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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806480/aerosolized-prostacyclins-for-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-ards
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REVIEW
Arash Afshari, Anders Bastholm Bille, Mikkel Allingstrup
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a critical condition that is associated with high mortality and morbidity. Aerosolized prostacyclin has been used to improve oxygenation despite the limited evidence available so far.This review was originally published in 2010 and updated in 2017. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and harms of aerosolized prostacyclin in adults and children with ARDS. SEARCH METHODS: In this update, we searched CENTRAL (2017, Issue 4); MEDLINE (OvidSP), Embase (OvidSP), ISI BIOSIS Previews, ISI Web of Science, LILACS, CINAHL (EBSCOhost), and three trials registers...
July 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806470/efficacy-and-safety-of-sugammadex-versus-neostigmine-in-reversing-neuromuscular-blockade-in-adults
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REVIEW
Ana-Marija Hristovska, Patricia Duch, Mikkel Allingstrup, Arash Afshari
BACKGROUND: Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, such as neostigmine, have traditionally been used for reversal of non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents. However, these drugs have significant limitations, such as indirect mechanisms of reversal, limited and unpredictable efficacy, and undesirable autonomic responses. Sugammadex is a selective relaxant-binding agent specifically developed for rapid reversal of non-depolarizing neuromuscular blockade induced by rocuronium. Its potential clinical benefits include fast and predictable reversal of any degree of block, increased patient safety, reduced incidence of residual block on recovery, and more efficient use of healthcare resources...
August 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803772/perioperative-statins-do-not-prevent-acute-kidney-injury-after-cardiac-surgery-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Bing-Cheng Zhao, Pu Shen, Ke-Xuan Liu
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether perioperative statins reduce the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials. SETTING: Perioperative management in hospitals that perform cardiac surgery. PARTICIPANTS: Adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery. INTERVENTIONS: PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library databases were searched for randomized trials...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799171/outcomes-with-a-posterior-reduced-dental-arch-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Saadika Khan, Usuf Mohammed Chikte, Ridwaan Omar
OBJECTIVE: To compare function, patient satisfaction and quality of life of patients with a posterior reduced mandibular arch with those who had all missing teeth replaced with removable partial dentures. METHODS: Patients with at least 3 and not more than 6 posterior occluding pairs of teeth were enrolled sequentially and randomized into one of two treatment groups: a denture and no denture group. A research assistant allocated interventions; concealment was ensured using opaque-sealed envelopes...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798032/improved-estrogen-receptor-assessment-by-pet-using-the-novel-radiotracer-4fmfes-in-er-breast-cancer-patients-an-ongoing-phase-ii-clinical-trial
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Michel Paquette, Éric Lavallée, Serge Phoenix, René Ouellet, Helena Senta, Johan E van Lier, Brigitte Guérin, Roger Lecomte, Éric E Turcotte
Following encouraging preclinical and human dosimetry results for the novel estrogen receptor (ER) positron emission tomography (PET) radiotracer 4-fluoro-11β-methoxy-16α-[(18)F]fluoroestradiol (4FMFES), a phase II clinical trial was initiated to compare the PET imaging diagnostic potential of 4FMFES to 16α-[(18)F]fluoroestradiol (FES) in ER positive (ER+) breast cancer patients. Methods: Patients diagnosed with ER+ breast cancer (n = 31) were recruited for this study, including six patients that undertook mastectomy and/or axillary node dissection...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796283/flumazenil-versus-placebo-or-no-intervention-for-people-with-cirrhosis-and-hepatic-encephalopathy
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REVIEW
Ee Teng Goh, Mette L Andersen, Marsha Y Morgan, Lise Lotte Gluud
BACKGROUND: Hepatic encephalopathy is a common complication of cirrhosis which results in poor brain functioning. The spectrum of changes associated with hepatic encephalopathy ranges from the clinically 'indiscernible' or minimal hepatic encephalopathy to the clinically 'obvious' or overt hepatic encephalopathy. Flumazenil is a synthetic benzodiazepine antagonist with high affinity for the central benzodiazepine recognition site. Flumazenil may benefit people with hepatic encephalopathy through an indirect negative allosteric modulatory effect on gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor function...
August 10, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796047/effects-of-calcium-on-the-incidence-of-recurrent-colorectal-adenomas-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Sajesh K Veettil, Siew Mooi Ching, Kean Ghee Lim, Surasak Saokaew, Pochamana Phisalprapa, Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk
BACKGROUND: Protective effects of calcium supplementation against colorectal adenomas have been documented in systematic reviews; however, the results have not been conclusive. Our objective was to update and systematically evaluate the evidence for calcium supplementation taking into consideration the risks of systematic and random error and to GRADE the evidence. METHODS: The study comprised a systematic review with meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis (TSA) of randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795844/sample-size-adjustment-designs-with-time-to-event-outcomes-a-caution
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Boris Freidlin, Edward L Korn
BACKGROUND: Sample size adjustment designs, which allow increasing the study sample size based on interim analysis of outcome data from a randomized clinical trial, have been increasingly promoted in the biostatistical literature. Although it is recognized that group sequential designs can be at least as efficient as sample size adjustment designs, many authors argue that a key advantage of these designs is their flexibility; interim sample size adjustment decisions can incorporate information and business interests external to the trial...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790853/a-systematic-comparison-of-treatment-modalities-for-nasal-extranodal-natural-killer-t-cell-lymphoma-in-early-stages-between-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-and-sequential-chemotherapy
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Ming Qian, Hengmin Tao, Wei Xu, Hongzhi Ji
AIM: Nasal extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma (nasal ENKTL), which is strongly associated with the Epstein-Barr virus infection, is a common disease in Asia and Latin America. We conducted a retrospective study to compare the overall survival (OS) following concurrent or sequential treatment with radiotherapy and chemotherapy in patients with early stage ENKTL. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The records of 58 cases from between 2000 to 2010 were retrieved. Of these, 28 patients (15 males, with median age of 51 years) were treated with sequential chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy (SCRT) and 30 patients (17 males, with median age of 46 years) were treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT)...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789615/choice-of-futility-boundaries-for-group-sequential-designs-with-two-endpoints
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Svenja Schüler, Meinhard Kieser, Geraldine Rauch
BACKGROUND: In clinical trials, the opportunity for an early stop during an interim analysis (either for efficacy or for futility) may relevantly save time and financial resources. This is especially important, if the planning assumptions required for power calculation are based on a low level of evidence. For example, when including two primary endpoints in the confirmatory analysis, the power of the trial depends on the effects of both endpoints and on their correlation. Assessing the feasibility of such a trial is therefore difficult, as the number of parameter assumptions to be correctly specified is large...
August 8, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782112/lower-vs-higher-fluid-volumes-in-sepsis-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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T S Meyhoff, M H Møller, P B Hjortrup, M Cronhjort, A Perner, J Wetterslev
BACKGROUND: Intravenous fluid administration with crystalloids is recommended in the initial management of sepsis. However, the quality of evidence supporting the recommendation on fluid volumes is low, and clinical equipoise exists. Potential benefits of restricting fluid volumes has been suggested, but the overall benefit or harm in patients with sepsis is unknown. Accordingly, we aim to assess patient-important benefits and harms of lower vs. higher fluid volumes in resuscitation of adult patients with sepsis...
September 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779904/ixabepilone-and-carboplatin-for-hormone-receptor-positive-her2-neu-negative-and-triple-negative-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Cynthia Osborne, Jagathi D Challagalla, Charles F Eisenbeis, Frankie Ann Holmes, Marcus A Neubauer, Nicholas W Koutrelakos, Carlos A Taboada, Sasha J Vukelja, Sharon T Wilks, Mary Ann Allison, Praveen Reddy, Scot Sedlacek, Yunfei Wang, Lina Asmar, Joyce O'Shaughnessy
BACKGROUND: Hormonal therapies and single-agent sequential chemotherapeutic regimens are the standards of care for HER2(-) metastatic breast cancer (MBC). However, treating patients with hormone-refractory and triple negative (TN) MBC remains challenging. We report the results of combined ixabepilone and carboplatin in a single-arm phase II trial. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In the present prospective analysis of hormone receptor-positive (HR(+))/HER2(-) and TN MBC cohorts, patients could have received 0 to 2 chemotherapy regimens for MBC before enrollment...
July 10, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778096/intravascular-ultrasound-guidance-in-drug-eluting-stents-implantation-a-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Cheng Qian, Hong Feng, Jianlei Cao, Guangyu Zhang, Yanggan Wang
OBJECTIVE: Previous evidence suggested that intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guidance could improve outcomes after drug-eluting stents (DES) placement, largely driven by data from observational studies. We, therefore, performed a meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis of randomized controlled trials to overcome this limitation. RESULTS: The retrieval process yielded 7 RCTs with 3,192 patients. Compared to the angiography guidance, IVUS-guided DES implantation was associated with a significant reduction in the major adverse cardiac events (MACE) (OR 0...
July 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770000/cupping-therapy-versus-acupuncture-for-pain-related-conditions-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials-and-trial-sequential-analysis
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REVIEW
Ya-Jing Zhang, Hui-Juan Cao, Xin-Lin Li, Xiao-Ying Yang, Bao-Yong Lai, Guo-Yang Yang, Jian-Ping Liu
BACKGROUND: Both cupping therapy and acupuncture have been used in China for a long time, and their target indications are pain-related conditions. There is no systematic review comparing the effectiveness of these two therapies. OBJECTIVES: To compare the beneficial effectiveness and safety between cupping therapy and acupuncture for pain-related conditions to provide evidence for clinical practice. METHODS: Protocol of this review was registered in PROSPERO (CRD42016050986)...
2017: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768334/effect-of-internet-based-guided-self-help-vs-individual-face-to-face-treatment-on-full-or-subsyndromal-binge-eating-disorder-in-overweight-or-obese-patients-the-interbed-randomized-clinical-trial
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Martina de Zwaan, Stephan Herpertz, Stephan Zipfel, Jennifer Svaldi, Hans-Christoph Friederich, Frauke Schmidt, Andreas Mayr, Tony Lam, Carmen Schade-Brittinger, Anja Hilbert
Importance: Although cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) represents the criterion standard for treatment of binge eating disorder (BED), most individuals do not have access to this specialized treatment. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of internet-based guided self-help (GSH-I) compared with traditional, individual face-to-face CBT. Design, Setting, and Participants: The Internet and Binge Eating Disorder (INTERBED) study is a prospective, multicenter, randomized, noninferiority clinical trial (treatment duration, 4 months; follow-ups, 6 months and 1...
August 2, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764687/sustainability-and-scalability-of-a-volunteer-based-primary-care-intervention-health-tapestry-a-mixed-methods-analysis
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Monika Kastner, Radha Sayal, Doug Oliver, Sharon E Straus, Lisa Dolovich
BACKGROUND: Chronic diseases are a significant public health concern, particularly in older adults. To address the delivery of health care services to optimally meet the needs of older adults with multiple chronic diseases, Health TAPESTRY (Teams Advancing Patient Experience: Strengthening Quality) uses a novel approach that involves patient home visits by trained volunteers to collect and transmit relevant health information using e-health technology to inform appropriate care from an inter-professional healthcare team...
August 1, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753136/implementation-of-a-personalized-cost-effective-physical-therapy-approach-coach2move-for-older-adults-barriers-and-facilitators
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Arjan J W van de Sant, Nienke M de Vries, Thomas J Hoogeboom, Maria W G Nijhuis-van der Sanden
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This article reports on a recent randomized clinical trial that showed a personalized approach to physical therapy (Coach2Move) by a physical therapist specialized in geriatrics (PTG) to be more cost-effective than usual physical therapy care in people with mobility problems (n = 130, mean age = 78 years). METHODS: We used an explanatory mixed-methods sequential design alongside the randomized clinical trial to gain insight into (a) the contrast between the 2 interventions, (b) the fidelity of the Coach2Move delivery; (c) PTGs' experiences of Coach2Move; and (d) possible barriers and facilitators for future implementation...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750677/inhaled-ap301-for-treatment-of-pulmonary-edema-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-phase-iia-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Katharina Krenn, Rudolf Lucas, Adrien Croizé, Stefan Boehme, Klaus Ulrich Klein, Robert Hermann, Klaus Markstaller, Roman Ullrich
BACKGROUND: High-permeability pulmonary edema is a hallmark of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and is frequently accompanied by impaired alveolar fluid clearance (AFC). AP301 enhances AFC by activating epithelial sodium channels (ENaCs) on alveolar epithelial cells, and we investigated its effect on extravascular lung water index (EVLWI) in mechanically ventilated patients with ARDS. METHODS: Forty adult mechanically ventilated patients with ARDS were included in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial for proof of concept...
July 27, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749016/trends-in-study-design-and-the-statistical-methods-employed-in-a-leading-general-medicine-journal
#19
M Gosho, Y Sato, K Nagashima, S Takahashi
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Study design and statistical methods have become core components of medical research, and the methodology has become more multifaceted and complicated over time. The study of the comprehensive details and current trends of study design and statistical methods is required to support the future implementation of well-planned clinical studies providing information about evidence-based medicine. Our purpose was to illustrate study design and statistical methods employed in recent medical literature...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748107/study-protocol-a-mixed-methods-feasibility-study-for-a-loaded-self-managed-exercise-programme-for-patellofemoral-pain
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Benjamin E Smith, Paul Hendrick, Marcus Bateman, Fiona Moffatt, Michael Skovdal Rathleff, James Selfe, Toby O Smith, Pip Logan
BACKGROUND: Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is one of the most common forms of knee pain in adults under the age of 40, with a prevalence of 23% in the general population. The long-term prognosis is poor, with only one third of people pain-free 1 year after diagnosis. The biomedical model of pain in relation to persistent PFP has recently been called into question. It has been suggested that interventions for chronic musculoskeletal conditions should consider alternative mechanisms of action, beyond muscles and joints...
2018: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
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