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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324820/the-relationship-between-motorcycle-rider-behaviour-questionnaire-scores-and-crashes-for-riders-in-australia
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A N Stephens, J Brown, L de Rome, M R J Baldock, R Fernandes, M Fitzharris
Motorcycle riders are over-represented in road fatalities in Australia. While riders represent 18% of the road users killed each year, motorcycle registrations constitute only 4.5% of the registered vehicle fleet. The Motorcycle Rider Behaviour Questionnaire (MRBQ) was developed with a view toward understanding behaviours likely to be associated with crash risk. These include behaviours that are either intentional (such as violations of road and speed regulations and stunts) or unintentional (such as errors relating to traffic or control of the motorcycle), as well as protective behaviours related to use of safety equipment...
March 18, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324047/functional-imaging-in-the-follow-up-of-enteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-clinical-usefulness-and-indications
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Elettra Merola, Marianne E Pavel, Francesco Panzuto, Gabriele Capurso, Noemi Cicchese, Anja Rinke, Thomas M Gress, Elsa Iannicelli, Daniela Prosperi, Patrizia Pizzichini, Vikas Prasad, Patrizia Kump, Rainer Lipp, Stefano Partelli, Massimo Falconi, Bertram Wiedenmann, Gianfranco Delle Fave
Context: Functional imaging tests (FITs) detecting somatostatin receptors expression (i.e., Somatostatin Receptor Scintigraphy, 68Ga-DOTA-peptide positron emission tomography/computed tomography) have a pivotal role in the diagnosis of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), while their indication during follow-up still needs to be clarified. Objective: Investigate the role of FITs after diagnosis of metastatic enteropancreatic NETs, identifying patients who might benefit from these exams...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286908/special-program-and-abstract-issue-of-the-13th-annual-congress-of-the-european-cardiac-arrhythmia-society-ecas-2-4-april-2017-rome-italy-congress-center-of-the-hotel-westin-excelsior-hotel
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March 13, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284477/lactobacillus-casei-rhamnosus-lcr35-in-the-management-of-functional-constipation-in-children-a-randomized-trial
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Katarzyna Wojtyniak, Andrea Horvath, Piotr Dziechciarz, Hania Szajewska
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of Lactobacillus casei rhamnosus Lcr35 (Lcr35) in the management of functional constipation in children. STUDY DESIGN: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted in 94 children aged <5 years with functional constipation according to the Rome III criteria. Children were assigned to receive Lcr35 (8 × 10(8) colony-forming units, n = 46) or placebo (n = 48), twice daily, for 4 weeks. The primary outcome measure was treatment success, defined as 3 or more spontaneous stools per week, without episodes of fecal soiling, in the last week of the intervention...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284207/dental-anomalies-prevalence-and-associations-between-them-in-a-large-sample-of-non-orthodontic-subjects-a-cross-sectional-study
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G Laganà, N Venza, A Borzabadi-Farahani, F Fabi, C Danesi, P Cozza
BACKGROUND: To analyze the prevalence and associations between dental anomalies detectable on panoramic radiographs in a sample of non-orthodontic growing subjects. METHODS: For this cross-sectional study, digital panoramic radiographs of 5005 subjects were initially screened from a single radiographic center in Rome. Inclusion criteria were: subjects who were aged 8-12 years, Caucasian, and had good diagnostic quality radiographs. Syndromic subjects, those with craniofacial malformation, or orthodontic patients were excluded and this led to a sample of 4706 subjects [mean (SD) age = 9...
March 11, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278744/from-women-s-irresponsibility-to-foetal-patienthood-obstetricians-gynaecologists-perspectives-on-abortion-and-its-stigmatisation-in-italy-and-catalu%C3%A3-a
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Silvia De Zordo
This article explores obstetricians-gynaecologists' experiences and attitudes towards abortion, based on two mixed-methods studies respectively undertaken in Italy in 2011-2012, and in Spain (Cataluña) in 2013-2015. Short questionnaires and in-depth interviews were conducted with 54 obstetricians-gynaecologists at 4 hospitals providing abortion care in Rome and Milan, and with 23 obstetricians-gynaecologists at 2 hospitals and one clinic providing abortion care in Barcelona. A medical/moral classification of abortions, from those considered 'more acceptable', both medically and morally - for severe foetal malformations - to the 'least acceptable' ones - repeated 'voluntary abortions', emerged in the discourse of most obstetricians-gynaecologists working in public hospitals, regardless of their religiosity...
March 5, 2017: Global Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277022/skin-cancer-risk-assessment-in-dark-skinned-immigrants-the-role-of-social-determinants-and-ethnicity
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Valeska Padovese, Gennaro Franco, Mariacarla Valenzano, Laura Pecoraro, Marina Cammilli, Alessio Petrelli
OBJECTIVES: Dark-skinned people have a lower incidence rate of skin cancer, in particular melanoma, which is detected at more advanced stages leading to poorer prognoses and long-term outcomes compared to whites. The gap in survival is due to some difficulty in melanoma detection, lack of attention from doctors and awareness by patients. This study aims to assess skin cancer risk awareness in dark-skinned immigrants and to determine the influence of socioeconomic factors and ethnic origin on behaviors...
February 23, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271513/proton-pump-inhibitors-for-functional-dyspepsia
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REVIEW
Maria Ines Pinto-Sanchez, Yuhong Yuan, Premysl Bercik, Paul Moayyedi
BACKGROUND: Functional dyspepsia (FD or non-ulcer dyspepsia) is defined as continuous or frequently recurring epigastric pain or discomfort for which no organic cause can be found. Acid suppressive therapy, including proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), has been proposed as a therapeutic option in FD, but its efficacy remains controversial. While PPIs are generally considered safe and well tolerated, they have been associated with adverse events, especially in the long term. For this reason, decisions on whether to initiate or continue PPI therapy should be made based on an appropriate clinical indication...
March 8, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262921/cardiomyopathy-in-patients-after-posttransplant-cyclophosphamide-based-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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Chien-Jung Lin, Justin M Vader, Michael Slade, John F DiPersio, Peter Westervelt, Rizwan Romee
BACKGROUND: The use of posttransplant cyclophosphamide (PT-Cy) has contributed significantly to the success of haploidentical hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). Furthermore, several studies have shown promising results in the human leukocyte antigen-matched setting. However, the use of high-dose cyclophosphamide has been associated with the development of cardiomyopathy. There is a paucity of data concerning posttransplant cardiac complications in patients undergoing PT-Cy-based HCT...
March 6, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261497/integrated-approaches-for-the-management-of-staple-line-leaks-following-sleeve-gastrectomy
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Mauro Montuori, Domenico Benavoli, Stefano D'Ugo, Luca Di Benedetto, Emanuela Bianciardi, Achille L Gaspari, Paolo Gentileschi
Introduction. Aim of the study was trying to draw a final flow chart for the management of gastric leaks after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, based on the review of our cases over 10 years' experience. Material and Methods. We retrospectively reviewed all patients who underwent LSG as a primary operation at the Bariatric Unit of Tor Vergata University Hospital in Rome from 2007 to 2015. Results. Patients included in the study were 418. There were 6 staple line leaks (1.44%). All patients with diagnosis of a leak were initially discharged home in good clinical conditions and then returned to A&E because of the complication...
2017: Journal of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256048/multiple-functional-gastrointestinal-disorders-linked-to-gastroesophageal-reflux-and-somatization-a-population-based-study
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R S Choung, G Richard Locke, C D Schleck, A R Zinsmeister, N J Talley
BACKGROUND: It is unknown why functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) overlap and limited information exists on risk factors for those with overlap. Our aim was to estimate the prevalence of combinations of FGIDs including reflux (FGIDs-gastroesophageal reflux [GER]), and evaluate potential risk factors for people with multiple disorders in a representative US community. METHODS: A population-based study was conducted by mailing a valid GI symptom questionnaire to an age- and gender-stratified random sample of residents of Olmsted County, MN...
March 3, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251729/sham-acupuncture-is-as-efficacious-as-true-acupuncture-for-the-treatment-of-ibs-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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C Lowe, A Aiken, A G Day, W Depew, S J Vanner
BACKGROUND: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients increasingly seek out acupuncture therapy to alleviate symptoms, but it is unclear whether the benefit is due to a treatment-specific effect or a placebo response. This study examined whether true acupuncture is superior to sham acupuncture in relieving IBS symptoms and whether benefits were linked to purported acupuncture mechanisms. METHODS: A double blind sham controlled acupuncture study was conducted with Rome I IBS patients receiving twice weekly true acupuncture for 4 weeks (n=43) or sham acupuncture (n=36)...
March 2, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243036/normative-values-for-stool-frequency-and-form-using-rome-iii-diagnostic-criteria-for-functional-constipation-in-adults-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Larry E Miller, Alvin Ibarra, Arthur C Ouwehand, Angela K Zimmermann
When designing clinical trials focused on functional constipation therapies, understanding the normative values of populations selected using the Rome III criteria is important for estimating baseline symptom severity, and for power analysis and sample size calculations. The objective of this review was to determine normative ranges for stool frequency and form in adults with functional constipation (Rome III criteria). Eligible studies reported stool frequency or form; random effects meta-analysis was performed with subgroup analyses to explore sources of heterogeneity...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217377/itopride-for-gastric-volume-gastric-emptying-and-drinking-capacity-in-functional-dyspepsia
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Shahab Abid, Wasim Jafri, Maseeh Uz Zaman, Rakhshanda Bilal, Safia Awan, Aamir Abbas
AIM: To study the effect of itopride on gastric accommodation, gastric emptying and drinking capacity in functional dyspepsia (FD). METHODS: Randomized controlled trial was conducted to check the effect of itopride on gastric accommodation, gastric emptying, capacity of tolerating nutrient liquid and symptoms of FD. We recruited a total of 31 patients having FD on the basis of ROME III criteria. After randomization, itopride was received by 15 patients while 16 patients received placebo...
February 6, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203450/the-effect-of-probiotic-yogurt-on-constipation-in-pregnant-women-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Aziz Homayouni Rad, Sakineh Mohammad Alizadeh Charandabi, Zahra Fardiazar, Kolsoum Shokri
BACKGROUND: Probiotics can alter the colonic microbiota and might improve bowel function. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the consumption of yogurt, enriched with Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus 4.8 × 10(10) (CFU) on the symptoms of constipated pregnant women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This triple-blind randomized controlled trial was conducted on 60 constipated pregnant women who were diagnosed by the ROME III criteria in Tabriz, Iran from December 2014 to July 2015...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177993/effects-of-hysterectomy-on-pelvic-floor-disorders-a-longitudinal-study
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Akin Firat Kocaay, Derya Oztuna, Filiz Akin Su, Atilla Halil Elhan, Mehmet Ayhan Kuzu
BACKGROUND: Hysterectomy might adversely affect pelvic floor functions and result in many different symptoms, such as urinary and anal incontinence, obstructed defecation, and constipation. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the influence of hysterectomy on pelvic floor disorders. DESIGN: This was a prospective and longitudinal study. SETTINGS: The study was conducted at the Ankara University Department of Surgery and the Dr Zekai Tahir Burak Women's Health Research and Education Hospital between September 2008 and March 2011...
March 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177172/a-single-center-prospective-double-blind-sham-controlled-randomized-study-of-the-effect-of-a-vibrating-capsule-on-colonic-transit-in-patients-with-chronic-constipation
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A D Nelson, M Camilleri, A Acosta, A Boldingh, I Busciglio, D Burton, M Ryks, A R Zinsmeister
BACKGROUND: In an open-label study of 26 patients with IBS-C and chronic constipation, treatment with a vibrating (VIBRANT) capsule twice a week for 7.5 weeks resulted in 88.5% responders. Effects on colonic transit are unclear. We aimed to compare effects of VIBRANT and sham capsule treatment on colonic transit in patients with functional constipation. METHODS: Patients with functional constipation (Rome III criteria) were randomized to VIBRANT or sham capsule treatment for 8 weeks and underwent scintigraphic colonic transit measurements during week 8...
February 8, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167214/doppler-endoscopic-probe-monitoring-of-blood-flow-improves-risk-stratification-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-severe-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-hemorrhage
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Dennis M Jensen, Thomas Og Kovacs, Gordon V Ohning, Kevin Ghassemi, Gustavo A Machicado, Gareth S Dulai, Alireza Sedarat, Rome Jutabha, Jeffrey Gornbein
BACKGROUND & AIMS: For 4 decades, stigmata of recent hemorrhages in patients with non-variceal lesions have been used for risk stratification and endoscopic hemostasis. The arterial blood flow that underlies the stigmata is rarely monitored, but can be used to determine risk for rebleeding. We performed a randomized controlled trial to determine whether Doppler endoscopic probe monitoring of blood flow improves risk stratification and outcomes in patients with severe non-variceal upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage...
February 3, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167156/eluxadoline-demonstrates-a-lack-of-abuse-potential-in-phase-2-and-3-studies-of-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome-with-diarrhea
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Reginald V Fant, Jack E Henningfield, Brooks D Cash, Leonard S Dove, Paul S Covington
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Eluxadoline is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of adults with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D). Eluxadoline is a locally acting mixed μ- and κ-opioid receptor agonist and δ-opioid receptor antagonist. The abuse potential of eluxadoline was evaluated as part of the Phase 2 and 3 clinical trials assessing the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of the drug. METHODS: One Phase 2 (IBS-2001) and 2 Phase 3 (IBS-3001 and IBS-3002) randomized controlled trials enrolled patients meeting Rome III criteria for IBS-D...
February 3, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148316/design-and-initial-results-of-a-programme-for-routine-standardised-longitudinal-follow-up-after-congenital-heart-surgery
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Sara K Pasquali, Chitra Ravishankar, Jennifer C Romano, Kristin Kane, Suzanne Viers, Andrea Kennedy, Nancy Burnham, Ray Lowery, Karen Uzark, Lauren Retzloff, Jonathon J Rome, Joseph W Rossano, John R Charpie, Thomas L Spray, Michael G Gaies, Richard G Ohye, J William Gaynor
BACKGROUND: With improvements in early survival following congenital heart surgery, it has become increasingly important to understand longer-term outcomes; however, routine collection of these data is challenging and remains very limited. We describe the development and initial results of a collaborative programme incorporating standardised longitudinal follow-up into usual care at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and University of Michigan (UM). METHODS: We included children undergoing benchmark operations of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons...
December 2016: Cardiology in the Young
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