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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754832/ondansetron-in-pregnancy-and-the-risk-of-congenital-malformations-a-systematic-review
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Melissa Lavecchia, Radha Chari, Sandra Campbell, Sue Ross
OBJECTIVE: Ondansetron, not approved for use in pregnancy, is increasingly being prescribed for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy and hyperemesis gravidarum. A number of recent lawsuits have highlighted the possibility that ondansetron may cause congenital malformations. The aim of this study was to systematically review epidemiological evidence on the potential association of prenatal exposure to ondansetron and congenital malformations. METHODS: Systematic searches in Medline and Embase were performed in June 2017 using controlled vocabulary and key words, and references of search results were reviewed...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747994/a-systematic-review-of-viral-exposures-as-a-risk-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
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F M Kudaeva, M R Speechley, J E Pope
OBJECTIVE: Different viral exposures have been implicated in the etiology of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Evidence relating to the association between putative viral exposures and the development of RA was reviewed. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted using MEDLINE-OVID, EMBASE-OVID, PUBMED and Cochrane library databases. Articles were included if they were case-controls, cross-sectional or cohort studies and were published in English. Case-series were included if there was a lack of other study designs...
March 21, 2018: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727373/summary-2017-international-consultation-on-incontinence-evidence-based-surgical-pathway-for-pelvic-organ-prolapse
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Christopher F Maher, Kaven K Baessler, Matthew D Barber, Cecilia Cheon, Esther C J Consten, Kevin G Cooper, Xavier Deffieux, Viviane Dietz, Robert E Gutman, Jan J van Iersel, Charles W Nager, Vivian W Sung, Renaud de Tayrac
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to summarize the relevant findings that inform the 2017 International Consultation on Incontinence pathway for surgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). METHODS: We conducted an evidence-based review of the English-language peer-reviewed literature relating to POP surgery published prior to December 2016. Level 1 evidence (randomized controlled trials [RCTs] or systematic reviews of RCTs) was preferred; however, level 2 (poor-quality RCT, prospective cohort studies) or 3 evidence (case series or retrospective studies) has been included if level 1 data were lacking...
April 28, 2018: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718890/delayed-intracranial-subdural-empyema-following-burr-hole-drainage-case-series-and-literature-review
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You-Sub Kim, Sung-Pil Joo, Dong-Jun Song, Sung-Hyun Kim, Tae-Sun Kim
RATIONALE: A subdural empyema (SDE) following burr hole drainage of a chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) can be difficult to distinguish from a recurrence of the CSDH, especially when imaging data is limited to a computed tomography (CT) scan. PATIENTS CONCERNS: All patients underwent burr hole drainage of the CSDH at first, and the appearance of the SDE occurred within one month. DIAGNOSES: A contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, with diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), revealed both the SDE and diffuse meningitis in all patients...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701005/cytomegalovirus-cmv-in-cervical-cancer-screening-tests-a-series-of-8-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Paul A Elgert, Melissa Yee-Chang, Aylin Simsir
OBJECTIVE: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a ubiquitous infection typically affecting over 50% of the US population by age 40. We report 8 cases of CMV infections detected in cervical cancer screening tests, the largest series of cases thus far reported in gynecologic cytology specimens. METHODS: A retrospective review of our pathology archival computer database was performed from January 1, 1994 through December 31, 2016 for CMV infections reported in cervical cytology specimens...
April 26, 2018: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691172/revision-of-unicompartmental-knee-arthroplasty-to-total-knee-arthroplasty-is-it-as-good-as-a-primary-result
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Adolph V Lombardi, Mark T Kolich, Keith R Berend, Michael J Morris, David A Crawford, Joanne B Adams
BACKGROUND: Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) is touted as a more conservative, bone- and tissue-sparing procedure than total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Similarly, revision of UKA to TKA is generally a simpler procedure than revision of TKA to TKA and can be accomplished with primary TKA components in most cases. The purpose of this study was to review a consecutive series of patients undergoing revision of failed UKA to TKA to determine if etiology is similar to that reported in recent literature and evaluate if the results align more with primary TKA vs revision of TKA to TKA...
March 17, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683475/pharmacological-interventions-for-the-prevention-of-insufficiency-fractures-and-avascular-necrosis-associated-with-pelvic-radiotherapy-in-adults
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Qurrat U van den Blink, Kate Garcez, Caroline C Henson, Susan E Davidson, Claire E Higham
BACKGROUND: Pelvic radiotherapy is a treatment delivered to an estimated 150,000 to 300,000 people annually across high-income countries. Fractures due to normal stresses on weakened bone due to radiotherapy are termed insufficiency fractures. Pelvic radiotherapy-related interruption of the blood supply to the hip is termed avascular necrosis and is another recognised complication. The reported incidences of insufficiency fractures are 2.7% to 89% and risk of developing avascular necrosis is 0...
April 23, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676599/psoriasis-in-pregnancy-case-series-and-literature-review-of-data-concerning-exposure-during-pregnancy-to-ustekinumab
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M Galluzzo, S D'Adamio, L Bianchi, M Talamonti
Psoriasis tends to improve for approximately half of patients during pregnancy, but an equal number of patients report no change or worsening during this period, when lots of medications, like biologics, are not indicated. The aim of our study was to review data of patient that had been pregnant during ustekinumab treatment, analyzing data of our data set between September 2010 and February 2018. We found data of three patients that had been pregnant during ustekinumab treatment. All three patients successfully completed the pregnancy without complications...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673261/medical-surgical-and-wound-care-management-of-ulcerated-infantile-hemangiomas-a-systematic-review
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Jane Y Wang, Arvin Ighani, Ana P Ayala, Sadanori Akita, Irene Lara-Corrales, Afsaneh Alavi
Ulcerated infantile hemangiomas may present a therapeutic challenge, especially if there is concurrent hemorrhage or infection. The aim of this study was to systematically review the published evidence on the treatment of ulcerated hemangiomas, focusing on wound healing as the outcome of interest. We searched MEDLINE, Embase, SCOPUS, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), and Web of Science from inception to July 2016. Seventy-seven studies met our inclusion criteria. One study was a randomized controlled trial, 30 were observational studies, and 46 were case reports or case series...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661690/the-history-of-testosterone-and-the-evolution-of-its-therapeutic-potential
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Abraham Morgentaler, Abdulmaged Traish
INTRODUCTION: Testosterone therapy has been controversial since its synthesis in the 1930s to the present day. Testosterone's history provides depth and context for current controversies. AIM: To review the history of testosterone therapy from its initial synthesis in the 1930s to the modern day. METHODS: Expert review of the literature. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Impactful events in the history of testosterone. RESULTS: By the 1940s there was already a fascinating literature that described the many symptomatic benefits of testosterone therapy that are recognized today...
April 13, 2018: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602980/placenta-previa-and-placental-abruption-after-assisted-reproductive-technology-in-patients-with-endometriosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Maria Luisa Gasparri, Konstantinos Nirgianakis, Katayoun Taghavi, Andrea Papadia, Michael D Mueller
INTRODUCTION: Recent evidence suggests that assisted reproductive technology (ART) increases the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, including placental disorders. Similarly, endometriosis resulted detrimental on placenta previa. However, up to 50% of women with endometriosis suffer from infertility, thus requiring ART. The aim of our metanalysis is to compare women with and without endometriosis undergoing ART in terms of placenta disorders events, to establish if ART itself or endometriosis, as an indication to ART, increases the risk of placenta previa...
March 30, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596117/multiple-solid-organ-transplantation-in-telomeropathy-case-series-and-literature-review
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Marnix Lebeer, Wim A Wuyts, David Cassiman, Wim Laleman, Frederik Nevens, Jacques Pirenne, Diethard Monbaliu, Tania Roskams, Eric K Verbeken, Arne P Neyrinck, Dirk E Van Raemdonck, Geert M Verleden, Robin Vos
BACKGROUND: Solid organ transplantation is a valid treatment option for selected patients with organ failure due to an underlying telomeropathy, however, feasibility of multiple-organ transplantation if several organs are compromised is unclear. METHODS: We describe 2 patients with telomeropathy due to heterozygous TERC or TERT mutation, who successfully underwent serial or combined liver and lung transplantation for concurrent liver fibrosis/cirrhosis and pulmonary fibrosis...
March 29, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594086/the-megameatus-intact-prepuce-variant-of-hypospadias-use-of-the-inframeatal-vascularized-flap-for-surgical-correction
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Marc Cendron
Introduction: The megameatus intact prepuce (MIP) variant of hypospadias is a rare variant of hypospadias that is diagnosed either early at the time of circumcision or later as the foreskin is retracted. The true incidence of the anomaly is difficult to determine precisely as some patient never come to medical attention but is felt to under 5% of all cases of hypospadias. The purposes of this study are to review the embryology and clinical findings of MIP and then, in light of a personal experience, present a series of patients evaluated for MIP who were treated with a modification of the Mathieu technique...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593839/optimal-early-active-mobilisation-protocol-after-extensor-tendon-repairs-in-zones-v-and-vi-a-systematic-review-of-literature
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Shirley Jf Collocott, Edel Kelly, Richard F Ellis
Introduction: Early mobilisation protocols after repair of extensor tendons in zone V and VI provide better outcomes than immobilisation protocols. This systematic review investigated different early active mobilisation protocols used after extensor tendon repair in zone V and VI. The purpose was to determine whether any one early active mobilisation protocol provides superior results. Methods: An extensive literature search was conducted to identify articles investigating the outcomes of early active mobilisation protocols after extensor tendon repair in zone V and VI...
March 2018: Hand Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584601/application-of-viable-cryopreserved-human-placental-membrane-grafts-in-the-treatment-of-wounds-of-diverse-etiologies-a-case-series
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Derek S Anselmo, James B McGuire, Ebony Love, Tracey Vlahovic
There is evidence in the literature that viable cryopreserved human placental membrane (vCHPM) grafts are effective in treating diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers. OBJECTIVE: This case series presents 3 cases of chronic ulcerations - 1 arterial ulcer (AU), 1 pressure ulcer (PU), and 1 recurrence of a pyoderma gangrenosum ulcer (PGU) - that had failed previous courses of standard wound care and were subsequently treated with vCHPM to determine if the treatment is an effective modality for treating wounds of these etiologies...
March 2018: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567084/aneurysms-of-the-hand-imaging-and-surgical-technique
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C Bouvet, S Bouddabous, J-Y Beaulieu
Hand aneurysms are a rare entity only described as case reports in the literature. The aim of our study was to describe a series of four cases and the surgical technique using an arterial bypass. We also wanted to define an algorithm for the imaging of this pathology. We have operated on four patients with hand aneurysms in the past decade or so. One patient had an aneurysm in the thumb proper palmar digital artery, one in the superficial palmar arch and the two others in the ulnar artery. All patients had an excision surgery with direct arterial bypass; no patient had a venous graft...
March 19, 2018: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29542066/a-systematic-review-of-studies-on-the-faecal-microbiota-in-anorexia-nervosa-future-research-may-need-to-include-microbiota-from-the-small-intestine
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Hanna Ferløv Schwensen, Carol Kan, Janet Treasure, Niels Høiby, Magnus Sjögren
PURPOSE: Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a poorly understood and often chronic condition. Deviations in the gut microbiota have been reported to influence the gut-brain axis in other disorders. Therefore, if present in AN, it may impact on symptoms and illness progression. A review of the gut microbiota studies in AN is presented. METHOD: A literature search on PubMed yielded 27 articles; 14 were selected and based on relevance, 9 articles were included. The findings were interpreted in the larger context of preclinical research and clinical observations...
March 14, 2018: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29540998/bench-to-bedside-review-of-myositis-autoantibodies
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REVIEW
Boaz Palterer, Gianfranco Vitiello, Alessia Carraresi, Maria Grazia Giudizi, Daniele Cammelli, Paola Parronchi
Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies represent a heterogeneous group of autoimmune diseases with systemic involvement. Even though numerous specific autoantibodies have been recognized, they have not been included, with the only exception of anti-Jo-1, into the 2017 Classification Criteria, thus perpetuating a clinical-serologic gap. The lack of homogeneous grouping based on the antibody profile deeply impacts the diagnostic approach, therapeutic choices and prognostic stratification of these patients. This review is intended to highlight the comprehensive scenario regarding myositis-related autoantibodies, from the molecular characterization and biological significance to target antigens, from the detection tools, with a special focus on immunofluorescence patterns on HEp-2 cells, to their relative prevalence and ethnic diversity, from the clinical presentation to prognosis...
2018: Clinical and Molecular Allergy: CMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29521806/prevention-of-firearm-injuries-with-gun-safety-devices-and-safe-storage-an-eastern-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma-systematic-review
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Pina Violano, Stephanie Bonne, Thomas Duncan, Peter Pappas, A Britton Christmas, Andrew Dennis, Stephanie Goldberg, Wendy Greene, Michael Hirsh, William Shillinglaw, Bryce Robinson, Marie Crandall
BACKGROUND: Over 50,000 homicides and suicides occur each year. An estimated half of all U.S. households are believed to have a firearm present, making them one of the most ubiquitous consumer products. Our goal was to determine if the manner of storage of a firearm in a home could potentially make a difference in the outcomes of intentional and unintentional injuries involving a firearm; specifically addressing the use of gun safes and devices that block/disable firearm function (trigger locks, cable locks, etc...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29510883/the-corticotropin-releasing-factor-binding-protein-a-strange-case-of-dr-jekyll-and-mr-hyde-in-the-stress-system
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REVIEW
Carolina L Haass-Koffler
The corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) exerts its effects by acting on its receptors and on the binding protein (CRFBP). Extensive literature suggests a role of CRF in alcohol use disorder (AUD). Less is known about the specific role, if any, of CRFBP in AUD. In this review, we summarize recent interdisciplinary efforts toward identifying the contribution of CRFBP in mediating CRF activation. The role of CRFBP in alcohol-related behaviors has been evaluated with the ultimate goal of designing effective novel therapeutic strategies for AUD...
October 13, 2017: Alcohol
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