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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327969/circulating-tumour-dna-predicts-response-to-anti-pd1-antibodies-in-metastatic-melanoma
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J H Lee, G V Long, S Boyd, S Lo, A M Menzies, V Tembe, A Guminski, V Jakrot, R A Scolyer, G J Mann, R F Kefford, M S Carlino, H Rizos
Background: Programmed death 1 (PD1) inhibitors are now a foundation of medical management of metastatic melanoma. This study sought to determine whether circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) provides useful early response and prognostic information. Patients and methods: We evaluated the relationship between pre-treatment and early on treatment ctDNA and outcome in melanoma patients treated with PD1 inhibitors alone or in combination with ipilimumab. Results: ctDNA was detected in 40/76 patients (53%) at baseline, and correlated with stage, LDH levels, disease volume and ECOG performance...
January 24, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325455/chronic-subdural-medical-management
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David Roh, Michael Reznik, Jan Claassen
Chronic subdural hematomas (cSDHs) that are asymptomatic or have minimal symptoms have become more prevalent, with an increased rate of detection with neuroimaging in the setting of an aging population and increasing use of anticoagulants. These cSDHs have been known to spontaneously resolve, and subsequent efforts have been made to study the role of nonoperative initial medical management strategies in these patients. Current and potential strategies for the medical management of cSDH are discussed.
April 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318089/a-cacna1d-mutation-in-a-patient-with-persistent-hyperinsulinaemic-hypoglycaemia-heart-defects-and-severe-hypotonia
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S E Flanagan, F Vairo, M B Johnson, R Caswell, T W Laver, H Lango Allen, K Hussain, S Ellard
Congenital hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia (HH) can occur in isolation or it may present as part of a wider syndrome. For approximately 40%-50% of individuals with this condition, sequence analysis of the known HH genes identifies a causative mutation. Identifying the underlying genetic aetiology in the remaining cases is important as a genetic diagnosis will inform on recurrence risk, may guide medical management and will provide valuable insights into β-cell physiology. We sequenced the exome of a child with persistent diazoxide-responsive HH, mild aortic insufficiency, severe hypotonia, and developmental delay as well as the unaffected parents...
March 20, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317530/depigmentation-therapies-for-vitiligo
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Pearl E Grimes, Rama Nashawati
The general goals of medical management of vitiligo are to repigment vitiliginous areas of skin and to stabilize the progression of depigmentation. However, for some patients with vitiligo affecting extensive body surface areas who are unresponsive to repigmentation therapies, depigmentation of the remaining normal skin may be a better choice. Candidates for depigmentation therapy should be carefully screened and patient education is essential. Permanent topical therapies used for depigmentation include monobenzyl ether of hydroquinone, 4-methoxyphenol, and 88% phenol...
April 2017: Dermatologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306185/-i-have-nine-specialists-they-need-to-swap-notes-australian-patients-perspectives-of-medication-related-problems-following-discharge-from-hospital
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Daniela Eassey, Andrew J McLachlan, Jo-Anne Brien, Ines Krass, Lorraine Smith
BACKGROUND: Research has shown that patients are most susceptible to medication-related problems (MRPs) when transitioning from hospital to home. Currently, the literature in this area focuses on interventions, which are mainly orientated around the perspective of the health-care professional and do not take into account patient perspectives and experiences. OBJECTIVE: To capture the experiences and perceptions of Australian patients regarding MRPs following discharge from hospital...
March 17, 2017: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302746/current-interventional-and-surgical-management-of-congenital-heart-disease-specific-focus-on-valvular-disease-and-cardiac-arrhythmias
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Kimberly A Holst, Sameh M Said, Timothy J Nelson, Bryan C Cannon, Joseph A Dearani
Successful outcome in the care of patients with congenital heart disease depends on a comprehensive multidisciplinary team. Surgery is offered for almost every heart defect, despite complexity. Early mortality for cardiac surgery in the neonatal period is ≈10% and beyond infancy is <5%, with 90% to 95% of patients surviving with a good quality of life into the adult years. Advances in imaging have facilitated accurate diagnosis and planning of interventions and surgical procedures. Similarly, advances in the perioperative medical management of patients, particularly with intensive care, has also contributed to improving outcomes...
March 17, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292225/discussing-out-of-pocket-expenses-during-clinical-appointments-an-observational-study-of-patient-psychiatrist-interactions
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Gregory D Brown, Wynn G Hunter, Ashley Hesson, J Kelly Davis, Christine Kirby, Jamison A Barnett, Dmytro Byelmac, Peter A Ubel
OBJECTIVE: High out-of-pocket expenses for medical treatment have been associated with worse quality of life, decreased treatment adherence, and increased risk of adverse health outcomes. Treatment of depression potentially has high out-of-pocket expenses. Limited data characterize psychiatrist-patient conversations about health care costs. METHODS: The authors conducted content analysis from 422 outpatient psychiatrist-patient visits for medication management of major depressive disorder in community-based private practices nationwide from 2010 to 2014...
March 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270487/missed-opportunity-from-randomised-controlled-trials-of-medical-interventions-for-open-angle-glaucoma
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Andrew Law, Kristina Lindsley, Benjamin Rouse, Richard Wormald, Kay Dickersin, Tianjing Li
PURPOSE: To evaluate the extent to which intraocular pressure and visual field have been reported as outcomes in randomised controlled trials (also referred to as 'trials') of medical treatments for open-angle glaucoma. METHODS: We identified published reports of trials in a systematic review of medical interventions for open-angle glaucoma our group conducted. We assessed whether intraocular pressure and visual field were reported as trial outcomes and classified them to be either completely or incompletely reported for meta-analysis...
March 7, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261561/interventional-analgesic-management-of-lung-cancer-pain
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Uri Hochberg, Maria Francisca Elgueta, Jordi Perez
Lung cancer is one of the four most prevalent cancers worldwide. Comprehensive patient care includes not only adherence to clinical guidelines to control and when possible cure the disease but also appropriate symptom control. Pain is one of the most prevalent symptoms in patients diagnosed with lung cancer; it can arise from local invasion of chest structures or metastatic disease invading bones, nerves, or other anatomical structures potentially painful. Pain can also be a consequence of therapeutic approaches like surgery, chemotherapy, or radiotherapy...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259826/medical-management-of-extensive-arterial-thromboembolism-in-a-patient-with-essential-thrombocythemia-and-warfarin-failure
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Aisha K Ahmed, Alicia Youssef, Nedaa Skeik
Chronic myeloproliferative disorders (CMPD) share a stem cell-derived clonal myeloproliferation. This group of disorders includes essential thrombocythemia (ET), polycythemia vera (PV), chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), and primary myelofibrosis (PMF), with the respective features of thrombocytosis, erythrocytosis, and bone marrow fibrosis(1). These disorders can be associated with genetic mutations affecting protein tyrosine kinases, resulting in different configurations of abnormal signal transduction. The Janus tyrosine kinase 2 (JAK2) mutation can be used as a key diagnostic tool for diagnosing MPDs, specifically, ET, PV, and PMF(2)...
March 1, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259256/introduction-a-focus-on-the-medical-management-of-endometriosis
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Robert F Casper
In this views and reviews series of articles, we focus on the long-term medical management of endometriosis in lieu of surgery. The development of noninvasive biomarkers will facilitate the early diagnosis of endometriosis and early medical management. We discuss the use of oral progestin-only as first line treatment in place of oral contraceptives. Future medical treatments may be curative rather than simply suppressive or palliative. The section on surgery mainly pertains to failed medical management or specific types of endometriosis which require surgical excision...
March 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257714/wilderness-medical-society-practice-guidelines-for-prevention-and-management-of-avalanche-and-nonavalanche-snow-burial-accidents
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Christopher Van Tilburg, Colin K Grissom, Ken Zafren, Scott McIntosh, Martin I Radwin, Peter Paal, Pascal Haegeli, William Will R Smith, Albert R Wheeler, David Weber, Bruce Tremper, Hermann Brugger
To provide guidance to clinicians and avalanche professionals about best practices, the Wilderness Medical Society convened an expert panel to develop evidence-based guidelines for the prevention, rescue, and medical management of avalanche and nonavalanche snow burial victims. Recommendations are graded on the basis of quality of supporting evidence according to the classification scheme of the American College of Chest Physicians.
March 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255610/non-medical-aspects-of-civilian-military-collaboration-in-management-of-major-incidents
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A Khorram-Manesh, H Lönroth, P Rotter, M Wilhelmsson, J Aremyr, A Berner, A Nero Andersson, E Carlström
PURPOSE: Disasters and major incidents demand a multidisciplinary management. Recent experiences from terrorist attacks worldwide have resulted in a search for better assessment of the needs, resources, and knowledge in the medical and non-medical management of these incidents and also actualized the need for collaboration between civilian and military healthcare. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of the civilian-military collaboration in a Swedish context with the main focus on its non-medical management...
March 2, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251638/the-impact-of-introducing-medical-management-on-conservative-and-surgical-management-for-early-pregnancy-miscarriage
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Kirsten I Black, Bradley S de Vries, Francis Moses, Marilena Pelosi, Angela Cong, Joanne Ludlow
BACKGROUND: Medical management of miscarriage allows women to avoid the risks associated with surgical intervention. In 2011 the early pregnancy assessment service (EPAS) at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH) in Sydney, Australia introduced medical management of miscarriage with single-dose 800 μg vaginal misoprostol. AIMS: We sought to investigate the impact of the introduction of medical management had on the proportion of women having surgery and conservative management and to examine the success and complication rates of medical management...
February 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246417/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-massive-porcupine-quill-migration-in-a-dog
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Kathryn Flesher, Nathaniel Lam, Taryn A Donovan
A 5-year-old spayed female Boston terrier mixed breed dog was presented with porcupine quill migration. The quills were difficult to detect directly using computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. This case highlights difficulties faced in detecting porcupine quills with current diagnostic imaging modalities and describes surgical and medical management of a patient with massive quill migration.
March 2017: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230613/osteoid-osteoma-of-the-acetabulum-diagnosis-and-medical-treatment
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Nikolaos A Laliotis, Antonia S Bindoudi, Ioannis A Tsitouridis, Iordanis G Petrakis, John M Kirkos
We describe the medical management of an acetabular osteoid osteoma in an 11-year-old girl. There was a 2-year delay until proper diagnosis of the patient's pathology was made. Accurate localization of the nidus in the subchondral bone, involving the cartilage, is difficult on the basis of plain radiographs. All imaging methods, including computed tomography, MRI, and bone scintigraphy, were used to confirm the diagnosis. We proposed medical treatment to avoid possible severe complications from surgical intervention...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218888/using-clinical-signs-and-symptoms-for-medical-management-of-radiation-casualties-2015-nato-exercise
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H Dörr, M Abend, W F Blakely, D L Bolduc, D Boozer, T Costeira, T Dant, A De Amicis, S De Sanctis, M Dondey, M Drouet, F Entine, S Francois, G Gagna, N Guitard, F Hérodin, M Hoefer, A Lamkowski, G La Sala, F Lista, P Loiacono, M Majewski, P Martigne, D Métivier, X Michel, J Pateux, J Pejchal, G Reeves, D Riccobono, Z Sinkorova, L Soyez, D Stricklin, A Tichy, M Valente, C R Woodruff, L Zarybnicka, M Port
The utility of early-phase (≤5 days) radiation-induced clinical signs and symptoms (e.g., vomiting, diarrhea, erythema and changes in blood cell counts) was examined for the prediction of later occurring acute radiation syndrome (ARS) severity and the development of medical management strategies. Medical treatment protocols for radiation accident victims (METREPOL) was used to grade ARS severities, which were assigned response categories (RCs). Data on individuals (n = 191) with mild (RC1, n = 45), moderate (RC2, n = 19), severe (RC3, n = 20) and fatal (RC4, n = 18) ARS, as well as nonexposed individuals (RC0, n = 89) were generated using either METREPOL (n = 167) or the system for evaluation and archiving of radiation accidents based on case histories (SEARCH) database (n = 24), the latter comprised of real-case descriptions...
February 20, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215481/clinical-and-histopathological-characteristics-of-patients-with-prostate-cancer-in-the-biobank-japan-project
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Shigekazu Ukawa, Koshi Nakamura, Emiko Okada, Makoto Hirata, Akiko Nagai, Zentaro Yamagata, Kaori Muto, Koichi Matsuda, Toshiharu Ninomiya, Yutaka Kiyohara, Yoichiro Kamatani, Michiaki Kubo, Yusuke Nakamura, Akiko Tamakoshi
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer is the sixth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Japan. We aimed to elucidate the clinical and histopathological characteristics of patients with prostate cancer in the BioBank Japan (BBJ) project. METHODS: Four thousand, seven hundred and ninety-three patients diagnosed with prostate cancer in the BBJ project were included. Clinical and histopathological data, including causes of death, were analyzed. Relative survival (RS) rates of prostate cancer were calculated...
March 2017: Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211296/recommendations-for-the-medical-management-of-chronic-venous-disease-the-role-of-micronized-purified-flavanoid-fraction-mpff
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Ronald Bush, Anthony Comerota, Mark Meissner, Joseph D Raffetto, Steven R Hahn, Katherine Freeman
Scope A systematic review of the clinical literature concerning medical management of chronic venous disease with the venoactive therapy Micronized Purified Flavonoid Fraction was conducted in addition to an investigation of the hemodynamics and mechanism of chronic venous disease. Methods The systematic review of the literature focused on the use of Micronized Purified Flavonoid Fraction (diosmin) which has recently become available in the US, in the management of chronic venous disease. The primary goal was to assess the level of evidence of the role of Micronized Purified Flavonoid Fraction in the healing of ulcers, and secondarily on the improvement of the symptoms of chronic venous disease such as edema...
April 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210071/update-on-the-medical-management-of-gastrointestinal-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
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REVIEW
Giuseppe Lopalco, Donato Rigante, Vincenzo Venerito, Claudia Fabiani, Rossella Franceschini, Michele Barone, Giovanni Lapadula, Mauro Galeazzi, Bruno Frediani, Florenzo Iannone, Luca Cantarini
Behçet's disease (BD) is a multisystemic disorder of unknown etiology mainly defined by recurrent oral aphthosis, genital ulcers, and chronic relapsing bilateral uveitis, all of which represent the "stigmata" of disease. However, many other organs including the vascular, neurological, musculoskeletal, and gastrointestinal systems can be affected. The gastrointestinal involvement in Behçet's disease (GIBD), along with the neurological and vascular ones, represents the most feared clinical manifestation of BD and shares many symptoms with inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
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