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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739722/italian-multicenter-study-on-accuracy-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-assessing-bone-marrow-involvement-in-pediatric-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Angelina Cistaro, Laura Cassalia, Cinzia Ferrara, Natale Quartuccio, Laura Evangelista, Maurizio Bianchi, Franca Fagioli, Gianni Bisi, Sergio Baldari, Alessandro Zanella, Marta Pillon, Pietro Zucchetta, Marta Burei, Alessandra Sala, Luca Guerra, Priscilla Guglielmo, Roberta Burnelli, Stefano Panareo, Federica Scalorbi, Ilaria Rambaldi, Arnoldo Piccardo, Alberto Garaventa, Demetrio Familiari, Maria Concetta Fornito, Egesta Lopci, Maurizio Mascarin, Corinna Altini, Cristina Ferrari, Teresa Perillo, Nicola Santoro, Eugenio Borsatti, Giuseppe Rubini
INTRODUCTION: The present study investigated the utility of fluorine-18 (18 F) fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose (18 F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in assessing bone marrow involvement (BMI) compared with bone marrow biopsy (BMB) in newly diagnosed pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 224 pediatric patients with HL underwent 18 F-FDG PET/CT at staging. BMB or follow-up imaging was used as the standard of reference for the evaluation of BMI...
April 14, 2018: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29517106/vandetanib-has-antineoplastic-activity-in-anaplastic-thyroid-cancer-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Silvia Martina Ferrari, Guido Bocci, Teresa Di Desidero, Ilaria Ruffilli, Giusy Elia, Francesca Ragusa, Anna Fioravanti, Paola Orlandi, Sabrina Rosaria Paparo, Armando Patrizio, Simona Piaggi, Concettina La Motta, Salvatore Ulisse, Enke Baldini, Gabriele Materazzi, Paolo Miccoli, Alessandro Antonelli, Poupak Fallahi
The antitumor activity of vandetanib [a multiple signal transduction inhibitor including the RET tyrosine kinase, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptor (VEGFR), ERK and with antiangiogenic activity], in primary anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) cells, in the human cell line 8305C [undifferentiated thyroid cancer (TC)] and in an ATC‑cell line (AF), was investigated in the present study. Vandetanib (1 and 100 nM; 1, 10, 25 and 50 µM) was tested by WST‑1, apoptosis, migration and invasion assays: in primary ATC cells, in the 8305C continuous cell line, and in AF cells; and in 8305C cells in CD nu/nu mice...
May 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29517103/lenvatinib-exhibits-antineoplastic-activity-in-anaplastic-thyroid-cancer-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Silvia Martina Ferrari, Guido Bocci, Teresa Di Desidero, Giusy Elia, Ilaria Ruffilli, Francesca Ragusa, Paola Orlandi, Sabrina Rosaria Paparo, Armando Patrizio, Simona Piaggi, Concettina La Motta, Salvatore Ulisse, Enke Baldini, Gabriele Materazzi, Paolo Miccoli, Alessandro Antonelli, Poupak Fallahi
Lenvatinib is an oral, multitargeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) of VEGFR1-VEGFR3, FGFR1-FGFR4, PDGFRα, RET and v-kit Hardy-Zuckerman 4 feline sarcoma viral oncogene homolog (KIT) signaling networks involved in tumor angiogenesis. We have evaluated the antitumor activity of lenvatinib in primary anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) cells, in the human cell line 8305C (undifferentiated thyroid cancer) and in an ATC-cell line (AF). The AF cell line was obtained from the primary ATC cultures and was the one that grew over 50 passages...
May 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29507338/myocardial-effective-transverse-relaxation-time-t-2-is-elevated-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-a-7-0-t-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
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Till Huelnhagen, Min-Chi Ku, Henning Matthias Reimann, Teresa Serradas Duarte, Andreas Pohlmann, Bert Flemming, Erdmann Seeliger, Christina Eichhorn, Victor A Ferrari, Marcel Prothmann, Jeanette Schulz-Menger, Thoralf Niendorf
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common genetic disease of the myocardium and bares the risk of progression to heart failure or sudden cardiac death. Identifying patients at risk remains an unmet need. Recognizing the dependence of microscopic susceptibility on tissue microstructure and on cardiac macromorphology we hypothesized that myocardial T2 * might be altered in HCM patients compared to healthy controls. To test this hypothesis, myocardial T2 * -mapping was conducted at 7.0 Tesla to enhance T2 * -contrast...
March 5, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412430/neonatal-sepsis-mortality-in-a-municipality-in-southern-brazil-2000-to-2013
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Jakeline Barbara Alves, Flávia Lopes Gabani, Rosângela Aparecida Pimenta Ferrari, Mauren Teresa Grubisich Mendes Tacla, Arnildo Linck Júnior
OBJECTIVE: To describe the neonatal mortality coefficient attributed to sepsis and other causes, and to report the maternal, neonatal and death characteristics of newborn infants that died in the city of Londrina, Paraná, in Southern Brazil. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study with a time series analysis. Neonatal deaths that contained neonatal sepsis records in any field of the death certificate between the years 2000 and 2013 were studied. The years were grouped into biennia, and cause specific neonatal mortality coefficient was calculated, according to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision...
January 15, 2018: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382606/outcomes-of-infective-endocarditis-in-the-current-era-early-predictors-of-a-poor-prognosis
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Maria Carmo Pereira Nunes, Milton Henriques Guimarães-Júnior, Pedro Henrique Oliveira Murta Pinto, Rodrigo Matos Pinto Coelho, Thais Lins Souza Barros, Nicole de Paula Aarão Faleiro Maia, Dayane Amaral Madureira, Rodrigo Citton Padilha Reis, Paulo Henrique Nogueira Costa, Renato Bráulio, Cláudio Léo Gelape, Teresa Cristina Abreu Ferrari
BACKGROUND: The early identification of patients at risk of complications of infective endocarditis (IE) using parameters obtained as part of routine practice is essential for guiding clinical decision-making. This study aimed to identify a parameter at hospital admission that predicts the outcome, adding value to other well-known factors of a poor prognosis in IE. METHODS: Two hundred and three patients with IE were included in this study. Clinical evaluation, echocardiography, blood cultures, and routine laboratory tests were performed at hospital admission...
March 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350487/pediatric-patients-with-cutaneous-melanoma-a-european-study
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Ines B Brecht, Angela De Paoli, Gianni Bisogno, Daniel Orbach, Dominik T Schneider, Ulrike Leiter, Sonja Offenmueller, Giovanni Cecchetto, Jan Godzinski, Ewa Bien, Teresa Stachowicz-Stencel, Tal Ben-Ami, Stefano Chiaravalli, Andrea Maurichi, Gian Luca De Salvo, Silvia Sorbara, Christine Bodemer, Claus Garbe, Yves Reguerre, Andrea Ferrari
INTRODUCTION: Cutaneous melanoma is rare in childhood and published studies have mainly been retrospective single-institution series or small case series. Given the absence of clinical protocols dedicated to pediatric melanoma, the treatment approach is generally extrapolated from the ones applied to adults. METHODS: Coordinated by the European Cooperative Study Group for Pediatric Rare Tumors (EXPeRT), this study collected patients prospectively registered between 2002 and 2012 under national cooperative projects dedicated to rare pediatric tumors in Italy, Poland, Germany, and France...
January 19, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340095/tumoral-immune-infiltrate-if-pd-l1-expression-and-role-of-cd8-tia-1-lymphocytes-in-localized-osteosarcoma-patients-treated-within-protocol-isg-os1
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Emanuela Palmerini, Claudio Agostinelli, Piero Picci, Stefano Pileri, Teresa Marafioti, Pier-Luigi Lollini, Katia Scotlandi, Alessandra Longhi, Maria Serena Benassi, Stefano Ferrari
Background: We hypothesized that immune-infiltrates were associated with superior survival, and examined a primary osteosarcoma tissue microarrays (TMAs) to test this hypothesis. Methods: 129 patients (pts) with localized osteosarcoma treated within protocol ISG-OS1 were included in the study. Clinical characteristics, expression of CD8, CD3, FOXP3, CD20, CD68/CD163 (tumor associated macrophage, TAM), Tia-1 (cytotoxic T cell), CD303 (plasmacytoid dendritic cells: pDC), Arginase-1 (myeloid derived suppressor cells: MDSC), PD-1 on immune-cells (IC), and PD-L1 on tumoral cells (TC) and IC were analysed and correlated with outcome...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298340/the-association-between-a-body-shape-index-and-cardiovascular-risk-in-overweight-and-obese-children-and-adolescents
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Chiara Mameli, Nir Y Krakauer, Jesse C Krakauer, Alessandra Bosetti, Chiara Matilde Ferrari, Norma Moiana, Laura Schneider, Barbara Borsani, Teresa Genoni, Gianvincenzo Zuccotti
A Body Shape Index (ABSI) and normalized hip circumference (Hip Index, HI) have been recently shown to be strong risk factors for mortality and for cardiovascular disease in adults. We conducted an observational cross-sectional study to evaluate the relationship between ABSI, HI and cardiometabolic risk factors and obesity-related comorbidities in overweight and obese children and adolescents aged 2-18 years. We performed multivariate linear and logistic regression analyses with BMI, ABSI, and HI age and sex normalized z scores as predictors to examine the association with cardiometabolic risk markers (systolic and diastolic blood pressure, fasting glucose and insulin, total cholesterol and its components, transaminases, fat mass % detected by bioelectrical impedance analysis) and obesity-related conditions (including hepatic steatosis and metabolic syndrome)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279175/mr-elastography-is-effective-for-the-non-invasive-evaluation-of-fibrosis-and-necroinflammatory-activity-in-patients-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Luciana Costa-Silva, Silvia Marinho Ferolla, Agnaldo Soares Lima, Paula Vieira Teixeira Vidigal, Teresa Cristina de Abreu Ferrari
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the performance of magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) in diagnosing and staging hepatic fibrosis in patients with histologically confirmed nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and in distinguishing simple steatosis from nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). METHODS: Ninety subjects (49 NAFLD patients and 41 healthy volunteers) were prospectively enrolled. Liver stiffness measured by MRE was correlated with the grade of fibrosis and/or inflammation determined by liver biopsy...
January 2018: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219632/budd-chiari-syndrome-associated-with-al-amyloidosis-a-coagulation-paradox
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Guilherme Grossi Lopes Cançado, Luciana Costa Faria, Fernanda Maria Farage Osório, Paula Vieira Teixeira Vidigal, Cláudia Alves Couto, Teresa Cristina de Abreu Ferrari
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 8, 2017: Amyloid: the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969901/rule-reactivation-and-capture-errors-in-goal-directed-behaviour
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María Roca, Milagros García, María Juliana Torres Ardila, María Luz González Gadea, Teresa Torralva, Jesica Ferrari, Agustín Ibáñez, Facundo Manes, John Duncan
In everyday life people may act automatically, following "unwanted" lines of action which are triggered by contextual cues and may interfere with current goals. Such occurrences are known as "capture errors" in reference to errors that occur when a more salient behaviour takes place when a similar, but less salient, action was intended. Clinical neuropsychological studies suggest that reactivation of previous rules may play an important role in behavioural interference, but such reactivation has been little studied in normal subjects and simple experimental tasks...
September 10, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964784/synergistic-efficacy-of-irinotecan-and-sunitinib-combination-in-preclinical-models-of-anaplastic-thyroid-cancer
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Teresa Di Desidero, Alessandro Antonelli, Paola Orlandi, Silvia Martina Ferrari, Anna Fioravanti, Greta Alì, Gabriella Fontanini, Fulvio Basolo, Giulio Francia, Guido Bocci
The identification of new therapeutic strategies is urgently needed for the management of patients affected by anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) due to their short survival and poor prognosis. Aim of the study was to determine the activity of the combination irinotecan/sunitinib on ATC cell growth in vitro and the antitumor effects in vivo. Proliferation assays were performed for 72 h on ATC cell lines exposed to the combination of SN-38, the active metabolite of irinotecan, and sunitinib. The simultaneous combination of sunitinib and SN-38, quantified by the combination index, determined a high synergism on ATC cells, increasing the intracellular concentrations of SN-38...
December 28, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941702/young-bamboo-culm-potential-food-as-source-of-fiber-and-starch
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Mária Herminia Ferrari Felisberto, Patricia Satie Endo Miyake, Antonio Ludovico Beraldo, Maria Teresa Pedrosa Silva Clerici
With the objective of widening the use of bamboo in the food industry, the present work aimed to produce and characterize the young bamboo culm flours from varieties Dendrocalamus asper, Bambusa tuldoides and Bambusa vulgaris as potential sources of fiber and starch. The young culms were collected, cut in three sections (bottom, middle, top), processed into flour, and they were physically, chemically and technologically analyzed. The data were obtained in triplicate and evaluated by means of average differences, using analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Scott-Knott test (p<0...
November 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900662/erratum-to-tubulin-related-cerebellar-dysplasia-definition-of-a-distinct-pattern-of-cerebellar-malformation
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Romina Romaniello, Filippo Arrigoni, Elena Panzeri, Andrea Poretti, Alessia Micalizzi, Andrea Citterio, Maria Francesca Bedeschi, Angela Berardinelli, Raffaella Cusmai, Stefano D'Arrigo, Alessandro Ferraris, Annette Hackenberg, Alma Kuechler, Margherita Mancardi, Sara Nuovo, Barbara Oehl-Jaschkowitz, Andrea Rossi, Sabrina Signorini, Frank Tüttelmann, Dagmar Wahl, Ute Hehr, Eugen Boltshauser, Maria Teresa Bassi, Enza Maria Valente, Renato Borgatti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851564/x-linked-parkinsonism-with-intellectual-disability-caused-by-novel-mutations-and-somatic-mosaicism-in-rab39b-gene
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Andrea Ciammola, Paola Carrera, Alessio Di Fonzo, Jenny Sassone, Roberta Villa, Barbara Poletti, Maurizio Ferrari, Floriano Girotti, Edoardo Monfrini, Gabriele Buongarzone, Vincenzo Silani, Claudia Maria Cinnante, Maria Lidia Mignogna, Patrizia D'Adamo, Maria Teresa Bonati
BACKGROUND: RAB39B pathogenic variants cause X-linked Parkinsonism associated with Intellectual Disability, known as Waisman syndrome, a very rare disorder that has been mainly identified through exome sequencing in large Parkinson's disease cohorts. In this study we searched for pathogenic variants in RAB39B in two Italian families affected by X-linked early-onset Parkinsonism and Intellectual Disability. METHODS: Three patients received neurological evaluation and underwent RAB39B sequencing...
November 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741307/modeling-cost-effectiveness-and-health-gains-of-a-universal-versus-prioritized-hepatitis-c-virus-treatment-policy-in-a-real-life-cohort
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Loreta A Kondili, Federica Romano, Francesca Romana Rolli, Matteo Ruggeri, Stefano Rosato, Maurizia Rossana Brunetto, Anna Linda Zignego, Alessia Ciancio, Alfredo Di Leo, Giovanni Raimondo, Carlo Ferrari, Gloria Taliani, Guglielmo Borgia, Teresa Antonia Santantonio, Pierluigi Blanc, Giovanni Battista Gaeta, Antonio Gasbarrini, Luchino Chessa, Elke Maria Erne, Erica Villa, Donatella Ieluzzi, Francesco Paolo Russo, Pietro Andreone, Maria Vinci, Carmine Coppola, Liliana Chemello, Salvatore Madonia, Gabriella Verucchi, Marcello Persico, Massimo Zuin, Massimo Puoti, Alfredo Alberti, Gerardo Nardone, Marco Massari, Giuseppe Montalto, Giuseppe Foti, Maria Grazia Rumi, Maria Giovanna Quaranta, Americo Cicchetti, Antonio Craxì, Stefano Vella
We evaluated the cost-effectiveness of two alternative direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment policies in a real-life cohort of hepatitis C virus-infected patients: policy 1, "universal," treat all patients, regardless of fibrosis stage; policy 2, treat only "prioritized" patients, delay treatment of the remaining patients until reaching stage F3. A liver disease progression Markov model, which used a lifetime horizon and health care system perspective, was applied to the PITER cohort (representative of Italian hepatitis C virus-infected patients in care)...
December 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677066/tubulin-related-cerebellar-dysplasia-definition-of-a-distinct-pattern-of-cerebellar-malformation
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Romina Romaniello, Filippo Arrigoni, Elena Panzeri, Andrea Poretti, Alessia Micalizzi, Andrea Citterio, Maria Francesca Bedeschi, Angela Berardinelli, Raffaella Cusmai, Stefano D'Arrigo, Alessandro Ferraris, Annette Hackenberg, Alma Kuechler, Margherita Mancardi, Sara Nuovo, Barbara Oehl-Jaschkowitz, Andrea Rossi, Sabrina Signorini, Frank Tüttelmann, Dagmar Wahl, Ute Hehr, Eugen Boltshauser, Maria Teresa Bassi, Enza Maria Valente, Renato Borgatti
OBJECTIVE: To determine the neuroimaging pattern of cerebellar dysplasia (CD) and other posterior fossa morphological anomalies associated with mutations in tubulin genes and to perform clinical and genetic correlations. METHODS: Twenty-eight patients harbouring 23 heterozygous pathogenic variants (ten novel) in tubulin genes TUBA1A (n = 10), TUBB2B (n = 8) or TUBB3 (n = 5) were studied by a brain MRI scan performed either on a 1.5 T (n = 10) or 3 T (n = 18) MR scanner with focus on the posterior fossa...
December 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665473/winners-cup-a-national-football-tournament-brings-together-adolescent-patients-with-cancer-from-all-over-italy
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Matteo Silva, Marco Chisari, Stefano Signoroni, Alberto Bassani, Luca Tagliabue, Angelo Ricci, Mirco Daversa, Massimo Achini, Filippo Spreafico, Michele Murelli, Giuseppe Maria Milano, Gianni Bisogno, Luca Coccoli, Massimo Conte, Alberto Garaventa, Paolo Indolfi, Silverio Perrotta, Marco Spinelli, Federico Mercolini, Pietro Soloni, Marta Pierobon, Andrea Di Cataldo, Teresa Perillo, Maurizio Mascarin, Elisa Coassin, Laura Veneroni, Michela Casanova, Maura Massimino, Andrea Ferrari
Società Scientifiche Italiane Insieme per gli Adolescenti con Malattie Onco-ematologiche (SIAMO) is an Italian nationwide scheme that focuses on adolescent patients with cancer. Some of its activities include promoting dedicated local projects at the various oncology centers all over the country and organizing events to improve awareness regarding cancer in adolescence. It is with these aims in mind that it organized the Winners' Cup, a football tournament between Italian adolescents who had (or had had) pediatric cancers...
July 31, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608367/the-rome-transplant-network-model-compared-to-the-italian-bone-marrow-donor-registry-activity-for-unrelated-donor-search-process-and-transplant-efficiency-for-hematologic-malignancy
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Alessandra Picardi, William Arcese, Simona Pollichieni, Fabio Di Piazza, Ilaria Mangione, Anna Maria Gallina, Raffaella Cerretti, Laura Cudillo, Gottardo De Angelis, Andrea Mengarelli, Teresa Dentamaro, Maria Cristina Tirindelli, Anna Chierichini, Antonella Ferrari, Renato Marciano, Marco Andreani, Francesca Bonifazi, Nicoletta Sacchi
BACKGROUND: From 2011 to 2014, a total of 71% of the 3834 patients with hematologic malignancies successfully identified a matched unrelated donor (MUD) through the Italian Bone Marrow Donor Registry (IBMDR), corresponding to a transplant efficiency of 62%. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: From 2006, the Rome Transplant Network (RTN) followed a hierarchical selection strategy for the alternative donor search: first MUD, second cord blood, and third haploidentical donor...
July 2017: Transfusion
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