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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077767/expectancy-after-the-first-treatment-and-response-to-acupuncture-for-menopausal-hot-flashes
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Carolyn C Ee, Sharmala Thuraisingam, Marie V Pirotta, Simon D French, Charlie C Xue, Helena J Teede
BACKGROUND: Evidence on the impact of expectancy on acupuncture treatment response is conflicting. OBJECTIVES: This secondary analysis of a randomized sham-controlled trial on acupuncture for menopausal hot flashes investigated whether treatment expectancy score was associated with hot flash score at end-of-treatment. Secondary analyses investigated whether there were associations between other pre-specified factors and hot flash score. STUDY DESIGN: Women experiencing moderately-severe hot flashes were randomized to receive 10 sessions of real or sham acupuncture over eight weeks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069110/vortioxetine-for-major-depressive-disorder-vasomotor-and-cognitive-symptoms-associated-with-the-menopausal-transition
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Marlene P Freeman, Laura J Cheng, Danna Moustafa, Abigail Davies, Alexandra Z Sosinsky, Betty Wang, Laura F Petrillo, Charlotte Hogan, Lee S Cohen
BACKGROUND: In a preliminary trial, we assessed the efficacy of vortioxetine for major depressive disorder (MDD) during the menopausal transition. Secondary outcomes included hot flashes (HFs), anxiety, and cognitive complaints. METHODS: Perimenopausal and early postmenopausal women with MDD (N = 27) received 8 weeks of open-label, flexible-dose treatment with vortioxetine. The Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) was the primary outcome measure. Secondary measures included: HF frequency, the Greene Climacteric Scale (GCS), Menopause-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire (MEN-QOL), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), Cognitive and Physical Functioning Questionnaire (CPFQ), Digit Symbol Substitution Test (DSST), and Cogstate testing...
November 2017: Annals of Clinical Psychiatry: Official Journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067142/intermittent-96-hour-auricular-electroacupuncture-for-hot-flashes-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer-a-pilot-study
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Tyvin Rich, Gerald W Porter, Luisel Ricks-Santi, Tzvi Milshtein, Thomas Corbin
Objective: The hot flash is a common vasomotor disorder that causes distress in menopausal women and that can be debilitating in men with prostate cancer who are treated with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). The utility of auricular electroacupuncture (AEA) was tested exclusively for a small cohort of men with ADT-induced vasomotor symptoms while the men underwent a course of curative radiotherapy. Materials and Methods: Prior to and during radiotherapy treatment, men with vasomotor symptoms were given repeated questionnaires regarding severity and frequency of hot flashes, quality of life (QoL), and sleep over a 6-week span of an AEA protocol...
October 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063390/comparison-of-quality-of-life-between-2-year-and-3-or-more-year-administration-of-leuprorelin-acetate-every-3-months-depot-in-combination-with-tamoxifen-as-adjuvant-endocrine-treatment-in-premenopausal-patients-with-endocrine-responsive-breast-cancer-a-randomized
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Yasuo Ohashi, Eiichi Shiba, Hiroko Yamashita, Junichi Kurebayashi, Shinzaburo Noguchi, Hirotaka Iwase, Michihiro Yoshida, Tsukasa Fujimoto
BACKGROUND: We conducted an open-label, randomized controlled trial evaluating the appropriate treatment duration of leuprorelin acetate 3-month depot, TAP-144-SR (3M), administered postsurgically every 3 months for 2 years versus 3 or more (up to 5) years, in combination with tamoxifen, for 5 years in premenopausal endocrine-responsive breast cancer patients and reported similar survival benefit in the two treatment groups. We hereby present patient-reported quality of life (QOL) data obtained from this trial...
October 24, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060868/real-time-analysis-on-ensemble-svm-scores-to-reduce-p300-speller-intensification-time
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Kha Vo, Diep N Nguyen, Ha Hoang Kha, Eryk Dutkiewicz
In most Brain-Computer Interface systems, especially the P300-Speller, there must be a harmonized balance between the accuracy and the spelling time. One major drawback of the classical 36-choice P300-Speller is the slow rate of character elicitation. This paper aims to propose a real-time signal processing method to decrease the spelling time by exploiting the score margins of the ensemble Support Vector Machine classifiers during real-time P300-Speller flashes, rather than just getting the classifiers' highest scores...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024794/brain-computer-interface-with-the-p300-speller-usability-for-disabled-people-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Violaine Guy, Marie-Hélène Soriani, Mariane Bruno, Théodore Papadopoulo, Claude Desnuelle, Maureen Clerc
OBJECTIVES: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease, restricts patients' communication capacity a few years after onset. A proof-of-concept of brain-computer interface (BCI) has shown promise in ALS and "locked-in" patients, mostly in pre-clinical studies or with only a few patients, but performance was estimated not high enough to support adoption by people with physical limitation of speech. Here, we evaluated a visual BCI device in a clinical study to determine whether disabled people with multiple deficiencies related to ALS would be able to use BCI to communicate in a daily environment...
October 10, 2017: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834966/checklist-and-scoring-system-for-the-assessment-of-soft%C3%A2-tissue-preservation-in-ct-examinations-of-human-mummies-application-to-the-tyrolean-iceman
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Stephanie Panzer, Patrizia Pernter, Dario Piombino-Mascali, Rimantas Jankauskas, Stephanie Zesch, Wilfried Rosendahl, Gerhard Hotz, Albert R Zink
Purpose Soft tissues make a skeleton into a mummy and they allow for a diagnosis beyond osteology. Following the approach of structured reporting in clinical radiology, a recently developed checklist was used to evaluate the soft tissue preservation status of the Tyrolean Iceman using computed tomography (CT). The purpose of this study was to apply the "Checklist and Scoring System for the Assessment of Soft Tissue Preservation in CT Examinations of Human Mummies" to the Tyrolean Iceman, and to compare the Iceman's soft tissue preservation score to the scores calculated for other mummies...
August 23, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832429/effects-of-oral-versus-transdermal-menopausal-hormone-treatments-on-self-reported-sleep-domains-and-their-association-with-vasomotor-symptoms-in-recently-menopausal-women-enrolled-in-the-kronos-early-estrogen-prevention-study-keeps
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Dahima Cintron, Brian D Lahr, Kent R Bailey, Nanette Santoro, Robin Lloyd, JoAnn E Manson, Genevieve Neal-Perry, Lubna Pal, Hugh S Taylor, Whitney Wharton, Fredrick Naftolin, S Mitchell Harman, Virginia M Miller
OBJECTIVE: This study determined whether two different formulations of hormone therapy (HT): oral conjugated equine estrogens (o-CEE; 0.45 mg/d, n = 209), transdermal 17β-estradiol (t-E2; 50 μg/d, n = 201) plus cyclic progesterone (Prometrium, 200 mg) or placebo (PBO, n = 243) affected sleep domains in participants of the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study. METHODS: Participants completed the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index at baseline and during the intervention at 6, 18, 36, and 48 months...
August 21, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821012/multidomain-analyses-of-a-longitudinal-human-microbiome-intestinal-cleanout-perturbation-experiment
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Julia Fukuyama, Laurie Rumker, Kris Sankaran, Pratheepa Jeganathan, Les Dethlefsen, David A Relman, Susan P Holmes
Our work focuses on the stability, resilience, and response to perturbation of the bacterial communities in the human gut. Informative flash flood-like disturbances that eliminate most gastrointestinal biomass can be induced using a clinically-relevant iso-osmotic agent. We designed and executed such a disturbance in human volunteers using a dense longitudinal sampling scheme extending before and after induced diarrhea. This experiment has enabled a careful multidomain analysis of a controlled perturbation of the human gut microbiota with a new level of resolution...
August 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716370/a-systematic-review-and-framework-for-the-use-of-hormone-therapy-with-salvage-radiation-therapy-for-recurrent-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Daniel E Spratt, Robert T Dess, Zachary S Zumsteg, Daniel W Lin, Phuoc T Tran, Todd M Morgan, Emmanuel S Antonarakis, Paul L Nguyen, Charles J Ryan, Howard M Sandler, Matthew R Cooperberg, Edwin Posadas, Felix Y Feng
CONTEXT: Salvage radiotherapy (SRT) is a standard of care for men who recur postprostatectomy, and recent randomized trials have assessed the benefit and toxicity of adding hormone therapy (HT) to SRT with differing results. OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review of randomized phase III trials of the use of SRT ± HT and generate a framework for the use of HT with SRT. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Systematic literature searches were conducted on February 15, 2017 in three databases (MEDLINE [via PubMed], EMBASE, and ClinicalTrials...
July 14, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691526/non-enhanced-versus-low-dose-contrast-enhanced-renal-magnetic-resonance-angiography-at-7-t-a-feasibility-study
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Anja Laader, Karsten Beiderwellen, Oliver Kraff, Stefan Maderwald, Mark E Ladd, Michael Forsting, Lale Umutlu
Background Considering the currently reported association between a repetitive application and cumulative dosage of Gadolinium (Gd)-based contrast agents and Gd-deposition in brain tissue as well as the risk for the advent of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF), techniques allowing for a dose reduction become an important key aspect aside from non-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) techniques. Thus, this study was focused on the reduction and/or complete omission of contrast agent for renal MRA at 7T...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570867/evoked-potentials-recorded-during-routine-eeg-predict-outcome-after-perinatal-asphyxia
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Päivi Nevalainen, Viviana Marchi, Marjo Metsäranta, Tuula Lönnqvist, Sanna Toiviainen-Salo, Sampsa Vanhatalo, Leena Lauronen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the added value of somatosensory (SEPs) and visual evoked potentials (VEPs) recorded simultaneously with routine EEG in early outcome prediction of newborns with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy under modern intensive care. METHODS: We simultaneously recorded multichannel EEG, median nerve SEPs, and flash VEPs during the first few postnatal days in 50 term newborns with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. EEG background was scored into five grades and the worst two grades were considered to indicate poor cerebral recovery...
July 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562488/does-obesity-increase-the-risk-of-hot-flashes-among-midlife-women-a-population-based-study
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Sylvio Saccomani, Jeffrey Frederico Lui-Filho, Cassia Raquel Juliato, Jose Roberto Gabiatti, Adriana Orcesi Pedro, Lucia Costa-Paiva
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between vasomotor symptoms and obesity in climacteric women. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional population-based study of 749 women aged 45 to 60 years. The dependent variable was intensity of menopausal symptoms evaluated by the menopause rating scale questionnaire. Independent variables were sociodemographic and clinical characteristics, and obesity evaluated by body mass index. RESULTS: There was no significant difference in the majority of clinical and sociodemographic characteristics between the body mass index groups...
September 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546818/investigating-the-relationship-between-sexual-function-and-quality-of-life-in-menopausal-women
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Masumeh Ghazanfarpour, Talat Khadivzadeh, Masaudeh Babakhanian
Objective: To evaluate the symptoms of menopausal women and the link between sexual function, menopausal symptoms and demographic variables. Materials and methods: This is a cross-sectional study in which 202 postmenopausal women admitted to the health care centers were selected. The Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) questionnaire and Menopause-Specific Quality of Life (MENQOL) were the main means of data gathering. Results: The results of our study suggested that suggested that women experienced a number of menopausal symptoms such hot flash, headache and neck pains, reduced physical strength weight gain, pain or leg cramps, intensified sexual problem than women who lack such symptoms...
December 2016: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526365/calibration-and-validation-of-the-youth-activity-profile-the-flashe-study
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Pedro F Saint-Maurice, Youngwon Kim, Paul Hibbing, April Y Oh, Frank M Perna, Gregory J Welk
INTRODUCTION: This study describes the calibration and validity of the Youth Activity Profile (YAP) for use in the National Cancer Institute's Family Life, Activity, Sun, Health, and Eating (FLASHE) study. The calibrated YAP was designed to estimate minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and sedentary behavior (SB). METHODS: The YAP was calibrated/validated in adolescents (aged 12-17 years) using cross-sectional data from the FLASHE study. Participants wore a GT3X+ ActiGraph on the dominant wrist for 7 days and then completed the YAP...
June 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509814/validity-cut-points-and-minimally-important-differences-for-two-hot-flash-related-daily-interference-scales
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Janet S Carpenter, Giorgos Bakoyannis, Julie L Otte, Chen X Chen, Kevin L Rand, Nancy Woods, Katherine Newton, Hadine Joffe, JoAnn E Manson, Ellen W Freeman, Katherine A Guthrie
OBJECTIVES: To conduct psychometric analyses to condense the Hot Flash-Related Daily Interference Scale (HFRDIS) into a shorter form termed the Hot Flash Interference (HFI) scale; evaluate cut-points for both scales; and establish minimally important differences (MIDs) for both scales. METHODS: We analyzed baseline and postrandomization patient-reported data pooled across three randomized trials aimed at reducing vasomotor symptoms (VMS) in 899 midlife women. Trials were conducted across five MsFLASH clinical sites between July 2009 and October 2012...
August 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508411/the-relationship-between-symptom-prevalence-body-image-and-quality-of-life-in-asian-gynecologic-cancer-patients
#17
Irene Teo, Yin Bun Cheung, Yong Kuei Lim, Namuduri Rama Padmavathi, Victoria Long, Komal Tewani
OBJECTIVE: Gynecologic cancer is associated with long-term effects that can be both physical and emotional. We examined symptom prevalence and body image disturbance in patients with gynecologic cancer, and their association with quality of life. Predictors of clinically-relevant body image disturbance were examined. METHODS: A sample of patients in Singapore (n = 104) was assessed for symptom prevalence, quality of life, and body image dissatisfaction. Clinical factors were extracted from medical records...
May 15, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472898/the-relation-among-steroid-hormone-levels-lipid-profile-and-menopausal-symptom-severity
#18
Cihan Kaya, Hüseyin Cengiz, Ali Yeşil, Murat Ekin, Levent Yaşar
INTRODUCTION: Many postmenopausal women experience hot flashes, night sweats, non-specific emotional and psychological distresses. Our aim was to investigate the relation among steroid hormone levels, lipid profile and menopausal symptom severity using the menopause rating scale (MRS). METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed at our outpatient clinic with natural postmenopausal women. A total of 444 women were included in this study. The basic characteristics of the study population, such as age, gravidity, parity, time to menopause onset and body mass index (BMI) were recorded...
December 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404465/tool-for-decision-making-regarding-general-evacuation-during-a-rapid-river-flood
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V Radosavljevic, G Belojevic, N Pavlovic
OBJECTIVES: To propose a simple and effective tool for decision-making regarding general evacuation during a rapid river flood. STUDY DESIGN: Virtual testing of a tool in a real event. METHOD: A four-component tool was applied to build an alternative scenario of the catastrophic river flood in Obrenovac, Serbia, on May 2014. The components of this tool are: (1) the amount of precipitation above the 95th percentile of all previous measurements; (2) upstream river discharge above the 95th percentile of all previous measurements; (3) upstream river level above the 95th percentile of all previous measurements; and (4) worsening of the hydrometeorological situation in the following 48 h...
May 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400028/predicting-clinical-and-echocardiographic-response-after-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-with-a-score-combining-clinical-electrocardiographic-and-echocardiographic-parameters
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Anne Bernard, Aymeric Menet, Sylvestre Marechaux, Maxime Fournet, Frederic Schnell, Yves Guyomar, Christophe Leclercq, Philippe Mabo, Laurent Fauchier, Erwan Donal
The L2ANDS2 score was previously found to be able to assess the probability of left ventricular (LV) remodeling. We sought to evaluate this score in terms of clinical outcomes: 275 patients with heart failure, from 2 centers, implanted with a cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device were followed at least 2 years after implantation. Baseline clinical, electrocardiographic, and echocardiographic characteristics including left bundle branch block, age >70 years, nonischemic etiology, LV end-diastolic diameter <40 mm/m(2), and septal flash by echocardiography were integrated in 4 scoring systems...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
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