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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778041/the-efficacy-of-vitamin-d-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-meta-analysis
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Chao Zheng, Liang He, Lingling Liu, Jie Zhu, Tao Jin
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory demyelination disorder in the central nervous system (CNS) leading to a high level of neurological disability. The pathogenesis of MS remains largely unknown, which explains the lack of significant efficacy of therapy in MS. Vitamin D deficiency is widely considered to be an environmental risk factor for MS. Many studies investigating the therapeutic effects of vitamin D on MS have been applied. The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the effectiveness of vitamin D in MS patients...
May 12, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778000/anxiety-moderates-the-effects-of-stressor-controllability-and-cognitive-reappraisal-on-distress-following-aversive-exposure-an-experimental-investigation
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Lillian Le, Michelle Moulds, Angela Nickerson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Emerging evidence suggests that the effectiveness of cognitive reappraisal (CR) depends on different factors, including the individual's psychological wellbeing (e.g., level of anxiety) and the context in which the strategy is used (e.g., stressor controllability). The present study aimed to investigate the emotional (negative affect) and physiological (skin conductance levels) effects of emotion regulation following exposure to controllable versus uncontrollable stress...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777952/the-opportunity-to-avoid-pain-may-paradoxically-increase-fear
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Christine M van Vliet, Ann Meulders, Linda M G Vancleef, Johan W S Vlaeyen
Fear-avoidance models propose that pain-related fear may spur avoidance behaviour leading to chronic pain disability. Pain-related fear elicits avoidance behaviour, which is typically aimed at reducing fear. We hypothesized that engaging in avoidance may (paradoxically) increase rather than decrease pain-related fear (i.e. bidirectionality hypothesis). In a between-subject design, participants (N=64) were randomly assigned to the avoidance group or the control group. Avoidance group participants were led to believe they could avoid full exposure to a painful heat stimulus by pressing the stop-button, while control group participants believed they were exposed to the full painful heat stimulus at all times...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777950/acceptance-and-commitment-therapy-for-prevention-of-chronic-post-surgical-pain-and-opioid-use-in-at-risk-veterans-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-study
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Lilian Dindo, M Bridget Zimmerman, Katherine Hadlandsmyth, Barbara StMarie, Jennie Embree, James Marchman, Toni Tripp-Reimer, Barbara Rakel
High levels of pain, significant anxiety, and/or depressive symptoms prior to surgery put patients at elevated risk forchronic pain and prolonged opioid use following surgery. The purpose of this preliminary study was to assess the efficacy of a one-day Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) workshop in "at-risk" Veterans for the prevention of chronic pain and opioid use following orthopedic surgery. In a randomized controlled trial, 88 at-risk Veterans undergoing orthopedic surgery were assigned to Treatment as Usual (TAU; N =44) or TAU plus a 1-day ACT workshop (N = 44)...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777881/single-incision-laparoscopic-versus-conventional-laparoscopic-right-colectomy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Boye Dong, Zuyang Luo, Jiabao Lu, Yang Yang, Yixian Song, Jie Cao, Wanglin Li
BACKGROUND: Single-incision laparoscopic surgery has gained widespread attention because of its potential benefits such as less skin incision and faster recovery. Up to now, only one meta-analysis (performed in 2013; including 9 studies, a total of 585 cases) compared single-incision laparoscopic right colectomy (SILRC) with conventional laparoscopic right colectomy (CLRC). An updated meta-analysis was undertaken to explore more convinced comparative findings between SILRC and CLRC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The search for studies that compared SILRC with CLRC was done on PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777880/the-optimal-choice-for-pancreatic-anastomosis-after-pancreaticoduodenectomy-a-network-meta-analysis-of-randomized-control-trials
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Weidong Wang, Zhaohui Zhang, Chichang Gu, Qingbo Liu, Zhiqiang Liang, Wei He, Jianping Chen, Jiaming Lai
BACKGROUND: A number of pancreatic anastomosis methods for pancreaticoduodenectomy including pancreaticogastrostomy(PG), duct-to-mucosa pancreaticojejunostomy(duct-to-mucosa PJ), invagination pancreaticojejunostomy(invagination PJ) and binding pancreaticojejunostomy(BPJ), but the optimal choice remains unclear. We performed a network meta-analysis to synthesize direct and indirect evidence to identify the optimal choice for pancreatic anastomosis after pancreaticoduodenectomy METHODS: We searched the Embase, PubMed and Cochrane library databases for randomized control trials...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777868/comparative-efficacy-and-safety-of-different-antiviral-agents-for-cytomegalovirus-prophylaxis-in-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Nico Gagelmann, Per Ljungman, Jan Styczynski, Nicolaus Kröger
Over the past 25 years, several randomized controlled trials have investigated the efficacy of different antiviral agents for cytomegalovirus (CMV) prophylaxis in allogeneic hematopoietic-cell transplantation. We performed a systematic literature review, conventional meta-analysis and network meta-analysis using a random-effects model and risk ratios (RR) with corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CI) as effect estimates. Fifteen randomized controlled trials were identified, including seven different antiviral agents: acyclovir, ganciclovir, maribavir, brincidofovir, letermovir, valacyclovir, and vaccine...
May 16, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777866/considerations-of-multiple-imputation-approaches-for-handling-missing-data-in-clinical-trials
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Hui Quan, Li Qi, Xiaodong Luo, Loic Darchy
Missing data exist in all clinical trials and missing data issue is a very serious issue in terms of the interpretability of the trial results. There is no universally applicable solution for all missing data problems. Methods used for handling missing data issue depend on the circumstances particularly the assumptions on missing data mechanisms. In recent years, if the missing at random mechanism cannot be assumed, conservative approaches such as the control-based and returning to baseline multiple imputation approaches are applied for dealing with the missing data issues...
May 16, 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777864/effectiveness-on-maternal-and-offspring-metabolic-control-of-a-home-based-dietary-counseling-intervention-and-dha-supplementation-in-obese-overweight-pregnant-women-might-study-a-randomized-controlled-trial-study-protocol
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María Luisa Garmendia, Camila Corvalán, Paola Casanello, B Marcela Araya, Marcela Flores, Alfredo Bravo, Juan Pedro Kusanovic, Pablo Olmos, Ricardo Uauy
BACKGROUND: Lifestyle interventions are the primary prevention strategy for gestational diabetes (GDM) in obese/overweight women; however, these interventions have shown limited effectiveness. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) intake has shown beneficial effects on glucose metabolism, lipid fractions and inflammatory factors in women who already have GDM. Combining PUFAs supplementation with a lifestyle intervention could achieve lower increase of glucose levels by improving insulin sensitivity...
May 16, 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777744/omalizumab-can-inhibit-respiratory-reaction-during-aspirin-desensitization
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David M Lang, Mark A Aronica, Elizabeth S Maierson, Xiao-Feng Wang, Dorothy C Vasas, Stanley L Hazen
BACKGROUND: Aspirin desensitization has been associated with benefit in management of aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD). An intervention that would encourage aspirin desensitization to be performed more frequently has substantial potential for improving outcomes and quality of life in patients with AERD. OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether omalizumab administration would be associated with attenuation of aspirin-provoked bronchospasm in patients with AERD undergoing aspirin desensitization...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777729/pharmacogenetic-tests-to-guide-drug-treatment-in-depression-comparison-of-the-available-testing-kits-and-clinical-trials
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Chiara Fabbri, Joseph Zohar, Alessandro Serretti
The empirical approach to drug choice and dosing in depression often results into inadequate response and side effects. Pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing appears a promising way to implement personalized treatments. A systematic review was performed to identify available PGx tests, compare the genes they include with clinical guidelines and drug labels, and assess the quality of published clinical studies. ~40 commercial PGx tests are available and potential benefits were estimated for nine of them by clinical studies...
May 16, 2018: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777714/efficiency-of-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-and-transcutaneous-nerve-stimulation-on-hemiplegic-shoulder-pain-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Meimei Zhou, Fang Li, Weibo Lu, Junfa Wu, Song Pei
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) and transcutaneous nerve stimulation (TENS) on hemiplegic shoulder pain (HSP). DESIGN: This is a prospective randomized controlled trial (RCT). SETTING: A total of 184 HSP patients, aged 18-80 years, were recruited in the Rehabilitation Hospital from February 2014 to July 2016. The Ethics approval was obtained from the Institutional Review Board of the Hospital...
May 16, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777676/cognitive-effects-of-rhythmic-auditory-stimulation-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-p300-study
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Juan Lei, Nadine Conradi, Cornelius Abel, Stefan Frisch, Alla Brodski-Guerniero, Marcel Hildner, Christian A Kell, Jochen Kaiser, Maren Schmidt-Kassow
Rhythmic auditory stimulation (RAS) may compensate dysfunctions of the basal ganglia (BG), involved with intrinsic evaluation of temporal intervals and action initiation or continuation. In the cognitive domain, RAS containing periodically presented tones facilitates young healthy participants' attention allocation to anticipated time points, indicated by better performance and larger P300 amplitudes to periodic compared to random stimuli. Additionally, active auditory-motor synchronization (AMS) leads to a more precise temporal encoding of stimuli via embodied timing encoding than stimulus presentation adapted to the participants' actual movements...
May 16, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777665/acceptability-and-feasibility-of-a-sexual-health-intervention-for-young-adult-black-women
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Tiffany M Montgomery, Vickie M Mays, MarySue V Heilemann, Adey Nyamathi, Jose A Bauermeister, Deborah Koniak-Griffin
OBJECTIVE: To assess the acceptability and feasibility of S2S, a newly adapted behavior intervention to address high-risk sexual behavior. DESIGN: Pilot randomized controlled trial. SETTING: The Internet and text messages with no in-person interactions. PARTICIPANTS: Eighty-eight Black women, ages 18 to 24 years, were randomly assigned to the intervention or control groups and self-enrolled in the respective text message program...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777663/a-multicenter-randomized-clinical-trial-of-etonogestrel-and-levonorgestrel-contraceptive-implants-with-nonrandomized-copper-iud-controls-effect-on-weight-variations-up-to-three-years-after-placement
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Luis Bahamondes, Vivian Brache, Moazzam Ali, Ndema Habib
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate weight changes in women randomized to either the etonogestrel (ENG)- or the levonorgestrel (LNG)-releasing contraceptive implants and to compare with users of the TCu380A intrauterine device (IUD). STUDY DESIGN: A multi-center randomized trial with 1:1 allocation ratio of the ENG- and the LNG- implants with non-randomized, age-matched control group of women choosing TCu380A IUD. The primary objective was to assess contraceptive efficacy and method continuation rates, and secondarily the incidence of common complaints and side effects (including weight changes) associated with use of the three contraceptives...
May 16, 2018: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777633/hypertrophic-effect-of-inhaled-beta-2-agonist-with-and-without-concurrent-exercise-training-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Søren Jessen, Johan Onslev, Anders Lemminger, Vibeke Backer, Jens Bangsbo, Morten Hostrup
INTRODUCTION: Due to a high prevalence of asthma and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in elite athletes, there is a high use of beta2 -adrenoceptor agonists (beta2 -agonists) in the athletic population. While anabolic in rodents, no study has been able to detect hypertrophy in humans after chronic beta2 -agonist inhalation. METHODS: We investigated if inhaled beta2 -agonist, terbutaline, alters body composition and metabolic rate with and without concurrent exercise training in healthy young men...
May 19, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777632/predictor-factors-for-long-term-outcomes-stability-of-coronally-advanced-flap-with-or-without-connective-tissue-graft-in-the-treatment-of-single-maxillary-gingival-recessions-9-years-results-of-a-randomised-controlled-clinical-trial
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Giulio Rasperini, Raffaele Acunzo, Gaia Pellegrini, Giorgio Pagni, Maurizio Tonetti, Giovan Paolo Pini Prato, Pierpaolo Cortellini
AIM: To assess the clinical outcomes 9 years after the surgical treatment of single maxillary gingival recessions and identify predictors for long-term gingival margin stability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-five gingival recession (Miller Class I and II) were randomly treated with CAF plus CTG or CAF alone. Outcomes included Complete Root Coverage (CRC), Recession Reduction (REC), Keratinized Tissue (KT) gain and dentin hypersensitivity, and were evaluated at 6-month, 1-year and 9-year...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777599/immense-random-colocalization-revealed-by-automated-high-content-image-cytometry-seriously-questions-fish-as-gold-standard-for-detecting-eml4-alk-fusion
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Gábor Smuk, Tamás Tornóczky, László Pajor, Ilse Chudoba, Béla Kajtár, Veronika Sárosi, Gábor Pajor
EML4-ALK gene fusion (inv2(p21p23)) of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) predisposes to tyrosine kinase inhibitor treatment. One of the gold standard diagnostics is the dual color (DC) break-apart (BA) FISH technique, however, the unusual closeness of the involved genes has been suggested to raise likelihood of random co-localization (RCL) of signals. Although this is suspected to decrease sensitivity (often to as low as 40-70%), the exact level and effect of RCL has not been revealed thus far. Signal distances were analyzed to the 0...
May 19, 2018: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777531/the-directional-and-non-directional-associations-of-periodontitis-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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REVIEW
D Zhao, A T Khawaja, L Jin, K-Y Li, M Tonetti, G Pelekos
This systematic review aimed to assess the current evidence on the directional and non-directional associations of periodontitis with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Electronic search for observational studies on the association of periodontitis with CKD was performed in MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMed, Open GREY and Cochrane library up to June 5, 2017. Two reviewers conducted study selection, data collection and assessment of methodological quality using the original and modified Newcastle-Ottawa Scale. Cohort, case-control and cross-sectional studies were included, which clearly defined periodontitis and CKD or reported acceptable clinical parameters of these 2 diseases in adults...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777452/revision-of-surgical-margin-under-frozen-section-to-achieve-r0-status-on-survival-in-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer
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Zi Yin, Yu Zhou, Baohua Hou, Tingting Ma, Min Yu, Chuanzhao Zhang, Xin Lu, Zhixiang Jian
OBJECTIVE: The aim is to investigate whether additional resection based on intraoperative frozen section (FS) to a secondary R0(s) status are associated with different long-term survivals in pancreatic cancer patients, comparing to those with R1 or primary R0(p) status. METHODS: A systematic literature search (PubMed, Embase, Science Citation Index, Springer-Link, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials) was performed to identify all studies published up to June 2017...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
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