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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430723/colpocleisis-a-survey-of-current-practice-patterns
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Keisha Jones, Gary Wang, Robert Romano, Peter St Marie, Oz Harmanli
BACKGROUND: Currently, there are no standard treatment guidelines for colpocleisis. Clinical practice varies widely for this safe and effective procedure. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the current practice patterns in the United States among surgeons who perform colpocleisis. METHODS: A 27-item anonymous Web-based survey was sent to all practicing physicians affiliated with the American Urogynecologic Society. It consisted of questions regarding the demographic background of the physicians and their current practice as it relates to colpocleisis...
April 20, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422188/resolvin-d1-enhances-the-resolution-of-lung-inflammation-caused-by-long-term-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infection
#2
M Codagnone, E Cianci, A Lamolinara, V C Mari, A Nespoli, E Isopi, D Mattoscio, M Arita, A Bragonzi, M Iezzi, M Romano, A Recchiuti
Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection is a main cause of disability and mortality worldwide. Acute inflammation and its timely resolution are crucial for ensuring bacterial clearance and limiting tissue damage. Here, we investigated protective actions of resolvin (Rv) D1 in lung infection induced by the RP73 clinical strain of P. aeruginosa. RvD1 significantly diminished bacterial growth and neutrophil infiltration during acute pneumonia caused by RP73. Inoculum of RP73, immobilized in agar beads, resulted in persistent lung infection up to 21 days, leading to a non resolving inflammation reminiscent of human pathology...
April 19, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369926/uteroplacental-insufficiency-reduces-rat-plasma-leptin-concentrations-and-alters-placental-leptin-transporters-ameliorated-with-enhanced-milk-intake-and-nutrition
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Jessica F Briffa, Rachael O'Dowd, Karen M Moritz, Tania Romano, Lisa R Jedwab, Andrew J McAinch, Deanne H Hryciw, Mary E Wlodek
KEY POINTS: Uteroplacental insufficiency compromises maternal mammary development, milk production and pup organ development; this is ameliorated by cross-fostering, which improves pup growth and organ development and prevents adult diseases in growth-restricted (Restricted) offspring by enhancing postnatal nutrition. Leptin is transported to the fetus from the mother by the placenta; we report reduced plasma leptin concentrations in Restricted fetuses associated with sex-specific alterations in placental leptin transporter expression...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295996/incidence-and-predictors-of-coronary-obstruction-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-the-real-world
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Takahide Arai, Thierry Lefèvre, Thomas Hovasse, Philippe Garot, Hakim Benamer, Thierry Unterseeh, Andrew K Roy, Mauro Romano, Kentaro Hayashida, Yusuke Watanabe, Erik Bouvier, Marie-Claude Morice, Bernard Chevalier
OBJECTIVES: Coronary obstruction (CO) is a rare but serious complication of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). There are very limited data regarding CO following TAVI. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence and outcomes of CO after TAVI and identify the predictors including the valve type. METHODS: Between October 2006 and March 2015, 1,203 TAVI cases were performed in our institution. Of them, 814 cases whose coronary height was measured using computed tomography for screening were analyzed in this study...
March 15, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212560/use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-cam-in-cancer-patients-an-italian-multicenter-survey
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Massimiliano Berretta, Chiara Della Pepa, Paolo Tralongo, Alberto Fulvi, Ferdinando Martellotta, Arben Lleshi, Guglielmo Nasti, Rossella Fisichella, Carmela Romano, Chiara De Divitiis, Rosaria Taibi, Francesco Fiorica, Raffaele Di Francia, Anna Di Mari, Lino Del Pup, Anna Crispo, Paolo De Paoli, Adriano Santorelli, Vincenzo Quagliariello, Rosario Vincenzo Iaffaioli, Umberto Tirelli, Gaetano Facchini
INTRODUCTION: Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) include a wide range of products (herbs, vitamins, minerals, and probiotics) and medical practices, developed outside of the mainstream Western medicine. Patients with cancer are more likely to resort to CAM first or then in their disease history; the potential side effects as well as the costs of such practices are largely underestimated. PATIENTS AND METHOD: We conducted a descriptive survey in five Italian hospitals involving 468 patients with different malignancies...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209261/the-feasibility-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-using-the-edwards-sapien-3-for-patients-with-severe-bicuspid-aortic-stenosis
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Takahide Arai, Thierry Lefèvre, Thomas Hovasse, Marie-Claude Morice, Mauro Romano, Hakim Benamer, Philippe Garot, Kentaro Hayashida, Erik Bouvier, Bernard Chevalier
BACKGROUND: There are currently only limited data focusing on transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for bicuspid aortic valves (BAV) patients using the Edwards SAPIEN (Irvine, CA, USA) 3 (S3) valve. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of TAVI using the S3 in patients with BAV. METHODS: A total of 153 TAVI cases performed with the S3 were included. BAV was detected by multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) in 10 (7%) patients...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196814/racial-ethnic-disparities-in-acute-stroke-care-in-the-florida-puerto-rico-collaboration-to-reduce-stroke-disparities-study
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Ralph L Sacco, Hannah Gardener, Kefeng Wang, Chuanhui Dong, Maria A Ciliberti-Vargas, Carolina M Gutierrez, Negar Asdaghi, W Scott Burgin, Olveen Carrasquillo, Enid J Garcia-Rivera, Ulises Nobo, Sofia Oluwole, David Z Rose, Michael F Waters, Juan Carlos Zevallos, Mary Robichaux, Salina P Waddy, Jose G Romano, Tatjana Rundek
BACKGROUND: Racial-ethnic disparities in acute stroke care can contribute to inequality in stroke outcomes. We examined race-ethnic disparities in acute stroke performance metrics in a voluntary stroke registry among Florida and Puerto Rico Get With the Guidelines-Stroke hospitals. METHODS AND RESULTS: Seventy-five sites in the Florida Puerto Rico Stroke Registry (66 Florida and 9 Puerto Rico) recorded 58 864 ischemic stroke cases (2010-2014). Logistic regression models examined racial-ethnic differences in acute stroke performance measures and defect-free care (intravenous tissue plasminogen activator treatment, in-hospital antithrombotic therapy, deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis, discharge antithrombotic therapy, appropriate anticoagulation therapy, statin use, smoking cessation counseling) and temporal trends...
February 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191889/targeted-sequencing-identifies-91-neurodevelopmental-disorder-risk-genes-with-autism-and-developmental-disability-biases
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Holly A F Stessman, Bo Xiong, Bradley P Coe, Tianyun Wang, Kendra Hoekzema, Michaela Fenckova, Malin Kvarnung, Jennifer Gerdts, Sandy Trinh, Nele Cosemans, Laura Vives, Janice Lin, Tychele N Turner, Gijs Santen, Claudia Ruivenkamp, Marjolein Kriek, Arie van Haeringen, Emmelien Aten, Kathryn Friend, Jan Liebelt, Christopher Barnett, Eric Haan, Marie Shaw, Jozef Gecz, Britt-Marie Anderlid, Ann Nordgren, Anna Lindstrand, Charles Schwartz, R Frank Kooy, Geert Vandeweyer, Celine Helsmoortel, Corrado Romano, Antonino Alberti, Mirella Vinci, Emanuela Avola, Stefania Giusto, Eric Courchesne, Tiziano Pramparo, Karen Pierce, Srinivasa Nalabolu, David G Amaral, Ingrid E Scheffer, Martin B Delatycki, Paul J Lockhart, Fereydoun Hormozdiari, Benjamin Harich, Anna Castells-Nobau, Kun Xia, Hilde Peeters, Magnus Nordenskjöld, Annette Schenck, Raphael A Bernier, Evan E Eichler
Gene-disruptive mutations contribute to the biology of neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs), but most of the related pathogenic genes are not known. We sequenced 208 candidate genes from >11,730 cases and >2,867 controls. We identified 91 genes, including 38 new NDD genes, with an excess of de novo mutations or private disruptive mutations in 5.7% of cases. Drosophila functional assays revealed a subset with increased involvement in NDDs. We identified 25 genes showing a bias for autism versus intellectual disability and highlighted a network associated with high-functioning autism (full-scale IQ >100)...
April 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164818/pediatric-and-adolescent-issues-in-underserved-populations
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Neerav Desai, Mary Elizabeth Romano
Children and adolescents in underserved populations have health care risks that are different from those of the adult population. Providers need to be aware of these needs and the available resources. Providers should work with school and community organizations to provide timely and appropriate preventive health care and screen for medical and mental health problems that occur more commonly in these high-risk patient populations.
March 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152517/novel-hbsag-mutations-correlate-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hamper-hbsag-secretion-and-promote-cell-proliferation-in-vitro
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Romina Salpini, Matteo Surdo, Nadia Warner, Maria Francesca Cortese, Danny Colledge, Sally Soppe, Maria Concetta Bellocchi, Daniele Armenia, Luca Carioti, Fabio Continenza, Domenico Di Carlo, Patrizia Saccomandi, Carmen Mirabelli, Michela Pollicita, Roberta Longo, Sara Romano, Giuseppina Cappiello, Alberto Spanò, Pascale Trimoulet, Herve Fleury, Jacopo Vecchiet, Nerio Iapadre, Angelo Barlattani, Ada Bertoli, Terenzio Mari, Caterina Pasquazzi, Gabriele Missale, Cesare Sarrecchia, Elisa Orecchini, Alessandro Michienzi, Massimo Andreoni, Simona Francioso, Mario Angelico, Jens Verheyen, Francesca Ceccherini-Silberstein, Stephen Locarnini, Carlo Federico Perno, Valentina Svicher
BACKGROUND: An impaired HBsAg-secretion can increase HBV oncogenic-properties. Here, we investigate genetic-determinants in HBsAg correlated with HBV-induced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and their impact on HBsAg-secretion and cell-proliferation. METHODS: This study included 128 chronically HBV-infected patients: 23 with HCC (73.9% D; 26.1% A HBV-genotype), and 105 without cirrhosis/HCC (72.4% D, 27.6% A) as reference-group. The impact of mutations on HBsAg-secretion was assessed by measuring the ratio [secreted/intracellular HBsAg] until day 5 post-transfection...
February 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126188/-cell-cycle-inhibitors-in-endocrine-receptor-positive-breast-cancer
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Marie-Paule Sablin, Francesco Ricci, Delphine Loirat, Aude Jobard, Clémence Basse, Emanuela Romano, Christophe Le Tourneau, Véronique Dieras
Dysregulation of cellular cycle is a key component of carcinogenesis and its targeting represents an interesting approach. Recently, the development of selective inhibitors of the cycle targeting the cyclin-dependent kinases (CDK) 4 and 6 revived interest in this therapeutic class after the failure of pan-inhibitors. Palbociclib, ribociclib, and abemaciclib are the 3 drugs with the most advanced development. They demonstrated preclinical activity in luminal breast cancer models and are under clinical evaluation...
February 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100645/lipoxin-a4-stimulates-endothelial-mir-126-5p-expression-and-its-transfer-via-microvesicles
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Marilina Codagnone, Antonio Recchiuti, Paola Lanuti, Anna Maria Pierdomenico, Eleonora Cianci, Sara Patruno, Veronica Cecilia Mari, Felice Simiele, Pamela Di Tomo, Assunta Pandolfi, Mario Romano
The proresolution lipid mediator lipoxin (LX)A4 bestows protective bioactions on endothelial cells. We examined the impact of LXA4 on transcellular endothelial signaling via microRNA (miR)-containing microvesicles. We report LXA4 inhibition of MV release by TNF-α-treated HUVECs, associated with the down-regulation of 18 miR in endothelial microvesicles (EMVs) and the up-regulation of miR-126-5p, both in HUVECs and in EMVs. LXA4 up-regulated miR-126-5p by ∼5-fold in HUVECs and promoted a release of microvesicles (LXA4-EMVs) that enhanced miR-126-5p by ∼7-fold in recipient HUVECs...
January 18, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070241/comparison-between-the-sapien-s3-and-the-sapien-xt-transcatheter-heart-valves-a-single-center-experience
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Fadi J Sawaya, Marco Spaziano, Thierry Lefèvre, Andrew Roy, Phillippe Garot, Thomas Hovasse, Antoinette Neylon, Hakim Benamer, Mauro Romano, Thierry Unterseeh, Marie-Claude Morice, Bernard Chevalier
AIM: To investigate the clinical outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) with the SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve (S3-THV) vs the SAPIEN XT valve (XT-THV). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 507 patients that underwent TAVI with the XT-THV and 283 patients that received the S3-THV at our institution between March 2010 and December 2015. RESULTS: Thirty-day mortality (3.5% vs 8.7%; OR = 0.44, P = 0.21) and 1-year mortality (25...
December 26, 2016: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034581/comparison-of-systematic-predilation-selective-predilation-and-direct-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-with-the-sapien-s3-valve
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Marco Spaziano, Fadi Sawaya, Bernard Chevalier, Andrew Roy, Antoinette Neylon, Philippe Garot, Thomas Hovasse, Hakim Benamer, Mauro Romano, Thierry Unterseeh, Erik Bouvier, Bertrand Cormier, Marie-Claude Morice, Thierry Lefèvre
BACKGROUND: Despite previously described feasibility, direct transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) with the Edwards SAPIEN S3 device (S3-THV) (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA) has not been compared with either a systematic or a selective predilation approach. METHODS: Patients undergoing predilation were divided into a systematic group (regardless of anatomic features) and a selective group (in the context of high valvular calcium burden). Both groups were matched in a 2:1 fashion to patients who underwent direct TAVI...
February 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27970128/tct-742-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-patients-aged-%C3%A2-75-years-versus-75-years-a-matched-comparison
#15
Marco Spaziano, Takahide Arai, Bernard Chevalier, Thomas Hovasse, Philippe Garot, Mauro Romano, Hakim Benamer, Thierry Unterseeh, Erik Bouvier, Kentaro Hayashida, Yusuke Watanabe, Bertrand Cormier, Marie-Claude Morice, Thierry Lefevre
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November 1, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27969009/clinical-recommendation-vulvovaginitis
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REVIEW
Andrea Zuckerman, Mary Romano
Vulvovaginitis is a commonly encountered condition among prepubertal and adolescent females. The objective of this report is to provide the latest evidence regarding the diagnosis and management of vulvovaginitis in prepubertal and adolescent females. In this systematic review we used the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation evidence system. Vulvovaginal complaints are common in the pediatric and adolescent age group. The patient's age in conjunction with history and associated complaints will guide evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment...
December 2016: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909378/perspectives-of-canadian-final-year-physiotherapy-students-on-cardiorespiratory-physiotherapy-as-a-career-choice
#17
Tania Janaudis-Ferreira, Tamara Araujo, Julia Marie Romano, Pat G Camp, Mark Hall, Sunita Mathur, Dina Brooks
Purpose: To investigate the opinions of final-year Canadian physiotherapy students of cardiorespiratory physiotherapy (CRP) and the factors influencing their decision about whether to pursue a career in CRP. Methods: A cross-sectional online survey was completed by final-year Master of Science of Physical Therapy students from three of the largest English-speaking physiotherapy schools in Canada. Results: A total of 120 students responded to the survey (overall response rate was 44%). Fifteen students (12.5%) responded that they were extremely or quite interested in specializing in CRP...
2016: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889451/diet-microbiota-interactions-mediate-global-epigenetic-programming-in-multiple-host-tissues
#18
Kimberly A Krautkramer, Julia H Kreznar, Kymberleigh A Romano, Eugenio I Vivas, Gregory A Barrett-Wilt, Mary E Rabaglia, Mark P Keller, Alan D Attie, Federico E Rey, John M Denu
Histone-modifying enzymes regulate transcription and are sensitive to availability of endogenous small-molecule metabolites, allowing chromatin to respond to changes in environment. The gut microbiota produces a myriad of metabolites that affect host physiology and susceptibility to disease; however, the underlying molecular events remain largely unknown. Here we demonstrate that microbial colonization regulates global histone acetylation and methylation in multiple host tissues in a diet-dependent manner: consumption of a "Western-type" diet prevents many of the microbiota-dependent chromatin changes that occur in a polysaccharide-rich diet...
December 1, 2016: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884356/direct-comparison-of-feasibility-and-safety-of-transfemoral-versus-transaortic%C3%A2-versus-transapical-transcatheter-aortic%C3%A2-valve-replacement
#19
Takahide Arai, Mauro Romano, Thierry Lefèvre, Thomas Hovasse, Arnaud Farge, Daniel Le Houerou, Kentaro Hayashida, Yusuke Watanabe, Philippe Garot, Hakim Benamer, Thierry Unterseeh, Erik Bouvier, Marie-Claude Morice, Bernard Chevalier
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare outcomes among transfemoral (TF), transaortic (TAo), and transapical (TA) transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). BACKGROUND: Very few studies have investigated the differences among TF, TAo, and TA TAVR in terms of safety and feasibility. METHODS: Between January 2011 and December 2014, 467 consecutive cases of TF TAVR, 289 cases of TAo TAVR, and 42 cases of TA TAVR were analyzed. Baseline characteristics, procedural characteristics, and outcomes were compared between TF and TAo and between TAo and TA approaches...
November 28, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866708/mutations-in-three-genes-encoding-proteins-involved-in-hair-shaft-formation-cause-uncombable-hair-syndrome
#20
F Buket Ü Basmanav, Laura Cau, Aylar Tafazzoli, Marie-Claire Méchin, Sabrina Wolf, Maria Teresa Romano, Frederic Valentin, Henning Wiegmann, Anne Huchenq, Rima Kandil, Natalie Garcia Bartels, Arzu Kilic, Susannah George, Damian J Ralser, Stefan Bergner, David J P Ferguson, Ana-Maria Oprisoreanu, Maria Wehner, Holger Thiele, Janine Altmüller, Peter Nürnberg, Daniel Swan, Darren Houniet, Aline Büchner, Lisa Weibel, Nicola Wagner, Ramon Grimalt, Anette Bygum, Guy Serre, Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Eli Sprecher, Susanne Schoch, Vinzenz Oji, Henning Hamm, Paul Farrant, Michel Simon, Regina C Betz
Uncombable hair syndrome (UHS), also known as "spun glass hair syndrome," "pili trianguli et canaliculi," or "cheveux incoiffables" is a rare anomaly of the hair shaft that occurs in children and improves with age. UHS is characterized by dry, frizzy, spangly, and often fair hair that is resistant to being combed flat. Until now, both simplex and familial UHS-affected case subjects with autosomal-dominant as well as -recessive inheritance have been reported. However, none of these case subjects were linked to a molecular genetic cause...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Human Genetics
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