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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107601/predictors-of-liver-histological-changes-and-a-sustained-response-to-peginterferon-among-chronic-hepatitis-b-e-antigen-positive-patients-with-normal-or-minimally-elevated-alanine-aminotransferase-levels
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Jie Chen, Cheng-Run Xu, Min Xi, Wei-Wei Hu, Zheng-Hao Tang, Guo-Qing Zhang
BACKGROUND: A proportion of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients with normal or only minimally elevated ALT levels display significant histologic changes, and would benefit from antiviral therapy. OBJECTIVES: We aim to evaluate the histologic abnormalities seen in these patients, and then determine which of them would most likely respond to peginterferon therapy. METHODS: One hundred and thirteen hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg)-positive patients with a normal or minimally elevated ALT level and moderate to severe histologic changes in their liver tissue were selected to receive peginterferon monotherapy and participate in a followup analysis...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104715/detailed-echocardiographic-phenotyping-in-breast-cancer-patients-associations-with-ejection-fraction-decline-recovery-and-heart-failure-symptoms-over-3-years-of-followup
#2
Hari K Narayan, Brian S Finkelman, Benjamin French, Theodore Plappert, David Hyman, Amanda M Smith, Kenneth B Margulies, Bonnie Ky
BACKGROUND: -Cardiovascular disease in breast cancer patients is of growing concern. The longitudinal effects of commonly used therapies, including doxorubicin and trastuzumab, on cardiac remodeling and function remain unknown in this population. We sought to define the changes in echocardiographic parameters of structure, function, and ventricular-arterial (VA) coupling, and their associations with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and heart failure (HF) symptoms. METHODS: -In a longitudinal prospective cohort study of 277 breast cancer participants receiving doxorubicin (Dox), trastuzumab (Tras), or both (Dox+Tras), we obtained 1,249 echocardiograms over a median followup of 2...
January 19, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098102/evaluation-of-renal-lesions-and-clinicopathologic-correlation-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#3
Periyasamy Muthukumar, Jeyachandran Dhanapriya, Natarajan Gopalakrishnan, Thanigachalam Dineshkumar, Ramanathan Sakthirajan, T Balasubramaniyan
The most common causes of renal disease in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are glomerulonephritis (GN), amyloidosis, tubulo-interstitial nephritis, and drug toxicity. Our aim was to evaluate the clinicopathologic correlation of renal lesions and to assess the course and prognosis of renal disease in patients with RA. We conducted a prospective observational study in all adult patients with RA between July 2010 and June 2015. The total number of patients studied was 90, with a female:male ratio of 2.3:1. Mean follow-up duration was 30 ± 6...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098067/renal-function-in-type-2-diabetes-following-gastric-bypass
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Adrian T Billeter, Stefan Kopf, Martin Zeier, Katharina Scheurlen, Lars Fischer, Thilo M Schulte, Hannes G Kenngott, Barbara Israel, Philipp Knefeli, Markus W Büchler, Peter P Nawroth, Beat P Müller-Stich
BACKGROUND: Metabolic surgery for obese patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) yields short- and long-term remission rates of 60-90%. Its effects on diabetesassociated complications such as neuropathy and nephropathy have not been well studied to date. Hardly any data are available on this subject with respect to moderately obese patients (body mass index [BMI] 25-35 kg/m2) with insulin-dependent T2D. Our previous studies suggest that, in such patients, treatment with a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) improves diabetic neuropathy...
December 9, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095521/evaluation-of-ultrashort-and-longer-implants-with-microrough-surfaces-results-of-a-24-to-36-month-prospective-study
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Luciano Malchiodi, Riccardo Caricasulo, Alessandro Cucchi, Raffaele Vinci, Enrico Agliardi, Enrico Gherlone
PURPOSE: The aim of this prospective study was to establish if ultrashort implants are a reliable therapeutic solution by evaluating their effect on mean crestal bone loss and assessing their survival and success rates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were treated using 6-, 9-, and 11-mm-long implants with sandblasted and acid-etched surfaces and fitted with fixed partial prostheses. Clinical and radiographic examinations were scheduled yearly. Data collected included the implant positioning site, implant length and diameter, peri-implant bone loss (PBL), and clinical and anatomical C/I ratios...
January 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095517/radiographic-evaluation-of-crestal-bone-level-in-split-crest-and-immediate-implant-placement-minimum-5-year-follow-up
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Giovanni B Bruschi, Paolo Capparé, Fabrizio Bravi, Nicola Grande, Enrico Gherlone, Giorgio Gastaldi, Roberto Crespi
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the radiographic bone level changes of implants positioned via the split-crest procedure both in the maxilla and mandible at a long-term follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-one patients were retrospectively enrolled in the study. The placement of 137 dental implants was performed in the edentulous premolar or molar region after a split-crest ridge expansion procedure. Implants followed a delayed loading protocol. Intraoral digital radiographs were performed at baseline, upon implant placement, at 70 days (following placement of the provisional prosthesis), and on a yearly basis during followup...
January 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091802/increased-risk-of-revision-reoperation-and-implant-constraint-in-tka-after-multiligament-knee-surgery
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Steven I Pancio, Paul L Sousa, Aaron J Krych, Matthew P Abdel, Bruce A Levy, Diane L Dahm, Michael J Stuart
BACKGROUND: The risk of major complications and revision arthroplasty after TKA in patients who previously underwent multiligament knee surgery have been poorly characterized. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: Is multiligament knee surgery before TKA associated with (1) worse implant survival, (2) increased use of TKA design constraint, (3) a greater risk for major complications, and (4) poorer scores for pain and function compared with similar patients receiving TKA for primary osteoarthritis? METHODS: Fifty-nine TKAs were performed at our institution between 1985 and 2014 in 59 patients (36 men, 23 women; mean age, 53 years) with a history of previous multiligament knee surgery (≥ two ligaments)...
January 13, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089982/fragility-fractures-are-associated-with-an-increased-risk-for-cardiovascular-events-in-women-and-men-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-population-based-study
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Orla Ni Mhuircheartaigh, Cynthia S Crowson, Sherine E Gabriel, Veronique L Roger, L Joseph Melton, Shreyasee Amin
OBJECTIVE: Women and men with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have an increased risk for fragility fractures and cardiovascular disease (CVD), each of which has been reported to contribute to excess morbidity and mortality in these patients. Fragility fractures share similar risk factors for CVD but may occur at relatively younger ages in patients with RA. We aimed to determine whether a fragility fracture predicts the development of CVD in women and men with RA. METHODS: We studied a population-based cohort with incident RA from 1955 to 2007 and compared it with age- and sex-matched non-RA subjects...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089980/sex-specific-relationship-of-serum-uric-acid-with-all-cause-mortality-in-adults-with-normal-kidney-function-an-observational-study
#9
Eunjeong Kang, Seung-Sik Hwang, Dong Ki Kim, Kook-Hwan Oh, Kwon Wook Joo, Yon Su Kim, Hajeong Lee
OBJECTIVE: To explain the clinical effect of serum uric acid (SUA) levels as a risk factor for mortality, considering exclusion of kidney function. METHODS: Participants aged over 40 years who underwent health checkups were recruited. Individuals with estimated glomerular filtrations rates < 60 ml/min/1.73 m(2) and who received laboratory study and colonoscopy on the same day were excluded. RESULTS: SUA levels were higher in men than in women (5...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089976/disease-characteristics-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-development-in-patients-with-early-undifferentiated-arthritis-a-2-year-followup-study
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Gina H Brinkmann, Ellen S Norli, Tore K Kvien, Anne J Haugen, Lars Grøvle, Halvor Nygaard, Olav Bjørneboe, Cathrine Thunem, Maria D Mjaavatten, Elisabeth Lie
OBJECTIVE: To examine the 2-year disease course in patients with undifferentiated arthritis (UA) focusing on fulfillment of the 2010 American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism (ACR/EULAR) rheumatoid arthritis (RA) classification criteria. METHODS: Data were provided by the Norwegian Very Early Arthritis Clinic study, which included patients presenting with ≥ 1 swollen joint of ≤ 16 weeks' duration. UA was defined as patients not fulfilling the 2010 ACR/EULAR RA criteria and who did not have a clinical diagnosis other than RA at baseline...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089975/in-vitro-fertilization-in-37-women-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-or-antiphospholipid-syndrome-a-series-of-97-procedures
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Pauline Orquevaux, Agathe Masseau, Véronique Le Guern, Vanessa Gayet, Danièle Vauthier, Gaelle Guettrot-Imbert, Du Le Thi Huong, Bertrand Wechsler, Nathalie Morel, Patrice Cacoub, Jean-Loup Pennaforte, Jean-Charles Piette, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau
OBJECTIVE: To compile and assess data about complication and success rates for in vitro fertilization (IVF) of women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and/or antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). To date, such data are sparse. METHODS: This retrospective study described women with SLE and/or APS who have had at least 1 IVF cycle. RESULTS: Thirty-seven women with SLE (n = 23, including 8 with antiphospholipid antibodies), SLE with APS (n = 4), or primary APS (n = 10) underwent 97 IVF procedures...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089974/cardiopulmonary-disease-development-in-anti-rna-polymerase-iii-positive-systemic-sclerosis-comparative-analyses-from-an-unselected-prospective-patient-cohort
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Anna-Maria Hoffmann-Vold, Øyvind Midtvedt, Anders H Tennøe, Torhild Garen, May Brit Lund, Trond M Aaløkken, Arne K Andreassen, Fadi Elhage, Cathrine Brunborg, Eli Taraldsrud, Øyvind Molberg
OBJECTIVE: Extensive skin disease and renal crisis are hallmarks of anti-RNA polymerase III (RNAP)-positive systemic sclerosis (SSc), while lung and heart involvement data are conflicting. Here, the aims were to perform time-course analyses of interstitial lung disease (ILD) and pulmonary hypertension (PH) in the RNAP subset of a prospective unselected SSc cohort and to use the other autoantibody subsets as comparators. METHODS: The study cohort included 279 patients with SSc from the observational Oslo University Hospital cohort with complete data on (1) SSc-related autoantibodies, (2) paired, serial analyses of lung function and fibrosis by computed tomography, and (3) PH verified by right heart catheterization...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089973/malignancies-in-patients-with-anti-rna-polymerase-iii-antibodies-and-systemic-sclerosis-analysis-of-the-eular-scleroderma-trials-and-research-cohort-and-possible-recommendations-for-screening
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Maria-Grazia Lazzaroni, Ilaria Cavazzana, Enrico Colombo, Rucsandra Dobrota, Jasmin Hernandez, Roger Hesselstrand, Cecilia Varju, Gabriella Nagy, Vanessa Smith, Paola Caramaschi, Valeria Riccieri, Eric Hachulla, Alexandra Balbir-Gurman, Emmanuel Chatelus, Katarzyna Romanowska-Próchnicka, Ana Carolina Araújo, Oliver Distler, Yannick Allanore, Paolo Airò
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the characteristics of anti-RNA polymerase III antibodies (anti-RNAP3)- positive patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) in the European League Against Rheumatism Scleroderma Trials and Research group (EUSTAR) registry with a focus on the risk of cancer and the characteristics of malignancies, and the aim to provide guidelines about potential cancer screening in these patients. METHODS: (1) Analysis of the EUSTAR database: 4986 patients with information on their anti-RNAP3 status were included...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076008/pictorial-review-of-false-positive-results-on-radioiodine-scintigrams-of-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
#14
Amy V Chudgar, Jagruti C Shah
Radioiodine has served an important role in the diagnostic workup and treatment of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer for more than 6 decades. The interpretation of radioiodine scintigraphic studies should be performed in conjunction with a comprehensive history, histopathologic correlation, and pertinent laboratory values, as well as correlation with available anatomic images and the findings from physical examination. A thorough understanding of the physiology and biodistribution of radioiodine is critical when interpreting radioiodine scintigraphic studies to avoid misinterpretation of physiologic and nonthyroid pathologic variants as thyroid cancer metastases...
January 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058101/secretory-carcinoma-in-a-79-year-old-woman-an-exceptionally-rare-type-of-breast-carcinoma
#15
Nelson Montalvo, Veronica Posso, Ligia Redrobán
Secretory breast carcinoma is an exceptionally rare mammary gland neoplasia described mainly in adult females and children of both sexes, and very rarely in the elderly. It has particular histopathological and immunohistochemical features and a favorable prognosis. We report the case of a 79-year-old Hispanic woman with a palpable breast mass. Currently, the patient is disease free after a followup period of 6 years without local recurrence or axillary lymph-nodes nor distant metastases.
November 17, 2016: Rare Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054519/radioiodine-as-an-adjuvant-therapy-and-its-role-in-follow-up-of-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
#16
REVIEW
S Padma, P Shanmuga Sundaram
Papillary and follicular cancers of thyroid are the most common varieties of differentiated thyroid cancers exhibiting excellent long-term prognosis when carefully managed. Being a slow-growing malignancy, guidelines exist on the staging, preoperative risk stratification, and management of these cancers to increase the overall survival of these patients. Radioactive iodine has a central role in differentiated thyroid malignancies. It has the same physical properties as stable iodine, thus both normal and malignant thyrocytes cannot differentiate radioactive from stable iodine...
July 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054326/what-is-the-timing-of-general-health-adverse-events-that-occur-after-total-joint-arthroplasty
#17
Daniel D Bohl, Nathaniel T Ondeck, Bryce A Basques, Brett R Levine, Jonathan N Grauer
BACKGROUND: Despite extensive research regarding risk factors for adverse events after total joint arthroplasty (TJA), there are few publications describing the timing at which such adverse events occur. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) On which postoperative day do certain adverse events occur? (2) What adverse events occur earlier after TKA than after THA? (3) For each adverse event, what proportion occurred after hospital discharge? METHODS: We screened the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) to identify all patients undergoing primary THA and primary TKA between 2005 and 2013, resulting in a study population of 124,657 patients evaluated as part of this retrospective database analysis...
January 4, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050819/preventing-fusion-mass-shift-avoids-postoperative-distal-curve-adding-on-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
#18
Hideki Shigematsu, Jason Pui Yin Cheung, Mauro Bruzzone, Hiroaki Matsumori, Kin-Cheung Mak, Dino Samartzis, Keith Dip Kei Luk
BACKGROUND: Surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is only complete after achieving fusion to maintain the correction obtained intraoperatively. The instrumented or fused segments can be referred to as the "fusion mass". In patients with AIS, the ideal fusion mass strategy has been established based on fulcrum-bending radiographs for main thoracic curves. Ideally, the fusion mass should achieve parallel endplates of the upper and lower instrumented vertebra and correct any "shift" for truncal balance...
January 3, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050818/what-is-the-accuracy-of-nuclear-imaging-in-the-assessment-of-periprosthetic-knee-infection-a-meta-analysis
#19
REVIEW
Steven J Verberne, Remko J A Sonnega, Olivier P P Temmerman, Pieter G Raijmakers
BACKGROUND: In the assessment of possible periprosthetic knee infection, various imaging modalities are used without consensus regarding the most accurate technique. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: To perform a meta-analysis to compare the accuracy of various applied imaging modalities in the assessment of periprosthetic knee infection. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted with a comprehensive search of MEDLINE and Embase(®) in accordance with the PRISMA and Quality Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies (QUADAS-2) recommendations to identify clinical studies in which periprosthetic knee infection was investigated with different imaging modalities...
January 3, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050142/annual-surveillance-mammography-after-early-stage-breast-cancer-and-breast-cancer-mortality
#20
L F Paszat, R Sutradhar, S Gu, E Rakovitch
BACKGROUND: After treatment for early-stage breast cancer (bca), annual surveillance mammography (asm) is recommended based on the assumption that early detection of an invasive ipsilateral breast tumour recurrence or subsequent invasive contralateral primary bca reduces bca mortality. METHODS: We studied women with unilateral early-stage bca treated by breast-conserving surgery from 1994 to 1997 who subsequently developed an ipsilateral recurrence or contralateral primary more than 24 months after initial diagnosis, without prior regional or distant metastases...
December 2016: Current Oncology
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