Pharmacogenetic algorithm for individualized controlled ovarian stimulation (iCOS) in assisted reproductive technology cycles.
Authors: Roque M, Bianco B, Christofolini DM, Cordts EB, Vilarino FL, Carvalho W, Valle M, Sampaio M, Geber S, Esteves SC, Barbosa CP Abstract Controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) is crucial for optimizing in vitro fertilization (IVF) / intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) success. Multiple factors influence the ovarian response to COS, making predictions about oocyte yields not so straightforward. As a result, the ovarian response may be poor or suboptimal, or even excessive, all of which have negative consequences for the affected patient. There is a group of patients that present with a suboptimal response to...
Source: Panminerva Medica - June 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Clinical significance of serum NT-proBNP in patients with acute cerebral stroke.
Authors: Yang Q, Li C, Wang L, Wei B Abstract BACKGROUND: To investigate the relationships of the changes of serum N-Terminal Pro-B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (NT-proBNP) level with the severity of the disease [infarct size, amount of bleeding, national institutes of health stroke scale (NIHSS)score and Glasgow coma scale(GCS) score] and prognosis in acute cerebral stroke patients. METHODS: Acute cerebral stroke patients admitted to our hospital from August 2015 to August 2017 were enrolled in this study. The NT-proBNP level, infarct size, amount of bleeding, NIHSS score, GCS score and Modified Rankin Scale (MRS)...
Source: Panminerva Medica - June 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Gender differences in chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases: a narrative review.
Authors: Nicolini A, Barbagelata E, Tagliabue E, Colombo D, Monacelli F, Braido F Abstract Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is generally considered to be prevalent in males. However, smoking is rising in women in developing and developed countries, while exposure to biomass fuel for domestic purposes is a recognized risk factor among females. Females developing more severe COPD patterns due to tobacco exposure than men maybe due to a genetic predisposition, a greater dose-dependent effect of smoke related to smaller airways caliber and an increased oxidative stress with augmented TGF-beta1 signaling. Ge...
Source: Panminerva Medica - June 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

3D-Printing: an emerging and a revolutionary technology in pharmaceuticals.
Authors: Singhvi G, Patil S, Girdhar V, Chellappan DK, Gupta G, Dua K Abstract One of the novel and progressive technology employed in pharmaceutical manufacturing, design of medical device and tissue engineering is threedimensional (3D) printing. 3D printing technologies provide great advantages in 3D scaffolds fabrication over traditional methods in the control of pore size, porosity, and interconnectivity. Various techniques of 3Dprinting include powder bed fusion, fused deposition modeling, binder deposition, inkjet printing, photopolymerization and many others which are still evolving. 3Dprinting technique bee...
Source: Panminerva Medica - June 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Role of miR-503 in gastric cancer.
Authors: Rosso C PMID: 29856180 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Panminerva Medica)
Source: Panminerva Medica - June 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Doxycycline for Helicobacter pylori treatment.
Authors: Mladenova I PMID: 29856181 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Panminerva Medica)
Source: Panminerva Medica - June 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Drug delivery to the CNS.
Authors: Khosa A, Singhvi G, Saha RN, Gupta G PMID: 29856182 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Panminerva Medica)
Source: Panminerva Medica - June 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Hepatitis C virus-induced hepatocellular carcinoma: a narrative review.
Authors: Ružić M, Pellicano R, Fabri M, Luzza F, Boccuto L, Brkić S, Abenavoli L Abstract Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most frequent primary liver carcinoma, accounting for about 80% of cases. In spite of advances in modern oncology, this neoplasia still holds the second place in overall cancer mortality. HCC is a multifactor disease: it results from accumulated oncogenic potentials made up of several groups of risk factors, the most significant of which is an infection with hepatotropic viruses. The Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is one of the primary causes of morbidity and mortality across the world and aff...
Source: Panminerva Medica - June 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Early or delayed bronchoscopy in patients admitted to the Emergency Department for mild-to-moderate haemoptysis?
CONCLUSIONS: In conclusion, in case of mild to moderate haemoptysis, an early bronchoscopy in the Emergency Department setting does not seem to improve the possibility to find neither the cause nor the localization of the bleeding source. PMID: 29856184 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Panminerva Medica)
Source: Panminerva Medica - June 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Current updates on pharmacological roles of Glucagon-Like Peptide 1 (GLP-1) in obesity.
Authors: Kumar Verma R, Sriramaneni R, Pandey M, Chaudhury H, Gorain B, Gupta G PMID: 29856185 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Panminerva Medica)
Source: Panminerva Medica - June 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Correlations of serum cystatin C and hs-CRP with vascular endothelial cell injury in patients with active systemic lupus erythematosus.
Authors: Gao D, Shao J, Jin W, Xia X, Qu Y Abstract BACKGROUND: To investigate the correlations of serum cystatin C and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) with vascular endothelial cell injury in patients with active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: A total of 80 patients with SLE treated in our hospital from January 2016 to September 2017 were selected and randomly divided into stable-stage group (n=40) and active-stage group (n=40) using a random number table. The expressions of cystatin C and hs-CRPin stable and active stages were compared, and the inner diameters of brachial artery and...
Source: Panminerva Medica - May 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Temporary kidney dysfunction: Robuvit ® supplementation in initial, transient kidney insufficiency and micro-macro albuminuria.
Temporary kidney dysfunction: Robuvit® supplementation in initial, transient kidney insufficiency and micro-macro albuminuria. Panminerva Med. 2018 Jun;60(2):60-64 Authors: Ledda A, Belcaro G, Feragalli B, Hosoi M, Cacchio M, Luzzi R, Dugall M, Cotellese R, Cesarone MR Abstract BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of Robuvit® (French oak extract, Horphag Research) in improving kidney function in subjects with temporary kidney dysfunction (TKD) and increased oxidative stress levels. METHODS: Fifty-seven subjects with TKD were included in the registry. Subjects were ...
Source: Panminerva Medica - May 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Pycnogenol ® supplementation improves the control of irritable bowel syndrome symptoms.
This study included 77 healthy individuals with symptoms of IBS. The patients were divided into three groups: group 1 was treated with Buscopan (10 mg when needed), group 2 (Antispasmina col forte; 50 mg papaverine hydrochloride+10 mg belladonna extract when needed) and 3 (Pycnogenol® 150 mg/day) for 3 weeks. RESULTS: The number of painful attacks was comparable in all groups after four weeks. Mild pain on manual abdomen pressure was decreased in all groups, with the improvement in the Pycnogenol® group significantly more pronounced that in both control groups (P
Source: Panminerva Medica - May 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Reversible splenial lesion in neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
Authors: Gasparini A, Poloni N, Caselli I, Ielmini M, Callegari C PMID: 29696960 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Panminerva Medica)
Source: Panminerva Medica - April 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Socio-economic status and the clinical acuity of emergency medical admissions.
Authors: Conway R, Byrne D, Cournane S, O'riordan D, Silke B PMID: 29696961 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Panminerva Medica)
Source: Panminerva Medica - April 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency: what's new after European Respiratory Society statement.
Authors: Patrucco F, Venezia L, Gavelli F, Pellicano R, Solidoro P Abstract Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is a clinically under-recognized inherited disorder affecting the lungs and the liver. The most common manifestations are pulmonary emphysema, bronchiectasis and liver disease. The recent publication of the European Respiratory Society statement on diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary diseases has replaced the 2003 American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society one. New outcome parameters have been introduced and validated by observational and randomized clinical trials, and new information ...
Source: Panminerva Medica - April 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Inflammatory cytokines in cardiac pacing patients with atrial fibrillation and asymptomatic atrial fibrillation.
Authors: Pan J, Wang W, Wu X, Kong F, Pan J, Lin J, Zhang M Abstract BACKGROUND: To investigate the changes of inflammatory cytokines in cardiac pacing patients with atrial fibrillation and asymptomatic atrial fibrillation and the effects of metoprolol on them. METHODS: A total of 92 cardiac pacing patients with atrial fibrillation and asymptomatic atrial fibrillation in our hospital from April 2015 to March 2017 were selected and randomly divided into the control group and the observation group, with 46 cases in each group. Three months after pacemaker implantation, the control group was treated with aspirin, ...
Source: Panminerva Medica - April 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Current therapies and targets for type 2 diabetes mellitus: a review.
Authors: Chellapan DK, Sheng Yap W, Bt Ahmad Suhaimi NA, Gupta G, Dua K Abstract The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has been increasing at an alarming rate. With an increased understanding of the pathophysiology and pathogenesis of T2DM, various new therapeutic options have been developed to target different key defects in T2DM. Incremental innovations of existing therapies either through unprecedented drug combinations, modified drug molecules, or improved delivery systems are capable to nullify some of the undesirable side effects of traditional therapies as well as to enhance effectiveness. The ex...
Source: Panminerva Medica - April 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Clinical study on the efficacy, acceptance, and safety of hearing aids in patients with mild to moderate presbyacusis.
Authors: Romanet P, Guy M, Allaert FA Abstract BACKGROUND: of the study: The primary objective of this trial was to demonstrate the effect of wearing a Hearing aid (HA) on improvement of hearing and comprehension in everyday life situations. METHODS: This mono-centre phase IV open-label clinical trial was carried out on men or women 40 years old or more, presenting mild or moderate first-degree presbyacusis. Presbyacusis was diagnosed by performance of pure-tone audiometry in silence. The main criterion was the comparison of the Glasgow Hearing Aid Benefit Profile (GHABP) before wearing HA and after a month of ...
Source: Panminerva Medica - April 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Minimally invasive, ionizing-free, and ultrasound-guided technique to biopsy Anterior Mediastinal Masses (AMMs): first 60 cases.
Authors: Lorenzati B, Cristofori R, Landi A, Ruffini E, Novero D, Lauria G, Tartaglino BM, Oliaro A, Scaglione L, Rolfo E PMID: 29546737 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Panminerva Medica)
Source: Panminerva Medica - March 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Multidimensional Prognostic Index (MPI) and Proadrenomedullin plasma levels in predicting one-month mortality risk in older patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP): a prospective study.
CONCLUSIONS: ProADM may significantly improve the prognostic accuracy of the MPI at admission in hospitalized elderly patients with CAP. PMID: 29546738 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Panminerva Medica)
Source: Panminerva Medica - March 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Non-invasive assessment of liver fibrosis: exploring the opportunity for a low-cost approach using the Genoa Line Quantification.
Authors: Marengo A PMID: 29546739 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Panminerva Medica)
Source: Panminerva Medica - March 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Human factors study of ZENEO ® (needle-free autoinjector) and comparison of different user instruction formats.
CONCLUSIONS: The results show that the ZENEO® device can be effectively used with a conventional suite of printed user instructions. Use of a demonstration video provides additional value, whereas use of a dummy training device had limited value. PMID: 29508984 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Panminerva Medica)
Source: Panminerva Medica - March 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Novel drug delivery approaches in treating pulmonary fibrosis.
Authors: Dua K, Awasthi R, Madan JR, Chellappan DK, Nalluri BN, Gupta G, Bebawy M, Hansbro PM PMID: 29480673 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Panminerva Medica)
Source: Panminerva Medica - February 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Quantification of ultrasound imaging in the staging of hepatic fibrosis.
CONCLUSIONS: GQL has allowed a classification, which is well concordant with the ultrasound elastography data. The use of the GQL may also be developed within centers, which are not provided with ultrasound elastography techniques, when an ultrasound elastography examination cannot be performed due to technical problems and as a support to elastography, if the outcome of this examination is not sufficiently clear. PMID: 29442483 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Panminerva Medica)
Source: Panminerva Medica - February 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Role of genetic and metabolism in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Authors: Abenavoli L, Pellicano R, Boccuto L PMID: 29442484 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Panminerva Medica)
Source: Panminerva Medica - February 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

High blood pressure, Alzheimer disease and antihypertensive treatment.
Authors: Marfany A, Sierra C, Camafort M, Domenech M, Coca A Abstract Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common form of dementia, is a complex disease, the mechanisms of which are poorly understood. AD represents 70% of all dementia cases, affecting up to 50% of elderly persons aged 85 or older, with functional dependence, poor quality of life, institutionalization and mortality. Advanced age is the main risk factor of AD, that's why population ageing, due to life expectancy improvements, increases AD incidence and prevalence, as well as the economic, social, and emotional costs associated with this illness. Existi...
Source: Panminerva Medica - January 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

A clinical update on metformin and lung cancer in diabetic patients.
Authors: Gupta G, de Jesus Andreoli Pinto T, Chellappan DK, Mishra A, Malipeddi H, Dua K Abstract Diabetes mellitus (DM) is frequently increased in many countries and become a serious health problem worldwide. Diabetes is associated with dysfunction of different organs such as heart, eyes, blood vessels, nerves, and kidneys. There is a strong connection between diabetes and cancer. Metformin is one of the most commonly prescribed oral antidiabetic medicines and it is suggested as the firstline therapy due to its comparatively safe, inexpensive, effective and welltolerated. Some of the in vitro and in vivo investiga...
Source: Panminerva Medica - January 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Current updates on biological and pharmacological activities of Doxycycline.
Authors: Devi B, Kumar Y, Shrivastav B, Sharma GN, Gupta G, Dua K PMID: 29370677 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Panminerva Medica)
Source: Panminerva Medica - January 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Advancements in nano drug delivery systems: a challenge for biofilms in respiratory diseases.
Authors: Dua K, de Jesus Andreoli Pinto T, Chellappan DK, Gupta G, Bebawy M, Hansbro PM PMID: 29370678 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Panminerva Medica)
Source: Panminerva Medica - January 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Fecal calprotectin: beyond intestinal organic diseases.
Authors: Caviglia GP, Ribaldone DG, Rosso C, Saracco GM, Astegiano M, Pellicano R Abstract Fecal calprotectin (FC) is a calcium-binding protein with antimicrobic, imunomodulatory and antiproliferative properties that is mainly found in the cytoplasm of neutrophil granulocytes. During the last decades, FC became an increasingly useful tool both for gastroenterologists and for general practitioners for distinguishing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) from irritable bowel syndrome. FC correlates with clinical scoring systems and endoscopic lesions in IBD and is considered a reliable biomarker for the prediction of clin...
Source: Panminerva Medica - January 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

New and emerging treatments for metastatic Merkel Cell Carcinoma.
Authors: Cestaro G, Quarto G, DE Monti M, Fasolini F, DE Fazio M, Furino E, Gentile M PMID: 29332376 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Panminerva Medica)
Source: Panminerva Medica - January 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Home blood pressure measurement as a systematic tool for clinical practice in CKD patients: a real-world picture.
CONCLUSIONS: We observed a quite high rate of masked uncontrolled hypertension and of white coat hypertension in stage 3-5ND CKD patients. Office BP measurement, as a single tool, is an inadequate diagnostic procedure in the clinical management of CKD patients. HBPM should be routinely implemented for identifying hypertensive phenotypes and then for avoiding misdiagnosis and mistreatment of pre-dialysis CKD patients in a tertiary care setting. PMID: 29164841 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Panminerva Medica)
Source: Panminerva Medica - November 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Tumor suppressor role of miR-503.
Authors: Gupta G, Chellappan DK, de Jesus Andreoli Pinto T, Hansbro PM, Bebawy M, Dua K Abstract MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are noncoding RNAs of around 20-25 nucleotides in length with highly conserved characteristics. They moderate posttranscriptional silencing by precisely combining with 3' untranslated regions (UTRs) of target mRNAs at a complementary site. miR503, an associate of the "canonical" miRNA16 family, is expressed in numerous types of tumors such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, glioblastoma and several others. There is convincing evidence...
Source: Panminerva Medica - November 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Relapse and cytogenetic evolution in myeloid neoplasms.
Authors: Ertz-Archambault N, Kelemen K Abstract Based on the current WHO Classification of Myeloid Neoplasms, cytogenetic findings play a central role in the diagnostic classification of the myeloid malignancies. Cytogenetic abnormalities detected at primary diagnosis may change over time. Karyotype changes can be characterized as cytogenetic evolution, cytogenetic regression or a combination of both. While the exact mechanism of cytogenetic evolution is not completely understood, the process of cytogenetic evolution is not random, but follows different, and often disease-specific patterns during progression and re...
Source: Panminerva Medica - November 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus.
Authors: Tiwari J, Gupta G, de Jesus Andreoli Pinto T, Sharma R, Pabreja K, Matta Y, Arora N, Mishra A, Sharma R, Dua K Abstract Diabetes Mellitus is becoming the critical problem among the entire world and it is difficult to understand the molecular mechanism representing the concept of diabetic pathology. Recently the knowledge of the involvement of genetics in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) susceptibility has sketched a great concentration towards the transcriptional activity of ß cells within the pancreas. This disease becomes the leading cause of death so it is necessary to study the molecular pathogene...
Source: Panminerva Medica - November 14, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Research on the correlation between MMP gene polymorphism and susceptibility to cervical cancer in Chinese women.
Authors: Chen L, Qiang P, Shao Y PMID: 28994565 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Panminerva Medica)
Source: Panminerva Medica - October 11, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Effects on cognitive function of propofol medium and long chain lipid emulsion in patients with hepatic encephalopathy.
Authors: Yu S, Hu J, Ding L, Yu D Abstract BACKGROUND: Our study aimed to investigate the effects of propofol medium and long chain lipid emulsion on cognitive function of the patients with hepatic encephalopathy undergoing hemofiltration treatment. METHODS: A total of 87 patients diagnosed with hepatic encephalopathy from January 2014 to January 2016 were continuously selected, and randomly (Using Random number method) divided into an observation group (45 cases) and a control group (42 cases). All patients were treated with persistent hemofiltration; the patients in control group were not given any sedative m...
Source: Panminerva Medica - September 10, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

High peak PaO2 values are associated with adverse outcome in critically ill patients treated with non-invasive ventilation for acute cardogenic pulmonary edema and pneumonia.
Authors: Schernthaner C, Wernly B, Lichtenauer M, Franz M, Lauten A, Schulze PC, Kabisch B, Braun K, Muessig J, Masyuk M, Hoppe UC, Kelm M, Jung C Abstract BACKGROUND: Non-invasive Ventilation (NIV) has a sigificant impact on mortality in acute respiratory failure (ARF). Predictive parameters for mortality are of high interest. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 3759 blood gas analysis and clinical parameters of 475 patients presenting with ARF based on acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema and/or pneumonia. The influence of peak arterial oxygen partial pressure levels (PaO2) with respect to its predictive value ...
Source: Panminerva Medica - September 10, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Liver fibrosis: the 2017 state of art.
Authors: Caviglia GP, Rosso C, Fagoonee S, Saracco GM, Pellicano R Abstract Liver fibrosis is a wound-healing response to a wide spectrum of chronic liver injuries. It is characterized by loss of hepatocytes and alteration in hepatic architecture following an imbalance between extracellular matrix synthesis and degradation. Irrespectively of underlying etiology, fibrosis may progress to cirrhosis and specific pathogenetic mechanisms as well as different disease patterns may be identified according to etiology. Liver biopsy is still considered the gold standard for fibrosis assessment, despite the fact that it is in...
Source: Panminerva Medica - September 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Effects of family-centered care based on timing it right on the care ability and the quality of life of family members of patients with acute myocardial infarction.
Authors: Xu M, Han D, Wang X, Yu X, Hao W, Zhu D PMID: 28880054 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Panminerva Medica)
Source: Panminerva Medica - September 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Analysis of medium-long-term therapeutic effect of PCM artificial cervical disc replacement.
Authors: Li H, Weng Y, Zhou D, Nong L, Xu N PMID: 28752986 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Panminerva Medica)
Source: Panminerva Medica - July 30, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

New serum markers for detection of early hepatocellular carcinoma.
Authors: Abenavoli L, Boccuto L PMID: 28714299 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Panminerva Medica)
Source: Panminerva Medica - July 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

How to interpret meta-analysis results.
Authors: Ribaldone DG, Petrini E PMID: 28665097 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Panminerva Medica)
Source: Panminerva Medica - July 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Food supplements, stress and gastrointestinal diseases.
Authors: Ribaldone DG, Saracco GM PMID: 28665098 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Panminerva Medica)
Source: Panminerva Medica - July 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Improvement in behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia by rivastigmine patch in a group of Italian elderly patients with Alzheimer's disease.
Authors: Servello A, Ettorre E, Cacciafesta M PMID: 28665099 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Panminerva Medica)
Source: Panminerva Medica - July 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Nanotechnology: potential tool for immunology.
Authors: Aslam B, Nisar MA, Khurshid M, Muzammil S, Hayat S PMID: 28665100 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Panminerva Medica)
Source: Panminerva Medica - July 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

UCA1 lncRNA in metastases and prognosis.
Authors: Song W, Wang K, Zou SB PMID: 28665101 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Panminerva Medica)
Source: Panminerva Medica - July 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in HBV cirrhotic patients assessed by the combination of miR- 122, AFP and PIVKA-II.
Authors: Caviglia GP, Abate ML, Gaia S, Petrini E, Bosco C, Olivero A, Rosso C, Ciancio A, Pellicano R, Saracco GM, Rizzetto M, Smedile A Abstract BACKGROUND: Reliable biomarkers for early detection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with cirrhosis are lacking. We evaluated the use of miR-122, alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and protein induced by vitamin k absence/antagonist II (PIVKA-II) for HCC risk prediction in patients with HBV-related cirrhosis under surveillance. METHODS: We first analyzed a group of 63 patients with HBV-related liver cirrhosis of whom 33 had HCC. Then we performed a retrospective an...
Source: Panminerva Medica - June 27, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research

Cardiovascular consequences of hypophosphatemia.
CONCLUSIONS: The mechanisms of hypophosphatemia in cardiomyopathy and arrhythmia have been reported to be a depletion of adenosine triphosphate in myocardial cells and decreased 2,3-diphosphoglycerate in erythrocytes. Left ventricular performance seems to improve when severe hypophosphatemia is corrected, but not in those with mild to moderate hypophosphatemia. However, analyses of the relationship between cardiac function and hypophosphatemia using clinical end points have not been conducted. The association between hypophosphatemia and arrhythmia remains unclear, but anecdotal reports exist in the literature. PMID: 2...
Source: Panminerva Medica - May 14, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research