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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149776/effect-of-nebulized-3-hypertonic-saline-with-salbutamol-on-management-of-acute-asthma-in-outpatient-adults-a-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial-in-emergency-department
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Arash Forouzan, Kambiz Masoumi, Ali Delirrooyfard, Ali Asgari Darian, Laaya Mokhtar Gandomani
Asthma is one of the most common disorders of respiratory tract, management of which still remains as a serious health problem. This study aimed to compare the efficacy of 3% hypertonic saline (HS) plus salbutamol with solely salbutamol on management of acute adults' asthma based on peak flow meter findings. In this double-blind randomized clinical trial, 340 adult patients with acute asthma attacks admitted to emergency department of Ahvaz Golestan and Emam hospitals were enrolled during 2014-2015. The patients were allocated randomly to intervention group (nebulized 2...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148858/from-bench-to-almost-bedside-the-long-road-to-a-licensed-ebola-virus-vaccine
#2
Gary Wong, Emelissa J Mendoza, Francis A Plummer, George F Gao, Gary P Kobinger, Xiangguo Qiu
The Ebola virus (EBOV) disease epidemic during 2014-16 in West Africa has accelerated the clinical development of several vaccine candidates that have demonstrated efficacy in the gold standard nonhuman primate (NHP) model, namely cynomolgus macaques. Areas covered: This review discusses the pre-clinical research and if available, clinical evaluation of the currently available EBOV vaccine candidates, while emphasizing the translatability of pre-clinical data generated in the NHP model to clinical data in humans...
November 17, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147730/on-the-skilled-plantar-flexor-motor-action-and-unique-electromyographic-activity-of-ballet-dancers
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Sakiko Saito, Hiroki Obata, Mayumi Kuno-Mizumura, Kimitaka Nakazawa
The study aimed to compare the ability of dance and non-dance subjects to perform fine control of a simple heel-raising/lowering movement, and to determine if there are any differences in motor unit activity in the primary plantar flexor muscles during the movement. Subjects were instructed to accurately track a sinusoidal trace with a heel-raising and lowering movement at four controlled frequencies (1, 0.5, 0.25, and 0.125 Hz). The ankle joint angle was used to characterize movement errors from the target...
November 16, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145894/inositol-in-the-management-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-imagen-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Sophie E Rowbotham, Jenna L Pinchbeck, Georgina Anderson, Bernie Bourke, Michael Bourke, T Christian Gasser, Rene Jaeggi, Jason S Jenkins, Corey S Moran, Susan K Morton, Christopher M Reid, Ramesh Velu, Lisan Yip, Joseph V Moxon, Jonathan Golledge
BACKGROUND: An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a focal dilation of the abdominal aorta and is associated with a risk of fatal rupture. Experimental studies suggest that myo-inositol may exert beneficial effects on AAAs through favourable changes to biological pathways implicated in AAA pathology. The aim of the Inositol in the MAnaGemENt of abdominal aortic aneurysm (IMAGEN) trial is to assess if myo-inositol will reduce AAA growth. METHODS/DESIGN: IMAGEN is a multi-centre, prospective, parallel-group, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial...
November 16, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144799/parathyroid-function-after-total-thyroidectomy-a-randomized-clinical-trial-concerning-the-influence-of-the-surgical-technique
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Theodossis S Papavramidis, Olympia Anastasiou, Ioannis Pliakos, George Kotsovolis, Stavros Panidis, Antonios Michalopoulos
Background Thyroidectomy impairs parathyroid function, even if it does not necessarily lead to postoperative clinical hypocalcaemia. This study is prospective and evaluates the PTH function in non-clinically symptomatic patients after total thyroidectomy performed by two different techniques. Materials and Methods Prospective randomized clinical trial including 269 patients undergoing classic (group A) or harmonic scalpel (group B) total thyroidectomy. Preoperatively and at 48 hours biochemical analysis was performed...
November 16, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143400/pharmacokinetics-of-concentrated-naloxone-nasal-spray-for-opioid-overdose-reversal-phase-i-healthy-volunteer-study
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Rebecca McDonald, Ulrike Lorch, Jo Woodward, Björn Bosse, Helen Dooner, Gill Mundin, Kevin Smith, John Strang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Take-home naloxone can prevent death from heroin/opioid overdose, but pre-provision is difficult because naloxone is usually given by injection. Non-injectable alternatives, including naloxone nasal sprays, are currently being developed. To be effective, the intranasal (i.n.) spray dose must be adequate but not excessive, and early absorption must be comparable to intramuscular (i.m.) injection. We report on the pharmacokinetics (PK) of a specially produced concentrated novel nasal spray...
November 16, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142549/comparison-of-pressure-vs-volume-controlled-ventilation-on-oxygenation-parameters-of-obese-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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Reza Movassagi, Majid Montazer, Ata Mahmoodpoor, Vahid Fattahi, Afshin Iranpour, Sarvin Sanaie
Background & Objective: There is no special guideline for the best ventilation mode during laparoscopic anesthesia in obese patients and there are too many studies with different controversial points. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of pressure controlled ventilation (PCV) vs. volume controlled ventilation (VCV) on respiratory and oxygenation parameters in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Methods: Seventy patients with 30 <BMI<40 and ASA physical status I-II were studied in this randomized prospective trial...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142012/a-transcatheter-interatrial-shunt-device-for-the-treatment-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-reduce-lap-hf-i-a-phase-2-randomized-sham-controlled-trial
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Ted Feldman, Laura Mauri, Rami Kahwash, Sheldon Litwin, Mark J Ricciardi, Pim van der Harst, Martin Penicka, Peter S Fail, David M Kaye, Mark C Petrie, Anupam Basuray, Scott L Hummel, Rhondalyn Forde-McLean, Christopher D Nielsen, Scott Lilly, Joseph M Massaro, Daniel Burkhoff, Sanjiv J Shah
Background -In non-randomized, open-label studies, a transcatheter interatrial shunt device (IASD, Corvia Medical) was associated with lower pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP), less symptoms, and greater quality of life and exercise capacity in patients with heart failure (HF) and mid-range or preserved ejection fraction (EF ≥ 40%). We conducted the first randomized, sham-controlled trial to evaluate the IASD in HF with EF ≥ 40%. Methods -REDUCE LAP-HF I was a phase 2, randomized, parallel-group, blinded multicenter trial in patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III or ambulatory class IV HF, EF ≥ 40%, exercise PCWP ≥ 25 mmHg, and PCWP-right atrial pressure gradient ≥ 5 mmHg...
November 15, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141858/interleukin-1-blockade-in-recently-decompensated-systolic-heart-failure-results-from-redhart-recently-decompensated-heart-failure-anakinra-response-trial
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Benjamin W Van Tassell, Justin Canada, Salvatore Carbone, Cory Trankle, Leo Buckley, Claudia Oddi Erdle, Nayef A Abouzaki, Dave Dixon, Dinesh Kadariya, Sanah Christopher, Aaron Schatz, Jessica Regan, Michele Viscusi, Marco Del Buono, Ryan Melchior, Pranav Mankad, Juan Lu, Robin Sculthorpe, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Edward Lesnefsky, Ross Arena, Antonio Abbate
BACKGROUND: An enhanced inflammatory response predicts worse outcomes in heart failure (HF). We hypothesized that administration of IL-1 (interleukin-1) receptor antagonist (anakinra) could inhibit the inflammatory response and improve peak aerobic exercise capacity in patients with recently decompensated systolic HF. METHODS AND RESULTS: We randomly assigned 60 patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (<50%) and elevated C-reactive protein levels (>2 mg/L), within 14 days of hospital discharge, to daily subcutaneous injections with anakinra 100 mg for 2 weeks, 12 weeks, or placebo...
November 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140148/the-reliability-of-individualized-load-velocity-profiles
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Harry G Banyard, K Nosaka, Alex D Vernon, G Gregory Haff
PURPOSE: This study examined the reliability of peak velocity (PV), mean propulsive velocity (MPV), and mean velocity (MV) in the development of load-velocity profiles (LVP) in the full depth free-weight back squat performed with maximal concentric effort. METHODS: Eighteen resistance-trained men performed a baseline one-repetition maximum (1RM) back squat trial and three subsequent 1RM trials used for reliability analyses, with 48-hours interval between trials...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137544/effect-of-aerobic-training-on-peak-oxygen-uptake-among-seniors-aged-70-or-over-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Walid Bouaziz, Lukshe Kanagaratnam, Thomas Vogel, Elise Schmitt, Moustapha Dramé, Georges Kaltenbach, Bernard Geny, Pierre Olivier Lang
Older adults undergo a progressive decline in cardiorespiratory fitness and functional capacity. This lower peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak) level is associated with increased risk of frailty, dependency, loss of autonomy, and mortality from all causes. Regular physical activity and particularly aerobic training (AT) has been shown to contribute to better and healthy ageing. We conducted a meta-analysis in order to measure the exact benefit of AT on VO2peak in seniors aged 70 years or over. A comprehensive, systematic database search for manuscripts was performed in Embase, Medline, PubMed Central, ScienceDirect, Scopus, and Web of Science using key words...
November 14, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136037/safety-pharmacokinetics-and-immunological-activities-of-multiple-intravenous-or-subcutaneous-doses-of-an-anti-hiv-monoclonal-antibody-vrc01-administered-to-hiv-uninfected-adults-results-of-a-phase-1-randomized-trial
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Kenneth H Mayer, Kelly E Seaton, Yunda Huang, Nicole Grunenberg, Abby Isaacs, Mary Allen, Julie E Ledgerwood, Ian Frank, Magdalena E Sobieszczyk, Lindsey R Baden, Benigno Rodriguez, Hong Van Tieu, Georgia D Tomaras, Aaron Deal, Derrick Goodman, Robert T Bailer, Guido Ferrari, Ryan Jensen, John Hural, Barney S Graham, John R Mascola, Lawrence Corey, David C Montefiori
BACKGROUND: VRC01 is an HIV-1 CD4 binding site broadly neutralizing antibody (bnAb) that is active against a broad range of HIV-1 primary isolates in vitro and protects against simian-human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV) when delivered parenterally to nonhuman primates. It has been shown to be safe and well tolerated after short-term administration in humans; however, its clinical and functional activity after longer-term administration has not been previously assessed. METHODS AND FINDINGS: HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) 104 was designed to evaluate the safety and tolerability of multiple doses of VRC01 administered either subcutaneously or by intravenous (IV) infusion and to assess the pharmacokinetics and in vitro immunologic activity of the different dosing regimens...
November 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134157/overland-movement-in-african-clawed-frogs-xenopus-laevis-empirical-dispersal-data-from-within-their-native-range
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F André De Villiers, John Measey
Dispersal forms are an important component of the ecology of many animals, and reach particular importance for predicting ranges of invasive species. African clawed frogs (Xenopus laevis) move overland between water bodies, but all empirical studies are from invasive populations with none from their native southern Africa. Here we report on incidents of overland movement found through a capture-recapture study carried out over a three year period in Overstrand, South Africa. The maximum distance moved was 2...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128962/good-response-to-tolvaptan-shortens-hospitalization-in-patients-with-congestive-heart-failure
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Tomohito Kogure, Kentaro Jujo, Kazuyuki Hamada, Katsumi Saito, Nobuhisa Hagiwara
Tolvaptan has been gradually spread to use as a potent diuretic for congestive heart failure in the limited country. However, the response to this aquaretic drug still is unpredictable. A total of 92 patients urgently hospitalized due to congestive heart failure and treated with tolvaptan in addition to standard treatment was retrospectively analyzed. Responder of tolvaptan treatment was defined as a patient with peak negative fluid balance greater than 500 mL/day, and clinical profiles were compared between 76 responders and 16 non-responders...
November 11, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128863/persistent-long-term-structural-functional-and-metabolic-changes-after-stress-induced-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy
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Caroline Scally, Amelia Rudd, Alice Mezincescu, Heather Wilson, Janaki Srinivasan, Graham Horgan, Paul Broadhurst, David E Newby, Anke Henning, Dana K Dawson
BACKGROUND : Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is an increasingly recognized acute heart failure syndrome precipitated by intense emotional stress. Although there is an apparent rapid and spontaneous recovery of left ventricular ejection fraction, the long-term clinical and functional consequences of takotsubo cardiomyopathy are ill-defined. METHODS : In an observational case-control study, we recruited 37 patients with prior (>12-month) takotsubo cardiomyopathy, and 37 age-, sex-, and comorbidity-matched control subjects...
November 11, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128507/moderators-and-mediators-of-effects-of-unloading-shoes-on-knee-pain-in-people-with-knee-osteoarthritis-an-exploratory-analysis-of-the-shark-randomised-controlled-trial
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Kade L Paterson, Jessica Kasza, Kim L Bennell, Tim V Wrigley, Ben R Metcalf, Penny K Campbell, David J Hunter, Rana S Hinman
OBJECTIVE: To investigate moderators and biomechanical mediators of effects of unloading shoes on knee pain in people with knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: Exploratory analysis from 164 participants in a clinical trial comparing unloading (ASICS GEL-Melbourne OA) to conventional walking shoes. The primary outcome was 6-month change in knee pain (11-point numerical rating scale). Moderators included baseline peak knee adduction moment (KAM), radiographic severity (Kellgren & Lawrence (KL) scale), body mass, foot posture, neuropathic pain and diffuse knee pain...
November 8, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126600/effect-of-treatment-delay-on-the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-antifibrinolytics-in-acute-severe-haemorrhage-a-meta-analysis-of-individual-patient-level-data-from-40%C3%A2-138-bleeding-patients
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Angèle Gayet-Ageron, David Prieto-Merino, Katharine Ker, Haleema Shakur, François-Xavier Ageron, Ian Roberts
BACKGROUND: Antifibrinolytics reduce death from bleeding in trauma and post-partum haemorrhage. We examined the effect of treatment delay on the effectiveness of antifibrinolytics. METHODS: We did an individual patient-level data meta-analysis of randomised trials done with more than 1000 patients that assessed antifibrinolytics in acute severe bleeding. We identified trials done between Jan 1, 1946, and April 7, 2017, from MEDLINE, Embase, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Web of Science, PubMed, Popline, and the WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform...
November 7, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125380/breathing-pattern-recordings-using-respiratory-inductive-plethysmography-before-and-after-a-physiotherapy-breathing-retraining-program-for-asthma-a-case-report
#18
Rokhsaneh Tehrany, Ruth DeVos, Anne Bruton
Breathing retraining (BR) improves symptoms, psychological well-being and quality of life in adults with asthma; but there remains uncertainty as to mechanism of effect. One of the intuitively logical theories is that BR works through altering breathing pattern. There is currently no evidence, however, that BR does result in measurable changes in breathing pattern. In this case report we describe the effects of physiotherapy BR on a 57-year-old female with a 10-year history of asthma. Data were collected before and after a physiotherapy BR program comprising three sessions over 18 weeks: breathing pattern (respiratory inductive plethysmography (RIP); physiology (end tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO2), heart rate, oxygen saturations, spirometric lung function); questionnaires (Asthma Control Questionnaire (ACQ), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Score, Nijmegen Questionnaire); and medication usage...
November 10, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124352/brain-waves-from-an-isolated-cortex-contribution-of-the-anterior-insula-to-cognitive-functions
#19
Rinaldo Livio Perri, Marika Berchicci, Valentina Bianco, Donatella Spinelli, Francesco Di Russo
Using two independent electrical neuroimaging techniques (BESA and sLORETA), we tested a fMRI-seeded source modeling indicating that in visual discriminative tasks the anterior insula (aIns) participates in the generation of three prefrontal ERP components: the pN1 (at 115 ms), the pP1 (at 170 ms), and the pP2 (at 300 ms). This latter component represented the focus of the present study. Results showed that the pP2 had different activation profiles across hemispheres. The left aIns activity peaked at 420 ms (30 ms before the response) for both Go and No-go trials, that is independently from the ultimate choice (response or inhibition)...
November 9, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121282/effects-of-intraoperative-and-early-postoperative-normal-saline-or-plasma-lyte-148%C3%A2-on-hyperkalaemia-in-deceased-donor-renal-transplantation-a-double-blind-randomized-trial
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L Weinberg, L Harris, R Bellomo, F L Ierino, D Story, G Eastwood, M Collins, L Churilov, P F Mount
Background: Administration of saline in renal transplantation is associated with hyperchloraemic metabolic acidosis, but the effect of normal saline (NS) on the risk of hyperkalaemia or postoperative graft function is uncertain. Methods: We compared NS with Plasma-Lyte 148® (PL) given during surgery and for 48 h after surgery in patients undergoing deceased donor renal transplantation. The primary outcome was hyperkalaemia within 48 h after surgery. Secondary outcomes were need for hyperkalaemia treatment, change in acid-base status, and graft function...
October 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
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