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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166553/botulinum-toxin-injection-versus-topical-nitrates-for-chronic-anal-fissure-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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Shaheel M Sahebally, Babak Meshkat, Stewart R Walsh, David Beddy
BACKGROUND: Chronic anal fissures (CAF) are frequently encountered in coloproctology clinics. Chemical sphincterotomy with pharmacological agents is recommended as first-line therapy. Topical nitrates (TN) heal CAF effectively but recurrences are common. An alternative treatment modality is injection of botulinum toxin (BT) into the anal sphincter. We aimed to perform an updated systematic review and meta-analysis to compare the effectiveness of BT and TN in the management of CAF. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane databases were searched for relevant articles from inception until March 2017...
November 22, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166422/-unknown-title
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P Stokes, J Rimmer
BACKGROUND: Hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) remains a difficult disease for the ENT specialist to manage. Affected patients often report recurrent epistaxis as the most debilitating symptom. The pathogenesis of the disease is due to genetic mutations affecting angiogenesis. For this reason, the anti-angiogenic therapy bevacizumab has gained popularity in the local treatment of epistaxis in patients with HHT. OBJECTIVE: A systematic review of the efficacy of bevacizumab in local treatment of epistaxis in patients with HHT based on epistaxis duration, frequency, severity and impact on quality of life...
November 22, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165855/physical-activity-coaching-by-australian-exercise-physiologists-is-cost-effective-for-patients-referred-from-general-practice
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Ben Ewald, Fiona Stacey, Natalie Johnson, Ronald C Plotnikoff, Elizabeth Holliday, Wendy Brown, Erica L James
OBJECTIVE: Interventions to promote physical activity for sedentary patients seen in general practice may be a way to reduce the burden of chronic disease. Coaching by an exercise physiologist is publicly funded in Australia, but cost effectiveness has not been documented. METHODS: In a three-arm randomised controlled trial, face-to-face coaching and telephone coaching over 12 weeks were compared with a control group using the outcome of step count for one week at baseline, three months and twelve months...
November 22, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165784/interventions-for-managing-skeletal-muscle-spasticity-following-traumatic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Anneliese Synnot, Marisa Chau, Veronica Pitt, Denise O'Connor, Russell L Gruen, Jason Wasiak, Ornella Clavisi, Loyal Pattuwage, Kate Phillips
BACKGROUND: Skeletal muscle spasticity is a major physical complication resulting from traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can lead to muscle contracture, joint stiffness, reduced range of movement, broken skin and pain. Treatments for spasticity include a range of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions, often used in combination. Management of spasticity following TBI varies from other clinical populations because of the added complexity of behavioural and cognitive issues associated with TBI...
November 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165732/effect-of-melatonin-supplementation-on-antioxidant-status-and-dna-damage-in-high-intensity-trained-athletes
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Manuel Ortiz-Franco, Elena Planells, Bartholomé Quintero, Dario Acuña-Castroviejo, Iryna Rusanova, Germaine Escames, Jorge Molina-López
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of melatonin supplementation on antioxidant capacity and DNA damage in high intensity interval training (HIIT) athletes. A 2-week randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial with two groups was conducted. Placebo (PG) and melatonin (MG) (20 mg/d) athletes were monitored over a two-week period of HIIT and strength training. The total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and the glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activities were analysed in blood samples...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165539/management-of-musculoskeletal-conditions-in-rural-south-australia-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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E Dent, E Hoon, J Karnon, A Kitson, J Dollard, J Newbury, G Harvey, T Gill, J Beilby
With age, the prevalence of musculoskeletal conditions increases markedly. This rural-based study determined the benefits of two approaches for managing musculoskeletal conditions: a multiple-component 'Self-management Plus' intervention, and usual care. The intervention combined self-management education with physical activity and health professional support. 6-month outcomes included: Clinical Global Impression-Improvement Scale (CGI-IS) and Quality of Life (QoL). A total of 145 people were recruited; mean (SD) age was 66...
2017: Journal of Frailty & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164902/secondary-prevention-programme-of-ischaemic-heart-disease-in-the-elderly-a-randomised-clinical-trial
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Elisenda Marcos-Forniol, José F Meco, Emili Corbella, Francesc Formiga, Xavier Pintó
Background Elderly patients have been underrepresented in secondary cardiovascular prevention programmes. This study aimed to ascertain the effects of a secondary coronary disease prevention programme in these patients. Design Open randomised intervention study with parallel groups. Methods One hundred and twenty-seven patients aged ≥70 years with a recent acute coronary syndrome were randomised to a protocolised clinical intervention plus usual care (intervention group, n = 64) or to usual care alone (control group, n = 63)...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163985/response-to-inhaled-loxapine-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-or-bipolar-i-disorder-panss-ec-responder-analyses
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Scott Zeller, Leslie Zun, James V Cassella, Daniel A Spyker, Paul P Yeung
Background: Efficacy of inhaled loxapine 5 or 10 mg in treating agitation was shown using the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale - Excited Component (PANSS-EC) in two Phase III randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials in 344 agitated patients with schizophrenia and 314 patients with bipolar I disorder (Clinicaltrials.gov: NCT00628589, NCT00721955). Aims: To examine the five individual items comprising the PANSS-EC and the percentage of patients achieving a clinical response (reduction of ≥40%) in PANSS-EC (Response-40) for these two studies...
November 2017: BJPsych Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163981/a-comparison-of-isometric-isotonic-concentric-and-isotonic-eccentric-exercises-in-the-physiotherapy-management-of-subacromial-pain-syndrome-rotator-cuff-tendinopathy-study-protocol-for-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
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Rita Kinsella, Sallie M Cowan, Lyn Watson, Tania Pizzari
Background: Subacromial pain syndrome (SPS) involving rotator cuff tendinopathy is a common cause of shoulder pain and disability. Evidence suggests that structured physiotherapy may be as effective as surgery in this condition with significant improvements demonstrated in trials involving scapular retraining, rotator cuff strengthening and flexibility exercises. Most published programs typically utilise isotonic concentric and/or eccentric strengthening modes. Recently, immediate analgesic effects and muscle strength gains following heavy-load isometric exercises in lower limb tendinopathy conditions have been observed...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163958/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-sodium-picosulphate-with-magnesium-citrate-as-bowel-preparation-for-colonoscopy
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REVIEW
Ilvy van Lieshout, Isabelle D Munsterman, Anne M Eskes, Jolanda M Maaskant, René van der Hulst
Background: An effective and tolerable bowel preparation is important to secure quality of colonoscopies. It remains unclear if sodium picosulphate with magnesium citrate (SPMC), which is considered a tolerable bowel preparation agent, is also an effective alternative for polyethylene glycol (PEG) and sodium phosphate (NaP). Aim: The aim of this article is to compare effectiveness of SPMC to PEG and NaP through assessment of quality of bowel cleansing measured by validated tools...
November 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163673/effects-of-pioglitazone-therapy-on-blood-parameters-weight-and-bmi-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Elena Filipova, Katya Uzunova, Krassimir Kalinov, Toni Vekov
Background: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is one of the most common diseases worldwide and insulin insufficiency and insulin resistance are two main metabolic issues connected with it. The dyslipidemia associated with insulin resistance and T2DM is characterized by higher triglycerides (TGs), higher very-low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and lower apo A1. Pioglitazone, a member of the thiazolidinedione class, with a proven antihyperglycemic effect, is known to positively influence insulin sensitivity and β-cell function and to have the potential to alter the lipid profile...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162619/updated-systematic-review-of-exercise-studies-in-breast-cancer-survivors-attention-to-the-principles-of-exercise-training
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Sarah E Neil-Sztramko, Kerri M Winters-Stone, Kelcey A Bland, Kristin L Campbell
OBJECTIVES: To update our previous evaluation of the exercise interventions used in randomised controlled trials of breast cancer survivors in relation to (1) the application of the principles of exercise training in the exercise prescription; (2) the reporting of the components of the exercise prescription; and (3) the reporting of adherence of participants to the prescribed interventions. DESIGN: Systematic review. DATA SOURCES: The OVID Medline, Embase, CINAHL and SPORTDiscus electronic databases were searched from January 2010 to January 2017...
November 21, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162608/robotic-arm-assisted-versus-conventional-unicompartmental-knee-arthroplasty-exploratory-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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M J G Blyth, I Anthony, P Rowe, M S Banger, A MacLean, B Jones
OBJECTIVES: This study reports on a secondary exploratory analysis of the early clinical outcomes of a randomised clinical trial comparing robotic arm-assisted unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) for medial compartment osteoarthritis of the knee with manual UKA performed using traditional surgical jigs. This follows reporting of the primary outcomes of implant accuracy and gait analysis that showed significant advantages in the robotic arm-assisted group. METHODS: A total of 139 patients were recruited from a single centre...
November 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162572/protocol-a-cluster-randomised-control-trial-study-exploring-stigmatisation-and-recovery-based-perspectives-regarding-mental-illness-and-substance-use-problems-among-primary-healthcare-providers-across-toronto-ontario
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Akwatu Khenti, Robert Mann, Jaime C Sapag, Sireesha J Bobbili, Emily K Lentinello, Mark van der Maas, Branka Agic, Hayley Hamilton, Heather Stuart, Scott Patten, Marcos Sanches, Patrick Corrigan
INTRODUCTION: Primary care settings are often the first and only point of contact for persons with mental health and/or substance use problems. However, staff experience and training in this area are often limited. These factors as well as a multitude of other components such as structural and systemic stigma experienced by staff can lead to clients being stigmatised, leading to poorer outcomes. By developing a comprehensive intervention for primary care staff working at community health centres (CHCs) aimed at reducing stigma towards people with mental health and substance use problems (MHSUP), we sought to test an innovative and contact-based intervention consisting of staff training, raising awareness, a recovery-focused art programme and an analysis of internal policies and procedures...
November 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162571/classroom-promotion-of-oral-language-cpol-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial-of-a-school-based-intervention-to-improve-children-s-literacy-outcomes-at-grade-3-oral-language-and-mental-health
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Sharon Goldfeld, Pamela Snow, Patricia Eadie, John Munro, Lisa Gold, Ha N D Le, Francesca Orsini, Beth Shingles, Katherine Lee, Judy Connell, Amy Watts
INTRODUCTION: Oral language and literacy competence are major influences on children's developmental pathways and life success. Children who do not develop the necessary language and literacy skills in the early years of school then go on to face long-term difficulties. Improving teacher effectiveness may be a critical step in lifting oral language and literacy outcomes. The Classroom Promotion of Oral Language trial aims to determine whether a specifically designed teacher professional learning programme focusing on promoting oral language can lead to improved teacher knowledge and practice, and advance outcomes in oral language and literacy for early years school children, compared with usual practice...
November 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162290/reduction-of-pharmaceutical-expenditure-by-a-drug-appropriateness-intervention-in-polymedicated-elderly-subjects-in-catalonia-spain
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Lluís Campins, Mateu Serra-Prat, Elisabet Palomera, Ignasi Bolibar, Miquel Àngel Martínez, Pedro Gallo
OBJECTIVE: To assess the monetary savings resulting from a pharmacist intervention on the appropriateness of prescribed drugs in community-dwelling polymedicated (≥8 drugs) elderly people (≥70 years). METHOD: An evaluation of pharmaceutical expenditure reduction was performed within a randomised, multicentre clinical trial. The study intervention consisted of a pharmacist evaluation of all drugs prescribed to each patient using the "Good Palliative-Geriatric Practice" algorithm and the "Screening Tool of Older Persons Prescriptions/Screening Tool to Alert doctors to Right Treatment" criteria (STOPP/START)...
November 18, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162148/text-messages-to-increase-attendance-to-follow-up-cervical-cancer-screening-appointments-among-hpv-positive-tanzanian-women-connected2care-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Ditte S Linde, Marianne S Andersen, Julius D Mwaiselage, Rachel Manongi, Susanne K Kjaer, Vibeke Rasch
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is a major health concern in Tanzania, caused by poor attendance for cervical cancer screening and follow-up of women at risk. Mobile telephone health interventions are proven effective tools to improve health behaviour in African countries. So far, no knowledge exists on how such interventions may perform in relation to cervical cancer screening in low-income settings. This study aims to assess the degree to which a Short Message Service (SMS) intervention can increase attendance at appointments among women who have tested positive for high-risk (HR) Human Papillomavirus (HPV) during cervical cancer screening...
November 21, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162058/cognitive-rehabilitation-and-mindfulness-in-multiple-sclerosis-remind-ms-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Ilse M Nauta, Anne E M Speckens, Roy P C Kessels, Jeroen J G Geurts, Vincent de Groot, Bernard M J Uitdehaag, Luciano Fasotti, Brigit A de Jong
BACKGROUND: Cognitive problems frequently occur in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and profoundly affect their quality of life. So far, the best cognitive treatment options for MS patients are a matter of debate. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the effectiveness of two promising non-pharmacological treatments: cognitive rehabilitation therapy (CRT) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). Furthermore, this study aims to gain additional knowledge about the aetiology of cognitive problems among MS patients, since this may help to develop and guide effective cognitive treatments...
November 21, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161988/improved-cognitive-performance-in-preadolescent-danish-children-after-the-school-based-physical-activity-programme-fifa-11-for-health-for-europe-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Rune Rasmussen Lind, Svend Sparre Geertsen, Christina Ørntoft, Mads Madsen, Malte Nejst Larsen, Jiri Dvorak, Christian Ritz, Peter Krustrup
OBJECTIVE: Recent studies have shown promising effects of physical activity on cognitive function, but there is a need to investigate this link in real-life settings such as schools. Hence, the objective of the present pilot study was to investigate whether the school-based physical activity programme "FIFA 11 for Health" for Europe could improve cognitive performance in preadolescent Danish children. METHODS: The pilot study used an 11-week cluster-randomised intervention study design...
November 21, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161901/long-term-outcomes-of-the-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-5-aminolaevulinic-acid-and-photofrin-photodynamic-therapy-for-barrett-s-oesophagus-related-neoplasia
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Darina Kohoutova, Rehan Haidry, Matthew Banks, Mohammed Adil Butt, Jason Dunn, Sally Thorpe, Laurence Lovat
OBJECTIVE: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) was used as therapy for early neoplasia associated with Barrett's oesophagus (BE). This is 5-year follow-up of patients enrolled into randomised controlled trial of 5-aminolaevulinic acid (ALA) vs. Photofrin PDT. METHODS: Biopsies were taken from original Barrett's segment during endoscopic follow up using Seattle protocol. Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) ± radiofrequency ablation (RFA) was preferred therapy in patients who failed PDT and/or had recurrent neoplasia...
November 21, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
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