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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346233/clinical-efficacy-and-tolerability-of-direct-acting-antivirals-in-elderly-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
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Jagannath M Sherigar, Vijay Gayam, Arifa Khan, Osama Mukhtar, Yavgeniy Arefiev, Mazin Khalid, Imran Siddiqui, Ayyappa M Rangaraju, Nibash Budhathoki, Mohammed Mansour, Debra Guss, Smruti R Mohanty
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of evidence-based data on aged patients with newer direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) and with shorter duration of treatment regimens involving DAAs with or without ribavirin (RBV) and pegylated interferon (Peg IFN). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Medical records of 240 patients treated with DAAs with or without Peg IFN and RBV between January 2013 and July 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. Patients were divided into two groups: patients aged 65 years and older (N=84) and patients aged younger than 65 years (N=156)...
March 24, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276753/dual-mobility-acetabular-cup-for-total-hip-arthroplasty-use-with-caution
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Hamed Vahedi, Asim M Makhdom, Javad Parvizi
Dual-mobility cups were introduced to reduce the incidence of dislocation after total hip arthroplasty (THA). The biomechanics of dual-mobility cups allow for greater range of motion, jump distance and better stability when compared to conventional cups in THA. These cups can be very beneficial in THA particularly when the hip instability is a concern such as elderly patients, obese, hip fracture patients, those with neuromuscular diseases, or patients undergoing revision THA for instability. Areas covered: An extensive search is conducted in PubMed and Google scholar to find past five years publications relevant to dual-mobility cups in THA...
March 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275245/prevalence-of-fabry-disease-and-gla-c-196g-c-variant-in-japanese-stroke-patients
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Kiyoshiro Nagamatsu, Yoshiki Sekijima, Katsuya Nakamura, Kimitoshi Nakamura, Kiyoko Hattori, Masao Ota, Yusaku Shimizu, Fumio Endo, Shu-Ichi Ikeda
Fabry disease is an important underlying disease in young cryptogenic stroke patients. However, little is known regarding the frequency of Fabry disease in the general stroke population, especially in elderly patients. A total of 588 stroke patients (61.7% men; average age 74.1±12.5 years) were enrolled in this prospective study. Blood samples were obtained to produce blood spots to determine α-galactosidase A (α-GalA) activity and for GLA gene analysis. One 65-year-old female patient had a known GLA gene mutation, c...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272198/computer-classes-and-games-in-virtual-reality-environment-to-reduce-loneliness-among-students-of-an-elderly-reference-center-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-cross-over-design
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Thaiany Pedrozo Campos Antunes, Acary Souza Bulle de Oliveira, Tania Brusque Crocetta, Jennifer Yohanna Ferreira de Lima Antão, Renata Thais de Almeida Barbosa, Regiani Guarnieri, Thais Massetti, Carlos Bandeira de Mello Monteiro, Luiz Carlos de Abreu
INTRODUCTION: Physical and mental changes associated with aging commonly lead to a decrease in communication capacity, reducing social interactions and increasing loneliness. Computer classes for older adults make significant contributions to social and cognitive aspects of aging. Games in a virtual reality (VR) environment stimulate the practice of communicative and cognitive skills and might also bring benefits to older adults. Furthermore, it might help to initiate their contact to the modern technology...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263191/coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-and-dementia-risk-in-the-cardiovascular-health-study
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Elżbieta Kuźma, Jac Airdrie, Thomas J Littlejohns, Ilianna Lourida, Jo Thompson-Coon, Iain A Lang, Monica Scrobotovici, Evan L Thacker, Annette Fitzpatrick, Lewis H Kuller, Oscar L Lopez, William T Longstreth, Obioha C Ukoumunne, David J Llewellyn
INTRODUCTION: The association between history of coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) and dementia risk remains unclear. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort analysis using data on 3155 elderly adults free from prevalent dementia from the US population-based Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS) with adjudicated incident all-cause dementia, Alzheimer disease (AD), vascular dementia (VaD), and mixed dementia. RESULTS: In the CHS, the hazard ratio (HR) for all-cause dementia was 1...
March 3, 2017: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260511/clinically-relevant-drug-interactions-with-anti-alzheimer-s-drugs
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Filippo Caraci, Janet Sultana, Filippo Drago, Edoardo Spina
The aging world population had led to an increase in the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The drugs used to slow down the onset of AD, galantamine, donepezil, rivastigmine and memantine, are generally well-tolerated. However, drug interactions between these drugs and other drugs are an important aspect of patient safety that should be borne in mind, particularly given the high burden of polypharmacy in the elderly. The aim of this review is to provide an updated review of clinically significant drug-drug interactions concerning drugs approved for AD...
March 3, 2017: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248154/collaborative-care-and-active-surveillance-for-screen-positive-elders-with-subthreshold-depression-casper-a-multicentred-randomised-controlled-trial-of-clinical-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness
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Helen Lewis, Joy Adamson, Katie Atherton, Della Bailey, Jacqueline Birtwistle, Katharine Bosanquet, Emily Clare, Jaime Delgadillo, David Ekers, Deborah Foster, Rhian Gabe, Samantha Gascoyne, Lesley Haley, Rebecca Hargate, Catherine Hewitt, John Holmes, Ada Keding, Amanda Lilley-Kelly, Jahnese Maya, Dean McMillan, Shaista Meer, Jodi Meredith, Natasha Mitchell, Sarah Nutbrown, Karen Overend, Madeline Pasterfield, David Richards, Karen Spilsbury, David Torgerson, Gemma Traviss-Turner, Dominic Trépel, Rebecca Woodhouse, Friederike Ziegler, Simon Gilbody
BACKGROUND: Efforts to reduce the burden of illness and personal suffering associated with depression in older adults have focused on those with more severe depressive syndromes. Less attention has been paid to those with mild disorders/subthreshold depression, but these patients also suffer significant impairments in their quality of life and level of functioning. There is currently no clear evidence-based guidance regarding treatment for this patient group. OBJECTIVES: To establish the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a low-intensity intervention of collaborative care for primary care older adults who screened positive for subthreshold depression...
February 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241906/mind-body-training-for-at-risk-populations-preventive-medicine-at-its-best
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EDITORIAL
Charles Elder
This article is a companion to "Transcendental meditation and reduced trauma symptoms in female inmates: A randomized controlled pilot study," available at: www.thepermanentejournal.org/issues/2017/6290-meditation.html, and on page 39 and to "Reduced trauma symptoms and perceived stress in male prison inmates through the Transcendental Meditation program: A randomized controlled trial," available at: www.thepermanentejournal.org/issues/2016/fall/6227-incarcerated-healthcare.html and in the Fall 2016 issue of The Permanente Journal...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228634/errata-the-relevant-factors-for-knee-pain-in-community-dwelling-elderly-a-cross-sectional-study
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Shinichiro Sato, Yuta Nemoto, Masaki Takahashi, Noriko Takeda, Munehiro Matsushita, Yoshinori Kitabatake, Takashi Arao
Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi(JAPANESE JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH), Vol. 63 (2016) No. 9 p. 560-568: p563(Tables 1, 2).
2017: [Nihon Kōshū Eisei Zasshi] Japanese Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226227/protective-and-harmful-immunity-to-rsv-infection
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Peter J M Openshaw, Chris Chiu, Fiona J Culley, Cecilia Johansson
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is an exceptional mucosal pathogen. It specializes in infection of the ciliated respiratory epithelium, causing disease of variable severity with little or no direct systemic effects. It infects virtually all children by the age of three years and then repeatedly infects throughout life; this it does despite relatively slight variations in antigenicity, apparently by inducing selective immunological amnesia. Inappropriate or dysregulated responses to RSV can be pathogenic, causing disease-enhancing inflammation that contributes to short- and long-term effects...
February 6, 2017: Annual Review of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207574/laparoscopic-and-open-surgical-treatment-in-gastroduodenal-perforations-our-experience
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Rita Laforgia, Giovanni Balducci, Giuseppe Carbotta, Antonio Prestera, Maria Grazia Sederino, Giulia Casamassima, Marina Minafra, Pierluca Sallustio, Nicola Palasciano
INTRODUCTION: Peptic ulcer perforation (PPU) is a common surgical emergency and the mortality rate ranges 10% to 40%, especially in elderly patients. Laparoscopic repair achieved encouraging results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled patients performing surgical repair for PPU from January 2007 to December 2015 in our surgical unit. The aim of this retrospective observational study was to compare the results of PPU laparoscopic repair with open technique. The following characteristics of patients were evaluated: age, sex and American Society of Anesthesiologists classification...
February 15, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177951/biomass-burning-as-a-source-of-ambient-fine-particulate-air-pollution-and-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Scott Weichenthal, Ryan Kulka, Eric Lavigne, David van Rijswijk, Michael Brauer, Paul J Villeneuve, Dave Stieb, Lawrence Joseph, Rick T Burnett
BACKGROUND: Biomass burning is an important source of ambient fine particulate air pollution (PM2.5) in many regions of the world. METHODS: We conducted a time-stratified case-crossover study of ambient PM2.5 and hospital admissions for myocardial infarction (MI) in three regions of British Columbia, Canada. Daily hospital admission data were collected between 2008-2015 and PM2.5 data were collected from fixed-site monitors. We used conditional logistic regression models to estimate odds ratios (ORs) describing the association between PM2...
February 3, 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120178/journal-of-clinical-monitoring-and-computing-2016-end-of-year-summary-monitoring-cerebral-oxygenation-and-autoregulation
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REVIEW
Thomas W L Scheeren, Bernd Saugel
In the perioperative and critical care setting, monitoring of cerebral oxygenation (ScO2) and cerebral autoregulation enjoy increasing popularity in recent years, particularly in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Monitoring ScO2 is based on near infrared spectroscopy, and attempts to early detect cerebral hypoperfusion and thereby prevent cerebral dysfunction and postoperative neurologic complications. Autoregulation of cerebral blood flow provides a steady flow of blood towards the brain despite variations in mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) and cerebral perfusion pressure, and is effective in a MAP range between approximately 50-150 mmHg...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095397/a-randomised-phase-ii-trial-and-feasibility-study-of-palliative-chemotherapy-in-frail-or-elderly-patients-with-advanced-gastroesophageal-cancer-321go
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P S Hall, S R Lord, M Collinson, H Marshall, M Jones, C Lowe, H Howard, D Swinson, G Velikova, A Anthoney, R Roy, J Dent, S Cheeseman, K Last, M T Seymour
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients are commonly under-represented in cancer clinical trials. The 321GO was undertaken in preparation for a definitive phase three trial assessing different chemotherapy regimens in a frail and/or elderly population with advanced gastroesophageal (GO) cancer. METHODS: Patients with advanced GO cancer considered unfit for conventional dose chemotherapy were randomly assigned in a 1 : 1 : 1 ratio to: epirubicin, oxaliplatin and capecitabine (EOX); oxaliplatin and capecitabine (OX); and capecitabine alone (X) (all 80% of full dose and unblinded)...
February 14, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081546/advanced-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-outcomes-with-transition-from-devolved-to-centralised-care-in-a-regional-cancer-centre
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Olusola O Faluyi, Joanna L Connor, Madhuchanda Chatterjee, Carl Ikin, Helen Wong, Daniel H Palmer
BACKGROUND: Previous observations suggest suboptimal 'real world' survival outcomes for advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma. We hypothesized that centralisation of advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma management would improve chemotherapy treatment and survival from the disease. METHODS: The data was prospectively collected on all cases of advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma reviewed through Clatterbridge Cancer Centre according to two groups; 1 October 2009-31st Dec 2010 (devolved care) or 1 January 2013-31 March 2014 (centralised care)...
February 14, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078243/ethnobotanical-knowledge-of-apiaceae-family-in-iran-a-review
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REVIEW
Mohammad Sadegh Amiri, Mohammad Reza Joharchi
OBJECTIVE: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) family is one of the biggest plant families on the earth. Iran has a huge diversity of Apiaceae members. This family possesses a range of compounds that have many biological activities. The members of this family are well known as vegetables, culinary and medicinal plants. Here, we present a review of ethnobotanical uses of Apiaceae plants by the Iranian people in order to provide a comprehensive documentation for future investigations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We checked scientific studies published in books and journals in various electronic databases (Medline, PubMed, Science Direct, Scopus and Google Scholar websites) from 1937 to 2015 and reviewed a total of 52 publications that provided information about different applications of these plant species in human and livestock...
November 2016: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063651/recent-highlights-in-psoriasis-research
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REVIEW
Samuel T Hwang, Tamar Nijsten, James T Elder
This article highlights recent advances in the immunology, epidemiology, and genetics/genomics of psoriasis. Advances sometimes generate more questions, and this article makes an attempt to point out where controversies might exist in the literature. Many of the articles mentioned were published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, but many articles from the broader scientific literature are also cited, to provide context and to add further validity for some of these key findings. Among the themes we explore are the identification of antigens in psoriasis, the co-morbidities of psoriasis, and novel integrative approaches to genome-wide association studies...
March 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057149/-prevalence-of-senile-dementia-in-people-aged-%C3%A2-60-years-in-china-a-meta-analysis
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B Y Liu, J L Wang, Y Z Xiao
Objective: To understand the prevalence of senile dementia in the elderly aged ≥60 years in China between 2000 and 2015. Methods: Publications between 2000 and 2015 were retrieved from China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Wanfang Databases, Chinese Science and Technology Journal Databases (VIP) and PubMed. Observational studies on prevalence of senile dementia were included. Meta-analysis was carried out by using R software. Results: A total of 25 papers were included in this study. The total number of participants investigated was 76 980, with 4 295 dementia cases identified...
November 10, 2016: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052810/clinical-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-surgical-options-for-the-management-of-anterior-and-or-posterior-vaginal-wall-prolapse-two-randomised-controlled-trials-within-a-comprehensive-cohort-study-results-from-the-prospect-study
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Cathryn Glazener, Suzanne Breeman, Andrew Elders, Christine Hemming, Kevin Cooper, Robert Freeman, Anthony Smith, Suzanne Hagen, Isobel Montgomery, Mary Kilonzo, Dwayne Boyers, Alison McDonald, Gladys McPherson, Graeme MacLennan, John Norrie
BACKGROUND: The use of mesh in prolapse surgery is controversial, leading to a number of enquiries into its safety and efficacy. OBJECTIVE: To compare synthetic non-absorbable mesh inlay, biological graft and mesh kit with a standard repair in terms of clinical effectiveness, adverse effects, quality of life (QoL), costs and cost-effectiveness. DESIGN: Two randomised controlled trials within a comprehensive cohort (CC) study. Allocation was by a remote web-based randomisation system in a 1 :1 : 1 ratio (Primary trial) or 1 : 1 : 2 ratio (Secondary trial), and was minimised on age, type of prolapse repair planned, need for a concomitant continence procedure, need for a concomitant upper vaginal prolapse procedure and surgeon...
December 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050809/the-treatment-of-olecranon-fractures-in-adults
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REVIEW
A J Powell, O M Farhan-Alanie, J K Bryceland, T Nunn
Olecranon fractures are common. They are usually managed surgically with open reduction and either tension band wiring or plate fixation. Currently, there are few studies comparing fracture treatments. We aim to review the available literature to guide the orthopaedic surgeon on the management of these fractures. A literature review of peer-reviewed publications in international orthopaedic journals detailing olecranon fracture treatment was conducted. An additional focus was placed on the evidence base for and surgical outcomes of tension band wiring for common two-part fractures...
January 3, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
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