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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916833/inhibition-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-and-histone-acetyltransferase-activity-by-rimonabant-a-therapeutic-target-for-colon-cancer
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Maria Chiara Proto, Donatella Fiore, Chiara Piscopo, Silvia Franceschelli, Valentina Bizzarro, Chiara Laezza, Gianluigi Lauro, Alessandra Feoli, Alessandra Tosco, Giuseppe Bifulco, Gianluca Sbardella, Maurizio Bifulco, Patrizia Gazzerro
In a high percentage (≥85%) of both sporadic and familial adenomatous polyposis forms of colorectal cancer (CRC), the inactivation of the APC tumor suppressor gene initiates tumor formation and modulates the Wnt/β-Catenin transduction pathways involved in the control of cell proliferation, adhesion and metastasis. Increasing evidence showed that the endocannabinoids control tumor growth and progression, both in vitro and in vivo. We evaluated the effect of Rimonabant, a Cannabinoid Receptor 1 (CB1) inverse agonist, on the Wnt/β-Catenin pathway in HCT116 and SW48 cell lines carrying the genetic profile of metastatic CRC poorly responsive to chemotherapies...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882212/diet-composition-and-trophic-ecology-of-northeast-pacific-ocean-sharks
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Joseph J Bizzarro, Aaron B Carlisle, Wade D Smith, Enric Cortés
Although there is a general perception of sharks as large pelagic, apex predators, most sharks are smaller, meso- and upper-trophic level predators that are associated with the seafloor. Among 73 shark species documented in the eastern North Pacific (ENP), less than half reach maximum lengths >200cm, and 78% occur in demersal or benthic regions of the continental shelf or slope. Most small (≤200cm) species (e.g., houndsharks) and demersal, nearshore juveniles of larger species (e.g., requiem sharks) consume small teleosts and decapod crustaceans, whereas large species in pelagic coastal and oceanic environments feed on large teleosts and squids...
2017: Advances in Marine Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808680/early-formation-of-planetary-building-blocks-inferred-from-pb-isotopic-ages-of-chondrules
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Jean Bollard, James N Connelly, Martin J Whitehouse, Emily A Pringle, Lydie Bonal, Jes K Jørgensen, Åke Nordlund, Frédéric Moynier, Martin Bizzarro
The most abundant components of primitive meteorites (chondrites) are millimeter-sized glassy spherical chondrules formed by transient melting events in the solar protoplanetary disk. Using Pb-Pb dates of 22 individual chondrules, we show that primary production of chondrules in the early solar system was restricted to the first million years after the formation of the Sun and that these existing chondrules were recycled for the remaining lifetime of the protoplanetary disk. This finding is consistent with a primary chondrule formation episode during the early high-mass accretion phase of the protoplanetary disk that transitions into a longer period of chondrule reworking...
August 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795878/effects-of-prisma%C3%A2-skin-dermal-regeneration-device-containing-glycosaminoglycans-on-human-keratinocytes-and-fibroblasts
#4
Raffaella Belvedere, Valentina Bizzarro, Luca Parente, Francesco Petrella, Antonello Petrella
Prisma® Skin is a new pharmaceutical device developed by Mediolanum Farmaceutici S.p.a. It includes alginates, hyaluronic acid and mainly mesoglycan. The latter is a natural glycosaminoglycan preparation containing chondroitin sulfate, dermatan sulfate, heparan sulfate and heparin and it is used in the treatment of vascular disease. Glycosaminoglycans may contribute to the re-epithelialization in the skin wound healing, as components of the extracellular matrix. Here we describe, for the first time, the effects of Prisma® Skin in in vitro cultures of adult epidermal keratinocytes and dermal fibroblasts...
August 10, 2017: Cell Adhesion & Migration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757565/the-pharmaceutical-device-prisma-%C3%A2-skin-promotes-in-vitro-angiogenesis-through-endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-during-skin-wound-healing
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Raffaella Belvedere, Valentina Bizzarro, Luca Parente, Francesco Petrella, Antonello Petrella
Glycosaminoglycans are polysaccharides of the extracellular matrix supporting skin wound closure. Mesoglycan is a mixture of glycosaminoglycans such as chondroitin-, dermatan-, heparan-sulfate and heparin and is the main component of Prisma(®) Skin, a pharmaceutical device developed by Mediolanum Farmaceutici S.p.a. Here, we show the in vitro effects of this device in the new vessels formation by endothelial cells, since angiogenesis represents a key moment in wound healing. We found a strong increase of migration and invasion rates of these cells treated with mesoglycan and Prisma(®) Skin which mediate the activation of the pathway triggered by CD44 receptor...
July 25, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745260/implementation-of-an-antimicrobial-stewardship-program-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Nneka I Nzegwu, Michelle R Rychalsky, Loren A Nallu, Xuemei Song, Yanhong Deng, Amber M Natusch, Robert S Baltimore, George R Paci, Matthew J Bizzarro
OBJECTIVE To evaluate antimicrobial utilization and prescription practices in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) after implementation of an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP). DESIGN Quasi-experimental, interrupted time-series study. SETTING A 54-bed, level IV NICU in a regional academic and tertiary referral center. PATIENTS AND PARTICIPANTS All neonates prescribed antimicrobials from January 1, 2011, to June 30, 2016, were eligible for inclusion. INTERVENTION Implementation of a NICU-specific ASP beginning July 2012...
July 26, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733292/natural-history-of-autoimmune-primary-ovarian-insufficiency-in-patients-with-addison-s-disease-from-normal-ovary-function-to-overt-ovary-dysfunction
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Annamaria De Bellis, Giuseppe Bellastella, Alberto Falorni, Ernesto Aitella, Mariluce Barrasso, Maria Ida Maiorino, Elio Bizzarro, Antonio Bellastella, Dario Giugliano, Katherine Esposito
CONTEXT: Women with autoimmune Addison's disease with normally ovulatory cycles but positive for steroid cells antibodies (StCA) have been considered at risk of premature ovarian insufficiency (POI). DESIGN: Thirty-three women younger than 40 years, with subclinical-clinical Addison's disease but with normally ovulatory menses, were followed-up for 10 years to evaluate the long-term time-related variations of StCA, ovarian function and follicular reserve. All patients and 27 control women were investigated at start and every year for the presence and titer of StCA (by indirect immunofluorescence), serum concentrations of anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) and ovarian function along four consecutive menses every year...
July 21, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631188/role-of-clu-picalm-and-tnk1-genotypes-in-aging-with-and-without-alzheimer-s-disease
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Davide Seripa, Francesco Panza, Giulia Paroni, Grazia D'Onofrio, Paola Bisceglia, Carolina Gravina, Maria Urbano, Madia Lozupone, Vincenzo Solfrizzi, Alessandra Bizzarro, Virginia Boccardi, Chiara Piccininni, Antonio Daniele, Giancarlo Logroscino, Patrizia Mecocci, Carlo Masullo, Antonio Greco
Healthy and impaired cognitive aging may be associated to different prevalences of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). In a multicenter case-control association study, we studied the SNPs rs11136000 (clusterin, CLU), rs541458 (phosphatidylinositol binding clatrin assembly protein, PICALM), and rs1554948 (transcription factor A, and tyrosine kinase, non-receptor, 1, TNK1) according to the three age groups 50-65 years (group 1), 66-80 years (group 2), and 80+ years (group 3) in 569 older subjects without cognitive impairment (NoCI) and 520 Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients...
June 19, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621003/effect-of-periodontal-therapy-with-systemic-antimicrobials-on-parameters-of-metabolic-syndrome-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Sergio Bizzarro, Ubele van der Velden, Wijnand J Teeuw, Victor E A Gerdes, Bruno G Loos
AIM: To investigate the effect of basic periodontal therapy (BPT) with antimicrobials (AM) on the parameters of metabolic syndrome (MetS) (waist circumference, systolic/diastolic blood pressure [BP], HDL-cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose). METHODS: One hundred and ten periodontitis patients without known comorbidities and unaware of possible MetS were randomly assigned to BPT (n = 56) or BPT+AM (n = 54) and followed for 12 months post-therapy. Number of patients with undiagnosed MetS was also determined...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562267/an-initiative-to-improve-the-quality-of-care-of-infants-with-neonatal-abstinence-syndrome
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Matthew R Grossman, Adam K Berkwitt, Rachel R Osborn, Yaqing Xu, Denise A Esserman, Eugene D Shapiro, Matthew J Bizzarro
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), a constellation of neurologic, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal disturbances associated with opioid withdrawal, has increased dramatically and is associated with long hospital stays. At our institution, the average length of stay (ALOS) for infants exposed to methadone in utero was 22.4 days before the start of our project. We aimed to reduce ALOS for infants with NAS by 50%. METHODS: In 2010, a multidisciplinary team began several plan-do-study-act cycles at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital...
June 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411947/central-line-associated-bloodstream-infections-in-the-nicu-successes-and-controversies-in-the-quest-for-zero
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Renée E Mobley, Matthew J Bizzarro
Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) are among the most common healthcare-acquired infections in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) population and are associated with an increased risk of morbidity and mortality, as well as increased healthcare costs, and duration of hospitalization. Over the past decade, numerous local, statewide, and national quality improvement initiatives have resulted in a significant reduction in CLABSI rates. The majority of successful initiatives have utilized similar strategies to implement and sustain their efforts, including education of NICU staff in the principles of quality improvement, creation and implementation of central line insertion and maintenance bundles and methods for assessing compliance, formation of dedicated central line insertion and maintenance teams, and utilization of reliable and effective methods for collecting, analyzing, and displaying data...
April 2017: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371800/three-dimensional-evaluation-of-the-maxillary-arch-and-palate-in-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-subjects-using-digital-dental-casts
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Chiara Generali, Jasmina Primozic, Stephen Richmond, Maria Bizzarro, Carlos Flores-Mir, Maja Ovsenik, Letizia Perillo
Objectives: To assess arch width, palatal surface area, and volume in surgically treated unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) in mixed dentition children in comparison with non-cleft lip and palate (NCLP) children using a 3D laser scanning. Materials and Methods: 38 subjects (Caucasian origin), 5.63-11.9 years of age (mean, 9.33 ± 1.67 years), were included. 19 in each group (UCLP and NCLP). Digital dental casts were obtained using a 3 Shape R700 laser scanner...
March 25, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206997/pulmonary-hypertension-in-preterm-infants-results-of-a-prospective-screening-program
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C G Weismann, J D Asnes, A Bazzy-Asaad, C Tolomeo, R A Ehrenkranz, M J Bizzarro
OBJECTIVE: Determine prevalence and associations with pulmonary hypertension (PH) in preterm infants. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective institutional echocardiographic PH screening at 36 to 38 weeks' corrected gestational age (GA) for infants born <32 weeks' GA who had bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD; group BPD), and infants without BPD who had a birth weight (BW) <750 g, or clinical suspicion for PH (group NoBPD). RESULTS: Two hundred and four infants were screened (GA 25...
May 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190975/reduced-platelet-hyper-reactivity-and-platelet-leukocyte-aggregation-after-periodontal-therapy
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Efthymios Arvanitidis, Sergio Bizzarro, Elena Alvarez Rodriguez, Bruno G Loos, Elena A Nicu
BACKGROUND: Platelets from untreated periodontitis patients are hyper-reactive and form more platelet-leukocyte complexes compared to cells from individuals without periodontitis. It is not known whether the improvement of the periodontal condition achievable by therapy has beneficial effects on the platelet function. We aimed to assess the effects of periodontal therapy on platelet reactivity. METHODS: Patients with periodontitis (n = 25) but unaffected by any other medical condition or medication were included and donated blood before and after periodontal therapy...
2017: Thrombosis Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139937/risk-factors-for-tracheostomy-requirement-in-extremely-low-birth-weight-infants
#15
Orly L Levit, Veronika Shabanova, Alia Bazzy-Asaad, Matthew J Bizzarro, Vineet Bhandari
AIM: To identify variables that affect the risk of tracheostomy in a population of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants. METHODS: A retrospective matched case-control study was conducted. ELBW infants with a tracheostomy were compared with controls without tracheostomy. Data collection included demographics, detailed information about each intubation and extubation attempt, the use of steroids and the presence of comorbidities. Statistical analyses include conditional logistic regression and Poisson regression for clustered observations...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099523/the-role-of-liquid-based-cytology-and-ancillary-techniques-in-the-peritoneal-washing-analysis-our-institutional-experience
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Esther Rossi, Tommaso Bizzarro, Maurizio Martini, Adhemar Longatto-Filho, Fernando Schmitt, Anna Fagotti, Giovanni Scambia, Gian Franco Zannoni
BACKGROUND: The cytological analysis of peritoneal effusions serves as a diagnostic and prognostic aid for either primary or metastatic diseases. Among the different cytological preparations, liquid based cytology (LBC) represents a feasible and reliable method ensuring also the application of ancillary techniques (i.e immunocytochemistry-ICC and molecular testing). METHODS: We recorded 10348 LBC peritoneal effusions between January 2000 and December 2014. They were classified as non-diagnostic (ND), negative for malignancy-NM, atypical-suspicious for malignancy-SM and positive for malignancy-PM...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041971/clinicopathological-analysis-of-mixed-endometrial-carcinomas-clinical-relevance-of-different-neoplastic-components
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Esther Diana Rossi, Tommaso Bizzarro, Giorgia Monterossi, Frediano Inzani, Francesco Fanfani, Giovanni Scambia, Gian Franco Zannoni
Mixed endometrial carcinomas (MECs) refer to tumors characterized by 2 or more distinct histotypes mostly that comprised endometrioid (EC) and serous/clear cell carcinomas (SC/CC). The specific quantification of these distinct components represents a challenging and critical point for both prognosis and management. Herein, we analyze a large series of MEC and compare them with EC and SC/CC. We evaluated a series of 69 MECs between January 2002 and December 2015. We compared the MEC series with 186 ECs (including 117 endometrioid G3), 31 SCs, and 38 CCs...
April 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001329/fna-biopsy-of-secondary-nonlymphomatous-malignancies-in-salivary-glands-a-multi-institutional-study-of-184-cases
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He Wang, Raza S Hoda, William Faquin, Esther Diana Rossi, Nihar Hotchandani, Tianlin Sun, Marc Pusztaszeri, Tommaso Bizzarro, Massimo Bongiovanni, Viren Patel, Nirag Jhala, Guido Fadda, Yun Gong
BACKGROUND: Secondary malignancies of salivary glands (SMSGs) are among the most common malignant neoplasms to involve the salivary glands. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of SMSG can present diagnostic challenges. The current report presents the largest such FNAB series to date. METHODS: A search of the pathology database from 6 academic institutions identified 184 FNAB cases of nonlymphomatous SMSG. RESULTS: Of the 184 cases, 171 were of the parotid glands, and 13 were of the submandibular glands; 130 patients were men, and 54 were women, and the mean patient age at diagnosis was 68 years...
February 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966635/boosting-adaptive-immunity-a-new-role-for-pafr-antagonists
#19
Marianna M Koga, Bruna Bizzarro, Anderson Sá-Nunes, Francisco J Rios, Sonia Jancar
We have previously shown that the Platelet-Activating Factor Receptor (PAFR) engagement in murine macrophages and dendritic cells (DCs) promotes a tolerogenic phenotype reversed by PAFR-antagonists treatment in vitro. Here, we investigated whether a PAFR antagonist would modulate the immune response in vivo. Mice were subcutaneously injected with OVA or OVA with PAFR-antagonist WEB2170 on days 0 and 7. On day 14, OVA-specific IgG2a and IgG1 were measured in the serum. The presence of WEB2170 during immunization significantly increased IgG2a without affecting IgG1 levels...
December 14, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941541/cytopathology-of-follicular-cell-nodules
#20
REVIEW
Esther D Rossi, Tommaso Bizzarro, Maurizio Martini, Luigi M Larocca, Fernando Schmitt, Philippe Vielh
The detection of thyroid nodules, consisting of different diseases, represents a common finding in population. Their evaluation and diagnosis are mostly achieved with fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). Even though the majority of thyroid nodules are correctly diagnosed, a total of 25% to 30% of them are classified "indeterminate" comprising lesions with varying risk of malignancy and different types of management. Although the number of thyroid FNACs, including small lesions, is increasing due to the reliance upon sonographic and cytologic interpretations, there are issues concerning cytomorphologic interpretation and interobserver reproducibility...
January 2017: Advances in Anatomic Pathology
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