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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727818/prep-in-italy-the-time-may-be-ripe-but-who-s-paying-the-bill-a-nationwide-survey-on-physicians-attitudes-towards-using-antiretrovirals-to-prevent-hiv-infection
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Antonio Di Biagio, Niccolò Riccardi, Alessio Signori, Renato Maserati, Silvia Nozza, Andrea Gori, Stefano Bonora, Marco Borderi, Diego Ripamonti, Maria Cristina Rossi, Giancarlo Orofino, Tiziana Quirino, Giuseppe Nunnari, Benedetto Maurizio Celesia, Salvatore Martini, Caterina Sagnelli, Giovanni Mazzola, Pietro Colletti, Dario Bartolozzi, Teresa Bini, Nicoletta Ladisa, Filippo Castelnuovo, Annalisa Saracino, Sergio Lo Caputo
Several studies have demonstrated the efficacy of the oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with tenofovir (with or without emtricitabine) on preventing HIV-negative partners of HIV infected patients to become infected through sexual contacts. PrEP is already available in the United States and now is approved by European Medicine Agency. In this setting we would like to gauge physicians' knowledge, acquaintance with and attitude to include PrEP in their clinical practice. A cross sectional survey was conducted among Italian physicians expert on antiretroviral therapy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727706/opioids-for-ocular-pain-a-narrative-review
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Vinicius Bp Pereira, Renato Garcia, Andre Am Torricelli, Samir J Bechara
BACKGROUND: Refractive surgery is a common procedure, but may be associated with severe post-operative pain. OBJECTIVES: To describe studies addressing the use of opioids for control of pain after ocular surgery, with an emphasis on refractive surgery. STUDY DESIGN: This is a narrative review of relevant articles on the physiology of corneal pain and the use of opioids for its treatment after surgery. SETTING: Single tertiary center...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727381/nephrometry-scores-and-perioperative-outcomes-following-robotic-partial-nephrectomy
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Renato B Corradi, Emily A Vertosick, Daniel P Nguyen, Antoni Vilaseca, Daniel D Sjoberg, Nicole Benfante, Lucas N Nogueira, Massimiliano Spaliviero, Karim A Touijer, Paul Russo, Jonathan A Coleman
OBJECTIVES: Based on imaging features, nephrometry scoring systems have been conceived to create a standardized and reproducible way to characterize renal tumor anatomy. However, less is known about which of these individual measures are important with regard to clinically relevant perioperative outcomes such as ischemia time (IT), estimated blood loss (EBL), length of hospital stay (LOS), and change in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) after robotic partial nephrectomy (PN)...
July 20, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723673/energy-metabolism-in-glioblastoma-stem-cells-ppar%C3%AE-a-metabolic-adaptor-to-intratumoral-microenvironment
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Alessia Fidoamore, Loredana Cristiano, Chiara Laezza, Renato Galzio, Elisabetta Benedetti, Benedetta Cinque, Andrea Antonosante, Michele d'Angelo, Vanessa Castelli, Maria Grazia Cifone, Rodolfo Ippoliti, Antonio Giordano, Annamaria Cimini
Glioblastoma (GB), the most-common cancer in the adult brain, despite surgery and radio/ chemotherapy, is to date almost incurable. Many hypoxic tumors, including GB, show metabolic reprogramming to sustain uncontrolled proliferation, hypoxic conditions and angiogenesis. Peroxisome Proliferator-activated Receptors (PPAR), particularly the α isotype, have been involved in the control of energetic metabolism. Herein, we characterized patient-derived GB neurospheres focusing on their energetic metabolism and PPARα expression...
July 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723629/stat3-mutation-impacts-biological-and-clinical-features-of-t-lgl-leukemia
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Antonella Teramo, Gregorio Barilà, Giulia Calabretto, Chiara Ercolin, Thierry Lamy, Aline Moignet, Mikael Roussel, Cédric Pastoret, Matteo Leoncin, Cristina Gattazzo, Anna Cabrelle, Elisa Boscaro, Sara Teolato, Elisa Pagnin, Tamara Berno, Elena De March, Monica Facco, Francesco Piazza, Livio Trentin, Gianpietro Semenzato, Renato Zambello
STAT3 mutations have been described in 30-40% of T-large granular lymphocyte (T-LGL) leukemia patients, leading to STAT3 pathway activation. Considering the heterogeneity of the disease and the several immunophenotypes that LGL clone may express, the aim of this work was to evaluate whether STAT3 mutations might be associated with a distinctive LGL immunophenotype and/or might be indicative for specific clinical features.Our series of cases included a pilot cohort of 101 T-LGL leukemia patients (68 CD8+/CD4- and 33 CD4+/CD8±) from Padua Hematology Unit (Italy) and a validation cohort of additional 20 patients from Rennes Hematology Unit (France)...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721139/vitamin-d-deficiency-and-non-lipid-biomarkers-of-cardiovascular-risk
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Kamil F Faridi, Joshua R Lupton, Seth S Martin, Maciej Banach, Renato Quispe, Krishnaji Kulkarni, Steven R Jones, Erin D Michos
INTRODUCTION: Deficient 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels have been associated with dyslipidemia and cardiovascular diseases, though the underlying mechanism of these associations is uncertain. We analyzed associations between vitamin D and other non-lipid biomarkers of cardiovascular risk to better elucidate possible relationships between deficient 25(OH)D and cardiovascular disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional analysis of 4,591 adults included in a clinical laboratory database from 2009 to 2011 with available measurements for 25(OH)D and the following biomarkers: homocysteine (Hcy), high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), cystatin-C, creatinine, γ-glutamyltransferase (GGT), uric acid, and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720955/crystallinity-properties-and-crystallization-behavior-of-chocolate-fat-blends
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Thais Lomonaco Teodoro da Silva, Renato Grimaldi, Guilherme Andrade Calligaris, Lisandro Pavie Cardoso, Lireny Aparecida Guaraldo Gonçalves
Cocoa butter (CB) provides unique crystallization characteristics to chocolates and confectionary products; hence, it is an important value-add product. However, other alternative fats that minimally affect the crystallization behaviour of chocolates and confectionary products are now being increasingly used. This study analyzed the crystallization behaviour of CB, cocoa butter substitutes (CBSs), and their blends. Blends were prepared using CBS concentrations: 5, 10, 15, 20 and 37.5%. CB, CBS, and their blends were evaluated by following analysis: solid fat content, isothermal analysis, polarized light microscopic, thermal behaviour, X-ray diffraction and consistency...
June 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720883/chronic-high-sodium-diet-intake-after-weaning-lead-to-neurogenic-hypertension-in-adult-wistar-rats
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Paula Magalhães Gomes, Renato Willian Martins Sá, Giovana Lopes Aguiar, Milede Hanner Saraiva Paes, Andréia Carvalho Alzamora, Wanderson Geraldo Lima, Lisandra Brandino de Oliveira, Sean David Stocker, Vagner Roberto Antunes, Leonardo M Cardoso
In this study, we investigated some mechanisms involved in sodium-dependent hypertension of rats exposed to chronic salt (NaCl) intake from weaning until adult age. Weaned male Wistar rats were placed under high (0.90% w/w, HS) or regular (0.27% w/w, Cont) sodium diets for 12 weeks. Water consumption, urine output and sodium excretion were higher in HS rats compared to control. Blood pressure (BP) was directly measured by the arterial catheter and found 13.8% higher in HS vs Cont rats. Ganglionic blockade with hexamethonium caused greater fall in the BP of HS rats (33%), and central antagonism of AT1 receptors (losartan) microinjected into the lateral ventricle reduced BP level of HS, but not of Cont group...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715447/short-term-alteration-of-biotic-and-abiotic-components-of-the-pelagic-system-in-a-shallow-bay-produced-by-a-strong-natural-hypoxia-event
#9
Eduardo Hernández-Miranda, Rodrigo Veas, Valeria Anabalón, Renato A Quiñones
In January 2008 there was an intensive and extensive upwelling event in the southern Humboldt Current System. This event produced an intrusion of water with low dissolved oxygen into Coliumo Bay, which caused massive mortality and the beaching of pelagic and benthic organisms, including zooplankton. During this event, which lasted 3 to 5 days, we studied and evaluated the effect of the hypoxic water in the bay on the abundance of macrozooplankton, nanoplankton and microphytoplankton, the concentration of several nutrients and hydrographic conditions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712018/laparoscopic-implantation-of-electrodes-for-bilateral-neuromodulation-of-the-pudendal-nerves-and-s3-nerve-roots-for-treating-pelvic-pain-and-voiding-dysfunction
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Adrienne L K Li, Renato Marques, Acary Oliveira, Laise Veloso, Manoel J B C Girão, Nucelio Lemos
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The objective of this video is to describe the technique for laparoscopic implantation of electrodes for bilateral neuromodulation of S3 and pudendal nerves. We report a successful case of a 48-year-old woman with spina bifida occulta referred with a 14-year history of intense acyclic pelvic pain, urinary hesitancy, and intermittent flow refractory to various conservative measures. METHODS: The procedure began with the removal of two previously placed InterStims...
July 15, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711920/baseline-factors-associated-with-response-to-ruxolitinib-an-independent-study-on-408-patients-with-myelofibrosis
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REVIEW
Francesca Palandri, Giuseppe Alberto Palumbo, Massimiliano Bonifacio, Mario Tiribelli, Giulia Benevolo, Bruno Martino, Elisabetta Abruzzese, Mariella D'Adda, Nicola Polverelli, Micaela Bergamaschi, Alessia Tieghi, Francesco Cavazzini, Adalberto Ibatici, Monica Crugnola, Costanza Bosi, Roberto Latagliata, Ambra Di Veroli, Luigi Scaffidi, Federico de Marchi, Elisa Cerqui, Barbara Anaclerico, Giovanna De Matteis, Marco Spinsanti, Elena Sabattini, Lucia Catani, Franco Aversa, Francesco Di Raimondo, Umberto Vitolo, Roberto Massimo Lemoli, Renato Fanin, Francesco Merli, Domenico Russo, Antonio Cuneo, Maria Letizia Bacchi Reggiani, Michele Cavo, Nicola Vianelli, Massimo Breccia
In patients with Myelofibrosis (MF) treated with ruxolitinib (RUX), the response is unpredictable at therapy start. We retrospectively evaluated the impact of clinical/laboratory factors on responses in 408 patients treated with RUX according to prescribing obligations in 18 Italian Hematology Centers. At 6 months, 114 out of 327 (34.9%) evaluable patients achieved a spleen response. By multivariable Cox proportional hazard regression model, pre-treatment factors negatively correlating with spleen response were: high/intermediate-2 IPSS risk (p=0...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710652/comparison-between-inflammation-related-markers-in-peri-implant-crevicular-fluid-and-clinical-parameters-during-osseointegration-in-edentulous-jaws
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Amália M Bielemann, Raissa M Marcello-Machado, Fábio Renato Manzolli Leite, Frederico Canato Martinho, Otacílio Luiz Chagas-Júnior, Altair Antoninha Del Bel Cury, Fernanda Faot
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to improve the understanding of interleukin mechanisms during osseointegration to enhance the monitoring of implant failure and success. Clinical parameters, implant stability, and cytokine levels in peri-implant crevicular fluid (PICF) during early bone healing after implant placement were investigated. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixty narrow implants were placed in mandible anterior region of 30 edentulous patients (67.23 ± 7...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710567/threatened-fish-and-fishers-along-the-brazilian-atlantic-forest-coast
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Alpina Begossi, Svetlana Salivonchyk, Gustavo Hallwass, Natalia Hanazaki, Priscila F M Lopes, Renato A M Silvano
Small-scale fisheries of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest Coast (BAFC) depend on fish resources for food and income. Thus, if the catch diminishes or if fish species that are a target for fishers are overexploited or impacted, this could affect fishers' livelihoods. The exclusion of threatened fish species from the catch is believed to be a threat to small-scale fisheries, which is likely to be the case along the BAFC. Many fish species are currently listed as threatened or vulnerable, whereas there is not enough biological information available to determine the status of the majority of the other species...
July 14, 2017: Ambio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707445/angiographic-and-clinical-outcome-after-crush-of-everolimus-eluting-stent-for-distal-unprotected-left-main-disease
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Angela Migliorini, Renato Valenti, Ruben Vergara, Maria Grazia De Gregorio, Eleonora Gabrielli, Elena De Vito, Maria Raffaella Aicale, Nazario Carrabba, David Antoniucci
Obiectives: Angiographic and clinical outcomes after crushing of everolimus-eluting stent (EES) for distal unprotected left main disease (ULMD). BACKGROUND: Few data exist about crushing of EES for distal ULMD. METHODS: From the Florence ULMD Percutaneous Coronary Interevention Registry consecutive patients with distal ULMD treated with EES were included in the analysis. Patients treated with provisional stenting were compared with patients treated with crush stenting...
July 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707170/effectiveness-and-risk-of-biliary-drainage-prior-to-pancreatoduodenectomy-review-of-current-status
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REVIEW
Alban Zarzavadjian Le Bian, David Fuks, Raffaele Dalla Valle, Manuela Cesaretti, Vincenzo Violi, Renato Costi
Preoperative biliary drainage (PBD) prior to pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) has gained popularity as bridge management to resolve jaundice, but its role is being challenged as it is thought to increase morbidity. To clarify the current recommendations for PBD prior to PD, we reviewed the literature, including all relevant articles published in English up until December, 2015. There is increasing evidence that PBD causes bile infection, which is related to the morbidity of infectious complications. Results of transhepatic drainage are poorer than those of endoscopic stenting, especially in an oncologic setting, although it is still unclear whether metallic stents are superior to nasobiliary drainage...
July 13, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705212/moringa-isothiocyanate-complexed-with-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-a-new-perspective-in-neuroblastoma-treatment
#16
Sabrina Giacoppo, Renato Iori, Patrick Rollin, Placido Bramanti, Emanuela Mazzon
BACKGROUND: Several lines of evidence suggest the consume of natural products for cancer prevention or treatment. In particular, isothiocyanates (ITCs) exerting anti-cancer properties, have received great interest as potential chemotherapeutic agents. This study was designed to assess the anti-proliferative activities of a new preparation of Moringa oleifera-derived 4-(α-L-rhamnopyranosyloxy)benzyl ITC (moringin) complexed with alpha-cyclodextrin (moringin + α-CD; MAC) on SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cells...
July 14, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702886/comparison-of-transvaginal-sonography-and-computed-tomography-colonography-with-contrast-media-and-urographic-phase-for-diagnosing-deep-infiltrating-endometriosis-of-the-posterior-compartment-of-the-pelvis-a-pilot-study
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Letizia Zannoni, Simona Del Forno, Francesca Coppola, Dimitris Papadopoulos, Domenico Valerio, Rita Golfieri, Giacomo Caprara, Roberto Paradisi, Renato Seracchioli
PURPOSE: To compare the diagnostic accuracy of transvaginal sonography (TVS) and computed tomography-colonography with contrast media and urographic phase (CTCU) in the preoperative detection of deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-seven patients with clinical suspicion of DIE underwent preoperative TVS and CTCU. Imaging data were compared with histopathologic analysis. Sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values and test accuracies of the two modalities were calculated...
July 12, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702316/sporotrichosis-in-a-liver-transplant-patient-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Renato Ferreira da Silva, Miguel Bonfitto, Francisco Inaldo Mendes da Silva Junior, Margarete Teresa Gottardo de Ameida, Rita de Cma da Silva
The liver transplant patient was admitted to the hospital with hyperemic, granulomatous, ulcerated lesion in the anterior compartment of the right lower limb with report of local trauma. The agent Sporothrix schenckii was isolated from biopsy of the lesion and lymph nodes of the right lower limb. In this case, the treatment was difficult because the patient has severe pulmonary hypertension and took the following drugs: warfarin, sildenafil, and tacrolimus. These medicines interact with the antifungal, which made it difficult...
September 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700085/characterization-of-clinical-predictors-of-naturally-occurring-ns3-ns4a-protease-polymorphism-in-genotype-1-hepatitis-c-virus-mono-and-hiv-co-infected-patients
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Gaspar Lisboa Neto, Fernanda M Malta, Michele S Gomes-Gouvêa, Caroline F Noble, Camila Malta Romano, João Renato R Pinho, Mariliza H da Silva, Andrea Gb Leite, Leonora Z Piccoli, Flair J Carrilho, Maria Cássia Mendes-Correa
Spontaneously occurring resistance may impair the success of protease inhibitors based regimens in HCV treatment. This study aimed to evaluate associations between amino acid substitutions in NS3/NS4A domain and clinical features of 247 HCV mono or HCV/HIV co-infected patients. Fourteen samples (5.7%) harbored at least one resistance-associated substitution (RAS). The following RASs were detected in NS3 region: T54S (6 - 2.4%), V55A (7 - 2.8%) and Q80R (2 - 0.8%). S122G occurred in 86.9% of HCV genotype 1b samples with either natural polymorphisms or RASs...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699402/the-management-of-episiotomy-technique-and-its-effect-on-pelvic-floor-muscles-during-a-malposition-childbirth
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Dulce A Oliveira, Marco P L Parente, Begoña Calvo, Teresa Mascarenhas, Renato M Natal Jorge
Vaginal childbirth is the leading cause of pelvic floor muscles injury, which contributes to pelvic floor dysfunction, being enhanced by fetal malposition. Therefore, the aim of the present study is to verify the influence of mediolateral episiotomies in the mechanics of the pelvic floor with the fetus in occiput posterior position when compared to the occiput anterior position. Numerical simulations of vaginal deliveries, with and without episiotomy, are performed based on the Finite Element Method. The biomechanical model includes the pelvic floor muscles, a surface to delimit the anterior region of the birth canal and a fetus...
August 2017: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
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