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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087060/personality-in-parkinson-s-disease-clinical-behavioural-and-cognitive-correlates
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REVIEW
Gabriella Santangelo, Fausta Piscopo, Paolo Barone, Carmine Vitale
Affective disorders and personality changes have long been considered pre-motor aspects of Parkinson's disease (PD). Many authors have used the term "premorbid personality" to define distinctive features of PD patients' personality characterized by reduced exploration of new environmental stimuli or potential reward sources ("novelty seeking") and avoidance behaviour ("harm avoidance") present before motor features. The functional correlates underlying the personality changes described in PD, implicate dysfunction of meso-cortico-limbic and striatal circuits...
January 5, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078737/3d-assessment-of-the-umbilical-vein-deviation-angle-uvda-for-the-prediction-of-liver-herniation-in-left-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
#2
Nicola Volpe, Eleonora Mazzone, Brunella Muto, Alice Suprani, Tiziana Fanelli, Christine Tita Kaihura, Andrea Dall'Asta, Giuseppe Pedrazzi, Carmine Del Rossi, Enrico Maria Silini, Cinzia Magnani, Paolo Volpe, Tullio Ghi, Tiziana Frusca
OBJECTIVES: To introduce a new sonographic marker of intrathoracic liver herniation in fetuses with left congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) METHODS: In a consecutive series of fetuses with isolated CDH an ultrasound volume of the fetal abdomen was acquired. On this the offline calculation of the angle formed by the midline of the abdomen (joining the center of the vertebral body to the abdominal insertion of the umbilical cord) and a second line joining the center of the vertebral body to the intra-abdominal convexity of the umbilical vein was carried out (Umbilical Vein Deviation Angle or UVDA)...
January 12, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072391/braf-v600e-cooperates-with-cdx2-inactivation-to-promote-serrated-colorectal-tumorigenesis
#3
Naoya Sakamoto, Ying Feng, Carmine Stolfi, Yuki Kurosu, Maranne Green, Jeffry Lin, Megan Green, Kazuhiro Sentani, Wataru Yasui, Martin McMahon, Karin M Hardiman, Jason R Spence, Nobukatsu Horita, Joel K Greenson, Rork Kuick, Kathy R Cho, Eric R Fearon
While 20-30% of colorectal cancers (CRCs) may arise from precursors with serrated glands, only 8-10% of CRCs manifest serrated morphology at diagnosis. Markers for distinguishing CRCs arising from 'serrated' versus 'conventional adenoma' precursors are lacking. We studied 36 human serrated CRCs and found CDX2 loss or BRAF mutations in ~60% of cases and often together (p= .04). CDX2(Null)/BRAF(V600E) expression in adult mouse intestinal epithelium led to serrated morphology tumors (including carcinomas) and BRAF(V600E) potently interacted with CDX2 silencing to alter gene expression...
January 10, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067009/one-step-3d-tv-hysterosalpingo-foam-sonography-3d-tv-hyfosy-confirmation-test-for-essure%C3%A2-follow-up-a-multicenter-study
#4
Brunella Zizolfi, Lucia Lazzeri, Mario Franchini, Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo, Carmine Nappi, Emilio Piccione, Caterina Exacoustos
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and accuracy of a three-dimensional-transvaginal-hysterosalpingo-contrast-sonography using the new dedicated contrast-enhanced gel foam (3D-TV-HyFoSy) to assess the position of the tubal sterilization Essure® devices and consequent tubal occlusion in patients who underwent Essure® hysteroscopic tubal sterilization. METHODS: This multicenter study was prospectively conducted from June 2012 to July 2014 in four italian centers and included 50 women who underwent hysteroscopic Essure® microinsert placement, for a total of 95 tubes...
January 9, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043083/lung-ultrasound-in-the-management-of-fluid-volume-in-dialysis-patients-potential-usefulness
#5
EDITORIAL
Carmine Zoccali
Volume overload is a hidden, pervasive complication in dialysis patients with dyspnea and pulmonary edema being its main clinical manifestations. Measuring lung water has clinical potential because it allows timely treatment of lung congestion at a preclinical stage. Chest ultrasound (US) is a novel, well-validated technique that allows reliable estimates of lung water in clinical practice. The application of this technique in dialysis patients has shown that an unsuspectedly high proportion of these patients have moderate to severe lung congestion which is usually asymptomatic...
January 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039404/free-radical-scavenging-decreases-endothelin-1-excretion-and-glomerular-albumin-permeability-during-type-1-diabetes
#6
Mohamed A Saleh, Carmen De Miguel, David I Stevens, Pamela K Carmines, David M Pollock, Jennifer S Pollock
Increased renal endothelin-1 (ET-1) production and an ETA receptor-dependent increase in glomerular albumin permeability (Palb) accompany type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D). We hypothesized that T1D-induced oxidative stress contributes to renal ET-1 production and glomerular Palb Male rats with streptozotocin-induced T1D were provided free access to drinking water without additives (T1D rats) or containing the free radical scavenger tempol (1 mmol/L; T1D+Tempol). After 3 weeks, T1D+Tempol rats displayed lower urinary excretion of thiobarbituric acid reactive substances and glomerular superoxide production (dihydroethidium staining) compared to T1D rats...
December 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039294/process-mapping-evaluation-of-medication-reconciliation-in-academic-teaching-hospitals-a-critical-step-in-quality-improvement
#7
Anne Holbrook, James M Bowen, Harsit Patel, Chris O'Brien, John J You, Roshan Tahavori, Jeff Doleweerd, Tim Berezny, Dan Perri, Carmine Nieuwstraten, Sue Troyan, Ameen Patel
BACKGROUND: Medication reconciliation (MedRec) has been a mandated or recommended activity in Canada, the USA and the UK for nearly 10 years. Accreditation bodies in North America will soon require MedRec for every admission, transfer and discharge of every patient. Studies of MedRec have revealed unintentional discrepancies in prescriptions but no clear evidence that clinically important outcomes are improved, leading to widely variable practices. Our objective was to apply process mapping methodology to MedRec to clarify current processes and resource usage, identify potential efficiencies and gaps in care, and make recommendations for improvement in the light of current literature evidence of effectiveness...
December 30, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038821/prognostic-relevance-of-pulmonary-arterial-compliance-after-therapy-initiation-or-escalation-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#8
Stefano Ghio, Michele D'Alto, Roberto Badagliacca, Patrizio Vitulo, Paola Argiento, Massimiliano Mulè, Fabio Tuzzolino, Laura Scelsi, Emanuele Romeo, Claudia Raineri, Lavinia Martino, Corrado Tamburino, Roberto Poscia, Carmine Dario Vizza
BACKGROUND: Conventional hemodynamic parameters are considered to be the gold standard indices of outcome in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH); on the contrary, few data support the hypothesis that the pulsatile component of right ventricular afterload provides important prognostic information. The aim of the study was to investigate the prognostic significance of pulmonary arterial compliance (PCa) after therapy initiation or escalation in PAH patients. METHODS: A cohort of 419 consecutive PAH patients (308 naive and 111 prevalent) underwent right heart catheterisation (RHC) prior to initiating or escalating PAH-targeted therapy...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036021/monitoring-the-response-of-hyperbilirubinemia-in-the-mouse-brain-by-in-vivo-bioluminescence-imaging
#9
Isabella Manni, Giuliana Di Rocco, Salvatore Fusco, Lucia Leone, Saviana Antonella Barbati, Carmine Maria Carapella, Claudio Grassi, Giulia Piaggio, Gabriele Toietta
Increased levels of unconjugated bilirubin are neurotoxic, but the mechanism leading to neurological damage has not been completely elucidated. Innovative strategies of investigation are needed to more precisely define this pathological process. By longitudinal in vivo bioluminescence imaging, we noninvasively visualized the brain response to hyperbilirubinemia in the MITO-Luc mouse, in which light emission is restricted to the regions of active cell proliferation. We assessed that acute hyperbilirubinemia promotes bioluminescence in the brain region, indicating an increment in the cell proliferation rate...
December 28, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035431/cutting-balloon-angioplasty-cba-for-the-treatment-of-renal-artery-fibromuscular-dysplasia-fmd-in-six-patients-5-year-long-term-results
#10
Antonio Raffaele Cotroneo, Luigi Amoroso, Alberto Giammarino, Daniele Galasso, Francesco Taglialatela, Carmine Timpani, Daniela Gabrielli
PURPOSE: To evaluate long-term outcomes in terms of hypertension control, recurrent stenosis, and reinterventions from patients who underwent cutting balloon angioplasty (CBA) for symptomatic renal artery fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2011, six consecutive renal artery FMD women underwent CBA for poorly controlled hypertension, despite antihypertensive therapy. Follow-up consisted of blood pressure monitoring and duplex ultrasonography at 1, 6, and 12 months and thereafter annually for 5 years...
December 29, 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032591/the-pre-existing-population-of-5s-rrna-effects-p53-stabilization-during-ribosome-biogenesis-inhibition
#11
Carmine Onofrillo, Alice Galbiati, Lorenzo Montanaro, Massimo Derenzini
Pre-ribosomal complex RPL5/RPL11/5S rRNA (5S RNP) is considered the central MDM2 inhibitory complex that control p53 stabilization during ribosome biogenesis inhibition. Despite its role is well defined, the dynamic of 5S RNP assembly still requires further characterization. In the present work, we report that MDM2 inhibition is dependent by a pre-existing population of 5S rRNA.
December 9, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030845/withdrawn-could-some-epigenetic-modifications-hold-the-key-to-opposing-the-metabolic-syndrome
#12
REVIEW
Giovanni Tarantino, Matteo Nicola Di Minno, Carmine Finelli
Ahead of Print article withdrawn by publisher.
December 21, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025453/preparation-of-a-ammonia-treated-lac-dye-and-structure-elucidation-of-its-main-component
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Yuzo Nishizaki, Kyoko Ishizuki, Hiroshi Akiyama, Atsuko Tada, Naoki Sugimoto, Kyoko Sato
Lac dye and cochineal extract contain laccaic acids and carminic acid as the main pigments, respectively. Both laccaic acids and carminic acid are anthraquinone derivatives. 4-Aminocarminic acid (acid-stable carmine), an illegal colorant, has been detected in several processed foods. 4-Aminocarminic acid is obtained by heating cochineal extract (carminic acid) in ammonia solution. We attempted to prepare ammonia-treated lac dye and to identify the structures of the main pigment components. Ammonia-treated lac dye showed acid stability similar to that of 4-aminocarminic acid...
2016: Shokuhin Eiseigaku Zasshi. Journal of the Food Hygienic Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025082/identification-of-g-quadruplex-dna-rna-binders-structure-based-virtual-screening-and-biophysical-characterization
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Roberta Rocca, Federica Moraca, Giosuè Costa, Matteo Nadai, Matteo Scalabrin, Carmine Talarico, Simona Distinto, Elias Maccioni, Francesco Ortuso, Anna Artese, Stefano Alcaro, Sara N Richter
BACKGROUND: Recent findings demonstrated that, in mammalian cells, telomere DNA (Tel) is transcribed into telomeric repeat-containing RNA (TERRA), which is involved in fundamental biological processes, thus representing a promising anticancer target. For this reason, the discovery of dual (as well as selective) Tel/TERRA G-quadruplex (G4) binders could represent an innovative strategy to enhance telomerase inhibition. METHODS: Initially, docking simulations of known Tel and TERRA active ligands were performed on the 3D coordinates of bimolecular G4 Tel DNA (Tel2) and TERRA (TERRA2)...
December 23, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025012/catabolism-of-c1-inhibitor-influences-the-response-to-replacement-therapy-in-hereditary-angioedema
#15
Marco Cicardi, Andrea Zanichelli, Chiara Suffritti, Maddalena A Wu, Thomas Machnig, Annalisa De Silvestri, Mario Regazzi, Carmine Tinelli
Hereditary angioedema due to C1 inhibitor deficiency (C1-INH-HAE) is a disabling and life-threatening disease for which plasma-derived C1 inhibitor (pdC1-INH) is an effective treatment. Poor responses to pdC1-INH are rare. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of C1 inhibitor (C1-INH) in a C1-INH-HAE patient with poor response to treatment to investigate the mechanism underlying poor response to pdC1-INH. Seventeen C1-INH-HAE patients with normal responses to treatment served as retrospective controls...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017492/superior-canal-dehiscence-with-tegmen-defect-revealed-by-otoscopy-video-clip-demonstration-of-pulsatile-tympanic-membrane
#16
Andrea Castellucci, Cristina Brandolini, Gianluca Piras, Ignacio Javier Fernandez, Davide Giordano, Carmine Pernice, Giovanni Carlo Modugno, Antonio Pirodda, Gian Gaetano Ferri
Superior canal dehiscence is a pathologic condition of the otic capsule acting as aberrant window of the inner ear. It results in reduction of inner ear impedance and in abnormal exposure of the labyrinthine neuroepithelium to the action of the surrounding structures. The sum of these phenomena leads to the onset of typical cochleo-vestibular symptoms and signs. Among them, pulsatile tinnitus has been attributed to a direct transmission of intracranial vascular activities to labyrinthine fluids. We present the first video-otoscopic documentation of spontaneous pulse-synchronous movements of the tympanic membrane in two patients with superior canal dehiscence...
December 22, 2016: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010887/obesity-and-kidney-disease-hidden-consequences-of-the-epidemic
#17
EDITORIAL
Csaba P Kovesdy, Susan L Furth, Carmine Zoccali
Obesity is a growing worldwide epidemic. Obesity is one of the strongest risk factors for new-onset chronic kidney disease, and also for nephrolithiasis and for kidney cancer. This year the World Kidney Day promotes education on the harmful consequences of obesity and its association with kidney disease, advocating healthy lifestyle and health policy measures that make preventive behaviors an affordable option.
December 20, 2016: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010886/reappraisal-in-two-european-cohorts-of%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-prognostic-power-of-left-ventricular-mass%C3%A2-index%C3%A2-in-chronic-kidney-failure
#18
Giovanni Tripepi, Bruno Pannier, Graziella D'Arrigo, Francesca Mallamaci, Carmine Zoccali, Gerard London
Left ventricular hypertrophy is a strong causal risk factor of cardiovascular morbidity and death in end stage kidney failure, and its prognostic value is taken for granted in this population. However, the issue has never been formally tested by state-of-art prognostic analyses. Therefore, we determined the prognostic power of the left ventricular mass index (LVMI) for all-cause and cardiovascular death beyond and above that provided by well validated clinical risk scores, the annualized rate of occurrence cohort risk scores (ARO, all cause death risk and cardiovascular risk)...
December 20, 2016: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009592/assessment-of-acute-trauma-exposure-response-for-fire-ems-personnel
#19
Melissa C Hoffmann
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to develop an instrument that measures response to acute trauma exposure for firefighter and emergency medical service (EMS) personnel. The Acute Trauma Exposure Response Scale (ATERS) was intended to assess firefighter and EMS personnel response to acute trauma exposure from analytical, emotional, and physical perspectives. METHODS: Data were analyzed on 97 firefighter and EMS personnel employed by a fire department in a mid-sized city in a western state...
2016: Journal of Applied Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009422/position-paper-of-the-italian-association-of-medical-oncology-on-early-palliative-care-in-oncology-practice-simultaneous-care
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Vittorina Zagonel, Vittorio Franciosi, Antonella Brunello, Guido Biasco, Chiara Broglia, Daniela Cattaneo, Luigi Cavanna, Domenico Corsi, Gabriella Farina, Luisa Fioretto, Teresa Gamucci, Gaetano Lanzetta, Roberto Magarotto, Marco Maltoni, Paolo Marchetti, Elena Massa, Cataldo Mastromauro, Barbara Melotti, Fausto Meriggi, Angelo Nacci, Ida Pavese, Erico Piva, Michela Quirino, Mario Roselli, Cosimo Sacco, Giuseppe Tonini, Leonardo Trentin, Giovanni Ucci, Roberto Labianca, Stefania Gori, Carmine Pinto, Stefano Cascinu
One of the priorities of personalized medicine regards the role of early integration of palliative care with cancer-directed treatments, called simultaneous care. This article, written by the Italian Association of Medical Oncology (AIOM) Simultaneous and Continuous Care Task Force, represents the position of Italian medical oncologists about simultaneous care, and is the result of a 2-step project: a Web-based survey among medical oncologists and a consensus conference. We present the opinion of more than 600 oncologists who helped formulate these recommendations...
December 19, 2016: Tumori
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