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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933614/antiviral-agents-for-infectious-mononucleosis-glandular-fever
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REVIEW
Muireann De Paor, Kirsty O'Brien, Tom Fahey, Susan M Smith
BACKGROUND: Infectious mononucleosis (IM) is a clinical syndrome, usually caused by the Epstein Barr virus (EPV), characterised by lymphadenopathy, fever and sore throat. Most cases of symptomatic IM occur in older teenagers or young adults. Usually IM is a benign self-limiting illness and requires only symptomatic treatment. However, occasionally the disease course can be complicated or prolonged and lead to decreased productivity in terms of school or work. Antiviral medications have been used to treat IM, but the use of antivirals for IM is controversial...
December 8, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933569/decision-making-in-clinical-practice-oral-anticoagulant-therapy-in-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-and-a-single-additional-stroke-risk-factor
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REVIEW
Tatjana S Potpara, Nikolaos Dagres, Nebojša Mujović, Dragan Vasić, Milika Ašanin, Milan Nedeljkovic, Francisco Marin, Laurent Fauchier, Carina Blomstrom-Lundqvist, Gregory Y H Lip
Approximately 1 in 3-4 patients presenting with an ischemic stroke will also have atrial fibrillation (AF), and AF-related strokes can be effectively prevented using oral anticoagulant therapy (OAC), either with well-controlled vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) or non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs). In addition, OAC use (both VKAs and NOACs) is associated with a 26% reduction in all-cause mortality (VKAs) or an additional 10% mortality reduction with NOACs relative to VKAs. The decision to use OAC in individual AF patient is based on the estimated balance of the benefit from ischemic stroke reduction against the risk of major OAC-related bleeding [essentially intracranial hemorrhage (ICH)]...
December 8, 2016: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933383/the-burden-of-rotator-cuff-surgery-in-italy-a-nationwide-registry-study
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Umile Giuseppe Longo, Giuseppe Salvatore, Giacomo Rizzello, Alessandra Berton, Mauro Ciuffreda, Vincenzo Candela, Vincenzo Denaro
PURPOSE: This study aimed to estimate the yearly number of RC surgeries in Italy, a country with universal access to healthcare for its population, from 2001 to 2014, based on official information source as hospitalization records. A secondary aim was to explore geographical variation in equity in access to RC surgery between three macroregions of Italy (North, Center and South). A tertiary aim was to perform statistical projections of the number of RC procedure volumes and rates on the basis of data from 2001 to 2014...
December 8, 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932356/is-the-higher-mortality-among-men-with-hip-fracture-explained-by-sex-related-differences-in-quality-of-in-hospital-care-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Pia Kjær Kristensen, Søren Paaske Johnsen, Anil Mor, Theis Muncholm Thillemann, Alma Becic Pedersen
BACKGROUND: mortality after hip fracture is two-fold higher in men compared with women. It is unknown whether sex-related differences in the quality of in-hospital care contribute to the higher mortality among men. OBJECTIVE: to examine sex-related differences in quality of in-hospital care, 30-day mortality, length of hospital stay and readmission among patients with hip fracture. DESIGN: population-based cohort study. MEASURES: using prospectively collected data from the Danish Multidisciplinary Hip Fracture Registry, we identified 25,354 patients ≥65 years (29% were men)...
December 7, 2016: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927204/different-effect-of-hypercholesterolemia-on-mortality-in-hemodialysis-patients-based-on-coronary-artery-disease-or-myocardial-infarction
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Yi-Chun Lin, Yen-Chung Lin, Hsi-Hsien Chen, Tzen-Wen Chen, Chih-Cheng Hsu, Chiung-Chi Peng, Mai-Szu Wu
BACKGROUND: Studies on the association of total cholesterol (TC) levels and mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients demonstrated conflicting results. The differenct effect of Hypercholesterolemia on HD patients based on the presence of myocardial infarction (MI) or coronary artery disease (CAD) is unknown. METHODS: We analyzed data from the Taiwan Renal Registry Data System (TWRDS) between 2005 and 2012. Patients were divided into MI/CAD or non-MI/CAD group. The primary outcome was three-year mortality...
December 8, 2016: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926652/hysteroscopic-sterilization-with-essure-summary-of-the-u-s-food-and-drug-administration-actions-and-policy-implications-for-postmarketing-surveillance
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Jessica R Walter, Comeron W Ghobadi, Emily Hayman, Shuai Xu
In September 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) convened a meeting of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Advisory Board Committee to address the sudden increase of patient-reported adverse events surrounding Essure, a Class III device offering a less invasive method for permanent female sterilization. After a review of the premarketing and postmarketing data and existing scientific literature, the FDA concluded there was insufficient evidence to remove the device from the market. However, the FDA did release a new guidance document requiring a black box warning for the device and ordered a new postmarketing study comparing Essure's safety and efficacy with laparoscopic tubal sterilization...
December 2, 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926588/incidence-trends-and-clinical-pathological-characteristics-of-invasive-cutaneous-melanoma-from-1980-to-2010-in-the-canton-of-zurich-switzerland
#7
Remo Minini, Sabine Rohrmann, Ralph Braun, Dimitri Korol, Silvia Dehler
The aims of this paper are to describe the incidence trends of invasive cutaneous melanoma in the Canton of Zurich and to evaluate clinical and pathological factors such as cancer subtype, localization, age and Breslow thickness. A retrospective analysis was carried out with data from the population-based Cancer Registry of Zurich and Zug located in Zurich. A total of 8469 cases in 8034 different patients of invasive cutaneous melanoma were registered for the period 1980-2010 in the Canton of Zurich. Incidence trends were age standardized to the European standard population...
December 6, 2016: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925456/national-trends-in-incidence-and-survival-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-in-norway-for-1953-2012-a-systematic-analysis-of-population-based-data
#8
Andrea Lenartova, Tom Børge Johannesen, Geir Erland Tjønnfjord
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a disease of the elderly, and despite major advances in treatment, remains incurable. The Cancer Registry of Norway has registered data on patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia since 1953. We aimed to analyze trends in incidence and survival of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in Norway. We identified 7664 patients reported with chronic lymphocytic leukemia to the registry between 1953 and 2012. We gathered information on sex, age at diagnosis, date of death and basis for diagnosis...
December 2016: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924653/healthcare-resource-use-comorbidity-treatment-and-clinical-outcomes-for-patients-with-primary-intracranial-tumors-a-swedish-population-based-register-study
#9
Jenny Bergqvist, Hanna Iderberg, Johan Mesterton, Nils Bengtsson, Björn Wettermark, Roger Henriksson
BACKGROUND: Primary intracranial tumors are relatively uncommon and heterogeneous, which make them challenging to study. We coupled data from unique Swedish population-based registries in order to deeper analyze the most common intracranical tumor types. Patient characteristics (e.g. comorbidities), care process measures like adherence to national guidelines, healthcare resource use and clinical outcome was evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A register-based study including several population-based registries for all patients living in Stockholm-Gotland, diagnosed with primary intracranial tumor between 2001 and 2013 was performed...
December 7, 2016: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923553/anxiety-and-depression-in-caregivers-of-individuals-with-celiac-disease-a-population-based-study
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Jonas F Ludvigsson, Abhik Roy, Benjamin Lebwohl, Peter H R Green, Louise Emilsson
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Partner burden is common in celiac disease (CD), but it is unclear if parents of children with CD have increased burden, and if this may translate into depression and anxiety meriting healthcare. METHODS: Nationwide population-based study of 41,753 parents and spouses ("caregivers") to 29,096 celiac patients and 215,752 caregivers to 144,522 matched controls. Caregivers were identified from the Swedish Total Population Register, and linked to data on psychiatric disease in the National Patient Registry...
November 16, 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923369/protocol-of-a-prospective-study-for-the-combination-treatment-of-shu-gan-jian-pi-decoction-and-steroid-standard-therapy-in-autoimmune-hepatitis-patients
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Xiao-Ling Chi, Huan-Ming Xiao, Yu-Bao Xie, Gao-Shu Cai, Jun-Min Jiang, Guang-Jun Tian, Mei-Jie Shi, Shu-Duo Wu, Peng-Tao Zhao, Hui-Jun Chen
BACKGROUND: Prednisone plus azathioprine is considered the mainstay of therapy in the current recommendations for autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). However, it does not provide good benefits for AIH patients because of its serious side effects. Therefore, more and more AIH patients prefer to seek for traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to manage their symptoms and reduce the side effects of steroids in China. Shu-Gan-Jian-Pi Decoction is a popular used Chinese herbal formula in Guangdong province of China, which has demonstrated the effect of improving efficacy and reducing side effects of corticosteroids in AIH patients...
December 7, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922995/integrating-preventive-cardiovascular-healthcare-into-home-health-a-pilot-study
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Janet R Lynch, Cynthia K Sun, Stacie Deslich
The viability of measuring and integrating preventive cardiovascular care into home healthcare was investigated through a pilot study fielded during 2013 and 2014. The study tested the feasibility of using a data registry to measure preventive cardiovascular care delivered in home healthcare, examined opportunities for quality improvement, and looked at the association between exposure to evidence-based tools and improvement in aspirin use and blood pressure screening and control among a convenience sample of 20 agencies...
January 2017: Home Healthcare Now
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920612/long-term-clinical-toxicity-of-radiation-therapy-in-prostate-cancer-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#13
Matthew M Gestaut, Gregory P Swanson
AIM: The study's aim was to examine the clinical impact of radiation therapy (RT) on GI toxicity in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) patients. BACKGROUND: IBD has long been considered a risk factor for increased bowel toxicity from RT; however, minimal evidence exists on patients with prostate cancer (PC) and IBD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The tumor registry was queried for patients with IBD and PC from the years 1990-2013. A retrospective review was conducted for patients who received RT...
January 2017: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919916/posterior-meniscal-root-repairs-outcomes-of-an-anatomic-transtibial-pull-out-technique
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Robert F LaPrade, Lauren M Matheny, Samuel G Moulton, Evan W James, Chase S Dean
BACKGROUND: Outcomes after transtibial pull-out repair for posterior meniscal root tears remain underreported, and factors that may affect outcomes are unknown. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to compare patient-centered outcomes after transtibial pull-out repair for posterior root tears in patients <50 and ≥50 years of age. We hypothesized that improvement in function and activity level at minimum 2-year follow-up would be similar among patients <50 years of age compared with patients ≥50 years and among patients undergoing medial versus lateral root repairs...
December 5, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919760/proton-therapy-present-and-future
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REVIEW
Radhe Mohan, David Grosshans
In principle, proton therapy offers a substantial clinical advantage over the conventional photon therapy. This is because of the unique depth-dose characteristics of protons, which can be exploited to achieve significant reductions in normal tissue doses proximal and distal to the target volume. These may, in turn, allow escalation of tumor doses, greater sparing of normal tissues, thus potentially improving local control and survival while at the same time reducing toxicity and improving quality of life. Protons, accelerated to therapeutic energies ranging from 70 to 250MeV, typically with a cyclotron or a synchrotron, are transported to the treatment room where they enter the treatment head mounted on a rotating gantry...
December 2, 2016: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919243/tumour-stage-distribution-and-survival-of-malignant-melanoma-in-germany-2002-2011
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Olaf Schoffer, Stefanie Schülein, Gerlinde Arand, Hans Arnholdt, Dieter Baaske, Ralf C Bargou, Nikolaus Becker, Matthias W Beckmann, Yves Bodack, Beatrix Böhme, Tayfun Bozkurt, Regine Breitsprecher, Andre Buchali, Elke Burger, Ulrike Burger, Klaus Dommisch, Gudrun Elsner, Karin Fernschild, Ulrike Flintzer, Uwe Funke, Michael Gerken, Hubert Göbel, Norbert Grobe, Vera Gumpp, Lucie Heinzerling, Lana Raffaela Kempfer, Alexander Kiani, Monika Klinkhammer-Schalke, Sabine Klöcking, Ute Kreibich, Katrin Knabner, Peter Kuhn, Stine Lutze, Uwe Mäder, Tanja Maisel, Jan Maschke, Martin Middeke, Andreas Neubauer, Antje Niedostatek, Anabelle Opazo-Saez, Christoph Peters, Beatrice Schell, Gerhard Schenkirsch, Harald Schmalenberg, Peter Schmidt, Constanze Schneider, Birgit Schubotz, Anika Seide, Paul Strecker, Sabine Taubenheim, Matthias Wackes, Steffen Weiß, Claudia Welke, Carmen Werner, Christian Wittekind, Jörg Wulff, Heike Zettl, Stefanie J Klug
BACKGROUND: Over the past two decades, there has been a rising trend in malignant melanoma incidence worldwide. In 2008, Germany introduced a nationwide skin cancer screening program starting at age 35. The aims of this study were to analyse the distribution of malignant melanoma tumour stages over time, as well as demographic and regional differences in stage distribution and survival of melanoma patients. METHODS: Pooled data from 61 895 malignant melanoma patients diagnosed between 2002 and 2011 and documented in 28 German population-based and hospital-based clinical cancer registries were analysed using descriptive methods, joinpoint regression, logistic regression and relative survival...
December 5, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918907/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-cancer-patients-receiving-care-from-single-vs-multiple-institutions
#17
Christina A Clarke, Sally L Glaser, Rita Leung, Kathleen Davidson-Allen, Scarlett L Gomez, Theresa H M Keegan
INTRODUCTION: Patients may receive cancer care from multiple institutions. However, at the population level, such patterns of cancer care are poorly described, complicating clinical research. To determine the population-based prevalence and characteristics of patients seen by multiple institutions, we used operations data from a state-mandated cancer registry. METHODS AND MATERIALS: 59,672 invasive cancers diagnosed in 1/1/2010-12/31/2011 in the Greater Bay Area of northern California were categorized as having been reported to the cancer registry within 365days of diagnosis by: 1) ≥1 institution within an integrated health system (IHS); 2) IHS institution(s) and ≥1 non-IHS institution (e...
December 2, 2016: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918864/comparison-of-emergency-medical-services-and-trauma-care-systems-among-pan-asian-countries-an-international-multicenter-population-based-survey
#18
Kyong Min Sun, Kyoung Jun Song, Sang Do Shin, Hideharu Tanaka, Goh E Shaun, Wen-Chu Chiang, Kentaro Kajino, Sabariah Faizah Jamaluddin, Akio Kimura, Young Sun Ro, Dae Han Wi, Ju Ok Park, Sung Woo Moon, Young Hee Jung, Min Jung Kim, James F Holmes
OBJECTIVE: Knowledge on the current trauma systems in Asian countries is limited. The objective of this study was to describe the emergency medical services (EMS) and trauma care systems among countries participating in the Pan-Asian Trauma Outcomes Study (PATOS) Clinical Research Network. METHODS: The PATOS network consists of 33 participating sites from 14 countries. Standardized data was collected from each site using an EMS survey form and included general information (population, population density, urbanization, EMS service fee, etc...
December 5, 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916776/favorable-clinical-outcomes-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-japanese-patients%C3%A3-first-report-from-the-post-approval-k-tavi-registry
#19
Shinya Takimoto, Naritatsu Saito, Kenji Minakata, Shinichi Shirai, Akihiro Isotani, Yoshio Arai, Michiya Hanyu, Tatsuhiko Komiya, Takeshi Shimamoto, Tsuyoshi Goto, Yasushi Fuku, Natsuhiko Ehara, Yutaka Furukawa, Tadaaki Koyama, Atsuhi Nagasawa, Toshihiro Tamura, Makoto Miyake, Kazuo Yamanaka, Hisashi Sakaguchi, Koichiro Murata, Tomoya Onodera, Fumio Yamazaki, Masanao Nakai, Tomohiko Taniguchi, Ryuzo Sakata, Takeshi Kimura
BACKGROUND: Very limited data exist on the outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) since Japanese marketing approval of the first TAVI device.Methods and Results:The Kyoto University-related hospital Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (K-TAVI) registry includes prospectively collected data from 6 participating hospitals in Japan. We included 302 patients with severe aortic stenosis who underwent TAVI using the SAPIEN XT balloon-expandable valve via transfemoral (TF; n=203, 67%) or transapical (TA; n=99, 33%) approach between October 2013 and September 2015...
December 3, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916580/annual-revision-rates-of-partial-versus-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-comparative-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Harshvardhan Chawla, Jelle P van der List, Alexander B Christ, Maximiliano R Sobrero, Hendrik A Zuiderbaan, Andrew D Pearle
BACKGROUND: Utilization of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) and patellofemoral arthroplasty (PFA) as alternatives to total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis (OA) has increased. However, no single resource consolidates survivorship data between TKA and partial resurfacing options for each variant of unicompartmental OA. This meta-analysis compared survivorship between TKA and medial UKA (MUKA), lateral UKA (LUKA) and PFA using annual revision rate as a standardized metric...
December 1, 2016: Knee
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