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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458132/therapeutic-drug-monitoring-in-treatment-experienced-hiv-infected-patients-receiving-darunavir-based-salvage-regimens-a-case-series
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Sébastien Landry, Chi-Nan Chen, Nimish Patel, Alice Tseng, Richard G Lalonde, Denis Thibeault, Steven Sanche, Nancy L Sheehan
Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) constitutes a compelling approach for the optimization of antiretroviral therapy in treatment-experienced HIV-1 patients. While various inhibitory indices have been proposed to predict virologic outcome, there is a lack of consensus on the clinical value of TDM. Here, we report the comparative results of TDM in 14 HIV-1-infected patients who had previously received at least two different PI-based regimens and who initiated darunavir (DRV)-based salvage therapy. Pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) parameters were calculated for each subject...
February 16, 2018: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457839/brincidofovir-as-salvage-therapy-for-adenovirus-disease-in-intestinal-transplant-recipients
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Nimisha Sulejmani, Shunji Nagai, Mohamed Safwan, Michael D Rizzari, Mohammad Raoufi, Marwan S Abouljoud, Mayur Ramesh
Adenoviruses are double-stranded DNA viruses that typically cause mild self-limiting respiratory, ocular, and gastrointestinal infections. In immunocompromised patients, especially transplant recipients, the infection can be severe, with dissemination and multiorgan failure. In intestinal transplant recipients, the incidence is as high as 57%. To our knowledge, no standardized guidelines or United States Food and Drug Administration-approved medications exist for the treatment of adenovirus disease. We describe two isolated intestinal transplant recipients who developed adenovirus disease (viremia with viral enteritis) that was managed with a new experimental drug, brincidofovir (an oral lipid conjugate prodrug of cidofovir), as salvage therapy...
February 19, 2018: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455411/completion-of-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-avm-treatment-after-unplanned-interruption-technical-note
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Hari S Raman, Lakshmi Santanam, Ananth K Vellimana, Robert E Drzymala, Christina I Tsien, Gregory J Zipfel
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Gamma Knife radiosurgery is an established technique for non-urgent treatment of various intracranial pathologies. Intra-procedural dislodgement of the stereotactic frame is an uncommon occurrence that could lead to abortion of ongoing treatment and necessitate more invasive treatment strategies. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: In this case report, we describe a novel method for resumption of Gamma Knife treatment after an unplanned intra-procedural interruption...
February 17, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455013/laser-recanalization-of-central-venous-occlusion-to-salvage-a-threated-arteriovenous-fistula
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Sagar Rambhia, Matthew Janko, Robert I Hacker
Central venous occlusion is conventionally managed with balloon angioplasty, stent extension or sharp recanalization. Here we describe recanalization of a chronically occluded innominate vein using excimer laser after conventional techniques were unsuccessful. Patient clinical improvement and fistula patency have been sustained two years post-intervention. This technique may provide new hemodialysis access options for patients who would not otherwise be candidates for hemodialysis access on the ipsilateral side of a central venous occlusion...
February 15, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454737/adjuvant-radiotherapy-for-positive-lymph-nodes-of-oesophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-can-it-earn-promising-benefits-at-long-term-follow-up
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Y Ren, J Ye, W Xiong, J Zuo, Y He, M Tan, Y Yuan
PURPOSE: The value of adjuvant radiotherapy for patients with positive lymph nodes after curative resection of oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma is controversial. This study aims to investigate its long-term benefits in a specific cohort. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The charts between 1990 and 2003 from patients with positive lymph nodes were retrospectively reviewed. Those subjects were divided into adjuvant radiotherapy and surgery alone groups, with two subgroups defined by radiation dose (cutoff value: 50Gy)...
February 14, 2018: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454628/tunica-vaginalis-flap-for-salvaging-testicular-torsion-a-matched-cohort-analysis
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D I Chu, K Gupta, T Kawal, J P Van Batavia, D K Bowen, M R Zaontz, T F Kolon, D A Weiss, S A Zderic, D A Canning
INTRODUCTION: In testicular torsion, ischemia time from pain onset impacts testicular salvage. A tunica albuginea fasciotomy to relieve compartment pressure followed by a tunica vaginalis flap (TVF) may enhance salvage. OBJECTIVE: To define the optimal window of ischemia time during which TVF may be most beneficial to avoid orchiectomy. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study of males presenting with testicular torsion at a single tertiary-care institution from January, 2003 to March, 2017...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453811/multimodal-treatment-including-tandem-high-dose-chemotherapy-and-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-in-children-with-anaplastic-ependymomas
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Ji Won Lee, Do Hoon Lim, Ki Woong Sung, Hyeong Jin Lee, Eun Sang Yi, Keon Hee Yoo, Hong Hoe Koo, Yeon-Lim Suh, Hyung Jin Shin
In this study, we evaluated the results of multimodal treatment that included tandem HDCT/auto-SCT in children with anaplastic ependymomas. Fourteen patients with anaplastic ependymomas were enrolled from 2006 to 2014. Six cycles of induction chemotherapy were administered to all patients before they underwent tandem HDCT/auto-SCT. Patients who were older than 3 years of age were administered RT after two cycles of induction chemotherapy. In patients under 3 years of age, RT was either omitted or delayed until they reached 3 years of age, if the patients experienced CR after tandem HDCT/auto-SCT...
February 16, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452771/radiation-therapy-as-an-effective-salvage-strategy-for-secondary-cns-lymphoma
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Sarah A Milgrom, Chelsea C Pinnix, T Linda Chi, Thinh H Vu, Jillian R Gunther, Tommy Sheu, Nathan Fowler, Jason R Westin, Loretta J Nastoupil, Yasuhiro Oki, Luis E Fayad, Sattva Neelapu, Maria Alma Rodriguez, Frederick B Hagemeister, Michelle A Fanale, Hun J Lee, Chitra Hosing, Sairah Ahmed, Yago Nieto, Elizabeth J Shpall, Bouthaina S Dabaja
PURPOSE: We assessed the efficacy of radiation therapy (RT) in the management of secondary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The cohort comprised 44 patients with systemic diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) secondarily involving the brain and/or leptomeninges at initial diagnosis or relapse that was treated with RT. RESULTS: Of these patients, 29 (66%) were in systemic remission when CNS disease was diagnosed...
January 6, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452660/novel-therapies-for-relapsed-refractory-mantle-cell-lymphoma
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Puja C Arora, Craig A Portell
Mantle cell lymphoma is an aggressive Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that is considered incurable with standard therapies. Most patients treated with frontline immunochemotherapy relapse within a few years and do not usually respond to salvage chemotherapy. Persistent activation of the B-cell receptor pathway is critical to the pathogenesis of mantle cell lymphoma. Inhibition of Bruton's tyrosine kinase, an essential B-cell receptor pathway component with ibrutinib has shown clinical activity and has changed how MCL is treated in the relapsed/refractory setting...
March 2018: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452441/assessing-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-regional-anesthesia-for-lower-extremity-microvascular-reconstruction-enhancing-recovery
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Qing Zhao Ruan, Shawn Diamond, Scott Zimmer, Matthew L Iorio
BACKGROUND: Perioperative pain, increased sympathetic tone, and peripheral vasospasm may be safely managed with regional nerve blockade during microvascular reconstruction in the lower extremity. Limited reports exist in this setting; therefore, we evaluated our use of peripheral nerve catheters (PNCs) during microvascular limb salvage to determine safety and efficacy for both patient and flap. METHODS: A single-institution, retrospective review of a prospectively maintained database on all patients with lower extremity free tissue transfers between 2012 and 2017 was completed...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452438/algorithmic-approach-for-intraoperative-salvage-of-venous-congestion-in-diep-flaps
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Erica L Bartlett, Dmitry Zavlin, Zachery K Menn, Aldona J Spiegel
BACKGROUND: Flap congestion is a frequently described intraoperative complication during autologous breast reconstruction with abdominal perforator flaps, which, if not addressed, can lead to detrimental results such as flap failure. Here, we describe our institution's algorithm of intraoperative salvage of congested flaps and present their outcomes. METHODS: All patient charts from 2002 to 2016 of a single plastic surgeon were reviewed for patients who underwent deep inferior epigastric perforator flap breast reconstruction resulting in 602 patients and 831 flaps...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450694/characteristics-of-women-with-mixed-mass-formation-after-evacuation-following-uterine-artery-chemoembolization-for-cesarean-scar-pregnancy
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Qiu-Lei Sun, Xiao-Hua Wu, Li Luo, De-Mei Ying, Ying Yang, Zheng-Qiong Chen
PURPOSE: To explore the efficacy of treatment for early cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) and to evaluate the characteristics of women with subsequent mixed mass formation. METHODS: Women with CSP, who received UACE followed by evacuation, were retrospectively analyzed. Clinical/sonographic characteristics in patients with or without mixed mass formation were compared. RESULTS: From a total of 395 cases, 105 cases had a pregnancy residual with mixed mass formation...
February 15, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449732/gastric-metastasis-from-cervix-carcer-a-case-report
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L De Cicco, F Crivelli, P Beretta, E Gjoni, A Merlotti, A Starace, G Marzaroli, F Pasta, T Zurleni, A Aguzzi, C Calandra, S Bracelli
Gastric metastasis by solid tumor cancer is a rare event. Concomitant metastases to other organs are frequent, so that this condition is often associated to a poor prognosis. Upper gastrointestinal bleeding and anemia are the most common presenting symptoms. We present the case of a 81 years old women previously treated for cervix carcinoma showing later a stomach metastasis. The patient is alive and disease free 39 months after salvage gastrectomy. A radical surgery in selected patients could be useful for symptom palliation and prolonged survival...
December 2017: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448851/salvage-tigecycline-in-high-risk-febrile-neutropenic-patients-with-hematological-malignancies-a-prospective-multicenter-study
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Xin-Ping Zhou, Xiu-Jin Ye, Jian-Ping Shen, Jian-Ping Lan, Hui-Fang Jiang, Jin Zhang, Xue-Jin Zhang, Li Li, Shen-Xian Qian, Hong-Yan Tong
The purpose of this prospective, multi-center study was to examine the efficacy and safety of tigecycline as empirical treatment in neutropenic patients with hematological malignancies who failed to respond to first-line antibiotics. A total of 125 patients with persistent fever (>72 h) despite first-line antibiotics received empirical treatment with tigecycline (loading dose of 100 mg, followed by 50 mg every 12 h). The use of other antimicrobial agents was not restricted. Treatment success rate was 68...
February 16, 2018: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447407/the-feasibility-of-venovenous-ecmo-at-role-2-facilities-in-austere-military-environments
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Mohamed A T Mohamed, Tareq Maraqa, Matthew D Bacchetta, Michael McShane, Kenneth L Wilson
Introduction: Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) has been gaining use to bridge the recovery from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) refractory to conventional treatment. However, these interventions are often limited to higher echelons of military care. We present a case of lung salvage from severe ARDS in an Afghani soldier with VV-ECMO at a Role-2 (R2) facility in an austere military environment in Afghanistan. Case: A 25-year-old Afghani soldier presented to an R2 facility with blast lung injury and multiple penetrating injuries following an explosion...
February 13, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447326/prospective-study-on-the-outcome-of-the-sphenoid-drill-out-procedure
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T Van Zele, B Pauwels, F Dewaele, P Gevaert, C Bachert
BACKGROUND: Chronic sphenoid sinusitis refractory to both medical therapy and sphenoidotomy requires a more extended intervention based on the principles of salvage surgery. Our aim is to describe the sphenoid drill out technique as a sphenoid salvage intervention and to outline its implications on clinical outcome and quality of life. METHODOLOGY: 12 patients with chronic sphenoiditis undergoing a sphenoid drill out procedure were examined by nasal endoscopy preoperatively and postoperatively for one year...
February 15, 2018: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446730/salvaging-the-ischemic-heart-gi-coupled-receptors-in-mast-cells-activate-a-pkc%C3%AF-aldh2-pathway-providing-anti-ras-cardioprotection
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Alice Marino, Roberto Levi
BACKGROUND: Excessive norepinephrine (NE) release in the ischemic heart elicits severe and often lethal arrhythmias. Resident cardiac mast cells synthesize and store active renin, which is released upon degranulation, causing the activation of a local cardiac renin-angiotensin system (RAS) responsible for NE release and consequent arrhythmias. Toxic aldehydes, known to be formed by lipid peroxidation in ischemia/reperfusion (I/R), have been shown to degranulate mast cells and activate a local RAS...
February 13, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446676/advanced-dwi-methods-for-the-assessment-of-ischemic-stroke
#18
Jens H Jensen
OBJECTIVE: This commentary discusses recent preclinical research on the potential feasibility and benefits of applying advanced DWI methods for the assessment of acute stroke. CONCLUSION: A DWI parameter known as kurtosis shows promise in helping to identify tissue that is likely salvageable at reperfusion.
February 15, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446631/mechanistic-investigation-and-multiplexing-of-liposome-assisted-metabolic-glycan-labeling
#19
Yuting Sun, Senlian Hong, Ran Xie, Rongbing Huang, Ruoxing Lei, Bo Cheng, Deen Sun, Yifei Du, Corwin M Nycholat, James C Paulson, Xing Chen
Metabolic labeling of glycans with bioorthogonal reporters has been widely used for glycan imaging and glycoproteomic profiling. One of the intrinsic limitations of metabolic glycan labeling is the lack of cell-type selectivity. The recently developed liposome-assisted bioorthogonal reporter (LABOR) strategy provides a promising means to overcome this limitation, but the mechanism of LABOR has not been investigated in detail. In this work, we performed a mechanistic study on LABOR and explored its multiplexing capability...
February 15, 2018: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445303/uncemented-three-dimensional-printed-prosthetic-replacement-for-giant-cell-tumor-of-distal-radius-a-new-design-of-prosthesis-and-surgical-techniques
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Minxun Lu, Li Min, Cong Xiao, Yongjiang Li, Yi Luo, Yong Zhou, Wenli Zhang, Chongqi Tu
Introduction: Currently, it is challenging to treat giant cell tumor (GCT) of distal radius. For Campanacci grade III or recurrent GCTs, en bloc resection has been accepted as a better treatment option. Although numerous methods are available for reconstruction, all of them have some limitations in joint function and complications. In this study, our aims were to treat the GCT of distal radius with uncemented three-dimensional (3D)-printed prosthesis and to present and evaluate the surgical techniques and short-term outcomes...
2018: Cancer Management and Research
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