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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642820/intratumorally-injected-pro-inflammatory-allogeneic-dendritic-cells-as-immune-enhancers-a-first-in-human-study-in-unfavourable-risk-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Anna Laurell, Maria Lönnemark, Einar Brekkan, Anders Magnusson, Anna Tolf, Anna Carin Wallgren, Bengt Andersson, Lars Adamson, Rolf Kiessling, Alex Karlsson-Parra
BACKGROUND: Accumulating pre-clinical data indicate that the efficient induction of antigen-specific cytotoxic CD8+ T cells characterizing viral infections is caused by cross-priming where initially infected DCs produce an unique set of inflammatory factors that recruit and activate non-infected bystander DCs. Our DC-based immunotherapy concept is guided by such bystander view and accordingly, we have developed a cellular adjuvant consisting of pre-activated allogeneic DCs producing high levels of DC-recruiting and DC-activating factors...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638747/health-care-disparities-among-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-youth-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Hudaisa Hafeez, Muhammad Zeshan, Muhammad A Tahir, Nusrat Jahan, Sadiq Naveed
About 3.5% Americans identify themselves as lesbian, gay, or bisexual while 0.3% identify themselves as transgender. The LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community belongs to almost every race, ethnicity, religion, age, and socioeconomic group. The LGBT youth are at a higher risk for substance use, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), cancers, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, bullying, isolation, rejection, anxiety, depression, and suicide as compared to the general population. LGBT youth receive poor quality of care due to stigma, lack of healthcare providers' awareness, and insensitivity to the unique needs of this community...
April 20, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634629/medical-malpractice-claims-in-laparoscopic-gynecologic-surgery-a-dutch-overview-of-20-years
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Evelien M Sandberg, Esmée M Bordewijk, Désirée Klemann, Sara R C Driessen, Andries R H Twijnstra, Frank Willem Jansen
BACKGROUND: The success of newly introduced surgical techniques is generally primarily assessed by surgical outcome measures. However, data on medical liability should concomitantly be used to evaluate provided care as they give a unique insight into substandard care from patient's point of view. The aim of this study was to analyze the number and type of medical claims after laparoscopic gynecologic procedures since the introduction of advanced laparoscopy two decades ago. Secondly, our objective was to identify trends and/or risk factors associated with these claims...
June 20, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627403/accepting-hearts-from-hepatitis-c-positive-donor-can-we-expand-the-donor-pool
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Jonathan Grinstein, Laura M Lourenco, Helen S Te, John F Renz, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Nir Uriel
BACKGROUND: Until recently, transplantation from hepatitis C positive donors was relatively contraindicated as eradication of active hepatitis C previously required an interferon-based regimen which has been associated with rejection in solid organ transplantation. New interferon-free treatment regimens for hepatitis C have fewer adverse events and higher cure rates than interferon-based regimens. Interferon-free regimens have been shown to be safe in the liver transplantation literature but little is known about the safety and efficacy of treatment in heart transplantation...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616343/debranching-aortic-surgery
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Manuel Alonso Pérez, José Manuel Llaneza Coto, José Antonio Del Castro Madrazo, Carlota Fernández Prendes, Mario González Gay, Amer Zanabili Al-Sibbai
Conventional open surgery still remains as the gold standard of care for aortic arch and thoracoabdominal pathology. In centers of excellence, open repair of the arch has been performed with 5% immediate mortality and a low rate of complications; however overall mortality rates are around 15%, being up to 40% of all patients rejected for treatment due to their age or comorbidities. For thoracoabdominal aortic pathology, data reported from centers of excellence show immediate mortality rates from 5% to 19%, spinal cord ischemia from 2...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606879/can-immunosuppression-be-stopped-after-liver-transplantation
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REVIEW
Pierre-Alain Clavien, Xavier Muller, Michelle L de Oliveira, Philipp Dutkowski, Alberto Sanchez-Fueyo
Liver transplantation has improved dramatically over the past three decades, mainly as a result of advances in surgical techniques and management of post-transplant complications. The focus has now turned towards rescuing additional organs in the face of scarce organ supply, or prevention of long-term toxicity associated with immunosuppression. The liver appears to be privileged in terms of immune tolerance, with a low incidence of antibody-mediated rejection, which is in sharp contrast to other solid organ transplants, such as kidney, lung, and heart transplants...
July 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590153/is-it-acceptable-to-video-record-palliative-care-consultations-for-research-and-training-purposes-a-qualitative-interview-study-exploring-the-views-of-hospice-patients-carers-and-clinical-staff
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Marco Pino, Ruth Parry, Luke Feathers, Christina Faull
BACKGROUND: Research using video recordings can advance understanding of healthcare communication and improve care, but making and using video recordings carries risks. AIM: To explore views of hospice patients, carers and clinical staff about whether videoing patient-doctor consultations is acceptable for research and training purposes. DESIGN: We used semi-structured group and individual interviews to gather hospice patients, carers and clinical staff views...
February 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589389/-safety-and-efficacy-of-off-label-use-of-biologic-therapies-in-patients-with-inflammatory-rheumatic-diseases-refractory-to-standard-of-care-therapy-data-from-a%C3%A2-nationwide-german-registry-graid2
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F Proft, H Schulze-Koops, M Grunke, E Schrezenmeier, F Halleck, J Henes, L Unger, E Schmidt, C Fiehn, A Jacobi, C Iking-Konert, C Kneitz, R E Schmidt, B Bannert, R E Voll, R Fischer-Betz, I Kötter, H P Tony, J Holle, M Aringer, A Erler, F Behrens, G R Burmester, T Dörner
BACKGROUND: The German Registry of Autoimmune Diseases 2 (GRAID2) is a retrospective, non-interventional, multicenter registry study collecting data from patients with inflammatory, mainly rheumatic diseases refractory to standard of care therapy and treated with an off-label biologic therapy. The retrospective documentation comprised case history, diagnosis, course of disease (including safety and global efficacy). The objective was to evaluate the global clinical outcome and safety of off-label biologic therapy in clinical practice...
June 6, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583575/long-term-clinical-outcomes-of-kidney-re-transplantation
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S M Yeo, Y Kim, S S Kang, W Y Park, K Jin, S B Park, U J Park, H T Kim, W H Cho, S Han
BACKGROUND: Kidney re-transplantation is commonly considered to have a higher immunological risk than first kidney transplantation. Because of the organ shortage and increasing waiting lists, long-term outcomes of kidney re-transplantation are being studied. However, reports of re-transplantation outcomes are not common. We have reported our 30 years of experience with second kidney transplantations. METHODS: Of 1210 kidney transplantations between November 1982 and August 2016 performed in our hospital, 105 were second kidney transplantations (2nd KT)...
June 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583522/effect-of-changes-in-body-mass-index-on-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
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K Y Kim, J-H Cho, H-Y Jung, J-Y Choi, S-H Park, C-D Kim, Y-L Kim, H Ro, S Lee, S-Y Han, C W Jung, J B Park, M S Kim, J Yang, C Ahn
BACKGROUND: A higher body mass index (BMI) before kidney transplantation (KT) is associated with increased mortality and allograft loss in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs). However, the effect of changes in BMI after KT on these outcomes remains uncertain. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of baseline BMI and changes in BMI on clinical outcomes in KTRs. METHODS: A total of 869 KTRs were enrolled from a multicenter observational cohort study from 2012 to 2015...
June 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582321/cytomegalovirus-in-liver-transplant-recipients
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David Herman, Hyosun Han
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common opportunistic infection following solid-organ transplant and remains a cause of life-threatening disease and allograft rejection in liver transplant recipients. The purpose of this review is to highlight the current strategies in diagnosis and management of this disease in this vulnerable population. RECENT FINDINGS: Identification of high-risk individuals and aggressive treatment with antiviral agents, either via prophylaxis or by early initiation during active disease, has become the standard of care...
June 2, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581306/sandor-rado-american-psychoanalysis-and-the-question-of-bisexuality
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Matthew Tontonoz
The Hungarian-born physician and psychoanalyst Sandor Rado (1890-1972), who practiced for most of his career in the United States, played a central role in shaping American psychoanalysts' views toward homosexuality. Historians have pointed to Rado's rejection of Freud's notion of constitutional bisexuality as the key theoretical maneuver that both pathologized homosexuality and inspired an optimistic approach to its treatment. Yet scholarly analysis of the arguments that Rado made for his rejection of bisexuality is lacking...
June 5, 2017: History of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581202/switch-to-an-everolimus-facilitated-cyclosporine-a-sparing-immunosuppression-improves-glycemic-control-in-selected-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Florian Kälble, Jörg Seckinger, Matthias Schaier, Christian Morath, Vedat Schwenger, Martin Zeier, Claudia Sommerer
BACKGROUND: Mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors (mToRi) allow calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) sparing therapy in renal transplant recipients with possible beneficial effects on the long-term allograft function and cardiovascular risk. The influence of mToRi on glucose metabolism is still under discussion. METHODS: In a retrospective analysis, renal allograft recipients switched from a cyclosporine A (CsA) to an everolimus (EVR) based immunosuppression in the first year after transplantation were compared with patients on continued CsA treatment...
June 5, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576290/comparing-acceptance-and-rejection-in-the-classroom-interaction-of-students-who-stutter-and-their-peers-a-social-network-analysis
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Stefanie Adriaensens, Sara Van Waes, Elke Struyf
PURPOSE: Recent work has reported adverse effects of students' stuttering on their social and emotional functioning at school. Yet, few studies have provided an in-depth examination of classroom interaction of students who stutter (SWS). The current study uses a network perspective to compare acceptance and rejection in the classroom interaction between SWS and their peers in secondary education. METHODS: The sample comprised 22 SWS and 403 non-stuttering peers (22 classes) of secondary education in Flanders (Belgium)...
June 2017: Journal of Fluency Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575421/evidence-of-the-impact-of-the-truth-finishit-campaign
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Vallone Vallone, Cantrell Cantrell, Bennett Bennett, Smith Smith, Jessica Rath, Xiao Xiao, Greenberg Greenberg, Elizabeth C Hair
Introduction: Over the past decade, public education mass media campaigns have been shown to be successful in changing tobacco-related attitudes, intentions, and behaviors among youth and young adults. In 2014, the national truth® campaign re-launched a new phase of the campaign targeted at a broad audience of youth and young adults, aged 15-21, to help end the tobacco epidemic. Methods: The study sample for this analysis is drawn from the Truth Longitudinal Cohort (TLC), a probability-based, nationally representative cohort designed to evaluate the relationship between awareness of truth media messages and changes in targeted attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors over time...
June 2, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574686/the-fmla-and-psychological-support-courts-care-about-care-and-employers-should-too
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Katherine Stallings Bailey
The Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") recognizes an employee's right to take leave to care for a qualifying family member. In light of the Act's remedial nature, the intended scope of the care provision is broad, but its definitional details are sparse. As a result of the attendant interpretive discretion afforded to courts, the Seventh Circuit announced its rejection of the requirement-- first articulated by the Ninth Circuit--that care provided during travel be related to continuing medical treatment...
2017: Michigan Law Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573315/pediatric-renal-transplant-biopsy-with-ultrasound-guidance-the-core-essentials
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REVIEW
Aris Oates, Saveen Ahuja, Marsha M Lee, Andrew S Phelps, John D Mackenzie, Jesse L Courtier
This review provides a comprehensive and practical approach to pediatric percutaneous renal transplant biopsies, highlighting techniques and strategies to optimize adequate sample yield and ensure patient safety. In children with end-stage renal disease, transplantation is the preferred choice of therapy, providing for overall lower long-term morbidity and mortality compared with dialysis. In the ongoing management of renal transplant patients, core tissue sampling via a percutaneous renal biopsy remains the gold standard when transplant dysfunction is suspected...
June 1, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571481/blood-biomarkers-of-kidney-transplant-rejection-an-endless-search
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Lola Jacquemont, Jean-Paul Soulillou, Nicolas Degauque
The tailoring of immunosuppressive treatment is recognized as a promising strategy to improve long-term kidney graft outcome. To guide the standard care of transplant recipients, physicians need objective biomarkers that can identify an ongoing pathology with the graft or low intensity signals that will be later evolved to accelerated transplant rejection. The early identification of 'high-risk /low-risk' patients enables the adjustment of standard of caring, including managing the frequency of clinical visits and the immunosuppression dosing...
July 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562494/factors-affecting-the-development-and-sustainability-of-communities-of-practice-among-primary-care-physicians-in-hong-kong
#19
Man Kay Poon, Tai Pong Lam
INTRODUCTION: Primary care physicians (PCPs) maintain high standards of medical care by partaking in continuous learning. The learning model of communities of practice (COPs) is increasingly being used in the field of health care. This study explores the establishment and maintenance of COPs among PCPs in Hong Kong. METHODS: Sequential, semi-structured individual interview and focus group interview were conducted to explore the purposes for partaking in continuous learning, as well as barriers and facilitators for attendance among private nonspecialist PCPs in Hong Kong...
April 2017: Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559841/giant-orbital-melanoma-in-a-heroin-abuser
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Alena Furdova, Pavel Babal
PURPOSE: The aim of this report was to report a heroin abuser with nondiagnosed giant uveal melanoma infiltrating the orbit and prolapsing through the face. METHODS: We conducted a case report of the patient with giant melanoma. RESULTS: In March 2013, a 39-year-old male with bleeding from the right side of his face was taken to the Emergency Center of the University Hospital Bratislava by ambulance. The heroin abusing, homeless male who had never been treated before reported a 2-year history of a prolapsed, dark colored mass from his eye...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
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