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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349018/open-4-compartment-fasciotomy-for-chronic-exertional-compartment-syndrome-of-the-leg
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Amos Z Dai, Michael Zacchilli, Neha Jejurikar, Hien Pham, Laith Jazrawi
Chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) is a significant source of lower extremity pain and morbidity in the athletic population. Although endoscopic techniques have been introduced, open fasciotomy remains the mainstay of surgical treatment because of the paucity of evidence in support of an endoscopic approach. The literature on surgical management of CECS is mixed, and overall success rates are modest at best. Optimizing surgical technique, including prevention of neurovascular injury and wound complications, can make a significant impact on the clinical outcome...
December 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344777/giant-cell-arteritis-practical-pearls-and-updates
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REVIEW
Swati Pradeep, Jonathan H Smith
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to summarize recent updates and distill practical points from the literature which can be applied to the care of patients with suspected and confirmed giant cell arteritis (GCA). RECENT FINDINGS: Contemporary thinking implicates a fundamental failure of T regulatory cell function in GCA pathophysiology, representing opportunity for novel therapeutic avenues. Tocilizumab has become the first Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment for GCA following demonstration of efficacy and safety in a phase 3 clinical trial...
January 17, 2018: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333023/nivolumab-pearls-of-evidence
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REVIEW
Pratishtha B Chaudhari
Purpose: Nivolumab is one of the most extensively studied immune checkpoint inhibitors across various tumor types. In this narrative review, the current clinical efficacy and safety data of anti-programmed death-1 (PD-1) nivolumab for nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and renal cell cancer (RCC) are elucidated. Methods: Systematic search was done on Pubmed, Medline, Embase, Web of Knowledge, and Cochrane Central through September 2016 for controlled prospective interventional studies of nivolumab across two indications - NSCLC and RCC...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320333/prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-pet-clinical-utility-in-prostate-cancer-normal-patterns-pearls-and-pitfalls
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Michael S Hofman, Rodney J Hicks, Tobias Maurer, Matthias Eiber
Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is a transmembrane glycoprotein that is overexpressed in prostate cancer. Radiolabeled small molecules that bind with high affinity to its active extracellular center have emerged as a potential new diagnostic standard of reference for prostate cancer, resulting in images with extraordinary tumor-to-background contrast. Currently, gallium 68 (68Ga)-PSMA-11 (or HBED-PSMA) is the most widely used radiotracer for PSMA positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) or PSMA PET/magnetic resonance (MR) imaging...
January 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314260/approach-to-the-jewelry-aficionado
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Lauren A Ivey, Brittanya A Limone, Sharon E Jacob
Children's and teens' frequent use of inexpensive "costume" jewelry exposes them to a variety of contact allergens. Greater use heightens the risk of developing allergic contact dermatitis, especially in the setting of body piercings. Several clinical pearls, prevention strategies, and avoidance alternatives are provided in this article to guide clinicians and patients in the management of jewelry-related allergic contact dermatitis.
January 4, 2018: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309444/implementing-patient-reported-outcome-measures-in-your-practice-pearls-and-pitfalls
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Emily M Brook, Kimberly M Glerum, Laurence D Higgins, Elizabeth G Matzkin
Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are an important component of health outcomes assessment. Preoperative and postoperative measurement of patient-reported pain, functionality, and quality of life offers many benefits to orthopedic surgeons in all practice settings. PROM data are used in research and have many other applications. Providers can use PROM data to measure the individual or institutional recovery trajectory for any surgical procedure, and patients can actively engage in their recovery after a procedure by learning about its expected outcomes...
November 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288545/a-randomized-trial-of-lorcaserin-and-lifestyle-counseling-for-maintaining-weight-loss-achieved-with-a-low-calorie-diet
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Jena Shaw Tronieri, Thomas A Wadden, Robert I Berkowitz, Ariana M Chao, Rebecca L Pearl, Naji Alamuddin, Sharon M Leonard, Ray Carvajal, Zayna M Bakizada, Emilie Pinkasavage, Kathryn A Gruber, Olivia A Walsh, Nasreen Alfaris
OBJECTIVE: Improving the maintenance of lost weight remains a critical challenge, which can be addressed by long-term behavioral and/or pharmacological interventions. METHODS: This study investigated the efficacy of combined behavioral and pharmacological treatment in facilitating weight loss maintenance (WLM) in 137 adults (86.1% female; 68.6% black; BMI = 37.0 ± 5.6 kg/m2 ) who had lost ≥ 5% of initial weight during a 14-week low-calorie diet (LCD) program (mean = 9...
December 29, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288262/rate-or-rhythm-control-of-atrial-fibrillation-pearls-for-the-internist
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Weiting Huang, Felix Yj Keng, Chi Keong Ching
Atrial fibrillation is an epidemic in Asia that is increasingly prevalent. Apart from stroke risk stratification and management of anticoagulation, physicians managing this group of patients also need to determine an optimal strategy in terms of rate or rhythm control. With new techniques of catheter ablation to maintain patients in sinus rhythm, patients with atrial fibrillation now have more options for treatment, on top of pharmacological methods. This paper aims to review the current evidence for rate and rhythm control in both general patients and subgroups of interest commonly encountered in clinical practices such as obesity, heart failure and thyroid disease...
November 2017: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259325/clinical-characteristics-and-molecular-epidemiology-of-hepatitis-e-in-shenzhen-china-a-shift-toward-foodborne-transmission-of-hepatitis-e-virus-infection
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Siddharth Sridhar, Simon Kf Lo, Fanfan Xing, Jin Yang, Haiyan Ye, Jasper Fw Chan, Jade Ll Teng, Chuan Huang, Cyril Cy Yip, Susanna Kp Lau, Patrick Cy Woo
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is the most common cause of acute viral hepatitis in China. Recently, a shift in molecular epidemiology from hepatitis E genotype 1 (HEV-1) to hepatitis E genotype 4 (HEV-4) has been observed in Northern China, marking a switch from human-to-human transmission to zoonosis. However, similar data from cities in Southern China are lacking. This observational study of human hepatitis E cases in Shenzhen, a metropolitan city in the Pearl River Delta region, aimed to describe the clinical features and molecular epidemiology of hepatitis E in Southern China...
December 20, 2017: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250979/pharmacokinetic-drug-evaluation-of-ulipristal-acetate-for-the-treatment-of-uterine-fibroids
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Simone Ferrero, Valerio Gaetano Vellone, Fabio Barra
Uterine fibroids are the most common form of benign gynecological tumors in women of reproductive ages. Although surgery is the main option to treat them, alternative pharmacological approaches are being investigated to control their symptoms. Among them, ulipristal acetate (UPA) has been the first selective progesterone-receptor modulator (SPRM) approved for the pre-operative and long-term treatment of uterine fibroids. Areas covered: The aim of this article is to review the literature on the pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics (PK), clinical efficacy and safety of UPA for the treatment of uterine fibroids...
January 2018: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247482/commonalities-in-epileptogenic-processes-from-different-acute-brain-insults-do-they-translate
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REVIEW
Pavel Klein, Raymond Dingledine, Eleonora Aronica, Christophe Bernard, Ingmar Blümcke, Detlev Boison, Martin J Brodie, Amy R Brooks-Kayal, Jerome Engel, Patrick A Forcelli, Lawrence J Hirsch, Rafal M Kaminski, Henrik Klitgaard, Katja Kobow, Daniel H Lowenstein, Phillip L Pearl, Asla Pitkänen, Noora Puhakka, Michael A Rogawski, Dieter Schmidt, Matti Sillanpää, Robert S Sloviter, Christian Steinhäuser, Annamaria Vezzani, Matthew C Walker, Wolfgang Löscher
The most common forms of acquired epilepsies arise following acute brain insults such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, or central nervous system infections. Treatment is effective for only 60%-70% of patients and remains symptomatic despite decades of effort to develop epilepsy prevention therapies. Recent preclinical efforts are focused on likely primary drivers of epileptogenesis, namely inflammation, neuron loss, plasticity, and circuit reorganization. This review suggests a path to identify neuronal and molecular targets for clinical testing of specific hypotheses about epileptogenesis and its prevention or modification...
December 15, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242937/paclitaxel-with-and-without-pazopanib-for-persistent-or-recurrent-ovarian-cancer-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Debra L Richardson, Michael W Sill, Robert L Coleman, Anil K Sood, Michael L Pearl, Siobhan M Kehoe, Michael E Carney, Parviz Hanjani, Linda Van Le, Xun C Zhou, Angeles Alvarez Secord, Heidi J Gray, Lisa M Landrum, Heather A Lankes, Wei Hu, Carol Aghajanian
Importance: Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of gynecologic cancer deaths in the United States. Pazopanib is an oral, multitarget kinase inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor receptors 1, 2, and 3; platelet-derived growth factor receptors α and β; and proto-oncogene receptor tyrosine kinase (c-KIT). Objective: To estimate the progression-free survival (PFS) hazard ratio (HR) of weekly paclitaxel and pazopanib compared with weekly paclitaxel and placebo in women with recurrent ovarian cancer...
December 14, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241101/marjolin-s-ulcer-in-a-20-years-old-split-thickness-skin-graft-on-the-knee-a-case-report
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Iselin Saltvig, Steen H Matzen
OBJECTIVE: Marjolin's Ulcer (MU) is a rare cutaneous neoplasm arising in cikatrical tissue. Due to its typical clinical presentation as a non-healing lesion in scar tissue, the diagnosis can be delayed and even overlooked. METHODS AND RESULTS: We present the case of an elderly woman who developed an ulcerated, exophytic lesion in a split thickness skin graft (STSG) on the lateral aspect of the left knee. Histology showed a radically excised highly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) with keratine pearls and a component of basocellular carcinoma (BCC)...
December 5, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232428/clinical-pearl-a-simple-and-effective-technique-for-improving-surgical-closures-for-the-early-learning-resident
#14
Sonal A Parikh, Brett Sloan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224512/analytical-validation-of-cardiac-troponin-i-assays-in-horses
#15
Tanya M Rossi, Peter A Kavsak, M Grant Maxie, David L Pearl, W Glen Pyle, Peter W Physick-Sheard
Human cardiac troponin I (cTnI) assays have been used in equine medicine, often without prior analytical validation for equine use. In the absence of appropriate validation, the clinical significance of assay results is uncertain and can lead to misdiagnosis. We followed the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology guidelines and investigated linearity, precision, limit of quantification (LoQ), and comparative recovery for 6 commercial cTnI assays developed for use in human medicine. Clinically acceptable linearity was observed in assays A-D, whereas assay E did not detect equine cTnI in any sample...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190158/integrating-interprofessional-education-and-cultural-competency-training-to-address-health-disparities
#16
Pearl Anna McElfish, Ramey Moore, Bill Buron, Jonell Hudson, Christopher R Long, Rachel S Purvis, Thomas K Schulz, Brett Rowland, T Scott Warmack
PROBLEM: Many U.S. medical schools have accreditation requirements for interprofessional education and training in cultural competency, yet few programs have developed programs to meet both of these requirements simultaneously. Furthermore, most training programs to address these requirements are broad in nature and do not focus on addressing health disparities. The lack of integration may reduce the students' ability to apply the knowledge learned. Innovative programs that combine these two learning objectives and focus on disenfranchised communities are needed to train the next generation of health professionals...
November 30, 2017: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178709/determination-of-polymerization-shrinkage-of-different-composites-using-a-photoelastic-method
#17
Inga Rullman, Michael Patyna, Bram Janssen, Brita Willershausen
PURPOSE: To investigate the polymerization shrinkage stress of different low viscous bulk composites (SDR, Venus Bulk Fill, X-tra Base, Filtek Bulk Fill) in comparison to a conventional flowable composite (Filtek Supreme XTE Flow) and to high viscous bulk and conventional composites (Filtek Supreme XTE, GrandioSO, Tetric EvoCeram, Tetric EvoCeram BulkFill, Venus Diamond, Venus Pearl), as well as to an experimental composite (Ormocer) and a sonic-activated bulk fill composite (Sonicfill), by means of photoelastic investigation...
February 2017: American Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168169/response-to-clobazam-in-continuous-spike-wave-during-sleep
#18
Clemente Vega, Ivan Sánchez Fernández, Jurriaan Peters, Maria S Thome-Souza, Michele Jackson, Masanori Takeoka, Greta N Wilkening, Phillip L Pearl, Kevin Chapman, Tobias Loddenkemper
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of clobazam treatment in reducing epileptiform discharges and modifying neuropsychological function in continuous spike-wave during slow wave sleep. METHOD: We performed a prospective clinical trial in patients with continuous spike-wave during sleep aged 4 to 10 years. Patients underwent neuropsychological assessment and overnight electroencephalographic monitoring before treatment, and subsequent repeat assessment and overnight electroencephalographic monitoring 3 months after treatment...
November 23, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166132/imaging-of-iatrogenic-esophageal-injuries-using-optimized-ct-esophageal-leak-protocol-pearls-and-pitfalls
#19
Rachna Madan, Olga Laur, Breland Crudup, Latia Peavy, Brett W Carter
Iatrogenic injury to the esophagus is a serious complication which is increasingly seen in clinical practice secondary to expansion and greater acceptability of surgical and endoscopic esophageal procedures. Morbidity and mortality following such injury is high. This is mostly due to an inflammatory response to gastric contents in the mediastinum, and the negative intra-thoracic pressures that may further draw out esophageal contents into the mediastinum leading to mediastinitis. Subsequently, pulmonary complications such as pneumonia or abscess may ensue leading to rapid clinical deterioration...
November 22, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156059/clinical-pearl-the-rule-of-8
#20
Kevin Lu Shen, Amit R Bhatt
Preschool-aged children typically perform worse than 20/20 on visual acuity testing in the absence of ocular or visual pathway abnormalities due to non-ocular issues, including concentration, cooperation, and/or confidence. As a result, vision screening for this age group can be a challenge. The "Rule of 8" is an easy-to-remember, highly effective mnemonic that clinicians can use to help differentiate children who are performing visual acuity testing at age-appropriate levels from those who may need further evaluation...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
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