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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777923/diagnosis-and-management-of-pulmonary-infection-due-to-rhodococcus-equi
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Weijie V Lin, Robert L Kruse, Katharine Yang, Daniel M Musher
BACKGROUND: Rhodococcus equi is a recognized cause of disease in humans, especially in patients who are immunocompromised. Because diphtheroids are regarded as part of normal respiratory flora, the importance of R. equi as a pulmonary pathogen may not be fully appreciated and its prevalence underestimated. Most treatment recommendations for R. equi infection were established before antiretroviral drugs became available for HIV/AIDS therapy, and therapeutic strategies may need to be updated...
May 16, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777881/single-incision-laparoscopic-versus-conventional-laparoscopic-right-colectomy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Boye Dong, Zuyang Luo, Jiabao Lu, Yang Yang, Yixian Song, Jie Cao, Wanglin Li
BACKGROUND: Single-incision laparoscopic surgery has gained widespread attention because of its potential benefits such as less skin incision and faster recovery. Up to now, only one meta-analysis (performed in 2013; including 9 studies, a total of 585 cases) compared single-incision laparoscopic right colectomy (SILRC) with conventional laparoscopic right colectomy (CLRC). An updated meta-analysis was undertaken to explore more convinced comparative findings between SILRC and CLRC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The search for studies that compared SILRC with CLRC was done on PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777823/updated-efficacy-analysis-including-secondary-population-results-for-oak-a-randomized-phase-iii-study-of-atezolizumab-vs-docetaxel-in-patients-with-previously-treated-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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L Fehrenbacher, J von Pawel, K Park, A Rittmeyer, D R Gandara, S Ponce Aix, J-Y Han, S M Gadgeel, T Hida, D L Cortinovis, M Cobo, D M Kowalski, F De Marinis, M Gandhi, B Danner, C Matheny, M Kowanetz, P He, F Felizzi, H Patel, A Sandler, M Ballinger, F Barlesi
INTRODUCTION: The efficacy and safety of atezolizumab vs docetaxel as second- or third-line treatment in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer in the primary (n=850; ITT850) and secondary (n=1225; ITT1225) efficacy populations of the randomized phase III OAK study at an updated data cutoff were assessed. METHODS: Patients received atezolizumab 1200mg or docetaxel 75mg/m2 intravenously every 3 weeks until loss of clinical benefit or disease progression, respectively...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777799/title-studies-on-drug-switchability-showed-heterogeneity-in-methodological-approaches-a-scoping-review
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Valeria Belleudi, Francesco Trotta, Simona Vecchi, Laura Amato, Antonio Addis, Marina Davoli
BACKGROUND: Several drugs share the same therapeutic indication, including those undergoing patent expiration. Concerns on the interchangeability are frequent in clinical practice, challenging the evaluation of switchability through observational research. AIM: To conduct a scoping review of observational studies on drug switchability to identify methodological strategies adopted to deal with bias and confounding. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, and Web of Science (updated 1/31/2017) to identify studies evaluating switchability in terms of effectiveness/safety outcomes or compliance...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777778/anterior-approach-in-humeral-plating-osteosynthesis
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Daniel Handy Eone, Prudence Christelle Danielle Ngono, Marie Josée Essi, Gaël Leckpa, Kennedy Olivier Muluem, Farikou Ibrahima, Maurice Aurélien Sosso
CONTEXT: Humeral plating osteosynthesis is controversial, particularly regarding the choice between anterior and lateral approach, data for which in the context of a low-income country are lacking. HYPOTHESIS: The anterior approach is an easy surgical technique, allowing good anatomic reconstruction. We hypothesize that the anterior approach is associated with fewer neurovascular lesions and functional sequelae than the lateral approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study with assessment update was carried out over a period of 6 years 4 months from January 2010 to June 2016, with consecutive recruitment in the city of Yaoundé, Cameroon...
May 16, 2018: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777584/neuropsychiatric-expression-and-catatonia-in-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome-an-overview-and-case-series
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Nancy J Butcher, Erik Boot, Anthony E Lang, Danielle Andrade, Jacob Vorstman, Donna McDonald-McGinn, Anne S Bassett
Individuals with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS) are at elevated risk of developing treatable psychiatric and neurological disorders, including anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, seizures, and movement disorders, often beginning in adolescence or early to mid-adulthood. Here, we provide an overview of neuropsychiatric features associated with 22q11.2DS in adulthood. Results of a new case series of 13 individuals with 22q11.2DS and catatonic features together with 5 previously reported cases support a potential association of this serious psychomotor phenotype with the 22q11...
May 19, 2018: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777560/the-effect-of-mobile-messaging-apps-on-cardiac-patient-knowledge-of-cad-risk-factors-and-adherence-to-a-healthy-lifestyle
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Yea Hung Tang, Mei Chan Chong, Yan Piaw Chua, Ping Lei Chui, Li Yoong Tang, Norsiah Rahmat
AIMS: This study aimed to determine the effect mobile messaging apps on coronary artery disease patient knowledge of and adherence to a healthy lifestyle. BACKGROUND: Due to the increasing incidence of coronary artery disease in recent years, interventions targeting coronary artery disease risk factors are urgent public priorities. The use of mobile technology in healthcare services and medical education is relatively new with promising future prospects. DESIGN: This study used a quasi-experimental design that included pre- and post-test for intervention and control groups...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777521/an-early-view-of-real-world-patient-response-to-sacubitril-valsartan-a-retrospective-study-of-patients-with-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Dana Drzayich Antol, Adrianne Waldman Casebeer, Richard W DeClue, Stephen Stemkowski, Patricia A Russo
INTRODUCTION: Sacubitril/valsartan has been established as an effective treatment for heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction based on clinical trial data; however, little is known about its use or impact in real-world practice. METHODS: This study included data from medical and pharmacy claims and medical records review for patients (n = 200) who initiated sacubitril/valsartan between August 2015 and March 2016 preceding issuance of American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA)/Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) focused update on new pharmacological therapy for HF (May 2016), which included recommendations for sacubitril/valsartan...
May 17, 2018: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777441/mucosal-ablation-in-patients-with-barrett-s-esophagus-fry-or-freeze
#9
REVIEW
Kavel Visrodia, Liam Zakko, Kenneth K Wang
The management of Barrett's esophagus and early esophageal adenocarcinoma has shifted away from esophagectomy and toward endoscopic techniques, including endoscopic resection and ablative therapies. The most commonly used ablative therapies are radiofrequency ablation and cryotherapy. Radiofrequency ablation has risen to the top of the management algorithm due to its favorable safety profile and established track record of efficacy in patients with dysplastic Barrett's. Cryotherapy offers early promise as an alternatively safe and effective ablative modality...
May 17, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777345/placenta-accreta-and-balloon-catheterization-the-experience-of-a-single-center-and-an-update-of-latest-evidence-of-literature
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Ferdinando Antonio Gulino, F Di Guardo, E Zambrotta, L M Di Gregorio, Andrea Miranda, Stella Capriglione, M A Palumbo
PURPOSE: We studied the efficacy of using pre-cesarean delivery (CD) temporary occlusion of internal iliac arteries with balloon catheters in case of placenta previa-accreta in terms of maternal and neonatal outcomes and to test accuracy of ultrasound (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for prenatal diagnosis. METHODS: From March 2014 to January 2018, women with an US and/or MRI diagnosis of placenta previa-accreta and a planned delivery were enrolled and divided into two groups: balloon catheterization group (women treated with preoperative catheters and CD) and control group (women candidates to elective CD)...
May 18, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777340/2017-update-of-the-turkish-league-against-rheumatism-tlar-evidence-based-recommendations-for-the-management-of-knee-osteoarthritis
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Tiraje Tuncer, Fatih Hasan Cay, Lale Altan, Gulcan Gurer, Cahit Kacar, Suheda Ozcakir, Sahap Atik, Figen Ayhan, Berrin Durmaz, Nurten Eskiyurt, Hakan Genc, Yesim GokceKutsal, Rezzan Gunaydin, Simin Hepguler, Sami Hizmetli, Taciser Kaya, Yesim Kurtais, Merih Saridogan, Dilsad Sindel, Serap Sutbeyaz, Omer Faruk Sendur, Hatice Ugurlu, Zeliha Unlu
In a Turkish League Against Rheumatism (TLAR) project, evidence-based recommendations for the management of knee osteoarthritis (OA) was developed for the first time in our country in 2012 (TLAR-2012). In accordance with developing medical knowledge and scientific evidence, recommendations were updated. The committee was composed of 22 physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists (4 have rheumatology subspeciality also) and an orthopaedic surgeon. Systematic literature search were applied on Pubmed, Embase, Cochrane and Turkish Medical Index for the dates between January the 1st 2012 and January the 29th of 2015...
May 17, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777324/a-dependable-massive-storage-service-for-medical-imaging
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Marco Antonio Núñez-Gaona, Ricardo Marcelín-Jiménez, Josefina Gutiérrez-Martínez, Heriberto Aguirre-Meneses, José Luis Gonzalez-Compean
We present the construction of Babel, a distributed storage system that meets stringent requirements on dependability, availability, and scalability. Together with Babel, we developed an application that uses our system to store medical images. Accordingly, we show the feasibility of our proposal to provide an alternative solution for massive scientific storage and describe the software architecture style that manages the DICOM images life cycle, utilizing Babel like a virtual local storage component for a picture archiving and communication system (PACS-Babel Interface)...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777145/testicular-sperm-is-superior-to-ejaculated-sperm-for-icsi-in-cryptozoospermia-an-update-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yi-No Kang, Ya-Wen Hsiao, Chien-Yu Chen, Chien-Chih Wu
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is well established and provides patients with severely impaired sperm quality with an opportunity to father a child. However, previous studies do not clearly indicate whether male with cryptozoospermia should use testicular sperm or ejaculated sperm for ICSI. The newest systematic review of this topic also gave a controversial conclusion that was based on incorrect pooling result. Moreover, two clinical studies published after the systematic review. In the present update systematic review and meta-analysis, a comprehensive citation search for relevant studies was performed using the Cochrane library databases, Embase, Ovid MEDLINE, PubMed, ScienceDirect, Scopus, and Web of Science up to September 2017...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776830/pharmacological-modulation-of-radiation-induced-oral-mucosal-complications
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S Bockel, A Vallard, A Lévy, S François, M Bourdis, C Le Gallic, D Riccobono, P Annede, M Drouet, Y Tao, P Blanchard, É Deutsch, N Magné, C Chargari
Radiation-induced mucositis is a common toxicity, especially in patients with head and neck cancers. Despite recent technological advances in radiation therapy, such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy, radiation-induced mucositis is still causing treatment disruptions, negatively affecting patients' long and short term quality of life, and impacting medical resources use with economic consequences. The objective of this article was to review the latest updates in the management of radiation-induced mucositis, with a focus on pharmaceutical strategies for the prevention or treatment of mucositis...
May 15, 2018: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776686/update-on-statin-drugs-for-lipid-disorders
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William Simonson
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May 15, 2018: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776671/guidelines-on-diabetic-eye-care-the-international-council-of-ophthalmology-recommendations-for-screening-follow-up-referral-and-treatment-based-on-resource-settings
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REVIEW
Tien Y Wong, Jennifer Sun, Ryo Kawasaki, Paisan Ruamviboonsuk, Neeru Gupta, Van Charles Lansingh, Mauricio Maia, Wanjiku Mathenge, Sunil Moreker, Maji M K Muqit, Serge Resnikoff, Juan Verdaguer, Peiquan Zhao, Frederick Ferris, Lloyd P Aiello, Hugh R Taylor
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a global epidemic and affects populations in both developing and developed countries, with differing health care and resource levels. Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a major complication of DM and a leading cause of vision loss in working middle-aged adults. Vision loss from DR can be prevented with broad-level public health strategies, but these need to be tailored to a country's and population's resource setting. Designing DR screening programs, with appropriate and timely referral to facilities with trained eye care professionals, and using cost-effective treatment for vision-threatening levels of DR can prevent vision loss...
May 15, 2018: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776639/gynecologic-cancers-molecular-updates-2018
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REVIEW
Eman Abdulfatah, Quratulain Ahmed, Baraa Alosh, Sudeshna Bandyopadhyay, Martin H Bluth, Rouba Ali-Fehmi
Ovarian carcinoma continues to be a concern for woman and maintains significant morbidity and mortality. Emerging molecular markers are providing additional opportunities for effective diagnosis and prognosis of disease. An integrated clinicopathologic and molecular classification of gynecologic malignancies has the potential to refine the clinical risk prediction of patients with cancer and to provide more tailored treatment recommendations.
June 2018: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776638/breast-carcinoma-updates-in-molecular-profiling-2018
#18
REVIEW
Sudeshna Bandyopadhyay, Martin H Bluth, Rouba Ali-Fehmi
The most significant contribution of molecular subtyping of breast carcinomas has been the identification of estrogen-positive and estrogen-negative tumor subtypes. Knowledge of genetic alterations in these tumors will help clinicians identify novel therapeutic targets. Understanding the progression pathways involved in the transition of in situ carcinoma to invasive carcinoma might lead to efficient risk stratification in these patients. The Cancer Genome Analysis Network has collected genomic and epigenomic data to provide comprehensive information regarding carcinogenesis and pathway interactions...
June 2018: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776637/an-update-regarding-the-molecular-genetics-of-melanocytic-neoplasms-and-the-current-applications-of-molecular-genetic-technologies-in-their-diagnosis-and-treatment
#19
REVIEW
Katrin Kiavash, Martin H Bluth, Andrew David Thompson
Molecular genetic technologies are used to aid in diagnosis and treatment of borderline melanocytic tumors as an adjuvant to the gold standard histopathologic evaluation. A specific set of fluorescence in situ hybridization probes is widely used to aid in diagnosing challenging melanocytic lesions. New melanoma probe cocktails have revealed increased sensitivity and specificity in ambiguous melanocytic cases. Array comparative genomic hybridization is a more complex technology used for the work-up of diagnostically problematic Spitzoid melanocytic proliferations...
June 2018: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776636/molecular-diagnostics-in-the-neoplasms-of-the-pancreas-liver-gallbladder-and-extrahepatic-biliary-tract-2018-update
#20
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Lei Zhang, Martin H Bluth, Amarpreet Bhalla
Pancreatic neoplasms, including ductal adenocarcinoma, solid pseudopapillary neoplasm, pancreatic endocrine neoplasms, acinar cell carcinoma, and pancreatoblastoma, are associated with different genetic abnormalities. Hepatic adenomas with beta-catenin exon 3 mutation are associated with a high risk of malignancy. Hepatic adenoma with arginosuccinate synthetase 1 expression or sonic hedgehog mutations are associated with a risk of bleeding. Hepatocellular carcinoma and choangiocarcinoma display heterogeneity at both morphologic and molecular levels Cholangiocellular carcinoma is most commonly associated with IDH 1/2 mutations...
June 2018: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
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