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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217093/risk-factors-for-the-appearance-of-secondary-foci-of-infection-in-children-with-community-acquired-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteraemia-cohort-study-2010-2016
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M Guadalupe Perez, Soledad Martiren, Florencia Escarra, Vanesa Reijtman, Alejandra Mastroianni, Ana Varela-Baino, Carola Cedillo, M Eva Garcia, Moira Taicz, Rosa Bologna
INTRODUCTION: Community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus (SA) bacteraemia is a common cause of hospitalisation in children. The occurrence of secondary foci (SF) of SA infection is associated with higher morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES: To identify risk factors for SF of infection in children with community-acquired SA bacteraemia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective cohort. All children aged from 30 days to 16 years admitted to a paediatric referral hospital between January 2010 and December 2016 for community-acquired infections, with SA isolated in blood cultures, were included...
December 4, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198846/utilization-of-the-bologna-criteria-a%C3%A2-promise-unfulfilled-a-review-of-published-and-unpublished-ongoing-trials
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Aysen Boza, Sule Yildiz Oguz, Selim Misirlioglu, Kayhan Yakin, Bulent Urman
OBJECTIVE: To study the use of the Bologna criteria (BC) for the definition of poor ovarian responders (POR) in clinical practice and research. DESIGN: Systematic review of published and unpublished/ongoing trials between January 2012 and August 2017 on POR. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): Not applicable. INTERVENTION(S): The databases were searched using the relevant medical subject headings including all subheadings...
November 29, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192471/biologic-agents-perception-in-patients-attending-for-the-first-time-to-psoriasis-centers-a-multicenter-italian-survey
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Maria Luca, Maria L Musumeci, Federico Bardazzi, Concetta Potenza, Nicoletta Bernardini, Francesca Ferrara, Alessandra Pavone, Giuseppe Micali
BACKGROUND: Inadequate treatment and delayed access to care represent critical issues regarding psoriasis. In Italy, patients treated with biologics are scanty and patients' misinformation could interfere with both biologics prescription and access to care. Literature provide data on disease awareness and perception about biologics in already-treated patients, but there is a lack of information concerning patients never treated with such drugs. METHODS: We conducted a national survey including three academic-based psoriasis care centers at Bologna, Rome and Catania...
November 30, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169178/subjective-assessment-of-sleep-in-huntington-disease-reliability-of-sleep-questionnaires-compared-to-polysomnography
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Carla Piano, Giacomo Della Marca, Anna Losurdo, Claudio Imperatori, Marcella Solito, Giovanna Calandra-Buonaura, Federica Provini, Pietro Cortelli, Anna Rita Bentivoglio
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to evaluate the clinical reliability of subjective sleep evaluation, based on sleep and psychometric questionnaires, by comparing the results with those obtained with laboratory-based video-polysomnography (V-PSG). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty consecutive Huntington disease (HD) patients were enrolled. Subjective evaluation of sleep included the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), the sleep questionnaire for HD (HDQ), the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, the Bologna questionnaire for sleepiness (BQ), the Berlin questionnaire, and the RBD questionnaire; the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group scale was administered to patients with positive screening...
November 24, 2017: Neuro-degenerative Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149516/feasibility-of-percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-closure-using-a-novel-lambre-occluder-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-initial-results-from-a-prospective-cohort-registry-study
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Shaojie Chen, Boris Schmidt, Stefano Bordignon, Fabrizio Bologna, Takahiko Nagase, Nikolaos Tsianakas, Laura Perrotta, K R Julian Chun
BACKGROUND: The LAmbreۛ occluder is a novel device for percutaneous left atrial appendage closure (LAAC). The presented study aimed to report the initial experience in implantation of the novel LAmbre for LAAC in patients with non-valvular AF. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, observational, cohort registry study to evaluate the feasibility of percutaneous LAAC using the LAmbre occlude. RESULTS: Thirty patients (15 female, mean age 77...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146388/the-role-of-pelvic-ultrasound-in-preoperative-evaluation-for-laparoscopic-myomectomy
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Clarissa Frascà, Gianmarco Tuzzato, Alessandro Arena, Eugenia Degli Esposti, Margherita Zanello, Diego Raimondo, Renato Seracchioli
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine the accuracy of pelvic ultrasonography (US) in preoperative evaluation before laparoscopic myomectomy. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING: Tertiary level referral center of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, Sant'Orsola University Hospital, Bologna, Italy. PATIENTS: One hundred and one of the 125 women undergoing laparoscopic myomectomy from September 2015 to May 2016 were included...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142046/quantitative-analysis-of-interferon-%C3%AE-release-assay-response-in-children-with-latent-and-active-tuberculosis
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Giulia Lombardi, Roberta Petrucci, Ilaria Corsini, Maria Letizia Bacchi Reggiani, Francesca Visciotti, Filippo Bernardi, Maria Paola Landini, Salvatore Cazzato, Paola Dal Monte
The use of interferon-γ (IFN-γ) release assays (IGRAs) for the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) infection in children is still under debate because of concerns about their immature immune response.The aim of this study was to investigate quantitative values of QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-IT), a commercially available IGRA, in a large cohort of children screened for TB infection.A retrospective analysis was conducted on samples from 517 children aged 0-14 years old at the Pediatric Unit of S. Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital of Bologna (Italy); quantitative responses to QFT-IT stimuli were analyzed according to diagnosis and age...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126606/balance-study-in-asymptomatic-subjects-determination-of-significant-variables-and-reference-patterns-to-improve-clinical-application
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Juan de la Torre, Javier Marin, Jose J Marin, Jose M Auria, Maria B Sanchez-Valverde
Postural control is essential when carrying out everyday activities and its possible disorders have a very significant impact on personal autonomy. To provide the means to accurately measure postural control in the clinical environment, this study checks and discusses the suitability of procedures for a new balance assessment system with a stabilometric platform (MoveHuman-Dyna © UZ-IDERGO), which meets the criteria of clinical stabilometric standardisation established by the International Society for Posture and Gait Research (ISPGR) at the Bologna meeting (2009)...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126090/the-vanishing-follicle-in-women-with-low-number-of-developing-follicles-during-assisted-reproduction
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Johnny S Younis, Shiran Yakovi, Ido Izhaki, Sami Haddad, Moshe Ben-Ami
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the occurrence of the "vanishing follicle" phenomenon in women with low number of developing follicles in assisted reproduction. STUDY DESIGN: Women with ≤ 6 follicles on the day of hCG administration with ≥ 14mm diameter were prospectively studied. Primary outcome measures were disappearance of ≥14mm and all-diameter follicles on the day of oocyte pick-up compared to the day of hCG administration. RESULTS: Among the 120 women recruited, 95 were found eligible and completed the study...
November 3, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108820/is-undifferentiated-spondyloarthritis-a-discrete-entity-a-debate
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Atul Deodhar, Pierre Miossec, Xenofon Baraliakos
The concept of undifferentiated spondyloarthritis has been introduced recently to describe a clinical setting where the classical features of spondyloarthritis (SpA) are not fully present. Whether this is a discrete entity was the basis of a debate during the 4th International Congress on Controversies in Rheumatology & Autoimmunity held in Bologna, Italy 9-11 March 2017. The pro and con aspects of the debate are presented. The implications of the debate are important ranging from diagnostic aspects to consequences for the society and the payers...
November 3, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101146/effect-of-cardiologist-care-on-6-month-outcomes-in-patients-discharged-with-heart-failure-results-from-an-observational-study-based-on-administrative-data
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Vera Maria Avaldi, Jacopo Lenzi, Stefano Urbinati, Dario Molinazzi, Carlo Descovich, Anselmo Campagna, Martina Taglioni, Angelo Fioritti, Maria Pia Fantini
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of cardiologist care on adherence to evidence-based secondary prevention medications, mortality and readmission within 6 months of discharge in patients with heart failure (HF). DESIGN: Retrospective observational study based on administrative data. SETTING: Local Healthcare Authority (LHA) of Bologna, one of the largest LHAs of Italy with ~870 000 inhabitants. PARTICIPANTS: All patients residing in the LHA of Bologna discharged from hospital with a diagnosis of HF between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2015...
November 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090496/primordial-odontogenic-tumor-a-case-report-with-histopathological-analyses
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Toshinari Mikami, Yu Ohashi, Ronell Bologna-Molina, Adalberto Mosqueda-Taylor, Naoki Fujiwara, Naoko Tsunoda, Hiroyuki Yamada, Yasunori Takeda
Primordial odontogenic tumor (POT) is a benign mixed epithelial and mesenchymal odontogenic tumor included into the current World Health Organization (WHO) classification of Head and Neck tumours in 2017. As far as the authors have confirmed, only eight cases of this tumor have been reported so far. This paper reports a case of POT that occurred in the right mandible of a 5-year-old patient. Panoramic radiograph showed a well-defined homogeneous radiolucency displacing the unerupted second deciduous molar to the deep part of the mandible...
November 1, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064347/excess-mortality-in-italy-should-we-care-about-low-influenza-vaccine-uptake
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Francia Fausto, Pandolfi Paolo, Odone Anna, Signorelli Carlo
AIMS: The aims of this study were to explore 2015 mortality data further and to assess excess deaths' determinants. METHODS: We analysed data from a large metropolitan area in the north of Italy, the city of Bologna. We took advantage of a comprehensive local-level database and merged three different data sources to analitically explore reported 2014-2015 excess mortality and its determinants. Effect estimates were derived from multivariable Poisson regression analysis, according to vaccination status and frailty index...
October 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059947/stability-assessment-of-first-order-statistics-features-computed-on-adc-maps-in-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Marco Bologna, Eros Montin, Valentina D A Corino, Luca T Mainardi
Radiomics extracts a large number of features from medical images to perform a quantitative characterization. Aim of this study was to assess radiomic features stability and relevance. Apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps were computed from diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance images (DW-MRI) of 18 patients diagnosed with soft-tissue sarcomas (STSs). Thirty-seven intensity-based features were computed on the regions of interest (ROIs). First, ROIs of the images were subjected to translations and rotations in specific ranges...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053653/patients-with-advanced-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-have-high-levels-of-soluble-e-cadherin-in-the-saliva
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S López-Verdín, J-J Soto-Avila, A-L Zamora-Perez, B-P Lazalde-Ramos, M-L Martínez-Fierro, R González-González, N Molina-Frechero, M-A Isiordia-Espinoza, R Bologna-Molina
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to assess the potential clinical value of the concentration of soluble salivary E-cadherin (sE-cadherin) compared with the clinical value of the presence of membranous E-cadherin (mE-cadherin) in oral squamous cell carcinoma tumor tissues. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data regarding patient demographics, clinical stage, saliva and tumor tissue samples were collected. The saliva was analyzed for sE-cadherin protein levels and was compared to the mE-cadherin immunohistochemical expression levels in tumor tissues, which were assessed via the HercepTest® method...
November 1, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051491/fan1-interaction-with-ubiquitylated-pcna-alleviates-replication-stress-and-preserves-genomic-integrity-independently-of-brca2
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Antonio Porro, Matteo Berti, Julia Pizzolato, Serena Bologna, Svenja Kaden, Anja Saxer, Yue Ma, Kazuo Nagasawa, Alessandro A Sartori, Josef Jiricny
Interstrand cross-link (ICL) hypersensitivity is a characteristic trait of Fanconi anemia (FA). Although FANCD2-associated nuclease 1 (FAN1) contributes to ICL repair, FAN1 mutations predispose to karyomegalic interstitial nephritis (KIN) and cancer rather than to FA. Thus, the biological role of FAN1 remains unclear. Because fork stalling in FAN1-deficient cells causes chromosomal instability, we reasoned that the key function of FAN1 might lie in the processing of halted replication forks. Here, we show that FAN1 contains a previously-uncharacterized PCNA interacting peptide (PIP) motif that, together with its ubiquitin-binding zinc finger (UBZ) domain, helps recruit FAN1 to ubiquitylated PCNA accumulated at stalled forks...
October 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048454/are-the-school-prevention-programmes-aimed-at-de-normalizing-smoking-among-youths-beneficial-in-the-long-term-an-example-from-the-smoke-free-class-competition-in-italy
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V Zagà, F Giordano, P Gremigni, D L Amram, A De Blasi, M Amendola, J F Osborn, M S Cattaruzza
Tobacco smoking by young people is of great concern because it usually leads to regular smoking, nicotine addiction and quitting difficulties. Young people "hooked" by tobacco maintain the profits of the tobacco industry by replacing smokers who quit or die. If new generations could be tobacco-free, as supported by tobacco endgame strategies, the tobacco epidemic could end within decades. Smoking prevention programmes for teens are offered by schools with the aim to prevent or delay smoking onset. Among these, the Smoke Free Class Competition (SFC) was widely implemented in Europe...
November 2017: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048453/bologna-process-and-basic-nursing-education-in-21-european-countries
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L Humar, J Sansoni
BACKGROUND: The Bologna Process and the Directives of the European Union have had a profound impact on nursing education in Europe. The aim of this study was to identify the similarities and differences within nursing education framework at entry level in 2014 in European countries. METHODS: A questionnaire was devised by the researchers and distributed via e-mail to the nursing associations/nursing regulatory bodies of 30 European countries. Data were collected from January to May 2014...
November 2017: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040589/corifollitropin-alfa-followed-by-highly-purified-hmg-versus-recombinant-fsh-in-young-poor-ovarian-responders-a-multicentre-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Panagiotis Drakopoulos, Thi Ngoc Lan Vuong, Ngoc Anh Vu Ho, Alberto Vaiarelli, Manh Tuong Ho, Christophe Blockeel, Michel Camus, Anh Tuan Lam, Arne van de Vijver, Peter Humaidan, Herman Tournaye, Nikolaos P Polyzos
STUDY QUESTION: Does administration of corifollitropin alfa followed by highly purified (hp) HMG result in higher ongoing pregnancy rates compared with daily recombinant FSH (rFSH) in young poor responders? SUMMARY ANSWER: Corifollitropin alfa followed by hp-HMG does not increase ongoing pregnancy rates compared with rFSH in young poor responders, although more supernumerary cryopreserved embryos were obtained with corifollitropin alfa and hp-HMG. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Poor ovarian response remains one of the main therapeutic challenges in women undergoing ovarian stimulation, given that very low live birth rates of 6% have been reported in this particular group of infertile patients...
November 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035838/effect-of-two-treatment-protocols-for-ketosis-on-the-resolution-postpartum-health-milk-yield-and-reproductive-outcomes-of-dairy-cows
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Jae-Kwan Jeong, In-Soo Choi, Sung-Ho Moon, Soo-Chan Lee, Hyun-Gu Kang, Young-Hun Jung, Soo-Bong Park, Ill-Hwa Kim
We determined the effect of ketosis treatment with propylene glycol (PG) or PG plus l-carnitine and methionine (Metabolase(®), Fatro, Bologna, Italy) on the resolution, postpartum health, milk yield, and reproductive performances of dairy cows. Blood from 475 Holstein cows was collected weekly until 4 weeks after calving to measure blood β-hydroxybutyrate (BHBA) concentrations. Cows with blood BHBA concentration ≥1.2 mmol/L were diagnosed with ketosis and were enrolled. One hundred and fifty cows diagnosed with ketosis were randomly assigned to three treatment groups (Day 0): (1) PG (300 g, PO) for 3 days (PG group, n = 50), (2) PG (300 g, PO) plus l-carnitine (1...
September 25, 2017: Theriogenology
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