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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457842/long-term-outcomes-of-patients-undergoing-simultaneous-liver-transplantation-and-sleeve-gastrectomy
#1
Daniel Zamora-Valdes, Kymberly D Watt, Todd A Kellogg, John J Poterucha, Sara R Di Cecco, Nicki M Francisco-Ziller, Timucin Taner, Charles B Rosen, Julie K Heimbach
BACKGROUND: Obesity is increasingly common before and after liver transplantation (LT), yet optimal management remains unclear. AIM: To analyze the long term outcomes for obese patients undergoing LT including a non-invasive weight loss program and combined LT and sleeve gastrectomy (SG). METHODS: Since 2006, all patients referred for LT with a body mass index (BMI) ≥35 kg/m2 were enrolled. Patients who achieved weight loss (BMI<35) underwent LT alone, and those who did not underwent simultaneous LT+SG...
February 19, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445846/prostatic-artery-embolization-for-benign-prostatic-obstruction-assessment-of-safety-and-efficacy
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REVIEW
Daniel Christidis, E Clarebrough, V Ly, M Perera, H Woo, N Lawrentschuk, D Bolton
PURPOSE: Prostatic artery embolization (PAE) has seen a recent increase in interest as a treatment for men with benign prostatic obstruction (BPO). The appeal of this intervention lies in reported reduction in morbidity and its minimally invasive nature. The purpose of this review is to assess the safety and efficacy of PAE as a new treatment in BPO and explore risks surrounding its performance. METHODS: A review of the literature was performed. Medical databases searched included PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases, limited to English, peer-reviewed articles...
February 14, 2018: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444195/decrease-in-inpatient-telemetry-utilization-through-a-system-wide-electronic-health-record-change-and-a-multifaceted-hospitalist-intervention
#3
Karli Edholm, Polina Kukhareva, Claire Ciarkowski, Jason Carr, David Gill, Austin Rupp, Jack Morshedzadeh, Nathan Wanner, Kensaku Kawamoto
BACKGROUND: Unnecessary telemetry monitoring contributes to healthcare waste. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of 2 interventions to reduce telemetry utilization. DESIGN, SETTING, PATIENTS: A 2-group retrospective, observational pre- to postintervention study of 35,871 nonintensive care unit (ICU) patients admitted to 1 academic medical center. INTERVENTION: On the hospitalist service, we implemented a telemetry reduction intervention including education, process change, routine feedback, and a financial incentive between January 2015 and June 2015...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433571/granulomatous-sarcoid-like-lesions-associated-with-checkpoint-inhibitors-a-marker-of-therapy-response-in-a-subset-of-melanoma-patients
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Michael T Tetzlaff, Kelly C Nelson, Adi Diab, Gregg A Staerkel, Priyadharsini Nagarajan, Carlos A Torres-Cabala, Beth A Chasen, Jennifer A Wargo, Victor G Prieto, Rodabe N Amaria, Jonathan L Curry
BACKGROUND: Immune checkpoint therapy has dramatically changed the landscape of cancer therapy, providing an efficacious and durable therapeutic option for patients with advanced-stage disease. However, dermatologic toxicities are a well-recognized side effect in patients receiving this therapy. A spectrum of immune related adverse events (irAEs) involving the skin can occur and include immunobullous disorders, lichenoid dermatitis, and vitiligo. Granulomatous/sarcoid-like lesions are now being recognized with the current class of checkpoint inhibitors (CPIs) that involve the dermis, the subcutaneous tissue (panniculitis), and lymph nodes...
February 12, 2018: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433124/thalamic-deep-brain-stimulation-salvages-failed-focused-ultrasound-thalamotomy-for-essential-tremor-a-case-report
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Tony R Wang, Robert F Dallapiazza, Shayan Moosa, Diane Huss, Binit B Shah, W Jeffrey Elias
BACKGROUND: A recent randomized controlled trial investigating unilateral MRI-guided focused ultrasound (FUS) for essential tremor demonstrated efficacy. The long-term durability of this thalamotomy, however, is unknown. Furthermore, the feasibility of stimulating a previously lesioned target such as the thalamic nucleus ventralis intermedius (Vim) is poorly understood. We report a case of tremor recurrence, following an initially successful FUS thalamotomy, in which Vim-DBS was subsequently utilized to regain tremor control...
February 12, 2018: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430470/transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-for-refractory-variceal-bleeding-in-a-patient-with-a-left-ventricular-assist-device
#6
Anusha Shirwaikar Thomas, Jerry Estep, David W Victor
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is an attractive therapeutic option in cirrhotic patients with recurrent variceal bleeding refractory to medical and endoscopic therapy. There is little known about the use of TIPS in patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVAD). We describe a patient with a durable continuous-flow LVAD and concurrent decompensated cardiac cirrhosis who underwent successful TIPS placement for recurrent variceal bleeding. The patient has had no rebleeding or encephalopathy in >12 months since TIPS placement...
2018: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428999/prospective-evaluation-of-insulin-and-incretin-dynamics-in-obese-adults-with-and-without-diabetes-for-2-years-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
#7
Jonathan Q Purnell, Geoffrey S Johnson, Abdus S Wahed, Chiara Dalla Man, Francesca Piccinini, Claudio Cobelli, Ronald L Prigeon, Bret H Goodpaster, David E Kelley, Myrlene A Staten, Karen E Foster-Schubert, David E Cummings, David R Flum, Anita P Courcoulas, Peter J Havel, Bruce M Wolfe
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: In this prospective case-control study we tested the hypothesis that, while long-term improvements in insulin sensitivity (S I ) accompanying weight loss after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) would be similar in obese individuals with and without type 2 diabetes mellitus, stimulated-islet-cell insulin responses would differ, increasing (recovering) in those with diabetes but decreasing in those without. We investigated whether these changes would occur in conjunction with favourable alterations in meal-related gut hormone secretion and insulin processing...
February 10, 2018: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423515/atezolizumab-mpdl3280a-monotherapy-for-patients-with-metastatic-urothelial-cancer-long-term-outcomes-from-a-phase-1-study
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Daniel P Petrylak, Thomas Powles, Joaquim Bellmunt, Fadi Braiteh, Yohann Loriot, Rafael Morales-Barrera, Howard A Burris, Joseph W Kim, Beiying Ding, Constanze Kaiser, Marcella Fassò, Carol O'Hear, Nicholas J Vogelzang
Importance: Atezolizumab (anti-programmed death ligand 1) has demonstrated safety and activity in advanced and metastatic urothelial carcinoma, but its long-term clinical profile remains unknown. Objective: To report long-term clinical outcomes with atezolizumab therapy for patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma. Design, Setting, and Participants: Patients were enrolled in an expansion cohort of an ongoing, open-label, phase 1 study...
February 8, 2018: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422368/long-term-outcomes-of-low-profile-visualized-intraluminal-support-device-usage-in-stent-assisted-coiling-of-intracranial-aneurysm
#9
Dong Hyun Yoo, Young Dae Cho, Jusun Moon, Jeongjun Lee, Hyun-Seung Kang, Won-Sang Cho, Jeong Eun Kim, Gyojun Hwang, O-Ki Kwon, Moon Hee Han
Stent-assisted coil embolization technique have broadened indications for endovascular therapy of aneurysms. The Low-profile Visualized Intraluminal Support device (LVIS) is a self-expanding, nitinol single-braid and closed-cell device introduced fairly recently. We aim to evaluate long-term outcome of LVIS device in stent-assisted coiling of intracranial aneurysms. Between October 2012 and February 2013, a total of 55 patients with unruptured wide-necked intracranial aneurysms underwent coil embolization procedures involving LVIS devices...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420964/metabolic-surgery-weight-loss-diabetes-and-beyond
#10
REVIEW
Manan Pareek, Philip R Schauer, Lee M Kaplan, Lawrence A Leiter, Francesco Rubino, Deepak L Bhatt
The alarming rise in the worldwide prevalence of obesity is paralleled by an increasing burden of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Metabolic surgery is the most effective means of obtaining substantial and durable weight loss in individuals with obesity. Randomized trials have recently shown the superiority of surgery over medical treatment alone in achieving improved glycemic control, as well as a reduction in cardiovascular risk factors. The mechanisms seem to extend beyond the magnitude of weight loss alone and include improvements in incretin profiles, insulin secretion, and insulin sensitivity...
February 13, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414913/novel-biomaterials-used-in-medical-3d-printing-techniques
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REVIEW
Karthik Tappa, Udayabhanu Jammalamadaka
The success of an implant depends on the type of biomaterial used for its fabrication. An ideal implant material should be biocompatible, inert, mechanically durable, and easily moldable. The ability to build patient specific implants incorporated with bioactive drugs, cells, and proteins has made 3D printing technology revolutionary in medical and pharmaceutical fields. A vast variety of biomaterials are currently being used in medical 3D printing, including metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. With continuous research and progress in biomaterials used in 3D printing, there has been a rapid growth in applications of 3D printing in manufacturing customized implants, prostheses, drug delivery devices, and 3D scaffolds for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414487/following-the-moving-and-changing-attachments-and-assemblages-of-addiction-applying-the-actor-network-approach-to-autobiographies
#12
Jukka Törrönen, Christoffer Tigerstedt
The article applies actor network theory (ANT) to autobiographical data on alcohol dependence to explore what ANT can offer to the analysis of 'addiction stories'. By defining 'addiction' as a relational achievement, as the effect of elements acting together as a configuration of human and non-human actors, the article demonstrates how the moving and changing attachments of addiction can be dynamically analyzed with concepts of 'assemblage', 'mediator', 'tendency', 'translation', 'trajectory', 'immutable mobile', 'fluid' and 'bush fire'...
January 30, 2018: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409743/tolerance-induction-in-hla-disparate-living-donor-kidney-transplantation-by-facilitating-cell-enriched-donor-stem-cell-infusion-the-importance-of-durable-chimerism
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REVIEW
Joseph R Leventhal, Suzanne T Ildstad
Successful solid organ transplantation currently requires the life-long use of medications to suppress the immune system in order to prevent transplant rejection. Drug-based immunosuppression significantly increases the risk of infection and cancer, as well as being very costly. Development of new therapies to minimize or eliminate entirely the need for anti-rejection drugs is of great interest to the transplant community. Therapeutic cell transfer for the control of the human immune system represents a compelling approach to reduce or eliminate the need for anti-rejection drugs...
February 2, 2018: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409292/structural-interaction-between-bone-and-implants-due-to-arthroplasty-of-the-first-metatarsophalangeal-joint
#14
Marco A Martínez Bocanegra, Javier Bayod Lopez, A Vidal-Lesso, Ricardo Becerro de Bengoa Vallejo, Raúl Lesso-Arroyo
BACKGROUND: Currently, the metatarsophalangeal joint replacement through a restorative arthroplasty, where implants are used, is a viable invasive surgical medical procedure in the treatment of severe cases of osteoarthritis in this joint, better known as hallux rigidus. However, few things are known about the postoperative complications that implants can cause on the joint, like Swanson and Tornier implants.Research in this field can provide a valuable information that would help the specialist surgeon in the decision-making during the selection of the more suitable joint implant in each patient, as well as the redesign of the devices, to make them more efficient, durable and biocompatible with the human body...
October 20, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399280/collagen-proportionate-area-correlates-to-hepatic-venous-pressure-gradient-in-non-abstinent-cirrhotic-patients-with-alcoholic-liver-disease
#15
Sophie Restellini, Nicolas Goossens, Sophie Clément, Nicolas Lanthier, Francesco Negro, Laura Rubbia-Brandt, Laurent Spahr
AIM: To explore the relationship between collagen proportionate area (CPA) and portal hypertension-related clinical manifestations in alcoholic liver disease (ALD). METHODS: Retrospective study with chart review of patients with ALD adressed to our center between January 2012 and December 2013 for a transjugular liver biopsy (TJLB) and hepatic hemodynamic study. Patients were included if they met the following criteria: (1) Medical indication for a liver biopsy in the setting of ALD; (2) recent (< 15 d) clinical, radiological, endoscopic and biological data available; and (3) estimated follow-up of at least 6 mo...
January 27, 2018: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383851/chromogenic-photonic-crystal-sensors-enabled-by-multistimuli-responsive-shape-memory-polymers
#16
Sin-Yen Leo, Wei Zhang, Yifan Zhang, Yongliang Ni, Helena Jiang, Cory Jones, Peng Jiang, Vito Basile, Curtis Taylor
Here novel chromogenic photonic crystal sensors based on smart shape memory polymers (SMPs) comprising polyester/polyether-based urethane acrylates blended with tripropylene glycol diacrylate are reported, which exhibit nontraditional all-room-temperature shape memory (SM) effects. Stepwise recovery of the collapsed macropores with 350 nm diameter created by a "cold" programming process leads to easily perceived color changes that can be correlated with the concentrations of swelling analytes in complex, multicomponent nonswelling mixtures...
January 31, 2018: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382679/opportunities-and-barriers-in-paediatric-pulse-oximetry-for-pneumonia-in-low-resource-clinical-settings-a-qualitative-evaluation-from-malawi-and-bangladesh
#17
Carina King, Nicholas Boyd, Isabeau Walker, Beatiwel Zadutsa, Abdullah H Baqui, Salahuddin Ahmed, Mazharul Islam, Esther Kainja, Bejoy Nambiar, Iain Wilson, Eric D McCollum
OBJECTIVE: To gain an understanding of what challenges pulse oximetry for paediatric pneumonia management poses, how it has changed service provision and what would improve this device for use across paediatric clinical settings in low-income countries. DESIGN: Focus group discussions (FGDs), with purposive sampling and thematic analysis using a framework approach. SETTING: Community, front-line outpatient, and hospital outpatient and inpatient settings in Malawi and Bangladesh, which provide paediatric pneumonia care...
January 30, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378602/a-3-year-follow-up-study-after-treatment-with-simeprevir-in-combination-with-pegylated-interferon-%C3%AE-and-ribavirin-for-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
#18
Fabien Zoulim, Christophe Moreno, Samuel S Lee, Peter Buggisch, Andrzej Horban, Eric Lawitz, Chris Corbett, Oliver Lenz, Bart Fevery, Thierry Verbinnen, Umesh Shukla, Wolfgang Jessner
BACKGROUND: Simeprevir is approved with pegylated interferon and ribavirin (PR) for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype (GT) 1 and GT4 infection in the USA and the European Union. METHODS: This 3-year follow-up study assessed the durability of sustained virologic response (SVR) (undetectable HCV RNA 12 or 24 weeks after treatment end), and evaluated the persistence of treatment-emergent NS3/4A protease inhibitor resistance in patients not achieving SVR following treatment with simeprevir plus PR in the parent study...
January 30, 2018: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355650/metabolic-response-4-years-after-gastric-bypass-in-a-complete-cohort-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#19
B Gisella Carranza-Leon, Nancy Puzziferri, Beverley Adams-Huet, Ibrahim Jabbour, Ildiko Lingvay
AIMS: To evaluate the long-term remission rates of type 2 diabetes mellitus and associated comorbidities after gastric bypass surgery in a complete cohort, in a real-life clinic setting. METHODS: A retrospective study of all consecutive patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus who underwent gastric bypass at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center from 2003-2010. The main outcome was remission of type 2 diabetes mellitus defined as HbA1c <6.5% (49 mmol/mol) without diabetic medication usage...
January 17, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354624/comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-between-surgical-repair-and-endovascular-stent-for-the-treatment-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
#20
Jun Ho Yang, Jong Woo Kim, Ho Chul Choi, Hyun Oh Park, In Seok Jang, Chung Eun Lee, Seong Ho Moon, Jeong Hun Byun, Jun Young Choi
Purpose: This study was performed to compare the treatment outcomes between endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and open surgical repair (OSR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) in a South Korean population. Materials and Methods: We performed a retrospective review of the medical records of 99 patients with AAAs who were managed at Gyeongsang National University Hospital between January 2005 and December 2014. We reviewed the demographic characteristics and perioperative treatment outcomes of patients with AAA undergoing EVAR or OSR...
December 2017: Vascular Specialist International
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