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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213047/the-effect-of-combined-aspirin-and-clopidogrel-treatment-on-cancer-incidence
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Avi Leader, Ravit Zelikson-Saporta, David Pereg, Galia Spectre, Uri Rozovski, Pia Raanani, Doron Hermoni, Michael Lishner
BACKGROUND: Multiple studies have shown an association between aspirin treatment and a reduction in newly diagnosed cancer. Conversely, there are conflicting clinical and laboratory data regarding the effect of combined clopidogrel and aspirin therapy on cancer incidence, including analyses suggesting an increased cancer risk. No large scale cohort study has been performed to address this issue in a heterogeneous real-world scenario. We investigated the effect of clopidogrel and aspirin on cancer incidence compared to aspirin alone and no antiplatelet therapy...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209489/the-systematic-error-in-the-estimation-of-fetal-weight-and-the-underestimation-of-fetal-growth-restriction
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Justin R Lappen, Stephen A Myers
Fetal growth restriction (FGR) is associated with an increased risk of perinatal morbidity and mortality and has lifetime implications for the risk of chronic medical conditions. Antenatal diagnosis of fetal growth restriction (FGR) remains poor with the majority of cases remaining undiagnosed. While several factors contribute to the underdiagnosis of FGR, the error in ultrasound estimation of fetal weight (EFW) is generally not considered in clinical practice. In this commentary, we suggest that the intrinsic, or systematic, error in ultrasound EFW is a significant factor contributing to the underestimation of fetuses predicted to have FGR and should be incorporated into screening and surveillance recommendations...
February 13, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199030/lessons-learned-from-the-science-of-caring-extending-the-reach-of-psychosocial-oncology-the-international-psycho-oncology-society-2016-sutherland-award-lecture
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Barry D Bultz
In medicine, referral to a medical oncology specialty is based on recent history, physical examination, pathology, surgery reports, imaging, blood work and the patient's vital signs. By contrast, referral to a psychosocial specialist has typically been based on the patients expressed request for psychosocial support or the health care team's observation of the patient's limited adjustment or poor coping with the diagnosis, treatment or end of life distress. These observations are usually based on clinical acumen not on metrics...
February 15, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196195/association-of-otolaryngology-resident-duty-hour-restrictions-with-procedure-specific-outcomes-in-head-and-neck-endocrine-surgery
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Aaron Smith, Lauren Braden, Jim Wan, Merry Sebelik
Importance: Graduate medical education has undergone a transformation from traditional long work hours to a restricted plan to allow adequate rest for residents. The initial goal of this restriction is to improve patient outcomes. Objective: To determine whether duty hour restrictions had any impact on surgery-specific outcomes by analyzing complications following thyroid and parathyroid procedures performed before and after duty hour reform. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective cross-sectional analysis of the National Inpatient Sample (NIS)...
February 9, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182020/effect-of-ayurveda-medications-kas%C3%A4-sa-bhasma-and-dh%C3%A4-tr%C3%A4-avaleha-on-iron-deficiency-anaemia-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Basavaraj Ramappa Tubaki, Jyoti Mahadev Benni, Niranjan Rao, Uchangi Nagaraja Rao Prasad
BACKGROUND: This paper explores the role that Ayurveda can play in the management of Iron Deficiency Anaemia, a major nutritional deficiency disorder affecting people across the globe. METHODOLOGY: Forty (40) patients suffering from Iron deficiency anaemia as per WHO guidelines, between the age group of 20 to 60 yrs of either sex participated in the study. Study was a randomized, controlled, open label clinical study. Patients were randomly divided into two groups: Group D (n = 20) received Dhārī avaleha 10 g twice a day after food...
July 2016: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173784/a-protocol-for-a-new-methodological-model-for-work-related-shoulder-complex-injuries-from-diagnosis-to-rehabilitation
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Igor Setuain, Miriam Gonzalez-Izal, Ainara Paularena, Jose Luis Luque, Lars L Andersen, Mikel Izquierdo
BACKGROUND: Work-related injuries of the shoulder complex represent a challenge for clinicians because of the large variety of clinical entities involved and the broad anatomic structures that can be affected. Furthermore, commonly performed orthopedic tests have demonstrated limited accuracy for diagnosing the injury despite considerable research efforts. The aim of this study protocol is therefore to describe a comprehensive approach integrating both a clinical- and functional status-based pathology and an adapted rehabilitation prescription...
February 7, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164685/declined-natural-killer-cells-emerging-in-women-with-unexplained-recurrent-spontaneous-abortion-and-further-reducing-after-medical-therapy
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Xianghua Lin, Dijin Lin, Jiao Liu, Yunwen Bao, Zhaofan Luo, Junyue Fang, Ying Wang, Mingpeng Zhao, Chaohui Duan
BACKGROUND: As focus grows on reproduction, the issue of Recurrent Spontaneous Abortion (RSA), especially for unexplained reasons (URSA), is grabbing more and more attention in gynecological immunology. We investigated the changes of peripheral lymphocyte subsets focusing on whether they had some relationship with development of URSA. METHODS: The percentage and absolute count of lymphocyte subsets (T cells, Th cells, Ts cells, B cells, NK cells) were simultaneously evaluated by flow cytometry in URSA patients (n = 48) and healthy controls (HC, n = 22)...
November 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163857/perceived-needs-in-women-with-gestational-diabetes-a-qualitative-study
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Taraneh Emamgoli Khooshehchin, Zohre Keshavarz, Maryam Afrakhteh, Elham Shakibazadeh, Soghrat Faghihzadeh
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes is the most common medical complication of pregnancy. It can be associated with many complications for mother and fetus. Gestational diabetes is also one of the main health issues in Iran. Therefore, the present study is aimed at a deeper understanding of women's experiences of gestational diabetes and their perceived needs to inform future lifestyle interventions. METHODS: This qualitative content analysis study was carried out in 2015. Participants were pregnant women diagnosed with gestational diabetes in the 24(th) to 36(th) week of pregnancy, who were referred to the clinics affiliated with Shahid Beheshti Medical Science University in Tehran, Iran...
December 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163576/hepatitis-c-infection-awareness-among-fourth-year-medical-students-at-university-of-dammam
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Abdulelah H Almansour, Magdy A Darwish, Moataza M Abdel Wahab
OBJECTIVES: To determine awareness about hepatitis C among 4(th) -year medical students at Dammam University, on hepatitis C and possible associated factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted using a self-administered questionnaire comprising questions on awareness of hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission, screening of the population, symptoms, complications, prevention, and treatment. RESULTS: A total of 201 students participated, with a response rate of 79...
January 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155668/bioinformatics-and-systems-biology-research-update-from-the-15-th-international-conference-on-bioinformatics-incob2016
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Christian Schönbach, Chandra Verma, Peter J Bond, Shoba Ranganathan
The International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB) has been publishing peer-reviewed conference papers in BMC Bioinformatics since 2006. Of the 44 articles accepted for publication in supplement issues of BMC Bioinformatics, BMC Genomics, BMC Medical Genomics and BMC Systems Biology, 24 articles with a bioinformatics or systems biology focus are reviewed in this editorial. InCoB2017 is scheduled to be held in Shenzen, China, September 20-22, 2017.
December 22, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153558/middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-mers-cov-outbreak-in-south-korea-2015-epidemiology-characteristics-and-public-health-implications
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K H Kim, T E Tandi, J W Choi, J M Moon, M S Kim
BACKGROUND: Since the first case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in South Korea was reported on 20(th) May 2015, there have been 186 confirmed cases, 38 deaths and 16,752 suspected cases. Previously published research on South Korea's MERS outbreak was limited to the early stages, when few data were available. Now that the outbreak has ended, albeit unofficially, a more comprehensive review is appropriate. METHODS: Data were obtained through the MERS portal by the Ministry for Health and Welfare (MOHW) and Korea Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, press releases by MOHW, and reports by the MERS Policy Committee of the Korean Medical Association...
February 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152681/bringing-provincial-improvements-to-oral-chemotherapy-prescribing-through-co-ordinated-regional-initiatives
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Noor Ahmad, Leonard Kaizer, Erin Redwood, Kathy Vu, Colleen Fox, Elaine Meertens, Monika K Krzyzanowska
: 107 Background: Oral chemotherapy delivery is complex, making safe medication practices a high priority. Cancer Care Ontario, the provincial government agency responsible for continually improving cancer services in Ontario, undertook a jurisdiction-wide quality improvement initiative to ensure that all oral chemotherapy drugs are prescribed using Computerized Prescriber Order Entry (CPOE) or standardized Pre-printed Orders (PPO). The initiative was further enabled by changes to the provincial funding approach that flows facility funding for oral chemotherapy delivery...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141600/preventing-pressure-injuries-in-neonates-undergoing-therapeutic-hypothermia-for-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-an-interprofessional-quality-improvement-project
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Alexandra Luton, Jae Hernandez, Clive Robert Patterson, Jill Nielsen-Farrell, Anita Thompson, Jeffrey R Kaiser
BACKGROUND: Hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs) can be caused by multiple factors including pressure, shear, friction, moisture/incontinence, device-related pressure, immobility, inactivity, and nutritional deficits. Along with immobility, medical device-related (MDR) HAPIs are a primary cause of pressure injury in neonates, as the clinical practice setting has become increasingly technologically advanced. It is estimated that up to 50% of HAPIs are MDR in pediatric patients. Neonates are at particular risk for HAPI because of their specific anatomical, physiological, and developmental vulnerabilities...
January 30, 2017: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138306/trigeminal-nerve-block-with-alcohol-for-medically-intractable-classic-trigeminal-neuralgia-long-term-clinical-effectiveness-on-pain
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Kyung Ream Han, Yun Jeong Chae, Jung Dong Lee, Chan Kim
BACKGROUND: Trigeminal nerve block (Tnb) with alcohol for trigeminal neuralgia (TN) may not be used widely as a percutaneous procedure for medically intractable TN in recent clinical work, because it has been considered having a limited duration of pain relief, a decrease in success rate and increase in complications on repeated blocks. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical outcome of the Tnb with alcohol in the treatment of medically intractable TN. METHODS: Six hundred thirty-two patients were diagnosed with TN between March 2000 and February 2010...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122567/is-there-a-correlation-between-late-re-exploration-after-cardiac-surgery-and-removal-of-epicardial-pacemaker-wires
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Ioannis Bougioukas, Ahmad Fawad Jebran, Marius Grossmann, Martin Friedrich, Theodor Tirilomis, Friedrich A Schoendube, Bernhard Christoph Danner
BACKGROUND: Re-exploration for bleeding accounts for increased morbidity and mortality after major cardiac operations. The use of temporary epicardial pacemaker wires is a common procedure at many departments. The removal of these wires postoperatively can potentially lead to a serious bleeding necessitating intervention. METHODS: From Jan 2011 till Dec 2015 a total of 4244 major cardiac procedures were carried out at our department. We used temporary epicardial pacemaker wires in all cases...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114922/a-prospective-pilot-study-of-home-monitoring-in-adults-with-cystic-fibrosis-home-cf-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jocelyn Choyce, Karen L Shaw, Alice J Sitch, Hema Mistry, Joanna L Whitehouse, Edward F Nash
BACKGROUND: Home monitoring has the potential to detect early pulmonary exacerbations in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), with consequent improvements in health outcomes and healthcare associated costs. This study aims to assess the effects of home monitoring on hospital admissions, quality of life, antibiotic requirements, exacerbation frequency, lung function, nutritional outcomes, anxiety, depression, costs and health outcomes, as well as the qualitative effects on the patient experience...
January 23, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105894/clinical-prediction-and-the-idea-of-a-population
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David Armstrong
Using an analysis of the British Medical Journal over the past 170 years, this article describes how changes in the idea of a population have informed new technologies of medical prediction. These approaches have largely replaced older ideas of clinical prognosis based on understanding the natural histories of the underlying pathologies. The 19(th)-century idea of a population, which provided a denominator for medical events such as births and deaths, was constrained in its predictive power by its method of enumerating individual bodies...
January 1, 2017: Social Studies of Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101916/perceptions-of-cancer-of-unknown-primary-site-a-national-survey-of-australian-medical-oncologists
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Christos S Karapetis, Lisa Guccione, Martin Hn Tattersall, Helen Gooden, Claire M Vajdic, Sylvie Lambert, Monica Robotin, Linda Mileshkin, Penelope Schofield
INTRODUCTION: Despite being the 6(th) cause of cancer death in Australia, cancer of unknown primary (CUP) site remains poorly understood. AIMS: To describe practices relating to the diagnosis, investigation, classification, communication and management of CUP amongst medical oncologists. METHODS: We invited all members of the Medical Oncology Group of Australia to participate in a national, anonymous online survey about CUP. The survey collected data regarding diagnosis acceptance, diagnostic tests, treatment protocols and communication practices around the diagnosis of CUP...
January 19, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101184/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-luteolin-on-experimental-autoimmune-thyroiditis-in-mice
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Nan Xia, Gang Chen, Min Liu, Xiaozhen Ye, Yahui Pan, Jiuyu Ge, Yanting Mao, Hongwei Wang, Jian Wang, Sijing Xie
Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is the most common organ-specific autoimmune disease and is believed to be a predominately T cell-mediated autoimmunity. Signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT)3 is a crucial transcription factor of T cell-mediated immunity, with key roles in the proliferation and migration of T helper (Th) cells, differentiation of Th cells into Th17 cells, and the balance between Treg cells and Th17 cells. Flavonoid luteolin has been shown to markedly inhibit Tyr705 activation/phosphorylation of STAT3 and exert anti-inflammatory effects in multiple sclerosis...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088183/incidence-aetiology-and-outcome-of-community-acquired-acute-kidney-injury-in-medical-admissions-in-malawi
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Rhys D R Evans, Ulla Hemmilä, Alison Craik, Mwayi Mtekateka, Fergus Hamilton, Zuze Kawale, Christopher J Kirwan, Hamish Dobbie, Gavin Dreyer
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological data on Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) from low-income countries is sparse. The aim of this study was to establish the incidence, severity, aetiology, and outcomes of community-acquired AKI in Malawi. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study of general medical admissions to a tertiary hospital in Blantyre between 27(th) April and 17(th) July 2015. All patients were screened on admission with a serum creatinine; those with creatinine above laboratory reference range were managed by the nephrology team...
January 14, 2017: BMC Nephrology
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