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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743035/current-trials-to-reduce-surgical-intervention-in-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-of-the-breast-critical-review
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M Toss, I Miligy, A M Thompson, H Khout, A R Green, I O Ellis, E A Rakha
The high proportion of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) presented in mammographic screening and the relatively low risk of progression to invasive disease have raised questions related to overtreatment. Following a review of current DCIS management protocols a more conservative approach has been suggested. Clinical trials have been introduced to evaluate the option of avoiding surgical intervention in a proportion of patients with DCIS defined as "low-risk" using certain clinicopathological criteria. These trials can potentially provide evidence-based models of active surveillance (with or without endocrine therapy) as a future management approach...
July 22, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742879/epidemiological-investigations-of-the-introduction-of-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-in-chile-2013-2015
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Víctor Neira, Barbara Brito, Juan Mena, Marie Culhane, Maria Ignacia Apel, Vanessa Max, Patricio Perez, Valentina Moreno, Christian Mathieu, Magdalena Johow, Catalina Badia, Montserrat Torremorell, Rafael Medina, Rene Ortega
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is endemic in most pork producing countries. In Chile, eradication of PRRS virus (PRRSV) was successfully achieved in 2009 as a result of the combined efforts of producers and the animal health authorities. In October 2013, after several years without detecting PRRSV under surveillance activities, suspected cases were confirmed on a commercial swine farm. Here, we describe the PRRS epidemic in Chile between October 2013 and April 2015, and we studied the origins and spread of PRRSV throughout the country using official surveillance data and Bayesian phylogenetic analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741549/infectious-disease-surveillance-update
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Ruth Zwizwai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741188/-sexually-transmitted-infections-in-germany-the-current-epidemiological-situation
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Viviane Bremer, Sandra Dudareva-Vizule, Susanne Buder, Matthias An der Heiden, Klaus Jansen
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can impair sexual health. Surveillance and study data were used to provide an overview over STIs in Germany. We estimated 3900 new HIV diagnoses in 2015. Of newly diagnosed infections, 57% were attributed to men who have sex with men (MSM). It was further estimated that there were 3200 new HIV infections and 84,700 people living with HIV in 2015. A total of 6834 syphilis infections were recorded in 2015, which corresponds to an increase of 149% since 2009. The incidence in men was 16-times higher than in women...
July 24, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741059/postoperative-follow-up-programs-improve-survival-in-curatively-resected-gastric-and-junctional-cancer-patients-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Leila Sisic, Moritz J Strowitzki, Susanne Blank, Henrik Nienhueser, Sara Dorr, Georg Martin Haag, Dirk Jäger, Katja Ott, Markus W Büchler, Alexis Ulrich, Thomas Schmidt
BACKGROUND: To date there is no evidence that more intensive follow-up after surgery for esophagogastric adenocarcinoma translates into improved survival. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of standardized surveillance by a specialized center after resection on survival. METHODS: Data of 587 patients were analyzed who underwent curative surgery for esophagogastric adenocarcinoma in our institution. Based on their postoperative surveillance, patients were assigned to either standardized follow-up (SFU) by the National Center for Tumor Diseases (SFU group) or individual follow-up by other physicians (non-SFU group)...
July 24, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740849/end-cycle-sow-carcass-condemnation-in-a-french-slaughterhouse
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Pierre-Yves Decaudin, Didier Raboisson, Agnès Waret-Szkuta
Surveillance at an abattoir allows all animals or carcasses that present a potential public health risk to be withdrawn from the human food chain. Whole-carcass condemnation results in important economic losses, not only for the producer but also for other participants in the meat industry. Access to the personal electronic database of an abattoir in France enabled us to run logistic regression models to investigate the risk factors for whole-carcass condemnation of end-cycle sows in that abattoir. When end-cycle sows that were slaughtered and eviscerated between 22 June 2015 and 8 December 2015 (185 days) were considered (n = 19,866), the results highlighted the importance of the total theoretical time off feed, which represents the fasting period from leaving the farm of origin to the time of slaughter (including transportation and waiting time at the abattoir)...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740846/the-transmission-chain-analysis-of-2014-2015-ebola-virus-disease-outbreak-in-koinadugu-district-sierra-leone-an-observational-study
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Ifeanyi-Stanley Muoghalu, Francis Moses, Ishata Conteh, Patrick Swaray, Anthonia Ajudua, Anders Nordström
INTRODUCTION: Sierra Leone experienced an unprecedented Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in all its districts. Koinadugu District was the last to report an EVD case. Several outbreak response strategies were implemented. As part of lessons learnt, we conducted an observational study to describe the transmission chain in the district and the impact of the control measures implemented to contain the outbreak. METHODS: We reconstructed the transmission chain, positioning both confirmed and probable cases, described the distribution of the EVD confirmed cases in the context of the routes of transmission (Community, Funeral or Health facility setting) and assessed the impact of control measures using the surveillance data collected during the outbreak...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739770/gastric-cancer-mortality-trends-in-china-2006-2013-reveal-increasing-mortality-in-young-subjects
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Jie Yin, Jian-Ning Song, Zhi-Gang Bai, Jun Cai, Jun Zhang, Zhi Zheng, Hong-Wei Wu, Peng-Peng Ye, Xin Gao, Zhong-Tao Zhang
BACKGROUND/AIM: Although the advent of Helicobacter pylori eradication and global societal changes are widely assumed to impact on gastric cancer (GC)-related mortality, there is remarkable little quantitative and qualitative insight into the nature of its effects. Here, we exploited a nationwide reporting system to investigate the epidemiological features of GC-related mortality in China between 2006 and 2013. PATIENTS AND METHODS: GC mortality data between 2006 and 2013 were obtained from the National Disease Surveillance System published by the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739492/efficacy-and-safety-of-citalopram-compared-to-atypical-antipsychotics-on-agitation-in-nursing-home-residents-with-alzheimer-dementia
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Giovanni Viscogliosi, Iulia Maria Chiriac, Evaristo Ettorre
OBJECTIVE: To assess efficacy and safety of citalopram compared to quetiapine and olanzapine for the treatment of agitation in patients with Alzheimer disease (AD). DESIGN: Longitudinal, 6-month study. SETTING: Nursing home (NH). PARTICIPANTS: 75 NH residents with AD and agitation, randomized to citalopram (n = 25), quetiapine (n = 25), or olanzapine (n = 25). MEASUREMENTS: Changes in Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) agitation subscale score and the modified Alzheimer Disease Cooperative Study-Clinical Global Impression of Change (mADCS-CGIC) were used to assess treatment efficacy...
July 21, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739405/the-burden-of-cystoscopic-bladder-cancer-surveillance-anxiety-discomfort-and-patient-preferences-for-decision-making
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Kevin Koo, Lisa Zubkoff, Brenda E Sirovich, Philip P Goodney, Douglas J Robertson, John D Seigne, Florian R Schroeck
Objective To examine discomfort, anxiety, and preferences for decision-making in patients undergoing surveillance cystoscopy for non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). Methods Veterans with a prior diagnosis of NMIBC completed validated survey instruments assessing procedural discomfort, worry, and satisfaction, and were invited to participate in semi-structured focus groups about their experience and desire to be involved in surveillance decision-making. Focus group transcripts were analyzed qualitatively, using (1) systematic iterative coding, (2) triangulation involving multiple perspectives from urologists and an implementation scientist, and (3) searching and accounting for disconfirming evidence...
July 21, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739215/-histoseminar-on-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-ibd-introduction-%C3%A2-pathologist-s-role-in-diagnosis-and-surveillance-in-2017
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Jean-François Fléjou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 21, 2017: Annales de Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739045/filamin-b-the-next-hotspot-in-skeletal-research
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REVIEW
Qiming Xu, Nan Wu, Lijia Cui, Zhihong Wu, Guixing Qiu
Filamin B (FLNB) is a large dimeric actin-binding protein which crosslinks actin cytoskeleton filaments into a dynamic structure. Up to present, pathogenic mutations in FLNB are solely found to cause skeletal deformities, indicating the important role of FLNB in skeletal development. FLNB-related disorders are classified as spondylocarpotarsal synostosis (SCT), Larsen syndrome (LS), atelosteogenesis (AO), boomerang dysplasia (BD), and isolated congenital talipes equinovarus, presenting with scoliosis, short-limbed dwarfism, clubfoot, joint dislocation and other unique skeletal abnormalities...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Genetics and Genomics, Yi Chuan Xue Bao
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738840/progress-towards-malaria-elimination-in-zimbabwe-with-special-reference-to-the-period-2003-2015
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Shadreck Sande, Moses Zimba, Joseph Mberikunashe, Andrew Tangwena, Anderson Chimusoro
BACKGROUND: An intensive effort to control malaria in Zimbabwe has produced dramatic reductions in the burden of the disease over the past 13 years. The successes have prompted the Zimbabwe's National Malaria Control Programme to commit to elimination of malaria. It is critical to analyse the changes in the morbidity trends based on surveillance data, and scrutinize reorientation to strategies for elimination. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of available Ministry of Health surveillance data and programme reports, mostly from 2003 to 2015...
July 24, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738489/-trend-analysis-on-the-death-rate-of-ischemic-heart-disease-and-cerebrovascular-disease-among-xuzhou-residents-from-2011-to-2015
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P P Chen, P A Lou, P Zhang, C Qiao, T Li, Z M Dong
Objective: To analyze the epidemiological characteristics and trend of ischemic heart disease and cerebrovascular disease mortality among Xuzhou residents from 2011 to 2015. Methods: The mortality data of the ischemic heart disease and cerebrovascular disease were obtained from the registration disease surveillance system covering the residents of the city from 2011 to 2015. Ischemic heart disease and cerebrovascular disease were identified according to the international classification of diseases (ICD-10), Ischemic heart diseases include I20 to I25 (angina pectoris, acute myocardial infarction, certain current complications following acute myocardial infarction, other acute ischemic heart diseases chronic ischemic heart disease); cerebrovascular diseases include I60 to I69 (subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage, other non-traumatic hemorrhage, cerebral infarction, stroke not specified as hemorrhage or infarction, other cerebrovascular diseases, sequelae of cerebrovascular disease)...
July 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737865/unusual-increase-of-cases-of-myelitis-in-a-pediatric-hospital-in-argentina
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Guadalupe Pérez, María T Rosanova, María C Freire, María I Paz, Silvina Ruvinsky, Carlos Rugilo, Víctor Ruggieri, Daniel Cisterna, Soledad Martiren, Cristina Lema, Andrea Savransky, Soledad González, Leila Martínez, Diana Viale, Rosa Bologna
INTRODUCTION: The association between enterovirus D68 and acute flaccid myelitis was first described in the United States in 2014. Since then, sporadic cases have been reported in Canada and Europe. This study describes a series of cases of acute flaccid myelitis at Hospital de Pediatría "Prof. Dr. Juan P. Garrahan," in Buenos Aires, Argentina, during 2016. METHODS: Descriptive, retrospective study. All patients with acute flaccid myelitis and lesions in the spinal cord involving the gray matter, as observed in the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, hospitalized from 04/01/2016 to 07/01/2016, were included in the study...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737497/infectious-disease-surveillance-update
#16
Ruth Zwizwai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737494/infectious-disease-surveillance-update
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Ruth Zwizwai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737456/-significance-of-the-monitoring-and-screening-for-hereditary-nonpolyposis-colorectal-carcinoma-syndrome-patients-by-presenting-a-case-of-a-family-tree
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Gergely Kóder, Judit Olasz, László Tóth, Hilda Urbancsek, Csilla András, Tamás Bubán, Károly Palatka, László Damjanovich, Miklós Tanyi
INTRODUCTION: Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal carcinoma (HNPCC) is an autosomal dominant disease, which shows familial clustering. AIM: We would like to emphasize the importance of monitoring the HNPCC syndrome patients by presenting a case of a proven MMR gene mutation carrier and her family tree encompassing 10 years. MATERIALS AND METHOD: To screen a suspected HNPCC Hungarian family member we are taking thorough family histories. If the diagnosis of HNPCC was further supported by immunohistology and the microsatellite status, sequencing of the MMR genes was carried out...
July 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736681/integrating-environmental-monitoring-and-mosquito-surveillance-to-predict-vector-borne-disease-prospective-forecasts-of-a-west-nile-virus-outbreak
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Justin K Davis, Geoffrey Vincent, Michael B Hildreth, Lon Kightlinger, Christopher Carlson, Michael C Wimberly
INTRODUCTION: Predicting the timing and locations of future mosquito-borne disease outbreaks has the potential to improve the targeting of mosquito control and disease prevention efforts. Here, we present and evaluate prospective forecasts made prior to and during the 2016 West Nile virus (WNV) season in South Dakota, a hotspot for human WNV transmission in the United States. METHODS: We used a county-level logistic regression model to predict the weekly probability of human WNV case occurrence as a function of temperature, precipitation, and an index of mosquito infection status...
May 23, 2017: PLoS Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736658/3d-reconstruction-of-cystoscopy-videos-for-comprehensive-bladder-records
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Kristen L Lurie, Roland Angst, Dimitar V Zlatev, Joseph C Liao, Audrey K Ellerbee Bowden
White light endoscopy is widely used for diagnostic imaging of the interior of organs and body cavities, but the inability to correlate individual 2D images with 3D organ morphology limits its utility for quantitative or longitudinal studies of disease physiology or cancer surveillance. As a result, most endoscopy videos, which carry enormous data potential, are used only for real-time guidance and are discarded after collection. We present a computational method to reconstruct and visualize a 3D model of organs from an endoscopic video that captures the shape and surface appearance of the organ...
April 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
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