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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227142/assessing-the-population-representativeness-of-colorectal-cancer-treatment-clinical-trials
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Zhe He, Zhiwei Chen, Thomas J George, Gloria Lipori, Jiang Bian, Zhe He, Zhiwei Chen, Thomas J George, Gloria Lipori, Bian, Zhiwei Chen, Zhe He, Thomas J George, Gloria Lipori
The generalizability (external validity) of clinical trials has long been a concern for both clinical research community as well as the general public. Results of trials that do not represent the target population may not be applicable to the broader patient population. In this study, we used a previously published metric Generalizability Index for Study Traits (GIST) to assess the population representativeness of colorectal cancer (CRC) treatment trials. Our analysis showed that the quantitative eligibility criteria of CRC trials are in general not restrictive...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225444/third-line-salvage-chemotherapy-for-recurrent-carcinoma-of-the-cervix-is-associated-with-minimal-response-rate-and-high-toxicity
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Dustin B Manders, Siobhan M Kehoe, David S Miller, Jayanthi S Lea, Debra L Richardson
BACKGROUND: Metastatic and recurrent cervical cancer is rarely a curable disease. Systemic chemotherapy is typically recommended for treatment based on clinical trials in the first-line or second-line setting. Rare patients who progress through 2 salvage regimens will have the performance status, medical ability, and desire to continue cytotoxic therapy. For these patients, there are no data to provide effective counseling regarding expected response rates (RRs) and toxicities. We sought to review our experience with this patient population...
February 20, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224943/medicare-telehealth-services-and-nephrology-policies-for-eligibility-and-payment
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Stephanie Frilling
The criteria for Medicare payment of telehealth nephrology services, and all other Medicare telehealth services, are set forth in section 1834(m) of the Social Security Act. There are just over 80 professional physician or practitioner services that may be furnished via telehealth and paid under Medicare Part B, when an interactive audio and video telecommunication system that permits real-time communication between a beneficiary at the originating site and the physician or practitioner at the distant site substitutes for an in-person encounter...
January 2017: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224238/a-non-randomized-confirmatory-trial-of-an-expanded-indication-for-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-for-intestinal-type-gastric-cancer-ct1a-the-japan-clinical-oncology-group-study-jcog0607
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Noriaki Hasuike, Hiroyuki Ono, Narikazu Boku, Junki Mizusawa, Kohei Takizawa, Haruhiko Fukuda, Ichiro Oda, Hisashi Doyama, Kazuhiro Kaneko, Shinichiro Hori, Hiroyasu Iishi, Yukinori Kurokawa, Manabu Muto
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic resection has been limited to intestinal-type gastric cancer (cT1a) with a low risk of lymph node metastasis (T1a ≤2 cm, without ulcers). This single-arm confirmatory trial evaluated the efficacy and safety of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for >2 cm ulcer-negative and ≤3 cm ulcer-positive intestinal-type gastric cancer (cT1a). METHODS: The eligibility criteria included endoscopically diagnosed cT1a, a single primary intestinal-type gastric adenocarcinoma, an ulcer-negative lesion of any size or a ≤3 cm ulcer-positive lesion, cN0M0, and no prior treatment...
February 21, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223731/risk-of-alcohol-use-relapse-after-liver-transplantation-for-alcoholic-liver-disease
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Yasuharu Onishi, Hiroyuki Kimura, Tomohide Hori, Shinichi Kishi, Hideya Kamei, Nobuhiko Kurata, Chisato Tsuboi, Naoko Yamaguchi, Mayu Takahashi, Saki Sunada, Mitsuaki Hirano, Hiroshige Fujishiro, Takashi Okada, Masatoshi Ishigami, Hidemi Goto, Norio Ozaki, Yasuhiro Ogura
AIM: To investigate factors, including psychosocial factors, associated with alcoholic use relapse after liver transplantation (LT) for alcoholic liver disease (ALD). METHODS: The clinical records of 102 patients with ALD who were referred to Nagoya University Hospital for LT between May 2003 and March 2015 were retrospectively evaluated. History of alcohol intake was obtained from their clinical records and scored according to the High-Risk Alcoholism Relapse scale, which includes duration of heavy drinking, types and amount of alcohol usually consumed, and previous inpatient treatment history for alcoholism...
February 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223373/nicu-based-interventions-to-reduce-maternal-depressive-and-anxiety-symptoms-a-meta-analysis
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Tamar Mendelson, Fallon Cluxton-Keller, Genevieve C Vullo, S Darius Tandon, Sassan Noazin
CONTEXT: Parents whose infants are being treated in the NICU are at high risk for depression and anxiety, with negative implications for parenting and infant development. OBJECTIVE: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of NICU-based interventions to reduce maternal depressive or anxiety symptoms. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Embase, PsychInfo, Cochrane, and CINAHL were searched for relevant studies. Reference lists from selected studies were reviewed...
February 21, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222946/is-the-intake-of-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-dental-implant-failure
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B R Chrcanovic, J Kisch, T Albrektsson, A Wennerberg
The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the association between the intake of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and the risk of dental implant failure. Patients were included if they were taking SSRIs only and no other medication, did not present any other systemic condition or compromising habits (bruxism, smoking, snuff), and complied with the use of prophylactic antibiotics for implant surgery. The multivariate generalized estimating equation (GEE) method and multilevel mixed-effects parametric survival analysis were used to test the association between SSRI exposure (predictor variable) and the risk of implant failure (outcome variable), adjusting for several potential confounders (other variables)...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222083/patients-experiences-with-multiple-myeloma-a-meta-aggregation-of-qualitative-studies
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Brynja Hauksdóttir, Marianne E Klinke, Sigríður Gunnarsdóttir, Kristín Björnsdóttir
PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION: To systematically review qualitative evidence regarding patients' experiences of living with multiple myeloma. The main objective was to gain structured understanding of this experience, which is a prerequisite for advancing nursing care and ensuring it is effective.
. LITERATURE SEARCH: Qualitative research articles from January 2005 to March 2016 were located in CINAHL®, PubMed, and Scopus. Supplementary resources were found by scrutinizing reference lists and performing citation tracking...
March 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222072/discrepancies-in-central-review-re-testing-of-patients-with-er-positive-and-her2-negative-breast-cancer-in-the-optima-prelim-randomised-clinical-trial
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S E Pinder, A F Campbell, J M S Bartlett, A Marshall, D Allen, M Falzon, J A Dunn, A Makris, L Hughes-Davies, R C Stein
BACKGROUND: There is limited data on results of central re-testing of samples from patients with invasive breast cancer categorised in their local hospital laboratories as oestrogen receptor (ER) positive and human epidermal growth factor receptor homologue 2 (HER2) negative. METHODS: The Optimal Personalised Treatment of early breast cancer usIng Multiparameter Analysis preliminary study (OPTIMA prelim) was the feasibility phase of a randomised controlled trial to validate the use of multiparameter assay-directed chemotherapy decisions in the UK National Health Service (NHS)...
February 21, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221866/hormonal-maintenance-therapy-for-women-with-low-grade-serous-cancer-of-the-ovary-or-peritoneum
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David M Gershenson, Diane C Bodurka, Robert L Coleman, Karen H Lu, Anais Malpica, Charlotte C Sun
Purpose The purpose of this study was to examine outcomes associated with hormonal maintenance therapy (HMT) compared with routine observation (OBS) after primary cytoreductive surgery and platinum-based chemotherapy in women with stage II to IV low-grade serous carcinoma of the ovary or peritoneum. Patients and Methods Eligibility criteria for patients from our database were: treatment with primary surgery followed by platinum-based chemotherapy, stage II to IV disease, at least 2 years of follow-up for patients who had not experienced recurrence, and adequate clinical information...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220964/effects-of-mind-body-interventions-on-depressive-symptoms-among-older-chinese-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ai Bo, Weiyu Mao, Michael A Lindsey
OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of mind-body interventions in depressive symptoms treatment among older Chinese adults (>60 years of age). METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, PsycINFO (Ovid), Embase (Ovid), CINAHL, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wanfang Data, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database, and Chongqing VIP for eligible studies until September 2016. We reviewed randomized controlled trials investigating the efficacy of mind-body interventions for depressive symptoms among Chinese older adults...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220473/risk-of-stroke-after-bereavement-a-systematic-literature-review
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F S Aalbaek, S Graff, M Vestergaard
Several studies have suggested that psychological stress may increase the risk of stroke. However, this link remains a controversial issue because of conflicting findings. Bereavement, the loss of a close relative, is considered a severely stressful life event. Increased risk of stroke could thus be expected after bereavement if stress plays a causal role. We aimed to evaluate the association between bereavement and stroke by performing a systematic review of the existing literature. The literature search was conducted according to the PRISMA guidelines for systematic reviews...
February 20, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220472/renal-denervation-for-resistant-hypertension
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REVIEW
Giuseppe Coppolino, Anna Pisano, Laura Rivoli, Davide Bolignano
BACKGROUND: Resistant hypertension is highly prevalent among the general hypertensive population and the clinical management of this condition remains problematic. Different approaches, including a more intensified antihypertensive therapy, lifestyle modifications, or both, have largely failed to improve patients' outcomes and to reduce cardiovascular and renal risk. As renal sympathetic hyperactivity is a major driver of resistant hypertension, renal sympathetic ablation (renal denervation) has been recently proposed as a possible therapeutic alternative to treat this condition...
February 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219694/lenalidomide-maintenance-in-patients-with-relapsed-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-who-are-not-eligible-for-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-an-open-label-single-arm-multicentre-phase-2-trial
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Andrés J M Ferreri, Marianna Sassone, Francesco Zaja, Alessandro Re, Michele Spina, Alice Di Rocco, Alberto Fabbri, Caterina Stelitano, Maurizio Frezzato, Chiara Rusconi, Renato Zambello, Suzana Couto, Yan Ren, Annalisa Arcari, Giovanni Bertoldero, Alessandro Nonis, Lydia Scarfò, Teresa Calimeri, Caterina Cecchetti, Marianna Chiozzotto, Silvia Govi, Maurilio Ponzoni
BACKGROUND: Patients with relapsed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) not eligible for autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) or having relapse after ASCT have a low likelihood of cure. Single-drug maintenance after salvage therapy might be an attractive strategy to prolong survival in these patients. Lenalidomide is a suitable candidate for long-lasting maintenance as it is an oral drug, active against DLBCL that can be taken for years with an acceptable toxicity profile. We designed a study to investigate safety and efficacy of lenalidomide maintenance in patients with chemosensitive relapse of DLBCL not eligible for ASCT or having relapse after ASCT...
February 16, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219692/prevention-of-thromboembolic-complications-in-patients-with-superficial-vein-thrombosis-given-rivaroxaban-or-fondaparinux-the-open-label-randomised-non-inferiority-surprise-phase-3b-trial
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Jan Beyer-Westendorf, Sebastian M Schellong, Horst Gerlach, Eberhard Rabe, Jeffrey I Weitz, Katja Jersemann, Kurtulus Sahin, Rupert Bauersachs
BACKGROUND: Superficial-vein thrombosis can lead to deep-vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Rivaroxaban, an oral factor Xa inhibitor, might simplify treatment compared with fondaparinux because it does not require daily subcutaneous injection and is cheaper. We compared efficacy outcomes in patients with superficial-vein thrombosis and additional risk factors given either rivaroxaban or fondaparinux to assess whether rivaroxaban is non-inferior to fondaparinux in the prevention of thromboembolic complications...
February 16, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219417/documenting-research-with-transgender-and-gender%C3%A2-diverse-people-protocol-for-an-evidence-map-and-thematic-analysis
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Zack Marshall, Vivian Welch, James Thomas, Fern Brunger, Michelle Swab, Ian Shemilt, Chris Kaposy
BACKGROUND: There is limited information about how transgender, gender diverse, and Two-Spirit (trans) people have been represented and studied by researchers. The objectives of this study are to (1) map and describe trans research in the social sciences, sciences, humanities, health, education, and business, (2) identify evidence gaps and opportunities for more responsible research with trans people, (3) assess the use of text mining for study identification, and (4) increase access to trans research for key stakeholders through the creation of a web-based evidence map...
February 20, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219406/definitive-salvage-radiation-therapy-and-chemoradiation-therapy-for-lymph-node-oligo-recurrence-of-esophageal-cancer-a-japanese-multi-institutional-study-of-237-patients
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Hideomi Yamashita, Keiichi Jingu, Yuzuru Niibe, Kuniaki Katsui, Toshihiko Matsumoto, Tomohiro Nishina, Atsuro Terahara
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated the treatment results of lymph node (LN) oligo-recurrence in esophageal cancer patients treated with salvage radiotherapy (RT) in a multi-institutional retrospective study. METHODS: Eligibility criteria for this retrospective analysis were: the primary lesion of esophageal cancer was controlled; from one to five LN recurrences; total RT dose ≥45 Gy to exclude palliative RT; without recurrence other than LN; and salvage RT for LN recurrence was given between January 2000 and April 2015...
February 20, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219071/is-periodontal-disease-associated-with-alzheimer-s-disease-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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Yago Leira, Clara Domínguez, Juan Seoane, Juan Seoane-Romero, Juan Manuel Pías-Peleteiro, Bahi Takkouche, Juan Blanco, José Manuel Aldrey
BACKGROUND: In the last decade, several observational studies have suggested that there exists an association between periodontal disease (PD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). The aim of this systematic review was to investigate whether or not this link exists. SUMMARY: The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis guideline for systematic review was used and registered at PROSPERO (CRD42016035377). The search strategy included using electronic databases and by hand searching articles published up to January 2016...
February 21, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219023/phase-ii-trials-in-osteosarcoma-recurrences-a-systematic-review-of-past-experience
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REVIEW
Natacha Omer, Marie-Cécile Le Deley, Sophie Piperno-Neumann, Perrine Marec-Berard, Antoine Italiano, Nadège Corradini, Carine Bellera, Laurence Brugières, Nathalie Gaspar
BACKGROUND: The most appropriate design of Phase-II trials evaluating new therapies in osteosarcoma remains poorly defined. OBJECTIVE: To study consistency in phase-II clinical trials evaluating new therapies for osteosarcoma recurrences with respect to eligibility criteria, response assessment, end-points, statistical design and reported results. METHODS: Systematic review of clinical trials registered on clinicaltrials.gov, clinicaltrialsregister...
February 17, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217724/quality-of-life-among-female-cancer-survivors-in-africa-an-integrative-literature-review
#20
REVIEW
Rhoda Suubi Muliira, Anna Santos Salas, Beverley O'Brien
Quality of life (QOL) has been studied extensively among cancer populations in high income countries where cancer care resources are available to many. Little is known concerning the QOL of cancer groups residing in Africa where resources can be scarce. The integrative review of the literature explored and critically examined studies that had addressed QOL in female cancer survivors in Africa. The extent to which QOL studies incorporated a cultural perspective was also examined. Research studies published between 2005 and 2015 were retrieved from five databases: CINAHL, MEDLINE, SCOPUS, ProQuest dissertations and Theses full text, and GlobalHealth...
January 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
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