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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109090/-three-dimensional-versus-two-dimensional-imaging-systems-in-laparoscopic-radical-prostatectomy-for-prostate-cancer-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Kai-Qiang Tang, Shi-Yu Pang, Ji-Ming Bao, Cheng-Yong Lei, Wan-Long Tan
OBJECTIVE: To compare the perioperative, functional and oncologic outcomes of patients with prostate cancer receiving laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) using three-dimensional (3D) versus two-dimensional (2D) imaging systems. METHODS: From February, 2014 to January 2016, 72 consecutive patients with clinically localized prostate cancer underwent LRP with 2D or 3D imaging systems performed by a single experienced surgeon. The baseline characteristics, perioperative data, and functional and oncologic outcomes of the patients were collected and analyzed...
January 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108591/quit-attempts-and-smoking-cessation-in-italian-adults-25-64-years-factors-associated-with-attempts-and-successes
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Alessandro Coppo, Sandro Baldissera, Alessandro Migliardi, Valentina Minardi, Elisa Quarchioni, Gianluigi Ferrante, Alberto Dal Molin, Fabrizio Faggiano
BACKGROUND: Over the past 50 years there was a substantial decrease in the prevalence of smoking in Italy. The objective of this work is to describe attempts to quit and cessation success in Italian smokers. METHODS: A surveillance on health-related behaviors (PASSI) was conducted in 2007 -: 13 on a sample of 203 610 Italian adults 25 -: 64 years of age. An analysis of smokers' characteristics and behaviors was performed, focusing on attempts to quit and quit success...
January 19, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108563/patient-management-in-aortic-arch-surgery%C3%A2
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REVIEW
Sven Peterss, Maximilian Pichlmaier, Alexander Curtis, Maximilian Luehr, Frank Born, Christian Hagl
SummaryAortic arch surgery requires complex patient management beyond the manual replacement of the diseased vessel. These procedures include (i) a thorough and pathologically adjusted preoperative evaluation, (ii) initiation and control of cardiopulmonary bypass, (iii) cerebral protection strategies and (iv) techniques to protect the abdominal end organs during prolonged operations. Due to the complexity of aortic arch procedures, multimodal real-time surveillance is required during all stages of the operation...
January 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108199/freedom-from-infection-confirming-interruption-of-malaria-transmission
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REVIEW
Gillian Stresman, Angus Cameron, Chris Drakeley
The global reductions in disease burden and the continued spread of drug and insecticide resistance make malaria elimination both viable and imperative, although this may be more easily achieved in some settings compared to others. Whilst the focus has been on optimal approaches to achieve elimination, less attention has been paid to how to measure the absence of malaria. Measuring the absence of transmission poses a specific challenge in that it involves proving a negative. The concept of freedom from infection, routinely used in veterinary epidemiology, can provide quantitative and reproducible estimates that, if infections were present above a predefined (low) threshold, they would be detected with a known uncertainty...
January 17, 2017: Trends in Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108142/identifying-mronj-affected-bone-with-digital-fusion-of-functional-imaging-fi-and-cone-beam-computed-tomography-cbct-case-reports-and-hypothesis
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Gayathri Subramanian, Evelyne Kalyoussef, Meredith Blitz-Goldstein, Jessenia Guerrero, Nasrin Ghesani, Samuel Y P Quek
Surgical debridement of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) lesions is far less predictable than lesion resection. Margins for surgical debridement are guided by surrogate markers of bone viability, such as bleeding and bone fluorescence, which limit debridement to visibly necrotic bone. In contrast, surgical resection is extensive, including a substantial portion of surrounding bone. The concept that the MRONJ lesion is a composite of affected but viable ("compromised") and necrotic bone is supported by histopathological data...
November 28, 2016: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107881/a-census-to-determine-the-prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-caprine-arthritis-encephalitis-virus-and-visna-maedi-virus-in-the-swiss-goat-population
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B Thomann, L C Falzon, G Bertoni, H R Vogt, G Schüpbach-Regula, I Magouras
In Switzerland, viruses belonging to two different phylogenetic groups of small ruminant lentiviruses (SRLV) are currently circulating: the caprine arthritis-encephalitis virus (CAEV) and visna/maedi virus (VMV). In the past two decades, a mandatory national control program has led to a very low prevalence of seropositivity, while completely eliminating CAE as a clinical manifestation. However, in order to reduce the high costs and effort associated with this program, adjustments based on the most recent epidemiological knowledge are needed...
February 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107873/situation-analysis-of-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-in-an-endemic-area-south-of-iran
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Mansour Nazari, Saman Nazari, Ahmad Ali Hanafi-Bojd, Ali Najafi, Sasan Nazari
OBJECTIVE: To update current situation of the cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) in Kazerun County, southwest of Iran and to analyse the epidemiological aspects of the disease during 2005-2015. METHODS: Data on CL were obtained from the Health Center of Kazerun County, and then were analysed and mapped using SPSS and Arc GIS 10.3. RESULTS: A total of 700 cases of CL were recorded during the study period with an overall decreasing trend from 2005 to 2015...
January 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107858/serodiagnosis-of-asymptomatic-dengue-infection
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REVIEW
Supawat Chatchen, Arunee Sabchareon, Chukiat Sirivichayakul
Dengue virus (DENV) is a mosquito-transmitted virus that is expanding across the world. The incidence of dengue infection, especially severe disease, has been increasing. DENV consist of 4 serotypes of single stranded RNA viruses (D1-D4) in the genus Flavivirus, family Flaviviridae. Majority of dengue infections are asymptomatic cases, which cause difficulty in disease control and are important in dengue surveillance. There is still no gold standard to diagnose asymptomatic dengue infection. Plaque reduction neutralization test (PRNT) has been developed for many purposes such as immunological study, clinical study, vaccine trial and is currently the most sensitive and specific method for serological surveillance...
January 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107765/lower-adenoma-miss-rate-with-fuse-vs-conventional-colonoscopy-with-proximal-retroflexion-a-randomized-back-to-back-trial
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Ioannis S Papanikolaou, Periklis Apostolopoulos, Georgios Tziatzios, Erasmia Vlachou, Athanasios D Sioulas, Dimitrios Polymeros, Andreas Karameris, Ioannis Panayiotides, Georgios Alexandrakis, George D Dimitriadis, Konstantinos Triantafyllou
Background and study aims Full-spectrum colonoscopy (FSC) promises to increase adenoma detection by providing a wider field of view. The aim of this study was to compare adenoma miss rates of FSC with those of conventional colonoscopy complemented by right-colon re-examination using scope retroflexion (CC/R). Patients and methods At two tertiary endoscopy facilities, patients who were scheduled for colonoscopy for the assessment of symptoms or for colorectal cancer screening/surveillance were randomized (1:1) to undergo same-day, back-to-back colonoscopies (FSC or CC/R first), performed by one of five endoscopists who had documented adenoma detection rates > 35 %...
January 20, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107734/patient-and-medical-barriers-preclude-uptake-of-tamoxifen-preventative-therapy-in-women-with-a-strong-family-history
#10
Anita R Skandarajah, Susan Thomas, Kylie Shackleton, Laura Chin-Lenn, Geoffrey J Lindeman, G Bruce Mann
AIMS: To assess the eligibility, uptake and impediments to tamoxifen use in high-risk women attending a risk management clinic due to family history. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients with a germline mutation in a cancer predisposing gene or at high genetic risk (based on family history) attending a Breast and Ovarian cancer risk management clinic from February 2014 to May 2015 received both verbal and written evidence-based information on preventive therapy and were recommended to consider endocrine prevention if not contraindicated...
January 17, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107644/synergism-of-dam-muth-and-muts-in-methylation-directed-mismatch-repair-in-escherichia-coli
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Changkun Hu, Yunqi Zhao, Huiyun Sun, Yixin Yang
DNA mismatch repair (MMR) is a critical mutation surveillance system for recognizing and repairing erroneous insertion, deletion, and disincorporation of base. Major components of mismatch repair system consist of MutH, MutL, and MutS. Dam methylates adenine to distinguish newly synthesized daughter strands from the parent strands. Employing a tyrosine-auxotrophic E. coli FX-11 strain, the mutation frequency can be determined by the number of tyrosine revertants and the cell viability of FX-11 with deficiencies in dam and mismatch repair proteins...
January 6, 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107602/evaluation-of-a-24-gene-signature-for-prognosis-of-metastatic-events-and-prostate-cancer-specific-mortality
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Kathryn L Pellegrini, Martin G Sanda, Dattatraya Patil, Qi Long, María Santiago-Jiménez, Mandeep Takhar, Nicholas Erho, Kasra Yousefi, Elai Davicioni, Eric A Klein, Robert B Jenkins, R Jeffrey Karnes, Carlos S Moreno
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prognostic potential of Sig24 for identifying prostate cancer patients at risk of developing metastases or experiencing PCSM following radical prostatectomy. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Sig24 scores were calculated from previously collected gene expression microarray data from the Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic (I and II). The performance of Sig24 was determined using time-dependent c-index analysis, Cox proportional hazards regression and Kaplan-Meier survival analysis...
January 20, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107600/the-predictive-and-prognostic-role-of-serum-neopterin-and-tryptophan-breakdown-in-prostate-cancer
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Renate Pichler, Josef Fritz, Isabel Heidegger, Eberhard Steiner, Zoran Culig, Helmut Klocker, Dietmar Fuchs
The Interferon-gamma induced enzymes indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase and GTP-cylohydrolase are key players in tumor immune escape mechanisms. We quantified serum levels of neopterin and tryptophan breakdown (tryptophan, kynurenine and kynurenine-to-tryptophan ratio) in addition to prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in newly diagnosed prostate cancer (PCa) patients (n=100) before radical prostatectomy (RP) as well as at time of biochemical recurrence (BCR) after RP (n=50) in comparison to healthy men (n=49). Effects of biomarkers on the risk of PCa diagnosis on transrectal biopsy, worse histopathological characteristics of the RP specimens and cancer-specific survival (CSS) after BCR were investigated...
January 20, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107444/epidemiological-and-clinical-features-of-brucellosis-in-the-country-of-georgia
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Tamar Akhvlediani, Christian T Bautista, Natalia Garuchava, Lia Sanodze, Nora Kokaia, Lile Malania, Nazibrola Chitadze, Ketevan Sidamonidze, Robert G Rivard, Matthew J Hepburn, Mikeljon P Nikolich, Paata Imnadze, Nino Trapaidze
BACKGROUND: Brucellosis is an endemic disease in the country of Georgia. According to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health of Georgia (NCDC), the average annual number of brucellosis cases was 161 during 2008-2012. However, the true number of cases is thought to be higher due to underreporting. The aim of this study was to provide current epidemiological and clinical information and evaluate diagnostic methods used for brucellosis in Georgia. METHODOLOGY: Adult patients were eligible for participation if they met the suspected or probable case definition for brucellosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107412/nasal-carriage-of-staphylococcus-aureus-among-children-in-the-ashanti-region-of-ghana
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Daniel Eibach, Michael Nagel, Benedikt Hogan, Clinton Azuure, Ralf Krumkamp, Denise Dekker, Mike Gajdiss, Melanie Brunke, Nimako Sarpong, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Jürgen May
BACKGROUND: Nasal carriage with Staphylococcus aureus is a common risk factor for invasive infections, indicating the necessity to monitor prevalent strains, particularly in the vulnerable paediatric population. This surveillance study aims to identify carriage rates, subtypes, antimicrobial susceptibilities and virulence markers of nasal S. aureus isolates collected from children living in the Ashanti region of Ghana. METHODS: Nasal swabs were obtained from children < 15 years of age on admission to the Agogo Presbyterian Hospital between April 2014 and January 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107408/effect-of-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-on-the-sonographic-optic-nerve-sheath-diameter-as-a-surrogate-for-intracranial-pressure-during-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-prostatectomy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
Ji-Hyun Chin, Wook-Jong Kim, Joonho Lee, Yun A Han, Jinwook Lim, Jai-Hyun Hwang, Seong-Sik Cho, Young-Kug Kim
BACKGROUND: Positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) can increase intracranial pressure. Pneumoperitoneum and the Trendelenburg position are associated with an increased intracranial pressure. We investigated whether PEEP ventilation could additionally influence the sonographic optic nerve sheath diameter as a surrogate for intracranial pressure during pneumoperitoneum combined with the Trendelenburg position in patients undergoing robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy. METHODS: After anesthetic induction, 38 patients were randomly allocated to a low tidal volume ventilation (8 ml/kg) without PEEP group (zero end-expiratory pressure [ZEEP] group, n = 19) or low tidal volume ventilation with 8 cmH2O PEEP group (PEEP group, n = 19)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107349/using-breast-cancer-risk-associated-polymorphisms-to-identify-women-for-breast-cancer-chemoprevention
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Elad Ziv, Jeffrey A Tice, Brian Sprague, Celine M Vachon, Steven R Cummings, Karla Kerlikowske
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer can be prevented with selective estrogen receptor modifiers (SERMs) and aromatase inhibitors (AIs). The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends that women with a 5-year breast cancer risk ≥3% consider chemoprevention for breast cancer. More than 70 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have been associated with breast cancer. We sought to determine how to best integrate risk information from SNPs with other risk factors to risk stratify women for chemoprevention...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107347/whole-genome-amplification-and-reduced-representation-genome-sequencing-of-schistosoma-japonicum-miracidia
#18
Jonathan A Shortt, Daren C Card, Drew R Schield, Yang Liu, Bo Zhong, Todd A Castoe, Elizabeth J Carlton, David D Pollock
BACKGROUND: In areas where schistosomiasis control programs have been implemented, morbidity and prevalence have been greatly reduced. However, to sustain these reductions and move towards interruption of transmission, new tools for disease surveillance are needed. Genomic methods have the potential to help trace the sources of new infections, and allow us to monitor drug resistance. Large-scale genotyping efforts for schistosome species have been hindered by cost, limited numbers of established target loci, and the small amount of DNA obtained from miracidia, the life stage most readily acquired from humans...
January 20, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107342/seroprevalence-of-chikungunya-virus-in-a-rural-community-in-brazil
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Rivaldo V Cunha, Karen S Trinta, Camila A Montalbano, Michel V F Sucupira, Maricelia M de Lima, Erenilde Marques, Izilyanne H Romanholi, Julio Croda
BACKGROUND: The emergence of the Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is currently expanding. In 2015, 38,332 cases of Chikungunya were reported to the Brazilian epidemiological surveillance system. Eighteen months after notification of the first case in the city of Feira de Santana, we conducted the first serosurvey to define the magnitude of transmission in a rural community in Brazil. METHODOLOGY/MAIN FINDINGS: The serosurvey was conducted in a random sample of 450 residences in the Chapada district, located 100 kilometers from Feira de Santana...
January 20, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107324/symptom-burden-experiences-of-puerto-rican-men-with-prostate-cancer-prior-to-external-beam-radiation-therapy
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Velda J Gonzalez, Susan C McMillan, Maureen Groer, Segundo Imbert, Elsa Pedro
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men in Puerto Rico, and external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) is a popular treatment. Although symptom management is a clinical priority of comprehensive oncology care, symptom assessment at the time of primary or adjuvant EBRT has received limited attention. OBJECTIVES: This article examines the prevalence and severity of symptoms experienced by 54 Puerto Rican men prior to EBRT. METHODS: Participants completed a demographic form and the MD Anderson Symptom Inventory...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
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