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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920569/does-calcium-channel-blockade-have-a-role-in-prevention-of-expression-of-sepsis-in-renal-transplant-recipients
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John A D'Elia, Ray E Gleason, Anthony P Monaco, Larry A Weinrauch
Many antihypertensive agents have been demonstrated to assist in preservation of kidney function, among them those that modulate calcium channels. Calcium channel blockers may also be of value in protecting hemodialysis patients from complications of sepsis. In diabetic recipients of kidney transplant allografts treated with cyclosporine, calcium channel blockade has been retrospectively linked to improved graft preservation and to fewer episodes of sepsis. This brief review outlines clinical and experimental publications on potential protection from sepsis by addition of calcium channel blockers to standard antibiotic therapy in individuals who may or may not have normal kidney function, or in the presence or absence of immunosuppression...
2016: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918649/big-data-from-small-samples-informatics-of-next-generation-sequencing-in-cytopathology
#2
REVIEW
Sinchita Roy-Chowdhuri, Somak Roy, Sara E Monaco, Mark J Routbort, Liron Pantanowitz
The rapid adoption of next-generation sequencing (NGS) in clinical molecular laboratories has redefined the practice of cytopathology. Instead of simply being used as a diagnostic tool, cytopathology has evolved into a practice providing important genomic information that guides clinical management. The recent emphasis on maximizing limited-volume cytology samples for ancillary molecular studies, including NGS, requires cytopathologists not only to be more involved in specimen collection and processing techniques but also to be aware of downstream testing and informatics issues...
December 5, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906121/one-health-training-and-research-activities-in-western-europe
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Reina Sikkema, Marion Koopmans
INTRODUCTION: The increase in emerging human infectious diseases that have a zoonotic origin and the increasing resistance of microorganisms to antimicrobial drugs have shown the need for collaborations between the human, animal and environmental health sectors. The One Health concept increasingly receives recognition from policy makers and researchers all over the world. This overview compiled research and education activities in the area of One Health in Western Europe (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Portugal, Scandinavia, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom (UK), with a focus on infectious diseases...
2016: Infection Ecology & Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894506/a-non-surgical-treatment-for-inferior-vena-cava-pseudoaneurysm-post-hepatectomy
#4
Pamela Ines Causa Andrieu, Natalia Gomez, Martin Jose Rabellino, Juan Pejokl, Ricardo Garcia-Monaco
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 25, 2016: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889503/gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-uveal-metastases-report-of-three-cases-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#5
William J Ares, Daniel Tonetti, Jenny Y Yu, Edward A Monaco, John C Flickinger, L Dade Lunsford
PURPOSE: Uveal metastases are ophthalmologic tumors that have historically been treated by fractionated external beam radiation therapy or invasive brachytherapy. The need for rapid response and less invasive management options led the authors to explore the use of Gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for this common problem. DESIGN: Interventional case series. METHODS: Intervention: In order to prevent eye movement during the procedure, all three patients underwent a retrobulbar anesthetic block followed by magnetic resonance imaging to detect the target...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885823/novel-functionalization-strategies-of-polymeric-nanoparticles-as-carriers-for-brain-medications
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Corinne Portioli, Michele Bovi, Donatella Benati, Marta Donini, Massimiliano Perduca, Alessandro Romeo, Stefano Dusi, Hugo L Monaco, Marina Bentivoglio
For targeted brain delivery, nanoparticles (NPs) should bypass the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Novel functionalization strategies, based on low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) binding domain, have been here tested to increase the brain targeting efficacy of poly d,l-lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) NPs, biodegradable and suited for biomedical applications. Custom-made PLGA NPs were functionalized with an apolipoprotein E modified peptide (pep-apoE) responsible for LDLR binding, or with lipocalin-type prostaglandin-d-synthase (L-PGDS), highly expressed in the brain...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876058/a-novel-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-murine-model-closer-to-the-standard-clinical-scenario
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Thais Bascuas, María Moreno, Amy Mónaco, Laura Reyes, Andrea Paolino, Patricia Oliver, María G Kramer, Henry Engler, José P Pacheco, Sofía Grille, José A Chabalgoity
BACKGROUND: Non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) are the most frequent hemato-oncological malignancies. Despite recent major advances in treatment, a substantial proportion of patients relapses highlighting the need for new therapeutic modalities. Promissory results obtained in pre-clinical studies are usually not translated when moving into clinical trials. Pre-clinical studies are mainly conducted in animals with high tumor burden; instead patients undergo chemotherapy as first line of treatment and most likely are under remission when immunotherapies are applied...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874839/online-access-and-motivation-of-tutors-of-health-professions-higher-education
#8
Federico Monaco, Leopoldo Sarli, Massimo Guasconi, Emanuela Alfieri
The case study of PUNTOZERO as an open web lab for activities, research and support to 5 Master's courses for the health professions is described. A virtual learning environment integrated in a much wider network including social networks and open resources was experimented on for five Master's Courses for the health professions at the University of Parma. A social learning approach might be applied by the engagement of motivated and skilled tutors. This is not only needed for the improvement and integration of the digital and collaborative dimension in higher education, but it aims to introduce issues and biases of emerging e-health and online networking dimensions for future healthcare professionals...
November 22, 2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870878/3d-vmat-verification-based-on-monte-carlo-log-file-simulation-with-experimental-feedback-from-film-dosimetry
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A R Barbeiro, A Ureba, J A Baeza, R Linares, M Perucha, E Jiménez-Ortega, S Velázquez, J C Mateos, A Leal
A model based on a specific phantom, called QuAArC, has been designed for the evaluation of planning and verification systems of complex radiotherapy treatments, such as volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT). This model uses the high accuracy provided by the Monte Carlo (MC) simulation of log files and allows the experimental feedback from the high spatial resolution of films hosted in QuAArC. This cylindrical phantom was specifically designed to host films rolled at different radial distances able to take into account the entrance fluence and the 3D dose distribution...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866029/understanding-the-structural-features-of-symptomatic-calcific-aortic-valve-stenosis-a-broad-spectrum-clinico-pathologic-study-in-236-consecutive-surgical-cases
#10
Daniela Galli, Roberta Manuguerra, Rodolfo Monaco, Laura Manotti, Matteo Goldoni, Gabriella Becchi, Cecilia Carubbi, Giulia Vignali, Nicola Cucurachi, Tiziano Gherli, Francesco Nicolini, Roberto Lorusso, Marco Vitale, Domenico Corradi
BACKGROUND: With age, aortic valve cusps undergo varying degrees of sclerosis which, sometimes, can progress to calcific aortic valve stenosis (AVS). To perform a retrospective clinico-pathologic investigation in patients with calcific AVS. METHODS: We characterized and graded the structural remodeling in 236 aortic valves (200 tricuspid and 36 bicuspid) from patients with calcific AVS (148 males; average 72years); possible relationships between general/clinical/echocardiographic characteristics and the histopathologic changes were explored...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865317/revisional-surgery-of-the-diabetic-charcot-foot-and-ankle
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REVIEW
Patrick R Burns, Spencer J Monaco
Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN) is a difficult problem for the foot and ankle surgeon. If surgery is required, little is known or available regarding the best methods and timing. When the initial attempt of reconstruction fails, revision of CN is even more demanding. One must take in to account all aspects, including nutrition, vascular status, infection control, short- and long-term blood glucose management, as well as other factors requiring laboratory monitoring and consult services. Once optimized, the biomechanics of the deformity can be addressed and decisions can be made on fixation devices...
January 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863715/kawasaki-disease-and-immunisation-standardised-case-definition-guidelines-for-data-collection-analysis
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Linny Kimly Phuong, Caterina Bonetto, Jim Buttery, Yolanda Brauchli Pernus, Rebecca Chandler, Karen L Goldenthal, Merita Kucuku, Giuseppe Monaco, Barbara Pahud, Stanford T Shulman, Karina A Top, Rolando Ulloa-Gutierrez, Frederick Varricchio, Sarah de Ferranti, Jane W Newburger, Nagib Dahdah, Surjit Singh, Jan Bonhoeffer, David Burgner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 12, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820758/costs-and-work-loss-burden-of-diagnosed-opioid-abuse-among-employees-on-workers-compensation-or-short-term-disability
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Stephen S Johnston, Andrea H Alexander, Elizabeth T Masters, Jack Mardekian, David Semel, Elisabetta Malangone-Monaco, Ellen Riehle, Kathleen Wilson, Alesia Sadosky
OBJECTIVE: To compare 12-month healthcare costs between employees with versus without diagnosed opioid abuse within 12 months after an injury-related workers' compensation (WC) or short-term disability (STD) claim. METHODS: Retrospective study using 2003 to 2014 US insurance claims linked to administrative data on WC/STD claims. Multivariable models compared healthcare costs between employees with versus without diagnosed opioid abuse. RESULTS: Study included 107,975 opioid-treated employees with an injury-related WC or STD claim...
November 2016: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810914/nuclear-calcium-is-required-for-human-t-cell-activation
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Sara Monaco, Beate Jahraus, Yvonne Samstag, Hilmar Bading
Calcium signals in stimulated T cells are generally considered single entities that merely trigger immune responses, whereas costimulatory events specify the type of reaction. Here we show that the "T cell calcium signal" is a composite signal harboring two distinct components that antagonistically control genomic programs underlying the immune response. Using human T cells from healthy individuals, we establish nuclear calcium as a key signal in human T cell adaptogenomics that drives T cell activation and is required for signaling to cyclic adenosine monophosphate response element-binding protein and the induction of CD25, CD69, interleukin-2, and γ-interferon...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804276/impact-of-disease-duration-and-cardiovascular-dysautonomia-on-hypertension-in-parkinson-s-disease
#15
Davide L Vetrano, Maria S Pisciotta, Vincenzo Brandi, Maria R Lo Monaco, Alice Laudisio, Graziano Onder, Domenico Fusco, Paolo D L Angiocola, Anna R Bentivoglio, Roberto Bernabei, Giuseppe Zuccalà
The authors evaluated the association of Parkinson's disease (PD) duration with hypertension, assessed by office measurements and 24-hour (ambulatory) monitoring, in 167 patients. Hypertension was evaluated through both office and ambulatory blood pressure (BP) measurements. Among participants (mean age 73.4±7.6 years; 35% women), the prevalence of hypertension was 60% and 69% according to office and ambulatory BP measurements, respectively (Cohen's k=0.61; P<.001). PD duration was inversely associated with hypertension as diagnosed by office measurements (odds ratio [OR], 0...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798793/weight-regain-10%C3%A2-years-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
#16
Daniela Vicinansa Monaco-Ferreira, Vânia Aparecida Leandro-Merhi
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate weight regain and the associated variables 10 years after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. METHOD: This retrospective study recruited patients submitted to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (N = 166) for a 10-year follow-up. The following variables were investigated: body mass index (BMI), percentage of excess weight loss (%EWL), weight regain (WR), and percentage of weight regain (%WG). The chi-squared test or Fisher's exact test compared proportions, and the Mann-Whitney test compared numerical measurements between the groups...
October 31, 2016: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779872/the-activation-of-carboxylic-acids-via-self-assembly-asymmetric-organocatalysis-a-combined-experimental-and-computational-investigation
#17
Mattia Riccardo Monaco, Daniele Fazzi, Nobuya Tsuji, Markus Leutzsch, Saihu Liao, Walter Thiel, Benjamin List
The heterodimerizing self-assembly between a phosphoric acid catalyst and a carboxylic acid has recently been established as a new activation mode in Brønsted acid catalysis. In this article, we present a comprehensive mechanistic investigation on this activation principle, which eventually led to its elucidation. Detailed studies are reported, including computational investigations on the supramolecular heterodimer, kinetic studies on the catalytic cycle, and a thorough analysis of transition states by DFT calculations for the rationalization of the catalyst structure-selectivity relationship...
October 25, 2016: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777086/interdomain-interactions-rearrangements-control-the-reaction-steps-of-a-thermostable-dna-alkyltransferase
#18
Castrese Morrone, Riccardo Miggiano, Mario Serpe, Alberto Massarotti, Anna Valenti, Giovanni Del Monaco, Mosè Rossi, Franca Rossi, Menico Rizzi, Giuseppe Perugino, Maria Ciaramella
BACKGROUND: Alkylated DNA-protein alkyltransferases (AGTs) are conserved proteins that repair alkylation damage in DNA by using a single-step mechanism leading to irreversible alkylation of the catalytic cysteine in the active site. Trans-alkylation induces inactivation and destabilization of the protein, both in vitro and in vivo, likely triggering conformational changes. A complete picture of structural rearrangements occurring during the reaction cycle is missing, despite considerable interest raised by the peculiarity of AGT reaction, and the contribution of a functional AGT in limiting the efficacy of chemotherapy with alkylating drugs...
October 22, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776540/the-alliance-between-genetic-biobanks-and-patient-organisations-the-experience-of-the-telethon-network-of-genetic-biobanks
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Chiara Baldo, Lorena Casareto, Alessandra Renieri, Giuseppe Merla, Barbara Garavaglia, Stefano Goldwurm, Elena Pegoraro, Maurizio Moggio, Marina Mora, Luisa Politano, Luca Sangiorgi, Raffaella Mazzotti, Valeria Viotti, Ilaria Meloni, Maria Teresa Pellico, Chiara Barzaghi, Chiuhui Mary Wang, Lucia Monaco, Mirella Filocamo
BACKGROUND: Rare diseases (RDs) are often neglected because they affect a small percentage of the population (6-8 %), which makes research and development of new therapies challenging processes. Easy access to high-quality samples and associated clinical data is therefore a key prerequisite for biomedical research. In this context, Genetic Biobanks are critical to developing basic, translational and clinical research on RDs. The Telethon Network of Genetic Biobanks (TNGB) is aware of the importance of biobanking as a service for patients and has started a dialogue with RD-Patient Organisations via promotion of dedicated meetings and round-tables, as well as by including their representatives on the TNGB Advisory Board...
October 24, 2016: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771163/influence-of-secondary-wound-healing-after-mandibular-third-molar-coronectomy
#20
S Franco, E Vignudelli, G Monaco, C Marchetti
Our aim was to describe the postoperative morbidity related to secondary wound healing after coronectomy. Ten of 116 patients treated by coronectomy healed by second intention as a result of failed sutures. We made a retrospective analysis after two years to evaluate the postoperative morbidity related to secondary wound healing. The complete closure of the alveolus of the 10 surgical sites was recorded three months after coronectomy. No patients had postoperative infections, dry socket, or pulpitis. All patients were free of symptoms, the retained roots were completely included, and were not detectable with a periodontal probe...
October 19, 2016: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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