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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934680/a-phase-1-study-of-the-janus-kinase-2-jak2-v617f-inhibitor-gandotinib-ly2784544-in-patients-with-primary-myelofibrosis-polycythemia-vera-and-essential-thrombocythemia
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Srdan Verstovsek, Ruben A Mesa, Mohamed E Salama, Li Li, Celine Pitou, Fabio P Nunes, Gregory L Price, Jennifer L Giles, Deborah N D'Souza, Richard A Walgren, Josef T Prchal
Mutations in Janus kinase 2 (JAK2) are implicated in the pathogenesis of Philadelphia-chromosome negative myeloproliferative neoplasms, including primary myelofibrosis, polycythemia vera, and essential thrombocythemia. Gandotinib (LY2784544), a potent inhibitor of JAK2 activity, shows increased potency for the JAK2(V617F) mutation. The study had a standard 3+3 dose-escalation design to define the maximum-tolerated dose. Primary objectives were to determine safety, tolerability, and recommended oral daily dose of gandotinib for patients with JAK2(V617F)-positive myelofibrosis, essential thrombocythemia, or polycythemia vera...
August 31, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934112/biological-mechanisms-by-which-antiproliferative-actions-of-resveratrol-are-minimized
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REVIEW
Yih Ho, Yu-Syuan Lin, Hsuan-Liang Liu, Ya-Jung Shih, Shin-Ying Lin, Ai Shih, Yu-Tang Chin, Yi-Ru Chen, Hung-Yun Lin, Paul J Davis
Preclinical and clinical studies have offered evidence for protective effects of various polyphenol-rich foods against cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancers. Resveratrol is among the most widely studied polyphenols. However, the preventive and treatment effectiveness of resveratrol in cancer remain controversial because of certain limitations in existing studies. For example, studies of the activity of resveratrol against cancer cell lines in vitro have often been conducted at concentrations in the low μM to mM range, whereas dietary resveratrol or resveratrol-containing wine rarely achieve nM concentrations in the clinic...
September 21, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931497/use-of-simulation-based-on-an-electronic-health-records-environment-to-evaluate-the-structure-and-accuracy-of-notes-generated-by-medical-scribes-proof-of-concept-study
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Robert Pranaat, Vishnu Mohan, Megan O'Reilly, Maxwell Hirsh, Karess McGrath, Gretchen Scholl, Deborah Woodcock, Jeffrey A Gold
BACKGROUND: The increasing adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) has been associated with a number of unintended negative consequences with provider efficiency and job satisfaction. To address this, there has been a dramatic increase in the use of medical scribes to perform many of the required EHR functions. Despite this rapid growth, little has been published on the training or assessment tools to appraise the safety and efficacy of scribe-related EHR activities. Given the number of reports documenting that other professional groups suffer from a number of performance errors in EHR interface and data gathering, scribes likely face similar challenges...
September 20, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930762/competency-based-medical-education-in-the-internal-medicine-clerkship-a-report-from-the-alliance-for-academic-internal-medicine-undergraduate-medical-education-task-force
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Sara B Fazio, Cynthia H Ledford, Paul B Aronowitz, Shobhina G Chheda, John H Choe, Stephanie A Call, Scott D Gitlin, Marty Muntz, L James Nixon, Anne G Pereira, John W Ragsdale, Emily A Stewart, Karen E Hauer
As medical educators continue to redefine learning and assessment across the continuum, implementation of competency-based medical education in the undergraduate setting has become a focus of many medical schools. While standards of competency have been defined for the graduating student, there is no uniform approach for defining competency expectations for students during their core clerkship year. The authors describe the process by which an Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine task force developed a paradigm for competency-based assessment of students during their inpatient internal medicine (IM) clerkship...
September 14, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927752/the-iaea-radiotracer-biodistribution-template-a-community-resource-for-supporting-the-standardization-and-reporting-of-radionuclide-pre-dosimetry-data
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Adam Leon Kesner, Gian Luca Poli, Seval Beykan, Michael Lassmann
Radionuclide absorbed-dose dosimetry is an active area of development and has the potential to positively impact molecular radiotherapies. At present, many of the operations required to perform dosimetry calculations are unstandardized and unestablished. While the current methodology allows reasonable dosimetry estimates to be derived and published, it can be difficult to understand, and reproduce, each others' work. To help alleviate this we have identified the collection of biodistribution information as a key step in all internal dosimetry calculations, and present a template that can be used to standardize its documentation and reporting...
September 15, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924735/the-g-protein-coupled-estrogen-receptor-gper-gpr30-may-serve-as-a-prognostic-marker-in-early-stage-cervical-cancer
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Klaus Friese, Bernd Kost, Aurelia Vattai, Frederik Marmé, Christina Kuhn, Sven Mahner, Christian Dannecker, Udo Jeschke, Sabine Heublein
BACKGROUND: Estrogen signalling is transmitted via various receptors and multiple intracellular signalling pathways. Estrogen receptor alpha (ERα)-mediated transcription of target genes has been demonstrated to be closely linked to human papilloma virus (HPV)-induced carcinogenesis in case of cervical cancer. So far, the role of non-genomic estrogen signals in cervical cancer, e.g. transmitted by the G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER) remains to be rather elusive. Today's knowledge on the role of GPER in cervical cancer is sparse and-to the best of our knowledge-GPER has not been investigated in context with clinicopathological parameters or prognosis of cervical cancer...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923290/use-of-adult-sensory-panel-to-study-individual-differences-in-the-palatability-of-a-pediatric-hiv-treatment-drug
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Julie A Mennella, Phoebe S Mathew, Elizabeth D Lowenthal
PURPOSE: The recommended first-line treatment for young children infected with HIV includes the liquid formulation of the co-formulated protease inhibitors lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra(®) [Abbott Laboratories, Chicago, Illinois]). Clinical reports indicate that some children readily accept the taste of Kaletra, whereas others strongly reject it, which can deter therapeutic adherence and outcomes. METHODS: As a proof-of-concept approach, a sensory panel of genotyped adults was used to document the range of individual differences in the taste and palatability (hedonics) of the liquid formulation of Kaletra and other taste stimuli, including common excipients...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922021/pharmacokinetic-drug-evaluation-of-ezetimibe-simvastatin-for-the-treatment-of-hypercholesterolemia
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Marilisa Bove, Federica Fogacci, Arrigo Cicero
-Introduction: Cholesterol lowering treatment is mainly based on statins eventually associated to adjunctive drugs of different class such as ezetimibe. In the present review, we analysed the pharmacokinetics, efficacy and safety of ezetimibe+simvastatin drug association. -Areas covered: The bio-equivalence of ezetimibe and simvastatin when co-administrated in separate tablets or combined in a single pill is well documented. Ezetimibe is absorbed in small intestine, reaching peak plasma concentrations in 4-12 hours, with a plasma half-life of 22 hours...
September 18, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922016/high-degree-of-variability-in-reporting-of-clinical-and-patient-reported-outcomes-after-hip-arthroscopy
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Austin V Stone, Cale A Jacobs, T David Luo, Molly C Meadows, Shane J Nho, Allston J Stubbs, Eric C Makhni
BACKGROUND: Hip arthroscopy for the treatment of intra-articular pathology is a rapidly expanding field. Outcome measures should be reported to document the efficacy of arthroscopic procedures; however, the most effective outcome measures are not established. PURPOSE: To evaluate the variability in outcomes reported after hip arthroscopy and to compare the responsiveness of patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922015/over-the-top-acl-reconstruction-plus-extra-articular-lateral-tenodesis-with-hamstring-tendon-grafts-prospective-evaluation-with-20-year-minimum-follow-up
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Stefano Zaffagnini, Giulio Maria Marcheggiani Muccioli, Alberto Grassi, Tommaso Roberti di Sarsina, Federico Raggi, Cecilia Signorelli, Francisco Urrizola, Paolo Spinnato, Eugenio Rimondi, Maurilio Marcacci
BACKGROUND: There are few published studies with very long-term follow-up of combined intra- and extra-articular anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. PURPOSE: To analyze clinical and radiographic outcomes of over-the-top ACL reconstruction plus extra-articular lateral tenodesis with autologous hamstrings at minimum 20-year follow-up. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: Of 60 originally eligible patients who underwent over-the-top ACL reconstruction with double-stranded hamstring tendon (leaving intact graft tibial insertions) and extra-articular lateral plasty (performed with the remnant part of tendons), 52 were prospectively evaluated at a minimum 20-year follow-up (mean follow-up, 24 years; 41 men, 11 women; mean age at time of surgery, 25...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920854/in-vitro-activity-of-tedizolid-and-comparator-agents-against-gram-positive-pathogens-responsible-for-bone-and-joint-infections
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Pauline Ract, Caroline Piau-Couapel, Fabrice Compain, Michel Auzou, Jocelyn Michon, Vincent Cattoir
Tedizolid, a second-generation oxazolidinone that displays a potent activity against Gram-positive pathogens, could be an interesting option for the treatment of bone and joint infections (BJIs). The aim of the study was to determine minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) of tedizolid against a collection of 359 clinical isolates involved in clinically-documented BJIs and to compare them to those of comparator agents used in Gram-positive infections. Of the 104 Staphylococcus aureus and 102 coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) isolates, 99 and 92 % were categorized as susceptible to tedizolid, respectively (MIC25=0...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919809/adequacy-of-cancer-related-pain-management-and-predictors-of-undertreatment-at-referral-to-a-pain-clinic
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Paulo Reis-Pina, Peter G Lawlor, António Barbosa
BACKGROUND: Several guidelines have advocated the need for adequate cancer-related pain (CRP) management. The pain management index (PMI) has been proposed as an auditable measure of the appropriateness for analgesic therapy. OBJECTIVES: To determine the adequacy of CRP management based on the PMI status and its patient-related predictors at the point of referral to a pain clinic (PC). METHODS: Consecutive patients referred to a PC had standardized initial assessments and status documentation on the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) ratings; pain mechanism, using a neuropathic pain diagnostic questionnaire (the Douleur Neuropathique 4 tool); episodic pain; oral morphine equivalent daily dose; the Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale and the Emotion Thermometer scores; and cancer diagnosis, metastases, treatment, and pain duration...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919728/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-with-mild-airflow-limitation-current-knowledge-and-proposal-for-future-research-a-consensus-document-from-six-scientific-societies
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Andrea Rossi, Bojana Butorac-Petanjek, Marco Chilosi, Borja G Cosío, Matjaz Flezar, Nikolaos Koulouris, José Marin, Neven Miculinic, Guido Polese, Miroslav Samaržija, Sabina Skrgat, Theodoros Vassilakopoulos, Andrea Vukić-Dugac, Spyridon Zakynthinos, Marc Miravitlles
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide, with high and growing prevalence. Its underdiagnosis and hence under-treatment is a general feature across all countries. This is particularly true for the mild or early stages of the disease, when symptoms do not yet interfere with daily living activities and both patients and doctors are likely to underestimate the presence of the disease. A diagnosis of COPD requires spirometry in subjects with a history of exposure to known risk factors and symptoms...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919455/is-there-a-role-for-il-17-in-the-pathogenesis-of-systemic-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Carlo Chizzolini, Aleksandra Maria Dufour, Nicolò Costantino Brembilla
In systemic sclerosis (SSc) immuno-inflammatory events are central to disease development. Amongst other mediators of inflammation, interleukin 17 (IL-17) and Th17 cells have been reported to be increased in the peripheral blood and target organs including involved skin in SSc. They participate and amplify inflammatory responses by inducing the production of cytokines such as IL-6, chemokines such as CCL2 and CXCL8 (IL-8), matrix metalloproteinases-1, -2, -9 and the expression of adhesion molecules in stromal cells including fibroblasts and endothelial cells...
September 15, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914430/position-paper-recommendations-for-a-digital-mammography-quality-assurance-program%C3%A2-v4-0
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J C P Heggie, P Barnes, L Cartwright, J Diffey, J Tse, J Herley, I D McLean, F J Thomson, R K Grewal, L T Collins
In 2001 the ACPSEM published a position paper on quality assurance in screen film mammography which was subsequently adopted as a basis for the quality assurance programs of both the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) and of BreastScreen Australia. Since then the clinical implementation of digital mammography has been realised and it has become evident that existing screen-film protocols were not appropriate to assure the required image quality needed for reliable diagnosis or to address the new dose implications resulting from digital technology...
September 15, 2017: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913600/a-multilayer-biomaterial-for-osteochondral-regeneration-shows-superiority-vs-microfractures-for-the-treatment-of-osteochondral-lesions-in-a-multicentre-randomized-trial-at-2-years
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Elizaveta Kon, Giuseppe Filardo, Mats Brittberg, Maurizio Busacca, Vincenzo Condello, Lars Engebretsen, Stefan Marlovits, Philipp Niemeyer, Patrik Platzer, Michael Posthumus, Peter Verdonk, Renè Verdonk, Jan Victor, Willem van der Merwe, Wojciech Widuchowski, Claudio Zorzi, Maurilio Marcacci
PURPOSE: The increasing awareness on the role of subchondral bone in the etiopathology of articular surface lesions led to the development of osteochondral scaffolds. While safety and promising results have been suggested, there are no trials proving the real potential of the osteochondral regenerative approach. Aim was to assess the benefit provided by a nanostructured collagen-hydroxyapatite (coll-HA) multilayer scaffold for the treatment of chondral and osteochondral knee lesions. METHODS: In this multicentre randomized controlled clinical trial, 100 patients affected by symptomatic chondral and osteochondral lesions were treated and evaluated for up to 2 years (51 study group and 49 control group)...
September 14, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910436/integrating-data-collection-into-office-work-flow-and-electronic-health-records-for-clinical-outcomes-research
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C Alessandra Colaianni, Patricia A Levesque, Robin W Lindsay
Meticulous collection of clinical outcomes metrics in patients undergoing elective surgery is important to ensure quality care; it is also increasing in importance as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services moves to tie reimbursement to outcomes and insurance approval. This study assesses a systematic method for gathering preoperative and postoperative data on patients with nasal obstruction who undergo functional septorhinoplasty that was developed at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts...
September 14, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905665/does-the-deka-arm-substitute-for-or-supplement-conventional-prostheses
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Linda Resnik, Frantzy Acluche, Shana Lieberman Klinger, Matthew Borgia
BACKGROUND: Research on home use of advanced upper limb prostheses is needed. OBJECTIVES: To describe and compare DEKA Arm usage patterns during the last 4 weeks of a home trial for participants with a personal prosthesis and those without. To compare usage patterns during home trial to those of the personal prosthesis prior to home trial. To evaluate user activity preferences for the DEKA Arm and personal prosthesis after a trial of home use. STUDY DESIGN: Quasi-experimental, time-series design...
September 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903894/prototype-development-context-driven-dynamic-xml-ophthalmologic-data-capture-application
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Peggy Peissig, Kelsey M Schwei, Christopher Kadolph, Joseph Finamore, Efrain Cancel, Catherine A McCarty, Asha Okorie, Kate L Thomas, Jennifer Allen Pacheco, Jyotishman Pathak, Stephen B Ellis, Joshua C Denny, Luke V Rasmussen, Gerard Tromp, Marc S Williams, Tamara R Vrabec, Murray H Brilliant
BACKGROUND: The capture and integration of structured ophthalmologic data into electronic health records (EHRs) has historically been a challenge. However, the importance of this activity for patient care and research is critical. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to develop a prototype of a context-driven dynamic extensible markup language (XML) ophthalmologic data capture application for research and clinical care that could be easily integrated into an EHR system...
September 13, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901803/in-vitro-activity-of-calcium-channel-blockers-in-combination-with-conventional-antifungal-agents-against-clinically-important-filamentous-fungi
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Mónika Homa, Kinga Hegedűs, Ádám Fülöp, Vanessza Wolfárt, Shine Kadaikunnan, Jamal M Khaled, Naiyf S Alharbi, Csaba Vágvölgyi, László Galgóczy
Despite the current therapeutic options, filamentous fungal infections are associated with high mortality rate especially in immunocompromised patients. In order to find a new potential therapeutic approach, the in vitro inhibitory effect of two antiarrhythmic agents, diltiazem and verapamil hydrochloride were tested against different clinical isolates of ascomycetous and mucoralean filamentous fungi. The in vitro combinations of these non-antifungal drugs with azole and polyene antifungal agents were also examined...
September 2017: Acta Biologica Hungarica
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