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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088339/evidence-based-management-of-systemic-sclerosis-navigating-recommendations-and-guidelines
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Russell Edward Pellar, Janet Elizabeth Pope
OBJECTIVES: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a rare heterogeneous connective tissue disease. Recommendations addressing the major issues in the management of SSc including screening and treatment of organ complications are needed. METHODS: The updated European League Against Rheumatism/European Scleroderma Trial and Research (EULAR/EUSTAR) and the British Society of Rheumatology (BSR) and British Health Professionals in Rheumatology (BHPR) guidelines were compared and contrasted...
December 9, 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069288/diagnostic-imaging-of-the-hepatobiliary-system-an-update
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Angela J Marolf
Recent advances in diagnostic imaging of the hepatobiliary system include MRI, computed tomography (CT), contrast-enhanced ultrasound, and ultrasound elastography. With the advent of multislice CT scanners, sedated examinations in veterinary patients are feasible, increasing the utility of this imaging modality. CT and MRI provide additional information for dogs and cats with hepatobiliary diseases due to lack of superimposition of structures, operator dependence, and through intravenous contrast administration...
January 6, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054328/magnetoencephalography-and-new-imaging-modalities-in-epilepsy
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Jessica Falco-Walter, Christian Owen, Mishu Sharma, Christopher Reggi, Mandy Yu, Travis R Stoub, Michael A Stein
The success of epilepsy surgery is highly dependent on correctly identifying the entire epileptogenic region. Current state-of-the-art for localizing the extent of surgically amenable areas involves combining high resolution three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) source modeling of interictal epileptiform activity. Coupling these techniques with newer quantitative structural MRI techniques, such as cortical thickness measurements, however, may improve the extent to which the abnormal epileptogenic region can be visualized...
January 4, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042711/the-impact-of-pasi-75-and-pasi-90-on-quality-of-life-in-moderate-to-severe-psoriasis-patients
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Michael Abrouk, M Nakamura, T H Zhu, B Farahnik, J Koo, T Bhutani
BACKGROUND: It is well known that psoriasis significantly impacts patients' quality of life (QoL). With the introduction of improved treatment modalities with biologic agents, more patients with moderate to severe psoriasis are able to achieve better results as measured by the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI). PASI 75 indicates a 75% or greater reduction in PASI scores from baseline and is indicative of excellent disease improvement. With newer biologic agents such as secukinumab, ixekizumab and brodalumab, patients are now capable of achieving PASI 90, introducing additional clinical decisions for physicians when considering treatment options...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013246/adherence-to-cancer-treatment-guidelines-influence-of-general-and-cancer-specific-guideline-characteristics
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Marianne J Heins, Judith D de Jong, Inge Spronk, Vincent K Y Ho, Mirian Brink, Joke C Korevaar
BACKGROUND: Guideline adherence remains a challenge in clinical practice, despite guidelines' ascribed potential to improve patient outcomes. We studied the level of adherence to recommendations from Dutch national cancer treatment guidelines, and the influence of general and cancer-specific guideline characteristics on adherence. METHODS: Based on data from a national cancer registry, adherence was evaluated for 15 treatment recommendations for breast, colorectal, prostate and lung cancer, and melanoma...
December 24, 2016: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003493/what-drives-osteoarthritis-synovial-versus-subchondral-bone-pathology
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Thomas Hügle, Jeroen Geurts
Subchondral bone and the synovium play an important role in the initiation and progression of OA. MRI often permits an early detection of synovial hypertrophy and bone marrow lesions, both of which can precede cartilage damage. Newer imaging modalities including CT osteoabsorptiometry and hybrid SPECT-CT have underlined the importance of bone in OA pathogenesis. The subchondral bone in OA undergoes an uncoupled remodelling process, which is notably characterized by macrophage infiltration and osteoclast formation...
December 21, 2016: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992834/modality-shift-effect-in-psychiatric-disorders%C3%A2-%C3%A2-a-new-look-at-an-old-paradigm
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P J Krag, R W Licht, R E Nielsen
BACKGROUND: There is a long tradition of reaction time studies in experimental psychopathology. Even though a diminishing interest in this paradigm has been seen over the last years, it is in line with more recent biological approaches to examine psychiatric disorders cross-diagnostically. METHODS: Patients (n=95) with a positive subtype of schizophrenia (n=22), a negative subtype of schizophrenia (n=18), a full major depressive episode (n=19), a full manic episode (n=16), or a mood disorder in remission (n=20) and subjects with no known psychiatric disorder (n=30), respectively, participated in a computer-based reaction time test consisting of four trials with 55 short visual and auditory stimuli presented in a random sequence...
December 16, 2016: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987615/practice-patterns-of-endovenous-ablation-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-venous-reflux-disease
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Faisal Aziz, Jose Diaz, John Blebea, Fedor Lurie
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess practice patterns of endovenous ablation therapy for the treatment of venous reflux disease among the vein specialist members of the American Venous Forum (AVF). METHODS: An online survey was conducted of AVF members designed to identify demographics, treatment practices, and clinical variables in the selection of vein ablation devices. RESULTS: The survey was distributed to 798 practicing physicians, of whom 129 (16%) responded...
January 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987203/acr-appropriateness-criteria%C3%A2-recurrent-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Karen M Winkfield, Ranjana H Advani, Leslie K Ballas, Bouthaina S Dabaja, Sughosh Dhakal, Christopher R Flowers, Chul Soo Ha, Bradford S Hoppe, David B Mansur, Nancy P Mendenhall, Monika L Metzger, John P Plastaras, Kenneth B Roberts, Ronald Shapiro, Sonali M Smith, Stephanie A Terezakis, Anas Younes, Louis S Constine
This topic addresses the management of recurrent Hodgkin lymphoma. While autologous stem cell transplantation may be appropriate for select cases of recurrent disease following comprehensive combined-modality therapy, other options exist for patients treated with lower-dose therapy for early-stage disease. Additionally, innovative targeted therapies provide newer salvage options to consider. The American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria® are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed annually by a multidisciplinary expert panel...
December 15, 2016: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965488/rebamipide-to-manage-stomatopyrosis-in-oral-submucous-fibrosis
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Joanna Baptist, Shrijana Shakya, Ravikiran Ongole
INTRODUCTION: Oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) causes progressive debilitating symptoms, such as oral burning sensation (stomatopyrosis) and limited mouth opening. The standard of care (SOC) protocol includes habit cessation, intralesional steroid and hyaluronidase injections, and mouth opening exercises. The objective of the study was to evaluate efficacy of rebamipide in alleviating burning sensation of the oral mucosa in OSF in comparison with SOC intralesional steroid injections. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty OSF patients were divided into two groups [rebamipide (100 mg TID for 21 days) and betamethasone (4 mg/mL biweekly for 4 weeks)] of 10 each by random sampling...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960233/iatrogenic-changes-in-the-urinary-tract
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Antonio Lopez-Beltran, Gladell P Paner, Rodolfo Montironi, Maria R Raspollini, Liang Cheng
A handful of therapeutic procedures are used to treat malignancies of the urinary tract, most frequently intravesical immunotherapy or chemotherapy, but also neoadjuvant systemic chemotherapy. These treatment modalities produce morphological changes in the urothelium that can be mistaken for carcinoma; in particular, these therapies frequently mimic urothelial carcinoma in situ (CIS) urothelial dysplasia or true invasive neoplasia. Drugs such as mitomycin C used after transurethral resection of bladder tumour to reduce recurrences, bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) intravesical immunotherapy to treat high-risk non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer and urothelial CIS and platin-based systemic chemotherapy to improve postcystectomy disease-specific survival are examples of therapy-related atypia seen in the urinary tract...
January 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932166/renal-allograft-failure-after-ipilimumab-therapy-for-metastatic-melanoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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A Jose, P Yiannoullou, S Bhutani, H Denley, M Morton, M Picton, A Summers, D van Dellen, T Augustine
Transplant recipients are at an increased risk of malignant melanoma, a result of chronic immunosuppression. Ipilimumab is a newer biological agent targeting T lymphocytes to potentiate an immune response against melanoma, and the use of this agent results in a new adverse effect profile that the clinician must be aware of while a patient is on therapy. We report the case of a male renal transplant recipient who developed graft failure while treated with ipilimumab and minimal immunosuppressive therapy for metastatic ocular melanoma, with biopsy evidence of glomerulonephritis and acute rejection...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931960/imaging-of-osteoarthritis-oa-what-is-new
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Alexander Mathiessen, Marco Amedeo Cimmino, Hilde Berner Hammer, Ida Kristin Haugen, Annamaria Iagnocco, Philip G Conaghan
In daily clinical practice, conventional radiography is still the most applied imaging technique to supplement clinical examination of patients with suspected osteoarthritis (OA); it may not always be needed for diagnosis. Modern imaging modalities can visualize multiple aspects of the joint, and depending on the diagnostic need, radiography may no longer be the modality of choice. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides a complete assessment of the joint and has a pivotal role in OA research. Computed tomography (CT) and nuclear medicine offer alternatives in research scenarios, while ultrasound can visualize bony and soft-tissue pathologies and is highly feasible in the clinic...
August 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931959/imaging-of-gout-new-tools-and-biomarkers
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REVIEW
Elizabeth G Araujo, Bernhard Manger, Fernando Perez-Ruiz, Ralf G Thiele
While joint aspiration and crystal identification by polarizing microscopy remain the gold standard for diagnosing tophaceous gout, agreement among medical and ancillary health personnel examining synovial fluid using polarizing microscopy for the detection of monosodium urate (MSU) crystals appears to be poor. Imaging modalities, including conventional radiography (CR), ultrasonography (US), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and dual-energy computed tomography (DECT), have been found to provide information on the deposition of MSU crystals in tissues, and the consequences of such deposition...
August 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923823/bortezomib-relieves-immune-tolerance-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-via-stat1-suppression-and-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-downregulation
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Guan-Min Jiang, Hong-Sheng Wang, Jun Du, Wei-Feng Ma, Hui Wang, Yu Qiu, Qiu-Gui Zhang, Wei Xu, Hui-Fang Liu, Jian-Ping Liang
Radiotherapy is the primary treatment for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Patients with intermediate and advanced stage NPC receiving only radiotherapy have limited survival, so newer immunotherapeutic approaches are sought. The major impediment to better clinical outcomes is tumor immune tolerance. Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), an IFNγ-inducible enzyme, is a major inducer of immune tolerance during tumor development; therefore, inhibition of the IDO pathway is an important modality for cancer treatment...
December 6, 2016: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918202/treatment-of-soft-tissue-sarcoma-a-focus-on-earlier-stages
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Alessandro Gronchi, Robert G Maki, Robin L Jones
Surgery, with or without radiation therapy, is the standard of care for primary soft tissue sarcoma, with adjuvant/neodjuvant chemotherapy playing a role only in high-risk patients. Chemotherapy is generally the principal treatment modality for locally advanced or metastatic disease. Within this context, newer techniques and promising new treatments are challenging traditional treatment paradigms. For example, identification of histology-specific treatments is leading the field toward individualized care, with better outcomes...
January 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916682/adaptive-optics-optical-coherence-tomography-in-glaucoma
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Zachary M Dong, Gadi Wollstein, Bo Wang, Joel S Schuman
Since the introduction of commercial optical coherence tomography (OCT) systems, the ophthalmic imaging modality has rapidly expanded and it has since changed the paradigm of visualization of the retina and revolutionized the management and diagnosis of neuro-retinal diseases, including glaucoma. OCT remains a dynamic and evolving imaging modality, growing from time-domain OCT to the improved spectral-domain OCT, adapting novel image analysis and processing methods, and onto the newer swept-source OCT and the implementation of adaptive optics (AO) into OCT...
December 1, 2016: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910296/the-year-since-the-guidelines-a-concise-update-on-recent-advances-in-pulmonary-hypertension
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Abhishek Mishra, Maninder Singh, Edo Kaluski
Since the updated pulmonary hypertension (PH) guidelines published in 2015, two major landmark trials have provided additional insight regarding therapeutic algorithms of PH. In this review, we concisely summarized the key findings of peer‑reviewed studies published in the last one year in the field of PH. These studies have enhanced our therapeutic abilities by introducing a new potent agent, selexipag, and by demonstrating the advantage of upfront combination therapy (endothelin receptor antagonist and phosphodiesterase‑5 inhibitor) versus single agent therapy in group 1 PH...
February 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908520/diagnosis-and-updates-in-celiac-disease
#19
REVIEW
Sarah Shannahan, Daniel A Leffler
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder induced by gluten in genetically susceptible individuals. It can result in intraintestinal and extraintestinal manifestations of disease including diarrhea, weight loss, anemia, osteoporosis, or lymphoma. Diagnosis of celiac disease is made through initial serologic testing and then confirmed by histopathologic examination of duodenal biopsies. Generally celiac disease is a benign disorder with a good prognosis in those who adhere to a gluten-free diet. However, in refractory disease, complications may develop that warrant additional testing with more advanced radiologic and endoscopic methods...
January 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904861/a-recent-advance-in-image-guided-locoregional-therapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#20
REVIEW
Yaoping Shi, Bo Zhai
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most common cancer worldwide and the third most common cause of cancer-related deaths. Hepatic resection and liver transplantation are considered to be the preferred treatment for HCC. However, as novel therapeutic options such as image-guided locoregional therapies have emerged and been refined, the manner in which HCC is treated has changed dramatically compared with what it was considered just 2 decades earlier. SUMMARY: This study reviews the current results of various image-guided locoregional therapies for treating HCC, especially focusing on thermal ablative and transarterial techniques...
October 2016: Gastrointestinal Tumors
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