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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352548/prediction-of-psychosis-across-protocols-and-risk-cohorts-using-automated-language-analysis
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Cheryl M Corcoran, Facundo Carrillo, Diego Fernández-Slezak, Gillinder Bedi, Casimir Klim, Daniel C Javitt, Carrie E Bearden, Guillermo A Cecchi
Language and speech are the primary source of data for psychiatrists to diagnose and treat mental disorders. In psychosis, the very structure of language can be disturbed, including semantic coherence (e.g., derailment and tangentiality) and syntactic complexity (e.g., concreteness). Subtle disturbances in language are evident in schizophrenia even prior to first psychosis onset, during prodromal stages. Using computer-based natural language processing analyses, we previously showed that, among English-speaking clinical (e...
February 2018: World Psychiatry: Official Journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351711/-beck-anxiety-inventory-german-version-a-reliable-valid-patientfriendly-instrument-for-measuring-clinical-anxiety
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Edgar Geissner, Anne Huetteroth
The Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) is available in German. Apart from data in its manual, there are no further reports on the psychometric properties of this questionnaire and on its suitability for clinical use in Germany. This study therefore offers an independent investigation into the psychometrics as well as the clinical characteristics of the BAI. Three samples with n=145, n=90, and n=174 comprised inpatients diagnosed with anxiety disorders and treated in a large psychosomatic hospital. In addition to the BAI, the clinician rating Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HamA), the State-Trait-Anxiety Inventory (STAI) as well as the two anxiety subscales of the Symptom Checklist 90 (SCL 90) were used to establish convergent validity...
January 19, 2018: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351313/effectiveness-and-safety-of-early-medication-abortion-provided-in-pharmacies-by-auxiliary-nurse-midwives-a-non-inferiority-study-in-nepal
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Corinne H Rocca, Mahesh Puri, Prabhakar Shrestha, Maya Blum, Dev Maharjan, Daniel Grossman, Kiran Regmi, Philip D Darney, Cynthia C Harper
BACKGROUND: Expanding access to medication abortion through pharmacies is a promising avenue to reach women with safe and convenient care, yet no pharmacy provision interventions have been evaluated. This observational non-inferiority study investigated the effectiveness and safety of mifepristone-misoprostol medication abortion provided at pharmacies, compared to government-certified public health facilities, by trained auxiliary nurse-midwives in Nepal. METHODS: Auxiliary nurse-midwives were trained to provide medication abortion through twelve pharmacies and public facilities as part of a demonstration project in two districts...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346473/treatment-for-alcohol-dependence-in-primary-care-compared-to-outpatient-specialist-treatment-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sara Wallhed Finn, Anders Hammarberg, Sven Andreasson
Aim: To investigate if treatment for alcohol dependence in primary care is as effective as specialist addiction care. Method: Randomized controlled non-inferiority trial, between groups parallel design, not blinded. The non-inferiority limit was set to 50 grams of alcohol per week. About 288 adults fulfilling ICD-10 criteria for alcohol dependence were randomized to treatment in primary care (men n = 82, women n = 62) or specialist care (men n = 77, women n = 67)...
January 16, 2018: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346385/combined-effectiveness-of-anthelmintic-chemotherapy-and-wash-among-hiv-infected-adults
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Arianna R Means, Lisette van Lieshout, Eric Brienen, Krista Yuhas, James P Hughes, Paul Ndungu, Benson Singa, Judd L Walson
INTRODUCTION: Current global helminth control guidelines focus on regular deworming of targeted populations for morbidity control. However, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions may also be important for reducing helminth transmission. We evaluated the impact of different potential helminth protective packages on infection prevalence, including repeated treatment with albendazole and praziquantel with and without WASH access. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We conducted a cohort study nested within a randomized trial of empiric deworming of HIV-infected adults in Kenya...
January 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343409/monitoring-early-changes-in-rectal-tumor-morphology-and-volume-during-5%C3%A2-weeks-of-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-an-evaluation-with-sequential-mris
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Doenja M J Lambregts, Ahmed Bani Yassien, Max J Lahaye, Anja Betgen, Monique Maas, Geerard L Beets, Uulke A van der Heide, Baukelien van Triest, Regina G H Beets-Tan
PURPOSE: To assess early changes in rectal tumor volume and morphology on sequential MRIs performed during 5 weeks of chemoradiotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirteen patients underwent weekly T2W-MRI during 5 weeks of preoperative radiotherapy (total 50 Gy), starting after the first week of radiation. Two radiologists visually evaluated tumor volume and morphology and one reader manually segmented tumors for each time point to quantitatively calculate tumor volumes...
January 15, 2018: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343204/automatic-intracranial-segmentation-is-the-clinician-still-needed
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Nicolas Meillan, Jean-Emmanuel Bibault, Julien Vautier, Caroline Daveau-Bergerault, Sarah Kreps, Hélène Tournat, Catherine Durdux, Philippe Giraud
INTRODUCTION: Stereotactic hypofractionated radiotherapy is an effective treatment for brain metastases in oligometastatic patients. Its planning is however time-consuming because of the number of organs at risk to be manually segmented. This study evaluates 2 automated segmentation commercial software. METHODS: Patients were scanned in the treatment position. The computed tomography scan was registered on a magnetic resonance imaging and volumes were manually segmented by a clinician...
January 1, 2018: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340644/proteasome-inhibition-increases-the-efficiency-of-lentiviral-vector-mediated-transduction-of-trabecular-meshwork
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Zeynep Aktas, Hongyu Rao, Sarah R Slauson, B'Ann T Gabelt, Inna V Larsen, Rachael T C Sheridan, Leonie Herrnberger, Ernst R Tamm, Paul L Kaufman, Curtis R Brandt
Purpose: To determine if proteasome inhibition using MG132 increased the efficiency of FIV vector-mediated transduction in human trabecular meshwork (TM)-1 cells and monkey organ-cultured anterior segments (MOCAS). Methods: TM-1 cells were pretreated for 1 hour with 0.5% dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO; vehicle control) or 5 to 50 μM MG132 and transduced with FIV.GFP (green fluorescent protein)- or FIV.mCherry-expressing vector at a multiplicity of transduction (MOT) of 20...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340019/yonsei-criteria-a-clinical-reflection-of-stage-i-left-sided-pancreatic-cancer
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Jae Uk Chong, Sung Hyun Kim, Ho Kyoung Hwang, Chang Moo Kang, Woo Jung Lee
In this study, we examined associations between pancreatic cancer that met the Yonsei criteria (YC) and classifications from the 8th edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging system. Clinicopathological and survival data were collected from132 patients who underwent distal pancreatectomy for left-sided pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma between January 2000 and December 2015, and the utility of the YC for selecting treatment and predicting survival was evaluated using the 8th AJCC staging manual...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339968/analysis-of-questions-about-use-of-drugs-in-breastfeeding-to-norwegian-drug-information-centres
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Jan Anker Jahnsen, Sofia Frost Widnes, Jan Schjøtt
Background: Health professionals may advise women to either stop breastfeeding or drug treatment due to restrictive advice in drug monographs. Regional medicines information and pharmacovigilance centres in Norway (RELIS) provide free and industry-independent answers to questions about drugs and breastfeeding documented in a full-text, searchable database (RELIS database). We used the RELIS database to describe which health care practitioners sought information about medication safety in lactation, most common drugs involved, advice provided and which resources were used to provide the advice...
2018: International Breastfeeding Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339015/ambicor-2-piece-inflatable-penile-prosthesis-who-and-how
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George A Abdelsayed, Laurence A Levine
BACKGROUND: Currently the Ambicor is the only 2-piece inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) available in the United States. By eliminating the separate reservoir, this provides certain advantages for patient and surgeon. Nevertheless, it composes a small percentage of all IPPs implanted in the United States. AIM: To detail the surgical technique for implantation, describe the ideal patient candidates best suited for the Ambicor, and discuss the most common and some rare complications with a review of the available published literature in combination with our clinical experience...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338720/manual-exchange-transfusion-for-severe-imported-falciparum-malaria-a-retrospective-study
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Jinfeng Lin, Xiaoying Huang, Gang Qin, Suyan Zhang, Weiwei Sun, Yadong Wang, Ke Ren, Junxian Xu, Xudong Han
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of exchange transfusion in patients with severe imported falciparum malaria. Twelve patients who met the diagnostic criteria for severe malaria were treated with exchange transfusion 14 times according to a conventional anti-malarial treatment. This study evaluated the efficacy of exchange transfusion for severe imported falciparum malaria. METHODS: Clinical data of severe imported falciparum malaria patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of Nantong Third People's Hospital from January 2007 to December 2016 were investigated in this retrospective study...
January 16, 2018: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338489/multimodal-physiotherapy-treatment-based-on-a-biobehavioral-approach-for-patients-with-chronic-cervico-craniofacial-pain-a-prospective-case-series
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Fernando Marcos-Martín, Luis González-Ferrero, Noelia Martín-Alcocer, Alba Paris-Alemany, Roy La Touche
The purpose of this prospective case series was to observe and describe changes in patients with chronic cervico-craniofacial pain of muscular origin treated with multimodal physiotherapy based on a biobehavioral approach. Nine patients diagnosed with chronic myofascial temporomandibular disorder and neck pain were treated with 6 sessions over the course of 2 weeks including: (1) orthopedic manual physiotherapy (joint mobilizations, neurodynamic mobilization, and dynamic soft tissue mobilizations); (2) therapeutic exercises (motor control and muscular endurance exercises); and (3) patient education...
January 17, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334642/examining-the-latent-structure-mechanisms-for-comorbid-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-and-major-depressive-disorder
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Margo C Hurlocker, Desirae N Vidaurri, Lisa-Ann J Cuccurullo, Kelly Maieritsch, C Laurel Franklin
BACKGROUND: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a complex psychiatric illness that can be difficult to diagnose, due in part to its comorbidity with major depressive disorder (MDD). Given that researchers have found no difference in prevalence rates of PTSD and MDD after accounting for overlapping symptoms, the latent structures of PTSD and MDD may account for the high comorbidity. In particular, the PTSD Negative Alterations in Cognition and Mood (NACM) and Hyperarousal factors have been characterized as non-specific to PTSD...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334274/an-overview-of-robotic-mechanical-devices-for-post-stroke-thumb-rehabilitation
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Marian Suarez-Escobar, Elizabeth Rendon-Velez
PURPOSE: This article aims to clarify the current state-of-the-art of robotic/mechanical devices for post-stroke thumb rehabilitation as well as the anatomical characteristics and motions of the thumb that are crucial for the development of any device that aims to support its motion. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted to identify robotic/mechanical devices for post-stroke thumb rehabilitation. Specific electronic databases and well-defined search terms and inclusion/exclusion criteria were used for such purpose...
January 15, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334164/clinical-evaluation-of-a-novel-fractional-radiofrequency-device-for-hair-growth-fractional-radiofrequency-for-hair-growth-stimulation
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Ines Verner, Torello Lotti
AGA is a common disorder. Different treatments are available to prevent hair loss and achieve hair growth with variable results. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a novel fractional radiofrequency (RF) device (HairLux, Innogen Technologies Ltd., Yokneam, Israel), to prevent hair loss and induce hair growth. Twenty-five patients received 10 fractional RF treatments every 2 weeks, and were followed up 2 months after the last treatment. All patients were evaluated by global photography...
January 15, 2018: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333893/syringe-administration-of-epinephrine-by-emergency-medical-technicians-for-anaphylaxis
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Andrew J Latimer, Sofia Husain, Jonathan Nolan, Vinod Doreswamy, Thomas D Rea, Michael R Sayre, Mickey S Eisenberg
OBJECTIVE: In recent years, the costs of epinephrine autoinjectors (EAIs) in the United States have risen substantially. King County Emergency Medical Services implemented the "Check and Inject" program to replace EAIs by teaching emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to manually aspirate epinephrine from a single-use 1 mg/mL epinephrine vial using a needle and syringe followed by prehospital intramuscular administration of the correct adult or pediatric dose of epinephrine for anaphylaxis or serious allergic reaction...
January 15, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333565/manual-on-the-proper-use-of-lutetium-177-labeled-somatostatin-analogue-lu-177-dota-tate-injectable-in-radionuclide-therapy-2nd-ed
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Makoto Hosono, Hideharu Ikebuchi, Yoshihide Nakamura, Nobutaka Nakamura, Takahiro Yamada, Sachiko Yanagida, Asami Kitaoka, Kiyotaka Kojima, Hiroyasu Sugano, Seigo Kinuya, Tomio Inoue, Jun Hatazawa
Here we present the guideline for the treatment of neuroendocrine tumors using Lu-177-DOTA-TATE on the basis of radiation safety aspects in Japan. This guideline was prepared by a study supported by Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, and approved by Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine. Lu-177-DOTA-TATE treatment in Japan should be carried out according to this guideline. Although this guideline is applied in Japan, the issues for radiation protection shown in this guideline are considered internationally useful as well...
January 15, 2018: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332733/a-fundamental-critique-of-the-fascial-distortion-model-and-its-application-in-clinical-practice
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Christoph Thalhamer
INTRODUCTION: The therapeutic techniques used in the fascial distortion model (FDM) have become increasingly popular among manual therapists and physical therapists. The reasons for this trend remain to be empirically explored. Therefore this paper pursues two goals: first, to investigate the historical and theoretical background of FDM, and second, to discuss seven problems associated with the theory and practice of FDM. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The objectives of this paper are based on a review of the literature...
January 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330248/the-effectiveness-of-problem-solving-therapy-for-primary-care-patients-depressive-and-or-anxiety-disorders-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Anao Zhang, Sunyoung Park, John E Sullivan, Shijie Jing
BACKGROUND: There is increasing demand for managing depressive and/or anxiety disorders among primary care patients. Problem-solving therapy (PST) is a brief evidence- and strength-based psychotherapy that has received increasing support for its effectiveness in managing depression and anxiety among primary care patients. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials examining PST for patients with depression and/or anxiety in primary care as identified by searches for published literature across 6 databases and manual searching...
January 2018: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
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