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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431302/quality-of-life-in-survivors-of-oropharyngeal-cancer-a%C3%A2-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-1366-patients
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Sanne Høxbroe Michaelsen, Christian Grønhøj, Jacob Høxbroe Michaelsen, Jeppe Friborg, Christian von Buchwald
Human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated oropharyngeal cancer (OPC) is rapidly increasing in incidence and has a favourable prognosis compared with HPV-negative disease. Current combined therapies include significant risks of morbidity for the growing group of survivors. This systematic review and meta-analysis investigates how treatment affects quality of life (QoL) in survivors of oropharyngeal cancer. PubMed, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library were systematically searched for all studies reporting patient-assessed QoL at least 1 year after treatment for OPC...
April 18, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430890/acceptability-comparison-between-hawley-retainers-and-vacuum-formed-retainers-in-orthodontic-adult-patients-a-single-centre-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mohammed Saleh, Mohammad Y Hajeer, Dieter Muessig
Background: Hawley retainers (HRs) and vacuum formed retainers (VFRs) are the most commonly used removable retainers in the orthodontic practice. Patients' cooperation in wearing these appliances is affected by the levels of discomfort and oral impairment. The evidence regarding their acceptably among orthodontic patients is limited. Aims: To compare the acceptability of HRs and VFRs over a 6-month period in a group of fixed orthodontic patients. Trial Design: Two-arm parallel-group randomized controlled trial...
April 19, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429201/how-to-approach-lymphocytic-esophagitis
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Anh D Nguyen, Kerry B Dunbar
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Lymphocytic esophagitis (LE) is an unusual esophageal condition defined by an increased number of lymphocytes in the esophageal epithelium. With few published studies of LE available, it is unclear whether LE is a truly distinct clinical entity or a histological manifestation of other known gastrointestinal disorders. This review summarizes recent studies of lymphocytic esophagitis. RECENT FINDINGS: Studies have suggested that LE may be related to eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) or a manifestation of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)...
June 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427503/oesophageal-cancer-which-treatment-is-the-easiest-to-swallow-a-review-of-combined-modality-treatments-for-resectable-carcinomas
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Bianca So, Loredana Marcu, Ian Olver, Raghu Gowda, Eva Bezak
Oesophageal cancer is a relatively uncommon malignancy, but with poor prognosis. Despite several treatment options that are available, the 5-year survival rates rarely exceed 40%. This review discusses the main challenges of oesophageal cancer, the available treatment options, and the most effective treatment in terms of overall survival. The outcomes of clinical trials show that neo-adjuvant chemo-radiotherapy using cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil followed by oesophagectomy results in the greatest survival. However, the optimal chemotherapy and radiotherapy schedule remains unclear...
May 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424453/comorbid-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-and-muscle-specific-kinase-musk-myasthenia-gravis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Michael Sherpa, Ravi K Metai, Viki Kumar, Tinu Hirachan, Kawser U Ahmed, Sharon J Atkinson
BACKGROUND HIV infections with concomitant immunologically-mediated disorders have been frequently described but there has been little research on the association between HIV and myasthenia gravis. MuSK myasthenia gravis coexisting with HIV is an even a rarer entity and can occur as a part of immune restoration disease. We report the case of a patient with asymptomatic HIV infection who presented with new-onset MuSK myasthenia gravis. CASE REPORT A 44-year-old African-American woman with HIV since 2004 and on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) presented to the ED with complains of double vision and difficulty swallowing for 2 weeks...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419723/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-alk-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-in-korea
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Sung Hee Lim, Kyung Ah Yoh, Jong Seok Lee, Myung-Ju Ahn, Yu Jung Kim, Se Hyun Kim, Jie Zhang, Dony Patel, Elyse Swallow, Andrew Kageleiry, Philip Galebach, Dongyeol Lee, Karen Stein, Ravi Degun, Keunchil Park
AIM: This study aimed to describe characteristics, treatment patterns and survival among Korean patients diagnosed with locally advanced or metastatic anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)+ non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: A retrospective patient chart review was conducted in major cancer centers in Korea in 2014-2015. Participating physicians reviewed patient charts and reported characteristics, treatment patterns, clinician-defined progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) of ALK+ locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC patients...
April 16, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416345/laryngeal-function-preserving-operation-for-t4a-laryngeal-cancer-with-vocal-cord-paralysis-a-case-report
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Yukinori Asada, Koreyuki Kurosawa, Ko Matsumoto, Takahiro Goto, Kengo Katoh, Takayuki Imai, Shigeru Saijo, Kazuto Matsuura
For locally advanced laryngeal cancers, the standard treatment of choice is chemoradiotherapy if organ function needs to be conserved. Surgical treatment with larynx preservation is conducted only for limited cases. For locally advanced laryngeal cancers such as those with vocal cord fixation and/or cricoid cartilage destruction, there is no apparent standardized organ-preserving surgery keeping the essential laryngeal functions, viz. the airway, deglutition and articulation, uncompromized. Recently, our surgical team saw a patient with T4a advanced laryngeal cancer with vocal cord fixation who aspired to maintain his laryngeal function...
April 14, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412164/diagnosis-and-management-of-oropharyngeal-dysphagia-among-older-persons-state-of-the-art
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Omar Ortega, Alberto Martín, Pere Clavé
Oropharyngeal dysphagia (OD) is a condition recognized by the World Health Organization and defined as the difficulty or inability to move a bolus safely and effectively from the oral cavity to the esophagus, and can include aspirations, choking, and residue. OD is pandemic among different phenotypes of older people, affecting between 27% and 91% of the population 70 years or older. Although OD can be diagnosed by well-defined clinical methods and complementary explorations, in the clinical setting OD is seldom systematically screened and treated, and awareness among the medical/geriatric community is scarce...
April 12, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411963/using-a-knowledge-based-planning-solution-to-select-patients-for-proton-therapy
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Alexander R Delaney, Max Dahele, Jim P Tol, Ingrid T Kuijper, Ben J Slotman, Wilko F A R Verbakel
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patient selection for proton therapy by comparing proton/photon treatment plans is time-consuming and prone to bias. RapidPlan™, a knowledge-based-planning solution, uses plan-libraries to model and predict organ-at-risk (OAR) dose-volume-histograms (DVHs). We investigated whether RapidPlan, utilizing an algorithm based only on photon beam characteristics, could generate proton DVH-predictions and whether these could correctly identify patients for proton therapy...
April 12, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409732/the-surgical-treatment-of-tumors-of-the-fourth-ventricle-a-single-institution-experience
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Sherise D Ferguson, Nicholas B Levine, Dima Suki, Andrew J Tsung, Fredrick F Lang, Raymond Sawaya, Jeffrey S Weinberg, Ian E McCutcheon
OBJECTIVE Fourth ventricle tumors are rare, and surgical series are typically small, comprising a single pathology, or focused exclusively on pediatric populations. This study investigated surgical outcome and complications following fourth ventricle tumor resection in a diverse patient population. This is the largest cohort of fourth ventricle tumors described in the literature to date. METHODS This is an 18-year (1993-2010) retrospective review of 55 cases involving patients undergoing surgery for tumors of the fourth ventricle...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409293/defining-the-need-for-surgery-in-small-bowel-obstruction
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Florian Kuehn, Malte Weinrich, Sarah Ehmann, Katja Kloker, Ilaria Pergolini, Ernst Klar
BACKGROUND: Small-bowel obstruction is a frequent disorder in emergency medicine and represents a major burden for patients and health care systems worldwide. Within the past years, progress has been made regarding the management of small-bowel obstructions, including the use of contrast agent swallow as a tool in the decision-making process. OBJECTIVES: This is a prospective controlled study investigating the central role of contrast agent swallow in the diagnostic and treatment algorithm for small-bowel obstruction at a university department of surgery...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399289/no-detectable-insecticide-resistance-in-swallow-bugs-hemiptera-cimicidae-following-long-term-exposure-to-naled-dibrom-8
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Jelena Runjaic, Ian J Bellovich, Catherine E Page, Charles R Brown, Warren Booth
The swallow bug, Oeciacus vicarius Horvath, is a hematophagous ectoparasite of the cliff swallow, Petrochelidon pyrrhonota Vieillot, and is closely related to bed bugs (Cimex spp.). Evolution of insecticide resistance has been documented for bed bugs but not studied in Oeciacus. For periods of 17 and 32 yr, two cliff swallow colonies in western Nebraska were treated during the summer breeding season using the organophosphate insecticide Dibrom. Despite continual treatments, O. vicarius has been observed frequently within these colonies...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391586/swallowing-impairment-is-a-significant-factor-for-predicting-life-prognosis-of-elderly-at-the-end-of-life
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Koji Naruishi, Yasufumi Nishikawa
BACKGROUND: In end-of-life care of elderly, the decision of care plan including gastrostomy is difficult frequently because of insufficient knowledge relating the life prognosis of elderly. It is important the families to decide correctly the life prognosis of elderly with geriatric diseases. Our purpose is to examine the significant factors for predicting life prognosis of elderly in end-of-life care. METHODS: A total of 320 elderly patients was enrolled (male/female 151/169; averaged age: male 84...
April 8, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390128/masticatory-muscle-activity-evaluation-by-electromyography-in-subjects-with-zygomatic-implants
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M de Rossi, M Palinkas, B Lucas, C Santos, M Semprini, L Oliveira, I Regalo, E Bersani, R Miglioranca, S Siéssere, S Regalo
BACKGROUND: Zygomatic implants are an alternative treatment in the rehabilitation of atrophic maxilla to promote stability in the stomatognathic system. The aim of this study was to compare the electromyographic (EMG) activity of masseter and temporalis muscles in controls and in individuals with complete implant-supported dentures anchored in the zygomatic bone. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-four volunteers of both genders (mean age 52.5 years) were selected and distributed into two groups: Individuals with zygomatic implant (ZIG; n=27) and fully dentate patients (CG; n=27)...
April 8, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389609/mortality-reduction-for-fever-hyperglycemia-and-swallowing-nurse-initiated-stroke-intervention-qasc-trial-quality-in-acute-stroke-care-follow-up
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Sandy Middleton, Kelly Coughlan, George Mnatzaganian, Nancy Low Choy, Simeon Dale, Asmara Jammali-Blasi, Chris Levi, Jeremy M Grimshaw, Jeanette Ward, Dominique A Cadilhac, Patrick McElduff, Janet E Hiller, Catherine D'Este
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Implementation of nurse-initiated protocols to manage fever, hyperglycemia, and swallowing dysfunction decreased death and disability 90 days poststroke in the QASC trial (Quality in Acute Stroke Care) conducted in 19 Australian acute stroke units (2005-2010). We now examine long-term all-cause mortality. METHODS: Mortality was ascertained using Australia's National Death Index. Cox proportional hazards regression compared time to death adjusting for correlation within stroke units using the cluster sandwich (Huber-White estimator) method...
April 7, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388940/putting-the-treatment-of-paediatric-schistosomiasis-into-context
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REVIEW
Takafira Mduluza, Francisca Mutapi
Despite increased international efforts to control schistosomiasis using preventive chemotherapy, several challenges still exist in reaching the target populations. Until recently, preschool-aged children had been excluded from the recommended target population for mass drug administration, i.e. primary school children aged 6-15 years. Our studies and those of others provided the evidence base for the need to treat preschool-aged children that led to recommendations by the World Health Organization to include preschool-aged children in treatment programmes in 2010...
April 7, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384788/neurologic-evaluation-in-children-with-laryngeal-cleft
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Ryan D Walker, Alexandria L Irace, Margaret A Kenna, David K Urion, Reza Rahbar
Importance: Referral to a neurologist and imaging play important roles in the management of laryngeal cleft. Swallowing involves a complex series of neuromuscular interactions, and aspiration can result from anatomical causes (eg, laryngeal cleft), neuromuscular disorders, or some combination thereof. To date, no protocols or guidelines exist to identify which patients with laryngeal cleft should undergo neuroimaging studies and/or consultation with a neurologist. Objective: To establish guidelines for neurologic evaluation and imaging techniques to identify or rule out neuromuscular dysfunction in children with laryngeal cleft...
April 6, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376816/a-qualitative-study-of-perceptions-of-meaningful-change-in-spinal-muscular-atrophy
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Sarah McGraw, Ying Qian, Jeff Henne, Jill Jarecki, Kenneth Hobby, Wei-Shi Yeh
BACKGROUND: This qualitative study examined how individuals with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), their caregivers, and clinicians defined meaningful change, primarily in the Type II and non-ambulant type III patient populations, associated with treatment of this condition. In addition, we explored participants' views about two measures of motor function routinely used in clinical trials for these SMA subtypes, namely the expanded version of the Hammersmith Functional Motor Scale (HFMSE) and the Upper Limb Module (ULM)...
April 4, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375450/patient-reported-outcome-measures-in-dysphagia-a-systematic-review-of-instrument-development-and-validation
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D A Patel, R Sharda, K L Hovis, E E Nichols, N Sathe, D F Penson, I D Feurer, M L McPheeters, M F Vaezi, David O Francis
OBJECTIVE: Patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures are commonly used to capture patient experience with dysphagia and to evaluate treatment effectiveness. Inappropriate application can lead to distorted results in clinical studies. A systematic review of the literature on dysphagia-related PRO measures was performed to (1) identify all currently available measures and (2) to evaluate each for the presence of important measurement properties that would affect their applicability. DESIGN: MEDLINE via the PubMed interface, the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and the Health and Psychosocial Instrument database were searched using relevant vocabulary terms and key terms related to PRO measures and dysphagia...
May 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375443/long-term-outcomes-of-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-patients-with-achalasia-a-retrospective-single-center-study
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H Guo, H Yang, X Zhang, L Wang, Y Lv, X Zou, T Ling
Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has been widely applied to the treatment of achalasia. The aim of this study is to retrospectively investigate the long-term outcome of POEM in patients with achalasia. Patients undergoing POEM at our center with a minimum follow-up of 3 years were enrolled in this study. Relief of patients' symptom was defined as the primary outcome. Secondary outcomes included lower esophageal sphincter pressure, esophageal emptying, symptoms relapse, and clinical reflux adverse events. The Chi-square test was performed to determine the potential predictors of surgical failure...
May 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
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