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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922167/cost-effectiveness-of-primarily-surgical-versus-primarily-conservative-treatment-of-acute-and-subacute-radiculopathies-due-to-intervertebral-disc-herniation-from-the-swiss-perspective
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Zanfina Ademi, Viktoria Gloy, Dominik Glinz, Heike Raatz, Joris Van Stiphout, Heiner C Bucher, Matthias Schwenkglenks
AIMS OF THE STUDY: To assess the cost-effectiveness of primarily surgical treatment (PST) versus primarily conservative treatment (PCT) in adults with intermediate severity, acute or subacute, lumbar radicular syndrome due to intervertebral disc herniation. METHODS: A decision analytic model from healthcare system and societal perspectives was used to compare outcomes and costs of PST with those of PCT (physiotherapy, epidural injection and medication). Treatment pathways and quality of life were obtained from published clinical trials...
2016: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921338/melancholic-and-atypical-depression-as-predictor-and-moderator-of-outcome-in-cognitive-behavior-therapy-and-pharmacotherapy-for-adult-depression
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Pim Cuijpers, Erica Weitz, Femke Lamers, Brenda W Penninx, Jos Twisk, Robert J DeRubeis, Sona Dimidjian, Boadie W Dunlop, Robin B Jarrett, Zindel V Segal, Steven D Hollon
BACKGROUND: Melancholic and atypical depression are widely thought to moderate or predict outcome of pharmacological and psychological treatments of adult depression, but that has not yet been established. This study uses the data from four earlier trials comparing cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) versus antidepressant medications (ADMs; and pill placebo when available) to examine the extent to which melancholic and atypical depression moderate or predict outcome in an "individual patient data" meta-analysis...
December 6, 2016: Depression and Anxiety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921321/from-paperwork-to-parenting-experiences-of-professional-staff-in-student-support
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Wendy C Y Hu, Eleanor Flynn, Rebecca Mann, Robyn Woodward-Kron
CONTEXT: For academic staff, responding to student concerns is an important responsibility. Professional staff, or non-academic staff who do administrative work in medical schools, are often the first to be approached by students, yet there is little research on how they manage student issues. Informed by the conceptual framework of emotional labour, we examined the experiences of professional staff, aiming to identify theoretical and practical insights for improving the provision of student support...
December 5, 2016: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921276/relationship-between-physician-adjudicated-adverse-events-and-patient-reported-health-related-quality-of-life-in-a-phase-ii-clinical-trial-nct01143402-of-patients-with-metastatic-uveal-melanoma
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Thomas M Atkinson, Jennifer L Hay, Alexander Shoushtari, Yuelin Li, Daniel J Paucar, Sloane C Smith, Ragini R Kudchadkar, Austin Doyle, Jeffrey A Sosman, Jorge Fernando Quevedo, Mohammed M Milhem, Anthony M Joshua, Gerald P Linette, Thomas F Gajewski, Jose Lutzky, David H Lawson, Christopher D Lao, Patrick J Flynn, Mark R Albertini, Takami Sato, Karl Lewis, Brian Marr, David H Abramson, Mark Andrew Dickson, Gary K Schwartz, Richard D Carvajal
PURPOSE: Clinical trials commonly use physician-adjudicated adverse event (AE) assessment via the common terminology criteria for adverse events (CTCAE) for decision-making. Patient-reported health-related quality of life (HRQoL) data are becoming more frequent in oncology; however, the relationship between physician-adjudicated AE assessment and HRQoL is understudied. METHODS: Data from a phase II trial (clinicaltrials.gov identifier: NCT01143402) where patients with metastatic uveal melanoma were randomized to receive selumetinib, an oral MEK inhibitor, or chemotherapy were analyzed...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921218/from-problem-solving-to-problem-definition-scrutinizing-the-complex-nature-of-clinical-practice
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Sayra Cristancho, Lorelei Lingard, Glenn Regehr
In medical education, we have tended to present problems as being singular, stable, and solvable. Problem solving has, therefore, drawn much of medical education researchers' attention. This focus has been important but it is limited in terms of preparing clinicians to deal with the complexity of the 21st century healthcare system in which they will provide team-based care for patients with complex medical illness. In this paper, we use the Soft Systems Engineering principles to introduce the idea that in complex, team-based situations, problems usually involve divergent views and evolve with multiple solution iterations...
December 5, 2016: Perspectives on Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920899/diagnosing-clean-margins-through-raman-spectroscopy-in-human-and-animal-mammary-tumour-surgery-a-short-review
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REVIEW
I A Birtoiu, C Rizea, D Togoe, R M Munteanu, C Micsa, M I Rusu, M Tautan, L Braic, L O Scoicaru, A Parau, N D Becherescu-Barbu, M V Udrea, A Tonetto, R Notonier, C E A Grigorescu
Breast cancer frequency in human and other mammal female populations has worryingly increased lately. The acute necessity for taxonomy of the aetiological factors along with seeking for new diagnostic tools and therapy procedures aimed at reducing mortality have yielded in an intense research effort worldwide. Surgery is a regular method to counteract extensive development of breast cancer and prevent metastases provided that negative surgical margins are achieved. This highly technical challenge requires fast, extremely sensitive and selective discrimination between malignant and benign tissues even down to molecular level...
December 6, 2016: Interface Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920806/hereditary-multiple-exostoses-a-review-of-clinical-appearance-and-metabolic-pattern
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REVIEW
Giovanni Beltrami, Gabriele Ristori, Guido Scoccianti, Angela Tamburini, Rodolfo Capanna
Hereditary multiple exostoses (HME) is an inherited genetic condition characterized by the presence of multiple exostoses (osteochondromas). MHE is a relatively rare autosomal dominant disorder, mainly caused by loss of function mutations in two genes: exostosin-1 (EXT1) and exostosin-2 (EXT2). These genes are linked to heparan sulfate (HS) synthesis, but the specific molecular mechanism leading to the disruption of the cartilage structure and the consequent exostoses formation is still not resolved. The aim of this paper is to encounter the main aspects of HME reviewing the literature, in order to improve clinical features and evolution, and the metabolic-pathogenetic mechanisms underlying...
May 2016: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920623/factors-influencing-decision-making-for-or-against-adjuvant-and-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-postmenopausal-hormone-receptor-positive-breast-cancer-patients-in-the-evaluate-tm-study
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Paul Gaß, Peter A Fasching, Tanja Fehm, Johann de Waal, Mahdi Rezai, Bernd Baier, Gerold Baake, Hans-Christian Kolberg, Martin Guggenberger, Mathias Warm, Nadia Harbeck, Rachel Wuerstlein, Jörg-Uwe Deuker, Peter Dall, Barbara Richter, Grischa Wachsmann, Cosima Brucker, Jan W Siebers, Nikos Fersis, Thomas Kuhn, Christopher Wolf, Hans-Walter Vollert, Georg-Peter Breitbach, Wolfgang Janni, Robert Landthaler, Andreas Kohls, Daniela Rezek, Thomas Noesselt, Gunnar Fischer, Stephan Henschen, Thomas Praetz, Volker Heyl, Thorsten Kühn, Thomas Krauss, Christoph Thomssen, Andre Hohn, Hans Tesch, Christoph Mundhenke, Alexander Hein, Claudia Rauh, Christian M Bayer, Adib Jacob, Katja Schmidt, Erik Belleville, Peyman Hadji, Sara Y Brucker, Matthias W Beckmann, Diethelm Wallwiener, Sherko Kümmel, Christian R Löhberg
BACKGROUND: Decision-making for or against neoadjuvant or adjuvant chemotherapy in postmenopausal patients with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer does not follow any clear guidelines, and some patients may unnecessarily undergo chemotherapy and be exposed to the associated toxicity. The aim of this study was to identify the patient population for whom this issue may bear relevance. METHODS: Patients being treated with letrozole in the prospective multicenter noninterventional EvAluate-TM study were recruited...
October 2016: Breast Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920621/toxins-toxicity-and-endotoxemia-a-historical-and-clinical-perspective-for-chiropractors
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REVIEW
David R Seaman
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this commentary is to review the notion of toxicity in the context of chiropractic practice. DISCUSSION: The belief that body toxicity is the cause of disease has been promoted for thousands of years. Prior to the emergence of the chiropractic profession, the medical profession embraced the notion that the body becomes "toxic," requiring detoxification interventions or surgery. The legacy of body toxicity within the chiropractic approach to patient care began with Daniel David Palmer...
December 2016: Journal of Chiropractic Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920619/the-swiss-master-in-chiropractic-medicine-curriculum-preparing-graduates-to-work-together-with-medicine-to-improve-patient-care
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B Kim Humphreys, Cynthia K Peterson
OBJECTIVE: In 2007, chiropractic became 1 of the 5 medical professions in Switzerland. This required a new chiropractic program that was fully integrated within a Swiss medical school. The purpose of this article was to discuss the Master in Chiropractic Medicine (MChiroMed) program at the University of Zürich, including advantages, opportunities, and challenges. DISCUSSION: In 2008, the MChiroMed program began with its first student cohort. The MChiroMed program is a 6-year Bologna model 2-cycle (bachelor and master) "spiral curriculum," with the first 4 years being fully integrated within the medical curriculum...
December 2016: Journal of Chiropractic Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920579/validation-of-diagnostic-codes-for-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-in-the-danish-national-patient-registry
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Signe Vaeth, Uffe Birk Jensen, Rikke Christensen, Henning Andersen
PURPOSE: To validate the diagnostic codes for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) in the Danish National Patient Registry (DNPR) using positive predictive value (PPV) as a measure of validity. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We used the DNPR to identify all patients diagnosed with at least one primary CMT diagnosis at a specialized department in the Central Denmark Region during the period 1977-2012. From this population, we randomly selected 123 patients for the validation study...
2016: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920567/evaluation-of-bode-index-and-its-relationship-with-systemic-inflammation-mediated-by-proinflammatory-biomarkers-in-patients-with-copd
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Naushad Ahmad Khan, Mradul Kumar Daga, Istaq Ahmad, Govind Mawari, Suman Kumar, Naresh Kumar, Syed Akhter Husain
INTRODUCTION: BODE index, a multidimensional grading system which is based on Body mass index, airway Obstruction, Dyspnea scale, and Exercise capacity, has been increasingly used for the evaluation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Many of the systemic manifestations of COPD are shown to be mediated by elevated levels of proinflammatory biomarkers. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the relationship between the BODE index, its components, disease severity, and proinflammatory biomarkers like C-reactive protein (CRP), tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, and interleukin (IL)-6...
2016: Journal of Inflammation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920467/possible-therapeutic-role-of-ige-blockade-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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EDITORIAL
Eli Magen, Tinatin Chikovani
Omalizumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody that binds to the high-affinity type-I IgE Fc receptors on mast cells (MCs) and basophils, inhibiting the IgE immune pathway. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common functional gastrointestinal disorder, and dysregulation of the immune system likely contributes to its etiology and/or symptomatology. Colonic biopsies from patients with IBS demonstrate considerable increase in the number of degranulating MCs releasing histamine in proximity to nerves, and this event may underlie the common IBS symptom of abdominal pain...
November 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920412/leptin-and-calorie-intake-among-different-nicotine-dependent-groups
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Muhammad Zulhusni Suhaimi, Zulkefli Sanip, Hamid Jan Jan, Harmy Mohamed Yusoff
BACKGROUND: Exposure to nicotine via tobacco smoking may influence leptin release and decrease food intake among smokers. However, the effect of nicotine exposure on leptin and food intake among different nicotine dependent groups is unclear. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to measure leptin and calorie intake among different nicotine dependent groups. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Research department in school of medical sciences...
November 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920271/the-need-for-a-privacy-standard-for-medical-devices-that-transmit-protected-health-information-used-in-the-precision-medicine-initiative-for-diabetes-and-other-diseases
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David C Klonoff, W Nicholson Price
Privacy is an important concern for the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) because success of this initiative will require the public to be willing to participate by contributing large amounts of genetic/genomic information and sensor data. This sensitive personal information is intended to be used only for specified research purposes. Public willingness to participate will depend on the public's level of trust that their information will be protected and kept private. Medical devices may constantly provide information...
December 4, 2016: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920164/epistemic-injustice-in-healthcare-encounters-evidence-from-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
#16
Charlotte Blease, Havi Carel, Keith Geraghty
Chronic fatigue syndrome or myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) remains a controversial illness category. This paper surveys the state of knowledge and attitudes about this illness and proposes that epistemic concerns about the testimonial credibility of patients can be articulated using Miranda Fricker's concept of epistemic injustice. While there is consensus within mainstream medical guidelines that there is no known cause of CFS/ME, there is continued debate about how best to conceive of CFS/ME, including disagreement about how to interpret clinical studies of treatments...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920118/patients-views-on-general-practitioners-role-during-treatment-and-follow-up-of-colorectal-cancer-a-qualitative-study
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Daan Brandenbarg, Carriene Roorda, Michelle Stadlander, Geertruida H de Bock, Marjolein Y Berger, Annette J Berendsen
PURPOSE: To clarify experiences and preferences of patients regarding the current and future role of GPs during treatment and follow-up care of colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS: Qualitative semi-structured, audio-recorded, face-to-face interviews in patients' homes in the north of the Netherlands were performed. Patients were sampled purposively on age, gender, time since diagnoses and primary health care use. Data were transcribed verbatim and analysed thematically by two independent researchers until saturation was reached...
December 5, 2016: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920089/world-endometriosis-society-consensus-on-the-classification-of-endometriosis
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Neil P Johnson, Lone Hummelshoj, G David Adamson, Jörg Keckstein, Hugh S Taylor, Mauricio S Abrao, Deborah Bush, Ludwig Kiesel, Rulla Tamimi, Kathy L Sharpe-Timms, Luk Rombauts, Linda C Giudice
STUDY QUESTION: What is the global consensus on the classification of endometriosis that considers the views of women with endometriosis? SUMMARY ANSWER: We have produced an international consensus statement on the classification of endometriosis through systematic appraisal of evidence and a consensus process that included representatives of national and international, medical and non-medical societies, patient organizations, and companies with an interest in endometriosis...
December 5, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919934/development-and-validation-of-risk-prediction-model-for-venous-thromboembolism-in-postpartum-women-multinational-cohort-study
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Alyshah Abdul Sultan, Joe West, Matthew J Grainge, Richard D Riley, Laila J Tata, Olof Stephansson, Kate M Fleming, Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Jonas F Ludvigsson
OBJECTIVE:  To develop and validate a risk prediction model for venous thromboembolism in the first six weeks after delivery (early postpartum). DESIGN:  Cohort study. SETTING:  Records from England based Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) linked to Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) and data from Sweden based registry. PARTICIPANTS:  All pregnant women registered with CPRD-HES linked data between 1997 and 2014 and Swedish medical birth registry between 2005 and 2011 with postpartum follow-up...
December 5, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919771/the-initiation-of-chronic-opioids-a-survey-of-chronic-pain-patients-characterizing-chronic-opioid-use
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Catherine E Callinan, Mark D Neuman, Kim E Lacy, Claudia Gabison, Michael A Ashburn
: This study reports the results of a researcher-administered survey with 115 patients receiving chronic opioid therapy (>90 days) to obtain information regarding how chronic opioid therapy was started. Chronic opioids were started following surgery (27.0%; 95% CI:18.5-35.5) or for the treatment of acute injury-related pain (27.0%; 95% CI:18.5-35.5). Many who initiated opioid therapy after surgery reported post-operative complications (61.3%; 95% CI:50.8-71.8) and many with injury-related pain reported follow-up corrective surgery (58...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
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