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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528206/feasibility-of-atlas-based-active-bone-marrow-sparing-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-for-cervical-cancer
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Nan Li, Sonal S Noticewala, Casey W Williamson, Hanjie Shen, Igor Sirak, Rafal Tarnawski, Umesh Mahantshetty, Carl K Hoh, Kevin L Moore, Loren K Mell
BACKGROUND: To test the hypothesis that atlas-based active bone marrow (ABM)-sparing intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) yields similar dosimetric results compared to custom ABM-sparing IMRT for cervical cancer patients. METHODS: We sampled 62 cervical cancer patients with pre-treatment FDG-PET/CT in training (n=32) or test (n=30) sets. ABM was defined as the subvolume of the pelvic bone marrow (PBM) with standardized uptake value (SUV) above the mean on the average FDG-PET image (ABMAtlas) vs...
May 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528162/intervendor-differences-in-the-accuracy%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-detecting-regional-functional%C3%A2-abnormalities-a-report-from-the-eacvi-ase-strain-standardization-task%C3%A2-force
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Oana Mirea, Efstathios D Pagourelias, Jurgen Duchenne, Jan Bogaert, James D Thomas, Luigi P Badano, Jens-Uwe Voigt
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare the accuracy of vendor-specific and independent strain analysis tools to detect regional myocardial function abnormality in a clinical setting. BACKGROUND: Speckle tracking echocardiography has been considered a promising tool for the quantitative assessment of regional myocardial function. However, the potential differences among speckle tracking software with regard to their accuracy in identifying regional abnormality has not been studied extensively...
May 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527969/surgically-managed-clinical-stage-iiia-clinical-n2-lung-cancer-in-the%C3%A2-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-database
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Daniel Boffa, Felix G Fernandez, Sunghee Kim, Andrzej Kosinski, Mark W Onaitis, Patricia Cowper, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Cameron D Wright, Joe B Putnam, Anthony P Furnary
BACKGROUND: The role of surgical resection in patients with clinical stage IIIA-N2 positive (cIIIA-N2) lung cancer is controversial, partly because of the variability in short- and long-term outcomes. The objective of this study was to characterize the management of cIIIA-N2 lung cancer in The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database (STS-GTSD). METHODS: The STS-GTSD was queried for patients who underwent operations for cIIIA-N2 lung cancer between 2002 and 2012...
May 17, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527853/influence-of-intracanal-materials-in-vertical-root-fracture-pathway-detection-with-cone-beam-computed-tomography
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Kamile Leonardi Dutra, Camila Pachêco-Pereira, Eduardo Antunes Bortoluzzi, Carlos Flores-Mir, Manuel O Lagravère, Márcio Corrêa
INTRODUCTION: Investigating the vertical root fracture (VRF) pathway under different clinical scenarios may help to diagnose this condition properly. We aimed to determine the capability and intrareliability of VRF pathway detection through cone-beam computed tomographic (CBCT) imaging as well as analyze the influence of different intracanal and crown materials. METHODS: VRFs were mechanically induced in 30 teeth, and 4 clinical situations were reproduced in vitro: no filling, gutta-percha, post, and metal crown...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527833/evaluation-of-the-sipat-instrument-to-assess-psychosocial-risk-in-heart-transplant-candidates-a-retrospective-single-center-study
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Elizabeth Vandenbogaart, Lynn Doering, Belinda Chen, Ann Saltzman, Tamara Chaker, Julie W Creaser, Darlene Rourke, Richard W Cheng, Gregg C Fonarow, Mario Deng
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the reliability of the Stanford Integrated Psychosocial Assessment for Transplantation (SIPAT) in heart transplant (HT) recipients and explored its usefulness in predicting post-transplant outcomes. BACKGROUND: Pre-transplant psychosocial and behavioral risk is associated with post-transplant clinical outcomes. SIPAT is a risk assessment tool created for pre-transplant psychosocial evaluation. METHODS: Via retrospective chart review, three examiners applied the SIPAT to 51 adult HT recipients...
May 17, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527515/optimization-of-critical-medium-components-for-enhancing-antibacterial-thiopeptide-nocathiacin-i-production-with-significantly-improved-quality
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Mao-Yu Yang, Jia-Wei Zhang, Xu-Ri Wu, Yi-Jun Chen
Nocathiacin I, a glycosylated thiopeptide antibiotic, displays excellent antibacterial activities against multidrug resistant bacterial pathogens. Previously, a novel nocathiacin I formulation for intravenous administration has been successfully developed and its aqueous solubility is greatly enhanced for clinical application. The purpose of the present study was to increase the fermentation titer of nocathiacin I and reduce or eliminate analogous impurities by screening the medium ingredients using response surface methodology...
April 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527474/fifteen-years-of-experience-from-a-medical-school-clinical-skills-laboratory
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José Miguel Pêgo, João José Cerqueira, João Bessa, Vitor Hugo Pereira, Sara Gomes, José Mariz, Rita Sousa, Pedro Morgado, Nuno Sousa
INTRODUCTION: Medical Education has evolved being defined as a continuum of the medical training from the pre- to the post-graduate period and through a lifetime of medical practice that is mirrored in the competencies framework that several international institutions have established. This creates a challenge to educational institutions (pre- and post-graduate) that traditionally take separate pathways. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The present report is a description of the efforts carried by the School of Medicine of the University of Minho to implement a strategy of teaching/learning methods that follows modern standards towards constructive alignment of the medical curriculum, from the pre- to the post-graduate...
February 27, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527063/the-role-of-anti-cgrp-antibodies-in-the-pathophysiology-of-primary-headaches
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Piero Barbanti, Cinzia Aurilia, Luisa Fofi, Gabriella Egeo, Patrizia Ferroni
Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), a potent vasodilator and pain-signaling neuropeptide, is a validated therapeutic target for migraine and cluster headache. Four anti-CGRP monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) have been developed, representing the first specific, mechanism-based, migraine prophylactic treatment. CGRP mAbs demonstrated good efficacy coupled to excellent tolerability and safety in 5 phase II clinical trials. Notably, CGRP mAbs induced complete migraine remission in a patients' subset. To date, more than 20 phase III trials using CGRP mAbs for of episodic and chronic migraine and cluster headache prevention are ongoing...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526923/focal-articular-prosthetic-resurfacing-for-the-treatment-of-full-thickness-articular-cartilage-defects-in-the-knee-12-year-follow-up-of-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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C Becher, E B Cantiller
INTRODUCTION: The rationale of focal articular prosthetic resurfacing used as a primary arthroplasty procedure in the treatment of articular cartilage defects is still under debate. Conflicting reports raise concern about high rates of re-operations and continued development of osteoarthritis, while others have reported good outcomes. The goal of this paper is to present the long-term results of two patients with a 12-year follow-up and to report the results of a literature review. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two patients (male, 70 years; female 63 years) with a follow-up of 12 years were reviewed...
May 19, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526818/essential-hypertension-a-filtered-serum-based-metabolomics-study
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Keerti Ameta, Ashish Gupta, Sudeep Kumar, Rishi Sethi, Deepak Kumar, Abbas Ali Mahdi
Despite the easy and reliable methods of blood pressure measurement, the screening of essential hypertension (EH) is usually ignored due to delayed onset of symptoms. A probe into the biochemical changes in hypertension would serve as a welcome asset to provide insight into the mechanistic aspects of EH. Filtered serum samples from 64 EH patients and 59 healthy controls (HC) were analysed using 800 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. Application of principal component analysis (PCA) and orthogonal partial least-squares discriminant analysis (OPLS-DA) following receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve of NMR data reveals significantly perturbed metabolites: alanine, arginine, methionine, pyruvate, adenine, and uracil...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526592/photodynamic-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-vulvar-lichen-sclerosus
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Agnieszka Maździarz, Beata Osuch, Magdalena Kowalska, Agnieszka Nalewczyńska, Beata Śpiewankiewicz
BACKGROUND: Vulvar lichen sclerosus is a chronic and incurable disease that causes various unpleasant symptoms and serious consequences. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to assess the effectiveness of photodynamic therapy in the treatment of vulvar lichen sclerosus. METHODS: Participants in the study included 102 female patients aged 19-85 suffer from vulvar lichen sclerosus. The patients underwent photodynamic therapy (PDT). In the course of PDT the 5% 5- aminolevulinic acid was used in gel form...
May 16, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526153/pharmacology-of-octreotide-clinical-implications-for-anesthesiologists-and-associated-risks
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Reza M Borna, Jonathan S Jahr, Susanna Kmiecik, Ken F Mancuso, Alan D Kaye
Many patients presenting with a history of foregut, midgut neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) or carcinoid syndrome can experience life-threatening carcinoid crises during anesthesia or surgery. Clinicians should understand the pharmacology of octreotide and appreciate the use of continuous infusions of high-dose octreotide, which can minimize intraoperative carcinoid crises. We administer a prophylactic 500-μg bolus of octreotide intravenously (IV) and begin a continuous infusion of 500 μg/h for all NET patients...
June 2017: Anesthesiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526085/papillary-fibroelastoma-unusual-cause-of-stroke-in-a-young-man-a-case-report
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Elisabetta Grolla, Michele Dalla Vestra, Giampaolo Zoffoli, Riccardo D'Ascoli, Adriana Critelli, Rocco Quatrale, Domenico Mangino, Fausto Rigo
BACKGROUND: Papillary fibroelastoma is the third most common primary benign tumor with an incidence of up to 0.33% in autopsy series; it accounts for approximately 75% of all cardiac valvular tumors. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a rare case of a 28-Year-old man that while playing football, had a sudden onset of neurological deficit: aphasia, right hemiparesis and right facial numbness. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) showed a 10x10 mm mass attached to the anterior mitral valve leaflet...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525674/continuous-hemoadsorption-with-a-cytokine-adsorber-during-sepsis-a-review-of-the-literature
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Khosrow S Houschyar, Malcolm N Pyles, Susanne Rein, Ina Nietzschmann, Dominik Duscher, Zeshaan N Maan, Kristian Weissenberg, Hubertus M Philipps, Catharina Strauss, Beate Reichelt, Frank Siemers
Sepsis is a well-recognized healthcare issue worldwide, ultimately resulting in significant mortality, morbidity and resource utilization during and after critical illness. In its most severe form, sepsis causes multi-organ dysfunction that produces a state of critical illness characterized by severe immune dysfunction and catabolism. Sepsis induces the activation of complement factor via 3 pathways and the release of inflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) and interleukin-1beta (IL-1β), resulting in a systemic inflammatory response...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525558/electronic-clinical-quality-measure-reporting-challenges-findings-from-the-medicare-ehr-incentive-program-s-controlling-high-blood-pressure-measure
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Dawn M Heisey-Grove, Hilary K Wall, Janet S Wright
Objective: To identify physician and practice characteristics associated with high clinical and technical performance on the electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) that calculates the proportion of patients with hypertension who have controlled blood pressure. Materials and Methods: The study included 268 602 physicians participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program between 2011 and 2014. Independent variables included delivery reform participation and physician, practice level, and area characteristics...
May 19, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525475/a-comparison-of-multilevel-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-corpectomy-in-patients-with-4-level-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-a-minimum-2-year-follow-up-study-multilevel-anterior-cervical-discectomy
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Zhonghai Li, Jiancheng Huang, Zhizhong Zhang, Fengning Li, Tiesheng Hou, Shuxun Hou
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical series. OBJECTIVES: To compare perioperative parameters, clinical outcomes, radiographic parameters, and complication rates of segmental anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (sACCF) plus preservation of middle vertebrae with those of multilevel anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (mACDF) in 70 patients with 4-level cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). METHODS: Between July 2006 and May 2011, 70 consecutive patients [49 males and 21 females; mean age 56...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524273/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-novel-peptides-based-on-antimicrobial-peptides-as-potential-agents-with-anti-tumor-and-multidrug-resistance-reversing-activities
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Bo Zhang, Wei Shi, Jieming Li, Chen Liao, Limei Yang, Wenlong Huang, Hai Qian
Tumor chemotherapy, which plays an important role in the clinical treatment of metastatic cancer, is limited by low selectivity and drug resistance in clinical application. In our study, we selected antimicrobial peptide BP100 as a lead peptide, designed and synthesized a series of novel antineoplastic peptides through solid-phase synthesis. Amongst them, B4 and B8 showed excellent anti-cancer activity. As revealed by further investigations, these peptides could disrupt the cell membrane, trigger the cytochrome C release into cytoplasm and ultimately lead to apoptosis...
May 19, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524054/surgical-treatment-of-rhinophyma-experience-from-a-german-cohort-of-70-patients
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Katrin Schweinzer, Lukas Kofler, Corinna Spott, Markus Krug, Claudia Schulz, Saskia M Schnabl, Helmut Breuninger, Hans-Martin Häfner, Franziska Carola Eberle
Rhinophyma is a deforming soft tissue hyperplasia of the nose and surgical removal represents the treatment of choice. Comprehensive data on surgical therapy and the impact of rhinophyma on patient quality of life are lacking. Patients who received surgery for rhinophyma between 2006 and 2015 were retrospectively evaluated for postoperative complications, clinical outcome, recurrence of rhinophyma, and the impact of rhinophyma on daily life. A total of 143 patients were treated with superficial tumour decortication by scalpel under tumescent anaesthesia...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523106/discovery-of-fluorine-containing-benzoxazinyl-oxazolidinones-for-the-treatment-of-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis
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Hongyi Zhao, Yu Lu, Li Sheng, Zishuo Yuan, Bin Wang, Weiping Wang, Yan Li, Chen Ma, Xiaoliang Wang, Dongfeng Zhang, Haihong Huang
A novel series of fluorine-containing benzoxazinyl-oxazolidinones were designed and synthesized as antidrug-resistant tuberculosis agents possessing good activity and improved pharmacokinetic profiles. Compound 21 exhibited not only outstanding in vitro activity with a MIC value of 0.25-0.50 μg/mL against drug-susceptible H37Rv strain and two clinically isolated drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains, but also acceptable in vitro ADME/T properties. Moreover, this compound displayed excellent mouse pharmacokinetic profiles with an oral bioavailability of 102% and a longer elimination half-life of 4...
May 11, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523041/functional-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-as-a-primary-modality-of-treatment-for-primary-and-recurrent-nasal-polyposis
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Mohammad Shahid Gohar, Saleem Asif Niazi, Sohail Baber Niazi
OBJECTIVES: To describe the efficacy of Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery(FESS) in our set up in comparison with other published studies to treat primary and recurrent nasal polyposis. METHOD: This descriptive study was conducted in 02 years at Ear Nose Throat Department Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Multan from October 2013 to October 2015. Convenient sample comprising 116 patients of both sexes of age group from 18 to 60 years were selected from ENT Out Patient Department, with documented diagnosis of nasal polyposis that underwent functional endoscopic sinus surgery...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
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