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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165886/pre-operative-features-of-non-invasive-follicular-thyroid-neoplasms-with-papillary-like-nuclear-features-an-analysis-of-their-cytological-gene-expression-classifier-and-sonographic-findings
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S J Song, V A LiVolsi, K Montone, Z Baloch
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the corresponding cytological diagnoses, Gene Expression Classifier (GEC) results and ultrasound features of thyroid nodules diagnosed as non-invasive follicular thyroid neoplasms with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP), as well as any coexisting pathology. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of thyroid nodules histologically diagnosed as NIFTP at our institution between 1(st) April 2016 and 1(st) April 2017. The following data points were collected: demographics, nodule size, ultrasound features, cytological diagnosis, GEC results, origin of sample (in-house vs outside hospital) and any additional pathology identified in the resection specimen...
December 2017: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119089/evaluation-of-some-microbiological-and-chemical-parameters-of-campania-buffalo-ricotta-cheese
#2
Angela M I Montone, Alessandra De Felice, Roberta Brunetti, Domenico Mollica, Salvatore Capo, Federico Capuano, Achille Guarino, Donatella Nava
Fresh ricotta (whey cheese), owing to its technological characteristics and intrinsic parameters (pH and a(w)), is an excellent substrate for the growth of spoilage and pathogenic microorganisms. On 19 July 2010, Campania buffalo ricotta cheese was assigned to the register of Protected Designations of Origin (PDO) by the European Commission, with EC Reg. 634/2010. It is mainly produced in the provinces of Caserta and Salerno around the rivers Garigliano and Volturno, the plain of the river Sele and the area of Cilento...
August 16, 2017: Italian Journal of Food Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110180/correlation-between-the-molecular-effects-of-mutations-at-the-dimer-interface-of-alanine-glyoxylate-aminotransferase-leading-to-primary-hyperoxaluria-type-i-and-the-cellular-response-to-vitamin-b6
#3
Mirco Dindo, Elisa Oppici, Daniele Dell'Orco, Rosa Montone, Barbara Cellini
Primary hyperoxaluria type I (PH1) is a rare disease caused by the deficit of liver alanine-glyoxylate aminotransferase (AGT). AGT prevents oxalate formation by converting peroxisomal glyoxylate to glycine. When the enzyme is deficient, progressive calcium oxalate stones deposit first in the urinary tract and then at the systemic level. Pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP), the AGT coenzyme, exerts a chaperone role by promoting dimerization, as demonstrated by studies at protein and cellular level. Thus, variants showing a destabilized dimeric structure should, in principle, be responsive to vitamin B6, a precursor of PLP...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078809/mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-cardiac-repair-are-the-actors-ready-for-the-clinical-scenario
#4
REVIEW
Santiago Roura, Carolina Gálvez-Montón, Clémentine Mirabel, Joaquim Vives, Antoni Bayes-Genis
For years, sufficient progress has been made in treating heart failure following myocardial infarction; however, the social and economic burdens and the costs to world health systems remain high. Moreover, treatment advances have not resolved the underlying problem of functional heart tissue loss. In this field of research, for years we have actively explored innovative biotherapies for cardiac repair. Here, we present a general, critical overview of our experience in using mesenchymal stem cells, derived from cardiac adipose tissue and umbilical cord blood, in a variety of cell therapy and tissue engineering approaches...
October 27, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050197/bioresorbable-vascular-scaffolds-between-promises-and-reality
#5
EDITORIAL
Rocco A Montone, Adam J Brown, Giampaolo Niccoli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044640/a-step-down-protocol-for-omalizumab-treatment-in-oral-corticosteroid-dependent-allergic-asthma-patients
#6
Christian Domingo, Xavier Pomares, Albert Navarro, María José Amengual, Concepción Montón, Ana Sogo, Rosa M Mirapeix
BACKGROUND: there are no specific criteria for a step-down or withdrawal dose of omalizumab. Our purpose was to evaluate the viability of a protocol for OMAlizumab DOse REduction (the OMADORE study) in severe allergic asthma (SAA). METHODS: the study population included 35 SAA patients treated during a minimum period of one year with oral corticosteroids (OC) equivalent to a mean daily dose of 4 mg of methyl-prednisolone. To qualify for the protocol, the patients had to have received treatment with OMA ≥ one year and a half, OC dose had to have reached the lowest tolerated dose and spirometry had to be ≥ at entry...
October 18, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946234/microwave-processing-of-honey-negatively-affects-honey-antibacterial-activity-by-inactivation-of-bee-derived-glucose-oxidase-and-defensin-1
#7
Marcela Bucekova, Valeria Juricova, Enrique Monton, Simona Martinotti, Elia Ranzato, Juraj Majtan
Microwave (MW) thermal heating has been proposed as an efficient method for honey liquefaction, while maintaining honey quality criteria. However, little is known about the effects of MW thermal heating on honey antibacterial activity. In this study, we aimed to determine the effects of MW heating on the antibacterial activity of raw rapeseed honeys against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus, with a particular focus on two major bee-derived antibacterial components, defensin-1 and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)...
February 1, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873689/liquid-chromatography-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-for-the-analysis-of-phytochemicals-in-vegetal-derived-food-and-beverages
#8
REVIEW
Giorgia La Barbera, Anna Laura Capriotti, Chiara Cavaliere, Carmela Maria Montone, Susy Piovesana, Roberto Samperi, Riccardo Zenezini Chiozzi, Aldo Laganà
The recent years witnessed a change in the perception of nutrition. Diet does not only provide nutrients to meet the metabolic requirements of the body, but it also constitutes an active way for the consumption of compounds beneficial for human health. Fruit and vegetables are an excellent source of such compounds, thus the growing interest in characterizing phytochemical sources, structures and activities. Given the interest for phytochemicals in food, the development of advanced and suitable analytical techniques for their identification is fundamental for the advancement of food research...
October 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863429/biotherapies-and-biomarkers-for-cardiovascular-diseases-a-15-year-journey-at-the-icrec-heart-failure-and-cardiac-regeneration-research-laboratory-in-barcelona-spain
#9
Santiago Roura, Carolina Gálvez-Montón, Josep Lupón, Antoni Bayes-Genis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 14, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852226/emission-enhancement-through-nd-3-yb-3-energy-transfer-in-multifunctional-nagdf4-nanocrystals
#10
Francisco J Pedraza, Chris Rightsell, G A Kumar, Jason Giuliani, Carlos Monton, Dhiraj K Sardar
The growing need for biomedical contrast agents has led to the current development of multi-functional materials such as lanthanide-based nanoparticles (NPs). The optical and magnetic properties these nanoparticles (NPs) possess are important to enhance current biomedical imaging techniques. To increase the optical emissions of the nanoparticles, neodymium (Nd(3+)) and ytterbium (Yb(3+)) were introduced into a magnetic host of NaGdF4. The energy transfer between Nd(3+) and the Yb(3+) was then investigated at multiple concentrations to determine the optimal dopant levels...
May 29, 2017: Applied Physics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807510/angina-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-the-need-for-precision-medicine
#11
Giampaolo Niccoli, Rocco Antonio Montone, Gaetano Antonio Lanza, Filippo Crea
Persistence or recurrence of angina after successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) represent an important clinical issue involving from one fifth to one third of patients undergoing myocardial revascularization at one-year follow-up. A systematic approach to this syndrome is strongly needed. Precision medicine is particularly important in addressing angina after successful PCI because of the multiple underlying causes. Restenosis or coronary atherosclerosis progression explain symptom recurrence after successful PCI in some patients, while functional causes, including vasomotor abnormalities of epicardial coronary arteries and/or coronary microvascular dysfunction, explain symptoms in the remaining patients...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780562/rationale-and-design-of-a-multicentre-prospective-randomised-controlled-clinical-trial-to-evaluate-the-efficacy-of-the-adipose-graft-transposition-procedure-in-patients-with-a-myocardial-scar-the-agtp-ii-trial
#12
Paloma Gastelurrutia, Carolina Gálvez-Montón, Maria Luisa Cámara, Juan Bustamante-Munguira, Pablo García-Pavia, Pablo Avanzas, J Alberto San Román, Domingo Pascual-Figal, Eduardo de Teresa, Maria G Crespo-Leiro, Nicolás Manito, Julio Núñez, Francisco Fernández-Avilés, Ángel Caballero, Albert Teis, Josep Lupón, Ramón Brugada, Carlos Martín, Jacobo Silva, Ana Revilla-Orodea, Sergio J Cánovas, Jose M Melero, Jose J Cuenca-Castillo, Angel Gonzalez-Pinto, Antoni Bayes-Genis
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac adipose tissue is a source of progenitor cells with regenerative capacity. Studies in rodents demonstrated that the intramyocardial delivery of cells derived from this tissue improves cardiac function after myocardial infarction (MI). We developed a new reparative approach for damaged myocardium that integrates the regenerative properties of cardiac adipose tissue with tissue engineering. In the adipose graft transposition procedure (AGTP), we dissect a vascularised flap of autologous pericardial adipose tissue and position it over the myocardial scarred area...
August 4, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763013/context-and-template-based-compression-for-efficient-management-of-data-models-in-resource-constrained-systems
#13
Jorge Berzosa Macho, Luis Gardeazabal Montón, Roberto Cortiñas Rodriguez
The Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) paradigm is based on the deployment of interconnected heterogeneous devices and systems, so interoperability is at the heart of any CPS architecture design. In this sense, the adoption of standard and generic data formats for data representation and communication, e.g., XML or JSON, effectively addresses the interoperability problem among heterogeneous systems. Nevertheless, the verbosity of those standard data formats usually demands system resources that might suppose an overload for the resource-constrained devices that are typically deployed in CPS...
August 1, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747513/repression-of-bet-activity-sensitizes-homologous-recombination-proficient-cancers-to-parp-inhibition
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Lu Yang, Youyou Zhang, Weiwei Shan, Zhongyi Hu, Jiao Yuan, Jingjiang Pi, Yueying Wang, Lingling Fan, Zhaoqing Tang, Chunsheng Li, Xiaowen Hu, Janos L Tanyi, Yi Fan, Qihong Huang, Kathleen Montone, Chi V Dang, Lin Zhang
Strategies to enhance response to poly(adenosine diphosphate-ribose) polymerase inhibitor (PARPi) in primary and acquired homologous recombination (HR)-proficient tumors would be a major advance in cancer care. We used a drug synergy screen that combined a PARPi, olaparib, with 20 well-characterized epigenetic drugs and identified bromodomain and extraterminal domain inhibitors (BETis; JQ1, I-BET762, and OTX015) as drugs that acted synergistically with olaparib in HR-proficient cancer cells. Functional assays demonstrated that repressed BET activity reduces HR and thus enhances PARPi-induced DNA damage in cancer cells...
July 26, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720833/competition-between-superconductor-ferromagnetic-stray-magnetic-fields-in-yba2cu3o7-x-films-pierced-with-co-nano-rods
#15
V Rouco, R Córdoba, J M De Teresa, L A Rodríguez, C Navau, N Del-Valle, G Via, A Sánchez, C Monton, F Kronast, X Obradors, T Puig, A Palau
Superconductivity and ferromagnetism are two antagonistic phenomena that combined can lead to a rich phenomenology of interactions, resulting in novel physical properties and unique functionalities. Here we propose an original hybrid system formed by a high-temperature superconducting film, patterned with antidots, and with ferromagnetic nano-rods grown inside them. This particular structure exhibits the synergic influence of superconductor (SC) - ferromagnetic (FM) stray fields, in both the superconducting behaviour of the film and the three-dimensional (3D) magnetic structure of nano-rods...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699384/preclinical-safety-evaluation-of-allogeneic-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-based-therapy-in-a-swine-model-of-myocardial-infarction
#16
Carolina Gálvez-Montón, Carolina Soler-Botija, Oriol Iborra-Egea, Idoia Díaz-Güemes, Mercè Martí, Olalla Iglesias-García, Cristina Prat-Vidal, Verónica Crisóstomo, Aida Llucià-Valldeperas, Isaac Perea-Gil, Santiago Roura, Francisco M Sánchez-Margallo, Ángel Raya, Antoni Bayes-Genis
The combination of biomatrices and induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) derivatives to aid repair and myocardial scar formation may soon become a reality for cardiac regenerative medicine. However, the tumor risk associated with residual undifferentiated cells remains an important safety concern of iPSC-based therapies. This concern is not satisfactorily addressed in xenotransplantation, which requires immune suppression of the transplanted animal. In this study, we assessed the safety of transplanting undifferentiated iPSCs in an allogeneic setting...
November 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688969/the-steinberg-centre-for-simulation-and-interactive-learning-at-mcgill-university
#17
Carmen L Mueller, Genevieve Cyr, Ilana Bank, Farhan Bhanji, Laura Birnbaum, Miriam Boillat, Marie-Eve Bolduc, Jeffrey Chankowsky, Evelyn Constantin, Beth-Ann Cummings, Rachel Fisher, Philippe Legault, N Hugo Marchand, Luis Monton, Teresa Rudkin, Bayane Sabsabi, Niki Soilis, Daniel Zigman, Rajesh Aggarwal
Simulation allows for learner-centered health professions training by providing a safe environment to practice and make mistakes without jeopardizing patient care. It was with this goal in mind that the McGill Medical Simulation Center was officially opened on September 14, 2006, as a partnership between McGill University, the Faculty of Medicine and its affiliated hospitals. Its mandate is to provide state-of-the-art facilities to support simulation-based medical and allied health education initiatives. Since its inception, the center, recently renamed the Steinberg Center for Simulation and Interactive Learning (SCSIL), has undergone a major expansion and logged more than 130,000 learner visits...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687996/distribution-and-evolution-of-sterols-and-aliphatic-hydrocarbons-in-dated-marine-sediment-cores-from-the-cabo-frio-upwelling-region-sw-atlantic-brazil
#18
Rafael André Lourenço, César C Martins, Satie Taniguchi, Michel Michaelovitch Mahiques, Rosalinda Carmela Montone, Caio Augusto Magalhães, Márcia Caruso Bícego
We report the distribution of selected lipid biomarkers specifically sterols and aliphatic hydrocarbons in sediment cores from Cabo Frio, SW Atlantic continental shelf, Brazil, corresponding approximately to the last 700 years. In the Cabo Frio region, a costal upwelling occurs as a quasi-seasonal phenomenon characterized by nutrient-rich bottom waters that intrude on the continental shelf and promote relatively high biological productivity compared to other Brazilian continental shelf areas. The results for sterols indicate the predominance of organic matter (OM) inputs related to marine organisms, mainly plankton, in all of the cores along the time scale studied...
July 7, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658308/unprotected-left-main-revascularization-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-versus-coronary-artery-bypass-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
#19
REVIEW
Luca Testa, Azeem Latib, Mario Bollati, Rocco Antonio Montone, Antonio Colombo, Filippo Crea, Francesco Bedogni
BACKGROUND: The optimal treatment of unprotected left main (UPLM) with either PCI or CABG remains uncertain. AIM: The purpose of this study was to determine the comparative safety and efficacy of PCI versus CABG in patients with UPLM disease. METHODS: Search of BioMedCentral, CENTRAL, mRCT, PubMed, major cardiological congresses proceedings and references cross-check (updated November 2016). Outcomes were the rate of MACE [all cause death, MI, stroke], the rates of the individual components of MACE and the rate of target vessel revascularisation (TVR)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649439/mechanisms-of-action-of-sacubitril-valsartan-on-cardiac-remodeling-a-systems-biology-approach
#20
Oriol Iborra-Egea, Carolina Gálvez-Montón, Santiago Roura, Isaac Perea-Gil, Cristina Prat-Vidal, Carolina Soler-Botija, Antoni Bayes-Genis
Sacubitril/Valsartan, proved superiority over other conventional heart failure management treatments, but its mechanisms of action remains obscure. In this study, we sought to explore the mechanistic details for Sacubitril/Valsartan in heart failure and post-myocardial infarction remodeling, using an in silico, systems biology approach. Myocardial transcriptome obtained in response to myocardial infarction in swine was analyzed to address post-infarction ventricular remodeling. Swine transcriptome hits were mapped to their human equivalents using Reciprocal Best (blast) Hits, Gene Name Correspondence, and InParanoid database...
2017: NPJ Systems Biology and Applications
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