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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439403/policy-entrepreneurship-and-policy-networks-in-healthcare-systems-the-case-of-israel-s-pediatric-dentistry-reform
#1
Nissim Cohen, Tuvia Horev
BACKGROUND: Can the entry of a policy entrepreneur challenge the equilibrium of a policy network and promote changes that might clash with the goals of powerful civil-servants and/or interest groups and, if so, why and how? Our goal is to examine two sides of the same coin: how does an in-depth analysis of Israel's dental care reform enrich our understanding of policy networks and policy entrepreneurship? Second, how does the literature on policy networks and policy entrepreneurship help us understand this reform? Based on a theoretical framework that appears in the literature of policy entrepreneurship and policy networks, we analyze the motivations, goals and strategies of the main actors involved in the process of reforming pediatric dental care in Israel...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438095/arcobacter-an-emerging-food-borne-zoonotic-pathogen-its-public-health-concerns-and-advances-in-diagnosis-and-control-a-comprehensive-review
#2
Thadiyam Puram Ramees, Kuldeep Dhama, Kumaragurubaran Karthik, Ramswaroop Singh Rathore, Ashok Kumar, Mani Saminathan, Ruchi Tiwari, Yashpal Singh Malik, Raj Kumar Singh
Arcobacter has emerged as an important food-borne zoonotic pathogen, causing sometimes serious infections in humans and animals. Newer species of Arcobacter are being incessantly emerging (presently 25 species have been identified) with novel information on the evolutionary mechanisms and genetic diversity among different Arcobacter species. These have been reported from chickens, domestic animals (cattle, pigs, sheep, horses, dogs), reptiles (lizards, snakes and chelonians), meat (poultry, pork, goat, lamb, beef, rabbit), vegetables and from humans in different countries...
April 25, 2017: Veterinary Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437721/optimizing-follow-up-and-study-retention-in-the-21st-century-advances-from-the-front-line-in-alcohol-and-tobacco-research
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Lia J Smith, Patrick J McNamara, Andrea C King
AIMS: Longitudinal studies are integral in addiction research but retention of participants over time can be challenging. While statistical algorithms for missing data have advanced, they remain less desirable than collecting actual data with high retention rates. An update to methodological primers with consideration of evolving technology and privacy concerns is needed for 21st century researchers. METHODS: Comprehensive follow-up methodological strategies were conducted in four concurrent laboratory- and intervention-based studies across N=697 drinker and smokers enrolled in studies at the Clinical Addictions Research Laboratory at the University of Chicago...
April 15, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436376/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-symptoms-causes-and-treatment-options-literature-reviev
#4
Radoslav Zamborsky, Milan Kokavec, Lukas Simko, Martin Bohac
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is the most common form of entrapment neuropathy. Several authors have investigated the anatomical and pathophysiological features of CTS and have identified several parameters that, in combination, play a significant role in its pathophysiology. Advancement in biological research on CTS has enabled the advent of efficient diagnostic techniques such as provocative tests and nerve conduction studies. Sophisticated technologies, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasonography (US), have facilitated the diagnosis of CTS...
January 26, 2017: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430919/non-coding-rnas-in-cardiovascular-diseases-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-perspectives
#5
Wolfgang Poller, Stefanie Dimmeler, Stephane Heymans, Tanja Zeller, Jan Haas, Mahir Karakas, David-Manuel Leistner, Philipp Jakob, Shinichi Nakagawa, Stefan Blankenberg, Stefan Engelhardt, Thomas Thum, Christian Weber, Benjamin Meder, Roger Hajjar, Ulf Landmesser
Recent research has demonstrated that the non-coding genome plays a key role in genetic programming and gene regulation during development as well as in health and cardiovascular disease. About 99% of the human genome do not encode proteins, but are transcriptionally active representing a broad spectrum of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) with important regulatory and structural functions. Non-coding RNAs have been identified as critical novel regulators of cardiovascular risk factors and cell functions and are thus important candidates to improve diagnostics and prognosis assessment...
April 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429664/alternative-causes-of-myocardial-ischemia-in-women-an-update-on-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-vasospastic-angina-and-coronary-microvascular-dysfunction
#6
Bina Ahmed, Mark A Creager
Although coronary obstruction due to atherosclerosis is the most common cause of myocardial ischemia, a significant proportion of patients have myocardial ischemia in the absence of obstructive epicardial coronary artery disease (CAD). This finding is more common among women and alternative causes can mediate myocardial ischemia. Abnormalities in vascular structure, alterations in coronary vasomotion and dysfunction of the coronary microcirculation can all cause ischemia in the absence of obstructive CAD due to atherosclerosis...
April 2017: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429075/toward-personalized-management-in-bladder-cancer-the-promise-of-novel-molecular-taxonomy
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REVIEW
Marie-Lisa Eich, Lars Dyrskjøt, George J Netto
Empowered by the recent advances in next generation sequencing and bioinformatics technology, an unprecedented wave of integrated transcriptomic and genomic studies have impacted the field of bladder cancer. These studies not only have confirmed previously charted genetic pathways in bladder cancer development but also have led to the discovery of numerous additional crucial driver genetic alterations. As a result, a novel genomic-based taxonomy is emerging that promises to better define clinically relevant intrinsic subtypes of bladder cancer...
April 21, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428947/update-on-programmed-death-1-and-programmed-death-ligand-1-inhibition-in-the-treatment-of-advanced-or-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#8
REVIEW
Marco A J Iafolla, Rosalyn A Juergens
PURPOSE: Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has a large worldwide prevalence with a high mortality rate. Chemotherapy has offered modest improvements in survival over the past two decades. Immune checkpoint modulation with programmed death-1 (PD-1) or programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) inhibition has shown the promise of changing the future landscape of cancer therapy. This update reviews recent advances in the treatment of NSCLC with immune checkpoint modulation. METHODS: Publications and proceedings were identified from searching PubMed and proceedings from the annual meetings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, European Society for Medical Oncology, and European Lung Cancer Conference...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427506/recent-advances-in-genitourinary-tumors-a-review-focused-on-biology-and-systemic-treatment
#9
REVIEW
Aránzazu González Del Alba, José Ángel Arranz, Javier Puente, María José Méndez-Vidal, Enrique Gallardo, Enrique Grande, Begoña Pérez-Valderrama, Enrique González-Billalabeitia, Martín Lázaro-Quintela, Álvaro Pinto, Nuria Lainez, Josep M Piulats, Emilio Esteban, José Pablo Maroto Rey, Jorge A García, Cristina Suárez
Updated information published up to 2016 regarding major advances in renal cancer, bladder cancer, and prostate cancer is here presented. Based on an ever better understanding of the genetic and molecular alterations that govern the initial pathogenic mechanisms of tumor oncogenesis, an improvement in the characterization and treatment of urologic tumors has been achieved in the past year. According to the Cancer Genome Atlas (ATLAS) project, alterations in the MET pathway are characteristics of type 1 papillary renal cell carcinomas, and activation of NRF2-ARE pathway is associated with the biologically distinct type 2...
May 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427084/long-term-improvement-of-breast-cancer-survivors-quality-of-life-by-a-2-week-group-physical-and-educational-intervention-5-year-update-of-the-pacthe-trial
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Fabrice Kwiatkowski, Marie-Ange Mouret-Reynier, Martine Duclos, François Bridon, Thierry Hanh, Isabelle Van Praagh-Doreau, Armelle Travade, Marie-Paule Vasson, Sylvie Jouvency, Christian Roques, Yves-Jean Bignon
BACKGROUND: The advantages of adapted physical activity and nutritional education (APANE) on breast cancer prognosis and quality of life (QoL) are well known, but long-term results are lacking. METHODS: A randomised controlled trial testing a 2-week intervention in hydrothermal centres including APANE enrolled 251 patients post-chemotherapy. QoL and weight control were significantly improved at 12 months. A 5-year follow-up was performed to evaluate the persistence of improvements...
April 20, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426106/afatinib-versus-gefitinib-in-patients-with-egfr-mutation-positive-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-overall-survival-data-from-the-phase-iib-lux-lung-7-trial
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L Paz-Ares, E-H Tan, K O'Byrne, L Zhang, V Hirsh, M Boyer, J C-H Yang, T Mok, K H Lee, S Lu, Y Shi, D H Lee, J Laskin, D-W Kim, S A Laurie, K Kölbeck, J Fan, N Dodd, A Märten, K Park
Background: In LUX-Lung 7, the irreversible ErbB family blocker, afatinib, significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS), time-to-treatment failure (TTF) and objective response rate (ORR) versus gefitinib in patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Here, we present primary analysis of mature overall survival (OS) data. Patients and methods: LUX-Lung 7 assessed afatinib 40 mg/day versus gefitinib 250 mg/day in treatment-naïve patients with stage IIIb/IV NSCLC and a common EGFR mutation (exon 19 deletion/L858R)...
February 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425690/what-s-new-with-common-genetic-skin-disorders
#12
Janice E Ma, Jennifer L Hand
Familiar genetic disorders such as neurofibromatosis type I (NF1), tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), oculocutaneous albinism (OCA), basal cell nevus syndrome (BCNS), incontinentia pigmenti, ichthyosis, and epidermolysis bullosa (EB) have prominent, cutaneous manifestations. This review describes recent advances in knowledge concerning the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of these skin features. Specifically, clinical diagnostic criteria for incontinentia pigmenti, ichthyosis, and tuberous sclerosis have been updated...
April 20, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424953/treatment-update-of-chronic-migraine
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REVIEW
Soo-Jin Cho, Tae-Jin Song, Min Kyung Chu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Although chronic migraine (CM) is a common disorder that severely impacts patient functioning and quality of life, it is usually underdiagnosed, and treatment responses often remain poor even after diagnosis. In addition, effective treatment options are limited due to the rarity of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) involving patients with CM. In the present review, we discuss updated pharmacological, non-pharmacological, and neurostimulation treatment options for CM...
June 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422784/b-cell-abnormalities-and-impact-on-antibody-response-in-hiv-infection
#14
Alessandra Noto, Giuseppe Pantaleo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of the present review is to provide an update on the current development in the field of broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNabs) and their potential use in the prevention and therapeutic settings, and an evaluation of the B-cell abnormalities that may impair antibody responses in HIV infection. RECENT FINDINGS: Major advances have been achieved in the characterization of bNabs directed against different vulnerable regions of HIV Envelope (Env)...
May 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422773/infections-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#15
Fabiola Atzeni, Ignazio Francesco Masala, Manuela di Franco, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to provide an update concerning recent advances in the evidence- based study of serious infections in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with biological drugs or conventional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), concentrating on studies published in the last 18 months. RECENT FINDINGS: New studies have further strengthened existing evidence relating the use of biological drugs to serious infections...
April 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421360/update-on-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy
#16
REVIEW
Comana Cioroiu, Louis H Weimer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this study was to briefly discuss chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) and detail the most important and most recent chemotherapeutic agents implicated. This review will examine neuropathy mechanisms, risk factors, and clinical patterns; novel and prospective drugs with similar effects that are less well known to neurologists are discussed. RECENT FINDINGS: CIPN is increasingly recognized for its clinical importance and effect on patient quality of life...
June 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421339/small-bowel-adenocarcinoma-complicating-crohn-s-disease-a-single-centre-experience-emphasizing-the-importance-of-screening-for-dysplasia
#17
Chloé Grolleau, Nicolas M Pote, Nathalie S Guedj, Magaly Zappa, Nathalie Theou-Anton, Yoram Bouhnik, Yves Panis, Dominique L Cazals-Hatem
Small bowel adenocarcinoma (SBA) complicating Crohn's disease (CD) is rare and generally found incidentally on surgical specimens. We report our experience in CD-associated SBA observed this last decade in a tertiary referral centre in order to update its incidence, clinical presentation and pathological features. All SBAs diagnosed in patients who underwent surgery for CD between 2006 and 2016 were retrospectively included. Clinico-pathological characteristics were reviewed, and follow-up was updated. SBA was diagnosed in 9 (1...
April 18, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420771/updates-in-hearing-technology
#18
Patricia Johnson
Advances in hearing technology offer patients with hearing loss even better ways to improve communication and quality of life. Hearing devices are more convenient and compatible than ever, with wireless connectivity to smartphones and lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, while improved surgical techniques widen the candidacy for cochlear implants to those with more residual hearing.
March 2017: North Carolina Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418710/lung-cancer-guidelines-in-sweden-denmark-norway-and-finland-a-comparison
#19
Niels Lyhne Christensen, Antti Jekunen, Sebastian Heinonen, Susanne Oksbjerg Dalton, Torben Riis Rasmussen
BACKGROUND: The Nordic countries are similar in terms of demographics and health care organization. Yet there are marked differences in lung cancer mortality, for which Denmark historically has had the poorest outcome. One of several possible reasons for these differences could have to do with how lung cancer is diagnosed and treated in the different Nordic countries. However, among the four most populous Nordic countries: Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland, there is a paucity of knowledge about differences and similarities in recommendations in the national guidelines for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and the methodology by which the guidelines are developed...
April 18, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418607/current-trends-in-quantitative-proteomics-an-update
#20
Huiyan Li, Jun Han, Jingxi Pan, Teng Liu, Carol E Parker, Christoph H Borchers
Proteins can provide insights into biological processes at the functional level, so they are very promising biomarker candidates. The quantification of proteins in biological samples has been routinely used for the diagnosis of diseases and monitoring the treatment. Although large-scale protein quantification in complex samples is still a challenging task, a great amount of effort has been made to advance the technologies that enable quantitative proteomics. Seven years ago, in 2009, we wrote an article about the current trends in quantitative proteomics...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
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