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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726121/bone-marrow-oedema-predicts-bone-collapse-in-paediatric-and-adolescent-leukaemia-patients-with-corticosteroid-induced-osteonecrosis
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Ashok Joseph Theruvath, Preeti Arun Sukerkar, Shanshan Bao, Jarrett Rosenberg, Sandra Luna-Fineman, Sandhya Kharbanda, Heike Elisabeth Daldrup-Link
OBJECTIVES: Corticosteroid treatment of paediatric leukaemia patients can lead to osteonecrosis (ON). We determined whether bone marrow oedema (BME) is an early sign of progressive ON and eventual bone collapse. METHODS: In a retrospective study, two radiologists reviewed MR imaging characteristics of 47 early stage epiphyseal ON in 15 paediatric and adolescent leukaemia patients. Associations between BME on initial imaging studies and subchondral fracture, disease progression and bone collapse were assessed by Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel tests...
July 19, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725518/preferences-and-utilities-for-health-states-after-treatment-of-olfactory-groove-meningioma-endoscopic-versus-open
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Christopher M Yao, Alyssa Kahane, Eric Monteiro, Fred Gentili, Gelareh Zadeh, John R de Almeida
Objectives  The purpose of this study is to report health utility scores for patients with olfactory groove meningiomas (OGM) treated with either the standard transcranial approach, or the expanded endonasal endoscopic approach. Design  The time trade-off technique was used to derive health utility scores. Setting  Healthy individuals without skull base tumors were surveyed. Main Outcome Measures  Participants reviewed and rated scenarios describing treatment (endoscopic, open, stereotactic radiation, watchful waiting), remission, recurrence, and complications associated with the management of OGMs...
August 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718037/cost-effectiveness-of-surveillance-for-distant-recurrence-in-extremity-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Trevor J Royce, Rinaa S Punglia, Aileen B Chen, Sagar A Patel, Katherine A Thornton, Chandrajit P Raut, Elizabeth H Baldini
BACKGROUND: Optimal distant recurrence (DR) surveillance strategies for extremity soft tissue sarcoma (STS) are unknown. We performed a cost-effectiveness analysis of different imaging modalities performed at guideline-specified intervals. METHODS: We developed a Markov model simulating lifetime outcomes for 54-year-old patients after definitive treatment for American Joint Committee on Cancer stage II-III extremity STS using four surveillance strategies: watchful waiting (WW), chest X-ray (CXR), chest computed tomography (CCT), and positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT)...
July 17, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710643/-vesicoureteral-reflux-watchful-waiting-surgery-or-antibiotic-prophylaxis
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REVIEW
A Schröder
Primary vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is a dynamic disease with several factors influencing its course. Therapeutic options range from watchful waiting to open surgery. Multiple risk factors for the development of pyelonephritis are identified, which then determine the decision for the appropriate treatment option. They include age, gender, history of pyelonephritis and renal scarring, bladder and bowel dysfunction (BBD), circumcision status and parental preference. The use of continuous antibiotic prophylaxis (CAP) is becoming increasingly controversial with antibiotic resistance being a major concern...
July 14, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697197/increased-and-normalized-uptake-of-18-f-fdg-in-a-case-of-bone-periprosthetic-infection-treated-by-antibiotics
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Valentina Lavelli, Cristina Ferrari, Artor Niccoli Asabella, Corinna Altini, Francesco Saverio Vella, Giuseppe Rubini
We report the case of a 69 years old man with left hip prosthesis, who presented clinical, biochemical and imaging signs of periprosthetic infection treated with linezolid, an antibacterial agent of the oxazolidinone class. Two weeks after this treatment, a fluorine-18-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) scan showed increased uptake in the skeleton and also increased uptake in several focal areas in the spine and near the prosthesis and the surgical wound on the left gluteus medius...
July 12, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690773/recent-advances-in-the-management-of-rectal-cancer-no-surgery-minimal-surgery-or-minimally-invasive-surgery
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REVIEW
Joseph M Plummer, Pierre-Anthony Leake, Matthew R Albert
Over the last decade, with the acceptance of the need for improvements in the outcome of patients affected with rectal cancer, there has been a significant increase in the literature regarding treatment options available to patients affected by this disease. That treatment related decisions should be made at a high volume multidisciplinary tumor board, after pre-operative rectal magnetic resonance imaging and the importance of total mesorectal excision (TME) are accepted standard of care. More controversial is the emerging role for watchful waiting rather than radical surgery in complete pathologic responders, which may be appropriate in 20% of patients...
June 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689570/rapid-depression-assessment-in-geriatric-patients
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REVIEW
George T Grossberg, David Beck, Syed Noman Y Zaidi
Depression is common in geriatric patients, especially in those with multiple comorbidities and polypharmacy. Depression in older adults is often underdiagnosed and undertreated. Initial screening for depression can easily be accomplished in the waiting room. Yet the clinical interview still remains the gold standard for diagnosing geriatric depression. Key components of the clinical interview are observant watching of the patient for the subtle signs of depression. Clinical interview should be done with sensitivity to the importance of privacy...
August 2017: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689541/-management-of-unexpected-cancer-in-locally-resected-colorectal-polyps
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Issam Al-Najami, Gunnar Baatrup
Excised colorectal polyps may contain unexpected malignancy. Once diagnosed histologically, further management is controversial, and little evidence exists to help in the choice between salvage bowel resection, local resection, systemic oncological treatment or watchful waiting. Choice of treatment must take patient-related factors as age and co-morbidity into consideration. Clinicians often face a dilemma concerning further treatment because of the scarce evidence. We want to establish a suggestion of a tailor-made treatment of malignant colorectal polyps based on the given evidence...
July 10, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686505/what-conclusions-can-be-drawn-from-the-stockholm-iii-rectal-cancer-trial-in-the-era-of-watch-and-wait
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B Glimelius, A Martling
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 7, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681158/sporadic-small-%C3%A2-20%C3%A2-mm-nonfunctioning-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasm-is-the-risk-of-malignancy-negligible-when-adopting-a-more-conservative-strategy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Claudio Ricci, Riccardo Casadei, Giovanni Taffurelli, Carlo Alberto Pacilio, Davide Campana, Valentina Ambrosini, Santini Donatella, Francesco Minni
BACKGROUND: The management of small (≤20 mm), nonfunctioning pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (pNENs) remains under debate. The European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society guidelines advocate the possibility of a conservative approach. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted to identify all studies comparing the risk of malignancy in small pNENs with respect to large ones (>20 mm). Malignancy was defined based on the presence of nodal metastases...
July 5, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680001/progress-in-the-management-of-atl
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Kenji Ishitsuka
Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) is a peripheral T-cell malignancy caused by human T-lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-1), and its prognosis remains poor. Three to five percent of HTLV-1 carriers, infected mainly by breast feeding, develop ATL after a latency period as long as 70 years. The standard of care for aggressive ATL and indolent ATL comprises intensive chemotherapy followed by allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, if applicable, and watchful waiting, respectively. Outside Japan, a combination of interferon-α and zidovudine has also been used as a therapeutic option for acute, chronic, and smoldering-type ATLs...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676107/study-protocol-multi-parametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-therapeutic-response-prediction-in-rectal-cancer
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Trang Thanh Pham, Gary Liney, Karen Wong, Robba Rai, Mark Lee, Daniel Moses, Christopher Henderson, Michael Lin, Joo-Shik Shin, Michael Bernard Barton
BACKGROUND: Response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) of rectal cancer is variable. Accurate imaging for prediction and early assessment of response would enable appropriate stratification of management to reduce treatment morbidity and improve therapeutic outcomes. Use of either diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) or dynamic contrast enhanced (DCE) imaging alone currently lacks sufficient sensitivity and specificity for clinical use to guide individualized treatment in rectal cancer...
July 4, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666536/a-cost-utility-analysis-of-5-strategies-for-the-management-of-acute-otitis-media-in-children
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Nader Shaikh, Emily E Dando, Mark L Dunleavy, Dorothy L Curran, Judith M Martin, Alejandro Hoberman, Kenneth J Smith
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether antimicrobial therapy in young children with acute otitis media reduces time to resolution of symptoms, overall symptom burden, and persistence of otoscopic evidence of infection. We used a cost-utility model to evaluate whether immediate antimicrobial treatment seems to be worthwhile, and if so, which antimicrobial agent is most cost effective. STUDY DESIGN: We compared the cost per quality-adjusted life-day of 5 treatment regimens in children younger than 2 years of age with acute otitis media: immediate amoxicillin/clavulanate, immediate amoxicillin, immediate cefdinir, watchful waiting, and delayed prescription (DP) for antibiotic...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655076/-diagnosis-and-treatment-strategy-for-clinical-complete-responders-after-chemoradiotherapy-for-rectal-cancer-is-watch-and-wait-policy-safe
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H W Yao, Y H Liu
Neo-adjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NACRT) combined with total mesorectal excision (TME) surgery is the main treatment for locally advanced middle-low rectal cancer, and NACRT significantly improves the local control rate of rectal cancer. According to the current guidelines, patients who receive clinical complete response (cCR) after NACRT are recommended for treatment with TME surgery. A few studies have shown that the watch-and-wait (WAW) policy is safe and could ensure anorectal function and quality of life in patients with cCR...
July 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635333/molecular-biomarkers-to-guide-precision-medicine-in-localized-prostate-cancer
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Minke Smits, Niven Mehra, Michiel Sedelaar, Winald Gerritsen, Jack A Schalken
Major advances through tumor profiling technologies, that include next-generation sequencing, epigenetic, proteomic and transcriptomic methods, have been made in primary prostate cancer, providing novel biomarkers that may guide precision medicine in the near future. Areas covered: The authors provided an overview of novel molecular biomarkers in tissue, blood and urine that may be used as clinical tools to assess prognosis, improve selection criteria for active surveillance programs, and detect disease relapse early in localized prostate cancer...
August 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632102/effect-of-transient-perturbations-of-short-term-memory-on-target-directed-blind-locomotion
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Sarah Piekarski, Yves Lajoie, Nicole Paquet
It is difficult to walk without vision to a nearby destination if there is a time delay between watching the destination and walking toward it. Indeed, path deviation occurred when delays were introduced before initiating straight ahead blindfolded walking (R. A. Tyrrell, K. K., Rudolph, B. G., Eggers, & H. W. Leibowitz, 1993 ). The questions are whether the location of a 60-s delay in the walking path and whether performing a cognitive task during the delay influence the accuracy in reaching a previously seen target while walking without vision...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Motor Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630719/hip-arthroscopy-results-in-improved-patient-reported-outcomes-compared-to-non-operative-management-of-waitlisted-patients
#17
Luke Spencer-Gardner, Ruch Dissanayake, Amir Kalanie, Parminder Singh, John O'Donnell
Hip arthroscopy (HA) is an established treatment option to address intra-articular pathology of the hip. However, some clinicians encourage non-operative management (NOM). Non-operative management may include active measures such as physiotherapy and intra-articular steroid injections, or NOM may involve so called watchful waiting with no active intervention. These approaches, along with surgery have been detailed recently in the Warwick Agreement, a Consensus Statement regarding diagnosis and treatment of Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome The aim of this study is to compare the change in clinical outcome scores of waitlisted patients with intra-articular hip pathology who receive no active treatment with matched controls that have undergone HA...
January 2017: Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624406/global-longitudinal-strain-in-asymptomatic-chronic-aortic%C3%A2-regurgitation-the-missing-piece-for-the-watchful-waiting-puzzle
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EDITORIAL
João L Cavalcante
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609648/when-no-treatment-is-the-best-treatment-active-surveillance-strategies-for-low-risk-prostate-cancers
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REVIEW
V Stavrinides, C C Parker, C M Moore
Although the incidence of prostate cancer is rising due to PSA screening and increased life expectancy, the metastatic potential of low-grade, organ-confined disease remains low. An increasing number of studies suggest that radical treatment in such cases confers little or no survival benefit at a significant cost to morbidity. Active surveillance is a promising management approach of such low-risk cancers: eligible patients are selected based on clinical and pathological findings at diagnosis and are regularly monitored with digital rectal examinations, PSA testing and biopsies...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595267/cholesterol-uptake-and-regulation-in-high-grade-and-lethal-prostate-cancers
#20
Konrad H Stopsack, Travis A Gerke, Ove Andrén, Swen-Olof Andersson, Edward L Giovannucci, Lorelei A Mucci, Jennifer R Rider
Lethal prostate cancers have higher expression of squalene monooxygenase (SQLE), the second rate-limiting enzyme of cholesterol synthesis. Preclinical studies suggested that aberrant cholesterol regulators, receptors, and transporters contribute to cholesterol accumulation uniformly. We assessed their association with features of aggressive cancers. In the prospective prostate cancer cohorts within the Health Professional Follow-up Study, the Physicians' Health Study, and the Swedish Watchful Waiting Study, tumor mRNA expression profiling was performed...
June 8, 2017: Carcinogenesis
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