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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340680/association-of-bariatric-surgery-vs-medical-obesity-treatment-with-long-term-medical-complications-and-obesity-related-comorbidities
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Gunn Signe Jakobsen, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen, Rune Sandbu, Njord Nordstrand, Dag Hofsø, Morten Lindberg, Jens Kristoffer Hertel, Jøran Hjelmesæth
Importance: The association of bariatric surgery and specialized medical obesity treatment with beneficial and detrimental outcomes remains uncertain. Objective: To compare changes in obesity-related comorbidities in patients with severe obesity (body mass index ≥40 or ≥35 and at least 1 comorbidity) undergoing bariatric surgery or specialized medical treatment. Design, Setting, and Participants: Cohort study with baseline data of exposures from November 2005 through July 2010 and follow-up data from 2006 until death or through December 2015 at a tertiary care outpatient center, Vestfold Hospital Trust, Norway...
January 16, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314270/association-of-leptin-with-disease-severity-and-inflammation-indicators-in-chinese-obese-children-with-allergic-rhinitis
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Wenlong Liu, Qingxiang Zeng, Lifeng Zhou, Renzhong Luo, Haipeng Dong
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of both obesity and allergic diseases in children has increased over the last several decades. However, the direct relationship between diverse allergic diseases and obesity has varied in different studies. Therefore, we aimed to examine the effect of obesity on the incidence and severity of allergic rhinitis (AR) and the possible key inflammation mediators during AR. METHODS: A total of 3,126 healthy students (without chronic diseases) were recruited from 14 randomly selected secondary schools in Guangzhou, China...
January 4, 2018: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275579/-risk-factors-associated-with-massive-drainage-after-posterior-spinal-orthopaedic-surgery-for-adolescent-scoliosis
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N Li, R Jia, X P Gu, Z L Ma
Objective: To identify risk factors that influence the massive drainage after posterior spinal orthopaedic surgery for adolescent scoliosis. Methods: A total of 1 461 patients from 11 to 18 years old diagnosed with adolescent scoliosis who underwent first posterior spinal orthopaedic surgery in affiliated Drum Tower Hospital, Medical School of Nanjing University between November 2010 and October 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were categorized on the basis of massive or normal drainage, with the boundary 30(th) percentile of drainage/estimated blood volume...
November 28, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240265/bone-mineral-density-and-its-serial-changes-are-associated-with-pth-levels-in-pseudohypoparathyroidism-type-1b-patients
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Xueying Chu, Yan Zhu, Ou Wang, Min Nie, Tingting Quan, Yu Xue, Wenbo Wang, Yan Jiang, Mei Li, Weibo Xia, Xiaoping Xing
BACKGROUND: Bone responsiveness to serum PTH in pseudohypoparathyroidism 1B (PHP1B) is controversial. OBJECTIVE: Forty-eight PHP1B patients diagnosed by molecular analysis were recruited from 2000 to 2016 from the Peking Union Medical College Hospital. Fifty-five gender-matched non-surgical hypoparathyroidism (NS-HP) patients were selected and included for comparison. METHODS: Basic information, laboratory test and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry results were collected...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238506/comparison-of-the-effect-of-topiramate-versus-gabapentin-on-neuropathic-pain-in-patients-with-polyneuropathy-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Surena Nazarbaghi, Mohammad Reza Amiri-Nikpour, Aynaz Foroughi Eghbal, Rohollah Valizadeh
Background: Neuropathic pain is one of the most common complaints of neurologic clinics. Neuropathic pain is common and important and has inappropriate complications, and despite their importance, there is no effective treatment for them. Objective: Because of the importance of neuropathic pain and safe and effective treatment, in this study, we determined the effect of topiramate versus gabapentin in patients with neuropathic pain. Methods: In this randomized clinical trial, 30 patients with pain attributed to neuropathy who had at least one month of neuropathic pain in one area, were randomized to receive either gabapentin, titrated from 300 mg/day to a maximum of 900 mg/day or topiramate, titrated from 50 mg/day to a maximum of 100 mg/day after a 4-week period in the neurology clinic of Imam Khomeini Hospital of Urmia city, Iran in 2015...
October 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225908/an-unusual-presentation-of-tyrosine-hydroxylase-deficiency
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Linn E Katus, Steven J Frucht
Background: Dopa-responsive dystonia (DRD) has largely been associated with autosomal dominant mutations in the GCH1 gene leading to GTP cyclohydrolase 1 deficiency. More recently, a deficiency in tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) has been recognized to cause DRD. This is a rare disorder resulting from genetic mutations in the TH gene on chromosome 11. The phenotype ranges from DRD with complete resolution on levodopa to infantile parkinsonism and encephalopathy only partially responsive to levodopa...
2017: Journal of Clinical Movement Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220423/tpeak-tend-interval-during-therapeutic-hypothermia-can-predict-upcoming-ventricular-fibrillation-in-subjects-with-aborted-arrhythmic-sudden-cardiac-death-3-years-follow-up-results
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Namsik Yoon, Seo Hong, Aaron Glass, Sung Soo Kim, Min Chul Kim, Jae Yeong Cho, Ki Hong Lee, Doo Sun Sim, Hyun Ju Yoon, Kye Hun Kim, Young Joon Hong, Hyung Wook Park, Ju Han Kim, Youngkeun Ahn, Myung Jeong, Jong Chun Park, Jeong Gwan Cho
Aims: Prolonged Tpeak-Tend interval has been shown to be markers of arrhythmogenesis in various cardiac disorders. However, its dynamicity is one of the obstacles to predict fatal ventricular arrhythmia. This study investigated whether Tpeak-Tend interval during therapeutic hypothermia (TH) is associated with ventricular fibrillation (VF) inducibility and clinical arrhythmia in subjects with aborted arrhythmic sudden cardiac death (SCD). Methods and results: The study group included 31 patients (24 males, age 39...
December 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207379/practical-recommendations-of-the-obesity-management-task-force-of-the-european-association-for-the-study-of-obesity-for-the-post-bariatric-surgery-medical-management
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Luca Busetto, Dror Dicker, Carmil Azran, Rachel L Batterham, Nathalie Farpour-Lambert, Martin Fried, Jøran Hjelmesæth, Johann Kinzl, Deborah R Leitner, Janine M Makaronidis, Karin Schindler, Hermann Toplak, Volkan Yumuk
Bariatric surgery is today the most effective long-term therapy for the management of patients with severe obesity, and its use is recommended by the relevant guidelines of the management of obesity in adults. Bariatric surgery is in general safe and effective, but it can cause new clinical problems and is associated with specific diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic needs. For clinicians, the acquisition of special knowledge and skills is required in order to deliver appropriate and effective care to the post-bariatric patient...
December 6, 2017: Obesity Facts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196854/fourteen-years-of-progress-testing-in-radiology-residency-training-experiences-from-the-netherlands
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D R Rutgers, F van Raamt, W van Lankeren, C J Ravesloot, A van der Gijp, Th J Ten Cate, J P J van Schaik
OBJECTIVES: To describe the development of the Dutch Radiology Progress Test (DRPT) for knowledge testing in radiology residency training in The Netherlands from its start in 2003 up to 2016. METHODS: We reviewed all DRPTs conducted since 2003. We assessed key changes and events in the test throughout the years, as well as resident participation and dispensation for the DRPT, test reliability and discriminative power of test items. RESULTS: The DRPT has been conducted semi-annually since 2003, except for 2015 when one digital DRPT failed...
December 1, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168570/specific-immunotherapy-in-lar-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-with-phleum-pratense-subcutaneous-allergen-immunotherapy
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Carmen Rondón, Natalia Blanca-López, Paloma Campo, Cristobalina Mayorga, Raquel Jurado-Escobar, Maria J Torres, Gabriela Canto, Miguel Blanca
BACKGROUND: Allergen immunotherapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for local allergic rhinitis (LAR) to house dust mites. Studies with pollen allergen immunotherapy are limited to observational studies. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of Phleum pratense subcutaneous immunotherapy (Phl-SCIT) in LAR. METHODS: In a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study, 56 patients with moderate-severe LAR to grass pollen received Phl-SCIT with a depigmented-polymerized pollen vaccine or placebo for the first year, and Phl-SCIT the second one...
November 23, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159003/toxic-adenoma-in-a-patient-with-thyroid-hemiagenesis
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Emin Gurleyik, Sami Dogan, Fuat Cetin, Fatih Gursoy, Alper M Ipor
Thyroid hemiagenesis (TH) is a rare congenital anomaly that is usually asymptomatic. Functional disorders of the thyroid make the patient symptomatic. TH is usually and incidentally established during evaluation of patients with symptomatic thyroid pathology. We report the case of a patient of TH who became symptomatic with hyperactivity of the gland. The patient presented with signs and symptoms of thyrotoxicosis. Physical examination revealed asymmetric nodular goiter at the right lobe. Biochemical analysis established the diagnosis of hyperthyroidism...
September 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155036/effectiveness-of-app-based-self-acupressure-for-women-with-menstrual-pain-compared-to-usual-care-a-randomized-pragmatic-trial
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Susanne Blödt, Daniel Pach, Sanna von Eisenhart-Rothe, Fabian Lotz, Stephanie Roll, Katja Icke, Claudia M Witt
BACKGROUND: Primary dysmenorrhea is common among women of reproductive age. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and oral contraceptives are effective treatments, although the failure rate is around 20-25%. Therefore additional evidence-based treatments are needed. In recent years, the use of smartphone applications (apps) has increased rapidly and may support individuals in self-management strategies. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the effectiveness of app-based self-acupressure in women with menstrual pain...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152675/a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-in-juvenile-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-positive-effect-on-trabecular-microarchitecture-using-hr-pqct
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G L Lima, J A Paupitz, N E Aikawa, J C Alvarenga, R M Rodrigues Pereira
In this randomized double-blind placebo-controlled 24-week trial, cholecalciferol supplementation at 50,000 IU/week effectively improved bone microarchitecture parameters in juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (JoSLE) patients, as assessed by high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) at tibia site. An increase in the trabecular number and a decrease in the trabecular separation were observed, suggesting that vitamin D supplementation may be recommended for JoSLE patients with its deficiency...
November 19, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142576/frequency-and-the-risk-factors-of-hepatitis-c-virus-in-pregnant-women-a-hospital-based-descriptive-study-in-gadap-town-karachi
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Kausar Jilani, Bushra Zulfiqar, Qadir Bux Memon, Muhammad Faisal Fahim
Objective: To determine the frequency and the risk factors of hepatitis C virus in pregnant women at Al-Tibri Medical College & Hospital in Gadap Town Karachi. Methods: This was a descriptive cross sectional study conducted at Obstetrics & Gynecology OPD of Al-Tibri Medical College & Hospital, Isra University Karachi Campus from 10(th) June to 10(th) September 2016. A total of 400 pregnant women of 16-45 years of age, who came in outpatient department for antenatal checkup were selected for the study...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133250/success-of-immunosuppressive-treatments-in-patients-with-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease
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Stephanie J Lee, Tam D Nguyen, Lynn Onstad, Merav Bar, Elizabeth F Krakow, Rachel B Salit, Paul A Carpenter, Morgani Rodrigues, A Marcie Hall, Barry E Storer, Paul J Martin, Mary E Flowers
Moderate to severe chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is treated with potent immunosuppressive therapy (IST) to modulate the allo-immune response, control symptoms and prevent further organ damage. We sought to understand the types of treatments used in clinical practice and the likelihood of successful treatment associated with each. A chart review was performed for 250 adult patients at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center enrolled in a prospective observational study. After a median follow-up of 5...
November 10, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132369/impact-of-pharmacist-led-medication-management-in-care-transitions
#16
Seungwon Yang
BACKGROUND: When patients are discharged from hospital to home, it is a highlighted vulnerable period for which medication - related problems are prevalent. Researchers have proposed a telephone follow-up intervention as a means to reduce hospital readmissions. However, the outcome of the intervention with the engagement of pharmacists in managing patients' medicines after discharge has not been well explored. The objectives of this study were (1) to determine whether a pharmacist telephone follow-up intervention focusing on patients' medicines management support is associated with a reduction in 30-day readmission rates and (2) to describe the number and types of pharmacist interventions in care transitions...
November 13, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123075/evaluation-of-the-awareness-of-attitude-to-and-knowledge-about-fertility-preservation-in-cancer-patients-among-clinical-practitioners-in-hong-kong
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J Pw Chung, T Th Lao, T C Li
INTRODUCTION: Individuals can be exposed to gonadotoxic agents in the course of treatment for cancers and other medical conditions. Fertility preservation refers to strategies that aim to preserve fertility by protecting it against the damage inflicted by gonadotoxic treatment. Many young patients are prescribed gonadotoxic treatment without prior counselling. This study aimed to study the awareness of, attitude to, and knowledge about fertility preservation among clinicians in Hong Kong...
November 10, 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120503/route-to-improving-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-glycaemic-outcomes-real-world-evidence-taken-from-the-national-diabetes-audit
#18
A H Heald, M Livingston, A Fryer, G Y C Moreno, N Malipatil, R Gadsby, W Ollier, M Lunt, M Stedman, R J Young
AIM: To use general practice-level data for England, available through the National Diabetes Audit, and primary care prescribing data to identify prescription treatment factors associated with variations in achieved glucose control (HbA1c ). METHODS: General practice-level National Diabetes Audit data on Type 1 diabetes, including details of population characteristics, services, proportion of people achieving target glycaemic control [HbA1c ≤58 mmol/mol (7.5%)] and proportion of people at high glycaemic risk [HbA1c >86 mmol/ml (10%)], were linked to 2013-2016 primary care diabetes prescribing data on insulin types and blood glucose monitoring for all people with diabetes...
November 9, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119085/pediatric-care-during-a-short-term-medical-mission-to-a-syrian-refugee-camp-in-northern-jordan
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Kenneth L Abbott, Catherine A Woods, Dahlia A Halim, Henna A Qureshi
Introduction: The Syrian refugee crisis, now in its 6(th) year, has displaced millions. Refugees depend on support from host nation governments and humanitarian organizations like the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS). We describe the delivery of pediatric care during a SAMS short-term medical mission to a refugee camp in Northern Jordan. Methods: The medical mission team encompassed dozens of specialties. Teams visited many sites, including the Zaatari refugee camp near the Syrian border...
October 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111872/views-of-clinical-trial-participants-on-the-readability-and-their-understanding-of-informed-consent-documents
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Rita Sommers, Cornelius Werendly Van Staden, Francois Steffens
BACKGROUND: One of the ethical imperatives for a valid consent process in clinical medication trials is that the process be guided by and recorded in an informed consent document (ICD). Concerns have been expressed, however, about readability and participant understanding of ICDs, which are often 10-20 pages long. Objective measures of readability and understanding have been used to support these concerns in several articles, but surprisingly the voice of trial participants on ICDs has not been heard in previous studies...
November 7, 2017: AJOB Empirical Bioethics
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