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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650577/time-dependent-trends-in-cardiovascular-adverse-events-during-follow-up-after-carotid-or-iliofemoral-endarterectomy
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I D van Koeverden, S T W van Haelst, S Haitjema, J-P P M de Vries, F L Moll, H M den Ruijter, I E Hoefer, G W Dalmeijer, G J de Borst, G Pasterkamp
BACKGROUND: Recent observations have suggested a decline in vulnerable carotid artery and iliofemoral atherosclerotic plaque characteristics over the past decade. The aim of this study was to determine whether, in the presence of clinically manifest carotid or peripheral artery disease, secondary adverse cardiovascular events decreased over this period. METHODS: Patients included in the Athero-Express biobank between 2003 and 2012 were analysed. During 3-year follow-up, composite cardiovascular endpoints were documented yearly, including: myocardial infarction, coronary interventions, stroke, peripheral interventions and cardiovascular death...
June 26, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649123/extraovarian-primary-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-a-case-report
#2
Gregory Nicolas, Tony Kfoury, Hassan Fawaz, Mahdi Issa
BACKGROUND Extraovarian primary peritoneal carcinoma (EOPPC) is a rare malignant epithelial tumor with an age-adjusted incidence rate of 6.78 per million, which arises from the peritoneal lining with minimal or no ovarian involvement. EOPPC is a diagnosis of exclusion with the absence of other identifiable primary sites and after surgical assessment and consideration of the histological report to evaluate the extent of ovarian invasion. CASE REPORT A 66-year-old woman complained of mild postprandial epigastric pain...
June 26, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647637/transcervical-carotid-artery-stenting-using-a-prosthetic-arterial-conduit-case-series-of-a-novel-surgical-technique
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Nandakumar Menon, Ali Khalifeh, Charles B Drucker, Suny Sahajwani, Danon Garrido, Richa Kalsi, Brajesh K Lal, Shahab Toursavadkohi
We present a series of 4 patients with carotid restenosis following carotid endarterectomy (CEA) who underwent transcervical carotid artery stenting (CAS) using a novel prosthetic conduit technique. The patients were high risk for repeat CEA (short and obese necks) and had contraindications to transfemoral CAS (Bovine arch, prior dissection). Carotid artery stenting was thus performed via a transcervical approach with a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) conduit anastomosed to the proximal common carotid artery (CCA)...
June 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647028/research-techniques-made-simple-cost-effectiveness%C3%A2-analysis
#4
Connie R Shi, Vinod E Nambudiri
Cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) is a research method used to determine the clinical benefit-to-cost ratio of a given intervention. CEA offers a standardized means of comparing cost-effectiveness among interventions. Changes in quality-adjusted life-years, disability-adjusted life-years, or survival and mortality are some of the common clinical benefit measures incorporated into CEA. Because accounting for all associated costs and benefits of an intervention is complex and potentially introduces uncertainty into the analysis, sensitivity analyses can be performed to test the analytic model under varying conditions...
July 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646526/adamts13-test-and-or-plasmic-clinical-score-in-management-of-acquired-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-a-cost-effective-analysis
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Chong H Kim, Sierra C Simmons, Lance A Williams Iii, Elizabeth M Staley, X Long Zheng, Huy P Pham
BACKGROUND: The ADAMTS13 test distinguishes thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) from other thrombotic microangiopathies (TMAs). The PLASMIC score helps determine the pretest probability of ADAMTS13 deficiency. Due to inherent limitations of both tests, and potential adverse effects and cost of unnecessary treatments, we performed a cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) investigating the benefits of incorporating an in-hospital ADAMTS13 test and/or PLASMIC score into our clinical practice...
June 23, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646462/diagnostic-utility-of-pet-ct-with-18-f-dopa-and-18-f-fdg-in-persistent-or-recurrent-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-the-importance-of-calcitonin-and-carcinoembryonic-antigen-cutoff
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Ana Reyes Romero-Lluch, Juan Ignacio Cuenca-Cuenca, Raquel Guerrero-Vázquez, Antonio Jesús Martínez-Ortega, Juan Luis Tirado-Hospital, Isabel Borrego-Dorado, Elena Navarro-González
PURPOSE: This study sought to evaluate and compare the utility of 18-F-fluorodihydroxyphenylalanine ((18)F-DOPA) and 18-F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) for identification of lesions in patients with recurrent medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). In addition, we analyzed the correlation between the calcitonin (Ct), carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels, each doubling time (DT), and PET positivity. We evaluated the reliability of the 150 pg/mL Ct cutoff set by the American Thyroid Association guidelines for further imaging (including (18)F-DOPA PET/CT)...
June 23, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646161/circulating-exosomal-mir-125a-3p-as-a-novel-biomarker-for-early-stage-colon-cancer
#7
Jing Wang, Feihu Yan, Qi Zhao, Fei Zhan, Ruitao Wang, Liang Wang, Yanqiao Zhang, Xiaoyi Huang
Circulating exosome holds great potentials as biomarker for diagnosis and prognosis of human cancers. Previously, we have applied small RNA sequencing to identify aberrantly expressed exosomal miRNAs as candidates for diagnostic markers in colon cancer patients. In this validation cohort, plasma derived exosomal miRNA was isolated from 50 early-stage colon cancer patients and 50 matched healthy volunteers. Real-time qRT-PCR revealed that miR-125a-3p, miR-320c were significantly up-regulated in plasma exosomes of the patients with early stage colon cancer...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644182/incidence-and-management-of-recurrence-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease-who-have-undergone-intestinal-resection-the-practicrohn-study
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Eugeni Domènech, Valle Garcia, Marisa Iborra, Ana Gutiérrez, Santiago García-López, María D Martín Arranz, Esther Garcia-Planella, Marta Calvo, Luisa Castro, Miguel Mínguez, Carlos Taxonera, Berta Juliá, Luis Cea-Calvo, Cristina Romero, Manuel Barreiro-de Acosta
BACKGROUND: More than 50% of patients with Crohn's disease require intestinal resection at least once. Postoperative recurrence (POR) is almost uniform if prophylactic treatment is not started early. Endoscopic monitoring is generally advised. We studied the incidence and management of recurrence in patients who had undergone intestinal resection. METHODS: Practicrohn was an observational retrospective study performed in 26 Spanish hospitals including patients aged ≥18 years who underwent Crohn's disease-related ileocolonic resection between January 2007 and December 2010...
June 20, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643310/-establishment-of-a-prognostic-nomogram-to-predict-long-term-survival-in-non-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-patients
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Xiaojie Wang, Pan Chi, Huiming Lin, Xingrong Lu, Ying Huang, Zongbin Xu, Shenghui Huang, Yanwu Sun, Daoxiong Ye
OBJECTIVE: To establish a nomogram to predict long-term survival in non-metastatic colorectal cancer patients. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted in patients with non-metastatic colorectal cancer who underwent radical surgery in the Department of Colorectal Surgery of Affiliated Union Hospital of Fujian Medical University between January 2000 and December 2014. Univariate and multivariate analyses on disease-free survival (DFS) were performed using the Cox proportional regression model...
June 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643309/-comparison-of-clinicopathological-features-and-prognosis-between-left-sided-colon-cancer-and-right-sided-colon-cancer
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Xianhua Gao, Guanyu Yu, Peng Liu, Liqiang Hao, Lianjie Liu, Wei Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinicopathological features and prognosis between left-sided colon cancer (LC) and right-sided colon cancer (RC). METHODS: Clinicopathological and follow-up data of 2 174 colon carcinoma cases undergoing resection at Shanghai Changhai Hospital of The Second Military Medical University from January 2000 to December 2010 were retrospectively analyzed. Patients with transverse colon cancer, overlapping position, unknown location, recurrent cancer, multiple primary cancer, concomitant malignant tumors, preoperative chemotherapy, local resection, incomplete clinical data and missed follow up were excluded...
June 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642881/combining-carcinoembryonic-antigen-and-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-to-predict-brain-metastasis-of-resected-lung-adenocarcinoma-patients
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Wei Wang, Chao Bian, Di Xia, Jin-Xi He, Ping Hai, Ren Zhao, Yan-Yang Wang
We aimed to evaluate the role of pretreatment carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) in predicting brain metastasis after radical surgery for lung adenocarcinoma patients. The records of 103 patients with completely resected lung adenocarcinoma between 2013 and 2014 were reviewed. Clinicopathologic characteristics of these patients were assessed in the Cox proportional hazards regression model. Brain metastasis occurred in 12 patients (11.6%). On univariate analysis, N2 stage (P = 0...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641703/a-randomised-controlled-trial-to-assess-the-cost-effectiveness-of-intensive-versus-no-scheduled-follow-up-in-patients-who-have-undergone-resection-for-colorectal-cancer-with-curative-intent
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David Mant, Alastair Gray, Siân Pugh, Helen Campbell, Stephen George, Alice Fuller, Bethany Shinkins, Andrea Corkhill, Jane Mellor, Elizabeth Dixon, Louisa Little, Rafael Perera-Salazar, John Primrose
BACKGROUND: Intensive follow-up after surgery for colorectal cancer is common practice but lacks a firm evidence base. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether or not augmenting symptomatic follow-up in primary care with two intensive methods of follow-up [monitoring of blood carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels and scheduled imaging] is effective and cost-effective in detecting the recurrence of colorectal cancer treatable surgically with curative intent. DESIGN: Randomised controlled open-label trial...
May 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639143/quality-of-life-after-carotid-endarterectomy-a-review-of-the-literature
#13
REVIEW
Mariusz Chabowski, Anna Grzebien, Agnieszka Ziomek, Karolina Dorobisz, Michał Leśniak, Dariusz Janczak
Strokes are one of the leading causes of death, morbidity, and disability worldwide, mainly among elderly people. It is also the third most common cause of years of life being lost, indicating a high risk of premature mortality. Revascularisation with endarterectomy (CEA) is effective in reducing the risk of death and strokes in patients with carotid artery stenosis, but the effect of invasive treatment on quality of life (QoL) still needs attention. To shed more light on the patients' perspective on this health condition, we carried out a review of the literature which aimed to analyze the level of health-related QoL among stroke survivors, with special attention to patients who had been treated with CEA...
June 21, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638795/potential-prognostic-biomarkers-in-pancreatic-juice-of-resectable-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#14
REVIEW
Shefali Agrawal
Despite potentially curative surgery pancreatic cancer has a dismal prognosis. Serum cancer antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9) correlates with tumor burden, resectability and survival in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Identification of novel biomarkers may facilitate early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and improve survival. Pancreatic juice is a rich source of cancer-specific proteins rendering it a promising tool for identifying biomarkers. Recent proteomic and microRNA expression analyses have identified several biomarkers of potential diagnostic and prognostic value...
June 10, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638465/prediction-of-lymph-node-metastases-in-gastric-cancer-by-serum-ape1-expression
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Xi Wei, Yi-Bo Li, Ying Li, Ben-Cheng Lin, Xiao-Min Shen, Ran-Liang Cui, Ya-Jun Gu, Ming Gao, Yue-Guo Li, Sheng Zhang
Aims: To investigate the functional role of serum Human apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease 1 (APE1) in prediction of lymph node metastasis in gastric cancer patients. Materials and methods: Serum samples were pre-operational collected from 86 patients with gastric cancer from Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital from March 2016 to August 2016. The serum of APE1 was measured by ELISA development kit and other CA242, CA724, CA199 and CEA levels by electrochemiluminescence assay. Results: The total of 86 patients with gastric cancer was classified into two groups (lymph node positive and negative groups)...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633941/pancreatic-cyst-fluid-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-a-and-carcinoembryonic-antigen-a-highly-accurate-test-for-the-diagnosis-of-serous-cystic-neoplasm
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Rosalie A Carr, Michele T Yip-Schneider, Scott Dolejs, Bradley A Hancock, Huangbing Wu, Milan Radovich, C Max Schmidt
BACKGROUND: Accurate differentiation of pancreatic cystic lesions is important for pancreatic cancer early detection and prevention as well as avoidance of unnecessary surgical intervention. Serous cystic neoplasms (SCN) have no malignant potential, but may mimic premalignant mucinous cystic lesions: mucinous cystic neoplasm (MCN) and intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN). We recently identified vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A as a novel pancreatic fluid biomarker for SCN...
May 18, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632941/systematic-review-of-carotid-artery-procedures-and-the-volume-outcome-relationship-in-europe
#17
REVIEW
P Phillips, E Poku, M Essat, H B Woods, E A Goka, E C Kaltenthaler, P Shackley, S Walters, J A Michaels
BACKGROUND: Hospitals that conduct more procedures on the carotid arteries may achieve better outcomes. In the context of ongoing reconfiguration of UK vascular services, this systematic review was conducted to evaluate the relationship between the volume of carotid procedures and outcomes, including mortality and stroke. METHODS: Searches of electronic databases identified studies that reported the effect of hospital or clinician volume on outcomes. Reference and citation searches were also performed...
June 20, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629335/utility-of-the-sentinel-node-concept-for-detection-of-lateral-pelvic-lymph-node-metastasis-in-lower-rectal-cancer
#18
Shigehiro Yanagita, Yoshikazu Uenosono, Takaaki Arigami, Yoshiaki Kita, Shinichiro Mori, Shoji Natsugoe
BACKGROUND: There are two lymphatic flows in lower rectal cancer; one along the inferior mesenteric artery and another towards the internal iliac artery. The benefit of dissection of lateral pelvic (LP) lymph nodes (LPLN) remains controversial. This study aimed to clarify the possibility of detecting the sentinel node (SN) of the LP region (LPSN) and examine metastasis, including micrometastasis, using a radio isotope (RI) method. METHODS: In total, 62 patients with clinical (c)T1-T4 rectal cancer were enrolled in this study (11, 16 and 35 patients had tumor located in the upper, middle and lower rectal third, respectively)...
June 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625004/distribution-weighted-cost-effectiveness-analysis-using-lifetime-health-loss
#19
Ulrikke J V Hernæs, Kjell A Johansson, Trygve Ottersen, Ole F Norheim
BACKGROUND: It is widely acknowledged that concerns for the worse off need to be integrated with the concern for cost effectiveness in priority setting, and several countries are seeking to do so. In Norway, a comprehensive framework for priority setting was recently proposed to specify the worse off in terms of lifetime loss of quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs). However, few studies have shown how to calculate such health losses, how to integrate health loss into cost-effectiveness analyses (CEAs) and how such integration impacts the incremental cost-effectiveness ratios (ICERs)...
June 17, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623598/cost-effectiveness-of-two-decision-strategies-for-shunt-use-during-carotid-endarterectomy
#20
Joe L P Kolkert, Rolf H H Groenwold, Vanessa J Leijdekkers, Joep Ter Haar, Clark J Zeebregts, Anco Vahl
BACKGROUND: Arterial shunting during carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is essential in some patients because of insufficient cerebral perfusion during cross-clamping. However, the optimal diagnostic modality identifying these patients is still debated. None of the currently used modalities has been proved superior to another. The aim of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of two modalities, stump pressure measurement (SPM) versus electroencephalography (EEG) combined with transcranial Doppler (TCD) during CEA...
June 16, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
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