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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106972/endoscopic-hand-drill-for-management-of-tracheal-stenosis
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Sandro Batzella Sandro Batzella, Gabriele Lucantoni, Giovanni Galluccio, Mario Santini, Umberto Caterino Umberto Caterino, Alfonso Reginelli, Alfonso Fiorelli Alfonso Fiorelli
We propose the use of a new endoscopic drill for management of web-like tracheal stenosis. Our device allows creating radial holes within stenosis that facilitates the use of the scissors for cutting the  scar and the subsequent mechanical dilatation.
January 17, 2017: Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery: MMCTS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106083/the-association-of-bacterial-c9-based-ttx-like-compounds-with-prorocentrum-minimum-opens-new-uncertainties-about-shellfish-seafood-safety
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Inés Rodríguez, Amparo Alfonso, Eva Alonso, Juan A Rubiolo, María Roel, Aristidis Vlamis, Panagiota Katikou, Stephen A Jackson, Margassery Lekha Menon, Alan Dobson, Luis M Botana
In 2012, Tetrodotoxin (TTX) was identified in mussels and linked to the presence of Prorocentrum minimum (P. minimum) in Greece. The connexion between TTX and P. minimum was further studied in this paper. First, the presence of TTX-producer bacteria, Vibrio and Pseudomonas spp, was confirmed in Greek mussels. In addition these samples showed high activity as inhibitors of sodium currents (INa). P. minimum was before associated with neurotoxic symptoms, however, the nature and structure of toxins produced by this dinoflagellate remains unknown...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105995/delayed-fracture-of-a-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-implanted-for-in-stent-restenosis
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Teresa Bastante, Javier Cuesta, Fernando Rivero, Marcos García-Guimaraes, Amparo Benedicto, Fernando Alfonso
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 20, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105159/small-bowel-metastasis-from-pancreatic-cancer-in-a-long-term-survival-patient-with-synchronous-advanced-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Morena Fasano, Carminia Maria Della Corte, Giovanni Vicidomini, Valerio Scotti, Pier Francesco Rambaldi, Alfonso Fiorelli, Marina Accardo, Ferdinando De Vita, Mario Santini, Fortunato Ciardiello, Floriana Morgillo
Diffuse malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive tumor that originates from the surface of the pleura. Approximately 70% of cases are associated with chronic asbestos exposure. MPM is regarded as an incurable disease, with a median survival of ~2 years following intensive multimodality treatment. Pancreatic cancer is a malignancy also associated with a poor prognosis, with only 2% of patients surviving for 5 years. The majority of patients with pancreatic cancer are diagnosed with an advanced stage of disease and experience a poor response to therapy...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104825/effect-of-bovine-oviductal-extracellular-vesicles-on-embryo-development-and-quality-in-vitro
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Ricaurte Lopera-Vasquez, Meriem Hamdi, Veronica Maillo, Alfonso Gutierrez-Adan, Pablo Bermejo-Alvarez, Miguel Angel Ramirez, Maria Yañez-Mo, Dimitrios Rizos
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of extracellular vesicles (EV) from oviductal fluid (OF), either from the ampulla or isthmus, on the development and quality of in vitro cultured bovine embryos. Zygotes were cultured in synthetic oviduct fluid (SOF+3mg/ml BSA) without calf serum (C- group), in the presence of 3x105 EV/ml from ampullary or isthmic OF at either 1x104xg (10k) and 1x105xg (100k), and compared with SOF+5% FCS (C+ group). OF-EV size and concentration were assessed by electron microscopy and nanotracking analysis system...
January 19, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102072/ultrafast-dischargeable-limn-sub-2-sub-o-sub-4-sub-thin-film-electrodes-with-pseudocapacitive-properties-for-microbatteries
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Marcus Fehse, Rafael Trocoli, Edgar Ventosa, Elba Hernandez, Alfonso Sepulveda, Alex Morata, Albert Tarancón
LiMn<sub>2</sub>O<sub>4</sub> (LMO) thin films are deposited on Si-based substrates with Pt current collector via combinatorial pulsed laser deposition technique. The LMO thin films feature unique kinetics yielding to outstanding electrochemical cycling performance in aqueous environment. At extremely high current densities of up to 1880 μAcm<sup>-2</sup> (≈ 348 C) a reversible capacity of 2.6 μAhcm<sup>-2<\sup> is reached. Furthermore the electrochemical cycling remains very stable for over 3500 cycles with remarkable capacity retention of 99...
January 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101347/clinical-presentation-and-management-of-uveal-melanoma
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Abelardo Rodríguez, Alfonso Dueñas-Gonzalez, Sarai Delgado-Pelayo
Uveal melanoma (UM) is the most common primary intraocular malignancy in adults. The majority of the patients are Caucasian (97.8%) and aged 50-80 years. Choroidal melanoma is the predominant type (86.3%). The clinical presentation may range from no symptoms over various types of visual disturbances to visual loss. Examination includes slit-lamp biomicroscopy, indirect ophthalmoscopy and diagnostic testing, such as B-scan ultrasonography. A number of patients with posterior UM are treated with plaque radiation therapy or enucleation...
December 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100739/action-categories-in-lateral-occipitotemporal-cortex-are-organized-along-sociality-and-transitivity
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Moritz F Wurm, Alfonso Caramazza, Angelika Lingnau
: How neural specificity for distinct conceptual knowledge categories arises is central for understanding the organization of semantic memory in the human brain. Although there is a large body of research on the neural processing of distinct object categories, the organization of action categories remains largely unknown. In particular, it is unknown whether different action categories follow a specific topographical organization on the cortical surface analogously to the category-specific organization of object knowledge...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098203/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-microvascular-findings-in-macular-edema-due-to-central-and-branch-retinal-vein-occlusions
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Mastropasqua Rodolfo, Toto Lisa, Di Antonio Luca, Borrelli Enrico, Senatore Alfonso, Di Nicola Marta, Di Martino Giuseppe, Ciancaglini Marco, Paolo Carpineto
The aim of this study was to evaluate retinal and choriocapillaris vessel density using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in eyes with central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) and branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) complicated by macular edema (ME). Sixty eyes of 60 patients with CRVO or BRVO and ME and 40 healthy subjects underwent measurements of superficial and deep foveal and parafoveal vessel density (FVD, PFVD) and choricapillary density using OCTA at baseline and 60 days after intravitreal dexamethasone implant (IVDEX)...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097634/schizophrenia-impact-on-family-dynamics
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REVIEW
Alejandra Caqueo-Urízar, Mar Rus-Calafell, Thomas K J Craig, Matias Irarrazaval, Alfonso Urzúa, Laurent Boyer, David R Williams
In many societies, family members are now the primary caregivers of mental health patients, taking on responsibilities traditionally under the purview of hospitals and medical professionals. The impact of this shift on the family is high, having both an emotional and economic toll. The aim of this paper is to review the main changes that occur in family dynamics for patients with schizophrenia. The article addresses three central themes: (i) changes in the family at the onset of the disorder, (ii) consequences for family members because of their caregiver role, and (iii) family interventions aimed at improving the complex dynamics within the family...
January 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097008/preclinical-findings-predicting-efficacy-and-side-effect-profile-of-ly2940094-an-antagonist-of-nociceptin-receptors
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Jeffrey M Witkin, Linda M Rorick-Kehn, Mark J Benvenga, Benjamin L Adams, Scott D Gleason, Karen M Knitowski, Xia Li, Steven Chaney, Julie F Falcone, Janice W Smith, Julie Foss, Kirsti Lloyd, John T Catlow, David L McKinzie, Kjell A Svensson, Vanessa N Barth, Miguel A Toledo, Nuria Diaz, Celia Lafuente, Alma Jiménez, Alfonso Benito, Conception Pedregal, Maria A Martínez-Grau, Anke Post, Michael A Ansonoff, John E Pintar, Michael A Statnick
Nociceptin/Orphanin FQ (N/OFQ) is a 17 amino acid peptide whose receptor is designated ORL1 or nociceptin receptor (NOP). We utilized a potent, selective, and orally bioavailable antagonist with documented engagement with NOP receptors in vivo to assess antidepressant- and anxiolytic-related pharmacological effects of NOP receptor blockade along with measures of cognitive and motor impingement. LY2940094 ([2-[4-[(2-chloro-4,4-difluoro-spiro[5H-thieno[2,3-c]pyran-7,4'-piperidine]-1'-yl)methyl]-3-methyl-pyrazol-1-yl]-3-pyridyl]methanol) displayed antidepressant-like behavioral effects in the forced-swim test in mice, an effect absent in NOP (-/-) mice...
December 2016: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096580/randomized-double-blind-comparison-of-remifentanil-and-alfentanil-in-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-using-total-intravenous-anesthesia
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José M Beleña, Mónica Núñez, Alfonso Vidal, Diego Anta
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To compare the use of remifentanil and alfentanil to suppress intraoperative adrenergic response of pain and the influence of these drugs on the recovery profile in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy using a total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) technique. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred patients undergoing elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy were randomized to be managed with either remifentanil (group R) or alfentanil (group A)...
October 2016: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095682/superparamagnetic-nanoparticles-as-high-efficiency-magnetic-resonance-imaging-t2-contrast-agent
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Fernanda Sousa, Barbara Sanavio, Alessandra Saccani, Yun Tang, Ileana Zucca, Tamara M Carney, Alfonso Mastropietro, Paulo H Jacob Silva, Randy P Carney, Kurt Schenk, Arash O Omrani, Ping Huang, Lin Yang, Henrik M Rønnow, Francesco Stellacci, Silke Krol
Nanoparticle-based magnetic resonance imaging T2 negative agents are of great interest, and much effort is devoted to increasing cell-loading capability while maintaining low cytotoxicity. Herein, two classes of mixed-ligand protected magnetic-responsive, bimetallic gold/iron nanoparticles (Au/Fe NPs) synthesized by a two-step method are presented. Their structure, surface composition, and magnetic properties are characterized. The two classes of sulfonated Au/Fe NPs, with an average diameter of 4 nm, have an average atomic ratio of Au to Fe equal to 7 or 8, which enables the Au/Fe NPs to be superparamagnetic with a blocking temperature of 56 K and 96 K...
January 18, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093287/diagnostic-accuracy-of-imaging-devices-in-glaucoma-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Monica Fallon, Oliver Valero, Marta Pazos, Alfonso Antón
Imaging devices such as the Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph (HRT3), scanning laser polarimetry (GDx), and optical coherence tomography (OCT), play an important role in glaucoma diagnosis. A systematic search for evidence-based data was performed for prospective studies evaluating the diagnostic accuracy of HRT3, GDx and OCT. The diagnostic odds ratio (DOR) was calculated. To compare the accuracy among instruments and parameters, a meta-analysis considering the hierarchical summary receiver operating characteristic (H-SROC) model was performed...
January 13, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093053/examiner-s-experience-and-the-outcome-interpretation-of-icdas-and-nyvad-s-system-a-prospective-in-vitro-study
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Vinicius Krieger Costa Nogueira, Diego Girotto Bussaneli, Elaine Pereira Da Silva Tagliaferro, Rubens Spin-Neto, Alfonso Escobar, Rita De Cássia Loiola Cordeiro
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate, prospectively, the influence of examiner's experience in interpreting and applying the caries detection systems ICDAS (IC) and Nyvad (NY). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twelve second-year undergraduate dental students (UG) and 12 postgraduates (PG) MSc level analysed and codified 77 clinical dental caries photographs at three different moments: initially, without any training; after one week of receiving training through a theoretical class; and after two years...
January 16, 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091709/use-of-in-silico-models-for-prioritization-of-heat-induced-food-contaminants-in-mutagenicity-and-carcinogenicity-testing
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Falko Frenzel, Thorsten Buhrke, Irina Wenzel, Jennifer Andrack, Jan Hielscher, Alfonso Lampen
Numerous Maillard reaction and lipid oxidation products are present in processed foods such as heated cereals, roasted meat, refined oils, coffee, and juices. Due to the lack of experimental toxicological data, risk assessment is hardly possible for most of these compounds. In the present study, an in silico approach was employed for the prediction of the toxicological endpoints mutagenicity and carcinogenicity on the basis of the structure of the respective compound, to examine (quantitative) structure-activity relationships for more than 800 compounds...
January 16, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089907/adenosine-and-preeclampsia
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REVIEW
Rocío Salsoso, Marcelo Farías, Jaime Gutiérrez, Fabián Pardo, Delia I Chiarello, Fernando Toledo, Andrea Leiva, Alfonso Mate, Carmen M Vázquez, Luis Sobrevia
Adenosine is an endogenous nucleoside with pleiotropic effects in different physiological processes including circulation, renal blood flow, immune function, or glucose homeostasis. Changes in adenosine membrane transporters, adenosine receptors, and corresponding intracellular signalling network associate with development of pathologies of pregnancy, including preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality affecting 3-5% of pregnancies. Since the proposed mechanisms of preeclampsia development include adenosine-dependent biological effects, adenosine membrane transporters and receptors, and the associated signalling mechanisms might play a role in the pathophysiology of preeclampsia...
January 12, 2017: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089794/a-molecular-phylogeny-reveals-the-cuban-enigmatic-genus-behaimia-as-a-new-piece-in-the-brongniartieae-puzzle-of-papilionoid-legumes
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Luciano Paganucci de Queiroz, Wallace São-Mateus, Alfonso Delgado-Salinas, Benjamin M Torke, Gwilym P Lewis, Óscar Dorado, Julie K Ardley, Martin F Wojciechowski, Domingos Cardoso
The papilionoid legume tribe Brongniartieae comprises a collection of 15 genera with disparate morphologies that were previously positioned in at least four remotely related tribes. The Brongniartieae displays a wide geographical disjunction between Australia and the New World and previous phylogenetic studies had provided conflicting results about the relationships between the American and Australian genera. We carry out phylogenetic analyses of (1) a plastid matK dataset extensively sampled across legumes to solve the enigmatic relationship of the Cuban-endemic monospecific genus Behaimia; and (2) multilocus datasets with focus on all genera ever referred to Brongniartieae...
January 9, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089777/bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-to-treat-malignant-in-stent-restenosis-in-a-patient-with-nickel-allergy
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Alfonso Jurado-Román, María T López-Lluva, Ignacio Sánchez-Pérez, Jesús Piqueras-Flores, Ramón Maseda, Fernando Lozano-Ruíz-Poveda
Nickel is the most frequent allergen in patients with allergic contact dermatitis and nickel allergy has been associated with recurrent in-stent restenosis. However, it is often misdiagnosed because of a low suspicion threshold. It should be discarded in patients with recurrent in-stent restenosis, especially if their medical history reveals prior contact dermatitis. It is also noteworthy and rarely specified that even newer generation stents that use novel metal alloys also contain low amounts of nickel. To avoid the implantation of new stents containing this metal, when percutaneous coronary intervention is indicated, drug eluting balloons or bioresorbable vascular scaffolds associated with small doses of steroids could provide good alternatives of treatment...
January 2, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089214/prevalence-of-chronic-pancreatitis-results-of-a-primary-care-physician-based-population-study
#20
Gabriele Capurso, Livia Archibugi, Piera Pasquali, Alessandro Aceti, Paolo Balducci, Patrizia Bianchi, Francesco Buono, Stefano Camerucci, Rosanna Cantarini, Sergio Centofanti, Patrizia Colantonio, Riccarda Cremaschi, Sergio Crescenzi, Caterina Di Mauro, Davide Di Renzi, Andrea Filabozzi, Alfonso Fiorillo, Giuseppe Giancaspro, Paola Giovannetti, Giuseppe Lanna, Claudio Medori, Emilio Merletti, Enzo Nunnari, Francesca Paris, Marco Pavone, Angela Piacenti, Almerindo Rossi, Maria Cristina Scamuffa, Giovanni Spinelli, Marco Taborchi, Biagio Valente, Antonella Villanova, Alberto Chiriatti, Gianfranco Delle Fave
BACKGROUND: Data on chronic pancreatitis prevalence are scanty and usually limited to hospital-based studies. AIM: Investigating chronic pancreatitis prevalence in primary care. METHODS: Participating primary care physicians reported the prevalence of chronic pancreatitis among their registered patients, environmental factors and disease characteristics. The data were centrally reviewed and chronic pancreatitis cases defined according to M-ANNHEIM criteria for diagnosis and severity and TIGAR-O classification for etiology...
December 27, 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
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