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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679648/in-vitro-activity-of-tigecycline-and-comparators-against-a-european-collection-of-anaerobes-collected-as-part-of-the-tigecycline-evaluation-and-surveillance-trial-t-e-s-t-2010-2016
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Arne C Rodloff, Michael J Dowzicky
The Tigecycline Evaluation and Surveillance Trial (T.E.S.T.) is a global program that aims to monitor the in vitro antimicrobial activities of current therapeutic agents against clinical isolates. This study presents surveillance data for Gram-positive and Gram-negative anaerobic isolates (N = 7008) collected from nine European countries between 2010 and 2016. Presented in this study are antimicrobial susceptibility data, according to the European Committee for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST) breakpoints, and minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) distributions...
April 18, 2018: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679420/a-dual-label-time-resolved-fluorescence-immunoassay-for-the-simultaneous-determination-of-carcino-embryonic-antigen-and-squamous-cell-carcinoma-antigen
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Qian Mao, Xiaohong Liu, Jingwen Ye, Huankun Liang, Binxian Li, Xinyi Sun, Lin Sun, Yuman Sun, Xiaomei Mu, Laiqing Li
Among women worldwide, cervical cancer is the second-most common cancer, and cervical smears and DNA detection have low sensitivity or are too expensive. The concentrations of carcino-embryonic antigen (CEA) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in the serum were detected using a sandwich immunoassay. The CEA and SCC in the serum were captured by anti-CEA and anti-SCC antibodies. After combining other anti-CEA- and anti-SCC-labeled antibodies with europium (III) (Eu3+ ) and samarium (III) (Sm3+ ) chelates, CEA and SCC were detected with time-resolved fluorometry (TRF)...
April 20, 2018: Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678994/can-exercise-delay-transition-to-active-therapy-in-men-with-low-grade-prostate-cancer-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
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Daniel A Galvão, Dickon Hayne, Mark Frydenberg, Suzanne K Chambers, Dennis R Taaffe, Nigel Spry, Paul A Scuffham, Robert S Ware, Nicolas H Hart, Robert U Newton
INTRODUCTION: Active surveillance is a strategy for managing low-risk, localised prostate cancer, where men are observed with serial prostate-specific antigen assessments to identify signs of disease progression. Currently, there are no strategies to support active surveillance compliance nor are there interventions that can prevent or slow disease progression, ultimately delaying transition to active treatment before it is clinically required. Recently, we proposed that exercise may have a therapeutic potential in delaying the need for active treatment in men on active surveillance...
April 20, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678910/serotype-diversity-and-antimicrobial-resistance-among-salmonella-enterica-isolated-from-patients-at-an-equine-referral-hospital
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I M Leon, S D Lawhon, K N Norman, D S Threadgill, N Ohta, J Vinasco, H M Scott
Although Salmonella enterica can produce life-threatening colitis in horses, certain serotypes are more commonly associated with clinical disease. Our aim was to evaluate the proportional morbidity attributed to different serotypes, as well as phenotypic and genotypic antimicrobial resistance (AMR) of Salmonella isolated from patients at an equine referral hospital in the southern United States. Two-hundred-fifty-five Salmonella isolates were obtained from clinical samples of patients admitted to the hospital between 2007 and 2015...
April 20, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678866/gaps-in-guidelines-for-the-management-of-diabetes-in-low-and-middle-income-versus-high-income-countries-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Mayowa O Owolabi, Joseph O Yaria, Meena Daivadanam, Akintomiwa I Makanjuola, Gary Parker, Brian Oldenburg, Rajesh Vedanthan, Shane Norris, Ayodele R Oguntoye, Morenike A Osundina, Omarys Herasme, Sulaiman Lakoh, Luqman O Ogunjimi, Sarah E Abraham, Paul Olowoyo, Carolyn Jenkins, Wuwei Feng, Hernán Bayona, Sailesh Mohan, Rohina Joshi, Ruth Webster, Andre P Kengne, Antigona Trofor, Lucia Maria Lotrean, Devarsetty Praveen, Jessica H Zafra-Tanaka, Maria Lazo-Porras, Kirsten Bobrow, Michaela A Riddell, Konstantinos Makrilakis, Yannis Manios, Bruce Ovbiagele
OBJECTIVE: The extent to which diabetes (DM) practice guidelines, often based on evidence from high-income countries (HIC), can be implemented to improve outcomes in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) is a critical challenge. We carried out a systematic review to compare type 2 DM guidelines in individual LMIC versus HIC over the past decade to identify aspects that could be improved to facilitate implementation. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Eligible guidelines were sought from online databases and websites of diabetes associations and ministries of health...
May 2018: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678119/exchange-sex-among-people-receiving-medical-care-for-hiv-in-the-united-states-medical-monitoring-project-2009-2013
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Oluwatosin Olaiya, Lina Nerlander, Christine L Mattson, Linda Beer
Many studies of persons who exchange sex for money or drugs have focused on their HIV acquisition risk, and are often limited to select populations and/or geographical locations. National estimates of exchange sex among people living with HIV (PLWH) who are in medical care, and its correlates, are lacking. To address these gaps, we analyzed data from the Medical Monitoring Project, a surveillance system that produces nationally representative estimates of behavioral and clinical characteristics of PLWH receiving medical care in the United States, to estimate the weighted prevalence of exchange sex overall, and by selected socio-demographic, behavioral and clinical characteristics...
April 20, 2018: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677943/uptake-of-a-dashboard-designed-to-give-realtime-feedback-to-a-sentinel-network-about-key-data-required-for-influenza-vaccine-effectiveness-studies
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Sameera Pathirannehelage, Pushpa Kumarapeli, Rachel Byford, Ivelina Yonova, Filipa Ferreira, Simon de Lusignan
Dashboards are technologies that bringing together a range of data sources for observational or analytical purposes. We have created a customised dashboard that includes all the key data elements required for monitoring flu vaccine effectiveness (FVE). This delivers a unique dashboard for each primary care provider (general practice) providing data to the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Research and Surveillance Centre (RSC), one of the oldest European surveillance systems. These FVE studies use a test negative case control (TNCC) design...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677308/vitamin-d-calcium-or-combined-supplementation-for-the-primary-prevention-of-fractures-in-community-dwelling-adults-evidence-report-and-systematic-review-for-the-us-preventive-services-task-force
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Leila C Kahwati, Rachel Palmieri Weber, Huiling Pan, Margaret Gourlay, Erin LeBlanc, Manny Coker-Schwimmer, Meera Viswanathan
Importance: Osteoporotic fractures result in significant morbidity and mortality. Objective: To update the evidence for benefits and harms of vitamin D, calcium, or combined supplementation for the primary prevention of fractures in community-dwelling adults to inform the US Preventive Services Task Force. Data Sources: PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and trial registries through March 21, 2017; references; and experts. Surveillance continued through February 28, 2018...
April 17, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676363/lymphomatoid-granulomatosis-a-case-series-from-south-india
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Elanthenral Sigamani, Jagan Chandramohan, Sheila Nair, Geeta Chacko, Meera Thomas, Leni Grace Mathew, Susanne Pulimood, Marie Therese Manipadam
Context: Lymphomatoid granulomatosis (LYG) is a rare B-lymphoproliferative disorder characterised by an angiocentric and angiodestructive pattern along with Epstein - Barr virus (EBV) association. It is one of the diagnostic challenges in lymphoma pathology. Deregulation of EBV immune surveillance is one of the narrated hypotheses in the literature. Extrapulmonary manifestations are rare with LYG. Morphological grading is done based on the number of EBV-positive B cells, which is useful to strategize treatment protocol...
April 2018: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676000/the-2016-hiv-diagnosis-and-care-cascade-in-new-south-wales-australia-meeting-the-unaids-90-90-90-targets
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Phillip Keen, Richard T Gray, Barbara Telfer, Rebecca Guy, Heather-Marie Schmidt, Bill Whittaker, Jo Holden, Martin Holt, Anthony Kelleher, David Wilson, Denton Callander, David A Cooper, Garrett Prestage, Christine Selvey, Andrew E Grulich
INTRODUCTION: The HIV Strategy in New South Wales (NSW) Australia aims to virtually eliminate HIV transmission by 2020. We estimated the 2016 HIV diagnosis and care cascade for the state of NSW, with a focus on introducing population-based data to improve data quality and assess progress towards the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets. METHODS: To estimate the number of people living with diagnosed HIV (PLDHIV) we used NSW data from the Australian National HIV Registry, enhanced by surveillance among people recently diagnosed with HIV to improve migration estimates...
April 2018: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675938/value-of-additional-endoscopic-ultrasonography-for-surveillance-after-surgical-removal-of-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasms
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Ken Kamata, Mamoru Takenaka, Kosuke Minaga, Shunsuke Omoto, Takeshi Miyata, Kentaro Yamao, Hajime Imai, Atsushi Nakai, Hidekazu Tanaka, Yasutaka Chiba, Tomohiro Watanabe, Toshiharu Sakurai, Naoshi Nishida, Takaaki Chikugo, Ippei Matsumoto, Yoshifumi Takeyama, Masayuki Kitano, Masatoshi Kudo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: This study evaluated the utility of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS), combined with contrast-enhanced harmonic EUS (CH-EUS), for surveillance of the remnant pancreas after surgery for intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN). METHODS: This was a single-center, retrospective, descriptive study. A total of 134 consecutive patients who underwent surgical resection for IPMN between April 2009 and March 2015 were evaluated. The rates of recurrence and development of IPMN-concomitant pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) during follow-up were assessed...
April 19, 2018: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675440/multi-velocity-encoding-four-dimensional-flow-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-assessment-of-chronic-aortic-dissection
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Andrew G Sherrah, Fraser M Callaghan, Rajesh Puranik, Richmond W Jeremy, Paul G Bannon, Michael P Vallely, Stuart M Grieve
Background: Chronic descending thoracic aortic dissection (CDTAD) following surgical repair of ascending aortic dissection requires long-term imaging surveillance. We investigated four-dimensional (4D)-flow magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a novel multi-velocity encoding (multi-VENC) technique as an emerging clinical method enabling the dynamic quantification of blood volume and velocity throughout the cardiac cycle. Methods: Patients with CDTAD (n = 10; mean age, 55...
June 2017: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675363/clinical-and-imaging-features-of-pituitary-apoplexy-and-role-of-imaging-in-differentiation-of-clinical-mimics
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REVIEW
Pradeep Goyal, Michael Utz, Nishant Gupta, Yogesh Kumar, Manisha Mangla, Sonali Gupta, Rajiv Mangla
To discuss the clinical syndrome, review common imaging findings of pituitary apoplexy (PA) and role of imaging in therapy and follow-up. Also, to review other acute clinical scenarios with similar clinical and/or imaging findings as PA. PA is a severe and potentially life-threatening medical emergency, characterized by constellation of symptoms/signs that occur as a result of acute hemorrhage and/or infarction in pituitary gland. Patients present with acute and sudden onset of symptoms/signs, most commonly with severe headache, vision deficits/ophthalmoplegia, altered mental status, and possible pan hypopituitarism...
March 2018: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675096/nomograms-to-predict-individual-prognosis-of-patients-with-primary-small-cell-carcinoma-of-the-bladder
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Fan Dong, Yifan Shen, Fengbin Gao, Xiao Shi, Tianyuan Xu, Xianjin Wang, Xiaohua Zhang, Shan Zhong, Minguang Zhang, Shanwen Chen, Zhoujun Shen
Objectives: To develop reliable nomograms to estimate individualized overall survival (OS) and cancer specific survival (CSS) for patients with primary small cell carcinoma of the bladder (SCCB) and compare the predictive value with the AJCC stages. Patients and Methods: 582 eligible SCCB patients identified in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) dataset were randomly divided into training (n=482) and validation (n=100) cohorts. Akaike information criterion was used to select the clinically important variables in multivariate Cox models when establishing nomograms...
2018: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674657/emergence-of-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-faecium-at-an-australian-hospital-a-whole-genome-sequencing-analysis
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Kelvin W C Leong, Louise A Cooley, Tara L Anderson, Sanjay S Gautam, Belinda McEwan, Anne Wells, Fiona Wilson, Lucy Hughson, Ronan F O'Toole
In 2015, a marked increase in vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREfm) isolation was detected at the Royal Hobart Hospital, Australia. The primary objective of this work was to examine the dynamics of VREfm transmission using whole genome data mapped to public health surveillance information. Screening and clinical isolates of VREfm from patients were typed for the specific vancomycin-resistance locus present. Of total isolates collected from 2014-2016 (n = 222), 15.3% and 84.7% harboured either the vanA or the vanB vancomycin-resistance locus, respectively...
April 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674444/adjuvant-chemotherapy-seemed-not-to-have-survival-benefit-in-rectal-cancer-patients-with-yptis-2n0-after-preoperative-radiotherapy-and-surgery-from-a-population-based-propensity-score-analysis
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Xiang Hu, Ya-Qi Li, Qing-Guo Li, Yan-Lei Ma, Jun-Jie Peng, San-Jun Cai
BACKGROUND: Adjuvant chemotherapy is currently offered routinely, as standard, after radical resection for patients with rectal cancer receiving neo-adjuvant chemoradiation. However, the efficacy of adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with ypTis-2N0M0 has not been documented to the same extent, and the survival benefit remained controversial. The purpose of this work was to determine the role of chemotherapy in patients with ypTis-2N0M0 classification. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were obtained from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database ( n  = 4,217)...
April 19, 2018: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674237/eslicarbazepine-acetate-exposure-in-pregnant-women-with-epilepsy
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Raquel Costa, Luís M Magalhães, Joana Graça, Mariana Vieira, Helena Gama, Joana Moreira, José F Rocha, Patrício Soares-da-Silva
PURPOSE: Epilepsy is a common neurologic disorder requiring continued treatment during pregnancy. Treatment with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) is needed for seizure control, but the risk of adverse events has to be minimized for both mother and foetus. Available data on pregnancy and foetal/postnatal outcomes following eslicarbazepine acetate (ESL) exposure via parent is herein presented for the first time. METHODS: ESL's global safety database was reviewed to identify pregnancy cases with exposure to ESL reported up to October 21st, 2017...
April 10, 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673922/patient-reported-outcomes-after-treatment-for-clinically-localized-prostate-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Mónica Ávila, Laila Patel, Silvia López, Laura Cortés-Sanabria, Olatz Garin, Àngels Pont, Ferran Ferrer, Ana Boladeras, Victor Zamora, Sophie Fosså, Anne H Storås, Martin Sanda, Vicky Serra-Sutton, Montse Ferrer
BACKGROUND: The aim of this systematic review is to assess the impact of primary treatments with curative intention in patients with localized prostate cancer, measured with Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs), and to examine differences among modalities within treatments. METHODS: We conducted a systematic literature search for January 2005-March 2017 following PRISMA guidelines, including longitudinal studies measuring disease-specific PROs in localized prostate cancer patients with a follow-up from pre- to post-treatment (≥1 year)...
April 3, 2018: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673751/-primary-cutaneous-cd30-t-cell-lymphoproliferation-during-treatment-with-fingolimod-case-report-and-literature-review
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E Cesbron, J-B Monfort, C Giannesini, P Duriez, P Moguelet, P Senet, C Francès, A Barbaud, F Chasset
BACKGROUND: Fingolimod is an oral immunomodulator approved for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. We report a case of a primary cutaneous CD30+ T-cell lymphoproliferation occurring 6 months after initiation of fingolimod. Based on a systematic literature review, the characteristics of these fingolimod-induced lymphoproliferative disorders are described. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A 56-year-old woman developed cutaneous indurated and ulcerated nodular lesions 6 months after starting fingolimod for active relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis...
April 16, 2018: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673410/association-of-an-active-surveillance-and-decolonization-program-on-incidence-of-clinical-cultures-growing-staphylococcus-aureus-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Annie Voskertchian, Ibukunoluwa C Akinboyo, Elizabeth Colantuoni, Julia Johnson, Aaron M Milstone
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April 20, 2018: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
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