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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921860/effects-of-cognitive-remediation-therapy-on-neurocognition-and-negative-symptoms-in-schizophrenia-an-italian-naturalistic-study
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Mariangela Lanfredi, Giacomo Deste, Clarissa Ferrari, Stefano Barlati, Laura Rosa Magni, Roberta Rossi, Luca de Peri, Marco Bonomi, Giuseppe Rossi, Antonio Vita
INTRODUCTION: Cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) has been reported to positively affect neurocognitive processes among patients with schizophrenia; however, the degree to which changes in cognition is linked to improved clinical symptoms, remains poorly understood. The current study aimed to investigate whether cognitive gains were associated to improvements in negative symptoms' severity in patients with schizophrenia living in two Italian psychiatric facilities. METHODS: Patients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia were consecutively assigned to CRT (n = 33) and compared with an historical control group (n = 28)...
December 6, 2016: Cognitive Neuropsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890680/the-putative-role-of-maldi-msi-in-the-study-of-membranous-nephropathy
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Andrew Smith, Vincenzo L'Imperio, Elena Ajello, Franco Ferrario, Niccolò Mosele, Martina Stella, Manuel Galli, Clizia Chinello, Federico Pieruzzi, Goce Spasovski, Fabio Pagni, Fulvio Magni
Membranous Nephropathy (MN) is an immunocomplex mediated renal disease that represents the leading cause of nephrotic syndrome in adults and is one of the most frequent glomerulopathies worldwide. This glomerular disease can manifest as primary (idiopathic) or secondary and this distinction is crucial when choosing the most appropriate management of patients. In secondary cases, the best strategy consists in treating the underlying disease whereas in primary forms, the possible identification of confirmatory markers of the idiopathic etiology underlining the process is requested by clinicians...
November 23, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886122/remote-blood-glucose-monitoring-in-mhealth-scenarios-a-review
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Giordano Lanzola, Eleonora Losiouk, Simone Del Favero, Andrea Facchinetti, Alfonso Galderisi, Silvana Quaglini, Lalo Magni, Claudio Cobelli
Glucose concentration in the blood stream is a critical vital parameter and an effective monitoring of this quantity is crucial for diabetes treatment and intensive care management. Effective bio-sensing technology and advanced signal processing are therefore of unquestioned importance for blood glucose monitoring. Nevertheless, collecting measurements only represents part of the process as another critical task involves delivering the collected measures to the treating specialists and caregivers. These include the clinical staff, the patient's significant other, his/her family members, and many other actors helping with the patient treatment that may be located far away from him/her...
November 24, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856846/seasonal-exposure-of-carbon-dioxide-ice-on-the-nucleus-of-comet-67p-churyumov-gerasimenko
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G Filacchione, A Raponi, F Capaccioni, M Ciarniello, F Tosi, M T Capria, M C De Sanctis, A Migliorini, G Piccioni, P Cerroni, M A Barucci, S Fornasier, B Schmitt, E Quirico, S Erard, D Bockelee-Morvan, C Leyrat, G Arnold, V Mennella, E Ammannito, G Bellucci, J Benkhoff, J P Bibring, A Blanco, M I Blecka, R Carlson, U Carsenty, L Colangeli, M Combes, M Combi, J Crovisier, P Drossart, T Encrenaz, C Federico, U Fink, S Fonti, M Fulchignoni, W H Ip, P Irwin, R Jaumann, E Kuehrt, Y Langevin, G Magni, T McCord, L Moroz, S Mottola, E Palomba, U Schade, K Stephan, F Taylor, D Tiphene, G P Tozzi, P Beck, N Biver, L Bonal, J-Ph Combe, D Despan, E Flamini, M Formisano, A Frigeri, D Grassi, M S Gudipati, D Kappel, A Longobardo, F Mancarella, K Markus, F Merlin, R Orosei, G Rinaldi, M Cartacci, A Cicchetti, Y Hello, F Henry, S Jacquinod, J M Reess, R Noschese, R Politi, G Peter
Carbon dioxide is one of the most abundant species in cometary nuclei, but due to its high volatility CO2 ice is generally only found beneath the surface. We report the infrared spectroscopic identification of a CO2 ice-rich surface area, located in the Anhur region of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Spectral modeling shows that about 0.1% of the 80×60 m area is CO2 ice. This exposed ice was observed a short time after exiting from local winter; following the increased illumination, the CO2 ice completely disappeared over about three weeks...
November 17, 2016: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852685/evaluating-the-experience-of-children-with-type-1-diabetes-and-their-parents-taking-part-in-an-artificial-pancreas-clinical-trial-over-multiple-days-in-a-diabetes-camp-setting
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Alda Troncone, Riccardo Bonfanti, Dario Iafusco, Ivana Rabbone, Alberto Sabbion, Riccardo Schiaffini, Alfonso Galderisi, Marco Marigliano, Novella Rapini, Andrea Rigamonti, Davide Tinti, Valeria Vallone, Angela Zanfardino, Federico Boscari, Simone Del Favero, Silvia Galasso, Giordano Lanzola, Mirko Messori, Federico Di Palma, Roberto Visentin, Roberta Calore, Yenny Leal, Lalo Magni, Eleonora Losiouk, Daniel Chernavvsky, Silvana Quaglini, Claudio Cobelli, Daniela Bruttomesso
OBJECTIVE: To explore the experiences of children with type 1 diabetes and their parents taking part in an artificial pancreas (AP) clinical trial during a 7-day summer camp. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: A semistructured interview, composed of 14 questions based on the Technology Acceptance Model, was conducted at the end of the clinical trial. Participants also completed the Diabetes Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire (DTSQ, parent version) and the AP Acceptance Questionnaire...
December 2016: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816627/pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-modeling-of-etoposide-tumor-growth-inhibitory-effect-in-walker-256-tumor-bearing-rat-model-using-free-intratumoral-drug-concentrations
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Maiara Cássia Pigatto, Renatha Menti Roman, Letizia Carrara, Andréia Buffon, Paolo Magni, Teresa Dalla Costa
The purpose of this study was to establish a population pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) model linking etoposide free tumor and total plasma concentrations to the inhibition of solid tumor growth in rats. Walker-256 tumor cells were inoculated subcutaneously in the right flank of Wistar rats, which were randomly divided in control and two treated groups that received etoposide 5 or 10mg/kg i.v. bolus every day for 8 and 4days, respectively, and tumor volume was monitored daily for 30days. The plasma and intratumoral concentrations-time profiles were obtained from a previous study and were modeled by a four-compartment population pharmacokinetic (popPK) model...
November 2, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809498/theranostic-nanocages-for-imaging-and-photothermal-therapy-of-prostate-cancer-cells-by-active-targeting-of-neuropeptide-y-receptor
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Svetlana Avvakumova, Elisabetta Galbiati, Laura Sironi, Silvia A Locarno, Luca Gambini, Chiara Macchi, Laura Pandolfi, Massimiliano Ruscica, Paolo Magni, Maddalena Collini, Miriam Colombo, Fabio Corsi, Giuseppe Chirico, Sergio Romeo, Davide Prosperi
Gold nanocages (AuNCs) have been shown to be a useful tool for harnessing imaging and hyperthermia therapy of cancer, thanks to their unique optical properties, low toxicity and facile surface functionalization. Herein, we use AuNCs for selective targeting of prostate cancer cells (PC3) via specific interaction between neuropeptide Y (NPY) receptor and three different NPY analogs conjugated to AuNCs. Localized surface plasmon band of the nanoconjugates was set around 800 nm, which is appropriate for in vivo applications...
November 3, 2016: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809307/a-novel-crosstalk-between-ccar2-and-akt-pathway-in-the-regulation-of-cancer-cell-proliferation
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Michela Restelli, Martina Magni, Vincenzo Ruscica, Patrizia Pinciroli, Loris De Cecco, Giacomo Buscemi, Domenico Delia, Laura Zannini
Human CCAR2 has recently emerged as having a pivotal role in the DNA damage response, promoting apoptosis and repair of heterochromatic DNA breaks. However, less is known about the function of CCAR2 in tumor formation and cancer progression. Here, we demonstrate, for the first time, that CCAR2 loss inhibits the proliferation of cancer cells, but preserves the growth of normal cells. Investigating the mechanisms responsible for this differential effect, we found that CCAR2 depletion specifically impairs the activation of AKT pathway in cancer cells, but not in normal cells, by reducing AKT phosphorylation on Ser473...
November 3, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807491/comment-on-minilaparotomy-hysterectomy-as-a-suitable-choice-of-hysterectomy-for-large-myoma-uteri-literature-review
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Flavia Sorbi, Francesco Magni, Massimiliano Fambrini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770281/long-term-safety-of-growth-hormone-replacement-therapy-after-childhood-medulloblastoma-and-pnet-it-is-time-to-set-aside-old-concerns
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Alice Indini, Elisabetta Schiavello, Veronica Biassoni, Luca Bergamaschi, Maria Chiara Magni, Nadia Puma, Stefano Chiaravalli, Federica Pallotti, Ettore Seregni, Barbara Diletto, Emilia Pecori, Lorenza Gandola, Geraldina Poggi, Maura Massimino
To assess the long-term safety of administering growth hormone (GH) in patients with GH deficiency due to treatment for childhood medulloblastoma and primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET). Data were retrospectively retrieved on children receiving GH supplementation, assessing their disease-free and overall survival outcomes and risk of secondary malignancies using Kaplan-Meier and Cox models. Overall 65 children were consecutively collected from May 1981 to April 2013. All patients had undergone craniospinal irradiation (total dose 18-39 Gy), and subsequently received GH for a median (interquartile range, IQR) of 81 (50...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766412/reflectance-based-determination-of-age-and-species-of-blowfly-puparia
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Sasha C Voss, Paola Magni, Ian Dadour, Christian Nansen
Forensic entomology is primarily concerned with the estimation of time since death and involves determination of the age of immature insects colonising decomposing remains. Accurate age determination of puparia is usually accomplished by dissection, which means destructive sampling of evidence. As part of improving abilities to correctly identify species and developmental age, it is highly desirable to have available non-destructive methods. In this study, we acquired external hyperspectral imaging (HSI) data (77 spectral bands, 389-892 nm) from the dorsal and ventral sides of individual puparia of two species of blowfly (Diptera: Calliphoridae), Calliphora dubia Macquart 1855 and Chrysomya rufifacies Macquart 1842...
October 21, 2016: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757595/effect-of-soy-on-metabolic-syndrome-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Massimiliano Ruscica, Chiara Pavanello, Sara Gandini, Monica Gomaraschi, Cecilia Vitali, Chiara Macchi, Beatrice Morlotti, Gilda Aiello, Raffaella Bosisio, Laura Calabresi, Anna Arnoldi, Cesare R Sirtori, Paolo Magni
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases are currently the commonest cause of death worldwide. Different strategies for their primary prevention have been planned, taking into account the main known risk factors, which include an atherogenic lipid profile and visceral fat excess. METHODS: The study was designed as a randomized, parallel, single-center study with a nutritional intervention duration of 12 weeks. Whole soy foods corresponding to 30 g/day soy protein were given in substitution of animal foods containing the same protein amount...
October 18, 2016: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748142/the-proteomic-landscape-of-renal-tumors
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Clizia Chinello, Vincenzo L'imperio, Martina Stella, Andrew James Smith, Giorgio Bovo, Angelica Grasso, Marco Grasso, Francesca Raimondo, Marina Pitto, Fabio Pagni, Fulvio Magni
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most fatal of the common urologic cancers, with approximately 35% of patients dying within 5 years following diagnosis. Therefore, there is a need for non-invasive markers that are capable of detecting and determining the severity of small renal masses at an early stage in order to tailor treatment and follow-up. Proteomic studies have proved to be very useful in the study of tumors. Areas covered: In this review, we will detail the current knowledge obtained by the different proteomic approaches, focusing on MS-based strategies, used to investigate RCC biology in order to identify diagnostic, prognostic and predictive biomarkers on tissue, cultured cells and biological fluids...
October 28, 2016: Expert Review of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748074/preliminary-definitions-for-the-sonographic-features-of-synovitis-in-children
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Johannes Roth, Viviana Ravagnani, Marina Backhaus, Peter Balint, Alessandra Bruns, George A Bruyn, Paz Collado, Lorenia De la Cruz, Severine Guillaume-Czitrom, Troels Herlin, Cristina Hernandez, Annamaria Iagnocco, Sandrine Jousse-Joulin, Stefano Lanni, Vibke Lilleby, Clara Malattia, Silvia Magni-Manzoni, Consuelo Modesto, Ana Narrodi, Juan-Carlos Nieto, Sarah Ohrndorf, Linda Rossi, Anne-Marit Selvaag, Nanno Swen, Tracy Ting, Nikolay Tzaribachev, Patricia Vega-Fernandez, Jelena Vojinovic, Daniel Windschall, Maria-Antonietta D'Agostino, Esperanza Naredo
Objectives Musculoskeletal ultrasonography (US) has the potential to be an important tool in the assessment of disease activity in childhood arthritides. To assess pathology, clear definitions for synovitis need to be developed first. The aim of this study was to develop and validate these definitions through an international consensus process. Methods The decision on which US techniques to use, the components to be included in the definitions as well as the final wording were developed by 31 ultrasound experts in a consensus process...
October 16, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746125/berberine-protects-against-memory-impairment-and-anxiogenic-like-behavior-in-rats-submitted-to-sporadic-alzheimer-s-like-dementia-involvement-of-acetylcholinesterase-and-cell-death
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Juliana Sorraila de Oliveira, Fátima Husein Abdalla, Guilherme Lopes Dornelles, Stephen Adeniyi Adefegha, Taís Vidal Palma, Cristiane Signor, Jamile da Silva Bernardi, Jucimara Baldissarelli, Luana Suéling Lenz, Luana Pereira Magni, Maribel Antonello Rubin, Micheli Mainardi Pillat, Cinthia Melazzo de Andrade
The present study aimed to investigate the effects of berberine (BRB) on spatial and learning memory, anxiety, acetylcholinesterase activity and cell death in an experimental model of intracerebroventricular streptozotocin (ICV-STZ) induced sporadic Alzheimer's-like dementia. Sixty male Wistar rats were randomly divided into six groups: control (CTR), BRB 50mg/kg (BRB 50), BRB 100mg/kg (BRB 100), streptozotocin (STZ), streptozotocin plus BRB 50mg/kg (STZ+BRB 50), and streptozotocin plus BRB 100mg/kg (STZ+BRB 100)...
October 13, 2016: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27701086/distribution-of-phyllosilicates-on-the-surface-of-ceres
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E Ammannito, M C DeSanctis, M Ciarniello, A Frigeri, F G Carrozzo, J-Ph Combe, B L Ehlmann, S Marchi, H Y McSween, A Raponi, M J Toplis, F Tosi, J C Castillo-Rogez, F Capaccioni, M T Capria, S Fonte, M Giardino, R Jaumann, A Longobardo, S P Joy, G Magni, T B McCord, L A McFadden, E Palomba, C M Pieters, C A Polanskey, M D Rayman, C A Raymond, P M Schenk, F Zambon, C T Russell
The dwarf planet Ceres is known to host phyllosilicate minerals at its surface, but their distribution and origin have not previously been determined. We used the spectrometer onboard the Dawn spacecraft to map their spatial distribution on the basis of diagnostic absorption features in the visible and near-infrared spectral range (0.25 to 5.0 micrometers). We found that magnesium- and ammonium-bearing minerals are ubiquitous across the surface. Variations in the strength of the absorption features are spatially correlated and indicate considerable variability in the relative abundance of the phyllosilicates, although their composition is fairly uniform...
September 2, 2016: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696520/psychological-outcomes-of-evening-and-night-closed-loop-insulin-delivery-under-free-living-conditions-in-people-with-type-1-diabetes-a-2-month-randomized-crossover-trial
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J Kropff, J DeJong, S Del Favero, J Place, M Messori, B Coestier, A Farret, F Boscari, S Galasso, A Avogaro, D Bruttomesso, C Cobelli, E Renard, L Magni, J H DeVries
AIM: To assess the impact on fear of hypoglycaemia and treatment satisfaction with an artificial pancreas system used for 2 consecutive months, as well as participant acceptance of the artificial pancreas system. METHODS: In a randomized crossover trial participant-related outcomes associated with an evening-and-night artificial pancreas and sensor-augmented pump therapy were compared. Both intervention periods lasted 8 weeks. The artificial pancreas acceptance questionnaire (range 0-90, higher scores better), Hypoglycaemia Fear Survey II (range 0-72, higher scores worse) and Diabetes Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire (range 0-36, higher scores better) were completed by 32 participants...
October 1, 2016: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695310/prevalence-of-comorbidities-according-to-predominant-phenotype-and-severity-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Gianna Camiciottoli, Francesca Bigazzi, Chiara Magni, Viola Bonti, Stefano Diciotti, Maurizio Bartolucci, Mario Mascalchi, Massimo Pistolesi
BACKGROUND: In addition to lung involvement, several other diseases and syndromes coexist in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Our purpose was to investigate the prevalence of idiopathic arterial hypertension (IAH), ischemic heart disease, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease (PVD), diabetes, osteoporosis, and anxious depressive syndrome in a clinical setting of COPD outpatients whose phenotypes (predominant airway disease and predominant emphysema) and severity (mild and severe diseases) were determined by clinical and functional parameters...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27670732/near-infrared-fluorescence-guided-sentinel-node-mapping-of-the-ovary-with-indocyanine-green-in-a-minimally-invasive-setting-a-feasible-study
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Alessandro Buda, Paolo Passoni, Giacomo Corrado, Beatrice Bussi, Giuseppe Cutillo, Sonia Magni, Enrico Vizza
Sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping has increased its feasibility in both early stage cervical and endometrial cancer. There are few SLN studies regarding the ovary, because of the risk of tumor dissemination and perhaps because the ovary represents an inconvenient site for injection. In this preliminary study, we have shown the feasibility of SLN mapping of the ovary with Indocyanine green (ICG) during laparoscopic retroperitoneal aortic surgical staging. The ten women who were included in this study underwent aortic with pelvic laparoscopic staging, which included SLN biopsy, extrafascial total hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy in case of ovarian tumor...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27647230/response-to-pazopanib-in-two-pediatric-patients-with-pretreated-relapsing-synovial-sarcoma
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Michela Casanova, Eleonora Basso, Chiara Magni, Luca Bergamaschi, Stefano Chiaravalli, Roberto Carta, Elisa Tirtei, Maura Massimino, Franca Fagioli, Andrea Ferrari
Pazopanib is an oral multikinase inhibitor that has proved effective in adults treated for relapsing soft tissue sarcoma and synovial sarcoma in particular. Two cases are reported here of pediatric patients with pretreated relapsing synovial sarcoma whose tumors showed a prolonged response to pazopanib given on compassionate grounds. These results suggest that new agents found effective in adult patients might achieve similar results in adolescents with the same disease. Facilitating the availability of new drugs for children and adolescents is a major challenge for pediatric oncologists...
August 25, 2016: Tumori
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