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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266949/efficacy-of-a-biobehavioral-intervention-for-hot-flashes-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
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Debra L Barton, Kelliann C Fee Schroeder, Tanima Banerjee, Sherry Wolf, Timothy Z Keith, Gary Elkins
OBJECTIVE: The need for effective nonhormonal treatments for hot flash management without unwanted side effects continues. The primary aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the effect of combining a nonhormonal pharmacologic agent with a behavioral treatment for hot flash reduction. METHODS: Seventy-one postmenopausal women were randomized to one of four groups: venlafaxine 75 mg + hypnosis (VH) versus venlafaxine 75 mg + sham hypnosis (VSH) versus a placebo pill + hypnosis (PH) versus placebo pill + sham hypnosis (PSH)...
March 6, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156437/integrative-oncology-consultation-and-symptom-palliation-analysis-of-patient-reported-outcomes-at-a-comprehensive-cancer-center
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Jennifer Leigh McQuade, Richard T Lee, Jane Williams, Amy Spelman, Bryan Fellman, Yisheng Li, Eduardo Bruera, Lorenzo Cohen
84 Background: Patients (pts) receiving cancer care are increasingly interested in complementary health approaches to improve symptoms and quality of life. We report on demographics and patient reported outcomes in an integrative oncology (IO) clinic. METHODS: Pts presenting for IO consultation or follow-up completed: Measure Yourself Concerns and Wellbeing (MYCaW), Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS), Short Form 12 (SF-12) quality of life (QOL) scale, and an overall satisfaction questionnaire...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094204/microbial-contamination-of-drinking-water-from-risky-tubewells-situated-in-different-hydrological-regions-of-bangladesh
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Nepal C Dey, Mahmood Parvez, Digbijoy Dey, Ratnajit Saha, Lucky Ghose, Milan K Barua, Akramul Islam, Mushtaque R Chowdhury
This study, conducted in 40 selected upazilas covering four hydrological regions of Bangladesh, aimed at determining the risk of selected shallow tubewells (depth<30m) used for drinking purpose (n=26,229). This was based on WHO's sanitary inspection guidelines and identifying the association of sanitary inspection indicators and risk scores with microbiological contamination of shallow tubewells. The main objective of the study was to observe the seasonal and regional differences of microbial contamination and finally reaching a conclusion about safe distance between tubewells and latrines by comparing the contamination of two tubewell categories (category-1: distance ≤10m from nearest latrine; n=80 and category 2: distances 11-20m from nearest latrine; n=80) in different geographical contexts...
December 29, 2016: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050507/shear-bond-strength-of-ceramic-brackets-with-different-base-designs-comparative-in-vitro-study
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Mohd Younus Ansari, Deepak K Agarwal, Ankur Gupta, Preeti Bhattacharya, Juhi Ansar, Ravi Bhandari
INTRODUCTION: Knowledge about the Shear Bond Strength (SBS) of ceramic brackets with different base design is essential as it affects bond strength to enamel. AIM: The aim of the present study was to evaluate and compare the effect of base designs of different ceramic brackets on SBS, and to determine the fracture site after debonding. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four groups of ceramic brackets and one group of metal brackets with different base designs were used...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046918/we-fg-202-01-early-prediction-of-radiotherapy-induced-skin-reactions-using-dynamic-infrared-imaging
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N Biswal, G Cifter, J Sun, N Sen, D Wang, A Diaz, K Griem, J Chu
PURPOSE: To predict radiotherapy induced skin reactions using dynamic infrared imaging. METHODS: Thermal images were captured by our homebuilt system consisting of two flash lamps and an infrared (IR) camera. The surface temperature of the skin was first raised by ∼ 6 oC from ∼1 ms flashes. The camera then captured a series of IR images for 10 seconds. For each image, a baseline skin temperature was recorded for 0.5sec before heat impulse. The temporal temperature gradients were calculated between a reference point (immediately after the flash) and at a time point 9sec after that...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041599/influence-of-equol-and-resveratrol-supplementation-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-menopausal-women-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-study
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Sergio Davinelli, Giovanni Scapagnini, Fulvio Marzatico, Vincenzo Nobile, Nicola Ferrara, Graziamaria Corbi
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to evaluate the effects of equol and resveratrol supplementation on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in otherwise healthy menopausal women with hot flashes, anxiety and depressive symptoms. METHODS: Sixty recently menopausal women aged 50-55 years were randomized in a 12-week, placebo-controlled trial to receive 200mg of fermented soy containing 10mg of equol and 25mg of resveratrol (1 tablet/day). The primary outcome was the change in score on the Menopause Rating Scale (MRS), used to evaluate the severity of age-/menopause-related complaints...
February 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993906/effect-of-investigation-intensity-and-treatment-differences-on-prostate-cancer-survivor-s-physical-symptoms-psychological-well-being-and-health-related-quality-of-life-a-two-country-cross-sectional-study
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Anna T Gavin, David Donnelly, Conan Donnelly, Frances J Drummond, Eileen Morgan, Gerard J Gormley, Linda Sharp
AIM: To investigate effects on men's health and well-being of higher prostate cancer (PCa) investigation and treatment levels in similar populations. PARTICIPANTS: PCa survivors in Ireland where the Republic of Ireland (RoI) has a 50% higher PCa incidence than Northern Ireland (NI). METHOD: A cross-sectional postal questionnaire was sent to PCa survivors 2-18 years post-treatment, seeking information about current physical effects of treatment, health-related quality of life (HRQoL; EORTC QLQ-C30; EQ-5D-5L) and psychological well-being (21 question version of the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale, DASS-21)...
December 19, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977466/extremely-small-pseudoparamagnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticle-as-a-novel-blood-pool-t1-magnetic-resonance-contrast-agent-for-3-t-whole-heart-coronary-angiography-in-canines-comparison-with-gadoterate-meglumine
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Eun-Ah Park, Whal Lee, Young Ho So, Yun-Sang Lee, Bong-Sik Jeon, Kyu Sung Choi, Eung-Gyu Kim, Wan-Jae Myeong
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate an extremely small pseudoparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticle (ESPIO), KEG3, as a potential blood pool agent in 3 T coronary magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) in canine models and compare its efficacy to that of a gadolinium-based contrast agent. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nine mongrel dogs were subjected to whole-heart coronary MRA in 2 separate sessions at 7-day intervals with a 3 T scanner using the FLASH sequence with either gadoterate meglumine (Gd-DOTA) or the ESPIO (KEG3)...
February 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958262/role-of-low%C3%A2-dose-dobutamine-echocardiography-in-predicting-response-to-biventricular-pacing-results-from-the%C3%A2-multicenter-viability-in-cardiac-resynchronisation-therapy-viacrt-study
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Edyta Płońska-Gościniak, Jarosław D Kasprzak, Tomasz Kukulski, Katarzyna Mizia-Stec, Ewa Nowalany-Kozielska, Zbigniew Gąsior, Krystian Wita, Władysław Sinkiewicz, Hanna Szwed, Piotr Gościniak, Łukasz Chrzanowski
INTRODUCTION    The response to Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy (CRT) varies significantly, resulting in lack of improvement among the substantial patients proportion.  OBJECTIVES    To identify mechanical dyssynchrony indices with combination of myocardial viability characteristics for predicting long-term response to CRT.  PATIENTS AND METHODS    ViaCRT was a multicentre study coordinated by the Working Group on Echocardiography of  Polish Cardiac Society. 127 patients with heart failure were assessed prospectively...
December 12, 2016: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942507/impact-of-enzalutamide-on-patient-related-outcomes-in-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-current-perspectives
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REVIEW
Jia Luo, Julie N Graff
Prostate cancer claims the lives of more than 25,000 men in the United States yearly, most from metastatic disease. In the past decade, several new medications have been approved for the treatment of metastatic prostate cancer including the antiandrogen enzalutamide. In addition, there has been mounting interest in evaluating health-related quality of life (QoL) in patients with cancer including new more detailed recommendations released by the Prostate Cancer Working Group 3 on how to evaluate patient-related outcomes in clinical trials...
2016: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922934/psychometric-properties-of-the-chinese-version-of-the-menopause-specific-quality-of-life-questionnaire
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Guangning Nie, Hongyan Yang, Jian Liu, ChunMei Zhao, Xiaoyun Wang
OBJECTIVE: The Menopause-Specific Quality-of-Life (MENQOL) questionnaire was developed as a specific tool to measure the health-related quality-of-life of postmenopausal women. Thus far, the Chinese version questionnaire has not been subjected to psychometric assessment with a large sample. This study aims to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Chinese version of the MENQOL specific to postmenopausal women in China. METHODS: A total of 1,137 menopausal symptomatic and 491 menopausal asymptomatic women from eight cities in China were recruited using a convenience sampling method...
December 5, 2016: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896570/quiet-mr-sequences-in-clinical-routine-initial-experience-in-abdominal-imaging
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Sebastian Fischer, David M Grodzki, Markus Domschke, Moritz Albrecht, Boris Bodelle, Katrin Eichler, Renate Hammerstingl, Thomas J Vogl, Stephan Zangos
OBJECTIVE: Purpose of our study was to demonstrate the feasibility and limitations of acoustic noise reduction in a standard clinical MRI protocol for abdominal imaging. METHODS: Acoustic noise and image quality were assessed in 17 patients for a standard liver imaging protocol including TSE and GRE sequences and compared to quiet optimizations as described by Heismann et al. Two blinded readers scored artifacts, the delineation of the abdominal organs and level of diagnostic confidence...
March 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875389/comparative-effectiveness-of-electro-acupuncture-versus-gabapentin-for-sleep-disturbances-in-breast-cancer-survivors-with-hot-flashes-a-randomized-trial
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Sheila N Garland, Sharon X Xie, Qing Li, Christina Seluzicki, Coby Basal, Jun J Mao
OBJECTIVE: Sleep disturbance is a major consequence of hot flashes among breast cancer survivors. This study evaluated the effects of electro-acupuncture (EA) versus gabapentin (GP) for sleep disturbances among breast cancer survivors experiencing daily hot flashes. METHODS: We analyzed data from a randomized controlled trial involving 58 breast cancer survivors experiencing bothersome hot flashes at least two times per day. Participants were randomly assigned to receive 8 weeks of EA or daily GP (total dose of 900 mg/d)...
November 21, 2016: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855752/sleep-characteristics-and-carotid-atherosclerosis-among-midlife-women
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Rebecca C Thurston, Yuefang Chang, Roland von Känel, Emma Barinas-Mitchell, J Richard Jennings, Martica H Hall, Nanette Santoro, Daniel J Buysse, Karen A Matthews
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Midlife, which encompasses the menopause transition in women, can be a time of disrupted sleep and accelerated atherosclerosis accumulation. Short or poor sleep quality has been associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk; few studies have investigated relations among midlife women. We tested whether shorter actigraphy sleep time or poorer subjective sleep quality was associated with carotid atherosclerosis among midlife women. METHODS: 256 peri- and postmenopausal women aged 40-60 completed three days of wrist actigraphy, hot flash monitoring, questionnaires [Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Berlin], a blood draw, and carotid ultrasound [intima media thickness (IMT), plaque]...
November 14, 2016: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849327/-determination-of-subacute-and-chronic-period-sleep-quality-in-burn-patients
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Berrin Pazar, Emine İyigün, İsmail Şahin
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the sleep quality of patients treated at burn center. METHODS: The present study is descriptive research conducted between January 2014 and July 2015 at a university hospital. The study included 36 patients (32 male, 4 female; mean age 26.69±9.63; range 19 to 60 years). Patient information form and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) were used to collect data. SPSS software (version 22.0; SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, USA) was used for the analysis of the data, and statistical significance was regarded as p<0...
September 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805729/a-transcultural-cognitive-marker-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Sergio Della Sala, Irina Kozlova, Andreea Stamate, Mario A Parra
OBJECTIVE: Temporary binding (TB) is sensitive and specific to Alzheimer's Disease (AD), is not affected by age, repeated testing or level of education. Hence, TB is useful to assess patients with very different socio-cultural backgrounds. However, the current computerised version of the test is not suitable for use in clinical settings. The aim of this study was to investigate whether a clinically friendly version of the TB task results in overlapping outcomes compared to the computerised version...
November 2, 2016: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775993/qualitative-and-quantitative-comparison-of-gated-blood-pool-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-using-low-energy-high-resolution-and-smartzoom-collimation
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
William D Erwin, Aaron C Jessop, Martha V Mar, Homer A Macapinlac, Osama R Mawlawi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of IQ-SPECT gated blood pool (MUGA) under conditions of decreased scan time (ST). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ten patients underwent routine 26-min, two-view planar, followed by LEHR and IQ-SPECT MUGA, on a Siemens dual-head Symbia scanner. Six 'back and forth' 4-min SPECT scans were summed into 4-, 8-, 12-, 16-, 20-, and 24-min equivalent scans, and reconstructed iteratively (IQ-SPECT and LEHR) and with FBP (LEHR)...
January 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760084/effect-of-gua-sha-therapy-on-perimenopausal-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Fang Meng, Pei-Bei Duan, Junya Zhu, Qing-Qing Lou, Zhao-Hui Fang, Hong-Li An, Lan-Ying Liu, Yue Hu, Qian Hu
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of Gua sha therapy on perimenopausal symptoms, quality of life, and serum female hormones in participants with perimenopausal syndrome. METHODS: A prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial was conducted at the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in China. Eighty women with perimenopausal syndrome were recruited and randomized into an intervention group or a control group...
October 10, 2016: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721641/comparative-study-of-gabapentin-and-isoflavone-in-menopausal-vasomotor-symptoms
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Savita Rani Singhal, Wansalan Kuru Shullai
OBJECTIVE: This study was planned to compare the effects of gabapentin and isoflavones in menopausal vasomotor symptoms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective comparative study was conducted on 100 patients with complaints of hot flashes, divided into two groups of 50 each. Group I received 900 mg of gabapentin and Group II received 60 mg of isoflavones daily for 3 months. The patients were interviewed to calculate hot flash, global and depression scores and were rescored after 2, 4, 8, and 12 weeks...
July 2016: Journal of Mid-life Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697911/testing-alcohol-myopia-theory-examining-the-effects-of-alcohol-intoxication-on-simultaneous-central-and-peripheral-attention
#20
Sarah J Bayless, Alistair J Harvey
The effect of alcohol intoxication on central and peripheral attention was examined as a test of Alcohol Myopia Theory (AMT). Previous research has supported AMT in the context of visual attention, but few studies have examined the effects of alcohol intoxication on central and peripheral attention. The study followed a 2 (alcohol treatment) × 2 (array size) × 2 (task type) mixed design. Forty-one participants (placebo or intoxicated) viewed an array of four or six colored circles, while simultaneously counting the flashes of a centrally presented fixation cross...
October 3, 2016: Perception
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