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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449574/the-clinical-utilization-of-radiation-therapy-in-korea-between-2011-and-2015
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Young-Seok Seo, Mi-Sook Kim, Jin-Kyu Kang, Won-Il Jang, Hee Jin Kim, Chul Koo Cho, Hyung Jun Yoo, Eun Kyung Paik, Yu Jin Cha, Jae Sun Yoon
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to estimate the clinical utilization of radiation therapy (RT) in Korea between 2011 and 2015. Materials and Methods: We analyzed the claims data from the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA) to estimate the clinical utilization of RT. The source population consisted of all patients who had any of the International Classification of Diseases 10 (ICD-10) cancer diagnoses (C00-C97) and those with diagnostic codes D00-D48, who were also associated with at least one of the procedure codes related to RT...
April 25, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449560/assessment-of-the-latent-adverse-events-of-antipsychotic-treatment-using-a-subjective-questionnaire-in-japanese-patients-with-schizophrenia
#2
Masakazu Hatano, Hiroyuki Kamei, Azusa Kato, Ippei Takeuchi, Manako Hanya, Junji Uno, Shigeki Yamada, Kiyoshi Fujita, Nakao Iwata
Objective: The adverse effects of antipsychotic agents can have a marked influence on medication adherence. In this study, we. investigated the adverse events of antipsychotics that are less likely to be reported by patients and the reasons why such symptoms remain latent. Methods: Data were collected by interviewing patients using a subjective questionnaire, and the associations between unreported symptoms and background factors were investigated. Results: A total of 306 patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder were examined...
May 31, 2017: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449506/surgical-resection-of-right-ventricular-rhabdomyoma-under-the-guidance-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-on-a-beating-heart
#3
Xueguang Han, Haibo Song, Li Zhou, Chunling Jiang
Cardiac rhabdomyoma, a type of benign myocardial tumor, is regarded as the most common fetal cardiac tumor. Rhabdomyomas are usually found before birth or during the first year of life. It is widely accepted that rhabdomyomas are strongly associated with tuberous sclerosis, and tend to regress spontaneously without surgical excision. However, if the tumor has caused significant obstruction or refractory arrhythmias, the surgery should be advocated. Most of the surgeries for pediatric cardiac tumors are performed under cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) with cardioplegia...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449496/the-mechanisms-of-radioresistance-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-current-strategies-in-radiosensitivity
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REVIEW
Guang-Zong Chen, Hong-Cheng Zhu, Wang-Shu Dai, Xiao-Ning Zeng, Jin-Hua Luo, Xin-Chen Sun
Esophageal cancer is the eighth most common cancer and the sixth leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Surgery is the primary form of treatment, but the survival is poor, especially for patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer. Radiotherapy has been a critical treatment option that may be combined with chemotherapy in patients with unresectable esophageal cancer. However, resistance to chemoradiotherapy might result in treatment failures and cancer relapse. This review will mainly focus on the possible cellular mechanisms and tumor-associated microenvironmental (TAM) factors that result in radioresistance in patients with esophageal cancer...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449488/clinicopathological-features-of-chinese-lung-cancer-patients-with-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutation
#5
Hui Ning, Ming Liu, Lina Wang, Yang Yang, Nan Song, Xiaoxiong Xu, Jin Ju, Gening Jiang
BACKGROUND: Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene was the major causative gene of lung cancer and also the specific treatment target. It is necessary to analyze the genotype and phenotype characters of patients. METHODS: We investigated 1,034 lung cancer patients in this study. The collected clinicopathological parameters included gender, age at diagnosis, smoking status, pathological TNM stage, tumor morphology and location, visceral pleural invasion as well as histological type...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449472/definitive-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-with-s-1-and-cisplatin-in-elderly-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients
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Hongqing Wang, Gang Li, Lifang Chen, Yuxia Duan, Chunpeng Zou, Chunhong Hu
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the feasibility and efficiency of definitive concurrent chemoradiotherapy (dCRT) with S-1 and cisplatin for elderly esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) patients. METHODS: Fifty-six elderly patients were included from January 2012 to December 2014. Patients received S-1 (tegafur/gimeracil/oteracil) and cisplatin at doses of 70 mg/m(2)/day for two weeks and 75 mg/m(2) on day 1, respectively, every 3 weeks. Radiotherapy was delivered at a dose of 180-200 cGy per day to a total dose of 54 Gy...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449465/application-of-bronchoscope-for-the-placement-of-nasoenteric-feeding-tube-in-patients-with-esophagectomy-a-novel-technique
#7
Hai-Xia Cao, Wei Zhang, Jun Zhang, Xiong-Huai Hua, Jian-Jun Qin, Yin Li
BACKGROUND: Currently the available techniques for the placement of nasoenteric feeding tube (NET), utilizing transnasal gastroscope are fast and tolerable, which is known as the most popular method. However, lots of hospitals don't have this endoscopic system. Bronchoscope, which is the basic respiratory endoscope, not only has the advantages of transnasal endoscopy, but also is popular in common hospitals. We used oxygen instillation as air supply plant of the bronchoscope, which broke its application limitation in digestive tract...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449420/cytological-features-of-warthin-like-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-a-case-report-with-review-of-previous-cytology-cases
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Archana George Vallonthaiel, Shipra Agarwal, Deepali Jain, Rajni Yadav, Nishikant A Damle
Warthin-like papillary thyroid carcinoma (WLPTC) is a rare morphological variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma which mimics various benign and malignant lesions on thyroid aspiration cytology. As correct cytological diagnosis is the cornerstone for appropriate patient management, awareness of the salient cytomorphological characteristics of this tumor is essential. Here, we present cytological features of a case of WLPTC along with discussion of the common differential diagnoses and a brief review of the literature to ascertain the most consistent cytological findings of WLPTC...
April 27, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449391/flexible-semitransparent-and-inorganic-resistive-memory-based-on-bati0-95-co0-05-o3-film
#9
Yuxi Yang, Guoliang Yuan, Zhibo Yan, Yaojin Wang, Xubing Lu, Jun-Ming Liu
Perovskite ceramics and single crystals are commonly hard and brittle due to their small maximum elastic strain. Here, large-scale BaTi0.95 Co0.05 O3 (BTCO) film with a SrRuO3 (SRO) buffered layer on a 10 µm thick mica substrate is flexible with a small bending radius of 1.4 mm and semitransparent for visible light at wavelengths of 500-800 nm. Mica/SRO/BTCO/Au cells show bipolar resistive switching and the high/low resistance ratio is up to 50. The resistive-switching properties show no obvious changes after the 2...
April 27, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449375/the-genetic-dimension-of-pest-pressure-in-the-tropical-rainforest
#10
Marco Todesco, Quentin Cronk
Wet tropical forests are among the most diverse ecosystems on Earth and can host several hundreds of tree species per hectare. To maintain such diversity, the community must contain large numbers of relatively rare species rather than be dominated by a few very common trees, as is often the case in temperate forests. Explaining the mechanisms preventing dominance by common species has been a major task of tropical forest ecology. One of the most promising mechanisms is negative density dependence (NDD) of tree abundance driven by pests, including fungal diseases ('pest pressure')...
May 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449359/transcriptomic-responses-of-solanum-dulcamara-to-natural-and-simulated-herbivory
#11
Tobias Lortzing, Vivien Firtzlaff, Duy Nguyen, Ivo Rieu, Sandra Stelzer, Martina Schad, Jim Kallarackal, Anke Steppuhn
Plants are attacked by diverse herbivores and respond with manifold defense responses. To study transcriptional and other early regulation events of these plant responses, herbivory is often simulated to standardize the temporal and spatial dynamics that vary tremendously for natural herbivory. Yet to what extent such simulations of herbivory are able to elicit the same plant response as real herbivory remains largely undetermined. We examined the transcriptional response of a wild model plant to herbivory by lepidopteran larvae and to a commonly used herbivory simulation by applying the larvae's oral secretions to standardized wounds...
April 27, 2017: Molecular Ecology Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449354/prevalence-of-and-work-related-risk-factors-for-hand-eczema-in-a-norwegian-general-population-the-hunt-study
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Hilde K Vindenes, Cecilie Svanes, Stein H L Lygre, Bjørg-Eli Hollund, Arnulf Langhammer, Randi J Bertelsen
BACKGROUND: Chemical exposures at work and at home may cause hand eczema. However, this has been scarcely described for Norway. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prevalence of, and occupational risk factors for, hand eczema in Norway. METHODS: Among 50 805 respondents (aged ≥20 years) to the third Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT3), 5757 persons reported ever having hand eczema, and 4206 answered a hand eczema questionnaire. RESULTS: The lifetime prevalences of hand eczema were 8...
April 27, 2017: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449352/effectiveness-and-safety-of-intrathecal-ziconotide-interim-analysis-of-the-patient-registry-of-intrathecal-ziconotide-management-prizm
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Timothy Deer, Richard L Rauck, Philip Kim, Michael F Saulino, Mark Wallace, Eric J Grigsby, I-Zu Huang, Fannie Mori, Geertrui F Vanhove, Gladstone McDowell
BACKGROUND: The Patient Registry of Intrathecal Ziconotide Management (PRIZM) evaluates long-term effectiveness, safety, and tolerability of intrathecal ziconotide treatment in clinical practice. METHODS: PRIZM is an open-label, long-term, multicenter, observational study of adult patients with severe chronic pain. This interim analysis (data through July 10, 2015) of ziconotide as the first versus not first intrathecal agent in pump included change from baseline in Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS; primary efficacy measure) and Patient Global Impression of Change (PGIC) score...
April 27, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449343/cost-effectiveness-of-the-highly-effective-direct-acting-antivirals-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-in-hong-kong
#14
Angeline Oi-Shan Lo, Henry Lik-Yuen Chan, Vincent Wai-Sun Wong, Grace Lai-Hung Wong
BACKGROUND AND AIM: In Asia-Pacific where cost is a major concern, peginterferon plus ribavirin (PR) often remain as the standard of care in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) treatment, while the direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) are commonly recommended as retreatment. Newer DAAs can achieve a sustained virological response (SVR) of nearly 100% with pan-genotypic coverage, that is "Highly Effective DAAs." We aimed to investigate the most desirable cost range for the Highly Effective DAAs using Hong Kong as an example...
May 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449324/efficacy-and-safety-of-lixisenatide-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-renal-impairment
#15
M Hanefeld, J M Arteaga, L A Leiter, G Marchesini, E Nikonova, M Shestakova, W Stager, R Gómez-Huelgas
AIMS: This post hoc assessment evaluated the efficacy and safety of once-daily, prandial glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist lixisenatide in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and normal renal function (eGFR ≥90 mL/min), or mild (60-89 mL/min) or moderate (30-59 mL/min) renal impairment. METHODS: Patients from nine lixisenatide trials in the GetGoal clinical trial programme were categorized by baseline creatinine clearance: normal renal function (lixisenatide n = 2094, placebo n = 1150); renal impairment (mild: lixisenatide n = 637, placebo n = 414; moderate: lixisenatide n = 122, placebo n = 68)...
April 27, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449321/a-review-of-associated-controversies-surrounding-glucocorticoid-use-in-veterinary-emergency-and-critical-care
#16
Maya A Aharon, Jennifer E Prittie, Kate Buriko
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature in human and veterinary medicine regarding the indications for, efficacy of, and controversies surrounding glucocorticoid (GC) administration in the emergency and critical care (ECC) setting, and to provide an overview of the most commonly used synthetic GC formulations. MEDICATIONS: Synthetic GCs vary in GC and mineralocorticoid potency, hypothalamic pituitary axis suppression, duration of action, route of administration, and clinical indication for use...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449284/pediatric-melanoma
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REVIEW
Christina Stefanaki, Leonidas Chardalias, Efthymia Soura, Alexandra Katsarou, Alexander Stratigos
Pediatric melanoma, although rare, is the most common skin cancer in children. Our current knowledge on pediatric melanoma incidence trends is expanding, as several studies have addressed this issue with conflicting results. Known risk factors for pediatric melanoma include family history of melanoma, a previous history of malignancy, large congenital nevi, numerous melanocytic nevi, sunburns, increased UV exposure and a sun-sensitive phenotype. In younger children melanoma more often presents with atypical features, such as a changing, amelanotic or uniformly colored, often bleeding lesion, not fulfilling in most cases the conventional ABCDE criteria...
April 27, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449275/public-perception-of-dermatology-and-dermatologists-in-italy-results-from-a-population-based-national-survey
#18
P Gisondi, G Deangelis, G Venturelli, G Girolomoni
INTRODUCTION: The public perception of Dermatology and dermatologists may be very relevant in guiding strategies for improving dermatologic care but it has been poorly investigated in Europe. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the public's perception of Dermatology and dermatologists in Italy. METHODS: A representative sampling of Italian adults (n=1500, aged 18-70 years), residing throughout the national territory was interviewed through a population-based telephone survey using a structured questionnaire...
April 27, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449274/a-dna-barcode-library-for-germany-s-mayflies-stoneflies-and-caddisflies-ephemeroptera-plecoptera-trichoptera
#19
Jérôme Morinière, Lars Hendrich, Michael Balke, Arne J Beermann, Tobias König, Monika Hess, Stefan Koch, Reinhard Müller, Florian Leese, Paul D N Hebert, Axel Hausmann, Christoph F Schubart, Gerhard Haszprunar
Mayflies, stoneflies and caddisflies (Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera and Trichoptera) are prominent representatives of aquatic macroinvertebrates, commonly used as indicator organisms for water quality and ecosystem assessments. However, unambiguous morphological identification of EPT species, especially their immature life stages, is a challenging, yet fundamental task. However, a comprehensive DNA barcode library based upon taxonomically well-curated specimens can overcome the problematic identification. Once available, this library will support the implementation of fast, cost-efficient, and reliable DNA-based identifications and assessments of ecological status...
April 27, 2017: Molecular Ecology Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449272/adalimumab-is-a-safe-option-for-psoriasis-patients-with-concomitant-hepatitis-b-or-c-infection-a-multicentre-cohort-study-of-37-patients-and-review-of-the-literature-%C3%A2-reply-to-dr-ricceri-letter
#20
Stefano Piaserico
We thank Ricceri et al. for their comments (1) and interest in our study (2). Despite the recent advances in prevention and treatment of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections, these two chronic infections still represent the most common cause of chronic liver disease. Dermatologists are frequently encountering patients with psoriatic disease who have concomitant HBV or HCV infection in daily clinical practice. Dr Ricceri provided in his letter further long-term follow-up data (60 months) on the use of etanercept or adalimumab in 17 psoriatic patients affected by past HBV infection or chronic HCV infection...
April 27, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
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