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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154041/patient-characteristics-treatment-patterns-and-prognostic-factors-in-squamous-cell-bladder-cancer
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Haris Zahoor, Paul Elson, Andrew Stephenson, Georges-Pascal Haber, Jihad Kaouk, Amr Fergany, Byron Lee, Vadim Koshkin, Moshe Ornstein, Timothy Gilligan, Jorge A Garcia, Brian Rini, Petros Grivas
BACKGROUND: Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is an uncommon histologic subtype of bladder cancer with limited data on treatment patterns, outcomes, and prognostic factors. "Real world" information might inform decision-making, prognostic estimates, and clinical trial designs. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of patients with tissue-confirmed bladder SCC treated at Cleveland Clinic from 2007 to 2016 was performed. Data on patient characteristics, treatment patterns, and clinical follow-up were extracted...
October 17, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124900/unsatisfactory-exfoliative-anal-cytology-samples-15-year-experience-with-histologic-cytologic-and-molecular-follow-up
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Ruba Khattab, Emily McMeekin, Alan J Taege, James M Hekman, Jennifer A Brainard, Dawn Underwood, Gary W Procop, Charles D Sturgis
BACKGROUND: The incidence of anal carcinoma has risen in recent decades. Exfoliative cytology screening of selected high risk patients is performed in many centers. Unsatisfactory cytology results are frustrating to patients, clinicians, and laboratorians. The aim of this study is to ascertain outcomes of patients with non-diagnostic anal cytology. METHODS: A retrospective review of anal cytology testing performed at the Cleveland Clinic between 01/01/2001 and 12/31/2015 was performed...
November 10, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062861/pneumocystis-pcr-it-is-time-to-make-pcr-the-test-of-choice
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Laura Doyle, Sherilynn Vogel, Gary W Procop
BACKGROUND: The testing strategy for Pneumocystis at the Cleveland Clinic changed from toluidine blue staining to polymerase chain reaction (PCR). We studied the differences in positivity rates for these assays and compared each with the detection of Pneumocystis in companion specimens by cytology and surgical pathology. METHODS: We reviewed the results of all Pneumocystis test orders 1 year before and 1 year after the implementation of a Pneumocystis-specific PCR...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047323/cooking-classes-a-diabetes-self-management-support-intervention-enhancing-clinical-values
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Cally Byrne, Neal Kurmas, Christopher J Burant, Anne Utech, Alison Steiber, Mary Julius
Purpose The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between Healthy Teaching Kitchen (HTK) attendance among veterans who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and clinical outcomes as measured by A1C and blood pressure. Methods This retrospective chart review collected data from veterans with T2DM who participated in the Diabetes Self-Management Support (DSMS) HTK program at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center (LSCVAMC) between February 2013 and May 2016. Data collected included demographic information, frequency of DSMS HTK attendance, 3 A1C values, and 3 blood pressure values...
December 2017: Diabetes Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959712/cleveland-clinic-imaging-institute-s-commitment-to-respect-and-impact-on-quality-of-care-and-patient-satisfaction
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Carl Creagh, Scott D Flamm, Heather Madonia, Patrick O'Keefe, Frank Ricaurte, Jean Triner
Cleveland Clinic's Imaging Institute implemented a "Commitment to Respect" initiative and survey process in March 2013 with the goal of improving communication and teamwork among employees and, in turn, improving patient satisfaction. Since the rollout of this initiative, we have worked to increase acceptance of the process, improve the survey response, and more fully incorporate results into staff development. Now that we have 4 years of annual data for analysis, we can state based on feedback from caregivers that the process has had a positive effect on relationships between radiologists and frontline clinical staff...
September 2017: Journal of Patient Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920007/towards-treatment-of-stargardt-disease-workshop-organized-and-sponsored-by-the-foundation-fighting-blindness
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REVIEW
Avery E Sears, Paul S Bernstein, Artur V Cideciyan, Carel Hoyng, Peter Charbel Issa, Krzysztof Palczewski, Philip J Rosenfeld, SriniVas Sadda, Ulrich Schraermeyer, Janet R Sparrow, Ilyas Washington, Hendrik P N Scholl
Accumulation of fluorescent metabolic byproducts of the visual (retinoid) cycle is associated with photoreceptor and retinal pigment epithelial cell death in both Stargardt disease and atrophic (nonneovascular) age-related macular degeneration (AMD). As a consequence of this observation, small molecular inhibitors of enzymes in the visual cycle were recently tested in clinical trials as a strategy to protect the retina and retinal pigment epithelium in patients with atrophic AMD. To address the clinical translational needs for therapies aimed at both diseases, a workshop organized by the Foundation Fighting Blindness was hosted by the Department of Pharmacology at Case Western Reserve University on February 17, 2017, at the Tinkham Veale University Center, Cleveland, OH, USA...
September 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875731/outpatient-palliative-cardiology-service-embedded-within-a-heart-failure-clinic-experiences-with-an-emerging-model-of-care
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Benjamin Gandesbery, Krista Dobbie, Eiran Z Gorodeski
BACKGROUND: The role of palliative care consultation in the outpatient treatment of patients with symptomatic heart failure (HF) is poorly studied. In August 2015, we created an outpatient palliative care service embedded within the HF clinic at Cleveland Clinic main campus. AIM: To characterize patients cared for by our novel outpatient palliative cardiology service, including their degree of HF, symptoms, comorbidities, topics addressed in clinic, palliative treatments prescribed, advanced directives status, and mortality...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859706/outcomes-of-sinonasal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-with-and-without-association-of-inverted-papilloma-a-multi-institutional-analysis
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Brian C Lobo, Brian D'Anza, Janice L Farlow, Dennis Tang, Troy D Woodard, Jonathan Y Ting, Raj Sindwani
INTRODUCTION: Sinonasal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) accounts for <1% of all malignancies but represents 70% of sinonasal cancer. Up to 10% of SCCs are associated with inverted papilloma (IPSCC). Studies that compare patients, treatment, and outcomes of SCC and IPSCC are absent in the literature. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients with SCC and those with IPSCC at Cleveland Clinic and Indiana University from 1995 to 2015. The records were analyzed for demographics, tumor characteristics, treatment, and outcomes...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857610/fast-track-to-accreditation-an-implementation-review-of-college-of-american-pathologists-and-international-organization-for-standardization-15189-accreditation
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Laila O AbdelWareth, Fasila Pallinalakam, Faisal Ibrahim, Peter Anderson, Muneezeh Liaqat, Bryson Palmer, Jonathan Harris, Saber Bashir, Adnan Alatoom, Manuel Algora, Ahmad Alduaij, Imran Mirza
CONTEXT: - This review examines challenges and opportunities in preparing laboratories in a startup phase for accreditation by both College of American Pathologists (CAP) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 15189 in an international setting as it relates to our experience at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Laboratory. It also discusses some of the strategies used in executing those projects and the added advantages in perusing both types of accreditations. OBJECTIVES: - To share our experience with CAP and ISO 15189 accreditations in a startup international operation in relation to the challenges encountered and implementation strategy success factors...
August 31, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852526/identification-of-the-distinguishing-features-of-crohn-s-disease-and-ischemic-colitis-using-computed-tomographic-enterography
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Min Chen, Erick M Remer, Xiuli Liu, Rocio Lopez, Bo Shen
Background and aims: The differential diagnosis between Crohn's disease (CD) and ischemic colitis (ISC) is important as their clinical management is different. ISC can easily be misdiagnosed as CD, especially in elderly populations. The distinctive radiographic features of the two disease entities have not been investigated. The aim of this study is to assess the utility of computed tomographic enterography (CTE) in the differential diagnosis between CD and ISC. Methods: Patients with confirmed CD and ISC were identified through an electronic medical record search of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation...
August 2017: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833931/rate-of-complications-following-spinal-cord-stimulation-paddle-electrode-removal
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Andres L Maldonado-Naranjo, Leonardo A Frizon, Navin C Sabharwal, Roy Xiao, Olivia Hogue, Darlene A Lobel, Andre G Machado, Sean J Nagel
OBJECTIVE: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a safe, reversible surgical treatment for complex regional pain syndrome and failed back surgery syndrome refractory to conventional medical management. Paddle electrodes are routinely used for the permanent implant because of the reduced risk of migration, lower energy requirements, and expanded coverage options. The risks associated with paddle lead removal are not well defined in the literature. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the outcomes of all patients at the Cleveland Clinic who underwent removal of SCS paddle electrodes between 2009 and 2016...
August 22, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818349/fifteen-year-decrease-in-general-surgery-resident-breast-operative-experience-are-we-training-proficient-breast-surgeons
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Kelsey E Larson, Stephen R Grobmyer, Mika A B Reschke, Stephanie A Valente
OBJECTIVE: The goal of the study was to evaluate trends in general surgery resident breast cases over the past 15 years. STUDY DESIGN: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Case Logs Statistics Reports from 2000 to 2015 were reviewed for average breast-specific case numbers and trends over time. ACGME data were available for all cases and breast-specific cases including the following: excisional biopsy/lumpectomy, simple mastectomy, modified radical mastectomy, and sentinel lymph node excision...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777386/effect-of-mannitol-on-globe-and-orbital-volumes-in-humans
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Adam C Weber, Alexander D Blandford, Bryan R Costin, Julian D Perry
PURPOSE: To determine the effect of intravenous mannitol on globe and orbital volumes. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of a consecutive series of Cleveland Clinic Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit patients who underwent computed tomographic imaging before and after intravenous mannitol administration. Volume measurements were performed according to a previously described technique by averaging axial image areas. Measurements before and after mannitol administration were compared using paired t-test...
August 2, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701263/treatment-for-anal-fissure-is-there-a-safe-option
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Justin T Brady, Alison R Althans, Ruel Neupane, Eslam M G Dosokey, Murad A Jabir, Harry L Reynolds, Scott R Steele, Sharon L Stein
BACKGROUND: Surgeons often approach anal fissure with chemical denervation (Botulinum toxin, BT) instead of initial lateral internal sphincterotomy (LIS) due to concerns for long-term incontinence. We evaluated the characteristics and outcomes of patients who received BT or LIS. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of patients undergoing LIS and BT for anal fissure between 2009 and 2015. In 2015, a telephone survey was performed to evaluate durability, long-term incontinence and patient satisfaction...
October 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685224/a-retrospective-review-of-1495-patients-with-obstetric-anal-sphincter-injuries-referred-for-assessment-of-function-and-endoanal-ultrasonography
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G P Thomas, L E Gould, F Casunuran, D A Kumar
AIM: Obstetric anal sphincter injuries are a significant risk factor for faecal incontinence. Correct identification and successful primary repair are important. The aim of this study was to review the outcome of all patients, with an obstetric anal sphincter injury, referred to our unit. METHOD: This is a retrospective review of 1495 patients over a 12-year period. All had a third or fourth degree tear and were referred at 4-months postpartum. RESULTS: Endoanal ultrasonography demonstrated residual sphincter defect in 792 (53%) and normal sphincters, with no evidence of repair, in 661 (44%)...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636421/analysis-of-origins-of-admission-for-solid-tumor-oncology-inpatients-disease-severity-and-outcomes
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Christopher E Wee, Lindsey M Goodman, Leticia Varella, Lisa A Rybicki, Alberto J Montero, Bassam N Estfan, Carolyn H Best, James P Stevenson
PURPOSE: Hospital transfers may affect clinical outcomes. Evaluation of admission by source of transfer, time of admission, and provider type may identify opportunities to improve inpatient outcomes. METHODS: We reviewed charts of patients admitted to the solid tumor oncology service between July and December 2014 from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF) Main Campus emergency department (ED), CCF Regional EDs, outside hospital (OSH) ED, OSH inpatient services, and CCF outpatient clinics...
July 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630049/comparison-of-electroacupuncture-and-medical-treatment-for-functional-constipation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Sheng-Li Zhou, Xiu-Lai Zhang, Jing-Hua Wang
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of electroacupuncture (EA) relative to conventional medication in functional constipation (FC). DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. SETTING: To be included, studies needed to: (1) have been randomised controlled trials; (2) have recruited adult patients diagnosed with FC according to the Rome II/III criteria or the American Gastroenterological Association guideline for chronic FC; and (3) have randomised patients to be treated with EA or anti-constipation medication...
October 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620573/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-ischemic-and-non-ischemic-complete-heart-block
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Murtaza Sundhu, Mehmet Yildiz, Mubbasher Syed, Bhavan Shah, Sajjad Gul, Omer Afzal, Lon Castle
INTRODUCTION: Third degree or complete heart block (CHB) is a medical emergency and usually requires permanent pacemaker placement. CHB can be caused by cardiac ischemia or non-ischemic conditions such as infiltrative diseases or fibrosis. The purpose of this study is to identify the baseline clinical characteristics associated with ischemic versus non-ischemic causes of complete heart block and compare their outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An institutional review broad approval was granted by the Cleveland Clinic Health System...
May 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611838/endovascular-embolization-of-intracranial-infectious-aneurysms-in-patients-undergoing-open-heart-surgery-using-n-butyl-cyanoacrylate
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Esteban Cheng-Ching, Seby John, Mark Bain, Gabor Toth, Thomas Masaryk, Ferdinand Hui, Muhammad Shazam Hussain
INTRODUCTION: Mycotic aneurysms are a serious complication of infective endocarditis with increased risk of intracranial hemorrhage. Patients undergoing open heart surgery for valve repair or replacement are exposed to anticoagulants, increasing the risk of aneurysm bleeding. These patients may require endovascular or surgical aneurysm treatment prior to heart surgery, but data on this approach are scarce. METHODS: Retrospective review of consecutive patients with infectious endocarditis and mycotic aneurysms treated endovascularly with Trufill n-butyl cyanoacrylate (n-BCA) at the Cleveland Clinic between January 2013 and December 2015...
March 2017: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556385/atenolol-versus-propranolol-for-treatment-of-infantile-hemangiomas-during-the-proliferative-phase-a-retrospective-noninferiority-study
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Cheryl B Bayart, Joan E Tamburro, Allison T Vidimos, Lu Wang, Alex B Golden
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The nonselective beta-blocker propranolol is the current criterion standard for treatment of infantile hemangiomas (IHs) and the first therapy that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved for the condition, but concern about adverse effects, such as bronchospasm, hypoglycemia, and sleep disturbances, has sparked interest in the use of alternative agents such as the selective β1 antagonist atenolol. Our aim was to compare the efficacy and adverse effect profiles of atenolol with those of propranolol in the treatment of IHs in a retrospective noninferiority trial...
July 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
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