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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335509/novel-diagnostic-and-predictive-biomarkers-in-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
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REVIEW
John C Chang, Madappa Kundranda
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a highly lethal disease for a multitude of reasons including very late diagnosis. This in part is due to the lack of understanding of the biological behavior of PDAC and the ineffective screening for this disease. Significant efforts have been dedicated to finding the appropriate serum and imaging biomarkers to help early detection and predict response to treatment of PDAC. Carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9) has been the most validated serum marker and has the highest positive predictive value as a stand-alone marker...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324047/functional-imaging-in-the-follow-up-of-enteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-clinical-usefulness-and-indications
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Elettra Merola, Marianne E Pavel, Francesco Panzuto, Gabriele Capurso, Noemi Cicchese, Anja Rinke, Thomas M Gress, Elsa Iannicelli, Daniela Prosperi, Patrizia Pizzichini, Vikas Prasad, Patrizia Kump, Rainer Lipp, Stefano Partelli, Massimo Falconi, Bertram Wiedenmann, Gianfranco Delle Fave
Context: Functional imaging tests (FITs) detecting somatostatin receptors expression (i.e., Somatostatin Receptor Scintigraphy, 68Ga-DOTA-peptide positron emission tomography/computed tomography) have a pivotal role in the diagnosis of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), while their indication during follow-up still needs to be clarified. Objective: Investigate the role of FITs after diagnosis of metastatic enteropancreatic NETs, identifying patients who might benefit from these exams...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323384/the-effect-of-mg-ca-sr-alloy-degradation-products-on-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Ida S Berglund, Elliott W Dirr, Vidhya Ramaswamy, Josephine B Allen, Kyle D Allen, Michele V Manuel
Biodegradable Mg alloys have the potential to replace currently used metallic medical implant devices, likely eliminating toxicity concerns and the need for secondary surgeries, while also providing a potentially stimulating environment for tissue growth. A recently developed Mg-Ca-Sr alloy possesses advantageous characteristics over other Mg alloys, having a good combination of strength and degradation behavior, while also displaying potentially osteogenic properties. To better understand the effect of alloy degradation products on cellular mechanisms, in vitro studies using human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells were conducted...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299231/chronic-osteoporotic-pain-in-mice-cutaneous-and-deep-musculoskeletal-pain-are-partially-independent-of-bone-resorption-and-differentially-sensitive-to-pharmacological-interventions
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Miyako Suzuki, Magali Millecamps, Lina Naso, Seiji Ohtori, Chisato Mori, Laura S Stone
Although the pathological changes in osteoporotic bones are well established, the characterization of the osteoporotic pain and its appropriate treatment are not fully elucidated. We investigated the behavioral signs of cutaneous and deep musculoskeletal pain and physical function; time-dependent changes in bone mineral density (BMD) and the emergence of the behavioral phenotype; and the effects of pharmacological interventions having different mechanisms of action (chronic intraperitoneal administration of pamidronate [0...
2017: Journal of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298782/comparison-of-oral-clonidine-oral-dexmedetomidine-and-oral-midazolam-for-premedication-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-elective-surgery
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Sarika Kumari, Nidhi Agrawal, G Usha, Vandana Talwar, Poonam Gupta
BACKGROUND: Midazolam has been commonly used orally for premedication in children. A search for a better alternative continues to overcome its side effects. Recently alpha-2 agonists, clonidine, and dexmedetomidine have been used for premedication in children. AIM: To study and compare the efficacy of oral clonidine, oral dexmedetomidine, and oral midazolam for premedication in pediatric surgical patients. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This prospective, randomized, double blind study was conducted in a tertiary care hospital...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298280/nutritional-recommendations-for-adult-bariatric-surgery-patients-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Shiri Sherf Dagan, Ariela Goldenshluger, Inbal Globus, Chaya Schweiger, Yafit Kessler, Galit Kowen Sandbank, Tair Ben-Porat, Tali Sinai
Bariatric surgery is currently the most effective treatment for morbid obesity and its associated metabolic complications. To ensure long-term postoperative success, patients must be prepared to adopt comprehensive lifestyle changes. This review summarizes the current evidence and expert opinions with regard to nutritional care in the perioperative and long-term postoperative periods. A literature search was performed with the use of different lines of searches for narrative reviews. Nutritional recommendations are divided into 3 main sections: 1) presurgery nutritional evaluation and presurgery diet and supplementation; 2) postsurgery diet progression, eating-related behaviors, and nutritional therapy for common gastrointestinal symptoms; and 3) recommendations for lifelong supplementation and advice for nutritional follow-up...
March 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285734/behavioral-predictors-of-alcohol-drinking-in-a-neurodevelopmental-rat-model-of-schizophrenia-and-co-occurring-alcohol-use-disorder
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Jibran Y Khokhar, Travis P Todd
Alcohol use disorder commonly occurs in patients with schizophrenia and contributes greatly to its morbidity. Unfortunately, the neural and behavioral underpinnings of alcohol drinking in these patients are not well understood. In order to begin to understand the cognitive and reward-related changes that may contribute to alcohol drinking, this study was designed to address: 1) latent inhibition; 2) conditioning; and 3) extinction of autoshaping in a neurodevelopmental rat model with relevance to co-occurring schizophrenia and alcohol use disorders, the neonatal ventral hippocampal lesioned (NVHL) rat...
March 9, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284822/-algorithms-and-urinary-incontinence-in-the-elderly-assessment-treatment-recommendations-and-levels-of-evidence-review
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P Meyer
OBJECTIVES: Search processing algorithms in a primary care setting, analyzing the specifics of care management for seniors suffering from urinary incontinence (UI), described the recommendations and levels of evidence of treatment. METHODS: A literature review carried out via PubMed(®) and websites of scientific societies with search keywords classified according to an algorithm. RESULTS: One hundred algorithms have been discovered in the field of evaluation and treatment of UI...
March 8, 2017: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281790/the-exchange-of-social-support-on-online-bariatric-surgery-discussion-forums-a-mixed-methods-content-analysis
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Molly E Atwood, Aliza Friedman, Brad A Meisner, Stephanie E Cassin
Bariatric surgery patients often experience physical and psychosocial stressors, and difficulty adjusting to significant lifestyle changes. As a result, social support groups that provide patients with support, coping skills, and nutritional information are valuable components of bariatric care. Support group attendance at bariatric centers is associated with greater post-surgery weight loss; however, several barriers hinder attendance at in-person support groups (e.g., travel distance to bariatric centers)...
March 10, 2017: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271428/a-system-level-approach-to-overweight-and-obesity-in-the-veterans-health-administration
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Susan D Raffa, Matthew L Maciejewski, Lindsey E Zimmerman, Laura J Damschroder, Paul A Estabrooks, Ronald T Ackermann, Adam G Tsai, Trina Histon, Michael G Goldstein
Healthcare systems are challenged by steady increases in the number of patients who are overweight and obese. Large-scale, evidence-based behavioral approaches for addressing overweight and obesity have been successfully implemented in systems such as the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). These population-based interventions target reduction in risk for obesity-associated conditions through lifestyle change and weight loss, and are associated with modest weight loss. Despite the fact that VHA has increased the overall reach of these behavioral interventions, the number of high-risk overweight and obese patients continues to rise...
March 7, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270756/role-of-the-lateral-habenula-in-pain-associated-depression
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Yanhui Li, Yumeng Wang, Chengluan Xuan, Yang Li, Lianhua Piao, Jicheng Li, Hua Zhao
Patients with chronic pain have significantly higher incidences of depression and anxiety than the average person. However, the mechanism underlying this link has not been elucidated in terms of how chronic pain causes significant mood changes and further develops into severe anxiety or depression. The serotonergic system in the raphe nuclei is an important component in both pain processing and the pathogenesis of depression. Since the lateral habenular nucleus (LHb) controls the raphe nuclei, it may participate in the regulation of pain-associated depression...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265400/laparoscopic-splenopancreatectomy-for-an-endocrine-tumor-with-cystic-changes-a-case-report
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Hideki Izumi, Naoki Yazawa, Daisuke Furukawa, Yoshihito Masuoka, Misuzu Yamada, Taro Mashiko, Yohei Kawashima, Masami Ogawa, Yoshiaki Kawaguchi, Tetsuya Mine, Kenichi Hirabayashi, Toshio Nakagohri
The biological behavior of a cystic pancreatic endocrine neoplasm is less aggressive than that of pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms, and its prognosis is better. Limited surgery should be considered for cystic pancreatic endocrine neoplasms that are not accompanied preoperatively by lymph node or distant metastasis.
March 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264044/evolution-of-impedance-field-telemetry-after-one-day-of-activation-in-cochlear-implant-recipients
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Hao-Chun Hu, Joshua Kuang-Chao Chen, Chia-Mi Tsai, Hsing-Yi Chen, Tao-Hsin Tung, Lieber Po-Hung Li
OBJECTIVES: Changes in impedance between 24 hours and one month after cochlear implantation have never been explored due to the inability to switch on within one day. This study examined the effect of early activation (within 24 hours) on the evolution of electrode impedance with the aim of providing information on the tissue-to-electrode interface when electrical stimulation was commenced one day post implantation. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review at a single institution...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258827/impulsivity-predicts-weight-loss-after-obesity-surgery
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Myutan Kulendran, Leah Borovoi, Sanjay Purkayastha, Ara Darzi, Ivo Vlaev
OBJECTIVE: There is evidence that executive function, and specifically inhibitory control, is related to obesity and eating behavior. The goal of this study was to determine whether personality traits and inhibitory control predict weight loss after bariatric procedures. Although the impressive weight reduction after bariatric surgery has been shown in short- and medium-term studies, the effect of personality traits on this reduction is uncertain. Specifically, the effect of impulsivity is still largely unknown...
January 4, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258205/the-role-of-radionuclide-imaging-in-epilepsy-part-1-sporadic-temporal-and-extratemporal-lobe-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Ajay Kumar, Harry T Chugani
Epilepsy is one of the most common yet diverse neurologic disorders, affecting almost 1%-2% of the population. Presently, radionuclide imaging such as PET and SPECT is not used in the primary diagnosis or evaluation of recent-onset epilepsy. However, it can play a unique and important role in certain specific situations, such as in noninvasive presurgical localization of epileptogenic brain regions in intractable-seizure patients being considered for epilepsy surgery. Radionuclide imaging can be particularly useful if MR imaging is either negative for lesions or shows several lesions of which only 1 or 2 are suspected to be epileptogenic and if electroencephalogram changes are equivocal or discordant with the structural imaging...
March 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243088/targeted-concurrent-and-sequential-delivery-of-chemotherapeutic-and-antiangiogenic-agents-to-the-brain-by-using-drug-loaded-nanofibrous-membranes
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Yuan-Yun Tseng, Tao-Chieh Yang, Yi-Chuan Wang, Wei-Hwa Lee, Tzu-Min Chang, Yi-Chuan Kau, Shih-Jung Liu
Glioblastoma is the most frequent and devastating primary brain tumor. Surgery followed by radiotherapy with concomitant and adjuvant chemotherapy is the standard of care for patients with glioblastoma. Chemotherapy is ineffective, because of the low therapeutic levels of pharmaceuticals in tumor tissues and the well-known tumor-cell resistance to chemotherapy. Therefore, we developed bilayered poly(d,l)-lactide-co-glycolide nanofibrous membranes that enabled the sequential and sustained release of chemotherapeutic and antiangiogenic agents by employing an electrospinning technique...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237833/stable-psychological-functioning-after-surgery-for-epilepsy-an-informant-based-perspective
#17
Marcie L King, Daniel Tranel
OBJECTIVE: Psychological adjustment following surgery for epilepsy has been assessed primarily with self-report measures. In the current work, we investigated pre- to postoperative changes in various dimensions of personality and behavior from the perspective of a well-known family member or friend for 27 patients operated on for medically intractable epilepsy. METHODS: For each patient, a close family member or friend ("informant") provided pre- and postoperative ratings on five dimensions of personality and behavior...
February 23, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210824/ultrasound-palpation-for-fast-in-situ-quantification-of-articular-cartilage-stiffness-thickness-and-relaxation-capacity
#18
M Schöne, R M Schulz, H Tzschätzsch, P Varga, K Raum
Most current cartilage testing devices require the preparation of excised samples and therefore do not allow intra-operative application for diagnostic purposes. The gold standard during open or arthroscopic surgery is still the subjective perception of manual palpation. This work presents a new diagnostic method of ultrasound palpation (USP) to acquire applied stress and strain data during manual palpation of articular cartilage. With the proposed method, we obtain cartilage thickness and stiffness. Moreover, repeated palpations allow the quantification of relaxation effects...
February 16, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210404/infraorbital-nerve-decompression-for-infraorbital-neuralgia-causalgia-following-blowout-orbital-fractures-a-case-series
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Bijan Beigi, Mazda Beigi, Nuwan Niyadurupola, Manuel Saldana, Nabil El-Hindy, Deepak Gupta
The purpose of this study was to present the management of a series of patients referred with infraorbital nerve paraesthesia that developed after insignificant orbital floor fracture without diplopia or exophthalmos, and that did not require initial surgical repair. This is a retrospective interventional case series. The main outcome and measures were assessment of preoperative symptoms including neuralgia and sensory symptoms; review of periorbital computed tomography (CT) scans; and assessment of postoperative effects of surgery for infraorbital nerve decompression...
March 2017: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209414/barriers-and-facilitators-to-the-implementation-of-evidence-based-practice-by-pediatric-surgeons
#20
Katrina J Sullivan, Carolyn Wayne, Andrea M Patey, Ahmed Nasr
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Evidence-based practice (EBP) has been identified as a foundation of mainstream medical practice, yet pediatric surgery has been slow in the acceptance and implementation of EBP. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews of 14 pediatric surgeons were conducted to determine barriers and facilitators to EBP. Resulting data were analyzed using a systematic 3-step approached of coding, generation of specific beliefs, and identification of domains relevant to practice change...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
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