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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815036/bacterial-stimuli-activate-nitric-oxide-colonic-mucosal-production-in-diverticular-disease-protective-effects-of-l-casei-dg%C3%A2-lactobacillus-paracasei-cncm-i-1572
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Fabio Turco, Paolo Andreozzi, Ilaria Palumbo, Francesco Paolo Zito, Martina Cargiolli, Walter Fiore, Nicola Gennarelli, Giovanni Domenico De Palma, Giovanni Sarnelli, Rosario Cuomo
BACKGROUND: Micro-inflammation and changes in gut microbiota may play a role in the pathogenesis of diverticular disease (DD). OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to evaluate the expression of nitric oxide (NO)-related mediators and S100B in colonic mucosa of patients with DD in an ex vivo model of bacterial infection. METHODS: Intestinal biopsies obtained from patients with diverticulosis, symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease (SUDD) and SUDD with previous acute diverticulitis (SUDD+AD) were stimulated with the probiotic L...
August 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814726/nitric-oxide-regulates-mouth-development-in-amphioxus
#2
Giovanni Annona, Filomena Caccavale, Juan Pascual-Anaya, Shigeru Kuratani, Pasquale De Luca, Anna Palumbo, Salvatore D'Aniello
The development of the mouth in animals has fascinated researchers for decades, and a recent study proposed the modern view of recurrent evolution of protostomy and deuterostomy. Here we expanded our knowledge about conserved traits of mouth formation in chordates, testing the hypothesis that nitric oxide (NO) is a potential regulator of this process. In the present work we show for the first time that NO is an essential cell signaling molecule for cephalochordate mouth formation, as previously shown for vertebrates, indicating its conserved ancestral role in chordates...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811575/biological-and-functional-characterization-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-from-patients-affected-by-primary-immunodeficiency
#3
Nadia Starc, Daniela Ingo, Antonella Conforti, Valeria Rossella, Luigi Tomao, Angela Pitisci, Fabiola De Mattia, Immacolata Brigida, Mattia Algeri, Mauro Montanari, Giuseppe Palumbo, Pietro Merli, Paolo Rossi, Alessandro Aiuti, Franco Locatelli, Maria Ester Bernardo
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) represent a key component of bone marrow (BM) microenvironment and display immune-regulatory properties. We performed a detailed analysis of biological/functional properties of BM-MSCs derived from 33 pediatric patients affected by primary immune-deficiencies (PID-MSCs): 7 Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD), 15 Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS), 11 Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID). Results were compared with MSCs from 15 age-matched pediatric healthy-donors (HD-MSCs). Clonogenic and proliferative capacity, differentiation ability, immunophenotype, immunomodulatory properties were analyzed...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810925/surgical-versus-percutaneous-isolated-pelvic-perfusion-ipp-for-advanced-melanoma-comparison-in-terms-of-melphalan-pharmacokinetic-pelvic-bio-availability
#4
Stefano Guadagni, Giancarlo Palumbo, Giammaria Fiorentini, Marco Clementi, Luca Marsili, Aldo Victor Giordano, Francesco Masedu, Marco Valenti
BACKGROUND: Isolated pelvic perfusion (IPP) can be used to treat unresectable melanoma metastases of the pelvis. IPP can be performed either by surgical or percutaneous approaches, using different balloon catheters. The aim of this study was to examine whether the surgical and percutaneous approaches were comparable with respect to tumor drug exposure in the pelvis. METHODS: A pharmacokinetic study was performed in 5 melanoma patients treated with surgical IPP and five with percutaneous IPP...
August 15, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804445/commentary-interaction-between-facial-expression-and-color
#5
COMMENT
Rocco Palumbo, Alberto Di Domenico
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797836/information-processing-in-the-vertebrate-habenula
#6
REVIEW
Stephanie Fore, Fabrizio Palumbo, Robbrecht Pelgrims, Emre Yaksi
The habenula is a brain region that has gained increasing popularity over the recent years due to its role in processing value-related and experience-dependent information with a strong link to depression, addiction, sleep and social interactions. This small diencephalic nucleus is proposed to act as a multimodal hub or a switchboard, where inputs from different brain regions converge. These diverse inputs to the habenula carry information about the sensory world and the animal's internal state, such as reward expectation or mood...
August 7, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793969/lung-ultrasound-in-internal-medicine-a-bedside-help-to-increase-accuracy-in-the-diagnosis-of-dyspnea
#7
Tiziano Perrone, Alessia Maggi, Carmelo Sgarlata, Ilaria Palumbo, Elisa Mossolani, Sara Ferrari, Ariel Melloul, Roberta Mussinelli, Michele Boldrini, Ambra Raimondi, Aderville Cabassi, Francesco Salinaro, Stefano Perlini
BACKGROUND: Dyspnea is one of the most frequent causes of admission in Internal Medicine wards, leading to a sizeable utilization of medical resources. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: The role of bedside lung ultrasound (LUS) was evaluated in 130 consecutive patients (age: 81±9years), in whom blindly collected LUS results were compared with data obtained by clinical examination, medical history, blood analysis, and chest X-ray. Dyspnea etiology was classified as "cardiac" (n=80), "respiratory" (n=36) or "mixed" (n=14), according to the discharge diagnosis (congestive heart failure either alone [n=80] or associated with pneumonia [n=14], pneumonia [n=24], and obstructive disventilatory syndrome [n=12])...
August 6, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791628/mitomycin-c-hypoxic-pelvic-perfusion-for-unresectable-recurrent-rectal-cancer-pharmacokinetic-comparison-of-surgical-and-percutaneous-techniques
#8
Stefano Guadagni, Giammaria Fiorentini, Marco Clementi, Paola Palumbo, Andrea Mambrini, Francesco Masedu
Patients with unresectable recurrent rectal cancer that progresses after standard and multi-modular treatments are candidates for hypoxic pelvic perfusion. Hypoxic pelvic perfusion can be performed using a surgical or percutaneous approach. The aim of this study was to examine whether the surgical and percutaneous approaches are comparable with respect to tumor drug exposure in the pelvis. A pharmacokinetic study was performed in 18 patients. Both the surgical and percutaneous procedures were performed using mitomycin C (MMC) at a dose of 25 mg/m(2)...
August 8, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790830/social-training-cognition-in-schizophrenia-a-pilot-study
#9
Davide Palumbo, Armida Mucci, Giuseppe Piegari, Valentina D'Alise, Annapaola Mazza, Silvana Galderisi
The purpose of this pilot study was to assess the efficacy of a new social cognition (SC) remediation intervention, the Social Cognition Individualized Activities Lab (SoCIAL), for subjects with schizophrenia. The training includes a module for emotion recognition and one for theory of mind. A comparison with a validated cognitive remediation intervention, the Social Skills And Neurocognitive Individualized Training (SSANIT), was conducted to verify the efficacy of the SoCIAL in improving SC. Ten stabilized patients with schizophrenia accepted to participate...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782765/infrared-study-on-the-thermal-evolution-of-solid-state-formamide
#10
Riccardo Giovanni Urso, Carlotta Scirè, Giuseppe Antonio Baratta, John Robert Brucato, Giuseppe Compagnini, Zuzana Kaňuchová, Maria Elisabetta Palumbo, Giovanni Strazzulla
Laboratory experiments have shown that the energetic processing, i.e. ion bombardment and UV photolysis, of interstellar grain mantles and cometary surfaces is efficient in the production of formamide. To explain its presence in the gas-phase in these astrophysical environments, a desorption mechanism has to be taken into account. In this work we show experimental results on the thermal evolution of formamide when deposited at 17 K as pure and in mixture with water or carbon monoxide. In these samples, we observed formamide desorption at 220 K...
August 16, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781019/reported-litigation-associated-with-primary-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty
#11
Steven L Bokshan, Roy J Ruttiman, John M DePasse, Lee E Rubin, Mark A Palumbo, Alan H Daniels
BACKGROUND: Greater than 75% of arthroplasty surgeons report having been the subject of a malpractice lawsuit. Despite this, few studies have analyzed the causes of litigation following total joint arthroplasty in the United States. METHODS: This study is a retrospective analysis of malpractice lawsuits following total hip and knee arthroplasty using VerdictSearch, a database encompassing legal cases compiled from February 1988 to May 2015. Complications leading to litigation were categorized and assessed for patient, surgeon, and lawsuit factors...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774260/large-intragenic-deletion-of-cdc73-exons-4-10-in-a-three-generation-hyperparathyroidism-jaw-tumor-hpt-jt-syndrome-family
#12
Vito Guarnieri, Raewyn M Seaberg, Catherine Kelly, M Jean Davidson, Simon Raphael, Andrew Y Shuen, Filomena Baorda, Orazio Palumbo, Alfredo Scillitani, Geoffrey N Hendy, David E C Cole
BACKGROUND: Inactivating mutations of CDC73 cause Hyperparathyroidism-Jaw Tumour syndrome (HPT-JT), Familial Isolated Hyperparathyroidism (FIHP) and sporadic parathyroid carcinoma. We conducted CDC73 mutation analysis in an HPT-JT family and confirm carrier status of the proband's daughter. METHODS: The proband had primary hyperparathyroidism (parathyroid carcinoma) and uterine leiomyomata. Her father and daughter had hyperparathyroidism (parathyroid adenoma) but no other manifestations of HPT-JT...
August 3, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772505/tensile-properties-characterization-of-alsi10mg-parts-produced-by-direct-metal-laser-sintering-via-nested-effects-modeling
#13
Biagio Palumbo, Francesco Del Re, Massimo Martorelli, Antonio Lanzotti, Pasquale Corrado
A statistical approach for the characterization of Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes is presented in this paper. Design of Experiments (DOE) and ANalysis of VAriance (ANOVA), both based on Nested Effects Modeling (NEM) technique, are adopted to assess the effect of different laser exposure strategies on physical and mechanical properties of AlSi10Mg parts produced by Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS). Due to the wide industrial interest in AM technologies in many different fields, it is extremely important to ensure high parts performances and productivity...
February 8, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764924/partial-breast-irradiation-with-interstitial-multi-catheter-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-long-term-results-of-a-phase-ii-prospective-study
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Cynthia Aristei, Ernesto Maranzano, Valentina Lancellotta, Luigia Chirico, Claudio Zucchetti, Marco Italiani, Paola Anselmo, Cristina Mariucci, Elisabetta Perrucci, Fabio Arcidiacono, Fabio Trippa, György Kovacs, Vittorio Bini, Isabella Palumbo
PURPOSE: We report the long-term results of phase II prospective study with accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) using interstitial multi-catheter high-dose-rate brachytherapy. METHODS: 240 patients received APBI (4Gy, twice daily; total dose 32Gy). RESULTS: Median follow-up was 96months. Recurrences in the treated breast developed in 8 patients (3.3%) at a median of 73months after APBI. The 5- and 10-year cumulative incidences were respectively, 1...
July 29, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761995/intermediate-term-thrombotic-risk-in-contemporary-total-cavo-pulmonary-connection-for-single-ventricle-circulations
#15
Jenna M Faircloth, Olivia Roe, Tarek Alsaied, Joseph S Palumbo, Alexander Vinks, Gruschen R Veldtman
Despite the common occurrence of thrombosis in Fontan circulations, the mid-term thrombotic risk beyond the first two postoperative years is poorly defined especially in total cavo pulmonary Fontan. This study examines the thrombotic incidence and risk beyond the first 2 years after contemporary Fontan surgery. Using a retrospective cohort study design, 89 Fontan patients, 50 male, were included and evaluated with a median of 8.3 years (IQR 6.8-11.4) follow-up. Hospital records were reviewed for known risk factors of thrombosis, thrombotic events, antiplatelet and anticoagulation management, and basic characteristics...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755056/high-resolution-post-mortem-mri-of-non-fixed-in-situ-foetal-brain-in-the-second-trimester-of-gestation-normal-foetal-brain-development
#16
Elisa Scola, Giorgio Conte, Giovanni Palumbo, Sabrina Avignone, Claudia Maria Cinnante, Simona Boito, Nicola Persico, Tommaso Rizzuti, Fabio Triulzi
PURPOSE: To describe normal foetal brain development with high resolution post-mortem MRI (PMMRI) of non-fixed foetal brains. METHODS: We retrospectively collected PMMRIs of foetuses without intracranial abnormalities and chromosomal aberrations studied after a termination of pregnancy due to extracranial abnormalities or after a spontaneous intrauterine death. PMMRIs were performed on a 3-T scanner without any fixation and without removing the brain from the skull...
July 28, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754097/lymphangioleiomyomatosis-multifocal-micronodular-pneumocyte-hyperplasia-and-sarcoidosis-more-pathological-findings-in-the-same-chest-ct-or-a-single-pathological-pathway
#17
Fabiano Di Marco, Giuseppina Palumbo, Silvia Terraneo, Gianluca Imeri, Elena Lesma, Nicola Sverzellati, Angela Peron, Lorenzo Gualandri, Maria Paola Canevini, Stefano Centanni
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune hepatitis/primary biliary cirrhosis overlap syndrome, lymphangioleiomyomatosis/tuberous sclerosis complex (LAM-TSC), and sarcoidosis are three rare diseases. Here we present, to the best of our knowledge, the first description of a patient with the coexistence of these three diseases. CASE PRESENTATION: A 47-year-old woman affected by LAM-TSC and primary biliary cirrosis/autoimmune hepatitis overlap syndrome. During her follow up a high resolution chest CT scan (HRTC) confirmed the presence of both multiple cysts and micronodular opacities consistent with multifocal micronodular pneumocytes hyperlasia (MMPH), and revealed multiple hilar-mediastinal symmetrical lymphadenopathies suggestive of sarcoidosis...
July 28, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742454/lenalidomide-maintenance-after-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-in-newly-diagnosed-multiple-myeloma-a-meta-analysis
#18
Philip L McCarthy, Sarah A Holstein, Maria Teresa Petrucci, Paul G Richardson, Cyrille Hulin, Patrizia Tosi, Sara Bringhen, Pellegrino Musto, Kenneth C Anderson, Denis Caillot, Francesca Gay, Philippe Moreau, Gerald Marit, Sin-Ho Jung, Zhinuan Yu, Benjamin Winograd, Robert D Knight, Antonio Palumbo, Michel Attal
Purpose Lenalidomide maintenance therapy after autologous stem-cell transplantation (ASCT) demonstrated prolonged progression-free survival (PFS) versus placebo or observation in several randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM). All studies had PFS as the primary end point, and none were powered for overall survival (OS) as a primary end point. Thus, a meta-analysis was conducted to better understand the impact of lenalidomide maintenance in this setting. Patients and Methods The meta-analysis was conducted using primary-source patient-level data and documentation from three RCTs (Cancer and Leukemia Group B 100104, Gruppo Italiano Malattie Ematologiche dell'Adulto RV-MM-PI-209, and Intergroupe Francophone du Myélome 2005-02) that met the following prespecified inclusion criteria: an RCT in patients with NDMM receiving ASCT followed by lenalidomide maintenance versus placebo or observation with patient-level data available and achieved database lock for primary efficacy analysis...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742285/variable-expressivity-and-incomplete-penetrance-in-a-large-family-with-non-classical-diamond-blackfan-anemia-associated-with-ribosomal-protein-l11-splicing-variant
#19
Colleen M Carlston, Zeinab A Afify, Janice C Palumbos, Heidi Bagley, Carlos Barbagelata, Whitney L Wooderchak-Donahue, Rong Mao, John C Carey
Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA) is a group of clinically and genetically heterogeneous bone marrow failure disorders with or without congenital anomalies. Variable expressivity and incomplete penetrance have been observed within affected families. Diamond-Blackfan anemia-7 (DBA7), caused by heterozygous mutations in ribosomal protein L11 (RPL11), accounts for approximately 5% of DBA. DBA7 is usually characterized by early-onset bone marrow failure often accompanied by congenital malformations, especially thumb defects...
July 25, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737512/thrombin-promotes-diet-induced-obesity-through-fibrin-driven-inflammation
#20
Anna K Kopec, Sara R Abrahams, Sherry Thornton, Joseph S Palumbo, Eric S Mullins, Senad Divanovic, Hartmut Weiler, A Phillip Owens, Nigel Mackman, Ashley Goss, Joanne van Ryn, James P Luyendyk, Matthew J Flick
Obesity promotes a chronic inflammatory and hypercoagulable state that drives cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, and several cancers. Elevated thrombin activity underlies obesity-linked thromboembolic events, but the mechanistic links between the thrombin/fibrin(ogen) axis and obesity-associated pathologies are incompletely understood. In this work, immunohistochemical studies identified extravascular fibrin deposits within white adipose tissue and liver as distinct features of mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD) as well as obese patients...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
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