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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711384/radical-treatment-of-stage-ii-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-with-nonsurgical-approaches-a-multi-institution-report-of-outcomes
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Shaan Dudani, Xiaofu Zhu, Daniel W Yokom, Andrew Yamada, Cheryl Ho, Jason R Pantarotto, Natasha B Leighl, Tinghua Zhang, Paul Wheatley-Price
INTRODUCTION: Standard management of stage II non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is surgery, often followed by adjuvant chemotherapy. However, some patients do not undergo surgery for various reasons. We examined outcomes in this defined patient group. METHODS: We reviewed the records of patients with stage II NSCLC treated nonsurgically with curative intent from 2002 to 2012 across 3 academic cancer centers. Data collected included demographics, comorbidities, staging, treatments, and survival...
June 21, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691141/vinpocetine-inhibits-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-dependent-inflammation-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients
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Fang Zhang, Chen Yan, Changjuan Wei, Yang Yao, Xiaofeng Ma, Zhongying Gong, Shoufeng Liu, Dawei Zang, Jieli Chen, Fu-Dong Shi, Junwei Hao
Immunity and inflammation play critical roles in the pathogenesis of acute ischemic stroke. Therefore, immune intervention, as a new therapeutic strategy, is worthy of exploration. Here, we tested the inflammation modulator, vinpocetine, for its effect on the outcomes of stroke. For this multi-center study, we recruited 60 patients with anterior cerebral circulation occlusion and onset of stroke that had exceeded 4.5 h but lasted less than 48 h. These patients, after random division into two groups, received either standard management alone (controls) or standard management plus vinpocetine (30 mg per day intravenously for 14 consecutive days, Gedeon Richter Plc...
July 9, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671402/laceration-repair-a-practical-approach
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Randall T Forsch, Sahoko H Little, Christa Williams
The goals of laceration repair are to achieve hemostasis and optimal cosmetic results without increasing the risk of infection. Many aspects of laceration repair have not changed over the years, but there is evidence to support some updates to standard management. Studies have been unable to define a "golden period" for which a wound can safely be repaired without increasing risk of infection. Depending on the type of wound, it may be reasonable to close even 18 or more hours after injury. The use of nonsterile gloves during laceration repair does not increase the risk of wound infection compared with sterile gloves...
May 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666184/pregnancy-outcome-in-women-with-epilepsy-in-western-china-a-prospective-hospital-based-study
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Shixu He, Huili Zhu, Xiangmiao Qiu, Xi Zhu, Anjiao Peng, Jianan Duan, Lei Chen
OBJECTIVE: Gaps exist in the diagnosis and treatment of women with epilepsy (WWE) between China and Euro-American countries. We aim to find out and share our experience of the multidisciplinary integrated treatment for WWE. METHODS: We prospectively registered WWE who were diagnosed by both epileptologists and obstetrician in our green way system for the past 5years (2009-2015). Registration information include years of education, epilepsy history, seizure type and frequency, pregnancy and delivery complications, delivery mode, and Apgar score of newborn...
June 27, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664463/therapeutic-potential-of-helminths-in-autoimmune-diseases-helminth-derived-immune-regulators-and-immune-balance
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Meng Wang, Linxiang Wu, Rennan Weng, Weihong Zheng, Zhongdao Wu, Zhiyue Lv
Helminths have accompanied human throughout history by releasing immune-evasion molecules that could counteract an aberrant immune response within the host. In the past decades, helminth infections are becoming less prevalent possibly due to the developed sanitation. Meanwhile, the incidence of autoimmune diseases is increasing, which cannot be exclusively explained by the changes of susceptibility genes. While the hygiene hypothesis casts light on the problem. The infections of helminths are believed to interact with and regulate human immunity with the byproduct of suppressing the autoimmune diseases...
June 29, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664237/surgical-and-minimally-invasive-therapies-for-the-management-of-the-small-renal-mass
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John Withington, Joana B Neves, Ravi Barod
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article aims to summarise recent developments in surgical and minimally invasive therapies in the management of small renal masses (SRMs). RECENT FINDINGS: The incidence of the small renal mass is increasing. Standard management of the SRM is partial nephrectomy. More recently, use of ablative techniques to manage the SRM has been increasing and an exciting array of technical advances is currently being made in the field. Nephron-sparing surgery looks set to become more financially viable with the advent of newer robotic platforms and, potentially, even less invasive with the evaluation of single-port access...
August 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656118/pediatric-ovarian-growing-teratoma-syndrome
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Rebecca M Rentea, Aaron Varghese, Atif Ahmed, Alexander Kats, Michelle Manalang, Tazim Dowlut-McElroy, Richard J Hendrickson
Ovarian immature teratoma is a germ cell tumor that comprises less than 1% of ovarian cancers and is treated with surgical debulking and chemotherapy depending on stage. Growing teratoma syndrome (GTS) is the phenomenon of the growth of mature teratoma elements with normal tumor markers during or following chemotherapy for treatment of a malignant germ cell tumor. These tumors are associated with significant morbidity and mortality due to invasive and compressive growth as well as potential for malignant transformation...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647058/-management-of-multiple-valve-disease
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Z Raissuni, A Abourazzak, L Hara, J Zarzur, M Cherti
Polyvalvular disease is not a rare condition, the lack of specific data for each situation does not allow perfoming standardized management and guidelines. We want to present by this review available data on the management of polyvalvular disease, taking into account different possible associations between the valve lesions.
June 21, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639717/a-prospective-study-on-transvaginal-ultrasound-of-cervical-length-cl-in-the-first-and-second-trimester-in-a-low-risk-population
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C B Wulff, L Rode, S Rosthøj, E Hoseth, O B Petersen, A Tabor
OBJECTIVES: To assess cervical length (CL) longitudinally in the first and second trimester and to determine the proportion of women with a short CL. Further, to assess if women with a short CL at 19-24 weeks could be identified at the combined first-trimester screening (cFTS) at 11-14 weeks in relation to a potential implementation of CL screening in the Danish population. METHODS: We recruited singleton pregnant women attending the combined first-trimester screening from 1 November 2013 to 1 December 2014 to a longitudinal prospective study at three University Hospitals in Denmark...
June 22, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631720/contemporary-management-of-men-with-high-risk-localized-prostate-cancer-in-the-united-states
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A B Weiner, R S Matulewicz, E M Schaeffer, S L Liauw, J M Feinglass, S E Eggener
BACKGROUND: Surgery and radiation-based therapies are standard management options for men with clinically localized high-risk prostate cancer (PCa). Contemporary patterns of care are unknown. We hypothesize the use of surgery has steadily increased in more recent years. METHODS: Using the National Cancer Data Base for 2004-2013, all men diagnosed with high-risk localized PCa were identified using National Comprehensive Cancer Network criteria. Temporal trends in initial management were assessed...
June 20, 2017: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612680/benefits-of-stroke-treatment-delivered-using-a-mobile-stroke-unit-trial
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Jose-Miguel Yamal, Suja S Rajan, Stephanie A Parker, Asha P Jacob, Michael O Gonzalez, Nicole R Gonzales, Ritvij Bowry, Andrew D Barreto, Tzu-Ching Wu, David R Lairson, David Persse, Barbara C Tilley, David Chiu, Jose I Suarez, William J Jones, Andrei Alexandrov, James C Grotta
Rationale Mobile stroke units speed treatment for acute ischemic stroke, thereby possibly improving outcomes. Aim To compare mobile stroke unit and standard management clinical outcomes, healthcare utilization, and cost-effectiveness in tissue plasminogen activator-eligible acute ischemic stroke patients calling 911. Sample size 693. Eighty percent power with 0.05 type I error rate to detect a difference of 0.09 in mean utility-weighted modified Rankin scale between groups. Design Phase III, multicenter, prospective cluster-randomized (mobile stroke unit versus standard management weeks) comparative effectiveness study in tissue plasminogen activator-eligible patients...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612228/pleomorphic-lobular-carcinoma-in-situ-of-the-breast-a-single-institution-experience-with-clinical-follow-up-and-centralized-pathology-review
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Marina De Brot, Starr Koslow Mautner, Shirin Muhsen, Victor P Andrade, Anita Mamtani, Melissa Murray, Dilip Giri, Rita A Sakr, Edi Brogi, Tari A King
PURPOSE: The natural history of pleomorphic lobular carcinoma in situ (PLCIS) remains largely unknown. METHODS: A pathology database search (1995-2012) was performed to identify patients diagnosed with an LCIS variant. Patients with synchronous breast cancer and/or no evidence of pleomorphism were excluded. Original slides were re-evaluated by three pathologists to identify a consensus cohort of PLCIS. Borderline lesions with focal atypia were classified as LCIS with pleomorphic features (LCIS-PF)...
June 13, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591509/-double-pneumotorax-secondary-to-single-proyectile-weapon-one-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Mario Quintero-Amaya, Francisco Flores-Orozco, José Herrera-Maldonado, Jorge Miño-Bernal, Edna López-Morales, Abigail Juárez-Ugalde, Marisol Flores-Gonzaga, Débora Aguilar-Sánchez
BACKGROUND: The 25% of traumatic deaths are due to chest trauma with a mortality of 28%, and closed trauma is the most common mechanism of injury. The use of firearms increases the relative risk of death. The five more frequent specific chest injuries are lung contusion (31.8%), hemothorax/pneumothorax (19.4%), rib fractures (13.2%), and diaphragmatic injury (7.5%). CLINICAL CASE: Patient of 25 years with a single firearm projectile wound in the chest who assisted to the emergency room (ER) with significant respiratory distress and meriting surgical emergency airway, documenting double pneumothorax, aortic laceration and rupture of the trachea, which required management in the ER with bilateral chest tube placement and subsequent surgical repair...
July 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587748/liquid-biopsy-of-pik3ca-mutations-in-cervical-cancer-in-hong-kong-chinese-women
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Tony K H Chung, Tak Hong Cheung, So Fan Yim, Mei Yun Yu, Rossa W K Chiu, Keith W K Lo, Ida P C Lee, Raymond R Y Wong, Kitty K M Lau, Vivian W Wang, Michael J Worley, Kevin M Elias, Stephen J Fiascone, David I Smith, Ross S Berkowitz, Yick Fu Wong
INTRODUCTION: Cervical cancer is the fourth most common female cancer worldwide. The prognosis for women with advanced-stage or recurrent cervical cancer remains poor and response to treatment is variable. Standardized management protocols leave little room for individualization. We report on a novel blood-based liquid biopsy for specific PIK3CA mutations as a clinically useful biomarker in patients with invasive cervical cancer. METHODS: One hundred seventeen Hong Kong Chinese women with primary invasive cervical cancer and their pre-treatment plasma samples were investigated...
June 3, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569598/associations-between-nutritional-parameters-and-clinicopathologic-factors-in-patients-with-gastric-cancer-a-comprehensive-study
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Adam Brewczyński, Beata Jabłońska, Krzysztof Pawlicki
The aim of this study was to assess and analyze the nutritional status of gastric cancer (GC) patients. The analysis included 207 patients with GC treated in a large center of oncology. Patients were divided into two groups according to the cutoff value of the mean prognostic nutritional index (PNI): those with a PNI < 52.78 and those with a PNI ≥ 52.78. The higher PNI was associated with lower age and higher total protein and hemoglobin levels (P < 0.01). The total lymphocyte count (P = 0.02), albumin, total protein and PNI (P < 0...
June 1, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569245/genetic-diagnosis-of-a-chinese-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-2a-family-through-whole-genome-sequencing
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Zhen-Fang DU, Peng-Fei Li, Jian-Qiang Zhao, Zhi-Lie Cao, Feng Li, Ju-Ming Ma, Xiao-Ping Qi
Approximately 98% of patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A (MEN 2A) have an identifiable RET mutation. Prophylactic or early total thyroidectomy or pheochromocytoma/parathyroid removal in patients can be preventative or curative and has become standard management. The general strategy for RET screening on family members at risk is to sequence the most commonly affected exons and, if negative, to extend sequencing to additional exons. However, different families with MEN 2A due to the same RET mutation often have significant variability in the clinical exhibition of disease and aggressiveness of the MTC, which implies additional genetic loci exsit beyond RET coding region...
June 2017: Journal of Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566935/variations-in-echogenicity-in-carotid-and-femoral-atherosclerotic-plaques-with-pycnogenol%C3%A2-%C3%A2-centella-asiatica-supplementation
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Gianni Belcaro, Umberto Cornelli
This registry study evaluated echogenicity of carotid-femoral plaques in asymptomatic subjects with increased oxidative stress and risk factors (mild hypertension, hypercholesterolemia). Supplementation with the combination Pycnogenol-CA (centella asiatica) on the echogenicity of plaques was assessed at 6 months (79 subjects). A standard management (SM) plan was used in all subjects (control of risk factors, lifestyle changes); 36 subjects used the supplements +SM; 43 SM only. The groups were comparable. High-resolution ultrasound evaluated echogenicity and plaque structure...
June 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560900/effect-of-bgm-accuracy-on-the-clinical-performance-of-cgm-an-in-silico-study
#18
Enrique Campos-Náñez, Marc D Breton
BACKGROUND: Standard management of type 1 diabetes (T1D) relies on blood glucose monitoring based on a range of technologies from self-monitoring of blood glucose (BGM) to continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). Even as CGM technology matures, patients utilize BGM for calibration and dosing. The question of how the accuracy of both technologies interact is still not well understood. METHODS: We use a recently developed data-driven simulation approach to characterize the relationship between CGM and BGM accuracy especially how BGM accuracy impacts CGM performance in four different use cases with increasing levels of reliance on twice daily calibrated CGM...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532914/penetrating-bihemispheric-traumatic-brain-injury-a-collective-review-of-gunshot-wounds-to-the-head
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REVIEW
L Turco, D L Cornell, B Phillips
BACKGROUND: Head injuries that cross midline structures of the brain are 'bihemispheric.' Other terms have been used to describe such injuries, but 'bihemispheric' is the most accurate and should be standard nomenclature. Bihemispheric head injuries are associated with higher mortality and morbidity than other penetrating traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Currently, there is a tendency to manage severe gunshot wounds (GSWs) to the head non-operatively, despite reports of improved outcome in military patients treated aggressively...
May 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531281/standard-vs-intensified-management-of-heart-failure-to-reduce-healthcare-costs-results-of-a-multicentre-randomized-controlled-trial
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P A Scuffham, J Ball, J D Horowitz, C Wong, P J Newton, P Macdonald, J McVeigh, A Rischbieth, N Emanuele, M J Carrington, C M Reid, Y K Chan, S Stewart
Aims: To determine if an intensified form of heart failure management programme (INT-HF-MP) based on individual profiling is superior to standard management (SM) in reducing health care costs during 12-month follow-up (primary endpoint). Methods and results: A multicentre randomized trial involving 787 patients (full analysis set) discharged from four tertiary hospitals with chronic HF who were randomized to SM (n = 391) or INT-HF-MP (n = 396). Mean age was 74 ± 12 years, 65% had HF with a reduced ejection fraction (31...
May 20, 2017: European Heart Journal
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