24 Works

Bone Mineral Density Reference Values in 18- to 95-Year-Old Population in Lombardy Region, Italy

Mariangela Rondanelli, Clara Gasparri, Federica Perdoni, Antonella Riva, Giovanna Petrangolini, Gabriella Peroni, Milena Anna Faliva, Maurizio Naso & Simone Perna
The aim of this study is to assess the bone mineral density (BMD) and T-score reference values in a population from 18 to 95 years old in Lombardy region, Italy. This study also investigates the association between BMD values and body mass index (BMI) divided by gender and age. The evaluation of BMD was analyzed by T-score and BMD in each site, femur, and column. A total of 10,503 patients (9,627 females and 876 males,...

Physiotherapists’ knowledge of and adherence to evidence-based practice guidelines and recommendations for ankle sprains management: a cross-sectional study

Giulia Caffini, Simone Battista, Andrea Raschi & Marco Testa
Abstract Background Lateral ankle sprain (LAS) is a common and burdensome injury. However, the quality of its management is scant. Nowadays, physiotherapy management of musculoskeletal diseases seems to be generally not based on research evidence. Studies that investigated the knowledge-to-practice gap in LAS management are yet to be carried out. Therefore, this research investigated physiotherapists’ knowledge of and adherence to LAS Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) and recommendations. Methods A cross-sectional study based on an online...

Speed of cooling after cardiac arrest in relation to the intervention effect: a sub-study from the TTM2-trial

Rupert F. G. Simpson, Josef Dankiewicz, Grigoris V. Karamasis, Paolo Pelosi, Matthias Haenggi, Paul J. Young, Janus Christian Jakobsen, Jonathan Bannard-Smith, Pedro D. Wendel-Garcia, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Per Nordberg, Matt P. Wise, Anders M. Grejs, Gisela Lilja, Roy Bjørkholt Olsen, Alain Cariou, Jean Baptiste Lascarrou, Manoj Saxena, Jan Hovdenes, Matthew Thomas, Hans Friberg, John R. Davies, Niklas Nielsen & Thomas R. Keeble
Abstract Background Targeted temperature management (TTM) is recommended following cardiac arrest; however, time to target temperature varies in clinical practice. We hypothesised the effects of a target temperature of 33 °C when compared to normothermia would differ based on average time to hypothermia and those patients achieving hypothermia fastest would have more favorable outcomes. Methods In this post-hoc analysis of the TTM-2 trial, patients after out of hospital cardiac arrest were randomized to targeted hypothermia...

Speed of cooling after cardiac arrest in relation to the intervention effect: a sub-study from the TTM2-trial

Rupert F. G. Simpson, Josef Dankiewicz, Grigoris V. Karamasis, Paolo Pelosi, Matthias Haenggi, Paul J. Young, Janus Christian Jakobsen, Jonathan Bannard-Smith, Pedro D. Wendel-Garcia, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Per Nordberg, Matt P. Wise, Anders M. Grejs, Gisela Lilja, Roy Bjørkholt Olsen, Alain Cariou, Jean Baptiste Lascarrou, Manoj Saxena, Jan Hovdenes, Matthew Thomas, Hans Friberg, John R. Davies, Niklas Nielsen & Thomas R. Keeble
Abstract Background Targeted temperature management (TTM) is recommended following cardiac arrest; however, time to target temperature varies in clinical practice. We hypothesised the effects of a target temperature of 33 °C when compared to normothermia would differ based on average time to hypothermia and those patients achieving hypothermia fastest would have more favorable outcomes. Methods In this post-hoc analysis of the TTM-2 trial, patients after out of hospital cardiac arrest were randomized to targeted hypothermia...

The Boundary Between Volume and Surface-Driven Magnetic Properties in Spinel Iron Oxide Nanoparticles

Giuseppe Muscas, Francesco Congiu, Giorgio Concas, Carla Cannas, Valentina Mameli, Nader Yaacoub, Rodaina Sayed Hassan, Dino Fiorani, Sawssen Slimani & Davide Peddis
Abstract Despite modern preparation techniques offer the opportunity to tailor the composition, size, and shape of magnetic nanoparticles, understanding and hence controlling the magnetic properties of such entities remains a challenging task, due to the complex interplay between the volume-related properties and the phenomena occurring at the particle’s surface. The present work investigates spinel iron oxide nanoparticles as a model system to quantitatively analyze the crossover between the bulk and the surface-dominated magnetic regimes. The...

Prevalence of familial autoimmune diseases in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: results from the international Pharmachild registry

Joeri W. van Straalen, Sytze de Roock, Gabriella Giancane, Ekaterina Alexeeva, Elena Koskova, Pablo Mesa-del-Castillo Bermejo, Francesco Zulian, Adele Civino, Davide Montin, Nico M. Wulffraat, Nicolino Ruperto & Joost F. Swart
Abstract Background Little is known about the disposition to autoimmune diseases (ADs) among children diagnosed with JIA. In this study, we provide a comprehensive overview of the prevalence of and factors associated with ADs in parents of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Methods Prevalence rates of ADs and 95% Poisson confidence intervals were calculated for parents of JIA patients from the international Pharmachild registry and compared with general population prevalence rates as reported in...

Prevalence of familial autoimmune diseases in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: results from the international Pharmachild registry

Joeri W. van Straalen, Sytze de Roock, Gabriella Giancane, Ekaterina Alexeeva, Elena Koskova, Pablo Mesa-del-Castillo Bermejo, Francesco Zulian, Adele Civino, Davide Montin, Nico M. Wulffraat, Nicolino Ruperto & Joost F. Swart
Abstract Background Little is known about the disposition to autoimmune diseases (ADs) among children diagnosed with JIA. In this study, we provide a comprehensive overview of the prevalence of and factors associated with ADs in parents of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Methods Prevalence rates of ADs and 95% Poisson confidence intervals were calculated for parents of JIA patients from the international Pharmachild registry and compared with general population prevalence rates as reported in...

Immune-related 3-lncRNA signature with prognostic connotation in a multi-cancer setting

Shimaa Sherif, Raghvendra Mall, Hossam Almeer, Adviti Naik, Abdulaziz Al Homaid, Remy Thomas, Jessica Roelands, Sathiya Narayanan, Mahmoud Gasim Mohamed, Shahinaz Bedri, Salha Bujassoum Al-Bader, Kulsoom Junejo, Davide Bedognetti, Wouter Hendrickx & Julie Decock
Abstract Background Advances in our understanding of the tumor microenvironment have radically changed the cancer field, highlighting the emerging need for biomarkers of an active, favorable tumor immune phenotype to aid treatment stratification and clinical prognostication. Numerous immune-related gene signatures have been defined; however, their prognostic value is often limited to one or few cancer types. Moreover, the area of non-coding RNA as biomarkers remains largely unexplored although their number and biological roles are rapidly...

Occurrence of waterborne pathogens and antibiotic resistance in water supply systems in a small town in Mozambique

Elisa Taviani, Harold van den Berg, Fernando Nhassengo, Eugenia Nguluve, Jussa Paulo, Olivia Pedro & Giuliana Ferrero
Abstract Background . Microbiological quality of drinking water supplied in Moamba, a small town in southern Mozambique, was assessed by collecting and analyzing 91 water sample from 5 sampling sites: raw or inlet water, treated water and 3 household taps along the water distribution system. The presence of Escherichia coli as indicator fecal contamination, three bacterial pathogens, Vibrio cholerae, Salmonella and Campylobacter spp., and Cefotaximee resistant E. coli as antibiotic resistance determinant, was assessed. Results...

Oxygen targets and 6-month outcome after out of hospital cardiac arrest: a pre-planned sub-analysis of the targeted hypothermia versus targeted normothermia after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (TTM2) trial

Chiara Robba, Rafael Badenes, Denise Battaglini, Lorenzo Ball, Filippo Sanfilippo, Iole Brunetti, Janus Christian Jakobsen, Gisela Lilja, Hans Friberg, Pedro David Wendel-Garcia, Paul J. Young, Glenn Eastwood, Michelle S. Chew, Johan Unden, Matthew Thomas, Michael Joannidis, Alistair Nichol, Andreas Lundin, Jacob Hollenberg, Naomi Hammond, Manoj Saxena, Annborn Martin, Miroslav Solar, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Josef Dankiewicz … & Paolo Pelosi
Abstract Background Optimal oxygen targets in patients resuscitated after cardiac arrest are uncertain. The primary aim of this study was to describe the values of partial pressure of oxygen values (PaO2) and the episodes of hypoxemia and hyperoxemia occurring within the first 72 h of mechanical ventilation in out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients. The secondary aim was to evaluate the association of PaO2 with patients’ outcome. Methods Preplanned secondary analysis of the targeted...

Oxygen targets and 6-month outcome after out of hospital cardiac arrest: a pre-planned sub-analysis of the targeted hypothermia versus targeted normothermia after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (TTM2) trial

Chiara Robba, Rafael Badenes, Denise Battaglini, Lorenzo Ball, Filippo Sanfilippo, Iole Brunetti, Janus Christian Jakobsen, Gisela Lilja, Hans Friberg, Pedro David Wendel-Garcia, Paul J. Young, Glenn Eastwood, Michelle S. Chew, Johan Unden, Matthew Thomas, Michael Joannidis, Alistair Nichol, Andreas Lundin, Jacob Hollenberg, Naomi Hammond, Manoj Saxena, Annborn Martin, Miroslav Solar, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Josef Dankiewicz … & Paolo Pelosi
Abstract Background Optimal oxygen targets in patients resuscitated after cardiac arrest are uncertain. The primary aim of this study was to describe the values of partial pressure of oxygen values (PaO2) and the episodes of hypoxemia and hyperoxemia occurring within the first 72 h of mechanical ventilation in out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients. The secondary aim was to evaluate the association of PaO2 with patients’ outcome. Methods Preplanned secondary analysis of the targeted...

Occurrence of waterborne pathogens and antibiotic resistance in water supply systems in a small town in Mozambique

Elisa Taviani, Harold van den Berg, Fernando Nhassengo, Eugenia Nguluve, Jussa Paulo, Olivia Pedro & Giuliana Ferrero
Abstract Background . Microbiological quality of drinking water supplied in Moamba, a small town in southern Mozambique, was assessed by collecting and analyzing 91 water sample from 5 sampling sites: raw or inlet water, treated water and 3 household taps along the water distribution system. The presence of Escherichia coli as indicator fecal contamination, three bacterial pathogens, Vibrio cholerae, Salmonella and Campylobacter spp., and Cefotaximee resistant E. coli as antibiotic resistance determinant, was assessed. Results...

Long term follow-up in two siblings with Sengers syndrome: Case report

Chiara Panicucci, Maria Cristina Schiaffino, Claudia Nesti, Maria Derchi, Gianluca Trocchio, Mariasavina Severino, Nicola Stagnaro, Enrico Priolo, Federico Zara, Filippo M. Santorelli & Claudio Bruno
Abstract Background Sengers syndrome is characterized by congenital cataract, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, mitochondrial myopathy, and lactic acidosis associated with mutations in AGK gene. Clinical course ranges from a severe fatal neonatal form, to a more benign form allowing survival into adulthood, to an isolated form of congenital cataract. Thus far few reported cases have survived the second decade at their latest examination, and no natural history data are available for the disease. Case presentation Here we...

The prognostic value of the previous nephrectomy in pretreated metastatic renal cell carcinoma receiving immunotherapy: a sub-analysis of the Meet-URO 15 study

Sara Elena Rebuzzi, Alessio Signori, Giuseppe Luigi Banna, Annalice Gandini, Giuseppe Fornarini, Alessandra Damassi, Marco Maruzzo, Ugo De Giorgi, Umberto Basso, Silvia Chiellino, Luca Galli, Paolo Andrea Zucali, Emanuela Fantinel, Emanuele Naglieri, Giuseppe Procopio, Michele Milella, Francesco Boccardo, Lucia Fratino, Stefania Pipitone, Riccardo Ricotta, Stefano Panni, Veronica Mollica, Mariella Sorarù, Matteo Santoni, Alessio Cortellini … & Sebastiano Buti
Abstract Background Nephrectomy is considered the backbone of managing patients with localized and selected metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). The prognostic role of nephrectomy has been widely investigated with cytokines and targeted therapy, but it is still unclear in the immunotherapy era. Methods We investigated the Meet-URO-15 study dataset of 571 pretreated mRCC patients receiving nivolumab as second or further lines about the prognostic role of the previous nephrectomy (received in either the localized or...

Immune-related 3-lncRNA signature with prognostic connotation in a multi-cancer setting

Shimaa Sherif, Raghvendra Mall, Hossam Almeer, Adviti Naik, Abdulaziz Al Homaid, Remy Thomas, Jessica Roelands, Sathiya Narayanan, Mahmoud Gasim Mohamed, Shahinaz Bedri, Salha Bujassoum Al-Bader, Kulsoom Junejo, Davide Bedognetti, Wouter Hendrickx & Julie Decock
Abstract Background Advances in our understanding of the tumor microenvironment have radically changed the cancer field, highlighting the emerging need for biomarkers of an active, favorable tumor immune phenotype to aid treatment stratification and clinical prognostication. Numerous immune-related gene signatures have been defined; however, their prognostic value is often limited to one or few cancer types. Moreover, the area of non-coding RNA as biomarkers remains largely unexplored although their number and biological roles are rapidly...

Is self-reported depression, HIV status, COVID-19 health risk profile and SARS-CoV-2 exposure associated with difficulty in adhering to COVID-19 prevention measures among residents in West Africa?

Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Roberto Ariel Abeldaño Zuniga, Giuliana Florencia Abeldaño, Mir Faeq Ali Quadri, Mohammed Jafer, Muhammad Abrar Yousaf, Passent Ellakany, Ntombifuthi Nzimande, Eshrat Ara, Nuraldeen Maher Al-Khanati, Zumama Khalid, Folake Lawal, Mark Roque, Joanne Lusher, Bamidele O. Popoola, Abeedha Tu-Allah Khan, Martin Amogre Ayanore, Balgis Gaffar, Jorma I. Virtanen, Nourhan M. Aly, Joseph Chukwudi Okeibunor, Maha El Tantawi & Annie Lu Nguyen
Abstract Background The aim of this study was to determine whether self-reported depression, coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) health risk profile, HIV status, and SARS-CoV-2 exposure were associated with the use of COVID-19 prevention measures. Methods This survey collected data electronically between June 29 and December 31, 2020 from a convenient sample of 5050 adults 18 years and above living in 12 West African countries. The dependent variables were: social distancing, working remotely, difficulty obtaining...

Real-world comparison of the effects of etanercept and adalimumab on well-being in non-systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a propensity score matched cohort study

Joeri W. van Straalen, Sytze de Roock, Gabriella Giancane, Alessandro Consolaro, Marite Rygg, Ellen B. Nordal, Nadina Rubio-Pérez, Marija Jelusic, Jaime De Inocencio, Jelena Vojinovic, Nico M. Wulffraat, Patricia C. J. Bruijning-Verhagen, Nicolino Ruperto & Joost F. Swart
Abstract Background Etanercept (ETN) and adalimumab (ADA) are considered equally effective biologicals in the treatment of arthritis in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) but no studies have compared their impact on patient-reported well-being. The objective of this study was to determine whether ETN and ADA have a differential effect on patient-reported well-being in non-systemic JIA using real-world data. Methods Biological-naive patients without a history of uveitis were selected from the international Pharmachild registry. Patients starting ETN...

The prognostic value of the previous nephrectomy in pretreated metastatic renal cell carcinoma receiving immunotherapy: a sub-analysis of the Meet-URO 15 study

Sara Elena Rebuzzi, Alessio Signori, Giuseppe Luigi Banna, Annalice Gandini, Giuseppe Fornarini, Alessandra Damassi, Marco Maruzzo, Ugo De Giorgi, Umberto Basso, Silvia Chiellino, Luca Galli, Paolo Andrea Zucali, Emanuela Fantinel, Emanuele Naglieri, Giuseppe Procopio, Michele Milella, Francesco Boccardo, Lucia Fratino, Stefania Pipitone, Riccardo Ricotta, Stefano Panni, Veronica Mollica, Mariella Sorarù, Matteo Santoni, Alessio Cortellini … & Sebastiano Buti
Abstract Background Nephrectomy is considered the backbone of managing patients with localized and selected metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). The prognostic role of nephrectomy has been widely investigated with cytokines and targeted therapy, but it is still unclear in the immunotherapy era. Methods We investigated the Meet-URO-15 study dataset of 571 pretreated mRCC patients receiving nivolumab as second or further lines about the prognostic role of the previous nephrectomy (received in either the localized or...

The Boundary Between Volume and Surface-Driven Magnetic Properties in Spinel Iron Oxide Nanoparticles

Giuseppe Muscas, Francesco Congiu, Giorgio Concas, Carla Cannas, Valentina Mameli, Nader Yaacoub, Rodaina Sayed Hassan, Dino Fiorani, Sawssen Slimani & Davide Peddis
Abstract Despite modern preparation techniques offer the opportunity to tailor the composition, size, and shape of magnetic nanoparticles, understanding and hence controlling the magnetic properties of such entities remains a challenging task, due to the complex interplay between the volume-related properties and the phenomena occurring at the particle’s surface. The present work investigates spinel iron oxide nanoparticles as a model system to quantitatively analyze the crossover between the bulk and the surface-dominated magnetic regimes. The...

Real-world comparison of the effects of etanercept and adalimumab on well-being in non-systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a propensity score matched cohort study

Joeri W. van Straalen, Sytze de Roock, Gabriella Giancane, Alessandro Consolaro, Marite Rygg, Ellen B. Nordal, Nadina Rubio-Pérez, Marija Jelusic, Jaime De Inocencio, Jelena Vojinovic, Nico M. Wulffraat, Patricia C. J. Bruijning-Verhagen, Nicolino Ruperto & Joost F. Swart
Abstract Background Etanercept (ETN) and adalimumab (ADA) are considered equally effective biologicals in the treatment of arthritis in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) but no studies have compared their impact on patient-reported well-being. The objective of this study was to determine whether ETN and ADA have a differential effect on patient-reported well-being in non-systemic JIA using real-world data. Methods Biological-naive patients without a history of uveitis were selected from the international Pharmachild registry. Patients starting ETN...

Physiotherapists’ knowledge of and adherence to evidence-based practice guidelines and recommendations for ankle sprains management: a cross-sectional study

Giulia Caffini, Simone Battista, Andrea Raschi & Marco Testa
Abstract Background Lateral ankle sprain (LAS) is a common and burdensome injury. However, the quality of its management is scant. Nowadays, physiotherapy management of musculoskeletal diseases seems to be generally not based on research evidence. Studies that investigated the knowledge-to-practice gap in LAS management are yet to be carried out. Therefore, this research investigated physiotherapists’ knowledge of and adherence to LAS Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) and recommendations. Methods A cross-sectional study based on an online...

Long term follow-up in two siblings with Sengers syndrome: Case report

Chiara Panicucci, Maria Cristina Schiaffino, Claudia Nesti, Maria Derchi, Gianluca Trocchio, Mariasavina Severino, Nicola Stagnaro, Enrico Priolo, Federico Zara, Filippo M. Santorelli & Claudio Bruno
Abstract Background Sengers syndrome is characterized by congenital cataract, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, mitochondrial myopathy, and lactic acidosis associated with mutations in AGK gene. Clinical course ranges from a severe fatal neonatal form, to a more benign form allowing survival into adulthood, to an isolated form of congenital cataract. Thus far few reported cases have survived the second decade at their latest examination, and no natural history data are available for the disease. Case presentation Here we...

Bone Mineral Density Reference Values in 18- to 95-Year-Old Population in Lombardy Region, Italy

Mariangela Rondanelli, Clara Gasparri, Federica Perdoni, Antonella Riva, Giovanna Petrangolini, Gabriella Peroni, Milena Anna Faliva, Maurizio Naso & Simone Perna
The aim of this study is to assess the bone mineral density (BMD) and T-score reference values in a population from 18 to 95 years old in Lombardy region, Italy. This study also investigates the association between BMD values and body mass index (BMI) divided by gender and age. The evaluation of BMD was analyzed by T-score and BMD in each site, femur, and column. A total of 10,503 patients (9,627 females and 876 males,...

Is self-reported depression, HIV status, COVID-19 health risk profile and SARS-CoV-2 exposure associated with difficulty in adhering to COVID-19 prevention measures among residents in West Africa?

Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Roberto Ariel Abeldaño Zuniga, Giuliana Florencia Abeldaño, Mir Faeq Ali Quadri, Mohammed Jafer, Muhammad Abrar Yousaf, Passent Ellakany, Ntombifuthi Nzimande, Eshrat Ara, Nuraldeen Maher Al-Khanati, Zumama Khalid, Folake Lawal, Mark Roque, Joanne Lusher, Bamidele O. Popoola, Abeedha Tu-Allah Khan, Martin Amogre Ayanore, Balgis Gaffar, Jorma I. Virtanen, Nourhan M. Aly, Joseph Chukwudi Okeibunor, Maha El Tantawi & Annie Lu Nguyen
Abstract Background The aim of this study was to determine whether self-reported depression, coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) health risk profile, HIV status, and SARS-CoV-2 exposure were associated with the use of COVID-19 prevention measures. Methods This survey collected data electronically between June 29 and December 31, 2020 from a convenient sample of 5050 adults 18 years and above living in 12 West African countries. The dependent variables were: social distancing, working remotely, difficulty obtaining...

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  • University of Genoa
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  • Istituto Giannina Gaslini
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  • Wellington Hospital
    4
  • Lund University
    4
  • University Hospital of Zurich
    4
  • University of Melbourne
    4
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles
    4
  • Monash University
    4
  • St George Hospital
    4
  • Skåne University Hospital
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