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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938737/complex-catsper-dependent-and-independent-ca2-i-signalling-in-human-spermatozoa-induced-by-follicular-fluid
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Sean G Brown, Sarah Costello, Mark C Kelly, Mythili Ramalingam, Ellen Drew, Stephen J Publicover, Christopher L R Barratt, Sarah Martins Da Silva
STUDY QUESTION: Does progesterone in human follicular fluid (hFF) activate CatSper and do other components of hFF modulate this effect and/or contribute separately to hFF-induced Ca2+ signaling? SUMMARY ANSWER: hFF potently stimulates CatSper and increases [Ca2+]i, primarily due to high concentrations of progesterone, however, other components of hFF also contribute to [Ca2+]i signaling, including modulation of CatSper channel activity and inhibition of [Ca2+]i oscillations...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937446/costs-of-robotic-assisted-versus-traditional-laparoscopy-in-endometrial-cancer
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Riikka-Liisa K Vuorinen, Minna M Mäenpää, Kari Nieminen, Eija I Tomás, Tiina H Luukkaala, Anssi Auvinen, Johanna U Mäenpää
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare the costs of traditional laparoscopy and robotic-assisted laparoscopy in the treatment of endometrial cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A total of 101 patients with endometrial cancer were randomized to the study and operated on starting from 2010 until 2013, at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland. Costs were calculated based on internal accounting, hospital database, and purchase prices and were compared using intention-to-treat analysis...
October 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933709/evidence-for-misspecification-of-a-nationally-used-quality-measure-for-substance-use-treatment
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Soeren Mattke, Zachary Predmore, Elizabeth Sloss, Asa Wilks, Katherine E Watkins
OBJECTIVES: The National Committee for Quality Assurance's (NCQA) measure "Initiation and Engagement of Alcohol and Other Drug Dependence Treatment" captures the proportion of substance use patients with (1) treatment initiation within 14 days and (2) treatment engagement within 30 days thereafter. The definition of treatment considers only counseling but not medication-assisted treatment (MAT), although MAT is supported by current guidelines. Our research question is whether this omission results in meaningful measurement error...
September 4, 2017: Journal for Healthcare Quality: Official Publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932579/patient-reported-outcomes-following-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-vats-resection-or-stereotactic-ablative-body-radiotherapy-sabr-for-treatment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-protocol-for-an-observational-pilot-study-lilac
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Cecilia Pompili, Kevin N Franks, Alessandro Brunelli, Yusuf S Hussain, Patricia Holch, Matthew E Callister, Jonathan M Robson, Kostas Papagiannopoulos, Galina Velikova
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is increasingly a disease of the elderly and frail population with a median age of 70 years at diagnosis. Therefore, consideration of the impact of interventions on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and not only absolute survival is especially important. For non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has been gaining popularity over the last few decades, replacing traditional open lobectomies. For high-risk patients who are not deemed suitable for surgery, stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) provides a potentially curative alternative...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932537/the-role-of-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-management-of-symptomatic-pleural-effusion-after-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-a-best-evidence-topic-report
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Alfonso Fiorelli, Francesco Caronia, Aldo Prencipe, Mario Santini, Brendon Stiles
A best evidence topic in thoracic surgery was written addressing whether video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) talc pleurodesis could be justified in patients with pleural effusion (PE) after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and no-responded to repeated thoracentesis. Ten papers were identified to answer the question. Of these, two were case-series study including ≥4 patients, 7 retrospective analytical studies, and one observational study but no randomized controlled trial (RCTs) was included in the analysis...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932299/the-outcome-of-assisted-reproductive-techniques-among-couples-with-male-factors-at-prince-khalid-bin-sultan-fertility-centre-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia
#6
Hytham Bahaeldin Mukhtar, Amani Shaman, Hyder Osman Mirghani, Ayman Adnan Almasalmah
BACKGROUND: Thirty-three percent of infertility due to paternal factors, there are an increasing proportion of couples who decide to conceive by assisted reproductive techniques (ART). The outcome prediction is pivotal for decision making. AIM: We aimed to study the pregnancy outcomes of different ART with male factors infertility. METHODS: This is retrospective cross-sectional study conducted at Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. One hundred fifteen patients' records reviewed using a structured checklist to collect demographic data, sperm (concentration, motility, and morphology)...
August 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931582/steroids-administered-after-vacuum-assisted-biopsy-in-the-management-of-idiopathic-granulomatous-mastitis
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J Q Deng, L Yu, Y Yang, X J Feng, J Sun, J Liu, F S Fan, L Q Liao
AIMS: The aetiology and treatment options for idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) are controversial. The aim was to study the clinical and diagnostic features and discuss medical and surgical treatment for IGM in our patients. METHODS: Sixty-five patients who met the histological criteria for IGM were retrospectively studied. The diagnosis of IGM was confirmed using Mammotome (an ultrasound-guided, vacuum-assisted biopsy system), core needle biopsy, quadrantectomy or segmental resection...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931250/minimally-invasive-transpalpebral-endoscopic-assisted-amygdalohippocampectomy
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Mauricio Mandel, Eberval Gadelha Figueiredo, Suzana Abramovicz Mandel, Rafael Tutihashi, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira
BACKGROUND: Although anterior temporal lobectomy may be a definitive surgical treatment for epileptic patients with mesial temporal sclerosis, it often results in verbal, visual, and cognitive dysfunction. Studies have consistently reported the advantages of selective procedures compared with a standard anterior temporal lobectomy, mainly in terms of neuropsychological outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To describe a new technique to perform a selective amygdalohippocampectomy (SAH) through a transpalpebral approach with endoscopic assistance...
February 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931028/the-efficacy-of-extracorporeal-shockwave-lithotripsy-for-symptomatic-ureteral-stones-predictors-of-treatment-failure-without-the-assistance-of-computed-tomography
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Bing-Juin Chiang, Chun-Hou Liao, Yu-Hua Lin
OBJECTIVES: Non-contrast computed tomography (NCCT) is not always performed clinically if the diagnosis of ureteral calculi has been confirmed using other radiographic imaging modalities. The aim of this study was to identify predictors of successful extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) without assistance of NCCT. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients with symptomatic solitary ureteral stones who underwent ESWL between November 2015 and January 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929319/a-practical-approach-to-hypertension-management-in-diabetes
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REVIEW
Altamash Shaikh
Hypertension is one of the most important comorbidities of diabetes, contributing significantly to death and disability and leads to macrovascular and microvascular complications. When assessing the medical priorities for patients with diabetes, treating hypertension should be a primary consideration. Practical approaches to hypertension in diabetes, including individualized targets are discussed, as per stage and complication of diabetes, according to current studies and guidelines. Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI)/angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are the most effective drugs for treating hypertension in diabetes, in the absence of contraindications...
September 19, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929311/tbi-rehabilomics-research-an-exemplar-of-a-biomarker-based-approach-to-precision-care-for-populations-with-disability
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REVIEW
Amy K Wagner
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to summarize how "-omics" technologies can inform rehabilitation-relevant outcomes for a range of populations with neurologically related disability by including outcome metrics linked to the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (WHO-ICF) domains of impairments in body function, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. RECENT FINDINGS: To date, nearly every area of medicine uses biomarkers in some capacity to aid in understanding how personal biology informs clinical care...
September 19, 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929060/laser-assisted-double-layer-endoscopic-repair-of-laryngeal-clefts-our-experience-in-11-cases
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Danah Aljomah, Jaber Alshammari
Laryngeal cleft is a rare congenital malformation of the respiratory tract leading to a high level of morbidity and mortality, recently being diagnosed with increased frequency. Management throughout the years included medical and surgical. The open surgical technique is more commonly used although it has higher risk and need longer post-operative care. Recently surgical endoscopic repair was introduced using different techniques. To evaluate the clinical features of infants and children presenting with laryngeal clefts, and review endoscopic management modality especially the technique and results of repair using double-layer (2 layers) technique...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921003/mortality-and-cardiorespiratory-complications-in-trochanteric-femoral-fractures-a-ten-year-retrospective-analysis
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Juliane Carow, John Bennet Carow, Mark Coburn, Bong-Sung Kim, Benjamin Bücking, Christopher Bliemel, Leo Cornelius Bollheimer, Cornelius Johannes Werner, Jan Philipp Bach, Matthias Knobe
PURPOSE: Despite intense research and innovations in peri-operative management, a high mortality rate and frequent systemic complications in trochanteric femoral fractures persist. The aim of the present study was to identify predictive factors for mortality and cardio-respiratory complications after different treatment methods in a ten year period at a level I trauma centre. METHODS: Retrospectively, all patients above 60 years of age with trochanteric femoral fracture between January 2000 and May 2011 were analyzed at a level I trauma centre...
September 18, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920715/the-mixed-message-behind-medication-assisted-treatment-for-substance-use-disorder
#14
Sean M Robinson, Bryon Adinoff
The gap between treatment utilization and treatment need for substance use disorders (SUDs) remains a significant concern in our field. While the growing call to bridge this gap often takes the form of more treatment services and/or better integration of existing services, this perspective proposes that more effective labels for and transparent descriptions of existing services would also have a meaningful impact. Adopting the perspective of a consumer-based health-care model (wherein treatments and services are products and patients are consumers) allows us to consider how labels like Addiction-focused Medical Management, Medication-Assisted Treatment, Medication-Assisted Therapy, and others may actually be contributing to the underutilization problem rather than alleviating it...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919570/initial-clinical-experience-with-aview-a-clinical-computational-platform-for-intracranial-aneurysm-morphology-hemodynamics-and-treatment-management
#15
Jianping Xiang, Nicole Varble, Jason M Davies, Ansaar T Rai, Kenichi Kono, Shin-Ichiro Sugiyama, Mandy J Binning, Rabih G Tawk, Hoon Choi, Andrew J Ringer, Kenneth V Snyder, Elad I Levy, L Nelson Hopkins, Adnan H Siddiqui, Hui Meng
BACKGROUND: Intracranial aneurysm (IA) management is challenging. Clinicians often rely on varied and intuitively disparate ways of evaluating rupture risk that may only partially take into account complex hemodynamic and morphologic factors. We developed a prototype of a clinically-oriented, streamlined, computational platform, AView, for rapid assessment of hemodynamics and morphometrics in clinical settings. To show the potential clinical utility of AView, we report our initial multicenter experience highlighting the possible advantages of morphologic and hemodynamic analysis of IAs...
September 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917392/description-of-a-multi-university-education-and-collaborative-care-child-psychiatry-access-program-new-york-state-s-cap-pc
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D L Kaye, V Fornari, M Scharf, W Fremont, R Zuckerbrot, C Foley, T Hargrave, B A Smith, J Wallace, G Blakeslee, J Petras, S Sengupta, J Singarayer, A Cogswell, I Bhatia, P Jensen
OBJECTIVE: Although, child mental health problems are widespread, few get adequate treatment, and there is a severe shortage of child psychiatrists. To address this public health need many states have adopted collaborative care programs to assist primary care to better assess and manage pediatric mental health concerns. This report adds to the small literature on collaborative care programs and describes one large program that covers most of New York state. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: CAP PC, a component program of New York State's Office of Mental Health (OMH) Project TEACH, has provided education and consultation support to primary care providers covering most of New York state since 2010...
September 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917251/advances-in-external-beam-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-principle-concerns-in-implementing-a-liver-radiation-program
#17
Stewart Gaede, Michael I Lock
Despite significant advances in diagnosis, surgery and medical oncology, patients with primary and secondary liver cancer have some of the worst prognoses in oncology. In addition, the incidence of liver cancer is expected to increase. For this reason, centres are seeking new treatments and establishing specialized multidisciplinary teams. This article will focus on the evidence and practical data to assist in setting up or improving current process pathways, to provide an efficient and safe radiotherapy program for liver...
September 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916295/utilization-of-hospice-services-in-a-population-of-patients-with-huntington-s-disease
#18
Margaret O Johnson, Samuel Frank, Matthew Mendlik, David Casarett
CONTEXT: Although the early and middle stages of Huntington's Disease (HD) and its complications have been well described, less is known about the course of late-stage illness. In particular, little is known about the population of patients who enroll in hospice. OBJECTIVES: Our goal is to describe the characteristics of patients with HD who enrolled in hospice. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of electronic medical record data from 12 not-for-profit hospices in the United States from 2008 to 2012...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915288/successful-treatment-of-keloid-with-fractionated-carbon-dioxide-co2-laser-and-laser-assisted-drug-delivery-of-triamcinolone-acetonide-ointment-in-an-african-american-man
#19
Ekaterina Kraeva, Derek Ho, Jared Jagdeo
Keloids are fibrous growths that occur as a result of abnormal response to dermal injury. Keloids are cosmetically disfiguring and may impair function, often resulting in decreased patient quality-of-life. Treatment of keloids remains challenging, and rate of recurrence is high. We present a case of a 39-year-old African-American man (Fitzpatrick VI) with a 10-year history of keloid, who was successfully treated with eight sessions of fractionated carbon dioxide (CO2) laser immediately followed by laser-assisted drug delivery (LADD) of topical triamcinolone acetonide (TAC) ointment and review the medical literature on fractionated CO2 laser treatment of keloids...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915135/otolaryngologic-management-of-down-syndrome-patients-what-is-new
#20
Ethan C Bassett, Mary F Musso
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The management of children with Down syndrome as it pertains to the otolaryngologist continues to evolve. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has dominated the recent literature, but other topics including hearing loss, swallowing, and perioperative considerations are also reported. RECENT FINDINGS: The prevalence of OSA in children with Down syndrome ranges from 57 to 73% in certain cohorts, and, whereas adentonsillectomy can decrease Apnea-Hypopnea Index, up to 80% may have persistent OSA...
September 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
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