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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213006/a-prospective-multi-institutional-phase-ii-study-of-induction-chemoradiotherapy-followed-by-surgery-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-involving-the-chest-wall-cjlsg0801
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Koji Kawaguchi, Kohei Yokoi, Hiroshi Niwa, Yasuhisa Ohde, Shoichi Mori, Sakae Okumura, Satoshi Shiono, Hiroyuki Ito, Motoki Yano, Kikuo Shigemitsu, Yoshinori Hiramatsu, Jiro Okami, Hideo Saka
OBJECTIVES: The standard therapy for patients with T3N0-1M0 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) involving the chest wall is considered surgical resection and adjuvant therapy. However, the compliance of adjuvant therapy is relatively low, and the prognosis for those patients has been unsatisfactory. Therefore, we conducted a phase II study of induction chemoradiotherapy followed by surgery with the aim of improving the survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This treatment strategy consisted of induction chemotherapy (two cycles of cisplatin at 80mg/m(2) on Day 1 and vinorelbine at 20mg/m(2) on Days 1 and 8) concurrent with radiotherapy (40Gy in 20 fractions) followed by surgery...
February 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212787/application-of-a-pattern-of-incremental-haemodialysis-based-on-residual-renal-function-when-starting-renal-replacement-therapy
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José L Merino, Patricia Domínguez, Blanca Bueno, Yésika Amézquita, Beatriz Espejo, Vicente Paraíso
INTRODUCTION: The interest in the preservation of residual kidney function on starting renal replacement therapy (RRT) is very common in techniques such as peritoneal dialysis but less so in haemodialysis (HD). In our centre the pattern of incremental dialysis (2 HD/week) has been an option for a group of patients. Here we share our experience with this regimen from March 2008. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included incident patients with residual diuresis >1,000ml/24h, clinical stability, absence of oedema, absence of hyperkalaemia >6...
January 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212691/efficacy-of-the-new-generation-of-devices-for-positional-therapy-for-patients-with-positional-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-and-meta-analysis
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Madeline J L Ravesloot, David White, Raphael Heinzer, Arie Oksenberg, Jean-Louis Pépin
STUDY OBJECTIVES: In approximately 56% to 75% of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the frequency and duration of apneas are influenced by body position. This is referred to as position-dependent OSA or POSA. Patients with POSA can be treated with a small device attached to either the neck or chest. These devices-a new generation of devices for positional therapy (PT)-provide a subtle vibrating stimulus that prevents patients adopting the supine position. The objectives of this study were to determine whether PT is effective in improving sleep study variables and sleepiness, and to assess compliance...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210505/nanotechnology-based-approach-in-tuberculosis-treatment
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REVIEW
Mohammad Nasiruddin, Md Kausar Neyaz, Shilpi Das
Tuberculosis, commonly known as TB, is the second most fatal infectious disease after AIDS, caused by bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Prolonged treatment, high pill burden, low compliance, and stiff administration schedules are factors that are responsible for emergence of MDR and XDR cases of tuberculosis. Till date, only BCG vaccine is available which is ineffective against adult pulmonary TB, which is the most common form of disease. Various unique antibodies have been developed to overcome drug resistance, reduce the treatment regimen, and elevate the compliance to treatment...
2017: Tuberculosis Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209661/non-topical-management-of-recalcitrant-paediatric-atopic-dermatitis
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REVIEW
Jin Ho Chong, Mark Jean Aan Koh
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common chronic, pruritic skin disease in children. As the incidence of AD increases, especially in high-income countries, paediatricians may see an increasing number of recalcitrant AD cases in their practice. Although these cases are principally managed by paediatric dermatologists, it is important for paediatricians to be aware of the use and side effects of non-topical treatment like phototherapy and systemic agents as well as the evidence for alternative treatment, which caregivers may ask about...
February 16, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207505/efficacy-of-1st-line-bismuth-containing-quadruple-therapies-with-levofloxacin-or-clarithromycin-for-the-eradication-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection-a-1-week-open-label-randomized-trial
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Jing Su, Xiaoying Zhou, Han Chen, Bo Hao, Weifeng Zhang, Guoxin Zhang
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present open-label, randomized control trial was to determine the clinical efficacy and safety of two 1-week bismuth-containing quadruple regimens and 1 levofloxacin-based triple regimen for the eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection in treatment-naive patients. The influence of susceptibility and host CYP2C19 polymorphisms on the efficacy was also evaluated. METHODS: Eligible patients were randomly to receive esomeprazole and colloidal bismuth pectin along with clarithromycin and amoxicillin (EBCA), esomeprazole and colloidal bismuth pectin along with levofloxacin and amoxicillin (EBLA), or esomeprazole along levofloxacin and amoxicillin (ELA) for 1 week...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206996/the-quest-for-sustained-multiple-morbidity-reduction-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-the-antifragility-project
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J W Kaempf, N M Schmidt, S Rogers, C Novack, M Friant, L Wang, N Tipping
OBJECTIVE: Can a comprehensive, explicitly directive evidence-based guideline for all therapies that might affect the major morbidities of very low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants help a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) further improve generally favorable morbidity rates? Can Antifragility principles of provider adaptive growth from stressors, enhanced infant risk assessment and adherence to effective therapies minimize unproven treatments and reduce all morbidities? STUDY DESIGN: Prospectively planned observational trial in VLBW infants: control group born October 2011 to September 2013 and study group October 2013 to September 2015...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204994/prevalence-of-aromatase-inhibitor-induced-arthralgia-in-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
David Beckwée, Laurence Leysen, Kaipo Meuwis, Nele Adriaenssens
BACKGROUND: Although aromatase inhibitors have proven to be an effective treatment of hormone receptor-positive breast cancer in postmenopausal women, aromatase inhibitor-induced arthralgia (AIA) is an adverse event associated with low compliance with treatment. The aim of this literature study is to assess the prevalence of AIA and to provide an overview of significant predictors for the development of AIA. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted using PubMed, Cochrane Library and Web of Science...
February 15, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198939/compliance-with-the-prescription-of-antihypertensive-medications-and-blood-pressure-control-in-primary-care
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Mayra Faria Novello, Maria Luiza Garcia Rosa, Ranier Tagarro Ferreira, Icaro Gusmão Nunes, Antonio José Lagoeiro Jorge, Dayse Mary da Silva Correia, Wolney de Andrade Martins, Evandro Tinoco Mesquita
Background: Hypertension is the most prevalent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and its proper control can prevent the high morbidity and mortality associated with this disease. Objective: To assess the degree of compliance of antihypertensive prescriptions with the VI Brazilian Guidelines on Hypertension and the blood pressure control rate in primary care. Methods: Cross-sectional study conducted between August 2011 and November 2012, including 332 adults ≥ 45 years registered in the Family Doctor Program in Niteroi and selected randomly...
February 13, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198643/the-role-of-curvilinear-distraction-system-in-pediatric-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-case-report
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David Serrano Faustino Ângelo, Bruno Rosa, Rogério Santos, Carlos Diogo Matos
OBJECTIVE: The authors present a case of obstructive sleep apnea associated with severe mandibular micrognathia treated by mandibular bone distraction with curvilinear system planned under computer assistance. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 15-year-old child with limited compliance to continuous positive airway therapy was referred to the authors' department. Observation revealed severe mandibular micrognathia as the major cause for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. The first polysomnography study revealed 14 obstructive apneas, 16 obstructive hypopneas, and 4...
February 15, 2017: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198632/engineering-oral-and-parenteral-amorphous-amphotericin-b-formulations-against-experimental-trypanosoma-cruzi-infections
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Miriam Rolón, Dolores R Serrano, Aikaterini Lalatsa, Esther de Pablo, Juan Jose Torrado, Maria Paloma Ballesteros, Anne Marie Healy, Celeste Vega, Cathia Coronel, Francisco Bolas-Fernández, Maria Auxiliadora Dea-Ayuela
Chagas disease (CD) is a parasitic zoonosis endemic in most mainland countries of Central and South America affecting nearly 10 million people, with 100 million people at high risk of contracting the disease. Treatment is only effective if received at the early stages of the disease. Only two drugs (benznidazole and nifurtimox) have so far been marketed and both share various limitations such as variable efficacy, many side effects and long duration of treatment, thus reducing compliance. The in vitro and in vivo efficacy of poly-aggregated amphotericin B (AmB), encapsulated poly-aggregated AmB in albumin microspheres (AmB-AME) and dimeric AmB - sodium deoxycholate micelles (AmB-NaDC) was evaluated...
February 15, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196724/persistence-and-adherence-with-mirabegron-versus-antimuscarinic-agents-in-patients-with-overactive-bladder-a-retrospective-observational-study-in-uk-clinical-practice
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Christopher R Chapple, Jameel Nazir, Zalmai Hakimi, Sally Bowditch, Francis Fatoye, Florent Guelfucci, Amine Khemiri, Emad Siddiqui, Adrian Wagg
BACKGROUND: Persistence with antimuscarinic therapy in overactive bladder (OAB) is poor, but may be different for mirabegron, a β3-adrenoceptor agonist with a different adverse event profile. OBJECTIVE: To compare persistence and adherence with mirabegron versus tolterodine extended release (ER) and other antimuscarinics in routine clinical practice over a 12-mo period. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Retrospective, longitudinal, observational study of anonymised data from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink GOLD database...
February 11, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195994/an-internet-based-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-treatment-induced-menopausal-symptoms-in-breast-cancer-survivors-results-of-a-pilot-study
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Vera Atema, Marieke van Leeuwen, Hester S A Oldenburg, Marc van Beurden, Myra S Hunter, Neil K Aaronson
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies demonstrated that a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program delivered in group sessions is effective in alleviating treatment-induced menopausal symptoms in women with breast cancer, but also that in-person CBT is inconvenient for some women and can result in low levels of program compliance. A promising, alternative approach is to use the Internet to make this form of CBT more accessible and feasible for patients. The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and to generate preliminary data on the efficacy of a guided, Internet-based CBT program...
February 13, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194413/patient-centered-robot-aided-passive-neurorehabilitation-exercise-based-on-safety-motion-decision-making-mechanism
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Lizheng Pan, Aiguo Song, Suolin Duan, Zhuqing Yu
Safety is one of the crucial issues for robot-aided neurorehabilitation exercise. When it comes to the passive rehabilitation training for stroke patients, the existing control strategies are usually just based on position control to carry out the training, and the patient is out of the controller. However, to some extent, the patient should be taken as a "cooperator" of the training activity, and the movement speed and range of the training movement should be dynamically regulated according to the internal or external state of the subject, just as what the therapist does in clinical therapy...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192759/precise-simultaneous-quantification-of-methadone-and-cocaine-in-rat-serum-and-brain-tissue-samples-following-their-successive-i-p-administration
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David S Nakhla, Lobna A Hussein, N Magdy, Inas A Abdallah, Hazem E Hassan
A sensitive high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) assay with dual UV detection has been developed and validated for the simultaneous quantification of methadone and cocaine in rat serum and brain tissue samples. Liquid-liquid extraction using hexanes was applied for samples extraction with Levo-Tetrahydropalmatine (L-THP) as the internal standard. Chromatographic separation of the analytes was achieved on a reversed-phase Waters Symmetry(®) C18 column (150mm×4.6mm, 5μm). A gradient elution was employed with a mobile phase consisting of 5mM potassium phosphate containing 0...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188473/outpatient-treatment-with-the-wearable-cardioverter-defibrillator-clinical-experience-in-two-dutch-centres
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A F B E Quast, V F van Dijk, A A M Wilde, R E Knops, L V A Boersma
INTRODUCTION: The latest European Society of Cardiology Guidelines recommend consideration of a wearable cardioverter-defibrillator (WCD) for patients with a poor left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) who are at risk of sudden arrhythmic death but are not eligible for an implantable defibrillator. For these patients a WCD can be an alternative to long-term hospitalisation. PURPOSE: To evaluate the use of WCD therapy in these patient groups in two Dutch centres...
February 10, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187777/gmp-conformant-on-site-manufacturing-of-a-cd133-stem-cell-product-for-cardiovascular-regeneration
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Anna Skorska, Paula Müller, Ralf Gaebel, Jana Große, Heiko Lemcke, Cornelia A Lux, Manuela Bastian, Frauke Hausburg, Nicole Zarniko, Sandra Bubritzki, Ulrike Ruch, Gudrun Tiedemann, Robert David, Gustav Steinhoff
BACKGROUND: CD133(+) stem cells represent a promising subpopulation for innovative cell-based therapies in cardiovascular regeneration. Several clinical trials have shown remarkable beneficial effects following their intramyocardial transplantation. Yet, the purification of CD133(+) stem cells is typically performed in centralized clean room facilities using semi-automatic manufacturing processes based on magnetic cell sorting (MACS®). However, this requires time-consuming and cost-intensive logistics...
February 10, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185798/quality-of-life-and-adherence-to-therapy-in-patients-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-treated-with-nilotinib-as-a-second-line-therapy-a%C3%A2-multicenter-prospective-observational-study
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Tomasz Sacha, Joanna Góra-Tybor, Ewa Wąsak-Szulkowska, Sławomira Kyrcz-Krzemień, Ewa Mędraś, Rafał Becht, Grażyna Bober, Aneta Kotowska, Joanna Wącław, Andrzej Hellmann
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate quality of life (QOL) and adherence to the therapy in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase treated with nilotinib as second-line therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A multicenter, prospective, observational trial with 6 time points was conducted; 177 patients were recruited in 23 centers in Poland who were treated with nilotinib as second-line therapy because of the ineffectiveness or intolerance of their previous therapy...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184017/an-update-of-the-hong-kong-epilepsy-guideline-consensus-statement-on-the-use-of-antiepileptic-drugs-in-hong-kong
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J Ky Fong, E Ly Chan, H Leung, I Chan, R Sk Chang, G Cy Fong, E Lw Fung, C Ht Lui, B Bh Fung, T L Poon, D Siu, H T Wong, E Yeung, A Wy Yung, C Xl Zhu
OBJECTIVE: New information about antiepileptic drugs has arisen since the publication of the Hong Kong Epilepsy Guideline in 2009. This article set out to fill the knowledge gap between 2007 and 2016 on the use of antiepileptic drugs in Hong Kong. PARTICIPANTS: Between May 2014 and April 2016, four consensus meetings were held in Hong Kong, where a group comprising 15 professionals (neurologists, paediatricians, neurosurgeons, radiologists, and clinical psychologists) from both public and private sectors aimed to review the best available evidence and update all practising physicians on a range of clinical issues including drug-related matters...
February 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182329/perceived-compliance-and-barriers-to-care-in-sublingual-immunotherapy
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Manvinder S Kumar, Melissa S Oh, Brittany Leader, Melissa Rotella, Leisa Stillman, John M DelGaudio, Sarah K Wise
BACKGROUND: For allergy immunotherapy to be effective, patient compliance is critical. However, aqueous sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) may be considered demanding for patients, requiring strict daily dosing and refilling of medication at regular intervals. In this study we sought to determine how patients perceive their own compliance with SLIT and identify barriers that may hinder compliance. METHODS: Using a retrospective review, 46 patients currently undergoing aqueous SLIT were identified to have less-than-excellent compliance based on frequency of clinic visits for SLIT refills...
February 9, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
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