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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349613/tumor-treating-fields-a-new-approach-to-glioblastoma-therapy
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Jonathan Rick, Ankush Chandra, Manish K Aghi
Glioblastoma is an aggressive brain malignancy with poor outcomes. Current standard of care involves surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Even with optimal treatment, 5-year survival rates are low. Many patients are unable to tolerate the considerable side effects that therapy involves and suffer from low quality of life. Anti-mitotic tumor treating fields have shown potential in treating glioblastoma with data suggesting that they prolong disease-free survival and overall survival. Novocure has marketed a device that generates these fields via externally placed electrodes...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339392/a-novel-piperazine-based-drug-lead-for-cryptosporidiosis-from-the-medicines-for-malaria-venture-open-access-malaria-box
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R S Jumani, K Bessoff, M S Love, P Miller, E E Stebbins, J E Teixeira, M A Campbell, M J Meyers, J A Zambriski, V Nunez, A K Woods, C W McNamara, C D Huston
Cryptosporidiosis causes life-threatening diarrhea in children under age five, and prolonged diarrhea in immunodeficient people, especially AIDS patients. The standard of care, nitazoxanide, is modestly effective in children and ineffective in immunocompromised individuals. In addition to a need for new drugs, better knowledge of drug properties that drive in vivo efficacy is needed to facilitate drug development. We report identification of a piperazine-based lead compound for Cryptosporidium drug development, MMV665917, and a new pharmacodynamic method used for its characterization...
January 16, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329064/user-acceptability-of-the-diagnosis-of-prolonged-grief-disorder-how-do-professionals-think-about-inclusion-in-icd-11
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Leonie Dietl, Birgit Wagner, Thomas Fydrich
BACKGROUND: For the next edition of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) it is proposed to include prolonged grief disorder as a new diagnosis. The diagnosis describes persistent intensive and disabling grief reactions to bereavement (WHO, 2016b). The aim of the present survey was to determine the extent to which the diagnosis is accepted by practitioners in the healthcare and psychosocial field. METHODS: A total of 2088 German-speaking professionals in the fields of psychotherapy, psychology, counselling, medicine and palliative care completed the online survey...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286493/twenty-five-years-of-the-national-academy-of-medical-sciences-of-ukraine-progress-and-priorities-for-future-of-radiation-medicine-and-biology
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D Bazyka
After the creation of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine in 1993 the Research Center for Radiation Medicine was among the first institutions to join the Academy (fig. 1). Estab lishing the Academy was among the first steps of the independent Ukrainian government and aimed to provide a high level health care for population. It was extremely needed for the minimization of Chornobyl medical consequences. This choice was related to a growing recognition of the scientific research in fulfilling the Сenter's mission - study of the effects of low dose radiation on human body and radiation protection of the exposed population...
December 2017: Problemy Radiat︠s︡iĭnoï Medyt︠s︡yny Ta Radiobiolohiï
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280985/pediatric-hypothermic-submersion-injury-and-protective-factors-associated-with-optimal-outcome-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Daniel Kriz, Juan Piantino, Devin Fields, Cydni Williams
Drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide, with the highest rates of fatality among young children. Submersion injuries with cardiac arrest can lead to long-term neurologic morbidity. Severe hypothermic submersion injuries have complex treatment courses and survivors have variable neurocognitive outcomes. We describe the course of a hypothermic submersion injury in a 6-year-old previously healthy boy. The description includes premorbid and post-injury neurocognitive functioning...
December 27, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217664/incidence-diagnosis-and-management-of-qt-prolongation-induced-by-cancer-therapies-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Andreu Porta-Sánchez, Cameron Gilbert, Danna Spears, Eitan Amir, Joyce Chan, Kumaraswamy Nanthakumar, Paaladinesh Thavendiranathan
BACKGROUND: The cardiovascular complications of cancer therapeutics are the focus of the burgeoning field of cardio-oncology. A common challenge in this field is the impact of cancer drugs on cardiac repolarization (ie, QT prolongation) and the potential risk for the life-threatening arrhythmia torsades de pointes. Although QT prolongation is not a perfect marker of arrhythmia risk, this has become a primary safety metric among oncologists. Cardiologists caring for patients receiving cancer treatment should become familiar with the drugs associated with QT prolongation, its incidence, and appropriate management strategies to provide meaningful consultation in this complex clinical scenario...
December 7, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177620/revisiting-traumatic-cardiac-arrest-should-cpr-be-initiated
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Katie L Konesky, Weidun Alan Guo
OBJECTIVES: Traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA) represents a unique problem, and poses difficult challenges in the care of trauma patients. Although the literature has suggested that attempted resuscitation from TCA in trauma is futile and consumptive of medical and human resources, studies have recently demonstrated that the outcome of TCA is comparable cardiac arrest secondary to non-traumatic events. The objective of this study was to determine the incidence, predictors, and outcomes following TCA...
November 25, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172307/the-paradoxes-of-phantom-bite-syndrome-or-occlusal-dysaesthesia-%C3%A2-dysesthesia%C3%A2
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Martin G Kelleher, Lakshmi Rasaratnam, Serpil Djemal
Phantom bite syndrome was first described by Marbach over 40 years ago as a mono-symptomatic hypochondriacal psychosis. He used the term to describe a prolonged syndrome in which patients report that their ‘bite is wrong’ or that ‘their dental occlusion is abnormal’ with this causing them great difficulties. This strong belief about ‘their bite’ being the source of their problems leads to them demanding, and subsequently getting, various types of dentistry carried out by multiple dentists and ‘specialists’...
January 2017: Dental Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170019/evaluation-of-a-rapid-and-sensitive-rt-qpcr-assay-for-the-detection-of-ebola-virus
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M Biava, F Colavita, A Marzorati, D Russo, D Pirola, A Cocci, A Petrocelli, M Guanti Delli, G Cataldi, T A Kamara, A S Kamara, K Konneh, A Cannas, S Coen, S Quartu, S Meschi, M B Valli, A Mazzarelli, C Venditti, G Grassi, G Rozera, C Castilletti, A Mirazimi, M R Capobianchi, G Ippolito, R Miccio, A Di Caro
BACKGROUND: The 2013-2016 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak showed a lack of diagnostic point-of-care methods. Currently, EBOV diagnosis relies on quantitative reverse-transcription-PCR (RT- qPCR), highly specific and sensitive, but requiring skilled personnel and well-equipped laboratories. In field settings, these factors and others, such as samples' time of collection and transportation, determine a prolonged turnaround-time to final results. In outbreak scenarios, a rapid and transportable method could eliminate issues of cohorting suspected and actual EVD patients for lack of diagnostic certainty...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165765/hypothermia-in-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-hie
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G Liu, Z-G Li, J-S Gao
Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) significantly affects neurodevelopment in infants and is also considered as an important cause of neonatal deaths worldwide. Medical research is being focused worldwide for the development of therapeutic avenues but it is still managed by supportive care. The latest studies in the above field have shown the efficacy of prolonged cooling of neonate's head or whole body at the age of 18 months (approx.) in providing relief from the pathological state of HIE. Moreover, hypothermia is the first reported therapeutic modality that proved beneficial for HIE young patients...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124901/raccoon-roundworm-baylisascaris-procyonis-as-an-occupational-hazard-1-knowledge-of-b-%C3%A2-procyonis-and-attitudes-towards-it-and-other-zoonoses-among-wildlife-rehabilitators
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S G H Sapp, B A Murray, E R Hoover, G T Green, M J Yabsley
Wildlife rehabilitators are at risk of zoonotic diseases because they often have prolonged contact with many species of wildlife and their bodily fluids. Raccoon roundworm (Baylisascaris procyonis) is a common zoonotic parasite of raccoons that has the potential to cause severe or fatal neurologic disease in a broad variety of hosts if the eggs within raccoon faeces are ingested. We administered an online survey to wildlife rehabilitators to assess their knowledge regarding aspects of transmission, biology and disease caused by B...
November 10, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089122/outcomes-and-patterns-of-relapse-after-definitive-radiation-therapy-for-oligometastatic-cervical-cancer
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Matthew S Ning, Vamsi Ahobila, Anuja Jhingran, Shane R Stecklein, Michael Frumovitz, Kathleen M Schmeler, Patricia J Eifel, Ann H Klopp
PURPOSE: Survival rates for women with metastatic cervical cancer are low, with limited management options. Definitive radiation therapy (RT) for oligometastatic disease has led to prolonged survival in other malignancies, but this approach has yet to be systematically studied for cervical cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We evaluated 38 patients who received definitive RT to oligometastatic sites of cervical cancer at a single institution from 2002 to 2015. Patients presented with synchronous (n=9) or metachronous (n=15) oligometastatic disease to supraclavicular (SCV) nodes, or with recurrent disease in mediastinum (n=10) or lung (n=7)...
October 28, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060424/combination-of-static-and-temporal-data-analysis-to-predict-mortality-and-readmission-in-the-intensive-care
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Janani Venugopalan, Nikhil Chanani, Kevin Maher, May D Wang
There are approximately 4 million intensive care unit (ICU) admissions each year in the United States with costs accounting for 4.1% of national health expenditures. Unforeseen adverse events contribute disproportionately to these costs. Thus, there has been substantial research in developing clinical decision support systems to predict and improve ICU outcomes such as ICU mortality, prolonged length of stay, and ICU readmission. However, the data in the ICU is collected at diverse time intervals and includes both static and temporal data...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057203/nanotechnological-approaches-to-immunosuppression-and-tolerance-induction
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Kunal Patel, Carl Atkinson, Danh Tran, Satish N Nadig
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Several preclinical studies have engineered nanoparticles for immune regulation, and have shown promising results in the fields of autoimmunity and cancer. In solid organ transplantation, the use of nanoparticle-based immune regulation has only just begun to emerge but holds significant promise for the improvement of our current standard of care immunosuppressive regimens. In this review, we will shed light on the current status of nanoparticle-engineered immunotherapeutics, and the potential application of these technologies to the field of organ transplantation...
June 2017: Current Transplantation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043540/between-quality-of-life-and-hope-attitudes-and-beliefs-of-muslim-women-toward-withholding-and-withdrawing-life-sustaining-treatments
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REVIEW
Chaïma Ahaddour, Stef Van den Branden, Bert Broeckaert
The technological advances in medicine, including prolongation of life, have constituted several dilemmas at the end of life. In the context of the Belgian debates on end-of-life care, the views of Muslim women remain understudied. The aim of this article is fourfold. First, we seek to describe the beliefs and attitudes of middle-aged and elderly Moroccan Muslim women toward withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatments. Second, we aim to identify whether differences are observable among middle-aged and elderly women's attitudes toward withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatments...
October 17, 2017: Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965157/the-effect-of-listening-to-holy-quran-recitation-on-weaning-patients-receiving-mechanical-ventilation-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-pilot-study
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Mohammad Yadak, Khalid Aziz Ansari, Hatem Qutub, Hajed Al-Otaibi, Omar Al-Omar, Nawal Al-Onizi, Faraz Ahmed Farooqi
Mechanical ventilation (MV) causes high level of stress in hospitalized patients. Weaning is the gradual process of decreasing ventilator support that in turn lead to termination of MV and increased respiratory effort, which may exacerbate symptoms and prolong MV. This study aimed to investigate the effect of listening to Holy Quran recitation (HQR) as a non-pharmacological intervention in patients during weaning from mechanical ventilation. This is a randomized controlled trial in which 55 patients admitted in the intensive care unit (ICU) and on mechanical ventilation were recruited...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930362/rapid-development-of-specialty-population-registries-and-quality-measures-from-electronic-health-record-data-an-agile-framework
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Vaishnavi Kannan, Jason S Fish, Jacqueline M Mutz, Angela R Carrington, Ki Lai, Lisa S Davis, Josh E Youngblood, Mark R Rauschuber, Kathryn A Flores, Evan J Sara, Deepa G Bhat, DuWayne L Willett
BACKGROUND: Creation of a new electronic health record (EHR)-based registry often can be a "one-off" complex endeavor: first developing new EHR data collection and clinical decision support tools, followed by developing registry-specific data extractions from the EHR for analysis. Each development phase typically has its own long development and testing time, leading to a prolonged overall cycle time for delivering one functioning registry with companion reporting into production. The next registry request then starts from scratch...
June 14, 2017: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910484/teleconsultation-in-prolonged-field-care-position-paper
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William N Vasios, Jeremy C Pamplin, Douglas Powell, Paul E Loos, Jamie Riesberg, Sean Keenan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910483/traumatic-brain-injury-management-in-prolonged-field-care
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David van Wyck, Paul E Loos, Nathan Friedline, Drew Stephens, Brian C Smedick, Randall McCafferty, Stephen C Rush, Sean Keenan, Douglas Powell, Stacy Shackelford
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890901/performing-all-major-surgical-procedures-robotically-will-prolong-wait-times-for-surgery
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Brian M Shinder, Nicholas J Farber, Robert E Weiss, Thomas L Jang, Isaac Y Kim, Eric A Singer, Sammy E Elsamra
This article aimed to assess the burden of scheduling major urologic oncology procedures if all cases were performed robotically and to determine whether this would increase the time a patient would have to wait for surgery. We retrospectively determined the number of prostatectomies, radical nephrectomies, partial nephrectomies, and cystectomies at a single institution for one calendar year. A hypothetical situation was then constructed where all procedures were performed robotically. Using the allotted number of days that each surgeon was able to schedule robotic procedures, we analyzed the amount of time it would take to schedule and complete all cases...
2017: Robotic Surgery: Research and Reviews
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