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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632829/-advances-in-dengue-virus-research-in-colombia-the-role-of-cellular-micrornas-as-an-anti-dengue-virus-response
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Juan Camilo Castrillón-Betancur, Silvio Urcuqui-Inchima
Dengue is one of the most important mosquito-borne diseases, and its incidence has increased at an alarming rate in recent years, becoming a real public health problem. Currently, there is no vaccine or medication or proper treatment for dengue control. Considering this situation, it is necessary to prioritize the search for new alternatives and strategies for dengue prevention and control, in order to reduce not only the economic burden of endemic countries, but also to improve the quality of life of patients...
April 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609021/the-critical-role-of-ebus-tbna-cytology-in-the-staging-of-mediastinal-lymph-nodes-in-lung-cancer-patients-a-correlation-study-with-positron-emission-tomography-findings
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Mohammed T Lilo, Derek B Allison, Bouchra K Younes, Min Cui, Fred B Askin, Edward Gabrielson, Qing Kay Li
BACKGROUND: The sensitivity and specificity of positron emission tomography (PET) have been significantly improved for the identification of malignancies in recent years; however, it is still necessary to confirm PET findings in a lymph node (LN) by direct tissue sampling. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is the most commonly used approach for diagnosing and staging mediastinal LNs, particularly in lung cancer patients with locally advanced disease...
June 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606838/the-role-of-low-intensity-pulse-ultrasound-lipus-on-cartilage-healing-in-knee-osteoarthritis-a-review
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REVIEW
Joshua Rothenberg, Prathap Jayaram, Usker Naqvi, Joslyn Gober, Gerard A Malanga
Ultrasound (US) is a therapeutic modality that has been used in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions for decades. In recent years there has been technological advancements using Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound (LIPUS) as a clinical modality. The purpose of this review was to critically examine the medical literature to determine the effects of low-intensity pulse ultrasound (LIPUS) on the chondrogenic properties of knee osteoarthritis. A literature search of three major databases (Pubmed, Scopus, EMBASE) was performed...
June 9, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593466/high-content-drug-screening-for-rare-diseases
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REVIEW
F Bellomo, D L Medina, E De Leo, A Panarella, F Emma
Per definition, rare diseases affect only a small number of subjects within a given population. Taken together however, they represent a considerable medical burden, which remains poorly addressed in terms of treatment. Compared to other diseases, obstacles to the development of therapies for rare diseases include less extensive physiopathology knowledge, limited number of patients to test treatments, and poor commercial interest from the industry. Recently, advances in high-throughput and high-content screening (HTS and HCS) have been fostered by the development of specific routines that use robot- and computer-assisted technologies to automatize tasks, allowing screening of a large number of compounds in a short period of time, using experimental model of diseases...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580508/economics-of-early-warning-scores-for-identifying-clinical-deterioration-a-systematic-review
#5
A Murphy, J Cronin, R Whelan, F J Drummond, E Savage, J Hegarty
AIM: In 2013, a National Early Warning System (EWS) was implemented in Ireland. Whilst evidence exists to support the clinical effectiveness of EWS in the acute health care setting, there is a paucity of information on their cost and cost effectiveness. The objective of this systematic literature review was to critically evaluate the economic literature on the use of EWS in adult patients in acute health care settings for the timely detection of physiological deterioration. METHODS: A systematic literature review was conducted to accumulate the economic evidence on the use of EWS in adult patients in acute health care settings...
June 3, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548893/dynamic-decision-making-learning-processes-and-new-research-directions
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Cleotilde Gonzalez, Pegah Fakhari, Jerome Busemeyer
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this manuscript is to provide a review of contemporary research and applications on dynamic decision making (DDM). BACKGROUND: Since early DDM studies, there has been little systematic progress in understanding decision making in complex, dynamic systems. Our review contributes to better understanding of decision making processes in dynamic tasks. METHOD: We discuss new research directions in DDM to highlight the value of simplification in the study of complex decision processes, divided into experimental and theoretical/computational approaches, and focus on problems involving control tasks and search-and-choice tasks...
May 1, 2017: Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521703/recent-advances-in-antiepileptic-herbal-medicine
#7
Stephen M Manchishi
Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders worldwide, with about 80 percent of cases thought to be in developing nations where it is mostly linked to superstition. Most cases of epilepsy are idiopathic, though brain injury, brain tumor, severe systemic infection and genetic mutations have been implicated in some cases. Anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) currently in existence are not sufficient to contain the disorder. This is not only because of their limited availability and cost, but also their adverse side effects...
May 18, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501667/update-and-new-insights-in-encephalitis
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REVIEW
Alexandra Mailles, Jean-Paul Stahl, Karen C Bloch
BACKGROUND: Encephalitis is a medical condition possibly caused by an unlimited number of infectious agents. AIMS: Our review aims at giving an overview of the recent discoveries and advances in encephalitis presentation, diagnosis and management, including in the field of emerging diseases. SOURCES: We search the literature using Pubmed and Embase to identify the most relevant new data published over the last years in the field of infectious encephalitis...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475137/assessing-the-racial-and-ethnic-disparities-in-breast-cancer-mortality-in-the-united-states
#9
REVIEW
Clement G Yedjou, Paul B Tchounwou, Marinelle Payton, Lucio Miele, Duber D Fonseca, Leroy Lowe, Richard A Alo
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths among women aged 40-55 in the United States and currently affects more than one in ten women worldwide. It is also one of the most diagnosed cancers in women both in wealthy and poor countries. Fortunately, the mortality rate from breast cancer has decreased in recent years due to increased emphasis on early detection and more effective treatments in White population. Although the mortality rates have declined in some ethnic populations, the overall cancer incidence among African American and Hispanic populations has continued to grow...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462943/media-reporting-of-protect-a-disconnect-in-information-dissemination
#10
M E Westerman, B Bhindi, R Choo, M T Gettman, R J Karnes, L Klotz, S A Boorjian
BACKGROUND: Given the central role of the media in disseminating information to the public, we analyzed news coverage of the recent publication from ProtecT to assess views on treatment, the level of detail presented and degree of bias. METHODS: We applied a predefined search strategy to identify all news articles reporting on ProtecT within 30 days of its publication. Articles were independently assessed by two urologists and two lay persons using five-point Likert scales...
May 2, 2017: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428947/update-on-programmed-death-1-and-programmed-death-ligand-1-inhibition-in-the-treatment-of-advanced-or-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Marco A J Iafolla, Rosalyn A Juergens
PURPOSE: Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has a large worldwide prevalence with a high mortality rate. Chemotherapy has offered modest improvements in survival over the past two decades. Immune checkpoint modulation with programmed death-1 (PD-1) or programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) inhibition has shown the promise of changing the future landscape of cancer therapy. This update reviews recent advances in the treatment of NSCLC with immune checkpoint modulation. METHODS: Publications and proceedings were identified from searching PubMed and proceedings from the annual meetings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, European Society for Medical Oncology, and European Lung Cancer Conference...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426103/neurotoxicity-from-immune-checkpoint-inhibition-in-the-treatment-of-melanoma-a-single-centre-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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L Spain, G Walls, M Julve, K O'Meara, T Schmid, E Kalaitzaki, S Turajlic, M Gore, J Rees, J Larkin
Background: Treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICPi) has greatly improved survival for patients with advanced melanoma in recent years. Anti-CTLA-4 and anti-PD1 antibodies have been approved following large Phase III trials. Immune-related neurological toxicity of varying severity has been reported in the literature. The cumulative incidence of neurotoxicity among ipilimumab, nivolumab and pembrolizumab is reported as <1% in published clinical trials. We aimed to identify the incidence of neurotoxicity in our institution across anti-CTLA4 and anti-PD-1 antibodies, including the combination of ipilimumab with nivolumab...
February 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421875/three-dimensional-printing-and-its-applications-in-otorhinolaryngology-head-and-neck-surgery
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Trevor D Crafts, Susan E Ellsperman, Todd J Wannemuehler, Travis D Bellicchi, Taha Z Shipchandler, Avinash V Mantravadi
Objective Three-dimensional (3D)-printing technology is being employed in a variety of medical and surgical specialties to improve patient care and advance resident physician training. As the costs of implementing 3D printing have declined, the use of this technology has expanded, especially within surgical specialties. This article explores the types of 3D printing available, highlights the benefits and drawbacks of each methodology, provides examples of how 3D printing has been applied within the field of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, discusses future innovations, and explores the financial impact of these advances...
November 1, 2016: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394469/medical-management-of-acute-coronary-syndromes
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REVIEW
Nicole Ciffone, Betsy B Dokken
BACKGROUND: Recent updates to clinical guidelines and pharmacological indications have added to the complexity of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) management. Advanced practice nurses working with ACS patients need clear and up-to-date information to optimize patient care. PURPOSE: To provide a practical overview of the management of ACS from patient presentation through to long-term secondary prevention based on recent guidelines and randomized controlled trials, with particular emphasis on medical management...
April 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384942/recent-advances-in-the-management-of-major-postpartum-haemorrhage-a-review
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REVIEW
P Reddi Rani, Jasmina Begum
Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is a leading cause of maternal mortality and morbidity worldwide and 75-90% of these haemorrhage results from uterine atony. Delayed and substandard obstetrics care can kill a woman within hours of Major Obstetric Haemorrhage (MOH). Prenatal identification of at risk women, prompt assessment of blood loss, effective management and involvement of multidisciplinary teams is of utmost importance to save the lives of these women. However, even with the best prenatal care, PPH occurs, it can occur without any risk factors...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372528/panel-8-report-on-recent-advances-in-molecular-and-cellular-biochemistry
#16
Diego Preciado, Anna Granath, Jizhen Lin, Stéphanie Val, Arwa Kurabi, Nikki Johnston, Shyan Vijayasekaran, Tulio Valdez, Didier Depireux, Ann Hermansson
Objectives To update the medical literature on recent cellular and molecular advances in otitis media disease models with a principal focus on developments in the past 5 years. We also aim to explain recent translational advances in cellular and molecular biology that have influenced our understanding and management of otitis media. Data Sources PubMed-indexed peer-reviewed articles. Review Methods A comprehensive review of the literature was conducted with the term otitis media and the following search terms: molecular biology, cell biology, innate immunity, oxidative stress, mucins, molecular diagnostics...
April 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372527/panel-2-anatomy-eustachian-tube-middle-ear-and-mastoid-anatomy-physiology-pathophysiology-and-pathogenesis
#17
Cuneyt M Alper, Michal Luntz, Haruo Takahashi, Samir N Ghadiali, J Douglas Swarts, Miriam S Teixeira, Zsuzsanna Csákányi, Noam Yehudai, Romain Kania, Dennis S Poe
Objective In this report, we review the recent literature (ie, past 4 years) to identify advances in our understanding of the middle ear-mastoid-eustachian tube system. We use this review to determine whether the short-term goals elaborated in the last report were achieved, and we propose updated goals to guide future otitis media research. Data Sources PubMed, Web of Science, Medline. Review Methods The panel topic was subdivided, and each contributor performed a literature search within the given time frame...
April 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276970/advances-in-chemical-pharmacotherapy-for-managing-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
#18
REVIEW
Srikanth Yandrapalli, Sohaib Tariq, Wilbert S Aronow
Acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) contributes largely to the burden of heart failure and is associated with a poorer prognosis. Although numerous clinical trials evaluated the benefit of newer medications for ADHF, most of them were not successful. Areas covered: This review focusses on the updates on recent developments in chemical pharmacotherapy for the management of ADHF. A MEDLINE search for relevant review articles and original investigations on newer drugs for ADHF provided us with necessary literature...
April 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259104/association-of-oncogenic-mutations-in-patients-with-advanced-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinomas-treated-with-cetuximab
#19
MULTICENTER STUDY
Alexandra Picard, Florence Pedeutour, Frédéric Peyrade, Laurence Saudes, Valérie Duranton-Tanneur, Emmanuel Chamorey, Nathalie Cardot-Leccia, Anne Sudaka, Marc Ettaiche, Maxime Benchetrit, Gilles Poissonnet, Nicolas Weinbreck, Bérengère Dadone, Jean-Philippe Lacour, Thierry Passeron, Henri Montaudié
Importance: Cetuximab was recently proposed for advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas (cSCC); however, its efficacy is inconsistent and identification of predictive biomarkers for response is necessary. Objective: To search for somatic mutations of the HRAS, KRAS, NRAS, BRAF, and EGFR genes in patients with advanced cSCC treated with cetuximab; and to investigate the efficacy and tolerance of cetuximab according to these mutations. Design, Setting, and Participants: A multicentric and retrospective study of 31 patients (22 men, 9 women) with histologically confirmed advanced cSCC carried out in 1 department of dermatology and 2 departments of medical oncology in France between January 2008 and December 2014...
April 1, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219878/features-of-a-mobile-support-app-for-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-literature-review-and-current-applications
#20
Drishty D Sobnath, Nada Philip, Reem Kayyali, Shereen Nabhani-Gebara, Barbara Pierscionek, Anouk W Vaes, Martijn A Spruit, Evangelos Kaimakamis
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a serious long-term lung disease in which the airflow from the lungs is progressively reduced. By 2030, COPD will become the third cause of mortality and seventh cause of morbidity worldwide. With advances in technology and mobile communications, significant progress in the mobile health (mHealth) sector has been recently observed. Mobile phones with app capabilities (smartphones) are now considered as potential media for the self-management of certain types of diseases such as asthma, cancer, COPD, or cardiovascular diseases...
February 20, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
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