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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896229/effect-of-%C3%AE-2-adrenergic-agonists-and-antagonists-on-cytokine-release-from-human-lung-macrophages-cultured-in-vitro
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O Piazza, R I Staiano, E De Robertis, G Conti, V Di Crescenzo, S Loffredo, G Marone, G Zito Marinosci, M M Cataldi
The most trusted hypothesis to explain how α2-adrenergic agonists may preserve pulmonary functions in critically ill patients is that they directly act on macrophages by interfering with an autocrine/paracrine adrenergic system that controls cytokine release through locally synthetized noradrenaline and α1- and α2-adrenoreceptors. We tested this hypothesis in primary cultures of resident macrophages from human lung (HLMs). HLMs were isolated by centrifugation on percoll gradients from macroscopically healthy human lung tissue obtained from four different patients at the time of lung resection for cancer...
November 2016: Translational Medicine @ UniSa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890797/3-bromopyruvate-treatment-induces-alterations-of-metabolic-and-stress-related-pathways-in-glioblastoma-cells
#2
Davide Chiasserini, Magdalena Davidescu, Pier Luigi Orvietani, Federica Susta, Lara Macchioni, Maya Petricciuolo, Emilia Castigli, Rita Roberti, Luciano Binaglia, Lanfranco Corazzi
: Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common and aggressive brain tumours of adults. The metabolic phenotype of GBM cells is highly dependent on glycolysis; therefore, therapeutic strategies aimed at interfering with glycolytic pathways are under consideration. 3-Bromopyruvate (3BP) is a potent antiglycolytic agent, with a variety of targets and possible effects on global cell metabolism. Here we analyzed the changes in protein expression on a GBM cell line (GL15 cells) caused by 3BP treatment using a global proteomic approach...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888705/chemotherapy-related-leukopenia-as-a-biomarker-predicting-survival-outcomes-in-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer
#3
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...
November 19, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867855/laparoscopic-approach-for-gonadectomy-in-pediatric-patients-with-intersex-disorders
#4
REVIEW
Andres Calvo, Maria Escolino, Alessandro Settimi, Agnese Roberti, Maria Grazia Caprio, Ciro Esposito
The birth of a child with a disorder of sex development (DSD) prompts a long-term management strategy that involves a myriad of professionals working with the family. There has been progress in diagnosis, surgical techniques and in understanding psychosocial issues related to this condition. However, since these kinds of disorders are rare and have many anatomical variations, individual care is necessary, especially regarding surgical management. Gonadectomy is indicated in a number of intersex disorders with a Y chromosome to reduce the associated risk of cancer...
October 2016: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867847/retroperitoneal-and-laparoscopic-heminephrectomy-in-duplex-kidney-in-infants-and-children
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Ciro Esposito, Maria Escolino, Marco Castagnetti, Antonio Savanelli, Angela La Manna, Alessandra Farina, Francesco Turrà, Agnese Roberti, Alessandro Settimi, Francois Varlet, Holger Till, Jean Stephan Valla
BACKGROUND: Two main techniques are adopted to perform partial nephrectomy in children: laparoscopy and retroperitoneoscopy. The aim of this paper is to review the larger multicentric experience recently published by our group to review indications, techniques and results of both approaches. METHODS: Data of 102 patients underwent partial nephrectomy in a 5-year period using minimally invasive surgery (MIS) procedures were analyzed. Fifty-two children underwent laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN), and 50 children underwent retroperitoneoscopic partial nephrectomy (RPN)...
October 2016: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867844/surgical-approaches-for-varicocele-in-pediatric-patient
#6
Alejandra Parrilli, Agnese Roberti, Maria Escolino, Ciro Esposito
BACKGROUND: Varicocele represents one of the most common surgically correctible urologic anomalies in adolescent males. The best procedure for the treatment of adolescent varicocele has not been established, but with recent advances in minimal access surgery, there have been many reports praising the safety and efficacy of laparoscopy and retroperitoneoscopy for the surgical correction of varicocele in adolescent. The aim of this review is to compare the results of Palomo's technique, with retroperitoneoscopic and transperitoneoscopic approaches in adolescent, analyzing recurrence, testicular growth and complications...
October 2016: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861198/digital-subtraction-of-magnetic-resonance-images-improves-detection-and-characterization-of-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms
#7
Riccardo De Robertis, Paolo Tinazzi Martini, Sara Cingarlini, Silvia Ortolani, Giovanni Butturini, Paolo Regi, Luca Landoni, Giampaolo Tortora, Paolo Pederzoli, Mirko D'Onofrio
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of digital image subtraction of contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) images for detection and characterization of pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (PanNENs). METHODS: Magnetic resonance examinations of 50 histologically verified PanNENs were retrospectively evaluated by 2 radiologists; 50 ductal adenocarcinomas were included as a control group. Late arterial phase images and correspondent subtracted images were analyzed...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827510/synthesis-of-natural-urolithin-m6-a-galloflavin-mimetic-as-a-potential-inhibitor-of-lactate-dehydrogenase-a
#8
Sebastiano Rupiani, Laura Guidotti, Marcella Manerba, Lorenza Di Ianni, Elisa Giacomini, Federico Falchi, Giuseppina Di Stefano, Marinella Roberti, Maurizio Recanatini
Glycolysis is the main route for energy production in tumors. LDH-A is a key enzyme of this process and its inhibition represents an attractive strategy to hamper cancer cell metabolism. Galloflavin is a reliable LDH-A inhibitor as previously identified by us; however, its poor physicochemical properties and chemical tractability render it unsuitable for further development. Therefore, a rational design was undertaken with the aim to reproduce the pharmacophore of galloflavin on simpler, potentially more soluble and synthetic accessible scaffolds...
November 9, 2016: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803818/response-to-comment-on-symptomatic-trifascicular-block-in-steinert-s-disease-is-it-too-soon-for-a-pacemaker
#9
COMMENT
Glenmore Lasam, Roberto Roberti, Gina LaCapra, Roberto Ramirez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802930/early-denervation-and-later-reinnervation-of-the-heart-following-cardiac-transplantation-a-review
#10
REVIEW
Morcos Awad, Lawrence S C Czer, Margaret Hou, Sarah S Golshani, Michael Goltche, Michele De Robertis, Michelle Kittleson, Jignesh Patel, Babak Azarbal, Evan Kransdorf, Fardad Esmailian, Alfredo Trento, Jon A Kobashigawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797594/folate-receptor-alpha-antagonists-in-preclinical-and-early-stage-clinical-development-for-the-treatment-of-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
#11
Alice Bergamini, Simone Ferrero, Umberto Leone Roberti Maggiore, Carolina Scala, Francesca Pella, Valerio Gaetano Vellone, Micaela Petrone, Emanuela Rabaiotti, Raffaella Cioffi, Massimo Candiani, Giorgia Mangili
The prognosis of patients affected by ovarian cancer has not substantially changed in the last decades and improving survival still remains a challenge. In the promising era of "personalized therapy" several new biologic therapies are currently being investigated: in this setting, targeting the folate receptor (FR) has been considered a new potential strategy for biologic therapy. Areas covered. The aim of the current review is to summarize, giving a critical overview,promising folate receptor alpha antagonists under preclinical or early clinical development for ovarian cancer...
October 31, 2016: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788818/similar-mortality-and-morbidity-of-orthotopic-heart-transplantation-for-patients-70-years-of-age-and-older-compared-with-younger-patients
#12
M Awad, L S C Czer, J Mirocha, A Ruzza, M de Robertis, M Rafiei, H Reich, M Sasevich, K Rihbany, R Kass, J Kobashigawa, F Arabia, A Trento, F Esmailian, D Ramzy
BACKGROUND: The upper age limit of heart transplantation remains controversial. The goal of the present study was to investigate the mortality and morbidity of orthotopic heart transplantation (HT) for recipients ≥70 compared with those <70 years of age. METHODS: Of 704 adults who underwent HT from December 1988 to June 2012 at our institution, 45 were ≥70 years old (older group) and 659 were <70 years old (younger group). Survival, intraoperative blood product usage, intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital stays, and frequency of reoperation for chest bleeding, dialysis, and >48 hours ventilation were examined after HT...
October 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785417/metabolic-response-to-glatiramer-acetate-therapy-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients
#13
Lidia De Riccardis, Alessandra Ferramosca, Antonio Danieli, Giorgio Trianni, Vincenzo Zara, Francesca De Robertis, Michele Maffia
Glatiramer acetate (GA; Copaxone) is a random copolymer of glutamic acid, lysine, alanine, and tyrosine used for the treatment of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Its mechanism of action has not been already fully elucidated, but it seems that GA has an immune-modulatory effect and neuro-protective properties. Lymphocyte mitochondrial dysfunction underlines the onset of several autoimmune disorders. In MS first diagnosis patients, CD4(+), the main T cell subset involved in the pathogenesis of MS, undergo a metabolic reprogramming that consist in the up-regulation of glycolysis and in the down-regulation of oxidative phosphorylation...
December 2016: BBA Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777574/phenotypic-and-functional-dysregulated-blood-nk-cells-in-colorectal-cancer-patients-can-be-activated-by-cetuximab-plus-il-2%C3%A2-or-il-15
#14
Yamila Sol Rocca, María Paula Roberti, Estefanía Paula Juliá, María Betina Pampena, Luisina Bruno, Sergio Rivero, Eduardo Huertas, Fernando Sánchez Loria, Alejandro Pairola, Anne Caignard, José Mordoh, Estrella Mariel Levy
The clinical outcome of colorectal cancer (CRC) is associated with the immune response; thus, these tumors could be responsive to different immune therapy approaches. Natural killer (NK) cells are key antitumor primary effectors that can eliminate CRC cells without prior immunization. We previously determined that NK cells from the local tumor environment of CRC tumors display a profoundly altered phenotype compared with circulating NK cells from healthy donors (HD). In this study, we evaluated peripheral blood NK cells from untreated patients and their possible role in metastasis progression...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749463/to-streamline-the-guideline-challenge-the-european-society-of-anaesthesiology-policy-on-guidelines-development
#15
Edoardo De Robertis, Dan Longrois
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744575/current-use-of-navigation-system-in-acl-surgery-a-historical-review
#16
S Zaffagnini, F Urrizola, C Signorelli, A Grassi, T Roberti Di Sarsina, G A Lucidi, G M Marcheggiani Muccioli, T Bonanzinga, M Marcacci
PURPOSE: The present review aims to analyse the available literature regarding the use of navigation systems in ACL reconstructive surgery underling the evolution during the years. METHODS: A research of indexed scientific papers was performed on PubMed and Cochrane Library database. The research was performed in December 2015 with no publication year restriction. Only English-written papers and related to the terms ACL, NAVIGATION, CAOS and CAS were considered...
October 15, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744422/diagnostic-criteria-for-psychosomatic-research-and-psychosocial-functioning-in-multiple-sclerosis
#17
Maria Fara De Caro, Domenico Laera, Francesca De Robertis, Alessandro Taurino
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 15, 2016: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27728991/contemporary-review-of-the-organ-care-system-in-lung-transplantation-potential-advantages-of-a-portable-ex-vivo-lung-perfusion-system
#18
Bastian Schmack, Alexander Weymann, Prashant Mohite, Diana Garcia Saez, Bartlomiej Zych, Anton Sabashnikov, Mohamed Zeriouh, Joel Schamroth, Achim Koch, Simona Soresi, Olga Ananiadou, Fabio De Robertis, Matthias Karck, Andre Ruediger Simon, Aron Frederik Popov
Lung transplantation remains the definite treatment for various end-stage lung diseases. Cold flush perfusion, the standard method for organ procurement has severe limitations. Organ Care System (OCS; TransMedics, Inc., Andover, USA) is an approved method to preserve hearts for transplantation that allows for greatly reduced cold ischemic time. Consequently, the use of an adapted OCS lung as a portable full ex-vivo lung perfusion system in lung transplantation is currently under close evaluation. Areas covered: The aim of this article is to review the advantages and the role of the OCS in the field of lung transplantation by reviewing the latest literature and evaluating this novel procurement technique in the context of conventional methods like cold flush and regular ex-vivo lung perfusion...
October 11, 2016: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717798/enterococcus-hirae-and-barnesiella-intestinihominis-facilitate-cyclophosphamide-induced-therapeutic-immunomodulatory-effects
#19
Romain Daillère, Marie Vétizou, Nadine Waldschmitt, Takahiro Yamazaki, Christophe Isnard, Vichnou Poirier-Colame, Connie P M Duong, Caroline Flament, Patricia Lepage, Maria Paula Roberti, Bertrand Routy, Nicolas Jacquelot, Lionel Apetoh, Sonia Becharef, Sylvie Rusakiewicz, Philippe Langella, Harry Sokol, Guido Kroemer, David Enot, Antoine Roux, Alexander Eggermont, Eric Tartour, Ludger Johannes, Paul-Louis Woerther, Elisabeth Chachaty, Jean-Charles Soria, Encouse Golden, Silvia Formenti, Magdalena Plebanski, Mutsa Madondo, Philip Rosenstiel, Didier Raoult, Vincent Cattoir, Ivo Gomperts Boneca, Mathias Chamaillard, Laurence Zitvogel
The efficacy of the anti-cancer immunomodulatory agent cyclophosphamide (CTX) relies on intestinal bacteria. How and which relevant bacterial species are involved in tumor immunosurveillance, and their mechanism of action are unclear. Here, we identified two bacterial species, Enterococcus hirae and Barnesiella intestinihominis that are involved during CTX therapy. Whereas E. hirae translocated from the small intestine to secondary lymphoid organs and increased the intratumoral CD8/Treg ratio, B. intestinihominis accumulated in the colon and promoted the infiltration of IFN-γ-producing γδT cells in cancer lesions...
September 28, 2016: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27702704/minimally-invasive-surgical-staging-for-ovarian-carcinoma-a-propensity-matched-comparison-with-traditional-open-surgery
#20
Antonino Ditto, Giorgio Bogani, Fabio Martinelli, Mauro Signorelli, Valentina Chiappa, Cono Scaffa, Alice Indini, Umberto Leone Roberti Maggiore, Domenica Lorusso, Francesco Raspagliesi
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Growing evidence supports the safety of laparoscopic approach for patients affected by apparent early stage ovarian cancer (eEOC). However, no well-designed studies comparing laparoscopic (LS) and open surgical staging (OSS) are available. In the present investigation we aimed to provide a balanced long-term comparison between these two approaches. DESIGN: Retrospective study DESIGN CLASSIFICATION: Canadian Task Force classification II-2 SETTING: Tertiary Centre PATIENTS: Data of consecutive patients affected by eEOC who had LS were matched 1:1 with a cohort of patients undergoing OSS...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
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