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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906855/periocular-basal-cell-carcinoma-predictors-for-recurrence-and-infiltration-of-the-orbit
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Alena Furdova, Pavol Lukacko
PURPOSE: To present the proportion of patients with periocular basal cell carcinoma (BCC) who underwent orbital exenteration and to evaluate the significance of the risk factors. DESIGN: Retrospective, comparative, interventional case series. METHODS: Data of all patients with BCC between 2008 and 2014 were reviewed for patient demographics, previous treatment options, tumor localization, and histopathologic subtype. RESULTS: In group of 256 patients, orbital exenteration underwent 7 patients (2...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906723/safety-and-outcome-measures-of-first-in-human-intraperitoneal-%C3%AE-radioimmunotherapy-with-212pb-tcmc-trastuzumab
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Ruby F Meredith, Julien J Torgue, Tania A Rozgaja, Eileen P Banaga, Patty W Bunch, Ronald D Alvarez, J Michael Straughn, Michael C Dobelbower, Andrew M Lowy
PURPOSE: One-year monitoring of patients receiving intraperitoneal (IP) Pb-TCMC-trastuzumab to provide long-term safety and outcome data. A secondary objective was to study 7 tumor markers for correlation with outcome. METHODS: Eighteen patients with relapsed intra-abdominal human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 expressing peritoneal metastases were treated with a single IP infusion of Pb-TCMC-trastuzumab, delivered <4 h after 4 mg/kg IV trastuzumab. Seven tumor markers were studied for correlation with outcome...
November 30, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902638/the-pathophysiology-of-geographic-atrophy-secondary-to-age-related-macular-degeneration-and-the-complement-pathway-as-a-therapeutic-target
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David S Boyer, Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, Menno van Lookeren Campagne, Erin C Henry, Christopher Brittain
PURPOSE: Geographic atrophy (GA) is an advanced, vision-threatening form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affecting approximately five million individuals worldwide. To date, there are no approved therapeutics for GA treatment; however, several are in clinical trials. This review focuses on the pathophysiology of GA, particularly the role of complement cascade dysregulation and emerging therapies targeting the complement cascade. METHODS: Primary literature search on PubMed for GA, complement cascade in age-related macular degeneration...
November 29, 2016: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890256/why-the-stagnation-in-effective-therapy-for-mds
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William Blum
The question posed above assumes that we are going nowhere in therapies for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and asks, why? Yet, in recent years novel and effective therapies for MDS indeed have begun to emerge, particularly in patients with lower-risk disease. Beyond this, however, most of the progress has been limited to advances in allogeneic transplantation for higher-risk patients. This discussion will focus first on areas where we have moved beyond "stagnation," including these advances in supportive care for lower-risk patients and in emerging transplant gains...
December 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886461/biomaterial-based-implantable-devices-for-cancer-therapy
#5
Sue Anne Chew, Serena Danti
This review article focuses on the current local therapies mediated by implanted macroscaled biomaterials available or proposed for fighting cancer and also highlights the upcoming research in this field. Several authoritative review articles have collected and discussed the state-of-the-art as well as the advancements in using biomaterial-based micro- and nano-particle systems for drug delivery in cancer therapy. On the other hand, implantable biomaterial devices are emerging as highly versatile therapeutic platforms, which deserve an increased attention by the healthcare scientific community, as they are able to offer innovative, more effective and creative strategies against tumors...
November 25, 2016: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875377/spinal-cord-stimulation-for-refractory-angina-pectoris-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xiaoxiao Pan, Hongguang Bao, Yanna Si, Chenjie Xu, Hao Chen, Xianzhong Gao, Xinyi Xie, Yajie Xu, Fan Sun, Lingqing Zeng
OBJECTIVES: Parasthesia free stimulation, such as high frequency and burst have been demonstrated as effective therapies for neuropathic pain. The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of conventional spinal cord stimulation (SCS) in the treatment of refractory angina pectoris (RAP). METHODS: Relevant randomized controlled trial (RCT) studies that investigated SCS for patients with RAP were comprehensively searched in Medline, Pubmed, Embase, and Cochrane Library...
November 21, 2016: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870664/targeting-il-25-as-a-novel-therapy-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps
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Mingyu Lee, Dae Woo Kim, Hyun-Woo Shin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNPs) is a heterogeneous inflammatory disorder with a poorly understood pathophysiology. Recent findings show that epithelial-derived cytokines, including thymic stromal lymphopoietin, IL-33, and IL-25, can exacerbate Th2 immune responses, ultimately leading to recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal polyp. Although IL-25 is increased in CRSwNP, the targeting of IL-25 as a therapeutic strategy remains largely unexplored...
November 18, 2016: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846036/virological-blips-and-predictors-of-post-treatment-viral-control-after-stopping-art-started-in-primary-hiv-infection
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Sarah Fidler, Ashley D Olson, Heiner C Bucher, Julie Fox, John Thornhill, Charles Morrison, Roberto Muga, Andrew Phillips, John Frater, Kholoud Porter
BACKGROUND: Few individuals commencing antiretroviral therapy (ART) in primary HIV infection (PHI) maintain undetectable viraemia following treatment cessation. Associated factors remain unclear given the importance of the phenomenon to cure research. METHODS: Using CASCADE data of seroconverters starting ART in PHI (≤6 months from seroconversion), we estimated proportions experiencing viral blips (>400 copies followed by <400 copies HIV RNA/mL without alteration of regimen) while on ART...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830610/cognitive-behaviour-therapy-with-patients-for-whom-english-is-a-second-language
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'Therapists or clinicians need to be creative and flexible when working with patients for whom English is a second language, but they do not necessarily need to have the ability to speak the patient's first language'.
November 10, 2016: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828929/the-characteristics-of-naive-like-t-cells-in-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-from-human-lung-cancer
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Si Yuan Sheng, Yong Gu, Chuan Gang Lu, Ying Ying Tang, Jian Yong Zou, Yu Qing Zhang, Rong Fu Wang, Hai Hong
Adoptive cell therapy using autologous tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) or genetically modified lymphocytes from TILs is a new effective approach, but the application of TIL immunotherapy is still limited in many solid tumors. Knowledge of the classification and function of TILs is important to develop personalized immunotherapy with TILs in non-small lung cancer (NSCLC). In this study, we show the characteristics of T-cell subsets in TILs isolated from NSCLC. CD3 CD8 CD45RA T cells outnumbered CD3 CD4 CD45RA T cells in CD45RA TILs, but it was the opposite in CD45RO TILs...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824724/multiple-evanescent-white-dot-syndrome-with-central-visual-loss
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Gaetano R Barile, Sarah A Harmon
PURPOSE: To report the clinical case of a 64-year-old man who developed several features of multiple evanescent white dot syndrome (MEWDS) but with central visual loss that persisted because of significant structural macular disease. METHODS: A case report was generated by a review of the clinical course and imaging investigations of one patient, along with review of the literature. RESULTS: A 64-year-old man noted decreased vision in the right eye for 2 weeks, associated with a central scotoma with shimmering, gauze effect of the vision...
November 7, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812338/systemic-case-formulation-individualized-process-monitoring-and-state-dynamics-in-a-case-of-dissociative-identity-disorder
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Günter K Schiepek, Barbara Stöger-Schmidinger, Wolfgang Aichhorn, Helmut Schöller, Benjamin Aas
Objective: The aim of this case report is to demonstrate the feasibility of a systemic procedure (synergetic process management) including modeling of the idiographic psychological system and continuous high-frequency monitoring of change dynamics in a case of dissociative identity disorder. The psychotherapy was realized in a day treatment center with a female client diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and dissociative identity disorder. Methods: A three hour long co-creative session at the beginning of the treatment period allowed for modeling the systemic network of the client's dynamics of cognitions, emotions, and behavior...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798489/the-future-of-n-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-therapy
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Michael H Davidson, Lane B Benes
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article focuses on the potential role by which a complex mixture of omega-3 fatty acids (OM3-FAs) may beneficially modify cardiovascular risk by modifying the cholesterol composition of atherogenic lipoproteins. This hypothesis is being tested in the STRENGTH trial, which is enrolling 13 000 patients on statins at high cardiovascular risk with hypertriglyceridemia and low HDL cholesterol (HDL-C) treated with an OM3-carboxylic acid. RECENT FINDINGS: Complex mixtures of OM3-FAs containing predominately eicosapentanoic acid and docosahexanoic acid in combination with statins lowers non-HDL by reducing triglyceride-rich lipoprotein cholesterol (TRL-C) while shifting small LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) to large LDL-C...
December 2016: Current Opinion in Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791276/the-2016-accp-pharmacotherapy-didactic-curriculum-toolkit
#14
Terry L Schwinghammer, Andrew J Crannage, Eric G Boyce, Bridget Bradley, Alyssa Christensen, Henry M Dunnenberger, Michelle Fravel, Holly Gurgle, Drayton A Hammond, Jennifer Kwon, Douglas Slain, Kurt A Wargo
The 2016 American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Educational Affairs Committee was charged with updating and contemporizing ACCP's 2009 Pharmacotherapy Didactic Curriculum Toolkit. The toolkit has been designed to guide schools and colleges of pharmacy in developing, maintaining, and modifying their curricula. The 2016 committee reviewed the recent medical literature and other documents to identify disease states that are responsive to drug therapy. Diseases and content topics were organized by organ system, when feasible, and grouped into tiers as defined by practice competency...
October 28, 2016: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787347/housing-stability-and-medication-adherence-among-hiv-positive-individuals-in-antiretroviral-therapy-a-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies-in-the-u-s
#15
Rebecca Arden Harris, Xiaonan Xue, Peter A Selwyn
BACKGROUND: Previous research has produced inconsistent evidence of an association between housing stability and medication adherence among HIV-positive individuals in antiretroviral therapy. OBJECTIVE: We conducted a meta-analysis of the housing-adherence relationship based on a comprehensive search of observational studies in the PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane databases (January 2000 - January 2016). Ten qualifying studies were identified representing 10,556 individuals...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787339/determination-of-phenotypic-resistance-cutoffs-from-routine-clinical-data
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Alejandro Pironti, Hauke Walter, Nico Pfeifer, Elena Knops, Nadine Lübke, Joachim Büch, Simona Di Giambenedetto, Rolf Kaiser, Thomas Lengauer
BACKGROUND: HIV-1 drug resistance can be measured with phenotypic drug-resistance tests. However, the output of these tests, the resistance factor (RF), requires interpretation with respect to the in-vivo activity of the tested variant. Specifically, the dynamic range of the RF for each drug has to be divided into a suitable number of clinically meaningful intervals. METHODS: We calculated a susceptible-to-intermediate and an intermediate-to-resistant cutoff per drug for RFs predicted by geno2pheno[resistance]...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782920/successful-integrative-medicine-assessment-and-treatment-of-chronic-pain-associated-with-breast-surgery-a-report-of-3-cases
#17
Myung Kyu Chung, Patrick J LaRiccia
Presented is the first reported case series of chronic neck and back pain associated with breast scars from breast surgery and successfully treated with an integrative medicine assessment and treatment approach, which included the assessment technique of autonomic response testing and the scar therapy technique of neural therapy. Implications for nursing practice are discussed.
January 2017: Holistic Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760685/implementation-of-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-for-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-progress-and-emerging-issues-in-research-and-policy
#18
Carlos F Cáceres, Annick Borquez, Jeffrey D Klausner, Rachel Baggaley, Chris Beyrer
BACKGROUND: In this article, we present recent evidence from studies focused on the implementation, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV infection; discuss PrEP scale-up to date, including the observed levels of access and policy development; and elaborate on key emerging policy and research issues to consider for further scale-up, with a special focus on lower-middle income countries. DISCUSSION: The 2015 WHO Early Release Guidelines for HIV Treatment and Prevention reflect both scientific evidence and new policy perspectives...
2016: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759442/evidence-base-update-for-psychosocial-treatments-for-children-and-adolescents-exposed-to-traumatic-events
#19
Shannon Dorsey, Katie A McLaughlin, Suzanne E U Kerns, Julie P Harrison, Hilary K Lambert, Ernestine C Briggs, Julia Revillion Cox, Lisa Amaya-Jackson
Child and adolescent trauma exposure is prevalent, with trauma exposure-related symptoms, including posttraumatic stress, depressive, and anxiety symptoms often causing substantial impairment. This article updates the evidence base on psychosocial treatments for child and adolescent trauma exposure completed for this journal by Silverman et al. (2008). For this review, we focus on 37 studies conducted during the seven years since the last review. Treatments are grouped by overall treatment family (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy), treatment modality (e...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755213/controversies-in-persistent-chronic-lyme-disease
#20
Elizabeth L Maloney
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 300 000 new cases of Lyme disease occur each year in the United States and that 10% to 20% of these patients will remain symptomatic despite receiving appropriate antibiotic therapy. Many elements of the disease are poorly understood and have generated considerable controversy. This paper discusses the medical controversies related to posttreatment manifestations and their potential impact on infusion nurses.
November 2016: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
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