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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544590/location-of-implant-retained-fixed-dentures-affects-oral-health-related-quality-of-life
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Maoko Hara, Takashi Matsumoto, Sawako Yokoyama, Daisuke Higuchi, Kazuyoshi Baba
BACKGROUND: The effects of the locations of dental implants on treatment outcomes, as evaluated by oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) assessment, remain controversial. PURPOSE: To investigate the association between the locations of dental implants and changes in OHRQoL. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-eight subjects received implant treatment in the anterior or posterior region and completed the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP) questionnaire before and after treatment...
May 25, 2017: Clinical Implant Dentistry and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544457/both-the-frequency-of-hba1c-testing-and-the-frequency-of-smbg-predict-metabolic-control-a-multicenter-analysis-of-15-199-adult-type-1-diabetes-patients-from-germany-and-austria
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A Schwandt, F Best, T Biester, A Grünerbel, F Kopp, D Krakow, M Laimer, C Wagner, R W Holl
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to examine the association between metabolic control and frequency of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) measurements and of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG), as well as the interaction of both. METHODS: Data of 15,199 adult type 1 diabetes patients registered in a standardized electronic health record (DPV) were included. To model the association between metabolic control and frequency of HbA1c testing or of SMBG, multiple hierarchic regression models with adjustment for confounders were fitted...
May 19, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544279/controlled-clinical-trial-exploring-the-impact-of-a-brief-intervention-for-prevention-of-falls-in-an-emergency-department
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Kristie J Harper, Annette D Barton, Glenn Arendts, Deborah G Edwards, Antonio C Petta, Antonio Celenza
OBJECTIVE: To establish the effectiveness of a brief intervention to prevent falls in older patients presenting to the ED post-discharge. METHODS: The present study is a prospective single-centre, quasi-randomised controlled clinical trial of a brief targeted educational intervention to prevent falls. The intervention group received brief scripted education and were advised of their percentage probability of falling in the next 6 months. The key message was to reinforce the importance of falls prevention strategies and the seriousness of falls...
May 23, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544146/real-life-clinical-outcomes-with-everolimus-eluting-platinum-chromium-stent-with-an-abluminal-biodegradable-polymer-in-patients-from-the-swedish-coronary-angiography-and-angioplasty-registry-scaar
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Giovanna Sarno, Bo Lagerqvist, Göran Olivecrona, Christoph Varenhorst, Mikael Danielewicz, Kristina Hambraeus, Daniel Lindholm, Truls Råmunddal, Nils Witt, Stefan James
BACKGROUND: No previous studies have evaluated the performance of the Synergy stent in a large real-life population. OBJECTIVES: To describe the initial real-life experience with a novel everolimus eluting platinum chromium stent with abluminal biodegradable polymer (SYNERGY) in unselected patients from a nationwide registry. METHODS: All implanted Synergy stents were compared with other new generation drug eluting stents (n-DES) with >1,000 implantations in Sweden between March 2013 and October 2015...
May 22, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543093/relationship-between-carotid-atherosclerosis-and-coronary-artery-calcification-in-asymptomatic-diabetic-patients-a-prospective-multicenter-study
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Anand Jeevarethinam, Shreenidhi Venuraju, Alain Dumo, Sherezade Ruano, Vishal S Mehta, Miranda Rosenthal, Devaki Nair, Mark Cohen, Daniel Darko, Avijit Lahiri, Roby Rakhit
BACKGROUND: The value of screening sub-clinical atherosclerosis in asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) remains controversial. HYPOTHESIS: An integrated model incorporating carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and carotid plaque with traditional risk factors can be used to predict prevalence and severity of coronary artery calcification in asymptomatic T2DM patients. METHODS: A cohort of 262 asymptomatic T2DM patients were prospectively studied with carotid ultrasound to evaluate CIMT and carotid plaque and also a computed tomography coronary artery calcium (CT-CAC) scan...
May 25, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542926/effect-of-spironolactone-on-exercise-tolerance-and-arterial-function-in-older-adults-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Bharathi Upadhya, William G Hundley, Peter H Brubaker, Timothy M Morgan, Kathryn P Stewart, Dalane W Kitzman
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of an aldosterone antagonist on exercise intolerance in older adults with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). DESIGN: Randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial. SETTING: Academic medical center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. PARTICIPANTS: Older adults (N = 80, aged 71 ± 1; 80% female) with stable compensated HFpEF and controlled blood pressure (BP)...
May 19, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542298/early-anti-tnf-immunomodulator-therapy-is-associated-with-better-long-term-clinical-outcomes-in-asian-patients-with-crohn-s-disease-with-poor-prognostic-factors
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Eun Hye Oh, Kyunghwan Oh, Minkyu Han, Hyungil Seo, Kiju Chang, Sun-Ho Lee, Gwang-Un Kim, Eun Mi Song, Myeongsook Seo, Ho-Su Lee, Sung Wook Hwang, Sang Hyoung Park, Dong-Hoon Yang, Kyung-Jo Kim, Jeong-Sik Byeon, Seung-Jae Myung, Suk-Kyun Yang, Byong Duk Ye
Although early treatment of Crohn's disease (CD) patients with anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents or immunomodulators (IMs) may improve long-term outcomes, especially those with poor prognostic factors, their effectiveness in Asians remains unclear. In this study, Korean patients with CD naïve to both intestinal surgery and intestinal complications, and with at least two risk factors for progression (diagnosis at age <40 years, systemic corticosteroid treatment <3 months after diagnosis, and perianal fistula at diagnosis) were retrospectively analyzed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542018/rehabilitation-and-psychosocial-determinants-of-cochlear-implant-outcomes-in-older-adults
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Liyang Tang, Carol B Thompson, James H Clark, Kristin M Ceh, Jennifer D Yeagle, Howard W Francis
OBJECTIVE: The cochlear implant (CI) has been shown to be associated with better hearing, cognitive abilities, and functional independence. There is variability however in how much benefit each recipient derives from his or her CI. This study's primary objective is to determine the effects of individual and environmental characteristics on CI outcomes. DESIGN: Seventy-six adults who developed postlingual severe to profound hearing loss and received their first unilateral CI at 65 years and older were eligible for the study...
May 24, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541791/subsidies-for-oral-chemotherapy-and-use-of-immunomodulatory-drugs-among-medicare-beneficiaries-with-myeloma
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Adam J Olszewski, Stacie B Dusetzina, Charles B Eaton, Amy J Davidoff, Amal N Trivedi
Purpose The low-income subsidy (LIS) substantially lowers out-of-pocket costs for qualifying Medicare Part D beneficiaries who receive orally administered chemotherapy. We examined the association of LIS with the use of novel oral immunomodulatory drugs (IMiDs; lenalidomide and thalidomide) among beneficiaries with myeloma, who can receive either orally administered or parenteral (bortezomib-based) therapy. Methods Using SEER-Medicare data, we identified Part D beneficiaries diagnosed with myeloma in 2007 to 2011...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541484/residual-disease-activity-in-psoriatic-arthritis-discordance-between-the-rheumatologist-s-opinion-and-minimal-disease-activity-measurement
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Leonieke J J van Mens, Maureen C Turina, Marleen G H van de Sande, Mike T Nurmohamed, Arno W R van Kuijk, Dominique L P Baeten
Objective.: To assess how many PsA patients with an acceptable disease state according to the treating rheumatologist have quiescent disease defined as minimal disease activity (MDA). Methods.: This cross-sectional study included 250 PsA patients. To assess current clinical practice as closely as possible, acceptable disease state was not determined by predefined activity measures, but instead was defined by asking rheumatologists to refer those patients whom they considered sufficiently treated...
May 24, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541132/how-can-we-realize-the-clinical-benefits-of-continuous-glucose-monitoring
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Ramzi A Ajjan
Controlling glycemia in diabetes remains key to prevent complications in this condition. However, glucose levels can undergo large fluctuations secondary to daily activities, consequently creating management difficulties. The current review summarizes the basics of glucose management in diabetes by addressing the main glycemic parameters. The advantages and limitation of HbA1c, the gold standard measure of glucose control, are discussed together with the clinical importance of hypoglycemia and glycemic variability...
May 2017: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541003/effect-of-early-plasma-exchange-on-survival-in-patients-with-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-a-multicenter-study
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Won Sup Oh, Jeong Rae Yoo, Ki Tae Kwon, Hye In Kim, Su Jin Lee, Jae Bum Jun, Seong Yeol Ryu, Hyun Ah Kim, Jian Hur, Yu Mi Wi, Min Hee Lim, Sang Taek Heo
Despite a high mortality rate, no specific treatment for severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) has been established. This study compared the clinical outcomes of SFTS patients treated with plasma exchange (PE group) with those who were not treated (non-PE group) at nine Korean hospitals between May 2013 and August 2015. A total of 53 SFTS patients were included: 24 (45.3%) PE cases and 29 (54.7%) non-PE cases. The overall in-hospital mortality rate was 32.1% (17/53). The in-hospital mortality rate of the PE group did not differ from that of the non-PE group (29...
July 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540986/central-obesity-as-a-risk-factor-for-non-erosive-reflux-disease
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Ki Ju Kim, Ban Seok Lee
PURPOSE: Although central obesity is a risk factor for erosive esophagitis, information regarding the association between central obesity and non-erosive reflux disease (NERD) is still scarce. The purpose of this study was to investigate the risk factors for NERD by comparing NERD patients and healthy controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Comprehensive clinical data from 378 patients who underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy from December 2012 to May 2013 and had no visible esophageal mucosal breakage were analyzed...
July 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540983/routine-angiographic-follow-up-versus-clinical-follow-up-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Yong Hoon Kim, Ae Young Her, Seung Woon Rha, Byoung Geol Choi, Minsuk Shim, Se Yeon Choi, Jae Kyeong Byun, Hu Li, Woohyeun Kim, Jun Hyuk Kang, Jah Yeon Choi, Eun Jin Park, Sung Hun Park, Sunki Lee, Jin Oh Na, Cheol Ung Choi, Hong Euy Lim, Eung Ju Kim, Chang Gyu Park, Hong Seog Seo, Dong Joo Oh
PURPOSE: Differences in the utility of routine angiographic follow-up (RAF) and clinical follow-up (CF) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are not well understood. The present study aimed to compare the 3-year clinical outcomes of RAF and CF in AMI patients who underwent PCI with drug-eluting stents (DES). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 774 consecutive AMI patients who underwent PCI with DES were enrolled. RAF was performed at 6 to 9 months after index PCI (n=425)...
July 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540485/xpc-polymorphism-and-risk-for-lung-cancer-in-north-indian-patients-treated-with-platinum-based-chemotherapy-and-its-association-with-clinical-outcomes
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Shweta Lawania, Navneet Singh, Digamber Behera, Siddharth Sharma
Xeroderma pigmentosum complementation group C plays an important role in the human repair system. As reported in previous studies its polymorphism are associated with lung cancer susceptibility. The purpose of this study is to investigate the association of XPC gene with lung cancer susceptibility, overall response and clinical outcomes amongst North Indians. A hospital based study of 370 lung cancer cases and 370 healthy controls was conducted and genotypes were determined using PCR-RFLP assay. Results were assessed using logistic linear regression adjusted for age, sex and smoking status...
May 24, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540394/clinical-efficacy-of-a-two-year-oral-health-programme-for-infants-and-toddlers-in-singapore
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Bien Lai, Wee Kiat Tan, Qing Shu Lu
INTRODUCTION: Dental caries, which is prevalent in Singapore preschoolers, is a disease that has a major impact on children's health and places a high cost on the society and health services. Oral health programmes for young children implemented in several parts of the world have been shown to be effective in the prevention of dental caries. We aimed to examine the clinical efficacy of an oral health programme for infants and toddlers in Singapore. METHODS: 90 children and their caregivers participated in the programme while 64 children who were 24 months older than the intervention group at initial visit were recruited as controls in a quasi-experimental study design...
May 25, 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539973/are-ultrasound-features-at-the-first-metatarsophalangeal-joint-associated-with-clinically-assessed-pain-and-function-a-study-of-people-with-gout-asymptomatic-hyperuricaemia-and-normouricaemia
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Sarah Stewart, Nicola Dalbeth, Alain C Vandal, Bruce Allen, Rhian Miranda, Keith Rome
BACKGROUND: The first metatatarsophalangeal joint (1st MTP joint) is a common location for sonographic evidence of urate deposition in people with gout and asymptomatic hyperuricaemia. However, it is unclear whether these are related to clinically-assessed pain and function. This study aimed to determine the association between ultrasound features and clinical characteristics of the 1st MTP joint in people with gout, asymptomatic hyperuricaemia and age- and sex-matched normouricaemic individuals...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539823/association-between-sarcopenia-and-hearing-thresholds-in-postmenopausal-women
#18
Seok Hui Kang, Da Jung Jung, Kyu Hyang Cho, Jong Won Park, Kyu-Yup Lee, Jun Young Do
Background: Given the association between metabolic disturbance and sarcopenia, sarcopenia may be intrinsically associated with the prevalence of HL. However, few studies describe the association between sarcopenia and HL. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical association between sarcopenia and HL in postmenopausal Korean women. Patients and Methods: A total of 4,038 women were ultimately included in this study. All participants were postmenopausal. Participants were divided into two groups based on criteria from the Foundation for the National Institute of Health Sarcopenia Project: a normal group (sarcopenia index ≥ 0...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539196/effects-of-the-informed-health-choices-podcast-on-the-ability-of-parents-of-primary-school-children-in-uganda-to-assess-claims-about-treatment-effects-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Daniel Semakula, Allen Nsangi, Andrew D Oxman, Matt Oxman, Astrid Austvoll-Dahlgren, Sarah Rosenbaum, Angela Morelli, Claire Glenton, Simon Lewin, Margaret Kaseje, Iain Chalmers, Atle Fretheim, Doris Tove Kristoffersen, Nelson K Sewankambo
BACKGROUND: As part of the Informed Health Choices project, we developed a podcast called The Health Choices Programme to help improve the ability of people to assess claims about the benefits and harms of treatments. We aimed to evaluate the effects of the podcast on the ability of parents of primary school children in Uganda to assess claims about the effects of treatments. METHODS: We did this randomised controlled trial in central Uganda. We recruited parents of children aged 10-12 years who were in their fifth year of school at 35 schools that were participating in a linked trial of the Informed Health Choices primary school resources...
May 19, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539194/effects-of-the-informed-health-choices-primary-school-intervention-on-the-ability-of-children-in-uganda-to-assess-the-reliability-of-claims-about-treatment-effects-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Allen Nsangi, Daniel Semakula, Andrew D Oxman, Astrid Austvoll-Dahlgren, Matt Oxman, Sarah Rosenbaum, Angela Morelli, Claire Glenton, Simon Lewin, Margaret Kaseje, Iain Chalmers, Atle Fretheim, Yunpeng Ding, Nelson K Sewankambo
BACKGROUND: Claims about what improves or harms our health are ubiquitous. People need to be able to assess the reliability of these claims. We aimed to evaluate an intervention designed to teach primary school children to assess claims about the effects of treatments (ie, any action intended to maintain or improve health). METHODS: In this cluster-randomised controlled trial, we included primary schools in the central region of Uganda that taught year-5 children (aged 10-12 years)...
May 19, 2017: Lancet
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