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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176663/gsk3%C3%AE-5-flanking-dna-methylation-and-expression-in-alzheimer-s-disease-patients
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Vincenzina Nicolia, Viviana Ciraci, Rosaria A Cavallaro, Isidre Ferrer, Sigfrido Scarpa, Andrea Fuso
BACKGROUND: The GSK3β has been associated to pathological functions in neurodegenerative diseases. This kinase is involved in hyperphosphorylation of microtubule-associated tau protein, leading to aggregation andformation of NFTs.It has clearly been shown that GSK3β is regulated at post-translational level: phosphorylation at Tyr216 activates kinase while phosphorylation at Ser9 is essential to inhibit its activity. OBJECTIVES: At present, there are contradictory findings about the possibility that GSK3β may be regulated at gene level...
February 3, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169860/a-rare-complete-metacarpal-pseudoepiphysis-in-a-teenager-with-a-scaphoid-fracture
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Rachel B Geffen, Ricardo E Colberg
A 13-yr-old adolescent boy presented with wrist pain after falling off a scooter onto his outstretched hand. Radiographs revealed a nondisplaced hairline fracture of the scaphoid bone and an irregular radiolucent line in the proximal metaphysis of the second metacarpal bone, consistent with an anomalous growth plate, or complete pseudoepiphysis. Complete pseudoepiphysis is a rare finding, with only a few cases reported. Learning about the common locations of growth plates and the radiographic differences between normal, injured, and anomalous growth plates can help decrease physician error and improve patient outcomes...
February 6, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167867/hip-resurfacing-international-perspectives-review-article
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Julien Girard
BACKGROUND: The hip resurfacing concept was developed for young and active patients, especially for femoral bone stock preservation. However, concerns about metal-on-metal bearings with adverse reactions to metal debris have led to a drop off in hip-resurfacing procedures. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: The goal of this review is to evaluate our current knowledge of survivorship of second-generation hip resurfacing devices and elaborate international perspectives for product improvement...
February 2017: HSS Journal: the Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153639/parkinson-s-disease-alters-multisensory-perception-insights-from-the-rubber-hand-illusion
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Catherine Ding, Colin J Palmer, Jakob Hohwy, George J Youssef, Bryan Paton, Naotsugu Tsuchiya, Julie C Stout, Dominic Thyagarajan
BACKGROUND: Manipulation of multisensory integration induces illusory perceptions of body ownership. Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), a neurodegenerative disorder characterised by striatal dopamine deficiency, are prone to illusions and hallucinations and have sensory deficits. Dopaminergic treatment also aggravates hallucinations in PD. Whether multisensory integration in body ownership is altered by PD is unexplored. OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of dopamine neurotransmission on illusory perceptions of body ownership...
January 31, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152762/ro-ils-radiation-oncology-incident-learning-system-data-trends-2014-2015
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Eric C Ford, Nadine L Eads, Ksenija Kapetanovic, Cindy Tomlinson
: 59 Background: Incident learning is one of the most effective ways to improve quality care. To facilitate patient safety improvement at a national level, American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) launched RO-ILS: Radiation Oncology Incident Learning System in June 2014. RO-ILS mission is to facilitate safer and higher quality care through a shared learning environment that is secure and non-punitive. METHODS: To ensure the security and protection of data, ASTRO contracted with Clarity PSO, a federally-certified patient safety organization that operates under the auspices of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152685/optimizing-discharge-teaching-process-to-increase-the-efficiency-and-effectiveness-of-the-follow-up-call
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Gina Aranzamendez, Beverly A Hayes, Kavita Pathak, Duke Rohe, Valerie Haywood
: 226 Background: Patients undergoing complex oncologic operations are at high risk for perioperative complications associated with adverse effects on quality of life, costs and overall outcomes. Complications within 30 days of discharge are most commonly identified during first 48-72 hours post-discharge. Telephone follow-up can provide a safety net and is part of a larger discharge teaching process. Initial review of the current follow up processes underscored many variations. An interdisciplinary team was tasked to optimize discharge processes across the continuum of care which leads to a more efficient follow-up call encounter...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126499/bacillus-calmette-guerin-improves-local-and-systemic-response-to-radiotherapy-in-invasive-bladder-cancer
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Barbara Prack Mc Cormick, Denise Belgorosky, Yanina Langle, Natalia Balarino, Eduardo Sandes, Ana María Eiján
BACKGROUND: A key factor contributing to radio-resistance in conservative invasive bladder cancer (BCa) treatment is tumor hypoxia and a strategy to overcome it is to trigger the production of nitric oxide (NO). On the other hand, ionizing radiation (IR) applied to a primary tumor can induce immunogenic cell death which may set off a cytotoxic immune response against the primary tumor and its metastasis. PURPOSE: To study in vitro and in vivo, the role of BCG as a local sensitizer to overcome hypoxia-associated radio-resistance through the production of NO, and as an immune-stimulator to be used in combination with IR to generate a local tumor vaccine for invasive BCa treatment...
January 23, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119796/distal-radius-fractures-do-not-displace-following-splint-or-cast-removal-in-the-acute-postreduction-period-a-prospective-observational-study
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Brock D Foster, Lakshmanan Sivasundaram, Nathanael Heckmann, William C Pannell, Ram K Alluri, Alidad Ghiassi
Background Displacement of distal radius fractures has been previously described in the literature; however, little is known about fracture displacement following splint or cast removal at the initial clinic visit following reduction and immobilization. Purpose The purpose of this study was to evaluate risk factors for fracture displacement following splint or cast removal and physical examination in the acute postinjury period. Methods All patients with a closed distal radius fracture who presented to our orthopedic hand clinic within 3 weeks of injury were prospectively enrolled in our study...
February 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109908/potential-role-of-metronomic-chemotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-esophageal-and-gastroesophageal-cancer
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Vanita Noronha, Vijay M Patil, Amit Joshi, Anuradha Chougule, Shripad Banavali, Kumar Prabhash
Patients with esophagogastric cancer have poor prognoses in spite of the best available therapies. Patients are debilitated and may not tolerate, or may progress, on standard cytotoxic chemotherapy regimens. Metronomic chemotherapy is an attractive treatment option due to its very low reported toxicity, modest efficacy, low cost and ease of administration. Capecitabine is the most common drug used in metronomic scheduling; other drugs include cyclophosphamide and paclitaxel. Dosing of capecitabine can range from 1000 mg orally daily for 4 weeks on and 1 week off to a continuous dosing schedule of 1500 mg orally daily...
January 18, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106651/evaluating-the-impact-of-intraoperative-surgical-team-handoffs-on-patient-outcomes
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Lauren E Giugale, Sarah Sears, Erin S Lavelle, Charelle M Carter-Brooks, Michael Bonidie, Jonathan P Shepherd
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the impact of intraoperative personnel handoffs on clinical outcomes in patients undergoing minimally invasive sacrocolpopexy (SCP). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed SCPs performed at an academic center between 2009 and 2014. We analyzed the number of staff handoffs, defined as any instance a scrub technician (tech) or circulating nurse handed off responsibility for a break or shift change. Outcomes included operative (OR) time and composite variables for major complications (conversion to an open procedure, bladder injury, bowel injury, blood transfusion, infection, ileus, bowel obstruction, readmission, or mesh complication) and prolapse recurrence (prolapse at or beyond the hymen or retreatment)...
January 18, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106463/long-term-results-after-arthroscopic-repair-of-isolated-subscapularis-tears
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Gernot Seppel, Johannes E Plath, Christopher Völk, Wolfgang Seiberl, Stefan Buchmann, Simone Waldt, Andreas B Imhoff, Sepp Braun
BACKGROUND: Although some reports have presented short- to midterm results after arthroscopic repair of isolated subscapularis (SSC) tendon tears, long-term evaluation is still lacking. HYPOTHESIS: Long-term results after arthroscopic repair of isolated SSC tears are comparable with the functional and radiological short- to midterm outcomes described in the literature. STUDY DESIGN: Case series, Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: This study assessed 17 patients (5 females and 12 males; mean age, 45...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103904/safety-and-efficacy-of-fruquintinib-in-patients-with-previously-treated-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-a-phase-ib-study-and-a-randomized-double-blind-phase-ii-study
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Rui-Hua Xu, Jin Li, Yuxian Bai, Jianming Xu, Tianshu Liu, Lin Shen, Liwei Wang, Hongming Pan, Junning Cao, Dongsheng Zhang, Songhua Fan, Ye Hua, Weiguo Su
BACKGROUND: To assess the efficacy and safety of fruquintinib, a vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) inhibitor, in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients. METHODS: A phase Ib open-label study and phase II randomized, placebo-controlled trial compared the efficacy of fruquintinib plus best supportive care (BSC) with placebo plus BSC in mCRC patients with ≥2 lines of prior therapies. The primary endpoint was progression-free survival (PFS)...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100899/effectiveness-of-computed-tomography-attenuation-values-in-characterization-of-pericardial-effusion
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Mehmet Serkan Çetin, Elif Hande Özcan Çetin, Mustafa Özdemir, Serkan Topaloğlu, Dursun Aras, Ahmet Temizhan, Sinan Aydoğdu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of computed tomography (CT) attenuation values in the characterization of pericardial effusion. METHODS: This study consisted of 96 patients with pericardial effusion who underwent pericardiocentesis. For further diagnostic evaluation of pericardial effusion, all the patients were assessed by thorax CT. CT attenuation values were measured from at least 5 different areas of pericardial fluid by specifying the largest region of interest...
January 17, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097858/-the-current-status-of-patient-safety-in-argentina-cross-sectional-study
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Lucrecia Arpí, Néstor D Panattieri, Cristina Godio, Verónica Sabio Paz, Nora Dackiewicz
BACKGROUND: Patient safety is a priority for healthcare organizations. For the PRONAP´s 2013 final exam, the Quality & Patient Safety Subcommittee and the PRONAP managers designed a survey to be answered by pediatrician students nationwide. It was destined to evaluate attitudes, practices and safety conditions in which they worked. AIM: To assess the current state of practices in patient safety. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Setting and sample: PRONAP students (7,438 pediatrician nationwide) who answered 2013 final exam...
1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095553/evaluation-of-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-a-low-fluence-picopulsed-alexandrite-laser-in-a-pico-toning-technique-with-a-diffractive-lens-optic-for-the-treatment-of-photodamage-and-textural-improvement-in-off-the-face-applications
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Raminder Saluja
BACKGROUND: The diffractive optic coupled with a picosecond pulsed alexandrite laser has been shown to effectively minimize pigmen- tation while improving the appearance of textural irregularities and rhytides. We evaluated the safety and ef cacy of the diffractive optic laser treatment for off of the face applications including the hands and décolletage in a pico-toning technique. STUDY: 20 healthy female patients (40-70 years of age) were treated with a picosecond pulsed alexandrite laser with a diffractive lens...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071867/identifying-effective-nurse-led-care-transition-interventions-for-older-adults-with-complex-needs-using-a-structured-expert-panel
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Lianne Jeffs, Kerry Kuluski, Madelyn Law, Marianne Saragosa, Sherry Espin, Ella Ferris, Jane Merkley, Brenda Dusek, Monika Kastner, Chaim M Bell
BACKGROUND: Nursing plays a central role in facilitating care transitions for complex older adults, yet there is no consensus of the components of nurse-led care transitions interventions to facilitate high quality care transitions among complex older adults. A structured expert panel was established with the purpose of identifying effective nurse-led care transition interventions. METHODS: A modified Delphi consensus technique based on the RAND method was employed...
January 10, 2017: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052634/treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-b-infection-2017
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REVIEW
Guo-Feng Chen, Cheng Wang, George Lau
Since the registration of the first effective nucleoside analogue against the hepatitis B virus almost two decades ago, major progress has been made in the management of chronic hepatitis B infection. However, hepatitis B-related morbidity and mortality remain a major global health threat. This is partly due to the escalating costs and the decrease in compliance related to the need for prolonged therapy for most patients who cannot be "cured". New biomarkers such as quantitative hepatitis B surface antigen might help to determine if hepatitis B e antigen negative patients can be taken off nucleos(t)ide analogues...
January 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045940/applying-the-integrated-practice-unit-concept-to-a-modified-virtual-ward-model-of-care-for-patients-at-highest-risk-of-readmission-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lian Leng Low, Shu Yun Tan, Matthew Joo Ming Ng, Wei Yi Tay, Lee Beng Ng, Kanchana Balasubramaniam, Rachel Marie Towle, Kheng Hock Lee
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence from the virtual ward care model showed that multidisciplinary case management are inadequate to reduce readmissions or death for high risk patients. There is consensus that interventions should encompass both pre-hospital discharge and post-discharge transitional care to be effective. Integrated practice units (IPU) had been proposed as an approach of restructuring the organization and work processes of multidisciplinary teams to achieve value in healthcare...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042127/longterm-beneficial-effect-of-canakinumab-in-colchicine-resistant-familial-mediterranean-fever
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Katerina Laskari, Panagiota Boura, George N Dalekos, Alexandros Garyfallos, Dimitrios Karokis, Dimitrios Pikazis, Loukas Settas, Grigoris Skarantavos, Elena Tsitsami, Petros P Sfikakis
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of the interleukin-1β (IL-1β) inhibitor canakinumab in all adolescent and adult patients with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) identified from the Greek National Registry for off-label drug use between 2010 and 2015. METHODS: In this retrospective longitudinal outcome study, clinical and laboratory data were collected from 14 patients (7 men) aged median 38.5 years (range 13-70), with median disease duration of 14 years, and active FMF despite colchicine (n = 9) or both colchicine and anakinra (n = 5)...
January 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040386/evaluation-of-new-two-thumb-chest-compression-technique-for-infant-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-performed-by-novice-physicians-a-randomized-crossover-manikin-trial
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Jacek Smereka, Lukasz Szarpak, Adam Smereka, Steve Leung, Kurt Ruetzler
BACKGROUND: The impact of high-quality chest compressions during CPR for the patients' outcome is undisputed, as it is essential for maintaining vital organ perfusion. The aim of our study is to compare the quality of chest compression (CC) and ventilation among the two current standard techniques with our novel "nTTT" technique in infant CPR. METHODS: In this randomized crossover, manikin trial, participants performed CCs using three techniques in a randomized sequence: standard two finger technique (TFT); standard two thumb technique (TTHT), and the 'new two-thumb technique' (nTTT)...
December 19, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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