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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232274/from-theory-to-practice-the-diuretic-potential-of-sacubitril-valsartan-a-tale-of-2-patients
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Sabrina M Hormann, Lindsay E Davis, Elizabeth K Pogge
BACKGROUND: Heart failure prevalence continues to rise in the United States causing significant morbidity and mortality and costing billions in healthcare expenditures. Consensus guidelines updated in 2016 recommend an angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitor (ARNi) as a therapeutic option in lieu of an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker for the management of stage C heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). For chronic HFrEF patients with New York Heart Association class II or III symptoms tolerating an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor/angiotensin receptor blocker, a change in therapy to an ARNi is recommended to further reduce morbidity and mortality...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232261/long-chain-omega-3-fatty-acids-and-cancer-any-cause-for-concern
#2
Simona Serini, Gabriella Calviello
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recently, concerns have been raised with regard to the recommended doses of marine long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-omega-3 PUFAs) especially in relation to cancer risk and treatment. There is urgent need to clarify this point. This review considers the most recent evidence related to the potential risk of developing cancer with high LC-omega-3 PUFA intakes, and possible research strategies to better elucidate this matter. RECENT FINDINGS: The latest published recommendations have still highlighted the usefulness of an increased dietary intake of LC-omega-3 PUFAs for the prevention of some cardiovascular diseases...
December 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232171/sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-and-management-of-regional-lymph-nodes-in-melanoma-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-and-society-of-surgical-oncology-clinical-practice-guideline-update
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Sandra L Wong, Mark B Faries, Erin B Kennedy, Sanjiv S Agarwala, Timothy J Akhurst, Charlotte Ariyan, Charles M Balch, Barry S Berman, Alistair Cochran, Keith A Delman, Mark Gorman, John M Kirkwood, Marc D Moncrieff, Jonathan S Zager, Gary H Lyman
Purpose To update the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)-Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) guideline for sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy in melanoma. Methods An ASCO-SSO panel was formed, and a systematic review of the literature was conducted regarding SLN biopsy and completion lymph node dissection (CLND) after a positive sentinel node in patients with melanoma. Results Nine new observational studies, two systematic reviews, and an updated randomized controlled trial of SLN biopsy, as well as two randomized controlled trials of CLND after positive SLN biopsy, were included...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231919/-non-alcoholic-liver-disease-diagnosis-and-treatment
#4
REVIEW
Anna Sarosiekjeznach-Steinhagen, Joanna Ostrowska, Aneta Czerwonogrodzka-Senczyna, Iwona Boniecka
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is currently the most common chronic liver disease in the developed world (15% to 40% of the adult population). Introduction of lifestyle changes including dietary intervention and increased physical activity is most often the first-line treatment and is intended to support not only the treatment of liver disease, but also for diseases associated with obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes and dyslipidemia. In addition to well-known metformin, there are new classes of antidiabetic drugs, including GLP-1analog, SGLT-2 antagonist, pioglitazon...
November 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230595/an-optimized-technique-of-endoscopic-third-ventriculocisternostomy-etv-for-children-with-occlusive-hydrocephalus
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Albert Akramovich Sufianov, Ekkehard M Kasper, Rinat Albertovich Sufianov
In this article, we present an optimized minimally invasive technique of ETV for children with occlusive hydrocephalus. The study comprises of 64 consecutive pediatric cases (34 boys and 30 girls aged from 1 month to 5 years) of occlusive hydrocephalus from various etiologies, which were treated with a modified technique of ETV. Mean clinical follow-up period after ETV was 24.2 ± 3.8 months. Application of the new technique made it possible to significantly reduce the length of the soft tissue incision for access, and the use of upgraded instruments allowed to perform a twist drill hole in the skull to less than half a usual size...
December 11, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229573/merkel-cell-carcinoma-an-update-and-review-part-ii-current-and-future-therapy
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Tiffany L Tello, Kathleen Coggshall, Sue S Yom, Siegrid S Yu
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare neuroendocrine tumor of the skin associated with a high risk of local recurrence and distant metastases. It most commonly occurs on sun-exposed areas of Caucasian patients over the age of 65.1,2 The Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCV) is thought to be responsible for malignant transformation in approximately 80% of cases in the northern hemisphere,3 while ultraviolet radiation induced DNA damage is implicated in MCV-negative tumors.4 The overall incidence of MCC is low, with approximately 1600 cases diagnosed annually in the United States...
December 8, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229454/impact-of-cone-beam-computed-tomography-on-treatment-planning-for-external-cervical-resorption-and-a-novel-axial-slice-based-classification-system
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Kurt B Goodell, Pete Mines, Daniel D Kersten
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to compare treatment plans for external cervical resorption (ECR) developed from periapical (PA) radiographs and cone-beam computed tomographic (CBCT) imaging. The secondary aim of this study was to test a new classification system for ECR based on CBCT axial slice analysis. METHODS: ECR was identified in 56 teeth (47 patients) from a database of 928 CBCT images. Strict exclusion criteria resulted in a sample of 30 ECR teeth (25 patients) and 10 ECR-free control teeth...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229133/risk-factors-associated-with-perioperative-morbidity-and-mortality-following-isolated-tricuspid-valve-replacement
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Jinmiao Chen, Mieradilijiang Abudupataer, Kui Hu, Aikebaier Maimaiti, Shuyang Lu, Lai Wei, Tao Hong, Chunsheng Wang
BACKGROUND: Reports of isolated tricuspid valve replacement (iTVR) are relatively rare. The present study aimed to evaluate independent risk factors of perioperative morbidity and mortality after iTVR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 118 consecutive patients (42 males; mean age, 49.1 ± 12.9 y) who underwent iTVR from May 2003 to April 2016 in our center. The multivariate logistic regression model was used to analyze the independent risk factors associated with perioperative morbidity and mortality following iTVR...
January 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228905/evaluation-of-methods-and-marker-systems-in-genomic-selection-of-oil-palm-elaeis-guineensis-jacq
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Qi Bin Kwong, Chee Keng Teh, Ai Ling Ong, Fook Tim Chew, Sean Mayes, Harikrishna Kulaveerasingam, Martti Tammi, Suat Hui Yeoh, David Ross Appleton, Jennifer Ann Harikrishna
BACKGROUND: Genomic selection (GS) uses genome-wide markers as an attempt to accelerate genetic gain in breeding programs of both animals and plants. This approach is particularly useful for perennial crops such as oil palm, which have long breeding cycles, and for which the optimal method for GS is still under debate. In this study, we evaluated the effect of different marker systems and modeling methods for implementing GS in an introgressed dura family derived from a Deli dura x Nigerian dura (Deli x Nigerian) with 112 individuals...
December 11, 2017: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228859/summary-of-2017-esc-guidelines-on-valvular-heart-disease-peripheral-artery-disease-stemi-and-on-dual-antiplatelet-therapy
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Guy Van Camp, Tine De Backer, Christophe Beauloye, Walter Desmet, Marc J Claeys
During the ESC congress in September 2017 in Barcelona, the new ESC guidelines were presented and are now available on the ESC website. The new guidelines cover management recommendations on following cardiovascular items: valvular heart disease, peripheral artery disease, ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and on dual antiplatelet therapy. The present document gives a summary of these guidelines and highlights the most important recommendations and changes in the management of these diseases. It will help to increase awareness about the new guidelines and may stimulate to consult the full document for specific items...
December 11, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228472/the-epidemiology-of-stroke-in-africa-a-systematic-review-of-existing-methods-and-new-approaches
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Mayowa Owolabi, Paul Olowoyo, Femi Popoola, Daniel Lackland, Carolyn Jenkins, Oyedunni Arulogun, Rufus Akinyemi, Odunayo Akinyemi, Onoja Akpa, Olanrewaju Olaniyan, Ezinne Uvere, Issa Kehinde, Anbesaw Selassie, Mulugeta Gebregziabher, Raelle Tagge, Bruce Ovbiagele
Accurate epidemiological surveillance of the burden of stroke is direly needed to facilitate the development and evaluation of effective interventions in Africa. The authors therefore conducted a systematic review of the methodology of stroke epidemiological studies conducted in Africa from 1970 to 2017 using gold standard criteria obtained from landmark epidemiological publications. Of 1330 articles extracted, only 50 articles were eligible for review grouped under incidence, prevalence, case-fatality, health-related quality of life, and disability-adjusted life-years studies...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228407/-sport-after-total-knee-and-hip-arthroplasty
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Friedrich Boettner, Maximilian F Kasparek, Kilian Rueckl, Christian Liebau
The introduction of new materials and better implant coatings seems to provide the prerequisites for more intense physical activities after total joint arthroplasties of the lower extremity. Despite recent advances in implant design and materials, recommendations for sport after total joint arthroplasty have not been updated over the past 20 years. The introduction of modern uncemented fixation as well as highly cross-linked polyethylene into total hip arthroplasty allow for a more active life-style without an increased risk of loosening or complications...
December 2017: Sportverletzung Sportschaden: Organ der Gesellschaft Für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227955/developing-and-validating-a-perinatal-depression-screening-tool-in-kenya-blending-western-criteria-with-local-idioms-a-mixed-methods-study
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Eric P Green, Hawa Tuli, Edith Kwobah, D Menya, Irene Chesire, Christina Schmidt
BACKGROUND: Routine screening for perinatal depression is not common in most primary health care settings. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force only recently updated their recommendation on depression screening to specifically recommend screening during the pre- and postpartum periods. While practitioners in high-income countries can respond to this new recommendation by implementing one of several existing depression screening tools developed in Western contexts, such as the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) or the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), these tools lack strong evidence of cross-cultural equivalence, validity for case finding, and precision in measuring response to treatment in developing countries...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227719/comparison-of-interactive-video-test-performance-to-overall-class-performance-in-a-biomechanics-course
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Guinevere S Bennett
OBJECTIVE: This study compared interactive video test performance and students' overall class performance. The hypothesis was that there would be a difference in video test performance compared to overall class performance. METHODS: A total of 30 students participated in the pilot study from a master's level biomechanics course. Students completed four interactive video tests using EduCanon; content of videos included base of support, lever systems, scapulohumeral rhythm, and postural analysis...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226732/pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacogenetics-of-anti-tubercular-drugs-a-tool-for-treatment-optimization
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Ilaria Motta, Andrea Calcagno, Stefano Bonora
Introduction WHO global strategy is to end tuberculosis epidemic by 2035. Pharmacokinetic and pharmacogenetic studies are increasingly performed and might confirm their potential role in optimizing treatment outcome in specific settings and populations. Insufficient drug exposure seems to be a relevant factor in tuberculosis outcome and for the risk of phenotypic resistance. Areas Covered This review discusses available pharmacokinetic and pharmacogenetic data of first and second-line antitubercular agents in relation to efficacy and toxicity...
December 10, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226687/validation-of-a-new-scoring-scale-for-behavioral-assessment-of-l-dopa-induced-dyskinesia-in-the-rat-a-new-tool-for-early-decision-making-in-drug-development
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Simon Loiodice, Anne-Sophie Denibaud, Wendy Deffains, Magali Alix, Pierre Montagne, Marine Seffals, Christophe Drieu La Rochelle
The 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-treated non-human primate (NHP) has been described as the most translatable model for experimental reproduction of L-dopa-induced dyskinesia (LID). However, from a drug discovery perspective, the risk associated with investment in this type of model is high due to the time and cost. The 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) rat dyskinesia model is recommended for testing compounds but relies on onerous, and non-standard behavioral rating scales. We sought to develop a simplified and sensitive method aiming at assessing LID in the rat...
December 11, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226141/evaluation-of-immunosuppressive-therapy-use-for-tracheal-transplantation-with-trachea-mimetic-bellows-scaffolds-in-a-rabbit-model
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Jae Yeon Lee, Jeong Hun Park, Soo Jin Son, Mina Han, Gonhyung Kim, Seong Soo Kang, Seok Hwa Choi, Dong-Woo Cho
The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of immunosuppressive therapy with high-dose cyclosporine, high-dose azathioprine, and a combination of low-dose cyclosporine and azathioprine after tracheal reconstruction by using a trachea-mimetic graft of polycaprolactone (PCL) bellows-type scaffold in a rabbit model. Twenty-four healthy New Zealand white rabbits were used in the study. All underwent circumferential tracheal replacement using tissue-engineered tracheal graft, prepared from PCL bellows scaffold reinforced with silicone ring, collagen hydrogel, and human turbinate mesenchymal stromal cell (hTMSC) sheets...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226050/determinants-of-computed-tomography-head-scan-ordering-for-patients-with-low-risk-headache-in-the-emergency-department
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Meaghan J Mackenzie, Rashi Hiranandani, Dongmei Wang, Tak Fung, Eddy Lang
Background Many specialty societies have found that neuroimaging in headache is a low-value intervention for benign presentations. This study describes factors that influence Emergency Room (ER) physicians' adherence to Choosing Wisely (CW) recommendations for low-risk headache patients presenting to Calgary's Emergency Departments (EDs). Emergency medicine has yet to address imaging in headache as a CW topic; however, this study may inform that decision. Methods Data were retrospectively collected for all patients presenting to Calgary EDs with headaches from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2016...
October 9, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225948/collecting-data-for-global-surgical-indicators-a-collaborative-approach-in-the-pacific-region
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REVIEW
Glenn Douglas Guest, Elizabeth McLeod, William R G Perry, Vilami Tangi, Joao Pedro, Ponifasio Ponifasio, Johnny Hedson, Jemesa Tudravu, Douglas Pikacha, Eric Vreede, Basil Leodoro, Noah Tapaua, James Kong, Bwabwa Oten, Deacon Teapa, Stephanie Korin, Leona Wilson, Samson Mesol, Kabiri Tuneti, John G Meara, David A Watters
In 2015, the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery (LCoGS) recommended six surgical metrics to enable countries to measure their surgical and anaesthesia care delivery. These indicators have subsequently been accepted by the World Bank for inclusion in the World Development Indicators. With support from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Pacific Islands Surgical Association, 14 South Pacific countries collaborated to collect the first four of six LCoGS indicators. Thirteen countries collected all four indicators over a 6-month period from October 2015 to April 2016...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225800/recommendations-for-imaging-based-diagnosis-and-management-of-renal-angiomyolipoma-associated-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
#20
REVIEW
María José Buj Pradilla, Teresa Martí Ballesté, Roser Torra, Felipe Villacampa Aubá
Renal angiomyolipomas are found in up to 80% of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) patients. Although these tumours are usually asymptomatic, lesions >3 cm in diameter are prone to bleeding and up to 10% of TSC patients may experience a massive and potentially fatal retroperitoneal haemorrhage. Diagnosis can be complicated because of the initial lack of symptoms and the fat-poor content of atypical renal angiomyolipomas. After diagnosis, tumour growth and the emergence of new tumours must be monitored. Treatment with mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors can reduce tumour size and is indicated in patients with TSC-associated renal angiomyolipomas >3 cm in diameter...
December 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
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