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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425145/prevalence-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-in-cats-during-anesthesia-and-effect-of-omeprazole-on-gastric-ph
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R S Garcia, P C Belafsky, A Della Maggiore, J M Osborn, B H Pypendop, T Pierce, V J Walker, A Fulton, S L Marks
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is poorly characterized in anesthetized cats, but can cause aspiration pneumonia, esophagitis, and esophageal stricture formation. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether pre-anesthetic orally administered omeprazole increases gastric and esophageal pH and increases serum gastrin concentrations in anesthetized cats, and to determine the prevalence of GER using combined multichannel impedance and pH monitoring. ANIMALS: Twenty-seven healthy cats undergoing elective dental procedures...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407512/impact-of-large-ovarian-endometriomas-on-the-response-to-superovulation-for-in-vitro-fertilization-a-retrospective-study
#2
Simone Ferrero, Carolina Scala, Emanuela Tafi, Annalisa Racca, Pier Luigi Venturini, Umberto Leone Roberti Maggiore
OBJECTIVE: To assess the response to superovulation for in vitro fertilization (IVF) in patients with unilateral endometriomas with diameter ≥5cm and in the contralateral healthy ovary. STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected database included patients who underwent superovulation for IVF/ICSI cycles and had unoperated single unilateral endometrioma with diameter ≥5cm and healthy contralateral ovary. The primary outcome of the study was to compare the number of oocyte retrieved in the ovary with the endometrioma and the contralateral healthy ovary...
April 2, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406724/fifty-years-of-research-in-ards-gas-exchange-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Peter Radermacher, Salvatore Maurizio Maggiore, Alain Mercat
The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is characterized by severe impairment of gas exchange. Hypoxemia is mainly due to intrapulmonary shunt, while increased alveolar dead space explains the alteration of CO2 clearance. Assessment of the severity of gas exchange impairment is a requisite for the characterization of the syndrome and the evaluation of its severity. Confounding factors linked to hemodynamic status can greatly influence the relationship between the severity of lung injury and the degree of hypoxemia and/or the effects of ventilator settings on gas exchange...
April 13, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390062/outcome-of-laparoscopic-adrenalectomy-for-resection-of-unilateral-noninvasive-adrenocortical-tumors-in-11-cats
#4
Jeffrey W Mitchell, Philipp D Mayhew, William T N Culp, J Brad Case, Ameet Singh, Mark C Fuller, Ann Della Maggiore
OBJECTIVE: To describe the technique and outcomes of laparoscopic adrenalectomy (LA) in cats with adrenocortical neoplasia. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. ANIMALS: Eleven client-owned cats with unilateral adrenal tumors. METHODS: Medical records of cats that underwent LA for unilateral functional adrenal tumors at 3 veterinary teaching hospitals were reviewed. Data collected included signalment, clinical signs, physical examination findings, diagnostic imaging results, preoperative laboratory tests, laparoscopic port placement and techniques, duration of anesthesia and surgery, complications, concomitant procedures, need for conversion to an open celiotomy, histopathological diagnosis, and postoperative survival...
April 8, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388819/retrospective-study-of-the-influence-of-hpv-persistence-on-outcomes-among-women-with-high-risk-hpv-infections-and-negative-cytology
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Giorgio Bogani, Francesca Taverna, Claudia Lombardo, Chiara Borghi, Fabio Martinelli, Mauro Signorelli, Umberto Leone Roberti Maggiore, Valentina Chiappa, Cono Scaffa, Antonino Ditto, Domenica Lorusso, Francesco Raspagliesi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcomes of women diagnosed with high-risk HPV without cytology evidence of cervical dysplasia. METHODS: The present retrospective observational study enrolled consecutive women aged at least 18 years diagnosed with high-risk HPV types with negative cytology results at the National Cancer Institute, Milan, Italy, between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2015. The development of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) was assessed. RESULTS: There were 212 patients with high-risk HPV infections with negative cytology included in the analysis...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370667/improving-outcomes-in-veterans-with-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-through-implementation-of-a-multidisciplinary-clinic
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Tyler Light, Edward El Rassi, Ronald J Maggiore, John Holland, Julie Reed, Kathleen Suriano, Marcelle Stooksbury, Nora Tobin, Neil Gross, Daniel Clayburgh
BACKGROUND: Treatment of head and neck cancer is complex, and a multidisciplinary clinic may improve the coordination of care. The value of a head and neck multidisciplinary clinic has not yet been established in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of Veterans Affairs patients with oropharyngeal SCC undergoing concurrent chemoradiation before and after implementation of the head and neck multidisciplinary clinic...
March 29, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366418/spontaneous-fertility-after-expectant-or-surgical-management-of-rectovaginal-endometriosis-in-women-with-or-without-ovarian-endometrioma-a-retrospective-analysis
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Umberto Leone Roberti Maggiore, Carolina Scala, Emanuela Tafi, Annalisa Racca, Ennio Biscaldi, Valerio Gaetano Vellone, Pier Luigi Venturini, Simone Ferrero
OBJECTIVE: To investigate spontaneous pregnancy rate (SPRs) of women with rectovaginal endometriosis (RV) with/without ovarian endometrioma (OMA) and treated with the use of expectant or surgical management. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: University hospital. PATIENT(S): The study included patients with RV with or without OMA who tried to conceive spontaneously for 1 year either without undergoing surgery (group E; n = 284) or after surgery (group S; n = 221)...
April 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347880/impact-of-surgical-route-in-influencing-the-risk-of-lymphatic-complications-following-ovarian-cancer-staging
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REVIEW
Giorgio Bogani, Chiara Borghi, Antonino Ditto, Mauro Signorelli, Fabio Martinelli, Valentina Chiappa, Cono Scaffa, Stefania Perotto, Umberto Leone Roberti Maggiore, Luca Montanelli, Violante Di Donato, Carmelo Infantino, Domenica Lorusso, Francesco Raspagliesi
Lymphatic complications are common occurrence following staging surgery for early-stage ovarian cancer (eEOC). We aimed to investigate whether the introduction of minimally invasive surgery influences the risk of developing lymphoceles and lymphorrhea in patients undergoing staging for eEOC. For this purpose, data of consecutive patients affected by eEOC undergoing staging surgery between January 1980 and January 2016 were retrospectively reviewed, and a systematic review and meta-analysis was performed. This systematic review was registered in the International Prospective Register of Systematic Review...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341341/the-high-prevalence-of-vitamin-d-insufficiency-in-cord-blood-in-calgary-alberta-apron-d-study
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Fariba Aghajafari, Catherine J Field, Bonnie J Kaplan, Jack A Maggiore, Maeve O'Beirne, David A Hanley, Misha Eliasziw, Deborah Dewey, Sue Ross, Doreen Rabi
OBJECTIVE: Vitamin D is important in promoting healthy pregnancy and fetal development. We undertook this study to measure 25-hydroxyvitamin D in maternal and cord blood and to identify maternal factors related to vitamin D status in Calgary. METHODS: Blood samples collected at the time of delivery from the Alberta Pregnancy Outcomes and Nutrition study cohort (ApronStudy.ca) participants were processed for plasma and assayed using liquid chromatography mass spectrometry methodology for 25(OH)D3...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333859/multicenter-prospective-study-for-laboratory-diagnosis-of-hhv8-infection-in-solid-organ-donors-and-transplant-recipients-and-evaluation-of-the-clinical-impact-after-transplantation
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Angela Chiereghin, Patrizia Barozzi, Evangelia Petrisli, Giulia Piccirilli, Liliana Gabrielli, Giovanni Riva, Leonardo Potenza, Gianni Cappelli, Nicola De Ruvo, Irene Libri, Umberto Maggiore, Maria Cristina Morelli, Luciano Potena, Paola Todeschini, Dino Gibertoni, Manuel Labanti, Gabriela Sangiorgi, Gaetano La Manna, Antonio Daniele Pinna, Mario Luppi, Tiziana Lazzarotto
BACKGROUND: We performed serological and molecular pretransplant screening in solid organ transplant (SOT) donors and recipients in north-central Italy and a surveillance program for human herpes virus 8 (HHV8) infection after transplant, aiming to establish an optimal management of HHV8 infection in SOT recipients. METHODS: For pretransplant HHV8 screening in both donors and recipients, 6 serological (4 indirect immunofluorescent assays (IFA) and 2 enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) - both HHV8 lytic and latent antigen-based) and 2 molecular assays were used...
March 22, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323222/laparoscopic-nerve-preserving-sacropexy
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Alfredo Ercoli, Stefano Cosma, Francesca Riboni, Giuseppe Campagna, Paolo Petruzzelli, Daniela Surico, Saverio Danese, Giovanni Scambia, Chiara Benedetto
STUDY OBJECTIVE: to demonstrate our developed nerve preserving technique during laparoscopic sacropexy (LSP) for multicompartment pelvic organ prolapse. DESIGN: exemplificative case of our surgical procedure based on a multicentric experience consisting of more than 800 cases in 10 years without major intraoperative complications. Informed consent was taken from the subject, and the institutional review board approved this research. SETTING: public practice at Maggiore della Carità University Hospital, Novara; at Sant'Anna Hospital, City of Health and Science, University of Torino; at A...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302753/erythropoietin-receptor-mediated-molecular-crosstalk-promotes-t-cell-immunoregulation-and-transplant-survival
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Carolina Purroy, Robert L Fairchild, Toshiaki Tanaka, William M Baldwin, Joaquin Manrique, Joren C Madsen, Robert B Colvin, Alessandro Alessandrini, Bruce R Blazar, Miguel Fribourg, Chiara Donadei, Umberto Maggiore, Peter S Heeger, Paolo Cravedi
Although spontaneous kidney transplant acceptance/tolerance occurs in mice and occasionally in humans, mechanisms remain unclear. Herein we test the hypothesis that EPO, a hormone predominantly produced by the adult kidney, has immunomodulating properties that are required for spontaneous kidney graft acceptance. In vitro, in a manner dependent on the EPO receptor and CD131 on antigen-presenting cells, EPO induced the secretion of active TGFβ by antigen-presenting cells, which in turn converted naïve CD4(+) T cells into functional Foxp3(+) regulatory T cells (Treg)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287193/medico-legal-notes-for-a-new-set-of-standards-in-the-assessment-of-penal-liability-in-psychiatry
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Gianluca Montanari Vergallo, Raffaella Rinaldi, Giuseppe Bersani, Enrico Marinelli
Negligence liability on the part of a psychiatrist belongs among high-complexity fields, for both the judge and his or her technical consultants. In most instances, there are no scientific grounds in order to ascribe with reasonable certainty liability to medical personnel and nursing staff, while often judges tend to stretch the concept of “protection” to a degree to which the psychiatrist is deemed to have a legal obligation to stave off the development of any adverse consequence which psychic distress may bring upon the patient...
January 2017: Rivista di Psichiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286192/endoscopic-and-histologic-healing-in-children-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-treated-with-thalidomide
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Marzia Lazzerini, Vincenzo Villanacci, Maria Chiara Pellegrin, Stefano Martelossi, Giuseppe Magazzù, Salvatore Pellegrino, Maria Cristina Lucanto, Arrigo Barabino, Angela Calvi, Serena Arrigo, Paolo Lionetti, Massimo Fontana, Giovanna Zuin, Giuseppe Maggiore, Matteo Bramuzzo, Massimo Maschio, Marianna Salemme, Stefania Manenti, Lorenzi Luisa, Giuliana Decorti, Marcella Montico, Alessandro Ventura
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Mucosal healing, determined by endoscopic evaluation, is one of the most important prognostic markers for patients with inflammatory bowel diseases. Findings from histologic evaluation, however, could complement findings from endoscopy in assessing mucosal responses to treatment. We analyzed long term results of children treated with thalidomide to determine the association between clinical response and histology and endoscopy findings. METHODS: We collected data from 2 multi-center trials of 70 children with refractory Crohn's disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC) (2-18 years old; ileo-colonic or colonic disease) given thalidomide or placebo (NCT00720538)...
March 7, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274154/investigational-drugs-for-the-treatment-of-cervical-cancer
#15
REVIEW
Fabio Barra, Domenica Lorusso, Umberto Leone Roberti Maggiore, Antonino Ditto, Giorgio Bogani, Francesco Raspagliesi, Simone Ferrero
Cervical cancer (CC) is currently the fourth most common malignant disease of women worldwide. Although the incidence and the mortality rates have been decreasing with screening detection and new treatment strategies, a significant number of metastatic or recurrent disease is still diagnosed. For those patients not amenable to curative treatments, such as surgery and radiation, palliative chemotherapy remains the standard of care. As chemotherapy regimens have limited activity, research is focalized on investigating novel pharmacologic strategies...
April 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267072/an-attempt-to-determine-the-prevalence-of-two-inborn-errors-of-primary-bile-acid-synthesis-results-of-a-european-survey
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Jörg Jahnel, Evelyn Zöhrer, Björn Fischler, Lorenzo D'Antiga, Dominique Debray, Antal Dezsofi, Dorothea Haas, Nedim Hadzic, Emmanuel Jacquemin, Thierry Lamireau, Giuseppe Maggiore, Pat J McKiernan, Pier Luigi Calvo, Henkjan J Verkade, Loreto Hierro, Valerie McLin, Ulrich Baumann, Emmanuel Gonzales
OBJECTIVE: Inborn errors of primary bile acid (BA) synthesis are genetic cholestatic disorders leading to accumulation of atypical BA with deficiency of normal BA. Unless treated with primary BA, chronic liver disease usually progresses to cirrhosis and liver failure before adulthood. We sought to determine the prevalence of two common disorders, 3β-hydroxy-Δ-C27-steroid dehydrogenase (3β-HSD) and Δ-3-oxosteroid-5β-reductase (Δ-3-oxoR) deficiencies and to describe current diagnostic and treatment strategies among different European paediatric hepatology centres...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252907/-italian-male-nurses-called-to-arms-in-world-war-ii-the-letters-of-the-years-of-imprisonment
#17
Rosa Maria Gaetano, Roberto Milos, Ivana Maria Rossi, Stefania Rancati
AIM: During the Second World War the male staff of assistance in the Italia hospitals was called to arms.This work concerns the letters sent by the male nurses who were captured by the Germans and put in prison. The aim is to know whether their profession had somehow affected their living condition in jail and had favoured their release or not. METHOD: 88 personal files of nurses on duty in Ospedale Maggiore and sent to the front during the period between 1940 and 1945 have been studied...
October 2016: Professioni Infermieristiche
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244579/prevention-of-healthcare-associated-infections-a-descriptive-study
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R Accardi, S Castaldi, A Marzullo, S Ronchi, D Laquintana, M Lusignani
BACKGROUND: This study aims to verify whether there are, and to which degree, knowledge and adherence to guidelines on the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections by nursing staff. Study design. A descriptive study was conducted on a sample of nurses in the areas of medicine, surgery, and its own specialties of the Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico in Milan from 1st December 2015 to 29th February 2016. METHODS: The knowledge of the nursing staff have been investigated through the use of questionnaires with anonymous self-reporting method; inspections in the wards using observational grids were carried out in order to verify adherence to best-practice principles...
March 2017: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223182/minimally-invasive-surgical-staging-in-early-stage-ovarian-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
REVIEW
Giorgio Bogani, Chiara Borghi, Umberto Leone Roberti Maggiore, Antonino Ditto, Mauro Signorelli, Fabio Martinelli, Valentina Chiappa, Carlos Lopez, Ilaria Sabatucci, Cono Scaffa, Alice Indini, Simone Ferrero, Domenica Lorusso, Francesco Raspagliesi
Few studies investigated the efficacy and safety of minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of early-stage epithelial ovarian cancer (eEOC). In this context, we aimed to review the current evidence comparing laparoscopy and the laparotomic approach for staging procedures in eEOC. This systematic review was registered in the International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews. Overall, 3065 patients were included: 1450 undergoing laparoscopy and 1615 undergoing laparotomic staging. Patients undergoing laparoscopy experienced a longer (but not statistically significant) operative time (weighted mean difference [WMD] = 28...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213926/association-of-hypercalcemia-before-treatment-with-hypocalcemia-after-treatment-in-dogs-with-primary-hyperparathyroidism
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J D Dear, P H Kass, A M Della Maggiore, E C Feldman
BACKGROUND: Development of hypocalcemia after treatment of hyperparathyroidism results in increased costs and risk of poorer outcomes. Previous studies have shown conflicting data about predictors of hypocalcemia after these procedures. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to investigate whether ionized calcium (iCa) concentrations before treatment are predictive of hypocalcemia or its clinical signs after surgical removal or heat ablation in dogs with primary hyperparathyroidism...
March 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
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