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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223999/two-years-follow-up-of-patients-with-abnormal-uterine-bleeding-after-insertion-of-the-levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-system
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Numan Cim, Sunullah Soysal, Sena Sayan, Begum Yildizhan, Erbil Karaman, Orkun Cetin, Harun Egemen Tolunay, Recep Yildizhan
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) in the long-term treatment of heavy menstrual blood loss in women unrelated to intrauterine pathology. METHODS: One hundred and six parous women aged 33-48 years with recurrent heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) participated in this study. The women were followed up for 24 months and were assessed for intensity of bleeding both for pre- and post-insertion periods. An LNG-IUS was inserted in each patient within 7 days of the start of menstrual flow...
December 8, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223694/atraumatic-versus-conventional-lumbar-puncture-needles-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Siddharth Nath, Alex Koziarz, Jetan H Badhiwala, Waleed Alhazzani, Roman Jaeschke, Sunjay Sharma, Laura Banfield, Ashkan Shoamanesh, Sheila Singh, Farshad Nassiri, Wieslaw Oczkowski, Emilie Belley-Côté, Ray Truant, Kesava Reddy, Maureen O Meade, Forough Farrokhyar, Malgorzata M Bala, Fayez Alshamsi, Mette Krag, Itziar Etxeandia-Ikobaltzeta, Regina Kunz, Osamu Nishida, Charles Matouk, Magdy Selim, Andrew Rhodes, Gregory Hawryluk, Saleh A Almenawer
BACKGROUND: Atraumatic needles have been proposed to lower complication rates after lumbar puncture. However, several surveys indicate that clinical adoption of these needles remains poor. We did a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare patient outcomes after lumbar puncture with atraumatic needles and conventional needles. METHODS: In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we independently searched 13 databases with no language restrictions from inception to Aug 15, 2017, for randomised controlled trials comparing the use of atraumatic needles and conventional needles for any lumbar puncture indication...
December 6, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223646/exploring-the-effects-of-dpp-4-inhibitors-on-the-kidney-from-the-bench-to-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Giuseppe Coppolino, Christian Leporini, Laura Rivoli, Francesco Ursini, Eugenio Donato di Paola, Valeria Cernaro, Franco Arturi, Davide Bolignano, Emilio Russo, Giovambattista De Sarro, Michele Andreucci
Dipeptidyl-peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors are a relatively new class of non-insulin glucose-lowering agents, belonging to the incretin family, which are able to improve glycemic control with a favorable safety profile, since they are associated with a low risk of hypoglycemia, no weight gain, and good tolerability in patients with chronic renal failure. Some experimental and clinical studies suggest that these drugs may exert significant pleiotropic effects, in particular on chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression, but data from clinical trials are still controversial...
December 6, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223366/therapeutic-efficacy-and-safety-of-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplantation-for-liver-cirrhosis-in-chinese-population-a-meta-analysis
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Weiwei Sang, Benji Lv, Ke Li, Yan Lu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Mesenchymal stem cells transfusion has been considered as a promising option for liver cirrhosis (LC). The aim of this study was to systematically evaluate the efficacy and safety of umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (UMSC) combined with traditional supportive therapy (TST) for the treatment of patients with LC. METHODS: Data was extracted from clinical trials published on Web of Science, PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Wanfang and CNKI database...
December 6, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222394/equivalent-favorable-outcomes-possible-after-thrombectomy-for-posterior-circulation-large-vessel-occlusion-compared-with-the-anterior-circulation-the-musc-experience
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Ali Alawieh, Jan Vargas, Raymond D Turner, Aquilla S Turk, M Imran Chaudry, Jonathan Lena, Alejandro Spiotta
INTRODUCTION: In acute ischemic stroke (AIS), posterior circulation large vessel occlusions (LVOs) have been associated with poorer outcomes compared with anterior circulation LVOs. The outcomes of anterior versus posterior circulation thrombectomy for LVOs were compared at a high volume center employing a direct aspiration first pass technique (ADAPT). METHODS: We retrospectively studied a database of AIS cases that underwent ADAPT thrombectomy for LVOs. Cases were grouped by anatomical location of thrombectomy (posterior vs anterior circulation), and analysis was performed on both entire sample size...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222322/inferior-vena-cava-filter-use-and-patient-safety-legacy-or-science
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REVIEW
William Geerts, Rita Selby
There has been a dramatic increase in vena cava filter (VCF) use over the past 20 years in the absence of evidence that filters provide a net patient benefit or are required in most cases. This increase is largely attributable to the availability of retrievable filters and expanded indications, particularly as primary prophylaxis in patients thought to be at high risk of pulmonary embolism. Substantial variability in VCF use, unrelated to patient clinical factors, has been shown between hospitals, from region to region, and among various countries...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222002/impact-of-simulation-based-training-on%C3%A2-radiology-trainee-education-in-ultrasound-guided-breast-biopsies
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Ashley A Roark, Lilian O Ebuoma, Tamara Ortiz-Perez, Karla A Sepulveda, Frederick J Severs, Tao Wang, Ana Paula Benveniste, Emily L Sedgwick
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to determine the impact of a simulation-based ultrasound-guided (USG) breast biopsy training session on radiology trainee procedural knowledge, comfort levels, and overall procedural confidence and anxiety. METHODS: Twenty-one diagnostic radiology residents from a single academic institution were recruited to participate in an USG breast biopsy training session. The residents filled out a questionnaire before and after the training session...
December 5, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221479/in-screw-polymethylmethacrylate-augmented-sacroiliac-screw-for-the-treatment-of-fragility-fractures-of-the-pelvis-a-prospective-observational-study-with-1-year-follow-up
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Andreas Höch, Philipp Pieroh, Ralf Henkelmann, Christoph Josten, Jörg Böhme
BACKGROUND: The incidence of pelvic ring fractures in the elderly significantly increased. Because of persistent pain and immobilization associated with this injury, surgical treatment is recommended. To minimise comorbidities and surgical risk, percutaneous techniques are becoming more relevant. In-screw cement augmentation of sacroiliac screw fixation is a promising procedure; however, clinical follow-up data remain scarce. This study investigated the safety and possible complications of the procedure along with a 1-year follow-up...
December 8, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221216/probiotics-in-14-day-triple-therapy-for-asian-pediatric-patients-with-helicobacter-pylori-infection-a-network-meta-analysis
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Juanjuan Wen, Pailan Peng, Pengfei Chen, Lirong Zeng, Qinghua Pan, Wenbin Wei, Jianhua He
Although 14-day triple therapy has been widely administrated for eradicating Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) in Asia, its antibiotic-associated side effects restrict the effectivity of eradication therapy in pediatric patients. Therefore, a network meta-analysis (NMA) was conducted to compare the efficacy and safety of probiotics supplemented in 14-day triple therapy in Asian pediatric patients. Materials and Methods: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were retrieved comprehensively in electronic databases (such as PubMed, Cochrane library, Embase, CNKI, Wan fang database, VIP database and CBM) until April 2017...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220421/optimal-dose-of-dabigatran-for-the-prevention-of-thromboembolism-with-minimal-bleeding-risk-in-korean-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Ki Hong Lee, Hyung Wook Park, Nuri Lee, Dae Young Hyun, Jumin Won, Sung Sik Oh, Hyuk Jin Park, Yongcheol Kim, Jae Yeong Cho, Min Chul Kim, Doo Sun Sim, Hyun Joo Yoon, Nam Sik Yoon, Kye Hun Kim, Young Joon Hong, Ju Han Kim, Youngkeun Ahn, Myung Ho Jeong, Jong Chun Park, Jeong Gwan Cho
Aims: We aim to determine the optimal dose of dabigatran in Korean patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Methods and results: We analysed 1834 patients with non-valvular AF, classified into a warfarin group (n = 990), dabigatran 150 mg group (D150, n = 294), and 110 mg group (D110, n = 550). The D110 group was further classified into patients concordant (co-D110, n = 367) and patients discordant (di-D110, n = 183) with guidelines to dose reduction...
December 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219048/sodium-oxybate-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-alcohol-withdrawal-syndrome-and-the-maintenance-of-alcohol-abstinence
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Carmen Mannucci, Simona Pichini, Elvira Ventura Spagnolo, Fabrizio Calapai, Sebastiano Gangemi, Michele Navarra, Gioacchino Calapai
BACKGROUND: Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB or sodium oxybate) is both an exogenous and endogenous molecule with neuromodulator properties. In the United States, GHB is an approved drug for the treatment of narcolepsy and narcolepsy with cataplexy in adults. In some European Union countries, sodium oxybate is applied for the treatment of opioid and alcohol withdrawal. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present review was to describe the state of art of the pre-clinical research and the clinical evidence related to GHB used alone or in combination with other treatments in alcohol withdrawal syndrome and alcohol abstinence maintenance...
December 7, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218815/prospective-systemic-risk-analysis-of-the-dispensing-process-in-german-community-pharmacies
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Tatjana Stojković, Olaf Rose, Ronja Woltersdorf, Valentina Marinković, Tanja Manser, Ulrich Jaehde
BACKGROUND: Medicine dispensing represents an error-prone activity, carrying a considerable risk for patients. OBJECTIVE: To prospectively identify and prioritize potential failure modes in the medicine dispensing process as well as to develop corrective actions for patient safety improvement in German community pharmacies. METHOD: Failure mode and effects analysis was performed in 2 community pharmacies in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, in October 2016...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218702/deep-brain-stimulation-for-drug-resistant-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Michael C H Li, Mark J Cook
OBJECTIVES: To review clinical evidence on the antiepileptic effects of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for drug-resistant epilepsy, its safety, and the factors influencing individual outcomes. METHODS: A comprehensive search of the medical literature (PubMed, Medline) was conducted to identify relevant articles investigating DBS therapy for drug-resistant epilepsy. Reference lists of these articles were used to source further articles. RESULTS: Stimulation of the anterior nucleus of the thalamus (ANT) and hippocampus (HC) has been shown to decrease the frequency of refractory seizures...
December 7, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218676/morbidity-and-mortality-from-a-propensity-score-matched-prospective-cohort-study-of-laparoscopic-versus-open-total-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-data-from-a-nationwide-web-based-database
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Tsuyoshi Etoh, Michitaka Honda, Hiraku Kumamaru, Hiroaki Miyata, Kazuhiro Yoshida, Yasuhiro Kodera, Yoshihiro Kakeji, Masafumi Inomata, Hiroyuki Konno, Yasuyuki Seto, Seigo Kitano, Naoki Hiki
BACKGROUND: Controversy persists regarding the technical feasibility of laparoscopic total gastrectomy (LTG), and to our knowledge, no prospective study with a sample size sufficient to investigate its safety has been reported. We aimed to compare the postoperative morbidity and mortality rates in patients undergoing LTG and open total gastrectomy (OTG) for gastric cancer in prospectively enrolled cohort using nationwide web-based registry. METHODS: From August 2014 to July 2015, consecutive patients undergoing LTG or OTG (925 and 1569 patients, respectively) at the participating institutions were enrolled prospectively into the National Clinical Database registration system...
December 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218314/endoscopic-pancreatic-balloon-sphincteroplasty-for-difficult-to-treat-pancreatic-stones-and-strictures-experience-in-80-patients
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Rinkesh Kumar Bansal, Gaurav Kumar Patil, Rajesh Puri, Narendra S Choudhary, Saurabh R Patle, Zubin D Sharma, Randhir Sud
Background and aim:  There is paucity of data about endoscopic pancreatic sphincteroplasty (EPS) after endoscopic pancreatic sphincterotomy (EPST) in the treatment of chronic pancreatitis. The aim of this study was to establish the indications for EPS, complications related to it, and to examine its effectiveness in managing chronic pancreatitis after a year of follow-up. Methods:  We evaluated the safety and efficacy of pancreatic balloon dilation coupled with sphincterotomy for the treatment of chronic pancreatitis...
December 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216196/loss-of-epithelial-markers-is-an-early-event-in-oral-dysplasia-and-is-observed-within-the-safety-margin-of-dysplastic-and-t1-oscc-biopsies
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Zahra Abdalla, Tanya Walsh, Nalin Thakker, Christopher M Ward
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is a highly aggressive cancer that is associated with poor 5-year patient survival. Disease treatment is further compounded by the difficulty in predicting pre-cancerous tissues that will progress to OSCC and the high recurrence rates following surgical resection. Here we have assessed expression of the oral epithelial markers E-cadherin, EMP1 and 5T4 and the pro-invasive N-cadherin proteins using fully characterised antibodies and quantitative immunofluorescence microscopy in normal tissue (NT), fibroepithelial polyp (FEP), low-grade dysplasia (LGD), high-grade dysplasia (HGD), T1 OSCC and T4 OSCC biopsies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215476/clinical-outcomes-of-self-expandable-metal-stents-for-malignant-rectal-obstruction
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Hyun Jung Lee, Sung Pil Hong, Jae Hee Cheon, Tae Il Kim, Won Ho Kim, Soo Jung Park
BACKGROUND: Self-expandable metal stents are widely used to treat malignant colorectal obstruction. However, data on clinical outcomes of stent placement for rectal obstruction specifically are lacking. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the clinical outcomes of self-expandable metal stents in malignant rectal obstruction in comparison with those in left colonic obstruction and to identify factors associated with clinical failure and complication. DESIGN: This was a retrospective study...
January 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215149/pregnancy-outcomes-in-women-on-metformin-for-diabetes-or-other-indications-among-those-seeking-teratology-information-services
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Alice Panchaud, Valentin Rousson, Thierry Vial, Nathalie Bernard, David Baud, Emmanuelle Amar, Marco De Santis, Alessandra Pistelli, Anne Dautriche, Frederique Beau-Salinas, Matteo Cassina, Hannah Dunstan, Anneke Passier, Yusuf Cem Kaplan, Mine Kadioglu Duman, Eva Maňáková, Georgios Eleftheriou, Gil Klinger, Ursula Winterfeld, Laura E Rothuizen, Thierry Buclin, Chantal Csajka, Sonia Hernandez-Diaz
BACKGROUND: Metformin is used to treat type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome associated infertility, and gestational diabetes. Human studies evaluating the safety of metformin in early pregnancy are scarce. METHOD: We evaluated the risk of major birth defects and pregnancy losses in a cohort of pregnant women exposed to metformin during first trimester for different indications relative to a matched unexposed reference group. RESULTS: The risk of major birth defects was 5...
December 7, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214573/post-approval-studies-for-rare-disease-treatments-and-orphan-drugs
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William C Maier, Ronald A Christensen, Patricia Anderson
Drug development involves a multi-stage process of drug discovery, animal studies and human clinical trials to assess the safety and efficacy of new medications. Rare disease drug development involves a much smaller number of affected patients, a predominance of pediatric patients and more complicated disease presentation. Post-approval studies are designed to address several limitations associated with the rare disease clinical trials.National and international regulatory agencies in the US and Europe have adopted similar approaches to requirements post-approval data for rare diseases and orphan drug indications...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214075/air-bubble-technique-for-fundus-visualization-during-vitrectomy-in-aphakia
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Mahmoud Mohamed Farouk, Takeshi Naito, Mohammed Elagouz, Hatem Ammar, Alahmady Hamad Alsmman, Engy Mohamed Mostafa
Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of air bubble technique for vitrectomy in aphakia. Study Design: Prospective interventional uncontrolled case series. Methods: This study included 53 eyes of 53 patients who are phakic and indicated for phacovitrectomy (7 eyes, group 1), aphakic and indicated for vitrectomy (22 eyes, group 2), or underwent unplanned vitrectomy for immediate management of a phacoemulsification surgery complicated by rupture posterior capsule with dropped nucleus, fragments, or IOL (24 eyes, group 3)...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
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