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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650684/intentional-ingestion-of-elemental-mercury-requiring-multi-step-decontamination-and-prophylactic-appendectomy-a-case-report-and-treatment-proposal
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Andrea Michielan, Azzurra Schicchi, Roberto Cappuccio, Davide Lonati, Francesca Lamboglia, Alessandra Vitalba, Alessandro Caroli, Marta Crevani, Carlo A Locatelli, Giorgio Betetto
BACKGROUND: Ingestion of elemental mercury (Hg0) is considered non-toxic. After massive ingestion, local intestinal complications may develop: retention within appendix is quite frequent but treatment is debated. We describe a case of intentional ingestion of Hg0 requiring multi-step decontamination and prophylactic appendectomy. Case detail: A 19-year-old woman was admitted to ED for abdominal pain. History revealed ingestion of large amount of Hg0 as suicide attempt. To prevent absorption, facilitate elimination, and avoid complications a conservative approach was started...
June 26, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638817/a-challenging-case-of-hepatoblastoma-concomitant-with-autosomal-recessive-polycystic-kidney-disease-and-caroli-syndrome-review-of-the-literature
#2
Nevil Kadakia, Steven J Lobritto, Nadia Ovchinsky, Helen E Remotti, Darrell J Yamashiro, Jean C Emond, Mercedes Martinez
We report a rare case of an 18-month-old female with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease, Caroli syndrome, and pure fetal type hepatoblastoma. The liver tumor was surgically resected with no chemotherapy given. Now 9 years post resection she demonstrates no local or distant recurrence and stable renal function.
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633199/diffuse-type-caroli-disease-with-characteristic-central-dot-sign-complicated-by-multiple-intrahepatic-and-common-bile-duct-stones
#3
Moon Joo Hwang, Tae Nyeun Kim
Caroli disease (CD) is a rare congenital malformation of the liver characterized by non-obstructive, segmental, cystic dilatation of the intrahepatic bile ducts (IHDs). The clinical course is usually asymptomatic for the first 5-20 years, and symptoms may seldom occur throughout the patient's life. Bile stagnation leads to recurrent episodes of cholangitis, stone formation, or liver abscesses, and biliary cirrhosis usually occurs years later. Here we report on a 42-year-old man diagnosed with diffuse-type CD with a characteristic central dot sign, who had multiple intrahepatic and common bile duct (CBD) stones...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621010/diversity-of-renal-phenotypes-in-patients-with-wdr19-mutations-two-case-reports
#4
Takahisa Yoshikawa, Koichi Kamei, Hiroko Nagata, Ken Saida, Mai Sato, Masao Ogura, Shuichi Ito, Osamu Miyazaki, Maki Urushihara, Shuji Kondo, Noriko Sugawara, Kiyonobu Ishizuka, Yuko Hamasaki, Seiichiro Shishido, Naoya Morisada, Kazumoto Iijima, Michio Nagata, Takako Yoshioka, Kentaro Ogata, Kenji Ishikura
WDR19 has been reported as a causative gene of nephronophthisis-related ciliopathies. Patients with WDR19 mutations can show various extrarenal manifestations such as skeletal disorders, Caroli disease, and retinal dystrophy, and typically display nephronophthisis as a renal phenotype. However, there is limited information on the renal phenotypes of patients with WDR19 mutations. We report two Japanese infants with Sensenbrenner syndrome caused by WDR19 mutations who demonstrated different features in renal ultrasound and histopathological results, despite several common extrarenal manifestations...
July 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606758/transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-in-a-patient-with-caroli-s-disease-and-portal-cavernoma
#5
Roberto Miraglia, Luigi Maruzzelli, Sarah Degiorgio, Angelo Luca
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 25, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579820/cannabis-and-intractable-chronic-pain-an-explorative-retrospective-analysis-of-italian-cohort-of-614-patients
#6
Guido Fanelli, Giuliano De Carolis, Claudio Leonardi, Adele Longobardi, Ennio Sarli, Massimo Allegri, Michael E Schatman
BACKGROUND: Despite growing interest in the therapeutic use of cannabis to manage chronic pain, only limited data that address these issues are available. In recent years, a number of nations have introduced specific laws to allow patients to use cannabis preparations to treat a variety of medical conditions. In 2015, the Italian government authorized the use of cannabis to treat several diseases, including chronic pain generally, spasticity in multiple sclerosis, cachexia and anorexia among AIDS and cancer patients, glaucoma, Tourette syndrome, and certain types of epilepsy...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558028/kidney-volume-measurement-methods-for-clinical-studies-on-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease
#7
Kanishka Sharma, Anna Caroli, Le Van Quach, Katja Petzold, Michela Bozzetto, Andreas L Serra, Giuseppe Remuzzi, Andrea Remuzzi
BACKGROUND: In autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), total kidney volume (TKV) is regarded as an important biomarker of disease progression and different methods are available to assess kidney volume. The purpose of this study was to identify the most efficient kidney volume computation method to be used in clinical studies evaluating the effectiveness of treatments on ADPKD progression. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We measured single kidney volume (SKV) on two series of MR and CT images from clinical studies on ADPKD (experimental dataset) by two independent operators (expert and beginner), twice, using all of the available methods: polyline manual tracing (reference method), free-hand manual tracing, semi-automatic tracing, Stereology, Mid-slice and Ellipsoid method...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549170/are-multidimensional-pain-inventory-coping-strategy-profiles-associated-with-long-term-spinal-cord-stimulation-effectiveness
#8
Mery Paroli, Olivia Bernini, Giuliano De Carolis, Lara Tollapi, Franca Bondi, Antonella Martini, Alessandro Dario, Adriana Paolicchi
Introduction.:  It is acknowledged that the way patients cope with pain may influence treatment outcome. In particular, psychological factors are deemed important when considering patients for suitability for spinal cord stimulation (SCS). Objective.:  The aim of the study is to observe how pre-implantation psychological characteristics impact the effectiveness of SCS for chronic pain. Methods.:  The analysis comprised data from 137 patients who underwent an SCS implant...
May 26, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535555/paresthesia-independence-an-assessment-of-technical-factors-related-to-10-khz-paresthesia-free-spinal-cord-stimulation
#9
Giuliano De Carolis, Mery Paroli, Lara Tollapi, Matthew W Doust, Abram H Burgher, Cong Yu, Thomas Yang, Donna M Morgan, Kasra Amirdelfan, Leonardo Kapural, B Todd Sitzman, Richard Bundschu, Ricardo Vallejo, Ramsin M Benyamin, Thomas L Yearwood, Bradford E Gliner, Ashley A Powell, Kerry Bradley
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has been successfully used to treat chronic intractable pain for over 40 years. Successful clinical application of SCS is presumed to be generally dependent on maximizing paresthesia-pain overlap; critical to achieving this is positioning of the stimulation field at the physiologic midline. Recently, the necessity of paresthesia for achieving effective relief in SCS has been challenged by the introduction of 10 kHz paresthesia-free stimulation...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515418/automatic-segmentation-of-kidneys-using-deep-learning-for-total-kidney-volume-quantification-in-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease
#10
Kanishka Sharma, Christian Rupprecht, Anna Caroli, Maria Carolina Aparicio, Andrea Remuzzi, Maximilian Baust, Nassir Navab
Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) is the most common inherited disorder of the kidneys. It is characterized by enlargement of the kidneys caused by progressive development of renal cysts, and thus assessment of total kidney volume (TKV) is crucial for studying disease progression in ADPKD. However, automatic segmentation of polycystic kidneys is a challenging task due to severe alteration in the morphology caused by non-uniform cyst formation and presence of adjacent liver cysts. In this study, an automated segmentation method based on deep learning has been proposed for TKV computation on computed tomography (CT) dataset of ADPKD patients exhibiting mild to moderate or severe renal insufficiency...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480496/preferential-hydration-fully-controls-the-renaturation-dynamics-of-collagen-in-water-glycerol-solvents
#11
O Ronsin, C Caroli, T Baumberger
Glycerol is one of the additives which stabilize collagen, as well as globular proteins, against thermally induced denaturation --an effect explained by preferential hydration, i.e. by the formation, in water/glycerol solvents, of a hydration layer whose entropic cost favors the more compact triple-helix native structure against the denatured one, gelatin. Quenching gelatin solutions promotes renaturation which, however, remains incomplete, as the formation of a gel network gives rise to growing topological constraints...
May 2017: European Physical Journal. E, Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421382/relationship-between-the-expression-of-o-6-methylguanine-dna-methyltransferase-mgmt-and-p53-and-the-clinical-response-in-metastatic-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-treated-with-folfirinox
#12
Carole Vitellius, Caroline Eymerit-Morin, Dominique Luet, Lionel Fizanne, Fanny Foubert, Sandrine Bertrais, Marie-Christine Rousselet, François-Xavier Caroli-Bosc
BACKGROUND: To date, no predictive biomarker for the efficacy of FOLFIRINOX in metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma has been demonstrated. Deficiency in O(6)-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) has been associated with a therapeutic response in endocrine tumors of the pancreas and the lack of expression of protein 53 (p53) could interfere with the action of MGMT. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to assess the prevalence of MGMT and p53 in patients with metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma treated with FOLFIRINOX as a first-line treatment and to investigate their association with therapeutic response and survival...
April 18, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416538/susceptibility-testing-of-common-and-uncommon-aspergillus-species-against-posaconazole-and-other-mold-active-antifungal-azoles-using-the-sensititre-method
#13
Enrica Mello, Brunella Posteraro, Antonietta Vella, Elena De Carolis, Riccardo Torelli, Tiziana D'Inzeo, Paul E Verweij, Maurizio Sanguinetti
We tested 59 common and 27 uncommon Aspergillus species isolates for the susceptibility to the mold-active azole antifungal agents, itraconazole, voriconazole, and posaconazole, using the Sensititre method. The overall essential agreement with the CLSI reference method was 96.5% for itraconazole and posaconazole, and 100% for voriconazole. By Sensititre, as well as CLSI, all of 10 A. fumigatus isolates with a cyp51 mutant genotype were classified as being non-wild-type (MIC > ECV) to triazoles.
April 17, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415259/effects-of-disorder-and-chain-stiffening-on-the-elasticity-of-flexible-polymer-networks
#14
Christiane Caroli, Anaël Lemaître
We examine how the distribution of contour lengths and the high-stretch stiffening of individual chain segments affect the macroscopic shear modulus of flexible polymer gels, using a two-dimensional numerical model in which polymer segments form a triangular network and disorder is introduced by varying their contour lengths. We show that, in the relevant parameter range: (i) the nonaffine contribution to the shear modulus is negligible, i.e., the Born approximation is satisfactory, and (ii) the shear modulus is dominated by the contribution originating from equilibrium chain tensions...
March 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396748/innate-immune-responses-induced-by-lipopolysaccharide-and-lipoteichoic-acid-in-primary-goat-mammary-epithelial-cells
#15
Omar Bulgari, Xianwen Dong, Alfred L Roca, Anna M Caroli, Juan J Loor
BACKGROUND: Innate immune responses induced by in vitro stimulation of primary mammary epithelial cells (MEC) using Gram-negative lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and Gram-positive lipoteichoic acid (LTA) bacterial cell wall components are well- characterized in bovine species. The objective of the current study was to characterize the downstream regulation of the inflammatory response induced by Toll-like receptors in primary goat MEC (pgMEC). We performed quantitative real-time RT-PCR (qPCR) to measure mRNA levels of 9 genes involved in transcriptional regulation or antibacterial activity: Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2), Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase 2 (PTGS2), interferon induced protein with tetratricopeptide repeats 3 (IFIT3), interferon regulatory factor 3 (IRF3), myeloid differentiation primary response 88 (MYD88), nuclear factor of kappa light polypeptide gene enhancer in B-cells 1 (NFKB1), Toll interacting protein (TOLLIP), and lactoferrin (LTF)...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390243/neonatal-neurological-examination-during-the-first-6h-after-birth
#16
Domenico M Romeo, Sarah Bompard, Carmen Cocca, Francesca Serrao, Maria Pia De Carolis, Antonio A Zuppa, Daniela Ricci, Francesca Gallini, Chiara Maddaloni, Costantino Romagnoli, Eugenio Mercuri
BACKGROUND: Few neurological assessments are easily performed during the first 6h after birth. AIMS: To assess a cohort of low risk term born newborns within the first 6h and at 48h after birth using the Hammersmith Neonatal Neurological Examination. STUDY DESIGN AND SUBJECTS: A population of low risk term born newborns was examined within 3h from birth or between 3 and 6h. Each infant was re-assessed at 48h, establishing the range and frequency distribution of neonatal neurological scores at each time point...
May 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357030/factors-associated-with-long-term-survival-after-liver-transplantation-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#17
Sven Pischke, Marie C Lege, Moritz von Wulffen, Antonio Galante, Benjamin Otto, Malte H Wehmeyer, Uta Herden, Lutz Fischer, Björn Nashan, Ansgar W Lohse, Martina Sterneck
AIM: To identify predictive factors associated with long-term patient and graft survival (> 15 years) in liver transplant recipients. METHODS: Medical charts of all de novo adult liver transplant recipients (n = 140) who were transplanted in Hamburg between 1997 and 1999 were retrospectively reviewed. In total, 155 transplantations were identified in this time period (15 re-transplantations). Twenty-six orthotopic liver transplant (OLT) recipients were early lost to follow-up due to moving to other places within 1 year after transplantation...
March 18, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328619/short-article-evaluation-of-o6-methylguanine-dna-methyltransferase-as-a-predicting-factor-of-response-to-temozolomide-based-chemotherapy-in-well-differentiated-metastatic-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
#18
Paul Girot, Clotilde Dumars, Jean-François Mosnier, Léa Muzellec, Hélène Senellart, Fanny Foubert, François-Xavier Caroli-Bosc, Estelle Cauchin, Nicolas Regenet, Tamara Matysiak-Budnik, Yann Touchefeu
OBJECTIVE: Temozolomide (TMZ) is an alkylating agent frequently used in well-differentiated metastatic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) with very variable responses. O-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) is a DNA repair enzyme whose loss of expression has been suggested to be predictive of response to TMZ in various human tumors. We evaluated the predictive value of MGMT status, assessed by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and methylation-specific PCR (MS-PCR), in well-differentiated metastatic PNETs treated by a TMZ-based chemotherapy...
July 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286488/evaluation-of-mother-child-agreement-and-factorial-structures-of-the-scared-questionnaire-in-an-italian-clinical-sample
#19
Simona Scaini, Anna Ogliari, Ludovica De Carolis, Laura Bellodi, Clelia Di Serio, Chiara Brombin
Background: A great part of the literature has confirmed the importance of both child and parents reports as source of factual information, especially for childhood emotional syndromes. In our study we aimed at: (i) calculating mother-child agreement and (ii) evaluating factorial structure of the Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED) questionnaire in an Italian clinical sample. The novelty of this contribution is two-fold: first, from a clinical point of view, we investigated the parent-child agreement level and examined separately the factorial structures of both parent and child versions of the SCARED for the first time in an Italian clinical sample...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260452/unusual-indications-for-a-liver-transplant-a-single-center-experience
#20
Aydincan Akdur, Mahir Kirnap, Ebru H Ayvazoglu Soy, Figen Ozcay, Gokhan Moray, Gulnaz Arslan, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate the efficacy of liver transplant for unusual liver diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The results of 476 patients who underwent liver transplant from 1988 to January 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. Two hundred forty-five of them were adult patients and 231 of them were pediatric. Thirty-one patients had unusual liver disease. RESULTS: Of the 31 patients with unusual liver disease, 9 (29%) were adult and 22 (71%) were pediatric patients...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
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