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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679815/dual-docking-robotic-surgical-staging-for-high-risk-endometrial-cancer
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Cécile Loaec, Anne-Sophie Bats, Charlotte Ngo, Caroline Cornou, Léa Rossi, Chérazade Bensaid, Claude Nos, Fabrice Lecuru
OBJECTIVE: The standard of care for patients with high intermediate and high risk endometrial cancer is surgical staging including total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, and pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy. Over the past decade, laparoscopic or robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery has showed many benefits in the management of endometrial cancer. Few studies have specifically assessed the use of minimally invasive surgery for staging of high risk endometrial cancer...
April 16, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679814/prediction-of-recurrent-ectopic-pregnancy-a-five-year-follow-up-cohort-study
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Mohamed Ellaithy, Mufareh Asiri, Ahmed Rateb, Ahmed Altraigey, Khaled Abdallah
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the value of different clinical risk factors in the prediction of recurrent ectopic pregnancies (REP). STUDY DESIGN: This cohort study was carried out at a tertiary-care maternity hospital in Saudi Arabia, between January 2010 and June 2017. All women with a primary ectopic pregnancy (EP) were consecutively recruited, thoroughly assessed and followed up for a minimum duration of five-years (5.6 ± 0.61 years) to diagnose the nature and location of the subsequent pregnancies...
April 10, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679515/the-influence-of-mtor-inhibitors-on-the-incidence-of-cmv-infection-in-high-risk-donor-positive-recipient-negative-d-r-kidney-transplant-recipients
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M P Cristelli, R M Esmeraldo, C Motta Pinto, T V Sandes-Freitas, C Felipe, C F Lobo, L Viana, J Mansur, S Stopa, D W C Santos, P C Grenzi, W F Aguiar, H Tedesco-Silva, J O Medina-Pestana
Several studies and meta-analysis suggest the mTOR inhibitors are associated with reduced incidence of CMV infection after kidney transplantation, although their effects on the high-risk population have not been investigated thoroughly. This retrospective cohort study investigates the association between immunosuppression and CMV infection in D+/R- kidney transplant recipients receiving preemptive therapy. All patients received rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin, tacrolimus, prednisone and azathioprine (AZA), mycophenolate (MPA) or everolimus (EVR)...
April 21, 2018: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679297/animal-models-of-diverticulosis-review-and-recommendations
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Bhavesh Patel, Xiaomei Guo, Jillian Noblet, Sean Chambers, Ghassan S Kassab
Diverticulosis is a structural alteration of the colon tissue characterized by the development of pouch-like structures called diverticula. It afflicts a significant portion of the population in Western countries, with a higher prevalence among the elderly. Diverticulosis is believed to be the result of a synergetic interaction between inherent tissue weakness, diet, colonic microstructure, motility, and genetic factors. A validated etiology has, however, not yet been established. Non-surgical treatment is currently lacking due to this poor understanding, and surgical colon resection is the only long-term solution following recurrent complications...
April 20, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679201/utilization-of-the-21-gene-recurrence-score-in-a-diverse-breast-cancer-patient-population-development-of-a-clinicopathologic-model-to-predict-high-risk-scores-and-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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Ko Un Park, Yalei Chen, Dhananjay Chitale, Sarah Choi, Haythem Ali, S David Nathanson, Jessica Bensenhaver, Erica Proctor, Lindsay Petersen, Randa Loutfi, Alyson Simonds, Marcia Kuklinski, Thomas Doyle, Vrushali Dabak, Kim Cole, Melissa Davis, Lisa Newman
INTRODUCTION: The 21-gene expression profile [Oncotype DX Recurrence Score (RS)] stratifies benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy in hormone receptor (HR)-positive, HER2/neu-negative, node-negative breast cancer. It is not routinely applied to predict neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) response; data in diverse patient populations also are limited. We developed a statistical model based on standard clinicopathologic features to identify high-risk cases (RS > 30) and then evaluated ability of predicted high RS to predict for NACT downstaging...
April 20, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679178/outcomes-following-surgery-in-subgroups-of-comatose-and-very-elderly-patients-with-chronic-subdural-hematoma
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Edward Christopher, Michael T C Poon, Laurence J Glancz, Peter J Hutchinson, Angelos G Kolias, Paul M Brennan
Increasing age and lower pre-operative Glasgow coma score (GCS) are associated with worse outcome after surgery for chronic subdural haematoma (CSDH). Only few studies have quantified outcomes specific to the very elderly or comatose patients. We aim to examine surgical outcomes in these patient groups. We analysed data from a prospective multicentre cohort study, assessing the risk of recurrence, death, and unfavourable functional outcome of very elderly (≥ 90 years) patients and comatose (pre-operative GCS ≤ 8) patients following surgical treatment of CSDH...
April 21, 2018: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679171/pedicled-gastric-seromuscular-patch-for-one-stage-closure-of-a-bronchopleural-fistula-a-case-report
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Jun Suzuki, Hiroyuki Oizumi, Hirohisa Kato, Akira Hamada, Hikaru Watarai, Kenta Nakahashi, Takayuki Sasage, Mitsuaki Sadahiro
BACKGROUND: One-stage closure and fenestration are the available surgical options for bronchopleural fistula (BPF). One-stage closure may be applicable in cases with favorable infection control. Closing the bronchopleural stump is difficult due to thick adhesion caused by inflammation and a high risk of pulmonary artery injury. We report the successful closure of a BPF using a gastric seromuscular patch with an omental pedicle flap. CASE PRESENTATION: A 73-year-old man underwent right lower lobectomy with ND2a-2 lymph node dissection for lung adenocarcinoma...
April 20, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679140/comparison-of-cell-cycle-progression-score-with-two-immunohistochemical-markers-pten-and-ki-67-for-predicting-outcome-in-prostate-cancer-after-radical-prostatectomy
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Priscilla Léon, Geraldine Cancel-Tassin, Sara Drouin, Marie Audouin, Justine Varinot, Eva Comperat, Xavier Cathelineau, François Rozet, Christophe Vaessens, Steven Stone, Julia Reid, Zaina Sangale, Patrick Korman, Morgan Rouprêt, Gaelle Fromond-Hankard, Olivier Cussenot
PURPOSE: Previous studies of the cell cycle progression (CCP) score in surgical specimens of prostate cancer (PCa) in patients treated by radical prostatectomy (RP) demonstrated significant association with time to biochemical recurrence (BCR). In this study, we compared the ability of the CCP score and the expression of PTEN or Ki-67 to predict BCR in a cohort of patients treated by RP. Finally, we constructed the best predictive model for BCR, incorporating biomarkers and relevant clinical variables...
April 20, 2018: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679039/postprandial-glycemic-control-during-gestational-diabetes-pregnancy-predicts-the-risk-of-recurrence
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Naama Schwartz, Manfred S Green, Enav Yefet, Zohar Nachum
In this study we aimed to explore the significance of glycemic control during gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) pregnancy in predicting recurrence as this is unknown. A retrospective population-based cohort study of women with first diagnosed GDM pregnancy was conducted. A total of 426 women with 4,226 glucose charts were obtained. Daily glucose values were collected from the glucose charts. Non-parametric (LOWESS) regression was used to present the glucose measurements along the gestational weeks. The analyses revealed that the 2-hour postprandial levels among women with GDM recurrence were substantially higher throughout gestation (PR = 1...
April 20, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678687/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-multiple-simultaneous-superficial-vein-thrombi
#10
Rishi Chopra, Luis R Leon, Nicos Labropoulos
BACKGROUND: Although unprovoked superficial venous thrombosis (SVT) has traditionally been considered a local, benign disorder, recent studies demonstrate that patients with SVT are at significant risk for deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and other venous thromboembolism (VTE) events. Nevertheless, clinical management remains widely inconsistent. Moreover, patients with multiple, unprovoked SVTs of noncommunicating anatomic sites have not been previously described, and they may be at even increased risk for adverse outcomes...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678525/close-margins-less-than-2-mm-are-not-associated-with-higher-risks-of-10-year-local-recurrence-and-breast-cancer-mortality-compared-with-negative-margins-in-women-treated-with-breast-conserving-therapy
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Susan Tyler, Pauline T Truong, Mary Lesperance, Alan Nichol, Chris Baliski, Rebecca Warburton, Scott Tyldesley
PURPOSE: The 2014 Society of Surgical Oncology-American Society for Radiation Oncology consensus suggested "no ink on tumor" is a sufficient surgical margin for invasive breast cancer treated with breast-conserving surgery (BCS). Whether close margins <2 mm are associated with inferior outcomes remains controversial. This study evaluated 10-year outcomes by margin status in a population-based cohort treated with BCS and adjuvant radiation therapy (RT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: The subjects were 10,863 women with invasive cancer categorized as pT1 to T3, any N, and M0 referred from 2001 to 2011, an era in which the institutional policy was to re-excise close or positive margins, except in select cases...
March 13, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678143/genetic-variants-in-atm-h2afx-and-mre11-genes-and-susceptibility-to-breast-cancer-in-the-polish-population
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Marta Podralska, Iwona Ziółkowska-Suchanek, Magdalena Żurawek, Agnieszka Dzikiewicz-Krawczyk, Ryszard Słomski, Jerzy Nowak, Agnieszka Stembalska, Karolina Pesz, Maria Mosor
BACKGROUND: DNA damage repair is a complex process, which can trigger the development of cancer if disturbed. In this study, we hypothesize a role of variants in the ATM, H2AFX and MRE11 genes in determining breast cancer (BC) susceptibility. METHODS: We examined the whole sequence of the ATM kinase domain and estimated the frequency of founder mutations in the ATM gene (c.5932G > T, c.6095G > A, and c.7630-2A > C) and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in H2AFX (rs643788, rs8551, rs7759, and rs2509049) and MRE11 (rs1061956 and rs2155209) among 315 breast cancer patients and 515 controls...
April 20, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678064/engaging-stakeholders-in-the-design-and-usability-evaluation-of-a-decision-aid-to-improve-secondary-stroke-prevention
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Talya Porat, Zhining Liao, Vasa Curcin
Stroke survivors have a nearly 40% risk of recurrent stroke during the first 10 years. Effective secondary stroke prevention strategies are sub-optimally used, and hence, developing interventions to enable healthcare professionals and stroke survivors to manage risk factors more effectively are required. In this paper we describe the usability evaluation of a decision aid designed in collaboration with stakeholders to reduce the risk of a recurrent stroke. The decision aid was found usable and acceptable by both general practitioners and stroke survivors...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677908/re-the-risk-of-recurrent-urinary-incontinence-requiring-surgery-after-suburethral-sling-removal-for-mesh-complications
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Alan J Wein
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677641/a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-1-year-adjuvant-chemotherapy-with-oral-tegafur-uracil-versus-surgery-alone-in-stage-ii-colon-cancer-sacura-trial
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Chu Matsuda, Megumi Ishiguro, Satoshi Teramukai, Yoshiki Kajiwara, Shoichi Fujii, Yusuke Kinugasa, Yoshihiko Nakamoto, Masanori Kotake, Yoshiyuki Sakamoto, Kiyotaka Kurachi, Atsuyuki Maeda, Koji Komori, Naohiro Tomita, Yasuhiro Shimada, Keiichi Takahashi, Kenjiro Kotake, Masahiko Watanabe, Hidetaka Mochizuki, Yoko Nakagawa, Kenichi Sugihara
BACKGROUND: Efficacy of adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with stage II colon cancer is still controversial. The SACURA trial is a randomised-controlled study evaluating the superiority of 1-year adjuvant treatment with oral tegafur-uracil (UFT) to surgery alone for stage II colon cancer. METHODS: Patients were randomly assigned to the surgery-alone group or UFT group (UFT at 500-600 mg/day for 5 days, followed by 2-day rest, for 1 year). The primary end-point was disease-free survival (DFS)...
April 17, 2018: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676944/integration-of-clinical-variables-for-the-prediction-of-late-distant-recurrence-in-patients-with-estrogen-receptor-positive-breast-cancer-treated-with-5-years-of-endocrine-therapy-cts5
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Mitch Dowsett, Ivana Sestak, Meredith M Regan, Andrew Dodson, Giuseppe Viale, Beat Thürlimann, Marco Colleoni, Jack Cuzick
Purpose Estimating risk of late distant recurrence (DR) is an important goal for managing women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer after 5 years of endocrine treatment without recurrence. We developed and validated a simple clinicopathologic tool (Clinical Treatment Score post-5 years [CTS5]) to estimate residual risk of DR after 5 years of endocrine treatment. Patients and Methods The ATAC (Arimidex, Tamoxifen, Alone or in Combination) data set (N = 4,735) was used to create a prognostic score for post-5-year risk of DR...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676711/-intraoperative-neuromonitoring-in-endocrine-surgery-when-is-it-appropriate
#17
A F Engelsman, E J M Nieveen van Dijkum
The use of intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) in thyroid surgery has steadily increased in recent years. This technique helps to identify different nerves in and around the operation site, such as the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) and the external branch of the superior laryngeal nerve. Particularly in patients who undergo a second operation or a complex procedure for malignancy, the technique's value has been demonstrated. However, in non-complex thyroid operations the risk of vocal cord paresis due to iatrogenic injury of the RLN is 0...
2018: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676690/does-size-matter-investigating-the-optimal-planning-target-volume-margin-for-postoperative-stereotactic-radiosurgery-to-resected-brain-metastases
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Jaymin Jhaveri, Mudit Chowdhary, Xinyan Zhang, Robert H Press, Jeffrey M Switchenko, Matthew J Ferris, Tiffany M Morgan, Justin Roper, Anees Dhabaan, Eric Elder, Bree R Eaton, Jeffrey J Olson, Walter J Curran, Hui-Kuo G Shu, Ian R Crocker, Kirtesh R Patel
OBJECTIVE The optimal margin size in postoperative stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for brain metastases is unknown. Herein, the authors investigated the effect of SRS planning target volume (PTV) margin on local recurrence and symptomatic radiation necrosis postoperatively. METHODS Records of patients who received postoperative LINAC-based SRS for brain metastases between 2006 and 2016 were reviewed and stratified based on PTV margin size (1.0 or > 1.0 mm). Patients were treated using frameless and framed SRS techniques, and both single-fraction and hypofractionated dosing were used based on lesion size...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676168/transnasal-endoscopic-sphenopalatine-artery-ligation-compared-with-embolization-for-intractable-epistaxis-a-long-term-analysis
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G de Bonnecaze, Y Gallois, F Bonneville, S Vergez, B Chaput, E Serrano
Background Transnasal endoscopic sphenopalatine artery ligation (TESPAL) and selective embolization both provide excellent treatment success rate in the management of intractable epistaxis. Few long-term studies comparing these approaches have been previously published. Recommendations often present these techniques as alternatives, but there is no clear consensus. Objective The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the clinical efficacy of sphenopalatine artery ligation versus embolization to control intractable epistaxis...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675486/granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-gene-rs1042658-variant-and-susceptibility-to-idiopathic-recurrent-pregnancy-loss-a-case-control-study
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Mahboobeh Nasiri, Kobra Jahangirizadeh
Background: Granulocyte colony-in stimulating factor ( G-CSF ) gene can be a potential candidate gene implicated recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), a common complication of pregnancy with the prevalence of 1-5% among women of reproductive age. Objective: To investigate the association between rs1042658 polymorphism in the 3' untranslated region (3'UTR) of G-CSF gene and the risk of unexplained RPL among Iranian women. Materials and Methods: In total, 122 women with unexplained RPL and 140 healthy postmenopausal women as a control group were enrolled in this case-control study...
January 2018: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
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