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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743170/current-trends-in-patient-enrollment-for-robotic-assisted-laparoscopic-prostatectomy-in-belgium
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Simone Albisinni, Steven Joniau, Thierry Quackels, Greet De Coster, Peter Dekuyper, Ben Van Cleynenbreugel, Nancy Van Damme, Elisabeth Van Eycken, Filip Ameye, Thierry Roumeguère
BACKGROUND: During the last decade, an inverse stage migration has been observed in radical prostatectomy series at tertiary centers. However, it remains unclear whether similar trends can also be observed in solely robotic practices, including nonreferral centers. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical and pathological trends in robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) enrollment in Belgium over a period of 6 years through an analysis of a prospective registry...
July 25, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743049/risk-factors-for-maternal-anaemia-and-low-birth-weight-in-pregnant-women-living-in-rural-india-a%C3%A2-prospective-cohort-study
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A S Ahankari, P R Myles, J V Dixit, L J Tata, A W Fogarty
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this prospective study was to estimate the prevalence and risk factors for maternal anaemia and low birth weight (LBW) in pregnant women living in Maharashtra state, India. STUDY DESIGN: This is a prospective study. METHODS: Women between 3 and 5 months of pregnancy were recruited from 34 villages based in Maharashtra state. Baseline data collection, anthropometric measurements and blood investigations were performed...
July 22, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743035/current-trials-to-reduce-surgical-intervention-in-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-of-the-breast-critical-review
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REVIEW
M Toss, I Miligy, A M Thompson, H Khout, A R Green, I O Ellis, E A Rakha
The high proportion of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) presented in mammographic screening and the relatively low risk of progression to invasive disease have raised questions related to overtreatment. Following a review of current DCIS management protocols a more conservative approach has been suggested. Clinical trials have been introduced to evaluate the option of avoiding surgical intervention in a proportion of patients with DCIS defined as "low-risk" using certain clinicopathological criteria. These trials can potentially provide evidence-based models of active surveillance (with or without endocrine therapy) as a future management approach...
July 22, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742946/the-association-between-obesity-and-academic-performance-in-youth-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
C C A Santana, J O Hill, L B Azevedo, T Gunnarsdottir, W L Prado
Previous studies have found that obesity could influence academic performance. The aim of this study was to systematically review the scientific evidence on the association between obesity and academic performance in school children. A systematic review of English articles was undertaken by using databases PubMed/Medline, ERIC, LILACS, SciELO and Web of Science. Cross-sectional and longitudinal studies examining the association between obesity and academic performance in children and adolescents, published between January 1990 and December 2016, were included...
July 25, 2017: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742877/predictors-of-mortality-in-autoimmune-disease-patients-with-concurrent-cytomegalovirus-infections-detected-by-quantitative-real-time-pcr
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Kyoung Yong Lee, Byung-Woo Yoo, Sung Soo Ahn, William Han Bae, Hyukmin Lee, Seung Min Jung, Sang-Won Lee, Yong-Beom Park, Jason Jungsik Song
OBJECTIVE: Cytomegaloviruses (CMV) can have a significant impact on the prognosis of immunocompromised patients. Unlike in the transplantation and AIDS fields, only a few studies on CMV infections have been published in the field of autoimmunity. In this study, we examined the clinical outcomes of CMV infections in patients with autoimmune diseases at a single tertiary medical institution. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed to identify the mortality risk factors associated with CMV infections in patients with autoimmune diseases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742848/indicators-to-measure-risk-of-disaster-associated-with-drought-implications-for-the-health-sector
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Aderita Sena, Kristie L Ebi, Carlos Freitas, Carlos Corvalan, Christovam Barcellos
INTRODUCTION: Brazil has a large semiarid region, which covers part of 9 states, over 20% of the 5565 municipalities in the country and at 22.5 million persons, 12% of the country's population. This region experiences recurrent and extended droughts and is characterized by low economic development, scarcity of natural resources including water, and difficult agricultural and livestock production. Local governments and communities need easily obtainable tools to aid their decision making process in managing risks associated with drought...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742805/intra-dialytic-hypertension-is-associated-with-high-mortality-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Chi-Young Choi, Jae Seok Park, Kyu Tae Yoon, Hyo Wook Gil, Eun Young Lee, Sae Yong Hong
BACKGROUND: Intra-dialytic hypertension (IDH) is emerging as an important issue in hemodialysis patients. Its risk factors and clinical outcomes are unclear. METHODS: A total of 73 prevalent hemodialysis patients were enrolled. They included 14 (19.2%) patients with baseline IDH and 59 patients without IDH. Their clinical parameters, laboratory parameters, and mortality were investigated over 78 months. RESULTS: The risks factor of IDH included low serum potassium levels, low ultrafiltration, and low arm muscle area...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742771/perioperative-amino-acid-infusion-for-preventing-hypothermia-and-improving-clinical-outcomes-during-surgery-under-general-anesthesia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yoshitaka Aoki, Yukie Aoshima, Kazuyuki Atsumi, Ryo Kaminaka, Rintaro Nakau, Kyoko Yanagita, Makiko Kora, Shunsuke Fujii, Junichiro Yokoyama
Amino acid (AA) infusion is sometimes selected to avoid hypothermia during general anesthesia. However, the widespread clinical use of AA infusion therapy has not been established. This study aimed to clarify the evidence that AA infusion can increase patient body temperature and improve clinical outcomes using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation system. We searched MEDLINE (PubMed), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Igaku Chuo Zasshi (Japana Centra Revuo Medicina) in November 2015...
July 24, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742731/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-portal-venous-access-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-implications
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Rajat Garg, Tarun Rustagi
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has evolved from a purely diagnostic to an interventional modality offering minimally invasive alternatives to surgical and radiologic interventions. This has led to a rapidly growing interest in EUS-guided vascular interventions. EUS-guided portal venous access is an emerging technique which opens a new arena for interventional vascular EUS. Portal vein can be accessed under EUS guidance with high precision and low risk of complications thus expanding its application for both benign and malignant conditions...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742673/practice-bulletin-no-181-prevention-of-rh-d-alloimmunization
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Advances in the prevention and treatment of Rh D alloimmunization have been one of the great success stories of modern obstetrics. There is wide variation in prevalence rates of Rh D-negative individuals between regions, for example from 5% in India to 15% in North America (1). However, high birth rates in low prevalence areas means Rh hemolytic disease of the newborn is still an important cause of morbidity and mortality in countries without prophylaxis programs (1). In such countries, 14% of affected fetuses are stillborn and one half of live born infants suffer neonatal death or brain injury (1)...
August 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742667/practice-bulletin-no-181-summary-prevention-of-rh-d-alloimmunization
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Advances in the prevention and treatment of Rh D alloimmunization have been one of the great success stories of modern obstetrics. There is wide variation in prevalence rates of Rh D-negative individuals between regions, for example from 5% in India to 15% in North America (1). However, high birth rates in low prevalence areas means Rh hemolytic disease of the newborn is still an important cause of morbidity and mortality in countries without prophylaxis programs (1). In such countries, 14% of affected fetuses are stillborn and one half of live born infants suffer neonatal death or brain injury (1)...
August 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742647/the-dis-utility-of-a-change-in-troponin-i-for-diagnosis-of-non-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-an-observation-unit
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Iani Patsias, Benjamin Swanson, Michael Hudson, Sachin Parikh, Khaled Nour, Gordon Jacobsen, James McCord
BACKGROUND: Observation units (OUs) may be an efficient and effective setting to diagnose and risk stratify patients with coronary ischemia and myocardial infarction (MI). Given improved cardiac troponin I (cTnI) assays and expanded utilization of OUs, it is not uncommon for patients with mildly elevated cTnI to be evaluated in OUs. We investigated the serial cTnI results in OU patients to determine whether absolute or relative cTnI changes were useful for the diagnosis of MI. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 260 patients placed in the OU from a single center in 2007, with an initial cTnI in the indeterminate range of 0...
September 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742646/comparison-of-3-symptom-classification-methods-to-standardize-the-history-component-of-the-heart-score
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Michael R Marchick, Michael L Setteducato, Jesse J Revenis, Matthew A Robinson, Emily C Weeks, Thomas F Payton, David E Winchester, Brandon R Allen
OBJECTIVES: The History, Electrocardiography, Age, Risk factors, Troponin (HEART) score enables rapid risk stratification of emergency department patients presenting with chest pain. However, the subjectivity in scoring introduced by the history component has been criticized by some clinicians. We examined the association of 3 objective scoring models with the results of noninvasive cardiac testing. METHODS: Medical records for all patients evaluated in the chest pain center of an academic medical center during a 1-year period were reviewed retrospectively...
September 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742644/update-on-sglt2-inhibitors-new-data-released-at-the-american-diabetes-association
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Sara Lee
Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are one of the newer classes of antiglycemic agents approved for the management of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Due to their unique mechanism of action, SGLT2 inhibitors have shown to be beneficial beyond glucose control. The improvement in cardiovascular (CV) outcomes was first observed in the landmark EMPA-REG OUTCOMES study. Following these results, numerous CV outcome trials were designed to identify whether the beneficial CV and renal effects observed with empagliflozin are unique or a drug class effect...
September 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742643/sensitive-troponin-i-and-stress-testing-in-the-emergency-department-for-the-early-management-of-chest-pain-using-2-hour-protocol
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Shahriar Dadkhah, Zakaria Almuwaqqat, Samian Sulaiman, Husein Husein, Quang Nguyen, Saad Ali, Tuncay Taskesen
BACKGROUND: Despite improvements in identifying high-risk patients with non-ST segment ACS (acute coronary syndrome), low risk patients presenting with atypical chest pain and non-diagnostic Electrocardiogram (ECG) continued to undergo unnecessary admissions and testing. Since 1992, our chest pain protocol included using 4-hour serial biomarkers from ED admission in combination with stress testing to evaluate these patients. Our study aimed at determining whether a new accelerated diagnostic protocol using sensitive cardiac troponin I (cTnI) 2 hours after admission to the ED followed by stress testing is safe and effective in emergency settings, allowing for appropriate triage, earlier discharge and reducing costs...
September 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742550/can-concurrent-abnormalities-in-free-light-chains-and-immunoglobulin-concentrations-identify-a-target-population-for-immunoglobulin-trials-in-sepsis
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Manu Shankar-Hari, Mervyn Singer, Jo Spencer
OBJECTIVES: Light chains κ and λ are immunoglobulin constituents but also circulate independently in blood as free light chains. We investigated whether a concomitant abnormality in free light chain and immunoglobulin levels could identify a high risk of death sepsis subpopulation to inform future IV immunoglobulin trials. We tested whether light chain allelic inclusion occurs in circulating B cells. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Adult general ICUs...
July 22, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742515/do-exercises-improve-back-pain-in-pregnancy
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Muhammad Azrai Abu, Nur Azurah Abdul Ghani, Lim Pei Shan, Aqmar Suraya Sulaiman, Mohd Hashim Omar, Mohd Hisam Muhamad Ariffin, Azmi Baharuddin, Shuhaila Shohaimi, Zuraidah Che Man
Objective To assess the efficacy of an exercise program towards reducing back pain in pregnant women. Methods In this prospective control study, 145 low risk pregnant women who scored more than 20 for functional limitation assessment were recruited. The severity of back pain was assessed using the visual analoque scale (VAS) and the functional limitation was assessed using the Oswestry disability questionnaire (ODQ). All participants were informed of back care measures and provided with Paracetamol as an adjunct analgesia...
July 25, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742468/single-ct-scan-prolongs-survival-by-extending-cancer-latency-in-trp53-heterozygous-mice
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Jennifer A Lemon, Nghi Phan, Douglas R Boreham
There is growing concern over the effects of medical diagnostic procedures on cancer risk. Although numerous studies have demonstrated that low doses of ionizing radiation can have protective effects including reduced cancer risk and increasing lifespan, the hypothesis that any radiation exposure increases cancer risk still predominates. In this study, we investigated cancer development and longevity of cancer-prone Trp53(+/-) mice exposed at 7-8 weeks of age to a single 10 mGy dose from either a diagnostic CT scan or gamma radiation...
July 25, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742421/comparison-of-30-mci-and-50-mci-i-131-doses-for-ablation-of-thyroid-remnant-in-papillary-thyroid-cancer-patients
#19
Xiao Yue Cai, Niranjan Vijayaratnam, Alexander J B McEwan, Rebecca Reif, Donald W Morrish
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To compare efficacy of thyroid remnant ablation using 30 mCi or 50 mCi 131-I in papillary thyroid cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five hundred and fifteen consecutive patients with Tumor-Node-Metastasis (TNM) stages T1-T3 N1/N0/NX receiving either 30 mCi or 50 mCi I-131 were analyzed for the effectiveness of remnant ablation using rhTSH-stimulated serum thyroglobulin. One hundred and five consecutive patients receiving 100 mCi I-131 were analyzed for the incidence of radiation thyroiditis and sialadenitis...
July 25, 2017: Endocrine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742383/role-of-mri-in-the-use-of-an-absorbable-hydrogel-spacer-in-men-undergoing-radiation-therapy-for-prostate-cancer-what-the-radiologist-needs-to-know
#20
Alison D Sheridan, Sameer K Nath, Steffen Huber, Sarah Rosasco, Jeffrey C Weinreb, Gary M Israel
OBJECTIVE: Hydrogel spacers have a novel role in the treatment of low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer with dose-escalated radiation therapy. Given the growing number of patients undergoing treatment with radiation therapy, the use of hydrogel spacers is expected to increase. The purpose of this article is to review what a radiologist needs to know about the imaging of hydrogel spacers, including MRI technique and appearance on CT and MRI. CONCLUSION: MRI has a critical role in the evaluation of hydrogel spacer placement and is used to facilitate contouring by the radiation oncologist...
July 25, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
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