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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821908/predicting-homeless-people-s-perceived-health-after-entering-the-social-relief-system-in-the-netherlands
#1
Jorien van der Laan, Barbara van Straaten, Sandra N Boersma, Gerda Rodenburg, Dike van de Mheen, Judith R L M Wolf
OBJECTIVES: We explored whether changes in the perceived health of homeless people after entering the social relief system (SRS) in The Netherlands were predicted by housing, income, hours of work, social support, unmet care needs, arrests, physical and mental health, substance use, and experiences of autonomy, competence and relatedness, in addition to perceived health at baseline, demographics, suspected intellectual disability, the duration of homelessness and the company of children in the shelter facility...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821522/evidence-of-pharmacological-and-non-pharmacological-interventions-for-the-management-of-dental-fear-in-paediatric-dentistry-a-systematic-review-protocol
#2
Stefano Cianetti, Luigi Paglia, Roberto Gatto, Alessandro Montedori, Eleonora Lupatelli
INTRODUCTION: Several techniques have been proposed to manage dental fear/dental anxiety (DFA) in children and adolescents undergoing dental procedures. To our knowledge, no widely available compendium of therapies to manage DFA exists. We propose a study protocol to assess the evidence regarding pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions to relieve dental anxiety in children and adolescents. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: In our systematic review, we will include randomised trials, controlled clinical rials and systematic reviews (SRs) of trials that investigated the effects of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions to decrease dental anxiety in children and adolescents...
August 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819707/metastatic-melanoma-prognostic-factors-and-survival-in-patients-with-brain-metastases
#3
E Frinton, D Tong, J Tan, G Read, V Kumar, S Kennedy, C Lim, R E Board
Brain metastases from malignant melanoma carry a poor prognosis. Novel systemic agents have improved overall survival (OS), but the value of whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) remains uncertain. The melanoma-specific graded prognostic assessment (msGPA) provides useful prognostic information, but the relevance to the modern-day population has not been validated. Since 2011, 53 patients received treatment for brain metastases from malignant melanoma at the Rosemere Cancer Centre medical oncology clinic...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818305/treatment-of-the-ventral-intermediate-nucleus-for-medically-refractory-tremor-a-cost-analysis-of-stereotactic-radiosurgery-versus-deep-brain-stimulation
#4
Shearwood McClelland, Jerry J Jaboin
INTRODUCTION: Medically refractory tremor treatment has evolved over the past half-century from intraoperative thalamotomy to deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the thalamic ventral intermediate nucleus (VIM). Within the past 15years, unilateral radiosurgical VIM thalamotomy has emerged as a comparably efficacious treatment modality. METHODS: An extensive literature search of VIM DBS series was performed; the total cost of VIM DBS was calculated from hospitals geographically representative of the entire United States using current procedural terminology and work relative value unit (RVU) codes...
August 14, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816158/a-multi-institutional-prospective-observational-study-of-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-patients-with-multiple-brain-metastases-jlgk0901-study-update-irradiation-related-complications-and-long-term-maintenance-of-mini-mental-state-examination-scores
#5
MULTICENTER STUDY
Masaaki Yamamoto, Toru Serizawa, Yoshinori Higuchi, Yasunori Sato, Jun Kawagishi, Kazuhiro Yamanaka, Takashi Shuto, Atsuya Akabane, Hidefumi Jokura, Shoji Yomo, Osamu Nagano, Hidefumi Aoyama
PURPOSE: The JLGK0901 study showed the noninferiority of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) alone as initial treatment of 5 to 10 brain metastases (BMs) compared with 2 to 4 BMs in terms of overall survival and most secondary endpoints (Lancet Oncol 2014;15:387-95). However, observation periods were not long enough to allow confirmation of the long-term safety of SRS alone in patients with 5 to 10 BMs. METHODS AND MATERIALS: This was a prospective observational study of Gamma Knife SRS-treated patients with 1 to 10 newly diagnosed BMs enrolled at 23 facilities between March 1, 2009, and February 15, 2012...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816150/phase-1-study-of-ipilimumab-combined-with-whole-brain-radiation-therapy-or-radiosurgery-for-melanoma-patients-with-brain-metastases
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Noelle L Williams, Evan J Wuthrick, Hyun Kim, Joshua D Palmer, Shivank Garg, Harriet Eldredge-Hindy, Constantine Daskalakis, Kendra J Feeney, Michael J Mastrangelo, Lyndon J Kim, Takami Sato, Kari L Kendra, Thomas Olencki, David A Liebner, Christopher J Farrell, James J Evans, Kevin D Judy, David W Andrews, Adam P Dicker, Maria Werner-Wasik, Wenyin Shi
PURPOSE: We performed a phase 1 study to determine the maximum tolerable dose and safety of ipilimumab with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) or whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT) in patients with brain metastases from melanoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Based on the intracranial disease burden, patients underwent WBRT (arm A) or SRS (arm B). The ipilimumab starting dose was 3 mg/kg every 3 weeks, starting on day 3 of WBRT or 2 days after SRS. The ipilimumab dose was escalated to 10 mg/kg using a 2-stage, 3+3 design...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816146/quality-assessment-of-stereotactic-radiosurgery-of-a-melanoma-brain-metastases-model-using-a-mouselike-phantom-and-the-small-animal-radiation-research-platform
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Cheng-Chia Wu, Kunal R Chaudhary, Yong Hum Na, David Welch, Paul J Black, Adam M Sonabend, Peter Canoll, Yvonne M Saenger, Tony J C Wang, Cheng-Shie Wuu, Tom K Hei, Simon K Cheng
PURPOSE: To establish a novel preclinical model for stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) with combined mouselike phantom quality assurance in the setting of brain metastases. METHODS AND MATERIALS: C57B6 mice underwent intracranial injection of B16-F10 melanoma cells. T1-weighted postcontrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed on day 11 after injection. The MRI images were fused with cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images using the Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP)...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816142/vorinostat-and-concurrent-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-brain-metastases-a-phase-1-dose-escalation-trial
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Clara Y H Choi, Heather A Wakelee, Joel W Neal, Mary C Pinder-Schenck, Hsiang-Hsuan Michael Yu, Steven D Chang, John R Adler, Leslie A Modlin, Griffith R Harsh, Scott G Soltys
PURPOSE: To determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of vorinostat, a histone deacetylase inhibitor, given concurrently with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) to treat non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) brain metastases. Secondary objectives were to determine toxicity, local failure, distant intracranial failure, and overall survival rates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this multicenter study, patients with 1 to 4 NSCLC brain metastases, each ≤2 cm, were enrolled in a phase 1, 3 + 3 dose escalation trial...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813144/stimulated-raman-imaging-reveals-aberrant-lipogenesis-as-a-meta-bolic-marker-for-azole-resistant-candida-albicans
#9
Caroline W Karanja, Weili Hong, Waleed Younis, Hassan E Eldesouky, Mohamed N Seleem, Ji-Xin Cheng
Candida albicans (C. albicans) is the single most prevalent cause of fungal bloodstream infections worldwide causing significant mortality as high as fifty percent. This high mortality rate is, in part, due to the inability to initiate an effective antifungal therapy early in the disease process. Mortality rates significantly increase after twelve hours of delay in initiating the appropriate antifungal therapy following a positive blood culture. Early administration of appropriate antifungal therapy is hampered by the slow turnovers of the conventional antimicrobial testing techniques, which require days of incubation...
August 16, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812301/changing-treatment-paradigms-for-brain-metastases-from-melanoma-part-1-diagnosis-prognosis-symptom-control-and-local-treatment
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REVIEW
Vyshak Alva Venur, Pauline Funchain, Rupesh Kotecha, Samuel T Chao, Manmeet S Ahluwalia
Melanoma is the third most common cause of brain metastases, after lung and breast cancer. The management of melanoma brain metastases can be broadly divided into symptom control and therapeutic strategies. Supportive treatments include corticosteroids to reduce peritumoral edema, antiepileptics for seizure control, and medications to preserve cognitive function. Until recently, therapeutic strategies consisted primarily of local treatments, including surgery, whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT), and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)...
August 15, 2017: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808889/interactions-between-myocardial-sympathetic-denervation-and-left-ventricular-mechanical-dyssynchrony-a-czt-analysis
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Alessia Gimelli, Riccardo Liga, Francesca Menichetti, Ezio Soldati, Maria Grazia Bongiorni, Paolo Marzullo
BACKGROUND: A correlation between left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony (LVD) and impaired myocardial sympathetic tone has been hypothesized. We sought to assess the interactions between regional LV sympathetic innervation, perfusion, and mechanical dyssynchrony. METHODS: Eighty-three patients underwent evaluation of LV perfusion and sympathetic innervation on (99m)Tc-tetrofosmin/(123)I-metaiodobenzylguanidine ((123)I-MIBG) imaging. The summed rest score and summed (123)I-MIBG score (SS-MIBG) were computed...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808817/electrophysiological-modulation-in-an-effort-to-complete-illusory-figures-configuration-illusory-contour-and-closure-effects
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Tommaso Poscoliero, Massimo Girelli
Figure recognition process: From the coarse configuration standing from the background to the closure of a meaningful shape, was investigated by ERP technique. ERP components at different latencies from stimulus onset allowed to tap into the figure recognition process at discrete time-points when different cognitive operations take place. In this study, we present two experiments where the support-ratio (SR) of illusory figures was manipulated to vary continuously the recognition of geometrical figures. In the first experiment three shapes were used to vary the SR and the P1 component (80-130 ms) was modulated by the configuration-effect explained, in part for the first time, with the unbalanced physical stimulation between upper and lower visual field...
August 14, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806298/effect-of-cyproheptadine-on-weight-and-growth-velocity-in-children-with-silver-russell-syndrome
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Anaïs Lemoine, Madeleine D Harbison, Jennifer Salem, Patrick Tounian, Irène Netchine, Béatrice Dubern
OBJECTIVES: Nutritional management of children with Silver-Russell syndrome (SRS) is crucial, especially before initiating growth hormone therapy (GHT). Since cyproheptadine (CYP) has been reported to be orexigenic, we retrospectively investigated the effects of CYP on changes in weight and height in SRS patients. METHODS: Anthropometric parameters (weight [W], length or height [H], relative body weight for height [W/H] and body mass index [BMI]) were recorded for 34 children with SRS receiving CYP...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803363/evaluation-of-nonablative-fractional-laser-treatment-in-scar-reduction
#14
Hilal Gokalp
Fractional lasers have been used for the improvement of scar tissue in the recent years but there has not been extensive research on their impact. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of nonablative fractional laser (NAFL) on acne, burn, and surgery/traumatic scar. The scars were also categorized as atrophic, hypertrophic, and keloid, and treatment efficacy was investigated accordingly. This is a retrospective, single-center study. Scar tissues were treated using a nonablative fractional 1550-nm Erbium glass laser in high-energy parameters at 4-week interval for 4-8 sessions...
August 12, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803169/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-without-cortical-venous-reflux
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Daniel A Tonetti, Bradley A Gross, Brian T Jankowitz, Kyle M Atcheson, Hideyuki Kano, Edward A Monaco, Ajay Niranjan, L Dade Lunsford
BACKGROUND: The rationale for treatment of dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVF) without cortical venous reflux is symptomatic resolution. Most studies of dural arteriovenous fistula treatment, including those for stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), have focused on angiographic obliteration instead of clinical symptomatic outcome. METHODS: The authors evaluated their institutional experience with SRS for cerebral dAVFs without cortical venous reflux from 1991 to 2016, evaluating angiographic and clinical outcomes, focusing on the course of pulsatile tinnitus and/or ocular symptoms after treatment...
August 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799876/melanoma-brain-metastasis-the-impact-of-stereotactic-radiosurgery-braf-mutational-status-and-targeted-and-or-immune-based-therapies-on-treatment-outcome
#16
Rupesh Kotecha, Jacob A Miller, Vyshak A Venur, Alireza M Mohammadi, Samuel T Chao, John H Suh, Gene H Barnett, Erin S Murphy, Pauline Funchain, Jennifer S Yu, Michael A Vogelbaum, Lilyana Angelov, Manmeet S Ahluwalia
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to investigate the impact of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), BRAF status, and targeted and immune-based therapies on the recurrence patterns and factors associated with overall survival (OS) among patients with melanoma brain metastasis (MBM). METHODS A total of 366 patients were treated for 1336 MBMs; a lesion-based analysis was performed on 793 SRS lesions. The BRAF status was available for 78 patients: 35 had BRAF (mut) and 43 had BRAF wild-type ( BRAF-WT) lesions. The Kaplan-Meier method evaluated unadjusted OS; cumulative incidence analysis determined the incidences of local failure (LF), distant failure, and radiation necrosis (RN), with death as a competing risk...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798984/midlife-changes-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-patients-who-underwent-spinal-fusion-during-adolescence
#17
Tsutomu Akazawa, Toshiaki Kotani, Tsuyoshi Sakuma, Shohei Minami, Yoshiaki Torii, Sumihisa Orita, Kazuhide Inage, Kazuki Fujimoto, Yasuhiro Shiga, Gen Inoue, Masayuki Miyagi, Wataru Saito, Seiji Ohtori, Hisateru Niki
PURPOSE: Our previous study reported a good health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients 21 years or more after surgery. The purpose of this study is to investigate midlife changes in HRQOL among AIS patients who passed further 5 years from the previous survey. METHODS: Subjects were 252 individuals who underwent spinal fusion for AIS between 1968 and 1988. The survey was administered twice-in 2009 and in 2014 using Scoliosis Research Society Patient Questionnaire (SRS-22)...
August 10, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798338/thermodynamics-of-camphor-migration-in-cytochrome-p450cam-by-atomistic-simulations
#18
J Rydzewski, W Nowak
Understanding the mechanisms of ligand binding to enzymes is of paramount importance for the design of new drugs. Here, we report on the use of a novel biased molecular dynamics (MD) methodology to study the mechanism of camphor binding to cytochrome P450cam. Microsecond-long MD simulations allowed us to observe reaction coordinates characterizing ligand diffusion from the active site of cytochrome P450cam to solvent via three egress routes. These atomistic simulations were used to estimate thermodynamic quantities along the reaction coordinates and indicate diverse binding configurations...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796720/srs-22r-scores-in-nonoperated-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-patients-with-curves-greater-than-forty-degrees
#19
W Timothy Ward, Nicole A Friel, Tanya S Kenkre, Maria M Brooks, Joanne A Londino, James W Roach
STUDY DESIGN: Case control comparative series. OBJECTIVE: Describe surgical range adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients electing to forgo surgery and compare health-related quality-of-life outcomes to a similar cohort of operated AIS patients by the same single surgeon. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: No data have been published either documenting SRS-22r scores of nonoperated patients with curves ≥40° or comparing these scores to a demographically similar operated cohort...
August 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796535/delay-discounting-and-probability-discounting-but-not-response-inhibition-are-associated-with-sexual-risk-taking-in-adults
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Steven R Lawyer, Colin T Mahoney
Sexual risk behavior (SRB) is associated with impulsivity, but it is not clear whether different aspects of impulsivity are uniquely related to SRBs in adults. Unmarried adults ages 18 to 30 (N = 296; 41.0% male) recruited from the community reported their frequency of SRBs over the past six months using the Sexual Risk Survey (SRS; Turchik & Garske, 2009) and completed three behavioral measures of impulsivity: insensitivity to delayed consequences (delay discounting [DD]), insensitivity to probabilistic consequences (probability discounting [PD]) and response inhibition (stop signal task [SST])...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
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