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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432979/the-reality-of-economics-for-oncologists
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David Taylor
This article outlines the historical development of health economics and its present role in oncology related health technology assessments (HTAs). Despite concerns about the prices and immediate costs of new anticancer medicines for indications such as breast cancer overall spending on such treatments is affordable and offers long term value for money in countries such as the US, Canada and those of Western Europe. Oncologists wishing to protect the interests of current and future patients with both advanced and earlier stage cancers may be regarded as having a responsibility to understand the nature of health economic evaluations, and to be actively involved in decisions affecting access to current treatments and future levels of investment in incrementally improving therapies...
April 19, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432963/health-hazards-of-child-labor-in-the-leather-products-and-surgical-instrument-manufacturing-industries-of-sialkot-pakistan
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Muhammad Junaid, Riffat Naseem Malik, De-Sheng Pei
Child labor is a major challenge in the developing countries and comprehensive health hazard identification studies on this issue are still lacking. Therefore, the current study is an effort to highlight the health concerns of child labor exposed in the key small scale industries of Sialkot, Pakistan. Our findings revealed jolting levels of heavy metals in the urine, blood, serum, saliva, and hair samples collected from the exposed children. For example, in the urine samples, Cd, Cr, Ni, and Pb were measured at the respective concentrations of 39...
April 19, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432944/phototoxic-action-of-a-zinc-ii-phthalocyanine-encapsulated-into-poloxamine-polymeric-micelles-in-2d-and-3d-colon-carcinoma-cell-cultures
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Nicolás Chiarante, María C García Vior, Josefina Awruch, Julieta Marino, Leonor P Roguin
Photodynamic therapy is emerging as a hopeful method for the treatment of oncological diseases. In the search of novel therapeutic strategies for colorectal cancer, in this work we reported the photocytotoxic activity of a lipophilic zinc(II) phthalocyanine on a murine colon adenocarcinoma cell line (CT26 cells). The 2,9(10),16(17),23(24) tetrakis[(2-dimethylamino)ethylsulfanyl]phthalocyaninatozinc(II), named Pc9, was encapsulated into Tetronic® 1107 polymeric poloxamine micelles (T1107) and assayed in 2D and 3D cell cultures...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432937/subantibiotic-dose-of-azithromycin-attenuates-alveolar-bone-destruction-and-improves-trabecular-microarchitectures-in-a-rat-model-of-experimental-periodontitis-a-study-using-micro-computed-tomography
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Hye-Shin Park, Yong Sun Lee, Eun-Young Choi, Jeom-Il Choi, In Soon Choi, Sung-Jo Kim
Azithromycin, a macrolide antibiotic, has anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory activities apart from its antibacterial properties. In this study, we examined the efficacy of subantibiotic dose of azithromycin on ligature-induced periodontitis in rats using micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) imaging and bone parameter analysis. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were allocated to the following four groups: non-ligation (NL) group; ligation-only (L) group; ligation-plus-subantibiotic dose azithromycin (SA) group; and 4) ligation-plus-antibiotic dose azithromycin (AA) group...
April 19, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432829/trabecular-mapping-leveraging-geometric-morphometrics-for-analyses-of-trabecular-structure
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Adam D Sylvester, Claire E Terhune
OBJECTIVES: Trabecular microstructure of limb bone epiphyses has been used to elucidate the relationship between skeletal form and behavior among mammals. Such studies have often relied on the analysis of a single volume of interest (VOI). Here we present a method for evaluating variation in bone microstructure across articular surfaces by leveraging sliding semilandmarks. METHODS: Two samples were used to demonstrate the proposed methodology and test the hypothesis that microstructural variables are homogeneously distributed: tali from two ape genera (Pan and Pongo, n = 9) and modern human distal femora (n = 10)...
April 22, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432795/validation-of-sun-exposure-reported-annually-against-interim-self-report-and-daily-sun-diaries
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Laura King, Fan Xiang, Ashwin Swaminathan, Keith Dear, Simone L Harrison, Ingrid van der Mei, Michael G Kimlin, Catherine D'Este, Robyn M Lucas
Data on personal sun exposure over a period exceeding the immediate past days or weeks is typically self-reported in brief questionnaire items. The validity of such self-reporting of longer-term personal sun exposure, e.g. over a year, including detail on variation across seasons, has not previously been investigated. In a volunteer sample (n = 331) of Australian adults age 18 years and over, we assessed the 12-month reliability of sun exposure reported separately for each season, and its accuracy compared to a daily sun diary in the same season...
April 22, 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432792/monte-carlo-study-of-the-chamber-phantom-air-gap-effect-in-a-magnetic-field
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Daniel J O'Brien, Gabriel O Sawakuchi
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine the effect of sub-millimeter air gaps that may exist between an ionization chamber and solid phantoms when measurements are performed in a magnetic field. METHODS: Geant4 Monte Carlo simulations were performed using a model of a PTW 30013 Farmer chamber in a water phantom. Symmetrical and asymmetrical air gaps of various thicknesses were modeled surrounding the chamber, and the dose to the air cavity of the chamber was scored in each case...
April 22, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432791/immediate-versus-delayed-postpartum-insertion-of-contraceptive-implant-for-contraception
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REVIEW
Jen Sothornwit, Yuthapong Werawatakul, Srinaree Kaewrudee, Pisake Lumbiganon, Malinee Laopaiboon
BACKGROUND: The spacing of pregnancies has a positive impact on maternal and newborn health. The progestin contraceptive implant, which is a long-acting, reversible method of contraception, has a well-established low failure rate that is compatible with tubal sterilization. The standard provision of contraceptive methods on the first postpartum visit may put some women at risk of unintended pregnancy, either due to loss to follow-up or having sexual intercourse prior to receiving contraception...
April 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432672/para-atrial-non-acute-mediastinal-hematoma-after-left-atrial-maze-procedure-mimicking-tumor-in-a-patient-with-treated-melanoma
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G Schaiberger, D Pucar, V Patel, B Bateson, H Williams, W Bates
INTRODUCTION: The Cox Maze III procedure is considered the gold standard open surgical procedure for management of atrial fibrillation. This article outlines a unique case of a para-atrial mediastinal hematoma following a bilateral thoracoscopic left atrial Maze procedure mimicking malignancy. REPORT: A 60-year-old male, with past history of melanoma, underwent bilateral thoracoscopic left atrial mini maze procedure with radiofrequency energy and exclusion of the left atrial appendage...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432581/comparison-of-immediate-versus-deferred-intravitreal-bevacizumab-in-macular-oedema-due-to-branch-retinal-vein-occlusion-a-pilot-study
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M A Khan, Varakutti Mallika, Dattakiran Joshi
PURPOSE: To compare visual and anatomical recovery of immediate versus deferred intravitreal Bevacizumab for the treatment of macular oedema secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO). METHODS: In a pilot study, 40 treatment naïve patients of branch retinal vein occlusion with macular oedema and vision 6/12 or less presenting within one month of onset were randomised into 2 groups (20 each) to receive either immediate intravitreal Bevacizumab or deferred (after 3 months of observation)...
April 21, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432370/the-threshold-temperature-and-lag-effects-on-daily-excess-mortality-in-harbin-china-a-time-series-analysis
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Hanlu Gao, Li Lan, Chao Yang, Jian Wang, Yashuang Zhao
BACKGROUND: A large number of studies have reported the relationship between ambient temperature and mortality. However, few studies have focused on the effects of high temperatures on cardio-cerebrovascular diseases mortality (CCVDM) and their acute events (ACCVDM). OBJECTIVE: To assess the threshold temperature and time lag effects on daily excess mortality in Harbin, China. METHODS: A generalized additive model (GAM) with a Poisson distribution was used to investigate the relative risk of mortality for each 1 °C increase above the threshold temperature and their time lag effects in Harbin, China...
April 2017: International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432334/regulation-of-viral-gene-expression-by-duck-enteritis-virus-ul54
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Chaoyue Liu, Anchun Cheng, Mingshu Wang, Shun Chen, Renyong Jia, Dekang Zhu, Mafeng Liu, Kunfeng Sun, Qiao Yang, Ying Wu, Xinxin Zhao, Xiaoyue Chen
Duck enteritis virus (DEV) UL54 is a homologue of human herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) ICP27, which plays essential regulatory roles during infection. Our previous studies indicated that DEV UL54 is an immediate-early protein that can shuttle between the nucleus and the cytoplasm. In the present study, we found that UL54-deleted DEV (DEV-ΔUL54) exhibits growth kinetics, a plaque size and a viral DNA copy number that are significantly different from those of its parent wild-type virus (DEV-LoxP) and the revertant (DEV-ΔUL54 (Revertant))...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432285/nod1-modulates-il-10-signalling-in-human-dendritic-cells
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Theresa Neuper, Kornelia Ellwanger, Harald Schwarz, Thomas A Kufer, Albert Duschl, Jutta Horejs-Hoeck
NOD1 belongs to the family of NOD-like receptors, which is a group of well-characterised, cytosolic pattern-recognition receptors. The best-studied function of NOD-like receptors is their role in generating immediate pro-inflammatory and antimicrobial responses by detecting specific bacterial peptidoglycans or by responding to cellular stress and danger-associated molecules. The present study describes a regulatory, peptidoglycan-independent function of NOD1 in anti-inflammatory immune responses. We report that, in human dendritic cells, NOD1 balances IL-10-induced STAT1 and STAT3 activation by a SOCS2-dependent mechanism, thereby suppressing the tolerogenic dendritic cell phenotype...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432268/clinical-outcomes-after-delayed-thyroid-surgery-in-patients-with-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma
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Min Ji Jeon, Won Gu Kim, Hyemi Kwon, Mijin Kim, Suyeon Park, Hye-Seon Oh, Minkyu Han, Tae-Yon Sung, Ki-Wook Chung, Suck Joon Hong, Tae Yong Kim, Young-Kee Shong, Won Bae Kim
OBJECTIVE: Active surveillance is an option for patients with papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC). However, the long-term clinical outcomes after delayed surgery remain unclear. We compared the long-term clinical outcomes of PTMC patients according to the time interval between initial diagnosis and surgery. DESIGN & METHODS: In this individual risk factor-matched cohort study, PTMC patients were classified into three groups according to the delay period: ≤ 6 months, 6-12 months, and > 12 months...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432174/postintervention-acute-opsoclonus-myoclonus-syndrome
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Annelise Aquilina, Nicola Dingli, Josanne Aquilina
Opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome (OMS) is a rare, neurological condition affecting 1 in 10 000 000 people annually. Opsoclonus, defined as involuntary rapid, multivectorial oscillations of the eyes, together with ataxia and myoclonus are usually present. OMS may be paraneoplastic: often associated with occult neuroblastoma in childhood and with breast carcinoma or small cell lung carcinoma in adults. Other aetiologies include viral or toxic agents. The pathogenesis is thought to be immune mediated. A 37-year-old woman with previous inflammatory cranial mononeuropathies was admitted for elective dilatation and curettage (D&C)...
April 21, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432115/effects-of-exercise-on-vascular-function-structure-and-health-in-humans
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Daniel J Green, Kurt J Smith
Physical activity has profound impacts on the vasculature in humans. Acute exercise induces immediate changes in artery function, whereas repeated episodic bouts of exercise induce chronic functional adaptation and, ultimately, structural arterial remodeling. The nature of these changes in function and structure are dependent on the characteristics of the training load and may be modulated by other factors such as exercise-induced inflammation and oxidative stress. The clinical implications of these physiological adaptations are profound...
April 21, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432049/randomized-controlled-trial-of-different-aspirin-regimens-for-reduction-of-niacin-induced-flushing
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Sahil S Banka, Rosy Thachil, Alexander Levine, Hsin Lin, Haytham Kaafarani, Jarone Lee
PURPOSE: Results of a study to test the hypothesis that taking niacin simultaneously with different forms of aspirin would reduce the occurrence of niacin-induced flushing are reported. METHODS: Traditionally, taking enteral absorbed aspirin 30 minutes before a niacin dose has been shown to reduce flushing by 30-50% relative to nonuse of aspirin. The objective of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of enteral absorbed and orally dissolved aspirin, taken at the same time as niacin, in reducing the frequency of moderate-to-severe flushing...
April 21, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432039/simulation-training-evaluating-the-instructor-s-contribution-to-a-wizard-of-oz-simulator-in-obstetrics-and-gynecology-ultrasound-training
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Aric Katz, Ronnie Tepper, Avraham Shtub
BACKGROUND: Workplaces today demand graduates who are prepared with field-specific knowledge, advanced social skills, problem-solving skills, and integration capabilities. Meeting these goals with didactic learning (DL) is becoming increasingly difficult. Enhanced training methods that would better prepare tomorrow's graduates must be more engaging and game-like, such as feedback based e-learning or simulation-based training, while saving time. Empirical evidence regarding the effectiveness of advanced learning methods is lacking...
April 21, 2017: JMIR Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432019/feasibility-of-mini-tablets-as-a-flexible-drug-delivery-tool
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Biplob Mitra, Jessica Chang, Sy-Juen Wu, Chad N Wolfe, Robert L Ternik, Thomas Z Gunter, Michael C Victor
Mini-tablets have potential applications as a flexible drug delivery tool in addition to their generally perceived use as multi-particulates. That is, mini-tablets could provide flexibility in dose finding studies and/or allow for combination therapies in the clinic. Moreover, mini-tablets with well controlled quality attributes could be a prudent choice for administering solid dosage forms as a single unit or composite of multiple mini-tablets in patient populations with swallowing difficulties (e.g., pediatric and geriatric populations)...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431900/-quality-of-initial-trauma-care-in-paediatrics
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Vicente Ibáñez Pradas, Rut Pérez Montejano
INTRODUCTION: Trauma care in Spain is not provided in specific centres, which means that health professionals have limited contact to trauma patients. After the setting up of a training program in paediatric trauma, the aim of this study was to evaluate the quality of the initial care provided to these patients before they were admitted to the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of a third level hospital (trauma centre), as an indirect measurement of the increase in the number of health professionals trained in trauma...
April 18, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
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