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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431008/diabetes-mellitus-as-the-major-risk-factor-for-mucormycosis-in-mexico-epidemiology-diagnosis-and-outcomes-of-reported-cases
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Dora E Corzo-León, Luis D Chora-Hernández, Ana P Rodríguez-Zulueta, Thomas J Walsh
Mucormycosis is an emerging infectious disease with high rates of associated mortality and morbidity. Little is known about the characteristics of mucormycosis or entomophthoromycosis occurring in Mexico. A search strategy was performed of literature published in journals found in available databases and theses published online at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) library website reporting clinical cases or clinical case series of mucormycosis and entomophthoromycosis occurring in Mexico between 1982 and 2016...
April 20, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429550/parathyroid-hormone-targets-in-chronic-kidney-disease-and-managing-severe-hyperparathyroidism
#2
Carmel M Hawley, Stephen G Holt
Appropriate targets for parathyroid hormone (PTH) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages 3-5D are controversial, as are the means by which these targets might be achieved. Secondary hyperparathyroidism is linked to symptoms like bone pain and itch, in addition to less clinically overt issues like bone fragility as well as vascular and soft tissue calcification which may lead to adverse hard endpoints, particularly fracture and death. Recognized therapies for managing a rising PTH include vitamin D analogues, with or without calcimimetic (where available), in addition to management of serum mineral concentrations with diet, binders and dialysis...
March 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429542/study-of-the-wearable-cardioverter-defibrillator-in-advanced-heart-failure-patients-swift
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Alon Barsheshet, Valentina Kutyifa, Theodora Vamvouris, Arthur J Moss, Yitschak Biton, Leway Chen, Eugene Storozynsky, Chingping Wan, Steven J Szymkiewicz, Ilan Goldenberg
INTRODUCTION: The wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) may allow stabilization until reassessment for an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) among high-risk HF patients. However, there are limited data on the WCD benefit in the acute decompensated HF setting. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Study of the Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator in Advanced Heart-Failure Patients (SWIFT) was a prospective clinical trial carried out at two medical centers. Patients hospitalized with advanced HF symptoms and reduced left ventricular ejection function (LVEF) were enrolled and prescribed a WCD prior to discharge for a total of 3 months...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429473/surgery-for-limited-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Hayley Barnes, Katharine See, Stephen Barnett, Renée Manser
BACKGROUND: Current treatment guidelines for limited-stage small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) recommend concomitant platinum-based chemo-radiotherapy plus prophylactic cranial irradiation, based on the premise that SCLC disseminates early, and is chemosensitive. However, although there is usually a favourable initial response, relapse is common and the cure rate for limited-stage SCLC remains relatively poor. Some recent clinical practice guidelines have recommended surgery for stage 1 (limited) SCLC followed by adjuvant chemotherapy, but this recommendation is largely based on the findings of observational studies...
April 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429341/hyalone%C3%A2-in-the-treatment-of-symptomatic-hip-oa-data-from-the-antiage-register-seven-years-of-observation
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A Migliore, U Massafra, B Frediani, E Bizzi, E Sinelnikov Yzchaki, G Gigliucci, M Cassol, S Tormenta
OBJECTIVE: Several studies on knee osteoarthritis suggest that the intra-articular administration of hyaluronic acid products may be a relevant option in the management of patients with persistent pain. The aim of this study is to report the data of efficacy of US-guided HyalOne®/Hyalubrix® 60 injections in a large population of patients with hip osteoarthritis, repeated at least 2 times per year for up to seven years. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a prospective, post-marketing, cohort study...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429248/time-in-therapeutic-range-as-a-marker-for-thrombotic-and-bleeding-outcomes-in-fontan-patients
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Jenna M Faircloth, Kristin M Miner, Tarek Alsaied, Nicole Nelson, Julie Ciambarella, Tomoyuki Mizuno, Joseph S Palumbo, Alexander A Vinks, Gruschen R Veldtman
Fontan patients managed with warfarin are at risk not only for thrombotic events, but also for bleeding episodes as a consequence of anticoagulation treatment. The aim of this study was to determine whether time spent in patient specified therapeutic range (TTR), when managed in a cardiology-based pharmacist managed anticoagulation clinic (PMAC), is a useful target metric for monitoring, as well as improving outcomes. A single center retrospective review was conducted evaluating TTR of all Fontan patients (n = 45) on warfarin managed in our outpatient cardiology pharmacist managed anticoagulation clinic (PMAC) during a 19 month time frame...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429143/how-to-treat-lumbar-disc-herniation-in-pregnancy-a-systematic-review-on-current-standards
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REVIEW
Alberto Di Martino, Fabrizio Russo, Luca Denaro, Vincenzo Denaro
PURPOSE: In this systematic review, we aim to illustrate the current and safe concepts in the assessment, diagnosis and management of herniated lumbar disc (HLD) during pregnancy. METHODS: A systematic review and reporting on the diagnosis, treatment and clinical results of HLD during pregnancy is performed. RESULTS: The MRI represents the first level and safest diagnostic tool for pregnant women affected by spinal problems allowing for a noninvasive and detailed radiological examination of the spine...
April 20, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428706/gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-and-morbid-obesity-to-sleeve-or-not-to-sleeve
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EDITORIAL
Fabrizio Rebecchi, Marco E Allaix, Marco G Patti, Francisco Schlottmann, Mario Morino
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has reached wide popularity during the last 15 years, due to the limited morbidity and mortality rates, and the very good weight loss results and effects on comorbid conditions. However, there are concerns regarding the effects of LSG on gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The interpretation of the current evidence is challenged by the fact that the LSG technique is not standardized, and most studies investigate the presence of GERD by assessing symptoms and the use of acid reducing medications only...
April 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428507/-opioid-therapy-and-management-of-side-effects-associated-with-opioids
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Toshihiko Nakatani
Opioids are very useful medications to reduce suffering of cancer patients such as refractory pain and dyspnea. We physicians have to use opioids to have good management of pain and suffering associated with cancer including management of side effects caused by opioids. Opioids couple opioid receptors and affect several pharmacological effects. Other than analgesic effect, opioids have some side effects of constipation, nausea and vomiting, respiratory depression. In this chapter, I take important side effects of constipation, nausea and vomiting and respiratory depression...
April 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428504/-assessment-and-strategy-for-nociceptive-pain-in-cancer
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Gakuji Osawa, Etsuko Aruga
Pain is classified as either nociceptive pain, which results from a nociceptor stimulation, or neuropathic pain, which results from a lesion of the neural pathway. Clinically, in many cases, pain consists of a single origin but multiple origins are also possible. In this paper, we outline an assessment and strategy for nociceptive pain in cancer. The onset time, location, feature, strength, and etiology were included as categories for the assessment of pain. Furthermore, we added a psychosocial assessment to the physical assessment, which ensured comprehensive pain evaluation...
April 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428019/radiation-therapy-for-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-executive-summary-of-an-astro-evidence-based-clinical-practice-guideline
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David J Sher, David J Adelstein, Gopal K Bajaj, David M Brizel, Ezra E W Cohen, Aditya Halthore, Louis B Harrison, Charles Lu, Benjamin J Moeller, Harry Quon, James W Rocco, Erich M Sturgis, Roy B Tishler, Andy Trotti, John Waldron, Avraham Eisbruch
PURPOSE: To present evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) with definitive or adjuvant radiation therapy (RT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: The American Society for Radiation Oncology convened the OPSCC Guideline Panel to perform a systematic literature review investigating the following key questions: (1) When is it appropriate to add systemic therapy to definitive RT in the treatment of OPSCC? (2) When is it appropriate to deliver postoperative RT with and without systemic therapy following primary surgery for OPSCC? (3) When is it appropriate to use induction chemotherapy in the treatment of OPSCC? (4) What are the appropriate dose, fractionation, and volume regimens with and without systemic therapy in the treatment of OPSCC? RESULTS: Patients with stage IV and stage T3 N0-1 OPSCC treated with definitive RT should receive concurrent high-dose intermittent cisplatin...
April 11, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427977/decompressive-craniectomy-in-spontaneous-intracerebral-hemorrhage-a-case-control-study
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Yu Tung Lo, Angela An Qi See, Nicolas Kon Kam King
BACKGROUND: Decompressive craniectomy is performed to relieve intracranial pressure as an emergency procedure. There is no large study to systematically evaluate the benefit of decompressive craniectomy versus best medical therapy. This study evaluates the survival and long-term functional outcomes of decompressive craniectomy for spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage. METHODS: A total of 54 eligible patients with spontaneous supratentorial hemorrhage (median age 55, IQR 47-64) who underwent decompressive craniectomy were retrospectively matched to 72 patients managed with best medical treatment (median age 58, IQR 32-74)...
April 17, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427855/outcome-of-medical-management-of-intraabdominal-abscesses-in-children-with-crohn-s-disease
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Razan H Alkhouri, Gracielle Bahia, Ashley C Smith, Richard Thomas, Christine Finck, Wael Sayej
INTRODUCTION: Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract that is complicated by fistulas, strictures, and intraabdominal abscesses (IAA) in 10%-30% of patients. To avoid surgical resection of the bowel, medical therapy with antibiotics (Ab) with or without percutaneous drainage (PD) is first undertaken. Our objectives are to examine the outcome of IAA in CD patients treated with antibiotics alone vs antibiotics and PD, and to identify risk factors for medical therapy failure...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427351/proteinuria-and-baseline-renal-function-predict-mortality-and-renal-outcomes-after-sirolimus-therapy-in-liver-transplantation-recipients
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Lung-Chih Li, Chien-Ning Hsu, Chih-Che Lin, Yu-Fan Cheng, Tsung-Hui Hu, Ding-Wei Chen, Chih-Hsiung Lee, Toshiaki Nakano, Chao-Long Chen
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease is a significant complication after liver transplantation (LT), but the role of pre-existing renal insufficiency and proteinuria remains unclear among LT recipients receiving sirolimus. METHODS: We assessed the effects of proteinuria and baseline renal function on long-term renal and survival outcomes among 576 LT recipients who received SRL in a medical center between 2005 and 2014. Renal outcomes were the incidences of >50% reduction in their baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate and end stage kidney disease requiring renal replacement therapy...
April 20, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427116/current-trends-in-the-management-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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REVIEW
Dalbir S Sandhu, Ronnie Fass
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) defined as heartburn and/or regurgitation is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorder managed by gastroenterologists and primary care physicians. There is an increase in GERD prevalence since 1995 particularly in North America and East Asia. Over the past three decades proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) had become the mainstay medical therapy for management of GERD. However, over the last decade there is an increasing awareness amongst physicians and patient population regarding the side effects of otherwise considered safe PPIs...
April 24, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427069/practical-lessons-from-protocol-i-for-the-management-of-diabetic-macular-edema
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Lekha Mukkamala, Neelakshi Bhagat, Marco A Zarbin
Protocol I, a multicenter randomized clinical trial, compared the visual outcomes of patients treated with 0.5 mg intravitreal ranibizumab with either prompt or deferred (by 24 weeks laser), 4 mg intravitreal triamcinolone with prompt laser, or sham injection with prompt laser for the treatment of center-involving diabetic macular edema (DME). A total of 854 adult patients with type I or II diabetes and any level of non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy or proliferative retinopathy with adequate panretinal photocoagulation, with best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 78 to 24 ETDRS letters (Snellen equivalent of 20/32 to 20/320) and visual loss attributed to macular edema, or retinal thickening with central subfield thickness of at least 250 µm by OCT were enrolled...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427013/the-accelerated-path-of-ceritinib-translating-pre-clinical-development-into-clinical-efficacy
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REVIEW
Tony S K Mok, Lucio Crino, Enriqueta Felip, Ravi Salgia, Tommaso De Pas, Daniel S W Tan, Laura Q M Chow
The discovery of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-rearranged non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in 2007 led to the development and subsequent approval of the ALK inhibitor crizotinib in 2011. However, despite its clinical efficacy, resistance to crizotinib invariably develops. There is now a next generation of ALK inhibitors, including two that have been approved-ceritinib and alectinib-and others that are in development-brigatinib, lorlatinib and X-396. Ceritinib and the other next-generation ALK inhibitors are more potent than crizotinib and can overcome tumor cell resistance mechanisms...
March 30, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426991/clinical-usefulness-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-for-initial-staging-and-assessment-of-treatment-efficacy-in-patients-with-lymph-node-tuberculosis
#18
Nicolas Lefebvre, Xavier Argemi, Nicolas Meyer, Joy Mootien, Nawal Douiri, Stefania Sferrazza-Mandala, Frédéric Schramm, Noëlle Weingertner, Daniel Christmann, Yves Hansmann, Alessio Imperiale
INTRODUCTION: Few studies have evaluated the promising role of (18)F-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography (PET) and PET/computed tomography FDG PET/CT in evaluating and monitoring treatment response in patients with lymph node tuberculosis (LNTB). The aim of this clinical investigation was to assess the clinical usefulness of FDG PET/CT for initial tuberculosis staging and to determine the prognostic value of the decrease of (18)F-FDG uptake during antibiotic treatment in LNTB patients...
April 8, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426468/indwelling-tunneled-pleural-catheters-for-the-management-of-hepatic-hydrothorax
#19
Kevin P Haas, Alexander C Chen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hepatic hydrothorax is a complication of end-stage liver disease that may have significant associated morbidity. Sodium restriction and diuretic therapy are the mainstays of treatment, though up to a quarter of patients will become refractory to this and will require a pleural drainage procedure. Thoracentesis, transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt, and chemical pleurodesis all have variable success rates and associated complications in the management of hepatic hydrothorax...
April 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424564/new-developments-in-the-management-of-narcolepsy
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REVIEW
Vivien C Abad, Christian Guilleminault
Narcolepsy is a life-long, underrecognized sleep disorder that affects 0.02%-0.18% of the US and Western European populations. Genetic predisposition is suspected because of narcolepsy's strong association with HLA DQB1*06-02, and genome-wide association studies have identified polymorphisms in T-cell receptor loci. Narcolepsy pathophysiology is linked to loss of signaling by hypocretin-producing neurons; an autoimmune etiology possibly triggered by some environmental agent may precipitate hypocretin neuronal loss...
2017: Nature and Science of Sleep
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