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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771240/selecting-a-cut-off-for-colorectal-cancer-screening-with-a-fecal-immunochemical-test
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Hermann Brenner, Simone Werner
OBJECTIVES: Fecal immunochemical tests (FITs) for hemoglobin (Hb) are increasingly used for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. However, cut-offs for defining test positivity are varying widely. We aimed to evaluate the impact of cut-off selection on key indicators of diagnostic performance in a true screening setting. METHODS: We evaluated diagnostic performance of FOB Gold, a widely used quantitative FIT, for detecting advanced neoplasms (AN) across a wide range of possible cut-offs among 1822 participants of screening colonoscopy aged 50-79 years in Germany...
August 3, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761377/fecal-occult-blood-versus-dna-testing-indirect-comparison-in-a-colorectal-cancer-screening-population
#2
Hermann Brenner, Hongda Chen
BACKGROUND: A multitarget stool DNA test (MSDT) that showed higher sensitivity but lower specificity than a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) for hemoglobin in one recent study from the US and Canada, is increasingly used for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, despite its ~20-fold higher costs compared to FITs. We aimed to assess diagnostic performance of a quantitative FIT in an independent study among participants of screening colonoscopy and to compare it with the previously reported performance of MSDT...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756932/fear-of-childbirth-and-depressive-symptoms-among-postnatal-women-a-cross-sectional-survey-from-chhattisgarh-india
#3
Paridhi Jha, Margareta Larsson, Kyllike Christensson, Agneta Skoog Svanberg
BACKGROUND: Prevalence rates of Fear of Birth and postnatal depressive symptoms have not been explored in Chhattisgarh, India. OBJECTIVE: To validate Hindi Wijma Delivery Experience Questionnaire and to study the prevalence of Fear of Birth and depressive symptoms among postnatal women. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey at seventeen public health facilities in two districts of Chhattisgarh, India among postnatal women who gave birth vaginally or through C-section to a live neonate...
July 27, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689708/the-growing-role-of-biologics-and-biosimilars-in-the-united-states-perspectives-from-the-apha-biologics-and-biosimilars-stakeholder-conference
#4
Judy Crespi-Lofton, Jann B Skelton
OBJECTIVES: The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) convened the Biologics and Biosimilars Stakeholder Conference on November 30, 2016, in Washington DC. The objectives of the Conference were to determine the key issues and challenges within the marketplace for biologics, follow-on biologics (FOBs), and biosimilars, identify potential roles and responsibilities of pharmacists regarding biologic and biosimilar medications, and identify actions or activities that pharmacists may take to optimize the safe and cost-effective use of biologics and biosimilars...
July 6, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667653/occurrence-of-bronchial-anthracofibrosis-in-respiratory-symptomatics-with-exposure-to-biomass-fuel-smoke
#5
Vikas Pilaniya, Shekhar Kunal, Ashok Shah
INTRODUCTION: Bronchial anthracofibrosis (BAF), confirmed bronchoscopically, is characterised by bluish-black mucosal pigmentation and distortion/narrowing of the bronchus. We investigated the occurrence of BAF in respiratory symptomatics with biomass fuel smoke exposure and evaluated its clinico-radiological attributes and impact on functional status. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Of the eighty subjects evaluated, 60 consented for fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB). All 60 subjects also underwent chest radiography, high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of the thorax, complete pulmonary function testing including diffusion capacity and six-minute-walk test...
2017: Advances in Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663626/proseal-laryngeal-mask-airway-placement-a-comparison-of-blind-versus-direct-laryngoscopic-insertion-techniques
#6
Pooja Chandrakanth Patil, Manjunath Abloodu Chikkapillappa, Vinayak Seenappa Pujara, Tejesh Channasandra Anandswamy, Leena Harshad Parate, Yatish Bevinaguddaiah
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The laryngeal mask airway (LMA) ProSeal is most commonly used supraglottic airway device; it is routinely inserted by blind technique. Although blind insertion technique is most widely used, there are many techniques which are available such as priming the drain tube with a guiding instrument such as a suction catheter, a gum elastic bougie, a Flexi-Slip Stylet, direct laryngoscopy, and even a fiber-optic bronchoscope (FOB). The present study was undertaken to compare and assess the placement of LMA ProSeal using blind versus direct laryngoscopy techniques using FOB...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643629/faecal-immunochemical-tests-to-triage-patients-with-lower-abdominal-symptoms-for-suspected-colorectal-cancer-referrals-in-primary-care-a-systematic-review-and-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Marie Westwood, Isaac Corro Ramos, Shona Lang, Marianne Luyendijk, Remziye Zaim, Lisa Stirk, Maiwenn Al, Nigel Armstrong, Jos Kleijnen
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in the UK. Presenting symptoms that can be associated with CRC usually have another explanation. Faecal immunochemical tests (FITs) detect blood that is not visible to the naked eye and may help to select patients who are likely to benefit from further investigation. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of FITs [OC-Sensor (Eiken Chemical Co./MAST Diagnostics, Tokyo, Japan), HM-JACKarc (Kyowa Medex/Alpha Laboratories Ltd, Tokyo, Japan), FOB Gold (Sentinel/Sysmex, Sentinel Diagnostics, Milan, Italy), RIDASCREEN Hb or RIDASCREEN Hb/Hp complex (R-Biopharm, Darmstadt, Germany)] for primary care triage of people with low-risk symptoms...
May 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560146/endobronchial-primary-large-b-cell-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-in-hiv-infected-patient-in-the-highly-active-antiretroviral-therapy-era-description-of-a-case-report
#8
U Caterino, O Tambaro, G Palmiero, F Borrelli, M Cotugno, G Bonadies
We report an unusual case of endobronchial primary large B-cell Non Hodgkin Lymphoma in a HIV-infected patient in the course of effective Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART). Diagnosis of large B-cell NHL was obtained by fibreoptic bronchoscopy (FOB) biopsies. Three cycles of R-CHOP chemotherapy (rituximab, vincristine, cyclophosphamide, hydroxydaunorubicin, prednisone) was performed and clinical and radiological remission was obtained after 3 cycles of therapy.
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459406/-application-of-modified-percutaneous-rotating-dilative-tracheostomy-with-fiberoptic-bronchoscope-in-critical-patients-of-icu-a-control-study-for-four-kinds-of-tracheostomy
#9
Hong Zhang, Yanmin Xu, Haihong Li, Yao Zhang, Lunmeng Cui, Linlin Zhao, Qinghuan Yao, Fengjie Xie
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical application of modified percutaneous rotating dilative tracheostomy with fiberoptic bronchoscope (MPRDT-FOB) in critical patients of intensive care unit (ICU) by comparing it with percutaneous dilative tracheostomy (PDT), modified percutaneous dilative tracheostomy (MPDT), and percutaneous dilative tracheostomy with fiberoptic bronchoscope (PDT-FOB). METHODS: A prospective control study was conducted. 240 critical patients underwent tracheotomy admitted to ICU of Mudanjiang Medical University Hongqi Hospital from February 2011 to November 2016 were enrolled, and they were randomly divided into four groups with 60 patients in each group...
January 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446075/comparison-of-bronchoscopy-guided-and-real-time-ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-dilatational-tracheostomy-safety-complications-and-effectiveness-in-critically-ill-patients
#10
Aykut Sarıtaş, Muhammed M Kurnaz
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy, safety, and incidence of complications between fiber-optic bronchoscopy-guided percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (FOB-PDT) and ultrasound-guided percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (US-PDT) and to determine whether US-PDT is a viable alternative to FOB-PDT. METHODS: This randomized prospective study was carried out in 80 patients who were randomly divided into US-PDT and FOB-PDT groups. Demographic data and Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II), procedure duration, hemorrhage status, complications, procedure difficulty, displacement of entry location after US, and hemodynamic data were evaluated in both groups...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439444/airway-management-of-patients-undergoing-oral-cancer-surgery-a-retrospective-analysis-of-156-patients
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Sapna Annaji Nikhar, Ashima Sharma, Mahesh Ramdaspally, Ramachandran Gopinath
OBJECTIVE: Oral cancer patients have a potentially difficult airway, but if managed properly during the perioperative period, morbidity and mortality can be reduced or avoided. METHODS: The medical records of 156 patients who were operated for oral cancers were reviewed for airway management during the perioperative period. RESULTS: The surgical procedures ranged from excisions, wide local excisions with split skin graftings, hemiglossectomies and radical neck nodes dissections to pectoralis major myocutaneous or free fibular flaps...
April 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435314/factors-affecting-patients-comfort-during-fiberoptic-bronchoscopy-and-endobronchial-ultrasound
#12
Fatma Yıldırım, Şevket Özkaya, Ahmet Selim Yurdakul
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the factors that can affect the comfort of patients who underwent diagnostic fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB) and diagnostic endobronchial ultrasonography (EBUS) for the first time and the effect of the patients' anxiety level on their comfort during the procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We recorded the demographics of the patients, the medications they used previously, the anesthesia applied during the procedure, the experience of the operator, the insertion technique of the bronchoscope, the types of the bronchoscopic interventions during the procedure, the duration of the procedure, and the anxiety levels of the patients before the session...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380345/characteristics-of-minerals-in-vesicles-produced-by-human-osteoblasts-hfob-1-19-and-osteosarcoma-saos-2-cells-stimulated-for-mineralization
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Agnieszka Strzelecka-Kiliszek, Lukasz Bozycki, Saida Mebarek, Rene Buchet, Slawomir Pikula
Bone cells control initial steps of mineralization by producing extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins and releasing vesicles that trigger apatite nucleation. Using transmission electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray microanalysis (TEM-EDX) we compared the quality of minerals in vesicles produced by two distinct human cell lines: fetal osteoblastic hFOB 1.19 and osteosarcoma Saos-2. Both cell lines, subjected to osteogenic medium with ascorbic acid (AA) and β-glycerophosphate (β-GP), undergo the entire osteoblastic differentiation program from proliferation to mineralization, produce the ECM and spontaneously release vesicles...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373705/electrochemically-synthesized-highly-crystalline-nitrogen-doped-graphene-nanosheets-with-exceptional-biocompatibility
#14
Deepa Suhag, Arun Kumar Sharma, Satyendra K Rajput, Gajender Saini, Sandip Chakrabarti, Monalisa Mukherjee
This work reports first electrochemical preparation of exceptionally biocompatible, highly crystalline, and well exfoliated nitrogen doped graphene nanosheets (eNGS) from carbon nanosheets for the development of mighty platforms in the field of modern biosensing and other biological applications for human welfare. eNGS displayed exceptional biocompatibility. Administration of the as-synthesized eNGS to rat models did not lead to any significant deviation or inimical consequences in its functional observation battery (FOB) tests, GSH levels or the histology of the vital organs of the rat models...
April 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279636/presence-and-process-of-fear-of-birth-during-pregnancy-findings-from-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
#15
Ingegerd Hildingsson, Helen Haines, Annika Karlström, Astrid Nystedt
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of fear of birth has been estimated between 8-30%, but there is considerable heterogeneity in research design, definitions, measurement tools used and populations. There are some inconclusive findings about the stability of childbirth fear. AIM: to assess the prevalence and characteristics of women presenting with scores ≥60 on FOBS-The Fear of Birth Scale, in mid and late pregnancy, and to study change in fear of birth and associated factors...
March 6, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218972/views-of-oral-antibiotics-and-advice-seeking-about-acne-a-qualitative-study-of-online-discussion-forums
#16
M Santer, D Chandler, M Lown, N A Francis, I Muller
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris is common and can significantly impair quality of life, yet little is known about patients' understanding of acne and its treatments. Oral antibiotics are widely used for acne, despite concerns about antibiotic resistance. People are increasingly turning to online discussion forums for advice and information on these sites may influence health beliefs and treatment adherence. OBJECTIVE: To explore understandings about the use of oral antibiotics for acne and advice shared amongst messages posted on online forums...
February 20, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216702/evaluation-of-simple-pre-determined-length-insertion-technique-split-with-conventional-method-for-oral-fibreoptic-intubation-a-randomised-cross-over-study
#17
Elangovan Muthukumar, Lenin Babu Elakkumanan, Prasanna Udupi Bidkar, Mvs Satyaprakash, Sandeep Kumar Mishra
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The difficulty during flexible fiber-optic bronchoscopy (FOB) guided tracheal intubation could be because of inability in visualising glottis, advancing and railroading of endotracheal tube. Several methods are available for visualising glottis, but none is ideal. Hence, this randomised controlled study was designed to evaluate the simple pre-determined length insertion technique (SPLIT) during oral FOB. METHODS: Fifty-eight patients were randomised into Group C and Group P...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216425/repeated-day-1-fob-testing-in-ich-s7a-safety-assessment-protocols-the-influence-of-within-and-between-session-learning
#18
REVIEW
David V Gauvin, Zachary J Zimmermann, Jill A Dalton, Theodore J Baird
A large number of CNS safety assessment studies using the standard Functional Observational Battery (FOB) are conducted each year at Contract Research Organizations throughout the globe. Study design characteristics are as varied as the Sponsors for whom they are contracted. Gender inclusion, sample sizes, and timing of the FOBs are generally negotiated during protocol development. The ICH S7A guidelines describe a dose-effect study design for CNS safety assessment to be conducted prior to the first dose administration in man...
May 2017: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196426/development-of-a-functional-observational-battery-in-the-minipig-for-regulatory-neurotoxicity-assessments
#19
Miao Zhong, Catherine Shoemake, Amber Fuller, David White, Chris Hanks, Derek Brocksmith, Jason Liu, Shayne Gad, Guy Bouchard, Alain Stricker-Krongrad
A functional observational battery (FOB) is recommended as the first-tier neurotoxicity screening in the preclinical safety pharmacology testing guidelines. Minipigs have increasingly been used in regulatory toxicology studies; however, no current FOB protocol is available for neurotoxicity testing in these species. Hence, a minipig FOB instrument was developed. A complete crossover study with Sinclair minipigs was performed to evaluate physiologic, neurologic, and behavioral effects of amphetamine, ketamine, and diazepam...
March 2017: International Journal of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166918/the-concomitant-occurrence-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-with-bronchial-anthracofibrosis
#20
Shekhar Kunal, Ashok Shah
BACKGROUND: Bronchial anthracofibrosis (BAF), diagnosed bronchoscopically, is a clinical entity which is now beginning to emerge from obscurity. This is commonly encountered in elderly females with history of long-standing exposure to biomass fuel smoke in poorly ventilated kitchens. As awareness of BAF has increased in recent times, distinct clinicoradiological and bronchoscopic features of the disease have emerged. Diagnosis is achieved by visualisation of bluish-black mucosal hyperpigmentation along with narrowing/distortion of the affected bronchus on fibreoptic bronchoscopy (FOB)...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
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