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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344813/the-modern-role-of-androgen-deprivation-therapy-in-the-management-of-localised-and-locally-advanced-prostate-cancer
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Charlotte Gunner, Aziz Gulamhusein, Derek J Rosario
INTRODUCTION: Approximately 50% of men diagnosed with prostate cancer will be exposed to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) at some stage. The role of ADT in the management of metastatic disease has long been recognised, and its place in the management of localised and locally advanced disease has become clearer in the past few years. Nevertheless, concerns remain that some men might not benefit from ADT in earlier-stage disease. The purpose of the current article is to provide a brief narrative review of the role of ADT as part of a strategy of treatment with curative intent, concentrating mainly on key recent developments in the area...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332861/treatment-of-nightmares-in-psychiatric-inpatients-with-imagery-rehearsal-therapy-an-open-trial-and-case-series
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Thomas E Ellis, Katrina A Rufino, Michael R Nadorff
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to assess the utility of Imagery Rehearsal Therapy (IRT) for nightmares in an inpatient psychiatric setting. Although IRT enjoys a substantial evidence base for efficacy in various populations, data with psychiatric inpatients are lacking. PARTICIPANTS: Participants were 20 adult psychiatric inpatients (11 male, 9 female; mean age=43.4), in an extended stay psychiatric inpatient facility. All participants were diagnosed with multiple, treatment resistant, comorbid conditions, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and substance-related disorders...
March 23, 2017: Behavioral Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331550/experiences-of-mobility-for-people-living-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-who-are-receiving-biologic-drug-therapy-implications-for-podiatry-services
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Lucy Sanders, Margaret Donovan-Hall, Alan Borthwick, Catherine J Bowen
BACKGROUND: Despite significant advancements in new treatment modalities for rheumatoid arthritis with biological therapies, foot complications remain a disabling and common feature of the disease. In this study the aim was to explore and describe the personal experiences of people with rheumatoid arthritis in receipt of biologic treatments in a bid to understand the impact of this form of medication on their mobility. METHODS: An interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) was undertaken to explore in depth the individual experience of rheumatoid disease through personal accounts of the patient journey spanning both 'before' and 'after' the instigation of biologic therapy...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327186/clinical-behavioural-and-pharmacogenomic-factors-influencing-the-response-to-levothyroxine-therapy-in-patients-with-primary-hypothyroidism-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Rosie Dew, Onyebuchi Okosieme, Colin Dayan, Vinay Eligar, Ishrat Khan, Salman Razvi, Simon Pearce, Scott Wilkes
BACKGROUND: Suboptimal thyroid hormone therapy including under-replacement and over-replacement is common amongst patients with hypothyroidism. This is a significant health concern as affected patients are at risk of adverse cardiovascular or metabolic consequences. Despite a growing body of evidence on the effects of various factors on thyroid hormone replacement, a systematic appraisal of the evidence is lacking. This review aims to appraise and quantify the extent to which clinical, behavioural and pharmacogenomic factors affect levothyroxine therapy in patients with primary hypothyroidism...
March 21, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306566/anemia-management-in-chronic-kidney-disease-and-dialysis-a-narrative-review
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David Collister, Claudio Rigatto, Navdeep Tangri
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review describes the current state of anemia management with erythropoietin (EPO)-stimulating agents and iron supplementation in both chronic kidney disease and dialysis patients, with a focus on novel therapies. RECENT FINDINGS: We review the benefits and risks of EPO-stimulating agents, focusing on health-related quality of life and the uncertainties regarding optimal iron utilization in patients with kidney disease. We discuss novel therapies for iron supplementation including iron-based phosphate binders and dialysate iron delivery as well as alternatives to EPO-stimulating agents including hypoxia-inducible factor prolyl hydroxylase inhibitors...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303161/a-systematic-review-of-intervention-studies-examining-nutritional-and-herbal-therapies-for-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-dementia-using-neuroimaging-methods-study-characteristics-and-intervention-efficacy
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Genevieve Z Steiner, Danielle C Mathersul, Freya MacMillan, David A Camfield, Nerida L Klupp, Sai W Seto, Yong Huang, Mark I Hohenberg, Dennis H Chang
Neuroimaging facilitates the assessment of complementary medicines (CMs) by providing a noninvasive insight into their mechanisms of action in the human brain. This is important for identifying the potential treatment options for target disease cohorts with complex pathophysiologies. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate study characteristics, intervention efficacy, and the structural and functional neuroimaging methods used in research assessing nutritional and herbal medicines for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302633/systematic-review-of-systematic-reviews-of-non-pharmacological-interventions-to-treat-behavioural-disturbances-in-older-patients-with-dementia-the-senator-ontop-series
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Iosief Abraha, Joseph M Rimland, Fabiana Mirella Trotta, Giuseppina Dell'Aquila, Alfonso Cruz-Jentoft, Mirko Petrovic, Adalsteinn Gudmundsson, Roy Soiza, Denis O'Mahony, Antonio Guaita, Antonio Cherubini
OBJECTIVE: To provide an overview of non-pharmacological interventions for behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia (BPSD). DESIGN: Systematic overview of reviews. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, CINAHL and PsycINFO (2009-March 2015). ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Systematic reviews (SRs) that included at least one comparative study evaluating any non-pharmacological intervention, to treat BPSD...
March 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298280/nutritional-recommendations-for-adult-bariatric-surgery-patients-clinical-practice
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Shiri Sherf Dagan, Ariela Goldenshluger, Inbal Globus, Chaya Schweiger, Yafit Kessler, Galit Kowen Sandbank, Tair Ben-Porat, Tali Sinai
Bariatric surgery is currently the most effective treatment for morbid obesity and its associated metabolic complications. To ensure long-term postoperative success, patients must be prepared to adopt comprehensive lifestyle changes. This review summarizes the current evidence and expert opinions with regard to nutritional care in the perioperative and long-term postoperative periods. A literature search was performed with the use of different lines of searches for narrative reviews. Nutritional recommendations are divided into 3 main sections: 1) presurgery nutritional evaluation and presurgery diet and supplementation; 2) postsurgery diet progression, eating-related behaviors, and nutritional therapy for common gastrointestinal symptoms; and 3) recommendations for lifelong supplementation and advice for nutritional follow-up...
March 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292331/the-ghent-psychotherapy-study-gps-on-the-differential-efficacy-of-supportive-expressive-and-cognitive-behavioral-interventions-in-dependent-and-self-critical-depressive-patients-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Reitske Meganck, Mattias Desmet, Claudi Bockting, Ruth Inslegers, Femke Truijens, Melissa De Smet, Rosa De Geest, Kimberly Van Nieuwenhove, Vicky Hennissen, Goedele Hermans, Tom Loeys, Ufuoma Angelica Norman, Chris Baeken, Stijn Vanheule
BACKGROUND: Major depressive disorder is a leading cause of disease burden worldwide, indicating the importance of effective therapies. Outcome studies have shown overall efficacy of different types of psychotherapy across groups, yet large variability within groups. Although patient characteristics are considered crucial in understanding outcome, they have received limited research attention. This trial aims at investigating the interaction between therapeutic approach (pre-structured versus explorative) and the personality style of patients (dependent versus self-critical), which is considered a core underlying dimension of depressive pathology...
March 14, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291412/the-role-of-physical-therapy-and-rehabilitation-after-lumbar-fusion-surgery-for-degenerative-disease-a-systematic-review
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Marcella Madera, Jeremy Brady, Sylvia Deily, Trent McGinty, Lee Moroz, Devender Singh, George Tipton, Eeric Truumees
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to provide a systematic and comprehensive review of the existing literature regarding postfusion rehabilitation. METHODS Using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines, the authors conducted an exhaustive review of multiple electronic databases. Potential articles were screened using inclusion/exclusion criteria. Two authors independently analyzed these studies using predefined data fields, including study quality indicators such as level of evidence and availability of accepted patient-reported outcomes measures...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291302/psychosocial-group-interventions-to-improve-psychological-well-being-in-adults-living-with-hiv
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Ingrid van der Heijden, Naeemah Abrahams, David Sinclair
BACKGROUND: Being diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and labelled with a chronic, life-threatening, and often stigmatizing disease, can impact on a person's well-being. Psychosocial group interventions aim to improve life-functioning and coping as individuals adjust to the diagnosis. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effectiveness of psychosocial group interventions for improving the psychological well-being of adults living with HIV/AIDS. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the following electronic databases up to 14 March 2016: the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) published in the Cochrane Library (Issue 2, 2016), PubMed (MEDLINE) (1996 to 14 March 2016), Embase (1996 to 14 March 2016), and Clinical Trials...
March 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280892/antidepressant-pharmacotherapy-in-old-age-depression-a-review-and-clinical-approach
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Nathalie Pruckner, Vjera Holthoff-Detto
PURPOSE: Depression in old age is a disabling disease associated with functional and cognitive decline severely affecting quality of life. Studies specifically investigating antidepressant treatment for this special cohort of patients remain scarce and results are often conflicting. A narrative literature review was undertaken, synthesizing findings from published studies, systematic reviews, and treatment guidelines specifically conducted in elderly depressed patients to summarize implications and current recommendations as well as gaps in evidence for old-age pharmacologic treatment...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276567/patient-values-and-preferences-for-antithrombotic-therapy-in-atrial-fibrillation-a-narrative-systematic-review
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Peter S Loewen, Angela Tianshu Ji, Anita Kapanen, Alison McClean
Guidelines recommend that patients' values and preferences should be considered when selecting stroke prevention therapy for atrial fibrillation (SPAF). However, doing so is difficult, and tools to assist clinicians are sparse. We performed a narrative systematic review to provide clinicians with insights into the values and preferences of AF patients for SPAF antithrombotic therapy. Narrative systematic review of published literature from database inception. RESEARCH QUESTIONS: 1) What are patients' AF and SPAF therapy values and preferences? 2) How are SPAF therapy values and preferences affected by patient factors? 3) How does conveying risk information affect SPAF therapy preferences? and 4) What is known about patient values and preferences regarding novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for SPAF? Twenty-five studies were included...
March 9, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274842/rehabilitation-traumatology-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Donna Bloodworth, Sindhu Pandit, Patrick Mullan, Faye C Tan
Rehabilitation Traumatology has developed within Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as a specialized area of knowledge in which the physiatrist works with the Traumatology team to enhance the functional outcome of trauma patients. The American Heritage Dictionary defines Traumatology as "the branch of medicine that deals with the treatment of serious wounds, injuries, and disabilities" [1]. It defines rehabilitate as "to restore to good health or useful life, as through therapy and education" [1]. Thus the authors propose Rehabilitation Traumatology be "the branch of medicine that deals with the treatment of serious wounds, injuries, and disabilities", "to restore (the patient) to good health or useful life"...
March 5, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274132/outcomes-of-music-therapy-interventions-on-symptom-management-in-palliative-medicine-patients
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Lisa M Gallagher, Ruth Lagman, Lisa Rybicki
PURPOSE: Evidence has demonstrated the positive effects of music therapy on symptom management for palliative medicine patients. Previous studies have addressed patient needs, with limited discussion involving the relationship between interventions utilized to improve symptoms. The purpose of this study was to understand the impact of music therapy sessions; identify common music therapy goals and interventions and assess their effect; and investigate the effects of gender, age, and type of cancer on symptoms in patients who experienced music therapy...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273490/therapeutic-alliance-over-the-course-of-child-trauma-therapy-from-three-different-perspectives
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Karina P M Zorzella, Sara Lynn Rependa, Robert T Muller
In a multi-site, controlled study with follow up, we looked at the therapeutic alliance in child trauma therapy. Parent, child, and therapist ratings were used to examine how therapeutic alliance changes over the course of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), an intervention that uses an exposure based method called a trauma narrative. Participants were 65 children and their caregivers in a community based trauma therapy program in Canada. Children in treatment underwent TF-CBT, including the trauma narrative asking them to write out and process their trauma story in detail...
March 5, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272964/the-effectiveness-of-low-level-laser-therapy-on-pain-self-reported-hand-function-and-grip-strength-compared-to-placebo-or-sham-treatment-for-adults-with-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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Marlette Burger, RĂ©na Kriel, Andrea Damon, Amy Abel, Anisha Bansda, Marinique Wakens, Dawn Ernstzen
BACKGROUND: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is one of the most common peripheral neuropathies in the upper extremity. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review was to systematically and critically appraise the available literature for the effectiveness of Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) on pain, self-reported hand function, and grip strength compared to placebo treatment in adults with CTS. METHODOLOGY: Seven databases were searched from 2000 to March 2015 namely: Cinahl, Cochrane Library, EBSCOhost, PEDro, PubMed, Science Direct, and Scopus...
March 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271336/the-relationship-between-headaches-with-epileptic-and-non-epileptic-seizures-a-narrative-review
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William S Kingston, Todd J Schwedt
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to examine the relationship between headaches and epilepsy as well as headaches and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES). Emphasis was placed on clinical characteristics, pathophysiology, and treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: Epilepsy and headaches are common disorders that co-occur more often than would be expected by chance. There are some overlapping clinical features between migraine and epilepsy as well as evidence for shared underlying mechanisms...
March 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270328/constructive-and-unproductive-processing-of-traumatic-experiences-in-trauma-focused-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-youth
#19
Adele M Hayes, Carly Yasinski, Damion Grasso, C Beth Ready, Elizabeth Alpert, Thomas McCauley, Charles Webb, Esther Deblinger
Although there is substantial evidence to support the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral treatments (CBT) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), there is some debate about how these treatments have their effects. Modern learning theory and cognitive and emotional processing theories highlight the importance of reducing avoidance, facilitating the constructive processing of feared experiences, and strengthening new inhibitory learning. We examined variables thought to be associated with unproductive and constructive processing of traumatic experiences in a sample of 81 youth with elevated PTSD symptoms, who received Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for abuse or traumatic interpersonal loss...
March 2017: Behavior Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266287/management-of-multifocal-multicentric-breast-cancer-current-perspective
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Amelia Milulescu, Luigi Di Marino, Nickolas Peradze, Antonio Toesca
The incidence of multifocal (MF) and multicentric (MC) breast cancer has a wide variation among different clinical studies, mostly due to the lack of a standardized classification and definition of these two separate entities. The optimal surgical treatment for multiple ipsilateral breast cancer remains a long debated subject. Multifocal and multicentric breast cancer is usually considered a relative contraindication for breast conserving therapy (BCT). In this narrative review we analyzed differences between MC and MF early breast cancer, the role of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in detection of multiple breast lesions, and its role in the surgical approach...
January 2017: Chirurgia
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