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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222250/long-term-treatment-of-cancer-associated-thrombosis-the-choice-of-the-optimal-anticoagulant
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REVIEW
I Elalamy, I Mahé, W Ageno, G Meyer
Patients with cancer associated thrombosis (CAT) carry a higher risk of recurrence, bleeding and mortality as compared to non-cancer patients. The specific profile of cancer patients combining frequent co-morbidities, the use of anti-tumoral therapies and the cancer progression itself represent a major therapeutic challenge for choosing a long-term anticoagulant treatment. This review discusses the practical basis of that choice among available drugs for the long-term antithrombotic strategy linked to their pharmacology, mechanism of action, evidence of clinical benefits, advantages and limitations in such a complex clinical context...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222225/daylight-photodynamic-therapy-vs-conventional-photodynamic-therapy-as-skin-cancer-preventive-treatment-in-patients-with-face-and-scalp-cancerization-an-intra-individual-comparison-study
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Elena Sotiriou, Demetrios Ioannides, Fotini Vrani, Elizabeth Lazaridou, Efstratios Vakirlis, Aimilios Lallas, Zoe Apalla
BACKGROUND: Individuals with medical history of non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSCs) usually develop multiple and/or recurrent malignant lesions around the site of the primary neoplasm. The latter represents the clinical expression of the "field cancerization" theory; supporting the presence of multiple malignant clones of dysplastic keratinocytes over the entire epithelium that potentially can progress into clinical lesions. Taking into consideration that the burden of NMSCs on public health and health-care cost is high, adequate control of recurrences and management of field change is challenging...
February 21, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222098/multicenter-study-of-skin-rashes-and-hepatotoxicity-in-antiretroviral-na%C3%A3-ve-hiv-positive-patients-receiving-non-nucleoside-reverse-transcriptase-inhibitor-plus-nucleoside-reverse-transcriptase-inhibitors-in-taiwan
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Pei-Ying Wu, Chien-Yu Cheng, Chun-Eng Liu, Yi-Chien Lee, Chia-Jui Yang, Mao-Song Tsai, Shu-Hsing Cheng, Shih-Ping Lin, De-Yu Lin, Ning-Chi Wang, Yi-Chieh Lee, Hsin-Yun Sun, Hung-Jen Tang, Chien-Ching Hung
OBJECTIVES: Two nucleos(t)ide reverse-transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) plus 1 non-NRTI (nNRTI) remain the preferred or alternative combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) for antiretroviral-naive HIV-positive patients in Taiwan. The three most commonly used nNRTIs are nevirapine (NVP), efavirenz (EFV) and rilpivirine (RPV). This study aimed to determine the incidences of hepatotoxicity and skin rashes within 4 weeks of initiation of cART containing 1 nNRTI plus 2 NRTIs. METHODS: Between June, 2012 and November, 2015, all antiretroviral-naive HIV-positive adult patients initiating nNRTI-containing cART at 8 designated hospitals for HIV care were included in this retrospective observational study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222037/cancer-during-pregnancy-clinical-characteristics-treatment-outcomes-and-prognosis-for-mothers-and-infants
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Katarina Jeremic, Aleksandar Stefanovic, Jelena Dotlic, Sasa Kadija, Olivera Kontic, Miroslava Gojnic, Jelena Jeremic, Vesna Kesic
OBJECTIVE: To assess which obstetrical characteristics and treatment improved outcomes and prognosis of pregnant women with malignancy. METHODS: A prospective study, undertaken between 2005 and 2014, involving 35 pregnant women who were diagnosed with malignant tumors during pregnancy. Patients were followed-up for 1 year after delivery. The pregnancy course and outcome and parameters that could influence the condition of mother and fetus were evaluated. RESULTS: Most malignancies were hematological, diagnosed in the second trimester and treated with combined therapy (surgery/adjuvant) after pregnancy...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221250/factors-associated-with-discontinuation-of-anti-tnf-inhibitors-among-persons-with-ibd-a-population-based-analysis
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Laura E Targownik, Aruni Tennakoon, Stella Leung, Lisa M Lix, Zoann Nugent, Harminder Singh, Charles N Bernstein
INTRODUCTION: Antitumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) medications are known to be highly efficacious in persons with moderate-to-severe inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). There is a paucity of data from population-based sources to elucidate persistence with these medications in the general population of IBD. Discontinuation of anti-TNF therapy is a marker of lack of effectiveness, intolerance, and patient/physician practice preferences. METHODS: We identified all persons with IBD in Manitoba who were dispensed infliximab (IFX) and adalimumab (ADA) between 2001 and 2014...
March 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221188/treatment-of-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasia-patients-preferences-for-surgery-or-immunotherapy-with-imiquimod
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Margot M Koeneman, Brigitte A Essers, Cornelis G Gerestein, Anna J M van de Sande, Rogier J N T M Litjens, Dieuwke Boskamp, Medi F J Goossens, Heleen J Beekhuizen, Roy F P M Kruitwagen, Arnold J Kruse, Carmen D Dirksen
OBJECTIVE: Imiquimod has been studied as a noninvasive pharmacological treatment alternative to large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ) for high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), to prevent long-term obstetric complications from surgical treatment. This study aims to investigate womens' preferences for treatment of high-grade CIN with imiquimod or LLETZ. METHODS: A labeled discrete choice experiment was conducted among 100 women with abnormal cervical cytology in 5 hospitals in the Netherlands between March 2014 and December 2015...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220962/long-term-outcomes-of-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-versus-laparoscopic-resection-for-gastric-stromal-tumors-less-than-2%C3%A2-cm
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Yan Meng, Wei Li, Lu Han, Aimin Li, Qun Yan, Qiuhua Lai, Side Liu, Yue Li
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Laparoscopic resection (LAP) and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) of small gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) has been reported by large amount of literature. However, the management of small GISTs remains controversial. This study evaluated the efficacy of ESD and LAP for small gastric GISTs and provided long-term outcomes of the two methods. METHODS: A total of 126 patients who underwent ESD or LAP for small gastric GISTs between 2009 and 2016 were retrospectively collected from medical records in our hospital and we made telephone follow-up about recurrence rate...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220534/electromyographic-assessment-of-women-s-pelvic-floor-what-is-the-best-place-for-a-superficial-sensor
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Eduarda Moretti, Alberto Galvão de Moura Filho, Judite Correia de Almeida, Camilla Medeiros Araujo, Andrea Lemos
AIMS: To compare the electromyographic signal of different surface electrodes and to identify the channel that presents the highest level of electromyographic activity through the mean and peak of Root Mean Square (RMS). METHODS: Thirty healthy women participated in this study. Each woman completed three collections (on different days) of electromyographic data. Three maximal voluntary contractions of the pelvic floor muscles were requested. The electromyographic signal was recorded by intravaginal probe and surface electrodes placed on the perianal region and on the region immediately below the labia majora...
February 21, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220328/the-provision-of-dietary-and-physical-activity-advice-for-men-diagnosed-with-prostate-cancer-a-qualitative-study-of-the-experiences-and-views-of-health-care-professionals-patients-and-partners
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Eileen Sutton, Lucy E Hackshaw-McGeagh, Jonathan Aning, Amit Bahl, Anthony Koupparis, Raj Persad, Richard M Martin, J Athene Lane
PURPOSE: To explore the views and experiences of health care professionals (HCPs), men diagnosed with localised prostate cancer and their partners about the provision of advice on diet and physical activity after diagnosis and treatment for localised prostate cancer. METHODS: Semi-structured in-depth interviews with ten HCPs (Consultant Urological Surgeons, Uro-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialists and Allied Health Professionals: see Table 1) and sixteen men diagnosed with localised prostate cancer and seven of their partners...
February 20, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220241/-icd-in-elderly-patients
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Carsten W Israel
Treatment with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) represents a prognostic but not symptomatic therapy. It should therefore be restricted to patients where an improvement of prognosis is possible and reasonable. ICD implantation should only be performed in patients with a life expectancy of at least 1 year at reasonable quality of life. The decision in which patient improvement of prognosis is no longer a desirable target is problematic, both medically and ethically. It is not entirely clear in which elderly patient an ICD therapy can convey prognostic benefit despite comorbidity and competitive life-threatening diseases, as it is unclear how old age should be defined...
February 20, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219816/the-trepp-as-alternative-technique-for-recurrent-inguinal-hernia-after-lichtenstein-s-repair
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W J V Willem Bökkerink, A M Alexandra Persoon, W L Willem Akkersdijk, C J H M Kees van Laarhoven, G G Giel Koning
BACKGROUND: Recurrent inguinal hernias after initial repair with mesh are preferably treated via an alternative route (e.g. posterior after anterior). For recurrent inguinal hernias after an anterior repair such as Lichtenstein's, an endoscopic approach such as the total extraperitoneal or transabdominal preperitoneal technique (TEP or TAPP) is recommended if expertise is present. The TransREctus sheath PrePeritoneal (TREPP) technique is a promising open posterior technique and could be an alternative to endoscopic methods...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219584/outcomes-of-kidney-transplantation-in-patients-exposed-to-hepatitis-b-virus-analysis-by-phase-of-infection
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B Chopra, K K Sureshkumar
BACKGROUND: In kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, immunosuppression may increase viral replication with increased risk for liver disease progression and HBV-related kidney diseases, factors that could adversely influence graft and patient outcomes. We aimed to analyze the impact of different phases of HBV infection on the outcomes in KTRs. METHODS: Using the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network/United Network for Organ Sharing database, we selected adult KTRs from 2001 to 2011 who received peri-operative antibody induction followed by calcineurin inhibitor/mycophenolate mofetil maintenance with/without steroid...
March 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219447/medialization-thyroplasty-versus-injection-laryngoplasty-a-cost-minimization-analysis
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Samantha Tam, Hongmei Sun, Sisira Sarma, Jennifer Siu, Kevin Fung, Leigh Sowerby
BACKGROUND: Medialization thyroplasty and injection laryngoplasty are widely accepted treatment options for unilateral vocal fold paralysis. Although both procedures result in similar clinical outcomes, little is known about the corresponding medical care costs. Medialization thyroplasty requires expensive operating room resources while injection laryngoplasty utilizes outpatient resources but may require repeated procedures. The purpose of this study, therefore, is to quantify the cost differences in adult patients with unilateral vocal fold paralysis undergoing medialization thyroplasty versus injection laryngoplasty...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219443/a-new-framework-for-evaluating-the-health-impacts-of-treatment-for-gaucher-disease-type-1
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Michael L Ganz, Sean Stern, Alex Ward, Luba Nalysnyk, Martin Selzer, Alaa Hamed, Neal Weinreb
BACKGROUND: The Disease Severity Scoring System (DS3) is a validated measure for evaluating Gaucher disease type 1 (GD1) severity. We developed a new framework, consisting of health states, transition probabilities between those states, and preferences for those states (utilities) based on the DS3 to predict long-term outcomes of patients starting treatment. We defined nine mutually exclusive (alive) health states based on three DS3 categories: mild (0 ≤ DS3 ≤ 3.5) without symptoms of bone disease; mild with bone pain, mild with severe skeletal complications (SSC) defined as lytic lesions, avascular necrosis, or fracture; moderate (3...
February 20, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219434/when-is-proton-pump-inhibitor-use-appropriate
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EDITORIAL
Rena Yadlapati, Peter J Kahrilas
Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy is commonly used outside of Food and Drug Administration indication for a broad range of conditions such as extra-esophageal reflux and PPI-responsive esophageal eosinophilia. While this may be appropriate in some scenarios, it has also resulted in widespread inappropriate PPI use. At the same time, data suggesting adverse effects of long-term PPI therapy are multiplying, albeit mainly from low quality studies. The systematic review by Scarpignato et al. (BMC Med 14:179, 2016) addresses this dilemma with a comprehensive analysis of the risks and benefits of PPI use...
February 21, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219334/assessing-the-predictive-power-of-psychological-empowerment-and-health-literacy-for-older-patients-participation-in-health-care-a-cross-sectional-population-based-study
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Gabriele Sak, Fabia Rothenfluh, Peter J Schulz
BACKGROUND: Research has confirmed a positive link between patient involvement in decision-making and improvements in health outcomes. The objective of this study was to examine the roles of psychological empowerment and health literacy on the elderly's willingness to engage in treatment decisions. METHODS: A self-administered questionnaire was completed by a randomly selected sample of Swiss adults aged 65-80 years old (N = 826). Multivariate logistic regression was applied to determine the contribution of health literacy, psychological empowerment, and trust in physician on participants' preference to be active, collaborative or passive in decision-making...
February 20, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219326/estimation-of-treatment-preference-effects-in-clinical-trials-when-some-participants-are-indifferent-to-treatment-choice
#17
Stephen D Walter, Robin M Turner, Petra Macaskill, Kirsten J McCaffery, Les Irwig
BACKGROUND: In the two-stage randomised trial design, a randomly sampled subset of study participants are permitted to choose their own treatment, while the remaining participants are randomised to treatment in the usual way. Appropriate analysis of the data from both arms of the study allows investigators to estimate the impact on study outcomes of treatment preferences that patients may have, in addition to evaluating the usual direct effect of treatment. In earlier work, we showed how to optimise this design by making a suitable choice of the proportion of participants who should be assigned to the choice arm of the trial...
February 20, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219203/-precision-first-line-therapy-for-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-harboring-egfr-mutation
#18
D M Yuan, Y Song
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have become the preferred treatment option for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with activating mutations in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) according to major practice guidelines. Gefitinib, elortinib and icotinib formed the cornerstone of first-line EGFR-TKIs in the clinical practice in our country. Now, with the continuously emerging of new types of EGFR-TKIs and ever-increasing publication of clinical trial results on afatinib, AZD9291 and other TKIs, we have more first-line choices for patients with EGFR mutations...
February 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219071/is-periodontal-disease-associated-with-alzheimer-s-disease-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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Yago Leira, Clara Domínguez, Juan Seoane, Juan Seoane-Romero, Juan Manuel Pías-Peleteiro, Bahi Takkouche, Juan Blanco, José Manuel Aldrey
BACKGROUND: In the last decade, several observational studies have suggested that there exists an association between periodontal disease (PD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). The aim of this systematic review was to investigate whether or not this link exists. SUMMARY: The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis guideline for systematic review was used and registered at PROSPERO (CRD42016035377). The search strategy included using electronic databases and by hand searching articles published up to January 2016...
February 21, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218934/precepting-medical-students-in-the-patient-s-presence-an-educational-randomized-trial-in-family-medicine-clinic
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David V Power, Marcy E Rosenbaum, Lindsey Hanson, Ian R Reynolds, Darin Brink, Shailendra Prasad, Clarence D Kreiter
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Many medical student-patient encounters occur in the outpatient setting. Conference room staffing (CRS) of student presentations has been the norm in the United States in recent decades. However, this method may not be suitable for outpatient precepting, being inefficient and reducing valuable direct face time between physician and patient. Precepting in the Presence of the Patient (PIPP) has previously been found to be an effective educational model in the outpatient setting but has never been studied in family medicine clinics, nor with non-English speaking patients, nor patients from lower socioeconomic backgrounds with low literacy...
February 2017: Family Medicine
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