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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797715/universal-point-of-care-testing-for-lynch-syndrome-in-patients-with-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma
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Michael J Metcalfe, Firas G Petros, Priya Rao, Maureen E Mork, Lianchun Xiao, Russell R Broaddus, Surena F Matin
BACKGROUND: Patients with Lynch syndrome (LS) are at risk for upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). We aim to identify the most reliable means of point-of-care (POC) screening for LS in UTUC patients. METHODS: From January 2013 through July 2016, 115 consecutive UTUC patients without a history of LS were universally screened during their follow-up. We evaluated patient/family history (Amsterdam criteria I [AMS1] and II [AMS2]), tumor immunohistochemistry (IHC) for mismatch repair proteins (MMRP), and microsatellite instability (MSI)...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774441/a-real-time-stress-classification-system-based-on-arousal-analysis-of-the-nervous-system-by-an-f-state-machine
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R Martinez, E Irigoyen, A Arruti, J I Martin, J Muguerza
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Detection and labelling of an increment in the human stress level is a contribution focused principally on improving the quality of life of people. This work is aimed to develop a biophysical real-time stress identification and classification system, analysing two noninvasive signals, the galvanic skin response and the heart rate variability. METHODS: An experimental procedure was designed and configured in order to elicit a stressful situation that is similar to those found in real cases...
September 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756042/effectiveness-of-continuing-nicotine-replacement-after-a-lapse-a-randomized-trial
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John R Hughes, Laura J Solomon, Catherine E Peasley-Miklus, Peter W Callas, James R Fingar
INTRODUCTION: Four post-hoc analyses of prior trials found smokers using nicotine patch following a lapse were less likely to progress to relapse compared to those using a placebo patch following a lapse. We attempted a conceptual replication test of these results via a randomized trial of instructions to continue vs. stop nicotine patch after a lapse. METHODS: Smokers trying to quit (n=701) received nicotine patch (21/14/7mg) and brief phone counseling (six 15-min sessions)...
July 14, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746164/implementation-of-a-novel-adherence-monitoring-strategy-in-a-phase-iii-blinded-placebo-controlled-hiv-1-prevention-clinical-trial
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Marla J Husnik, Elizabeth R Brown, Mark Marzinke, Edward Livant, Thesla Palanee-Phillips, Craig Hendrix, Flavia Matovu Kiweewa, Gonasagrie Nair, Lydia E Soto-Torres, Katie Schwartz, Sharon L Hillier, Jared M Baeten
BACKGROUND: Placebo-controlled HIV-1 prevention trials of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) have not generally used concurrent measurement of adherence due to the potential risk of unblinding. However, several PrEP trials for HIV-1 prevention among women failed to show effectiveness due to low product adherence. Evaluation of product adherence objectively during a study provides the opportunity for strengthening adherence activities at sites having low adherence. METHODS: During MTN-020/ASPIRE, a phase III, placebo-controlled trial of the dapivirine intravaginal ring, we implemented an adherence monitoring system...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734497/functional-not-chronologic-age-frailty-index-predicts-outcomes-in-advanced-ovarian-cancer
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Amanika Kumar, Carrie L Langstraat, Stephanie R DeJong, Michaela E McGree, Jamie N Bakkum-Gamez, Amy L Weaver, Nathan K LeBrasseur, William A Cliby
OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of frailty as measured by a frailty deficit index (FI) on outcomes in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) after primary debulking surgery (PDS). METHODS: Women with Stage IIIC/IV EOC who underwent PDS between 1/1/2003-12/31/2011 were included. Medical records were reviewed for patient characteristics and outcomes. The FI includes 30 items scored at 0, 0.5 or 1 and is calculated by summing across all the item scores and dividing by the total...
July 19, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730610/effect-of-excessive-gestational-weight-gain-on-trial-of-labour-after-caesarean-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Anna C E McDonald, Michelle R Wise, John M Thompson
BACKGROUND: Counselling women for and managing birth after caesarean section are important. Research is needed on evaluation of antenatal factors that predict likelihood of successful trial of labour after caesarean section (TOLAC). AIM: To evaluate the effect of gestational weight gain on mode of delivery in women having TOLAC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of eligible women who underwent TOLAC (January 2012 to July 2015) at a large urban hospital...
July 21, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729328/comparative-safety-of-antiepileptic-drugs-for-neurological-development-in-children-exposed-during-pregnancy-and-breast-feeding-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Areti Angeliki Veroniki, Patricia Rios, Elise Cogo, Sharon E Straus, Yaron Finkelstein, Ryan Kealey, Emily Reynen, Charlene Soobiah, Kednapa Thavorn, Brian Hutton, Brenda R Hemmelgarn, Fatemeh Yazdi, Jennifer D'Souza, Heather MacDonald, Andrea C Tricco
OBJECTIVES: Compare the safety of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) on neurodevelopment of infants/children exposed in utero or during breast feeding. DESIGN AND SETTING: Systematic review and Bayesian random-effects network meta-analysis (NMA). MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched until 27 April 2017. Screening, data abstraction and quality appraisal were completed in duplicate by independent reviewers. PARTICIPANTS: 29 cohort studies including 5100 infants/children...
July 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718898/exposure-to-biologic-therapies-during-conception-and-pregnancy-a-systematic-review
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E M Pottinger, R T Woolf, L S Exton, A D Burden, C Nelson-Piercy, C H Smith
Biologic therapies are effective treatments for psoriasis and are often used in women of childbearing age. To evaluate the safety of biologic therapy in conception and/or pregnancy, we have performed a systematic review of Pubmed, MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane databases for multivariable adjusted studies of women exposed to biologic therapy relevant to the treatment of psoriasis during conception and/or pregnancy. We identified four population-based cohort studies involving 1300 women exposed to TNF-α inhibitors (TNFi) 3 months prior to or during the first 3 months of pregnancy...
July 18, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709660/effect-of-gastrointestinal-malformations-on-the-outcomes-of-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Carlos M Mery, Luis E De León, J Rubén Rodriguez, R Michael Nieto, Wei Zhang, Iki Adachi, Jeffrey S Heinle, Lauren C Kane, E Dean McKenzie, Charles D Fraser
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to assess the effect of associated gastrointestinal malformations (GI) on the outcomes of patients undergoing congenital heart operations. METHODS: Neonates and infants with thoracic (esophageal atresia, tracheoesophageal fistula) and abdominal (duodenal stenosis/atresia, imperforate anus, Hirschsprung disease) GI malformations undergoing congenital heart operations between 1995 and 2015 were included. Two control groups were created, one for each group...
July 11, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707827/cat-scratch-disease-u-s-clinicians-experience-and-knowledge
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C A Nelson, A R Moore, A E Perea, P S Mead
Cat scratch disease (CSD) is a zoonotic infection caused primarily by the bacterium Bartonella henselae. An estimated 12,000 outpatients and 500 inpatients are diagnosed with CSD annually, yet little is known regarding clinician experience with and treatment of CSD in the United States. Questions assessing clinical burden, treatment and prevention of CSD were posed to 3,011 primary care providers (family practitioners, internists, paediatricians and nurse practitioners) during 2014-2015 as part of the annual nationwide DocStyles survey...
July 14, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707741/randomized-clinical-trial-of-psychological-support-and-sleep-adjuvant-measures-for-postoperative-sleep-disturbance-in-patients-undergoing-oesophagectomy
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M Scarpa, E Pinto, E Saraceni, F Cavallin, M Parotto, R Alfieri, M T Nardi, M R Marchi, M Cagol, C Castoro
BACKGROUND: Major surgery such as oesophagectomy requires a postoperative stay in intensive care. Painful stimuli lead to sleep disturbance and impairment in quality of life. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of psychological counselling and sleep adjuvant measures on postoperative quality of sleep and quality of life. METHODS: This RCT was performed between January 2013 and October 2015. Patients undergoing oesophagectomy for cancer were randomized into one of four groups receiving: psychological counselling plus sleep adjuvant measures during the ICU stay; psychological counselling alone; sleep adjuvant measures alone during the ICU stay; or standard care...
September 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703900/rapid-genetic-counseling-and-testing-in-newly-diagnosed-breast-cancer-patients-and-health-professionals-attitudes-experiences-and-evaluation-of-effects-on-treatment-decision-making
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Marijke R Wevers, Neil K Aaronson, Eveline M A Bleiker, Daniela E E Hahn, Titia Brouwer, Thijs van Dalen, Evert B Theunissen, Bart van Ooijen, Marnix A de Roos, Paul J Borgstein, Bart C Vrouenraets, Eline Vriens, Wim H Bouma, Herman Rijna, Johannes P Vente, Marianne A Kuenen, Jacoline van der Sanden-Melis, Arjen J Witkamp, Emiel J Th Rutgers, Senno Verhoef, Margreet G E M Ausems
BACKGROUND: Rapid genetic counseling and testing (RGCT) in newly diagnosed high-risk breast cancer (BC) patients may influence surgical treatment decisions. To successfully integrate RGCT in practice, knowledge of professionals', and patients' attitudes toward RGCT is essential. METHODS: Between 2008 and 2010, we performed a randomized clinical trial evaluating the impact of RGCT. Attitudes toward and experience with RGCT were assessed in 265 patients (at diagnosis, 6- and 12-month follow-up) and 29 medical professionals (before and after the recruitment period)...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697260/behavioral-counseling-to-promote-a-healthful-diet-and-physical-activity-for-cardiovascular-disease-prevention-in-adults-without-cardiovascular-risk-factors-us-preventive-services-task-force-recommendation-statement
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David C Grossman, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Susan J Curry, Michael J Barry, Karina W Davidson, Chyke A Doubeni, John W Epling, Alex R Kemper, Alex H Krist, Ann E Kurth, C Seth Landefeld, Carol M Mangione, Maureen G Phipps, Michael Silverstein, Melissa A Simon, Chien-Wen Tseng
Importance: Adults who adhere to national guidelines for a healthful diet and physical activity have lower rates of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality than those who do not. All persons, regardless of their risk status for cardiovascular disease (CVD), can gain health benefits from healthy eating behaviors and appropriate physical activity. Objective: To update the 2012 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on behavioral counseling to promote a healthful diet and physical activity for cardiovascular disease prevention among adults without obesity who do not have cardiovascular risk factors (hypertension, dyslipidemia, abnormal blood glucose levels, or diabetes)...
July 11, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688731/informed-decision-making-in-the-context-of-childhood-immunization
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Birthe A Lehmann, Hester E de Melker, Daniëlle R M Timmermans, Liesbeth Mollema
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess informed decision making about childhood immunization by measuring knowledge, deliberation and value-consistency. Additionally, we investigated whether informed decision making is different for parents who accept and parents who decline vaccination. METHODS: Parents of at least one child between 3 months and 3,5 years of age were randomly selected from a vaccination register and were asked to fill in an online questionnaire measuring informed decision making...
June 26, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688694/nutritional-changes-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-head-and-neck-cancer-during-treatment
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L Arribas, L Hurtós, M Taberna, I Peiró, E Vilajosana, A Lozano, S Vazquez, R Mesia, N Virgili
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study is to evaluate changes in body composition and nutritional status that occur throughout the oncological treatment in head and neck cancer patients. METHODS: A prospective cohort observational study in patients diagnosed with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) that underwent treatment with induction chemotherapy (iCT) followed by chemoradiotherapy or bioradiotherapy were invited to participate. All patients had dietetic counseling from the diagnosis and a close monitoring throughout the treatment implementing nutritional support as needed...
August 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687815/postoperative-long-term-morbidity-of-extended-endoscopic-maxillectomy-for-inverted-papilloma
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G Bertazzoni, R Accorona, A Schreiber, G Pietrobon, A Karligkiotis, E Fazio, P Castelnuovo, P Nicolai
BACKGROUND: Extended endoscopic maxillectomy (Sturmann-Canfield procedure) allows full visualization of the maxillary sinus by sectioning the lacrimal duct and removing the medial part of the anterior maxillary wall. The aim of this study is to evaluate the morbidity of Sturmann-Canfield procedure in patients treated for inverted papilloma. METHODOLOGY: The clinical records of all patients treated with a Sturmann-Canfield procedure for inverted papilloma from October 2000 to September 2015 at two teaching hospitals were reviewed...
July 8, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685963/associations-between-birthweight-and-overweight-and-obesity-in-school-age-children
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N Kapral, S E Miller, R J Scharf, M J Gurka, M D DeBoer
BACKGROUND: Relationships between birthweight and future obesity risk remain unclear. OBJECTIVE: To assess associations between birthweight and later obesity in a nationally representative cohort of early school-aged children. METHODS: We used linear and logistic regression to evaluate 10 186 term- or preterm children in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort 2011 for relationships between birthweight and later obesity and change in BMI z-score from kindergarten-to-second grade...
July 6, 2017: Pediatric Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680766/cerebrovascular-fibromuscular-dysplasia-the-mgh-cohort-and-literature-review
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Andrea M Harriott, Eli Zimmerman, Aneesh B Singhal, Michael R Jaff, Mark E Lindsay, Guy A Rordorf
BACKGROUND: Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a rare noninflammatory, nonatherosclerotic arteriopathy of medium-sized arteries affecting up to 7% of the population. The disease can affect any artery but commonly affects renal, extracranial carotid, and vertebral arteries. The epidemiology and natural course of cerebrovascular FMD is unknown and requires further investigation. METHODS: We present demographic and outcomes data on a case series of 81 patients with cerebrovascular FMD from Massachusetts General Hospital presenting between 2011 and 2015 followed by a review of the peer-reviewed literature...
June 2017: Neurology. Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674770/choosing-between-higher-and-lower-resolution-microarrays-do-pregnant-women-have-sufficient-knowledge-to-make-informed-choices-consistent-with-their-attitude
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S L van der Steen, E M Bunnik, M G Polak, K E M Diderich, J Verhagen-Visser, L C P Govaerts, M Joosten, M F C M Knapen, A T J I Go, D Van Opstal, M I Srebniak, R J H Galjaard, A Tibben, S R Riedijk
Developments in prenatal testing allow the detection of more findings. SNP arrays in prenatal diagnosis (PND) can be analyzed at 0.5 Mb resolution detecting more clinically relevant anomalies, or at 5 Mb resolution. We investigated whether women had sufficient knowledge to make informed choices regarding the scope of their prenatal test that were consistent with their attitude. Pregnant women could choose between testing at 5 or at 0.5 Mb array. Consenting women (N = 69) received pre-test genetic counseling by phone and filled out the Measure of Informed Choice questionnaire designed for this study...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673795/use-of-3d-reconstruction-cloacagrams-and-3d-printing-in-cloacal-malformations
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Jennifer J Ahn, Margarett Shnorhavorian, Anne-Marie E Amies Oelschlager, Beth Ripley, Giridhar M Shivaram, Jeffrey R Avansino, Paul A Merguerian
INTRODUCTION: Cloacal anomalies are complex to manage, and the anatomy affects prognosis and management. Assessment historically includes examination under anesthesia, and genitography is often performed, but these do not consistently capture three-dimensional (3D) detail or spatial relationships of the anatomic structures. Three-dimensional reconstruction cloacagrams can provide a high level of detail including channel measurements and the level of the cloaca (<3 cm vs. >3 cm), which typically determines the approach for surgical reconstruction and can impact long-term prognosis...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
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