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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930020/ross-river-virus-seroprevalence-french-polynesia-2014-2015
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Maite Aubry, Anita Teissier, Michael Huart, Sébastien Merceron, Jessica Vanhomwegen, Claudine Roche, Anne-Laure Vial, Sylvianne Teururai, Sébastien Sicard, Sylvie Paulous, Philippe Desprès, Jean-Claude Manuguerra, Henri-Pierre Mallet, Didier Musso, Xavier Deparis, Van-Mai Cao-Lormeau
Ross River virus (RRV), spread by Aedes and Culex mosquitoes, is the most commonly transmitted arbovirus in Australia. A serosurvey of blood donors in French Polynesia during 2011-2013 suggested that RRV circulated without being detected. We report RRV circulation in French Polynesia based on further screening of blood samples collected during 2014-2015.
October 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928163/high-bcr-abl-gusis-levels-at-diagnosis-of-chronic-phase-cml-are-associated-with-unfavorable-responses-to-standard-dose-imatinib
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Paolo Vigneri, Fabio Stagno, Stefania Stella, Alessandra Cupri, Stefano Forte, Michele Massimino, Agostino Antolino, Sergio Siragusa, Donato Mannina, Stefana S Impera, Caterina Musolino, Alessandra Malato, Giuseppe Mineo, Carmela Tomaselli, Pamela Murgano, Maurizio Musso, Fortunato Morabito, Stefano Molica, Bruno Martino, Livia Manzella, Martin C Müller, Andreas Hochhaus, Francesco Di Raimondo
PURPOSE: The approval of second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) for the first line treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) has generated an unmet need for baseline molecular parameters associated with inadequate Imatinib responses. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We correlated BCR-ABL/GUSIS and BCR-ABL/ABLIS transcripts at diagnosis with the outcome - defined by the 2013 European LeukemiaNet recommendations - of 272 newly diagnosed CML patients receiving Imatinib 400 mg/daily...
September 19, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921542/pathogen-inactivation-of-dengue-virus-in-red-blood-cells-using-amustaline-and-glutathione
#3
Maite Aubry, Andrew Laughhunn, Felicia Santa Maria, Marion C Lanteri, Adonis Stassinopoulos, Didier Musso
BACKGROUND: Dengue virus (DENV) is an arbovirus primarily transmitted through mosquito bite; however, DENV transfusion-transmitted infections (TTIs) have been reported and asymptomatic DENV RNA-positive blood donors have been identified in endemic countries. DENV is considered a high-risk pathogen for blood safety. One of the mitigation strategies to prevent arbovirus TTIs is pathogen inactivation. In this study we demonstrate that the amustaline and glutathione (S-303/GSH) treatment previously found effective against Zika virus in red blood cells (RBCs) is also effective in inactivating DENV...
September 16, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915135/otolaryngologic-management-of-down-syndrome-patients-what-is-new
#4
Ethan C Bassett, Mary F Musso
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The management of children with Down syndrome as it pertains to the otolaryngologist continues to evolve. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has dominated the recent literature, but other topics including hearing loss, swallowing, and perioperative considerations are also reported. RECENT FINDINGS: The prevalence of OSA in children with Down syndrome ranges from 57 to 73% in certain cohorts, and, whereas adentonsillectomy can decrease Apnea-Hypopnea Index, up to 80% may have persistent OSA...
September 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857045/persistent-detection-of-dengue-virus-rna-in-vaginal-secretion-of-a-woman-returning-from-sri-lanka-to-italy-april-2017
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Marco Iannetta, Eleonora Lalle, Maria Musso, Fabrizio Carletti, Laura Scorzolini, Alessandra D'Abramo, Pierangelo Chinello, Concetta Castilletti, Giuseppe Ippolito, Maria R Capobianchi, Emanuele Nicastri
We describe the dynamics of dengue virus (DENV) infection in a woman in her mid-30s who developed fever after returning from Sri Lanka to Italy in April 2017. Laboratory testing demonstrated detectable DENV-RNA in plasma, urine, saliva, vaginal secretion. Persistent shedding of DENV-RNA was demonstrated in vaginal secretion, and DENV-RNA was detectable in the pelleted fraction up to 18 days from symptom onset. These findings give new insights into DENV vaginal shedding and vertical transmission.
August 24, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855715/santos-syndrome-is-caused-by-mutation-in-the-wnt7a-gene
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Leandro U Alves, Silvana Santos, Camila M Musso, Suzana Am Ezquina, John M Opitz, Fernando Kok, Paulo A Otto, Regina C Mingroni-Netto
We have recently described a family with a condition (Santos syndrome (SS; MIM 613005)) characterized by fibular agenesis/hypoplasia, hypoplastic femora and grossly malformed/deformed clubfeet with severe oligodactyly, ungual hypoplasia/anonychia, sometimes associated with mild brachydactyly and occasional pre-axial polydactyly. Autosomal dominant inheritance with incomplete penetrance was suggested, but autosomal recessive inheritance could not be ruled out, due to the high frequency of consanguineous matings in the region where the family lived...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821717/promysalin-is-a-salicylate-containing-antimicrobial-with-a-cell-membrane-disrupting-mechanism-of-action-on-gram-positive-bacteria
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Rahul D Kaduskar, Giulia Della Scala, Zaaima J H Al Jabri, Stefania Arioli, Loana Musso, Marco R Oggioni, Sabrina Dallavalle, Diego Mora
Promysalin was previously described as a narrow spectrum molecule with a unique species-specific activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Here we demonstrate that promysalin is active against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria using a microdilution assay. Promysalin acts on Gram-positive bacteria with a mechanism of action involving cell membrane damage with leakage of intracellular components. The evaluation of MICs and MBCs on 11 promysalin analogs, synthesized utilizing diverted total synthesis, allowed the identification of the structural moieties potentially involved in cell membrane interaction and damage...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808058/reductions-in-the-mitochondrial-abc-transporter-abcb10-affect-the-transcriptional-profile-of-heme-biosynthesis-genes
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Alexandra Seguin, Naoko Takahashi-Makise, Yvette Y Yien, Nicholas C Huston, Jared C Whitman, Gabriel Musso, Jared A Wallace, Thomas Bradley, Hector Bergonia, Martin D Kafina, Mitsuyo Matsumoto, Kazuhiko Igarashi, John D Phillips, Barry H Paw, Jerry Kaplan, Diane M Ward
ATP-binding cassette subfamily B member 10 (Abcb10) is a mitochondrial ABC transporter that complexes with mitoferrin1 and ferrochelatase to enhance heme biosynthesis in developing red blood cells. Reductions in Abcb10 levels have been shown to reduce mitoferrin1 protein levels and iron import into mitochondria resulting in reduced heme biosynthesis. As an ABC transporter, Abcb10 binds and hydrolyzes ATP, but its transported substrate is unknown. Here, we determined that decreases in Abcb10 did not result in protoporphyrin IX accumulation in morphant treated zebrafish embryos nor in differentiated Abcb10-specific shRNA murine Friend erythroleukemia (MEL) cells in which Abcb10 was specifically silenced with shRNA...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802364/the-reliability-of-flexible-nasolaryngoscopy-in-the-identification-of-vocal-fold-movement-impairment-in-young-infants
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Yi-Chun Carol Liu, Tyler McElwee, Mary Musso, Tara L Rosenberg, Julina Ongkasuwan
OBJECTIVE: Flexible nasolaryngoscopy (FNL) is considered the gold standard for evaluation of vocal fold mobility but there has been no data on the reliability of interpretation in the infant population. Visualization may be limited by excessive movement, secretions, or floppy supraglottic structures that prevent accurate diagnosis of vocal fold movement impairment (VFMI). We sought to evaluate the inter- and intra-rater reliability of FNL for the evaluation of VFMI in young infants. STUDY TYPE: Case-control...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776638/a-novel-combination-of-peripheral-nerve-blocks-for-arthroscopic-shoulder-surgery
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D Musso, S Flohr-Madsen, K Meknas, T Wilsgaard, L M Ytrebø, Ø Klaastad
BACKGROUND: Interscalene brachial plexus block is currently the gold standard for intra- and post-operative pain management for patients undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery. However, it is associated with block related complications, of which effect on the phrenic nerve have been of most interest. Side effects caused by general anesthesia, when this is required, are also a concern. We hypothesized that the combination of superficial cervical plexus block, suprascapular nerve block, and infraclavicular brachial plexus block would provide a good alternative to interscalene block and general anesthesia...
October 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737921/investigation-of-mass-produced-substrates-for-reproducible-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-measurements-over-large-areas
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Andreas Reyer, Adrian Prinz, Stefano Giancristofaro, Johannes Schneider, Durval Bertoldo Menezes, Gregor Zickler, Gilles R Bourret, Maurizio E Musso
Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) is a versatile spectroscopic technique that suffers from reproducibility issues and usually requires complex substrate fabrication processes. In this article, we report the use of a simple mass production technology based on Blu-ray disc manufacturing technology to prepare large area SERS substrates (∼40 mm(2)) with a high degree of homogeneity (±7% variation in Raman signal) and enhancement factor of ∼6 × 10(6). An industrial high throughput injection molding process was used to generate periodic microstructured polymer substrates coated with a thin Ag film...
July 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737856/the-principle-of-synchronicity-equivalence-and-chronomedicine-relevance-and-methodological-exploration
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Carlos G Musso, Francisco Baez, María J Elias, Mónica Schpilberg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731647/nothing-is-certain-a-comment-on-uncertainty-objectivity-and-scientism
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Carlos G Musso, Ricardo La Valle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731646/art-as-a-vital-human-function
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Carlos G Musso, Paula A Enz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723242/interspecific-and-intraspecific-hybrid-epichlo%C3%A3-species-symbiotic-with-the-north-american-native-grass-poa-alsodes
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Tatsiana Shymanovich, Nikki D Charlton, Ashleigh M Musso, Jonathan Scheerer, Nadja B Cech, Stanley H Faeth, Carolyn A Young
The endophyte presence and diversity in natural populations of Poa alsodes were evaluated along a latitudinal transect from the southern distribution range in North Carolina to New York. Two distinct Epichloë hybrid taxa were identified from 23 populations. Each taxon could easily be distinguished by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) genotyping with primers designed to mating type genes and alkaloid biosynthesis genes that encode key pathway steps for ergot alkaloids, indole-diterpenes, lolines, and peramine...
May 2017: Mycologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711704/detection-of-zikv-rna-in-semen-of-asymptomatic-blood-donors
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Didier Musso, Vaea Richard, Anita Teissier, Mars Stone, Marion C Lanteri, Geraldo Latoni, Jose Alsina, Rita Reik, Michael P Busch
OBJECTIVES: Zika virus (ZIKV) transmission through semen donation has never been reported but the risk is supported by the detection of ZIKV in semen and the demonstration of ZIKV sexual transmission. The potential impact of ZIKV on assisted reproductive procedures should be evaluated. METHODS: We tested longitudinally collected semen samples provided by asymptomatic blood donors who tested positive for ZIKV RNA in plasma during ZIKV outbreaks in Puerto Rico and Florida in 2016...
July 12, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692229/-zika-virus-from-research-to-vaccine
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Manon Vouga, Marco P Alves, Isabelle Eperon, Gilles Eperon, Laurence Rochat, Roland Sahli, Didier Musso, David Baud
Zika virus has recently emerged as new teratogenic agent. Research is drastically increasing to allow a better comprehension of the role of this emerging virus in the induction of fetal cerebral anomalies. Several epidemiological and microbiological aspects may explain a higher virulence of the current strain. Various animal models have been developed and confirm the materno-fetal transmission as well as the induction of cerebral development's disorders. In parallel, various companies are working to develop a vaccine and antiviral medicine against Zika virus...
October 26, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686225/retrospective-proteomic-screening-of-100-breast-cancer-tissues
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Ida Pucci-Minafra, Gianluca Di Cara, Rosa Musso, Patrizia Cancemi, Nadia Ninfa Albanese, Elena Roz, Salvatore Minafra
The present investigation has been conducted on one hundred tissue fragments of breast cancer, collected and immediately cryopreserved following the surgical resection. The specimens were selected from patients with invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast, the most frequent and potentially aggressive type of mammary cancer, with the objective to increase the knowledge of breast cancer molecular markers potentially useful for clinical applications. The proteomic screening; by 2D-IPG and mass spectrometry; allowed us to identify two main classes of protein clusters: proteins expressed ubiquitously at high levels in all patients; and proteins expressed sporadically among the same patients...
July 7, 2017: Proteomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674854/icodextrin-and-peritoneal-dialysis-advantages-and-new-applications
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Periklis Dousdampanis, Carlos Guido Musso, Konstantina Trigka
The impact of icodextrin (ico) on peritoneal dialysis (PD) extension and patient survival is well established. Predominantly, ico-based solutions were prescribed in high-transporter PD patients. Advantages of the ico-based solutions include increased biocompatibility, avoidance of glucotoxicity, enhanced ultrafiltration failure (UF), sodium removal rates, better metabolic and blood pressure control. Bimodal solutions and twice daily exchanges of ico-based solutions are two newly introduced strategies to avoid glucose exposure and/or enhance UF in PD patients with UF failure...
July 3, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671343/inactivation-of-zika-virus-in-platelet-components-using-amotosalen-and-ultraviolet-a-illumination
#20
Felicia Santa Maria, Andrew Laughhunn, Marion C Lanteri, Maite Aubry, Didier Musso, Adonis Stassinopoulos
BACKGROUND: Concerned over the risk of Zika virus (ZIKV) transfusion transmission, public health agencies recommended the implementation of mitigation strategies for its prevention. Those strategies included the use of pathogen inactivation for the treatment of plasma and platelets. The efficacy of amotosalen/ultraviolet A to inactivate ZIKV in plasma had been previously demonstrated, and the efficacy of inactivation in platelets with the same technology was assumed. These studies quantify ZIKV inactivation in platelet components using amotosalen/ultraviolet A...
August 2017: Transfusion
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