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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916290/conceptualizing-a-dynamic-fall-risk-model-including-intrinsic-risks-and-exposures
#1
Jochen Klenk, Clemens Becker, Pierpaolo Palumbo, Lars Schwickert, Kilan Rapp, Jorunn L Helbostad, Chris Todd, Stephen R Lord, Ngaire Kerse
Falls are a major cause of injury and disability in older people, leading to serious health and social consequences including fractures, poor quality of life, loss of independence, and institutionalization. To design and provide adequate prevention measures, accurate understanding and identification of person's individual fall risk is important. However, to date, the performance of fall risk models is weak compared with models estimating, for example, cardiovascular risk. This deficiency may result from 2 factors...
September 12, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903740/erratum-to-large-intragenic-deletion-of-cdc73-exons-4-10-in-a-three-generation-hyperparathyroidism-jaw-tumor-hpt-jt-syndrome-family
#2
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
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 13, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900390/genetically-driven-enhancement-of-dopaminergic-transmission-affects-moral-acceptability-in-females-but-not-in-males-a-pilot-study
#3
Silvia Pellegrini, Sara Palumbo, Caterina Iofrida, Erika Melissari, Giuseppina Rota, Veronica Mariotti, Teresa Anastasio, Andrea Manfrinati, Rino Rumiati, Lorella Lotto, Michela Sarlo, Pietro Pietrini
Moral behavior has been a key topic of debate for philosophy and psychology for a long time. In recent years, thanks to the development of novel methodologies in cognitive sciences, the question of how we make moral choices has expanded to the study of neurobiological correlates that subtend the mental processes involved in moral behavior. For instance, in vivo brain imaging studies have shown that distinct patterns of brain neural activity, associated with emotional response and cognitive processes, are involved in moral judgment...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899649/small-field-characterization-of-a-nanochamber-prototype-under-flattening-filter-free-photon-beams
#4
G Reggiori, A Stravato, P Mancosu, F Lobefalo, L Paganini, F Zucconi, V Palumbo, A Gaudino, M Scorsetti, S Tomatis
INTRODUCTION: Nanochambers present some advantages in terms of energy independence and absolute dose measurement for small field dosimetry in the SBRT scenario. Characterization of a micro-chamber prototype was carried out both under flattened and flattening-filter-free (FFF) beams with particular focus on stem effect. METHODS: The study included characterization of leakage and stem effects, dose rate and dose per pulse dependence, measurement of profiles, and percentage depth doses (PDDs)...
September 9, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890155/antibiotic-induced-microbiota-perturbation-causes-gut-endocannabinoidome-changes-hippocampal-neuroglial-reorganization-and-depression-in-mice
#5
F Guida, F Turco, M Iannotta, D De Gregorio, I Palumbo, G Sarnelli, A Furiano, F Napolitano, S Boccella, L Luongo, M Mazzitelli, A Usiello, F De Filippis, F A Iannotti, F Piscitelli, D Ercolini, V de Novellis, V Di Marzo, R Cuomo, S Maione
The microbiota-gut-brain axis (MGBA) regulates the reciprocal interaction between chronic inflammatory bowel and psychiatric disorders. This interaction involves multiple pathways that are highly debated. We examined the behavioural, biochemical and electrophysiological alterations, as well as gut microbiota composition in a model of antibiotic-induced experimental dysbiosis. Inflammation of the small intestine was also assessed. Mice were exposed to a mixture of antimicrobials for 2weeks. Afterwards, they received Lactobacillus casei DG (LCDG) or a vehicle for up to 7days via oral gavage...
September 7, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889818/efficacy-and-safety-of-recombinant-tissue-plasminogen-activator-for-venous-thrombosis-after-paediatric-heart-surgery
#6
Lindsey B Justice, David P Nelson, Joseph Palumbo, Jaclyn Sawyer, Manish N Patel, Jonathan W Byrnes
OBJECTIVE: Reports in the literature of treatment with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator following cardiac surgery are limited. We reviewed our experience to provide a case series of the therapeutic use of tissue plasminogen activator for the treatment of venous thrombosis in children after cardiac surgery. The data describe the morbidity, mortality, and clinical outcomes of tissue plasminogen activator administration for treatment of venous thrombosis in children following cardiac surgery...
September 11, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889214/serping1-mrna-overexpression-in-monocytes-from-hiv-patients
#7
C Sanfilippo, D Cambria, A Longo, M Palumbo, R Avola, M Pinzone, G Nunnari, F Condorelli, G Musumeci, R Imbesi, P Castogiovanni, L Malaguarnera, Michelino Di Rosa
OBJECTIVE: The HIV-1 virus activates the complement system, an essential element of the immune system. SERPING1 is a protease inhibitor that disables C1r/C1s in the C1 complex of the classical complement pathway. METHODS: In this paper, we performed an analysis of several microarrays deposited in GEO dataset to demonstrate that SERPING1 mRNA is modulated in CD14(+) monocytes from HIV-1-infected individuals. In addition, data were validated on monocytes isolated from seronegative healthy volunteers, treated with IFNs...
September 9, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881597/tgfbeta-and-mirna-regulation-in-familial-and-sporadic-breast-cancer
#8
Katia Danza, Simona De Summa, Rosamaria Pinto, Brunella Pilato, Orazio Palumbo, Massimo Carella, Ondina Popescu, Maria Digennaro, Rosanna Lacalamita, Stefania Tommasi
The term 'BRCAness' was introduced to identify sporadic malignant tumors sharing characteristics similar to those germline BRCA-related. Among all mechanisms attributable to BRCA1 expression silencing, a major role has been assigned to microRNAs. MicroRNAs role in familial and sporadic breast cancer has been explored but few data are available about microRNAs involvement in homologous recombination repair control in these breast cancer subgroups. Our aim was to seek microRNAs associated to pathways underlying DNA repair dysfunction in breast cancer according to a family history of the disease...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872916/post-hoc-analysis-of-open-label-extension-period-of-study-mci186-19-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
#9
Koji Takei, Kikumi Tsuda, Fumihiro Takahashi, Joseph Palumbo
Study MCI186-19 investigated the safety and efficacy of edaravone in the treatment of ALS. The 24-week, double-blind period was followed by a 24-week, open-label, active extension period. Patients originally receiving edaravone continued edaravone (E-E group, n = 65), and patients originally receiving placebo switched to edaravone (P-E group, n = 58). Because no statistical tests had been prospectively planned in the open-label period, we performed post-hoc analyses to assist in the interpretation of efficacy data...
October 2017: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872914/post-hoc-analysis-of-mci186-17-the-extension-study-to-mci186-16-the-confirmatory-double-blind-parallel-group-placebo-controlled-study-of-edaravone-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
#10
Fumihiro Takahashi, Koji Takei, Kikumi Tsuda, Joseph Palumbo
In the 24-week double-blind study of edaravone in ALS (MCI186-16), edaravone did not show a statistically significant difference versus placebo for the primary efficacy endpoint. For post-hoc analyses, two subpopulations were identified in which edaravone might be expected to show efficacy: the efficacy-expected subpopulation (EESP), defined by scores of ≥2 points on all 12 items of the ALS Functional Rating Scale-Revised (ALSFRS-R) and a percent predicted forced vital capacity (%FVC) ≥80% at baseline; and the definite/probable EESP 2 years (dpEESP2y) subpopulation which, in addition to EESP criteria, had definite or probable ALS diagnosed by El Escorial revised criteria, and disease duration of ≤2 years...
October 2017: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872913/post-hoc-analysis-of-randomised-placebo-controlled-double-blind-study-mci186-19-of-edaravone-mci-186-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Koji Takei, Fumihiro Takahashi, Shawn Liu, Kikumi Tsuda, Joseph Palumbo
Post-hoc analyses of the ALS Functional Rating Scale-Revised (ALSFRS-R) score data, the primary endpoint in the 24-week double-blind placebo-controlled study of edaravone (MCI186-19, NCT01492686), were performed to confirm statistical robustness of the result. The previously reported original analysis had used a last observation carried forward (LOCF) method and also excluded patients with fewer than three completed treatment cycles. The post-hoc sensitivity analyses used different statistical methods as follows: 1) including all patients regardless of treatment cycles received (ALL LOCF); 2) a mixed model for repeated measurements (MMRM) analysis; and 3) the Combined Assessment of Function and Survival (CAFS) endpoint...
October 2017: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872912/an-assessment-of-treatment-guidelines-clinical-practices-demographics-and-progression-of-disease-among-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-in-japan-the-united-states-and-europe
#12
Koji Takei, Kikumi Tsuda, Fumihiro Takahashi, Manabu Hirai, Joseph Palumbo
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing clinical research focus on neuroprotective agents in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). However, it is unclear how generalisable clinical study trial results are between different countries and regions. OBJECTIVE: To assess similarities and differences in clinical practice and treatment guidelines for ALS, and also to compare the demographics and rate of progression of disease in patients with ALS enrolled in clinical trials in Japan, the US, and Europe...
October 2017: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872908/pharmacokinetic-profile-of-edaravone-a-comparison-between-japanese-and-caucasian-populations
#13
Yoshinobu Nakamaru, Shuji Kinoshita, Atsuhiro Kawaguchi, Koji Takei, Joseph Palumbo, Masayuki Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) affects persons of all races, and there continues to be a need for effective therapies to treat the disease. OBJECTIVE: To compare the pharmacokinetics (PK) of edaravone between Japanese and Caucasian populations. METHODS: Data from five PK studies among Japanese and Caucasian healthy volunteers were pooled and evaluated. In population PK (PPK) modelling, compartment models and other models with linear elimination were evaluated for appropriateness...
October 2017: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872907/edaravone-and-its-clinical-development-for-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
#14
Koji Takei, Kazutoshi Watanabe, Satoshi Yuki, Makoto Akimoto, Takeshi Sakata, Joseph Palumbo
The etiology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is unknown. Oxidative stress may be one of the major mechanisms involved. In vitro and in vivo data of edaravone suggest that it may possess broad free radical scavenging activity and protect neurons, glia, and vascular endothelial cells against oxidative stress. During the 1980s and 1990s, edaravone was developed for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. In 2001, a clinical program in ALS was initiated and five clinical studies were conducted in Japan. Phase III studies were designed to rapidly evaluate (within a 24-week double-blind study window) functional changes using the Revised ALS Functional Rating Scale (ALSFRS-R) as a primary endpoint...
October 2017: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853209/inferior-vena-cava-atresia-predisposing-to-acute-lower-extremity-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-children-a-descriptive-dual-center-study
#15
Cristina Tarango, Riten Kumar, Manish Patel, Anne Blackmore, Patrick Warren, Joseph S Palumbo
PURPOSE: Thrombosis in the healthy pediatric population is a rare occurrence. Little is known about the optimal treatment or outcomes of children with unprovoked acute lower extremity (LE) deep vein thrombosis (DVT) associated with atresia of the inferior vena cava (IVC). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the records of patients with acute LE DVT subsequently found to have IVC atresia who presented to two tertiary pediatric institutions between 2008 and 2016...
August 29, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842474/fhit-interaction-with-ferredoxin-reductase-triggers-generation-of-reactive-oxygen-species-and-apoptosis-of-cancer-cells
#16
Francesco Trapasso, Flavia Pichiorri, Marco Gaspari, Tiziana Palumbo, Rami I Aqeilan, Eugenio Gaudio, Hiroshi Okumura, Rodolfo Iuliano, Giampiero Di Leva, Muller Fabbri, David E Birk, Cinzia Raso, Kari Green-Church, Luigi G Spagnoli, Salvatore Venuta, Kay Huebner, Carlo M Croce
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 25, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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
#17
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
#18
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
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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
#20
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
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