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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209496/uterine-leiomyosarcoma-epidemiology-contemporary-treatment-strategies-and-the-impact-of-uterine-morcellation
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Stephanie Ricci, Rebecca L Stone, Amanda N Fader
Leiomyosarcoma, a rare tumor subtype, accounts for 1% of all uterine malignancies, but contributes to a significant proportion of uterine cancer deaths. Surgery is considered the mainstay of treatment for all soft tissue sarcomas, including uterine variants. However, uterine leiomyosarcoma is challenging to diagnose preoperatively and can mimic the appearance of benign uterine leiomyomas. Recently, concerns have grown in this regard, as surgeons have utilized uterine morcellation and myomectomy procedures unknowingly in the setting of occult uterine sarcoma...
February 13, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207431/successful-medical-management-of-presumptive-pythium-insidiosum-keratitis
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Muralidhar Ramappa, Ritu Nagpal, Savitri Sharma, Sunita Chaurasia
PURPOSE: To describe the previously unreported successful treatment of presumptive Pythium keratitis (PK) with medical therapy alone. METHODS: A 42-year-old female homemaker presented to us with a 15-day history of pain and redness in the right eye after a trivial injury. Her vision was 20/80 at presentation. Slit-lamp biomicroscopy revealed a central, dense and dry-looking, grayish-white infiltrate reaching mid stroma. The infiltrate had feathery margins and was surrounded by multiple tentacle-like lesions and peripherally expanding pinhead-sized subepithelial lesions...
February 15, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205191/novel-and-expanded-oncology-drug-approvals-of-2016-part-1-new-options-in-solid-tumor-management
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REVIEW
Todd C Knepper, James Saller, Christine M Walko
The nonradiologic medical management of solid tumors has evolved from the use of traditional cytotoxic agents to modern targeted therapies, monoclonal antibodies, and immunotherapies. Advances in the understanding of cancer biology and therapeutic strategies have resulted in increasing numbers of new drug applications and approvals. Consequently, practicing oncologists need to learn how the newly available agents function and what toxicities to watch for, as well as ways to optimize the use of both new drugs and previously approved drugs with new indications...
February 15, 2017: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198687/medical-management-of-urinary-incontinence-in-women
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REVIEW
Elim Shih, Heather Hirsch, Holly L Thacker
Urinary incontinence is common, underreported, and undertreated. Primary care physicians should be comfortable discussing urinary incontinence with their female patients and managing it with conservative treatment.
February 2017: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195662/deficiencies-in-postgraduate-training-for-healthcare-professionals-who-provide-diabetes-education-and-support-results-from-the-diabetes-attitudes-wishes-and-needs-dawn2-study
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J L Byrne, M J Davies, I Willaing, R I G Holt, M E Carey, H Daly, S Skovlund, M Peyrot
AIMS: To consider the global provision of self-management diabetes education and training for healthcare professionals using data from the second Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes and Needs (DAWN2) study. METHODS: A total of 4785 healthcare professionals caring for people with diabetes were surveyed in 17 countries to assess diabetes healthcare provision, self-management support and training. RESULTS: Of the healthcare professionals surveyed, 33...
February 13, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187730/adherence-to-treatment-guidelines-the-association-between-stroke-risk-stratified-comparing-chads2-and-cha2ds2-vasc-score-levels-and-warfarin-prescription-for-adult-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Scott A Chapman, Catherine A St Hill, Meg M Little, Michael T Swanoski, Shellina R Scheiner, Kenric B Ware, M Nawal Lutfiyya
BACKGROUND: Ischemic stroke is a risk associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) and is estimated to occur five times more often in afflicted patients than in those without AF. Anti-thrombotic therapy is recommended for the prevention of ischemic stroke. Risk stratification tools, such as the CHADS2, and more recently the CHA2DS2-VASc, for predicting stroke in patients with AF have been developed to determine the level of stroke risk and assist clinicians in the selection of antithrombotic therapy...
February 11, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184236/diagnosis-and-medical-management-of-ocular-surface-squamous-neoplasia
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Ibrahim O Sayed-Ahmed, Sotiria Palioura, Anat Galor, Carol L Karp
INTRODUCTION: Topical chemotherapy has gained popularity among clinicians for the treatment of ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN). The principal topical chemotherapy agents used in the management of OSSN are interferon-α2b, 5-fluorouracil, and mitomycin C. High-resolution optical coherence tomography (HR-OCT) is a non-invasive technique that can differentiate OSSN from other ocular surface lesions. AREAS COVERED: This review highlights the current regimens and diagnostic modalities used in managing OSSN...
2017: Expert Review of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184053/gastrointestinal-diseases-and-their-oro-dental-manifestations-part-4-peutz-jeghers-syndrome
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S E Korsse, M E van Leerdam, E Dekker
Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is a rare, autosomal dominant inherited disorder, caused by germline mutations in the LKB1 tumour suppressor gene. It is clinically characterised by distinct perioral mucocutaneous pigmentations, gastrointestinal polyposis and an increased cancer risk in adult life. Hamartomatous polyps can develop already in the first decade of life and may cause various complications, including abdominal pain, bleeding, anaemia, and acute intestinal obstruction. Furthermore, patients have an increased risk for developing cancer, both in the gastrointestinal tract as in other organs...
February 10, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183427/the-educational-psychology-of-clinical-training
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Jessica H Bailey, Brian Rutledge
Clinical training is paramount to the educational experience of learners, and the purpose of this training can be categorized into the following 4 categories of learning taxonomies: socialization, clinical reasoning, medical management of patient care and attitudinal change. This article investigates the educational psychology that provides the foundation of the categories of learning that take place in the clinical environment. Understanding this is critically important to create an opportunity for learners to activate their knowledge repertoire at the precise time of appropriate application...
February 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167002/intranasal-fluticasone-associated-with-delayed-tympanostomy-tube-placement-in-children-with-eustachian-tube-dysfunction
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Matthew G Crowson, Marisa A Ryan, Vaibhav H Ramprasad, Kevin J Choi, Eileen Raynor
OBJECTIVES: Pediatric patient caregivers may prefer to avoid a surgical intervention and request a medical management option for eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD). However, there are limited published data evaluating the efficacy of intranasal fluticasone in the medical management of ETD as an alternative to tympanostomy tube placement. The objectives of this study were to: 1) determine if intranasal fluticasone (INF) prevented tympanostomy tube placement in children with ETD, and 2) describe differences in patient response to INF related to cleft lip and/or palate (CLP) and Down syndrome...
March 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164015/post-traumatic-ventricular-septal-defect-a-rare-indication-for-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-as-a-bridge-to-transplant
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María Alejandra Restrepo-Córdoba, Francisco José Hernández-Pérez, Manuel Francisco Gómez-Bueno, Juan Manuel Escudier-Villa, Evaristo Castedo, Javier Segovia, Luis Antonio Alonso-Pulpón
A ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a rare complication of blunt chest trauma. This report presents the case of a 44-year-old man who developed a VSD as a result of high-energy closed chest trauma. We describe the initial surgical and medical management of the cardiac rupture. After failed repair surgery, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) was used as a bridge to heart transplantation. We discuss the successful use of ECMO to improve the prognosis results in this rare and complex entity.
February 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160089/urolithiasis-evaluation-dietary-factors-and-medical-management-an-update-of-the-2014-siu-icud-international-consultation-on-stone-disease
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Helene Jung, Sero Andonian, Dean Assimos, Timothy Averch, Petrisor Geavlete, Yasuo Kohjimoto, Andreas Neisius, Joe Philip, Alberto Saita, Hemendra Shah, Palle Jörn Osther
PURPOSE: The aim of this review was to provide current best evidence for evaluation, dietary, and medical management of patients with urolithiasis. METHODS: Literature addressing evaluation, dietary, and medical management of urolithiasis was searched. Papers were analyzed and rated according to level of evidence (LOE), whereupon a synthesis of the evidence was made. Grade of recommendation (GOR) was judged from individual clinical experience and knowledge of the evidence according to the Oxford Centre for Evidence-based Medicine...
February 3, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152053/evaluation-of-absorbent-materials-for-use-as-ad-hoc-dry-decontaminants-during-mass-casualty-incidents-as-part-of-the-uk-s-initial-operational-response-ior
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Nick Kassouf, Sara Syed, Joanne Larner, Richard Amlôt, Robert P Chilcott
The UK's Initial Operational Response (IOR) is a revised process for the medical management of mass casualties potentially contaminated with hazardous materials. A critical element of the IOR is the introduction of immediate, on-scene disrobing and decontamination of casualties to limit the adverse health effects of exposure. Ad hoc cleansing of the skin with dry absorbent materials has previously been identified as a potential means of facilitating emergency decontamination. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the in vitro oil and water absorbency of a range of materials commonly found in the domestic and clinical environments and to determine the effectiveness of a small, but representative selection of such materials in skin decontamination, using an established ex vivo model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145031/pasireotide-long-acting-release-treatment-for-diabetic-cats-with-underlying-hypersomatotropism
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R Gostelow, C Scudder, S Keyte, Y Forcada, R C Fowkes, H A Schmid, D B Church, S J M Niessen
BACKGROUND: Long-term medical management of hypersomatotropism (HS) in cats has proved unrewarding. Pasireotide, a novel somatostatin analogue, decreases serum insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) and improves insulin sensitivity in cats with HS when administered as a short-acting preparation. OBJECTIVES: Assess once-monthly administration of long-acting pasireotide (pasireotide LAR) for treatment of cats with HS. ANIMALS: Fourteen cats with HS, diagnosed based on diabetes mellitus, pituitary enlargement, and serum IGF-1 > 1000 ng/mL...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144208/evaluation-diagnosis-and-medical-management-of-rectal-prolapse
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REVIEW
Jamie A Cannon
Full-thickness rectal prolapse, or procidentia, is the passage of the full-thickness wall of the rectum beyond the anal sphincters. This condition results in pain and fecal incontinence which greatly impairs the quality of life of those afflicted. It is associated with several anatomic abnormalities, including decreased anal sphincter tone, levator muscle diastasis, and a deep anterior cul-de-sac. The diagnosis of rectal prolapse is made based on physical examination, although several other modalities are used to provide additional information about the patients' condition...
February 2017: Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139239/long-term-medical-management-of-endometriosis-with-dienogest-and-with-a-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist-and-add-back-hormone-therapy
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REVIEW
Mohamed A Bedaiwy, Catherine Allaire, Sukinah Alfaraj
Endometriosis can recur after either surgical or medical therapy. Long-term medical therapy is implemented to treat symptoms or prevent recurrence. Dienogest and gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogues with hormone add-back therapy seem to be equally effective for long-term treatment of pain symptoms associated with endometriosis. There is insufficient evidence to support the superiority of one therapy over the other. However, add-back hormone therapy (HT) is recommended for patients using GnRH agonists...
January 27, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131332/late-breaking-trials-from-the-2016-american-heart-association-s-scientific-sessions
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REVIEW
Kyle D Buchanan, M Chadi Alraies, Alexandre H Kajita, Toby Rogers, Edward Koifman, Arie Steinvil
The late breaking trials released at the American Heart Association scientific sessions conference in November in New Orleans, LA covered a wide range of topics, including new devices within the field of heart failure, new registry data on transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in intermediate risk patients, and medical management of peripheral arterial disease, coronary artery disease, and hypercholesterolemia. The following review highlights the late breaking trials presented at the conference that will have significant impact on clinical practice...
January 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129911/dietary-modeling-of-foods-for-advanced-ckd-based-on-general-healthy-eating-guidelines-what-should-be-on-the-plate
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REVIEW
Maria Chan, John Kelly, Linda Tapsell
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major public health problem with significant clinical, societal, and psychosocial burdens. Nutrition therapy has been an integral part of the medical management of patients with CKD for more than a century, with the main goals of preserving kidney function and preventing complications. Nutrition abnormalities may emerge well before dialysis therapy is initiated and are associated with poor outcomes. It is therefore important to revisit nutrition management in the advanced stages of CKD to gain a broader insight into its role and effect on patient outcomes...
January 24, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
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