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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045518/negative-hyper-selection-of-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-patients-for-anti-egfr-monoclonal-antibodies-the-pressing-case-control-study
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C Cremolini, F Morano, R Moretto, R Berenato, E Tamborini, F Perrone, D Rossini, A Gloghini, A Busico, G Zucchelli, C Baratelli, E Tamburini, M Tampellini, E Sensi, G Fucà, C Volpi, M Milione, M Di Maio, G Fontanini, F De Braud, A Falcone, F Pietrantonio
Background: Refining the selection of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients candidates for anti-EGFR monoclonal antibodies beyond RAS and BRAF testing is a challenge of precision oncology. Several uncommon genomic mechanisms of primary resistance, leading to activation of tyrosine kinase receptors other than EGFR or downstream signaling pathways, have been suggested by preclinical and retrospective studies. Patients and methods: We conducted this multicenter, prospective, case-control study to demonstrate the negative predictive impact of a panel of rare genomic alterations (PRESSING panel), including HER2/MET amplifications, ALK/ROS1/NTRK1-3/RET fusions, and HER2/PI3K/PTEN/AKT1 mutations...
September 25, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036603/identification-of-optimal-reference-genes-for-transcriptomic-analyses-in-normal-and-diseased-human-heart
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Cristina E Molina, Eric Jacquet, Prishila Ponien, Christian Muñoz-Guijosa, Istvan Baczkó, Lars S Maier, Patrick Donzeau-Gouge, Dobromir Dobrev, Rodolphe Fischmeister, Anne Garnier
Aims: Quantitative real-time RT-PCR (RT-qPCR) has become the method of choice for mRNA quantification, but requires an accurate normalization based on the use of reference genes showing invariant expression across various pathological conditions. Only few data exist on appropriate reference genes for the human heart. The objective of this study was to determine a set of suitable reference genes in human atrial and ventricular tissues, from right and left cavities in control and in cardiac diseases...
September 22, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033553/a-critical-analysis-of-national-policies-systems-and-structures-of-patient-empowerment-in-england-and-greece
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REVIEW
Markella Boudioni, Susan McLaren, Graham Lister
BACKGROUND: Comparison of patient empowerment (PE) policies in European countries can provide evidence for improvement and reform across different health systems. It may also influence patient and public involvement, patient experience, preference, and adherence. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare PE within national policies, systems, and structures in England and Greece for achieving integrated people-centered health services. METHODS: We performed a critical search and review of policy and legislation papers in English and Greek languages...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027855/mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-long-term-seizure-outcome-of-patients-primarily-treated-with-transsylvian-selective-amygdalohippocampectomy
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Christian Dorfer, Thomas Czech, Susanne Aull-Watschinger, Christoph Baumgartner, Rebekka Jung, Gregor Kasprian, Klaus Novak, Susanne Pirker, Birgit Seidl, Harald Stefanits, Karin Trimmel, Ekaterina Pataraia
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to present long-term seizure outcome data in a consecutive series of patients with refractory mesial temporal lobe epilepsy primarily treated with transsylvian selective amygdalohippocampectomy (SAHE). METHODS The authors retrospectively analyzed prospectively collected data for all patients who had undergone resective surgery for medically refractory epilepsy at their institution between July 1994 and December 2014. Seizure outcome was assessed according to the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) and the Engel classifications...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027313/patient-experiences-with-care-across-various-types-of-mental-health-care-questionnaire-development-measurement-invariance-and-patients-reports
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Luk Bruyneel, Sabine Van Houdt, Ellen Coeckelberghs, Walter Sermeus, Else Tambuyzer, Peter Cosemans, Gert Peeters, Kris Van den Broeck, Ilse Weeghmans, Kris Vanhaecht
To describe the development, validation, and findings of a patient experience questionnaire across 7 types of residential and ambulatory mental health care services. Thirty-five items were hypothesized to cover information, participation, therapeutic relationship, personalized care, organization and collaboration, safety, patient rights, outcomes of care, and discharge preparation and after-care. Also included were 2 overall rating items (scoring and recommending the organization). This Dutch questionnaire was applied in 79 organizations in Belgium (N patients = 5,168)...
October 13, 2017: International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025576/the-prevalence-correlates-and-impact%C3%A2-on%C3%A2-cardiac-mortality-of-right%C3%A2-ventricular-dysfunction-in-nonischemic%C3%A2-cardiomyopathy
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Andreas Pueschner, Pairoj Chattranukulchai, John F Heitner, Dipan J Shah, Brenda Hayes, Wolfgang Rehwald, Michele A Parker, Han W Kim, Robert M Judd, Raymond J Kim, Igor Klem
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the prevalence, correlates, and impact on cardiac mortality of right ventricular (RV) dysfunction in nonischemic cardiomyopathy. BACKGROUND: Current heart failure guidelines place little emphasis on RV assessment due to limited available data on determinants of RV function, mechanisms leading to its failure, and relation to outcomes. METHODS: We prospectively studied 423 patients with cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR)...
October 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025480/correlates-of-observing-and-willingness-to-report-stigma-towards-hiv-clients-by-tb-health-workers-in-africa
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M Straetemans, M I Bakker, E M H Mitchell
SETTING: Health care facilities in Kenya, Tanzania and Namibia. OBJECTIVE: To study the factors associated with the observation of and willingness to report stigmatising behaviour towards persons living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among health care workers (HCWs). DESIGN: Mixed-effect logistic regression analyses of 9516 HCW interviews, including those of 4062 (43%) TB workers carried out as part of the Service Provision Assessments (SPAs) between 2006 and 2010...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018655/the-involvement-of-sensory-motor-networks-in-reflex-seizure
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Hime Suzuki, Rei Enatsu, Aya Kanno, Satoko Ochi, Takashi Murahara, Shogo Yazawa, Hideaki Shiraishi, Nobuhiro Mikuni
Reflex seizures are epileptic events triggered by specific external stimuli, or less commonly, internal mental stimuli. Understanding the characteristics of reflex seizures is important to elucidate the mechanisms underlying network abnormalities in epileptic conditions. This report details a patient with medically intractable reflex seizures provoked by sensory stimuli to the patient's right foot. Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) during the seizure induced by sensory stimulation showed hyperperfusion in broad sensory-motor networks (dorsal column-medial lemniscus pathway, left thalamus, bilateral postcentral gyri and posterior parietal cortices, left supplementary motor area (SMA), and left paracentral lobule) and left caudateputamen...
October 2017: NMC Case Rep J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017930/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-using-wideband-sequences-in-patients-with-non-conditional-cardiac-implanted-electronic-devices
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Duc H Do, Vaughn Eyvazian, Aileen J Bayoneta, Peng Hu, J Paul Finn, Jason S Bradfield, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Noel G Boyle
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been performed safely in patients without MRI-conditional cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED), but experience specifically with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) is limited in this patient population. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the safety of CMR in non-MRI-conditional CIED and the interpretability of images using wideband sequences. METHODS: We performed 114 consecutive CMR studies in 111 patients (mean age 59±14 years with 12 pacemakers, 73 implantable cardioverter defibrillators, 29 biventricular defibrillators) utilizing a wideband pulse sequence for late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) imaging...
October 7, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982563/the-international-multicenter-trivalve%C3%A2-registry-which-patients-are-undergoing-transcatheter-tricuspid-repair
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Maurizio Taramasso, Rebecca T Hahn, Hannes Alessandrini, Azeem Latib, Adrian Attinger-Toller, Daniel Braun, Eric Brochet, Kim A Connelly, Paolo Denti, Florian Deuschl, Andrea Englmaier, Neil Fam, Christian Frerker, Joerg Hausleiter, Jean-Michel Juliard, Ryan Kaple, Felix Kreidel, Karl Heinz Kuck, Shingo Kuwata, Marco Ancona, Margarita Malasa, Tamim Nazif, Georg Nickenig, Fabian Nietlispach, Alberto Pozzoli, Ulrich Schäfer, Joachim Schofer, Robert Schueler, Gilbert Tang, Alec Vahanian, John G Webb, Ermela Yzeiraj, Francesco Maisano, Martin B Leon
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to develop a large, international registry to evaluate the diffusion of these approaches and investigate patient characteristics and initial clinical results. BACKGROUND: Several transcatheter tricuspid valve therapies are emerging as therapeutic options for patients with severe symptomatic tricuspid regurgitation (TR), generally a high-risk surgical population. METHODS: The TriValve (Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Therapies) registry included 106 high-risk patients (76 ± 9 years of age; 60...
October 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980569/-severe-bilateral-pseudomonas-sclerokeratitis-in-comatose-patient-clinical-case
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Evg A Kasparova, A A Kasparov, E A Kasparova, A V Zaytsev
The article presents a clinical case of severe bilateral pseudomonas sclerokeratitis in a patient with occlusion hydrocephalus and intracranial hypertension, who was in a coma and on a ventilator for 20 days. At first examination (7 days after the onset of purulent keratitis, during which the process had been rapidly progressing), the clinical picture included lagophthalmos, severe purulent corneal ulcer, bilateral purulent scleromalacia, perforated cornea in the left eye. On the same day, in order to maintain eye integrity, urgent reconstructive penetrating sclerokeratoplasty with subsequent sclerocorneal coating was performed in both eyes right in the intensive care unit...
2017: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968621/putting-the-no-in-non-nocere-surgery-anesthesia-and-a-patient-s-right-to-withdraw-consent
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Claudine Yee, Rebecca S Himmelwright, Walter Klyce, Tina Sankhla, George P Bayliss
[Full article available at http://rimed.org/rimedicaljournal-2017-10.asp].
October 2, 2017: Rhode Island Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964116/revealing-kinetics-and-state-dependent-binding-properties-of-ikur-targeting-drugs-that-maximize-atrial-fibrillation-selectivity
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Nicholas Ellinwood, Dobromir Dobrev, Stefano Morotti, Eleonora Grandi
The KV1.5 potassium channel, which underlies the ultra-rapid delayed-rectifier current (IKur) and is predominantly expressed in atria vs. ventricles, has emerged as a promising target to treat atrial fibrillation (AF). However, while numerous KV1.5-selective compounds have been screened, characterized, and tested in various animal models of AF, evidence of antiarrhythmic efficacy in humans is still lacking. Moreover, current guidelines for pre-clinical assessment of candidate drugs heavily rely on steady-state concentration-response curves or IC50 values, which can overlook adverse cardiotoxic effects...
September 2017: Chaos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960297/radiological-anatomy-assessment-of-the-fissura-pterygomaxillaris-for-a-surgical-approach-to-ganglion-pterygopalatinum
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Miguel Puche-Torres, Arantxa Blasco-Serra, Ana Campos-Peláez, Alfonso A Valverde-Navarro
The ganglion pterygopalatinum has become a therapeutic target to treat various pain syndromes in recent years. It is located in the fossa pterygopalatina, and the fissura pterygomaxillaris is the main access to surgically approach this structure. Recently, the neuromodulation of the ganglion pterygopalatinum by microstimulator implantation has become the first therapeutic line in refractory cluster headache treatment. This invasive technique is performed transorally through the fissura pterygomaxillaris, and is limited by the size of the implantation device, which requires an opening of at least 2 mm...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911338/organisational-culture-and-trust-as-influences-over-the-implementation-of-equity-oriented-policy-in-two-south-african-case-study-hospitals
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Ermin Erasmus, Lucy Gilson, Veloshnee Govender, Moremi Nkosi
BACKGROUND: This paper uses the concepts of organisational culture and organisational trust to explore the implementation of equity-oriented policies - the Uniform Patient Fee Schedule (UPFS) and Patients' Rights Charter (PRC) - in two South African district hospitals. It contributes to the small literatures on organisational culture and trust in low- and middle-income country health systems, and broader work on health systems' people-centeredness and "software". METHODS: The research entailed semi-structured interviews (Hospital A n = 115, Hospital B n = 80) with provincial, regional, district and hospital managers, as well as clinical and non-clinical hospital staff, hospital board members, and patients; observations of policy implementation, organisational functioning, staff interactions and patient-provider interactions; and structured surveys operationalising the Competing Values Framework for measuring organisational culture (Hospital A n = 155, Hospital B n = 77) and Organisational Trust Inventory (Hospital A n = 185, Hospital B n = 92) for assessing staff-manager trust...
September 15, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867060/surgical-complications-of-ankle-joint-arthrodesis-and-ankle-arthroplasty-procedures
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REVIEW
Benjamin D Overley, Matthew R Rementer
Total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) and ankle arthrodesis (AA) are complicated surgeries that carry a learning curve with them. Complications are an aspect of all surgeries that must be considered. Surgeons must be prepared to handle these complications. The most important things are early identification and treatment of these complications. Treating complications is a combination of medicines, conservative measures, and most importantly surgical intervention. Recent studies have shown a decrease in complications of TAA and AA over the past 10 years...
October 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856845/latif-s-point-a-new-point-for-veress-needle-insertion-for-pneumoperitoneum-in-difficult-laparoscopy
#17
Mohamed E Abd Ellatif, Wagih M Ghnnam, Ashraf Abbas, Magdy Basheer, Ibrahim Dawoud, Ramadan Ellaithy
INTRODUCTION: Creating pneumoperitoneum is the most challenging step during laparoscopy. The periumbilical area is the classic site for Veress needle insertion. We adopted a new access point for peritoneal insufflation. METHODS: We introduced a new point for Veress needle insertion to create pneumoperitoneum during difficult laparoscopic procedures. The needle is placed between the xiphoid process and the right costal margin, and it then proceeds toward the patient's right axilla...
August 30, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852559/clinical-genomics-big-data-and-electronic-medical-records-reconciling-patient-rights-with-research-when-privacy-and-science-collide
#18
Jennifer Kulynych, Henry T Greely
Widespread use of medical records for research, without consent, attracts little scrutiny compared to biospecimen research, where concerns about genomic privacy prompted recent federal proposals to mandate consent. This paper explores an important consequence of the proliferation of electronic health records (EHRs) in this permissive atmosphere: with the advent of clinical gene sequencing, EHR-based secondary research poses genetic privacy risks akin to those of biospecimen research, yet regulators still permit researchers to call gene sequence data 'de-identified', removing such data from the protection of the federal Privacy Rule and federal human subjects regulations...
April 2017: Journal of Law and the Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837009/public-and-professional-insights-on-end-of-life-care-results-of-the-2016-health-care-in-canada-survey
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Terrence Montague, Joanna Nemis-White, John Aylen, Sara Ahmed, Sharon Baxter, Lesli Martin, Owen Adams, Amédé Gogovor
A new dimension has been added to Canadian Medicare ߝ exemption from prosecution for physicians, nurse practitioners and assistants providing medical assistance in dying for competent and informed adult patients with a grievous and irremediable medical condition causing intolerable physical or psychological suffering, irreversible decline in capabilities and reasonably foreseeable natural death. To define stakeholders' perceptions on all contemporary end-of-life care options, we analyzed data from the 2016 Health Care in Canada Survey comprising representative samples of the adult public (n = 1,500), physicians (n = 102), nurses (n = 102), pharmacists (n = 100), administrators (n = 100) and allied health professionals (n = 100)...
2017: Healthcare Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836250/-clinical-efficacy-of-superior-mesenteric-artery-oriented-laparoscopic-complete-mesocolic-excision-in-the-treatment-of-right-colonic-cancer
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Yong Wang, Dongsheng Zhang, Yifei Feng, Zan Fu, Ziwei Xu, Yueming Sun
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical efficacy of superior mesenteric artery (SMA)-oriented laparoscopic complete mesocolic excision (CME) with a medial-to-lateral approach in the treatment of right colonic cancer. METHODS: A total of 166 patients with right colonic cancer who were admitted to The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University from January 2015 to December 2016 underwent SMA-oriented laparoscopic CME by the same surgical team. Clinical data of these patients were retrospectively analyzed...
August 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
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