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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242177/implementing-a-mental-health-care-program-and-home-based-training-for-mothers-of-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-in-an-urban-population-in-bangladesh-protocol-for-a-feasibility-assessment-study
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Aliya Naheed, Kamrun Nahar Koly, Helal Uddin Ahmed, Shaheen Akhter, M M Jalal Uddin, Mary C Smith Fawzi, Subhash Chandir, Muzharul Mannan, Saima Hossain, Charles Nelson, Kerim Munir
BACKGROUND: Mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have reported a higher level of depression than mothers of children with other neurodevelopmental disorders in both developed and developing countries. Mothers are the lifetime caregivers of children with ASD, and a high burden of depression can negatively impact their ability to provide care. However, access to mental health services in primary care is limited, given the scarcity of qualified providers in Bangladesh...
December 14, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241383/the-effect-of-prophylactic-oral-tranexamic-acid-plus-buccal-misoprostol-on-blood-loss-after-vaginal-delivery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nahla W Shady, Hany F Sallam, Ahmed H Elsayed, Abdelrahman M Abdelkader, Shymaa S Ali, Ahmed Alanwar, Ahmed M Abbas
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of prophylactic oral tranexamic acid (TA) plus buccal misoprostol on the amount of blood loss after vaginal delivery in women at low risk for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was a randomized open label clinical trial conducted in a tertiary University Hospital between January 2016 and June 2017. We included women who delivered vaginally with a singleton pregnancy. They were randomized into three groups: group I (women received 10 IU oxytocin IV after delivery of the baby), group II (women received 600 µg buccal misoprostol after delivery of the baby) and group III (women received 1000 mg oral TA at the end of the first stage of labor plus 600 µg buccal misoprostol after delivery of the baby)...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228376/effects-of-cyclophosphamide-cyp-and-or-doxorubicin-dox-in-a-murine-model-of-post-chemotherapy-cognitive-impairment
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Timothy J Flanigan, Julie E Anderson, Ikram Elayan, Antiño R Allen, Sherry A Ferguson
Post-chemotherapy cognitive impairment, or PCCI, is a common complaint, particularly among breast cancer patients. However, the exact nature of PCCI appears complex. To model the human condition, ovariectomized C57BL/6J mice were treated iv weekly for 4 weeks with saline, 2 mg/kg doxorubicin (DOX), 50 mg/kg cyclophosphamide (CYP), or DOX+CYP. For the subsequent 10 weeks, mice were assessed on several behavioral tests, including those measuring spatial learning and memory. After sacrifice, hippocampal spine density and morphology in the dentate gyrus, CA1, and CA3 regions were measured...
December 7, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226816/efficacy-of-intravenous-furosemide-versus%C3%A2-a-novel-ph-neutral-furosemide-formulation-administered-subcutaneously%C3%A2-in-outpatients-with-worsening-heart%C3%A2-failure
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Nisha A Gilotra, Oluseyi Princewill, Bonnie Marino, Ike S Okwuosa, Jessica Chasler, Johana Almansa, Abby Cummings, Parker Rhodes, Julianne Chambers, Kimberly Cuomo, Stuart D Russell
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the efficacy and safety of a novel, pH-neutral formulation of furosemide administered subcutaneously (SC) for treatment of acute decompensated heart failure (HF). BACKGROUND: Congestion requiring intravenous (IV) administration of a diuretic agent is the main reason patients with HF present for acute medical care. METHODS: Outpatients presenting with decompensated HF were randomized to receive a single SC or IV dose of furosemide...
November 27, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214840/bifactor-models-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-symptomatology-in-adolescents-criterion-validity-and-implications-for-clinical-practice
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Michael T Willoughby, Gregory A Fabiano, Nicole K Schatz, Rebecca K Vujnovic, Karen L Morris
This study evaluated the fit and criterion validity of a bifactor model for 18 DSM-IV attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms, along with nine supplementary symptoms that represented the manifestation of inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity in adolescence and early adulthood. Participants included N = 172 adolescents who were diagnosed with combined type ADHD and who were enrolled in a treatment study. A bifactor model provided reasonably good fit to combined parent- and teacher-reported DSM symptoms and supplemental items at baseline prior to treatment...
March 1, 2017: Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207939/tocilizumab-for-the-management-of-immune-mediated-adverse-events-secondary-to-pd-1-blockade
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Chipman Rg Stroud, Aparna Hegde, Cynthia Cherry, Abdul R Naqash, Nitika Sharma, Srikala Addepalli, Sulochana Cherukuri, Teresa Parent, Jessica Hardin, Paul Walker
Background Immune checkpoint inhibitors are poised to revolutionize the management of a growing number of malignancies. Unfortunately, the management of steroid-refractory immune mediated adverse events is based on a paucity of randomized data and limited to single center experiences. Our initial experience with the IL-6 receptor antagonist tocilizumab showed clinical improvement in a wide variety of irAEs. As a result, we adopted the use of tocilizumab for the management of steroid refractory irAEs. Methods The character and clinical course of irAEs were abstracted from the medical record and analyzed...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172680/efficacy-and-safety-of-hld200-delayed-release-and-extended-release-methylphenidate-in-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Steven R Pliszka, Timothy E Wilens, Samantha Bostrom, Valerie K Arnold, Andrea Marraffino, Andrew J Cutler, Frank A López, Norberto J DeSousa, Floyd R Sallee, Bev Incledon, Jeffrey H Newcorn
OBJECTIVE: Evening-dosed HLD200 is a delayed-release and extended-release methylphenidate (DR/ER-MPH) formulation consisting of uniform, dual-layered microbeads with an inner drug-loaded core. DR/ER-MPH is designed to delay the initial release of drug by 8-10 hours, and thereafter, provide a controlled, extended drug release to target onset of effect upon awakening that lasts into the evening. This phase 3 study evaluated the safety and efficacy of DR/ER-MPH on symptoms and temporal at-home functional impairment in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...
August 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168404/impact-of-a-chronic-pain-management-pathway-on-opioid-administration-and-prescribing-in-an-emergency-department
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Caroline Pace, Sneha Shah, Amy X Zhang, Amy E Zosel
CONTEXT: Prescription opioid abuse and misuse is a significant public health crisis. In 2012, an opioid prescribing pathway for patients with chronic pain presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) was implemented. The objective of this study is to determine the impact of the pathway for administration of opioids in the ED as well as the prescribing of opioids for home use after discharge. METHODS: Retrospective pre- and post-intervention time series study of consecutive patients presenting to the ED with acute and chronic pain complaints before and after implementation of the pathway...
November 23, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163981/a-comparison-of-isometric-isotonic-concentric-and-isotonic-eccentric-exercises-in-the-physiotherapy-management-of-subacromial-pain-syndrome-rotator-cuff-tendinopathy-study-protocol-for-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
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Rita Kinsella, Sallie M Cowan, Lyn Watson, Tania Pizzari
Background: Subacromial pain syndrome (SPS) involving rotator cuff tendinopathy is a common cause of shoulder pain and disability. Evidence suggests that structured physiotherapy may be as effective as surgery in this condition with significant improvements demonstrated in trials involving scapular retraining, rotator cuff strengthening and flexibility exercises. Most published programs typically utilise isotonic concentric and/or eccentric strengthening modes. Recently, immediate analgesic effects and muscle strength gains following heavy-load isometric exercises in lower limb tendinopathy conditions have been observed...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154154/transitioning-from-intravenous-to-subcutaneous-insulin-in-the-medical-intensive-care-unit
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Keren Zhou, Mia F Williams, Mary Angelynne Esquivel, Anne Song, Farah Rahman, James Bena, Simon W Lam, Deborah A Rathz, M Cecilia Lansang
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of studies on transitions from IV insulin infusion (IVII) to subcutaneous (SC) insulin in the medical ICU (MICU). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of patients admitted to the Cleveland Clinic MICU from June 2013 to January 2014 who received IVII. We compared blood glucose (BG) control between 3 cohorts based on timing of basal insulin dose: (1) NB (no basal), (2) IB (incorrect basal), (3) CB (correct basal) at 5 time points post-IVII discontinuation (1, 4, 8, 12, and 24h)...
August 12, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148930/use-of-mixed-oil-fat-emulsion-to-improve-intestinal-failure-associated-liver-disease-in-long-term-home-parenteral-nutrition-a-case-report
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Ryan T Hurt, Manpreet S Mundi
Home parenteral nutrition (HPN) is a life-saving therapy for patients who are not able to use their gastrointestinal tract. There are a number of complications associated with HPN, including metabolic bone disease, intestinal failure-associated liver disease (IFALD), and catheter-related bloodstream infections. We present a case of a 32-year-old HPN patient who initially developed biopsy-proven IFALD (total bilirubin, 2.4 mg/dL) while on long-term HPN. His HPN was initiated due to myopathic intestinal dysmotility and pseudo-obstruction when he was 15 years old...
November 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147597/psychometric-evaluation-of-the-parkinson-s-disease-activities-of-daily-living-scale
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Stina B Jonasson, Peter Hagell, Gun-Marie Hariz, Susanne Iwarsson, Maria H Nilsson
Objective: To evaluate a set of psychometric properties (i.e., data completeness, targeting, and external construct validity) of the Parkinson's disease Activities of Daily Living Scale (PADLS) in people with Parkinson's disease (PD). Specific attention was paid to the association between PADLS and PD severity, according to the Hoehn & Yahr (H&Y) staging. Methods: The sample included 251 persons with PD (mean age 70 [SD 9] years). Data collection comprised a self-administered postal survey, structured interviews, and clinical assessments at home visits...
2017: Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145885/future-perspectives-in-melanoma-research-melanoma-bridge-napoli-november-30th-3rd-december-2016
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Paolo A Ascierto, Sanjiv S Agarwala, Gennaro Ciliberto, Sandra Demaria, Reinhard Dummer, Connie P M Duong, Soldano Ferrone, Silvia C Formenti, Claus Garbe, Ruth Halaban, Samir Khleif, Jason J Luke, Lluis M Mir, Willem W Overwijk, Michael Postow, Igor Puzanov, Paul Sondel, Janis M Taube, Per Thor Straten, David F Stroncek, Jennifer A Wargo, Hassane Zarour, Magdalena Thurin
Major advances have been made in the treatment of cancer with targeted therapy and immunotherapy; several FDA-approved agents with associated improvement of 1-year survival rates became available for stage IV melanoma patients. Before 2010, the 1-year survival were quite low, at 30%; in 2011, the rise to nearly 50% in the setting of treatment with Ipilimumab, and rise to 70% with BRAF inhibitor monotherapy in 2013 was observed. Even more impressive are 1-year survival rates considering combination strategies with both targeted therapy and immunotherapy, now exceeding 80%...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145313/the-importance-of-family-caregiving-to-achieving-palliative-care-at-home-a-case-report-of-end-of-life-breast-cancer-in-an-area-struck-by-the-2011-fukushima-nuclear-crisis-a-case-report
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Akihiko Ozaki, Masaharu Tsubokura, Claire Leppold, Toyoaki Sawano, Manabu Tsukada, Tsuyoshi Nemoto, Kazuhiro Kosugi, Yoshitaka Nishikawa, Shigeaki Kato, Hiromichi Ohira
RATIONALE: The primary setting of palliative care has shifted from inpatient care to patients' residences. Family caregiving is essential for patients with life-limiting illnesses to receive palliative care at home, however little information is available regarding potential interventions to achieve palliative homecare for those without sufficient support from family members in various settings, including disasters. PATIENT CONCERNS: In March 2011, Fukushima, Japan experienced an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132498/perspectives-from-practice-complexities-of-personal-care-workers
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Julie-Anne Martyn, Sally Zanella, Adele Wilkinson
Personal care workers (PCWs) make up the bulk of the workforce in residential and community care services. The knowledge and skill set needed for safe and effective practice in care settings is extensive. A diverse range of registered training organisations (RTOs) offering Certificate III and IV in Individual Support (aging, home and community) are tasked with producing job-ready PCWs. However, the curricula of these programs vary. Additionally, a national code of conduct for healthcare workers became effective in October 2015 as a governance framework for PCWs...
November 14, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128873/reinforcement-enhancement-by-nicotine-in-adult-rats-behavioral-selectivity-and-relation-to-mode-of-delivery-and-blood-nicotine-levels
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Annie Constantin, Paul B S Clarke
RATIONALE: Reinforcement-enhancing effects of nicotine occur in human subjects and laboratory rats. However, the doses used in animal studies typically exceed smoking-associated levels of exposure, and generalized behavioral activation by nicotine can potentially confound data interpretation. METHODS: During daily 60-min sessions, male adult rats pressed an "active" lever to illuminate a brief cue light. Pressing on either the active or inactive lever retracted both levers for 60 s...
November 11, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128739/childbirth-and-parenting-preparation-in-antenatal-classes
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M Barimani, K Forslund Frykedal, M Rosander, A Berlin
OBJECTIVES: to describe topics (1) presented by midwives' during antenatal classes and the amount of time spent on these topics and (2) raised and discussed by first-time parents and the amount of time spent on these topics. DESIGN: qualitative; data were gathered using video or tape recordings and analysed using a three-pronged content analysis approach, i.e., conventional, summative, and directed analyses. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: 3 antenatal courses in 2 antenatal units in a large Swedish city; 3 midwives; and 34 course participants...
October 31, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128105/factors-associated-with-delivery-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-women-with-advanced-stage-ovarian-cancer
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Emily Hinchcliff, Alexander Melamed, Amy Bregar, Elisabeth Diver, Joel Clemmer, Marcela Del Carmen, John O Schorge, J Alejandro Rauh-Hain
PURPOSE: To identify clinical and non-clinical factors associated with utilization of primary cytoreductive surgery (PCS) or neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) in women with advanced stage epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). METHODS: Using the National Cancer Database, we identified women with stage IIIC and IV EOC diagnosed from 2012 to 2014. The primary outcome was receipt of NACT, defined in the primary analysis as utilization of chemotherapy as the first cancer-directed therapy, irrespective of whether interval surgery was performed...
November 8, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121844/patient-and-aneurysm-characteristics-predicting-prolonged-length-of-stay-after-elective-open-aaa-repair-in-the-endovascular-era
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Sergio Casillas-Berumen, Florencia A Rojas-Miguez, Alik Farber, Sevan Komshian, Jeffrey A Kalish, Denis Rybin, Gheorghe Doros, Jeffrey J Siracuse
INTRODUCTION: Open aortic aneurysm repair (AAA) repair can be resource intensive and associated with a prolonged length of stay (LOS). We sought to examine patient and aneurysm predictors of prolonged LOS to better identify those at risk in the preoperative setting. METHODS: Patient data were obtained from the targeted AAA American College of Surgery National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database from 2012 to 2014 of patients undergoing open AAA repair. Multivariable logistic regression was used to determine predictors of prolonged postoperative LOS defined as greater than 10 days (75th percentile)...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115922/the-prevalence-of-dementia-in-a-portuguese-community-sample-a-10-66-dementia-research-group-study
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Manuel Gonçalves-Pereira, Ana Cardoso, Ana Verdelho, Joaquim Alves da Silva, Manuel Caldas de Almeida, Alexandra Fernandes, Cátia Raminhos, Cleusa P Ferri, A Matthew Prina, Martin Prince, Miguel Xavier
BACKGROUND: Dementia imposes a high burden of disease worldwide. Recent epidemiological studies in European community samples are scarce. In Portugal, community prevalence data is very limited. The 10/66 Dementia Research Group (DRG) population-based research programmes are focused in low and middle income countries, where the assessments proved to be culture and education fair. We applied the 10/66 DRG prevalence survey methodology in Portugal, where levels of illiteracy in older populations are still high...
November 7, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
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