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Anna Mouzakiti, Constantinos Nastos, Dimitrios Vlachodimitropoulos, Constantinos Gennatas, Agathi Kondi-Pafiti, Dionisios Voros
PURPOSE: Colon cancer is one of the most common malignancies. Various prognostic markers have been proposed and individualized treatment strategies have been adapted according to tumor molecular and genetic characteristics. The purpose of the present study was to retrospectively analyze a possible association between the expression of COX- 2 and EGFR and clinical and histopathological factors of patients undergoing colon surgery in a Greek population. METHODS: Data from our department's prospectively collected database were retrieved for a total of 100 consecutive colectomies that were performed in our department...
January 2018: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
K Kalb, J van Schoonhoven, J Windolf, T Pillukat
BACKGROUND: There still is no standard therapy that predictably results in healing of avascular necrosis of the lunate bone. Nevertheless, there exists a wide spectrum of operative treatment options for different stages. OBJECTIVE: This article reviews the treatment options for necrosis of the lunate bone and proposes algorithms based on the age of the patient and condition of the lunate bone and the wrist. METHODS: Surgical treatment options for necrosis of the lunate bone can be divided into relieving or revascularization procedures and salvage procedures...
March 16, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
A-S Boureau, L de Decker
Cancer-screening programmes are public health action for a target population. It guarantees an equal access to screening throughout the country with a high level of quality for every person of the target population. Given the heterogeneity of older subjects and the variability of the expected benefits of cancer-screening programmes, this collective public health action may not have a collective benefit for the population. However, for older person with a life expectancy of five years or more, it would be possible to propose an individualized cancer-screening decision...
March 13, 2018: La Revue de Médecine Interne
Christian H Siebert, Roland Becker, Matthias Buchner, Jürgen Förster, Karl-Heinz Frosch, Andreas Losch, Philipp Niemeyer, Sven Scheffler
A meniscal injury should not automatically lead to surgery. Even in light of all the developments in arthroscopic surgery, non-operative management still has a place in the treatment algorithms for lesions around the knee. In this second publication of the German guidelines for meniscal surgery, the authors describe the various treatment possibilities, their indications and offer critical insight into the various therapeutic options. This will allow the patient and physician alike to make the proper individual decisions...
March 12, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
Qinghua Zhou, Yaguang Fan, Ying Wang, Youlin Qiao, Guiqi Wang, Yunchao Huang, Xinyun Wang, Ning Wu, Guozheng Zhang, Xiangpeng Zheng, Hong Bu, Yin Li, Sen Wei, Liang'an Chen, Chengping Hu, Yuankai Shi, Yan Sun
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in China. The results from a randomized controlled trial using annual low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) in specific high-risk groups demonstrated a 20% reduction in lung cancer mortality. The aim of tihs study is to establish the China National lung cancer screening guidelines for clinical practice. METHODS: The China lung cancer early detection and treatment expert group (CLCEDTEG) established the China National Lung Cancer Screening Guideline with multidisciplinary representation including 4 thoracic surgeons, 4 thoracic radiologists, 2 medical oncologists, 2 pulmonologists, 2 pathologist, and 2 epidemiologist...
February 20, 2018: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
Helen Convey, Janet Holt, Barbara Summers
AIMS: This study explored the feasibility of using Construal Level Theory to analyse proxy decision maker thinking about a hypothetical ethical dilemma, relating to a person who has dementia. BACKGROUND: Proxy decision makers make decisions on behalf of individuals who are living with dementia when dementia affects that individual's decision making ability. Ethical dilemmas arise because there is a need to balance the individual's past and contemporary values and views...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Bonnie J Baty
Growth of the profession of genetic counseling has gone hand-in-hand with professional development of individual genetic counselors. Genetic counseling has achieved most of the typical early milestones in the development of a profession. The profession is maturing at a time when the number of practitioners is predicted to vastly expand. The last two decades have seen a proliferation of genetic counselor roles and practice areas, and a distinct professional identity. It is likely that the next two decades will see an increase in educational paths, practice areas, and possibilities for professional advancement...
March 7, 2018: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics
Marc-Frederic Pastor, Tomas Smith, Mathias Wellmann
BACKGROUND: The treatment of glenohumeral arthritis represents a major challenge in highly active younger patients. In these patients, an endoprosthetic treatment often achieves only unsatisfactory results with a limited lifetime of the implant. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to identify joint-preserving therapies for glenohumeral arthritis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For this study, an extensive and selective literature search was performed...
March 5, 2018: Der Orthopäde
Julie P Burland, Jenny Toonstra, Jennifer L Werner, Carl G Mattacola, Dana M Howell, Jennifer S Howard
CONTEXT:   Return-to-sport criteria after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury are often based on "satisfactory" functional and patient-reported outcomes. However, an individual's decision to return to sport is likely multifactorial; psychological and physical readiness to return may not be synonymous. OBJECTIVE:   To determine the psychosocial factors that influence the decision to return to sport in athletes 1 year post-ACL reconstruction (ACLR)...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
Sagar Dugani, Jeffrey M Ames, JoAnn E Manson, Samia Mora
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The role of aspirin in secondary cardiovascular prevention is well understood; however, the role in primary prevention is less clear, and requires careful balancing of potential benefits with risks. Here, we summarize the evidence base on the benefits and risks of aspirin therapy, discuss clinical practice guidelines and decision support tools to assist in initiating aspirin therapy, and highlight ongoing trials that may clarify the role of aspirin in cardiovascular disease prevention...
February 21, 2018: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
Martina Radner, Annette Henry
We report about an infant who was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy type 1 (Werdnig-Hoffmann) at the age of 7 weeks. In a detailed discussion with the physicians the parents decided against mechanical ventilation in the event of either acute or chronical respiratory failure. During care at home all palliative actions were taken to optimize the quality of life for the child. The boy died at the age of 7 months at home. Whether continuous mechanical ventilation in a child with spinal muscular atrophy type 1 should be the individual decision of the parents or whether it should never be offered by the physicians is discussed controversially in the present medical literature...
February 15, 2018: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
Yen-Yuan Chen, Chia-Ming Li, Jyh-Chong Liang, Chin-Chung Tsai
BACKGROUND: The increasing utilization of the internet has provided a better opportunity for people to search online for health information, which was not easily available to them in the past. Studies reported that searching on the internet for health information may potentially influence an individual's decision making to change her health-seeking behaviors. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to (1) develop and validate 2 questionnaires to estimate the strategies of problem-solving in medicine and utilization of online health information, (2) determine the association between searching online for health information and utilization of online health information, and (3) determine the association between online medical help-seeking and utilization of online health information...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Jiannis Vlachogiannakos, George V Papatheodoridis
As current treatment options almost never achieve eradication of hepatitis B virus (HBV), the most realistic goal for HBV treatment is persistent inhibition of viral replication and ALT normalization. Thus, the decision to start treatment should be based on careful patient selection and individualized decisions. Treatment is generally indicated in chronic hepatitis B patients with HBV DNA >2000 IU/mL, elevated ALT and/or at least moderate histological lesions, while all patients with cirrhosis and detectable HBV DNA should be treated...
February 2018: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
Michio Murakami
Risk comparison is essential for effective societal and individual decision-making. After the Fukushima disaster, studies compared radiation and other disaster-related risks to determine the effective prioritizing of measures for response. Evaluating the value of risk comparison information can enable effective risk communication. In this review, the value of risk comparison after the Fukushima disaster for societal and individual decision-making is discussed while clarifying the concept of radiation risk assessment at low doses...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Radiation Research
J Hersch, J Jansen, K McCaffery
For decades, persuasive techniques have been used to communicate to women about breast cancer screening with the aim of maximizing screening uptake. However, more recently this has shifted to an approach which recognizes that it is important for women to be aware of harms, such as overdiagnosis, as well as benefits of breast screening. There is a lack of consensus in the literature around whether benefits clearly outweigh harms for population-based breast cancer screening. In light of this, the gold standard for communication about breast cancer screening is now to try and support informed decision-making - that is, to help women understand both the advantages and disadvantages of screening, allowing them to make individual decisions about their screening participation that reflect their informed preferences...
February 8, 2018: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
Andrew Brettin, Rosa Rossi-Goldthorpe, Kyle Weishaar, Igor V Erovenko
Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a severe infection with an extremely high fatality rate spread through direct contact with body fluids. A promising Ebola vaccine (rVSV-ZEBOV) may soon become universally available. We constructed a game-theoretic model of Ebola incorporating individual decisions to vaccinate. We found that if a population adopts selfishly optimal vaccination strategies, then the population vaccination coverage falls negligibly short of the herd immunity level. We concluded that eradication of Ebola is feasible if voluntary vaccination programmes are coupled with focused public education efforts...
January 2018: Royal Society Open Science
Jürgen Hörer, Emre Belli, Régine Roussin, Emanuel LeBret, Mohamed Ly, Jarrah Abdullah, Raffaella Marzullo, Martina Strbad, Julie Cleuziou, Jelena Pabst von Ohain, Rüdiger Lange
BACKGROUND: The Adult Congenital Heart Surgery (ACHS) score was derived from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database. The score was validated with data of 1,603 operations and reached a good predictive power. We sought to evaluate its predictive power on 1,654 operations performed in 2 European centers. METHODS: Data of all consecutive patients aged 18 years or more, who underwent surgery for congenital heart disease between 2004 and 2013 at Center 1 (n=830), and between 2005 and 2016 at Center 2 (n=824), were collected...
February 1, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Mahesh K Vidula, Eric A Secemsky, Robert W Yeh
Determining the optimal duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) following percutaneous coronary intervention is a complex decision. Randomized controlled trials have shown that while shorter durations of DAPT may lower the risk of bleeding, longer durations of DAPT can reduce the risk of late stent thrombosis and ischemia-related events. In this review article, we will discuss the current guidelines, review contemporary trial data that have evaluated short and extended durations of DAPT, and address common clinical questions...
February 1, 2018: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
Jillian Dorrian, Steven Hursh, Lauren Waggoner, Crystal Grant, Maja Pajcin, Charlotte Gupta, Alison Coates, David Kennaway, Gary Wittert, Leonie Heilbronn, Chris Della Vedova, Siobhan Banks
Technology-supported methods for sleep recording are becoming increasingly affordable. Sleep history feedback may help with fatigue-related decision making - Should I drive? Am I fit for work? This study examines a "sleep tank" model (SleepTank™), which is analogous to the fuel tank in a car, refilled by sleep, and depleted during wake. Required inputs are sleep period time and sleep efficiency (provided by many consumer-grade actigraphs). Outputs include suggested hours remaining to "get sleep" and percentage remaining in tank (Tank%)...
February 2, 2018: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
Mitchell H Rosner, Gaetano La Manna, Claudio Ronco
The aging kidney is more susceptible to injury. Thus, it is not surprising that acute kidney injury (AKI) is a disorder with a relative high incidence in the elderly population, especially those with critical illness. Given the comorbid conditions common in the geriatric population as well as the increase in exposure to various nephrotoxic insults, it is likely that the incidence of AKI will grow in the coming decades. Thus, it is critical to gain an understanding of the cellular and molecular pathways operative in increasing the susceptibility to AKI with an aim to design therapies that will mitigate the risk of AKI...
2018: Contributions to Nephrology
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