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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822031/advances-in-the-management-of-thyroid-eye-diseases-an-overview
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REVIEW
Rashmi Kumari, Bhawesh Chandra Saha
INTRODUCTION: Thyroid eye disease (TED) remains a notorious ailment for both patients and the treating ophthalmologists. Recent years have witnessed considerable research in the immunopathogenic mechanism of TED that has resulted in an expansion and modification of the available management options. AIM: Purpose of this review is to summarise the advances in the management of thyroid ophthalmopathy. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A thorough literature search and of the past 10 years web search with words Thyroid ophthalmopathy, recent, advances...
August 18, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821529/antibiotic-susceptibility-profiles-of-ocular-and-nasal-flora-in-patients-undergoing-cataract-surgery-in-taiwan-an-observational-and-cross-sectional-study
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Yun-Hsuan Lin, Yu-Chuan Kang, Chiun-Ho Hou, Yhu-Chering Huang, Chih-Jung Chen, Jwu-Ching Shu, Pang-Hsin Hsieh, Ching-Hsi Hsiao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the conjunctival and nasal flora and the antibiotic susceptibility profiles of isolates from patients undergoing cataract surgery. DESIGN: Observational and cross-sectional study. SETTING: A single-centre study in Taiwan. PARTICIPANTS: 128 consecutive patients precataract surgery. PRIMARY AND SECONDARY OUTCOME MEASURES METHODS: Conjunctival and nasal cultures were prospectively obtained from 128 patients on the day of cataract surgery before instillation of ophthalmic solutions in our hospital...
August 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820346/attitudes-and-potential-barriers-towards-hepatitis-c-treatment-in-patients-with-and-without-hiv-coinfection
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P R Allyn, S M O'Malley, J Ferguson, C H Tseng, K W Chew, D Bhattacharya
This study aimed to assess attitudes and potential barriers towards treatment in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, comparing those with and without HIV coinfection. A cross-sectional survey of 82 HCV-infected adults with and without HIV was conducted in greater Los Angeles between November 2013 and July 2015. Overall, there were 53 (64.6%) with HIV coinfection, 20 (25.0%) with self-reported cirrhosis, and 22 (26.8%) with a history of prior HCV treatment. Of all, 93.2% wanted HCV treatment, but 45...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820187/cerebral-venous-thrombosis
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REVIEW
Suzanne M Silvis, Diana Aguiar de Sousa, José M Ferro, Jonathan M Coutinho
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is an important cause of stroke in young adults. Data from large international registries published in the past two decades have greatly improved our knowledge about the epidemiology, clinical manifestations and prognosis of CVT. The presentation of symptoms is highly variable in this disease, and can range from a patient seen at the clinic with a 1-month history of headache, to a comatose patient admitted to the emergency room. Consequently, the diagnosis of CVT is often delayed or overlooked...
August 18, 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819836/management-of-contralateral-breast-following-mastectomy-and-breast-reconstruction-using-a-mirror-adjustment-with-crescent-mastopexy-technique
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A Cogliandro, B Brunetti, Mauro Barone, G Favia, P Persichetti
INTRODUCTION: Heterologous breast reconstruction after mastectomy sometimes requires the management of the contralateral breast to achieve symmetric long lasting aesthetic results. Some techniques could be used for the symmetrization of contralateral breast with or without implants as breast augmentation, reduction mammoplasty, mastopexy, with T inverted, J, vertical, periareolar, semi-circular, or axillary scars. The aim of this study is to present the use of crescent mastopexy technique with implants in contralateral adjustment following monolateral breast reconstruction compared with a control group in which patients underwent other contralateral procedures...
August 17, 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819775/sublobar-resection-versus-lobectomy-in-patients-aged-%C3%A2-35%C3%A2-years-with-stage-ia-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-seer-database-analysis
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Chang Gu, Rui Wang, Xufeng Pan, Qingyuan Huang, Yangyang Zhang, Jun Yang, Jianxin Shi
PURPOSE: Sublobar resection has been increasingly adopted in elderly patients with stage IA non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but the equivalency of sublobar resection versus lobectomy among young patients with stage IA NSCLC is unknown. METHODS: Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) registry, we identified patients aged ≤35 years who were diagnosed between 2004 and 2013 with pathological stage IA NSCLC and treated with sublobar resection or lobectomy...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819767/comparative-efficacy-of-drugs-for-preventing-acute-kidney-injury-after-cardiac-surgery-a-network-meta-analysis
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Xi Chen, Tianlun Huang, Xuan Cao, Gaosi Xu
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs frequently after cardiac surgery and has been associated with increased hospital length of stay, mortality, and costs. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of pharmacologic strategies for preventing AKI after cardiac surgery. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) up to 6 May 2017 and the reference lists of relevant articles about trials...
August 17, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819694/thoracic-corpectomy-for-neoplastic-vertebral-bodies-using-a-navigated-lateral-extracavitary-approach-a-single-center-consecutive-case-series-technique-and-analysis
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Sebastian Hartmann, Christoph Wipplinger, Anja Tschugg, Pujan Kavakebi, Alexander Örley, Pierre Pascal Girod, Claudius Thomé
Thoracic myelopathy is often caused by vertebral body fractures resulting from neoplastic conditions, traumatic events, or infectious diseases. One of the preferred procedures for treating it is the lateral extracavitary approach (LECA) with single-level or multilevel decompressive corpectomy and reconstruction. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze the thoracic lateral extracavitary approach with corpectomy using vertebral body replacement systems (VBR-S) and dorsal reconstruction. Twenty-four patients with metastatic or primary lesions of thoracic vertebrae T2-T12 underwent spinal decompression and ventral column reconstruction with correction of spinal deformity via a LECA...
August 17, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818820/opportunities-of-mhealth-in-preconception-care-preferences-and-experiences-of-patients-and-health-care-providers-and-other-involved-professionals
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Matthijs R Van Dijk, Maria Ph Koster, Ageeth N Rosman, Regine Pm Steegers-Theunissen
BACKGROUND: The importance of the preconception period and preconception care (PCC) are broadly acknowledged and the potential benefits regarding health promotion have been studied extensively. PCC provides the opportunity to identify, prevent, and treat modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors to optimize the health of couples trying to become pregnant. The prevalence of modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors in these couples is high, but the uptake of PCC remains low. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to identify the preferences and experiences of women and men (patients) trying to become pregnant and of health care providers and other involved professionals regarding mobile health (mHealth), in particular the coaching platform Smarter Pregnancy, and its potential role in PCC...
August 17, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818612/epidemiological-and-clinical-variables-related-with-the-predominant-polarity-on-bipolar-disorder-a-systematic-review
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Jesús García-Jiménez, Marisol Álvarez-Fernández, Lidia Aguado-Bailón, Luis Gutiérrez-Rojas
INTRODUCTION: Current classification of bipolar disorder (BD) in type i or type ii, however useful, may be insufficient to provide relevant clinical information in some patients. As a result, complementary classifications are being proposed, like the predominant polarity (PP) based, which is defined as a clear tendency in the patient to present relapses in the manic or depressive poles. METHODS: We carried out a search in PubMed and Web of Science databases, following the Preferred Items for Reporting of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses -PRISMA- guidelines, to identify studies about BD reporting PP...
August 14, 2017: Revista de Psiquiatrí́a y Salud Mental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818534/endoscopic-treatment-of-vesicoureteral-reflux-in-infants-can-we-do-it-and-should-we-do-it
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Sara Fuentes, Andrés Gómez-Fraile, Isabel Carrillo-Arroyo, Cristina Tordable-Ojeda, Daniel Cabezalí-Barbancho
Objective To evaluate the outcomes of endoscopic treatment of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) performed on infants, and to discuss the possible role of this approach in selected cases. Material and Methods A retrospective analysis was conducted on the patients that underwent endoscopic injection of a bulking substance for VUR in our institution, and a comparison made with patients treated as infants and those treated later in life. Results A total 463 ureteric units were included (296 children), of which 47 of them were patients less than one year of age (infants, INF group), with the remaining 416 being included in a second group (children, CHL)...
August 14, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818436/use-of-the-hemangioma-severity-scale-to-facilitate-treatment-decisions-for-infantile-hemangiomas
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Andre Vadimovich Moyakine, Bjorn Herwegen, Catharina Joanna Maria van der Vleuten
BACKGROUND: The Hemangioma Severity Scale (HSS) assesses the severity of an infantile hemangioma (IH). OBJECTIVE: First, to compare HSS scores between patients with IH for whom propranolol treatment was indicated at their first visit and those who were not treated. Second, to assess suitable cutoff values for the need for propranolol treatment. METHOD: All patients with IH who attended our tertiary referral center since 2008 and were 0 to 6 months of age at their first visit were included...
August 14, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818421/erbb-signaling-antagonist-ameliorates-behavioral-deficit-induced-by-phencyclidine-pcp-in-mice-without-affecting-metabolic-syndrome-markers
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Hagar Tadmor, Idit Golani, Ravid Doron, Ilana Kremer, Alon Shamir
Schizophrenia is a severe syndrome that affects about 1% of the world population. Since the mid-1950s, antipsychotics have been used to treat schizophrenia with preference for treating positive symptoms; however, their tolerance level is low, there are numerous side effects, and only some patients respond to the treatment. Antipsychotic medications that are more effective, better tolerated, and with fewer adverse effects are urgently needed. Given the accumulating evidence of the role filled by the ErbB signaling network in the biology of the dopamine, GABA, and glutamate systems, and in the etiology of schizophrenia, we hypothesized that the ErbB network is a candidate for development of a novel agent through which various symptoms of schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders might be treated...
August 14, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818324/the-treatment-of-segmental-tibial-fractures-does-patient-preference-differ-from-surgeon-choice
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Z Little, T O Smith, S E McMahon, C Cooper, A Trompeter, M Pearse, S Britten, B Rogers, H Sharma, B Narayan, M Costa, D J Beard, C B Hing
INTRODUCTION: Segmental tibial fractures are complex injuries with a prolonged recovery time. Current definitive treatment options include intramedullary fixation or a circular external fixator. However, there is uncertainty as to which surgical option is preferable and there are no sufficiently rigorous multi-centre trials that have answered this question. The objective of this study was to determine whether patient and surgeon opinion was permissive for a randomised controlled trial (RCT) comparing intramedullary nailing to the application of a circular external fixator...
August 9, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818096/immunohistochemical-prognostic-markers-of-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-systematic-review
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Chunni Wang, Jingnan Wang, Zhaoli Chen, Yibo Gao, Jie He
BACKGROUND: Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is an aggressive malignancy, with a high incidence and poor prognosis. In the past several decades, hundreds of proteins have been reported to be associated with the prognosis of ESCC, but none has been widely accepted to guide clinical care. This study aimed to identify proteins with great potential for predicting prognosis of ESCC. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review on immunohistochemical (IHC) prognostic markers of ESCC according to the 2009 Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) Guidelines...
August 17, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817445/the-safety-of-pembrolizumab-in-metastatic-melanoma-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Akshjot Puri, Jade Homsi
Immunotherapy has been in use for the treatment of melanoma since a very long time, but only recently have the cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4) antibody ipilimumab and programmed cell death-1 inhibitors such as nivolimumab and pembrolizumab been shown to induce marked improvements in survival in patients with metastatic melanoma. An important concern arises in terms of the safety of the use of these agents in patients with autoimmune diseases, solid organ transplant recipients on immunosuppression, patients with a history of previous hepatitis B or C, and patients with HIV infections as these patients were excluded from pivotal immunotherapy studies...
August 16, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817334/community-health-worker-support-for-disadvantaged-patients-with-multiple-chronic-diseases-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Shreya Kangovi, Nandita Mitra, David Grande, Hairong Huo, Robyn A Smith, Judith A Long
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether a community health worker (CHW) intervention improved outcomes in a low-income population with multiple chronic conditions. METHODS: We conducted a single-blind, randomized clinical trial in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2013-2014). Participants (n = 302) were high-poverty neighborhood residents, uninsured or publicly insured, and diagnosed with 2 or more chronic diseases (diabetes, obesity, tobacco dependence, hypertension). All patients set a disease-management goal...
August 17, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817296/patients-views-on-price-shopping-and-price-transparency
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Hannah L Semigran, Rebecca Gourevitch, Anna D Sinaiko, David Cowling, Ateev Mehrotra
OBJECTIVES: Driven by the growth of high deductibles and price transparency initiatives, patients are being encouraged to search for prices before seeking care, yet few do so. To understand why this is the case, we interviewed individuals who were offered access to a widely used price transparency website through their employer. STUDY DESIGN: Qualitative interviews. METHODS: We interviewed individuals enrolled in a preferred provider organization product through their health plan about their experience using the price transparency tool (if they had done so), their past medical experiences, and their opinions on shopping for care...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816986/efficacy-and-safety-of-endocrine-monotherapy-as-first-line-treatment-for-hormone-sensitive-advanced-breast-cancer-a-network-meta-analysis
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Jingwen Zhang, Yanhong Huang, Changyi Wang, Yuanfang He, Shukai Zheng, Kusheng Wu
BACKGROUND: Endocrine therapy was recommended as the preferred first-line treatment for hormone receptor-positive (HR+, i.e., ER+ and/or PgR+), human epidermal growth factor receptor-2-negative (HER2-) postmenopausal advanced breast cancer (ABC), but which endocrine monotherapy is optimal lacks consensus. We aimed to identify the optimal endocrine monotherapy with a network meta-analysis. METHODS: We performed a network meta-analysis for a comprehensive analysis of 6 first-line endocrine monotherapies (letrozole, anastrozole, exemestane, tamoxifen, fulvestrant 250 mg and 500 mg) for HR+ HER2- metastatic or locally advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal patients...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816975/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-posterior-cage-migration-following-decompression-and-instrumented-fusion-for-degenerative-lumbar-disorders
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Hua Li, Hui Wang, Yanbo Zhu, Wenyuan Ding, Qian Wang
The aim of this study was to explore the incidence and risk factors for posterior cage migration (PCM) following decompression and instrumented fusion for degenerative lumbar disorders, and hope to provide references in decision making and surgical planning for spine surgeons.By retrieving the medical records from January 2011 to December 2015, 286 patients were retrospectively reviewed. According to the occurrence of PCM, patients were divided into 2 groups: PCM group and non-PCM (N-PCM). To investigate risk values for PCM, 3 categorized factors were analyzed statistically: patient characteristics: age, sex, body mass index, bone mineral density, duration of disease, diagnosis, comorbidity, smoke; surgical variables: surgery time, blood loss, surgical strategy, cage morphology, cage size, surgical segment, fusion number, source of bone graft, surgeon experience; radiographic parameters: preoperative lumbar lordosis, correction of lumbar lordosis, preoperative lumbar mobility, preoperative intervertebral height, change of intervertebral height, Modic changes, paraspinal muscle degeneration...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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