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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938644/intravascular-ultrasound-guidance-in-drug-eluting-stents-implantation-a-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Cheng Qian, Hong Feng, Jianlei Cao, Guangyu Zhang, Yanggan Wang
OBJECTIVE: Previous evidence suggested that intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guidance could improve outcomes after drug-eluting stents (DES) placement, largely driven by data from observational studies. We, therefore, performed a meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis of randomized controlled trials to overcome this limitation. RESULTS: The retrieval process yielded 7 RCTs with 3,192 patients. Compared to the angiography guidance, IVUS-guided DES implantation was associated with a significant reduction in the major adverse cardiac events (MACE) (OR 0...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938590/ocular-toxicities-associated-with-targeted-anticancer-agents-an-analysis-of-clinical-data-with-management-suggestions
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Chen Fu, Dan S Gombos, Jared Lee, Goldy C George, Kenneth Hess, Andrew Whyte, David S Hong
Ocular toxicities are among the most common adverse events resulting from targeted anticancer agents and are becoming increasingly relevant in the management of patients on these agents. The purpose of this study is to provide a framework for management of these challenging toxicities based on objective data from FDA labels and from analysis of the literature. All oncologic drugs approved by the FDA up to March 14, 2015, were screened for inclusion. A total of 16 drugs (12 small-molecule drugs and 4 monoclonal antibodies) were analyzed for ocular toxicity profiles based on evidence of ocular toxicity...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938298/safety-and-efficacy-of-epidural-analgesia
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Elke M E Bos, Markus W Hollmann, Philipp Lirk
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Epidural analgesia remains a widely used analgesic technique. This article aims to assess the safety of epidural analgesia by balancing efficacy and complications, of epidural analgesia for acute, labor and chronic pain. RECENT FINDINGS: Main indications for epidural analgesia include major open abdominal surgery, thoracotomy and labor analgesia. Past and current literature show that epidural analgesia leads to statistically significant, but possibly clinically less meaningful, reductions in pain scores compared with intravenous analgesia...
September 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938238/impact-of-diabetes-mellitus-on-5-year-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-chronic-total-occlusion-lesions
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Ahmed Mashaly, Seung-Woon Rha, Byoung Geol Choi, Man Jong Baek, Yang Gi Ryu, Se Yeon Choi, Jae Kyeong Byun, Hu Li, Min Suk Shim, Won Young Jang, Woohyeun Kim, Jun Hyuk Kang, Eun Jin Park, Jah Yeon Choi, Jin Oh Na, Cheol Ung Choi, Hong Euy Lim, Eung Ju Kim, Chang Gyu Park, Hong Seog Seo, Dong Joo Oh
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major predictor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. However, there are limited data on the impact of DM in patients who have chronic total occlusion (CTO) lesion on long-term outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 822 CTO patients who underwent coronary angiography, treated by either percutaneous coronary intervention or optimal medical therapy, were enrolled and divided into two groups: (i) diabetic group (n=363) and (ii) nondiabetic group (n=459)...
September 21, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937543/cholangiocarcinoma-among-children-and-adolescents-a-review-of-the-literature-and-seer-database-analysis
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Jennifer R Newsome, Rajkumar Venkatramani, Andras Heczey, Heather E Danysh, Douglas S Fishman, Tamir Miloh
OBJECTIVES: Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a biliary malignancy found primarily in adults. The incidence of CCA in children is unknown. The aim of this study was to describe characteristics of CCA in children and adolescents. METHODS: Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER 18) database, we identified incident cases of CCA diagnosed at <20 years of age during the period of 1973-2013. Additionally, we reviewed published case reports describing pediatric patients with CCA...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937533/chronic-poststernotomy-pain-incidence-risk-factors-treatment-prevention-and-the-anesthesiologist-s-role
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Amanda M Kleiman, Daniel T Sanders, Edward C Nemergut, Julie L Huffmyer
Chronic pain following median sternotomy is common after cardiac surgery. If left untreated, chronic sternal pain can reduce quality of life, affecting sleep, mood, activity level, and overall satisfaction. This has a significant societal effect given the large number of cardiac surgeries annually. Although a number of pathophysiologic processes and risk factors are assumed to contribute, the exact cause and major risk factors remain unknown. Moreover, the treatment of chronic poststernotomy pain is often inadequate, relying on opioids and other medications that provide minimal benefit to the patient and have significant adverse effects...
September 20, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937323/clinical-characteristics-and-temporal-profile-of-recovery-in-patients-with-favorable-outcomes-at-6-months-after-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Aditya Vedantam, Claudia S Robertson, Shankar P Gopinath
OBJECTIVE Early withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment due to expected poor prognosis is responsible for the majority of in-house deaths in severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). With increased focus on the decision and timing of withdrawal of care in patients with severe TBI, data on early neurological recovery in patients with a favorable outcome is needed to guide physicians and families. METHODS The authors reviewed prospectively collected data obtained in 1241 patients with head injury who were treated between 1986 and 2012...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937074/clinicoepidemiological-profile-of-peritonitis-complicating-acute-peritoneal-dialysis-a-single-center-experience
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Kunal Gandhi, Dharmendra Prasad, Vinay Malhotra, Dhananjai Agrawal, Pankaj Beniwal, Amith Vijay Leon Dsouza
A prospective observational study examining the incidence and microbiological aspects of peritonitis complicating acute intermittent peritoneal dialysis (IPD) was performed. A total of 145 acute IPD treatments were included involving 112 patients. The majority of patients suffered from acute kidney injury (72.3%) secondary to sepsis. Peritonitis occurred in 31 treatment sessions, giving a frequency of 21.4% of procedures performed. The mean interval between starting dialysis and the first sign of peritonitis was 2...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936120/knowledge-beliefs-and-practices-regarding-osteoporosis-among-female-medical-school-entrants-in-pakistan
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Muhammad Bilal, Abdul Haseeb, Aleena Zehra Merchant, Abdur Rehman, Mohammad Hussham Arshad, Maarij Malik, Asad Hammad Ur Rehman, Pallavi Rani, Emaan Farhan, Taha S Rehman, Umer Sultan Shamsi, Sadia Aminah
BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis is a growing health problem around the world. The increasing incidence of osteoporotic fractures coupled with the lack of knowledge about the disease in the general community means that the disease is continuously increasing the burden on health sector and the general population. The purpose of the study is to assess knowledge, attitudes and practices about osteoporosis among female medical school entrants in Karachi. METHODS: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted amongst 400 female medical school entrants of DOW University of Health Sciences (DUHS) and Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU)...
2017: Asia Pacific Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935907/through-container-extremely-low-concentration-detection-of-multiple-chemical-markers-of-counterfeit-alcohol-using-a-handheld-sors-device
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David I Ellis, Rebecca Eccles, Yun Xu, Julia Griffen, Howbeer Muhamadali, Pavel Matousek, Ian Goodall, Royston Goodacre
Major food adulteration incidents occur with alarming frequency and are episodic, with the latest incident, involving the adulteration of meat from 21 producers in Brazil supplied to 60 other countries, reinforcing this view. Food fraud and counterfeiting involves all types of foods, feed, beverages, and packaging, with the potential for serious health, as well as significant economic and social impacts. In the spirit drinks sector, counterfeiters often 'recycle' used genuine packaging, or employ good quality simulants...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935331/modified-ravitch-procedure-for-left-poland-syndrome-combined-with-pectus-excavatum
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Gildardo Cortés-Julián, Hussein B Bushra-Nuritu, Renata Buenfil-Fuentes, José A Merino Rajme
Poland Syndrome is a rare disease with an incidence of 1 in 30,000. This disease is characterized by agenesis of the pectoralis major, hypoplasia of mammarian tissue and the nipple complex, and limb abnormalities. The severe form of this disease can be associated with rib and sternal malformations like pectus excavatum. A 19-year-old man with severe Poland syndrome with cardiac extrasystoles and restrictive ventilation as shown by a spirometry test is presented. A total sternal reconstruction with partial osteotomies and bilateral resection of cartilage was performed...
October 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935291/efficacy-and-safety-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-used-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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Di Zhao, Shaowei Luo, Wencan Xu, Jun Hu, Shaoda Lin, Nasui Wang
PURPOSE: The efficacy and safety profile of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in patients with diabetic foot ulcer have been controversial in recent years. Our meta-analysis was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy and safety profile of HBOT in patients with diabetic foot ulcer. METHODS: We searched the PubMed, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, and Clinical Trials.gov databases for controlled trials. The efficacy end points included the incidence of healed ulcers, major amputations, minor amputations, and reduction in the ulcer wound area...
September 18, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934977/er%C3%AE-and-apoe-isoforms-interact-to-regulate-bdnf-5-ht2a-signaling-and-synaptic-function-in-the-female-brain
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Anindit Chhibber, Liqin Zhao
BACKGROUND: Depression has been reported to be commonly manifested in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and is considered a risk factor for AD. The human apolipoprotein E (ApoE) gene exists in three major isoforms (coded by ε2, ε3, and ε4), and the ε4 allele has been associated with a greater incidence of both depression and AD. Although mounting evidence points to the potentially complex interaction between these two brain disorders in which ApoE might play a role, the underlying mechanisms are largely unknown...
September 21, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934890/hyperglycemic-episodes-are-associated-with-postoperative-infections-after-cardiac-surgery
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K M Järvelä, N K Khan, E L Loisa, J A Sutinen, J O Laurikka, J A Khan
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To describe the incidence of and risk factors for postoperative infections and the correlation between postoperative hyperglycemia despite tight blood glucose control with infectious and other complications after contemporary cardiac surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study comprised 1356 consecutive adult patients who underwent cardiac surgery between January 2013 and December 2014 and were followed up for 6 months. Patients surviving the first 2 days were included in the analysis...
September 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934808/competency-based-teaching-in-radiology-implementation-and-evaluation-of-interactive-workstation-based-learning-to-apply-nklm-based-content
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Wolfgang Koestner, Wiebke Otten, Till Kaireit, Frank K Wacker, Sabine Dettmer
Purpose New teaching formats are required to implement competency-based teaching in radiology teaching. Therefore, we have established and evaluated two practical competency-based radiological courses. Materials and Methods The courses were held in a multimedia room with 25 computers and a professional DICOM viewer. Students were taught basic image analysis and presented clinical cases with a DICOM viewer under supervision of an instructor using desktop monitoring software. Two courses (elective course and obligatory course) were evaluated by the students (n = 160 and n = 100) and instructors (n = 9) using an anonymized online survey...
September 21, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934794/effects-of-epidemiological-factors-and-pressure-pain-measurements-in-predicting-postoperative-pain-a-prospective-survey-of-1-002-chinese-patients
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Guangyou Duan, Shanna Guo, Yuhao Zhang, Ying Ying, Penghao Huang, Li Zhang, Xianwei Zhang
BACKGROUND: A high degree of inter-individual differences was noted in human basal pain as well as the reporting of clinical pain, such as postoperative pain. Understanding the effects of common epidemiological variations and preoperative experimental methods of human pain perception may contribute to individualized pain treatment for patients. OBJECTIVES: The current study was aimed to assess the role of epidemiological factors and preoperative experimental pain sensitivity for predicting postoperative pain and to analyze the potential effects of epidemiological factors on experimental pain sensitivity...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934352/global-reaction-to-the-recent-outbreaks-of-zika-virus-insights-from-a-big-data-analysis
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Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Cristiano Alicino, Cecilia Trucchi, Chiara Paganino, Ilaria Barberis, Mariano Martini, Laura Sticchi, Eugen Trinka, Francesco Brigo, Filippo Ansaldi, Giancarlo Icardi, Andrea Orsi
OBJECTIVE: The recent spreading of Zika virus represents an emerging global health threat. As such, it is attracting public interest worldwide, generating a great amount of related Internet searches and social media interactions. The aim of this research was to understand Zika-related digital behavior throughout the epidemic spreading and to assess its consistence with real-world epidemiological data, using a behavioral informatics and analytics approach. METHODS: In this study, the global web-interest and reaction to the recently occurred outbreaks of the Zika Virus were analyzed in terms of tweets and Google Trends (GT), Google News, YouTube, and Wikipedia search queries...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934233/cardiovascular-disease-and-mortality-after-breast-cancer-in-postmenopausal-women-results-from-the-women-s-health-initiative
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Na-Jin Park, Yuefang Chang, Catherine Bender, Yvette Conley, Rowan T Chlebowski, G J van Londen, Randi Foraker, Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Marcia L Stefanick, Lewis H Kuller
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among older postmenopausal women. The impact of postmenopausal breast cancer on CVD for older women is uncertain. We hypothesized that older postmenopausal women with breast cancer would be at a higher risk of CVD than similar aged women without breast cancer and that CVD would be a major contributor to the subsequent morbidity and mortality. METHODS: In a prospective Women's Health Initiative study, incident CVD events and total and cause-specific death rates were compared between postmenopausal women with (n = 4,340) and without (n = 97,576) incident invasive breast cancer over 10 years post-diagnosis, stratified by 3 age groups (50-59, 60-69, and 70-79)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933799/rivaroxaban-for-preventing-venous-thromboembolism-in-high-risk-ambulatory-patients-with-cancer-rationale-and-design-of-the-cassini-trial-rationale-and-design-of-the-cassini-trial
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Alok Khorana, Saroj Vadhan-Raj, Nicole M Kuderer, Ted Wun, Howard Liebman, Gerald Soff, Chandra Belani, Eileen M O'Reilly, Robert McBane, John Eikelboom, C V Damaraju, Karen Beyers, Flavia Dietrich, Ajay Kakkar, Hanno Riess, Renata D'Alpino Peixoto, Gary H Lyman
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a frequent complication of cancer associated with morbidity, mortality, increased hospitalizations and higher health care costs. Cancer patients at increased risk for VTE can be identified using a validated risk assessment score, and the incidence of VTE can be reduced in high-risk settings using anticoagulation. Rivaroxaban is a potent, oral, direct, factor Xa inhibitor approved for the prevention and treatment of thromboembolic events, including VTE. CASSINI is a double-blind, randomized, parallel-group, multicentre study comparing rivaroxaban with placebo in adult ambulatory patients with various cancers who are initiating systemic cancer therapy and are at high risk of VTE (Khorana score ≥ 2)...
September 21, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933776/association-of-nursing-overtime-nurse-staffing-and-unit-occupancy-with-medical-incidents-and-outcomes-of-very-preterm-infants
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M Beltempo, G Lacroix, M Cabot, R Blais, B Piedboeuf
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of nursing overtime, nursing provision and unit occupancy rate with medical incident rates in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and the risk of mortality or major morbidity among very preterm infants. STUDY DESIGN: Single center retrospective cohort study of infants born within 23 to 29 weeks of gestational age or birth weight <1000 g admitted at a 56 bed, level III NICU. Nursing overtime ratios (nursing overtime hours/total nursing hours), nursing provision ratios (nursing hours/recommended nursing hours based on patient dependency categories) and unit occupancy rates were pooled for all shifts during NICU hospitalization of each infant...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
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