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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538594/trends-in-patient-care-for-traumatic-spinal-injuries-in-the-united-states-a-national-inpatient-sample-study-of-the-correlations-with-patient-outcomes-from-2001-to-2012
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Christopher M Holland, Marcus D Mazur, Erica F Bisson, Meic H Schmidt, Andrew T Dailey
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective database review OBJECTIVE.: To examine whether patient characteristics, distribution of care, and patient outcomes for spinal cord injury (SCI) in the United States have changed between 2001 and 2012. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Although patient outcomes after cranial injury are better at high-volume centers with specialized, multidisciplinary teams, similar assessments have not been done for spinal injuries. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the National and Nationwide Inpatient Samples for the years 2001, 2002, 2011, and 2012 to identify patients with spinal fracture with or without SCI...
May 22, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538549/impact-of-evolving-radiation-therapy-techniques-on-implant-based-breast-reconstruction
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Horatiu Muresan, Gretl Lam, Benjamin T Cooper, Carmen A Perez, Alexes Hazen, Jamie P Levine, Pierre B Saadeh, Mihye Choi, Nolan S Karp, Daniel J Ceradini
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing implant-based reconstruction in the setting of postmastectomy radiation therapy suffer from increased complications and inferior outcomes compared with those not irradiated, but advances in radiation delivery have allowed for more nuanced therapy. The authors investigated whether these advances impact patient outcomes in implant-based breast reconstruction. METHODS: Retrospective chart review identified all implant-based reconstructions performed at a single institution from November of 2010 to November of 2013...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538509/clinical-features-and-prognosis-according-to-immunophenotypic-subtypes-including-the-early-t-cell-precursor-subtype-of-t-lymphoblastic-lymphoma-in-the-japanese-pediatric-leukemia-lymphoma-study-group-alb-nhl03-study
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Reiji Fukano, Shosuke Sunami, Masahiro Sekimizu, Tetsuya Takimoto, Tetsuya Mori, Tetsuo Mitsui, Takeshi Mori, Akiko Moriya Saito, Tomoyuki Watanabe, Koichi Ohshima, Junichiro Fujimoto, Atsuko Nakazawa, Nobutaka Kiyokawa, Ryoji Kobayashi, Keizo Horibe, Masahito Tsurusawa
We reviewed the immunophenotypic subtypes of pediatric T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma in the Japanese Pediatric Leukemia/Lymphoma Study Group ALB-NHL03 study. Of the 104 patients, 40 patients each had sufficient data to evaluate the immunophenotypes and early T-cell precursor (ETP) subtype. Pro-T, pre-T, intermediate T, and mature T cells were observed in 1, 9, 21, and 9 cases, respectively. The 3-year event-free survival (EFS) rates of those with pro-T/pre-T, intermediate T, and mature T cells were 80.0±12...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538082/risk-factors-associated-with-failure-to-reach-minimal-clinically-important-difference-in-patient-reported-outcomes-following-minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-for-spondylolisthesis
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Fady Y Hijji, Ankur S Narain, Daniel D Bohl, Kelly H Yom, Krishna T Kudaravalli, Gregory D Lopez, Kern Singh
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. OBJECTIVE: To determine risk factors associated with failure to reach the minimal clinically important difference (MCID) in patient-reported outcomes (PROs) for patients undergoing minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS TLIF) for spondylolisthesis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The MCID of PROs are often utilized to determine the benefit of spinal procedures. However, negative predictive factors for reaching MCID in patients surgically treated for lumbar spondylolisthesis have been difficult to elucidate...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538081/is-body-mass-index-a-risk-factor-for-revision-procedures-after-minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion
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Ankur S Narain, Fady Y Hijji, Daniel D Bohl, Kelly H Yom, Krishna T Kudaravalli, Kern Singh
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To determine if an association exists between body mass index (BMI) and the rate of revision surgery after single-level minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS TLIF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: MIS TLIF is an effective treatment for lumbar degenerative disease. Previous studies in the orthopedic literature have associated increased BMI with increased postoperative complications and need for revision...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535104/measuring-the-value-of-new-drugs-validity-and-reliability-of-4-value-assessment-frameworks-in-the-oncology-setting
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Tanya G K Bentley, Joshua T Cohen, Elena B Elkin, Julie Huynh, Arnab Mukherjea, Thanh H Neville, Matthew Mei, Ronda Copher, Russell Knoth, Ioana Popescu, Jackie Lee, Jenelle M Zambrano, Michael S Broder
BACKGROUND: Several organizations have developed frameworks to systematically assess the value of new drugs. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the convergent validity and interrater reliability of 4 value frameworks to understand the extent to which these tools can facilitate value-based treatment decisions in oncology. METHODS: Eight panelists used the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), and National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) frameworks to conduct value assessments of 15 drugs for advanced lung and breast cancers and castration-refractory prostate cancer...
June 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534272/braf-mutation-is-associated-with-an-improved-survival-in-glioma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Huy Gia Vuong, Ahmed M A Altibi, Uyen N P Duong, Hanh T T Ngo, Thong Quang Pham, Kar-Ming Fung, Lewis Hassell
Newly emerged molecular markers in gliomas provide prognostic values beyond the capabilities of histologic classification. BRAF mutation, especially BRAF V600E, is common in a subset of gliomas and may represent a potential prognostic marker. The aim of our study is to investigate the potential use of BRAF mutations on prognosis of glioma patients. Four electronic databases were searched for potential articles, including PubMed, Scopus, ISI Web of Science, and Virtual Health Library (VHL). Data of hazard ratio (HR) for overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) were directly obtained from original papers or indirectly estimated from Kaplan Meier curve (KMC)...
May 22, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534135/automated-algorithm-for-counting-microbleeds-in-patients-with-familial-cerebral-cavernous-malformations
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Xiaowei Zou, Blaine L Hart, Marc Mabray, Mary R Bartlett, Wei Bian, Jeffrey Nelson, Leslie A Morrison, Charles E McCulloch, Christopher P Hess, Janine M Lupo, Helen Kim
PURPOSE: Familial cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM) patients present with multiple lesions that can grow both in number and size over time and are reliably detected on susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI). Manual counting of lesions is arduous and subject to high variability. We aimed to develop an automated algorithm for counting CCM microbleeds (lesions <5 mm in diameter) on SWI images. METHODS: Fifty-seven familial CCM type-1 patients were included in this institutional review board-approved study...
May 22, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532457/efficacy-of-chemotherapy-in-elderly-patients-with-unresectable-pancreatic-cancer-a-multicenter-review-of-895-patients
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Taira Kuroda, Teru Kumagi, Tomoyuki Yokota, Nobuaki Azemoto, Aki Hasebe, Hirotaka Seike, Mari Nishiyama, Nobu Inada, Naozumi Shibata, Hideki Miyata, Tomoe Kawamura, Yusuke Imai, Akiko Ueno-Toshimori, Yoshinori Tanaka, Takashi Terao, Yoshiki Imamura, Mitsuhito Koizumi, Hirofumi Yamanishi, Yoshinori Ohno, Yoichi Hiasa
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of chemotherapy for unresectable pancreatic cancer has improved. However, it is occasionally difficult to make treatment decisions for elderly patients. We reviewed the outcomes of elderly patients with unresectable pancreatic cancer by using a large cohort and evaluated whether they had received chemotherapy and the reason why. METHODS: Data for 895 pancreatic cancer patients who were treated using chemotherapy or best supportive care were analyzed considering demographics, clinical stage, treatment, and outcome...
May 22, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531567/impact-of-body-composition-parameters-on-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-metastatic-castrate-resistant-prostate-cancer-treated-with-docetaxel
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Samantha J Cushen, Derek G Power, Kevin P Murphy, Ray McDermott, Brendan T Griffin, Marvin Lim, Louise Daly, Peter MacEneaney, Kathleen O' Sullivan, Carla M Prado, Aoife M Ryan
BACKGROUND: Body composition may influence clinical outcomes of certain chemotherapeutic agents. We examined the prognostic significance of skeletal muscle mass and adipose tissue on docetaxel toxicity and overall survival in patients with metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). METHODS: A retrospective review of patients medical records with mCRPC, treated with docetaxel was conducted. Body composition parameters (skeletal muscle mass, muscle attenuation [MA], visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue) were measured at L3 by computed tomography (CT) and defined using previously established cut points...
June 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530526/warfarin-management-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-within-an-integrated-health-care-system
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JaeJin An, Fang Niu, Chengyi Zheng, Nazia Rashid, Robert A Mendes, Diana Dills, Lien Vo, Prianka Singh, Amanda Bruno, Daniel T Lang, Paul T Le, Kristin P Jazdzewski, Gustavus Aranda
BACKGROUND: Warfarin is a common treatment option to manage patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) in clinical practice. Understanding current pharmacist-led anticoagulation clinic management patterns and associated outcomes is important for quality improvement; however, currently little evidence associating outcomes with management patterns exists. OBJECTIVES: To (a) describe warfarin management patterns and (b) evaluate associations between warfarin treatment and clinical outcomes for patients with NVAF in an integrated health care system...
June 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530524/is-real-world-evidence-used-in-p-t-monographs-and-therapeutic-class-reviews
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Jason T Hurwitz, Mary Brown, Jennifer S Graff, Loretta Peters, Daniel C Malone
BACKGROUND: Payers are faced with making coverage and reimbursement decisions based on the best available evidence. Often these decisions apply to patient populations, provider networks, and care settings not typically studied in clinical trials. Treatment effectiveness evidence is increasingly available from electronic health records, registries, and administrative claims. However, little is known about when and what types of real-world evidence (RWE) studies inform pharmacy and therapeutic (P&T) committee decisions...
June 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529898/preclinical-rationale-for-combining-radiation-therapy-and-immunotherapy-beyond-checkpoint-inhibitors-i-e-cart
#13
REVIEW
James P Flynn, Mark H O'Hara, Saumil J Gandhi
An increasing appreciation for the role of the immune system in targeting cancer cells over the last decade has led to the development of several immunomodulatory agents aimed at enhancing the systemic antitumor immune response. One such method is the use of T cells that are genetically engineered to express chimeric antigen receptors (CARs). The remarkable success of this approach in advanced hematologic malignancies has garnered much enthusiasm for using this novel tool in treating other cancers. However, multiple challenges have hampered the application of this therapy to a broader set of solid tumors, most notably lung cancer...
April 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529195/rapid-web-based-platform-for-assessment-of-orthopedic-surgery-patient-care-milestones-a-2-year-validation
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Kenneth R Gundle, Dayne T Mickelson, Arien Cherones, Jason Black, Doug P Hanel
OBJECTIVE: To determine the validity, feasibility, and responsiveness of a new web-based platform for rapid milestone-based evaluations of orthopedic surgery residents. SETTING: Single academic medical center, including a trauma center and pediatrics tertiary hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Forty residents (PG1-5) in an orthopedic residency program and their faculty evaluators. METHODS: Residents and faculty were trained and supported in the use of a novel trainee-initiated web-based evaluation system...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529110/the-double-cup-construct-a-novel-treatment-strategy-for-the-management-of-paprosky-iiia-and-iiib-acetabular-defects
#15
Jonathan E Webb, Robert J McGill, Brian T Palumbo, Wayne E Moschetti, Daniel M Estok
BACKGROUND: Treatment of massive acetabular bone loss in revision total hip arthroplasty is complex, and various treatment strategies have been described. We describe a novel technique of using a Trabecular Metal Revision Shell as a buttress augment creating a "double-cup" construct rather than the use of custom triflanges or cup-cage constructs for Paprosky types IIIA and IIIB acetabular defects. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 20 double-cup cases at a mean of 2...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528370/systematic-radiographic-evaluation-of-three-potential-implantation-sites-for-a-semi-implantable-bone-conduction-device-in-52-patients-after-previous-mastoid-surgery
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Bernhard G Weiss, Mattis Bertlich, Rebecka Scheele, Martin Canis, Mark Jakob, Jan M Sohns, Friedrich Ihler
The aim of this study was the evaluation of three localizations for the implantation of a semi-implantable transcutaneous bone conduction device after previous mastoid surgery. This is a retrospective review of electronic datasets of cranial computed tomography studies. The study setting is one tertiary referral center and included 52 consecutive adult patients (60 temporal bones) with a history of mastoid surgery. The intervention was virtual placement of the device with a planning software within the remaining mastoid as well as dorsal of the sigmoid sinus and caudal of the transverse sinus (retrosigmoidal localization) and dorsocranial of the parietomastoid suture and cranial of the transverse sinus (parietal localization)...
May 20, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527965/perfusion-index-an-indicator-of-success-during-endoscopic-thoracic-sympathectomy-for-hyperhidrosis
#17
Eric I-Hun Jeng, Nikolaus Gravenstein, Charles T Klodell
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) is indicated for refractory hyperhidrosis. The pulse oximetry-derived perfusion index (PI) quantifies pulsatile blood flow at the oximeter. Thoracic sympathectomy increases blood flow; thus we postulate it will reliably increase PI. We evaluated the ipsilateral finger PI as a predictor of successful sympathectomy during ETS. METHODS: After institutional review board approval and informed consent, 100 adult patients undergoing bilateral ETS were studied...
May 17, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527963/clinical-significance-of-spontaneous-pneumomediastinum
#18
Brittany A Potz, Linda H Chao, Thomas T Ng, Ikenna C Okereke
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) is classified as free air in the mediastinum in the absence of any precipitating cause. It is relatively uncommon, and the clinical significance and risk associated with SPM is not well understood and has not been widely documented in the literature. Our goals were to determine the outcomes of patients who presented with SPM and to determine predictors of severe pathology associated with SPM. METHODS: From 2004 through 2013, a retrospective review was conducted of patients who presented with SPM to our institution...
May 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527884/adjuvant-medications-that-improve-survival-after-locoregional-therapy
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F Edward Boas, Etay Ziv, Hooman Yarmohammadi, Karen T Brown, Joseph P Erinjeri, Constantinos T Sofocleous, James J Harding, Stephen B Solomon
PURPOSE: To determine if outpatient medications taken at the time of liver tumor embolization or ablation affect survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was done of 2,032 liver tumor embolization, radioembolization, and ablation procedures performed in 1,092 patients from June 2009 to April 2016. Pathology, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) stage (American Joint Committee on Cancer), neuroendocrine tumor (NET) grade, initial locoregional therapy, overall survival after initial locoregional therapy, Child-Pugh score, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status, Charlson Comorbidity Index, and outpatient medications taken at the time of locoregional therapy were analyzed for each patient...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527724/review-of-article-leeper-n-j-myers-j-zhou-m-nead-k-t-syed-a-kojima-y-%C3%A2-cooke-j-p-2013-exercise-capacity-is-the-strongest-predictor-of-mortality-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-journal-of-vascular-surgery-57-728-33
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Rebecca Brown
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June 2017: Journal of Vascular Nursing: Official Publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing
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