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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351637/prospective-multicenter-assessment-of-all-cause-mortality-following-surgery-for-adult-cervical-deformity
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Justin S Smith, Christopher I Shaffrey, Han Jo Kim, Peter Passias, Themistocles Protopsaltis, Renaud Lafage, Gregory M Mundis, Eric Klineberg, Virginie Lafage, Frank J Schwab, Justin K Scheer, Emily Miller, Michael Kelly, D Kojo Hamilton, Munish Gupta, Vedat Deviren, Richard Hostin, Todd Albert, K Daniel Riew, Robert Hart, Doug Burton, Shay Bess, Christopher P Ames
BACKGROUND: Surgical treatments for adult cervical spinal deformity (ACSD) are often complex and have high complication rates. OBJECTIVE: To assess all-cause mortality following ACSD surgery. METHODS: ACSD patients presenting for surgical treatment were identified from a prospectively collected multicenter database. Clinical and surgical parameters and all-cause mortality were assessed. RESULTS: Of 123 ACSD patients, 120 (98%) had complete baseline data (mean age, 60...
January 17, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351507/-i-smoke-like-this-to-suppress-these-issues-that-are-flaws-of-my-character-challenges-and-facilitators-of-cessation-among-smokers-with-bipolar-disorder
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Jaimee L Heffner, Noreen L Watson, Jennifer B McClure, Robert M Anthenelli, Sarah Hohl, Jonathan B Bricker
OBJECTIVE: Smokers with bipolar disorder (BD) have low rates of successful quitting, yet no prior studies have evaluated the process of quitting among these smokers in the context of a current quit attempt. To facilitate development of more effective interventions, we conducted a qualitative exploration of challenges and facilitators of quitting in an intervention study for smokers with BD. METHODS: Participants were adult daily smokers with BD (n = 10) who completed a 10-week smoking cessation intervention consisting of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and nicotine patch...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Dual Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351114/sexual-and-reproductive-issues-and-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-neglected-topic-in-men
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Mariangela Allocca, Daniela Gilardi, Gionata Fiorino, Federica Furfaro, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, Silvio Danese
There has been considerable literature on sexual issues in women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but relatively little attention has been paid to these aspects in men. To review the available literature and to provide the best management of sexual and reproductive issues in male patients with IBD. The scientific literature on sexual and reproductive issues in men with IBD was reviewed. Several factors, including surgical and medication treatments, disease activity, lifestyle, and psychological factors, may play a role in the development of infertility and sexual dysfunction and may negatively impact pregnancy outcomes...
January 18, 2018: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350340/poem-in-the-treatment-of-esophageal-disorders
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Nasim Parsa, Mouen A Khashab
OPINION STATEMENT: PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a novel minimally invasive technique that has emerged as the preferred option for the treatment of achalasia and spastic esophageal disorders (SED) at many centers around the world. In this article, we review and summarize the recent literature on POEM in patients with achalasia and SED. The current article is largely focused on the new developments and findings, extended applications, and long-term outcomes of POEM in patients with achalasia and SED...
January 19, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350312/genesurance-counseling-patient-perspectives
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Chelsea Wagner, Lauren Murphy, Jacqueline Harkenrider, Sandra Darilek, Eleazar Soto-Torres, Quinn Stein, Jennifer Hoskovec
Genetic counselors (GCs) have reported an increase in discussion of insurance-related, or "genesurance," topics during genetic counseling sessions. Despite increasing frequency, there have been no studies examining patient expectations of GCs in these discussions. This study aimed to explore patient expectations of GCs in these discussions, as well as examine factors that may impact expectations. A 38-item survey was administered prior to patients receiving prenatal or cancer genetic counseling at 11 clinic sites across UTHealth, Baylor College of Medicine, and Sanford Health, with 360 responses analyzed...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350090/demographic-determinants-and-outcome-of-in-vitro-fertilization-ivf-services-in-saudi-arabia
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Faisal Almaslami, Syed Mohamed Aljunid, Khalid Ghailan
Objectives To assess the demographic characteristics and outcomes of couples undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment at a private hospital in Al Qassim district, Saudi Arabia. Methods For this retrospective study, information was extracted from the hospital electronic database and IVF unit medical records. Results 2259 couples underwent 2703 IVF/ICSI cycles during 2014 to 2016. The utilization rate was approximately 1000 cycle per million of inhabitants. Mean ages ± standard deviation (SD) for women and men were 32...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349945/the-within-group-discrimination-ability-of-the-cancer-of-the-prostate-risk-assessment-score-for-men-with-intermediate-risk-prostate-cancer
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Ho Won Kang, Hae Do Jung, Joo Yong Lee, Jong Kyou Kwon, Seong Uk Jeh, Kang Su Cho, Won Sik Ham, Young Deuk Choi
BACKGROUND: Significant clinical heterogeneity within contemporary risk group is well known, particularly for those with intermediate-risk prostate cancer (IRPCa). Our study aimed to analyze the ability of the Cancer of the Prostate Risk Assessment (CAPRA) score to discern between favorable and non-favorable risk in patients with IRPCa. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the data of 203 IRPCa patients who underwent extraperitoneal robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) performed by a single surgeon...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349927/treatment-related-toxicities-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-in-advanced-cancers-a-meta-analysis
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Johnathan Man, Georgia Ritchie, Matthew Links, Sally Lord, Chee Khoon Lee
BACKGROUND: We performed a meta-analysis to quantify toxic death, adverse events (AEs) and treatment discontinuation due to AEs from checkpoint inhibitors (CI). METHODS: We searched for randomized trials with adequate reporting for toxicity outcomes. Pooled risk ratios were estimated for CI versus chemotherapy or different combinations of these agents. RESULTS: Twenty trials of five different cancers with 10 794 patients with performance status 0 or 1 were identified...
January 19, 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349720/differential-effects-of-formal-and-informal-gambling-on-symptoms-of-problem-gambling-during-voluntary-self-exclusion
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Amanda V McCormick, Irwin M Cohen, Garth Davies
Voluntary self-exclusion (VSE) programs enable problem gamblers to engage in a break from casino-based gambling. The current study analyzed the effects of a VSE program in British Columbia, Canada on problem gambling symptoms and the comparative reductions in problem gambling symptoms when participants abstained from gambling, continued to participate in non-casino based gambling, or attempted to violate their exclusion contract. 269 participants completed two telephone interviews over a 6-month period. Participants were administered the Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI)...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Gambling Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349711/impact-of-an-embedded-genetic-counselor-on-breast-cancer-treatment
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Holly J Pederson, Najaah Hussain, Ryan Noss, Courtney Yanda, Colin O'Rourke, Charis Eng, Stephen R Grobmyer
BACKGROUND: We predicted that embedding a genetic counselor within our breast practice would improve identification of high-risk individuals, timeliness of care, and appropriateness of surgical decision making. The aim of this study is to compare cancer care between 2012 and 2014, prior to embedding a genetic counselor in the breast center and following the intervention, respectively. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 (n = 471) and 2014 (n = 440) was performed to assess patterns of medical genetics referral, compliance with referral, genetic testing findings, and impact on treatment...
January 18, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349527/genetic-test-reporting-and-counseling-for-melanoma-risk-in-minors-may-improve-sun-protection-without-inducing-distress
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Tammy K Stump, Lisa G Aspinwall, Wendy Kohlmann, Marjan Champine, Jamie Hauglid, Yelena P Wu, Emily Scott, Pamela Cassidy, Sancy A Leachman
Genetic testing of minors is advised only for conditions in which benefits of early intervention outweigh potential psychological harms. This study investigated whether genetic counseling and test reporting for the CDKN2A/p16 mutation, which confers highly elevated melanoma risk, improved sun protection without inducing distress. Eighteen minors (Mage = 12.4, SD = 1.9) from melanoma-prone families completed measures of protective behavior and distress at baseline, 1 week (distress only), 1 month, and 1 year following test disclosure...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349286/exercise-self-efficacy-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Annika Bay, Camilla Sandberg, Ulf Thilén, Karin Wadell, Bengt Johansson
Background: Physical activity improves health, exercise tolerance and quality of life in adults with congenital heart disease (CHD), and exercise training is in most patients a high-benefit low risk intervention. However, factors that influence the confidence to perform exercise training, i.e. exercise self-efficacy (ESE), in CHD patients are virtually unknown. We aimed to identify factors related to low ESE in adults with CHD, and potential strategies for being physically active. Methods: Seventy-nine adults with CHD; 38 with simple lesions (16 women) and 41 with complex lesions (17 women) with mean age 36...
March 2018: IJC Heart & Vasculature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348924/mortality-and-hospitalizations-in-intensive-dialysis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Anna Mathew, Jody-Ann McLeggon, Nirav Mehta, Samuel Leung, Valerie Barta, Thomas McGinn, Gihad Nesrallah
Background: Survival and hospitalization are critically important outcomes considered when choosing between intensive hemodialysis (HD), conventional HD, and peritoneal dialysis (PD). However, the comparative effectiveness of these modalities is unclear. Objective: We had the following aims: (1) to compare the association of mortality and hospitalization in patients undergoing intensive HD, compared with conventional HD or PD and (2) to appraise the methodological quality of the supporting evidence...
2018: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348903/the-systemic-inflammation-based-glasgow-prognostic-score-as-a-powerful-prognostic-factor-in-patients-with-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma
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Teruo Inamoto, Hideyasu Matsuyama, Shigeru Sakano, Naokazu Ibuki, Kiyoshi Takahara, Kazumasa Komura, Tomoaki Takai, Takuya Tsujino, Yuki Yoshikawa, Koichiro Minami, Kazuhiro Nagao, Ryo Inoue, Haruhito Azuma
Introduction and Objective: The combination of C-reactive protein and albumin, the Glasgow Prognostic Score (GPS), had independent prognostic value in patients with varying cancers, except for upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). The aim of this study was to describe the relationship between GPS and survival in patients with UTUC after adjustment for other prognostic factors. Materials and Methods: We queried 2 UTUC databases. Retrospective clinical series on patients with localized UTUC managed by nephroureterectomy with bladder cuff, for whom data from the Yamaguchi Uro-Oncology Group and Osaka Medical College registry, including age, presence of bladder cancer, pT stage, lymphovascular invasion, C-reactive protein (CRP) and albumin, were analyzed...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348823/prevalence-of-pathogenic-germline-variants-detected-by-multigene-sequencing-in-unselected-japanese-patients-with-ovarian-cancer
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Akira Hirasawa, Issei Imoto, Takuya Naruto, Tomoko Akahane, Wataru Yamagami, Hiroyuki Nomura, Kiyoshi Masuda, Nobuyuki Susumu, Hitoshi Tsuda, Daisuke Aoki
Pathogenic germline BRCA1, BRCA2 (BRCA1/2), and several other gene variants predispose women to primary ovarian, fallopian tube, and peritoneal carcinoma (OC), although variant frequency and relevance information is scarce in Japanese women with OC. Using targeted panel sequencing, we screened 230 unselected Japanese women with OC from our hospital-based cohort for pathogenic germline variants in 75 or 79 OC-associated genes. Pathogenic variants of 11 genes were identified in 41 (17.8%) women: 19 (8.3%; BRCA1), 8 (3...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348693/variants-in-members-of-the-cadherin-catenin-complex-cdh1-and-ctnnd1-cause-blepharocheilodontic-syndrome
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Anneke Kievit, Federico Tessadori, Hannie Douben, Ingrid Jordens, Madelon Maurice, Jeannette Hoogeboom, Raoul Hennekam, Sheela Nampoothiri, Hülya Kayserili, Marco Castori, Margo Whiteford, Connie Motter, Catherine Melver, Michael Cunningham, Anne Hing, Nancy M Kokitsu-Nakata, Siulan Vendramini-Pittoli, Antonio Richieri-Costa, Annette F Baas, Corstiaan C Breugem, Karen Duran, Maarten Massink, Patrick W B Derksen, Wilfred F J van IJcken, Leontine van Unen, Fernando Santos-Simarro, Pablo Lapunzina, Vera L Gil-da Silva Lopes, Elaine Lustosa-Mendes, Max Krall, Anne Slavotinek, Victor Martinez-Glez, Jeroen Bakkers, Koen L I van Gassen, Annelies de Klein, Marie-José H van den Boogaard, Gijs van Haaften
Blepharocheilodontic syndrome (BCDS) consists of lagophthalmia, ectropion of the lower eyelids, distichiasis, euryblepharon, cleft lip/palate and dental anomalies and has autosomal dominant inheritance with variable expression. We identified heterozygous variants in two genes of the cadherin-catenin complex, CDH1, encoding E-cadherin, and CTNND1, encoding p120 catenin delta1 in 15 of 17 BCDS index patients, as was recently described in a different publication. CDH1 plays an essential role in epithelial cell adherence; CTNND1 binds to CDH1 and controls the stability of the complex...
January 18, 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347920/a-qualitative-study-of-tobacco-interventions-for-lgbtq-youth-and-young-adults-overarching-themes-and-key-learnings
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N Bruce Baskerville, Katy Wong, Alanna Shuh, Aneta Abramowicz, Darly Dash, Aamer Esmail, Ryan Kennedy
BACKGROUND: Smoking prevalence is very high among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and queer (LGBTQ+) youth and young adults (YYA) compared to non-LGBTQ+ YYA. A knowledge gap exists on culturally appropriate and effective prevention and cessation efforts for members of this diverse community, as limited interventions have been developed with and for this population, and there are very few studies determining the impact of these interventions. This study identifies the most salient elements of LGBTQ+ cessation and prevention interventions from the perspective of LGBTQ+ YYA...
January 18, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346701/identifying-prevalence-and-characteristics-of-behavioral-health-education-in-family-medicine-clerkships-a-cera-study
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Mario P DeMarco, Renée M Betancourt, Kelly M Everard, Kent D W Bream
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Many patients with behavioral health disorders do not seek or receive adequate care for their conditions. Among those that do, most will receive care in a primary care setting. To best meet this need, clinicians will need to demonstrate proficiency of behavioral health skills and evidence-based practices. We sought to explore the degree to which these skills are being taught in family medicine clerkships. METHODS: The Council of Academic Family Medicine's (CAFM) Educational Research Alliance (CERA) 2016 survey of clerkship directors (CDs) was sent to 141 CDs at US and Canadian medical schools with a required family medicine run course...
January 2018: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346557/peer-supporters-experiences-on-an-australian-perinatal-mental-health-helpline
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Laura J Biggs, Helen L McLachlan, Touran Shafiei, Rhonda Small, Della A Forster
Perinatal mental health is an important public health issue, and peer support is a potentially important strategy for emotional well-being in the perinatal period. PANDA Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia provides support to individuals impacted by perinatal mental health issues via the National Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Helpline. Callers receive peer support from volunteers and counselling from paid professional staff. The views and experiences of PANDA peer support volunteers have not previously been studied...
January 16, 2018: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346284/double-heterozygosity-for-brca1-pathogenic-variant-and-brca2-polymorphic-stop-codon-k3326x-a-case-report-in-a-southern-italian-family
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Raffaele Palmirotta, Domenica Lovero, Luigia Stefania Stucci, Erica Silvestris, Davide Quaresmini, Angela Cardascia, Franco Silvestris
Here, we describe a patient with bilateral breast cancer and melanoma, and with a concomitant double variant, namely p.Gln563Ter in BRCA1 and p.Lys3326Ter in BRCA2. The BRCA2 p.Lys3326Ter (K3326X) (rs11571833) mutation identified in our patient is a debated substitution of thymidine for adenine which is currently regarded as benign polymorphism in main gene databases. Recent studies, however, describe this variant as associated with breast and ovarian tumors. Based on the observation of the cancer's earliest age of onset in this subject, our purpose was to reevaluate this variant according to recent papers indicating a role of powerful modifier of the genetic penetrance...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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