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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449485/prognostic-effects-of-preoperative-obstructive-pneumonitis-or-atelectasis-and-comparison-with-tumor-size-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Zhaofei Pang, Nan Ding, Wei Dong, Yang Ni, Tiehong Zhang, Xiao Qu, Jiajun Du, Qi Liu
BACKGROUND: In the eighth TNM staging system proposal, lung cancer with part or complete obstructive pneumonitis/atelectasis was classified to T2 category, and dividing lines of T category were changed. We conducted this study to search prognostic effect of preoperative obstructive pneumonitis/atelectasis and its comparison with tumor size. METHODS: We collected clinical characteristics, preoperative hematological indicators, follow-up information of 1,313 lung cancer patients...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449463/efficacy-of-nebulized-colistin-based-therapy-without-concurrent-intravenous-colistin-for-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-caused-by-carbapenem-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii
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Yong Kyun Kim, Jae Ha Lee, Hyun-Kyung Lee, Byung Cheol Chung, Seung Jung Yu, Ho-Young Lee, Jin-Han Park, Sunyoung Kim, Hyeon-Kuk Kim, Sungmin Kiem, Hang-Jea Jang
BACKGROUND: Although there have been studies regarding the role of nebulized colistin as adjunctive therapy of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) caused by carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB), a paucity of information on the efficacy of nebulized colistin as monotherapy is available. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 219 patients with VAP caused by CRAB treated with either intravenous (n=93) or nebulized colistin (n=126), from March 2010 to November 2015...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449422/the-effect-of-anti-reflux-therapy-on-patients-diagnosed-with-minor-disorders-of-peristalsis-in-high-resolution-manometry
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Joonho Jeong, Sung Eun Kim, Moo In Park, Seun Ja Park, Won Moon, Jae Hyun Kim, Kyoungwon Jung, Youn Jung Choi, Jun Yeob Lee, Young Dal Lee
Background/Aims: Minor disorders of peristalsis are esophageal motility disorders categorized by the Chicago Classification (CC), version 3.0, which was announced in 2014. This study evaluated the efficacy of anti-reflux therapy in patients with minor peristaltic disorders. Methods: Patients with minor peristaltic disorders in accordance with CC v3.0 were included. We reviewed the medical records of patients with esophageal high-resolution manometry findings, and investigated the demographic and clinical information as well as the medical therapy...
April 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449352/effectiveness-and-safety-of-intrathecal-ziconotide-interim-analysis-of-the-patient-registry-of-intrathecal-ziconotide-management-prizm
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Timothy Deer, Richard L Rauck, Philip Kim, Michael F Saulino, Mark Wallace, Eric J Grigsby, I-Zu Huang, Fannie Mori, Geertrui F Vanhove, Gladstone McDowell
BACKGROUND: The Patient Registry of Intrathecal Ziconotide Management (PRIZM) evaluates long-term effectiveness, safety, and tolerability of intrathecal ziconotide treatment in clinical practice. METHODS: PRIZM is an open-label, long-term, multicenter, observational study of adult patients with severe chronic pain. This interim analysis (data through July 10, 2015) of ziconotide as the first versus not first intrathecal agent in pump included change from baseline in Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS; primary efficacy measure) and Patient Global Impression of Change (PGIC) score...
April 27, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449247/informant-discrepancy-defines-discrete-clinically-useful-autism-spectrum-disorder-subgroups
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Matthew D Lerner, Andres De Los Reyes, Deborah A G Drabick, Alan H Gerber, Kenneth D Gadow
BACKGROUND: Discrepancy between informants (parents and teachers) in severity ratings of core symptoms commonly arise when assessing autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Whether such discrepancy yields unique information about the ASD phenotype and its clinical correlates has not been examined. We examined whether degree of discrepancy between parent and teacher ASD symptom ratings defines discrete, clinically meaningful subgroups of youth with ASD using an efficient, cost-effective procedure...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449244/indications-and-extent-of-central-neck-dissection-for-papillary-thyroid-cancer-an-american-head-and-neck-society-consensus-statement
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Nishant Agrawal, Maria R Evasovich, Emad Kandil, Salem I Noureldine, Erin A Felger, Ralph P Tufano, Dennis H Kraus, Lisa A Orloff, Raymon Grogan, Peter Angelos, Brendan C Stack, Bryan McIver, Gregory W Randolph
BACKGROUND: The primary purposes of this interdisciplinary consensus statement were to review the relevant indications for central neck dissection (CND) in patients with papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) and to outline the appropriate extent and relevant techniques required to accomplish a safe and effective CND. METHODS: A writing group convened by the American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) Endocrine Committee was tasked with identifying the important clinical elements to consider when managing the central neck compartment in patients with PTC based on available evidence in the literature, and the group's collective experience...
April 27, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449225/transfusion-research-priorities-for-blood-services-in-sub-saharan-africa
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REVIEW
Imelda Bates, Oliver Hassall, Tonderai Mapako
Evidence to support many blood transfusion policies and practices in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is weak or lacking. SSA cannot extrapolate from wealthy countries' research findings because its environment, users and structures are very different and SSA has critical blood shortages. SSA needs to generate its own evidence but research funds are very scarce and need to be carefully targeted to match need. This study aimed to define this need by determining research priorities for blood services in SSA. Thirty-five stakeholders representing diverse blood services' interests and expertise participated in a workshop...
April 27, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449168/mri-sequences-in-head-neck-radiology-state-of-the-art
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Gerlig Widmann, Benjamin Henninger, Christian Kremser, Werner Jaschke
Background Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become an essential imaging modality for the evaluation of head & neck pathologies. However, the diagnostic power of MRI is strongly related to the appropriate selection and interpretation of imaging protocols and sequences. The aim of this article is to review state-of-the-art sequences for the clinical routine in head & neck MRI and to describe the evidence for which medical question these sequences and techniques are useful. Method Literature review of state-of-the-art sequences in head & neck MRI...
May 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449132/sex-and-diffusion-tensor-imaging-of-white-matter-in-schizophrenia-a-systematic-review-plus-meta-analysis-of-the-corpus-callosum
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Saba Shahab, Laura Stefanik, George Foussias, Meng-Chuan Lai, Kelly K Anderson, Aristotle N Voineskos
Sex is considered an understudied variable in health research. Schizophrenia is a brain disorder with known sex differences in epidemiology and clinical presentation. We systematically reviewed the literature for sex-based differences of diffusion properties of white matter tracts in schizophrenia. We then conducted a meta-analysis examining sex-based differences in the genu and splenium of the corpus callosum in schizophrenia. Medline and Embase were searched to identify relevant papers. Studies fulfilling the following criteria were included: (1) included individuals with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, (2) included a control group of healthy individuals, (3) included both sexes in the patient and the control groups, (4) used diffusion tensor imaging, and (5) involved analyzing metrics of white matter microstructural integrity...
April 26, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449113/development-of-a-new-clinical-severity-staging-system-for-patients-with-nonmetastatic-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Omar A Karadaghy, Dorina Kallogjeri, Jay F Piccirillo
Importance: The inclusion of patient features in addition to tumor morphology provides a more holistic staging system. Objective: To identify prognostically important variables in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) to incorporate into a comprehensive functional severity staging system (FSSS) and clinical severity staging system (CSSS) and to validate the model using a multi-institutional database. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective cohort study of adults 18 years or older newly diagnosed or treated for nonmetastatic PTC at the Siteman Cancer Center from 1995 through 2012...
April 27, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449097/creating-a-culture-of-collaboration-a-brief-history-of-academic-neurosurgery-in-washington-dc
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Alan Siu, Christopher J Neal, Hasan R Syed, Daniel R Felbaum, M Nathan Nair, Kevin M McGrail, Anthony J Caputy, Donald C Shields
Clinical neurosurgery has been practiced in the US capital for just over 100 years. As former residents and fellows of Drs. Harvey Cushing and Walter Dandy moved to the region, hospitals at Georgetown and George Washington Universities became early adopters of this new surgical discipline. Later academic neurosurgery programs were established at the National Institutes of Health, Walter Reed Medical Center, and Children's National Medical Center. Neurosurgical pioneers at these institutions developed new technologies and diagnostic procedures which continue to inform our current practice...
April 25, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449032/comparing-outcomes-and-cost-of-3-surgical-treatments-for-sagittal-synostosis-a-retrospective-study-including-procedure-related-cost-analysis
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Sarah T Garber, Michael Karsy, John R W Kestle, Faizi Siddiqi, Stephen P Spanos, Jay Riva-Cambrin
BACKGROUND: Neurosurgical techniques for repair of sagittal synostosis include total cranial vault (TCV) reconstruction, open sagittal strip (OSS) craniectomy, and endoscopic strip (ES) craniectomy. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate outcomes and cost associated with these 3 techniques. METHODS: Via retrospective chart review with waiver of informed consent , the last consecutive 100 patients with sagittal synostosis who underwent each of the 3 surgical correction techniques before June 30, 2013, were identified...
April 25, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448998/efficacy-safety-and-tolerability-of-armodafinil-therapy-for-hypersomnia-associated-with-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-a-pilot-study
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Maria I Lapid, Karen M Kuntz, Sara S Mason, Jeremiah A Aakre, Emily S Lundt, Walter Kremers, Laura A Allen, Daniel A Drubach, Bradley F Boeve
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hypersomnia is common in dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). We assessed the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of armodafinil for hypersomnia associated with DLB. METHODS: We performed a 12-week pilot trial of armodafinil therapy (125-250 mg orally daily) in DLB outpatients with hypersomnia. The patients underwent neurologic examinations, a neuropsychological battery, laboratory testing, electrocardiography, and polysomnography. Efficacy was assessed at 2, 4, 8, and 12 weeks...
April 28, 2017: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448978/quantitative-evaluation-of-brain-stem-atrophy-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-adult-patients-with-alexander-disease
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Tomokatsu Yoshida, Rei Yasuda, Ikuko Mizuta, Masanori Nakagawa, Toshiki Mizuno
Brain MRI in adult patients with Alexander disease (AxD) mainly shows atrophy in the medulla oblongata. However, currently there is no quantitative standard for assessing this atrophy. In this study, we quantitatively evaluated the brain stem of AxD patients with glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) mutation using conventional MRI to evaluate its usefulness as an aid to diagnosing AxD in daily clinical practice. Nineteen AxD patients with GFAP mutation were compared with 14 patients negative for GFAP mutation in whom AxD was suspected due to "atrophy of the medulla oblongata...
April 28, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448874/regulation-and-roles-of-cd26-dppiv-in-hematopoiesis-and-diseases
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REVIEW
Zeynab Aliyari Serej, Abbas Ebrahimi Kalan, Ahmad Mehdipour, Hojjatollah Nozad Charoudeh
Dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPPIV),(1) on the surface of certain cells, where it is also referred to as CD26, is involved in a vast majority of biological and pathological processes. CD26/DPPIV function contributes to cancer and tumor metastasis as well as inhibition of its expression which alters the expression of immune response-related genes. CD26/DPPIV is a widely distributed multifunctional integral membrane and secreted protein that is defined as early predictive biomarker in HIV, cancer and autoimmunity diseases like diabetes and multiple sclerosis...
April 24, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448857/fifth-ovarian-cancer-consensus-conference-of-the-gynecologic-cancer-intergroup-recommendations-on-incorporating-patient-reported-outcomes-in-clinical-trials-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Florence Joly, Felix Hilpert, Aikou Okamoto, Gavin Stuart, Kasunori Ochiai, Michael Friedlander
Despite the support for including patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and health-related quality of life in clinical trials, there have been deficiencies in how these have been assessed and reported in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) clinical trials. To redress this, the 5th Ovarian Cancer Consensus Conference, included a plenary session entitled 'How to include PROs in clinical trials'. The perspective is a summary of the recommendations made by the Gynecologic Cancer InterGroup unanimously agreed on the importance of PROs and PRO end-points in EOC clinical trials...
April 24, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448856/impact-of-a-risk-based-follow-up-in-patients-affected-by-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumour
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Lorenzo D'Ambrosio, Erica Palesandro, Paola Boccone, Francesco Tolomeo, Sara Miano, Danilo Galizia, Antonio Manca, Gabriele Chiara, Ilaria Bertotto, Filippo Russo, Delia Campanella, Tiziana Venesio, Dario Sangiolo, Ymera Pignochino, Dimitrios Siatis, Michele De Simone, Alessandro Ferrero, Alberto Pisacane, Angelo Paolo Dei Tos, Sandra Aliberti, Massimo Aglietta, Giovanni Grignani
BACKGROUND: Follow-up aims to precociously identify recurrences, metastases or treatment-related adverse events so as to undertake the appropriate therapy. Guidelines admit lack of knowledge on optimal surveillance schedule, but suggest follow-up based on experts' opinion and risk stratification. To identify the impact, if any, of regular follow-up, we interrogated our prospectively collected database whether early detection of recurrences affected both clinical management and, likely, the outcome...
April 24, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448812/effect-of-exposure-to-p-p%C3%A2-dde-during-the-first-half-of-pregnancy-in-the-maternal-thyroid-profile-of-female-residents-in-a-mexican-floriculture-area
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José Ángel Hernández-Mariano, Luisa Torres-Sánchez, Susana Bassol-Mayagoitia, Maria Consuelo Escamilla-Nuñez, Mariano E Cebrian, Érika Adriana Villeda-Gutiérrez, Guadalupe López-Rodríguez, Eunice Elizabeth Félix-Arellano, Julia Blanco-Muñoz
BACKGROUND: Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethene (p,p´-DDE), the main metabolite of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), has been associated with changes in human thyroid hormone levels. Maternal thyroid hormones are essential for adequate fetal neurodevelopment during the first half of pregnancy. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between maternal p,p´-DDE concentration and the maternal thyroid profile during the first half of pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed the information of 430 pregnant women from a Mexican floriculture area, with a gestational age ≤16 weeks...
April 24, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448781/assessment-of-clinical-pharmacy-interventions-to-reduce-outpatient-use-of-high-risk-medications-in-the-elderly
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Sarah C Weddle, A Shaun Rowe, Julie W Jeter, Rachel C Renwick, Shaunta' M Chamberlin, Andrea S Franks
BACKGROUND: Use of high-risk medications in the elderly (HRME) and drug-disease (Rx-DIS) interactions in the elderly, as defined by the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) Measures, are significantly associated with mortality, hospital admission, and need for emergency care. No published studies to date evaluate interventions to reduce the use of HEDIS-defined HRME, although many studies have postulated a beneficial effect of such interventions. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of pharmacist interventions on use of HRME and Rx-DIS interactions in the outpatient elderly population...
May 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448747/a-hierarchical-bayesian-design-for-randomized-phase-ii-clinical-trials-with-multiple-groups
#20
Jun Yin, Rui Qin, Daniel J Sargent, Charles Erlichman, Qian Shi
Enhanced knowledge of the biological and genetic basis of cancer is re-defining target population for new treatments. In oncology, potential targets for a new therapeutic agent often include various solid and hematologic malignancies that share common signaling pathways. New agents are often tested in multiple tumor types across which information can be borrowed. We propose a hierarchical Bayesian design (HBD) to simultaneously test a novel agent in multiple groups for randomized phase II clinical trials with binary endpoints...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics
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