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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331929/confirmation-of-longer-fix-activity-half-life-with-prolonged-sample-collection-after-single-doses-of-nonacog-alfa-in-patients-with-haemophilia-b
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Baolai Hua, Runhui Wu, FeiFei Sun, Binyu Luo, Christine Alvey, Robert Labadie, Peng Roger Qu, Joan M Korth-Bradley, Pablo Rendo
A multicentre, single-dose study enrolled 12 previously treated patients with moderately severe to severe (factor IX [FIX] levels ≤2 IU/dl) haemophilia B to assess FIX pharmacokinetics after nonacog alfa administration and to evaluate the impact of length of sampling time on half-life (t½). After refraining from FIX replacement for four days, patients received 50 IU/kg as an intravenous (IV) infusion over 10 minutes. Blood samples were collected predose and 0.25, 0.5, 1, 3, 6, 9, 24, 50, 72, and 96 h post dose...
March 23, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326985/book-review-driving-simulation-for-assessment-intervention-and-training-a-guide-for-occupational-therapy-and-health-care-professionals-by-classen-s-ed-classen-s-ed-2017-driving-simulation-for-assessment-intervention-and-training-a-guide-for-occupational-therapy
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324110/effects-of-metreleptin-in-pediatric-patients-with-lipodystrophy
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Rebecca J Brown, Cristina Adelia Meehan, Elaine Cochran, Kristina I Rother, David E Kleiner, Mary Walter, Phillip Gorden
Context: Lipodystrophy syndromes are rare disorders of deficient adipose tissue. Metreleptin, a human analog of leptin, improved metabolic abnormalities in mixed cohorts of leptin-deficient children and adults with lipodystrophy. Objective: Determine effects of metreleptin on diabetes, hyperlipidemia, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), growth, and puberty in leptin-deficient pediatric patients with lipodystrophy. Design: Prospective, single-arm, open-label studies with continuous enrollment since 2000...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296267/can-noninvasive-follicular-thyroid-neoplasm-with-papillary-like-nuclear-features-be-distinguished-from-classic-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-and-follicular-adenomas-by-fine-needle-aspiration
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Tamar C Brandler, Fang Zhou, Cheng Z Liu, Margaret Cho, Ryan P Lau, Aylin Simsir, Kepal N Patel, Wei Sun
BACKGROUND: Noninvasive encapsulated follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma, a diagnosis implying malignancy as a variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), has recently been reclassified to noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP) on surgical pathology. Due to the effects of such a recategorization on rate of malignancy and clinical management algorithms, it is imperative that we explore whether presurgical fine-needle aspiration can differentiate NIFTP from PTC and follicular adenoma (FA)...
March 10, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291620/pacing-in-congenital-heart-disease-a-four-decade-experience-in-a-single-tertiary-centre
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Disha Midha, Zhong Chen, David G Jones, Howell J Williams, Karen Lascelles, Julian Jarman, Jonathan Clague, Janice Till, Konstatinos Dimopoulos, Sonya V Babu-Narayan, Vias Markides, Michael A Gatzoulis, Tom Wong
BACKGROUND: The increased risk of brady- and tachy-arrhythmias in the congenital heart disease (CHD) population means that cardiac rhythm management devices are often required at an early age and expose patients to device-related complications. The present study drew upon four decades of experience at a tertiary adult congenital heart disease ACHD center and aimed to investigate the indication for cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) and predictors of late device-related complication requiring re-intervention...
March 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290972/malignant-hyperthermia-susceptibility-and-fitness-for-duty
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Michael A Lee, Erin B McGlinch, Maria C McGlinch, John F Capacchione
INTRODUCTION: Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is an inherited hypermetabolic condition characterized by uncontrolled calcium release from the sarcoplasmic reticulum of skeletal muscle, usually from exposure to inhaled general anesthetics and/or the depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent succinylcholine. Multiple case reports now reveal that crises may be precipitated by environmental factors such as exercise or high ambient temperatures. Common signs of an MH crisis include life-threatening hyperthermia, metabolic acidosis, muscle rigidity, and tachycardia...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283790/a-retrospective-study-of-ultrasound-and-fna-cytology-investigation-of-thyroid-nodules-working-towards-combined-risk-stratification
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Zi Wei Liu, Richard Fox, Samit Unadkat, Roy Farrell
The British Thyroid Association recommended in new guidelines on thyroid cancer treatment [Kwak et al. (Korean J Radiol 14:110-117, 2013)] that ultrasound grading of thyroid nodules should be incorporated into MDT management. A retrospective study was carried out to determine that the impact of US grading has had on MDT decision making in practice. The design used in the study is a retrospective review of case notes. The study was carried out in the hub hospital for thyroid cancer in the North west London Cancer network...
March 10, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280507/fine-needle-aspiration-of-thyroid-nodules-using-the-bethesda-system-for-reporting-thyroid-cytopathology-an-institutional-experience-in-a-rural-setting
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Aili Guo, Yuuki Kaminoh, Terra Forward, Frank L Schwartz, Scott Jenkinson
Background. Fine needle aspiration (FNA) remains the first-line diagnostic in management of thyroid nodules and reduces unnecessary surgeries. However, it is still challenging since cytological results are not always straightforward. This study aimed to examine the results of thyroid FNA using the Bethesda system for reporting thyroid cytopathology (TBSRTC) to establish the level of accuracy of FNA procedures in a rural practice setting. Method. A retrospective chart review was conducted on existing thyroid FNA performed in a referral endocrine center between December 2011 and November 2015...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275462/highlights-from-the-third-biennial-strategies-for-an-hiv-cure-meeting-14-16-november-2016-bethesda-md-usa
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EDITORIAL
Diane Lawrence, Lillian Kuo, Elizabeth Church, Betty Poon, Stephen Smiley, Brigitte Sanders-Beer, Liza Dawson, Karl Salzwedel
Since the first Strategies for an HIV Cure Meeting organised by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in 2012, one of the primary purposes of the meeting has been to facilitate communication and foster collaboration across the NIAID-funded Martin Delaney Collaboratories for HIV cure research (MDC), the broader HIV cure-related research field, and industry and community stakeholders. This year's meeting agenda reflected NIAID's increasing investment over the last 5 years in research to identify strategies for eradicating or achieving long-term remission of HIV infection...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Virus Eradication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263216/incidental-99m-tc-hdp-uptake-in-a-dominant-thyroid-nodule-on-bone-scan
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Deepa Shetty, Grace Yung, Roberto Russo, Robert Mansberg
A 67-year-old woman was referred for a bone scan for evaluation of increasing serum alkaline phosphatase levels. Bone scan revealed no abnormal uptake in the skeleton. However, intense hypervascularity and delayed tracer uptake were incidentally identified in an enlarged right thyroid gland. A thyroid scintigraphy, contrast-enhanced CT of the neck, and sonographic evaluation of the abnormality were subsequently organized to characterize the lesion. An ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration revealed a benign follicular pattern (Bethesda II), and histopathology of the right hemithyroidectomy confirmed a dominant nodule within a nodular goiter...
March 3, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258811/human-and-swine-dental-pulp-stem-cells-form-a-vascularlike-network-after-angiogenic-differentiation-in-comparison-with-endothelial-cells-a-quantitative-analysis
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Hacer Aksel, George T-J Huang
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to quantify vascular network formation capacity after angiogenic induction of human and swine dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) in comparison with endothelial cells. METHODS: Primary human DPSCs or swine DPSCs were induced in endothelial growth medium for 7 days. The expression of the endothelial marker von Willebrand factor was determined by immunostaining. Induced DPSCs (iDPSCs) and noninduced DPSCs (niDPSCs) were seeded at different cell numbers onto Matrigel (BD Biosciences, San Jose, CA) for vascular network formation assays and analyzed after 4, 8, 12, and 18 hours in comparison with human microvascular endothelial cells (hMECs)...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251273/clinico-pathological-correlation-of-thyroid-nodule-ultrasound-and-cytology-using-the-tirads-and-bethesda-classifications
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R M Singaporewalla, J Hwee, T U Lang, V Desai
BACKGROUND: Clinico-pathological correlation of thyroid nodules is not routinely performed as until recently there was no objective classification system for reporting thyroid nodules on ultrasound. We compared the Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System (TIRADS) of classifying thyroid nodules on ultrasound with the findings on fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) reported using the Bethesda System. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 100 consecutive cases over 1 year (Jan-Dec 2015) was performed comparing single-surgeon-performed bedside thyroid nodule ultrasound findings based on the TIRADS classification to the FNAC report based on the Bethesda Classification...
March 1, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247516/introduction-of-liquid-based-cytology-and-human-papillomavirus-testing-in-cervical-cancer-screening-in-luxembourg
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Ardashel Latsuzbaia, Gaëtan Hebette, Marc Fischer, Marc Arbyn, Steven Weyers, Philippe Vielh, Fernando Schmitt, Joël Mossong
BACKGROUND: In 2014, liquid-based cytology with HPV triage replaced conventional cytology. The aim of our study was to compare conventional and liquid-based cytology (LBC), estimate the prevalence of abnormal cervical cytology and high risk HPV (hrHPV) infection and their correlation, among screened women in Luxembourg. METHODS: Between the first January 2013 and 31st December 2015, 315,868 cervical samples from 150,815 women (mean age 42.2 years) were investigated by the national cytology laboratory...
March 1, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242987/renal-metastasis-and-dual-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-and-131-i-avid-skeletal-metastasis-in-a-patient-with-papillary-thyroid-cancer
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Prashanth Kulkarni, Pobbi Setty Radhakrishna Gupta Rekha, Meghana Prabhu, Sunil Hejjaji Venkataramarao, Nalini Raju, Naveen Hedne Chandrasekhar, Subramanian Kannan
Differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) though usually behaves in an indolent manner, can have unusual metastatic presentation. Initial presentation of metastatic disease has been reported in 1-12% of DTC being less frequent in papillary (~2%) than in follicular (~10%) thyroid carcinoma. Renal metastasis from DTC is very rare. To our knowledge, only about 30 cases have been reported in the English literature to date. To make clinicians aware that management of such high-risk thyroid cancer frequently requires novel multimodality imaging and therapeutic techniques...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229539/appetite-self-regulation-environmental-and-policy-influences-on-eating-behaviors
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Marlene B Schwartz, David R Just, Jamie F Chriqui, Alice S Ammerman
OBJECTIVE: Appetite regulation is influenced by the environment, and the environment is shaped by food-related policies. This review summarizes the environment and policy research portion of an NIH Workshop (Bethesda, MD, 2015) titled "Self-Regulation of Appetite-It's Complicated." METHODS: In this paper, we begin by making the case for why policy is an important tool in efforts to improve nutrition, and we introduce an ecological framework that illustrates the multiple layers that influence what people eat...
March 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229538/biological-control-of-appetite-a-daunting-complexity
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Paul S MacLean, John E Blundell, Julie A Mennella, Rachel L Batterham
OBJECTIVE: This review summarizes a portion of the discussions of an NIH Workshop (Bethesda, MD, 2015) titled "Self-Regulation of Appetite-It's Complicated," which focused on the biological aspects of appetite regulation. METHODS: This review summarizes the key biological inputs of appetite regulation and their implications for body weight regulation. RESULTS: These discussions offer an update of the long-held, rigid perspective of an "adipocentric" biological control, taking a broader view that also includes important inputs from the digestive tract, from lean mass, and from the chemical sensory systems underlying taste and smell...
March 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224944/managing-ckd-by-telemedicine-the-zuni-telenephrology-clinic
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REVIEW
Andrew S Narva, Gayle Romancito, Thomas Faber, Michael E Steele, Kenneth M Kempner
Telemedicine has significant potential to extend nephrology consultation to rural and isolated communities. We describe a telenephrology clinic that has delivered ongoing consultative care from a nephrologist based at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, to the Zuni Comprehensive Health Center in western New Mexico. Over the past 9 years, the clinic has conducted 1870 patient visits managing patients using a collaborative approach engaging a nurse case manager, nephrologist, primary clinicians, pharmacists, and community health nurses...
January 2017: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223197/bethesda-category-iii-iv-and-v-thyroid-nodules-can-nodule-size-help-predict-malignancy
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Colleen M Kiernan, Carmen C Solórzano
BACKGROUND: The association of tumor size with malignancy in thyroid nodules with indeterminate cytology (atypia of undetermined significance [AUS]/follicular lesion of undetermined significance [FLUS], suspicious for follicular neoplasm [SFN]/Hürthle cell neoplasm [HCN], and suspicious for malignancy [SM]) has not been clearly studied. STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively identified 1,104, patients who underwent thyroid FNA and subsequent thyroidectomy. Patients with indeterminate cytology were reviewed...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217980/reproducibility-of-atypia-of-undetermined-significance-follicular-lesion-of-undetermined-significance-category-using-the-bethesda-system-for-reporting-thyroid-cytology-when-reviewing-slides-from-different-institutions-a-study-of-interobserver-variability-among
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Vijayalakshmi Padmanabhan, Carrie B Marshall, Guliz Akdas Barkan, Mohiedean Ghofrani, Alice Laser, Idris Tolgay Ocal, Charles David Sturgis, Rhona Souers, Daniel F I Kurtycz
BACKGROUND: The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology (TBSRTC) offers a six-tiered diagnostic scheme for thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA): Benign, Atypia of Undetermined Significance/Follicular Lesion of Undetermined Significance (AUS/FLUS), suspicious for follicular neoplasm, suspicious for malignancy, malignant, and unsatisfactory with an aim to standardize diagnostic criteria. Reported rate of AUS/FLUS category in the literature has varied from 3% to 20.5%. METHODS: The aim of this study was to assess interobserver variability among cytopathologists to assess reproducibility of the AUS/FLUS category...
February 20, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215195/tetanus-a-potential-public-health-threat-in-times-of-disaster
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Paige Finkelstein, Laura Teisch, Casey J Allen, Gabriel Ruiz
BACKGROUND: Tetanus is a potentially fatal condition that is rare in urban environments but is seen in developing countries and post-natural-disaster. Therefore, the purpose of this report was to review the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and management of tetanus in the trauma patient. METHODS: A thorough literature review was conducted to look for the most current and thorough guidelines on the prophylaxis and treatment of tetanus. PUBMED (National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Institutes of Health; Bethesda, Maryland USA), MEDLINE (US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health; Bethesda, Maryland USA), and Cochrane Library (The Cochrane Collaboration; Oxford, United Kingdom) databases were searched for articles in English, published from 2005 to 2015, using the keywords "Tetanus," "Trauma/Surgery," and "Disaster...
February 20, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
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