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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787034/critical-preparation-and-readiness-to-support-future-change
#1
Elizabeth Curtis, Emma Duffy, Frank O'Rourke, Sylvia Huntley-Moore, Annabel Walsh, Ken Coogan, Catherine Comiskey
The challenging nature of change is well documented and adequate preparation before implementing a change initiative is critical to reducing resistance and increasing its chances of success. This article describes a service review conducted in preparation for possible change and improvement at an internationally ranked school of nursing and midwifery in an Irish tertiary education institution. The purpose of the review was to examine organisational structures and work activities, including pressures facing the administrative team that supports the school, and to establish whether operations were fit for purpose and capable of continuing to support the international ranking...
May 22, 2018: Nursing Management (Harrow)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786873/in-vivo-profiling-of-four-centrally-administered-opioids-for-antinociception-constipation-and-respiratory-depression-between-colony-differences-in-sprague-dawley-rats
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A Kuo, M T Smith
Outbred rodent stocks including Sprague Dawley rats, are known for their genetic diversity and so they are often used to develop animal models of human disease. Although between-colony differences in pharmaco-behavioural studies have been published previously, a direct head-to-head comparison study, whereby all research was performed in the same laboratory by the same experimenter utilising the supraspinal route of drug administration in the same strain of rat, is lacking. Herein, we report our head-to-head comparison study, involving assessment of antinociception, constipation and respiratory depression evoked by single bolus intracerebroventricular (ICV) doses of morphine, buprenorphine, DPDPE and U69,593 using male Sprague Dawley rats sourced from a different breeding colony (BC2) from that (BC1) used by us previously...
May 22, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786851/annual-report-to-the-nation-on-the-status-of-cancer-part-ii-recent-changes-in-prostate-cancer-trends-and-disease-characteristics
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Serban Negoita, Eric J Feuer, Angela Mariotto, Kathleen A Cronin, Valentina I Petkov, Sarah K Hussey, Vicki Benard, S Jane Henley, Robert N Anderson, Stacey Fedewa, Recinda L Sherman, Betsy A Kohler, Barbara J Dearmon, Andrew J Lake, Jiemin Ma, Lisa C Richardson, Ahmedin Jemal, Lynne Penberthy
BACKGROUND: Temporal trends in prostate cancer incidence and death rates have been attributed to changing patterns of screening and improved treatment (mortality only), among other factors. This study evaluated contemporary national-level trends and their relations with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing prevalence and explored trends in incidence according to disease characteristics with stage-specific, delay-adjusted rates. METHODS: Joinpoint regression was used to examine changes in delay-adjusted prostate cancer incidence rates from population-based US cancer registries from 2000 to 2014 by age categories, race, and disease characteristics, including stage, PSA, Gleason score, and clinical extension...
May 22, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786830/blue-light-filtering-intraocular-lenses-iols-for-protecting-macular-health
#4
REVIEW
Laura E Downie, Ljoudmila Busija, Peter R Keller
BACKGROUND: An intraocular lens (IOL) is a synthetic lens that is surgically implanted within the eye following removal of the crystalline lens, during cataract surgery. While all modern IOLs attenuate the transmission of ultra-violet (UV) light, some IOLs, called blue-blocking or blue-light filtering IOLs, also reduce short-wavelength visible light transmission. The rationale for blue-light filtering IOLs derives primarily from cell culture and animal studies, which suggest that short-wavelength visible light can induce retinal photoxicity...
May 22, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786828/oral-contraceptives-for-pain-associated-with-endometriosis
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REVIEW
Julie Brown, Tineke J Crawford, Shree Datta, Andrew Prentice
BACKGROUND: Endometriosis is a common gynaecological condition which affects many women of reproductive age worldwide and is a major cause of pain and infertility. The combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP) is widely used to treat pain occurring as a result of endometriosis, although the evidence for its efficacy is limited. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness of oral contraceptive preparations in the treatment of painful symptoms ascribed to the diagnosis of laparoscopically proven endometriosis...
May 22, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786785/methods-to-study-angiogenesis-in-a-mouse-model-of-prostate-cancer
#6
Ana-Rita Pedrosa, Alexandre Trindade, António Duarte
Angiogenesis is one important hallmark of cancer progression which explains the relevance of developing methods to efficiently analyze the neo-angiogenic process. In this report we make use of the transgenic adenocarcinoma of the murine prostate (TRAMP) model, considered a good model for studying clinical prostate cancer progression, to describe in detail the methods used to study angiogenesis in this type of solid tumor development. In this report we provide step-by-step procedures on the basis of previous work in our laboratory for: the mouse urogenital sinus (UGS) collection; microdissection of the prostate; preparation of the prostatic samples for immunofluorescence (to analyze vascular density, morphology, maturation, functionality, hypoxia, and others); preparation of prostatic samples to histopathological analysis and/or immunohistochemistry; and endothelial and vascular mural cell sorting and isolation by fluorescent associated cell sorting (FACS) to further analysis (mRNA, protein, or other) or to maintain in culture...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786773/survival-analysis-according-to-period-and-analysis-of-the-factors-influencing-changes-in-survival-in-patients-with-recurrent-breast-cancer-a-large-scale-single-center-study
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Sae Byul Lee, Guiyun Sohn, Jisun Kim, Il Yong Chung, Jong Won Lee, Hee Jeong Kim, Beom Seok Ko, Byung Ho Son, Sei-Hyun Ahn
BACKGROUND: We performed this study to analyze changing survival patterns regarding recurrent breast cancer in Korea during the last 16 years (1993-2008). We also sought to determine factors possibly influencing outcomes and changes over time in the duration of survival after recurrence. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 9671 patients with breast cancer treated between January 1993 and December 2008, comparing the periods 1993-2002 and 2003-2008.We retrospectively reviewed the collected database including the age at diagnosis, clinical manifestations, pathology report, surgical methods, types of adjuvant treatment modalities, type of recurrence, and follow-up period...
May 21, 2018: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786772/upstaging-to-invasive-ductal-carcinoma-after-mastectomy-for-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-predictive-factors-and-role-of-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy
#8
Yusuke Watanabe, Keisei Anan, Michiyo Saimura, Kenichiro Koga, Minoru Fujino, Mari Mine, Sadafumi Tamiya, Kazuyoshi Nishihara, Toru Nakano, Shoshu Mitsuyama
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate preoperative factors associated with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) upstaged to invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) and sentinel lymph node (SLN) status in patients who underwent mastectomy for a preoperative diagnosis of DCIS. METHODS: The medical records of 220 patients who underwent mastectomy for a preoperative diagnosis of DCIS were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: Fifty-one (22.6%) of 226 lesions were upgraded to IDC after mastectomy...
May 21, 2018: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786703/12-years-preservation-of-maxillary-permanent-incisors-with-cervical-root-fractures-adjacent-to-aggressive-periodontitis-report-of-a-case
#9
Sandra Tobiska, Gabriel Krastl
This case report presents long-term results following horizontal root fracture of both maxillary central incisors in a 19-year-old woman with aggressive periodontitis. Due to extensive marginal bone loss and the close proximity of the fracture lines to the bottoms of the periodontal pockets, the prognosis of both teeth was uncertain at the time of the accident. Nevertheless, a conservative treatment strategy consisting of splinting and nonsurgical periodontal therapy was initiated. Follow-up at 12 years after the start of treatment revealed a stable situation from clinical and radiologic perspectives...
May 17, 2018: Quintessence International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786537/complete-two-year-follow-up-with-formal-non-inferiority-testing-on-primary-outcomes-of-the-aida-trial-comparing-the-absorb-bioresorbable-scaffold-with-the-xience-drug-eluting-metallic-stent-in-routine-pci
#10
Ruben Yannick G Tijssen, Robin P Kraak, Sjoerd H Hofma, Rene J van der Schaaf, Karin Arkenbout, Auke Weevers, Joelle Elias, Ivo M van Dongen, Karel T Koch, Jan Baan, Marije Vis, Robbert J de Winter, Jan J Piek, Jan G P Tijssen, Jose P S Henriques, Joanna J Wykrzykowska
AIMS: The aim of this report of the AIDA trial is to provide full two-year outcomes for the primary endpoint of target vessel failure (TVF) and an update on device thrombosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: AIDA was a single-blind, multicentre, investigator-initiated, non-inferiority, randomised (1:1) clinical trial. At complete two-year follow-up, the primary endpoint of TVF had occurred in 100 patients in the Absorb BVS arm versus 90 patients in the XIENCE EES arm (HR 1...
May 22, 2018: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786524/veterinary-herd-health-management-experience-among-farmers-and-farm-managers-in-swedish-dairy-production
#11
C Svensson, K Alvåsen, A C Eldh, J Frössling, H Lomander
A preventive herd health approach will most likely reduce incidences of clinical and subclinical disease. Swedish veterinary organizations offer specific veterinary herd health management (HHM) programs, but these services are not used to a large extent. The aim of this study was to investigate dairy farmers' experience of HHM and the conditions for collaboration with veterinarians in HHM. Six focus group discussions were conducted in March 2015 in West Sweden. In total, 33 dairy farmers participated. The recordings were transcribed and coded using thematic analysis, and the transcripts were reviewed to identify potential factors indicating barriers for farmers to engage a veterinarian in HHM...
July 1, 2018: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786512/-kidney-full-of-stones-and-an-adrenal-gland-not-quite-normal
#12
S Regnier Le Coz, D Drui
A 31-year-old patient was followed for cystinuria, justifying CT scans. In 2006, a tissue mass of 3cm of the right adrenal gland, homogeneous, measured at 3.5cm in 2007 was noted. Blood pressure was 90/61mmHg, without orthostatic hypotension. During the clinical interview, no discomfort, sweat attack, headache, or palpitation was reported by the patient. Hormonal assays did not favor a primary hyperaldosteronism, or a hypercortisolism. Adrenal androgens were normal. 24h normetanephrines urinary excretion and metanephrines to creatinine ratio were elevated...
May 18, 2018: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786509/-targeted-screening-for-pre-eclampsia-in-the-first-trimester-of-pregnancy-at-toulouse-university-hospital
#13
A Genoux, P Guerby, M Morin, B Perret, C Vayssière, S M Hamdi
GOALS: Preeclampsia (PE) is a leading cause of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Early treatment by aspirin has been shown to significantly reduce PE risk before 37weeks supporting the implementation of first-trimester screening. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A targeted screening was recently implemented at Toulouse University Hospital for women in their first pregnancy or those with personal or familial history of PE. It uses Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF) algorithm that combines maternal characteristics, clinical, biophysical and biochemical (PAPP-A, Pregnancy Associated Plasma Protein-A, and PlGF, Placental Growth Factor) data...
May 18, 2018: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786491/validation-of-pi-rads-version-2-in-transition-zone-lesions-for-the-detection-of-prostate-cancer
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Janice N Thai, Harish A Narayanan, Arvin K George, M Minhaj Siddiqui, Parita Shah, Francesca V Mertan, Maria J Merino, Peter A Pinto, Peter L Choyke, Bradford J Wood, Baris Turkbey
Purpose To determine the association between Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) version 2 scores and prostate cancer (PCa) in a cohort of patients undergoing biopsy of transition zone (TZ) lesions. Materials and Methods A total of 634 TZ lesions in 457 patients were identified from a prospectively maintained database of consecutive patients undergoing prostate magnetic resonance imaging. Prostate lesions were retrospectively categorized with the PI-RADS version 2 system by two readers in consensus who were blinded to histopathologic findings...
May 18, 2018: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786490/gallium-68-psma-11-pet-mr-imaging-in-patients-with-intermediate-or-high-risk-prostate-cancer
#15
Sonya Youngju Park, Claudia Zacharias, Caitlyn Harrison, Richard E Fan, Christian Kunder, Negin Hatami, Frederik Giesel, Pejman Ghanouni, Bruce Daniel, Andreas M Loening, Geoffrey A Sonn, Andrei Iagaru
Purpose To report the results of dual-time-point gallium 68 (68 Ga) prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-11 positron emission tomography (PET)/magnetic resonance (MR) imaging prior to prostatectomy in patients with intermediate- or high-risk cancer. Materials and Methods Thirty-three men who underwent conventional imaging as clinically indicated and who were scheduled for radical prostatectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection were recruited for this study. A mean dose of 4.1 mCi ± 0.7 (151.7 MBq ± 25...
May 16, 2018: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786450/atrial-fibrillation-symptom-clusters-and-associated-clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-a-cross-sectional-secondary-data-analysis
#16
Megan Streur, Sarah J Ratcliffe, David Callans, M Benjamin Shoemaker, Barbara Riegel
BACKGROUND: Symptom clusters among adults with atrial fibrillation have previously been identified but no study has examined the relationship between symptom clusters and outcomes. AIMS: The purpose of this study was to identify atrial fibrillation-specific symptom clusters, characterize individuals with each cluster, and determine whether symptom cluster membership is associated with healthcare utilization. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional secondary data analysis of 1501 adults from the Vanderbilt Atrial Fibrillation Registry with verified atrial fibrillation...
May 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786144/self-initiated-use-of-topical-cannabidiol-oil-for-epidermolysis-bullosa
#17
Malcolm P Chelliah, Zachary Zinn, Phoung Khuu, Joyce M C Teng
Epidermolysis bullosa is a rare blistering skin disorder that is challenging to manage because skin fragility and repeated wound healing cause itching, pain, limited mobility, and recurrent infections. Cannabidiol, an active cannabinoid found in cannabis, is postulated to have antiinflammatory and analgesic effects. We report 3 cases of self-initiated topical cannabidiol use in patients with epidermolysis bullosa in an observational study. One patient was weaned completely off oral opioid analgesics. All 3 reported faster wound healing, less blistering, and amelioration of pain with cannabidiol use...
May 22, 2018: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786141/an-inhibitory-antibody-targeting-carbonic-anhydrase-xii-abrogates-chemoresistance-and-significantly-reduces-lung-metastases-in-an-orthotopic-breast-cancer-model-in-vivo
#18
Bettina von Neubeck, Gabor Gondi, Chiara Riganti, Chenchen Pan, Arnaldo Parra Damas, Hagen Scherb, Ali Ertürk, Reinhard Zeidler
Carbonic Anhydrase XII (CAXII) is a membrane-tethered ectoenzyme involved in intracellular pH regulation and overexpressed across various types of human cancer. Because CAXII inhibition shows antitumour activity in vitro, it is thought that the enzyme is mandatory for maximum tumour growth, above all under hypoxic conditions. Recently, it has been shown that CAXII is co-expressed along with the P-glycoprotein (P-GP) on many tumour cells and that both proteins physically interact. Of interest, blocking CAXII activity also decreases P-GP activity in cancer cells both in vitro and in vivo...
May 22, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786128/long-term-oncologic-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-sentinel-node-navigation-surgery-in-early-gastric-cancer-a-single-center-single-arm-phase-ii-trial
#19
Do Joong Park, Young Suk Park, Sang Yong Son, Ju-Hee Lee, Hye Seung Lee, Young Soo Park, Kyoung Ho Lee, Young Hoon Kim, Kyoung Un Park, Won Woo Lee, Soyeon Ahn, Sang-Hoon Ahn, Hyung-Ho Kim
BACKGROUND: Sentinel node navigation surgery (SNNS) in early gastric cancer (EGC) is technically feasible according to previous literature, however its long-term oncologic safety has not been reported. METHODS: A single-center, single-arm, phase II trial was conducted to determine the oncologic outcomes of laparoscopic sentinel node (SN) biopsy in clinical stage T1N0M0 gastric cancer patients. Cases with positive SNs on intraoperative pathologic examination underwent conventional gastrectomy with radical lymphadenectomy (SN-positive group), whereas those with negative SNs underwent laparoendoscopic-limited gastric resections without further lymph node dissections (SN-negative group)...
May 21, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786087/a-comparison-of-23-gauge-and-20-gauge-vitrectomy-for-proliferative-sickle-cell-retinopathy-clinical-outcomes-and-surgical-management
#20
Jason Ho, Anna Grabowska, Marta Ugarte, Mahiul Mk Muqit
AIMS: To report anatomical and functional outcomes in patients with proliferative sickle retinopathy (PSR) who underwent 23-gauge (23G) and 20-gauge (20G) vitrectomy. METHODS: Retrospective consecutive case series of patients who underwent vitreoretinal intervention for complications of PSR between April 2009 and February 2015. Operations were performed at a tertiary referral centre, Moorfields Eye Hospital. Visual acuity and anatomical success rates were evaluated for PSR complicated by retinal detachment, tractional vitreous haemorrhage and macular hole...
May 22, 2018: Eye
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