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Eiko Hasegawa, Naoki Sawa, Junichi Hoshino, Tatsuya Suwabe, Noriko Hayami, Masayuki Yamanouchi, Akinari Sekine, Rikako Hiramatsu, Aya Imafuku, Masahiro Kawada, Yoshifumi Ubara, Tsunao Imamura, Kenmei Takaichi
We herein present a rare case of an autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) patient with Caroli's disease, a congenital embryonic biliary tree ductal plate abnormality often associated with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease. A 76-year-old woman with ADPKD on hemodialysis was admitted to our hospital with recurrent cholangitis and hepatobiliary stones. Caroli's disease was diagnosed according to typical imaging findings of cystic intrahepatic bile duct dilatation and the central dot sign...
2016: Internal Medicine
Andrea Romano, Valeria Coppola, Mariangela Lombardi, Luigi Lavorato, Domenica Di Stefano, Emanuela Caroli, Maria Camilla Rossi Espagnet, Francesca Tavanti, Giuseppe Minniti, Giuseppe Trillò, Alessandro Bozzao
PURPOSE: Our hypothesis was that pituitary macroadenomas show different areas of consistency detectable by enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with Dynamic study during gadolinium administration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analysed 21 patients with pituitary macroadenomas between June 2013 and June 2015. All patients underwent trans-sphenoidal surgery and neurosurgeon described macroadenomas consistency. Similarly, two neuroradiologists manually drew regions of interest (ROIs) inside the solid-appearing portions of macroadenoma and in the normal white matter both on dynamic and post-contrast acquisitions...
October 11, 2016: Pituitary
Claudio Babiloni, Claudio Del Percio, Anna Caroli, Elena Salvatore, Emanuele Nicolai, Nicola Marzano, Roberta Lizio, Enrica Cavedo, Susan Landau, Kewei Chen, William Jagust, Eric Reiman, Gioacchino Tedeschi, Patrizia Montella, Manuela De Stefano, Loreto Gesualdo, Giovanni B Frisoni, Andrea Soricelli
Cortical sources of resting state electroencephalographic (EEG) delta (2-4 Hz) and low-frequency alpha (8-10.5 Hz) rhythms show abnormal activity (i.e., current density) in patients with dementia due to Alzheimer's disease (AD). Here, we hypothesized that abnormality of this activity is related to relevant disease processes as revealed by cortical hypometabolism typically observed in AD patients by fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography. Resting state eyes-closed EEG data were recorded in 19 AD patients with dementia and 40 healthy elderly (Nold) subjects...
August 31, 2016: Neurobiology of Aging
M P De Carolis, G Pinna, C Cocca, S A Rubortone, C Romagnoli, I Bersani, S Salvi, A Lanzone, S De Carolis
BACKGROUND: Infants born at 34 to 36 weeks of gestation (late preterm) are at greater risk for adverse outcomes than those born at 37 weeks of gestation or later. Aim of this paper is to examine risk factors for late preterm births and to investigate the complications of the transition period in late preterm infants (LPIs). METHODS: All consecutive late preterm deliveries, excluded stillbirths, were included. Maternal and neonatal data, need for delivery room resuscitative procedures, temperature at birth (T1) and two hours after the admission (T2) were analyzed in all LPIs stratified by Gestational Age (GA) and divided into three groups (34, 35 and 36 weeks)...
2016: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
Antonella De Carolis, Virginia Cipollini, Nicole Donato, Micaela Sepe-Monti, Francesco Orzi, Franco Giubilei
Although a large number of studies have examined possible differences in cognitive performance between Alzheimer's disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VaD), the data in the literature are conflicting. The aims of this study were to analyze the neuropsychological pattern of subjects affected by degenerative dementia without evidence of small vessel pathology (DD) and small vessel VaD subjects in the early stages and to investigate differences in the progression of cognitive impairment. Seventy-five patients with probable VaD and 75 patients with probable DD were included...
September 21, 2016: Neurological Sciences
M A Bakhotmah
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September 1999: Saudi Medical Journal
S Garofalo, V A Degennaro, S Salvi, M P De Carolis, G Capelli, S Ferrazzani, S De Carolis, A Lanzone
Cancer is the leading cause of death in women of reproductive age. During the last decades and especially in developed countries, the incidence of cancer is increasing dramatically, with an incidence of 1 in 1,000 pregnancies. This is mostly related to delay of pregnancy into the late reproductive years. The aim of this study was to investigate the outcome of pregnancy in women with diagnosis of cancer; in particular, neonatal morbidity and mortality, after in utero exposure to chemotherapy, were evaluated...
September 19, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
Moisés Domínguez, Marcos Caroli Rezende
The solvation and the solvatochromic behavior of 5-(dimethylamino)-5'-nitro-2,2'-bithiophene 1, the basis of a π* scale of solvent polarities, was investigated theoretically in toluene, dichloromethane, methanol and formamide with a Monte Carlo and quantum mechanics (QM/MM) iterative approach. The calculated transition energies of the solvatochromic band of 1, obtained as averages of statistically uncorrelated configurations, including the solute and explicit solvent molecules of the first solvation layer, besides showing good agreement with the experimental transitions, reproduced very well the positive solvatochromism of this probe in various solvents...
September 2016: Journal of Molecular Modeling
Estevam Rubens Utumi, Juliane Pirágine Araujo, Irineu Gregnanin Pedron, Frederico Yonezaki, Gustavo Grothe Machado, André Caroli Rocha
Epidermoid cysts are malformations that are rarely observed in the submental region. Imaging has an important role in surgical planning according to the size and location of the cyst in relation to geniohyoid and mylohyoid muscles. This article reports the case of a 15-year-old female patient complaining of submental swelling. The differential diagnosis included infection, tumor, ranula, and abnormalities during embryonic development. The lesion was surgically excised using an extra-oral approach. The histopathological examination revealed a cyst wall lined with stratified squamous epithelium with the presence of several horny scales consistent with the diagnosis of an epidermoid cyst...
April 2016: Autopsy & case reports
Emma Chiaramello, Francesco Pinciroli, Alberico Bonalumi, Angelo Caroli, Gabriella Tognola
Information extraction from narrative clinical notes is useful for patient care, as well as for secondary use of medical data, for research or clinical purposes. Many studies focused on information extraction from English clinical texts, but less dealt with clinical notes in languages other than English. This study tested the feasibility of using "off the shelf" information extraction algorithms to identify medical concepts from Italian clinical notes. Among all the available and well-established information extraction algorithms, we used MetaMap to map medical concepts to the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS)...
July 18, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
Pamela Mancuso, Claudio Sacchettini, Massimo Vicentini, Stefania Caroli, Paolo Giorgi Rossi
BACKGROUND: reduction in cervical cancer mortality is the ultimate goal of the screening. Quality of death certificate reports has been improved over time, but they are still inaccurate, making it difficult to assess time trends in mortality. OBJECTIVES: to evaluate the accuracy of the topographic coding of causes of death and to estimate the mortality time trend for cervical cancer through the method of incidence-based mortality (IBM) using cancer registry (CR) data...
March 2016: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
Simonetta Frezza, Francesca Gallini, Raffaella Palazzo, Maria Carollo, Maria Pia De Carolis, Vito D'Andrea, Piero Catenazzi, Costantino Romagnoli, Clara Maria Ausiello
BACKGROUND: The immaturity of immune system characterizes newborn infants. Possible serological markers of Th1 and Th2 immune response are the lymphocyte activation gene-3 (CD223) and soluble CD30, respectively (sCD30). AIMS: The aim of our study was to evaluate the relationship between Th1 and Th2 immune response and gestational age (GA), comparing data in preterm and term neonates. STUDY DESIGN: Cord blood from 20 preterm (GA: 33±2weeks, BW 1950±490g) and 20 term infants (GA: 38±1weeks, BW: 3177±330g) were tested for sCD30 and CD223 levels by ELISA...
October 2016: Early Human Development
Carolina Aliaga, Marcos Caroli Rezende, Geraldine Mena
A series of 4-alkanoyloxy-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidinoxyl radicals (4-alkanoyloxyTEMPO) was prepared and their reactivity in water vis-à-vis antioxidant Trolox was compared. Spectral (EPR) and dynamic-light-scattering measurements suggested the formation of micelles for the more hydrophobic members of the series. The observed increase in reactivity for the micelle-forming radicals reflected the increased local concentration of the radical fragment on the micellar interface.
July 14, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry: MRC
N K Biswas, U Raju, K Sodhi
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October 2007: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
Jaume Alijotas-Reig, Raquel Ferrer-Oliveras, Enrique Esteve-Valverde, Amelia Ruffatti, Angela Tincani, Elmina Lefkou, Maria Tiziana Bertero, Gerard Espinosa, Emmanuel Coloma, Sara de Carolis, Patrizia Rovere-Querini, Valentina Canti, Elisa Picardo, Micaela Fredi, Arsene Mekinian
AIM: To analyse the prevalence and effects of inherited thrombophilic disorders (ITD) on maternal-foetal outcomes in cases of antiphospholipid antibody related to obstetric complications. METHODS: Women with obstetric complaints who tested positive for aPL and with inherited thrombophilia were prospectively and retrospectively included. RESULTS: ITD data were available in 208 of 338: 147 had obstetric antiphospholipid syndrome (OAPS) and 61 aPL-related obstetric morbidity (OMAPS)...
August 2016: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
Quoc Toan Phan, Tom Kompier
The genus Protosticta Selys, 1855 from Vietnam is revised. Four new species, P. ngoai spec. nov., P. socculus spec. nov., P. pseudocuriosa spec. nov., and P. spinosa spec. nov. are described; detailed morphological structures of four species P. beaumonti Wilson, 1997 (dark form), P. caroli van Tol, 2008, P. grandis Asahina, 1995, and P. satoi Asahina, 1997, are provided. P. beaumonti is newly recorded for Vietnam. The female of P. caroli is described for the first time. P. linnaei van Tol, 2008, is also listed here, based on the original description and visual inspection of the type specimens...
2016: Zootaxa
Elisabetta Schiaroli, Maria Bruna Pasticci, Elena De Carolis, Enrica Mello, Carlo Pallotto, Christian Leli, Giuseppe Vittorio De Socio, Franco Baldelli, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Antonella Mencacci
Infections by Nocardia spp. are generally regarded as opportunistic diseases in immunocompromised patients, but can also affect immunocompetent subjects. Such infections represent an important diagnostic challenge for clinicians and microbiologists, and diagnosis is frequently delayed or even conducted post mortem. A 54-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of ventriculitis and relapsing brain abscess. Five months prior, this patient had undergone external ventricular drain and surgery for a cerebellar abscess...
June 1, 2016: Le Infezioni in Medicina
Michele Vitacca, Mara Paneroni, Paola Baiardi, Vito De Carolis, Elisabetta Zampogna, Stefano Belli, Mauro Carone, Antonio Spanevello, Bruno Balbi, Giorgio Bertolotti
BACKGROUND: As Barthel Index (BI) quantifies motor impairment but not breathlessness, the use of only this index could underestimate disability in chronic respiratory disease (CRD). To our knowledge, no study evaluates both motor and respiratory disability in CRD during activities of daily living (ADLs) simultaneously and with a unique tool. The objective of this study was to propose for patients with CRD an additional tool for dyspnea assessment during ADLs based on BI items named Barthel Index dyspnea...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Mahua Rudra, Bishwanath Chatterjee, Min Bahadur
Mitochondrial DNA control region of Mus terricolor, three aboriginal species M. spretus, M. macedonicus, M. spicilegus; the Asian lineage M. caroli, M. cervicolor, M. cookii; and the two house mice, M. musculus domesticus and M. m. castaneus were analysed to estimate the substitution rate, phylogenetic relationship and the probable time of divergence. Results showed that M. spretus, M. caroli and M. terricolor are highly diverged from each other (caroli/terricolor = 0.146, caroli/spretus = 0.147 and terricolor/spretus = 0...
June 2016: Journal of Genetics
Laura Fontana, Silvia Tabano, Eleonora Bonaparte, Giovanni Marfia, Chiara Pesenti, Rossella Falcone, Claudia Augello, Nicole Carlessi, Rosamaria Silipigni, Silvana Guerneri, Rolando Campanella, Manuela Caroli, Silvia Maria Sirchia, Silvano Bosari, Monica Miozzo
Several molecular markers drive diagnostic classification, prognostic stratification, and/or prediction of response to therapy in patients with gliomas. Among them, IDH gene mutations are valuable markers for defining subtypes and are strongly associated with epigenetic silencing of the methylguanine DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) gene. However, little is known about the percentage of MGMT-methylated alleles in IDH-mutated cells or the potential association between MGMT methylation and deletion of chromosome 10q, which encompasses the MGMT locus...
June 26, 2016: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
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