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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437660/an-experimental-analysis-of-shell-failure-in-breast-implants
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N G Ramião, P S Martins, M L Barroso, D C Santos, A A Fernandes
Breast implant durability and the mechanisms of rupture are important topics in the medical community, for patients, manufactures and regulatory medical agencies. After concerns about the Poly Implant Prosthesis (PIP) implants, the need for understanding the adverse outcomes and the failure mode to improve the breast implants increased. The objective of this research is to analyze and describe the rupture characteristics of failed explanted PIP implants to study the modes and causes of rupture. Eleven explanted PIP implants were analyzed by visual inspection and scanning electron microscopy (SEM)...
April 6, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433838/outcome-of-anterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-a-retrospective-study-of-clinical-and-radiological-parameters
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H Pinson, G Hallaert, P Herregodts, K Everaert, T Couvreur, J Caemaert, J P Kalala, D Van Roost
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to critically evaluate the long-term results of stand-alone anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF), without use of rhBMP-2, as a therapeutic option for symptomatic patients with degenerative disc disease (DDD). Furthermore this study intends to identify predictive parameters for anterior lumbar interbody fusion outcome. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study with additional telephone interview to obtain missing data was performed. All patients who underwent a L4-L5 and/or L5-S1 ALIF-procedure in the period between 2006 and 2011 were identified...
April 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432050/prevalence-of-remission-and-its-effect-on-damage-and-quality-of-life-in-chinese-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Chi Chiu Mok, Ling Yin Ho, Sau Mei Tse, Kar Li Chan
OBJECTIVES: To study the prevalence of remission and its effect on damage and quality of life (QOL) in Chinese patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Patients who fulfilled≥4 American College of Rheumatology criteria for SLE were identified. Their remission status at last clinic visits was determined by the European consensus criteria (complete/clinical remission ± immunosuppressive drugs). The increase in SLE damage index (SDI) in the preceding 5 years was compared between patients who were and were not in remission for ≥5 years...
April 21, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428947/update-on-programmed-death-1-and-programmed-death-ligand-1-inhibition-in-the-treatment-of-advanced-or-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Marco A J Iafolla, Rosalyn A Juergens
PURPOSE: Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has a large worldwide prevalence with a high mortality rate. Chemotherapy has offered modest improvements in survival over the past two decades. Immune checkpoint modulation with programmed death-1 (PD-1) or programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) inhibition has shown the promise of changing the future landscape of cancer therapy. This update reviews recent advances in the treatment of NSCLC with immune checkpoint modulation. METHODS: Publications and proceedings were identified from searching PubMed and proceedings from the annual meetings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, European Society for Medical Oncology, and European Lung Cancer Conference...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427013/the-accelerated-path-of-ceritinib-translating-pre-clinical-development-into-clinical-efficacy
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Tony S K Mok, Lucio Crino, Enriqueta Felip, Ravi Salgia, Tommaso De Pas, Daniel S W Tan, Laura Q M Chow
The discovery of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-rearranged non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in 2007 led to the development and subsequent approval of the ALK inhibitor crizotinib in 2011. However, despite its clinical efficacy, resistance to crizotinib invariably develops. There is now a next generation of ALK inhibitors, including two that have been approved-ceritinib and alectinib-and others that are in development-brigatinib, lorlatinib and X-396. Ceritinib and the other next-generation ALK inhibitors are more potent than crizotinib and can overcome tumor cell resistance mechanisms...
March 30, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415470/spatial-stress-distribution-analysis-by-thermoelastic-stress-measurement-and-evaluation-of-effect-of-stress-concentration-on-durability-of-various-orthopedic-implant-devices
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Yoshimitsu Okazaki, Daisuke Ishii, Atsushi Ogawa
Toward the development of highly durable devices, we investigated the effect of the thermoelastic constants of implantable raw metals and the surface stress distribution on the durability of various types of implant device by thermoelastic stress measurement and by evaluating the effect of the stress concentration. Surface stress was dynamically calculated from the bending moment, and the modulus of a section of a device was found to be consistent with the surface stress obtained by thermoelastic stress measurement...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411900/contemporary-approaches-to-patients-with-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Sumeet S Mitter, Clyde W Yancy
Incident heart failure and the burden of hospitalization may be demonstrating a decline. However, as the population ages, the prevalence of heart failure continues to increase. Mortality among heart failure patients is increasingly due to non-cardiovascular causes. Current evidence-based therapy for heart failure has improved heart failure related mortality. Current efforts should be directed toward optimizing evidence based medical and device therapy, reducing morbidity, and increasing quality of life with heart failure...
May 2017: Cardiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399549/cost-effectiveness-data-regarding-spinal-cord-stimulation-for-low-back-pain
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Christian Hoelscher, Jonathan Riley, Chengyuan Wu, Ashwini Sharan
STUDY DESIGN: Review of published literature pertaining to spinal cord stimulation cost data analysis. OBJECTIVE: To acquire, organize, and succinctly summarize the available literature regarding the costs associated with, and the cost-effectiveness of, spinal cord stimulation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Chronic back and limb pain is a pervasive complaint in modern society, with estimated annual costs of medical care greater than $100 billion...
April 10, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397881/a-promising-biodegradable-magnesium-alloy-suitable-for-clinical-vascular-stent-application
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Lin Mao, Li Shen, Jiahui Chen, Xiaobo Zhang, Minsuk Kwak, Yu Wu, Rong Fan, Lei Zhang, Jia Pei, Guangyin Yuan, Chengli Song, Junbo Ge, Wenjiang Ding
We report a Mg alloy Mg-2.2Nd-0.1Zn-0.4Zr (wt.%, denoted as JDBM-2) showing great potential in clinical vascular stent application by integrating the advantages of traditional medical stainless steel and polymer. This alloy exhibits high yield strength and elongation of 276 ± 6 MPa and 34.3 ± 3.4% respectively. The JDBM-2 with a stable degradation surface results in a highly homogeneous degradation mechanism and long-term structural and mechanical durability. In vitro cytotoxicity test of the Mg extract via human vascular endothelial cells (HUVECs) indicates that the corrosion products are well tolerated by the tested cells and potentially negligible toxic effect on arterial vessel walls...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397103/cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-maladaptive-perfectionism-in-medical-students-a-preliminary-investigation
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Suma P Chand, John T Chibnall, Stuart J Slavin
OBJECTIVES: Maladaptive perfectionism is associated with psychological distress and psychopathology. Medical students have been found to be particularly prone to maladaptive perfectionism. Recent research has indicated that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) that targets unhealthy perfectionism leads to reductions in perfectionism and related distress. This preliminary investigation aimed to evaluate the efficacy of a CBT program directed at medical students who had significant levels of maladaptive perfectionism...
April 10, 2017: Academic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390813/bile-acids-and-bariatric-surgery
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REVIEW
Vance L Albaugh, Babak Banan, Hana Ajouz, Naji N Abumrad, Charles R Flynn
Bariatric surgery, specifically Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), are the most effective and durable treatments for morbid obesity and potentially a viable treatment for type 2 diabetes (T2D). The resolution rate of T2D following these procedures is between 40 and 80% and far surpasses that achieved by medical management alone. The molecular basis for this improvement is not entirely understood, but has been attributed in part to the altered enterohepatic circulation of bile acids...
April 5, 2017: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387733/disparities-in-hiv-clinical-outcomes-among-a-cohort-of-hiv-infected-persons-receiving-care-mississippi
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Ali Dehghani Firouzabadi, Tiffany C McDonald, Tametria R Samms, Reza Sirous, Kendra Johnson
Increasing patients' cluster of differentiation 4 (CD4) count and achieving viral suppression are the ultimate goals of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) care and treatment, yet disparities in these HIV clinical outcomes exist among subpopulations of HIV-infected persons. We aimed to assess potential disparities in viral suppression and normal CD4 count among HIV-infected persons receiving care in Mississippi using Mississippi Medical Monitoring Project (MMP) data from 2009 to 2014 (N = 1233) in this study...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378207/laparoscopic-silastic-ring-mini-gastric-bypass-sr-mgbp-up-to-11-year-results-from-a-single-centre
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Laila Sheikh, Lyn A Pearless, Michael Wc Booth
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery is well established as an effective method for treating obesity and its related comorbidities. The laparoscopic mini-gastric bypass (MGBP) represents a simpler alternative to a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP). The placement of a silastic ring (SR) may enhance excess weight loss and minimize weight regain. This study reports long-term results from a cohort of patients undergoing a SR-MGBP in a single centre. METHODS: Long-term outcomes (up to 11 years) in a cohort of 156 patients undergoing surgery between August 2005 and January 2008 were analysed...
April 4, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376510/impact-of-intravitreal-pharmacotherapies-including-antivascular-endothelial-growth-factor-and-corticosteroid-agents-on-diabetic-retinopathy
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REVIEW
Charles C Wykoff
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Diabetic retinopathy is common and increasing in prevalence. Pharmacologic management of diabetic macular edema (DME) has improved tremendously over the last decade with the use of two families of intravitreally administered medications: antivascular endothelial growth factor-specific agents and corticosteroids. Clinical evaluation of these pharmaceuticals has demonstrated that they can have a substantial impact on diabetic retinopathy severity levels and the underlying retinal vasculature itself...
May 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366305/off-the-shelf-multibranched-endograft-for-urgent-endovascular-repair-of-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Enrico Gallitto, Mauro Gargiulo, Antonio Freyrie, Rodolfo Pini, Chiara Mascoli, Stefano Ancetti, Gianluca Faggioli, Andrea Stella
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper was to report early and midterm results of endovascular repair of urgent thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs) by the off-the-shelf multibranched Zenith t-Branch endograft (Cook Medical, Bloomington, Ind). METHODS: Between January 2014 and April 2016, all patients with urgent TAAAs (asymptomatic with diameter >8 cm, symptomatic, or ruptured TAAAs) and aortoiliac anatomic feasibility underwent endovascular repair by t-Branch and were prospectively enrolled...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366069/the-circle-of-willis-predicts-the-antihypertensive-effects-of-carotid-artery-stenting
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David R Santiago-Dieppa, Brian R Hirshman, Arvin Wali, J Scott Pannell, Yasaman Alam, Scott Olson, Vincent J Cheung, Jeffrey A Steinberg, Mihir Gupta, Alexander A Khalessi
OBJECTIVE Carotid artery stenting (CAS) has antihypertensive effects, but the durability and degree of this response remain variable. The authors propose that this clinical variability is a function of the presence or absence of a complete circle of Willis (COW). Incomplete COWs perfuse through a higher-resistance pial collateral pathway, and therefore patients may require a higher mean arterial pressure (MAP). Carotid artery revascularization in these patients would reduce the end-organ collateral demand that has been hypothesized to drive the MAP response...
April 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364426/long-term-maintenance-of-therapeutic-gains-associated-with-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-insomnia-delivered-alone-or-combined-with-zolpidem
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Simon Beaulieu-Bonneau, Hans Ivers, Bernard Guay, Charles M Morin
Study objectives: To document the long-term sleep outcomes at 12 and 24 months after patients with chronic insomnia were treated with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), either singly or combined with zolpidem medication. Methods: Participants were 160 adults with chronic insomnia. They were first randomized for a six-week acute treatment phase involving CBT alone or CBT combined with nightly zolpidem, and randomized for a six-month extended treatment phase involving CBT, no additional treatment, CBT combined with zolpidem as needed, or CBT with zolpidem tapered...
March 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342694/nursing-led-home-visits-post-hospitalization-for-children-with-medical-complexity
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Sarah Wells, Margaret O'Neill, Jayne Rogers, Kevin Blaine, Amy Hoffman, Sarah McBride, Meghan M Tschudy, Igor Shumskiy, Sangeeta Mauskar, Jay G Berry
PURPOSE: Hospital discharge for children with medical complexity (CMC) can be challenging for families. Home visits could potentially benefit CMC and their families after leaving the hospital. We assessed the utility of post-discharge home visits to identify and address health problems for recently hospitalized CMC. DESIGN AND METHODS: A prospective study of 36 CMC admitted to a children's hospital from 4/15/2015 to 4/14/2016 identified with a possible high risk of hospital readmission and offered a post-discharge home visit within 72h of discharge...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338450/postoperative-quality-of-life-assessment-in-patients-with-spine-metastases-treated-with-long-segment-pedicle-screw-fixation
#19
Florian Bernard, Jean-Michel Lemée, Olivier Lucas, Philippe Menei
OBJECTIVE In recent decades, progress in the medical management of cancer has been significant, resulting in considerable extension of survival for patients with metastatic disease. This has, in turn, led to increased attention to the optimal surgical management of bone lesions, including metastases to the spine. In addition, there has been a shift in focus toward improving quality of life and reducing hospital stay for these patients, and many minimally invasive techniques have been introduced with the aim of reducing the morbidity associated with more traditional open approaches...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335341/design-and-electrochemical-study-of-platinum-based-nanomaterials-for-sensitive-detection-of-nitric-oxide-in-biomedical-applications
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REVIEW
Maduraiveeran Govindhan, Zhonggang Liu, Aicheng Chen
The extensive physiological and regulatory roles of nitric oxide (NO) have spurred the development of NO sensors, which are of critical importance in neuroscience and various medical applications. The development of electrochemical NO sensors is of significant importance, and has garnered a tremendous amount of attention due to their high sensitivity and selectivity, rapid response, low cost, miniaturization, and the possibility of real-time monitoring. Nanostructured platinum (Pt)-based materials have attracted considerable interest regarding their use in the design of electrochemical sensors for the detection of NO, due to their unique properties and the potential for new and innovative applications...
November 14, 2016: Nanomaterials
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