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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149118/perceived-self-efficacy-a-concept-analysis-for-symptom-management-in-patients-with-cancer%C3%A2
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Lynn L White, Marlene Z Cohen, Ann M Berger, Kevin A Kupzyk, Barbara A Swore-Fletcher, Philip J Bierman
BACKGROUND: Perceived self-efficacy (PSE) for symptom management plays a key role in outcomes for patients with cancer, such as quality of life, functional status, symptom distress, and healthcare use. Definition of the concept is necessary for use in research and to guide the development of interventions to facilitate PSE for symptom management in patients with cancer.
. OBJECTIVES: This analysis will describe the concept of PSE for symptom management in patients with cancer...
December 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148847/emerging-therapeutic-targets-in-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-and-peripheral-t-cell-leukemia-and-lymphomas
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Anna Orlova, Bettina Wingelhofer, Heidi A Neubauer, Barbara Maurer, Angelika Berger-Becvar, György Miklós Keserű, Patrick T Gunning, Peter Valent, Richard Moriggl
Hematopoietic neoplasms are often driven by gain-of-function mutations of the JAK-STAT pathway together with mutations of chromatin remodeling and DNA damage control pathways. The interconnection between the JAK-STAT pathway, epigenetic regulation or DNA damage control is still poorly understood in cancer cell biology. Areas covered: Here, we focus on a broader description of mutational insights into myeloproliferative neoplasms and peripheral T-cell leukemia and lymphomas, since sequencing efforts have identified similar combinations of driver mutations in these diseases covering different lineages...
November 17, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147857/-quality-standards-for-epidemiologic-cohort-studies-an-evaluated-catalogue-of-requirements-for-the-conduct-and-preparation-of-cohort-studies
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Carsten Oliver Schmidt, Christine E M Krabbe, Janka Schössow, Klaus Berger, Cornelia Enzenbach, Panagiotis Kamtsiuris, Gina Schöne, Robin Houben, Christa Meisinger, Fabian Bamberg, Thomas Hendel, Sonja Selder, Michael Nonnemacher, Susanne Moebus, Jürgen Stausberg
BACKGROUND: Cohort studies are a longitudinal observational study type. They are firmly established within epidemiology to assess the course of diseases and risk factors. Yet, standards to describe and evaluate quality characteristics of cohort studies need further development. OBJECTIVE: Within the TMF ("Technologie- und Methodenplattform für die vernetzte medizinische Forschung e. V.") project "Quality management standards in cohort studies", a catalogue of requirements was compiled and evaluated, focusing on the preparation and conduct of epidemiologic cohort studies...
November 16, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147786/risk-factors-for-development-of-ectopic-atrial-tachycardia-in-post-operative-congenital-heart-disease
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Bradley C Clark, John T Berger, Charles I Berul, Richard A Jonas, Jonathan R Kaltman, Julianne Lapsa, Dilip S Nath, Elizabeth D Sherwin, Pranava Sinha, David Zurakowski, Jeffrey P Moak
Ectopic atrial tachycardia (EAT) is common in surgically repaired congenital heart disease (CHD) and carries the potential for significant hemodynamic compromise. Our objective was to determine the incidence, and risk factors of EAT after CHD surgery. Prospective study of patients that underwent surgery for CHD from February to October 2016 was performed. Demographic, perioperative and electrophysiologic data were collected. Sustained EAT (> 30 s) was documented by telemetry or electrocardiogram and confirmed by a pediatric electrophysiologist...
November 17, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145908/-asymptomatic-microscopic-haematuria-usually-not-a-problem
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S Roemeling, R T Gansevoort, M Y Berger, I J de Jong
Asymptomatic microscopic haematuria is a common finding and can have many different causes. Only a small fraction of patients referred for microscopic haematuria have an underlying urological malignancy or serious nephrogenic disease. It is important that only those patients with microscopically confirmed microscopic haematuria are referred. Often no cause can be found even after thorough diagnostic work-up. The work-up of microscopic haematuria can include urethrocystoscopy, ultrasound, multi-phase CT and cytology...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143589/biomarkers-in-the-evolution-of-multiple-sclerosis
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Thomas Berger
Nonimaging biomarkers can be applied in differential diagnosis, evaluation of disease progression and therapy monitoring of multiple sclerosis (MS). Presence of oligoclonal IgG bands in cerebrospinal fluid is a diagnostic element and a negative predictor of MS evolution. AQP4 antibodies are pathogenic and diagnostic for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder. Antibodies to myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein develop in about 50% of predominantly pediatric patients with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, but their possible role in pathogenesis is unknown...
November 2017: Neurodegenerative Disease Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132877/antithrombotic-therapy-in-peripheral-artery-disease
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Jeffrey S Berger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132306/rna-seq-analysis-of-resistant-and-susceptible-sub-tropical-maize-lines-reveals-a-role-for-kauralexins-in-resistance-to-grey-leaf-spot-disease-caused-by-cercospora-zeina
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Jacqueline Meyer, Dave K Berger, Shawn A Christensen, Shane L Murray
BACKGROUND: Cercospora zeina is a foliar pathogen responsible for maize grey leaf spot in southern Africa that negatively impacts maize production. Plants use a variety of chemical and structural mechanisms to defend themselves against invading pathogens such as C. zeina, including the production of secondary metabolites with antimicrobial properties. In maize, a variety of biotic and abiotic stressors induce the accumulation of the terpenoid phytoalexins, zealexins and kauralexins. RESULTS: C...
November 13, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127498/dynamics-in-prevalence-of-down-syndrome-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Constanze Pfitzer, Paul C Helm, Lisa-Maria Rosenthal, Felix Berger, Ulrike M M Bauer, Katharina Rl Schmitt
We assessed the dynamics in the prevalence of children with congenital heart disease (CHD) and Down syndrome in Germany with regard to phenotype, severity, and gender. Data from patients with CHD and Down syndrome born between 1980 and 2014 were analyzed, who are registered with the German National Register for Congenital Heart Defects. One thousand six hundred eighteen CHD patients with Down syndrome were identified. The prevalence of children born with both Down syndrome and CHD was constant from 2005 to 2009 but increased from 2010 to 2014...
November 10, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125414/resection-of-gliomas-deemed-inoperable-by-neurosurgeons-based-on-preoperative-imaging-studies
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Derek G Southwell, Harjus S Birk, Seunggu J Han, Jing Li, Jeffrey W Sall, Mitchel S Berger
OBJECTIVE Maximal safe resection is a primary objective in the management of gliomas. Despite this objective, surgeons and referring physicians may, on the basis of radiological studies alone, assume a glioma to be unresectable. Because imaging studies, including functional MRI, may not localize brain functions (such as language) with high fidelity, this simplistic approach may exclude some patients from what could be a safe resection. Intraoperative direct electrical stimulation (DES) allows for the accurate localization of functional areas, thereby enabling maximal resection of tumors, including those that may appear inoperable based solely on radiological studies...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121718/non-invasive-assessment-of-liver-changes-in-eisenmenger-patients
#11
Siegrun Mebus, Nicole Nagdyman, Johanna Kügel, Reinhart Zachoval, Siegmund Lorenz Braun, Guido Haverkämper, Bernd Opgen-Rhein, Felix Berger, Sophia Horster, Jörg Schoetzau, Claudia Pujol Salvador, Ulrike Bauer, John Hess, Peter Ewert, Harald Kaemmerer
BACKGROUND: Eisenmenger syndrome as a severe form of cyanotic congenital heart disease results in a complex multisystemic disorder. Due to increased systemic venous pressure and the inability to ensure systemic perfusion and metabolic requirements, the liver may develop congestion, fibrosis or cirrhosis. This study aimed to assess hepatic abnormalities in Eisenmenger patients non-invasively. METHODS AND RESULTS: 10 adults with Eisenmenger syndrome (six female; median age 44...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114095/direct-mechanical-intervention-versus-bridging-therapy-in-stroke-patients-eligible-for-intravenous-thrombolysis-a-pooled-analysis-of-2-registries
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Sebastian Bellwald, Ralph Weber, Tomas Dobrocky, Hannes Nordmeyer, Simon Jung, Jeffrie Hadisurya, Pasquale Mordasini, Marie-Luise Mono, Christian P Stracke, Hakan Sarikaya, Corrado Bernasconi, Klaus Berger, Marcel Arnold, René Chapot, Jan Gralla, Urs Fischer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Randomized controlled trials have shown that mechanical thrombectomy (MT) plus best medical treatment improves outcome in stroke patients with large-vessel occlusion in the anterior circulation. Whether direct MT is equally effective as bridging thrombolysis (intravenous thrombolysis plus MT) in intravenous thrombolysis eligible patients remains unclear. METHODS: We compared clinical and radiological outcomes at 3 months in 249 bridging patients with 111 patients receiving direct MT for large-vessel occlusion anterior circulation stroke from 2 prospective registries (study period Essen: June 2012 to August 2013, Bern February 2009 to August 2014)...
November 7, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102720/poor-adherence-is-associated-with-more-infections-following-pediatric-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant
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Ahna L H Pai, Joseph Rausch, Sarah Drake, Caroline F Morrison, Jennifer L Lee, Adam Nelson, Alayna Tackett, Suzanne Berger, Lauren Szulczewski, Constance Mara, Stella Davies
To prospectively examine rates of outpatient oral medication adherence in children post hematopoietic stem cell transplant (post-HSCT). For six months following first discharge post-HSCT, 50 patients (0 - 16 years-old) and their primary caregivers agreed to store one oral medication in an electronic pill bottle that date and time stamps each bottle opening. Demographics, disease, donor type, and prescribed post-HSCT medication regimen were collected via chart review. For each patient percent adherence was calculated by dividing the number of doses taken as indicated by the electronic pill bottle, by the number of doses prescribed for the same time period...
November 1, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101992/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-sinonasal-disease
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Claudia F E Kirsch, Julie Bykowski, Joseph M Aulino, Kevin L Berger, Asim F Choudhri, David B Conley, Michael D Luttrull, Diego Nunez, Lubdha M Shah, Aseem Sharma, Vilaas S Shetty, Rathan M Subramaniam, Sophia C Symko, Rebecca S Cornelius
Imaging of sinonasal pathology may occur for assessment of rhinosinusitis or mass lesions. Rhinosinusitis is prevalent in up to 16% of the US population with annual economic burdens estimated at 22 billion dollars. Rhinosinusitis is characterized as acute or chronic based on symptom duration; if four or more episodes occur annually, the term recurrent acute rhinosinusitis (RARS) is used. In acute uncomplicated rhinosinusitis when inflammatory change remains in the paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity, imaging may not be required...
November 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096834/lipoprotein-apheresis-in-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease-and-lipoprotein-a-hyperlipoproteinemia-2-year-follow-up-of-a-prospective-single-center-study
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Wolfram C Poller, Axel Berger, Henryk Dreger, Stanislao Morgera, Kathrin Enke-Melzer
OBJECTIVE: Elevated plasma levels of lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)], referred to as lipoprotein(a)-hyperlipoproteinemia [Lp(a)-HLP], are an independent risk factor for atherosclerosis. Lipoprotein apheresis (LA) enables an effective reduction of Lp(a) plasma levels. The present study investigates the effects of LA in patients with Lp(a)-HLP and peripheral artery disease (PAD). METHODS: Ten patients with isolated Lp(a)-HLP and severe PAD and who had recently undergone a revascularization (index procedure) were prospectively included in this observational single center study...
November 2017: Atherosclerosis. Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096642/positive-surgical-margin-following-radical-nephrectomy-is-an-independent-predictor-of-local-recurrence-and-disease-specific-survival
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Yasmin Abu-Ghanem, Jacob Ramon, Raanan Berger, Issac Kaver, Edi Fridman, Raya Leibowitz-Amit, Zohar A Dotan
BACKGROUND: Positive surgical margins (PSM) are recognized as an adverse prognostic sign and are often associated with higher rates of local and systemic disease recurrence. The data regarding the oncological outcome for PSM following radical nephrectomy (RN) is limited. We examined the predictive factors for PSM and its influence on survival and site of recurrence in patients treated with RN for renal cell carcinoma (RCC). METHODS: Clinical, pathologic and follow-up data on 714 patients undergoing RN for kidney cancer were analyzed...
November 2, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095817/a-regulatory-role-for-%C3%AE-adrenergic-receptors-regarding-the-resolvin-d1-rvd1-pathway-in-the-diabetic-retina
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Haoshen Shi, Thomas W Carion, Youde Jiang, Adam Chahine, Jena J Steinle, Elizabeth A Berger
Diabetic retinopathy is a visually debilitating disease with limited treatment options available. Compound 49b, a β-adrenergic receptor agonist, has been demonstrated to effectively reduce disease pathogenesis associated with diabetic retinopathy. While the exact mechanisms are not fully understood, previous studies have determined that it reduces the pro-inflammatory cytokine, TNF-α, and inhibits apoptosis of the retinal microvasculture. As inflammation becomes more recognized in driving disease pathogenesis, so does the regulation by pro-resolving pathways as therapeutic points of intervention...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095097/peripapillary-retinal-nerve-fibre-layer-as-measured-by-optical-coherence-tomography-is-a-prognostic-biomarker-not-only-for-physical-but-also-for-cognitive-disability-progression-in-multiple-sclerosis
#18
Gabriel Bsteh, Harald Hegen, Barbara Teuchner, Matthias Amprosi, Klaus Berek, Felix Ladstätter, Sebastian Wurth, Michael Auer, Franziska Di Pauli, Florian Deisenhammer, Thomas Berger
BACKGROUND: Peripapillary retinal nerve fibre layer (pRNFL) thickness is emerging as a marker of axonal degeneration in multiple sclerosis (MS). OBJECTIVE: We aimed to prospectively assess the predictive value of pRNFL for progression of physical and cognitive disability in relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS). METHODS: In this 3-year longitudinal study on 151 RRMS patients, pRNFL was measured by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT)...
October 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092916/use-of-oral-anticoagulants-in-combination-with-antiplatelet-s-in-atrial-fibrillation
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Caroline Sindet-Pedersen, Laila Staerk, Morten Lamberts, Thomas Alexander Gerds, Jeffrey S Berger, Anders Nissen Bonde, Jannik Langtved Pallisgaard, Morten Lock Hansen, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Gunnar H Gislason, Jonas Bjerring Olesen
OBJECTIVES: To investigate temporal trends in the use of non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) and vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) in combination with aspirin and/or clopidogrel in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) following acute myocardial infarction (MI) and/or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: Using Danish nationwide registries, all patients with AF who survived 30 days after discharge from MI and/or PCI between 22 August 2011 and 30 September 2016 were identified...
November 1, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080104/disease-management-programs-in-chronic-heart-failure-position-statement-of-the-heart-failure-working-group-and-the-working-group-of-the-cardiological-assistance-and-care-personnel-of-the-austrian-society-of-cardiology
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Deddo Moertl, Johann Altenberger, Norbert Bauer, Robert Berent, Rudolf Berger, Armin Boehmer, Christian Ebner, Margarethe Fritsch, Friedrich Geyrhofer, Martin Huelsmann, Gerhard Poelzl, Thomas Stefenelli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 27, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
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