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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445365/improvement-of-flap-necrosis-in-a-rat-random-skin-flap-model-by-in-vivo-electroporation-mediated-hgf-gene-transfer
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S Morteza Seyed Jafari, Maziar Shafighi, Helmut Beltraminelli, Thomas Geiser, Robert E Hunger, Amiq Gazdhar
BACKGROUND: Despite great understanding of underlying mechanisms for flap necrosis and advances in surgical techniques, flap necrosis remains a critical issue. In the present study, the authors investigated the efficacy of electroporation-mediated hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) gene delivery to random dorsal skin flaps (McFarlane) to accelerate wound healing and reduce flap necrosis. METHODS: Fifteen male Wistar rats (290 to 320 g) were divided randomly into three groups...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445284/appendiceal-foreign-body-in-an-infant
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Min Lee, Soon Chul Kim
RATIONALE FOR THIS CASE REPORT: Many children are hospitalized because of foreign body ingestion. In such circumstances, the gastroenterologist must consider the timing of ingestion; the size, type, and location of the object ingested; and the patient's symptoms. But appendiceal foreign body in infant is very rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 12-month-old boy visited because of swallowing small objects 2 weeks ago. Three small beads were found in the right lower quadrant on abdominal radiography...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445212/plasma-concentration-of-itraconazole-in-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies-treated-with-itraconazole-oral-solution
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Atsushi Marumo, Shuichi Miyawaki, Naoaki Dan, Ken Ishiyama
BACKGROUND: The prophylactic administration of itraconazole (ITCZ) is effective for preventing mycotic infections during chemotherapy in patients with hematologic malignancies. However, fungal infections can occur when the ITCZ does not reach an effective concentration. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study to monitor the plasma concentration of ITCZ and hydroxyl-ITCZ (OH-ITCZ) weekly and to verify whether the day 3 plasma concentration of ITCZ could predict the subsequent acquisition of an effective plasma concentration...
April 25, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444977/efficacy-of-postoperative-prophylactic-antibiotics-in-reducing-permanent-pacemaker-infections
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Wen-Huang Lee, Ting-Chun Huang, Li-Jen Lin, Po-Tseng Lee, Chih-Chan Lin, Cheng-Han Lee, Ting-Hsing Chao, Yi-Heng Li, Ju-Yi Chen
BACKGROUND: Despite limited evidence, postoperative prophylactic antibiotics are often used in the setting of permanent pacemaker implantation or replacement. The aim of this study is to investigate the efficacy of postoperative antibiotics. HYPOTHESIS: Postoperative prophylactic antibiotics may be not clinically useful. METHODS: We recruited 367 consecutive patients undergoing permanent pacemaker implantation or generator replacement at a tertiary referral center...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444488/prophylactic-swallow-therapy-for-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer-undergoing-chemoradiotherapy-a-randomized-trial
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Barbara Pisano Messing, Elizabeth C Ward, Cathy L Lazarus, Melissa Kim, Xian Zhou, Jessica Silinonte, Dorothy Gold, Karen Harrer, Karen Ulmer, Samantha Merritt, Geoffrey Neuner, Marshall Levine, Ray Blanco, John Saunders, Joseph Califano
Evidence supporting prophylactic swallow exercises for patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) has not been universally demonstrated. This RCT examined diet level, feeding tube use, swallow function, and quality of life (QOL) of patients undergoing chemoradiotherapy who performed prophylactic swallowing exercises. Sixty HNC patients were randomized into exercise versus control groups. Swallowing, oromotor, toxicity, and QOL data were recorded (baseline, 3, 6, 12, 24 months). Physiological swallow function was examined at baseline and 3 months...
April 25, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443594/diastolic-electrocardiographic-parameters-predict-implantable-device-detected-asymptomatic-atrial-fibrillation
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Ahmet İlker Tekkeşin, Yalçın Velibey, Ceyhan Türkkan, Ahmet Taha Alper, Yasin Çakıllı, Tolga Sinan Güvenç, Ozan Tanık, Adnan Kaya, Özlem Yıldırımtürk, Nazmiye Özbilgin, Özge Güzelburç, Ahmet Öz, Regayip Zehir, Kadir Gürkan
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common clinically significant arrhythmia. It is now established that atrial high rate episodes (AHRE) correlate highly with AF. AIMS: Present study aimed to investigate the relation between diastolic electrocardiographic parameters and subclinical AF detected by cardiac implantable electronic devices. STUDY DESIGN: This study was cross-sectional study that included a total of 203 patients who had a DDDR pacemaker due to sinus node dysfunction...
April 6, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442914/effectiveness-of-continuous-improvement-by-a-clinical-pharmacist-led-guidance-team-on-the-prophylactic-antibiotics-usage-rationality-in-intervention-procedure-at-a-chinese-tertiary-teaching-hospital
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Ping Yang, Sai-Ping Jiang, Xiao-Yang Lu
BACKGROUND: Irrational prophylactic antibiotics usage (PAU) during intervention procedures is common in China. A clinical pharmacist-led guidance team (CPGT) was established and participated in medical teams to advise on the rational usage of antibiotics. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of CPGT intervention for the rationality of PAU during intervention procedures. METHOD: This was a retrospective cross-sectional study with three stages at a Chinese tertiary teaching hospital...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442134/hpv-vaccines-a-review-of-the-first-decade
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REVIEW
Diane M Harper, Leslie R DeMars
Pre-adolescent girls (9-15years) have the option of receiving a two dose HPV vaccine series at either a six month or one year interval to provide protection from HPV 16, the most prevalent type associated with cervical cancers, as well as several other less prevalent types. This series of vaccinations is highly likely to protect her from HPV infection until she enters the routine screening program, whether that be primary HPV testing or a combination of HPV testing and cytology. The two dose program has been recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) since 2015...
April 22, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442108/effect-of-egyptian-propolis-on-cryptosporidiosis-in-immunosuppressed-rats-with-special-emphasis-on-oocysts-shedding-leukogram-protein-profile-and-ileum-histopathology
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Hamdy Soufy, Nadia M El-Beih, Soad M Nasr, Tamer H Abd El-Aziz, Fathia A M Khalil, Youssef F Ahmed, Hala A A Abou Zeina
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the activity of Egyptian propolis extracts (ethanol and water) on cryptosporidiosis in experimentally infected dexamethasone-immunosuppressed rats. METHODS: A total of 180 male rats (190-220) g BWt were randomly divided into 9 equal groups (G1-G9). Groups of rats were kept as (G1): normal control, (G2-G9): immunosuppressed with dexamethasone and (G3-G9): infected with Cryptosporidium oocysts. Rats from (G4-G9) were given orally ethanol and water extract of propolis (at a dose of 50 mg/kg BWt) and nitazoxanide (standard anti-cryptosporidial drug at a dose of 100 mg/kg BWt) to infected rats with different regimes...
March 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441885/lactobacillus-plantarum-l9-but-not-lactobacillus-acidophilus-la-reduces-tumour-necrosis-factor-induced-bacterial-translocation-in-caco-2-cells
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B Wang, J Chen, S Wang, X Zhao, G Lu, X Tang
Translocation of bacteria across the intestinal barrier is important in the pathogenesis of systemic sepsis and multiple organ dysfunction syndromes. Inflammatory cytokines increase paracellular permeability that allows increased luminal bacteria to translocate across mucosal epithelium and further deteriorate the gut barrier. In order to reduce this risk, the prophylactic use of probiotics has been recently addressed. In this paper, we investigate the protective role toward tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α induced non-pathogenic Escherichia coli translocation across Caco-2 monolayers of Lactobacillus strains...
April 26, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440686/severe-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-after-combined-gnrh-agonist-and-low-dose-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-trigger-in-a-patient-with-a-single-kidney
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Nigel Pereira, Jovana P Lekovich, Isaac Kligman, Zev Rosenwaks
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) following gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRH-a) trigger is rare. Here, we report a case of severe OHSS after combined GnRH-a and low-dose human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) trigger in a patient with a single kidney. The patient is a 32-year-old women with a two-year history of infertility. The patient's history was significant for a single kidney, that is, she had donated a kidney to a family member three years ago. The patient underwent controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) for in vitro fertilization (IVF) and received a combined 2 mg GnRH-a and 1500 IU hCG ovulatory trigger...
April 25, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440583/topical-antibiotics-and-intravitreal-injections
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REVIEW
Alex P Hunyor, Rohan Merani, Archie Darbar, Jean-François Korobelnik, Paolo Lanzetta, Annabelle A Okada
There is increasing evidence that topical antibiotics, given before and/or after intravitreal injections, are ineffective in preventing endophthalmitis and are possibly harmful. In addition to the lack of efficacy and increased development of resistant organisms, the use of topical antibiotics adds significantly to the cost of delivering intravitreal therapy. Despite this, in many countries, it is still common practice to use pre- and/or postinjection topical antibiotics. This review outlines the general principles of effective antibiotic prophylaxis, and the evidence regarding topical antibiotic use as a prophylactic measure for endophthalmitis following intravitreal injections...
April 25, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440187/genetic-modifications-of-icosahedral-plant-virus-based-nanoparticles-for-vaccine-and-immunotherapy-applications
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Kannan Badri Narayanan, Sung Soo Han
Vaccine development is one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine. Vaccines made of live-attenuated pathogens can revert to virulent live strains, which causes safety concerns. On the other hand, the use of purified antigenic components as subunit vaccines is safer, but less effective, as these components induce lower levels of protective immunity. Multiple copy presentation of an antigenic determinant in a well-ordered and well-defined orientation on a nanosized particle can mimic the natural host-pathogen surface interaction to provide antigen stability and immunogenicity similar to that of conventional vaccines with improved safety...
April 24, 2017: Current Protein & Peptide Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439956/biologic-treatments-for-elderly-patients-with-psoriasis
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Mami Momose, Akihiko Asahina, Mitsuha Hayashi, Koichi Yanaba, Yoshinori Umezawa, Hidemi Nakagawa
The number of elderly patients with psoriasis is increasing in Japan. However, biologic treatment is generally considered to be challenging in elderly patients, due to their increased risk of complications compared with younger patients. Our retrospective study aimed to evaluate the safety profile and efficacy of biologics in senior elderly patients (≥75 years old) with psoriasis. The study involved a cohort of 27 patients aged 75-88 years who were being treated with biologics over a period of more than 1 year...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439664/women-at-familial-risk-of-breast-cancer-electing-for-prophylactic-mastectomy-frequencies-procedures-and-decision-making-characteristics
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Sarah Schott, Lisa Vetter, Monika Keller, Thomas Bruckner, Michael Golatta, Sabine Eismann, Nicola Dikow, Christina Evers, Christof Sohn, Joerg Heil
BACKGROUND: Some women of families at high risk of breast cancer (BC) choose prophylactic mastectomy (PM) in spite of ambiguous evidence for survival benefits. The aim of this study was to investigate counselees' characteristics, decisions on PM, and frequencies of different procedures to better understand how to tailor interventions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eight hundred and forty-nine counselees who attended interdisciplinary consultation for genetic risk adjustment at the University Hospital Heidelberg between July 2009 and July 2011 received a tripartite questionnaire addressing sociodemographic characteristics, psychological parameters, behavioural questions, and medical data...
April 24, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439136/clinical-feasibility-of-monitoring-enoxaparin-anti-xa-concentrations-are-we-getting-it-right
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Wesley D Kufel, Robert W Seabury, William Darko, Luke A Probst, Christopher D Miller
Background: Anti-Xa monitoring is utilized to measure the extent of anticoagulation in certain patient populations receiving enoxaparin. It is essential to accurately obtain this pharmacodynamic marker for safe and effective anticoagulation management. Objectives: To determine the frequency of correctly drawn anti-Xa concentrations in accordance with predefined institutional criteria and to determine the number of dose adjustments implemented based on incorrectly drawn anti-Xa concentrations. Methods: This was a retrospective, single-center, cohort study among adult patients who received treatment doses of enoxaparin with measured anti-Xa concentrations...
March 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438880/testicular-dose-during-prophylaxis-of-heterotopic-ossification-with-radiation-therapy
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Waleed F Mourad, John K Ma, Satyaseelan Packianathan, Weisi Yan, Sherif G Shaaban, Edward M Marchan, Lamiaa E Abdallah, Rei He, Paul N Mobit, Chunli Claus Yang, Srinivasan Vijayakumar
AIM: A single-institution, retrospective study was performed to investigate potential techniques to minimize radiation exposure to the testicles during heterotopic ossification (HO) prophylaxis. We report the impact of split-beam technique (SBT) and different photon energies on the total dose of radiation received by the testicles during prophylaxis of HO. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2008 and 2010, we identified 64 patients with traumatic acetabular fractures who underwent surgery followed by radiation therapy (RT) without testicular shielding...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438855/the-effectiveness-of-febrile-neutropenia-prophylaxis-with-lipegfilgrastim-in-routine-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Lubos Holubec, Jiri Polivka, Lenka Lisnerova, Tereza Kubikova, Martin Safanda
Febrile neutropenia (FN) is a common and potentially fatal complication of anticancer treatment, particularly in patients receiving myelosuppressive chemotherapy. It has been shown that prophylaxis with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), especially its pegylated forms, significantly reduces the incidence of FN, the likelihood of chemotherapy dose intensity reduction and, also, the number of hospitalizations due to FN. This review discusses currently published results from clinical trials dealing with FN prophylaxis in routine clinical practice in patients with solid tumors and myeloproliferative malignancies with a focus on lipegfilgrastim, which is the newest modification of the original molecule filgrastim...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438622/p53-alteration-in-morphologically-normal-benign-breast-luminal-cells-in-brca-carriers-with-or-without-history-of-breast-cancer
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Xi Wang, Amber A El-Halaby, Hengwei Zhang, Qi Yang, Todd S Laughlin, Paul G Rothberg, Kristin Skinner, David G Hicks
Germ-line mutations in BRCA genes have been shown to predispose patients to breast cancer. Studies have suggested that p53 alteration is a necessary step in tumorigenesis in BRCA carriers. Our previous study showed p53 alteration in morphologically normal/benign breast luminal cells in sporadic breast cancer patients, the so-called "breast p53 signature". Here, we studied p53 status in 66 BRCA1/2 carriers' breasts; 29 patients with breast carcinoma (2 patients with bilateral breast carcinomas) and 37 without...
April 21, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438596/can-preoperative-intramuscular-single-dose-dexamethasone-improve-patient-centered-outcomes-following-third-molar-surgery
#20
Mahmoud Al-Dajani
PURPOSE: Because of increased attention focused on administering dexamethasone to treat third molar surgical complications, this study investigated the efficacy of single-dose dexamethasone in managing postoperative complications after impacted third molar surgery. Pain intensity and analgesic intake, patients' discomfort, limitation of oral function, and limitation of daily activities were assessed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This triple-blinded split-mouth randomized controlled clinical trial included patients 18 to 30 years old who underwent randomized bilateral extractions of impacted mandibular third molars during 2 consecutive sessions...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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