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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166463/physicians-are-not-well-informed-about-the-new-guidelines-for-the-treatment-of-acute-stroke
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Luana Antunes Maranha Gatto, Gelson Luis Koppe, Zeferino Demartini, Viviane de Hiroki Flumignan Zétola
OBJECTIVE: Treatment of cerebrovascular disease has advanced rapidly in the last two decades. Recent data has added challenges to the treatment of ischemic stroke in the acute phase. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the knowledge of physicians about the treatment of ischemic stroke in the acute phase. METHODS: An online questionnaire was submitted to all physicians enrolled in the Regional Council of Medicine in Brazil. RESULTS: 456 physicians from different specialties answered the questions...
October 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164049/polyphenols-treatment-in-patients-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#2
Ludovico Abenavoli, Natasa Milic, Francesco Luzza, Luigi Boccuto, Antonino De Lorenzo
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) affects 25-30% of the general population worldwide and this high prevalence is linked with lifestyle and dietetic changes, not only in Western countries, but also in the urban areas of developing countries. Several pharmacological approaches were proposed in the treatment of NAFLD, but the reported results are inconclusive. International guidelines recommended the reduction of dietary fat and fructose, in association with some physical activity. In this context, it was reported that the protective effects of traditional Mediterranean diet, related to the high concentration of antioxidant compounds, particularly of polyphenols...
September 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164037/guidelines-for-the-management-of-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy-and-acute-spinal-cord-injury-development-process-and-methodology
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Lindsay A Tetreault, Andrea C Skelly, Joseph R Dettori, Jefferson R Wilson, Allan R Martin, Michael G Fehlings
The Institute of Medicine defines clinical practice guidelines as "statements that include recommendations intended to optimize patient care that are informed by a systematic review of evidence and an assessment of the benefits and harms of alternative care options." Guidelines help clinicians implement best evidence into practice and encourage informed shared decision making with patients. Guidelines are intended to enhance the quality of patient care by discouraging ineffective and potentially harmful interventions and standardizing practice...
September 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163174/sustained-complete-response-to-metronomic-chemotherapy-in-a-child-with-refractory-atypical-teratoid-rhabdoid-tumor-a-case-report
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Mahe Berland, Laetitia Padovani, Angélique Rome, Grégoire Pech-Gourg, Dominique Figarella-Branger, Nicolas André
Atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (ATRT) is a rare and highly aggressive embryonal tumor of the central nervous system with a dismal prognosis and no definitive guidelines for treatment, especially at relapse or in case of refractory disease. Metronomic chemotherapy (MC) has emerged as a new treatment option in solid malignancies, with lower toxicity and is frequently combined with drug repositioning. We report a case of ATRT in an 8-year-old boy who progressed during multimodal therapy including surgical resection, chemotherapy and radiotherapy...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162475/-thyrotropin-reference-ranges-during-pregnancy-in-the-province-of-huelva-spain
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A Ortega Carpio, I Vázquez Rico, M A Castaño López, L Duarte González, M Montilla Álvaro, A Ruiz Reina
OBJECTIVE: The correct diagnosis of hypothyroidism during pregnancy requires knowledge of the local trimester-specific thyrotropin (TSH) reference ranges. When these are not available, the guidelines recommend upper limits of 2.5, 3.0, and 3.0μU/ml for the 1(st), 2(nd), and 3(rd) trimesters, respectively. The aim is to establish the reference range for our local population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A population-based observational study was performed on healthy pregnant women from 11 healthcare centres in the province of Huelva...
November 18, 2017: Semergen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161897/status-epilepticus-and-multiple-sclerosis-a-case-presentation-and-literature-review
#6
Murat Mert Atmaca, Candan Gurses
PURPOSE: To search the literature for the frequency, pathogenesis, prognosis, and treatment of seizures and status epilepticus (SE) in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: We report 2 patients with MS who presented with SE and review the literature. RESULTS: Seizures and SE episodes worsened during MS relapses in the first patient. SE episodes and MS relapses significantly decreased after initiation of natalizumab treatment but she still had seizures and was taking 4 antiepileptic drugs (AEDs)...
January 1, 2017: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience: Official Journal of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ENCS)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160949/failure-to-initiate-hiv-treatment-in-patients-with-high-cd4-counts-evidence-from-demographic-surveillance-in-rural-kwazulu-natal
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Jacob Bor, Calvin Chiu, Shahira Ahmed, Ingrid Katz, Matt Fox, Sydney Rosen, Manisha Yapa, Frank Tanser, Deenan Pillay, Till Bärnighausen
OBJECTIVES: To assess the relationship between CD4 count at presentation and ART uptake and assess predictors of timely treatment initiation in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. METHODS: We used Cox Proportional Hazards models to assess the association between first CD4 count and time from first CD4 to ART initiation amongst all treatment-naïve adults presenting to the Hlabisa HIV Treatment and Care Program between August 2011 and December 2012, with CD4<350 cells...
November 21, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159792/seom-clinical-guidelines-for-the-treatment-of-head-and-neck-cancer-2017
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L C Iglesias Docampo, V Arrazubi Arrula, N Baste Rotllan, A Carral Maseda, B Cirauqui Cirauqui, Y Escobar, J J Lambea Sorrosal, M Pastor Borgoñón, A Rueda, J J Cruz Hernández
Head and neck cancer (HNC) is defined as malignant tumours located in the upper aerodigestive tract and represents 5% of oncologic cases in adults in Spain. More than 90% of these tumours have squamous histology. In an effort to incorporate evidence obtained since 2013 publication, Spanish Society of Medical Oncology (SEOM) presents an update of HNC diagnosis and treatment guideline. The eighth edition of TNM classification, published in January 2017, introduces important changes for p16-positive oropharyngeal tumours, for lip and oral cavity cancer and for N3 category...
November 20, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159417/the-new-2017-acc-aha-guidelines-up-the-pressure-on-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-hypertension
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Philip Greenland, Eric Peterson
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November 20, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158679/treatment-of-pulmonary-hypertension-with-left-heart-disease-a-concise-review
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REVIEW
Anish Desai, Shilpa A Desouza
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is defined by a mean pulmonary artery pressure ≥ 25 mmHg, as determined by right heart catheterization. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) can no longer be considered an orphan disease given the increase in awareness and availability of new drugs. PH carries with it a dismal prognosis and leads to significant morbidity and mortality. Symptoms can range from dyspnea, fatigue and chest pain to right ventricular failure and death. PH is divided into five groups by the World Health Organization (WHO), based on etiology...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158373/revisiting-expectations-in-an-era-of-precision-oncology
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Emily J Marchiano, Andrew C Birkeland, Paul L Swiecicki, Kayte Spector-Bagdady, Andrew G Shuman
As we enter an era of precision medicine and targeted therapies in the treatment of metastatic cancer, we face new challenges for patients and providers alike as we establish clear guidelines, regulations, and strategies for implementation. At the crux of this challenge is the fact that patients with advanced cancer may have disproportionate expectations of personal benefit when participating in clinical trials designed to generate generalizable knowledge. Patient and physician goals of treatment may not align, and reconciliation of their disparate perceptions must be addressed...
November 20, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158038/sexual-and-reproductive-health-services-and-related-health-information-on-pregnancy-resource-center-websites-a%C3%A2-statewide-content-analysis
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Andrea Swartzendruber, Anna Newton-Levinson, Ashley E Feuchs, Ashley L Phillips, Jennifer Hickey, Riley J Steiner
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) are nonprofit organizations with a primary mission of promoting childbirth among pregnant women. Given a new state grant program to publicly fund PRCs, we analyzed Georgia PRC websites to describe advertised services and related health information. METHODS: We systematically identified all accessible Georgia PRC websites available from April to June 2016. Entire websites were obtained and coded using defined protocols...
November 17, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156816/mixed-subtype-thyroid-cancer-a-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-database-analysis
#13
Chunping Liu, Qiuyang Zhao, Zhi Li, Shuntao Wang, Yiquan Xiong, Zeming Liu, Tao Huang
The prognosis of patients with mixed subtype thyroid cancer (MSTC) is unclear. The present study compared the prognoses of MSTC, papillary thyroid cancer (PTC), and follicular thyroid cancer (FTC) to provide a new perspective regarding the treatment guidelines for these diseases. We evaluated data from patients with thyroid cancer who were included in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database between 2004 and 2013. Patient mortality was evaluated using Cox proportional hazards regression analyses and Kaplan-Meier analyses with log-rank tests...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155816/liposomal-amphotericin-b-in-travelers-with-cutaneous-and-muco-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-not-a-panacea
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Romain Guery, Benoit Henry, Guillaume Martin-Blondel, Claire Rouzaud, Florence Cordoliani, Gundel Harms, Jean-Pierre Gangneux, Françoise Foulet, Emmanuelle Bourrat, Michel Baccard, Gloria Morizot, Paul-Henri Consigny, Antoine Berry, Johannes Blum, Olivier Lortholary, Pierre Buffet
BACKGROUND: Complex cutaneous and muco-cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL and MCL) often requires systemic therapy. Liposomal amphotericin B (L-AmB) has a strong potential for a solid clinical benefit in this indication. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of data from a French centralized referral treatment program and from the "LeishMan" European consortium database. All patients with parasitologically proven CL or MCL who received at least one dose of L-AmB were included...
November 20, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154180/a-twelve-year-retrospective-analysis-of-prevalence-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-patterns-of-ureaplasma-spp-and-mycoplasma-hominis-in-the-province-of-lower-silesia-in-poland
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Urszula Kasprzykowska, Beata Sobieszczańska, Anna Duda-Madej, Anna Secewicz, Joanna Nowicka, Grażyna Gościniak
OBJECTIVE: Genital mycoplasmas are opportunistic pathogens that have been associated with urogenital infections in humans. Only a few groups of antimicrobials are available for treatment of urogenital tract infections caused by genital mycoplasmas. However, emerging resistance of mycoplasmas to antimicrobial agents has been reported worldwide. The aim of the study was a retrospective analysis of the prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of M. hominis and Ureaplasma spp...
November 14, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153021/-adult-phenylketonuria
#16
Csaba Sumánszki, András Gellért Barta, Péter Reismann
Starting from 1975 phenylketonuria is part of the newborn screening program in Hungary. Since then a generation, treated with special diet and medical foods right after neonatal diagnosis has reached adulthood. Thanks to early treatment initiation, children with phenylketonuria are able to lead life to the full. Consequently, phenylketonuria is no longer considered a pediatric disease. Follow up of adult patients with phenylketonuria is performed in internal medicine centers specialized in metabolic diseases...
November 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148403/treatment-patterns-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-after-discontinuation-of-methotrexate-data-from-the-ontario-best-practices-research-initiative-obri
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Janet E Pope, Emmanouil Rampakakis, Mohammad Movahedi, Angela Cesta, Xiuying Li, Sandra Couto, John S Sampalis, Claire Bombardier
OBJECTIVES: In active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with inadequate response to methotrexate (MTX), guidelines support adding or switching to another conventional synthetic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (csDMARD) and/or a biologic DMARD (bDMARD). The purpose of this analysis was to describe treatment practices in routine care and to evaluate determinants of regimen selection after MTX discontinuation. METHODS: Biologic-naïve patients in the Ontario Best Practice Research Initiatives registry discontinuing MTX due to primary/secondary failure, adverse events, or patient/physician decision were included...
October 23, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147971/-antiplatelet-or-anticoagulative-strategies-after-surgical-interventional-valve-treatment
#18
A Jobs, T Stiermaier, S Klotz, I Eitel
At the end of August 2017 the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) published new joint guidelines for the treatment of valvular heart disease. These guidelines incorporate the scientific progress since the last version of the guidelines published in 2012. This article reviews current guideline recommendations for antiplatelet and anticoagulative therapy after surgical/interventional treatment of the aortic and mitral valves and discusses the underlying scientific evidence...
November 16, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147432/the-era-of-multigene-panels-comes-the-clinical-utility-of-oncotype-dx-and-mammaprint
#19
REVIEW
Ling Xin, Yin-Hua Liu, Tracey A Martin, Wen G Jiang
The AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, eighth edition published in late 2016, will become the new global guideline for cancer diagnosis and treatment from January 1, 2018. The new edition for the tumor staging system has numerous updates, including building up the prognostic stage group of tumors for the first time and adding a large number of non-anatomical factors into the prognostic evaluation. Oncotype DX and MammaPrint are two of the genomic predictors that will be part of routine clinical practice in the future...
April 2017: World Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146146/herpes-zoster-in-hospitalized-adults-practice-gaps-new-evidence-and-remaining-questions
#20
Iris Ahronowitz, Lindy P Fox
Herpes zoster can present many uncertainties for consulting dermatologists. We review the current guidelines and recent literature on important issues that arise in the care of hospitalized patients with herpes zoster, including infection control isolation practices, treatment courses for zoster and acute zoster-associated pain, and indications for long-term prophylaxis. We present the findings of an inpatient zoster management practices survey of the membership of the Society of Dermatology Hospitalists, an expert resource group of the American Academy of Dermatology, and discuss directions for future investigation and potential opportunities for management improvements in light of these collective data...
November 14, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
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