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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917254/stereotactic-radiotherapy-in-oligometastatic-cancer
#1
Thomas A C Kennedy, Mark T Corkum, Alexander V Louie
Oligometastatic cancer describes a disease state somewhere between localized and metastatic cancer. Proposed definitions of oligometastatic disease have typically used a cut-off of five or fewer sites of disease. Treatment of oligometastatic disease should have the goal of long-term local control, and in selected cases, disease remission. While several retrospective cohorts argue for surgical excision of limited metastases (metastasectomy) as the preferred treatment option for several clinical indications, limited randomized data exists for treating oligometastases...
September 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898433/changes-in-parameters-of-right-ventricular-function-with-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
#2
Abhishek Sharma, Carl J Lavie, Ajay Vallakati, Akash Garg, Sunny Goel, Jason Lazar, Gregg C Fonarow
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown that cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) significantly improves right ventricle (RV) size and function in patients with heart failure (HF). HYPOTHESIS: CRT does not lead to improvement in RV function independent of baseline clinical variables. METHODS: A systematic search of studies published between 1966 to August 31, 2015 was conducted using Pub Med, CINAHL, Cochrane CENTRAL and the Web of Science databases...
September 12, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889768/effect-of-prenatal-smoking-cessation-interventions-on-birth-weight-meta-analysis
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Yousef Veisani, Ensiyeh Jenabi, Ali Delpisheh, Salman Khazaei
BACKGROUND: Smoking is preventable factor for pregnancy outcomes such as low birth weight (LBW). In this study we assessed the effects of smoking cessation in pregnancy period on the birth weight in Randomized Controlled Trial studies (RCTs). METHODS: International databases of Pub Med, Scopus and Web of Science, by the MeSH heading and/or additional terms were searched to assess relevant studies in systematic possess. I(2) statistics was used to assess of heterogeneity...
September 10, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875853/effectiveness-of-cicer-arietinum-in-cutaneous-problems-viewpoint-of-avicenna-and-razi
#4
Marjan Mahjour, Arash Khoushabi, MohammadReza Noras, Shokouhsadat Hamedi
BACKGROUND: Cicer arietinum is one of the popular legumes in the most parts of the world. It's known for a long time in Asia because of the many possibilities of its application. Cicer arietinum has benefits for the skin regarding safe ingredients. Some of these ingredients are recommended in skin care. METHODS: This study aimed to introduce the benefits of Cicer arietinum by reviewing of traditional literature from 10th to 21th century and also conventional medicine for its safe ingredients by searching the electronic data banks such as ISI, Pub Med and Scopus...
August 29, 2017: Current Drug Discovery Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858847/pheochromocytoma-diagnosis-and-treatment-review-of-the-literature
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F A Farrugia, G Martikos, P Tzanetis, A Charalampopoulos, E Misiakos, N Zavras, D Sotiropoulos
OBJECTIVE: We conducted an extensive review of the literature and tried to cite the most recent recommendations concerning the pheochromocytoma (PHEO). METHODS: Pub Med and Google Scholar databases were searched systematically for studies concerning pheochromocytomas (intra-adrenal paragangliomas) from 1980 until 2016. Bibliographies were searched to find additional articles. RESULTS: More than four times elevation of plasma fractionated metanephrines or elevated 24-h urinary fractionated metanephrines are keys to diagnosing pheochromocytoma...
July 1, 2017: Endocrine Regulations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837361/role-of-honey-in-topical-and-systemic-bacterial-infections
#6
Muhammad Barkaat Hussain
BACKGROUND: The development of bacterial resistance to antibiotics has made it more difficult and expensive to treat infections. Honey is getting worldwide attention as a topical therapeutic agent for wound infections and potential future candidate for systemic infections. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this review was to summarise different antibacterial bio-active compounds in honey, their synergistic interaction and their clinical implications in topical and systemic infections...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832610/first-fossil-of-an-oestroid-fly-diptera-calyptratae-oestroidea-and-the-dating-of-oestroid-divergences
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Pierfilippo Cerretti, John O Stireman, Thomas Pape, James E O'Hara, Marco A T Marinho, Knut Rognes, David A Grimaldi
Calyptrate flies include about 22,000 extant species currently classified into Hippoboscoidea (tsetse, louse, and bat flies), the muscoid grade (house flies and relatives) and the Oestroidea (blow flies, bot flies, flesh flies, and relatives). Calyptrates are abundant in nearly all terrestrial ecosystems, often playing key roles as decomposers, parasites, parasitoids, vectors of pathogens, and pollinators. For oestroids, the most diverse group within calyptrates, definitive fossils have been lacking. The first unambiguous fossil of Oestroidea is described based on a specimen discovered in amber from the Dominican Republic...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821517/quality-differences-between-private-for-profit-private-non-profit-and-public-hospitals-in-norway-a-retrospective-national-register-based-study-of-acute-readmission-rates-following-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasties
#8
Geir Hiller Holom, Terje P Hagen
OBJECTIVES: To compare the quality of care-using unplanned acute hospital readmissions as a quality measure-among patients treated at private for-profit hospitals (PFPs), private non-profit hospitals (PNPs) and public hospitals (PUBs) in Norway. DESIGN: A retrospective comparative study using the Norwegian Patient Register. Readmissions were evaluated by logistic regressions both using adjustment for various patient-level and other covariates, and a two-stage model using distance as an instrumental variable...
August 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819801/botulinum-toxin-treatment-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-review
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Yasaman Safarpour, Tahereh Mousavi, Bahman Jabbari
Purpose of review The purpose of this review is to provide updated information on the role of botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) therapy in multiple sclerosis (MS). This review aims to answer which symptoms of multiple sclerosis may be amenable to BoNT therapy. Recent findings We searched the literature on the efficacy of BoNTs for treatment of MS symptoms up to April 1st 2017 via the Yale University Library's search engine including but not limited to Pub Med and Ovis SP. The level of efficacy was defined according to the assessment's criteria set forth by the Subcommittee on Guideline Development of the American Academy of Neurology...
August 17, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814245/benefits-of-sglt2-inhibitors-beyond-glycemic-control-a-focus-on-metabolic-cardiovascular-and-renal-outcomes
#10
Molly G Minze, Kayley Will, Brian T Terrell, Robin L Black, Brian K Irons
BACKGROUND: Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are a new pharmacotherapeutic class for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate beneficial effects of the SGLT2 inhibitors on metabolic, cardiovascular, and renal outcomes. METHODS: A Pub-Med search (1966 to July 2017) was performed of published English articles using keywords sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors, canagliflozin, dapagliflozin, and empagliflozin...
August 16, 2017: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809645/screening-for-functional-cognition-in-postacute-care-and-the-improving-medicare-post-acute-care-transformation-impact-act-of-2014
#11
Gordon Muir Giles, Dorothy Farrar Edwards, M Tracy Morrison, Carolyn Baum, Timothy J Wolf
Occupational therapists have a long history of assessing functional cognition, defined as the ability to use and integrate thinking and performance skills to accomplish complex everyday activities. In response to passage of the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 113-185), the American Occupational Therapy Association has been advocating that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services consider functional cognition for inclusion in routine patient assessment in postacute care settings, with important implications for occupational therapy...
September 2017: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798007/industrial-pollutants-and-nasopharyngeal-cancer-an-open-question
#12
Roberto Menicagli, Gianni Bolla, Laura Menicagli, Anastassia Esseiridou
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma represents 0.7% of the total cancer cases in the world with an ASR index of 1.7 and is widely associated with Epstein-Barr virus. It is not common in Italy (ASR index of 0.5) while in China (ASR 1.9), one third of the clinical cases are observed in Guangdong (ASR index 11.3). It is also quite common in Malaysia and Indonesia. The activation of the cancerogenesis process happens after the exposure to some environmental parameters that epidemiological studies have indicated with various dietary habits, mainly for salted fish consumption...
May 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782502/hepatitis-c-in-pregnancy-screening-treatment-and-management
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Brenna L Hughes, Charlotte M Page, Jeffrey A Kuller
In the United States, 1-2.5% of pregnant women are infected with hepatitis C virus, which carries an approximately 5% risk of transmission from mother to infant. Hepatitis C virus can be transmitted to the infant in utero or during the peripartum period, and infection during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of adverse fetal outcomes, including fetal growth restriction and low birthweight. The purpose of this document is to discuss the current evidence regarding hepatitis C virus in pregnancy and to provide recommendations on screening, treatment, and management of this disease during pregnancy...
August 4, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782337/diagnosis-management-and-prevention-of-hepatitis-c-in-pakistan-2017
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Muhammad Umar, Hamama-Tul-Bushra Khaar, Tayyab Saeed Akhter, Faiza Aslam, Syed Irfan Ahmad, Rai Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Khurram, Tassawar Hussain, Amjad Salamat, Anwar A Khan, Fazal-E-Hadi, Zahid Mahmood Minhas, Hasnain Ali Shah, Javed Farooqui, Asif Abbas Naqvi, Aftab Mohsin, Waseem-Ud-Din, Sohail Iqbal Bhutta, Sibt Ul Hasnain Syed, Saleem Qureshi, Tashfeen Adam, Moazzam Uddin, Ghias-U-Nabi Tayyab, Najeeb Ul Haq, Atifa Shoaib, Saima Ambreen, Arslan Shahzad, Nadeem Ikram, Gul Nisar, Mohammad Mujeeb Khan, Mohammad Osama
Aims and Objectives: Since the advent of direct acting antiviral agents, there is a revolutionary change in the management of HCV infection. Newer drugs with different mechanism of action are being introduced and are expected to be available in coming few months in Pakistan as well. The main purpose of the guideline is to review and induct the latest research in field of HCV infection in Pakistani perspective so that our healthcare professionals can apply the new recommendations in timely and judicial manner...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770891/feedback-in-a-clinical-setting-a-way-forward-to-enhance-student-s-learning-through-constructive-feedback
#15
Amber Shamim Sultan, Muhammad Arif Mateen Khan
Feedback is considered as a dynamic process in which information about the observed performance is used to promote the desirable behaviour and correct the negative ones. The importance of feedback is widely acknowledged, but still there seems to be inconsistency in the amount, type and timing of feedback received from the clinical faculty. No significant effort has been put forward from the educator end to empower the learners with the skills of receiving and using the feedback effectively. Some institutions conduct faculty development workshops and courses to facilitate the clinicians on how best to deliver constructive feedback to the learners...
July 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766277/a-review-on-use-of-botulinum-toxin-for-intractable-lacrimal-drainage-disorders
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REVIEW
Swati Singh, Mohammad Javed Ali, Friedrich Paulsen
PURPOSE: To review the published literature on botulinum toxin (BTX) for epiphora secondary to refractory lacrimal drainage disorders. METHODS: The authors performed a Pub Med search of all articles published in English on BTX injection into lacrimal gland for epiphora secondary to lacrimal drainage disorders. Relevant cross-references were obtained from the resultant studies. Data reviewed included demographics, indications, dose of BTX, number of injections, transconjunctival or transcutaneous route, outcomes and complications...
August 1, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761475/the-helminths-causing-surgical-or-endoscopic-abdominal-intervention-a-review-article
#17
REVIEW
Erdal Uysal, Mehmet Dokur
BACKGROUND: Helminths sometimes require surgical or endoscopic intervention. Helminths may cause acute abdomen, mechanical intestinal obstruction, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, perforation, hepatitis, pancreatitis, and appendicitis. This study aimed to determine the surgical diseases that helminths cause and to gather, analyze the case reports, case series and original articles about this topic in literature. METHODS: This study was designed as a retrospective observational study...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749987/dude-seq-fast-flexible-and-robust-denoising-for-targeted-amplicon-sequencing
#18
Byunghan Lee, Taesup Moon, Sungroh Yoon, Tsachy Weissman
We consider the correction of errors from nucleotide sequences produced by next-generation targeted amplicon sequencing. The next-generation sequencing (NGS) platforms can provide a great deal of sequencing data thanks to their high throughput, but the associated error rates often tend to be high. Denoising in high-throughput sequencing has thus become a crucial process for boosting the reliability of downstream analyses. Our methodology, named DUDE-Seq, is derived from a general setting of reconstructing finite-valued source data corrupted by a discrete memoryless channel and effectively corrects substitution and homopolymer indel errors, the two major types of sequencing errors in most high-throughput targeted amplicon sequencing platforms...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745080/improving-understanding-of-trigger-points-and-widespread-pressure-pain-sensitivity-in-tension-type-headache-patients-clinical-implications
#19
César Fernández-De-Las-Peñas, Lars Arendt-Nielsen
The underlying etiology of tension type headache (TTH) is not understood. The current paper highlights the etiologic role of muscle trigger points (TrPs) to the development and maintenance of central sensitization in TTH and its clinical repercussion for proper management of these patients. Areas covered: A literature search on Pub Med for English-language published papers between 1990 and May 2017 to provide the most updated data on the topic was conducted. Current literature suggests that the referred pain elicited by active trigger points (TrPs) contributes to the manifestations of TTH...
September 2017: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737288/linkage-disequilibrium-among-commonly-genotyped-snp-variants-detected-from-bull-sequence
#20
W M Snelling, L A Kuehn, B N Keel, R M Thallman, G L Bennett
Genomic prediction utilizing causal variants could increase selection accuracy above that achieved with SNPs genotyped by currently available arrays used for genomic selection. A number of variants detected from sequencing influential sires are likely to be causal, but noticeable improvements in prediction accuracy using imputed sequence variant genotypes have not been reported. Improvement in accuracy of predicted breeding values may be limited by the accuracy of imputed sequence variants. Using genotypes of SNPs on a high-density array and non-synonymous SNPs detected in sequence from influential sires of a multibreed population, results of this examination suggest that linkage disequilibrium between non-synonymous and array SNPs may be insufficient for accurate imputation from the array to sequence...
July 24, 2017: Animal Genetics
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