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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340157/cervical-lateral-glide-neural-mobilization-is-effective-in-treating-cervicobrachial-pain-a-randomized-waiting-list-controlled-clinical-trial
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David Rodríguez-Sanz, César Calvo-Lobo, Francisco Unda-Solano, Irene Sanz-Corbalán, Carlos Romero-Morales, Daniel López-López
Background.:  Cervicobrachial pain (CP) is a high-incidence and prevalent condition. Cervical lateral glide (CLG) is a firstline treatment of CP. There is a current lack of enough high-quality randomized controlled double-blind clinical trials that measure the effectiveness of neural tissue mobilization techniques such as the CLG and its specific effect over CP. Objectives.:  The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of CLG neural mobilization in treating subjects who suffer from CP, compared with the complete absence of treatment...
March 13, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339620/systematic-review-of-the-effectiveness-of-health-related-behavioral-interventions-using-portable-activity-sensing-devices-pasds
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Hamed Abedtash, Richard J Holden
Background: Portable activity sensing devices (PASDs) have received significant interest as tools for objectively measuring activity-related parameters and promoting health-related outcomes. Studies of PASDs suggest the potential value of integrating them with behavioral interventions to improve intermediate and downstream clinical outcomes. Objectives: : This systematic review describes and evaluates evidence from controlled studies of interventions using PASDs on their effectiveness in health-related outcomes...
February 11, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338392/the-effects-of-low-intensity-therapeutic-ultrasound-litus-on-measurable-outcomes-a-critically-appraised-topic
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Sarah Daniels, Gabriela Santiago, Jennifer Cuchna, Bonnie Van Lunen
Therapeutic Ultrasound (US) is a popular modality among healthcare professionals and is used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.(1) Throughout the past 70 years of clinical use,(2) ultrasound has been shown to be an effective way to decrease pain,(2,3) increase tissue temperature,(4) and decrease tissue stiffness of trigger points,(5) amidst other benefits. Treatment parameters with US are typically high-intensity and occur over a short period of time (minutes). The US machine is large and stationary, forcing patients to be non-mobile for the duration of their treatment...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338165/-clinical-efficacy-of-partial-resection-of-puborectalis-combined-with-mutilation-of-internal-anal-sphincter-in-the-treatment-of-puborectalis-syndrome-with-high-anal-pressure
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Hui Ye, Weicheng Liu, Qun Qian, Zhisu Liu, Congqing Jiang, Keyan Zheng, Qianbo Qin, Zhao Ding, Zhilin Gong
OBJECTIVE: To explore the efficacy of partial resection of puborectalis combined with mutilation of internal anal sphincter(IAS) in the treatment of puborectalis syndrome with high anal pressure. METHODS: Twenty-five cases of puborectalis syndrome with high anal resting pressure in the preoperative examination received the operation of partial resection of puborectalis combined with mutilation of IAS in Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University between January 2013 and May 2015...
March 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336789/percutaneous-therapy-for-tricuspid-regurgitation-a-new-frontier-for-interventional-cardiology
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Samir R Kapadia, Amar Krishnaswamy, E Murat Tuzcu
Functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR) is common, whether in association with mitral or aortic valve disease or presenting as an isolated valvular disease. Several studies have shown that TR is associated with poor patient outcomes, though a cause-and-effect relationship of TR to mortality has not been proven. Similarly the impact of surgical treatment of TR on outcomes needs well-controlled randomized trials that are under planning. The current professional society guidelines for treatment of TR are based on expert opinions with a level of evidence C for all indications...
March 23, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335472/detecting-breast-cancer-with-a-dual-modality-device
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Kamila Padia, Tania S Douglas, Lydia L Cairncross, Roland V Baasch, Christopher L Vaughan
Although mammography has been the gold standard for the early detection of breast cancer, if a woman has dense breast tissue, a false negative diagnosis may occur. Breast ultrasound, whether hand-held or automated, is a useful adjunct to mammography but adds extra time and cost. The primary aim was to demonstrate that our second-generation Aceso system, which combines full-field digital mammography (FFDM) and automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) in a single platform, is able to produce improved quality images that provide clinically meaningful results...
March 18, 2017: Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334427/capnography-versus-standard-monitoring-for-emergency-department-procedural-sedation-and-analgesia
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Brian F Wall, Kirk Magee, Samuel G Campbell, Peter J Zed
BACKGROUND: Procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) is used frequently in the emergency department (ED) to facilitate painful procedures and interventions. Capnography, a monitoring modality widely used in operating room and endoscopy suite settings, is being used more frequently in the ED setting with the goal of reducing cardiopulmonary adverse events. As opposed to settings outside the ED, there is currently no consensus on whether the addition of capnography to standard monitoring modalities reduces adverse events in the ED setting...
March 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333429/multimodality-imaging-to-plan-and-guide-transcatheter-tricuspid-valve-interventions
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Edgard A Prihadi, Victoria Delgado, Jeroen J Bax
Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is a highly prevalent valvular heart disease. The natural history of untreated significant TR portends an unfavourable outcome, but only a minority of patients is currently referred for surgical treatment. Organic TR (caused by primary abnormality of the leaflets) is relatively infrequent whereas secondary or functional TR (caused by dilatation of the tricuspid annulus, right ventricle [RV] and right atrium) is the predominant mechanism. The success of transcatheter therapies for left valvular heart disease over the last decade, has fuelled similar development of novel transcatheter devices for the treatment of TR...
March 23, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332406/continuous-glucose-monitor-interference-with-commonly-prescribed-medications
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Ananda Basu, Michael Q Slama, Wayne T Nicholson, Loralie Langman, Thomas Peyser, Rickey Carter, Rita Basu
BACKGROUND: Reliability of continuous glucose monitors (CGM) is a prerequisite for therapeutic dosing of insulin without the need for confirmatory blood glucose meter measurements. Interference of CGMs with commonly prescribed substances has not been extensively evaluated. METHODS: We sought to undertake a novel pilot study to determine the susceptibility of FDA-approved CGM systems (Medtronic Guardian Sof-Sensor, Dexcom G4 Platinum) to erroneous readings in the presence of common medications...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332132/redefining-the-role-of-biomarkers-in-heart-failure-trials-expert-consensus-document
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REVIEW
Frank Kramer, Hani N Sabbah, James J Januzzi, Faiez Zannad, J Peter van Tintelen, Erik B Schelbert, Raymond J Kim, Hendrik Milting, Richardus Vonk, Brien Neudeck, Richard Clark, Klaus Witte, Wilfried Dinh, Burkert Pieske, Javed Butler, Mihai Gheorghiade
Heart failure is a growing cardiovascular disease with significant epidemiological, clinical, and societal implications and represents a high unmet need. Strong efforts are currently underway by academic and industrial researchers to develop novel treatments for heart failure. Biomarkers play an important role in patient selection and monitoring in drug trials and in clinical management. The present review gives an overview of the role of available molecular, imaging, and device-derived digital biomarkers in heart failure drug development and highlights capabilities and limitations of biomarker use in this context...
March 23, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330829/does-telehealth-monitoring-identify-exacerbations-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-reduce-hospitalisations-an-analysis-of-system-data
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Melissa Kargiannakis, Deborah A Fitzsimmons, Claire L Bentley, Gail A Mountain
BACKGROUND: The increasing prevalence and associated cost of treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is unsustainable. Health care organizations are focusing on ways to support self-management and prevent hospital admissions, including telehealth-monitoring services capturing physiological and health status data. This paper reports on data captured during a pilot randomized controlled trial of telehealth-supported care within a community-based service for patients discharged from hospital following an exacerbation of their COPD...
March 22, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330751/reduction-in-heart-failure-hospitalizations-with-ambulatory-hemodynamic-monitoring-seen-in-clinical-trials-is-maintained-in-the-real-world
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Akshay S Desai, Arvind Bhimaraj, Rupinder Bharmi, Rita Jermyn, Kunjan Bhatt, David Shavelle, Margaret M Redfield, Robert Hull, Jamie A Pelzel, Kevin Davis, Nirav Dalal, Philip B Adamson, J Thomas Heywood
BACKGROUND: In the CHAMPION trial, heart failure hospitalization (HFH) rates were lower in patients managed with guidance from an implantable pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) sensor compared to usual care. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effectiveness of ambulatory hemodynamic monitoring in reducing HFH outside the clinical trial setting. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using US Medicare claims data from patients undergoing PAP sensor implantation between 6/1/2014 and 12/31/2015...
March 9, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329235/improving-public-health-by-improving-clinical-trial-guidelines-and-their-application
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Martin J Landray, Jeroen J Bax, Laurence Alliot, Marc Buyse, Adam Cohen, Rory Collins, Gerhard Hindricks, Stefan K James, Sile Lane, Aldo P Maggioni, Ann Meeker-O'Connell, Gunnar Olsson, Stuart J Pocock, Michael Rawlins, Jonathan Sellors, Kaori Shinagawa, Karin R Sipido, Liam Smeeth, Richard Stephens, Murray W Stewart, Wendy Gattis Stough, Fergus Sweeney, Frans Van de Werf, Kerrie Woods, Barbara Casadei
Evidence generated from randomized controlled trials forms the foundation of cardiovascular therapeutics and has led to the adoption of numerous drugs and devices that prolong survival and reduce morbidity, as well as the avoidance of interventions that have been shown to be ineffective or even unsafe. Many aspects of cardiovascular research have evolved considerably since the first randomized trials in cardiology were conducted. In order to be large enough to provide reliable evidence about effects on major outcomes, cardiovascular trials may now involve thousands of patients recruited from hundreds of clinical sites in many different countries...
March 8, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328966/integration-of-family-planning-services-into-hiv-care-clinics-results-one-year-after-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial-in-kenya
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Craig R Cohen, Daniel Grossman, Maricianah Onono, Cinthia Blat, Sara J Newmann, Rachel L Burger, Starley B Shade, Norah Bett, Elizabeth A Bukusi
OBJECTIVES: To determine if integration of family planning (FP) and HIV services led to increased use of more effective contraception (i.e. hormonal and permanent methods, and intrauterine devices) and decreased pregnancy rates. DESIGN: Cohort analysis following cluster randomized trial, when the Kenya Ministry of Health led integration of the remaining control (delayed integration) sites and oversaw integrated services at the original intervention (early integration) sites...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328705/novel-approach-to-treating-androgenetic-alopecia-in-females-with-photobiomodulation-low-level-laser-therapy
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Shelly Friedman, Patricia Schnoor
BACKGROUND: Photobiomodulation, also referred to as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), has been studied and used for (among other diseases) the promotion of hair regrowth. OBJECTIVE/MATERIALS AND METHODS/RESULTS: A clinical study was developed to define the physiologic effects that occur when the human hair follicle and surrounding tissue structures are exposed to laser light using a novel device that is fitted with an array of laser diode sources operating at 650 nm and placed inside a sports cap to promote discretion while in use...
March 21, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328390/the-efficacy-of-telemedicine-supported-discharge-within-an-in-home-model-of-care
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Edwin P Greenup, Melissa McCusker, Boyd A Potts, Andrew Bryett
OBJECTIVE: To determine if mobile videoconferencing technology can facilitate the discharge of low-acuity patients receiving in-home care without compromising short-term health outcomes. METHODS: A 6-month trial commenced in July 2015 with 345 patients considered unsuited to Criteria Led Discharge (CLD) receiving in-home care included as participants. Nurses providing clinical support to patients in their homes were supplied with a tablet computer (Apple iPad) with Internet connectivity (Telstra 4G Network) and videoconferencing software (Cisco Jabber for Telepresence)...
February 22, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325777/intratracheal-seal-disc-a-novel-tracheostoma-closure-device
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Karen J Christiansen, Niels Moeslund, Henrik Lauridsen, Louise Devantier, Marianne C Rohde, Benedict Kjœrgaard, Michael Pedersen
BACKGROUND: Tracheostomy decannulation is accompanied by several clinical concerns due to air leakage. In this study, we introduced a novel tracheostoma closure device that facilitates the use of noninvasive ventilation, improvement of pulmonary function, and vocalization in the newly decannulated patient. The biosafety and feasibility of the device were evaluated in an animal model. METHODS: Five Danish Landrace pigs were subjected to tracheostomy followed by decannulation and insertion of the tracheostoma closure device...
March 21, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325225/-unconventional-experiments-in-biology-and-medicine-with-optimized-design-based-on-quantum-like-correlations
#18
Francis Beauvais
In previous articles, a description of 'unconventional' experiments (e.g. in vitro or clinical studies based on high dilutions, 'memory of water' or homeopathy) using quantum-like probability was proposed. Because the mathematical formulations of quantum logic are frequently an obstacle for physicians and biologists, a modified modeling that rests on classical probability is described in the present article. This modeling is inspired from a relational interpretation of quantum physics that applies not only to microscopic objects, but also to macroscopic structures, including experimental devices and observers...
February 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323763/prospective-randomized-clinical-trial-investigating-the-effect-of-the-reamer-irrigator-aspirator-on-the-volume-of-embolic-load-and-respiratory-function-during-intramedullary-nailing-of-femoral-shaft-fractures
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Jeremy A Hall, Michael D McKee, Milena R Vicente, Zachary A Morison, Niloofar Dehghan, Christine E Schemitsch, Hans J Kreder, Brad Petrisor, Emil H Schemitsch
OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine whether the use of the Reamer-Irrigator-Aspirator (RIA) device resulted in a decreased amount of fat emboli compared with standard reaming (SR) when performing intramedullary (IM) nailing of femoral shaft fractures. DESIGN: Prospective randomized clinical trial. SETTING: Multi-centered trial, level I trauma centers. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: All eligible patients who presented to participating institutions with an isolated femoral shaft fracture amenable to fixation with antegrade IM nailing...
April 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322590/randomized-clinical-trials-of-gene-transfer-for-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
#20
William F Penny, H Kirk Hammond
Despite improvement in drug and device therapy for heart failure, hospitalization rates and mortality have changed little in the past decade. Randomized clinical trials using gene transfer to improve function of the failing heart are the focus of this review. Four randomized clinical trials of gene transfer in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) have been published. Each enrolled patients with stable symptomatic HFrEF and used either intracoronary delivery of a virus vector or endocardial injection of a plasmid (1 trial)...
March 21, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
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