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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938663/transcatheter-hepatic-arterial-chemoembolization-and-sorafenib-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-double-blind-controlled-trials
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Jun Li, Wenhui Liu, Wenhua Zhu, Yinqiao Wu, Benyan Wu
We performed a meta-analysis of transcatheter hepatic arterial chemoembolization (TACE) combined with sorafenib for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), which included 4 double-blind, randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that investigated the effects of TACE combined with sorafenib (experimental groups) on time to disease progression (TTP), overall survival (OS), and various sorafenib-related adverse events, compared to those in the placebo (control) groups. A total of 877 HCC cases from 14 countries, including China and the USA, were included in our meta-analysis...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937705/interventions-for-treating-genital-chlamydia-trachomatis-infection-in-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Catherine Cluver, Natalia Novikova, David Oa Eriksson, Kevin Bengtsson, Göran K Lingman
BACKGROUND: Genital Chlamydia trachomatis (C.trachomatis) infection may lead to pregnancy complications such as miscarriage, preterm labour, low birthweight, preterm rupture of membranes, increased perinatal mortality, postpartum endometritis, chlamydial conjunctivitis and C.trachomatis pneumonia.This review supersedes a previous review on this topic. OBJECTIVES: To establish the most efficacious and best-tolerated therapy for treatment of genital chlamydial infection in preventing maternal infection and adverse neonatal outcomes...
September 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937580/diagnosis-of-systemic-inflammatory-diseases-among-patients-admitted-for-acute-pericarditis-with-pericardial-effusion
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Maureen Assayag, Rachid Abbas, Noémie Chanson, Anne Perozziello, Gregory Ducrocq, Jean-François Alexandra, Antoine Dossier, Thomas Papo, Karim Sacre
AIMS: Acute pericarditis may be the heralding manifestation of various systemic inflammatory diseases (SIDs). The aim of this study was to identify clinical indicators for SIDs in patients admitted for acute pericarditis with pericardial effusion. METHODS: All consecutive adult patients hospitalized in a Department of Internal Medicine over a 10-year period for acute pericarditis with pericardial effusion were retrospectively reviewed. Patients with cancer and tuberculosis were excluded...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935492/clinical-predictors-of-response-and-discontinuation-of-belimumab-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-real-life-setting-results-of-a-large-multicentric-nationwide-study
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Luca Iaccarino, Laura Andreoli, Elena Bartoloni Bocci, Alessandra Bortoluzzi, Fulvia Ceccarelli, Fabrizio Conti, Rossella De Angelis, Ginevra De Marchi, Salvatore De Vita, Andrea Di Matteo, Giacomo Emmi, Lorenzo Emmi, Mariele Gatto, Roberto Gerli, Maria Gerosa, Marcello Govoni, Maddalena Larosa, Pier Luigi Meroni, Marta Mosca, Giulia Pazzola, Rossella Reggia, Francesca Saccon, Carlo Salvarani, Chiara Tani, Margherita Zen, Anna Chiara Frigo, Angela Tincani, Andrea Doria
OBJECTIVE: To investigate efficacy, safety and survival of belimumab and to identify predictors of drug response and drug discontinuation in patients with active SLE in clinical practice. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data of SLE patients, treated with belimumab, from 11 Italian prospective cohorts were analyzed. SLEDAI-2K, anti-dsDNA, C3, C4, prednisone daily dose, DAS-28, 24-h proteinuria, CLASIa (Cutaneous LE Disease Area and Severity Index Activity) were recorded at baseline and every 6 months...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932126/dermopathy-associated-with-cetuximab-and-panitumumab-investigation-of-the-usefulness-of-moisturizers-in-its-management
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Shoichi Watanabe, Motoki Nakamura, Hiroki Takahashi, Masayasu Hara, Kei Ijichi, Daisuke Kawakita, Akimichi Morita
AIMS: Limited data regarding the objective evaluation of skin exsiccation caused by epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors exist. Objective indices were applied to evaluate the usefulness of a moisturizer against skin exsiccation associated with the use of EGFR inhibitors in cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with either colorectal or head and neck cancer treated with either cetuximab or panitumumab were randomly assigned 1:2 to the prophylactic-treatment arm, where participants received prophylactical moisturizer treatment (heparinoid preparation, Hirudoid(®)), or to the symptomatic-treatment arm, where moisturizer was applied after the onset of cutaneous symptoms...
2017: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929666/-32-546-intensive-hospital-monitoring-cases-of-shuxuetong-injection
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Jun-Jie Jiang, Yan-Ming Xie, Yin Zhang, Zhi-Xin Yang, Dan-Hui Yi
This study adopted multi-center and large sample design to understand the incidence, characteristics and other information about adverse reaction of Shuxuetong injection. In 54 medical institutions, use of Shuxuetong injection of entire treatment period was monitored, including patients' general information, diagnostic information, medication, adverse reaction/event information, etc. Sixty four cases of adverse reactions in 32 546 patients was monitored, adverse rate was 0.197%, mainly characterized by skin itching, rash, flu-like, dyspnea, palpitations, headache, chest tightness and other allergic reactions...
October 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929493/pediatric-vasculitis-a-single-center-experience
#7
Alexios Alexopoulos, Maria Dakoutrou, Kalliopi Stefanaki, George Chrousos, Talia Kakourou
BACKGROUND: Existing studies of children with vasculitis are limited. The aim of this study was to assess the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, laboratory findings, course, and outcome of Greek children presenting with vasculitic rash. METHODS: The relevant data included in the study were collected retrospectively using a standardized form from children who were admitted into our department between 2003 and 2013, with the provisional diagnosis of vasculitis of the skin...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924115/neurological-complications-in-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-egpa-the-roles-of-history-and-the-results-of-physical-examinations-in-the-diagnosis-of-egpa
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Hiroshi Oiwa, Sho Mokuda, Tomoyasu Matsubara, Masamoto Funaki, Ikuko Takeda, Takemori Yamawaki, Kazuhiko Kumagai, Eiji Sugiyama
Objective To investigate the clinical symptoms, the physical and neurological findings, and the clinical course of neurological complications in eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA). Methods A retrospective chart review of EGPA cases managed by two referral hospitals was performed, with a focus on the neurological findings. The study analyzed the symptoms at the onset of EGPA and investigated their chronological relationship. The patient delay (the delay between the onset of symptoms and the initial consultation), and the physician delay (the delay from consultation to the initiation of therapy) were determined and compared...
September 15, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921872/first-line-therapy-with-dacomitinib-an-orally-available-pan-her-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-for-locally-advanced-or-metastatic-penile-squamous-cell-carcinoma-results-of-an-open-label-single-arm-single-center-phase-2-study
#9
A Necchi, S Lo Vullo, F Perrone, D Raggi, P Giannatempo, G Calareso, N Nicolai, L Piva, D Biasoni, M Catanzaro, T Torelli, S Stagni, E Togliardi, M Colecchia, A Busico, A Gloghini, A Testi, L Mariani, R Salvioni
OBJECTIVE: To harness the frontline therapy in advanced penile squamous cell carcinoma (PSCC), for which chemotherapy exerts moderate activity but poor efficacy. Dacomitinib is an irreversible, pan-epidermal growth factor receptor (HER) inhibitor. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a phase 2 study (NCT01728233), patients received dacomitinib 45 mg/day, orally, continuously. Inclusion criteria were SCC histology, clinical stage N2-3 or M1 (TNM 2009), and no prior chemotherapy administration...
September 16, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916467/safety-evaluation-for-ingredients-used-in-baby-care-products-consideration-of-diaper-rash
#10
Susan P Felter, Andrew N Carr, Tingting Zhu, Taryn Kirsch, Gloria Niu
Diaper rash can adversely impact the barrier properties of skin, with potential implications for increased absorption of chemicals through the skin, and this should be accounted for in any exposure assessment used in the safety evaluation of consumer products used in the diaper ("nappy") area. In the absence of a quantitative evaluation of the potential impact of diaper rash, a default assumption of 100% dermal penetration is often made for substances applied in the diaper area. We consider here the extent, duration and severity of diaper rash and make a recommendation for conservative assumptions to incorporate into exposure assessments...
September 12, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905639/clinical-manifestations-of-kawasaki-disease-shock-syndrome
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Le Ma, Ya-Yuan Zhang, Hai-Guo Yu
A case-control study was performed to ascertain clinical features of children who had been diagnosed as Kawasaki disease shock syndrome (KDSS), a severe condition related to Kawasaki disease (KD). Hospitalized patients were selected in Nanjing Children's Hospital. Demographic characteristics, clinical presentation, laboratory data, cardiovascular findings, and therapies were analyzed. Compared with the control group, KDSS patients were older and had more serious skin rash. The proportions of leukocytosis, neutrophilia, and hypoalbuminemia was higher, as was the level of while blood cell count, C-reactive protein, brain natriuretic peptide, and ferroprotein...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899964/the-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill-coast-guard-cohort-study
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Jennifer Rusiecki, Melannie Alexander, Erica G Schwartz, Li Wang, Laura Weems, John Barrett, Kate Christenbury, David Johndrow, Renée H Funk, Lawrence S Engel
OBJECTIVES: Long-term studies of oil spill responders are urgently needed as oil spills continue to occur. To this end, we established the prospective Deepwater Horizon (DWH) Oil Spill Coast Guard Cohort study. METHODS: DWH oil spill responders (n=8696) and non-responders (n=44 823) who were members of the US Coast Guard (20 April-17 December 2010) were included. This cohort uses both prospective, objective health data from military medical encounters and cross-sectional survey data...
September 12, 2017: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893029/poems-syndrome-with-biclonal-gammopathy-a-rare-association
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Dibyendu De, Sandeepan Halder, Suvro Sankha Datta
Polyneuropathy, Organomegaly, Endocrinopathy, M protein and Skin changes (POEMS) syndrome is rare plasma cell dyscrasia with multisystem involvement. The name comes from the five characteristic features: Polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, M protein and skin changes. The presence of biclonal M band is a rare manifestation. Here, we are describing the cases of a 60-year-old lady, presented with bilateral pedal oedema and pericardial effusion and peripheral neuropathy. She also had hepatosplenomegaly, hyperpigmented rash and hypothyroidism and hyperparathyroidism...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887613/theoretical-method-for-evaluation-of-therapeutic-effects-and-adverse-effects-of-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-in-clinical-treatment
#14
Koji Kimura, Risa Takayanagi, Tomoki Fukushima, Yasuhiko Yamada
Epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) are used for non-small cell lung cancer patients with an EGFR gene mutation. However, skin disorders are known as adverse events. In the present study, we investigated whether EGFR-TK occupancy is useful as an index for assessing clinical efficacy and adverse events for the proper use and development of EGFR-TKIs. Average binding occupancies (Φ ss) of EGFR-TKIs, gefitinib and erlotinib, for the EGFR-TK of cancer or skin cells were calculated...
September 8, 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884280/clinical-outcomes-of-everolimus-in-patients-with-advanced-nonfunctioning-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-a-multicenter-study-in-korea
#15
Kyong Joo Lee, Jae Hee Cho, Sang Hyub Lee, Si Young Song, Kwang Hyuk Lee, Seok Jeong, Ji Kon Ryu, Sang Myung Woo, Seungmin Bang, Jong Kyun Lee, Tae Hoon Lee, Woo Hyun Paik, Yong Tae Kim, Woo Jin Lee
PURPOSE: Everolimus is a standard treatment option for advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs). This multicenter study evaluated the efficacy and safety of everolimus in low and intermediate grade advanced pNETs. METHODS: Tumors were graded according to the World Health Organization 2010 classification system. Patients with low or intermediate grade pNETs who received everolimus as first- or second-line chemotherapy between 2002 and 2014 were included...
September 7, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878836/newborn-skin-common-skin-problems
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Zekayi Kutlubay, Ali Tanakol, Burhan Engýn, Cristina Onel, Ersin Sýmsek, Server Serdaroglu, Yalçýn Tuzun, Erkan Yilmaz, Bülent Eren
The newborn skin can be separated from adult's skin in several ways. In dermatologic examination it can be easily observed that it is thinner, less hairy and has less sweat and sebaceous gland secretions. These differentiations present especially in preterm newborns. Their skin is exposed to mechanical trauma, bacteria and weather, heat alterations. At birth, newborn skin is protected by the coverage of vernix caseosa, which has lubricating and antibacterial features and its pH ranges from 6.7 to 7.4. Beneath the vernix caseosa the skin has a pH of 5...
January 2017: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875973/-butamirate-citrate-in-control-of-cough-in-respiratory-tract-inflammation
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REVIEW
Tadeusz Płusa
Cough is the reflex defense response of the respiratory tract to the present secretions in the throat, trachea and bronchi, and ongoing inflammation in the mucous membranes of the upper and lower respiratory tract. From a practical point of view, cough is dry (unproductive) and productive cough with expulsion of significant amounts of secretion. Drugs used to treat cough differ in both mechanism of action and pharmacokinetic activity. Butamirate citrate belongs to a new class of cough suppressants acting centrally through the receptors in the brainstem...
August 21, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875721/when-a-rash-has-two-names-pese-sorcery-and-kisigo-spirits-at-lake-tanganyika
#18
Eva Bleyenberg, Koen Stroeken
This explorative and qualitative study, based on 27 interviews during two months of fieldwork, describes pese, an affliction of the skin that has conspicuously stayed under the radar of medico-anthropological research in Kigoma, a rural city in the northwest Tanzania. The condition reminds of a locally better known condition labeled kisigo, raising the question why two concepts of the same affliction exist side by side. It seems indicative that the two illness concepts stem from different cultures and that each specializes in an explanatory model: the former witchcraft (sorcery) and the latter spirit possession...
September 6, 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872489/a-case-of-pure-red-cell-aplasia-during-nivolumab-therapy-for-cardiac-metastatic-melanoma
#19
Akihiko Yuki, Tatsuya Takenouchi, Sumiko Takatsuka, Takuro Ishiguro
Nivolumab is an antibody against programmed cell death 1 and functions as an immune checkpoint inhibitor for various malignancies, including unresectable melanomas. Nivolumab causes several immune-related adverse events, which typically include skin rash, pneumonitis, thyroid dysfunction, hepatitis, and colitis; in rare cases, anemia may be present. There are several reports of autoimmune hemolytic anemia that has developed in response to nivolumab; however, there are few reports of pure red cell aplasia (PRCA)...
September 1, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869233/meropenem-a-possible-new-culprit-in-eosinophilic-lung-diseases
#20
Nathalie Abi Hatem, Sabrina Campbell, Edmundo Rubio, Anthony Lukas Loschner
Eosinophilic lung diseases are a diverse group of pulmonary disorders with an extensive list of differential diagnoses. Multiple drugs particularly antibiotics can cause pulmonary eosinophilia with variable pulmonary manifestations. Cutaneous drug reactions are common. Diagnosis is usually made on clinical history and blood eosinophilia with an accumulation of eosinophils in alveolar spaces on histologic analysis. Imaging findings are nonspecific. Stopping the offending agent is often enough while a short course of corticosteroids can hasten recovery...
September 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
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