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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224621/laboratory-assessment-of-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss-a-case-control-study
#1
Tommaso Fasano, Thelma A Pertinhez, Lorenzo Tribi, Daniela Lasagni, Annalisa Pilia, Luigi Vecchia, Roberto Baricchi, Giovanni Bianchin
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL) is an otologic emergency that affects five to 30 subjects per 100,000/year. The cause of SSHL remains unknown or uncertain in 70% to 90% of cases, and treatment decisions are usually made without knowing the etiology. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case-control study. METHODS: One hundred thirty-one idiopathic SSHL patients were recruited from January 2014 to June 2015 in concordance with the Statements of Clinical Practice Guideline and divided into groups according to the disease severity...
February 22, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219968/celiac-disease-gut-brain-axis-and-behavior-cause-consequence-or-merely-epiphenomenon
#2
Alessio Fasano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 20, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186331/adult-motor-phenotype-differentiates-dravet-syndrome-from-lennox-gastaut-syndrome-and-links-scn1a-to-early-onset-parkinsonian-features
#3
Danah Aljaafari, Alfonso Fasano, Fábio A Nascimento, Anthony E Lang, Danielle M Andrade
Distinguishing adult patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome from those with Dravet syndrome is challenging. We have previously reported that patients with Dravet syndrome present a very peculiar motor phenotype. Here we sought to confirm that this association was not linked to the chronic use of antiepileptic drugs or the many lifetime seizures. To this aim, we studied 14 adult patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and 14 adults with Dravet syndrome because both conditions share similar seizure severity. We found that antecollis and parkinsonian gait were significantly more common in the Dravet group, thus suggesting that these features are part of the Dravet syndrome adult phenotype...
February 10, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185829/a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-for-severity-predictors-in-children-with-sickle-cell-anemia
#4
Emily Riehm Meier, Ross M Fasano, Paul R Levett
All patients with HbSS (SCA) share the same genetic mutation but the clinical phenotype is variable and difficult to predict early in life. A reliable severity predictor would be invaluable toward directing therapeutic decisions in those patients at highest risk of SCA complications. A search of PubMed, Cochrane Clinical Trials Register, and Scopus was performed to determine which SCA severity predictors have been validated in pediatric patients. The full text of 94 of the 590 references identified was reviewed based on the title/abstract...
February 2, 2017: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179096/long-term-efficacy-and-safety-of-switching-from-lamivudine-adefovir-to-tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate-in-virologically-suppressed-patients
#5
Massimo Fasano, Paolo Maggi, Armando Leone, Anna Volpe, Jose Ramon Fiore, Gioacchino Angarano, Teresa Antonia Santantonio
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) is recommended as first-line monotherapy for nucleos(t)ide (NA)-naïve chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients and as a second-line rescue therapy for NA-experienced patients with a previous treatment failure. However, data regarding the efficacy of TDF monotherapy in patients with lamivudine resistance (LAM-R) successfully treated with LAM+adefovir (ADV) are limited. Herein, the efficacy and safety of switching from LAM+ADV to TDF monotherapy in clinical practice have been evaluated...
January 16, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163136/safety-and-effectiveness-of-a-12-week-course-of-sofosbuvir-and-simeprevir%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-ribavirin-in-hcv-infected-patients-with-or-without-hiv-infection-a-multicentre-observational-study
#6
Giuseppe Bruno, Annalisa Saracino, Claudia Fabrizio, Luigia Scudeller, Eugenio Milano, Raffaele Dell'Acqua, Nicoletta Ladisa, Massimo Fasano, Salvatore Minniti, Giovanni Buccoliero, Alessandra Tartaglia, Adele Giammario, Michele Milella, Gioacchino Angarano
The combination of sofosbuvir and simeprevir ± ribavirin (SOF + SMV ± RBV) for hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment has been associated with high rates of sustained virological response (SVR). Few data are available regarding this regimen in HIV/HCV co-infected patients. This study evaluated the effectiveness and safety of a 12-week course of SOF + SMV ± RBV in a cohort of HCV monoinfected and HIV/HCV co-infected individuals. HCV-infected patients, with or without HIV infection, receiving a 12-week course of SOF + SMV ± RBV in four Italian centres from February to October 2015, were included in this retrospective observational study...
February 2, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159311/intestinal-barrier-maturation-in-very-low-birthweight-infants-relationship-to-feeding-and-antibiotic-exposure
#7
Bushra Saleem, Adora C Okogbule-Wonodi, Alessio Fasano, Laurence S Magder, Jacques Ravel, Shiv Kapoor, Rose M Viscardi
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that feeding and antibiotic exposures affect intestinal barrier maturation in preterm infants, we serially measured intestinal permeability (IP) biomarkers in infants <33 weeks gestation (gestational age [GA]) during the first 2 weeks of life. STUDY DESIGN: Eligible infants <33 weeks GA were enrolled within 4 days of birth in a prospective study of IP biomarkers (NCT01756040). Study participants received the nonmetabolized sugars lactulose/rhamnose enterally on study days 1, 8, and 15 and lactulose/rhamnose were measured in urine by high-performance liquid chromatography...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156625/clinical-and-health-care-setting-of-patients-admitted-at-pain-control-center-hospice-of-solofra-a-feasibility-model-of-end-of-life-care-in-the-avellino-province-of-italy
#8
Carmela Fasano, Luisa M Rizzo, A M Strollo, Elena De Vinco, Vincenzo Landolfi, Elena Altieri, Mario Nicola Vittorio Ferrante, Sergio Canzanella, Giuseppe Servillo, Lucia Genua, Maddalena Zampi, Gaetano D'Onofrio
: 59 Background: The Pain Control Center Hospice of Solofra (Italy) is managed with a mixed public / private, the first experience in the Campania region.We have evaluated the treatment procedures and the clinical outcome to make a comparison by between 123 evaluable patients in palliative care in 2015 and 232 evaluable patients in the biennium 2012-2014. METHODS: The following characteristics: patient gender, mean hospitalization time, differentiation between cancer and non cancer patients, medical weapon use, venous access type, enteral and parenteral feeding, pain killer use,Karnofsky scale...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122648/microbiota-transfer-therapy-alters-gut-ecosystem-and-improves-gastrointestinal-and-autism-symptoms-an-open-label-study
#9
Dae-Wook Kang, James B Adams, Ann C Gregory, Thomas Borody, Lauren Chittick, Alessio Fasano, Alexander Khoruts, Elizabeth Geis, Juan Maldonado, Sharon McDonough-Means, Elena L Pollard, Simon Roux, Michael J Sadowsky, Karen Schwarzberg Lipson, Matthew B Sullivan, J Gregory Caporaso, Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown
BACKGROUND: Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are complex neurobiological disorders that impair social interactions and communication and lead to restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior, interests, and activities. The causes of these disorders remain poorly understood, but gut microbiota, the 10(13) bacteria in the human intestines, have been implicated because children with ASD often suffer gastrointestinal (GI) problems that correlate with ASD severity. Several previous studies have reported abnormal gut bacteria in children with ASD...
January 23, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116753/essential-pitfalls-in-essential-tremor
#10
REVIEW
Alberto J Espay, Anthony E Lang, Roberto Erro, Aristide Merola, Alfonso Fasano, Alfredo Berardelli, Kailash P Bhatia
Although essential tremor has been considered the most common movement disorder, it has largely remained a diagnosis of exclusion: many tremor and nontremor features must be absent for the clinical diagnosis to stand. The clinical features of "essential tremor" overlap with or may be part of other tremor disorders and, not surprisingly, this prevalent familial disorder has remained without a gene identified, without a consistent natural history, and without an acceptable pathology or pathophysiologic underpinning...
January 24, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112686/value-of-iga-ttg-in-predicting-mucosal-recovery-in-children-with-celiac-disease-on-a-gluten-free-diet
#11
Maureen M Leonard, Dascha C Weir, Maya DeGroote, Paul D Mitchell, Prashant Singh, Jocelyn A Silvester, Alan M Leichtner, Alessio Fasano
OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to determine the rate of mucosal recovery in pediatric patients with celiac disease on a gluten-free diet. We also sought to determine whether immunoglobulin A tissue transglutaminase (tTG) correlates with mucosal damage at the time of a repeat endoscopy with duodenal biopsy in these patients. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of 103 pediatric patients, younger than 21 years, with a diagnosis of celiac disease defined as Marsh 3 histology, and who underwent a repeat endoscopy with duodenal biopsy at least 12 months after initiating a gluten-free diet...
February 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105159/small-bowel-metastasis-from-pancreatic-cancer-in-a-long-term-survival-patient-with-synchronous-advanced-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Morena Fasano, Carminia Maria Della Corte, Giovanni Vicidomini, Valerio Scotti, Pier Francesco Rambaldi, Alfonso Fiorelli, Marina Accardo, Ferdinando De Vita, Mario Santini, Fortunato Ciardiello, Floriana Morgillo
Diffuse malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive tumor that originates from the surface of the pleura. Approximately 70% of cases are associated with chronic asbestos exposure. MPM is regarded as an incurable disease, with a median survival of ~2 years following intensive multimodality treatment. Pancreatic cancer is a malignancy also associated with a poor prognosis, with only 2% of patients surviving for 5 years. The majority of patients with pancreatic cancer are diagnosed with an advanced stage of disease and experience a poor response to therapy...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076984/percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-body-weight-loss-and-survival-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-population-based-registry-study
#13
Antonio Fasano, Nicola Fini, Diana Ferraro, Laura Ferri, Marco Vinceti, Jessica Mandrioli
OBJECTIVE: To assess the role of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) insertion, and its timing, on ALS survival, and to study prognostic factors of survival before and after PEG placement in a population-based setting. METHODS: In this observational population-based, registry study, we enrolled patients with newly- diagnosed ALS, according to the El Escorial revised criteria, who were resident in the Emilia Romagna Region, and who developed severe dysphagia needing enteral nutritional support...
January 11, 2017: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069576/dysbiosis-and-zonulin-upregulation-alter-gut-epithelial-and-vascular-barriers-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis
#14
Francesco Ciccia, Giuliana Guggino, Aroldo Rizzo, Riccardo Alessandro, Michele Maria Luchetti, Simon Milling, Laura Saieva, Heleen Cypers, Tommaso Stampone, Paola Di Benedetto, Armando Gabrielli, Alessio Fasano, Dirk Elewaut, Giovanni Triolo
BACKGROUND: Dysbiosis has been recently demonstrated in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) but its implications in the modulation of intestinal immune responses have never been studied. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of ileal bacteria in modulating local and systemic immune responses in AS. METHODS: Ileal biopsies were obtained from 50 HLA-B27(+) patients with AS and 20 normal subjects. Silver stain was used to visualise bacteria. Ileal expression of tight and adherens junction proteins was investigated by TaqMan real-time (RT)-PCR and immunohistochemistry...
January 9, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068393/facial-emotion-recognition-and-expression-in-parkinson-s-disease-an-emotional-mirror-mechanism
#15
Lucia Ricciardi, Federica Visco-Comandini, Roberto Erro, Francesca Morgante, Matteo Bologna, Alfonso Fasano, Diego Ricciardi, Mark J Edwards, James Kilner
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Parkinson's disease (PD) patients have impairment of facial expressivity (hypomimia) and difficulties in interpreting the emotional facial expressions produced by others, especially for aversive emotions. We aimed to evaluate the ability to produce facial emotional expressions and to recognize facial emotional expressions produced by others in a group of PD patients and a group of healthy participants in order to explore the relationship between these two abilities and any differences between the two groups of participants...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034662/the-perspective-of-celiac-disease-patients-on-emerging-treatment-options-and-non-celiac-gluten-sensitivity
#16
Thomas Greuter, Sandra Schmidlin, Jaqueline Lattmann, Matthias Stotz, Romina Lehmann, Jonas Zeitz, Michael Scharl, Benjamin Misselwitz, Daniel Pohl, Michael Fried, Radu Tutuian, Alessio Fasano, Alain M Schoepfer, Gerhard Rogler, Luc Biedermann, Stephan R Vavricka
BACKGROUND: Non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) and emerging treatment options are hot topics in the celiac disease (CeD) scientific literature. However, very little is known about the perspective on these issues of CeD patients. METHODS: We performed a large patient survey among unselected CeD patients in Switzerland. RESULTS: A total of 1689 patients were analyzed. 57.5% have previously heard of NCGS. 64.5% believe in the existence of this entity...
December 7, 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009063/lesions-causing-freezing-of-gait-localize-to-a-cerebellar-functional-network
#17
Alfonso Fasano, Simon E Laganiere, Susy Lam, Michael D Fox
OBJECTIVE: Freezing of gait is a disabling symptom in Parkinson disease and related disorders, but the brain regions involved in symptom generation remain unclear. Here we analyze brain lesions causing acute onset freezing of gait to identify regions causally involved in symptom generation. METHODS: Fourteen cases of lesion-induced freezing of gait were identified from the literature, and lesions were mapped to a common brain atlas. Because lesion-induced symptoms can come from sites connected to the lesion location, not just the lesion location itself, we also identified brain regions functionally connected to each lesion location...
January 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004533/new-olfactometric-findings-in-parkinson-s-disease
#18
G C Passali, F Bove, L Vargiu, A R Bentivoglio, R Anzivino, E De Corso, J Galli, M Rigante, M Pandolfini, B Sergi, M Giuliani, F Cianfrone, G Paludetti, A Fasano
OBJECTIVES: To investigate in Parkinson's disease-affected patients a correlation between hyposmia and gastrointestinal dysfunction and their possible identical etiopathogenesis. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: ENT and neurology departments (Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy). PARTICIPANTS: A total of 78 patients with diagnosis of PD according to the UK Brain Bank criteria. INCLUSION CRITERIA: informed consent and olfactory testing executed; exclusion criteria: signs of dementia according to the DSM-IV criteria; Mini Mental State Examination score ≤26; head trauma; central neurological disorders, nasal or systemic diseases potentially affecting olfactory function...
December 22, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003208/gut-permeability-obesity-and-metabolic-disorders-who-is-the-chicken-and-who-is-the-egg
#19
Alessio Fasano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999318/differential-gnss-and-vision-based-tracking-to-improve-navigation-performance-in-cooperative-multi-uav-systems
#20
Amedeo Rodi Vetrella, Giancarmine Fasano, Domenico Accardo, Antonio Moccia
Autonomous navigation of micro-UAVs is typically based on the integration of low cost Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers and Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)-based inertial and magnetic sensors to stabilize and control the flight. The resulting navigation performance in terms of position and attitude accuracy may not suffice for other mission needs, such as the ones relevant to fine sensor pointing. In this framework, this paper presents a cooperative UAV navigation algorithm that allows a chief vehicle, equipped with inertial and magnetic sensors, a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver, and a vision system, to improve its navigation performance (in real time or in the post processing phase) exploiting formation flying deputy vehicles equipped with GPS receivers...
December 17, 2016: Sensors
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