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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166760/clinical-characteristics-and-treatment-propensity-in-elderly-patients-aged-over-80-years-with-colorectal-cancer
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Yun Hwa Jung, Jae Young Kim, Yu Na Jang, Sang Hoon Yoo, Gyo Hui Kim, Kang Min Lee, In Kyu Lee, Su Mi Chung, In Sook Woo
Background/Aims: Elderly patients (≥ 80 years) with colorectal cancer (CRC) tend to avoid active treatment at the time of diagnosis despite of recent advances in treatment. The aim of this study was to determine treatment propensity of elderly patients aged ≥ 80 years with CRC in clinical practice and the impact of anticancer treatment on overall survival (OS). Methods: Medical charts of 152 elderly patients (aged ≥ 80 years) diagnosed with CRC between 1998 and 2012 were retrospectively reviewed...
November 24, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166752/immunotherapy-treatment-an-issue-for-metabolic-response
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Luca Tagliabue, Antonella Capozza, Claudio Maioli, Andrea Luciani, Anna M Ierardi, Gianpaolo Carrafiello
Since the beginning of second decade of this century, when it was introduced in many oncologic scenarios, immunotherapy has become an important tool in the management of a growing number of cancers. Engaging the host immune system in cancer therapy seems to be useful, improving not only progression free survival but also overall survival, until the achieving the goal that many advanced cancers, previously considered without effective treatment options, have now become successfully treatable. Moreover, considering the relatively recent introduction of these drugs in clinical scenarios and the continuous releasing of new drugs, large validated clinical experiences are lacking and many issues are today debated; by the way, the evaluation of the response to immune-therapy poses major concerns...
November 22, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166742/-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-the-treatment-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-with-primary-thrombocytosis-three-cases-report-and-literatures-review
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X P Zong, L Tang, J N Cen, S N Chen, A N Sun, D P Wu
Objective: To investigate the characteristics of the essential thrombocythemia (ET) cases transformed to the acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and the role of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) in the treatment of this disease. Methods: The clinical and laboratory characteristics of 3 ET cases before and after transformation and after allo-HSCT were retrospectively analyzed, meanwhile the related literatures were reviewed and discussed. Results: Case 1 was a male patient of 44 years old, whose PLT was 500×10(9)/L when firstly diagnosed ET...
October 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166713/-advances-in-the-research-of-molecular-mechanism-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-improving-wound-healing
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Y Liu, D H Hu
Recently, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is a rising technology to improve wound healing. In clinical application, it benefits fast debridement and wound close, limits infection, and promotes wound healing. It is an effective therapy for all kinds of acute or chronic wound. Currently, researches demonstrate that NPWT promotes angiogenesis, granulation tissue growth, and extracellular matrix remodeling through regulating the signaling of anti-inflammatory cytokines, mechanicalreceptor and chemoreceptor, which is related to several growth factors and inflammatory factors...
November 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166576/the-beneficial-health-aspects-of-sea-buckthorn-elaeagnus-rhamnoides-l-a-nelson-oil
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REVIEW
Beata Olas
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL CONTEXT: Plant oils are known to have biological activity. This review paper summarizes the current knowledge of the composition of sea buckthorn (Elaeagnus rhamnoides (L.) A.Nelson) seed and pulp oil and its beneficial health aspects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In vitro and in vivo studies on humans and animals have found sea buckthorn oil to have a variety of beneficial properties to human health, and indicate that it may be a valuable component of human and animal nutrition...
November 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166553/botulinum-toxin-injection-versus-topical-nitrates-for-chronic-anal-fissure-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Shaheel M Sahebally, Babak Meshkat, Stewart R Walsh, David Beddy
BACKGROUND: Chronic anal fissures (CAF) are frequently encountered in coloproctology clinics. Chemical sphincterotomy with pharmacological agents is recommended as first-line therapy. Topical nitrates (TN) heal CAF effectively but recurrences are common. An alternative treatment modality is injection of botulinum toxin (BT) into the anal sphincter. We aimed to perform an updated systematic review and meta-analysis to compare the effectiveness of BT and TN in the management of CAF. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane databases were searched for relevant articles from inception until March 2017...
November 22, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166515/dyshidrosiform-pemphigoid-localized-on-the-hands-in-a-child-a-rare-occurrence
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Surabhi Dayal, Priyadarshini Sahu, Vijay Kumar Jain
Dyshidrosiform pemphigoid is an acquired autoimmune variant of bullous pemphigoid with persistent vesicobullous eruptions localized on the palms or soles, or both. It generally occurs in the elderly and is rarely reported in childhood. Hereby, we describe the first case of dyshidrosiform pemphigoid in a 12-year-old child, which was limited to the dorsal hands and treated successfully with dapsone (diaminodiphenyl sulfone). Along with this report, we also review the clinical features of various types of dyshidrosiform pemphigoid...
September 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166505/anogenital-warts-in-pediatric-population
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Miguel Costa-Silva, Inês Fernandes, Acácio Gonçalves Rodrigues, Carmen Lisboa
The approach to children with anogenital warts in the context of sexual abuse is a challenge in clinical practice. This study aims to review the current knowledge of anogenital warts in children, the forms of transmission, and the association with sexual abuse and to propose a cross-sectional approach involving all medical specialties. A systematic review of the literature was conducted in Portuguese and English from January 2000 to June 2016 using the ISI Web of Knowledge and PubMed databases. Children aged 12 years or younger were included...
September 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166352/more-learners-finite-resources-and-the-changing-landscape-of-procedural-training-at-the-bedside
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Michael A Gisondi, Linda Regan, Jeremy Branzetti, Laura R Hopson
There is growing competition for non-operative, procedural training in teaching hospitals, due to an increased number of individuals seeking to learn procedures from a finite number of appropriate teaching cases. Procedural training is required by students, post-graduate learners, and practicing providers who must maintain their skills. These learner groups are growing in size as the number of medical schools increase and advance practice providers expand their skills to include complex procedures. These various learner needs occur against a background of advancing therapeutic techniques that improve patient care, but also act to reduce the overall numbers of procedures available to learners...
November 21, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166344/two-stage-prosthetic-breast-reconstruction-a-comparison-between-prepectoral-and-partial-subpectoral-techniques
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Maurice Y Nahabedian, Costanza Cocilovo
BACKGROUND: Prosthetic breast reconstruction with prepectoral placement may confer clinical advantages compared with subpectoral placement. The purpose of this study was to assess and compare clinical outcomes following 2-stage reconstruction following prepectoral and partial subpectoral placement of tissue expanders and implants. METHODS: A retrospective review of 39 (prepectoral) and 50 (partial subpectoral) patients was completed. Acellular dermal matrix was used in all patients...
December 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166310/universal-applicability-of-the-furlow-palatoplasty-resident-as-primary-surgeon-in-a-consecutive-nonselective-series
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Mitchell A Stotland, Thanapoom Boonipat, Cheryl M Lundgren, Esperanza Garcia Gonzalo
BACKGROUND: Questions persist regarding the general applicability of the Furlow palatoplasty technique, and thus, widespread adoption of its use has been uneven. This study describes a consecutive, nonselective series of primary Furlow palatoplasties. Highlighted is the unique fact that plastic surgical residents functioned as the primary surgeon for all steps of all procedures throughout the series. METHODS: A retrospective review was undertaken of all primary palatoplasties performed under the direction of the senior surgeon between December 2005 and April 2012...
November 21, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166308/an-evaluation-of-the-choice-for-contralateral-prophylactic-mastectomy-and-patient-concerns-about-recurrence-in-a-reconstructed-cohort
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Ian C Sando, Jessica I Billig, Shoshana W Ambani, Casey T Kraft, Kelley M Kidwell, Lin Zhong, Kevin C Chung, Adeyiza O Momoh
BACKGROUND: Rising contralateral prophylactic mastectomy rates are a subject of national concern. This study assessed (1) factors critical to patients when deciding on contralateral prophylactic mastectomy and (2) patients' quality of life related to concerns about recurrence after unilateral or bilateral breast reconstruction. METHODS: Patients with stage 0 to III breast cancer who underwent unilateral mastectomy or contralateral prophylactic mastectomy and breast reconstruction at a single institution between 2000 and 2012 were identified...
November 21, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166298/evaluation-of-a-broad-spectrum-partially-automated-adverse-event-surveillance-system-a-potential-tool-for-patient-safety-improvement-in-hospitals-with-limited-resources
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Melody Saikali, Alain Tanios, Antoine Saab
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the sensitivity and resource efficiency of a partially automated adverse event (AE) surveillance system for routine patient safety efforts in hospitals with limited resources. METHODS: Twenty-eight automated triggers from the hospital information system's clinical and administrative databases identified cases that were then filtered by exclusion criteria per trigger and then reviewed by an interdisciplinary team. The system, developed and implemented using in-house resources, was applied for 45 days of surveillance, for all hospital inpatient admissions (N = 1107)...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166260/the-development-and-content-validation-of-a-multidisciplinary-evidence-based-wound-infection-prevention-and-treatment-guideline
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Sammy A Zakhary, Chris Davey, Rebecca Bari, Jordan Bean, Tyler Reber, Kathy Gallagher, Kara Couch, Jennifer Hurlow, Karen Laforet, Corrine McIssac, Karen Napier, Diana Vilar-Compte, Emily Zakhary, Michel Hermans, Laura Bolton
Acute and chronic wound infections create clinical, economic, and patient-centered challenges best met by multidisciplinary wound care teams providing consistent, valid, clinically relevant, safe, evidence-based management across settings. To develop an evidence-based wound infection guideline, PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature databases were searched from inception through August 1, 2017 using the terms (or synonyms) wound infection and risk factor, significant, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, or surveillance...
November 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166259/clinical-outcome-of-achilles-tendon-repair-using-viable-intact-cryopreserved-umbilical-tissue-versus-standard-of-case
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John Brandeisky, Dorothy H Kurtz Phelan
INTRODUCTION: Repair of acute Achilles tendon ruptures is complicated by the severity of the rupture, quality of the tendon, and length of the defect. The adjunct use of biologics (eg, viable umbilical tissue) may provide additional support and reduce postoperative inflammation, adhesions, and fibrosis. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to review the outcomes of Achilles tendon rupture open repairs with viable cryopreserved umbilical tissue (vCUT) compared with patients treated with standard of care only...
November 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166217/the-radiologist-s-primer-to-imaging-the-noncuff-nonlabral-postoperative-shoulder
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Christopher R Smith, Jason T Yoon, Jeremiah R Long, Michael V Friedman, Travis J Hillen, James D Stensby
Many radiologists are familiar with the preoperative imaging assessment of patients with labral tears, rotator cuff abnormalities, and end-stage arthritis, as well as the subsequent primary reconstructions and repairs commonly encountered in routine clinical management. However, the second-line surgical procedures and augmentation procedures performed for refractory or recurrent shoulder instability and the extra-articular surgical procedures of the shoulder girdle may challenge even the most experienced musculoskeletal radiologist...
November 22, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166151/biomarkers-and-imaging-of-breast-cancer
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Olena Weaver, Jessica W T Leung
OBJECTIVE: The goals of this review are to provide background information on the definitions and applications of the general term "biomarker" and to highlight the specific roles of breast imaging biomarkers in research and clinical breast cancer care. A search was conducted of the main electronic biomedical databases (PubMed, Cochrane, Embase, MEDLINE [Ovid], Scopus, and Web of Science). The search was focused on review literature in general radiology and biomedical sciences and on reviews and primary research articles on biomarkers in breast imaging over the 15 years ending in June 2017...
November 22, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166137/primary-constrained-tips-for-treating-refractory-ascites-or-variceal-bleeding-secondary-to-hepatic-cirrhosis
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R Rabei, S Mathesovian, J Tasse, S Madassery, B Arslan, U Turba, O Ahmed
PURPOSE: To report an initial experience using a primary constrained TIPS technique for treating cirrhotic patients with refractory ascites or variceal bleeding. METHODS: All patients undergoing primary constrained (n=9) and conventional (n=18) TIPS between July 2014 and June 2016 were retrospectively reviewed. Pre-procedure demographics, Child-Pugh (CP), MELD, and technical variables were recorded. Outcomes measured included technical and clinical success, complications, 30-day mortality, as well as necessity for TIPS revision...
November 22, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166132/imaging-of-iatrogenic-esophageal-injuries-using-optimized-ct-esophageal-leak-protocol-pearls-and-pitfalls
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Rachna Madan, Olga Laur, Breland Crudup, Latia Peavy, Brett W Carter
Iatrogenic injury to the esophagus is a serious complication which is increasingly seen in clinical practice secondary to expansion and greater acceptability of surgical and endoscopic esophageal procedures. Morbidity and mortality following such injury is high. This is mostly due to an inflammatory response to gastric contents in the mediastinum, and the negative intra-thoracic pressures that may further draw out esophageal contents into the mediastinum leading to mediastinitis. Subsequently, pulmonary complications such as pneumonia or abscess may ensue leading to rapid clinical deterioration...
November 22, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165988/bioconjugate-strategies-for-the-induction-of-antigen-specific-tolerance-in-autoimmune-diseases
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Chunsong Yu, Jingchao Xi, Meng Li, Myunggi An, Haipeng Liu
Antigen-specific immunotherapy (ASI) holds great promise for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. In mice, administration of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) binding synthetic peptides which modulate T cell receptor (TCR) signaling under subimmunogenic conditions induces selective tolerance without suppressing the global immune responses. However, clinical translation has yielded limited success. It has become apparent that the TCR signaling pathway via synthetic peptide antigen alone is inadequate to induce an effective tolerogenic immunity in autoimmune diseases...
November 22, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
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