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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095171/drug-interaction-database-sensitivity-with-oral-antineoplastics-an-exploratory-analysis
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John B Bossaer, Christan M Thomas
PURPOSE: Drug interactions are a concern in oncology with the shift toward oral antineoplastics (OAs). Using electronic databases to screen for drug interactions with OAs is a common practice. There is little literature to guide clinicians on the reliability of these systems with OAs. The primary objective of this study was to explore the sensitivity of commonly available drug interaction databases in detecting drug interactions with OAs. METHODS: A list of 20 drug interactions with OAs was developed by two Board-certified oncology pharmacists...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072612/prophylactic-antibiotics-for-enucleation-and-evisceration-a-retrospective-study-and-systematic-literature-review
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Brett Pariseau, Barry Fox, Jonathan Dutton
PURPOSE: To report surgical site infection (SSI) rates of eviscerations and enucleations with implants performed without perioperative intravenous (IV) antibiotics or postoperative oral antibiotics, and to give SSI prevention recommendations. METHODS: A single-center retrospective chart review was performed after obtaining institutional review board approval. Charts were found by Current Procedural Terminology codes. Demographics, surgical indication, procedure, implant, antibiotic use, and postoperative course were recorded...
January 6, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049678/the-relationship-between-mock-boards-and-clinical-board-examinations-in-dental-hygiene-education
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Victoria M Martin, Ellen J Rogo, Kathleen O Hodges, Neill F Piland, Sharon E Osborn Popp
Research on the effectiveness of clinical mock boards for future oral health professionals is conflicting and limited. Despite this, U.S. dental hygiene programs rely on clinical mock board experiences as essential components for preparing students for their clinical board examinations. Differences in programs' mock board characteristics may relate to board exam outcomes. The validity and reliability of mock boards can be questioned when deviations from exam criteria and procedures are made and grading mechanisms are not consistent...
January 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048799/mo-f-201-02-panel-member
#4
L Padilla
: The goal of this session is to provide guidance to medical physicists undergoing the American Board of Radiology certification process in therapeutic medical physics. This panel discussion will focus on parts 2 (computer-based) and 3 (oral) of the examination. Unlike the latter portions of the exam which are specialty-driven, part 1 is universal for all medical physics fields and will not be addressed. This session is structured into different topics that aim to guide the participants on how to successfully prepare for the board exams...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048143/mo-f-201-03-panel-member
#5
M Studenski
: The goal of this session is to provide guidance to medical physicists undergoing the American Board of Radiology certification process in therapeutic medical physics. This panel discussion will focus on parts 2 (computer-based) and 3 (oral) of the examination. Unlike the latter portions of the exam which are specialty-driven, part 1 is universal for all medical physics fields and will not be addressed. This session is structured into different topics that aim to guide the participants on how to successfully prepare for the board exams...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048118/mo-f-201-04-panel-member
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T McNutt
: The goal of this session is to provide guidance to medical physicists undergoing the American Board of Radiology certification process in therapeutic medical physics. This panel discussion will focus on parts 2 (computer-based) and 3 (oral) of the examination. Unlike the latter portions of the exam which are specialty-driven, part 1 is universal for all medical physics fields and will not be addressed. This session is structured into different topics that aim to guide the participants on how to successfully prepare for the board exams...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047406/mo-f-201-00-panel-discussion-preparing-for-parts-2-and-3-of-the-abr-therapy-medical-physics-exam
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Laura Padilla, Joshua Evans
: The goal of this session is to provide guidance to medical physicists undergoing the American Board of Radiology certification process in therapeutic medical physics. This panel discussion will focus on parts 2 (computer-based) and 3 (oral) of the examination. Unlike the latter portions of the exam which are specialty-driven, part 1 is universal for all medical physics fields and will not be addressed. This session is structured into different topics that aim to guide the participants on how to successfully prepare for the board exams...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046799/su-f-j-104-weekly-mri-for-dose-assessment-of-organs-at-risk-during-treatment-of-hn-cancer-of-the-oropharynx
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K Ludwig, J Li, P Venigalla, J Zhang, X Tang, N Tyagi, S Fontenla, N Lee, Z Saleh
PURPOSE: Investigate the feasibility of using weekly MRI to assess dose to organs at risk utilizing deformable image registration. METHODS: Sixteen H&N patients with oropharyngeal cancer were imaged on a 3T MR scanner using T2W and mDIXON sequence. Patients were imaged on a weekly basis in treatment position. Parotids (LP & RP), submandibular glands (LS, RS), and oral cavity (OC) were delineated on the weekly MR and reviewed by a board certified radiation oncologist...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046742/mo-f-201-01-panel-member
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J Evans
: The goal of this session is to provide guidance to medical physicists undergoing the American Board of Radiology certification process in therapeutic medical physics. This panel discussion will focus on parts 2 (computer-based) and 3 (oral) of the examination. Unlike the latter portions of the exam which are specialty-driven, part 1 is universal for all medical physics fields and will not be addressed. This session is structured into different topics that aim to guide the participants on how to successfully prepare for the board exams...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042980/extensive-regional-metastasis-of-high-grade-mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-of-an-unknown-primary%C3%A2-tumor
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Naseem Ghazali, Alyssa Flashburg, Robert A Ord
PURPOSE: Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) is the most common salivary carcinoma. It arises most frequently in the major salivary glands but can also arise in minor glands or intraosseous sites. MEC of an unknown primary occurs very rarely. The present report documents only the third case reported in medical studies. METHODS: A 66-year-old man with previous carcinoma in situ (CIS) of the left posterior oral tongue that had been excised in 2004 and again in 2010 presented with a hard lymph node, 3 × 2 cm at level II of the right neck in July 2015...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025925/contemporary-trends-in-oral-antiplatelet-agent-use-in-patients-treated-with-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Kibum Kim, Todd A Lee, Daniel R Touchette, Robert J DiDomenico, Amer K Ardati, Surrey M Walton
BACKGROUND: Recent trials demonstrated the efficacy of prasugrel and ticagrelor compared with clopidogrel in the reduction of cardiovascular complications in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However, it is unclear how use of the 3 antiplatelet medications has changed in commercially insured patients since the advent of the new agents. OBJECTIVES: To (a) describe the adoption of prasugrel and ticagrelor in patients who received percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for the onset of ACS and (b) explore patient factors associated with the selection of the drug to provide insight into utilization patterns of these antiplatelet agents...
January 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981265/-medicines-and-oral-healthcare-3-insurance-coverage-and-qualification-to-prescribe
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A Vissink, C de Baat, F K L Spijkervet, W G Brands
On the advice of the National Health Care Institute in the Netherlands and the institute's Board of Scientific Advisors, the minister of Health, Welfare and Sport decides whether a certain drug will or will not be included in the list of drugs covered by the basic health insurance plan mandated for all Dutch citizens. In making this decision emphasis is placed on the therapeutic value of that particular drug compared to that of the standard drug for that disorder, the impact that the inclusion of the drug would have on the budget and the drug's cost-effectiveness...
December 2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Tandheelkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979834/ciclosporin-to-protect-renal-function-in-cardiac-surgery-ciprics-a-study-protocol-for-a-double-blind-randomised-placebo-controlled-proof-of-concept-study
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Per Ederoth, Edgars Grins, Alain Dardashti, Björn Brondén, Carsten Metzsch, André Erdling, Shahab Nozohoor, Arash Mokhtari, Magnus J Hansson, Eskil Elmér, Lars Algotsson, Stefan Jovinge, Henrik Bjursten
INTRODUCTION: Acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac surgery is common and results in increased morbidity and mortality. One possible mechanism for AKI is ischaemia-reperfusion injury caused by the extracorporeal circulation (ECC), resulting in an opening of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) in the kidneys, which can lead to cell injury or cell death. Ciclosporin may block the opening of mPTP if administered before the ischaemia-reperfusion injury. We hypothesised that ciclosporin given before the start of ECC in cardiac surgery can decrease the degree of AKI...
December 15, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943306/a-case-control-study-on-the-association-of-pulse-oral-poliomyelitis-vaccination-and-gianotti-crosti-syndrome
#14
Vijay Zawar, Antonio Chuh
BACKGROUND: Since 1995, the Indian government has been launching two National Immunization Days (NIDs) annually to administer oral polio vaccines (OPVs) to children under the age of 5. Our aim was to investigate the association between OPVs and Gianotti-Crosti syndrome (GCS). METHODS: A board-certified dermatologist in solo practice conducted the examinations. The patients consulted without the need of a referral. We retrieved files of all children under the age of 5 who were diagnosed with GCS in 18 months...
January 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941119/ambulatory-treatment-of-fast-breathing-in-young-infants-aged-60-days-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-equivalence-trial-in-low-income-settlements-of-karachi
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Shiyam S Tikmani, Amber A Muhammad, Yasir Shafiq, Saima Shah, Naresh Kumar, Imran Ahmed, Iqbal Azam, Omrana Pasha, Anita K M Zaidi
BACKGROUND: Integrated Management of Childhood Illness recommends that young infants with isolated fast breathing be referred to a hospital for antibiotic treatment, which is often impractical in resource-limited settings. Additionally, antibiotics may be unnecessary for physiologic tachypnea in otherwise well newborns. We tested the hypothesis that ambulatory treatment with oral amoxicillin for 7 days was equivalent (similarity margin of 3%) to placebo in young infants with isolated fast breathing in primary care settings where hospital referral is often unfeasible...
October 19, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938697/noninvasive-caries-risk-based-management-in-private-practice-settings-may-lead-to-reduced-caries-experience-over-time
#16
Margherita Fontana, Carlos González-Cabezas
ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: The Caries Management System: are preventive effects sustained postclinical trial? Evans RW, Clark P, Jia N. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 2016;44(2):188-97. SOURCES OF FUNDING: Foundation: Oral Health Foundation, University of Sydney; and the Australian Dental Research Foundation; government: National Health and Medical Research Council; other: Dental Board of New South Wales TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN: The original 3-year study was a multicenter cluster randomized controlled clinical trial...
December 2016: Journal of Evidence-based Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932335/multicentre-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial-of-oral-anticoagulation-with-apixaban-in-systemic-sclerosis-related-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-the-sphinx-study-protocol
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Alicia Calderone, Wendy Stevens, David Prior, Harshal Nandurkar, Eli Gabbay, Susanna M Proudman, Trevor Williams, David Celermajer, Joanne Sahhar, Peter K K Wong, Vivek Thakkar, Nathan Dwyer, Jeremy Wrobel, Weng Chin, Danny Liew, Margaret Staples, Rachelle Buchbinder, Mandana Nikpour
INTRODUCTION: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a severe and costly multiorgan autoimmune connective tissue disease characterised by vasculopathy and fibrosis. One of the major causes of SSc-related death is pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), which develops in 12-15% of patients with SSc and accounts for 30-40% of deaths. In situ thrombosis in the small calibre peripheral pulmonary vessels resulting from endothelial dysfunction and an imbalance of anticoagulant and prothrombotic mediators has been implicated in the complex pathophysiology of SSc-related PAH (SSc-PAH), with international clinical guidelines recommending the use of anticoagulants for some types of PAH, such as idiopathic PAH...
December 8, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925796/a-severe-asthma-disease-signature-from-gene-expression-profiling-of-peripheral-blood-from-u-biopred-cohorts
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Jeannette Bigler, Michael Boedigheimer, James P R Schofield, Paul J Skipp, Julie Corfield, Anthony Rowe, Ana R Sousa, Martin Timour, Lori Twehues, Xuguang Hu, Graham Roberts, Andrew A Welcher, Wen Yu, Kian F Chung, Ian M Adcock, Peter J Sterk, Ratko Djukanović
RATIONALE: Stratification of asthma at the molecular level, especially using accessible biospecimens, could greatly enable patient selection for targeted therapy. OBJECTIVES: To determine the value of blood to identify transcriptional differences between clinically defined asthmatic and non-asthmatic groups, identify potential patient subgroups based on gene expression, and explore biological pathways associated with identified differences. METHODS: Transcriptomics profiles were generated by microarray analysis of blood from 610 asthmatic and control participants in U-BIOPRED...
December 7, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914987/tetrabromobisphenol-a-activates-the-hepatic-interferon-pathway-in-rats
#19
J K Dunnick, D L Morgan, S A Elmore, K Gerrish, A Pandiri, T V Ton, K R Shockley, B A Merrick
Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) is a widely used flame retardant in printed circuit boards, paper, and textiles. In a two-year study, TBBPA showed evidence of uterine tumors in female Wistar-Han rats and liver and colon tumors in B6C3F1 mice. In order to gain further insight into early gene and pathway changes leading to cancer, we exposed female Wistar Han rats to TBBPA at 0, 25, 250, or 1000mg/kg (oral gavage in corn oil, 5×/week) for 13 weeks. Because at the end of the TBBPA exposure period, there were no treatment-related effects on body weights, liver or uterus lesions, and liver and uterine organ weights were within 10% of controls, only the high dose animals were analyzed...
January 15, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913762/aspen-felanpe-clinical-guidelines
#20
Vanessa J Kumpf, Jose Eduardo de Aguilar-Nascimento, Jose Ignacio Diaz-Pizarro Graf, Amber M Hall, Liam McKeever, Ezra Steiger, Marion F Winkler, Charlene W Compher
BACKGROUND: The management of patients with enterocutaneous fistula (ECF) requires an interdisciplinary approach and poses a significant challenge to physicians, wound/stoma care specialists, dietitians, pharmacists, and other nutrition clinicians. Guidelines for optimizing nutrition status in these patients are often vague, based on limited and dated clinical studies, and typically rely on individual institutional or clinician experience. Specific nutrient requirements, appropriate route of feeding, role of immune-enhancing formulas, and use of somatostatin analogues in the management of patients with ECF are not well defined...
January 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
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