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Dario Muti, Barbara Carpita, Elisa Diadema, Gabriele Massimetti, Luciano Conti, Claudia Carmassi, Liliana Dell'Osso
RIASSUNTO. Scopo. La maggior parte della ricerca storiografica sulla psichiatria agli inizi del ventesimo secolo prende principalmente in considerazione l'istituzione manicomiale. Per indagare le caratteristiche di internamento in una popolazione clinica, abbiamo analizzato i registri clinici, recentemente resi disponibili, della Clinica di Malattie Nervose e Mentali dell'Università di Pisa, prendendo in considerazione tutte le ammissioni dal 24 aprile 1907 al 31 gennaio 1913. Metodo. Sono stati raccolti dati demografici e clinici di 1068 pazienti, effettuando test del Chi Quadrato per elicitare la correlazione fra trasferimento manicomiale e differenza di genere; inoltre sono stati effettuati T-Test per confrontare la media di età, la media di giorni di ospedalizzazione e la media di ricoveri successivi nei pazienti trasferiti in manicomio e in quelli licenziati...
March 2018: Rivista di Psichiatria
Pedro T Pisa, Lisa K Micklesfield, Juliana Kagura, Michele Ramsay, Nigel J Crowther, Shane A Norris
BACKGROUND: To report associations between different adiposity indices [anthropometric and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) measures] and blood pressure (BP) and hypertension in urban black South African adults. METHODS: Anthropometric and DXA whole body measures were performed on 1026 men and 982 women. Participants were classified as being hypertensive if they had a systolic BP (SBP) ≥ 140 mmHg and/or diastolic (DBP) ≥ 90 mmHg. Within each gender the relationship of adiposity with BP and hypertension risk was assessed using linear and logistic regression models respectively...
April 19, 2018: BMC Public Health
S K Balaji, Vamsi Lavu, Suresh Rao
Context: Periodontal diseases are among the most prevalent oral diseases in the world. Apart from repercussions in the oral cavity, there is evidence that periodontitis contributes to systemic damage in chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and preterm low birth weight. Aims: The aims of this study were to estimate the prevalence of chronic periodontitis in a sample urban population (<18 years) in Tamil Nadu and to estimate the inflammatory burden posed by chronic periodontitis by calculating the periodontal inflammatory surface area...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
Aslı Beşirli
There are opinions regarding that impulsivity may play a role in the pathogenesis of neuropsychiatric disorders. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between impulsivity and panic disorder (PD) in the patient group, to compare impulsivity and affective temperamental traits between patients and healthy controls and to investigate whether there is a relationship between impulsivity and affective temperamental traits. Participants comprised 70 patients with PD and 58 healthy volunteers. The Panic Agoraphobia Scale (PAS), the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS-11) and the Temperament Evaluation of Memphis, Pisa, Paris, San Diego Autoquestionnaire (TEMPS-A) were applied...
March 22, 2018: Psychiatry Research
Gregory N Smith, Laura L E Mears, Sarah E Rogers, Steven P Armes
Cationic diblock copolymer nanoparticles have been prepared in n -dodecane via polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA). A previously reported poly(stearyl methacrylate)-poly(benzyl methacrylate) (PSMA-PBzMA) PISA formulation ( Chem. Sci. 2016, 7 , 5078-5090) was modified by statistically copolymerizing an oil-soluble cationic methacrylic monomer, (2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl)trimethylammonium tetrakis[3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]borate, with either SMA or BzMA, to produce either charged shell or charged core nanoparticles...
January 28, 2018: Chemical Science
Jeong Yoon Jang, Joon-Won Kang, Dong Hyun Yang, Sahmin Lee, Byung Joo Sun, Dae-Hee Kim, Jong-Min Song, Duk-Hyun Kang, Jae-Kwan Song
Background: Overestimation of the severity of mitral regurgitation (MR) by the proximal isovelocity surface area (PISA) method has been reported. We sought to test whether angle correction (AC) of the constrained flow field is helpful to eliminate overestimation in patients with eccentric MR. Methods: In a total of 33 patients with MR due to prolapse or flail mitral valve, both echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance image (CMR) were performed to calculate regurgitant volume (RV)...
March 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
Franck Levy, Sylvestre Marechaux, Laura Iacuzio, Elie Dan Schouver, Anne Laure Castel, Manuel Toledano, Stephane Rusek, Vincent Dor, Christophe Tribouilloy, Gilles Dreyfus
BACKGROUND: Quantitative assessment of primary mitral regurgitation (MR) using left ventricular (LV) volumes obtained with three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (3D TTE) recently showed encouraging results. Nevertheless, 3D TTE is not incorporated into everyday practice, as current LV chamber quantification software products are time consuming. AIMS: To investigate the accuracy and reproducibility of new automated fast 3D TTE software (HeartModelA.I. ; Philips Healthcare, Andover, MA, USA) for the quantification of LV volumes and MR severity in patients with isolated degenerative primary MR; and to compare regurgitant volume (RV) obtained with 3D TTE with a cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) reference...
March 30, 2018: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
A Yoshihara, N Kaneko, M Iwasaki, K Nohno, H Miyazaki
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the possible correlation between vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphism and susceptibility to chronic kidney disease (CKD) and periodontal disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study analyzed 345 participants, who were all 79 years of age. Kidney function levels were determined based on the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) (non-reduced function: ≥60, and reduced function: <60 mL/min/1.73 m2 )...
April 2, 2018: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
Massimo Milione, Patrick Maisonneuve, Alessio Pellegrinelli, Federica Grillo, Luca Albarello, Paola Spaggiari, Alessandro Vanoli, Giovanna Tagliabue, Eleonora Pisa, Luca Messerini, Giovanni Centonze, Frediano Inzani, Aldo Scarpa, Mauro Papotti, Marco Volante, Fausto Sessa, Nicola Fazio, Giancarlo Pruneri, Guido Rindi, Enrico Solcia, Stefano La Rosa, Carlo Capella
Mixed adeno-neuroendocrine carcinomas (MANECs) are composed of a poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC) and a non-neuroendocrine (non-NEC) neoplastic epithelial component, each representing at least 30% of the tumor. At present, prognostic factors for MANECs remain largely unexplored. We investigated the clinical-pathologic features of a large multicenter series of digestive system MANECs. Surgical specimens of 200 MANEC candidates were centrally reviewed; diagnosis was confirmed in 160 cases...
March 28, 2018: Endocrine-related Cancer
Junfeng Wang, Jiawei Li, Qiang Yao, Xiaoli Sun, Youguo Yan, Jun Zhang
The polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA) process of star architecture copolymers is studied by dissipative particle dynamics and a reaction model. According to the simulation results, the porous vesicles can be produced directly by PISA of these copolymers. Average pore size and distribution of pore size can be influenced by αAS (the solubility between solvophilic blocks and solvent) and αAB (the solubility between solvophilic blocks and solvophobic blocks), while different self-assembly progress can be observed at different αAS and αAB...
March 28, 2018: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
Shan Wang, Zhiqiang Peng, Siying Wang, Lihua Yang, Yuhan Chen, Xue Kong, Shanshan Song, Pei Pei, Chunyan Tian, Hui Yan, Peipei Ding, Weiguo Hu, Cui Hua Liu, Xin Zhang, Fuchu He, Lingqiang Zhang
We apologize for an error that we just found in the paper published online on 21 February 2018. The 1st row/1st column of Figure 8G (PITA Normal) was inadvertently duplicated from 2nd row/1st column of Figure 8I (PISA Adjacent colonic mucosa). The 2nd row/1st column of Figure 8G (PISA Normal) was inadvertently duplicated from 2nd row/2nd column of Figure 8G (PISA Distal colonic mucosa). A corrected version of Figure 8G is provided below. No conclusion was affected by this error, but we apologize for not detecting it before publication and any inconvenience caused...
March 23, 2018: Cell Research
Jianbo Tan, Qin Xu, Xueliang Li, Jun He, Yuxuan Zhang, Xiaocong Dai, Liangliang Yu, Ruiming Zeng, Li Zhang
Enzyme catalysis is a mild, efficient, and selective technique that has many applications in organic synthesis as well as polymer synthesis. Here, a novel enzyme-catalysis-induced reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT)-mediated dispersion polymerization for preparing AB diblock copolymer nano-objects with complex morphologies at room temperature is described. Taking advantage of the room-temperature feature, it is shown that pure, worm-like polymer nano-objects can be readily prepared by just monitoring the viscosity...
March 23, 2018: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
Mohammad Alwardat, Giulia Di Lazzaro, Tommaso Schirinzi, Paola Sinibaldi Salime, Nicola Biagio Mercuri, Antonio Pisani
BACKGROUND: Trunk alignment is thought to contribute to upper limb (UL) function. However, this common assumption is not clear in patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD) suffering from Pisa syndrome (PS). PS is a postural abnormality, characterized by revisable lateral trunk flexion more than 10 degrees. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the UL functioning and activities of daily living in PD patients with PS. METHODS: Forty-five participants distributed equally in three groups PD patients with PS, PD patients without PS and age/sex matched healthy controls (HC)...
2018: NeuroRehabilitation
Giuseppe Pasqualetti, Valeria Calsolaro, Sara Bernardini, Giuseppe Linsalata, Renato Bigazzi, Nadia Caraccio, Fabio Monzani
Introduction: Although the association between low FT3 and poor outcome has been extensively reported in literature, the degree of peripheral thyroxin deiodination and its relationship with frailty and survival in hospitalized older patients has not been fully established yet. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the possible correlation between FT3/FT4 ratio reduction, an indirect marker of thyroxin deiodination impairment, and frailty status and survival in hospitalized older patients...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Victor Kamoen, Milad El Haddad, Marc De Buyzere, Tine De Backer, Frank Timmermans
AIMS: We recently reported the feasibility of the average pixel intensity (API) method for grading mitral regurgitation (MR) in a heterogeneous MR population. Since mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is an important cause of primary MR, we more specifically investigated the feasibility of the API method and the MR flow dynamics in patients with MVP. METHODS: Transthoracic echocardiography was performed by a single operator in consecutive MVP patients (n=112). MR was assessed using the API method, color Doppler, vena contracta width (VCW), effective regurgitant orifice area (PISA-EROA) and regurgitant volume (PISA-RV)...
May 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Victoria J Cunningham, Emma C Giakoumatos, Melissa Marks, Steven P Armes, Erica J Wanless
High-speed video analysis has enabled the interaction between a pair of millimetre-sized air bubbles to be studied in aqueous solution. The bubbles were grown in the presence of either poly(glycerol monomethacrylate)-poly(benzyl methacrylate) (PGMA-PBzMA) diblock copolymer spheres or poly(glycerol monomethacrylate)-poly(2-hydroxypropyl methacrylate)-poly(benzyl methacrylate) (PGMA-PHPMA-PBzMA) triblock copolymer worms prepared by polymerisation-induced self-assembly (PISA). A reduction in interfacial tension relative to air bubbles grown in the absence of nanoparticles indicated the adsorption of nanoparticles at the air-water interface...
March 14, 2018: Soft Matter
Yen-Feng Lee
OBJECTIVES: Pisa syndrome is characterized by lateral trunk flexion. It is an uncommon adverse drug reaction in patients on antipsychotic medication. Although Pisa syndrome has been reported in patients on antipsychotic treatment, previous studies have not discussed the prognosis of patients with Pisa syndrome. We studied psychiatric patients with Pisa syndrome following antipsychotic treatment for a 2-year period. METHODS: From January 2012 to December 2014, 13 inpatients with Pisa syndrome following antipsychotic treatment were identified at our institution, from a prospectively collected database...
March 2018: Clinical Neuropharmacology
Lorena Gurrieri, Elisa De Carlo, Lorenzo Gerratana, Giovanna De Maglio, Marianna Macerelli, Federica Edith Pisa, Elena Masiero, Giuseppe Aprile, Alessandro Follador, Fabio Puglisi, Gianpiero Fasola, Simona Rizzato, Stefano Pizzolitto
AIM: MGMT promoter methylation has been associated with improved survival in glioblastoma multiforme treated with temozolomide. However, there is no consensus on specific cut-off levels of methylation. The aims of the study were to explore the prognostic impact of MGMT methylation status and to analyze the role of specific cut-off values. MATERIALS & METHODS: We analyzed 108 glioblastoma multiforme patients treated between 2008 and 2013 stratified according to three pyrosequencing-based quantitative methylation in: unmethylated (methylation <9%), intermediate (9-29%) and highly methylated (>29%)...
March 9, 2018: Future Oncology
Christoph Spörlein, Elmar Schlueter
Here we examine a conceptualization of immigrant assimilation that is based on the more general notion that distributional differences erode across generations. We explore this idea by reinvestigating the efficiency-equality trade-off hypothesis, which posits that stratified education systems educate students more efficiently at the cost of increasing inequality in overall levels of competence. In the context of ethnic inequality in math achievement, this study explores the extent to which an education system's characteristics are associated with ethnic inequality in terms of both the group means and group variances in achievement...
2018: PloS One
Adrian A Chrobak, Anna Tereszko, Daria Dembinska-Krajewska, Aleksandra Arciszewska, Ewa Dopierała, Marcin Siwek, Dominika Dudek, Janusz K Rybakowski
BACKGROUND: Growing number of studies indicates a link between eveningness chronotype, affective temperaments and bipolarity, both in patients with mood disorders and in general population. Given these tripartite associations, we hypothesized that the effect of circadian preferences on the bipolarity may be mediated by the temperamental traits. METHODS: The study included 1449 subjects (402 men and 1047 women). They all fulfilled a web-based questionnaire, consisting of the Composite Scale of Morningness (CSM), Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ), Hypomania Checklist-32 (HCL-32) and the Temperament Evaluation of the Memphis, Pisa and San Diego-Autoquestionnaire (TEMPS-A)...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
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