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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091392/the-impact-of-viral-load-and-time-to-onset-of-cytomegalovirus-replication-on-long-term-graft-survival-after-kidney-transplantation
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Tomas Reischig, Martin Kacer, Petra Hruba, Pavel Jindra, Ondrej Hes, Daniel Lysak, Mirko Bouda, Ondrej Viklicky
BACKGROUND: Asymptomatic cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is associated with graft dysfunction and failure. However, no study assessed CMV viral load in terms of the risk for graft failure. METHODS: In prospective cohort of kidney transplant recipients, we assessed the impact of CMV DNAemia on the overall graft survival and the incidence of moderate-to-severe interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy (IF/TA) in protocol biopsy at 36 months. CMV DNAemia was stratified by viral load in whole blood...
January 16, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087884/the-role-of-immunoglobulin-prophylaxis-for-prevention-of-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-pediatric-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-recipients
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Gal Goldstein, Tal Frenkel Rutenberg, Sarina Levy Mendelovich, Daphna Hutt, Michal Teperberg Oikawa, Amos Toren, Bella Bielorai
BACKGROUND: Following cessation of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) administration for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) recipients at our unit, we observed a sharp decline in the incidence of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. PROCEDURE: We conducted a retrospective study of the role of IVIg in the prevention of CMV infection in children and young adults who underwent HSCT from matched related donor. RESULTS: We included 109 patients (IVIg+/IVIg- ratio 82/27)...
January 14, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081589/preemptive-antiviral-therapy-with-entecavir-can-reduce-acute-deterioration-of-hepatic-function-following-transarterial-chemoembolization
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Sun Hong Yoo, Jeong Won Jang, Jung Hyun Kwon, Seung Min Jung, Bohyun Jang, Jong Young Choi
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hepatic damage during transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is a critical complication in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Apart from its role in preventing HBV reactivation, there is some evidence for the benefits of preemptive antiviral therapy in TACE. This study evaluated the effect of preemptive antiviral therapy on acute hepatic deterioration following TACE. METHODS: This retrospective observational study included a prospectively collected cohort of 108 patients with HBV-related HCC who underwent TACE between January 2007 and January 2013...
December 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067876/impact-of-wilms-tumor-1-expression-on-outcome-of-patients-undergoing-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-aml
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R Duléry, O Nibourel, J Gauthier, V Elsermans, H Behal, V Coiteux, L Magro, A Renneville, A Marceau, T Boyer, B Quesnel, C Preudhomme, A Duhamel, I Yakoub-Agha
The monitoring of the minimal residual disease by Wilms' tumor 1 expression (MRD(WT1)) is a standardized test, which can be used in over 80% of patients with AML. To investigate the prognostic value of MRD(WT1) in patients undergoing allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) for AML, MRD(WT1) was monitored 3 months after transplantation in 139 patients. MRD(WT1) positivity did not lead to any therapeutic intervention. Median follow-up was 39.3 (6.4-99.8) months. Patients with positive MRD(WT1) at 3 months experienced more often post-transplant relapse (27/30, 90%) than those with negative MRD(WT1) (16/109, 14...
January 9, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067870/a-single-center-s-experience-using-four-different-front-line-mobilization-strategies-in-lymphoma-patients-planned-to-undergo-autologous-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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B M Haverkos, Y Huang, P Elder, L O'Donnell, D Scholl, B Whittaker, S Vasu, S Penza, L A Andritsos, S M Devine, S M Jaglowski
In an otherwise eligible patient with relapsed lymphoma, inadequate mobilization of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) is a limiting factor to proceeding with an autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (auto-HCT). Multiple strategies have been used to mobilize an adequate number of HSCs with no obvious front-line strategy. We report a single institutional experience mobilizing HSCs using four different approaches in lymphoma patients. We prospectively collected mobilization outcomes on patients planned to undergo auto-HCT at Ohio State University...
January 9, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061906/bilateral-rectus-sheath-haematoma-complicating-dengue-virus-infection-in-a-patient-on-warfarin-for-mechanical-aortic-valve-replacement-a-case-report
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Chamith Thushanga Rosa, Mitrakrishnan Rayno Navinan, Sincy Samarawickrama, Himam Hamza, Maheshika Gunarathne, Arulprashanth Arulanantham, Neeha Subba, Udari Samarasiri, Thushara Mathias, Aruna Kulatunga
BACKGROUND: The management of Dengue virus infection can be challenging. Varied presentations and numerous complications intrinsic to dengue by itself increase the complexity of treatment and potential mortality. When burdened with the presence of additional comorbidities and the need to continue compulsory medications, clear stepwise definitive guidance is lacking and patients tend to have more complex complications and outcomes calling to question the clinical decisions that may have been taken...
January 7, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060118/cytomegalovirus-treatment-in-pediatric-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-patients
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Bethany A Wattles, Abby J Kim, Alexandra C Cheerva, Kenneth G Lucas, Joshua J Elder
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a frequent complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplant in pediatric patients, with significant morbidity and mortality. Antiviral drugs are used as prophylactic, preemptive or therapeutic medicines; however, no uniform guidelines exist for the best strategy to prevent CMV disease. Resistance to standard antiviral therapies can lead to further difficulty in managing CMV disease. Studies for investigational therapies are underway and could provide options for treatment of resistant CMV, while limiting toxicities associated with currently used antiviral therapies...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058709/surgeon-experience-affects-outcome-of-forearm-arteriovenous-fistulae-more-than-outcomes-of-upper-arm-fistulae
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Susanne Regus, Veronika Almási-Sperling, Ulrich Rother, Alexander Meyer, Werner Lang
INTRODUCTION: There is still an ongoing discussion about the influence of vascular surgeon experience on the immediate and long-term outcome of newly created arteriovenous fistula (AVF) for patients on hemodialysis (HD). The aim of this study was to compare failure and patency rates of AVF between experienced consultants and resident trainees with special focus on location of the anastomosis on the forearm or upper arm. METHODS: Between November 2012 and September 2016, 159 patients (83 on HD and 76 preemptive) received an AVF (90 radiocephalic [RCAVF] on the forearm; 69 brachiocephalic [BCAVF] in the elbow) by two experienced vascular surgeons (group A; n = 74) or five residents in training with one-to-four years of experience (group B; n = 85)...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055020/participant-perceived-understanding-and-perspectives-on-pharmacogenomics-the-mayo-clinic-right-protocol-right-drug-right-dose-right-time
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Janet E Olson, Carolyn R Rohrer Vitek, Elizabeth J Bell, Michaela E McGree, Debra J Jacobson, Jennifer L St Sauver, Pedro J Caraballo, Joan M Griffin, Veronique L Roger, Suzette J Bielinski
PURPOSE: To examine predictors of understanding preemptive CYP2D6 pharmacogenomics test results and to identify key features required to improve future educational efforts of preemptive pharmacogenomics testing. METHODS: One thousand ten participants were surveyed after receiving preemptive CYP2D6 pharmacogenomics test results. RESULTS: Eighty-six percent (n = 869) of patients responded. Of the responders, 98% were white and 55% were female; 57% had 4 years or more of post-secondary education and an average age of 58...
January 5, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048269/su-f-r-12-prediction-of-truebeam-hardware-issues-using-trajectory-log-analysis
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D DiCostanzo, A Ayan, J Woollard, N Gupta
PURPOSE: To predict potential failures of hardware within the Varian TrueBeam linear accelerator in order to proactively replace parts and decrease machine downtime. METHODS: Machine downtime is a problem for all radiation oncology departments and vendors. Most often it is the result of unexpected equipment failure, and increased due to lack of in-house clinical engineering support. Preventative maintenance attempts to assuage downtime, but often is ineffective at preemptively preventing many failure modes such as MLC motor failures, the need to tighten a gantry chain, or the replacement of a jaw motor, among other things...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043787/-clusters-of-fusarium-solani-infection-in-juvenile-captive-born-caretta-caretta-sea-turtles
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M Garcia-Hartmann, C Hennequin, S Catteau, C Béatini, V Blanc
Various yeasts and filamentous fungi are described as the cause of infection in sea turtles. Among them, Fusarium solani is responsible both for superficial and invasive infection in weakened adults (capture, stranding), and wild nest contamination, causing massive losses during hatching. We illustrate the pathogenicity of this fungus in sea turtles, through our experience with the species Caretta caretta (loggerhead turtle) and its reproduction, which was obtained for the first time in 2010 at the marine park Marineland, Antibes and renewed in 2011 and 2013...
December 30, 2016: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039960/preventive-strategies-against-cytomegalovirus-and-incidence-of-%C3%AE-herpesvirus-infections-in-olid-organ-transplant-recipients-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Cecilia Martin-Gandul, Susanne Stampf, Delphine Héquet, Nicolas J Mueller, Alexia Cusini, Christian van Delden, Nina Khanna, Katia Boggian, Cédric Hirzel, Paola Soccal, Hans H Hirsch, Manuel Pascual, Pascal Meylan, Oriol Manuel
We assessed the impact of antiviral preventive strategies on the incidence of herpes-simplex virus (HSV) and varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infections in a nationwide cohort of transplant recipients. Risk factors for the development of HSV/VZV infection were assessed by Cox PH regression. We included 2781 patients (56% kidney, 20% liver, 10% lung, 7.3% heart, 6.7% others). Overall, 1264 (45%) patients received antiviral prophylaxis [(val)ganciclovir (n=1126) or (val)acyclovir (n=138)]. Incidences for HSV and VZV infections were 28...
December 31, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024715/incidence-of-postoperative-nausea-and-vomiting-following-gynecological-laparoscopy-a-comparison-of-standard-anesthetic-technique-and-propofol-infusion
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Pradipta Bhakta, Bablu Rani Ghosh, Umesh Singh, Preeti S Govind, Abhinav Gupta, Kulwant Singh Kapoor, Rajesh Kumar Jain, Tulsi Nag, Dipanwita Mitra, Manjushree Ray, Vikash Singh, Gauri Mukherjee
OBJECTIVE: To determine the safety, efficacy, and feasibility of propofol-based anesthesia in gynecological laparoscopies in reducing incidences of postoperative nausea and vomiting compared to a standard anesthesia using thiopentone/isoflurane. DESIGN: Randomized single-blind (for anesthesia techniques used) and double-blind (for postoperative assessment) controlled trial. SETTING: Operation theater, postanesthesia recovery room, teaching hospital...
December 23, 2016: Acta Anaesthesiologica Taiwanica: Official Journal of the Taiwan Society of Anesthesiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000867/dexmedetomidine-may-upregulate-the-expression-of-caveolin%C3%A2-1-in-lung-tissues-of-rats-with-sepsis-and-improve-the-short%C3%A2-term-outcome
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Yun Zhang, Ke Ran, Shu-Bin Zhang, Lili Jiang, Dan Wang, Zhi-Jian Li
Dexmedetomidine (DXM) is a selective α2-adrenoceptor (α2‑AR) and imidazoline receptor (IR) agonist that has been reported to regulate inflammatory responses mediated by diverse signaling pathways through α2‑AR. The majority of the reported receptors or downstream molecules have been demonstrated to locate with caveolin‑1, a protein suggested to participate in regulating Toll‑like receptor 4 (TLR4)‑mediated inflammatory responses and the pathogen endocytosis capability of macrophages. The present study hypothesized that DXM may influence these pathways by regulating the expression of caveolin‑1 and mediating the subsequent effects...
February 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000000/identifying-strategies-to-cope-with-hiv-related-stigma-in-a-group-of-women-living-with-hiv-aids-in-the-dominican-republic-a-qualitative-study
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Christine Tagliaferri Rael, Alex Carballo-Diéguez, Rachel Norton, Eryka Thorley, Rebecca Giguere, Alan Sheinfil, Javier López Rios
Internalized HIV-related stigma negatively impacts the mental and physical health of women living with HIV/AIDS (WLWHA). Yet, some women can successfully confront stigma. The present work uses qualitative methods to investigate the successful stigma coping strategies displayed by 19 WLWHA who reported the least internalized stigma possible on the Internalized AIDS-Related Stigma Scale out of a larger pool of 233 WLWHA in San Felipe de Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Such strategies included, HIV disclosure control; preemptive disclosure of HIV-status; educating oneself/others about HIV; viewing HIV as a manageable condition; and looking to family, friends and partners for support...
December 20, 2016: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996929/when-trust-in-god-means-preemptive-refusal-of-c-section
#16
Birgitta Sujdak Mackiewicz, Stephen Thompson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: American Journal of Bioethics: AJOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996922/preemptive-c-section-refusal-based-on-religious-beliefs
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Anita J Tarzian, Jeffrey P Spike
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: American Journal of Bioethics: AJOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992609/use-of-oral-cholera-vaccine-and-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-regarding-safe-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-a-long-standing-refugee-camp-thailand-2012-2014
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Heather M Scobie, Christina R Phares, Kathleen A Wannemuehler, Edith Nyangoma, Eboni M Taylor, Anna Fulton, Nuttapong Wongjindanon, Naw Rody Aung, Phillipe Travers, Kashmira Date
Oral cholera vaccines (OCVs) are relatively new public health interventions, and limited data exist on the potential impact of OCV use on traditional cholera prevention and control measures-safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH). To assess OCV acceptability and knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAPs) regarding cholera and WaSH, we conducted cross-sectional surveys, 1 month before (baseline) and 3 and 12 months after (first and second follow-up) a preemptive OCV campaign in Maela, a long-standing refugee camp on the Thailand-Burma border...
December 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986329/preemptive-hemodynamic-intervention-restricting-the-administration-of-fluids-attenuates-lung-edema-progression-in-oleic-acid-induced-lung-injury
#19
A Gil Cano, M Gracia Romero, M I Monge García, P Guijo González, J Ruiz Campos
OBJECTIVE: A study is made of the influence of preemptive hemodynamic intervention restricting fluid administration upon the development of oleic acid-induced lung injury. DESIGN: A randomized in vivo study in rabbits was carried out. SETTING: University research laboratory. SUBJECTS: Sixteen anesthetized, mechanically ventilated rabbits. VARIABLES: Hemodynamic measurements obtained by transesophageal Doppler signal...
December 14, 2016: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981566/patient-perceptions-of-care-as-influenced-by-a-large-institutional-pharmacogenomic-implementation-program
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Ryan P McKillip, Brittany A Borden, Paige Galecki, Sandra A Ham, Linda Patrick-Miller, Julianne P Hall, Sheena Hussain, Keith Danahey, Mark Siegler, Matthew J Sorrentino, Yasmin Sacro, Andrew M Davis, David T Rubin, Kristen Lipstreuer, Tamar S Polonsky, Rita Nanda, William R Harper, Jay L Koyner, Deborah L Burnet, Walter M Stadler, Mark J Ratain, David O Meltzer, Peter H O'Donnell
Despite growing clinical use of genomic information, patient perceptions of genomic-based care are poorly understood. We prospectively studied patient-physician pairs who participated in an institutional pharmacogenomic implementation program. Trust/Privacy/Empathy/Medical Decision-Making (MDM)/Personalized Care (PC) dimensions were assessed through patient surveys after clinic visits at which physicians had access to preemptive pharmacogenomic results (Likert scale, 1-minimum/5-maximum; mean [SD]). From 2012-2015, 1,261 surveys were issued to 507 patients, with 792 (62...
December 16, 2016: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
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