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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330009/the-almanach-project-preliminary-results-and-potentiality-from-afghanistan
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A Bernasconi, F Crabbé, R Rossi, I Qani, A Vanobberghen, M Raab, S Du Mortier
INTRODUCTION: ALMANACH (ALgorithms for the MANagement of Acute CHildhood illnesses) is an electronic version of IMCI (Integrated Management of Childhood Illness) running on tablets. ALMANACH enhances its concept, it integrates well into health staff's daily consultation work and facilitates diagnosis and treatment. ALMANACH informs when to refer a child or to perform a rapid diagnostic test (RDT), recommends the right treatment dosage and synchronizes collected data real time with a Health Management Information System (DHIS2) for epidemiological evaluation and decision making...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324212/managing-patients-with-oligometastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Sarah Jo Stephens, Michael J Moravan, Joseph K Salama
Metastatic lung cancer has long been considered incurable, with the goal of treatment being palliation. However, a clinically meaningful number of these patients with limited metastases (approximately 25%) are living long term after definitive treatment to all sites of active disease. These patients with so-called oligometastatic disease likely represent a distinct clinical group who may possess a more indolent biology compared with their more widely metastatic counterparts. Hellman and Weichselbaum proposed the existence of the oligometastatic state, on the basis of the spectrum theory of cancer spread...
January 2018: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316747/immunotherapy-for-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
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REVIEW
Antonio Bertoletti, Nina Le Bert
While new therapies for chronic hepatitis C virus infection have delivered remarkable cure rates, curative therapies for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection remain a distant goal. Although current direct antiviral therapies are very efficient in controlling viral replication and limiting the progression to cirrhosis, these treatments require lifelong administration due to the frequent viral rebound upon treatment cessation, and immune modulation with interferon is only effective in a subgroup of patients...
January 11, 2018: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305922/gold-nanoparticle-should-understand-protein-corona-for-being-a-clinical-nanomaterial
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Fahimeh Charbgoo, Mojgan Nejabat, Khalil Abnous, Fatemeh Soltani, Seyed Mohammad Taghdisi, Mona Alibolandi, W Thomas Shier, Terry W J Steele, Mohammad Ramezani
Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have attracted great attention in biomedical fields due to their unique properties. However, there are few reports on clinical trial of these nanoparticles. In vivo, AuNPs face complex biological fluids containing abundant proteins, which challenge the prediction of their fate that is known as "bio-identity". These proteins attach onto the AuNPs surface forming protein corona that makes the first step of nano-bio interface and dictates the subsequent AuNPs fate. Protein corona formation even stealth active targeting effect of AuNPs...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302602/what-are-the-ethical-questions-raised-by-the-integration-of-intensive-care-into-advance-care-planning
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Jean-Pierre Quenot, Fiona Ecarnot, Nicolas Meunier-Beillard, Auguste Dargent, Audrey Large, Pascal Andreu, Jean-Philippe Rigaud
A major goal of intensive care units (ICUs) is to offer optimal management, but for many patients admitted to the ICU, they are unlikely to yield any lasting benefit. In this context, the ICU physician remains a key intermediary, particularly when a decision regarding possible limitation or withdrawal of life-sustaining therapy becomes necessary. The possibility of admission to the ICU, and the type of care the patient would like to receive there, should be integrated into the healthcare project in agreement with the patient, regardless of the stage of disease that the patient suffers from...
December 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302119/teg-directed-transfusion-in-complex-cardiac-surgery-impact-on-blood-product-usage
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Kevin Fleming, Roberta E Redfern, Rebekah L March, Nathan Bobulski, Michael Kuehne, John T Chen, Michael Moront
Complex cardiac procedures often require blood transfusion because of surgical bleeding or coagulopathy. Thrombelastography (TEG) was introduced in our institution to direct transfusion management in cardiothoracic surgery. The goal of this study was to quantify the effect of TEG on transfusion rates peri- and postoperatively. All patients who underwent complex cardiac surgery, defined as open multiple valve repair/replacement, coronary artery bypass grafting with open valve repair/replacement, or aortic root/arch repair before and after implementation of TEG were identified and retrospectively analyzed...
December 2017: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298691/volition-adaptive-control-for-gait-training-using-wearable-exoskeleton-preliminary-tests-with-incomplete-spinal-cord-injury-individuals
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Vijaykumar Rajasekaran, Eduardo López-Larraz, Fernando Trincado-Alonso, Joan Aranda, Luis Montesano, Antonio J Del-Ama, Jose L Pons
BACKGROUND: Gait training for individuals with neurological disorders is challenging in providing the suitable assistance and more adaptive behaviour towards user needs. The user specific adaptation can be defined based on the user interaction with the orthosis and by monitoring the user intentions. In this paper, an adaptive control model, commanded by the user intention, is evaluated using a lower limb exoskeleton with incomplete spinal cord injury individuals (SCI). METHODS: A user intention based adaptive control model has been developed and evaluated with 4 incomplete SCI individuals across 3 sessions of training per individual...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29294519/-evaluation-of-the-effect-of-early-goal-directed-therapy-in-patients-with-paraquat-poisoning
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September 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287803/transcriptional-profile-of-in-vitro-expanded-human-epidermal-progenitor-cells-for-the-treatment-of-non-healing-wounds
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Paulina Langa, Anna Wardowska, Jacek Zieliński, Justyna Podolak-Popinigis, Piotr Sass, Paweł Sosnowski, Karolina Kondej, Alicja Renkielska, Paweł Sachadyn, Piotr Trzonkowski, Michał Pikuła
BACKGROUND: Epidermal progenitor cells (EPCs) have been under extensive investigation due to their increasing potential of application in medicine and biotechnology. Cultured human EPCs are used in the treatment of chronic wounds and have recently became a target for gene therapy and toxicological studies. One of the challenges in EPCs culture is to provide a high number of undifferentiated, progenitor cells displaying high viability and significant biological activity. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to characterize the in vitro cultured progenitor cells and to assess whether the cells with the progenitor phenotype are able to enhance wound healing...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287014/treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-children-a-position-paper-by-the-hepatology-committee-of-european-society-of-paediatric-gastroenterology-hepatology-and-nutrition
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Giuseppe Indolfi, Loreto Hierro, Antal Dezsofi, Jörg Jahnel, Dominique Debray, Nedim Hadzic, Piotr Czubowski, Girish Gupte, Yael Mozer-Glassberg, Wendy van der Woerd, Françoise Smets, Henkjan J Verkade, Björn Fischler
OBJECTIVES: In 2017, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of the fixed-dose combination of ledipasvir/sofosbuvir and of the combination of sofosbuvir and ribavirin for treatment of adolescents (12-17 years, weighing more than 35 kg) with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1, 4, 5 and 6 and genotype 2 and 3 infections, respectively. Although trials with direct acting antivirals (DAAs) are ongoing for younger children, the only available treatment in US and Europe for those < 12 years is still the dual therapy of pegylated interferon (PEG IFN) and ribavirin...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285458/sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-inhibitors-moving-beyond-the-glycemic-treatment-goal
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REVIEW
Vishal Gupta, William Canovatchel, B N Lokesh, Ravi Santani, Nishant Garodia
Revelations of the multifactorial pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) that extend beyond the role of insulin and glucose utilization have been crucial in redefining the treatment paradigm. The focus of treatment is currently directed towards achieving wide-ranging targets encompassing the management of cardiovascular comorbidities that have been evidenced as indispensable aspects of T2DM. While most currently prescribed antihyperglycemic agents have little or no effect on reducing cardiovascular risks, some have been associated with undesirable effects on common risk factors such as weight gain and cardiovascular sequelae...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284495/tumor-treating-fields-ttfields-delay-dna-damage-repair-following-radiation-treatment-of-glioma-cells
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Moshe Giladi, Mijal Munster, Rosa S Schneiderman, Tali Voloshin, Yaara Porat, Roni Blat, Katarzyna Zielinska-Chomej, Petra Hååg, Ze'ev Bomzon, Eilon D Kirson, Uri Weinberg, Kristina Viktorsson, Rolf Lewensohn, Yoram Palti
BACKGROUND: Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) are an anti-neoplastic treatment modality delivered via application of alternating electric fields using insulated transducer arrays placed directly on the skin in the region surrounding the tumor. A Phase 3 clinical trial has demonstrated the effectiveness of continuous TTFields application in patients with glioblastoma during maintenance treatment with Temozolomide. The goal of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of combining TTFields with radiation treatment (RT) in glioma cells...
December 29, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282510/changes-in-clinical-practice-reduce-the-rate-of-anastomotic-leakage-after-colorectal-resections
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Henrik Iversen, Madelene Ahlberg, Marja Lindqvist, Christian Buchli
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leakage is a serious clinical problem after colorectal resections and is associated with a significantly increased length of stay, morbidity and mortality. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of changes in clinical practice on anastomotic leakage rate after colorectal resections. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study based on prospectively collected data. All 894 patients with primary anastomosis after colorectal resection at a tertiary referral center between 2006 and 2013 were analyzed...
December 28, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279063/evaluating-satisfaction-of-patients-with-hereditary-angioedema-with-their-past-and-present-treatments-implications-for-future-therapies
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Jaison Jose, Erik B Lehman, Timothy Craig
BACKGROUND: Ever-expanding armamentarium of treatments for hereditary angioedema (HAE) are associated with various adverse effects, issues with vascular access, or lack of self-administration. OBJECTIVE: To understand patients' impressions and confidence in their past and present treatments, and identifying adverse events while also directly asking patients to reveal their hope for the future of HAE management and treatments. METHODS: After institutional review board approval, all subjects with laboratory-confirmed HAE were mailed a survey that they completed and returned to the researchers, and data were collected and entered into a secure online web application for surveys...
January 1, 2018: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275640/lost-in-translation-a-critical-look-at-the-role-that-animal-models-of-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-play-in-current-drug-discovery-strategies
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Kurt Leroy Hoffman, Hugo Cano-Ramírez
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a severe neuropsychiatric illness estimated to affect between 1-3% of the population. In today's literature, there are a number well-validated and convincing animal models of OCD described. Areas covered: Herein, the authors look at the role that animal models of OCD (including transgenic models, deer mouse stereotypy, quinpirole sensitization, post-training signal attenuation, and mouse marble burying) have played in determining the current directions of OCD drug discovery...
December 23, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274408/modelling-the-elimination-of-hepatitis-c-as-a-public-health-threat-in-iceland-a-goal-attainable-by-2020
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Nick Scott, Sigurður Ólafsson, Magnús Gottfreðsson, Thorarinn Tyrfingsson, Valgerdur Rúnarsdóttir, Ingunn Hansdottir, Ubaldo Benitez Hernandez, Guðrún Sigmundsdóttir, Margaret Hellard
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: In Iceland a nationwide program has been launched offering direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment for everyone living with hepatitis C virus (HCV). We estimate (1) the time and treatment scale-up required to achieve the World Health Organization's HCV elimination target of an 80% reduction in incidence; and (2) the ongoing frequency of HCV testing and harm reduction coverage among people who inject drugs (PWID) required to minimize the likelihood of future HCV outbreaks occurring...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260603/efficacy-of-the-cognitive-orientation-to-daily-occupational-performance-with-brazilian-children-with-developmental-coordination-disorder
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Clarice Ribeiro Soares Araújo, Ana Amélia Cardoso, Lívia de Castro Magalhães
BACKGROUND: Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) have difficulties performing daily activities which reflects negatively on participation, impacting their lives. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effects of the cognitive orientation to daily occupational performance Approach (CO-OP Approach) protocol on occupational performance and satisfaction of Brazilian children who have DCD; to examine whether children could transfer strategies and skills learned during CO-OP to untrained goals...
December 20, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259711/recent-advances-in-the-treatment-of-skin-involvement-in-systemic-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Yoshihide Asano
Skin fibrosis is a devastating clinical condition commonly seen in skin-restricted and systemic disorders. The goal of skin fibrosis treatment is the restoration of abnormally activated dermal fibroblasts producing the excessive amount of extracellular matrix, which is generally a final consequence of the complex disease process including the activation of vascular and immune systems. Among various skin fibrotic conditions, the molecular mechanisms underlying dermal fibroblast activation have been mostly well studied in systemic sclerosis (SSc)...
2017: Inflammation and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258560/a-clinical-series-using-intensive-neurorehabilitation-to-promote-functional-motor-and-cognitive-skills-in-three-girls-with-cask-mutation
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Stephanie C DeLuca, Dory A Wallace, Mary Rebekah Trucks, Konark Mukherjee
OBJECTIVES: Children with microcephaly face lifelong psychomotor, cognitive, and communications skills disabilities. Etiology of microcephaly is heterogeneous but presentation often includes seizures, hypotonia, ataxia, stereotypic movements, attention deficits, excitability, cognitive delays, and poor communication skills. Molecular diagnostics have outpaced available interventions and most children receive generic physical, speech, and occupational therapies with little attention to the efficacy of such treatments...
December 19, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239004/providing-comprehensive-medication-management-in-telehealth
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Melissa E Badowski, Scot Walker, Shaffeeulah Bacchus, Sandy Bartlett, Juliana Chan, Kelly A Cochran, Scott Coon, Michelle Liedtke, Brad Phillips, Taylor White
The goal of this white paper is to provide direction for clinical pharmacists providing telehealth. Telehealth care is rapidly emerging to improve patient access to health care and optimize patient health outcomes. With the increasing ability to access electronic health record portals, as many as 75 million telehealth encounters are expected in North America annually. Although electronic "point of access" undoubtedly increases the use of medical and pharmacy services, the real value of telehealth lies in improved access to patients in remote areas lacking adequate medical and pharmacy services and to high-risk patients requiring frequent monitoring...
December 14, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
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