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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924688/the-barrier-to-informed-choice-in-cancer-screening-statistical-illiteracy-in-physicians-and-patients
#1
Odette Wegwarth, Gerd Gigerenzer
An efficient health care requires both informed doctors and patients. Our current healthcare system falls short on both counts. Most doctors and patients do not understand the available medical evidence. To illustrate the extent of the problem in the setting of cancer screening: In a representative sample of some 5000 women in nine European countries, 92% overestimated the reduction of breast cancer mortality by mammography by a factor of 10-200, or did not know. For a similar sample of about 5000 men with respect to PSA screening, this number was 89%...
2018: Recent Results in Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878613/mixed-adenocarcinoma-and-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-duodenum-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Muhammad Bader Hammami, Anuj Chhaparia, Jinhua Piao, Yihua Zhou, Christine Hachem, Jinping Lai
Despite being the largest part of the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract, the small intestine accounts for only 1-1.4% of all GI malignancies. Adenocarcinoma is the most common primary small bowel malignancy, with the most common site being the duodenum. On the other hand, squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the duodenum is extremely uncommon. We report the first case of mixed adenocarcinoma and SCC occurring in the third part of duodenum (D3). Our patient, a 64-year-old female with history of GERD, hypertension, and IDDM presented with 4 weeks of nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain...
May 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859392/long-term-wireless-ph-monitoring-of-the-distal-esophagus-prolonging-the-test-beyond-48-hours-is-unnecessary-and-may-be-misleading
#3
G Capovilla, R Salvador, L Spadotto, G Voltarel, E Pesenti, A Perazzolo, L Nicoletti, S Merigliano, M Costantini
Wireless pH monitoring of the esophagus has been widely used to detect GERD for more than a decade. It is generally well tolerated and accepted by patients, but it is still unclear whether prolonging a recording beyond the usual 48 hours can improve the test's diagnostic value. The aim of this study is to examine the diagnostic yield of 96-hour pH monitoring vis-à-vis 24- and 48-hour tests, and to ascertain whether any gain in diagnostic terms was of genuine clinical utility. Patients with suspected GERD underwent 4-day PPI-off wireless pH monitoring of the distal esophagus...
October 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837700/risk-of-pneumonia-in-patients-with-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-a-population-based-cohort-study
#4
Wan-Tseng Hsu, Chih-Cheng Lai, Ya-Hui Wang, Ping-Huei Tseng, Kun Wang, Cheng-Yi Wang, Likwang Chen
PURPOSE: The prevalence of gastroesophagel reflux disease (GERD) has steadily increased. However, the association between GERD itself and the risk of pneumonia remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the association between GERD and long-term risk of pneumonia and to identify the major risk factors for pneumonia in GERD patients. METHODS: Using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, we identified patients who were newly diagnosed with GERD and treated with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) from January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2010...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832633/can-facts-trump-unconditional-trust-evidence-based-information-halves-the-influence-of-physicians-non-evidence-based-cancer-screening-recommendations
#5
Odette Wegwarth, Gert G Wagner, Gerd Gigerenzer
Informed decision making in medicine, defined as basing one's decision on the best current medical evidence, requires both informed physicians and informed patients. In cancer screening, however, studies document that these prerequisites are not yet met. Many physicians do not know or understand the medical evidence behind screening tests, do not adequately counsel (asymptomatic) people on screening, and make recommendations that conflict with existing guidelines on informed choice. Consistent with this situation, nation-wide studies showed that the general public misperceives the contribution of cancer screening but that understanding considerably improves when evidence-based information is provided...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815443/endoscopic-ultrasound-as-a-pretreatment-clinical-staging-tool-for-gastric-cancer-association-with-pathology-and-outcome
#6
Ryan P Merkow, Gabriel Herrera, Debra A Goldman, Hans Gerdes, Mark A Schattner, Arnold J Markowitz, Vivian E Strong, Murray F Brennan, Daniel G Coit
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a guideline-recommended diagnostic test to estimate pretreatment clinical stage in gastric cancer. The impact of EUS to discriminate long-term outcomes has not been established. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of our study were to (1) evaluate the association between EUS and pathologic stage; (2) evaluate the ability of EUS to predict disease-specific survival (DSS); and (3) determine how neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NCT) affects these relationships...
August 16, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795160/performance-and-in-house-validation-of-a-bioassay-for-the-determination-of-beta1-autoantibodies-found-in-patients-with-cardiomyopathy
#7
Katrin Wenzel, Sarah Schulze-Rothe, Annekathrin Haberland, Johannes Müller, Gerd Wallukat, Hanna Davideit
BACKGROUND: Autoantibodies specific for the adrenergic beta1-receptor were identified to be an essential factor for the pathogenesis of dilated cardiomyopathy. For the detection of these autoantibodies, a bioassay was developed and has been used, measuring the positive chronotropic effect on spontaneously beating neonatal rat cardiomyocytes. In order to use this bioassay as an analytical tool to monitor the effectiveness of autoantibody neutralizing therapy in a regulated field, there is a need to assess its analytical performance and validate it according to current guidelines...
July 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768359/-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-disease-lprd-in-children
#8
Oliver Reichel, Panagiotis Saravakos, Kai J Lorenz
LPRD in children is characterized by symptoms, clinical findings, and sequelae caused by the reflux of gastric acid, bile acid or refluxate containing pepsin beyond the esophagus. For diagnostic procedures and therapy of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in children and adults widely accepted guidelines have been established. However, diagnosis and therapy of LPRD in children remains a continuous issue of inter- and intradisciplinary discussions. Although both GERD and LPRD in children are reflux-induced diseases, these two entities are different in symptoms, cause, diagnostic procedures, and therapy...
July 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763023/gastro-esophageal-reflux-in-children
#9
REVIEW
Anna Rybak, Marcella Pesce, Nikhil Thapar, Osvaldo Borrelli
Gastro-esophageal reflux (GER) is common in infants and children and has a varied clinical presentation: from infants with innocent regurgitation to infants and children with severe esophageal and extra-esophageal complications that define pathological gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). Although the pathophysiology is similar to that of adults, symptoms of GERD in infants and children are often distinct from classic ones such as heartburn. The passage of gastric contents into the esophagus is a normal phenomenon occurring many times a day both in adults and children, but, in infants, several factors contribute to exacerbate this phenomenon, including a liquid milk-based diet, recumbent position and both structural and functional immaturity of the gastro-esophageal junction...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752820/variation-in-preoperative-testing-and-antireflux-surgery-in-infants
#10
Heather L Short, Nikolay P Braykov, James E Bost, Mehul V Raval
BACKGROUND: Despite the availability of objective tests, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) diagnosis and management in infants remains controversial and highly variable. Our purpose was to characterize national variation in diagnostic testing and surgical utilization for infants with GERD. METHODS: Using the Pediatric Health Information System, we identified infants <1 year old diagnosed with GERD between January 2011 and March 2015. Outcomes included progression to antireflux surgery (ARS) and use of relevant diagnostic testing...
July 28, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706134/heparin-antagonizes-cisplatin-resistance-of-a2780-ovarian-cancer-cells-by-affecting-the-wnt-signaling-pathway
#11
Daniel Bastian Pfankuchen, Fabian Baltes, Tahira Batool, Jin-Ping Li, Martin Schlesinger, Gerd Bendas
Low molecular weight heparin (LMWH), the guideline based drug for prophylaxis and treatment of cancer-associated thrombosis, was recently shown to sensitize cisplatin resistant A2780cis human ovarian cancer cells for cisplatin cytotoxicity upon 24 h pretreatment with 50 μg × mL-1 of the LMWH tinzaparin in vitro, equivalent to a therapeutic dosage. Thereby, LMWH induced sensitization by transcriptional reprogramming of A2780cis cells via not yet elucidated mechanisms that depend on cellular proteoglycans. Here we aim to illuminate the underlying molecular mechanisms of LMWH in sensitizing A2780cis cells for cisplatin...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692828/sleep-bruxism-and-related-risk-factors-in-adults-a-systematic-literature-review
#12
REVIEW
Tommaso Castroflorio, Andrea Bargellini, Gabriele Rossini, Giovanni Cugliari, Andrea Deregibus
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article was to systematically review the literature to assess the relationship between risk factors and sleep bruxism (SB) in adults (age ≥18 years). DESIGN: A systematic search of the following databases was carried out: PubMed, Embase, Scopus, Cochrane Oral Health Group's Trial Register and Cochrane Register of Controlled Trials, Web of Science, LILACs and SciELO. Nine out of the 4583 initially identified articles were selected. This review was conducted according to the guidelines from the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions, with reporting in agreement to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses guidelines...
July 5, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677175/s1-guidelines-lipedema
#13
Stefanie Reich-Schupke, Wilfried Schmeller, Wolfgang Justus Brauer, Manuel E Cornely, Gabriele Faerber, Malte Ludwig, Gerd Lulay, Anya Miller, Stefan Rapprich, Dirk Frank Richter, Vivien Schacht, Klaus Schrader, Markus Stücker, Christian Ure
The present, revised guidelines on lipedema were developed under the auspices of and funded by the German Society of Phlebology (DGP). The recommendations are based on a systematic literature search and the consensus of eight medical societies and working groups. The guidelines contain recommendations with respect to diagnosis and management of lipedema. The diagnosis is established on the basis of medical history and clinical findings. Characteristically, there is a localized, symmetrical increase in subcutaneous adipose tissue in arms and legs that is in marked disproportion to the trunk...
July 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626103/-study-on-lifestyle-in-patients-with-gastroesophageal-%C3%A2-reflux-disease
#14
Lingzhi Yuan, Dan Tang, Jin Peng, Nanfang Qu, Chun Yue, Fen Wang
To investigate the correlation between certain unhealthy lifestyles and the incidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), thus to provide the lifestyle guidelines for GERD patients.
 Methods: Retrospective study were conducted for 402 GERD and 276 non-GERD out-patients in Department of Gastroenterology, Third Xiangya Hospital, Central South University from August, 2014 to August, 2015 based on questionnaire survey, then the correlation of unhealthy lifestyles with GERD were analyzed.
 Results: The top 10 common symptoms for GERD were as follows: reflux, acid regurgitation, postprandial fullness, heartburn, swallow obstruction or pain, epigastric burning sensation, paraesthesia pharynges, poststernal pain, chronic laryngopharyngitis, and chronic cough...
May 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591069/world-gastroenterology-organisation-global-guidelines-gerd-global-perspective-on-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#15
Richard Hunt, David Armstrong, Peter Katelaris, Mary Afihene, Abate Bane, Shobna Bhatia, Min-Hu Chen, Myung Gyu Choi, Angelita Cristine Melo, Kwong Ming Fock, Alex Ford, Michio Hongo, Aamir Khan, Leonid Lazebnik, Greger Lindberg, Maribel Lizarzabal, Thein Myint, Joaquim Prado Moraes-Filho, Graciela Salis, Jaw Town Lin, Raj Vaidya, Abdelmounen Abdo, Anton LeMair
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581835/development-and-gamma-scintigraphy-evaluation-of-gastro-retentive-calcium-ion-based-oral-formulation-an-innovative-approach-for-the-management-of-gastro-esophageal-reflux-disease-gerd
#16
Braj Gaurav Sharma, Kushagra Khanna, Neeraj Kumar, Dhruv K Nishad, Mitra Basu, Aseem Bhatnagar
Calcium chloride is an essential calcium channel agonist which plays an important role in the contraction of muscles by triggering calcium channel. First time hypothesized about its role in the treatment of GER (gastro-esophageal reflux) and vomiting disorder due to its local action. There are two objectives covered in this study as first, the development and optimization of floating formulation of calcium chloride and another objective was to evaluate optimized formulation through gamma scintigraphy in human subjects...
November 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508234/surgical-treatment-of-extraesophageal-manifestations-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#17
REVIEW
Feroze Sidwa, Alessandra L Moore, Elaine Alligood, P Marco Fisichella
OBJECTIVE: To review the current literature on the role of antireflux surgery (ARS) for the treatment of extraesophageal manifestations of GERD. The extraesophageal manifestations of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) include chronic cough, laryngopharyngeal reflux, and asthma. They are responsible for significant morbidity in affected patients and a high economic burden on healthcare resources. We recently published a larger review on the symptoms, diagnosis, medical, and surgical treatment of the extraesophageal manifestations of GERD...
May 15, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500979/ultra-sensitive-and-selective-quantification-of-endothelin-1-in-human-plasma-using-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-coupled-to-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#18
Yosuke Suzuki, Lukas Witt, Walter Mier, Gerd Mikus, Christoph Markert, Walter E Haefeli, Jürgen Burhenne
Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is a potent endogenous vasoconstrictor peptide and the plasma concentrations are commonly quantified by immunoassays such as enzyme-linked immuno-sorbent assays (ELISA) with the disadvantage of possible cross-reactivity with closely related endothelin derivatives. The aim of this study was to develop and validate an ultra-sensitive and selective assay for the quantification of ET-1 in human plasma, using ultra-performance liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) after solid phase extraction...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467373/the-impact-of-the-low-molecular-weight-heparin-tinzaparin-on-the-sensitization-of-cisplatin-resistant-ovarian-cancers-preclinical-in-vivo-evaluation-in-xenograft-tumor-models
#19
Thomas Mueller, Daniel Bastian Pfankuchen, Kathleen Wantoch von Rekowski, Martin Schlesinger, Franziska Reipsch, Gerd Bendas
Resistance formation of tumors against chemotherapeutics is the major obstacle in clinical cancer therapy. Although low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) is an important component in oncology referring to guideline-based antithrombotic prophylaxis of tumor patients, a potential interference of LMWH with chemoresistance is unknown. We have recently shown that LMWH reverses the cisplatin resistance of A2780cis human ovarian cancer cells in vitro. Here we address the question whether this LMWH effect is also valid under in vivo conditions...
May 3, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462903/long-term-outcomes-after-tavi-in-patients-with-different-types-of-aortic-stenosis-the-conundrum-of-low-flow-low-gradient-and-low-ejection-fraction
#20
Miriam Puls, Kerstin Pia Korte, Annalen Bleckmann, Mark Huenlich, Bernhard C Danner, Friedrich Schoendube, Gerd Hasenfuß, Claudius Jacobshagen, Wolfgang Schillinger
AIMS: The objective of this study was to examine the impact of guideline-defined subtypes of severe aortic stenosis (AS) on long-term outcomes after TAVI. METHODS AND RESULTS: Four hundred (400) consecutive patients who underwent TAVI (203 transapical, 197 transfemoral) at our institution 8/2008-3/2013 were followed systematically (for up to seven years). One hundred and forty-seven (147) individuals suffered from NEF-HG AS (LV-EF ≥50%, high Pmean ≥40 mmHg), 63 from LEF-HG AS (LV-EF <50%, high gradient), 77 from PLF-LG AS (LV-EF ≥50%, low gradient, stroke volume index [SVI] <35 ml/m²), and 81 from LEF-LG AS (LV-EF <50%, low gradient)...
June 20, 2017: EuroIntervention
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