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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443206/estimation-of-lung-cancer-burden-in-australia-the-philippines-and-singapore-an-evaluation-of-disability-adjusted-life-years
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Suman Morampudi, Neha Das, Arun Gowda, Anand Patil
OBJECTIVE: Lung cancer is one of the leading cancers and major causes of cancer mortality worldwide. The economic burden associated with the high mortality of lung cancer is high, which accounts for nearly $180 billion on a global scale in 2008. This paper aims to understand the economic burden of lung cancer in terms of disability adjusted life years (DALY) in Australia, the Philippines, and Singapore. METHODS: The years of life lost (YLL) and years lost due to disability (YLD) were calculated using the formula developed by Murray and Lopez in 1996 as part of a comprehensive assessment of mortality and disability for diseases, injuries and risk factors in 1990 and projected to 2020...
February 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442069/reassurance-for-patients-with-non-specific-conditions-a-user-s-guide
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REVIEW
Adrian C Traeger, Edel T O'Hagan, Aidan Cashin, James H McAuley
INTRODUCTION: Reassurance is the removal of fears and concerns about illness. In practice reassurance for non-specific conditions, where a diagnosis is unclear or unavailable, is difficult and can have unexpected effects. Many clinical guidelines for non-specific conditions such as low back pain recommend reassurance. Until recently, there was little evidence on how to reassure patients effectively. RESULTS: High distress causes patients to consult more often for low back pain...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440858/treatment-with-disease-modifying-drugs-for-people-with-a-first-clinical-attack-suggestive-of-multiple-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Graziella Filippini, Cinzia Del Giovane, Marinella Clerico, Omid Beiki, Miriam Mattoscio, Federico Piazza, Sten Fredrikson, Irene Tramacere, Antonio Scalfari, Georgia Salanti
BACKGROUND: The treatment of multiple sclerosis has changed over the last 20 years. The advent of disease-modifying drugs in the mid-1990s heralded a period of rapid progress in the understanding and management of multiple sclerosis. With the support of magnetic resonance imaging early diagnosis is possible, enabling treatment initiation at the time of the first clinical attack. As most of the disease-modifying drugs are associated with adverse events, patients and clinicians need to weigh the benefit and safety of the various early treatment options before taking informed decisions...
April 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426028/-groping-in-the-dark-unheard-pain-2
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D J F Lambregts-van Marrewijk
For a very severely mentally disabled, deaf and blind man, it was always very difficult to carry out dental check-ups, diagnosis and treatment, even with pharmacologic support. The man cannot communicate pain. When caries and calculus were diagnosed, the man was treated under general anaesthesia. During this treatment session he was also found to have severe periodontal disease and peri-apical problems. The legal representative of the patient was unavailable for consultation on changes to the pre-prepared preliminary treatment plan...
April 2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Tandheelkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418411/-groping-in-the-dark-unheard-pain-2
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D J F Lambregts-van Marrewijk
For a very severely mentally disabled, deaf and blind man, it was always very difficult to carry out dental check-ups, diagnosis and treatment, even with pharmacologic support. The man cannot communicate pain. When caries and calculus were diagnosed, the man was treated under general anaesthesia. During this treatment session he was also found to have severe periodontal disease and peri-apical problems. The legal representative of the patient was unavailable for consultation on changes to the pre-prepared preliminary treatment plan...
April 2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Tandheelkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413688/presentation-and-care-of-a-family-with-huntington-disease-in-a-resource-limited-community
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Jarmal Charles, Lindyann Lessey, Jennifer Rooney, Ingmar Prokop, Katherine Yearwood, Hazel Da Breo, Patrick Rooney, Ruth H Walker, Andrew K Sobering
BACKGROUND: In high-income countries patients with Huntington disease (HD) typically present to healthcare providers after developing involuntary movements, or for pre-symptomatic genetic testing if at familial risk. A positive family history is a major guide when considering the decision to perform genetic testing for HD, both in affected and unaffected patients. Management of HD is focused upon control of symptoms, whether motor, cognitive, or psychiatric. There is no clear evidence to date of any disease-modifying agents...
2017: Journal of Clinical Movement Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412132/pre-existing-psychiatric-disorder-in-the-burn-patient-is-associated-with-worse-outcomes
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Alexandra Hudson, Sarah Al Youha, Osama A Samargandi, Justin Paletz
OBJECTIVE: To compare patient and burn characteristics between patients who had a pre-existing psychiatric diagnosis and patients who did not in a Burn Unit at an academic hospital. BACKGROUND: Psychosocial issues are common in patients recovering from a burn; however, little is known regarding hospital course and discharge outcomes in patients with a pre-existing psychiatric diagnosis presenting with a burn. Baseline medical comorbidities of burn patients have been shown to be a significant risk for in-hospital mortality...
April 12, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410823/the-case-for-performing-pleural-biopsies-for-the-aetiological-diagnosis-of-exudates-yes
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F Rodriguez-Panadero
Pleural biopsies are especially indicated in the following circumstances: a) inconclusive pleural fluid analysis and negative sputum study, if adenosine deaminase (ADA) levels are unavailable; b) suspected multi-resistant tuberculosis; c) a need for differentiating tuberculous pleurisy (if it progresses with neutrophilia) and complicated parapneumonic effusion; d) malignant pleural effusion coexisting with very high ADA levels; e) effusion coexisting with lung cancer and negative pleural cytology; f) suspected mesothelioma; and g) need for implementing re-treatment for patients with relapse after chemotherapy...
April 12, 2017: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410765/development-of-nephrolithiasis-in-asymptomatic-hyperuricemia-a-cohort-study
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Seolhye Kim, Yoosoo Chang, Kyung Eun Yun, Hyun-Suk Jung, Soo-Jin Lee, Hocheol Shin, Seungho Ryu
BACKGROUND: Although the association between gout and nephrolithiasis is well known, the relationship between asymptomatic hyperuricemia and the development of nephrolithiasis is largely unknown. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 239,331 Korean adults who underwent a health checkup examination during January 2002 to December 2014 and were followed up annually or biennially through December 2014. PREDICTOR: Baseline serum uric acid levels of participants...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404679/evaluation-of-taqman-array-card-tac-for-the-detection-of-central-nervous-system-infections-in-kenya
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Clayton O Onyango, Vladimir Loparev, Shirley Lidechi, Vinod Bhullar, D Scott Schmid, Kay Radford, Michael K Lo, Paul Rota, Barbara W Johnson, Jorge Munoz, Martina Oneko, Deron Burton, Carolyn M Black, John Neatherlin, Joel M Montgomery, Barry Fields
Infections of the central nervous system (CNS) are often acute with significant morbidity and mortality. Routine diagnosis of such infections is limited in developing countries and requires modern equipment in advanced laboratories that may be unavailable to a number of patients in sub-Saharan Africa. We developed a TaqMan Array Card (TAC) that detects multiple pathogens simultaneously from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The 21-pathogen TAC assays include two parasites (Balamuthia mandrillaris and Acanthamoeba), six bacterial pathogens (Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria meningitidis, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and Bartonella) and 13 viruses (parechovirus, dengue, nipah, varicella zoster, mumps, measles, lyssa, herpes simplex virus 1 and 2, Epstein Barr virus, enterovirus, cytomegalovirus and chikungunya)...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400312/assigning-clinical-codes-with-data-driven-concept-representation-on-dutch-clinical-free-text
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Elyne Scheurwegs, Kim Luyckx, Léon Luyten, Bart Goethals, Walter Daelemans
Clinical codes are used for public reporting purposes, are fundamental to determining public financing for hospitals, and form the basis for reimbursement claims to insurance providers. They are assigned to a patient stay to reflect the diagnosis and performed procedures during that stay. This paper aims to enrich algorithms for automated clinical coding by taking a data-driven approach and by using unsupervised and semi-supervised techniques for the extraction of multi-word expressions that convey a generalisable medical meaning (referred to as concepts)...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376746/stunting-wasting-and-associated-factors-among-children-aged-6-24%C3%A2-months-in-dabat-health-and-demographic-surveillance-system-site-a-community-based-cross-sectional-study-in-ethiopia
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Terefe Derso, Amare Tariku, Gashaw Andargie Biks, Molla Mesele Wassie
BACKGROUND: Though there is a marked decline in burden of undernutrition, about 44 and 10% of children under five are stunted and wasted, respectively in Ethiopia. The highest prevalence of wasting occurs in young children (6-23 months), however literature are limited in these population groups. Therefore, this study aimed to assess stunting, wasting and associated factors among children aged 6-24 months in Dabat Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) site, northwest Ethiopia...
April 4, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373758/typhoid-intestinal-perforation-in-developing-countries-still-unavoidable-deaths
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EDITORIAL
Sandro Contini
Typhoid fever is a public health challenge mostly concentrated in impoverished, overcrowded areas of the developing world, with lack of safe drinking and sanitation. The most serious complication is typhoid intestinal perforation (TIP), observed in 0.8% to 39%, with a striking rate difference between high-income and low-middle-income countries. Although the mortality rate consequent to TIP in resource-poor countries is improved in the last decades, it is still fluctuating from 5% to 80%, due to surgical- and not surgical-related constraints...
March 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368259/role-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-multiple-myeloma-and-other-plasma-cell-disorders-a-consensus-statement-by-the-international-myeloma-working-group
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REVIEW
Michele Cavo, Evangelos Terpos, Cristina Nanni, Philippe Moreau, Suzanne Lentzsch, Sonja Zweegman, Jens Hillengass, Monika Engelhardt, Saad Z Usmani, David H Vesole, Jesus San-Miguel, Shaji K Kumar, Paul G Richardson, Joseph R Mikhael, Fernando Leal da Costa, Meletios-Athanassios Dimopoulos, Chiara Zingaretti, Niels Abildgaard, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Robert Z Orlowski, Wee Joo Chng, Hermann Einsele, Sagar Lonial, Bart Barlogie, Kenneth C Anderson, S Vincent Rajkumar, Brian G M Durie, Elena Zamagni
The International Myeloma Working Group consensus aimed to provide recommendations for the optimal use of (18)fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) PET/CT in patients with multiple myeloma and other plasma cell disorders, including smouldering multiple myeloma and solitary plasmacytoma. (18)F-FDG PET/CT can be considered a valuable tool for the work-up of patients with both newly diagnosed and relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma because it assesses bone damage with relatively high sensitivity and specificity, and detects extramedullary sites of proliferating clonal plasma cells while providing important prognostic information...
April 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367744/the-role-of-civil-society-in-health-policy-making-in-south-africa-a-review-of-the-strategies-adopted-by-the-treatment-action-campaign
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Stella C Sabi, Mark Rieker
The diagnosis of AIDS in 1982 in South Africa was followed by a rapid rise in the number of people living with the virus and dying from AIDS-related illnesses. The 2016 report by the Statistics South Africa indicated that about 7.03 million South Africans were infected with HIV/AIDS - the highest rate in the world. Despite the emergence of effective drugs in the mid-1990s, medical treatment remained unavailable in South Africa, particularly in public hospitals. This prompted civil society groups to establish platforms to discuss health policy change in South Africa...
March 2017: African Journal of AIDS Research: AJAR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367616/management-of-neuroblastoma-icmr-consensus-document
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REVIEW
Deepak Bansal, Sidharth Totadri, Girish Chinnaswamy, Sandeep Agarwala, Tushar Vora, Brijesh Arora, Maya Prasad, Gauri Kapoor, Venkatraman Radhakrishnan, Siddharth Laskar, Tanvir Kaur, G K Rath, Sameer Bakhshi
Neuroblastoma (NBL) is the most common extra-cranial solid tumor in childhood. High-risk NBL is considered challenging and has one of the least favourable outcomes amongst pediatric cancers. Primary tumor can arise anywhere along the sympathetic chain. Advanced disease at presentation is common. Diagnosis is established by tumor biopsy and elevated urinary catecholamines. Staging is performed using bone marrow and mIBG scan (FDG-PET/bone scan if mIBG unavailable or non-avid). Age, stage, histopathological grading, MYCN amplification and 11q aberration are important prognostic factors utilized in risk stratification...
April 3, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363694/cost-effectiveness-of-eob-mri-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-japan
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Akihiro Nishie, Satoshi Goshima, Hiroki Haradome, Etsuro Hatano, Yasuharu Imai, Masatoshi Kudo, Masanori Matsuda, Utaroh Motosugi, Satoshi Saitoh, Kengo Yoshimitsu, Bruce Crawford, Eliza Kruger, Graeme Ball, Hiroshi Honda
PURPOSE: The objective of the study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of gadoxetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (EOB-MRI) in the diagnosis and treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in Japan compared with extracellular contrast media-enhanced MRI (ECCM-MRI) and contrast media-enhanced computed tomography (CE-CT) scanning. METHODS: A 6-stage Markov model was developed to estimate lifetime direct costs and clinical outcomes associated with EOB-MRI...
March 28, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355252/factors-associated-with-early-mycological-clearance-in-hiv-associated-cryptococcal-meningitis
#18
Fátima Concha-Velasco, Elsa González-Lagos, Carlos Seas, Beatriz Bustamante
INTRODUCTION: The first-line combination therapy for HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis (CM), a condition of high mortality particularly in the first two weeks of treatment, consists of amphotericin B plus flucytosine (5-FC). Given that 5-FC remains unavailable in many countries, the knowledge of factors influencing mycological clearance in patients treated with second-line therapy could contribute to effective management. OBJECTIVES: To determine the factors associated with the clearance of Cryptococcus sp...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344769/application-of-antibodies-to-recombinant-heat-shock-protein-70-in-immunohistochemical-diagnosis-of-mycobacterium-avium-subspecies-paratuberculosis-in-tissues-of-naturally-infected-cattle
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Julius Boniface Okuni, David Patrick Kateete, Moses Okee, Anna Nanteza, Moses Joloba, Lonzy Ojok
BACKGROUND: Detection of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) infection is key to the control of Johne's disease. Immunohistochemistry is one of the methods of detection of MAP infection in tissues. However, unavailability of commercial antibodies that can detect the organism is a limiting factor for the use of immunohistochemistry. This study was aimed at developing an immunohistochemistry method to diagnose MAP in infected tissues using antibodies against MAP recombinant heat shock protein 70kd...
2017: Irish Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336168/-pseudo-tumoral-invasive-fungus-infection-of-the-maxillary-sinus-in-abidjan
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A K Tanon, C Assouan, E Anzouan-Kacou, D N'guessan, A Salami, S Boni, E Konan
INTRODUCTION: The invasive fungal infection of the maxillary sinus is a rare and serious disease generally favored by immunosuppression. We report an exceptional case of pseudotumoral invasive fungal infection of the maxillary sinus in an immunocompetent patient. OBSERVATION: A 32-year-old patient consulted for labial and left temporal swelling associated with proptosis and chemosis that has been developing for 18 months. The scanner objectified a filling of the left maxillary sinus, and the ipsilateral orbital cavity, and the surrounding muscles...
March 20, 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
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