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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922454/surgery-for-t4-lung-cancer-invading-the-thoracic-aorta-do-we-push-the-limits
#1
Giuseppe Marulli, Erino A Rendina, Walter Klepetko, Reinhold Perkmann, Davide Zampieri, Giulio Maurizi, Thomas Klikovits, Francesco Zaraca, Federico Venuta, Egle Perissinotto, Federico Rea
BACKGROUND: Few investigators have described en bloc resection of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) invading the aorta. AIM OF STUDY: Analysis of outcome and prognostic factors for en bloc resections of NSCLC invading the aorta. METHODS: Thirty-five patients (27 males, 8 females; mean age 63 ± 8.6 years) were operated between 1994 and 2015 in four European Centers. HISTOLOGY: 12 (34.3%) squamous cell carcinoma, and 6 (17...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919996/mek-inhibition-and-immune-responses-in-advanced-melanoma
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REVIEW
Reinhard Dummer, Egle Ramelyte, Sabrina Schindler, Olaf Thürigen, Mitchell P Levesque, Peter Koelblinger
phase II and III clinical trials demonstrated modest anti- tumor activity of Binimetinib (MEK162) - a potent allosteric inhibitor of MEK1 and MEK2- in patients with advanced NRAS mutant melanoma. The analysis of the NEMO study in NRAS mutated melanoma, has shown that pre-treatment with immunotherapy improved the outcome of binimetinib therapy. We discuss this finding in the context of in vitro and in vivo effects of MEK inhibition on immuno-critical pathways and interactions.
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910378/neuroinflammation-myelin-and-behavior-temporal-patterns-following-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-in-mice
#3
Toufik Taib, Claire Leconte, Juliette Van Steenwinckel, Angelo H Cho, Bruno Palmier, Egle Torsello, Rene Lai Kuen, Somfieme Onyeomah, Karine Ecomard, Chiara Benedetto, Bérard Coqueran, Anne-Catherine Novak, Edwige Deou, Michel Plotkine, Pierre Gressens, Catherine Marchand-Leroux, Valérie C Besson
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) results in white matter injury (WMI) that is associated with neurological deficits. Neuroinflammation originating from microglial activation may participate in WMI and associated disorders. To date, there is little information on the time courses of these events after mild TBI. Therefore we investigated (i) neuroinflammation, (ii) WMI and (iii) behavioral disorders between 6 hours and 3 months after mild TBI. For that purpose, we used experimental mild TBI in mice induced by a controlled cortical impact...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895993/intramyocardial-haemorrhage-as-a-rare-complication-of-myocardial-infarction-the-diagnostic-value-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#4
Sigita Glaveckaite, Darius Palionis, Nomeda Valeviciene, Egle Kontrimaviciute, Pranas Serpytis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893994/gut-microbiota-from-multiple-sclerosis-patients-enables-spontaneous-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-in-mice
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Kerstin Berer, Lisa Ann Gerdes, Egle Cekanaviciute, Xiaoming Jia, Liang Xiao, Zhongkui Xia, Chuan Liu, Luisa Klotz, Uta Stauffer, Sergio E Baranzini, Tania Kümpfel, Reinhard Hohlfeld, Gurumoorthy Krishnamoorthy, Hartmut Wekerle
There is emerging evidence that the commensal microbiota has a role in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS), a putative autoimmune disease of the CNS. Here, we compared the gut microbial composition of 34 monozygotic twin pairs discordant for MS. While there were no major differences in the overall microbial profiles, we found a significant increase in some taxa such as Akkermansia in untreated MS twins. Furthermore, most notably, when transplanted to a transgenic mouse model of spontaneous brain autoimmunity, MS twin-derived microbiota induced a significantly higher incidence of autoimmunity than the healthy twin-derived microbiota...
September 11, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893978/gut-bacteria-from-multiple-sclerosis-patients-modulate-human-t-cells-and-exacerbate-symptoms-in-mouse-models
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Egle Cekanaviciute, Bryan B Yoo, Tessel F Runia, Justine W Debelius, Sneha Singh, Charlotte A Nelson, Rachel Kanner, Yadira Bencosme, Yun Kyung Lee, Stephen L Hauser, Elizabeth Crabtree-Hartman, Ilana Katz Sand, Mar Gacias, Yungjiao Zhu, Patrizia Casaccia, Bruce A C Cree, Rob Knight, Sarkis K Mazmanian, Sergio E Baranzini
The gut microbiota regulates T cell functions throughout the body. We hypothesized that intestinal bacteria impact the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disorder of the CNS and thus analyzed the microbiomes of 71 MS patients not undergoing treatment and 71 healthy controls. Although no major shifts in microbial community structure were found, we identified specific bacterial taxa that were significantly associated with MS. Akkermansia muciniphila and Acinetobacter calcoaceticus, both increased in MS patients, induced proinflammatory responses in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells and in monocolonized mice...
September 11, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887499/transcription-factors-nrf2-and-hsf1-have-opposing-functions-in-autophagy
#7
Sharadha Dayalan Naidu, Dina Dikovskaya, Egle Gaurilcikaite, Elena V Knatko, Zachary R Healy, Hema Mohan, Glenn Koh, Axel Laurell, Graeme Ball, David Olagnier, Laureano de la Vega, Ian G Ganley, Paul Talalay, Albena T Dinkova-Kostova
Autophagy plays a critical role in the maintenance of cellular homeostasis by degrading proteins, lipids and organelles. Autophagy is activated in response to stress, but its regulation in the context of other stress response pathways, such as those mediated by heat shock factor 1 (HSF1) and nuclear factor-erythroid 2 p45-related factor 2 (NRF2), is not well understood. We found that the Michael acceptor bis(2-hydoxybenzylidene)acetone (HBB2), a dual activator of NRF2 and HSF1, protects against the development of UV irradiation-mediated cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in mice...
September 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881247/time-trends-2006-2015-of-quality-indicators-in-eusoma-certified-breast-centres
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P A van Dam, M Tomatis, L Marotti, J Heil, R E Mansel, M Rosselli Del Turco, P J van Dam, D Casella, L G Bassani, M Danei, A Denk, D Egle, G Emons, K Friedrichs, N Harbeck, M Kiechle, R Kimmig, U Koehler, S Kuemmel, N Maass, C Mayr, A Prové, C Rageth, L Regolo, F Lorenz-Salehi, D Sarlos, C Singer, C Sohn, G Staelens, C Tinterri, R Audisio, A Ponti
AIM OF THE STUDY: The European Society of Breast Cancer Specialists (EUSOMA) has fostered a voluntary certification process for breast centres to establish minimum standards and ensure specialist multidisciplinary care. Prospectively collected anonymous information on primary breast cancer cases diagnosed and treated in the units is transferred annually to a central EUSOMA data warehouse for continuous monitoring of quality indicators (QIs) to improve quality of care. Units have to comply with the EUSOMA Breast Centre guidelines and are audited by peers...
September 4, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870455/pharmacological-evaluation-of-metformin-and-n-benzylbiguanide-a-novel-analogue-of-metformin-on-the-vasopressor-responses-to-adrenergic-system-stimulation-in-pithed-rats-with-fructose-induced-insulin-resistance
#9
Erika J Gutiérrez-Lara, Gabriel Navarrete-Vázquez, Araceli Sánchez-López, David Centurión
Metformin has been associated with cardioprotection, vasorelaxation and normalization of endothelial function during type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. However, few studies have analysed its effects on vascular adrenergic system. Our study has evaluated the vasopressor responses induced by sympathetic stimulation or by i.v. bolus injections of the agonists noradrenaline (α1/2), methoxamine (α1) and UK 14,304 (α2) in rats with fructose-induced insulin resistance chronically pretreated with either metformin or EGL-6M (N-benzylbiguanide), a novel analogue of metformin...
September 6, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845126/changes-in-macular-thickness-after-trabeculectomy-with-or-without-adjunctive-5-fluorouracil
#10
Aistė Kadziauskienė, Ernesta Strelkauskaitė, Eglė Mockevičiūtė, Rimvydas Ašoklis, Eugenijus Lesinskas, Leopold Schmetterer
CONFLICT OF INTEREST: None of the authors have any conflict of interest to declare, financial or otherwise. No financial or other support was received for the study. BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to assess changes in macular thickness after trabeculectomy in respect to the use of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) as well as to analyse possible associations between the postoperative changes in macular thickness and intraocular pressure (IOP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The prospective observational study included 106 eyes (100 patients) with glaucoma who underwent trabeculectomy with or without 5-FU...
2017: Acta medica Lituanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839455/detecting-and-managing-mental-health-issues-within-young-adults-a-systematic-review-on-college-counselling-in-italy
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REVIEW
Alberto Ghilardi, Chiara Buizza, Egle Miriam Carobbio, Rossella Lusenti
BACKGROUND: College counselling can be considered as a front-line service in detecting and managing mental health issues within young adults. In this sense, it is important to investigate the effectiveness of counselling interventions. OBJECTIVE: To provide a systematic review about college counselling in Italy; to assess which psychological interventions really meet student needs, and their effectiveness; to focus on the level of cohesion between Italian counselling services and the international guidelines about college counselling...
2017: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health: CP & EMH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831054/recovery-of-hippocampal-functions-and-modulation-of-muscarinic-response-by-electroacupuncture-in-young-diabetic-rats
#12
Marzia Soligo, Sonia Piccinin, Virginia Protto, Francesca Gelfo, Maria Egle De Stefano, Fulvio Florenzano, Erica Berretta, Laura Petrosini, Robert Nisticò, Luigi Manni
The muscarinic receptor response to acetylcholine regulates the hippocampal-related learning, memory, neural plasticity and the production and processing of the pro-nerve growth factor (proNGF) by hippocampal cells. The development and progression of diabetes generate a mild cognitive impairment reducing the functions of the septo-hippocampal cholinergic circuitry, depressing neural plasticity and inducing proNGF accumulation in the brain. Here we demonstrate, in a rat model of early type-1 diabetes, that a physical therapy, the electroacupuncture, counteracts the diabetes-induced deleterious effects on hippocampal physiology by ameliorating hippocampal-related memory functions; recovering the impaired long-term potentiation at the dentate gyrus (DG-LTP) and the lowered expression of the vesicular glutamate transporter 1; normalizing the activity-dependent release of proNGF in diabetic rat hippocampus...
August 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828386/time-evolution-of-sublingual-microcirculatory-changes-in-recreational-marathon-runners
#13
Andrius Pranskunas, Justina Arstikyte, Zivile Pranskuniene, Jurga Bernatoniene, Inga Kiudulaite, Egle Vaitkaitiene, Dinas Vaitkaitis, Marius Brazaitis
We aimed to evaluate changes in sublingual microcirculation induced by a marathon race. Thirteen healthy male controls and 13 male marathon runners volunteered for the study. We performed sublingual microcirculation, using a Cytocam-IDF device (Braedius Medical, Huizen, Netherlands), and systemic hemodynamic measurements four times: 24 hours prior to their participation in the Kaunas Marathon (distance: 41.2 km), directly after finishing the marathon, 24 hours after the marathon, and one week after the marathon...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817832/successful-use-of-grenz-rays-for-disseminated-superficial-actinic-porokeratosis-report-of-8-cases
#14
Egle Ramelyte, Matilda Bylaite-Bucinskiene, Reinhard Dummer, Laurence Imhof
BACKGROUND: Disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis (DSAP) is a rare keratinization disorder with potential malignant transformation, for which present treatment strategies show limited success. AIM: To evaluate the response of DSAP lesions to grenz ray radiotherapy (RTx). METHODS: Data of patients treated with RTx at University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland, between 2004 and 2015, were reviewed. Patients with DSAP, who received at least 1 RTx treatment session and who had been followed up for at least 4 weeks were included in the further data analysis...
August 18, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815071/gastro-esophageal-junction-cancers-what-is-the-best-minimally-invasive-approach
#15
REVIEW
Egle Jezerskyte, Mark I van Berge Henegouwen, Miguel A Cuesta, Suzanne S Gisbertz
The short-term advantages of minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) in terms of less morbidity and better quality of life (QoL) in comparison with open esophagectomy (OE) became visible in the last few years. There are two main MIE approaches: a transthoracic esophagectomy (TTE) (either accompanied by an intrathoracic or cervical anastomosis) or a transhiatal esophagectomy (THE) (accompanied by a cervical anastomosis). Additionally, minimally invasive gastrectomy is increasingly gaining popularity over open gastrectomy...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807313/severe-impact-of-sarcoptic-mange-on-the-movements-and-space-use-for-one-of-its-most-important-vector-species-the-raccoon-dog
#16
Karmen Süld, Egle Tammeleht, Harri Valdmann, Urmas Saarma
Sarcoptic mange is a highly contagious zoonotic skin disease that can have severe effect on population dynamics of many wild mammals. However, very little is known about its effect on the activity and space use of infected animals. In this study we equipped two raccoon dogs (Nyctereutes procyonoides) in a mange outbreak area with radio-collars and observed the spatial and temporal effects of sarcoptic mange to these individuals. Initially, the raccoon dogs had no external symptoms of mange infection, but developed these during the study period...
August 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804448/erythropoietin-protects-against-lipopolysaccharide-induced-microgliosis-and-abnormal-granule-cell-development-in-the-ovine-fetal-cerebellum
#17
Annie R A McDougall, Nadia Hale, Sandra Rees, Richard Harding, Robert De Matteo, Stuart B Hooper, Mary Tolcos
Erythropoietin (EPO) ameliorates inflammation-induced injury in cerebral white matter (WM). However, effects of inflammation on the cerebellum and neuroprotective effects of EPO are unknown. Our aims were to determine: (i) whether lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced intrauterine inflammation causes injury to, and/or impairs development of the cerebellum; and (ii) whether recombinant human EPO (rhEPO) mitigates these changes. At 107 ± 1 days gestational age (DGA; ~0.7 of term), fetal sheep received LPS (~0.9 μg/kg; i...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802764/factors-influencing-renal-graft-survival-7-year-experience-of-a-single-center
#18
Rūta Auglienė, Eglė Dalinkevičienė, Vytautas Kuzminskis, Mindaugas Jievaltas, Laima Peleckaitė, Agnė Gryguc, Edgaras Stankevičius, Inga Arūnė Bumblytė
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The demand for kidney transplants exceeds the existing supply. This leads to a recently growing interest of research in the area of factors that could prolong graft long-term outcomes and survival. In Lithuania, approximately 90% of kidney transplantations are from deceased donors. Donor organs are received and shared only inside the country territory in Lithuania; therefore, donor data is accurate and precise. This study was performed to present particularities of kidney transplantation data in Lithuania and to identify the effect of donor and recipient factors and histologic findings on renal graft outcomes...
July 29, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777508/a-sacra-rappresentazione-of-saint-apollonia-s-martyrdom
#19
Stefano Eramo, Alessio Natali, Monia Bravi, Diana Cella, Egle Milia
The literary sources of Saint Apollonia's martyrdom and the evolution of Medieval and Renaissance religious drama are presented along with the compendium of a "Sacra Rappresentazione" from Italian Renaissance regarding Saint Apollonia's Martyrdom.
July 2017: Journal of the History of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776427/etv6-and-notch1-germline-variants-in-adult-acute-leukemia
#20
Vaidas Dirse, Rimvydas Norvilas, Egle Gineikiene, Rėda Matuzevičienė, Laimonas Griskevicius, Egle Preiksaitiene
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 4, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
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