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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551878/underreporting-of-congenital-rubella-in-italy-2010-2014
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Cristina Giambi, Antonino Bella, Antonietta Filia, Martina Del Manso, Gloria Nacca, Silvia Declich, Maria Cristina Rota
In accordance with the goals of the World Health Organization Regional Committee for Europe, the Italian national Measles and Rubella Elimination Plan 2010-2015 aimed to reduce the incidence of congenital rubella cases to <1 case/100,000 live births by 2015. In Italy, a passive national surveillance system for congenital rubella and rubella in pregnancy is active since 2005. We estimated the degree of underreporting of congenital rubella, performing a capture-recapture analysis of cases detected through two independent sources: the national surveillance system and the national hospital discharge database, in the years 2010-2014...
May 28, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551858/cost-effectiveness-of-drug-treatments-for-advanced-melanoma-a-systematic-literature-review
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Darío Rubio-Rodríguez, Silvia De Diego Blanco, Maite Pérez, Carlos Rubio-Terrés
BACKGROUND: Until recently, advanced melanoma (unresectable and metastatic) has had a poor prognosis and has been treated with chemotherapy. The introduction of new treatments (BRAF and MEK inhibitors and immunotherapy) has improved overall survival and progression-free survival of some patients. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to review the published evidence on the cost-effectiveness of pharmacological treatments for advanced melanoma. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted, without date or language restrictions, in PubMed, EMBASE, Scopus, the Cochrane Library, the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence databases and the Health Technology Assessment journal...
May 27, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551794/functional-role-of-nox4-in-autophagy
#3
Maurizio Forte, Silvia Palmerio, Derek Yee, Giacomo Frati, Sebastiano Sciarretta
Accumulating lines of evidence suggest that reactive oxygen species (ROS) may act as intracellular signaling molecules under cellular stress conditions, activating several molecular pathways. Autophagy, the intracellular mechanism by which cells digest and recycle unfolded proteins and dysfunctional organelles, is emerging as a major target of ROS and NADPH oxidase (Nox) enzymes, the major generators of ROS. While autophagy represents an important self-defense mechanism in promoting cell survival, it may be maladaptive in some conditions...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551444/effect-of-prior-focal-therapy-on-perioperative-oncologic-and-functional-outcomes-of-salvage-robotic-assisted-radical-prostatectomy
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Igor Nunes-Silva, Eric Barret, Victor Srougi, Mohammed Baghdadi, Paolo Capogrosso, Silvia Garcia-Barreras, Solange Kanso, Rafael Tourinho-Barbosa, Ariê Carneiro, Rafael Sanchez-Salas, François Rozet, Marc Galiano, Xavier Cathelineau
PURPOSE: To assess the impact of focal therapy (FT) on perioperative, oncologic, and functional outcomes in men who underwent salvage robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy(S-RARP) compared to primary RARP (P-RARP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: FT was performed in patients presenting Gleason score 3+3 or 3+4, clinical stage ≤cT2a, serum prostate-specific antigen(PSA) ≤15ng/ml, unilateral positive biopsy, maximum length of any positive core <10mm and life expectancy >10 years...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551359/previous-radiotherapy-and-the-clinical-activity-and-toxicity-of-pembrolizumab-in-the-treatment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-keynote-001-phase-1-trial
#5
Narek Shaverdian, Aaron E Lisberg, Krikor Bornazyan, Darlene Veruttipong, Jonathan W Goldman, Silvia C Formenti, Edward B Garon, Percy Lee
BACKGROUND: Preclinical studies have found radiotherapy enhances antitumour immune responses. We aimed to assess disease control and pulmonary toxicity in patients who previously received radiotherapy for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) before receiving pembrolizumab. METHODS: We assessed patients with advanced NSCLC treated on the phase 1 KEYNOTE-001 trial at a single institution (University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA). Patients were aged 18 years or older, had an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 1 or less, had adequate organ function, and no history of pneumonitis...
May 24, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551296/a-decade-long-telemedicine-screening-program-for-diabetic-retinopathy-in-the-north-east-of-italy
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Stela Vujosevic, Porzia Pucci, Margherita Casciano, AnnaRita Daniele, Silvia Bini, Marianna Berton, Fabiano Cavarzeran, Angelo Avogaro, Annunziata Lapolla, Edoardo Midena
AIM: To describe a decade long telemedicine screening for diabetic retinopathy (DR) in the metropolitan area of Padova (North-East Italy) and to report about prevalence/incidence of DR and maculopathy, rate of progression to STDR and optimal screening interval in patients with no DR at first examination. METHODS: Observational, longitudinal, cohort study; 9347 patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) underwent 17,344 fundus exams (three-45° color photos per eye) in two diabetes clinics and were graded in the Reading Centre, by certified personnel...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551210/nanoencapsulation-of-chia-seed-oil-with-chia-mucilage-salvia-hispanica-l-as-wall-material-characterization-and-stability-evaluation
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Camila de Campo, Priscilla Pereira Dos Santos, Tania Maria Haas Costa, Karina Paese, Silvia Stanisçuaski Guterres, Alessandro de Oliveira Rios, Simone Hickmann Flôres
In this study, chia seed oil was nanoencapsulated utilizing chia seed mucilage (CSM) as wall material. The viscosity, encapsulation efficiency, loading capacity, transmission electron microscopy, FT-IR spectroscopy and thermal properties of chia seed oil nanoparticles (CSO-NP) were performed after preparation. Particle size, zeta potential, span value, and pH of CSO-NP and oxidation stability of nanoencapsulated and unencapsulated oil were evaluated during 28days of storage at accelerated conditions (40°C)...
November 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551115/mos2-tio2-sinw-surface-as-an-effective-substrate-for-ldi-ms-detection-of-glucose-and-glutathione-in-real-samples
#8
Abderrahmane Hamdi, Ioana Silvia Hosu, Ahmed Addad, Ruben Hartkoorn, Hervé Drobecq, Oleg Melnyk, Hatem Ezzaouia, Rabah Boukherroub, Yannick Coffinier
Here, we report for the first time, the use of molybdenum disulfide/titanium oxide/silicon nanowires (MoS2/TiO2/SiNW) surfaces for SALDI-MS detection as alternative to MALDI-MS method. Silicon nanowires were fabricated by the well-known metal-assisted chemical etching process followed by the deposition of TiO2 by atomic layer deposition. MoS2 deposition was achieved through hydrothermal treatment. The MoS2/TiO2/SiNW substrate has shown high performance for the detection of small compounds of different molecular weights, including glutathione, glucose, amino acids, antibiotics to name a few...
August 15, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550792/social-stress-contagion-in-rats-behavioural-autonomic-and-neuroendocrine-correlates
#9
Luca Carnevali, Nicola Montano, Rosario Statello, Gino Coudé, Federica Vacondio, Silvia Rivara, Pier Francesco Ferrari, Andrea Sgoifo
The negative emotional consequences associated with life stress exposure in an individual can affect the emotional state of social partners. In this study, we describe an experimental rat model of social stress contagion and its effects on social behaviour and cardiac autonomic and neuroendocrine functions. Adult male Wistar rats were pair-housed and one animal (designated as "demonstrator" (DEM)) was submitted to either social defeat stress (STR) by an aggressive male Wild-type rat in a separate room or just exposed to an unfamiliar empty cage (control condition, CTR), once a day for 4 consecutive days...
May 20, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550406/statistical-shape-modelling-to-aid-surgical-planning-associations-between-surgical-parameters-and-head-shapes-following-spring-assisted-cranioplasty
#10
Naiara Rodriguez-Florez, Jan L Bruse, Alessandro Borghi, Herman Vercruysse, Juling Ong, Greg James, Xavier Pennec, David J Dunaway, N U Owase Jeelani, Silvia Schievano
PURPOSE: Spring-assisted cranioplasty is performed to correct the long and narrow head shape of children with sagittal synostosis. Such corrective surgery involves osteotomies and the placement of spring-like distractors, which gradually expand to widen the skull until removal about 4 months later. Due to its dynamic nature, associations between surgical parameters and post-operative 3D head shape features are difficult to comprehend. The current study aimed at applying population-based statistical shape modelling to gain insight into how the choice of surgical parameters such as craniotomy size and spring positioning affects post-surgical head shape...
May 26, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549961/preliminary-results-of-aorfix-tm-stent-graft-to-treat-infrarenal-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-with-severe-proximal-aortic-neck-angulation
#11
Pietro Volpe, Mafalda Massara, Antonino Alberti, Santo Marino, Alberto Volpe, Daniela Mazzaccaro, Silvia Stegher, Giovanni Nano
BACKGROUND: We report a preliminary experience about endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) of infrarenal abdominal aneurysm (iAAA) with severe proximal aortic neck angulation using the Aorfix(TM) stent graft. METHODS: Data of consecutive patients with iAAA with severe proximal neck angulation submitted to endovascular repair between September 2012 and December 2014 in two Italian centres of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery were retrospectively reviewed and outcomes analyzed using the software JMP 5...
May 23, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549836/heterogeneity-of-tumor-and-immune-cell-pd-l1-expression-and-lymphocyte-counts-in-surgical-nsclc-samples
#12
David Casadevall, Sergi Clavé, Álvaro Taus, Max Hardy-Werbin, Pedro Rocha, Marta Lorenzo, Silvia Menéndez, Marta Salido, Joan Albanell, Lara Pijuan, Edurne Arriola
BACKGROUND: Immune-checkpoint inhibitors against programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1)/programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) have shown remarkable therapeutic activity in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, biomarker-based patient selection remains a challenge. Our aim was to assess the heterogeneity of various immune markers between different tumor areas of surgically resected NSCLC specimens. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included 94 adenocarcinoma (ADC) and 50 squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) specimens...
May 4, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549564/timing-of-autophagy-and-apoptosis-during-posterior-silk-gland-degeneration-in-bombyx-mori
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Aurora Montali, Davide Romanelli, Silvia Cappellozza, Annalisa Grimaldi, Magda de Eguileor, Gianluca Tettamanti
Over the years, the silkworm, Bombyx mori, has been manipulated by means of chemical and genetic approaches to improve silk production both quantitatively and qualitatively. The silk is produced by the silk gland, which degenerates quickly once the larva has finished spinning the cocoon. Thus, interfering with this degeneration process could help develop new technologies aimed at ameliorating silk yield. To this end, in this work we studied the cell death processes that lead to the demise of posterior silk gland of B...
May 23, 2017: Arthropod Structure & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548707/phenotypes-and-genotypes-in-individuals-with-smc1a-variants
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Sylvia Huisman, Paul A Mulder, Egbert Redeker, Ingrid Bader, Anne-Marie Bisgaard, Alice Brooks, Anna Cereda, Constanza Cinca, Dinah Clark, Valerie Cormier-Daire, Matthew A Deardorff, Karin Diderich, Mariet Elting, Anthonie van Essen, David Fitz Patrick, Cristina Gervasini, Gabriele Gillessen-Kaesbach, Katta M Girisha, Yvonne Hilhorst-Hofstee, Saskia Hopman, Denise Horn, Mala Isrie, Sandra Jansen, Cathrine Jespersgaard, Frank J Kaiser, Maninder Kaur, Tjitske Kleefstra, Ian D Krantz, Phillis Lakeman, Annemiek Landlust, Davor Lessel, Caroline Michot, Jo Moss, Sarah E Noon, Chris Oliver, Ilaria Parenti, Juan Pie, Feliciano J Ramos, Claudine Rieubland, Silvia Russo, Angelo Selicorni, Zeynep Tümer, Rieneke Vorstenbosch, Tara L Wenger, Ingrid van Balkom, Sigrid Piening, Jolanta Wierzba, Raoul C Hennekam
SMC1A encodes one of the proteins of the cohesin complex. SMC1A variants are known to cause a phenotype resembling Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS). Exome sequencing has allowed recognizing SMC1A variants in individuals with encephalopathy with epilepsy who do not resemble CdLS. We performed an international, interdisciplinary study on 51 individuals with SMC1A variants for physical and behavioral characteristics, and compare results to those in 67 individuals with NIPBL variants. For the Netherlands all known individuals with SMC1A variants were studied, both with and without CdLS phenotype...
May 26, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548244/primary-histiocytic-sarcoma-presenting-as-diffuse-leptomeningeal-disease-case-description-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Magda Zanelli, Moira Ragazzi, Giovanni Marchetti, Alessandra Bisagni, Massimo Principi, Daniela Fanni, Elisabetta Froio, Silvia Serra, Eleonora Zanetti, Loredana De Marco, Felice Giangaspero, Stefano Ascani
Histiocytic sarcoma is a rare malignant neoplasm arising most commonly in lymph nodes, intestinal tract, skin and soft tissue. The incidence of primary CNS histiocytic sarcoma is even rarer with a total of just 27 cases reported in the literature so far. Herein we describe the first autopsy case of histiocytic sarcoma presenting as a diffuse leptomeningeal disease in absence of a CNS tumor-forming parenchymal lesion. The clinical, pathological and immunophenotypic features are described and an updated literature review on primary CNS histiocytic sarcoma is included...
May 26, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547780/advances-in-molecular-engineering-of-carbohydrate-binding-modules
#16
REVIEW
Silvia Armenta, Silvia Moreno-Mendieta, Zaira Sánchez-Cuapio, Sergio Sánchez, Romina Rodríguez-Sanoja
Carbohydrate-binding modules (CBMs) are non-catalytic domains that are generally appended to carbohydrate-active enzymes. CBMs have a broadly conserved structure that allows recognition of a notable variety of carbohydrates, in both their soluble and insoluble forms, as well as in their alpha and beta conformations and with different types of bonds or substitutions. This versatility suggests a high functional plasticity that is not yet clearly understood, in spite of the important number of studies relating protein structure and function...
May 25, 2017: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546539/microbiota-modulation-counteracts-alzheimer-s-disease-progression-influencing-neuronal-proteolysis-and-gut-hormones-plasma-levels
#17
Laura Bonfili, Valentina Cecarini, Sara Berardi, Silvia Scarpona, Jan S Suchodolski, Cinzia Nasuti, Dennis Fiorini, Maria Chiara Boarelli, Giacomo Rossi, Anna Maria Eleuteri
Gut microbiota has a proven role in regulating multiple neuro-chemical pathways through the highly interconnected gut-brain axis. Oral bacteriotherapy thus has potential in the treatment of central nervous system-related pathologies, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD). Current AD treatments aim to prevent onset, delay progression and ameliorate symptoms. In this work, 3xTg-AD mice in the early stage of AD were treated with SLAB51 probiotic formulation, thereby affecting the composition of gut microbiota and its metabolites...
May 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545737/microrna-146a-governs-fibroblast-activation-and-joint-pathology-in-arthritis
#18
Victoria Saferding, Antonia Puchner, Eliana Goncalves-Alves, Melanie Hofmann, Michael Bonelli, Julia S Brunner, Emine Sahin, Birgit Niederreiter, Silvia Hayer, Hans P Kiener, Elisa Einwallner, Ramzi Nehmar, Raphael Carapito, Philippe Georgel, Marije I Koenders, Mark Boldin, Gernot Schabbauer, Mariola Kurowska-Stolarska, Günter Steiner, Josef S Smolen, Kurt Redlich, Stephan Blüml
Synovial fibroblasts are key cells orchestrating the inflammatory response in arthritis. Here we demonstrate that loss of miR-146a, a key epigenetic regulator of the innate immune response, leads to increased joint destruction in a TNF-driven model of arthritis by specifically regulating the behavior of synovial fibroblasts. Absence of miR-146a in synovial fibroblasts display a highly deregulated gene expression pattern and enhanced proliferation in vitro and in vivo. Deficiency of miR-146a induces deregulation of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor associated factor 6 (TRAF6) in synovial fibroblasts, leading to increased proliferation...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545517/evaluation-of-two-strategies-for-the-interpretation-of-tumour-markers-in-pleural-effusions
#19
Jaume Trapé, Francesc Sant, Josefina Franquesa, Jesús Montesinos, Anna Arnau, Maria Sala, Oscar Bernadich, Esperanza Martín, Damià Perich, Concha Pérez, Joan Lopez, Sandra Ros, Enrique Esteve, Rafael Pérez, Jordi Aligué, Gabriel Gurt, Silvia Catot, Montserrat Domenech, Joan Bosch, Josep Miquel Badal, Mariona Bonet, Rafael Molina, Josep Ordeig
BACKGROUND: Pleural effusions present a diagnostic challenge. Approximately 20% are associated with cancer and some 50% require invasive procedures to perform diagnosis. Determination of tumour markers may help to identify patients with malignant effusions. Two strategies are used to obtain high specificity in the differential diagnosis of malignant pleural effusions: a) high cut-off, and b) fluid/serum (F/S) ratio and low cut-off. The aim of this study is to compare these two strategies and to establish whether the identification of possible false positives using benign biomarkers - ADA, CRP and % of polymorphonuclear cells - improves diagnostic accuracy...
May 25, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545467/expression-of-deleted-atoxic-atypical-recombinant-beta2-toxin-in-a-baculovirus-system-and-production-of-polyclonal-and-monoclonal-antibodies
#20
Anna Serroni, Chiara Francesca Magistrali, Giovanni Pezzotti, Luca Bano, Martina Pellegrini, Giulio Severi, Chiara Di Pancrazio, Mirella Luciani, Manuela Tittarelli, Silvia Tofani, Antonio De Giuseppe
BACKGROUND: Clostridium perfringens is an important animal and human pathogen that can produce more than 16 different major and minor toxins. The beta-2 minor toxin (CPB2), comprising atypical and consensus variants, appears to be involved in both human and animal enterotoxaemia syndrome. The exact role of CPB2 in pathogenesis is poorly investigated, and its mechanism of action at the molecular level is still unknown because of the lack of specific reagents such as monoclonal antibodies against the CPB2 protein and/or the availability of a highly purified antigen...
May 25, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
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