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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454229/somatostatin-receptor-expression-indicates-improved-prognosis-in-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasm-and-octreotide-long-acting-release-is-effective-and-safe-in-chinese-patients-with-advanced-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Yuhong Wang, Wei Wang, Kaizhou Jin, Cheng Fang, Yuan Lin, Ling Xue, Shiting Feng, Zhiwei Zhou, Chenghao Shao, Minhu Chen, Xianjun Yu, Jie Chen
Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasm (GEP-NEN) is known to overexpress somatostatin receptors (SSTRs), most commonly SSTR2 and SSTR5. The expression of SSTRs on tumor cells forms the basis for somatostatin analog treatment of patients with NEN. The present study detected the expression of SSTR2 and SSTR5 in GEP-NEN and investigated the efficacy and safety of octreotide long-acting release (LAR) in the treatment of advanced gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NET) in China. The present study reported that functionality of the pancreas, G1 and G2 grading, NET classification and Tumor-Node-Metastasis stages I and II were associated with higher SSTR2 positive expression...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453824/professional-attitudes-toward-incident-reporting-can-we-measure-and-compare-improvements-in-patient-safety-culture
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Pierfrancesco Tricarico, Luigi Castriotta, Claudio Battistella, Fabrizio Bellomo, Giovanni Cattani, Lucrezia Grillone, Stefania Degan, Daniela De Corti, Silvio Brusaferro
Objective: To establish categories of professionals' attitudes toward incident reporting by analyzing the trends in incident reporting while accounting for general risk indicators. Design: The incident reporting system was evaluated over 6 years. Reporting rates, stratified by year and profession, were estimated using the non-mandatory reported events/full-time equivalent (NM-IR/FTE) rate. Other indicators were collected using the hospital's official database. Staff attitudes toward self-reporting were analyzed...
April 1, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453588/-diverticular-disease-myths-and-realities
#3
Daniela Fluxá, Rodrigo Quera
Diverticulosis and diverticular disease of the colon are common conditions in Western countries. The incidence and prevalence of these diseases are increasing and becoming significant for health systems. A growing body of knowledge is shifting the paradigm of the pathogenesis and treatment of diverticular disease. Low-grade inflammation, altered intestinal microbiota, visceral hypersensitivity, and abnormal colonic motility have been identified as factors leading to diverticular disease. The risk of developing diverticulitis among individuals with diverticulosis is lower than 10 to 25%...
February 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453299/proposed-biosimilar-pegfilgrastim-la-ep2006-compared-with-reference-pegfilgrastim-in-asian-patients-with-breast-cancer-an-exploratory-comparison-from-two-phase-iii-trials
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Nadia Harbeck, Pere Gascon, Clyde M Jones, Allen Nixon, Andriy Krendyukov, Roumen Nakov, Yuhan Li, Kimberly Blackwell
AIM: This is a pooled subgroup analysis of Asian patients enrolled in two Phase III confirmatory studies comparing proposed biosimilar LA-EP2006 with reference pegfilgrastim in women receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer. PATIENTS & METHODS: Women were randomized to LA-EP2006 (n = 90) or reference (n = 84) pegfilgrastim (Neulasta(®), Amgen, Inc., CA, USA) for ≤6 cycles of TAC chemotherapy. Primary end point was duration of severe neutropenia during Cycle 1 (number of consecutive days with absolute neutrophil count <0...
April 28, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449038/real-time-imaging-of-single-neuronal-cell-apoptosis-in-patients-with-glaucoma
#5
Maria F Cordeiro, Eduardo M Normando, M Jorge Cardoso, Serge Miodragovic, Seham Jeylani, Benjamin M Davis, Li Guo, Sebastien Ourselin, Roger A'Hern, Philip A Bloom
Retinal cell apoptosis occurs in many ocular neurodegenerative conditions including glaucoma-the major cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Using a new imaging technique that we have called DARC (detection of apoptosing retinal cells), which until now has only been demonstrated in animal models, we assessed if annexin 5 labelled with fluorescent dye DY-776 (ANX776) could be used safely in humans to identify retinal cell apoptosis. Eight patients with glaucomatous neurodegeneration and evidence of progressive disease, and eight healthy subjects were randomly assigned to intravenous ANX776 doses of 0...
April 26, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448518/clinical-efficacy-and-safety-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplantation-for-osteoarthritis-treatment-a-meta-analysis
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Ma Yubo, Li Yanyan, Li Li, Sun Tao, Lin Bo, Chen Lin
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy and safety of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for the treatment of patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). MATERIALS: We performed a meta-analysis of relevant published clinical studies. An electronic search was conducted for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of MSC-based therapy in knee OA. The visual analogue scale (VAS), International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) form, Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC), Lequesne algofunctional indices (Lequesne), Lysholm knee scale (Lysholm), Tegner activity scale (Tegner) and adverse events (AEs) were evaluated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448071/azathioprine-maintenance-therapy-to-prevent-relapses-in-autoimmune-pancreatitis
#7
Nicolò de Pretis, Antonio Amodio, Laura Bernardoni, Pietro Campagnola, Fabiana Capuano, Suresh T Chari, Stefano Crinò, Armando Gabbrielli, Arianna Massella, Mark Topazian, Luca Frulloni
OBJECTIVES: Steroids are used to induce remission in autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP). Low-dosage steroid therapy or immunosuppressant (IMs) has been proposed as maintenance therapy to prevent AIP relapse. Few and conflicting data have been published on the efficacy of azathioprine (AZA) in preventing AIP relapse. The aim of this study was to evaluate the indication and efficacy of AZA as maintenance therapy to prevent disease relapse in AIP. METHODS: Patients suffering from AIP diagnosed according to the ICDC in type 1, type 2, and not otherwise specified (NOS) were divided in those treated with AZA (AZA(+) group) as maintenance therapy and not treated with maintenance therapy (AZA(-) group)...
April 27, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447864/the-use-of-cyproterone-acetate-ethinyl-estradiol-in-hyperandrogenic-skin-symptoms-a-review
#8
J Bitzer, T Römer, A Lopes da Silva Filho
INTRODUCTION: Hyperandrogenism affects approximately 10-20% of women of reproductive age. Hyperandrogenic skin symptoms such as hirsutism, acne, seborrhea and alopecia are associated with significant quality of life and psychological impairment. Women with abnormalities in androgen metabolism may have accompanying anovulation and/or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), both of which have reproductive and metabolic implications if left untreated. Cyproterone acetate (CPA), combined with ethinylestradiol (EE), is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe acne related to androgen-sensitivity (with or without seborrhea) and/or hirsutism, in women of reproductive age...
April 27, 2017: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447127/bone-adaptation-of-a-biologically-reconstructed-femur-after-ewing-sarcoma-long-term-morphological-and-densitometric-evolution
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Giordano Valente, Fulvia Taddei, Andrea Roncari, Enrico Schileo, Marco Manfrini
Combining bone allografts and vascularized fibular autografts in intercalary reconstructions after resection of bone sarcomas is of particular interest in young patients as it facilitates bone healing and union and helps reduce fractures. However, adverse events related to bone adaptation still occur. Bone adaptation is driven by mechanical loading, but no quantitative biomechanical studies exist that would help surgical planning and rehabilitation. We analyzed the bone adaptation of a successful femoral reconstruction after Ewing sarcoma during 76-month follow-up using a novel methodology that allows CT-based quantification of morphology and density...
April 26, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446522/improving-opioid-safety-practices-in-primary-care-protocol-for-the-development-and-evaluation-of-a-multifaceted-theory-informed-pilot-intervention-for-healthcare-providers
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Pamela Leece, Daniel Z Buchman, Michael Hamilton, Caitlyn Timmings, Yalnee Shantharam, Julia Moore, Andrea D Furlan
INTRODUCTION: In North America, drug overdose deaths are reaching unprecedented levels, largely driven by increasing prescription opioid-related deaths. Despite the development of several opioid guidelines, prescribing behaviours still contribute to poor patient outcomes and societal harm. Factors at the provider and system level may hinder or facilitate the application of evidence-based guidelines; interventions designed to address such factors are needed. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Using implementation science and behaviour change theory, we have planned the development and evaluation of a comprehensive Opioid Self-Assessment Package, designed to increase adherence to the Canadian Opioid Guideline among family physicians...
April 26, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446503/sensitivity-and-specificity-of-cetuximab-irdye800cw-to-identify-regional-metastatic-disease-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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Eben Rosenthal, Lindsay Moore, Kiranya Tipirneni, Esther de Boer, Todd M Stevens, Yolanda E Hartman, William R Carroll, Kurt R Zinn, Jason M Warram
Purpose: Comprehensive cervical lymphadenectomy can be associated with significant morbidity and poor quality of life. This study evaluated the sensitivity and specificity of cetuximab-IRDye800CW to identify metastatic disease in patients with head and neck cancer. <p>Experimental Design: Consenting patients scheduled for curative resection were enrolled in a clinical trial to evaluate the safety and specificity of cetuximab-IRDye800CW. Patients (n=12) received escalating doses of the study drug. Where indicated, cervical lymphadenectomy accompanied primary tumor resection, which occurred 3-7days following intravenous infusion of cetuximab-IRDye800CW...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445806/patient-engagement-at-the-margins-health-care-providers-assessments-of-engagement-and-the-structural-determinants-of-health-in-the-safety-net
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Mark D Fleming, Janet K Shim, Irene Yen, Ariana Thompson-Lastad, Sara Rubin, Meredith Van Natta, Nancy J Burke
Increasing "patient engagement" has become a priority for health care organizations and policy-makers seeking to reduce cost and improve the quality of care. While concepts of patient engagement have proliferated rapidly across health care settings, little is known about how health care providers make use of these concepts in clinical practice. This paper uses 20 months of ethnographic and interview research carried out from 2015 to 2016 to explore how health care providers working at two public, urban, safety-net hospitals in the United States define, discuss, and assess patient engagement...
April 20, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445193/a-pilot-randomized-trial-on-safety-and-efficacy-of-a-novel-topical-combined-inhibitor-of-janus-kinase-1-3-and-spleen-tyrosine-kinase-for-gvhd-associated-ocular-surface-disease
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Ahmad Kheirkhah, Antonio Di Zazzo, Vannarut Satitpitakul, Merle Fernandez, Daniel Magilavy, Reza Dana
PURPOSE: Janus kinase (JAK) and spleen tyrosine kinase (SYK) play critical functions in T-cell activation and in inflammation. Because of their antiinflammatory effects, JAK and SYK inhibitors have recently been evaluated in several immunopathogenic disorders. This pilot study was designed to assess the safety and efficacy of a topical combined JAK/SYK inhibitor, R348, ophthalmic solution for treatment of ocular surface disease in graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). METHODS: This phase 2, double-masked, randomized, pilot trial included 30 patients with ocular surface disease due to GVHD who were randomized to receive topical 0...
April 25, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444624/targeting-ntrk-fusion-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-rationale-and-clinical-evidence
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REVIEW
Biagio Ricciuti, Marta Brambilla, Giulio Metro, Sara Baglivo, Roberta Matocci, Matteo Pirro, Rita Chiari
In the era of personalized medicine, the identification of targetable genetic alterations represented a major step forward in anticancer therapy. NTRK rearrangements represent the molecular driver of a subset of solid tumors, including 3% of non-small-cell lung cancers (NSCLCs). Preliminary data indicate that molecularly selected NSCLC patients harboring NTRK fusions derive an unprecedented clinical benefit from Trk-directed targeted therapies. The aim of this review is to describe the molecular biology of NTRK signaling pathway and to summarize the preclinical data on novel Trk inhibitors, touching upon the clinical development of these inhibitors for the treatment of advanced NSCLC, which have already shown encouraging anticancer activity and acceptable safety profile in early phase I clinical trials...
June 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443681/preventing-the-forgotten-ureteral-stent-by-using-a-mobile-point-of-care-application
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Justin Bradley Ziemba, Wesley Ludwig, Leticia Ruiz, Eduardo Carvalhal, Brian Matlaga
INTRODUCTION: The forgotten ureteral stent (FUS) can lead to patient morbidity. To date, tracking ureteral stents is a cumbersome task, given their high frequency of insertion and variable indwelling times. To simplify this process, an application was developed to track patients with indwelling ureteral stents. We report our initial user-experience and clinical outcomes with this application. METHODS: Ureteral Stent Tracker™ (UST) is a secure, HIPPA compliant, cloud based point-of-care (POC) application...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443351/current-and-future-chemical-therapies-for-treating-anaemia-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#16
Francesco Locatelli, Lucia Del Vecchio, Maria Carmen Luise
Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are not perfect, since they have potential side effects. Iron therapy is also receiving growing attention in recent years. Areas covered: We performed a literature search on PubMed using the following key words: anaemia, chronic kidney disease, HIF stabilisers, sotatercept, actin traps, iron, iron-containing phosphate binders, iron dialysate. We reviewed new drugs that are under clinical development to obtain better safety and activity and/or easier and cheaper manufacturing processes in comparison to available ESAs...
April 26, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443178/driving-safety-after-spinal-surgery-a-systematic-review
#17
REVIEW
Abduljabbar Alhammoud, Kenan Alkhalili, Jack Hannallah, Bashar Ibeche, Sohail Bajammal, Abdul Moeen Baco
This study aimed to assess driving reaction times (DRTs) after spinal surgery to establish a timeframe for safe resumption of driving by the patient postoperatively. The MEDLINE and Google Scholar databases were analyzed according to the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis) Statement for clinical studies that investigated changes in DRTs following cervical and lumbar spinal surgery. Changes in DRTs and patients' clinical presentation, pathology, anatomical level affected, number of spinal levels involved, type of intervention, pain level, and driving skills were assessed...
April 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442836/single-port-laparoscopic-liver-resection-largest-turkish-experience
#18
Ilhan Karabicak, Kagan Karabulut, Savas Yuruker, Tugrul Kesicioglu, Necati Ozen
Single-port laparoscopic surgery has the advantage of a hidden scar and reduced abdominal wall trauma. Although single-port laparoscopic surgery is widely performed for other organs, its application is very limited for liver resection. Here, we report our experience with nine patients who underwent single-port laparoscopic liver resection. Nine patients underwent single-port laparoscopic liver resection for the indications of hydatid cyst, hepatocellular carcinoma, and colorectal cancer liver metastasis. Nine patients were successfully treated with single-port laparoscopic surgery...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442697/when-should-we-give-up-filtration-surgery-indications-techniques-and-results-of-cyclodestruction
#19
Marisse Masis Solano, Guofu Huang, Shan C Lin
PURPOSE: Cyclodestructive procedures are traditionally used in cases of glaucoma that are refractory to medical and surgical therapy. The goal of this chapter is to describe the indications, contraindications, techniques, and pitfalls of cyclodestructive procedures, including transscleral cyclophotocoagulation (TCP), micropulse TCP (MP-TCP), endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation (ECP), and ultrasound cilioplasty. METHODS: A literature search for cyclodestructive techniques was performed, and relevant studies were included for evaluation and review...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442433/electronic-health-record-as-a-research-tool-frequency-of-exposure-to-targeted-clinical-problems-and-health-care-providers-clinical-proficiency
#20
Tim Wysocki, Maria Carmen G Diaz, James H Crutchfield, James P Franciosi, Lloyd N Werk
OBJECTIVES: The Electronic Health Record (EHR) could provide insight into possible decay in health care providers' (HCP) clinical knowledge and cognitive performance. Analyses of the contributions of variables such as frequency of exposure to targeted clinical problems could inform the development and testing of appropriate individualized interventions to mitigate these threats to quality and safety of care. MATERIALS/METHODS: Nine targeted clinical problems (TCP) were selected for further study, and de-identified, aggregated study data were obtained for one calendar year...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
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