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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743130/sglt-2-inhibition-a-potential-new-treatment-for-diabetic-kidney-disease
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Robert D Toto
Diabetic nephropathy is the leading cause of kidney failure. Treatments with drugs that block the renin-angiotensin system have proven beneficial in slowing kidney disease progression among those with diabetes; their benefit is limited and they do not stop disease progression. Despite multiple clinical trials of various interventions including dual blockade of the renin-angiotensin system over the past 15 years, no new therapies have emerged to slow kidney disease progression in diabetes. SGLT-2 inhibitors are a new class of antiglycemic drugs that have been shown to lower blood glucose by inhibition of the sodium-glucose transporter 2 in the proximal tubule of the kidney...
July 26, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742713/does-prolonged-enteral-feeding-with-supplemental-omega-3-fatty-acids-impact-on-recovery-post-esophagectomy-results-of-a-randomized-double-blind-trial
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Laura A Healy, Aoife Ryan, Suzanne L Doyle, Éadaoin Bríd Ní Bhuachalla, Samantha Cushen, Ricardo Segurado, Thomas Murphy, Narayanasamy Ravi, Claire L Donohoe, John V Reynolds
OBJECTIVE: This randomized controlled trial (RCT) hypothesized that prolonged enteral nutrition (EN) with supplemental eicosapentanoic acid (EPA), an omega-3 fatty acid with immune and anabolic properties, may impact on clinical and nutritional outcomes. BACKGROUND: Esophagectomy is associated with significant weight loss and catabolism, and negatively impacts quality of life (QL). Strategies to counter sustained catabolism have therapeutic rationale. METHODS: This multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled RCT was powered on a 5% difference in lean body mass (LBM) at 1 month...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742505/effects-of-a-hops-humulus-lupulus-l-dry-extract-supplement-on-self-reported-depression-anxiety-and-stress-levels-in-apparently-healthy-young-adults-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-double-blind-crossover-pilot-study
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Ioannis Kyrou, Aimilia Christou, Demosthenes Panagiotakos, Charikleia Stefanaki, Katerina Skenderi, Konstantina Katsana, Constantine Tsigos
OBJECTIVE: The Humulus lupulus L. plant (hops) is used as a herbal medicinal product for anxiety/mood disorders. Our aim was to study the effects of a hops dry extract on self-reported depression, anxiety and stress levels in young adults. DESIGN: Apparently healthy young adults from our university completed the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale-21 (DASS-21) and those reporting at least mild depression, anxiety and stress were invited to complete the study intervention...
April 2017: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742409/the-effects-of-vitamin-d-and-evening-primrose-oil-co-supplementation-on-lipid-profiles-and-biomarkers-of-oxidative-stress-in-vitamin-d-deficient-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
#4
Khadijeh Nasri, Sedighe Akrami, Maryam Rahimi, Mohsen Taghizadeh, Masoud Behfar, Mohammad Reza Mazandaranian, Abbas Kheiry, Mohammad Reza Memarzadeh, Zatollah Asemi
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: There was inconsistent evidence about the benefit of vitamin D plus evening primrose oil (EPO) supplement intake on lipid profiles and reduced oxidative stress among women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The current study was performed to evaluate the effects of vitamin D plus EPO supplementation on lipid profiles and biomarkers of oxidative stress in vitamin D-deficient women with PCOS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was performed among 60 vitamin D-deficient women with PCOS...
July 25, 2017: Endocrine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742256/effect-of-chenopodium-ambrosioides-on-the-healing-process-of-the-in-vivo-bone-tissue
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Elizandra Silva da Penha, Rogério Lacerda-Santos, Maria Goretti Freire de Carvalho, Patrícia Teixeira de Oliveira
The focus of this double-blind randomized study was on evaluating the effect of an aqueous extract of Mastruz (Chenopodium ambrosioides L.) on the bone repair process in vivo. In total, 36 male Wistar rats were randomly selected for this study, and divided into 3 groups (n = 12): Group HS (Hemostatic Sponge), Group SM (Hemostatic Sponge with Mastruz) and Group BC (Blood Clot). In each animal, bone defects measuring 2 mm in diameter were performed in both tibias for placement of the substances. After 3 and 10 days, the animals were sacrificed, and the tissues were analyzed under an optical microscope relative to the following events: inflammatory infiltrate; necrosis; young fibroblasts; osteoclastic and osteoblastic activity; endosteal and periosteal bone formation; and bone repair...
July 25, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741871/pharmacodynamics-pharmacokinetics-safety-and-tolerability-of-the-novel-dual-glucose-dependent-insulinotropic-polypeptide-glucagon-like-peptide-1-agonist-rg7697-after-single-subcutaneous-administration-in-healthy-subjects
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Agnès Portron, Shirin Jadidi, Neena Sarkar, Richard DiMarchi, Christophe Schmitt
AIMS: To evaluate the pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics and safety of single subcutaneous (s.c.) injection of ascending doses of RG7697, a dual glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide/glucagon-like peptide-1 agonist, in healthy subjects. METHODS: A total of 51 healthy volunteers were enrolled in this double-blind, placebo-controlled study investigating RG7697 doses ranging from 0.03 to 5 mg. Adverse events (AEs) were monitored and drug concentrations, fasting glycaemic variables, vital signs, ECG, antibody formation and routine laboratory variables were assessed...
July 25, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741785/aspre-trial-performance-of-screening-for-preterm-pre-eclampsia
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Daniel L Rolnik, David Wright, Liona C Poon, Argyro Syngelaki, Neil O'Gorman, Catalina de Paco Matallana, Ranjit Akolekar, Simona Cicero, Deepa Janga, Mandeep Singh, Francisca S Molina, Nicola Persico, Jacques C Jani, Walter Plasencia, George Papaioannou, Kinneret Tenenbaum-Gavish, Kypros H Nicolaides
OBJECTIVE: To examine the performance of screening for preterm and term pre-eclampsia (PE) in the study population participating in the ASPRE (Combined Multimarker Screening and Randomized Patient Treatment with Aspirin for Evidence-Based Preeclampsia Prevention) trial. METHODS: This was a prospective first-trimester multicenter study on screening for preterm PE in 26 941 singleton pregnancies by means of an algorithm that combines maternal factors, mean arterial pressure, uterine artery pulsatility index and maternal serum pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A and placental growth factor at 11-13 weeks' gestation...
July 25, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741624/hormonal-cycle-and-contraceptive-effects-on-amygdala-and-salience-resting-state-networks-in-women-with-previous-affective-side-effects-on-the-pill
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Jonas Engman, Inger Sundström Poromaa, Lena Moby, Johan Wikström, Mats Fredrikson, Malin Gingnell
The mechanisms linking ovarian hormones to negative affect are poorly characterized, but important clues may come from the examination of the brain's intrinsic organization. Here, we studied the effects of both the menstrual cycle and oral contraceptives (OCs) on amygdala and salience network resting-state functional connectivity using a double-blind, randomized, and placebo-controlled design. Hormone levels, depressive symptoms, and resting-state functional connectivity were measured in 35 healthy women (24...
July 25, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741425/gabapentin-in-the-management-of-pain-following-tonsillectomy-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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James G Sanders, Claire Cameron, Patrick J D Dawes
Objective To determine if a single dose of oral gabapentin given prior to tonsillectomy decreases postoperative morbidity. Study Design Prospective randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Setting Southern District Health Board University Hospitals, New Zealand, over a 10-month period. Subjects and Methods Seventy-three adults undergoing tonsillectomy were randomized to receive either a single preoperative dose of oral gabapentin (600 mg) or placebo. A standard analgesic protocol was prescribed for 14 postoperative days...
July 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741385/efficacy-and-safety-of-teneligliptin-add-on-to-insulin-monotherapy-in-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-16-week-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-with-an-open-label-period
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Takashi Kadowaki, Kazuoki Kondo, Noriyuki Sasaki, Kyoko Miyayama, Shoko Yokota, Ryuji Terata, Maki Gouda
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of teneligliptin as add-on to insulin monotherapy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: In a 16-week, double-blind period, 148 Japanese T2DM patients with inadequate glycemic control with insulin and diet/exercise therapies were randomized to placebo or teneligliptin 20 mg. In a subsequent 36-week, open-label period, all patients received teneligliptin once daily. The primary outcome measure was change in HbA1c at the end of the double-blind period...
July 25, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741061/treatment-of-uncomplicated-recurrent-urinary-tract-infection-with-chinese-medicine-formula-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Shi-Wei Liu, Jie Guo, Wei-Kang Wu, Ze-Liang Chen, Ning Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate Chinese medicine (CM) formula Bazheng Powder () as an alternative therapeutic option for female patients with recurrent urinary tract infection (RUTI). METHODS: A randomized double-blinded trial was performed. Eligible female patients with RUTI were recruited from one hospital and two community health centers. By using a blocked randomization scheme, participants were randomized to receive a CM formula (10 herbs) for 4 weeks or antibiotics for 1 week, followed by 3 weeks of placebo...
July 25, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741060/efficacy-of-modified-wuzhuyu-decoction-granule-for-migraine-patients-with-cold-and-stasis-obstructing-meridian-syndrome-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Hong-Wei Liu, Yi-Huai Zou, Ke-Gang Cao, Li-Hua Yu, Yong Zhang, Cai-Hong Fu, Da-Yong Ma
OBJECTIVE: To study the efficacy of modified Wuzhuyu Decoction Granule (, MWDG) in the treatment of migraine patients with cold and stasis obstructing meridian syndrome. METHODS: This study was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. A total of 78 migraine patients with cold and stasis obstructing meridian syndrome were recruited and randomly assigned by a ratio of 2:1 into a treatment group (51 cases) and a placebo group (27 cases). Patients in the treatment group were treated with MWDG while placebo granules were applied in the control group...
July 25, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741050/risk-factors-for-progression-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-the-eppic-trials-and-the-effect-of-ast-120
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Gerald Schulman, Tomas Berl, Gerald J Beck, Giuseppe Remuzzi, Eberhard Ritz, Miho Shimizu, Mami Kikuchi, Yuko Shobu
BACKGROUND: Two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials (EPPIC-1 and EPPIC-2) investigated the efficacy and safety of AST-120, an oral spherical carbon adsorbent, in adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD). While the benefit of adding AST-120 to standard therapy was not supported by these trials, we performed a post hoc analysis to focus on CKD progression and to determine the risk factors for the primary endpoint in the EPPIC trial population. METHODS: In the EPPIC trials, patients were randomly assigned 1:1 to treatment with AST-120 or placebo...
July 24, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740811/change-in-daytime-sleepiness-and-cognitive-function-in-a-6-month-double-blind-study-of-lurasidone-and-quetiapine-xr-in-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Philip D Harvey, Cynthia O Siu, Antony D Loebel
Daytime sleepiness is a commonly reported adverse effect associated with psychotropic agents that may impair cognitive performance and functioning. The objective of this post-hoc analysis was to evaluate the long-term effects of lurasidone and quetiapine XR on daytime sleepiness and neurocognitive performance during a 6-month, double-blind continuation study, in subjects who completed an initial 6-week, randomized, placebo-controlled trial comparing these agents. Daytime sleepiness, cognitive performance, and health-related quality of life were assessed with the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), CogState computerized battery, and the Quality of Well-Being (QWB-SA) Scale, respectively...
September 2016: Schizophrenia Research. Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740734/effect-of-topical-nepafenac-on-central-foveal-thickness-following-panretinal-photocoagulation-in-diabetic-patients
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Nahla B Abu Hussein, Ahmed A Mohalhal, Dalia A Ghalwash, Ahmed A Abdel-Kader
PURPOSE: To evaluate effectiveness of topical nepafenac in reducing macular edema following panretinal photocoagulation (PRP). DESIGN: Prospective randomized double-blinded controlled study. METHODS: Sixty eyes of 60 patients having proliferative or severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy had PRP. Patients were then divided into two groups: nepafenac group (30 eyes) receiving 1% topical nepafenac eye drops for 6 months and control group (30 eyes) receiving carboxymethylcellulose eye drops for 6 months...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740537/the-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-invigorating-kidney-and-supplementing-qi-chinese-herbal-formulae-in-asthma-patients
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Lingwen Kong, Hongying Zhang, Yuxue Cao, Jingjing Le, Jinfeng Wu, Baojun Liu, Meixia Chen, Yijie Du, Jia Wang, Genfa Wang, Tao Yi, Xianmei Zhou, Gang Wang, Qing Miao, Suyun Li, Naiqing Zhao, Jingcheng Dong
BACKGROUND: The theories of Shen-reinforcement and Qi-supplementation are important in asthma treatment based on traditional Chinese medicine theories. Early studies suggested that Invigorating Kidney and Supplementing Qi herbal formulae, Bu Shen Fang Chuan (BSFC) and Bu Shen Yi Qi (BSYQ), conveyed promising results in asthma treatment. However, the efficacy and safety of the formulae need to be further investigated by a randomized double-blind clinical trial. METHODS: 328 eligible patients were randomly sent to BSFC, BSYQ, and placebo group...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740426/efficacy-of-flurbiprofen-8-75-mg-delivered-as-a-spray-or-lozenge-in-patients-with-sore-throat-due-to-upper-respiratory-tract-infection-a-randomized-non-inferiority-trial-in-the-russian-federation
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Eugenia Radkova, Natalia Burova, Valeria Bychkova, Robert DeVito
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of flurbiprofen 8.75 mg delivered as a spray or lozenge in patients with sore throat due to upper respiratory tract infection (URTI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This multicenter, double-blind, double-dummy, non-inferiority study randomized 440 adults with recent-onset, moderate-to-severe sore throat due to URTI to a single dose of either flurbiprofen 8.75 mg spray (n=218) or flurbiprofen 8.75 mg lozenge (n=222). The presence or absence of beta-hemolytic streptococci (A or C) was confirmed by culture tests (throat swab)...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740422/preoperative-intravenous-ibuprofen-does-not-influence-postoperative-narcotic-use-in-patients-undergoing-elective-hernia-repair-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-prospective-trial
#18
Lauren S Sparber, Christine Sm Lau, Tanya S Vialet, Ronald S Chamberlain
INTRODUCTION: Inguinal and umbilical hernia repairs are among the most common surgical procedures performed in the US. Optimal perioperative pain control regimens remain challenging and opioid analgesics are commonly used. Preoperative nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) administration has been shown to reduce postoperative narcotic requirements. This study sought to evaluate the efficacy of perioperative intravenous (IV) ibuprofen on postoperative pain level and narcotic use in patients undergoing open or laparoscopic inguinal and/or umbilical hernia repair...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740418/comparison-of-patient-controlled-intravenous-analgesia-with-sufentanil-versus-tramadol-in-post-cesarean-section-pain-management-and-lactation-after-general-anesthesia-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-controlled-study
#19
Xiaohui Chi, Man Li, Wei Mei, Mingfeng Liao
INTRODUCTION: Acute pain is a common complication following cesarean section under general anesthesia. Post-cesarean section pain management is important for both the mother and the newborn. This study compared the effects of patient-controlled intravenous analgesia (PCIA) using sufentanil or tramadol on postoperative pain control and initiation time of lactation in patients who underwent cesarean section under general anesthesia. METHODS: Primiparas (n=146) scheduled for cesarean section under general anesthesia were randomized to receive PCIA with sufentanil or tramadol...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740417/efficacy-and-safety-of-0-75-ropivacaine-instillation-into-subinguinal-wound-in-patients-after-bilateral-microsurgical-varicocelectomy-a-bi-center-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Wan Shou Cui, Yu Seob Shin, Jae Hyung You, A Ram Doo, Kiran Kumar Soni, Jong Kwan Park
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of 0.75% ropivacaine instillation into inguinal wound in patients who have undergone bilateral microsurgical varicocelectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighty-five men who were screened for bilateral varicoceles from March 2015 to July 2016 were randomized for the treatment. All patients underwent inguinal varicocelectomy by general anesthesia. After ligation of the internal spermatic veins from the spermatic cord, additional delivery of testis through inguinal incision site was done to ligate external spermatic veins and gubernacular veins...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
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