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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153758/will-use-of-patient-portals-help-to-educate-and-communicate-with-patients-with-diabetes
#1
Sara L Jackson, Catherine M DesRoches, Dominick L Frosch, Sue Peacock, Natalia V Oster, Joann G Elmore
OBJECTIVE: Chronic disease management can require daily attention, and increased levels of patient activation and engagement. We examined whether patients with diabetes perceive a greater benefit to having electronic access to their doctors' clinic notes compared to patients without diabetes. We hypothesized that easy electronic access to these notes may help patients with self-care by improving education and communication. METHODS: Survey of patients with and without diabetes in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania about perceptions of potential benefits and risks of reading their visit notes via an electronic patient information portal...
November 8, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152431/intensity-modulated-proton-therapy-with-advanced-planning-techniques-in-a-challenging-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patient
#2
Smith Apisarnthanarax, Jatinder Saini, Avril O'Ryan-Blair, Jackie Castro, Stephen R Bowen
The use of radiation therapy has been increasing over recent years for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Proton beam therapy (PBT) has emerged as a promising treatment option for HCC patients due to its dosimetric advantages of sparing more normal liver tissue from radiation at low to moderate doses compared to photon-based treatments while still delivering high doses of radiation to tumors. The PBT therapy may be particularly beneficial in high-risk HCC cirrhotic patients with large, bulky tumors and/or vascular invasion complicated by surrounding perfusion abnormalities...
September 10, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152039/hepatic-hydrothorax-an-update-and-review-of-the-literature
#3
REVIEW
Dmitry Victorovich Garbuzenko, Nikolay Olegovich Arefyev
This review considers the modern concepts of pathogenesis, diagnostic methods, and treatment principles of hepatic hydrothorax (HH). HH is the excessive (> 500 mL) accumulation of transudate in the pleural cavity in patients with decompensated liver cirrhosis but without cardiopulmonary and pleural diseases. It causes respiratory failure which aggravates the clinical course of liver cirrhosis, and the emergence of spontaneous bacterial pleural empyema may be the cause of death. The information was collected from the PubMed database, the Google Scholar retrieval system, the Cochrane reviews, and the reference lists from relevant publications for 1994-2016 using the keywords: "liver cirrhosis", "portal hypertension", "hepatic hydrothorax", "pathogenesis", "diagnostics", and "treatment"...
November 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151701/clinical-outcomes-of-transcatheter-selective-superior-mesenteric-artery-urokinase-infusion-therapy-vs-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-and-acute-portal-vein-thrombosis
#4
Ting-Ting Jiang, Xiao-Ping Luo, Jian-Ming Sun, Jian Gao
AIM: To compare the outcomes of transcatheter superior mesenteric artery (SMA) urokinase infusion and transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) for acute portal vein thrombosis (PVT) in cirrhosis. METHODS: From January 2013 to December 2014, patients with liver cirrhosis and acute symptomatic PVT who met the inclusion criteria were randomly assigned to either an SMA group or a TIPS group. The two groups accepted transcatheter selective SMA urokinase infusion therapy and TIPS, respectively...
November 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150621/pnpla3-variant-and-portal-periportal-histological-pattern-in-patients-with-biopsy-proven-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-possible-role-for-oxidative-stress
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Guido Carpino, Daniele Pastori, Francesco Baratta, Diletta Overi, Giancarlo Labbadia, Licia Polimeni, Alessia Di Costanzo, Gaetano Pannitteri, Roberto Carnevale, Maria Del Ben, Marcello Arca, Francesco Violi, Francesco Angelico, Eugenio Gaudio
Pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is influenced by predisposing genetic variations, dysmetabolism, systemic oxidative stress, and local cellular and molecular cross-talks. Patatin-like phospholipase domain containing 3 (PNPLA3) gene I148M variant is a known determinant of NAFLD. Aims were to evaluate whether PNPLA3 I148M variant was associated with a specific histological pattern, hepatic stem/progenitor cell (HpSC) niche activation and serum oxidative stress markers. Liver biopsies were obtained from 54 NAFLD patients...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150327/diagnostic-accuracy-of-point-shear-wave-elastography-in-the-detection-of-portal-hypertension-in-pediatric-patients
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M Burak Özkan, M C Bilgici, E Eren, G Caltepe
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the usefulness of point shear wave elastography (p-SWE) of the liver and spleen for the detection of portal hypertension in pediatric patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study consisted of 38 healthy children and 56 pediatric patients with biopsy-proven liver disease who underwent splenic and liver p-SWE. The diagnostic performance of p-SWE in detecting clinically significant portal hypertension was assessed using receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves...
November 14, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149971/fibrinolysis-in-living-donor-liver-transplantation-recipients-evaluated-using-thromboelastometry-impact-on-mortality
#7
T Shimauchi, K Yamaura, M Higashi, K Abe, T Yoshizumi, S Hoka
BACKGROUND: Inadequate hemostasis during living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is mainly due to coagulopathy but may also include fibrinolysis. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of fibrinolysis and assess its relevance to mortality in LDLT. METHODS: The incidence and prognosis of fibrinolysis were retrospectively studied in 76 patients who underwent LDLT between April 2010 and February 2013. Fibrinolysis was evaluated and defined by maximum lysis (ML) >15% within a 60-minute run time using thromboelastometry (ROTEM)...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149824/gene-therapy-and-retinal-diseases
#8
Claudio Campa, Carla Enrica Gallenga, Elena Bolletta, Paolo Perri
Background Gene therapy represents the therapeutic delivery of nucleic acid polymers into a patient's cells with the aim of treating an underlying disease. Over the past 2 decades this new therapy has made substantial progress owing to better understanding of the pathobiologic basis of various diseases coupled with growth of gene transfer biotechnologies. The eye, in particular, represents a suitable target for such therapy due to the immune privilege provided by the blood-ocular barrier, the ability to directly visualize, access and locally treat the cells and the minimal amount of vector needed given the size of this organ...
November 16, 2017: Current Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145349/current-status-of-endoscopic-gallbladder-drainage
#9
Joey Ho Yi Chan, Anthony Yuen Bun Teoh
The gold standard for treatment of acute cholecystitis is laparoscopic cholecystectomy. However, cholecystectomy is often not suitable for surgically unfit patients who are too frail due to various co-morbidities. As such, several less invasive endoscopic treatment modalities have been developed to control sepsis, either as a definitive treatment or as a temporizing modality until the patient is stable enough to undergo cholecystectomy at a later stage. Recent developments in endoscopic ultrasound-guided gallbladder drainage (EUS-GBD) with endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-specific stents having lumen-apposing properties have demonstrated potential as a definitive treatment modality...
November 17, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145293/y-configuration-stent-combined-with-iodine-125-seeds-strand-for-the-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-tumor-thrombosis-in-portal-vein-branches-a-case-report
#10
Tan Tan, Yudong Xiao, Shunke Zhou, Cong Ma, Zishu Zhang
RATIONALE: Currently, the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) associated with portal vein tumor thrombosis (PVTT) is a challenge. Percutaneous puncture endovascular placement of iodine-125 (I) seeds strand and stent is reported to treat HCC with tumor thrombus effectively. However, it is proved to be only suitable for the main portal vein (MPV) thrombus. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 42-year-old male patient was referred to our institution after experiencing right upper abdominal distention without abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting for 2 weeks...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144545/music-therapy-for-depression
#11
REVIEW
Sonja Aalbers, Laura Fusar-Poli, Ruth E Freeman, Marinus Spreen, Johannes Cf Ket, Annemiek C Vink, Anna Maratos, Mike Crawford, Xi-Jing Chen, Christian Gold
BACKGROUND: Depression is a highly prevalent mood disorder that is characterised by persistent low mood, diminished interest, and loss of pleasure. Music therapy may be helpful in modulating moods and emotions. An update of the 2008 Cochrane review was needed to improve knowledge on effects of music therapy for depression. OBJECTIVES: 1. To assess effects of music therapy for depression in people of any age compared with treatment as usual (TAU) and psychological, pharmacological, and/or other therapies...
November 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143477/gastric-venous-congestion-and-bleeding-in-association-with-total-pancreatectomy
#12
Akimasa Nakao, Suguru Yamada, Tsutomu Fujii, Haruyoshi Tanaka, Kenji Oshima, Yukiko Oshima, Kiyotsugu Iede, Hironobu Kobayashi, Yasunori Kimura, Yasuhiro Kodera
BACKGROUND: Gastric venous congestion and bleeding in association with total pancreatectomy (TP) were evaluated. METHODS: Thirty-eight patients of TP were retrospectively analyzed. TP was classified as TP with distal gastrectomy (TPDG), pylorus-preserving TP (PPTP), subtotal stomach-preserving TP (SSPTP), and TP with segmental duodenectomy (TPSD). RESULTS: Portal vein or superior mesenteric vein resection and reconstruction was performed in 24 patients (62...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142474/clinical-features-of-alcoholic-hepatitis-in-latinos-and-caucasians-a-single-center-experience
#13
Rogelio Pinon-Gutierrez, Blythe Durbin-Johnson, Charles H Halsted, Valentina Medici
AIM: To study differences of presentation, management, and prognosis of alcoholic hepatitis in Latinos compared to Caucasians. METHODS: We retrospectively screened 876 charts of Caucasian and Latino patients who were evaluated at University of California Davis Medical Center between 1/1/2002-12/31/2014 with the diagnosis of alcoholic liver disease. We identified and collected data on 137 Caucasians and 64 Latinos who met criteria for alcoholic hepatitis, including chronic history of heavy alcohol use, at least one episode of jaundice with bilirubin ≥ 3...
October 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140117/comparison-of-radiation-dose-and-image-quality-of-abdominopelvic-ct-using-iterative-aidr-3d-and-conventional-reconstructions
#14
Caroline Duarte de Mello-Amoedo, Aparecido Nakano Martins, Adriano Tachibana, Daniella Ferraro Pinho, Ronaldo Hueb Baroni
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to compare radiation dose and image quality of abdominopelvic CT studies reconstructed with iterative and conventional techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study enrolled 99 patients who underwent abdominopelvic CT examinations with the portal venous phase images reconstructed with both filtered back projection and Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction 3D (AIDR 3D) at different time points. Subjective assessment of image quality was performed by two radiologists who scored axial images for overall quality, sharpness, noise, and acceptability in a blinded fashion...
November 15, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138129/patient-portal-utilization-among-ethnically-diverse-low-income-older-adults-observational-study
#15
Thomas A Arcury, Sara A Quandt, Joanne C Sandberg, David P Miller, Celine Latulipe, Xiaoyan Leng, Jenifer W Talton, Kathryn P Melius, Alden Smith, Alain G Bertoni
BACKGROUND: Patient portals can improve patient communication with providers, provide patients with greater health information access, and help improve patient decision making, if they are used. Because research on factors facilitating and limiting patient portal utilization has not been conceptually based, no leverage points have been indicated for improving utilization. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective for this analysis was to use a conceptual framework to determine potentially modifiable factors affecting patient portal utilization by older adults (aged 55 years and older) who receive care at clinics that serve low income and ethnically diverse communities...
November 14, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137375/impact-of-tumor-size-and-cirrhotic-background-for-differentiating-hcc-and-icc-with-ceus-does-it-matter-for-patients-undergoing-hepatectomy
#16
Chen Jin, Xiao-Yun Zhang, Jia-Wu Li, Chuan Li, Wei Peng, Tian-Fu Wen, Yan Luo, Qiang Lu, Xiao-Fei Zhong, Jing-Yi Zhang, Lv-Nan Yan, Jia-Yin Yang
Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the role of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in differentiating hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) vs. intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) and primary liver cancer vs. benign liver lesions for surgical decision making. Methods: Data from 328 patients (296 primary liver cancer patients: 232 HCC and 64 ICC patients and 32 benign hepatic lesion patients) who underwent hepatectomy at our center were retrospectively collected from 2010 to 2015...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137043/portal-vein-thrombosis-before-and-after-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-placement-an-observational-study-strobe-compliant
#17
Yue-Meng Wan, Yu-Hua Li, Hua-Mei Wu, Zhi-Yuan Xu, Ying Xu, Li-Hong Yang, Xi-Nan Wu, Jin-Hui Yang
Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is common in patients with cirrhosis undergoing transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS). This study had 3-fold aims: to assess risk factors for PVT; to determine the efficacy of anticoagulant therapy; to investigate the impact of PVT on clinical outcomes in TIPS-treated cirrhosis.Between June 2012 and February 2016, 126 TIPS-treated patients with cirrhosis were enrolled and studied prospectively. Enrolled patients were screened for PVT before TIPS and at 3, 6, 12, and 24 months post-TIPS...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136322/heme-oxygenase-1-regulates-sirtuin-1-autophagy-pathway-in-liver-transplantation-from-mouse-to-human
#18
Kojiro Nakamura, Shoichi Kageyama, Shi Yue, Jing Huang, Takehiro Fujii, Bibo Ke, Rebecca A Sosa, Elaine F Reed, Nakul Datta, Ali Zarrinpar, Ronald W Busuttil, Jerzy W Kupiec-Weglinski
Liver ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) represents a major risk factor of early graft dysfunction and a key obstacle to expanding the donor pool in orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Although graft autophagy is essential for resistance against hepatic IRI, its significance in clinical OLT remains unknown. Despite recent data identifying heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) as a putative autophagy inducer, its role in OLT and interactions with Sirtuin-1 (SIRT1), a key autophagy regulator, have not been studied. We aimed to examine HO-1 mediated autophagy induction in human OLT and in a murine OLT model with extended (20h) cold storage, as well as to analyze the requirement for SIRT1 in autophagy regulation by HO-1...
November 14, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135471/first-patients-treated-with-a-1-5-t-mri-linac-clinical-proof-of-concept-of-a-high-precision-high-field-mri-guided-radiotherapy-treatment
#19
B W Raaymakers, I M Jürgenliemk-Schulz, G H Bol, M Glitzner, A N T J Kotte, B van Asselen, J C J de Boer, J J Bluemink, S L Hackett, M A Moerland, S J Woodings, J W H Wolthaus, H M van Zijp, M E P Philippens, R Tijssen, J G M Kok, E N de Groot-van Breugel, I Kiekebosch, L T C Meijers, C N Nomden, G G Sikkes, P A H Doornaert, W S C Eppinga, N Kasperts, L G W Kerkmeijer, J H A Tersteeg, K J Brown, B Pais, P Woodhead, J J W Lagendijk
The integration of 1.5 T MRI functionality with a radiotherapy linear accelerator (linac) has been pursued since 1999 by the UMC Utrecht in close collaboration with Elekta and Philips. The idea behind this integrated device is to offer unrivalled, online and real-time, soft-tissue visualization of the tumour and the surroundings for more precise radiation delivery. The proof of concept of this device was given in 2009 by demonstrating simultaneous irradiation and MR imaging on phantoms, since then the device has been further developed and commercialized by Elekta...
November 14, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134236/-arthroscopic-soft-tissue-stabilization-of-posttraumatic-anterior-shoulder-instability-techniques-limitations-and-long-term-results
#20
REVIEW
B Ockert, N Biermann, W Nebelung, E Wiedemann
Arthroscopic soft tissue stabilization is a well-established and broadly accepted procedure to treat posttraumatic shoulder instability. Advantages in comparison to open stabilization procedures include improved visualization of the structural damage and a less invasive approach. Technical developments in recent years have led to further improvement of the arthroscopic technique for shoulder instability. This article presents a description of principles and new developments as it contains basic techniques including patient positioning, access portals, preparation of the glenoid bone, soft tissue handling and shuttle techniques...
November 13, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
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