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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443142/effects-of-androgen-deprivation-therapy-on-hypercoagulability-in-prostate-cancer-patients-a-prospective-longitudinal-study
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Harmanpreet Kaur, D Robert Siemens, Angela Black, Sylvia Robb, Spencer Barr, Charles H Graham, Maha Othman
INTRODUCTION: Androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) is the mainstay of systemic therapy for advanced prostate cancer (PCa), but has significant adverse effects, including increasing concern for cardiovascular (CV) and thromboembolic (TE) complications. This study carefully investigates any relationship between ADT use and hypercoagulability as a possible mechanism of these adverse effects. METHODS: We performed a prospective, longitudinal study in a cohort of patients with advanced PCa initiating ADT (n=18)...
January 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440523/-outcome-of-watch-and-wait-strategy-or-organ-preservation-for-rectal-cancer-following-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-report-of-35-cases-from-a-single-cancer-center
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Aiwen Wu, Lin Wang, Changzheng Du, Yifan Peng, Yunfeng Yao, Jun Zhao, Tiancheng Zhan, Yong Cai, Yongheng Li, Yingshi Sun, Jiafu Ji
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety and efficacy of organ preservation surgery or "watch and wait" strategy for rectal cancer patients who are evaluated as clinical complete response(cCR) or near-cCR following neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT). METHOD: From March 2011 to June 2016, 35 patients with mid-low rectal cancers who were diagnosed as cCR or near-cCR following nCRT underwent organ preservation surgery with local excision or surveillance following "watch and wait" strategy in the Peking University Cancer Hospital...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439490/watch-and-wait-policy-in-advanced-neuroendocrine-tumors-what-does-it-mean
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EDITORIAL
Nicola Fazio
Neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) are a group of rare and heterogeneous malignancies, which can develop in various organs. The clinical course of NENs is quite heterogeneous, with different spontaneous growth rates after diagnosis, and different degrees of sensitivity to the same therapy even when they have similar characteristics. Watch and wait (W and W), is a term coined to indicate observation being conducted to assess the evolution of the tumor without administering any anti-tumor therapy. It has been applied to NENs since in extremely rare cases they tend to remain stable for a long time...
April 10, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438287/close-surgical-margin-after-conservative-parotidectomy-in-early-stage-low-intermediate-grade-parotid-carcinoma-outcome-of-watch-and-wait-policy
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Dominik Stodulski, Bogusław Mikaszewski, Hanna Majewska, Piotr Wiśniewski, Czesław Stankiewicz
AIM: The aim of the study was to assess the watch&wait strategy for management of patients with close surgical margin after conservative parotidectomy due to early low/intermediate grade parotid carcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Out of 78 patients operated on due to primary parotid gland cancer we selected 32 patients with a history of parotidectomy, and preservation of 7th nerve, with negative (≥1mm), but close (≤5mm) surgical margin and who did not receive supplementary radiotherapy due to other indications...
May 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436113/using-predictions-from-a-joint-model-for-longitudinal-and-survival-data-to-inform-the-optimal-time-of-intervention-in-an-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-screening-programme
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Michael J Sweeting
Joint models of longitudinal and survival data can be used to predict the risk of a future event occurring based on the evolution of an endogenous biomarker measured repeatedly over time. This has led naturally to the use of dynamic predictions that update each time a new longitudinal measurement is provided. In this paper, we show how such predictions can be utilised within a fuller decision modelling framework, in particular to allow planning of future interventions for patients under a 'watchful waiting' care pathway...
April 24, 2017: Biometrical Journal. Biometrische Zeitschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434040/primary-ventral-or-groin-hernia-in-pregnancy-a-cohort-study-of-20-714-women
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E Oma, M Bay-Nielsen, K K Jensen, L N Jorgensen, A Pinborg, T Bisgaard
BACKGROUND: Prevalence, management, and risk of emergency operation for primary ventral or groin hernia in pregnancy are unknown. The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalences of primary ventral or groin hernia in pregnancy and the potential risks for elective and emergency repair. METHODS: This single-institutional retrospective study included all pregnant women attending one or more prenatal consultations at Hvidovre Hospital, Denmark, during a 3-year period...
April 22, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419020/education-in-the-waiting-room-description-of-a-pediatric-emergency-department-educational-initiative
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Sarah Reid, Gina Neto, Sandy Tse, Ken J Farion, Ariyan Marvizi, Lauren Smith, Chantalle Clarkin, Kristina Rohde, Katherine Moreau
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to understand parents' awareness of and reactions to a slide presentation based waiting-room educational initiative. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study at a Canadian tertiary-care pediatric emergency department (ED) with an annual census of 68,000 visits. An anonymous parental survey was developed de novo, and parents were asked to complete the survey during their low-acuity ED visit over a 2-week study period...
April 18, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414682/a-left-main-coronary-artery-thrombus-presenting-as-a-non-st-elevation-mi
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U Ezema, D Daberkow, T Delord, L Guidry, N R Sells
INTRODUCTION: Left main coronary artery (LMCA); thrombus with an acute myocardial infarction identified with coronary angiography is a clinically rare condition with an extremely high mortality rate. We present a case of LMCA thrombus that presented as a non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI);. CASE: A 45-year-old woman with a history of tobacco use and hyperlipidemia presented with a complaint of 10/10 "hard pain" across her chest radiating to her left shoulder and breast which woke her from sleep...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412971/appraising-the-holistic-value-of-lenvatinib-for-radio-iodine-refractory-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-a-multi-country-study-applying-pragmatic-mcda
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Monika Wagner, Hanane Khoury, Liga Bennetts, Patrizia Berto, Jenifer Ehreth, Xavier Badia, Mireille Goetghebeur
BACKGROUND: The objective of the study was to reveal through pragmatic MCDA (EVIDEM) the contribution of a broad range of criteria to the value of the orphan drug lenvatinib for radioiodine refractory differentiated thyroid cancer (RR-DTC) in country-specific contexts. METHODS: The study was designed to enable comprehensive appraisal (12 quantitative, 7 qualitative criteria) in the current disease context (watchful waiting, sorafenib) of France, Italy and Spain...
April 17, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409743/pet-neck-a-multicentre-randomised-phase-iii-non-inferiority-trial-comparing-a-positron-emission-tomography-computerised-tomography-guided-watch-and-wait-policy-with-planned-neck-dissection-in-the-management-of-locally-advanced-n2-n3-nodal-metastases-in-patients
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Hisham Mehanna, Chris C McConkey, Joy K Rahman, Wai-Lup Wong, Alison F Smith, Chris Nutting, Andrew Gj Hartley, Peter Hall, Claire Hulme, Dharmesh K Patel, Sandra Ventorin von Zeidler, Max Robinson, Bal Sanghera, Lydia Fresco, Janet A Dunn
BACKGROUND: Planned neck dissection (ND) after radical chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for locally advanced nodal metastases in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) remains controversial. Thirty per cent of ND specimens show histological evidence of tumour. Consequently, a significant proportion of clinicians still practise planned ND. Fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (PET)-computerised tomography (CT) scanning demonstrated high negative predictive values for persistent nodal disease, providing a possible alternative paradigm to ND...
April 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405758/-prognosis-and-treatment-of-macular-bleeding-in-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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H T Agostini, S Bopp, N Feltgen
Macular bleeding is associated with an acute loss of visual function and is frequently a complication of neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Blood degradation products can lead to permanent retinal neuronal damage over time. The extent of the bleeding is correlated to the coagulation status of the patient. The treatment strategy depends on the age, size and exact location of the bleeding. The spectrum of therapeutic options ranges from watchful waiting to large scale vitrectomy with removal of subretinal mass bleeding...
April 12, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398399/-acute-aortic-dissection-during-ineffective-attempt-of-transcatheter-implant-of-a-fully-resheathable-respositionable-and-retrievable-aortic-valve
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Annamaria Dachille, Fortunato Iacovelli, Francesco Giardinelli, Emanuela De Cillis, Nicola Signore, Marco Matteo Ciccone, Stefano Favale, Gaetano Contegiacomo, Alessandro Santo Bortone
Aortic injury is a rare but severe complication that may occur during transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Few patients with type A dissection are treated surgically because of the high rate of postoperative mortality and neurological complications in this high-risk population; thoracic endovascular aortic repair is rare too, and technically challenging because of the anatomical variations of spiral type A aortic dissection. Sometimes a watchful waiting strategy could be the best solution. We report the case of an acute, extended aortic type A dissection occurred during a TAVI procedure, probably due to the rupture of the dedicated sheath, and conservatively managed...
February 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396368/individual-utilisation-thresholds-and-exploring-how-gps-knowledge-of-their-patients-affects-diagnosis-a-qualitative-study-in-primary-care
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Matthias Michiels-Corsten, Stefan Bösner, Norbert Donner-Banzhoff
BACKGROUND: One of the tenets of general practice is that continuity of care has a beneficial effect on patient care. However, little is known about how continuity can have an impact on the diagnostic reasoning of GPs. AIM: To explore GPs' diagnostic strategies by examining GPs' reflections on their patients' individual thresholds for seeking medical attention, how they arrive at their estimations, and which conclusions they draw. DESIGN AND SETTING: Qualitative study with 12 GPs in urban and rural practices in Germany...
May 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392368/passive-ultra-brief-video-training-improves-performance-of-compression-only-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation
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Justin L Benoit, Jennifer Vogele, Kimberly W Hart, Christopher J Lindsell, Jason T McMullan
BACKGROUND: Bystander compression-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) improves survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. To broaden CPR training, 1-2min ultra-brief videos have been disseminated via the Internet and television. Our objective was to determine whether participants passively exposed to a televised ultra-brief video perform CPR better than unexposed controls. METHODS: This before-and-after study was conducted with non-patients in an urban Emergency Department waiting room...
April 6, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386720/subcentimeter-hypervascular-nodules-with-typical-imaging-findings-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-on-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-mri-outcomes-of-early-treatment-and-watchful-waiting
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Jung Han Woo, Kyoung Doo Song, Seong Hyun Kim
OBJECTIVES: To compare treatment outcomes of subcentimeter hypervascular nodules at high risk for developing into hepatocellular carcinomas (SHNHR) between early treatment and watchful waiting until progression to overt hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) groups. METHODS: SHNHRs were defined as subcentimeter hypervascular nodules with the usual imaging features of HCC on gadoxetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Among 63 patients with 74 SHNHRs, 27 (37 SHNHRs) received early treatment (treatment of < 1 cm nodules), and 36 (37 SHNHRs) underwent watchful waiting until progression to overt HCC...
April 6, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372534/panel-7-otitis-media-treatment-and-complications
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Anne G M Schilder, Tal Marom, Mahmood F Bhutta, Margaretha L Casselbrant, Harvey Coates, Marie Gisselsson-Solén, Amanda J Hall, Paola Marchisio, Aino Ruohola, Roderick P Venekamp, Ellen M Mandel
Objective We aimed to summarize key articles published between 2011 and 2015 on the treatment of (recurrent) acute otitis media, otitis media with effusion, tympanostomy tube otorrhea, chronic suppurative otitis media and complications of otitis media, and their implications for clinical practice. Data Sources PubMed, Ovid Medline, the Cochrane Library, and Clinical Evidence (BMJ Publishing). Review Methods All types of articles related to otitis media treatment and complications between June 2011 and March 2015 were identified...
April 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370440/hypertension-at-late-preterm-gestation-deliver-immediately-or-watch-and-wait
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Elaine M Boyle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364827/common-decisions-made-and-actions-taken-during-small-animal-consultations-at-eight-first-opinion-practices-in-the-united-kingdom
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N J Robinson, M L Brennan, M Cobb, R S Dean
In order for veterinary surgeons to undertake an evidence-based approach to making decisions about their patients, it is important that new evidence is generated to support the clinical decision-making process. Many of the decisions are likely to be around the actions taken to treat or manage health problems discussed during the consultation, and little is currently known about the factors which affect the type of action taken. The aim of this study was to determine the decisions made and actions taken for health problems discussed during first-opinion small-animal consultations, as well as identifying factors which may affect the decision-making process...
April 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357672/overview-of-targeted-therapies-for-adult-t-cell-leukemia-lymphoma
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Rihab Nasr, Ambroise Marçais, Olivier Hermine, Ali Bazarbachi
Adult T-Cell Leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) is the first human malignancy associated with a chronic infection by a retrovirus, the human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I). ATL occurs, after a long latency period, only in about 5% of 10-20 millions infected individuals. ATL has a dismal prognosis with a median survival of less than 1 year, mainly due to its resistance to chemotherapy and to a profound immunosuppression. The viral oncoprotein, Tax, plays a major role in ATL oncogenic transformation by interfering with cell proliferation, cell cycle, apoptosis, and DNA repair...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351437/-a-neonate-with-a-mass-on-the-upper-back
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J C Naafs, K Sax, M E van der Putten
Immediately after birth, a skin-covered mass with weak consistency was noted on the back of a full-term newborn boy. Ultrasound and MRI (performed to exclude spina bifida occulta) showed a multicystic venolymphatic malformation. Sclerotherapy or surgical excision are possible treatments. In asymptomatic patients, however, a watchful waiting approach is used.
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
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