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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429761/a-specific-nanobody-prevents-amyloidogenesis-of-d76n-%C3%AE-2-microglobulin-in-vitro-and-modifies-its-tissue-distribution-in-vivo
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Sara Raimondi, Riccardo Porcari, P Patrizia Mangione, Guglielmo Verona, Julien Marcoux, Sofia Giorgetti, Graham W Taylor, Stephan Ellmerich, Maurizio Ballico, Stefano Zanini, Els Pardon, Raya Al-Shawi, J Paul Simons, Alessandra Corazza, Federico Fogolari, Manuela Leri, Massimo Stefani, Monica Bucciantini, Julian D Gillmore, Philip N Hawkins, Maurizia Valli, Monica Stoppini, Carol V Robinson, Jan Steyaert, Gennaro Esposito, Vittorio Bellotti
Systemic amyloidosis is caused by misfolding and aggregation of globular proteins in vivo for which effective treatments are urgently needed. Inhibition of protein self-aggregation represents an attractive therapeutic strategy. Studies on the amyloidogenic variant of β2-microglobulin, D76N, causing hereditary systemic amyloidosis, have become particularly relevant since fibrils are formed in vitro in physiologically relevant conditions. Here we compare the potency of two previously described inhibitors of wild type β2-microglobulin fibrillogenesis, doxycycline and single domain antibodies (nanobodies)...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424217/use-of-life-jackets-and-other-types-of-flotation-for-in-water-recreation-in-designated-swim-areas-in-washington-state
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Linda Quan, Thomas Mangione, Elizabeth Bennett, Wendy Chow
Most fatal drownings worldwide occur in open water. Flotation devices may protect swimmers. Their use by those recreating in water has not been described. METHODS: Observational survey of swimmers and waders at designated swim sites at lakes and rivers evaluated them by age group, sex, type of flotation used (life jacket vs substandard flotation, eg, water wings, noodles, inflatables) and, for children <6 years, being within arm's reach of an adult. RESULTS: Of 1967 swimmers/waders observed, 37% used some type of flotation device...
April 19, 2017: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392314/persistence-and-proliferation-of-human-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-in-the-right-ventricular-myocardium-after-intracoronary-injection-in-a-large-animal-model-of-pulmonary-hypertension
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Roza Badr Eslam, Kevin Croce, Fernanda Marinho Mangione, Robert Musmann, Jane A Leopold, Richard N Mitchell, Aaron B Waxman
BACKGROUND AIMS: In this study, we demonstrate long-term persistence of human mesenchymal stromal cells (hMSCs) after intracoronary injection in a large animal model of pulmonary hypertension (PH). METHODS: Commercially available placenta-derived hMSCs were used. Experiments were conducted on 14 female Yorkshire swine. Four animals served as controls, and 10 underwent pulmonary vein (PV) banding. After 12 ± 2 weeks, PH and PV dysfunction were confirmed by right heart catheterization and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging...
April 6, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391703/a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial-of-the-myfamilyplan-online-preconception-health-education-tool
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Priya Batra, Carol M Mangione, Eric Cheng, W Neil Steers, Tina A Nguyen, Douglas Bell, Alice A Kuo, Kimberly D Gregory
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether exposure to MyFamilyPlan-a web-based preconception health education module-changes the proportion of women discussing reproductive health with providers at well-woman visits. DESIGN: Cluster randomized controlled trial. One hundred thirty participants per arm distributed among 34 clusters (physicians) required to detect a 20% change in the primary outcome. SETTING: Urban academic medical center (California). PARTICIPANTS: Eligible women were 18 to 45 years old, were English speaking, were nonpregnant, were able to access the Internet, and had an upcoming well-woman visit...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388383/when-the-tail-wags-the-dog-clinical-skills-in-the-age-of-technology
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EDITORIAL
Salvatore Mangione
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373108/development-and-implementation-of-the-family-experiences-with-coordination-of-care-survey-quality-measures
#6
Courtney Gidengil, Layla Parast, Q Burkhart, Julie Brown, Marc N Elliott, K Casey Lion, Elizabeth A McGlynn, Eric C Schneider, Rita Mangione-Smith
OBJECTIVE: Ensuring high quality care coordination for children with medical complexity (CMC) could yield significant health and economic benefits given that they account for one-third of pediatric healthcare expenditures. The objective of this study was to develop and field test the Family Experiences with Coordination of Care (FECC) survey which facilitates assessment of 20 new caregiver-reported quality measures for CMC. METHODS: We identified caregivers of Medicaid-insured CMC 0-17 years old in Minnesota and Washington State, categorized by the Pediatric Medical Complexity Algorithm as having complex chronic disease...
March 31, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364045/diagnostic-accuracy-of-3-0-t-magnetic-resonance-t1-and-t2-mapping-and-t2-weighted-dark-blood-imaging-for-the-infarct-related-coronary-artery-in-non-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Jamie Layland, Samuli Rauhalammi, Matthew M Y Lee, Nadeem Ahmed, Jaclyn Carberry, Vannesa Teng Yue May, Stuart Watkins, Christie McComb, Kenneth Mangion, John D McClure, David Carrick, Anna O'Donnell, Arvind Sood, Margaret McEntegart, Keith G Oldroyd, Aleksandra Radjenovic, Colin Berry
BACKGROUND: Patients with recent non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction commonly have heterogeneous characteristics that may be challenging to assess clinically. METHODS AND RESULTS: We prospectively studied the diagnostic accuracy of 2 novel (T1, T2 mapping) and 1 established (T2-weighted short tau inversion recovery [T2W-STIR]) magnetic resonance imaging methods for imaging the ischemic area at risk and myocardial salvage in 73 patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (mean age 57±10 years, 78% male) at 3...
March 31, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350936/screening-for-celiac-disease-us-preventive-services-task-force-recommendation-statement
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Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, David C Grossman, Susan J Curry, Michael J Barry, Karina W Davidson, Chyke A Doubeni, Mark Ebell, John W Epling, Jessica Herzstein, Alex R Kemper, Alex H Krist, Ann E Kurth, C Seth Landefeld, Carol M Mangione, Maureen G Phipps, Michael Silverstein, Melissa A Simon, Chien-Wen Tseng
Importance: Celiac disease is caused by an immune response in persons who are genetically susceptible to dietary gluten, a protein complex found in wheat, rye, and barley. Ingestion of gluten by persons with celiac disease causes immune-mediated inflammatory damage to the small intestine. Objective: To issue a new US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for celiac disease. Evidence Review: The USPSTF reviewed the evidence on the accuracy of screening in asymptomatic adults, adolescents, and children; the potential benefits and harms of screening vs not screening and targeted vs universal screening; and the benefits and harms of treatment of screen-detected celiac disease...
March 28, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346590/implementation-and-evaluation-of-a-large-scale-teleretinal-diabetic-retinopathy-screening-program-in-the-los-angeles-county-department-of-health-services
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Lauren P Daskivich, Carolina Vasquez, Carlos Martinez, Chi-Hong Tseng, Carol M Mangione
Importance: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the leading cause of blindness in adults of working age in the United States. In the Los Angeles County safety net, a nonvertically integrated system serving underinsured and uninsured patients, the prevalence of DR is approximately 50%, and owing to limited specialty care resources, the average wait times for screening for DR have been 8 months or more. Objective: To determine whether a primary care-based teleretinal DR screening (TDRS) program reduces wait times for screening and improves timeliness of needed care in the Los Angeles County safety net...
March 27, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302347/fungemia-due-to-saprochaete-capitata-in-a-non-neutropenic-patient-hospitalized-in-an-intensive-care-unit-after-cardiac-surgery
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C Cavanna, F Lallitto, F Mangione, F Tamarozzi, P Marone, P Ceriana
The majority of invasive fungal infections observed in non-neutropenic patients hospitalized in an intensive care unit are caused by Candida spp and current guidelines recommend echinocandins as the first-line treatment. Fungemias caused by filamentous or arthrosporic fungi such as Saprochaete capitata (previously named Geotrichum capitatum) are extremely rare. In fact, invasive infections due to S. capitata have been reported almost exclusively in neutropenic oncohematological patients. In this report, we describe a case of fungemia caused by S...
March 14, 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298647/inhibition-of-the-mechano-enzymatic-amyloidogenesis-of-transthyretin-role-of-ligand-affinity-binding-cooperativity-and-occupancy-of-the-inner-channel
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Guglielmo Verona, P Patrizia Mangione, Sara Raimondi, Sofia Giorgetti, Giulia Faravelli, Riccardo Porcari, Alessandra Corazza, Julian D Gillmore, Philip N Hawkins, Mark B Pepys, Graham W Taylor, Vittorio Bellotti
Dissociation of the native transthyretin (TTR) tetramer is widely accepted as the critical step in TTR amyloid fibrillogenesis. It is modelled by exposure of the protein to non-physiological low pH in vitro and is inhibited by small molecule compounds, such as the drug tafamidis. We have recently identified a new mechano-enzymatic pathway of TTR fibrillogenesis in vitro, catalysed by selective proteolytic cleavage, which produces a high yield of genuine amyloid fibrils. This pathway is efficiently inhibited only by ligands that occupy both binding sites in TTR...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298483/the-challenges-of-addressing-pediatric-quality-measurement-gaps
#12
Rita Mangione-Smith
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 15, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272974/persistence-of-immunity-18-19%C3%A2-years-after-vaccination-against-hepatitis-b-in-2-cohorts-of-vaccinees-primed-as-infants-or-as-adolescents-in-italy
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Luisa Romanò, Cristina Galli, Catia Tagliacarne, Maria Elena Tosti, Claudio Velati, Laura Fomiatti, Maria Chironna, Rosa Cristina Coppola, Mario Cuccia, Rossana Mangione, Fosca Marrone, Francesco Saverio Negrone, Antonino Parlato, Carla Maria Zotti, Alfonso Mele, Alessandro Remo Zanetti
This study was aimed at assessing the anti-HBs persistence and immune memory 18-19 y after vaccination against hepatitis B in healthy individuals primed as infants or adolescents. We enrolled 405 teenagers (Group A) vaccinated as infants, and 409 young adults (Group B) vaccinated as adolescents. All vaccinees were tested for anti-HBs and anti-HBc antibodies; those found anti-HBc positive were further tested for HBsAg and HBV DNA. Eight individuals belonging to Group B were positive for anti-HBc alone, and were excluded from analysis...
March 8, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267862/screening-for-gynecologic-conditions-with-pelvic-examination-us-preventive-services-task-force-recommendation-statement
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Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, David C Grossman, Susan J Curry, Michael J Barry, Karina W Davidson, Chyke A Doubeni, John W Epling, Francisco A R García, Alex R Kemper, Alex H Krist, Ann E Kurth, C Seth Landefeld, Carol M Mangione, William R Phillips, Maureen G Phipps, Michael Silverstein, Melissa Simon, Albert L Siu, Chien-Wen Tseng
Importance: Many conditions that can affect women's health are often evaluated through pelvic examination. Although the pelvic examination is a common part of the physical examination, it is unclear whether performing screening pelvic examinations in asymptomatic women has a significant effect on disease morbidity and mortality. Objective: To issue a new US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for gynecologic conditions with pelvic examination for conditions other than cervical cancer, gonorrhea, and chlamydia, for which the USPSTF has already made specific recommendations...
March 7, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265649/developing-recommendations-for-evidence-based-clinical-preventive-services-for-diverse-populations-methods-of-the-u-s-preventive-services-task-force
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Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Evelyn Whitlock, Tracy Wolff, Quyen Ngo-Metzger, William R Phillips, Karina W Davidson, Alex H Krist, Jennifer S Lin, Carol M Mangione, Ann E Kurth, Francisco A R García, Susan J Curry, David C Grossman, C Seth Landefeld, John W Epling, Albert L Siu
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) summarizes the principles and considerations that guide development of its recommendations for diverse U.S. populations. It uses these principles through each step in the evidence-based guideline process: developing the research plan, conducting the evidence review, developing the recommendation, and communicating to guideline users. Three recent recommendations provide examples of how the USPSTF has used these principles: the 2015 recommendation on screening for abnormal blood glucose and type 2 diabetes; the 2016 recommendation on screening for breast cancer; and the recommendation on screening for prostate cancer, which is currently in progress...
March 7, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265615/citrate-stabilized-gold-nanoparticles-hinder-fibrillogenesis-of-a-pathological-variant-of-%C3%AE-2-microglobulin
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Cristina Cantarutti, Sara Raimondi, Giorgia Brancolini, Alessandra Corazza, Sofia Giorgetti, Maurizio Ballico, Stefano Zanini, Giovanni Palmisano, Paolo Bertoncin, Loredana Marchese, P Patrizia Mangione, Vittorio Bellotti, Stefano Corni, Federico Fogolari, Gennaro Esposito
Nanoparticles have repeatedly been shown to enhance fibril formation when assayed with amyloidogenic proteins. Recently, however, evidence casting some doubt about the generality of this conclusion started to emerge. Therefore, to investigate further the influence of nanoparticles on the fibrillation process, we used a naturally occurring variant of the paradigmatic amyloidogenic protein β2-microglobulin (β2m), namely D76N β2m where asparagine replaces aspartate at position 76. This variant is responsible for aggressive systemic amyloidosis...
March 7, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255102/randomized-angiographic-and-intravascular-ultrasound-comparison-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-vs-triple-antiplatelet-therapy-to-reduce-neointimal-tissue-proliferation-in-diabetic-patients
#17
Maria Fernanda Zuliani Mauro, J Armando Mangione, J Ribamar Costa, Ricardo Costa, Luiz Alberto Piva E Mattos, Rodolfo Staico, Fausto Feres, Dimytri Siqueira, Amanda Sousa, Alexandre Abizaid
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have suggested a benefit of cilostazol in addition to standard dual-antiplatelet therapy (DAPT), reducing in-stent late luminal loss and restenosis after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with bare-metal and drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation. However, there is a paucity of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) assessment of neointimal tissue hyperplasia (NIH) after triple-antiplatelet therapy (TAPT), especially in diabetic patients treated with DES. METHODS: This prospective, placebo-controlled trial was conducted in diabetic patients randomized (1:1) to receive either standard DAPT (aspirin and clopidogrel) vs TAPT with cilostazol for a minimum of 12 months after PCI with Endeavor zotarolimus-eluting stent (E-ZES)...
March 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246175/symptoms-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-suspected-angina-undergoing-ct-coronary-angiography-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Michelle C Williams, Amanda Hunter, Anoop Shah, Valentina Assi, Stephanie Lewis, Kenneth Mangion, Colin Berry, Nicholas A Boon, Elizabeth Clark, Marcus Flather, John Forbes, Scott McLean, Giles Roditi, Edwin Jr van Beek, Adam D Timmis, David E Newby
BACKGROUND: In patients with suspected angina pectoris, CT coronary angiography (CTCA) clarifies the diagnosis, directs appropriate investigations and therapies, and reduces clinical events. The effect on patient symptoms is currently unknown. METHODS: In a prospective open-label parallel group multicentre randomised controlled trial, 4146 patients with suspected angina due to coronary heart disease were randomised 1:1 to receive standard care or standard care plus CTCA...
February 28, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244947/intermediate-acting-nondepolarizing-neuromuscular-blocking-agents-and-risk-of-postoperative-30-day-morbidity-and-mortality-and-long-term-survival
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Michael R Bronsert, William G Henderson, Terri G Monk, Joshua S Richman, Jennifer D Nguyen, John T Sum-Ping, Michael P Mangione, Binh Higley, Karl E Hammermeister
BACKGROUND: Nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking drugs (NNMBDs) are commonly used as an adjunct to general anesthesia. Residual blockade is common, but its potential adverse effects are incompletely known. This study was designed to assess the association between NNMBD use with or without neostigmine reversal and postoperative morbidity and mortality. METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study of 11,355 adult patients undergoing general anesthesia for noncardiac surgery at 5 Veterans Health Administration (VA) hospitals...
May 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239185/the-significance-of-spatial-memory-for-water-finding-in-a-tadpole-transporting-frog
#20
Andrius Pašukonis, Katharina Trenkwalder, Max Ringler, Eva Ringler, Rosanna Mangione, Jolanda Steininger, Ian Warrington, Walter Hödl
The ability to associate environmental cues with valuable resources strongly increases the chances of finding them again, and thus memory often guides animal movement. For example, many temperate region amphibians show strong breeding site fidelity and will return to the same areas even after the ponds have been destroyed. In contrast, many tropical amphibians depend on exploitation of small, scattered and fluctuating resources such as ephemeral pools for reproduction. It remains unknown whether tropical amphibians rely on spatial memory for effective exploitation of their reproductive resources...
June 2016: Animal Behaviour
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