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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432268/clinical-outcomes-after-delayed-thyroid-surgery-in-patients-with-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma
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Min Ji Jeon, Won Gu Kim, Hyemi Kwon, Mijin Kim, Suyeon Park, Hye-Seon Oh, Minkyu Han, Tae-Yon Sung, Ki-Wook Chung, Suck Joon Hong, Tae Yong Kim, Young-Kee Shong, Won Bae Kim
OBJECTIVE: Active surveillance is an option for patients with papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC). However, the long-term clinical outcomes after delayed surgery remain unclear. We compared the long-term clinical outcomes of PTMC patients according to the time interval between initial diagnosis and surgery. DESIGN & METHODS: In this individual risk factor-matched cohort study, PTMC patients were classified into three groups according to the delay period: ≤ 6 months, 6-12 months, and > 12 months...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432113/automated-quantitative-characterisation-of-retinal-vascular-leakage-and-microaneurysms-in-ultra-widefield-fluorescein-angiography
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Justis P Ehlers, Kevin Wang, Amit Vasanji, Ming Hu, Sunil K Srivastava
Ultra-widefield fluorescein angiography (UWFA) is an emerging imaging modality used to characterise pathology in the retinal vasculature such as microaneurysms (MAs) and vascular leakage. Despite its potential value for diagnosis and disease surveillance, objective quantitative assessment of retinal pathology by UWFA is currently limited because it requires laborious manual segmentation by trained human graders. In this report, we describe a novel fully automated software platform, which segments MAs and leakage areas in native and dewarped UWFA images with retinal vascular disease...
April 21, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432101/polio-and-measles-down-the-drain-environmental-enterovirus-surveillance-in-the-netherlands-2005-2015
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Kimberley S M Benschop, Harrie G van der Avoort, Edin Jusic, Harry Vennema, Rob van Binnendijk, Erwin Duizer
Polioviruses (PV) are members of the genus Enterovirus (EV). In the Netherlands, the exclusion of PVcirculation is based on Clinical EV Surveillance (CEVS) of EV positive cases and routine Environmental EV Surveillance (EEVS) conducted on sewage samples collected in the region of the Netherlands where vaccination coverage is low due to religious reason.We compared the EEVS data to those of the CEVS to gain insight in the relevance of EEVS for poliovirus and non-polio enterovirus surveillance. Following the polio outbreak in Syria, EEVS was performed at the Primary Refugee Center Ter Apel in the Netherlands and data were compared to CEVS and EEVS...
April 21, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431950/postoperative-adjuvant-chemotherapy-is-associated-with-a-lower-incidence-of-colorectal-adenomas-in-patients-with-previous-colorectal-cancer
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Hee Seung Lee, Sung Bae Kim, Hyun Jung Lee, Soo Jung Park, Sung Pil Hong, Jae Hee Cheon, Won Ho Kim, Tae Il Kim
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The effects of chemotherapeutic agents on the development of colorectal adenomas in patients with previous colorectal cancer (CRC) are not defined. Therefore, we evaluated the potential effect of adjuvant chemotherapy on the incidence of colorectal adenomas in patients with previous CRC. METHODS: We selected patients with low-risk stage II CRC with or without postoperative 5-fluorouracil-based adjuvant chemotherapy to reduce selection bias. Among 1808 patients with stage II CRC who underwent colonoscopic surveillance after curative resection of CRC between 2006 and 2013, 192 patients were retrospectively enrolled in this study after matching for age and sex...
April 18, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431817/pneumococcal-carriage-among-children-after-four-years-of-routine-10-valent-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-use-in-brazil-the-emergence-of-multidrug-resistant-serotype-6c
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Felipe P G Neves, Nayara T Cardoso, Robert E Snyder, Mariel A Marlow, Claudete A A Cardoso, Lúcia M Teixeira, Lee W Riley
BACKGROUND: In 2010, the 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV10) was introduced free of charge in Brazil as part of the public immunization program. Here we investigated the carriage prevalence, colonization risk factors, capsular types, and antimicrobial resistance among pneumococcal isolates obtained from children in Brazil four years after routine PCV10 use. METHODS: Between September and December 2014, we conducted a cross-sectional study among children<6years old who attended one public and two private clinics in Niterói, RJ, Brazil to evaluate pneumococcal nasopharyngeal carriage...
April 18, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431493/pan-intestinal-capsule-endoscopy-in-patients-with-postoperative-crohn-s-disease-a-pilot-study
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Johannes Hausmann, Renate Schmelz, Jens Walldorf, Natalie Filmann, Stefan Zeuzem, Jörg G Albert
BACKGROUND: Patients are at increased risk of disease recurrence after surgical treatment of Crohn's disease. Endoscopic detection of postoperative, ileo-colonic inflammation is well established, but the potential of pan-intestinal endoscopy is yet unknown. METHODS: This prospective multicenter pilot study assessed the value of pan-intestinal capsule endoscopy using a colon capsule endoscope for the detection of inflammatory recurrence of Crohn´s disease. Patients who had been operatively treated for Crohn´s disease were included...
April 21, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430643/lymph-node-status-as-a-prognostic-factor-after-palliative-resection-of-primary-tumor-for-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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Qingguo Li, Changjian Wang, Yaqi Li, Xinxiang Li, Ye Xu, Guoxiang Cai, Peng Lian, Sanjun Cai
Lymph node (LN) status is one of the most important predictors for M0 colorectal cancer patients. However, its clinical impact on stage IV colorectal cancer remains unclear. The study aimed to explore the prognostic value of LN status after palliative resection of primary tumor for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). We combined analyses of mCRC patients in Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database and Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center (FUSCC).A total of 17,553 patients with mCRC were identified in SEER database...
February 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430087/modification-of-two-capripoxvirus-quantitative-real-time-pcr-assays-to-improve-diagnostic-sensitivity-and-include-beta-actin-as-an-internal-positive-control
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Amaresh Das, Ming Y Deng, Shawn Babiuk, Michael T McIntosh
Capripoxviruses (CaPVs), consisting of Sheeppox virus (SPV), Goatpox virus (GPV), and Lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV) species, cause economically significant diseases in sheep, goats, and cattle, respectively. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) assays are routinely used for rapid detection of CaPVs in surveillance and outbreak management programs. We further modified and optimized 2 previously published CaPV qPCR assays, referred to as the Balinsky and Bowden assays, by changing commercial PCR reagents used in the tests...
May 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429649/fundic-gland-polyps-in-the-pediatric-population
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Amy Coffey, Kalyani Patel, Norma Quintanilla, Richard Kellermayer, Hao Wu
We retrospectively studied the clinical and histologic features of pediatric fundic gland polyps (FGPs) in 16 patients. FGPs had an endoscopic prevalence of 0.25% in 8527 pediatric gastric biopsies. Five patients had familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). The median age of onset was 17.7 years in FAP and 17.3 years in sporadic patients. All syndromic patients were asymptomatic and FGPs were identified during surveillance for existing or concurrent colon polyps. They did not take antacids. In comparison, all 11 sporadic FGPs were identified during evaluation of symptomatic patients who had taken antacids (median duration 21 months)...
January 1, 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429237/atypical-and-anaplastic-meningioma-outcomes-in-a-population-based-study
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T Garzon-Muvdi, W Yang, M Lim, H Brem, J Huang
Atypical and anaplastic meningiomas (AAM) are aggressive tumors. This study is aimed at examining associations between patient and tumor-related factors and tumor-related death in patients with AAM. We conducted a population-based cohort study utilizing prospectively collected data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. Patients with diagnosis of AAM from 1973 to 2012 in the SEER database were included. Patients lacking clinical information were excluded. Multivariate analysis between patient and lesion characteristics, and AAM-related death was performed to adjust for confounding factors...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428838/a-national-strategic-plan-for-reducing-the-burden-of-sexually-transmitted-infections-in-israel-by-the-year-2025
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Daniel Chemtob, Dan Gandacu, Zohar Mor, Itamar Grotto, Emilia Anis, Elliot Rosenberg
BACKGROUND: There is on ongoing debate in the literature regarding the real burden of STIs (sexually transmitted infections) in Western countries and the proper strategies needed to estimate and to prevent them. Our purpose is to present an evidence-based national strategic plan for STI prevention in Israel through assessing the current burden of illness, leading international preventive strategies, and practical policymaking experience. METHODS: Epidemiologic and health policy data on STIs were analyzed from various sources: a) systematic national surveillance data for the years 2002-2014; b) the international scientific literature (published between 2002-16; keywords: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) (or STI) AND prevention AND intervention AND gonorrhea OR chlamydia OR syphilis; c) internal Ministry of Health (MOH) analyses and reports, and d) expert opinion...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428775/genomics-reveals-a-unique-clone-of-burkholderia-cenocepacia-harboring-an-actively-excising-novel-genomic-island
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Prashant P Patil, Swapna Mali, Samriti Midha, Vikas Gautam, Lona Dash, Sunil Kumar, Jayanthi Shastri, Lipika Singhal, Prabhu B Patil
Burkholderia cenocepacia is a clinically dominant form among the other virulent species of Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc). In the present study, we sequenced and analyzed the genomes of seven nosocomial Bcc isolates, five of which were isolated from the bloodstream infections and two isolates were recovered from the hospital setting during the surveillance. Genome-based species identification of the Bcc isolates using a type strain explicitly identified the species as B. cenocepacia. Moreover, single nucleotide polymorphism analysis revealed that the six isolates were clonal and phylogenetically distinct from the other B...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427879/food-protein-induced-enterocolitis-syndrome-in-australia-a-population-based-study-2012-2014
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Sam Mehr, Katie Frith, Elizabeth H Barnes, Dianne E Campbell
BACKGROUND: Food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) is a non-IgE mediated gastrointestinal allergic disorder. Large population based FPIES studies are lacking. OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence and clinical characteristics of FPIES in Australian infants METHODS: An Australia wide survey (2012-2014) was undertaken via the Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit, with monthly notification of new cases of acute FPIES in infants aged <24 months by 1400 participating Paediatricians...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427504/follow-up-program-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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Francesca De Felice, Marco de Vincentiis, Valentino Valentini, Daniela Musio, Silvia Mezi, Luigi Lo Mele, Valentina Terenzi, Vittorio D'Aguanno, Andrea Cassoni, Martina Di Brino, Gianluca Tenore, Nadia Bulzonetti, Andrea Battisti, Antonio Greco, Giorgio Pompa, Antonio Minni, Umberto Romeo, Enrico Cortesi, Antonella Polimeni, Vincenzo Tombolini
Follow-up program in head and neck cancer (HNC) is an important issue in patients management. It represents the major dilemma in daily practice clinic. Many guidelines have been published in order to better define the best clinical protocol, but a consensus has not been attained yet. We constructed a follow-up program based on specific primary subsite, to standardize patients surveillance after treatment of HNC.
May 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426643/incidence-and-trends-of-infections-with-pathogens-transmitted-commonly-through-food-and-the-effect-of-increasing-use-of-culture-independent-diagnostic-tests-on-surveillance-foodborne-diseases-active-surveillance-network-10-u-s-sites-2013-2016
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Ellyn P Marder, Paul R Cieslak, Alicia B Cronquist, John Dunn, Sarah Lathrop, Therese Rabatsky-Ehr, Patricia Ryan, Kirk Smith, Melissa Tobin-D'Angelo, Duc J Vugia, Shelley Zansky, Kristin G Holt, Beverly J Wolpert, Michael Lynch, Robert Tauxe, Aimee L Geissler
Foodborne diseases represent a substantial public health concern in the United States. CDC's Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) monitors cases reported from 10 U.S. sites* of laboratory-diagnosed infections caused by nine enteric pathogens commonly transmitted through food. This report describes preliminary surveillance data for 2016 on the nine pathogens and changes in incidences compared with 2013-2015. In 2016, FoodNet identified 24,029 infections, 5,512 hospitalizations, and 98 deaths caused by these pathogens...
April 21, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426621/committee-opinion-no-700-methods-for-estimating-the-due-date
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Accurate dating of pregnancy is important to improve outcomes and is a research and public health imperative. As soon as data from the last menstrual period, the first accurate ultrasound examination, or both are obtained, the gestational age and the estimated due date (EDD) should be determined, discussed with the patient, and documented clearly in the medical record. Subsequent changes to the EDD should be reserved for rare circumstances, discussed with the patient, and documented clearly in the medical record...
May 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426616/committee-opinion-no-700-summary-methods-for-estimating-the-due-date
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Accurate dating of pregnancy is important to improve outcomes and is a research and public health imperative. As soon as data from the last menstrual period, the first accurate ultrasound examination, or both are obtained, the gestational age and the estimated due date (EDD) should be determined, discussed with the patient, and documented clearly in the medical record. Subsequent changes to the EDD should be reserved for rare circumstances, discussed with the patient, and documented clearly in the medical record...
May 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426310/a-public-health-approach-to-hepatitis-c-in-an-urban-setting
#18
Fabienne Laraque, Jay K Varma
The clinical consequences of HCV infection are increasing because the population with the highest prevalence of the infection, persons born between 1945 and 1965, is aging. As a result, health care expenditures are expected to increase. Now that a cure for HCV infection is the norm, a public health approach is necessary to identify, link to care, and treat infected persons and prevent new infections. We believe that the success of public health interventions, such as those for tuberculosis, can be translated to HCV infection...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425412/surveillance-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-reduces-mortality-an-inverse-probability-of-treatment-weighted-analysis
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Roongruedee Chaiteerakij, Piyanat Chattieng, Jonggi Choi, Nutcha Pinchareon, Kessirin Thanapirom, Nopavut Geratikornsupuk
BACKGROUND: Evidence supporting benefit of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) surveillance in reducing mortality is not well-established. The effect of HCC surveillance in reducing mortality was assessed by an inverse probability of treatment weighting (IPTW)-based analysis controlled for inherent bias and confounders in observational studies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted on 446 patients diagnosed with HCC between 2007 and 2013 at a major referral center...
May 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424829/-mri-of-the-prostate
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D Nörenberg, O Solyanik, B Schlenker, G Magistro, B Ertl-Wagner, D A Clevert, C Stief, M F Reiser, M D'Anastasi
New clinical and technological advances in the field of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and targeted image-guided biopsy techniques have significantly improved the detection, localization and staging as well as active surveillance of prostate cancer in recent years. Multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) is currently the main imaging technique for the detection, characterization and diagnostics of metastasizing prostate cancer and is of high diagnostic importance for local staging within the framework of the detection of prostate cancer...
April 19, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
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