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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682150/positive-effect-of-acupuncture-and-cupping-in-infertility-treatment
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Jun-Xiang Wang, Yang Yang, Yue Song, Liang-Xiao Ma
Background: Infertility is clinically defined as the failure to conceive after 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse. Organic disorders and lifestyle factors are highly associated with infertility. Generally, acupuncture and its related methods can be applied for treating infertility, according to the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Successful cases of acupuncture-treated infertility without concomitant use of any medication are rare. This article presents a case of an infertile woman having a favorable response to acupuncture treatment...
April 1, 2018: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670363/long-term-survival-with-transarterial-chemoembolization-and-radioembolization-in-a-patient-with-cancers-of-unknown-primary
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Gokmen Aktas, Tulay Kus, Taylan Metin, Selim Kervancioglu, Umut Elboga
Cancers of unknown primary (CUP) are histologically proven metastatic malignant tumors without an identified primary site before treatment. The common characteristics are early dissemination, lower response to chemotherapy and poor prognosis with short life expectancy. Treatment was directed according to the presence of localized or disseminated disease. The most frequent site of metastasis is the liver, which is a suitable target organ for arterial-directed therapies. We report a case of 53-year-old woman who was diagnosed with CUP and suspected with intracellular cholangiocellular carcinoma (ICC), presented with a very large, unresectable, chemotherapy-refractory hepatic mass and treated with transarterial chemoembolization and transarterial radioembolization and surprisingly followed for 48 months with minimally progressive and stable disease...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657501/evaluation-of-bloodletting-cupping-therapy-in-the-management-of-hypertension
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Moawia M Al-Tabakha, Farah Tariq Sameer, Mai Hafiz Saeed, Rahaf Montaser Batran, Nada Tarek Abouhegazy, Alaa A Farajallah
Background: Bloodletting cupping therapy (Hijama) is a traditional alternative medicine practiced in different cultures. Claims about the therapeutic efficacy of Hijama in hypertension are contradictory. The aim of this project was to determine if Hijama therapy is beneficial in the treatment of patients with hypertension. Materials and Methods: In this retrospective study, 60 files for patients treated for hypertension, aged 40-60 years and whose systolic blood pressure (SBP) is at least 140mm Hg, were used...
January 2018: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656965/total-hip-arthroplasty-for-periacetabular-metastatic-disease-an-original-technique-of-reconstruction-according-to-the-harrington-classification
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Julien Wegrzyn, Matthieu Malatray, Turki Al-Qahtani, Vincent Pibarot, Cyrille Confavreux, Gilles Freyer
BACKGROUND: Periacetabular metastatic disease requires complex acetabular reconstruction. The complication rate for these frail patients is high. Various cement-rebar reinforced techniques allowing cemented total hip arthroplasty (THA) have been described. The optimal procedure has not yet been identified. METHODS: A continuous series of 131 THAs performed in 126 patients with periacetabular metastatic disease was prospectively included in this study. After bone metastasis curettage and cementation, an original technique of acetabular reconstruction was performed using a dual mobility cup cemented into an acetabular reinforcement device (ie, Kerboull cross-plate or Burch-Schneider antiprotrusio cage) according to the Harrington classification...
March 17, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651651/interactions-of-coffee-consumption-and-postmenopausal-hormone-use-in-relation-to-breast-cancer-risk-in-uk-biobank
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Lusine Yaghjyan, Shannan Rich, Liang Mao, Volker Mai, Kathleen M Egan
PURPOSE: We investigated the association of coffee consumption with postmenopausal breast cancer risk, overall and by the status of postmenopausal hormone therapy (PMH). METHODS: This study included 126,182 postmenopausal women (2,636 with breast cancer and 123,546 without) from UK Biobank. Cancer diagnoses were ascertained through the linkage to the UK National Health Service Central Registers. Information on breast cancer risk factors and coffee consumption was collected at baseline and updated during follow-up...
April 12, 2018: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623630/the-potential-clinical-and-economic-value-of-primary-tumour-identification-in-metastatic-cancer-of-unknown-primary-tumour-a-population-based-retrospective-matched-cohort-study
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Malek B Hannouf, Eric Winquist, Salaheddin M Mahmud, Muriel Brackstone, Sisira Sarma, George Rodrigues, Peter K Rogan, Jeffrey S Hoch, Gregory S Zaric
PURPOSE: Several genomic tests have recently been developed to identify the primary tumour in cancer of unknown primary tumour (CUP). However, the value of identifying the primary tumour in clinical practice for CUP patients remains questionable and difficult to prove in randomized trials. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess the clinical and economic value of primary tumour identification in CUP using a retrospective matched cohort study. METHODS: We used the Manitoba Cancer Registry to identify all patients initially diagnosed with metastatic cancer between 2002 and 2011...
September 6, 2017: PharmacoEconomics Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621151/immunohistochemistry-for-diagnosis-of-metastatic-carcinomas-of-unknown-primary-site
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Janick Selves, Elodie Long-Mira, Marie-Christine Mathieu, Philippe Rochaix, Marius Ilié
Immunohistochemistry has become an essential ancillary examination for the identification and classification of carcinomas of unknown primary site (CUPs). Over the last decade, the diagnostic accuracy of organ- or tumour-specific immunomarkers and the clinical validation of effective immunohistochemical panels has improved significantly. When dealing with small sample sizes, diagnostic accuracy is crucial, particularly in the current era of targeted molecular and immune-based therapies. Effective systematic use of appropriate immunohistochemical panels enables accurate classification of most of the undifferentiated carcinomas as well as careful preservation of tissues for potential molecular or other ancillary tests...
April 5, 2018: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587959/cup-syndrome-metastatic-malignancy-with-unknown-primary-tumor
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Gregor Zaun, Martin Schuler, Ken Herrmann, Andrea Tannapfel
BACKGROUND: 2-4% of newly diagnosed cases of malignant disease involve cancer of unknown primary (CUP). This mixed entity is one of the 6 most common types of malignant disease in Germany. Highly refined treatment strategies can now be offered to patients with CUP. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent publications retrieved by a selective search in PubMed with an emphasis on articles from the past decade. The current guidelines and recommendations of specialty societies were also considered in the evaluation...
March 9, 2018: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581792/inhaled-immunotherapy-administration-for-lung-cancer-efficient-certainly-possible
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Konstantinos Sapalidis, Paul Zarogoulidis, Haidong Huang, Chong Bai, Yuting Wen, Li Wang, Konstantina Boniou, Ilias Karapantzos, Chrysanthi Karapantzou, Michael Karanikas, Vasilis Thomaidis, Christoforos Kosmidis, Chrysanthi Sardeli, Naim Benhassen, Yan-Gao Man, Maria C Florou, Stylianos Mantalovas, Stella Laskou, Dimitris Giannakidis, Charilaos Koulouris, Aikaterini Amaniti, Isaak Kesisoglou, Wolfgang Hohenforst-Schmidt
Lung cancer is still diagnosed at a late stage in most lung cancer patients. Regarding Non-small Cell lung cancer there are novel therapies such as; tyrosine kinase inhibitors and immunotherapy. Currently we have two immunotherapies that can be used either as first-line treatment or second line treatment; pembrolizumab and nivolumab. A third one is being investigated as a combination of immunotherapy; ipilimumab. Aerosol treatment has been investigated for many diseases not only for the lung, but also for systematic diseases...
2018: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571084/comprehensive-analysis-of-cancers-of-unknown-primary-for-the-biomarkers-of-response-to-immune-checkpoint-blockade-therapy
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Zoran Gatalica, Joanne Xiu, Jeff Swensen, Semir Vranic
BACKGROUND: Cancer of unknown primary (CUP) accounts for approximately 3% of all malignancies. Avoiding immune destruction is a major cancer characteristic and therapies aimed at immune checkpoint blockade are in use for several specific cancer types. A comprehensive survey of predictive biomarkers to immune checkpoint blockade in CUP were explored in this study. METHODS: About 389 cases of CUP were analysed for mutations in 592 genes and 52 gene fusions using a massively parallel DNA sequencing platform (next-generation sequencing [NGS])...
March 20, 2018: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29485257/pediatric-melanoma-update
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Lindsay McCORMACK, Elena B Hawryluk
Pediatric melanoma is a rare disease that affects approximately 6 out of every one million children and accounts for 1-4 percent of all melanomas. This article reviews the epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of pediatric melanoma - with particular attention to recent updates in the literature. While awareness of melanoma increases among the general population, recent data suggest stable and even declining incidence rates among certain pediatric populations. Studies have examined clinical features and presentations of melanoma among the pediatric population and the conventional ABCDE criteria used to diagnosis adult melanoma may not be entirely appropriate for pediatric melanoma; as such, additional pediatric-ABCD and CUP criteria have been proposed...
February 26, 2018: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473359/-comparison-of-the-effects-of-the-intervention-with-electric-thermal-bian-stone-and-air-suction-cup-on-blood-perfusion-at-meridian-points
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Pengna Zhao, Yanping Wang, Feifei Gu, Chaozheng Li, Yulong Wei, Guangjun Wang, Weibo Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the impacts of the intervention with electric thermal bian stone and air suction cup on blood perfusion (BP) at meridian points and explore the approach of accurate measurement and regulation of meridian qi and blood balance in "precise acupuncture". METHODS: The laser Doppler line scanner (LDLS) was used to measure BP at bilateral yua n-primary points at the pericardium meridian, the triple energizer meridian, the gallbladder meridian and the liver meridian (small cycle of jueyin to shaoyang meridians) at 31 healthy receptors...
February 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461690/numerical-research-on-the-biomechanical-behaviour-of-braided-stents-with-different-end-shapes-and-stent-oesophagus-interaction
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Xiao-Yu Ni, Yan-Hong Zhang, Hai-Xia Zhao, Chang-Wang Pan
Quasi-static and dynamic numerical analyses are carried out by referring to computational models of commercial self-expandable braided stents with three commonly used end shapes, in order to evaluate the influence of different end shapes of stent on the biomechanical interaction between stent and oesophagus. The end shape has no influence on the equivalent stress, but has a great influence on the contact stress in the narrowest zone of the oesophagus-neoplasm system. However, the end shapes has significant effect on the equivalent stress and the contact stress in the healthy area of the oesophagus in contact with the stent ends...
February 20, 2018: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458925/is-cupping-blister-harmful-a-proteomical-analysis-of-blister-fluid-induced-by-cupping-therapy-and-scald
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Zhidan Liu, Chunlan Chen, Xiaoyan Li, Chuang Zhao, Zunyuan Li, Wei Liang, Yufang Lin
OBJECTIVE: Cupping therapy has a long history in traditional medicine especially in Asian countries. It was controversial whether cupping induced blisters are beneficial to healing effects, and the formation and content in the blisters remain unexplored. We aimed to identify and compare the molecular components of the blister fluid from the cupping therapy and the scalds to explore the necessary of inducing cupping induced blisters. METHODS: Fluid sample of blisters from fifteen patients receiving cupping therapy (Cupping group) and scald burns (Scald group) were collected in this study...
February 2018: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456893/the-effect-of-supragingival-glycine-air-polishing-on-periodontitis-during-maintenance-therapy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hongye Lu, Lu He, Yibing Zhao, Huanxin Meng
Background: Glycine air polishing has been proved to be safe, comfortable and time-saving. Whether it could substitute ultrasonic scaling to remove dental plaque biofilm during periodontal maintenance remains unclear. The purposes of this study were to evaluate the effect of supragingival glycine air polishing (SGAP) on the subgingival periodontal pathogens during maintenance therapy and to check the association of periodontal pathogens and clinical parameters. Methods: Twenty-three chronic periodontitis patients during their maintenance therapy were enrolled in the 12-week study...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446267/skin-irritation-from-a-facial-mask-in-class-iii-malocclusion-evaluation-of-individual-silicone-chin-cups-in-a-group-of-100-children
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Gaetano Ierardo, Valeria Luzzi, Iole Vozza, Antonella Polimeni, Maurizio Bossù
BACKGROUND: Reverse headgear (a facial mask) is one of the most frequently used interceptive orthodontic devices in patients with Class III malocclusion. It is a simple device but may present some drawbacks related to pressure on the skin generated by the forehead and chin supports linked to the maxillary intraoral appliance by elastics. This can cause injury to the chin and lips. METHODS: Patients between 7 and 8 years of age were selected from the Unit of Pediatric Dentistry...
April 2018: Minerva Stomatologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443782/putative-lung-adenocarcinoma-with-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutation-presenting-as-carcinoma-of-unknown-primary-site-a-case-report
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Masahiro Yamasaki, Kunihiko Funaishi, Naomi Saito, Ayaka Sakano, Megumu Fujihara, Wakako Daido, Sayaka Ishiyama, Naoko Deguchi, Masaya Taniwaki, Nobuyuki Ohashi, Noboru Hattori
RATIONALE: Only a few cases of putative lung adenocarcinoma presenting as carcinoma of unknown primary site (CUP) with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation have been reported, and the efficacy of EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) for these cases is unclear. PATIENT CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSES: A 67-year-old man complained of paresis of the right lower extremity, dysarthria, and memory disturbance. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed multiple brain tumors with brain edema and swelling of the left supraclavicular, mediastinal, and upper abdominal lymph nodes...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436369/cupping-therapy-an-overview-from-a-modern-medicine-perspective
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REVIEW
Tamer Shaban Aboushanab, Saud AlSanad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 7, 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433539/prognostic-impact-of-presumed-breast-or-ovarian-cancer-among-patients-with-unfavorable-subset-cancer-of-unknown-primary-site
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Makoto Kodaira, Kan Yonemori, Tatsunori Shimoi, Akihiko Yoshida, Masayuki Yoshida, Atsuko Kitano, Akihiko Shimomura, Mayu Yunokawa, Chikako Shimizu, Yuichi Takiguchi, Yasuhiro Fujiwara, Kenji Tamura
BACKGROUND: The clinical utility and prognostic impact of presumed primary breast or ovarian cancer among patients with an unfavorable subset of cancer of unknown primary site (CUP) remains unclear. We aimed to evaluate the clinical relevance of the presumed primary site of CUP and the clinical outcome of site-specific therapy based on such presumptions. METHODS: Patients referred to our center who were diagnosed with unfavorable-subset CUP and treated between April 2007 and March 2015 were enrolled in this study...
February 13, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428919/randomized-control-trial-comparing-pain-control-interventions-in-preterm-neonates
#20
Vivek V Shukla, Satvik Bansal, Archana Nimbalkar, Apurva Chapla, Ajay Phatak, Dipen Patel, Somashekhar Nimbalkar
OBJECTIVE: To compare individual efficacy and additive effects of pain control interventions in preterm neonates. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Level-3 University affiliated neonatal intensive care unit. PARTICIPANTS: 200 neonates (26-36 weeks gestational age) requiring heel-stick for bedside glucose assessment. Exclusion criteria were neurologic impairment and critical illness precluding study interventions...
February 9, 2018: Indian Pediatrics
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