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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917949/linear-association-between-number-of-modifiable-risk-factors-and-multiple-chronic-conditions-results-from-the-behavioral-risk-factor-surveillance-system
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Mary L Adams, Joseph Grandpre, David L Katz, Douglas Shenson
Multiple (≥2) chronic conditions (MCCs) are responsible for a large fraction of healthcare costs. Our aim was to examine possible associations between MCCs and composite measures of behavioral risk factors (RFs). Data were publicly available 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and included 483,865 non-institutionalized US adults ages ≥18years. Chronic conditions included asthma, arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cognitive impairment, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and kidney disease...
September 13, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890005/-ablative-therapy-in-kidney-cancer-oncological-functional-perioperative-outcomes-and-cost
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P Mouracade, T Tricard, A Gangi, X Cathelineau, H Lang
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of kidney cancer has increased significantly over the past few decades presumably due to the increased use of imaging. The aim of this article is to describe contemporary outcomes of ablative therapy and to compare them to other therapeutic options in terms of oncological, functional, perioperative outcomes and cost. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We searched MEDLINE(®), Embase(®), using (MeSH) words; from January 2005 through May 2017, and we looked for all the studies...
September 7, 2017: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886426/synthesis-characterization-and-evaluation-cytotoxic-activity-of-silver-nanoparticles-synthesized-by-chinese-herbal-cornus-officinalis-via-environment-friendly-approach
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Yangqing He, Xing Li, Ju Wang, Qian Yang, Binghua Yao, Yingjuan Zhao, Aiming Zhao, Wenxing Sun, Qian Zhang
Cornus officinalis has been widely used as a precious herb and as the tonic food to improve kidney function in China. Its fruits have been used in many traditional Chinese medicine prescriptions to treat kidney diseases, diabetes, cancer and shock. In this study, a new eco-friendly approach for green synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) by using the fruits of Cornus officinalis aqueous extract as a reducing and stabilizing agent. The so-synthesized AgNPs showed quasi-spherical in shape with uniform dispersal and an average mean size of 11...
September 1, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880839/differences-between-younger-and-older-us-adults-with-multiple-chronic-conditions
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Mary L Adams
INTRODUCTION: Adults with multiple (≥2) chronic conditions (MCCs) account for a large portion of US health care costs. Despite the increase in MCC rates with age, most people with MCCs are working age. The study objective was to compare adults with MCCs who were younger than 65 years with those aged 65 years or older on selected measures to better understand the differences between groups and inform interventions that could lower health care costs. METHODS: Data from respondents to the 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data (N = 201,711) were used to compare adults aged 65 or older with MCCs with those younger than 65 with MCCs in unadjusted and adjusted analyses on chronic conditions, quality of life measures, disability status, access to health care, and modifiable risk factors...
September 7, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877856/geriatric-cancer-trends-in-the-middle-east-findings-from-lebanese-cancer-projections-until-2025
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Fady G H Haddad, Joseph Kattan, Hampig R Kourie, Elie El Rassy, Tarek Assi, Salim M Adib
OBJECTIVE: By 2020, 70% of all cancers will occur in patients aged 65years and older, causing an increase in related morbidity, mortality, and cost. This study projects cancer trends in the elderly population in Lebanon, a country experiencing accelerating aging trends. Findings will guide future policy decisions regarding geriatric oncology in Lebanon and the surrounding Arab world. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cancer incidence rates were derived for men and women 65years and above, divided into three age groups: 65-69years, 70-74years, and 75years and above...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869173/-ablative-therapy-in-kidney-cancer-indications
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T Tricard, G Tsoumakidou, V Lindner, J Garnon, G Albrand, X Cathelineau, A Gangi, H Lang
BACKGROUND: Ablative therapies (AT) in kidney cancer are rising. It's important to evaluate the situation of this therapy. The aim of this study is to identify the best indications for AT treatment for kidney cancer. METHODS: Review of literature using Medline and Embase databases. Study were selected based on scientific relevance. Clinical keys centered on the best requirements to indicate ablative therapies. RESULTS: AT is indicated according to specific tumor and patients criteria...
August 28, 2017: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28847047/-deaths-and-life-expectancy-losses-attributable-to-diet-high-in-sodium-in-china
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S W Liu, Y Cai, X Y Zeng, P Yin, J L Qi, Y N Liu, J M Liu, Z P Zhao, M Zhang, L M Wang, L J Wang, M Xue, M G Zhou
Objective: To quantitatively estimate the deaths and life expectancy losses attributable to diet high in sodium in China, and examine the gains and shifts under different control scenarios of sodium consumption. Methods: Based on data from the cause-of-death through the National Mortality Surveillance System, and 24 hours urinary sodium values from Global Burden of Disease study on Chinese's estimates, population attributable fractions with the framework of comparative risk assessment were used to analyze the deaths and life expectancy losses due to diet high in sodium...
August 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836965/predictors-of-high-healthcare-costs-in-elderly-patients-with-liver-cancer-in-end-of-life-a-longitudinal-population-based-study
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Jui-Kun Chiang, Yee-Hsin Kao
BACKGROUND: Studies have indicated a pervasive pattern of decreasing healthcare costs during elderly patients' last year of life. The aim of this study was to explore the predictors of high healthcare costs (HC) in elderly liver cancer patients in Taiwan during their last month of life (LML). METHODS: Costs of hospitalization, outpatient visits, aggressiveness of care, and associated costs for elderly (age ≥ 65 y) patients with liver cancer in the LML were analyzed using a national insurance database...
August 24, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807351/cost-effectiveness-of-nivolumab-in-advanced-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Michal Sarfaty, Moshe Leshno, Noa Gordon, Assaf Moore, Victoria Neiman, Eli Rosenbaum, Daniel A Goldstein
BACKGROUND: In recent years, new drugs have been introduced for second-line treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Nivolumab increases overall survival and is associated with less toxicity compared to everolimus in this setting according to the CheckMate 025 study. However, because of the high cost of nivolumab, there is a need to define its value by considering both efficacy and cost. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the cost effectiveness of nivolumab for second-line treatment of advanced RCC from the US payer perspective...
August 11, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650895/asymptomatic-microscopic-hematuria-in-women
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(no author information available yet)
Asymptomatic microscopic hematuria is an important clinical sign of urinary tract malignancy. Asymptomatic microscopic hematuria has been variably defined over the years. In addition, the evidence primarily is based on data from male patients. However, whether the patient is a man or a woman influences the differential diagnosis of asymptomatic microscopic hematuria, and the risk of urinary tract malignancy (bladder, ureter, and kidney) is significantly less in women than in men. Among women, being older than 60 years, having a history of smoking, and having gross hematuria are the strongest predictors of urologic cancer...
July 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555652/reducing-the-costs-of-chronic-kidney-disease-while-delivering-quality-health-care-a-call-to-action
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REVIEW
Raymond Vanholder, Lieven Annemans, Edwina Brown, Ron Gansevoort, Judith J Gout-Zwart, Norbert Lameire, Rachael L Morton, Rainer Oberbauer, Maarten J Postma, Marcello Tonelli, Wim Van Biesen, Carmine Zoccali
The treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) imposes substantial societal costs. Expenditure is highest for renal replacement therapy (RRT), especially in-hospital haemodialysis. Redirection towards less expensive forms of RRT (peritoneal dialysis, home haemodialysis) or kidney transplantation should decrease financial pressure. However, costs for CKD are not limited to RRT, but also include nonrenal health-care costs, costs not related to health care, and costs for patients with CKD who are not yet receiving RRT...
July 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538493/committee-opinion-no-703-summary-asymptomatic-microscopic-hematuria-in-women
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(no author information available yet)
Asymptomatic microscopic hematuria is an important clinical sign of urinary tract malignancy. Asymptomatic microscopic hematuria has been variably defined over the years. In addition, the evidence primarily is based on data from male patients. However, whether the patient is a man or a woman influences the differential diagnosis of asymptomatic microscopic hematuria, and the risk of urinary tract malignancy (bladder, ureter, and kidney) is significantly less in women than in men. Among women, being older than 60 years, having a history of smoking, and having gross hematuria are the strongest predictors of urologic cancer...
June 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535970/upper-extremity-deep-venous-thrombosis-after-port-insertion-what-are-the-risk-factors
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Omidreza Tabatabaie, Gyulnara G Kasumova, Tara S Kent, Mariam F Eskander, Ayotunde B Fadayomi, Sing Chau Ng, Jonathan F Critchlow, Nicholas E Tawa, Jennifer F Tseng
BACKGROUND: Totally implantable venous access devices (ports) are widely used, especially for cancer chemotherapy. Although their use has been associated with upper extremity deep venous thrombosis, the risk factors of upper extremity deep venous thrombosis in patients with a port are not studied adequately. METHODS: The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project's Florida State Ambulatory Surgery and Services Database was queried between 2007 and 2011 for patients who underwent outpatient port insertion, identified by Current Procedural Terminology code...
August 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530200/antioxidant-antibacterial-and-anticancer-properties-of-phyto-synthesised-artemisia-quttensis-podlech-extract-mediated-agnps
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Farinaz Ghanbar, Amir Mirzaie, Fatemeh Ashrafi, Hassan Noorbazargan, Mojgan Dalirsaber Jalali, Soheil Salehi, Seyed Ataollah Sadat Shandiz
The focus of this study is on a rapid and cost-effective approach for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using Artemisia quttensis Podlech aerial parts extract and assessment of their antioxidant, antibacterial and anticancer activities. The prepared AgNPs were determined by ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive spectroscopy, and dynamic light scattering and zeta-potential analysis...
June 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477204/minimally-invasive-vs-open-nephrectomy-in-the-modern-era-does-approach-matter
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David M Golombos, Bilal Chughtai, Quoc-Dien Trinh, Dominique Thomas, Jialin Mao, Alexis Te, Padraic O'Malley, Douglas S Scherr, Joseph Del Pizzo, Jim C Hu, Art Sedrakyan
PURPOSE: To evaluate if the widespread adoption of a minimally invasive approach to radical nephrectomy has affected short- and long-term patient outcomes in the modern era. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of patients who underwent radical nephrectomy from 2001 to 2012 was conducted using the US National Cancer Institute Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program and Medicare insurance program database. Patients who underwent open surgery were compared to those who underwent minimally invasive surgery using propensity score matching...
May 5, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471202/-use-of-porous-hydrogel-as-a-3d-scaffold-for-the-growth-of-leukemic-b-lymphocytes
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R Studená, D Horák, J Baloun, Z Plichta, Š Pospíšilová
BACKGROUND: Primary human B cells chronic lymphocytic leukemia undergoes apoptosis, from which they can be rescued by contact with stromal cells or by the addition of specific soluble factor, when cultured in vitro. For research purposes of the behavior of CLL cells we created 3D in vitro model in which we simulated appropriate microenvironment for CLL cells to allow study the mechanism of survival of these cells in long-term cultivation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Our aim was the scaffold structure to be geometrically similar to the 3D morphology of supporting bone marrow tissue in a trabecular bone; the 3D scaffold was also designed to conform to biocompatibility, sufficiently large surface area for cell attachment, high porosity for cell migration, proliferation and transport of nutrients...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441373/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-interventions-to-reduce-risk-of-aspiration-in-elderly-cancer-survivors-residing-in-skilled-nursing-facilities
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S Mantravadi
BACKGROUND: Aspiration can occur in patients of any age group, but it can be prevented. The primary population at risk is made up of survivors of cancer because of their increased risk of mucositis, mucosal atrophy, and dysphagia associated with chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and the disease process itself. The rate of incidence of aspiration cannot be quantified, because minor cases of aspiration often go unreported. Sequelae ensuing from aspirations can include pneumonia, end-stage kidney disease, dialysis, and death...
April 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429073/urinary-extracellular-vesicles-a-promising-shortcut-to-novel-biomarker-discoveries
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REVIEW
Karina Barreiro, Harry Holthofer
Proteomic and genomic techniques have reached full maturity and are providing unforeseen details for the comprehensive understanding of disease pathologies at a fraction of previous costs. However, for kidney diseases, many gaps in such information remain to inhibit major advances in the prevention, treatment and diagnostics of these devastating diseases, which have enormous global impact. The discovery of ubiquitous extracellular vesicles (EV) in all bodily fluids is rapidly increasing the fundamental knowledge of disease mechanisms and the ways in which cells communicate with distant locations in processes of cancer spread, immunological regulation, barrier functions and general modulation of cellular activity...
July 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397762/cellular-models-and-in-vitro-assays-for-the-screening-of-modulators-of-p-gp-mrp1-and-bcrp
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REVIEW
Mariline Gameiro, Renata Silva, Carolina Rocha-Pereira, Helena Carmo, Félix Carvalho, Maria de Lourdes Bastos, Fernando Remião
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-binding cassette (ABC) transporters are highly expressed in tumor cells, as well as in organs involved in absorption and secretion processes, mediating the ATP-dependent efflux of compounds, both endogenous substances and xenobiotics, including drugs. Their expression and activity levels are modulated by the presence of inhibitors, inducers and/or activators. In vitro, ex vivo and in vivo studies with both known and newly synthesized P-glycoprotein (P-gp) inducers and/or activators have shown the usefulness of these transport mechanisms in reducing the systemic exposure and specific tissue access of potentially harmful compounds...
April 8, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389707/the-race-of-10-synthetic-rnai-based-drugs-to-the-pharmaceutical-market
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REVIEW
Ricardo Titze-de-Almeida, Catherine David, Simoneide Souza Titze-de-Almeida
Ten years after Fire and Melo's Nobel Prize for discovery of gene silencing by double-stranded RNA, a remarkable progress was achieved in RNA interference (RNAi). Changes in the chemical structure of synthetic oligonucleotides make them more stable and specific, and new delivery strategies became progressively available. The attention of pharmaceutical industry rapidly turned to RNAi, as an opportunity to explore new drug targets. This review addresses nine small-interfering RNAs (siRNAs) and one unique microRNA (miRNA) inhibitor, which entered the phase 2-3 clinical trials...
April 7, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
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