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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213926/association-of-hypercalcemia-before-treatment-with-hypocalcemia-after-treated-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...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213797/long-term-outcomes-of-tot-and-tvt-procedures-for-the-treatment-of-female-stress-urinary-incontinence-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Umberto Leone Roberti Maggiore, Enrico Finazzi Agrò, Marco Soligo, Vincenzo Li Marzi, Alex Digesu, Maurizio Serati
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESES: One of the most relevant topics in the field of pelvic floor dysfunction treatment is the long-term efficacy of surgical procedures, in particular, the use of prosthesis. Hence, a systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the long-term effectiveness and safety of midurethral sling (MUS) procedures for stress urinary incontinence (SUI), as reported in randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and non-randomised studies. METHODS: This systematic review is based on material searched and obtained via PubMed/Medline, Scopus, and the Cochrane Library between January 2000 and October 2016...
February 17, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187148/nutritional-status-and-body-composition-by-bioelectrical-impedance-vector-analysis-a-cross-sectional-study-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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Ilaria Cova, Simone Pomati, Laura Maggiore, Marica Forcella, Valentina Cucumo, Roberta Ghiretti, Giulia Grande, Fulvio Muzio, Claudio Mariani
AIMS: Analysis of nutritional status and body composition in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed in a University-Hospital setting, recruiting 59 patients with AD, 34 subjects with MCI and 58 elderly healthy controls (HC). Nutritional status was assessed by anthropometric parameters (body mass index; calf, upper arm and waist circumferences), Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) and body composition by bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186535/long-term-risks-of-kidney-living-donation-review-and-position-paper-by-the-era-edta-descartes-working-group
#4
Umberto Maggiore, Klemens Budde, Uwe Heemann, Luuk Hilbrands, Rainer Oberbauer, Gabriel C Oniscu, Julio Pascual, Soren Schwartz Sorensen, Ondrej Viklicky, Daniel Abramowicz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178576/the-association-of-pre-treatment-hpv-subtypes-with-recurrence-of-vin
#5
Giorgio Bogani, Fabio Martinelli, Antonino Ditto, Mauro Signorelli, Francesca Taverna, Claudia Lombardo, Valentina Chiappa, Umberto Leone Roberti Maggiore, Dario Recalcati, Cono Scaffa, Stefania Perotto, Ilaria Sabatucci, Alice Indini, Domenica Lorusso, Francesco Raspagliesi
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether pre-treatment HPV types are associated with recurrence of high-grade vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN2+). STUDY DESIGN: Data of consecutive patients with pretreatment HPV DNA test undergoing treatment for VIN2+ were retrospectively collected. Risk factors promoting the risk of VIN2+ persistence and recurrence were analyzed using Kaplan-Meier and Cox hazard proportional models. RESULTS: 64 patients had pretreatment vulvar-vaginal HPV DNA test...
February 1, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129238/impact-of-blood-transfusions-on-survival-of-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer-patients-undergoing-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-plus-radical-surgery
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Giorgio Bogani, Antonino Ditto, Fabio Martinelli, Mauro Signorelli, Valentina Chiappa, Carlos Lopez, Alice Indini, Umberto Leone Roberti Maggiore, Ilaria Sabatucci, Domenica Lorusso, Francesco Raspagliesi
OBJECTIVE: Transfusions represent one of the main progresses of modern medicine. However, accumulating evidence supports that transfusions correlate with worse survival outcomes in patients affected by solid cancers. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the effects of perioperative blood transfusion in locally advanced cervical cancer. METHODS: Data of consecutive patients affected by locally advanced cervical cancer scheduled to undergo neoadjuvant chemotherapy plus radical surgery were retrospectively searched to test the impact of perioperative transfusions on survival outcomes...
March 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108768/severe-hypercapnia-and-outcome-of-mechanically-ventilated-patients-with-moderate-or-severe-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Nicolas Nin, Alfonso Muriel, Oscar Peñuelas, Laurent Brochard, José Angel Lorente, Niall D Ferguson, Konstantinos Raymondos, Fernando Ríos, Damian A Violi, Arnaud W Thille, Marco González, Asisclo J Villagomez, Javier Hurtado, Andrew R Davies, Bin Du, Salvatore M Maggiore, Luis Soto, Gabriel D'Empaire, Dimitrios Matamis, Fekri Abroug, Rui P Moreno, Marco Antonio Soares, Yaseen Arabi, Freddy Sandi, Manuel Jibaja, Pravin Amin, Younsuck Koh, Michael A Kuiper, Hans-Henrik Bülow, Amine Ali Zeggwagh, Antonio Anzueto, Jacob I Sznajder, Andres Esteban
PURPOSE: To analyze the relationship between hypercapnia developing within the first 48 h after the start of mechanical ventilation and outcome in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of three prospective non-interventional cohort studies focusing on ARDS patients from 927 intensive care units (ICUs) in 40 countries. These patients received mechanical ventilation for more than 12 h during 1-month periods in 1998, 2004, and 2010...
February 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089477/bioimpedance-and-fluid-status-in-children-and-adolescents-treated-with-dialysis
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Gregorio P Milani, Jaap W Groothoff, Federica A Vianello, Emilio F Fossali, Fabio Paglialonga, Alberto Edefonti, Carlo Agostoni, Dario Consonni, Dewi van Harskamp, Johannes B van Goudoever, Henk Schierbeek, Michiel J S Oosterveld
BACKGROUND: Assessment of hydration status in patients with chronic kidney failure treated by dialysis is crucial for clinical management decisions. Dilution techniques are considered the gold standard for measurement of body fluid volumes, but they are unfit for day-to-day care. Multifrequency bioimpedance has been shown to be of help in clinical practice in adults and its use in children and adolescents has been advocated. We investigated whether application of multifrequency bioimpedance is appropriate for total-body water (TBW) and extracellular water (ECW) measurement in children and adolescents on dialysis therapy...
January 12, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078809/three-year-analysis-of-repeated-laboratory-tests-for-the-markers-total-cholesterol-ferritin-vitamin-d-vitamin-b12-and-folate-in-a-large-research-and-teaching-hospital-in-italy
#9
Monica Lanzoni, Marco Fornili, Irene Felicetta, Rita Maiavacca, Elia Biganzoli, Silvana Castaldi
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The increasing number of diagnostic tests requests all over the world is a problem that can partially be explained by inappropriate testing. Impact on the total costs of health systems becomes relevant when tests are performed in a large amount. In this paper, retesting of total cholesterol, ferritin, vitamin B12 , vitamin D, and folate is assessed. METHODS: The Quality Unit of Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico di Milano (Fondazione) decided to perform a first assessment of the appropriate use of the laboratory tests cholesterol, ferritin, vitamin B12 , vitamin D, and folate focusing on the retesting interval for the same patient in the time period January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2014, in every care setting...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040358/bladder-endometriosis-a-systematic-review-of-pathogenesis-diagnosis-treatment-impact-on-fertility-and-risk-of-malignant-transformation
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REVIEW
Umberto Leone Roberti Maggiore, Simone Ferrero, Massimo Candiani, Edgardo Somigliana, Paola Viganò, Paolo Vercellini
CONTEXT: The bladder is the most common site affected in urinary tract endometriosis. There is controversy regarding the pathogenesis, clinical management (diagnosis and treatment), impact on fertility, and risk of malignant transformation of bladder endometriosis (BE). OBJECTIVE: To systematically evaluate evidence regarding the pathogenesis, diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment, impact on female fertility, and risk of malignant transformation of BE. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A systematic review of PubMed/Medline from inception until October 2016 was performed in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-analysis (PRISMA) statement and was registered in the PROSPERO registry (www...
December 28, 2016: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039759/human-papillomavirus-hpv-persistence-and-hpv-31-predict-the-risk-of-recurrence-in-high-grade-vaginal-intraepithelial-neoplasia
#11
Giorgio Bogani, Fabio Martinelli, Antonino Ditto, Francesca Taverna, Claudia Lombardo, Mauro Signorelli, Valentina Chiappa, Umberto Leone Roberti Maggiore, Caterina Fontanella, Ilaria Sabatucci, Chiara Borghi, Dario Recalcati, Alice Indini, Domenica Lorusso, Francesco Raspagliesi
OBJECTIVE: High-grade vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia (vaginal HSIL) represents an uncommon entity. Here, we sought to identify predictors for recurrence and risk factor for developing genital cancers after primary treatment for vaginal HSIL. METHODS: Data of consecutive 5104 women who had human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA test were searched for identify women with histological confirmed vaginal HSIL. Disease-free interval and the risk of developing HPV-related gynecological cancers were assessed using Kaplan-Meier and Cox proportional hazard models...
December 23, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038493/electrotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-patients-affected-by-rabies-experiments-conducted-at-the-maggiore-hospital-of-milan-in-1865
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Silvia Marinozzi, Matteo Gulino, Valentina Gazzaniga
During the nineteenth century, the scientific context of rabies treatment was weak due to the lack of the literature on specific nosology of the rabies disease, and unspecific and ineffective therapy approaches. Electrotherapy already represented an important therapeutic approach for nervous system diseases, although not specifically for rabies. In the present paper, the authors discuss the use of electrotherapy in the treatment of humans affected by rabies in an experimental study conducted at the Maggiore Hospital of Milan, with the aim of establishing the discovery of a possible specific therapy...
December 2016: Acta Medico-historica Adriatica: AMHA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988058/the-relative-biological-effectiveness-of-antiprotons
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Michael H Holzscheiter, Jan Alsner, Niels Bassler, Rebecca Boll, Massimo Caccia, Helge Knudsen, Carl Maggiore, Jørgen B Petersen, Stefan Sellner, Tina Straße, Brita Singers Sørensen, Jens Overgaard
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Aside from the enhancement of physical dose deposited by antiprotons annihilating in tissue-like material compared to protons of the same range a further increase of biological effective dose has been demonstrated. This enhancement can be expressed in an increase of the relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of antiprotons near the end of range. We have performed the first-ever direct measurement of the RBE of antiprotons both at rest and in flight. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Experimental data were generated on the RBE of an antiproton beam entering a tissue-like target consisting of V79 cells embedded in gelatin with an energy providing a range of approximately 10cm...
December 2016: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942790/is-mirabegron-equally-as-effective-when-used-as-first-or-second-line-therapy-in-women-with-overactive-bladder
#14
Maurizio Serati, Umberto Leone Roberti Maggiore, Paola Sorice, Simona Cantaluppi, Enrico Finazzi Agrò, Fabio Ghezzi
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: No previous studies have investigated the efficacy of mirabegron 50 mg as the first-line therapy in OAB patients. Hence, the primary objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of mirabegron in treatment-naive patients in comparison with those who had discontinued antimuscarinic therapy because of insufficient efficacy. METHODS: All consecutive women who had pure OAB symptoms (including urgency with or without urgency incontinence and frequency) for at least 3 months were considered for this study...
December 10, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924688/susceptibility-to-vaccine-preventable-diseases-and-vaccination-adherence-among-healthcare-workers-in-italy-a-cross-sectional-survey-at-a-regional-acute-care-university-hospital-and-a-systematic-review
#15
Umberto Leone Roberti Maggiore, Carolina Scala, Alessandra Toletone, Nicoletta Debarbieri, Mauro Perria, Beatrice D'Amico, Alfredo Montecucco, Mariano Martini, Guglielmo Dini, Paolo Durando
Healthcare Workers (HCWs) have an increased risk both to acquire and to spread vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) both to their colleagues and, especially, to vulnerable patients. The prevention of occupational hazards among HCWs is based on proper adoption of the standard and additional precautions, immunizations, and secondary preventive measures, such as post-exposure prophylaxis. Moreover, HCWs are often referred to as the most trusted source of vaccine-related information for their patients. In the present article, we report the findings of a cross-sectional study investigating the compliance to vaccinations among HCWs employed at the Obstetric Unit of a regional acute-care University Hospital in Northern Italy...
February 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914908/association-between-ventilatory-settings-and-development-of-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients-due-to-brain-injury
#16
Eva Tejerina, Paolo Pelosi, Alfonso Muriel, Oscar Peñuelas, Yuda Sutherasan, Fernando Frutos-Vivar, Nicolás Nin, Andrew R Davies, Fernando Rios, Damian A Violi, Konstantinos Raymondos, Javier Hurtado, Marco González, Bin Du, Pravin Amin, Salvatore M Maggiore, Arnaud W Thille, Marco Antonio Soares, Manuel Jibaja, Asisclo J Villagomez, Michael A Kuiper, Younsuck Koh, Rui P Moreno, Amine Ali Zeggwagh, Dimitrios Matamis, Antonio Anzueto, Niall D Ferguson, Andrés Esteban
PURPOSE: In neurologically critically ill patients with mechanical ventilation (MV), the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a major contributor to morbidity and mortality, but the role of ventilatory management has been scarcely evaluated. We evaluate the association of tidal volume, level of PEEP and driving pressure with the development of ARDS in a population of patients with brain injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of a prospective, observational study on mechanical ventilation...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900093/primary-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumour-of-the-ileum-pre-operatively-diagnosed-as-an-abdominal-abscess
#17
Patrizia Rubini, Francesco Tartamella
The present case report described the acute presentation, diagnosis and management of a primary gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) of the ileum. A male patient (age, 51 years) was admitted to Maggiore Hospital (Parma, Italy) due to presenting with fever, dysuria and lower abdominal pain. Ultrasonography and computed tomography showed a 7,5×5,5-cm pelvic mass containing air and purulent fluid indicative of an intraperitoneal abscess. The patient was subjected to diagnostic laparoscopy, which revealed a huge, soft cystic mass arising from the small bowel...
November 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888705/chemotherapy-related-leukopenia-as-a-biomarker-predicting-survival-outcomes-in-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer
#18
Giorgio Bogani, Ilaria Sabatucci, Giuseppa Maltese, Francesca Lecce, Mauro Signorelli, Fabio Martinelli, Valentina Chiappa, Alice Indini, Umberto Leone Roberti Maggiore, Chiara Borghi, Giovanni Fucà, Antonino Ditto, Francesco Raspagliesi, Domenica Lorusso
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of hematologic toxicity and leukopenia in locally advanced cervical cancer patients undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT). STUDY DESIGN: Data of consecutive patients undergoing platinum-based NACT followed by surgery were retrospectively searched in order to evaluate the impact of chemotherapy-related toxicity on survival outcomes. Toxicity was graded per the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAEv.4.03). Survival outcomes were evaluated using Kaplan-Meir and Cox hazard models...
January 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882895/planar-maneuvering-control-of-underwater-snake-robots-using-virtual-holonomic-constraints
#19
Anna M Kohl, Eleni Kelasidi, Alireza Mohammadi, Manfredi Maggiore, Kristin Y Pettersen
This paper investigates the problem of planar maneuvering control for bio-inspired underwater snake robots that are exposed to unknown ocean currents. The control objective is to make a neutrally buoyant snake robot which is subject to hydrodynamic forces and ocean currents converge to a desired planar path and traverse the path with a desired velocity. The proposed feedback control strategy enforces virtual constraints which encode biologically inspired gaits on the snake robot configuration. The virtual constraints, parametrized by states of dynamic compensators, are used to regulate the orientation and forward speed of the snake robot...
November 24, 2016: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873183/interdisciplinary-oncology-education-a-national-survey-of-trainees-and-program-directors-in-the-united-states
#20
Adil S Akthar, Christopher D Hellekson, Sabha Ganai, Olwen M Hahn, Ronald J Maggiore, Ezra E Cohen, Mitchell C Posner, Steven J Chmura, Andrew R Howard, Daniel W Golden
Oncologists must have a strong understanding of collaborating specialties in order to deliver optimal cancer care. The objective of this study was to quantify current interdisciplinary oncology education among oncology training programs across the USA, identify effective teaching modalities, and assess communication skills training. Web-based surveys were sent to oncology trainees and program directors (PDs) across the USA on April 1, 2013 and October 8, 2013, respectively. Question responses were Yes/No, five-point Likert scales (1 = not at all, 2 = somewhat, 3 = moderately, 4 = quite, 5 = extremely), or free response...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
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