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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340281/high-ten-year-remission-rates-following-rituximab-fludarabine-mitoxantrone-and-dexamethasone-r-fnd-with-interferon-maintenance-in-indolent-lymphoma-results-of-a-randomized-study
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Loretta J Nastoupil, Peter McLaughlin, Lei Feng, Sattva S Neelapu, Felipe Samaniego, Fredrick B Hagemeister, Ana Ayala, Jorge E Romaguera, Andre H Goy, Eleanor Neal, Michael Wang, Luis Fayad, Michelle A Fanale, Yasuhiro Oki, Jason R Westin, Maria A Rodriguez, Fernando Cabanillas, Nathan H Fowler
We report a single-centre, randomized study evaluating the efficacy and safety of concurrent fludarabine, mitoxantrone, dexamethasone (FND) and rituximab versus sequential FND followed by rituximab in 158 patients with advanced stage, previously untreated indolent lymphoma, enrolled between 1997 and 2002. Patients were randomized to 6-8 cycles of FND followed by 6 monthly doses of rituximab or 6 doses of rituximab given concurrently with FND. All patients who achieved at least a partial response received 12 months of interferon (IFN) maintenance...
March 24, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340251/thermal-qst-phenotypes-associated-with-response-to-lumbar-epidural-steroid-injections-a-pilot-study
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Dermot P Maher, Weihua Ding, Sarabdeep Singh, Arissa Opalacz, Claire Fishman, Mary Houghton, Shihab Ahmed, Lucy Chen, Jianren Mao, Yi Zhang
Objective.:  Response to lumbar epidural steroid injection in lumbar radicular pain varies. The purpose of this study is to characterize the changes in quantitative sensory testing (QST) phenotypes of subjects and compare the QST characteristics in patients who do respond to treatment of radicular pain with a lumbar epidural steroid injection (ESI). Design.:  Prospective, observational pilot study. Setting.:  Outpatient pain center. Methods...
March 13, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340192/prediction-equation-for-calculating-residual-kidney-urea-clearance-using-urine-collections-for-different-hemodialysis-treatment-frequencies-and-interdialytic-intervals
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Yoshitsugu Obi, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Elani Streja, John T Daugirdas
Background.: The purpose of the study was to explore the precision of an equation designed to estimate residual kidney urea clearance (K RU ) from interdialytic urine collection data and pre-hemodialysis (HD) serum urea nitrogen (SUN) in different hemodialysis treatment schedules. Methods.: The generalizability of the proposed equation was tested in 32 731 HD treatments where urine was collected prior to a dialysis session, mostly for 24 h but sometimes longer, in patients being dialyzed 1-4 times/week...
March 15, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340179/open-label-pilot-study-to-compare-the-safety-and-immunogenicity-of-pentavalent-rotavirus-vaccine-rv5-administered-on-an-early-alternative-dosing-schedule-with-those-of-rv5-administered-on-the-recommended-standard-schedule
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Ezzeldin Saleh, Brian Eichner, Douglas W Clark, Martha E Gagliano, James M Troutman, Lynn Harrington, Monica McNeal, Dennis Clements
This study compares the safety and immunogenicity of pentavalent rotavirus vaccine (RV5) administered on an alternative schedule (initiated at 2-5 weeks of age) with those of RV5 administered on the recommended standard schedule. Our findings support the future conduct of larger clinical trials to confirm the safety and efficacy of rotavirus vaccination in the neonatal period.
March 3, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339988/utilization-of-health-care-services-and-ambulatory-resources-associated-with-chronic-noncancer-pain
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Cynthia Kay, Erica Wozniak, Joanne Bernstein
Objective.:  Examine traditional and uncompensated health care utilization associated with chronic noncancer pain. Design.:  Retrospective chart review. Setting.:  Tertiary academic medical center. Subjects.:  Internal medicine patients on long-term opioids for chronic noncancer pain with or without a pain agreement between April 1, 2014, and April 1, 2015 (N = 834). Patients without pain served as controls (N = 782)...
March 2, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339965/opioid-prescriptions-by-specialty-in-ohio-2010-2014
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Scott G Weiner, Olesya Baker, Ann F Rodgers, Chad Garner, Lewis S Nelson, Peter W Kreiner, Jeremiah D Schuur
Background. : The current US opioid epidemic is attributed to the large volume of prescribed opioids. This study analyzed the contribution of different medical specialties to overall opioids by evaluating the pill counts and morphine milligram equivalents (MMEs) of opioid prescriptions, stratified by provider specialty, and determined temporal trends. Methods. : This was an analysis of the Ohio prescription drug monitoring program database, which captures scheduled medication prescriptions filled in the state as well as prescriber specialty...
March 6, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339916/antenatal-tobacco-use-and-secondhand-smoke-exposure-in-the-home-in-india
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Ritesh Mistry, Anjuli Dasika
Introduction: Antenatal tobacco use and secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure can have grave health consequences. We estimated the prevalence of tobacco use and SHS exposure in the home among pregnant and reproductive age women in India, and identified sociodemographic risk factors. Methods: Data were from the National Family Health Survey-3 (2005-2006), a population-based cross-sectional survey. We measured current tobacco use and SHS exposure in the home, and used logistic regression analysis to identify sociodemographic risk factors...
March 2, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339727/rapid-decrease-in-rates-of-hospitalization-resulting-from-invasive-pneumococcal-disease-and-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-children-aged-60-months-after-13-valent-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-introduction-in-argentina
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Eduardo L López, Eduardo Glatstein, Gustavo C Ezcurra, Marisa Iacono, Eduardo Teplitz, Analía V Garnero, Daniela L Lazzarini, Miryan Vázquez, María M Contrini
Background.: In January 2012, Argentina included universal pneumococcal vaccination in the routine childhood vaccination program using a 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13). A 2 + 1 schedule (2 doses in the first year of life and a booster dose at 12 months of age) in children aged <2 years and 2-dose catch-up immunization in children aged 13 to 24 months was administered during the first year of vaccine introduction. The purpose of this study was to assess the burdens of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) and/or community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in hospitalized children younger than 5 years during the first 2 years of the program compared to those in the prevaccination period in our setting...
February 23, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339521/effect-of-fibromyalgia-symptoms-on-outcome-of-spinal-surgery
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Jacob N Ablin, Mark Berman, Valerie Aloush, Gilad Regev, Khalil Salame, Dan Buskila, Zvi Lidar
Objectives. : To evaluate the effect of presurgical symptoms characteristic of fibromyalgia on the postsurgical outcome of patients undergoing spinal surgery. Methods. : In this observational cohort study, participants were patients scheduled for spinal surgery, including cervical or lumbar laminectomy and foraminectomy. Presurgical evaluation included physical examination and manual dolorimetry. Questionnaires included the widespread pain index (WPI), symptom severity scale (SSS), and SF-36...
October 22, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339115/near-ir-and-cp-oct-imaging-of-suspected-occlusal-caries-lesions
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Jacob C Simon, Hobin Kang, Michal Staninec, Andrew T Jang, Kenneth H Chan, Cynthia L Darling, Robert C Lee, Daniel Fried
INTRODUCTION: Radiographic methods have poor sensitivity for occlusal lesions and by the time the lesions are radiolucent they have typically progressed deep into the dentin. New more sensitive imaging methods are needed to detect occlusal lesions. In this study, cross-polarization optical coherence tomography (CP-OCT) and near-IR imaging were used to image questionable occlusal lesions (QOC's) that were not visible on radiographs but had been scheduled for restoration on 30 test subjects...
March 24, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338763/mesenchymal-stromal-cells-and-autoimmunity
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Vito Pistoia, Lizzia Raffaghello
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are committed progenitors of mesodermal origin that are found virtually in every organ and exhibit multilineage differentiation into osteocytes, adipocytes and chondrocytes. MSCs also mediate a wide spectrum of immunoregulatory activities that usually dampen innate and adaptive immune responses. These features have attracted interest in the perspective of developing novel cell therapies for autoimmune disease. However, depending on the microenvironmental conditions, MSCs may show a plastic behavior and switch to an immunostimulatory phenotype...
February 18, 2017: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338611/disability-and-psychiatric-symptoms-in-men-referred-for-treatment-with-work-related-problems-to-primary-mental-health-care
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S Kathleen Bailey, Christopher J Mushquash, John M Haggarty
The relationship between male sex and employment as barriers to accessing mental health care is unclear. The aim of this research was to examine (1) whether the clinical features of men referred to a shared mental health care (SMHC) service through primary care differed when symptoms were affecting them in the work domain; and (2) empirically re-evaluate the effectiveness of a SMHC model for work-related disability using a pre-post chart review of N = 3960 referrals to SMHC. ANOVA and logistic regression were performed to examine symptoms (Patient Health Questionnaire, PHQ) and disability (World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule, WHODAS 2) at entry and discharge...
March 24, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338550/respiratory-system-function-in-patients-after-minimally-invasive-aortic-valve-replacement-surgery-a-case-control-study
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Jarosław Stoliński, Robert Musiał, Dariusz Plicner, Janusz Andres
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to comparatively analyze respiratory system function after minimally invasive, through right minithoracotomy aortic valve replacement (RT-AVR) to conventional AVR. METHODS: Analysis of 201 patients scheduled for RT-AVR and 316 for AVR between January 2010 and November 2013. Complications of the respiratory system and pulmonary functional status are presented. RESULTS: Complications of the respiratory system occurred in 16...
March 23, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337764/a-national-french-noninterventional-study-to-assess-the-long-term-safety-and-efficacy-of-reformulated-nonacog-alfa
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Thierry Lambert, Chantal Rothschild, Fabienne Volot, Annie Borel-Derlon, Marc Trossaërt, Ségolène Claeyssens-Donadel, Sepideh Attal
BACKGROUND: Nonacog alfa, the recombinant Factor IX (F IX) used for the treatment of hemophilia B, was approved in Europe in 1998. A reformulated version was approved for European use in 2007. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: This postmarketing study, as recommended by the risk management plan, was conducted to confirm the safety of reformulated nonacog alfa in a usual care setting in France. This open-label, noninterventional, prospective, longitudinal postmarketing study comprised 19 French hemophilia centers...
March 24, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337732/medicare-reimbursement-and-orthopedic-surgery-past-present-and-future
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REVIEW
R Carter Clement, Suneel B Bhat, Meredith E Clement, James C Krieg
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This paper reviews the history and structure of Medicare reimbursement with a focus on aspects relevant to the field of orthopedic surgery. Namely, this includes Parts A and B, with particular attention paid to the origins of Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG) and the physician fee schedule, respectively. We then review newer policies affecting orthopedic surgeons. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent Medicare reforms relevant to our field include readmission penalties, the evolution of bundled payments including the mandatory Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) and Surgical Hip and Femur Fracture Treatment (SHFFT) programs, and the new mandatory Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) pay-for-performance program...
March 23, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337174/regulation-of-mammalian-physiology-by-interconnected-circadian-and-feeding-rhythms
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REVIEW
Florian Atger, Daniel Mauvoisin, Benjamin Weger, Cédric Gobet, Frédéric Gachon
Circadian clocks are endogenous timekeeping systems that adapt in an anticipatory fashion the physiology and behavior of most living organisms. In mammals, the master pacemaker resides in the suprachiasmatic nucleus and entrains peripheral clocks using a wide range of signals that differentially schedule physiology and gene expression in a tissue-specific manner. The peripheral clocks, such as those found in the liver, are particularly sensitive to rhythmic external cues like feeding behavior, which modulate the phase and amplitude of rhythmic gene expression...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337075/intranasal-dexmedetomidine-as-a-sedative-for-pediatric-procedural-sedation
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Natalie Behrle, Esma Birisci, Jordan Anderson, Sara Schroeder, Abdallah Dalabih
OBJECTIVE: This study seeks to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intranasal (IN) dexmedetomidine as a sedative medication for non-invasive procedural sedation. METHODS: Subjects 6 months to 18 years of age undergoing non-invasive elective procedures were included. Dexmedetomidine (3 mcg/kg) was administered IN 40 minutes before the scheduled procedure time. The IN dexmedetomidine cohort was matched and compared to a cohort of 690 subjects who underwent sedation for similar procedures without the use of dexmedetomidine to evaluate for observed events/interventions and procedural times...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337057/accelerated-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-in-pediatric-keratoconus-one-year-study
#18
Amani E Badawi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of accelerated corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) in pediatric keratoconus. DESIGN: Prospective non-randomized observational study. METHODS: 33 eyes of 25 children with keratoconus were included. The corneal epithelium was mechanically removed. Next, riboflavin/hydroxypropyl methylcellulose solution) was applied for 10 min. Accelerated CXL (10 mW/cm(2) for 9 min), was accomplished. Visual acuity, slit lamp examination, refraction, keratometry readings, pachymetry, anterior and posterior elevations, average progression indices, and Q values were recorded...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336448/permanent-implants-for-lip-augmentation-results-from-a-retrospective-study-and-presentation-of-tips-and-tricks
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S Guida, V D Mandel, F Farnetani, C M Manola, G Rubino, S Ruzzu, G Pellacani, C Longo, G G Urtis
BACKGROUND: Requests for lip augmentation are increasing because of expanding media exposure and consumer needs. Temporary effects can be obtained by several techniques, but a recent procedure consisting of lip prosthesis implantation, offering a permanent result, is emerging. Accordingly, the implantation of solid lip prosthesis represents an innovation in the field of esthetic medicine and surgery. METHODS: A total of 100 women with atrophic or hypoplastic lips were treated with lip implants...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336027/reducing-surgery-cancellations-at-a-pediatric-ambulatory-surgery-center
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Chelsea M Lee, Cheryl Rodgers, Albert K Oh, Virginia C Muckler
Surgery cancellations are costly and can be frustrating for patients, their families, and the surgical team. Because of the inherent nature of an ambulatory surgery center, which only performs scheduled elective procedures, surgical cancellations typically result in wasted time and resources. Pediatric surgery cancellations can be mitigated with proper preoperative screening and communication between nurses and patients' guardians. To reduce the rate of cancellation at our pediatric ambulatory surgery center, we implemented a Nurse-Patient Preoperative Call Log...
April 2017: AORN Journal
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