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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721899/gaps-in-radiation-therapy-awareness-results-from-an-educational-multi-institutional-survey-of-us-internal-medicine-residents
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Narek Shaverdian, Sun Mi Yoo, Ryan Cook, Eric M Chang, Naomi Jiang, Ye Yuan, Kiri Sandler, Michael Steinberg, Percy Lee
PURPOSE: Internists and primary care providers play a growing role in cancer care. We therefore evaluated the awareness of radiation therapy in general and specifically the clinical utility of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) among current US internal medicine residents. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A web-based institutional review board-approved multi-institutional survey was distributed to US internal medicine residency programs...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721896/prognostic-importance-of-the-site-of-recurrence-in-patients-with-metastatic-recurrent-cervical-cancer
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Tae Hun Kim, Moon-Hong Kim, Beob-Jong Kim, Sang-Il Park, Sang-Young Ryu, Chul-Koo Cho
PURPOSE: The clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with metastatic recurrent cervical cancer remain poorly understood. The goals of the present study were to investigate the survival outcomes according to the recurrence site in a large cohort of cervical cancer patients. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Of 1322 patients with primary cervical cancer from 2000 to 2013, 205 with recurrence after primary or adjuvant postoperative radiation were enrolled retrospectively...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721889/clinical-outcomes-of-large-brain-metastases-treated-with-neurosurgical-resection-and-intraoperative-cesium-131-brachytherapy-results-of-a-prospective-trial
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A Gabriella Wernicke, Cole B Hirschfeld, Andrew W Smith, Shoshana Taube, Menachem Z Yondorf, Bhupesh Parashar, Lucy Nedialkova, Fridon Kulidzhanov, Samuel Trichter, Albert Sabbas, Rohan Ramakrishna, Susan Pannullo, Theodore H Schwartz
PURPOSE: Studies on adjuvant stereotactic radiosurgery to the cavity of resected brain metastases have suggested that larger tumors (>2.0 cm) have greater rates of recurrence and radionecrosis (RN). The present study assessed the effect of permanent low-dose (131)Cs brachytherapy on local control and RN in patients treated for large brain metastases. METHODS AND MATERIALS: After institutional review board approval, 42 patients with 46 metastases ≥2.0 cm in preoperative diameter were accrued to a prospective trial from 2010 to 2015...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721755/clinicaltrials-gov-stem-cells-and-pay-to-participate-clinical-studies
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Leigh Turner
Numerous US businesses that engage in direct-to-consumer advertising of stem cell interventions that are not US FDA-approved also recruit clients by listing 'pay-to-participate' studies listed on ClinicalTrials.gov . Individuals considering enrolling in such studies and NIH officials responsible for overseeing the database need to be aware that some businesses are using the registry to promote unapproved stem cell interventions that study subjects are charged to receive. Inclusion of such studies in ClinicalTrials...
July 19, 2017: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719778/medial-malleoli-fractures-clinical-comparison-between-newly-designed-sled-device-and-conventional-screws
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Hemil Maniar, Harish Kempegowda, Akhil A Tawari, Michael R Rutter, Amrut Borade, Gerard Cush, Daniel S Horwitz
BACKGROUND: The Trimed Medial Malleolar Sled is a newer device designed to treat medial malleolus fracture. The purpose of this study was to compare the outcome of medial malleolar fractures treated with the sled and conventional malleolar screws. METHODS: After obtaining an institutional review board approval, we conducted a retrospective study to identify all skeletally mature patients who sustained an ankle fracture with medial malleolar involvement treated with the sled and we identified a matched cohort treated with conventional malleolar screws...
August 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718304/the-role-of-surgery-in-low-grade-gliomas-do-timing-and-extent-of-resection-matter
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Hugues Duffau
Hugues Duffau is a Professor and Chairman of the Neurosurgery Department in the Montpellier University Medical Center and Head of the INSERM 1051 Team "plasticity of the central nervous system, human stem cells and glial tumors" at the Institute for Neurosciences of Montpellier (France). He is an expert in the awake cognitive neurosurgery of slow-growing brain tumors, such as low-grade gliomas, a routine which he has developed since 20 years. His fundamental approach is centered on the concepts of the brain connectomics and neuroplasticity, breaking with the traditional localizationist view of cerebral processing...
July 18, 2017: CNS Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717272/have-we-overcome-the-complications-of-laparoscopic-nephrectomy-a-prospective-cohort-study-using-the-modified-clavien-dindo-scale
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Tapan Agrawal, Rajeev Kumar, Prabhjot Singh, Ashish Saini, Amlesh Seth, Premnath Dogra
INTRODUCTION: Apart from the complexity of procedure and surgeon's experience, surgical complication rates depend on case definition and method of recording data. We prospectively evaluated the complications of laparoscopic nephrectomy (LN) in a current cohort of patients, graded on the modified Clavien-Dindo (CD) scale and compared them with historical cohorts. METHODS: In the Institutional Review Board approved protocol, all patients undergoing LN over a 30-month were enrolled in the study...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716389/biomedical-ethics-and-clinical-oversight-in-multisite-observational-neuroimaging-studies-with-children-and-adolescents-the-abcd-experience
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Duncan B Clark, Celia B Fisher, Susan Bookheimer, Sandra A Brown, John H Evans, Christian Hopfer, James Hudziak, Ivan Montoya, Margaret Murray, Adolf Pfefferbaum, Deborah Yurgelun-Todd
Observational neuroimaging studies with children and adolescents may identify neurological anomalies and other clinically relevant findings. Planning for the management of this information involves ethical considerations that may influence informed consent, confidentiality, and communication with participants about assessment results. Biomedical ethics principles include respect for autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice. Each project presents unique challenges. The Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development study (ABCD) collaborators have systematically developed recommendations with written guidelines for identifying and responding to potential risks that adhere to biomedical ethics principles...
June 28, 2017: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716296/clinical-and-radiologic-predictive-factors-of-rib-fractures-in-outpatients-with-chest-pain
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REVIEW
Liang Zhang, Colm J McMahon, Samir Shah, Jim S Wu, Ronald L Eisenberg, Justin W Kung
PURPOSE: To identify the clinical and radiologic predictive factors of rib fractures in stable adult outpatients presenting with chest pain and to determine the utility of dedicated rib radiographs in this population of patients. METHOD AND MATERIALS: Following Institutional Review Board approval, we performed a retrospective review of 339 consecutive cases in which a frontal chest radiograph and dedicated rib series had been obtained for chest pain in the outpatient setting...
May 30, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716214/early-68-ga-psma-pet-mri-acquisition-assessment-of-lesion-detectability-and-pet-metrics-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer-undergoing-same-day-late-pet-ct
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L Domachevsky, H Bernstine, N Goldberg, M Nidam, D Stern, J Sosna, D Groshar
AIM: To compare lesion detectability and positron-emission tomography (PET) metric measurements between early-PET/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) acquisition and same-day PET/computed tomography (CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was approved by the institutional review board and written informed consent was obtained from all patients. Twenty-one patients underwent non-time-of-flight (TOF) PET/MRI immediately following (68)GA-prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) tracer injection in two steps: firstly, early prostate PET/MRI (pPET/MRI) and early whole-body (WB) PET/MRI (wbPET/MR) followed by WB TOF PET/CT (wbPET/CT)...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715086/optimal-use-of-transient-elastography-and-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-to-stage-liver-fibrosis-in-hiv-hcv-coinfected-patients-in-clinical-practice
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Juan José López, Núria Pérez-Àlvarez, Raul V Rodríguez, Antoni Jou, Pere Carbonell, José A Jiménez, Laura Soldevila, Montserrat Tenesa, Jordi Tor, Bonaventura Clotet, Jordi Bechini, Cristina Tural
OBJECTIVES: Liver fibrosis (LF) is crucial for the individualized management of patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV). We evaluated the concordance between two noninvasive methods for staging LF, transient elastography (TE) and acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI), in patients coinfected with human immunodeficiency virus and HCV. We propose an algorithm for optimal use of both techniques in routine clinical practice. METHODS: A total of 89 human immunodeficiency virus/HCV-coinfected patients underwent TE and ARFI on the same day...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711469/targeting-weight-loss-interventions-to-reduce-cardiovascular-complications-of-type-2-diabetes-a-machine-learning-based-post-hoc-analysis-of-heterogeneous-treatment-effects-in-the-look-ahead-trial
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Aaron Baum, Joseph Scarpa, Emilie Bruzelius, Ronald Tamler, Sanjay Basu, James Faghmous
BACKGROUND: The Action for Health in Diabetes (Look AHEAD) trial investigated whether long-term cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality could be reduced through a weight loss intervention among people with type 2 diabetes. Despite finding no significant reduction in cardiovascular events on average, it is possible that some subpopulations might have derived benefit. In this post-hoc analysis, we test the hypothesis that the overall neutral average treatment effect in the trial masked important heterogeneous treatment effects (HTEs) from intensive weight loss interventions...
July 12, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711345/working-at-the-intersection-of-context-culture-and-technology-provider-perspectives-on-antimicrobial-stewardship-in-the-emergency-department-using-electronic-health-record-clinical-decision-support
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Phillip Chung, Jean Scandlyn, Peter S Dayan, Rakesh D Mistry
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic stewardship programs (ASPs) have not been fully developed for the emergency department (ED), in part the result of the barriers characteristic of this setting. Electronic health record-based clinical decision support (EHR CDS) represents a promising strategy to implement ASPs in the ED. We aimed to determine the cultural beliefs and structural barriers and facilitators to implementation of antimicrobial stewardship in the pediatric ED using EHR CDS. METHODS: Interviews and focus groups were conducted with hospital and ED leadership, attending ED physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and residents at a single health system in Colorado...
July 12, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710549/cervical-varicosities-may-predict-placenta-accreta-in-posterior-placenta-previa-a-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
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Hiroki Ishibashi, Morikazu Miyamoto, Hiroshi Shinnmoto, Wakana Murakami, Hiroaki Soyama, Masaya Nakatsuka, Takahiro Natsuyama, Masashi Yoshida, Masashi Takano, Kenichi Furuya
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to prenatally predict placenta accreta in posterior placenta previa using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of our hospital. We identified 81 patients with singleton pregnancy who had undergone cesarean section due to posterior placenta previa at our hospital between January 2012 and December 2016. We calculated the sensitivity and specificity of several well-known findings, and of cervical varicosities quantified using magnetic resonance imaging, in predicting placenta accreta in posterior placenta previa...
July 14, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710227/advancing-concussion-assessment-in-pediatrics-a-cap-a-prospective-concurrent-cohort-longitudinal-study-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-in-children-protocol-study
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Keith Owen Yeates, Miriam Beauchamp, William Craig, Quynh Doan, Roger Zemek, Bruce Bjornson, Jocelyn Gravel, Angelo Mikrogianakis, Bradley Goodyear, Nishard Abdeen, Christian Beaulieu, Mathieu Dehaes, Sylvain Deschenes, Ashley Harris, Catherine Lebel, Ryan Lamont, Tyler Williamson, Karen Maria Barlow, Francois Bernier, Brian L Brooks, Carolyn Emery, Stephen B Freedman, Kristina Kowalski, Kelly Mrklas, Lianne Tomfohr-Madsen, Kathryn J Schneider
INTRODUCTION: Paediatric mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a public health burden. Clinicians urgently need evidence-based guidance to manage mTBI, but gold standards for diagnosing and predicting the outcomes of mTBI are lacking. The objective of the Advancing Concussion Assessment in Pediatrics (A-CAP) study is to assess a broad pool of neurobiological and psychosocial markers to examine associations with postinjury outcomes in a large sample of children with either mTBI or orthopaedic injury (OI), with the goal of improving the diagnosis and prognostication of outcomes of paediatric mTBI...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710224/assessing-the-effectiveness-of-a-3-month-day-and-night-home-closed-loop-control-combined-with-pump-suspend-feature-compared-with-sensor-augmented-pump-therapy-in-youths-and-adults-with-suboptimally-controlled-type-1-diabetes-a-randomised-parallel-study-protocol
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Lia Bally, Hood Thabit, Martin Tauschmann, Janet M Allen, Sara Hartnell, Malgorzata E Wilinska, Jane Exall, Viki Huegel, Judy Sibayan, Sarah Borgman, Peiyao Cheng, Maxine Blackburn, Julia Lawton, Daniela Elleri, Lalantha Leelarathna, Carlo L Acerini, Fiona Campbell, Viral N Shah, Amy Criego, Mark L Evans, David B Dunger, Craig Kollman, Richard M Bergenstal, Roman Hovorka
INTRODUCTION: Despite therapeutic advances, many individuals with type 1 diabetes are unable to achieve tight glycaemic target without increasing the risk of hypoglycaemia. The objective of this study is to determine the effectiveness of a 3-month day-and-night home closed-loop glucose control combined with a pump suspend feature, compared with sensor-augmented insulin pump therapy in youths and adults with suboptimally controlled type 1 diabetes. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The study adopts an open-label, multi-centre, multi-national (UK and USA), randomised, single-period, parallel design and aims for 84 randomised patients...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710204/bio-plex-immunoassay-measuring-the-quantity-of-lysosomal-n-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfatase-protein-in-dried-blood-spots-for-the-screening-of-mucopolysaccharidosis-iva-in-newborn-a-pilot-study
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Chih-Kuang Chuang, Hsiang-Yu Lin, Tuan-Jen Wang, Sung-Fa Huang, Shuan-Pei Lin
OBJECTIVE: Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) IVA (Morquio syndrome A) is an autosomal-recessive lysosomal storage disorder caused by the deficiency of N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfatase (GALNS) resulting in excessive lysosomal storage of keratan sulfate. Treatments for MPS IVA have recently become available with optimal outcomes associated with early diagnosis and treatment which can be achieved by newborn screening. DESIGN: Newborn screening programme for MPS IVA pilot study...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709585/patients-come-from-populations-and-populations-contain-patients-a-two-stage-scientific-and-ethics-review-the-next-adaptation-for-single-institutional-review-boards
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David Knopman, Eli Alford, Kaitlin Tate, Mark Long, Ara S Khachaturian
INTRODUCTION: For nearly 50 years, institutional review boards (IRB) and independent ethics committees have featured local oversight as a core function of research ethics reviews. However growing complexity in Alzheimer's clinical research suggests current approaches to research volunteer safety is hampering development of new therapeutics. As a partial response to this challenge, the NIH has mandated that all NIH-funded multi-site studies will use a single Institutional Review Board...
July 11, 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708989/sex-specific-hip-osteoarthritis-associated-gait-abnormalities-alterations-in-dynamic-hip-abductor-function-differ-in-men-and-women
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Kharma C Foucher
BACKGROUND: Hip osteoarthritis results in abnormal gait mechanics, but it is not known whether abnormalities are the same in men and women. The hypothesis tested was that gait abnormalities are different in men and women with hip osteoarthritis vs. sex-specific asymptomatic groups. METHODS: 150 subjects with mild through severe radiographic hip osteoarthritis and 159 asymptomatic subjects were identified from an Institutional Review Board-approved motion analysis data repository...
July 4, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708462/heterogeneous-enhancement-patterns-of-tumor-adjacent-parenchyma-at-mr-imaging-are-associated-with-dysregulated-signaling-pathways-and-poor-survival-in-breast-cancer
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Jia Wu, Bailiang Li, Xiaoli Sun, Guohong Cao, Daniel L Rubin, Sandy Napel, Debra M Ikeda, Allison W Kurian, Ruijiang Li
Purpose To identify the molecular basis of quantitative imaging characteristics of tumor-adjacent parenchyma at dynamic contrast material-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and to evaluate their prognostic value in breast cancer. Materials and Methods In this institutional review board-approved, HIPAA-compliant study, 10 quantitative imaging features depicting tumor-adjacent parenchymal enhancement patterns were extracted and screened for prognostic features in a discovery cohort of 60 patients. By using data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), a radiogenomic map for the tumor-adjacent parenchymal tissue was created and molecular pathways associated with prognostic parenchymal imaging features were identified...
July 14, 2017: Radiology
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