (FU1), and 6 (FU2) and 24 months (FU3) after the CI. Baseline pBDNF was higher in patients with moderate AD (but not mild AD) than in healthy controls. At FU1, pBDNF and ADAS-Cogscore decreased significantly. At FU2 and FU3, patients' cognitive status worsened and pBDNF further increased versus baseline, suggesting that CI interruption may be a stress event that prevents return to homeostasis...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222306/advanced-breast-cancer-rates-in-the-epoch-of-service-screening-the-400-000-women-cohort-study-from-italy
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Donella Puliti, Lauro Bucchi, Silvia Mancini, Eugenio Paci, Susanna Baracco, Cinzia Campari, Debora Canuti, Claudia Cirilli, Natalina Collina, Giovanni Maria Conti, Enza Di Felice, Fabio Falcini, Maria Michiara, Rossella Negri, Alessandra Ravaioli, Priscilla Sassoli De' Bianchi, Monica Serafini, Manuel Zorzi, Adele Caldarella, Luigi Cataliotti, Marco Zappa
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to evaluate if mammography screening attendance is associated with a reduction in late-stage breast cancer incidence. METHODS: The cohort included over 400,000 Italian women who were first invited to participate in regional screening programmes during the 1990s and were followed for breast cancer incidence for 13 years. We obtained individual data on their exposure to screening and correlated this with total and stage-specific breast cancer incidence...
February 18, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219439/rnas-competing-for-micrornas-mutually-influence-their-fluctuations-in-a-highly-non-linear-microrna-dependent-manner-in-single-cells
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Carla Bosia, Francesco Sgrò, Laura Conti, Carlo Baldassi, Davide Brusa, Federica Cavallo, Ferdinando Di Cunto, Emilia Turco, Andrea Pagnani, Riccardo Zecchina
BACKGROUND: Distinct RNA species may compete for binding to microRNAs (miRNAs). This competition creates an indirect interaction between miRNA targets, which behave as miRNA sponges and eventually influence each other's expression levels. Theoretical predictions suggest that not only the mean expression levels of targets but also the fluctuations around the means are coupled through miRNAs. This may result in striking effects on a broad range of cellular processes, such as cell differentiation and proliferation...
February 20, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215033/anti-mutated-citrullinated-vimentin-antibodies-in-antiphospholipid-syndrome-diagnostic-value-and-relationship-with-clinical-features
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Cristiano Alessandri, Nancy Agmon-Levin, Fabrizio Conti, Carlo Perricone, Elena Ortona, Monica Pendolino, Antonella Capozzi, Federica Delunardo, Riccardo Mancini, Simona Truglia, Francesca Romana Spinelli, Fulvia Ceccarelli, Maurizio Sorice, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Guido Valesini
: Antiphospholipid antibodies (aPLs) are a heterogeneous group of autoantibodies essential for the diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) but do not predict clinical manifestations or disease progression. Hence, the co-presence of other antibodies may prove useful. Autoimmunity directed toward vimentin and other citrullinated peptides was established in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and in other autoimmune conditions including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We have previously described the presence of autoantibodies directed against vimentin/cardiolipin complex in patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), but there are no data on the role of citrullinated vimentin in APS...
February 18, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214938/baseline-trace-metals-in-patella-caerulea-in-a-central-tyrrhenian-ecosystem-pontine-islands-archipelago-and-lazio-region-coastal-sites-italy
#7
Marcelo Enrique Conti, Giustino Mele, Maria Grazia Finoia
In this study, we tested the aptitude of the gastropod mollusk Patella caerulea as biomonitor of elemental pollution in seawater of a central Tyrrhenian ecosystem (Pontine Islands archipelago and Lazio region coastal sites, Italy). Concentrations of Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn were measured in 120 individuals collected in six strategic locations in two sampling campaigns during 2011 and 2012. Samples of surrounding seawater were also collected in the same sites and tested for the same metals in order to obtain the respective concentration factors (CFs)...
February 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212836/point-of-care-ultrasonography-for-evaluation-of-acute-dyspnea-in-the-emergency-department
#8
Maurizio Zanobetti, Margherita Scorpiniti, Chiara Gigli, Peiman Nazerian, Simone Vanni, Francesca Innocenti, Valerio T Stefanone, Caterina Savinelli, Alessandro Coppa, Sofia Bigiarini, Francesca Caldi, Irene Tassinari, Alberto Conti, Stefano Grifoni, Riccardo Pini
BACKGROUND: Acute dyspnea is a common symptom in the emergency department (ED). Standard approach to dyspnea often relies on radiologic and laboratoristic results, causing excessive delay before adequate therapy is started; an integrated point-of-care ultrasonography (PoCUS) approach can shorten the time needed to formulate a diagnosis maintaining an acceptable safety profile. METHODS: Consecutive adult patients presenting with dyspnea and admitted after ED evaluation were prospectively enrolled...
February 14, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212178/the-long-journey-through-renal-filtration-new-pieces-in-the-puzzle-of-slit-diaphragm-architecture
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Sara Conti, Luca Perico, Florian Grahammer, Tobias B Huber
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The podocyte slit diaphragm is probably the least understood component of the kidney filtration barrier. In this review, we aim to integrate the most recent findings on the molecular make-up and structural architecture of this specialized cell-cell junction into a current concept of glomerular filtration. RECENT FINDINGS: Analysis of cryopreserved mammalian tissue revealed a bipartite composition of the slit diaphragm. Single NEPH1 molecules span the lower part of the slit close to the glomerular basement membrane whereas NEPHRIN molecules are positioned in the apical part toward Bowman's space...
February 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199431/-constantine-the-african-and-the-salerno-medical-school
#10
Norberto A Conti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2016: Vertex: Revista Argentina de Psiquiatriá
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198979/root-length-and-alveolar-bone-level-of-impacted-canines-and-adjacent-teeth-after-orthodontic-traction-a-long-term-evaluation
#11
Aldir Cordeiro da Silva, Anderson Capistrano, Renata Rodrigues de Almeida-Pedrin, Maurício de Almeida Cardoso, Ana Cláudia de Castro Ferreira Conti, Leopoldino Capelozza
Objective: The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the long-term effects of orthodontic traction on root length and alveolar bone level in impacted canines and adjacent teeth. Material and Methods: Sample consisted of 16 patients (nine males and seven females), mean initial age 11 years and 8 months presenting with unilaterally maxillary impacted canines, palatally displaced, treated with the same surgical and orthodontic approach. Teeth from the impacted-canine side were assigned as Group I (GI), and contralateral teeth as control, Group II (GII)...
January 2017: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198949/influence-of-the-presence-of-temporomandibular-disorders-on-postural-balance-in-the-elderly
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Paula Vanessa Pedron Oltramari-Navarro, Marjorie Takei Yoshie, Rubens Alexandre da Silva, Ana Cláudia de Castro Ferreira Conti, Ricardo de Lima Navarro, Luciana Lozza do Moraes Marchiori, Karen Barros Parron Fernandes
Purpose: To investigate the influence of the presence of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) on postural balance in elderly individuals. Methods: The study sample consisted of 150 elderly: 103 women (67.7±5.0 years) and 47 men (69.3±5.5 years). Evaluation of the presence and severity of TMD included an anamnesis questionnaire, an evaluation of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), and a muscular examination, which allowed the division of the elderly into 2 groups: G1 (experimental, n=95), with TMD; G2 (control, n=55), without TMD...
February 9, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193253/artemisia-spp-essential-oils-against-the-disease-carrying-blowfly-calliphora-vomitoria
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Stefano Bedini, Guido Flamini, Francesca Cosci, Roberta Ascrizzi, Maria Cristina Echeverria, Lucia Guidi, Marco Landi, Andrea Lucchi, Barbara Conti
BACKGROUND: Synanthropic flies play a considerable role in the transmission of pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms. In this work, the essential oil (EO) of two aromatic plants, Artemisia annua and Artemisia dracunculus, were evaluated for their abilities to control the blowfly Calliphora vomitoria. Artemisia annua and A. dracunculus EOs were extracted, analysed and tested in laboratory bioassays. Besides, the physiology of EOs toxicity and the EOs antibacterial and antifungal properties were evaluated...
February 13, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190459/mutations-in-inpp5k-cause-a-form-of-congenital-muscular-dystrophy-overlapping-marinesco-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-and-dystroglycanopathy
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Daniel P S Osborn, Heather L Pond, Neda Mazaheri, Jeremy Dejardin, Christopher J Munn, Khaloob Mushref, Edmund S Cauley, Isabella Moroni, Maria Barbara Pasanisi, Elizabeth A Sellars, R Sean Hill, Jennifer N Partlow, Rebecca K Willaert, Jaipreet Bharj, Reza Azizi Malamiri, Hamid Galehdari, Gholamreza Shariati, Reza Maroofian, Marina Mora, Laura E Swan, Thomas Voit, Francesco J Conti, Yalda Jamshidi, M Chiara Manzini
Congenital muscular dystrophies display a wide phenotypic and genetic heterogeneity. The combination of clinical, biochemical, and molecular genetic findings must be considered to obtain the precise diagnosis and provide appropriate genetic counselling. Here we report five individuals from four families presenting with variable clinical features including muscular dystrophy with a reduction in dystroglycan glycosylation, short stature, intellectual disability, and cataracts, overlapping both the dystroglycanopathies and Marinesco-Sjögren syndrome...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188577/sofa-score-in-septic-patients-incremental-prognostic-value-over-age-comorbidities-and-parameters-of-sepsis-severity
#15
Francesca Innocenti, Camilla Tozzi, Chiara Donnini, Eleonora De Villa, Alberto Conti, Maurizio Zanobetti, Riccardo Pini
Several widely used scoring systems for septic patients have been validated in an ICU setting, and may not be appropriate for other settings like Emergency Departments (ED) or High-Dependency Units (HDU), where a relevant number of these patients are managed. The purpose of this study is to find reliable tools for prognostic assessment of septic patients managed in an ED-HDU. In 742 patients diagnosed with sepsis/severe sepsis/septic shock, not-intubated, admitted in ED between June 2008 and April 2016, SOFA, qSOFA, PIRO, MEWS, Charlson Comorbidity Index, MEDS, and APACHE II were calculated at ED admission (T0); SOFA and MEWS were also calculated after 24 h of ED-High-Dependency Unit stay (T1)...
February 10, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185694/role-of-bowel-ultrasound-in-the-diagnosis-and-follow-up-of-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
#16
REVIEW
Clara Benedetta Conti, Mariangela Giunta, Daniele Gridavilla, Dario Conte, Mirella Fraquelli
Crohn's disease (CD) is an inflammatory chronic bowel disorder; it can involve the whole gastrointestinal tract, but its localization in the ileum or colon is most common. The reference standard for the diagnosis of CD is ileocolonoscopy with histologic assessment. The reference standard for the detection of any complications is surgery. However, imaging techniques have an important role both in the detection/localization of CD and in the follow-up of CD patients. In the last few years, the technical development of ultrasound equipment, the advent of new technologies such as elastography and mostly the increased expertise of sonographers have boosted the role of bowel ultrasound in assessment of the gastrointestinal tract...
February 6, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179292/effect-of-androgen-on-normal-biodistribution-of-18-f-2-fluoro-5-methyl-1-beta-d-arabinofuranosyluracil-18f-fmau-in-athymic-non-tumor-bearing-male-mice
#17
Hossein Jadvar, Ryan Park, Li-Peng Yap, Kai Chen, Lindsey Hughes, Peter Conti
AIM: We assessed the association between the presence and absence of androgen on the normal biodistribution of the positron emission tomography (PET) cellular proliferation imaging biomarker, [(18)F]-2'-Fluoro-5-methyl-1-beta-D-arabinofuranosyluracil ((18)F-FMAU), in mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Non-castrated (n=4) and castrated (n=4) athymic non-tumor-bearing male mice served as models for presence and absence, respectively, of androgen. MicroPET-CT scans were performed 1 h following tail vein administration of 200 uCi of (18)F-FMAU...
2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178427/pathogenesis-of-colitis-in-germ-free-mice-infected-with-ehec-o157-h7
#18
K A Eaton, C Fontaine, D I Friedman, N Conti, C J Alteri
Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) are strains of E. coli that express Shiga toxins (Stx) and cause hemorrhagic colitis. In some cases, disease can progress to hemolytic uremic syndrome, a potentially fatal form of kidney disease. Both enteric and renal disease are associated with the expression of stx genes, which are often carried on lysogenic phage. Toxin is expressed following induction and conversion of the phage to lytic growth. The authors previously used a germ-free mouse model to demonstrate that toxin gene expression is enhanced during growth in vivo and that renal disease is dependent on both prophage induction and expression of Stx2...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177206/propofol-sedation-reduces-diaphragm-activity-in-spontaneously-breathing-patients-ultrasound-assessment
#19
Monica Rocco, Luigi Maggi, Giorgio Ranieri, Giovanni Ferrari, Cesare Gregoretti, Giorgio Conti, Roberto A DE Blasi
BACKGROUND: The diaphragm is the most important respiratory muscle in humans, and the close relationship between inspired volume and diaphragmatic movement in normal subjects has led to investigations into diaphragmatic activity using ultrasound, during spontaneous breathing and sedative drug infusion. METHODS: A total of 36 consecutive patients undergoing diagnostic procedures under deep propofol sedation were studied. Ultrasound measurements included the following: diaphragmatic thickening end-inspiration (TEI) and end-expiration (TEE)...
February 8, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174371/determinants-of-demand-in-the-public-dental-emergency-service
#20
Maria Sa Matsumoto, Marcia An Gatti, Marta Hs de Conti, Sandra F de Ap Simeão, Solange de Oliveira Braga Franzolin, Sara N Marta
INTRODUCTION: Although dental emergencies are primarily aimed at pain relief, in practice, dental emergency services have been overwhelmed by the massive inflow of patients with less complex cases, which could be resolved at basic levels of health care. They frequently become the main gateway to the system. We investigated the determinant factors of demand at the Central Dental Emergency Unit in Bauru, São Paulo, Brazil. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The questionnaire was applied to 521 users to evaluate sociodemographic profile; factors that led users to seek the service at the central dental emergency; perception of service offered...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
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