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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
#4
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
#6
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
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Fernanda Oliveira Tavares, Laura Adriane de Moraes Pinto, Fátima de Jesus Bassetti, Marcelo Fernandes Vieira, Rosângela Beragamasco, 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 EDX, SEM and FTIR analyses...
February 1, 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
#11
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...
January 12, 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
#13
Matteo Bassetti, Jesús Rodríguez-Baño
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069978/author-response-role-of-sleep-disordered-breathing-and-sleep-wake-disturbances-for-stroke-and-stroke-recovery
#14
Dirk M Hermann, Claudio L Bassetti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061506/role-of-rem-sleep-melanin-concentrating-hormone-and-orexin-hypocretin-systems-in-the-sleep-deprivation-pre-ischemia
#15
Marta Pace, Antoine Adamantidis, Laura Facchin, Claudio Bassetti
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Sleep reduction after stroke is linked to poor recovery in patients. Conversely, a neuroprotective effect is observed in animals subjected to acute sleep deprivation (SD) before ischemia. This neuroprotection is associated with an increase of the sleep, melanin concentrating hormone (MCH) and orexin/hypocretin (OX) systems. This study aims to 1) assess the relationship between sleep and recovery; 2) test the association between MCH and OX systems with the pathological mechanisms of stroke...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047289/tu-ab-bra-11-indications-for-online-adaptive-radiotherapy-based-on-dosimetric-consequences-of-interfractional-pancreas-to-duodenum-motion-in-mri-guided-pancreatic-radiotherapy
#16
K Mittauer, S Rosenberg, M Geurts, M Bassetti, I Chen, L Henke, J Olsen, R Kashani, A Wojcieszynski, P Harari, Z Labby, P Hill, B Paliwal, P Parikh, J Bayouth
PURPOSE: Dose limiting structures, such as the duodenum, render the treatment of pancreatic cancer challenging. In this multi-institutional study, we assess dosimetric differences caused by interfraction pancreas-to-duodenum motion using MR-IGRT to determine the potential impact of adaptive replanning. METHODS: Ten patients from two institutions undergoing MRI-guided radiotherapy with conventional fractionation (n=5) or SBRT (n=5) for pancreatic cancer were included...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047134/th-cd-202-11-implications-for-online-adaptive-and-non-adaptive-radiotherapy-of-gastic-and-gastroesophageal-junction-cancers-using-mri-guided-radiotherapy
#17
K Mittauer, M Geurts, R Toya, M Bassetti, P Harari, B Paliwal, J Bayouth
PURPOSE: Radiotherapy for gastric and gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) tumors commonly requires large margins due to deformation, motion and variable changes of the stomach anatomy, at the risk of increased normal tissue toxicities. This work quantifies the interfraction variation of stomach deformation from daily MRI-guided radiotherapy to allow for a more targeted determination of margin expansion in the treatment of gastric and GEJ tumors. METHODS: Five patients treated for gastric (n=3) and gastroesophageal junction (n=2) cancers with conventionally fractionated radiotherapy underwent daily MR imaging on a clinical MR-IGRT system...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046841/su-g-bra-01-a-real-time-tumor-localization-and-guidance-platform-for-radiotherapy-using-us-and-mri
#18
B Bednarz, W Culberson, M Bassetti, A McMillan, C Matrosic, A Shepard, J Zagzebski, S Smith, W Lee, D Mills, K Cao, B Wang, E Fiveland, R Darrow, T Foo
PURPOSE: To develop and validate a real-time motion management platform for radiotherapy that directly tracks tumor motion using ultrasound and MRI. This will be a cost-effective and non-invasive real-time platform combining the excellent temporal resolution of ultrasound with the excellent soft-tissue contrast of MRI. METHODS: A 4D planar ultrasound acquisition during the treatment that is coupled to a pre-treatment calibration training image set consisting of a simultaneous 4D ultrasound and 4D MRI acquisition...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012683/might-real-time-pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-optimisation-of-high-dose-continuous-infusion-meropenem-improve-clinical-cure-in-infections-caused-by-kpc-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae
#19
Federico Pea, Paola Della Siega, Piergiorgio Cojutti, Assunta Sartor, Massimo Crapis, Claudio Scarparo, Matteo Bassetti
The effect of real-time pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) optimisation of high-dose continuous-infusion meropenem on the clinical outcome of patients receiving combination antimicrobial therapy for treatment of KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC-Kp) infections was retrospectively assessed. Data for all patients with KPC-Kp-related infections who received antimicrobial combination therapy containing high-dose continuous-infusion meropenem optimised by means of therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) were retrieved...
February 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007281/minimally-invasive-esophagectomy-in-a-patient-with-tetralogy-of-fallot-and-right-sided-aortic-arch
#20
Michael J Thomas, Heather L Bartlett, Michael F Bassetti, Sam J Lubner, Georgios Kirvassilis, Petros V Anagnostopoulos, James D Maloney, Ryan A Macke
Improvements in surgical technique and perioperative care have resulted in increased long-term survival for patients with congenital heart disease. As these patients begin to reach their later years, clinicians are challenged with determining optimal management of noncardiac diseases in this complex patient population, including surgically treatable malignancies. We present a case of esophageal cancer in a patient with previously repaired tetralogy of Fallot and right-sided aortic arch, treated with neoadjuvant therapy followed by laparoscopic and left thoracoscopic esophagectomy...
January 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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