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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635980/improving-self-efficacy-and-self-care-in-adult-patients-with-a-urinary-diversion-a-pilot-study
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Kyle Merandy, Meredith A Morgan, Richard Lee, Douglas S Scherr
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of a multimodality educational intervention for improving self-efficacy (SE) and self-care in patients with a new urinary diversion (UD).
. DESIGN: Two-arm randomized, controlled trial.
. SETTING: Academic medical center in New York.
. SAMPLE: 8 adults diagnosed with bladder cancer requiring UD.
. METHODS: A multimodality educational intervention consisting of video, Microsoft PowerPoint® slides, and medical illustrations was developed...
May 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630851/vacuum-assisted-closure-in-patients-with-post-operative-infections-after-instrumented-spine-surgery-a-series-of-12-cases
#2
Maya Kale, Pravin Padalkar, Varshil Mehta
INTRODUCTION: Post-operative wound infections after spinal surgery is a very serious problem, leading to a risk of significant morbidity which may even lead to prolonged hospitalization. Various treatment protocols have been recommended for debridement, antibiotic, and soft-tissue management, but with mixed results. However, the risk of morbidity is still high with these treatment options. Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) system has been gaining popularity recently in the management of subacute, acute, and chronic wounds...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629962/pharmacological-inhibition-of-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-rescues-spatial-memory-impairments-in-neurofibromatosis-1-mutant-mice
#3
Joseph B Weiss, Sydney Weber, Tessa Marzulla, Jacob Raber
Heterozygous Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) loss of function mutations are found in 90% of patients with neurofibromatosis, a syndrome associated with disabling cognitive impairment. Drosophila studies have demonstrated a genetic interaction between Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (Alk) and NF1 in cognitive performance. In addition, pharmacologic inhibition of Alk improves cognitive performance in heterozygous NF1 mutant flies. In this study, we tested whether pharmacological inhibition of Alk in heterozygous NF1 mutant mice attenuates or rescues cognitive impairments...
June 16, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628356/clips-versus-resilient-liners-used-with-bilateral-posterior-prefabricated-bars-for-retaining-four-implant-supported-mandibular-overdentures
#4
Mona Gibreel, Mohammed Fouad, Fatma El-Waseef, Nesma El-Amier, Hamdy Marzook
The objective of this research was to clinically compare peri-implant tissue health of bar-clips versus silicone-resilient liners used with bilateral posterior bars for retaining four implant supported mandibular overdentures. Thirty completely edentulous male patients (mean age 65) were randomly assigned into two equal groups. Each patient received four implants in canine and first molar regions of the mandible using flapless surgical technique. Mandibular overdentures were immediately connected to the implants with bilateral prefabricated instant adjusting bars...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628271/surgical-treatment-of-trans-sphincteric-anal-fistulas-with-the-fat-graft-technique-a-minimally-invasive-procedure
#5
N Stroumza, G Fuzco, J Laporte, R Nail Barthelemy, S Houry, M Atlan
AIM: Anal fistulas are common pathologies with a significant social impact; however their treatment is often complex and the recurrence rate can be significant. Some surgical treatments for fistula are also associated with the risk of sphincter injury. In this technical note, we aim to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of the Fat GRAFT technique (Fat Grafting in Anal Fistula Treatment) in the treatment of recurrent anal fistulas. METHOD: All patients presenting with recurrent trans-sphincteric anal fistulas over an 18-month period were included...
June 19, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627929/design-of-the-hptn-065-tlc-plus-study-a-study-to-evaluate-the-feasibility-of-an-enhanced-test-link-to-care-plus-treat-approach-for-hiv-prevention-in-the-united-states
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Theresa Gamble, Bernard Branson, Deborah Donnell, H Irene Hall, Georgette King, Blayne Cutler, Shannon Hader, David Burns, Jason Leider, Angela Fulwood Wood, Kevin G Volpp, Kate Buchacz, Wafaa M El-Sadr
Background/Aims HIV continues to be a major public health threat in the United States, and mathematical modeling has demonstrated that the universal effective use of antiretroviral therapy among all HIV-positive individuals (i.e. the "test and treat" approach) has the potential to control HIV. However, to accomplish this, all the steps that define the HIV care continuum must be achieved at high levels, including HIV testing and diagnosis, linkage to and retention in clinical care, antiretroviral medication initiation, and adherence to achieve and maintain viral suppression...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626865/positional-changes-of-maxillary-central-incisors-following-orthodontic-treatment-using-single-crown-implants-as-fixed-reference-markers
#7
E B Brahem, B Holm, L Sonnesen, N Worsaae, K Gotfredsen
OBJECTIVES: This follow-up study (1) compares tooth displacement of central incisors in patients with and without pre-implant orthodontic treatment and (2) investigates whether sex, age, or orthodontic retention have an effect on tooth displacement after the insertion of single-crown implants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-seven patients - thirty-seven with (test group) and twenty without pre-implant orthodontic treatment (control group) - were rehabilitated with 89 single-crown implants in the upper maxilla...
June 18, 2017: Clinical Oral Implants Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626811/the-enrich-study-to-evaluate-the-effectiveness-of-a-combination-intervention-package-to-improve-isoniazid-preventive-therapy-initiation-adherence-and-completion-among-people-living-with-hiv-in-ethiopia-rationale-and-design-of-a-mixed-methods-cluster-randomized
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Andrea A Howard, Yael Hirsch-Moverman, Suzue Saito, Tsigereda Gadisa, Amrita Daftary, Zenebe Melaku
BACKGROUND: Isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) prevents tuberculosis among HIV-positive individuals, however implementation is suboptimal. Implementation science studies are needed to identify interventions to address this evidence-to-program gap. OBJECTIVE: The ENRICH Study is a mixed methods cluster randomized trial aimed at evaluating the effectiveness and acceptability of a combination intervention package (CIP) to improve IPT implementation in Ethiopia. DESIGN: Ten health centers were randomized to receive the CIP or standard of care...
June 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626732/albumin-bilirubin-albi-grade-as-part-of-the-evidence-based-clinical-practice-guideline-for-hcc-of-the-japan-society-of-hepatology-a-comparison-with-the-liver-damage-and-child-pugh-classifications
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Atsushi Hiraoka, Takashi Kumada, Masatoshi Kudo, Masashi Hirooka, Kunihiko Tsuji, Ei Itobayashi, Kazuya Kariyama, Toru Ishikawa, Kazuto Tajiri, Hironori Ochi, Toshifumi Tada, Hidenori Toyoda, Kazuhiro Nouso, Kouji Joko, Hideki Kawasaki, Yoichi Hiasa, Kojiro Michitaka
AIM/BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the validity of 3 classifications for assessing liver function, the liver damage and Child-Pugh classifications and the newly proposed albumin-bilirubin (ALBI) grade, in order to examine the feasibility of evaluating hepatic function using ALBI grade with the hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treatment algorithm used in Japan. METHODS: We analyzed the medical records of 3,495 Japanese HCC patients admitted from 2000 to 2015, which were comprised of 1,580 patients hospitalized in the Ehime Prefecture area and used as a training cohort (Ehime group), and 1,915 others who were used for validation (validation group)...
June 2017: Liver Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626254/the-maximum-standardized-uptake-value-increment-calculated-by-dual-time-point-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-predicts-survival-in-patients-with-oral-tongue-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#10
Natsuki Yonezawa, Tsutomu Minamikawa, Kazuhiro Kitajima, Yusuke Takahashi, Ryohei Sasaki, Ken-Ichi Nibu, Takahide Komori
The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of dual-time-point (DTP) (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography ((18)F-FDG PET) imaging in primary oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma (OTSCC). The study included 52 patients who underwent preoperative (18)F-FDG PET scans at two time points, namely 1 h and 2 h after injection. The following PET parameters were calculated: maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) for both time points (SUV early, SUV delayed); retention index (RI); and SUVmax increment (ΔSUVmax)...
February 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626112/experience-with-long-term-administration-of-tolvaptan-to-patients-with-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
#11
Shunsuke Kiuchi, Takahiro Fujii, Shinji Hisatake, Takayuki Kabuki, Oka Takashi, Shintaro Dobashi, Takanori Ikeda
Tolvaptan (TLV) is an oral selective vasopressin type 2 receptor antagonist. Long-term use of TLV is not recommended in patients with heart failure (HF) if fluid retention disappears and/or body weight is within the target range. However, some patients require long-term use of TLV. The current study investigated the efficacy and safety of long-term use of TLV. Subjects were 258 consecutive patients with HF who received TLV during hospitalization from January 2011 to March 2015. The rate of continuing administration of TLV was evaluated...
June 19, 2017: Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625801/clinical-features-antifungal-susceptibility-and-outcome-of-candida-guilliermondii-fungemia-an-experience-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-mid-taiwan
#12
Ting-Yu Tseng, Tsung-Chia Chen, Cheng-Mao Ho, Po-Chang Lin, Chia-Huei Chou, Chia-Ta Tsai, Jen-Hsien Wang, Chih-Yu Chi, Mao-Wang Ho
BACKGROUNDS: Candida guilliermondii is rarely isolated from clinical specimen. C. guilliermondii fungemia is seldom reported in the literature. The aims of this study were to report the clinical features, antifungal susceptibility, and outcomes of patients with C. guilliermondii fungemia. METHODS: From 2003 to 2015, we retrospectively analyzed the clinical and laboratory data of patients with C. guilliermondii fungemia in a tertiary hospital in mid-Taiwan. We performed a multivariable logistic regression analysis to identify the risk factors of mortality...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625592/a-critical-analysis-of-stented-and-unstented-tubularized-incised-plate-urethroplasty-through-a-prospective-randomized-study-and-assessment-of-factors-influencing-the-functional-and-cosmetic-outcomes
#13
Tarek M El-Karamany, Ahmed M Al-Adl, Rabea G Omar, Ashraf M Abdel Aal, Amr S Eldakhakhny, Shabieb A Abdelbaki
(1) OBJECTIVES: To compare functionally and aesthetically between stented and unstented tubularized incised plate urethroplasty (TIPU). In addition, predictors of repair success were investigated. (2) METHODS: 110 children with distal hypospadias included in this study. Length and width of the urethral plate (UP) and transverse glans diameter (TGD) were measured. Patients were randomized into two groups, stented and unstented TIPU. Postoperative assessment of pain using Face, Legs, Activity, Cry, Consolability (FLACC) scale and cosmetic outcome using hypospadias objective scoring evaluation (HOSE)...
June 15, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625141/bedaquiline-a-new-hope-for-shorter-and-better-anti-tuberculosis-regimens
#14
Niccolò Riccardi, Filippo Del Puente, Federica Magnè, Lucia Taramasso, Antonio Di Biagio
In 2014, an estimated 1.8 million people died from Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB); moreover, 680,000 people developed multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). Currently available anti-MDR and XDR regimens are long-lasting and expensive, need high adherence and are undermined by a high frequency of adverse drug events, thus leading to a low success rate; moreover, in the last 50 years only two new molecules, bedaquiline (BDQ) and delamanid, have been approved and released for treatment of MDR-TB. BDQ is a diarylquinoline anti-mycobacterial drug, active regardless the state of MTB; in fact, its efficacy is conserved against replicating and non-replicating bacilli, despite extracellular or intracellular location...
June 19, 2017: Recent Patents on Anti-infective Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624548/glucocorticoids-and-gut-bacteria-the-galf-hypothesis-in-the-metagenomic-era
#15
REVIEW
David J Morris, Jason M Ridlon
A new concept is emerging in biomedical sciences: the gut microbiota is a virtual 'organ' with endocrine function. Here, we explore the literature pertaining to the role of gut microbial metabolism of endogenous adrenocorticosteroids as a contributing factor in the etiology of essential hypertension. A body of literature demonstrates that bacterial products of glucocorticoid metabolism are absorbed into the portal circulation, and pass through the kidney before excretion into urine. Apparent Mineralocorticoid Excess (AME) syndrome patients were found to have congenital mutations resulting in non-functional renal 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase-2 (11β-HSD2) and severe hypertension often lethal in childhood...
June 14, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624526/postoperative-urinary-retention-is-an-independent-predictor-of-short-and-long-term-future-bladder-outlet-procedure-in-men
#16
Robert H Blackwell, Srikanth Vedachalam, Arpeet S Shah, Anai N Kothari, Paul C Kuo, Gopal N Gupta, Thomas M T Turk
PURPOSE: Postoperative urinary retention (POUR) is a common complication across surgical specialties. To date, no literature has examined postoperative urinary retention as a predictor of long-term receipt of surgery for bladder outlet obstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of inpatient, non-urologic surgery patients in California between 2008-2010 was performed. POUR during the index admission was identified, as was the receipt of a bladder outlet procedure (BOP: transurethral resection of prostate, photoselective vaporization of prostate, suprapubic prostatectomy) on a subsequent encounter...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623185/a-web-based-data-collection-platform-for-multisite-randomized-behavioral-intervention-trials-development-key-software-features-and-results-of-a-user-survey
#17
Riddhi A Modi, Michael J Mugavero, Rivet K Amico, Jeanne Keruly, Evelyn Byrd Quinlivan, Heidi M Crane, Alfredo Guzman, Anne Zinski, Solange Montue, Katya Roytburd, Anna Church, James H Willig
BACKGROUND: Meticulous tracking of study data must begin early in the study recruitment phase and must account for regulatory compliance, minimize missing data, and provide high information integrity and/or reduction of errors. In behavioral intervention trials, participants typically complete several study procedures at different time points. Among HIV-infected patients, behavioral interventions can favorably affect health outcomes. In order to empower newly diagnosed HIV positive individuals to learn skills to enhance retention in HIV care, we developed the behavioral health intervention Integrating ENGagement and Adherence Goals upon Entry (iENGAGE) funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), where we deployed an in-clinic behavioral health intervention in 4 urban HIV outpatient clinics in the United States...
June 16, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622361/prevalence-trend-and-risk-factors-for-antiretroviral-therapy-discontinuation-among-hiv-infected-adults-in-ethiopia-in-2003-2015
#18
Hailay Abrha Gesesew, Paul Ward, Kifle Woldemichael, Lillian Mwanri
BACKGROUND: It is well acknowledged that antiretroviral therapy (ART) discontinuation hampers the progress towards achieving the UNAIDS treatment targets that aim to treat 90% of HIV diagnosed patients and achieve viral suppression for 90% of those on treatment. Nevertheless, the magnitude, trend and risk factors for ART discontinuation have not been explored extensively. We carried out a retrospective data analysis to assess prevalence, trend and risk factors for ART discontinuation among adults in Southwest Ethiopia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622299/a-circular-rna-promotes-tumorigenesis-by-inducing-c-myc-nuclear-translocation
#19
Qi Yang, William W Du, Nan Wu, Weining Yang, Faryal Mehwish Awan, Ling Fang, Jian Ma, Xiangmin Li, Yan Zeng, Zhenguo Yang, Jun Dong, Azam Khorshidi, Burton B Yang
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are a subclass of noncoding RNAs widely expressed in mammalian cells. We report here the tumorigenic capacity of a circRNA derived from angiomotin-like1 (circ-Amotl1). Circ-Amotl1 is highly expressed in patient tumor samples and cancer cell lines. Single-cell inoculations using circ-Amotl1-transfected tumor cells showed a 30-fold increase in proliferative capacity relative to control. Agarose colony-formation assays similarly revealed a 142-fold increase. Tumor-take rate in nude mouse xenografts using 6-day (219 cells) and 3-day (9 cells) colonies were 100%, suggesting tumor-forming potential of every cell...
June 16, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622034/the-experiences-of-newly-diagnosed-men-who-have-sex-with-men-entering-the-hiv-care-cascade-in-lima-peru-2015-2016-a-qualitative-analysis-of-counselor-participant-text-message-exchanges
#20
Erik Bayona, Luis Menacho, Eddy R Segura, Gitau Mburu, Fernando Roman, Consuelo Tristan, Elizabeth Bromley, Robinson Cabello
Mobile phone technology (mHealth) is a promising tool that has been used to improve HIV care in high-risk populations worldwide. Understanding patient perspectives of newly diagnosed men who have sex with men (MSM) in Lima, Peru during linkage and engagement in the HIV care continuum can help close the gaps in care following initial HIV diagnosis and ensure retention in continuous care. From June 2015 to March 2016, as part of a randomized controlled trial, 40 MSM participants were linked to care with an mHealth intervention within 3 months of HIV diagnosis at Via Libre clinic...
June 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
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