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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220804/impact-of-symptomatic-skeletal-events-on-health-care-resource-utilization-and-quality-of-life-among-patients-with-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-and-bone-metastases
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R McKay, B Haider, M S Duh, A Valderrama, M Nakabayashi, M Fiorillo, L Ristovska, L Wen, P Kantoff
BACKGROUND: Data regarding the impact of symptomatic skeletal events (SSEs) on health economics and patient-reported outcomes in men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) and bone metastases from a clinical setting are lacking. Hence, this study aimed to quantify the effects of SSEs on health-care resource utilization (HRU), health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and pain in men with CRPC metastasized to bone. METHODS: This cohort study included men with CRPC and bone metastasis treated at a tertiary center during December 1996-July 2015...
February 21, 2017: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219167/-therapeutic-effectiveness-of-the-soft-palate-fold-surgery-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome
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M Zhu, X Bai
Objective: To evaluate the relationships between anatomical changes and treatment outcomes after modified velopharyngeal surgery in obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) patients with the soft palate drooping. Methods: From November 2011 to November 2015, 44 OSHS patients (AHI 5-30 times/h) with the soft palate drooping determined by Muller test and drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) were randomly selected. Treatment group included 23 patients who underwent modified velopharyngeal surgery, in which uvula was preserved and soft palate was shortened and advanced...
February 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217724/quality-of-life-among-female-cancer-survivors-in-africa-an-integrative-literature-review
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REVIEW
Rhoda Suubi Muliira, Anna Santos Salas, Beverley O'Brien
Quality of life (QOL) has been studied extensively among cancer populations in high income countries where cancer care resources are available to many. Little is known concerning the QOL of cancer groups residing in Africa where resources can be scarce. The integrative review of the literature explored and critically examined studies that had addressed QOL in female cancer survivors in Africa. The extent to which QOL studies incorporated a cultural perspective was also examined. Research studies published between 2005 and 2015 were retrieved from five databases: CINAHL, MEDLINE, SCOPUS, ProQuest dissertations and Theses full text, and GlobalHealth...
January 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216304/ankle-arthrodesis-a-retrospective-analysis-comparing-single-column-locked-anterior-plating-to-crossed-lag-screw-technique
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Mark A Prissel, G Alex Simpson, Sean A Sutphen, Christopher F Hyer, Gregory C Berlet
Ankle arthrodesis is performed to eliminate pain due to end-stage osteoarthritis, regardless of etiology. This procedure remains the reference standard treatment for end-stage ankle arthritis, despite recent advancements in total ankle replacement. The objective of the present study was to retrospectively evaluate the radiographic and clinical fusion rates and time to bony fusion for patients who underwent ankle arthrodesis using an anterior approach with a single column locked plate construct versus crossed lag screws...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215815/influence-of-tramadol-on-acute-thermal-and-mechanical-cutaneous-nociception-in-dogs
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Alexandra F Schütter, Julia Tünsmeyer, Sabine B R Kästner
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the influence of tramadol on acute nociception in dogs. STUDY DESIGN: Experimental, blinded, randomized, crossover study. ANIMALS: Six healthy laboratory Beagle dogs. METHODS: Dogs received three treatments intravenously (IV): isotonic saline placebo (P), tramadol 1 mg kg(-1) (T1) and tramadol 4 mg kg(-1) (T4). Thermal thresholds were determined by ramped contact heat stimulation (0...
January 7, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212666/classical-hodgkin-lymphoma-masquerading-as-chronic-recurrent-multifocal-osteomyelitis-a-case-report
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Michael Pham, Steven Ressler, Allison Rosenthal, Katalin Kelemen
BACKGROUND: Hodgkin lymphoma is a hematologic malignancy usually confined to lymphatic structures and commonly associated with constitutional symptoms. Bony involvement and musculoskeletal symptoms are uncommon and typically seen in advanced disease. In this case, we report an unusual presentation of classical Hodgkin lymphoma and highlight diagnostic challenges leading to the misdiagnosis and treatment as chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 38-year-old white man presented with lower extremity musculoskeletal pain...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211591/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-knee-an-overview-and-update-of-conventional-and-state-of-the-art-imaging
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Nicholas C Nacey, Matthew G Geeslin, Grady Wilson Miller, Jennifer L Pierce
: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become the preferred modality for imaging the knee to show pathology and guide patient management and treatment. The knee is one of the most frequently injured joints, and knee pain is a pervasive difficulty that can affect all age groups. Due to the diverse pathology, complex anatomy, and a myriad of injury mechanisms of the knee, the MRI knee protocol and sequences should ensure detection of both soft tissue and osseous structures in detail and with accuracy...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208932/spontaneous-rupture-of-the-main-pancreatic-duct-synchronous-with-a-multi-focal-microscopic-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-a-case-report
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Shirly Shohat, Katerina Shulman, Boris Kessel, Oren Gal, Abdel Rauf Zeina
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal types of malignant tumours, commonly diagnosed at an advanced stage. The only curative treatment for this fatal disease is surgery and early diagnosis is the key to a better outcome and prognosis. In this case report we present a 57-year-old woman presenting to the emergency room with abdominal pain and weight loss. Computer Tomography (CT) imaging showed a rupture of the main pancreatic duct and a peri-pancreatic fluid collection with no evidence of a pancreatic mass...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204979/one-year-swallowing-outcomes-in-patients-treated-with-prophylactic-gabapentin-during-radiation-based-treatment-for-oropharyngeal-cancer
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Heather M Starmer, WuYang Yang, Christine G Gourin, Rachit Kumar, Bronwyn Jones, Todd McNutt, Sierra Cheng, Harry Quon
Recent investigations by our study team have demonstrated patients using gabapentin for pain management during chemoradiotherapy (CRT) do well maintaining swallowing during treatment with less need for narcotic pain medication, PEG dependence, weight loss, and short-term swallowing morbidity. The purpose of this investigation was to characterize the long-term swallowing function of these patients 1-year following treatment. Sequential patients receiving CRT for oropharyngeal cancer and concurrent gabapentin were evaluated 1-year following treatment for swallowing outcomes...
February 15, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197789/surgical-outcome-for-severe-cubital-tunnel-syndrome-in-patients-aged-70%C3%A2-years-a-mean-follow-up-of-4-5%C3%A2-years
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Jinsong Tong, Bin Xu, Zhen Dong, Chenggang Zhang, Yudong Gu
BACKGROUND: Surgical outcomes for cubital tunnel syndrome have been reported to be satisfactory, but could be compromised by advanced age and severe nerve compression. We aim to evaluate the prognosis of severe cubital tunnel syndrome in patients aged >70 years. METHODS: This retrospective study included 25 patients (26 extremities, all McGowan grade III, age >70 years); 21 underwent subcutaneous transposition and 5 in situ decompression. Postoperative follow-up lasted >2 years...
February 14, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195060/pathophysiology-and-clinical-characteristics-of-pain-in-most-common-locations-in-cancer-patients
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W Leppert, R Zajaczkowska, J Wordliczek, J Dobrogowski, J Woron, M Krzakowski
Pain is one of the most common symptoms in cancer patients, especially in advanced disease. However, pain also accompanies a significant percentage of patients during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. In some patients pain may be the first symptom of the disease. The causes of pain in cancer patients are often multifactorial including direct and indirect cancer effects, anticancer therapy and co-morbidities. Moreover, pain in cancer patients often has mixed pathophysiology including both nociceptive and neuropathic components, especially in patients with bone metastases...
December 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193220/a-rare-case-of-multiple-phosphaturic-mesenchymal-tumors-along-a-tendon-sheath-inducing-osteomalacia
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Ryuta Arai, Tomohiro Onodera, Mohamad Alaa Terkawi, Tomoko Mitsuhashi, Eiji Kondo, Norimasa Iwasaki
BACKGROUND: Tumor-induced osteomalacia (TIO) is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome characterized by renal phosphate wasting, hypophosphatemia, reduction of 1,25-dihydroxyl vitamin D, and bone calcification disorders. Tumors associated with TIO are typically phosphaturic mesenchymal tumors that are bone and soft tissue origin and often present as a solitary tumor. The high production of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) by the tumor is believed to be the causative factor responsible for the impaired renal tubular phosphate reabsorption, hypophosphatemia and osteomalacia...
February 13, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192388/degradable-starch-microspheres-transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-dsm-tace-in-intrahepatic-cholangiocellular-carcinoma-icc-results-from-a-national-multi-center-study-on-safety-and-efficacy
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Andreas Schicho, Philippe L Pereira, Manfred Pützler, Katharina Michalik, Thomas Albrecht, Claus Nolte-Ernsting, Christian Stroszczynski, Philipp Wiggermann
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of DSM (degradable starch microspheres) as an embolic agent in transarterial chemoembolization in the treatment of intrahepatic cholangiocellular carcinoma (ICC). MATERIAL AND METHODS This was a national, multi-center observational cohort study on the safety and efficacy of DSM-TACE using mitomycin, gemcitabine, cisplatin, doxorubicin, and carboplatin in palliative treatment of ICC. Recruitment period for the study was from January 2010 to June 2014...
February 13, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191605/integrating-palliative-care-into-routine-care-of-patients-with-heart-failure-models-for-clinical-collaboration
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REVIEW
Warren H Lewin, Kristen G Schaefer
Heart failure (HF) affects nearly 5.7 million Americans and is described as a chronic incurable illness carrying a poor prognosis. Patients living with HF experience significant symptoms including dyspnea, pain, anxiety, fatigue, and depression. As the illness advances into later stages, symptoms become more intense and refractory to standard treatments, leading to recurrent acute-care utilization and contributing to poor quality of life. Advanced HF symptoms have been described to be as burdensome, if not more than, those in cancer populations...
February 13, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190981/the-role-of-intraperitoneal-carboplatin-as-consalidation-chemotherapy-in-women-with-ovarian-carcinoma-report-of-our-experience-and-systematic-review
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Azamsadat Mousavi, Mojgan Karimi-Zarchi, Nadere Behtash, Mitra Modares-Gilani, Mahnaz Mokhtari-Gorgani, Nili Mehrdad, Mitra Rouhi, Pouria Yazdian Anari
BACKGROUND: Epithelial ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecology malignancy. The aim of this study was to assess the role of intraperitoneal chemotherapy with carboplatin, as a consolidative treatment, in reducing relapse and increasing survival of patients in advanced epithelial ovarian cancers, as well as evaluation of its toxicity. METHODS: This clinical trial was conducted on 30 patients with epithelial ovarian cancer in stages II-IV in Gynecology oncology department in Valiasr University Hospital, Tehran during 2005-2010...
December 2016: International Journal of Biomedical Science: IJBS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186946/gabapentinoids-for-chronic-low-back-pain-a-protocol-for-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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Harsha Shanthanna, Ian Gilron, Lehana Thabane, Philip J Devereaux, Mohit Bhandari, Rizq AlAmri, Manikandan Rajarathinam, Sriganesh Kamath
INTRODUCTION: Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a common condition and causes significant pain, distress and disability across the world. It is multifactorial in aetiology and is challenging to manage. Although the underlying mechanism of pain is predominantly non-specific, many argue that there is a substantial neuropathic pain element. Neuropathic pain is more severe, with significant disability. Gabapentinoids, including gabapentin and pregabalin, have proven efficacy in some neuropathic pain conditions...
November 10, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186838/biological-dose-escalated-definitive-radiation-therapy-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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Brigida da Costa Ferreira, Pedro Sá-Couto, Leila Khouri, Maria do Carmo Lopes
OBJECTIVE: To compare treatment outcome of patients with head and neck (HN) tumours treated with definitive Radiation Therapy (RT) that, mainly due to differences in the fractionation scheme used with simultaneous integrated boost techniques, resulted in a different biological dose. METHODS: 181 HN cancer patients, prescribed to about 70.2 Gy in the primary tumour, were included in this study. Population cohort was divided into Group <70 and Group ≥70 when the mean dose converted to a 2 Gy fractionation in the primary tumour was less or higher than 70...
February 10, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183835/benign-spine-lesions-advances-in-techniques-for-minimally-invasive-percutaneous-treatment
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REVIEW
A Tomasian, A N Wallace, J W Jennings
Minimally invasive percutaneous imaging-guided techniques have been shown to be safe and effective for the treatment of benign tumors of the spine. Techniques available include a variety of tumor ablation technologies, including radiofrequency ablation, cryoablation, microwave ablation, alcohol ablation, and laser photocoagulation. Vertebral augmentation may be performed after ablation as part of the same procedure for fracture stabilization or prevention. Typically, the treatment goal in benign spine lesions is definitive cure...
February 9, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182595/treatment-of-advanced-kienb%C3%A3-ck-disease-with-a-vascularized-radial-bone-flap-wrapped-in-the-pronator-quadratus
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Sang Ki Lee, Kap Jung Kim, Hyuck Soo Shin, Won Sik Choy
PURPOSE: In the present study, we aimed to assess the radiologic and clinical outcomes after excision of the lunate, insertion of a vascularized radial bone flap wrapped in the pronator quadratus, and distraction with an external fixator of the joint, for the treatment of avascular necrosis of the lunate with carpal height collapse, fragmentation, and perilunar osteoarthritic changes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From May 2006 to July 2014, a total of 25 patients (13 men and 12 women; mean age, 38...
March 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182518/clinical-evaluation-of-a-bioactive-beta-glucan-gel-in-the-treatment-of-hard-to-heal-wounds
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B King, S Barrett, K F Cutting
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this evaluation is to assess the effects of a wound healing gel in a wounds of different aetiologies. METHOD: Data was recorded on the wound surface area, tissue type, and patient level of wound pain at baseline (0) and at weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, and 8. RESULTS: Of the total 39 patients enrolled in the study, 26 patients who complied with the protocol criteria completed the minimum four-week study period. During the 12-week evaluation period, seven of the 26 wounds fully healed and an additional eight wounds showed a reduction in size of more than 50 %...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
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