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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732212/ualcan-a-portal-for-facilitating-tumor-subgroup-gene-expression-and-survival-analyses
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Darshan S Chandrashekar, Bhuwan Bashel, Sai Akshaya Hodigere Balasubramanya, Chad J Creighton, Israel Ponce-Rodriguez, Balabhadrapatruni V S K Chakravarthi, Sooryanarayana Varambally
Genomics data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project has led to the comprehensive molecular characterization of multiple cancer types. The large sample numbers in TCGA offer an excellent opportunity to address questions associated with tumo heterogeneity. Exploration of the data by cancer researchers and clinicians is imperative to unearth novel therapeutic/diagnostic biomarkers. Various computational tools have been developed to aid researchers in carrying out specific TCGA data analyses; however there is need for resources to facilitate the study of gene expression variations and survival associations across tumors...
July 18, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731820/uncommon-neoplasms-of-the-biliary-tract-radiological-findings
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Vincenza Granata, Roberta Fusco, Orlando Catalano, Salvatore Filice, Antonio Avallone, Mauro Piccirillo, Maddalena Leongito, Raffaele Palaia, Roberto Grassi, Francesco Izzo, Antonella Petrillo
OBJECTIVES: To report our cancer center experience in the biliary tumors incidence other than cholangiocellular-carcinoma (CCC), emphasizing the radiological features. METHODS: 197 patients with biliary disease undergoing Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI were reviewed. Four radiologists evaluated retrospectively size, structure, anatomical site, and signal intensity of lesions on MRI. Enhancement-pattern during the arterial-, portal-, and late-phase on US, CT and MR study was assessed as well as the enhancement pattern during the hepatobiliary-phase on MRI...
July 21, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731388/electronic-visits-for-minor-acute-illnesses-analysis-of-patient-demographics-prescription-rates-and-follow-up-care-within-an-asynchronous-text-based-online-visit
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Kristine S Penza, Martha A Murray, Jennifer L Pecina, Jane F Myers, Joseph W Furst
INTRODUCTION: Patients can obtain medical advice and treatment from a healthcare provider asynchronously through an electronic visit (eVisit) within a secure online portal. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective record review of Mayo Clinic Rochester primary care empaneled patients who had an eVisit for a minor acute illness and were reviewed for 30-day outcomes of follow-up. RESULTS: Of the 1,009 eVisits analyzed, a total of 340 (34%) had follow-up within 30 days, with a follow-up rate of 154 (20%) when those who were advised to follow-up were excluded...
July 20, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729141/effects-of-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-tips-on-blood-volume-distribution-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Troels M Busk, Flemming Bendtsen, Jens H Henriksen, Stefan Fuglsang, Jens O Clemmesen, Fin S Larsen, Søren Møller
BACKGROUND: Cirrhosis is accompanied by portal hypertension with splanchnic and systemic arterial vasodilation, and central hypovolaemia. A transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) alleviates portal hypertension, but also causes major haemodynamic changes. AIMS: To investigate effects of TIPS on regional blood volume distribution, and systemic haemodynamics. METHODS: Thirteen cirrhotic patients had their regional blood volume distribution determined with gamma-camera technique before and after TIPS...
June 27, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727971/congenital-extrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-abernethy-malformation-type-ib-with-associated-hepatocellular-carcinoma-case-report-and-literature-review
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Mark Benedict, Manuel Rodriguez-Davalos, Sukru Emre, Zenta Walther, Raffaella Morotti
Abernethy malformation, also termed congenital portosystemic shunt and congenital absence of portal vein is the result of malformation of the splanchnic venous system. Congenital portosystemic shunts are divided into extra- and intrahepatic shunts. Two shunts have been defined: Type I is characterized by the complete diversion of portal blood into the vena cava with an associated congenital absence of the portal vein. Type II is defined by an intact but diverted portal vein through a side-to-side, extrahepatic connection to the vena cava...
July 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726503/online-portals-gateway-to-patient-centered-radiology
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Ron Gefen, Michael A Bruno, Hani H Abujudeh
OBJECTIVE: Online portals typically allow access to radiology reports, causing a shift in the communication. This article evaluates the studies available in the literature about patient portals and the use of patient portals in radiology. Patient and physician preferences and the impact on radiology reporting are presented. CONCLUSION: Patient portals provide an opportunity for radiologists to engage with their patients via a new method of communication. Radiologist collaboration with referring physicians is important in providing care in accordance with patient preferences...
July 20, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725850/how-can-home-care-patients-and-their-caregivers-better-manage-fall-risks-by-leveraging-information-technology
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Dari Alhuwail, Güneş Koru, Eun-Shim Nahm
OBJECTIVES: From the perspectives of home care patients and caregivers, this study aimed to (a) identify the challenges for better fall-risk management during home care episodes and (b) explore the opportunities for them to leverage health information technology (IT) solutions to improve fall-risk management during home care episodes. METHODS: Twelve in-depth semistructured interviews with the patients and caregivers were conducted within a descriptive single case study design in 1 home health agency (HHA) in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States...
December 2016: Journal of patient experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723832/patient-perceived-facilitators-of-and-barriers-to-electronic-portal-use-a-systematic-review
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Kimberly R Powell
This systematic review describes characteristics of portal users and their perceptions of this emerging technology. Recent empirical evidence (2010-2016) was reviewed to answer three questions: (1) What are the characteristics of electronic patient portal users? (2) What are patient-perceived facilitators of electronic patient portal use? (3) What are patient-perceived barriers to electronic patient portal use? Characteristics of portal users are described according to three broad categories: demographic characteristics, patterns of use, and complexity and duration of disease...
July 18, 2017: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723777/short-outcome-comparison-of-elderly-patients-versus-nonelderly-patients-treated-with-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-stent-shunt-a-propensity-score-matched-cohort-study
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Yang Li, Fengyan Wang, Xiaomei Chen, Bin Li, Wei Meng, Chengyong Qin
A transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent shunt (TIPSS) has been widely used to treat portal hypertension and its complications. However, no established guidelines mentioned whether age was a risk factor for the treatment of TIPSS.The aim is to determine whether age is a risk factor for poor outcomes following TIPSS.The retrospective cohort study included 134 patients who received TIPSS treatment from 2003 to 2016. The adverse events after the TIPSS treatment were compared after propensity score matching to reduce the effect of selection bias...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723641/serum-ca19-9-as-a-marker-of-circulating-tumor-cells-in-first-reflux-blood-of-colorectal-cancer-patients
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Jia-Xing Zhao, Li-Ren Liu, Xiao-Yu Yang, Fang Liu, Zhong-Guo Zhang
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are used for metastasis surveillance in cancer patients, but low detection rates limit their use in colorectal cancer (CRC). We investigated the distribution of CTCs in peripheral and portal blood of CRC patients, and analyzed the relationship between serum tumor CEA/CA19-9 markers and CTCs blood levels. CTC levels detected in first reflux/portal vein blood were higher than in peripheral blood, and liver reduced CTCs amount. CTCs-positive patients had increased serum CEA and CA 19-9 levels, and the CEA and CA 19-9 levels correlated with the CTCs levels...
July 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722095/-correlation-of-mri-apparent-diffusion-coeffcient-with-molecular-marker-ki-67-in-gastric-cancer
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Guodian Zheng, Xiangdong Cheng, Lijing Wang, Zhiyuan Xu, Xuning Gao, Pengfei Yu, Hang Lyu, Ting Huang, Jiahui Chen
OBJECTIVES: To study the correlation between MRI apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and expression of Ki-67 in gastric cancers, and to investigate the application of ADC value in diagnosing the malignance of gastric cancer. METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis was performed on 87 gastric cancer patients who received MRI examination and radical resection at Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine from November 2014 to August 2015. All the postoperative resected samples were confirmed as gastric cancer...
July 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721349/hepatocellular-carcinoma-early-stage-management-challenges
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Derek J Erstad, Kenneth K Tanabe
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a major cause of cancer death and is increasing in incidence. This review focuses on HCC surveillance and treatment of early-stage disease, which are essential to improving outcomes. Multiple societies have published HCC surveillance guidelines, but screening efforts have been limited by noncompliance and overall lack of testing for patients with undiagnosed chronic liver disease. Treatment of early-stage HCC has become increasingly complex due to expanding therapeutic options and better outcomes with established treatments...
2017: Journal of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721347/peliosis-hepatis-complicating-pregnancy-a-rare-entity
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Muhammad Osama Butt, Nasir Hassan Luck, Syed Mujahid Hassan, Zaigham Abbas, Muhammed Mubarak
Peliosis hepatis (PH) is a rare, benign condition of the liver characterized by the presence of blood-filled lacunar spaces in the parenchyma. It usually has a chronic presentation and is a rare cause of portal hypertension reported in adult patients. Its etiology is diverse and ranges from infectious agents to tumors to toxic substances and anabolic steroids; however, the cause remains unclear in 25-50% of patients. Similarly, the symptomatology and imaging findings are diverse. Biopsy is the definitive test to diagnose the condition...
June 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720415/assessment-of-cirrhotic-liver-enhancement-with-multiphasic-computed-tomography-using-a-faster-injection-rate-late-arterial-phase-and-weight-based-contrast-dosing
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Kathleen Eddy, Andreu F Costa
PURPOSE: This study aimed to update our liver computed tomography (CT) protocol according to published guidelines, and to quantitatively evaluate the effect of these modifications. METHODS: The modified liver CT protocol employed a faster injection rate (5 vs 3 mL/s), later arterial phase (20-second vs 10-second postbolus trigger), and weight-based dosing of iodinated contrast (1.7 mL/kg vs 100 mL fixed dose). Liver and vascular attenuation values were measured on CTs of patients with cirrhosis from January to September 2015 (old protocol, n = 49) and from October to December 2015 (modified protocol, n = 31)...
July 15, 2017: Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal, Journal L'Association Canadienne des Radiologistes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719059/pancreatic-allograft-thrombosis-suggestion-for-a-ct-grading-system-and-management-algorithm
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Abdul Hakeem, John Chen, Satheesh Iype, Menna Clatworthy, Christopher Watson, Edmund M Godfrey, Sara Upponi, Kourosh Saeb-Parsy
Pancreatic allograft thrombosis (PAT) remains the leading cause of non-immunological graft failure. Herein we propose a new CT grading system of PAT to identify risk factors for allograft loss and outline a management algorithm by retrospective review of consecutive pancreatic transplants between 2009-2014. Triple-phase CT scans were graded independently by two radiologists as; Grade 0 - no thrombosis, Grade 1 - peripheral thrombosis, Grade 2 - intermediate non-occlusive thrombosis and Grade 3 - central occlusive thrombosis...
July 18, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717888/acetabular-labral-reconstruction-using-the-indirect-head-of-the-rectus-femoris-tendon-significantly-improves-patient-reported-outcomes
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Eyal Amar, Thomas G Sampson, Zachary T Sharfman, Alyssa Caplan, Noa Rippel, Ran Atzmon, Michael Drexler, Ehud Rath
PURPOSE AND HYPOTHESIS: The aim of this study was to evaluate outcomes after acetabular labral reconstruction using the indirect head of the rectus femoris tendon. The study hypothesis stated that arthroscopic acetabular labral reconstruction may improve patient reported outcomes in patients with labral tears that were not amenable to repair. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2015, the senior author performed 31 acetabular labral reconstructions using the indirect head of the rectus femoris tendon...
July 17, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717870/laparoscopic-liver-resections-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-can-we-extend-the-surgical-indication-in-cirrhotic-patients
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Federica Cipriani, Corrado Fantini, Francesca Ratti, Roberto Lauro, Hadrien Tranchart, Mark Halls, Vincenzo Scuderi, Leonid Barkhatov, Bjorn Edwin, Roberto I Troisi, Ibrahim Dagher, Paolo Reggiani, Giulio Belli, Luca Aldrighetti, Mohammad Abu Hilal
BACKGROUND: Evidence on the value of laparoscopic liver resections (LLR) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and severe cirrhosis is still lacking. The aim of this study is to assess surgical and oncological outcomes of LLR in cirrhotic HCC patients. METHODS: The analysis included 403 LLR for HCC from seven European centres. 333 cirrhotic and 70 non-cirrhotic patients were compared. A matched comparison was performed between 100 Child-Pugh A and 25 Child-Pugh B patients...
July 17, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717867/totally-laparoscopic-living-donor-left-hepatectomy-for-liver-transplantation-in-a-child
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Helayel Almodhaiberi, Seok-Hwan Kim, Ki-Hun Kim
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive surgery has been validated to be a new standard in living donor hepatectomy for adult-to-pediatric transplantation with less morbidity [1]. Laparoscopic donor hepatectomy can reduce the major concerns about pain and morbidity associated with open surgery and a slow return to daily activities of donors [2]. Herein, we present one case of totally laparoscopic living donor left hepatectomy including the middle hepatic vein (MHV). DONOR AND METHOD: A 37-year-old mother volunteered to donate to her 3-year-old son with biliary atresia (PELD score 7)...
July 17, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717515/changing-needs-for-information-and-support-in-an-online-system-for-parents-of-children-with-kidney-disease
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Maury Pinsk, David Nicholas
BACKGROUND: Pediatric chronic kidney disease is psychologically, financially, and physically demanding on parents providing care. Parents often feel isolated because of the rarity of the condition, and geographic isolation often compounds this perception in Canada. Many parents seek assistance online for both information and social support. OBJECTIVE: This study examines an online portal, titled "Ability Online," which was designed to provide support and information to a diverse group of parents using chat facilities, bulletin boards, and e-mail...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717362/treatment-of-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-failure-of-sorafenib-treatment-subsequent-or-additional-treatment-interventions-contribute-to-prolonged-survival-postprogression
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Masaaki Kondo, Kazushi Numata, Koji Hara, Akito Nozaki, Hiroyuki Fukuda, Makoto Chuma, Shin Maeda, Katsuaki Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Sorafenib is a first-line treatment option for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients; however, survival predictors upon progression have not been well characterized. In the present study, we aimed to show the efficacy of multidisciplinary therapy for patients who had failed to respond to sorafenib treatment. METHODS: Among 146 BCLC stage B or C HCC patients treated with sorafenib monotherapy between July 2009 and August 2014, the first radiological progression according to the modified RECIST was identified in 71 patients; factors predicting overall survival (OS) and survival postprogression (SPP) were analyzed in these patients...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
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