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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333222/ivf-or-iui-as-first-line-treatment-in-unexplained-subfertility-the-conundrum-of-treatment-selection-markers
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R I Tjon-Kon-Fat, P Tajik, M H Zafarmand, A J Bensdorp, P M M Bossuyt, G J E Oosterhuis, R van Golde, S Repping, M D A Lambers, E Slappendel, D Perquin, M J Pelinck, J Gianotten, J W M Maas, M J C Eijkemans, F van der Veen, B W Mol, M van Wely
STUDY QUESTION: Are there treatment selection markers that could aid in identifying couples, with unexplained or mild male subfertility, who would have better chances of a healthy child with IVF with single embryo transfer (IVF-SET) than with IUI with ovarian stimulation (IUI-OS)? SUMMARY ANSWER: We did not find any treatment selection markers that were associated with better chances of a healthy child with IVF-SET instead of IUI-OS in couples with unexplained or mild male subfertility...
February 24, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321877/pharmacological-interventions-for-acute-hepatitis-b-infection-an-attempted-network-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Konstantinos Mantzoukis, Manuel Rodríguez-Perálvarez, Elena Buzzetti, Douglas Thorburn, Brian R Davidson, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy
BACKGROUND: Infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) can be symptomatic or asymptomatic. Apart from chronic HBV infection, the complications related to acute HBV infection are severe acute viral hepatitis and fulminant hepatitis characterised by liver failure. The optimal pharmacological treatment of acute HBV infection remains controversial. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and harms of pharmacological interventions in the treatment of acute HBV infection through a network meta-analysis and to generate rankings of the available treatments according to their safety and efficacy...
March 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320462/varying-the-item-format-improved-the-range-of-measurement-in-patient-reported-outcome-measures-assessing-physical-function
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Gregor Liegl, Barbara Gandek, H Felix Fischer, Jakob B Bjorner, John E Ware, Matthias Rose, James F Fries, Sandra Nolte
BACKGROUND: Physical function (PF) is a core patient-reported outcome domain in clinical trials in rheumatic diseases. Frequently used PF measures have ceiling effects, leading to large sample size requirements and low sensitivity to change. In most of these instruments, the response category that indicates the highest PF level is the statement that one is able to perform a given physical activity without any limitations or difficulty. This study investigates whether using an item format with an extended response scale, allowing respondents to state that the performance of an activity is easy or very easy, increases the range of precise measurement of self-reported PF...
March 21, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300793/-estimates-of-target-population-for-pneumococcal-vaccination-in-people-over-50-years-in-catalonia-and-spain
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Angel Vila-Córcoles, Olga Ochoa-Gondar, Eva Satué, Cinta de Diego, Marc Vila-Rovira, Manel Jariod
OBJECTIVE: Published data about prevalence of distinct risk condictions for pneumococcal disease is scarce. This study investigated the prevalence of distinct risk conditions for pneumococal disease in Catalonian adults and stimated the potential size of target population for pneumococcal vaccination in Catalonia and Spain. METHODS: Cross-sectional population-based study that included 2,033,465 individuals older than 49 years-old assigned to the Catalonian Health Institute (Catalonia, Spain) at 01/01/2015...
March 15, 2017: Revista Española de Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292684/meta-analytical-assessment-of-the-effects-of-protocol-variations-on-cortisol-responses-to-the-trier-social-stress-test
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REVIEW
William K Goodman, Johanna Janson, Jutta M Wolf
BACKGROUND: The Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) is one of the most widely used laboratory stress tests. Exposure to this psychosocial stressor has been shown to stimulate an acute cortisol stress response in the majority of healthy individuals, while deviations from the typical pattern, i.e., cortisol reactivity dysfunctions have been linked to an ever-increasing number of negative health outcomes. However, significant variability between labs exists in strength of observed cortisol responses in healthy individuals...
March 1, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284825/meibomian-gland-morphogenesis-requires-developmental-eyelid-closure-and-lid-fusion
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Jingjing Wang, Mindy Call, Maureen Mongan, Winston Whei-Yang Kao, Ying Xia
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Meibomian glands (MGs) play an important role in the maintenance of ocular surface health, but the mechanisms of their development are still poorly understood. The MGs arise from the epithelium at the junction of eyelid fusion, raising the possibility that defective eyelid fusion disturbs the formation of MGs. METHODS: We examined, histologically and functionally, the development of MGs in mice with either normal or defective eyelid fusion, displaying eye-closed at birth (ECB) or eye-open at birth (EOB) phenotypes, respectively...
March 8, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281295/management-of-people-with-intermediate-stage-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-attempted-network-meta-analysis
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Davide Roccarina, Avik Majumdar, Douglas Thorburn, Brian R Davidson, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy
BACKGROUND: There is significant uncertainty in the treatment of intermediate-stage hepatocellular carcinoma which is defined by the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) as hepatocellular carcinoma stage B with large, multi-nodular, Child-Pugh status A to B, performance status 0 to 2, and without vascular occlusion or extrahepatic disease. OBJECTIVES: To assess the comparative benefits and harms of different interventions used in the treatment of intermediate-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (BCLC stage B) through a network meta-analysis and to generate rankings of the available interventions according to their safety and efficacy...
March 10, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278019/advanced-reproductive-age-and-childbearing-choices-in-nigeria
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Bola Lukman Solanke
This study examined the relationship between advanced reproductive age and childbearing choices measured by ideal family size, contraceptive use, and unmet need for contraception. Data were extracted from the 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey. The multinomial logistic regression was applied. Results showed that a majority of the women had large ideal family sizes; were not using any method of contraception; and nearly one-fifth of the women had unmet needs for contraception. Results further showed significant associations between advanced reproductive age and childbearing choices...
February 21, 2017: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277449/risk-factors-for-poststroke-depression-an-integrative-review
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Lisa A Babkair
BACKGROUND: Poststroke depression (PSD) is the most common stroke-related emotional disorder and affecting one-third of stroke survivors at any time up to 5 years after stroke. Poststroke depression affects rehabilitation after stroke and may delay recovery. The purpose of this integrative review is to analyze the state of the science in regard to risk factors for PSD. METHODS: The electronic databases PubMed, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and PsycInfo were searched...
April 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264834/community-deliverable-exercise-and-anxiety-in-adults-with-arthritis-and-other-rheumatic-diseases-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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George A Kelley, Kristi S Kelley, Leigh F Callahan
INTRODUCTION: While anxiety is a major public health problem in adults with arthritis and other rheumatic diseases (AORD), the effects of exercise on anxiety in adults are not well established despite numerous studies on this topic. The purpose of this study is to conduct a systematic review with an aggregate data meta-analysis to determine the effects of community-deliverable exercise interventions (aerobic, strength training or both) on anxiety in adults with AORD. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Randomised controlled exercise intervention trials ≥4 weeks and published in any language up to 31 December 2016 will be included...
March 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257559/non-contraceptive-oestrogen-containing-preparations-for-controlling-symptoms-of-premenstrual-syndrome
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REVIEW
Bushra Naheed, Jan Herman Kuiper, Olalekan A Uthman, Fidelma O'Mahony, Patrick Michael Shaughn O'Brien
BACKGROUND: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a psychological and somatic disorder of unknown aetiology, with symptoms typically including irritability, depression, mood swings, bloating, breast tenderness and sleep disturbances. About 3% to 10% of women who experience these symptoms may also meet criteria for premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). PMS symptoms recur during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle and reduce by the end of menstruation. PMS results from ovulation and may be due to ovarian steroid interactions relating to neurotransmitter dysfunction...
March 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257534/sun-safety-practices-among-schools-in-the-united-states
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Sherry Everett Jones, Gery P Guy
Importance: Exposure to the sun's UV radiation is a leading cause of skin cancer. Positive attitudes and beliefs about sun safety behavior, which would make sun protective behavior more likely, could be promoted and supported by school policies and practices. Objective: To identify school characteristics associated with having adopted practices that promote sun safety. Design, Setting, and Participants: School-level data from the February 3 to July 23, 2014, School Health Policies and Practices Study's Healthy and Safe School Environment questionnaire were analyzed...
March 3, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256212/early-infant-growth-velocity-patterns-and-cardiovascular-and-metabolic-outcomes-in-childhood
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Tamara Marinkovic, Liza Toemen, Claudia J Kruithof, Irwin Reiss, Lennie van Osch-Gevers, Albert Hofman, Oscar H Franco, Vincent W V Jaddoe
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of infant growth on childhood health by examining the associations of detailed longitudinal infant weight velocity patterns with childhood cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: In a population-based prospective cohort study of 4649 children, we used repeated growth measurements at age 0-3 years to derive peak weight velocity (PWV), age at adiposity peak (AGEAP), and body mass index at adiposity peak (BMIAP). At age 6 years, we measured blood pressure, left ventricular mass, and cholesterol, triglyceride, and insulin concentrations and defined children with clusters of risk factors...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252353/investigation-of-mycobacterium-avium-complex-mac-in-australian-commercial-milk-using-qpcr
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Shraddha Adhikari, Tanya Caro Tohme, Harriet Whiley
This technical research communication describes the first study to use quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) to investigate the presence of Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) in Australian pasteurised milk. MAC is the most common NTM responsible for human illnesses and includes M. avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP). MAC is a causative agent of lymphadenitis in children, with contaminated food and water considered as a likely source. As such the presence of MAC in milk would have public health significance...
February 2017: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250552/psychotherapeutic-applications-of-mobile-phone-based-technologies-a-systematic-review-of-current-research-and-trends
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REVIEW
Vikas Menon, Tess Maria Rajan, Siddharth Sarkar
There is a growing interest in using mobile phone technology to offer real-time psychological interventions and support. However, questions remain on the clinical effectiveness and feasibility of such approaches in psychiatric populations. Our aim was to systematically review the published literature on mobile phone apps and other mobile phone-based technology for psychotherapy in mental health disorders. To achieve this, electronic searches of PubMed, ScienceDirect, and Google Scholar were carried out in January 2016...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238663/assessment-of-the-rates-and-characteristics-of-unclaimed-prescriptions
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Thomas Delate, Diana Kastendieck
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to describe the rates of and characteristics associated with unclaimed prescriptions during 3 seasonal months. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: This study was conducted using Kaiser Permanente Colorado administrative data. PARTICIPANTS: All patients who had a prescription prepared at 1 of 28 outpatient pharmacies during the months of November 2014, February 2015, and May 2015 were included...
February 23, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236722/social-relations-depressive-symptoms-and-incident-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-the-english-longitudinal-study-of-ageing
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Karin Rosenkilde Laursen, Adam Hulman, Daniel R Witte, Helle Terkildsen Maindal
AIMS: We examined whether social relations are associated with the risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and furthermore, whether social relations modify the association between depressive symptoms and incident T2DM. We hypothesized that the risk of developing T2DM would be lower for individuals with stronger social relations compared to those with weaker social relations, and that the association between depressive symptoms and incident T2DM would be attenuated for those with stronger social relations...
January 17, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231549/assessing-allergenicity-in-urban-parks-a-nature-based-solution-to-reduce-the-impact-on-public-health
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Paloma Cariñanos, Manuel Casares-Porcel, Consuelo Díaz de la Guardia, María Jesús Aira, Jordina Belmonte, Marzia Boi, Belén Elvira-Rendueles, Concepción De Linares, Santiago Fernández-Rodriguez, José María Maya-Manzano, Rosa Pérez-Badía, David Rodriguez-de la Cruz, Francisco Javier Rodríguez-Rajo, Jesús Rojo-Úbeda, Carlos Romero-Zarco, Estefanía Sánchez-Reyes, José Sánchez-Sánchez, Rafael Tormo-Molina, Ana Mª Vega Maray
Urban parks play a key role in the provision of ecosystem services, actively participating in improving the quality of life and welfare of local residents. This paper reports on the application of an index designed to quantify the allergenicity of urban parks in a number of Spanish cities. The index, which records biological and biometric parameters for the tree species growing there, classifies parks in terms of the risk they pose for allergy sufferers, graded as null, low, moderate or high. In this initial phase, the index was applied to 26 green areas in 24 Spanish cities; green areas varied in type (urban park, historical or modern garden, boulevard, square or urban forest), size 1-100 ha), geographical location, species richness, number of trees and tree density (number of trees / ha...
February 20, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225152/topical-phenytoin-for-treating-pressure-ulcers
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REVIEW
Xiang Yong Hao, Hong Ling Li, He Su, Hui Cai, Tian Kang Guo, Ruifeng Liu, Lei Jiang, Yan Fei Shen
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers are common in clinical practice and pose a significant health problem worldwide. Apart from causing suffering to patients, they also result in longer hospital stays and increase the cost of health care. A variety of methods are used for treating pressure ulcers, including pressure relief, patient repositioning, biophysical strategies, nutritional supplementation, debridement, topical negative pressure, and local treatments including dressings, ointments and creams such as bacitracin, silver sulphadiazine, neomycin, and phenytoin...
February 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216244/safety-and-efficacy-of-pfspz-vaccine-against-plasmodium-falciparum-via-direct-venous-inoculation-in-healthy-malaria-exposed-adults-in-mali-a-randomised-double-blind-phase-1-trial
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Mahamadou S Sissoko, Sara A Healy, Abdoulaye Katile, Freda Omaswa, Irfan Zaidi, Erin E Gabriel, Bourama Kamate, Yacouba Samake, Merepen A Guindo, Amagana Dolo, Amadou Niangaly, Karamoko Niaré, Amatigue Zeguime, Kourane Sissoko, Hama Diallo, Ismaila Thera, Kelly Ding, Michael P Fay, Elise M O'Connell, Thomas B Nutman, Sharon Wong-Madden, Tooba Murshedkar, Adam J Ruben, Minglin Li, Yonas Abebe, Anita Manoj, Anusha Gunasekera, Sumana Chakravarty, B Kim Lee Sim, Peter F Billingsley, Eric R James, Michael Walther, Thomas L Richie, Stephen L Hoffman, Ogobara Doumbo, Patrick E Duffy
BACKGROUND: Plasmodium falciparum sporozite (PfSPZ) Vaccine is a metabolically active, non-replicating, whole malaria sporozoite vaccine that has been reported to be safe and protective against P falciparum controlled human malaria infection in malaria-naive individuals. We aimed to assess the safety and protective efficacy of PfSPZ Vaccine against naturally acquired P falciparum in malaria-experienced adults in Mali. METHODS: After an open-label dose-escalation study in a pilot safety cohort, we did a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial based in Donéguébougou and surrounding villages in Mali...
February 16, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
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