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Lymphoepithelial carcinoma of larynx and hypopharynx: a systematic review and pooled analysis.

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2021 Aug 2. Epub 2021 Aug 2.

Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, IRCCS Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, Rome, Italy.

Purpose: To define the oncologic outcomes and the prognostic factors of laryngeal and hypopharyngeal lymphoepithelial carcinoma (LEC).

Methods: A systematic review and individual patient data analysis were performed according to the PRISMA guidelines. A total of 41 patients (males: 37; mean age: 63. Read More

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What is the current clinical practice in pituitary adenoma surgery in Europe? European Pituitary Adenoma Surgery Survey (EU-PASS) results-technical part.

Neurosurg Rev 2021 Aug 2. Epub 2021 Aug 2.

Department of Neurosurgery and Neurooncology, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and Military University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic.

Pituitary adenoma surgery has evolved rapidly in recent decades, changing clinical practice markedly and raising new challenges. There is no current consensus or guidelines for perioperative care that includes possible complication management. This study aims to determine current practice across European neurosurgical centres. Read More

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Perioperative outcomes of patients undergoing urological elective surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic: a national overview across 28 Italian institutions.

Cent European J Urol 2021 22;74(2):259-268. Epub 2021 Apr 22.

Urology Department, ASST Valle Olona, Busto Arsizio, Varese, Italy.

Introduction: The aim of this study was to assess the safety of elective urological surgery performed during the pandemic by estimating the prevalence of COVID-19-like symptoms in the postoperative period and its correlation with perioperative and clinical factors.

Material And Methods: In this multicenter, observational study we recorded clinical, surgical and postoperative data of consecutive patients undergoing elective urological surgery in 28 different institutions across Italy during initial stage of the COVID-19 pandemic (between February 24 and March 30, 2020, inclusive).

Results: A total of 1943 patients were enrolled. Read More

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Radiomics in prostate cancer imaging for a personalized treatment approach - current aspects of methodology and a systematic review on validated studies.

Theranostics 2021 6;11(16):8027-8042. Epub 2021 Jul 6.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical Center - University of Freiburg, Faculty of Medicine. University of Freiburg, Germany.

Prostate cancer (PCa) is one of the most frequently diagnosed malignancies of men in the world. Due to a variety of treatment options in different risk groups, proper diagnostic and risk stratification is pivotal in treatment of PCa. The development of precise medical imaging procedures simultaneously to improvements in big data analysis has led to the establishment of radiomics - a computer-based method of extracting and analyzing image features quantitatively. Read More

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An ACE2/Mas-related receptor MrgE axis in dopaminergic neuron mitochondria.

Redox Biol 2021 Jul 22;46:102078. Epub 2021 Jul 22.

Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology of Parkinson's Disease, Research Center for Molecular Medicine and Chronic Diseases (CIMUS), IDIS, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela; Spain; Networking Research Center on Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIBERNED), Spain. Electronic address:

ACE2 plays a pivotal role in the balance between the pro-oxidative pro-inflammatory and the anti-oxidative anti-inflammatory arms of the renin-angiotensin system. Furthermore, ACE2 is the entry receptor for SARS-CoV-2. Clarification of ACE2-related mechanisms is crucial for the understanding of COVID-19 and other oxidative stress and inflammation-related processes. Read More

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Applied science facilitates the large-scale expansion of protected areas in an Amazonian hot spot.

Sci Adv 2021 Jul 30;7(31). Epub 2021 Jul 30.

Laboratório de Sistemática de Vertebrados, Faculdade de Biociências, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Ipiranga, 6681, 90619-900 Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Meeting international commitments to protect 17% of terrestrial ecosystems worldwide will require >3 million square kilometers of new protected areas and strategies to create those areas in a way that respects local communities and land use. In 2000-2016, biological and social scientists worked to increase the protected proportion of Peru's largest department via 14 interdisciplinary inventories covering >9 million hectares of this megadiverse corner of the Amazon basin. In each landscape, the strategy was the same: convene diverse partners, identify biological and sociocultural assets, document residents' use of natural resources, and tailor the findings to the needs of decision-makers. Read More

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DICER1-associated malignancies mimicking germ cell neoplasms: Report of two cases and review of the literature.

Pathol Res Pract 2021 Jul 16;225:153553. Epub 2021 Jul 16.

Pathology Unit, Department of Laboratories, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, IRCCS, Rome, Italy 00165. Electronic address:

DICER1 syndrome is characterized by a unique combination of features and a growing list of associated rare tumors. Traditionally, gonadal or extra-gonadal teratomas have not been considered part of this spectrum, with only rare DICER1-related teratoid neoplasms recently reported. Besides, their methylation profiles remain elusive. Read More

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Association between sleep disorders and cognitive dysfunctions in non-demented patients with advanced Parkinson's disease.

J Neurol 2021 Jul 30. Epub 2021 Jul 30.

Department of Neuroscience "Rita Levi Montalcini", University of Turin, Via Cherasco 15, 10126, Turin, Italy.

Background: Parkinson's disease (PD) is increasingly recognized as a multidimensional disorder, characterized by several non-motor symptoms, including disturbances of sleep and cognition. Current studies on the relationship between sleep problems and neuropsychological functions, mainly conducted in early to moderate PD patients, outline mixed results. In this study, we analysed the relationship between subjectively reported sleep alterations and cognitive functions in a large cohort of 181 advanced PD patients. Read More

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The safety of care focused on patient identity: an observational study.

Acta Biomed 2021 07 29;92(S2):e2021038. Epub 2021 Jul 29.

Università degli Studi di Parma.

Background And Aim: Healthcare organizations, in order to reduce errors and extend the number of safe practices, are looking for possible solutions to enhance the clients' health quality care and trying to spread the culture of safety healthcare. Although in the literature the field of research "patient safety" is very debated, there are few empirical studies that investigate about the strategies undertaken by nursing students for the patients identification process during their care pathway. The aim of this study is to investigate the knowledge of the Ministerial Recommendation No. Read More

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Dose-dense ABVD as first-line therapy in early-stage unfavorable Hodgkin lymphoma: results of a prospective, multicenter double-step phase II study by Fondazione Italiana Linfomi.

Ann Hematol 2021 Jul 30. Epub 2021 Jul 30.

Hematology Department, Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale IRCCS Di Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy.

We investigated the feasibility and activity of an intensified dose-dense ABVD (dd-ABVD) regimen in patients with early-stage unfavorable Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). This prospective, multicenter, phase II study enrolled 96 patients with newly diagnosed, unfavorable stage I or II classical HL. The patients received four cycles of dd-ABVD followed by radiotherapy. Read More

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Hepatectomy for Metabolic Associated Fatty Liver Disease (MAFLD) related HCC: Propensity case-matched analysis with viral- and alcohol-related HCC.

Eur J Surg Oncol 2021 Jul 24. Epub 2021 Jul 24.

Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Division, Department of Surgical, Oncological and Gastroenterological Science, Treviso Hospital, Padua University Italy, Padua, Italy.

Background And Aims: We investigated the clinical impact of the newly defined metabolic-associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD) in patients undergoing hepatectomy for HCC (MAFLD-HCC) comparing the characteristics and outcomes of patients with MAFLD-HCC to viral- and alcoholic-related HCC (HCV-HCC, HBV-HCC, A-HCC).

Methods: A retrospective analysis of patients included in the He.RC. Read More

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Chemotherapy and Targeted Therapy for Patients With Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2-Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer That is Either Endocrine-Pretreated or Hormone Receptor-Negative: ASCO Guideline Update.

J Clin Oncol 2021 Jul 29:JCO2101374. Epub 2021 Jul 29.

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chapel Hill, NC.

Purpose: This guideline updates recommendations of the ASCO guideline on chemotherapy and targeted therapy for patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative metastatic breast cancer (MBC) that is either endocrine-pretreated or hormone receptor (HR)-negative.

Methods: An Expert Panel conducted a targeted systematic literature review guided by a signals approach to identify new, potentially practice-changing data that might translate into revised guideline recommendations.

Results: The Expert Panel reviewed abstracts from the literature review and retained 14 articles. Read More

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Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Cures Adenosine Deaminase 2 Deficiency: Report on 30 Patients.

J Clin Immunol 2021 Jul 29. Epub 2021 Jul 29.

Pediatric Immunology, Hematology and Rheumatology Unit, Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades, APHP, Paris, France.

Purpose: Deficiency of adenosine deaminase 2 (DADA2) is an inherited inborn error of immunity, characterized by autoinflammation (recurrent fever), vasculopathy (livedo racemosa, polyarteritis nodosa, lacunar ischemic strokes, and intracranial hemorrhages), immunodeficiency, lymphoproliferation, immune cytopenias, and bone marrow failure (BMF). Tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α) blockade is the treatment of choice for the vasculopathy, but often fails to reverse refractory cytopenia. We aimed to study the outcome of hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) in patients with DADA2. Read More

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Reducing SAR in 7T brain fMRI by circumventing fat suppression while removing the lipid signal through a parallel acquisition approach.

Sci Rep 2021 Jul 28;11(1):15371. Epub 2021 Jul 28.

Neurobiology Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.

Ultra-high-field functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) offers a way to new insights while increasing the spatial and temporal resolution. However, a crucial concern in 7T human MRI is the increase in power deposition, supervised through the specific absorption rate (SAR). The SAR limitation can restrict the brain coverage or the minimal repetition time of fMRI experiments. Read More

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A comprehensive analysis of copy number variation in a Turkish dementia cohort.

Hum Genomics 2021 Jul 28;15(1):48. Epub 2021 Jul 28.

Department of Neurodegenerative Science, Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.

Background: Copy number variants (CNVs) include deletions or multiplications spanning genomic regions. These regions vary in size and may span genes known to play a role in human diseases. As examples, duplications and triplications of SNCA have been shown to cause forms of Parkinson's disease, while duplications of APP cause early onset Alzheimer's disease (AD). Read More

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Influence of intensified adherence counselling on viral load suppression of people receiving antiretroviral therapy at a health centre IV in southwestern Uganda: a qualitative study.

AIDS Res Ther 2021 Jul 28;18(1):45. Epub 2021 Jul 28.

Faculty of Medicine, Mbarara University of Science And Technology, P.O. Box 1410, Mbarara, Uganda.

Background: The prevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) among adults and children in Uganda is 6.2% and 0.5% respectively. Read More

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Vapourized Hydrogen Peroxide Decontamination in a Hospital Setting Inactivates SARS-CoV-2 and HCoV-229E without Compromising Filtration Efficiency of Unexpired N95 Respirators.

Am J Infect Control 2021 Jul 25. Epub 2021 Jul 25.

Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, 223 College Street, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5T 1R4; Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, 1 King's College Cir, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5S 1A8. Electronic address:

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for evidence-based approaches to decontamination and reuse of N95 filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs). We sought to determine whether vapourized hydrogen peroxide (VHP) reduced SARS-CoV-2 bioburden on FFRs without compromising filtration efficiency. We also investigated coronavirus HCoV-229E as a surrogate for decontamination validation testing. Read More

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Total pancreatectomy sequelae and quality of life: results of islet autotransplantation as a possible mitigation strategy.

Updates Surg 2021 Jul 28. Epub 2021 Jul 28.

Chirurgia del Pancreas, Pancreas Translational and Clinical Center, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, Milano, Italy.

Total pancreatectomy (TP) is a procedure weighed down not only by postoperative morbidity and mortality but also by long-term effects as a consequence of endocrine and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. While the latter is now managed quite effectively with pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy, the former remains a challenge. The diabetes resulting after TP, with the complete loss of endogenous insulin and contraregulatory hormones, is characterized by important glycemic variations and is, therefore, frequently referred to as "brittle diabetes". Read More

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Long-Term Follow-Up of Cardioneuroablation to Treat Second-Degree Block After Slow Pathway Ablation.

JACC Case Rep 2020 Sep 15;2(11):1781-1788. Epub 2020 Sep 15.

Department of Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology, Santa Rita Cassia Hospital, Vitoria, Brazil.

We present the long-term follow-up of a 31-year-old woman who underwent cardioneuroablation (for atrioventricular (AV) block. Slow pathway ablation was performed in September 2017 with normal follow-up until April 2018, when the patient started noticing symptoms of palpitations at rest, and the electrocardiogram showed a Mobitz I AV block. A cardiac stress test and 24-h Holter monitoring demonstrated first- and second-degree block and normal AV conduction during times of higher heart rate. Read More

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Unravelling the relation between processed crude oils and the composition of spent caustic effluents as well as the respective economic impact.

J Hazard Mater 2021 Jul 13;421:126629. Epub 2021 Jul 13.

IBET - Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica, Apartado 12, 2780-157 Oeiras, Portugal. Electronic address:

Spent caustic discharges are responsible for increasing oil and grease (O&G) matter in refineries wastewater, leading to increasing treatment costs due to low water quality and environmental constraints associated with high O&G concentration discharges. As a way to settle and optimize treatment technologies for such complex effluents, more insight regarding the effluents impact and deeper characterization is necessary. The present study intends to assess the possibility of a relationship between the processed crude oils with the polar O&G concentration in naphthenic spent caustic as well as in the final wastewater; Sines refinery was considered as case-study. Read More

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Discovery of serum biomarkers for diagnosis of tuberculosis by NMR metabolomics including cross-validation with a second cohort.

Biomed J 2021 Jul 24. Epub 2021 Jul 24.

Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2780-157 Oeiras, Portugal. Electronic address:

Background: Tuberculosis (Tb) is a disease with worldwide presence and a major cause of death in several developing countries. Current diagnostic methodologies often lack specificity and sensitivity, whereas a long time is needed to obtain a conclusive result.

Material And Methods: In an effort to develop better diagnostic methods, this study aimed at the discovery of a biomarker signature for Tb diagnosis using a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance based metabolomics approach. Read More

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The role of Extracellular Vesicles during CNS development.

Prog Neurobiol 2021 Jul 24:102124. Epub 2021 Jul 24.

Department of Biochemistry, Maastricht University, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, Maastricht, the Netherlands; GKC-Rett Expertise Centre, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

With a diverse set of neuronal and glial cell populations, Central Nervous System (CNS) has one of the most complex structures in the body. Intercellular communication is therefore highly important to coordinate cell-to-cell interactions. Besides electrical and chemical messengers, CNS cells also benefit from another communication route, what is known as extracellular vesicles, to harmonize their interactions. Read More

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CAPABLE program improves disability in multiple randomized trials.

J Am Geriatr Soc 2021 Jul 27. Epub 2021 Jul 27.

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Background: Programs to reduce disability are crucial to the quality of life for older adults with disabilities. Reducing disability is also important to avert unnecessary and costly hospitalizations, relocation, or nursing home placements. Few programs reduce disability and few have been replicated and scaled beyond initial research settings. Read More

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Advance Directives for Adolescents and Young Adults Living With Neuromuscular Disease: An Integrative Review of the Literature.

J Hosp Palliat Nurs 2021 Jul 26. Epub 2021 Jul 26.

Vanessa Battista, DNP, MBA, MS, RN, CPNP-PC, CHPPN, is pediatric nurse practitioner, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA. Deborah J. Baker, DNP, ACNP, NEA-BC, is senior vice president for Nursing, Vice President for Nursing & Patient Care Services, and Chief Nursing Officer, Johns Hopkins Health System - The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD; and associate dean for Health Systems Partnership and Innovation, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD. Tara Trimarchi, DNP, RN, CRNP, is senior director of Care Management, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA. Bushra Sabri, PhD, MSW, is assistant professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Rita F. D'Aoust, PhD, is associate professor and associate dean for Teaching and Learning, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Rebecca Wright, PhD, BSc (Hons), RN, is an assistant professor, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD.

The use of advance directives is an important component in helping individuals living with chronic and/or life-threatening illnesses establish goals of care and make decisions regarding care at the end of life. Advance care planning may help achieve enhanced health outcomes, yet it is not routinely offered to adolescents/young adults living with neuromuscular disease. An integrative review of the literature was conducted to examine the evidence related to the use of advance directives with adolescents/young adults living with neuromuscular disease and to identify reasons why they are not being used and how this can be improved. Read More

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Genetic hypervariability of a Northeastern Atlantic venomous rockfish.

PeerJ 2021 12;9:e11730. Epub 2021 Jul 12.

MARE-Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, ISPA Instituto Universitário de Ciências Psicológicas, Sociais e da Vida, Lisbon, Portugal.

Background: Understanding the interplay between climate and current and historical factors shaping genetic diversity is pivotal to infer changes in marine species range and communities' composition. A phylogeographical break between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean has been documented for several marine organisms, translating into limited dispersal between the two basins.

Methods: In this study, we screened the intraspecific diversity of 150 individuals of the Madeira rockfish () across its distributional range (seven sampling locations in the Atlantic and Mediterranean basins) using the mitochondrial control region and the nuclear S7 first intron. Read More

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Effects of Cognitive Remediation on Cognition, Metacognition, and Social Cognition in Patients With Schizophrenia.

Front Psychiatry 2021 9;12:649737. Epub 2021 Jul 9.

Department of Neuroscience "Rita Levi Montalcini", Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria (AOU) Città della Salute e della Scienza, University of Turin, Turin, Italy.

We aimed to evaluate in a sample of outpatients with schizophrenia (SCZ) the effectiveness of a cognitive remediation (CR) program (through the use of the Cogpack software) [computer-assisted CR (CACR)] in addition to standard therapy on cognitive outcomes as compared with that in a control active group (CAG) and to highlight a possible effect on social cognition (SC), metacognition, symptomatology, and real-world functioning. Of the 66 subjects enrolled, 33 were allocated to CACR and 33 to the CAG. Twenty-three patients in the CACR group and 25 subjects in the CAG completed at least 80% of the 48 prescribed CACR sessions, performed twice a week, for a total of 24 weeks of treatment. Read More

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International Consensus Recommendations for the Treatment of Pediatric NMDAR Antibody Encephalitis.

Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm 2021 Jul 22;8(5). Epub 2021 Jul 22.

From the Paediatric Neurology and Neurophysiology Unit (M.N.), Department of Women's and Children's Health, University Hospital of Padova; Neuroimmunology Group (M.N.), Paediatric Research Institute "Città della Speranza," Padova, Italy; Department of Paediatrics (T.T.), Neurology Service, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore; School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences (M.E.), King's College London; Children's Neurosciences (M.E.), Evelina London Children's Hospital at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom; Department of Pediatric Neurology (B.A.), Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey; Neuroimmunology Program (T.A.), Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Hospital Clínic, Universitat de Barcelona; Pediatric Neuroimmunology Unit (T.A.), Neurology Department, Sant Joan de Déu (SJD) Children's Hospital, University of Barcelona, Spain; Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute (S.M.B.), Department of Pediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary; Division of Rheumatology (T.C.), Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (K.D.), Pediatric Neurology Department, University Hospitals Paris Saclay, Bicêtre Hospital, France; French Reference Network of Rare Inflammatory Brain and Spinal Diseases (K.D.), Le Kremlin Bicêtre, France and European Reference Network-RITA; Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics (W.G.), Stanford University and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Palo Alto, CA; Division of Pediatric Neurology (G.G.), Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, GA; Department of Neurology (M.P.G.), Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Department of Neuroinflammation (Y.H.), Queen Square MS Centre, UCL Institute of Neurology, University College London; Department of Paediatric Neurology (Y.H.), Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, United Kingdom; Department of Pediatrics (Y.J.), Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China; Department of Pediatrics (B.C.L.), Pediatric Clinical Neuroscience Center, Seoul National University Children's Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, South Korea; Department of Pediatrics (E.M.), Section Rheumatology, Co-appointment in the Section of Neurology and Developmental Neuroscience, Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston; Division of Paediatric Neurology (A.N.), Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, University of Cape Town; Faculty of Health Sciences (A.N.), University of Cape Town Neuroscience Institute, South Africa; Department of Neurology (R.N.), Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Department of Pediatric Neurology (K.R.), Children's Hospital Datteln, University Witten/Herdecke, Germany; Department of Brain and Neural Science (H.S.), Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science, Japan; Department of Pediatrics (Neurology Division) (S.S.), Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital, New Delhi, India; Department of Neurology (S.N.T.), National Pediatric Hospital Dr. J. Garrahan, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Department of Pediatrics (H.A.V.M.), Duke University, Durham, NC; Department of Neurology (E.W.), Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC; Neuropaediatric Unit (R.W.), Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden; Department of Neurology (A.K.Y.), Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York; Oxford Autoimmune Neurology Group (S.R.I.), Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital; Department of Neurology (S.R.I.), Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom; Neuroimmunology Program (J.D.), Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona, Spain; Department of Neurology (J.D.), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA) (J.D.), Barcelona, Spain; Children's Neurosciences (M.L.), Evelina London Children's Hospital at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust; King's Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre (M.L.); Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine (M.L.), King's College Hospital, United Kingdom; and Kids Neuroscience Centre (R.C.D.), The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Objective: To create an international consensus treatment recommendation for pediatric NMDA receptor antibody encephalitis (NMDARE).

Methods: After selection of a panel of 27 experts with representation from all continents, a 2-step Delphi method was adopted to develop consensus on relevant treatment regimens and statements, along with key definitions in pediatric NMDARE (disease severity, failure to improve, and relapse). Finally, an online face-to-face meeting was held to reach consensus (defined as ≥75% agreement). Read More

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Personalized profiles of antioxidant signaling pathway in patients with tuberculosis.

J Microbiol Immunol Infect 2021 Jul 17. Epub 2021 Jul 17.

Unit of Neuromuscular and Neurodegenerative Diseases, Department of Neuroscience, Children's Hospital Bambino Gesù, IRCCS, Rome, Italy. Electronic address:

Background/purpose: The non-protein thiol glutathione is protective against infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and, together with the transcription factor NRF2 (the nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2), plays a crucial role in counteracting MTB-induced redox imbalance. Many genes implicated in the antioxidant response belong to the NRF2-signalling pathway, whose central role in the pathogenesis of tuberculosis (TB) has been recently proposed.

Methods: In this study, we measured GSH levels in blood of patients with active TB and analysed the individual NRF2-mediated redox profile, in order to provide additional tools for discriminating the pathologic TB state and addressing therapeutic interventions. Read More

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Pharmacological Treatment for Social Cognition: Current Evidence.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Jul 12;22(14). Epub 2021 Jul 12.

Department of Neuroscience "Rita Levi Montalcini", University of Turin, 10100 Turin, Italy.

Cognitive impairment is currently considered a core feature of schizophrenia (SZ) and is gaining attention as a fundamental therapeutic target. Standard treatment for SZ involves the use of antipsychotics that are successfully used to control positive symptoms and disorganized behaviour. However, it is still unclear whether they are effective on social cognition (SC) impairment. Read More

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Unraveling the long-term effect of influenza vaccines.

Maria Rescigno

Cell 2021 Jul;184(15):3845-3847

IRCCS Humanitas Research Hospital, Via Manzoni 56, 20089 Rozzano, Milan, Italy; Department of Biomedical Sciences, Humanitas University, Via Rita Levi Montalcini, 20090 Pieve Emanuele, Milan, Italy. Electronic address:

The past decade has witnessed the emergence of highly sophisticated vaccines; still their mechanism of action is not fully understood. Wimmers et al. use advanced techniques to evaluate the immune landscape induced by flu vaccines and show that their effect on the immune system can last even 6 months from administration. Read More

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