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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944988/evaluation-and-treatment-of-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-patients-with-central-nervous-system-abnormalities-current-views-and-new-vistas
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E Ann Yeh, Jay Greenberg, Oussama Abla, Giulia Longoni, Eli Diamond, Michelle Hermiston, Brandon Tran, Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, Carl E Allen, Kenneth L McClain
Central nervous system (CNS) involvement in Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) can include mass lesions of the hypothalamic pituitary axis, choroid plexus, cerebrum, and cerebellum or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signal abnormalities of the cerebellum, pons, and basal ganglia. The term neurodegenerative (ND) CNS-LCH has been given to the MRI signal abnormalities and neurologic dysfunction, although initially patients may have no clinical symptoms. Standardized evaluations to better understand the natural history and response to therapy are needed...
September 25, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944965/comparison-of-psoriasis-and-atopic-dermatitis-guidelines-an-argument-for-aggressive-atopic-dermatitis-management
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Mary E Lohman, Peter A Lio
The development of effective systemic treatments has revolutionized the treatment of inflammatory skin diseases. The availability of safe new treatments and the understanding of psoriasis as a systemic disease with comorbidities and effects on quality of life have driven the current aggressive treatment paradigm of psoriasis. Historically the morbidity of atopic dermatitis (AD) has been dismissed, given the perception of AD as "just" a rash. Differences in the guidelines for psoriasis and AD management may suggest variations in the current conceptualization of disease severity and effects on quality of life...
September 25, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944621/factors-associated-with-ohio-nurse-practitioners-childhood-obesity-preventive-practice-patterns
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Rika Tanda, Elizabeth A Beverly, Kimberly Hughes
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: More nurse practitioners (NPs) infiltrate into primary care settings, and play a pivotal role in prevention of childhood obesity. However, minimal research has been published about their practice patterns. The current study uses a sample of Ohio NPs and describes NPs' childhood obesity prevention practice patterns, knowledge of the guidelines, their personal physical activity in relation to childhood obesity prevention practices, and identification of perceived barriers for practice...
September 25, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943804/treatment-in-the-home-setting-with-intermittent-pneumatic-compression-for-a-woman-with-chronic-leg-ulcers-a-case-report
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Katrina Young, Harrison Ng Chok, Lesley Wilkes
BACKGROUND: Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) is shown to improve the healing rate of Venous Leg Ulcers (VLU) in the hospital setting. The current Australian "Gold Standard" treatment according to the Australian and New Zealand Wound Management Associations' (AWMA) Prevention & Management of Venous Leg Ulcer guidelines is compression, generally in the form of bandaging then progressing to hosiery once wounds are healed to prevent recurrence. This is recommended in conjunction with other standards of wound management including; nutrition, exercise, client education and addressing underlying pathophysiology and psychosocial factors...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943239/how-to-effectively-treat-acute-leukemia-patients-bearing-mll-rearrangements
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REVIEW
Dieter Steinhilber, Rolf Marschalek
Chromosomal translocations - leading to the expression of fusion genes - are well-studied genetic abberrations associated with the development of leukemias. Most of them represent altered transcription factors that affect transcription or epigenetics, while others - like BCR-ABL - are enhancing signaling. BCR-ABL has become the prototype for rational drug design, and drugs like Imatinib and subsequently improved drugs have a great impact on cancer treatments. By contrast, MLL-translocations in acute leukemia patients are hard to treat, display a high relapse rate and the overall survival rate is still very poor...
September 21, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942975/real-world-outcomes-of-surgery-for-native-mitral-valve-endocarditis
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Nana Toyoda, Shinobu Itagaki, Natalia N Egorova, Henry Tannous, Anelechi C Anyanwu, Ahmed El-Eshmawi, David H Adams, Joanna Chikwe
BACKGROUND: Consensus guidelines recommend repair over replacement for the surgical treatment of active native mitral valve infective endocarditis. However, contemporary practice and long-term outcome data are limited. METHODS: Multivariable Cox regression was used to compare outcomes of 1970 patients undergoing isolated primary mitral valve repair (n = 367, 19%) or replacement (n = 1603, 81%) for active infective endocarditis between 1998 and 2010 in New York and California states...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941764/kdoqi-us-commentary-on-the-2017-kdigo-clinical-practice-guideline-update-for-the-diagnosis-evaluation-prevention-and%C3%A2-treatment-of-chronic-kidney-disease-mineral-and-bone%C3%A2-disorder-ckd-mbd
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Tamara Isakova, Thomas L Nickolas, Michelle Denburg, Sri Yarlagadda, Daniel E Weiner, Orlando M Gutiérrez, Vinod Bansal, Sylvia E Rosas, Sagar Nigwekar, Jerry Yee, Holly Kramer
Chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder (CKD-MBD) encompasses laboratory and bone abnormalities and vascular calcification and has deleterious effects on clinical outcomes. KDOQI (Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative), an initiative of the National Kidney Foundation, addressed this issue with the publication of a clinical practice guideline for bone metabolism and disease in CKD in 2003, and 2 years later, a new definition and classification scheme for CKD-MBD was developed following a KDIGO (Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes) Controversies Conference...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941563/the-role-of-cardio-oncology-in-the-interprofessional-care-of-adult-patients-receiving-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Edith Pituskin, Ian Paterson, Nanette Cox-Kennett, Derek Rothe, Melissa Perri, Harald Becher
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the toxic effects of therapy to the structure and function of the cardiovascular system and the role of the cardio-oncology team in the interprofessional care of adult patients, including current approaches, research findings, and future endeavors DATA SOURCE: Published articles and international cardiology and oncology association guidance documents. CONCLUSION: Although a new field of study, cardio-oncology is a rapidly expanding area of great clinical need...
September 20, 2017: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940359/how-compliant-are-dental-practice-facebook-pages-with-australian-healthcare-advertising-regulations-a-netnographic-review
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Alexander C L Holden, Heiko Spallek
BACKGROUND: The National Law that regulates the dental and other healthcare professions in Australia sets out regulations that dictate how dental practices are to advertise. This study examines the extent to which the profession complies with these regulations and the potential impact that advertising may have upon professionalism. METHODS: A Facebook search of 38 Local Government Areas in Sydney, New South Wales was carried out to identify dental practices that had pages on this social media site...
September 22, 2017: Australian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938256/chronic-q-fever-infections-in-israeli-children-a-25-year-nationwide-study
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Nimrod Sachs, Yafit Atiya-Nasagi, Adi Beth-Din, Itzhak Levy, Shalom Ben-Shimol, Diana Tasher, Galia Grisaru-Soen, Haleema Dabaja, Imad Kassis, Shiri Spilman, Efraim Bilavsky
BACKGROUND: Q fever is a zoonosis caused by the bacterium Coxiella burnetii (C. burnetii) with a worldwide distribution. Our aim was to assess the epidemiology, clinical manifestations and treatment regimens of chronic Q fever infections in Israeli children during the past 25 years. METHODS: Cases were collected from the national Q fever reference laboratory database. Demographic, epidemiologic, and clinical data were reviewed using a structured questionnaire sent to the referring physician...
September 20, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936751/guidelines-versus-real-life-practice-the-case-of-colonoscopy-in-acromegaly
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M Parolin, F Dassie, L Russo, S Mazzocut, M Ferrata, E De Carlo, R Mioni, F Fallo, R Vettor, C Martini, P Maffei
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to investigate guideline application and colonoscopy findings in real-life practice in acromegaly. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective observational non-interventional and cross-sectional analysis on 146 patients with acromegaly (ACRO) referred to our clinic. We evaluated colonoscopy data, focusing on the correlation between colonoscopy findings and hormonal/metabolic values. RESULTS: The total number of colonoscopies performed in ACRO patients increased from 6 in the period 1990-1994 to 57 in the period 2010-2014...
September 21, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935654/opioid-prescription-morbidity-and-mortality-in-united-states-dialysis-patients
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Paul L Kimmel, Chyng-Wen Fwu, Kevin C Abbott, Anne W Eggers, Prudence P Kline, Paul W Eggers
Aggressive pain treatment was advocated for ESRD patients, but new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines recommend cautious opioid prescription. Little is known regarding outcomes associated with ESRD opioid prescription. We assessed opioid prescriptions and associations between opioid prescription and dose and patient outcomes using 2006-2010 US Renal Data System information in patients on maintenance dialysis with Medicare Part A, B, and D coverage in each study year (n=671,281, of whom 271,285 were unique patients)...
September 21, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934768/cutaneous-melanoma-an-audit-of-management-timeliness-against-new-zealand-guidelines
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Tess Brian, Brandon Adams, Michael Jameson
AIM: The New Zealand Ministry of Health's "Faster Cancer Treatment" programme aims for timely care for patients with cancer, including melanoma. Melanoma care guidelines detail investigation and treatment timeliness standards. This audit assesses compliance with these. METHOD: Patients admitted to Waikato Hospital for melanoma surgery during the year ending February 2016 were retrospectively identified. Time intervals between care events were calculated. Demographic, lesion, surgical and histopathological characteristics were analysed...
September 22, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933616/are-newly-launched-pharmacotherapies-efficacious-in-treating-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-or-is-there-still-more-work-to-be-done
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Riccardo Inchingolo, Carola Condoluci, Andrea Smargiassi, Annelisa Mastrobattista, Cristina Boccabella, Alessia Comes, Nicoletta Golfi, Luca Richeldi
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a challenging and multifactorial disease that has been thought for some time to lack effective treatments. The approval of two drugs, nintedanib and pirfenidone, has heralded a new era in its management. Areas covered: Currently, there is a growing interest on therapeutic strategies. Many studies have been designed and performed, although few of them turned out to be successful. Nowadays, nintedanib and pirfenidone are considered disease modifying drugs, recommended treatments by current evidence-based guidelines...
September 21, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931363/a-guideline-based-policy-to-decrease-intensive-care-unit-admission-rates-for-accidental-hypothermia
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Herman R Sequeira, Hesham E Mohamed, Neal Hakimi, Dorothy B Wakefield, Jonathan Fine
RATIONALE: Despite guidelines advising passive rewarming for mild accidental hypothermia (AH), patients are frequently admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) for active rewarming using a forced-air warming device. We implemented a new policy at our institution aimed at safely reducing ICU admissions for AH. We analyzed our practice pre- and post-policy intervention and compared our experiences with acute care hospitals in Connecticut. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on 203 participants with AH identified by primary and secondary discharge codes...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931314/the-diagnostic-potential-of-mutation-detection-from-single-circulating-tumor-cells-in-cancer-patients
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Francesca Salvianti, Pamela Pinzani
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) have gained importance in the oncology field as biomarkers of tumor development. The most relevant observation that emerged from the recent studies on CTCs is their heterogeneity, which can be investigated by new technologies for single cell analysis. Areas covered: This review considers the most recent advances (limited to the last two years) in the mutational analysis of single CTCs with a critical point of view on the technical challenges still to be faced and the steps needed to reach a standardization of the procedures able to translate these new approaches into clinical practice...
September 21, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930804/venous-thromboembolism-in-gynecological-malignancy
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Abigail Cohen, Chung Sim Lim, Alun Huw Davies
OBJECTIVE: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a recognized complication of gynecological malignancy and represents a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in these patients. The review aimed to discuss the incidence, risk factors, and clinical presentation of VTE before examining the literature on the diagnosis, prevention, and management in the context of uterine, cervical, ovarian, and vulval cancers. METHODS/MATERIALS: A literature search was performed using Ovid Medline and Embase with the following words: "gynecological malignancy," "pelvic tumor," "venous thromboembolism," "deep vein thrombosis" and "pulmonary embolism...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929012/current-practice-in-the-management-of-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-in-critically-ill-patients-a-uk-wide-survey
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Chung Shen Chean, Daniel McAuley, Anthony Gordon, Ingeborg Dorothea Welters
BACKGROUND: New-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia in critically ill patients. Although evidence base and expert consensus opinion for management have been summarised in several international guidelines, no specific considerations for critically ill patients have been included. We aimed to establish current practice of management of critically ill patients with new-onset AF. METHODS: We designed a short user-friendly online questionnaire...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928185/comparative-effectiveness-of-injectable-penicillin-versus-a-combination-of-penicillin-and-gentamicin-in-children-with-pneumonia-characterised-by-indrawing-in-kenya-protocol-for-an-observational-study
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Lucas Malla, Rafael Perera-Salazar, Emily McFadden, Mike English
INTRODUCTION: WHO treatment guidelines are widely recommended for guiding treatment for millions of children with pneumonia every year across multiple low-income and middle-income countries. Guidelines are based on synthesis of available evidence that provides moderate certainty in evidence of effects for forms of pneumonia that can result in hospitalisation. However, trials have included fewer children from Africa than other settings, and it is suggested that African children with pneumonia have higher mortality...
September 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927205/rare-neurosurgical-complications-of-epidural-injections-an-8-yr-single-institution-experience
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Gabriel A Smith, Jonathan Pace, Madeleine Strohl, Anand Kaul, Salim Hayek, Jonathan P Miller
BACKGROUND: Neurosurgical complications from epidural injections have rarely been reported. OBJECTIVE: To define the spectrum of complications from these procedures in order to identify risk factors and strategies for prevention. METHODS: A prospectively maintained database of 14 247 neurosurgical admissions over 8 yr was screened to identify patients who had suffered procedural complications associated with 1182 cervical and 4617 lumbar interlaminar epidural injection procedures performed at a single institution...
April 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
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