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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341162/impact-of-genomics-on-the-surgical-management-of-melanoma
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REVIEW
P M Ferguson, G V Long, R A Scolyer, J F Thompson
BACKGROUND: Although surgery for early-stage melanoma offers the best chance of cure, recent advances in molecular medicine have revolutionized the management of late-stage melanoma, leading to significant improvements in clinical outcomes. Research into the genomic drivers of disease and cancer immunology has not only ushered in a new era of targeted and immune-based therapies for patients with metastatic melanoma, but has also provided new tools for monitoring disease recurrence and selecting therapeutic strategies...
January 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340855/the-relationship-between-target-joints-and-direct-resource-use-in-severe-haemophilia
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Jamie O'Hara, Shaun Walsh, Charlotte Camp, Giuseppe Mazza, Liz Carroll, Christina Hoxer, Lars Wilkinson
OBJECTIVES: Target joints are a common complication of severe haemophilia. While factor replacement therapy constitutes the majority of costs in haemophilia, the relationship between target joints and non drug-related direct costs (NDDCs) has not been studied. METHODS: Data on haemophilia patients without inhibitors was drawn from the 'Cost of Haemophilia across Europe - a Socioeconomic Survey' (CHESS) study, a cost assessment in severe haemophilia A and B across five European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom) in which 139 haemophilia specialists provided demographic and clinical information for 1285 adult patients...
January 16, 2018: Health Economics Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340587/subclinical-device-detected-atrial-fibrillation-and-stroke-risk-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Rajiv Mahajan, Tharani Perera, Adrian D Elliott, Darragh J Twomey, Sharath Kumar, Dian A Munwar, Kashif B Khokhar, Anand Thiyagarajah, Melissa E Middeldorp, Chrishan J Nalliah, Jeroen M L Hendriks, Jonathan M Kalman, Dennis H Lau, Prashanthan Sanders
Aims: To determine stroke risk in subclinical atrial fibrillation (AF) and temporal association between subclinical AF and stroke. Methods and results: Pubmed/Embase was searched for studies reporting stroke in subclinical AF in patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). After exclusions, 11 studies were analysed. Of these seven studies reported prevalence of subclinical AF, two studies reported association between subclinical and clinical AF, seven studies reported stroke risk in subclinical AF, and five studies reported temporal relationship between subclinical AF and stroke...
January 10, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339810/extrahepatic-cancers-and-chronic-hcv-infection
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REVIEW
Stanislas Pol, Anaïs Vallet-Pichard, Olivier Hermine
Infectious agents, such as HCV, account for ∼15% of human cancers. HCV infects not only hepatocytes but also extrahepatic cells. Chronic HCV infection can induce chronic inflammation with qualitative and quantitative alterations of the immune repertoire and tissue microenvironment, which could induce various neoplasias. Epidemiological studies and meta-analyses suggest an increased rate of extrahepatic cancers in patients with chronic HCV infection along with a higher risk of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, pancreatic cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), highlighting the need to screen for HCV infection in patients with these cancers...
January 17, 2018: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338894/lgbt-populations-barriers-to-cancer-care
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REVIEW
Ulrike Boehmer
OBJECTIVE: To describe lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals' barriers to accessing and receiving quality cancer care. DATA SOURCES: Published data on cancer care and studies of LGBT individuals. CONCLUSION: There is a clustering of barriers among LGBT individuals, which suggests multiple inequities exist in LGBT individuals' cancer care, although data on disparities along the cancer control continuum are not consistently available...
January 12, 2018: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338863/in-elective-arch-surgery-with-circulatory-arrest-does-the-arterial-cannulation-site-really-matter-a-propensity-score-analysis-of-right-axillary-and-innominate-artery-cannulation
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Ourania Preventza, Matt D Price, Konstantinos Spiliotopoulos, Hiruni S Amarasekara, Lorraine D Cornwell, Shuab Omer, Kim I de la Cruz, Qianzi Zhang, Susan Y Green, Scott A LeMaire, Todd K Rosengart, Joseph S Coselli
OBJECTIVE: The preferred arterial cannulation site for elective proximal aortic procedures requiring circulatory arrest varies, and different sites have been tried. We evaluated the relationships between arterial cannulation site and adverse outcomes, including stroke, in patients undergoing elective aortic arch surgery. METHODS: We reviewed the records of 938 patients who underwent elective hemiarch or total arch surgery with circulatory arrest between 2006 and 2016...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338727/mendelian-randomization-analysis-to-assess-a-causal-effect-of-haptoglobin-on-macroangiopathy-in-chinese-type-2-diabetes-patients
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Shiyun Wang, Jie Wang, Rong Zhang, Tao Wang, Dandan Yan, Zhen He, Feng Jiang, Cheng Hu, Weiping Jia
BACKGROUND: Haptoglobin (Hp) functions as an antioxidant by binding with haemoglobin. We investigated whether serum Hp has a causal effect on macroangiopathy via Mendelian randomization (MR) analysis with common variants of the Hp gene in Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: A total of 5687 type 2 diabetes patients were recruited and genotyped for the Hp gene. Clinical features and vascular imaging tests were applied to diagnose macroangiopathy. The association between common Hp genotypes and macroangiopathy was analyzed in the whole population...
January 16, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335237/-why-do-they-need-to-check-me-patient-participation-through-ehealth-and-the-doctor-patient-relationship-qualitative-study
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Christiane Grünloh, Gunilla Myreteg, Åsa Cajander, Hanife Rexhepi
BACKGROUND: Roles in the doctor-patient relationship are changing and patient participation in health care is increasingly emphasized. Electronic health (eHealth) services such as patient accessible electronic health records (PAEHRs) have been implemented to support patient participation. Little is known about practical use of PAEHR and its effect on roles of doctors and patients. OBJECTIVE: This qualitative study aimed to investigate how physicians view the idea of patient participation, in particular in relation to the PAEHR system...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334993/quality-of-life-in-mucopolysaccharidoses-construction-of-a-specific-measure-using-the-focus-group-technique
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M R Oliveira, I Schwartz, L S Costa, H Maia, M Ribeiro, L B Guerreiro, A Acosta, N S Rocha
OBJECTIVE: To describe the perceptions of patients, their caregivers, and their healthcare providers to the development of a new specific instrument for assessment of the quality of life (QoL) in patients with mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) using a qualitative focus group (FG) design. FGs were held in two Brazilian states (Rio Grande do Sul and Rio de Janeiro). RESULTS: Three versions of the new instrument were developed, each for a different age group: children (age 8-12 years), adolescents (age 13-17), and adults (age ≥ 18)...
January 15, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334818/relationship-between-nurses-moral-sensitivity-and-the-quality-of-care
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Elham Amiri, Ebrahimi Hossein, Vahidi Maryam, Asghari Jafarabadi Mohamad, Namdar Areahtanab Hossein
BACKGROUND: To provide care with high quality, nurses face a number of moral issues requiring them to have moral abilities in professional performance. Moral sensitivity is the first step in moral performance. However, its relation to the quality of care patients receive is controversial. RESEARCH OBJECTIVE: This study aims to determine the relationship between the moral sensitivity of nurses and the quality of care received by patients in the medical wards. RESEARCH DESIGN: A descriptive correlational study using validated tools, including Moral Sensitivity Questionnaire and the Quality Patient Quality Scale...
January 1, 2018: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334569/assessment-of-prehospital-hemorrhage-and-airway-care-using-a-simulation-model
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Mariya E Skube, Seth Witthuhn, Kristine Mulier, Bonnie Boucher, Elizabeth Lusczek, Greg J Beilman
BACKGROUND: The quality of prehospital care impacts patient outcomes. Military efforts have focused on training revision and the creation of high fidelity simulation models to address potentially survivable injuries. We sought to investigate the applicability of models emphasizing hemorrhage control and airway management to a civilian population. METHODS: Prehospital healthcare providers (PHPs) undergoing their annual training were enrolled. A trauma scenario was simulated with two modules: hemorrhage control and airway management...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332973/metabologenomics-of-phaeochromocytoma-and-paraganglioma-an-integrated-approach-for-personalised-biochemical-and-genetic-testing
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REVIEW
Graeme Eisenhofer, Barbara Klink, Susan Richter, Jacques Wm Lenders, Mercedes Robledo
The tremendous advances over the past two decades in both clinical genetics and biochemical testing of chromaffin cell tumours have led to new considerations about how these aspects of laboratory medicine can be integrated to improve diagnosis and management of affected patients. With germline mutations in 15 genes now identified to be responsible for over a third of all cases of phaeochromocytomas and paragangliomas, these tumours are recognised to have one of the richest hereditary backgrounds among all neoplasms...
April 2017: Clinical Biochemist. Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332731/quantitative-tissue-parameters-of-achilles-tendon-and-plantar-fascia-in-healthy-subjects-using-a-handheld-myotonometer
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Sarah Orner, Wolfgang Kratzer, Julian Schmidberger, Beate Grüner
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to examine the quantitative tissue properties of the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia using a handheld, non-invasive MyotonPRO device, in order to generate normal values and examine the biomechanical relationship of both structures. DESIGN: Prospective study of a large, healthy sample population. PARTICIPANTS: The study sample included 207 healthy subjects (87 males and 120 females) for the Achilles tendon and 176 healthy subjects (73 males and 103 females) for the plantar fascia...
January 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332032/value-of-conventional-mri-and-diffusion-tensor-imaging-parameters-in-predicting-surgical-outcome-in-patients-with-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy
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Canghai Shen, Haiwei Xu, Baoshan Xu, Xiaoguang Zhang, Xiaofeng Li, Qiang Yang, Xinlong Ma
BACKGROUND: In addition to conventional magnetic resonance imaging (cMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) has been investigated as a potential diagnostic and prognostic tool for patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM). OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of cMRI and DTI parameters in prediction of surgical outcome in DCM patients. METHODS: One hundred and forty-two patients with DCM who underwent presurgical cMRI and DTI of the cervical spine were included...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331259/public-and-physician-s-expectations-and-ethical-concerns-about-electronic-health-record-benefits-outweigh-risks-except-for-information-security
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Eleni Entzeridou, Evgenia Markopoulou, Vasiliki Mollaki
INTRODUCTION: Electronic Health Record systems (EHRs) offer numerous benefits in health care but also pose certain risks. As we progress toward the implementation of EHRs, a more in-depth understanding of attitudes that influence overall levels of EHR support is required. OBJECTIVES: To record public and physicians' awareness, expectations for, and ethical concerns about the use of EHRs. METHODS: A convenience sample was surveyed for both the public and physicians...
February 2018: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331257/service-provision-pricing-and-patient-satisfaction-in-online-health-communities
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Hong Wu, Naiji Lu
Background The emergence of online health communities (OHCs) broadens and diversifies channels for patient-doctor interaction. In recent times, patient satisfaction has gained new attention within the context of OHCs where unique patterns are provided: a variety of services with unique attributes are available in OHCs for patients and doctors have the options of providing and pricing for different services. OHCs are given high hopes on improving medical efficiency and patient satisfaction. Knowing how these patterns in OHCs affect patient satisfaction is crucial for the development of OHCs and medical practices...
February 2018: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330784/tacrolimus-concentration-in-saliva-of-kidney-transplant-recipients-factors-influencing-the-relationship-with-whole-blood-concentrations
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Mwlod Ghareeb, Reginald Y Gohh, Fatemeh Akhlaghi
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine the association between tacrolimus concentration in oral fluids and in whole blood and to investigate the various factors that influence this relationship. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-six adult kidney transplant recipients were included in the study. Study A (ten patients) included the collection of several paired oral fluid samples by passive drool over a 12-h post-dose period. Study B (36 patients) included the collection of oral fluids pre-dose and at 2 h after the tacrolimus dose under three conditions: un-stimulated, after stimulation with a tart candy, and after mouth rinsing...
January 12, 2018: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330765/pudendal-nerve-terminal-motor-latency-testing-does-not-provide-useful-information-in-guiding-therapy-for-fecal-incontinence
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Julia T Saraidaridis, George Molina, Lieba R Savit, Holly Milch, Tiffany Mei, Samantha Chin, James Kuo, Liliana Bordeianou
PURPOSE: Pudendal nerve terminal motor latency (PNTML) testing is a standard recommendation for the evaluation of fecal incontinence. Its role in guiding therapy for fecal incontinence has been previously questioned. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between PNTML testing and anorectal dysfunction. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of data collected prospectively from patients who presented to a pelvic floor disorder center from 2007 to 2015...
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330462/mir-143-3p-inhibits-the-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-in-osteosarcoma-by-targeting-fosl2
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Xiangran Sun, Guo Dai, Ling Yu, Qingzhu Hu, Jingteng Chen, Weichun Guo
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common type of primary malignant bone tumor and mainly occurs in children and adolescent. Because of its early migration and invasion, OS has a poor prognosis. It has been reported that mircoRNAs (miRNAs) play a crucial role in the occurrence and development of multiple tumors. In this study, we identified the aberrant-expression of miR-143-3p in osteosarcoma and examined the role of miR-143-3p in OS development. Further, we searched the miR-143-3p target gene and verified its accuracy by luciferase experiments...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330238/changing-patterns-of-mental-health-care-use-the-role-of-integrated-mental-health-services-in-veteran-affairs-primary-care
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Lucinda B Leung, Jean Yoon, Lisa V Rubenstein, Edward P Post, Maureen E Metzger, Kenneth B Wells, Catherine A Sugar, José J Escarce
OBJECTIVE: Aiming to foster timely, high-quality mental health care for Veterans, VA's Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PC-MHI) embeds mental health specialists in primary care and promotes care management for depression. PC-MHI and patient-centered medical home providers work together to provide the bulk of mental health care for primary care patients with low-to-moderate-complexity mental health conditions. This study examines whether increasing primary care clinic engagement in PC-MHI services is associated with changes in patient health care utilization and costs...
January 2018: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
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