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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923264/nationwide-access-to-an-internet-based-contingency-management-intervention-to-promote-smoking-cessation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jesse Dallery, Bethany R Raiff, Sunny Jung Kim, Lisa A Marsch, Maxine Stitzer, Michael J Grabinski
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Contingency management (CM) is one of the most effective behavioral interventions to promote drug abstinence, but availability of this treatment is limited. We evaluated the efficacy and acceptability of Internet-based CM relative to an Internet-based monitoring and goal setting control group in a nationwide sample of cigarette smokers. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial with 3- and 6-month follow ups. SETTING: USA. PARTICIPANTS: Smokers (n = 94) from 26 states were enrolled (mean age 36, 56% female)...
December 6, 2016: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923236/the-effect-of-head-positioning-and-head-tilting-on-the-incidence-of-intraventricular-hemorrhage-in-very-preterm-infants-a-systematic-review
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Karen A de Bijl-Marcus, Annemieke J Brouwer, Linda S de Vries, Gerda van Wezel-Meijler
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in neonatal intensive care, germinal matrix-intraventricular hemorrhage (GMH-IVH) remains a frequent, serious complication of premature birth. Neutral head position and head tilting have been suggested to reduce the risk of GMH-IVH in preterm infants during the first 72 h of life. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to provide a systematic review of the effect of neutral head positioning and head tilting on the incidence of GMH-IVH in very preterm infants (gestational age ≤30 weeks)...
December 7, 2016: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923181/combined-oral-contraceptive-use-is-associated-with-both-improvement-and-worsening-of-mood-in-the-different-phases-of-the-treatment-cycle-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomized-trial
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Cecilia Lundin, Kristina Gemzell Danielsson, Marie Bixo, Lena Moby, Hanna Bengtsdotter, Izabella Jawad, Lena Marions, Jan Brynhildsen, Agota Malmborg, Ingela Lindh, Inger Sundström Poromaa
OBJECTIVE: Ever since the introduction of combined oral contraception (COC), one of the major reasons for discontinuing the pill use has been mood-related side effects. Moreover, women who discontinue the pill turn to less effective methods whereby the probability of an unintended conception increases. Approximately 4-10% of COC users complain of depressed mood, irritability or increased anxiety, but drug-related causality has been difficult to prove. Given the lack of randomized controlled trials in this area, we aimed to prospectively estimate the severity of adverse mood in COC users that would be as representative of general users as possible...
November 29, 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923177/the-effect-of-exergaming-on-knee-proprioception-in-older-men-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hassan Sadeghi, Mohammad Nazrul Hakim, Tengku Aizan Hamid, Saidon Bin Amri, Mohsen Razeghi, Mohammadreza Farazdaghi, Elham Shakoor
BACKGROUND: Proprioception is the ability to sense the body position, muscle sense, joint stability and posture. As balance decreases during the process of aging, knee proprioception has a critical role in body balance and daily activities. Exergaming has shown to be a potentially effective and more enjoyable form of exercise delivery. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of an 8-week Xbox Kinect exercise program on knee proprioception in healthy older adults...
November 23, 2016: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923167/long-term-outcomes-for-different-vaginal-cuff-closure-techniques-in-robotic-assisted-laparoscopic-hysterectomy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ziv Tsafrir, Matthew Palmer, Marisa Dahlman, A Karim Nawfal, Joelle Aoun, Andrew Taylor, Jay Fisher, Evan Theoharis, David Eisenstein
OBJECTIVE: This randomized controlled trial aimed to evaluate the outcomes of different vaginal cuff closure techniques in robotic-assisted total laparoscopic hysterectomy. STUDY DESIGN: Ninety women undergoing robotic-assisted total laparoscopic hysterectomy for benign disease were randomized to three vaginal cuff closure techniques: running 2.0 V-Lock™ (Arm 1), 0 Vicryl™ figure-of-eight (Arm 2), and running 0 Vicryl™ with Lapra-Ty(®) (Arm 3). Patients' records were reviewed for age, body mass index, smoking status and relevant co-morbidities...
November 16, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923166/a-comparative-systematic-review-of-yasmin-drospirenone-pill-versus-standard-treatment-options-for-symptoms-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Jing Li, Jing Ren, Wenxia Sun
OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the impact of Yasmin (drospirenone pill) compares with other standard treatments for symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). STUDY DESIGN: The relevant studies of the randomized controlled trials in women with PCOS treated with drospirenone were retrieved and the systematic evaluation was conducted. RESULTS: Eighteen articles were included. Compared with drospirenone (DRSP) monotherapy, DRSP plus metformin was better in reducing body mass index (BMI), luteinizing hormone (LH) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C)...
November 16, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923057/the-effect-of-iron-fortification-on-iron-fe-status-and-inflammation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jingqiu Ma, Qianqian Sun, Jinrong Liu, Yanqi Hu, Shanshan Liu, Jie Zhang, Xiaoyang Sheng, K Michael Hambidge
BACKGROUND: Iron deficiency (ID) is common in toddlers in developing countries. Iron fortified or meat-based complementary foods may be effective to prevent ID. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to compare iron status at 18 months and growth from 6 to 18 months in rural poor toddlers fed 3 different complementary foods. METHODS: The study was nested within a larger trial in which 6-month-old infants were randomized to receive 50g/d meat (MG), an equi-caloric fortified cereal supplement (FG) or local cereal supplement (LG) for 1 year...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923015/project-shikamana-baseline-findings-from-a-community-empowerment-based-combination-hiv-prevention-trial-among-female-sex-workers-in-iringa-tanzania
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Deanna Kerrigan, Jessie Mbwambo, Samuel Likindikoki, Sarah Beckham, Ard Mwampashi, Catherine Shembilu, Andrea Mantsios, Anna Leddy, Wendy Davis, Noya Galai
BACKGROUND: Community empowerment approaches have been found to be effective in responding to HIV among female sex workers (FSWs) in South Asia and Latin America. To date, limited rigorous evaluations of these approaches have been conducted in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: A phase II community randomized controlled trial is being conducted in Iringa, Tanzania, to evaluate the effectiveness of a community empowerment-based combination HIV prevention model (Project Shikamana) among a stratified sample of HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected FSWs...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923013/community-mobilization-for-hiv-testing-uptake-results-from-a-community-randomized-trial-of-a-theory-based-intervention-in-rural-south-africa
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Sheri A Lippman, Torsten B Neilands, Catherine MacPhail, Dean Peacock, Suzanne Maman, Dumisani Rebombo, Rhian Twine, Amanda Selin, Hannah H Leslie, Kathleen Kahn, Audrey Pettifor
BACKGROUND: HIV testing uptake in South Africa is below optimal levels. Community mobilization (CM) may increase and sustain demand for HIV testing, however, little rigorous evidence exists regarding the effect of CM interventions on HIV testing and the mechanisms of action. METHODS: We implemented a theory-driven CM intervention in 11 of 22 randomly-selected villages in rural Mpumalanga Province. Cross-sectional surveys including a community mobilization measure were conducted before (n = 1181) and after (n = 1175) a 2-year intervention (2012-2014)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922977/survival-impact-of-ovarian-preservation-on-women-with-early-stage-endometrial-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Haifeng Gu, Jundong Li, Yangkui Gu, Hua Tu, Yun Zhou, Jihong Liu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article was to investigate the survival impact of ovarian preservation in surgically treated patients with early-stage endometrial cancer using a meta-analysis. METHODS: Major online databases, including PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, the Cochrane Library, as well as Grey Literature database, were searched to collect studies on the effects of ovarian preservation compared with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO) for surgical treatment in endometrial cancer patients...
December 3, 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922949/the-neurological-safety-of-an-epidurally-administered-lipo-pge1-agonist-in-rats
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Eunjoo Choi, Sun Min Im, Hyung-Seok Yoo, Francis Sahngun Nahm, Yang Hyun Kim, Gheeyoung Choe, Pyung Bok Lee
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Liposomal prostaglandin E1 (Lipo-PGE1) can inhibit platelet aggregation and vasodilatation and has been found to be therapeutic in ischemia and spinal diseases including stenosis. However, the neurologic safety of epidural administration of lipo-PGE1 requires further study. We investigated the neurotoxicity of epidurally administered lipo-PGE1 agonist in rats. METHODS: Twenty-seven rats were randomly divided into three groups: Epidural isotonic sodium chloride solution administration (negative control, group N, n = 9); epidural lipo-PGE1 agonist (group L, n = 9); and epidural alcohol (positive control, group A, n = 9)...
December 5, 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922936/the-rejoice-trial-a-phase-3-randomized-controlled-trial-evaluating-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-a-novel-vaginal-estradiol-soft-gel-capsule-for-symptomatic-vulvar-and-vaginal-atrophy
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Ginger D Constantine, James A Simon, James H Pickar, David F Archer, Harvey Kushner, Brian Bernick, Gina Gasper, Shelli Graham, Sebastian Mirkin
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of TX-004HR vaginal estradiol soft-gel capsules for moderate-to-severe dyspareunia associated with postmenopausal vulvar and vaginal atrophy. METHODS: In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 study, postmenopausal women with a self-identified most bothersome symptom of dyspareunia received 4, 10, or 25 μg TX-004HR or placebo for 12 weeks. Four co-primary efficacy endpoints were change from baseline to week 12 in percentages of superficial and parabasal cells, vaginal pH, and severity of dyspareunia...
December 5, 2016: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922922/a-sleep-hygiene-and-relaxation-intervention-for-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sue Zupanec, Heather Jones, Lyndsey McRae, Efrosini Papaconstantinou, Julie Weston, Robyn Stremler
BACKGROUND: Sleep disturbance and fatigue are common and distressing pediatric cancer-related outcomes. Sleep hygiene education and relaxation techniques are recommended to improve sleep in healthy children and adult cancer survivors. No studies have tested these interventions to improve sleep and fatigue for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in the home setting. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to establish the feasibility and acceptability of a sleep hygiene and relaxation intervention to improve sleep and fatigue for children receiving maintenance chemotherapy for ALL...
December 5, 2016: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922921/the-effects-of-muscle-relaxation-and-therapeutic-walking-on-depression-suicidal-ideation-and-quality-of-life-in-breast-cancer-patients-receiving-chemotherapy
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Fan-Ko Sun, Chao-Ming Hung, YuChun Yao, Chu-Yun Lu, Chun-Ying Chiang
BACKGROUND: The suicide rate of cancer patients is high in Taiwan. Breast cancer has a high incidence rate and is the leading cause of cancer in women. There is a lack of research examining breast cancer-related depression, suicidal ideation, and quality of life. OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the effects of muscle relaxation and therapeutic walking on depression, suicidal ideation, and quality of life in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. METHODS: An experimental approach was adopted...
December 5, 2016: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922849/renal-denervation-for-uncontrolled-hypertension-critical-review-of-the-evidence
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Chongjia Chen, Ashish Upadhyay
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hypertension (HTN) is a major global public health problem. Endovascular catheter-based radiofrequency ablation of renal sympathetic nerve endings (renal denervation) is a novel treatment option for uncontrolled HTN. RECENT FINDINGS: Early clinical studies primarily in Australia and Europe established renal denervation as a well tolerated and feasible procedure that resulted in a sustained reduction in blood pressure among individuals with severe resistant HTN...
December 2, 2016: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922698/differentially-expressed-mirnas-in-oxygen%C3%A2-induced-retinopathy-newborn-mouse-models
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Yunpeng Wang, Suying Wu, Yang Yang, Fen Peng, Qintao Li, Peng Tian, Erying Xiang, Honglu Liang, Beibei Wang, Xiaoyu Zhou, Hua Huang, Xiaoguang Zhou
The present study aimed to identify microRNAs (miRNAs) involved in regulating retinal neovascularization and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). A total of 80 healthy C57BL/6 neonatal mice were randomly divided into the oxygen‑induced retinopathy (OIR) group (n=40), in which 7‑day‑old mice were maintained in 75% oxygen conditions for 5 days, or the control group (n=40). Following collection of retinal tissue, retinal angiography and hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining were performed. Total RNA was also extracted from retinal tissue, and miRNA microarrays and reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT‑qPCR) were performed to identify differentially expressed miRNAs in the two groups...
December 6, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922626/strength-training-for-partially-paralysed-muscles-in-people-with-recent-spinal-cord-injury-a-within-participant-randomised-controlled-trial
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E A Bye, L A Harvey, A Gambhir, C Kataria, J V Glinsky, J L Bowden, N Malik, K E Tranter, C P Lam, J S White, E J Gollan, M Arora, S C Gandevia
STUDY DESIGN: Within-participant randomised controlled trial. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether strength training combined with usual care increases strength in partially paralysed muscles of people with recent spinal cord injury (SCI) more than usual care alone. SETTINGS: SCI units in Australia and India. METHODS: Thirty people with recent SCI undergoing inpatient rehabilitation participated in this 12-week trial. One of the following muscle groups was selected as the target muscle group for each participant: the elbow flexors, elbow extensors, knee flexors or knee extensors...
December 6, 2016: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922569/mode-of-information-delivery-does-not-effect-anesthesia-trainee-performance-during-simulated-perioperative-pediatric-critical-events-a-trial-of-paper-versus-electronic-cognitive-aids
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Scott C Watkins, Shilo Anders, Anna Clebone, Elisabeth Hughes, Vikram Patel, Laura Zeigler, Yaping Shi, Matthew S Shotwell, Matthew D McEvoy, Matthew B Weinger
INTRODUCTION: Cognitive aids (CAs), including emergency manuals and checklists, have been recommended as a means to address the failure of healthcare providers to adhere to evidence-based standards of treatment during crisis situations. Unfortunately, users of CAs still commit errors, omit critical steps, fail to achieve perfect adherence to guidelines, and frequently choose to not use CA during both simulated and real crisis events. We sought to evaluate whether the mode in which a CA presents information (ie, paper vs...
December 2016: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922499/the-dystrophic-and-nondystrophic-myotonias
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Valeria A Sansone
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article describes clinical and electrical myotonia and provides an update on the classification, diagnosis, and management of myotonic disorders. RECENT FINDINGS: In the myotonic dystrophies, antisense oligonucleotides provide a general strategy to correct RNA gain of function and modulate the expression of CTG expanded repeats; they are currently being tested in a phase 1-2 randomized controlled trial in patients with adult-onset myotonic dystrophy type 1...
December 2016: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922453/safety-and-efficacy-of-the-hiv-1-attachment-inhibitor-prodrug-fostemsavir-in-antiretroviral-experienced-subjects-week-48-analysis-of-ai438011-a-phase-iib-randomized-controlled-trial
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Melanie Thompson, Jacob P Lalezari, Richard Kaplan, Yvett Pinedo, Otto A Sussmann Pena, Pedro Cahn, David A Stock, Samit R Joshi, George J Hanna, Max Lataillade
BACKGROUND: Fostemsavir is a prodrug of temsavir, an attachment inhibitor that binds directly to HIV-1 gp120, blocking initial viral attachment and entry into host CD4 cells. Efficacy, safety, and dose-response data of fostemsavir in treatment-experienced, HIV-1-infected subjects, through Week 48, are reported. METHODS: AI438011 is an ongoing Phase IIb, randomized, active-controlled trial (NCT01384734). Subjects were randomized 1:1:1:1:1 into five arms: fostemsavir (400 mg twice daily [BID], 800 mg BID, 600 mg once daily [QD], or 1200 mg QD), and a reference arm (ritonavir-boosted atazanavir [ATV/r] 300/100 mg QD), each with a backbone of raltegravir 400 mg BID + tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg QD...
December 6, 2016: Antiviral Therapy
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