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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468609/comparative-performance-of-the-7th-and-8th-editions-of-the-american-joint-committee-on-cancer-staging-systems-for-soft-tissue-sarcoma-of-the-trunk-and-extremities
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Sarah B Fisher, Yi-Ju Chiang, Barry W Feig, Janice N Cormier, Kelly K Hunt, Keila E Torres, Christina L Roland
BACKGROUND: The 8th edition American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging for soft tissue sarcomas of the trunk/extremities divides T stage into four categories and upstages nodal disease to stage IV. We used the National Cancer Database (NCDB) to evaluate the prognostic power of the new system. METHODS: A total of 26,144 patients were identified from the NCDB from 2004 to 2013. Overall survival (OS) was compared using Kaplan-Meier and Cox proportional hazard models...
February 21, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29389234/duration-of-anti-programmed-death-1-therapy-in-advanced-melanoma-how-much-of-a-good-thing-is-enough
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Nikhil I Khushalani
The Oncology Grand Rounds series is designed to place original reports published in the Journal into clinical context. A case presentation is followed by a description of diagnostic and management challenges, a review of the relevant literature, and a summary of the authors' suggested management approaches. The goal of this series is to help readers better understand how to apply the results of key studies, including those published in Journal of Clinical Oncology, to patients seen in their own clinical practice...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369937/antifungal-susceptibility-and-clinical-outcome-in-neonatal-candidiasis
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Julie Autmizguine, Sylvia Tan, Michael Cohen-Wolkowiez, C Michael Cotten, Nathan Wiederhold, Ronald N Goldberg, Ira Adams-Chapman, Barbara J Stoll, P Brian Smith, Daniel K Benjamin
BACKGROUND: Invasive candidiasis is an important cause of sepsis in extremely low birth weight infants (ELBW, <1000g), is often fatal, and frequently results in neurodevelopmental impairment (NDI) among survivors. We sought to assess the antifungal minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) distribution for Candida in ELBW infants and evaluate the association between antifungal resistance and death or NDI. METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of the NICHD Neonatal Research Network study, "Early Diagnosis of Nosocomial Candidiasis"...
January 24, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341963/role-of-the-anesthesiologist-intensivist-outside-the-icu-opportunity-to-add-value-for-the-hospital-or-an-unnecessary-distraction
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Suzanne Bennett, Erin Grawe, Courtney Jones, Sean A Josephs, Maggie Mechlin, William E Hurford
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Given the extremely expensive nature of critical care medicine, it seems logical that intensivists should play an active role in designing efficient systems of care. The true value of intensivists, however, is not well defined. RECENT FINDINGS: Anesthesiologists have taken key roles in improving patient safety in the operating room. Anesthesia-related mortality rates have decreased from 20 deaths per 100 000 anesthetics in the early 1980s to less than one death per 100 000 currently...
January 15, 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329995/multifunctional-hybrid-graphene-oxide-for-circulating-tumor-cell-isolation-and-analysis
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Avijit PramaniK, Stacy Jones, Ye Gao, Carrie Sweet, Aruna Vangara, Salma Begum, Paresh Chandra Ray
Even in 21st century, >90% cancer-associated deaths are caused by metastatic disease. Circulating tumor cells (CTCs), which circulate in the blood stream after release from primary tumors, extravasate and form fatal metastases in different organs. Several clinical trials indicate that CTCs can be used as a liquid biopsy of tumors for early diagnosis of cancers. Since CTCs are extremely rare and exhibit heterogeneous biology due to epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), oncologists continue to face enormous challenges in using CTCs as a true "liquid biopsy" for cancer patients...
January 9, 2018: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212693/clinical-functional-and-radiological-outcomes-of-extracorporeal-irradiation-in-limb-salvage-surgery-for-bone-tumours
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C W Jones, J Shatrov, J M Jagiello, S Millington, A Hong, R Boyle, P D Stalley
AIMS: We present a retrospective review of patients treated with extracorporeally irradiated allografts for primary and secondary bone tumours with the mid- and long-term survivorship and the functional and radiographic outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 113 of 116 (97.4%) patients who were treated with extracorporeally irradiated allografts between 1996 and 2014 were followed up. Forms of treatment included reconstructions, prostheses and composite reconstructions, both with and without vascularised grafts...
December 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178878/trypsin-independent-porcine-epidemic-diarrhea-virus-us-strain-with-altered-virus-entry-mechanism
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Yunjeong Kim, Changin Oh, Vinay Shivanna, Richard A Hesse, Kyeong-Ok Chang
BACKGROUND: Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) is a coronavirus that infects the intestinal tract and causes diarrhea and vomiting in older pigs or extreme dehydration and death that could reach 100% mortality in neonatal piglets. In the US, the first PEDV outbreaks occurred in 2013 and since then US PEDV strains have quickly spread throughout the US and worldwide, causing significant economic and public health concerns. Currently two conditionally approved vaccines exist in the US, but there is no live attenuated vaccine, which is considered the best option in controlling PEDV by inducing transferrable mucosal immunity to susceptible neonatal piglets...
November 25, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174834/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-management-and-outcomes-of-isolated-skull-fractures-in-children
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Silvia Bressan, Luca Marchetto, Todd W Lyons, Michael C Monuteaux, Stephen B Freedman, Liviana Da Dalt, Lise E Nigrovic
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Most studies of children with isolated skull fractures have been relatively small, and rare adverse outcomes may have been missed. Our aim is to quantify the frequency of short-term adverse outcomes of children with isolated skull fractures. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, Scopus, Web of Science, and gray literature were systematically searched to identify studies reporting on short-term adverse outcomes of children aged 18 years or younger with linear, nondisplaced, isolated skull fractures (ie, without traumatic intracranial injury on neuroimaging)...
November 23, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167149/three-dimensional-imaging-reveals-endo-sarco-plasmic-reticulum-containing-invaginations-within-the-muscle-nucleoplasm
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Shin-Haw Lee, Sina Hadipour-Lakmehsari, Tetsuaki Miyake, Anthony O Gramolini
The mammalian nucleus has invaginations from the cytoplasm, termed nucleoplasmic reticulum (NR). With increased resolution of cellular imaging, progress has been made in understanding the formation and function of NR. In fact, nucleoplasmic Ca2+ homeostasis has been implicated in the regulation of gene expression, DNA repair, and cell death. However, the majority of studies focus on cross-sectional or single plane analyses of NR invaginations, providing an incomplete assessment of its distribution and content...
November 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153067/-detection-of-influenza-virus-infections-by-molecular-and-immunofluorescence-methods
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Deniz Yıldırım, Deniz Özdoğru Sağdıç, Buket Şeflek, Mehmet Çimentepe, İbrahim Bayram, Fügen Yarkın
Influenza virus infections are extremely important for human health due to the occurence of seasonal epidemics and pandemics worldwide. Influenza is associated with high morbidity and may result in serious complications such as life threatening viral or bacterial pneumonia. Especially, young children, older adults, patients with chronic diseases such as heart, lung, kidney, and diabetes and immunosuppressed people are at higher risk for complications and death from influenza virus infections. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of influenza type A and B virus infections and influenza A virus subtypes in hospitalized patients with respiratory tract infections by real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR, Sacace, Italy), conventional RT-PCR and direct immunofluorescence antibody (DFA, Argene SA, France) tests...
October 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140637/hazard-identification-and-risk-assessment-for-improving-farm-safety-on-canadian-farms
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Hassan S Chattha, Kenneth W Corscadden, Qamar U Zaman
Agriculture is one of the most hazardous industries worldwide. The number of serious accidents on farms, despite sophisticated technology, development of effective prevention methods, and high-quality training and improved skill levels of farmers, is still very high. The purpose of this study was to develop and apply a generic farm safety protocol to hazards that have been identified in previously published literature and demonstrate the potential benefits of such a protocol with a view to raising awareness of farm safety...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094463/severe-dermatophytosis-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients-a-french-retrospective-series-and-literature-review
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Claire Rouzaud, Olivier Chosidow, Anabelle Brocard, Sylvie Fraitag, Anne Scemla, Dany Anglicheau, Jean-David Bouaziz, Nicolas Dupin, Marie-Elisabeth Bougnoux, Roderick Hay, Olivier Lortholary, Fanny Lanternier
OBJECTIVE: Severe dermatophytosis is described in immunocompromised patients with defective cellular immunity. We report here a large series and a literature review of severe dermatophytosis in solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients. METHOD: The data main source was a national French retrospective study of severe dermatophytosis in SOT recipients between 2010 and 2016. Inclusion criteria were the presence of dermatophytes in skin culture and one severity criteria: dermal invasion by dermatophytes (invasive dermatophytosis) or involvement of at least two body sites or >10% of body surface area (extensive dermatophytosis) RESULTS: Twelve patients were included (8 men, median age of 56 years [range: 33-71])...
November 2, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049359/analysis-of-pd-1-expression-in-the-monocyte-subsets-from-non-septic-and-septic-preterm-neonates
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Magdalena Zasada, Marzena Lenart, Magdalena Rutkowska-Zapała, Małgorzata Stec, Wojciech Durlak, Andrzej Grudzień, Agnieszka Krzeczkowska, Nina Mól, Marta Pilch, Maciej Siedlar, Przemko Kwinta
Programmed death-1 (PD-1) receptor system represents a part of recently reported immunoregulatory pathway. PD-1 is an immune checkpoint molecule, which plays an important role in downregulating the immune system proinflammatory activity. Until recently, PD-1 expression was not established on immune cells of the preterm infants. The study objectives were to confirm expression of the PD-1 receptors on the monocytes isolated from very low birth weight newborns (VLBW), and to analyze their expression during the first week of life and late-onset sepsis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982710/identification-of-extremely-premature-infants-at-low-risk-for-early-onset-sepsis
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Karen M Puopolo, Sagori Mukhopadhyay, Nellie I Hansen, C Michael Cotten, Barbara J Stoll, Pablo J Sanchez, Edward F Bell, Abhik Das, Angelita M Hensman, Krisa P Van Meurs, Myra H Wyckoff
BACKGROUND: Premature infants are at high risk of early-onset sepsis (EOS) relative to term infants, and most are administered empirical antibiotics after birth. We aimed to determine if factors evident at birth could be used to identify premature infants at lower risk of EOS. METHODS: Study infants were born at 22 to 28 weeks' gestation in Neonatal Research Network centers from 2006 to 2014. EOS was defined by isolation of pathogenic species from blood or cerebrospinal fluid culture at ≤72 hours age...
November 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901675/sudden-cardiac-death-in-isolated-right-ventricular-hypertrabeculation-noncompaction-cardiomyopathy
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Soad Bekheit, Boutros Karam, Farshid Daneshvar, Julie Zaidan, Rabih Tabet, Jonathan Spagnola, James Lafferty
Hypertrabeculation/noncompaction of the myocardium is a rare disorder that involves most commonly the left ventricle of the heart and it has been recognized as a distinct cardiomyopathy by the World Health Organization. However, it is extremely rare for this condition to involve exclusively the right ventricle. We report the cases of three patients who presented with ventricular tachyarrhythmia and sudden cardiac death. They were found to have isolated right ventricular hypertrabeculation/noncompaction on echocardiography...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883235/a-patient-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-isolated-right-atrial-metastases
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Hiroaki Takaya, Hideto Kawaratani, Kenichiro Seki, Yasushi Okura, Mitsuteru Kitade, Tadashi Namisaki, Masayoshi Sawai, Yasuhiko Sawada, Takuya Kubo, Akira Mitoro, Junichi Yamao, Hitoshi Yoshiji
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with isolated right atrial metastasis is extremely rare; most cases are considered inoperable. We herein report the case of a 74-year-old man with HCC with isolated right atrial metastases without hepatic vein invasion; the right atrial lesion was resected because of the risk of heart failure and sudden death. Postoperatively, he underwent transcatheter arterial chemoembolization and radiofrequency ablation for intrahepatic HCC. He recovered completely, with a long-term survival of 36 months...
October 1, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871623/clinical-course-of-patients-with-symptomatic-isolated-superficial-vein-thrombosis-the-icaro-follow-up-study
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S Barco, F Pomero, M N D Di Minno, E Tamborini Permunian, A Malato, S Pasca, G Barillari, L Fenoglio, S Siragusa, G Di Minno, W Ageno, F Dentali
Essentials Late sequelae of isolated superficial vein thrombosis (iSVT) have rarely been investigated. We studied 411 consecutive outpatients with acute iSVT with a median follow-up of three years. Male sex and cancer are risk factors for future deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. Patients without cancer appear to be at a negligible risk for death. SUMMARY: Background Studies of long-term thromboembolic complications and death following acute isolated superficial vein thrombosis (iSVT) of the lower extremities are scarce...
November 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817714/insights-into-secular-trends-of-respiratory-tuberculosis-the-20th-century-maltese-experience
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Lianne Tripp, Larry A Sawchuk
Over half a century ago, McKeown and colleagues proposed that economics was a major contributor to the decline of infectious diseases, including respiratory tuberculosis, during the 19th and 20th centuries. Since then, there is no consensus among researchers as to the factors responsible for the mortality decline. Using the case study of the islands of Malta and Gozo, we examine the relationship of economics, in particular, the cost of living (Fisher index) and its relationship to the secular trends of tuberculosis mortality...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659974/esophageal-cancer-metastases-to-unexpected-sites-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Osama Shaheen, Abdulaziz Ghibour, Bayan Alsaid
The most common pattern of esophageal cancer metastases (ECM) is to the lymph nodes, lung, liver, bones, adrenal glands, and brain. On the other hand, unexpected metastasis (UM) spread to uncommon sites has increasingly reported and consequently affected the pathway of diagnosis, staging, and management. Using the PubMed database, a systematic search of the following headings "Esophageal" and "Metastasis" or "Metastases" was performed, 10049 articles were identified, and the articles were included if they demonstrated unexpected ECM...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649296/clinical-profile-and-outcome-of-diabetic-foot-ulcer-a-view-from-tertiary-care-hospital-in-semarang-indonesia
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Tjokorda Gde Dalem Pemayun, Ridho M Naibaho
Background: This study attempted to determine the disease burden in terms of clinical profile and outcome of diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) admissions at a tertiary care hospital in a developing country. Methods: In this descriptive study, the data were collected from the medical record of diabetic patients with foot ulcer who were treated in Dr. Kariadi General Hospital during a 3-year period. The demographic characteristic, type of foot lesion, etiology, isolated microorganism, treatment, and outcome were reviewed...
2017: Diabetic Foot & Ankle
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