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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728302/-clinical-efficacy-of-ladder-neoadjuvant-therapy-in-treatment-of-advanced-mid-low-rectal-cancer
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Y X Zhang, H B Wang, Y J Lu, H Y Liu
Objective: To explore the clinical efficacy of ladder neoadjuvant therapy in treatment of advanced mid-low rectal cancer. Methods: We performed a retrospective study of one hundred and eighty mid and low rectal cancer patients who underwent ladder neoadjuvant therapy(neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by surgery if neoadjuvant chemotherapy was effective; neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy if neoadjuvant chemotherapy was ineffective)(n=90) or neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (n=90)...
July 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728090/remote-mood-monitoring-for-adults-with-bipolar-disorder-an-explorative-study-of-compliance-and-impact-on-mental-health-service-use-and-costs
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J Simon, K Budge, J Price, G M Goodwin, J R Geddes
BACKGROUND: Remote monitoring of mood disorders may be an effective and low resource option for patient follow-up, but relevant evidence remains very limited. This study explores real-life compliance and health services impacts of mood monitoring among patients with bipolar disorder in the UK. METHODS: Patients with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder who were registered users of the True Colours monitoring system for at least 12months at study assessment were included in this retrospective cohort study (n=79)...
July 3, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728045/postdiagnosis-neurological-care-for-patients-with-psychogenic-nonepileptic-spells-pnes
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Chloe E Hill, Hannah Schwartz, Nabila Dahodwala, Brian Litt, Kathryn A Davis
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated continuity of neurological care for patients discharged from the epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) with a diagnosis of psychogenic nonepileptic spells (PNES). Because PNES are seizure-like episodes that cannot be explained by abnormal electrical brain activity, they are challenging for patients to understand and accept. Consequently, after diagnosis, patients commonly fail to start recommended psychotherapy and instead pursue redundant medical care. As consistent relationships with healthcare providers may help, we instituted standard follow-up for patients diagnosed with PNES...
July 17, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727771/randomized-controlled-trial-on-the-effects-of-a-supervised-high-intensity-exercise-program-in-patients-with-a-hematologic-malignancy-treated-with-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-results-from-the-exist-study
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Saskia Persoon, Mai J M ChinAPaw, Laurien M Buffart, Roberto D K Liu, Pierre Wijermans, Harry R Koene, Monique C Minnema, Pieternella J Lugtenburg, Erik W A Marijt, Johannes Brug, Frans Nollet, Marie José Kersten
BACKGROUND: This single blind, multicenter randomized controlled trial aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a supervised high intensity exercise program on physical fitness and fatigue in patients with multiple myeloma or lymphoma recently treated with autologous stem cell transplantation. METHODS: 109 patients were randomly assigned to the 18-week exercise intervention or the usual care control group. The primary outcomes included physical fitness (VO2peak and Wpeak determined using a cardiopulmonary exercise test; grip strength and the 30s chair stand test) and fatigue (Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory) and were assessed prior to randomization and after completion of the intervention or at similar time points for the control group...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727270/efficacy-and-safety-of-pregabalin-for-painful-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy-in-a-population-of-chinese-patients-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Yiming Mu, Xiaomin Liu, Quanmin Li, Kangning Chen, Yu Liu, Xiaofeng Lv, Xiangjin Xu, Dongsheng Fan, Ningxiu Shang, Ruoyong Yang, Lynne Pauer, Changyu Pan
BACKGROUND: Limited information exists on the efficacy of pregabalin in Chinese patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (pDPN). METHODS: An 11-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in Chinese pDPN patients randomized (1:1) to pregabalin 300 mg/day or placebo. Primary efficacy endpoint was change from baseline in mean daily pain score (0 = no pain;10 = worst possible pain). Secondary efficacy endpoints included overall weekly mean pain score, responder status, impression of change, pain intensity, and sleep...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727137/national-evaluation-of-multidisciplinary-quality-metrics-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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John D Cramer, Sedona E Speedy, Robert L Ferris, Alfred W Rademaker, Urjeet A Patel, Sandeep Samant
BACKGROUND: The National Quality Forum has endorsed quality-improvement measures for multiple cancer types that are being developed into actionable tools to improve cancer care. No nationally endorsed quality metrics currently exist for head and neck cancer. METHODS: The authors identified patients with surgically treated, invasive, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma in the National Cancer Data Base from 2004 to 2014 and compared the rate of adherence to 5 different quality metrics and whether compliance with these quality metrics impacted overall survival...
July 20, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726796/three-year-change-in-endothelin-1-and-markers-of-vascular-remodelling-in-a-bi-ethnic-south-african-cohort-the-sabpa-study
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C S du Plooy, C M C Mels, H W Huisman, R Kruger
South Africans are at high risk for developing cardiovascular disease. Endothelin-1 is known for its vasoconstrictive properties and its ability to contribute to vascular structural changes. In this study we investigated the association of change in endothelin-1 levels and change in markers implicated in vascular remodelling after 3 years. Serum endothelin-1 levels and markers of vascular remodelling such as carotid intima-media thickness, carotid cross-sectional wall area (CSWA) and arterial compliance were measured...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726075/effectiveness-adverse-effects-and-drug-compliance-of-long-acting-injectable-risperidone-in-children-and-adolescents
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Mehmet Fatih Ceylan, Betül Erdogan, Selma Tural Hesapcioglu, Esra Cop
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Although the use of oral risperidone in children and adolescents has been well studied, there is little information on the intramuscular use of long-acting injectable risperidone (LAIR). The aims of this study were to investigate the effectiveness and adverse effects of LAIR in children and adolescents with conduct disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. METHODS: In total, 42 patients (age range 12-17 years) who were non-adherent to oral antipsychotic drugs, received 25 mg/day of LAIR intramuscularly every 2 weeks...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725791/quality-improvement-intervention-for-reduction-of-redundant-testing
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Alan M Ducatman, Danyel H Tacker, Barbara S Ducatman, Dustin Long, Peter L Perrotta, Hannah Lawther, Kelly Pennington, Owen Lander, Mary Warden, Conard Failinger, Kevin Halbritter, Ronald Pellegrino, Marney Treese, Jeffrey A Stead, Eric Glass, Lauren Cianciaruso, Konrad C Nau
Laboratory data are critical to analyzing and improving clinical quality. In the setting of residual use of creatine kinase M and B isoenzyme testing for myocardial infarction, we assessed disease outcomes of discordant creatine kinase M and B isoenzyme +/troponin I (-) test pairs in order to address anticipated clinician concerns about potential loss of case-finding sensitivity following proposed discontinuation of routine creatine kinase and creatine kinase M and B isoenzyme testing. Time-sequenced interventions were introduced...
January 2017: Acad Pathol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725606/drugs-for-the-overactive-bladder-are-there-differences-in-persistence-and-compliance
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Karl-Erik Andersson
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June 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725492/role-of-spousal-involvement-in-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-cpap-adherence-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-osa
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Salma Batool-Anwar, Carol M Baldwin, Shira Fass, Stuart F Quan
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about the impact of spousal involvement on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) adherence. The aim of this study was to determine whether spouse involvement affects adherence with CPAP therapy, and how this association varies with gender. METHODS: 194 subjects recruited from Apnea Positive Pressure Long Term Efficacy Study (APPLES) completed the Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS). The majority of participants were Caucasian (83%), and males (73%), with mean age of 56 years, mean BMI of 31 kg/m(2)...
May 2017: Southwest Journal of Pulmonary & Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725165/cost-effectiveness-of-pre-referral-antimalarial-treatment-in-severe-malaria-among-children-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Vivian Rakuomi, Faith Okalebo, Stanley Ndwigah, Levi Mbugua
BACKGROUND: In 2013, 78% of malaria deaths occurred in children aged 5 years and below, in sub-Saharan Africa. Treatment of severe malaria requires a health facility with inpatient care. However, in most sub-Sahara African countries, access to health facilities is a major problem. Pre-referral antimalarial treatments aim to delay the progress of severe malaria as patients seek to access health facilities. Rectal artesunate can be administered in the community as a pre-referral treatment in rural hard-to-reach areas...
2017: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation: C/E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725143/pharmacy-malpractice-the-rate-and-prevalence-of-dispensing-high-risk-prescription-only-medications-at-community-pharmacies-in-saudi-arabia
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Thamir M Alshammari, Salman A Alhindi, Ahmed M Alrashdi, Imaan Benmerzouga, Mohamad Aljofan
OBJECTIVE: To assess the compliance of community pharmacies with the regulations that prohibit the dispensing of prescription-only medications in the absence of a physician prescription in Saudi Arabia. METHOD: A cross-sectional study was conducted in the period between October 2014 and January 2015. A list of 10 prescription-only medications were selected to be studied. 150 community pharmacies were visited across 6 major regions in Saudi Arabia to assess the prevalence of non-compliance among community pharmacies...
July 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725032/remora-cranial-vein-morphology-and-its-functional-implications-for-attachment
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Brooke E Flammang
Remora fishes adhere to, and maintain long-term, reversible attachment with, surfaces of varying roughness and compliance under wetted high-shear conditions using an adhesive disc that evolved from the dorsal fin spines typical of other fishes. Evolution of this complex hierarchical structure required extensive reorganization of the skull and fin spines, but the functional role of the soft tissues of the disc are poorly understood. Here I show that remora cranial veins are highly-modified in comparison to those of other vertebrates; they are transposed anteriorly and enlarged, and lie directly ventral to the disc on the dorsum of the cranium...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724718/poor-reliability-and-poor-adherence-to-self-monitoring-of-blood-glucose-are-common-in-women-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-and-may-be-associated-with-poor-pregnancy-outcomes
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Emmanuel Cosson, Baz Baz, Françoise Gary, Isabelle Pharisien, Minh Tuan Nguyen, Dorian Sandre-Banon, Yahya Jaber, Camille Cussac-Pillegand, Isabela Banu, Lionel Carbillon, Paul Valensi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the compliance with self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) and the reliability of diabetes logbooks in women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), as well as the associated determinants and outcomes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We prospectively selected French-speaking women with newly diagnosed GDM who had been referred to our diabetes management program and understood SMBG principles. At the next follow-up visit, we collected SMBG results from glucose meters and logbooks...
July 19, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724026/-level-of-implementation-of-the-program-for-safety-and-health-at-work-in-antioquia-colombia
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Ninfa Del Carmen Vega-Monsalve
This study describes the level of implementation of the Program for Safety and Health at Work in companies located in the Department of Antioquia, Colombia, and associated factors. A cross-sectional survey included 73 companies with more than 50 workers each and implementation of the program. A total of 65 interviews were held, in addition to 73 checklists and process reviews. The companies showed suboptimal compliance with the management model for workplace safety and health proposed by the International Labor Organization (ILO)...
July 13, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724017/food-risk-regulation-the-tensions-of-the-brazilian-health-surveillance-system
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Ana Virgínia Almeida Figueiredo, Elisabetta Recine, Renata Monteiro
This article addresses the dynamics of Brazilian food control practices, highlighting their special risk-related features and the types of intervention, as well as the recently adopted instruments to control risks related to the nutritional composition of food and their institutional repercussions. Food regulation in Brazil dates back to the First Republic. The practice has been remodeled over the years, due to both the increasing complexity of the risks and the introduction of new institutional operational mechanisms...
July 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723705/dietary-guidelines-in-type-2-diabetes-the-nordic-diet-or-the-ketogenic-diet
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Ola K Magnusdottir, Ingibjorg Gunnarsdottir, Bryndís E Birgisdóttir
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To highlight recent developments in research regarding nutrition therapies for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) with a focus on the different approaches of the Nordic diet and the ketogenic diet. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent short-term studies have revealed that similar beneficial outcomes are seen after different dietary treatments for T2DM, with different approaches resulting in comparable weight loss and impacts on metabolic factors. SUMMARY: More individualized approaches in nutrition therapy should be considered for T2DM patients and clinical guidelines should reflect this...
July 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723187/wearable-flexible-and-stretchable-glove-biosensor-for-on-site-detection-of-organophosphorus-chemical-threats
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Rupesh K Mishra, Lee J Hubble, Aida Martín, Rajan Kumar, Abbas Barfidokht, Jayoung Kim, Mustafa M Musameh, Ilias L Kyratzis, Joseph Wang
A flexible glove-based electrochemical biosensor with highly stretchable printed electrode system has been developed as a wearable point-of-use screening tool for defense and food security applications. This disposable-mechanically robust "lab-on-a-glove" integrates a stretchable printable enzyme-based biosensing system and active surface for swipe sampling on different fingers, and is coupled with a compact electronic interface for electrochemical detection and real-time wireless data transmission to a smartphone device...
April 28, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722157/matching-the-production-of-doctors-with-national-needs
#20
Des Gorman
CONTEXT: Matching the supply of health workers to need is necessary if a health system is to be sustainable, affordable and fit for purpose. On the 30th anniversary of the 1988 Edinburgh Declaration of the World Federation for Medical Education, levels of compliance with the 10th recommendation, 'Ensure admission policies that match the numbers of students trained with national needs for doctors', warrant review. There are two domains to such a review, concerning, respectively, how well these health needs are known, and whether workforce supply is well matched...
July 19, 2017: Medical Education
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