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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445955/metformin-is-associated-with-survival-benefit-in-pancreatic-cancer-patients-with-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ping-Ting Zhou, Bo Li, Fu-Rao Liu, Mei-Chao Zhang, Qian Wang, Yan-Yan Li, Ci Xu, Yuan-Hua Liu, Yuan Yao, Dong Li
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer is a highly lethal disease with a poor prognosis while metformin has been associated with a decreased risk of pancreatic cancer. Although the benefit of metformin was observed for pancreatic cancer prevention, it is not clear whether it can also affect the survival of pancreatic cancer patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to assess the effect of metformin on the survival of pancreatic cancer patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445949/lmp1-slamf1high-cells-are-associated-with-drug-resistance-in-epstein-barr-virus-positive-farage-cells
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Heejei Yoon, Young Hyeh Ko
How Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) affects the clinical outcome of EBV-positive diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) remains largely unknown. The viral oncogene LMP1 is at the crux of tumorigenesis and cell survival. Therefore, we examined the association between LMP1high cells drug resistance. We first assessed SLAMF1 as a surrogate marker for LMP1high cells. LMP1 and its target gene CCL22 were highly expressed in SLAMF1high Farage cells. These cells survived longer following treatment with a combination of cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone (CHOP)...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445871/three-year-clinical-outcome-of-patients-with-coronary-disease-and-increased-event-risk-treated-with-newer-generation-drug-eluting-stents-from-the-randomized-dutch-peers-trial
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Liefke C van der Heijden, Marlies M Kok, Marije M Löwik, Peter W Danse, Gillian A J Jessurun, Marc Hartmann, Martin G Stoel, K Gert van Houwelingen, Raymond W M Hautvast, Gerard C Linssen, Carine J M Doggen, Clemens von Birgelen
OBJECTIVE: Limited data is available on the long-term outcome of patients with increased cardiovascular event risk, treated with newer-generation durable polymer drug-eluting stents (DES). METHODS: We therefore assessed 3-year follow-up data of high-risk versus low- to intermediate-risk patients of the randomized DUTCH PEERS trial (NCT01331707). In both risk groups we also compared patients treated with Resolute Integrity versus Promus Element DES. Patients were categorized as "high-risk" if they met ≥1 of the following criteria: (1) diabetes (17...
April 27, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445793/predictors-of-30-day-pulmonary-complications-after-outpatient-surgery-relative-importance-of-body-mass-index-weight-classifications-in-risk-assessment
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Gildasio S De Oliveira, Robert J McCarthy, Kristopher Davignon, Herb Chen, Heather Panaro, William G Cioffi
BACKGROUND: The current literature is controversial regarding the importance of obese body mass index (BMI) classifications as a risk factor for pulmonary complications following outpatient surgery. The objective of the current investigation was to evaluate predictors of pulmonary outcomes following outpatient surgery and to assess the importance of BMI weight classifications in risk assessment. STUDY DESIGN: Patients with "outpatient" recorded as their inpatient/outpatient status in the 2012-2013 NSQIP database were included...
April 23, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445685/outcomes-following-detection-of-low-level-plasma-hiv-rna-in-hiv-infected-patients-previously-virologically-suppressed-on-antiretroviral-therapy-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Annabelle M Warren, Allen C Cheng, Kerrie Watson, Sharon R Lewin, Jennifer F Hoy
Background: Progressively sensitive assays for plasma HIV RNA have led to increased detection of plasma HIV RNA between 20 and 200 copies/ml, known as low level viremia (LLV) when recurrent or persistent, in HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART). The aim of this study was to determine outcomes following initial detection of LLV in an Australian cohort. Methods: A retrospective study using the HIV Service Database (Alfred Hospital) included all patients on ART who recorded plasma HIV RNA 20-200 copies/mL following prior virological suppression (viral load (VL) HIV RNA <20 copies/mL) over 2 years (2010 to 2012), with follow-up to June 2013...
April 27, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445683/impact-of-preoperative-breast-mr-imaging-and-mr-guided-surgery-on-diagnosis-and-surgical-outcome-of-women-with-invasive-breast-cancer-with-and-without-dcis-component
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Christiane K Kuhl, Kevin Strobel, Heribert Bieling, Eva Wardelmann, Walther Kuhn, Nikolaus Maass, Simone Schrading
Purpose To (a) compare the diagnostic accuracy of breast magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with that of conventional imaging (digital mammography and breast ultrasonography) in the identification of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) components of biopsy-proven invasive breast cancer before surgery and (b) investigate the surgical outcome (positive margin rates and mastectomy rates) of women with breast cancer who underwent preoperative MR imaging combined with MR-guided needle biopsy and/or MR-guided lesion localization or bracketing where appropriate...
April 26, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445631/treating-prolonged-grief-disorder-a-2-year-follow-up-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Richard A Bryant, Lucy Kenny, Amy Joscelyne, Natasha Rawson, Fiona Maccallum, Catherine Cahill, Sally Hopwood, Angela Nickerson
BACKGROUND: Prolonged grief disorder (PGD) causes significant impairment in approximately 7% of bereaved people. Although cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown to effectively treat PGD, there is no evidence of long-term effects of CBT. OBJECTIVE: To determine the long-term efficacies of CBT with exposure or CBT without exposure in treating PGD by assessing outcome at 2 years. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial of PGD patients (N = 80) attending an outpatient clinic took place between September 2007 and June 2010, and a 2-year follow-up occurred between December 2009 and October 2012...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445627/psychosocial-wellbeing-after-living-kidney-donation-a-longitudinal-prospective-study
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Hannah Maple, Joseph Chilcot, John Weinman, Nizam Mamode
Living kidney donation (LKD) has become routine practice across the world as the gold standard treatment of end-stage renal failure. Whilst the physical risks and harms of LKD surgery are well documented, relatively little is known about psychosocial outcomes. The aim of this study was to determine whether it was possible to quantify the psychosocial impact of LKD. A prospective longitudinal study of 93 living kidney donors was performed. Data were collected pre-operatively, and 3 and 12 months after donation...
April 26, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445596/effectiveness-safety-and-acceptability-of-non-physician-provision-of-first-trimester-medical-termination-of-pregnancy-a-systematic-review
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S Sjöström, M Dragoman, S M Fønhus, B Ganatra, K Gemzell-Danielsson
BACKGROUND: Previous systematic reviews have concluded that medical termination of pregnancy (TOP) provided by non-physician providers may be as effective and safe as when provided by physicians. Medical treatment of incomplete miscarriage by non-physicians, and treated women's acceptability with non-physician providers of TOP has not previously been reviewed. OBJECTIVE: To review the effectiveness, safety and acceptability of non-physician provision of first trimester medical TOP including medical treatment for incomplete miscarriage...
April 26, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445474/cost-effectiveness-of-a-transitional-pharmaceutical-care-program-for-patients-discharged-from-the-hospital
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Fatma Karapinar-Çarkıt, Ronald van der Knaap, Fatiha Bouhannouch, Sander D Borgsteede, Marjo J A Janssen, Carl E H Siegert, Toine C G Egberts, Patricia M L A van den Bemt, Marieke F van Wier, Judith E Bosmans
BACKGROUND: To improve continuity of care at hospital admission and discharge and to decrease medication errors pharmaceutical care programs are developed. This study aims to determine the cost-effectiveness of the COACH program in comparison with usual care from a societal perspective. METHODS: A controlled clinical trial was performed at the Internal Medicine department of a general teaching hospital. All admitted patients using at least one prescription drug were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445420/vitamin-d-and-calcium-are-required-during-denosumab-treatment-in-osteoporosis-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Yukio Nakamura, Takako Suzuki, Tomohiko Yoshida, Hideshi Yamazaki, Hiroyuki Kato
The aim of this 12-month retrospective study was to evaluate differences in the outcomes of denosumab alone or denosumab combined with vitamin D and calcium supplementation in patients having osteoporosis (OP) with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Patients were divided into the denosumab monotherapy group (denosumab group, 22 cases) or denosumab plus vitamin D supplementation group (combination group, 21 cases). We measured serum bone alkaline phosphatase (BAP), N-terminal propeptide of type 1 collagen (P1NP), tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRACP)-5b, and urinary N-terminal telopeptide of type-I collagen (NTX) at baseline, 1 week, and 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 12 months...
April 26, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445418/hyponatremia-is-associated-with-worse-outcomes-from-fall-injuries-in-the-elderly
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Spencer C H Kuo, Pao-Jen Kuo, Cheng-Shyuan Rau, Shao-Chun Wu, Shiun-Yuan Hsu, Ching-Hua Hsieh
Background: Hyponatremia has been proposed as a contributor to falls in the elderly, which have become a major global issue with the aging of the population. This study aimed to assess the clinical presentation and outcomes of elderly patients with hyponatremia admitted due to fall injuries in a Level I trauma center. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed data obtained from the Trauma Registry System for trauma admissions from January 2009 through December 2014. Hyponatremia was defined as a serum sodium level <135 mEq/L, and only patients who had sustained a fall at ground level (<1 m) were included...
April 26, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445377/first-lower-two-thirds-osteomyocutaneous-facial-allograft-perfused-by-a-unilateral-facial-artery-outcomes-and-vascularization-at-1-year-after-transplantation
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Sebastian Fischer, Thomas C Lee, Nicco Krezdorn, Muayyad Alhefzi, Maximilian Kueckelhaus, Ericka M Bueno, Bohdan Pomahac
BACKGROUND: Facial allotransplantation provides a unique opportunity to restore facial form and function in severely disfigured patients. Using a single unilateral facial artery for vascularization can significantly reduce surgical duration and thus facilitate the practice of face transplantation. METHODS: A 33-year-old man with a history of high-energy ballistic trauma received a facial allograft comprising the lower two-thirds of the face, including maxilla and mandible...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445316/glycosylated-hemoglobin-levels-and-clinical-outcomes-in-nondiabetic-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Jin Geng, Yanchun Zhang, Bingjian Wang, Jun Xie, Biao Xu, Ju Li
A number of studies assessed the prognostic value of HbA1c level in nondiabetic patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). The purpose of this meta-analysis was to assess the association between the HbA1c level and clinical outcomes.We searched PubMed, EMBASE, MEDLINE, and the Cochrane Library from their inception to 10 April 2016. Studies evaluated the outcomes according to HbA1c levels in CAD patients without diabetes mellitus were eligible.Twenty studies involving 22,428 patients were included. In nondiabetic patients with CAD, a high HbA1c level was associated with a higher rate of long-term death (odds ratio 1...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445314/bc-prom-validation-of-a-patient-reported-outcomes-measure-for-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Xiaojuan Hu, Chunsen Zhang, Yanbo Zhang
Key issues of treatment for patients with breast cancer such as patient satisfaction with treatments, compliance, and some side effects are essential for evaluating quality of life by patient-reported outcomes in clinical trials. The study aimed to develop and evaluate a specific patient-reported measure which included physical, psychological, social, and therapeutic domain for assessing the survival of patients with breast cancer.The pool of items was drafted after a theoretical revision and cognitive interviews with women with breast cancer...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445298/barcelona-clinic-liver-cancer-stage-c-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-novel-approach-to-subclassification-and-treatment
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Chung Hwan Jun, Jae Hyun Yoon, Eunae Cho, Sang Soo Shin, Sung Bum Cho, Hee Joon Kim, Chang Hwan Park, Hyun Soon Kim, Sung Kyu Choi, Jong Sun Rew
Barcelona clinic liver cancer-stage C (BCLC-C) encompasses a broad spectrum of tumor burdens, liver function statuses, patient prognoses, and treatment strategies. Currently, sorafenib is the only recommended treatment for patients with BCLC-C and outcomes remain suboptimal. The aims of this study were to assess the heterogeneity of BCLC-C hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cases, propose a novel subclassification for these cases, and suggest optimal treatment strategies other than sorafenib.We retrospectively analyzed 196 consecutive BCLC-C HCC patients who were diagnosed and treated between January 2008 and December 2015...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445294/unilateral-versus-bilateral-percutaneous-kyphoplasty-for-osteoporotic-vertebral-compression-fractures-a-meta-analysis
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Wenli Chang, Xinyan Zhang, Ning Jiao, Peizhi Yuwen, Yanbin Zhu, Fei Zhang, Wei Chen
BACKGROUND: The debate on the efficacy of unilateral percutaneous kyphoplasty (UPKP) and bilateral percutaneous kyphoplasty (BPKP) for the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs) is ongoing.This meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the clinical results of UPKP and BPKP in the treatment of OVCFs. METHODS: Web of Science, PubMed, Embase, and the Chinese Biomedical Database publication databases were searched using a date range of January 2008 to November 2016, for studies comparing UPKP and BPKP for the treatment of OVCFs...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445266/recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-injury-after-thyroid-and-parathyroid-surgery-incidence-and-postoperative-evolution-assessment
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Gaëtan-Romain Joliat, Valentine Guarnero, Nicolas Demartines, Valérie Schweizer, Maurice Matter
Recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury is a feared complication after thyroid and parathyroid surgery. It induces important postoperative morbidity. The present study aimed to assess the incidence of transient/permanent postoperative RLN injuries after thyroid and parathyroid surgery in the present cohort, to observe the timing of recovery, and to identify risk factors for permanent RLN injury after thyroidectomy.All consecutive patients operated on at our institution for thyroid and parathyroid pathologies from 2005 to 2013 were reviewed for vocal cord paresis...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445263/acupuncture-for-enhancing-early-recovery-of-bowel-function-in-cancer-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Yi-Hua Liu, Yang Ye, Jia-Bin Zheng, Xue-Qian Wang, Ying Zhang, Hong-Sheng Lin
BACKGROUND: Cancer patients undergoing surgical procedure often suffer from bowel dysfunction and postoperative ileus (POI). Cancer management for early recovery of bowel function is still a challenging topic. Acupuncture has been commonly used in a variety of gastrointestinal diseases. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of acupuncture therapy to reduce the duration of POI and enhance bowel function in cancer patients. METHODS: We will systematically screen all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published through electronically and hand searching...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445257/do-inflammatory-markers-predict-prognosis-in-patients-with-synchronous-colorectal-cancer
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Wanbin He, Mingtian Wei, Xuyang Yang, Bingchen Chen, Qingbin Wu, Erliang Zheng, XiangBing Deng, Ziqiang Wang
Systematic inflammatory response markers are considered as the most informative prognostic factors in many types of cancer. However, in synchronous colorectal cancer (synCRC), the prognostic value of inflammatory markers, including prognostic nutritional index (PNI), neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), derived neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (d-NLR), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), and lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR), had rarely been evaluated. Thus, this present study reviewed our consecutive patients with synCRC to investigate the prognostic value of those factors...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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