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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527964/impact-of-high-priority-allocation-on-lung-and-heart-lung-transplantation-for-pulmonary-hypertension
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Laurent Savale, Jérôme Le Pavec, Olaf Mercier, Sacha Mussot, Xavier Jaïs, Dominique Fabre, Caroline O'Connell, David Montani, François Stephan, Olivier Sitbon, Gérald Simonneau, Philippe Dartevelle, Marc Humbert, Elie Fadel
BACKGROUND: Since 2006 and 2007, patients in France with severe pulmonary hypertension (PH) who are at imminent risk of death, despite optimal treatment in the intensive care unit, are placed on a high-priority list (HPL) for heart-lung transplantation (HLT) or double-lung transplantation (DLT). We assessed the effect of this approach on the waiting list and outcomes after transplantation. METHODS: We conducted a single-center, retrospective, before-and-after study of consecutive patients with severe group 1, 1', or 4 PH listed for DLT or HLT between 2000 and 2013 (ie, 6 years before and 6 years after HPL implementation)...
May 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527855/initiation-of-extended-release-naltrexone-xr-ntx-for-opioid-use-disorder-prior-to-release-from-prison
#2
Peter D Friedmann, Donna Wilson, Randall Hoskinson, Michael Poshkus, Jennifer G Clarke
BACKGROUND: Opioid use disorder is common in prison populations, and prison release is a high-risk time for relapse and overdose. Initiation of extended release injectable naltrexone (XR-NTX)) prior to prison release might decrease relapse among opioid-dependent persons. OBJECTIVE: This pilot study examined the feasibility and acceptability of XR-NTX injection prior to prison release among adult inmates with opioid use disorder, followed by six months of community XR-NTX treatment...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526182/pharmacologic-management-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-available-therapies
#3
James Thrasher
Choices for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have multiplied as our understanding of the underlying pathophysiologic defects has evolved. Treatment should target multiple defects in T2DM and follow a patient-centered approach that considers factors beyond glycemic control, including cardiovascular risk reduction. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists/American College of Endocrinology and the American Diabetes Association recommend an initial approach consisting of lifestyle changes and monotherapy, preferably with metformin...
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523625/identification-of-a-novel-putative-inhibitor-of-the-plasmodium-falciparum-purine-nucleoside-phosphorylase-exploring-the-purine-salvage-pathway-to-design-new-antimalarial-drugs
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Luciano Porto Kagami, Gustavo Machado das Neves, Ricardo Pereira Rodrigues, Vinicius Barreto da Silva, Vera Lucia Eifler-Lima, Daniel Fábio Kawano
Malaria, a tropical parasitic disease caused by Plasmodium spp., continues to place a heavy social burden, with almost 200 million cases and more than 580,000 deaths per year. Plasmodium falciparum purine nucleoside phosphorylase (PfPNP) can be targeted for antimalarial drug design since its inhibition kills malaria parasites both in vitro and in vivo. Although the currently known inhibitors of PfPNP, immucillins, are orally available and of low toxicity to animals and humans, to the best of our knowledge, none of these compounds has entered clinical trials for the treatment of malaria...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511969/the-current-role-of-decompressive-craniectomy-for-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
S Honeybul, K M Ho, C R P Lind, G R Gillett
There is little doubt that decompressive craniectomy can reduce mortality however, the results of a recent study has provided more evidence to inform the debate regarding clinical and ethical concerns that it merely converts death into survival with severe disability or in a vegetative state. The recently published RESCUEicp trial compared last-tier secondary decompressive craniectomy with continued medical management for refractory intracranial hypertension after severe traumatic brain injury. Patients were randomly assigned to decompressive craniectomy with medical therapy or to receive continued medical therapy with the option of adding barbiturates...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508414/cervical-cerclage-placed-before-14%C3%A2-weeks-gestation-in-women-with-one-previous-midtrimester-loss-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Margaret E Harpham, Charles S Algert, Christine L Roberts, Jane B Ford, Antonia W Shand
BACKGROUND: Cervical cerclage is used in an attempt to reduce recurrence risk of preterm birth, but evidence for use is limited. AIMS: To compare pregnancy outcomes among women with a single previous midtrimester delivery when managed with or without a cervical cerclage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Population-based cohort study of all women in New South Wales, Australia with a singleton pregnancy ending in birth/miscarriage ≥14 and <28 weeks, between 2003 and 2011...
May 16, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506696/current-approaches-for-avoiding-the-limitations-of-circulating-tumor-cells-detection-methods-implications-for-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-patients-with-solid-tumors
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REVIEW
Artur Kowalik, Magdalena Kowalewska, Stanisław Góźdź
Eight million people die of cancer each year and 90% of deaths are caused by systemic disease. Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) contribute to the formation of metastases and thus are the subject of extensive research and an abiding interest to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Recent technological advances have resulted in greatly improved CTC detection, enumeration, expansion, and culture methods. However, despite the fact that nearly 150 years have passed since the first detection and description of CTCs in human blood and enormous technological progress that has taken place in this field, especially within the last decade, few CTC detection methods have been approved for routine clinical use...
April 26, 2017: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506254/reemergence-of-yellow-fever-in-ethiopia-after-50%C3%A2-years-2013-epidemiological-and-entomological-investigations
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Abrham Lilay, Negga Asamene, Abyot Bekele, Mesfin Mengesha, Milliyon Wendabeku, Israel Tareke, Abiy Girmay, Yonas Wuletaw, Abate Adossa, Yamar Ba, Amadou Sall, Daddi Jima, Debritu Mengesha
BACKGROUND: Yellow Fever (YF) is a viral hemorrhagic disease transmitted by aedes mosquito species. Approximately, 200,000 cases and 30,000 deaths occur worldwide every year. In Ethiopia, the last outbreak was reported in 1966 with 2200 cases and 450 deaths. A number of cases with deaths from unknown febrile illness reported from South Ari district starting from November 2012. This investigation was conducted to identify the causative agent, source of the outbreak and recommend appropriate interventions...
May 15, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503990/assessing-the-utilization-of-radiotherapy-near-end-of-life-at-a-finnish-university-hospital-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Liisa K Rautakorpi, Johanna M Mäkelä, Fatemeh Seyednasrollah, Anna M Hammais, Tarja Laitinen, Outi M Hirvonen, Heikki Minn, Laura L Elo, Sirkku M Jyrkkiö
BACKGROUND: Palliative radiotherapy can improve quality of life for cancer patients during the last months of life. However, very short life expectancy may devastate the benefit of the treatment. This single center study assesses the utilization of radiotherapy during the last weeks of life. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All cancer patients (N = 38,982) treated with radiotherapy (N = 11,395) in Turku University Central Hospital during 2005-2013 were identified in the database consisting of electronic patient records...
May 13, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503651/effect-of-play-based-occupational-therapy-on-symptoms-of-hospitalized-children-with-cancer-a-single-subject-study
#10
Ahmad Mohammadi, Afsoon Hassani Mehraban, Shahla A Damavandi
OBJECTIVE: Cancer is one of the four leading causes of death in children. Its courses of diagnosis and treatment can cause physiologic symptoms and psychological distress that secondarily affect children's quality of life and participation in daily activities. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of play-based occupational therapy on pain, anxiety, and fatigue in hospitalized children with cancer who were receiving chemotherapy. METHODS: Two hospitalized children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at least 4 months after diagnoses who received two courses of chemotherapy participated in this pilot study...
April 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502847/the-role-for-cardiologists-in-stroke-intervention
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REVIEW
Richard R Heuser
Even though cardiovascular disease (CVD) is still the leading cause of death in the United States, stroke is the second leading of global cause of death behind CVD . In the 21st Century, less than 40% of overall stroke patients are discharged to home and almost 25% of Medicare beneficiaries do not survive 90days. In spite of the fact that tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) has been approved for stroke care for 20years, only .75% of annual strokes are actually treated with intravenous (IV) TPA. Similar to how interventional cardiologists evolved from IV to catheter mechanical treatment for acute myocardial infarctions (AMI) over 30years ago, over the last few years, neurointerventionists now perform endovascular stroke therapy in many of these patients using stent retrievers...
May 11, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501258/impact-of-hospital-admission-for-patients-with-transient-ischemic-attack
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Eric M Cheng, Laura J Myers, Stefanie Vassar, Dawn M Bravata
OBJECTIVES: To determine the impact of admission among transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients in the emergency department (ED). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using national Veterans Health Administration data (2008). METHODS: We first analyzed whether admitted patients were discharged from the hospital with a diagnosis of TIA. We then analyzed whether admission was associated with a composite outcome (new stroke, new myocardial infarction, or death in the year after TIA) using multivariate logistic regression modeling with propensity score matching...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497434/thalassemia-and-hemoglobinopathies-in-an-ethnic-minority-group-in-central-vietnam-implications-to-health-burden-and-relationship-between-two-ethnic-minority-groups
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Nga Thi Nguyen, Kanokwan Sanchaisuriya, Pattara Sanchaisuriya, Hoa Van Nguyen, Hoa Thi Thuy Phan, Goonnapa Fucharoen, Supan Fucharoen
Thalassemia is a genetic condition that can result in long and expensive treatments, and severe thalassemia may lead to death if left untreated. Couples contributing two genes for thalassemia place their children at particular risk for severe thalassemia. Gene frequency of thalassemia varies in Vietnam, but presents remarkably high levels among some ethnic minority groups. Limited information about thalassemia frequency makes prevention and control of thalassemia difficult. This study aimed to determine gene frequency of certain types of thalassemia among 390 women of reproductive age of the Ta-Oi ethnic minority...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Community Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497058/impact-of-an-intensive-perinatal-handwashing-promotion-intervention-on-maternal-handwashing-behavior-in-the-neonatal-period-findings-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-rural-bangladesh
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Pavani Kalluri Ram, Sharifa Nasreen, Kelly Kamm, Jelena Allen, Swapna Kumar, Mohammad Anisur Rahman, K Zaman, Shams El Arifeen, Stephen P Luby
One-quarter of neonatal deaths are attributed to infections. Maternal handwashing with soap may prevent neonatal sepsis. We examined impact of intensive handwashing promotion on handwashing behavior of mothers of neonates. In Matlab, Bangladesh, we randomly allocated pregnant women at 28-32 weeks' gestation to intensive handwashing promotion or control. Behavior change communicators used a participatory approach to motivate maternal handwashing with soap and provided soap and handwashing stations. In the neonatal period, we observed soap and water at handwashing places and, at the end of the neonatal period, we estimated impact on maternal handwashing by structured observation...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496518/cytotoxicity-of-selected-nanoparticles-on-human-dental-pulp-stem-cells
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Kasra Tabari, Sepanta Hosseinpour, Peter Parashos, Parisa Kardouni Khozestani, Hossein Mohammad Rahimi
INTRODUCTION: Nanoparticles are being increasingly applied in dentistry due to their antimicrobial and mechanical properties. This in vitro study aimed to assess and compare the cytotoxicity of four metal oxide nanoparticles (TiO2, SiO2, ZnO, and Al2O3) on human dental pulp stem cells. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Four suspension with different concentrations (25, 50, 75, 100 µg/mL) of each nanoparticle were prepared and placed into cavities of three 96-well plates (containing 1×10(4) cells per well that were seeded 24 earlier)...
2017: Iranian Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495374/metyrapone-prevents-brain-damage-induced-by-status-epilepticus-in-the-rat-lithium-pilocarpine-model
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Luis García-García, Ahmed A Shiha, Rubén Fernández de la Rosa, Mercedes Delgado, Ágata Silván, Pablo Bascuñana, Jens P Bankstahl, Francisca Gomez, Miguel A Pozo
The status epilepticus (SE) induced by lithium-pilocarpine is a well characterized rodent model of the human temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) which is accompanied by severe brain damage. Stress and glucocorticoids markedly contribute to exacerbate neuronal damage induced by seizures but the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. Herein we sought to investigate whether a single administration of metyrapone (150 mg/kg, i.p.), an 11β-hydroxylase inhibitor, enzyme involved in the peripheral and central synthesis of corticosteroids, had neuroprotective properties in this model...
May 8, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494829/faith-s-lodge-a-place-of-peace-for-nicu-families-in-grief-or-in-complex-health-situations
#17
Deborah Discenza
Parents confronting the death of a child or working through the complex health needs of a child often feel isolated in their communities. They seek a personal connection with others who are going through similar emotions. Faith's Lodge is a unique respite for those families to find a place to reflect, find peace, and more.
May 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494683/what-is-clearance-worth-patients-stated-risk-tolerance-for-psoriasis-treatments
#18
Angelyn O Fairchild, Shelby D Reed, F Reed Johnson, Greg Anglin, Anne M Wolka, Rebecca A Noel
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to provide quantitative evidence of patients' tolerance for therapeutic risks associated with psoriasis treatments that could offer psoriasis improvements beyond the PASI 75 benchmark. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used a discrete-choice experiment in which respondents chose between competing psoriasis treatments characterized by benefits (ie, reduced plaque severity, reduced plaque area), risks (ie, 10-year risk of tuberculosis, 10-year risk of death from infection), and treatment regimen...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494634/changing-place-of-death-in-children-who-died-after-discharge-from-paediatric-intensive-care-units-a-national-data-linkage-study
#19
Lorna K Fraser, Sarah Fleming, Roger Parslow
BACKGROUND: Although child mortality is decreasing, more than half of all deaths in childhood occur in children with a life-limiting condition whose death may be expected. AIM: To assess trends in place of death and identify characteristics of children who died in the community after discharge from paediatric intensive care unit. DESIGN: National data linkage study. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: All children resident in England and Wales when admitted to a paediatric intensive care unit in the United Kingdom (1 January 2004 and 31 December 2014) were identified in the Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network dataset...
May 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494451/anthocyanins-prevent-colorectal-cancer-development-in-a-mouse-model
#20
Elisabeth Lippert, Petra Ruemmele, Florian Obermeier, Stefan Goelder, Claudia Kunst, Gerhard Rogler, Nadja Dunger, Helmut Messmann, Arndt Hartmann, Esther Endlicher
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer is the main leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Present data suggest that plant-derived anthocyanins have anti-inflammatory and chemopreventive properties. This study was aimed at evaluating the effect of an anthocyanin-rich extract from bilberries on colorectal tumour development and growth in the administration of azoxymethan (AOM)/dextran sodium sulfate (DSS) mouse model. METHODS: Colonic carcinogenesis was induced by AOM and DSS 3 or 5%, respectively, in 50 female Balb/c mice...
May 12, 2017: Digestion
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