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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160918/impact-of-weight-loss-and-eating-difficulties-on-health-related-quality-of-life-up-to-10%C3%A2-years-after-oesophagectomy-for-cancer
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P Anandavadivelan, A Wikman, A Johar, P Lagergren
BACKGROUND: Severe weight loss is experienced by patients with eating difficulties after surgery for oesophageal cancer. The aim of this prospective cohort study was to asssess the influence of eating difficulties and severe weight loss on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) up to 10 years after oesophagectomy. METHODS: Data on bodyweight and HRQoL were collected at 6 months, 3, 5 and 10 years in patients who underwent surgery for oesophageal cancer in Sweden between 2001 and 2005...
November 21, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159975/rcat-reflects-symptom-control-and-quality-of-life-in-allergic-rhinoconjunctivitis-patients
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J-P Liedtke, A Mandl, J Köther, J Chwieralski, K Shah-Hosseini, U Pieper-Fürst, S Allekotte, R Mösges
BACKGROUND: The Global Allergy and Asthma European Network (GA(2) LEN) Taskforce has requested more data on correlations between various Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) in clinical trials on allergy. We compared three tools-the Rhinitis Control Assessment Test (RCAT), Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (RQLQ), and Rhinitis Total Symptom Score (RTSS)-to determine whether the RCAT alone is a sufficient primary outcome parameter in clinical trials on allergic rhinoconjunctivitis...
November 21, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159953/relationship-between-heart-failure-concurrent-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-beta-blocker-use-a-danish-nationwide-cohort-study
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Maurizio Sessa, Annamaria Mascolo, Rikke Nørmark Mortensen, Mikkel Porsborg Andersen, Giuseppe Massimo Claudio Rosano, Annalisa Capuano, Francesco Rossi, Gunnar Gislason, Henrik Enghusen-Poulsen, Christian Torp-Pedersen
AIMS: To compare the hazard of all-cause, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure (HF) hospitalization in carvedilol vs. metoprolol/bisoprolol/nebivolol users with COPD and concurrent HF from 2009 to 2012, and to evaluate the use and persistence in treatment of these β-blockers, their impact on the risk of COPD-related hospitalization, and the factors important for their selection. METHODS AND RESULTS: Cox and logistic regression were used for both unadjusted and adjusted analyses...
November 20, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159861/promoting-high-standards-of-care-for-women-living-with-hiv-position-statement-from-the-women-against-viruses-in-europe-working-group
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J D Kowalska, K Aebi-Popp, M Loutfy, F A Post, M J Perez-Elias, M Johnson, F Mulcahy
OBJECTIVES: Gender-related factors can influence management decisions, treatment outcomes and the overall long-term wellbeing of people living with HIV (PLWH). The Women Against Viruses in Europe (WAVE) Working Group was established to promote the health and wellbeing of women living with HIV (WLWH). WAVE is part of the European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS) and organizes annual workshops to discuss different issues in the management of WLWH. METHODS: In 2016, 34 WAVE members including community representatives, HIV clinicians and researchers met to discuss standards of care for WLWH and to review current guidelines...
November 21, 2017: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158169/potential-benefit-of-lymph-node-dissection-during-radical-nephroureterectomy-for-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-by-the-european-association-of-urology-guidelines-panel-on-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
#5
REVIEW
Jose Luis Dominguez-Escrig, Benoit Peyronnet, Thomas Seisen, Harman M Bruins, Cathy Yuhong Yuan, Marko Babjuk, Andreas Böhle, Maximilian Burger, Eva M Compérat, Paolo Gontero, Thomas Lam, Steven MacLennan, Hugh Mostafid, Joan Palou, Bas W G van Rhijn, Richard J Sylvester, Richard Zigeuner, Shahrokh F Shariat, Morgan Rouprêt
CONTEXT: The oncological efficacy of routine lymphadenectomy (lymph node dissection [LND]) at the time of radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) remains controversial. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the available literature assessing the impact of LND in upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) patients. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Embase, Medline, and Cochrane databases were searched for all studies comparing outcomes of patients undergoing RNU without LND versus any form of LND...
November 17, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157828/immune-related-and-adverse-drug-reactions-to-low-versus-high-initial-doses-of-viscum-album-l-in-cancer-patients
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Friedemann Schad, Anja Thronicke, Antje Merkle, Harald Matthes, Megan L Steele
BACKGROUND: Immune-related adverse drug reactions (ADRs) to immunotherapy agents have been associated with beneficial clinical outcomes in oncology. Viscum album L. (VA, European mistletoe) is frequently used as an immunomodulatory agent alongside conventional cancer treatment in Europe. VA has been associated with improved quality of life and a reduction in chemotherapy-related ADRs. Beneficial effects of VA are believed to be related to its immunomodulatory properties. Current guidelines recommend commencing with a low dose and increasing slowly overtime, however, off-label prescribing of high initial doses is common...
December 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156282/pesticides-in-agricultural-headwater-streams-in-southwestern-germany-and-effects-on-macroinvertebrate-populations
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Gero Weber, Nicole Christmann, Ann-Cathrin Thiery, Dieter Martens, Jochen Kubiniok
Pesticides are a major burden for stream ecosystems in the central European cultivated landscape. The objective of the present study was to investigate the applicability of ecological indicator methods in relation to toxicity of pesticides under the specific hydro-morphological conditions in small water bodies. Thus, an association of toxicity evaluating methods with different ecological indicators was to be attempted. Based on three random samples taken within the 2016 vegetation period, 23 headwater areas in the Saarland were investigated to test for pesticides and their metabolites...
November 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155929/pan-asian-adapted-esmo-consensus-guidelines-for-the-management-of-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-a-jsmo-esmo-initiative-endorsed-by-csco-kaco-mos-sso-and-tos
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T Yoshino, D Arnold, H Taniguchi, G Pentheroudakis, K Yamazaki, R-H Xu, T W Kim, F Ismail, I B Tan, K-H Yeh, A Grothey, S Zhang, J B Ahn, D Chong, L-T Chen, S Kopetz, T Eguchi-Nakajima, H Ebi, A Ohtsu, A Cervantes, K Muro, J Tabernero, H Minami, F Ciardiello, J-Y Douillard
The most recent version of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) consensus guidelines for the treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) was published in 2016, identifying both a more strategic approach to the administration of the available systemic therapy choices, and a greater emphasis on the use of ablative techniques, including surgery. At the 2016 ESMO Asia Meeting, in December 2016, it was decided by both ESMO and the Japanese Society of Medical Oncology (JSMO) to convene a special guidelines meeting, endorsed by both ESMO and JSMO, immediately after the JSMO 2017 Annual Meeting...
November 16, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155816/liposomal-amphotericin-b-in-travelers-with-cutaneous-and-muco-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-not-a-panacea
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Romain Guery, Benoit Henry, Guillaume Martin-Blondel, Claire Rouzaud, Florence Cordoliani, Gundel Harms, Jean-Pierre Gangneux, Françoise Foulet, Emmanuelle Bourrat, Michel Baccard, Gloria Morizot, Paul-Henri Consigny, Antoine Berry, Johannes Blum, Olivier Lortholary, Pierre Buffet
BACKGROUND: Complex cutaneous and muco-cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL and MCL) often requires systemic therapy. Liposomal amphotericin B (L-AmB) has a strong potential for a solid clinical benefit in this indication. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of data from a French centralized referral treatment program and from the "LeishMan" European consortium database. All patients with parasitologically proven CL or MCL who received at least one dose of L-AmB were included...
November 20, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155456/identifying-sarcopenia-in-female-long-term-care-residents-a-comparison-of-current-guidelines
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Mary P Kotlarczyk, Subashan Perera, David A Nace, Neil M Resnick, Susan L Greenspan
OBJECTIVES: To establish the prevalence of sarcopenia in a long-term care population, assess agreement among different consensus sarcopenia diagnostic criteria, and examine agreement of a self-reported questionnaire with consensus guidelines. DESIGN: Cross-sectional secondary analysis. SETTING: Long-term care communities in the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area. PARTICIPANTS: Women aged 65 and older (mean 83.6) undergoing eligibility screening for a fracture reduction trial (N = 141)...
November 20, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154750/global-perspectives-on-ensuring-the-safety-of%C3%A2-pharmaceutical-products-in-the-distribution-process%C3%A2
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Sohyun Jeong, Eunhee Ji
OBJECTIVE: The distribution of counterfeit or falsified drugs is increasing worldwide. This can contribute to the high burden of disease and cost to society and is of global concern with the worldwide circulation of pharmaceuticals. The preparation and implementation of good distribution practice should be one of the most important aspects of ensuring safe drug circulation and administration. This research aimed to compare and analyze good distribution practice guidelines from advanced countries and international organizations, and to evaluate the status of the current good distribution practice guidelines in the world...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154427/design-of-a-multicentre-randomized-controlled-trial-to-assess-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-dose-titration-by-specialized-nurses-in-patients-with-heart-failure-etific-study-protocol
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Juana Oyanguren, LLuisa García-Garrido, Magdalena Nebot Margalef, Iñaki Lekuona, Josep Comin-Colet, Nicolás Manito, Julia Roure, Pilar Ruiz Rodriguez, Cristina Enjuanes, Pedro Latorre, Jesús Torcal Laguna, Susana García-Gutiérrez
AIMS: Heart failure (HF) is associated with many hospital admissions and relatively high mortality, rates decreasing with administration of beta-blockers (BBs), angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers, and mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists. The effect is dose dependent, suboptimal doses being common in clinical practice. The 2012 European guidelines recommend close monitoring and dose titration by HF nurses. Our main aim is to compare BB doses achieved by patients after 4 months in intervention (HF nurse-managed) and control (cardiologist-managed) groups...
November 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154236/risk-factors-of-pancreatitis-after-endoscopic-sphincterotomy-review-of-literature-and-practical-remarks-based-on-approximately-10-000-ercps
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Andrzej Jamry
Post-endoscopic pancreatitis (PEP) is the most common complication of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Depending on the presence of risk factors, PEP can occur in 4,1% to about 43% of patients. According to the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) guidelines, only three to patient-associated risk factors have been identified: suspected sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD) (OR 4.09), female gender (OR 2.23), and previous pancreatitis (OR 2.46). Another three procedure-associated factors include cannulation attempt duration > 10 minutes (OR 1...
October 31, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154142/child-trafficking-and-the-european-migration-crisis-the-role-of-forensic-practitioners
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Zuzana Obertová, Cristina Cattaneo
Trafficking in children is one of the worst forms of human rights violation and is categorised as a serious crime. Children at high risk of becoming victims of trafficking are runaways, children with a history of abuse, and migrant children. Internationally, cases of child trafficking are increasing the most in Europe, which is likely the result of the current migration crisis. In crises, preventing and combating human trafficking needs to be prioritized, considering that the aims of humanitarian action include saving lives, easing suffering and preserving human dignity...
November 4, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154042/oncological-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-nephroureterectomy-versus-open-radical-nephroureterectomy-for-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma-an-european-association-of-urology-guidelines-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Benoit Peyronnet, Thomas Seisen, Jose-Luis Dominguez-Escrig, Harman Max Bruins, Cathy Yuhong Yuan, Thomas Lam, Steven Maclennan, James N'dow, Marko Babjuk, Eva Comperat, Richard Zigeuner, Richard J Sylvester, Maximilian Burger, Hugh Mostafid, Bas W G van Rhijn, Paolo Gontero, Joan Palou, Sharokh F Shariat, Morgan Roupret
CONTEXT: Most series have suggested better perioperative outcomes of laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) over open RNU. However, the oncological safety of laparoscopic RNU remains controversial. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review all relevant literature comparing oncological outcomes of open versus laparoscopic RNU. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A systematic literature search using the Medline, Embase, and Cochrane databases and clinicaltrial...
November 15, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153348/sampling-methods-to-the-statistical-control-of-the-production-of-blood-components
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REVIEW
Paulo Pereira, Jerard Seghatchian, Beatriz Caldeira, Paula Santos, Rosa Castro, Teresa Fernandes, Sandra Xavier, Gracinda de Sousa, João Paulo de Almeida E Sousa
The control of blood components specifications is a requirement generalized in Europe by the European Commission Directives and in the US by the AABB standards. The use of a statistical process control methodology is recommended in the related literature, including the EDQM guideline. The control reliability is dependent of the sampling. However, a correct sampling methodology seems not to be systematically applied. Commonly, the sampling is intended to comply uniquely with the 1% specification to the produced blood components...
November 8, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153014/evolution-of-the-national-breast-screening-programme-in-ireland-two-year-interval-analysis-2004-2013-of-breastcheck
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Patricia E Fitzpatrick, Gráinne Greehy, Marie T Mooney, Fidelma Flanagan, Aideen Larke, Alissa Connors, Ann O'Doherty
Objective Monitoring breast screening programmes is essential to ensure quality. BreastCheck, the national breast screening programme in the Republic of Ireland, commenced screening in 2000, with full national expansion in 2007, and digital mammography introduced in 2008. We aimed to review the performance of BreastCheck from 1 January 2004 to 31 December 2013. Methods Using the customised clinical and administrative database, performance indicator data were collected from BreastCheck and compared with programme and European guideline standards...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Screening
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150848/allergen-manufacturing-and-quality-aspects-for-allergen-immunotherapy-in-europe-and-the-united-states-an-analysis-from-the-eaaci-ait-guidelines-project
#18
REVIEW
A Bonertz, G Roberts, J E Slater, J Bridgewater, R L Rabin, M Hoefnagel, M Timon, C Pini, O Pfaar, A Sheikh, D Ryan, C Akdis, J Goldstein, L K Poulsen, R van Ree, C Rhyner, D Barber, O Palomares, R Pawankar, D Hamerlijnk, L Klimek, I Agache, E Angier, T Casale, M Fernandez-Rivas, S Halken, M Jutel, S Lau, G Pajno, G Sturm, E M Varga, R Gerth van Wijk, S Bonini, A Muraro, S Vieths
Adequate quality is essential for any medicinal product to be eligible for marketing. Quality includes verification of the identity, content and purity of a medicinal product in combination with a specified production process and its control. Allergen products derived from natural sources require particular considerations to ensure adequate quality. Here, we describe key aspects of the documentation on manufacturing and quality aspects for allergen immunotherapy products in the European Union and the United States...
November 17, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149735/carbamazepine-lamotrigine-levetiracetam-and-valproic-acid-in-dried-blood-spots-with-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-method-development-and-validation
#19
Camilla Linder, Anna Hansson, Sara Sadek, Lars L Gustafsson, Anton Pohanka
Monitoring of antiepileptic drugs in children with epilepsy require multiple visits at a clinic for blood collection. Dried blood spot sampling is an alternative way of collection, performed at home by self-collection and can save time and costs for patients and family members. The aim was to develop and validate an LC-MS/MS dried blood spot method for carbamazepine, lamotrigine, levetiracetam and valproic acid with the requirements of using standard equipment and material in a routine laboratory setting. Whatman-903 filter paper was utilized, and discs were punched into a 96 well plate with an automated puncher and barcode reading...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149293/distribution-of-putative-virulence-markers-in-enterococcus-faecium-towards-a-safety-profile-review
#20
Ana R Freitas, Ana P Tedim, Carla Novais, Teresa M Coque, Luísa Peixe
Objectives: The criteria for identification of Enterococcus faecium (Efm) with the ability to cause human infections are currently being debated by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Strains that have an MIC of ampicillin of ≤ 2 mg/L and lack IS16/esp/hyl genes should be regarded as safe for use as feed additives in animal nutrition, despite the lack of knowledge about putative virulence marker (PVM) distribution in community Efm. We analysed the distribution of major PVM and ampicillin phenotypes in large Efm collections to investigate further the safety of strains from a public health perspective...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
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