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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820069/apixaban-effective-and-safe-in-preventing-thromboembolic-events-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-renal-failure
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Francesca Cortese, Pietro Scicchitano, Michele Gesualdo, Gabriella Ricci, Santa Carbonara, Carlo Franchini, Brigida Immacolata Pia Schiavone, Filomena Corbo, Marco Matteo Ciccone
Thromboembolic events, principally stroke, represent among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality of subjects with atrial fibrillation, with an incidence about 5 times higher compared to healthy subjects. Chronic kidney disease, frequently associated with atrial fibrillation, determines itself a further increase of thromboembolic events, bleeding and mortality. In addition, the presence of renal failure complicates the pharmacological management of these patients, mainly due to the side effects of antiarrhythmic and anticoagulant drugs with renal excretion, due to their accumulation...
August 17, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819940/the-analysis-of-repeatability-and-reproducibility-of-bladder-neck-mobility-measurements-obtained-during-pelvic-floor-sonography-performed-introitally-with-2d-transvaginal-probe
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Edyta Wlaźlak, Tomasz Kluz, Jacek Kociszewski, Karolina Frachowicz, Magdalena Janowska, Wiktor Wlaźlak, Grzegorz Surkont
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was the evaluation of repeatability and reproducibility of chosen urethral neck mobility measurements obtained during introital pelvic floor sonography performed with a 2D transvaginal probe. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In order to assess the repeatability and reproducibility, independent measurements on the ultra-sound image were taken by two specialists on 92 female patients at rest and at strain (Valsalva maneuver). 2D ultrasound examination was performed introitally with a transvaginal probe (PFS-TV)...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818993/nuclear-medicine-training-what-now
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David A Mankoff, Daniel A Pryma
While the multi-disciplinary nature of nuclear medicine and clinical molecular imaging is a key strength of the specialty, the breadth of disciplines involved in the practice of nuclear medicine creates challenges for education and training. The evolution of nuclear medicine science and technology - and the practice of clinical molecular imaging and theranostics - has created a need for changes in the approach to specialty training. The broader US community of imaging physicians has been slow to accept this change, in good part due to historical divides between the nuclear medicine and radiology communities...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815258/-anterolateral-thigh-flap-for-reconstruction-of-defects-after-en-bloc-resection-of-buccal-cancer-a-retrospective-study-of-23-cases
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Zhi-Yuan Deng, Xiao-Dan Fang, Hao Pan, Yan-Jia Hu, Zhan-Gui Tang
PURPOSE: This study was aimed to observe the effects of anterolateral thigh flap for reconstruction of tissue defects after en bloc resection of buccal cancer. METHODS: Twenty-three patients with soft tissue defects after en bloc resection of buccal cancer underwent simultaneous reconstruction with anterolateral thigh flap from May, 2013 to May, 2015 were observed. Anterolateral thigh flaps were designed and harvested in form of single or multiple islands to restore the defect in buccal region after surgery...
April 2017: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815073/predictive-factors-in-the-evaluation-of-treatment-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-in-patients-with-advanced-esophageal-squamous-cell-cancer
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REVIEW
Claudia Wong, Simon Law
Neoadjuvant therapy before esophagectomy is evidence-based, and is a standard-of-care for locally advanced and operable esophageal cancer. However response to such treatment varies in individual patients, from no clinical response to pathological complete response. It has been consistently shown that a good pathological responses is of prognostic value, but perhaps in the expense of those who do not. It is important to identify suitable predictive factors for response, so that patients are not exposed to potentially harmful chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy without benefits...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814886/a-practical-guide-to-the-handling-and-administration-of-talimogene-laherparepvec-in-europe
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REVIEW
Kevin J Harrington, Olivier Michielin, Josep Malvehy, Isabella Pezzani Grüter, Lorna Grove, Anna Lisa Frauchiger, Reinhard Dummer
Talimogene laherparepvec is a herpes simplex virus-1-based intralesional oncolytic immunotherapy and is the first oncolytic virus to be approved in Europe. It is indicated for the treatment of adults with unresectable melanoma that is regionally or distantly metastatic (stage IIIB, IIIC, and IVM1a) with no bone, brain, lung, or other visceral disease. Talimogene laherparepvec is a genetically modified viral therapy, and its handling needs special attention due to its deep freeze, cold-chain requirements, its potential for viral shedding, and its administration by direct intralesional injection...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814255/current-evidence-on-the-evaluation-and-management-of-fever-without-a-source-in-infants-aged-0-90-days-a-review
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Joyee G Vachani, Kenya McNeal-Trice, Sowdhamini S Wallace
BACKGROUND: Despite development of risk stratification tools decades ago, the best strategy for evaluation and management of young infants with fever without a clear source remains uncertain. OBJECTIVE: To describe the variability in current practice and review recently published evidence in three key areas: inflammatory markers as a tool for risk stratification, impact of viral testing, and optimal observation time on antibiotics. METHODS: Articles were identified using PubMed, Scopus, and Cochrane databases and via experts...
August 16, 2017: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814114/cross-cultural-validation-of-the-falls-efficacy-scale-international-to-assess-concerns-about-falls-among-hungarian-community-living-older-people
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Éva Kovács, Franciska Rozs, Anna Petridisz, Réka Erdős, Eszter Majercsik
PURPOSE: The Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I) is a reliable and valid tool for assessing concerns about falling. Our aims were to translate, culturally adapt, and evaluate the main psychometric characteristics (internal consistency, reproducibility, and convergent construct validity) of the Hungarian version of the FES-I on a sample of community-living older adults. METHODS: After translating and culturally adapting the original scale, 165 community-living older adults (aged 60 years or over) participated in the measurements and filled in the questionnaire...
August 17, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813003/self-assessment-of-antimicrobial-stewardship-in-primary-care-self-reported-practice-using-the-target-primary-care-self-assessment-tool
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Rebecca Owens, Leah Ffion Jones, Michael Moore, Dirk Pilat, Cliodna McNulty
Multifaceted antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) interventions including: antibiotic guidance, reviews of antibiotic use using audits, education, patient facing materials, and self-assessment, are successful in improving antimicrobial use. We aimed to measure the self-reported AMS activity of staff completing a self-assessment tool (SAT). The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)/Public Health England (PHE) SAT enables participants considering an AMS eLearning course to answer 12 short questions about their AMS activities...
August 16, 2017: Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812844/clinician-perspectives-of-barriers-to-effective-implementation-of-a-rapid-response-system-in-an-academic-health-centre-a-focus-group-study
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John Rihari-Thomas, Michelle DiGiacomo, Jane Phillips, Phillip Newton, Patricia M Davidson
BACKGROUND: Systemic and structural issues of rapid response system (RRS) models can hinder implementation. This study sought to understand the ways in which acute care clinicians (physicians and nurses) experience and negotiate care for deteriorating patients within the RRS. METHODS: Physicians and nurses working within an Australian academic health centre within a jurisdictional-based model of clinical governance participated in focus group interviews. Verbatim transcripts were analysed using thematic content analysis...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812471/effectiveness-and-tolerability-of-parenteral-testosterone-undecanoate-a-post-marketing-surveillance-study
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Jan Wolf, Dieter Keipert, Heiko Motazedi, Michael Ernst, Joanne Nettleship, Louis Gooren
This observational post-marketing study of parenteral testosterone undecanoate (TU) in a non-selected population aimed to: examine the effectiveness of TU as treatment of hypogonadism; record adverse drug reactions (ADR) quantitatively particularly regarding polycythemia, prostate safety and cardiovascular-related metabolic risk factors; and verify whether recommended injection intervals apply to routine clinical practice. Eight hundred and seventy subjects from 259 outpatient units scheduled to visit the clinic six times were included...
August 16, 2017: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810273/-nursing-internship-internal-medicine-evaluation-and-influences-on-the-attitude-towards-the-specialization
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Janine Wirkner, Sylvia Stracke, Anja Lange, Thomas Dabers, Harry Merk, Richard Kasch
Background German medical students have to perform a nursery internship of three month duration. While this internship is widely discussed, there is a lack of student evaluation data. Objectives Here, for the first time, student evaluation of a nursery internship in internal medicine (IM) is investigated. Moreover, the question was raised, whether the early experience during this internship may influence students' attitude towards the specialty. Methods In a nation-wide online-survey, 767 German medical students (mean age 22...
August 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809992/international-dermatology-outcome-measures-ideom-group-2016-new-york-meeting-meeting-summary-and-data-from-the-psoriasis-working-group
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Lourdes M Perez-Chada, Sanminder Singh, Kristina Callis-Duffin, Amit Garg, Alice B Gottlieb, John Latella, April W Armstrong, Joseph F Merola
<p>The International Dermatology Outcome Measures (IDEOM) Group was established to develop validated and standardized patient-centered outcome measures in dermatology that meet the needs of stakeholders and can be used in clinical practice as well as clinical research. At this meeting, we aimed to define the final core domain set to be assessed in psoriasis clinical research and to identify which of the current psoriasis assessment instruments appropriately address those domains. Specifically, we sought to ascertain stakeholder input on domain match and feasibility of multiple psoriasis instruments...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809868/-criminal-liability-in-case-of-medical-acts-considered-to-be-incompetent-article-6-of-the-new-italian-law-8-march-2017-n-24
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Lorenzo Renzulli
In Italy, Law n. 24 of 8 March 2017, Article 6, introduces in the current criminal code, Article 590 sexies entitled "Medical liability in case of death and personal lesions", which follows article 590 quinquies. The new article states that a healthcare professional who has acted in accordance with guidelines approved by the National Health Institute or, if no such guidelines exist, in accordance with good clinical practices, is not criminally liable in case of death or personal lesions due to actions that could be considered to be incompetent...
May 2017: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809824/creation-and-transplantation-of-an-adipose-derived-stem-cell-asc-sheet-in-a-diabetic-wound-healing-model
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Yuka Kato, Takanori Iwata, Kaoru Washio, Toshiyuki Yoshida, Hozue Kuroda, Shunichi Morikawa, Mariko Hamada, Kazuki Ikura, Nobuyuki Kaibuchi, Masayuki Yamato, Teruo Okano, Yasuko Uchigata
Artificial skin has achieved considerable therapeutic results in clinical practice. However, artificial skin treatments for wounds in diabetic patients with impeded blood flow or with large wounds might be prolonged. Cell-based therapies have appeared as a new technique for the treatment of diabetic ulcers, and cell-sheet engineering has improved the efficacy of cell transplantation. A number of reports have suggested that adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs), a type of mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC), exhibit therapeutic potential due to their relative abundance in adipose tissue and their accessibility for collection when compared to MSCs from other tissues...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809639/the-effect-of-incorrect-foot-placement-on-the-accuracy-of-radiographic-measurements-of-the-hallux-valgus-and-inter-metatarsal-angles-for-treating-hallux-valgus
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E Kuyucu, H H Ceylan, S Surucu, I Erdil, A Kara, B G Gulenc, M Bulbul, M Erdil
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Accurate radiographic measurements are crucial in treating hallux valgus (HV). This three-dimensional deformity should not be evaluated from one joint on one plane. However, in practice, surgeons measure the deformity only on transverse dorsoplantar radiographs. We determined the amount of error associated with positioning the foot incorrectly on radiographs. MATERIAL AND METHODS To simulate incorrect positions of the foot in radiographic evaluation, we designed an angled device that can move in transverse and frontal plane...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808811/construction-and-biocompatibility-of-a-thin-type-i-ii-collagen-composite-scaffold
#17
Long Han, Zhong-Wen Zhang, Bo-He Wang, Zhen-Kun Wen
Articular cartilage injury is a common type of damage observed in clinical practice. A matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implant was developed to repair articular cartilage as an advancement on the autologous chondrocyte implant procedure. Here, we establish a thin double layer of collagen as a novel and effective bioscaffold for the regeneration of cartilaginous lesions. We created a collagen membrane with double layers using a cover slip, a cover slip, and the collagen was then freeze-dried under vacuum...
August 14, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808733/-basic-principles-signaling-pathways-and-checkpoints
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REVIEW
M Preusser
Immune checkpoint inhibitors have shown significant antitumor activity and good tolerability in a number of cancer types and have entered the everyday oncological practice. This article briefly summarizes the mode of action of immune checkpoint inhibitors to provide a basis for the understanding of their clinical activity, radiological response patterns and adverse event profile.
August 14, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808574/anastomosing-haemangioma-of-liver-a-case-report
#19
Xiuhua Peng, Jin Li, Zonghui Liang
Anastomosing haemangioma (AH) is a recently described, unusual variant of capillary hemangioma that appears to be unique to the genitourinary system, with a particular proclivity for the kidney. AH is a subtype of capillary haemangioma, which is rarely encountered in clinical practice, particularly in the liver. We herein present the case of a 57-year-old woman with an incidental finding on magnetic resonance imaging of a local lesion in the liver, sized 3.3×3.0 cm. The patient underwent hepatectomy with a good postoperative recovery...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808077/gps-knowledge-use-and-confidence-in-national-physical-activity-and-health-guidelines-and-tools-a-questionnaire-based-survey-of-general-practice-in-england
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Robin Chatterjee, Tim Chapman, Mike Gt Brannan, Justin Varney
BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) brief advice in health care is effective at getting individuals active. It has been suggested that one in four people would be more active if advised by a GP or nurse, but as many as 72% of GPs do not discuss the benefits of physical activity with patients. AIM: To assess the knowledge, use, and confidence in national PA and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) health guidelines and tools among GPs in England. DESIGN AND SETTING: Online questionnaire-based survey of selfselecting GPs in England that took place over a 10-day period in March 2016...
August 14, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
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