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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441112/second-line-hormonal-therapy-for-men-with-chemotherapy-na%C3%A3-ve-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-provisional-clinical-opinion
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Katherine S Virgo, Ethan Basch, D Andrew Loblaw, Tom Oliver, R Bryan Rumble, Michael A Carducci, Luke Nordquist, Mary-Ellen Taplin, Eric Winquist, Eric A Singer
Purpose ASCO provisional clinical opinions (PCOs) offer direction to the ASCO membership after publication or presentation of potential practice-changing data. This PCO addresses second-line hormonal therapy for chemotherapy-naïve men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) who range from being asymptomatic with only biochemical evidence of CRPC to having documented metastases but minimal symptoms. Clinical Context The treatment goal for CRPC is palliation. Despite resistance to initial androgen deprivation therapy, most men respond to second-line hormonal therapies...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440751/validation-in-daily-clinical-situations-of-diascope-%C3%A2-a-software-developed-to-help-healthcare-professionals-individualize-antidiabetic-treatment-in-type-2-diabetes
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Francisco Javier Ampudia-Blasco, Francisco Javier García-Soidán, Manuela Rubio Sánchez, Tra-Mi Phan
INTRODUCTION: DiaScope(®) is a software to help in individualized prescription of antidiabetic treatment in type 2 diabetes. This study assessed its value and acceptability by different professionals. MATERIAL AND METHODS: DiaScope(®) was developed based on the ADA-EASD 2012 algorithm and on the recommendation of 12 international diabetes experts using the RAND/UCLA appropriateness method. The current study was performed at a single session. In the first phase, 5 clinical scenarios were evaluated, selecting the most appropriated therapeutic option among 4 possibilities (initial test)...
March 2017: Endocrinol Diabetes Nutr
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440260/immortal-ozurdex-a-10-month-follow-up-of-an-intralenticular-implant
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B Poornachandra, Vinod B M Kumar, Chaitra Jayadev, Subashchandra H Dorelli, Naresh Kumar Yadav, Rohit Shetty
A 78-year-old male who had received a dexamethasone implant (Ozurdex, Allergan, Inc., Irvine, CA, USA) 15 days back for recalcitrant diabetic macular edema in the left eye came to us for a second opinion. On examination, his corrected distance visual acuity was 20/20 in the right eye and 20/40 in the left eye. Early cataractous changes were present in both eyes. The intraocular pressure was within normal limits. The Ozurdex implant was seen lodged in the posterior cortex of the crystalline lens in the left eye, confirmed on anterior segment optical coherence tomography (OCT) and ultrasound biomicroscopy...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434844/quality-and-value-of-subspecialty-reinterpretation-of-thoracic-ct-scans-of-patients-referred-to-a-tertiary-cancer%C3%A2-center
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Brett W Carter, Jeremy J Erasmus, Mylene T Truong, Jo-Anne O Shepard, Wayne Hofstetter, Ryan Clarke, Reginald F Munden, Joseph R Steele
INTRODUCTION: Patients referred to tertiary cancer centers often present with imaging studies performed and interpreted at other health care institutions. Although reinterpretation of imaging performed at another health care institution can reduce repeat imaging, unnecessary radiation dose, and cost, the benefit is uncertain. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the quality of initial imaging studies of patients seeking a second opinion at a tertiary cancer center, to compare the accuracy of initial interpretations to reinterpretations performed by subspecialty trained radiologists at a tertiary oncologic center, and to determine the potential impact on patient management...
April 20, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423830/bridging-the-semantic-gap-between-diagnostic-histopathology-and-image-analysis
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Lamine Traore, Yannick Kergosien, Daniel Racoceanu
With the wider acceptance of Whole Slide Images (WSI) in histopathology domain, automatic image analysis algorithms represent a very promising solution to support pathologist's laborious tasks during the diagnosis process, to create a quantification-based second opinion and to enhance inter-observer agreement. In this context, reference vocabularies and formalization of the associated knowledge are especially needed to annotate histopathology images with labels complying with semantic standards. In this work, we elaborate a sustainable triptych able to bridge the gap between pathologists and image analysis scientists...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419509/automatic-diagnosis-of-vulvovaginal-candidiasis-from-pap-smear-images
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M Momenzadeh, M Sehhati, A Mehri Dehnavi, A Talebi, H Rabbani
Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) is the most common genital infections that are seen every day in clinics. This infection is due to excessive growth of Candida that are normally present in the vagina in small numbers. Diagnosis of VVC is routinely done by direct microscopy of Pap smear samples and searching for the Candida in the Pap smear glass slides. This manual method is subjective, time consuming, labour-intensive and tedious. This study presents a computer-aided diagnostic (CAD) method to improve human diagnosis of VVC...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418341/the-knowledge-level-and-opinions-of-physicians-about-the-medical-and-legal-procedures-related-to-physical-child-abuse
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Sema Demirçin, Akın Tütüncüler, Fatmagül Aslan, Sevtap Velipaşaoğlu Güney, Mehmet Atılgan, Hakan Gülkesen
BACKGROUND: In order to diagnose child abuse, physicians need to consider the possibility of abuse in every child they encounter, have sufficient information about the topic and manage the cases according to current law. AIMS: To determine the knowledge level of physicians on child abuse and to learn their opinions about the procedures when they suspect child abuse. STUDY DESIGN: A questionnaire (cross-sectional) study. METHODS: A detailed questionnaire was applied to 390 physicians of whom 233 were general practitioners...
April 5, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417346/-role-of-primaquine-in-malaria-control-and-elimination-in-french-speaking-africa
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S Briolant, B Pradines, L K Basco
Primaquine, an 8-aminoquinoline, is a relatively unknown and underutilized drug in French-speaking African countries. It acts against the liver stage parasites of all human malaria species, asexual blood stages of Plasmodium vivax and, to a lesser degree, Plasmodium falciparum; P. falciparum mature gametocytes, and P. vivax and Plasmodium ovale hypnozoites. Gastrointestinal disturbances are its most common side effects. The clinical utility of primaquine is limited due to its hematological side effects in individuals with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency and other contraindications (pregnant woman, breastfeeding woman, infants less than 6 months old)...
April 17, 2017: Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415998/effectiveness-of-current-policing-related-mental-health-interventions-in-england-and-wales-and-crisis-intervention-teams-as-a-future-potential-model-a-systematic-review
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Eddie Kane, Emily Evans, Farhad Shokraneh
BACKGROUND: Experiencing mental ill health adds a layer of complexity for individuals in touch with the justice system and for those responsible for working in the justice service with these individuals, such as frontline police officers. In England and Wales, there are three commonly used but not necessarily commonly designed or operated, mental health interventions associated with policing, Liaison and Diversion, Street Triage and specialist staff embedded in Police Contact Control Rooms...
April 17, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413548/an-interesting-case-of-wrongly-diagnosed-optic-neuritis
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Vivek Tandon, Kanwaljeet Garg, Ashok K Mahapatra
Optic neuritis (ON) may rarely mimic optic nerve tumor, index of suspicion should be kept high. A 34-year-old woman presented to a major academic institute with a history of right-sided ocular pain and progressive visual loss in the same eye. Her magnetic resonance imaging showed markedly thickened optic nerve; her workup for inflammatory pathology was negative; she was diagnosed as a case of optic nerve tumor and was planned for surgery. Patient for second opinion came to a tertiary care institute where on proper history taking and evaluation she was diagnosed and treated on the lines of ON and she improved...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405743/short-interval-between-two-pap-smears-effect-on-the-result-of-the-second-smear-a-prospective-randomized-trial
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Theresa M Kolben, Florian Bergauer, Jochen Moeckel, Berit Boettcher, Christian J Thaler, Thomas Kolben, Alexander Crispin, Christian Dannecker, Sven Mahner, Julia Gallwas
PURPOSE: A repeat Pap smear is sometimes necessary after a short time interval or even immediately, when patients seek for a second opinion or due to study participation. Only limited information is available on the possible impact of a short interval between two Pap smears. Most institutions therefore practice a minimum time span of 6-8 weeks before obtaining a second smear since a short interval is commonly believed to be associated with an increase of false negative results in the second smear...
April 12, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398096/advances-in-therapy-for-the-prevention-of-hiv-transmission-from-mother-to-child
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Marcela A Moretton, Facundo Bertera, Eduardo Lagomarsino, Jennifer Riedel, Diego A Chiappetta, Christian Höcht
Actually, ~17.8 million women and 1.8 million children (<15 years) are currently infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Particularly, the majority of pediatric infections (>90%) resulted from 'HIV mother-to-child transmission' (MTCT), both in pregnancy, labour, delivery and later by breastfeeding. Due to its high pediatric incidence, MTCT represents a public health concern. Areas covered: In this review, we focus on available treatments and antiretroviral drugs recommended by the World Health Organization, and the main clinical investigations in antiretroviral pharmacotherapy to prevent the MTCT...
May 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396631/transcranial-electrical-stimulation-to-enhance-cognitive-performance-of-healthy-minors-a-complex-governance-challenge
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Jantien W Schuijer, Irja M de Jong, Frank Kupper, Nienke M van Atteveldt
An increasing number of healthy adolescents are consuming products that can enhance their cognitive performance in educational settings. Currently, the use of pharmaceuticals is the most widely discussed enhancement method in the literature, but new evidence suggests that other methods based on Transcranial Electrical Stimulation (tES) also have potential as cognitive enhancer. Just like pharmaceutical enhancers, the availability and education-related use of tES-devices raise a broad range of ethical, legal, and societal issues that need to be addressed by policy-makers...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395526/ramucirumab-in-the-treatment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Arrieta Oscar, Zatarain-Barron Zyanya Lucia, Felipe Cardona Andres, Carmona Amir, Lopez Mejia Mariana
Therapeutic options for treating Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) have recently increased. Ramucirumab (Cyramza), an anti-angionenic agent was approved in 2014 for treatment of several malignancies, including second-line treatment of patients with NSCLC with disease progression on or after platinum-based chemotherapy. Areas covered: We performed a comprehensive search of the literature focused on clinical trials with use of ramucirumab, targeting its evolution in the treatment of NSCLC. This review summarizes the results regarding its safety and efficacy...
April 11, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393728/behaviours-and-opinions-of-adolescent-students-on-smoking
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Özlem Saniye İçmeli, Hatice Türker, Baran Gündoğuş, Merve Çiftci, Ülkü Aka Aktürk
Introduction: Smoking is one of the major causes of preventable diseases, disability and death in the globe and Turkey. In our study, the knowledge of students about smoking addiction and which organ in the body is damaged due to smoking are aimed to be determined. Materials and Methods: Surveys were applied to students of private university preparatory training center on the Anatolian side of Istanbul. In the conducted survey, the questions related with students' demographic characteristics, themselves, their families and friends smoking addiction, the reasons to start smoking, whether they want to quit smoking, whether they try to quit smoking and which of the organs that they know smoking is harmful were asked...
September 2016: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389856/identification-and-management-of-comorbidity-in-psoriatic-arthritis-evidence-and-expert-based-recommendations-from-a-multidisciplinary-panel-from-spain
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Juan Carlos Torre-Alonso, Loreto Carmona, Mireia Moreno, Eva Galíndez, Jesús Babío, Pedro Zarco, Luis Linares, Eduardo Collantes-Estevez, Manuel Fernández Barrial, Juan Carlos Hermosa, Pablo Coto, Carmen Suárez, Raquel Almodóvar, Jesús Luelmo, Santos Castañeda, Jordi Gratacós
The objective is to establish recommendations, based on evidence and expert opinion, for the identification and management of comorbidities in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). The following techniques were applied: discussion group, systematic review, and Delphi survey for agreement. A panel of professionals from four specialties defined the users, the sections of the document, possible recommendations, and what systematic reviews should be performed. A second discussion was held with the results of the systematic reviews...
April 7, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389809/computer-aided-diagnosis-of-malignant-or-benign-thyroid-nodes-based-on-ultrasound-images
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Qin Yu, Tao Jiang, Aiyun Zhou, Lili Zhang, Cheng Zhang, Pan Xu
The objective of this study is to evaluate the diagnostic value of combination of artificial neural networks (ANN) and support vector machine (SVM)-based CAD systems in differentiating malignant from benign thyroid nodes with gray-scale ultrasound images. Two morphological and 65 texture features extracted from regions of interest in 610 2D-ultrasound thyroid node images from 543 patients (207 malignant, 403 benign) were used to develop the ANN and SVM models. Tenfold cross validation evaluated their performance; the best models showed accuracy of 99% for ANN and 100% for SVM...
April 7, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388851/dna-rna-based-formulations-for-treatment-of-breast-cancer
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Zhaolu Xie, Xianghui Zeng
To develop a successful formulation for the gene therapy of breast cancer, an effective therapeutic nucleic acid and proper delivery system are essential. Increased understanding of breast cancer, and developments in biotechnology, material science and nanotechnology have provided a major impetus in the development of effective formulations for the gene therapy of breast cancer. Areas covered: We discuss DNA/RNA-based formulations that can inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells and control the progress of breast cancer...
April 7, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387138/cardiovascular-safety-of-liraglutide-for-the-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes
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R A Chudleigh, Steve Bain
Liraglutide is a GLP-1 RA that is an option for treatment of T2DM. Typical of all new glucose-lowering agents, its CV safety profile is of great interest. Areas covered: This article outlines the efficacy of the GLP-1 RA liraglutide from RCTs, moving through the pivotal phase 3 LEAD trials, and subsequent meta-analyses to assess CV safety. This review describes evolution of regulatory requirements to obtain safety information through dedicated CVOTs. Expert opinion: Since the FDA mandated that CV outcomes for new diabetes therapies should be assessed via a dedicated CVOT, opinion of their utility in T2DM evolved from cynicism through to enthusiasm...
April 7, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384687/patient-reactions-to-surgeon-recommendations-about-contralateral-prophylactic-mastectomy-for-treatment-of-breast-cancer
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Steven J Katz, Nancy K Janz, Paul Abrahamse, Lauren P Wallner, Sarah T Hawley, Lawrence C An, Kevin C Ward, Ann S Hamilton, Monica Morrow, Reshma Jagsi
Importance: Guidelines assert that contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) should be discouraged in patients without an elevated risk for a second primary breast cancer. However, little is known about the impact of surgeons discouraging CPM on patient care satisfaction or decisions to seek treatment from another clinician. Objective: To examine the association between patient report of first-surgeon recommendation against CPM and the extent of discussion about it with 3 outcomes: patient satisfaction with surgery decisions, receipt of a second opinion, and receipt of surgery by a second surgeon...
April 5, 2017: JAMA Surgery
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