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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339460/evaluating-implementation-of-a-fire-prevention-injury-prevention-briefing-in-children-s-centres-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Toity Deave, Adrian Hawkins, Arun Kumar, Mike Hayes, Nicola Cooper, Michael Watson, Joanne Ablewhite, Carol Coupland, Alex Sutton, Gosia Majsak-Newman, Lisa McDaid, Trudy Goodenough, Kate Beckett, Elaine McColl, Richard Reading, Denise Kendrick
BACKGROUND: Many developed countries have high mortality rates for fire-related deaths in children aged 0-14 years with steep social gradients. Evidence-based interventions to promote fire safety practices exist, but the impact of implementing a range of these interventions in children's services has not been assessed. We developed an Injury Prevention Briefing (IPB), which brought together evidence about effective fire safety interventions and good practice in delivering interventions; plus training and facilitation to support its use and evaluated its implementation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335798/treatment-of-mucocutaneous-manifestations-in-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-with-anakinra-a-pilot-open-label-study
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Peter C Grayson, Yusuf Yazici, Melissa Merideth, H Nida Sen, Michael Davis, Elaine Novakovich, Elizabeth Joyal, Raphaela Goldbach-Mansky, Cailin H Sibley
BACKGROUND: The effect of IL-1 blocking therapy on mucocutaneous manifestations of Behçet's disease is incompletely understood. METHODS: Six patients with Behçet's disease and ongoing oral/genital ulcers for ≥1 month were enrolled into an adaptive, two-phase clinical trial and included in the analysis. Study duration was 6 months with extension up to 16 months. All were treated non-blinded with anakinra 100 mg subcutaneous daily with the option to escalate the dose to 200 mg in partial responders after 1 month and 300 mg after 6 months...
March 24, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333512/randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-positive-affect-intervention-for-people-newly-diagnosed-with-hiv
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Judith T Moskowitz, Adam W Carrico, Larissa G Duncan, Michael A Cohn, Elaine O Cheung, Abigail Batchelder, Lizet Martinez, Eisuke Segawa, Michael Acree, Susan Folkman
OBJECTIVE: We conducted a randomized controlled trial to determine whether IRISS (Intervention for those Recently Informed of their Seropositive Status), a positive affect skills intervention, improved positive emotion, psychological health, physical health, and health behaviors in people newly diagnosed with HIV. METHOD: One-hundred and fifty-nine participants who had received an HIV diagnosis in the past 3 months were randomized to a 5-session, in-person, individually delivered positive affect skills intervention or an attention-matched control condition...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319263/a-review-of-family-caregiving-intervention-trials-in-oncology
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Betty Ferrell, Elaine Wittenberg
This article contains a review of literature published from 2010 to 2016 on family caregiving in oncology. An analysis of 810 citations resulted in 50 randomized trials. These trials describe the need to prepare family caregivers for the complex role they play in cancer care. Several studies have demonstrated improved quality of life for family caregivers and improved emotional support from interventions. Several studies addressed communication and relational intimacy, which are key concerns. An additional focus of these trials was in the area of caregiving tasks and ways to diminish the burden of caregiving and preparedness for this role...
March 20, 2017: CA: a Cancer Journal for Clinicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316636/the-siesta-trial-a-randomized-study-investigating-the-efficacy-safety-and-tolerability-of-acupressure-versus-sham-therapy-for-improving-sleep-quality-in-patients-with-end-stage-kidney-disease-on-hemodialysis
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Kunyu Shen, Yeoungjee Cho, Elaine M Pascoe, Carmel M Hawley, Veronica Oliver, Kathryn M Hughes, Richard Baer, Jeremy Frazier, Elizabeth Jarvis, Ken-Soon Tan, Xusheng Liu, Glenda Gobe, David W Johnson
Objectives. To compare the effectiveness of real acupressure versus sham acupressure therapy in improving sleep quality in patients receiving hemodialysis (HD) or hemodiafiltration (HDF). Methods. A multicenter, single-blind, randomized controlled trial was conducted in two Australian dialysis units located in Princess Alexandra Hospital and Logan Hospital, respectively. Forty-two subjects with self-reported poor sleep quality were randomly assigned to real (n = 21) or sham (n = 21) acupressure therapy delivered thrice weekly for four consecutive weeks during routine dialysis sessions...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301775/the-microbiome-and-host-behavior
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Helen E Vuong, Jessica M Yano, Thomas C Fung, Elaine Y Hsiao
The microbiota is increasingly recognized for its ability to influence the development and function of the nervous system and several complex host behaviors. In this review, we discuss emerging roles for the gut microbiota in modulating host social and communicative behavior, stressor-induced behavior, and performance in learning and memory tasks. We summarize effects of the microbiota on host neurophysiology, including brain microstructure, gene expression, and neurochemical metabolism across regions of the amygdala, hippocampus, frontal cortex, and hypothalamus...
March 8, 2017: Annual Review of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291392/new-molecular-assay-for-the-proliferation-signature-in-mantle-cell-lymphoma-applicable-to-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-biopsies
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David W Scott, Pau Abrisqueta, George W Wright, Graham W Slack, Anja Mottok, Diego Villa, Pedro Jares, Hilka Rauert-Wunderlich, Cristina Royo, Guillem Clot, Magda Pinyol, Merrill Boyle, Fong Chun Chan, Rita M Braziel, Wing C Chan, Dennis D Weisenburger, James R Cook, Timothy C Greiner, Kai Fu, German Ott, Jan Delabie, Erlend B Smeland, Harald Holte, Elaine S Jaffe, Christian Steidl, Joseph M Connors, Randy D Gascoyne, Andreas Rosenwald, Louis M Staudt, Elias Campo, Lisa M Rimsza
Purpose Mantle cell lymphoma is an aggressive B-cell neoplasm that displays heterogeneous outcomes after treatment. In 2003, the Lymphoma/Leukemia Molecular Profiling Project described a powerful biomarker-the proliferation signature-using gene expression in fresh frozen material. Herein, we describe the training and validation of a new assay that measures the proliferation signature in RNA derived from routinely available formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) biopsies. Methods Forty-seven FFPE biopsies were used to train an assay on the NanoString platform, using microarray gene expression data of matched fresh frozen biopsies as a gold standard...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287730/discovery-of-n-3r-4r-4-fluoro-1-6-3-methoxy-1-methyl-1h-pyrazol-4-yl-amino-9-methyl-9h-purin-2-yl-pyrrolidine-3-yl-acrylamide-pf-06747775-through-structure-based-drug-design-a-high-affinity-irreversible-inhibitor-targeting-oncogenic-egfr-mutants-with-selectivity
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Simon Planken, Douglas Carl Behenna, Sajiv K Nair, Theodore Otto Johnson, Asako Nagata, Chau Almaden, Simon Bailey, T Eric Ballard, Louise Bernier, Hengmiao Cheng, Sujin Cho-Schultz, Deepak Dalvie, Judith G Deal, Dac M Dinh, Martin P Edwards, Rose Ann Ferre, Ketan S Gajiwala, Michelle D Hemkens, Robert S Kania, John C Kath, Jean Matthews, Brion W Murray, Sherry Niessen, Suvi T M Orr, Mason Pairish, Neal W Sach, Hong Shen, Manli Shi, James Solowiej, Khanh Tran, Elaine Tseng, Paolo Vicini, Yuli Wang, Scott L Weinrich, Ru Zhou, Michael Zientek, Longqing Liu, Yiqin Luo, Shuibo Xin, Chengyi Zhang, Jennifer Anne Lafontaine
Mutant epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is a major driver of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Marketed first generation inhibitors, such as erlotinib, effect a transient beneficial response in EGFR-mutant NSCLC patients before resistance mechanisms render these inhibitors ineffective. Secondary oncogenic EGFR mutations account for approximately 50% of relapses, the most common being the gatekeeper T790M substitution that renders existing therapies ineffective. The discovery of PF-06459988 (1), an irreversible pyrrolopyrimidine inhibitor of EGFR T790M mutants was recently disclosed1...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286331/stems-pilot-trial-a-pilot-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial-to-investigate-the-addition-of-patient-direct-access-to-physiotherapy-to-usual-gp-led-primary-care-for-adults-with-musculoskeletal-pain
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Annette Bishop, Reuben O Ogollah, Sue Jowett, Jesse Kigozi, Stephanie Tooth, Joanne Protheroe, Elaine M Hay, Chris Salisbury, Nadine E Foster
INTRODUCTION: Around 17% of general practitioner (GP) consultations are for musculoskeletal conditions, which will rise as the population ages. Patient direct access to physiotherapy provides one solution, yet adoption in the National Health Service (NHS) has been slow. SETTING: A pilot, pragmatic, non-inferiority, cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT) in general practice and physiotherapy services in the UK. OBJECTIVES: Investigate feasibility of a main RCT...
March 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278070/blood-flow-velocity-in-brachial-and-subclavian-vessels-immediately-after-compressive-procedures-for-treatment-of-postcancer-therapy-lymphedema-in-breast-cancer-a-randomized-blind-clinical-trial
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Monique Silva Rezende, Ana Luiza Marsengo, Rinaldo Roberto de Jesus Guirro, Elaine Caldeira de Oliveira Guirro
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to evaluate the effect of elastic compression, functional compressive bandaging, and kinesiotherapy on blood flow of the upper limb with lymphedema secondary to the treatment of breast cancer. METHODS: This was a randomized blind crossover clinical trial with a washout period of 7 days between treatments. We evaluated 20 women with a mean age of 66.85 years (standard deviation = 11.76), undergoing three types of therapeutic procedures randomly applied by lot: kinesiotherapy, functional compressive bandaging + kinesiotherapy (FCB), and elastic compression + kinesiotherapy (EC)...
March 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277882/investigational-therapies-for-squamous-cell-lung-cancer-from-animal-studies-to-phase-ii-trials
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Elaine Shum, Feng Wang, Salem Kim, Roman Perez-Soler, Haiying Cheng
It remains challenging to treat squamous cell lung cancer (SCC) with limited therapeutic options. However, recent breakthroughs in targeted therapies and immunotherapies have shed some light on the management of this deadly disease. Areas covered: The article first reviews the current treatment options for advanced SCC, especially recent FDA approved molecular agents (afatinib, ramucirumab and necitumumab) and immunotherapies (nivolumab, pembrolizumab and atezolimumab). We then provide an overview on investigational therapies with data ranging from preclinical to phase II studies, focusing on new cytotoxic agents, emerging molecularly targeted agents (including a PARP inhibitor for Homologous Recombinant Deficiency positive SCC) and novel immunotherapeutic strategies...
March 9, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277685/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-and-phonological-working-memory-methodological-variability-affects-clinical-and-experimental-performance-metrics
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Stephanie J Tarle, R Matt Alderson, Connor H G Patros, Sarah E Lea, Kristen L Hudec, Elaine F Arrington
OBJECTIVE: Despite promising findings in extant research that suggest impaired working memory (WM) serves as a central neurocognitive deficit or candidate endophenotype of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), findings from translational research have been relatively underwhelming. This study aimed to explicate previous equivocal findings by systematically examining the effect of methodological variability on WM performance estimates across experimental and clinical WM measures...
March 9, 2017: Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270888/how-mechanical-ventilation-measurement-cutoff-and-duration-affect-rapid-shallow-breathing-index-accuracy-a-randomized-trial
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Elaine Cristina Goncalves, Alessandra Fabiane Lago, Elaine Caetano Silva, Marcelo Barros de Almeida, Anibal Basile-Filho, Ada Clarice Gastaldi
BACKGROUND: Decreased accuracy of the rapid shallow breathing index (RSBI) can stem from 1) the method used to obtain this index, 2) duration of mechanical ventilation (MV), and 3) the established cutoff point. The objective was to evaluate the values of RSBI determined by three different methods, using distinct MV times and cutoff points. METHODS: This prospective study included 40 subjects. Before extubation, three different methods were employed to measure RSBI: pressure support ventilator (PSV) (PSV = 5 - 8 cm H2O; positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) = 5 cm H2O) (RSBI_MIN), automatic tube compensation (ATC) (PSV = 0, PEEP = 5 cm H2O, and 100% tube compensation) (RSBI_ATC), and disconnected MV (RSBI_SP)...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270164/tropomyosin-receptor-antagonism-in-cylindromatosis-trac-an-early-phase-trial-of-a-topical-tropomyosin-kinase-inhibitor-as-a-treatment-for-inherited-cyld-defective-skin-tumours-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Amy Cranston, Deborah D Stocken, Elaine Stamp, David Roblin, Julia Hamlin, James Langtry, Ruth Plummer, Alan Ashworth, John Burn, Neil Rajan
BACKGROUND: Patients with germline mutations in a tumour suppressor gene called CYLD develop multiple, disfiguring, hair follicle tumours on the head and neck. The prognosis is poor, with up to one in four mutation carriers requiring complete surgical removal of the scalp. There are no effective medical alternatives to treat this condition. Whole genome molecular profiling experiments led to the discovery of an attractive molecular target in these skin tumour cells, named tropomyosin receptor kinase (TRK), upon which these cells demonstrate an oncogenic dependency in preclinical studies...
March 7, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267467/anemia-is-associated-with-bleeding-and-mortality-but-not-stroke-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-insights-from-the-apixaban-for-reduction-in-stroke-and-other-thromboembolic-events-in-atrial-fibrillation-aristotle-trial
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B Daan Westenbrink, Marco Alings, Christopher B Granger, John H Alexander, Renato D Lopes, Elaine M Hylek, Laine Thomas, Daniel M Wojdyla, Michael Hanna, Matyas Keltai, P Gabriel Steg, Raffaele De Caterina, Lars Wallentin, Wiek H van Gilst
BACKGROUND: Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) are prone to cardiovascular events and anticoagulation-related bleeding complications. We hypothesized that patients with anemia are at increased risk for these outcomes. METHODS: We performed a post hoc analysis of the ARISTOTLE trial, which included >18,000 patients with AF randomized to warfarin (target international normalized ratio, 2.0-3.0) or apixaban 5 mg twice daily. Multivariable Cox regression analysis was used to determine if anemia (defined as hemoglobin <13...
March 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263798/lesions-to-polar-orbital-prefrontal-cortex-selectively-impair-reasoning-about-emotional-material
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Vinod Goel, Elaine Lam, Kathleen W Smith, Amit Goel, Vanessa Raymont, Frank Krueger, Jordan Grafman
While it is widely accepted that lesions to orbital prefrontal cortex lead to emotion related disruptions and poor decision-making, there is very little patient data on this issue involving actual logical reasoning tasks. We tested patients with circumscribed, focal lesions largely confined to polar/orbital prefrontal cortex (BA 10 & 11) (N=17) on logical reasoning tasks involving neutral and emotional content, and compared their performance to that of an age and education-matched normal control group (N=22) and a posterior lesion control group (N=24)...
March 3, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254555/epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-arterial-ischemic-stroke-in-children-the-canadian-pediatric-ischemic-stroke-registry
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Gabrielle A deVeber, Adam Kirton, Frances A Booth, Jerome Y Yager, Elaine C Wirrell, Ellen Wood, Michael Shevell, Ann-Marie Surmava, Patricia McCusker, M Patricia Massicotte, Daune MacGregor, E Athen MacDonald, Brandon Meaney, Simon Levin, Bernard G Lemieux, Lawrence Jardine, Peter Humphreys, Michèle David, Anthony K C Chan, David J Buckley, Bruce H Bjornson
BACKGROUND: Pediatric arterial ischemic stroke remains incompletely understood. Population-based epidemiological data inform clinical trial design but are scant in this condition. We aimed to determine age-specific epidemiological characteristics of arterial ischemic stroke in neonates (birth to 28 days) and older children (29 days to 18 years). METHODS: We conducted a 16-year, prospective, national population-based study, the Canadian Pediatric Ischemic Stroke Registry, across all 16 Canadian acute care children's hospitals...
January 26, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251416/expanding-the-phenotype-in-argininosuccinic-aciduria-need-for-new-therapies
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Julien Baruteau, Elisabeth Jameson, Andrew A Morris, Anupam Chakrapani, Saikat Santra, Suresh Vijay, Huriye Kocadag, Clare E Beesley, Stephanie Grunewald, Elaine Murphy, Maureen Cleary, Helen Mundy, Lara Abulhoul, Alexander Broomfield, Robin Lachmann, Yusof Rahman, Peter H Robinson, Lesley MacPherson, Katharine Foster, W Kling Chong, Deborah A Ridout, Kirsten McKay Bounford, Simon N Waddington, Philippa B Mills, Paul Gissen, James E Davison
OBJECTIVES: This UK-wide study defines the natural history of argininosuccinic aciduria and compares long-term neurological outcomes in patients presenting clinically or treated prospectively from birth with ammonia-lowering drugs. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of medical records prior to March 2013, then prospective analysis until December 2015. Blinded review of brain MRIs. ASL genotyping. RESULTS: Fifty-six patients were defined as early-onset (n = 23) if symptomatic < 28 days of age, late-onset (n = 23) if symptomatic later, or selectively screened perinatally due to a familial proband (n = 10)...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229288/complications-in-diep-flap-breast-reconstruction-after-mastectomy-for-breast-cancer-a-prospective-cohort-study-comparing-unilateral-versus-bilateral-reconstructions
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Ryckie G Wade, Sergio Razzano, Elaine M Sassoon, Richard M Haywood, Rozina S Ali, Andrea Figus
BACKGROUND: The demand for bilateral breast reconstructions is rising worldwide. In the UK, approximately 30% of breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomy choose autologous tissue breast reconstruction. Although the deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap is gaining popularity, bilateral DIEP flap breast reconstruction remains a complex procedure and reliable outcome data are lacking. In the absence of clinical trials, evidence from cohort studies is needed to better inform clinicians and patients...
February 22, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213598/informing-efficient-randomised-controlled-trials-exploration-of-challenges-in-developing-progression-criteria-for-internal-pilot-studies
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Kerry N L Avery, Paula R Williamson, Carrol Gamble, Elaine O'Connell Francischetto, Chris Metcalfe, Peter Davidson, Hywel Williams, Jane M Blazeby
OBJECTIVES: Designing studies with an internal pilot phase may optimise the use of pilot work to inform more efficient randomised controlled trials (RCTs). Careful selection of preagreed decision or 'progression' criteria at the juncture between the internal pilot and main trial phases provides a valuable opportunity to evaluate the likely success of the main trial and optimise its design or, if necessary, to make the decision not to proceed with the main trial. Guidance on the appropriate selection and application of progression criteria is, however, lacking...
February 17, 2017: BMJ Open
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