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Steven L Clark, Emily Hamilton, Thomas J Garite, Audra Timmins, Philip A Warrick, Samuel Smith
BACKGROUND: Despite intensive efforts directed at initial training in fetal heart rate interpretation, continuing medical education, board certification/recertification, team training and the development of specific protocols for the management of abnormal fetal heart rate patterns, the goals of consistently preventing hypoxia-induced fetal metabolic acidemia and neurologic injury remain elusive. OBJECTIVE: To validate a recently published algorithm for the management of category II fetal heart rate tracings , examine reasons for the birth of infants with significant metabolic acidemia despite the use of electronic fetal heart rate monitoring and critically examine the limits of EFHRM in the prevention of neonatal metabolic acidemia...
October 14, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Donatas Samsanavičius, Vygintas Kaikaris, Simonas-Jonas Norvydas, Rokas Liubauskas, Skaidra Valiukevičienė, Jurgita Makštienė, Kęstutis Maslauskas, Rytis Rimdeika
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) is a malignant epithelial cell tumor. CSCC has a tendency to spread via lymphogenic pathway. Metastases are found in 2%-6% of cases. Prognosis of patients with CSCC is directly related to the morphology and localization of primary tumor. The aim of this study was to evaluate the recurrence-free survival of patients with CSCC after tumor excision and SLNB as well as to analyze morphologic CSCC features related to patient recurrence-free survival...
September 28, 2016: Medicina
Steven A Sumner, Matthew J Maenner, Christina M Socias, James A Mercy, Paul Silverman, Sandra P Medinilla, Steven S Martin, Likang Xu, Susan D Hillis
INTRODUCTION: Accurately identifying youth at highest risk of firearm violence involvement could permit delivery of focused, comprehensive prevention services. This study explored whether readily available city and state administrative data covering life events before youth firearm violence could elucidate patterns preceding such violence. METHODS: Four hundred twenty-one individuals arrested for homicide, attempted homicide, aggravated assault, or robbery with a firearm committed in Wilmington, Delaware, from January 1, 2009 to May 21, 2014, were matched 1:3 to 1,259 Wilmington resident controls on birth year and sex...
September 8, 2016: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Fabio Martinelli, Antonino Ditto, Giorgio Bogani, Mauro Signorelli, Valentina Chiappa, Domenica Lorusso, Edward Haeusler, Francesco Raspagliesi
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To report on detection-rate (DR) of sentinel-nodes (SLNs) in endometrial-cancer (EC) patients after hysteroscopic injection of indocyanine-green (ICG) and Laparoscopic near-infrared (L-NIR) fluorescence mapping. DESIGN: Prospectively collected data. DESIGN: classification: Canadian Task Force II-2 SETTING: Gynecologic oncology referral center. PATIENTS: Consecutive patients with apparent early-stage endometrioid EC scheduled for surgical treatment: total-laparoscopic-hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, SLNs mapping...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Donatella Aiello, Francesca Casadonte, Rosa Terracciano, Rocco Damiano, Rocco Savino, Giovanni Sindona, Anna Napoli
Prostate cancer (PCa) is the sixth highest causes of cancer-related deaths in men. The molecular events underlying its behavior and evolution are not completely understood. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is the only approved Food and Drug Administration biomarker. A panel of ten stage-specific tumoral and adjacent non tumoral tissues from patients affected by PCa (Gleason score 6, 3+3; PSA 10 ÷19 ng/ml) was investigated by MS-based proteomics approach. The proposed method was based on identifying the base-soluble proteins from tissue, established an efficient study, which lead to a deeper molecular perspective understanding of the PCa...
2016: Oncoscience
Jennifer C Nelson, Robert Wellman, Onchee Yu, Andrea J Cook, Judith C Maro, Rita Ouellet-Hellstrom, Denise Boudreau, James S Floyd, Susan R Heckbert, Simone Pinheiro, Marsha Reichman, Azadeh Shoaibi
INTRODUCTION: The large-scale assembly of electronic health care data combined with the use of sequential monitoring has made proactive postmarket drug- and vaccine-safety surveillance possible. Although sequential designs have been used extensively in randomized trials, less attention has been given to methods for applying them in observational electronic health care database settings. EXISTING METHODS: We review current sequential-surveillance planning methods from randomized trials, and the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) and Mini-Sentinel Pilot projects-two national observational electronic health care database safety monitoring programs...
2016: EGEMS
Richard E McClead, Michael Brady
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October 2016: Pediatrics in Review
D De Meyer, N Van Damme, K Van Den Bussche, A Van Hecke, S Verhaeghe, D Beeckman
AIM: The aims of this trial are as follows: (1) to compare the (cost-) effectiveness of a turning and repositioning system and an algorithm for a tailored repositioning versus usual care to improve reposition frequency in patients at risk and (2) to compare the (cost-) effectiveness of standardized incontinence care versus usual care. BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers are a serious and common problem for hospitalized patients. In many countries, pressure ulcers are recognized as a national health issue and governments designate pressure ulcers as one of the most important sentinel events for healthcare...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Mina M G Youssef, Diane Cameron, Philip H Pucher, Sisse Olsen, Douglas Ferguson
BACKGROUND: Management of micrometastasis in the sentinel node is a controversial topic. Most of the guidelines don't recommend further axillary treatment if micrometastasis are the only finding in the sentinel node. However, some evidence suggests that micrometastasis have significant effect on long term outcomes and therefore indicate systemic treatment. METHOD: Retrospective cohort study reviewing the management of patients with micrometastasis in the sentinel nodes...
September 23, 2016: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
Jiri Slama, Daniela Fischerova, Michal Zikan, Roman Kocian, Anna Germanova, Filip Fruhauf, Ladislav Dusek, David Cibula
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to compare the sensitivity of various methods and their combinations in the follow-up of patients with cervical cancer after fertility-sparing surgery (FSS). METHODS: Included were women with cervical cancer in stages IA2 to IB2 who underwent FSS, which includes pelvic lymphadenectomy, sentinel lymph node biopsy, abdominal radical trachelectomy, vaginal trachelectomy, or needle conization. Follow-up visits were scheduled at 3-month intervals and included symptom-oriented discussion, gynecological and physical examination, colposcopy, Papanicolaou test, human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA test, and ultrasound examination...
September 23, 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Julann A Spromberg, David H Baldwin, Steven E Damm, Jenifer K McIntyre, Michael Huff, Catherine A Sloan, Bernadita F Anulacion, Jay W Davis, Nathaniel L Scholz
Adult coho salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch return each autumn to freshwater spawning habitats throughout western North America. The migration coincides with increasing seasonal rainfall, which in turn increases storm water run-off, particularly in urban watersheds with extensive impervious land cover. Previous field assessments in urban stream networks have shown that adult coho are dying prematurely at high rates (>50%). Despite significant management concerns for the long-term conservation of threatened wild coho populations, a causal role for toxic run-off in the mortality syndrome has not been demonstrated...
April 2016: Journal of Applied Ecology
Jessica Oidtman, Susan G Sherman, Anthony Morgan, Danielle German, Renata Arrington-Sanders
First sex may be a sentinel event crucial to understanding sexual health trajectories of young Black same-sex attracted men (YBSSAM). We sought to understand whether satisfaction, condomless anal sex, and contextual factors during first sex were associated with sexual risk and recent condom use in YBSSAM. A total of 201 YBSSAM aged 15-24 years completed an Internet survey exploring first sex, current condom use, and sexual risk. High risk was defined as ≥3 of the following: new/concurrent sex partners, STI history, and no/inconsistent condom use...
September 20, 2016: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Rudolph E Willis
It has been declared repeatedly that cancer is a result of molecular genetic abnormalities. However, there has been no working model describing the specific functional consequences of the deranged genomic processes that result in the initiation and propagation of the cancer process during carcinogenesis. We no longer need to question whether or not cancer arises as a result of a molecular genetic defect within the cancer cell. The legitimate questions are: how and why? This article reviews the preeminent data on cancer molecular genetics and subsequently proposes that the sentinel event in cancer initiation is the aberrant production of fused transcription activators with new molecular properties within normal tissue stem cells...
2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Nahla Khamis Ibrahim
OBJECTIVE: To describe Zika Virus (ZIKV) epidemiology, current phobia, and the required preparedness for its prevention during the upcoming Mass Gathering (MG) events. METHODS: Electronic databases of PubMed, WHO, CDC, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Google, and Cochrane library were extensively searched for ZIKV. Articles were reviewed, scrutinized and critically appraised and the most relevant articles were utilized. RESULTS: ZIKV is an emerging Flavivirus which was first isolated from Uganda in 1947...
July 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Dan Todkill, Helen E Hughes, Alex J Elliot, Roger A Morbey, Obaghe Edeghere, Sally Harcourt, Tom Hughes, Tina Endericks, Brian McCloskey, Mike Catchpole, Sue Ibbotson, Gillian Smith
: Introduction In preparation for the London 2012 Olympic Games, existing syndromic surveillance systems operating in England were expanded to include daily general practitioner (GP) out-of-hours (OOH) contacts and emergency department (ED) attendances at sentinel sites (the GP OOH and ED syndromic surveillance systems: GPOOHS and EDSSS). Hypothesis/Problem The further development of syndromic surveillance systems in time for the London 2012 Olympic Games provided a unique opportunity to investigate the impact of a large mass-gathering event on public health and health services as monitored in near real-time by syndromic surveillance of GP OOH contacts and ED attendances...
September 19, 2016: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Franz Worek, Thomas Seeger, Katharina Neumaier, Timo Wille, Horst Thiermann
The increased interest of terrorist groups in toxic chemicals and chemical warfare agents presents a continuing threat to our societies. Early warning and detection is a key component for effective countermeasures against such deadly agents. Presently available and near term solutions have a number of major drawbacks, e.g. lack of automated, remote warning and detection of primarily low volatile chemical warfare agents. An alternative approach is the use of animals as sentinels for exposure to toxic chemicals...
September 14, 2016: Toxicology Letters
Rebecca R Adami, Maureen E Grundy, Andrea Poretti, Ryan J Felling, Monica Lemmon, Ernest M Graham
OBJECTIVE: To identify perinatal risk factors that can distinguish arterial ischemic stroke from hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy at birth. METHODS: This is a cohort study of all neonates born at 35 weeks of gestation or greater admitted to our neonatal intensive care unit from January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2015, that compares neonates with stroke with those with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy undergoing whole-body hypothermia with abnormal brain magnetic resonance imaging...
October 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sheilagh M Maguiness
Over the past decade, I have been amazed at the growth in the field of vascular anomalies. The recognition of vascular birthmarks as a defined area of medicine is a relatively recent event. The International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA) was founded by Drs John Mulliken and Anthony Young in the late 1970s. Mulliken and Glowacki's sentinel 1982 paper on the biologic classification of vascular anomalies further established the field, by providing clarity of nomenclature and unifying concepts that had previously been lacking...
March 2016: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
M Ahmed, R Baker, I T Rubio
BACKGROUND: Sentinel node biopsy (SNB) in recurrent breast cancer offers targeted axillary staging compared with axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) or no treatment. The evidence for lymphatic mapping in recurrent breast cancer is reviewed, focusing on aberrant drainage and its implications for patient management. METHODS: A meta-analysis of studies evaluating lymphatic mapping in recurrent breast cancer was performed. Outcomes included sentinel node identification, aberrant lymphatic pathways and metastatic node rates in aberrant drainage and ipsilateral axilla...
September 6, 2016: British Journal of Surgery
Eric M Isselbacher, Marc P Bonaca, Marco Di Eusanio, James Froehlich, Eduardo Bassone, Udo Sechtem, Reed Pyeritz, Himanshu Patel, Ali Khoynezhad, Hans-Henning Eckstein, Guillaume Jondeau, Fabio Ramponi, Mohammad Abbasi, Daniel Montgomery, Christoph A Nienaber, Kim Eagle, Mark E Lindsay
BACKGROUND: Improved medical care after initial aortic dissection (AD) has led to increased survivorship and a population of individuals at risk for further cardiovascular events, including recurrent AD. Reports describing recurrent ADs have been restricted to small numbers of patients from single institutions. We used the IRAD (International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection) database to examine the clinical profiles and outcomes of patients with recurrent AD. METHODS: We identified 204 patients enrolled in IRAD with recurrent AD...
October 4, 2016: Circulation
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