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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029359/a-probabilistic-network-for-the-diagnosis-of-acute-cardiopulmonary-diseases
#1
Alessandro Magrini, Davide Luciani, Federico M Stefanini
In this paper, the development of a probabilistic network for the diagnosis of acute cardiopulmonary diseases is presented in detail. A panel of expert physicians collaborated to specify the qualitative part, which is a directed acyclic graph defining a factorization of the joint probability distribution of domain variables into univariate conditional distributions. The quantitative part, which is a set of parametric models defining these univariate conditional distributions, was estimated following the Bayesian paradigm...
October 13, 2017: Biometrical Journal. Biometrische Zeitschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028854/clinical-insights-and-emerging-strategies-in-managing-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphoma
#2
Christina C Patrone, Larisa J Geskin
<p>Mycosis Fungoides and Sézary Syndrome, the two most common types of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma (CTCL), present many management challenges for dermatologists. Here, we provide a comprehensive review of up-to-date literature, guidelines, and expert clinical insights. We highlight the updates in the World Health Organization Classification of Cutaneous Lymphomas; we summarize the epidemiology, including a recently observed stabilization of increasing incidence of CTCL in the past decade and increased incidence in males, blacks, and veterans; we also provide the most recent updates on prognostic factors for CTCL...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028812/occurrence-of-the-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-mers-cov-across-the-gulf-corporation-council-countries-four-years-update
#3
Mahmoud Aly, Mohamed Elrobh, Maha Alzayer, Sameera Aljuhani, Hanan Balkhy
The emergence of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infections has become a global issue of dire concerns. MERS-CoV infections have been identified in many countries all over the world whereas high level occurrences have been documented in the Middle East and Korea. MERS-CoV is mainly spreading across the geographical region of the Middle East, especially in the Arabian Peninsula, while some imported sporadic cases were reported from the Europe, North America, Africa, and lately Asia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028645/an-update-on-the-status-of-molecular-testing-for-the-indeterminate-thyroid-nodule-and-risk-stratification-of-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
#4
Kristina J Nicholson, Linwah Yip
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Correct identification of malignancy in cytologically indeterminate thyroid nodules is a diagnostic challenge, leading to potentially unnecessary surgery in patients for whom final histology is benign. Similarly, many patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) undergo aggressive surgical management of tumors, which may ultimately have low-risk histologic features. Use of molecular testing strategies can aid in both the diagnosis of indeterminate thyroid nodules and preoperative risk stratification of DTC...
October 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028423/2016-updates-to-the-who-brain-tumor-classification-system-what-the-radiologist-needs-to-know
#5
Derek R Johnson, Julie B Guerin, Caterina Giannini, Jonathan M Morris, Lawrence J Eckel, Timothy J Kaufmann
Radiologists play a key role in brain tumor diagnosis and management and must stay abreast of developments in the field to advance patient care and communicate with other health care providers. In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) released an update to its brain tumor classification system that included numerous significant changes. Several previously recognized brain tumor diagnoses, such as oligoastrocytoma, primitive neuroectodermal tumor, and gliomatosis cerebri, were redefined or eliminated altogether...
October 13, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027954/marine-sponge-natural-products-with-anticancer-potential-an-updated-review
#6
REVIEW
Cinzia Calcabrini, Elena Catanzaro, Anupam Bishayee, Eleonora Turrini, Carmela Fimognari
Despite the huge investment into research and the significant effort and advances made in the search for new anticancer drugs in recent decades, cancer cure and treatment continue to be a formidable challenge. Many sources, including plants, animals, and minerals, have been explored in the oncological field because of the possibility of identifying novel molecular therapeutics. Marine sponges are a prolific source of secondary metabolites, a number of which showed intriguing tumor chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic properties...
October 13, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027888/same-hospital-re-admission-rate-is-not-reliable-for-measuring-post-operative-infection-related-re-admission
#7
Rishi Rattan, Joshua Parreco, Tanya L Zakrison, D Dante Yeh, Howard M Lieberman, Nicholas Namias
BACKGROUND: Post-operative infections cause morbidity, consume resources, and are an important quality measure in assessing and comparing hospitals. Commonly used metrics do not account for re-admission to a different hospital. The Nationwide Readmissions Database (NRD) tracks re-admissions across United States (US) hospitals. Infection-related re-admission across US hospitals has not been studied previously. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The 2013 NRD was queried for admissions with a primary International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 9th revision, Clinical Modification code for the most frequently performed operations...
October 13, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026838/tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-antibodies-in-fistulizing-crohn-s-disease-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
REVIEW
Pardis Zaboli, Mohammad Abdollahi, Shilan Mozaffari, Shekoufeh Nikfar
Medical treatment for fistulizing Crohn's disease (FCD) is changing rapidly over the time by the introduction of novel therapeutic medicines, while no global consensus is available. This study aims to accomplish a systematic review and meta-analysis on the efficacy of tumor necrosis factor-alpha antibodies (anti-TNF-α antibodies) versus placebo in FCD. A systematic review of published literature was carried out till December 2016, and a meta-analysis of identified studies was done. Data have been explored from PubMed, Scopus, Cochrane Library Database, and Web of Science...
July 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025846/cohort-profile-for-the-mastermind-study-using-the-clinical-practice-research-datalink-cprd-to-investigate-stratification-of-response-to-treatment-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Lauren R Rodgers, Michael N Weedon, William E Henley, Andrew T Hattersley, Beverley M Shields
PURPOSE: This is a retrospective cohort study using observational data from anonymised primary care records. We identify and extract all patients with type 2 diabetes and associated clinical data from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) to inform models of disease progression and stratification of treatment. PARTICIPANTS: Data were extracted from CPRD on 8 August 2016. The initial data set contained all patients (n=313 485) in the database who had received a type 2 diabetes medication...
October 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025689/soho-state-of-the-art-update-and-next-questions-biology-and-treatment-of-myelodysplastic-syndromes
#10
REVIEW
David A Sallman, Tiffany N Tanaka, Alan List, Rafael Bejar
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a heterogeneous group of myeloid neoplasms characterized by clonal hematopoiesis leading to bone marrow dysplasia and cytopenias. Recently, significant advancements have been made in understanding the pathogenic mechanisms of this disease. In particular, how a wide array of somatic mutations can induce a common clinical phenotype has been investigated. Specifically, activation of innate immune signaling (i.e. myeloid derived suppressor cells) and the NLRP3 inflammasome in hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells play a central role in the biology of MDS, leading to pyroptotic cell death and clonal expansion...
October 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025541/imaging-of-the-pericardium-a-multimodality-cardiovascular-imaging-update
#11
REVIEW
Bo Xu, Deborah H Kwon, Allan L Klein
Pericardial diseases represent diverse conditions, ranging from painful inflammatory states, such as acute pericarditis, to life-threatening tamponade and chronic heart failure due to constrictive pericarditis. Multimodality cardiovascular imaging plays important roles in diagnosis and management of pericardial conditions. This review provides a clinical update on multimodality cardiovascular imaging of the pericardium, incorporating echocardiography, multidetector computed tomography, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, focusing on guiding clinicians about when each cardiac imaging modality should be used in each relevant pericardial condition...
November 2017: Cardiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024776/update-on-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-tils-in-breast-cancer-including-recommendations-to-assess-tils-in-residual-disease-after-neoadjuvant-therapy-and-in-carcinoma-in-situ-a-report-of-the-international-immuno-oncology-biomarker-working-group-on-breast-cancer
#12
REVIEW
Maria Vittoria Dieci, Nina Radosevic-Robin, Susan Fineberg, Gert van den Eynden, Nils Ternes, Frederique Penault-Llorca, Giancarlo Pruneri, Timothy M D'Alfonso, Sandra Demaria, Carlos Castaneda, Joselyn Sanchez, Sunil Badve, Stefan Michiels, Veerle Bossuyt, Federico Rojo, Baljit Singh, Torsten Nielsen, Giuseppe Viale, Seong-Rim Kim, Stephen Hewitt, Stephan Wienert, Sybille Loibl, David Rimm, Fraser Symmans, Carsten Denkert, Sylvia Adams, Sherene Loi, Roberto Salgado
Morphological evaluation of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in breast cancer is gaining momentum as evidence strengthens the clinical relevance of this immunological biomarker. TILs in the post-neoadjuvant residual disease setting are acquiring increasing importance as a stratifying marker in clinical trials, considering the raising interest on immunotherapeutic strategies after neoadjuvant chemotherapy. TILs in ductal carcinoma in situ, with or without invasive carcinoma, represent an emerging area of clinical breast cancer research...
October 9, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024367/commissioning-guidance-for-weight-assessment-and-management-in-adults-and-children-with-severe-complex-obesity
#13
REVIEW
R Welbourn, J Hopkins, J B Dixon, N Finer, C Hughes, R Viner, J Wass
The challenge of managing the epidemic of patients with severe and complex obesity disease in secondary care is largely unmet. In England, the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence and the National Health Service England have published guidance on the provision of specialist (non-surgical) weight management services. We have undertaken a systematic review of 'what evidence exists for what should happen in/commissioning of: primary or secondary care weight assessment and management clinics in patients needing specialist care for severe and complex obesity?' using an accredited methodology to produce a model for organization of multidisciplinary team clinics that could be developed in every healthcare system, as an update to a previous review...
October 10, 2017: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024292/hepatic-cystic-echinococcosis-in-australia-an-update-on-diagnosis-and-management
#14
REVIEW
Ben Keong, Bruce Wilkie, Tom Sutherland, Adrian Fox
BACKGROUND: Echinococcosis is an uncommonly encountered zoonotic disease caused by the taeniid Echinococcus. The only endemic species in Australia, Echinococcus granulosus, forms cysts in the liver in 70% of cases. The aim of this study was to review the literature to provide an evidence-based narrative update on the diagnosis and management of hepatic cystic echinococcosis in Australia. METHODS: We reviewed the literature, utilizing multiple research databases and citation tracking...
October 11, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024286/modelling-cumulative-exposure-for-inference-about-drug-effects-in-observational-studies
#15
Bassam Farran, Stuart McGurnaghan, Helen C Looker, Shona Livingstone, Eva Lahnsteiner, Helen M Colhoun, Paul M McKeigue
PURPOSE: To demonstrate a modelling approach that controls for time-invariant allocation bias in estimation of associations of outcome with drug exposure. METHODS: We show that in a model that includes terms for both ever-exposure versus never-exposure and cumulative exposure, the parameter for ever-exposure represents the effect of time-invariant allocation bias, and the parameter for cumulative exposure represents the effect of the drug after adjustment for this unmeasured confounding...
October 12, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023213/nivolumab-versus-docetaxel-in-previously-treated-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-two-year-outcomes-from-two-randomized-open-label-phase-iii-trials-checkmate-017-and-checkmate-057
#16
Leora Horn, David R Spigel, Everett E Vokes, Esther Holgado, Neal Ready, Martin Steins, Elena Poddubskaya, Hossein Borghaei, Enriqueta Felip, Luis Paz-Ares, Adam Pluzanski, Karen L Reckamp, Marco A Burgio, Martin Kohlhäeufl, David Waterhouse, Fabrice Barlesi, Scott Antonia, Oscar Arrieta, Jérôme Fayette, Lucio Crinò, Naiyer Rizvi, Martin Reck, Matthew D Hellmann, William J Geese, Ang Li, Anne Blackwood-Chirchir, Diane Healey, Julie Brahmer, Wilfried E E Eberhardt
Purpose Nivolumab, a programmed death-1 inhibitor, prolonged overall survival compared with docetaxel in two independent phase III studies in previously treated patients with advanced squamous (CheckMate 017; ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01642004) or nonsquamous (CheckMate 057; ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01673867) non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We report updated results, including a pooled analysis of the two studies. Methods Patients with stage IIIB/IV squamous (N = 272) or nonsquamous (N = 582) NSCLC and disease progression during or after prior platinum-based chemotherapy were randomly assigned 1:1 to nivolumab (3 mg/kg every 2 weeks) or docetaxel (75 mg/m(2) every 3 weeks)...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023203/examining-differences-in-audience-recall-and-reaction-between-mediated-portrayals-of-mental-illness-as-trivializing-versus-stigmatizing
#17
Jessica Gall Myrick, Rachelle L Pavelko
Researchers have documented the ways in which media stigmatize mental illness. However, media also portray mental illness trivially when diseases are mocked, oversimplified, shown to be less severe than in actuality, or represented as beneficial to an individual. Trivialization of mental illnesses could potentially lead audiences to be less likely to seek help or less likely to support related policy efforts. Therefore, it is important to understand how audiences recall and react to stigmatizing and trivializing mental illness portrayals...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023182/potential-clinical-utility-of-multiple-system-atrophy-biomarkers
#18
Kurt A Jellinger
Multiple system atrophy (MSA), an adult-onset, fatal disorder of uncertain aetiology, characterized by parkinsonism, cerebellar, autonomic and motor dysfunctions, is an α-synucleinopathy with glioneuronal degeneration involving multiple parts of the nervous system. The clinical variants correlate with the morphological phenotypes of striatonigral degeneration (MSA-P), olivoponto-cerebellar atrophy (MSA-C), and mixed type MSA. Neuropathological hallmark is the deposition of aberrant α-synuclein in glia and neurons forming cytoplasmic inclusions that cause cell dysfunction/demise...
October 12, 2017: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022330/bladder-stone-management-an-update
#19
Antonio Cicione, Cosimo DE Nunzio, Stefano Manno, Rocco Damiano, Alessandro Posti, Estevao Lima, Andrea Tubaro, Filippo Balloni
INTRODUCTION: Bladder stone (BS) is a rare disease curable with several options. Herein, we reviewed the specific literature in order to update the current BS management. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A comprehensive systematic MEDLINE search was performed for English language reports published before April 2017 using the BS related terms, i.e. bladder-vesical calculi, lithotripsy. Then manuscripts references were screened to identify unfounded studies. Studies regarding BS in children were excluded...
October 11, 2017: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022262/myocardial-infarction-and-exercise-training-evidence-from-basic-science
#20
Ivana C Moraes-Silva, Bruno Rodrigues, Hélio J Coelho-Junior, Daniele Jardim Feriani, Maria-Claudia Irigoyen
In 2016, cardiovascular disease remains the first cause of mortality worldwide [1]. Coronary artery disease, which is the most important precursor of myocardial infarction (MI), is the main component of total cardiovascular mortality, being responsible for approximately seven million of deaths [1]. In approximately 20% of infarcted patients, MI is recurrent in the first year after the event [2]. Moreover, among cardiovascular disease, coronary artery disease accounts for the most increased index of life years lost due to morbidity and/or mortality [1]...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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