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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651276/white-paper-interventional-mri-current-status-and-potential-for-development-considering-economic-perspectives-part-1-general-application
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Jörg Barkhausen, Thomas Kahn, Gabriele A Krombach, Christiane K Kuhl, Joachim Lotz, David Maintz, Jens Ricke, Stefan O Schönberg, Thomas J Vogl, Frank K Wacker
Background MRI is attractive for the guiding and monitoring of interventional procedures due to its high intrinsic soft tissue contrast and the possibility to measure physiologic parameters like flow and cardiac function. Method The current status of interventional MRI for the clinical routine was analyzed. Results The effort needed for the development of MR-safe monitoring systems and instruments initially resulted in the application of interventional MRI only for procedures that could not be performed by other means...
July 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651159/health-related-quality-of-life-results-from-the-phase-iii-checkmate-067-study
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Dirk Schadendorf, James Larkin, Jedd Wolchok, F Stephen Hodi, Vanna Chiarion-Sileni, Rene Gonzalez, Piotr Rutkowski, Jean-Jacques Grob, C Lance Cowey, Christopher Lao, John Wagstaff, Margaret K Callahan, Michael A Postow, Michael Smylie, Pier Francesco Ferrucci, Reinhard Dummer, Andrew Hill, Fiona Taylor, Javier Sabater, Dana Walker, Srividya Kotapati, Amy Abernethy, Georgina V Long
BACKGROUND: Nivolumab, a monoclonal antibody of immune checkpoint programmed death 1 on T cells (PD-1), combined with ipilimumab, an immune checkpoint cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4) inhibitor, as combination therapy on the one hand and nivolumab as monotherapy on the other, have both demonstrated improved efficacy compared with ipilimumab alone in the CheckMate 067 study. However, the combination resulted in a higher frequency of grade 3/4 adverse events (AEs), which could result in diminished health-related quality of life (HRQoL)...
June 22, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651124/a-review-of-people-who-did-not-attend-an-epilepsy-clinic-and-their-clinical-outcomes
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I Minshall, A Neligan
PURPOSE: To review the clinical outcomes of people who failed to attend or failed subsequent follow up in a Primary Care based specialist epilepsy service. METHOD: The case notes of 200 people who had failed to initially attend the service or subsequent follow up from 2005 to 2013 were reviewed. RESULTS: Clinical outcomes were determined for 152 people, with the remaining 48 having left the area. For those not attending at all, 64% had no further recorded events, a further 22% came under alternative specialist care and were managed appropriately, 6% were already in remission at the time of referral or at follow up and stayed seizure free...
June 17, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651018/meta-analysis-of-mirna-expression-profiles-for-prostate-cancer-recurrence-following-radical-prostatectomy
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Elnaz Pashaei, Elham Pashaei, Maryam Ahmady, Mustafa Ozen, Nizamettin Aydin
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer (PCa) is a leading reason of death in men and the most diagnosed malignancies in the western countries at the present time. After radical prostatectomy (RP), nearly 30% of men develop clinical recurrence with high serum prostate-specific antigen levels. An important challenge in PCa research is to identify effective predictors of tumor recurrence. The molecular alterations in microRNAs are associated with PCa initiation and progression. Several miRNA microarray studies have been conducted in recurrence PCa, but the results vary among different studies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651010/macrophages-but-not-neutrophils-are-critical-for-proliferation-of-burkholderia-cenocepacia-and-ensuing-host-damaging-inflammation
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Jennifer Mesureur, Joana R Feliciano, Nelly Wagner, Margarida C Gomes, Lili Zhang, Monica Blanco-Gonzalez, Michiel van der Vaart, David O'Callaghan, Annemarie H Meijer, Annette C Vergunst
Bacteria of the Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) can cause devastating pulmonary infections in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, yet the precise mechanisms underlying inflammation, recurrent exacerbations and transition from chronic stages to acute infection and septicemia are not known. Bcc bacteria are generally believed to have a predominant extracellular biofilm life style in infected CF lungs, similar to Pseudomonas aeruginosa, but this has been challenged by clinical observations which show Bcc bacteria predominantly in alveolar macrophages...
June 26, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650877/the-resurgence-of-botulinum-toxin-injection-for-strabismus-in-children
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Marielle Mahan, J Mark Engel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The present review discusses recent advances in the use of botulinum toxin for the management of strabismus in children. RECENT FINDINGS: Botulinum toxin injection produces similar results compared to surgery for certain subtypes of strabismus, especially acute onset esotropia. It may be more effective in many subtypes of esotropia where surgery has been less reliable, including partially accommodative esotropia, esotropia associated with cerebral palsy, and thyroid eye disease...
June 24, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650704/is-there-a-reason-for-concern-or-is-it-just-hype-a-systematic-literature-review-of-the-clinical-consequences-of-switching-from-originator-biologics-to-biosimilars
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András Inotai, Christiaan P J Prins, Marcell Csanádi, Dinko Vitezic, Catalin Codreanu, Zoltán Kaló
While prescribing biosimilars to patients naive to a biologic treatment is a well-accepted practice, switching clinically stable patients from an originator to a biosimilar is an issue for clinicians. Well-designed clinical trials and real-world data which study the consequences of switching from an originator biologic treatment to its biosimilar alternative are limited, especially for monoclonal antibodies. Areas covered: A systematic literature review was conducted on PubMed to identify evidence of the consequences of switching from original biologics to biosimilars...
June 26, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650451/inability-to-work-and-need-for-disability-pension-among-long-term-survivors-of-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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A Tichelli, S Gerull, A Holbro, A Buser, G Nair, M Medinger, D Heim, J P Halter, J R Passweg
Return to work is critical goal following HSCT. However, late effects may impede return to normal activity after HSCT. In the case of inability to work, patients may need a work disability pension to ensure a reasonable livelihood. This study evaluated inability to work and need for disability pension among long-term survivors and analyzed possible determinants of need for social support. This retrospective, single-center study included all HSCT patients surviving ⩾5 years seen at the outpatient clinic between January 2013 and August 2015...
June 26, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650246/economic-outcomes-of-first-line-regimen-switching-among-stable-patients-with-hiv
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Lisa Rosenblatt, Ami R Buikema, Jerry Seare, Lindsay G S Bengtson, Jonathan Johnson, Feng Cao, Angelina Villasis-Keever
BACKGROUND: Although switching of antiretroviral therapy (ART) is a valid approach for addressing treatment failure in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), ART changes among those who are well maintained on their current regimens may lead to the development of new side effects or resistance. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of first-line regimen switching on subsequent health care utilization and cost among stable HIV patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective claims data study of adult patients with HIV who initiated ART between 2007 and 2013 and had been treated with their initial regimens for at least 6 continuous months...
July 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650243/antigenicity-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-an-inflamed-joint-environment
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Jacqueline A Hill, Jennifer M Cassano, Margaret B Goodale, Lisa A Fortier
OBJECTIVE To determine whether major histocompatability complex (MHC) class II expression in equine mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) changes with exposure to a proinflammatory environment reflective of an inflamed joint. SAMPLE Cryopreserved bone marrow-derived MSCs from 12 horses and cartilage and synovium samples from 1 horse euthanized for reasons other than lameness. PROCEDURES In part 1 of a 3-part study, the suitability of a quantitative reverse transcriptase PCR (qRT-PCR) assay for measurement of MHC class II expression in MSCs following stimulation with interferon (IFN)-γ was assessed...
July 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649903/herbal-medicine-for-psychiatric-disorders-psychopharmacology-and-neuroscience-based-nomenclature
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Siu W Tang, Wayne Tang, Brian E Leonard
OBJECTIVES: Herbs are frequently and concurrently used with prescribed drugs by patients worldwide. While clinical trials have found some herbs to be as useful as standard psychiatric drugs, most clinicians are unaware of their pharmacological mechanisms. METHODS: We searched English language and other language literature with English abstracts listed in PubMed website, supplemented by additional through Google Scholar's free academic paper abstract website for publications on herbs, focusing on their clinical usages in mental disorders, their neurobiology and pharmacology...
June 26, 2017: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649897/platelet-concentrates-for-bone-regeneration-current-evidence-and-future-challenges
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Zahi Badran, Mohamed-Nur Abdallah, Jesus Torres, Faleh Tamimi
Activated platelet concentrates are autologous blood preparations containing supraphysiological concentration of platelets. Platelet concentrates are commonly used for bone regeneration purposes based on the fact that growth factors released from activated platelets alpha granules have osteoinductive effects on bone cells. Although most preclinical and clinical studies show that platelet concentrates improve the outcomes of bone regeneration procedures, some studies reported conflicting results and even negative effects on bone healing...
June 26, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649802/punctal-occlusion-for-dry-eye-syndrome
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REVIEW
Ann-Margret Ervin, Andrew Law, Andrew D Pucker
BACKGROUND: Dry eye syndrome is a disorder of the tear film that is associated with symptoms of ocular discomfort. Punctal occlusion is a mechanical treatment that blocks the tear drainage system in order to aid in the preservation of natural tears on the ocular surface. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of punctal plugs versus no punctal plugs, different types of punctal plugs, and other interventions for managing dry eye. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (which contains the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Trials Register) (2016, Issue 11), MEDLINE Ovid (1946 to 8 December 2016), Embase...
June 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649647/moonshots-and-metastatic-disease-the-need-for-a-multi-faceted-approach-when-studying-atypical-responses
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REVIEW
Kristine De La Torre, Elly Cohen, Anne Loeser, Marc Hurlbert
Clinical research generally focuses on results involving a statistical mean with little attention in trial design to patients who respond considerably better or worse than average. Exploring the reasons underlying an "atypical response" will increase understanding of the mechanisms involved in cancer progression and treatment resistance, accelerate biomarker identification, and improve precision medicine by allowing clinicians to prospectively select optimal treatments. Based on our review, we suggest two ways to move this field forward...
2017: NPJ Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649599/semi-automated-annotation-of-signal-events-in-clinical-eeg-data
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S Yang, S López, M Golmohammadi, I Obeid, J Picone
To be effective, state of the art machine learning technology needs large amounts of annotated data. There are numerous compelling applications in healthcare that can benefit from high performance automated decision support systems provided by deep learning technology, but they lack the comprehensive data resources required to apply sophisticated machine learning models. Further, for economic reasons, it is very difficult to justify the creation of large annotated corpora for these applications. Hence, automated annotation techniques become increasingly important...
December 2016: ... IEEE Signal Processing in Medicine and Biology Symposium. IEEE Signal Processing in Medicine and Biology Symposium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649296/clinical-profile-and-outcome-of-diabetic-foot-ulcer-a-view-from-tertiary-care-hospital-in-semarang-indonesia
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Tjokorda Gde Dalem Pemayun, Ridho M Naibaho
Background: This study attempted to determine the disease burden in terms of clinical profile and outcome of diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) admissions at a tertiary care hospital in a developing country. Methods: In this descriptive study, the data were collected from the medical record of diabetic patients with foot ulcer who were treated in Dr. Kariadi General Hospital during a 3-year period. The demographic characteristic, type of foot lesion, etiology, isolated microorganism, treatment, and outcome were reviewed...
2017: Diabetic Foot & Ankle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649208/the-four-causes-of-adhd-aristotle-in-the-classroom
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Marino Pérez-Álvarez
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most well-established and at the same time controversial disorders to the extreme of being placed in doubt. In the first of two parts, the established position is critically reviewed, beginning with showing fallacious reasoning on which the diagnosis is based, lacking clinical proof. Similarly, a certain rhetoric and metaphysics in genetic and neurobiological research is highlighted, where, for example, a meager accumulation of data is offered as robust conclusions, and correlates and correlations as causes and bases...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648878/an-effective-and-safe-surgical-approach-for-a-superior-sulcus-tumor-a-case-report
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Soichi Oka, Kenichi Kobayashi, Hiroki Matsumiya, Masatoshi Kanayama, Shuichi Shinohara, Shinji Shinohara, Akihiro Taira, Taiji Kuwata, Masaru Takenaka, Yasuhiro Chikaishi, Ayako Hirai, Yuko Tashima, Naoko Imanishi, Koji Kuroda, Yoshinobu Ichiki, Fumihiro Tanaka
INTRODUCTION: Superior sulcus tumors, frequently referred to as Pancoast tumors, are a wide range of tumors invading a section of the apical chest wall called the thoracic inlet. For this reason, a surgical approach and complete resection may be difficult to accomplish. We experienced a locally advanced superior sulcus tumor (SST) located from the anterior to posterior apex thoracic inlet and performed complete resection after definitive chemoradiation. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 71-year-old Japanese male presented at our hospital due to left back pain and an abnormal chest computed tomography (CT) scan showing 80×70×60-mm tumor located in the left middle apex thoracic inlet...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648734/drug-induced-hemolytic-anemia-pharmacological-aspects
#19
D Renard, A Rosselet
Drug-induced hemolytic anemia is a very rare but potentially lethal adverse drug reaction, which can take the form of oxidative damage to vulnerable erythrocytes (as in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency), drug-induced thrombotic microangiopathy, or immune-mediated hemolytic anemia. For each form, distinctive drugs are documented as potential triggers. When a formal diagnosis of hemolytic anemia is made following drug administration, a structured approach is recommended to assess the plausibility of an adverse drug reaction based on chronological sequence, epidemiological data, objective evidence (when available), and ruling out of non-drug causes...
June 22, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648732/-adoptive-transfer-of-t-lymphocytes
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H Vié, B Clémenceau
Within a few years, the success of treatments based on the use of T-cells armed with a chimeric T-receptor for the CD19 molecule (CAR-T CD19) has revolutionized the perception of adoptive transfer approaches. The levels of responses observed in acute leukemias, of the order of 70-90 % are indeed unprecedented. The medical and financial enthusiasm aroused by these results has led to the current situation where more than 300 clinical trials are under way, against some thirty different antigens. This enthusiasm, well justified by the first successes, must however be tempered by the difficulties associated with the use of these cells...
June 22, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
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