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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
#1
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...
April 20, 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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368896/committee-opinion-no-703-asymptomatic-microscopic-hematuria-in-women
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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...
March 30, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343197/-skin-cancers-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
#6
Anna Bieryło, Szymon Brzósko, Elżbieta Laudańska, Beata Naumnik
Kidney transplantation is the best treatment for end-stage renal failure. It prolongs the patient's life, improves quality of life and reduces costs associated with renal replacement therapy. Increasingly, newer immunosuppressive regimens allow for the proper functioning of the transplanted organ for many years. The progress in transplantation, qualification patients in older age for the procedure and longer survival of kidney graft lead to an increase in the number of patients receiving immunosuppressive drugs...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282022/barriers-to-health-care-for-adults-with-multiple-chronic-conditions-united-states-2012-2015
#7
Brian W Ward
Data from the National Health Interview Survey •In 2015, the percentage of adults aged 18-64 who delayed or did not obtain needed medical care due to cost in the past 12 months was highest among those diagnosed with 2 or more of 10 selected chronic conditions (16.9%), and it was lowest among those with none of the selected conditions (8.5%). •The percentage of adults who delayed needed medical care for a non-cost reason in the past 12 months increased as the number of conditions increased. •The percentage of adults who had seen or talked to a health professional in the past 12 months increased as the number of conditions increased...
March 2017: NCHS Data Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240514/economic-burden-of-avoidable-hospitalizations-among-patients-with-cancer-at-namazi-hospital-in-shiraz-2013
#8
Nahid Hatam, Tannaz Fanusi, Mehdi Dehghani, Reza Vojdani, Mani Ramzi, Mehrdad Askarian
Introduction: Hospitalization of patients with cancer has a significant economic impact and avoidance where unnecessary has great potential for significant cost savings for patients, individual hospitals and the health system in general. Methods: Demographic, clinical and economical data were collected from medical records in our hospital retrospectively. Oncology clinicians reviewed medical records to categorize each hospitalization as “potentially avoidable” or “not avoidable.” Patient demographic and clinical data were abstracted and quantitative and qualitative analyses were performed to identify patient characteristics and outcomes associated with potentially avoidable hospitalizations...
January 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208186/comparison-of-patient-report-and-medical-records-of-comorbidities-results-from-a-population-based-cohort-of-patients-with-prostate-cancer
#9
Fan Ye, Dominic H Moon, William R Carpenter, Bryce B Reeve, Deborah S Usinger, Rebecca L Green, Kiayni Spearman, Nathan C Sheets, Kevin A Pearlstein, Angela R Lucero, Mark R Waddle, Paul A Godley, Ronald C Chen
Importance: The comorbid conditions of patients with cancer affect treatment decisions, which in turn affect survival and health-related quality-of-life outcomes. Comparative effectiveness research studies must account for these conditions via medical record abstraction or patient report. Objective: To examine the agreement between medical records and patient reports in assessing comorbidities. Design, Setting, and Participants: Patient-reported information and medical records were prospectively collected as part of the North Carolina Prostate Cancer Comparative Effectiveness & Survivorship Study, a population-based cohort of 881 patients with newly diagnosed localized prostate cancer enrolled in the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry from January 1, 2011, through June 30, 2013...
February 16, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132967/kidney-cadmium-toxicity-diabetes-and-high-blood-pressure-the-perfect-storm
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REVIEW
Soisungwan Satarug, David A Vesey, Glenda C Gobe
Cadmium (Cd) is an environmental toxicant of widespread exposure and pervasive toxicity. Absorption, systemic transport and uptake of Cd are mediated by metal transporters that the body uses for acquisition of physiologically-essential elements, notably of iron, zinc and calcium. Currently, human exposure to Cd is known to damage the kidneys, especially the proximal tubular cells that actively reabsorb Cd along with zinc, glucose and amino acids in the glomerular filtrate. Severe kidney damage, glycosuria and proteinuria are known outcomes after high dietary Cd intake (> 200 µg/day)...
January 2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122500/costs-of-care-at-the-end-of-life-among-elderly-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-patterns-and-predictors-in-a-nationwide-cohort-study
#11
Bradley Chen, Victoria Y Fan, Yiing-Jenq Chou, Chin-Chi Kuo
BACKGROUND: Despite the urgent need for evidence to guide the end-of-life (EOL) care for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), we have limited knowledge of the costs and intensity of EOL care in this population. The present study examined patterns and predictors for EOL care intensity among elderly patients with CKD. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective nationwide cohort study utilizing the Taiwan National Health Insurance (NHI) Research Database. A total of 65,124 CKD patients aged ≥ 60 years, who died in hospitals or shortly after discharge between 2002 and 2012 were analyzed...
January 26, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056852/non-dialysis-dependent-chronic-kidney-disease-is-associated-with-high-total-and-out-of-pocket-healthcare-expenditures
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Christina Small, Holly J Kramer, Karen A Griffin, Kavitha Vellanki, David J Leehey, Vinod K Bansal, Talar W Markossian
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have documented the high costs of non-dialysis dependent chronic kidney disease (CKD) but out-of-pocket healthcare expenditures remain poorly explored. This study described total direct and out-of-pocket expenditures for adults with non-dialysis dependent CKD and compared expenditures with those for cancer or stroke. METHODS: This study used data from the 2011-2013 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, a national survey of healthcare expenditures in the U...
January 5, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049408/detailed-simulation-of-cancer-exome-sequencing-data-reveals-differences-and-common-limitations-of-variant-callers
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Ariane L Hofmann, Jonas Behr, Jochen Singer, Jack Kuipers, Christian Beisel, Peter Schraml, Holger Moch, Niko Beerenwinkel
BACKGROUND: Next-generation sequencing of matched tumor and normal biopsy pairs has become a technology of paramount importance for precision cancer treatment. Sequencing costs have dropped tremendously, allowing the sequencing of the whole exome of tumors for just a fraction of the total treatment costs. However, clinicians and scientists cannot take full advantage of the generated data because the accuracy of analysis pipelines is limited. This particularly concerns the reliable identification of subclonal mutations in a cancer tissue sample with very low frequencies, which may be clinically relevant...
January 3, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986531/patient-function-and-the-value-of-surgical-care-for-kidney-cancer
#14
Hung-Jui Tan, Joseph D Shirk, Karim Chamie, Mark S Litwin, Jim C Hu
PURPOSE: Frailty and functional status have emerged as significant predictors of morbidity and mortality for patients undergoing cancer surgery. To articulate the impact on value (ie quality per cost), we compared perioperative outcomes and expenditures according to patient function for older adults undergoing kidney cancer surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using linked SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results)-Medicare data, we identified 19,129 elderly patients with kidney cancer treated with nonablative surgery from 2000 to 2009...
May 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986369/updated-european-association-of-urology-guidelines-regarding-adjuvant-therapy-for-renal-cell-carcinoma
#15
Axel Bex, Laurence Albiges, Börje Ljungberg, Karim Bensalah, Saeed Dabestani, Rachel H Giles, Fabian Hofmann, Milan Hora, Markus A Kuczyk, Thomas B Lam, Lorenzo Marconi, Axel S Merseburger, Michael Staehler, Alessandro Volpe, Thomas Powles
The European Association of Urology Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) guidelines panel updated their recommendation on adjuvant therapy in unfavourable, clinically nonmetastatic RCC following the recently reported results of a second randomised controlled phase 3 trial comparing 1-yr sunitinib to placebo for high-risk RCC after nephrectomy (S-TRAC). On the basis of conflicting results from the two available studies, the panel rated the quality of the evidence, the harm-to-benefit ratio, patient preferences, and costs...
May 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805505/challenges-for-renal-retransplant-an-overview
#16
Mohamed Adel Bakr, Ahmed Abdelfattah Denewar, Mohamed Hamed Abbas
Despite many achievements in renal transplant in the past few years regarding immunosuppression and tissue matching, the rates of early and late graft loss and return to dialysis are still high. Many of those with primary graft failure will be listed for a kidney retransplant, as this allows for better quality of life than dialysis. Many challenges face those requiring renal retransplant, including first graft nephrectomy and whether site of retransplant should be ipsilateral or contralateral, whether to conduct preemptive retransplant or wait while on dialysis, additional immunologic factors, immunosuppression after retransplant, cancer risk, BK virus infection, and retransplant in pediatrics...
November 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730390/ann-prediction-of-metabolic-syndrome-a-complex-puzzle-that-will-be-completed
#17
Darko Ivanović, Aleksandar Kupusinac, Edita Stokić, Rade Doroslovački, Dragan Ivetić
The diagnosis of metabolic syndrome (MetS) has a leading role in the early prevention of chronic disease, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, cancers and chronic kidney disease. It would be very greatful that MetS diagnosis can be predicted in everyday clinical practice. This paper presents artificial neural network (ANN) prediction of the diagnosis of MetS that includes solely non-invasive, low-cost and easily-obtained diagnostic methods. This solution can extract the risky persons and suggests complete tests only on them by saving money and time...
December 2016: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686066/mortality-and-treatment-costs-of-hospitalized-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-between-the-three-major-health-insurance-schemes-in-thailand
#18
Sirirat Anutrakulchai, Pisaln Mairiang, Cholatip Pongskul, Kaewjai Thepsuthammarat, Chitranon Chan-On, Bandit Thinkhamrop
BACKGROUND: Thailand has reformed its healthcare to ensure fairness and universality. Previous reports comparing the fairness among the 3 main healthcare schemes, including the Universal Coverage Scheme (UCS), the Civil Servant Medical Benefit Scheme (CSMBS) and the Social Health Insurance (SHI) have been published. They focused mainly on provision of medication for cancers and human immunodeficiency virus infection. Since chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients have a high rate of hospitalization and high risk of death, they also require special care and need more than access to medicine...
September 29, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681491/basic-methods-for-the-assessment-of-the-health-related-quality-of-life-in-uro-oncological-patients
#19
Roman Sosnowski, Marta Kulpa, Mariola Kosowicz, Fabrizio Presicce, Francesco Porpiglia, Andrea Tubaro, Cosimo De Nunzio, Tomasz Demkow
BACKGROUND: The evaluation of patients' expectations and quality of life in uro-oncology is considered an important outcome of treatment efficacy and satisfaction. Aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the most frequently adopted tools in uro-oncology to assess Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL). EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A systematic literature search until October 2015 was performed on MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, PubMed combining the following terms: "quality of life", "health related quality of life", "kidney cancer", "bladder cancer", "prostate cancer"...
September 28, 2016: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621699/everolimus-in-the-management-of-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-an-evidence-based-review-of-its-place-in-therapy
#20
REVIEW
Sebastiano Buti, Alessandro Leonetti, Alice Dallatomasina, Melissa Bersanelli
INTRODUCTION: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most common type of kidney cancer in adults, and its pathogenesis is strictly related to altered cellular response to hypoxia, in which mTOR signaling pathway is implicated. Everolimus, an mTOR serine/threonine kinase inhibitor, represents a therapeutic option for the treatment of advanced RCC. AIM: The objective of this article is to review the evidence for the treatment of metastatic RCC with everolimus. EVIDENCE REVIEW: Everolimus was approved for second- and third-line therapy in patients with advanced RCC according to the results of a Phase III pivotal trial that demonstrated a benefit in median progression-free survival of ~2 months compared to placebo after failure of previous lines of therapy, of which at least one was an anti-VEGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI)...
2016: Core Evidence
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