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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156868/a-nationwide-evaluation-of-off-label-drug-utilization-in-turkey
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Emine Nur Özdamar, Ahmet Akıcı, Ali Alkan, Banu Bayar, Hakkı Gürsöz
Background/aim: Off-label drug use (OLDU) is under the control of the Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (TMMDA) in Turkey. It was aimed to investigate demographic and medical features of patients with OLDU applications in Turkey. Materials and methods: A total of 4426 electronic OLDU application records of the TMMDA were evaluated retrospectively. Information regarding patients? demographic characteristics, diagnoses, requested drugs, institutions, and specialties of the physicians were evaluated...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156853/the-importance-of-routine-bedside-biliary-ultrasonography-in-the-management-of-patients-admitted-to-the-emergency-department-with-isolated-acute-epigastric-pain
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Vermi Değerli, Tanzer Korkmaz, Hülya Mollamehmetoğlu, Cem Ertan
Background/aim: The aim of our study was to emphasize the importance of routine bedside biliary ultrasonography (USG) for the differential diagnosis of biliary tract disorders in patients admitted with acute isolated epigastric pain. Materials and methods: Adult patients who were admitted to the emergency department with acute isolated epigastric pain were included in the study. Emergency residents (ERs) were asked whether they planned to perform biliary USG during the initial evaluation and following diagnosis/treatment (secondary evaluation) of these patients...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156805/circulating-tumor-dna-shows-variable-clonal-response-of-breast-cancer-during-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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Ji-Yeon Kim, Donghyun Park, Dae-Soon Son, Seok Jin Nam, Seok Won Kim, Hae Hyun Jung, Yeon Jeong Kim, Gahee Park, Woong-Yang Park, Jeong Eon Lee, Yeon Hee Park
Circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) correlates with tumor burden and provides early detection of treatment response and tumor genetic alterations in breast cancer (BC). In this study, we aimed to identify genetic alterations during the process of tumor clonal evolution and examine if ctDNA level well indicated clinical response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) and BC recurrence. We performed targeted ultra-deep sequencing of plasma DNAs, matched germline DNAs and tumor DNAs from locally advanced BC patients. Serial plasma DNAs were collected at diagnosis, after the 1(st) cycle of NAC and after curative surgery...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156722/whole-exome-sequencing-reveals-novel-mutations-and-epigenetic-regulation-in-hypopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Ping Wu, Honglong Wu, Yaoyun Tang, Shi Luo, Xing Fang, Chubo Xie, Jian He, Suping Zhao, Xiaofeng Wang, Jiajia Xu, Xi Chen, Dongfang Li, Huanming Yang, Jian Wang
Hypopharyngeal cancer (HPC) frequently presents at an advanced stage, resulting in poor prognosis. Although combined surgical therapy and chemoradiotherapy have improved the survival for patients with HPC over the past 3 decades, the mortality rate in late-stage diagnosis of HPC is unsatisfactory. In this study, we performed whole-exome sequencing (WES) of 23 hypopharyngeal tumor and paired adjacent normal tissue to identify novel candidate driver genes associated with hypopharyngeal carcinoma. We identified several copy number variants (CNVs) and 15 somatic mutation genes that were associated with hypopharyngeal carcinoma...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156707/infradiaphragmatic-hodgkin-lymphoma-a-large-series-of-patients-staged-with-pet-ct
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Cédric Rossi, Morgane Mounier, Pauline Brice, Violaine Safar, Emmanuelle Nicolas-Virelizier, Philippe Rey, Aspasia Stamatoullas-Bastard, Marion Alcantara, Adrien Chauchet, Emilie Reboursière, Lauriane Filliatre, Aurore Perrot, Sylvain Garciaz, Gilles Salles, Bertrand Coiffier, Hervé Ghesquières, René-Olivier Casasnovas
Introduction: Infradiaphragmatic Hodgkin Lymphoma (IDHL) accounts for 3-11% of adult cases of stage I-II Hodgkin Lymphoma and the treatment strategy in IDHL is still heterogeneous. All previous published studies were conducted before the PET-CT era. PET may provide a more accurate evaluation of IDHL stage. The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical and biological characteristics of IDHL patients staged by CT scan or PET-CT in eight French hematology departments and their impact on outcomes in these patients...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156547/knowledge-and-practices-of-toxoplasmosis-among-clinical-laboratory-professionals-a-cross-sectional-study-in-durango-mexico
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Cosme Alvarado-Esquivel, Luis Francisco Sánchez-Anguiano, Luis Omar Berumen-Segovia, Jesús Hernández-Tinoco, Yazmin Del Rosario Rico-Almochantaf, Alfredo Cisneros-Camacho, Jorge Arturo Cisneros-Martínez
Background: The aim of this study was to determine the level of knowledge and practices about toxoplasmosis in a sample of clinical laboratory professionals in Mexico. Methods: 192 clinical laboratory professionals were surveyed. They were asked about (1) Toxoplasma gondii; (2) clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, and epidemiology of toxoplasmosis; and (3) their practices with respect to toxoplasmosis. Results: The range of animals infected by T. gondii was known by 44.8% of participants. Clinical aspects of toxoplasmosis were known by up to 44...
November 18, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156509/the-role-of-exosomes-on-colorectal-cancer-a-review
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REVIEW
Lidia Ruiz-López, Isabel Blancas, José M Garrido, Nuria Mut-Salud, Marta Moya-Jódar, Antonio Osuna, Fernando Rodríguez-Serrano
Exosomes are extracellular microvesicles released from cells, which are involved in many biological and pathological processes, mainly due to their role in intercellular communication. Exosomes derived from colorectal cancer (CRC) cells are related to oncogenesis, tumor cell survival, chemo-resistance and metastasis. The role of the exosomes in these processes involves the transfer of proteins, RNAs or mutant versions of proto-oncogenes to the target cells. In recent years, great efforts have been made to identify useful biomarkers in CRC exosomes for diagnosis, prediction of prognosis and treatment response...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156481/-why-and-how-should-i-assess-frailty-a-guide-for-the-preoperative-anesthesia-clinic
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Oliver Birkelbach, Rudolf Mörgeli, Felix Balzer, Maria Olbert, Sascha Treskatsch, Rainer Kiefmann, Ursula Müller-Werdan, Anett Reisshauer, Christine Schwedtke, Bruno Neuner, Claudia Spies
Introduction: Frailty is a condition of decreased physiological reserves seen in approx. one third of elderly anesthesiological patients, and affecting many aspects of treatment as well as outcome. Although there are over 60 measurement instruments, frailty assessment is still poorly implemented. Understanding why and how to assess frailty is key to its implementation in preoperative anesthesia clinics. Method: After presenting the impact of perioperative frailty and the benefits of an early diagnosis on health related quality of life, we present an overview of the most important tools that can be used in the preoperative frailty assessment...
November 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156474/ct-and-mri-findings-in-cerebral-aspergilloma
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Friederike Gärtner, Julia Forstenpointner, Birgit Ertl-Wagner, Babak Hooshmand, Christian Riedel, Olav Jansen
Purpose Invasive aspergillosis usually affects immunocompromised patients. It carries a high risk of morbidity and mortality and usually has a nonspecific clinical presentation. Early diagnosis is essential in order to start effective treatment and improve clinical outcome. Materials and Methods In a retrospective search of the PACS databases from two medical centers, we identified 9 patients with histologically proven cerebral aspergilloma. We systematically analyzed CT and MRI imaging findings to identify typical imaging appearances of cerebral aspergilloma...
November 20, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156467/-diagnosis-and-therapy-of-iris-lesions
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Joel M Mor, Konrad R Koch, Ludwig M Heindl
The most common iris lesions are iris nevi, iris melanomas and iris pigment epithelium cysts. However, there is an abundance of rare differential diagnoses that have to be considered, including other melanocytic and non-melanocytic lesions. Diagnostic tools include the slit lamp examination, gonioscopy, tonometry, transillumination, ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM), optical coherence tomography, fluorescein angiography and standardized photography-assisted documentation. The timely identification of malignant lesions (i...
November 20, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156452/an-international-consortium-update-pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-in-adolescence
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Lourdes Ibáñez, Sharon E Oberfield, Selma F Witchel, Richard J Auchus, R Jeffrey Chang, Ethel Codner, Preeti Dabadghao, Feyza Darendeliler, Nancy Samir Elbarbary, Alessandra Gambineri, Cecilia Garcia Rudaz, Kathleen M Hoeger, Abel López-Bermejo, Ken Ong, Alexia S Peña, Thomas Reinehr, Nicola Santoro, Manuel Tena-Sempere, Rachel Tao, Bulent O Yildiz, Haya Alkhayyat, Asma Deeb, Dipesalema Joel, Reiko Horikawa, Francis de Zegher, Peter A Lee
This paper represents an international collaboration of paediatric endocrine and other societies (listed in the Appendix) under the International Consortium of Paediatric Endocrinology (ICPE) aiming to improve worldwide care of adolescent girls with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)1. The manuscript examines pathophysiology and guidelines for the diagnosis and management of PCOS during adolescence. The complex pathophysiology of PCOS involves the interaction of genetic and epigenetic changes, primary ovarian abnormalities, neuroendocrine alterations, and endocrine and metabolic modifiers such as anti-Müllerian hormone, hyperinsulinemia, insulin resistance, adiposity, and adiponectin levels...
November 13, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156361/non-suicidal-self-injury-in-referred-adolescents-with-mood-disorders-and-its-association-with-cyclothymic-hypersensitive-temperament
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Gabriele Masi, Annarita Milone, Anna Rita Montesanto, Elena Valente, Simone Pisano
BACKGROUND: Non suicidal self-injuries (NSSIs) are deliberate self-harm behaviors without suicidal intent, usually starting in adolescence, with increasing rates of occurrence both in epidemiological and clinical samples. Several studies associated cyclothymic-hypersensitive temperament (CHT) with self-harm behaviors and suicidal risk. Aim of this study is to explore the association between NSSIs and CHT in a clinical sample of adolescents. We hypothesized that CHT may differentiate NSSI from non-NSSI adolescents with mood disorders, when other psychopathological features are controlled for...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156231/acute-organoaxial-gastric-volvulus-a-massive-problem-with-a-twist-case-report
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Fadi Al Daoud, Gul Sachwani Daswani, Vinu Perinjelil, Tina Nigam
INTRODUCTION: Gastric volvulus (GV) is a rare and life threatening condition if not treated promptly or wrongly diagnosed. The main complication of gastric volvulus is foregut obstruction. The extreme rotation can cut off blood supply to the stomach and even distal organs, which can lead to ischemia and necrosis of the affected area. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a case of a 41yo female that complained of severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting for approximately 3days after eating a large meal...
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156202/relapsed-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-is-it-crucial-to-achieve-molecular-remission-prior-to-transplant
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REVIEW
Mary Eapen
In patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) the risk of recurrent leukemia influences the choice of treatment between chemotherapy and allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. The evaluation of minimal residual disease (MRD) is now considered to be the greatest progress in risk stratification in regard to leukemia recurrence. Achieving molecular remission at the end of induction therapy after diagnosis or after relapse has influenced treatment choice. Failure to achieve molecular remission is considered "high risk" and allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation with a suitable donor, the accepted standard...
December 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156092/gingival-cyst-of-the-adult-lateral-periodontal-cyst-and-botryoid-odontogenic-cyst-an-updated-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Bruno Ramos Chrcanovic, Ricardo Santiago Gomez
OBJECTIVE: To integrate the available data published on gingival cyst of the adult (GCA), lateral periodontal cyst (LPC) and botryoid odontogenic cyst (BOC) into a comprehensive analysis of their clinical/radiologic features. METHODS: An electronic search was undertaken in July/2017. Eligibility criteria included publications having enough clinical/radiological/histological information to confirm the diagnosis. RESULTS: 146 publications (157 GCAs, 213 LPCs, 96 BOCs) were included...
November 20, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155982/economic-and-survival-burden-of-dysphagia-among-inpatients-in-the-united-states
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D A Patel, S Krishnaswami, E Steger, E Conover, M F Vaezi, M R Ciucci, D O Francis
The inpatient burden of dysphagia has primarily been evaluated in patients with stroke. It is unclear whether dysphagia, irrespective of cause, is associated with worse clinical outcomes and higher costs compared to inpatients with similar demographic, hospital, and clinical characteristics without dysphagia. The aim of this study is to assess how a dysphagia diagnosis affects length of hospital stay (LOS), costs, discharge disposition, and in-hospital mortality among adult US inpatients. Annual and overall dysphagia prevalence, LOS, hospital charges, inpatient care costs, discharge disposition, and in-hospital mortality were measured using the AHRQ Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) National Inpatient Sample (2009-2013)...
November 16, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155833/do-intra-articular-hyaluronic-acid-injections-delay-total-knee-replacement-in-patients-with-osteoarthritis-a-cox-model-analysis
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Angélique Delbarre, Bernard Amor, Isabelle Bardoulat, Aymeric Tetafort, Nathalie Pelletier-Fleury
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to describe patients treated for knee osteoarthritis between 2006 and 2013 in France and to compare the delay from diagnosis to total knee replacement between patients who received intra-articular hyaluronic acid injections and those who did not receive the injections. A second objective was to compare direct medical costs for ambulatory care between treatment groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were selected from a representative sample of the real world administrative claims database using an algorithm developed by experts from the scientific committee of the study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155821/progress-towards-a-leprosy-free-country-the-experience-of-oman
#18
Salah T Al Awaidy
INTRODUCTION: The World Health Organization (WHO) released the Global Leprosy Strategy 2016-2020 towards a leprosy-free world. The author described the progress made towards the elimination of leprosy and suggested recommendations for the acceleration towards a Leprosy-free country according to WHO laid out criterion. METHODOLOGY: Case record review of Leprosy patients managed between the years 1992 to 2015 were registered and analyzed. Data were collected from annual reports of the Ministry of Health including demographics, classification of leprosy new cases, relapse, childhood, grades of disability (GD) and multidrug therapy (MDT) completion rates...
November 20, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155819/determinants-of-site-of-tuberculosis-disease-an-analysis-of-european-surveillance-data-from-2003-to-2014
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Giovanni Sotgiu, Dennis Falzon, Vahur Hollo, Csaba Ködmön, Nicolas Lefebvre, Andrei Dadu, Marieke van der Werf
BACKGROUND: We explored host-related factors associated with the site of tuberculosis (TB) disease using variables routinely collected by the 31 EU/EEA countries for national surveillance. METHODS: Logistic regression models were fitted to case-based surveillance data reported to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control for TB cases notified from 2003 to 2014. Missing data on HIV infection and on susceptibility to isoniazid and rifampicin for many patients precluded the inclusion of these variables in the analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155776/differential-effects-of-lipid-lowering-drugs-in-modulating-morphology-of-cholesterol-particles
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Shanmugavel Madasamy, David Liu, Jason Lundry, Benjamin Alderete, Raymond Kong, J Paul Robinson, Alan H B Wu, Edward P Amento
Treatment of dyslipidemia patients with lipid-lowering drugs leads to a significant reduction in low-density lipoproteins (LDL) level and a low to moderate level of increase in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in plasma. However, a possible role of these drugs in altering morphology and distribution of cholesterol particles is poorly understood. Here, we describe the in vitro evaluation of lipid-lowering drug effects in modulating morphological features of cholesterol particles using the plaque array method in combination with imaging flow cytometry...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
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