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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098429/natural-history-of-nonimmune-mediated-thrombocytopenia-and-acute-kidney-injury-in-pediatric-open-heart-surgery
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Shannon Tew, Manuel L Fontes, Nathaniel H Greene, Miklos D Kertai, George Ofori-Amanfo, Robert D B Jaquiss, Andrew J Lodge, Warwick A Ames, Hercilia Mayumi Homi, Kelly A Machovec, Edmund H Jooste
OBJECTIVE: Thrombocytopenia and acute kidney injury (AKI) are common following pediatric cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). However, the relationship between postoperative nadir platelet counts and AKI has not been investigated in the pediatric population. Our objective was to investigate this relationship and examine independent predictors of AKI. DESIGN: After IRB approval, we performed a retrospective review of the institution's medical records and database...
January 18, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097389/observation-time-after-outpatient-non-arterial-interventional-procedures-standards-safety-and-outcomes
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Christine K Chen, Johannes Boos, Ammar Sarwar, Bridget O'Bryan-Alberts, Muneeb Ahmed, Olga R Brook
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of standardized reduced post-procedure observation time on subsequent healthcare encounters such as emergency department (ED) visits, hospital admissions, and clinic visits. METHODS: 800 consecutive patients undergoing outpatient non-arterial interventional radiologic procedures within the vascular interventional department between 1 June 2013 and 21 July 2014 were included in this IRB-approved, HIPAA-compliant single center observational retrospective study...
January 17, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095553/evaluation-of-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-a-low-fluence-picopulsed-alexandrite-laser-in-a-pico-toning-technique-with-a-diffractive-lens-optic-for-the-treatment-of-photodamage-and-textural-improvement-in-off-the-face-applications
#3
Raminder Saluja
BACKGROUND: The diffractive optic coupled with a picosecond pulsed alexandrite laser has been shown to effectively minimize pigmen- tation while improving the appearance of textural irregularities and rhytides. We evaluated the safety and ef cacy of the diffractive optic laser treatment for off of the face applications including the hands and décolletage in a pico-toning technique. STUDY: 20 healthy female patients (40-70 years of age) were treated with a picosecond pulsed alexandrite laser with a diffractive lens...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095037/non-invasive-follicular-tumor-with-papillary-like-nuclear-features-niftp-not-a-tempest-in-a-teapot
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Nidhi Agrawal, Collette E Abbott, Cheng Liu, Stella Kang, Laura Tipton, Kepal Patel, Mark Persky, Lizabeth King, Fang-Ming Deng, Michael Bannan, Jennifer B Ogilvie, Keith Heller, Steven P Hodak
BACKGROUND: Encapsulated non-invasive follicular variant papillary thyroid cancer (ENIFVPTC) has recently been re-termed noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP). This designation specifically omits the word "cancer" to encourage conservative management since patients with NIFTP tumors have been shown to derive no benefit from completion thyroidectomy or adjuvant radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy. METHODS: IRB approved retrospective study of consecutive cases of tumors from 2007 to 2015 that met pathologic criteria for NIFTP...
January 17, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090374/neurophysiological-measures-and-alcohol-use-disorder-aud-hypothesizing-links-between-clinical-severity-index-and-molecular-neurobiological-patterns
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Mario Vitali, Carmen Napolitano, Marlene Oscar Berman, Simona Flamminii Minuto, Gemma Battagliese, Maria Luisa Attilia, Eric R Braverman, Marina Romeo, Kenneth Blum, Mauro Ceccanti
BACKGROUND: In 1987, Cloninger proposed a clinical description and classification of different personality traits genetically defined and independent from each other. Moreover, he elaborated a specific test the TCI to investigate these traits/states. The study of craving in Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) assumed a greater significance, since ever more data seems to suggest a direct correlation between high levels of craving and a higher risk of relapse in alcoholics. Thus, our study aim is to explore the possible correlations among TCI linked molecular neurobiological pattern (s), craving and alcohol addiction severity measures in a sample of Italian alcoholics...
April 2016: Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090097/impact-of-the-birkman-method-assessment-on-pharmacy-student-self-confidence-self-perceptions-and-self-awareness
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Whitney D Maxwell, Amy D Grant, Patricia H Fabel, Cathy Worrall, Kristy Brittain, Breanne Martinez, Z Kevin Lu, Robert Davis, Georgia H Doran, Bryan Ziegler
Objective. To identify changes in pharmacy student self-confidence, self-perceptions, and self-awareness after completing the Birkman Method assessment and training program. Methods. Survey tools were developed to evaluate students at baseline and following the co-curricular Birkman Method program. Following IRB approval, students participating in the Birkman Method program were recruited for enrollment in this survey-based study. Results. Student self-confidence was high at baseline (mean=4 out of 5) and did not significantly change after Birkman Method testing and training...
November 25, 2016: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079289/apocrine-metaplasia-found-at-mr-biopsy-is-there-something-to-be-learned
#7
Yiming Gao, Vandana Dialani, Carolynn DeBenedectis, Nicole Johnson, Elena Brachtel, Priscilla Slanetz
The purpose of this study was to determine (a) the frequency of apocrine metaplasia (ApoM) found on MR core biopsy of suspicious findings, and (b) to determine if there are specific MR imaging features that might obviate the need for biopsy. This HIPAA-compliant retrospective study was performed under IRB exemption for quality assurance studies. Patient demographics, MR imaging features, and pathology were reviewed. Breast lesions which underwent MR-guided biopsy, yielding ApoM on pathology analysis were included...
January 12, 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078466/does-stoma-site-specimen-extraction-increase-postoperative-ileostomy-complication-rates
#8
Wanglin Li, Cigdem Benlice, Luca Stocchi, Hermann Kessler, Emre Gorgun, Meagan Costedio
BACKGROUND: Minimizing incisions has the potential to decrease hernia formation and wound complications following laparoscopic surgery. It is currently unknown if using the stoma site for specimen extraction affects outcomes. This study aims to evaluate the impact of stoma site extraction on postoperative complication rates in laparoscopic colorectal surgery. METHODS: After IRB approval, a retrospective comparative review of 738 consecutive patients (405 M) who underwent laparoscopic colorectal surgery with ileostomy between January 2008 and December 2014 was performed...
January 11, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078124/advanced-biliary-tract-cancer-clinical-outcomes-with-abc-02-regimen-and-analysis-of-prognostic-factors-in-a-tertiary-care-center-in-the-united-states
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Rishi Agarwal, Arun Sendilnathan, Nabeela Iffat Siddiqi, Shuchi Gulati, Abhimanyu Ghose, Changchun Xie, Olugbenga Olanrele Olowokure
BACKGROUND: Gemcitabine plus cisplatin (GC) is currently the standard regimen for advanced biliary tract cancers (BTC) based on the outcomes in ABC-02 trial. Multiple factors can affect outcomes in these patients. This retrospective review evaluates the University of Cincinnati experience with GC in advanced intrahepatic (IHC)/extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (EHC) and gall bladder carcinoma (GBC). METHODS: In this study approved by University of Cincinnati IRB, retrospective analysis of advanced BTC patients seen between 01/2008 and 01/2015 was done...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077134/endoscopy-assisted-surgery-for-the-management-of-benign-breast-tumors-technique-learning-curve-and-patient-reported-outcome-from-preliminary-323-procedures
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Hung-Wen Lai, Hui-Yu Lin, Shu-Ling Chen, Shou-Tung Chen, Dar-Ren Chen, Shou-Jen Kuo
BACKGROUND: Endoscopy-assisted breast surgery (EABS), a technique that optimizes cosmetic outcome because it is performed through small wounds hidden in inconspicuous areas, could be an alternative surgical technique for benign breast tumors. In this study, we report the preliminary results of 323 EABS procedures performed at our institution for the management of benign breast tumors. METHODS: The medical records of patients who underwent EABS for benign breast lesions during the periods August 2010 to December 2015 were collected from the Changhua Christian Hospital EABS database...
January 11, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075510/development-of-a-voided-urine-assay-for-detecting-prostate-cancer-noninvasively-a-pilot-study
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Edouard J Trabulsi, Sushil K Tripathi, Leonard Gomella, Charalambos Solomides, Eric Wickstrom, Mathew L Thakur
OBJECTIVE: To validate a hypothesis that prostate cancer (PCa) can be detected noninvasively by a simple and reliable assay by targeting genomic VPAC receptors expressed on malignant PCa cells shed in voided urine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: VPAC receptors were targeted with a specific biomolecule, TP4303, developed in our laboratory. With an IRB "exempt" approval of use of de-identified discarded samples, an aliquot of urine collected as a standard of care, from patients presenting to the urology clinic, (N=207, M= 176, F= 31, 21 years or older) was cytospun...
January 11, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074320/algorithmic-three-dimensional-analysis-of-tumor-shape-in-mri-improves-prognosis-of-survival-in-glioblastoma-a-multi-institutional-study
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Nicholas Czarnek, Kal Clark, Katherine B Peters, Maciej A Mazurowski
In this retrospective, IRB-exempt study, we analyzed data from 68 patients diagnosed with glioblastoma (GBM) in two institutions and investigated the relationship between tumor shape, quantified using algorithmic analysis of magnetic resonance images, and survival. Each patient's Fluid Attenuated Inversion Recovery (FLAIR) abnormality and enhancing tumor were manually delineated, and tumor shape was analyzed by automatic computer algorithms. Five features were automatically extracted from the images to quantify the extent of irregularity in tumor shape in two and three dimensions...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074310/recurrence-of-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-following-prostate-artery-embolization-for-benign-hyperplasia-single-center-experience-comparing-two-techniques
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Francisco Cesar Carnevale, Airton Mota Moreira, Sardis Honoria Harward, Shivank Bhatia, Andre Moreira de Assis, Miguel Srougi, Giovanni Guido Cerri, Alberto Azoubel Antunes
PURPOSE: To compare recurrence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) recurrence at 12 months following original prostate artery embolization (oPAE) or "proximal embolization first, then embolize distal" (PErFecTED) PAE for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 105 consecutive patients older than 45 years, with prostate size greater than 30 cm(3), International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) ≥ 8, quality of life (QoL) index ≥ 3, and refractory status or intolerance of medical management were prospectively enrolled between June 2008 and August 2013...
January 10, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074302/enable-exportable-notation-and-bookmark-list-engine-an-interface-to-manage-tumor-measurement-data-from-pacs-to-cancer-databases
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Nikhil Goyal, Andrea B Apolo, Eliana D Berman, Mohammad Hadi Bagheri, Jason E Levine, John W Glod, Rosandra N Kaplan, Laura B Machado, Les R Folio
Oncologists evaluate therapeutic response in cancer trials based on tumor quantification following selected "target" lesions over time. At our cancer center, a majority of oncologists use Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) v1.1 quantifying tumor progression based on lesion measurements on imaging. Currently, our oncologists handwrite tumor measurements, followed by multiple manual data transfers; however, our Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS) (Carestream Health, Rochester, NY) has the ability to export tumor measurements, making it possible to manage tumor metadata digitally...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074282/unique-findings-of-subependymal-giant-cell-astrocytoma-within-cortical-tubers-in-patients-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-a-histopathological-evaluation
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Joel S Katz, Hyman Frankel, Tracy Ma, David Zagzag, Benjamin Liechty, Bruria Ben Zeev, Michal Tzadok, Orrin Devinsky, Howard L Weiner, Jonathan Roth
INTRODUCTION: Tuberous sclerosis is associated with three central nervous system pathologies: cortical/subcortical tubers, subependymal nodules (SENs), and subependymal giant cell astrocytomas (SEGAs). Tubers are associated with epilepsy, which is often medication-resistant and often leads to resective surgery. Recently, mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors (mTORi) have been shown to be effective reducing seizure burden in some patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)-related refractory epilepsy...
January 10, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072809/optimal-angle-of-contralateral-oblique-view-in-cervical-interlaminar-epidural-injection-depending-on-the-needle-tip-position
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Jun Young Park, Myung-Hwan Karm, Doo Hwan Kim, Jae-Young Lee, Hye-Joo Yun, Jeong Hun Suh
BACKGROUND: Chronic neck and upper extremity pain associated with cervical origin is common, and cervical interlaminar epidural steroid injections (CILESIs) are frequently used to manage the symptoms of cervical spinal disorders. However, CILESIs are associated with risks such as dural puncture and cord injury. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine the optimal needle tip visualization, in order to minimize CILESIs-induced complications. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective observational study...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069355/double-fellowships-in-radiology-a-survey-of-2014-graduating-fellows
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Thomas Y Wong, Andrew Moriarity, Neil Lall, Jason C Hoffmann, Douglas S Katz, Jonathan A Flug
PURPOSE: Radiology fellowship training has evolved from being an uncommon option to being a near requisite for post-training employment in the United States. A subset of fellows elect to pursue second fellowships with potentially substantial implications on both the private sector and academic radiology workforce. The purpose of this study was to assess the proportion of current radiology fellows pursuing multiple years of post-residency fellowship training. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After obtaining IRB approval, an anonymous web-based survey was emailed to 1,269 radiology fellows listed as "completing fellowship" in the American College of Radiology database in June 2014...
November 12, 2016: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069021/preoperative-optimization-of-patient-expectations-improves-long-term-outcome-in-heart-surgery-patients-results-of-the-randomized-controlled-psy-heart-trial
#18
Winfried Rief, Meike C Shedden-Mora, Johannes A C Laferton, Charlotte Auer, Keith J Petrie, Stefan Salzmann, Manfred Schedlowski, Rainer Moosdorf
BACKGROUND: Placebo effects contribute substantially to outcome in most fields of medicine. While clinical trials typically try to control or minimize these effects, the potential of placebo mechanisms to improve outcome is rarely used. Patient expectations about treatment efficacy and outcome are major mechanisms that contribute to these placebo effects. We aimed to optimize these expectations to improve outcome in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. METHODS: In a prospective three-arm randomized clinical trial with a 6 month follow-up, 124 patients scheduled for CABG surgery were randomized to either a brief psychological pre-surgery intervention to optimize outcome expectations (EXPECT); or a psychological control intervention focusing on emotional support and general advice, but not on expectations (SUPPORT); or to standard medical care (SMC)...
January 10, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067697/national-administrative-databases-in-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery-a-cautionary-tale
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Aaron J Buckland, Gregory Poorman, Robert Freitag, Cyrus Jalai, Eric O Klineberg, Michael Kelly, Peter G Passias
STUDY DESIGN: Comparison between national administrative databases and a prospective multicenter physician managed database. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to assess the applicability of National Administrative Databases (NADs) in Adult Spinal Deformity (ASD). Our hypothesis is that NADs do not include comparable patients as in a physician-managed database (PMD) for surgical outcomes in adult spinal deformity. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: NADs such as National Inpatient Sample (NIS) and National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) provide large numbers of publications owing to ease of data access and lack of IRB approval requirement...
January 6, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064345/osseous-metastases-of-chordoma-imaging-and-clinical-findings
#20
Connie Chang, Ivan Chebib, Martin Torriani, Miriam Bredella
PURPOSE: To describe the imaging and clinical characteristics of chordoma osseous metastases (COM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our study was IRB approved and HIPAA compliant. A retrospective search of our pathology database for pathology-proven COM yielded 15 patients who had undergone MRI, CT, bone scan, and/or FDG-PET/CT. The imaging and clinical features of the COMs were recorded. A control group of age and gender matched chordoma patients without osseous metastasis was evaluated...
January 7, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
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