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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918604/symptom-experience-of-multiple-myeloma-symmex-patients-treated-with-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-following-high-dose-melphalan-a-descriptive-longitudinal-study
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Matthias Naegele, Monika Kirsch, Gabriele Ihorst, Katharina Fierz, Monika Engelhardt, Sabina De Geest
PURPOSE: High-dose melphalan and autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) are associated with high symptom burden. This study aimed to explore multiple myeloma (MM) patients' experience of symptom frequency, intensity, and distress during therapy. METHODS: This descriptive longitudinal study enrolled 29 MM patients who completed the 43-item PROVIVO questionnaire, measuring symptom experience across the dimensions of frequency, intensity, and distress at four assessment points: hospital admission (T0), leucocyte nadir (T1), discharge (T2), and 30 days post discharge (T3)...
September 16, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918589/isolated-pancreas-rejections-do-not-have-an-adverse-impact-on-kidney-graft-survival-whereas-kidney-rejections-are-associated-with-adverse-pancreas-graft-survival%C3%A2-in-simultaneous-pancreas-kidney-transplantation
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Irfan Moinuddin, Muhammad Sohail Yaqub, Tim Taber, John Powelson, Jonathan Fridell, Asif Sharfuddin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Diabetic Kidney Disease is associated with excessive mortality and morbidity. Simultaneous pancreas kidney transplantation (SPK) significantly improves quality of life and increases life expectancy of uremic diabetic patients. It is not known whether pancreas and kidney rejections in these transplant patients is concordant or discordant. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, AND MEASUREMENTS: We analyzed clinical data on all SPK transplants performed between 2003 and 2014 at Indiana University to assess the impact of isolated or combined pancreas and kidney rejections on patient and allograft outcomes...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918428/modification-of-cardiovascular-pharmacotherapy-in-palliative-care-patients-with-cancer-narrative-review
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Tomasz Pasierski
Palliative care cancer patients are treated with many drugs especially at the end of life. Limiting of polypharmacy a decreases the risk of associated adverse effects, medical errors and harmful drug interactions The time lag to benefit of many medications used for cardiovascular diseases or risk factors like hypertension, hypercholesterolemia is frequently longer than palliative care cancer patient's life expectancy. It is ethically appropriate to modify, even to discontinue cardiovascular pharmacotherapy when there is no prospect of benefit...
September 13, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918419/-about-the-association-between-antipsychotic-medication-and-cardiovascular-morbidity-epidemiology-and-possible-background-mechanisms
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Gabor Gaszner, Gabor Barna, Peter Dome
The history of antipsychotics began with the discovery of chlorpromazine in the 1950s. Since then this group of medications has become one of the most important element of the armamentarium of psychopharmacology. While initially these pharmacons were used in the treatment of psychotic states (including psychotic mania) in the last approximately 10-15 years new indications - such as treatment of depressive, manic and mixed states and also mood-stabilization in bipolar disorder and also the treatment of major depressive disorder - for several second-generation antipsychotic (SGA) agents have been introduced...
June 2017: Neuropsychopharmacologia Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918410/-just-like-a-normal-pain-what-do-people-with-diabetes-mellitus-experience-when-having-a-myocardial-infarction-a-qualitative-study-recruited-from-uk-hospitals
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Nikita Berman, Melvyn Mark Jones, Daan A De Coster
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to investigate the symptoms people with diabetes experience when having a myocardial infarction (MI), their illness narrative and how they present their symptoms to the health service. SETTING: Three London (UK) hospitals (coronary care units and medical wards). PARTICIPANTS: Patients were recruited with diabetes mellitus (DM) (types 1 and 2) with a clinical presentation of MI (ST elevated MI (STEMI), non-ST elevated MI (NSTEMI), acute MI unspecified and cardiac arrest)...
September 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918408/effectiveness-cost-utility-and-implementation-of-a-decision-aid-for-patients-with-localised-prostate-cancer-and-their-partners-study-protocol-of-a-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Hoda H M Al-Itejawi, Cornelia F van Uden-Kraan, Peter M van de Ven, Veerle M H Coupé, André N Vis, Jakko A Nieuwenhuijzen, Jeroen A van Moorselaar, Irma M Verdonck-de Leeuw
INTRODUCTION: Patient decision aids (PDAs) have been developed to help patients make an informed choice for a treatment option. Despite proven benefits, structural implementation falls short of expectations. The present study aims to assess the effectiveness and cost-utility of the PDA among newly diagnosed patients with localised prostate cancer and their partners, alongside implementation of the PDA in routine care. METHODS/ANALYSIS: A stepped-wedge cluster randomised trial will be conducted...
September 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918227/bone-remodeling-of-the-distal-femur-after-uncemented-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-2-year-prospective-dxa-study
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Mikkel Rathsach Andersen, Nikolaj S Winther, Thomas Lind, Henrik M Schrøder, Michael Mørk Petersen
Loss of bone stock as a response to the bone trauma, immobilization, and stress shielding related to joint replacement surgery increases the risk of fracture of the distal femur after total knee arthroplasty. Previous studies of uncemented femoral components have reported very high levels of bone loss in the distal femur. This study investigates the adaptive bone remodeling of the distal femur after uncemented total knee arthroplasty. We performed a 2-year follow-up of 53 patients (mean age 61.5 [38-70] years, F/M = 27/26, body mass index 29...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918162/how-high-level-of-anxiety-in-panic-disorder-can-interfere-in-working-memory-a-computer-simulation-and-electrophysiological-investigation
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Luiza Wanick Di Giorgio Silva, Danielle Aprigio, Jesse Di Giacomo, Mariana Gongora, Henning Budde, Juliana Bittencourt, Mauricio Cagy, Silmar Teixeira, Pedro Ribeiro, Marcele Regine de Carvalho, Rafael Freire, Antonio Egidio Nardi, Luis Fernando Basile, Bruna Velasques
Panic disorder (PD) is characterized by repeated and unexpected attacks of intense anxiety, which are not restricted to a determined situation or circumstance. The coherence function has been used to investigate the communication among brain structures through the quantitative EEG (qEEG). The objective of this study is to analyze if there is a difference in frontoparietal gamma coherence (GC) between panic disorder patients (PDP) and healthy controls (HC) during the Visual oddball paradigm; and verify if high levels of anxiety (produced by a computer simulation) affect PDP's working memory...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918132/assessing-precision-bias-and-sigma-metrics-of-53-measurands-of-the-alinity-ci-system
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Sten Westgard, Victoria Petrides, Sharon Schneider, Marvin Berman, Jörg Herzogenrath, Anthony Orzechowski
Assay performance is dependent on the accuracy and precision of a given method. These attributes can be combined into an analytical Sigma-metric, providing a simple value for laboratorians to use in evaluating a test method's capability to meet its analytical quality requirements. Sigma-metrics were determined for 37 clinical chemistry assays, 13 immunoassays, and 3 ICT methods on the Alinity ci system. METHODS: Analytical Performance Specifications were defined for the assays, following a rationale of using CLIA goals first, then Ricos Desirable goals when CLIA did not regular the method, and then other sources if the Ricos Desirable goal was unrealistic...
September 13, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918088/evaluation-of-cerebrovascular-reactivity-in-subjects-with-and-without-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Clodagh M Ryan, Anne Battisti-Charbonney, Olivia Sobczyk, David J Mikulis, James Duffin, Joseph A Fisher, Lashmi Venkatraghavan
BACKGROUND: Both obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and altered cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) are associated with increased stroke risk. Nevertheless, the incidence of abnormal CVR in patients with OSA is uncertain due to the high variability in the way CVR is measured both within and between studies. We hypothesized that a standardized CVR with a consistent vasoactive stimulus and cerebral blood flow (CBF) measure would be reduced in patients with severe OSA compared with healthy controls...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917678/optical-frequency-domain-imaging-versus-intravascular-ultrasound-in-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-opinion-trial-results-from-the-opinion-imaging-study
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Hiromasa Otake, Takashi Kubo, Hachidai Takahashi, Toshiro Shinke, Takayuki Okamura, Kiyoshi Hibi, Gaku Nakazawa, Yoshihiro Morino, Junya Shite, Tetsuya Fusazaki, Ken Kozuma, Tetsuya Ioji, Hideaki Kaneda, Takashi Akasaka
OBJECTIVES: We sought to clarify how intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography affect percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with current-generation drug-eluting stents in a pre-specified substudy of the OPINION (OPtical frequency domain imaging versus INtravascular ultrasound in percutaneous coronary interventiON) trial, a multicenter, prospective, randomized, noninferiority trial comparing optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI)-guided PCI with IVUS-guided PCI...
September 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917282/interventional-mri-guided-deep-brain-stimulation-lead-implantation
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REVIEW
Philip S Lee, Robert Mark Richardson
Current knowledge of the functional anatomy of the subthalamic nucleus and globus pallidus, discovered through microelectrode recording and postoperative imaging, justifies purely anatomic targeting for deep brain stimulation (DBS). Interventional MRI (iMRI)-DBS is more anatomically accurate than traditional awake procedures and has similar clinical outcomes without increased risk or increased operative times. iMRI lead implantation allows patients to receive DBS therapy who cannot tolerate or do not agree to undergo an awake procedure...
October 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917251/advances-in-external-beam-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-principle-concerns-in-implementing-a-liver-radiation-program
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Stewart Gaede, Michael I Lock
Despite significant advances in diagnosis, surgery and medical oncology, patients with primary and secondary liver cancer have some of the worst prognoses in oncology. In addition, the incidence of liver cancer is expected to increase. For this reason, centres are seeking new treatments and establishing specialized multidisciplinary teams. This article will focus on the evidence and practical data to assist in setting up or improving current process pathways, to provide an efficient and safe radiotherapy program for liver...
September 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917141/the-impact-of-black-cancer-patients-race-related-beliefs-and-attitudes-on-racially-discordant-oncology-interactions-a-field-study
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Louis A Penner, Felicity W K Harper, John F Dovidio, Terrance L Albrecht, Lauren M Hamel, Nicole Senft, Susan Eggly
OBJECTIVE: Both physician and patient race-related beliefs and attitudes are contributors to racial healthcare disparities, but only the former have received substantial research attention. Using data from a study conducted in the Midwestern US from 2012 to 2014, we investigated whether 114 Black cancer patients' existing race-related beliefs and attitudes would predict how they and 18 non-Black physicians (medical oncologists) would respond in subsequent clinical interactions. METHOD: At least two days before interacting with an oncologist for initial discussions of treatment options, patients completed measures of perceived past discrimination, general mistrust of physicians, and suspicion of healthcare systems; interactions were video-recorded...
August 30, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917085/a-retrospective-review-of-initial-bisphosphonate-infusion-in-an-inpatient-vs-outpatient-setting-for-bisphosphonate-na%C3%A3-ve-patients
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Rose M Kreikemeier, Heather Gosnell, Lisa M Halbur, Eric T Rush
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and convenience of initial bisphosphonate infusion therapy in inpatient and outpatient settings for patients with low bone mineral density. METHODS: All data were collected from retrospective chart reviews of heterogeneous groups of patients. Abnormal findings prior to the infusion and side effects during the infusion were documented. Patients were contacted following the infusion to discuss post-infusion adverse events...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917029/health-related-quality-of-life-and-its-determinants-in-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
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S de Groot, W K Redekop, M M Versteegh, S Sleijfer, E Oosterwijk, L A L M Kiemeney, C A Uyl-de Groot
PURPOSE: Based on improvements of progression-free survival (PFS), new agents for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) have been approved. It is assumed that one of the benefits is a delay in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) deterioration as a result of a delay in progression of disease. However, little data are available supporting this relationship. This study aims to provide insight into the most important determinants of HRQoL (including progression of disease) of patients with mRCC...
September 15, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917016/predictors-of-outpatient-resource-utilization-following-ventral-and-incisional-hernia-repair
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Alex Wade, Margaret A Plymale, Daniel L Davenport, Sara E Johnson, Vashisht V Madabhushi, Erica Mastoroudis, Charlie Tancula, John Scott Roth
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about the predictors of increased ambulatory costs following open ventral and incisional hernia repair (VIHR); however, postoperative complications would be expected to be associated with an increased burden on outpatient resources. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of perioperative factors on outpatient resource utilization following VIHR. METHODS: With IRB approval, the surgery scheduling system was queried to identify all cases of VIHR done at our institution over 3 years...
September 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916989/comparison-of-the-recovery-profile-between-desflurane-and-sevoflurane-in-patients-undergoing-bariatric-surgery-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Preet Mohinder Singh, Anuradha Borle, Jason McGavin, Anjan Trikha, Ashish Sinha
Early and clear recovery from anesthesia is the crux for preventing perioperative complications in the obese undergoing bariatric surgery. Volatile inhalation agents by virtue of high lipid solubility are expected to produce residual anesthetic effects. Prospective randomized trials comparing desflurane and sevoflurane used for anesthesia maintenance (electroencephalograph guided) during bariatric surgery published till 1st of July 2017 were searched in the medical database. Comparisons were made for surrogate markers of recovery from anesthesia that included time to eye-opening (TEo), time to tracheal-extubation (TEx), and Aldrete scores on immediately shifting to recovery (Ald-I)...
September 16, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916537/reversibility-of-the-effects-of-natalizumab-on-peripheral-immune-cell-dynamics-in-ms-patients
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Tatiana Plavina, Kumar Kandadi Muralidharan, Geoffrey Kuesters, Daniel Mikol, Karleyton Evans, Meena Subramanyam, Ivan Nestorov, Yi Chen, Qunming Dong, Pei-Ran Ho, Diogo Amarante, Alison Adams, Jerome De Sèze, Robert Fox, Ralf Gold, Douglas Jeffery, Ludwig Kappos, Xavier Montalban, Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, Hans-Peter Hartung, Bruce A C Cree
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the reversibility of natalizumab-mediated changes in pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) following therapy interruption. METHODS: Pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic data were collected in the Safety and Efficacy of Natalizumab in the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis (AFFIRM) (every 12 weeks for 116 weeks) and Randomized Treatment Interruption of Natalizumab (RESTORE) (every 4 weeks for 28 weeks) studies...
September 15, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916508/development-of-a-whole-slide-imaging-system-on-smartphones-and-evaluation-with-frozen-section-samples
#20
Hong Yu, Feng Gao, Liren Jiang, Shuoxin Ma
BACKGROUND: The aim was to develop scalable Whole Slide Imaging (sWSI), a WSI system based on mainstream smartphones coupled with regular optical microscopes. This ultra-low-cost solution should offer diagnostic-ready imaging quality on par with standalone scanners, supporting both oil and dry objective lenses of different magnifications, and reasonably high throughput. These performance metrics should be evaluated by expert pathologists and match those of high-end scanners. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to develop scalable Whole Slide Imaging (sWSI), a whole slide imaging system based on smartphones coupled with optical microscopes...
September 15, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
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