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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638799/bilateral-diffuse-grade-5-radiation-pneumonitis-after-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-for-localized-lung-cancer
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Virginia W Osborn, Andrea Leaf, Anna Lee, Elizabeth Garay, Joseph Safdieh, David Schwartz, David Schreiber
We are reporting a case of fatal radiation pneumonitis that developed six months following chemoradiation for limited stage small cell lung cancer. The patient was a 67-year-old man with a past medical history of Hashimoto's thyroiditis and remote suspicion for CREST, neither of which were active in the years leading up to treatment. He received 6600 cGy delivered in 200 cGy daily fractions via intensity modulated radiation therapy with concurrent cisplatin/etoposide followed by additional chemotherapy with dose-reduced cisplatin/etoposide and carboplatin/etoposide and then received prophylactic cranial irradiation...
June 10, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636638/outcomes-from-a-large-10-year-hepatitis-c-treatment-programme-in-people-who-inject-drugs-no-effect-of-recent-or-former-injecting-drug-use-on-treatment-adherence-or-therapeutic-response
#2
Omar Elsherif, Ciaran Bannan, Shay Keating, Susan McKiernan, Colm Bergin, Suzanne Norris
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: People who inject drugs (PWID) are historically viewed as having "difficult to treat" hepatitis C disease, with perceived inferior treatment adherence and outcomes, and concerns regarding reinfection risk. We evaluated for differences in treatment adherence and response to Peginterferon-alfa-2a/Ribavirin (Peg-IFNα/RBV) in a large urban cohort with and without a history of remote or recent injection drug use. METHODS: Patient data was retrospectively reviewed for 1000 consecutive patients-608 former (no injecting drug use for 6 months of therapy), 85 recent (injecting drug use within 6 months) PWID, and 307 non-drug users who were treated for chronic hepatitis C with Peg-IFNα/RBV...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635345/avatar-assisted-therapy-a-proof-of-concept-pilot-study-of-a-novel-technology-based-intervention-to-treat-substance-use-disorders
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Michael S Gordon, Steven B Carswell, Mary Schadegg, Kayla Mangen, Kelly Merkel, Susan Tangires, Frank J Vocci
BACKGROUND: Avatar-assisted therapy (AAT) is a novel and emerging technology that uses the Internet to enable clinicians and clients in substance abuse treatment to participate in group counseling sessions from separate and remote locations in real time through the use of avatars and virtual environments. OBJECTIVES: The current study is a pilot proof-of-concept feasibility study involving individuals in outpatient substance abuse treatment. This report addresses two questions: (1) are individuals who present for substance abuse treatment interested in receiving AAT and (2) what factors are associated with better treatment success...
February 17, 2017: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633040/hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-training-challenges-and-potential-opportunities-through-networking-and-integration-of-modern-technologies-to-the-practice-setting
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REVIEW
Mohamed A Kharfan-Dabaja, Mahmoud Aljurf
Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), particularly allogeneic HCT, is a complex and a high-risk procedure requiring expertise to manage potential treatment complications. Published data supports the value of quality management systems in improving post-transplant outcomes; however, there are no universally established, or agreed upon, criteria to assess adequacy of training of physicians, transplant or nontransplant, and supporting staff, among others. It is of paramount importance for transplant centers to identify the needed area(s) of expertise in order to seek appropriate training for their staff...
June 13, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631503/exercise-induced-cardioprotection-and-the-therapeutic-potential-of-ripc
#5
John C Quindry
In the search for innovative solutions to treat ischemic heart disease, recent basic science and clinical approaches have focused on remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC). Remote ischemic preconditioning involves short intervals of limb blood flow occlusion by the application of a blood pressure cuff inflated to a suprasystolic pressure. The promise of RIPC in the development of new cardioprotective therapies is founded on the premise that it is cost-effective, technically simple, and overcomes many logistical and biochemical hurdles associated with other ischemic preconditioning approaches...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629432/imaging-of-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-3-integrin-expression-in-experimental-myocardial-ischemia-with-68-ga-nodaga-rgd-positron-emission-tomography
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Maria Grönman, Miikka Tarkia, Tuomas Kiviniemi, Paavo Halonen, Antti Kuivanen, Timo Savunen, Tuula Tolvanen, Jarmo Teuho, Meeri Käkelä, Olli Metsälä, Mikko Pietilä, Pekka Saukko, Seppo Ylä-Herttuala, Juhani Knuuti, Anne Roivainen, Antti Saraste
BACKGROUND: Radiolabeled RGD peptides detect αvβ3 integrin expression associated with angiogenesis and extracellular matrix remodeling after myocardial infarction. We studied whether cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) with [(68)Ga]NODAGA-RGD detects increased αvβ3 integrin expression after induction of flow-limiting coronary stenosis in pigs, and whether αvβ3 integrin is expressed in viable ischemic or injured myocardium. METHODS: We studied 8 Finnish landrace pigs 13 ± 4 days after percutaneous implantation of a bottleneck stent in the proximal left anterior descending coronary artery...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628601/the-damage-control-surgery-in-austere-environments-research-group-dcsaerg-a-dynamic-program-to-facilitate-real-time-telementoring-telediagnosis-to-address-exsanguination-in-extreme-and-austere-environments
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Andrew W Kirkpatrick, Jessica L McKee, Paul B McBeth, Chad G Ball, Anthony LaPorta, Timothy Broderick, Tim Leslie, David King, Heather E Wright Beatty, Jocelyn Keillor, Homer Tien
Hemorrhage is the most preventable cause of posttraumatic death. Many cases are potentially anatomically salvageable, yet remain lethal without logistics or trained personnel to deliver diagnosis or resuscitative surgery in austere environments. Revolutions in technology for remote mentoring of ultrasound and surgery may enhance capabilities to utilize the skill sets of non-physicians. Thus, our research collaborative explored remote mentoring to empower non-physicians to address junctional and torso hemorrhage control in austere environments...
July 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628222/the-value-of-electrocardiography-in-prognosticating-clinical-deterioration-and-mortality-in-acute-pulmonary-embolism-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Amro Qaddoura, Geneviève C Digby, Conrad Kabali, Piotr Kukla, Zhong-Qun Zhan, Adrian M Baranchuk
The role of electrocardiography (ECG) in prognosticating pulmonary embolism (PE) is increasingly recognized. ECG is quickly interpretable, noninvasive, inexpensive, and available in remote areas. We hypothesized that ECG can provide useful information about PE prognostication. We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Google Scholar, Web of Science, abstracts, conference proceedings, and reference lists through February 2017. Eligible studies used ECG to prognosticate for the main outcomes of death and clinical deterioration or escalation of therapy...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625045/size-dependent-heating-of-magnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
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Sheng Tong, Christopher A Quinto, Linlin Zhang, Priya Mohindra, Gang Bao
The ability to generate heat under an alternating magnetic field (AMF) makes magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (MIONs) an ideal heat source for biomedical applications including cancer thermoablative therapy, tissue preservation, and remote control of cell function. However, there is a lack of quantitative understanding of the mechanisms governing heat generation of MIONs, and the optimal nanoparticle size for magnetic fluid heating (MFH) applications. Here, we show that MIONs with large sizes (>20 nm) have a specific absorption rate (SAR) significantly higher than that predicted by the widely used linear theory of MFH...
June 21, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617354/photoacoustic-drug-delivery
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REVIEW
Yuqi Zhang, Jicheng Yu, Anna R Kahkoska, Zhen Gu
Photoacoustic (PA) technology holds great potential in clinical translation as a new non-invasive bioimaging modality. In contrast to conventional optical imaging, PA imaging (PAI) enables higher resolution imaging with deeper imaging depth. Besides applications for diagnosis, PA has also been extended to theranostic applications. The guidance of PAI facilitates remotely controlled drug delivery. This review focuses on the recent development of PAI-mediated drug delivery systems. We provide an overview of the design of different PAI agents for drug delivery...
June 15, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614556/binocular-therapy-for-childhood-amblyopia-improves-vision-without-breaking-interocular-suppression
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Manuela Bossi, Vijay K Tailor, Elaine J Anderson, Peter J Bex, John A Greenwood, Annegret Dahlmann-Noor, Steven C Dakin
Purpose: Amblyopia is a common developmental visual impairment characterized by a substantial difference in acuity between the two eyes. Current monocular treatments, which promote use of the affected eye by occluding or blurring the fellow eye, improve acuity, but are hindered by poor compliance. Recently developed binocular treatments can produce rapid gains in visual function, thought to be as a result of reduced interocular suppression. We set out to develop an effective home-based binocular treatment system for amblyopia that would engage high levels of compliance but that would also allow us to assess the role of suppression in children's response to binocular treatment...
June 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613356/outpatient-wide-field-digital-imaging-of-infants-with-retinopathy-of-prematurity
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Robert W Arnold, Robin L Grendahl, R Kevin Winkle, Jack Jacob
Eight infants were closely monitored for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) while in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU); two required laser therapy. After discharge from the NICU, they had outpatient examination with dilated, scleral depressed ROP staging, and each had digital widefield retinal imaging (Optos, Dunfermline, United Kingdom) without lid speculum, or with lid speculum if not cooperative. Images were shared remotely using ROP-Check software (Glacier Medical Software, Anchorage, AK), from which ophthalmologists made clinical impressions...
June 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610773/contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-interventional-cardiology-emerging-evidence-and-unifying-mechanisms-of-protection-by-remote-ischemic-conditioning
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REVIEW
Adebayo C Atanda, Oladipupo Olafiranye
Contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) is a common complication of many diagnostic and therapeutic cardiovascular procedures. It is associated with longer in-hospital stay, more complicated hospitalization course, and higher in-hospital morbidity and mortality. With increasing use of contrast media in various diagnostic and interventional procedures, the prevalence of CI-AKI is expected to rise. Although pre-hydration with intravenous normal saline is recommended in patients with elevated risk of CI-AKI, this approach is often not feasible in many clinical settings...
June 6, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606818/investigating-unlicensed-retail-drug-vendors-preparedness-and-knowledge-about-malaria-an-exploratory-study-in-rural-uganda
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Eric Liow, Rosemin Kassam, Richard Sekiwunga
BACKGROUND: Despite major efforts to increase the uptake of preventive measures and timely use of the first line antimalarial treatment artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACT), Uganda continues to fall short of meeting its national malaria control targets. One of the challenges has been scaling up effective measures in rural and remote areas where the unlicensed private retail sector remains the first point of contact and a common source of treatment. The current paper discusses unlicensed vendors' (1) training related to malaria case management for children aged five and under, and (2) knowledge related to the cause of malaria, preventive measures, common signs, and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and best treatment options...
June 9, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603663/the-present-and-future-of-robotic-technology-in-rehabilitation
#15
Jeffrey Laut, Maurizio Porfiri, Preeti Raghavan
Robotic technology designed to assist rehabilitation can potentially increase the efficiency of and accessibility to therapy by assisting therapists to provide consistent training for extended periods of time, and collecting data to assess progress. Automatization of therapy may enable many patients to be treated simultaneously and possibly even remotely, in the comfort of their own homes, through telerehabilitation. The data collected can be used to objectively assess performance and document compliance as well as progress...
December 2016: Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601205/remote-damage-control-resuscitation-in-austere-environments
#16
REVIEW
Ronald Chang, Brian J Eastridge, John B Holcomb
Hemorrhage is the leading cause of preventable military and civilian trauma death. Damage control resuscitation with concomitant mechanical hemorrhage control has become the preferred in-hospital treatment of hemorrhagic shock. In particular, plasma-based resuscitation with decreased volumes of crystalloids and artificial colloids as part of damage control resuscitation has improved outcomes in the military and civilian sectors. However, translation of these principles and techniques to the prehospital, remote, and austere environments, known as remote damage control resuscitation, is challenging given the resource limitations in these settings...
June 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597911/digitizing-medicines-for-remote-capture-of-oral-medication-adherence-using-co-encapsulation
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Sara H Browne, Charles Peloquin, Frank Santillo, Richard Haubrich, Leticia Muttera, Kathleen Moser, George Savage, Constance Benson, Terrence Blaschke
High-resolution measurement of medication adherence is essential to personalized drug therapy . An FDA-cleared device, using an edible ingestion sensor (IS), external wearable patch and paired mobile device, can detect and record ingestion events. Oral medications must be combined with an IS to generate precise 'digitized-medication' ingestion records. We developed a GMP-protocol to repackage oral medications with the IS within certified Capsugel® capsules, termed co-encapsulation (CoE). A randomized bioequivalence study of CoE-IS-Rifamate (Isoniazid/Rifampin 150/300mg) versus native-Rifamate was conducted in 12 patients with active Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (MTB) and demonstrated bioequivalence using the population method ratio test (95% CI)...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597028/-aphasia-a%C3%A2-neuronal-network-disorder
#18
REVIEW
A Stockert, D Saur
Language processing requires the coordinated interaction of local and distant neural populations within distributed networks of the temporal, frontal and parietal brain regions. Poststroke aphasia is the consequence of both local as well as remote dysfunction within language-specific and domain-general networks. Language recovery, in turn, rests on reorganization processes within these networks. These comprise the resolution of an acute network failure (i. e. diaschisis), the subacute activation of right hemisphere homologous regions and the gradual reintegration of left hemisphere remote and perilesional areas...
June 8, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594813/-open-thrombectomy-in-acute-iliofemoral-venous-thrombosis
#19
A V Pokrovskiĭ, I M Ignat'ev, E G Gradusov, R A Bredikhin
AIM: The study was aimed at assessing efficacy of open thrombectomy in acute iliofemoral venous thrombosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2012 to December 2016, a total of 37 patients underwent transfemoral thrombectomy for acute iliofemoral venous thrombosis. The Control Group consisted of 24 patients receiving standard anticoagulant therapy. Six patients were subjected to a hybrid operation consisting in thrombectomy supplemented with stenting of the residual compression stenosis of the left common iliac vein (CIV)...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593097/the-effect-of-electrical-stimulation-versus-sham-cueing-on-scapular-position-during-exercise-in-patients-with-scapular-dyskinesis
#20
Deborah L Walker, Cheryl J Hickey, Mason B Tregoning
BACKGROUND: Conventional therapeutic exercise programs are commonly used to treat patients with scapular dyskinesis. There are no studies that have examined traditional therapeutic exercise programs with the addition of remote triggered electrical stimulation (ES) to affect the position of the scapula (using spine to scapular border distance as a reference point) during the performance of exercises that have lower upper trapezius (UT) to lower trapezius (LT) ratio exercises. PURPOSE: The purpose of this pilot study was to compare scapular position after performance of three low UT/LT ratio therapeutic exercises in two conditions, electrical stimulation (ESTherex) and sham electrical stimulation (ShamTherex) in asymptomatic persons who were positive for scapular dyskinesis...
June 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
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