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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930815/variability-in-usual-care-mechanical-ventilation-for-pediatric-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-time-for-a-decision-support-protocol
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Christopher J L Newth, Katherine A Sward, Robinder G Khemani, Kent Page, Kathleen L Meert, Joseph A Carcillo, Thomas P Shanley, Frank W Moler, Murray M Pollack, Heidi J Dalton, David L Wessel, John T Berger, Robert A Berg, Rick E Harrison, Richard Holubkov, Allan Doctor, J Michael Dean, Tammara L Jenkins, Carol E Nicholson
OBJECTIVES: Although pediatric intensivists philosophically embrace lung protective ventilation for acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome, we hypothesized that ventilator management varies. We assessed ventilator management by evaluating changes to ventilator settings in response to blood gases, pulse oximetry, or end-tidal CO2. We also assessed the potential impact that a pediatric mechanical ventilation protocol adapted from National Heart Lung and Blood Institute acute respiratory distress syndrome network protocols could have on reducing variability by comparing actual changes in ventilator settings to those recommended by the protocol...
September 19, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927896/niacin-and-heart-disease-prevention-engraving-its-tombstone-is-a-mistake
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REVIEW
Harold Robert Superko, Xue-Qiao Zhao, Howard N Hodis, John R Guyton
Niacin (nicotinic acid) has been used for primary and secondary coronary heart disease prevention for over 40 years. Until recently clinical trials incorporating niacin as part of an intervention strategy consistently demonstrated reduction in clinical events and lesion improvement, including ≥6% absolute mortality reduction. Two large clinical event trials in 2011 (Atherothrombosis Intervention in Metabolic Syndrome With Low HDL/High Triglycerides and Impact on Global Health Outcomes) and 2014 (Heart Protection Study 2-Treatment of HDL to Reduce the Incidence of Vascular Events) concluded that niacin added to statin therapy did not provide clinical event benefit over statin alone...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902067/preventing-preschool-mental-health-problems-population-based-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Harriet Hiscock, Alisha Gulenc, Obioha C Ukoumunne, Lisa Gold, Jordana Bayer, Daniel Shaw, Ha Le, Melissa Wake
OBJECTIVE: Prevention of child behavior problems may reduce later mental health problems. We compared the effectiveness, at the population level, of an efficacious targeted prevention program alone or following a universal parenting program. METHODS: Three-arm, cluster randomized controlled trial. One thousand three hundred fifty-three primary caregivers and healthy 8-month-old babies recruited from July 2010 to January 2011 from well-child centers (randomization unit)...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873231/medical-innovation-in-a-children-s-hospital-diseases-desperate-grown-by-desperate-appliance-are-relieved-or-not-at-all
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Vic Larcher, Helen Turnham, Joe Brierley
A balance needs to be struck between facilitating compassionate access to innovative treatments for those in desperate need, and the duty to protect such vulnerable individuals from the harms of untested/unlicensed treatments. We introduced a principle-based framework (2009) to evaluate such requests and describe its application in the context of recently evolved UK, US and European regulatory processes. 24 referrals (20 individual; four group) were received by our quaternary children's hospital Clinical Ethics Committee (CEC) over the 5-year period (2011-16)...
September 5, 2017: Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856711/rationale-and-design-of-the-canari-study-a-case-control-study-investigating-the-association-between-prostate-cancer-and-5-alpha-reductase-inhibitors-for-symptomatic-benign-prostate-hypertrophy-by-linking-sniiram-and-pathology-laboratories-in-a-specific-region
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Lucie-Marie Scailteux, Frédéric Balusson, Sébastien Vincendeau, Nathalie Rioux-Leclercq, Emmanuel Nowak
Benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH) could be associated with low urinary symptoms requiring medical treatment: 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors (5-ARI) or ɑ-blockers. Two clinical trials investigating 5-ARI use in prostate cancer (PCa) primary prevention highlighted a potential safety signal with an increased risk of high grade PCa. Later observational studies failed to show similar results but have some limits. The present paper focuses on describing the protocol of the CANARI study and its feasibility, as regards the matching process of two pseudo-anonymous databases...
August 30, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846163/long-term-efficacy-and-safety-of-sonidegib-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-and-metastatic-basal-cell-carcinoma-30-month-analysis-of-the-randomized-phase-2-bolt-study
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J T Lear, M R Migden, K D Lewis, A L S Chang, A Guminski, R Gutzmer, L Dirix, P Combemale, A Stratigos, R Plummer, H Castro, T Yi, M Mone, J Zhou, U Trefzer, M Kaatz, C Loquai, R Kudchadkar, D Sellami, R Dummer
BACKGROUND: Patients with locally advanced basal cell carcinoma (laBCC) or metastatic BCC (mBCC), 2 difficult-to-treat populations, have had limited treatment options. Sonidegib, a hedgehog pathway inhibitor (HPI), was approved in laBCC based on results from the BOLT trial. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate long-term efficacy and safety of sonidegib in laBCC and mBCC in the BOLT 18- and 30-month analyses. METHODS: BOLT (NCT01327053, ClinicalTrials. gov), a double-blind phase 2 study, enrolled patients from July 2011 until January 2013...
August 28, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833362/evaluation-of-progesterone-utilization-and-birth-outcomes-in-a-state-medicaid-plan
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Tasmina Hydery, Mylissa K Price, Bonnie C Greenwood, Mito Takeshita, Parag S Kunte, Rose P Mauro, Kimberly Lenz, Paul L Jeffrey
OBJECTIVES: Progesterone (hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection and vaginal progesterone) has been shown to reduce preterm birth (PTB) rates by one-third among pregnant women at high risk. The purpose of this analysis is to report birth outcomes and medication adherence among Massachusetts Medicaid (MassHealth) members receiving progesterone, evaluate the association between member characteristics and birth outcomes and medication adherence, and compare cost of care to a prior preterm pregnancy...
August 22, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830394/young-women-s-perceptions-of-transactional-sex-and-sexual-agency-a-qualitative-study-in-the-context-of-rural-south-africa
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Meghna Ranganathan, Catherine MacPhail, Audrey Pettifor, Kathleen Kahn, Nomhle Khoza, Rhian Twine, Charlotte Watts, Lori Heise
BACKGROUND: Evidence shows that HIV prevalence among young women in sub-Saharan Africa increases almost five-fold between ages 15 and 24, with almost a quarter of young women infected by their early-to mid-20s. Transactional sex or material exchange for sex is a relationship dynamic that has been shown to have an association with HIV infection. METHODS: Using five focus group discussions and 19 in-depth interviews with young women enrolled in the HPTN 068 conditional cash transfer trial (2011-2015), this qualitative study explores young women's perceptions of transactional sex within the structural and cultural context of rural South Africa...
August 22, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723852/effects-of-a-skin-barrier-cream-on-management-of-incontinence-associated-dermatitis-in-older-women-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yuka Kon, Yoshie Ichikawa-Shigeta, Terumi Iuchi, Yukari Nakajima, Gojiro Nakagami, Keiko Tabata, Hiromi Sanada, Junko Sugama
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a skin barrier cream with moisturization and skin-protectant characteristics for improving the severity of incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) pertaining to the skin physiology and appearance. We measured the following outcomes: (1) skin physiological characteristics indicating skin protection and enhancement of the skin's moisture barrier (stratum corneum hydration, dermis hydration level, transepidermal water loss, and skin pH); and (2) changes in skin appearance (the degree of erythema and pigmentation, and the sulcus cutis condition)...
September 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699558/beyond-efficacy-in-water-containers-temephos-and-household-entomological-indices-in-six-studies-between-2005-and-2013-in-managua-nicaragua
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Jorge Arosteguí, Josefina Coloma, Carlos Hernández-Alvarez, Harold Suazo-Laguna, Angel Balmaseda, Eva Harris, Neil Andersson, Robert J Ledogar
BACKGROUND: A cluster-randomized controlled trial of community mobilisation for dengue prevention in Mexico and Nicaragua reported, as a secondary finding, a higher risk of dengue virus infection in households where inspectors found temephos in water containers. Data from control sites in the preceding pilot study and the Nicaragua trial arm provided six time points (2005, 2006, 2007 and 2011, 2012, 2013) to examine potentially protective effects of temephos on entomological indices under every day conditions of the national vector control programme...
May 30, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681535/microbleeds-in-the-secondary-prevention-of-small-subcortical-strokes-trial-stroke-mortality-and-treatment-interactions
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Ashkan Shoamanesh, Lesly A Pearce, Carlos Bazan, Luciana Catanese, Leslie A McClure, Mukul Sharma, Joan Marti-Fabregas, David C Anderson, Carlos S Kase, Robert G Hart, Oscar R Benavente
OBJECTIVE: To characterize cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) in lacunar stroke patients in the Secondary Prevention of Small Subcortical Strokes (SPS3) trial and to assess their relationship with recurrent stroke and death, and response to assigned treatment. METHODS: SPS3 is a randomized, clinical trial conducted between 2003 and 2011. Patients with recent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-documented lacunar infarcts were randomly assigned in a factorial design to target levels of systolic blood pressure (130-149mmHg vs <130mmHg; open label) and to antiplatelet treatment (aspirin/clopidogrel vs aspirin/placebo; double-blinded)...
August 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679389/fertility-intentions-and-contraceptive-practices-among-clinic-users-living-with-hiv-in-kenya-a-mixed-methods-study
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Susannah H Mayhew, Manuela Colombini, James Kelly Kimani, Keith Tomlin, Charlotte E Warren, Richard Mutemwa
BACKGROUND: Preventing unwanted pregnancies in Women Living with HIV (WLHIV) is a recognised HIV-prevention strategy. This study explores the fertility intentions and contraceptive practices of WLHIV using services in Kenya. METHODS: Two hundred forty women self-identifying as WLHIV who attended reproductive health services in Kenya were interviewed with a structured questionnaire in 2011; 48 were also interviewed in-depth. STATA SE/13.1, Nvivo 8 and thematic analysis were used...
July 5, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631283/assessing-causal-effects-of-early-life-course-factors-on-early-childhood-caries-in-5-year-old-ugandan-children-using-directed-acyclic-graphs-dags-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Nancy Birungi, Lars T Fadnes, Arabat Kasangaki, Victoria Nankabirwa, Isaac Okullo, Stein A Lie, James K Tumwine, Anne N Åstrøm
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the effect of distal and proximal early life-course factors on early childhood caries (ECC) in 5-year-old Ugandan children, particularly focusing on the causal effect of exclusive breast feeding (EBF) on ECC using directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) for confounder selection. METHODS: This study had a nested prospective cohort design, focusing on 5 years of follow-ups of caregiver-children pairs from the PROMISE-EBF trial (ClinicalTrials.gov no: NCT00397150) conducted in 2011 in Eastern Uganda...
June 20, 2017: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612389/biochar-potential-in-intensive-cultivation-of-capsicum-anuum-l-sweet-pepper-crop-yield-and-plant-protection
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Abhay Kumar, Yigal Elad, Ludmila Tsechansky, Vikas Abrol, Beni Lew, Rivka Offenbach, Ellen R Graber
BACKGROUND: The influence of various biochars on crop yield and disease resistance of Capsicum anuum L. (sweet pepper) under modern, high-input, intensive net house cultivation was tested over the course of 2011 to 2014 in the Arava desert region of Israel. A pot experiment with Lactuca sativa L. (lettuce) grown in the absence of fertilizer employed the 3-year old field trial soils to determine if biochar treatments contributed to soil intrinsic fertility. RESULTS: Biochar amendments resulted in a significant increase in number and weight of pepper fruits over three years...
June 14, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608597/perineal-techniques-during-the-second-stage-of-labour-for-reducing-perineal-trauma
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REVIEW
Vigdis Aasheim, Anne Britt Vika Nilsen, Liv Merete Reinar, Mirjam Lukasse
BACKGROUND: Most vaginal births are associated with trauma to the genital tract. The morbidity associated with perineal trauma can be significant, especially when it comes to third- and fourth-degree tears. Different interventions including perineal massage, warm or cold compresses, and perineal management techniques have been used to prevent trauma. This is an update of a Cochrane review that was first published in 2011. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of perineal techniques during the second stage of labour on the incidence and morbidity associated with perineal trauma...
June 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575286/efficacy-of-maternal-influenza-vaccination-against-all-cause-lower-respiratory-tract-infection-hospitalizations-in-young-infants-results-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marta C Nunes, Clare L Cutland, Stephanie Jones, Sarah Downs, Adriana Weinberg, Justin R Ortiz, Kathleen M Neuzil, Eric A F Simões, Keith P Klugman, Shabir A Madhi
Background: Influenza immunization of pregnant women protects their young infants against laboratory-confirmed influenza infection. Influenza infection might predispose to subsequent bacterial infections that cause severe pneumonia. In a secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial (RCT), we evaluated the effect of maternal vaccination on infant hospitalizations for all-cause acute lower respiratory tract infection (ALRI). Methods: Infants born to women who participated in a double-blind placebo-controlled RCT in 2011 and 2012 on the efficacy of trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) during pregnancy were followed during the first 6 months of life...
May 29, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573250/the-use-of-rheum-palmatum-l-in-the-treatment-of-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Tie-Zhu Yang, Yan Liu, Yue-Yun Liu, Xiu-Fang Ding, Jia-Xu Chen, Mei-Jing Kou, Xiao-Juan Zou
BACKGROUND: Chinese medicine theory shows that "lung being connected with large intestine", and the modern western medicine also shows that the lung and intestinal tract affect each other in physiological and pathological conditions. If the lung ventilation dysfunction is caused by inflammatory exudate or secretions obstruction of the small airway ventilation, blood gas partial pressure is increased and intestinal gas absorption difficulty may lead to intestinal inflation and dysfunction (Wang N et al...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555946/comparative-effectiveness-of-oral-antiplatelet-agents-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Kibum Kim, Todd A Lee, Amer K Ardati, Robert J DiDomenico, Daniel R Touchette, Surrey M Walton
OBJECTIVE: In randomized controlled trials, prasugrel and ticagrelor reduced cardiovascular complications in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) compared with clopidogrel. However, limited head-to-head comparisons have been conducted across the three antiplatelet agents using real-world data. The aim of this study was to compare clinical outcomes of three strategies during a 1-year period after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: Rates of all-cause and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) hospitalizations were compared retrospectively using an insurance claims database...
August 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544101/belatacept-combined-with-transient-calcineurin-inhibitor-therapy-prevents-rejection-and-promotes-improved-long-term-renal-allograft-function
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A B Adams, J Goldstein, C Garrett, R Zhang, R E Patzer, K A Newell, N A Turgeon, A S Chami, A Guasch, A D Kirk, S O Pastan, T C Pearson, C P Larsen
Belatacept, a T cell costimulation blocker, demonstrated superior renal function, lower cardiovascular risk, and improved graft and patient survival in renal transplant recipients. Despite the potential benefits, adoption of belatacept has been limited in part due to concerns regarding higher rates and grades of acute rejection in clinical trials. Since July 2011, we have utilized belatacept-based immunosuppression regimens in clinical practice. In this retrospective analysis of 745 patients undergoing renal transplantation at our center, we compared patients treated with belatacept (n = 535) with a historical cohort receiving a tacrolimus-based protocol (n = 205)...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543165/recognition-of-early-mortality-in-multiple-myeloma-by-a-prediction-matrix
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Howard Terebelo, Shankar Srinivasan, Mohit Narang, Rafat Abonour, Cristina Gasparetto, Kathleen Toomey, James W Hardin, Gail Larkins, Amani Kitali, Robert M Rifkin, Jatin J Shah
Early mortality (EM; death ≤ 6 months from diagnosis) has been reported in several newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM) trials. Before the era of novel agents, the incidence was 10%-14%. Causes of death included infections/pneumonia, renal failure, refractory disease, and cardiac events. Staging systems, such as the revised International Staging System (r-ISS), and prognostic factors including cytogenetics, lactate dehydrogenase levels, and myeloma-specific factors, are useful to assess overall prognosis; however, they cannot predict EM...
September 2017: American Journal of Hematology
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