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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933285/developmental-profile-and-diagnoses-in-children-presenting-with-motor-stereotypies
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Francesco Cardona, Francesca Valente, Daniela Miraglia, Caterina D'Ardia, Valentina Baglioni, Flavia Chiarotti
INTRODUCTION: Motor stereotypies represent a typical example of the difficulty in distinguishing non-clinical behaviors (physiological and transient) from symptoms or among different disorders ["primary stereotypies," associated with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), intellectual disabilities, genetic syndromes, and sensory impairment]. The aim of this study was to obtain an accurate assessment on the relationship between stereotypies and neurodevelopmental disorders. METHODS: We studied 23 children (3 girls), aged 36-95 months, who requested a consultation due to the persistence or increased severity of motor stereotypies...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933094/the-newer-opioid-agonist-treatment-with-lower-substitutive-opiate-doses-is-associated-with-better-toxicology-outcome-than-the-older-harm-reduction-treatment
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Jacopo V Bizzarri, Valentina Casetti, Livia Sanna, Angelo Giovanni Icro Maremmani, Luca Rovai, Silvia Bacciardi, Daria Piacentino, Andreas Conca, Icro Maremmani
BACKGROUND: Charge-free heroin use disorder treatment in Italy follows two main approaches, i.e., harm reduction treatment (HRT) strategy in community low-threshold facilities for drug addiction and opioid agonist treatment (OAT) in high-threshold facilities for opioid addiction, focusing on pharmacological maintenance according to the Dole and Nyswander strategy. We aimed to compare the impact of HRT and OAT on patient outcome, as assessed through negativity for drugs on about 1-year urinalyses...
2016: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932196/a-mini-volume-loading-test-mvlt-using-2-5-mlkg-1-boluses-of-crystalloid-for-indication-of-perioperative-changes-in-hydration-status
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Audrius Andrijauskas, Christer H Svensen, Narūnas Porvaneckas, Jūratė Šipylaitė, Edgaras Stankevičius, Darius Činčikas, Valentinas Uvarovas, Saulė Švedienė, Igoris Šatkauskas, Saulius Vosylius, Giedrius Kvederas
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: A mini volume loading test (mVLT) evaluating hemodilution during step-wise crystalloid infusion has established that the arterio-capillary plasma dilution difference is inversely correlated to the body hydration level of subjects. This observational study aimed to test whether this can be replicated in a perioperative setting using a 2.5-mLkg(-1) boluses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The mVLT was performed before induction of regional anesthesia and 24h later...
November 25, 2016: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931975/identification-of-il-17f-frequent-exacerbator-endotype-in-asthma
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Fabio L M Ricciardolo, Valentina Sorbello, Anna Folino, Fabio Gallo, Gian Mario Massaglia, Gabriella Favatà, Salvatore Conticello, Davide Vallese, Federica Gani, Mario Malerba, Gert Folkerts, Giovanni Rolla, Mirella Profita, Thais Mauad, Antonino Di Stefano, Giorgio Ciprandi
BACKGROUND: Severe asthma might be associated with neutrophil recruitment and Th17 cytokines over-expression in bronchial biopsies. OBJECTIVE: To study IL-17-related cytokines in nasal/bronchial biopsies from controls and mild (MA)-to-severe (SA) asthmatics in relation to exacerbation rate. METHODS: Inflammatory cells and IL-17A(+), IL-17F(+), IL-21(+), IL-22(+) and IL-23(+) cells were examined by immunohistochemistry (IHC) in cryostat sections of bronchial/nasal biopsies obtained from 33 SA (21 frequent exacerbators (FE)), 31 MA (3 FE) and 14 controls...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931611/arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-clinical-course-and-predictors-of-arrhythmic-risk
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Andrea Mazzanti, Kevin Ng, Alessandro Faragli, Riccardo Maragna, Elena Chiodaroli, Nicoletta Orphanou, Nicola Monteforte, Mirella Memmi, Patrick Gambelli, Valeria Novelli, Raffaella Bloise, Oronzo Catalano, Guido Moro, Valentina Tibollo, Massimo Morini, Riccardo Bellazzi, Carlo Napolitano, Vincenzo Bagnardi, Silvia G Priori
BACKGROUND: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a leading cause of sudden cardiac death, but its progression over time and predictors of arrhythmias are still being defined. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to describe the clinical course of ARVC and occurrence of life-threatening arrhythmic events (LAE) and cardiovascular mortality; identify risk factors associated with increased LAE risk; and define the response to therapy. METHODS: We determined the clinical course of 301 consecutive patients with ARVC using the Kaplan-Meier method adjusted to avoid the bias of delayed entry...
December 13, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931126/%C3%AE-tocopherol-%C3%AE-carotene-lutein-squalene-and-secoiridoids-in-seven-monocultivar-italian-extra-virgin-olive-oils
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Roberto Ambra, Fausta Natella, Sabrina Lucchetti, Valentina Forte, Gianni Pastore
Fatty acids and bioactive lipophilic and hydrophilic compounds (tocopherols, β-carotene, lutein, squalene, total polyphenols and secoiridoids) in monocultivar Italian extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) samples produced from the Leccino cultivar and six other yet uncharacterised cultivars (Rustica, Carpinetana, Dritta, Gentile di Chieti and Intosso) were analysed, also taking into account the effect of the type of decanter used for the oil extraction. Significant differences among cultivars were found for α-tocopherol and squalene, but not for carotenoids...
December 8, 2016: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931036/clinical-exome-sequencing-reveals-mkrn3-pathogenic-variants-in-familial-and-nonfamilial-idiopathic-central-precocious-puberty
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Nelmar Valentina Ortiz-Cabrera, Rosa Riveiro-Álvarez, Miguel Ángel López-Martínez, Pilar Pérez-Segura, Isabel Aragón-Gómez, María José Trujillo-Tiebas, Leandro Soriano-Guillén
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Idiopathic central precocious puberty (ICPP) is the premature activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis in the absence of organic disease. Up to now, just gain-of-function mutations of KISS1/KISS1R and loss-of-function mutations of the maternally imprinted gene MKRN3 are the known genetic causes of ICPP. Our intention is to evaluate variants present in genes related to the pubertal onset pathway that could act as disease-causing or predisposing variants. METHODS: We studied the clinical exome of 20 patients diagnosed with ICPP using the Illumina platform...
December 9, 2016: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930599/the-hiv-care-cascade-among-female-sex-workers-in-zimbabwe-results-of-a-population-based-survey-from-the-sisters-antiretroviral-therapy-programme-for-prevention-of-hiv-an-integrated-response-sapph-ire-trial
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Frances M Cowan, Calum Davey, Elizabeth Fearon, Phillis Mushati, Jeffrey Dirawo, Valentina Cambiano, Sue Napierala Mavedzenge, Dagmar Hanisch, Ramona Wong-Gruenwald, Milton Chemhuru, Nyasha Masuka, Karin Hatzold, Owen Mugurungi, Joanna Busza, Andrew Phillips, James R Hargreaves
INTRODUCTION: Female sex workers (FSW) in sub-Saharan Africa have a higher prevalence of HIV than other women of reproductive age. Social, legal, and structural barriers influence their access to care. Little is known about the HIV diagnosis and care cascade in most countries in southern Africa. We aimed to describe the HIV diagnosis and care cascade among FSW in Zimbabwe. METHODS: We conducted cross-sectional respondent driven sampling (RDS) surveys of FSW in 14 sites across Zimbabwe as the baseline for a cluster-randomised controlled trial investigating a combination HIV prevention and care package...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930306/mir-17%C3%A2-92-family-clusters-control-inkt-cell-ontogenesis-via-modulation-of-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling
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Maya Fedeli, Michela Riba, Jose Manuel Garcia Manteiga, Lei Tian, Valentina Viganò, Grazisa Rossetti, Massimiliano Pagani, Changchun Xiao, Adrian Liston, Elia Stupka, Davide Cittaro, Sergio Abrignani, Paolo Provero, Paolo Dellabona, Giulia Casorati
Invariant natural killer T cells (iNKT) cells are T lymphocytes displaying innate effector functions, acquired through a distinct thymic developmental program regulated by microRNAs (miRNAs). Deleting miRNAs by Dicer ablation (Dicer KO) in thymocytes selectively impairs iNKT cell survival and functional differentiation. To unravel this miRNA-dependent program, we systemically identified transcripts that were differentially expressed between WT and Dicer KO iNKT cells at different differentiation stages and predicted to be targeted by the iNKT cell-specific miRNAs...
December 5, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929542/autophagy-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-an-intricate-interplay-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Mila Gugnoni, Valentina Sancisi, Gloria Manzotti, Greta Gandolfi, Alessia Ciarrocchi
Autophagy and epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) are major biological processes in cancer. Autophagy is a catabolic pathway that aids cancer cells to overcome intracellular or environmental stress, including nutrient deprivation, hypoxia and drugs effect. EMT is a complex transdifferentiation through which cancer cells acquire mesenchymal features, including motility and metastatic potential. Recent observations indicate that these two processes are linked in a complex relationship. On the one side, cells that underwent EMT require autophagy activation to survive during the metastatic spreading...
December 8, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928853/early-response-to-treatment-in-eating-disorders-a-systematic-review-and-a-diagnostic-test-accuracy-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Bruno Palazzo Nazar, Louise Kathrine Gregor, Gaia Albano, Angelo Marchica, Gianluca Lo Coco, Valentina Cardi, Janet Treasure
OBJECTIVE: Early response to eating disorders treatment is thought to predict a later favourable outcome. A systematic review of the literature and meta-analyses examined the robustness of this concept. METHOD: The criteria used across studies to define early response were summarised following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. Diagnostic Test Accuracy methodology was used to estimate the size of the effect. RESULTS: Findings from 24 studies were synthesized and data from 14 studies were included in the meta-analysis...
December 7, 2016: European Eating Disorders Review: the Journal of the Eating Disorders Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928470/co2bold-assessment-of-moyamoya-syndrome-validation-with-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-and-positron-emission-tomography-imaging
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Alain Pellaton, Philippe Bijlenga, Laurie Bouchez, Victor Cuvinciuc, Isabelle Barnaure, Valentina Garibotto, Karl-Olof Lövblad, Sven Haller
AIM: To compare the assessment of cerebrovascular reserve (CVR) using CO2BOLD magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) vs positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) as reference standard. METHODS: Ten consecutive patients (8 women, mean age of 41 ± 26 years) with moyamoya syndrome underwent 14 pre-surgical evaluations for external-internal carotid artery bypass surgery. CVR was assessed using CO2BOLD and PET (4)/SPECT (11) with a maximum interval of 36 d, and evaluated by two experienced neuroradiologists...
November 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927758/mitochondrial-aging-is-there-a-mitochondrial-clock
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Dmitry B Zorov, Vasily A Popkov, Ljubava D Zorova, Ivan A Vorobjev, Irina B Pevzner, Denis N Silachev, Savva D Zorov, Stanislovas S Jankauskas, Valentina A Babenko, Egor Y Plotnikov
Fragmentation (fission) of mitochondria, occurring in response to oxidative challenge, leads to heterogeneity in the mitochondrial population. It is assumed that fission provides a way to segregate mitochondrial content between the "young" and "old" phenotype, with the formation of mitochondrial "garbage," which later will be disposed. Fidelity of this process is the basis of mitochondrial homeostasis, which is disrupted in pathological conditions and aging. The asymmetry of the mitochondrial fission is similar to that of their evolutionary ancestors, bacteria, which also undergo an aging process...
December 7, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927186/diet-as-a-system-an-observational-study-investigating-a-multi-choice-system-of-moderately-restricted-low-protein-diets
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Giorgina Barbara Piccoli, Marta Nazha, Irene Capizzi, Federica Neve Vigotti, Stefania Scognamiglio, Valentina Consiglio, Elena Mongilardi, Marilisa Bilocati, Paolo Avagnina, Elisabetta Versino
BACKGROUND: There is no single, gold-standard, low-protein diet (LPD) for CKD patients; the best compliance is probably obtained by personalization. This study tests the hypothesis that a multiple choice diet network allows patients to attain a good compliance level, and that, in an open-choice system, overall results are not dependent upon the specific diet, but upon the clinical characteristics of the patients. METHODS: Observational study: Three LPD options were offered to all patients with severe or rapidly progressive CKD: vegan diets supplemented with alpha-ketoacids and essential aminoacids; protein-free food in substitution of normal bread and pasta; other (traditional, vegan non supplemented and tailored)...
December 7, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925493/the-effect-of-freeze-drying-on-the-nutrient-polyphenol-and-oxidant-levels-of-breast-milk
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Mariela Valentina Cortez, Elio Andrés Soria
OBJECTIVES: Human milk banks need to extend the suitability of milk for breastfeeding, and for this technological advances are required. Our aim was to establish the capacity of freeze-drying to conserve milk properties without further oxidative deterioration. METHODS: One hundred sixteen healthy women participated from the city of Cordoba (Argentina). Proteins, glucose, triglycerides, polyphenols, and markers (nitrites, superoxide anion, hydroperoxides, lipoperoxides, and γ-glutamyl transpeptidase) were measured in their fresh milk...
December 2016: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924646/influence-of-anti-tnf-immunogenicity-on-safety-in-rheumatic-disease-a-narrative-review
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Andrea Matucci, Daniele Cammelli, Fabrizio Cantini, Delia Goletti, Valentina Marino, Giuseppe Maria Milano, Raffaele Scarpa, Giuliano Tocci, Enrico Maggi, Alessandra Vultaggio
Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) antagonists have been shown to be effective in the treatment of chronic inflammatory rheumatic conditions. The use of anti-TNF agents, combined with improved diagnosis, aggressive regimens and regular monitoring, have substantially improved patient outcomes. However, all biological agents are immunogenic, resulting in the formation of anti-drug antibodies (ADAs), which can neutralize drug activity leading to loss of response and potential relapse. In addition, ADAs can also cause serious adverse events such as infusion hypersensitivity reactions...
December 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924645/cardiovascular-outcomes-and-tumour-necrosis-factor-antagonists-in-chronic-inflammatory-rheumatic-disease-a-focus-on-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Giuliano Tocci, Delia Goletti, Valentina Marino, Andrea Matucci, Giuseppe Maria Milano, Fabrizio Cantini, Raffaele Scarpa
Many chronic rheumatic diseases have an inflammatory etiology, leading to accelerated atherosclerosis and increased occurrence of vascular diseases. In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a reduction in cardiovascular (CV) events has been reported under treatments reducing systemic inflammation. Areas covered: Given the central role of tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) in chronic inflammatory conditions and in atherosclerosis, it has been suggested that TNFα-antagonists may reduce CV risk and mortality. Although there are no randomized controlled or head-to-head trials investigating the effect of specific anti-TNF-agents on CV outcomes, observational cohort studies, national registry data, and meta-analyses in RA have reported improved CV outcomes with anti-TNF therapy...
December 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924644/risk-of-malignancies-using-anti-tnf-agents-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-psoriatic-arthritis-and-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Stefanos Bonovas, Silvia Minozzi, Theodore Lytras, Marien González-Lorenzo, Valentina Pecoraro, Silvia Colombo, Ilaria Polloni, Lorenzo Moja, Michela Cinquini, Valentina Marino, Delia Goletti, Andrea Matucci, Giuliano Tocci, Giuseppe Maria Milano, Raffaele Scarpa, Fabrizio Cantini
Malignancies have been reported in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, treated with anti-tumour necrosis factor (anti-TNF) agents. Areas covered: We conducted a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to determine the effect of anti-TNF agents on the occurrence of cancer (any type). Literature databases were searched up to May 2014 to identify relevant studies that evaluated adalimumab, certolizumab, etanercept, golimumab, or infliximab, compared with placebo or no treatment...
December 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924643/risk-of-infections-using-anti-tnf-agents-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-psoriatic-arthritis-and-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Silvia Minozzi, Stefanos Bonovas, Theodore Lytras, Valentina Pecoraro, Marien González-Lorenzo, Anan Judina Bastiampillai, Eugenia Maria Gabrielli, Andrea Carlo Lonati, Lorenzo Moja, Michela Cinquini, Valentina Marino, Andrea Matucci, Giuseppe Maria Milano, Giuliano Tocci, Raffaele Scarpa, Delia Goletti, Fabrizio Cantini
Five anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) agents have received regulatory approval for use in rheumatology: adalimumab, golimumab, infliximab, certolizumab, and etanercept. Apart from their well-documented therapeutic value, it is still uncertain to what extent they are associated with an increased risk of infectious adverse events. Areas covered: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of published randomized studies to determine the effect of anti-TNF drugs on the occurrence of infectious adverse events (serious infections; tuberculosis; opportunistic infections; any infection)...
December 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924460/proteomic-profile-of-maternal-aged-blastocoel-fluid-suggests-a-novel-role-for-ubiquitin-system-in-blastocyst-quality
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Gabriella Tedeschi, Elena Albani, Elena Monica Borroni, Valentina Parini, Anna Maria Brucculeri, Elisa Maffioli, Armando Negri, Simona Nonnis, Mauro Maccarrone, Paolo Emanuele Levi-Setti
PURPOSE: The etiology of maternal aging, a common cause of female factor infertility and a rate-limiting step in vitro fertilization (IVF) success, remains still unclear. Proteomic changes responsible for the impaired successful pregnancy outcome after IVF with aged blastocysts have not been yet evaluated. The objective of this prospective study was to employ proteomic techniques and bioinformatic tools to enlight differences at the protein level in blastocoel fluid of aged and younger woman...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
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