St Marys Regional Medical Center

Reno, NV, United States

St Marys Regional Medical Center

Reno, NV, United States

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Deer T.,Center for Pain Relief | Pope J.,Summit Pain Alliance | Benyamin R.,University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign | Vallejo R.,Millennium Pain Center | And 12 more authors.
Neuromodulation | Year: 2016

Introduction Currently available central nervous system treatment strategies are often insufficient in management of peripheral neuropathic pain, prompting a resurgence of neuromodulation focused on peripheral pain. A new peripheral nerve stimulation device was investigated in a prospective, randomized, double blind, crossover study, looking specifically at efficacy and safety, with Food and Drug Administration oversight. Methods Prospective, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, partial crossover study to assess safety and efficacy. After IRB approval, patients were enrolled, implanted, and then followed for three months to assess efficacy and one year for safety based on Food and Drug Administration guidance. Results One hundred forty-seven patients were consented and screened for the study. Thirty-five did not meet inclusion or exclusion criteria. Ninety-four patients were implanted and then randomized to the treatment (45) or the Control group (49). The primary efficacy endpoint, three months after randomization to treatment, demonstrated that patients receiving active stimulation achieved a statistically significantly higher response rate of 38% vs. The 10% rate found in the Control group (p = 0.0048). Improvement in pain was statistically significant between the randomized groups, with the Treatment group achieving a mean pain reduction of 27.2% from Baseline to Month 3 compared to a 2.3% reduction in the Control group (p < 0.0001). During the partial crossover period, patients again demonstrated statistically significant improvement in pain relief with active stimulation compared to baseline. Further, the Treatment group had significantly better improvement than the Control group in secondary measures including but not limited to quality of life and satisfaction. Safety, assessed throughout the trial and with follow-up to one year, demonstrated no serious adverse events related to the device. All device-related adverse events were minor and self-limiting. Conclusion The novel peripheral nerve stimulation device is a safe and effective treatment strategy to address neuropathic pain of peripheral nerve origin. © 2016 International Neuromodulation Society.


Hatheway J.A.,Northwest Pain Care Inc. | Caraway D.,St Marys Regional Medical Center | David G.,University of Pennsylvania | Gunnarsson C.,CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting | And 3 more authors.
Neuromodulation | Year: 2015

Objective To compare health-care expenditures over a 12-month horizon for chronic pain patients with implanted intrathecal drug delivery systems (IDDS) who eliminated or continued systemic opioids postimplant. Methods Claims data from commercial and Medicare databases were searched for patients who had an IDDS, used systemic opioids before implant, and had 12 months pre- and 13 months postimplant continuous medical and pharmacy coverage. The number and characteristics of patients who eliminated or continued systemic opioids were determined at four times postimplant: 30 days (allowing a systemic opioid washout period), 120 days, 150 days, and 210 days. Multivariable models evaluated the effect of eliminating opioids on health-care expenditures at each of those times. Results Three hundred eighty-nine patients met inclusion criteria, and 51% completely eliminated systemic opioids (12% within the 30-day washout and an additional 39% by the end of the one-year horizon). Systemic opioid elimination within 120 to 210 days postimplant was associated with a reduction of $3,388 to $4,465 in inpatient and outpatient expenditures, and $4,689 to $5,571 in inpatient, outpatient, and drug expenditures. Conclusions Fifty-one percent of patients completely eliminated systemic opioids in the year after IDDS implant. This elimination resulted in a 10% to 17% reduction in yearly inpatient, outpatient, and drug expenditures. © 2015 International Neuromodulation Society.


PubMed | Marcus Neuroscience Institute, Casa Colina NeuroTherapeutics, The Center for Pain Relief, Arizona Pain Specialists and 12 more.
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Neuromodulation : journal of the International Neuromodulation Society | Year: 2016

Currently available central nervous system treatment strategies are often insufficient in management of peripheral neuropathic pain, prompting a resurgence of neuromodulation focused on peripheral pain. A new peripheral nerve stimulation device was investigated in a prospective, randomized, double blind, crossover study, looking specifically at efficacy and safety, with Food and Drug Administration oversight.Prospective, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, partial crossover study to assess safety and efficacy. After IRB approval, patients were enrolled, implanted, and then followed for three months to assess efficacy and one year for safety based on Food and Drug Administration guidance.One hundred forty-seven patients were consented and screened for the study. Thirty-five did not meet inclusion or exclusion criteria. Ninety-four patients were implanted and then randomized to the treatment (45) or the Control group (49). The primary efficacy endpoint, three months after randomization to treatment, demonstrated that patients receiving active stimulation achieved a statistically significantly higher response rate of 38% vs. the 10% rate found in the Control group (p=0.0048). Improvement in pain was statistically significant between the randomized groups, with the Treatment group achieving a mean pain reduction of 27.2% from Baseline to Month 3 compared to a 2.3% reduction in the Control group (p<0.0001). During the partial crossover period, patients again demonstrated statistically significant improvement in pain relief with active stimulation compared to baseline. Further, the Treatment group had significantly better improvement than the Control group in secondary measures including but not limited to quality of life and satisfaction. Safety, assessed throughout the trial and with follow-up to one year, demonstrated no serious adverse events related to the device. All device-related adverse events were minor and self-limiting.The novel peripheral nerve stimulation device is a safe and effective treatment strategy to address neuropathic pain of peripheral nerve origin.


Ding W.,California Pacific Medical Center | Lee J.,California Pacific Medical Center | Chamberlain D.,St Marys Regional Medical Center | Cunningham J.,Carson Urology | And 2 more authors.
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics | Year: 2012

Purpose: To determine whether post-treatment prostate-specific antigen (ptPSA) values at 12 months and other clinical parameters predict long-term PSA relapse-free survival (PRFS) following prostate seed brachytherapy. Methods and Materials: Records of 204 hormone-naïve patients with localized adenocarcinoma of the prostate treated at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Reno, NV, and at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center in Carson City, NV, between 1998 and 2003, using I-125 or Pd-103 seed brachytherapy, were retrospectively analyzed. Treatment planning was done using a preplanned, modified peripheral loading technique. A total of 185 of 204 patients had PSA records at 12 months after implant. Variables included were age, initial pretreatment PSA, Gleason score, T stage, National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) risk group (RG), perineural invasion (PNI), external beam boost, dose, and ptPSA levels at 12 months with cutpoints at ≤1, 1.01 to 2.00, 2.01 to 3.00, and >3.00 ng/ml. Results: Median follow-up was 80 months, and median age was 69 years. The numbers of patients stratified by NCCN low, intermediate, and high RG were 110:65:10, respectively. Monotherapy and boost prescription doses were 145 Gy and 110 Gy for I-125, and 125 Gy and 100 Gy for Pd-103 seeds, respectively. The median dose (D90) was 95.4% of the prescribed dose. The 5-year PRFS at the 12-months ptPSA levels of <1, 1.01 to 2.00, 2.01 to 3.00, and >3.00 ng/ml were 98.5%, 85.7%, 61.5%, and 22.2%, respectively. The 10-year PRFS at the 12-months ptPSA levels of ≤1 and 1.01 to 2.00 ng/ml were 90.5% and 85.7%, respectively. In multivariate analysis, both ptPSA and PNI were significant independent predictors of PRFS. Hazard ratios (HR) for ptPSA levels at ≤1, 1.01 to 2.00, 2.01 to 3.00, and >3.00 ng/ml at 12 months were 1, 4.96, 27.57, and 65.10, respectively. PNI had an HR of 6.1 (p Z 0.009). Conclusions: Presence of PNI and ptPSA values at 12 months are strong prognostic variables for long-term PRFS after definitive prostate brachytherapy seed implantation. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.


Mnatsakanyan E.,Northern Nevada Medical Center | Tung W.-C.,University of Nevada, Reno | Caine B.,St Marys Regional Medical Center | Smith-Gagen J.,University of Nevada, Reno
Cancer Causes and Control | Year: 2014

Purpose: To describe the epidemiological features and trends of cancer of unknown primary (CUP) in a large and diverse US population. Methods: The Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results registry was used to examine incidence rates, adjusted to the World Segi 1960 population, by demographic and tumor characteristics among patients diagnosed with CUP between 1973 and 2010. Annual percent changes in incidence rates were estimated using Joinpoint regression. Results: The incidence rate of pathologically investigated CUP was 4.1 per 100,000 and is consistent with reports from other countries. In the USA, CUP incidence rates have been decreasing since the early 1980s, 3.6 % per year in the last two decades. The USA experienced decreases earlier than other countries. US males and African Americans had the highest rates of CUP. The rates of non-microscopically confirmed CUP have dropped 2.6 % per year since 1973, but 24 % of CUP patients do not receive microscopic confirmation and 21 % of those with microscopically investigated cancer receive a vague histology (i.e., epithelial) diagnosis. Twenty percent of patients with pathological investigation receive radiation. Patients were twice as likely to be diagnosed with a non-pathologically investigated CUP if they were living in areas with the lowest income quartile relative to areas with the highest income quartile. Conclusion: Although the incidence of CUP is decreasing, we document CUP that may be due to insufficient diagnostic inquiry. Questions raised by the findings in this data provide hypotheses for further epidemiological and biological studies in the elucidation of CUP incidence and treatment. © 2014 Springer International Publishing Switzerland.


Goldstein H.B.,Johnson University | MacCarone J.,Johnson University | Naughton M.J.,St Marys Regional Medical Center | Aguirre O.A.,Milestone Inc. | Patel R.C.,Winter Park Urology Associates
BMC Urology | Year: 2010

Background. A prospective multicenter clinical study was performed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a bovine dermal graft (Xenform Matrix, Boston Scientific, Natick, MA, USA) during vaginal reconstructive surgery. Methods. Forty-five women with ICS stage 2 or higher pelvic organ prolapse (POP) were enrolled at 4 centers. POP-Q, pelvic floor function (PFDI-20), sexual function (PISQ-12), and patient satisfaction tools were used to assess subjects at baseline, and at 2 and 6 weeks, and 3, 6 and 12 months post surgery. The significance of symptom score changes at 6 months and 1 year were determined by the t-test for paired data. Forty-three of the 45 patients completed the 12 month study. Results. The majority of the subjects had cystocele (98%) and/or rectocele (84%) defects at study entry. At 12 months, 74% of the defects had improved to a stage 0 or 1. Mean PFDI-20 scores improved by 72% (p < 0.001) at 12 months, and PISQ-12 scores were maintained during the follow-up period indicating no decline in sexual function. Three subjects experienced one serious adverse event each; one of the adverse events (constipation) was deemed by the study physician to be unrelated to Xenform®. One subject had severe pyelonephritis resulting in dialysis. This subject had a previous history of pyelonephritis, sepsis and acute renal failure. The third subject had a reported recurrent cystocele of moderate severity, possibly related to the device. No graft related erosions or pain lasting more than 30 days were reported. No subjects withdrew due to an adverse event. Conclusion. This study is the first to investigate the use of Xenform® Matrix in vaginal reconstructive surgery among patients with POP. Significant improvement was maintained at 12 months utilizing both objective and subjective assessment tools, confirming the safety and efficacy of this material in vaginal surgery. Trial Registration. © 2010 Goldstein et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.


Knightly D.V.,St Marys Regional Medical Center
Radiology management | Year: 2010

St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, ME, was a recipient of the Putting Patients First grant program offered by AHRA and Toshiba. This article presents an overview of the grant activities and the salient findings. The dual focus of the best practice initiative was to promote the physician use of the evidence-based appropriateness criteria developed by the American College of Radiology and to determine ways to improve patient safety with an eye toward incorporating any best practice reported in the literature or recommended by bona fide experts in CT. Some of the resulting best practices consist of: optimizing scanning protocols and scanner settings, utilizing supplemental approaches to dose reduction, and referring patients to excellent online resources.


Chrysant G.S.,Baptist Medical Center | Horstmanshof D.A.,Baptist Medical Center | Guniganti U.M.,St Marys Regional Medical Center
Texas Heart Institute Journal | Year: 2011

Cardiac tumors are rare and usually indicate metastatic disease. Characterizing a tumor and reaching an exact diagnosis can be difficult. Diagnosis has been aided greatly by advances in imaging, such as cardiovascular magnetic resonance with the use of gadolinium-pentetic acid. Carcinoid tumors are neuroendocrine neoplasms that are found most often in the intestinal tract, although they can also develop in the lung, stomach, or heart. Herein, we report the case of a 72-year-old woman with a history of intestinal carcinoid disease and presenting symptoms of dizziness, fatigue, and chest pain. We used cardiovascular magnetic resonance with gadolinium enhancement to identify a large mass obstructing left ventricular outflow. The histopathologic results of an endomyocardial biopsy confirmed that the mass was a left-sided metastatic carcinoid cardiac tumor. To our knowledge, we are reporting the 1st combined use of clinical evaluation, cardiovascular magnetic resonance, and histopathologic studies to reach such a diagnosis. © 2011 by the Texas Heart ® Institute, Houston.

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