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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527006/analysis-of-surgical-and-mri-factors-associated-with-cerebellar-mutism
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Anjali Sergeant, Michelle Masayo Kameda-Smith, Branavan Manoranjan, Brij Karmur, JoAnn Duckworth, Tina Petrelli, Katey Savage, Olufemi Ajani, Blake Yarascavitch, M Constantine Samaan, Katrin Scheinemann, Cheryl Alyman, Saleh Almenawer, Forough Farrokhyar, Adam J Fleming, Sheila Kumari Singh, Nina Stein
The surgical risk factors and neuro-imaging characteristics associated with cerebellar mutism (CM) remain unclear and require further investigation. Therefore, we aimed to examine surgical and MRI findings associated with CM in children following posterior fossa tumor resection. Using our data registry, we retrospectively collected data from pediatric patients who acquired CM and were matched based on age and pathology type with individuals who did not acquire CM after posterior fossa surgery. The strength of association between surgical and MRI variables and CM were examined using odds ratios (ORs) and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526836/characterisation-of-antibiotic-prescriptions-for-acute-respiratory-tract-infections-in-danish-general-practice-a-retrospective-registry-based-cohort-study
#2
Rune Aabenhus, Malene Plejdrup Hansen, Laura Trolle Saust, Lars Bjerrum
Inappropriate use of antibiotics is contributing to the increasing rates of antimicrobial resistance. Several Danish guidelines on antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract infections in general practice have been issued to promote rational prescribing of antibiotics, however it is unclear if these recommendations are followed. We aimed to characterise the pattern of antibiotic prescriptions for patients diagnosed with acute respiratory tract infections, by means of electronic prescriptions, labeled with clinical indications, from Danish general practice...
May 19, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525782/the-performativity-of-numbers-in-illness-management-the-case-of-swedish-rheumatology
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Anna Essén, Eivor Oborn
While there is a proliferation of numerical data in healthcare, little attention has been paid to the role of numbers in constituting the healthcare reality they are intended to depict. This study explores the performativity of numbers in the microlevel management of rheumatoid disease. We draw on a study of patients' and physicians' use of the numbers in the Swedish Rheumatology Quality Registry, conducted between 2009 and 2014. We show how the numbers performed by constructing the disease across time, and by framing action...
May 10, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524825/chinese-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-treatment-and-research-group-registry-ix-clinical-features-and-survival-of-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-china
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Chan-Yuan Wu, Cai-Feng Li, Qing-Jun Wu, Jian-Hua Xu, Lin-Di Jiang, Lu Gong, Feng-Qi Wu, Jie-Ruo Gu, Jiu-Liang Zhao, Meng-Tao Li, Yan Zhao, Xiao-Feng Zeng
BACKGROUND: Approximately 15-20% cases of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are diagnosed in children. There have been a few studies reporting the epidemiological data of pediatric-onset SLE (cSLE) in China, neither comparing the differences between cSLE and adult-onset SLE (aSLE). The aim of this study was to describe the impact of age of onset on clinical features and survival in cSLE patients in China based on the Chinese SLE Treatment and Research group (CSTAR) database. METHODS: We made a prospective study of 225 cSLE patients (aged Results: The mean age of cSLE patients was 12...
June 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524156/frozen-shoulder-and-risk-of-cancer-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Alma B Pedersen, Erzsébet Horváth-Puhó, Vera Ehrenstein, Mikael Rørth, Henrik T Sørensen
BACKGROUND: Frozen shoulder might be a complication or a presenting symptom of cancer. We examined the risk of a cancer diagnosis after an incident diagnosis of frozen shoulder. METHODS: We used prospectively collected data from Danish registries to identify patients with frozen shoulder during 1995-2013 and followed them for the development of cancer. RESULTS: We observed 2572 incident cancers among 29 098 frozen shoulder patients. The expected number of incident cancers in the general population was 2434...
May 18, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516472/nasal-decontamination-for-the-prevention-of-surgical-site-infection-in-staphylococcus-aureus-carriers
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REVIEW
Zhenmi Liu, Gill Norman, Zipporah Iheozor-Ejiofor, Jason Kf Wong, Emma J Crosbie, Peter Wilson
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infection rates in the month following surgery vary from 1% to 5%. Due to the large number of surgical procedures conducted annually, the costs of these surgical site infections (SSIs) can be considerable in financial and social terms. Nasal decontamination using antibiotics or antiseptics is performed to reduce the risk of SSIs by preventing organisms from the nasal cavity being transferred to the skin where a surgical incision will be made. Staphylococcus aureus (S aureus) colonises the nasal cavity and skin of carriers and can cause infection in open or unhealed surgical wounds...
May 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514392/-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-aged-75-years-or-older-efficacy-and-safety-balance
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V V Fomin, A A Svistunov, D A Napalkov, A A Sokolova, M A Gabitova
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common heart rhythm disorders in the population. Researchers revealed a direct relationship between their incidence and a patient's age long ago. One of the most challenging issues of clinical practice in patients with AF is anticoagulant therapy used in the so-called very elderly patients aged 75 years and older when age itself is a risk factor for developing both thromboembolic and hemorrhagic events due to anticoagulants, regardless of the mechanism of action of the latter...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514192/diagnostic-and-treatment-patterns-among-children-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-thyroid-cancer-in-ontario-1992-2010
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Jason D Pole, Aleksandra M Zuk, Jonathan Daniel Wasserman
BACKGROUND: Thyroid carcinoma (TC) is rare in young children, with a sharp increase in incidence among adolescents and young adults (AYA), between 15 and 29 years of age. The incidence of TC is increasing worldwide. Limited prospective population-based data are available to describe diagnostic and treatment practices in this age group. This study undertook a population-based review of TC among 0 to 29-year-old individuals in Ontario, Canada, utilizing linked administrative data to describe the demographic and care patterns over nearly two decades...
May 17, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513285/hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy-increase-the-risk-for-chronic-kidney-disease-a-population-based-retrospective-study
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Maika Oishi, Kaori Iino, Kanji Tanaka, Kana Ishihara, Yoshihito Yokoyama, Ippei Takahashi, Hideki Mizunuma
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are well-known risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in later life. However, few studies have investigated the association of HDP with CKD. Moreover, these studies utilized either registry- or clinical-based data and did not include subclinical CKD patients. To address this gap in the literature, we investigated whether HDP is related to CKD, diagnosed based on the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), in later life. We designed a population-based, retrospective study, and reviewed the results of blood and physiological examinations as well as the results of pregnancy data available in patients' Maternity Health Record Books for 312 women...
May 17, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511683/acute-coronary-syndrome-patients-admitted-to-a-cardiology-vs-non-cardiology-service-variations-in-treatment-outcome
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Deirdre E O'Neill, Danielle A Southern, Colleen M Norris, Blair J O'Neill, Helen J Curran, Michelle M Graham
BACKGROUND: Specialized cardiology services have contributed to reduced mortality in acute coronary syndromes (ACS).  We sought to evaluate the outcomes of ACS patients admitted to non-cardiology services in Southern Alberta. METHODS: Retrospective chart review performed on all troponin-positive patients in the Calgary Health Region identified those diagnosed with ACS by their attending team. Patients admitted to non-cardiology and cardiology services were compared, using linked data from the Alberta Provincial Project for Outcomes Assessment in Coronary Heart Disease (APPROACH) registry and the Strategic Clinical Network for Cardiovascular Health and Stroke...
May 16, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511617/secondary-procedures-following-iliac-branch-device-treatment-of-aneurysms-involving-the-iliac-bifurcation-the-pelvis-registry
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Konstantinos P Donas, Mirjam Inchingolo, Piergiorgio Cao, Carlo Pratesi, Giovanni Pratesi, Giovanni Torsello, Georgios A Pitoulias, Ciro Ferrer, Gianbattista Parlani, Fabio Verzini
PURPOSE: To evaluate the incidence and reasons for secondary procedures in patients treated with iliac branch devices (IBDs) for isolated iliac aneurysm or aortoiliac aneurysms involving the iliac bifurcation. METHODS: Between January 2005 and December 2015, 575 surgical-high-risk patients (mean age 72.0±8.4 years; 558 men) with isolated iliac aneurysms (n=79) or aortoiliac aneurysms involving the iliac bifurcation (n=496) were treated with placement of 650 ZBIS or Gore IBDs (75 bilateral) in 6 European centers...
June 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510644/temporal-trends-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-presentation-and-association-with-use-of-cardioprotective-drugs-a-nationwide-registry-based-study
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Laerke Smedegaard, Mette Gitz Charlot, Gunnar Hilmar Gislason, Peter Riis Hansen
AIM: The present study aimed to investigate temporal trends in myocardial infarction (MI) presentation with or without ST-segment elevation (STE) and the association with use of cardioprotective drugs prior to admission. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using individual-level linkage of data from Danish nationwide registries, we identified all patients 30 years or older admitted with a first-time MI in the period 2003-2012, and their use of cardioprotective drugs 6 months prior to admission...
May 16, 2017: European Heart Journal. Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506520/the-evolving-role-of-proton-beam-therapy-for-sarcomas
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S Frisch, B Timmermann
As an alternative to conventional photon-based radiotherapy, radiation with protons is recognised to offer considerable advantages. Today, central nervous system tumours, various sarcomatous tumours, childhood cancer and head and neck tumours are commonly treated with proton therapy. This review evaluates current data from clinical and dosimetric trials on the treatment of selected sarcomatous tumours like rhabdomyosarcoma, osteosarcoma, chordoma, chondrosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma. Special considerations for paediatric tumours and future prospects of proton therapy are outlined...
May 12, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505401/the-influence-of-a-composite-hospital-volume-on-outcomes-for-gastric-cancer-surgery-a-dutch-population-based-study
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Linde A D Busweiler, Johan L Dikken, Daniel Henneman, Mark I van Berge Henegouwen, Vincent K Y Ho, Rob A E M Tollenaar, Michel W J M Wouters, Johanna W van Sandick
BACKGROUND: Volume-outcome associations for complex surgical procedures have motivated centralization of care worldwide. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between overall hospital experience with complex upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancer resections and outcomes after gastric cancer surgery. METHODS: Data on all patients (n = 4837) who underwent a resection for non metastatic invasive gastric cancer between 2005 and 2014 were obtained from the Netherlands Cancer Registry (NCR)...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504819/population-based-cohort-study-of-the-effect-of-endometrial-cancer-classification-and-treatment-criteria-on-long-term-survival
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Teresia Svanvik, Karin Sundfeldt, Ulf Strömberg, Erik Holmberg, Janusz Marcickiewicz
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if increased individualization in endometrial cancer classification/treatment affected relative survival. METHODS: The present retrospective register-based population study included data from all women in the western Swedish healthcare region who were treated for endometrial cancer between January 1, 1995, and December 31, 2011. Outcomes and prognostic data were retrieved from the western Swedish healthcare region's cancer and clinical endometrial cancer registries...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504325/therapeutic-ultrasound-for-venous-leg-ulcers
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REVIEW
Nicky Cullum, Zhenmi Liu
BACKGROUND: Venous leg ulcers are a type of chronic, recurring, complex wound that is more common in people aged over 65 years. Venous ulcers pose a significant burden to patients and healthcare systems. While compression therapy (such as bandages or stockings) is an effective first-line treatment, ultrasound may have a role to play in healing venous ulcers. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether venous leg ulcers treated with ultrasound heal more quickly than those not treated with ultrasound...
May 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501947/current-status-of-superficial-pharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-japan
#17
Ryoko Rikitake, Mizuo Ando, Yuki Saito, Seiichi Yoshimoto, Tatsuya Yamasoba, Takahiro Higashi
BACKGROUND: To investigate the status and treatment of superficial pharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma in Japan. METHODS: We analyzed all cases diagnosed between 2011 and 2013, as recorded in the national database of hospital-based cancer registries. We extracted data on patient sex, age, tumor locations, histology, presentation routes, initial treatments, and TNM stages. Additionally, we compared the characteristics of pharyngeal carcinoma to those of esophageal cancer...
May 13, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500732/costs-of-cancer-care-in-children-and-adolescents-in-ontario-canada
#18
Claire de Oliveira, Karen E Bremner, Ning Liu, Mark L Greenberg, Paul C Nathan, Mary L McBride, Murray D Krahn
BACKGROUND: Cancer in children and adolescents presents unique issues regarding treatment and survivorship, but few studies have measured economic burden. We estimated health care costs by phase of cancer care, from the public payer perspective, in population-based cohorts. METHODS: Children newly diagnosed at ages 0 days-14.9 years and adolescents newly diagnosed at 15-19.9 years, from January 1, 1995 to June 30, 2010, were identified from Ontario cancer registries, and each matched to three noncancer controls...
May 13, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500489/population-based-study-of-grade-progression-in-patients-who-harboured-gleason-3%C3%A2-%C3%A2-3
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Fanny Sampurno, Arul Earnest, Jeremy Millar, Mark Frydenberg, Declan Murphy, Warwick Delprado, Sue Evans
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate (1) the time interval between a decision to commence on active surveillance (AS) and grade progression in community practice; (2) factors predicting grade progression in localised prostate cancer (CaP) patients apparently undergoing AS. METHODS: Data from the Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry-Victoria were used to analyze men with Gleason 3 + 3 CaP or less who had at least one repeat biopsy. Unadjusted and adjusted 5-year Kaplan-Meier survival curves were used to assess the time to grade progression...
May 12, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500223/thirty-year-mortality-after-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-a-danish-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Kasper Adelborg, Erzsébet Horváth-Puhó, Morten Schmidt, Troels Munch, Lars Pedersen, Per Hostrup Nielsen, Hans Erik Bøtker, Henrik Toft Sørensen
BACKGROUND: Data are sparse on long-term mortality after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. We examined short-term and long-term mortality of patients undergoing CABG surgery and a general population comparison cohort. METHODS AND RESULTS: Linking data from Danish registries, we conducted a nationwide, population-based cohort study on 51 307 CABG patients and 513 070 individuals from the general population matched on age, sex, and calendar year (1980-2009)...
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
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