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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726342/social-workers-perceptions-of-barriers-to-interpersonal-therapy-implementation-for-treating-postpartum-depression-in-a-primary-care-setting-in-israel
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Rena Bina, Adi Barak, Barbara Posmontier, Saralee Glasser, Tali Cinamon
Research on evidence-based practice (EBP) implementation in social work often neglects to include evaluation of application barriers. This qualitative study examined social workers' perspectives of provider- and organisational-related barriers to implementing a brief eight-session interpersonal therapy (IPT) intervention, a time-limited EBP that addresses reducing depressive symptoms and improving interpersonal functioning. Implementation took place in a primary care setting in Israel and was aimed at treating women who have postpartum depression (PPD) symptoms...
July 20, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722659/combing-nlr-v20-and-mean-lung-dose-to-predict-radiation-induced-lung-injury-in-patients-with-lung-cancer-treated-with-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-and-chemotherapy
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Wen-Yan Pan, Chao Bian, Guan-Lian Zou, Cui-Ying Zhang, Ping Hai, Ren Zhao, Yan-Yang Wang
The purpose was to evaluate the predictive value of baseline neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) level in the incidence of grade 3 or higher radiation induced lung injury (RILI) for lung cancer patients. A retrospectively analysis with 166 lung cancer patients was performed. All of the enrolled patients received chemoradiotherapy at our hospital between April 2014 and May 2016. The Cox proportional hazard model was used to identify the potential risk factors for RILI. In this cohort, the incidence of grade 3 or higher RILI was 23...
July 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721886/effect-of-eischens-yoga-during-radiation-therapy-on-prostate-cancer-patient-symptoms-and-quality-of-life-a-randomized-phase-ii-trial
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Avital Mazar Ben-Josef, Jerry Chen, Paul Wileyto, Abigail Doucette, Justin Bekelman, John Christodouleas, Curtiland Deville, Neha Vapiwala
PURPOSE: A randomized phase II study was performed to measure the potential therapeutic effects of yoga on fatigue, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, and overall quality of life (QOL) in prostate cancer (PCa) patients undergoing external beam radiation therapy (RT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: The participants were randomized to yoga and no-yoga cohorts (1:1). Twice-weekly yoga interventions were offered throughout the 6- to 9-week courses of RT. Comparisons of standardized assessments were performed between the 2 cohorts for the primary endpoint of fatigue and the secondary endpoints of erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, and QOL before, during, and after RT...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721515/prolonged-intermittent-renal-replacement-therapy-in-children
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REVIEW
Rajiv Sinha, Sidharth Kumar Sethi, Timothy Bunchman, Valentine Lobo, Rupesh Raina
Wide ranges of age and weight in pediatric patients makes renal replacement therapy (RRT) in acute kidney injury (AKI) challenging, particularly in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), wherein children are often hemodynamically unstable. Standard hemodialysis (HD) is difficult in this group of children and continuous veno-venous hemofiltration/dialysis (CVVH/D) has been the accepted modality in the developed world. Unfortunately, due to cost constraints, CVVH/D is often not available and peritoneal dialysis (PD) remains the common mode of RRT in resource-poor facilities...
July 18, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719572/neuroimaging-correlates-of-post-stroke-aphasia-rehabilitation-in-a-pilot-randomized-trial-of-constraint-induced-aphasia-therapy
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Rodolphe Nenert, Jane B Allendorfer, Amber M Martin, Christi Banks, Angel Ball, Jennifer Vannest, Aimee R Dietz, Jerzy P Szaflarski
BACKGROUND Recovery from post-stroke aphasia is a long and complex process with an uncertain outcome. Various interventions have been proposed to augment the recovery, including constraint-induced aphasia therapy (CIAT). CIAT has been applied to patients suffering from post-stroke aphasia in several unblinded studies to show mild-to-moderate linguistic gains. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the neuroimaging correlates of CIAT in patients with chronic aphasia related to left middle cerebral artery stroke...
July 18, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715289/survey-of-methods-used-to-determine-if-a-patient-has-a-deep-vein-thrombosis-an-exploratory-research-report
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John D Heick, James W Farris
BACKGROUND: The use of evidence-based practice (EBP) is encouraged in the physical therapy profession, but integrating evidence into practice can be difficult for clinicians because of lack of time and other constraints. OBJECTIVE: To survey physical therapy clinical instructors and determine the methods they use for screening for deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a type of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in the lower extremities. DESIGN: Exploratory survey...
July 17, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713807/the-development-of-a-postgraduate-orthopaedic-manual-therapy-residency-program-in-nairobi-kenya
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Shala Cunningham, Richard Jackson, Daniel Kangutu Muli, Joni McFelea
INTRODUCTION: There are very few opportunities for long-term, comprehensive postgraduate education in developing countries because of fiscal and human resource constraints. Therefore, physiotherapists have little opportunity following graduation to advance their skills through the improvement of clinical reasoning and treatment planning and application. BACKGROUND: To address the need for sustainable advanced instruction in physiotherapy within the country, a postgraduate Residency program was initiated in Nairobi, Kenya in 2012...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713681/the-use-of-tcp-based-eud-to-rank-and-compare-lung-radiotherapy-plans-in-silico-study-to-evaluate-the-correlation-between-tcp-with-physical-quality-indices
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Abdulhamid Chaikh, Jacques Balosso
BACKGROUND: To apply the equivalent uniform dose (EUD) radiobiological model to estimate the tumor control probability (TCP) scores for treatment plans using different radiobiological parameter settings, and to evaluate the correlation between TCP and physical quality indices of the treatment plans. METHODS: Ten radiotherapy treatment plans for lung cancer were generated. The dose distributions were calculated using anisotropic analytical algorithm (AAA). Dose parameters and quality indices derived from dose volume histograms (DVH) for target volumes were evaluated...
June 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711481/simultaneous-integrated-boost-sib-for-treatment-of-gynecologic-carcinoma-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-imrt-vs-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-vmat-radiotherapy
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Irina Vergalasova, Kim Light, Junzo Chino, Oana Craciunescu
The aim of this study was to quantitatively compare dosimetric criteria between intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) plans for patients undergoing radiation treatment of gynecologic carcinoma with a simultaneous integrated boost (SIB) technique. IMRT and VMAT plans were retrospectively analyzed for 20 patients. The elective volume was planned to receive 45 Gy in 25 fractions of 1.8 Gy, with the integrated boost volume (involved nodes) receiving 55 Gy simultaneously...
July 12, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711478/dosimetric-comparison-of-peripheral-nsclc-sbrt-using-acuros-xb-and-aaa-calculation-algorithms
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Chloe C H Ong, Khong Wei Ang, Roger C X Soh, Kah Ming Tin, Jerome H H Yap, James C L Lee, Christopher M Bragg
There is a concern for dose calculation in highly heterogenous environments such as the thorax region. This study compares the quality of treatment plans of peripheral non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) using 2 calculation algorithms, namely, Eclipse Anisotropic Analytical Algorithm (AAA) and Acuros External Beam (AXB), for 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT) and volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT). Four-dimensional computed tomography (4DCT) data from 20 anonymized patients were studied using Varian Eclipse planning system, AXB, and AAA version 10...
July 12, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705779/autoimmune-aspects-of-psoriasis-heritability-and-autoantigens
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REVIEW
Jörg Christoph Prinz
Chronic immune-mediated disorders (IMDs) constitute a major health burden. Understanding IMD pathogenesis is facing two major constraints: Missing heritability explaining familial clustering, and missing autoantigens. Pinpointing IMD risk genes and autoimmune targets, however, is of fundamental importance for developing novel causal therapies. The strongest association of all IMDs is seen with human leukocyte antigen (HLA) alleles. Using psoriasis as an IMD model this article reviews the pathogenic role HLA molecules may have within the polygenic predisposition of IMDs...
July 10, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702403/efficacy-and-safety-of-short-course-adjuvant-trastuzumab-combination-chemotherapy-in-breast-cancer
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Sachin S Hingmire, Mahesh B Sambhus, Dhananjay S Kelkar, Sujit Joshi, Purvish M Parikh, R Bharath
BACKGROUND: The adjuvant short course 9-week trastuzumab combination therapy for human epidermal receptor 2 positive breast cancer patients may often be considered as a cost-effective and safe option and has important implications for the Indian subcontinent as well as other developing countries. However, such regimens of shorter duration trastuzumab therapy like FinHer, offered in view of economic constraints, may not be able to achieve globally comparable cure rates in early breast cancer especially with high-risk women with more than 3 lymph node positive...
April 2017: South Asian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694270/swimming-against-the-tide-primary-care-physicians-views-on-deprescribing-in-everyday-practice
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Katharine A Wallis, Abby Andrews, Michelle Henderson
PURPOSE: Avoidable hospitalizations due to adverse drug events and high-risk prescribing are common in older people. Primary care physicians prescribe most on-going medicines. Deprescribing has long been essential to best prescribing practice. We sought to explore the views of primary care physicians on the barriers and facilitators to deprescribing in everyday practice to inform the development of an intervention to support safer prescribing. METHODS: We used a snowball sampling technique to identify potential participants...
July 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691343/efficacy-of-robust-optimization-plan-with-partial-arc-vmat-for-photon-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-a-phantom-study
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Hideharu Miura, Shuichi Ozawa, Yasushi Nagata
This study investigated position dependence in planning target volume (PTV)-based and robust optimization plans using full-arc and partial-arc volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT). The gantry angles at the periphery, intermediate, and center CTV positions were 181°-180° (full-arc VMAT) and 181°-360° (partial-arc VMAT). A PTV-based optimization plan was defined by 5 mm margin expansion of the CTV to a PTV volume, on which the dose constraints were applied. The robust optimization plan consisted of a directly optimized dose to the CTV under a maximum-uncertainties setup of 5 mm...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688897/gross-motor-ability-predicts-response-to-upper-extremity-rehabilitation-in-chronic-stroke
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Sarah Hulbert George, Mohammad Hossein Rafiei, Alexandra Borstad, Hojjat Adeli, Lynne V Gauthier
The majority of rehabilitation research focuses on the comparative effectiveness of different interventions in groups of patients, while much less is currently known regarding individual factors that predict response to rehabilitation. In a recent article, authors presented a prognostic model to identify the sensorimotor characteristics predictive of the extent of motor recovery after Constraint-Induced Movement (CI) therapy amongst individuals with chronic mild-to-moderate motor deficit using the enhanced probabilistic neural network (EPNN)...
July 5, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686378/-common-benign-lesions-of-the-vocal-fold-diagnostic-criteria-and-management
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Anne-Claude Guinchard, Valérie Schweizer
The vocal cord or vocal fold is a remarkable structure, capable to support significant physical constraints. When the voice malmenage becomes chronic, it may appear an organic alteration causing nodules, polyps or Reinke edema even a lesion of the posterior glottis, the granuloma. These lesions are benign but lead to dysphonia that can be invalidating. Treatment can be a speech therapy with correction of breath and posture and, in some cases, a surgical treatment. In this article, we describe these common lesions with their histological characteristics and pathophysiological hypotheses which lead to their appearance and treatment...
October 5, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686338/early-versus-late-applied-constraint-induced-movement-therapy-a-multisite-randomized-controlled-trial-with-a-12-month-follow-up
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Roland Stock, Gyrd Thrane, Audny Anke, Ragna Gjone, Torunn Askim
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: A direct comparison between the effects of constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) applied early after stroke and that of CIMT applied in the chronic phase has not been conducted. This study aimed to compare the long-term effects of CIMT applied 6 months after stroke with the results of CIMT applied within 28 days post-stroke. METHODS: This study was a single-blinded, multicentre, randomized controlled trial with a crossover design. Forty-seven patients received CIMT either early (within 28 days) or 6 months after stroke...
July 7, 2017: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681976/mixed-integer-programming-with-dose-volume-constraints-in-intensity-modulated-proton-therapy
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Pengfei Zhang, Neng Fan, Jie Shan, Steven E Schild, Martin Bues, Wei Liu
BACKGROUND: In treatment planning for intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT), we aim to deliver the prescribed dose to the target yet minimize the dose to adjacent healthy tissue. Mixed-integer programming (MIP) has been applied in radiation therapy to generate treatment plans. However, MIP has not been used effectively for IMPT treatment planning with dose-volume constraints. In this study, we incorporated dose-volume constraints in an MIP model to generate treatment plans for IMPT...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680959/dna-mutations-may-not-be-the-cause-of-cancer
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EDITORIAL
Adouda Adjiri
Cancer is the most challenging disease of our time with increasing numbers of new cases each year, worldwide. Great achievements have been reached in cancer research through deep sequencing which helped define druggable targets. However, the still-evolving targeted therapy suffers resistance suggesting that DNA mutations considered as drivers may not have a role in tumor initiation. The present work discusses the role of DNA mutations as drivers and passengers in cancer initiation and development. First, it is important to discern the role of these DNA mutations as initiating events causing cancer or as contributors crucial for the development of a tumor once it has initiated...
2017: Oncology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673511/reirradiation-of-the-spine-with-stereotactic-radiosurgery-efficacy-and-toxicity
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David Boyce-Fappiano, Erinma Elibe, Bo Zhao, M Salim Siddiqui, Ian Lee, Jack Rock, Samuel Ryu, Farzan Siddiqui
PURPOSE: To determine the potential benefits and adverse effects associated with reirradiating the spinal cord when at least 1 course of radiation therapy (RT) is stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). METHODS AND MATERIALS: This institutional review board-approved retrospective review included 162 patients (237 reirradiated spine lesions). All patients received SRS at our institution between 2001 and 2013. Electronic medical records were reviewed for clinical exams and radiologic tests (computed tomography/magnetic resonance imaging)...
May 25, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
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