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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230003/risk-stratification-for-disease-progression-in-pt3-prostate-cancer-after-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy
#1
Jeong Hee Hong, Young Suk Kwon, Isaac Yi Kim
The aim of this study is to identify optimal patients for adjuvant radiation therapy (ART) in pT3 prostate cancer. The role of ART for patients with adverse pathologic features after radical prostatectomy (RP) has been demonstrated, but over- or under-treatment remains a significant concern. Two-hundred and five patients with pT3N0M0 who underwent robot-assisted RP without ART were analyzed. Multivariate Cox proportional regression analyses were used to identify predictors of biochemical recurrence (BCR) and clinical progression (CP)...
February 21, 2017: Asian Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229493/issues-with-monitoring-the-safety-of-psychoactive-products-under-a-legal-regulated-market-for-new-psychoactive-substances-legal-highs-in-new-zealand
#2
Marta Rychert, Chris Wilkins, Karen Witten
INTRODUCTION: New Zealand's Psychoactive Substances Act (2013) established the world's first regulated market for 'low risk' psychoactive products ('legal highs'). Under an interim PSA regime, 47 existing products were permitted to be continued to be sold. AIM: To explore issues with the implementation of regulatory systems to monitor the safety of products on the legal market under the interim Psychoactive Substances Act regime. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews with 30 key stakeholders, including industry, government agency, health and drug service professionals were conducted, transcribed and analysed thematically...
February 23, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229377/important-treatment-outcomes-for-patients-with-psoriatic-arthritis-a-multisite-qualitative-study
#3
Emma Dures, Sarah Hewlett, Jane Lord, Clive Bowen, Neil McHugh, William Tillett
BACKGROUND: Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a variable and complex inflammatory condition. Symptoms can compromise physical function, reduce quality of life, and accrue significant health costs. Commonly used patient-reported outcomes largely reflect the professionals' perspective, however it is not known whether they capture what is important to patients. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to identify treatment outcomes important to patients with PsA. METHODS: Eight focus groups that were audio recorded, transcribed, anonymised and analysed using inductive thematic analysis were conducted at five hospital sites...
February 22, 2017: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229211/multicenter-international-experience-of-532%C3%A2-nm-laser-photo-vaporization-with-greenlight-xps-in-men-with-large-prostates-prostate-volume%C3%A2-%C3%A2-100%C3%A2-cc
#4
Malek Meskawi, Pierre-Alain Hueber, Roger Valdivieso, Franck Bruyere, Vincent Misrai, Georges Fournier, Ravi Munver, Ganesh Sivarajan, Matthew Rutman, Alexis E Te, Bilal Chughtai, Dean Elterman, Tristan Martel, Mounsif Azizi, Pierre I Karakiewicz, Kevin C Zorn
PURPOSE: To evaluate the outcomes and durability of photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) using the XPS-180 system in patients with a large prostate volume (PV) > 100 cc at 4 years of follow-up in a large, multicenter experience. METHODS: 438 men with pre-operative transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) PV > 100 cc were treated in eight experienced centers in Canada, USA, and in France with the Greenlight XPS laser using PVP for the treatment of symptomatic BPH...
February 22, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228977/transient-hemi-lower-limb-ischemia-in-the-newborn-arterial-thrombosis-or-persistent-sciatic-artery
#5
Makiko Kirino, Masayuki Ochiai, Masako Ichiyama, Hirosuke Inoue, Takeshi Kusuda, Tadamune Kinjo, Masataka Ishimura, Shouichi Ohga
Neonatal thromboembolism occurs with various predispositions and triggers. Early diagnosis of the thrombosis is challenging and essential for the therapeutic interventions. We herein report two newborns who presented with transient hemi-lower limb ischemia due to (1) arterial thrombosis or (2) a persistent sciatic artery (PSA). The patient with arterial thrombosis showed elevations of fibrin degradation product and D-dimer and received antithrombin and heparin intravenously. The patient with PSA was immediately assessed by a contrast-enhanced computed tomography because of a transient ischemic episode with no evidence of hypercoagulability...
January 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227536/a-pilot-study-on-the-neurometric-evaluation-of-effective-and-ineffective-antismoking-public-service-announcements
#6
Giulia Cartocci, Enrica Modica, Dario Rossi, Anton Giulio Maglione, Isotta Venuti, Giulia Rossi, Elena Corsi, Fabio Babiloni, Giulia Cartocci, Enrica Modica, Dario Rossi, Anton Giulio Maglione, Isotta Venuti, Giulia Rossi, Elena Corsi, Fabio Babiloni, Enrica Modica, Isotta Venuti, Giulia Rossi, Fabio Babiloni, Anton Giulio Maglione, Dario Rossi, Elena Corsi, Giulia Cartocci
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and smoking-related illness worldwide. Research has shown that antismoking advertising may help reduce this habit. Nowadays, public service announcements (PSAs) are considered "Effective" or "Ineffective" on the base of official reports concerning behavioral/attitudinal changes toward healthier patterns and health-related savings following the exposure to the PSA. In this pilot study, we described the results of the use of three neurometric indexes for the evaluation of the efficacy of a couple of antismoking PSAs in a reduced sample of voluntary participants...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226872/multimodel-quantitative-analysis-of-somatosensory-evoked-potentials-after-cardiac-arrest-with-graded-hypothermia
#7
Leanne Moon Young, Rishabh Choudhary, Xiaofeng Jia, Leanne Moon Young, Rishabh Choudhary, Xiaofeng Jia, Xiaofeng Jia, Leanne Moon Young, Rishabh Choudhary
Cardiac arrest (CA) is one of the most prominent causes of morbidity and mortality in adults. Therapeutic hypothermia (TH) is a recommended treatment to improve survival and functional outcome following CA, however, it is unclear what degree of TH is most beneficial. It has been suggested that TH of 33°C provides no survival or outcome benefits over TH of 36°C. Additionally, there is a lack of verified objective quantitative prognostic tools for comatose CA patients under TH. In this study, we calculated three quantitative markers of somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP) to examine their potential to track recovery in the early period following CA under graded TH...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226496/nano-fabricated-memristive-biosensors-for-biomedical-applications-with-liquid-and-dried-samples
#8
I Tzouvadaki, X Lu, G De Micheli, S Ingebrandt, S Carrara, I Tzouvadaki, X Lu, G De Micheli, S Ingebrandt, S Carrara, I Tzouvadaki, X Lu, S Ingebrandt, G De Micheli, S Carrara
Nanowire based platforms are widely reported for sensing applications and for their potential in the bio-detection field. In the present work, memristive nanowire devices are implemented for label-free sensing in liquid samples as well as in dried samples via leveraging the modification of the hysteresis in the devices electrical response as a consequence of the surface modification. First, pH sensing in liquid conditions is demonstrated. In addition, the memristive devices are bio-functionalized using antibodies for Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) as case of study...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225095/high-index-hk0-faceted-platinum-concave-nanocubes-with-enhanced-peroxidase-like-activity-for-an-ultrasensitive-colorimetric-immunoassay-of-the-human-prostate-specific-antigen
#9
Zhuangqiang Gao, Shuzhen Lv, Mingdi Xu, Dianping Tang
Developing simple, high-efficiency non-enzyme bioassays is of great importance for modern analytical systems, but remains a significant challenge. One promising route is to utilize highly efficient nanocatalysts with the exposure of active crystal facets. Herein, we for the first time propose a novel colorimetric immunoassay for the ultrasensitive detection of the human prostate-specific antigen (PSA) based on using a unique type of nanolabel - high-index {hk0} faceted platinum concave nanocubes (HIF-Pt-CNCs)...
February 22, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224754/evaluation-of-iso-4049-water-sorption-and-water-solubility-of-resin-cements
#10
Johannes A Müller, Nadja Rohr, Jens Fischer
The aim of this study was to evaluate the water sorption and solubility test design of ISO 4049 for resin cements. Sorption and solubility of six dual-curing resin cements [RelyX Unicem 2 Automix (RUN), Multilink Speed CEM (MLS), Panavia SA Plus (PSA), RelyX Ultimate (RUL), Multilink Automix (MLA), and Panavia V5 (PV5)] were analyzed by storage in distilled water after dual-curing. In addition, sorption and solubility during thermal cycling were assessed with self-cured and dual-cured specimens. After water storage, all cements revealed sorption in the range of 30 μg mm(-3) except for PV5, for which sorption was markedly lower (mean ± SD = 20...
February 21, 2017: European Journal of Oral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223746/could-psoriatic-arthritis-be-easily-diagnosed-from-current-suspicious-physical-findings-in-the-dermatology-clinic
#11
Jee Woong Choi, Bo Ri Kim, Eunmi Seo, Sang Woong Youn
BACKGROUND: The prevalence and clinical characteristics of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in patients with psoriasis are not well described in Asian populations, including Koreans. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of PsA by using the classification of psoriatic arthritis (CASPAR) criteria on the basis of physical examination only, as well as its correlation with psoriasis severity and other medical conditions including nail psoriasis...
February 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222785/tcd4-pos-lymphocytosis-in-rheumatoid-and-psoriatic-arthritis-patients-following-tnf%C3%AE-blocking-agents
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Andrea Picchianti Diamanti, Bruno Laganà, Maria Christina Cox, Emanuela Pilozzi, Rachele Amodeo, Maurizio Bove, Milica Markovic, Roberta Di Rosa, Simonetta Salemi, Maria Laura Sorgi, Maria Manuela Rosado, Raffaele D'Amelio
BACKGROUND: Lymphocyte expansion and true lymphocytosis are commonly observed in the everyday clinical practice. The meaning of such phenomenon is often poorly understood so that discrimination between benign and malignant lymphocytosis remains difficult to establish. This is mainly true when lymphocytosis rises in patients affected by immune-mediated chronic inflammatory diseases under immunosuppressive treatment, conditions potentially associated with lymphomagenesis. In this brief report the development of mild T CD4(pos) lymphocytosis in a group of patients with chronic arthritis under anti-TNF-α treatment is described...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222734/diabetes-and-beta-adrenergic-blockage-are-risk-factors-for-metastatic-prostate-cancer
#13
Malte Krönig, Christian Haverkamp, Antonia Schulte, Laura Heinicke, Kathrin Schaal, Vanessa Drendel, Martin Werner, Ulrich Wetterauer, Wolfgang Schultze-Seemann, Cordula Annette Jilg
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the influence of comorbidity inferred risks for lymph node metastasis (pN1) and positive surgical margins (R1) after radical prostatectomy in order to optimize pretherapeutic risk classification. We analyzed 454 patients after radical prostatectomy (RP) between 2009 and 2014. Comorbidities were defined by patients' medication from our electronic patient chart and stratified according to the ATC WHO code. Endpoints were lymph node metastasis (pN1) and positive surgical margins (R1)...
February 21, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221220/impact-of-the-united-states-preventive-services-task-force-d-recommendation-on-prostate-cancer-screening-and-staging
#14
Renu S Eapen, Annika Herlemann, Samuel L Washington, Matthew R Cooperberg
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In 2012, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a grade 'D' recommendation against the use of routine prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening for any men. This recommendation reflects critical misinterpretations of the available evidence base regarding benefits and harms of PSA screening and has influenced the nationwide landscape of prostate cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: Following the USPSTF recommendation, a substantial decline in PSA screening was noted for all age groups...
February 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221219/improving-the-evaluation-and-diagnosis-of-clinically-significant-prostate-cancer-in-2017
#15
Sigrid V Carlsson, Monique J Roobol
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide an overview of the current state of the evidence and highlight recent advances in the evaluation and diagnosis of clinically significant prostate cancer, focusing on biomarkers, risk calculators and multiparametric MRI (mpMRI). RECENT FINDINGS: In 2017 there are numerous options to improve early detection as compared to a purely prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based approach. All have strengths and drawbacks. In addition to repeating the PSA and performing clinical work-up (digital rectal examination and estimation of prostate volume), additional tests investigated in the initial biopsy setting are: %free PSA, Prostate Health Index, 4-kallikrein score, SelectMDx, and Michigan Prostate Score and in the repeat setting: %free PSA, Prostate Health Index, 4-kallikrein score, Prostate Cancer Antigen 3, and ConfirmMDx...
February 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220805/meta-analysis-of-metabolic-syndrome-and-prostate-cancer
#16
REVIEW
M Gacci, G I Russo, C De Nunzio, A Sebastianelli, M Salvi, L Vignozzi, A Tubaro, G Morgia, S Serni
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) and prostate cancer (PCa) are highly prevalent conditions worldwide. Current evidence suggests the emerging hypothesis that MetS could play a role in the development and progression of several neoplasms. The aims of this study are to evaluate the impact of MetS and MetS factors on PCa incidence, on the risk of high-grade PCa and to analyze the role of MetS and single MetS components on the development of aggressive PCa features. METHODS: A systematic literature search and analysis on PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane and Academic One File databases until September 2015 was performed by 2 independent reviewers to evaluate the associations between MetS and PCa incidence, and between MetS and high-grade PCa incidence (bioptical Gleason Score⩾8, Prognostic Group 4-5 according to the novel prostate cancer grading system)...
February 21, 2017: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220652/etiology-and-management-of-earlier-versus-later-biochemical-recurrence-following-retropubic-radical-prostatectomy
#17
Elton Llukani, Herbert Lepor
Approximately 100,000 radical prostatectomies (RP) are performed annually in the US with the intent to cure clinically localized prostate cancer. Oncological control following RP is assessed by monitoring serum PSA levels. By consensus, a PSA exceeding 0.2 ng/mL is considered the threshold for a biochemical recurrence (BCR) following RP (3). BCR often predates radiographic and clinical evidence of disease recurrence by many years (4-6). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
February 20, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220583/morphometric-analysis-of-prostate-zonal-anatomy-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-the-impact-on-age-related-changes-in-japanese-and-american-populations
#18
Toru Matsugasumi, Atsuko Fujihara, So Ushijima, Motohiro Kanazawa, Yasuhiro Yamada, Takumi Shiraishi, Fumiya Hongo, Kazumi Kamoi, Koji Okihara, Andre Luis de Castro Abreu, Masakatsu Oishi, Toshitaka Shin, Suzanne Palmer, Inderbir S Gill, Osamu Ukimura
OBJECTIVES: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to reliably evaluate prostate zonal anatomy. Objectives of this study was to evaluate the impact of morphometric MRI analysis of the prostate zonal anatomy on aging, prostatic hypertrophy, and lower urinary tract symptoms in patients from Japan and the USA. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 307 men, including Japanese (n=156) and American (n=151) patients, who consecutively underwent 3-Tesla MRI and International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) due to elevated PSA...
February 20, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220449/current-management-strategy-for-active-surveillance-in-prostate-cancer
#19
REVIEW
Jamil S Syed, Juan Javier-Desloges, Stephanie Tatzel, Ansh Bhagat, Kevin A Nguyen, Kevin Hwang, Sarah Kim, Preston C Sprenkle
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Active surveillance has been increasingly utilized as a strategy for the management of favorable-risk, localized prostate cancer. In this review, we describe contemporary management strategies of active surveillance, with a focus on traditional stratification schemes, new prognostic tools, and patient outcomes. RECENT FINDINGS: Patient selection, follow-up strategy, and indication for delayed intervention for active surveillance remain centered around PSA, digital rectal exam, and biopsy findings...
February 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219882/incident-myocardial-infarction-associated-with-major-types-of-arthritis-in-the-general-population-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Orit Schieir, Cedomir Tosevski, Richard H Glazier, Sheilah Hogg-Johnson, Elizabeth M Badley
OBJECTIVE: To synthesise, quantify and compare risks for incident myocardial infarction (MI) across five major types of arthritis in population-based studies. METHODS: A systematic search was performed in MEDLINE, EMBASE and CINAHL databases with additional manual/hand searches for population-based cohort or case-control studies published in English of French between January 1980 and January 2015 with a measure of effect and variance for associations between incident MI and five major types of arthritis: rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), gout or osteoarthritis (OA), adjusted for at least age and sex...
February 20, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
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