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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106853/significant-change-spotting-for-periodic-human-motion-segmentation-of-cleaning-tasks-using-wearable-sensors
#1
Kai-Chun Liu, Chia-Tai Chan
The proportion of the aging population is rapidly increasing around the world, which will cause stress on society and healthcare systems. In recent years, advances in technology have created new opportunities for automatic activities of daily living (ADL) monitoring to improve the quality of life and provide adequate medical service for the elderly. Such automatic ADL monitoring requires reliable ADL information on a fine-grained level, especially for the status of interaction between body gestures and the environment in the real-world...
January 19, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099128/bone-health-assessment-of-food-allergic-children-on-restrictive-diets-a-practical-guide
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Artemis E Doulgeraki, Emmanouel M Manousakis, Nikolaos G Papadopoulos
BACKGROUND: Food allergy in childhood is on the rise globally and is managed with avoidance diets; recent case reports of food allergic children with nutritional rickets in the literature highlight the importance of close monitoring of bone health in this population. METHODS: There is no consensus as yet with regard to bone health evaluation in food allergic children; therefore, extensive literature search was performed and the existing evidence is presented, along with a relevant algorithm...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094573/advanced-gastric-adenocarcinoma-optimizing-therapy-options
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Dilsa Mizrak Kaya, Kazuto Harada, Yusuke Shimodaira, Fatemeh G Amlashi, Quan Lin, Jaffer A Ajani
Gastric adenocarcinoma (GAC) is the fifth most common cancer and third leading cause of cancer related mortality worldwide. When localized, cure is achievable with surgery and adjunctive therapies in some patients, however, once advanced, GAC is not a curable condition. Only two targeted agents (trastuzumab and ramucirumab) have been approved and apatinib was approved only in China. Because of the heterogeneous nature of GAC, it is not possible to assess a standard therapeutic approach. Areas Covered: In this review, we aimed to describe the optimal systemic therapy regimens for advanced GAC...
January 17, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052652/anti-angiogenic-therapy-in-patients-with-advanced-gastric-and-gastroesophageal-junction-cancer-a-systematic-review
#4
Li-Tzong Chen, Do-Youn Oh, Min-Hee Ryu, Kun-Huei Yeh, Winnie Yeo, Roberto Carlesi, Rebecca Cheng, Jongseok Kim, Mauro Orlando, Yoon-Koo Kang
Despite advancements in therapy for advanced gastric and gastroesophageal junction cancers, their prognosis remains dismal. Tumor angiogenesis plays a key role in cancer growth and metastasis, and recent studies indicate that pharmacologic blockade of angiogenesis is a promising approach to therapy. In this systematic review, we summarize current literature on the clinical benefit of anti-angiogenic agents in advanced gastric cancer. We conducted a systematic search of PubMed and conference proceedings including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the European Society for Medical Oncology, and the European Cancer Congress...
January 3, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048813/mo-fg-209-04-dbt-applications-of-feature-adaptive-visual-search-model-oberver
#5
M Das
: This symposium will review recent advances in the simulation methods for evaluation of novel breast imaging systems - the subject of AAPM Task Group TG234. Our focus will be on the various approaches to development and validation of software anthropomorphic phantoms and their use in the statistical assessment of novel imaging systems using such phantoms along with computational models for the x-ray image formation process. Due to the dynamic development and complex design of modern medical imaging systems, the simulation of anatomical structures, image acquisition modalities, and the image perception and analysis offers substantial benefits of reduced cost, duration, and radiation exposure, as well as the known ground-truth and wide variability in simulated anatomies...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028671/anesthesia-considerations-for-patients-with-an-implanted-deep-brain-stimulator-undergoing-surgery-a-review-and-update
#6
Tze Yeng Yeoh, Pirjo Manninen, Suneil K Kalia, Lashmi Venkatraghavan
PURPOSE: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) can be an effective treatment option for patients with essential tremor and Parkinson's disease. This review provides an overview on the functioning of neurostimulators and recent advances in this technology and presents an updated guide on the anesthetic management of patients with an implanted neurostimulator undergoing surgery or medical intervention. SOURCE: A search was conducted on MEDLINE®, EMBASE™, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews databases to identify studies published in English from 1974 to December 2015...
December 27, 2016: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922625/infections-in-the-spinal-cord-injured-population-a-systematic-review
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L Y Garcia-Arguello, J C O'Horo, A Farrell, R Blakney, M R Sohail, C T Evans, N Safdar
STUDY DESIGN: Spinal cord injury (SCI) patients are an increasing population due to recent military conflicts. SCI patients are at an increased risk of infection, but the epidemiology management and prevention strategies for these infections are unclear. OBJECTIVE: To review the incidence, microbiology and management of pneumonia, skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI), urinary tract infections (UTI) and bloodstream infections in the SCI population via literature review...
December 6, 2016: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920940/3d-printing-in-neurosurgery-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Michael Randazzo, Jared M Pisapia, Nickpreet Singh, Jayesh P Thawani
BACKGROUND: The recent expansion of three-dimensional (3D) printing technology into the field of neurosurgery has prompted a widespread investigation of its utility. In this article, we review the current body of literature describing rapid prototyping techniques with applications to the practice of neurosurgery. METHODS: An extensive and systematic search of the Compendex, Scopus, and PubMed medical databases was conducted using keywords relating to 3D printing and neurosurgery...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913373/mobile-phone-apps-to-improve-medication-adherence-a-systematic-stepwise-process-to-identify-high-quality-apps
#9
Karla Santo, Sarah S Richtering, John Chalmers, Aravinda Thiagalingam, Clara K Chow, Julie Redfern
BACKGROUND: There are a growing number of mobile phone apps available to support people in taking their medications and to improve medication adherence. However, little is known about how these apps differ in terms of features, quality, and effectiveness. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to systematically review the medication reminder apps available in the Australian iTunes store and Google Play to assess their features and their quality in order to identify high-quality apps...
December 2, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855527/recent-advances-in-therapeutics-and-drug-delivery-for-the-treatment-of-inner-ear-diseases-a-patent-review-2011-2015
#10
Kim Nguyen, Judith S Kempfle, David H Jung, Charles E McKenna
Inner ear disorders such as hearing loss, tinnitus, and Ménière's disease significantly impact the quality of life of affected individuals. Treatment of such disorders is an ongoing challenge. Current clinical approaches relieve symptoms but do not fully restore hearing, and the search for more effective therapeutic methods represents an area of urgent current interest. Areas covered: Thirty four patents and patent applications published from 2011 to 2015 were selected from the database of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), covering new approaches for the treatment of inner ear disorders described in the patent literature: 1) identification of new therapeutic agents, 2) development of sustained release formulations, and 3) medical devices that facilitate delivery of such agents to the inner ear...
November 18, 2016: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832243/evaluation-of-the-feasibility-of-screening-patients-for-early-signs-of-lung-carcinoma-in-web-search-logs
#11
Ryen W White, Eric Horvitz
Importance: A statistical model that predicts the appearance of strong evidence of a lung carcinoma diagnosis via analysis of large-scale anonymized logs of web search queries from millions of people across the United States. Objective: To evaluate the feasibility of screening patients at risk of lung carcinoma via analysis of signals from online search activity. Design, Setting, and Participants: We identified people who issue special queries that provide strong evidence of a recent diagnosis of lung carcinoma...
November 10, 2016: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830227/a-survey-of-the-literature-on-unintended-consequences-associated-with-health-information-technology-2014-2015
#12
K Zheng, J Abraham, L L Novak, T L Reynolds, A Gettinger
OBJECTIVE: To summarize recent research on unintended consequences associated with implementation and use of health information technology (health IT). Included in the review are original empirical investigations published in English between 2014 and 2015 that reported unintended effects introduced by adoption of digital interventions. Our analysis focuses on the trends of this steam of research, areas in which unintended consequences have continued to be reported, and common themes that emerge from the findings of these studies...
November 10, 2016: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808486/novel-acquisitions-in-the-diagnosis-of-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma
#13
Pierpaolo Trimboli, Anna Crescenzi, Enrico Saggiorato, Giorgio Treglia, Luca Giovanella
BACKGROUND: The correct identification of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) has been a challenge since its first description. In the last years some advances in this context have been achieved. Here we aimed to review and discuss published data on the more recent acquisition in the diagnosis of MTC. METHODS: A literature search of the medical databases was conducted by searching papers reporting tool for diagnosis of MTC published in the last years. The search was updated until July 2016...
November 3, 2016: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788596/epigenetic-biomarkers-in-colorectal-cancer-premises-and-prospects
#14
Mozhdeh Zamani, Seyed Vahid Hosseini, Pooneh Mokarram
CONTEXT: Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide. Epigenetic alterations play important roles in the pathogenesis of the colorectal cancer. OBJECTIVE: This review has focused on the most recent investigations, which have suggested potential epigenetic biomarkers in colorectal cancer. METHODS: Evidences were achieved by searching online medical databases including Google scholar, Pubmed, Scopus and Science Direct. RESULTS: Extensive studies have indicated that aberrant epigenetic modifications could serve as potential biomarkers for diagnosis, prognosis and prediction of colorectal cancer...
October 28, 2016: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785435/emphysematous-pyelonephritis-the-impact-of-urolithiasis-on-disease-severity
#15
Thomas H Sanford, Frank Myers, Thomas Chi, Herman S Bagga, Andrew G Taylor, Marshall L Stoller
BACKGROUND: Emphysematous pyelonephritis is a severe infection of the kidney associated with formation of gas in the renal parenchyma and/or collecting system. The purpose of this study was to evaluate outcomes of patients with emphysematous pyelonephritis in a contemporary cohort and to evaluate the impact of urolithiasis on disease severity. METHODS: A search of all imaging reports at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) for the term "emphysematous pyelonephritis" was undertaken from 2003-2014...
October 2016: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773806/using-big-data-to-discover-diagnostics-and-therapeutics-for%C3%A2-gastrointestinal-and-liver-diseases
#16
REVIEW
Benjamin Wooden, Nicolas Goossens, Yujin Hoshida, Scott L Friedman
Technologies such as genome sequencing, gene expression profiling, proteomic and metabolomic analyses, electronic medical records, and patient-reported health information have produced large amounts of data from various populations, cell types, and disorders (big data). However, these data must be integrated and analyzed if they are to produce models or concepts about physiological function or mechanisms of pathogenesis. Many of these data are available to the public, allowing researchers anywhere to search for markers of specific biological processes or therapeutic targets for specific diseases or patient types...
January 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768177/addressing-practice-gaps-in-cutaneous-surgery-advances-in-diagnosis-and-treatment
#17
Kathryn L Kreicher, Jeremy S Bordeaux
Importance: Cutaneous surgery is performed by otolaryngologists, plastic surgeons, oculoplastic surgeons, dermatologic surgeons, and some primary care physicians. Practice gaps exist among cutaneous surgeons, as do differences in how different physicians approach preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative decision-making. Objective: To present the newest and best evidence to close common practice gaps in cutaneous surgery. Evidence Review: We performed a detailed search of peer-reviewed publications that were identified through a search of PubMed/MEDLINE (January 1, 2000, through June 30, 2016) using the literature search terms "cutaneous surgery," "Mohs micrographic surgery," "plastic surgery," in combination with "safety," "cost," "anesthesia," "anti-coagulation," "bleeding," "pain," "analgesia," "anxiety," or "infection," among others...
October 20, 2016: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748320/a-systematic-review-on-the-safety-and-effectiveness-of-yttrium-90-radioembolization-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-portal-vein-tumor-thrombosis
#18
Zhongzhi Jia, Guomin Jiang, Feng Tian, Chunfu Zhu, Xihu Qin
BACKGROUND/AIM: Over the past two decades, several advances have been made in the management of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and portal vein tumor thrombosis (PVTT). Yttrium-90 ( 90 Y) radioembolization has recently been made a treatment option for patients with HCC and PVTT. However, there is still a need to systematicly evaluate the outcomes of 90 Y radioembolization for HCC and PVTT. We aimed to assess the safety and effectiveness of 90 Y radioembolization for HCC and PVTT...
September 2016: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747478/patient-reported-outcomes-pro-focused-on-adverse-events-pro-aes-in-adjuvant-and-metastatic-breast-cancer-clinical-and-translational-implications
#19
Stefan Stefanovic, Markus Wallwiener, Uros Karic, Christoph Domschke, Luka Katic, Florin-Andrei Taran, Aleksandra Pesic, Andreas Hartkopf, Peyman Hadji, Martin Teufel, Florian Schuetz, Christof Sohn, Peter Fasching, Andreas Schneeweiss, Sara Brucker
PURPOSE: The capture of adequate treatment outcomes and quality of life (QOL) of advanced breast cancer patients in clinical routine represents a great challenge. Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are data elements directly reported by patients about experiences with care, including symptoms, functional status, or quality of life. There is growing interest in the medical community for the evaluation and implementation of PROs of adverse events (PRO-AEs). Recent interest in PROs in health care has evolved in the context of patient centeredness...
February 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27731857/a-critical-analysis-of-anesthesiology-podcasts-identifying-determinants-of-success
#20
Devin Singh, Fahad Alam, Clyde Matava
BACKGROUND: Audio and video podcasts have gained popularity in recent years. Increasingly, podcasts are being used in the field of medicine as a tool to disseminate information. This format has multiple advantages including highly accessible creation tools, low distribution costs, and portability for the user. However, despite its ongoing use in medical education, there are no data describing factors associated with the success or quality of podcasts. OBJECTIVE: The goal of the study was to assess the landscape of anesthesia podcasts in Canada and develop a methodology for evaluating the quality of the podcast...
August 17, 2016: JMIR Medical Education
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