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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725640/risk-factors-for-impaired-fasting-glucose-or-diabetes-among-hiv-infected-patients-on-art-in-the-copperbelt-province-of-zambia
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Perfect Shankalala, Choolwe Jacobs, Samuel Bosomprah, Michael Vinikoor, Patrick Katayamoyo, Charles Michelo
BACKGROUND: Africa has a high prevalence of both Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) but in Zambia there are few data on co-morbid NCDs like Diabetes Mellitus (DM) among HIV-infected individuals. We aimed to identify risk factors for impaired fasting glucose or diabetes among HIV-infected Zambians on long-term Combined Antiretroviral Treatment (cART). METHODS: This was a cross sectional study of adult HIV patients in five health facilities of Copperbelt Province in Zambia...
2017: Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721897/adjuvant-chemoradiation-therapy-for-cervical-cancer-and-effect-of-timing-and-duration-on-treatment-outcome
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Sachin Jhawar, Lara Hathout, Mohamed A Elshaikh, Sushil Beriwal, William Small, Omar Mahmoud
PURPOSE: Worse treatment outcomes can be expected with prolongation of the overall treatment time (OTT) during definitive chemoradiation therapy (CRT) for cervical cancer. In the adjuvant setting, data on the relative importance of the OTT and the importance of RT and chemotherapy synchronization are scarce. Using the National Cancer Database, we evaluated the effect of these treatment variables on overall survival in the adjuvant CRT setting. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The present analysis included nonmetastatic cervical cancer patients undergoing hysterectomy followed by adjuvant CRT...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719285/trial-of-a-novel-intervention-to-improve-multiple-food-hygiene-behaviors-in-nepal
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Om Prasad Gautam, Wolf-Peter Schmidt, Sandy Cairncross, Sue Cavill, Valerie Curtis
AbstractIn this study, we report on the results of a trial of an intervention to improve five food hygiene behaviors among mothers of young children in rural Nepal. This novel intervention targeted five behaviors; cleanliness of serving utensils, handwashing with soap before feeding, proper storage of cooked food, and thorough reheating and water treatment. Based on formative research and a creative process using the Behavior-Centered Design approach, an innovative intervention package was designed and delivered over a period of 3 months...
June 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716351/effect-of-provision-of-home-based-curative-health-services-by-public-sector-health-care-providers-on-neonatal-survival-a-community-based-cluster-randomised-trial-in-rural-pakistan
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Sajid Soofi, Simon Cousens, Ali Turab, Yaqub Wasan, Shah Mohammed, Shabina Ariff, Zaid Bhatti, Imran Ahmed, Steve Wall, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
BACKGROUND: Although the effectiveness of community mobilisation and promotive care delivered by community health workers in reducing perinatal and neonatal mortality is well established, evidence in support of home-based neonatal resuscitation and infection management is mixed. We assessed the effectiveness of adding training in neonatal bag and mask resuscitation and oral antibiotic therapy for suspected neonatal infections to a basic preventive and promotive interventions package delivered by public sector community-based lady health workers (LHWs) in rural Pakistan...
August 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713114/retrospective-assessment-of-healing-outcome-of-endodontic-treatment-for-mandibular-molars-with-c-shaped-root-canal
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Anika Bansal, Anuj Singh Parihar, Achla Sethi, Kishore Kumar Majety, Jaina Panjabi, Basanta Kumar Choudhury
INTRODUCTION: A thorough knowledge of the anatomic morphology of the root canal system is necessary for the long-term success of the root canal therapy. The occurrence of C-shaped root canal configuration is one such variation. Achievement of favorable prognosis after commencing root canal therapy in such teeth is one of the challenges imposed on the endodontist. Hence, we evaluated the healing occurring after endodontic therapy in patients with C-shaped root canals in mandibular molars...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709772/physical-health-promotion-in-patients-with-functional-psychoses-receiving-community-psychiatric-services-results-of-the-physico-dsm-vr-study
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Elena Bonfioli, Maria Angela Mazzi, Loretta Berti, Lorenzo Burti
OBJECTIVES: Psychotic patients have poorer health behaviours, including poor diets and sedentary lifestyles increasing their risk for obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidaemia, and tend to have a shorter life expectancy as compared to nonpsychiatric populations. Lifestyle intervention programmes that target modifiable risk factors in such patients have produced uneven results. The objective was to evaluate the efficacy of a package of health promotion strategies to improve diet and physical exercise in psychotic patients...
July 11, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705590/comparative-study-of-type-b-distal-radius-fractures-with-and-without-lunate-facet-involvement-treated-by-volar-locking-plate-an-observational-study
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Xiong Zhang, Yan Zhao, Chunhe Hu, Kunlun Yu, Jiangbo Bai, Dehu Tian, Yi Xu, Bing Zhang
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the results of volar locking plate for treatment of type B distal radius fractures involving the lunate facet and compare them with those without involvement in lunate facet. METHOD: s: This was a retrospective study. A total of 93 patients with type B distal radius were treated by single volar locking plate between January 2014 and December 2015. Preoperative digital radiographs were used to initially diagnose and further classify this injury according to AO/OTA classification system...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683806/evaluating-the-effect-of-the-helping-mothers-survive-bleeding-after-birth-hms-bab-training-in-tanzania-and-uganda-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Claudia Hanson, Andrea B Pembe, Fadhlun Alwy, Susan Atuhairwe, Sebalda Leshabari, Jessica Morris, Frank Kaharuza, Gaetano Marrone
BACKGROUND: Postpartum haemorrhage complicates approximately 10% of all deliveries and contributes to at least a quarter of all maternal deaths worldwide. The competency-based Helping Mothers Survive Bleeding after Birth (HMS BAB) training was developed to support evidence-based management of postpartum haemorrhage. This one-day training includes low-cost MamaNatalie® birthing simulators and addresses both prevention and first-line treatment of haemorrhage. While evidence is accumulating that the training improves health provider's knowledge, skills and confidence, evidence is missing as to whether this translates into improved practices and reduced maternal morbidity and mortality...
July 6, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665377/-the-novel-approaches-to-the-rehabilitation-of-the-patients-presenting-with-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-and-co-morbid-pathology
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N E Komleva, A A Marjanovsky, A N Danilov, L G Agasarov
This paper was designed to discuss the problems of co-morbidity and approaches to the rehabilitation of the patients presenting with gastroesophageal reflux disease and a concomitant pathology and to analyze the issues concerning the possible vertebro-visceral correlations inherent in the diseases of the internal organs. AIM: To evaluate the vertebro-neurological status of the thoracic segment of the vertebral column in the patients suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease and to further improve the methods for their treatment taking into consideration the concomitant pathology, if any...
2017: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658826/analysis-of-12-months-clinical-outcomes-associated-with-implantation-of-ultrathin-60-%C3%AE-m-bare-metal-stent-in-an-unselected-real-world-population-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Adikesava Naidu Otikunta, Uday Kumar Hosad, Y V Subba Reddy, Srikanth Eruvaram, Ravi Srinivas, Rajeev Garg, Limmy Loret Lobo
INTRODUCTION: In the era of drug-eluting stents, Bare Metal Stent (BMS) has worked its way up to be recognized in several indications. Moreover, literature suggests that strut thickness has been directly related to the restenosis rate. AIM: We intended to evaluate the clinical performance of the ultrathin (60 μm) Flexinnium stent (Sahajanand Medical Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Surat, India) for treatment of a wide range of patients with coronary artery disease in routine clinical practice...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652801/outcome-of-tuberculosis-treatment-and-its-predictors-among-hiv-infected-patients-in-southwest-ethiopia
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Adane Teshome Kefale, Yeniewa Kerie Anagaw
BACKGROUND: Co-infection with HIV challenges treatment of tuberculosis (TB) and worsens the outcome. This study aimed to assess the outcome of TB treatment and its predictors among HIV infected patients at Mizan-Tepi University Teaching Hospital (MTUTH), Ethiopia. METHODS: Medical records of 188 TB/HIV co-infected patients who attended the TB clinic of MTUTH from September 2012 to December 2015 were reviewed from March 14 to April 1, 2016. The primary endpoints of the study were treatment outcome of TB and its predictors...
2017: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647726/treatments-for-gestational-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Diane Farrar, Mark Simmonds, Maria Bryant, Trevor A Sheldon, Derek Tuffnell, Su Golder, Debbie A Lawlor
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness of different treatments for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). DESIGN: Systematic review, meta-analysis and network meta-analysis. METHODS: Data sources were searched up to July 2016 and included MEDLINE and Embase. Randomised trials comparing treatments for GDM (packages of care (dietary and lifestyle interventions with pharmacological treatments as required), insulin, metformin, glibenclamide (glyburide)) were selected by two authors and double checked for accuracy...
June 24, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645838/sensitivity-analysis-and-uncertainty-quantification-in-pulmonary-drug-delivery-of-orally-inhaled-pharmaceuticals
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Jun Lu, Jinxiang Xi, Joseph E Langenderfer
In spite of widespread use of modeling tools in inhalation dosimetry, it remains difficult to quantify the output uncertainties when subjected to various sources of input variability. This study aimed to develop a computational model that can quantify the input sensitivity and output uncertainty in pulmonary drug delivery by coupling probabilistic analysis package NESSUS with ANSYS Fluent. An image-based mouth-lung model was used to simulate the transport and deposition of drug particles and variability in particle size, density, and inhalation speed were considered...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639551/facet-joint-injections-for-people-with-persistent-non-specific-low-back-pain-facet-injection-study-a-feasibility-study-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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David R Ellard, Martin Underwood, Felix Achana, James Hl Antrobus, Shyam Balasubramanian, Sally Brown, Melinda Cairns, James Griffin, Frances Griffiths, Kirstie Haywood, Charles Hutchinson, Ranjit Lall, Stavros Petrou, Nigel Stallard, Colin Tysall, David A Walsh, Harbinder Sandhu
BACKGROUND: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) 2009 guidelines for persistent low back pain (LBP) do not recommend the injection of therapeutic substances into the back as a treatment for LBP because of the absence of evidence for their effectiveness. This feasibility study aimed to provide a stable platform that could be used to evaluate a randomised controlled trial (RCT) on the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of intra-articular facet joint injections (FJIs) when added to normal care...
May 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639415/anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-for-diabetic-macular-oedema-a-network-meta-analysis
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Gianni Virgili, Mariacristina Parravano, Jennifer R Evans, Iris Gordon, Ersilia Lucenteforte
BACKGROUND: Diabetic macular oedema (DMO) is a common complication of diabetic retinopathy. Antiangiogenic therapy with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) modalities can reduce oedema and thereby improve vision and prevent further visual loss. These drugs have replaced laser photocoagulation as the standard of care for people with DMO. OBJECTIVES: The 2014 update of this review found high-quality evidence of benefit with antiangiogenic therapy with anti-VEGF modalities, compared to laser photocoagulation, for the treatment of DMO...
June 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630020/transumbilical-multi-port-laparoscopic-pyeloplasty-versus-transumbilical-single-site-laparoscopic-pyeloplasty-for-ureteropelvic-junction-obstruction-in-children-a-retrospectively-comparative-study
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Dehong Liu, Huixia Zhou, Lifei Ma, Huawei Xie, Tian Tao, Hualin Cao, Xiaoguang Zhou, Xiaolong Luo, Shaojun Chen
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic pyeloplasty has achieved good cosmetic and functional outcomes. Both transumbilical single-site and transumbilical multi-port approaches are currently being used. No comparison of transumbilical single-site laparoscopic pyeloplasty (TSLP) and transumbilical multi-port laparoscopic pyeloplasty (TMLP) has been reported in the literature. OBJECTIVES: We present a retrospective comparison study to evaluate clinical outcomes of TSLP and TMLP for children with ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO)...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617166/challenges-in-providing-timely-physiotherapy-and-opportunities-to-influence-outcomes-for-potential-lung-donors
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Cassandra Raios, Jenny L Keating, Nicola Stitt, Helen I Opdam, Elizabeth H Skinner
CONTEXT: There is a critical shortage of donor lungs however, considerable ethical considerations are associated with the conduct of research to optimize care of the potential organ donor. OBJECTIVE: To investigate pathways of consent, respiratory care by physiotherapists and donation rates to contextualize future research on physiotherapy effects on donor lung suitability for procurement. DESIGN: Retrospective audit. SETTING: Australian tertiary hospital...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615258/effect-of-a-package-of-health-and-nutrition-services-on-sustained-recovery-in-children-after-moderate-acute-malnutrition-and-factors-related-to-sustaining-recovery-a-cluster-randomized-trial
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Heather C Stobaugh, Lucy B Bollinger, Sara E Adams, Audrey H Crocker, Jennifer B Grise, Julie A Kennedy, Chrissie Thakwalakwa, Kenneth M Maleta, Dennis J Dietzen, Mark J Manary, Indi Trehan
Background: Children who recover from moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) have high rates of relapse in the year after nutritional recovery. Interventions to decrease these adverse outcomes are needed to maximize the overall effectiveness of supplemental feeding programs (SFPs).Objectives: We evaluated the effectiveness of a package of health and nutrition interventions on improving the proportion of children who sustained recovery for 1 y after MAM treatment. We further explored factors related to sustained recovery...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595590/shortcomings-in-snake-bite-management-in-rural-cameroon-a-case-report
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Frank-Leonel Tianyi, Christian Akem Dimala, Vitalis Fambombi Feteh
BACKGROUND: Snake bites are an important public health problem in developing countries with most bites occurring in rural areas. Severe envenomation often occurs in children and following bites to the face. Prompt administration of potent anti-venom remains the mainstay of management. However in Cameroon, the use of anti-venoms is limited by non-availability, high cost (where available) and poor mastery of treatment guidelines. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a 10-year-old muslim Cameroonian child from an enclaved rural area, brought to the hospital 12 h after a snake bite to the face, with signs of severe envenomation...
June 8, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594792/-assessment-of-functional-state-of-microcirculatory-bed-of-the-foot-in-patients-with-lower-limb-critical-ischaemia
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S A Platonov, V V Zavatskiĭ, M A Kiselev, A I Avramenko, A S Novitskiĭ, I A Alimkhadzhiev, D V Kandyba, V E Savello, I P Dudanov
The authors assessed perfusion of the foot in patients presenting with lower limb critical ischaemia before and after endovascular revascularization, as well as analysed the interrelationship between the change of perfusion and the clinical result of treatment. The study includes a total of 15 patients presenting with ulcerative-necrotic defects of the foot. All patients underwent study of 2D-perfusion of the foot before and after the endovascular intervention. The '2D-perfusion' package was used within the framework of an angiographic examination, and required neither increase in the volume of the contrast medium nor radiation load...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
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