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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441690/the-postoperative-model-for-end-stage-liver-disease-score-as-a-predictor-of-short-term-outcome-after-transplantation-of-extended-criteria-donor-livers
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Tamas Benko, Anja Gallinat, Thomas Minor, Fuat H Saner, Georgios C Sotiropoulos, Andreas Paul, Dieter P Hoyer
BACKGROUND: Recently, the postoperative Model for End stage Liver Disease score (POPMELD) was suggested as a definition of postoperative graft dysfunction and a predictor of outcome after liver transplantation (LT). AIM: The aim of the present study was to validate this concept in the context of extended criteria donor (ECD) organs. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Single-center prospectively collected data (OPAL study/01/11-12/13) of 116 ECD LTs were utilized...
June 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440691/n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate-based-injectable-and-in-situ-forming-implants-for-efficient-intratumoral-chemotherapy
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Yanpu Wu, Luming Wang, Kaili Zhang, Lixiao Zhou, Xiaobing Zhang, Xuecheng Jiang, Chenggang Zhu
The local delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs to tumor sites is an effective approach for achieving therapeutic drug concentrations in solid tumors. Injectable implants with the ability to form in situ represent one of the most promising technologies for intratumoral chemotherapy. However, many issues must be resolved before these implants can be applied in clinical practice. Herein, we report a novel injectable in situ-forming implant system composed of n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (NBCA) and ethyl oleate, and the sol-gel phase transition is activated by anions in body fluids or blood...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440322/does-mpmri-improve-clinical-criteria-in-selecting-men-with-prostate-cancer-for-active-surveillance
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K J Tay, R T Gupta, J Holtz, R K Silverman, E Tsivian, A Schulman, J W Moul, T J Polascik
BACKGROUND: Active surveillance (AS) has excellent short to medium term outcomes in well-selected prostate cancer patients. Traditional biopsy-based selection criteria have been criticized for inaccurate determination of cancer grade and extent. We evaluated the incremental benefit of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) in patient selection using various AS criteria. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated men who received mpMRI before radical prostatectomy between 2011 and 2014...
April 25, 2017: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440239/feasibility-safety-and-outcomes-of-a-single-step-endoscopic-ultrasonography-guided-drainage-of-pancreatic-fluid-collections-without-fluoroscopy-using-a-novel-electrocautery-enhanced-lumen-apposing-self-expanding-metal-stent
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Joseph Yoo, Linda Yan, Raza Hasan, Saana Somalya, Jose Nieto, Ali A Siddiqui
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There are currently limited data available regarding the safety of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided drainage of pancreatic fluid collections (PFCs) using the lumen-apposing metal stent without fluoroscopic guidance. This study aims to evaluate clinical outcomes and safety of EUS-guided drainage of PFC using the electrocautery-enhanced lumen-apposing metal stents (EC-LAMSs) without fluoroscopic guidance. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study on patients with symptomatic PFC who underwent EUS-guided drainage using EC-LAMS without fluoroscopy...
March 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440237/new-criteria-to-differentiate-between-mucinous-cystic-neoplasm-and-serous-cystic-neoplasm-in-pancreas-by-endoscopic-ultrasound-a-preliminarily-confirmed-outcome-of-41-patients
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Wengang Zhang, Enqiang Linghu, Ningli Chai, Huikai Li
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The ability to distinguish between mucinous cystic neoplasm (MCN) and serous cystic neoplasm (SCN) in the pancreas preoperatively by endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) remains a clinical challenge. To address this problem, we have developed new criteria using EUS findings and cyst fluid carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) in the clinic. In this study, the validity and reliability of these criteria were assessed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between April of 2015 and May of 2016, a total of 59 patients with pancreatic cystic neoplasms underwent EUS and ultimately received surgery in our hospital...
March 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440112/patient-specific-prediction-of-functional-recovery-after-stroke
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Abdel Douiri, Justin Grace, Shah-Jalal Sarker, Kate Tilling, Christopher McKevitt, Charles DA Wolfe, Anthony G Rudd
Background and aims Clinical predictive models for stroke recovery could offer the opportunity of targeted early intervention and more specific information for patients and carers. In this study, we developed and validated a patient-specific prognostic model for monitoring recovery after stroke and assessed its clinical utility. Methods Four hundred and ninety-five patients from the population-based South London Stroke Register were included in a substudy between 2002 and 2004. Activities of daily living were assessed using Barthel Index) at one, two, three, four, six, eight, 12, 26, and 52 weeks after stroke...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439797/desmoid-type-fibromatosis-who-when-and-how-to-treat
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Javier Martínez Trufero, Isabel Pajares Bernad, Irene Torres Ramón, Jorge Hernando Cubero, Roberto Pazo Cid
Desmoid-type fibromatosis is a sarcoma subtype that gathers some singular characteristics, making it a difficult challenge to face in clinical practice. Despite its excellent survival prognosis, these tumors may be unpredictable, ranging from an asymptomatic indolent course to persistent, local, and extended recurrences that significantly impair quality of life. Although surgery was initially considered the first elective treatment, collected published data during the past few years are now pointing to the "wait and see" approach as a reasonable initial strategy because many patients can live a long life with the disease without having symptoms...
May 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439774/albumin-induced-neuroprotection-in-focal-cerebral-ischemia-in-the-alias-trial-does-severity-mechanism-and-time-of-infusion-matter
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Rakesh Khatri, Mohammad Rauf Afzal, Gustavo J Rodriguez, Alberto Maud, Muhammad Shah Miran, Mohtashim Arbaab Qureshi, Salvador Cruz-Flores, Adnan I Qureshi
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there is any differential benefit of albumin administration within 2 h of onset of ischemia and in settings (severe ischemia with reperfusion in cardioembolic strokes with National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale [NIHSS] ≥15), most representative of experimental models of cerebral ischemia in which albumin was effective in reducing neurological injury. BACKGROUND: High-dose intravenous (IV) albumin treatment for acute ischemic stroke (ALIAS) trial did not show overall clinical benefit in ischemic stroke patients in contrast to preclinical studies; however, models of preclinical studies were not completely followed...
April 24, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439751/development-of-a-streamlined-work-flow-for-handling-patients-genetic-testing-insurance-authorizations
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Wendy R Uhlmann, Katie Schwalm, Victoria M Raymond
Obtaining genetic testing insurance authorizations for patients is a complex, time-involved process often requiring genetic counselor (GC) and physician involvement. In an effort to mitigate this complexity and meet the increasing number of genetic testing insurance authorization requests, GCs formed a novel partnership with an industrial engineer (IE) and a patient services associate (PSA) to develop a streamlined work flow. Eight genetics clinics and five specialty clinics at the University of Michigan were surveyed to obtain benchmarking data...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439738/prospective-open-uncontrolled-phase-i-study-to-define-a-well-tolerated-dose-of-oral-artesunate-as-add-on-therapy-in-patients-with-metastatic-breast-cancer-artic-m33-2
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Cornelia von Hagens, Ingeborg Walter-Sack, Maren Goeckenjan, Julia Osburg, Brigitte Storch-Hagenlocher, Serkan Sertel, Michael Elsässer, Bjoern Andrew Remppis, Lutz Edler, Judith Munzinger, Thomas Efferth, Andreas Schneeweiss, Thomas Strowitzki
PURPOSE: The antimalarial drug artesunate (ART) is a promising candidate for cancer treatment as it displays anticancer effects in various models. While in short-term treatment of malaria, an excellent safety profile has been found for ART, the potential long-term treatment of cancer patients demands a phase I dose-finding clinical trial determining the daily ART dose which would be well tolerated as add-on therapy. METHODS: Patients with metastatic breast cancer were to receive either 100 or 150 or 200 mg oral ART daily as add-on to their guideline-based oncological therapy for a study period of four weeks with frequent clinical and laboratory monitoring until 4-8 weeks thereafter...
April 24, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439716/antipsychotic-prescribing-to-patients-diagnosed-with-dementia-without-a-diagnosis-of-psychosis-in-the-context-of-national-guidance-and-drug-safety-warnings-longitudinal-study-in-uk-general-practice
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S Jill Stocks, Evangelos Kontopantelis, Roger T Webb, Anthony J Avery, Alistair Burns, Darren M Ashcroft
INTRODUCTION: Policy interventions to address inappropriate prescribing of antipsychotic drugs to older people diagnosed with dementia are commonplace. In the UK, warnings were issued by the Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency in 2004, 2009 and 2012 and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance was published in 2006. It is important to evaluate the impact of such interventions. METHODS: We analysed routinely collected primary-care data from 111,346 patients attending one of 689 general practices contributing to the Clinical Practice Research Datalink to describe the temporal changes in the prescribing of antipsychotic drugs to patients aged 65 years or over diagnosed with dementia without a concomitant psychosis diagnosis from 2001 to 2014 using an interrupted time series and a before-and-after design...
April 24, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439705/cementless-oxford-medial-unicompartimental-knee-replacement-an-independent-series-with-a-5-year-follow-up
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Benjamin Panzram, Ines Bertlich, Tobias Reiner, Tilman Walker, Sébastien Hagmann, Tobias Gotterbarm
PURPOSE: Cemented unicompartmental knee replacement (UKR) has proven excellent long-term survival rates and functional scores in Price et al. (Clin Orthop Relat Res 435:171-180, 2005), Price and Svard (Clin Orthop Relat Res 469(1):174-179, 2011) and Murray et al. (Bone Joint Surg Br 80(6):983-989, 1998). The main causes for revision, aseptic loosening and pain of unknown origin might be addressed by cementless UKR in Liddle et al. (Bone Joint J 95-B(2):181-187, 2013), Pandit et al. (J Bone Joint Surg Am 95(15):1365-1372, 2013), National Joint Registry for England, Wales and Northern Ireland: 10th Annual Report 2013 ( http://www...
April 24, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439704/treatment-of-type-b-pelvic-fracture-using-anterior-subcutaneous-internal-fixator-with-triple-pedicle-screws-a-new-surgical-technique
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Qian Wang, Qiugen Wang, Jiandong Wang
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the clinical outcomes of anterior subcutaneous internal fixator using triple pedicle screws (ASIF/TPS) in the treatment of unstable type B pelvic fracture compared with open reduction internal fixation (ORIF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of 26 patients with type B unstable fractures that underwent ASIF/TPS and 26 similar patients that underwent ORIF using plates and screws. Intraoperative blood loss, operating time, and post operation hospitalization duration were compared...
April 24, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439445/ultrasound-guided-continuous-interpectoral-block-for-patient-undergoing-mastectomy-and-axillary-clearance
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Mario Fajardo-Pérez, Ece Yamak Altınpulluk, Javier García-Miguel, Borja Quintana-Gordon
Using a single dose of local anaesthetics has some disadvantages and provides limited analgesia depending on the pharmacokinetic characteristics of the local anaesthetic used. Nevertheless, the use of continuous perineural infusions allows sustained pain control. Ultrasound-guided interpectoral block followed by the placement of catheters in patients undergoing mastectomies with or without lymph node axillary dissections can result in sufficient pain control. We present a case of a 58-year-old woman undergoing mastectomy and axillary clearance who received ultrasound-guided continuous interpectoral block for postoperative analgesia...
April 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439189/development-and-evaluation-of-two-abbreviated-questionnaires-for-mentoring-and-research-self-efficacy
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Donna B Jeffe, Treva K Rice, Josephine E A Boyington, Dabeeru C Rao, Girardin Jean-Louis, Victor G Dávila-Román, Anne L Taylor, Betty S Pace, Mohamed Boutjdir
OBJECTIVES: To reduce respondent burden for future evaluations of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-supported Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE), a mentored-research education program, we sought to shorten the 33-item Ragins and McFarlin Mentor Role Instrument (RMMRI), measuring mentor-role appraisals, and the 69-item Clinical Research Appraisal Inventory (CRAI), measuring research self-efficacy. METHODS: Three nationally recruited, junior-faculty cohorts attended two, annual 2-3 week Summer Institutes (SI-1/SI-2: 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014) at one of six PRIDE sites...
2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439171/lingual-based-four-cornered-flap-for-third-molar-surgery
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Anshul Rai, Monika Rai
PURPOSE: The aim of this prospective randomized clinical study was to compare the efficacy of lingual based four cornered flap with the commonly used triangular flap for impacted third molar surgery. METHODS: Ten patients with bilateral impacted third molars were randomly treated under local anaesthesia, one side with triangular flap and single layer closure (with 3-0 silk) and other side by raising lingual based four cornered flap and double layer closure, subcutaneously with 5-0 vicryl and mucosa with 3-0 silk...
June 2017: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438948/macrolide-and-quinolone-resistant-mycoplasma-genitalium-in-a-man-with-persistent-urethritis-the-tip-of-the-british-iceberg
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Suneeta Soni, Andy Parkhouse, Gillian Dean
There is growing concern worldwide for macrolide resistance in M. genitalium following liberal use of 1 g azithromycin to treat non-gonococcal urethritis and confirmed C. trachomatis infection. Moxifloxacin is the second-line treatment for M. genitalium and still has excellent efficacy against it. However, recent reports indicating that quinolone resistance is more prevalent than previously thought are worrying. Routine testing of symptomatic men and women for M. genitalium is not currently recommended in BASHH guidelines, and attempts to implement such testing have been hampered by a lack of commercially available assays...
April 24, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438498/performance-of-maldi-tof-ms-for-identification-of-oral-prevotella-species
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Mervi Gürsoy, Inka Harju, Jaakko Matomäki, Anne Bryk, Eija Könönen
During the past decade, the clinically relevant genus Prevotella has expanded considerably. Prevotella species can be isolated from nearly all types of oral infections but also from various non-oral infections. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has been introduced in clinical microbiology laboratories as a convenient method for identifying bacterial isolates from clinical specimens. Here we tested the diagnostic accuracy of a total of 123 oral Prevotella isolates, selected based on their biochemical profile, by Bruker MALDI-TOF MS...
April 21, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438322/water-fat-dixon-sequences-in-the-evaluation-of-breast-implants-proposal-of-a-time-effective-rapid-approach-in-the-clinical-practice
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M Marcon, A S Becker, E J Ulbrich, T Frauenfelder, A Boss
AIM: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy achieved from a fat-water Dixon sequence alone compared to a combination of a silicone-specific magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequence and a water-specific MRI sequence in the assessment of breast implants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this institutional review board (IRB)-approved study the integrity of breast implants was assessed retrospectively in 27 patients undergoing breast MRI at 3 T. A qualitative evaluation of (set 1) a silicon-selective water-saturated short tau inversion recovery (STIR) sequence in combination with a water-only Dixon dataset (total acquisition time 7 minutes 17 seconds), and of (set 2) fat-only and water-only Dixon datasets (4 minutes 8 seconds) was performed by two readers independently evaluating the following features: margin definition of the implant, water suppression homogeneity, image quality, presence of artefacts and their effects on the imaging interpretation, and diagnostic confidence...
April 21, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437685/rapid-label-free-identification-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-antibiotic-resistant-strains-by-the-drop-coating-deposition-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-method
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Youjin Cheong, Young Jin Kim, Heeyoon Kang, Samjin Choi, Hee Joo Lee
Although many methodologies have been developed to identify unknown bacteria, bacterial identification in clinical microbiology remains a complex and time-consuming procedure. To address this problem, we developed a label-free method for rapidly identifying clinically relevant multilocus sequencing typing-verified quinolone-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae strains. We also applied the method to identify three strains from colony samples, ATCC70063 (control), ST11 and ST15; these are the prevalent quinolone-resistant K...
April 20, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
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