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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777975/geriatric-analysis-from-prodige-20-randomized-phase-ii-trial-evaluating-bevacizumab-chemotherapy-versus-chemotherapy-alone-in-older-patients-with-untreated-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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T Aparicio, O Bouché, E Francois, F Retornaz, E Barbier, J Taieb, S Kirscher, P-L Etienne, R Faroux, F Khemissa Akouz, F El Hajbi, C Locher, Y Rinaldi, T Lecomte, S Lavau-Denes, M Baconnier, A Oden-Gangloff, D Genet, L Bedenne, E Paillaud
BACKGROUND: Older patients have frailty characteristics that impair the transposition of treatment results found in younger patients. Predictive factors are needed to help with treatment choices for older patients. The PRODIGE 20 study is a randomized phase II study that evaluated chemotherapy associated with bevacizumab (BEV) or not (CT) in patients aged 75 years or older. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients underwent a geriatric assessment at randomization and at each evaluation...
May 16, 2018: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777740/rapid-response-systems
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REVIEW
Patrick G Lyons, Dana P Edelson, Matthew M Churpek
INTRODUCTION: Rapid response systems are commonly employed by hospitals to identify and respond to deteriorating patients outside of the intensive care unit. Controversy exists about the benefits of rapid response systems. AIMS: We aimed to review the current state of the rapid response literature, including evolving aspects of afferent (risk detection) and efferent (intervention) arms, outcome measurement, process improvement, and implementation. DATA SOURCES: Articles written in English and published in PubMed...
May 16, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777349/robot-assisted-laparoscopic-pyeloplasty-a-single-centre-experience
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Thomas Charles Wood, Nicholas Raison, Oussama El-Hage, Kamran Ahmed, Declan Cahill, Benjamin J Challacombe, Muhammad Shamim Khan, Prokar Dasgupta
BACKGROUND: Ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) is characterised by an obstruction compromising the passage of urine from the renal pelvis into the ureter, and can be corrected by Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty (RALP). We aimed to evaluate the surgical outcomes of RALP, and examine the rates of true pain resolution following the procedure. METHODS: We retrospectively explored the records of all patients who underwent RALP between April 2005 and January 2017...
May 17, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777298/aortic-elasticity-deterioration-proves-intrinsic-abnormality-of-the-ascending-aorta-in-pediatric-turner-syndrome-unrelated-to-the-aortic-valve-morphology
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Christiane Pees, Julian A Heno, Gabriele Häusler, Diana-Alexandra Ertl, Talin Gulesserian, Ina Michel-Behnke
Turner syndrome (TS) is a common genetic disorder in females with high incidence of ascending aortic dilatation and even dissection occurring as early as in the second decade. Known risk factors (RF) are bicuspid aortic valves (BAV), coarctation of the aorta (CoA), and arterial hypertension. Since 10% of dissections occur in patients without RF, an intrinsic aortic wall abnormality has been postulated. This study aimed to investigate the elasticity of the ascending aorta as a surrogate marker of aortic wall texture...
May 18, 2018: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777297/optical-coherence-tomography-in-stemi-with-bioresorbable-scaffold-possible-cause-of-coronary-flow-impairment-a-sub-study-from-the-prague-19-trial
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Marco Loffi, Petr Tousek, Tomas Budesinsky, Libor Lisa, Andrea Santangelo, Petr Widimsky, Viktor Kocka
This study assessed the Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) impact on the coronary flow in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) after bioresorbable scaffold implantation. Only few data about OCT use in STEMI are available and coronary flow before and after OCT is not well studied yet. 54 patients with OCT performed at the end of procedure from the Prague 19 trial were selected and coronary flow was evaluated as TIMI frame count (TFC) before and just after OCT. Significant increase in TIMI frame count after OCT [from 9...
May 18, 2018: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777282/ambulatory-intravenous-inotropic-support-and-or-levosimendan-in-pediatric-and-congenital-heart-failure-safety-survival-improvement-or-transplantation
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Sotiria C Apostolopoulou, George A Vagenakis, Alexandros Tsoutsinos, Felicia Kakava, Spyridon Rammos
End-stage heart failure (HF) frequently needs continuous inotropic support in hospital and has high morbidity and mortality in absence of heart transplantation. This study reports outcome, efficacy, and safety of continuous ambulatory inotropes (AI) and/or periodic levosimendan (LS) infusions in pediatric HF patients. The study included 27 patients, median age 9.4 (0.1-26.1) years, with severe HF (6 myocarditis, 13 dilated cardiomyopathy, 2 restrictive cardiomyopathy, 6 repaired congenital heart disease). Dobutamine and milrinone AI were administered in 21 patients through a permanent central catheter for median duration 1...
May 18, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776002/the-chaos-of-hospitalisation-for-patients-with-critical-limb-ischaemia-approaching-major-amputation
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Susan Monaro, Sandra West, Jana Pinkova, Janice Gullick
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To illuminate the hospital experience for patients and families when major amputation has been advised for critical limb ischaemia (CLI). BACKGROUND: CLI creates significant burden to the health system and the family, particularly as the person with CLI approaches amputation. Major amputation is often offered as a late intervention for CLI in response to the marked deterioration of an ischaemic limb, and functional decline from reduced mobility, intractable pain, infection and/or toxaemia...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775809/transient-asymptomatic-pulmonary-opacities-during-osimertinib-treatment-and-its-clinical-implication
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Hansang Lee, Ho Yun Lee, Jong-Mu Sun, Se-Hoon Lee, Youjin Kim, Song Ee Park, Jin Seok Ahn, Keunchil Park, Myung-Ju Ahn
INTRODUCTION: Osimertinib is an oral, potent, irreversible 3rd generation EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) approved for the treatment of T790M positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who failed 1st or 2nd generation EGFR TKIs. Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a rare complication with osimertinib, occurring in 1-3%. Recently, relatively high incidence of transient asymptomatic pulmonary opacities (TAPOs) which are different from ILD has been described. However, its clinical implication has not been fully determined yet...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775151/selection-of-endoscopic-or-transcranial-surgery-for-tuberculum-sellae-meningiomas-according-to-specific-anatomical-features-a-retrospective-multicenter-analysis-kosen-002
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Doo-Sik Kong, Chang-Ki Hong, Sang Duk Hong, Do-Hyun Nam, Jung-Il Lee, Ho Jun Seol, Jiwoong Oh, Dong Gyu Kim, Yong Hwy Kim
OBJECTIVE The endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) and the transcranial approach (TCA) are good options for the treatment of tuberculum sellae (TS) meningiomas. The objective of this study was to identify the key anatomical features in TS meningiomas and compare the two surgical approaches. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed clinical data in 178 patients with TS meningiomas treated at 3 institutions between January 2010 and July 2016. Patients with tumors encasing the internal carotid artery or anterior cerebral artery or involving the anterior clinoid process or cavernous sinus were excluded...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774817/bladder-reconstruction-with-bowel-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-ileocystoplasty-with-mitrofanoff-appendicovesicostomy-in-pediatric-patients
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Nimrod S Barashi, Maria Veronica Rodriguez, Vignesh T Packiam, Mohan S Gundeti
Neurogenic bladder occur as a consequence of several conditions, most commonly posterior urethral valves syndrome, spina bifida, tethered cord, sacral agenesis, and Arnold-Chiari malformation. It is characterized by diminished bladder capacity and/or reduced compliance, associated with high-pressure voiding that can lead to deterioration of renal function if left untreated. When medical management fails, bladder reconstruction with bowel (aumentation ileocystoplasty) becomes the treatment of choice for these patients...
May 2018: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774497/safety-of-commercial-airflight-in-patients-with-brain-tumors-a-case-series
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Michelle Phillips, Marlon Saria, Amy Eisenberg, Daniel F Kelly, Garni Barkhoudarian
INTRODUCTION: Patients with intracranial masses are often advised to avoid airflight due to concerns of worsening neurological symptoms or deterioration. However, many patients often travel cross-country or internationally to tertiary care centers for definitive care. This study assesses the safety of commercial airflight for brain and skull base tumor patients without severe or progressive neurological deficits. METHODS: Patients that had traveled to our institution for surgery via commercial airflight from 2014 to 2017 were identified...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774481/predicting-and-modifying-risk-for-development-of-renal-failure-in-boys-with-posterior-urethral-valves
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REVIEW
Christopher J Long, Diana K Bowen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to bring the reader up to date on the current risk factors for the development of renal deterioration in the boys with posterior urethral valves (PUV) and approaches to modify this risk. RECENT FINDINGS: Renal bladder ultrasound (RBUS) is routinely performed in boys with PUV and recent advancements allow imaging processing that can more accurately quantify renal parenchyma and correlate this with risk for renal loss...
May 17, 2018: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774416/restoration-of-proximal-periprosthetic-bone-loss-by-denosumab-in-cementless-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Satoshi Nagoya, Kenji Tateda, Shunichiro Okazaki, Ima Kosukegawa, Junya Shimizu, Toshihiko Yamashita
Denosumab contributed to the restoration of proximal periprosthetic bone loss around the femoral stem that were measured using a DEXA, especially in zone 7, at 1 year after cementless THA in elderly osteoporotic patients. INTRODUCTION: Although bone quality is an important issue in elderly osteoporotic patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty (THA) with a cementless stem, periprosthetic bone mineral density (BMD) in the proximal femur has been reported to be decreased by 15-40% postoperatively...
May 17, 2018: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774373/cardiovascular-system-changes-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-with-continued-low-disease-activity
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Małgorzata Biskup, Wojciech Biskup, Maria Majdan, Bożena Targońska-Stępniak
Systemic inflammation and disease activity seem to contribute to excessive prevalence of cardiovascular (CV) diseases (CVDs) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The objective of the study was to assess chosen CV parameters in RA patients who have continuous low disease activity. The study group consisted of 70 RA patients without known CVD and 33 healthy controls, of a comparable age. All RA patients had continued low disease activity (DAS28 ≤ 3.2) from 2 to 7 years. The groups were assessed for: blood pressure, serum amino-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), carotid intima media thickness (cIMT), electrocardiography (ECG), ejection fraction (EJ) and diastolic dysfunction (E/A ratio) in echocardiography...
May 17, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773148/personalized-treatment-outcomes-in-patients-with-somatoform-disorder-a-concept-mapping-study
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Sonja Klemm, Saskia van Broeckhuysen-Kloth, Sanne van Vliet, Lummy Oosterhuis, Rinie Geenen
OBJECTIVE: From a patient-centered perspective, treatment outcome measures in somatoform disorder need to be (1) personalized to the patient, (2) fit core problems that are targeted in therapy, and (3) reflect one's ability to adapt and self-manage anticipated deterioration. The aim of this study was to identify an encompassing set of treatment outcome variables in patients with somatoform disorder. METHODS: In-depth interviews yielded a comprehensive overview of 60 treatment outcomes that were sorted in a card sorting task according to similarity of meaning by 30 patients...
June 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772660/role-of-uremic-toxins-for-kidney-cardiovascular-and-bone-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Hideki Fujii, Shunsuke Goto, Masafumi Fukagawa
With decreasing kidney function, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mineral bone disorders frequently emerge in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). For these patients, in addition to the traditional risk factors, non-traditional CKD-specific risk factors are also associated with such diseases and conditions. One of these non-traditional risk factors is the accumulation of uremic toxins (UTs). In addition, the accumulation of UTs further deteriorates kidney function. Recently, a huge number of UTs have been identified...
May 16, 2018: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772365/location-of-thalamic-hemorrhage-impacts-prognosis
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Brandon L Neisewander, Kimberly Hu, Zach Tan, Jack Zakrzewski, Pouyan Kheirkhah, Prateek Kumar, Miloni Shah, Douglas Cotanche, Kalpesh Shah, Darian R Esfahani, Ankit I Mehta
OBJECT: Approximately 12% of intracerebral hemorrhages (ICH) occur in the thalamus. Understanding the anatomical regions involved with thalamic hemorrhages is potentially useful, offering the physician a more accurate prognosis for patient outcomes. This study was performed to determine if thalamic hemorrhage location observed on a computed tomography scan (CT) is predictive of neurologic outcomes. METHODS: A sample of 168 thalamic hemorrhage patients admitted to a tertiary care center was analyzed...
May 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771722/detection-of-deteriorating-patients-on-surgical-wards-outside-the-icu-by-an-automated-mews-based-early-warning-system-with-paging-functionality
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Axel R Heller, Sören T Mees, Benjamin Lauterwald, Christian Reeps, Thea Koch, Jürgen Weitz
BACKGROUND: The establishment of early warning systems in hospitals was strongly recommended in recent guidelines to detect deteriorating patients early and direct them to adequate care. Upon reaching predefined trigger criteria, Medical Emergency Teams (MET) should be notified and directed to these patients. The present study analyses the effect of introducing an automated multiparameter early warning score (MEWS)-based early warning system with paging functionality on 2 wards hosting patients recovering from highly complex surgical interventions...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770568/injection-of-synthetic-mesenchymal-stem-cell-mitigates-osteoporosis-in-rats-after-ovariectomy
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Miaoda Shen, Ronghuan Wu, Rilong Jin, Jun Pan, Fang Guo, Zhuoyang Li, Xiangjin Lin, Sanzhong Xu
Osteoporosis is a severe skeletal disorder. Patients have a low bone mineral density and bone structural deterioration. Mounting lines of evidence suggest that inappropriate apoptosis of osteoblasts/osteocytes leads to maladaptive bone remodelling in osteoporosis. It has been suggested that transplantation of stem cells, including mesenchymal stem cells, may alter the trajectory of bone remoulding and mitigate osteoporosis in animal models. However, stem cells needed to be carefully stored and characterized before usage...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770431/outcome-in-lacunar-stroke-a-cohort-study
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V Mantero, C Scaccabarozzi, E Botto, G Giussani, A Aliprandi, A Lunghi, E Ciusani, G Brenna, A Salmaggi
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated a prospective cohort of 150 patients under observation in our centre for lacunar strokes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcome at time of discharge and 6 months after lacunar stroke, as well as the correlation with cardiovascular risk factors and selected biochemical parameters already evaluated on admission. Focus was to identify possible prognostic factors, which might be targeted through appropriate intervention concentrating on reduction in the incidence and impact of early clinical deterioration...
May 16, 2018: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
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