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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230858/ngs-based-transcriptome-profiling-reveals-biomarkers-for-companion-diagnostics-of-the-tgf-%C3%AE-receptor-blocker-galunisertib-in-hcc
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Yuan Cao, Rahul Agarwal, Francesco Dituri, Luigi Lupo, Paolo Trerotoli, Serena Mancarella, Peter Winter, Gianluigi Giannelli
Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) signaling has gained extensive interest in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The small molecule kinase inhibitor galunisertib, targeting the TGF-β receptor I (TGF-βRI), blocks HCC progression in preclinical models and shows promising effects in ongoing clinical trials. As the drug is not similarly effective in all patients, this study was aimed at identifying new companion diagnostics biomarkers for patient stratification. Next-generation sequencing-based massive analysis of cDNA ends was used to investigate the transcriptome of an invasive HCC cell line responses to TGF-β1 and galunisertib...
February 23, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230680/rural-pregnant-women-and-newborns-hit-hard-by-opioid-crisis
#2
Serena Stockwell
Urgent need for funding to increase access to prevention, treatment.
March 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230674/benefits-of-kangaroo-care-for-premature-babies-continue-into-young-adulthood
#3
Serena Stockwell
Method is now generally part of standard care.
March 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228712/nordic-walking-and-the-isa-method-for-breast-cancer-survivors-effects-on-upper-limb-circumferences-and-total-body-extracellular-water-a-pilot-study
#4
Andrea Di Blasio, Teresa Morano, Giorgio Napolitano, Ines Bucci, Serena Di Santo, Sabina Gallina, Lucia Cugusi, Francesco Di Donato, Alberto D'Arielli, Ettore Cianchetti
BACKGROUND: The negative side effects of breast cancer treatments can include upper limb lymphoedema. The growing literature indicates that Nordic walking is an effective discipline against several disease symptoms. The aim of this study was to determine whether introduction to Nordic walking alone is effective against total body extracellular water and upper limb circumferences in breast cancer survivors compared to its combination with a series of specifically created exercises (i.e...
December 2016: Breast Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228710/her2-positive-neuroendocrine-breast-cancer-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Arpine Gevorgyan, Giacomo Bregni, Giulia Galli, Elisa Zanardi, Filippo de Braud, Serena Di Cosimo
BACKGROUND: Neuroendocrine carcinoma is an uncommon histology for breast cancer. CASE REPORT: Our patient underwent right quadrantectomy for a neuroendocrine carcinoma in 1984 and had a bone relapse 30 years later. After thorough pathological and immunohistochemical analysis the diagnosis was confirmed and HER2 amplification was observed. Here we discuss the management, rationale and results of HER2-targeted therapy in advanced neuroendocrine breast carcinoma.
December 2016: Breast Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225599/cubic-sr2scgao5-perovskite-structural-stability-oxygen-defect-structure-and-ion-conductivity-explored-on-single-crystals
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Serena Corallini, Monica Ceretti, Alain Cousson, Clemens Ritter, Marco Longhin, Philippe Papet, Werner Paulus
Oxygen-deficient Sr2ScGaO5 single crystals with a cubic perovskite structure were grown by the floating-zone technique. The transparent crystals of this pure 3D oxygen electrolyte are metastable at ambient temperature, showing one-sixth of all oxygen positions vacant. While neutron single-crystal diffraction, followed by maximum entropy analysis, revealed a strong anharmonic displacements for the oxygen atoms, a predominant formation of ScO6 octahedra and GaO4 tetrahedra is indicated by Raman spectroscopic studies, resulting in a complex oxygen defect structure with short-range order...
February 22, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223285/butyrate-regulates-liver-mitochondrial-function-efficiency-and-dynamic-in-insulin-resistant-obese-mice
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Maria Pina Mollica, Giuseppina Mattace Raso, Gina Cavaliere, Giovanna Trinchese, Chiara De Filippo, Serena Aceto, Marina Prisco, Claudio Pirozzi, Francesca Di Guida, Adriano Lama, Marianna Crispino, Diana Tronino, Paola Di Vaio, Roberto Berni Canani, Antonio Calignano, Rosaria Meli
Fatty liver, oxidative stress, and mitochondrial dysfunction are key pathophysiological features of insulin resistance and obesity. Butyrate, produced by fermentation in the large intestine by gut microbiota, and its synthetic derivative, the N-(1-carbamoyl-2-phenyl-ethyl) butyramide, FBA, have been demonstrated to be protective against insulin resistance and fatty liver.Here, hepatic mitochondria were identified as the main target of the beneficial effect of both butyrate-based compounds in reverting insulin resistance and fat accumulation in diet induced obese mice...
February 21, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223140/reduced-cell-viability-and-apoptosis-induction-in-human-thyroid-carcinoma-and-mesothelioma-cells-exposed-to-cidofovir
#8
Simona Catalani, Francesco Palma, Serafina Battistelli, Barbara Nuvoli, Rossella Galati, Serena Benedetti
Besides its well-recognized antiviral activity, Cidofovir (CDV) has been shown to exert anticancer properties both within in vitro and in vivo models. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of CDV on still unexplored cultured cancer cells from human mesothelioma as well as breast, colon, liver, lung, prostate, and thyroid carcinomas. Overall, a dose- and time-dependent inhibition of cell viability was observed after CDV exposure. To clarify the mechanisms underlying CDV action, apoptotic cell death was investigated in two infected cell lines [Ist-Mes1 and Ist-Mes2 mesothelioma cells (SV40+)] and in two uninfected cell lines (NCI-H2425 mesothelioma cells and FTC-133 thyroid cancer cells), which resulted the most sensitive to CDV treatment...
February 18, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220090/adaptation-and-validation-of-a-chinese-version-of-patient-health-engagement-scale-for-patients-with-chronic-disease
#9
Yaying Zhang, Guendalina Graffigna, Andrea Bonanomi, Kai-Chow Choi, Serena Barello, Pan Mao, Hui Feng
The Patient Health Engagement Scale (PHE-s) was designed to assess the emotional and psychological attitudes of patients' engagement along their healthcare management journey. The aim of this study was to validate a culturally adapted Chinese version of the PHE-s (CPHE-s). Three hundred and seventy-seven participants were recruited from eight community health centers in a sample of patients with chronic disease in Hunan Province, China. The original Italian PHE-s was translated into Mandarin Chinese using a standardized forward-backward translation...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219080/survival-of-tissue-resident-memory-t-cells-requires-exogenous-lipid-uptake-and-metabolism
#10
Youdong Pan, Tian Tian, Chang Ook Park, Serena Y Lofftus, Shenglin Mei, Xing Liu, Chi Luo, John T O'Malley, Ahmed Gehad, Jessica E Teague, Sherrie J Divito, Robert Fuhlbrigge, Pere Puigserver, James G Krueger, Gökhan S Hotamisligil, Rachael A Clark, Thomas S Kupper
Tissue-resident memory T (TRM) cells persist indefinitely in epithelial barrier tissues and protect the host against pathogens. However, the biological pathways that enable the long-term survival of TRM cells are obscure. Here we show that mouse CD8(+) TRM cells generated by viral infection of the skin differentially express high levels of several molecules that mediate lipid uptake and intracellular transport, including fatty-acid-binding proteins 4 and 5 (FABP4 and FABP5). We further show that T-cell-specific deficiency of Fabp4 and Fabp5 (Fabp4/Fabp5) impairs exogenous free fatty acid (FFA) uptake by CD8(+) TRM cells and greatly reduces their long-term survival in vivo, while having no effect on the survival of central memory T (TCM) cells in lymph nodes...
February 20, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217815/hiv-and-kidney-a-dangerous-liaison
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Alessia Bertoldi, Elisa De Crignis, Anna Miserocchi, Isabella Bon, Giuseppina Musumeci, Serena Longo, Vanessa D'Urbano, Gaetano La Manna, Leonardo Calza, Maria Carla Re
Kidney disease represents an important health concern among HIV-infected individuals, with an estimated prevalence ranging between 2.4 and 17%. The widespread use of antiretroviral drugs has changed the epidemiology of kidney disease in the HIV positive population, drastically reducing the percentage of patients affected by HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN), a complication characterized by apoptosis and de-differentiation of renal epithelial cells and podocytes. However, impaired kidney function remains an important issue among HIV-infected patients because of their long-term exposure to antiretroviral drugs and the growing burden of traditional risk factors associated with chronic renal disease...
January 2017: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217239/diagnostic-accuracy-of-gd-eob-dtpa-for-detection-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hcc-a-comparative-study-with-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-and-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography-ct
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Massimo Imbriaco, Serena De Luca, Milena Coppola, Mario Fusari, Michele Klain, Marta Puglia, Pierpaolo Mainenti, Raffaele Liuzzi, Simone Maurea
BACKGROUND: To compare the diagnostic accuracy of hepato-biliary (HB) phase with gadolinium-ethoxybenzyl-diethylenetriamine-pentaacetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA) with dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging (DCEMRI) and contrast-enhanced CT (DCECT) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) detection. MATERIAL/METHODS: 73 patients underwent DCECT and Gd-EOB-DTPA-3T-MR. Lesions were classified using a five-point confidence scale. Reference standard was a combination of pathological evidence and tumor growth at follow-up CT/MR at 12 months...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215241/sleep-disorders-in-spinal-muscular-atrophy
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Maria C Pera, Domenico M Romeo, Alessandra Graziano, Concetta Palermo, Sonia Messina, Giovanni Baranello, Giorgia Coratti, Maria Massaro, Serena Sivo, Maria Teresa Arnoldi, Elena S Mazzone, Laura Antonaci, Leonardo Lapenta, Emilio Albamonte, Lavinia Fanelli, Roberto de Sanctis, Gian Luca Vita, Maria Sframeli, Marika Pane, Eugenio Mercuri
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the frequency of sleep disorders in young persons with type 2 and type 3 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), and to evaluate the relationship between sleep disorders and different variables such as motor impairment, age, use of ventilation, and use of night orthoses. METHODS: A total of 85 young persons (6-25 years of age) with type 2 and type 3 SMA were assessed using the Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children (SDSC), a scale assessing different sleep factors, and the Hammersmith Functional Motor Scale Expanded (HFMSE), a scale evaluating motor impairment...
February 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215231/use-of-varenicline-in-smokeless-tobacco-cessation-influences-sleep-quality-and-dream-recall-frequency-but-not-dream-affect
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Francesca Polini, Rosastella Principe, Serena Scarpelli, Francesca Clementi, Luigi De Gennaro
OBJECTIVE: Varenicline (VCL) treatment has become popular as a part of smoking-cessation therapies, even though its possible implications in neuropsychiatric adverse events include abnormal sleep and nightmares. Our study is the first aimed at prospectively investigating changes in sleep and dream measures across such treatment by using a one week sleep diary and collecting dream recall (DR). METHODS: Thirty-eight smokers participated in two different effective smoking-cessation programs: 25 subjects received VCL, 13 subjects received nicotine replacement therapy (NRT)...
February 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214909/-obesity-and-diabetes-a-global-problem-what-does-recent-data-tell-us
#15
Simona Giampaoli, Serena Vannucchi
The authors discuss the latest data regarding obesity and diabetes worldwide and in Italy. Two very important articles were recently published by the Non Communicable Disease Risk Factor Collaboration which employs hundreds of researchers around the world. The two articles respectively describe trends in Body Mass Index and diabetes, in different countries in the past 40 years, and show that there has been a startling increase in the number of obese people and people suffering from diabetes worldwide. The number of obese people (BMI>=30 Kg/m2) has risen globally from 105 million in 1975 to 641 million in 2014...
November 2016: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212808/next-generation-repeat-free-fish-probes-for-dna-amplification-in-glioblastoma-in-vivo-improving-patient-selection-to-mdm2-targeted-inhibitors
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Matteo Brunelli, Albino Eccher, Luca Cima, Tobia Trippini, Serena Pedron, Marco Chilosi, Mattia Barbareschi, Aldo Scarpa, Giampietro Pinna, Giulio Cabrini, Sara Pilotto, Luisa Carbognin, Emilio Bria, Giampaolo Tortora, Adele Fioravanzo, Nicola Schiavo, Mario Meglio, Teodoro Sava, Laura Belli, Guido Martignoni, Claudio Ghimenton
A next-generation FISH probe mapping to the MDM2 locus-specific region has recently been designed. The level of MDM2 gene amplification (high versus low) may allow selection of patients for cancer treatment with MDM2 inhibitors and may predict their responsiveness. We investigated the spectrum of MDM2 gene alterations using the new probes in vivo after visualizing single neoplastic cells in situ from a series of glioblastomas. Signals from next-generation repeat-free FISH interphase probes were identified in tissue microarrays that included 3 spots for each of the 48 cases...
January 2017: Cancer Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211643/postural-analysis-in-a-pediatric-cohort-of-patients-with-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-a-pilot-study
#17
Claudio Lisi, Serena Monteleone, Carmine Tinelli, Berardo Rinaldi, Giuseppe Di Natali, Salvatore Savasta
BACKGROUND: The Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a rare disorder affecting the connective tissue. EDS patients may suffer of proprioception and balance impairment but all the studies dealing with such symptoms have been addressed to adult subjects. The Study of such impairment in younger patients may lead to a better awareness of own motor abilities and to a focused rehabilitative intervention. Therefore, our work aims to assess the occurrence of these alterations in a pediatric cohort of EDS patients...
February 17, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209704/collaborative-team-based-health-promotion-in-a-primary-care-setting-the-move-program
#18
Douglas Klein, Matt Kallio, Serena Humphries, Madiha Mueen
OBJECTIVE: To assess a primary care-based, physician-led physical activity program for primary care patients. DESIGN: Initial assessment of a physical activity program for feasibility, patient satisfaction, and effectiveness. SETTING: A primary care network in Edmonton, Alta. PARTICIPANTS: Patients from the primary care network. INTERVENTION: The MOVE program is a primary care-based, physician-led physical activity program for primary care patients, collaboratively offered by an FP and a kinesiologist...
February 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209631/hdpscs-fabricate-a-vascularised-woven-bone-tissue-a-new-tool-in-bone-tissue-engineering
#19
Francesca Paino, Marcella La Noce, Alessandra Giuliani, Alfredo De Rosa, Serena Mazzoni, Luigi Laino, Evzen Amler, Gianpaolo Papaccio, Vincenzo Desiderio, Virginia Tirino
Human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs) are mesenchymal stem cells successfully used in human bone tissue engineering. To better establish if these cells can lead to a bone tissue ready to be grafted, we checked DPSCs for their osteogenic and angiogenic differentiation capabilities with the specific aim to obtain a new tool for bone transplantation. Therefore, hDPSCs were specifically selected from the stromal-vascular dental pulp fraction, using appropriate markers and cultured. Growth curves, expression of bone-related markers, calcification, angiogenesis as well as in vivo transplantation assay were performed...
February 16, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209050/-active-photoprotection-sunscreens-with-dna-repair-enzymes-a-review-of-the-literature
#20
Matteo Megna, Serena Lembo, Nicola Balato, Giuseppe Monfrecola
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation exerts different harmful effects on human health, being the main etiological agents of certain skin cancers and photoaging. In this context, photoprotection, intended as a set of measures adopted to limit and prevent the effects of UV radiation, plays a critical role in avoiding undesired sunlight outcomes. Traditional sunscreens represent a widely used photoprotective approach, even if they exert a "passive photoprotection" and are not effective once damage to skin cells has been generated after sun exposure...
February 16, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
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