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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110482/the-evaluation-of-a-new-marker-of-transmyocardial-repolarization-parameters-in-ischemic-stroke-patients-t-peak-t-end-t-p-e-t-p-e-qtc
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Emine Emektar, Şeref Kerem Çorbacıoğlu, Osman Korucu, Selma Ramadan, Hüseyin Uzunosmanoğlu, Eda Kan, Yunsur Çevik
The cardiovascular manifestations of acute ischemic stroke have been well known. Several electrocardiography (ECG) abnormalities have been reported in patients following acute stroke, including QT interval prolongation, ST segment deviation and T-wave changes. This study aimed to investigate the changes in transmyocardial repolarization parameters, in ischemic stroke patients. The study is a prospective, blind, and controlled clinical study. The patients without cardiac disease who received ischemic stroke diagnoses were included in the study...
January 21, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110322/classification-of-facial-wrinkles-among-chinese-women
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Zhang Jiechen, Hou Wei, Feng Suying, Chen Xiangsheng, Wang Hongwei
It is generally recognized that Caucasians and Asians have different skin aging features. The aim of this study was to develop a facial wrinkle grading scale for Chinese women. Standard photographs were taken of 242 Chinese women. Six sets of 0 to 9 wrinkle scales with reference photographs and descriptions were selected, including grading scales for resting and hyperkinetic crow's feet, frontalis lines, glabellar frown lines, and nasolabial folds. To identify the scale by objective quantitative measurement, skin surface measurements from the Visioscan(®) VC98 were used...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110290/guided-and-unguided-internet-based-vestibular-rehabilitation-versus-usual-care-for-dizzy-adults-of-50%C3%A2-years-and-older-a-protocol-for-a-three-armed-randomised-trial
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Vincent A van Vugt, Johannes C van der Wouden, Judith E Bosmans, Martin Smalbrugge, Willianne van Diest, Rosie Essery, Lucy Yardley, Henriëtte E van der Horst, Otto R Maarsingh
INTRODUCTION: Dizziness is a common symptom in general practice with a high prevalence among older adults. The most common cause of dizziness in general practice is peripheral vestibular disease. Vestibular rehabilitation (VR) is a safe and effective treatment for peripheral vestibular disease that entails specific exercises to maximise the central nervous system compensation for the effects of vestibular pathology. An internet-based VR intervention has recently been shown to be safe and effective...
January 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110287/aspirin-to-inhibit-sepsis-antisepsis-randomised-controlled-trial-protocol
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Damon P Eisen, Elizabeth M Moore, Karin Leder, Jessica Lockery, Emma S McBryde, John J McNeil, David Pilcher, Rory Wolfe, Robyn L Woods
INTRODUCTION: Sepsis is a leading global cause of morbidity and mortality, and is more common at the extremes of age. Moreover, the cost of in-hospital care for elderly patients with sepsis is significant. There are indications from experimental and observational studies that aspirin may reduce inflammation associated with infection. This paper describes the rationale and design of the AspiriN To Inhibit SEPSIS (ANTISEPSIS) trial, a substudy of ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly (ASPREE)...
January 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110155/first-in-man-study-with-a-novel-pegylated-recombinant-human-insulin-like-growth-factor-i
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H Kletzl, A Guenther, A Höflich, C Höflich, J Frystyk, R F Staack, E Schick, C Wandel, N Bleich, F Metzger
OBJECTIVE: This study is a first time assessment of safety and tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of RO5046013 in human, in comparison with unmodified rhIGF-I. DESIGN: The study was conducted as a single-center, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, single ascending dose, parallel group study in a clinical research unit in France. A total of 62 healthy volunteers participated in this clinical trial. RO5046013 was given as single subcutaneous injection, or as intravenous infusion over 48h, at ascending dose levels...
January 10, 2017: Growth Hormone & IGF Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110058/threshold-dose-distribution-in-walnut-allergy
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Mark A Blankestijn, Ben C Remington, Geert F Houben, Joe L Baumert, André C Knulst, W Marty Blom, Rob J B Klemans, Steve L Taylor
BACKGROUND: In food allergy, eliciting doses (EDs) of foods on a population level can improve risk management and labeling strategies for the food industry and regulatory authorities. Previously, data available for walnut were unsuitable to determine EDs. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine EDs for walnut allergic adults and to compare with previously established threshold data for peanut and tree nuts. METHODS: Prospectively, adult subjects with a suspected walnut allergy underwent a low-dose double-blind, placebo-controlled food challenge...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109939/peripheral-venous-catheter-insertion-simulation-training-a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-performance-after-instructor-led-teaching-versus-peer-assisted-learning
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Sophie Pelloux, Arnaud Grégoire, Patrice Kirmizigul, Sandrine Maillot, Bernard Bui-Xuan, Guy Llorca, Sylvain Boet, Jean-Jacques Lehot, Thomas Rimmelé
INTRODUCTION: Peripheral venous catheter insertion is a procedural skill that every medical student should master. Training is often limited to a small number of students and is poorly evaluated. The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of peer-assisted learning in comparison to instructor-led teaching for peripheral venous catheter insertion training. METHODS: Students were randomized to the control group attending a traditional instructor-led training session (slideshow and demonstration by an anaesthetist instructor, followed by training on a procedural simulator) or to the test group attending a peer-assisted training session (slideshow and demonstration video-recorded by the same instructor, followed by training on a procedural simulator...
January 18, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109934/coronary-plaque-burden-and-adverse-plaque-characteristics-are-increased-in-healthy-relatives-of-patients-with-early-onset-coronary-artery-disease
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Morten K Christiansen, Jesper M Jensen, Bjarne L Nørgaard, Damini Dey, Hans Erik Bøtker, Henrik K Jensen
OBJECTIVES: This study characterized and quantified subclinical atherosclerosis by coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) in first-degree relatives of patients with early onset coronary artery disease (CAD). BACKGROUND: A strong family history of CAD is an important risk factor for adverse cardiovascular events. Whether predisposed individuals suffer an increased burden of coronary atherosclerosis and adverse plaque features is not known. METHODS: We included 88 healthy middle-aged first-degree relatives from 59 families with early onset CAD...
January 12, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109713/utility-of-chest-ct-after-a-chest-x-ray-in-patients-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-non-traumatic-thoracic-emergencies
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Naciye Sinem Gezer, Pınar Balcı, Kemal Çağlar Tuna, Işıl Başara Akın, Mustafa Mahmut Barış, Neşe Çolak Oray
BACKGROUND: Chest radiography is the initial choice for thoracic imaging. However, the wide availability of computed tomography (CT) has led to a substantial increase in its use in the emergency department (ED). We evaluated the utility of chest CT after a chest X-ray in patients presenting to the ED with non-traumatic thoracic emergencies, and determined if the diagnosis and management decision changed after CT. METHODS: The study enrolled 500 consecutive patients with both chest X-rays and CT who presented to the ED with non-traumatic complaints...
January 18, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109665/a-randomized-double-blind-comparison-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-low-dose-olanzapine-plus-low-dose-trifluoperazine-versus-full-dose-olanzapine-in-the-acute-treatment-of-schizophrenia
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Ching-Hua Lin, Fu-Chiang Wang, Shih-Chi Lin, Yu-Hui Huang, Cheng-Chung Chen
OBJECTIVE: Antipsychotic polypharmacy is common in clinical practice, but not recommended in guidelines for treating schizophrenia patients. This study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of low-dose olanzapine plus low-dose trifluoperazine (a first-generation antipsychotic [FGA]) to full-dose olanzapine (a second-generation antipsychotic [SGA]) in the treatment of acute schizophrenia. METHOD: In this 6-week, double-blind, fixed-dose study, patients were randomized to receive 5mg/day of olanzapine plus 5mg/day of trifluoperazine or 10mg/day of olanzapine for 6weeks...
January 18, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109581/external-histopathological-validation-of-the-surface-intermediate-base-margin-score
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Alessandro Antonelli, Maria Furlan, Mario Sodano, Francesca Carobbio, Regina Tardanico, Simona Fisogni, Claudio Simeone
PURPOSE: The surface, intermediate, and basis (SIB) is a system based on surgeon׳s visual assessment of the thickness of healthy parenchyma remaining on the intrarenal portion of the tumor. This system has been proposed to standardize the nomenclature of the resection technique (RT) during partial nephrectomy (PN). Our study aims at evaluating whether the SIB score visually assigned is related to the thickness of parenchyma measured by microscopy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data of 52 patients submitted to PN from April to October 2015 were perspectively collected...
January 18, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109467/dexamethasone-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-with-microvascular-reconstruction-no-benefit-more-complications
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S Kainulainen, J Törnwall, A M Koivusalo, A L Suominen, P Lassus
OBJECTIVES: Glucocorticoids are widely used in association with major surgery of the head and neck to improve postoperative rehabilitation, shorten intensive care unit and hospital stay, and reduce neck swelling. This study aimed to clarify whether peri- and postoperative use of dexamethasone in reconstructive head and neck cancer surgery is associated with any advantages or disadvantages. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective double-blind randomized controlled trial comprised 93 patients...
February 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109324/reporting-of-critical-care-trial-abstracts-a-comparison-before-and-after-the-announcement-of-consort-guideline-for-abstracts
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Akira Kuriyama, Naomi Takahashi, Takeo Nakayama
BACKGROUND: An extension of the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) statement provides a checklist of items to improve the reporting quality of abstracts of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). However, authors of abstracts in some fields have poorly adhered to this guideline. We did an extensive literature survey to examine the quality of reporting trial abstracts in major critical care journals before and after announcement of the CONSORT guideline for abstracts. METHODS: We reviewed abstracts of RCTs published in four major critical care journals with publication dates ranging from 2006 to 2007 (pre-CONSORT) and from 2011 to 2012 (post-CONSORT): Intensive Care Medicine (ICM), Critical Care (CC), American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM), and Critical Care Medicine (CCM)...
January 21, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109298/neuroregenerative-potential-of-intravenous-g-csf-and-autologous-peripheral-blood-stem-cells-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-randomized-double-blind-cross-over-study
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Wee-Jin Rah, Young-Ho Lee, Jin-Hwa Moon, Hyun-Ju Jun, Hye-Ryeong Kang, Hani Koh, Hye Jung Eom, Ji Young Lee, Young Jun Lee, Ji Young Kim, Yun-Young Choi, Kyeongil Park, Mi Jung Kim, Seung-Hyun Kim
OBJECTIVE: We performed a randomized, double-blind, cross-over study to assess the neuroregenerative potential of intravenous granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) followed by infusion of mobilized peripheral blood mononuclear cells (mPBMCs) in children with cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS: Children with non-severe CP were enrolled in this study. G-CSF was administered for 5 days, then mPBMCs were collected by apheresis and cryopreserved. One month later (M1), recipients were randomized to receive either mPBMCs or a placebo infusion, and these treatment groups were switched at 7 months (M7) and observed for another 6 months (M13)...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109258/effect-of-erythropoietin-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-five-year-results-of-the-revival-3-trial
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Birgit Steppich, Philip Groha, Tareq Ibrahim, Heribert Schunkert, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Martin Hadamitzky, Adnan Kastrati, Ilka Ott
BACKGROUND: Erythropoietin (EPO) has been suggested to promote cardiac repair after MI. However, the randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled REVIVAL-3 trial showed that short term high dose EPO in timely reperfused myocardium does not improve left ventricular ejection fraction after 6 months. Moreover, the study raised safety concerns due to a trend towards a higher incidence of adverse clinical events as well as a increase in neointima formation after treatment with EPO. The present study therefore aimed to assess the 5-year clinical outcomes...
January 21, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109160/antibiotics-for-infection-prevention-after-excision-of-the-cervical-transformation-zone
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Chumnan Kietpeerakool, Bandit Chumworathayi, Jadsada Thinkhamrop, Butsakorn Ussahgij, Pisake Lumbiganon
BACKGROUND: Excision of the transformation zone of the cervix is the most commonly used approach to treat cervical precancerous lesions (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN)) to reduce the risk of developing cervical cancer. As the excision of the transformation zone leaves a raw area on the cervix, there is a risk of infection following the procedure. The incidence of infection after cold knife conization (CKC) is 36%, whereas the incidence for large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ, also known as loop electrical excision procedure (LEEP)) is much lower (0...
January 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109045/misoprostol-for-cervical-priming-prior-to-hysteroscopy-in-postmenopausal-and-premenopausal-nulliparous-women-a-multicentre-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
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M L Tasma, M Louwerse, W J Hehenkamp, P M Geomini, M Y Bongers, S Veersema, P J van Kesteren, E Tromp, J A Huirne, G C Graziosi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the reduction of pain by Misoprostol compared to placebo prior to hysteroscopy in postmenopausal and premenopausal nulliparous women. DESIGN: Randomised multicentre double-blind placebo controlled trial. SETTING: Two Dutch teaching hospitals and one Dutch university medical centre. POPULATION: Postmenopausal and premenopausal nulliparous women undergoing office hysteroscopy. METHODS: Patients were randomised to receive either 400 mcg Misoprostol or placebo 12 and 24 hours before hysteroscopy...
January 21, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108979/analysis-of-stress-only-imaging-comparing-upright-and-supine-czt-camera-acquisition-to-conventional-gamma-camera-images-with-and-without-attenuation-correction-with-coronary-angiography-as-a-reference
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Zenith A Jameria, Mouhamad Abdallah, Mariano Fernandez-Ulloa, Robert O'Donnell, Alok K Dwivedi, Erica Washburn, Naseer Khan, Mahyar Khaleghi, Nischelle Kalakota, Myron C Gerson
BACKGROUND: Diagnostic performance of stress-only imaging using a Cadmium-Zinc-Telluride (CZT) camera has not been directly compared in the same patients to stress-only attenuation-corrected conventional Anger camera images. METHODS: 112 subjects with correlative coronary angiographic data and 40 subjects with <5% pre-test likelihood of coronary disease completed attenuation-corrected stress-only images on a conventional Anger camera and uncorrected upright and supine stress images on a CZT camera...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108936/a-group-mediated-physical-activity-intervention-in-older-knee-osteoarthritis-patients-effects-on-social-cognitive-outcomes
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Brian C Focht, Matthew J Garver, Alexander R Lucas, Steven T Devor, Charles F Emery, Kevin V Hackshaw, Ciaran M Fairman, Jessica Bowman, W Jack Rejeski
The objective of the present study was to compare a group-mediated cognitive behavioral (GMCB) physical activity intervention with traditional exercise therapy (TRAD) upon select social cognitive outcomes in sedentary knee osteoarthritis (knee OA) patients. A total of 80 patients (mean age = 63.5 years; 84% women) were recruited using clinic and community-based strategies to a 12-month, single-blind, two-arm, randomized controlled trial. Mobility-related self-efficacy, self-regulatory self-efficacy (SRSE), and satisfaction with physical function (SPF) were assessed at baseline, 3, and 12 months...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108773/effects-of-caffeine-on-alcohol-reinforcement-beverage-choice-self-administration-and-subjective-ratings
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Mary M Sweeney, Steven E Meredith, Daniel P Evatt, Roland R Griffiths
RATIONALE: Combining alcohol and caffeine is associated with increased alcohol consumption, but no prospective experimental studies have examined whether added caffeine increases alcohol consumption. OBJECTIVES: This study examined how caffeine alters alcohol self-administration and subjective reinforcing effects in healthy adults. METHODS: Thirty-one participants completed six double-blind alcohol self-administration sessions: three sessions with alcohol only (e...
January 20, 2017: Psychopharmacology
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