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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411105/long-term-cognitive-functioning-and-psychological-well-being-in-surgically-treated-low-grade-glioma-patients
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Fabio Campanella, Alvisa Palese, Fabio Del Missier, Renzo Moreale, Tamara Ius, Tim Shallice, Franco Fabbro, Miran Skrap
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work is to provide an in-depth investigation of the impact of Low Grade Gliomas (LGG) and their surgery on patients' cognitive and emotional functioning and well-being, carried out via a comprehensive and multiple-measure psychological and neuropsychological assessment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty surgically treated LGG patients were evaluated 40 months after surgery on their functioning over six different cognitive domains, three core affective/emotional aspects, and three different psychological well-being measures to obtain a clearer picture of the long-term impact of illness and surgery on their psychological and relational world...
April 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391583/3d-intra-operative-ultrasound-and-mr-image-guidance-pursuing-an-ultrasound-based-management-of-brainshift-to-enhance-neuronavigation
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Marco Riva, Christoph Hennersperger, Fausto Milletari, Amin Katouzian, Federico Pessina, Benjamin Gutierrez-Becker, Antonella Castellano, Nassir Navab, Lorenzo Bello
BACKGROUND: Brainshift is still a major issue in neuronavigation. Incorporating intra-operative ultrasound (iUS) with advanced registration algorithms within the surgical workflow is regarded as a promising approach for a better understanding and management of brainshift. This work is intended to (1) provide three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound reconstructions specifically for brain imaging in order to detect brainshift observed intra-operatively, (2) evaluate a novel iterative intra-operative ultrasound-based deformation correction framework, and (3) validate the performance of the proposed image-registration-based deformation estimation in a clinical environment...
April 8, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373973/establishment-of-the-world-health-organization-2-nd-international-standard-for-factor-xi-plasma-human
#3
Helen Wilmot, Jason Hockley, Peter Rigsby, Elaine Gray
The 1(st) International Standard (IS) for blood coagulation factor XI (FXI), plasma, has been successfully used for potency labeling of FXI therapeutics and for diagnosis of FXI deficiency in patients. With stocks of the 1(st) IS near depletion, a replacement is required. In addition to the functional activity value, assignment of an antigen value to the 2(nd) IS would allow harmonization of antigen assay methods and differentiation of patients who have low functional activity but normal antigen FXI levels from patients who have both low functional and antigen FXI levels...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369129/reaching-endpoints-for-lymphatic-filariasis-elimination-results-from-mass-drug-administration-and-nocturnal-blood-surveys-south-gujarat-india
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Anjali Modi, Sukesha Gamit, Bharat S Jesalpura, George Kurien, Jayendra K Kosambiya
BACKGROUND: Following the World Health Assembly resolution on Elimination of lymphatic filariasis (ELF) as a public health problem by the year 2020, a Global Program (GPELF) was launched in 1997 to help endemic countries to initiate national programs. The current strategy to interrupt transmission of LF, is administration of once-yearly, single-dose, two-drug regimen (Albendazole with Diethylcarbamazine (DEC) to be used in endemic areas with the goal of reaching 65% epidemiological coverage for 4-6 years...
April 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346240/combined-oral-medroxyprogesterone-levonorgestrel-intrauterine-system-treatment-for-women-with-grade-2-stage-ia-endometrial-cancer
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Ji Young Hwang, Da Hee Kim, Hyo Sook Bae, Mi-La Kim, Yong Wook Jung, Bo Seong Yun, Seok Ju Seong, Eunah Shin, Mi Kyoung Kim
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the oncologic and pregnancy outcomes of combined oral medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA)/levonorgestrel-intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) treatment in young women with grade 2-differentiated stage IA endometrial adenocarcinoma who wish to preserve fertility. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients with grade 2 stage IA endometrial adenocarcinoma who had received fertility-sparing treatment at CHA Gangnam Medical Center between 2011 and 2015...
May 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330857/estimated-disability-adjusted-life-years-averted-by-free-of-charge-provision-of-the-levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-system-over-a-9-year-period-in-brazil
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Jessica M Ferreira, Ilza Monteiro, Arlete Fernandes, Maria V Bahamondes, Ana Pitoli, Luis Bahamondes
BACKGROUND: The objective was to analyse the contribution of the provision at no cost to users of the 20 µg/day levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) towards disability-adjusted life years (DALY) averted over a 9-year period. METHODS: We analysed data from 15 030 new users of the LNG-IUS who had the device inserted at 26 Brazilian teaching hospitals between January 2007 and December 2015. The devices came from the International Contraceptive Access Foundation (ICA), a not-for-profit foundation that donates the devices to developing countries for use by low-income women who desire long-term contraception and who freely choose to use this device...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329232/mid-term-results-of-bilateral-lung-transplant-with-postoperatively-extended-intraoperative-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-severe-pulmonary-hypertension%C3%A2
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Jawad Salman, Fabio Ius, Wiebke Sommer, Thierry Siemeni, Christian Kuehn, Murat Avsar, Dietmar Boethig, Ulrich Molitoris, Christoph Bara, Jens Gottlieb, Tobias Welte, Axel Haverich, Marius M Hoeper, Gregor Warnecke, Igor Tudorache
OBJECTIVES: In severe pulmonary hypertension, diastolic dysfunction of the left ventricle causes significant morbidity and mortality after lung transplantation, which may be successfully reversed using a protocol based on perioperative veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and early extubation. Here, we present echocardiographic data and mid-term outcomes. METHODS: The records of lung transplanted patients at our institution between May 2010 and January 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
March 2, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299789/menstrual-management-in-developmentally-delayed-adolescent-females
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Irene Chuah, Alexandra McRae, Kim Matthews, Ann M Maguire, Katharine Steinbeck
BACKGROUND: Requests for assistance in menstrual management and menstrual suppression are a common, emotive and sometimes controversial aspect of adolescent disability care. AIMS: To review the uptake and outcomes of menstrual suppression among adolescent patients with developmental delay. METHODS: A retrospective review of the medical records of adolescent females with intellectual disability referred for menstrual management to the Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology Clinic, Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, for the three-year period between January 1, 2010 and January 1, 2013...
March 15, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283026/preventing-recurrence-of-endometriosis-by-means-of-long-acting-progestogen-therapy-pre-empt-report-of-an-internal-pilot-multi-arm-randomised-controlled-trial-incorporating-flexible-entry-design-and-adaption-of-design-based-on-feasibility-of-recruitment
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Lee J Middleton, Jane P Daniels, Annalise Weckesser, Siladitya Bhattacharya
BACKGROUND: Endometriosis is associated with the growth of endometrium in ectopic sites mainly within the pelvis. This results in inflammation and scarring, causing pain and impaired quality of life. Endometriotic lesions can be excised or ablated surgically, but the risk of recurrence is high. A Heath Technology Assessment commissioning call in 2011 sought applications for trials aimed at evaluating long-term effectiveness of postoperative, long-acting, reversible contraceptives (LARCs) in preventing recurrence of endometriosis...
March 11, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262240/heavy-menstrual-bleeding-an-update-on-management
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Joanna Davies, Rezan A Kadir
Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) is defined as excessive menstrual blood loss (MBL) >80 mL per cycle, that interferes with a woman's physical, emotional, social wellbeing and quality of life. Aetiology is due to underlying uterine pathologies, coagulopathy, ovulation dysfunction, or iatrogenic. Up to 20% of women with HMB will have an underlying inherited bleeding disorder (IBD). Assessment of HMB should entail a menstrual and gynaecological history and a bleeding score to distinguish those women who require additional haematological investigations...
March 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259378/predictors-for-success-of-internal-urethrotomy-in-patients-with-urethral-contracture-following-perineal-repair-of-pelvic-fracture-urethral-injuries
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Young-Kwon Hong, Kyung-Hwa Choi, Young-Tae Lee, Seung-Ryeol Lee
INTRODUCTION: Internal urethrotomy (IU) in patients with urethral contracture following perineal repair of pelvic fracture urethral injuries (PRPFUI) is troublesome. We evaluated the clinical factors affecting the surgical outcome of IU for urethral contracture after PRPFUI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 35 patients who underwent IU for urethral contracture after PRPFUI between March 2004 and June 2013. Ages of patients ranged from 18 to 50, and their follow-up duration was more than 1year after IU...
February 27, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256913/family-planning-and-zika-virus-need-for-renewed-and-cohesive-efforts-to-ensure-availability-of-intrauterine-contraception-in-latin-america-and-the-caribbean
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Moazzam Ali, Kelsey Miller, Rodolfo Federico Gómez Ponce de Leon
OBJECTIVES: The advantages of intrauterine contraception (IUC) are well established (highly effective, low discontinuation rate, easy to use, low cost, and suitable for immediate postpartum use), but low levels of use in many countries and declining use in others are causes for concern. Due to the ongoing Zika virus outbreak, public health officials are calling for the continued practice of safe sex and the delay of pregnancy. Our study was conducted to assess the current situation of IUC availability and provision in Latin America and to determine the role of national policies in meeting the contraceptive needs of the populations in these countries...
April 2017: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194857/hepatitis-e-risks-pigs-or-blood-that-is-the-question
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Richard S Tedder, Samreen Ijaz, Alan Kitchen, Ines Ushiro-Lumb, Kate I Tettmar, Patricia Hewitt, Nick Andrews
BACKGROUND: Infection with hepatitis E virus (HEV) Genotype 3 is recognized as a food-borne zoonosis in developed countries where it usually causes a mild self-limited acute hepatitis. It may cause a persistent infection in the immunosuppressed human that can progress to cirrhosis. To protect the patient from transfusion-acquired HEV infection, steps have been taken in the United Kingdom to provide for at-risk patients only components from donors screened for HEV viremia. This strategy does not protect from dietary exposure and calls into question estimation of relative risk between blood transfusion and diet...
February 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176932/intrauterine-levonorgestrel-delivery-with-frameless-fibrous-delivery-system-review-of-clinical-experience
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Dirk Wildemeersch, Amaury Andrade, Norman D Goldstuck, Thomas Hasskamp, Geert Jackers
The concept of using a frameless intrauterine device (IUD) instead of the conventional plastic framed IUD is not new. Frameless copper IUDs have been available since the late 1990s. They rely on an anchoring system to retain in the uterine cavity. The clinical experience with these IUDs suggests that frameless IUDs fit better as they are thin and, therefore, do not disturb or irritate the uterus. High tolerance and continuation rates have been achieved as complaints of pain are virtually nonexistent and the impact on menstrual blood loss is minimal...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155014/molecular-xenomonitoring-mx-and-transmission-assessment-survey-tas-of-lymphatic-filariasis-elimination-in-two-villages-menoufyia-governorate-egypt
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M A Moustafa, M M I Salamah, H S Thabet, R A Tawfik, M M Mehrez, D M Hamdy
Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is focally endemic in Egypt where the female mosquito, Culex pipiens, is responsible for its transmission. The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of implementation of the 13th round of MDA in two Egyptian villages in the Menoufyia Governorate area after failing the transmission assessment survey (TAS) in 2005 using two methods, and to decide whether it is safe to stop MDA in these, as well as in similar implementation units (IUs). To achieve this aim, both the immunochromatographic card test (ICT) and molecular xenomonitoring (MX) techniques were employed...
February 2, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142308/a-case-of-endometrial-carcinoma-in-a-long-term-levonorgestrel-intrauterine-system-lng-52%C3%A2-mg-ius-user
#16
Melisa Thomas, Paula Briggs
This report describes a 50-year-old woman who presented to a community gynaecology clinic complaining of persistent heavy vaginal bleeding with an LNG 52 mg-IUS in situ. She was subsequently found to have stage 1 grade 1a endometrioid carcinoma. From the literature, we have identified five similar cases. This case highlights the possibility of endometrial carcinoma despite treatment with an LNG 52 mg-IUS and reinforces the importance of investigating women who present with unusual persistent or heavy vaginal bleeding...
January 1, 2017: Post Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133990/economic-outcomes-with-the-conversion-of-insulin-delivery-methods-in-hospitals
#17
Kari A Kelton, Sinem Perk, Scott Loveland, Magaly Perez-Nieves, Haoda Fu, Xiaomei Peng
PURPOSE: To evaluate the insulin wastage and associated acquisition costs when switching from individual patient supply (IPS) of 3-mL pens of rapid-acting insulin (RAI) aspart to floor stock (FS) dispensing of 3-mL vials of RAI lispro, and with conversion from IPS of 3-mL pens to centralized unit dose (CUD) of 10-mL vials of basal insulin detemir. METHODS: Data from September 2010 to December 2012 from three hospitals in the Roper St. Francis Healthcare (RSFH) were used: Roper Hospital (368 beds), Bon Secours St...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107450/systemic-t-cells-immunosuppression-of-glioma-stem-cell-derived-exosomes-is-mediated-by-monocytic-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells
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Rossana Domenis, Daniela Cesselli, Barbara Toffoletto, Evgenia Bourkoula, Federica Caponnetto, Ivana Manini, Antonio Paolo Beltrami, Tamara Ius, Miran Skrap, Carla Di Loreto, Giorgia Gri
A major contributing factor to glioma development and progression is its ability to evade the immune system. Nano-meter sized vesicles, exosomes, secreted by glioma-stem cells (GSC) can act as mediators of intercellular communication to promote tumor immune escape. Here, we investigated the immunomodulatory properties of GCS-derived exosomes on different peripheral immune cell populations. Healthy donor peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) stimulated with anti-CD3, anti-CD28 and IL-2, were treated with GSC-derived exosomes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071979/vytautas-kontrimavi%C3%A4-ius-1930-2016
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Gediminas Valkiūnas, Romualda Petkevičiūtė
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April 2017: Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041992/changes-in-body-composition-in-women-using-long-acting-reversible-contraception
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Priscilla de Nazaré Silva Dos Santos, Tessa Madden, Karen Omvig, Jeffrey F Peipert
OBJECTIVE: Users of hormonal long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) report weight gain as a side effect, but few studies have assessed body composition change among LARC users. We evaluated weight and body composition of healthy women using the levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS), copper intrauterine device (copper IUD) or etonogestrel implant (ENG implant). We hypothesized that weight gain and body composition over 12 months would not differ between copper IUD, LNG-IUS and ENG implant users...
April 2017: Contraception
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