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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937705/interventions-for-treating-genital-chlamydia-trachomatis-infection-in-pregnancy
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Catherine Cluver, Natalia Novikova, David Oa Eriksson, Kevin Bengtsson, Göran K Lingman
BACKGROUND: Genital Chlamydia trachomatis (C.trachomatis) infection may lead to pregnancy complications such as miscarriage, preterm labour, low birthweight, preterm rupture of membranes, increased perinatal mortality, postpartum endometritis, chlamydial conjunctivitis and C.trachomatis pneumonia.This review supersedes a previous review on this topic. OBJECTIVES: To establish the most efficacious and best-tolerated therapy for treatment of genital chlamydial infection in preventing maternal infection and adverse neonatal outcomes...
September 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935034/persistence-with-dabigatran-therapy-at-2%C3%A2-years-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Miney Paquette, Lionel Riou França, Christine Teutsch, Hans-Christoph Diener, Shihai Lu, Sergio J Dubner, Chang Sheng Ma, Kenneth J Rothman, Kristina Zint, Jonathan L Halperin, Menno V Huisman, Gregory Y H Lip, Robby Nieuwlaat
BACKGROUND: Guidelines recommend long-term oral anticoagulation therapy for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Treatment discontinuation rates in vitamin K antagonist (VKA)-treated patients are high but may be lower with non-VKA oral anticoagulant agents. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to describe and explore predictors of dabigatran etexilate persistence in patients with newly diagnosed AF over 2 years of follow-up. METHODS: Consecutive patients newly diagnosed with AF and ≥1 stroke risk factor were followed up for 2 years...
September 26, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934783/serious-adverse-events-associated-with-readmission-through-one-year-after-vertebral-augmentation-with-either-a-polyetheretherketone-implant-or-balloon-kyphoplasty
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Douglas P Beall, Jeffrey D Coe, Mark McIlduff, Daniel Bloch, John Hornberger, Christopher Warner, Sean Tutton
BACKGROUND: The KAST (Kiva Safety and Efficacy) investigation device exempt (IDE) study indicated that the majority of patients responded equally well to vertebral augmentation using either an implant-based approach or balloon kyphoplasty (BK). Additional investigation has suggested that a subset of patients may benefit further by avoiding repeated readmissions due to serious adverse events (SAEs) if they receive one vertebral augmentation approach over another. OBJECTIVES: The primary aim was to assess the effect of 2 different augmentation procedures on readmission rates for SAEs...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933005/human-papillomavirus-in-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-south-eastern-norway-prevalence-genotype-and-survival
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Guro Haugen Fossum, Agnes Kathrine Lie, Peter Jebsen, Lars Erik Sandlie, Jon Mork
The objectives of this study were to assess the prevalence of high-risk human papillomavirus (HR HPV) and survival in all oropharyngeal cancer (OPSCC) patients in a Norwegian population cohort in 2010-2011. Clinical data were retrieved from hospital records. Biopsies from 166 patients were tested for the presence of HR HPV by qualitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR). p16 immunohistochemistry was performed in 138 cases. Survival was compared between groups of patients with tumors positive for HPV16 and other HR HPV genotypes, and patients with HPV negative tumors...
September 20, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932565/unique-distribution-of-programmed-death-ligand-1-pd-l1-expression-in-east-asian-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Yunjian Pan, Difan Zheng, Yuan Li, Xu Cai, Zongli Zheng, Yan Jin, Haichuan Hu, Chao Cheng, Lei Shen, Jian Wang, Hongbin Ji, Yihua Sun, Xiaoyan Zhou, Haiquan Chen
BACKGROUND: To determine the proportion and clinical features of programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression in East Asian non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: PD-L1 expression was assessed by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and tumor proportion score (TPS) with the use of PD-L1 IHC 22C3 antibody (Dako North America) in 108 surgically resected lung squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) and 221 lung adenocarcinomas (LUADs), and was correlated with clinical variables, histologic subtypes, and common driver mutations...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931680/molecular-evolution-of-herpes-simplex-virus-2-complete-genomes-comparison-between-primary-and-recurrent-infections
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Miguel A Minaya, Travis Jensen, Johannes Goll, Maria Korom, Sree H Datla, Robert B Belshe, Lynda A Morrison
Herpes simplex virus (HSV)-1 and -2 are large, double-stranded DNA viruses that cause lifelong persistent infections characterized by periods of quiescence and recurrent disease. How HSV evolves within an infected individual experiencing multiple episodes of reactivation over time is not known. We determined genome sequences of viruses isolated from two subjects in the Herpevac Trial for Women who experienced primary HSV-2 genital disease and compared them with sequences of viruses isolated from the subsequent fifth or sixth episode of recurrent disease in the same individuals...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930010/disease-burden-of-clostridium-difficile-infections-in-adults-hong-kong-china-2006-2014
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Jeffery Ho, Rudin Z W Dai, Thomas N Y Kwong, Xiansong Wang, Lin Zhang, Margaret Ip, Raphael Chan, Peter M K Hawkey, Kelvin L Y Lam, Martin C S Wong, Gary Tse, Matthew T V Chan, Francis K L Chan, Jun Yu, Siew C Ng, Nelson Lee, Justin C Y Wu, Joseph J Y Sung, William K K Wu, Sunny H Wong
Cross-sectional studies suggest an increasing trend in incidence and relatively low recurrence rates of Clostridium difficile infections in Asia than in Europe and North America. The temporal trend of C. difficile infection in Asia is not completely understood. We conducted a territory-wide population-based observational study to investigate the burden and clinical outcomes in Hong Kong, China, over a 9-year period. A total of 15,753 cases were identified, including 14,402 (91.4%) healthcare-associated cases and 817 (5...
October 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925418/mhealth-application-areas-and-technology-combinations-a-comparison-of-literature-from-high-and-low-middle-income-countries
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Haitham Abaza, Michael Marschollek
BACKGROUND: With the continuous and enormous spread of mobile technologies, mHealth has evolved as a new subfield of eHealth. While eHealth is broadly focused on information and communication technologies, mHealth seeks to explore more into mobile devices and wireless communication. Since mobile phone penetration has exceeded other infrastructure in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), mHealth is seen as a promising component to provide pervasive and patient-centered care. OBJECTIVES: The aim of our research work for this paper is to examine the mHealth literature to identify application areas, target diseases, and mHealth service and technology types that are most appropriate for LMICs...
August 8, 2017: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924095/a-comparative-study-of-reference-dosimetries-in-japan-and-canada
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Toru Kawachi, Tetsurou Katayose, Takumi Kodama, Ryouhei Miyasaka, Morihito Shimizu, Hidetoshi Saitoh
In Japan and North America, different dosimetry protocols have been implemented to determine the absorbed dose to water: JSMP Standard Dosimetry 12 and AAPM TG-51 addendum. In this study, Japanese and Canadian reference dosimetries for high energy photon beams were compared theoretically, and then they were verified experimentally. We estimated the theoretical differences of the ion recombination correction factors, the leakage correction factors, the radial dose distribution correction factors, the calibration factors, the beam quality correction factors and the absorbed dose to water...
2017: Japanese Journal of Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920810/newly-described-toxoplasma-gondii-strain-causes-high-mortality-in-red-necked-wallabies-macropus-rufogriseus-in-a-zoo
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Amanda Guthrie, Leah Rooker, Rommel Tan, Richard Gerhold, Karen Trainor, Tiantian Jiang, Chunlei Su
This manuscript describes an outbreak of fatal toxoplasmosis in wallabies. Ten adult red necked wallabies (Macropus rufogriseus) were imported from New Zealand to the Virginia Zoo. Agglutination testing upon admission into quarantine showed all animals to be negative for antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii. Nine of these wallabies died from acute toxoplasmosis within 59-565 (average 224) days after being moved onto exhibit. Clinical signs included lethargy, diarrhea, tachypnea, and ataxia that progressed rapidly; death without premonitory signs occurred in one case...
September 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919011/dabrafenib-plus-trametinib-in-patients-with-previously-untreated-braf-v600e-mutant-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-an-open-label-phase-2-trial
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David Planchard, Egbert F Smit, Harry J M Groen, Julien Mazieres, Benjamin Besse, Åslaug Helland, Vanessa Giannone, Anthony M D'Amelio, Pingkuan Zhang, Bijoyesh Mookerjee, Bruce E Johnson
BACKGROUND: BRAF(V600E) mutation occurs in 1-2% of lung adenocarcinomas and acts as an oncogenic driver. Dabrafenib, alone or combined with trametinib, has shown substantial antitumour activity in patients with previously treated BRAF(V600E)-mutant metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We aimed to assess the activity and safety of dabrafenib plus trametinib treatment in previously untreated patients with BRAF(V600E)-mutant metastatic NSCLC. METHODS: In this phase 2, sequentially enrolled, multicohort, multicentre, non-randomised, open-label study, adults (≥18 years of age) with previously untreated metastatic BRAF(V600E)-mutant NSCLC were enrolled into cohort C from 19 centres in eight countries within North America, Europe, and Asia...
September 8, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916847/endoscopic-resection-of-gastric-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-originating-from-the-muscularis-propria-layer-in-north-america-methods-and-feasibility-data
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Iman Andalib, Daniel Yeoun, Ramesh Reddy, Steve Xie, Shahzad Iqbal
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. In recent years, endoscopic procedures such as endoscopic enucleation (EN) and endoscopic full-thickness resection (EFTR) have been used to resect GISTs. This study aimed to investigate the clinical efficacy, safety, and feasibility of endoscopic resection of GISTs in a North American population. METHODS: A total of 25 patients with gastric submucosal lesions (SML) underwent endoscopic resection from December 2014 to April 2016...
September 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916759/influenza-d-in-italy-towards-a-better-understanding-of-an-emerging-viral-infection-in-swine
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Emanuela Foni, Chiara Chiapponi, Laura Baioni, Irene Zanni, Marianna Merenda, Carlo Rosignoli, Constantinos S Kyriakis, Mario Vittorio Luini, Maria Lucia Mandola, Luca Bolzoni, Arrigo Daniele Nigrelli, Silvia Faccini
Influenza D virus (IDV), a new member of the Orthomyxoviridae family, was first reported in 2011 in swine in Oklahoma, and consequently found in cattle across North America and Eurasia. To investigate the circulation of IDV among pigs in Italy, in the period between June 2015 and May 2016, biomolecular and virological tests were performed on 845 clinical samples collected from 448 pig farms affected by respiratory distress located in the Po Valley. Serological tests were conducted on 3698 swine sera, including archive sera collected in 2009, as well as samples collected in 2015 from the same region...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912384/-fracture-liaison-service-and-osteoporosis-liaison-service
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Hiroshi Hagino
Fracture Liaison Service(FLS)was initiated in the late 1990s in Europe then afterwards spread to North America and Australia. The aim of FLS is to prevent secondary fractures after fragility fractures. Because of its usefulness it has become a global success through proof of its high efficacy and cost-effectiveness. The Japan Osteoporosis Society(JOS)initiated Osteoporosis Liaison Service(OLS)in Japan. FLS and OLS have the same aim-to prevent secondary fractures; however, OSL also aims to prevent primary fractures in clinics and the community...
2017: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911127/nutritional-status-of-children-from-low-income-countries-arriving-in-spain
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Moncef Belhassen-García, Virginia Velasco-Tirado, Amparo Lopez-Bernus, Juan Luis Muñoz Bellido, Antonio Muro, Miguel Cordero, Javier Pardo-Lledias
Background: Nutritional problems, anaemia and infectious diseases are the main causes of morbidity and mortality in children and adolescents in tropical and subtropical areas. The main objective of this study was to determine the nutritional status in children from low-income countries who migrated to Spain and the value of the usual biochemistry markers of nutrition in these children, as well as to evaluate the nutritional status associated with imported infectious diseases. Moreover, we evaluated the association between anaemia and nutrition problems...
September 1, 2017: International Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900986/-consensus-and-controversy-on-subtype-classification-of-gastric-neuroendocrine-neoplasms
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Huangying Tan
Gastric neuroendocrine neoplasms (g-NENs) are a heterogeneous group of tumors. Often silent, g-NENs may however be aggressive and sometimes mimic the course of gastric adenocarcinoma. Well-differentiated gastric neuroendocrine tumors (NET) can be subclassified into 3 distinct groups (type1, type 2 and type 3) according to Neuroendocrine Neoplasm Society (ENETS) guideline version 2006 as well as North America Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS) and National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines. However, since the publication of ENETS guideline version 2012, the subtype classification of g-NENs has been confusing due to the revised definition of type 3 g-NEN in versions 2012 and 2016...
September 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898618/-klebsiella-pneumoniae-from-k1-and-hypervirulent-clone-st23-first-documented-case-in-portugal
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Aida Pereira, Tiago Petrucci, Maria João Simões
The hypervirulent K1 serotype Klebsiella pneumoniae is responsible for a new invasive syndrome, typically associated to hepatic abscesses with extra-hepatic complications. Initially described in Taiwan, it has significantly spread to several Asian countries and more recently to Europe and North America, thus constituting an emerging and global problem. The authors describe a case report of a 64-years-old portuguese caucasian woman without any previous diseases or epidemiological risk factors such as trips or contact with Asian products or population, diagnosed with a pyogenic liver abscess with pleural effusion caused by this hyper-virulent strain...
June 30, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893693/current-status-of-worldwide-use-of-patient-reported-outcome-measures-proms-in-spine-care
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Asdrubal Falavigna, Diego Cassol Dozza, Alisson R Teles, Chung Chek Wong, Giuseppe Barbagallo, Darrel Brodke, Abdulaziz Al-Mutair, Zoher Ghogawala, K Daniel Riew
OBJECTIVES: Patient-reported outcome measures PROMs are the most widely accepted means of measuring outcomes following spine procedures. We sought to determine the current status of worldwide use of PROMs in Latin America (LA), Europe (EU), Asia Pacific (AP), North America (NA), and Middle East (ME) in order to determine the barrier to its full implementation. METHODS: A questionnaire survey was sent by e-mail to members of AOSpine to evaluate their familiarity and use of PROMs instruments, and to assess the barriers to their use in spine care practice in LA, EU, AP, NA, and ME...
September 8, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890784/first-record-of-locally-acquired-human-babesiosis-in-canada-caused-by-babesia-duncani-a-case-report
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John D Scott
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this clinical assessment was to ascertain whether a 70-year-old Canadian patient, who had no history of out-of-country travel, had contracted a Babesia infection. METHODS: The adult human male developed constitutional symptoms, which included sweats, chills, and immobilizing fatigue, and was screened for human babesiosis. Subsequent testing included a complete Babesia panel that consisted of B. microti immunoflourescent antibody IgM and IgG, B...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888674/geographical-variations-in-clinical-presentation-and-outcomes-of-decompressive-surgery-in-patients-with-symptomatic-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy-analysis-of-a-prospective-international-multicenter-cohort-study-of-757-patients
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Michael G Fehlings, Branko Kopjar, Ahmed Ibrahim, Lindsay A Tetreault, Paul M Arnold, Helton Defino, Shashank Sharad Kale, S Tim Yoon, Giuseppe M Barbagallo, Ronald H M Bartels, Qiang Zhou, Alexander R Vaccaro, Mehmet Zileli, Gamaliel Tan, Yasutsugu Yukawa, Darrel S Brodke, Christopher I Shaffrey, Osmar Santos de Moraes, Eric J Woodard, Massimo Scerrati, Masato Tanaka, Tomoaki Toyone, Rick C Sasso, Michael E Janssen, Ziya L Gokaslan, Manuel Alvarado, Ciaran Bolger, Christopher M Bono, Mark B Dekutoski
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM) is a progressive degenerative spine disease and the most common cause of spinal cord impairment in adults worldwide. There is a paucity of studies reporting on regional variations in demographics, clinical presentation, disease causation and surgical effectiveness. PURPOSE: To evaluate differences in demographics, causative pathology, management strategies, surgical outcomes, length of hospital stay and complications across four geographic regions...
September 6, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
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