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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345397/characteristics-of-patients-who-progress-from-bridging-to-long-term-oxygen-therapy
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Kovi Levin, Brigitte Borg, Belinda Miller, Kirk Kee, Eli Dabscheck
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Patients with persistent hypoxia following an acute hospital admission may be discharged with "bridging" domiciliary oxygen as per criteria defined by the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. The need for continuous Long-Term Oxygen Therapy (LTOT) is then reassessed at a clinic review 1-2 months later. The aim of this study is to describe the characteristics of patients discharged from an acute hospital admission with continuous Short Term Oxygen Therapy (STOT), and subsequently to investigate for differences between subjects who proceeded to qualify for continuous LTOT versus those who were able to cease STOT at review...
January 18, 2018: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344270/lenvatinib-in-advanced-radioiodine-refractory-thyroid-cancer-a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-swiss-lenvatinib-named-patient-program
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Catharina Balmelli, Nikola Railic, Marco Siano, Kristin Feuerlein, Richard Cathomas, Valerie Cristina, Christiane Güthner, Stefan Zimmermann, Sabine Weidner, Miklos Pless, Frank Stenner, Sacha I Rothschild
Purpose: Differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) accounts for approximately 95% of thyroid carcinomas. In the metastatic RAI-refractory disease, chemotherapy has very limited efficacy and is associated with substantial toxicity. With increasing knowledge of the molecular pathogenesis of DTC, novel targeted therapies have been developed. Lenvatinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) with promising clinical activity based on the randomized phase III SELECT trial. In Switzerland, a Named Patient Program (NPP) was installed to bridge the time gap to Swissmedic approval...
2018: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337533/localized-fe-ii-induced-cytotoxic-reactive-oxygen-species-generating-nano-system-for-enhanced-anticancer-therapy
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Yuxue Ding, Jiaxun Wan, Zihao Zhang, Fang Wang, Jia Guo, Changchun Wang
The anticancer therapy on basis of reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated cellular apoptosis has achieved great progress. However, this kind of theraputic strategy still faces some challenges such as light, photosensitizer and oxygen (O2) dependence. In this article, a ROS-mediated anticancer therapy independent of light, photosensitizer and oxygen was established based on a Fe2+-induced ROS-generating nano-system. First, artemisinin (ART) was loaded in porous magnetic supraparticles (MSP) by a nano-deposition method...
January 16, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332744/how-many-physical-therapy-sessions-are-required-to-reach-a-good-outcome-in-symptomatic-lumbar-spondylolisthesis-a-retrospective-study
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Silvano Ferrari, Jorge Hugo Villafañe, Pedro Berjano, Carla Vanti, Marco Monticone
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of conclusive information about the optimal dosage of physical therapy treatments in Spondylolisthesis (SPL) patients. PURPOSE: The present study attempted to evaluate the comparative effectiveness of two different doses in reaching similar clinical outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of 64 consecutive patients admitted for physical therapy with symptomatic lumbar grade I SPL (42 ± 15years, 57% female) was conducted...
January 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330750/immunologic-and-gene-expression-profiles-of-spontaneous-canine-oligodendrogliomas
#5
Anna Filley, Mario Henriquez, Tanmoy Bhowmik, Brij Nath Tewari, Xi Rao, Jun Wan, Margaret A Miller, Yunlong Liu, R Timothy Bentley, Mahua Dey
Malignant glioma (MG), the most common primary brain tumor in adults, is extremely aggressive and uniformly fatal. Several treatment strategies have shown significant preclinical promise in murine models of glioma; however, none have produced meaningful clinical responses in human patients. We hypothesize that introduction of an additional preclinical animal model better approximating the complexity of human MG, particularly in interactions with host immune responses, will bridge the existing gap between these two stages of testing...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329443/bone-formation-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-during-anti-tumour-necrosis-factor-therapy-imaged-by-18f-fluoride-positron-emission-tomography
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Stefan T G Bruijnen, Nicki J F Verweij, Leonie M van Duivenvoorden, Nathalie Bravenboer, Dominique L P Baeten, Christiaan J van Denderen, Irene E van der Horst-Bruinsma, Alexandre E Voskuyl, Martijn Custers, Peter M van de Ven, Joost C J Bot, Bouke J H Boden, Adriaan A Lammertsma, Otto S H Hoekstra, Pieter G H M Raijmakers, Conny J van der Laken
Objectives: Excessive bone formation is an important hallmark of AS. Recently it has been demonstrated that axial bony lesions in AS patients can be visualized using 18F-fluoride PET-CT. The aim of this study was to assess whether 18F-fluoride uptake in clinically active AS patients is related to focal bone formation in spine biopsies and is sensitive to change during anti-TNF treatment. Methods: Twelve anti-TNF-naïve AS patients [female 7/12; age 39 years (SD 11); BASDAI 5...
January 9, 2018: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329368/discovering-personalized-driver-mutation-profiles-of-single-samples-in-cancer-by-network-control-strategy
#7
Wei-Feng Guo, Shao-Wu Zhang, Li-Li Liu, Fei Liu, Qian-Qian Shi, Lei Zhang, Ying Tang, Tao Zeng, Luonan Chen
Motivation: It is a challenging task to discover personalized driver genes that provide crucial information on disease risk and drug sensitivity for individual patients. However, few methods have been proposed to identify the personalized-sample driver genes from the cancer omics data due to the lack of samples for each individual. To circumvent this problem, here we present a novel single-sample controller strategy (SCS) to identify personalized driver mutation profiles from network controllability perspective...
January 10, 2018: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327527/role-and-relevance-of-blood-pressure-variability-in-hypertension-related-co-morbidities
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Ashok Kumar, B C Kalmath, Georgi Abraham, Johann Christopher, Pln Kaparthi, Louie Fischer, Neeta Deshpande, N K Mishra, Praveen Raj, Rajesh Javerani, Ramesh Goyal, Reefa Dsouza, Shashank R Joshi
Despite maintaining mean blood pressure at optimal levels, cardiovascular complications still occur in hypertensive patients. Blood pressure variability (BPV) has been implicated as a prominent factor responsible for incurring this additional risk. In this review we attempted to generate a consensus on the importance of BPV in the hypertension management and to evaluate different therapeutic options available to reduce BPV. Panel comprising of 11 leading experts from India in different areas of clinical practice (including nephrology, diabetes and endocrinology, cardiology, and critical care medicine) was convened...
December 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325354/-excision-of-giant-desmoid-in-the-abdominal-wall-method-of-abdominal-wall-reconstruction-and-follow-up-of-long-termed-effect
#9
Y Fei, J Y Li
Objective: To explore the ideal procedure of excision and repair for giant desmoid in the abdominal wall and long-termed follow-up results. Methods: Clinical and follow-up data of 24 patients with giant desmoid in the abdominal wall underwent radical removal and immediate abdominal wall reconstruction in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Center of Hernia and Abdominal Wall Diseases, First Affiliated Hospital of People's Liberation Army General Hospital from October 2006 to October 2016 were analyzed retrospectively...
January 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324514/anticoagulant-bridge-comparison-in-mechanical-circulatory-support-patients
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Richard H Cosgrove, Robyn L Basken, Richard G Smith, Chiu-Hsieh Hsu, Toshinobu Kazui, Brandon K Martinez, Richard W Burt, Eric S Crawford, Scott D Lick, Zain Khalpey
Maintaining mechanical circulatory support (MCS) device patients in a specified therapeutic range for anticoagulation remains challenging. Subtherapeutic international normalized ratios (INRs) occur frequently while on warfarin therapy. An effective anticoagulant bridge strategy may improve the care of these patients. This retrospective review of MCS patients with subtherapeutic INRs compared an intravenous unfractionated heparin (UFH) strategy with a subcutaneous enoxaparin or fondaparinux strategy. Native thromboelastography (n-TEG) was used to evaluate anticoagulant effect with coagulation index (CI) as the primary outcome measure...
January 10, 2018: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324309/the-promising-future-of-ventricular-restraint-therapy-for-the-management-of-end-stage-heart-failure
#11
REVIEW
Muhammad Naveed, Imran Shair Mohammad, Li Xue, Sara Khan, Wang Gang, Yanfang Cao, Yijie Cheng, Xingxing Cui, Chen DingDing, Yu Feng, Wang Zhijie, Zhou Xiaohui
Complicated pathophysiological syndrome associated with irregular functioning of the heart leading to insufficient blood supply to the organs is linked to congestive heart failure (CHF) which is the leading cause of death in developed countries. Numerous factors can add to heart failure (HF) pathogenesis, including myocardial infarction (MI), genetic factors, coronary artery disease (CAD), ischemia or hypertension. Presently, most of the therapies against CHF cause modest symptom relief but incapable of giving significant recovery for long-term survival outcomes...
January 8, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324302/addressing-the-paradox-of-increasing-mastectomy-rates-in-an-era-of-de-escalation-of-therapy-communication-strategies
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REVIEW
Mona P Tan, Edibaldo Silva
Breast conservation therapy (BCT) was established as the preferred modality of surgical treatment for early stage breast cancer in the early 1990's. Yet, rising mastectomy rates have been observed over the last decade. This increase is a cause for concern as recent large population-based studies have consistently reported improved breast cancer-specific survival and local control rates with BCT, in comparison with mastectomy. There is a pressing need to formulate strategies to effectively inform both patients and practitioners about current data, in the hope of reversing rising mastectomy rates to optimise survival outcomes...
January 8, 2018: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323117/impaired-autophagy-bridges-lysosomal-storage-disease-and-epithelial-dysfunction-in-the-kidney
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Beatrice Paola Festa, Zhiyong Chen, Marine Berquez, Huguette Debaix, Natsuko Tokonami, Jenny Ann Prange, Glenn van de Hoek, Cremonesi Alessio, Andrea Raimondi, Nathalie Nevo, Rachel H Giles, Olivier Devuyst, Alessandro Luciani
The endolysosomal system sustains the reabsorptive activity of specialized epithelial cells. Lysosomal storage diseases such as nephropathic cystinosis cause a major dysfunction of epithelial cells lining the kidney tubule, resulting in massive losses of vital solutes in the urine. The mechanisms linking lysosomal defects and epithelial dysfunction remain unknown, preventing the development of disease-modifying therapies. Here we demonstrate, by combining genetic and pharmacologic approaches, that lysosomal dysfunction in cystinosis results in defective autophagy-mediated clearance of damaged mitochondria...
January 11, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322206/-perioperative-handling-of-anticoagulation
#14
REVIEW
J F Lock, J Wagner, V Luber, U A Dietz, S Lichthardt, N Matthes, K Krajinovic, C-T Germer, S Knop, A Wiegering
A growing number of patients in Germany receive a long-term prophylactic anticoagulation with phenprocoumone or one of the novel direct oral anticoagulants (NOAC), such as dabigatran, rivaroxaban or apixaban. The most common indication for an oral anticoagulant therapy is atrial fibrillation (approximately 75%) where the anticoagulant therapy can reduce the risk for an embolic event, particularly stroke by 60%. Operations carried out during such a therapy can result in major bleeding complications. On the other hand, suspending anticoagulant therapy can lead to an increased risk of thromboembolisms...
January 10, 2018: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321066/perioperative-management-of-antiplatelet-therapy-in-patients-undergoing-non-cardiac-surgery-following-coronary-stent-placement-a-systematic-review
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Christopher P Childers, Melinda Maggard-Gibbons, Jesus G Ulloa, Ian T MacQueen, Isomi M Miake-Lye, Roberta Shanman, Selene Mak, Jessica M Beroes, Paul G Shekelle
BACKGROUND: The correct perioperative management of antiplatelet therapy (APT) in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery (NCS) is often debated by clinicians. American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines recommend postponing elective NCS at least 3 months after stent implantation. Regardless of the timing of surgery, ACC/AHA guidelines recommend continuing at least ASA throughout the perioperative period and ideally continuing dual APT (DAPT) therapy "unless surgery demands discontinuation...
January 10, 2018: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320382/two-new-psychotherapy-studies-back-to-the-future
#16
Eric M Plakun
This column reviews 2 recent high-quality psychotherapy research studies. One study by Steinert and colleagues suggests that psychodynamic therapy is equivalent to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) (or medication when this was the comparator) for a range of disorders. A second study by Barlow and colleagues finds Unified Protocol CBT targeting underlying emotional dysregulation to be equivalent to single disorder-specific CBT for a range of anxiety disorders. Taken together, these studies help bridge the gap between CBT and psychodynamic therapy and refocus us on the realities of clinical settings, where most patients present with multiple comorbid disorders...
January 2018: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316940/gamma-delta-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-friend-or-foe-in-cancer-development
#17
REVIEW
Yijing Zhao, Chao Niu, Jiuwei Cui
BACKGROUND: γδ T cells are a distinct subgroup of T cells containing T cell receptors (TCRs) γ and TCR δ chains with diverse structural and functional heterogeneity. As a bridge between the innate and adaptive immune systems, γδ T cells participate in various immune responses during cancer progression. Because of their direct/indirect antitumor cytotoxicity and strong cytokine production ability, the use of γδ T cells in cancer immunotherapy has received a lot of attention over the past decade...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315941/thromboembolic-prophylaxis-protocol-with-warfarin-after-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-of-infarct-related-ventricular-tachycardia
#18
Konstantinos C Siontis, Sina Jamé, Ghaith Sharaf Dabbagh, Rakesh Latchamsetty, Krit Jongnarangsin, Fred Morady, Frank M Bogun
INTRODUCTION: Ablation in the left ventricle (LV) is associated with a risk of thromboembolism. There are limited data on the use of specific thromboembolic prophylaxis strategies post-ablation. We aimed to evaluate a thromboembolic prophylaxis protocol after ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS: The index procedures of 217 patients undergoing ablation for infarct-related VT with open irrigated-tip catheters were included. Patients with large LV endocardial ablation area (> 3 cm between ablation lesions) were started on low-dose, slowly escalating unfractionated heparin (UFH) infusion 8 hours after access hemostasis, followed by 3 months of anticoagulation...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314296/successful-use-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support-in-severe-septic-shock-with-associated-acute-cardiomyopathy
#19
S Michelle Perdue, Brian J Poore, Ashok N Babu, W Kyle Stribling
A 24-year-old female presented with sepsis and cardiogenic shock 4 days after vaginal delivery. Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA ECMO) therapy was used for cardiovascular support as a bridge for recovery. The use of VA ECMO in patients with cardiogenic shock secondary to sepsis is reviewed.
January 4, 2018: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311195/peritoneal-dialysis-is-feasible-as-a-bridge-to-combined-liver-kidney-transplant
#20
Ruth Ellen Jones, Yun Liang, Malcolm MacConmara, Christine Hwang, Ramesh Saxena
Patients with combined liver and kidney failure may remain on dialysis for years while awaiting simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation (SLKT). The role of peritoneal dialysis (PD) in patients with advanced liver and kidney failure awaiting SLKT remains to be defined. We present our single-institution experience with PD in cirrhotics, 3 of whom went on to receive successful SLKT. Patients initiated in our PD program between 2006 and 2016 who had both liver and kidney failure were identified. Medical and dialysis records were reviewed retrospectively...
January 2018: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
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