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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105368/clinical-and-immunologic-correlates-of-response-to-pd-1-blockade-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-renal-medullary-carcinoma
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Kathryn E Beckermann, Pradeep C Jolly, Ju Y Kim, Jennifer Bordeaux, Igor Puzanov, W Kimryn Rathmell, Douglas B Johnson
BACKGROUND: Renal medullary carcinoma (RMC) is a rare kidney tumor that occurs in adolescent and young adults, typically in association with sickle cell trait. RMC exhibits rapid disease progression, frequent metastases at diagnosis, and dismal clinical outcomes. Currently available therapies, including cisplatin-based combination chemotherapy, multi-tyrosine kinase, and mTOR inhibitor strategies demonstrate either transient responses or minimal activity. Therefore, further molecular characterization and additional treatment strategies are urgently needed in this aggressive disease...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104306/midterm-and-one-year-outcome-of-amphilimus-polymer-free-drug-eluting-stent-in-patients-needing-short-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-insight-from-the-astute-registry-amphilimus-italian-multicenter-registry
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Cosmo Godino, Mauro Chiarito, Michael Donahue, Luca Testa, Riccardo Colantonio, Alberto Cappelletti, Alberto Monello, Valeria Magni, Diego Milazzo, Rosario Parisi, Annamaria Nicolino, Shahram Moshiri, Rossella Fattori, Gianfranco Aprigliano, Altin Palloshi, Giuseppe Caramanno, Matteo Montorfano, Francesco Bedogni, Carlo Briguori, Alberto Margonato, Antonio Colombo
BACKGROUND: To assess clinical outcomes of patients needing short dual antiplatelet therapy (S-DAPT) after PCI with Cre8 polymer-free amphilimus eluting-stent (AES). The Cre8-AES with pure i-Carbofilm coating was supposed to induce faster stent endothelialization and reduce device thrombogenicity. METHODS: We performed a sub-analysis of unrestricted consecutive patients treated with Cre8-AES between August 2011 and January 2015. Two groups were formed: 1) patients discharged with S-DAPT (≤3-month), because of high bleeding risk or attending urgent non-cardiac surgery; and 2) patients discharged with Recommended DAPT duration (R-DAPT; ≥6-month)...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103532/timing-of-anticoagulant-re-initiation-following-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-mechanical-heart-valves-survey-of-neurosurgeons-and-thrombosis-experts
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Fahad AlKherayf, Yan Xu, Harrison Westwick, Ioana Doina Moldovan, Philip S Wells
BACKGROUND: While oral anticoagulation (OAC) is universally indicated for patients with mechanical heart valves (MHVs), OAC resumption following anticoagulant-associated intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is an area of uncertainty. We sought to determine the practice preferences of North American neurosurgeons and thrombosis experts on optimal timing of OAC re-initiation. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was disseminated to North American members of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the International Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis...
January 16, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101485/minimizing-the-health-effects-of-the-nuclear-accident-in-fukushima-on-thyroids
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Shigenobu Nagataki
RESULTS OF THE SCREENING OF THYROIDS: Because of the March 2011 nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan, the Fukushima Prefecture initiated a thyroid ultrasound examination program. The first cycle of examinations on all children (more than 300,000) of the Fukushima Prefecture identified 116 patients as having malignant or suspected malignant thyroid nodules, and in the second cycle 59 new cases were identified. According to the available data, the thyroid cancers found by the screening are unlikely to be due to radiation, but the possibility cannot be excluded...
December 2016: European Thyroid Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088233/successful-recovery-from-a-subclavicular-ulcer-caused-by-lenvatinib-for-thyroid-cancer-a-case-report
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Morimasa Kitamura, Tomomasa Hayashi, Chiaki Suzuki, Shigeru Hirano, Ichiro Tateya, Yo Kishimoto, Koichi Omori
BACKGROUND: There are currently no effective therapeutic methods for locally recurrent, metastatic, or progressive radioactive iodine (RAI)-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer. However, multitargeted tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) such as lenvatinib or sorafenib have been approved for patients with RAI-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer as a second targeted therapy, and these agents can prolong patient survival. However, several cases have been reported that TKIs have caused fatal complications such as fistula formation or bleeding...
January 14, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087951/a-phase-ii-study-of-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-and-erlotinib-for-inoperable-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Chuanhua Zhao, Li Lin, Jianzhi Liu, Rongrui Liu, Yuling Chen, Feijiao Ge, Ru Jia, Yang Jin, Yan Wang, Jianming Xu
Cisplatin-based concurrent chemoradiotherapy for patients with unresectable, locally advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is associated with significant toxicities that are often intolerable. Prognosis for this subgroup of patients remains poor, and new therapeutic approaches are urgently needed. We investigated the efficacy and safety of paclitaxel combined with erlotinib and concurrent radiotherapy in patients with inoperable ESCC. Erlotinib (150 mg) was administered daily for 60 days beginning at the start of radiotherapy, and paclitaxel (45 mg/m²) was administered weekly along with intensity modulated conformal radiotherapy (60 Gy in 30 fractions)...
August 30, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087222/revisiting-the-refeeding-syndrome-results-of-a-systematic-review
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Natalie Friedli, Zeno Stanga, Lubos Sobotka, Alison Culkin, Jens Kondrup, Alessandro Laviano, Beat Mueller, Philipp Schuetz
OBJECTIVE: Although described >70 y ago, the refeeding syndrome (RFS) remains understudied with lack of standardized definition and treatment recommendations. The aim of this systematic review was to gather evidence regarding standardized definition, incidence rate and time course of occurrence, association with adverse clinical outcomes, risk factors, and therapeutic strategies to prevent or treat this condition. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE and EMBASE for interventional and observational clinical trials focusing on RFS, excluding case reports and reviews...
June 8, 2016: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086826/offering-patients-therapy-options-in-unplanned-start-options-implementation-of-an-educational-program-is-feasible-and-effective
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Anna Machowska, Mark Dominik Alscher, Satyanarayana Reddy Vanga, Michael Koch, Michael Aarup, Abdul Rashid Qureshi, Bengt Lindholm, Peter Rutherford
BACKGROUND: Patients with unplanned dialysis start (UPS) have worse clinical outcomes than non-UPS patients, and receive peritoneal dialysis (PD) less frequently. In the OPTiONS study of UPS patients, an educational programme (UPS-EP) aiming at improving care of UPS patients by facilitating care pathways and enabling informed choice of dialysis modality was implemented. We here report on impact of UPS-EP on modality choice and clinical outcomes in UPS patients. METHODS: This non-interventional, prospective, multi-center, observational study included 270 UPS patients from 26 centers in 6 European countries (Austria, Germany, Denmark, France, United Kingdom and Sweden) who prior to inclusion presented acutely, or were being followed by nephrologists but required urgent dialysis commencement by an acutely placed CVC or PD catheter...
January 13, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075363/maternal-and-child-health-of-internally-displaced-persons-in-ukraine-a-qualitative-study
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Svitlana Nidzvetska, Jose M Rodriguez-Llanes, Isabelle Aujoulat, Julita Gil Cuesta, Hannah Tappis, Joris A F van Loenhout, Debarati Guha-Sapir
Due to the conflict that started in spring 2014 in Eastern Ukraine, a total of 1.75 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) fled the area and have been registered in government-controlled areas of the country. This paper explores perceived health, barriers to access to healthcare, caring practices, food security, and overall financial situation of mothers and young children displaced by the conflict in Ukraine. This is a qualitative study, which collected data through semi-structured in-depth interviews with nine IDP mothers via Skype and Viber with a convenience sample of participants selected through snowball technique...
January 9, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045952/predictive-factors-of-one-year-mortality-in-a-cohort-of-patients-undergoing-urgent-start-hemodialysis
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Luciene P Magalhães, Luciene M Dos Reis, Fabiana G Graciolli, Benedito J Pereira, Rodrigo B de Oliveira, Altay A L de Souza, Rosa M Moyses, Rosilene M Elias, Vanda Jorgetti
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects 10-15% of adult population worldwide. Incident patients on hemodialysis, mainly those on urgent-start dialysis at the emergency room, have a high mortality risk, which may reflect the absence of nephrology care. A lack of data exists regarding the influence of baseline factors on the mortality of these patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and laboratory characteristics of this population and identify risk factors that contribute to their mortality...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043573/effectiveness-of-a-novel-cellular-therapy-to-treat-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis
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Aliaksandr Skrahin, Helen E Jenkins, Henadz Hurevich, Varvara Solodovnikova, Yanina Isaikina, Dzmitri Klimuk, Zoya Rohava, Alena Skrahina
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: We urgently need novel treatments for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Autologous mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC) infusion is one such possibility due to its potential to repair damaged lung tissue and boost immune responses. We aimed to assess the safety and effectiveness of MSC to improve treatment outcomes among MDR-TB patients. METHODS: We analyzed treatment outcomes for 108 Belarusian MDR-TB patients receiving chemotherapy. Thirty-six patients (cases) also had MSCs collected, extracted, cultured, and reinfused (average time from chemotherapy start to infusion was 49days) in optimal dose; another 36 patients (without MSC treatment) were "study controls"...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032084/prevalence-of-tobacco-use-and-its-contributing-factors-among-adolescents-in-bangladesh-results-from-a-population-based-study
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Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam, A K M Mainuddin, Faiz Ahmed Bhuiyan, Kamrun Nahar Chowdhury
BACKGROUND: Tobacco use is an alarming public health problem worldwide and causes significant morbidity and mortality. In many developing countries tobacco use starts at a relative younger age. However, data on tobacco use among adolescents in Bangladesh is scarce. OBJECTIVES: The main objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of tobacco use and its contributing factors among adolescents in Bangladesh. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used data from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) Bangladesh 2007 which was a school-based survey of 2,135 students aged 13-15 years in grades 7-10...
October 2016: South Asian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008278/acne-keloidalis-nuchae-prevalence-impact-and-management-challenges
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REVIEW
Adebola Ogunbiyi
Acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN) also known as folliculitis keloidalis nuchae (FKN) is a chronic form of scarring folliculitis seen mostly in men of African descent. The term AKN is commonly used even though the condition is not a keloid, and the affected individuals do not have a tendency to develop keloids in other areas of the body. It is seen in post pubertal men and is rare after the age of 55 years. A few cases have been reported in females. which has been classified as a primary cicatricial alopecia since the exact cause of acne keloidalis (AK) remains unknown...
2016: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007763/early-and-late-patient-outcomes-in-urgent-start-peritoneal-dialysis
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Emily J See, Yeoungjee Cho, Carmel M Hawley, Lauren R Jaffrey, David W Johnson
♦ Background: Significant interest in the practice of urgent-start peritoneal dialysis (PD) is mounting internationally, with several observational studies supporting the safety, efficacy, and feasibility of this approach. However, little is known about the early complication rates and long-term technique and peritonitis-free survival for patients who start PD urgently (i.e. within 2 weeks of catheter insertion), compared to those with a conventional start. ♦ Methods: This single-center, matched case-control study evaluated patients commencing PD between 2010 and 2015...
December 22, 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998698/ocular-complications-in-survivors-of-the-ebola-outbreak-in-guinea
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Esther Hereth He'bert, Mamadou Oury Bah, Jean François E'tard, Mamadou Saliou Sow, Serge Resnikoff, Christine Fardeau, Abdoulaye Toure', Alexis Niouma Ouendeno, Isaac Ceougna Sagno, Laura March, Suzanne Izard, Pierre Louis Lama, Moumié Barry, Eric Delaporte
PURPOSE: The Ebola outbreak of 2013-2016 severely affected West Africa and resulted in 2544 deaths and 1270 survivors in Guinea, the country where it began. This Ebola virus was the Zaire strain of the virus family Filoviridae. In this outbreak the case fatality rate was about 67%. The survivors, declared cured after two negative blood PCR results, face psychosocial disorders, rheumatic, ear-nose-throat, neurocognitive, and ophthalmological complications. The goal of this study was to detect and describe ocular complications afflicting these survivors and to observe their occurrence and recurrences...
December 17, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990306/primary-pericardial-sarcoma-with-right-atrial-invasion-and-multiple-bilateral-pulmonary-metastases-in-a-patient-with-hereditary-nonpolyposis-colorectal-cancer
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Eugene Wong, Lawrence J Oh, Kazi Nahar, Adrian Lee, Stephen Clarke
Primary tumours originating from the pericardium are extremely rare. Previous studies have reported that these tumours account for only 6.7-12.8% of all mediastinal tumours with an overall prevalence of 0.001% to 0.007%. The majority of these tumours are benign lipomas or pericardial cysts. The most common pericardial malignancy is mesothelioma. Sarcomas are soft-tissue mesenchymal malignancies originating from various parts of the body but are extremely rare in this area. We report a case of a 52-year-old female who was diagnosed with a primary sarcoma with rhabdoid differentiation originating from the pericardium...
2016: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982312/repercussions-of-imprisonment-for-conjugal-violence-discourses-of-men
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Anderson Reis de Sousa, Álvaro Pereira, Gilvânia Patrícia do Nascimento Paixão, Nadirlene Gomes Pereira, Luana Moura Campos, Telmara Menezes Couto
Objective: to know the consequences that men experience related to incarceration by conjugal violence. Methods: qualitative study on 20 men in jail and indicted in criminal processes related to conjugal violence in a Court specialized in Family and Domestic Violence against women. The interviews were classified based on Collective Subject Discourse method, using NVIVO(r) software. Results: the collective discourse shows that the experience of preventive imprisonment starts a process of family dismantling, social stigma, financial hardship and psycho-emotional symptoms such as phobia, depression, hypertension, and headaches...
December 8, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968885/disclosure-of-sexual-orientation-in-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-china-a-cross-sectional-survey
#18
Weiming Tang, Jessica Mao, Songyuan Tang, Chuncheng Liu, Katie Mollan, Terrence Wong, Ye Zhang, Michael Hudgens, Yilu Qin, Baoli Ma, Meizhen Liao, Bin Yang, Wei Ma, Dianmin Kang, Chongyi Wei, Joseph D Tucker
BACKGROUND: Most men who have sex with men (MSM) in China do not publicly disclose their sexual orientation. This low rate of disclosure may affect sexual behaviours, testing for HIV or other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and disease transmission. This study examined factors associated with overall sexual orientation disclosure and disclosure to a healthcare professional. METHODS: We did a cross-sectional online survey of MSM in China from September 23, 2014, to October 8, 2014, through three national websites...
October 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27951556/japan-s-support-of-hemodialysis-in-southeast-asia
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Tomotaka Naramura, Kenichi Kokubo, Moe Kojima, Haruki Wakai, Toru Hyodo, Hideki Kawanishi
BACKGROUND: With continuing economic development in the developing countries of Southeast Asia, the numbers of dialysis facilities and patients are increasing every year. However, dialysis-related devices tend to be provided with financial support from developed countries and/or donations from nonprofit organizations, and some donated devices are disposed of, without attempts at repair, when they break down. Device management and dialysate quality can also be problematic. SUMMARY: To help address these issues, Japan started to provide technical guidance and support for dialysate purification in these countries...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942038/who-cares-about-forests-and-why-individual-values-attributed-to-forests-in-a-post-frontier-region-in-amazonia
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Patricia Carignano Torres, Carla Morsello, Luke Parry, Renata Pardini
Understanding the multiple ways people value forests is important, as individual values regarding nature have been shown to partly determine willingness to participate in conservation initiatives. As individual values are influenced by past experiences, the way people value forests may be related to the ecosystem services they use and receive. We here aim to investigate if people value forests because of material and non-material benefits forest provide (material and non-material values), and if these values are defined by previous experiences associated with using forest resources and having frequent contact with forests...
2016: PloS One
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