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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431110/african-histoplasmosis-new-clinical-and-microbiological-insights
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C Valero, S Gago, M C Monteiro, A Alastruey-Izquierdo, M J Buitrago
African histoplasmosis is defined as the fungal infection caused by Histoplasma capsulatum var. duboisii (Hcd). Studies focused on distinguishing Hcd and H. capsulatum var. capsulatum (Hcc), which coexist in Africa, are scarce or outdated, and African strains are continuously underrepresented. In this work, 13 cases of African patients with histoplasmosis diagnosed in the Spanish Mycology Reference Laboratory have been reviewed showing that 77% had disseminated disease and AIDS as underlying disease although Hcd infection has been classically considered a rare presentation in AIDS patients...
April 20, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431075/wilkoff-bl-et-al-2015-hrs-ehra-aphrs-solaece-expert-consensus-statement-on-optimal-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-programming-and-testing
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430909/clinical-trial-principles-and-endpoint-definitions-for-paravalvular-leaks-in-surgical-prosthesis-an-expert-statement
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Carlos E Ruiz, Rebecca T Hahn, Alain Berrebi, Jeffrey S Borer, Donald E Cutlip, Greg Fontana, Gino Gerosa, Reda Ibrahim, Vladimir Jelnin, Hasan Jilaihawi, E Marc Jolicoeur, Chad Kliger, Itzhak Kronzon, Jonathon Leipsic, Francesco Maisano, Xavier Millan, Patrick Nataf, Patrick T O'Gara, Philippe Pibarot, Stephen R Ramee, Charanjit S Rihal, Josep Rodes-Cabau, Paul Sorajja, Rakesh Suri, Julie A Swain, Zoltan G Turi, E Murat Tuzcu, Neil J Weissman, Jose L Zamorano, Patrick W Serruys, Martin B Leon
The VARC (Valve Academic Research Consortium) for transcatheter aortic valve replacement set the standard for selecting appropriate clinical endpoints reflecting safety and effectiveness of transcatheter devices, and defining single and composite clinical endpoints for clinical trials. No such standardization exists for circumferentially sutured surgical valve paravalvular leak (PVL) closure. This document seeks to provide core principles, appropriate clinical endpoints, and endpoint definitions to be used in clinical trials of PVL closure devices...
April 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430468/yangian-symmetry-and-integrability-of-planar-n-4-supersymmetric-yang-mills-theory
#4
Niklas Beisert, Aleksander Garus, Matteo Rosso
In this Letter, we establish Yangian symmetry of planar N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory. We prove that the classical equations of motion of the model close onto themselves under the action of Yangian generators. Moreover, we propose an off-shell extension of our statement, which is equivalent to the invariance of the action and prove that it is exactly satisfied. We assert that our relationship serves as a criterion for integrability in planar gauge theories by explicitly checking that it applies to the integrable Aharony-Bergman-Jafferis-Maldacena theory but not to the nonintegrable N=1 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory...
April 7, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430350/1st-evidence-based-italian-consensus-conference-on-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-for-peritoneal-carcinosis-from-ovarian-cancer
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Davide Cavaliere, Roberto Cirocchi, Federico Coccolini, Anna Fagotti, Massimiliano Fambrini, Orietta Federici, Domenica Lorusso, Marco Vaira, Marco Ceresoli, Paolo Delrio, Alfredo Garofalo, Sandro Pignata, Paolo Scollo, Vito Trojano, Andrea Amadori, Luca Ansaloni, Giuseppe Cariti, Franco De Cian, Pierandrea De Iaco, Michele De Simone, Marcello Deraco, Annibale Donini, Giammaria Fiorentini, Luigi Frigerio, Stefano Greggi, Antonio Macrì, Enrico Maria Pasqual, Franco Roviello, Paolo Sammartino, Cinzia Sassaroli, Giovanni Scambia, Carlo Staudacher, Patrizia Vici, Enrico Vizza, Mario Valle
Ovarian cancer (OC) remains relatively rare, although it is among the top 4 causes of cancer death for women younger than 50. The aggressive nature of the disease and its often late diagnosis with peritoneal involvement have an impact on prognosis. The current scientific literature presents ambiguous or uncertain indications for management of peritoneal carcinosis (PC) from OC, both owing to the lack of sufficient scientific data and their heterogeneity or lack of consistency. Therefore, the Italian Society of Surgical Oncology (SICO), the Italian Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the Italian Association of Hospital Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and the Italian Association of Medical Oncology conducted a multidisciplinary consensus conference (CC) on management of advanced OC presenting with PC during the SICO annual meeting in Naples, Italy, on September 10-11, 2015...
April 20, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429654/microrna-451-regulates-chemoresistance-in-renal-cell-carcinoma-by-targeting-atf-2-gene
#6
Xiang Sun, Longhua Lou, Kezhao Zhong, Lijuan Wan
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a malignant tumor, which severely threatens human's life, moreover, the multi-drug resistance (MDR) under RCC undoubtedly strengthen the difficulties in the treatment. MiR-451 has been considered to play an important role in regulation of MDR in several cancers, but the role of it in MDR of RCC has not been explored. This study aims to explore the mechanism of miR-451 as a target to regulate chemotherapy resistance, which is crucial for further exploring novel therapy for RCC. Two human cell lines (ACHN and GRC-1) were performed in this study and adriamycin (ADM) was used to construct MDR cell lines...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429653/clinical-development-of-fenretinide-as-an-antineoplastic-drug-pharmacology-perspectives
#7
Jason P Cooper, C Patrick Reynolds, Hwangeui Cho, Min H Kang
Fenretinide (4-HPR) is a synthetic retinoid that has cytotoxic activity against cancer cells. Despite substantial in vitro cytotoxicity, response rates in early clinical trials with 4-HPR have been less than anticipated, likely due to the low bioavailability of the initial oral capsule formulation. Several clinical studies have shown that the oral capsule formulation at maximum tolerated dose (MTD) achieved <10 µmol/L concentrations in patients. To improve bioavailability of 4-HPR, new oral powder (LYM-X-SORB®, LXS) and intravenous lipid emulsion (ILE) formulations are being tested in early-phase clinical trials...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429652/atypical-regulators-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-as-potential-therapeutic-targets-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#8
Jianxiang Chen, Muthukumar Rajasekaran, Kam M Hui
Hepatocellular carcinoma is one of the most common causes of cancer-related death worldwide. Hepatocellular carcinoma development depends on the inhibition and activation of multiple vital pathways, including the Wnt signaling pathway. The Wnt/β-catenin pathway lies at the center of various signaling pathways that regulate embryonic development, tissue homeostasis and cancers. Activation of the Wnt/β-catenin pathway has been observed frequently in hepatocellular carcinoma. However, activating mutations in β-catenin, Axin and Adenomatous Polyposis Coli only contribute to a portion of the Wnt signaling hyper-activation observed in hepatocellular carcinoma...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429611/consensus-statement-on-inpatient-use-of-continuous-glucose-monitoring
#9
Amisha Wallia, Guillermo E Umpierrez, Robert J Rushakoff, David C Klonoff, Daniel J Rubin, Sherita Hill Golden, Curtiss B Cook, Bithika Thompson
In June 2016, Diabetes Technology Society convened a panel of US experts in inpatient diabetes management to discuss the current and potential role of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in the hospital. This discussion combined with a literature review was a follow-up to a meeting, which took place in May 2015. The panel reviewed evidence on use of CGM in 3 potential inpatient scenarios: (1) the intensive care unit (ICU), (2) non-ICU, and (3) transitioning outpatient CGM use into the hospital setting. Panel members agreed that data from limited studies and theoretical considerations suggested that use of CGM in the hospital had the potential to improve patient clinical outcomes, and in particular reduction of hypoglycemia...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429301/ethical-issues-related-to-the-promotion-of-a-100-msv-threshold-assumption-in-japan-after-the-fukushima-nuclear-accident-in-2011-background-and-consequences
#10
REVIEW
Toshihide Tsuda, Lena Lindahl, Akiko Tokinobu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article describes the debates in Japan regarding the 100 mSv threshold assumption and ethical issues related to it, and explores the background to distorted risk information and absence of risk communication in Japan. Then we seek proper risk communication based on scientific evidence. RECENT FINDINGS: On March 11, 2011 an accident occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant due to the Great East Japan Earthquake. Since then a number of misunderstandings have become common in Japan as a result of public statements by the Japanese and local governments that have no basis in medical science or are contradictory to medical science...
April 20, 2017: Current Environmental Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428172/how-are-non-numerical-prognostic-statements-interpreted-and-are-they-subject-to-positive-bias
#11
Anne Moyer, Samantha Siess, Sumeet Bhinder
OBJECTIVES: Frank, clear communication with family members of terminally ill or incapacitated patients has important implications for well-being, satisfaction with care and sound decision-making. However, numerical prognostic statements, particularly more negative ones, have been found to be interpreted in a positively biased manner. Less precise non-numerical statements, preferred by physicians, and particularly statements using threatening terms (dying vs surviving) may be even more subject to such biases...
April 20, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428165/a-framework-for-the-study-of-complex-mhealth-interventions-in-diverse-cultural-settings
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Marion A Maar, Karen Yeates, Nancy Perkins, Lisa Boesch, Diane Hua-Stewart, Peter Liu, Jessica Sleeth, Sheldon W Tobe
BACKGROUND: To facilitate decision-making capacity between options of care under real-life service conditions, clinical trials must be pragmatic to evaluate mobile health (mHealth) interventions under the variable conditions of health care settings with a wide range of participants. The mHealth interventions require changes in the behavior of patients and providers, creating considerable complexity and ambiguity related to causal chains. Process evaluations of the implementation are necessary to shed light on the range of unanticipated effects an intervention may have, what the active ingredients in everyday practice are, how they exert their effect, and how these may vary among recipients or between sites...
April 20, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428081/intraoperative-image-guidance-compared-with-free-hand-methods-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-posterior-spinal-surgery-a-systematic-review-on-screw-related-complications-and-breach-rates
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Andrew Chan, Eric Parent, Karl Narvacan, Cindy San, Edmond Lou
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Severe adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a 3D spinal deformity requiring surgery to stop curve progression. Posterior spinal instrumentation and fusion with pedicle screws is the standard surgery for AIS curve correction. Vascular and neurologic complications related to screw-malpositioning are concerns in surgeries for AIS. Breach rates are reported at 15.7%, implant-related complications at 1.1% and neurologic deficit at 0.8%. Free-hand screw insertion remains the prevailing method of screw placement while image guidance has been suggested to improve placement accuracy...
April 17, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427764/role-of-endoscopy-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-european-society-of-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-esge-and-european-association-for-the-study-of-the-liver-easl-clinical-guideline
#14
(no author information available yet)
This guideline is an official statement of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) and of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) on primary sclerosing cholangitis. The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) system was adopted to define the strength of recommendations and the quality of evidence. Main recommendations.
April 13, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427750/consensus-statements-for-medical-practice-biological-agents-and-lung-disease-abridged-english-translation-by-the-japanese-respiratory-society
#15
REVIEW
Hitoshi Tokuda, Masayoshi Harigai, Hideto Kameda, Kazunori Tomono, Noboru Takayanagi, Akira Watanabe, Sadatomo Tasaka, Takafumi Suda, Kazuhiro Tateda, Junichi Kadota
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427582/clinical-trial-principles-and-endpoint-definitions-for-paravalvular-leaks-in-surgical-prosthesis-an-expert-statement
#16
REVIEW
Carlos E Ruiz, Rebecca T Hahn, Alain Berrebi, Jeffrey S Borer, Donald E Cutlip, Greg Fontana, Gino Gerosa, Reda Ibrahim, Vladimir Jelnin, Hasan Jilaihawi, E Marc Jolicoeur, Chad Kliger, Itzhak Kronzon, Jonathon Leipsic, Francesco Maisano, Xavier Millan, Patrick Nataf, Patrick T O'Gara, Philippe Pibarot, Stephen R Ramee, Charanjit S Rihal, Josep Rodes-Cabau, Paul Sorajja, Rakesh Suri, Julie A Swain, Zoltan G Turi, E Murat Tuzcu, Neil J Weissman, Jose L Zamorano, Patrick W Serruys, Martin B Leon
The VARC (Valve Academic Research Consortium) for transcatheter aortic valve replacement set the standard for selecting appropriate clinical endpoints reflecting safety and effectiveness of transcatheter devices, and defining single and composite clinical endpoints for clinical trials. No such standardization exists for circumferentially sutured surgical valve paravalvular leak (PVL) closure. This document seeks to provide core principles, appropriate clinical endpoints, and endpoint definitions to be used in clinical trials of PVL closure devices...
April 25, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427469/graves-orbitopathy-as-a-rare-disease-in-europe-a-european-group-on-graves-orbitopathy-eugogo-position-statement
#17
P Perros, L Hegedüs, L Bartalena, C Marcocci, G J Kahaly, L Baldeschi, M Salvi, J H Lazarus, A Eckstein, S Pitz, K Boboridis, P Anagnostis, G Ayvaz, A Boschi, T H Brix, N Currò, O Konuk, M Marinò, A L Mitchell, B Stankovic, F B Törüner, G von Arx, M Zarković, W M Wiersinga
BACKGROUND: Graves' orbitopathy (GO) is an autoimmune condition, which is associated with poor clinical outcomes including impaired quality of life and socio-economic status. Current evidence suggests that the incidence of GO in Europe may be declining, however data on the prevalence of this disease are sparse. Several clinical variants of GO exist, including euthyroid GO, recently listed as a rare disease in Europe (ORPHA466682). The objective was to estimate the prevalence of GO and its clinical variants in Europe, based on available literature, and to consider whether they may potentially qualify as rare...
April 20, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427338/-working-is-out-of-the-question-a-qualitative-text-analysis-of-medical-certificates-of-disability
#18
Guri Aarseth, Bård Natvig, Eivind Engebretsen, Anne Kveim Lie
BACKGROUND: Medical certificates influence the distribution of economic benefits in welfare states; however, the qualitative aspects of these texts remain largely unexplored. The present study is the first systematic investigation done of these texts. Our aim was to investigate how GPs select and mediate information about their patients' health and how they support their conclusions about illness, functioning and fitness for work in medical certificates. METHODS: We performed a textual analysis of thirty-three medical certificates produced by general practitioners (GP) in Norway at the request of the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV)...
April 20, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426492/clinical-practice-guidelines-for-pancreatic-cancer-2016-from-the-japan-pancreas-society-a-synopsis
#19
Koji Yamaguchi, Takuji Okusaka, Kyoko Shimizu, Junji Furuse, Yoshinori Ito, Keiji Hanada, Tooru Shimosegawa, Kazuichi Okazaki
OBJECTIVES: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pancreatic Cancer based on Evidence-Based Medicine 2006 were first published by the Japan Pancreas Society, and they were revised to Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pancreatic Cancer 2009 in July 2009 and were further revised to Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pancreatic Cancer 2013 in October 2013. These guidelines were established according to evidence-based medicine. In October 2016, the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pancreatic Cancer were newly revised in Japanese...
May 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426309/lgbtq-health-surveillance-data%C3%A2-%C3%A2-power
#20
Randall L Sell
Despite decades of research and advocacy, sexual and gender minorities are still not equitably included in health research and surveillance in the United States. In 1990, as I was beginning graduate school, I wrote on a piece of paper "Data = Power." This was my take on ACT UP's (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) "Silence = Death." I created this personal motto because I had been working in the late 1980s on evaluations of some of the earliest federally funded HIV/AIDS prevention programs while attending ACT UP's first demonstration at the Food and Drug Administration in 1988 and attending its action to "Storm the NIH" (National Institutes of Health) in 1990...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
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