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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141209/high-throughput-drug-screening-identifies-pazopanib-and-clofilium-tosylate-as-promising-treatments-for-malignant-rhabdoid-tumors
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Céline Chauvin, Amaury Leruste, Arnault Tauziede-Espariat, Mamy Andrianteranagna, Didier Surdez, Aurianne Lescure, Zhi-Yan Han, Elodie Anthony, Wilfrid Richer, Sylvain Baulande, Mylène Bohec, Sakina Zaidi, Marie-Ming Aynaud, Laetitia Maillot, Julien Masliah-Planchon, Stefano Cairo, Sergio Roman-Roman, Olivier Delattre, Elaine Del Nery, Franck Bourdeaut
Rhabdoid tumors (RTs) are aggressive tumors of early childhood characterized by SMARCB1 inactivation. Their poor prognosis highlights an urgent need to develop new therapies. Here, we performed a high-throughput screening of approved drugs and identified broad inhibitors of tyrosine kinase receptors (RTKs), including pazopanib, and the potassium channel inhibitor clofilium tosylate (CfT), as SMARCB1-dependent candidates. Pazopanib targets were identified as PDGFRα/β and FGFR2, which were the most highly expressed RTKs in a set of primary tumors...
November 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122636/clinical-outcomes-and-history-of-fall-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-treated-with-oral-anticoagulation-insights-from-the-aristotle-trial
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Meena P Rao, Dragos Vinereanu, Daniel M Wojdyla, John H Alexander, Dan Atar, Elaine M Hylek, Michael Hanna, Lars Wallentin, Renato D Lopes, Bernard J Gersh, Christopher B Granger
PURPOSE: We assessed outcomes among anticoagulated patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and a history of falling, and whether the benefits of apixaban versus warfarin are consistent in this population. METHODS: Of the 18,201 patients in ARISTOTLE, 16,491 had information about history of falling - 753 with history of falling and 15,738 without history of falling. The primary efficacy outcome was stroke or systemic embolism; the primary safety outcome was major bleeding...
November 6, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121625/face-to-face-versus-telephone-delivery-of-the-green-prescription-for-m%C3%A4-ori-and-new-zealand-europeans-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-influence-on-participation-and-health-outcomes
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Margaret Williams, Simeon Cairns, David Simmons, Elaine Rush
AIM: In Aotearoa/New Zealand, the proportion of Māori who participate in the national Green Prescription lifestyle programme is lower than for New Zealand Europeans. We compared the uptake and effectiveness of two modes of Green Prescription delivery: face-to-face and telephone among both Māori and New Zealand Europeans. METHOD: Sixty-eight Māori and 70 New Zealand Europeans with type-2 diabetes participated in this six-month randomised trial of the two modes of delivery...
November 10, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107078/randomised-controlled-trial-of-honey-versus-mupirocin-to-decolonise-patients-with-nasal-colonisation-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-and-the-lessons-learned
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Toney Thomas Poovelikunnel, Georgina Gethin, Damodar Solanki, Elaine McFadden, Mary Codd, Hilary Humphreys
AIM: To describe the learning experience from a randomised controlled trial (RCT) comparing the efficacy of medical-grade honey (MGH) with mupirocin 2% for the eradication of nasal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). METHODS: Patients colonised in the nose with MRSA and age ≥18 years were recruited. Participants received either one or two courses of MGH or mupirocin 2%, three times per day for five consecutive days. RESULTS: The proportion of patients who were decolonised after one or two courses of treatment was not significantly different between MGH (18/42; 42...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103528/a-randomised-controlled-trial-investigating-the-benefits-of-adaptive-working-memory-training-for-working-memory-capacity-and-attentional-control-in-high-worriers
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Matthew Hotton, Nazanin Derakshan, Elaine Fox
The process of worry has been associated with reductions in working memory capacity and availability of resources necessary for efficient attentional control. This, in turn, can lead to escalating worry. Recent investigations into working memory training have shown improvements in attentional control and cognitive performance in high trait-anxious individuals and individuals with sub-clinical depression. The current randomised controlled trial investigated the effects of 15 days of adaptive n-back working memory training, or an active control task, on working memory capacity, attentional control and worry in a sample of high worriers...
November 3, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101597/randomized-placebo-controlled-pilot-trial-of-omega-3-fatty-acids-for-prevention-of-aromatase-inhibitor-induced-musculoskeletal-pain
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Maryam B Lustberg, Tonya S Orchard, Raquel Reinbolt, Rebecca Andridge, Xueliang Pan, Martha Belury, Rachel Cole, Amanda Logan, Rachel Layman, Bhuvaneswari Ramaswamy, Robert Wesolowski, Michael Berger, Elaine Patterson, Charles Loprinzi, Charles L Shapiro, Lisa Yee
PURPOSE: Aromatase inhibitor (AI)-induced joint symptoms negatively impact drug adherence and quality of life in breast cancer survivors. Mechanisms underlying symptoms may include inflammation. It is hypothesized that n - 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) have anti-inflammatory properties and may reduce symptoms. METHODS: We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study comparing 4.3 g/day n - 3 PUFA supplements vs placebo for 24 weeks in postmenopausal breast cancer patients starting adjuvant AIs...
November 3, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101300/pharmacoproteomic-characterisation-of-human-colon-and-rectal-cancer
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Martin Frejno, Riccardo Zenezini Chiozzi, Mathias Wilhelm, Heiner Koch, Runsheng Zheng, Susan Klaeger, Benjamin Ruprecht, Chen Meng, Karl Kramer, Anna Jarzab, Stephanie Heinzlmeir, Elaine Johnstone, Enric Domingo, David Kerr, Moritz Jesinghaus, Julia Slotta-Huspenina, Wilko Weichert, Stefan Knapp, Stephan M Feller, Bernhard Kuster
Most molecular cancer therapies act on protein targets but data on the proteome status of patients and cellular models for proteome-guided pre-clinical drug sensitivity studies are only beginning to emerge. Here, we profiled the proteomes of 65 colorectal cancer (CRC) cell lines to a depth of > 10,000 proteins using mass spectrometry. Integration with proteomes of 90 CRC patients and matched transcriptomics data defined integrated CRC subtypes, highlighting cell lines representative of each tumour subtype...
November 3, 2017: Molecular Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090299/effects-of-the-physical-form-and-the-degree-of-saturation-of-oil-on-postprandial-plasma-triglycerides-glycemia-and-appetite-of-healthy-chinese-adults
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Sze-Yen Tan, Elaine Peh, Phei Ching Siow, Alejandro G Marangoni, Christiani Jeyakumar Henry
Ethylcellulose (EC) forms a complex oleogel network that entraps lipids. The digestibility of an oleogel is influenced by the types of oils used in its preparation. This randomised, controlled, crossover study aimed to compare lipidemic, glycemic, and appetitive responses to a test meal alone (no oil control), or to palm oil (PO, 22.25 g), rice bran oil (RBO, 22.25 g), palm oleogel (PG, 22.25 g oil + 2.75 g EC), or rice bran oleogel (RBG, 22.25 g oil + 2.75 g EC). Eighteen healthy Chinese males (age: 28 ± 6 years, weight: 65...
November 1, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069503/metabolomics-as-a-tool-to-identify-biomarkers-to-predict-and-improve-outcomes-in-reproductive-medicine-a-systematic-review
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Timothy Bracewell-Milnes, Srdjan Saso, Hossam Abdalla, Dimitrios Nikolau, Julian Norman-Taylor, Mark Johnson, Elaine Holmes, Meen-Yau Thum
BACKGROUND: Infertility is a complex disorder with significant medical, psychological and financial consequences for patients. With live-birth rates per cycle below 30% and a drive from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) to encourage single embryo transfer, there is significant research in different areas aiming to improve success rates of fertility treatments. One such area is investigating the causes of infertility at a molecular level, and metabolomics techniques provide a platform for studying relevant biofluids in the reproductive tract...
November 1, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068818/simulation-based-mastery-learning-for-thoracentesis-skills-improves-patient-outcomes-a-randomized-trial
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Jeffrey H Barsuk, Elaine R Cohen, Mark V Williams, Jordan Scher, Sasha F Jones, Joe Feinglass, William C McGaghie, Kelly O'Hara, Diane B Wayne
PURPOSE: Physicians-in-training often perform bedside thoracenteses in academic medical centers, and complications are more common among less experienced clinicians. Simulation-based mastery learning (SBML) is one potential solution to this problem. This study evaluated the effects of a randomized trial of thoracentesis SBML on patient complications: iatrogenic pneumothorax (IP), hemothorax, and reexpansion pulmonary edema (REPE). METHOD: The authors randomized internal medicine residents to undergo thoracentesis SBML at a tertiary care academic center from December 2012 to May 2016...
October 24, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063827/subcutaneous-injection-of-adalimumab-trial-compared-with-control-sciatic-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-adalimumab-injection-compared-with-placebo-for-patients-receiving-physiotherapy-treatment-for-sciatica
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Nefyn H Williams, Alison Jenkins, Nia Goulden, Zoe Hoare, Dyfrig A Hughes, Eifiona Wood, Nadine E Foster, David A Walsh, Dawn Carnes, Valerie Sparkes, Elaine M Hay, John Isaacs, Kika Konstantinou, Dylan Morrissey, Jaro Karppinen, Stephane Genevay, Clare Wilkinson
BACKGROUND: Biological treatments such as adalimumab (Humira(®); AbbVie Ltd, Maidenhead, UK) are antibodies targeting tumour necrosis factor alpha, released from ruptured intervertebral discs, which might be useful in sciatica. Recent systematic reviews concluded that they might be effective, but that a definitive randomised controlled trial was needed. Usual care in the NHS typically includes a physiotherapy intervention. OBJECTIVES: To test whether or not injections of adalimumab plus physiotherapy are more clinically effective and cost-effective than injections of saline plus physiotherapy for patients with sciatica...
October 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056329/patient-and-health-care-worker-perceptions-of-daily-use-of-ultraviolet-c-technology-as-an-adjunct-to-daily-cleaning-in-an-academic-hospital-secondary-study-of-ultra-violet-c-light-evaluation-as-an-adjunct-to-removing-multi-drug-resistant-organisms
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Clare Rock, Melanie S Curless, Kathryn A Carson, Elaine Nowakowski, Verna Scheeler, Lisa L Maragakis
A cluster randomized crossover trial is in progress at The Johns Hopkins Hospital to investigate the impact of daily ultraviolet (UV)-C light disinfection on the acquisition of health care-associated pathogens. To understand perceptions and challenges to daily use of UV-C, we surveyed health care workers (HCWs) and patients. Most HCWs think daily UV-C decreases the patients' risk of acquiring infection. Daily UV-C is acceptable to patients and may enhance their overall hospital experience.
October 19, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046819/interpersonal-art-psychotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-aggression-in-people-with-learning-disabilities-in-secure-care-a-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-feasibility-study
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Simon S Hackett, John L Taylor, Mark Freeston, Andrew Jahoda, Elaine McColl, Lindsay Pennington, Eileen Kaner
BACKGROUND: Art psychotherapy has greater potential for use with adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities as it places less of a burden on verbal interaction to achieve positive therapeutic, psychological, and behavioural goals. The feasibility study objectives include testing procedures, outcomes, validated tools, recruitment and attrition rates, acceptability, and treatment fidelity for manualised interpersonal art psychotherapy. METHODS: Adult males and females with mild to moderate learning disabilities will be recruited from four NHS secure hospitals...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030383/12-week-24-7-ambulatory-artificial-pancreas-with-weekly-adaptation-of-insulin-delivery-settings-effect-on-hemoglobin-a1c-and-hypoglycemia
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Eyal Dassau, Jordan E Pinsker, Yogish C Kudva, Sue A Brown, Ravi Gondhalekar, Chiara Dalla Man, Steve Patek, Michele Schiavon, Vikash Dadlani, Isuru Dasanayake, Mei Mei Church, Rickey E Carter, Wendy C Bevier, Lauren M Huyett, Jonathan Hughes, Stacey Anderson, Dayu Lv, Elaine Schertz, Emma Emory, Shelly K McCrady-Spitzer, Tyler Jean, Paige K Bradley, Ling Hinshaw, Alejandro J Laguna Sanz, Ananda Basu, Boris Kovatchev, Claudio Cobelli, Francis J Doyle
OBJECTIVE: Artificial pancreas (AP) systems are best positioned for optimal treatment of type 1 diabetes (T1D) and are currently being tested in outpatient clinical trials. Our consortium developed and tested a novel adaptive AP in an outpatient, single-arm, uncontrolled multicenter clinical trial lasting 12 weeks. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Thirty adults with T1D completed a continuous glucose monitor (CGM)-augmented 1-week sensor-augmented pump (SAP) period...
October 13, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020251/differential-blood-pressure-effects-of-ibuprofen-naproxen-and-celecoxib-in-patients-with-arthritis-the-precision-abpm-prospective-randomized-evaluation-of-celecoxib-integrated-safety-versus-ibuprofen-or-naproxen-ambulatory-blood-pressure-measurement-trial
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Frank Ruschitzka, Jeffrey S Borer, Henry Krum, Andreas J Flammer, Neville D Yeomans, Peter Libby, Thomas F Lüscher, Daniel H Solomon, M Elaine Husni, David Y Graham, Deborah A Davey, Lisa M Wisniewski, Venu Menon, Rana Fayyad, Bruce Beckerman, Dinu Iorga, A Michael Lincoff, Steven E Nissen
Aims: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), both non-selective and selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors, are among the most widely prescribed drugs worldwide, but associate with increased blood pressure (BP) and adverse cardiovascular (CV) events. PRECISION-ABPM, a substudy of PRECISION was conducted at 60 sites, to determine BP effects of the selective COX-2 inhibitor celecoxib vs. the non-selective NSAIDs naproxen and ibuprofen. Methods and results: In this double-blind, randomized, multicentre non-inferiority CV-safety trial, 444 patients (mean age 62 ± 10 years, 54% female) with osteoarthritis (92%) or rheumatoid arthritis (8%) and evidence of or at increased risk for coronary artery disease received celecoxib (100-200 mg bid), ibuprofen (600-800 mg tid), or naproxen (375-500 mg bid) with matching placebos in a 1: 1: 1 allocation, to assess the effect on 24-h ambulatory BP after 4 months...
August 28, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017519/development-of-an-infant-feeding-core-outcome-set-for-childhood-obesity-interventions-study-protocol
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Karen Matvienko-Sikar, Molly Byrne, Colette Kelly, Elaine Toomey, Marita Hennessy, Declan Devane, Caroline Heary, Janas Harrington, Niamh McGrath, Michelle Queally, Patricia M Kearney
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity is a significant public health challenge that affects approximately one in five children worldwide. Infant feeding practices are implicated in the aetiology of childhood obesity. Infant feeding interventions for childhood obesity are increasingly popular but outcome reporting is inconsistent across trials. Lack of standardisation limits examination of intervention effects and mechanisms of change. The aim of the current project is to develop a core set of infant feeding outcomes for children ≤ 1 year old, to be evaluated in childhood obesity intervention trials...
October 10, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986029/daily-and-non-daily-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-in-african-women-hptn-067-adapt-cape-town-trial-a-randomised-open-label-phase-2-trial
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Linda-Gail Bekker, Surita Roux, Elaine Sebastien, Ntando Yola, K Rivet Amico, James P Hughes, Mark A Marzinke, Craig W Hendrix, Peter L Anderson, Vanessa Elharrar, Michael Stirratt, James F Rooney, Estelle Piwowar-Manning, Susan H Eshleman, Laura McKinstry, Maoji Li, Bonnie J Dye, Robert M Grant
BACKGROUND: The relative feasibility and acceptability of daily versus non-daily dosing of oral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among women are unknown. We aimed to investigate the feasibility of non-daily PrEP regimens in adult women. METHODS: We did a randomised, open-label, phase 2 clinical trial (HPTN 067/ADAPT) of oral PrEP with emtricitabine plus tenofovir disoproxil fumarate at a research centre in Cape Town, South Africa. Participants were adult women (age ≥18 years) who received directly observed dosing once a week for 5 weeks followed by random assignment (1:1:1) at week 6 to one of three unblinded PrEP regimens for self-administered dosing over 24 weeks: daily; time-driven (twice a week plus a post-sex dose); or event-driven (one tablet both before and after sex)...
October 3, 2017: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976423/effectiveness-and-costs-of-a-vocational-advice-service-to-improve-work-outcomes-in-patients-with-musculoskeletal-pain-in-primary-care-a-cluster-randomised-trial-swap-trial-isrctn-52269669
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Gwenllian Wynne-Jones, Majid Artus, Annette Bishop, Sarah A Lawton, Martyn Lewis, Sue Jowett, Jesse Kigozi, Chris Main, Gail Sowden, Simon Wathall, A Kim Burton, Danielle A van der Windt, Elaine M Hay, Nadine E Foster
Musculoskeletal pain is a common cause of work absence and early intervention is advocated to prevent the adverse health and economic consequences of longer-term absence. This cluster randomised controlled trial investigated the effect of introducing a vocational advice service, into primary care to provide occupational support. Six general practices were randomised, patients were eligible if they were consulting their general practitioner (GP) with musculoskeletal pain, were employed and struggling at work or absent from work <6 months...
September 30, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971713/the-effectiveness-of-structured-exercise-in-the-south-asian-population-with-type-2-diabetes-a-systematic-review
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Hani Albalawi, Elaine Coulter, Nazim Ghouri, Lorna Paul
The impact of exercise interventions on south Asians with type 2 diabetes (T2DM), who have a higher T2DM incidence rate compared to other ethnic groups, is inconclusive. This study aimed to systematically review the effect of exercise interventions in south Asians with T2DM. Five electronic databases were searched up to April 2017 for controlled trials investigating the impact of exercise interventions on south Asian adults with T2DM. The PEDro scale was used to assess the quality of the included studies. Eighteen trials examining the effect of aerobic, resistance, balance or combined exercise programs met the eligibility criteria...
October 13, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968342/attention-bias-modification-training-for-adolescents-with-chronic-pain-a-randomized-placebocontrolled-trial
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Lauren C Heathcote, Konrad Jacobs, Dimitri M L Van Ryckeghem, Emma Fisher, Christopher Eccleston, Elaine Fox, Jennifer Y F Lau
Attention bias for pain-related information is theorised to maintain chronic pain, indicating that changing this bias could improve pain-related outcomes. Modifying attention biases in adolescents, when chronic pain often first emerges, may be particularly beneficial. We report here a randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trial of Attention Bias Modification (ABM) training in adolescents with chronic non-cancer pain. Adolescent patients (N=66) were randomly assigned to complete multiple sessions of dot-probe ABM training (N=23), placebo training (N=22), or no training (waitlist; N=21) across a period of four weeks...
September 29, 2017: Pain
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