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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215037/the-italian-dystonia-registry-rationale-design-and-preliminary-findings
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Giovanni Defazio, M Esposito, G Abbruzzese, C L Scaglione, G Fabbrini, G Ferrazzano, S Peluso, R Pellicciari, A F Gigante, G Cossu, R Arca, L Avanzino, F Bono, M R Mazza, L Bertolasi, R Bacchin, R Eleopra, C Lettieri, F Morgante, M C Altavista, L Polidori, R Liguori, S Misceo, G Squintani, M Tinazzi, R Ceravolo, E Unti, L Magistrelli, M Coletti Moja, N Modugno, M Petracca, N Tambasco, M S Cotelli, M Aguggia, A Pisani, M Romano, M Zibetti, A R Bentivoglio, A Albanese, P Girlanda, A Berardelli
The Italian Dystonia Registry is a multicenter data collection system that will prospectively assess the phenomenology and natural history of adult-onset dystonia and will serve as a basis for future etiological, pathophysiological and therapeutic studies. In the first 6 months of activity, 20 movement disorders Italian centres have adhered to the registry and 664 patients have been recruited. Baseline historical information from this cohort provides the first general overview of adult-onset dystonia in Italy...
February 18, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214983/pooled-analysis-of-four-non-interventional-studies-effectiveness-and-tolerability-of-the-antidepressant-agomelatine-in-daily-practice
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Gerd Laux, Bettina Barthel, Göran Hajak, Matthias Lemke, Hans-Peter Volz
INTRODUCTION: Meta-analyses are useful to increase knowledge and strengthen evidence about antidepressant treatment supplementary to individual studies. METHODS: A pooled analysis of four multicenter, open-label, prospective, non-interventional studies (2009-2013) was performed to provide further evidence about the antidepressant effectiveness and tolerability of agomelatine (25-50 mg/day) in a large number of non-selected German outpatients with major depressive disorder...
February 18, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214657/ipilimumab-alone-or-in-combination-with-nivolumab-after-progression-on-anti-pd-1-therapy-in-advanced-melanoma
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Lisa Zimmer, Susmitha Apuri, Zeynep Eroglu, Lisa A Kottschade, Andrea Forschner, Ralf Gutzmer, Max Schlaak, Lucie Heinzerling, Angela M Krackhardt, Carmen Loquai, Svetomir N Markovic, Richard W Joseph, Kelly Markey, Jochen S Utikal, Carsten Weishaupt, Simone M Goldinger, Vernon K Sondak, Jonathan S Zager, Dirk Schadendorf, Nikhil I Khushalani
BACKGROUND: The anti-programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) inhibitors pembrolizumab and nivolumab alone or in combination with ipilimumab have shown improved objective response rates and progression-free survival compared to ipilimumab only in advanced melanoma patients. Anti-PD-1 therapy demonstrated nearly equal clinical efficacy in patients who had progressed after ipilimumab or were treatment-naïve. However, only limited evidence exists regarding the efficacy of ipilimumab alone or in combination with nivolumab after treatment failure to anti-PD-therapy...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214386/management-and-prognosis-of-hcc-in-the-elderly-results-of-an-in-field-multicenter-cohort-study
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Mauro Borzio, Elena Dionigi, Alessandro Vitale, Angelo Rossini, Massimo Marignani, Fabio Fornari, Susanna Vicari, Ilario De Sio, Fabio Farinati, Emanuela Bertolini, Filippo Oliveri, Gioacchino Leandro, Giampiero Francica, Mario Mitra, Barbara Omazzi, Sergio Boccia, Andrea Salmi, Anna Toldi, Rodolfo Sacco
AIMS: This multicentre cohort study evaluated the role of aging on clinical characteristics, treatment allocation, and outcome of new HCCs, in clinical practice. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From September 2008, 541 patients aged > 70 years old (elderly group), and 527 ≤ 70 years old (non elderly group) with newly diagnosed HCC were consecutively enrolled in 30 Italian centres. Differences in clinical characteristics and treatment allocation between groups were described by a multivariable logistic regression model measuring the inverse probability weight to meet the elderly group...
February 18, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214304/efficacy-and-safety-of-fumaric-acid-esters-in-combination-with-phototherapy-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-plaque-psoriasis-fast
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Peter Weisenseel, Kristian Reich, Wiebke Griemberg, Katharina Merten, Christine Gröschel, Natalie Nunez Gomez, Kirsi Taipale, Beate Bräu, Ina Zschocke
BACKGROUND: While treatment of patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis using a combination of fumaric acid esters (FAE, Fumaderm(®) ) and phototherapy (UV) is common practice, there have been hardly any studies investigating this regimen. Available information is limited to data from a small pilot study. The objective of the present study was to evaluate FAE/UV combination therapy in a larger patient cohort with moderate-to-severe psoriasis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective noninterventional multicenter study, data from patients treated with FAE/UV combination therapy was assessed with regard to efficacy (PGA' PASI, DLQI, EQ-5D), safety, and dosage over a twelve-month period...
February 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214173/pyrocarbon-interposition-shoulder-arthroplasty-preliminary-results-from-a-prospective-multicenter-study-at-2-years-of-follow-up
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Jérôme Garret, Arnaud Godeneche, Pascal Boileau, Daniel Molé, Mikael Etzner, Luc Favard, Christophe Levigne, François Sirveaux, Marc-Olivier Gauci, Charles Dezaly, Gilles Walch
BACKGROUND: The concept of free interposition arthroplasty proved successful for small joints of the hand, wrist, and foot, particularly after the use of implants coated with pyrocarbon, which enhanced their tribologic and elastic properties. The present study reports preliminary outcomes of a pyrocarbon-coated interposition shoulder arthroplasty (PISA) implant. METHODS: This was a prospective study of 67 consecutive patients who underwent shoulder PISA at 9 centers...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214162/knowledge-attitude-and-practice-of-blood-culture-contamination-a-multicenter-study
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Archana Nair, Sean P Elliott, Mayar Al Mohajer
We developed a questionnaire to assess the knowledge and practice of nursing staff, patient care assistants, phlebotomists, and laboratory technicians regarding blood culture collection and contamination at 2 tertiary care academic centers. Our study showed there were several gaps in knowledge and practice regarding obtaining blood cultures.
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214106/multicenter-study-of-cigarette-smoking-among-adults-with-asthma-exacerbations-in-the-emergency-department-2011-2012
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Robert A Silverman, Kohei Hasegawa, Daniel J Egan, Kirk A Stiffler, Ashley F Sullivan, Carlos A Camargo
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies demonstrated a high prevalence of cigarette smoking in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with acute asthma. Despite the clinical and public health importance, there have been no recent multicenter efforts to characterize this patient population. We aimed to update the prevalence of cigarette smoking among ED patients with asthma exacerbations. METHODS: Multicenter chart review study of 48 EDs across 23 US states...
February 7, 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214014/controlling-the-digital-ulcerative-disease-in-systemic-sclerosis-is-associated-with-improved-hand-function
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Luc Mouthon, Patrick H Carpentier, Catherine Lok, Pierre Clerson, Virginie Gressin, Eric Hachulla, Alice Bérezné, Elisabeth Diot, Aurélie Khau Van Kien, Patrick Jego, Christian Agard, Anne-Bénédicte Duval-Modeste, Agnès Sparsa, Eve Puzenat, Marie-Aleth Richard
OBJECTIVES: Ischemic digital ulcers (DU) represent a major complication of systemic sclerosis (SSc). We investigated the impact of controlling the ulcerative disease on disability, pain, and quality of life in SSc patients receiving bosentan. METHODS: ECLIPSE (Study AC-052-517) is a 2-year prospective, multicenter, and observational study. Patients with SSc who experienced at least 1 DU in the previous year and received bosentan were included between October 2009 and March 2011...
January 13, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213781/swedish-prospective-multicenter-trial-on-the-accuracy-and-clinical-relevance-of-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-before-neoadjuvant-systemic-therapy-in-breast-cancer
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Linda Zetterlund, Fuat Celebioglu, Rimma Axelsson, Jana de Boniface, Jan Frisell
PURPOSE: The timing of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) in the context of neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NAST) in breast cancer is still controversial. SLNB before NAST has been evaluated in few single-institution studies in which axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), however, was commonly not performed in case of a negative SLNB. We investigated the potential clinical relevance of SLNB before NAST by performing ALND in all patients after NAST. METHODS: This national multicenter trial prospectively enrolled clinically node-negative breast cancer patients planned for NAST at 13 recruiting Swedish hospitals between October 2010 and December 2015...
February 17, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213388/effects-of-dopamine-donor-pretreatment-on-graft-survival-after-kidney-transplantation-a-randomized-trial
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Peter Schnuelle, Wilhelm H Schmitt, Christel Weiss, Antje Habicht, Lutz Renders, Martin Zeier, Felix Drüschler, Katharina Heller, Przemyslaw Pisarski, Bernhard Banas, Bernhard K Krämer, Matthias Jung, Kai Lopau, Christoph J Olbricht, Horst Weihprecht, Peter Schenker, Johan W De Fijter, Benito A Yard, Urs Benck
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Donor dopamine improves initial graft function after kidney transplantation due to antioxidant properties. We investigated if a 4 µg/kg per minute continuous dopamine infusion administered after brain-death confirmation affects long-term graft survival and examined the exposure-response relationship with treatment duration. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Five-year follow-up of 487 renal transplant patients from 60 European centers who had participated in the randomized, multicenter trial of dopamine donor pretreatment between 2004 and 2007 (ClinicalTrials...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213365/fda-approval-summary-tas-102
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Leigh Marcus, Steven J Lemery, Sachia Khasar, Emily Wearne, Whitney S Helms, Weishi Yuan, Kun He, Xianhua Cao, Jingyu Yu, Hong Zhao, Yaning Wang, Olen Stephens, Erika Englund, Rajiv Agarwal, Patricia Keegan, Richard Pazdur
FDA approved TAS-102 (Lonsurf, Taiho Oncology, Inc.) for the treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) who have been previously treated with fluoropyrimidine-, oxaliplatin- and irinotecan-based chemotherapy, an anti-VEGF biological therapy, and if RAS wild-type, an anti-EGFR therapy. In an international, multicenter, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial (TPU-TAS-102-301, herein referred to as RECOURSE), 800 patients with previously treated mCRC were randomly allocated (2:1) to receive either TAS-102 35mg/m2 orally twice daily after meals on Days 1-5 and 8-12 of each 28-day cycle (n=534) or matching placebo (n=266)...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213001/predictive-factors-for-egfr-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-retreatment-in-patients-with-egfr-mutated-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-multicenter-retrospective-sequence-study
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Gee-Chen Chang, Chien-Hua Tseng, Kuo-Hsuan Hsu, Chong-Jen Yu, Cheng-Ta Yang, Kun-Chieh Chen, Tsung-Ying Yang, Jeng-Sen Tseng, Chien-Ying Liu, Wei-Yu Liao, Te-Chun Hsia, Chih-Yen Tu, Meng-Chih Lin, Ying-Huang Tsai, Meng-Jer Hsieh, Wen-Shuo Wu, Yuh-Min Chen
BACKGROUND: Acquired resistance occurs in most non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations experiencing a response to EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) initially. We investigated EGFR-TKI retreatment in patients who had previously received EGFR-TKI followed by chemotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective multicenter study. Patients with locally advanced or metastatic adenocarcinoma or TTF-1 (+) NSCLC, positive EGFR sensitive mutation, and EGFR-TKI reuse after initial EGFR-TKI followed by chemotherapy were enrolled...
February 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212993/efficacy-according-to-blind-independent-central-review-post-hoc-analyses-from-the-phase-iii-randomized-multicenter-ipass-study-of-first-line-gefitinib-versus-carboplatin-paclitaxel-in-asian-patients-with-egfr-mutation-positive-advanced-nsclc
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Yi-Long Wu, Nagahiro Saijo, Sumitra Thongprasert, J C-H Yang, Baohui Han, Benjamin Margono, Busayamas Chewaskulyong, Patrapim Sunpaweravong, Yuichiro Ohe, Yukito Ichinose, Jin-Ji Yang, Tony S K Mok, Helen Young, Vincent Haddad, Yuri Rukazenkov, Masahiro Fukuoka
OBJECTIVE: The Phase III, randomized, open-label IPASS study (NCT00322452) of first-line epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR TKI) gefitinib versus carboplatin/paclitaxel for Asian patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) showed that investigator-assessed progression-free survival (PFS) and objective response rate (ORR) were significantly prolonged in patients with EGFR mutation-positive NSCLC who received gefitinib versus patients with EGFR mutation-negative NSCLC...
February 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212589/a-multicenter-initiative-for-critical-congenital-heart-disease-newborn-screening-in-texas-neonatal-intensive-care-units
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Alice Gong, Charleta Guillory, Liza Creel, Judith Ellen Livingtson, Tiffany M McKee-Garrett, Regine Fortunov
Objective The objective of this study was to implement a strategy for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) newborn screening in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Design A NICU-specific curriculum, screening algorithm, slide presentations, and templates of orders, policies, and procedures were developed into a toolkit for training NICU personnel. Screening was conducted on first and second screen pre- and postductal oxygen saturations (SpO2) on newborns admitted or transferred to the NICU. Results We trained 347 NICU personnel in 13 Texas hospitals, representing rural, suburban, and metropolitan settings...
February 17, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212560/use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-cam-in-cancer-patients-an-italian-multicenter-survey
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Massimiliano Berretta, Chiara Della Pepa, Paolo Tralongo, Alberto Fulvi, Ferdinando Martellotta, Arben Lleshi, Guglielmo Nasti, Rossella Fisichella, Carmela Romano, Chiara De Divitiis, Rosaria Taibi, Francesco Fiorica, Raffaele Di Francia, Anna Di Mari, Lino Del Pup, Anna Crispo, Paolo De Paoli, Adriano Santorelli, Vincenzo Quagliariello, Rosario Vincenzo Iaffaioli, Umberto Tirelli, Gaetano Facchini
INTRODUCTION: Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) include a wide range of products (herbs, vitamins, minerals, and probiotics) and medical practices, developed outside of the mainstream Western medicine. Patients with cancer are more likely to resort to CAM first or then in their disease history; the potential side effects as well as the costs of such practices are largely underestimated. PATIENTS AND METHOD: We conducted a descriptive survey in five Italian hospitals involving 468 patients with different malignancies...
December 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212527/a-multicenter-phase-ii-study-of-salvage-photodynamic-therapy-using-talaporfin-sodium-me2906-and-a-diode-laser-pnl6405epg-for-local-failure-after-chemoradiotherapy-or-radiotherapy-for-esophageal-cancer
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Tomonori Yano, Hiroi Kasai, Takahiro Horimatsu, Kenichi Yoshimura, Satoshi Teramukai, Satoshi Morita, Harue Tada, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Hiromi Kataoka, Naomi Kakushima, Ryu Ishihara, Hajime Isomoto, Manabu Muto
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) showed promising efficacy for local failure after chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for esophageal cancer. However, PDT required long sun shade period. This study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of PDT using second generation photosensitizer, talaporfin sodium for local failure after CRT. This was the multi-institutional non-randomized phase II study. Patients with histologically proven local failure limited within the muscularis propria after 50Gy or more radiotherapy (RT) for esophageal cancer were eligible...
December 20, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212250/economic-impact-of-nonmodifiable-risk-factors-in-orthopaedic-fracture-care-is-bundled-payment-feasible
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Siddharth A Mahure, Lorraine Hutzler, Richard S Yoon, Joseph A Bosco
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether bundled payments are feasible in the orthopaedic fracture setting, and the potential economic implications of this reimbursement structure. DESIGN: Prospective. SETTING: Multicenter. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: Between 2004 and 2014, a total of 23,643 operatively treated patients with fracture and 544,067 patients with total joint arthroplasty (TJA) were identified using the New York State Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System database...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212059/pediatric-chest-ct-diagnostic-reference-ranges-development-and-application
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Keith J Strauss, Marilyn J Goske, Alexander J Towbin, Debapriya Sengupta, Michael J Callahan, Kassa Darge, Daniel J Podberesky, Donald P Frush, Charles Maxfield, Sjirk J Westra, Jeffrey S Prince, Huimin Wu, Mythreyi Bhargavan-Chatfield
Purpose To determine diagnostic reference ranges on the basis of the size of a pediatric patient's chest and to develop a method to estimate computed tomographic (CT) scanner-specific mean size-specific dose estimates (SSDEs) as a function of patient size and the radiation output of each CT scanner at a site. Materials and Methods The institutional review boards of each center approved this retrospective, HIPAA-compliant, multicenter study; informed consent was waived. CT dose indexes (SSDE, volume CT dose index, and dose length product) of 518 pediatric patients (mean age, 9...
February 17, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211882/aflibercept-as-a-second-line-therapy-for-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-in-israel-asli-study
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L Tiosano, O Segal, N Mathalone, A Pollack, R Ehrlich, I Klemperer, Y Barak, I Moroz, I Chowers, M Goldstein
PurposeThe purpose of this study is to evaluate an early switch to aflibecept in eyes with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nvAMD) showing partial or lack of response for initial therapy with bevacizumab.MethodsThe Aflibercept as a Second Line Therapy for Neovascular Age Related Macular Degeneration in Israel (ASLI) was a prospective, multicenter, single-arm clinical trial. Eyes with nvAMD having incomplete response to 3-9 prior bevacizumab injections were recruited. Three monthly intravitreal aflibercept (2 mg) injections were administered, followed by two bi-monthly injections and a final examination at week 28...
February 17, 2017: Eye
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