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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723877/human-spinal-bone-dust-as-a-potential-local-autograft-in-vitro-potent-anabolic-effect-on-human-osteoblasts
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Ryan Gao, Matthew Street, Mei Lin Tay, Karen E Callon, Dorit Naot, Alistair Lock, Jacob T Munro, Jillian Cornish, John Ferguson, David Musson
STUDY DESIGN: In Vitro Study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect that factors released from human posterior spinal bone dust have on primary human osteoblast growth and maturation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Bone dust, created during spinal fusion surgeries has the potential to be used as an autologous bone graft by providing a source of viable autologous osteoblasts and mesenchymal stem cells with osteogenic potential. To date, no information is available on whether bone dust also provides a source of anabolic factors with the potential to enhance osteoblast proliferation and maturation, which would enhance its therapeutic potential...
July 18, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723487/clinical-case-discussion-isolated-lung-metastases-after-radical-nephrectomy-for-clear-cell-carcinoma-the-case-for-surgery
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Axel S Merseburger, Emanuel Palade
In a stable patient with metastatic renal cell carcinoma, metastasectomy is an option when all the lesions can be resected. Individual informed consent from the patient is most important.
December 15, 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723308/percutaneous-trans-tracheal-endoscopic-approach-a-novel-technique-for-the-excision-of-benign-lesions-of-thoracic-trachea
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Suresh C Sharma, K Devaraja, Arvind Kairo, Rakesh Kumar
INTRODUCTION: Currently, neoplasms of the trachea and lower airway demand open transcervical approach with or without thoracotomy. We describe here a novel, minimally invasive approach for an intraluminal lesion of the thoracic trachea, called percutaneous trans-tracheal endoscopic approach (PTEA). Apart from obvious advantages over potentially morbid open procedures, this technique has certain peculiar benefits over rigid or flexible bronchoscopic approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 43-year-old male patient had glomus tumor of thoracic trachea...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723307/nationwide-comprehensive-gastro-intestinal-cancer-cohorts-the-3p-initiative
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R R J Coebergh van den Braak, L B van Rijssen, J J van Kleef, G R Vink, M Berbee, M I van Berge Henegouwen, H J Bloemendal, M J Bruno, M C Burgmans, O R C Busch, P P L O Coene, V M H Coupé, J W T Dekker, C H J van Eijck, M A G Elferink, F L G Erdkamp, W M U van Grevenstein, J W B de Groot, N C T van Grieken, I H J T de Hingh, M C C M Hulshof, J N M Ijzermans, L Kwakkenbos, V E P P Lemmens, M Los, G A Meijer, I Q Molenaar, G A P Nieuwenhuijzen, M E de Noo, L V van de Poll-Franse, C J A Punt, R C Rietbroek, W W H Roeloffzen, T Rozema, J P Ruurda, J W van Sandick, A H W Schiphorst, H Schipper, P D Siersema, M Slingerland, D W Sommeijer, M C W Spaander, M A G Sprangers, H B A C Stockmann, M Strijker, G van Tienhoven, L M Timmermans, M L R Tjin-A-Ton, A M T van der Velden, M J Verhaar, H M Verkooijen, W J Vles, J M P G M de Vos-Geelen, J W Wilmink, D D E Zimmerman, M G H van Oijen, M Koopman, M G H Besselink, H W M van Laarhoven
BACKGROUND: The increasing sub-classification of cancer patients due to more detailed molecular classification of tumors, and limitations of current trial designs, require innovative research designs. We present the design, governance and current standing of three comprehensive nationwide cohorts including pancreatic, esophageal/gastric, and colorectal cancer patients (NCT02070146). Multidisciplinary collection of clinical data, tumor tissue, blood samples, and patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures with a nationwide coverage, provides the infrastructure for future and novel trial designs and facilitates research to improve outcomes of gastrointestinal cancer patients...
July 19, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721886/effect-of-eischens-yoga-during-radiation-therapy-on-prostate-cancer-patient-symptoms-and-quality-of-life-a-randomized-phase-ii-trial
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Avital Mazar Ben-Josef, Jerry Chen, Paul Wileyto, Abigail Doucette, Justin Bekelman, John Christodouleas, Curtiland Deville, Neha Vapiwala
PURPOSE: A randomized phase II study was performed to measure the potential therapeutic effects of yoga on fatigue, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, and overall quality of life (QOL) in prostate cancer (PCa) patients undergoing external beam radiation therapy (RT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: The participants were randomized to yoga and no-yoga cohorts (1:1). Twice-weekly yoga interventions were offered throughout the 6- to 9-week courses of RT. Comparisons of standardized assessments were performed between the 2 cohorts for the primary endpoint of fatigue and the secondary endpoints of erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, and QOL before, during, and after RT...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721796/managing-patients-anxiety-about-planned-medical-interventions
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Bob Price
Patients are often anxious about planned medical interventions, and those experiencing anxiety are less likely to have the confidence to collaborate with healthcare professionals on their plan of care, and make decisions about consent. They may also find it challenging to follow rehabilitation guidelines, which can affect their long-term recovery. As part of their professional duty, nurses are required to recognise when people are anxious or in distress and respond compassionately, and while acquiring valid consent for any planned medical intervention requires the nurse to explain any risks, they should also attempt to reassure patients...
July 19, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721552/high-plasma-adenosine-levels-in-overweight-obese-pregnant-women
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Priscila Badillo, Paola Salgado, Patricia Bravo, Katherine Guevara, Jesenia Acurio, Maria Angelica Gonzalez, Carlos Oyarzun, Rody San Martin, Carlos Escudero
We aim to investigate whether overweight/obese pregnant women have elevated plasma levels of adenosine associated with increased consumption of high-calorie food. Sixty women were included. They were divided into lean (n = 23 and n = 12) or overweight/obese (n = 7 and n = 18) non-pregnant and pregnant women, respectively. Clinical records and maternal blood samples were collected after informed consent. A self-reported dietary questionnaire was also completed. Plasma adenosine levels were determined with high-performance liquid chromatography...
July 18, 2017: Purinergic Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719815/receptiveness-to-participation-in-genetic-research-a-pilot-study-comparing-views-of-people-with-depression-diabetes-or-no-illness
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Laura Weiss Roberts, Jane Paik Kim
BACKGROUND: Genetic research in human health relies on the participation of individuals with or at-risk for different types of diseases, including health conditions that may be stigmatized, such as mental illnesses. This preliminary study examines the differences in attitudes toward participation in genetic research among individuals with a psychiatric disorder, individuals with a physical disorder, and individuals with no known illness. METHODS: Seventy-nine individuals with a history of diabetes or depression, or no known illness, underwent a simulated consent process for a hypothetical genetic research study...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718238/bacteriology-of-diabetic-foot-in-tertiary-care-hospital-frequency-antibiotic-susceptibility-and-risk-factors
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Syeda Sadia Amjad, Jamal Zafar, Nadia Shams
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot being one of the frequent and disabling complications of diabetes. In view of widespread regional variation in causative organisms and antimicrobial susceptibility, the current study aimed to determine frequency of causative organisms, their antimicrobial susceptibility and associated risk factors. METHODS: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in 6 months' duration at dept. of Medicine; PIMS Hospital Islamabad. Type 2 Diabetes mellitus patients with diabetic foot ulcer were enrolled after informed consent...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717660/a-novel-molecular-diagnostics-platform-for-somatic-and-germline-precision-oncology
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Rubén Cabanillas, Marta Diñeiro, David Castillo, Patricia C Pruneda, Cristina Penas, Guadalupe A Cifuentes, Álvaro de Vicente, Noelia S Durán, Rebeca Álvarez, Gonzalo R Ordóñez, Juan Cadiñanos
BACKGROUND: Next-generation sequencing (NGS) opens new options in clinical oncology, from therapy selection to genetic counseling. However, realization of this potential not only requires succeeding in the bioinformatics and interpretation of the results, but also in their integration into the clinical practice. We have developed a novel NGS diagnostic platform aimed at detecting (1) somatic genomic alterations associated with the response to approved targeted cancer therapies and (2) germline mutations predisposing to hereditary malignancies...
July 2017: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717536/safety-and-efficacy-of-bipolar-energy-for-transurethral-resection-of-bladder-tumours-a-prospective-quasi-randomized-study
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Vasudevan Thirugnanasambandam, Jeyaraman Ramanathan
OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of the study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of bipolar energy in resecting bladder tumors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was done between March 2012 and February 2013. This is a prospective quasi-randomized study evaluating the safety and efficacy of bipolar energy in transurethral resection of bladder tumours (TURBT). Institutional Ethics Committee approval was obtained. Informed consent was taken from all patients. Patients were randomized into two groups of 50 each to undergo either monopolar TURBT or bipolar TURBT using glycine and saline irrigation solutions, respectively...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717340/erratum-what-is-the-process-of-obtaining-informed-consent-in-a-clinical-trial-is-it-ever-justifiable-to-include-someone-in-a-clinical-trial-without-prior-informed-consent-from-the-individual
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[This corrects the article on p. 262 in vol. 8, PMID: 27413357.].
April 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716977/vulnerability-of-pregnant-women-in-clinical-research
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Indira S E van der Zande, Rieke van der Graaf, Martijn A Oudijk, Johannes J M van Delden
BACKGROUND: Notwithstanding the need to produce evidence-based knowledge on medications for pregnant women, they remain underrepresented in clinical research. Sometimes they are excluded because of their supposed vulnerability, but there are no universally accepted criteria for considering pregnant women as vulnerable. Our aim was to explore whether and if so to what extent pregnant women are vulnerable as research subjects. METHOD: We performed a conceptual and empirical analysis of vulnerability applied to pregnant women...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716389/biomedical-ethics-and-clinical-oversight-in-multisite-observational-neuroimaging-studies-with-children-and-adolescents-the-abcd-experience
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REVIEW
Duncan B Clark, Celia B Fisher, Susan Bookheimer, Sandra A Brown, John H Evans, Christian Hopfer, James Hudziak, Ivan Montoya, Margaret Murray, Adolf Pfefferbaum, Deborah Yurgelun-Todd
Observational neuroimaging studies with children and adolescents may identify neurological anomalies and other clinically relevant findings. Planning for the management of this information involves ethical considerations that may influence informed consent, confidentiality, and communication with participants about assessment results. Biomedical ethics principles include respect for autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice. Each project presents unique challenges. The Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development study (ABCD) collaborators have systematically developed recommendations with written guidelines for identifying and responding to potential risks that adhere to biomedical ethics principles...
June 28, 2017: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716214/early-68-ga-psma-pet-mri-acquisition-assessment-of-lesion-detectability-and-pet-metrics-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer-undergoing-same-day-late-pet-ct
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L Domachevsky, H Bernstine, N Goldberg, M Nidam, D Stern, J Sosna, D Groshar
AIM: To compare lesion detectability and positron-emission tomography (PET) metric measurements between early-PET/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) acquisition and same-day PET/computed tomography (CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was approved by the institutional review board and written informed consent was obtained from all patients. Twenty-one patients underwent non-time-of-flight (TOF) PET/MRI immediately following (68)GA-prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) tracer injection in two steps: firstly, early prostate PET/MRI (pPET/MRI) and early whole-body (WB) PET/MRI (wbPET/MR) followed by WB TOF PET/CT (wbPET/CT)...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716178/short-term-morbidity-after-the-endoscopic-modified-lothrop-draf-iii-procedure-compared-with-draf-iia
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Aria Jafari, Kathryn R Tringale, Bharat A Panuganti, Joseph R Acevedo, John Pang, Adam S DeConde
BACKGROUND: The endoscopic modified Lothrop (Draf-III) surgery has improved treatment of recalcitrant frontal sinus disease, with favorable safety and long-term results. However, the short-term clinical and quality-of-life morbidity after Draf-III relative to less-extensive procedures has yet to be investigated. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the surgical and quality-of-life outcomes, including the burden of follow-up care, in patients who underwent endoscopic modified Lothrop (Draf-III), and compared these results with a less-extensive intervention, the endoscopic frontal sinusotomy (Draf-IIa)...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716072/effect-of-prenatal-exposure-to-maternal-cortisol-and-psychological-distress-on-infant-development-in-bengaluru-southern-india-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Anita Nath, Gudlavalleti Venkata Satyanarayana Murthy, Giridhara R Babu, Gian Carlo Di Renzo
BACKGROUND: The mental health status of a pregnant woman and its consequent impact on foetal well being is not given much importance compared to the risk imposed by obstetric complications and medical conditions. Maternal psychological distress is a major public health problem and needs timely detection and intervention to prevent any adverse pregnancy outcome. There is ample evidence from literature that justifies the association of prenatal maternal mental stress and elevated cortisol with delayed infant motor and cognitive development; evidence from India being rather limited...
July 17, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716064/informed-consent-in-randomised-controlled-trials-development-and-preliminary-evaluation-of-a-measure-of-participatory-and-informed-consent-pic
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Julia Wade, Daisy Elliott, Kerry N L Avery, Daisy Gaunt, Grace J Young, Rebecca Barnes, Sangeetha Paramasivan, W Bruce Campbell, Jane M Blazeby, Alison J Birtle, Rob C Stein, David J Beard, Alison W Halliday, Jenny L Donovan
BACKGROUND: Informed consent (IC) is an ethical and legal prerequisite for trial participation, yet current approaches evaluating participant understanding for IC during recruitment lack consistency. No validated measure has been identified that evaluates participant understanding for IC based on their contributions during consent interactions. This paper outlines the development and formative evaluation of the Participatory and Informed Consent (PIC) measure for application to recorded recruitment appointments...
July 17, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715459/efficacy-of-abdominal-acupuncture-for-neck-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lai Fun Ho, Zhi Xiu Lin, Albert Wing Nang Leung, Liyi Chen, Hongwei Zhang, Bacon Fung Leung Ng, Eric Tat Chi Ziea, Yuanqi Guo
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to provide evidence regarding the clinical efficacy of abdominal acupuncture for neck pain. METHODS: This randomized, patient and assessor-blind, sham-controlled trial was conducted at a Chinese medicine center in Hong Kong between November 2014 and March 2016. A total of 154 eligible participants (age range, 18-65 years) with neck pain were randomly assigned to receive abdominal (n = 77) or non-penetrating sham abdominal (sham group; n = 77) acupuncture...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715441/mri-based-patient-specific-human-carotid-atherosclerotic-vessel-material-property-variations-in-patients-vessel-location-and-long-term-follow-up
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Qingyu Wang, Gador Canton, Jian Guo, Xiaoya Guo, Thomas S Hatsukami, Kristen L Billiar, Chun Yuan, Zheyang Wu, Dalin Tang
BACKGROUND: Image-based computational models are widely used to determine atherosclerotic plaque stress/strain conditions and investigate their association with plaque progression and rupture. However, patient-specific vessel material properties are in general lacking in those models, limiting the accuracy of their stress/strain measurements. A noninvasive approach of combining in vivo 3D multi-contrast and Cine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computational modeling was introduced to quantify patient-specific carotid plaque material properties for potential plaque model improvements...
2017: PloS One
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