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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927235/the-effect-of-complex-interventions-on-supporting-self-care-among-community-dwelling-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Kwan Ching Wong, Frances Kam Yuet Wong, W F Yeung, Katherine Chang
Background: self-care is critical to enable community-dwelling older adults to live independently. Complex interventions have emerged as a strategy to support self-care, but their effectiveness is unknown. Our objective was to review systematically their effectiveness on both positive (increased scores in self-rated health, Activities of Daily Living, Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, quality of life) and negative aspects (increased incidence of falls, fear of falling, hospital and nursing home admission, increased depression score), and to determine which intervention components explain the observed effects...
September 13, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927211/a-pivotal-randomized-clinical-trial-evaluating-the-safety-and-effectiveness-of-a-novel-hydrogel-dural-sealant-as-an-adjunct-to-dural-repair
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Michael J Strong, G Alexander West, Henry Woo, Daniel E Couture, John A Wilson, Lorenzo F Munoz, Charles L Rosen, Jeremy D Greenlee, Harry R van Loveren, Mark Iantosca, Clinton J Baird, Mark Smith, Matt McGirt, Jonathan Parish, Anthony L Asher
BACKGROUND: A watertight dural repair is critical to minimizing the risk of postoperative complications secondary to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of a novel hydrogel, Adherus Dural Sealant, when compared with control, DuraSeal Dural Sealant System, as an adjunct to standard methods of dural repair. METHODS: In this 17-center, prospective, randomized clinical trial designed as a noninferiority, single-blinded study, 124 patients received Adherus Dural Sealant (test sealant) and 126 received DuraSeal (control)...
April 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927119/effect-of-glutamine-enriched-nutritional-support-on-intestinal-mucosal-barrier-function-mmp-2-mmp-9-and-immune-function-in-patients-with-advanced-gastric-cancer-during-perioperative-chemotherapy
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Juan Wang, Yanfen Li, Yuanling Qi
We studied the effects of glutamine-enriched nutritional support on intestinal mucosal barrier, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2, MMP-9 and immune function during perioperative chemotherapy in patients with advanced gastric cancer. The study was conducted on 94 patients with advanced gastric cancer admitted from April 2015 to March 2016. They were randomly divided into observation and control groups, n=47. Control group was given basic nutritional support whereas glutamine-enriched nutritional support was given to patients in observation group...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927090/downregulation-of-pdcd4-by-mir-21-suppresses-tumor-transformation-and-proliferation-in-a-nude-mouse-renal-cancer-model
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Haixin Yuan, Shiyong Xin, Yaoping Huang, Yingfan Bao, Hao Jiang, Liqing Zhou, Xiaoqiang Ren, Liang Li, Qian Wang, Jianguo Zhang
Programmed cell death 4 (PDCD4) is known to suppress neoplastic transformation, cell proliferation and metastasis, and to be downregulated by microRNA-21 (miR-21) in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) cell lines and tissues. The aim of the present study was to investigate the roles of and association between PDCD4 and miR-21 in a nude mouse renal cancer model. A total of 24 BALB/c male nude mice were randomly assigned into the following three groups: Negative control (NC; n=8), miR-21 inhibitor (n=8) and miR-21 mimic (n=8)...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927084/thalidomide-and-lenalidomide-for-recurrent-ovarian-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Clemens B Tempfer, Beate Schultheis, Ziad Hilal, Askin Dogan, Günther A Rezniczek
The present review aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of thalidomide and lenalidomide, two immunomodulatory drugs with anti-angiogenic properties, in women with recurrent ovarian, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal cancer. A systematic review of the literature was conducted whereby Medline and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched using terms associated with thalidomide, lenalidomide, and recurrent ovarian, fallopian tube and primary peritoneal cancer. Published English language case reports, trials and studies that described the safety and efficacy of thalidomide or lenalidomide alone, or in combination with other drugs were reviewed...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926952/medium-access-control-protocols-for-cognitive-radio-ad-hoc-networks-a-survey
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REVIEW
Mahdi Zareei, A K M Muzahidul Islam, Sabariah Baharun, Cesar Vargas-Rosales, Leyre Azpilicueta, Nafees Mansoor
New wireless network paradigms will demand higher spectrum use and availability to cope with emerging data-hungry devices. Traditional static spectrum allocation policies cause spectrum scarcity, and new paradigms such as Cognitive Radio (CR) and new protocols and techniques need to be developed in order to have efficient spectrum usage. Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols are accountable for recognizing free spectrum, scheduling available resources and coordinating the coexistence of heterogeneous systems and users...
September 16, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926900/-the-combination-of-percutaneous-iohexol-ethanol-injection-with-radiofrequency-ablation-for-the-treatment-of-primary-liver-cancer-in-high-risk-locations
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W Sun, X Y Ding, J L Chen, W D Li, X Y Wang, X D Guo, Y J Shen, S S Sun
Objective: To investigate the safety and efficacy of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) with percutaneous iohexol-ethanol injection (PIEI), compared with RFA plus transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) for patients with primary liver cancer(PLC)in high-risk locations. Methods: From January 2012 to December 2014, 54 patients with PLC in high-risk locations were enrolled. They were divided into Group A (RFA combined with PIEI) and Group B (RFA plus TACE). The efficacy and adverse events were assessed. Results: 54 patients had 74 lesions in high-risk locations...
September 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926885/-evaluation-of-short-term-effect-of-intense-pulsed-light-combined-with-meibomian-gland-expression-in-the-treatment-of-meibomian-gland-dysfunction
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B Rong, P Tu, Y Tang, R X Liu, W J Song, X M Yan
Objective: To explore short-term effect of intense pulsed light (IPL) combined with meibomian gland expression in treating meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). Methods: This study was a prospective, randomized, double-masked, controlled study. Forty-four MGD patients were enrolled in the study and received three consecutive IPL treatments with an interval of 4 weeks. One eye of each patient was randomly assigned as the study eye receiving the IPL therapy with an energy of 14-16 J/cm(2), and the fellow eye was as the control eye receiving a placebo therapy with 0 J/cm(2)...
September 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926879/-systematic-evaluation-on-effectiveness-and-safety-of-recombinant-human-growth-hormone-in-treating-adult-patients-with-severe-burn
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F Y Tian, B Wu, T Xu, X H Jiang
Objective: To systcmatically evaluate the effectiveness and safety of recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) in treating adults with severe burn. Methods: Databases including PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Embase were searched using key words " burns, thermal, human growth hormone, growth hormone, hGH, and somatropin (human)" , and China Biology Medicine disc, Chinese Journals Full-text Database, VIP Database, and Wanfang Database were searched using key words in Chinese version "," to obtain the randomized controlled trials about rhGH in the treatment of adults with severe burn from the establishment of each database to December 2016...
September 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926878/-effects-of-arnebia-root-oil-on-wound-healing-of-rats-with-full-thickness-skin-defect-and-the-related-mechanism
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J Y Shen, Q Ma, Z B Yang, J J Gong, Y S Wu
Objective: To observe the effects of arnebia root oil on wound healing of rats with full-thickness skin defect, and to explore the related mechanism. Methods: Eighty SD rats were divided into arnebia root oil group and control group according to the random number table, with 40 rats in each group, then full-thickness skin wounds with area of 3 cm×3 cm were inflicted on the back of each rat. Wounds of rats in arnebia root oil group and control group were treated with sterile medical gauze and bandage package infiltrated with arnebia root oil gauze or Vaseline gauze, respectively, with dressing change of once every two days...
September 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926864/-thermochemotherapy-with-mitomycin-c-an-update-on-alternative-treatment-strategies-in-non-muscleinvasive-bladder-cancer
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Frank Christoph, Frank König, Stefan Lebentrau, Simon Blaschke, Uwe-Bernd Liehr, Martin Schostak
Bladder cancer is the second most common urological malignant disease. There are various treatment strategies which, depending on tumor stage and grade, can minimize recurrence and lower progression rate. Alternative treatment modalities of instillation therapy after failure with first line Mitomycin C or BCG do exist and have become a point of interest, especially in times of shortage of agents such as BCG.This article aims to give an overview of the current existing thermotherapeutic treatment options (electroinductive and electroconductive)...
September 19, 2017: Aktuelle Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926855/a-comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-once-daily-fluticasone-furoate-vilanterole-with-twice-daily-fluticasone-propionate-salmeterol-in-elderly-asthmatics
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Yoshihisa Ishiura, Masaki Fujimura, Yasutaka Shiba, Noriyuki Ohkura, Johsuke Hara, Miki Abo, Kazuo Kasahara
Background Asthma in the elderly population has been focused because it affects quality of life and results in a higher hospitalization rate and mortality. Fluticasone furoate (FF)/vilanterole (VI) is a novel inhaled corticosteroids (ICS)/long-acting β2 agonist (LABA) combination being developed for once-daily administration for asthma with greater anti-inflammatory activity and longer duration of bronchidilation. The Ellipta(TM) dry powder inhaler (DPI) has also been available as a new device with high levels of satisfaction and preference...
September 19, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926854/telferia-occidentalis-and-vitamin-c-attenuate-phenylhydrazine-induced-haemolytic-anaemia-and-associated-cardio-renal-dysfunctions-via-inhibition-of-oxidative-stress-and-proapoptotic-protein-bax-expressions
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Temitayo Olabisi Ajibade, Ademola Adetokunbo Oyagbemi, Temidayo Olutayo Omobowale, Ebunoluwa Rachael Asenuga, Adebowale Bernard Saba
Background The study investigated the modulatory roles of the aqueous leaf extract of Telferia occidentalis, a traditional haematinic, and vitamin C on cardiovascular dysfunction associated with subchronic Phenylhydrazine exposure. Methods Fifty adult male rats were randomly selected and divided into one of five groups of ten animals each: Control; 40 mgkg(-1) Phenylhydrazine (PHZ); PHZ with 100 mgkg(-1) T.occidentalis; PHZ with 200 mgkg(-1) T.occidentalis; and PHZ with 100 mgkg(-1) vitamin C. Results Oral exposure of rats to PHZ, without T...
September 19, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926793/early-symptomatic-improvement-affects-treatment-outcome-in-a-study-of-major-depressive-disorder
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Steven D Targum
Early symptomatic improvement immediately following randomization can affect signal detection in clinical trials. The impact of early improvement of the Montgomery-Asberg depression rating scale (MADRS) on eventual treatment outcome was examined in a 6-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of a putative antidepressant (CX157) versus placebo in depressed subjects with major depressive disorder (MDD) who had had an inadequate response to ongoing antidepressant treatment (NCT00739908). MADRS score changes within one week after randomization directly affected treatment outcome at the study endpoint (week 6)...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926762/progesterone-for-smoking-relapse-prevention-following-delivery-a-pilot-randomized-double-blind-study
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Ariadna Forray, Kathryn Gilstad-Hayden, Cristine Suppies, Debra Bogen, Mehmet Sofuoglu, Kimberly A Yonkers
INTRODUCTION: Close to half of women who were smokers prior to conception quit smoking in pregnancy, when endogenous progesterone levels are high. However, at least half resume pre-pregnancy smoking levels within weeks after delivery and when progesterone levels drop. The current pilot study tested the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of postpartum progesterone replacement in preventing relapse to smoking in postpartum women with a history of pre-pregnancy smoking. METHODS: This was an 8-week, double-blind, parallel, randomized, placebo-controlled pilot trial of 41 women with a history of pre-pregnancy smoking who achieved abstinence by 32 weeks of gestation...
September 14, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926744/chronic-high-protein-diet-induces-oxidative-stress-and-alters-the-salivary-gland-function-in-rats
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Urszula Kołodziej, Mateusz Maciejczyk, Wiesława Niklińska, Danuta Waszkiel, Małgorzata Żendzian-Piotrowska, Piotr Żukowski, Anna Zalewska
OBJECTIVE: Chronic high protein intake leads to an increase in reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation. However, there is no data on the impact of high-protein diet on the antioxidant barrier, oxidative stress and secretory function in the salivary glands of healthy individuals. DESIGN: 16 male Wistar rats were randomly divided into 2 groups (n=8): normal protein (C) and high-protein diet (HP) for 8 weeks. Salivary antioxidants: peroxidase (Px), catalase (CAT), superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD 1), uric acid (UA), total antioxidant status (TAS), total oxidant status (TOS) and the oxidative stress index (OSI), as well as protein carbonyls (PC), 4-hydroxynonenal protein adduct (4-HNE protein adduct), 8-isoprostanes (8-isoP), 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) and protein content were determined in the salivary glands and plasma...
September 10, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926676/randomized-controlled-trial-of-increasing-physical-activity-on-objectively-measured-and-self-reported-cognitive-functioning-among-breast-cancer-survivors-the-memory-motion-study
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Sheri J Hartman, Sandahl H Nelson, Emily Myers, Loki Natarajan, Dorothy D Sears, Barton W Palmer, Lauren S Weiner, Barbara A Parker, Ruth E Patterson
BACKGROUND: Increasing physical activity can improve cognition in healthy and cognitively impaired adults; however, the benefits for cancer survivors are unknown. The current study examined a 12-week physical activity intervention, compared with a control condition, on objective and self-reported cognition among breast cancer survivors. METHODS: Sedentary breast cancer survivors were randomized to an exercise arm (n = 43) or a control arm (n = 44). At baseline and at 12 weeks, objective cognition was measured with the National Institutes of Health Cognitive Toolbox, and self-reported cognition using the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System scales...
September 19, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926669/effect-of-a-health-literacy-considered-diabetes-self-management-program-for-older-adults-in-south-korea
#18
Soo Jin Lee, Misoon Song, Eun-Ok Im
The current randomized controlled study evaluated the effects of a health literacy-considered diabetes self-management program on diabetes-related parameters: diabetes self-management knowledge (DSK), diabetes health beliefs (DHB), diabetes self-efficacy (DSE), diabetes self-management behavior (DSMB), and diabetes biomarkers. Fifty-one Korean older adults with diabetes completed 12 weekly sessions that were developed based on their health literacy and health-related characteristics. The results indicate significant posttest differences between groups in DSK (p = 0...
September 1, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926636/the-expected-and-unexpected-benefits-of-dispensing-the-exact-number-of-pills
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Carole Treibich, Sabine Lescher, Luis Sagaon-Teyssier, Bruno Ventelou
BACKGROUND: From November 2014 to November 2015, an experiment in French community pharmacies replaced traditional pre-packed boxes by per-unit dispensing of pills in the exact numbers prescribed, for 14 antibiotics. METHODS: A cluster randomised control trial was carried out in 100 pharmacies. 75 pharmacies counted out the medication by units (experimental group), the other 25 providing the treatment in the existing pharmaceutical company boxes (control group)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926631/correction-randomized-controlled-trials-to-define-viral-load-thresholds-for-cytomegalovirus-pre-emptive-therapy
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Paul D Griffiths, Emily Rothwell, Mohammed Raza, Stephanie Wilmore, Tomas Doyle, Mark Harber, James O'Beirne, Stephen Mackinnon, Gareth Jones, Douglas Thorburn, Frank Mattes, Gaia Nebbia, Sowsan Atabani, Colette Smith, Anna Stanton, Vincent C Emery
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0163722.].
2017: PloS One
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