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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614953/forced-air-warming-for-rewarming-and-comfort-following-laparoscopy-a-randomized-controlled-trail
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Hsiao-Chi Nieh, Shu-Fen Su
We investigated the efficacy of a forced-air warming (FAW) system on postoperative rewarming and comfort in patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery. In this randomized controlled trial, a total of 127 participants were randomly divided into the FAW group ( n = 64) and control group ( n = 63). The esophageal temperature was measured every 30 min during surgery, and the tympanic temperature and comfort levels were measured preoperatively and in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU). Data analysis used the generalized estimating equation...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596746/a-systematic-review-of-psychosocial-interventions-to-cancer-caregivers
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REVIEW
Fang Fu, Huaijuan Zhao, Feng Tong, Iris Chi
Objective: To systematically review the effect of psychosocial interventions on improving QoL, depression and anxiety of cancer caregivers. Methods: We conducted a systematic review of psychosocial interventions among adult cancer caregivers published from 2011 to 2016. PsycINFO, PubMed, Proquest, Cochrane Library, Embase, Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA), Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and EBSCO, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) and WANFANG were searched...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587493/a-randomized-controlled-trail-of-a-new-treatment-for-labor-dystocia
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Eva Wiberg-Itzel, Susan Wray, Helena Åkerud
OBJECTIVE: Labor dystocia is an intransigent, high-profile issue in obstetric care. Amniotic fluid lactate (AFL) reflects the uterine metabolic status. High levels associate with subsequent need for operative intervention due to dystocia. In sports medicine it is known that lactic acid can affect muscular performance and can be decreased by bicarbonate given orally before physical activity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two hundred dystocic deliveries were included. At the confirmation of dystocia, the AFL- level was analyzed...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585508/-activity-trails-in-the-therapy-of-clinical-depression-a-randomized-controlled-equivalence-trial
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Daniel Niederer, Lutz Vogt, Volker Staschke, Catharina Maulbecker-Armstrong, Volker Beck, Winfried Banzer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Zeitschrift Für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558443/effects-of-different-durations-of-aerobic-exercise-intervention-on-the-cardiovascular-health-in-untrained-women-a-meta-analysis-and-meta-regression
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Yahui Zhang, Lisheng Xu, Xiaodong Zhang, Yang Yao, Yingxian Sun, Lin Qi
INTRODUCTION: Women's cardiovascular health is a hot topic. Exercise intervention is an effective method to improve the cardiovascular functions. The aim of this study was to systematically assess effects of aerobic exercise at different durations on the cardiovascular health of untrained women. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Published articles from January 1989 to March 2016 were identified using electronic databases (PubMed, Cochrane Library, Embase and Web of Science) for randomized controlled trails...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545073/the-clinical-efficacy-and-safety-evaluation-of-ticagrelor-for-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-general-acs-patients-and-diabetic-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Qiutong Tan, Xin Jiang, Sichao Huang, Tiantian Zhang, Lin Chen, Siwen Xie, Enpan Mo, Jun Xu, Shaohui Cai
OBJECTIVE: In this study, a systematic evaluation was conducted to estimate the efficacy and safety of ticagrelor for treating acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in general ACS patients and a diabetes mellitus (DM) group. METHODS: A search of PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Web of Science, CNKI databases was conducted to analyze relevant randomized controlled trails (RCTs) of ticagrelor treating ACS during 2007 to 2015. Article screening, quality accessing and data extracting was independently undertaken by two reviewers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543994/cognitive-enhancing-effects-of-rtms-administered-to-the-prefrontal-cortex-in-patients-with-depression-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-individual-task-effects
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REVIEW
Donel M Martin, Shawn M McClintock, Jane J Forster, Tin Yan Lo, Colleen K Loo
BACKGROUND: Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is an approved therapeutic treatment of major depressive disorder and has increasing clinical use throughout the world. However, it remains unclear whether an rTMS course for depression may also produce cognitive enhancement. In a recent meta-analysis of sham-controlled randomized controlled studies (RCTs) conducted in patients with neuropsychiatric conditions, no evidence was found for generalized cognitive enhancing effects across cognitive domains with active compared to sham rTMS...
May 24, 2017: Depression and Anxiety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511288/a-tele-health-follow-up-strategy-for-tight-control-of-disease-activity-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-of-the-non-inferiority-randomised-controlled-trail-the-tera-study
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Annette Thurah, Kristian Stengaard-Pedersen, Mette Axelsen, Ulrich Fredberg, Liv M V Schougaard, Niels H I Hjollund, Mogens Pfeiffer-Jensen, Trine B Laurberg, Ulrik Tarp, Kirsten Lomborg, Thomas Maribo
OBJECTIVE: To test the effect of patient-reported outcome (PRO) based tele-health follow-up for tight control of disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and the differences between tele-health follow-up performed by rheumatologists or rheumatology nurses. METHODS: A total of 294 patients were randomized (1:1:1) to either PRO-based tele-health follow-up carried out by a nurse (PRO-TN) or a rheumatologist (PRO-TR), or conventional out-patient follow-up by physicians...
May 16, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502461/meta-analysis-of-effects-of-voluntary-slow-breathing-exercises-for-control-of-heart-rate-and-blood-pressure-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-diseases
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Yan Zou, Xin Zhao, Yun-Ying Hou, Ting Liu, Qing Wu, Yu-Hui Huang, Xiao-Hua Wang
Rising heart rate (HR) and elevated blood pressure (BP) cause a greater frequency of cardiovascular events. Many patients cannot maintain target HR and BP using pharmacological therapies. To evaluate the effectiveness of voluntary slow breathing exercises in reducing resting HR and BP, we searched Embase (1974 to April 2016), PubMed (1966 to April 2016), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (issue 4, April 2016), and PEDro (www.pedro.org.au; 1999 to April 2016). The primary outcome was the mean change in HR at rest...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500554/circularly-permuted-trail-plus-thalidomide-and-dexamethasone-versus-thalidomide-and-dexamethasone-for-relapsed-refractory-multiple-myeloma-a-phase-2-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Yun Leng, Jian Hou, Jie Jin, Mei Zhang, Xiaoyan Ke, Bin Jiang, Ling Pan, Linhua Yang, Fang Zhou, Jianmin Wang, Zhao Wang, Li Liu, Wei Li, Zhixiang Shen, Lugui Qiu, Naibai Chang, Jianyong Li, Jing Liu, Hongyan Pang, Haitao Meng, Peng Wei, Hua Jiang, Yan Liu, Xiangjun Zheng, Shifang Yang, Wenming Chen
PURPOSE: Circularly permuted TRAIL (CPT) has exhibited promising efficacy as a mono-therapy or in combination with thalidomide for patients with multiple myeloma (MM). In this phase 2 study, the safety and efficacy of CPT in combination with thalidomide and dexamethasone (CPT + TD) was evaluated in patients with pretreated relapsed/refractory MM (RRMM). METHODS: Patients who received at least two previous therapies for MM were randomly assigned at a 2:1 ratio to receive treatment with CPT + TD or thalidomide and dexamethasone (TD)...
June 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496411/calf-compression-sleeves-change-biomechanics-but-not-performance-and-physiological-responses-in-trail-running
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Hugo A Kerhervé, Pierre Samozino, Fabrice Descombe, Matthieu Pinay, Guillaume Y Millet, Marion Pasqualini, Thomas Rupp
Introduction: The aim of this study was to determine whether calf compression sleeves (CS) affects physiological and biomechanical parameters, exercise performance, and perceived sensations of muscle fatigue, pain and soreness during prolonged (~2 h 30 min) outdoor trail running. Methods: Fourteen healthy trained males took part in a randomized, cross-over study consisting in two identical 24-km trail running sessions (each including one bout of running at constant rate on moderately flat terrain, and one period of all-out running on hilly terrain) wearing either degressive CS (23 ± 2 mmHg) or control sleeves (CON, <4 mmHg)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482405/-efficacy-and-safety-of-pegylated-interferon-%C3%AE-2b-injection-y-shape-40-kd-in-treatment-of-patients-with-genotype-1-6-chronic-hepatitis-c
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B Feng, J Shang, S H Wu, H Chen, Y Han, Y Q Li, D Z Zhang, L F Zhao, S F Wei, Q Mao, C B Yin, T Han, M R Wang, S J Chen, J Li, Q Xie, Z Zhen, Z L Gao, Y X Zhang, G Z Gong, D L Yang, C Pan, J F Sheng, H Tang, Q Ning, G F Shi, J Q Niu, G H Luo, Y T Sun, H You, G Q Wang, L L Zhang, J Peng, Q Zhang, J J Liu, C W Chen, X Y Chen, W Zhao, R H Wang, L Sun, L Wei
Objective: To investigate the efficacy and safety of the new investigational drug pegylated interferon α-2b (Peg-IFN-α-2b) (Y shape, 40 kD) injection (180 µg/week) combined with ribavirin in the treatment of patients with genotype 1/6 chronic hepatitis C (CHC), with standard-dose Peg-IFN-α-2a combined with ribavirin as a positive control. Methods: A multicenter, randomized, open-label, and positive-controlled phase III clinical trial was performed. Eligible patients with genotype 1/6 CHC were screened out and randomly divided into Peg-IFN-α-2b(Y shape, 40kD) group and Peg-IFN-α-2a group at a ratio of 2:1...
March 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471731/efficacy-and-safety-of-ashwagandha-withania-somnifera-l-dunal-root-extract-in-improving-memory-and-cognitive-functions
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Dnyanraj Choudhary, Sauvik Bhattacharyya, Sekhar Bose
OBJECTIVES: Cognitive decline is often associated with the aging process. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal) has long been used in the traditional Ayurvedic system of medicine to enhance memory and improve cognition. AIM: This pilot study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal) in improving memory and cognitive functioning in adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). METHODS: A prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted in 50 adults...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467128/cystodistension-is-there-evidence-to-support-its-use-in-current-practice-for-patients-with-overactive-bladder
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Aswini Balachandran, Jonathan Duckett
Cystoscopy and cystodistension have been part of common treatment protocols for a variety of bladder conditions for many years. However, the science behind the procedure is not strong and continued use of the operation may not be justified. Much research is old and was not planned or executed with the current rigour demanded by current trial methods. Newer treatments such as intravesical botulinum toxin have been extensively researched and found to be effective. This review article aimed to review the evidence behind the use of cystodistension for overactive bladder (OAB) with the aim of identifying the weaknesses in the current evidence...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459412/-high-flow-nasal-cannula-in-patients-after-trachea-extubation
#15
Jiawei Shen, Youzhong An
Acute respiratory failure (ARF) is one primary cause of intensive care unit (ICU) admittance, which is usually treated with intubation and mechanical ventilation in order to maintain a necessary ventilation and oxygenation function. After the remove of trachea tube, available oxygenation supports include nasal cannula, venturi mask, non-invasive ventilator and high flow nasal cannula (HFNC). In this article we reviewed the physiological mechanism related to HFNC therapy and trails about the application of HFNC in extubated patients...
January 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459397/-efficiency-of-novel-splash-proof-ventilator-circuit-component-on-vap-and-the-colonization-of-multiple-drug-resistant-bacteria-prevention-in-patients-undergoing-mechanical-ventilation-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-intervention-study-with-318-patients
#16
Songao Xu, Huijie Yu, Hui Sun, Xiangyun Zhu, Xiaoqin Xu, Jun Xu, Weizhong Cao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficiency of closed tracheal suction system (CTSS) using novel splash-proof ventilator circuit component on ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and the colonization of multiple-drug resistant bacteria (MDR) in patients undergoing mechanical ventilation (MV) prevention. METHODS: A prospective single-blinded randomized parallel controlled intervention study was conducted. 330 severe patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the First Hospital of Jiaxing from January 2014 to May 2016 were enrolled, and they were divided into open tracheal suction group, closed tracheal suction group, and splash-proof suction group on average by random number table...
January 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458075/executive-function-fails-to-predict-smoking-outcomes-in-a-clinical-trial-to-motivate-smokers-to-quit
#17
Andrew T Fox, Laura E Martin, Jared Bruce, Jose L Moreno, Vincent S Staggs, Hyoung S Lee, Kathy Goggin, Kari Jo Harris, Kimber Richter, Christi Patten, Delwyn Catley
BACKGROUND: Executive function (EF) is considered an important mediator of health outcomes. It is hypothesized that those with better EF are more likely to succeed in turning their intentions into actual health behaviors. Prior studies indicate EF is associated with smoking cessation. Experimental and longitudinal studies, however, have yielded mixed results. Few studies have examined whether EF predicts post-treatment smoking behavior. Fewer still have done so prospectively in a large trial...
June 1, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449910/effect-of-tai-ji-quan-training-on-self-reported-sleep-quality-in-elderly-chinese-women-with-knee-osteoarthritis-a-randomized-controlled-trail
#18
Jiaojiao Lü, Lingyan Huang, Xie Wu, Weijie Fu, Yu Liu
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of a 24-week Tai Ji Quan training program on sleep quality, quality of life, and physical performance among elderly Chinese women with knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: A 24-week randomized, controlled trial of 46 elderly women with knee OA. Participants were randomly assigned to either a Tai Ji Quan group (n = 23) or a control group (n = 23). Participants in the Tai Ji Quan group completed training sessions three times per week, while those in the control group had bi-weekly educational classes...
May 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431261/dietary-patterns-and-depression-risk-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ye Li, Mei-Rong Lv, Yan-Jin Wei, Ling Sun, Ji-Xiang Zhang, Huai-Guo Zhang, Bin Li
Although some studies have reported potential associations of dietary patterns with depression risk, a consistent perspective hasn't been estimated to date. Therefore, we conducted this meta-analysis to evaluate the relation between dietary patterns and the risk of depression. A literature research was conducted searching MEDLINE and EMBASE databases up to September 2016. In total, 21 studies from ten countries met the inclusion criteria and were included in the present meta-analysis. A dietary pattern characterized by a high intakes of fruit, vegetables, whole grain, fish, olive oil, low-fat dairy and antioxidants and low intakes of animal foods was apparently associated with a decreased risk of depression...
April 11, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424499/tamsulosin-for-treatment-of-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-in-women-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
H L Zhang, Z G Huang, Y Qiu, X Cheng, X Q Zou, T T Liu
Tamsulosin has been used for the off-label treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in women. Over the past few years, several randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have reported the clinical effectiveness and safety of tamsulosin for LUTS in women. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to perform a meta-analysis to evaluate the safety and efficacy of tamsulosin in treating LUTS in women, which may resolve some of the current controversies over use of the drug and provide more reliable evidence for the use of tamsulosin...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Impotence Research
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