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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343412/implementing-genome-driven-personalized-cardiology-in-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Ares Pasipoularides
Genomics designates the coordinated investigation of a large number of genes in the context of a biological process or disease. It may be long before we attain comprehensive understanding of the genomics of common complex cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) such as inherited cardiomyopathies, valvular diseases, primary arrhythmogenic conditions, congenital heart syndromes, hypercholesterolemia and atherosclerotic heart disease, hypertensive syndromes, and heart failure with preserved/reduced ejection fraction. Nonetheless, as genomics is evolving rapidly, it is constructive to survey now pertinent concepts and breakthroughs...
January 14, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341525/-general-internal-medicine%C3%A2-2017-scientific-breakthroughs-in-ambulatory-care
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Alexandre Gouveia, Lionel De Alencastro, Yvonne Fierz, Lionel Koehli, Alexandre Béguelin, Olivier Pasche, Kevin Selby, Patrick Bodenmann
Bariatric surgery improves glycemic control in obese patients with diabetes type 2. Dual antiplatelet therapy can be maintained beyond 12 months after a myocardial infarction. Levothyroxine is not beneficial among patients ≥ 65 years that have subclinical hypothyroidism. Prophylactic anticoagulation in lower limb immobilisation should be reserved only for patients with a high risk of thromboembolism. A diagnosis of asthma should be initially confirmed by a spirometry if clinically suspected. A proton pump inhibitor is indicated for patients ≥ 65 years that are treated with aspirin...
January 17, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340935/endoscopic-treatments-of-gerd
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REVIEW
Carol Rouphael, Ruthvik Padival, Madhusudhan R Sanaka, Prashanthi N Thota
OPINION STATEMENT: PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Endoscopic therapies for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are minimally invasive techniques which fill the gap between the medical therapy with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and surgical fundoplication. The main endoscopic therapies currently available in the USA are transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) using EsophyX device or less commonly, Medigus Ultrasonic Surgical Endostapler, and radiofrequency energy delivery to lower esophageal sphincter using Stretta device...
January 16, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313034/the-wyss-institute-a-new-model-for-medical-technology-innovation-and-translation-across-the-academic-industrial-interface
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REVIEW
Mary Tolikas, Ayis Antoniou, Donald E Ingber
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University was formed based on the recognition that breakthrough discoveries cannot change the world if they never leave the laboratory. The Institute's mission is to discover the biological principles that Nature uses to build living things, and to harness these insights to create biologically inspired engineering innovations to advance human health and create a more sustainable world. Since its launch in 2009, the Institute has developed a new model for innovation, collaboration, and technology translation within academia, breaking "silos" to enable collaborations that cross institutional and disciplinary barriers...
September 2017: Bioengineering & Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304434/gold-nanoparticle-contact-point-density-controls-microbial-adhesion-on-gold-surfaces
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Carolin Dewald, Claudia Lüdecke, Izabela Firkowska-Boden, Martin Roth, Jörg Bossert, Klaus D Jandt
Surface structures in the nanometer range emerge as the next evolutionary breakthrough in the design of biomaterials with antimicrobial properties. However, in order to advance the application of surface nanostructuring strategies in medical implants, the very nature of the microbial repealing mechanism has yet to be understood. Herein, we demonstrate that the random immobilization of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) on a material's surface generates the possibility to explore microbial adhesion in dependence of contact point densities at the biointerface between the microbe, i...
December 20, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297903/-pembrolizumab-for-the-treatment-of-melanoma-updates-and-perspectives
#6
Vanna Chiarion Sileni, Mario Mandalà, Paola Queirolo
Checkpoint inhibitors immunotherapy was a breakthrough in anti-tumor treatments. Anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibodies are now a standard of treatment for advanced melanoma patients, with a 3-year overall survival of over 50% and a low rate (<20%) of severe toxicities in the phase 3 studies. The aim of this review was to report the most important updates on anti-PD-1 drug pembrolizumab from ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) and ESMO (European Society for Medical Oncology) 2017 Annual Meetings.
December 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260740/-hepatitis-c-can-be-cured-will-hepatitis-b-become-next
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V P Chulanov, A P Zueva, D S Kostyushev, S A Brezgin, E V Volchkova, V V Maleyev
Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and C (CHC) are one of the leading causes of cirrhosis and liver cancer with over a million of people dying annually from their consequences. In Russia CHB and CHC morbidity and related mortality show an upward trend. As a result of recent breakthroughs in antiviral therapeutics CHC became a curable disease. Modern therapeutics effectively suppress viral replication in CHB patients, but withdrawal of antivirals usually results in disease relapse. Loss of HBsAg required for the so called 'functional cure' is a very rare event...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229464/a-single-institution-retrospective-review-of-335-celect-platinum-inferior-vena-cava-filter-placements
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Brian E Lee, Richard J Van Allan, Marc L Friedman, H Gabriel Lipshutz
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to retrospectively assess the retrieval characteristics and rate of filter-related complications associated with use of the Celect Platinum (Cook Medical, Bloomington, Ind) inferior vena cava filter (IVCF). METHODS: A single-center, retrospective review was conducted to identify patients who received a Celect Platinum IVCF between June 2013 and February 2016. The patients' charts and imaging records (computed tomography [CT] and cavography) associated with filter placement, follow-up, and filter retrieval procedures were assessed for attempted and successful retrieval rates and filter-related complications...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229211/the-use-of-rapid-onset-fentanyl-in-children-and-young-people-for-breakthrough-cancer-pain
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Lucy Coombes, Kimberley Burke, Anna-Karenia Anderson
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: No published studies have looked at the dosing and use of rapid onset fentanyl preparations in children. The primary aim of this study was to assess whether there is a correlation between effective dose of rapid onset fentanyl and background oral morphine equivalent analgesia in children less than 18 years old. Secondary objectives included establishing whether there is a correlation between effective dose of rapid onset fentanyl and age and weight. Reported side effects were also reviewed...
October 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226545/nitrous-oxide-oxygen-mixture-for-analgesia-in-adult-cancer-patients-with-breakthrough-pain-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-trial
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Q Liu, L-L Gao, Y-L Dai, Y-X Li, Y Wang, C-F Bai, G-X Mu, X-M Chai, W-J Han, L-J Zhou, Y-J Zhang, L Tang, J Liu, J-Q Yu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of a fixed nitrous oxide/oxygen mixture for the management of breakthrough cancer pain. METHODS/DESIGN: A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial was undertaken in the Medical ward of Tumor Hospital of General Hospital of Ningxia Medical University. 240 cancer patients with breakthrough pain were recruited and randomly received a standard pain treatment (morphine sulphate immediate release) plus a pre-prepared nitrous oxide/oxygen mixture, or the standard pain treatment plus oxygen...
December 11, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223589/breakthroughs-in-neuroactive-steroid-drug-discovery
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REVIEW
Maria-Jesus Blanco, Daniel La, Quinn Coughlin, Caitlin A Newman, Andrew M Griffin, Boyd L Harrison, Francesco G Salituro
Endogenous and synthetic neuroactive steroids (NASs) or neurosteroids are effective modulators of multiple signaling pathways including receptors for the γ-aminobutyric acid A (GABAA) and glutamate, in particular N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA). These receptors are the major inhibitory and excitatory neurotransmitters in the central nervous system (CNS), and there is growing evidence suggesting that dysregulation of neurosteroid production plays a role in numerous neurological disorders. The significant unmet medical need for treatment of CNS disorders has increased the interest for these types of compounds...
December 2, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218389/primary-prophylaxis-of-invasive-fungal-infections-in-patients-with-haematological-malignancies-2017-update-of-the-recommendations-of-the-infectious-diseases-working-party-agiho-of-the-german-society-for-haematology-and-medical-oncology-dgho
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REVIEW
Sibylle C Mellinghoff, Jens Panse, Nael Alakel, Gerhard Behre, Dieter Buchheidt, Maximilian Christopeit, Justin Hasenkamp, Michael Kiehl, Michael Koldehoff, Stefan W Krause, Nicola Lehners, Marie von Lilienfeld-Toal, Annika Y Löhnert, Georg Maschmeyer, Daniel Teschner, Andrew J Ullmann, Olaf Penack, Markus Ruhnke, Karin Mayer, Helmut Ostermann, Hans-H Wolf, Oliver A Cornely
Immunocompromised patients are at high risk of invasive fungal infections (IFI), in particular those with haematological malignancies undergoing remission-induction chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) or myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and recipients of allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplants (HSCT). Despite the development of new treatment options in the past decades, IFI remains a concern due to substantial morbidity and mortality in these patient populations. In addition, the increasing use of new immune modulating drugs in cancer therapy has opened an entirely new spectrum of at risk periods...
December 7, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210874/ischemic-stroke-patients-decision-making-process-in-their-use-of-western-medicine-and-alternative-and-complementary-medicine
#13
Chen-Ying Hsieh, Shou-Yu Wang, Yeu-Hui Chuang, Ho-Hsiang Chen
Stroke is ranked third among the top 10 causes of death in Taiwan. Besides a high mortality rate, stroke survivors are often left with physical or functional sequela. This study aimed to explore ischemic stroke patients' decision-making process using Western medicine (WM) and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This study is a qualitative study based on grounded theory. A total of 12 participants were recruited. Findings revealed that the participants accepted WM and CAM treatments following the onset of ischemic stroke...
January 2018: Holistic Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202036/free-radicals-and-advanced-chemistries-involved-in-cell-membrane-organization-influence-oxygen-diffusion-and-pathology-treatment
#14
Richard C Petersen
A breakthrough has been discovered in pathology chemistry related to increasing molecular structure that can interfere with oxygen diffusion through cell membranes. Free radicals can crosslink unsaturated low-viscosity fatty acid oils by chain-growth polymerization into more viscous liquids and even solids. Free radicals are released by mitochondria in response to intermittent hypoxia that can increase membrane molecular organization to reduce fluidity and oxygen diffusion in a possible continuing vicious cycle toward pathological disease...
2017: AIMS Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157656/diagnosis-and-medical-treatment-of-breakthrough-pain
#15
José-Miguel Esparza-Miñana
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 17, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156896/proutine-a-feasibility-study-assessing-surveillance-of-electronic-patient-reported-outcomes-and-adherence-via-smartphone-app-in-advanced-cancer
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Gesine Benze, Friedemann Nauck, Bernd Alt-Epping, Giuseppe Gianni, Thomas Bauknecht, Johannes Ettl, Anna Munte, Luisa Kretzschmar, Jan Gaertner
BACKGROUND: In advanced cancer, quality of life (QoL) is a major treatment goal. In order to achieve this, the identification of suffering by screening for patient-reported-outcomes (PROs, i.e., symptoms) is of utmost importance. The use of paper-pencil questionnaires is associated with significant shortcomings due to missing data, recall bias and transcription errors. Other than that, the electronic recording of PROs by mobile Health (mHealth) offers a number of advantages. The aim of this study was to test whether the routine assessment of PROs via a newly developed smartphone application (MeQoL®) is feasible...
October 26, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149456/effect-of-a-thermal-care-bundle-on-the-prevention-detection-and-treatment-of-perioperative-inadvertent-hypothermia
#17
Jed Duff, Kim Walker, Karen-Leigh Edward, Nicholas Ralph, Jo-Ann Giandinoto, Kimberley Alexander, Jeffrey Gow, John Stephenson
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To improve the prevention, detection, and treatment of perioperative inadvertent hypothermia (PIH) in adult surgical patients by implementing a Thermal Care Bundle. BACKGROUND: Keeping patients normothermic perioperatively prevents adverse surgical outcomes. Hypothermia leads to serious complications including increased risk of surgical bleeding, surgical site infections, and morbid cardiac events. The Thermal Care Bundle consists of three elements: 1) assess risk; 2) record temperature; and (3) actively warm...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136338/the-perspectives-of-medical-specialists-from-different-disciplines-on-the-management-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-an-interview-study
#18
David J Tunnicliffe, Davinder Singh-Grewal, Jonathan C Craig, Shilpanjali Jesudason, Peter Tugwell, Ming-Wei Lin, Sean G O'Neill, Daniel Sumpton, Allison Tong
OBJECTIVES: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex autoimmune disease that can affect multiple organ systems, with specialists from many disciplines often involved, which may lead to inconsistent care. We aimed to describe the attitudes and perspectives of specialists from different medical disciplines on the management of people with SLE. METHODS: Face-to-face, semi-structured interviews were conducted with rheumatologists (n=16), nephrologists (n=16), and immunologists (n=11) providing care to adults with SLE from 19 centers across Australia in 2015...
November 14, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120894/advances-in-pharmacotherapies-for-movement-disorders-in-children-current-limitations-and-future-progress
#19
Jean-Pierre Lin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In childhood, movement disorders are generated by a very large number of disorders of the nervous system, and the very different developmental ages at which these occur make studies of pharmacotherapy efficacy extremely difficult. In most clinical practices, medication used in management is by trial and error, and limited by lack of efficacy and/or adverse drug reactions leading to drug intolerance. Nevertheless, symptom reduction using polypharmacy must be balanced against any accompanying comorbidities such as poor attention and concentration, constipation, ileus, urinary retention, blurred vision sedation and respiratory depression...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106531/medicaid-savings-from-the-new-york-university-caregiver-intervention-for-families-with-dementia
#20
Steven S Foldes, James P Moriarty, Paul H Farseth, Mary S Mittelman, Kirsten Hall Long
Purpose of the study: The economic burden of dementia is substantially borne by state Medicaid programs. We estimated savings, from the state payer perspective, from offering the New York University Caregiver Intervention (NYUCI), a well-studied caregiver support and counseling program, to eligible Minnesota Medicaid enrollees. Design and Methods: A population-based microsimulation Markov model predicted and compared costs over 15 years with and without implementation of the NYUCI for family caregivers of community-based Medicaid eligibles with dementia...
July 5, 2017: Gerontologist
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