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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224190/metabolic-surgery-for-the-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes-in-obese-individuals
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REVIEW
David E Cummings, Francesco Rubino
Several bariatric operations originally designed to promote weight loss have been found to powerfully treat type 2 diabetes, causing remission in most cases, through diverse mechanisms additional to the secondary consequences of weight loss. These observations have prompted consideration of such operations as 'metabolic surgery', used expressly to treat diabetes, including among patients who are only mildly obese or merely overweight. Large, long-term observational studies consistently demonstrate that bariatric/metabolic surgery is associated with reductions in all cardiovascular risk factors, actual cardiovascular events, microvascular diabetes complications, cancer and death...
December 9, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223964/assessing-stakeholder-perceptions-of-the-acceptability-and-feasibility-of-national-scale-up-for-a-dual-hiv-syphilis-rapid-diagnostic-test-in-malawi
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Brandy L Peterson Maddox, Shauntā S Wright, Hazel Namadingo, Virginia B Bowen, Geoffrey A Chipungu, Mary L Kamb
OBJECTIVES: The WHO recommends pregnant women receive both HIV and syphilis testing at their first antenatal care visit, as untreated maternal infections can lead to severe, adverse pregnancy outcomes. One strategy for increasing testing for both HIV and syphilis is the use of point-of-care (rapid) diagnostic tests that are simple, proven effective and inexpensive. In Malawi, pregnant women routinely receive HIV testing, but only 10% are tested for syphilis at their first antenatal care visit...
December 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223870/validation-of-an-algorithm-to-detect-severe-ms-relapses-in-administrative-health-databases
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James John Marriott, Hui Chen, Randall Fransoo, Ruth Ann Marrie
BACKGROUND: Severe relapses that required treatment were important outcomes in the sentinel trials of disease-modifying therapy (DMT). Identifying such relapses in administrative data would allow comparative-effectiveness studies of DMTs to be conducted in real-world clinical settings. METHODS: All relapsing-remitting (RRMS) and secondary-progressive (SPMS) patients living in Manitoba between 1999 and 2015 were identified using a validated case definition and linkage to the Manitoba MS Clinic database...
December 2, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223525/case-series-of-rare-thymoma-metastases-to-the-spine-and-complete-literature-review
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Rebecca L Achey, Bryan S Lee, Swetha Sundar, Edward C Benzel, Ajit A Krishnaney
BACKGROUND: We report a series of three cases of metastatic thymoma to the spine with spinal cord compression. An extensive literature review of thymic metastases to the spine was completed in order to provide a comprehensive appraisal of current prognostic indicators and potential treatment algorithms to help guide clinicians in treatment management. CASE DESCRIPTIONS: Between 2000 and 2017, three patients were diagnosed with thymic metastases to the spine at our institution...
December 6, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222685/prediction-of-outcome-using-pretreatment-18f-fdg-pet-ct-and-mri-radiomics-in-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer-treated-with-chemoradiotherapy
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François Lucia, Dimitris Visvikis, Marie-Charlotte Desseroit, Omar Miranda, Jean-Pierre Malhaire, Philippe Robin, Olivier Pradier, Mathieu Hatt, Ulrike Schick
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to determine if radiomics features from 18fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images could contribute to prognoses in cervical cancer. METHODS: One hundred and two patients (69 for training and 33 for testing) with locally advanced cervical cancer (LACC) receiving chemoradiotherapy (CRT) from 08/2010 to 12/2016 were enrolled in this study. 18F-FDG PET/CT and MRI examination [T1, T2, T1C, diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI)] were performed for each patient before CRT...
December 9, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222541/estimating-cost-effectiveness-of-a-multimodal-ovarian-cancer-screening-program-in-the-united-states-secondary-analysis-of-the-uk-collaborative-trial-of-ovarian-cancer-screening-ukctocs
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Haley A Moss, Andrew Berchuck, Megan L Neely, Evan R Myers, Laura J Havrilesky
Importance: The United Kingdom Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS) is the largest randomized clinical trial to evaluate screening's impact on ovarian cancer mortality, assigning women to multimodal screening (MMS) with serum cancer antigen 125 (CA-125) interpreted using a risk algorithm. If the MMS screening method is eventually shown to reduce mortality and be cost-effective, then it may be accepted by the medical community as a feasible screening tool. Objective: To estimate the cost-effectiveness of an MMS screening program in the United States...
December 7, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222297/current-treatment-algorithm-for-the-management-of-patients-with-myelofibrosis-jak-inhibitors-and-beyond
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REVIEW
Claire N Harrison, Donal P McLornan
Myelofibrosis (MF) is a heterogeneous disorder characterized by splenomegaly, constitutional symptoms, ineffective hematopoiesis, and an inherent risk of leukemic transformation. The past decade has seen a massive shift in available therapeutic options for our patients and we are learning how and when to use novel agents, either alone or in combination, during the disease course. This has translated into improved management of splenomegaly, significant amelioration in disease-related symptom burden for many, and may lead to improved survival...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222293/current-treatment-algorithm-for-the-management-of-lower-risk-mds
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REVIEW
Aristoteles Giagounidis
Lower risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), defined as MDS with a Revised International Prognostic Scoring System score ≤3.5 points, will remain a challenging entity in 2018. Supportive care continues to be the linchpin of treatment, although the options to reduce transfusion needs are broadening. To achieve red blood cell transfusion independence in non-del(5q) patients, erythropoiesis-stimulating agents remain a mainstay of therapy as long as endogenous erythropoietin levels are <500 U/L (and preferably <200 U/L)...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222280/toward-personalized-treatment-in-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-macroglobulinemia
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REVIEW
Jorge J Castillo, Steven P Treon
Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM) is a rare lymphoma with 1000 to 1500 new patients diagnosed per year in the United States. Patients with WM can experience prolonged survival times, which seem to have increased in the last decade, but relapse is inevitable. The identification of recurrent mutations in the MYD88 and CXCR4 genes has opened avenues of research to better understand and treat patients with WM. These developments are giving way to personalized treatment approaches for these patients, focusing on increasing depth and duration of response alongside lower toxicity rates...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222276/optimizing-frontline-therapy-of-cll-based-on-clinical-and-biological-factors
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REVIEW
Kirsten Fischer, Michael Hallek
The heterogeneity of the clinical course of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) ranges from an indolent course, where patients do not require therapy for many years, to a very aggressive disease, where treatment is required soon after diagnosis and relapses may occur early. The improved tools for prognostication allow predicting the outcome of patients with increasing reliability. Some markers also allow selecting more specific therapies with improved activity in the presence of certain genetic or clinical features of CLL...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222229/visual-aids-for-patient-family-and-physician-decision-making-about-endovascular-thrombectomy-for-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Ivie Tokunboh, Marta Vales Montero, Matheus Fellipe Zopelaro Almeida, Latisha Sharma, Sidney Starkman, Viktor Szeder, Reza Jahan, David Liebeskind, Nestor Gonzalez, Andrew Demchuk, Michael T Froehler, Mayank Goyal, Maarten G Lansberg, Helmi Lutsep, Lee Schwamm, Jeffrey L Saver
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Rapid decision making optimizes outcomes from endovascular thrombectomy for acute cerebral ischemia. Visual displays facilitate swift review of potential outcomes and can accelerate decision processes. METHODS: From patient-level, pooled randomized trial data, 100 person-icon arrays (Kuiper-Marshall personographs) were generated showing beneficial and adverse effects of endovascular thrombectomy for patients with acute cerebral ischemia and large vessel occlusion using (1) automated (algorithmic) and (2) expert-guided joint outcome table specification...
December 8, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221401/analytical-energy-gradients-for-explicitly-correlated-wave-functions-i-explicitly-correlated-second-order-m%C3%A3-ller-plesset-perturbation-theory
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Werner Győrffy, Gerald Knizia, Hans-Joachim Werner
We present the theory and algorithms for computing analytical energy gradients for explicitly correlated second-order Møller-Plesset perturbation theory (MP2-F12). The main difficulty in F12 gradient theory arises from the large number of two-electron integrals for which effective two-body density matrices and integral derivatives need to be calculated. For efficiency, the density fitting approximation is used for evaluating all two-electron integrals and their derivatives. The accuracies of various previously proposed MP2-F12 approximations [3C, 3C(HY1), 3*C(HY1), and 3*A] are demonstrated by computing equilibrium geometries for a set of molecules containing first- and second-row elements, using double-ζ to quintuple-ζ basis sets...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221324/the-role-of-sympathectomy-in-long-qt-syndrome
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REVIEW
Achilleas Antonopoulos, David Lawrence, Davide Patrini, Marco Scarci, Robert George, Martin Hayward, Sofoklis Mitsos, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos
Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is an uncommon and potentially fatal cardiac channelopathy. Treatment options can be medical with β-blockers or surgical with implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantations and left cardiac sympathetic denervation (LCSD). Purpose of this paper is through a literature review to identify the management algorithm and the role of sympathectomy in LQTS.
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221227/pet-guided-treatment-algorithms-in-oesophageal-cancer-the-promise-of-the-near-future
#14
EDITORIAL
Lioe-Fee de Geus-Oei, Marije Slingerland
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216921/ultrasonography-guided-reduction-of-pediatric-radial-neck-fractures
#15
Jung Eun Lee, Jung Bong Kim, Eun Seok Choi
BACKGROUND: Treatment of displaced and angulated radial neck fractures in children is controversial and challenging. Numerous studies have been conducted regarding treatment algorithms and surgical techniques that use fluoroscopy. However, ultrasonography (US)-guided reduction of pediatric radial neck fractures has not been reported yet. We aimed to determine the safety and efficacy of US-guided reduction and fixation of radial neck fractures in children. METHODS: Among 28 cases of radial neck fracture from 2014 to 2016, 12 were classified as type III or IV according to the Judet classification...
December 8, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216902/improved-drug-safety-through-intensive-pharmacovigilance-in-hospitalized-pediatric-patients
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Alan O Vázquez-Alvarez, Lorena Michele Brennan-Bourdon, Ana Rosa Rincón-Sánchez, María Cristina Islas-Carbajal, Selene G Huerta-Olvera
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to detect and analyze Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) through Intensive Pharmacovigilance (IPV) in hospitalized pediatric patients to improve drug safety. METHODS: A prospective 6-month cross-sectional study was performed in the pediatric service of a regional hospital in Mexico in order to assess hospitalized children from 1 day to 18 years old. The inclusion criteria were: both genders, all hospitalization causes, and at least one prescribed medication (indistinct drug group)...
December 8, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215441/pierre-robin-sequence-an-evidence-based-treatment-proposal
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Oswaldo J Gómez, Oscar I Barón, Martha L Peñarredonda
BACKGROUND: The Pierre Robin sequence (PRS) has been defined as the presence of micrognathia, glossoptosis, and respiratory obstruction in the neonatal period. Since its original description, different therapeutic approaches have been proposed obtaining different success rates, but there is no consensus about its management. METHODS: A literature review was conducted in PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane databases, for the period of January,1985 to November, 2016. A number of 23 articles resulting from clinical studies, discussing diagnostic tests or therapeutic approaches, and directly or indirectly comparing diagnostic or treatment modalities were selected and assessed using the GRADE methodology...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214066/a-systematic-approach-to-the-management-of-massive-hemoptysis
#18
REVIEW
Christopher Radchenko, Abdul Hamid Alraiyes, Samira Shojaee
Massive hemoptysis is regarded as a potentially lethal condition that requires immediate attention, and prompt action. Although minor hemoptysis is frequently encountered by most clinicians, massive hemoptysis in far less frequent and most physicians are not prepared to manage this time-sensitive clinical presentation in a systematic and timely fashion. Critical initial steps in management need to be implemented in an expedited fashion, such that patients may have a chance at a more definitive treatment. In this article, we review the definition, vascular anatomy, etiology, diagnostic evaluation, epidemiology and prognostic markers of massive hemoptysis...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214034/identification-of-biomarkers-of-response-to-abatacept-in-patients-with-sle-using-deconvolution-of-whole-blood-transcriptomic-data-from-a-phase-iib-clinical-trial
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Somnath Bandyopadhyay, Sean E Connolly, Omar Jabado, June Ye, Sheila Kelly, Michael A Maldonado, Rene Westhovens, Peter Nash, Joan T Merrill, Robert M Townsend
Objective: To characterise patients with active SLE based on pretreatment gene expression-defined peripheral immune cell patterns and identify clusters enriched for potential responders to abatacept treatment. Methods: This post hoc analysis used baseline peripheral whole blood transcriptomic data from patients in a phase IIb trial of intravenous abatacept (~10 mg/kg/month). Cell-specific genes were used with a published deconvolution algorithm to identify immune cell proportions in patient samples, and unsupervised consensus clustering was generated...
2017: Lupus Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212683/-hot-joints-infection-protocol-reduces-unnecessary-post-operative-re-admissions-following-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty
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J Dattilo, D Gittings, M Sloan, R Charette, E Hume, G-C Lee
AIMS: To evaluate the effectiveness of an institutionally developed algorithm for evaluation and diagnosis of prosthetic joint injection and to determine the impact of this protocol on overall hospital re-admissions.p PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 2685 total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients prior to (1263) and following (1422) the introduction of an infection detection protocol. The protocol used conservative thresholds for C-reactive protein to direct the medical attendant to aspirate the joint...
December 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
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