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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922068/changes-in-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness-after-multiple-injections-of-novel-vegf-decoy-receptor-conbercept-for-various-retinal-diseases
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Zhihua Zhang, Xiaolu Yang, Huiyi Jin, Yuan Qu, Yuan Zhang, Kun Liu, Xun Xu
Conbercept is a recombinant fusion protein with high affinity for all vascular endothelial growth factor isoforms and placental growth factor. The repeated intravitreal injection of conbercept may cause intraocular pressure (IOP) fluctuations and long-term suppression of neurotrophic cytokines, which could lead to retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) damage. This retrospective fellow-eye controlled study included 98 eyes of 49 patients. The changes in IOP and RNFL thickness as well as the correlation between RNFL changes and associated factors were evaluated...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922030/histamine-2-receptor-antagonist-cannot-prevent-recurrent-peptic-ulcers-in-patients-with-atherosclerotic-diseases-who-receive-platelet-adp-receptor-antagonist-monotherapy-a-randomized-controlled-double-blind-and-double-dummy-trial
#2
Ping-I Hsu, Deng-Chyang Wu, Feng-Woei Tsay, Jin-Shiung Cheng, Chun-Peng Liu, Kwok-Hung Lai, Wen-Chi Chen, Huay-Min Wang, Tzung-Jiun Tsai, Kuo-Wang Tsai, Sung-Shuo Kao
OBJECTIVES: Proton pump inhibitor can effectively prevent recurrent peptic ulcers among atherosclerotic patients receiving clopidogrel monotherapy. However, the interaction between proton pump inhibitors and clopidogrel has raised concerns over the safety of combined use of the two medicines in clinical practice. The aims of this randomized-controlled, double-blind and double-dummy trial were to investigate the efficacy of histamine-2 receptor antagonist (H2RA) in the prevention of recurrent peptic ulcer in patients undergoing thienopyridine monotherapy...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921992/the-hubble-trial-haemorrhoidal-artery-ligation-hal-versus-rubber-band-ligation-rbl-for-symptomatic-second-and-third-degree-haemorrhoids-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-and-health-economic-evaluation
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Steven Brown, Jim Tiernan, Katie Biggs, Daniel Hind, Neil Shephard, Mike Bradburn, Allan Wailoo, Abualbishr Alshreef, Lizzie Swaby, Angus Watson, Simon Radley, Oliver Jones, Paul Skaife, Anil Agarwal, Pasquale Giordano, Marc Lamah, Mark Cartmell, Justin Davies, Omar Faiz, Karen Nugent, Andrew Clarke, Angus MacDonald, Phillip Conaghan, Paul Ziprin, Rohit Makhija
BACKGROUND: Optimal surgical intervention for low-grade haemorrhoids is unknown. Rubber band ligation (RBL) is probably the most common intervention. Haemorrhoidal artery ligation (HAL) is a novel alternative that may be more efficacious. OBJECTIVE: The comparison of HAL with RBL for the treatment of grade II/III haemorrhoids. DESIGN: A multicentre, parallel-group randomised controlled trial. PERSPECTIVE: UK NHS and Personal Social Services...
November 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921445/risk-of-neonatal-and-childhood-morbidity-among-preterm-infants-exposed-to-marijuana
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Sarah K Dotters-Katz, Marcela C Smid, Tracy A Manuck, Torri D Metz
BACKGROUND: Limited data exist regarding the neonatal and neurodevelopmental outcomes of infants exposed to marijuana (MJ) in-utero, particularly among preterm infants. We hypothesized that MJ-exposed preterm infants would have worse neonatal and childhood developmental outcomes compared to MJ-unexposed infants. METHODS: Secondary analysis of multicenter randomized-controlled trial of antenatal magnesium sulfate for prevention of cerebral palsy was conducted. Singleton non-anomalous infants delivered <35 weeks exposed to MJ in-utero were compared to MJ-unexposed...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921423/-bariatric-surgeries-at-diabetic-patients
#5
Martin Haluzík
A worldwide increase in the prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus along with accompanying chronic, in particular cardiovascular, complications represents one of the leading challenges of current medicine. Despite major advances in diabetes pharmacotherapy, bariatric surgery remains the most effective treatment of diabetes. It not only markedly decreases body weight and improves glucose control but also induces diabetes remission in a significant percentage of patients. According to current recommendations, bariatric surgery is indicated in patients with 3rd degree obesity (even without any complications) or with 2nd degree obesity with complications (e...
2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921324/statins-and-mortality-the-untold-story
#6
Michael S Kostapanos, Moses S Elisaf
Statins are first-line evidence-based drugs for the management of dyslipidaemias and to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events. However, statin clinical trials have shown marginally significant benefits on mortality, especially in the primary prevention setting. A major limitation of those trials is their relatively short follow-up. A reduced number of fatal events within a 5-year follow-up make mortality benefits unlikely to arise. This is particularly relevant for the primary prevention trials, whereby the risk of cardiovascular death is low...
December 6, 2016: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921192/actual-10-year-survivors-after-resection-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#7
Jian Zheng, Deborah Kuk, Mithat Gönen, Vinod P Balachandran, T Peter Kingham, Peter J Allen, Michael I D'Angelica, William R Jarnagin, Ronald P DeMatteo
BACKGROUND: Resection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) offers a chance of cure, but recurrence is common and survival is often limited. The clinical and pathological characteristics of long-term survivors have not been well studied. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 212 patients who underwent partial hepatectomy for HCC with curative intent from 1992 to 2006. Fifty patients who survived beyond 10 years were compared with 109 patients who died of recurrence within 10 years...
December 5, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921158/long-term-outcome-of-percutaneous-alcohol-embolization-combined-with-percutaneous-vertebroplasty-in-aggressive-vertebral-hemangiomas-with-epidural-extension
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Kévin Premat, Frédéric Clarençon, Évelyne Cormier, Jugurtha Mahtout, Raphaël Bonaccorsi, Vincent Degos, Jacques Chiras
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate, on a long-term basis, the safety and effectiveness of percutaneous alcohol embolization (PAE) combined with percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) as a sole treatment for aggressive vertebral haemangiomas (AVHs) with epidural extension. METHODS: From 1996 to 2015, 26 consecutive patients (15 women [58%] and 11 men; mean age 51.8 years [range: 19-75 years]) underwent PAE combined with PVP (performed at day 15) for the treatment of 27 AVHs with epidural extension...
December 5, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920879/recurrent-solitary-fibrous-tumor-of-lumbar-spine-with-vertebral-body-involvement-imaging-features-and-differential-diagnosis-with-report-of-a-case
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Zerwa Farooq, Zain Badar, Daniel Zaccarini, Felix B Tavernier, Anthony Mohamed, Rajiv Mangla
Solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) of the spine are exceedingly rare tumors of mesenchymal origin. Most spinal SFTs arise from the thoracic spine, followed by cervical spine, and last lumbar spine with only 6 cases reported in literature. SFTs represent a wide range of neoplasms, ranging from benign to malignant. These tumors can develop a late recurrence, even after a decade or more of initial presentation, requiring long-term follow-up. We present a case of recurrent SFT of the lumbar spine with vertebral body involvement, presenting more than a decade after initial resection...
December 2016: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920651/use-of-direct-acting-antivirals-for-the-treatment-of-hepatitis-c-virus-associated-oral-lichen-planus-a-case-report
#10
Kenji Misaka, Takashi Kishimoto, Yuji Kawahigashi, Michio Sata, Yumiko Nagao
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is frequently associated with various extrahepatic manifestations such as autoimmune features and immune complex deposit diseases. Oral lichen planus (OLP) is one of the representative extrahepatic manifestations of HCV infection. Direct-acting antivirals (DAA) are highly effective and safe for the eradication of HCV. However, there is a lack of information regarding the association between HCV-associated OLP and interferon (IFN)-free DAA therapy. Herein, we present the case of a 60-year-old female who was diagnosed with OLP during routine periodontal treatment by a dentist...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920612/long-term-clinical-toxicity-of-radiation-therapy-in-prostate-cancer-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Matthew M Gestaut, Gregory P Swanson
AIM: The study's aim was to examine the clinical impact of radiation therapy (RT) on GI toxicity in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) patients. BACKGROUND: IBD has long been considered a risk factor for increased bowel toxicity from RT; however, minimal evidence exists on patients with prostate cancer (PC) and IBD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The tumor registry was queried for patients with IBD and PC from the years 1990-2013. A retrospective review was conducted for patients who received RT...
January 2017: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920610/volumetric-image-guided-highly-conformal-radiotherapy-of-the-prostate-bed-toxicity-analysis
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Gianluca Ingrosso, Alessandra Carosi, Daniela di Cristino, Elisabetta Ponti, Andrea Lancia, Alessandra Murgia, Claudia Bruni, Pasquale Morelli, Franca Pietrasanta, Riccardo Santoni
AIM: To evaluate toxicity of high conformal image-guided radiotherapy of the prostate bed. BACKGROUND: Radiotherapy of the prostate bed has a pivotal role in the post-operative and salvage settings, but few clinical data are available on the use of daily image guidance in combination with highly conformal techniques, and data on long-term results are lacking. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed 118 patients irradiated on the prostate bed using conformal plans processed with a micro-multileaf collimator, and daily checking treatment set-up with a cone-beam CT system...
January 2017: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920565/electrochemotherapy-induces-apoptotic-death-in-melanoma-metastases-a-histologic-and-immunohistochemical-investigation
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Laura Bigi, Giovanna Galdo, Anna Maria Cesinaro, Cristina Vaschieri, Alessandra Marconi, Carlo Pincelli, Fabrizio Fantini
BACKGROUND: Electrochemotherapy (ECT) is increasingly used in the treatment of primary and secondary skin tumors, but little is known about the pathologic mechanism responsible for tumor cell destruction in humans. Knowledge of detailed mechanism of host response after ECT may improve the treatment efficacy related to patient selection and technique refinements. AIM: The aim of the study was to investigate the histopathology and mechanism of cell death after ECT in cutaneous melanoma metastases...
2016: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920484/psychological-effects-of-colorectal-cancer-screening-participants-vs-individuals-not-invited
#14
Benedicte Kirkøen, Paula Berstad, Edoardo Botteri, Linn Bernklev, Badboni El-Safadi, Geir Hoff, Thomas de Lange, Tomm Bernklev
AIM: To investigate the possible long-term psychological harm of participating in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in Norway. METHODS: In a prospective, randomized trial, 14294 participants (aged 50-74 years) were invited to either flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS) screening, or a faecal immunochemical test (FIT) (1:1). In total, 4422 screening participants (32%) completed the questionnaire, which consisted of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and the SF-12, a generic health-related quality of life (HRQOL) measurement, when invited to screening and one year after the invitation...
November 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920342/experimentally-induced-preterm-birth-in-sheep-following-a-clinical-course-of-antenatal-betamethasone-effects-on-growth-and-long-term-survival
#15
Vivian B Nguyen, Robert De Matteo, Richard Harding, Aneta Stefanidis, Graeme R Polglase, M Jane Black
Preterm births account for approximately 10% of births worldwide, with the majority (∼80%) being moderate preterm. Our aim was to determine the effects of moderate preterm birth on survival and long-term growth of male and female offspring using an ovine model of preterm birth that was preceded by a clinically relevant dose of corticosteroids. Ewes were induced to deliver preterm or at term; those assigned to deliver preterm were administered antenatal betamethasone (11.4 mg, 2 doses, 24 hours apart). The growth (body weight and body dimensions) of offspring was monitored to adulthood (62 weeks) when the animals were humanely killed for organ collection...
December 5, 2016: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919928/impact-of-surgical-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-on-the-progression-of-tricuspid-regurgitation-and-right-sided-heart-remodeling-after-mitral-valve-surgery-a-propensity-score-matching-analysis
#16
Jiangang Wang, Jie Han, Yan Li, Qing Ye, Fei Meng, Tiange Luo, Baiyu Tian, Haibo Zhang, Yixin Jia, Wen Zeng, Chunlei Xu, Wei Han, Yuqing Jiao, Xu Meng
BACKGROUND: This study assessed the role of surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) in decreasing tricuspid regurgitation (TR) and right-sided heart remodeling in patients after mitral valve procedure. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between 1994 and 2014, 1568 consecutive patients with AF undergoing mitral valve procedure were identified. In 26.0% (n=408), surgical ablation of AF was used. Propensity-score matching (PSM) was performed on the basis of 41 known perioperative risk variables...
December 5, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919771/the-initiation-of-chronic-opioids-a-survey-of-chronic-pain-patients-characterizing-chronic-opioid-use
#17
Catherine E Callinan, Mark D Neuman, Kim E Lacy, Claudia Gabison, Michael A Ashburn
: This study reports the results of a researcher-administered survey with 115 patients receiving chronic opioid therapy (>90 days) to obtain information regarding how chronic opioid therapy was started. Chronic opioids were started following surgery (27.0%; 95% CI:18.5-35.5) or for the treatment of acute injury-related pain (27.0%; 95% CI:18.5-35.5). Many who initiated opioid therapy after surgery reported post-operative complications (61.3%; 95% CI:50.8-71.8) and many with injury-related pain reported follow-up corrective surgery (58...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919762/minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-versus-percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy-revision-surgery-for-the-recurrent-herniation-after-microendoscopic-discectomy
#18
Yuan Yao, Huiyu Zhang, Junlong Wu, Huan Liu, Zhengfeng Zhang, Yu Tang, Yue Zhou
BACKGROUND: Most patients suffering from the recurrence of microendoscopic discectomy (MED) need to receive revision surgery. Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) and percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) are common operative methods for MED recurrence, whereas no study has been made to compare the clinical outcomes of these two surgical methods as revision surgery for MED recurrence. METHODS: 105 patients who underwent either MIS-TLIF (58 cases) or PELD (47 cases) for revision of MED recurrence were included in this study...
December 2, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919727/patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-cats-felis-catus-50-cases-2000-2015
#19
A Bascuñán, K M Thieman Mankin, A B Saunders, J M Bright, V Scharf, A Singh, L O'Sullivan, B Brisson, A H Estrada, S P Tou, C Ruoff
OBJECTIVES: To describe signalment, clinical characteristics, diagnostic, treatment, and outcome data in a large case series of cats with patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). ANIMALS: Fifty cats with confirmed PDA. METHODS: Retrospective review of medical records from five referral veterinary hospitals for cats with PDA between 2000 and 2015. Cats were included if a PDA was visualized echocardiographically, during surgery, or on post-mortem examination...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919610/renal-artery-stenosis-in-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease-prevalence-risk-factors-and-long-term-prognosis
#20
V Aboyans, I Desormais, J Magne, G Morange, D Mohty, P Lacroix
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The objective was to determine the prevalence and clinical determinants of renal artery stenosis (RAS) in patients undergoing digital subtraction angiography (DSA) for the assessment of peripheral artery disease (PAD), and to evaluate its prognostic significance. METHODS: All DSAs performed from January 2000 to January 2006 were retrospectively reviewed for assessment of PAD in patients naive for any prior revascularisation of lower-limb arteries...
December 2, 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
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