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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747190/bone-mineral-density-in-people-living-with-hiv-a-narrative-review-of-the-literature
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M J Kruger, T A Nell
Bone health status is largely absent in South Africa, the main reasons being the absence and cost-effectiveness of specific screening equipment for assessing bone mineral density (BMD). Various risk factors seem to play a role, some of which can be modified to change bone health status. Urbanisation is also a public health concern. Changing nutritional, as well as social behaviour, play integral roles in the prevalence and incidence of decreased BMD. Furthermore, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) specifically, has a negative impact on BMD and although highly active antiretroviral therapy increases the prognosis for HIV-infected individuals, BMD still seem to decrease further...
July 26, 2017: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744243/the-odyssey-of-dental-anxiety-from-prehistory-to-the-present-a-narrative-review
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Enrico Facco, Gastone Zanette
Dental anxiety (DA) can be considered as a universal phenomenon with a high prevalence worldwide; DA and pain are also the main causes for medical emergencies in the dental office, so their prevention is an essential part of patient safety and overall quality of care. Being DA and its consequences closely related to the fight-or-flight reaction, it seems reasonable to argue that the odyssey of DA began way back in the distant past, and has since probably evolved in parallel with the development of fight-or-flight reactions, implicit memory and knowledge, and ultimately consciousness...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740929/preserving-the-legacy-of-reirradiation-a-narrative-review-of-historical-publications
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Carsten Nieder, Johannes A Langendijk, Matthias Guckenberger, Anca L Grosu
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to illustrate the historical development of reirradiation during several decades of the 20th century, in particular between 1920 and 1960. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We chose the format of a narrative review because the historical articles are heterogeneous. No systematic extraction of baseline data, treatment details, or follow-up care was possible in many cases. RESULTS: Both hematological malignancies and solid tumors were treated with a second course of radiation therapy, and indications included local relapse, regional nodal recurrence, and second primary tumors developing in a previously treated region...
April 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740372/pharmacological-treatment-of-osteoporosis-in-the-oldest-old
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A Vandenbroucke, F P Luyten, J Flamaing, E Gielen
The incidence of osteoporotic fractures increases with age. Consequently, the global prevalence of osteoporotic fractures will increase with the aging of the population. In old age, osteoporosis is associated with a substantial burden in terms of morbidity and mortality. Nevertheless, osteoporosis in old age continues to be underdiagnosed and undertreated. This may, at least partly, be explained by the fact that evidence of the antifracture efficacy of osteoporosis treatments comes mainly from randomized controlled trials in postmenopausal women with a mean age of 70-75 years...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738423/continued-statin-prescriptions-after-adverse-reactions-and-patient-outcomes-a-cohort-study
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Huabing Zhang, Jorge Plutzky, Maria Shubina, Alexander Turchin
Background: Many patients discontinue statin treatment, often after having a possible adverse reaction. The risks and benefits of continued statin therapy after an adverse reaction are not known. Objective: To examine the relationship between continuation of statin therapy (any prescription within 12 months after an adverse reaction) and clinical outcomes. Design: Retrospective cohort study. Setting: Primary care practices affiliated with 2 academic medical centers...
July 25, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738421/cardiovascular-disease-among-transgender-adults-receiving-hormone-therapy-a-narrative-review
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Carl G Streed, Omar Harfouch, Francoise Marvel, Roger S Blumenthal, Seth S Martin, Monica Mukherjee
Recent reports estimate that 0.6% of adults in the United States, or approximately 1.4 million persons, identify as transgender. Despite gains in rights and media attention, the reality is that transgender persons experience health disparities, and a dearth of research and evidence-based guidelines remains regarding their specific health needs. The lack of research to characterize cardiovascular disease (CVD) and CVD risk factors in transgender populations receiving cross-sex hormone therapy (CSHT) limits appropriate primary and specialty care...
July 25, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737048/ototoxicity-monitoring-in-children-treated-with-platinum-chemotherapy
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Beth Brooks, Kristin Knight
OBJECTIVE: To review the prevalence, mechanisms, clinical presentation, risk factors and implications of platinum-induced ototoxicity in paediatric cancer patients based on published evidence, discuss options for monitoring hearing in young children during treatment and review long-term follow-up guidelines. DESIGN: Narrative literature review. RESULTS: Children treated with cisplatin are at high risk of hearing loss and early, accurate identification of ototoxicity is important for medical decision making and hearing rehabilitation...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735579/directed-threat-imagery-in-generalized-anxiety-disorder
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C Buff, C Schmidt, L Brinkmann, B Gathmann, S Tupak, T Straube
BACKGROUND: Worrying has been suggested to prevent emotional and elaborative processing of fears. In cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) patients are exposed to their fears during the method of directed threat imagery by inducing emotional reactivity. However, studies investigating neural correlates of directed threat imagery and emotional reactivity in GAD patients are lacking. The present functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study aimed at delineating neural correlates of directed threat imagery in GAD patients...
July 24, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734936/rehabilitation-interventions-for-upper-limb-function-in-the-first-four-weeks-following-stroke-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-evidence
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Kimberley A Wattchow, Michelle N McDonnell, Susan L Hillier
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the therapeutic interventions reported in the research literature, and synthesize their effectiveness in improving upper limb (UL) function in the first four weeks post-stroke. DATA SOURCES: Electronic databases, trial registries and hand searching was conducted, from inception until June 2016. STUDY SELECTION: Randomised controlled trials (RCTs), controlled trials and interventional studies with pre/post-test design were included for adults within four weeks of any type of stroke with UL impairment...
July 19, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734184/an-empirical-review-of-potential-mediators-and-mechanisms-of-prolonged-exposure-therapy
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Andrew A Cooper, Erin G Clifton, Norah C Feeny
Prolonged exposure (PE) is an empirically-supported treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but the precise mechanism(s) by which PE promotes symptom change are not well established. Understanding how PE works is critical to improving clinical outcomes, advancing dissemination efforts, and enhancing transdiagnostic models of psychopathology. However, mechanisms research conducted in clinical treatment settings is complex, and findings may be difficult to interpret without appropriate context. This is the first review of potential mechanisms of PE to provide such context, by rigorously evaluating empirical findings in line with essential criteria for effective research on mechanisms (or mediators)...
July 11, 2017: Clinical Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733378/is-it-time-to-change-the-type-2-diabetes-treatment-paradigm-no-metformin-should-remain-the-foundation-therapy-for-type-2-diabetes
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Silvio E Inzucchi
Most treatment guidelines, including those from the American Diabetes Association/European Association for the Study of Diabetes and the International Diabetes Federation, suggest metformin be used as the first-line therapy after diet and exercise. This recommendation is based on the considerable body of evidence that has accumulated over the last 30 years, but it is also supported on clinical grounds based on metformin's affordability and tolerability. As such, metformin is the most commonly used oral antihyperglycemic agent in the U...
August 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733377/is-it-time-to-change-the-type-2-diabetes-treatment-paradigm-yes-glp-1-ras-should-replace-metformin-in-the-type-2-diabetes-algorithm
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Muhammad Abdul-Ghani, Ralph A DeFronzo
Most treatment guidelines, including those from the American Diabetes Association/European Association for the Study of Diabetes and the International Diabetes Federation, suggest metformin be used as the first-line therapy after diet and exercise. This recommendation is based on the considerable body of evidence that has accumulated over the last 30 years, but it is also supported on clinical grounds based on metformin's affordability and tolerability. As such, metformin is the most commonly used oral antihyperglycemic agent in the U...
August 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732758/effects-of-narrator-empathy-in-a-computer-delivered-brief-intervention-for-alcohol-use
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Jennifer D Ellis, Emily R Grekin, Jessica R Beatty, Lucy McGoron, Benjamin V LaLiberte, Damaris E Pop, Anthony P Kostecki, Steven J Ondersma
Computer-delivered, brief interventions (CDBIs) have been an increasingly popular way to treat alcohol use disorders; however, very few studies have examined which characteristics of CDBIs maximize intervention effectiveness. The literature has consistently demonstrated that therapist empathy is associated with reduced substance use in in-person therapy; however, it is unclear whether this principle applies to CDBIs. Therefore, the study aimed to examine whether the presence of an empathic narrator increased intentions to reduce heavy drinking in a CDBI...
July 18, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727801/proponent-or-collaborative-physician-perspectives-and-approaches-to-disease-modifying-therapies-in-sickle-cell-disease
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Nitya Bakshi, Cynthia B Sinha, Diana Ross, Kirshma Khemani, George Loewenstein, Lakshmanan Krishnamurti
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited blood disorder that primarily affects African-American and other ethnic minority populations. There are three available disease-modifying therapies for sickle cell disease: hydroxyurea (HU), bone marrow transplantation (BMT), and chronic blood transfusion (CBT). Since these treatments vary in their therapeutic intent, efficacy in preventing progression of the disease, short and long-term adverse effects, costs and patient burden, the decision-making process regarding these therapies is complicated for both the patient and healthcare provider...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725955/biologics-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-a-narrative-review
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Federica Vanoni, Francesca Minoia, Clara Malattia
In the past years, pediatric rheumatology has seen a revolution in the treatments for rheumatic diseases, particularly juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Even if nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), intra-articular corticosteroids (IAC) injections, and methotrexate remain the mainstay of the treatment for JIA patients, in aggressive disease, these treatments may be not sufficient to reach disease remission and to prevent long-term disability. Comprehension of immunological mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of the diseases allowed to conceive new drugs targeting specific steps of the immune response...
July 20, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720322/rodent-large-animal-and-non-human-primate-models-of-spinal-cord-injury
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Raffaele Nardone, Cristina Florea, Yvonne Höller, Francesco Brigo, Viviana Versace, Piergiorgio Lochner, Stefan Golaszewski, Eugen Trinka
In this narrative review we aimed to assess the usefulness of the different animal models in identifying injury mechanisms and developing therapies for humans suffering from spinal cord injury (SCI). Results obtained from rodent studies are useful but, due to the anatomical, molecular and functional differences, confirmation of these findings in large animals or non-human primates may lead to basic discoveries that cannot be made in rodent models and that are more useful for developing treatment strategies in humans...
June 21, 2017: Zoology: Analysis of Complex Systems, ZACS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718259/counterforce-orthosis-in-the-management-of-lateral-epicondylitis
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Daison Varghese Vellilappilly, Heroor Ravindranath Rai, Jaison Varghese, Vishnu Renjith
BACKGROUND: Lateral Epicondylitis (LE), is a condition characterized by the pain and tenderness over the lateral epicondyle of the humerus. LE is commonly seen among people who are involved in sports such as tennis and golf. Any activity that repeatedly overstrains the extensor carpi radialis brevis tendon can lead to LE. The management of lateral epicondylitis generally involves the use of counterforce orthosis. The aim of this review is to summarize the evidence regarding the effectiveness of counterforce orthoses on the clinical outcomes of patients with lateral epicondylitis...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713796/multimodal-imaging-in-focal-therapy-planning-and-assessment-in-primary-prostate-cancer
#18
Hossein Jadvar
PURPOSE: There is increasing interest in focal therapy (male lumpectomy) of localized low-intermediate risk prostate cancer. Focal therapy is typically associated with low morbidity and provides the possibility of retreatment. Imaging is pivotal in stratification of men with localized prostate cancer for active surveillance, focal therapy or radical intervention. This article provides a concise review of focal therapy and the evolving role of imaging in this clinical setting. METHODS: We performed a narrative and critical literature review by searching PubMed/Medline database from January 1997 to January 2017 for articles in the English language and the use of search keywords "focal therapy", "prostate cancer", and "imaging"...
June 2017: Clinical and Translational Imaging: Reviews in Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713066/approaches-for-stricture-prevention-after-esophageal-endoscopic-resection
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Seiichiro Abe, Prasad G Iyer, Ichiro Oda, Nobuo Kanai, Yutaka Saito
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Endoscopic resection of extensive esophageal lesions has become more common as endoscopic resection techniques and equipment has developed. However, extensive esophageal endoscopic resections can cause postoperative esophageal strictures, which have a negative impact on the quality of life of patients. We aimed to review current treatments and innovative approaches to prevent esophageal strictures after widespread endoscopic resection of esophageal lesions. METHODS: We performed a comprehensive literature search using predetermined search terms from 2000 to 2016 to identify relevant articles and summarized their results as a narrative review...
July 13, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708742/physical-therapy-and-exercise-interventions-in-huntington-s-disease-a-mixed-methods-systematic-review-protocol
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Lori Quinn, Monica Busse, Judith Carrier, Nora Fritz, Jane Harden, Lynda Hartel, Deb Kegelmeyer, Anne Kloos, Ashwini Rao
The review seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of physical therapy and exercise interventions in Huntington's disease (HD). The review question is: What is the effectiveness of physiotherapy and therapeutic exercise interventions in people with HD, and what are patients', families' and caregivers' perceptions of these interventions?The specific objectives are:This mixed methods review seeks to develop an aggregated synthesis of quantitative, qualitative and narrative systematic reviews on physiotherapy and exercise interventions in HD, in an attempt to derive conclusions and recommendations useful for clinical practice and policy decision-making...
July 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
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