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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330128/over-expression-of-notch1-as-a-biomarker-for-invasive-breast-ductal-carcinoma
#1
Mahdi Paryan, Rezvan Tavakoli, Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini Rad, Neda Feizi, Fereshteh Kamani, Ehsan Mostafavi, Samira Mohammadi-Yeganeh
Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in women worldwide. Invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) is the most frequent invasive form of breast cancer followed by metastasis. There is no accepted marker for distinguishing this form from other less aggressive forms of breast cancer. Therefore, finding new markers especially molecularly detectable ones are noteworthy. It has been shown that NOTCH1 has been overexpressed in the patients with breast cancer, but no study has investigated the expression of NOTCH1 and its correlation with other molecular and hormonal markers of breast cancer so far...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329829/-end-of-life-care-i-m-not-going-to-worry-about-that-yet-health-literacy-gaps-and-end-of-life-planning-among-elderly-dialysis-patients
#2
Keren Ladin, Katie Buttafarro, Emily Hahn, Susan Koch-Weser, Daniel E Weiner
Purpose: Between 2000 and 2012, the incident dialysis population in the United States increased by nearly 60%, most sharply among adults 75 years and older. End-of-life (EOL) conversations among dialysis patients are associated with better patient-centered outcomes and lower use of aggressive interventions in the last month of life. This study examined how health literacy may affect engagement, comprehension, and satisfaction with EOL conversations among elderly dialysis patients. Design and Methods: Qualitative/descriptive study with semi-structured interviews about health literacy, EOL conversations, and goals of care with 31 elderly dialysis patients at 2 centers in Boston...
March 10, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329463/current-practices-in-the-timing-of-stage-2-palliation
#3
James M Meza, Robert D B Jaquiss, Brett R Anderson, Michael-Alice Moga, James K Kirklin, George Sarris, William G Williams, Brian W McCrindle
BACKGROUND: Mortality through single-ventricle palliation remains high and the effect of the timing of stage 2 palliation (S2P) is not well understood. We investigated current practice patterns in the timing of S2P across two professional societies and compared them to actual practice patterns from two databases of patients who underwent S2P. METHODS: A ten-question survey was distributed to the members of the Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society (CHSS) and the European Congenital Heart Surgeons' Association (ECHSA)...
March 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329462/preoperative-use-of-ct-angiography-in-infants-with-coarctation-of-the-aorta
#4
Kirsten Rose-Felker, Joshua D Robinson, Carl L Backer, Cynthia K Rigsby, Osama M Eltayeb, Michael C Mongé, Karen Rychlik, Christina L Sammet, Jeffrey G Gossett
BACKGROUND: Computed tomographic angiography (CTA) and echocardiography (echo) are used preoperatively in coarctation of the aorta to define arch hypoplasia and great vessel branching. We sought to determine differences in quantitative measurements, as well as surgical utility, between modalities. METHODS: Infants (less than six months) with both CTA and echo prior to coarctation repair from 2004 to 2013 were included. Measurements were compared and correlated with surgical approach...
March 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329049/surgical-treatment-of-pulmonary-atresia-with-major-aortopulmonary-collateral-arteries-in-83-consecutive-patients%C3%A2
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Oleksandr D Babliak, Yaroslav B Mykychak, Oleksandra O Motrechko, Illya M Yemets
OBJECTIVES: This article reports the safety and efficacy of a morphology-based algorithm for the surgical management of pulmonary atresia and ventricular septal defect with major aortopulmonary collateral arteries. METHODS: A total of 83 patients were operated from 2007 to 2014 using 3 surgical approaches: one-stage total repair, one-stage unifocalization with central shunt and delayed total repair and multistage unifocalization with subsequent total repair. Patients were divided into 2 groups depending on the surgical strategy used to choose the surgical approach...
March 2, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327917/fifth-ovarian-cancer-consensus-conference-of-the-gynecologic-cancer-intergroup-first-line-interventions
#6
A Karam, J A Ledermann, J-W Kim, J Sehouli, K Lu, C Gourley, N Katsumata, R A Burger, B-H Nam, M Bacon, C Ng, J Pfisterer, R L M Bekkers, A Casado Herráez, A Redondo, H Fujiwara, N Gleeson, O Rosengarten, G Scambia, J Zhu, A Okamoto, G Stuart, K Ochiai
The consensus statements regarding first-line therapies in women with ovarian cancer, reached at the Fifth Ovarian Cancer Consensus Conference held in Tokyo, Japan, in November 2015 are reported. Three topics were reviewed and the following statements are recommended: (i) Surgery: the subgroups that should be considered in first-line ovarian cancer clinical trials should be (a) patients undergoing primary debulking surgery and (b) patients receiving neo-adjuvant chemotherapy. The amount of residual disease following surgery should further stratify patients into those with absent gross residual disease and others...
February 21, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327896/a-randomised-phase-iii-study-of-72%C3%A2-hour-infusional-versus-bolus-bleomycin-in-bep-bleomycin-etoposide-and-cisplatin-chemotherapy-to-treat-igcccg-good-prognosis-metastatic-germ-cell-tumours-te-3
#7
J Shamash, S-J Sarker, R Huddart, S Harland, J K Joffe, D Mazhar, A Birtle, J White, K Chowdhury, P Wilson, M R Marshall, S Vinnicombe
Background: Bleomycin is an integral part of combination chemotherapy in germ cell tumours. Pulmonary toxicity often necessitates drug cessation and death occurs in 1-2% of patients. A continuous infusion of bleomycin might reduce lung toxicity when compared to the conventional weekly boluses given as part of standard BEP chemotherapy. Patients and Methods: A phase 3 trial was conducted based on 212 men with IGCCCG good prognosis metastatic germ cell tumours with 1:1 randomisation...
February 21, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327696/subcrestal-placement-of-dental-implants-with-an-internal-conical-connection-of-0-5%C3%A2-mm-versus-1-5%C3%A2-mm-outcome-of-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-1-year-after-loading
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Federico Gualini, Sergio Salina, Fabio Rigotti, Cristian Mazzarini, Diego Longhin, Mauro Grigoletto, Anna Trullenque-Eriksson, Luca Sbricoli, Marco Esposito
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether there are some clinical benefits by placing single dental implants either 0.5 or 1.5 mm subcrestally in healed bone crests. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty partially edentulous patients requiring two single implant-supported crowns had both sites randomly allocated either to 0.5 mm or 1.5 mm subcrestal implant placement according to a split-mouth design at six centres. Implants were submerged in aesthetic areas or non-submerged in non-aesthetic areas for 3 months...
2017: European Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327423/characterization-of-an-extracellular-protein-rv1076-from-m-tuberculosis-with-a-potential-role-in-humoral-response
#9
Gurkamaljit Kaur, Bandana Kumari, Jagdeep Kaur
Many mycobacterial proteins involved in lipid metabolism are reported to be essential for survival and pathogenesis of M. tuberculosis. Rv1076 of M. tuberculosis has been annotated as a putative esterase/lipase based on the consensus sequence 'GXSXG'. It is conserved in all the mycobacterial species. Therefore, in the present study we have characterized Rv1076 gene product in detail. The gene rv1076 was expressed in E. coli and purified from inclusion bodies with approx. 40% yield. The protein showed high specific activity with pNP- butyrate as preferred substrate...
March 19, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327186/clinical-behavioural-and-pharmacogenomic-factors-influencing-the-response-to-levothyroxine-therapy-in-patients-with-primary-hypothyroidism-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
#10
Rosie Dew, Onyebuchi Okosieme, Colin Dayan, Vinay Eligar, Ishrat Khan, Salman Razvi, Simon Pearce, Scott Wilkes
BACKGROUND: Suboptimal thyroid hormone therapy including under-replacement and over-replacement is common amongst patients with hypothyroidism. This is a significant health concern as affected patients are at risk of adverse cardiovascular or metabolic consequences. Despite a growing body of evidence on the effects of various factors on thyroid hormone replacement, a systematic appraisal of the evidence is lacking. This review aims to appraise and quantify the extent to which clinical, behavioural and pharmacogenomic factors affect levothyroxine therapy in patients with primary hypothyroidism...
March 21, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327076/myocardial-protection-during-minimally-invasive-cardiac-surgery-through-right-mini-thoracotomy
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Micaela De Palo, Pietro Guida, Florinda Mastro, Daniela Nanna, Teresa A P Quagliara, Ruggiero Rociola, Giosuè Lionetti, Domenico Paparella
BACKGROUND: Myocardial damage is an independent predictor of adverse outcome following cardiac surgery and myocardial protection is one of the key factors to achieve successful outcomes. Cardioplegia with Custodiol is currently the most used cardioplegia during minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS). Different randomized controlled trials compared blood and Custodiol cardioplegia in the context of traditional cardiac surgery. No data are available for MICS. AIM: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of cold blood versus Custodiol cardioplegia during MICS...
April 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326895/single-session-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-treatment-in-large-sized-benign-thyroid-nodules
#12
Brian Hung-Hin Lang, Yu-Cho Woo, Keith Wan-Hang Chiu
BACKGROUND: High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a new promising thermal ablation technique for treating benign thyroid nodules, but its effectiveness in larger-sized nodules has been less well described. The present study aimed to evaluate the treatment efficacy (i.e., extent of shrinkage at six months) of large-sized benign thyroid nodules by ultrasound (USG)-guided HIFU ablation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After ethics approval, all consecutive patients who underwent HIFU ablation of a symptomatic benign thyroid nodule with six or more months of follow-up were analyzed...
March 22, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326805/a-retrospective-analysis-of-care-in-patients-with-dementia-hospitalized-at-a-tertiary-medical-center
#13
Riddhi Patira, Huaqing Zhao, Ausim Azizi
BACKGROUND: Hospitalization is an opportunity to address various aspects related to management of dementia, including the goals of care to avoid futile care. We studied the prevalence of these factors when patients with dementia are hospitalized. DESIGN: One hundred and thirty-one charts of patients with dementia admitted to a single university-based hospital were retrospectively reviewed. Data were collected and analyzed for age, gender, the severity of dementia, co-morbidities, co-existing vascular dementia, reversible causes of dementia, mental status scores, medications, consultations, procedures, complications, availability of advance directives, decision-maker, code status, and goals of care discussion...
March 22, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326800/safety-feasibility-and-efficacy-of-bilateral-synchronous-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-for-bilateral-stone-disease-evidence-from-a-systematic-review
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Patrick Jones, Blessing Dhliwayo, Bhavan Prasad Rai, Moeketsi Mokete, Ramachandran Amitharaj, Omar M Aboumarzouk, Bhaskar K Somani
INTRODUCTION: With the evolution of endourologic technology, bilateral synchronous percutaneous nephrolithotomy (BS-PCNL) has emerged as a potentially practical intervention for patients with bilateral lithiasis. Although tradition has favored a staged approach, an increasing number of original studies have reported their experiences with the synchronous approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A Cochrane style search was performed after development of a sensitive and predefined search strategy...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326464/meningiomas-in-pregnancy-timing-of-surgery-and-clinical-outcomes-as-observed-in-104-cases-and-establishment-of-a-best-management-strategy
#15
REVIEW
Yosef Laviv, Ahmed Bayoumi, Anand Mahadevan, Brett Young, Myles Boone, Ekkehard M Kasper
BACKGROUND: There is a strong correlation between the level of circulating female sex hormones and the parturient growth of meningiomas. As a result, rapid changes in meningioma size occur during pregnancy, putting both the mother and fetus at risk. Large, symptomatic meningiomas require surgical resection, regardless of the status of pregnancy. However, the preferred timing of such complex intervention is a matter of debate. The rarity of this clinical scenario and the absence of prospective trials make it difficult to reach evidence-based conclusions...
March 22, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326430/still-no-single-gold-standard-for-using-cementless-femoral-stems-routinely-in-total-hip-arthroplasty
#16
Joseph T Moskal, Susan G Capps, John A Scanelli
BACKGROUND: There is now a clear trend with increased usage of cementless femoral stems for all ages and most patients. As the number of total hip arthroplasties (THAs) performed annually continues to increase with expanding indications for THA and demands for improved quality of life, so will the prevalence of THA in the elderly and aging populations. This is worrisome as the risk of complications with cementless femoral stems increases in elderly patients and those with poor bone quality...
December 2016: Arthroplasty Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326418/combining-a-hip-arthroplasty-stem-with-trochanteric-reattachment-bolt-and-a-polyaxial-locking-plate-in-the-treatment-of-a-periprosthetic-fracture-below-a-well-integrated-implant
#17
Urban Hedlundh, Lars Karlsson
Distally anchored uncemented modular tapered porous stems are often the preferred treatment in total hip arthroplasty revisions and failed subtrochanteric fractures. These conditions mainly affect elderly osteoporotic patients, with an increased risk of later fractures below the well-fixated implant. Treatment in secondary fractures with long looking plates is the recommended treatment, where stability is a key to fracture healing. We report a complicated case in which this was achieved by an innovative technique combing the trochanteric attachment bolt of the stem system and a locking plate with polyaxial screws...
December 2016: Arthroplasty Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326320/duodenal-atresia-open-versus-mis-repair-analysis-of-our-experience-over-the-last-12-years
#18
Salvatore Fabio Chiarenza, Valeria Bucci, Maria Luisa Conighi, Elisa Zolpi, Lorenzo Costa, Lorella Fasoli, Cosimo Bleve
Objective. Duodenal atresia (DA) routinely has been corrected by laparotomy and duodenoduodenostomy with excellent long-term results. We revisited the patients with DA treated in the last 12 years (2004-2016) comparing the open and the minimally invasive surgical (MIS) approach. Methods. We divided our cohort of patients into two groups. Group 1 included 10 patients with CDO (2004-09) treated with open procedure: 5, DA; 3, duodenal web; 2, extrinsic obstruction. Three presented with Down's syndrome while 3 presented with concomitant malformations...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326162/trauma-informed-care-for-children-in-the-ambulance-international-survey-among-pre-hospital-providers
#19
Eva Alisic, Mark P Tyler, Melita J Giummarra, Rahim Kassam-Adams, Juul Gouweloos, Markus A Landolt, Nancy Kassam-Adams
Background: Pre-hospital providers, such as paramedics and emergency medical technicians, are in a position to provide key emotional support to injured children and their families. Objective: Our goal was to examine (a) pre-hospital providers' knowledge of traumatic stress in children, attitudes towards psychosocial aspects of care, and confidence in providing psychosocial care, (b) variations in knowledge, attitudes, and confidence according to demographic and professional characteristics, and (c) training preferences of pre-hospital providers regarding psychosocial care to support paediatric patients and their families...
2017: European Journal of Psychotraumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325798/management-of-inpatient-hyperglycemia-and-diabetes-in-older-adults
#20
Guillermo E Umpierrez, Francisco J Pasquel
Adults aged 65 years and older are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, and their number is expected to double to 89 million between 2010 and 2050. The prevalence of diabetes in hospitalized adults aged 65-75 years and over 80 years of age has been estimated to be 20% and 40%, respectively. Similar to general populations, the presence of hyperglycemia and diabetes in elderly patients is associated with increased risk of hospital complications, longer length of stay, and increased mortality compared with subjects with normoglycemia...
April 2017: Diabetes Care
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