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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927211/a-pivotal-randomized-clinical-trial-evaluating-the-safety-and-effectiveness-of-a-novel-hydrogel-dural-sealant-as-an-adjunct-to-dural-repair
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Michael J Strong, G Alexander West, Henry Woo, Daniel E Couture, John A Wilson, Lorenzo F Munoz, Charles L Rosen, Jeremy D Greenlee, Harry R van Loveren, Mark Iantosca, Clinton J Baird, Mark Smith, Matt McGirt, Jonathan Parish, Anthony L Asher
BACKGROUND: A watertight dural repair is critical to minimizing the risk of postoperative complications secondary to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of a novel hydrogel, Adherus Dural Sealant, when compared with control, DuraSeal Dural Sealant System, as an adjunct to standard methods of dural repair. METHODS: In this 17-center, prospective, randomized clinical trial designed as a noninferiority, single-blinded study, 124 patients received Adherus Dural Sealant (test sealant) and 126 received DuraSeal (control)...
April 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927159/diagnostic-value-of-inflammatory-cell-infiltrates-tumor-stroma-percentage-and-disease-free-survival-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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Katarzyna Jakubowska, Wojciech Kisielewski, Luiza Kańczuga-Koda, Mariusz Koda, Waldemar Famulski
The anticancer immune defense mechanism involves humoral and cellular responses. The main effector mechanisms of antitumor responses involve the following: the activity of cytotoxic T cells; the activation of macrophages and neutrophils; the activity of cytokines secreted by T cells; and natural killer cell activity. Selected cell populations are responsible for the stimulation or suppression of the immune system against tumor cells. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the location, extent and composition of the cellular inflammatory infiltration of tumors in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC)...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927145/bcl2-ki-67-index-predict-survival-in-germinal-center-b-cell-like-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Yun-Long Tang, Yan Zhou, Ling-Ling Cheng, Yong-Zhong Su, Chun-Bin Wang
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. BCL2 apoptosis regulator (BCL2) and marker of proliferation Ki-67 (Ki-67) are established prognostic markers, which have traditionally been assessed separately in DLBCL. However, no studies have evaluated the prognostic value of the combination of BCL2 and Ki-67 index. Thus, the present study aimed to analyze the prognostic value of combination of these two markers. Immunohistochemical analysis was used to assess the expression of BCL2 and Ki-67 in 274 cases of DLBCL...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926883/-etiological-analysis-and-in-vitro-drug-sensitivity-of-bacterial-keratitis-in-northern-china-in-the-period-of-2006-2015
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Y Zhang, Z Q Wang, X G Sun
Objective: To analyze the etiology and drug sensitivity of bacterial keratitis and their changes, and to provide evidence for treatment and drug selection of bacterial keratitis. Methods: Retrospective case series study. From January 2006 to December 2015, corneal specimens suspected of bacterial infection were collected and cultured in Beijing Tongren Eye Center. General information of patients, etiological results and drug sensitivity test results were summarized and analyzed. The Chi-square test and Spearman correlation analysis were performed using SPSS 20...
September 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926867/diabetes-associated-biobanking-more-topical-than-ever
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Katharina Lydia Kynast, Nadine Volk, Thomas Fleming, Esther Herpel
The increasing prevalence of diabetes and its accompanying long-term complications, as well as the associated economic burden, calls for a rapid clinical translation of biomedical research to better valid the physiological relevance of the findings from basic research. To meet this condition, the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1118 has established the first nationwide diabetes-specific Biomaterialbank (BMB) that permanently preserves solid and liquid specimen retro- and prospectively at the Institute of Pathology and Department of Endocrinology of the University Hospital Heidelberg...
September 19, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926839/visualization-of-culprit-perforators-in-anterolateral-pontine-infarction-high-resolution-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
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Sang Hun Lee, Seung Chai Jung, Dong Wha Kang, Sun U Kwon, Jong S Kim
BACKGROUND: The stroke mechanism for anterolateral pontine infarction (ALPI) is poorly understood. We aimed to investigate the perforator arteries relevant to ALPI using high-resolution MRI (HR-MRI). METHODS: Of 62 patients with ALPI who were admitted to the Asan Medical Center, 13 patients agreed to participate in this study. We used HR-MRI with a 3-Tesla scanner and assessed the perforating branches directly connected with the infarcted area. RESULTS: Perforating arteries penetrating ALPI were identified in all 13 patients...
September 19, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926733/epidemiology-of-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-in-basrah-southern-iraq-a-retrospective-study
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Dhaighum Almahfoodh, Majid Alabbood, Ahmed Alali, Abbas Mansour
AIMS: To investigate the epidemiology of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) in Basrah city, Southern Iraq, between 2012 and 2016 among people 0-40year old. METHODS: This was a retrospective data analysis of electronic archives for patients with T1DM registered in Faiha Specialized Diabetes, Endocrine, and Metabolism Center (FDEMC), which is a tertiary referring Center in Basrah. The data include electronic database from August 2008 to February 2016. Incidence and prevalence rates are expressed per 100,000...
September 5, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926572/automatic-initial-and-final-segmentation-in-cleft-palate-speech-of-mandarin-speakers
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Ling He, Yin Liu, Heng Yin, Junpeng Zhang, Jing Zhang, Jiang Zhang
The speech unit segmentation is an important pre-processing step in the analysis of cleft palate speech. In Mandarin, one syllable is composed of two parts: initial and final. In cleft palate speech, the resonance disorders occur at the finals and the voiced initials, while the articulation disorders occur at the unvoiced initials. Thus, the initials and finals are the minimum speech units, which could reflect the characteristics of cleft palate speech disorders. In this work, an automatic initial/final segmentation method is proposed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926571/whole-genome-sequencing-illuminates-the-evolution-and-spread-of-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-southwest-nigeria
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Madikay Senghore, Jacob Otu, Adam Witney, Florian Gehre, Emma L Doughty, Gemma L Kay, Phillip Butcher, Kayode Salako, Aderemi Kehinde, Nneka Onyejepu, Emmanuel Idigbe, Tumani Corrah, Bouke de Jong, Mark J Pallen, Martin Antonio
Nigeria has an emerging problem with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Whole-genome sequencing was used to understand the epidemiology of tuberculosis and genetics of multi-drug resistance among patients from two tertiary referral centers in Southwest Nigeria. In line with previous molecular epidemiology studies, most isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from this dataset belonged to the Cameroon clade within the Euro-American lineage. Phylogenetic analysis showed this clade was undergoing clonal expansion in this region, and suggests that it was involved in community transmission of sensitive and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926523/familial-mediterranean-fever-is-associated-with-increased-mortality-after-kidney-transplantation-a-19-years-single-center-experience
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Hefziba Green, Shelly Lichtenberg, Ruth Rahamimov, Avi Livneh, Avry Chagnac, Eytan Mor, Benaya Rozen-Zvi
BACKGROUND: Current data regarding the outcome of kidney transplantation in patients with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) who reach end-stage renal disease (ESRD) due to reactive amyloidosis A (AA) are scarce and inconclusive. METHODS: The outcomes of 20 patients with FMF and biopsy-proven AA amyloidosis that were transplanted between 1995 and 2014 were compared with 82 control patients (32 with diabetes mellitus and 50 with nondiabetic kidney disease). Major outcome data included overall patient and graft survivals...
October 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926500/occipital-lobe-and-posterior-cingulate-perfusion-in-the-prediction-of-dementia-with-lewy-body-pathology-in-a-clinical-sample
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Angus M J Prosser, Livia Tossici-Bolt, Christopher M Kipps
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic value of occipital lobe and posterior cingulate perfusion in predicting dopamine transporter imaging outcome using a quantitative measure of analysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In total, 99 patients with cognitive complaints who had undergone both technetium-99m-hexamethylpropyleneamine oxime single-photon emission computed tomography (Tc-HMPAO SPECT) and I ioflupane (I-FP-CIT also called DaTSCAN) imaging in a dementia diagnostic center were analyzed...
September 18, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926499/sharing-clinical-notes-with-patients
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Catherine T Fant, Deborah S Adelman
Patient portals are access points to patient information, meeting Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services incentives. Providing patients with access to clinical notes has garnered positive feedback with few concerns. This article addresses the latest literature on patient access to clinical notes and offers suggestions for NPs in their use.
October 18, 2017: Nurse Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926487/the-frequency-of-nonaccidental-trauma-in-children-under-the-age-of-3-years-with-femur-fractures-is-there-a-better-cutoff-point-for-universal-workups
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Jochen P Son-Hing, Z Deniz Olgun
The purpose of this study was to evaluate narrower age groups in children aged 0-4 years to determine whether guidelines should be refined when investigating femur fractures for nonaccidental trauma (NAT). This was a retrospective review of the pediatric trauma database at our level 1 pediatric trauma center. The database was examined from 2009 to present. We examined rates of NAT in the less than or equal to 12-month, 13-24-month, 25-36-month, and 37-48-month age groups. χ was used to compare rates of NAT between these groups, and P less than 0...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926423/a-noninterventional-multicenter-prospective-phase-iv-study-of-trabectedin-in-patients-with-advanced-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Angela Buonadonna, Charlotte Benson, Jose Casanova, Bernd Kasper, Antonio López Pousa, Filomena Mazzeo, Thomas Brodowicz, Nicolas Penel
This prospective, noninterventional study is the first phase IV trial designed to evaluate trabectedin in patients with advanced soft tissue sarcoma in real-life clinical practice across Europe. To be included in the study, patients must have received more than or equal to one cycle of trabectedin and be currently on treatment. The primary endpoint was progression-free survival as defined by investigators. The secondary endpoints included objective response rate, disease control rate, time to progression and the growth modulation index (GMI), overall survival, and an assessment of the cancer-related symptoms and safety...
September 18, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926382/blood-metal-ion-thresholds-to-identify-patients-with-metal-on-metal-hip-implants-at-risk-of-adverse-reactions-to-metal-debris-an-external-multicenter-validation-study-of-birmingham-hip-resurfacing-and-corail-pinnacle-implants
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Gulraj S Matharu, Fiona Berryman, Andrew Judge, Aleksi Reito, Jamie McConnell, Olli Lainiala, Stephen Young, Antti Eskelinen, Hemant G Pandit, David W Murray
BACKGROUND: The authors of recent studies have reported newly devised implant-specific blood metal ion thresholds to predict adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD) in patients who have undergone unilateral or bilateral metal-on-metal (MoM) hip arthroplasty. These thresholds were most effective for identifying patients at low risk of ARMD. We investigated whether these newly devised blood metal ion thresholds could effectively identify patients at risk of ARMD after MoM hip arthroplasty in an external cohort of patients...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926379/tendon-length-calf-muscle-atrophy-and-strength-deficit-after-acute-achilles-tendon-rupture-long-term-follow-up-of-patients-in-a-previous-study
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Juuso Heikkinen, Iikka Lantto, Juuso Piilonen, Tapio Flinkkilä, Pasi Ohtonen, Pertti Siira, Vesa Laine, Jaakko Niinimäki, Ari Pajala, Juhana Leppilahti
BACKGROUND: In this prospective study, we used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to assess long-term Achilles tendon length, calf muscle volume, and muscle fatty degeneration after surgery for acute Achilles tendon rupture. METHODS: From 1998 to 2001, 60 patients at our center underwent surgery for acute Achilles tendon rupture followed by early functional postoperative rehabilitation. Fifty-five patients were reexamined after a minimum duration of follow-up of 13 years (mean, 14 years), and 52 of them were included in the present study...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926349/a-nurse-led-care-program-for-breast-cancer-patients-in-a-chemotherapy-day-center-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Xiao Bin Lai, Shirley Siu Yin Ching, Frances Kam Yuet Wong, Carenx Wai Yee Leung, Lai Ha Lee, Jessica Shuk Yin Wong, Yim Fan Lo
BACKGROUND: Healthcare providers are facing the challenge of helping cancer patients cope with the impact of outpatient-based chemotherapy. A nurse-led care program was proposed to address this challenge. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the effects of a nurse-led care program for patients receiving outpatient-based chemotherapy. METHODS: This was a single-center, open-label, 2-arm parallel trial with equal randomization (NCT02228200)...
September 19, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926299/evidence-based-medicine-in-otolaryngology-part-6-patient-reported-outcomes-in-clinical-practice
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Thomas L Carroll, Stella E Lee, Robin Lindsay, Drew Locandro, Gregory W Randolph, Jennifer J Shin
The assessment of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in the outpatient setting is gaining momentum in clinical and research venues. Implementing this data capture into one's practice, however, is not a one-size-fits-all venture, and it is critical to determine when, how, and where to include these patient-centered assessments. This installment of the "Evidence-Based Medicine in Otolaryngology" series provides insight into the implementation process and experiences with successful incorporation of PROMs into clinical practice...
September 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926295/efficacy-and-safety-assessment-of-acute-sports-related-traumatic-soft-tissue-injuries-using-a-new-ibuprofen-medicated-plaster-results-from-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Hans-Georg Predel, Mark P Connolly, Aomesh Bhatt, Bruno Giannetti
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy and safety of a recently developed ibuprofen medicated plaster in the treatment of acute sports impact injuries/contusions. METHODS: In this double-blind, multi-center, placebo-controlled, parallel group, phase 3 study (EudraCT Number: 2012-003257-2) patients (n=132; ages 18 to 60 years) diagnosed with acute sports-related traumatic blunt soft tissue injury/contusion to the upper or lower limbs were randomized to receive either ibuprofen 200 mg plaster (n=64) or placebo plaster (n=68)...
September 19, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926171/biliary-reconstructive-techniques-and-associated-anatomic-variants-in-adult-living-donor-liver-transplants-the-a2all-experience
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Talia B Baker, Michael A Zimmerman, Nathan P Goodrich, Benjamin Samstein, Elizabeth A Pomfret, James J Pomposelli, Brenda W Gillespie, Carl L Berg, Jean C Emond, Robert M Merion
INTRODUCTION: Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is a technically demanding endeavor, requiring command of the complex anatomy of partial liver grafts. We examined the influence of anatomic variation and reconstruction technique on surgical outcomes and graft survival in the nine-center A2ALL Study. METHODS: Data from 272 adult LDLT recipients (2011-2015) included details on anatomic characteristics and types of intraoperative biliary reconstruction. Associations were tested between reconstruction technique and complications, which included first biliary complication ([BC]; leak, stricture, or biloma) and first vascular complication (hepatic artery thrombosis [HAT] or portal vein thrombosis [PVT])...
September 19, 2017: Liver Transplantation
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