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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639245/biofilm-forming-ability-and-clonality-in-acinetobacter-baumannii-strains-isolated-from-urine-samples-and-urinary-catheters-in-different-european-hospitals
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Claudia Vuotto, Filipa Grosso, Francesca Longo, Maria Pia Balice, Mariana Carvalho de Barros, Luisa Peixe, Gianfranco Donelli
OBJECTIVE: Biofilm formation has been associated with the persistence of Acinetobacter baumannii in hospital settings and its propensity to cause infection. We investigated the adhesion ability and clonality of 128 A. baumannii isolates recovered from urine and urinary catheters of patients admitted to 5 European hospitals during 1991-2013. METHODS: Isolates identification was confirmed by rpoB sequencing and by the presence of blaOXA-51. The presence of carbapenemases was detected by PCR...
June 22, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638980/first-report-of-typical-brazilian-toxoplasma-gondii-genotypes-from-isolates-of-free-range-chickens-gallus-gallus-domesticus-circulating-in-the-state-of-para%C3%A3-ba-northeast-brazil
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Thais Ferreira Feitosa, Vinícius Longo Ribeiro Vilela, João Leite de Almeida-Neto, Lídio Ricardo Bezerra de Melo, Dayana Firmino de Morais, Bruna Farias Alves, Fabiana Nakashima, Solange Maria Gennari, Ana Célia Rodrigues Athayde, Hilda Fátima de Jesus Pena
This study evaluated, for the first time, the genetic diversity of Toxoplasma gondii isolates from free-range chickens from the state of Paraíba, Northeast Brazil. Tissue samples from 33 chickens from properties in five municipalities of Paraíba (Esperança, Olho d'Água, Malta, Monteiro, and Patos) were bioassayed in mice. The brains of mice infected with T. gondii cysts were used for DNA extraction and genotyping. Genotyping was performed using 11 PCR-RFLP markers and 15 microsatellite (MS) markers. Complete genotyping results were obtained for 29 isolates, with nine genotypes detected by RFLP and 15 genotypes identified by MS...
June 21, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635245/focus-on-lung-cancer-screening-program-at-campus-bio-medico-of-rome-update-on-over-3250-patients
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Giuseppe Mangiameli, Filippo Longo, Rosario F Grasso, Antonino Iacopino, Raffaele Rocco, Fabio Quintarelli, Pierfilippo Crucitti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634760/thiago-regis-longo-cesar-da-paix%C3%A3-o-and-subrayal-m-reddy-eds-materials-for-chemical-sensing
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Marco Giannetto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 20, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633825/structural-evolution-growth-mechanism-and-photoluminescence-properties-of-cuwo4-nanocrystals
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E L S Souza, J C Sczancoski, I C Nogueira, M A P Almeida, M O Orlandi, M S Li, R A S Luz, M G R Filho, E Longo, L S Cavalcante
Copper tungstate (CuWO4) crystals were synthesized by the sonochemistry (SC) method, and then, heat treated in a conventional furnace at different temperatures for 1h. The structural evolution, growth mechanism and photoluminescence (PL) properties of these crystals were thoroughly investigated. X-ray diffraction patterns, micro-Raman spectra and Fourier transformed infrared spectra indicated that crystals heat treated and 100°C and 200°C have water molecules in their lattice (copper tungstate dihydrate (CuWO4·2H2O) with monoclinic structure), when the crystals are calcinated at 300°C have the presence of two phase (CuWO4·2H2O and CuWO4), while the others heat treated at 400°C and 500°C have a single CuWO4 triclinic structure...
September 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633089/first-line-panitumumab-plus-folfox4-or-folfiri-in-colorectal-cancer-with-multiple-or-unresectable-liver-metastases-a-randomised-phase-ii-trial-planet-ttd
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Alfredo Carrato, Albert Abad, Bartomeu Massuti, Cristina Grávalos, Pilar Escudero, Federico Longo-Muñoz, José-Luis Manzano, Auxiliadora Gómez, María José Safont, Javier Gallego, Beatriz García-Paredes, Carles Pericay, Rosario Dueñas, Fernando Rivera, Ferrán Losa, Manuel Valladares-Ayerbes, Encarnación González, Enrique Aranda
BACKGROUND: In first-line wild-type (WT)-Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homologue (KRAS) metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), panitumumab (Pmab) improves outcomes when added to FOLFOX [folinic acid, 5-fluorouracil, and oxaliplatin] or FOLFIRI [folinic acid, 5-fluorouracil, and irinotecan]. However no trial has directly compared these combinations. METHODS: Multicentre, open-label study in untreated patients ≥ 18 years with (WT)-KRAS mCRC and multiple or unresectable liver-limited disease (LLD) randomised to either Pmab-FOLFOX4 or Pmab-FOLFIRI...
June 17, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630628/staphylococcus-saprophyticus-recovered-from-humans-food-and-recreational-waters-in-rio-de-janeiro-brazil
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Viviane Santos de Sousa, Ana Paula de Souza da-Silva, Leif Sorenson, Raphael Paiva Paschoal, Renata Fernandes Rabello, Eloiza Helena Campana, Márcia Soares Pinheiro, Lyssa Oliveira Ferreira Dos Santos, Natacha Martins, Ana Carolina Nunes Botelho, Renata Cristina Picão, Sérgio Eduardo Longo Fracalanzza, Lee Woodland Riley, George Sensabaugh, Beatriz Meurer Moreira
Staphylococcus saprophyticus is an important agent of urinary tract infection (UTI) in young women, but information about this pathogen in human microbiota and in common environment is lacking. The aim of this study was to characterize S. saprophyticus isolates from genitoanal microbiota of 621 pregnant women, 10 minas cheese packs, and five beaches in Rio de Janeiro city and compare PFGE profiles of these isolates with five UTI PFGE clusters described in this city. We investigated 65 S. saprophyticus isolates from microbiota, 13 from minas cheese, and 30 from beaches and 32 UTI isolates...
2017: International Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630510/current-practices-of-awarding-graduation-honors-within-doctor-of-pharmacy-degree-programs
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Paul A DiPietro, Stacy L Longo, Beth E Welch, Daniel R Kennedy, Eric C Nemec
Objective. To survey the practices of awarding honors upon graduation with a doctor of pharmacy degree. Methods. College and school of pharmacy websites were systematically searched to identify if, and then how, graduation honors are awarded. Programs that offer graduation honors were categorized and quantified based upon grade point average (GPA) cutoffs, honors enrollment, research project completion, faculty vote, course failure considerations, and ethics code violations. Results. Of the 132 doctor of pharmacy programs reviewed, 86% (n=114) had accessible online resources and were included in data analysis...
May 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628467/juvenile-and-adult-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-comparative-study-in-a-large-cohort-from-the-spanish-society-of-rheumatology-lupus-registry-relesser
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Vicenç Torrente-Segarra, Tarek Carlos Salman Monte, Iñigo Rúa-Figueroa, Fernando Sánchez-Alonso, Francisco Javier López-Longo, María Galindo-Izquierdo, Jaime Calvo-Alén, Alejandro Olivé-Marqués, Jesús Ibañez-Ruán, Loreto Horcada, Ana Sánchez-Atrio, Carlos Montilla, Rafael Benito Melero González, Elvira Díez-Álvarez, Victor Martinez-Taboada, José Luis Andreu, Olaia Fernández-Berrizbeitia, José Ángel Hernández-Beriain, Marian Gantes, Blanca Hernández-Cruz, Ángela Pecondón-Español, Carlos Marras, Gema Bonilla, José M Pego-Reigosa
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to describe juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (jSLE) features and to establish its differences compared to adult-onset SLE (aSLE) from a large national database. METHODS: Data from patients (≥4 ACR criteria) included in Spanish Society of Rheumatology Lupus Registry (RELESSER) were analysed. Sociodemographic, clinical, serological, activity, treatment, cumulative damage, comorbidities and severity data were collected. Patients with disease onset <18 years were described and compared to those with disease onset ≥18 years...
June 12, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628003/clinical-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-results-from-the-randomised-phase-iib-trial-in-previously-untreated-patients-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia-to-compare-fludarabine-cyclophosphamide-and-rituximab-with-fludarabine-cyclophosphamide-mitoxantrone
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Dena R Howard, Talha Munir, Lucy McParland, Andy C Rawstron, Anna Chalmers, Walter M Gregory, John L O'Dwyer, Alison Smith, Roberta Longo, Abraham Varghese, Alexandra Smith, Peter Hillmen
BACKGROUND: The conventional frontline therapy for fit patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is fludarabine, cyclophosphamide and rituximab (FCR). Rituximab (Mabthera(®), Roche Products Ltd) targets the CD20 antigen, which is expressed at low levels in CLL. The standard dose of rituximab in CLL (375 mg/m(2) in cycle 1 and 500 mg/m(2) in cycles 2-6) was selected based on toxicity data only. Small doses of rituximab (as low as 20 mg) have biological activity in CLL, with an immediate reduction in circulating CLL cells and down-regulation of CD20...
May 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623600/stability-of-rolled-up-gaas-nanotubes
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Júnio C F Silva, José D Dos Santos, Carlton A Taft, João B L Martins, Elson Longo
This work presents a theoretical study of gallium arsenide (GaAs) nanotubes obtained from the (100), (110) and (111) crystal planes of zincblende structure in order to evaluate the electronic properties. The DFT/B3LYP/6-31G method was used to predict structures and stabilities. It was found that nanotubes from the (110) crystal plane tended to be the most stable. The results for average diameter and bond length obtained for optimized nanotube geometries show that nanotubes constructed from the (100) plane have a hyperbolic format, while (110) or (111) nanotubes have a conical format...
July 2017: Journal of Molecular Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622558/photodynamic-therapy-treatment-of-onychomycosis-with-aluminium-phthalocyanine-chloride-nanoemulsions-a-proof-of-concept-clinical-trial
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Luciano Ferreira Morgado, Ana Regina Franchi Trávolo, Luís Alexandre Muehlmann, Paulo Souza Narcizo, Rodrigo Barbosa Nunes, Pedro Alencar Gomes Pereira, Karen Rapp Py-Daniel, Cheng-Shi Jiang, Jinsong Gu, Ricardo Bentes Azevedo, João Paulo Figueiró Longo
The conventional treatment of onychomycosis, a common fungal infection, consists in the use of local and systemic drugs for 4-6 months. This long protocol is often ineffective due to patient compliance, and usually promotes important collateral effects such as liver and kidney failure. As the alternative, Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) has been used as a noninvasive alternative local treatment for onychomycosis due to the reduction of systemic side effects, fact indicates their use for patients undergoing other systemic treatments...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621262/a-peptide-antagonist-of-prep1-p160-interaction-improves-ceramide-induced-insulin-resistance-in-skeletal-muscle-cells
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Ilaria Cimmino, Virginia Lorenzo, Francesca Fiory, Nunzianna Doti, Serena Ricci, Serena Cabaro, Antonietta Liotti, Luigi Vitagliano, Michele Longo, Claudia Miele, Pietro Formisano, Francesco Beguinot, Menotti Ruvo, Francesco Oriente
Prep1 is a homeodomain transcription factor belonging to the TALE protein family. Its overexpression affects glucose metabolism in several tissues. In particular, in skeletal muscle tissue the interaction of Prep1 with its cofactor p160 impairs GLUT4 expression and glucose uptake.In this study, we show that ceramides (C2cer), a class of lipids antagonizing insulin signalling, increase the levels of Prep1 and p160 in a dose and time-dependent fashion in L6 cells and induce their association by 80%. We find that C2cer exposure inhibits insulin receptor, IRS1 and Akt phosphorylation and reduces insulin-stimulated glycogen content and glucose uptake by 1...
May 30, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619494/role-of-hemodynamics-forces-in-unruptured-intracranial-aneurysms-an-overview-of-a-complex-scenario
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REVIEW
Marcello Longo, Francesca Granata, Sergio Racchiusa, Enricomaria Mormina, Grasso Giovanni, Giuseppe Maria Longo, Giada Garufi, Francesco M Salpietro, Concetta Alafaci
BACKGROUND: The understanding of unruptured intracranial aneurysms (IAs) natural history has always played a critical role in pre-surgical or endovascular planning, in order to avoid possible fatal events. Size, shape, morphology and location are known risk factors for aneurysm's rupture, but morphologic parameters alone, may not be sufficient in order to perform a proper rupture risk stratification. METHODS: We performed a systematic PUBMED search and focused on hemodynamics forces which may influence aneurysmal initiation, growth and rupture...
June 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619073/genome-wide-pathway-analysis-identifies-vegf-pathway-association-with-oral-ulceration-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Adrià Aterido, Antonio Julià, Patricia Carreira, Ricardo Blanco, José Javier López-Longo, José Javier Pérez Venegas, Àlex Olivé, José Luís Andreu, Maria Ángeles Aguirre-Zamorano, Paloma Vela, Joan M Nolla, José Luís Marenco-de la Fuente, Antonio Zea, José María Pego, Mercedes Freire, Elvira Díez, María López-Lasanta, Mireia López-Corbeto, Núria Palau, Raül Tortosa, Josep Lluís Gelpí, Devin Absher, Richard M Myers, Antonio Fernández-Nebro, Sara Marsal
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a genetically complex rheumatic disease characterized by heterogeneous clinical manifestations of unknown etiology. Recent studies have suggested the existence of a genetic basis for SLE heterogeneity. The objective of the present study was to identify new genetic variation associated with the clinically relevant phenotypes in SLE. METHODS: A two-stage pathway-based approach was used to identify the genetic variation associated with the main clinical phenotypes in SLE...
June 15, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617541/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-npwt-in-duodenal-breakdown-fistulas-negative-pressure-fistula-therapy-npft
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S Magalini, G Pepe, V Cozza, P Tilli, A La Greca, F Longo, D Gui
OBJECTIVE: To describe for the first time in literature the specific methodology of use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) for duodenal fistula through clinical cases. The constant increase of use of NPWT for complex surgical situations imposes tailored previously undescribed solutions for the technique. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Herein, three cases of high output duodenal fistula successfully treated with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) are reported. The technical details for the application of NPWT to these fistulas are discussed and described...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617238/public-health-policy-in-support-of-insurance-coverage-for-smoking-cessation-treatments
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Robert Schwartz, Farzana Haji, Alexey Babayan, Christopher Longo, Roberta Ferrence
Insurance coverage for evidence-based smoking cessation treatments (SCTs) promotes uptake and reduces smoking rates. Published studies in this area are based in the US where employers are the primary source of health insurance. In Ontario, Canada, publicly funded healthcare does not cover SCTs, but it can be supplemented with employer-sponsored benefit plans. This study explores factors affecting the inclusion/exclusion of smoking cessation (SC) benefits. In total, 17 interviews were conducted with eight employers (auto, retail, banking, municipal and university industries), four health insurers, two government representatives and three advisors/consultants...
May 2017: Healthcare Policy, Politiques de Santé
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614437/chronic-disease-in-childhood-and-adolescence-continuity-of-care-in-the-health-care-network
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Vanessa Medeiros da Nóbrega, Maria Elizabete de Amorim Silva, Leiliane Teixeira Bento Fernandes, Claudia Silveira Viera, Altamira Pereira da Silva Reichert, Neusa Collet
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the continuity of care for children and adolescents with chronic diseases in the health care network. METHODS: This qualitative study was conducted between February and October 2013 with 12 families, six health managers, and 14 health professionals from different health care services in a municipality of the state of Paraíba, Brazil, using focal groups, semi-structured interviews, and medical record consultation. The data were analyzed by triangulation and thematic analysis...
June 12, 2017: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610569/a-novel-tamponade-agent-for-management-of-post-partum-hemorrhage-adaptation-of-the-xstat-mini-sponge-applicator-for-obstetric-use
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Maria I Rodriguez, Jeffrey T Jensen, Kenton Gregory, Mary Bullard, Paul Longo, Jerry Heidel, Alison Edelman
BACKGROUND: Although uterine tamponade is an effective treatment for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), current methods have key limitations in their use, particularly in low resource settings. The XStat™ Mini Sponge Dressing (MSD) is approved for the management of non-compressible wounds in the battlefield/trauma setting. The MSD applies highly compressed medical sponges capable of stopping high-flow arterial bleeding within seconds. The objective of our study was to adopt the MSD for use in managing PPH...
June 13, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608244/action-ability-modulates-time-to-collision-judgments
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Eleonora Vagnoni, Vasiliki Andreanidou, Stella F Lourenco, Matthew R Longo
Time-to-collision (TTC) underestimation has been interpreted as an adaptive response that allows observers to have more time to engage in a defensive behaviour. This bias seems, therefore, strongly linked to action preparation. There is evidence that the observer's physical fitness modulates the underestimation effect so that people who need more time to react (i.e. those with less physical fitness) show a stronger underestimation effect. Here we investigated whether this bias is influenced by the momentary action capability of the observers...
June 12, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
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