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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241777/micromelanomas-identified-with-time-lapse-total-body-photography-and-dermoscopy
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Elizabeth D Drugge, Elgida R Volpicelli, Rebecca M Sarac, Sophie R Strang, Dirk M Elston, Rhett J Drugge
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159367/promoting-high-value-practice-by-reducing-unnecessary-transfusions-with-a-patient-blood-management-program
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Divyajot Sadana, Ariella Pratzer, Lauren J Scher, Harry S Saag, Nicole Adler, Frank M Volpicelli, Moises Auron, Steven M Frank
Although blood transfusion is a lifesaving therapy for some patients, transfusion has been named 1 of the top 5 overused procedures in US hospitals. As unnecessary transfusions only increase risk and cost without providing benefit, improving transfusion practice is an effective way of promoting high-value care. Most high-quality clinical trials supporting a restrictive transfusion strategy have been published in the past 5 to 10 years, so the value of a successful patient blood management program has only recently been recognized...
November 20, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078632/uniportal-bilateral-video-assisted-sequential-thoracoscopic-extended-thymectomy
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REVIEW
Francesco Paolo Caronia, Ettore Arrigo, Sebastiano Trovato, Attilio Ignazio Lo Monte, Salvatore Cottone, Francesco Sgalambro, Mario Guglielmo, Antonio Volpicelli, Alfonso Fiorelli
Standard video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery has been reported as a minimally invasive approach alternative to sternotomy for management of myasthenia gravis (MG) associated with thymoma or thymic hyperplasia. Uniportal video-thoracoscopy is an evolution of standard multi-portal video-thoracoscopy for management of several thoracic diseases but its role for resecting mediastinal tumor remains under-evaluated. Herein, we describe our experience with bilateral uniportal thoracoscopic sequential extended thymectomy with case and video illustrations...
2017: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062641/evaluation-of-4-outcomes-measures-in-microtia-treatment-exposures-infections-aesthetics-and-psychosocial-ramifications
#4
Rachel S Mandelbaum, Elizabeth J Volpicelli, Deborah B Martins, Sarah H Park, Emily Dubina, Akira Ishiyama, James P Bradley, Justine C Lee
BACKGROUND: In craniofacial microsomia, microtia and canal atresia pose formidable reconstructive challenges. We review our institutional experience in treating microtia and atresia to identify variables associated with 4 outcomes measures: complications, surgical revisions, aesthetic outcomes, and psychosocial function. METHODS: Craniofacial microsomia patients treated at the University of California Los Angeles Craniofacial Clinic between 2008 and 2014 greater than 13 years of age (n = 68) were reviewed for microtia and atresia treatment and outcomes...
September 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953730/age-related-differences-in-psychosocial-function-of-children-with-craniofacial-anomalies
#5
Elizabeth J Volpicelli, Miles J Pfaff, Kevin Hakimi, James P Bradley, R Christian Solem, Justine C Lee
BACKGROUND: Age is a frequent consideration for surgical timing in pediatric craniofacial surgery for optimal psychosocial development. However, systematic evaluations of the effects of age in children under active treatment have not been thoroughly evaluated. METHODS: Ninety-nine patients (age, 8 to 17 years; 46.5 percent male) from the University of California, Los Angeles, Craniofacial Clinic were prospectively evaluated using the Pediatric Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System to assess anger, anxiety, depression, and quality of peer relationships...
October 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918051/lrrk2-antisense-oligonucleotides-ameliorate-%C3%AE-synuclein-inclusion-formation-in-a-parkinson-s-disease-mouse-model
#6
Hien Tran Zhao, Neena John, Vedad Delic, Karli Ikeda-Lee, Aneeza Kim, Andreas Weihofen, Eric E Swayze, Holly B Kordasiewicz, Andrew B West, Laura A Volpicelli-Daley
No treatments exist to slow or halt Parkinson's disease (PD) progression; however, inhibition of leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) activity represents one of the most promising therapeutic strategies. Genetic ablation and pharmacological LRRK2 inhibition have demonstrated promise in blocking α-synuclein (α-syn) pathology. However, LRRK2 kinase inhibitors may reduce LRRK2 activity in several tissues and induce systemic phenotypes in the kidney and lung that are undesirable. Here, we test whether antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) provide an alternative therapeutic strategy, as they can be restricted to the CNS and provide a stable, long-lasting reduction of protein throughout the brain...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903756/could-the-use-of-bedside-lung-ultrasound-reduce-the-number-of-chest-x-rays-in-the-intensive-care-unit
#7
Etrusca Brogi, Elena Bignami, Anna Sidoti, Mohammed Shawar, Luna Gargani, Luigi Vetrugno, Giovanni Volpicelli, Francesco Forfori
BACKGROUND: Lung ultrasound can be used as an alternative to chest radiography (CXR) for the diagnosis and follow-up of various lung diseases in the intensive care unit (ICU). Our aim was to evaluate the influence that introducing a routine daily use of lung ultrasound in critically ill patients may have on the number of CXRs and as a consequence, on medical costs and radiation exposure. METHODS: Data were collected by conducting a retrospective evaluation of the medical records of adult patients who needed thoracic imaging and were admitted to our academic polyvalent ICU...
September 13, 2017: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899819/information-content-of-dendritic-spines-after-motor-learning
#8
Davide Viggiano, Luisa Speranza, Marianna Crispino, Gian Carlo Bellenchi, Umberto di Porzio, Attilio Iemolo, Elvira De Leonibus, Floriana Volpicelli, Carla Perrone-Capano
Dendritic spines, small protrusions emerging from the dendrites of most excitatory synapses in the mammalian brain, are highly dynamic structures and their shape and number is continuously modulated by memory formation and other adaptive changes of the brain. In this study, using a behavioral paradigm of motor learning, we applied the non-linear analysis of dendritic spines to study spine complexity along dendrites of cortical and subcortical neural systems, such as the basal ganglia, that sustain important motor learning processes...
January 15, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874293/a-plea-for-an-early-ultrasound-clinical-integrated-approach-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure-a-proactive-comment-on-the-esc-guidelines-on-heart-failure-2016
#9
G Tavazzi, A N Neskovic, A Hussain, G Volpicelli, G Via
BACKGROUND: The European Association of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of acute heart failure (AHF) indicate prompt therapy initiation and performance of relevant investigations as paramount. Specifically, echocardiography prior to treatment is advocated only with hemodynamic instability, and the evaluation of clinical signs of peripheral perfusion and congestion is suggested as guidance for early interventions. Given the growing body of evidence on the diagnostic/monitoring capabilities of bedside ultrasound (including focused cardiac ultrasound, comprehensive echocardiography, lung ultrasound), we discuss the potential benefit of an integrated clinical/ultrasound approach at the very early stages of acute heart failure...
October 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817294/heterogeneity-of-nonadherent-buprenorphine-patients-subgroup-characteristics-and-outcomes
#10
Charles Ruetsch, Joseph Tkacz, Vijay R Nadipelli, Brenna L Brady, Naoko Ronquest, Hyong Un, Joseph Volpicelli
OBJECTIVES: To examine patient characteristics and outcomes associated with nonadherence to buprenorphine and to identify specific patterns of nonadherent behavior. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional, retrospective analysis of health claims data. METHODS: Aetna's administrative claims data were used to categorize incident opioid use disorder (OUD) patients based on buprenorphine medication possession ratio (MPR) into adherent (n = 172) and nonadherent (n = 305) groups...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781864/repeated-successful-use-of-eltrombopag-in-chronic-primary-immune-thrombocytopenia-description-of-an-intriguing-case
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Cristina Santoro, Paola Volpicelli, Erminia Baldacci, Grazia Ferrara, Alice Di Rocco, Antonietta Ferretti, Marika Porrazzo, Maria Gabriella Mazzucconi
Thrombopoietin receptor agonists (TPO-RAs) are used as effective alternative treatments in ITP patients unresponsive to first-/second-line therapies. TPO-RAs can also be used to normalize platelet count to safely perform invasive procedures and chemotherapy, in case of malignancies. In few responsive patients, TPO-RAs can be suspended maintaining a sustained response.
August 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738339/lung-ultrasound-b-lines-etiologies-and-evolution-with-age
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LETTER
Giuseppe Francesco Sferrazza Papa, Giulia Michela Pellegrino, Giovanni Volpicelli, Simone Sferrazza Papa, Fabiano Di Marco, Michele Mondoni, Stefano Centanni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631103/transesophageal-echocardiography-in-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-a-comprehensive-intraoperative-monitoring-tool
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REVIEW
Luigi Vetrugno, Federico Barbariol, Umberto Baccarani, Francesco Forfori, Giovanni Volpicelli, Giorgio Della Rocca
Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography is a minimally invasive monitoring tool that can provide real-time visual information on ventricular function and hemodynamic volume status in patients undergoing liver transplantation. The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases states that transesophageal echocardiography should be used in all liver transplant candidates in order to assess chamber sizes, hypertrophy, systolic and diastolic function, valvular function, and left ventricle outflow tract obstruction...
December 2017: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612302/a-simplified-lung-ultrasound-approach-to-detect-increased-extravascular-lung-water-in-critically-ill-patients
#14
Antonio Anile, Jole Russo, Giacomo Castiglione, Giovanni Volpicelli
BACKGROUND: The quantification of B-lines at lung ultrasonography is a valid tool to estimate the extravascular lung water (EVLW) in patients after major cardiac surgery. However, there is still uncertainty about the correlation between B-lines and EVLW in a general population of critically ill. AIM: To evaluate a simplified lung ultrasonographic assessment as a tool to estimate the EVLW in critically ill patients admitted to a polyvalent intensive care unit (ICU)...
December 2017: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607905/understanding-potential-uptake-of-a-proposed-mhealth-program-to-support-caregiver-home-management-of-childhood-illness-in-a-resource-poor-setting-a-qualitative-evaluation
#15
Tirza Areli Calderón, Holly Martin, Kathryn Volpicelli, Rosemary Frasso, Elsa Cecilia Díaz Arroyo, Ernesto Gozzer, Alison M Buttenheim
BACKGROUND: Extensive uptake of mobile phones offers an unprecedented opportunity to improve global healthcare delivery, especially among underserved populations. Mobile health (mHealth) has been increasingly recognized as a promising approach to addressing challenges in global maternal-child health and may play an important role in accelerating progress towards improved outcomes. However, more evidence guiding development of mHealth interventions is needed. The current study explores factors that may support or hinder adoption and use of a proposed mHealth intervention to improve caregiver home management of common childhood illnesses in order to shape program development...
2017: MHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585295/bioinspired-collagen-scaffolds-in-cranial-bone-regeneration-from-bedside-to-bench
#16
REVIEW
Justine C Lee, Elizabeth J Volpicelli
Calvarial defects are common reconstructive dilemmas secondary to a variety of etiologies including traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular disease, oncologic resection, and congenital anomalies. Reconstruction of the calvarium is generally undertaken for the purposes of cerebral protection, contour restoration for psychosocial well-being, and normalization of neurological dysfunction frequently found in patients with massive cranial defects. Current methods for reconstruction using autologous grafts, allogeneic grafts, or alloplastic materials have significant drawbacks that are unique to each material...
September 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576704/%C3%AE-synuclein-fibril-induced-inclusion-spread-in-rats-and-mice-correlates-with-dopaminergic-neurodegeneration
#17
Hisham Abdelmotilib, Tyler Maltbie, Vedad Delic, Zhiyong Liu, Xianzhen Hu, Kyle B Fraser, Mark S Moehle, Lindsay Stoyka, Nadia Anabtawi, Valentina Krendelchtchikova, Laura A Volpicelli-Daley, Andrew West
Proteinaceous inclusions in neurons, composed primarily of α-synuclein, define the pathology in several neurodegenerative disorders. Neurons can internalize α-synuclein fibrils that can seed new inclusions from endogenously expressed α-synuclein. The factors contributing to the spread of pathology and subsequent neurodegeneration are not fully understood, and different compositions and concentrations of fibrils have been used in different hosts. Here, we systematically vary the concentration and length of well-characterized α-synuclein fibrils and determine their relative ability to induce inclusions and neurodegeneration in different hosts (primary neurons, C57BL/6J and C3H/HeJ mice, and Sprague Dawley rats)...
September 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540661/diagnostic-accuracy-of-focused-cardiac-and-venous-ultrasound-examinations-in-patients-with-shock-and-suspected-pulmonary-embolism
#18
Peiman Nazerian, Giovanni Volpicelli, Chiara Gigli, Alessandro Lamorte, Stefano Grifoni, Simone Vanni
Evaluating the diagnostic performance of focused cardiac ultrasound (US) alone and combination with venous US in patients with shock and suspected pulmonary embolism (PE). Consecutive adult patients with shock and suspected PE, presenting to two Italian emergency departments, were included. Patients underwent cardiac and venous US at presentation with the aim of detecting right ventricular (RV) dilatation and proximal deep venous thrombosis (DVT). Final diagnosis of PE was based on a second level diagnostic test or autopsy...
May 24, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417478/point-of-care-lung-sonography-an-audit-of-1150-examinations
#19
Giuseppe Francesco Sferrazza Papa, Michele Mondoni, Giovanni Volpicelli, Paolo Carlucci, Fabiano Di Marco, Elena Maria Parazzini, Francesca Reali, Giulia Michela Pellegrino, Paola Fracasso, Simone Sferrazza Papa, Livio Colombo, Stefano Centanni
OBJECTIVES: Point-of-care lung sonography has theoretical usefulness in numerous diseases; however clinical indications and the impact of this technique have not been fully investigated. We aimed to describe the current use of point-of-care lung sonography. METHODS: A 2-year prospective observational study was performed by pulmonologists in an Italian university hospital. Techniques, indications, consequences of lung sonography, and barriers to the examination were analyzed...
August 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271320/the-icm-research-agenda-on-critical-care-ultrasonography
#20
REVIEW
P Mayo, R Arntfield, M Balik, P Kory, G Mathis, G Schmidt, M Slama, G Volpicelli, N Xirouchaki, A McLean, A Vieillard-Baron
PURPOSE: Critical care ultrasonography has utility for the diagnosis and management of critical illness and is in widespread use by frontline intensivists. As there is a need for research to validate and extend its utility, the Editor of Intensive Care Medicine included critical care ultrasonography as a topic in the ICM Research Agenda issue. METHODS: Eleven international experts in the field of critical care ultrasonography contributed to the writing project. With the intention of developing a research agenda for the field, they reviewed best standards of care, new advances in the field, common beliefs that have been contradicted by recent trials, and unanswered questions related to critical care ultrasonography...
March 7, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
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