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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232166/revisiting-knowledge-attitudes-and-practice-kap-on-human-papillomavirus-hpv-vaccination-among-female-university-students-in-hong-kong
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Jonathan Tin Chi Leung, Law Chi-Kin
Despite cervical cancer can be preventable by HPV vaccination, little is known on its associated factors among young females in Hong Kong. This study aimed to investigate the present situation regarding the self-reported knowledge, attitudes and practice (KAP) of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and to examine their associated factors among female university students in Hong Kong. 195 respondents were recruited to complete a self-administered questionnaire from two local universities through convenience sampling...
December 12, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230425/neuroprotective-potential-of-gentongping-in-rat-model-of-cervical-spondylotic-radiculopathy-targeting-ppar-%C3%AE-pathway
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Wen Sun, Kang Zheng, Bin Liu, Danping Fan, Hui Luo, Xiaoyuan Qu, Li Li, Xiaojuan He, Jianfeng Yi, Cheng Lu
Cervical spondylotic radiculopathy (CSR) is the most general form of spinal degenerative disease and is characterized by pain and numbness of the neck and arm. Gentongping (GTP) granule, as a classical Chinese patent medicine, has been widely used in curing CSR, whereas the underlying mechanism remains unclear. Therefore, the aim of this study is to explore the pharmacological mechanisms of GTP on CSR. The rat model of CSR was induced by spinal cord injury (SCI). Our results showed that GTP could significantly alleviate spontaneous pain as well as ameliorate gait...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229118/clinical-predictors-of-lymph-node-metastasis-and-survival-rate-in-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma-analysis-of-3607-patients-at-a-single-institution
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Yanan Xu, Le Xu, Jiadong Wang
BACKGROUND: The treatment of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) patients is controversial, as PTMC is often found incidentally and its prognosis is quite good. Because lymph node metastasis (LNM) is one of the main predictors of recurrence and impacts the survival rate of PTMC patients, this study aims to retrospectively identify the clinical factors that increase the risk of LNM and/or recurrence and can then be used to separate clinically unfavorable PTMCs from the rest and to help guide their treatment accordingly...
January 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228737/reduced-m6a-mrna-methylation-is-correlated-with-the-progression-of-human-cervical-cancer
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Xiuli Wang, Zenghui Li, Beihua Kong, Chen Song, Jianglin Cong, Jianqing Hou, Shaoguang Wang
The m6A mRNA methylation involves in mRNA splicing, degradation and translation. Recent studies have revealed that reduced m6A mRNA methylation might promote cancer development. However, the role of m6A mRNA methylation in cervical cancer development remains unknown. Therefore, we investigated the role of m6A methylation in cervical cancer in the current study. We first evaluated the m6A mRNA methylation level in 286 pairs of cervical cancer samples and their adjacent normal tissues by dot blot assay. Then the role of m6A on patient survival rates and cervical cancer progression were assessed...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226335/cancer-incidence-in-northern-thailand-results-from-six-population-based-cancer-registries-1993-2012
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Donsuk Pongnikorn, Karnchana Daoprasert, Narate Waisri, Mathieu Laversanne, Freddie Bray
Rapid changes in social and economic development have led to cancer becoming a major cause of national morbidity and mortality in Thailand. Cancer registries have been critical in documenting subnational cancer patterns and transitions in the country; with the establishment of six registries in northern Thailand, a comprehensive assessment of the scale and profile of cancer is now possible in the region. Cancers of the liver, lung, colorectum, breast and cervix were the major cancers 2008-12, although variations in the profiles of cancer were observed, with a very high incidence of liver cancer seen among males in Phrae, corresponding to one in 11 men developing the disease in a lifetime...
December 11, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225877/hirayama-disease-diagnostic-essentials-in-neuroimaging
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Stylianos Kapetanakis, Danae Chourmouzi, Aikaterini Terzoudi, Nikiforos Georgiou, Eirini Giovannopoulou
A 22-year-old male presented with progressive muscular weakness of the upper extremities. MRI of the cervical spine established the final diagnosis of Hirayama disease (HD). HD is a rare disease with benign progress. Neurologists and radiologists should be aware of the specific neuroimaging signs of this rare clinical entity.
December 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225809/venous-air-embolism-related-to-the-use-of-central-catheters-revisited-with-emphasis-on-dialysis-catheters
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REVIEW
Steve Siu-Man Wong, Hau C Kwaan, Todd S Ing
Venous air embolism is a dreaded condition particularly relevant to the field of nephrology. In the face of a favourable, air-to-blood pressure gradient and an abnormal communication between the atmosphere and the veins, air entrance into the circulation is common and can bring about venous air embolism. These air emboli can migrate to different areas through three major routes: pulmonary circulation, paradoxical embolism and retrograde ascension to the cerebral venous system. The frequent undesirable outcome of this disease entity, despite timely and aggressive treatment, signifies the importance of understanding the underlying pathophysiological mechanism and of the implementation of various preventive measures...
December 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225071/clinical-characteristics-of-pulmonary-mycobacterium-lentiflavum-disease-in-adult-patients
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Kazuma Yagi, Kozo Morimoto, Makoto Ishii, Ho Namkoong, Satoshi Okamori, Takanori Asakura, Shoji Suzuki, Takahiro Asami, Yoshifumi Uwamino, Yohei Funatsu, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Hirofumi Kamata, Tomoyasu Nishimura, Tomoko Betsuyaku, Atsuyuki Kurashima, Naoki Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium lentiflavum organisms are slow-growing nontuberculous mycobacteria often associated with immunocompromised state and cervical lymphadenitis in young children. However, little is known about the clinical importance of pulmonary infection with M. lentiflavum in adults. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of all adults who met the diagnostic criteria of pulmonary M. lentiflavum disease at Keio University Hospital and Fukujuji Hospital from 2001 to 2015...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224804/clinical-implications-of-pathologic-factors-after-thyroid-lobectomy-in-patients-with-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Young Min Park, Doh Young Lee, Kyung Ho Oh, Jae-Gu Cho, Seung-Kuk Baek, Soon-Young Kwon, Kwang-Yoon Jung, Jeong-Soo Woo
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the clinical and prognostic significance of pathologic factors by analyzing the treatment results of patients who underwent thyroid lobectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data from 734 patients diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer who underwent thyroid lobectomy at Korea University Hospital from January 2004 to December 2016. RESULTS: A total of 734 patients were included in the study and their mean age was 44...
December 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224696/spinal-pain-and-its-impact-on-older-people
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REVIEW
Manuela L Ferreira, Katie de Luca
The term 'spinal pain' collectively includes the cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral regions of the spine. The majority of older people experience spinal pain, and with an increasing proportion of older people, the prevalence of spinal conditions are expected to increase in the coming decades. Musculoskeletal conditions of the spine in the older patient commonly include osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis, and the result of these degenerative diseases includes pain, stiffness and a decreased ability to engage in everyday activities...
April 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222937/preoperative-t1-slope-as-a-predictor-of-change-in-cervical-alignment-and-range-of-motion-after-cervical-disc-arthroplasty
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Jianhui Zhao, Rui Jiang, Yuhui Yang, Rui Gu, Zhongli Gao, Jianlin Xiao, Shangjun Chen, Modi Yang
BACKGROUND This study analyzed the effect of preoperative T1 slope on cervical alignment and range of motion (ROM) after cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) in patients with cervical degenerative disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS This retrospective study included 32 patients with single-level symptomatic cervical disc disease who underwent CDA with the Mobi-C cervical disc prosthesis and had a mean follow-up of 26.8±6.4 months. Standing lateral, flexion, and extension X-rays of the cervical spine were obtained preoperatively and postoperatively at 24-month follow-up...
December 9, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222647/bevacizumab-for-recurrent-persistent-or-advanced-cervical-cancer-reproducibility-of-gog-240-study-results-in-real-world-patients
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A Godoy-Ortiz, Y Plata, J Alcaide, A Galeote, B Pajares, E Saez, E Alba, A Sánchez-Muñoz
PURPOSE: Bevacizumab is the only therapeutic target approved for patients with persistent, recurrent or advanced cervical cancer from a phase III study that combined with chemotherapy; it proves a significant increase in overall survival. To retrospectively assess the efficacy and safety of bevacizumab as the first-line treatment in patients from usual clinical practice with recurrent/persistent or advanced cervical cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Treatment consisted of cisplatin 50 mg/m2 or carboplatin AUC 5 plus paclitaxel 175 mg/m2 for 6-8 cycles and bevacizumab 15 mg/kg every 3 weeks up to progression or unacceptable toxicity...
December 8, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222045/challenges-in-risk-estimation-using-routinely-collected-clinical-data-the-example-of-estimating-cervical-cancer-risks-from-electronic-health-records
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Rebecca Landy, Li C Cheung, Mark Schiffman, Julia C Gage, Noorie Hyun, Nicolas Wentzensen, Walter K Kinney, Philip E Castle, Barbara Fetterman, Nancy E Poitras, Thomas Lorey, Peter D Sasieni, Hormuzd A Katki
Electronic health-records (EHR) are increasingly used by epidemiologists studying disease following surveillance testing to provide evidence for screening intervals and referral guidelines. Although cost-effective, undiagnosed prevalent disease and interval censoring (in which asymptomatic disease is only observed at the time of testing) raise substantial analytic issues when estimating risk that cannot be addressed using Kaplan-Meier methods. Based on our experience analysing EHR from cervical cancer screening, we previously proposed the logistic-Weibull model to address these issues...
December 5, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220729/comparison-of-dynamic-cervical-implant-versus-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-for-the-treatment-of-single-level-cervical-degenerative-disc-disease-a-five-year-follow-up
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Ce Zhu, Xi Yang, Lei Wang, Bo-Wen Hu, Li-Min Liu, Lin-Nan Wang, Hao Liu, Yue-Ming Song
OBJECTIVE: To compare clinical and radiographic outcomes of dynamic cervical implant(DCI) with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion(ACDF) in the treatment of single-level cervical degenerative disc disease (CDDD) 5 years after surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-three patients with DCI were matched one-to-one with patients with ACDF based on age, gender, and operative segment in this retrospective study. All patients had been followed up for more than 5 years...
December 5, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219123/chronic-cuffing-of-cervical-vagus-nerve-inhibits-efferent-fiber-integrity-in-rat-model
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Jesse Paul Somann, Gabriel Albors, Kaitlyn Neihouser, Kun-Han Lu, Zhongming Liu, Matthew Peter Ward, Abigail Durkes, J Paul Robinson, Terry Powley, Pedro Irazoqui
Numerous studies of vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) have been published showing it to be a potential treatment for chronic inflammation and other related diseases and disorders. Studies in recent years have shown that electrical stimulation of the vagal efferent fibers can artificially modulate cytokine levels and reduce systematic inflammation. Most VNS research in the treatment of inflammation have been acute studies on rodent subjects. Our study tested VNS on freely moving animals by stimulating and recording from the cervical vagus with nerve cuff electrodes over an extended period of time...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218392/unusual-circumstances-to-diagnose-cervical-pott-s-disease
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Mohamed Ali Kedous, Ahmed Msakni, Wael Chebbi, Mourad Zaraa, Mohsen Trabelsi
Tuberculous spondylodiscitis usually affects the dorso-lumbar spine, and its cervical location is a rare condition that can mimic other diseases and consequently cause treatment delays. We report a case of tuberculous spondylodiscitis of the lower cervical spine discovered under unusual circumstances in a patient with severe polytrauma involving a cranio-cerebral trauma, a non-displaced fracture of the two laminæ and the spinous process of the C6 vertebrae as well as fibular and tibial shaft fractures. The patient underwent static tibial nailing, and a collar with occipital and chin supports was applied...
December 7, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217748/lower-arterial-cross-sectional-area-of-carotid-and-vertebral-arteries-and-higher-frequency-of-secondary-neck-vessels-are-associated-with-multiple-sclerosis
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P Belov, D Jakimovski, J Krawiecki, C Magnano, J Hagemeier, L Pelizzari, B Weinstock-Guttman, R Zivadinov
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Arterial and neck vessel system characteristics of patients with multiple sclerosis have not been previously investigated. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the frequency of neck vessels and their cross-sectional areas (in square millimeters) between patients with MS and healthy controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, 193 patients with MS and 193 age- and sex-matched healthy controls underwent 2D TOF venography at 3T...
December 7, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216880/cost-effectiveness-of-human-papilloma-virus-hpv-vaccination-in-nigeria-a-decision-analysis-using-pragmatic-parameter-estimates-for-cost-and-programme-coverage
#18
Obinna I Ekwunife, Stefan K Lhachimi
BACKGROUND: World Health Organisation recommends routine Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination for girls when its cost-effectiveness in the country or region has been duly considered. We therefore aimed to evaluate cost-effectiveness of HPV vaccination in Nigeria using pragmatic parameter estimates for cost and programme coverage, i.e. realistically achievable in the studied context. METHODS: A microsimulation frame-work was used. The natural history for cervical cancer disease was remodelled from a previous Nigerian model-based study...
December 8, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216503/clinical-and-radiographic-comparison-of-cervical-disc-arthroplasty-with-prestige-lp-disc-and-anterior-cervical-fusion-a-minimum-6-year-follow-up-study
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Junfeng Zeng, Hao Liu, Beiyu Wang, Yuxiao Deng, Chen Ding, Hua Chen, Yi Yang, Ying Hong, Ning Ning
OBJECTIVES: To retrospectively compare the long-term clinical and radiographic outcomes of cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) with Prestige-LP Disc and anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) for single-level cervical degenerative disc disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ninety-eight patients (45 CDA and 53 ACDF) with a minimum 6-year follow-up were included. Clinical evaluations included Japanese Orthopedic Association (JOA), visual analogue scale (VAS), and Neck Disability Index (NDI) scores...
December 4, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215497/gender-differences-for-anterior-cervical-fusion-complications-and-length-of-stay
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Bryce A Basques, Fady Y Hijji, Benjamin Khechen, Brittany E Haws, Benjamin C Mayo, Dustin H Massel, Philip K Louie, Kaitlyn L Cardinal, Jordan A Guntin, Kern Singh
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort OBJECTIVE.: To assess differences in baseline characteristics between genders of patients undergoing anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and risk factors for adverse outcomes according to gender. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ACDF is a common treatment for cervical spine disease. To reduce the rate of complications, risk factors associated for adverse events have been identified. However, few studies have examined the risk for inferior outcomes or complications following ACDF by gender...
December 5, 2017: Spine
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