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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830037/programmed-intermittent-peripheral-nerve-local-anesthetic-bolus-compared-with-continuous-infusions-for-postoperative-analgesia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Matthew A Chong, Yongjun Wang, Shalini Dhir, Cheng Lin
STUDY OBJECTIVE AND BACKGROUND: The role of the programmed intermittent bolus (PIB) technique for infusion of local anesthetics in continuous peripheral nerve blockade (CPNB) remains to be elucidated. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on PIB versus continuous infusion for CPNB have demonstrated conflicting results and no systematic review or meta-analysis currently exists. We aimed to delineate via systematic review with meta-analysis if there is any analgesic benefit to performing PIB versus continuous infusion for CPNB...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830024/cognitive-remediation-training-improves-performance-in-patients-with-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
#2
Richard L McBride, Sarah Horsfield, Carolina X Sandler, Joanne Cassar, Sally Casson, Erin Cvejic, Uté Vollmer-Conna, Andrew R Lloyd
Neurocognitive disturbance with subjectively-impaired concentration and memory is a common, disabling symptom reported by patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). We recently reported preliminary evidence for benefits of cognitive remediation as part of an integrated cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)/ graded exercise therapy (GET) program. Here, we describe a contemporaneous, case-control trial evaluating the effectiveness of an online cognitive remediation training program (cognitive exercise therapy; CET) in addition to CBT/GET (n=36), compared to CBT/GET alone (n=36)...
August 18, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830008/up-regulation-of-biglycan-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-and-pten-deletion-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer
#3
Frank Jacobsen, Juliane Kraft, Cornelia Schroeder, Claudia Hube-Magg, Martina Kluth, Dagmar S Lang, Ronald Simon, Guido Sauter, Jakob R Izbicki, Till S Clauditz, Andreas M Luebke, Andrea Hinsch, Waldemar Wilczak, Corinna Wittmer, Franziska Büscheck, Doris Höflmayer, Sarah Minner, Maria Christina Tsourlakis, Hartwig Huland, Markus Graefen, Lars Budäus, Imke Thederan, Georg Salomon, Thorsten Schlomm, Nathaniel Melling
Biglycan (BGN), a proteoglycan of the extracellular matrix, is included in mRNA signatures for prostate cancer aggressiveness. To understand the impact of BGN on prognosis and its relationship to molecularly defined subsets, we analyzed BGN expression by immunohistochemistry on a tissue microarray containing 12,427 prostate cancers. Seventy-eight percent of 11,050 interpretable cancers showed BGN expression, which was considered as low intensity in 47.7% and as high intensity in 31.1% of cancers. BGN protein expression rose with increasing pathological tumor stage, Gleason grade, lymph node metastasis and early PSA recurrence (P<...
August 19, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829910/oxycodone-for-cancer-related-pain
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REVIEW
Mia Schmidt-Hansen, Michael I Bennett, Stephanie Arnold, Nathan Bromham, Jennifer S Hilgart
BACKGROUND: Many people with cancer experience moderate to severe pain that requires treatment with strong opioids, such as oxycodone and morphine. Strong opioids are, however, not effective for pain in all people, neither are they well-tolerated by all people. The aim of this review was to assess whether oxycodone is associated with better pain relief and tolerability than other analgesic options for adults with cancer pain. This is an updated version of the original Cochrane review published in 2015, Issue 2 on oxycodone for cancer-related pain...
August 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829907/synergic-effect-of-oral-contraceptives-gstp1-polymorphisms-and-high-risk-hpv-infection-in-development-of-cervical-lesions
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B S Chagas, A P A D Gurgel, S S L Paiva Júnior, R C P Lima, M N Cordeiro, R R Moura, A V C Coelho, K C G Nascimento, J C Silva Neto, S Crovella, A C Freitas
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is considered a risk factor for cervical cancer. Even if the high-risk HPV (HR-HPV) infection is necessary, environmental co-factors and genetic susceptibility also play an important role in cervical cancer development. In this study, a possible association of rs1695 GSTP1 polymorphisms, HR-HPV infection, and oral contraceptive use with cancer lesion development in women was investigated. The study population comprised 441 Brazilian women from the Northeast region including 98 HPV-infected women with high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions, 77 HPV-infected women with low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions, and 266 HPV-negative women with no lesion, used as a control...
August 17, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829841/a-pilot-study-of-pre-operative-motor-dysfunction-from-gliomas-in-the-region-of-corticospinal-tract-evaluation-with-diffusion-tensor-imaging
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Bo Gao, Xudong Shen, Mark S Shiroishi, Mingfan Pang, Zhiqian Li, Benxia Yu, Guiquan Shen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Brain tumors in the corticospinal tract (CST) region are more likely to cause motor dysfunction. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of gliomas located in the CST region on motor function with diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) preoperatively. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-five patients with histopathologically confirmed gliomas were included in this pilot study, in all cases (low-grade n = 13, high-grade n = 32) CST but not the motor cortex were involved by the tumor...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829761/rho-gtpase-activating-protein-18-a-biomarker-associated-with-good-prognosis-in-invasive-breast-cancer
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Mohammed A Aleskandarany, Sultan Sonbul, Rachel Surridge, Abhik Mukherjee, Carlos Caldas, Maria Diez-Rodriguez, Ibraheem Ashankyty, Khalil I Albrahim, Ahmed M Elmouna, Ritu Aneja, Stewart G Martin, Ian O Ellis, Andrew R Green, Emad A Rakha
BACKGROUND: The prognostic value of lymphovascular invasion (LVI) in breast cancer (BC) has been demonstrated in several independent studies. However, identification of driver molecules for LVI remains a challenging task. Large-scale transcriptomic profiling of histologically validated LVI can potentially identify genes that regulate LVI. METHODS: Integrative bio-informatics analyses of the METABRIC study were performed utilising a subset of strictly defined LVI using histological and immunohistochemical (IHC) criteria...
August 22, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829651/experiences-with-osteoligamentoplasty-according-to-weiss-for-the-treatment-of-scapholunate-dissociation
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W Petersen, J Rothenberger, H E Schaller, A Rahmanian-Schwarz, M Held
BACKGROUND: In post-traumatic, dynamic, or static scapholunate (SL) instability, an SL ligament reconstruction is advisable to avoid long-term complications. However, a sufficient primary reconstruction is best achieved in acute injuries. For chronic SL dissociation, there is still no satisfying standard surgical technique. In this context, we evaluated the clinical outcome of Weiss's osteoligamentoplasty as a treatment option. METHODS: Over a three-year period, 16 patients with chronic and symptomatic SL dissociation Grade-II and III, without the signs of osteoarthrosis were, surgically treated using a bone-retinaculum-bone autograft from the distal radius...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829331/assessing-saudi-medical-students-learning-approach-using-the-revised-two-factor-study-process-questionnaire
#9
Shaffi Ahamed Shaik, Ahmed Almarzuqi, Rakan Almogheer, Omar Alharbi, Abdulaziz Jalal, Majed Alorainy
Objectives: To assess learning approaches of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-year medical students by using revised two-factor study process questionnaire, and to assess reliability and validity of the questionnaire. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted at the College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 2014. The revised two-factor study process questionnaire (R-SPQ-2F) was completed by 610 medical students of both genders, from foundation (first year), central nervous system (second year), medicine and surgery (third year) courses...
August 17, 2017: International Journal of Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829322/success-rate-and-technical-quality-of-home-polysomnography-with-self-applicable-electrode-set-in-subjects-with-possible-sleep-bruxism
#10
Tomi Miettinen, Katja Myllymaa, Susanna Westeren-Punnonen, Jari Ahlberg, Taina Hukkanen, Juha Toyras, Reijo Lappalainen, Esa Mervaala, Kirsi Sipila, Sami Myllymaa
Using sleep laboratory polysomnography (PSG) is restricted for the diagnosis of only the most severe sleep disorders due to its low availability and high cost. Home PSG is more affordable, but applying conventional electroencephalography (EEG) electrodes increases its overall complexity and lowers the availability. Simple, self-administered single-channel EEG monitors on the other hand suffer from poor reliability. In this study, we aimed to quantify the reliability of self-administrated home PSG recordings conducted with a newly designed ambulatory electrode set (AES) that enables multi-channel EEG, electrooculography, electromyography and electrocardiography recordings...
August 18, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829172/anatomic-reasons-for-failure-to-visualize-the-appendix-with-graded-compression-sonography-insights-from-contemporaneous-ct
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Wilson Lin, R Brooke Jeffrey, Angela Trinh, Eric W Olcott
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to identify the anatomic locations of appendixes on CT when graded compression sonography fails to visualize the appendix. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 197 patients with suspected appendicitis whose appendixes were not visualized on graded compression sonography performed with typically used transducers of at least 10 MHz, who underwent CT within 48 hours following graded compression sonography, and who had available either pathologic examination following surgery or 6-week follow-up if surgery was not performed...
September 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829153/programmed-death-ligand-1-pd-l1-expression-in-either-tumor-cells-or-tumor-infiltrating-immune-cells-correlates-with-solid-and-high-grade-lung-adenocarcinomas
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Brandon R Driver, Ross A Miller, Tara Miller, Michael Deavers, Blythe Gorman, Dina Mody, Yimin Ge, Roberto Barrios, Eric Bernicker, Min Kim, Philip T Cagle
CONTEXT: - Programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) expression in non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) is heterogeneous and known to be underestimated on small biopsies. Correlation of PD-L1 expression with clinicopathologic features may provide additional useful information. To our knowledge, the clinicopathologic features of NSCLC have not been reported for subsets defined by PD-L1 expression in either tumor cells or tumor-infiltrating immune cells. OBJECTIVE: - To investigate the clinicopathologic characteristics of NSCLC subsets defined by PD-L1 expression in either tumor cells or tumor-infiltrating immune cells...
August 22, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828984/the-efficacy-and-potential-mechanisms-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-on-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#13
Zijuan Bi, Yu Zheng, Jianye Yuan, Zhaoxiang Bian
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common functional bowel disorders (FBD), which is characterized by recurrent abdominal pain, abdominal bloating/distention associated with defecation or changed bowel habits. Currently, there is no evidence of obvious anatomic or physiologic abnormalities on the routine diagnostic examinations. There are multiple pathological factors involved in IBS responsible for its heterogeneous nature, although the exact etiology and pathology of IBS are not well known and it is disappointed to develop biomarkers for this disorder...
August 21, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828920/data-quality-in-the-swedish-quality-register-of-gynecologic-cancer-a-swedish-gynecologic-cancer-group-swegcg-study
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Per Rosenberg, Preben Kjølhede, Christian Staf, Maria Bjurberg, Christer Borgfeldt, Pernilla Dahm-Kähler, Kristina Hellman, Elisabet Hjerpe, Erik Holmberg, Karin Stålberg, Bengt Tholander, Elisabeth Åvall Lundqvist, Thomas Högberg
AIM: The aim of this study is to evaluate the quality of data on endometrial (EC) and ovarian, fallopian tube, peritoneal, abdominal or pelvic cancers (OC) registered in the Swedish Quality Register of Gynecologic Cancer (SQRGC). METHOD: A random sample of 500 patients was identified in the SQRGC and their medical charts were reviewed for re-abstraction of 31 selected core variables by an independent validator. The data in the SQRGC and the re-abstracted data were compared...
August 22, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828761/coblation-versus-other-surgical-techniques-for-tonsillectomy
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REVIEW
Melissa Pynnonen, Jennifer V Brinkmeier, Marc C Thorne, Lee Yee Chong, Martin J Burton
BACKGROUND: Tonsillectomy is a very common operation and is performed using various surgical methods. Coblation is a popular method because it purportedly causes less pain than other surgical methods. However, the superiority of coblation is unproven. OBJECTIVES: To compare the effects of coblation tonsillectomy for chronic tonsillitis or tonsillar hypertrophy with other surgical techniques, both hot and cold, on intraoperative morbidity, postoperative morbidity and procedural cost...
August 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828747/patient-reported-outcomes-correlate-with-functional-scores-after-opening-wedge-high-tibial-osteotomy-a-clinical-study
#16
Seung-Beom Han, Jong-Hee Lee, Seul-Gi Kim, Chun-Guang Cui, Dong-Won Suh, Seung-Yup Lee, Ki-Mo Jang
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess post-operative patient subjective satisfaction and to analyze associated peri-operative factors following biplanar medial open wedge high tibial osteotomy (OWHTO). METHODS: The study cohort consisted of 88 patients with a minimum of two years of follow-up. Patient satisfaction was evaluated with a questionnaire that assessed (1) overall satisfaction, (2) pain relief, (3) daily living functions, and (4) cosmesis. Patients were categorized into two groups (satisfied or unsatisfied) based on overall satisfaction questionnaire...
August 21, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828723/the-value-of-advanced-mri-techniques-in-the-assessment-of-cervical-cancer-a-review
#17
REVIEW
Evelyn Dappa, Tania Elger, Annette Hasenburg, Christoph Düber, Marco J Battista, Andreas M Hötker
OBJECTIVES: To assess the value of new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques in cervical cancer. METHODS: We searched PubMed and MEDLINE and reviewed articles published from 1990 to 2016 to identify studies that used MRI techniques, such as diffusion weighted imaging (DWI), intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) and dynamic contrast enhancement (DCE) MRI, to assess parametric invasion, to detect lymph node metastases, tumour subtype and grading, and to detect and predict tumour recurrence...
August 21, 2017: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828715/treatment-of-childhood-astrocytomas-with-irinotecan-and-cisplatin
#18
J Mora, S Perez-Jaume, O Cruz
BACKGROUND: Previously we described the outcome of children with spinal cord astrocytoma treated with irinotecan and cisplatin (I/C). We here report the review of the initial institutional experience using this combination for children with low-grade glioma (LGG). PROCEDURE: I/C chemotherapy consisted of weekly cisplatin (30 mg/m(2)) and irinotecan (50-65 mg/m(2)) for a total maximum of 16 doses, administered in an outpatient basis. RESULTS: Between November 2002 and December 2009, 46 children (median age 6...
August 21, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828711/does-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-reliably-stage-hepatic-fibrosis-steatosis-and-inflammation
#19
Kumaresan Sandrasegaran, Paul Territo, Reem M Elkady, Yuning Lin, Pauley Gasparis, Gitasree Borthakur, Chen Lin
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the usefulness of intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) in determining the severity of hepatic fibrosis, steatosis, and inflammation in patients with chronic liver disease. METHODS: Forty-nine patients who had liver MRI with IVIM sequence and liver biopsy within three months of MRI were enrolled. A reviewer, blinded to histology, placed regions of interest of 1-2 cm(2) in the right liver lobe. In addition, the first twenty patients were assessed with a second reviewer...
August 21, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828710/cisplatin-induced-human-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-oxidative-stress-and-nephrotoxicity-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-the-influence-of-hydrogen-peroxide
#20
Júlia C F Quintanilha, Marília B Visacri, Vanessa M Sousa, Larissa B Bastos, Camila O Vaz, João P O Guarnieri, Laís S Amaral, Carina Malaguti, Carmen S P Lima, Anibal E Vercesi, Patricia Moriel
Cisplatin is a widely used antineoplastic agent in the treatment of head and neck cancer. However, it is highly nephrotoxic. Oxidative stress is the main mechanism responsible for cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity. The aim of this study was to characterize cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity, oxidative stress in peripheral blood mononuclear cells, and the relationship between them. Twenty-four patients were included in the study. Patients had their blood collected prior to cisplatin administration, and 5 and 20 days after initiating therapy, to assess renal function and to determine oxidative stress with MitoSOX™Red, H2DCF-DA, and Amplex(®) Red tests...
August 21, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
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