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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342367/cystic-fibrosis-pulmonary-guidelines-use-of-cftr-modulator-therapy-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Clement L Ren, Rebecca L Morgan, Christopher Oermann, Helaine E Resnick, Cynthia Brady, Annette Campbell, Richard DeNagel, Margaret Guill, Jeffrey Hoag, Andrew Lipton, Thomas Newton, Stacy Peters, Donna Beth Willey-Courand, Edward T Naureckas
BACKGROUND: CFTR modulators are a new class of medications that target the underlying defect in in cystic fibrosis (CF). Ivacaftor (IVA) and IVA combined with lumacaftor (IVA/LUM) have been approved by the FDA for use in CF patients. However, the FDA label for these medications encompasses patient groups that were not studied as part of the drug approval process. CF clinicians, patients, and their families have recognized a need for recommendations to guide the use of these medications...
January 17, 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341453/mechanism-underlying-the-negative-effect-of-prostate-volume-on-the-outcome-of-extensive-transperineal-ultrasound-guided-template-prostate-biopsy
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Takayoshi Demura, Takenori Takada, Naohiko Shimoda, Takaya Hioka, Yoshihumi Iwaguchi, Shin Ichihara, Hiroko Gotoda
Previous studies have indicated a possible relationship between increased prostate volume (PV) and decreased biopsy yield, although the mechanism involved is unclear. We evaluated 1650 patients who underwent template biopsy. The distribution of 993 cancer lesions in 302 prostatectomy specimens was compared with the biopsy data to determine whether each lesion was detected. A receiver operating characteristic (ROC) model was used to determine the diagnostic accuracy of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and related markers...
January 17, 2018: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341261/consensus-statements-on-the-clinical-understanding-and-use-of-milnacipran-in-hong-kong
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REVIEW
Wing King Lee, Kwok Leung Au Yeung, Ho Bun Lam, Chi Keung Wong, Ming Kai Au, Hoi Yee Karina Chan, Yat Wo Eric Cheung, Wing Ho Chui, Ting Chi Vanessa Wong, Chi Kin Fu, Shiu Kow Sham, Ki Yan Mak
OBJECTIVE: Our aim is to develop a local consensus to guide medical practitioners and psychiatrists on the use of milnacipran in different psychiatric conditions. METHODS: By utilizing the modified Delphi technique, 12 statements were electronically voted on anonymously for their practicability of recommendation. RESULTS: There was a very high degree of agreement among the consensus group on 10 finalized consensus statements, but 2 statements were voted down due to a poor degree of agreement...
January 17, 2018: Human Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339026/tinnitus-and-sound-intolerance-evidence-and-experience-of-a-brazilian-group
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Ektor Tsuneo Onishi, Cláudia Couto de Barros Coelho, Jeanne Oiticica, Ricardo Rodrigues Figueiredo, Rita de Cassia Cassou Guimarães, Tanit Ganz Sanchez, Adriana Lima Gürtler, Alessandra Ramos Venosa, André Luiz Lopes Sampaio, Andreia Aparecida Azevedo, Anna Paula Batista de Ávila Pires, Bruno Borges de Carvalho Barros, Carlos Augusto Costa Pires de Oliveira, Clarice Saba, Fernando Kaoru Yonamine, Ítalo Roberto Torres de Medeiros, Letícia Petersen Schmidt Rosito, Marcelo José Abras Rates, Márcia Akemi Kii, Mariana Lopes Fávero, Mônica Alcantara de Oliveira Santos, Osmar Clayton Person, Patrícia Ciminelli, Renata de Almeida Marcondes, Ronaldo Kennedy de Paula Moreira, Sandro de Menezes Santos Torres
INTRODUCTION: Tinnitus and sound intolerance are frequent and subjective complaints that may have an impact on a patient's quality of life. OBJECTIVE: To present a review of the salient points including concepts, pathophysiology, diagnosis and approach of the patient with tinnitus and sensitivity to sounds. METHODS: Literature review with bibliographic survey in Pubmed database. Articles and book chapters on tinnitus and sound sensitivity were selected...
December 24, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339013/the-use-of-telemental-health-to-meet-the-mental-health-needs-of-women-using-department-of-veterans-affairs-services
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Jessica L Moreau, Kristina M Cordasco, Alexander S Young, Sabine M Oishi, Danielle E Rose, Ismelda Canelo, Elizabeth M Yano, Sally G Haskell, Alison B Hamilton
BACKGROUND: Women veterans are a growing segment of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) users with distinct mental health needs and well-documented barriers to care. Telemental health holds much promise for reducing barriers to mental health care. We assessed VA stakeholders' perceptions of telemental health's appropriateness and potential to address the mental health needs of women veteran VA users. METHODS: We conducted semistructured qualitative interviews with 40 key leadership and clinical stakeholders at VA medical centers and associated outpatient clinics...
January 12, 2018: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338961/is-eosinophilic-esophagitis-an-equivalent-of-pollen-allergic-asthma-analysis-of-biopsies-and-therapy-guided-by-component-resolved-diagnosis
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A Armentia, S Martín-Armentia, B Martín-Armentia, J Santos-Fernández, R Álvarez, B Madrigal, D Fernández-González, S Gayoso, M J Gayoso
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is characterized by esophageal dysfunction and, histologically, by eosinophilic inflammation. There is not a clear etiologic treatment. Biopsies analysis using plant histology methods may show callose and pollen tubes in the esophageal mucosa. Component-resolved diagnosis (CRD) with microarrays could detect possible allergens involved and indicate an elimination diet and allergen immunotherapy (AIT). METHODS: One hundred and twenty-nine patients with EoE were tested for environmental and food allergens...
January 12, 2018: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338893/the-desired-role-of-health-care-providers-in-guiding-older-patients-with-distal-radius-fractures-a-qualitative-analysis
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Helen E Huetteman, Melissa J Shauver, Jacob S Nasser, Kevin C Chung
PURPOSE: Understanding patient preferences for shared decision making is valuable for surgeons to advance patient-centered care, particularly in cases where there is not a clearly superior treatment option, like distal radius fracture. The existing evidence presents conflicting views on the desired role of the provider among older patients when making medical decisions. We aimed to investigate the perceived versus desired role of the provider in older adult patients with distal radius fracture...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337699/associations-between-nurse-guided-variables-and-plasma-oxytocin-trajectories-in-premature-infants-during-initial-hospitalization
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Ashley Weber, Tondi M Harrison, Loraine Sinnott, Abigail Shoben, Deborah Steward
BACKGROUND: Oxytocin (OT) is a social hormone that may help researchers understand how nurse-guided interventions during initial infant hospitalization, such as supporting human milk expression, promoting comforting touch, and reducing exposure to stressors, affect preterm brain development. PURPOSE: To determine whether factors related to human milk, touch, or stressor exposure are related to plasma OT trajectories in premature infants. METHODS: Plasma from 33 premature infants, born gestational ages 25 to 28 6/7 weeks, was collected at 14 days of life and then weekly until 34 weeks' corrected gestational age (CGA)...
January 15, 2018: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337124/evaluation-of-prophylactic-antibiotic-use-for-delayed-sternal-closure-post-cardiothoracic-surgery
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Jamie L Eckardt, Matthew R Wanek, Chiedozie I Udeh, Elizabeth A Neuner, Thomas G Fraser, Tamer Attia, Eric E Roselli
BACKGROUND: Clinical practice guidelines provide recommendations for surgical prophylaxis in patients undergoing cardiothoracic procedures. However, there are currently no recommendations guiding the management of antibiotic prophylaxis in patients requiring delayed sternal closure following cardiothoracic surgery. METHODS: This is a single-center, retrospective analysis. Data was extracted from the Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS) Database and electronic medical record for the time period of July 2011 - January 2016...
January 11, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337111/early-re-staging-and-molecular-subtype-shift-surveillance-of-locally-recurrent-or-metastatic-breast-cancer-a-new-pet-ct-integrated-precise-algorithm
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Wei Guo, Bing Hao, Nana Luo, Dan Ruan, Xiuyu Guo, Hao-Jun Chen, Hua Wu, Long Sun
Recurrent breast cancer poses considerable diagnostic and therapeutic challenges for clinic. Clinical suspicion of recurrence must be first confirmed by imaging studies. Then re-biopsy of suspected recurrence and metastasis in patients with breast cancer is recommended in the practice guidelines of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) to confirm whether the molecular subtype changes. It may change the individual treatment plan directly. Our research provided an integrated algorithm for locally recurrent or distant metastatic breast cancer, including early relapse detection and subsequently a new practical PET/CT imaging guide biopsy approach for surveilling molecular subtype shifts of the recurrent breast cancer...
January 11, 2018: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336523/quadratus-lumborum-block-in-management-of-severe-pain-after-uterine-artery-embolization
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B Ben-David, Z Kaligozhin, D Viderman
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The quadratus lumborum (QL) block has been widely used for acute postoperative pain management after numerous surgical procedures including urological, abdominal, gynaecological and orthopaedic surgical procedures. The local anaesthetic spread in this area can provide unilateral sensory block in T6-L2 dermatomes. We performed bilateral quadratus lumborum block for the management of acute pain after the uterine artery embolization (UAE). METHODS: A 43-year-old woman was admitted to the gynaecology department of Mother and Child Hospital, University Medical Center, for uterine artery embolization...
January 16, 2018: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335097/aspheric-versus-wavefront-guided-aspheric-photorefractive-keratectomy-in-eyes-with-significant-astigmatism
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Amir Faramarzi, Majid Moshirfar, Farid Karimian, Siamak Delfazayebaher, Bahareh Kheiri
PURPOSE: To compare the refractive and higher-order aberrations (HOAs) outcomes after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) in patients with significant astigmatism using aspheric versus wavefront-guided aspheric profiles. SETTING: Ophthalmic Research Center and Department of Ophthalmology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Negah Eye Hospital, Tehran, Iran. DESIGN: Prospective randomized case series. METHODS: One eye of each patient with a refractive astigmatism more than 2...
December 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334348/assessing-the-readiness-of-precision-medicine-interoperabilty-an-exploratory-study-of-the-national-institutes-of-health-genetic-testing-registry
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Jay G Ronquillo, Chunhua Weng, William T Lester
BACKGROUND:   Precision medicine involves three major innovations currently taking place in healthcare:  electronic health records, genomics, and big data.  A major challenge for healthcare providers, however, is understanding the readiness for practical application of initiatives like precision medicine. OBJECTIVE:   To better understand the current state and challenges of precision medicine interoperability using a national genetic testing registry as a starting point, placed in the context of established interoperability formats...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334287/efficacy-and-safety-of-alpha-blockers-in-medical-expulsive-therapy-for-ureteral-stones-a-mixed-treatment-network-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-clinical-trials
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Kannan Sridharan, Gowri Sivaramakrishnan
Alpha blockers (AB) are the main group of drugs used for medical expulsive therapy (MET) in patients with ureteral stones. However, there is no consensus on the relative efficacy and safety of individual AB in MET. Areas covered: The present work is a network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing AB with either placebo or standard of care in patients with ureteral stones. Electronic databases of Medline, Cochrane CENTRAL and Google Scholar were searched for eligible clinical studies. Inverse variance heterogeneity model was used for mixed treatment comparisons...
January 15, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333893/syringe-administration-of-epinephrine-by-emergency-medical-technicians-for-anaphylaxis
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Andrew J Latimer, Sofia Husain, Jonathan Nolan, Vinod Doreswamy, Thomas D Rea, Michael R Sayre, Mickey S Eisenberg
OBJECTIVE: In recent years, the costs of epinephrine autoinjectors (EAIs) in the United States have risen substantially. King County Emergency Medical Services implemented the "Check and Inject" program to replace EAIs by teaching emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to manually aspirate epinephrine from a single-use 1 mg/mL epinephrine vial using a needle and syringe followed by prehospital intramuscular administration of the correct adult or pediatric dose of epinephrine for anaphylaxis or serious allergic reaction...
January 15, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333839/-pa%C3%A3-ister-kiuian-syndrome-in-a-mexican-mestizo-patient-case-report
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Paola Mendelsberg-Fishbein, Constanza García-Delgado, Linda B Muñoz-Martínez, Maura Robledo-Cayetano, Leonardo J Mejía-Marín, Luis E Martínez-Barrera, Mabel Cerrillo-Hinojosa, Verónica F Moran-Barroso
Pallister-Killian syndrome is caused by a tetrasomy 12p mosaicism and is characterized by facial dysmorphism, pigmentary skin anomalies, congenital heart defects, diaphragmatic hernia, epilepsy and mental retardation. The diagnosis is complex as the cytogenetic analysis in blood is usually normal, requiring karyotyping in other tissues, therefore the clinical suspicion is critical to guide the diagnostic tests and the patient requires an interdisciplinary clinical evaluation regarding the several manifestation of the syndrome...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332975/enhancing-the-clinical-value-of-medical-laboratory-testing
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REVIEW
Kenneth A Sikaris
The value of medical laboratory testing is often directed to the cost of testing however the clinical benefits of these tests are at least as important. Laboratory testing has an acknowledged widespread role in clinical decision making, and therefore a role in determining clinical outcome. Consequently, the value of laboratory testing should be considered in its role in affecting beneficial actions and outcomes. This includes both the requesting phase of choosing tests which will influence clinical decision making as well as the reporting phase in a way that guides clinical decisions and actions...
November 2017: Clinical Biochemist. Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332704/cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-incidence-risk-factors-diagnosis-and-staging
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REVIEW
Syril Keena T Que, Fiona O Zwald, Chrysalyne D Schmults
Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC), a malignant proliferation of cutaneous epithelium, represents 20% to 50% of skin cancers. Although the majority of cSCCs are successfully eradicated by surgical excision, a subset of cSCC possesses features associated with a higher likelihood of recurrence, metastasis, and death. The proper identification of these aggressive cSCCs can guide additional work-up and management. In the first article in this continuing medical education series, we discuss the incidence, recurrence rates, mortality rates, and risk factors associated with cSCC and review the staging systems used to stratify patients into high- and low-risk groups...
February 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332503/-they-said-on-the-death-certificate%C3%A2-but-really-what-i-think-happened-characterizing-cause-of-death-in-va-medical-centers
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Beverly Rosa Williams, F Amos Bailey, Patricia S Goode, Kathryn L Burgio
Cause of death information is a vital resource for family and public health, yet significant issues persist regarding its determination, documentation and communication. In this study, we aim to characterize cause of death attribution process from the perspective of next-of-kin of Veterans who died in Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers. Using a semi-structured guide, we explored next-of-kin's experiences of the Veteran's terminal hospitalization and conducted a content analysis of interview texts. In over two-third of cases next-of-kin's understanding was not consistent with their recollection of physicians' determination of cause of death...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332086/current-and-expected-advances-in-deep-brain-stimulation-for-movement-disorders
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Ausaf A Bari, Jasmine Thum, Diana Babayan, Andres M Lozano
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has become an established treatment for medically refractory movement disorders including Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. The field of DBS continues to evolve with advances in patient selection, target identification, electrode and pulse generator technology, and the development of more effective stimulation paradigms such as closed-loop stimulation. Furthermore, as the safety and efficacy of DBS improves through better hardware design and deeper understanding of its mechanisms of action, the indications for DBS will continue to expand to cover a wider range of disorders...
2018: Progress in Neurological Surgery
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