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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331874/thyroid-hormone-resuscitation-after-brain-death-in-potential-organ-donors-a-primer-for-neurocritical-care-providers-and-narrative-review-of-the-literature
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Ian A Buchanan, Vivek A Mehta
Solid organ transplantation has become a mainstay in the contemporary management of end-stage organ failures fueled by advances in immunosuppression, intensive care and surgical technology. Every year, a vast number of transplantable organs is lost on account of hemodynamic instability in potential brain-dead organ donors. Because of a growing organ shortage, measures that increase total donor supply pools are desperately needed. Thyroid hormone has been identified as an adjunctive therapy in donor management due to its potential for increasing organ supply and is currently endorsed by transplant organizations such as United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)...
January 8, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327206/brain-photobiomodulation-therapy-a-narrative-review
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Farzad Salehpour, Javad Mahmoudi, Farzin Kamari, Saeed Sadigh-Eteghad, Seyed Hossein Rasta, Michael R Hamblin
Brain photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy using red to near-infrared (NIR) light is an innovative treatment for a wide range of neurological and psychological conditions. Red/NIR light is able to stimulate complex IV of the mitochondrial respiratory chain (cytochrome c oxidase) and increase ATP synthesis. Moreover, light absorption by ion channels results in release of Ca2+ and leads to activation of transcription factors and gene expression. Brain PBM therapy enhances the metabolic capacity of neurons and stimulates anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic, and antioxidant responses, as well as neurogenesis and synaptogenesis...
January 11, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327096/-focused-ultrasound-ablation-as-tremor-treatment
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Sebastian R Schreglmann, Stefan Hägele-Link, Beat Werner, Ernst Martin, Georg Kägi
BACKGROUND: The development of high-intensity magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided focused ultrasound (MRIgFUS) ablation has widened the spectrum of interventional techniques for stereotactic functional neurosurgery of lesions. This has resulted in novel incisionless intervention approaches for the therapy of tremor disorders. The safety and efficacy is documented by recent study data. OBJECTIVES: This article encompasses a description of the technological basis and typical course of MRIgFUS interventions, a comparison to alternative open or incisionless surgical techniques as well as a review of the current evidence base for MRIgFUS ablation in the context of lesional interventions to treat tremor...
January 11, 2018: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324562/effectiveness-of-interventions-to-prevent-pre-frailty-and-frailty-progression-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review
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João Apóstolo, Richard Cooke, Elzbieta Bobrowicz-Campos, Silvina Santana, Maura Marcucci, Antonio Cano, Miriam Vollenbroek-Hutten, Federico Germini, Barbara D'Avanzo, Holly Gwyther, Carol Holland
OBJECTIVE: To summarize the best available evidence regarding the effectiveness of interventions for preventing frailty progression in older adults. INTRODUCTION: Frailty is an age-related state of decreased physiological reserves characterized by an increased risk of poor clinical outcomes. Evidence supporting the malleability of frailty, its prevention and treatment, has been presented. INCLUSION CRITERIA: The review considered studies on older adults aged 65 and over, explicitly identified as pre-frail or frail, who had been undergoing interventions focusing on the prevention of frailty progression...
January 2018: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323759/barriers-and-solutions-to-delivery-of-intensive-care-unit-nutrition-therapy
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REVIEW
Michelle Kozeniecki, Heather Pitts, Jayshil J Patel
Despite recommendations for early enteral nutrition (EN) in critically ill patients, numerous factors contribute to incomplete delivery of EN, including insufficient nutrition risk screening in critically ill patients, underutilization of enteral feeding protocols, fixed rate-based enteral infusion targets with frequent EN interruption, and suboptimal provider practices regarding nutrition support therapy. The purpose of this narrative review is to identify common barriers to optimizing and delivering nutrition in critically ill patients, and suggest strategies and solutions to overcome barriers...
January 11, 2018: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316826/the-role-of-metabolomic-markers-for-patients-with-infectious-diseases-implications-for-risk-stratification-and-therapeutic-modulation
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Seline Zurfluh, Thomas Baumgartner, Marc A Meier, Manuel Ottiger, Alaadin Voegeli, Luca Bernasconi, Peter Neyer, Beat Mueller, Philipp Schuetz
Metabolomics is a rapidly growing area of research. Metabolomic markers can provide information about the interaction of different organ systems, and thereby improve the understanding of physio-pathological processes, disease risk, prognosis and therapy responsiveness in a variety of diseases. Areas covered: In this narrative review of recent clinical studies investigating metabolomic markers in adult patients presenting with acute infectious disease, we mainly focused on patients with sepsis and lower respiratory tract infections...
January 9, 2018: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316007/ambivalence-resolution-in-brief-psychotherapy-for-depression
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Cátia Braga, António P Ribeiro, Miguel M Gonçalves, João Tiago Oliveira, Alexandra Botelho, Helena Ferreira, Inês Sousa
Ambivalence in the process of psychotherapeutic change should be addressed and resolved if we are to avoid psychotherapeutic failure and promote sustained change. In this context, ambivalence can be defined as the cyclical conflictual relation between two opposed positions of the self: one expressed as an innovation, and a subsequent one expressed in a trivialization or rejection of the innovation (problematic position). This conflict may be resolved in two different ways: (a) the dominance of the innovative position and the consequent inhibition of the problematic one and (b) the negotiation between the innovative and the problematic positions...
January 7, 2018: Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307229/vascular-legacy-beyond-blood-pressure-control-benefits-of-perindopril-indapamide-combination-in-hypertensive-patients-with-diabetes
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Bernard I Lévy, Stefano Taddei
OBJECTIVES: Much of the chronic care of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension involves the prevention of diabetic complications. Renin-angiotensin system inhibitors are recommended as first-line therapies because of their nephroprotective properties. Their combination with metabolically neutral diuretics is recommended to reduce blood pressure, morbidity, and mortality. Our objective was to review the mechanisms by which the combination of the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, perindopril, and metabolically neutral thiazide-like diuretic, indapamide, targets the pathways involved in microvascular and macrovascular diabetic complications...
January 8, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303009/dyslipidaemia-in-the-elderly-to-treat-or-not-to-treat
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Niki Katsiki, Genovefa Kolovou, Pablo Perez-Martinez, Dimitri P Mikhailidis
The elderly population (i.e. aged ≥ 65 years) is increasing worldwide. Ageing is associated with a higher incidence and prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Areas covered: The prevalence of CVD risk factors including type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension and dyslipidaemia also increases with advancing age, contributing to the higher absolute CVD risk observed in the elderly. The present narrative review comments on the associations of dyslipidaemia with CVD as well as the effects of lifestyle measures and lipid-lowering drugs on lipids and CVD risk with a special focus on the elderly population...
January 5, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29294786/using-reoffenders-experiences-and-perspectives-to-improve-intimate-partner-violence-treatment
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Galina A Portnoy, Christopher M Murphy
A substantial proportion of partner-violent men reoffend subsequent to completing intimate partner violence (IPV) treatment. A critical step in enhancing treatment for IPV perpetration is to understand reoffense among those who recidivate following treatment completion. Investigating reoffenders' own perceptions regarding potential directions for treatment modification may improve overall treatment outcomes. Qualitative research examining the experiences of participants who utilize IPV treatment is limited...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280184/an-update-on-the-evidence-for-pathogenic-mechanisms-that-may-link-periodontitis-and-diabetes
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David Polak, Lior Shapira
AIM: To provide an update of the review by Taylor (Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 2013, 40, S113) regarding the scientific evidence of the biological association between periodontitis and diabetes. METHODS: Literature searches were performed using MeSH terms, keywords and title words and were published between 2012 and November 2016. All publications were screened for their relevance. The data from the articles were extracted and summarized in tables and a narrative review...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274691/overweight-and-obesity-effectiveness-of-interventions-in-adults
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Juana María Gómez Puente, Mercedes Martínez-Marcos
OBJECTIVE: To identify the most effective interventions in overweight and obese adults. METHOD: A narrative review through a search of the literature in databases PubMed, Cochrane, Joanna Briggs Institute, EMBASE, Cuiden y Cinahl with free and controlled language (MeSH terms) using Boolean operators AND and NOT. The research was limited to articles published between 2007 and 2015. Eighteen articles were selected based on the established inclusion and exclusion criteria...
December 20, 2017: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273917/recent-advances-in-the-pathogenetic-mechanisms-of-sepsis-associated-acute-kidney-injury
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REVIEW
Filippo Fani, Giuseppe Regolisti, Marco Delsante, Vincenzo Cantaluppi, Giuseppe Castellano, Loreto Gesualdo, Gianluca Villa, Enrico Fiaccadori
Sepsis is a serious medical condition that can lead to multi-organ failure and shock, and it is associated with increased mortality. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a frequent complication of sepsis in critically ill patients, and often requires renal replacement therapy. The pathophysiology of AKI in sepsis has not yet been fully defined. In the past, classic theories were mainly focused on systemic hemodynamic derangements, underscoring the key role of whole kidney hypoperfusion due to reduced renal blood flow...
December 23, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250975/an-update-on-emerging-drugs-for-fibromyalgia-treatment
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Fabiola Atzeni, Maria Chiara Gerardi, Ignazio Francesco Masala, Alessandra Alciati, Alberto Batticciotto, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic disorder whose symptoms of pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances and depression have a devastating effect on patients' lives as it limits their ability to engage in everyday working and social activities, and make it difficult to maintain normal relationships with family, friends and employers. None of the currently available drugs are fully effective against the whole spectrum of symptoms. The aim of this narrative review is to summarise the data relating to the new therapeutic options that have become available over the last few years...
December 19, 2017: Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246691/intravenous-iron-therapy-in-patients-undergoing-cardiovascular-surgery-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Jolene Lim, Lachlan Miles, Edward Litton
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November 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240277/how-perceived-feelings-of-wellness-influence-the-decision-making-of-people-with-pre-dialysis-chronic-kidney-disease
#16
Sandra Campbell-Crofts, Glenn Stewart
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To identify the subjective meanings attached to decisions made by people living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) as they consider their transition to renal replacement therapy (RRT). BACKGROUND: Within the challenging world of chronic illness, people draw upon their temporal life experiences to help them make the best or most balanced primary health care decisions. Understanding the risks and benefits associated with these decisions has been an area of intense interest in health research...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238905/biologic-agents-for-severe-asthma-patients-clinical-perspectives-and-implications
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REVIEW
Massimo Caruso, Jaymin Morjaria, Rosalia Emma, Maria Domenica Amaradio, Riccardo Polosa
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory multifactorial disorder of the airways characterized by the involvement of immune cells and mediators in its onset and maintenance. Traditional therapeutic strategies have been unsatisfactory in controlling the underlying pathology, especially in the more severe states. Hence in the last couple of decades, new biological approaches targeting molecular mediators have been developed. In this narrative review we examine biological agents currently available for the management of severe asthma, focusing our attention on their clinical application, pros and cons, and in particular on gaps regarding the use of these agents...
December 14, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237949/diagnosis-and-management-of-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-an-up-to-date-literature-review
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REVIEW
Ayman El-Menyar, Ahammed Mekkodathil, Hassan Al-Thani
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are rare life-threatening forms of cancer that may arise anywhere in the GI tract. Herein, we aimed to review the literature to describe the incidence, management, and outcomes of GISTs. We conducted a traditional narrative review using PubMed and EMBASE, searching for English-language publications for GISTs between January 2001 and January 2016 using keywords "gastrointestinal" "stromal tumors." Among 4582 retrieved articles, 50 articles were relevant over the last 15 years...
October 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233625/the-clinical-use-of-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-for-neuromuscular-rehabilitation-what-are-we-overlooking
#19
Nicola A Maffiuletti, Julien Gondin, Nicolas Place, Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, Isabelle Vivodtzev, Marco A Minetto
The clinical success of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) for neuromuscular rehabilitation is greatly compromised by the poor consideration of different physiological and methodological issues that are not always obvious for the clinicians. Therefore, the aim of this narrative review is to re-examine some of these fundamental aspects of NMES using a tripartite model perspective. First, we contend that NMES does not actually bypass the central nervous system but results in a multitude of neurally-mediated responses that contribute substantially to force generation and may engender neural adaptations...
December 9, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231746/is-there-a-role-for-charcoal-in-palliative-diarrhea-management
#20
Helen Senderovich, Megan J Vierhout
OBJECTIVE: Symptomatic therapy is an intervention centred entirely on the symptom management and pain relief. The utilization of charcoal in diarrhea management is a pertinent example of this type of medical care. Diarrhea is an ailment defined as an escalation in the frequency of bowel movements, unformed stool, abdominal discomfort and pain. These symptoms can be extremely debilitating for patients and effectuate frustration as well as severely damping mood and overall well-being. This narrative review aims to explore the use of charcoal in diarrhea management and its possible benefits in alleviating discomfort associated with these symptoms...
December 12, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
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