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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325195/role-of-chemotherapy-and-radiation-therapy-in-the-management-of-gastric-adenocarcinoma
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REVIEW
Daphna Spiegel, Manisha Palta, Hope Uronis
Gastric adenocarcinoma is the fifth most common cancer worldwide and is often diagnosed at a late stage with nearly 50% of patients having locally advanced, unresectable, or metastatic disease at the time of presentation. Efforts to improve outcomes in patients with resected and unresectable gastric cancer with various chemotherapy and radiation regimens are ongoing. Appropriate evaluation and management is often not straightforward and requires the input of a multidisciplinary team. There is no consensus as to the best approach for treatment of gastric cancer; however, the available data and our institutional approach to the management of gastric cancer are discussed...
April 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323648/patient-use-of-the-electronic-communication-portal-in-management-of-type-2-diabetes
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Diana Peremislov
High incidence and prevalence of type 2 diabetes require urgent attention to the management of this chronic disease. The purpose of this study was to explore electronic communication (e-communication) between patients with type 2 diabetes and their providers within the patient portal. Qualitative design with conventional content analysis techniques was used. A purposive random sample of 90 electronic medical record charts of patient-portal users with type 2 diabetes was subjected to a retrospective review. The sample mainly consisted of patients between the ages of 50 and 70 years, who were white, non- Hispanic, and English-speaking...
March 21, 2017: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323645/pediatric-multiple-sclerosis
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Anusha K Yeshokumar, Sona Narula, Brenda Banwell
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review discusses the epidemiologic factors involved in the pathogenesis of pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS), which have been the focus of numerous studies in the last several years. We also review the clinical features (including diagnostic evaluation and differential diagnosis) of, treatment approach to, and prognosis of pediatric MS. RECENT FINDINGS: Up to 10% of patients with MS have their initial demyelinating before the age of 18 years...
March 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319316/barriers-to-the-management-of-obstructed-defecation-according-to-colorectal-surgeons
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Nagham Al-Mozany, Caroline Wright, Greg O'Grady, Christopher J Young, Michael J Solomon
INTRODUCTION: Obstructive defecation (OD) has a high prevalence and disease impact, however patients often experience suboptimal management. This problem reflects the complex pathophysiology of OD, as well as health service delivery factors. This study aimed to identify factors acting as a barrier to effective OD management as perceived by specialist colorectal surgeons treating this disorder. METHOD: A postal questionnaire was administered to a bi-national sampling of colorectal specialists in Australia and New Zealand who were registered with their specialty society...
March 20, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306673/hypertensive-crisis-an-update-on-clinical-approach-and-management
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Emrah Ipek, Ahmet Afşin Oktay, Selim R Krim
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Here, we review current concepts on hypertensive crisis (HTN-C) with a focus on epidemiology, causes, pathophysiology and prognosis. We also offer a practical approach to the management of HTN-C. RECENT FINDINGS: HTN-C is characterized by a severe and abrupt increase in blood pressure (BP) with impending or progressive acute end-organ damage (EOD). HTN-C can be divided into hypertensive emergency (HTN-E) and hypertensive urgency (HTN-U) based on the presence or absence of acute EOD, respectively...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291401/pelvic-insufficiency-fracture-pif-incidence-in-patients-treated-with-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-imrt-for-gynaecological-or-anal-cancer-single-institution-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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Louis Bazire, Haoping Xu, Jean-Philippe Foy, Malika Amessis, Caroline Malhaire, Kim Cao, Anne De La Rochefordiere, Youlia M Kirova
OBJECTIVE: To summarize the results of pelvic insufficiency fracture (PIF) incidence in patients with anal or gynaecological cancer treated by pelvic intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). METHODS: The clinical and morphological (CT and/or pelvic MRI) characteristics of patients treated by IMRT at our institution between 2007 and 2014 were analyzed. The global incidence of PIF after external beam radiotherapy and the impact of tumour site (gynaecological or anal cancer) were determined...
March 14, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290095/a-new-approach-to-the-management-of-anemia-in-ckd-patients-a-review-on-roxadustat
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REVIEW
Kimberly Becker, Maha Saad
This article informs the reader of the current information available on a novel therapeutic agent and new class of drug for the treatment of anemia. The data show promising results for alternative erythropoietin-stimulating agents and offers a time line of when Phase III data will be available. The information on this new drug and new drug class will change how nephrologists approach treating anemia within their patients.
March 13, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283426/bringing-precision-medicine-to-the-management-of-bpsd
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EDITORIAL
Donovan T Maust, Helen C Kales
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283036/erratum-to-the-management-of-the-faeces-passed-by-under-five-children-an-exploratory-crosssectional-research-in-an-urban-community-in-southwest-nigeria
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Olufemi Oludare Aluko, Olusegun Temitope Afolabi, Emmanuel Abiodun Olaoye, Adeyinka Daniel Adebayo, Seun Oladele Oyetola, Oluwaseun Olamide Abegunde
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 10, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281155/the-strength-of-ethical-matrixes-as-a-tool-for-normative-analysis-related-to-technological-choices-the-case-of-geological-disposal-for-radioactive-waste
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Céline Kermisch, Christophe Depaus
The ethical matrix is a participatory tool designed to structure ethical reflection about the design, the introduction, the development or the use of technologies. Its collective implementation, in the context of participatory decision-making, has shown its potential usefulness. On the contrary, its implementation by a single researcher has not been thoroughly analyzed. The aim of this paper is precisely to assess the strength of ethical matrixes implemented by a single researcher as a tool for conceptual normative analysis related to technological choices...
March 9, 2017: Science and Engineering Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279155/acute-dental-infections-managed-in-an-outpatient-parenteral-antibiotic-program-setting-prospective-analysis-and-public-health-implications
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William J Connors, Heidi H Rabie, Rafael L Figueiredo, Donna L Holton, Michael D Parkins
BACKGROUND: The number of Acute Dental Infections (ADI) presenting for emergency department (ED) care are steadily increasing. Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) programs are increasingly utilized as an alternative cost-effective approach to the management of serious infectious diseases but their role in the management of severe ADI is not established. This study aims to address this knowledge gap through evaluation of ADI referrals to a regional OPAT program in a large Canadian center...
March 9, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277492/polyp-resection-controversial-practices-and-unanswered-questions
#12
Daniel von Renteln, Heiko Pohl
Detection and complete removal of precancerous neoplastic polyps are central to effective colorectal cancer screening. The prevalence of neoplastic polyps in the screening population in the United States is likely >50%. However, most persons with neoplastic polyps are never destined to develop cancer, and do not benefit for finding and removing polyps, and may only be harmed by the procedure. Further 70-80% of polyps are diminutive (≤5 mm) and such polyps almost never contain cancer. Given the questionable benefit, the high-cost and the potential risk changing our approach to the management of diminutive polyps is currently debated...
March 9, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274956/natriuretic-peptides-in-the-evaluation-and-management-of-degenerative-mitral-regurgitation-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Michael M Johl, Pankaj Malhotra, Devin W Kehl, Florian Rader, Robert J Siegel
Progression of degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR) leads to irreversible cardiac damage. Therefore, longitudinal follow up to determine the optimal timing of surgery is critical. Current data indicates that in addition to the standard of care-assessing for symptoms and signs of left ventricular (LV) decompensation with routine echocardiography-serial measurement of natriuretic peptides offers a quantitative means to identify patients who may benefit from closer supervision, if not surgery. Natriuretic peptide levels, and specifically changes from baseline, identify both symptomatic patients and others likely to develop cardiac dysfunction...
March 8, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274363/treatments-for-hidradenitis-suppurativa
#14
R Kjærsgaard Andersen, Gregor B E Jemec
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is not easily treated. Although not uncommon, HS is often misdiagnosed outside specialized clinics and inappropriately treated as a simple boil or abscess. In recent years, guidelines have been developed on the basis of expert opinion and the available literature. A multifaceted approach is necessary as HS lesions include both inflammation (amenable to medical treatment) as well as fibrosis (amenable to surgery only). The recommended antiinflammatory therapies encompass both antimicrobials and regular anti-inflammatory drugs...
March 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271871/soft-tissue-sarcomas-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-a-comparison-with-their-paediatric-and-adult-counterparts
#15
REVIEW
Winette T A van der Graaf, Daniel Orbach, Ian R Judson, Andrea Ferrari
Survival outcomes for adolescent and young adult patients with soft tissue sarcomas lag behind those of children diagnosed with histologically similar tumours. To help understand these differences in outcomes, we discuss the following issues with regard to the management of these patients with soft tissue sarcomas: delays in diagnosis, trial availability and participation, aspects of the organisation of care (with an emphasis on age-specific needs), national centralisation of sarcoma care, international consortia, and factors related to tumour biology...
March 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271728/comparing-approaches-to-the-management-of-malignant-pleural-effusions
#16
José M Porcel, Macy Mei-Sze Lui, Andrew D Lerner, Helen E Davies, David Feller-Kopman, Y C Gary Lee
Management of symptomatic malignant pleural effusions is becoming more complex due to the range of treatment options, which include therapeutic thoracenteses, thoracoscopic talc pleurodesis, bedside pleurodesis with talc or other sclerosing agents via small-bore chest catheters, indwelling pleural catheters, surgery, or a combination of some of these procedures. Areas covered: Recent advances for the expanding range of treatment options in malignant pleural effusions are summarized, according to the best available evidence...
March 8, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271463/a-literature-review-on-validated-simulations-of-the-surgical-services
#17
K W Soh, C Walker, M O'Sullivan
The surgical department is a critical unit that oversees multiple surgical-based clinical pathways and works with various other units in a hospital. This department faces numerous challenges relating to variability in demand and management of resources. The aim of this article is to review the application of validated simulation models on hospital-wide surgical services. Each of these models is broadly classified by (i) simulation method and (ii) level of detail given to the management of "patient pathways" and "staff workflows"...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266319/what-are-the-barriers-and-facilitators-to-implementing-collaborative-care-for-depression-a-systematic-review
#18
REVIEW
Emily Wood, Sally Ohlsen, Thomas Ricketts
BACKGROUND: Collaborative Care is an evidence-based approach to the management of depression within primary care services recommended within NICE Guidance. However, uptake within the UK has been limited. This review aims to investigate the barriers and facilitators to implementing Collaborative Care. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was undertaken to uncover what barriers and facilitators have been reported by previous research into Collaborative Care for depression in primary care...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265207/clinical-risk-factors-for-infective-endocarditis-in-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia
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Vincent Bryan D Salvador, Bikash Chapagain, Astha Joshi, Debra J Brennessel
Crucial to the management of staphylococcal bacteremia is an accurate evaluation of associated endocarditis, which has both therapeutic and prognostic implications. Because the clinical presentation of endocarditis can be nonspecific, the judicious use of echocardiography is important in distinguishing patients at high risk of developing endocarditis. In the presence of high-risk clinical features, an early transesophageal echocardiogram is warranted without prior transthoracic echocardiography. The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical risk factors for staphylococcal infective endocarditis that might warrant earlier transesophageal echocardiography and to describe the incidence of endocarditis in cases of methicillin-resistant and methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia...
February 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264806/multidisciplinary-approach-to-the-management-of-a-case-of-classical-respiratory-diphtheria-requiring-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-feeding
#20
Matthew James Haywood, Ananth Vijendren, Vikas Acharya, Rohinton Mulla, Miss Jaan Panesar
We present a case of a Caucasian woman aged 67 years referred with a 4-day history of sore throat, dysphagia, fever and nasal blockage. Examination revealed a swollen neck and pharyngeal pseudomembrane. A throat swab was positive on culture for Corynebacterium ulcerans, with toxin expression confirmed on PCR and Elek testing. A diagnosis of classical respiratory diphtheria was made, with subsequent confirmation of the patient's domesticated dog as the source of infection. The dog had recently been attacked by a wild badger and was being treated for an ear infection...
March 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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