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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679771/extracorporeal-photopheresis-improves-survival-in-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-patients-with-bronchiolitis-obliterans-syndrome-without-significantly-impacting-measured-pulmonary-functions
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Mehrdad Hefazi, Kimberly J Langer, Nandita Khera, Jill Adamski, Vivek Roy, Jeffrey L Winters, Dennis A Gastineau, Eapen K Jacob, Justin D Kreuter, Manish J Gandhi, William J Hogan, Mark R Litzow, Shahrukh K Hashmi, Hemang Yadav, Vivek N Iyer, J P Scott, Mark E Wylam, Rodrigo Cartin-Ceba, Mrinal M Patnaik
We carried out the first matched retrospective cohort study aimed at studying the safety and efficacy of extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) for bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) following allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). Medical records of 1325 consecutive adult patients who underwent HCT between 2005 and 2015 were reviewed. Seventy-four patients (median age, 51 years) with a diagnosis of BOS were included in the study. After propensity-score matching for BOS severity, 26 patients who underwent ≥3 months of ECP were matched to 26 non-ECP-treated patients, who were assigned an index date corresponding to the ECP start date for their matched pairs...
April 18, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679186/impact-of-an-additional-right-pulmonary-vein-on-second-generation-cryoballoon-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-a-propensity-matched-score-study
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Ken Takarada, Erwin Ströker, Juan-Pablo Abugattas, Valentina de Regibus, Hugo-Enrique Coutiño, Ian Lusoc, Lucio Capulzini, Juan Sieira, Giacomo Mugnai, Francesca Salghetti, Rajin Choudhury, Saverio Iacopino, Carlo de Asmundis, Pedro Brugada, Gian-Battista Chierchia
PURPOSE: Cryoballoon (CB) technology in the context of anatomical pulmonary vein (PV) variants might hypothetically hamper successful PV isolation (PVI). Our aim was to assess the impact of a right middle PV (RMPV) in the setting of second-generation cryoballoon (CB advance-CB-A), on procedural parameters and on mid-term follow-up. METHODS: Consecutive patients with AF presenting RMPV (RMPV+) at the pre-procedural computed tomography who underwent PVI by CB-A were enrolled...
April 21, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679151/comparisons-of-the-surgical-outcomes-and-medical-costs-between-transferred-and-directly-admitted-patients-diagnosed-with-intestinal-obstruction-in-an-american-tertiary-referral-center
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Xian Hua Gao, Hanumant Chouhan, Emre Gorgun, Luca Stocchi, Gokhan Ozuner
PURPOSE: Intestinal obstruction is a leading cause of patient mortality and the most common reason for emergent operation in colorectal surgery. The influence of inter-hospital transfer on patients' outcomes varies greatly in different diseases. We aimed to compare the surgical outcomes and medical costs between transferred and directly admitted patients diagnosed with intestinal obstruction in an American tertiary referral center. METHODS: All intestinal obstruction patients operated in Cleveland Clinic from Jan 2012 to Dec 2016 were collected from a prospectively maintained database...
April 20, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678784/feasibility-safety-and-efficacy-of-a-novel-pre-shaped-nitinol-esophageal-deviator-to-successfully-deflect-the-esophagus-and-ablate-left-atrium-without-esophageal-temperature-rise-during-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-the-deflect-gut-study
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Valay Parikh, Vijay Swarup, Jacob Hantla, Venkat Vuddanda, Tawseef Dar, Bharath Yarlagadda, Luigi Di Biase, Amin Al-Ahmad, Andrea Natale, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy
BACKGROUND: Esophageal thermal injury is a feared complication of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for atrial fibrillation (AF). Rise in luminal esophageal temperature (LET) limits the ability to deliver RF energy on posterior wall of LA. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this registry was to evaluate feasibility, safety and efficacy of a mechanical esophageal deviation (ED) tool during AF ablation. METHODS: We evaluated 687 patients who underwent RFA for AF...
April 17, 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678529/total-mesorectal-excision-versus-local-excision-after-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-in-rectal-cancer-with-lymph-node-metastasis-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Young Seob Shin, Jin-Hong Park, Sang Min Yoon, Jin Cheon Kim, Chang Sik Yu, Seok-Byung Lim, In Ja Park, Tae Won Kim, Yong Sang Hong, Kyu-Pyo Kim, Eun Kyung Choi, Seung Do Ahn, Sang-Wook Lee, Jong Hoon Kim
PURPOSE: To determine whether local excision (LE) outcomes were comparable to total mesorectal excision (TME) outcomes in node-positive (cN+) rectal cancer patients who were good responders. METHODS AND MATERIALS: This retrospective study included clinical T2-3 and cN+ low rectal cancer patient who received preoperative chemoradiotherapy (PCRT) followed by TME or LE. Clinical stage T1 or T4 tumors, upper-to-middle rectal tumors (>7 cm from anal verge), and synchronous distant metastases were excluded...
March 6, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677070/heavy-alcohol-use-among-deceased-donors-does-not-impact-recipient-outcomes-after-liver-transplantation
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Sumant S Arora, Khushdeep S Chahal, Page Axley, Devin E Eckhoff, Yong-Fang Kuo, Sanjaya K Satapathy, Russell Wiesner, Ashwani K Singal
BACKGROUND: Data on liver transplant (LT) outcomes using deceased donors with heavy drinking (HD) (>2 drinks/day) are scanty. METHODS: Using the United Network for Organ Sharing database (2002-2014), we examined outcomes after LT in adults comparing deceased HD donors with not heavy drinking (ND) donors. RESULTS: Of 56 182 first LTs performed in the US for 10 common indications using deceased donors, 47 882 with available information on alcohol use were analyzed...
April 19, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676777/do-not-resuscitate-orders-in-older-adults-during-hospitalization-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Karishma Patel, Liron Sinvani, Vidhi Patel, Andrzej Kozikowski, Christopher Smilios, Meredith Akerman, Kinga Kiszko, Sutapa Maiti, Negin Hajizadeh, Gisele Wolf-Klein, Renee Pekmezaris
OBJECTIVES: To explore the effect of the presence and timing of a do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order on short-term clinical outcomes, including mortality. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study with propensity score matching to enable direct comparison of DNR and no-DNR groups. SETTING: Large, academic tertiary-care center. PARTICIPANTS: Hospitalized medical patients aged 65 and older. MEASUREMENTS: Primary outcome was in-hospital mortality...
April 20, 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676589/association-of-diabetes-diagnosis-with-dietary-changes-and-weight-reduction
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Daeho Kim, Kanghyock Koh, Shailender Swaminathan, Amal N Trivedi
BACKGROUND: Lifestyle modifications are associated with better outcomes for patients with diabetes. Patients' awareness of having diabetes may promote lifestyle changes, but there is limited evidence to support this assertion. This study examined whether a report of physician-diagnosed diabetes is associated with dietary changes and efforts to lose weight. METHODS: Cross-sectional comparison of individuals with and without diabetes or prediabetes diagnosis, matched on glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) level, socio-demographic characteristics, and health status using propensity-score matching analysis...
April 20, 2018: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676444/ethnic-disparity-in-primary-cutaneous-cd30-t-cell-lymphoproliferative-disorders-an-analysis-of-1496-cases-from-the-us-national-cancer-database
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Chang Su, Kevin A Nguyen, Harrison X Bai, Cheryl K Zogg, Ya Cao, Giorgos Karakousis, Paul J Zhang, Guiying Zhang, Rong Xiao
Primary cutaneous CD30+ T cell lymphoproliferative disorders (PCLPD), the second most common type of primary cutaneous T cell lymphomas, accounts for approximately 25-30% of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma cases. However, only small retrospective studies have been reported. We aimed to identify prognostic factors and evaluate the overall survival (OS) of patients with PCLPD stratified by ethnicity. We identified 1496 patients diagnosed with PCLPD between 2004 and 2014 in the US National Cancer Database. Chi-square test and anova were used to evaluate differences in demographic and disease characteristics, socioeconomic factors and treatments received...
April 20, 2018: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676433/proton-pump-inhibitors-and-long-term-risk-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-older-adults
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Jan Zirk-Sadowski, Jane A Masoli, Joao Delgado, Willie Hamilton, W David Strain, William Henley, David Melzer, Alessandro Ble
OBJECTIVES: To estimate associations between long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and pneumonia incidence in older adults in primary care. DESIGN: Longitudinal analyses of electronic medical records. SETTING: England PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 60 and older in primary care receiving PPIs for 1 year or longer (N=75,050) and age- and sex-matched controls (N=75,050). MEASUREMENTS: Net hazard ratios for pneumonia incidence in Year 2 of treatment were estimated using the prior event rate ratio (PERR), which adjusts for pneumonia incidence differences before initiation of treatment...
April 20, 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675762/high-risk-stage-ii-colon-cancer-not-all-risks-are-created-equal
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Blake D Babcock, Mayada A Aljehani, Brice Jabo, Audrey H Choi, John W Morgan, Matthew J Selleck, Fabrizio Luca, Elizabeth Raskin, Mark E Reeves, Carlos A Garberoglio, Sharon S Lum, Maheswari Senthil
INTRODUCTION: Adjuvant chemotherapy is recommended in patients with stage II colon cancer with high-risk features (HRF). However, there is no quantification of the amount of risk conferred by each HRF or the overall survival (OS) benefit gained by chemotherapy based on the risk factor. OBJECTIVE: To assess survival benefits associated with adjuvant chemotherapy among stage II colon cancer patients having one or more HRF [T4 tumors, less than 12 lymph nodes examined (< 12LN), positive margins, high-grade tumor, perineural invasion (PNI), and lymphovascular invasion (LVI)]...
April 19, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675100/the-prognostic-value-of-age-in-non-metastatic-gastric-cancer-after-gastrectomy-a-retrospective-study-in-the-u-s-and-china
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Jieyun Zhang, Lu Gan, Mi-Die Xu, Mingzhu Huang, Xiaowei Zhang, Yiwei Gong, Xi Wang, Guanzhen Yu, Weijian Guo
Purpose: We explored the influence of age on clinicopathologic features and survival of patients with M0 gastric cancer (GC). Methods: 16856 GC patients from Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database and 1037 GC patients from Chinese multiple centers were enrolled in the U.S. and Chinese cohort, respectively. 50-year-old was treated as cutoff age. Propensity score method was used to carry out a 1:1 paired match. Results: In the U.S. cohort, we found that younger patients presented poor tumor behavior...
2018: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674444/adjuvant-chemotherapy-seemed-not-to-have-survival-benefit-in-rectal-cancer-patients-with-yptis-2n0-after-preoperative-radiotherapy-and-surgery-from-a-population-based-propensity-score-analysis
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Xiang Hu, Ya-Qi Li, Qing-Guo Li, Yan-Lei Ma, Jun-Jie Peng, San-Jun Cai
BACKGROUND: Adjuvant chemotherapy is currently offered routinely, as standard, after radical resection for patients with rectal cancer receiving neo-adjuvant chemoradiation. However, the efficacy of adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with ypTis-2N0M0 has not been documented to the same extent, and the survival benefit remained controversial. The purpose of this work was to determine the role of chemotherapy in patients with ypTis-2N0M0 classification. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were obtained from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database ( n  = 4,217)...
April 19, 2018: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673963/no-difference-in-cardiovascular-risk-of-tocilizumab-versus-abatacept-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-multi-database-cohort-study
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Seoyoung C Kim, Daniel H Solomon, James R Rogers, Sara Gale, Micki Klearman, Khaled Sarsour, Sebastian Schneeweiss
OBJECTIVES: While tocilizumab may increase serum lipid levels, recent studies do not suggest a link between tocilizumab use and clinical cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: To compare cardiovascular safety of tocilizumab with abatacept, we conducted a cohort study using data from Medicare (2010-2013), IMS PharMetrics (2011-2014) and MarketScan (2011-6/2015). RA patients aged ≥18 years who newly started tocilizumab or abatacept entered the cohort on the day of their first use of tocilizumab or abatacept after a continuous enrollment period for ≥365 days...
March 22, 2018: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673944/liver-disease-in-men-undergoing-androgen-deprivation-therapy-for-prostate-cancer
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Philipp Gild, Alexander P Cole, Anna Krasnova, Barbra A Dickerman, Nicolas von Landenberg, Maxine Sun, Lorelei A Mucci, Stuart R Lipsitz, Felix K-H Chun, Paul L Nguyen, Adam S Kibel, Toni K Choueiri, Shehzad Basaria, Quoc-Dien Trinh
PURPOSE: Androgen deprivation therapy is associated with development of diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Its effect on developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a condition frequently co-occuring with metabolic syndrome, and other subsequent liver conditions (liver cirrhosis, hepatic necrosis, any liver disease) has not been investigated.
 MATERIALS & METHODS: We identified 82,938 men aged 66 and older diagnosed with localized prostate cancer within the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results- Medicare database, 1992-2009...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673613/health-behaviors-among-stroke-survivors-in-the-united-states-a-propensity-score-matched-study
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Haytham Wali, Sawsan Kurdi, Jawad Bilal, Irbaz Bin Riaz, Sandipan Bhattacharjee
GOAL: The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has specific recommendations for secondary stroke prevention. The aim of this study was to compare health behaviors engagement between stroke survivors and propensity score-matched controls. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, cross-sectional, matched case-control study using data from the 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey. We included older adults aged 50 or older who participated in the 2015 BRFSS survey and completed the interview...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673465/effect-of-aspirin-coadministration-on-the-safety-of-celecoxib-naproxen-or-ibuprofen
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Grant W Reed, Mouin S Abdallah, Mingyuan Shao, Kathy Wolski, Lisa Wisniewski, Neville Yeomans, Thomas F Lüscher, Jeffrey S Borer, David Y Graham, M Elaine Husni, Daniel H Solomon, Peter Libby, Venu Menon, A Michael Lincoff, Steven E Nissen
BACKGROUND: The safety of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and aspirin coadministration is uncertain. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the safety of combining NSAIDs with low-dose aspirin. METHODS: This analysis of the PRECISION (Prospective Randomized Evaluation of Celecoxib Integrated Safety Versus Ibuprofen or Naproxen) trial included 23,953 patients with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis at increased cardiovascular risk randomized to celecoxib, ibuprofen, or naproxen...
April 24, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673426/statins-and-musculoskeletal-conditions-in-u-s-air-force-active-duty-aviators
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Anthony P Tvaryanas, Joseph H Wagner, Genny M Maupin
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to examine the association of statin use and musculoskeletal conditions within the population of U.S. Air Force active duty aviators. METHODS: The study was a retrospective cohort analysis of aviators between 2004-2014 as identified from personnel data. Based on pharmacy data, participants were divided into two groups: statin users (received a statin for at least 90 d) and nonusers (never received a statin throughout the study period)...
May 1, 2018: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673147/the-effects-of-health-coverage-schemes-on-length-of-stay-and-preventable-hospitalization-in-seoul
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Jungah Kim, Changwoo Shon
The Medical Aid program is government&rsquo;s medical benefit program to secure the minimum livelihood and medical services for low-income Korean households. In Seoul, the number of Medical Aid beneficiaries has grown, driving an increases in the length of stay (LOS) and healthcare cost. Until now, studies have focused on quantity indicators, such as LOS, but only a few studies have been conducted on the service quality. We investigated both LOS and the preventable hospitalization (PH) rate as proxy indicators for the quantity and quality of services provided to Medical Aid beneficiaries in Seoul...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673123/optical-trocar-access-for-initial-trocar-placement-in-laparoscopic-gastrointestinal-surgery-a-propensity-score-matching-analysis
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Chie Tanaka, Michitaka Fujiwara, Mitsuro Kanda, Kenta Murotani, Naoki Iwata, Masamichi Hayashi, Daisuke Kobayashi, Suguru Yamada, Yasuhiro Kodera
INTRODUCTION: Optical trocar access is a technique to place the initial trocar in laparoscopic surgery. With optical trocar access, each tissue layer can be visualized before insertion, which can help prevent organ injury, and air leaks at the trocar site can be minimized even in obese patients. The aim of this study was to compare the time needed for trocar insertion using optical trocar access and an open method in patients who underwent laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery. METHODS: We reviewed our prospectively collected database and identified 384 patients who underwent laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery involving initial trocar insertion near the umbilicus by either the optical trocar access or the open method...
April 19, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
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