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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793116/patterns-of-invasive-growth-in-malignant-gliomas-the-hippocampus-emerges-as-an-invasion-spared-brain-region
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Awais A Mughal, Lili Zhang, Artem Fayzullin, Andres Server, Yuping Li, Yingxi Wu, Rainer Glass, Torstein Meling, Iver A Langmoen, Trygve B Leergaard, Einar O Vik-Mo
BACKGROUND: Widespread infiltration of tumor cells into surrounding brain parenchyma is a hallmark of malignant gliomas, but little data exist on the overall invasion pattern of tumor cells throughout the brain. METHODS: We have studied the invasive phenotype of malignant gliomas in two invasive mouse models and patients. Tumor invasion patterns were characterized in a patient-derived xenograft mouse model using brain-wide histological analysis and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging...
May 21, 2018: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792735/hip-fracture-in-the-setting-of-limited-life-expectancy-the-importance-of-considering-goals-of-care-and-prognosis
#2
C Bree Johnston, Amanda Holleran, Thuan Ong, Ursula McVeigh, Elizabeth Ames
IMPORTANCE: Many older patients with a limited life expectancy experience fragility fracture of the hip, and this event is associated with increased risk of premature mortality, functional decline, and institutionalization. The treating team, in collaboration with patients and their families, must determine whether a surgical or conservative approach is in the patient's best interest when a patient has limited life expectancy. OBSERVATION: Goals of care discussions appear to be rare in the setting of fragility fracture...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792296/-it-s-totally-okay-to-be-sad-but-never-lose-hope-content-analysis-of-infertility-related-videos-on-youtube-in-relation-to-viewer-preferences
#3
Margot Kelly-Hedrick, Paul H Grunberg, Felicia Brochu, Phyllis Zelkowitz
BACKGROUND: Infertility patients frequently use the internet to find fertility-related information and support from people in similar circumstances. YouTube is increasingly used as a source of health-related information and may influence health decision making. There have been no studies examining the content of infertility-related videos on YouTube. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to (1) describe the content of highly viewed videos on YouTube related to infertility and (2) identify video characteristics that relate to viewer preference...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791926/meniscus-repair-in-children-and-adolescents-a-systematic-review-of-treatment-approaches-meniscal-healing-and-outcomes
#4
Márcio Balbinotti Ferrari, Colin P Murphy, João Luiz Ellera Gomes
Although the consequences of traumatic meniscus tears and the importance of meniscal repair are well-established in adults, the same cannot be said for the young population. Better evidence regarding the outcomes following traumatic meniscal tears in children would improve our understanding of this increasing pathology and help define important factors in deciding the best treatment option. A systematic review was performed according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis guidelines using the Cochrane Database of Systematic Review, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE Ovid, and MEDLINE PubMed databases...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791711/percutaneous-edge-to-edge-transcatheter-mitral-valve-repair-current-indications-and-future-perspectives
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Martino Pepe, Emanuela De Cillis, Tommaso Acquaviva, Annagrazia Cecere, Pasquale D'Alessandro, Arturo Giordano, Marco Matteo Ciccone, Alessandro Santo Bortone
Mitral regurgitation (MR) is the most prevalent valvular heart disease (VHD) and represents an important cause of heart failure. Medical therapy has a limited role in improving symptoms and does not hinder the progression of valvular disease. Surgery is the treatment of choice for severe symptomatic MR; valve repair is currently the preferred surgical approach because it reduces peri-operative mortality and ensures a good medium- to long-term survival outcome. Nevertheless, a non-negligible proportion of patients with indications for surgical correction are considered to be at prohibitive perioperative risk, mainly because of old age and multiple comorbidities...
June 1, 2018: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791699/a-comparative-effectiveness-study-for-non-operative-treatment-methods-for-knee-osteoarthritis
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Frank R Kolisek, Charles Jaggard, Anton Khlopas, Assem A Sultan, Nipun Sodhi, Michael A Mont
A number of non-operative treatment options are commonly prescribed for patients presenting with degenerative osteoarthritis of the knee, where surgery is not yet recommended. However, there is a paucity of studies evaluating the comparative effectiveness of these treatment options to best inform both patients and providers. This study examined the comparative effectiveness of a home exercise program versus bracing or a combination of the two (brace-only, exercise-only, and brace and exercise cohorts) on the following: 1) objective functional measures (quadriceps muscle strength, Self-Paced Walk Test [SPWT], and Timed "Up & Go" [TUG] Test); 2) subjective functional measures (Lower Extremity Function Scale [LEFS] and Health Survey [VR-12] outcomes); 3) pain using Visual Analog Scale [VAS-10]; 4) patient metrics (patient treatment preference, perceptions, and compliance); and 5) progression to total knee arthroplasty (TKA) over a 12-week period...
June 1, 2018: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791696/monocenter-experience-with-532-nm-laser-photoselective-vaporization-of-the-prostate-by-greenlight-xps%C3%A2-laser-is-it-really-an-endourological-joker-card
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Jamil Ghahhari, Carlo D'Orta, Ambra Rizzoli, Michele Marchioni, Giulia I Primicer, Piergustavo De Francesco, Angelo Civitella, Mario Di Lecce, Pietro Castellan, Roberto Castellucci, Fabio Neri, Fabiola Raffaella Tamburro, Luca Cindolo, Luigi Schips
INTRODUCTION: In our study, we reported on our monocenter experience with GreenLight (GL) Xcelerated Performance System (XPS)™ /MoXy™ laser fiber (American Medical Systems Inc., Minnetonka, Minnesota), examining its efficacy, safety, and its ability to effectively treat lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in benign prostate obstruction (BPO). We also explored and compared the three different endoscopic approaches used for GL treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), standard photovaporization (PVP), anatomical PVP, and GreenLight XPS™ enucleation of the prostate...
June 1, 2018: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791487/patients-experiences-of-coping-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-their-recommendations-for-its-clinical-management
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Sameera Senanayake, Kim Harrison, Michael Lewis, Melitta McNarry, Joanne Hudson
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic, progressive and life-limiting condition. From a healthcare perspective it is vital to establish effective methods of improving the quality of remaining life in these patients. This requires a detailed understanding of the multiple impacts of an IPF diagnosis on the individual. METHODS: We sought to understand how patients coped with their initial diagnosis, how they live with the disease day-to-day, and their experiences and opinions of the professional support they receive...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791275/effects-of-web-based-instruction-and-patient-preferences-on-patient-reported-outcomes-and-learning-for-women-with-advanced-ovarian-cancer-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sue V Petzel, Rachel Isaksson Vogel, Julie Cragg, Molly McClellan, Daniel Chan, Julie A Jacko, François Sainfort, Melissa A Geller
A randomized controlled trial was conducted of a web-based intervention to improve advanced care planning in women with ovarian cancer. A secondary analysis of 35 randomized women focused on changes in distress and knowledge about ovarian cancer through distress monitoring and information tailored to patients' cognitive coping style (monitoring, blunting). Pre-/postresults indicated the Intervention group demonstrated lower distress (p = 0.06); blunting was associated with lower depression (p = 0.04); knowledge in both groups was unchanged...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791247/a-randomized-trial-of-a-family-support-intervention-in-intensive-care-units
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Douglas B White, Derek C Angus, Anne-Marie Shields, Praewpannarai Buddadhumaruk, Caroline Pidro, Cynthia Paner, Elizabeth Chaitin, Chung-Chou H Chang, Francis Pike, Lisa Weissfeld, Jeremy M Kahn, Joseph M Darby, Amy Kowinsky, Susan Martin, Robert M Arnold
Background Surrogate decision makers for incapacitated, critically ill patients often struggle with decisions related to goals of care. Such decisions cause psychological distress in surrogates and may lead to treatment that does not align with patients' preferences. Methods We conducted a stepped-wedge, cluster-randomized trial involving patients with a high risk of death and their surrogates in five intensive care units (ICUs) to compare a multicomponent family-support intervention delivered by the interprofessional ICU team with usual care...
May 23, 2018: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791009/withdrawn-interventions-for-replacing-missing-teeth-1-versus-2-stage-implant-placement
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Marco Esposito, Maria Gabriella Grusovin, Yun Shane Chew, Paul Coulthard, Helen V Worthington
BACKGROUND: Implants may be placed penetrating the oral mucosa (1-stage procedure) or can be completely buried under the oral mucosa (2-stage procedure) during the healing phase of the bone at the implant surface. With a 2-stage procedure the risk of having unwanted loading onto the implants is minimized, but a second minor surgical intervention is needed to connect the healing abutments and more time is needed prior to start the prosthetic phase because of the wound-healing period required in relation to the second surgical intervention...
May 23, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791001/plain-language-emergency-alert-codes-the-importance-of-direct-impact-statements-in-hospital-emergency-alerts
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Kristopher J Prickett, Kay Williams-Prickett
The nature of an emergency is not predictable, and no two emergencies are alike. In response to this unpredictable nature, healthcare facilities across the nation have adopted a system of emergency codes to notify staff of an emergent situation, often without alerting patients and visitors to the crises. However, the system of emergency codes varies significantly within most states and even within healthcare coalition regions. This variation in codes leads to not only the potential for staff confusion, considering many healthcare providers work within multiple healthcare centers, but also decreases the amount of transparency a healthcare center projects to its patients and visitors...
March 2018: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790970/balloon-occlusion-testing-to-assess-retinal-collateral-and-predict-visual-outcomes-in-the-management-of-a-fusiform-intraorbital-ophthalmic-artery-aneurysm-technical-note-and-literature-review
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Mithun G Sattur, Matthew E Welz, Bernard R Bendok, Jeffrey W Miller
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Aneurysms of the ophthalmic artery (OA) within the orbit and optic canal are extremely rare. Given the peripheral location of these aneurysms and the fact that most are fusiform, parent artery occlusion is preferred for symptomatic aneurysms. However, the impact of OA occlusion on vision is not always innocuous. Balloon occlusion testing (BOT) of the OA has the potential to gauge the possibility of visual compromise, in addition to assessing collaterals. While BOT has been assessed for carotid artery occlusion, its role in OA occlusion has not been well defined...
May 22, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790845/guidelines-for-the-treatment-of-dysentery-shigellosis-a-systematic-review-of-the-evidence
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Phoebe C M Williams, James A Berkley
BACKGROUND: Shigella remains the primary cause of diarrhoea in paediatric patients worldwide and accounts for up to 40,000 deaths per year. Current guidelines for the treatment of shigellosis are based on data which are over a decade old. In an era of increasing antimicrobial resistance, an updated review of the appropriate empirical therapy for shigellosis in children is necessary, taking into account susceptibility patterns, cost and the risk of adverse events. METHODS: A systematic review of the current published literature on the treatment of shigella dysentery was undertaken in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA)...
November 2018: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790841/guidelines-for-the-management-of-paediatric-cholera-infection-a-systematic-review-of-the-evidence
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Phoebe C M Williams, James A Berkley
Background Vibrio cholerae is a highly motile Gram-negative bacterium which is responsible for 3 million cases of diarrhoeal illness and up to 100,000 deaths per year, with an increasing burden documented over the past decade. Current WHO guidelines for the treatment of paediatric cholera infection (tetracycline 12.5 mg/kg four times daily for 3 days) are based on data which are over a decade old. In an era of increasing antimicrobial resistance, updated review of the appropriate empirical therapy for cholera infection in children (taking account of susceptibility patterns, cost and the risk of adverse events) is necessary...
November 2018: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790410/perspectives-on-electronic-informed-consent-from-patients-underrepresented-in-research-in-the-united-states-a-focus-group-study
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Christian M Simon, Helen A Schartz, Gary E Rosenthal, Eric L Eisenstein, David W Klein
Digital informed consent may better inform individuals about health research and increase participation. In the United States and elsewhere, minorities and rural populations are underrepresented in health research and may benefit from well-designed electronic informed consent (eIC). Seven focus groups were conducted with 50 Caucasian, African American, and rural patients in the United States. Participants were asked their preferences for a paper versus electronic informed consent document. Participants found the e-version easier to use, more interesting, and better for understanding...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics: JERHRE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790366/do-illuminated-foot-pedals-improve-the-speed-and-accuracy-of-pedal-activation-during-endoscopic-procedures
#17
Brian C Shin, Christopher K Heinrich, Julie W Cheng, Mohamed Keheila, Jim Ken-Chie Shen, Patrick W Yang, Salim Cheriyan, Samuel R Abourbih, Nazih Khater, D Duane Baldwin
PURPOSE: Endourologic procedures like percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) employ the use of foot pedals in low-light operating room (OR) settings. These pedals can be especially difficult to locate or distinguish when several pedals are present during a single operation. Improper instrument activation in the OR has led to serious complications ranging from unintentional electrocautery to patient burns and even an intraoperative explosion. This study evaluates the impact of color-coded illumination on speed and efficiency of foot pedal activation...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790365/non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-with-bioprosthetic-valves
#18
Jason G Andrade, Elena Meseguer, Romain Didier, Charles Dussault, Jeffrey I Weitz
The non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs), which include dabigatran, apixaban, edoxaban and rivaroxaban, are preferred over vitamin K antagonists for stoke prevention in most patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. The NOACs are contraindicated in atrial fibrillation patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis or mechanical heart valves. There is evidence that bioprosthetic heart valves are less thrombogenic than mechanical heart valves, but it is unknown whether the risk of thromboembolism in atrial fibrillation patients with bioprosthetic valves differs from that in patients without such valves...
May 23, 2018: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790086/testosterone-mediated-activation-of-androgenic-signalling-sustains-in-vitro-the-transformed-and-radioresistant-phenotype-of-rhabdomyosarcoma-cell-lines
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S Giannattasio, F Megiorni, V Di Nisio, A Del Fattore, R Fontanella, S Camero, C Antinozzi, C Festuccia, G L Gravina, S Cecconi, C Dominici, L Di Luigi, C Ciccarelli, P De Cesaris, A Riccioli, B M Zani, A Lenzi, R G Pestell, A Filippini, C Crescioli, V Tombolini, F Marampon
PURPOSE: Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), the most common soft-tissue sarcoma in childhood, rarely affects adults, preferring male. RMS expresses the receptor for androgen (AR) and responds to androgen; however, the molecular action of androgens on RMS is unknown. METHODS: Herein, testosterone (T) effects were tested in embryonal (ERMS) and alveolar (ARMS) RMS cell lines, by performing luciferase reporter assay, RT-PCR, and western blotting experiments. RNA interference experiments or bicalutamide treatment was performed to assess the specific role of AR...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789906/percutaneous-intentional-intra-luminal-assisted-recanalization-pilar-technique-of-challenging-chronic-total-occlusions-using-a-high-frequency-vibration-device
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Stephanie Volpi, Amine Chouiter, Francois Saucy, Steven Hajdu, Anne-Marie Jouannic, Salah D Qanadli
OBJECTIVES: Recanalization of peripheral chronic total occlusions (CTO) is technically challenging especially in cases of in-stent and/or pre-stent and heavily calcified lesions. A high-frequency vibrational device (HFVD) was first used as a secondary-intention device in CTO recanalizations when they were refractory to a guidewire. The aim of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of the HFVD as a first-line treatment for challenging CTOs and thus to define the percutaneous intentional intraluminal-assisted recanalization (PILAR) technique...
May 22, 2018: European Radiology
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