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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817835/history-of-thyroid-disease-and-survival-of-ovarian-cancer-patients-results-from-the-ovarian-cancer-association-consortium-a-brief-report
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Albina N Minlikeeva, Jo L Freudenheim, Rikki A Cannioto, Kevin H Eng, J Brian Szender, Paul Mayor, John L Etter, Daniel W Cramer, Brenda Diergaarde, Jennifer A Doherty, Thilo Dörk, Robert Edwards, Anna deFazio, Grace Friel, Marc T Goodman, Peter Hillemanns, Estrid Høgdall, Allan Jensen, Susan J Jordan, Beth Y Karlan, Susanne K Kjær, Rüdiger Klapdor, Keitaro Matsuo, Mika Mizuno, Christina M Nagle, Kunle Odunsi, Lisa Paddock, Mary Anne Rossing, Joellen M Schildkraut, Barbara Schmalfeldt, Brahm H Segal, Kristen Starbuck, Kathryn L Terry, Penelope M Webb, Emese Zsiros, Roberta B Ness, Francesmary Modugno, Elisa V Bandera, Jenny Chang-Claude, Kirsten B Moysich
BACKGROUND: Findings from in vitro studies suggest that increased exposure to thyroid hormones can influence progression of ovarian tumours. However, epidemiologic evidence on this topic is limited. METHODS: We pooled data from 11 studies from the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium. Using multivariate Cox proportional hazards models, we estimated associations between hyper- and hypothyroidism and medications prescribed for these conditions with 5-year all-cause survival among women diagnosed with invasive ovarian cancer...
August 17, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817445/the-safety-of-pembrolizumab-in-metastatic-melanoma-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Akshjot Puri, Jade Homsi
Immunotherapy has been in use for the treatment of melanoma since a very long time, but only recently have the cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4) antibody ipilimumab and programmed cell death-1 inhibitors such as nivolimumab and pembrolizumab been shown to induce marked improvements in survival in patients with metastatic melanoma. An important concern arises in terms of the safety of the use of these agents in patients with autoimmune diseases, solid organ transplant recipients on immunosuppression, patients with a history of previous hepatitis B or C, and patients with HIV infections as these patients were excluded from pivotal immunotherapy studies...
August 16, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817411/effects-of-recent-concussion-and-injury-history-on-instantaneous-relative-risk-of-lower-extremity-injury-in-division-i-collegiate-athletes
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Peter C Fino, Lauren N Becker, Nora F Fino, Brett Griesemer, Michael Goforth, Per Gunnar Brolinson
BACKGROUND: Growing evidence suggests that concussion increases the risk of lower extremity (LE) musculoskeletal injury. However, it is unclear to how the effect of concussion on LE injury risk may be influenced by previous injuries. This study sought to examine the association between concussion, previous LE injuries, and the risk LE injury to the same previously injured limb (ipsilateral) or the opposite limb (contralateral). METHODS: This retrospective study examined medical records from 110 concussed athletes and 110 matched controls for LE injuries in the 365 days before and after the concussion event...
August 16, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817315/experience-of-menopause-in-women-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-pilot-study
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E Kaley Donaldson, V Huang, S Ross, B C Sydora
OBJECTIVE: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are debilitating chronic intestinal diseases requiring extensive medical intervention. Little is known how IBD symptoms and treatments affect menopause experience and quality of life. The study's goal was to investigate the relationship between IBD and menopause. METHOD: Women with IBD, between the ages of 30 and 65 years, were recruited from an outpatient IBD clinic. They completed surveys on obstetric, medical, and IBD history and clinical disease activity...
August 17, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817296/patients-views-on-price-shopping-and-price-transparency
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Hannah L Semigran, Rebecca Gourevitch, Anna D Sinaiko, David Cowling, Ateev Mehrotra
OBJECTIVES: Driven by the growth of high deductibles and price transparency initiatives, patients are being encouraged to search for prices before seeking care, yet few do so. To understand why this is the case, we interviewed individuals who were offered access to a widely used price transparency website through their employer. STUDY DESIGN: Qualitative interviews. METHODS: We interviewed individuals enrolled in a preferred provider organization product through their health plan about their experience using the price transparency tool (if they had done so), their past medical experiences, and their opinions on shopping for care...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817113/clinical-and-histologic-mimickers-of-celiac-disease
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REVIEW
Amrit K Kamboj, Amy S Oxentenko
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder of the small bowel, classically associated with diarrhea, abdominal pain, and malabsorption. The diagnosis of celiac disease is made when there are compatible clinical features, supportive serologic markers, representative histology from the small bowel, and response to a gluten-free diet. Histologic findings associated with celiac disease include intraepithelial lymphocytosis, crypt hyperplasia, villous atrophy, and a chronic inflammatory cell infiltrate in the lamina propria...
August 17, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816946/prognostic-factors-of-clinical-endpoints-in-elderly-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-during-a-2-year-follow-up-in-china-an-observational-cohort-study
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Hao Wang, Hai-Jun Wang, Ya-Dong Chen, Tao Tao, Yu-Tao Guo, Xiao-Ning Zhao, Hong-Bin Liu, Yu-Tang Wang
This study aimed to reveal the incidence of clinical endpoints in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) during a 2-year follow-up and evaluate the related prognostic factors of these endpoints.In total, 200 elderly patients with AF and 400 age- and sex-matched patients without AF were enrolled in this prospective observational cohort study. The incidence of clinical endpoints, including thromboembolism, hemorrhage, and all-cause death, during the 2-year follow-up was analyzed. Other follow-up data, including disease history, laboratory examinations, medication status, and other clinical endpoints, were collected...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816820/factors-that-influence-of-trabectome-surgery-for-glaucoma-patients
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Naoki Tojo, Shinya Abe, Atsushi Hayashi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the factors that influence the outcome of trabectome surgery. METHODS: This was a retrospective nonrandomized study. Seventy-eight glaucoma patients (86 eyes) who underwent trabectome surgeries and were followed up for more than 12 months were included. We classified the subtypes of glaucoma as: primary open-angle glaucoma (23 eyes), pseudo-exfoliation glaucoma (58 eyes), and secondary glaucoma (5 eyes). Forty-seven eyes underwent cataract and trabectome surgeries simultaneously, and 39 underwent only trabectome surgery...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816222/an-outlier-in-public-health-history-in-india-a-t-w-simeons-s-scheme-for-rural-medical-relief-kolhapur-1943-47
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Shubhada Pandya
It is customary to date provision of health services in rural India to the Report of the Bhore Committee (1946) and its descendants. It is presumed that in pre-Bhore India (the last half-century of the British era) the rural public health scenario was devoid of discerning commentators and practical effort. The presumption is misleading. Historical material shows that attempts, official and non-official, to improve rural environments and attend to the health problems of villagers were not wanting. Such efforts followed two main, sometimes intersecting, streams, namely sanitation and medical relief...
March 2017: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816184/early-screening-of-diabetes-and-hypertension-in-primary-care-dental-clinics-at-king-saud-university-in-riyadh-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia
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Emad M Hadlaq, Ziyad T Faraj, Fahad M Al Gamdi, Faisal A Al Obathani, Mashael F Abuabat, Kamran H Awan
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes mellitus and hypertension are the leading chronic diseases in Saudi Arabia; 23.1% of the Saudi population are diabetic and 25.5% are hypertensive. This cross-sectional study was made on dental setting to determine the effectiveness of screening of diabetes and hypertension in dental clinics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was carried out in the primary care dental clinics at the Dental College in King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815799/characterization-of-opioid-use-in-sickle-cell-disease
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Jin Han, Jifang Zhou, Santosh L Saraf, Victor R Gordeuk, Gregory S Calip
PURPOSE: Opioid analgesics are commonly used to treat vaso-occlusive pain episodes in sickle cell disease (SCD), but comprehensive evidence characterizing opioid use in this patient population is limited. Our objective was to characterize opioid use patterns among SCD patients using a large nationwide database. METHODS: A large, US medical claims database was utilized to identify a cohort of 3882 SCD patients, and characteristics of opioid use were analyzed. Clinical variables including age, gender, medication use, health care utilization, and medical history were evaluated for correlations with opioid use...
August 16, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815662/risks-of-adverse-perinatal-outcomes-after-repeat-terminations-of-pregnancy-by-their-methods-a-nationwide-register-based-cohort-study-in-finland-1996-2013
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S Kc, M Gissler, S M Virtanen, R Klemetti
BACKGROUND: Repeat terminations of pregnancy (TOPs) are associated with an increased risk of adverse outcomes in the subsequent birth. The perinatal outcomes after repeat TOPs by their methods have not yet been properly studied. This study aimed to examine perinatal outcomes in subsequent pregnancy among the women with a singleton birth and a history of TOPs. METHODS: All the first-time mothers (n = 419 879) with a singleton birth during 1996-2013 in Finland were identified from the Medical Birth Register and linked to the Abortion Register...
August 16, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815312/trilateral-retinoblastoma-a-systematic-review-of-211-cases
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REVIEW
Ryuya Yamanaka, Azusa Hayano, Yasuo Takashima
We conducted a systematic review of 72 studies to characterize trilateral retinoblastomas. Kaplan-Meier analysis was used to estimate survival, and statistical significance was assessed by using a log-rank test. We analyzed 211 cases of trilateral retinoblastomas. The average age of onset of retinoblastoma was 0.79 ± 1.38 years, and the average latency period between the onset of retinoblastomas and trilateral retinoblastomas was 1.49 ± 1.76 years. The brain tumors were found before the retinoblastoma diagnosis in 6 cases (3...
August 16, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815277/discontinuation-rate-and-adverse-events-after-1%C3%A2-year-of-vaginal-pessary-use-in-women-with-pelvic-organ-prolapse
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Theerarat Yimphong, Teerayut Temtanakitpaisan, Pranom Buppasiri, Chompilas Chongsomchai, Supparaluck Kanchaiyaphum
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: To ascertain the rate of discontinuation after vaginal pessary use among pelvic organ prolapse patients. METHODS: We enrolled women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse who opted to use vaginal pessary as the first line of treatment and were fitted with a pessary at the urogynecological clinic in Khon Kaen University's Srinagarind Hospital (Thailand) during the period between 2010 and 2016. Patients' medical records were retrospectively reviewed...
August 16, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815189/a-case-of-pulmonary-vein-thrombosis-associated-with-treatment-of-omalizumab
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Sandhya Narukonda, Nagadarshini Ramagiri Vinod, Medha Joshi
Pulmonary vein thrombosis (PVT) is a challenging diagnosis and has been described in association with or as a complication of pulmonary tumors, lung surgeries, atrial myxoma, and after radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. There are not many reported cases of PVT associated with medication use. We present a case of a 53-year-old male with a history of severe persistent asthma on omalizumab, who presented with shortness of breath and was found to have PVT on computed tomography scan of the chest...
July 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815117/systematic-analysis-of-free-text-family-history-in-electronic-health-record
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Yanshan Wang, Liwei Wang, Majid Rastegar-Mojarad, Sijia Liu, Feichen Shen, Hongfang Liu
Family history is an important component in modern clinical care especially in the era of precision medicine. Family history information in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system is usually stored in structured format as well as in free-text format. In this study, we systematically analyzed a family history text corpus from 3 million clinical notes for the patients receiving their primary care at Mayo Clinic. Family members, medical problems, and their associations were analyzed and reported. Our findings showed a great agreement between positive/negated medical problems mentioned in the diagnosis report and the family history, as measured by observed agreement and random agreement...
2017: AMIA Summits on Translational Science Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815087/ocular-and-systemic-risk-factors-of-different-morphologies-of-scotoma-in-patients-with-normal-tension-glaucoma
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Ewa Kosior-Jarecka, Dominika Wróbel-Dudzińska, Urszula Łukasik, Tomasz Żarnowski
THE AIM: The aim of this study was to assess general and ocular profiles of patients with single-localisation changes in visual field. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study group consisted of 215 Caucasian patients with normal-tension glaucoma with scotoma on single localisation or with preperimetric glaucoma. During regular follow-up visits, ophthalmic examination was carried out and medical history was recorded. The results of the visual field were allocated as paracentral scotomas, arcuate scotomas, peripheral defects, or hemispheric defects...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815038/management-of-desmoid-tumours-a-large-national-database-of-familial-adenomatous-patients-shows-a-link-to-colectomy-modalities-and-low-efficacy-of-medical-treatments
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T Walter, C Zhenzhen Wang, O Guillaud, E Cotte, A Pasquer, O Vinet, G Poncet, T Ponchon, J-C Saurin
BACKGROUND: Desmoid tumours represent a major complication of familial adenomatous polyposis. Our aims were to study the factors associated with the development of desmoid tumours in familial adenomatous polyposis patients, and to describe presentation and management of desmoid tumours. METHODS AND PATIENTS: We reviewed all patients with familial adenomatous polyposis followed at our institution between 1965-2013, with either identified adenomatous polyposis coli gene mutation, or a personal and family history suggesting adenomatous polyposis coli-related polyposis...
August 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814942/awareness-of-venous-thromboembolism-and-thromboprophylaxis-among-hospitalized-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
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Hind Almodaimegh, Lama Alfehaid, Nada Alsuhebany, Rami Bustami, Shmylan Alharbi, Abdulmalik Alkatheri, Abdulkareem Albekairy
BACKGROUND: Patient awareness of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and thromboprophylaxis is essential for their safety. In this study, we evaluated patients' awareness of VTE and their perceptions of thromboprophylaxis. METHODS: We administered a cross-sectional survey to patients hospitalized at the King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. RESULTS: Of 190 patients approached, 174 completed the survey, constituting a response rate of 95%...
2017: Thrombosis Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814857/when-is-dual-bronchodilation-indicated-in-copd
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REVIEW
Mike Thomas, David Mg Halpin, Marc Miravitlles
Inhaled bronchodilator medications are central to the management of COPD and are frequently given on a regular basis to prevent or reduce symptoms. While short-acting bronchodilators are a treatment option for people with relatively few COPD symptoms and at low risk of exacerbations, for the majority of patients with significant breathlessness at the time of diagnosis, long-acting bronchodilators may be required. Dual bronchodilation with a long-acting β2-agonist and long-acting muscarinic antagonist may be more effective treatment for some of these patients, with the aim of improving symptoms...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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