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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543599/optimization-of-screw-fixation-in-rat-bone-with-extracorporeal-shock-waves
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Marianne K E Koolen, Moyo C Kruyt, Amir A Zadpoor, F C Öner, Harrie Weinans, Olav P van der Jagt
Screw fixation in osteoporotic patients is becoming an increasing problem in orthopaedic surgery as deterioration of cortical and cancellous bone hamper biomechanical stability and screw fixation. This might result in delayed weight-bearing or failure of instrumentation. We hypothesized that local peri-operative shock wave treatment can optimize osseointegration and subsequent screw fixation. In eight female Wistar rats, two cancellous and two cortical bone screws were implanted in both femora and tibiae. Immediately after implantation, 3...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543062/an-adaptive-vestibular-rehabilitation-technique
#2
Benjamin T Crane, Michael C Schubert
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: There is a large variation in vestibular rehabilitation (VR) results depending on type of therapy, adherence, and the appropriateness for the patient's level of function. A novel adaptive vestibular rehabilitation (AVR) program was developed and evaluated. STUDY DESIGN: Technology and procedure development, and prospective multicenter trial. METHODS: Those with complete unilateral vestibular hypofunction and symptomatic at least 3 months with a Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI) >30 were eligible...
May 23, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535455/the-effectiveness-of-telemedicine-delivered-opioid-agonist-therapy-in-a-supervised-clinical-setting
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Joseph K Eibl, Graham Gauthier, David Pellegrini, Jeffery Daiter, Michael Varenbut, John C Hogenbirk, David C Marsh
OBJECTIVE: Opioid use disorder has been declared a public health crisis across North America and opioid agonist therapy (OAT) is the standard of care for these patients. Despite the increasing adoption of telemedicine as a delivery method for OAT, its effectiveness has not yet been evaluated against traditional in-person treatment. This study compared treatment outcomes for in-person versus telemedicine-delivered OAT. METHODS: We conducted a non-randomized cohort comparison study using an administrative database for patients who commenced OAT between 2011 and 2012 across 58 clinic sites in the province of Ontario, Canada...
May 17, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525291/the-state-of-opioid-agonist-therapy-in-canada-20-years-after-federal-oversight
#4
Joseph K Eibl, Kristen Morin, Esa Leinonen, David C Marsh
Opioid agonist therapy was introduced in Canada in 1959 with the use of methadone for the treatment of opioid dependence. The regulation of methadone was the responsibility of Health Canada until 1995, when oversight was transferred to the provincial health systems. During the more than 20 years since the federal health authority transferred oversight of methadone to the provincial level, methadone programming has evolved differently in every province. The landscape of opioid dependence treatment is varied across the country, with generally increasing treatment capacity in all provinces and dramatic increases in some...
January 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524892/palliative-radiation-therapy-knowledge-and-referrals-among-primary-care-providers
#5
Sydney Schone
Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. Many individuals have significant symptoms related to this disease. Palliative radiation therapy (PRT) can relieve symptoms at the end of life for those with metastatic cancer. PRT is underused in treating patients with symptomatic cancer at the end of life, particularly in rural and remote settings, despite the evidence that supports it. The purpose of this evidence-based practice study is to (a) assess the knowledge of rural primary care providers about PRT, (b) disseminate evidence on the indications for PRT, and...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513213/remote-ischemic-conditioning-the-commercial-market-cellaegis-perspective
#6
Vera Belaoussoff, Rocky Ganske, Andrew Redington
Remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) is at a pivotal point in its evolution, both in terms of its adoption as a therapy and its viability commercially. The most usual way of inducing RIC, with a standard blood pressure cuff and a stopwatch, is time-consuming and potentially inaccurate and unsafe. Development of automated devices have facilitated large-scale randomized trials and will make clinical deployment of the technique more straightforward. Both the medical and commercial future of RIC will depend on the results of upcoming phase 3 pivotal trials...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508819/128-shades-of-red-objective-remote-assessment-of-radiation-dermatitis-by-augmented-digital-skin-imaging
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Richard Partl, Beata Jonko, Stefan Schnidar, Michael Schöllhammer, Max Bauer, Sanchit Singh, Julia Simeckova, Kathrin Wiesner, Andreas Neubauer, Harald Schnidar
The purpose of our investigation was to develop a novel and state of the art digital skin imaging method capable for remote monitoring and objective assessment of Radiation Induced Dermatitis (RID). Therefore, radiation therapy related side effects were assessed by medical experts according to Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) grade of severity in 20 female breast cancer patients in a clinical trial over the treatment time frame of 25-28 radiation cycles, 50.0-50.4 Gy each. Furthermore the intensity of developed skin erythema was documented by using conventional spectrophotometry plus digital skin imaging...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506978/addition-of-blood-pressure-and-weight-transmissions-to-standard-remote-monitoring-of-implantable-defibrillators-and-its-association-with-mortality-and-rehospitalization
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M Obadah Al-Chekakie, Haikun Bao, Paul W Jones, Kenneth M Stein, Lucas Marzec, Paul D Varosy, Frederick A Masoudi, Jeptha P Curtis, Joseph G Akar
BACKGROUND: Among patients with implantable defibrillators (ICD), use of remote patient monitoring (RPM) is associated with lower risk of death and rehospitalization. Standard ICD RPM can be supplemented with weight and blood pressure data. It is not known whether standard RPM plus routine weight and blood pressure transmission (RPM+) is associated with better outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: RPM+ patients (n=4106) were compared with patients who only transmitted standard ICD RPM data (n=14 183)...
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506913/predicting-determinants-of-atrial-fibrillation-or-flutter-for-therapy-elucidation-in-patients-at-risk-for-thromboembolic-events-predate-af-study
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Javed M Nasir, William Pomeroy, Adam Marler, Matthew Hann, Tina Baykaner, Ronald Jones, Richard Stoll, Katherine Hursey, Angela Meadows, Jennifer Walker, Steve Kindsvater
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common clinically significant cardiac rhythm disorder. There is considerable interest in screening for AF, as it is a leading cause of stroke, and oral anticoagulants (OACs) have been shown to significantly reduce the risk of stroke in patients with AF. Improved screening for AF with subsequent treatment may help improve long-term outcomes, but the optimal patient population and screening intensity are unknown. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we prospectively evaluated the use of the CHA2DS2-VASc score for the prediction of new-onset AF using insertable cardiac monitors (ICMs) and examined whether this screening led to the initiation of OAC therapy...
May 12, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506333/-home-etherapy-service-for-people-with-common-mental-health-problems-an-evaluation
#10
Judith Gellatly, Leanne Chisnall, Nic Seccombe, Kathryn Ragan, Nicola Lidbetter, Kate Cavanagh
BACKGROUND: Ensuring rapid access to psychological interventions is a priority of mental health services. The involvement of peer workers to support the delivery of more accessible treatment options such as computerized cognitive behaviour therapy (CCBT) is recognized. AIMS: To evaluate the implementation of a third sector remote CCBT @Home eTherapy service for people experiencing common mental health problems supported by individuals with lived experience. METHOD: Supported CCBT packages with telephone support were delivered over a 30-month period...
May 16, 2017: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504995/remote-ischemic-preconditioning-decreases-oxidative-lung-damage-after-pulmonary-lobectomy-a-single-center-randomized-double-blind-controlled-trial
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José García-de-la-Asunción, Laura Bruno, Jaume Perez-Griera, Genaro Galan, Alfonso Morcillo, Richard Wins, Eva García-Del-Olmo, Ricardo Guijarro, Benjamín Sarriá, Francisco Martí, Marina Soro, Francisco Javier Belda
BACKGROUND: During lobectomy in patients with lung cancer, the operated lung is often -collapsed and hypoperfused. Ischemia/reperfusion injury may then occur when the lung is -re-expanded. We hypothesized that remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) would decrease oxidative lung damage and improve gas exchange in the postoperative period. METHODS: We conducted a single-center, randomized, double-blind trial in patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer undergoing elective lung lobectomy...
May 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499867/glycine-nitronyl-nitroxide-conjugate-protects-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-against-hypoxia-reoxygenation-injury-via-multiple-mechanisms-and-ameliorates-hind-limb-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats
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Xiang Gao, Yue Bi, Kui Chi, Yang Liu, Tao Yuan, Xueyan Li, Wei Bi
Oxidative stress and inflammation play important roles in the pathogenesis of ischemia/reperfusion (I/R)-injury. The administration of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents has been applied to prevent I/R-injury for several decades. Of the numerous compounds administrated therapeutically in anti-oxidative stress, nitronyl nitroxide has gained increasing attention due to its continuous ability to scavenge active oxygen radicals. However, its effect is not ideal in clinical therapy. In previous study, we linked the anti-inflammatory amino acid glycine to nitronyl nitroxide and developed a novel glycine-nitronyl nitroxide (GNN) conjugate, which showed a synergetic protection against renal ischemia/reperfusion injury...
June 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495347/a-web-based-clinical-decision-support-system-for-gestational-diabetes-automatic-diet-prescription-and-detection-of-insulin-needs
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Estefanía Caballero-Ruiz, Gema García-Sáez, Mercedes Rigla, María Villaplana, Belen Pons, M Elena Hernando
BACKGROUND: The growth of diabetes prevalence is causing an increasing demand in health care services which affects the clinicians' workload as medical resources do not grow at the same rate as the diabetic population. Decision support tools can help clinicians with the inspection of monitoring data, providing a preliminary analysis to ease their interpretation and reduce the evaluation time per patient. This paper presents Sinedie, a clinical decision support system designed to manage the treatment of patients with gestational diabetes...
June 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495218/effects-of-hippocampal-low-frequency-stimulation-in-idiopathic-non-human-primate-epilepsy-assessed-via-a-remote-sensing-enabled-neurostimulator
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Thomas A Wozny, Witold J Lipski, Ahmad Alhourani, Efstathios D Kondylis, Arun Antony, R Mark Richardson
Individuals with pharmacoresistant epilepsy remain a large and under-treated patient population. Continued technologic advancements in implantable neurostimulators have spurred considerable research efforts directed towards the development of novel antiepileptic stimulation therapies. However, the lack of adequate preclinical experimental platforms has precluded a detailed understanding of the differential effects of stimulation parameters on neuronal activity within seizure networks. In order to chronically monitor seizures and the effects of stimulation in a freely-behaving non-human primate with idiopathic epilepsy, we employed a novel simultaneous video-intracranial EEG recording platform using a state-of-the-art sensing-enabled, rechargeable clinical neurostimulator with real-time seizure detection and wireless data streaming capabilities...
May 7, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494264/high-yield-scalable-and-remotely-drug-loaded-neutrophil-derived-extracellular-vesicles-evs-for-anti-inflammation-therapy
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Jin Gao, Sihan Wang, Zhenjia Wang
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are nanoscale membrane-formed compartments naturally secreted from cells, which are intercellular mediators regulating physiology and pathogenesis, therefore they could be a novel therapeutic carrier for targeted delivery. However, the translation of EVs is hindered by the heterogeneous composition, low yield, inefficient drug loading and unlikely scalability. Here we report a strategy to generate EVs using nitrogen cavitation (NC-EVs) that instantly disrupts neutrophils to form nanosized membrane vesicles...
May 3, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493653/technology-assisted-parent-training-programs-for-children-and-adolescents-with-disruptive-behaviors-a-systematic-review
#16
Amit Baumel, Aditya Pawar, Nandita Mathur, John M Kane, Christoph U Correll
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review digitally assisted parent training programs (DPTs) targeting the treatment of children and adolescents with disruptive behaviors. DATA SOURCES: A search was conducted using PubMed, PsycINFO, and EMBASE databases for peer-reviewed studies published between January 1, 2000, and March 1, 2016. Reference lists of included and review articles were searched manually for additional references. STUDY SELECTION: Broad search terms in varying combinations for parent, training, technologies, and disruptive behavior problems were used...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492285/prolonged-intracellular-accumulation-of-light-inducible-nanoparticles-in-leukemia-cells-allows-their-remote-activation
#17
Carlos Boto, Emanuel Quartin, Yijun Cai, Alberto Martín-Lorenzo, María Begoña García Cenador, Sandra Pinto, Rajeev Gupta, Tariq Enver, Isidro Sánchez-García, Dengli Hong, Ricardo Pires das Neves, Lino Ferreira
Leukaemia cells that are resistant to conventional therapies are thought to reside in protective niches. Here, we describe light-inducible polymeric retinoic acid (RA)-containing nanoparticles (NPs) with the capacity to accumulate in the cytoplasm of leukaemia cells for several days and release their RA payloads within a few minutes upon exposure to blue/UV light. Compared to NPs that are not activated by light exposure, these NPs more efficiently reduce the clonogenicity of bone marrow cancer cells from patients with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and induce the differentiation of RA-low sensitive leukaemia cells...
May 11, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490521/survival-in-women-versus-men-following-implantation-of-pacemakers-defibrillators-and-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-devices-in-a-large-nationwide-cohort
#18
Niraj Varma, Suneet Mittal, Julie B Prillinger, Jeff Snell, Nirav Dalal, Jonathan P Piccini
BACKGROUND: Whether outcomes differ between sexes following treatment with pacemakers (PM), implantable cardioverter defibrillators, and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices is unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: Consecutive US patients with newly implanted PM, implantable cardioverter defibrillators, and CRT devices from a large remote monitoring database between 2008 and 2011 were included in this observational cohort study. Sex-specific all-cause survival postimplant was compared within each device type using a multivariable Cox proportional hazards model, stratified on age and adjusted for remote monitoring utilization and ZIP-based socioeconomic variables...
May 10, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483812/coronary-plaque-characterization-in-psoriasis-reveals-high-risk-features-which-improve-following-treatment-in-a-prospective-observational-study
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Joseph B Lerman, Aditya A Joshi, Abhishek Chaturvedi, Tsion M Aberra, Amit K Dey, Justin A Rodante, Taufiq Salahuddin, Jonathan H Chung, Anshuma Rana, Heather L Teague, Jashin J Wu, Martin P Playford, Benjamin N Lockshin, Marcus Y Chen, Veit Sandfort, David A Bluemke, Nehal N Mehta
Background -Psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory disease associated with an accelerated risk of MI, provides an ideal human model to study inflammatory atherogenesis in vivo We hypothesized that the increased cardiovascular risk observed in psoriasis would be partially attributable to an elevated subclinical coronary artery disease (CAD) burden composed of non-calcified plaques with high-risk features. However, inadequate efforts have been made to directly measure CAD in this vulnerable population. As such, we sought to compare total (TB) and non-calcified (NCB) coronary plaque burden, and high-risk plaque (HRP) prevalence, between psoriasis patients (n=105), hyperlipidemic patients eligible for statin therapy under NCEP-ATP III guidelines (n=100) who were ~10 years older, and non-psoriasis healthy volunteers (HV) (n=25)...
May 8, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472896/is-there-a-rural-urban-gap-in-the-quality-of-hiv-care-for-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-hiv-positive-individuals-initiating-antiretroviral-therapy-in-british-columbia
#20
Lauren J MacKenzie, Mark W Hull, Hasina Samji, Viviane D Lima, Benita Yip, Wendy Zhang, Lillian Lourenço, Guillaume Colley, Robert S Hogg, Julio S G Montaner
Rurally located people living with HIV (PLWH) face unique challenges associated with remoteness that may negatively affect their HIV care outcomes. The Programmatic Compliance Score (PCS) has been used previously as a quality of care metric, and is predictive of mortality for treatment-naïve individuals initiating combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). This study looked at whether the rurality of PLWH impacted their PCS. PCS was calculated for PLWH (≥19 years old) initiating cART in British Columbia between 2000 and 2013...
May 4, 2017: AIDS Care
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