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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336014/clinical-significance-of-fibrinogen-degradation-product-among-traumatized-patients
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Kouhei Ishikawa, Kazuhiko Omori, Kei Jitsuiki, Hiromichi Ohsaka, Hiroshi Ito, Katsuhito Shimoyama, Toru Fukunaga, Norikazu Urabe, Souichirou Kitamura, Youichi Yanagawa
OBJECTIVE: We retrospectively analyzed trauma patients who were transported by a physician-staffed helicopter (doctor helicopter) to investigate the clinical significance of the fibrinogen degradation product (FDP) level on arrival. METHODS: From February 2011 to July 2016, a medical chart review was retrospectively performed for all patients with trauma who were transported by the doctor helicopter. The subjects were divided into 2 groups: a survival group and a fatal group...
March 2017: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326432/harnessing-scientific-literature-reports-for-pharmacovigilance-prototype-software-analytical-tool-development-and-usability-testing
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Alfred Sorbello, Anna Ripple, Joseph Tonning, Monica Munoz, Rashedul Hasan, Thomas Ly, Henry Francis, Olivier Bodenreider
OBJECTIVES: We seek to develop a prototype software analytical tool to augment FDA regulatory reviewers' capacity to harness scientific literature reports in PubMed/MEDLINE for pharmacovigilance and adverse drug event (ADE) safety signal detection. We also aim to gather feedback through usability testing to assess design, performance, and user satisfaction with the tool. METHODS: A prototype, open source, web-based, software analytical tool generated statistical disproportionality data mining signal scores and dynamic visual analytics for ADE safety signal detection and management...
March 22, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322117/effect-of-overlapping-operations-on-outcomes-in-microvascular-reconstructions-of-the-head-and-neck
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Larissa Sweeny, Eben L Rosenthal, Tyler Light, Jessica Grayson, Daniel Petrisor, Scott H Troob, Benjamin J Greene, William R Carroll, Mark K Wax
Objective To compare outcomes after microvascular reconstructions of head and neck defects between overlapping and nonoverlapping operations. Study Design Retrospective cohort study. Setting Tertiary care center. Subjects and Methods Patients undergoing microvascular free tissue transfer operations between January 2010 and February 2015 at 2 tertiary care institutions were included (n = 1315). Patients were divided into 2 cohorts by whether the senior authors performed a single or consecutive microvascular reconstruction (nonoverlapping; n = 773, 59%) vs performing overlapping microvascular reconstructions (overlapping; n = 542, 41%)...
March 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319424/rivaroxaban-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-from-rocket-af-to-everyday-practice
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Gonzalo Barón-Esquivias, Francisco Marín, Marcelo Sanmartín
Registries and non-interventional studies offer relevant and complementary information to clinical trials, since they have a high external validity. Areas covered: The information regarding the efficacy and safety of rivaroxaban compared with warfarin, or rivaroxaban alone in clinical practice was reviewed in this manuscript. For this purpose, a search on MEDLINE and EMBASE databases was performed. The MEDLINE and EMBASE search included both medical subject headings (MeSH) and keywords including: atrial fibrillation (AF) OR warfarin OR clinical practice OR ROCKET AF AND rivaroxaban...
March 20, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318756/radon-exposure-and-tumors-of-the-central-nervous-system
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Alberto Ruano-Ravina, Ana Dacosta-Urbieta, Juan Miguel Barros-Dios, Karl T Kelsey
OBJECTIVE: To review the published evidence of links between radon exposure and central nervous system tumors through a systematic review of the scientific literature. METHODS: We performed a thorough bibliographic search in Medline (PubMed) and EMBASE. We combined MeSH (Medical Subject Heading) terms and free text. We developed a purpose-designed scale to assess the quality of the included manuscripts. RESULTS: We have included 18 studies, 8 performed on miners, 3 on the general population and 7 on children, and the results have been structured using this classification...
March 15, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315625/endometrial-injury-for-women-with-previous-in-vitro-fertilization-failure-does-it-improve-pregnancy-rate
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Aleksandra Zygula, Iwona Szymusik, Barbara Grzechocinska, Piotr Marianowski, Miroslaw Wielgos
Implantation failure is one of the major factors limiting success of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. According to ESHRE 2009 data only 32% of fresh embryo transfers resulted in clinical pregnancies. There are many ideas to improve the treatment outcomes, endometrial injury being one of them. It has been suggested that local endometrial injury, performed either by pipelle biopsy or hysteroscopy, may increase clinical pregnancy rate. However, up to date literature is widely disparate on that subject. There is no conclusion with regard to optimal timing, the number and technique of the procedure...
November 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282354/diagnostic-evaluation-of-nontraumatic-chest-pain-in-athletes
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Byron Moran, Sean Bryan, Ted Farrar, Chris Salud, Gary Visser, Raymond Decuba, Deborah Renelus, Tyler Buckley, Michael Dressing, Nicholas Peterkin, Eric Coris
This article is a clinically relevant review of the existing medical literature relating to the assessment and diagnostic evaluation for athletes complaining of nontraumatic chest pain. The literature was searched using the following databases for the years 1975 forward: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; CINAHL; PubMed (MEDLINE); and SportDiscus. The general search used the keywords chest pain and athletes. The search was revised to include subject headings and subheadings, including chest pain and prevalence and athletes...
March 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277806/epidemiology-and-treatment-patterns-of-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
#8
Philip Jessmon, Talia Boulanger, Wei Zhou, Pallavi Patwardhan
While ovarian cancer (OC) is relatively rare, it remains one of the most fatal cancers. Lack of robust screening methods for eOC lead to detection of most cases at advanced stages, and most patients relapse following initial treatment. Areas covered: This review summarizes epidemiology and treatment patterns of epithelial ovarian cancer (eOC). MEDLINE, EMBASE, conference proceedings, and the Cochrane Library were searched using key terms and Medical Subject Headings for ovarian cancer, treatment patterns, and epidemiology to identify articles published from 2005-2015...
March 22, 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275955/oral-pyoderma-gangrenosum-diagnosis-treatment-and-challenges-a-systematic-review
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Caroline Bissonnette, Adel Kauzman, Gisele N Mainville
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a distinctive ulcerative skin disorder of unknown etiology, associated with an underlying systemic disease in up to 70% of cases. The condition is characterized by the appearance of one or more necrotic ulcers with a ragged undermined violaceous border and surrounding erythema. Lesions are often initiated by minor trauma. The condition can affect any anatomical site, however the head and neck are rarely involved. Although the oral cavity is subject to recurrent minor trauma through everyday activities such as mastication and oral hygiene, as well as during dental treatment, oral lesions appear to be extremely rare...
March 8, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266110/age-related-changes-in-immune-function-immune-senescence-in-caries-and-periodontal-diseases-a-systematic-review
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Philip M Preshaw, Karsten Henne, John J Taylor, Ruth A Valentine, Georg Conrads
AIM: To systematically review the evidence regarding immune senescence in the pathogenesis of periodontitis and dental caries. METHODS: A systematic search of electronic databases utilizing medical subject headings (MeSH terms) supplemented by screening of review articles and other relevant texts was undertaken. RESULTS: Seventy-three articles were included (43 for periodontitis, 30 for caries). Study results were found to be generally heterogeneous...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264830/diagnosing-malignant-melanoma-in-ambulatory-care-a-systematic-review-of-clinical-prediction-rules
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Emma Harrington, Barbara Clyne, Nieneke Wesseling, Harkiran Sandhu, Laura Armstrong, Holly Bennett, Tom Fahey
OBJECTIVES: Malignant melanoma has high morbidity and mortality rates. Early diagnosis improves prognosis. Clinical prediction rules (CPRs) can be used to stratify patients with symptoms of suspected malignant melanoma to improve early diagnosis. We conducted a systematic review of CPRs for melanoma diagnosis in ambulatory care. DESIGN: Systematic review. DATA SOURCES: A comprehensive search of PubMed, EMBASE, PROSPERO, CINAHL, the Cochrane Library and SCOPUS was conducted in May 2015, using combinations of keywords and medical subject headings (MeSH) terms...
March 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259876/asymptomatic-carotid-t1-high-intense-plaque-as-a-risk-factor-for-a-subsequent-cerebrovascular-ischemic-event
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Yoshitaka Kurosaki, Kazumichi Yoshida, Hitoshi Fukuda, Akira Handa, Masaki Chin, Sen Yamagata
BACKGROUND: Intraplaque hemorrhage, detected as a high-signal intensity on carotid MRI, is also strongly associated with ischemic events in symptomatic patients. However, in asymptomatic patients, the relationship of the T1-high intense plaque and the subsequent stroke is not clear. The aim of this study is to test the hypothesis that asymptomatic carotid T1-high intense plaque is a risk factor for a subsequent cerebrovascular ischemic event. METHODS: Of the 1,353 consecutive patients, who underwent head and carotid MRI as part of their annual medical check-up, the imaging quality of 13 was poor and 150 did not present for follow-up examination, thus leaving 1,190 subjects for evaluation...
March 4, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256050/prevalence-of-acne-vulgaris-and-its-impact-of-the-quality-of-life-among-secondary-school-aged-adolescents-in-sohag-province-upper-egypt
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Mohammed Abu El-Hamd, Essam El-Din Abdel-Aziz Nada, Mohammed Abdel-Kareem Moustafa, Rehab Ahmed Mahboob-Allah
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris is the most common dermatological condition encountered in adolescents. AIM: It was to determine the prevalence of acne vulgaris and its impact of the quality of life among adolescents attending secondary schools in Sohag Province, Upper Egypt. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted in randomly selected governmental and technical secondary schools in Sohag Province, Upper Egypt. Approval was taken from the scientific research committee of Sohag Faculty of Medicine and also from Ministry of Education...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251485/endoscopic-treatment-of-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Daniel P Verges, Costas D Lallas, Scott G Hubosky, Demetrius H Bagley
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This study aims to make the reader be aware of recent trends regarding the endoscopic management of upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) via review of the urologic literature over the past 5 years. Given the rare incidence of this disease, and the lack of level 1 evidence, systematic reviews and meta-analyses were also evaluated. Studies of importance are also considered and outlined in the annotated reference section. RECENT FINDINGS: The PubMed database was queried using the following medical subject headings (MeSH terms): "carcinoma, transitional cell," "ureter," "ureteral neoplasms," "kidney pelvis," "endoscopy," "laser therapy," "ureteroscopy," "urologic surgical procedures," and "ureteroscopes...
April 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250803/medical-subject-heading-mesh-annotations-illuminate-maize-genetics-and-evolution
#15
Timothy M Beissinger, Gota Morota
BACKGROUND: High-density marker panels and/or whole-genome sequencing, coupled with advanced phenotyping pipelines and sophisticated statistical methods, have dramatically increased our ability to generate lists of candidate genes or regions that are putatively associated with phenotypes or processes of interest. However, the speed with which we can validate genes, or even make reasonable biological interpretations about the principles underlying them, has not kept pace. A promising approach that runs parallel to explicitly validating individual genes is analyzing a set of genes together and assessing the biological similarities among them...
2017: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240616/use-of-electronic-health-records-by-nurses-for-symptom-management-in-inpatient-settings-a-systematic-review
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Mustafa Ozkaynak, Blaine Reeder, Lilian Hoffecker, Mary Beth Makic, Karen Sousa
Symptom management is one of the essential functions of nurses in inpatient settings; yet, little is understood about the manner in which nurses use electronic health records for symptom documentation. Therefore, the purpose of this systematic review is to characterize nurses' use of electronic health records for documentation of symptom assessment and management in inpatient settings, to inform design studies that better support electronic health records for patient symptom management by nurses. We searched the Ovid Medline (1946-current), Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (EBSCO, 1981-current), and Excerpta Medica Database (Embase...
February 25, 2017: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229341/assessment-of-cetuximab-induced-infusion-reactions-and-administration-rechallenge-at-an-academic-medical-center
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Ellen Burke, Michelle Rockey, Dennis Grauer, Dave Henry, Prakash Neupane
Cetuximab is approved for treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). Cetuximab is generally well tolerated, but does carry a black box warning for infusion reactions (IRs). Incidence of IR in clinical trials was 15-20% for all grades and 3-5% for grades III-IV. Retrospective studies reported a higher incidence of all grade IRs and grades III-IV IR in areas of the Southeastern United States. Information regarding rechallenge doses after an IR has not been well described. At our institution, we frequently rechallenge on the same day after an initial IR...
April 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211200/the-interrelation-between-hypothyroidism-and-glaucoma-a-critical-review-and-meta-analyses
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REVIEW
Marianne Thvilum, Frans Brandt, Thomas Heiberg Brix, Laszlo Hegedüs
Data on the association between hypothyroidism and glaucoma are conflicting. We sought to shed light on this by conducting a critical review and meta-analyses. The meta-analyses were conducted in adherence with the widely accepted MOOSE guidelines. Using the Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) terms: hypothyroidism, myxoedema and glaucoma or intraocular pressure, case-control studies, cohort studies and cross-sectional studies were identified (PubMed) and reviewed. Using meta-analysis, the relative risk (RR) of coexistence of glaucoma and hypothyroidism was calculated...
February 16, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209396/changes-in-bite-force-after-orthognathic-surgical-correction-of-mandibular-prognathism-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
I Islam, A A T Lim, R C W Wong
Patients requesting treatment for mandibular prognathism seek functional and aesthetic improvements. Improvements in bite force and efficiency are generally used as measures of better function. It is unclear what effect the surgical correction of mandibular prognathism will have on the patient's occlusal forces. The literature was searched using medical subject heading (MeSH) and key word terms 'bite force', 'osteotomy', 'orthognathic surgery', and 'prognathism'. A total of 17 articles were included in this review...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209330/role-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-detection-of-pathologic-complete-remission-in-breast-cancer-patients-treated-with-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-a-meta-analysis
#20
REVIEW
Yan-Lin Gu, Si-Meng Pan, Jie Ren, Zhi-Xue Yang, Guo-Qin Jiang
Pathologic complete remission after neoadjuvant chemotherapy has a role in guiding the management of breast cancer. The present meta-analysis examined the accuracy of contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (CE-MRI) and diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) in detecting the response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy and compared CE-MRI with ultrasonography, mammography, and positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT). Medical subject heading terms and related keywords were searched to generate a compilation of eligible studies...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
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