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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190700/epidemiology-of-escherichia-coli-bacteraemia-in-england-results-of-an-enhanced-sentinel-surveillance-programme
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J Abernethy, R Guy, E A Sheridan, S Hopkins, M Kiernan, M H Wilcox, A P Johnson, R Hope
BACKGROUND: Escherichia coli causes more than one-third of the bacteraemia cases in England each year, and the incidence of these infections is increasing. AIM: To determine the underlying risk factors associated with E. coli bacteraemia. METHODS: A three-month enhanced sentinel surveillance study involving 35 National Health Service hospitals was undertaken in the winter of 2012/13 to collect risk factor information and further details on the underlying source of infection to augment data already collected by the English national surveillance programme...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178051/urinary-microbiome-and-cytokine-levels-in-women-with-interstitial-cystitis
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Melinda G Abernethy, Amy Rosenfeld, James R White, Margaret G Mueller, Christina Lewicky-Gaupp, Kimberly Kenton
OBJECTIVE: To investigate differences in the urinary microbiome and cytokine levels between women with and without interstitial cystitis and to correlate differences with scores on standardized symptom severity scales and depression and anxiety screening tools. METHODS: Our cross-sectional study compared women presenting to a pelvic floor clinic and diagnosed with interstitial cystitis over a 6-month period with age-matched women in a control group from the same institution...
March 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156604/efficacy-of-anamorelin-in-cachectic-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc-and-low-bmi-20-kg-m-2-post-hoc-analysis-of-two-phase-iii-studies
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Jennifer S Temel, Amy Pickar Abernethy, Ruben Giorgino, John Friend, Kenneth Fearon
: 203 Background: Patients with advanced cancer frequently experience anorexia/cachexia, which can be characterized by weight loss or low BMI, and is associated with reduced function and quality of life. The randomized, phase III, double-blind ROMANA 1 [NCT01387269; N = 484] and ROMANA 2 [NCT01387282; N = 495]) trials in cachectic NSCLC patients demonstrated that the ghrelin receptor agonist anamorelin improved LBM, body weight, fat mass (FM), and symptom burden compared with placebo, and was well tolerated...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156470/patient-reported-distress-in-adults-with-myelodysplastic-syndromes-mds
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Carlos deCastro, Mary Ruth Pupa, Greg P Samsa, Amy Pickar Abernethy, Thomas William LeBlanc
: 80 Background: MDS are hematopoietic malignancies that are incurable in most patients. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) defines distress as an unpleasant emotional experience associated with the psychosocial complications of cancer that may interfere with quality of life. Distress is not well described in MDS and may be useful to screen for palliative care needs. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of distress in ambulatory adult MDS patients visiting our clinics from July 2013 to September 2015...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156435/sleep-quality-among-inpatients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Kelli Aibel, Ryan Meyerhoff, David Harpole, Amy Pickar Abernethy, Chi-Fu Jeffrey Yang
: 82 Background: Anecdotally, sleep is thought to be a significant problem for inpatients receiving treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML), butsleep disturbances in this setting are not well-characterized. We aimed to assess the feasibility of measuring sleep in AML patients using a wearable actigraphy device. METHODS: Using the Actigraph GT3X "watch,"we assessed the total sleep time, sleep onset latency, wake after sleep onset, number of awakenings after sleep onset, and sleep efficiency for inpatients with AML receiving induction chemotherapy during their hospitalization...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152786/first-line-treatment-of-metastatic-nsclc-mnsclc-patients-without-actionable-mutations-in-u-s-community-oncology-clinical-practice
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Ashwini Arunachalam, Thomas A Burke, Xiting Cao, Amy P Abernethy, David Paul Carbone
: 307 Background: Benchmarking high quality care requires defining optimally effective practice patterns. As first step, contemporary real-world practice must be detailed. The purpose of this study is to describe patient flow from diagnosis of mNSCLC to initiation of anti-cancer drug therapy in patients without known EGFR/ALK genomic tumor aberrations; the characteristics and first-line (1L) anti-cancer treatment of these patients, including induction and maintenance therapy. METHODS: Retrospective database cohort study using data from an oncology EHR system, representing 17% of incident cancer cases from US community setting...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141932/an-expanded-portfolio-of-survival-metrics-for-assessing-anticancer-agents
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Jennifer Karweit, Srividya Kotapati, Samuel Wagner, James W Shaw, Steffan W Wolfe, Amy P Abernethy
OBJECTIVES: With the introduction of more effective anticancer agents that prolong survival, there is a need for new methods to define the clinical value of treatments. The objective of this preliminary qualitative and quantitative analysis was to assess the utility of an expanded portfolio of survival metrics to differentiate the value of anticancer agents. STUDY DESIGN: A literature review was conducted of phase 3 trial data, reported in regulatory submissions within the last 10 years of agents for 6 metastatic cancers (breast cancer, colorectal cancer [CRC], melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer [NSCLC], prostate cancer [PC], and renal cell cancer [RCC])...
January 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131845/safer-topical-treatment-for-inflammation-using-5%C3%AE-tetrahydrocorticosterone-in-mouse-models
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Annalisa Gastaldello, Dawn E W Livingstone, Amber J Abernethie, Nicola Tsang, Brian R Walker, Patrick W F Hadoke, Ruth Andrew
Use of topical glucocorticoid for inflammatory skin conditions is limited by systemic and local side-effects. This investigation addressed the hypothesis that topical 5α-tetrahydrocorticosterone (5αTHB, a corticosterone metabolite) inhibits dermal inflammation without affecting processes responsible for skin thinning and impaired wound healing. The topical anti-inflammatory properties of 5αTHB were compared with those of corticosterone in C57Bl/6 male mice with irritant dermatitis induced by croton oil, whereas its effects on angiogenesis, inflammation, and collagen deposition were investigated by subcutaneous sponge implantation...
January 24, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078819/live-donor-liver-transplantation-for-a-child-presented-with-severe-hepatopulmonary-syndrome-and-nodular-liver-lesions-due-to-abernethy-malformation
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Cahit Yilmaz, Zafer Onen, Rasim Farajov, Onur S Duygu, Latife Doganay, Alper Yuksel, Mehmet Alper, Murat Zeytunlu, Cigdem Arikan, Murat Kilic
A 15-year-old boy first presented with severe lung lesions and hypoxia and he was considered as a lung transplant candidate. Upon evaluation, hepatopulmonary syndrome, multiple nodular liver lesions, and Abernethy type 1b malformation were diagnosed. The patient underwent successful right lobe live donor liver transplantation, and all of the symptoms disappeared soon after the transplant. He is currently alive and well with excellent liver and lung functions 4 years after surgery.
January 12, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078455/retention-of-laparoscopic-and-robotic-skills-among-medical-students-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Megan S Orlando, Lauren Thomaier, Melinda G Abernethy, Chi Chiung Grace Chen
BACKGROUND: Although simulation training beneficially contributes to traditional surgical training, there are less objective data on simulation skills retention. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the retention of laparoscopic and robotic skills after simulation training. METHODS: We present the second stage of a randomized single-blinded controlled trial in which 40 simulation-naïve medical students were randomly assigned to practice peg transfer tasks on either laparoscopic (N = 20, Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery, Venture Technologies Inc...
January 11, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050150/risk-stratification-treatment-selection-and-transplant-eligibility-in-multiple-myeloma-a-qualitative-study-of-the-perspectives-and-self-reported-practices-of-oncologists
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T W LeBlanc, A Howson, W Turell, P Sheldon, S C Locke, S A Tuchman, C Gasparetto, S Kaura, Z M Khan, A P Abernethy
BACKGROUND: Since the early 2000s, treatment options for multiple myeloma have rapidly expanded, adding significant complexity to the management of this disease. To our knowledge, no systematic qualitative research on clinical decision-making in multiple myeloma has been published. We sought to characterize how physicians view and implement guidelines and incorporate novel approaches into patient care. METHODS: We designed a semi-structured qualitative interview guide informed by literature review and an expert advisory panel...
December 2016: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042066/repurposing-medications-for-hospice-palliative-care-symptom-control-is-no-longer-sufficient-a-manifesto-for-change
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David C Currow, Amy P Abernethy, Marie Fallon, Russell K Portenoy
The World Health Organization essential medications list for hospice/palliative care reflects that, with the judicious use of currently available medications, the majority of symptoms can be lessened, and some controlled completely. Even with optimal use of current medications, symptom control is still unacceptable for many people. Currently available medications offer great benefit to a minority of patients, some benefit to an additional group, and no benefit or harms to others. In symptom control, development of new drugs is advancing at a glacial pace, contrasting to the rapid advances seen in many other disciplines...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011859/robert-desmond-abernethy
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Michael Hawkins
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 23, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011647/elizabeth-clare-abernethy
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Michael Hawkins
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 23, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010905/an-investigation-of-antimicrobial-usage-patterns-by-small-animal-veterinarians-in-south-africa
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John K Chipangura, Hayley Eagar, Marcia Kgoete, Darrell Abernethy, Vinny Naidoo
AIM: At present very little information is available on antimicrobial use patterns in small animal veterinary practice in South Africa. The aim of this study was firstly to provide some indication of antimicrobial use patterns, and secondly to ascertain if the country's small animal veterinarians make use of prudent use guidelines to optimise their antimicrobial use in order to minimise the development of antimicrobial resistance. METHODOLOGY: In order to understand use patterns, a questionnaire was circulated to registered South African veterinarians, whose responses were evaluated by descriptive statistics...
January 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010000/abernethy-malformation-type-i-congenital-absence-of-the%C3%A2-portal-vein-in-a%C3%A2-patient-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Jerzy Kopeć, Marcin Krzanowski, Jarosław Królczyk, Joanna Jaworek-Troć, Katarzyna Krzanowska, Władysław Sułowicz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 22, 2016: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924388/laparoscopic-and-robotic-skills-are-transferable-in-a-simulation-setting-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lauren Thomaier, Megan Orlando, Melinda Abernethy, Chandhana Paka, Chi Chiung Grace Chen
BACKGROUND: Although surgical simulation provides an effective supplement to traditional training, it is not known whether skills are transferable between minimally invasive surgical modalities. The purpose of this study was to assess the transferability of skills between minimally invasive surgical simulation platforms among simulation-naïve participants. METHODS: Forty simulation-naïve medical students were enrolled in this randomized single-blinded controlled trial...
December 6, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899400/study-protocol-a-phase-iii-randomised-double-blind-parallel-arm-stratified-block-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial-investigating-the-clinical-effect-and-cost-effectiveness-of-sertraline-for-the-palliative-relief-of-breathlessness-in-people-with-chronic-breathlessness
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Gareth J Watts, Katherine Clark, Meera Agar, Patricia M Davidson, Christine McDonald, Lawrence T Lam, Dimitar Sajkov, Nicola McCaffrey, Matthew Doogue, Amy P Abernethy, David C Currow
INTRODUCTION: Breathlessness remains a highly prevalent and distressing symptom for many patients with progressive life-limiting illnesses. Evidence-based interventions for chronic breathlessness are limited, and there is an ongoing need for high-quality research into developing management strategies for optimal palliation of this complex symptom. Previous studies have suggested that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors such as sertraline may have a role in reducing breathlessness...
November 29, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891575/multiple-sclerosis-impact-on-employment-and-income-in-new-zealand
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J F Pearson, S Alla, G Clarke, D F Mason, T Anderson, A Richardson, D H Miller, C E Sabel, D A Abernethy, E W Willoughby, B V Taylor
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We investigated the demographic, social and clinical characteristics associated with employment status and income for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) in New Zealand (NZ). METHODS: The NZ National MS Prevalence study included all persons resident in NZ on census day 2006 diagnosed with MS (96.7% coverage). Factors associated with employment and income status among the working age population (25-64 years) were identified by linear regression...
November 28, 2016: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891252/a-small-randomized-controlled-pilot-trial-comparing-mobile-and-traditional-pain-coping-skills-training-protocols-for-cancer-patients-with-pain
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Tamara J Somers, Sarah A Kelleher, Kelly W Westbrook, Gretchen G Kimmick, Rebecca A Shelby, Amy P Abernethy, Francis J Keefe
Psychosocial pain management interventions are efficacious for cancer pain but are underutilized. Recent advances in mobile health (mHealth) technologies provide new opportunities to decrease barriers to access psychosocial pain management interventions. The objective of this study was to gain information about the accessibility and efficacy of mobile pain coping skills training (mPCST) intervention delivered to cancer patients with pain compared to traditional in-person pain coping skills training intervention...
2016: Pain Research and Treatment
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