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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149385/pre-clinical-models-in-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-challenges-and-lessons-learned
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REVIEW
Patrick M Kochanek, Jessica S Wallisch, Hülya Bayır, Robert S B Clark
PURPOSE: Despite the enormity of the problem and the lack of new therapies, research in the pre-clinical arena specifically using pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) models is limited. In this review, some of the key models addressing both the age spectrum of pediatric TBI and its unique injury mechanisms will be highlighted. Four topics will be addressed, namely, (1) unique facets of the developing brain important to TBI model development, (2) a description of some of the most commonly used pre-clinical models of severe pediatric TBI including work in both rodents and large animals, (3) a description of the pediatric models of mild TBI and repetitive mild TBI that are relatively new, and finally (4) a discussion of challenges, gaps, and potential future directions to further advance work in pediatric TBI models...
October 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149154/philosophical-issues-and-psychological-variables-that-influence-the-determination-of-opioid-effectiveness-a-narrative-review
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Daniel Michael Doleys
BACKGROUND: The prescribing of opioids in the chronic pain setting is often based on the pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacogenetics of the drug obtained during development and clinical trials. However, the effectiveness of opioids varies widely and often appears to bear no relationship to the aforementioned variables. The impact of philosophical issues and psychological factors on determining how clinically effective opioid therapy is has often been over looked. OBJECTIVES: This manuscript provides a selective review and narrative summary of the philosophical issues and psychological factors which can influence opioid effectiveness...
November 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143681/economic-evaluation-of-hcv-testing-approaches-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Jake R Morgan, Maria Servidone, Philippa Easterbrook, Benjamin P Linas
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection represents a major public health burden with diverse epidemics worldwide, but at present, only a minority of infected persons have been tested and are aware of their diagnosis. The advent of highly effective direct acting antiviral (DAA) therapy, which is becoming available at increasingly lower costs in low and middle income countries (LMICs), represents a major opportunity to expand access to testing and treatment. However, there is uncertainty as to the optimal testing approaches and who to prioritize for testing...
November 1, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141977/vitamins-associated-with-brain-aging-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-disease-biomarkers-epidemiological-and-experimental-evidence-plausible-mechanisms-and-knowledge-gaps
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Michael Fenech
The key to preventing brain aging, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and Alzheimer disease (AD) via vitamin intake is first to understand molecular mechanisms, then to deduce relevant biomarkers, and subsequently to test the level of evidence for the impact of vitamins in the relevant pathways and their modulation of dementia risk. This narrative review infers information on mechanisms from gene and metabolic defects associated with MCI and AD, and assesses the role of vitamins using recent results from animal and human studies...
November 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138593/intrathecal-pain-management-a-team-based-approach
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Jeremy A Adler, Neona M Lotz
Objective: Physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), and registered nurses (RNs) provide professional services on pain management teams. This review provides an overview of the practical management of chronic pain with intrathecal (IT) therapy using an interprofessional approach (eg, physicians and other health care professionals), with a focus on the contributions of PAs, NPs, and RNs. Methods: Narrative review based on literature searches of the Medline database and treatment guidelines on the use of IT therapy in the management of patients with chronic pain...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135386/timing-of-diagnosis-understanding-resilience-narratives-of-hiv-positive-older-adults-diagnosed-pre-and-post-haart
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Lesley M Harris, Charles A Emlet, Christina Pierpaoli Parker, Charles Furlotte
BACKGROUND: Despite the growing population of older adults living with HIV/AIDS, few studies have examined this population in terms of timing of HIV diagnosis. This study explores resilience and protective factors among HIV-positive older adults, 17 of whom were diagnosed prior to the development of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), and 13 of whom were diagnosed after the development HAART. METHODS: We explored the concepts of resilience and protective factors in 30 older adults living with HIV in Ontario, Canada...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135330/suffering-in-advanced-cancer-a-randomized-control-trial-of-a-narrative-intervention
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Meg Wise, Lucille R Marchand, Linda J Roberts, Ming-Yuan Chih
BACKGROUND: Advanced cancer can erode patients' wellbeing. Narrative interventions have improved patients' wellbeing, but might not be feasible for widespread implementation. OBJECTIVES: (1) Test the effects of miLivingStory, a telephone-based life review and illness narrative intervention with online resources and social networking, on community-dwelling advanced cancer patients' wellbeing. (2) Explore intervention use and satisfaction. PATIENTS AND SETTING: Stage III or IV cancer patients having completed initial therapy were randomized to miLivingStory or to an active control group, miOwnResources...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122501/psychoneuroimmunological-approach-to-gastrointestinal-related-pain
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Karlo Toljan, Bruce Vrooman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE (AIMS): Psychoneuroimmunology is both a theoretical and practical field of medicine in which human biology and psychology are considered an interconnected unity. Through such a framework it is possible to elucidate complex syndromes in gastrointestinal related pain, particularly chronic non-malignant. The aim is to provide insight into pathophysiological mechanisms and suggest treatment modalities according to a comprehensive paradigm. The article also presents novel findings that may guide clinicians to recognize new targets or scientists to find new research topics...
November 6, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122257/auricular-therapy-for-lactation-a-systematic-review
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Melissa Li-Sha Chen, Jing-Yu Tan, Lorna Kwai-Ping Suen
BACKGROUND: Support for breastfeeding has been a matter of considerable interest in healthcare. In the field of traditional and complementary medicine, the effectiveness of auricular therapy on lactation has been investigated by several clinical studies. AIM AND OBJECTIVES: This review was mainly performed to assess the current evidence of auricular therapy on lactation. The objectives were to assess the current evidence of AT for lactation, examine the intervention protocols and outcome measures adopted by the studies included, and inform clinical application and future research in this area...
November 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121859/alterations-in-pgc1%C3%AE-expression-levels-are-involved-in-colorectal-cancer-risk-a-qualitative-systematic-review
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Jéssica Alonso-Molero, Carmen González-Donquiles, Tania Fernández-Villa, Fernanda de Souza-Teixeira, Laura Vilorio-Marqués, Antonio J Molina, Vicente Martín
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a major global public health problem and the second leading cause of cancer-related death. Mitochondrial dysfunction has long been suspected to be involved in this type of tumorigenesis, as supported by an accumulating body of research evidence. However, little is known about how mitochondrial alterations contribute to tumorigenesis. Mitochondrial biogenesis is a fundamental cellular process required to maintain functional mitochondria and as an adaptive mechanism in response to changing energy requirements...
November 9, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121279/clinical-and-preclinical-perspectives-on-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-cipn-a-narrative-review
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S J L Flatters, P M Dougherty, L A Colvin
This review provides an update on the current clinical and preclinical understanding of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). The overview of the clinical syndrome includes a review of its assessment, diagnosis and treatment. CIPN is caused by several widely-used chemotherapeutics including paclitaxel, oxaliplatin, bortezomib. Severe CIPN may require dose reduction, or cessation, of chemotherapy, impacting on patient survival. While CIPN often resolves after chemotherapy, around 30% of patients will have persistent problems, impacting on function and quality of life...
October 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116584/use-of-50-50-premixed-insulin-analogs-in-type-2-diabetes-systematic-review-and-clinical-recommendations
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REVIEW
Gary Deed, Gary Kilov, Trisha Dunning, Richard Cutfield, Jane Overland, Ted Wu
INTRODUCTION: Premixed insulin analogs represent an alternative to basal or basal-bolus insulin regimens for the treatment of type 2 diabetes (T2D). "Low-mix" formulations with a low rapid-acting to long-acting analog ratio (e.g., 25/75) are commonly used, but 50/50 formulations (Mix50) may be more appropriate for some patients. We conducted a systematic literature review to assess the efficacy and safety of Mix50, compared with low-mix, basal, or basal-bolus therapy, for insulin initiation and intensification...
December 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116473/early-rehabilitation-after-stroke-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Elisheva R Coleman, Rohitha Moudgal, Kathryn Lang, Hyacinth I Hyacinth, Oluwole O Awosika, Brett M Kissela, Wuwei Feng
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite current rehabilitative strategies, stroke remains a leading cause of disability in the USA. There is a window of enhanced neuroplasticity early after stroke, during which the brain's dynamic response to injury is heightened and rehabilitation might be particularly effective. This review summarizes the evidence of the existence of this plastic window, and the evidence regarding safety and efficacy of early rehabilitative strategies for several stroke domain-specific deficits...
November 7, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111849/does-taping-in-addition-to-physiotherapy-improve-the-outcomes-in-subacromial-impingement-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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Ismail Saracoglu, Yusuf Emuk, Ferruh Taspinar
BACKGROUND: Taping is used with or without other interventions for many purposes, especially to manage pain and improve functional activity in patients with shoulder pain. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review was to determine whether any taping technique in addition to physiotherapy care is more effective than physiotherapy care alone in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome. METHODS: A systematic search of Cochrane Database of Systematic Review, MEDLINE (EBSCO), Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), CINAHL (EBSCO), PUBMED, AMED, EMBASE (OVID), The Kinesio Kinesio® Taping Method, Kinesio® Tex Tape UK and International websites ( www...
November 7, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110509/stress-management-for-headaches-in-children-and-adolescents-a-review-and-practical-recommendations-for-health-promotion-programs-and-well-being
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Anastasia Bougea, Nikolaos Spantideas, George P Chrousos
Stress is considered to be the most common factor reported to trigger headaches in children and adolescents. Although tension-type headache and migraine are the two most common types of headache in children and adolescents, they are often untreated, ignoring their stressful background. We provide a narrative review of the available evidence for health-care professionals involved in stress-related headache management and health promotion programs. An integrative plan is delivered through lifestyle improvement and biopsychosocial modifying stress response techniques...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Child Health Care: for Professionals Working with Children in the Hospital and Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108604/global-issues-in-allergy-and-immunology-parasitic-infections-and-allergy
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REVIEW
Alvaro A Cruz, Philip J Cooper, Camila A Figueiredo, Neuza M Alcantara-Neves, Laura C Rodrigues, Mauricio L Barreto
Allergic diseases are on the increase globally in parallel with a decrease in parasitic infection. The inverse association between parasitic infections and allergy at an ecological level suggests a causal association. Studies in human subjects have generated a large knowledge base on the complexity of the interrelationship between parasitic infection and allergy. There is evidence for causal links, but the data from animal models are the most compelling: despite the strong type 2 immune responses they induce, helminth infections can suppress allergy through regulatory pathways...
November 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106693/embracing-psychosis-a-cognitive-insight-intervention-improves-personal-narratives-and-meaning-making-in-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Steffen Moritz, Candelaria I Mahlke, Stefan Westermann, Friederike Ruppelt, Paul H Lysaker, Thomas Bock, Christina Andreou
Schizophrenia is a complex psychiatric disorder with unknown and presumably heterogeneous etiology. While the disorder can have various outcomes, research is predominantly "deficit-oriented" emphasizing the hardship that the disorder inflicts on sufferers as well as their families and society. Beyond symptom reduction, imparting patients with hope and meaning in life is increasingly considered an important treatment target, which may raise self-esteem, and reduce self-stigma and suicidal ideation. The present study compared a psychotherapeutic treatment aimed at improving cognitive insight, individualized metacognitive intervention (MCT+), with an active control in order to elucidate if personal meaning-making and hope can be improved in patients with psychosis across time...
July 4, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103332/the-safety-of-available-treatment-options-for-iron-deficiency-anemia
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Manuel Muñoz, Susana Gómez-Ramírez, Sunil Bhandari
Iron deficiency (ID), with or without anemia, is highly prevalent worldwide and has clinical consequences. The prevention and treatment of ID is a major public health goal. Accurate diagnosis, selection of the appropriate iron replacement therapy and addressing the underlying cause, remain as the main challenges in ID management. Areas covered. This review aims to provide a narrative review of current available evidence on iron supplementation options regularly used to treat ID, including oral and intravenous (IV) iron formulations, with emphasis on safety issues...
November 6, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103073/the-efficacy-of-tai-chi-and-yoga-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-spondyloarthropathies-a-narrative-biomedical-review
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REVIEW
Gulseren Akyuz, Ozge Kenis-Coskun
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and spondyloarthropathies (SpA) are among the most common inflammatory rheumatic diseases, which might induce chronic pain for their sufferers. Mind-body interventions like Tai Chi and yoga are among the many alternative therapies for combatting chronic pain. This review aims to overview the articles about their effectiveness in RA and SpA. We searched PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus, and Web of Science for English-language sources from their inception through September 2017. Case-control studies, interventional studies, and case series that included more than three cases and randomized crossover studies were included...
November 4, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099406/is-narrative-cognitive-therapy-as-effective-as-cognitive-behavior-therapy-in-the-treatment-for-depression-in-young-adults
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Ricardo Azevedo da Silva, Taiane de Azevedo Cardoso, Thaíse Campos Mondin, Amanda Neumann Reyes, Suelen de Lima Bach, Luciano Dias de Mattos Souza, Karen Jansen
This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of narrative cognitive therapy (NCT) and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) in the improvement of perception of quality of life in young adults with depression at 12-month follow-up. This was a randomized clinical trial conducted using seven sessions of NCT or CBT. Quality of life was measured using the Medical Outcomes Survey Short-Form General Health Survey. The sample included 97 patients. Considering only completers to be samples, CBT was more effective than NCT for improvement of physical functioning (p = 0...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
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