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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549819/rivaroxaban-for-stroke-prevention-in-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-and-active-cancer
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Eva S Laube, Anthony Yu, Dipti Gupta, Yimei Miao, Patrick Samedy, Jonathan Wills, Stephen Harnicar, Gerald A Soff, Simon Mantha
Rivaroxaban is broadly used for the primary prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in the general population with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF). However, there is little published evidence on the safety and efficacy of rivaroxaban for AF in patients with active cancer. The aim of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of rivaroxaban in patients with active cancer and AF. The use of rivaroxaban in patients with cancer at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is monitored in the setting of a Quality Assessment Initiative...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544651/genetic-determination-of-body-fat-distribution-and-the-attributive-influence-on-metabolism
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Ellen Fehlert, Róbert Wagner, Caroline Ketterer, Anja Böhm, Jürgen Machann, Louise Fritsche, Fausto Machicao, Fritz Schick, Harald Staiger, Norbert Stefan, Hans-Ulrich Häring, Andreas Fritsche, Martin Heni
OBJECTIVE: Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with estimates of body fat distribution. Using predefined risk allele scores, the correlation of these scores with precisely quantified body fat distribution assessed by magnetic resonance (MR) imaging techniques and with metabolic traits was investigated. METHODS: Data from 4,944 MR scans from 915 subjects of European ancestry were analyzed. Body fat distribution was determined by MR imaging and liver fat content by (1) H-MR spectroscopy...
May 25, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535106/value-tools-in-managed-care-decision-making-current-hurdles-and-future-opportunities
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Jeremy Schafer, Dominic Galante, Jason Shafrin
BACKGROUND: Organizations such as the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Institute for Clinical and Economic Review, and Memorial Sloan Kettering have created distinct tools to help different stakeholders assess the value of oncology treatments. However, the oncology value tools were not necessarily created for payers, and it is unclear whether payers are using these tools as part of their drug management process. OBJECTIVE: To understand what value tools payers are using in oncology management and what benefits and shortcomings the tools may have from the payer perspective...
June 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535102/why-value-framework-assessments-arrive-at-different-conclusions-a-multiple-myeloma-case-study
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Kimberly Westrich, Lisabeth Buelt, Robert W Dubois
As the United States transitions from a volume-based health care system to one that rewards value, new frameworks are emerging to help patients, providers, and payers assess the value of medical services and biopharmaceutical products. These value assessment frameworks are intended to support various types of health care decision making. They have the potential to substantially affect patients, whether as tools for shared decision making with their doctors, as an input to care pathways used by providers, or through payer use of the frameworks to make coverage or reimbursement decisions...
June 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531646/lifetime-presence-of-psychotic-symptoms-in-bipolar-disorder-is-associated-with-less-favorable-socio-demographic-and-certain-clinical-features
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Bernardo Dell'Osso, Giulia Camuri, Laura Cremaschi, Cristina Dobrea, Massimiliano Buoli, Terence A Ketter, A Carlo Altamura
BACKGROUND: The presence of psychotic symptoms in bipolar disorder (BD) is considered a feature of higher severity of illness and, in particular, of manic episodes in bipolar I disorder (BD I). However, the possibility to apply the "with psychotic features" specifier to major depressive episodes in either bipolar II disorder (BD II) or BD I highlights the need for additional research in this area. METHODS: The present study assessed the lifetime presence of psychotic symptoms and related socio-demographic and clinical features in a large sample of BD patients (N=360), with (BDPs, N=207) and without a lifetime history of psychosis (BDNPs, N=153)...
April 21, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526081/comprehensive-detection-of-germline-variants-by-msk-impact-a-clinical-diagnostic-platform-for-solid-tumor-molecular-oncology-and-concurrent-cancer-predisposition-testing
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Donavan T Cheng, Meera Prasad, Yvonne Chekaluk, Ryma Benayed, Justyna Sadowska, Ahmet Zehir, Aijazuddin Syed, Yan Elsa Wang, Joshua Somar, Yirong Li, Zarina Yelskaya, Donna Wong, Mark E Robson, Kenneth Offit, Michael F Berger, Khedoudja Nafa, Marc Ladanyi, Liying Zhang
BACKGROUND: The growing number of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) tests is transforming the routine clinical diagnosis of hereditary cancers. Identifying whether a cancer is the result of an underlying disease-causing mutation in a cancer predisposition gene is not only diagnostic for a cancer predisposition syndrome, but also has significant clinical implications in the clinical management of patients and their families. METHODS: Here, we evaluated the performance of MSK-IMPACT (Memorial Sloan Kettering-Integrated Mutation Profiling of Actionable Cancer Targets) in detecting genetic alterations in 76 genes implicated in cancer predisposition syndromes...
May 19, 2017: BMC Medical Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522011/vaccination-with-a-live-attenuated-acinetobacter-baumannii-deficient-in-thioredoxin-provides-protection-against-systemic-acinetobacter-infection
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Sarah Ainsworth, Patrick M Ketter, Jieh-Juen Yu, Rose C Grimm, Holly C May, Andrew P Cap, James P Chambers, M Neal Guentzel, Bernard P Arulanandam
Multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MDR-Ab), an opportunistic pathogen associated with nosocomial and combat related infections, has a high mortality due to its virulence and limited treatment options. Deletion of the thioredoxin gene (TrxA) from a clinical isolate of MDR-Ab resulted in a 100-fold increase in 50% lethal dose (LD50) in a systemic challenge murine model. Thus, we investigated the potential use of this attenuated strain as a live vaccine against MDR-Ab. Mice were vaccinated by subcutaneous (s...
May 15, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521783/association-of-post-treatment-hypoalbuminemia-and-survival-in-chinese-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Wen Cai, Jin Zhang, Yonghui Chen, Wen Kong, Yiran Huang, Jiwei Huang, Lixin Zhou
BACKGROUND: Hypoalbuminemia adversely affects the clinical outcomes of various cancers. The purpose of this study was to estimate the prognostic value of hypoalbuminemia 3-5 weeks after treatment in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) who received sorafenib or sunitinib as first-line treatment. METHODS: In this single-center, retrospective study, we assessed the progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) of 184 mRCC patients who received first-line sorafenib or sunitinib treatment...
May 18, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515920/predictive-value-of-the-modified-glasgow-prognostic-score-for-the-therapeutic-effects-of-molecular-targeted-drugs-on-advanced-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Hirofumi Ohmura, Keita Uchino, Tatsuhiro Kajitani, Naotaka Sakamoto, Eishi Baba
Inflammation is considered to be a prognostic factor for renal cell carcinoma (RCC). An inflammation-based prognostic score (modified Glasgow Prognostic Score; mGPS) is widely used for preoperative patients; however, little information is available regarding its prognostic value in patients with RCC treated with molecular-targeted drugs. A total of 32 advanced and recurrent RCC patients initially treated with molecular-targeted drugs from October, 2009 to August, 2015 were retrospectively investigated. Information on patient characteristics prior to treatment initiation and the clinical course were retrieved from clinical records...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511883/a-prostate-cancer-nimbosus-genomic-instability-and-schlap1-dysregulation-underpin-aggression-of-intraductal-and-cribriform-subpathologies
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Melvin L K Chua, Winnie Lo, Melania Pintilie, Jure Murgic, Emilie Lalonde, Vinayak Bhandari, Osman Mahamud, Anuradha Gopalan, Charlotte F Kweldam, Geert J L H van Leenders, Esther I Verhoef, Agnes Marije Hoogland, Julie Livingstone, Alejandro Berlin, Alan Dal Pra, Alice Meng, Junyan Zhang, Michèle Orain, Valérie Picard, Hélène Hovington, Alain Bergeron, Louis Lacombe, Yves Fradet, Bernard Têtu, Victor E Reuter, Neil Fleshner, Michael Fraser, Paul C Boutros, Theodorus H van der Kwast, Robert G Bristow
BACKGROUND: Intraductal carcinoma (IDC) and cribriform architecture (CA) represent unfavorable subpathologies in localized prostate cancer. We recently showed that IDC shares a clonal ancestry with the adjacent glandular adenocarcinoma. OBJECTIVE: We investigated for the co-occurrence of "aggression" factors, genomic instability and hypoxia, and performed gene expression profiling of these tumors. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A total of 1325 men were treated for localized prostate cancer from four academic institutions (University Health Network, CHU de Québec-Université Laval, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center [MSKCC], and Erasmus Medical Center)...
May 13, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500982/abnormal-sleep-duration-associated-with-hastened-depressive-recurrence-in-bipolar-disorder
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Anda Gershon, Dennis Do, Satyanand Satyanarayana, Saloni Shah, Laura D Yuen, Farnaz Hooshmand, Shefali Miller, Po W Wang, Terence A Ketter
BACKGROUND: Abnormal sleep duration (ASD, <6 or ≥9h) is common in bipolar disorder (BD), and often persists beyond acute mood episodes. Few longitudinal studies have examined the ASD's impact upon BD illness course. The current study examined the longitudinal impact of ASD upon bipolar depressive recurrence/recovery. METHODS: Outpatients referred to the Stanford BD Clinic during 2000-2011 were assessed with the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for BD (STEP-BD) Affective Disorders Evaluation at baseline, and with the Clinical Monitoring Form at monthly follow-ups for up to two years of naturalistic treatment...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498821/clinical-significance-of-mskcc-nomogram-on-guiding-the-application-of-touch-imprint-cytology-and-frozen-section-in-intraoperative-assessment-of-breast-sentinel-lymph-nodes
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Lisha Sun, Guanglei Chen, Yizhen Zhou, Lei Zhang, Zining Jin, Weiguang Liu, Guangping Wu, Feng Jin, Kai Li, Bo Chen
The widely practiced intra-operative methods for rapid evaluation and detection of sentinel lymph node (SLN) status include frozen section (FS) and touch imprint cytology (TIC). This study optimized the use of TIC and FS in the intra-operative detection of breast SLNs based on the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) nomogram. Three hundred forty-two SLNs were removed from 79 patients. SLN metastatic probability was assessed by the MSKCC nomogram. The SLNs underwent intra-operative TIC and FS, as well as routine post-operative paraffin sections (RPSs)...
April 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492985/catheter-ablation-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-circumferential-pulmonary-vein-ablation-success-rates-with-and-without-exclusion-of-areas-adjacent-to-the-esophagus
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Klaus Kettering, Dag-Hau Yim, Alexander Benz, Felix Gramley
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation has become the first line of therapy in patients with symptomatic, recurrent, drug-refractory paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Circumferential pulmonary vein ablation is still the standard approach in these patients. The occurrence of an atrioesophageal fistula is a rare but life-threatening complication after such ablation procedures. This is due to the fact that the esophagus does frequently have a very close anatomical relationship to the left or right pulmonary vein ostia...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492924/handheld-reflectance-confocal-microscopy-for-the-detection-of-recurrent-extramammary-paget-disease
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Oriol Yélamos, Brian P Hibler, Miguel Cordova, Travis J Hollmann, Kivanc Kose, Michael A Marchetti, Patricia L Myskowski, Melissa P Pulitzer, Milind Rajadhyaksha, Anthony M Rossi, Manu Jain
Importance: Extramammary Paget disease (EMPD) is commonly refractory to surgical and nonsurgical therapies. Identifying recurrent or persistent EMPD is challenging because the disease is multifocal, and multiple blind scouting biopsies are usually performed in this setting. Handheld reflectance confocal microscopy (HRCM) has been used to diagnose and map primary EMPD and therefore may be used to identify EMPD recurrences. Objective: To evaluate HRCM's diagnostic accuracy in the setting of recurrent or persistent EMPD as well as its potential diagnostic pitfalls...
May 10, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488932/powassan-deer-tick-virus-and-borrelia-burgdorferi-infection-in-wisconsin-tick-populations
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Konstance K Knox, Angela M Thomm, Yvette A Harrington, Ellen Ketter, Jacob M Patitucci, Donald R Carrigan
Powassan/Deer Tick Virus (POWV/DTV) is an emerging cause of arboviral neuroinvasive disease in the upper Midwest. These studies describe the prevalence and geographic distribution of Wisconsin ticks carrying POWV/DTV as well as the high frequency of Ixodes scapularis ticks coinfected with both POWV/DTV and Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease. These findings suggest that concurrent transmission of POWV/DTV and B. Burgdorferi from coinfected ticks is likely to occur in humans.
May 10, 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484518/importance-of-biomarkers-in-glioblastomas-patients-receiving-local-bcnu-wafer-chemotherapy
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Steffi Urbschat, Christoph Sippl, Jana Engelhardt, Kai Kammers, Joachim Oertel, Ralf Ketter
BACKGROUND: To assess the influence of molecular markers with potential prognostic value to groups of patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma patients were examined: group A with 36 patients (surgical resection plus standard combined chemoradiotherapy) and group B with 36 patients (surgical resection, standard combined chemoradiotherapy plus carmustine wafer implantation). Our aim was to determine chromosomal alterations, methylation status of MGMT, p15, and p16 (CDKN2A) in order to analyse the influence on patient survival time as well as radio- and chemotherapy responses...
2017: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480483/lifetime-eating-disorder-comorbidity-associated-with-delayed-depressive-recovery-in-bipolar-disorder
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Danielle R Balzafiore, Natalie L Rasgon, Laura D Yuen, Saloni Shah, Hyun Kim, Kathryn C Goffin, Shefali Miller, Po W Wang, Terence A Ketter
BACKGROUND: Although eating disorders (EDs) are common in bipolar disorder (BD), little is known regarding their longitudinal consequences. We assessed prevalence, clinical correlates, and longitudinal depressive severity in BD patients with vs. without EDs. METHODS: Outpatients referred to Stanford University BD Clinic during 2000-2011 were assessed with the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for BD (STEP-BD) affective disorders evaluation, and while receiving naturalistic treatment for up to 2 years, were monitored with the STEP-BD clinical monitoring form...
December 2017: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476108/diaphragmatic-surgery-and-related-complications-in-primary-cytoreduction-for-advanced-ovarian-tubal-and-peritoneal-carcinoma
#18
Shuang Ye, Tiancong He, Shanhui Liang, Xiaojun Chen, Xiaohua Wu, Huijuan Yang, Libing Xiang
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the procedures and complications of diaphragm peritonectomy (DP) and diaphragm full-thickness resection (DFTR) during primary cytoreduction for advanced stage epithelial ovarian cancer. METHODS: All the patients with epithelial ovarian carcinoma who underwent diaphragm procedures at our institution between January 2009 and August 2015 were identified. Clinicopathological data were retrospectively collected from the patients' medical records...
May 5, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453639/perioperative-morbidity-and-mortality-of-octogenarians-treated-by-radical-cystectomy-a-multi-institutional-retrospective-study-in-japan
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Takashige Abe, Norikata Takada, Hiroshi Kikuchi, Ryuji Matsumoto, Takahiro Osawa, Sachiyo Murai, Naoto Miyajima, Satoru Maruyama, Nobuo Shinohara
Objective: To determine the characteristics of 90-day morbidity and mortality after radical cystectomy in Japanese octogenarians. Methods: A retrospective multi-institutional study. We reviewed the records of 834 patients treated by open radical cystectomy between 1997 and 2010. All complications within 90 days after surgery were sorted into the 11 categories proposed by the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and graded according to the modified Clavien-Dindo system...
April 27, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447159/catheter-ablation-of-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-beneficial-effect-of-a%C3%A2-short-term-adjunctive-amiodarone-therapy-on-the-long-term-outcome
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Klaus Kettering, Felix Gramley
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation has become the first line therapy in patients with symptomatic, recurrent, drug-refractory atrial fibrillation. Circumferential pulmonary vein ablation is still the standard approach in these patients. However, the results are not very favorable (especially in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation). Therefore, more complex ablation strategies and the usefulness of (short-term) adjunctive antiarrhythmic drug therapy are a matter of discussion. The aim of this study was to analyze whether short-term amiodarone therapy after catheter ablation (3 months) has a positive effect on the success rates after circumferential pulmonary vein ablation in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation...
April 26, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
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