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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329117/muscle-activity-during-sleep-in-human-subjects-rats-and-mice-towards-translational-models-of-rem-sleep-without-atonia
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Alessandro Silvani, Raffaele Ferri, Viviana Lo Martire, Stefano Bastianini, Chiara Berteotti, Agnese Salvadè, Giuseppe Plazzi, Marco Zucconi, Luigi Ferini-Strambi, Claudio L Bassetti, Mauro Manconi, Giovanna Zoccoli
Study Objectives: rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep without atonia (RSWA) is a marker of REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) and is common in narcolepsy. Available techniques for electromyogram (EMG) analysis are species-specific, limiting translational research on RSWA. We developed an automated technique based on distributions of normalized EMG values (DNE) to overcome this limitation. With DNE, we tested whether the control of neck and tibialis anterior (TA) muscles during sleep in wild-type rats and mice validly models the control of submentalis (chin) and TA muscles in healthy humans...
February 22, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299432/higher-fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-fdg-pet-uptake-in-tuberculous-compared-to-bacterial-spondylodiscitis
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Matteo Bassetti, Maria Merelli, Fernando Di Gregorio, Paola Della Siega, Maria Screm, Claudio Scarparo, Elda Righi
BACKGROUND: Tuberculous spondylodiscitis can be difficult to diagnose because of its nonspecific symptoms and the similarities with non-tubercular forms of spinal infection. Fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (FDG PET-CT) is increasingly used for the diagnosis and monitoring of tubercular diseases. METHODS: Retrospective, case-control study comparing tuberculous spondylodiscitis with biopsy-confirmed pyogenic spondylodiscitis in the period 2010-2012...
March 15, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271321/clinical-characteristics-and-predictors-of-mortality-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-candidemia-and-intra-abdominal-candidiasis-a-multicenter-study
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Matteo Bassetti, Maddalena Peghin, Alessia Carnelutti, Elda Righi, Maria Merelli, Filippo Ansaldi, Cecilia Trucchi, Cristiano Alicino, Assunta Sartor, Pierluigi Toniutto, Joost Wauters, Wim Laleman, Carlo Tascini, Francesco Menichetti, Roberto Luzzati, Pierluigi Brugnaro, Alessio Mesini, Stefania Raviolo, Francesco G De Rosa, Leonel Lagunes, Jordi Rello, George Dimopoulos, Arnaldo L Colombo, Marcio Nucci, Antonio Vena, Emilio Bouza, Patricia Muñoz, Mario Tumbarello, Raffaella Losito, Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Claudio Viscoli
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to describe the characteristics of cirrhotic patients with candidemia and intra-abdominal candidiasis (IAC) and to evaluate the risk factors associated with 30-day mortality. METHODS: A multicenter multinational retrospective study including all consecutive episodes of candidemia and IAC in adult patients with liver cirrhosis in 14 European hospitals during the period 2011-2013 was performed. RESULTS: A total of 241 episodes (169 candidemia, 72 IAC) were included...
March 7, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258660/pure-optic-ataxia-and-visual-hemiagnosia-extending-the-dual-visual-hypothesis
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Jurka R Meichtry, Dario Cazzoli, Silvia Chaves, Sebastian von Arx, Tobias Pflugshaupt, Roger Kalla, Claudio L Bassetti, Klemens Gutbrod, René M Müri
Goodale and Milner's two visual system hypothesis is an influential model for the understanding of the primate visual system. Lesions of either the ventral (occipito-temporal) or the dorsal (occipito-parietal) stream produce distinct and dissociated syndromes in humans: visual agnosia is typical for ventral damage, whereas optic ataxia (OA) for dorsal damage. We studied the case of a 59-year-old left-handed woman with a circumscribed lesion around the left posterior occipital sulcus, extending to the underlying white matter...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255613/intensive-care-medicine-research-agenda-on-invasive-fungal-infection-in-critically-ill-patients
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REVIEW
Matteo Bassetti, Jose Garnacho-Montero, Thierry Calandra, Bartjan Kullberg, George Dimopoulos, Elie Azoulay, Arunaloke Chakrabarti, Daniel Kett, Cristobal Leon, Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Jean-Francois Timsit, Malcom D Richardson, Andrew Shorr, Oliver A Cornely
PURPOSE: To describe concisely the current standards of care, major recent advances, common beliefs that have been contradicted by recent trials, areas of uncertainty, and clinical studies that need to be performed over the next decade and their expected outcomes with regard to Candida and Aspergillus infections in non-neutropenic patients in the ICU setting. METHODS: A systematic review of the medical literature taking account of national and international guidelines and expert opinion...
March 2, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248714/nebulization-of-antiinfective-agents-in-invasively-mechanically-ventilated-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Candela Solé-Lleonart, Jean-Jacques Rouby, Stijn Blot, Garyfallia Poulakou, Jean Chastre, Lucy B Palmer, Matteo Bassetti, Charles-Edouard Luyt, Jose M Pereira, Jordi Riera, Tim Felton, Jayesh Dhanani, Tobias Welte, Jose M Garcia-Alamino, Jason A Roberts, Jordi Rello
BACKGROUND: Nebulization of antiinfective agents is a common but unstandardized practice in critically ill patients. METHODS: A systematic review of 1,435 studies was performed in adults receiving invasive mechanical ventilation. Two different administration strategies (adjunctive and substitute) were considered clinically relevant. Inclusion was restricted to studies using jet, ultrasonic, and vibrating-mesh nebulizers. Studies involving children, colonized-but-not-infected adults, and cystic fibrosis patients were excluded...
March 1, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235633/cell-therapy-for-heart-disease-after-15-years-unmet-expectations
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REVIEW
Patrizia Nigro, Beatrice Bassetti, Laura Cavallotti, Valentina Catto, Corrado Carbucicchio, Giulio Pompilio
Over the past two decades cardiac cell therapy (CCT) has emerged as a promising new strategy to cure heart diseases at high unmet need. Thousands of patients have entered clinical trials for acute or chronic heart conditions testing different cell types, including autologous or allogeneic bone marrow (BM)-derived mononuclear or selected cells, BM- or adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal cells, or cardiac resident progenitors based on their potential ability to regenerate scarred or dysfunctional myocardium. Nowadays, the original enthusiasm surrounding the regenerative medicine field has been cushioned by a cumulative body of evidence indicating an inefficient or modest efficacy of CCT in improving cardiac function, along with the continued lack of indisputable proof for long-term prognostic benefit...
February 21, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214126/pulmonary-nodules-in-african-migrants-caused-by-chronic-schistosomiasis
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REVIEW
Federico Gobbi, Dora Buonfrate, Andrea Angheben, Anna Beltrame, Matteo Bassetti, Luca Bertolaccini, Giuseppe Bogina, Simone Caia, Silvia Duranti, Maria Gobbo, Valentina Marchese, Stefania Marocco, Maria Merelli, Geraldo Monteiro, Alberto Terzi, Zeno Bisoffi
Schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease that can cause mainly hepatic and genitourinary damage, depending on the species. Involvement of the lungs has been commonly described in acute infection (Katayama syndrome) and chronic infection (pulmonary hypertension). Although rarely reported in the scientific literature, cases of lung nodules due to chronic schistosome infection are also possible and are probably more frequent than commonly thought. Here we report seven cases of African migrants who were diagnosed with chronic schistosomiasis and pulmonary nodules due to deposition of schistosome eggs, and we compare our findings to the case reports found in the scientific literature...
February 14, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183535/erratum-to-risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-infections-by-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria-in-patients-undergoing-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-biol-blood-marrow-transplant-2017-23-333-339
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Francesca Patriarca, Chiara Cigana, Massimo Dozzo, Davide Lazzarotto, Antonella Geromin, Miriam Isola, Marta Lisa Battista, Marta Medeot, Michela Cerno, Alessandra Sperotto, Anna Candoni, Massimo Crapis, Assunta Sartor, Claudio Scarparo, Matteo Bassetti, Renato Fanin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 6, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168936/dosimetric-comparison-of-real-time-mri-guided-tri-cobalt-60-versus-linear-accelerator-based-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-lung-cancer-plans
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Andrzej P Wojcieszynski, Patrick M Hill, Stephen A Rosenberg, Craig R Hullett, Zacariah E Labby, Bhudatt Paliwal, Mark W Geurts, R Adam Bayliss, John E Bayouth, Paul M Harari, Michael F Bassetti, Andrew M Baschnagel
PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance imaging-guided radiation therapy has entered clinical practice at several major treatment centers. Treatment of early-stage non-small cell lung cancer with stereotactic body radiation therapy is one potential application of this modality, as some form of respiratory motion management is important to address. We hypothesize that magnetic resonance imaging-guided tri-cobalt-60 radiation therapy can be used to generate clinically acceptable stereotactic body radiation therapy treatment plans...
January 1, 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165526/ceftolozane-tazobactam-activity-against-drug-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-causing-urinary-tract-and-intraabdominal-infections-in-europe-report-from-an-antimicrobial-surveillance-programme-2012-15
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Michael A Pfaller, Matteo Bassetti, Leonard R Duncan, Mariana Castanheira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 6, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163109/strategies-for-serum-chemokine-cytokine-assessment-as-biomarkers-of-therapeutic-response-in-hcv-patients-as-a-prototype-to-monitor-immunotherapy-of-infectious-diseases
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Erica Godinho Menezes, Jordana Grazziela Alves Coelho-Dos-Reis, Ludmila Melo Cardoso, Ágata Lopes-Ribeiro, Juan Jonathan-Gonçalves, Marco Túlio Porto Gonçalves, Rodrigo Dias Cambraia, Eric Bassetti Soares, Luciana Diniz Silva, Vanessa Peruhype-Magalhães, Maria Rios, Caren Chancey, Andréa Teixeira-Carvalho, Olindo Assis Martins-Filho, Rosângela Teixeira
In this study, strategies for serum biomarker assessment were developed for therapeutic monitoring of HCV patients. For this purpose, serum chemokine/cytokine levels were measured by cytometric-bead-array in HCV patients, categorized according to immunotherapy response as: non-responder/NR, relapser/REL and sustained-virologic-responder/SVR. The results demonstrated an overall increase of serum chemokine/cytokine levels in HCV patients. In general, therapeutic failure was associated with presence of a predominant baseline proinflammatory pattern with enhanced CCL5/RANTES, IFN-α, IFN-γ along with decreased IL-10 levels in NR and increased IL-6 and TNF in REL...
February 2, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162143/patient-reported-measures-of-narcolepsy-the-need-for-better-assessment
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Ulf Kallweit, Markus Schmidt, Claudio L Bassetti
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Narcolepsy, a chronic disorder of the central nervous system, is clinically characterized by a symptom pentad that includes excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy, sleep paralysis, hypnopompic/hypnagogic hallucinations, and disrupted nighttime sleep. Ideally, screening and diagnosis instruments that assist physicians in evaluating a patient for type 1 or type 2 narcolepsy would be brief, easy for patients to understand and physicians to score, and would identify or rule out the need for electrophysiological testing...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160023/the-intensive-care-medicine-research-agenda-on-multidrug-resistant-bacteria-antibiotics-and-stewardship
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REVIEW
Marin H Kollef, Matteo Bassetti, Bruno Francois, Jason Burnham, George Dimopoulos, Jose Garnacho-Montero, Jeffrey Lipman, Charles-Edouard Luyt, David P Nicolau, Maarten J Postma, Antonio Torres, Tobias Welte, Richard G Wunderink
PURPOSE: To concisely describe the current standards of care, major recent advances, common beliefs that have been contradicted by recent trials, areas of uncertainty, and clinical studies that need to be performed over the next decade and their expected outcomes with regard to the management of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria, antibiotic use, and antimicrobial stewardship in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting. METHODS: Narrative review based on a systematic analysis of the medical literature, national and international guidelines, and expert opinion...
February 4, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152067/characteristics-of-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteraemia-and-predictors-of-early-and-late-mortality
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Matteo Bassetti, Maddalena Peghin, Enrico Maria Trecarichi, Alessia Carnelutti, Elda Righi, Paola Del Giacomo, Filippo Ansaldi, Cecilia Trucchi, Cristiano Alicino, Roberto Cauda, Assunta Sartor, Teresa Spanu, Claudio Scarparo, Mario Tumbarello
We aimed to describe the characteristics of patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and to evaluate the risk factors associated with early (7-day) and late (30-day) mortality. We performed an observational study including all consecutive episodes of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia diagnosed at two Italian university hospitals during 2010-2014. A total of 337 patients were included. Mean age was 69 years (range, 57-78) and 65% were males. Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) was identified in 132/337 (39%)cases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145150/environmentally-friendly-biosorbents-husks-pods-and-seeds-from-moringa-oleifera-for-pb-ii-removal-from-contaminated-water
#16
Fernanda Oliveira Tavares, Laura Adriane de Moraes Pinto, Fátima de Jesus Bassetti, Marcelo Fernandes Vieira, Rosângela Bergamasco, Angélica Marquetotti Salcedo Vieira
Lead is a heavy metal considered highly toxic, responsible for causing several health problems as well as being extremely harmful to fauna and flora. Given this fact, several techniques have been studied for the removal of this metal from contaminated water, in which stands out adsorption. In this sense, the objective of this study was to evaluate the potential of lead(II) biosorption from contaminated water by seed husks, seeds and pods of Moringa oleifera Lam (moringa). Biomass was characterized by energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy analyses...
February 17, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138335/lifewide-profile-of-cytokine-production-by-innate-and-adaptive-immune-cells-from-brazilian-individuals
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Gabriela Silveira-Nunes, Elaine Speziali, Andréa Teixeira-Carvalho, Danielle M Vitelli-Avelar, Renato Sathler-Avelar, Taciana Figueiredo-Soares, Maria Luiza Silva, Vanessa Peruhype-Magalhães, Daniel Gonçalves Chaves, Gustavo Eustáquio Brito-Melo, Glenda Meira Cardoso, Eric Bassetti Soares, Silvana Maria Elói-Santos, Rosângela Teixeira, Dulciene Magalhães Queiroz, Rodrigo Corrêa-Oliveira, Ana Maria Caetano Faria, Olindo Assis Martins-Filho
BACKGROUND: Immunosenescence is associated with several changes in adaptive and innate immune cells. Altered cytokine production is among the most prominent of these changes. The impact of age-related alterations on cytokine global profiles produced by distinct populations of leukocytes from healthy Brazilian individuals was studied. We analysed frequencies of cytokine-producing lymphocytes and innate immune cells from individuals at several ages spanning a lifetime period (0-85 years)...
2017: Immunity & Ageing: I & A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079631/the-role-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections
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Matteo Bassetti, Alessia Carnelutti, Elda Righi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has become a major public health issue worldwide over the last years. MRSA is frequently implicated in the development of skin and soft tissue infections, leading to significant increases in morbidity, mortality and overall healthcare costs. RECENT FINDINGS: In order to face the threat of MRSA, major changes in clinical management of skin and soft tissue infections are required. The identification of populations at risk for the acquisition of infections due to MRSA, together with the improvement of the diagnostic techniques, is paramount...
April 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079630/18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-and-infectious-diseases-current-applications-and-future-perspectives
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Matteo Bassetti, Alessia Carnelutti, Daniele Muser, Elda Righi, Nicola Petrosillo, Fernando Di Gregorio, Thomas J Werner, Abass Alavi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography is a well-established technique for diagnosis and management of a number of neoplastic conditions. However, in recent years the body of literature regarding its potential role in infectious diseases has progressively increased, with promising results. RECENT FINDINGS: So far 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography has a well-established role and is recommended by guidelines only in a few settings, such as prosthetic valve endocarditis, vascular device infections, and chronic osteomyelitis...
January 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070603/erratum-to-should-we-take-into-account-esbls-in-empirical-antibiotic-treatment
#20
Matteo Bassetti, Jesús Rodríguez-Baño
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
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