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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149150/the-hopeless-case-palliative-cryoablation-and-cementoplasty-procedures-for-palliation-of-large-pelvic-bone-metastases
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Tyler M Coupal, Kevin Pennycooke, Paul I Mallinson, Hugue A Ouellette, Paul W Clarkson, Pippa Hawley, Peter L Munk
BACKGROUND: Metastases to the bone are common in cancer patients, and it has been estimated that up to 50% of patients with pelvic bone metastases will not achieve adequate pain control with medications alone. This has led to a paradigm shift over recent years towards the use and development of minimally invasive image-guided treatment options for palliation of bony metastases. Despite these developments, large metastatic lesions are still often considered to be "hopeless cases" that would garner little to no benefit from image-guided intervention...
November 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148196/umbilicus-and-its-extensive-clinical-repertoire
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Spencer W Beasley
The umbilicus is involved in a wide range of abnormalities in infants and children. The most severe are evident at birth and include exomphalos (omphalocele) and gastroschisis, both of which can be life-threatening but are easy to diagnose. Exomphalos is often associated with other congenital abnormalities, whereas the associated problems in gastroschisis are largely confined to the gut. Infection of the umbilicus in the neonate presents as omphalitis. The causes of a moist umbilicus following separation of the umbilical stump are multiple, from the relatively minor umbilical granuloma or ectopic bowel mucosa to the more significant patent urachus that leaks urine...
November 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147480/a-rare-case-of-late-onset-saphenous-vein-graft-spasm
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Nirmal Guragai, Upamanyu Rampal, Rahul Vasudev, Hiten Patel, Meherwan B Joshi, Fayez Shamoon
Spasm following coronary artery bypass graft surgery has been well established in arterial grafts, especially in grafts utilizing the internal mammary. Venous graft spasms are uncommon and are only observed in vein grafts during or soon after the coronary artery bypass surgery. It is exceedingly rare to see spasm of venous graft beyond one year of surgery. We report a 72-year-old female who had coronary artery bypass graft three years ago and presented with new onset chest pain for one month. The coronary angiogram revealed severe spasm of the proximal aspect of a patent saphenous venous graft which was relieved by intracoronary nitroglycerine...
2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147154/successful-embolization-therapy-through-reentry-tear-in-the-right-subclavian-artery-for-treating-patent-false-lumen-in-the-aortic-arch-formed-after-type-a-dissection-repair
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Hirohito Ishii, Kunihide Nakamura, Eisaku Nakamura, Koji Furukawa, Kouichiro Ochiai
A 73-year-old woman had undergone hemiarch replacement with primary entry resection for treating acute type A dissection 6 years ago. Postoperative computed tomography (CT) showed a patent false lumen (FL) in the aortic arch and a reentry tear in the right subclavian artery. The remaining aortic arch enlarged, which resulted in formation of a 55-mm-diameter aneurysm. We performed reentry occlusion using embolization with glue and coil. The patient's clinical course after the procedure was uneventful, and subsequent CT showed that FL was thrombosed and had decreased in size...
September 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146800/racing-for-academic-glory-and-patents-lessons-from-crispr
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Arti K Rai, Robert Cook-Deegan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 17, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145433/maternal-folic-acid-supplementation-and-dietary-folate-intake-and-congenital-heart-defects
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Baohong Mao, Jie Qiu, Nan Zhao, Yawen Shao, Wei Dai, Xiaochun He, Hongmei Cui, Xiaojuan Lin, Ling Lv, Zhongfeng Tang, Sijuan Xu, Huang Huang, Min Zhou, Xiaoying Xu, Weitao Qiu, Qing Liu, Yawei Zhang
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that folic acid supplementation before and/or during pregnancy could reduce the risk of congenital heart defects (CHDs). However, the results from limited epidemiologic studies have been inconclusive. We investigated the associations between maternal folic acid supplementation, dietary folate intake, and the risk of CHDs. METHODS: A birth cohort study was conducted in 2010-2012 at the Gansu Provincial Maternity & Child Care Hospital in Lanzhou, China...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145340/open-repair-of-intraoperative-popliteal-artery-injury-during-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-a-patient-with-severe-hemophilia-a-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Bin Feng, Ke Xiao, Jiang Shao, Yu Fan, Xisheng Weng
RATIONALE: Arterial injuries during total knee arthroplasty (TKA) though rare may occur. Hemophilia may further challenge the management of such injury. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 48-year-old male patient with severe hemophilia type A and stiff knee arthropathy underwent bilateral TKAs. Left popliteal artery injury was detected at the end of the left TKA. DIAGNOSES: Urgent angiography confirmed the diagnosis of the left popliteal artery transection...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145243/obstructive-internal-hernia-caused-by-mesodiverticular-bands-in-children-two-case-reports-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Mirko Bertozzi, Berardino Melissa, Elisa Magrini, Giuseppe Di Cara, Susanna Esposito, Antonino Apignani
INTRODUCTION: The mesodiverticular band (MDB) is an embryologic remnant of the vitelline circulation, which carries the arterial supply to the Meckel diverticulum. In the event of an error of involution, a patent or nonpatent arterial band persists and extends from the mesentery to the apex of the antimesenteric diverticulum. This creates a snare-like opening through which bowel loops may herniate and become obstructed. This report describes 2 rare cases of small bowel occlusion owing to an internal hernia caused by a MDB...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145233/prospective-evaluation-of-the-feasibility-safety-and-efficacy-of-cocoon-duct-occluder-for-transcatheter-closure-of-large-patent-ductus-arteriosus-a-single-center-study-with-short-and-medium-term-follow-up-results
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Santosh Kumar Sinha, Mahmadula Razi, Rama Niwas Pandey, Prakash Kumar, Vinay Krishna, Mukesh Jitendra Jha, Vikas Mishra, Mohammad Asif, Nasar Abdali, Pradyot Tewari, Ramesh Thakur, Umeshwar Pandey, Chandra Mohan Varma
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of a novel Cocoon Duct Occluder device for the transcatheter closure (TCC) of large patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). METHODS: In this prospective, non-randomized study, consecutive patients with large PDA (narrowest diameter: ≥3.5/4.0 mm in symptomatic/asymptomatic patients, respectively), who underwent TCC with Cocoon Duct Occluder at our institute between November, 2012 and June, 2016 were examined...
November 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144116/-the-importance-of-biosimilars-medicines-for-private-and-statutory-health-insurance
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B Bretthauer
Patented biopharmaceuticals generate huge costs for private and statutory health insurance. Exactly ten years ago, off-patent biopharmaceuticals, also referred to as 'biosimilars medicines', became available as a more cost-efficient and therapeutically equivalent alternative in Germany and Europe. Following their approval by all the relevant authorities, biosimilars medicines can therefore be applied in the same way as previously patented biopharmaceuticals.
December 15, 2016: Versicherungsmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143656/does-evaluation-of-in-vitro-microfilarial-motility-reflect-the-resistance-status-of-dirofilaria-immitis-isolates-to-macrocyclic-lactones
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Mary J Maclean, Molly D Savadelis, Ruby Coates, Michael T Dzimianski, Corey Jones, Cynthia Benbow, Bobby E Storey, Ray M Kaplan, Andrew R Moorhead, Adrian J Wolstenholme
BACKGROUND: Several reports have confirmed that macrocyclic lactone-resistant isolates of Dirofilaria immitis are circulating in the United States; however, the prevalence and potential impact of drug resistance is unknown. We wished to assess computer-aided measurements of motility as a method for rapidly assessing the resistance status of parasite isolates. METHODS: Blood containing microfilariae (MF) from two clinical cases with a high suspicion of resistance was fed to mosquitoes and the resultant L3 injected into dogs that were then treated with six doses of Heartgard® Plus (ivermectin + pyrantel; Merial Limited) at 30-day intervals...
November 9, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142863/rabbit-submandibular-salivary-gland-replantation
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Akram A Almansoori, Namuun Khentii, Wei-Hong Hei, Nari Seo, Sung-Ho Lee, Soung Min Kim, Jong Ho Lee
Objectives: To test the feasibility of submandibular salivary gland (SMG) replantation techniques and the survival of the replanted glands. Such a study can provide a rationale for later allotransplantation procedures, along with implementation of conventional and advanced immunosuppression therapy. Materials and Methods: Six SMG replantations were performed in New Zealand white rabbits. One week postoperatively, (99m)Tc scintigraphy was performed and the uptake ratio and salivary excretion fraction were calculated...
October 2017: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142768/a-rare-double-aneuploidy-case-down-klinefelter
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Sevcan Tug Bozdogan, Atil Bisgin
Down's syndrome has its own dysmorphic findings and is accompanied by mental retardation and hypotonia. Klinefelter's syndrome is a syndrome caused by a numerical abnormality that affects male physical and cognitive development. This case reports a unique finding of 48,XXY, + 21 and a current literature review. A 4-month-old male patient presented with typical clinical features of Down's syndrome with hypothyroidism, atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, and patent ductus arteriosus without any phenotypic signs of Klinefelter's syndrome...
December 2017: Journal of Pediatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142568/echocardiographic-evaluation-of-cardiovascular-complications-after-birth-asphyxia-in-term-neonates
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Mohsen Shahidi, Ghodratollah Evazi, Abdorrahim Afkhamzadeh
Objectives: After birth asphyxia, a variety of hemodynamic disorders may be noted in the neonatal intensive care unit; these require appropriate recognition and management. The present study was designed to demonstrate the prevalence of heart complications amongst asphyxiated newborns. Methods: Through a cohort study, 29 asphyxiated term neonates were followed since birth until amelioration of pulmonary hypertension and compared with 31 well born neonates. Both groups were evaluated for their heart anatomy and hemodynamic with meticulous assessment through echocardiography...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141330/-prenatal-supplementations-of-iron-iron-containing-multimicronutrients-and-antianemic-chinese-patent-medicines-in-women-in-shaanxi-province-2010-2013
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D M Liu, J M Li, P F Qu, S N Dang, X Y Wu, R Zhang, H Yan, H Yan
Objective: To understand the prevalence of prenatal supplementations of iron, iron-containing multi-micronutrients (IMMN) and antianemic Chinese patent medicines (ACPM) and associated factors in women in Shaanxi province. Methods: A sample of 28 367 childbearing-age women who gave birth during 2010-2013 and had specific information of the prenatal nutrients supplementation were recruited using stratified multistage cluster random sampling in Shaanxi province. The information about their basic characteristics and prenatal supplementation of nutrients were collected by a questionnaire survey...
November 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141050/differential-immunomodulation-in-human-monocytes-versus-macrophages-by-filarial-cystatin
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Gopinath Venugopal, Marion Mueller, Susanne Hartmann, Svenja Steinfelder
Parasitic nematodes have evolved powerful immunomodulatory molecules to enable their survival in immunocompetent hosts by subverting immune responses and minimizing pathological processes. One filarial molecule known to counteract host immune responses by inducing IL-10 and regulatory macrophages in mice is filarial cystatin. During a patent filarial infection monocytes encounter microfilariae in the blood, an event that occurs in asymptomatically infected filariasis patients that are immunologically hyporeactive...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140658/killing-u-s-slowly-curing-the-epidemic-rise-of-cancer-drug-prices
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Emily K White
In August 2015, more than 110 U.S. oncologists published an article detailing the deleterious effects of rising cancer drugs prices and calling for numerous reforms to our prescription drug system. These prices are the result of decades of political maneuvering; they reflect the way our country has chosen to pay for healthcare, to foster and reward innovation, and to promote a national free market system. While these choices have resulted in immense profits for pharmaceutical companies—and subsidized the development of prescription drugs globally—they have also left many cancer patients unable to afford their medications...
2017: Food and Drug Law Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140125/diabetes-area-patent-participation-analysis-part-ii-years-2011-2016
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Markus Boehm, Matthew Crawford, Jamie E Moscovitz, Philip A Carpino
Diabetes is a metabolic disease characterized by elevated levels of plasma glucose. When untreated, diabetes increases the risk of developing co-morbidities such as cardiovascular disease. Several drugs, often used as part of combination therapies, have been approved to treat the disease, but these drugs will eventually fail to effectively control blood glucose levels, at which point insulin replacement therapy is required. A medical need exists for new anti-diabetic drugs that exhibit good efficacy with improved safety/toleration profiles and can be added on top of existing therapies, or that can provide additional benefits beyond glucose lowering such as pancreatic beta (β)-cell protection...
November 15, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139171/structural-insights-into-a-thermostable-variant-of-human-carbonic-anhydrase-ii
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Kelsey M Kean, Joseph J Porter, Ryan A Mehl, P Andrew Karplus
Carbonic anhydrase is an enzyme of interest for many biotechnological developments including carbon sequestration. These applications often require harsh conditions, so there is a need for the development of thermostable variants. One of the most thermostable human carbonic anhydrase II variants (HCAIIts) was patented in 2006. Here, we report the ultra-high resolution crystal structure of HCAIIts. The structural changes seen are consistent with each of the six mutations involved acting largely independently and variously resulting in increased H-bonding, improved packing, and reduced side chain entropy loss upon folding to yield the increased stability...
November 15, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138045/cyclodextrins-structure-physicochemical-properties-and-pharmaceutical-applications
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Phatsawee Jansook, Noriko Ogawa, Thorsteinn Loftsson
Since their discovery over 100 years ago cyclodextrins (CDs) have been the subject of numerous scientific publications. In 2016 alone CDs were the subject of over 2200 research articles published in peer-reviewed journals and mentioned in over 2300 patents and patent applications, many of which were on pharmaceutical applications. Natural CDs and their derivatives are used as enabling pharmaceutical excipients that enhance aqueous solubility of poorly soluble drugs, increase drug permeability through biological membranes and improve drug bioavailability...
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
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