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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813709/natural-history-of-localized-and-locally-advanced-lung-atypical-carcinoid-after-complete-resection-a-joined-french-italian-multicentric-retrospective-study
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Francesca Marciello, Olaf Mercier, Piero Ferolla, Jean-Yves Scoazec, Pier Luigi Filosso, Alain Chapelier, Gianluca Guggino, Roberto Monaco, Franco Grimaldi, Stefano Pizzolitto, Joël Guygay, Bertrand Richard de Latour, Dario Giuffrida, Elisabeth Longchampt, Vincent Thomas de Montpreville, Élie Fadel, Annamaria Colao, David Planchard, Mauro Papotti, Antongiulio Faggiano, Eric Baudin
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August 17, 2017: Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803169/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-without-cortical-venous-reflux
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Daniel A Tonetti, Bradley A Gross, Brian T Jankowitz, Kyle M Atcheson, Hideyuki Kano, Edward A Monaco, Ajay Niranjan, L Dade Lunsford
BACKGROUND: The rationale for treatment of dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVF) without cortical venous reflux is symptomatic resolution. Most studies of dural arteriovenous fistula treatment, including those for stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), have focused on angiographic obliteration instead of clinical symptomatic outcome. METHODS: The authors evaluated their institutional experience with SRS for cerebral dAVFs without cortical venous reflux from 1991 to 2016, evaluating angiographic and clinical outcomes, focusing on the course of pulsatile tinnitus and/or ocular symptoms after treatment...
August 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796733/outcomes-of-immediate-internal-pudendal-artery-perforator-flap-reconstruction-for-irradiated-abdominoperineal-resection-defects
#3
Pedro S Coltro, Fábio F Busnardo, Franklin C Mônaco Filho, Marcelo V Olivan, Lincoln S Millan, Victor A Grillo, Carlos F Marques, Caio S Nahas, Sérgio C Nahas, Ulysses Ribeiro, Rolf Gemperli
BACKGROUND: There are many previous reports for using the internal pudendal artery perforator flap in vulvovaginal reconstruction; however, reports of this flap for perineal reconstruction after abdominoperineal excision of the rectum are scarce. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of immediate internal pudendal artery perforator flap reconstruction for irradiated abdominoperineal resection defects. DESIGN: This was a prospective case series...
September 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794652/stent-tunnel-technique-to-save-thrombosed-native-hemodialysis-fistula-with-extensive-venous-aneurysm
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Martin Rabellino, Guillermo J Rosa-Diez, Sergio A Shinzato, Pablo Rodriguez, Oscar A Peralta, Maria S Crucelegui, Rosario Luxardo, Agustina Heredia-Martinez, Mariela I Bedini-Rocca, Ricardo D García-Mónaco
INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE: The increasing number of patients undergoing hemodialysis and the limited number of access sites have resulted in an increasing number of techniques to maintain vascular access for hemodialysis. Thrombosed arteriovenous (AV) fistulas with large venous aneurysms have poor treatment results, with both endovascular and surgical techniques, leading to a high rate of definitive AV access loss. The purpose of this study was to review the feasibility and initial results of this novel endovascular treatment of thrombosed AV fistulas with large venous aneurysms...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763180/-improving-operating-room-efficiency-an-observational-and-multidimensional-approach-in-the-san-camillo-forlanini-hospital-rome
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Lucia Mitello, Fabrizio D'Alba, Francesca Milito, Cinzia Monaco, Daniela Orazi, Daniela Battilana, Anna Rita Marucci, Angelo Longo, Roberto Latina
AIM: The management of operating rooms (ORs) is a complex process which requires an effective organizational scheme. In order to amore convinient allocation of resources a rigorous monitoring plan is needed to ensure operating rooms performances. All the necessary actions should be taken to improve the quality of the planning and scheduling procedure. METHODS: Between April-December, 2016 an organizational analysis has been carried out on the performances of the A...
April 2017: Professioni Infermieristiche
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761391/the-accuracy-of-treatment-planning-system-dose-modelling-in-the-presence-of-brass-mesh-bolus
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Neil Richmond
AIM: This work assesses the dosimetric accuracy of three commercial treatment planning system (TPS) photon dose calculation algorithms in the presence of brass mesh used as a bolus. BACKGROUND: Bolus material is used in radiotherapy to provide dose build-up where superficial tissues require irradiation. They are generally water equivalent but high density materials can also be used. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Dose calculations were performed on Monaco and Masterplan TPS (Elekta AB, Sweden) using phantoms defined by the three DICOM CT image sets of water equivalent blocks (no bolus, 1 layer and 2 layers of brass mesh) exported from the CT scanner...
September 2017: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742079/the-dcdc2-deletion-is-not-a-risk-factor-for-dyslexia
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T S Scerri, E Macpherson, A Martinelli, W C Wa, A P Monaco, J Stein, M Zheng, C Suk-Han Ho, C McBride, M Snowling, C Hulme, M E Hayiou-Thomas, M M Y Waye, J B Talcott, S Paracchini
Dyslexia is a specific impairment in learning to read and has strong heritability. An intronic deletion within the DCDC2 gene, with ~8% frequency in European populations, is increasingly used as a marker for dyslexia in neuroimaging and behavioral studies. At a mechanistic level, this deletion has been proposed to influence sensory processing capacity, and in particular sensitivity to visual coherent motion. Our re-assessment of the literature, however, did not reveal strong support for a role of this specific deletion in dyslexia...
July 25, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741892/dose-comparison-between-gafchromic-film-xio-and-monaco-treatment-planning-systems-in-a-novel-pelvic-phantom-that-contains-a-titanium-hip-prosthesis
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Nicholas Ade, F C P du Plessis
The presence of metallic prostheses during external beam radiotherapy of malignancies in the pelvic region has the potential to strongly influence the dose distribution to the target and to tissue surrounded by the prostheses. This study systematically investigates the perturbation effects of unilateral titanium prosthesis on 6 and 15 MV photon beam dose distributions using Gafchromic EBT2 film measurements in a novel pelvic phantom made out of a stack of nylon slices. Comparisons were also made between the film data and dose calculations made on XiO and Monaco treatment planning systems...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736293/zirconia-based-versus-metal-based-single-crowns-veneered-with-overpressing-ceramic-for-restoration-of-posterior-endodontically-treated-teeth-5-year-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-study
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Carlo Monaco, Altin Llukacej, Paolo Baldissara, Antonio Arena, Roberto Scotti
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this 5-year randomized controlled trial was to compare the longevity and clinical behavior of single posterior crowns made with pressable ceramic on zirconia and on metal frameworks, and if failures occur, to delineate the contributing factors. METHODS: 72 patients, who needed the covering of at least a molar and/or premolar, were included in the study. All teeth were endodontically treated, with absence of periapical lesion or active periodontitis...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732606/visual-performance-after-bilateral-implantation-of-2-new-presbyopia-correcting-intraocular-lenses-trifocal-versus-extended-range-of-vision
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Gaspare Monaco, Mariangela Gari, Fabio Di Censo, Andrea Poscia, Giada Ruggi, Antonio Scialdone
PURPOSE: To compare the visual outcomes and quality of vision of 2 new diffractive multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs) with those of a monofocal IOL. SETTING: Fatebenefratelli e Oftalmico Hospital, Milan, Italy. DESIGN: Prospective case series. METHODS: Patients had bilateral cataract surgery with implantation of a trifocal IOL (Panoptix), an extended-range-of-vision IOL (Symfony), or a monofocal IOL (SN60WF). Postoperative examinations included assessing distance, intermediate, and near visual acuity; binocular defocus; intraocular and total aberrations; point-spread function (PSF); modulation transfer function (MTF); retinal straylight; and quality-of-vision (QoV) and spectacle-dependence questionnaires...
June 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721057/safety-tolerability-and-risks-associated-with-first-and-second-generation-antipsychotics-a-state-of-the-art-clinical-review
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REVIEW
Marco Solmi, Andrea Murru, Isabella Pacchiarotti, Juan Undurraga, Nicola Veronese, Michele Fornaro, Brendon Stubbs, Francesco Monaco, Eduard Vieta, Mary V Seeman, Christoph U Correll, André F Carvalho
Since the discovery of chlorpromazine (CPZ) in 1952, first-generation antipsychotics (FGAs) have revolutionized psychiatric care in terms of facilitating discharge from hospital and enabling large numbers of patients with severe mental illness (SMI) to be treated in the community. Second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) ushered in a progressive shift from the paternalistic management of SMI symptoms to a patient-centered approach, which emphasized targets important to patients - psychosocial functioning, quality of life, and recovery...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713847/next-generation-sequencing-of-the-dna-virome-from-fecal-samples
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Cynthia L Monaco, Douglas S Kwon
Herein we describe a detailed protocol for DNA virome analysis of low input human stool samples (Monaco et al., 2016). This protocol is divided into four main steps: 1) stool samples are pulverized to evenly distribute microbial matter; 2) stool is enriched for virus-like particles and DNA is extracted by phenol-chloroform; 3) purified DNA is multiple-strand displacement amplified (MDA) and fragmented; and 4) libraries are constructed and sequenced using Illumina Miseq. Subsequent sequence analysis for viral sequence identification should be sensitive but stringent...
March 5, 2017: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710141/perspective-improving-nutritional-guidelines-for-sustainable-health-policies-current-status-and-perspectives
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Paolo Magni, Dennis M Bier, Sergio Pecorelli, Carlo Agostoni, Arne Astrup, Furio Brighenti, Robert Cook, Emanuela Folco, Luigi Fontana, Robert A Gibson, Ranieri Guerra, Gordon H Guyatt, John Pa Ioannidis, Ann S Jackson, David M Klurfeld, Maria Makrides, Basil Mathioudakis, Alessandro Monaco, Chirag J Patel, Giorgio Racagni, Holger J Schünemann, Raanan Shamir, Niv Zmora, Andrea Peracino
A large body of evidence supports the notion that incorrect or insufficient nutrition contributes to disease development. A pivotal goal is thus to understand what exactly is appropriate and what is inappropriate in food ingestion and the consequent nutritional status and health. The effective application of these concepts requires the translation of scientific information into practical approaches that have a tangible and measurable impact at both individual and population levels. The agenda for the future is expected to support available methodology in nutrition research to personalize guideline recommendations, properly grading the quality of the available evidence, promoting adherence to the well-established evidence hierarchy in nutrition, and enhancing strategies for appropriate vetting and transparent reporting that will solidify the recommendations for health promotion...
July 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707122/segond-s-fracture-a-biomechanical-cadaveric-study-using-navigation
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E Monaco, Daniele Mazza, A Redler, D Lupariello, R Lanzetti, M Guzzini, A Ferretti
BACKGROUND: Segond's fracture is a well-recognised radiological sign of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. While previous studies evaluated the role of the anterolateral ligament (ALL) and complex injuries on rotational stability of the knee, there are no studies on the biomechanical effect of Segond's fracture in an ACL deficient knee. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a Segond's fracture on knee rotation stability as evaluated by a navigation system in an ACL deficient knee...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705105/clinical-outcomes-of-secondary-prevention-strategies-for-young-patients-with-cryptogenic-stroke-and-patent-foramen-ovale
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Alessandra Danese, Chiara Stegagno, Giampaolo Tomelleri, Anna Piccoli, Giulia Turri, Monica Carletti, Andrea Variola, Maurizio Anselmi, Sara Mazzucco, Angela Ferrara, Paolo Bovi, Nicola Micheletti, Manuel Cappellari, Salvatore Monaco, Corrado Vassanelli, Flavio Ribichini
Background The aim of this study was to compare the immediate and long-term clinical outcomes of medical therapy and percutaneous patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure as secondary prevention strategies in patients younger than 55 years of age presenting with cryptogenic stroke and PFO. Methods Between January 2006 and April 2015, all patients with the diagnosis of cryptogenic stroke and PFO were analysed and prospectively followed. Stroke was confirmed in 159 out of 309 patients (51%). In the remaining cases, other neurological conditions were found and therefore excluded from further analysis...
August 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704594/critical-diagnoses-in-cytopathology-experience-at-a-large-medical-center
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Juan Xing, Lindsey Seigh, Sara E Monaco, N Paul Ohori, Samuel A Yousem, Rajnikant Amin, Liron Pantanowitz
BACKGROUND: Critical values have been well established and accepted in laboratory medicine, but to the authors' knowledge are less well accepted in anatomic pathology. Herein, the authors used a reporting process whereby reports with critical diagnoses were coded to ensure that the patient's clinical team was promptly notified electronically of this finding. The aim of the current study was to determine whether this coding mechanism was used appropriately for critical cytopathology diagnoses in the study health care system...
July 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701547/ageing-does-not-affect-the-intralimb-coordination-elicited-by-slip-like-perturbation-of-different-intensities
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Federica Aprigliano, Dario Martelli, Peppino Tropea, Guido Pasquini, Silvestro Micera, Vito Monaco
This study was aimed at verifying whether ageing modifies intralimb coordination strategy during corrective responses elicited by unexpected slip-like perturbations delivered during steady walking on a treadmill. To this end, ten young and ten elderly subjects were asked to manage unexpected slippages of different intensities. We analyzed the planar covariation law of the lower limb segments, using the principal component analysis, in order to verify whether elevation angles of older subjects covaried along a plane, before and after the perturbation...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698173/interferon-regulatory-factor-5-controls-necrotic-core-formation-in-atherosclerotic-lesions-by-impairing-efferocytosis
#18
Anusha N Seneviratne, Andreas O Edsfeldt, Jennifer E Cole, Christina Kassiteridi, Maarten Swart, Inhye Park, Patricia Green, Tariq E Khoyratty, David G Saliba, Michael E Goddard, Stephen N Sansom, Isabel Goncalves, Rob Krams, Irina A Udalova, Claudia Monaco
Background -Myeloid cells are central to atherosclerotic lesion development and vulnerable plaque formation. Impaired ability of arterial phagocytes to uptake apoptotic cells (efferocytosis), promotes lesion growth and establishment of a necrotic core. The transcription factor Interferon Regulatory Factor (IRF)-5 is an important modulator of myeloid function and programming. We sought to investigate whether IRF5 affects the formation and phenotype of atherosclerotic lesions. Methods -We investigated the role of IRF5 in atherosclerosis in two complementary models...
July 11, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689989/the-long-variant-of-human-ileal-bile-acid-binding-protein-associated-with-colorectal-cancer-exhibits-sub-cellular-localization-and-lipid-binding-behaviour-distinct-from-those-of-the-common-isoform
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Mariapina D'Onofrio, Serena Zanzoni, Francesca Munari, Hugo L Monaco, Michael Assfalg, Stefano Capaldi
BACKGROUND: Ileal bile acid-binding protein, IBABP, participates in the intracellular trafficking of bile salts and influences their signaling activities. The recently discovered variant, IBABP-L, bearing an N-terminal 49-amino acid extension, was found to be associated with colorectal cancer and to protect cancer cells from the cytotoxic effects of deoxycholate. However, the precise function and the molecular properties of this variant are currently unknown. METHODS: Bioinformatics tools and confocal microscopy were used to investigate the sub-cellular localization of IBABP-L; protein dynamics, ligand binding and interaction with membrane models were studied by 2D NMR and fluorescence spectroscopy...
September 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683574/impact-of-the-curve-diameter-and-laser-settings-on-laser-fiber-fracture
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Mattieu Haddad, Esteban Emiliani, Yann Rouchausse, Frederic Coste, Steeve Doizi, Laurent Berthe, Salvatore Butticé, Bhaskar Somani, Olivier Traxer
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the risk factors for laser fiber fractures when deflected to form a curve, including laser settings, size of the laser fiber, and the fiber bending diameter. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Single-use 272 and 365 μm fibers (Rocamed(®), Monaco) were employed along with a holmium laser (Rocamed). Five different fiber curve diameters were tested: 9, 12, 15, 18, and 20 mm. Fragmentation and dusting settings were used at a theoretical power of 7.5 W...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Endourology
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