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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209505/botulinum-toxin-treatment-for-nocturnal-calf-cramps-in-patients-with-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Sang Jun Park, Kyung Bong Yoon, Duck Mi Yoon, Shin Hyung Kim
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical effectiveness of botulinum toxin (BTX) injection into the gastrocnemius muscles in lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) patients with frequent nocturnal calf cramps (NCCs) DESIGN: Prospective randomized clinical trial SETTING: Outpatient department for interventional pain management. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty LSS patients with a frequency of NCCs ≥ once per week were enrolled. INTERVENTION: Patients were randomly allocated to receive either conservative treatments plus gabapentin (Group GPN) or BTX injection (Group BTX)...
February 13, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209068/urinary-cytokines-chemokines-after-magnetic-resonance-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-for-palliative-treatment-of-painful-bone-metastases
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Ahmad Bushehri, Gregory Czarnota, Liying Zhang, Kullervo Hynynen, Yuexi Huang, Michael Chan, William Chu, Kristopher Dennis, Charles Mougenot, Jennifer Coccagna, Arjun Sahgal, Edward Chow, Carlo DeAngelis
BACKGROUND: Pain is experienced by 50-75% of patients with bone metastases, representing a major source of morbidity amongst cancer patients. Magnetic resonance-guided high intensity focused ultrasound (MRgHIFU) is a new, non-invasive, outpatient treatment modality for painful bone metastases. The aim of this study was to analyze urinary cytokines/chemokines pattern after MRgHIFU for palliative treatment of painful bone metastases. The findings were compared to the cytokines/chemokines pattern post single 8 Gy fraction radiation from our previous study...
January 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207662/expression-of-mirna-124a-in-cd4-cells-reflects-response-to-a-multidisciplinary-treatment-program-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain
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Benjamin Luchting, Jens Heyn, Ludwig Christian Hinske, Shahnaz Christina Azad
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective evaluation of microRNA (miRNA) expression in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether pain- and T cell-related miRNAs are differentially expressed in CLBP when compared with healthy volunteers and whether these miRNAs may distinguish between responders and nonresponders to a multidisciplinary treatment program. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: CLBP is a common health problem worldwide...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204998/discrimination-between-emboli-and-artifacts-for-outpatient-transcranial-doppler-ultrasound-data
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Blaise Kévin Guépié, Bruno Sciolla, Fabien Millioz, Marilys Almar, Philippe Delachartre
This paper addresses the detection of emboli in transcranial Doppler ultrasound data acquired from an original portable device. The challenge is the removal of several artifacts (motion and voice) intrinsically related to long-duration (up to 1 h 40 mn per patient) outpatient signals monitoring from this device, as well as high intensities due to the stochastic nature of blood flow. This paper proposes an adapted removal procedure. This firstly consists of reducing the background noise and detecting the blood flow in the time-frequency domain using a likelihood method for contour detection...
February 15, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204835/pain-and-functional-outcomes-after-outpatient-physiotherapy-in-patients-with-low-back-pain
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Martin Alfuth, Dieter W Welsink
BACKGROUND: Physiotherapy treatment programs are recommended in the rehabilitation of low back pain (LBP). Rehabilitation institutions are increasingly asked to demonstrate the outcomes of their intensive physiotherapy services. AIM: To describe pain and functional outcome measures following a 6-month outpatient physiotherapy treatment program in patients with LBP. METHODS: A total of 85 patients were analysed after being treated with a combination of physiotherapeutic treatment modalities 2-3 days weekly...
February 15, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199748/daylight-photodynamic-therapy-with-methylene-blue-in-plane-warts-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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G Fathy, M K Asaad, H M Rashid
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a technique that utilizes reactive oxygen species produced by a non-toxic dye or photosensitizer molecule in the presence of low intensity visible light to kill mammalian or microbial cells ((1)) . The advantages of PDT are numerous, it is a safe, non-invasive technique which yields effective therapeutic results ((2)) . Photodynamic therapy is not free of adverse effects. The most common one is pain during illumination. With the use of portable light sources to optimize the procedure and facilitate outpatient treatment, the concept of ambulatory PDT has emerged...
February 15, 2017: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196458/service-use-in-the-month-and-year-prior-to-suicide-among-adults-enrolled-in-ohio-medicaid
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Cynthia A Fontanella, Lynn A Warner, Danielle L Hiance-Steelesmith, Helen Anne Sweeney, Jeffrey A Bridge, Richard McKeon, John V Campo
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to inform suicide prevention efforts by estimating the incidence of suicide among adult Medicaid enrollees and describing clinical profiles and service utilization patterns among decedents. METHODS: Death certificate data for adults (N=1,338) ages 19 to 65 who died by suicide between January 1, 2008, and December 31, 2013, were linked with Ohio Medicaid data. RESULTS: The suicide rate was 18.9 deaths per 100,000 Ohio Medicaid enrollees...
February 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195939/care-for-vulnerable-elderly-in-cardiology-a-program-for-daily-practice
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Mirjam A M Wit, Annet J C M Bos-Schaap, Victor A W M Umans
BACKGROUND: The percentage of cardiac patients aged ≥75 has increased considerably over the past decades. To optimize multidisciplinary care for these frail elderly, a program of intensive medical and nursing care was started at Noord West Ziekenhuisgroep department of cardiology. METHODS: Patients over 70 years of age, admitted to the department of cardiology, were included and treated by the advanced practice nurse according to a redesigned care process that focused on expedite mobilization and care by an advanced practice nurse-headed team including the first outpatient visit...
March 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194410/acute-feasibility-of-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-in-severely-obese-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-a-pilot-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Isabelle Vivodtzev, Nicola A Maffiuletti, Anne-Laure Borel, Angélique Grangier, Bernard Wuyam, Renaud Tamisier, Jean-Louis Pépin
Objective. Obesity and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are closely interconnected conditions both leading to high cardiovascular risk. Inactivity is frequent and physical activity programs remain difficult in these patients. We investigated the acute feasibility of two neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) modalities in extremely inactive obese patients with OSA. Design. A randomized cross-over study, with two experimental sessions (one per condition: multipath NMES versus conventional NMES). Setting. Outpatient research hospital...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187400/can-c-reactive-protein-inform-antidepressant-medication-selection-in-depressed-outpatients-findings-from-the-co-med-trial
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Manish K Jha, Abu Minhajuddin, Bharathi S Gadad, Tracy Greer, Bruce Grannemann, Abigail Soyombo, Taryn L Mayes, A John Rush, Madhukar H Trivedi
OBJECTIVE: Currently, no valid measures inform treatment selection for depressed patients. Whether C-reactive protein (CRP) in particular and two other acute phase reactants (inflammatory markers) could differentiate between patients responding to either of two treatments with different mechanisms of action was assessed. METHOD: Subjects included Combining Medications to Enhance Depression Outcomes (CO-MED) trial participants randomly assigned to either escitalopram plus placebo (SSRI monotherapy, n=51) or bupropion plus escitalopram combination (bupropion-SSRI combination, n=55) with baseline plasma samples...
January 24, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186314/psychopathological-profile-and-prevalence-of-dual-pathology-on-patients-with-alcoholic-dependence-undergoing-outpatient-treatment
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Miguel A García-Carretero, José P Novalbos-Ruiz, María Robles-Martínez, María A Jordán-Quintero, Cristina O'Ferrall-González
AIMS: Assess the prevalence of dual pathology in patients with alcohol dependence and describe the psychopathological profile of mental disorders, impulsiveness, ADHD presence and craving. METHOD: It is a cross-sectional study about dual pathology, carried out on 102 patients undergoing outpatient treatment. The presence of dual pathology is established by means of the MINI-5 interview and the MCMI-III test; DSM-IV being used as the alcohol abuse criteria. Impulsiveness, ADHD presence, craving and quality of life were measured through SIS, ASRSv1, MACS and SF-36...
January 2017: Actas Españolas de Psiquiatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178426/physical-activity-in-pediatric-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-measured-by-accelerometry-a-candidate-clinical-endpoint
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Willemijn M H Zijlstra, Mark-Jan Ploegstra, Theresia Vissia-Kazemier, Marcus T R Roofthooft, Gideon du Marchie Sarvaas, Beatrijs Bartelds, Annette Rackowitz, Freek van den Heuvel, Hans L Hillege, Guy Plasqui, Rolf M F Berger
Rationale- The development of evidence-based treatment guidelines for pediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is hampered by lack of pediatric clinical trials. Trial-design is hampered by lack of a feasible clinical endpoint in this population. Objectives- To evaluate the use of accelerometry for measuring physical activity (PA) in pediatric PAH and to investigate its correlation with clinical disease severity markers. Methods- We included children from the Dutch National Network for Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension...
February 8, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177446/healthcare-utilization-among-urban-homeless-followed-by-an-outpatient-clinic-more-intensive-use-by-migrant-groups
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Giulia Silvestrini, Bruno Federico, Gianfranco Damiani, Salvatore Geraci, Stefania Bruno, Bianca Maisano, Walter Ricciardi, Anton Eduard Kunst
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167746/randomised-controlled-trial-examining-the-effect-of-an-outpatient-exercise-training-programme-on-haemodynamics-and-cardiac-mr-parameters-of-right-ventricular-function-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-the-expah-study-protocol
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Karen S W Chia, Steven G Faux, Peter K K Wong, Cameron Holloway, Hassan Assareh, Craig S McLachlan, Eugene Kotlyar
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a potentially life-threatening condition characterised by elevated pulmonary artery pressure. Early stage PH patients are often asymptomatic. Disease progression is associated with impairment of right ventricular function and progressive dyspnoea. Current guidelines recommend exercise training (grade IIa, level B). However, many questions remain regarding the mechanisms of improvement, intensity of supervision and optimal frequency, duration and intensity of exercise...
February 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157644/the-future-for-follow-up-of-gynaecological-cancer-in-europe-summary-of-available-data-and-overview-of-ongoing-trials
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REVIEW
S C Leeson, K Beaver, N P M Ezendam, R Mačuks, P L Martin-Hirsch, T Miles, M M Jeppesen, P T Jensen, P Zola
After completing treatment, most patients follow a pre-determined schedule of regular hospital outpatient appointments, which includes clinical examinations, consultations and routine tests. After several years of surveillance, patients are transferred back to primary care. However, there is limited evidence to support the effectiveness and efficiency of this approach. This paper examines the current rationale and evidence base for hospital-based follow-up after treatment for gynaecological cancer. We investigate what alternative models of care have been formally evaluated and what research is currently in progress in Europe, in order to make tentative recommendations for a model of follow-up...
January 19, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157274/strategies-for-improving-adherence-to-antiepileptic-drug-treatment-in-people-with-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Sinaa Al-Aqeel, Olga Gershuni, Jawza Al-Sabhan, Mickael Hiligsmann
BACKGROUND: Poor adherence to antiepileptic medication is associated with increased mortality, morbidity and healthcare costs. In this review, we focus on interventions designed and tested in randomised controlled trials and quasi-randomised controlled trials to assist people with adherence to antiepileptic medication. This is an updated version of the original Cochrane review published in the Cochrane Library, Issue 1, 2010. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving adherence to antiepileptic medication in adults and children with epilepsy...
February 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156503/health-care-utilization-and-costs-at-end-of-life-among-patients-with-leukemia-or-lymphoma-in-a-regional-cancer-registry-insurance-claims-linked-database
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Catherine R Fedorenko, Karma L Kreizenbeck, Ted Conklin, Bruce Smith, Gary H Lyman, Scott David Ramsey
: 184 Background: End-of-life (EOL) care for persons with hematologic malignancies is variable and often involves high-intensity services at death approaches, which may not reflect patient or family preferences. We characterized healthcare utilization and associated costs in the last 30 days of life among subjects with leukemia or lymphoma to better understand patterns of care in this population. METHODS: We linked enrollment and claims records from two regional commercial insurers to Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) records for patients diagnosed with leukemia or lymphoma in Western Washington state between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2015...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156454/evaluating-the-prognostic-effect-of-a-pain-classification-system-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer
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Kimberson Cochien Tanco, Ali Haider, Courtney Maligi, Minjeong Park, Diane D Liu, Eduardo Bruera
: 95 Background: The Edmonton Classification System for Cancer Pain (ECS-CP) has been shown to predict pain management complexity based on five features: pain mechanism, incident pain, psychological distress, addictive behavior, and cognitive function. The main objective of our study was to explore the association between increasing sum of negative ECS-CP features and achievement of good pain control at first follow up visit at an outpatient palliative care clinic. METHODS: Initial and follow up clinical information of 409 eligible supportive care outpatients such as patient demographics, ECS-CP assessment, morphine equivalent daily dose (MEDD), opioid rotation, Edmonton Symptom Assessment Score (ESAS), and personalized pain goal (PPG) were retrospectively reviewed and analyzed...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156453/frequency-predictors-and-outcomes-of-urine-drug-test-among-patients-with-advanced-cancer-on-chronic-opioid-therapy-at-an-outpatient-supportive-care-clinic
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Tonya Edwards, David Hui, Jessica Marie Waletich-Flemming, Suresh K Reddy, Diane D Liu, Jimin Wu, Eduardo Bruera
: 94 Background: Data on the utilization and outcomes of urine drug tests (UDT) among advanced cancer patients is limited. The main objective of this study was to determine the factors associated with UDT ordering and results in advanced cancer outpatients. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of 1058 patients seen from March 2014 to November 2015 at an outpatient supportive care clinic was conducted. Sixty-one patients on chronic opioid therapy who underwent UDT were identified...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156452/factors-associated-with-quality-of-life-in-a-cohort-of-patients-with-palliative-advanced-cancer-from-a-developing-country-relevance-of-perception-of-cancer-curability
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Paola Langer, Cecilia Carrasco Escarate, Pilar Bonati, Bogomila Batic, Laura Tupper Satt, Marcela Gonzalez Otaiza
: 93 Background: Improving quality of life (QOL) is a key goal in palliative care for patients with advanced cancer. Most studies about QOL in palliative care patients have been performed in the developed world. However, little is known about the factors that influence patients QOL in developing countries. The aim of this study is to describe factors associated with QOL in a cohort of patients with advanced cancer who were enrolled in the outpatient clinic public hospital in Santiago, Chile...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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