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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918752/correlation-of-csf-flow-using-phase-contrast-mri-with-ventriculomegaly-and-csf-opening-pressure-in-mucopolysaccharidoses
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Amauri Dalla Corte, Carolina F M de Souza, Maurício Anés, Fabio K Maeda, Armelle Lokossou, Leonardo M Vedolin, Maria Gabriela Longo, Monica M Ferreira, Solanger G P Perrone, Olivier Balédent, Roberto Giugliani
BACKGROUND: Very little is known about the incidence and prevalence of hydrocephalus in patients with mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS). The biggest challenge is to distinguish communicating hydrocephalus from ventricular dilatation secondary to brain atrophy, because both conditions share common clinical and neuroradiological features. The main purpose of this study is to assess the relationship between ventriculomegaly, brain and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) volumes, aqueductal and cervical CSF flows, and CSF opening pressure in MPS patients, and to provide potential biomarkers for abnormal CSF circulation...
September 18, 2017: Fluids and Barriers of the CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915692/biomarker-analysis-of-the-phase-3-torch-trial-for-first-line-erlotinib-versus-chemotherapy-in-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
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Lucia Kim, Mauro Saieg, Massimo Di Maio, Ciro Gallo, Charles Butts, Fortunato Ciardiello, Ronald Feld, Dengxiao Cheng, Vittorio Gebbia, Marco Angelo Burgio, Yasmin Alam, Simona Signoriello, Antonio Rossi, Natasha Leighl, Paolo Maione, Alessandro Morabito, Geoffrey Liu, Ming-Sound Tsao, Francesco Perrone, Cesare Gridelli
BACKGROUND: The TORCH phase III trial compared the efficacy of first-line erlotinib followed by chemotherapy at progression (experimental arm) with the reverse sequence (standard arm) in unselected advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Here we report biomarker analyses. METHODS: EGFR and KRAS mutation, expression of EGFR family members and of cMET and PTEN and EGFR and ABCG2 germline polymorphisms were tested on tumor tissue or blood samples to either confirm previously proposed predictive role or describe it in an explorative setting...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810480/nonverbal-intelligence-and-scholastic-performance-in-children-with-type-1-diabetes
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Alda Troncone, Antonietta Chianese, Angela Zanfardino, Crescenzo Cascella, Santino Confetto, Laura Perrone, Dario Iafusco
This study examined nonverbal intelligence and scholastic achievement in children with type 1 diabetes. In a retrospective case-control study, 69 children (35 males) ages 5-10 years with type 1 diabetes and 69 healthy controls matched to patients by age, gender and socioeconomic status were compared according to their performance on Raven's Coloured Progressive Matrices and their scholastic grades. No differences in nonverbal intelligence and grades were observed between children with type 1 diabetes and healthy control subjects...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671352/transcriptional-profiling-of-articular-cartilage-in-a-porcine-model-of-early-post-traumatic-osteoarthritis
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Jakob T Sieker, Benedikt L Proffen, Kimberly A Waller, Kaitlyn E Chin, Naga Padmini Karamchedu, Matthew R Akelman, Gabriel S Perrone, Ata M Kiapour, Johannes Konrad, Martha M Murray, Braden C Fleming
To identify the molecular pathophysiology present in early post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA), the transcriptional profile of articular cartilage and its response to surgical PTOA induction were determined. Thirty six Yucatan minipigs underwent anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) transection and were randomly assigned in equal numbers to no further treatment, reconstruction or ligament repair. Cartilage was harvested at 1 and 4 weeks post-operatively and histology and RNA-sequencing were performed and compared to controls...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659829/risk-conferring-glutamatergic-genes-and-brain-glutamate-plus-glutamine-in-schizophrenia
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Juan R Bustillo, Veena Patel, Thomas Jones, Rex Jung, Nattida Payaknait, Clifford Qualls, Jose M Canive, Jingyu Liu, Nora Irma Perrone-Bizzozero, Vince D Calhoun, Jessica A Turner, Charles Gasparovic
BACKGROUND: The proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS) signals from glutamate (or the combined glutamate and glutamine signal-Glx) have been found to be greater in various brain regions in people with schizophrenia. Recently, the Psychiatric Genetics Consortium reported that several common single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in glutamate-related genes confer increased risk of schizophrenia. Here, we examined the relationship between presence of these risk polymorphisms and brain Glx levels in schizophrenia...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624984/the-senhance%C3%A2-surgical-robotic-system-senhance-for-total-hysterectomy-in-obese-patients-a-pilot-study
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Salvatore Gueli Alletti, C Rossitto, S Cianci, E Perrone, S Pizzacalla, G Monterossi, G Vizzielli, S Gidaro, G Scambia
This pilot study was aimed to value the feasibility and safety of Senhance Robotic Platform for hysterectomy in obese patients. Ten obese patients (30 < BMI < 40) underwent elective Senhance total extrafascial hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy at the Division of Gynecologic Oncology of "Policlinico A. Gemelli" Foundation, Rome, Italy. Perioperative and postoperative outcomes data were recorded. The median age was 60 years (range 51-75) and the median BMI was 33.3 kg/m(2) (range 30...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580689/high-hydrostatic-pressure-processing-affects-the-phenolic-profile-preserves-sensory-attributes-and-ensures-microbial-quality-of-jabuticaba-myrciaria-jaboticaba-juice
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Kim O P Inada, Alexandre G Torres, Daniel Perrone, Mariana Monteiro
BACKGROUND: Jabuticaba (Myrciaria jaboticaba) is a Brazilian fruit rich in phenolic compounds and much appreciated for its sweet and slightly tangy taste. However, the high perishability of this fruit impairs its economic exploitation, creating an opportunity for the development of innovative products, such as high hydrostatic pressure (HHP) processed juices. We investigated the effect of HHP (200, 350 and 500 MPa for 5, 7.5 and 10 min) on phenolic compounds, antioxidant activity and microbiological quality of jabuticaba juice and the effect of the most effective HHP condition on its sensory acceptance...
June 5, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545401/the-effect-of-disease-severity-markers-on-quality-of-life-in-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-a-systematic-review-meta-analysis-and-meta-regression
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Myrte K Neijenhuis, Wietske Kievit, Ronald D Perrone, Jeff A Sloan, Patricia Erwin, Mohammad Hassan Murad, Tom J G Gevers, Marie C Hogan, Joost P H Drenth
BACKGROUND: Little is known about determinants of quality of life (QoL) in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Recent studies suggest that QoL in ADPKD is determined by more factors than mere renal function. We investigated the effect of ADPKD on QoL and evaluated how Qol is affected by disease severity markers renal function, kidney volume and liver volume. METHODS: We performed a systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression analyses of cohort studies and randomized controlled trials investigating patient-reported QoL in adult patients with ADPKD not yet on dialysis...
May 25, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486003/placental-lipoprotein-lipase-dna-methylation-alterations-are-associated-with-gestational-diabetes-and-body-composition-at-5%C3%A2-years-of-age
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Valérie Gagné-Ouellet, Andrée-Anne Houde, Simon-Pierre Guay, Patrice Perron, Daniel Gaudet, Renée Guérin, Baillargeon Jean-Patrice, Hivert Marie-France, Diane Brisson, Luigi Bouchard
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with obesity in childhood. This suggests that consequences of in utero exposure to maternal hyperglycemia extend beyond the fetal development, possibly through epigenetic programming. The aims of this study were to assess whether placental DNA methylation (DNAm) marks were associated with maternal GDM status and to offspring body composition at 5 years old in a prospective birth cohort. DNAm levels were measured in the fetal side of the placenta in 66 samples (24 from GDM mothers) using bisDNA-pyrosequencing...
May 9, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460625/effect-of-statin-therapy-on-the-progression-of-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-halt-pkd-trials
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Godela Brosnahan, Kaleab Z Abebe, Frederic F Rahbari-Oskoui, Charity G Patterson, Kyongtae T Bae, Robert W Schrier, William E Braun, Arlene B Chapman, Michael F Flessner, Peter C Harris, Ronald D Perrone, Theodore I Steinman, Vicente E Torres, The Halt Pkd Investigators
BACKGROUND: Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) commonly results in end-stage renal disease (ESRD), yet a long-term treatment that is well tolerated is still lacking. In a small randomized trial in children and adolescents pravastatin administration for 3 years was associated with reduced renal cyst growth, but no large trial has tested the effect of statins in adults. METHODS: We performed a post-hoc analysis of the HALT PKD trials to compare outcomes of participants who never used statins with those who used statin for at least 3 years...
April 27, 2017: Current Hypertension Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434153/machine-learning-xgboost-analysis-of-language-networks-to-classify-patients-with-epilepsy
#11
L Torlay, M Perrone-Bertolotti, E Thomas, M Baciu
Our goal was to apply a statistical approach to allow the identification of atypical language patterns and to differentiate patients with epilepsy from healthy subjects, based on their cerebral activity, as assessed by functional MRI (fMRI). Patients with focal epilepsy show reorganization or plasticity of brain networks involved in cognitive functions, inducing 'atypical' (compared to 'typical' in healthy people) brain profiles. Moreover, some of these patients suffer from drug-resistant epilepsy, and they undergo surgery to stop seizures...
April 22, 2017: Brain Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427160/biomarker-analysis-of-the-phase-3-torch-trial-for-first-line-erlotinib-versus-chemotherapy-in-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
#12
Lucia Kim, Mauro Saieg, Massimo Di Maio, Ciro Gallo, Charles Butts, Fortunato Ciardiello, Ronald Feld, Dengxiao Cheng, Vittorio Gebbia, Marco Angelo Burgio, Yasmin Alam, Simona Signoriello, Antonio Rossi, Natasha Leighl, Paolo Maione, Alessandro Morabito, Geoffrey Liu, Ming-Sound Tsao, Francesco Perrone, Cesare Gridelli
BACKGROUND: The TORCH phase III trial compared the efficacy of first-line erlotinib followed by chemotherapy at progression (experimental arm) with the reverse sequence (standard arm) in unselected advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Here we report biomarker analyses. METHODS: EGFR and KRAS mutation, expression of EGFR family members and of cMET and PTEN and EGFR and ABCG2 germline polymorphisms were tested on tumor tissue or blood samples to either confirm previously proposed predictive role or describe it in an explorative setting...
February 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423537/limitations-in-predicting-pam50-intrinsic-subtype-and-risk-of-relapse-score-with-ki67-in-estrogen-receptor-positive-her2-negative-breast-cancer
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Aranzazu Fernandez-Martinez, Tomás Pascual, Giuseppe Perrone, Serafin Morales, Juan de la Haba, Milagros González-Rivera, Patricia Galván, Francesca Zalfa, Michela Amato, Lucia Gonzalez, Miquel Prats, Federico Rojo, Luis Manso, Laia Paré, Immaculada Alonso, Joan Albanell, Ana Vivancos, Antonio González, Judit Matito, Sonia González, Pedro Fernandez, Barbara Adamo, Montserrat Muñoz, Margarita Viladot, Carme Font, Francisco Aya, Maria Vidal, Rosalía Caballero, Eva Carrasco, Vittorio Altomare, Giuseppe Tonini, Aleix Prat, Miguel Martin
PAM50/Prosigna gene expression-based assay identifies three categorical risk of relapse groups (ROR-low, ROR-intermediate and ROR-high) in post-menopausal patients with estrogen receptor estrogen receptor-positive (ER+)/ HER2-negative (HER2-) early breast cancer. Low risk patients might not need adjuvant chemotherapy since their risk of distant relapse at 10-years is below 10% with endocrine therapy only. In this study, 517 consecutive patients with ER+/HER2- and node-negative disease were evaluated for Ki67 and Prosigna...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355542/exploring-binding-mechanisms-in-nuclear-hormone-receptors-by-monte-carlo-and-x-ray-derived-motions
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Christoph Grebner, Daniel Lecina, Victor Gil, Johan Ulander, Pia Hansson, Anita Dellsen, Christian Tyrchan, Karl Edman, Anders Hogner, Victor Guallar
In this study, we performed an extensive exploration of the ligand entry mechanism for members of the steroid nuclear hormone receptor family (androgen receptor, estrogen receptor α, glucocorticoid receptor, mineralocorticoid receptor, and progesterone receptor) and their endogenous ligands. The exploration revealed a shared entry path through the helix 3, 7, and 11 regions. Examination of the x-ray structures of the receptor-ligand complexes further showed two distinct folds of the helix 6-7 region, classified as "open" and "closed", which could potentially affect ligand binding...
March 28, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348420/reelin-expression-in-human-liver-of-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-infection
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Simone Carotti, Giuseppe Perrone, Michelina Amato, Umberto Vespasiani Gentilucci, Daniela Righi, Maria Francesconi, Claudio Pellegrini, Francesca Zalfa, Maria Zingariello, Antonio Picardi, Andrea Onetti Muda, Sergio Morini
Reelin is a secreted extracellular glycoprotein that plays a critical role during brain development. Several studies have described Reelin expression in hepatic stellate cells of the human liver. In order to investigate the possible role of Reelin in the process of hepatic fibrogenesis, in this study we investigated Reelin expression in the liver tissue of patients infected with the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). On this basis, Reelin expression was analysed by immunohistochemistry during liver biopsies of 81 patients with HCV-related chronic hepatitis...
March 17, 2017: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337896/maternal-obesity-and-perinatal-oxidative-stress-the-strength-of-the-association
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S Negro, T Boutsikou, D D Briana, M L Tataranno, M Longini, F Proietti, F Bazzini, C Dani, A Malamitsi-Puchner, G Buonocore, S Perrone
Maternal obesity is a chronic inflammatory state, which has been shown to induce increased levels of free fatty acids, reactive oxygen species and inflammatory cells. Recent evidence reveals increased levels of lipid peroxidation products in the plasma of obese women during pregnancy. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that maternal overweight or obesity is associated with increased oxidative stress (OS) in offspring. Two hundred and forty-five pregnant women and their newborns were prospectively enrolled...
January 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334053/new-insights-of-altered-lipid-profile-in-fragile-x-syndrome
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Artuela Çaku, Nabil G Seidah, Audrey Lortie, Nancy Gagné, Patrice Perron, Jean Dubé, Francois Corbin
BACKGROUND: Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is the main genetic cause of autism and intellectual deficiency resulting the absence of the Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein (FMRP). Clinical picture is characterized by cognitive impairment associated with a broad spectrum of psychiatric comorbidities including autism spectrum disorders and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders. Some of these disorders have been associated with lipid abnormalities and lower cholesterol levels. Since lipids are important for neuronal development, we aim to investigate the lipid profile of French Canadian-FXS individuals and to identify the altered components of cholesterol metabolism as well as their association with clinical profile...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273776/half-dose-fingolimod-for-treating-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-observational-study
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Chiara Zecca, Arianna Merlini, Giulio Disanto, Mariaemma Rodegher, Letizia Panicari, Marzia Anita Lucia Romeo, Ursula Candrian, Maria Josè Messina, Emanuele Pravatà, Lucia Moiola, Catia Stefanin, Angelo Ghezzi, Patrizia Perrone, Francesco Patti, Giancarlo Comi, Claudio Gobbi, Vittorio Martinelli
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the efficacy and safety of fingolimod (FTY) 0.5 mg administered every other day (FTY-EOD) compared to every day (FTY-ED) in multiple sclerosis patients. METHODS: Multicentre retrospective observational study. Clinical, laboratory and neuroimaging data were consecutively collected from 60 FTY-EOD and 63 FTY-ED patients. Baseline characteristics were compared using logistic regression. Efficacy in preventing occurrence of relapses and demyelinating lesions was tested using propensity score-adjusted Cox and linear regressions...
February 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166521/rationale-and-design-of-a-clinical-trial-investigating-tolvaptan-safety-and-efficacy-in-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease
#19
Vicente E Torres, Olivier Devuyst, Arlene B Chapman, Ron T Gansevoort, Ronald D Perrone, John Ouyang, Jaime D Blais, Frank S Czerwiec, Olga Sergeyeva
BACKGROUND: In TEMPO 3:4, the vasopressin V2-receptor antagonist tolvaptan slowed kidney growth and function decline in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) patients with relatively preserved kidney function. METHODS: Prospective, phase 3b, multi-center, randomized-withdrawal, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial of tolvaptan in ADPKD patients with late stage 2 to early stage 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD). The primary endpoint was estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) change from pre-treatment baseline to post-treatment follow-up...
2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133505/oxidative-stress-as-a-physiological-pain-response-in-full-term-newborns
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S Perrone, C V Bellieni, S Negro, M Longini, A Santacroce, M L Tataranno, F Bazzini, E Belvisi, A Picardi, F Proietti, L Iantorno, G Buonocore
This research paper aims to investigate if oxidative stress biomarkers increase after a painful procedure in term newborns and if nonpharmacological approaches, or sex, influence pain degree, and the subsequent OS. 83 healthy term newborns were enrolled to receive 10% oral glucose or sensorial saturation (SS) for analgesia during heel prick (HP). The ABC scale was used to score the pain. Advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP) and total hydroperoxides (TH) as biomarkers of OS were measured at the beginning (early-sample) and at the end (late-sample) of HP...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
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