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Aditya Kanesa-Thasan, Amani A Fawzi, Manjot K Gill
PURPOSE: Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) is a disease in which serous detachment of the neurosensory retina occurs over an area of leakage from the choriocapillaris through the retinal pigment epithelium. Associations have been drawn between high-stress personality types and steroid exposure. This article aims to describe a unique case series of two husband and wife couples with CSC. METHODS: All methods were approved by the authors' institution's institutional review board...
April 2018: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
Rowa' Al-Ramahi, Hamzeh Al-Zabadi, Ghadeer Al-Shareef
BACKGROUND: Paediatric patients are highly sensitive to drug-related problems such as dosing errors. Some dosing errors are preventable with suitable strategies. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of drug dosing errors in outpatient paediatric patients who attended primary health-care centres in Nablus and to identify possible associated factors. METHODS: For this cross-sectional study, we reviewed doctors' prescriptions for paediatric patients aged between 1 day and 12 years...
February 21, 2018: Lancet
D A van Riet-Nales, E D Nijholt-Faber, A de Boer
The Netherlands Medicines Evaluation Board (MEB) was recently informed about a serious pipamperone overdose in a 6-year-old boy, which happened because the boy was given the medication in streams rather than in drops. This article describes the use of drops in pharmaceutical patient care and explains why the MEB has maintained marketing authorization for the product on the basis of currently available information. The MEB urgently requests the healthcare professional groups to report all problems concerning drug use to the Netherlands Pharmacovigilance Centre Lareb, and the Portal for Patient Safety; this is the only way in which it can be verified whether incidental medication errors are actually, and continue to be, incidental...
2018: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Franklin R Toapanta, Paula J Bernal, Karen L Kotloff, Myron M Levine, Marcelo B Sztein
BACKGROUND: Shigellosis persists as a public health problem worldwide causing ~ 165,000 deaths every year, of which ~ 55,000 are in children less than 5 years of age. No vaccine against shigellosis is currently licensed. The live-attenuated Shigella flexneri 2a vaccine candidate CVD 1208S (S. flexneri 2a; ΔguaBA, Δset, Δsen) demonstrated to be safe and immunogenic in phase 1 and 2 clinical trials. Earlier reports focused on humoral immunity. However, Shigella is an intracellular pathogen and therefore, T cell mediated immunity (T-CMI) is also expected to play an important role...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Translational Medicine
Jesus Salinas-Casado, Santiago Méndez-Rubio, Manuel Esteban-Fuertes, Antonio Gómez-Rodríguez, Miguel Vírseda-Chamorro, Marcos Luján-Galán, Grupo Rituman
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of dietary supplement "Manosar®" composed of D-mannose (2 g), 24 h prolonged release, associated with Proanthocyanidin (PAC) (140 mg), ursolic acid (7.98 mg), A, C, and D vitamins and the oligoelement zinc, versus 240 mg of PAC in recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI), for a designed follow-up of 24 weeks, in women. METHODS: A multicenter randomized experimental double-blind study was carried out. The study was approved by review board of "Complejo Hospitalario de Toledo" (Spain), and all patients gave informed consent...
March 2018: Archivos Españoles de Urología
Davide Imberti, Cecilia Becattini, Enrico Bernardi, Giuseppe Camporese, Claudio Cuccia, Francesco Dentali, Damiano Paretti
Despite the availability of updated guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE), the management of this disorder in clinical practice is often not standardized, given the different degree of compliance with official recommendations by the various involved specialists. The aim of this consensus paper, as a result of a board of experts in thromboembolism, is to define strategies to improve the quality of patients' care and the efficiency of healthcare resources utilization, by means of: (a) analysis of the guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of VTE; (b) analysis of diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms currently used in clinical practice by different specialists; (c) agreement on a common algorithm for diagnosis and treatment of VTE in different clinical settings; (d) definition of the possible role of the new oral anticoagulant agents (NOAC), such as rivaroxaban, based on their potential benefits for both acute and chronic therapy...
March 8, 2018: Internal and Emergency Medicine
Sylvan S Mintz, Reka Kovacs
PURPOSE: In 2005, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine stated, "Oral appliances are indicated for use in patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who prefer them to CPAP therapy, or who do not respond to, are not appropriate candidates for, or who fail treatment attempts with CPAP." However, this recommendation is based upon variable results from only six studies with more than 100 participants. These studies have assessed the effectiveness of mandibular advancement devices (MADs) in specific groups (military populations, academic institutions, or hospital settings) with no large study conducted in a fee-for-service private practice where the majority of patients receive MADs for OSA...
March 8, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
Pooya Hosseinzadeh, Craig Louer, Jeffrey Sawyer, John Flynn, Stephen Albanese
BACKGROUND: The field of pediatric orthopaedic surgery is evolving with a reported increase in the number of pediatric orthopaedic fellows being trained as well as an increase in the number of fellows completing additional fellowship training in another subspecialty. The purpose of this study was to examine the historic trends of trainees seeking multiple fellowships within pediatric orthopaedics over an 11-year period using the database of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Piyush Gupta, Jocelyn C Migliacci, Pablo H Montero, Daniella Karassawa Zanoni, Jatin P Shah, Snehal G Patel, Ian Ganly
OBJECTIVES: To determine the need for a separate staging system for gingivobuccal complex squamous cell cancers (GBCSCC) based on 5-year overall survival (OS), disease-specific survival (DSS), and recurrence-free survival (RFS) data from one institution. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved retrospective analysis was performed on an oral cavity cancer patient database. Patients from 1985 to 2012 with primary surgical treatment for biopsy-proven squamous cell cancer (SCC) from either the oral tongue (TSCC Group) or gingivobuccal complex (GBCSCC Group), were selected as two separate subgroups...
March 2018: Oral Oncology
Mary E Northridge, Sara S Metcalf, Stella Yi, Qiuyi Zhang, Xiaoxi Gu, Chau Trinh-Shevrin
Introduction: While the US health care system has the capability to provide amazing treatment of a wide array of conditions, this care is not uniformly available to all population groups. Oral health care is one of the dimensions of the US health care delivery system in which striking disparities exist. More than half of the population does not visit a dentist each year. Improving access to oral health care is a critical and necessary first step to improving oral health outcomes and reducing disparities...
2018: Frontiers in Public Health
Micah R Fritsche, Jennifer M Watchmaker, Andrew J Lipnik, Jennifer C Baker, Sunil Geevarghese, Filip Banovac, Reed A Omary, Daniel B Brown
PURPOSE: To test the hypothesis that same-day discharge of selected transarterial chemoembolization patients would not increase 30-day readmission rate compared with overnight observation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: With institutional review board approval, 193 hepatocellular carcinoma patients who underwent transarterial chemoembolization from July 2013 to June 2016 were reviewed. Treatment was conventional/lipiodol transarterial chemoembolization with 50 mg doxorubicin/10 mg mitomycin-c/particles or drug-eluting embolics transarterial chemoembolization with 50-75 mg doxorubicin/vial...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
L Morchadze, V Margvelashvili, I Taboridze, L Aladashvili
The purpose of the study is to determine the correlation between the oral hygienic condition and the psycho-social factors in the elderly population of Imereti. The research was based on the findings of 374 persons who were older than 50 years of age from the contingent of Kutaisi Regional Dental Center and From the contingent of the boarding house of the Kutaisi elderly and disabled people. The oral hygienic level was determined by the method of GreeneVermilion, and we used the E. Ambjornsen method to evaluate hygienic conditions of removable prostheses...
January 2018: Georgian Medical News
Joel B Epstein, Derek K Smith, Dana Villines, Ira Parker, Jeff Hameroff, Brian R Hill, Barbara A Murphy
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine patterns of oral health care among patients undergoing oral cancer therapy in order to better understand how oral care is being utilized, what types of providers are being utilized at various stages of cancer therapy, and assessing patients' satisfaction with the care they received at these stages. METHODS: An online survey was conducted via the Oral Cancer Foundation's support group message board. Participants were asked about their oral care immediately prior to cancer therapy, during cancer therapy, and post cancer therapy...
February 17, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
K Alexander, N Northrup, D Clarke, H Lindell, T Laver
Engineering controls (EC, facility and equipment barriers between hazards and people) are used to avoid exposure to chemotherapy drugs. In this study, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine board-certified veterinary oncologists were surveyed about their use of containment primary EC (C-PEC) and supplemental EC (closed system transfer devices, CSTD). The survey was completed by 148 (38%) of practicing diplomates. All used EC. Both C-PEC and CSTD were used at 92% of hospitals; however, US Pharmacopoeial Convention Chapter <800> (USP <800>) standards were met at only 19% of hospitals and oncologists did not know the type of C-PEC at 18% of hospitals...
February 15, 2018: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
Beverly W Baron, Michael J Thirman, Mihai C Giurcanu, Joseph M Baron
We reported that PIM1 kinase is expressed in the lymphocytes of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)/small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL). Quercetin, a naturally occurring flavonoid, is a dietary supplement and inhibits many kinases, including PIM1, in vitro. Under an Institutional Review Board-approved protocol, we performed an open-label, single-arm pilot study to evaluate the antitumor activity of quercetin in patients with CLL/SLL. Q-ForceTM chews were administered orally, 500 mg twice daily, for 3 months...
February 14, 2018: Acta Haematologica
Hidetaka Nomura, Kimihiko Sakamoto, Takeru Sugihara, Shuhei Okamoto, Yoichi Aoki, Terumi Tanigawa, Maki Matoda, Kohei Omatsu, Hiroyuki Kanao, Kazuyoshi Kato, Kuniko Utsugi, Yuko Sugiyama, Nobuhiro Takeshima
Pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) has a good safety profile, but long-term use has been associated with development of squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue and oral cavity (SCCTO) in some patients. The study objective was to estimate the prevalence of oral leukoplakia, a known precursor of SCCTO, in patients with ovarian cancer and long-term PLD use.After approval of the institutional review board, medical record of 114 patients who were treated with PLD at our institution between January 2010 and December 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Aleli Campbell, Rosalinda Heydarian, Cecilia Ochoa, Alok Kumar Dwivedi, Zeina A Nahleh
Breast cancer patients receiving endocrine therapy with aromatase Inhibitors (AIs) often experience musculoskeletal and joint-related side effects. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of Vitamin B12 supplements on musculoskeletal symptoms such as pain and arthralgias induced by AIs and to correlate response with serum and inflammatory biomarkers. Upon receiving approval by the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the majority of the patients consented into the study were treated at the Texas Tech Breast Care Center...
February 14, 2018: Breast Journal
Sophie Gravel, Jean-Louis Chiasson, Suzanne Dallaire, Jacques Turgeon, Veronique Michaud
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes affects more than 9% of the adult population worldwide. Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) show variable responses to some drugs which may be due, in part, to variability in the functional activity of drug-metabolising enzymes including cytochromes P450 (CYP450s). CYP450 is a superfamily of enzymes responsible for xenobiotic metabolism. Knowledge must be gained on the impact of T2DM and related inflammatory processes on drug metabolism and its consequences on drug response...
February 8, 2018: BMJ Open
Hui Liang, Janice P DeWald, Eric S Solomon
Dental hygiene students' performance in oral radiology courses may give an early indication of their readiness prior to taking the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE). The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between dental hygiene students' performance in an oral radiology lecture course and their performance on the NBDHE. Data were collected for all 117 dental hygiene students at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry from 2006 to 2009 who took the NBDHE during their second year of the program...
February 2018: Journal of Dental Education
Yvonne M C Henskens, Anouk J W Gulpen, René van Oerle, Rick Wetzels, Paul Verhezen, Henri Spronk, Simon Schalla, Harry J Crijns, Hugo Ten Cate, Arina Ten Cate-Hoek
Background: Traditional coagulation tests are included in emergency guidelines for management of patients on direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) who experience acute bleeding or require surgery. We determined the ability of traditional coagulation tests and fast whole blood thromboelastography (ROTEM®) to screen for anticoagulation activity of dabigatran and rivaroxaban as low as 30 ng/mL. Methods: One hundred eighty-four citrated blood samples (75 dabigatran, 109 rivaroxaban) were collected from patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF), to perform screening tests from different manufacturers, (diluted, D) PT, aPTT, TT and ROTEM®...
2018: Thrombosis Journal
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