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Hot topics in male infertility: an afterword.

Panminerva Med 2019 Jun;61(2):196-199

Faculty of Health, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.

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June 2019
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The role of environmental factors and lifestyle on male reproductive health, the epigenome, and resulting offspring.

Panminerva Med 2019 Jun;61(2):187-195

Division of Urology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL, USA -

Many environmental and genetic variables affect male reproductive health. Some of these factors, however, interfere not only with fertility, but also the non-genomic materials within spermatozoa that can cause phenotypic changes in the offspring, and in some cases, multiple generations. This intergenerational and transgenerational inheritance is due to epigenetic modifications, which is a complex adjunct to traditional Mendelian genetics whose influence on a wide range of human diseases is an active area of research. Read More

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June 2019
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Testicular sperm for intracytoplasmic sperm injection in non-azoospermic men: a paradigm shift.

Panminerva Med 2019 Jun;61(2):178-186

Andrology and Human Reproduction Clinic ANDROFERT, Campinas, Brazil -

In recent years, growing evidence has challenged the notion that sperm quantity and quality are not essential for the success of assisted reproductive technology. DNA fragmentation assessments on ejaculated and testicular sperm harvested from non-azoospermic infertile men have reported a remarkable decrease in DNA damage in spermatozoa directly retrieved from the seminiferous tubules. Moreover, emerging evidence using molecular genetic techniques indicates that aneuploidy rates are lower in testicular sperm than in ejaculated counterparts. Read More

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June 2019
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Indications and outcomes of varicocele repair.

Panminerva Med 2019 Jun;61(2):152-163

American Center for Reproductive Medicine, Department of Urology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA -

Varicoceles exert deleterious effect on testicular function. The condition has been associated with male infertility, testicular hypotrophy and pain. These comprises the common indications for varicocele repair currently. Read More

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June 2019
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Clinical utility of sperm DNA damage in male infertility.

Panminerva Med 2019 Jun;61(2):118-127

ANDROFERT Andrology and Human Reproduction Clinic, Referral Center for Male Reproduction, Campinas, Brazil.

Sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) is an advanced test of sperm function that is utilized during male fertility evaluation. Recently, a guideline was published highlighting the detrimental impact of SDF on sperm function identifying practice-based clinical indications for SDF testing. This review illustrates the commonly utilized SDF measurement techniques and explores the current evidence behind their utility in clinical practice. Read More

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June 2019
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Oxidation reduction potential: a new biomarker of male infertility.

Panminerva Med 2019 Jun;61(2):108-117

American Center for Reproductive Medicine, Department of Urology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA -

Oxidative stress is considered a major etiology for male infertility, more specifically idiopathic infertility. The causes of seminal oxidative stress can be intrinsic, such as varicocele or due to the presence of active leukocytes and immature germ cells. Reported external causes are smoking, alcohol or exposure to environmental toxins. Read More

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June 2019
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Smartphone-based home screening tests for male infertility.

Panminerva Med 2019 Jun;61(2):104-107

American Center for Reproductive Medicine, Department of Urology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA.

Diagnostic testing for male infertility has traditionally been limited to andrology labs. The advent of home-based semen testing has the potential to allow patients to perform testing in the comfort of their home and screen those who need a formal evaluation. An extensive review of the literature was performed. Read More

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June 2019
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Male infertility and assisted reproductive technology.

Panminerva Med 2019 Jun;61(2):101-103

Center for Reproductive Medicine ORIGEN, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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June 2019
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Marked hepatomegaly and diffuse liver infiltration following metastasis of primary breast carcinoma.

Panminerva Med 2019 Apr 3. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Tongren Hospital Shanghai Jiao, Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China -

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April 2019
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A patient with T4 esophageal cancer cured by radical resection combined with an aortic arch aneurysm, coronary heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and other high-risk factors.

Panminerva Med 2019 Apr 3. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

Department of Thoracic Surgery/Huiqiao Medical Center, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China -

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April 2019
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Severe toxic keratopathy after topical natamycin and ceftazidime use in an infant.

Panminerva Med 2019 Apr 3. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Guangzhou Children's Hospital & Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China -

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Study on effects of kuntai capsules on knee osteoarthritis in postmenopausal women.

Panminerva Med 2019 Mar 18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Department of Orthopaedics, Jining No.1 People's Hospital, Jining, China -

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Clinical observation of treatment of idiopathic macular hole with internal limiting membrane transplantation combined with temporal flap turnover and air filling.

Panminerva Med 2019 Mar 4. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Department of Ophtalmology, The First People's Hospital of Lianyungang, Lianyungang, China -

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March 2019
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MGRS: clinical manifestation, pathogenic characteristic and treatment.

Panminerva Med 2019 Mar 4. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Department of Nephrology, The First Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China -

MGRS (monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance) is a group of renal disorders caused by a monoclonal immunoglobulin (MIg) secreted by a dangerous plasmatic/B-cell clone hyperplasia through MIg deposition or dysfunction of complement pathway, with increasing risk of progress to end stage renal disease (ESRD) and the underlying hematologic malignancy. The combination of renal biopsy, complete laboratory examination and bone marrow biopsy is an indispensable diagnostic tool for MGRS to identify accurately and unequivocally the pathogenic monoclonal MIg and provide guidance to treatment. Treatment of MGRS is composed of conventional therapy, chemotherapy, and stem cell transplantation to target the underlying clone and eliminate the noxious MIg on the basis of clinical data of some retrospective studies and a small amount of prospective trial. Read More

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March 2019
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Application of chemical adhesive in open repair of abdominal wall hernias.

Panminerva Med 2019 Mar 4. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Department of Hernia and Abdominal Wall Surgery, Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China -

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March 2019
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How to treat COPD: a critical appraisal of the FLAME Trial.

Panminerva Med 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Respiratory Diseases Unit, Hospital of Sestri Levante, Sestri Levante, Genoa, Italy -

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February 2019
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Hot topics in female infertility: an afterword.

Panminerva Med 2019 Mar;61(1):97-99

American Center for Reproductive Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA.

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March 2019
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Advances in ovulation trigger strategies.

Panminerva Med 2019 Mar;61(1):42-51

The Fertility Clinic Skive Regional Hospital, Skive, Denmark.

Ovulation trigger (OT) strategy is a cornerstone in modern patient-tailored in-vitro fertilization treatment, securing the optimal number of mature oocytes retrieved without compromising fertilization, embryo development and euploidy rates. Moreover, the OT strategy is taken into consideration before selecting fresh or frozen embryo transfer (freeze-all) to obtain optimal reproductive outcomes while maintaining a low risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. Several OT agents have been proposed, however, the most common agents used in modern IVF are human chorionic gonadotropin and gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist. Read More

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March 2019
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A quality management approach to controlled ovarian stimulation in assisted reproductive technology: the "Fischer protocol".

Panminerva Med 2019 Mar;61(1):11-23

Andrology and Human Reproduction Clinic, ANDROFERT, Campinas, Brazil.

Background: Ovarian stimulation (OS) is crucial for pregnancy success in assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatments. The possibility of programming the OS cycle and oocyte pick-up (OPU) is advantageous to Fertility Centers operating under quality management systems (QMS) as it might increase efficiency and safety. Moreover, cycle programming is patient-centered as it might help IVF patients to most optimally manage domestic and work commitments. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.23736/S0031-0808.18.03549-8DOI Listing
March 2019
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Female infertility and assisted reproductive technology.

Panminerva Med 2019 Mar;61(1):1-2

American Center for Reproductive Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA.

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March 2019
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Comparisons between 2 surgeries for cardia cancer: total gastrectomy vs. proximal gastrectomy.

Panminerva Med 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Department of Operation, Shangqiu First People's Hospital of Henan, Shangqiu, China.

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January 2019
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Saffron inhibits the proliferation of hepatocellular carcinoma via inducing cell apoptosis.

Panminerva Med 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, People's Hospital of Rizhao, Rizhao, China -

Background: Liver cancer remains the third leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. The aim of this study was to explore the effect of saffron on liver cancer cell line QGY-7703 and the underlying molecular mechanism.

Methods: Cell growth was detected by MTT (3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide) assay and cell cycle was assessed by flow cytometry. Read More

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January 2019
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Predictive factors for new-onset atrial fibrillation in acute coronary syndrome patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.

Panminerva Med 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Taizhou People's Hospital, Taizhou, China.

Background: To study the predictive factors for new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

Methods: A total of 934 ACS patients admitted into the Department of Cardiology from February 2015 to February 2017 were collected. All patients were treated with PCI after admission and followed up for 1 year. Read More

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January 2019
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Efficacy of a motorized air support to prevent pressure ulcers in at-risk patients hospitalized in rehabilitation departments: incidence and prevalence studies.

Panminerva Med 2019 Jan 15. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

Department of Rehabilitation, Groupe Hospitalier Sud Ile-de-France, Melun, France.

Background: The main objective was to assess the reduction of the pressure ulcers prevalence which could be obtained if AscalisOptimo®mattresses were made available ad libitumin rehabilitation services (RS) by comparison to prevalence as observed in the national PERSE study (historical control) in similar departments using a variety of prevention aids.

Methods: This cross-sectional prevalence study was combined with a prospective study of the incidence of pressure ulcer occurrence in the high-risk target population whose beds were systematically equipped with the studied support.

Results: The prevalence study shows that 12 of the 369 patients presented pressure ulcers which occurred during the period when AscalisOptimo® corresponds to a prevalence of 3. Read More

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January 2019
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Nanoparticle-based therapies as a modality in treating wounds and preventing biofilm.

Panminerva Med 2018 Dec;60(4):237-238

Indigenous Medicines Group, Institute of Health & Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

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December 2018
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The effect of probiotics on glycemic index.

Panminerva Med 2018 Dec;60(4):234-235

Department of Pharmacy Practice, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy, B. G. Nagara, Karnataka, India.

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December 2018
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Following a patient with prolonged response against hepatitis E virus.

Panminerva Med 2018 Dec;60(4):232-234

Unit of Viral Hepatitis, Department of Infectious Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

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December 2018
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Targeting microRNAs using nanotechnology in pulmonary diseases.

Panminerva Med 2018 Dec;60(4):230-231

Discipline of Pharmacy, Graduate School of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, Australia.

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December 2018
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Tetrahydrocannabinol: a drug of interest.

Panminerva Med 2018 Dec;60(4):228-230

Discipline of Pharmacy, Graduate School of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, Australia.

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December 2018
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Anticancer effect of metformin: what about gastric cancer?

Authors:
Alberto Premoli

Panminerva Med 2018 Dec;60(4):223

Unit of Gastroenterology, S. Andrea ASL VC Hospital, Vercelli, Italy -

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December 2018
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Competence in bronchial thermoplasty.

Panminerva Med 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Università degli Studi di Firenze, SOD Pneumologia Interventistica AOUC, Florence, Italy.

Bronchial thermoplasty (BT) is an innovative non-pharmacological endoscopic treatment for patients with severe persistent asthma based on controlled heat release with a device called AlairTM Catheter (Boston Scientific, Natick, MA, USA). The Alair system is the first device that work by delivering radiofrequency or thermal energy to selectively reduce the amount of airway smooth muscle (ASM) in bronchi. Literature showed significant improvement in clinical outcomes such as symptom control, severe exacerbation rate, hospitalization, quality of life, and number of working or school days lost for asthma. Read More

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November 2018
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Competence in thoracic ultrasound (TUS).

Panminerva Med 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Divisione di Pneumologia, Spedali Civili di Brescia, Brescia, Italy.

Ultrasound examination is traditionally considered a safe and repeatable exam, but its use is highly operator dependent. Because of this, lack of sufficient operator skills could lead to diagnostic errors and damage to patient safety related to unnecessary tests or interventional procedures. The indications for lung ultrasound include: diagnosis, quantification, and follow-up of different conditions for which acute respiratory failure or chest pain are the main clinical presentation. Read More

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November 2018
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Temporary kidney dysfunction (TKD): supplementation with Meriva® in initial, transient kidney micro-macro albuminuria.

Panminerva Med 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Irvine3 Labs, Circulation Sciences & Department of Medical Sciences and Biotechnology, University G. D'Annunzio Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy.

Background: The aim of this registry was to evaluate the efficacy of Meriva® in subjects with temporary kidney dysfunction (TKD) and increased oxidative stress levels. TKD was a casual finding on urinary tests after reported side effects following drug consumption, a clinical event or dehydration.

Methods: Patients followed either standard management (SM) or SM plus Meriva® (Curcumin Phytosome®) supplementation (3 capsules/day, corresponding to 1. Read More

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November 2018
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Competence in bronchoscopic treatments in emphysema.

Panminerva Med 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

SOD Pneumologia Interventistica AOUC, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy.

Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (BLVR) has been proven to be effective in patients with severe emphysema. These techniques are divided into two groups: non-blocking devices that are independent of collateral ventilation and blocking devices that are dependent on collateral ventilation so the choice of the target lobe with inadequate scissors is crucial for the success of the treatment. Current evidences suggest that not all classes and phenotypes of emphysema will benefit from BLVR, and that each technique appears to provide a greater benefit to specific subgroups of patients. Read More

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November 2018
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Competence in endosonographic techniques.

Panminerva Med 2018 Nov 9. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

Università degli Studi di Firenze, SOD Pneumologia Interventistica AOUC, Florence, Italy.

Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) has revolutionized the field of bronchoscopy because it allows to observe peribronchial structures and distal peripheral lung lesions. The use of EBUS was first described by Hurte and Hanrath in 1992. EBUS technology exists in two forms: radial and convex transducer probes. Read More

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November 2018
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Competence in navigation, guided transbronchial biopsy for peripheral pulmonary lesions (PPL).

Panminerva Med 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

SOD Pneumologia Interventistica AOUC, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy.

Options for non-surgical tissue diagnosis of the peripheral nodule include CT scan-guided TTNA, fluoroscopy-guided bronchoscopy, radial endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB), and virtual bronchoscopy navigation (VBN). For physicians who choose to pursue non-surgical biopsy, the decision to perform CT scan-guided or ultrasoundguided TTNA, conventional bronchoscopy or bronchoscopy guided by EBUS, ENB, or VBN will depend on a number of factors. CT scan-guided TTNA is preferable for nodules located near the chest wall or for deeper lesions, provided that there is no need to go through the fissures and there is no surrounding emphysema. Read More

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October 2018
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Competence in transbronchial cryobiopsy.

Panminerva Med 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Università di Firenze, Florence, Italy.

Transbronchial (TBL) cryobiopsy has been shown in the last decade to potentially represent an "innovative application" of an "old procedure" for the histologic diagnosis of diffuse interstitial lung diseases (DILDs). Thus, the technique of TBL cryobiopsy is now adopted for diagnostic purposes, transbronchially in peripheral airways to sample lung parenchyma, whereas this same technique was traditionally employed for therapeutic purposes, essentially for the management of malignant obstruction of central airways. When patients with Interstitial Lung Diseases (ILDs) need hystopathological data in their diagnostic pathway, this bioptic approach could be a valide alternative to surgical lung biopsy, that is still the gold standard at the moment. Read More

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October 2018
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Competence in bronchoscopy for ICU, anesthesiology, thoracic surgery and lung transplantation.

Panminerva Med 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Department of Anesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Care, University of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy.

In the last decades, the use of flexible bronchoscopy (FB) has greatly increased in intensive care, anesthesia and thoracic surgery for diagnostic purpose, management of critical patients and to facilitate airway management for tracheal intubation, one lung ventilation and lung transplant management. The huge availability of endoscopic instruments and devices for airway management has amplified indications and possibilities for bronchoscopic procedures performed by intensive care physicians, anesthesiologist, endoscopists, and surgeons too. These practices need adequate technical skills that can be acquired only through defined learning pathways. Read More

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October 2018
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Competence in pleural procedures.

Panminerva Med 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Divisione di Pneumologia, Spedali Civili di Brescia, Brescia, Italy.

Diseases of the pleura and pleural space are common and present a significant contribution to the workload of respiratory physicians, accounting for an annual incidence of more than 1.5 million cases in the US with the majority of cases resulting from congestive heart failure, pneumonia, and cancer 1. Although the radiographic and ultrasonographic detection of pleural abnormalities may be obvious, the determination of a specific diagnosis can often represent a challenge. Read More

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October 2018
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Competence in flexible bronchoscopy and basic biopsy technique.

Panminerva Med 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Clinica Pneumologica Azienda Ospedalierio Universitaria, Sassari, Italy.

Diagnostic bronchoscopy and tissue sampling techniques using forceps (endobronchial biopsy-EBB and transbronchial biopsies-TBB) or needle aspiration (transbronchial needle aspiration-TBNA), all performed with a flexible bronchoscope, are the basic elements of any interventional procedure. The flexible fibrobronchoscopy allows the visualization of the airways and is used both for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. The working channel of both fibrobronchoscopes with optical fibers and video bronchoscopes, even if of relatively small diameter, allows the insertion of various diagnostic and therapeutic accessories. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.23736/S0031-0808.18.03563-2DOI Listing
October 2018
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Competence and training in interventional pulmonology.

Panminerva Med 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Interventional Pulmonary, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.

Interventional Pulmonology (IP) is experiencing a rapid evolution of new technologies. There is a need to develop structured training programs, organized in high volume expert centres in order to improve trainee education, and including the development of validated metrics for their competency assessment. Concerning teaching methods, a gradual progression from theory to practice, using new teaching techniques, including live sessions and low and high fidelity simulation, flipped classroom models and problem-based learning (PBL) exercises would provide a training setting more suitable for our current need to improve skills and update professionals. Read More

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October 2018
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The contradictory world of tetracyclines.

Panminerva Med 2018 Oct 10. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

Forza 10 USA Corp., Research and Development Department, Orlando, FL, USA.

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October 2018
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Gender differences in clinical characteristics, medical management, risk factor control, and long-term outcome of patients with stable coronary artery disease: from the CORONOR registry.

Panminerva Med 2018 Oct 10. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

Université Lille, Inserm, CHU Lille, Institut Pasteur, U1167, Lille, France -

Background: Conflicting information exists about whether sex differences modulate outcome in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Our aim was to analyze baseline characteristics, medical management, risk factor control, and long-term outcome according to gender in patients with stable CAD.

Methods: We analyzed data from the contemporary multicenter CORONOR registry, which included 4184 consecutive outpatients with stable CAD. Read More

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October 2018
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Childhood obesity.

Panminerva Med 2018 Dec 5;60(4):200-212. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

Department of Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.

Childhood obesity has assumed epidemic proportions and it is currently one of the most prevalent public health problems. The pathophysiology of excess weight gain is complex with interactions between genetic factors, environment and biological factors. In this review, we highlight the epidemiology of childhood obesity and discuss clinical evaluation of a child with obesity. Read More

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December 2018
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Pulmonary endoscopy emergencies.

Panminerva Med 2018 Oct 5. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

University of Parma, Parma, Italy.

In clinical practice, interventional pulmonologist faces several situations which can lead to dramatic consequences especially on ventilation and require immediate intervention. We describe the main pathological conditions where urgent bronchoscopy is crucial because they act through mechanisms such as airway obstruction or alteration of the anatomic integrity of the tracheobronchial tree. We point out the problems resulting from inhalation of foreign bodies, one of the most dramatic respiratory emergencies typical of childhood which needs not only the appropriate endoscopic equipment suitable for the age, but also great experience in the management of the possible related complications. Read More

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October 2018
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Therapy for relapsed multiple myeloma.

Panminerva Med 2018 Dec 5;60(4):174-184. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

Division of Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA -

Despite significant progress in our understanding and the development of novel therapies, most patients with multiple myeloma will experience relapse of their disease. Therapy of relapsed myeloma has improved due to the availability of novel agents that are highly active against the disease. However, the selection of therapy can be challenging due to the emergence of toxicities, comorbidities and frailty. Read More

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December 2018
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Irritable bowel syndrome: the clinical approach.

Panminerva Med 2018 Dec 24;60(4):213-222. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

Unit of Gastroenterology, Molinette Hospital, Turin, Italy -

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic and debilitating functional gastrointestinal disorder which presents with abdominal pain associated with alteration of bowel habits. IBS is a common condition affecting 9-23% of the general population, being the 80% female, with considerable impact on quality of life and health care costs. The exact pathogenesis of IBS remains elusive, but is clearly multifactorial and includes environmental and host factors. Read More

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December 2018
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Why is there an emerging need to look for a suitable drug delivery platform in targeting and regulating microbiota?

Panminerva Med 2018 09;60(3):136-137

Department of Life Sciences, School of Pharmacy, International Medical University, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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September 2018
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Nanotechnology in drug delivery gaining new perspectives in respiratory diseases.

Panminerva Med 2018 09;60(3):135-136

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jaipur National University, Jagatpura, India.

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September 2018
18 Reads