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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938731/the-importance-of-genetic-parenthood-for-infertile-men-and-women
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S Hendriks, K Peeraer, H Bos, S Repping, E A F Dancet
STUDY QUESTION: Do men and women beginning to attend a fertility clinic prefer genetic over non-genetic parenthood? SUMMARY ANSWER: Nearly, all infertile men and women prefer genetic parenthood. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Clinicians assume that all infertile couples prefer genetic parenthood over non-genetic parenthood and, therefore, consider treatments with donor gametes an option of last resort. Previous studies of the desire for parenthood identified 30 motivations for genetic parenthood, and 51 motivations for which having a genetically related child is not strictly necessary but might be deemed required...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938689/efficacy-and-safety-of-traditional-chemotherapies-for-patients-with-ovarian-neoplasm-a-network-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Lili Yang, Gongliang Guo, Liqun Sun, Chenhao Li, Haipeng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Ovarian neoplasm is a kind of high risky cancer among female. This paper assessed the efficacy and safety of twelve therapies and figured out the superior chemotherapeutic drug for ovarian cancer through network meta-analysis (NMA). METHOD: Eligible randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were retrieved from electronic databases. Primary outcomes concerning efficacy, overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS), were presented as hazard ratio (HR) and the associated 95% credible interval(CrI), while outcomes concerning safety were assessed by odds ratio (OR) and the corresponding 95% CrI...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938652/correlation-between-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-adc-and-cellularity-is-different-in-several-tumors-a-meta-analysis
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Alexey Surov, Hans Jonas Meyer, Andreas Wienke
The purpose of this meta-analysis was to provide clinical evidence regarding relationship between ADC and cellularity in different tumors based on large patient data. Medline library was screened for associations between ADC and cell count in different tumors up to September 2016. Only publications in English were extracted. The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses statement (PRISMA) was used for the research. Overall, 39 publications with 1530 patients were included into the analysis...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938433/type-2-diabetes-and-osteoporosis-a-guide-to-optimal-management
#4
Stavroula Paschou, Anastasia D Dede, Panagiotis G Anagnostis, Andromachi Vryonidou, Daniel Morganstein, Dimitrios G Goulis
Context: Both type 2 diabetes (T2D) and osteoporosis are affected by aging and quite often co-exist. Furthermore, the fracture risk in patients with T2D is increased. The aim of this article is to review updated information on osteoporosis and fracture risk in patients with T2D, to discuss the effects of diabetes treatment on bone metabolism, as well as the effect of anti-osteoporotic medications on the incidence and control of T2D and to provide a personalized guide to the optimal management...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938374/contraceptive-counseling-for-continuation-and-satisfaction
#5
Gillian B Schivone, Laura L Glish
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Quality contraceptive counseling has been identified as a potential means to reduce unintended pregnancy and to increase contraceptive continuation and satisfaction. Past approaches that focused on autonomous decision making and directive counseling have not been shown to meet these goals consistently. Women's health organizations globally are calling for improved counseling through more thorough discussion of side-effects and bleeding changes, and renewed focus on shared decision making and patient-centered care...
September 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938247/challenges-with-percent-predicted-maximum-vo2-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Clinton A Brawner, Jonathan K Ehrman, Ali Shafiq, Matthew A Saval, Stuart D Russell, David E Lanfear, Steven J Keteyian
PURPOSE: To describe the influence of different equations to predict maximum oxygen uptake (MVO2) on the percent predicted MVO2 (ppMVO2) and the resultant categorization of patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) into high or low risk. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, ppMVO2 was calculated using six different equations to predict MVO2 among 1,168 patients with HFrEF (33% women). Repeated measures analysis of variance was used to compare within-subject differences in mean ppMVO2 between the prediction equations...
September 21, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937572/obstetric-care-consensus-no-6-periviable-birth
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Approximately 0.5% of all births occur before the third trimester of pregnancy, and these very early deliveries result in the majority of neonatal deaths and more than 40% of infant deaths. A recent executive summary of proceedings from a joint workshop defined periviable birth as delivery occurring from 20 0/7 weeks to 25 6/7 weeks of gestation. When delivery is anticipated near the limit of viability, families and health care teams are faced with complex and ethically challenging decisions. Multiple factors have been found to be associated with short-term and long-term outcomes of periviable births in addition to gestational age at birth...
October 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937567/obstetric-care-consensus-no-6-summary-periviable-birth
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Approximately 0.5% of all births occur before the third trimester of pregnancy, and these very early deliveries result in the majority of neonatal deaths and more than 40% of infant deaths. A recent executive summary of proceedings from a joint workshop defined periviable birth as delivery occurring from 20 0/7 weeks to 25 6/7 weeks of gestation. When delivery is anticipated near the limit of viability, families and health care teams are faced with complex and ethically challenging decisions. Multiple factors have been found to be associated with short-term and long-term outcomes of periviable births in addition to gestational age at birth...
October 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937510/advancements-in-staging-and-imaging-for-penile-cancer
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Sarah R Ottenhof, Andrew R Leone, Simon Horenblas, Philippe E Spiess, Erik Vegt
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We review recent advancements in staging and imaging of penile cancer, including surveillance after therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: For cN0 patients, the sentinel lymph node biopsy is currently considered the preferred way for invasive staging. It has largely replaced other modalities such as staging inguinal lymphadenectomy. Its diagnostic value increases when combined with other staging modalities such as ultrasound with fine-needle aspiration cytology (US-FNAC) or fluorodeoxyglucose-PET with computed tomography (PET/CT)...
September 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937345/practical-implications-of-the-minimally-conscious-state-diagnosis-in-adults
#10
Karola V Kreitmair, Katherine E Kruse
This article addresses questions surrounding the minimally conscious state (MCS) from the perspective of adult clinical ethics. It describes the background of the MCS diagnosis, analyzes phenomenological ambiguities inherent in the nature of MCS, and raises epistemological concerns surrounding its diagnosis. It argues that in many cases, the burdens of prolonging treatment for people who have sustained certain severe brain injuries (SBI) outweigh the benefits, even if they are in or have the prospect of entering into MCS...
October 2017: Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics: CQ: the International Journal of Healthcare Ethics Committees
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937342/do-chimeras-have-minds
#11
Benjamin Capps
Suppose that a colleague proposed a fantastic experiment: to introduce human stem cells into a neonatal mouse so that its entire brain developed into "human-like" neuronal structures. The colleague claimed it would still be a mouse, and that its chimeric brain would be nothing like a "human" one. It would not, as a result, have a moral status beyond its nonhuman animal origins. Thus, the "human neuron mouse" would allow scientists to tinker with human-like neurology in ways that would be precluded if it were a human being, and that would promise to lead to substantial understanding of the destructive and incurable brain diseases that befall humanity...
October 2017: Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics: CQ: the International Journal of Healthcare Ethics Committees
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937334/optimal-threshold-estimator-of-a-prognostic-marker-by-maximizing-a-time-dependent-expected-utility-function-for-a-patient-centered-stratified-medicine
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Etienne Dantan, Yohann Foucher, Marine Lorent, Magali Giral, Philippe Tessier
Defining thresholds of prognostic markers is essential for stratified medicine. Such thresholds are mostly estimated from purely statistical measures regardless of patient preferences potentially leading to unacceptable medical decisions. Quality-Adjusted Life-Years are a widely used preferences-based measure of health outcomes. We develop a time-dependent Quality-Adjusted Life-Years-based expected utility function for censored data that should be maximized to estimate an optimal threshold. We performed a simulation study to compare estimated thresholds when using the proposed expected utility approach and purely statistical estimators...
October 20, 2016: Statistical Methods in Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937317/what-is-important-to-patients-in-palliative-care-a-scoping-review-of-the-patient-s-perspective
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Helen von Post, Petra Wagman
BACKGROUND: The research conducted in palliative care is often medically oriented. There are few studies clarifying the patient's preferences, priorities and desires in palliative care. The occupational therapy research conducted mostly concerns occupational therapy interventions based on the profession's experiences. Further knowledge is needed regarding what patients in palliative care want to prioritize. AIM: The aim was to describe what patients in palliative care describe as important at the end of life...
September 22, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937148/transition-from-paediatric-to-adult-ophthalmology-services-what-matters-most-to-young-people-with-visual-impairment
#14
A O Robertson, V Tadić, J S Rahi
PurposeTo identify the views and experiences and thus the transition-related needs of young people with visual impairment (VI), so as to inform future practice and policies.Patients and methodsQualitative study of 17 young people aged 16-19 years (ie the conventional transition age threshold) with VI (best-corrected acuity logMAR worse than 0.48) and without additional impairments, drawn from a sampling frame of paediatric ophthalmology patients attending Great Ormond Street Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital (London, UK)...
September 22, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936955/-analysis-of-characteristics-of-bacteria-in-respiratory-tract-infection-in-2013-2016-in-heibei-3a-hospital-a-single-center-report-of-7-497-patients
#15
Lili Hou, Lili Liu, Ping Dang, Guannan Kang, Qinfeng Zhang, Dongling Li
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the changes and characteristics of respiratory tract bacteria in Hebei 3A Hospital, and to provide new rationale for clinical diagnosis and treatment. METHODS: A single-center retrospective analysis was conducted. 7 497 patients with respiratory tract infection admitted to Hebei Chest Hospital from January 2013 to December 2016 were enrolled. Deep sputum was collected, and the bacterial cultures and susceptibility analysis was conducted in sputum and upper respiratory secretions were collected by fiberoptic bronchoscopy...
September 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936558/how-do-treatment-aims-in-the-last-phase-of-life-relate-to-hospitalizations-and-hospital-mortality-a-mortality-follow-back-study-of-dutch-patients-with-five-types-of-cancer
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Mariska Oosterveld-Vlug, Gé Donker, Femke Atsma, Linda Brom, Yvonne de Man, Stef Groenewoud, Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to describe and compare the relation between treatment aims, hospitalizations, and hospital mortality for Dutch patients who died from lung, colorectal, breast, prostate, or pancreatic cancer. METHODS: A mortality follow-back study was conducted within a sentinel network of Dutch general practitioners (GPs), who recorded the end-of-life care of 691 patients who died from one of the abovementioned cancer types between 2009 and 2015...
September 22, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936195/diagnostic-yield-and-accuracy-of-different-metabolic-syndrome-criteria-in-adult-patients-with-epilepsy
#17
Lucas Scotta Cabral, Pedro Abrahim Cherubini, Marina Amaral de Oliveira, Larissa Bianchini, Carolina Machado Torres, Marino Muxfeldt Bianchin
INTRODUCTION: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is an emergent problem among patients with epilepsy. Here, we evaluate and compare the diagnostic yield and accuracy of different MetS criteria among adult patients with epilepsy to further explore the best strategy for diagnosis of MetS among patients with epilepsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-five epileptic adults from a tertiary epilepsy reference center were prospectively recruited over 22 weeks in a cross-sectional study...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936153/management-and-treatment-recommendations-for-world-health-organization-grade-iii-and-iv-gliomas
#18
REVIEW
Abdullah K Altwairgi, Shanker Raja, Mohammed Manzoor, Sadeq Aldandan, Eyad Alsaeed, Ali Balbaid, Hussain Alhussain, Yassir Orz, Ahmed Lary, Abdullah A Alsharm
The treatment recommendations provided in this manuscript are intended to serve as a knowledge base for clinicians and health personals involved in treating patients with high-grade malignant glioma. In newly diagnosed patients, complete resection or biopsy is required for histological characterization of the tumor, which in turn is essential to decide the treatment strategy. In patients with good or borderline performance score, radiotherapy (RT), and chemotherapy are the preferred management. In patients with poor performance score, RT with best possible supportive care is the mainstay of the management...
July 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935814/diabetes-treatments-and-risks-of-adverse-breast-cancer-outcomes-among-early-stage-breast-cancer-patients-a-seer-medicare-analysis
#19
Lu Chen, Jessica Chubak, Denise M Boudreau, William E Barlow, Noel S Weiss, Christopher I Li
The widely prescribed diabetes medicine metformin has been reported to lower the risk of incident breast cancer, but it is unclear if it affects malignant progression after diagnosis. In this study, we conducted a retrospective cohort study using the linked Surveillance, Epidemiology and End-Results (SEER)-Medicare database. Women were included in the study if they were aged 66-80 years, newly diagnosed with stage I or II breast cancer, and enrolled in Medicare Parts A, B, and D during 2007-2011. Information on dispensed diabetes-related medications was obtained from Medicare Part D claims data...
September 21, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935679/professional-medical-interpreters-influence-the-quality-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-care-for-patients-who-speak-languages-other-than-english
#20
Betty M Luan Erfe, Khawja A Siddiqui, Lee H Schwamm, Chris Kirwan, Anabela Nunes, Nicte I Mejia
BACKGROUND: The inability to communicate effectively in a common language can jeopardize clinicians' efforts to provide quality patient care. Professional medical interpreters (PMIs) can help provide linguistically appropriate health care, in particular for the >25 million Americans who identify speaking English less than very well. We aimed to evaluate the relationship between use of PMIs and quality of acute ischemic stroke care received by patients who preferred to have their medical care in languages other than English...
September 21, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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