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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548228/skin-reactions-after-photodynamic-therapy-are-unaffected-by-839%C3%A2-nm-photobiomodulation-therapy-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Christiane Bay, Anne-Cathrine Vissing, Daniel Thaysen-Petersen, Catharina Margrethe Lerche, Katrine Togsverd-Bo, Jakob Heydenreich, Merete Haedersdal
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is associated with erythema and edema. Photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy may stimulate the skin recovery process. We investigated the potential of PBM to reduce PDT-induced skin reactions. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Healthy volunteers (n = 20) were randomized to receive left- or right side PBM (near-infrared 839/595 nm) or placebo-PBM (595 nm) on their buttocks. Corresponding test areas were exposed to standardized PDT reactions, using ablative fractional laser-assisted PDT (AFXL-PDT) with methyl-aminolevulinate (MAL) incubated for 30, 90, and 180 minutes before red-light illumination...
May 26, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545945/mindfulness-and-acceptance-based-interventions-for-psychosis-our-current-understanding-and-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Stephanie Louise, Molly Fitzpatrick, Clara Strauss, Susan L Rossell, Neil Thomas
In promoting optimal recovery in persons with psychosis, psychological interventions have become a key element of treatment, with cognitive behavioural therapy being widely recommended in clinical practice guidelines. One key area of development has been the trialling of "third wave" cognitive behavioural interventions, which promote mindfulness, acceptance and compassion as means of change. Trials to date have demonstrated encouraging findings, with beneficial effects observed on measures of psychotic symptoms...
May 22, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545727/postoperative-weight-bearing-and-patient-reported-outcomes-at-one-year-following-tibial-plateau-fractures
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Dominic Thewlis, Francois Fraysse, Stuart A Callary, Viju Daniel Verghese, Claire F Jones, David M Findlay, Gerald J Atkins, Mark Rickman, Lucian B Solomon
Tibial plateau fractures are complex and the current evidence for postoperative rehabilitation is weak, especially related to the recommended postoperative weight bearing. The primary aim of this study was to investigate if loading in the first 12 weeks of recovery is associated with patient reported outcome measures at 26 and 52 weeks postoperative. We hypothesized that there would be no association between loading and patient reported outcome measures. Seventeen patients, with a minimum of 52-week follow-up following fragment-specific open reduction and internal fixation for tibial plateau fracture, were selected for this retrospective analysis...
May 17, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545491/treatment-of-acute-sciatica-with-transforaminal-epidural-corticosteroids-and-local-anesthetic-design-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Bastiaan C Ter Meulen, Esther T Maas, Amrita Vyas, Marinus van der Vegt, Koo de Priester, Michiel R de Boer, Maurits W van Tulder, Henry C Weinstein, Raymond W J G Ostelo
BACKGROUND: Transforaminal epidural injections with steroids (TESI) are used increasingly for patients with sciatica. However there is much debate about their safety and effectiveness. It is important to identify patients that benefit most from TESI and only few trials have yet evaluated the effects in patients with acute sciatica. METHODS: We describe a prospective, randomized controlled trial (RCT), with the aim to evaluate the hypothesis that TESI plus Levobupivacaine (TESI-plus) added to oral pain medication is more effective compared to pain medication alone or compared to transforaminal injection with a local anesthetic of short duration among patients with acute sciatica...
May 25, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545344/identification-of-the-components-associated-with-functioning-using-the-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health-comprehensive-core-set-for-stroke-in-indian-stroke-survivors
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Shankar Ganesh, Sidhanjana Mohapatra, Patitapaban Mohanty, Monalisa Pattnaik, Chittaranjan Mishra
OBJECTIVES: Rehabilitation interventions are expected to ensure best possible recovery and minimize functional disability in stroke survivors. However, not many studies have investigated patterns of recovery and outcomes after stroke in low-income countries. The objective of this study is to identify the biological, psychological, and social components associated with functioning over time in Indian stroke patients using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)-based tools and the Functional Independence Measure (FIM)...
May 25, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545152/short-term-changes-in-the-health-state-of-children-with-group-b-meningococcal-disease-a-prospective-national-cohort-study
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Iain T R Kennedy, Albert J van Hoek, Sonia Ribeiro, Hannah Christensen, W John Edmunds, Mary E Ramsay, Shamez N Ladhani
OBJECTIVES: The short-term impact of childhood invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) on quality-of-life (QoL) remains largely unquantified. This study aimed to quantify QoL loss at the point when illness was at its worst, and assess health state recovery in the months following illness. METHODS: Parents of children aged <16 years with laboratory-confirmed meningococcal group B (MenB) disease in England, with onset dates from November 2012 to May 2013 were asked to complete a short questionnaire, which included EQ-5DY, a version of EQ-5D for 8-15 year-olds...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544223/long-term-outcomes-of-metacognitive-narrative-psychotherapy-for-people-diagnosed-with-schizophrenia
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Robert D Schweitzer, Melissa Greben, Rebecca Bargenquast
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated long-term outcomes of Metacognitive Narrative Psychotherapy. Previous studies have shown the approach to be effective in enhancing recovery and metacognition in people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. DESIGN: A 2-year longitudinal follow-up case study design. METHODS: Eight people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia received an average of 52 sessions over 13-26 months. Follow-up interviews were conducted and self-report measures administered at approximately 2 years (22-30 months) post-completion of therapy...
May 24, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544117/increased-expression-of-stim1-orai1-in-platelets-of-stroke-patients-predictive-of-poor-outcomes
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M Dong, N Zheng, L J Ren, H Zhou, J Liu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The platelet activation that is mediated by store-operated Ca(2+) entry via stromal interaction molecule (STIM1) and Orai1 Ca(2+) influx channels has been shown to play a key role in ischaemic stroke (IS). This study aimed to evaluate the impact of platelet STIM1/Orai1 protein expression on outcomes of IS. METHODS: A total of 160 patients with acute non-cardioembolic IS, among whom 45 patients had small-vessel diseases and 115 patients had large-vessel diseases, were evaluated...
May 23, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543369/directing-clinical-care-using-lower-extremity-biomechanics-in-patients-with-ankle-osteoarthritis-and-ankle-arthroplasty
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Robin Queen
Ankle osteoarthritis is a debilitating disease with approximately 50,000 new cases per year leading to skeletal deformity, severe and recurrent pain, cartilage breakdown, and gait dysfunction limiting patient mobility and well-being. Although many treatments (total ankle arthroplasty (TAA), ankle fusion (arthrodesis), and ankle distraction arthroplasty) relieve pain, it is not clear that these procedures significantly improve patient mobility. The goal of the research presented here is to summarize what is presently known about lower extremity gait mechanics and outcomes and to quantify the impact of ankle osteoarthritis and TAA have on these measures using an explicitly holistic and mechanistic approach...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543095/psychological-mechanisms-and-the-ups-and-downs-of-personal-recovery-in-bipolar-disorder
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Alyson L Dodd, Barbara Mezes, Fiona Lobban, Steven H Jones
BACKGROUND: Personal recovery is recognized as an important outcome for individuals with bipolar disorder (BD) and is distinct from symptomatic and functional recovery. Recovery-focused psychological therapies show promise. As with therapies aiming to delay relapse and improve symptoms, research on the psychological mechanisms underlying recovery is crucial to inform effective recovery-focused therapy. However, empirical work is limited. This study investigated whether negative beliefs about mood swings and self-referent appraisals of mood-related experiences were negatively associated with personal recovery...
May 22, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542260/hookworm-infection-is-associated-with-decreased-cd4-t-cell-counts-in-hiv-infected-adult-ugandans
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Bozena M Morawski, Miya Yunus, Emmanuel Kerukadho, Grace Turyasingura, Logose Barbra, Andrew Mijumbi Ojok, Andrew DiNardo, Stefanie Sowinski, David R Boulware, Rojelio Mejia
Most studies evaluating epidemiologic relationships between helminths and HIV have been conducted in the pre-ART era, and evidence of the impact of helminth infections on HIV disease progression remains conflicting. Less is known about helminth infection and clinical outcomes in HIV-infected adults receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART). We sampled HIV-infected adults for eight gastrointestinal parasites and correlated parasitic infection with demographic predictors, and clinical and immunologic outcomes. Contrasting with previous studies, we measured parasitic infection with a quantitative, highly sensitive and specific polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method...
May 25, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540536/effects-of-robot-assisted-upper-limb-rehabilitation-in-stroke-patients-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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Rachele Bertani, Corrado Melegari, Maria C De Cola, Alessia Bramanti, Placido Bramanti, Rocco Salvatore Calabrò
Technology-supported training is emerging as a solution to support therapists in their efforts providing high-intensity, repetitive, and task-specific treatment, in order to enhance the recovery process. The aim of this review is to assess the effectiveness of different robotic devices (end-effector and exoskeleton robots) in comparison with any other type of intervention. Furthermore, we aim to assess whether or not better improvements are obtained in the sub-acute phase after stroke onset than in the chronic phase...
May 24, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537354/the-use-of-transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Deepak Ramanathan, Anas Saleh, Alison K Klika, Carlos A Higuera, Wael K Barsoum
INTRODUCTION: Multimodal pain management is used after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) to reduce opioid intake. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) has generated much interest as a non-pharmacologic, patient-controlled therapy. The aims of this study were to evaluate the efficacy of TENS in reducing opioid intake and improving recovery after TKA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective, parallel-group, double-blinded, randomized trial of patients receiving femoral nerve catheter block with allocation to either active or placebo TENS device groups...
May 24, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536893/neurologic-recovery-after-cardiac-arrest-a-multifaceted-puzzle-requiring-comprehensive-coordinated-care
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REVIEW
Carolina B Maciel, Mary M Barden, David M Greer
Surviving cardiac arrest (CA) requires a longitudinal approach with multiple levels of responsibility, including fostering a culture of action by increasing public awareness and training, optimization of resuscitation measures including frequent updates of guidelines and their timely implementation into practice, and optimization of post-CA care. This clearly goes beyond resuscitation and targeted temperature management. Brain-directed physiologic goals should dictate the post-CA management, as accumulating evidence suggests that the degree of hypoxic brain injury is the main determinant of survival, regardless of the etiology of arrest...
July 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536800/causes-and-preventive-measures-of-symptomatic-spinal-epidural-haematoma-after-spinal-surgery
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Xiao-Jun Zeng, Wei Wang, Zhou Zhao, Ming Li
STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective study to evaluate clinical characteristics of patients who developed symptomatic spinal epidural haematoma (SSEH) after spinal surgery. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to determine clinical parameters associated with the development of SSEH after spinal surgery, and to discuss clinical management and possible preventive measures. Although the incidence rate of SSEH is low, the neurological sequelae are devastating. There are limited reports which identify risk factors for SSEH because of the rarity of the condition...
May 24, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535563/the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-selective-lumbar-decompression-in-diagnostic-doubt-patients-a-retrospective-control-study
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Li Xiaochuan, Cheng-Fan Zhong, Jian-Hua Tang, Rong-Wei Liang, Shao-Jian Luo, Chun-Ming Huang
BACKGROUND: Our previous study demonstrated that selective nerve root block (SNRB) can influence decision-making in lumbar surgery by guiding the selection of nerve roots targeted for decompression in diagnostic doubt patients (DDPs). However, further studies were needed to determine whether this selective decompression (SD) procedure would result in similar clinical outcomes and reduce the perioperative parameters and postoperative complications as compared to the non-selective decompression (NSD) procedure...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535099/do-sideline-concussion-assessments-predict-subsequent-neurocognitive-impairment-after-sport-related-concussion
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Alicia Sufrinko, Jamie McAllister-Deitrick, Melissa Womble, Anthony Kontos
CONTEXT:   Comprehensive, multi-domain assessment is the standard of care after sport-related concussion. However, the relationship between performance on sideline concussion-assessment tools and in-office computerized neurocognitive testing has received little attention, and the prognostic utility of sideline measures is unknown. OBJECTIVE:   To evaluate concurrent impairment on commonly used concussion measures 24 to 48 hours postinjury while also determining the predictive utility of sideline measures on computerized neurocognitive testing in the acute to subacute recovery periods postinjury...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534001/frequency-of-acute-hepatitis-following-acute-paraphenylene-diamine-intoxication
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Rizwan Ishtiaq, Sadaf Shafiq, Ali Imran, Qazi Masroor Ali, Raheel Khan, Hassan Tariq, Daniyal Ishtiaq
INTRODUCTION: Paraphenylene diamine (PPD) ingestion is manifesting as one of the more common ways of committing suicide in Southern Punjab, Pakistan, especially Bahawalpur. PPD is an ingredient of a compound commonly known "Kala Pathar" which means "Black Stone" in Urdu. It is readily available in the market at low cost and is used to dye hair and fur. Its intoxication inhibits cellular oxidation and affects the muscles causing rhabdomyolysis. This leads to myoglobinuria followed by renal failure and edema of face and throat resulting in respiratory difficulty...
April 21, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533863/management-and-outcome-of-traumatic-brain-injury-patients-at-muhimbili-orthopaedic-institute-dar-es-salaam-tanzania
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Respicious Boniface, Edwin Rwebugisa Lugazia, Abel Mussa Ntungi, Othman Kiloloma
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain Injuries represents a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and road traffic crashes accounts for a significant proportion of these injuries. However, access to neurosurgical care is poor in low income countries like Tanzania. The aim of this study was to assess the management and outcome of Traumatic brain injury patients at a tertiary level health facility in Tanzania. METHODS: A retrospective observational study of Traumatic brain injury patients attended at Muhimbili Orthopedic Institute between January 2014 and June 2014...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530504/functional-recovery-after-rotator-cuff-repair-the-role-of-biceps-surgery
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Bernardo Gialanella, Francesco Grossetti, Marina Mazza, Laura Danna, Laura Comini
CONTEXT: Surgical cuff repair is indicated in full-thickness rotator cuff tear when non-operative treatment fails. Surgical cuff repair can comprehend surgery of long head of the biceps when concomitant biceps pathology is present. However, the studies executed up to now do not have yet clearly defined if additional biceps surgery affects the shoulder functionality in patients who underwent rotator cuff repair. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to verify if the concomitant biceps surgery prejudices the shoulder functionality during the short-term period in rotator cuff repair patients...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
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