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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933410/magnetic-resonance-imaging-patterns-of-treatment-related-toxicity-in-the-pediatric-brain-an-update-and-review-of-the-literature
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Maria Camilla Rossi Espagnet, Luca Pasquini, Antonio Napolitano, Antonella Cacchione, Angela Mastronuzzi, Roberta Caruso, Paolo Tomà, Daniela Longo
Treatment-related neurotoxicity is a potentially life-threatening clinical condition that can represent a diagnostic challenge. Differentiating diagnoses between therapy-associated brain injury and recurrent disease can be difficult, and the immediate recognition of neurotoxicity is crucial to providing correct therapeutic management, ensuring damage reversibility. For these purposes, the knowledge of clinical timing and specific treatment protocols is extremely important for interpreting MRI patterns. Neuroradiologic findings are heterogeneous and sometimes overlapping, representing the compounding effect of the different treatments...
December 9, 2016: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933099/treating-nonsuicidal-self-injury-nssi-in-adolescents-consensus-based-german-guidelines
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Paul L Plener, Romuald Brunner, Jörg M Fegert, Rebecca C Groschwitz, Tina In-Albon, Michael Kaess, Nestor D Kapusta, Franz Resch, Katja Becker
BACKGROUND: Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a frequent and clinically relevant phenomenon in adolescence. Within Europe, Germany has one of the highest prevalence rates in youth with lifetime prevalence ranging between 25 and 35%. However, treatment guidelines for NSSI are not yet available. METHODS: Consensus based clinical guidelines were created by a working group consisting of members of eleven medical, psychological or psychotherapeutic professional national associations, and two members of patient self-help and prevention groups...
2016: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932224/unmet-needs-in-parkinson-s-disease-new-horizons-in-a-changing-landscape
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K Ray Chaudhuri, Roongroj Bhidayasiri, Teus van Laar
The success of levodopa and other classes of drugs have meant that most people with Parkinson's disease enjoy a good quality of life for many years. However, despite the availability of several drugs and formulations that can be used as monotherapy and in combination, there are a number of disease features that the current therapies are unable to address. The disease continues to progress despite treatment, patients suffer from a myriad of motor and non-motor symptoms, and a neuroprotective therapy is urgently required...
December 5, 2016: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931859/contemporary-trends-in-the-management-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-familial-hypercholesterolemia-in-canada-a%C3%A2-prospective-observational-study
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Liam R Brunham, Lubomira Cermakova, Terry Lee, Ida Priecelova, Karine Alloul, Marilyn de Chantal, Gordon A Francis, Jiri Frohlich
BACKGROUND: Heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH) is one of the most common genetic diseases in the world and an important cause of premature cardiovascular (CV) disease. The purpose of this study was to characterize the clinical features, current treatment patterns, and CV outcomes of patients with HeFH in British Columbia, Canada. METHODS: We conducted a longitudinal observational study of patients with HeFH attending a specialized lipid clinic. We collected data on lipid levels, medication use, and CV events at baseline and last follow-up...
September 3, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931835/management-of-patients-with-recurrent-advanced-cervical-cancer-beyond-first-line-platinum-regimens-where-do-we-stand-a-literature-review
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Stergios Boussios, Esmeralda Seraj, George Zarkavelis, Dimitrios Petrakis, Aristomenes Kollas, Aikaterini Kafantari, Abraam Assi, Konstantina Tatsi, Nicholas Pavlidis, George Pentheroudakis
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer affecting women worldwide. Despite advances in screening and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, a significant number of women present with or develop advanced disease. Palliative platinum-based chemotherapy (CT) is the standard first-line treatment for metastatic/recurrent cervical cancer. The prognosis remains poor and effective second line options are urgently needed. METHODS: We searched the English-language medical literature as well as relevant guideline databases, published from January 1981 to December 2015 and identified publications related to cervical cancer and its therapies...
December 2016: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931749/-hereditary-epidermolysis-bullosa-french-national-guidelines-pnds-for-diagnosis-and-treatment
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C Chiaverini, E Bourrat, J Mazereeuw-Hautier, S Hadj-Rabia, C Bodemer, J-P Lacour
Hereditary epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a heterogeneous group of rare genetic diseases characterized by fragile skin and/or mucous membrane, and it may be either local or generalized. It is caused by mutations in genes encoding different proteins involved mainly in the structure and function of the dermal-epidermal junction. Nineteen genes have so far been identified. They are classified by level of skin cleavage (from top to bottom) into four groups: EB simplex, junctional EB, dystrophic EB and Kindler syndrome...
December 5, 2016: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931586/observational-study-of-methotrexate-in-the-treatment-of-bronchiolitis-obliterans-syndrome
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S Sithamparanathan, L Thirugnanasothy, K E Morley, A J Fisher, J L Lordan, G Meachery, G Parry, P A Corris
BACKGROUND: Methotrexate (MTX) is potential change in immunosuppression after lung transplantation that may help to slow down the decline in lung function in bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS). METHODS: We sought to analyze the safety and efficacy of MTX in patients with BOS, by retrospective case review. RESULTS: Thirty lung allograft patients were treated with MTX for BOS after one bilateral lower lobe, nine single, 16 bilateral, and four heart-lung transplants...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931082/pharmacotherapeutic-considerations-for-individuals-with-down-syndrome
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Erik J Hefti, Javier G Blanco
Down syndrome (DS, trisomy 21) is the most common survivable disorder due to aneuploidy. Individuals with DS may experience multiple comorbid health problems including congenital heart defects, endocrine abnormalities, skin and dental problems, seizure disorders, leukemia, dementia, and obesity. These associated conditions may necessitate pharmacotherapeutic management with various drugs. The complex pathobiology of DS may alter drug disposition and drug response in some individuals. For example, reports have documented increased rates of adverse drug reactions in patients with DS treated for leukemia and dementia...
December 8, 2016: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930761/transoral-robotic-surgery-assisted-endoscopy-with-primary-site-detection-and-treatment-in-occult-mucosal-primaries
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Kyle M Hatten, Bert W O'Malley, Andres M Bur, Mihir R Patel, Christopher H Rassekh, Jason G Newman, Steven B Cannady, Ara A Chalian, Benjamin L Hodnett, Alexander Lin, John N Lukens, Roger B Cohen, Joshua M Bauml, Kathleen T Montone, Virginia A Livolsi, Gregory S Weinstein
Importance: Management of cervical lymph node metastasis without a known primary tumor is a diagnostic and treatment challenge for head and neck oncologists. Identification of the occult mucosal primary tumor minimizes the morbidity of treatment. Objective: To analyze the role of transoral robotic surgery (TORS) in facilitating the identification of a primary tumor site for patients presenting with squamous cell carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP). In addition, we assessed treatment deintensification by determining the number of patients who did not undergo definitive radiation therapy and chemotherapy...
December 8, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930573/management-of-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-predominantly-rural-central-china-a-retrospective-observational-study
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You Zhang, Shuyan Yang, Xinyun Liu, Muwei Li, Weidong Zhang, Haiyan Yang, Dayi Hu, Chuanyu Gao, Guangcai Duan
The degree of adherence to current guidelines for clinical management of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is known in developed countries and large Chinese cities, but in predominantly rural areas information is lacking. We assessed the application of early reperfusion therapy for STEMI in secondary and tertiary hospitals in Henan province in central China.Data were retrospectively collected from 5 secondary and 4 tertiary hospitals in Henan concerning STEMI patients treated from January 2011 to January 2012, including management strategy, delay time, and inhospital mortality...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930554/pulsed-radiofrequency-treatment-of-the-superior-hypogastric-plexus-in-an-interstitial-cystitis-patient-with-chronic-pain-and-symptoms-refractory-to-oral-and-intravesical-medications-and-bladder-hydrodistension-a-case-report
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Jong Hae Kim, Eugene Kim, Bong Il Kim
RATIONALE: A variety of therapeutic modalities are available for the treatment of interstitial cystitis. However, among them, the less invasive therapies are usually ineffective, whereas the invasive ones carry potential risks of serious side effects and complications. Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) treatment of the superior hypogastric plexus may be an alternative to conventional treatments, as it provides nondestructive neuromodulation to the superior hypogastric plexus, which transmits the majority of pain signals from the pelvic viscera...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929714/unusual-surprises-in-glaucoma-filtering-surgeries-lessons-learned-and-review-of-literature
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Aparna Rao, Debananda Padhy, Avik Kumar Roy, Sirisha Senthil
PURPOSE: To describe an unusual series of complications after glaucoma filtering surgeries with their clinical findings and outcome after tailored non-conventional modes of therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighteen patients who underwent re-interventions (medical or surgical) after glaucoma filtering surgeries during the period at two tertiary centers, excluding those that required conventional modes of treatment (medical control or re-trabeculectomy, simple wound closure for traumatic wound dehiscence, bleb revision or needling, laser iridotomy), were included...
December 8, 2016: Seminars in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929242/community-acquired-pneumonia-in-adults-diagnosis-and-management
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Alexander Kaysin, Anthony J Viera
Community-acquired pneumonia is a leading cause of death. Risk factors include older age and medical comorbidities. Diagnosis is suggested by a history of cough, dyspnea, pleuritic pain, or acute functional or cognitive decline, with abnormal vital signs (e.g., fever, tachycardia) and lung examination findings. Diagnosis should be confirmed by chest radiography or ultrasonography. Validated prediction scores for pneumonia severity can guide the decision between outpatient and inpatient therapy. Using procalcitonin as a biomarker for severe infection may further assist with risk stratification...
November 1, 2016: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928727/benefits-and-risks-of-long-term-asthma-management-in-children-where-are-we-heading
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Hengameh H Raissy, H William Kelly
International guidelines provide recommendations for a stepwise approach to the management of asthma in children 0-4 years old, 5-11 years old, and adolescents who are treated as adults. Therapy is aimed at two domains of control: current impairment and future risk. The long-term controller medications, inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs), ICSs in combination with long-acting β2 agonists, leukotriene receptor antagonists, and immunomodulators, exhibit different efficacies for these domains. The risk:benefit ratios of the available medications need to be carefully assessed...
December 7, 2016: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928524/review-of-medicinal-remedies-on-hand-eczema-based-on-iranian-traditional-medicine-a-narrative-review-article
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REVIEW
Parvin Mansouri, Aleme Khademi, Daryoush Pahlevan, Zahra Memariani, Jale Aliasl, Laila Shirbeigii
BACKGROUND: Hand Eczema (HE) is a dermatological disorder with frequent relapses and multiple causes such as atopic, allergic and irritant contact dermatitis. The management is complex because of the wide range of different pathogenesis. Efficacy of some of available treatments is not well established and it can affect patients' quality of life significantly. METHODS: Reports on HE such as diagnosis, pathophysiology, pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapy that described in medieval Iranian medicine, were gathered and analyzed from selected medical and pharmaceutical textbooks of Iranian Traditional Medicine (ITM)...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928426/treatment-compliance-of-working-persons-to-high-dose-antimuscarinic-therapies-a-randomized-trial
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Kirill Vladimirovich Kosilov, Sergey Loparev, Irina Kuzina, Olga Shakirova, Nataliya Zhuravskaya, Alexandra Lobodenko
AIM: The aim of this work was to study the factors affecting the stability of working patients in antimuscarinic (AM) drug treatment. BACKGROUND: The prevalence of urge urinary incontinence (UUI) is an average of between 8.2% and 16.0% of the population. UUI is a condition that adversely affects the health-related quality of life. The first-line therapy in managing UUI is AM treatment. METHODS: In 1006 patients between 18 and 60 years old (627 women, 379 men, mean age 69...
August 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927824/immunoglobulin-therapy
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Sarah Louise Johnston, Rob Hollingsworth
Immunoglobulin is an expensive blood product of potentially limited supply used in a wide variety of medical conditions, across a number of specialties. Historically, immunoglobulin has been associated with transmission of blood borne infection (eg hepatitis C). Immunoglobulin use needs to be carefully considered, appropriately prescribed and recorded. The Department of Health, in conjunction with relevant stakeholders, has established a demand management programme to secure immunoglobulin supplies for patients most in need of treatment and to limit use for indications where evidence is lacking...
December 2016: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927823/secondary-antibody-deficiency-causes-and-approach-to-diagnosis
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Sapna Srivastava, Philip Wood
Antibody deficiencies can occur in the context of primary disorders due to inherited genetic defects; however, secondary immune disorders are far more prevalent and can be caused by various diseases and their treatment, certain medications and surgical procedures. Immunoglobulin replacement therapy has been shown to be effective in reducing infections, morbidity and mortality in primary antibody deficiencies but secondary antibody deficiencies are in general poorly defined and there are no guidelines for the management of patients with this condition...
December 2016: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927778/management-of-posterior-glottal-insufficiency-with-use-of-a-buccal-graft
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Samuel N Helman, William Karle, Michael J Pitman
OBJECTIVE: Posterior glottal insufficiency manifests as a rough, breathy voice with poor vocal projection, air hunger, and decreased phonatory efficiency. There are limited medical and surgical therapies. This study reports the use of insetting a buccal mucosa graft into the posterior interarytenoid space to close the posterior glottic gap for phonatory rehabilitation. METHODS: Our study is a retrospective case series of 2 female patients undergoing buccal mucosa graft inset to repair acquired posterior glottic insufficiency as a result of prolonged intubation and laryngeal tuberculosis infection...
December 6, 2016: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926970/management-of-endometriosis-involving-the-urinary-tract
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Mobolaji O Ajao, Jon I Einarsson
Endometriosis is a common cause of infertility and disabling pelvic pain in reproductive age women. The most widely accepted theory of its pathogenesis is the retrograde flow of menstrual products, although extra-abdominal and extrapelvic diagnoses have been made. After the pelvic peritoneum and gynecologic structures, the most commonly affected sites are the lower gastrointestinal and urinary tracts. When the urinary tract is involved, the bladder is the predominant site, followed by the ureters. The focus of this seminar will thus be these two anatomic sites...
December 7, 2016: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine
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