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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431291/temporal-pole-abnormalities-detected-by-3-t-mri-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-due-to-hippocampal-sclerosis-no-influence-on-seizure-outcome-after-surgery
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Sara Casciato, Angelo Picardi, Alfredo D'Aniello, Marco De Risi, Giovanni Grillea, Pier Paolo Quarato, Addolorata Mascia, Liliana G Grammaldo, Giulio Nicolo' Meldolesi, Roberta Morace, Vincenzo Esposito, Giancarlo Di Gennaro
PURPOSE: To assess the clinical significance of temporal pole abnormalities (temporopolar blurring, TB, and temporopolar atrophy, TA) detected by using 3 Tesla MRI in the preoperative workup in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy due to hippocampal sclerosis (TLE-HS) who underwent surgery. METHODS: We studied 78 consecutive patients with TLE-HS who underwent surgery and were followed up for at least 2 years. Based on findings of pre-surgical 3 Tesla MRI, patients were subdivided in subgroups according to the presence of TB or TA...
April 12, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431119/survival-benefit-of-adding-docetaxel-cisplatin-and-5-fluorouracil-induction-chemotherapy-to-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-for-locally-advanced-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-with-nodal-stage-n2-3
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Masahiro Kawahira, Tomoya Yokota, Satoshi Hamauchi, Yusuke Onozawa, Hirofumi Ogawa, Tsuyoshi Onoe, Tomoyuki Kamijo, Yoshiyuki Iida, Tetsuo Nishimura, Tetsuro Onitsuka, Hirofumi Yasui
Background: Concurrent chemoradiotherapy followed by adjuvant chemotherapy (CCRT-AC) has been established as the standard of care in locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (LA-NPC). The survival benefit of induction chemotherapy (ICT) for LA-NPC remains controversial. We analyzed the efficacy and feasibility of docetaxel, cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil (TPF) ICT followed by CCRT for LA-NPC with nodal Stage N2-3. Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis of 28 LA-NPC patients with nodal Stage N2-3 receiving induction TPF followed by CCRT (TPF group; n = 12) or CCRT-AC (CCRT group; n = 16) between October 2006 and May 2016...
April 20, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427451/household-level-spatio-temporal-analysis-of-plasmodium-falciparum-and-plasmodium-vivax-malaria-in-ethiopia
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Dinberu Seyoum, Delenasaw Yewhalaw, Luc Duchateau, Patrick Brandt, Angel Rosas-Aguirre, Niko Speybroeck
BACKGROUND: The global decline of malaria burden and goals for elimination has led to an increased interest in the fine-scale epidemiology of malaria. Micro-geographic heterogeneity of malaria infection could have implications for designing targeted small-area interventions. METHODS: Two-year longitudinal cohort study data were used to explore the spatial and spatio-temporal distribution of malaria episodes in 2040 children aged < 10 years in 16 villages near the Gilgel-Gibe hydropower dam in Southwest Ethiopia...
April 20, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427414/observational-study-of-interleukin-21-il-21-does-not-distinguish-kawasaki-disease-from-other-causes-of-fever-in-children
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Rachel Engelberg, Meghan Martin, Brian H Wrotniak, Mark Daniel Hicar
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease (KD) is a febrile childhood vasculitis of unknown etiology. The diagnosis is highly concerning as over a quarter of children who fail to receive timely treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) will develop coronary aneurysms. Diagnosis relies on proper symptomatology and is supported by non-specific markers of inflammation. Previous studies have identified elevated plasma levels of interleukin-21 (IL-21) as a sensitive and specific biomarker in KD...
April 20, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426104/a-randomized-open-label-phase-iii-trial-comparing-amrubicin-versus-docetaxel-in-patients-with-previously-treated-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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H Yoshioka, N Katakami, H Okamoto, Y Iwamoto, T Seto, T Takahashi, N Sunaga, S Kudoh, K Chikamori, M Harada, H Tanaka, H Saito, H Saka, K Takeda, N Nogami, N Masuda, T Harada, H Kitagawa, H Horio, T Yamanaka, M Fukuoka, N Yamamoto, K Nakagawa
Background: Amrubicin is approved for treating non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and small-cell lung cancer. However, no direct comparisons between amrubicin and docetaxel, a standard treatment for NSCLC, have been reported. Patients and methods: We conducted a randomized phase III trial of Japanese NSCLC patients after one or two chemotherapy regimens. Patients were randomized to amrubicin (35 mg/m2 on days 1-3 every 3 weeks) or docetaxel (60 mg/m2 on day 1 every 3 weeks)...
February 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426102/infection-related-complications-during-treatment-for-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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H Inaba, D Pei, J Wolf, S C Howard, R T Hayden, M Go, O Varechtchouk, T Hahn, J Buaboonnam, M L Metzger, J E Rubnitz, R C Ribeiro, J T Sandlund, S Jeha, C Cheng, W E Evans, M V Relling, C-H Pui
Background: Comprehensive studies on neutropenia and infection-related complications in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are lacking. Patients and methods: We evaluated infection-related complications that were grade ≥3 on National Cancer Institute's Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (version 3.0) and their risk factors in 409 children with newly diagnosed ALL throughout the treatment period. Results: Of the 2420 infection episodes, febrile neutropenia and clinically or microbiologically documented infection were seen in 1107 and 1313 episodes, respectively...
February 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425571/clinical-factors-affecting-costs-in-patients-receiving-systemic-antifungal-therapy-in-intensive-care-units-in-greece-results-from-the-estimator-study
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A Armaganidis, S Nanas, E Antoniadou, K Mandragos, K Liakou, A Koutsoukou, G Baltopoulos, G Nakos, A Kounougeri, K Ganas, A Prekates, M Kompoti, D Georgopoulos, I Pneumatikos, E Zakynthinos
Invasive fungal infections are common in intensive care units (ICUs) but there is a great variability in factors affecting costs of different antifungal treatment strategies in clinical practice. To determine factors affecting treatment cost in adult ICU patients with or without documented invasive fungal infection receiving systemic antifungal therapy (SAT) we have performed a prospective, multicentre, observational study enrolling patients receiving SAT in participating ICUs in Greece. During the study period, 155 patients received SAT at 14 participating ICUs: 37 (23...
April 20, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424936/preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-versus-perioperative-chemotherapy-for-patients-with-resectable-esophageal-or-gastroesophageal-junction-adenocarcinoma
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M C J Anderegg, P C van der Sluis, J P Ruurda, S S Gisbertz, M C C M Hulshof, M van Vulpen, N Haj Mohammed, H W M van Laarhoven, M J Wiezer, M Los, M I van Berge Henegouwen, R van Hillegersberg
BACKGROUND: This study compares neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) with perioperative chemotherapy (pCT) for patients with resectable esophageal or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma in terms of toxicity, postoperative complications, pathologic response, and survival. METHODS: This study retrospectively analyzed and compared 313 patients with resectable esophageal or GEJ adenocarcinoma treated with either nCRT (carboplatin/paclitaxel 41.4 Gy, n = 176) or pCT (epirubicin, cisplatin and capecitabine, n = 137)...
April 19, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423465/febrile-status-epilepticus-due-to-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection
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Kazuhiro Uda, Katsuhiko Kitazawa
BACKGROUND: Febrile status epilepticus can have neurological sequelae. The type of sequelae, however, may depend on the etiology, including infections by viral agents such as the influenza virus. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in childhood suggests a similar role for this pathogen. The aim of this study was to characterize febrile status epilepticus associated with RSV infection, and to determine whether this type of infection is a risk factor for neurological sequelae with febrile status epilepticus...
April 19, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422743/efficacy-and-safety-of-dose-dense-chemotherapy-in-urothelial-carcinoma
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Chenjing Zhu, Jiaming Liu, Jing Zhang, Qingfang Li, Qisi Lian, Jing Xu, Xuelei Ma
We conducted a meta-analysis to assess the efficacy and safety of dose-dense chemotherapy in the treatment of patients with urothelial carcinoma. A systematic search was conducted in PubMed, Medline, Embase, Web of Science and Cochrane Collaboration's Central register of controlled trials (CENTRAL) for relevant articles. Data was obtained from 10 trials with a total of 1093 patients. The pooled pathologic complete response (pCR) was 27.8% in the ten studies with a full cohort of 684 patients who received dose-dense methotrexate, vinblastine, adriamycin and cisplatin (dd-MVAC)...
March 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421640/identification-of-risk-factors-predicting-febrile-neutropenia-in-patients-with-metastatic-germ-cell-tumors-receiving-cisplatin-based-combination-chemotherapy
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Masatomo Nishikawa, Hideaki Miyake, Masato Fujisawa
OBJECTIVES: To identify clinical features and predictive factors of febrile neutropenia in Japanese patients with metastatic germ cell tumors undergoing cytotoxic chemotherapy. METHODS: Between April 2007 and May 2016, 86 consecutive Japanese patients with metastatic metastatic germ cell tumors were treated with cisplatin-based combination chemotherapy, including bleomycin, etoposide and cisplatin, and paclitaxel, ifosfamide and cisplatin. A total of 378 chemotherapy cycles administered for these 86 patients were retrospectively analyzed...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420403/molecular-surveillance-of-plasmodium-falciparum-drug-resistance-in-the-republic-of-congo-four-and-nine-years-after-the-introduction-of-artemisinin-based-combination-therapy
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Felix Koukouikila-Koussounda, Sankarganesh Jeyaraj, Christian N Nguetse, Charles Nchotebah Nkonganyi, Kossiwa Clarisse Kokou, Mandingha K Etoka-Beka, Francine Ntoumi, Thirumalaisamy P Velavan
BACKGROUND: Resistance to anti-malarial drugs hinders efforts on malaria elimination and eradication. Following the global spread of chloroquine-resistant parasites, the Republic of Congo adopted artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) in 2006 as a first-line treatment for uncomplicated malaria. To assess the impacts after implementation of ACT, a molecular surveillance for anti-malarial drug resistance was conducted in Congo 4 and 9 years after the introduction of ACT. METHODS: Blood samples of 431 febrile children aged 1-10 years were utilized from two previous studies conducted in 2010 (N = 311) and 2015 (N = 120)...
April 19, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420014/-febrile-urinary-tract-infections-when-are-they-an-emergency
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Evi Comploj, Armin Pycha
Urinary tract infections should be suspected in every febrile infant until proven otherwise. While older children and adolescents mostly present with classical features such as dysuria, flank pain and/or abdominal pain, secondary enuresis or pollakiuria, diagnosing infants or newborns, who are incapable of describing or pinpointing pain, can be much more challenging. As such, an infection with gradual and subtle onset may result in fulminant disease and emergency situations. In children with urinary tract infections and known mechanical or functional obstructions of the urinary tract, adequate drainage of the infected urinary tract may be necessary (e...
February 2017: Aktuelle Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420013/-febrile-urinary-tract-infections-when-are-they-an-emergency
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Evi Comploj, Armin Pycha
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Aktuelle Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418473/diagnosis-of-bacterial-infection-using-a-2-transcript-host-rna-signature-in-febrile-infants-60-days-or-younger
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Myrsini Kaforou, Jethro A Herberg, Victoria J Wright, Lachlan J M Coin, Michael Levin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 18, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418340/risk-adapted-management-of-febrile-neutrepenia-and-early-cessation-of-empirical-antibiotherapy-in-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-setting
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Ali Hakan Kaya, Emre Tekgündüz, Fazilet Duygu, Dicle Koca, Filiz Bekdemir, Hikmetullah Batgi, Bahar Ulu Uncu, Tuğçe Nur Yiğenoğlu, Mehmet Sinan Dal, Merih Çakar Kızıl, Fevzi Altuntaş
BACKGROUND: Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation is a curative treatment option for many haematological disorders. Infection following haematopoietic stem cell transplantation is one of the major causes of mortality. AIMS: To investigate the outcomes of early cessation of empirical antibiotic treatment per protocol in febrile neutropenia patients who have undergone haematopoietic stem cell transplantation at our clinic. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive study...
April 5, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418310/diagnosis-and-management-of-borrelia-turicatae-infection-in-febrile-soldier-texas-usa
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Anna M Christensen, Elizabeth Pietralczyk, Job E Lopez, Christopher Brooks, Martin E Schriefer, Edward Wozniak, Benjamin Stermole
In August 2015, a soldier returned from field exercises in Texas, USA, with nonspecific febrile illness. Culture and sequencing of spirochetes from peripheral blood diagnosed Borrelia turicatae infection. The patient recovered after receiving doxycycline. No illness occurred in asymptomatic soldiers potentially exposed to the vector tick and prophylactically given treatment.
May 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418305/clinical-manifestations-of-punta-toro-virus-species-complex-infections-panama-2009
#18
Nathan D Gundacker, Jean-Paul Carrera, Marlene Castillo, Yamilka Díaz, Jose Valenzuela, Ashutosh Tamhane, Brechla Moreno, Juan Miguel Pascale, Robert B Tesh, Sandra López-Vergès
An investigation in Panama found that Punta Toro virus species complex (PTVs) may contribute to febrile illnesses with symptoms mirroring those of dengue fever. However, further studies are needed to determine if PTV infection causes only a mild disease or if it can have more serious manifestations in some patients.
May 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418211/cutting-costs-and-standardizing-care-once-per-cycle-complete-blood-count-monitoring-may-be-safe-for-patients-undergoing-platinum-based-chemotherapy
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Christine Garcia, Lauren Montemorano, Erin Saks, Linda R Duska, Leigh A Cantrell
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether frequency of complete blood count (CBC) testing during chemotherapy for gynecologic cancer impacts hospital admissions or rates of neutropenic fever. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed at a single academic institution. Patients undergoing platinum-based chemotherapy for endometrial or ovarian cancer from January 2010 to December 2014 were identified from a clinical database. Patients receiving dose-dense chemotherapy or on a clinical trial were excluded...
April 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414678/what-the-eyes-don-t-see-the-heart-does-grieve-over
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M Sciaudone, M Dery
INTRODUCTION: A 71 year old Peruvian woman presented with blurry vision and bilateral eye pain and had evidence of bilateral endophthalmitis on eye examination. Her past medical history was notable for multiple abdominal surgeries within the preceding months, including an incarcerated inguinal hernia repair which required an ileostomy placement, and cholecystitis requiring cholecystostomy tube placement. Over her multiple long hospitalizations, she developed bacteremia and fungemia on several occasions, with organisms including Enterobacter cloacae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Bacteroides fragilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus faecium, and Candida albicans...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
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