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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774812/robot-assisted-simple-prostatectomy-by-an-extraperitoneal-approach
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Jens-Uwe Stolzenburg, Panagiotis Kallidonis, Iason Kyriazis, Dimitrios Kotsiris, Panteleimon Ntasiotis, Evangelos N Liatsikos
The incidence of symptomatic benign prostate hyperplasia and bladder outlet obstruction has increased during the last two decades. Most of men are treated conservatively. When medical therapy is inadequate to relief symptoms, surgical treatment is necessary. Absolute indications for surgical treatment are gross hematuria, recurrent urinary infections and retentions as well as bladder stones. With advent of minimally invasive surgery, large prostates tend to be treated either endoscopically or laparoscopically (including robotic assistance)...
May 2018: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774452/lymphedema-following-cancer-therapy-overview-and-options
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Michael Bernas, Saskia R J Thiadens, Betty Smoot, Jane M Armer, Paula Stewart, Jay Granzow
This summit focusing on lymphedema following cancer therapy was held during the 7th International Symposium on Cancer Metastasis through the Lymphovascular System. It was unique for the inclusion of patients with lymphedema joining physicians, therapists, healthcare professionals, and researchers to highlight what is known and more importantly what is unknown about the current state of research and treatment in the United States. The session opened with an introduction to lymphedema and then explored the incidence of multiple cancer-related lymphedemas, imaging tools and techniques useful for the diagnosis of lymphatic system abnormalities, and the new findings concerning the genetics of cancer-related lymphedema...
May 17, 2018: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773501/what-is-new-in-neuromodulation-for-overactive-bladder
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REVIEW
Manuela Tutolo, Enrico Ammirati, Frank Van der Aa
We reviewed the available studies on efficacy and safety of percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) and sacral nerve modulation (SNM) for overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms not responsive to conservative treatments. We limited our search to randomized trials, in English, with at least 20 adult patients, and 6 mo and 12 wk of follow-up for SNM and PTNS, respectively, published between January 1998 and December 2017. Therapeutic success ranges from 61% to 90% for SNM and from 54% to 79% for PTNS. Both techniques are effective and safe, with no life-threatening adverse effects...
May 14, 2018: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773423/management-of-giant-embryonic-vein-in-klippel-tr%C3%A3-naunay-syndrome
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Animesh Rathore, Peter Gloviczki, Haraldur Bjarnason
Klippel-Trénaunay syndrome is a rare mixed malformation characterized by congenital varicose veins, low-flow venous and lymphatic malformations, hypertrophy of soft tissue and bone, and capillary malformations. A 35-year-old man with a diagnosis of Klippel-Trénaunay syndrome presented to the clinic with significant pain and swelling in the left leg. Initial conservative management with compression therapy failed. He was then managed surgically with preoperative placement of an inferior vena cava filter (because of a history of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism), followed by resection of the lateral embryonic vein, ligation of large perforators, and excision of smaller varicosities...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772881/geographic-access-to-radiation-therapy-facilities-and-disparities-of-early-stage-breast-cancer-treatment
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Yan Lin, Michael C Wimberly, Patricia Da Rosa, Joseph Hoover, William F Athas
Few studies of breast cancer treatment have focused on the Northern Plains of the United States, an area with a high mastectomy rate. This study examined the association between geographic access to radiation therapy facilities and receipt of breast cancer treatments among early-stage breast cancer patients in South Dakota. Based on 4,209 early-stage breast cancer patients diagnosed between 2001 and 2012 in South Dakota, the study measured geographic proximity to radiation therapy facilities using the shortest travel time for patients to the closest radiation therapy facility...
May 7, 2018: Geospatial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772856/-application-of-broad-easy-immediate-surgery-in-percutaneous-transforaminal-endoscopic-technology-for-lumbar-lateral-recess-stenosis-in-the-elderly
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Shi-Min Zhang, Guan-Nan Wu, Jiao Jin, Yu-Zhang Liu, Zuo-Xu Li, Zhao-Jie Zhang, Ming Ma, Tao Chong, Yong-Dong Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the safety and effectiveness of percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic BEIS technology for lumbar lateral recess stenosis in the elderly. METHODS: From February 2014 to May 2016, 21 patients with lumbar lateral recess stenosis in elderly were treated with percutaneous endoscopic BEIS. There were 13 males and 8 females, aged from 70 to 85 years old with an average of 74.3 years. Preoperative, 1 and 12 months postoperative visual analogue scale(VAS) scores and Oswestry Disability Index(ODI) were statistically analyzed...
April 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772517/dynamics-of-the-hazard-for-distant-metastases-after-ipsilateral-breast-tumor-recurrence-according-to-estrogen-receptor-status-an-analysis-of-2851-patients
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Massimiliano Gennaro, Serena Di Cosimo, Ilaria Ardoino, Silvia Veneroni, Luigi Mariani, Roberto Agresti, Maria Grazia Daidone, Filippo de Braud, Giovanni Apolone, Elia Biganzoli, Romano Demicheli
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer (BC) patients with ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence (IBTR) are at high risk of developing distant metastases (DM). We aimed to evaluate the risk pattern of developing DM, with respect to the occurrence of IBTR, in a large series of patients homogeneously treated by conservative surgery (QUART) with a considerably long follow-up. METHODS: Piecewise exponential model was used to investigate DM dynamics conditioning on known prognostic factors and IBTR occurrence as time dependent covariate...
May 14, 2018: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772478/bacillus-thuringiensis-cry5b-protein-as-a-new-pan-hookworm-cure
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Yan Hu, Thanh-Thanh Nguyen, Alice C Y Lee, Joseph F Urban, Melanie M Miller, Bin Zhan, David J Koch, Jason B Noon, Ambily Abraham, Ricardo Toshio Fujiwara, Dwight D Bowman, Gary R Ostroff, Raffi V Aroian
Hookworms are intestinal nematode parasites that infect nearly half a billion people and are globally one of the most important contributors to iron-deficiency anemia. These parasites have significant impacts in developing children, pregnant women and working adults. Of all the soil-transmitted helminths or nematodes (STNs), hookworms are by far the most important, with disease burdens conservatively estimated at four million DALYs (Disability-Adjusted Life Years) and with productivity losses of up to US$139 billion annually...
May 4, 2018: International Journal for Parasitology, Drugs and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772334/quality-of-life-and-mortality-after-endovascular-surgical-or-conservative-treatment-of-elderly-patients-suffering-from-critical-limb-ischemia
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Stijn L Steunenberg, Jolanda de Vries, Jelle W Raats, Willem J Thijsse, Nathalie Verbogt, Paul Lodder, Geert-Jan van Eijck, Eelco J Veen, Hans G W de Groot, Gwan H Ho, Lijckle van der Laan
INTRODUCTION: Revascularisation to relieve ischemic pain and prevent limb loss is the cornerstone of critical limb ischemia (CLI) treatment, however not all elderly patients are deemed fit for revascularisation. Patient related outcome measurements are important in these patients. Quality of Life (QoL) results regarding the effect of endovascular, surgical, and conservative treatment on the quality of life (QoL) in the elderly are scarce in current literature. Goal of this study is to explore the outcome of the different treatment modalities in elderly patients suffering from CLI, with a specific focus on QoL...
May 14, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770305/the-prostate-cancer-focal-therapy
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REVIEW
Filippo Pesapane, Francesca Patella, Enrico Maria Fumarola, Edoardo Zanchetta, Chiara Floridi, Gianpaolo Carrafiello, Chloë Standaert
Despite prostate cancer (PCa) is the leading form of non-cutaneous cancer in men, most patients with PCa die with disease rather than of the disease. Therefore, the risk of overtreatment should be considered by clinicians who have to distinguish between patients with high risk PCa (who would benefit from radical treatment) and patients who may be managed more conservatively, such as through active surveillance or emerging focal therapy (FT). The aim of FT is to eradicate clinically significant disease while protecting key genito-urinary structures and function from injury...
April 2018: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770280/effect-of-body-mass-index-on-perioperative-outcomes-in-minimally-invasive-oblique-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion-versus-open-fusions-a-multivariant-analysis
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Hamid Abbasi, Alex Grant
Background Obesity is an increasing public health concern associated with increased perioperative complications and expense in lumbar spine fusions. While open and mini-open fusions such as transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) and minimally invasive TLIF (MIS-TLIF) are more challenging in obese patients, new MIS procedures like oblique lateral lumbar interbody fusion (OLLIF) may improve perioperative outcomes in obese patients relative to TLIF and MIS-TLIF. Purpose The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of obesity on perioperative outcomes in OLLIF, MIS-TLIF, and TLIF...
March 8, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768179/intestinal-epithelial-wnt-signaling-mediates-acetylcholine-triggered-host-defense-against-infection
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Sid Ahmed Labed, Khursheed A Wani, Sakthimala Jagadeesan, Abdul Hakkim, Mehran Najibi, Javier Elbio Irazoqui
Regulated antimicrobial peptide expression in the intestinal epithelium is key to defense against infection and to microbiota homeostasis. Understanding the mechanisms that regulate such expression is necessary for understanding immune homeostasis and inflammatory disease and for developing safe and effective therapies. We used Caenorhabditis elegans in a preclinical approach to discover mechanisms of antimicrobial gene expression control in the intestinal epithelium. We found an unexpected role for the cholinergic nervous system...
May 15, 2018: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767579/healthcare-use-costs-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-end-stage-kidney-disease-receiving-conservative-management-results-from-a-multi-centre-observational-study-packs
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Glenn Phair, Ashley Agus, Charles Normand, Kevin Brazil, Aine Burns, Paul Roderick, Alexander P Maxwell, Colin Thompson, Magdi Yaqoob, Helen Noble
BACKGROUND: Previous research has explored the cost of providing renal replacement therapies in patients with end-stage kidney disease and their quality of life. This is the first study to examine the healthcare costs of patients receiving conservative care without dialysis for end-stage kidney disease. This alternative to dialysis is an option for patients who prefer a supportive and palliative care approach. AIM: Descriptive cost and quality of life analyses alongside a UK-based multi-centre observational study in patients receiving conservative management for end-stage kidney disease...
May 1, 2018: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767298/-complications-and-side-effects-of-conservative-treatment-of-rhinological-diseases
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REVIEW
I Küster, C Rudack, A Beule
BACKGROUND: The spectrum of rhinological diseases is wide, as is that of their drug-based treatment. Only 1272 compounds coded R01 (nasal preparations) are listed in the ATC group (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification). Conservative therapy of rhinological diseases additionally includes systemic (often oral) application of corticosteroids, antibiotics and immunomodulators. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper is to outline possible complications of medication (subdivided into classes of ingredients) commonly used to treat rhinological diseases in hospitals...
May 16, 2018: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766661/structure-based-design-of-a-eukaryote-selective-antiprotozoal-fluorinated-aminoglycoside
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Hiroki Kanazawa, Oscar M Saavedra, Juan Pablo Maianti, Simon A Young, Luis Izquierdo, Terry K Smith, Stephen Hanessian, Jiro Kondo
Aminoglycosides (AG) are antibiotics that lower the accuracy of protein synthesis by targeting a highly-conserved RNA helix of the ribosomal A-site. The discovery of AGs that selectively target the eukaryotic ribosome, but lack activity in prokaryotes, are promising as antiprotozoals for the treatment of neglected tropical diseases, and as therapies to read-through point-mutation genetic diseases. However, a single nucleobase change A1408G in the eukaryotic A-site leads to negligible affinity for most AGs. Herein we report the synthesis of 6'-fluoro sisomicin, the first 6'-fluorinated aminoglycoside, which specifically interacts with the protozoal cytoplasmic rRNA A-site, but not the bacterial A-site, as evidenced by X-ray co-crystal structures...
May 15, 2018: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765612/crystal-structures-of-lymphocytic-choriomeningitis-virus-endonuclease-domain-complexed-with-diketo-acid-ligands
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Magali Saez-Ayala, Elsie Laban Yekwa, Mauro Carcelli, Bruno Canard, Karine Alvarez, François Ferron
The Arenaviridae family, together with the Bunyaviridae and Orthomyxoviridae families, is one of the three negative-stranded RNA viral families that encode an endonuclease in their genome. The endonuclease domain is at the N-terminus of the L protein, a multifunctional protein that includes the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase. The synthesis of mRNA in arenaviruses is a process that is primed by capped nucleotides that are 'stolen' from the cellular mRNA by the endonuclease domain in cooperation with other domains of the L protein...
March 1, 2018: IUCrJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765428/autophagy-in-stem-cell-biology-a-perspective-on-stem-cell-self-renewal-and-differentiation
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REVIEW
Xihang Chen, Yunfan He, Feng Lu
Autophagy is a highly conserved cellular process that degrades modified, surplus, or harmful cytoplasmic components by sequestering them in autophagosomes which then fuses with the lysosome for degradation. As a major intracellular degradation and recycling pathway, autophagy is crucial for maintaining cellular homeostasis, as well as for remodeling during normal development. Impairment of this process has been implicated in various diseases, in the pathogenic response to bacterial and viral infections, and in aging...
2018: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764908/management-of-endocrine-disease-which-metabolic-procedure-comparing-outcomes-in-sleeve-gastrectomy-and-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
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Adrian T Billeter, Javier de la Garza Herrera, Katharina M Scheurlen, Felix Nickel, Franck Billmann, Beat Müller-Stich
Obesity and its associated comorbidities have become one of the largest challenges for health care in the near future. Conservative therapy for obesity and related comorbidities have a very high failure rate and poor long-term results. Similarly, the conservative and medical management of the majority of metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes mellitus are only able to slow down disease progression but have no causal effect on the disease process. Obesity surgery has evolved as a highly effect therapy for severe obesity achieving long-lasting weight loss...
May 15, 2018: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764447/efficacy-of-intra-articular-hypertonic-dextrose-prolotherapy-versus-normal-saline-for-knee-osteoarthritis-a-protocol-for-a-triple-blinded-randomized-controlled-trial
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Regina Wing Shan Sit, Ricky Wing Keung Wu, Kenneth Dean Reeves, David Rabago, Dicken Cheong Chun Chan, Benjamin Hon Kei Yip, Vincent Chi Ho Chung, Samuel Yeung Shan Wong
BACKGROUND: Knee Osteoarthritis (KOA) is a very common condition with prevalence rising with age. It is a major contributor to global disability and has a large socioeconomic burden worldwide. Conservative therapies have marginal effectiveness, and surgery is reserved for severe symptomatic KOA. Dextrose Prolotherapy (DPT) is an evidence-based injection-based therapy for chronic musculoskeletal conditions including KOA. The standard "whole joint" injection method includes intra-articular injection and multiple extra-articular injections at soft tissue bony attachments...
May 15, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764408/congenital-rhabdomyosarcoma-a-different-clinical-presentation-in-two-cases
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Ida Russo, Virginia Di Paolo, Carmelo Gurnari, Angela Mastronuzzi, Francesca Del Bufalo, Pier Luigi Di Paolo, Angela Di Giannatale, Renata Boldrini, Giuseppe Maria Milano
BACKGROUND: Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), one of the most common soft tissue sarcomas of childhood, is very rare in the neonatal period (0.4-2% of cases). In order to gain a deeper understanding of this disease at such age, patient and tumor features, as well as treatment modality and outcome need to be reported. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe two cases with congenital RMS treated at Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital between 2000 and 2016. They represent only 2.24% of all RMS patients diagnosed during that period in our Institution; this data is in agreement with the incidence reported in the literature...
May 15, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
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