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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457338/hyperuricemia-and-high-blood-pressure-at-rest-and-during-exercise-guilty-or-innocent-the-jury-is-still-out
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Giuseppe Mulè, Emilio Nardi, Luigi Lattuca, Santina Cottone
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455687/distinct-risk-factors-for-obsessive-and-compulsive-symptoms-in-chronic-schizophrenia
#2
Emilio Fernandez-Egea, Yulia Worbe, Miguel Bernardo, Trevor W Robbins
BACKGROUND: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is common in clozapine-treated patients although the actual prevalence, phenomenology and risk factors remain unclear. The aim of the present study was to address the three aforementioned questions. METHODS: The electronic records of a large cohort of clozapine-medicated schizophrenia patients routinely screened for OCD were used. The Obsessive Compulsive Inventory Revised version (OCI-R) was available from 118 cases and a 21 points cut-off threshold for OCD was defined...
February 19, 2018: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455351/lead-facilitates-foci-formation-in-a-balb-c-3t3-two-step-cell-transformation-model-role-of-ape1-function
#3
Pablo Hernández-Franco, Martín Silva, Rodrigo Franco, Mahara Valverde, Emilio Rojas
Several possible mechanisms have been examined to gain an understanding on the carcinogenic properties of lead, which include among others, mitogenesis, alteration of gene expression, oxidative damage, and inhibition of DNA repair. The aim of the present study was to explore if low concentrations of lead, relevant for human exposure, interfere with Ape1 function, a base excision repair enzyme, and its role in cell transformation in Balb/c-3T3. Lead acetate 5 and 30 μM induced APE1 mRNA and upregulation of protein expression...
February 17, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454001/brain-bioenergetics-in-rats-with-acute-hyperphenylalaninemia
#4
Nádia Weber Dimer, Bruna Klippel Ferreira, Jotele Fontana Agostini, Maria Luiza Gomes, Luiza Wilges Kist, Fernanda Malgarin, Milena Carvalho-Silva, Lara Mezari Gomes, Joyce Rebelo, Marisa Jádna Silva Frederico, Fátima Regina Mena Barreto Silva, Eduardo Pacheco Rico, Mauricio Reis Bogo, Emilio Luiz Streck, Gustavo Costa Ferreira, Patrícia Fernanda Schuck
Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a disorder of phenylalanine (Phe) metabolism caused by deficient phenylalanine hydroxylase activity. The deficiency results in increased levels of Phe and its metabolites in fluids and tissues of patients. PKU patients present neurological signals and symptoms including hypomyelination and intellectual deficit. This study assessed brain bioenergetics at 1 h after acute Phe administration to induce hyperphenylalaninemia (HPA) in rats. Wistar rats were randomized in two groups: HPA animals received a single subcutaneous administration of Phe (5...
February 14, 2018: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453370/a-multitarget-approach-to-drug-discovery-inhibiting-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-pyrg-and-pank
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Laurent R Chiarelli, Giorgia Mori, Beatrice Silvia Orena, Marta Esposito, Thomas Lane, Ana Luisa de Jesus Lopes Ribeiro, Giulia Degiacomi, Júlia Zemanová, Sára Szádocka, Stanislav Huszár, Zuzana Palčeková, Marcello Manfredi, Fabio Gosetti, Joël Lelièvre, Lluis Ballell, Elena Kazakova, Vadim Makarov, Emilio Marengo, Katarina Mikusova, Stewart T Cole, Giovanna Riccardi, Sean Ekins, Maria Rosalia Pasca
Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the etiological agent of the infectious disease tuberculosis, kills approximately 1.5 million people annually, while the spread of multidrug-resistant strains is of great global concern. Thus, continuous efforts to identify new antitubercular drugs as well as novel targets are crucial. Recently, two prodrugs activated by the monooxygenase EthA, 7947882 and 7904688, which target the CTP synthetase PyrG, were identified and characterized. In this work, microbiological, biochemical, and in silico methodologies were used to demonstrate that both prodrugs possess a second target, the pantothenate kinase PanK...
February 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452933/-dronedarone-induced-liver-injury-a-case-report
#6
María Isabel Guzmán Ramos, Teresa Romero García, Esther Márquez Sánchez, Emilio Suárez García, Rubén Martínez Castillo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2018: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452497/no-signal-of-interactions-between-influenza-vaccines-and-drugs-used-for-chronic-diseases-a-case-by-case-analysis-of-the-vaccine-adverse-event-reporting-system-and-vigibase
#7
Carla Carnovale, Emanuel Raschi, Luca Leonardi, Ugo Moretti, Fabrizio De Ponti, Marta Gentili, Marco Pozzi, Emilio Clementi, Elisabetta Poluzzi, Sonia Radice
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of reports indicates that vaccines against influenza may interact with specific drugs via drug metabolism. To date, actual impact of vaccine-drug interactions observed in the real world clinical practice has not been investigated. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: From VAERS and VigiBase, we collected Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFI) reports for individuals receiving vaccines against influenza recorded as suspect and selected cases where predictable toxicity was recorded with oral anticoagulants, antiepileptics and statins (i...
February 16, 2018: Expert Review of Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452240/the-effect-of-non-anti-tnf-targeting-biologics-and-small-molecules-on-insulin-resistance-in-inflammatory-arthritis
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Francesco Ursini, Emilio Russo, Piero Ruscitti, Roberto Giacomelli, Giovambattista De Sarro
Inflammatory arthritides are chronic diseases characterised by an increase in cardiovascular risk, largely attributable to the synergy between high-grade systemic inflammation and an elevated prevalence of traditional cardiovascular risk factors. Amongst the latter, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes (T2D) play a key position. Previous studies demonstrated a potential insulin-sensiting effect of anti-TNF biologic medications. For converse, less is known about the role of newer biologics or small molecules...
February 13, 2018: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449030/the-frequency-of-the-c9orf72-expansion-in-a-brazilian-population
#9
Vívian Pedigone Cintra, Luciana Cardoso Bonadia, Helen Maia T Andrade, Milena de Albuquerque, Mayara Ferreira Eusébio, Daniel Sabino de Oliveira, Rinaldo Claudino, Marcus Vinicius Magno Gonçalves, Antônio Lúcio Teixeira, Laura de Godoy Rousseff Prado, Leonardo Cruz de Souza, Mario Emilio Teixeira Dourado, Acary Souza Bulle Oliveira, Vitor Tumas, Marcondes C França, Wilson Marques
G 4 C 2 hexanucleotide repeat expansions in the C9orf72 gene seem to be the cause of numerous cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and/or frontotemporal dementia (FTD). In this study, we investigated the presence of the G 4 C 2 repeat expansion in 463 Brazilian probands, of whom 404 had ALS/motor neuron disease and 67 FTD, and in 63 healthy controls in the southeastern region of Brazil. The highest frequencies of the C9orf72 mutation were in the ALS-FTD group (50% of familial and 17.6% of sporadic cases), although it was also present in 5% of pure ALS/motor neuron disease patients (11...
January 31, 2018: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448967/facial-nerve-stimulation-in-normal-pigs-and-healthy-human-volunteers-transitional-development-of-a-medical-device-for-the-emergency-treatment-of-ischemic-stroke
#10
Olivia Sanchez, Andrea García, Fernando Castro-Prado, Miriam Perez, Rafael Lara-Estrada, Martin Ramirez-Meza, Montserrat Godinez, Michael L Coco, Joaquín Azpiroz, Mark K Borsody, Emilio Sacristán
BACKGROUND: Magnetic stimulation of the facial nerve has been tested in preclinical studies as a new, non-invasive emergency treatment of ischemic stroke that acts by increasing cerebral blood flow (CBF). The objective of the studies reported herein was to identify minimal stimulation parameters that increase CBF in large animals and then test those stimulation parameters in healthy volunteers for safety, tolerability, and effectiveness at increasing CBF. This translational research is necessary preparation for clinical studies in ischemic stroke patients...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448019/recovery-of-black-necked-swans-macrophytes-and-water-quality-in-a-ramsar-wetland-of-southern-chile-assessing-resilience-following-sudden-anthropogenic-disturbances
#11
Eduardo Jaramillo, Nelson A Lagos, Fabio A Labra, Enrique Paredes, Emilio Acuña, Daniel Melnick, Mario Manzano, Carlos Velásquez, Cristian Duarte
In 2004 migration and mortality for unknown reasons of the herbivorous Black necked swan (Cygnus melancorhyphus (Molina, 1782)) occurred within the Río Cruces wetland (southern Chile), a Ramsar Site and nature sanctuary. Before 2004, this wetland hosted the largest breeding population of this water bird in the Neotropic Realm. The concurrent decrease in the spatial occurrence of the aquatic plant Egeria densa Planch. 1849 - the main food source of swans - was proposed as a cause for swan migration and mortality...
February 12, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445091/thermal-stabilization-of-the-deglycating-enzyme-amadoriase-i-by-rational-design
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Federica Rigoldi, Stefano Donini, Francesca Giacomina, Federico Sorana, Alberto Redaelli, Tiziano Bandiera, Emilio Parisini, Alfonso Gautieri
Amadoriases are a class of FAD-dependent enzymes that are found in fungi, yeast and bacteria and that are able to hydrolyze glycated amino acids, cleaving the sugar moiety from the amino acidic portion. So far, engineered Amadoriases have mostly found practical application in the measurement of the concentration of glycated albumin in blood samples. However, these engineered forms of Amadoriases show relatively low absolute activity and stability levels, which affect their conditions of use. Therefore, enzyme stabilization is desirable prior to function-altering molecular engineering...
February 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445090/two-sprayer-cvd-synthesis-of-nitrogen-doped-carbon-sponge-type-nanomaterials
#13
Emilio Muñoz-Sandoval, Juan L Fajardo-Díaz, Roque Sánchez-Salas, Alejandro J Cortés-López, Florentino López-Urías
Nitrogen-doped carbon sponge-type nanostructures (N-CSTNs) containing coaxial multiwalled carbon nanotubes are synthesized at 1020 °C by using a modified chemical vapor deposition (CVD) arrangement. Here, the CVD reactor is supplied by two flows coming from two independent sprayers (called sprayer A and sprayer B). The nebulized material in each sprayer is transported by two different gases with different flow velocities. The synthesis of carbon N-CSTNs is performed using different precursors: sprayer A contains a solution composed of ethanol, thiophene and ferrocene, whereas sprayer B contains a solution of benzylamine, thiophene and ferrocene...
February 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443031/ultrasound-cyclo-plasty-in-eyes-with-glaucoma
#14
Giuseppe Giannaccare, Stefano Sebastiani, Emilio C Campos
Glaucoma is a chronic disease caused by the progressive degeneration of the optical nerve fibers, resulting in decreased visual field that can lead to severe visual impairment, and eventually blindness. This manuscript describes a simple, surgeon-friendly, non-incisional technique, named Ultrasound Cyclo Plasty (UCP), for reducing intraocular pressure (IOP) in glaucoma patients. The technique determines a selective coagulation necrosis of the ciliary body; in addition, the stimulation of supra-choroidal and trans-scleral portions of the uveo-scleral outflow pathway has been recently proposed...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442402/ectopic-pregnancy-in-women-with-recurrent-miscarriage
#15
Carlo Ticconi, Maria V Capogna, Federica Martelli, Barbara Borelli, Valentina Bruno, Raffaella Ergasti, Roberto Sorge, Emilio Piccione, Adalgisa Pietropolli
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the possible association between recurrent miscarriage (RM) and ectopic pregnancy (EP). METHODS: In this case-control retrospective study, the clinical cards of women followed as outpatients in the RM and low-risk pregnancy offices of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit at the Policlinico Tor Vergata University Hospital were carefully reviewed for the occurrence of EP. RESULTS: Overall, 598 women with RM and 2043 normal women without RM (controls) were included in the study...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441128/chromosomal-microarray-analysis-in-the-genetic-evaluation-of-279-patients-with-syndromic-obesity
#16
Carla Sustek D'Angelo, Monica Castro Varela, Claudia Irene Emílio de Castro, Paulo Alberto Otto, Ana Beatriz Alvarez Perez, Charles Marques Lourenço, Chong Ae Kim, Debora Romeo Bertola, Fernando Kok, Luis Garcia-Alonso, Celia Priszkulnik Koiffmann
Background: Syndromic obesity is an umbrella term used to describe cases where obesity occurs with additional phenotypes. It often arises as part of a distinct genetic syndrome with Prader-Willi syndrome being a classical example. These rare forms of obesity provide a unique source for identifying obesity-related genetic changes. Chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) has allowed the characterization of new genetic forms of syndromic obesity, which are due to copy number variants (CNVs); however, CMA in large cohorts requires more study...
2018: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439020/impact-of-immunosuppression-on-incidence-aetiology-and-outcome-of-ventilator-associated-lower-respiratory-tract-infections
#17
Anne-Sophie Moreau, Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Pedro Povoa, Jorge Salluh, Alejandro Rodriguez, Arnaud W Thille, Emilio Diaz Santos, Elisa Vedes, Suzana Margareth Lobo, Bruno Mégarbane, Esperanza Molero Silvero, Luis Coelho, Laurent Argaud, Rafael Sanchez Iniesta, Julien Labreuche, Anahita Rouzé, Saad Nseir
The aim of this planned analysis of the prospective multinational TAVeM database was to determine the incidence, aetiology and impact on outcome of ventilator-associated lower respiratory tract infections (VA-LRTI) in immunocompromised patients.All patients receiving mechanical ventilation for >48 h were included. Immunocompromised patients (n=663) were compared with non-immunocompromised patients (n=2297).The incidence of VA-LRTI was significantly lower in immunocompromised than in non-immunocompromised patients (16...
February 8, 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438416/diastereoselective-synthesis-of-chiral-1-3-cyclohexadienals
#18
Aitor Urosa, Ignacio E Tobal, Ángela P de la Granja, M Carmen Capitán, R F Moro, Isidro S Marcos, Narciso M Garrido, Francisca Sanz, Emilio Calle, David Díez
A novel approach to the production of chiral 1,3-cyclohexadienals has been developed. The organocatalysed asymmetric reaction of different β-disubstituted-α,β-unsaturated aldehydes with a chiral α,β-unsaturated aldehyde in the presence of a Jørgensen-Hayashi organocatalyst provides easy and stereocontrolled access to the cyclohexadienal backbone. This method allows for the synthesis of potential photoprotective chiral 1,3-cyclohexadienals and extra extended conjugation compounds in a simple manner.
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438046/pregnancy-decision-making-in-women-with-multiple-sclerosis-treated-with-natalizumab-i-fetal-risks
#19
Emilio Portaccio, Pietro Annovazzi, Angelo Ghezzi, Mauro Zaffaroni, Lucia Moiola, Vittorio Martinelli, Roberta Lanzillo, Vincenzo Brescia Morra, Francesca Rinaldi, Paolo Gallo, Carla Tortorella, Damiano Paolicelli, Carlo Pozzilli, Laura De Giglio, Paola Cavalla, Eleonora Cocco, Maria Giovanna Marrosu, Francesco Patti, Claudio Solaro, Paolo Bellantonio, Antonio Uccelli, Alice Laroni, Luisa Pastò, Marta Giannini, Maria Trojano, Giancarlo Comi, Maria Pia Amato
OBJECTIVE: To assess fetal risk after pregnancy exposure to natalizumab in women with multiple sclerosis (MS), with a specific focus on spontaneous abortion (SA) and congenital anomalies (CA). METHODS: Data of all pregnancies occurring between 2009 and 2015 in patients with MS treated with natalizumab and referring to 19 participating sites were collected and compared with those of pregnancies in untreated patients and patients treated with injectable immunomodulatory agents...
February 7, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438041/pregnancy-decision-making-in-women-with-multiple-sclerosis-treated-with-natalizumab-ii-maternal-risks
#20
Emilio Portaccio, Lucia Moiola, Vittorio Martinelli, Pietro Annovazzi, Angelo Ghezzi, Mauro Zaffaroni, Roberta Lanzillo, Vincenzo Brescia Morra, Francesca Rinaldi, Paolo Gallo, Carla Tortorella, Damiano Paolicelli, Carlo Pozzilli, Laura De Giglio, Paola Cavalla, Eleonora Cocco, Maria Giovanna Marrosu, Claudio Solaro, Antonio Uccelli, Alice Laroni, Luisa Pastò, Marta Giannini, Maria Trojano, Giancarlo Comi, Maria Pia Amato
OBJECTIVE: To assess the risk of disease reactivation during pregnancy after natalizumab suspension in women with multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: Data of all pregnancies occurring between 2009 and 2015 in patients with MS treated with natalizumab and referring to 19 participating sites were collected and compared with those of pregnancies in untreated patients and patients treated with injectable immunomodulatory agents through a 2-factor repeated measures analysis...
February 7, 2018: Neurology
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