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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454425/whole-body-low-dose-computed-tomography-in-multiple-myeloma-staging-superior-diagnostic-performance-in-the-detection-of-bone-lesions-vertebral-compression-fractures-rib-fractures-and-extraskeletal-findings-compared-to-radiography-with-similar-radiation-exposure
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Lukas Lambert, Petr Ourednicek, Zuzana Meckova, Giampaolo Gavelli, Jan Straub, Ivan Spicka
The primary objective of the present prospective study was to compare the diagnostic performance of conventional radiography (CR) and whole-body low-dose computed tomography (WBLDCT) with a comparable radiation dose reconstructed using hybrid iterative reconstruction technique, in terms of the detection of bone lesions, skeletal fractures, vertebral compressions and extraskeletal findings. The secondary objective was to evaluate lesion attenuation in relation to its size. A total of 74 patients underwent same-day skeletal survey by CR and WBLDCT...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454303/expression-of-er%C3%AE-gene-in-breast-carcinoma-and-the-relevance-in-neoadjuvant-therapy
#2
Jing Chang, Jihong Liu, Huiying Li, Jing Li, Yanling Mu, Bin Feng
In the present study, we examined the expression of the estrogen receptor β (ERβ) gene in breast cancer and its relevance in neoadjuvant therapy. In total, 120 breast cancer patients who were hospitalized in the Departments of Breast Disease and Medical Oncology served as the subjects of this study. The subjects were diagnosed with breast cancer phase II to phase IIIA, as confirmed by aspiration biopsy and iconography. The patients were divided into two groups in a randomized control manner, with 60 patients in each group...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454296/association-between-braf-v600e-mutation-and-the-clinicopathological-features-of-solitary-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma
#3
Hai-Zhen Lu, Tian Qiu, Jian-Ming Ying, Ning Lyn
The B-Raf proto-oncogene serine/threonine kinase (BRAF)(V600E) mutation is an important oncogene in the development of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and has been identified as a risk factor for poor prognosis in patients with PTC. However, whether the BRAF(V600E) mutation is a prognostic marker in patients with solitary papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (sPTMC) has not yet been established. The present study aimed to identify the association between BRAF(V600E) mutation and the clinicopathological features of patients with sPTMC...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454249/six1-expression-is-associated-with-a-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-glioma
#4
Xiaojun Zhang, Ruxiang Xu
Glioma is the most common human brain cancer and has poor prognosis. Messenger RNA profiling identified that sineoculis homeobox homolog 1 (Six1) is dysregulated in glioma tumor progenitor cells from glial progenitor cells isolated from normal white matter. However, the expression and role of Six1 in glioma remains unclear. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the expression level of Six1 in glioma tissues and the association between Six1 expression and clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis of gliomas...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454218/stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-oligoprogression-of-metastatic-disease-from-gastrointestinal-cancers-a-novel-approach-to-extend-chemotherapy-efficacy
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Justin Wray, Rana Fawzi Hawamdeh, Nalini Hasija, Roi Dagan, Anamaria R Yeung, Judith L Lightsey, Paul Okunieff, Karen C Daily, Thomas J George, Robert A Zlotecki, Jose Trevino, Long H Dang
Chemotherapy and targeted therapies are effective palliative options for numerous unresectable or metastatic cancers. However, treatment resistance inevitably develops leading to mortality. In a subset of patients, systemic therapy appears to control the majority of tumors leaving 5 or less to progress, a phenomenon described as oligoprogression. Reasoning that the majority of lesions remain responsive to ongoing systemic chemotherapy, we hypothesized that local treatment of the progressing lesions would confer a benefit...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454194/-influence-of-operative-and-conservative-therapy-on-the-ability-to-work-of-patients-with-subacromial-impingement-a-prospective-clinical-comparative-study
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Christoph Schulze, Hans Christian Köhler, Alexander Kaltenborn, André Gutcke, Thomas Tischer
Background Subacromial impingement is a common reason for pain in the shoulder. Treatment is difficult and patients are not able to work for a long time. An increasing number of operative treatments can be observed although conservative treatment is effective, too. There is no study that observed how operative and conservative treatment influence ability to work. Methods 86 persons were included in this prospective study. Surgery was performed with an arthroscopy of the shoulder. Conservative treatment was carried out by a physiotherapist under control of the physician...
April 28, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454184/-register-of-difficult-surgical-situations
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Michael Korenkov, Henning Dralle, Ernst Klar, Stefan Saad, Norbert Senninger, Jens Standop, Albrecht Stier, Martin Strik, Alexis Ulrich, Rudolf Weiner
Every surgical problem that increases the likelihood of intraoperative and postoperative complications is considered to be a difficult surgical situation. Based on this definition, Korenkov et al. proposed to classify patients according to the following intraoperative difficulty levels (I to IV): (I) ideal situation (easy to operate, no problems), (II) fairly easy/manageable/simple (some minor difficulties may occur), (III) difficult/problematic (difficult to operate; some operative techniques are considerably more difficult than others), and (IV) very difficult (every operative step is difficult/challenging)...
April 28, 2017: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454110/personalizing-chinese-medicine-by-integrating-molecular-features-of-diseases-and-herb-ingredient-information-application-to-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#8
REVIEW
Lin Huang, Haichang Li, Duoli Xie, Tieliu Shi, Chengping Wen
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been widely used as a complementary medicine in Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) treatment. In this study, we proposed a new classification of Chinese Medicines (CMs) by integrating the latest discoveries in disease molecular mechanisms and traditional medicine theory. We screened out a set of chemical compounds on basis of AML differential expression genes and chemical-protein interactions and then mapped them to Traditional Chinese Medicine Integrated Database. 415 CMs contain those compounds and they were categorized into 8 groups according to the Traditional Chinese Pharmacology...
April 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454077/comparison-of-ftir-atr-and-raman-spectroscopy-in-determination-of-vldl-triglycerides-in-blood-serum-with-pls-regression
#9
Adam Oleszko, Jadwiga Hartwich, Anna Wójtowicz, Marlena Gąsior-Głogowska, Hubert Huras, Małgorzata Komorowska
Hypertriglyceridemia, related with triglyceride (TG) in plasma above 1.7mmol/L is one of the cardiovascular risk factors. Very low density lipoproteins (VLDL) are the main TG carriers. Despite being time consuming, demanding well-qualified staff and expensive instrumentation, ultracentrifugation technique still remains the gold standard for the VLDL isolation. Therefore faster and simpler method of VLDL-TG determination is needed. Vibrational spectroscopy, including FT-IR and Raman, is widely used technique in lipid and protein research...
April 18, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453959/uroflowmetric-changes-success-rate-and-complications-following-tension-free-vaginal-tape-obturator-tvt-o-operation-in-obese-females
#10
Reham Fouad, Yahia M El-Faissal, Ahmed T Hashem, Sherine H Gad Allah
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to evaluate the outcome of Tension-free Vaginal Tape Obturator (TVT-O) operation in the treatment of urodynamic stress incontinence (USI) in obese females, with respect to uroflowmetric changes, success rate and postoperative complications. METHODS: This prospective observational study included 26 patients with USI at the Obstetrics & Gynecology department-Cairo University hospital during the year 2015. The participants had body mass index (BMI)≥30...
April 23, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453912/perceived-need-for-depression-treatment-among-persons-entering-inpatient-opioid-detoxification
#11
Michael D Stein, Olga J Santiago Rivera, Bradley J Anderson, Genie L Bailey
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Depression is common among persons with opioid use disorder. We examined the perceived need for depression treatment (PNDT) among opioid-dependent patients and the relationship of PNDT to depression screening result. METHODS: Between May and December 2015, we surveyed consecutive persons (n = 440) seeking inpatient opioid detoxification. We used the Patient Health Questionnaire-2 (PHQ-2) to screen for depression. To assess perceived need for depression services, participants were asked, "Do you believe you should be treated for depression?" Response options were recorded into four categories: "Not Depressed (ND)," "Perceive Need for Depression Treatment (PNDT)," "Depressed/Don't Want Treatment," and "Currently Treated...
April 28, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453829/experimenting-the-hospital-survey-on-patient-safety-culture-in-prevention-facilities-in-italy-psychometric-properties
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Carmen Tereanu, Scott A Smith, Giuseppe Sampietro, Francesco Sarnataro, Giuliana Mazzoleni, Bruno Pesenti, Luca C Sala, Roberto Cecchetti, Massimo Arvati, Dania Brioschi, Michela Viscardi, Chiara Prati, Giorgio G Barbaglio
Objective: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSOPS) was designed to assess staff views on patient safety culture in hospital. This study examines psychometrics of the Italian translation of the HSOPS for use in territorial prevention facilities. Design: After minimal adjustments and pre-test of the Italian version, a qualitative cross-sectional study was carried out. Setting: Departments of Prevention (DPs) of four Local Health Authorities in Northern Italy...
April 1, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453817/epidemiology-of-sudden-cardiac-death-in-cameroon-the-first-population-based-cohort-survey-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Aimé Bonny, Kemi Tibazarwa, Samuel Mbouh, Jonas Wa, Réné Fonga, Cecile Saka, Marcus Ngantcha
Background: Incidence estimates of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are unknown. Method: Over 12 months, the household administrative office and health community committee within neighbourhoods in two health areas of Douala, Cameroon, registered all deaths among 86 188 inhabitants aged >18 years. As part of an extended multi-source surveillance system, the Emergency Medical Service (EMS), local medical examiners and district hospital mortuaries were also surveyed...
April 26, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453783/sleep-related-breathing-disorders-in-chiari-malformation-type-1-a-prospective-study-of-90-patients
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Álex Ferré, Maria A Poca, Maria D de la Calzada, Dulce Moncho, Odile Romero, Gabriel Sampol, Juan Sahuquillo
Study objective: The aim of the present study is to describe the prevalence of sleep disorders in a large group of patients with Chiari malformation type 1 (CM-1) and determine the presence of risk factors associated with these abnormalities. Methods: Prospective study with consecutive patient selection. We included 90 adult patients with CM-1, defined by the presence of a cerebellar tonsillar descent (TD) ≥3mm. Clinical, neuroradiological studies and nocturnal polysomnography (PSG) was carried out...
April 27, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453759/randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-of-ccr9-targeted-leukapheresis-treatment-of-ulcerative-colitis-patients
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Michael Eberhardson, Per Karlén, Ludvig Linton, Petra Jones, Annelie Lindberg, Martina Jones Kostalla, Emma Lindh, Anders Odén, Hans Glise, Ola Winqvist
Background and Aims: Ulcerative colitis patients display increased numbers of circulating pro-inflammatory monocyte human leukocyte antigen-DR [HLA-DRhi] monocytes expressing high levels of the gut-homing C-C chemokine receptor 9 [CCR9] and tumour necrosis factor [TNF]-α. The aim of this first-in-human, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial was to evaluate selective removal of circulating CCR9-expressing monocytes by leukapheresis in patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis, with regards to safety, tolerability, and immunological response...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453756/malignancies-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-results-from-20-years-of-follow-up-in-the-ibsen-study
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Øistein Hovde, Marte Lie Høivik, Magne Henriksen, Inger Camilla Solberg, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen, Bjørn A Moum
Background and Aims: Whether patients with inflammatory bowel diseases [IBDs] have increased risk of developing cancer has been debated. The aims of the study were to determine the prevalence of intestinal/extraintestinal cancers in an IBD cohort 20 years after diagnosis and to assess whether these patients had an increased cancer-specific risk compared with a matched control population. Methods: Patients with ulcerative colitis [UC] and Crohn's disease [CD] diagnosed 1990-1993 have been prospectively followed up for 20 years...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453748/incidence-of-pseudoprogression-in-low-grade-gliomas-treated-with-radiotherapy
#17
Sophie E van West, Hein G de Bruin, Bart van de Langerijt, Annemarie T Swaak-Kragten, Martin J van den Bent, Walter Taal
Background.: As the incidence of pseudo-progressive disease (psPD), or pseudoprogression, in low-grade glioma (LGG) is unknown, we retrospectively investigated this phenomenon in a cohort of LGG patients given radiotherapy (RT). Methods.: All MRI scans and clinical data from patients with histologically proven LGG treated with radiation between 2000 and 2011 were reviewed. PsPD was scored when a new enhancing lesion occurred after RT and subsequently disappeared or remained stable for at least a year without therapy, including dexamethasone...
May 1, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453696/epstein-barr-virus-associated-gastric-cancer-reveals-intratumoral-heterogeneity-of-pik3ca-mutations
#18
C Böger, S Krüger, H M Behrens, S Bock, J Haag, H Kalthoff, C Röcken
Background: Recent whole-genome sequencing identified four molecular subtypes of gastric cancer (GC), of which the subgroup of Epstein-Barr virus-associated GC (EBVaGC) showed a significant enrichment of PIK3CA mutations. We here aimed to validate independently the enrichment of PIK3CA mutations in EBVaGC of a Central European GC cohort, to correlate EBV status with clinico-pathological patient characteristics and to test for a major issue of GC, intratumoral heterogeneity. Patients and methods: In a first step, 484 GCs were screened for EBV and PIK3CA hot spot mutations of exon 9/20 using EBER in situ hybridization and pyrosequencing, respectively...
May 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453645/medicare-part-d-payments-for-topical-steroids-rising-costs-and-potential-savings
#19
Hannah Song, Adewole Adamson, Arash Mostaghimi
Importance: Rising pharmaceutical costs in the United States are an increasing source of financial burden for payers and patients. Although topical steroids are among the most commonly prescribed medications in dermatology, there are limited data on steroid-related spending and utilization. Objective: To characterize Medicare and patient out-of-pocket costs for topical steroids, and to model potential savings that could result from substitution of the cheapest topical steroid from the corresponding potency class...
April 28, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453595/-eyelid-retraction-of-neurologic-origin-report-of-three-cases
#20
Luis Cartier R, Jorge Guzmán S, Renzo Pasquali F
Eyelid retraction, has received limited attention and it has passively been interpreted as the result of an overactive levator palpebrae superioris muscle secondary to midbrain injury. However, eyelid retractions can occur in other neurological diseases, not directly related with the midbrain. We report three patients who developed eyelid retraction. One patient had a bilateral eyelid retraction, related with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). Another patient had a unilateral right eyelid retraction associated with a thalamic-mesencephalic infarct...
February 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
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