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Emiliano Tognoli, Matte Leoni, Daniele Morelli, Elisa Sottotetti, Antonia Martinetti, Stefano Signoroni, Carlotta Galeone, Gianfranco Gallino
Unrestrained activation of the proteolytic systems in anastomotic tissue during repair has been implicated in the pathogenesis of anastomotic leakage. We hypothesized that this mechanism may promote an up-regulation of the urokinase-type plasminogen activator system and a spillover of Soluble Urokinase-type Plasminogen Activator Receptor (suPAR) into blood. In this retrospective analysis patients with anastomotic leakage were compared to a group of matched uncomplicated patients. Anastomotic leakage complicated patients had significantly higher suPAR (p=0...
October 19, 2016: Wound Repair and Regeneration
Hiral Shah, Emiliano Albanese, Cynthia Duggan, Igor Rudan, Kenneth M Langa, Maria C Carrillo, Kit Yee Chan, Yves Joanette, Martin Prince, Martin Rossor, Shekhar Saxena, Heather M Snyder, Reisa Sperling, Mathew Varghese, Huali Wang, Marc Wortmann, Tarun Dua
At the First WHO Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia in March, 2015, 160 delegates, including representatives from 80 WHO Member States and four UN agencies, agreed on a call for action to reduce the global burden of dementia by fostering a collective effort to advance research. To drive this effort, we completed a globally representative research prioritisation exercise using an adapted version of the Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative method. We elicited 863 research questions from 201 participants and consolidated these questions into 59 thematic research avenues, which were scored anonymously by 162 researchers and stakeholders from 39 countries according to five criteria...
November 2016: Lancet Neurology
A Leyte-Manrique, U Hernández-Salinas, A Ramírez-Bautista, V Mata-Silva, J C Marshall
Studies on habitat use have often helped explain observed variation in morphology, behavior, and reproductive characteristics among populations within a single species. Here we analyze morphological and ecological characteristics of individuals from the Sceloporus grammicus species complex from seven different localities (El Cerezo: CER, Pachuca: PAC, Huichapan: HUI, Emiliano Zapata: EZA, San Miguel Regla: SMR, La Mojonera: LMJ, and La Manzana: LMZ) in the state of Hidalgo, and one locality (Cahuacán) in the State of México...
October 13, 2016: Integrative Zoology
Emiliano Calvo, Jean-Charles Soria, Wen Wee Ma, Tao Wang, Rastilav Bahleda, Anthony Tolcher, Diana Gernhardt, Joseph O'Connell, Robert Millham, Nagdeep Giri, Michael J Wick, Alex A Adjei, Manuel Hidalgo
PURPOSE: This phase I, open-label, single-arm trial assessed the safety and tolerability of dacomitinib-figitumumab combination therapy in patients with advanced solid tumors. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: A standard 3+3 dose escalation/de-escalation design was utilized. Starting doses were figitumumab 20 mg/kg administered intravenously once every 3 weeks (q3w) and dacomitinib 30 mg administered orally once daily. We also performed an independent study of the combination in patient-derived xenograft (avatar mouse) models of adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC)...
October 12, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Padmanee Sharma, Margaret K Callahan, Petri Bono, Joseph Kim, Pavlina Spiliopoulou, Emiliano Calvo, Rathi N Pillai, Patrick A Ott, Filippo de Braud, Michael Morse, Dung T Le, Dirk Jaeger, Emily Chan, Chris Harbison, Chen-Sheng Lin, Marina Tschaika, Alex Azrilevich, Jonathan E Rosenberg
BACKGROUND: Few effective treatments exist for patients with advanced urothelial carcinoma that has progressed after platinum-based chemotherapy. We assessed the activity and safety of nivolumab in patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma whose disease progressed after previous platinum-based chemotherapy. METHODS: In this phase 1/2, multicentre, open-label study, we enrolled patients (age ≥18 years) with urothelial carcinoma of the renal pelvis, ureter, bladder, or urethra at 16 sites in Finland, Germany, Spain, the UK, and the USA...
October 7, 2016: Lancet Oncology
Manuel Ramírez, Rocío Velázquez, Matilde Maqueda, Emiliano Zamora, Antonio López-Piñeiro, Luis M Hernández
Torulaspora delbrueckii can improve wine aroma complexity, but its impact on wine quality is still far from being satisfactory at the winery level, mainly because it is easily replaced by S. cerevisiae yeasts during must fermentation. New T. delbrueckii killer strains were selected to overcome this problem. These strains killed S. cerevisiae yeasts and dominated fermentation better than T. delbrueckii non-killer strains when they were single-inoculated into crushed red grape must. All the T. delbrueckii wines, but none of the S...
October 3, 2016: International Journal of Food Microbiology
Rafael José Marques Peixoto, Karla Rodrigues Miranda, Leandro Araujo Lobo, Alessandra Granato, Pedro de Carvalho Maalouf, Hugo Emiliano de Jesus, Caio T C C Rachid, Saulo Roni Moraes, Henrique Fragoso Dos Santos, Raquel Silva Peixoto, Alexandre Soares Rosado, Regina Maria Cavalcanti Pilotto Domingues
The Antarctic soil microbial community has a crucial role in the growth and stabilization of higher organisms, such as vascular plants. Analysis of the soil microbiota composition in that extreme environmental condition is crucial to understand the ecological importance and biotechnological potential. We evaluated the efficiency of isolation and abundance of strict anaerobes in the vascular plant Deschampsia antarctica rhizosphere collected in the Antarctic's Admiralty Bay and associated biodiversity to metabolic perspective and enzymatic activity...
October 5, 2016: Extremophiles: Life Under Extreme Conditions
Wijith Munasinghe, Sven Stodtmann, Anthony Tolcher, Emiliano Calvo, Michael Gordon, Mathilde Jalving, Judith de Vos-Geelen, Diane Medina, Dennis Bergau, Silpa Nuthalapati, David Hoffman, Stacie Shepherd, Hao Xiong
PURPOSE: Veliparib (ABT-888) is an orally bioavailable potent inhibitor of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP)-1 and PARP-2. This phase 1 study evaluated the effect of veliparib on corrected QT interval using Fridericia's formula (QTcF). METHODS: Eligible patients with advanced solid tumors received single-dose oral veliparib (200 mg or 400 mg) or placebo in a 6-sequence, 3-period crossover design. The primary endpoint was the difference in the mean baseline-adjusted QTcF between 400 mg veliparib and placebo (∆∆QTcF) at six post-dose time points...
October 5, 2016: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
José I Recio-Rodríguez, Natalia Sanchez-Aguadero, Emiliano Rodríguez-Sánchez, Vicente Martinez-Vizcaino, Carlos Martin-Cantera, Maria C Patino-Alonso, Jose A Maderuelo-Fernandez, Manuel A Gómez-Marcos, Luis Garcia-Ortiz
This study determined the relationship between self-reported and objective measurements of physical activity with adiposity markers in a randomly sample of community-dwelling older adults. The sample included 439 individuals over 65 years (age 71.1±7.8; 54.2% women). Regular physical activity information was collected using self-reported (questionnaire, 7-day-PAR) and objective measurements (accelerometer ActiGraph GT3X) over 7 days. Anthropometric parameters included body mass index, body fat percentage and waist circumference...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Pierfrancesco Fusco, Paolo Scimia, Emiliano Petrucci, Stefano Di Carlo, Franco Marinangeli
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October 4, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
Nicola Troisi, Alberto Farina, Emiliano Chisci, Leonardo Ercolini, Pierfrancesco Frosini, Clara Pigozzi, Azzurra Guidotti, Stefano Michelagnoli
BACKGROUND: Previous studies demonstrated that early recoil is frequently observed in patients undergoing balloon angioplasty. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of intra-arterial administration of iloprost (Endoprost®, Italfarmaco S.p.A., Milan, Italy) on early elastic recoil after balloon angioplasty of below-the-knee (BTK) vessels in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). METHODS: Between January 2015 and December 2015 32 patients with CLI underwent balloon angioplasty of at least one BTK vessel followed by intra-arterial administration of iloprost...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Edlyn Wu, Ajay A Vashisht, Clément Chapat, Mathieu N Flamand, Emiliano Cohen, Mihail Sarov, Yuval Tabach, Nahum Sonenberg, James Wohlschlegel, Thomas F Duchaine
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) impinge on the translation and stability of their target mRNAs, and play key roles in development, homeostasis and disease. The gene regulation mechanisms they instigate are largely mediated through the CCR4-NOT deadenylase complex, but the molecular events that occur on target mRNAs are poorly resolved. We observed a broad convergence of interactions of germ granule and P body mRNP components on AIN-1/GW182 and NTL-1/CNOT1 in Caenorhabditis elegans embryos. We show that the miRISC progressively matures on the target mRNA from a scanning form into an effector mRNP particle by sequentially recruiting the CCR4-NOT complex, decapping and decay, or germ granule proteins...
October 3, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
Emiliano Sorrentino, Stephen J Connon
The first strategy for bringing about highly enantioselective alkylative enolate kinetic resolutions using a simple phase-transfer protocol via SN2 chemistry has been developed. In the presence of a new squaramide-based quaternized cinchona alkaloid-derived catalyst and aqueous base, benzyl, allyl, and propargyl halides react with racemic substituted oxindoles to generate densely functionalized products with the two contiguous stereocenters, one of which is an all-carbon quaternary.
October 4, 2016: Organic Letters
Irene Gonsalvez, Roey Baror, Peter Fried, Emiliano Santarnecchi, Alvaro Pascual-Leone
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a looming public health crisis that currently lacks an effective treatment. Noninvasive Brain Stimulation (NBS), particularly transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), offers a promising alternative approach to pharmacological interventions for an increasing number of neurological and psychiatric conditions. The aim of this review is summarize data from therapeutic trials of NBS in AD and other dementing illnesses. Despite the potential of NBS, there is limited theoretical framework and a lack of guidelines for its applications to AD...
September 30, 2016: Current Alzheimer Research
Diego Voccia, Marta Sosnowska, Francesca Bettazzi, Giuseppina Roscigno, Emiliano Fratini, Vittorio De Franciscis, Gerolama Condorelli, Raghu Chitta, Francis D'Souza, Wlodzimierz Kutner, Ilaria Palchetti
Herein, direct determination of small RNAs is described using a functional-polymer modified genosensor. The analytical strategy adopted involves deposition by electropolymerization of biotinylated polythiophene films on the surface of miniaturized, disposable, gold screen-printed electrodes, followed by the layer-by-layer deposition of streptavidin, and then biotynilated capture probes. A small RNA (miR-221) target was determined via the impedimetric measurement of the hybridization event in a label-free and PCR-free approach...
September 17, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Silvia Ronzitti, Emiliano Soldini, Vittorio Lutri, Neil Smith, Massimo Clerici, Henrietta Bowden-Jones
Background and aim Previous international research emphasized that some forms of gambling are more "addictive" than others. More recently, research has shown that we should shift our attention from the type of gambling activity to the level of involvement in a number of different gambling activities. The aim of our study was to verify whether a higher Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI) score was associated with particular gambling activities and evaluate the impact of involvement on gambling behavior. Methods A total of 736 treatment-seeking individuals with gambling disorder were assessed at the National Problem Gambling Clinic in London...
September 2016: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Melissa Harper Shehadeh, Eva Heim, Neerja Chowdhary, Andreas Maercker, Emiliano Albanese
BACKGROUND: Cultural adaptation of mental health care interventions is key, particularly when there is little or no therapist interaction. There is little published information on the methods of adaptation of bibliotherapy and e-mental health interventions. OBJECTIVE: To systematically search for evidence of the effectiveness of minimally guided interventions for the treatment of common mental disorders among culturally diverse people with common mental disorders; to analyze the extent and effects of cultural adaptation of minimally guided interventions for the treatment of common mental disorders...
2016: JMIR Mental Health
Raffaella Niola, Francesco Giurazza, Aleksandra Torbica, Emiliano Schena, Mattia Silvestre, Franco Maglione
Postpartum hemorrhages occur in 5 % of all deliveries. Open surgery and endovascular embolization techniques are the options commonly applied to face this life-threatening scenario. A cost analysis has been performed to compare the standard embolization endovascular approach, performed postpartum in emergency settlement, with a novel proposed preventive embolization approach, and performed in election in selected high-risk patients before the delivery. Two groups have been compared: 46 patients (non-preventive group) and 67 patients (preventive group)...
September 24, 2016: La Radiologia Medica
Emiliano Calvo, Manuela Schmidinger, Daniel Y C Heng, Viktor Grünwald, Bernard Escudier
Survival of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) has improved since the advent of targeted therapy. Approved agents include the multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) sunitinib, sorafenib, axitinib, pazopanib, cabozantinib, and lenvatinib (approved in combination with everolimus), the anti-VEGF monoclonal antibody bevacizumab, the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors everolimus and temsirolimus, and the programmed death-1 (PD-1) targeted immune checkpoint inhibitor nivolumab...
September 10, 2016: Cancer Treatment Reviews
Yang Deng, Fan Yang, Emiliano Cocco, Eric Song, Junwei Zhang, Jiajia Cui, Muneeb Mohideen, Stefania Bellone, Alessandro D Santin, W Mark Saltzman
The i.p. administration of chemotherapy in ovarian and uterine serous carcinoma patients by biodegradable nanoparticles may represent a highly effective way to suppress peritoneal carcinomatosis. However, the efficacy of nanoparticles loaded with chemotherapeutic agents is currently hampered by their fast clearance by lymphatic drainage. Here, we show that a unique formulation of bioadhesive nanoparticles (BNPs) can interact with mesothelial cells in the abdominal cavity and significantly extend the retention of the nanoparticles in the peritoneal space...
October 11, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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