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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783140/congenital-diaphragmatic-disease-an-unusual-presentation-in-adulthood-case-report
#1
Angela Gurrado, Roberta Maria Isernia, Alessandro De Luca, Valentina Ferraro, Daniela Virgintino, Anna Napoli, Giuseppe Cavallaro, Eugenio Maiorano, Angela Pezzolla, Mario Testini
INTRODUCTION: Congenital diaphragmatic disease is a quite common condition that usually occurs in the neonatal period, and the diagnosis of congenital diaphragmatic disease in adulthood is rare. CASE PRESENTATION: A 64-years-old Caucasian woman was admitted in emergency at our Department, due to a bowel obstruction and dyspnea. A CT-scan showed a diaphragmatic herniation in the left area, with malposition of dilated transverse and descending colon in the chest. An emergency laparatomy was performed, showing a toxic megacolon, in the absence of a true diaphragmatic hernia, and a left diaphragm and left liver hypoplasia...
May 7, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782491/community-based-benchmarking-improves-spike-rate-inference-from-two-photon-calcium-imaging-data
#2
Philipp Berens, Jeremy Freeman, Thomas Deneux, Nicolay Chenkov, Thomas McColgan, Artur Speiser, Jakob H Macke, Srinivas C Turaga, Patrick Mineault, Peter Rupprecht, Stephan Gerhard, Rainer W Friedrich, Johannes Friedrich, Liam Paninski, Marius Pachitariu, Kenneth D Harris, Ben Bolte, Timothy A Machado, Dario Ringach, Jasmine Stone, Luke E Rogerson, Nicolas J Sofroniew, Jacob Reimer, Emmanouil Froudarakis, Thomas Euler, Miroslav Román Rosón, Lucas Theis, Andreas S Tolias, Matthias Bethge
In recent years, two-photon calcium imaging has become a standard tool to probe the function of neural circuits and to study computations in neuronal populations. However, the acquired signal is only an indirect measurement of neural activity due to the comparatively slow dynamics of fluorescent calcium indicators. Different algorithms for estimating spike rates from noisy calcium measurements have been proposed in the past, but it is an open question how far performance can be improved. Here, we report the results of the spikefinder challenge, launched to catalyze the development of new spike rate inference algorithms through crowd-sourcing...
May 21, 2018: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782471/new-approach-in-acne-therapy-a-specific-bacteriocin-activity-and-a-targeted-anti-il-8-property-in-just-1-probiotic-strain-the-l-salivarius-ls03
#3
Francesca Deidda, Angela Amoruso, Stefania Nicola, Teresa Graziano, Marco Pane, Luca Mogna
GOALS: The aim of this research was to assess the antibacterial activity of Lactobacillus salivarius LS03 (DSM 22776) against Propionibacterium acnes and its anti-inflammatory properties by inhibiting P. acnes-induced interleukin-8 (IL-8) release. BACKGROUND: Acne is the most common skin disease, causing significant psychosocial problems for those afflicted. Currently available agents for acne treatment, such as oral antibiotics, have limited use. Thus, development of novel agents to treat this disease is needed...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782468/potential-role-of-gut-microbiota-in-als-pathogenesis-and-possible-novel-therapeutic-strategies
#4
Letizia Mazzini, Luca Mogna, Fabiola De Marchi, Angela Amoruso, Marco Pane, Irene Aloisio, Nicole Bozzi Cionci, Francesca Gaggìa, Ausiliatrice Lucenti, Enrica Bersano, Roberto Cantello, Diana Di Gioia, Giovanni Mogna
BACKGROUND: Recent preclinical studies suggest that dysfunction of gastrointestinal tract may play a role in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) pathogenesis through a modification of the gut microbiota brain axis. Our study is the first focused on microbiota analysis in ALS patients. AIM: Our aim was to study the main human gut microbial groups and the overall microbial diversity in ALS and healthy subjects. Moreover we have examined the influence of a treatment with a specific bacteriotherapy composed of Lactobacillus strains (Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus delbrueckii, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus salivarius) acting on the gastrointestinal barrier...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782463/gut-microbiota-probiotics-and-sport-from-clinical-evidence-to-agonistic-performance
#5
Marco Pane, Angela Amoruso, Francesca Deidda, Teresa Graziano, Serena Allesina, Luca Mogna
Human beings harbor clusters of bacteria in different parts of the body, such as the surface or the deep layers of the skin, the mouth, the lungs, the intestine, the vagina, and all the surfaces exposed to the outer world. The majority of microbes resides in the gut, have a weighty influence on human physiology and nutrition and are vital for human life. There is growing evidence showing that the gut microbiota plays important roles in the maturation of the immune system and the protection against some infectious agents...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782008/de-novo-generation-of-somatic-stem-cells-by-yap-taz
#6
Tito Panciera, Luca Azzolin, Daniele Di Biagio, Antonio Totaro, Michelangelo Cordenonsi, Stefano Piccolo
Here we present protocols to isolate primary differentiated cells and turn them into stem/progenitor cells (SCs) of the same lineage by transient expression of the transcription factor YAP. With this method, luminal differentiated (LD) cells of the mouse mammary gland are converted into cells that exhibit molecular and functional properties of mammary SCs. YAP also turns fully differentiated pancreatic exocrine cells into pancreatic duct-like progenitors. Similarly, to endogenous, natural SCs, YAP-induced stem-like cells ("ySCs") can be eventually expanded as organoid cultures long term in vitro, without further need of ectopic YAP/TAZ, as ySCs are endowed with a heritable self-renewing SC-like state...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781821/basic-science-and-clinical-application-of-reamed-sources-for-autogenous-bone-graft-harvest
#7
Thomas F Higgins, Lucas S Marchand
Autologous bone graft remains the only clinically available source of graft material with osteogenic, osteoinductive, and osteoconductive properties. Although iliac crest autologous bone graft has long served as the benchmark, reamed autogenous bone graft offers several advantages. Reamed autograft has a biochemical and cellular profile that is at least equivalent, and perhaps superior, to that of iliac crest autograft. In addition, larger volumes of reamed autograft can be obtained via less-invasive techniques, giving surgeons an accessible source of mesenchymal stem cells that can be reliably and repeatedly harvested...
May 16, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781717/white-matter-microstructure-and-information-processing-at-the-completion-of-chemotherapy-only-treatment-for-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#8
Simone J Darling, Cinzia De Luca, Vicki Anderson, Maria McCarthy, Stephen Hearps, Marc L Seal
Little is known about white matter microstructure and its role in information processing abilities of children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) early posttreatment. Twenty-one survivors of ALL and 18 controls (7-16 years) underwent neurocognitive assessment. A subsample underwent diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging. The ALL group performed poorer on measures of processing capacity, and had widespread areas of decreased fractional anisotropy and increased radial diffusivity. Significant group by white matter microstructure interactions was found when predicting processing speed...
May 21, 2018: Developmental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781542/diversity-of-staphylococcus-pseudintermedius-in-carriage-sites-and-skin-lesions-of-dogs-with-superficial-bacterial-folliculitis-potential-implications-for-diagnostic-testing-and-therapy
#9
Rikke Friis Larsen, Lene Boysen, Lisbeth Rem Jessen, Luca Guardabassi, Peter Damborg
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus pseudintermedius is genotypically diverse within the canine population and multiple strains may colonize individual dogs at any given time. If multiple strains with distinct antimicrobial resistance profiles are present in superficial bacterial folliculitis (SBF), sampling a single skin lesion for culture and antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) might be inadequate to select effective therapy. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To investigate S...
May 21, 2018: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781342/dw-mri-and-dce-mri-are-of-complementary-value-in-predicting-pathologic-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-for-esophageal-cancer
#10
Sophie E Heethuis, Lucas Goense, Peter S N van Rossum, Alicia S Borggreve, Stella Mook, Francine E M Voncken, Annemarieke Bartels-Rutten, Berthe M P Aleman, Richard van Hillegersberg, Jelle P Ruurda, Gert J Meijer, Jan J W Lagendijk, Astrid L H M W van Lier
PURPOSE: To explore the potential benefit and complementary value of a multiparametric approach using diffusion-weighted (DW-) and dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE-) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for prediction of response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) in esophageal cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty-five patients underwent both DW-MRI and DCE-MRI prior to nCRT (pre), during nCRT (week 2-3) (per) and after completion of nCRT, but prior to esophagectomy (post)...
May 21, 2018: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781047/a-survey-on-coronary-atherosclerotic-plaque-tissue-characterization-in-intravascular-optical-coherence-tomography
#11
REVIEW
Alberto Boi, Ankush D Jamthikar, Luca Saba, Deep Gupta, Aditya Sharma, Bruno Loi, John R Laird, Narendra N Khanna, Jasjit S Suri
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Atherosclerotic plaque deposition within the coronary vessel wall leads to arterial stenosis and severe catastrophic events over time. Identification of these atherosclerotic plaque components is essential to pre-estimate the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stratify them as a high or low risk. The characterization and quantification of coronary plaque components are not only vital but also a challenging task which can be possible using high-resolution imaging techniques...
May 21, 2018: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781044/sleeve-gastrectomy-in-morbidly-obese-hiv-patients-focus-on-anti-retroviral-treatment-absorption-after-surgery
#12
Chloé Amouyal, Marion Buyse, Lea Lucas-Martini, Déborah Hirt, Laurent Genser, Adriana Torcivia, Jean-Luc Bouillot, Jean-Michel Oppert, Judith Aron-Wisnewsky
CONTEXT: Anti-retroviral therapy (ART) dramatically reduced AIDS development, thus enabling patients to live as long as the general population. New challenges have emerged particularly cardiometabolic diseases and weight gain, with some HIV patients seeking bariatric surgery (BS). However, BS outcomes during HIV remain poorly described, with scarce data on ART pharmacokinetic post-BS. OBJECTIVE: Describing sleeve gastrectomy (SG) results in HIV patients in terms of ART pharmacokinetic, HIV control, weight loss, and metabolic outcomes...
May 20, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781026/a-sensitive-calorimetric-technique-to-study-energy-heat-exchange-at-the-nano-scale
#13
Luca Basta, Stefano Veronesi, Yuya Murata, Zoé Dubois, Neeraj Mishra, Filippo Fabbri, Camilla Coletti, Stefan Heun
Every time a chemical reaction occurs, an energy exchange between reactants and the environment takes place, which is defined as the enthalpy of the reaction. During the last few decades, research has resulted in an increasing number of devices at the micro- or nano-scale. Sensors, catalyzers, and energy storage systems are more and more developed as nano-devices which represent the building blocks for commercial "macroscopic" objects. A general method for the direct evaluation of the energy balance of such systems is not available at present...
May 21, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780723/cerebral-perfusion-issues-in-type-a-aortic-dissection
#14
REVIEW
Davide Pacini, Giacomo Murana, Luca Di Marco, Marianna Berardi, Carlo Mariani, Giuditta Coppola, Mariafrancesca Fiorentino, Alessandro Leone, Roberto Di Bartolomeo
Stroke events are very common in acute type A aortic dissection. Cerebral malperfusion could manifest at presentation due to prolonged arch vessels hypoperfusion or develop after surgery for inadequate cerebral protection during arch repair. To reduce this detrimental complication there are several adjuncts that can be adopted for cerebral protection such as direct antegrade or retrograde cerebral perfusion (RCP) and use period of deep to moderate hypothermic circulatory arrest time; however, they are often insufficient as preoperative malperfusion already caused irreversible ischemic damages...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780717/robotic-internal-mammary-lymphadenectomy-another-possible-minimally-invasive-approach-to-sampling-lymph-nodes-in-breast-cancer-patients
#15
Alessandro Pardolesi, Luca Bertolaccini, Jury Brandolini, Piergiorgio Solli
Internal mammary lymphadenopathy may develop in breast cancer patients with silicone implants. Differential diagnosis includes malignant recurrence, infections, inflammations and granulomatous deposit. We report a case of internal mammary lymphadenopathy, in a patient with the previous history of breast cancer, requiring a tissue diagnosis. We performed a Robotic lymph nodes dissection of the left internal mammary. Final pathology diagnosis was positive for silicone granulomatous lymphadenitis secondary to silicone breast implants inserted after mastectomy for breast cancer...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780624/diagnostic-performance-of-fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-in-the-management-of-solitary-pulmonary-nodule-a-meta-analysis
#16
Duilio Divisi, Mirko Barone, Luca Bertolaccini, Gino Zaccagna, Francesca Gabriele, Roberto Crisci
Background: In the setting of solitary pulmonary nodules (SPNs), fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18 F-FDG-PET/CT) is considered a useful non-invasive diagnostic tool though false positive (FP) and false negative (FN) results affects accuracy due to different conditions, such as inflammatory diseases or low-uptake neoplasms. Aim of this study is to evaluate overall diagnostic performance of 18 F-FDG-PET/CT for malignant pulmonary nodules...
April 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780610/a-randomised-controlled-clinical-trial-of-narrowband-uvb-phototherapy-for-clinically-isolated-syndrome-the-phocis-study
#17
Prue H Hart, Anderson P Jones, Stephanie Trend, Lilian Cha, Marzena J Fabis-Pedrini, Matthew N Cooper, Catherine d'Este, Sian Geldenhuys, William M Carroll, Scott N Byrne, David R Booth, Judith M Cole, Robyn M Lucas, Allan G Kermode
Background: The natural history of multiple sclerosis (MS) typically presents with the clinically isolated syndrome (CIS), an episode of neurological symptoms caused by central nervous system inflammation or demyelination that does not fulfil the diagnostic criteria for MS. Objective: As preclinical studies have suggested that exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) could regulate the development of MS, the Phototherapy for CIS (PhoCIS trial) was established to examine the effects of narrowband UVB phototherapy on patients with CIS, and their conversion to MS...
April 2018: Multiple Sclerosis Journal—Experimental, Translational and Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780599/perioperative-blood-transfusion-is-associated-with-post-operative-infectious-complications-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
#18
Nan Lan, Luca Stocchi, Yi Li, Bo Shen
Background: We have previously demonstrated that blood transfusion (BT) was associated with post-operative complications in patients undergoing surgery for Crohn's disease (CD), based on our institutional data registry. The aim of this study was to verify the association between perioperative BT and infectious complications in CD patients enrolled in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) database. Methods: All CD patients undergoing surgery between 2005 and 2013 were identified from NSQIP...
May 2018: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780494/-xbphos-rh-a-halogen-bond-assembled-supramolecular-catalyst
#19
Lucas Carreras, Marta Serrano-Torné, Piet W N M van Leeuwen, Anton Vidal-Ferran
The use of halogen bonding as a tool to construct a catalyst backbone is reported. Specifically, pyridyl- and iodotetrafluoroaryl-substituted phosphines were assembled in the presence of a rhodium(i) precursor to form the corresponding halogen-bonded complex XBphos-Rh . The presence of fluorine substituents at the iodo-containing supramolecular motif was not necessary for halogen bonding to occur due to the template effect exerted by the rhodium center during formation of the halogen-bonded complex. The halogen-bonded supramolecular complexes were successfully tested in the catalytic hydroboration of terminal alkynes...
April 21, 2018: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780486/glucose-nucleobase-pairs-within-dna-impact-of-hydrophobicity-alternative-linking-unit-and-dna-polymerase-nucleotide-insertion-studies
#20
Empar Vengut-Climent, Pablo Peñalver, Ricardo Lucas, Irene Gómez-Pinto, Anna Aviñó, Alicia M Muro-Pastor, Elsa Galbis, M Violante de Paz, Célia Fonseca Guerra, F Matthias Bickelhaupt, Ramón Eritja, Carlos González, Juan Carlos Morales
Recently, we studied glucose-nucleobase pairs, a binding motif found in aminoglycoside-RNA recognition. DNA duplexes with glucose as a nucleobase were able to hybridize and were selective for purines. They were less stable than natural DNA but still fit well on regular B-DNA. These results opened up the possible use of glucose as a non-aromatic DNA base mimic. Here, we have studied the incorporation and thermal stability of glucose with different types of anchoring units and alternative apolar sugar-nucleobase pairs...
April 14, 2018: Chemical Science
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