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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718305/outcome-evaluation-of-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-anaplastic-gliomas-treated-in-a-single-institution
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Federico Pessina, Pierina Navarria, Luca Cozzi, Stefano Tomatis, Elena Clerici, Anna Maria Ascolese, Matteo Simonelli, Matteo Perrino, Marco Riva, Marco Rossi, Roberta Rudà, Armando Santoro, Lorenzo Bello, Marta Scorsetti
AIM: To evaluate the outcome of newly diagnosed anaplastic glioma patients treated in our institution in relation to the 2016 WHO classification suggestions. METHODS: This retrospective study included patients who underwent surgery plus adjuvant chemotherapy alone or concomitant and adjuvant chemoradiotherapy. Response was recorded using the Response Assessment in Neuro-Oncology criteria. RESULTS: 123 patients were analyzed. The median progression-free survival time and the 2, 3 and 5 years progression-free survival rate were 27 months, 65...
July 18, 2017: CNS Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717870/laparoscopic-liver-resections-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-can-we-extend-the-surgical-indication-in-cirrhotic-patients
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Federica Cipriani, Corrado Fantini, Francesca Ratti, Roberto Lauro, Hadrien Tranchart, Mark Halls, Vincenzo Scuderi, Leonid Barkhatov, Bjorn Edwin, Roberto I Troisi, Ibrahim Dagher, Paolo Reggiani, Giulio Belli, Luca Aldrighetti, Mohammad Abu Hilal
BACKGROUND: Evidence on the value of laparoscopic liver resections (LLR) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and severe cirrhosis is still lacking. The aim of this study is to assess surgical and oncological outcomes of LLR in cirrhotic HCC patients. METHODS: The analysis included 403 LLR for HCC from seven European centres. 333 cirrhotic and 70 non-cirrhotic patients were compared. A matched comparison was performed between 100 Child-Pugh A and 25 Child-Pugh B patients...
July 17, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717414/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-in-patients-with-acute-cardiac-injury-and-unobstructed-coronary-arteries
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Giovanni Salvatore Camastra, Stefano Sbarbati, Massimiliano Danti, Luca Cacciotti, Raffaella Semeraro, Sabino Walter Della Sala, Gerardo Ansalone
AIM: To define the role of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) by analyzing a particular group of patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and normal coronary angiogram. METHODS: From January 2009 to December 2015, we examined 220 patients with clinical suspicion of ACS, Troponin elevation [the threshold used to define a positive Troponin T test (TnT) was 0.1 ng/mL] and no significant coronary disease at angiography (the patients were considered to have significant angiographic disease only a 50% stenosis was detected in any of their coronary arteries)...
June 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716814/potency-matched-dual-cytokine-antibody-fusion-proteins-for-cancer-therapy
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Roberto De Luca, Alex Soltermann, Francesca Pretto, Catherine Pemberton-Ross, Giovanni Pellegrini, Sarah Wulhfard, Dario Neri
A novel biopharmaceutical, consisting of the F8 monoclonal antibody (specific to a splice isoform of fibronectin) simultaneously fused to both tumor necrosis factor and interleukin-2, was found to react with the majority of solid tumors and hematological malignancies in mouse and man, but not with healthy adult tissues. The product selectively localized to neoplastic lesions in vivo, as evidenced by quantitative biodistribution studies using radioiodinated protein preparations. When the potency of the cytokine payloads was matched by a single-point mutation, the resulting fusion protein (IL2-F8-TNF(mut)) eradicated soft-tissue sarcomas in immunocompetent mice, which did not respond to individual antibody-cytokine fusion proteins or by standard doxorubicin treatment...
July 17, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716530/genetic-association-analysis-of-serotonin-and-signal-transduction-pathways-in-suicide-attempters-from-an-italian-sample-of-psychiatric-patients
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Maurizio Pompili, Giovanna Gentile, Catia Scassellati, Cristian Bonvicini, Marco Innamorati, Denise Erbuto, Franco Montebovi, Giuseppe Ducci, Alberto Forte, Eleonora De Pisa, Stefano Ferracuti, Gianluca Serafini, Vincenzo De Luca, Mario Amore, Maurizio Simmaco, Paolo Girardi
Genetic factors have been reported to contribute to the liability of suicide. We aimed to investigate functional polymorphisms in eight genes (serotonin transporter, SLC6A4; receptors, 5HTR1A, 1B, 5HTR2A; Tryptophan Hydroxylase, TPH1, TPH2; Monoamine Oxidase, MAOA and G Protein Subunit Beta 3, GNB3) to investigate their predictive value for suicide. The possible confounding effects of gender and phenotypic patients dissection were also valued. A sample of 111 consecutive psychiatric inpatients was recruited and assessed using specific psychometric instruments...
July 14, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716283/dalfampridine-in-parkinson-s-disease-related-gait-dysfunction-a-randomized-double-blind-trial
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Corneliu C Luca, Gloria Nadayil, Chuanhui Dong, Fatta B Nahab, Edelle Field-Fote, Carlos Singer
BACKGROUND: Disease-related gait dysfunction causes extensive disability for persons with Parkinson's disease (PD), with no effective therapies currently available. The potassium channel blocker dalfampridine has been used in multiple neurological conditions and improves walking in persons with multiple sclerosis. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate the effect of dalfampridine extended release (D-ER) 10mg tablets twice daily on different domains of walking in participants with PD...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716249/high-risk-of-early-conversion-to-multiple-sclerosis-in-clinically-isolated-syndromes-with-dissemination-in-space-at-baseline
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Lorenzo Gaetani, Fulvia Fanelli, Ilenia Riccucci, Paolo Eusebi, Paola Sarchielli, Carlo Pozzilli, Paolo Calabresi, Luca Prosperini, Massimiliano Di Filippo
INTRODUCTION: Multiple sclerosis (MS) usually presents at onset with a clinically isolated syndrome (CIS). According to 2010 McDonald criteria, a diagnosis of MS can be made if CIS patients satisfy clinical/MRI criteria of both dissemination in time (DIT) and space (DIS). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the follow-up data and possible prognostic factors of CIS patients satisfying DIS MRI criteria. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective, multicenter study across 2 Italian centers...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716177/septal-extension-graft-in-closed-revision-rhinoplasty-a-simplified-technique
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Alberto Scattolin, Pier-Francesco Galzignato, Fabrizio Longari, Luca D'Ascanio
BACKGROUND: The septal extension graft (SEG) is widely used in secondary rhinoplasty for correction of a short nose with loss of tip support and projection, columellar retraction, and hyper-rotated tip secondary to an overresection of the caudal septum. Although SEG precise fixation can be relatively easy in the external approach, the difficulties of SEG placement in "closed" rhinoplasty can be discouraging. OBJECTIVE: To describe an easy surgical technique for SEG placement in endonasal revision rhinoplasty and to analyze the aesthetic results of the procedure...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716131/rhabdomyolysis-in-an-hiv-cohort-epidemiology-causes-and-outcomes
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Sahar H Koubar, Michelle M Estrella, Rugmini Warrier, Richard D Moore, Gregory M Lucas, Mohamed G Atta, Derek M Fine
BACKGROUND: The Literature on rhabdomyolysis in the HIV-positive population is sparse and limited. We aimed to explore the incidence, patient characteristics, etiologies and outcomes of rhabdomyolysis in a cohort of HIV-positive patients identified through the Johns Hopkins HIV clinical registry between June 1992 and April 2014. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 362 HIV-positive patients with non-cardiac CK elevation ≥1000 IU/L was performed. Both inpatients and outpatients were included...
July 17, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715187/charge-density-wave-and-narrow-energy-gap-at-room-temperature-in-2d-pb3-xsb1-xs4te2-%C3%AE-with-square-te-sheets
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Haijie Chen, Christos D Malliakas, Awadhesh Narayan, Lei Fang, Duck Young Chung, Lucas K Wagner, Wai-Kwong Kwok, Mercouri G Kanatzidis
We report a new two-dimensional compound Pb3-xSb1+xS4Te2-δ has a charge density wave (CDW) at room temperature. The CDW is incommensurate with q-vector of 0.248(6)a* + 0.246(8)b* + 0.387(9)c* for x = 0.29(2) and δ = 0.37(3) due to positional and occupational long range ordering of Te atoms in the sheets. The modulated structure was refined from the single crystal X-ray diffraction data with a superspace group P-1(αβγ)0 using (3 + 1)-dimensional crystallography. The resistivity increases with decreasing temperature, suggesting semiconducting behavior...
July 17, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715142/cholinesterase-inhibition-reduces-arrhythmias-in-asymptomatic-chagas-disease
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Renata Rodrigues Teixeira de Castro, Graciema Porphirio, Sergio Salles Xavier, Ruy Silveira Moraes, Elton Luis Ferlin, Jorge Pinto Ribeiro, Antonio Claudio Lucas da Nóbrega
INTRODUCTION: Parasympathetic dysfunction may play a role in the genesis of arrhythmias in Chagas disease. AIM: This study evaluates the acute effects of pyridostigmine (PYR), a reversible cholinesterase inhibitor, on the occurrence of arrhythmias in patients with Chagas cardiac disease. METHOD: Following a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, cross-over protocol, 17 patients (age 50±2 years) with Chagas cardiac disease type B underwent 24-hour Holter recordings after oral administration of either pyridostigmine bromide (45 mg, 3 times/day) or placebo (PLA)...
July 17, 2017: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714907/genetic-contribution-to-alcohol-dependence-investigation-of-a-heterogeneous-german-sample-of-individuals-with-alcohol-dependence-chronic-alcoholic-pancreatitis-and-alcohol-related-cirrhosis
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Jens Treutlein, Josef Frank, Fabian Streit, Céline S Reinbold, Dilafruz Juraeva, Franziska Degenhardt, Liz Rietschel, Stephanie H Witt, Andreas J Forstner, Monika Ridinger, Jana Strohmaier, Norbert Wodarz, Helene Dukal, Jerome C Foo, Per Hoffmann, Stefan Herms, Stefanie Heilmann-Heimbach, Michael Soyka, Wolfgang Maier, Wolfgang Gaebel, Norbert Dahmen, Norbert Scherbaum, Bertram Müller-Myhsok, Susanne Lucae, Marcus Ising, Felix Stickel, Thomas Berg, Ulla Roggenbuck, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Henrike Scholz, Ulrich S Zimmermann, Stephan Buch, Wolfgang H Sommer, Rainer Spanagel, Benedikt Brors, Sven Cichon, Karl Mann, Falk Kiefer, Jochen Hampe, Jonas Rosendahl, Markus M Nöthen, Marcella Rietschel
The present study investigated the genetic contribution to alcohol dependence (AD) using genome-wide association data from three German samples. These comprised patients with: (i) AD; (ii) chronic alcoholic pancreatitis (ACP); and (iii) alcohol-related liver cirrhosis (ALC). Single marker, gene-based, and pathway analyses were conducted. A significant association was detected for the ADH1B locus in a gene-based approach (puncorrected = 1.2 × 10(-6); pcorrected = 0.020). This was driven by the AD subsample...
July 17, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714533/multicenter-retrospective-study-of-neurostimulation-with-exit-of-therapy-by-explant
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Jason E Pope, Timothy R Deer, Steven Falowski, David Provenzano, Michael Hanes, Salim M Hayek, Jacob Amrani, Jonathan Carlson, Ioannis Skaribas, Kris Parchuri, W Porter McRoberts, Robert Bolash, Nameer Haider, Maged Hamza, Kasra Amirdelfan, Sean Graham, Corey Hunter, Eric Lee, Sean Li, Michael Yang, Lucas Campos, Shrif Costandi, Robert Levy, Nagy Mekhail
INTRODUCTION: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) devices are cost effective and improve function as well as quality of life. Despite the demonstrated benefits of SCS, some patients have the device explanted. We are interested in exploring the patient characteristics of those explanted. METHODS: This is a retrospective chart review of neurostimulation patients who underwent explantation at 18 centers across the United States within the previous five years. RESULTS: Data from 352 patients were collected and compiled...
July 17, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713474/plantar-pressure-differences-between-nordic-walking-techniques
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Alberto Encarnación-Martínez, Ángel Gabriel Lucas-Cuevas, Pedro Pérez-Soriano, Ruperto Menayo, Gemma María Gea-García
High plantar pressure has been associated with increased risk of injury. The characteristics of each physical activity determine the load on the lower limbs. The influence of Nordic Walking (NW) technique on plantar pressure is still unknown. The aim of this study was to analyze the differences between plantar pressure during NW with the Diagonal technique (DT) versus Alpha technique (AT) and compare them with the pressure obtained during normal walking (W). The normality and sphericity of the plantar pressure data were checked before performing a two-way repeated measures ANOVA in order to find differences between speeds (preferred, fast) and the gait (NW, W) as within-subject factors...
June 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713266/significance-of-microbiota-in-obesity-and-metabolic-diseases-and-the-modulatory-potential-by-medicinal-plant-and-food-ingredients
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Hoda M Eid, Michelle L Wright, N V Anil Kumar, Abdel Qawasmeh, Sherif T S Hassan, Andrei Mocan, Seyed M Nabavi, Luca Rastrelli, Atanas G Atanasov, Pierre S Haddad
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of three or more metabolic disorders including insulin resistance, obesity, and hyperlipidemia. Obesity has become the epidemic of the twenty-first century with more than 1.6 billion overweight adults. Due to the strong connection between obesity and type 2 diabetes, obesity has received wide attention with subsequent coining of the term "diabesity." Recent studies have identified unique contributions of the immensely diverse gut microbiota in the pathogenesis of obesity and diabetes...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712606/effectiveness-of-apneic-oxygenation-during-intubation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Lucas Oliveira J E Silva, Daniel Cabrera, Patricia Barrionuevo, Rebecca L Johnson, Patricia J Erwin, M Hassan Murad, M Fernanda Bellolio
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of apneic oxygenation during emergency intubation. METHODS: We searched Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid EMBASE, Ovid CENTRAL, and Scopus databases for randomized controlled trials and observational studies from 2006 until July 2016, without language restrictions. Gray literature, clinicaltrials.gov, and reference lists of articles were hand searched. We conducted a meta-analysis with random-effects models to evaluate first-pass success rates, incidence of hypoxemia, and lowest peri-intubation SpO2 between apneic oxygenation and standard oxygenation cases...
July 13, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712559/impact-of-percutaneous-mitral-valvuloplasty-on-left-ventricular-function-in-patients-with-mitral-stenosis-assessed-by-3d-echocardiography
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William Antonio M Esteves, Lucas Lodi-Junqueira, Juliana Rodrigues Soares, Guilherme Rafael Sant'Anna Athayde, Gabriela Assunção Goebel, Lucas Amorim Carvalho, Xin Zeng, Judy Hung, Timothy C Tan, Maria Carmo Pereira Nunes
BACKGROUND: The status of intrinsic left ventricular (LV) contractility in patients with isolated rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS) has been debated. The acute changes in loading conditions after percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty (PMV) may affect LV performance. We aimed to examine the acute effects of PMV on LV function and identify factors associated with LV ejection fraction (LVEF) changes, and determinants of long-term events following the procedure. METHODS: One hundred and forty-two patients who underwent PMV for symptomatic rheumatic MS (valve area of 0...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712320/certolizumab-pegol-treatment-in-behcet-s-disease-with-different-organ-involvement-a-multicenter-retrospective-observational-study
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Giuseppe Lopalco, Giacomo Emmi, Stefano Gentileschi, Silvana Guerriero, Antonio Vitale, Elena Silvestri, Matteo Becatti, Iacopo Cavallo, Claudia Fabiani, Bruno Frediani, Florenzo Iannone, Luca Cantarini
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the present study was to describe our experience with the recombinant Fab' antibody fragment against TNF-α Certolizumab Pegol (CZP) in patients with Behçet's disease (BD) refractory to standardized therapies and previous biologic agents. METHODS: Retrieved data including demographic characteristics, clinical manifestations, and previous treatments were collected in three different specialized Rheumatologic Units in Italy. In order to evaluate disease activity, the BD current activity form (BDCAF) has been used before starting CZP therapy and at each visit during treatment...
February 21, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711167/perioperative-management-of-hypertensive-neuroblastoma-a-study-from-the-italian-group-of-pediatric-surgical-oncologists-gicop
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Luca Pio, Stefano Avanzini, Girolamo Mattioli, Giuseppe Martucciello, Angela Rita Sementa, Massimo Conte, Annarita Gigliotti, Claudio Granata, Ernesto Leva, Anna Maria Fagnani, Umberto Caccioppoli, Nino Tedesco, Jurgen Schleef, Elisa Tirtei, Fortunato Siracusa, Paolo D'Angelo, Pierluigi Lelli Chiesa, Lucia Miglionico, Bruno Noccioli, Elisa Severi, Claudio Carlini, Francesco Vaccarella, Francesco Camoglio, Simone Cesaro, Alessandra Narciso, Giovanna Riccipetitoni, Giovanni Cecchetto, Alessandro Inserra
BACKGROUND: Hypertension (HT) is rarely reported in patients affected by Neuroblastoma (NB), and management guidelines are lacking. Clinical features and perioperative medical treatment in such patients were reviewed to 1) ascertain whether a shared treatment strategy exists among centers and 2) if possible, propose some recommendations for the perioperative management of HT in NB patients. METHODS: A retrospective multicenter survey was conducted on patients affected by NB who presented HT symptoms...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709661/left-sided-reoperations-after-arterial-switch-operation-a-european-multicenter-study
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Vladimiro L Vida, Lorenza Zanotto, Lucia Zanotto, Giovanni Stellin, Massimo Padalino, Georges Sarris, Eleftherios Protopapas, Carol Prospero, Christian Pizarro, Edward Woodford, Thomas Tlaskal, Hakan Berggren, Martin Kostolny, Ikenna Omeje, Boulos Asfour, Alexander Kadner, Thierry Carrel, Paul H Schoof, Matej Nosal, Josè Fragata, Michał Kozłowski, Bohdan Maruszewski, Luca A Vricella, Duke E Cameron, Vladimir Sojak, Mark Hazekamp, Jukka Salminen, Ilkka P Mattila, Julie Cleuziou, Patrick O Myers, Viktor Hraska
BACKGROUND: We sought to report the frequency, types, and outcomes of left-sided reoperations (LSRs) after an arterial switch operation (ASO) for patients with D-transposition of the great arteries (D-TGA) and double-outlet right ventricle (DORV) TGA-type. METHODS: Seventeen centers belonging to the European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association (ECHSA) contributed to data collection. We included 111 patients who underwent LSRs after 7,951 ASOs (1.4%) between January 1975 and December 2010...
July 11, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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