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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343376/ruthenium-106-brachytherapy-with-or-without-additional-local-therapy-showed-favorable-outcome-for-variable-sized-choroidal-melanomas-in-korean-patients
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Yeona Cho, Jee Suk Chang, Jin Sook Yoon, Sung Chul Lee, Yong Bae Kim, Joo Ho Kim, Ki Chang Keum
Purpose: To report clinical outcomes of ruthenium-106 (Ru-106) brachytherapy with or without additional local therapy for choroidal melanomas in Korean patients. Materials and Methods: A total of 88 patients diagnosed with choroidal melanomas were treated with Ru-106 brachytherapy between 2006 and 2012. Patients were divided into two groups according to their tumor height: a large group (≥6 mm, n=50) and a small group (<6 mm, n=38). Most patients in the large group received combined therapy with local excision and/or transpupillary thermotherapy...
March 24, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343337/trismus-following-different-treatment-modalities-for-head-and-neck-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-subjective-measures
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REVIEW
Sook Y Loh, Robert W J Mcleod, Hassan A Elhassan
The aim of this review was to compare systematically the subjective measure of trismus between different interventions to treat head and neck cancer, particularly those of the oropharynx. Using The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) Guidelines, Six databases were searched for the text using various terms which include "oropharyngeal/head and neck cancer", "trismus/mouth opening" and the various treatment modalities. Included in the review were clinical studies (> or =10 patients)...
March 25, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343292/psychometric-validation-of-the-heart-failure-caregiver-questionnaire-hf-cq-%C3%A2
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Anna Strömberg, Nicola Bonner, Laura Grant, Bryan Bennett, Misook L Chung, Tiny Jaarsma, Marie Louise Luttik, Eldrin F Lewis, Frederico Calado, Celine Deschaseaux
BACKGROUND: The Heart Failure Caregiver Questionnaire (HF-CQ(®)) was developed to assess subjective outcomes of heart failure caregivers. The HF-CQ(®) comprises 21 questions on three domains, namely physical, emotional/psychological and lifestyle. The objective of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the HF-CQ(®). METHODS: Patients (n = 150) with heart failure and their primary caregivers (n = 150) were recruited from 11 sites in USA...
March 25, 2017: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343198/-why-ovarian-cancer-cells-escape-from-immune-surveillance
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Iwona Wertel, Karolina Okła, Justyna Surówka, Monika Bilska, Grzegorz Polak, Wiesława Bednarek, Jan Kotarski
Ovarian cancer is a malignancy of high mortality rates. In respect of the number of deaths caused by cancers it occupies the fourth place among women in Poland. Recent studies are focusing on the role of immune system in ovarian cancer pathogenesis. It has been reported that immune response against ovarian cancer cells may be inhibited by a number of immunosuppressive mechanisms active in cancer microenvironment. It causes difficulties in recognizing and destroying cancer cells by immune system which leads to the development of immune tolerance and is associated with a low efficacy of standard therapeutic strategies...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343045/cervical-disc-arthroplasty-do-conflicts-of-interest-influence-the-outcome-of-clinical-studies
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REVIEW
Ankur S Narain, Fady Y Hijji, Kelly H Yom, Krishna T Kudaravalli, Kern Singh
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) is an emerging technique for the treatment of cervical degenerative disease. Multiple studies have investigated the outcomes of CDA, particularly in comparison to cervical arthrodesis techniques such as anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). As many entities have financial interests in CDA implants, it is imperative to consider the influence of conflicts of interest on the results of studies investigating the efficacy of CDA...
March 22, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342990/telephone-adapted-mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-tmbsr-for-patients-awaiting-kidney-transplantation
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Cynthia R Gross, Maryanne Reilly-Spong, Taehwan Park, Ruizhi Zhao, Olga V Gurvich, Hassan N Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: Patients with progressive kidney disease experience increasing physiologic and psychosocial stressors and declining health-related quality of life (HRQOL). METHODS: We conducted a randomized, active-controlled, open-label trial to test whether a Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program delivered in a novel workshop-teleconference format would reduce symptoms and improve HRQOL in patients awaiting kidney transplantation. Sixty-three transplant candidates were randomized to one of two arms: i) telephone-adapted MBSR (tMBSR, an 8-week program of meditation and yoga); or ii) a telephone-based support group (tSupport)...
March 22, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342989/patient-engagement-and-study-design-of-prop-up-a-multi-site-patient-centered-prospective-observational-study-of-patients-undergoing-hepatitis-c-treatment
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Donna M Evon, Carol E Golin, Paul Stewart, Michael W Fried, Shani Alston, Bryce Reeve, Anna S Lok, Richard K Sterling, Joseph K Lim, Nancy Reau, Souvik Sarkar, David R Nelson, K Rajender Reddy, Adrian M Di Bisceglie
BACKGROUND: New highly efficacious direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapies are available to treat chronic hepatitis C viral (HCV) infection. Real-world, patient-centered data on harms and benefits associated with these therapies are needed. METHODS: PROP UP is a multi-center prospective observational study that plans to enroll 1600 patients starting treatment with recently-approved DAA regimens. Informed by extensive input from a HCV patient engagement group who prioritized outcomes most important to them, patient-reported outcomes will be characterized using surveys at five time points: Baseline (T1), treatment week 4 (T2), end of treatment (T3), 12weeks post-treatment (T4), 12months post-treatment (T5)...
March 22, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342936/clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-panurothelial-carcinoma-treated-with-radical-nephroureterectomy-following-cystectomy-for-metachronous-recurrence
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Qiang Li, Melissa Assel, Eugene Pietzak, Aditya Bagrodia, Eugene Cha, Guido Dalbagni, Jonathan Coleman
PURPOSE: We report pathologic, functional, and oncologic outcomes in patients treated with radical nephroureterectomy following radical cystectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified patients who underwent radical cystectomy then radical nephroureterectomy for metachronous urothelial recurrence at our institution between January 1995 and December 2014. Univariable Cox regression was used to assess the association between overall survival and age, grade, stage, lymph node metastasis, and radiographic findings...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342935/interpreting-patient-reported-urinary-and-sexual-function-outcomes-across-multiple-validated-instruments
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Emily A Vertosick, Andrew J Vickers, Janet E Cowan, Jeanette M Broering, Peter R Carroll, Matthew R Cooperberg
INTRODUCTION: Comparing patient-reported outcomes such as urinary and erectile function across institutions is critical for prostate cancer research and quality assurance. Such comparisons are complicated by the use of different questionnaires. We aimed to develop a method to convert scores between four commonly used instruments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patient-reported data on urinary and sexual function were collected from 1,284 men with localized prostate cancer using the Expanded Prostate Index Composite (EPIC-26), UCLA Prostate Cancer Index (PCI), Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM) and International Prostate Symptom Scale (IPSS) questionnaires...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342907/active-placebo-control-groups-of-pharmacological-interventions-were-rarely-used-but-merited-serious-consideration-a-methodological-overview
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Jakob Solgaard Jensen, Andreas Ørsted Bielefeldt, Asbjørn Hróbjartsson
OBJECTIVES: Active placebos are control interventions that mimic the side-effects of the experimental interventions in randomised trials and are sometimes used to reduce the risk of unblinding. We wanted to assess how often randomised clinical drug trials implement active placebo control groups; to provide a catalogue, and a characterisation, of such trials; and to analyse methodological arguments for and against use of active placebo. STUDY DESIGN: An overview consisting of three thematically linked sub-studies...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342903/structural-equation-modeling-based-effect-size-indices-were-used-to-evaluate-and-interpret-the-impact-of-response-shift-effects
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M G E Verdam, F J Oort, M A G Sprangers
OBJECTIVE: The investigation of response shift in patient-reported outcomes (PROs) is important in both clinical practice and research. Insight into the presence and strength of response shift effects is necessary for a valid interpretation of change. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: When response shift is investigated through structural equation modeling (SEM), observed change can be decomposed into: 1) change due to recalibration response shift, 2) change due to reprioritization and/or reconceptualization response shift, and 3) change due to change in the construct of interest...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342829/effects-of-peer-mentoring-on-self-efficacy-and-hospital-readmission-following-inpatient-rehabilitation-of-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injury-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Julie Gassaway, Michael L Jones, W Mark Sweatman, Minna Hong, Peter Anziano, Karen DeVault
OBJECTIVE: Investigate the effect of intensive peer mentoring on patient reported outcomes of self-efficacy and unplanned hospital readmissions for persons with spinal cord injury/disease (SCI/D) within the first 6 months after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial; SETTING: Non-profit inpatient rehabilitation hospital specializing in care of persons with SCI/D and brain injury PARTICIPANTS: 158 patients admitted to the SCI rehabilitation program whose discharge location was a community setting...
March 22, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342731/preferred-management-of-primary-deep-arm-vein-thrombosis
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REVIEW
F J Vazquez, P Paulin, D Poodts, E Gándara
OBJECTIVE: Given its rarity, the management of primary upper extremity deep vein thrombosis is controversial. Although anticoagulation alone is commonly advocated for its treatment, it is unclear if this will reduce the risk of developing post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS). The aim of this "Evidence Driven" Clinical Scenario is to evaluate whether more aggressive treatments (including catheter directed thrombolysis or surgery) might help reduce the risk of PTS or recurrent venous thromboembolism in patients with primary upper extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT)...
March 22, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342716/immediate-postpartum-intrauterine-device-and-implant-program-outcomes-a-prospective-analysis
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Jennifer L Eggebroten, Jessica N Sanders, David K Turok
BACKGROUND: In-hospital placement of intrauterine devices (IUD) and contraceptive implants following vaginal and cesarean delivery is increasingly popular and responds to maternal motivation for highly effective postpartum contraception. Immediate postpartum IUD insertion is associated with higher expulsion than interval placement, but emerging evidence suggests that the LNG IUD may have a higher expulsion rate than the Cu IUD. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated in-hospital provision, expulsion and six month continuation of immediate postpartum copper T380 IUDs (Cu IUD), levonorgestrel (LNG) IUDs, and contraceptive implants...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342700/nicotine-replacement-therapy-in-patients-with-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-systematic-review-of-the-literature-and-survey-of-canadian-practice
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REVIEW
Ricky D Turgeon, Stephano J Chang, Charlotte Dandurand, Peter A Gooderham, Camille Hunt
Tobacco smoke increases the risk of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), as well as complications such as vasospasm. Most patients presenting with aneurysmal SAH smoke, and many survivors continue to smoke after discharge. Neurosurgeons often hesitate to use nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) during hospitalization of patients with SAH due to concerns of inducing vasospasm. We aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy, and patterns of use of NRT in smokers hospitalized for SAH. We performed a systematic review of MEDLINE, CENTRAL, Embase, and unpublished sources of literature to October 2016 for randomized and observational studies comparing exposure to non-exposure of smoking cessation products in the acute phase of aneurysmal SAH...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342668/the-herd-effects-of-infant-pcv7-pcv13-sequential-implementation-on-adult-invasive-pneumococcal-disease-six-years-post-implementation-a-nationwide-study-in-israel
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Gili Regev-Yochay, Michal Katzir, Jacob Strahilevitz, Galia Rahav, Talya Finn, Dan Miron, Yasmin Maor, Bibiana Chazan, Yehudith Schindler, Ron Dagan
BACKGROUND: Introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) has nearly eliminated vaccine-type (VT) invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) in children, yet the reported resulting reduction of adult IPD is variable. We present the indirect impact of sequential PCV7/PCV13 implementation in Israel on adult IPD. METHODS: An ongoing nationwide active surveillance was initiated on July 2009 when PCV7 was implemented (with Catch-up). PCV7 was gradually replaced by PCV13 since November 2010...
March 22, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342523/early-experience-with-a-modified-preloaded-system-for-fenestrated-endovascular-aortic-repair
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Blandine Maurel, Tim Resch, Rafaelle Spear, Blayne Roeder, Umberto M Bracale, Stephan Haulon, Tara M Mastracci
OBJECTIVE: Preloaded endovascular delivery systems expand the anatomic eligibility for complex aortic repair by requiring only one iliac access vessel and providing a stable platform for guiding sheaths into challenging target vessels. This article reports the lessons learned and early clinical outcomes using a modified preloaded delivery system for fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) in three aortic centers in Europe. METHODS: From October 2015 to March 2016, consecutive patients presenting with extensive aortic aneurysm treated with a modified preloaded FEVAR were prospectively enrolled from three high volume European aortic centers...
April 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342521/endovascular-management-of-chronic-symptomatic-aortic-dissection-with-the-streamliner-multilayer-flow-modulator-twelve-month-outcomes-from-the-global-registry
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Sherif Sultan, Edel P Kavanagh, Florian Stefanov, Mohamed Sultan, Ala Elhelali, Victor Costache, Edward Diethrich, Niamh Hynes
OBJECTIVE: Reported are initial 12-month outcomes of patients with chronic symptomatic aortic dissection managed by the Streamliner Multilayer Flow Modulator (SMFM; Cardiatis, Isnes, Belgium). Primary end points were freedom from rupture- and aortic-related death, and reduction in false lumen index. Secondary end points were patency of great vessels and visceral branches, and freedom of stroke, paraplegia, and renal failure. METHODS: Out of 876 SMFM implanted globally, we have knowledge of 542...
April 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342452/contribution-of-genetic-factors-to-platinum-based-chemotherapy-sensitivity-and-prognosis-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Cristina Pérez-Ramírez, Marisa Cañadas-Garre, Miguel Ángel Molina, Ana I Robles, María José Faus-Dáder, Miguel Ángel Calleja-Hernández
Although platinum-based chemotherapy remains the standard treatment for advanced NSCLC patients, clinical outcomes are poor and most patients develop high-grade toxicities. Genetic factors, such as single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) involved in platinum pharmacodynamics, metabolism and mechanism of action, may account for inter-individual differences shown in effectiveness and toxicity. Polymorphisms in genes involved in DNA repair and others such as PI3K/PTEN/AKT and TGF-β pathways have been demonstrated to be associated with response, survival and toxicity in advanced NSCLC patients treated with platinum-based chemotherapy...
January 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342391/bartholin-gland-abscess-during-pregnancy-report-on-40-patients
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J Boujenah, S N V Le, A Benbara, A Bricou, R Murtada, L Carbillon
OBJECTIVE(S): To study the clinical and bacterial characteristic of Bartholin gland abscesses during pregnancy and the obstetric and neonatal outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of all patients with surgical treatment of Bartholin gland abscesses between 2004 and 2015 in our university center. Clinical and bacterial characteristics between pregnant and non-pregnant women were compared. RESULTS: During the period study, 156 patients were included (40 pregnant and 116 non pregnant)...
March 9, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
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