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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334334/mortality-after-endovascular-treatment-of-infrarenal-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-the-newer-the-better
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Aspasia Tzani, Ilias P Doulamis, Ioannis Katsaros, Eirini Martinou, Dimitrios Schizas, Konstantinos P Economopoulos
Although endovascular repair of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (EVAR) presents a delicate alternative treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) with lower perioperative mortality, its long-term efficacy remains a matter of concern. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the currently reported mortality evidence after EVAR and to examine the possible effect of aneurysm status and the study period on mortality rates. The PubMed and Cochrane bibliographical databases were thoroughly searched for studies reporting on more than 1 000 patients with non-ruptured or ruptured infrarenal AAA, treated with EVAR from August 1991 to September 2016...
January 15, 2018: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333408/is-long-term-storage-of-cryopreserved-stem-cells-for-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-worthwhile-exercise-in-developing-countries
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Santhosh Kumar Devadas, Minal Khairnar, Sumathi S Hiregoudar, Shashank Ojha, Sachin Punatar, Alok Gupta, Anant Gokarn, Pallavi Bhole, Sadhana Kannan, Navin Khattry
Background: Stem cell units (SCUs) that are cryopreserved prior to both autologous and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplants (for donor lymphocyte infusion) remain unused or partially used several times, and become an increased burden to blood banks/SCU repositories. Because of the scarcity of data regarding the duration for which the storage is useful, there is no general consensus regarding disposal of SCUs. Methods: We conducted a retrospective audit of SCU utilization in 435 patients who planned to undergo either autologous stem cell transplantation (auto-SCT) (N=239) or allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) (N=196) at a tertiary cancer care center between November 2007 to January 2015...
December 2017: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332322/tumor-immunology-and-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Chi Young Jung, Scott J Antonia
Lung cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers and the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Although progress in the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been made over the past decade, the 5-year survival rate in patients with lung cancer remains only 10%-20%. Obviously, new therapeutic options are required for patients with advanced NSCLC and unmet medical needs. Cancer immunotherapy is an evolving treatment modality that uses a patient's own immune systems to fight cancer...
January 2018: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331971/a-study-protocol-for-a-non-randomised-comparison-trial-evaluating-the-feasibility-and-effectiveness-of-a-mobile-cognitive-behavioural-programme-with-integrated-coaching-for-anxious-adults-in-primary-care
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Eva Szigethy, Francis Solano, Meredith Wallace, Dina L Perry, Lauren Morrell, Kathryn Scott, Megan Jones Bell, Megan Oser
INTRODUCTION: Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) and subclinical GAD are highly prevalent in primary care. Unmanaged anxiety worsens quality of life in patients seen in primary care practices and leads to increased medical utilisation and costs. Programmes that teach patients cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques have been shown to improve anxiety and to prevent the evolution of anxiety symptoms to disorders, but access and engagement have hampered integration of CBT into medical settings...
January 13, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331874/thyroid-hormone-resuscitation-after-brain-death-in-potential-organ-donors-a-primer-for-neurocritical-care-providers-and-narrative-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Ian A Buchanan, Vivek A Mehta
Solid organ transplantation has become a mainstay in the contemporary management of end-stage organ failures fueled by advances in immunosuppression, intensive care and surgical technology. Every year, a vast number of transplantable organs is lost on account of hemodynamic instability in potential brain-dead organ donors. Because of a growing organ shortage, measures that increase total donor supply pools are desperately needed. Thyroid hormone has been identified as an adjunctive therapy in donor management due to its potential for increasing organ supply and is currently endorsed by transplant organizations such as United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)...
January 8, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331855/retrievable-inferior-vena-cava-filters-in-pregnancy-risk-versus-benefit
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REVIEW
David A Crosby, Kevin Ryan, Niall McEniff, Patrick Dicker, Carmen Regan, Caoimhe Lynch, Bridgette Byrne
OBJECTIVE: Venous thromboembolism remains one of the leading causes of maternal mortality in the developed world. Retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters have a role in the prevention of lethal pulmonary emboli when anticoagulation is contraindicated or has failed [1]. It is unclear whether or not the physiological changes in pregnancy influence efficacy and complications of these devices. The decision to place an IVC filter in pregnancy is complex and there is limited information in terms of benefit and risk to the mother...
December 21, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331668/earlier-and-enhanced-rehabilitation-of-mechanically-ventilated-patients-in-critical-care-a-feasibility-randomised-controlled-trial
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David McWilliams, Charlotte Jones, Gemma Atkins, James Hodson, Tony Whitehouse, Tonny Veenith, Emma Reeves, Lauren Cooper, Catherine Snelson
BACKGROUND: Systematic reviews of early rehabilitation within intensive care units have highlighted the need for robust multi-centre randomised controlled trials with longer term follow up. This trial aims to explore the feasibility of earlier and enhanced rehabilitation for patients mechanically ventilated for ≥5days and to assess the impact on possible long term outcome measures for use in a definitive trial. METHODS: Patients admitted to a large UK based intensive care unit and invasively ventilated for ≥5days were randomised to the rehabilitation intervention or standard care on a 1:1 basis, stratified by age and SOFA score...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331599/long-term-reduction-of-seclusion-and-forced-medication-on-a-hospital-wide-level-implementation-of-an-open-door-policy-over-6-years
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L Hochstrasser, D Fröhlich, A R Schneeberger, S Borgwardt, U E Lang, R-D Stieglitz, C G Huber
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric inpatient treatment is increasingly performed in settings with locked doors. However, locked wards have well-known disadvantages and are ethically problematic. In addition, recent data challenges the hypothesis that locked wards provide improved safety over open-door settings regarding suicide, absconding and aggression. Furthermore, there is evidence that the introduction of an open-door policy may lead to short-term reductions in involuntary measures. The aim of this study was to assess if the introduction of an open-door policy is associated with a long-term reduction of the frequency of seclusion and forced medication...
December 11, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331530/a-qualitative-synthesis-of-pharmacist-other-health-professional-and-lay-perspectives-on-the-role-of-community-pharmacy-in-facilitating-care-for-people-with-long-term-conditions
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N J Hall, G Donovan, S Wilkes
BACKGROUND: There is increasing interest in an enhanced role for community pharmacy (CP) in facilitating care for people with long-term conditions (LTCs). It is important to understand the perspectives of stakeholders in order to identify key issues that may impact on future development of the role and related services. OBJECTIVES: Explore pharmacist, other health professional and lay perspectives on the role of CP in facilitating care for people with LTCs. METHODS: Synthesis of qualitative research from UK based studies published between 2007 and January 2017 using a meta-ethnographic interpretative approach...
January 4, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331156/high-hand-contamination-rates-during-norovirus-outbreaks-in-long-term-care-facilities
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Geun Woo Park, Keenan J Williamson, Emilio DeBess, Paul R Cieslak, Nicole Gregoricus, Elizabeth De Nardo, Christopher Fricker, Verónica Costantini, Jan Vinjé
We examined norovirus contamination on hands of ill patients during 12 norovirus outbreaks in 12 long-term care facilities (LTCFs). The higher frequency and norovirus titers on hands of residents compared to hands of heathcare workers highlights the importance of adhering to appropriate hand hygiene practices during norovirus outbreaks in LTCFs. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;1-3.
January 14, 2018: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331046/prevalence-severity-and-risk-factors-for-acute-exacerbations-of-nasal-and-sinus-symptoms-by-chronic-rhinosinusitis-status
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Jordan R Kuiper, Annemarie G Hirsch, Karen Bandeen-Roche, Agnes S Sundaresan, Bruce K Tan, Robert P Schleimer, Robert C Kern, Walter F Stewart, Brian S Schwartz
BACKGROUND: Nasal and sinus symptoms (NSS) are common to many health conditions, including chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Few studies have investigated the occurrence and severity of, and risk factors for, acute exacerbations of NSS (AENSS) by CRS status (current, past, or never met European Position Paper on Rhinosinusitis [EPOS] criteria for CRS). METHODS: Four seasonal questionnaires were mailed to a stratified random sample of Geisinger primary care patients...
January 13, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330852/characteristics-and-intestinal-immunomodulating-activities-of-water-soluble-pectic-polysaccharides-from-chenpi-with-different-storage-periods
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Changcheng Tian, Xu Hui, Jing Li, Zhuo Han
BACKGROUND: Traditional view considers that the long-term stored Chenpi (dried citrus peel) has better health efficacies as compared with the fresh Chenpi, but the detailed mechanism remains obscure. RESULTS: The three water-soluble pectic polysaccharides (CPP1, CPP5 and CPP10) were obtained from one-year, five-year and ten-year Chenpi, respectively, and their physicochemical characteristics and intestinal immunomodulating activities were investigated and compared...
January 13, 2018: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330625/facilitating-adherence-to-endocrine-therapy-in-breast-cancer-stability-and-predictive-power-of-treatment-expectations-in-a-2-year-prospective-study
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Yiqi Pan, Sarah R Heisig, Pia von Blanckenburg, Ute-Susann Albert, Peyman Hadji, Winfried Rief, Yvonne Nestoriuc
PURPOSE: To identify modifiable factors predictive of long-term adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy (AET). METHODS: As part of a 2-year cohort study in primary care (n = 116), we investigated whether initial treatment expectations predict adherence at 24 months after controlling for demographic, medical, and psychosocial variables. Treatment expectations were measured as necessity-concern beliefs, expected side-effect severity, and expected coping with side effects...
January 12, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329918/trends-in-incidence-of-long-term-care-facility-onset-clostridium-difficile-infections-in-10-us-geographic-locations-during-2011-2015
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Alice Y Guh, Yi Mu, James Baggs, Lisa G Winston, Wendy Bamberg, Carol Lyons, Monica M Farley, Lucy E Wilson, Stacy M Holzbauer, Erin C Phipps, Zintars G Beldavs, Marion A Kainer, Maria Karlsson, Dale N Gerding, Ghinwa Dumyati
During 2011-2015, the adjusted long-term-care facility onset Clostridium difficile infection incidence rate in persons aged ≥65 years decreased annually by 17.45% (95% confidence interval, 14.53%-20.43%) across 10 US sites. A concomitant decline in inpatient fluoroquinolone use and the C difficile epidemic strain NAP1/027 among persons aged ≥65 years may have contributed to the decrease in long-term-care facility-onset C difficile infection incidence rate.
January 9, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329881/defining-and-mitigating-the-challenges-of-an-older-and-obese-population-in-minimally-invasive-gynecologic-cancer-surgery
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Andrea R Hagemann, Carolyn K McCourt, Swarup S Varaday, Kathleen N Moore
The incidence of endometrial cancer (EC) is steadily increasing due in large part to an aging world population and rise in rates of obesity. Patients with obesity and advancing age can be seen as vulnerable populations, as they are both often subject to physician bias regarding surgical choices and assumptions regarding long-term outcomes. As we operate on an older and/or obese patient population, it is increasingly important that we adopt peri-operative management strategies and surgical techniques to best serve this complex patient population...
January 9, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329559/simplification-of-medications-prescribed-to-long-term-care-residents-simpler-study-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Janet K Sluggett, Esa Y H Chen, Jenni Ilomäki, Megan Corlis, Sarah N Hilmer, Jan Van Emden, Choon Ean Ooi, Kim-Huong Nguyen, Tracy Comans, Michelle Hogan, Tessa Caporale, Susan Edwards, Lyntara Quirke, Allan Patching, J Simon Bell
BACKGROUND: Complex medication regimens are highly prevalent in residential aged care facilities (RACFs). Strategies to reduce unnecessary complexity may be valuable because complex medication regimens can be burdensome for residents and are costly in terms of nursing time. The aim of this study is to investigate application of a structured process to simplify medication administration in RACFs. METHODS: SImplification of Medications Prescribed to Long-tErm care Residents (SIMPLER) is a non-blinded, matched-pair, cluster randomised controlled trial of a single multidisciplinary intervention to simplify medication regimens...
January 12, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329555/exercise-during-and-after-neoadjuvant-rectal-cancer-treatment-the-exert-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Andria R Morielli, Nawaid Usmani, Normand G Boulé, Diane Severin, Keith Tankel, Tirath Nijjar, Kurian Joseph, Alysa Fairchild, Kerry S Courneya
BACKGROUND: Standard treatment for locally advanced rectal cancer includes 5-6 weeks of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NACRT) followed by total mesorectal excision 6-8 weeks later. NACRT improves local disease control and surgical outcomes but also causes side effects including fatigue, diarrhea, hand-foot syndrome, and physical deconditioning that may impede quality of life (QoL), treatment completion, treatment response, and long-term prognosis. Interventions to improve treatment outcomes and manage side effects that are safe, tolerable and low-cost are highly desirable...
January 12, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329470/-the-epidemiology-of-pressure-ulcer-in-germany-systematic-review
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Tsenka Tomova-Simitchieva, Merve Akdeniz, Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Nils Lahmann, Jan Kottner
BACKROUND: Pressure ulcers are considered as indicators of the quality of care. The aim of this study was to provide a systematic review of the incidence and prevalence of pressure ulcers in Germany between 2010 and 2015. METHODS: The databases PubMed, CINAHL, DIMDI, Web of Science, LIVIVO, Google, Google Scholar, as well as the publishers Springer and the Thieme were searched until the end of February 2016. The extracted data were monitored by two reviewers. A risk of bias assessment was conducted...
January 12, 2018: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329017/amiodarone-a-multi-channel-blocker-enhances-anticonvulsive-effect-of-carbamazepine-in-the-mouse-maximal-electroshock-model
#19
Monika Banach, Monika Popławska, Kinga K Borowicz-Reutt
Cardiac arrhythmia may occur in the course of epilepsy. Simultaneous therapy of the two diseases might be complicated by drug interactions since antiarrhythmic and antiepileptic agents share some molecular targets. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of amiodarone, an antiarrhythmic drug working as a multi-channel blocker, on the protective activity of four classical antiepileptic drugs in the maximal electroshock test in mice. Amiodarone at doses up to 75 mg/kg did not affect the electroconvulsive threshold in mice...
January 5, 2018: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328393/paediatric-virology-and-its-interaction-between-basic-science-and-clinical-practice-review
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Ioannis N Mammas, Anne Greenough, Maria Theodoridou, Anna Kramvis, Maria Rusan, Angeliki Melidou, Paraskevi Korovessi, Georgia Papaioannou, Alexia Papatheodoropoulou, Chryssie Koutsaftiki, Maria Liston, George Sourvinos, Demetrios A Spandidos
The 3rd Workshop on Paediatric Virology, which took place on October 7th, 2017 in Athens, Greece, highlighted the role of breast feeding in the prevention of viral infections during the first years of life. Moreover, it focused on the long-term outcomes of respiratory syncytial virus and rhinovirus infections in prematurely born infants and emphasised the necessity for the development of relevant preventative strategies. Other topics that were covered included the vaccination policy in relation to the migration crisis, mother‑to‑child transmission of hepatitis B and C viruses, vaccination against human papilloma viruses in boys and advances on intranasal live‑attenuated vaccination against influenza...
January 4, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
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