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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166455/progression-and-prognosis-of-paravalvular-regurgitation-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Rafael Alexandre Meneguz-Moreno, Antônio de Castro-Filho, Auristela Isabel de Oliveira Ramos, Mayra Zumarraga, David Le Bihan, Rodrigo Barretto, Dimytri Alexandre de Alvim Siqueira, Alexandre Antonio Cunha Abizaid, Amanda Guerra de Moraes Rego Sousa, J Eduardo Sousa
BACKGROUND: The impact of paravalvular regurgitation (PVR) following transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) remains uncertain. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of PVR on mortality and hospital readmission one year after TAVI. METHODS: Between January 2009 and June 2015, a total of 251 patients underwent TAVI with three different prostheses at two cardiology centers. Patients were assessed according to PVR severity after the procedure...
November 13, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166310/universal-applicability-of-the-furlow-palatoplasty-resident-as-primary-surgeon-in-a-consecutive-nonselective-series
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Mitchell A Stotland, Thanapoom Boonipat, Cheryl M Lundgren, Esperanza Garcia Gonzalo
BACKGROUND: Questions persist regarding the general applicability of the Furlow palatoplasty technique, and thus, widespread adoption of its use has been uneven. This study describes a consecutive, nonselective series of primary Furlow palatoplasties. Highlighted is the unique fact that plastic surgical residents functioned as the primary surgeon for all steps of all procedures throughout the series. METHODS: A retrospective review was undertaken of all primary palatoplasties performed under the direction of the senior surgeon between December 2005 and April 2012...
November 21, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166129/initial-observations-of-intra-and-inter-fractional-motion-variation-in-mr-guided-lung-sbrt
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David H Thomas, Anand Santhanam, Amar U Kishan, Minsong Cao, James Lamb, Yugang Min, Dylan O'Connell, Yingli Yang, Nzhde Agazaryan, Percy Lee, Daniel Low
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate variations in intra- and inter-fractional tumor motion, and the effect on ITV contour accuracy, using deformable image registration of real-time 2D-sagital cine-mode MRI acquired during lung SBRT treatments. METHODS: Five lung tumor patients underwent free breathing SBRT treatments on the ViewRay system, with dose prescribed to a planning target volume (PTV; defined as a 3-6 mm expansion of the 4DCT-ITV). Sagittal slice cine-MR images (3.5x3...
November 22, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165666/differences-in-outcomes-over-time-with-exclusive-enteral-nutrition-compared-to-steroids-in-children-with-mild-to-moderate-crohn-s-disease-results-from-the-growth-cd-study
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Noa Cohen-Dolev, Malgorata Sladek, Seamus Hussey, Dan Turner, Gabor Veres, Sibylle Koletzko, Javier Martin de Carpi, Annamaria Staiano, Ron Shaoul, Paolo Lionetti, Jorge Amil Dias, Anders Paerregaard, Federica Nuti, Tamar Pfeffer Gik, Tomer Ziv-Baran, Sivan Ben Avraham Shulman, Chen Sarbagili Shabat, Rotem Sigall Boneh, Richard K Russell, Arie Levine
Background: Exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) and corticosteroids (CS) both induce similar rates of remission in mild to moderate pediatric Crohn's disease (CD), but differ with regard to mucosal healing. Our goal was to evaluate if EEN at diagnosis was superior to CS for improving long term outcomes. Methods: We prospectively followed newly diagnosed children <17 years with mild to moderate disease at baseline for two years in the GROWTH CD study. Patients were evaluated at baseline and at 8, 12, 78, and 104 weeks...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164960/a-randomized-open-label-study-to-evaluate-an-intermittent-dosing-regimen-of-fluticasone-propionate-0-05-cream-in-combination-with-regular-emollient-skin-care-in-reducing-the-risk-of-relapse-in-pediatric-patients-with-stabilized-atopic-dermatitis
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Lian Liu, Gary Ong
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, relapsing disease that requires maintenance treatment. This study examined the efficacy and safety of extended intermittent fluticasone propionate (FP) 0.05% cream, with emollient, vs emollient alone in children with AD. METHODS: Eligible patients (aged 1-17 years) received FP 0.05% cream twice daily for 4 weeks (acute phase) then randomized (1:1) to FP 0.05% cream once daily, twice per week plus emollient (Group A) or emollient alone (Group B) for up to 20 weeks (maintenance phase)...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164929/psychosis-as-a-sequelae-of-paraneoplastic-syndrome-in-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-a-psycho-neuroendocrine-interface
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Christiana M Wilkins, Victoria L Johnson, Rachel E Fargason, Badari Birur
In 2013 more than 150,000 Americans died from all types of lung cancer. Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) represents about 13% of all lung cancers and is notoriously associated with paraneoplastic syndromes (PNS). Here we present an interesting case of psychosis associated with one such PNS-- ectopic Cushing syndrome of SCLC. A 56 year old African-American male with no prior psychiatric history who was diagnosed with SCLC two months prior, presented to the ER for treatment of a right arm laceration he sustained while fighting off attackers, with high concern these individuals may have been part of hallucinatory experiences and well-systematized persecutory delusions regarding his wife...
November 22, 2017: Clinical Schizophrenia & related Psychoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164166/juvenile-osteochondritis-dissecans-of-the-knee-does-magnetic-resonance-imaging-instability-correlate-with-the-need-for-surgical-intervention
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Simon Haeri Hendy, Darren de Sa, Kelly Ainsworth, Olufemi R Ayeni, Nicole Simunovic, Devin Peterson
Background: Several magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) classification systems have been developed to determine the degree of instability of juvenile osteochondritis dissecans (JOCD) lesions. Our current practice involves correlating the patients' symptoms with their MRI findings, but there are many cases in which this correlation is poor and results in incorrect classification of the stability of a JOCD lesion. Purpose: To determine whether certain MRI findings of JOCD instability are associated with the necessity for arthroscopic intervention to assess lesion stability...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164051/anti-inflammatory-microglia-macrophages-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target-in-brain-metastasis
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Kleopatra E Andreou, Manuel Sarmiento Soto, Danny Allen, Vasiliki Economopoulos, Axel de Bernardi, James R Larkin, Nicola R Sibson
Brain metastasis is a common complication of cancer patients and is associated with poor survival. Histological data from patients with brain metastases suggest that microglia are the major immune population activated around the metastatic foci. Microglia and macrophages have the ability to polarize to different phenotypes and to exert both tumorigenic and cytotoxic effects. However, the role of microglia/macrophages during the early stages of metastatic growth in the brain has not yet been determined. The aim of this study was to profile microglial/macrophage activation in a mouse model of breast cancer brain metastasis during the early stages of tumor growth, and to assess the role of the anti-inflammatory microglial/macrophage population, specifically, during this phase...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164016/insights-in-public-health-ambulatory-blood-pressure-monitoring-underuse-in-clinical-practice-in-hawai-i
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Deborah Taira, Tetine Sentell, Cheryl Albright, Doug Lansidell, Kazuma Nakagawa, Todd Seto, Joel Mark Stevens
Hypertension is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. Blood pressure reduction and control are associated with reduced risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease. To achieve optimal reduction and control, reliable and valid methods for blood pressure measurement are needed. Office based measurements can result in 'white coat' hypertension, which is when a patient's blood pressure in a clinical setting is higher than in other settings, or 'masked' hypertension, which occurs when a patient's blood pressure is normal in a clinical setting, but elevated outside the clinical setting...
November 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163735/urate-lowering-therapy-ameliorates-kidney-function-in-type-2-diabetes-patients-with-hyperuricemia
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Naohiko Ueno
Background: Hyperuricemia often causes kidney dysfunction which increases serum urate, forming a vicious cycle in the kidney. In this study, urate-lowering therapy was demonstrated in type 2 diabetic patients with hyperuricemia to evaluate the effect on diabetic nephropathy. Methods: Type 2 diabetic patients with hyperuricemia (n = 34) were treated by urate-lowering drugs. Serum urate levels, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), blood pressure, HbA1c, and urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR) were measured for 52 weeks...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163208/circadian-alterations-in-a-murine-model-of-hypothalamic-glioma
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José M Duhart, Lucila Brocardo, Carlos S Caldart, Luciano Marpegan, Diego A Golombek
The mammalian circadian system is controlled by a central oscillator located in the suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN) of the hypothalamus, in which glia appears to play a prominent role. Gliomas originate from glial cells and are the primary brain tumors with the highest incidence and mortality. Optic pathway/hypothalamic gliomas account for 4-7% of all pediatric intracranial tumors. Given the anatomical location, which compromises both the circadian pacemaker and its photic input pathway, we decided to study whether the presence of gliomas in the hypothalamic region could alter circadian behavioral outputs...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162678/stability-of-ceftazidime-and-heparin-in-four-different-types-of-peritoneal-dialysis-solutions
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Surendra Kandel, Syed Tabish R Zaidi, Troy Wanandy, Long Ming, Ronald Castelino, Kamal Sud, Rahul P Patel
BACKGROUND: Intraperitoneal (IP) administration of ceftazidime is recommended for the treatment of peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis (PDAP) from Pseudomonas. Patients with PDAP may also need IP heparin to overcome problems with drainage of turbid peritoneal dialysis (PD) fluids and blockage of catheters with fibrin. Physico-chemical stability of ceftazidime and heparin, and biological stability of heparin in many types of PD solutions is unknown. Therefore, we investigated the stability of ceftazidime and heparin in 4 types of PD solutions...
November 21, 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162675/management-of-confirmed-newborn-screened-patients-with-pompe-disease-across-the-disease-spectrum
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David F Kronn, Debra Day-Salvatore, Wuh-Liang Hwu, Simon A Jones, Kimitoshi Nakamura, Torayuki Okuyama, Kathryn J Swoboda, Priya S Kishnani
After a Pompe disease diagnosis is confirmed in infants identified through newborn screening (NBS), when and if to start treatment with enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) with alglucosidase alfa must be determined. In classic infantile-onset Pompe disease, ERT should start as soon as possible. Once started, regular, routine follow-up is necessary to monitor for treatment effects, disease progression, and adverse effects. Decision-making for when or if to start ERT in late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD) is more challenging because patients typically have no measurable signs or symptoms or predictable time of symptom onset at NBS...
July 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162379/-epidemiology-of-urolithiasis-in-french-west-indies-a-retrospective-study
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K Kaulanjan, A Cerruti, V Galantine, C Laine, J Rose Dite Modestine, G Gourtaud, C Senechal, V Roux, R Eyraud, P Blanchet, L Brureau
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of urolithiasis is increasing with dietary changes especially in developed countries. Guadeloupe is a French department overseas where western diet meets traditional local food. The objective was to describe and analyze the epidemiology of urolithiasis in Guadeloupe. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective single-center study throughout the year 2015 on patients hospitalized for urolithiasis at University Hospital of Pointe-à-Pitre...
November 18, 2017: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162204/surveillance-and-laboratory-detection-for-non-polio-enteroviruses-in-the-european-union-european-economic-area-2016
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Heli Harvala, Aftab Jasir, Pasi Penttinen, Lucia Pastore Celentano, Donato Greco, Eeva Broberg
Enteroviruses (EVs) cause severe outbreaks of respiratory and neurological disease as illustrated by EV-D68 and EV-A71 outbreaks, respectively. We have mapped European laboratory capacity for identification and characterisation of non-polio EVs to improve preparedness to respond to (re)-emerging EVs linked to severe disease. An online questionnaire on non-polio EV surveillance and laboratory detection was submitted to all 30 European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EEA) countries. Twenty-nine countries responded; 26 conducted laboratory-based non-polio EV surveillance, and 24 included neurological infections in their surveillance...
November 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162096/carer-involvement-in-compulsory-out-patient-psychiatric-care-in-england
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Jorun Rugkåsa, Krysia Canvin
BACKGROUND: There is an expectation in current heath care policy that family carers are involved in service delivery. This is also the case with compulsory outpatient mental health care, Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) that were introduced in England in 2008. No study has systematically investigated family involvement through the CTO process. METHOD: We conducted qualitative interviews with 24 family carers to ascertain their views and experiences of involvement in CTOs...
November 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161979/clinical-characteristics-of-intravenous-peg-asparaginase-hypersensitivity-reactions-in-patients-undergoing-treatment-for-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Emily K Browne, Christina Moore, April Sykes, Zhaohua Lu, Sima Jeha, Belinda N Mandrell
BACKGROUND: Asparaginase poses a substantial risk for hypersensitivity reactions during and after administration; however, these reactions vary by asparaginase formulation and administration route. It is imperative that nurses be knowledgeable of clinical symptoms associated with intravenous (IV) monomethoxypolyethylene glycol (PEG)-asparaginase reactions, as well as potential reaction timing. PURPOSE: This single institution retrospective study describes the clinical factors among patients with IV PEG-asparaginase hypersensitivity reactions...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161704/long-term-renal-and-cardiac-outcomes-after-stenting-in-patients-with-resistant-hypertension-and-atherosclerotic-renal-artery-stenosis
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Cristiana Catena, GianLuca Colussi, Gabriele Brosolo, Nicolas Verheyen, Marileda Novello, Nicole Bertin, Alessandro Cavarape, Leonardo A Sechi
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (ARAS) is frequently detected in patients with resistant hypertension (RHTN), but the evidence supporting the utility of renal revascularization in these patients is limited. This prospective, observational study investigates the outcomes of renal stenting in patients with RHTN and hemodynamically significant ARAS. METHODS: Fifty-four patients with RHTN were selected because of angiographic evidence of ARAS >70% and were followed for 4 years after renal stenting...
November 21, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161700/association-between-environmental-particulate-matter-and-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-in-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis
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Cheng-Hao Weng, Ching-Chih Hu, Tzung-Hai Yen, Wen-Hung Huang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The deposition of β2-microglobulin induced by reactive inflammation causing carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is one of the complications of dialysis-related amyloidosis in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients. Air pollution levels, especially particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of <2.5 mm (PM2.5), have significantly been associated with the elevation of systemic inflammatory markers. There is no previous research on possible associations between CTS and PM2...
November 21, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161621/human-subthalamic-oscillatory-dynamics-following-somatosensory-stimulation
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Saskia Elben, Carlos Trenado, Jan Vesper, Alfons Schnitzler, Lars Wojtecki
OBJECTIVE: Electrical median nerve somatosensory stimulation leads to a distinct modulation of cortical oscillations. Initial high frequency and gamma augmentation, as well as modulation of beta and alpha oscillations have been reported. We aimed at investigating the involvement of the subthalamic nucleus in somatosensory processing by means of local field potential recordings, since recordings during passive movements and peripheral somatosensory stimulation have suggested a prominent role...
October 28, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
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