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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921042/symptomatic-treatment-of-dyspnea-in-advanced-cancer-patients-a%C3%A2-narrative-review-of-the-current-literature
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Matthäus Strieder, Martin Pecherstorfer, Gudrun Kreye
BACKGROUND: Dyspnea is a common, very distressing symptom in advanced cancer patients that challenges them, their relatives, and healthcare professionals. This narrative review summarizes important literature dealing with the evidence for opioids, benzodiazepines, oxygen, and steroids for treating dyspnea in advanced cancer patients. METHODS: A selective literature search was undertaken in PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library and extended with literature from the reference lists of included studies up to April 2016...
September 18, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920969/-disease-burden-of-extreme-treatment-anxiety-quality-of-life-for-patients-with-and-without-extreme-dental-treatment-anxiety
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J H Vermaire, C M H H van Houtem, J N Ross, A A Schuller
In this study, a comparison was made between disease-specific (oral health-related) quality of life (OHQoL), measured with the OHIP-14 questionnaire, and generic (general health-related) quality of life (GHQoL), measured with the EQ5D-5L questionnaire, in patients with and without extreme dental treatment anxiety. A total of 76 patients who could not be treated due to extreme dental treatment anxiety were referred to a centre for special dentistry. These patients were matched, according to age, gender and socioeconomic status, with participants in an epidemiological study on oral health (n = 1125)...
September 2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Tandheelkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920680/a-restricted-open-configuration-interaction-with-singles-method-to-calculate-valence-to-core-resonant-x-ray-emission-spectra-a-case-study
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Dimitrios Maganas, Serena DeBeer, Frank Neese
In this work, a new protocol for the calculation of valence-to-core resonant X-ray emission (VtC RXES) spectra is introduced. The approach is based on the previously developed restricted open configuration interaction with singles (ROCIS) method and its parametrized version, based on a ground-state Kohn-Sham determinant (DFT/ROCIS) method. The ROCIS approach has the following features: (1) In the first step approximation, many-particle eigenstates are calculated in which the total spin is retained as a good quantum number...
September 18, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919760/attitudes-toward-antipsychotic-treatment-among-patients-with-bipolar-disorders-and-their-clinicians-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Martha Sajatovic, Faith DiBiasi, Susan N Legacy
INTRODUCTION: Antipsychotics are recommended as first-line therapy for acute mania and maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder; however, published literature suggests their real-world use remains limited. Understanding attitudes toward these medications may help identify barriers and inform personalized therapy. This literature review evaluated patient and clinician attitudes toward the use of antipsychotics for treating bipolar disorder. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic search of the Cochrane Library, Ovid MEDLINE, Embase, and BIOSIS Previews identified English language articles published between January 1, 2000, and June 15, 2016, that reported attitudinal data from patients, health care professionals, or caregivers; treatment decision-making; or patient characteristics that predicted antipsychotic use for bipolar disorder...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919134/-the-eyelid-cheek-junction
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C Volpei, J Fernandez, B Chignon-Sicard
The eyelid-cheek junction is a key area which generates many comments: from looking tired to looking good or rested, without forgetting charm, beauty, and a youthful appearance. In spite of many interesting medical and surgical procedures, treating this area is sometimes difficult and results are not always up to our expectations. Standardized blepharoplasty, which has often been improperly used, has shown its limits. Since the latest refinements, lipostructure has revolutionised blepharoplasty and serving as a reference, it has become an established technique...
September 14, 2017: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918440/interpersonal-sensitivity-and-persistent-attenuated-psychotic-symptoms-in-adolescence
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Alice Masillo, M Brandizzi, L R Valmaggia, R Saba, N Lo Cascio, J F Lindau, L Telesforo, P Venturini, D Montanaro, D Di Pietro, M D'Alema, P Girardi, P Fiori Nastro
Interpersonal sensitivity defines feelings of inner-fragility in the presence of others due to the expectation of criticism or rejection. Interpersonal sensitivity was found to be related to attenuated positive psychotic symptom during the prodromal phase of psychosis. The aims of this study were to examine if high level of interpersonal sensitivity at baseline are associated with the persistence of attenuated positive psychotic symptoms and general psychopathology at 18-month follow-up. A sample of 85 help-seeking individuals (mean age = 16...
September 16, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917607/selection-of-reliable-reference-genes-for-gene-expression-studies-in-botrytis-cinerea
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He Ren, Xiaoqing Wu, Yuping Lyu, Hongzi Zhou, Xueying Xie, Xinjian Zhang, Hetong Yang
Botrytis cinerea is an important plant pathogen causing grey mold disease in a wide range of plant species. The aim of this study was to identify reliable reference genes that can be used for the analysis of relative gene expression in B. cinerea with quantitative real-time reverse transcription PCR (qRT-PCR). Six commonly used housekeeping genes including actin (ACT), glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH), ubiquitin (UBQ), ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme (UCE), α-tubulin (α-TUB) and β-tubulin (β-TUB) were selected to test their expression stabilities in B...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917432/complications-after-treating-dupuytren-s-disease-a-systematic-literature-review
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C Krefter, M Marks, S Hensler, D B Herren, M Calcagni
The objective of this study was to review the incidence of complications associated with different treatment options for patients with Dupuytren's disease. In a systematic literature review, the PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane and Scopus databases were searched for clinical studies reporting complications after collagenase treatment, percutaneous needle fasciotomy (PNF), fasciectomy and dermofasciectomy. The incidence of complications was extracted from each study and stratified by procedure. From a total of 2251 references, 113 studies were analyzed and included with complication incidences varying from 0% to 100%...
September 13, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917369/emesis-in-patients-receiving-acupuncture-sham-acupuncture-or-standard-care-during-chemo-radiation-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Ylva Widgren, Anna Enblom
OBJECTIVE: To study nausea, vomiting and need for rescue antiemetics in patients receiving antiemetic acupuncture, sham acupuncture or standard care during concomitant chemotherapy during pelvic radiotherapy. METHODS: In total, 68 patients participated (75% women, mean age 56 years, 53% had gynecological, 43% colorectal, and 4% other cancer types). Fifty-seven of them were blinded randomized to verum (n=28) or sham (n=29) acupuncture, median 10 sessions. During the study period of four weeks, the patients daily registered their nausea, vomiting and consumption of antiemetics...
October 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917314/evaluation-of-cardiopulmonary-and-inflammatory-markers-in-dogs-with-heartworm-infection-treated-using-the-slow-kill-method
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W-K Yoon, Y-W Kim, S-I Suh, C Hyun
This study evaluated the changes in the levels of cardiac, hemostatic, and inflammatory biomarkers in 12 dogs with different severities of heartworm infection treated using the slow kill protocol, consisting of 6-10μg/kg of ivermectin and 10mg/kg of doxycycline combination. The serum levels of cardiac troponin-I, D-dimer, C-reactive protein, and interleukin-6 were measured on the day of diagnosis (D0), after termination of doxycycline administration (D30), after termination of the slow kill treatment (D180), and 10 months after the initiation of therapy (D300)...
September 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916849/1000-consecutive-cases-of-laser-assisted-liposuction-utilizing-the-1440%C3%A2-nm-wavelength-nd-yag-laser-assessing-the-safety-and-efficacy
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Christopher T Chia, Mark G Albert, Sharon Del Vecchio, Spero J Theodorou
BACKGROUND: Liposuction remains one of the most popular aesthetic surgery procedures performed today, and it has undergone continuous refinements over the past four decades. Advancements in anesthesia, improvements in instrumentation, better understanding of fluid dynamics and the addition of energy to liposuction have led to better outcomes with improved safety and efficacy. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to review 1000 consecutive laser-assisted liposuction (LAL) cases utilizing the 1440 nm wavelength...
September 15, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916796/low-temperature-plasma-promoting-fibroblast-proliferation-by-activating-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-and-increasing-cyclind1-expression
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Jin-Ren Liu, Gui-Min Xu, Xing-Min Shi, Guan-Jun Zhang
The potential applications of low temperature plasma (LTP) in wound healing have aroused the concern of many researchers. In this study, an argon atmospheric pressure plasma jet was applied to generate LTP for treatment of murine fibroblast cell (L929) cultured in vitro to investigate the effect of NF-κB pathway on fibroblast proliferation. The results showed that, compared with the control, L929 cells treated with plasma for less than 20 s had significant increases of proliferation; the productions of intracellular ROS, O2(-) and NO increased with prolongation of LTP treatment time; NF-κB pathway was activated by LTP in a proper dose range, and the expression of cyclinD1 in LTP-treated cells increased with the same trend as cell proliferation...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916562/impact-of-coil-price-knowledge-by-the-operator-on-the-cost-of-aneurysm-coiling-a-single-center-study
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Stephanos Finitsis, Robert Fahed, Ian Gaulin, Daniel Roy, Alain Weill
BACKGROUND: Endovascular treatment of aneurysms with coils is among the most frequent treatments in interventional neuroradiology, and represents an important expense. Each manufacturer has created several types of coils, with prices varying among brands and coil types. The objective of this study was to assess the impact of cost awareness of the exact price of each coil by the operating physician on the total cost of aneurysm coiling. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a comparative study conducted over 1 year in a single tertiary care center...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916456/acanthamoebicidal-activity-of-periglaucine-a-and-betulinic-acid-from-pericampylus-glaucus-lam-merr-in-vitro
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Tooba Mahboob, Abdul-Majid Azlan, Fiona Shilpton, Patchraporn Beekoom, Nadiah Syafiqah Nor Azman, Shamala Devi Sekaran, Init Ithoi, Tian-Chye Tan, Chandramathi Samudi, Christophe Wiart, Veeranoot Nissapatorn
Acanthamoeba species are pathogenic protozoa which account for amoebic keratitis, conjunctivitis and granulomatous amoebic encephalitis. These amoebae form cysts which resist drugs and more effective acanthamoebicidal agents are needed. Medicinal plants could be useful in improving the current treatment strategies for Acanthamoeba infections. In the present study, we examined the amoebicidal effects of Pericampylus glaucus (Lam.) Merr., a medicinal plant used for the treatment of conjunctivitis in Malaysia...
September 12, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916424/predictors-of-epinephrine-dispensing-and-allergy-follow-up-after-emergency-department-visit-for-anaphylaxis
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Megan Motosue, M Fernanda Bellolio, Holly K Van Houten, Nilay D Shah, Ronna L Campbell
BACKGROUND: National guidelines recommend that patients with anaphylaxis be prescribed an epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) and referred to an allergy/immunology (A/I) specialist. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate guideline concordance and identify predictors of EAI dispensing and A/I follow-up in patients with anaphylaxis treated in the emergency department (ED). METHODS: We identified patients seen in the ED for anaphylaxis from 2010 through 2014 from an administrative claims database using an expanded International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification diagnosis code algorithm...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916142/effect-of-tranexamic-acid-on-gross-hematuria-a-pilot-randomized-clinical-trial-study
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Payman Moharamzadeh, Seyedhossein Ojaghihaghighi, Mohsen Amjadi, Farzad Rahmani, Arezoo Farjamnia
OBJECTIVE: Local forms of the tranexamic acid have been effective in treating many haemorrhagic cases. So that the aim of the current study is to assess the effectiveness of local tranexamic acid in controlling painless hematuria in patients referred to the emergency department. METHODS: This is a randomized, double-blind clinical trial study, which was conducted on 50 patients with complaints of painless lower urinary tract bleeding during June 2014 and August 2015...
September 9, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916128/causes-of-failure-to-achieve-the-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-therapeutic-target-in-patients-with-high-and-very-high-vascular-risk-controlled-in-lipid-and-vascular-risk-units-eromot-study
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Clotilde Morales, Núria Plana, Anna Arnau, Laia Matas, Marta Mauri, Àlex Vila, Lluís Vila, Cristina Soler, Jesús Montesinos, Lluís Masana, Juan Pedro-Botet
OBJECTIVES: Determination of the level of achievement of the low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) therapeutic target in patients with high and very high vascular risk treated in Lipid Units, as well as the causes of non-achievement. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Multicentre retrospective observational study that included patients over 18 years with high and very high vascular risk, according to the criteria of the 2012 European Guidelines on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, referred consecutively to Lipid Units between January and June 2012 and with follow-up two years after the first visit...
September 12, 2017: Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915720/pseudoprogression-in-microsatellite-instability-high-colorectal-cancer-during-treatment-with-combination-t-cell-mediated-immunotherapy-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Young Kwang Chae, Si Wang, Halla Nimeiri, Aparna Kalyan, Francis J Giles
Evading tumor-mediated immunosuppression through antibodies to immune checkpoints has shown clinical benefit in patients with select solid tumors. There is a heterogeneity of responses in patients receiving immunotherapy, including pseudoprogression in which the tumor burden increases initially before decreasing to reach disease control. The characteristics and basis of pseudoprogression, however, remains poorly understood. We hereby report a case of microsatellite instability (MSI)-high metastatic colorectal cancer treated with combination of OX40 agonist and programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) antagonist that demonstrated pseudoprogression reaching 163% increase from baseline tumor burden...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915695/evaluation-of-intracavitary-administration-of-curcumin-for-the-treatment-of-sarcomatoid-mesothelioma
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Daniel L Pouliquen, Béatrice Nawrocki-Raby, Joëlle Nader, Stéphanie Blandin, Myriam Robard, Philippe Birembaut, Marc Grégoire
A rat model of sarcomatoid mesothelioma, mimicking some of the worst clinical conditions encountered, was established to evaluate the therapeutic potential of intracavitary curcumin administration. The M5-T1 cell line, selected from a collection established from F344 rats induced with asbestos, produces tumors within three weeks, with extended metastasis in normal tissues, after intraperitoneal inoculation in syngeneic rats. The optimal concentration/time conditions for killing M5-T1 cells with curcumin were first determined in vitro...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915599/copy-number-variations-of-circulating-cell-free-dna-in-urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-bladder-patients-treated-with-radical-cystectomy-a-prospective-study
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Armin Soave, Felix K-H Chun, Timo Hillebrand, Michael Rink, Lars Weisbach, Bettina Steinbach, Margit Fisch, Klaus Pantel, Heidi Schwarzenbach
The aim of the present study was to establish a rapid profiling method using multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) and characterize copy number variations (CNV) in circulating, cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in 85 urothelial carcinoma of the bladder (UCB) patients treated with radical cystectomy (RC). MLPA was tested for the use of cfDNA extracted from serum and plasma by various commercial extraction kits. Eighteen probes served as reference to control denaturation, ligation and amplification efficiency...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
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