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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901226/an-interview-with-rodrigo-f-viecilli
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Renato Parsekian Martins, Marcio Almeida, Armando Yukio Saga, Orlando Tanaka, Sergei Caldas Rabelo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900755/incidental-18f-fdg-pet-ct-bilateral-breast-uptake-due-to-carcinoma
#2
Domenico Albano, Mattia Bertoli, Maria Laura Morassi, Giovanni Bosio, Emanuela Orlando, Francesco Bertagna
We report a case of 71-year-old female patient, previously treated with chemotherapy and surgical resection of sigmoid tract of the large bowel for adenocarcinoma (pT3N1M0), who underwent a 18F-FDG PET/CT for a suspicious hepatic lesion detected at CT scan during follow-up. 18F-FDG PET/CT showed no abnormal uptake in the liver both at 60 minutes and 120 minutes after injection but revealed a pathological uptake in two breast nodules, (one localized in upper-internal-quadrant of the right breast and the other in the upper-external-quadrant of the left breast)...
2016: Nuclear Medicine Review. Central & Eastern Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899300/role-of-the-endocannabinoid-system-in-the-control-of-mouse-myometrium-contractility-during-the-menstrual-cycle
#3
Ester Pagano, Pierangelo Orlando, Stefania Finizio, Antonietta Rossi, Lorena Buono, Fabio Arturo Iannotti, Fabiana Piscitelli, Angelo A Izzo, Vincenzo Di Marzo, Francesca Borrelli
Cannabis and cannabinoids are known to affect female reproduction. However, the role of the endocannabinoid system in mouse uterine contractility in the dioestrus and oestrus phases has not been previously investigated. The present study aimed at filling this gap. Endocannabinoid (anandamide and 2-arachidonoylglycerol) levels were measured in mouse uterus at dioestrus and oestrus phases by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry; quantitative reverse transcription-PCR measured mRNA expression of cannabinoid receptors and enzymes involved in the metabolism of endocannabinoids...
November 26, 2016: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898166/neither-10-nor-14-day-sequential-treatment-is-better-than-standard-triple-therapy-for-helicobacter-pylori-eradication
#4
Emanuel Warrington, Orlando López-Román, Rafael Tirado Montijo, Rafael Urbina, Marcia Cruz-Correa, Doris H Toro
OBJECTIVE: Helicobacter pylori is a bacterial pathogen associated with chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, gastric adenocarcinoma, and gastric mucosa associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma. Current treatment guidelines support a 7- to 14-day, triple-drug protocol consisting of a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI), clarithromycin, and either amoxicillin or an imidazole. The initial eradication rates for this regimen were 80 to 90%. Nevertheless its effectiveness has declined as the antibiotic resistance to clarithromycin and metronidazole has emerged...
December 2016: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898028/estimating-leaf-area-index-lai-in-vineyards-using-the-pocketlai-smart-app
#5
Francesca Orlando, Ermes Movedi, Davide Coduto, Simone Parisi, Lucio Brancadoro, Valentina Pagani, Tommaso Guarneri, Roberto Confalonieri
Estimating leaf area index (LAI) of Vitis vinifera using indirect methods involves some critical issues, related to its discontinuous and non-homogeneous canopy. This study evaluates the smart app PocketLAI and hemispherical photography in vineyards against destructive LAI measurements. Data were collected during six surveys in an experimental site characterized by a high level of heterogeneity among plants, allowing us to explore a wide range of LAI values. During the last survey, the possibility to combine remote sensing data and in-situ PocketLAI estimates (smart scouting) was evaluated...
November 26, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891175/multidetector-computer-tomography-in-the-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-assessment-an-update
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Vincenza Granata, Roberta Fusco, Orlando Catalano, Sergio Venanzio Setola, Elisabetta de Lutio di Castelguidone, Mauro Piccirillo, Raffaele Palaia, Roberto Grassi, Francesco Granata, Francesco Izzo, Antonella Petrillo
Ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer, with only a minority of cases being resectable at the moment of their diagnosis. The accurate detection and characterization of pancreatic carcinoma is very important for patient management. Multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) has become the cross-sectional modality of choice in the diagnosis, staging, treatment planning, and follow-up of patients with pancreatic tumors. However, approximately 11% of ductal adenocarcinomas still remain undetected at MDCT because of the lack of attenuation gradient between the lesion and the adjacent pancreatic parenchyma...
2016: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890912/performance-of-laparoscopic-pancreatoduodenectomy-for-solid-pseudopapillary-tumor-of-pancreas
#7
Orlando Jorge M Torres, José Maria A Moraes Junior, Anmara Moura Moraes, Camila Cristina S Torres, Antonio Talvane T Oliveira
BACKGROUND Solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas (Frantz tumor) is a rare, low-grade malignant neoplasm. Laparoscopic pancreatoduodenectomy is a good approach for tumors located in the pancreatic head. We present two successful cases in young women. CASE REPORT A 19-year-old woman was admitted to Department of Digestive Surgery due to epigastric pain, nausea, and vomiting. Computed tomography scan of the abdomen was performed, and a 3.0×2.2 cm solid tumor localized in the head of the pancreas was observed...
November 28, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890678/hot-spot-mapping-of-protein-surfaces-with-tempol-bovine-pancreatic-rnase-a-as-a-model-system
#8
Neri Niccolai, Edoardo Morandi, Simone Gardini, Valentino Costabile, Roberta Spadaccini, Orlando Crescenzi, Delia Picone, Ottavia Spiga, Andrea Bernini
TEMPOL spin-label has been used to identify surface exposure of protein nuclei from NMR analysis of the induced paramagnetic relaxation enhancements (PRE). The absence of linear dependence between atom depths and observed PRE reveals that specific mechanisms drive the approach of the paramagnet to the protein surface. RNase A represents a unique protein system to explore the fine details of the information offered by TEMPOL induced PRE, due to the abundance of previous results, obtained in solution and in the crystal, dealing with surface dynamics behavior of this protein...
November 24, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890550/paradoxical-sleep-deprivation-in-rats-causes-a-selective-reduction-in-the-expression-of-type-2-metabotropic-glutamate-receptors-in-the-hippocampus
#9
Isabella Panaccione, Luisa Iacovelli, Luigi di Nuzzo, Francesca Nardecchia, Gianluca Mauro, Delfina Janiri, Antonio De Blasi, Gabriele Sani, Ferdinando Nicoletti, Rosamaria Orlando
Paradoxical sleep deprivation in rats is considered as an experimental animal model of mania endowed with face, construct, and pharmacological validity. We induced paradoxical sleep deprivation by placing rats onto a small platform surrounded by water. This procedure caused the animal to fall in the water at the onset of REM phase of sleep. Control rats were either placed onto a larger platform (which allowed them to sleep) or maintained in their home cage. Sleep deprived rats showed a substantial reduction in type-2 metabotropic glutamate (mGlu2) receptors mRNA and protein levels in the hippocampus, but not in the prefrontal cortex or corpus striatum, as compared to both groups of control rats...
November 23, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889933/development-and-field-performance-of-nitrogen-use-efficient-rice-lines-for-africa
#10
Michael Gomez Selvaraj, Milton Orlando Valencia, Satoshi Ogawa, Yingzhi Lu, Liying Wu, Christopher Downs, Wayne Skinner, Zhongjin Lu, Jean C Kridl, Manabu Ishitani, Jos van Boxtel
Nitrogen (N) fertilizers are a major input cost in rice production and its excess application leads to major environmental pollution. Development of rice varieties with improved nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) is essential for sustainable agriculture. Here, we report the results of field evaluations of marker-free transgenic NERICA4 (New Rice for Africa 4) rice lines over-expressing barley alanine amino transferase (HvAlaAT) under the control of a rice stress-inducible promoter (pOsAnt1). Field evaluations over three growing seasons and two rice growing ecologies (lowland and upland) revealed that grain yield of pOsAnt1:HvAlaAT transgenic events was significantly higher than sibling nulls and wild type controls under different N application rates...
November 27, 2016: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888987/free-asthma-medications-reduces-hospital-admissions-in-brazil-free%C3%A2-asthma-drugs-reduces-hospitalizations-in-brazil
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Talitha Comaru, Paulo Márcio Pitrez, Frederico Orlando Friedrich, Victória D Silveira, Leonardo A Pinto
BACKGROUND: Since June 2011, the Brazilian health system started providing asthma medications (beclomethasone and salbutamol), totally free of charge to patients with asthma. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of the provision of free asthma medications on hospital admissions for asthma in Brazil, using a national hospitalization database (DATASUS), comparing the incidence of hospital admissions before and after the free supply of these drugs. METHODS: Admissions of patients with 1-49 years of age by the Brazilian public health system with the diagnosis of asthma were compared pre (2008-2010) and post (2012-2014) provision of free medicines (beclomethasone and salbutamol)...
December 2016: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886643/cardiac-safety-of-adjuvant-non-pegylated-liposomal-doxorubicin-combined-with-cyclophosphamide-and-followed-by-paclitaxel-in-older-breast-cancer-patients
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Luigi Coltelli, Andrea Fontana, Sara Lucchesi, Laura Ginocchi, Guido Bocci, Mario Filidei, Marco Scalese, Giada Arrighi, Chiara Finale, Lorenzo Marcucci, Orlando Goletti, Barbara Salvadori, Ilaria Ferrarini, Eleonora Bona, Alfredo Falcone, Giacomo Allegrini
PURPOSE: To investigate the cardiac safety of adjuvant Non-Pegylated Liposomal Doxorubicin (NPL-DOX) combined to Cyclophosphamide (CTX) and followed by weekly Paclitaxel, in older patients (≥65 years) with diagnosis of high risk breast cancer. The main end point of this prospective study was the detection of early episodes of symptomatic congestive heart failure (CHF). METHODS: The cardiac function was evaluated by left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) measurements with repeated echocardiograms, performed 2 weeks before the beginning of chemotherapy and every 6 months, until 30 months after the study entry; then yearly for at least 5 years...
November 22, 2016: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886077/magnetofection-enhances-lentiviral-mediated-transduction-of-airway-epithelial-cells-through-extracellular-and-cellular-barriers
#13
Stefano Castellani, Clara Orlando, Annalucia Carbone, Sante Di Gioia, Massimo Conese
Gene transfer to airway epithelial cells is hampered by extracellular (mainly mucus) and cellular (tight junctions) barriers. Magnetofection has been used to increase retention time of lentiviral vectors (LV) on the cellular surface. In this study, magnetofection was investigated in airway epithelial cell models mimicking extracellular and cellular barriers. Bronchiolar epithelial cells (H441 line) were evaluated for LV-mediated transduction after polarization onto filters and dexamethasone (dex) treatment, which induced hemicyst formation, with or without magnetofection...
November 23, 2016: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882933/multiple-myeloma-risk-variant-at-7p15-3-creates-an-irf4-binding-site-and-interferes-with-cdca7l-expression
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Ni Li, David C Johnson, Niels Weinhold, James B Studd, Giulia Orlando, Fabio Mirabella, Jonathan S Mitchell, Tobias Meissner, Martin Kaiser, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Kari Hemminki, Gareth J Morgan, Richard S Houlston
Genome-wide association studies have identified several risk loci for multiple myeloma (MM); however, the mechanisms by which they influence MM are unknown. Here by using genetic association data and functional characterization, we demonstrate that rs4487645 G>T, the most highly associated variant (P = 5.30 × 10(-25)), resides in an enhancer element 47 kb upstream of the transcription start site of c-Myc-interacting CDCA7L. The G-risk allele, associated with increased CDCA7L expression (P=1.95 × 10(-36)), increases IRF4 binding and the enhancer interacts with the CDCA7L promoter...
November 24, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882833/evaluation-of-real-world-experience-with-tofacitinib-compared-with-adalimumab-etanercept-and-abatacept-in-ra-patients-with-1-previous-biologic-dmard-data-from-a-u-s-administrative-claims-database
#15
James Harnett, Robert Gerber, David Gruben, Andrew S Koenig, Connie Chen
BACKGROUND: Real-world data comparing tofacitinib with biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) are limited. OBJECTIVE: To compare characteristics, treatment patterns, and costs of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) receiving tofacitinib versus the most common bDMARDs (adalimumab [ADA], etanercept [ETN], and abatacept [ABA]) following a single bDMARD in a U.S. administrative claims database. METHODS: This study was a retrospective cohort analysis of patients aged ≥ 18 years with an RA diagnosis (ICD-9-CM codes 714...
December 2016: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882697/biomechanical-properties-of-an-implanted-engineered-tubular-gut-sphincter-complex
#16
Elie Zakhem, Mostafa El Bahrawy, Giuseppe Orlando, Khalil N Bitar
Neuromuscular diseases of the gut alter the normal motility patterns. Although surgical intervention remains the standard treatment, preservation of the sphincter attached to the rest of the gut is challenging. The present study aimed to evaluate a bioengineered gut-sphincter complex following its subcutaneous implantation for 4 weeks in rats. Engineered innervated human smooth muscle sheets and innervated human sphincters with a predefined alignment were placed around tubular scaffolds to create a gut-sphincter complex...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881039/fludarabine-cyclophosphamide-and-lenalidomide-in-patients-with-relapsed-refractory-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-a-multicenter-phase-i-ii-gimema-trial
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Francesca R Mauro, Angelo M Carella, Stefano Molica, Francesca Paoloni, Anna M Liberati, Francesco Zaja, Valeria Belsito, Agostino Cortellezzi, Rita Rizzi, Patrizia Tosi, Mauro Spriano, Antonietta Ferretti, Mauro Nanni, Marilisa Marinelli, Maria S De Propris, Sonia M Orlando, Marco Vignetti, Antonio Cuneo, Anna R Guarini, Robin Foà
The activity and safety of a regimen combining lenalidomide with fludarabine and cyclophosphamide (FC) was investigated in patients with relapsed/refractory (R/R) chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Treatment consisted of six monthly courses of the FC regimen combined with 14 days of lenalidomide given at the starting dose of 2.5 mg during course 1. The maximum tolerated dose of lenalidomide was 5 mg. Forty patients were assessed for response, 66% were IGHV unmutated, 45% showed deletion 11q or 17p. The overall response and complete remission rates were 62...
November 23, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880844/atorvastatin-improves-ventricular-remodeling-after-myocardial-infarction-by-interfering-with-collagen-metabolism
#18
Karla Reichert, Helison Rafael Pereira do Carmo, Anali Galluce Torina, Daniela Diógenes de Carvalho, Andrei Carvalho Sposito, Karlos Alexandre de Souza Vilarinho, Lindemberg da Mota Silveira-Filho, Pedro Paulo Martins de Oliveira, Orlando Petrucci
PURPOSE: Therapeutic strategies that modulate ventricular remodeling can be useful after acute myocardial infarction (MI). In particular, statins may exert effects on molecular pathways involved in collagen metabolism. The aim of this study was to determine whether treatment with atorvastatin for 4 weeks would lead to changes in collagen metabolism and ventricular remodeling in a rat model of MI. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were used in this study. MI was induced in rats by ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879559/angiotensin-ii-in-refractory-septic-shock
#19
Elio Antonucci, Patrick J Gleeson, Filippo Annoni, Sara Agosta, Sergio Orlando, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Dimitrios Velissaris, Sabino Scolletta
Refractory septic shock is defined as persistently low mean arterial blood pressure despite volume resuscitation and titrated vasopressors/inotropes in patients with a proven or suspected infection and concomitant organ dysfunction. Its management typically requires high doses of catecholamines, which can induce significant adverse effects such as ischemia and arrhythmias. Angiotensin II (Ang II), a key product of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS), is a vasopressor agent that could be used in conjunction with other vasopressors to stabilize critically ill patients during refractory septic shock, and reduce catecholamine requirements...
November 21, 2016: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879530/transaortic-edge-to-edge-repair-for-functional-mitral-regurgitation-during-aortic-valve-replacement-a-13-year-experience
#20
Christos G Mihos, Maiteder Larrauri-Reyes, Judy Hung, Orlando Santana
OBJECTIVE: The study evaluated the feasibility of a transaortic edge-to-edge mitral valve repair (Alfieri stitch) for moderate or greater (≥2+) functional mitral regurgitation (MR) in high-risk patients undergoing aortic valve replacement. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 40 consecutive patients who underwent aortic valve replacement combined with a transaortic edge-to-edge mitral valve repair for 2+ or greater functional MR, between February 2002 and April 2015...
November 22, 2016: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
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