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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650247/burden-of-alcohol-abuse-or-dependence-among-long-term-opioid-users-with-chronic-noncancer-pain
#1
Pamela B Landsman-Blumberg, Nathaniel Katz, Kavita Gajria, Anna D Coutinho, Paul P Yeung, Richard White
BACKGROUND: Substance abuse disorders among chronic noncancer pain (CNCP) patients add to the clinical challenges and economic burden of caring for such patients. Despite potential risks, some CNCP patients with a history of alcohol abuse or dependence (AAD) and pain that is refractory to nonopioid treatment options may still need opioids for pain management. However, there is a lack of data on adverse outcomes in long-term opioid users with CNCP and a history of substance abuse or AAD disorders...
July 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648866/cytokines-in-immunogenic-cell-death-applications-for-cancer-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
Anne Showalter, Arati Limaye, Jeremiah L Oyer, Robert Igarashi, Christina Kittipatarin, Alicja J Copik, Annette R Khaled
Despite advances in treatments like chemotherapy and radiotherapy, metastatic cancer remains a leading cause of death for cancer patients. While many chemotherapeutic agents can efficiently eliminate cancer cells, long-term protection against cancer is not achieved and many patients experience cancer recurrence. Mobilizing and stimulating the immune system against tumor cells is one of the most effective ways to protect against cancers that recur and/or metastasize. Activated tumor specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) can seek out and destroy metastatic tumor cells and reduce tumor lesions...
June 22, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648355/impact-of-age-and-sex-on-survival-and-causes-of-death-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Jose Maria Oliver, Pastora Gallego, Ana Elvira Gonzalez, Diego Garcia-Hamilton, Pablo Avila, Andres Alonso, Jose Ruiz-Cantador, Rafael Peinado, Raquel Yotti, Francisco Fernandez-Aviles
BACKGROUND: The impact of gender and aging on relative survival and causes of death in adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) are not well known. METHODS: Single center observational longitudinal study of 3311 consecutive ACHD (50.5% males) followed up to 25years. Patients were divided by the age at last follow-up into three groups: <40, 40-65 and >65years old. Their vital status was verified by crosschecking the Spanish National Death Index. Regression model for relative survival from reference population was performed...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644946/effectiveness-of-corticosteroid-injections-for-treatment-of-de-quervain-s-tenosynovitis
#4
Jinhee K Oh, Susan Messing, Ollivier Hyrien, Warren C Hammert
BACKGROUND: Although surgery can provide definitive treatment for de Quervain's tenosynovitis, nonoperative treatment could be preferable if symptoms are predictably relieved. We sought to determine the effectiveness of corticosteroid injections as treatment for de Quervain's tenosynovitis and to evaluate patient characteristics as predictors of treatment outcome. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted using our institutional database International Classification of Disease, version 9 (ICD-9) code list for de Quervain's tenosynovitis...
July 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643860/subcutaneous-defibrillators-for-dialysis-patients
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REVIEW
Tushar J Vachharajani, Loay Salman, Eric J Costanzo, Sushil K Mehandru, Mayurkumar Patel, Dawn M Calderon, Roy O Mathew, Mandeep S Sidhu, Arif Asif
Defibrillation can be successfully provided by the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) without the leads. In contrast, traditional ICDs require leads that can cause central venous stenosis, lead-induced endocarditis, and carry the risk of tricuspid regurgitation by valve adhesion, perforation, coaptation interference, or entanglement. Central venous stenosis, infection, and tricuspid regurgitation are all critically important considerations in hemodialysis patients. Recent reports are supporting the use of subcutaneous ICDs in renal patients maintained on long-term hemodialysis...
June 23, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636072/using-chief-complaint-in-addition-to-diagnosis-codes-to-identify-falls-in-the-emergency-department
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Brian W Patterson, Maureen A Smith, Michael D Repplinger, Michael S Pulia, James E Svenson, Michael K Kim, Manish N Shah
OBJECTIVES: To compare incidence of falls in an emergency department (ED) cohort using a traditional International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) code-based scheme and an expanded definition that included chief complaint information and to examine the clinical characteristics of visits "missed" in the ICD-9-based scheme. DESIGN: Retrospective electronic record review. SETTING: Academic medical center ED. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 65 and older seen in the ED between January 1, 2013, and September 30, 2015...
June 21, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621934/tqopen-n-n-n-n-tetrakis-2-quinolylmethyl-3-oxa-1-5-pentanediamine-family-as-heptadentate-fluorescent-cd-2-sensors
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Yuji Mikata, Asako Kizu, Kana Nozaki, Hideo Konno, Hiroshi Ono, Shunsuke Mizutani, Shin-Ichiro Sato
A quinoline-based heptadentate ligand, N,N,N',N'-tetrakis(2-quinolylmethyl)-3-oxa-1,5-pentanediamine (TQOPEN), exhibits a fluorescence increase (ICd/I0 = 25, ϕCd = 0.017) at 428 nm upon addition of 1 equiv of Cd(2+). In contrast, 1 equiv of Zn(2+) induces a negligible fluorescence change due to weak interaction (IZn/I0 = 2.5, IZn/ICd = 10%). In comparison with TQOPEN, the thia and aza derivatives TQSPEN and TQNPEN exhibit improved Cd(2+)/Zn(2+) selectivity and higher Cd(2+)-binding affinity, respectively. The solid-state structures of mononuclear Cd(2+) and hydroxide-bridged dinuclear Zn(2+) complexes of TQOPEN were elucidated by X-ray crystallography...
June 16, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619008/trends-in-mortality-rates-by-subtypes-of-heart-disease-in-mississippi-1980-2013
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Vincent L Mendy, Rodolfo Vargas, Marinelle Payton
BACKGROUND: Heart disease (HD) is the leading cause of death among Mississippians. However, trends in mortality rates for HD subtypes in Mississippi have not been adequately described. This study examined trends in mortality rates for HD subtypes among adults in Mississippi from 1980 through 2013. METHODS: We used Mississippi Vital Statistics data to calculate age-specific mortality rates for HD subtypes for Mississippians age 35 and older. Cases were identified via underlying cause of death codes from the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) and Tenth Revision (ICD-10)...
June 15, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617373/-a-psychological-content-of-social-phobia-syndrome
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O A Sagalakova, D V Truevtsev, I Ya Stoyanova
AIM: To perform a psychological analysis of social phobia syndrome. The subject area of research is the structure of mental activity and behavior in social activity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 32 patients with symptoms of social phobia (ICD-10 F40.1) and 29 healthy people (controls). A complex of psychological methods (questionnaires; pathopsychological experiment) was used. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: Early maladaptive schemes and a tendency to mental rigidity can be a premorbid basis of the syndrome...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615017/protocol-for-the-effect-evaluation-of-independent-medical-evaluation-after-six-months-sick-leave-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-independent-medical-evaluation-versus-treatment-as-usual-in-norway
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Elisabeth Husabo, Karin Monstad, Tor Helge Holmås, Irene Oyeflaten, Erik L Werner, Silje Maeland
BACKGROUND: It has been discussed whether the relationship between a patient on sick leave and his/her general practitioner (GP) is too close, as this may hinder the GP's objective evaluation of need for sick leave. Independent medical evaluation involves an independent physician consulting the patient. This could lead to new perspectives on sick leave and how to follow-up the patient. METHODS/DESIGN: The current study is a randomized controlled trial in a Norwegian primary care context, involving an effect evaluation, a cost/benefit analysis, and a qualitative evaluation...
June 14, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607826/socioeconomic-and-regional-differences-in-the-treatment-of-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Sheri K Palejwala, Anand I Rughani, G Michael Lemole, Travis M Dumont
BACKGROUND: Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is the leading cause of spinal cord dysfunction in the world. Surgical treatment is both medically and economically advantageous, and can be achieved through multiple approaches, with or without fusion. We used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database to better elucidate regional and socioeconomic variances in the treatment of CSM. METHODS: The NIS database was queried for elective admissions with a primary diagnosis of CSM (ICD-9 721...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603001/low-lateral-thoracic-site-for-cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-implantation-a-viable-alternative-in-patients-with-limited-access-options-after-infected-device-extraction
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Jackson J Liang, Robert D Schaller, Danesh S Modi, Andres Enriquez, Gregory E Supple, Joshua M Cooper
BACKGROUND: Device reimplantation after extraction due to cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) infection in pacemaker-dependent patients can be challenging in patients with limited access options. OBJECTIVE: We describe a straight-forward, low lateral thoracic implantation technique for patients with a patent axillary vein but unavailable bilateral pectoral sites. METHODS: We included 9 pacemaker-dependent patients (mean age 70±13, 7 male) who underwent CIED extraction and low lateral thoracic reimplant, in whom bilateral pectoral sites were unavailable...
June 8, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602374/treatment-of-ventricular-arrhythmias-and-use-of-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-to-improve-survival-in-older-adult-patients-with-cardiac-disease
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REVIEW
Jason T Jacobson, Sei Iwai, Wilbert S Aronow
Ventricular arrhythmia (VA) and sudden cardiac death (SCD) are well-recognized problems in the overall heart failure population, but treatment decisions can be more complex and nuanced in older patients. Sustained VA does not always lead to SCD, but identifies a higher risk population and may cause significant symptoms. Antiarrhythmic drugs (AAD) and catheter ablation are the mainstays for prevention of VA, but have not been shown to improve mortality. The value of implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) may be influenced by patient age...
July 2017: Heart Failure Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601569/epidemiology-of-traumatic-brain-injury-older-inpatients-in-chinese-military-hospitals-2001-2007
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Yunming Li, Jihong Zhou, Fuqin Chen, Junran Zhang, Jun Qiu, Jianwen Gu
The incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among older people has been significantly increased. Understanding the epidemiological characteristics, the causes of injury and the outcomes of TBI among older people provides value evidence for designing preventative measures and therapeutic interventions for TBI. In this study, using ICD-9-CM codes in the Chinese Trauma Database, we identified inpatients aged 65years and older diagnosed with TBI between 2001 and 2007 in Chinese military hospitals. Demographic characteristics, admission time, injury cause, injury severity, length of stay, hospitalization costs, and outcomes were systematically described...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598855/risk-for-complications-after-pacemaker-or-cardioverter-defibrillator-implantations-in-patients-with-myotonic-dystrophy-type-1
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Maximilien Sochala, Karim Wahbi, Emmanuel Sorbets, Arnaud Lazarus, Henri-Marc Bécane, Tanya Stojkovic, Abdallah Fayssoil, Pascal Laforêt, Anthony Béhin, Marjorie Sroussi, Bruno Eymard, Denis Duboc, Christophe Meune
BACKGROUND: Pacemakers (PM) and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) may be indicated for sudden death prevention in myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), however the risk of complications after the placement of these devices is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To compare the rate of device-related complications between PM and ICD implantations in patients with DM1. METHODS: Among 914 patients with DM1 included in the DM1 Heart Registry between January 2000 and January 2010, we retrospectively selected 23 patients who were implanted with an ICD and matched them to 46 controls with a PM on age, gender, and year of device placement...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598016/race-ethnicity-and-cardiovascular-events-among-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Medha Barbhaiya, Candace H Feldman, Hongshu Guan, Jose A Gómez-Puerta, Michael A Fischer, Daniel H Solomon, Brendan Everett, Karen H Costenbader
OBJECTIVE: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is more prevalent with more severe outcomes among Blacks, Asians, and Hispanics than Whites. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death among SLE patients. We examined racial/ethnic variation in risk of CVD events among SLE patients. METHODS: Within Medicaid Analytic eXtract (2000-2010), we identified patients aged 18-65 with SLE (≥ 3 ICD-9 710.0 codes, ≥30 days apart) and ≥12 months of continuous enrollment...
June 9, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597104/-upper-abdominal-pain-nausea-and-vomiting-in-a-63-year-old-woman
#17
S Schwarzer, K Rapis
We present a case of myotonic dystrophy type I and its complications including cholangitis and cardiac arrhythmias. The therapy options focus on the consequences of the disease and result in an endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERC) and implantation of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Myotonic dystrophy is a disease which results in a loss of smooth and skeletal muscle cells leading to multiple consequences such as gastrointestinal symptoms and cardiac manifestations.
June 8, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588093/implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-therapy-in-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-dysplasia-cardiomyopathy-predictors-of-appropriate-therapy-outcomes-and-complications
#18
Gabriela M Orgeron, Cynthia A James, Anneline Te Riele, Crystal Tichnell, Brittney Murray, Aditya Bhonsale, Ihab R Kamel, Stephan L Zimmerman, Daniel P Judge, Jane Crosson, Harikrishna Tandri, Hugh Calkins
BACKGROUND: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy is characterized by ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. Once the diagnosis is established, risk stratification to determine whether implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) placement is warranted is critical. METHODS AND RESULTS: The cohort included 312 patients (163 men, age at presentation 33.6±13.9 years) with definite arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy who received an ICD...
June 6, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584071/scn5a-genetic-polymorphisms-associated-with-increased-defibrillator-shocks-in-brugada-syndrome
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Pattarapong Makarawate, Narumol Chaosuwannakit, Suda Vannaprasaht, Dujdao Sahasthas, Seok Hwee Koo, Edmund Jon Deoon Lee, Wichittra Tassaneeyakul, Hector Barajas-Martinez, Dan Hu, Kittisak Sawanyawisuth
BACKGROUND: Brugada syndrome (BrS) is an inherited primary arrhythmia disorder leading to sudden cardiac arrest. SCN5A, encoding the α-subunit of the cardiac sodium channel (Nav1.5), is the most common pathogenic gene of BrS. An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is the standard treatment for secondary prevention. This study aimed to evaluate association of the SCN5A variant with this cardiac conduction disturbance and appropriate ICD shock therapy in Thai symptomatic BrS patients with ICD implants...
June 5, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574315/the-effect-of-nachri-children-s-hospital-designation-on-outcome-in-pediatric-malignant-brain-tumors
#20
Daniel A Donoho, Timothy Wen, Jonathan Liu, Hosniya Zarabi, Eisha Christian, Steven Cen, Gabriel Zada, J Gordon McComb, Mark D Krieger, William J Mack, Frank J Attenello
OBJECTIVE Although current pediatric neurosurgery guidelines encourage the treatment of pediatric malignant brain tumors at specialized centers such as pediatric hospitals, there are limited data in support of this recommendation. Previous studies suggest that children treated by higher-volume surgeons and higher-volume hospitals may have better outcomes, but the effect of treatment at dedicated children's hospitals has not been investigated. METHODS The authors analyzed the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) from 2000-2009 and included all patients undergoing a craniotomy for malignant pediatric brain tumors based on ICD-9-CM codes...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
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