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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329612/aquagenic-wrinkling-of-the-palms-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#1
Matteo Megna, Mariateresa Cantelli, Donata Martellotta, Gabriella Calabrò, Anna Balato, Fabio Ayala
Aquagenic wrinkling of the palms (AWP) is an unusual and rare dermatological condition characterized by excessive palmar wrinkling, occurring within a few minutes of water exposure. Cystic fibrosis (CF) or CF carrier state associated forms, drug induced cases, and idiopathic forms have been described. We report the case of a 27-year-old woman with a 7-year history of transient excessive wrinkling of her palms after brief exposure to water. We present also a comprehensive review of the literature. We believe that AWP has been underdiagnosed thus far and we would like to encourage investigations such as sweat chloride test or genetic studies in these patients because of the association with CF or CF carrier state, particularly when AWP appears in younger ages...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297009/development-and-validation-of-a-prognostic-score-for-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
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Mustafa Raoof, Sinziana Dumitra, Philip H G Ituarte, Laleh Melstrom, Susanne G Warner, Yuman Fong, Gagandeep Singh
Importance: In patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC), the oncologic benefit of surgery and perioperative outcomes for large multifocal tumors or tumors with contiguous organ involvement remain to be defined. Objectives: To develop and externally validate a simplified prognostic score for ICC and to determine perioperative outcomes for large multifocal ICCs or tumors with contiguous organ involvement. Design, Setting, and Participants: This study of a contemporary cohort merged data from the California Cancer Registry (January 1, 2004, through December 31, 2011) and the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development inpatient database...
March 15, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273984/study-of-risk-factors-for-development-of-voice-disorders-and-its-impact-on-the-quality-of-life-of-school-teachers-in-mangalore-india
#3
Arati Alva, Megna Machado, Kiran Bhojwani, Suja Sreedharan
INTRODUCTION: School teachers are most prone to the development and detrimental effects of voice disorders as a consequence of their work. The risk factors for development of dysphonia in teachers are multifactorial. AIM: The primary aim of our study was to investigate the various risk factors that influence the onset and progression of voice disorders in school teachers in the Indian context. We wanted to assess the effect of voice problems on the physical, psychosocial and functional aspect of a teacher's life...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217485/skindia-quiz-32-a-strange-sessile-formation-appearing-as-a-penis-like-structure
#4
Matteo Megna, Nicola Balato, Maddalena Napolitano, Claudia Costa, Pietro Gisonni, Massimo Mascolo, Anna Balato
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209050/-active-photoprotection-sunscreens-with-dna-repair-enzymes-a-review-of-the-literature
#5
Matteo Megna, Serena Lembo, Nicola Balato, Giuseppe Monfrecola
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation exerts different harmful effects on human health, being the main etiological agents of certain skin cancers and photoaging. In this context, photoprotection, intended as a set of measures adopted to limit and prevent the effects of UV radiation, plays a critical role in avoiding undesired sunlight outcomes. Traditional sunscreens represent a widely used photoprotective approach, even if they exert a "passive photoprotection" and are not effective once damage to skin cells has been generated after sun exposure...
February 16, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209048/waste-exposure-and-skin-diseases
#6
Matteo Megna, Maddalena Napolitano, Claudia Costa, Nicola Balato, Cataldo Patruno
Waste is a composite mixture of different substances including endotoxins, organic dust and bio-aerosol stuffed with micro-organisms, as well as various toxic organic and inorganic chemicals, which may be intrinsically hazardous to human health. Therefore, health risks may derive from direct or indirect contact with garbage. Although few epidemiological and clinical surveys investigated on the adverse effects of garbage exposure on human health, particularly regarding respiratory, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal and mucous membranes systems, only very limited data are available on the relationship between waste exposure and cutaneous diseases...
February 16, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191631/the-role-of-histological-presentation-in-erythroderma
#7
Matteo Megna, Akmal A Sidikov, Denis V Zaslavsky, Igor N Chuprov, Elena A Timoshchuk, Uliya Egorova, Joerg Wenzel, Ruslan A Nasyrov
BACKGROUND: Erythroderma is a serious medical condition characterized by inflamed red skin involving over 90% of the body. It can be the common presentation of different diseases, therefore clinical diagnosis can be problematic. Controversial data are reported regarding the diagnostic value of histological examination in erythroderma subjects. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed, investigating histological skin specimens of patients with a clinical diagnosis of erythroderma admitted to the Department of Dermatology of State Pediatric Medical University, Saint Petersburg, from 2001 to 2014...
April 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176237/vitamin-d-and-its-role-in-psoriasis-an-overview-of-the-dermatologist-and-nutritionist
#8
REVIEW
Luigi Barrea, Maria Cristina Savanelli, Carolina Di Somma, Maddalena Napolitano, Matteo Megna, Annamaria Colao, Silvia Savastano
Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory skin disease. Psoriasis lesions are characterized by hyper-proliferation of epidermal keratinocytes associated with inflammatory cellular infiltrate in both dermis and epidermis. The epidermis is the natural source of vitamin D synthesis by sunlight action. Recently, a role for vitamin D in the pathogenesis of different skin diseases, including psoriasis, has been reported. Indeed, significant associations between low vitamin D status and psoriasis have been systematically observed...
February 7, 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025775/systemic-treatment-of-adult-atopic-dermatitis-a-review
#9
REVIEW
Matteo Megna, Maddalena Napolitano, Cataldo Patruno, Alessia Villani, Anna Balato, Giuseppe Monfrecola, Fabio Ayala, Nicola Balato
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common chronic inflammatory skin disease that predominantly affects children. However, it can persist in adulthood and/or start at older ages. Due to its chronic nature and frequently occurring relapses, AD has a substantial effect on patients' quality of life, often requiring long-term systemic treatment, especially in adult patients, who are more frequently refractory to adequate topical treatment with mid- to high-potent corticosteroids and/or calcineurin inhibitors. Therefore, treatment with systemic therapies is often needed to take control of the disease, prevent exacerbations and improve quality of life...
March 2017: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965741/three-new-records-of-gammarid-amphipod-in-songkhla-lake-thailand
#10
Kotchakorn Rattanama, Manasawan Saengsakda Pattaratumrong, Prawit Towatana, Koraon Wongkamhaeng
Songkhla Lake is known as the most popular area for gammarid amphipod studies in the Gulf of Thailand. The first gammarid amphipod study was investigated in 1925 by Chilton. After that, there are various studies including diversity, ecology, and biology. In this study, gammarid amphipod in Songkhla Lake were collected from year 2010 to 2014. In this study, three newly recorded amphipods had been reported namely Hyale dollfusi Chevreux, 1911, Grandidierella megnae (Giles, 1888), and Hourstonius japonica (Hirayama, 1983) which had not been previously reported from the Thai waters...
November 2016: Tropical Life Sciences Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749221/paradoxical-onset-of-psoriatic-arthritis-during-treatment-with-biologic-agents-for-plaque-psoriasis-a-combined-dermatology-and-rheumatology-clinical-study
#11
Maddalena Napolitano, Nicola Balato, Francesco Caso, Luisa Costa, Matteo Megna, Teresa Cirillo, Anna Balato, Raffaele Scarpa
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the incidence of new cases of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in patients with plaque psoriasis receiving biologic drugs. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed on 434 psoriatic patients under biologic treatment, attending the Psoriasis Care Centre of Dermatology at the University Federico II of Naples from January 2011 to November 2015. As part of the routine clinical practice, assessment of disease activity was made at baseline, and every 3 months...
September 8, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735042/unenhanced-whole-body-mri-versus-pet-ct-for-the-detection-of-prostate-cancer-metastases-after-primary-treatment
#12
F Barchetti, A Stagnitti, V Megna, N Al Ansari, A Marini, D Musio, M L Monti, G Barchetti, V Tombolini, C Catalano, V Panebianco
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of unenhanced whole-body MRI, including whole-body Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DWI), used as a diagnostic modality to detect  pathologic lymph nodes and skeletal metastases in patients with prostate cancer (PCa) undergoing restaging after primary treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 152 male patients with biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy (RP) or external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) underwent MRI at a 1...
September 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27675607/feasibility-study-of-outpatient-monitoring-by-fitness-activity-trackers-in-a-radiation-oncology-department
#13
M Magliulo, R Megna, L Cella, R Liuzzi, G Palma, R Pacelli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27632580/soccer-helps-in-controlling-the-development-of-psoriasis-in-italian-second-league-players
#14
Matteo Megna, Antonio Lobasso, Maddalena Napolitano, Francesca Wanda Rossi, Anna Balato, Caterina Matucci-Cerinic, Francesco Braconaro, Francesca Prignano, Giuseppe Monfrecola, Nicola Balato, Amato De Paulis
Psoriasis is a systemic disease linked to a general state of inflammation and increased risk to develop metabolic and cardiovascular diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and hypertension.(1,2) Physical activity, a vital component in prevention and management of these diseases, is reported to be potentially associated in a negative way with psoriasis, since the latter often cause significant restriction of social activities.(3) The interest in the relationship between exercise and psoriasis is constantly growing...
September 15, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27585057/helping-persons-in-a-minimally-conscious-state-develop-responding-and-stimulation-control-through-a-microswitch-aided-program
#15
Giulio E Lancioni, Nirbhay Singh, Mark F O'Reilly, Jeff Sigafoos, Fiora D'Amico, Francesca Buonocunto, Jorge Navarro, Crocifissa Lanzilotti, Pietro Fiore, Marisa Megna, Sabino Damiani, Riccardo Marvulli
BACKGROUND: Post-coma persons in a minimally conscious state (MCS) and with extensive motor impairment cannot independently access and control environmental stimulation. AIM: Assessing the effects of a microswitch-aided program aimed at helping MCS persons develop responding and stimulation control and conducting a social validation/evaluation of the program. DESIGN: A single-subject ABAB design was used for each participant to determine the impact of the program on his or her responding...
September 1, 2016: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27451867/indole-3-carbinol-induces-tumor-cell-death-function-follows-form
#16
REVIEW
Bryant W Megna, Patrick R Carney, Manabu Nukaya, Pete Geiger, Gregory D Kennedy
BACKGROUND: Even with colonoscopy screening and preventive measures becoming more commonplace, colorectal cancer (CRC) remains the third leading cause of oncologic death in the United States as of 2014. Many chemotherapeutics exist for the treatment of colorectal cancer, though they often come with significant side effect profiles or narrow efficacy ranges in terms of patient profile. Dietary phytochemicals such as glucobrassicin and its metabolite indole-3-carbinol (I3C) have been implicated in tumor prevention in many preclinical models across a variety of gastrointestinal tumors and represent an intriguing new class of natural chemotherapeutics for CRC...
July 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27433903/the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-is-a-repressor-of-inflammation-associated-colorectal-tumorigenesis-in-mouse
#17
Carol J Díaz-Díaz, Sean M Ronnekleiv-Kelly, Manabu Nukaya, Peter G Geiger, Silvia Balbo, Romel Dator, Bryant W Megna, Patrick R Carney, Christopher A Bradfield, Gregory D Kennedy
OBJECTIVE: To determine the role of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) in colitis-associated colorectal tumorigenesis. BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in United States. Chronic intestinal inflammation increases the risk for the development of CRC. We investigated the involvement of AHR, a ligand-activated transcriptional regulator, in colitis-associated colorectal tumorigenesis. METHODS: We used a mouse model of colitis-associated colorectal tumorigenesis that employs treatment with azoxymethane and dextran sodium sulfate...
September 2016: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27297274/the-risk-of-herpes-zoster-in-patients-with-psoriasis-a-retrospective-records-based-observational-study
#18
LETTER
Matteo Megna, Maddalena Napolitano, Fabio Ayala, Nicola Balato
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27222764/appearances-may-be-deceiving
#19
Matteo Megna, Maddalena Napolitano, Claudia Costa, Massimo Mascolo, Massimiliano Scalvenzi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27156076/psoriatic-arthritis-and-psoriasis-differential-diagnosis
#20
REVIEW
Maddalena Napolitano, Francesco Caso, Raffaele Scarpa, Matteo Megna, Angela Patrì, Nicola Balato, Luisa Costa
Psoriasis frequency ranges from 1 to 3 % in white population, and arthritis occurs in 10-40 % of psoriasis patients, representing a relevant health issue. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an inflammatory arthropathy, associated with psoriasis, in which ocular-, intestinal-, metabolic-, and cardiovascular-related manifestations can variably coexist. In order to favor early PsA and psoriasis diagnosis, it is crucial to rule out other conditions that can resemble the disease and delay appropriate therapeutic approach...
August 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
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