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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156868/a-nationwide-evaluation-of-off-label-drug-utilization-in-turkey
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Emine Nur Özdamar, Ahmet Akıcı, Ali Alkan, Banu Bayar, Hakkı Gürsöz
Background/aim: Off-label drug use (OLDU) is under the control of the Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (TMMDA) in Turkey. It was aimed to investigate demographic and medical features of patients with OLDU applications in Turkey. Materials and methods: A total of 4426 electronic OLDU application records of the TMMDA were evaluated retrospectively. Information regarding patients? demographic characteristics, diagnoses, requested drugs, institutions, and specialties of the physicians were evaluated...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156861/intraoperative-boost-radiation-effects-on-early-wound-complications-in-breast-cancer-patients-undergoing-breast-conserving-surgery
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Mehmet Ali Gülçelik, Lütfi Doğan, Niyazi Karaman, Müjdat Turan, Yavuz Selim Kahraman, Gökhan Giray Akgül, Cihangir Özaslan
Background/aim: Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) may pose a risk for wound complications. All technical aspects of IORT regarding early wound complications were evaluated. Materials and methods: Ninety-three consecutive patients operated on with the same surgical technique and given (study group) or not given (control group) IORT were included. Wound complications were evaluated in two groups. Results: Forty-three patients were treated with boost dose IORT and 50 patients were treated with breast-conserving surgery without IORT...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156854/endovascular-embolization-in-the-management-of-traumatic-and-postoperative-abdominopelvic-bleeding-a-single-center-experience
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Dilek Sağlam, Hasan Dinç, Abdulkadir Gündüz, Ayşegül Cansu, Mehmet Halil Öztürk
Background/aim: Endovascular embolization is widely used instead of surgery in the treatment of traumatic and postoperative abdominopelvic bleeding. The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficiency of computed tomography in the determination of active bleeding and the efficiency of endovascular embolization in traumatic and postoperative abdominopelvic bleeding. Materials and methods: Thirty-one patients admitted to our hospital with traumatic and postoperative abdominopelvic bleeding between January 2006 and September 2012 and treated with endovascular embolization were retrospectively enrolled in the study...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156848/nomograms-for-prognostic-factors-of-spinal-giant-cell-tumor-combining-traditional-clinical-characteristics-with-inflammatory-biomarkers-after-gross-total-resection
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Jialin Li, Bo Li, Pingting Zhou, Jian Zhao, Zhipeng Wu, Xinghai Yang, Haifeng Wei, Tianrui Chen, Jianru Xiao
Giant cell tumor (GCT) of bone is a common primary bone tumor, which exhibits local aggressiveness and recurrent potential, especially for the spinal lesion. Increasing evidence indicates that inflammation plays a vital role in tumorigenesis and progression. The prognostic value of inflammatory biomarkers in GCT has not been established. A retrospective analysis was conducted in patients with spinal GCT in Changzheng Hospital Orthopedic Oncological Center (CHOOC) between January 2005 and October 2015 and 129 patients were identified eligible...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156506/lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-on-antithrombotics-and-subsequent-mortality-risk
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Parita Patel, Neha Nigam, Neil Sengupta
BACKGROUND: Lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) is a common complication for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) due to use of antithrombotic medications. Limited data exists describing which patients are at increased risk for mortality. AIM: To 1) determine whether patients on dual antiplatelet (DAPT) therapy or triple therapy are at higher risk of 90-day and 6-month mortality compared to patients on aspirin (ASA) alone and 2) evaluate risk factors for mortality in patients with CAD on antithrombotics hospitalized with LGIB...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156474/ct-and-mri-findings-in-cerebral-aspergilloma
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Friederike Gärtner, Julia Forstenpointner, Birgit Ertl-Wagner, Babak Hooshmand, Christian Riedel, Olav Jansen
Purpose Invasive aspergillosis usually affects immunocompromised patients. It carries a high risk of morbidity and mortality and usually has a nonspecific clinical presentation. Early diagnosis is essential in order to start effective treatment and improve clinical outcome. Materials and Methods In a retrospective search of the PACS databases from two medical centers, we identified 9 patients with histologically proven cerebral aspergilloma. We systematically analyzed CT and MRI imaging findings to identify typical imaging appearances of cerebral aspergilloma...
November 20, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156378/effect-of-robotic-assisted-gait-rehabilitation-on-dynamic-equilibrium-control-in-the-gait-of-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#7
L Wallard, G Dietrich, Y Kerlirzin, J Bredin
Due to the intensity and repetition of movement, roboticassisted gait training therapy could have a beneficial effect on the recovery and improvement of postural and locomotor functions of the patient. This study sought to highlight the effects of robotic-assisted gait rehabilitation in gait of children with Cerebral Palsy (CP). We analyzed the different strategies before and after this rehabilitation which was used in order to generate forward motion while maintaining balance. Data were collected by a motion analysis system (Vicon® - Oxford Metrics, Oxford, UK)...
November 11, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156176/management-of-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices-requiring-teeth-extraction-is-halting-anticoagulation-appropriate
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Visakha Suresh, Muath Bishawi, Michael W Manning, Chetan Patel, Joseph Rogers, Carmelo Milano, Jacob Schroder, Mani Daneshmand, David Powers
PURPOSE: An increasing number of patients with end-stage heart failure are supported with left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation and must be maintained on a consistent anticoagulation regimen. Pre-emptive extraction of carious teeth in these patients is necessary to prevent seeding of the implanted device and endocarditis. Thus, the objective of this study was to evaluate bleeding complications after minor oral surgery, specifically teeth extractions, in this unique patient population requiring long-term anticoagulation...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156073/radiographic-underestimation-of-in-vivo-cup-coverage-provided-by-total-hip-arthroplasty-for-dysplasia
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Yong Nie, HaoYang Wang, ZeYu Huang, Bin Shen, Virginia Byers Kraus, Zongke Zhou
The accuracy of using 2-dimensional anteroposterior pelvic radiography to assess acetabular cup coverage among patients with developmental dysplasia of the hip after total hip arthroplasty (THA) remains unclear in retrospective clinical studies. A group of 20 patients with developmental dysplasia of the hip (20 hips) underwent cementless THA. During surgery but after acetabular reconstruction, bone wax was pressed onto the uncovered surface of the acetabular cup. A surface model of the bone wax was generated with 3-dimensional scanning...
November 20, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156022/anaortic-off-pump-versus-clampless-off-pump-using-the-pas-port-device-versus-conventional-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-mid-term-results-from-a-matched-propensity-score-analysis-of-5422-unselected-patients
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Nobuyuki Furukawa, Oliver Kuss, Konstantin Preindl, André Renner, Anas Aboud, Kavous Hakim-Meibodi, Michael Benzinger, Thomas Pühler, Stephan Ensminger, Buntaro Fujita, Tobias Becker, Jan F Gummert, Jochen Börgermann
OBJECTIVES: Meta-analyses from observational and randomized studies have demonstrated benefits of off-pump surgery for hard and surrogate endpoints. In some of them, increased re-revascularization was noted in the off-pump groups, which could impact their long-term survival. Therefore, we analyzed the course of all patients undergoing isolated coronary surgery regarding the major cardiac and cerebrovascular event (MACCE) criteria. METHODS: A prospective register was taken from a high-volume off-pump center recording all anaortic off-pump (ANA), clampless off-pump (PAS-Port) and conventional (CONV) coronary artery bypass operations between July 2009 and June 2015...
October 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156008/urinalysis-for-the-diagnosis-of-glomerulonephritis-role-of-dysmorphic-red-blood-cells
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Abdurrahman M Hamadah, Kamel Gharaibeh, Kristin C Mara, Katherine A Thompson, John C Lieske, Samar Said, Samih H Nasr, Nelson Leung
Background: Dysmorphic red blood cells (dRBCs) on urine microscopy have been associated with glomerulonephritis (GN). We assessed the prevalence and ability of dRBCs to differentiate GN from other kidney diseases. Methods: Adult patients with kidney biopsy performed between 2012 and 2015 at a single center who had a concurrent urinalysis were retrospectively studied. The association of ≥25% dRBCs with the presence of glomerular pathology was assessed. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression were performed on significantly associated variables...
October 6, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155699/selective-angiographic-embolization-of-blunt-hepatic-trauma-reduces-failure-rate-of-nonoperative-therapy-and-incidence-of-post-traumatic-complications
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Han Xu, Li Jie, Sun Kejian, He Xiaojun, Liu Chengli, Zhang Hongyi, Kong Yalin
BACKGROUND Conflict still remains as to the benefit of angioembolization (AE) for non-operative therapy (NOT) of blunt hepatic trauma (BHT). The aim of this study was to determine whether AE could result in lower failure rates in hemodynamically stable BHT patients with high failure risk factors for NOT, and to systematically evaluate the effectiveness of AE for NOT of BHT. MATERIAL AND METHODS Medical records of all BHT patients from January 1, 1998 to December 31, 2015 at a large trauma center were collected and analyzed...
November 20, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155696/safety-of-consecutive-same-day-bilateral-intravitreal-dexamethasone-implant-ozurdex
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Kapil G Kapoor, James B Colchao
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to evaluate patient safety and tolerance of consecutive bilateral intravitreal dexamethasone (Ozurdex) injections during a single visit for the treatment of cystoid macular edema secondary to retinal vein occlusion, diabetic macular edema, or noninfectious posterior uveitis. METHODS: This was a retrospective single-center institutional review board-approved study from March 1, 2013, through August 1, 2016. All patients had a complete ophthalmologic examination and optical coherence tomography imaging...
November 16, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155639/when-machines-think-radiology-s-next-frontier
#14
Keith J Dreyer, J Raymond Geis
Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and deep learning are terms now seen frequently, all of which refer to computer algorithms that change as they are exposed to more data. Many of these algorithms are surprisingly good at recognizing objects in images. The combination of large amounts of machine-consumable digital data, increased and cheaper computing power, and increasingly sophisticated statistical models combine to enable machines to find patterns in data in ways that are not only cost-effective but also potentially beyond humans' abilities...
December 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155635/case-248-cystic-duodenal-dystrophy-with-groove-pancreatitis
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Aruna R Patil, Shrivalli Nandikoor, Govindarajan Mallarajapatna, Swarna Shivakumar
History A 59-year-old man presented to the gastroenterology outpatient department with acute abdominal pain centered in the epigastrium. He had experienced similar episodes of abdominal pain in the past that had been treated with surgery. He reported multiple failed attempts at upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Laboratory tests were performed at the time of admission and revealed a serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase level of 9 U/L [0.15 μkat/L] (normal range, 5-40 U/L [0.08-0.67 μkat/L]), a serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase level of 34 U/L [0...
December 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155521/gastric-adenocarcinoma-with-neuroendocrine-differentiation-clinicopathological-features-and-efficacy-of-modified-dcf-chemotherapy
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Yakup Bozkaya, Nuriye Ozdemir, Aysel Colak, Nurullah Zengin
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the clinicopathological characteristics of patients with gastric carcinoma with neuroendocrine differentiation (NEDGC) and the efficacy of the modified DCF (mDCF) chemotherapy regimen. METHODS: Patients with NEDGC and non-NEDGC (pure adenocarcinoma) were evaluated comparatively in terms of pathological parameters, clinical parameters and treatment efficacy. Patients received treatment with mDCF (docetaxel, cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil)...
July 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155443/the-philosophy-of-practice-for-comprehensive-medication-management-evaluating-its-meaning-and-application-by-practitioners
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Deborah L Pestka, Lindsay A Sorge, Mary Roth McClurg, Todd D Sorensen
OBJECTIVE: Philosophy of practice is the foundation to any patient care practice as it provides a set of professional values and beliefs that guide actions and decisions in practice. Study objectives were to understand how pharmacists providing comprehensive medication management (CMM) describe their philosophy of practice and compare how participants' philosophies align with predefined tenets of a CMM philosophy of practice. METHODS: An instrument with closed and open-ended items was developed and administered online to the lead pharmacist at 36 clinics participating in a large CMM study...
November 20, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155352/patient-reported-outcomes-following-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-with-sofosbuvir-and-velpatasvir-with-or-without-voxilaprevir
#18
Zobair M Younossi, Maria Stepanova, Stuart Gordon, Stefan Zeuzem, Michael P Mann, Ira Jacobson, Marc Bourliere, Curtis Cooper, Steven Flamm, K Rajender Reddy, Kris Kowdley, Issah Younossi, Sharon Hunt
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Chronic infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) has many hepatic and extrahepatic manifestations, measured by patient-reported outcomes (PROs). We measured changes in PROs during HCV treatment with recently developed pangenotypic regimens and from a sustained virologic response 12 weeks after treatment ended (SVR12). METHODS: We collected PRO data from 2 multi-center, blinded, international phase 3 trials of sofosbuvir, velpatasvir, and voxilaprevir, from 748 patients previously treated with direct-acting antivirals for chronic infection with HCV of any genotype (59% HCV genotype 1, 43% with compensated cirrhosis) (POLARIS-1 and POLARIS-4)...
November 16, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155319/impact-of-human-leukocyte-antigen-hla-alleles-on-outcomes-of-allogeneic-transplantation-for-b-cell-non-hodgkin-lymphomas-a-center-for-international-blood-and-marrow-transplant-research-analysis
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Basem M William, Tao Wang, Michael D Haagenson, Katharina Fleischhauer, Michael Verneris, Katharine C Hsu, Marcos J de Lima, Marcelo Fernandez-Viña, Stephen R Spellman, Stephanie J Lee, Brian T Hill
Even in the modern era of targeted therapies, allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HCT) can offer a chance of extended survival in B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL) patients who relapse after, or are deemed ineligible for, autologous transplantation. A better understanding of the factors influencing the graft vs lymphoma (GVL) response would be useful in identifying B-NHL patients who may benefit from allo-HCT. Based on prior single-center reports, we hypothesized that certain HLA alleles, or haplotypes, may be associated with superior GVL, compared to others, after allo-HCT...
November 16, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155318/kidney-pathology-after-hematologic-cell-transplantation-a-single-center-observation-study-of-indication-biopsies-and-autopsies
#20
Michael Girsberger, Jörg P Halter, Helmut Hopfer, Michael Dickenmann, Thomas Menter
Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is an increasingly used treatment for hematologic malignancies as well as for non-malignant diseases. Kidney impairment remains an important early and late posttransplant complication. Numerous histopathologic changes have been reported but the pathophysiology is still incompletely understood. Furthermore, correlations between clinical findings and morphologic changes are not well studied. Between 2000 and 2016, 17 patients after allogeneic (n=12) or autologous (n=5) HCT underwent kidney biopsy for either proteinuria or deterioration of kidney function at our center...
November 16, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
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