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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096679/a-phase-ii-single-arm-trial-of-palonosetron-for-the-prevention-of-acute-and-delayed-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting-in-malignant-glioma-patients-receiving-multidose-irinotecan-in-combination-with-bevacizumab
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Mary Lou Affronti, Sarah Woodring, Katherine B Peters, James E Herndon, Frances McSherry, Patrick N Healy, Annick Desjardins, James J Vredenburgh, Henry S Friedman
PURPOSE: Given that the prognosis of recurrent malignant glioma (MG) remains poor, improving quality of life (QoL) through symptom management is important. Meta-analyses establishing antiemetic guidelines have demonstrated the superiority of palonosetron (PAL) over older 5-hydroxytryptamine 3-receptor antagonists in chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) prevention, but excluded patients with gliomas. Irinotecan plus bevacizumab is a treatment frequently used in MG, but is associated with low (55%) CINV complete response (CR; no emesis or use of rescue antiemetic) with commonly prescribed ondansetron...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053537/comparison-of-intra-arterial-chemoembolization-with-and-without-radiotherapy-for-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-portal-vein-tumor-thrombosis-a-meta-analysis
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Qianqian Zhao, Kunli Zhu, Jinbo Yue, Zhonghua Qi, Shumei Jiang, Xiaoqing Xu, Rui Feng, Renben Wang
PURPOSE: Numerous studies have tried to combine transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) or hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC) with radiotherapy (RT) for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT). However, the efficacy of TACE or HAIC combined with RT versus TACE or HAIC alone remains controversial. Thus, we performed a meta-analysis to compare the efficacy and safety of intra-arterial chemoembolization combined with RT versus intra-arterial chemoembolization alone for the treatment of HCC patients with PVTT...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053536/identification-of-a-new-mutation-in-an-iranian-family-with-hereditary-multiple-osteochondromas
#3
Susan Akbaroghli, Maryam Balali, Behnam Kamalidehghan, Siamak Saber, Omid Aryani, Goh Yong Meng, Massoud Houshmand
BACKGROUND: Hereditary multiple osteochondromas (HMO), previously named hereditary multiple exostoses (HME), is an autosomal dominant skeletal disorder characterized by the growth of multiple osteochondromas and is associated with bony deformity, skeletal growth reduction, nerve compression, restriction of joint motion, and premature osteoarthrosis. HMO is genetically heterogeneous, localized on at least three chromosomal loci including 8q24.1 (EXT1), 11p11-p13 (EXT2), and 19p (EXT3)...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031716/diagnostic-accuracy-of-nodular-gastritis-for-h-pylori-infection
#4
Juan L Romero-Flores, Justo A Fernandez-Rivero, Erika Marroquín-Fabian, Félix I Téllez-Ávila, Beatriz A Sánchez-Jiménez, Eva Juárez-Hernández, Misael Uribe, Norberto C Chávez-Tapia
BACKGROUND: The term nodular is not included in the Sydney classification and there is no widely accepted histopathological definition. It has been proposed that the presence of antral nodularity could predict Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection. The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of nodular gastritis (NG) for H. pylori infection after a rigorous standardization process, and to describe the associated histopathological characteristics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Endoscopic images of patients submitted to endoscopy with biopsy sampling were included...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031715/urinary-tract-infections-in-romanian-patients-with-diabetes-prevalence-etiology-and-risk-factors
#5
Teodora Chiţă, Bogdan Timar, Delia Muntean, Luminiţa Bădiţoiu, Florin Horhat, Elena Hogea, Roxana Moldovan, Romulus Timar, Monica Licker
AIM: Patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) have an increased risk of infections, especially urinary tract infections (UTIs). The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and etiology of UTIs and identify the risk factors for their development in patients with DM. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this retrospective, noninterventional study, the medical records of 2,465 adult patients with DM who were hospitalized in a Diabetes Clinic were reviewed. Data regarding the presence of UTI and possible associated risk factors were collected and their possible relation was analyzed...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008264/impact-of-preoperative-chronic-renal-failure-on-liver-transplantation-a-population-based-cohort-study
#6
Peter Chi-Ho Chung, Hsiu-Pin Chen, Jr-Rung Lin, Fu-Chao Liu, Huang-Ping Yu
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess whether preoperative chronic renal failure (CRF) affects the rates of postoperative complications and survival after liver transplantation. METHODS: This population-based retrospective cohort study included 2,931 recipients of liver transplantation performed between 1998 and 2012, enrolled from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. Patients were divided into two groups, based on the presence or absence of preoperative CRF...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008263/clinical-features-of-brain-metastases-in-breast-cancer-an-implication-for-hippocampal-sparing-whole-brain-radiation-therapy
#7
San-Gang Wu, Jia-Yuan Sun, Qin Tong, Feng-Yan Li, Zhen-Yu He
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to describe the distribution of brain metastases (BM) in breast cancer patients and investigate the risk factors for perihippocampal metastases (PHM). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of the clinicopathological characteristics and patterns of BM was performed. Associations between clinicopathological characteristics and PHM (the hippocampus plus 5 mm margin) were evaluated using logistic regression analyses...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008262/kinetics-of-circulating-endothelial-progenitor-cells-in-patients-undergoing-carotid-artery-surgery
#8
Günay Kalender, Angela Kornberger, Milan Lisy, Andres Beiras-Fernandez, Ulrich A Stock
AIM: Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are primitive cells found in the bone marrow and peripheral blood (PB). In particular, the potential of EPCs to differentiate into mature endothelial cells remains of high interest for clinical applications such as bio-functionalized patches for autologous seeding after implantation. The objective of this study was to determine EPCs' kinetics in patients undergoing carotid artery thromboendarterectomy (CTEA) and patch angioplasty. METHODS: Twenty CTEA patients were included (15 male, mean age 76 years)...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008261/balanced-discussion-of-second-generation-antihistamines-data
#9
COMMENT
Rossen Boev, Jürgen Wg Bentz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980413/high-bone-turnover-elevates-the-risk-of-denosumab-induced-hypocalcemia-in-women-with-postmenopausal-osteoporosis
#10
Koji Ishikawa, Takashi Nagai, Keizo Sakamoto, Kenji Ohara, Takeshi Eguro, Hiroshi Ito, Yoichi Toyoshima, Akatsuki Kokaze, Tomoaki Toyone, Katsunori Inagaki
Hypocalcemia is the most common major adverse event in patients with osteoporosis receiving the bone resorption inhibitor denosumab; however, limited information is available regarding risk factors of hypocalcemia. Therefore, this study aimed to identify the risk factors of hypocalcemia induced by denosumab treatment for osteoporosis. We retrospectively reviewed the records of patients who had received initial denosumab supplemented with activated vitamin D for osteoporosis. Serum levels of the following bone turnover markers (BTMs) were measured at baseline: bone-specific alkaline phosphatase (BAP), total N-terminal propeptide of type 1 procollagen (P1NP), tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase 5b (TRACP-5b), and urinary cross-linked N-telopeptide of type 1 collagen (NTX)...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980412/complete-blood-cell-count-components-and-coronary-slow-flow-phenomenon
#11
Nasim Arjmand, Mohammad Reza Dehghani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956836/relationships-between-th1-th2-cytokine-profiles-and-chest-radiographic-manifestations-in-childhood-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-pneumonia
#12
Jiu-Ling Zhao, Xin Wang, Yu-Shui Wang
BACKGROUND: Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia (MPP) is one of the most common childhood community-acquired pneumonias, and the chest radiograph usually shows bronchial pneumonia, segmental/lobar pneumonia, or segmental/lobar pneumonia with pleural effusion. The imbalance of Th1/Th2 function after Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection is an important immunological mechanism of MPP. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the correlations between Th1/Th2 cytokine profiles and chest radiographic manifestations in MPP children...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956835/comparison-of-the-glottic-view-during-video-intubation-in-super-obese-patients-a-series-of-cases
#13
Tomasz Gaszyński
Videolaryngoscopes improve the view of the entry to the larynx in morbidly obese patients. Super obesity is one of the risk factors for difficult mask ventilation as well as difficult intubation. Super obese patients should be intubated awake either with a fiber-optic scope or with a videolaryngoscope. The glottic view during video-intubation in super obese patients using different devices was compared. The McGrath MAC (MGM) was used in all patients and then compared to the King Vision (KV) in three patients, the APA videolaryngoscope in two patients and the Airtraq Avant with a video camera in four patients...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956834/an-observational-postmarketing-safety-registry-of-patients-in-the-uk-germany-and-switzerland-who-have-been-prescribed-sativex-%C3%A2-thc-cbd-nabiximols-oromucosal-spray
#14
Tilden Etges, Kari Karolia, Thomas Grint, Adam Taylor, Heather Lauder, Brian Daka, Stephen Wright
The global exposure of Sativex(®) (Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol [THC]:cannabidiol [CBD], nabiximols) is estimated to be above 45,000 patient-years since it was given marketing approval for treating treatment-resistant spasticity in multiple sclerosis (MS). An observational registry to collect safety data from patients receiving THC:CBD was set up following its approval in the UK, Germany, and Switzerland, with the aim of determining its long-term safety in clinical practice. Twice a year, the Registry was opened to prescribing physicians to voluntarily report data on patients' use of THC:CBD, clinically significant adverse events (AEs), and special interest events...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956833/inflammation-modulating-cytokine-profile-and-lipid-interaction-in-hiv-related-risk-factors-for-cardiovascular-diseases
#15
Elizabeth Gori, Takafira Mduluza, Mudavanhu Nyagura, Babill Stray-Pedersen, Zvenyika Alfred Gomo
HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy (ART) are associated with changes in plasma levels of lipoproteins, thus posing the risk of cardiovascular complications in infected individuals. The alteration in plasma lipoprotein levels results from dysregulation of inflammation-modulating cytokines that control lipid metabolism. Little is understood regarding the relationship between the cytokines and serum lipid levels, which have been reported to be altered in adults receiving ART. The objective of this study was to describe the profiles of inflammation-modulating cytokines and their relationship to lipids as cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in HIV infection...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942218/ceftolozane-tazobactam-and-ceftazidime-avibactam-for-the-treatment-of-complicated-intra-abdominal-infections
#16
REVIEW
Kellie J Goodlet, David P Nicolau, Michael D Nailor
Complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAI) represent a large proportion of all hospital admissions and are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the intensive care unit. Rising rates of multidrug resistant organisms (MDRO), including extended-spectrum β-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae and carbapenem-nonsusceptible Pseudomonas spp., for which there are few remaining active antimicrobial agents, pose an increased challenge to clinicians. Patients with frequent exposures to the health care system or multiple recurrent IAIs are at increased risk for MDRO; however, treatment options have traditionally been limited, in some cases necessitating the utilization of last-line agents with unfavorable side-effect profiles...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932888/preoperative-risk-factors-in-total-thyroidectomy-of-substernal-goiter
#17
Aldo Bove, Raffaella Maria Di Renzo, Gauro D'Urbano, Manuela Bellobono, Vincenzo D' Addetta, Alfonso Lapergola, Giuseppe Bongarzoni
The definition of substernal goiter (SG) is based on variable criteria leading to a considerable variation in the reported incidence (from 0.2% to 45%). The peri- and postoperative complications are higher in total thyroidectomy (TT) for SG than that for cervical goiter. The aim of this study was to evaluate the preoperative risk factors associated with postoperative complications. From 2002 to 2014, 142 (8.5%; 98 women and 44 men) of the 1690 patients who underwent TT had a SG. We retrospectively evaluated the following parameters: sex, age, histology, pre- and retrovascular position, recurrence, and extension beyond the carina...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932887/role-of-anuria-in-the-relationship-between-indoxyl-sulfate-and-anemia-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
#18
Jeng-Yi Huang, Ching-Wei Hsu, Chih-Wei Yang, Cheng-Chieh Hung, Wen-Hung Huang
BACKGROUND: Experimental evidence suggests that indoxyl sulfate (IS) is associated with chronic kidney disease-related anemia. However, clinical studies are limited, and few have explored the potential confounding effect of anuria. This study, thus, evaluated the association between IS and anemia in both non-anuric and anuric peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. METHODS: This cross-sectional and observational study included 165 chronic PD patients aged 19-84 years...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932886/comparative-efficacy-of-bilastine-levocetirizine-and-desloratadine-updosing-in-chronic-urticaria
#19
COMMENT
Maria T Staevska
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932885/health-behaviors-of-patients-diagnosed-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-their-influence-on-the-patients-satisfaction-with-life
#20
Anna Rosiek, Tomasz Kornatowski, Natalia Frąckowiak-Maciejewska, Aleksandra Rosiek-Kryszewska, Przemysław Wyżgowski, Krzysztof Leksowski
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) carries with it a number of changes to the patient's lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle, health and preventive behaviors, as well as healthy nutrition habits play a key role in treating T2DM as well as limiting its complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The aim of this study was the analysis of the correlation of T2DM patients' health behaviors and their influence on the patients' quality of life. The study was performed on a group of 50 patients from the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
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