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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351711/-beck-anxiety-inventory-german-version-a-reliable-valid-patientfriendly-instrument-for-measuring-clinical-anxiety
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Edgar Geissner, Anne Huetteroth
The Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) is available in German. Apart from data in its manual, there are no further reports on the psychometric properties of this questionnaire and on its suitability for clinical use in Germany. This study therefore offers an independent investigation into the psychometrics as well as the clinical characteristics of the BAI. Three samples with n=145, n=90, and n=174 comprised inpatients diagnosed with anxiety disorders and treated in a large psychosomatic hospital. In addition to the BAI, the clinician rating Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HamA), the State-Trait-Anxiety Inventory (STAI) as well as the two anxiety subscales of the Symptom Checklist 90 (SCL 90) were used to establish convergent validity...
January 19, 2018: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351610/orthotopic-branched-endovascular-aortic-arch-repair-in-patients-who-cannot-undergo-classical-surgery
#2
Martin Czerny, Bartosz Rylski, Julia Morlock, Holger Schröfel, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Bertrand Saint Lebes, Olivier Meyrignac, Fatima Mokrane, Mario Lescan, Christian Schlensak, Constatijn Hazenberg, Trijntje Bloemert-Tuin, Sue Braithwaite, Joost van Herwaarden, Herve Rousseau
OBJECTIVES: Our goal was to assess the results after orthotopic branched endovascular aortic arch repair using a new double-branch endoprosthesis in patients with thoracic aortic disease affecting the aortic arch who cannot undergo classical surgery. METHODS: Within a 4-year period, 15 patients with thoracic aortic disease affecting the aortic arch were treated with the Bolton Relay plus double-branch endoprosthesis (Bolton Medical, Sunrise, FL, USA). We assessed clinical outcome, occurrence of endoleaks and the need for secondary interventions...
January 16, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351275/a-mathematical-model-for-il-6-mediated-stem-cell-driven-tumor-growth-and-targeted-treatment
#3
Fereshteh Nazari, Alexander T Pearson, Jacques Eduardo Nör, Trachette L Jackson
Targeting key regulators of the cancer stem cell phenotype to overcome their critical influence on tumor growth is a promising new strategy for cancer treatment. Here we present a modeling framework that operates at both the cellular and molecular levels, for investigating IL-6 mediated, cancer stem cell driven tumor growth and targeted treatment with anti-IL6 antibodies. Our immediate goal is to quantify the influence of IL-6 on cancer stem cell self-renewal and survival, and to characterize the subsequent impact on tumor growth dynamics...
January 19, 2018: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351050/hidden-medical-devices-in-the-school-setting-what-the-school-nurse-needs-to-know-about-the-safe-use-of-baclofen-pumps
#4
Barbara Obst, Megan Roesler
One of the "hidden" medical devices in the school setting is the baclofen pump, which is used for the treatment of spasticity. The goals of spasticity treatment are to decrease muscle tone, deformity, and pain in order to maximize function and ease of care for both child and caregiver. The use of an intrathecal baclofen pump, often for children with cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, brain injury, or stroke, has been effective in spasticity treatment. It is important for school nurses to be aware of the safety implications associated with this type of device...
January 1, 2018: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350695/prechemotherapy-education-reducing-patient-anxiety-through-nurse-led-teaching-sessions%C3%A2
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Emmanuel Apor, Nathan T Connell, Katherine Faricy-Anderson, Peter Barth, Rouba Youssef, Mary Fenton, William M Sikov, Anthony Thomas, Kayla Rosati, Andrew Schumacher, Alise Lombardo, Susan Korber, Humera Khurshid, Howard Safran, Anthony Mega
BACKGROUND: Patients with cancer experience stress surrounding diagnosis and treatment. Many cancer centers employ a nurse-led education session to alleviate patient anxiety and confusion.
. OBJECTIVES: The goal was to evaluate the effect of a nurse-led chemotherapy teaching session on patients' knowledge, anxiety, and preparedness for 
cancer-directed therapy.
. METHODS: After discussing treatment with their oncologist, participants completed a survey assessing their perceived understanding of various treatment topics...
February 1, 2018: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350637/clinical-utility-of-eco-color-power-doppler-ultrasonography-and-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-interpretation-and-quantification-of-joint-synovitis-a-review
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Marina Carotti, Vittoria Galeazzi, Francesca Catucci, Marcello Zappia, Francesco Arrigoni, Antonio Barile, Andrea Giovagnoni
With the introduction of new biologics such as anti-TNF-alpha antibodies and other therapies in the treatment of inflammatory arthritis, capable of halting joint destruction and functional disability, there are new pressures on diagnostic and prognostic imaging. Early demonstration of pre-erosive inflammatory features and monitoring of the long-term effects of treatment are becoming increasingly important. Early detection of synovitis offers advantages in terms of allowing early instigation of therapy and may allow the identification of those patients displaying more aggressive disease who might benefit from early intervention with expensive DMARD therapy...
January 19, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350340/poem-in-the-treatment-of-esophageal-disorders
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REVIEW
Nasim Parsa, Mouen A Khashab
OPINION STATEMENT: PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a novel minimally invasive technique that has emerged as the preferred option for the treatment of achalasia and spastic esophageal disorders (SED) at many centers around the world. In this article, we review and summarize the recent literature on POEM in patients with achalasia and SED. The current article is largely focused on the new developments and findings, extended applications, and long-term outcomes of POEM in patients with achalasia and SED...
January 19, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350125/current-management-migraine-headache
#8
Stephen D Silberstein
Migraine varies in its frequency, severity, and impact; treatment should consider these variations and the patient's needs and goals. Migraine pharmacologic treatment may be acute (abortive) or preventive (prophylactic), and patients often require both. New medication devices are available or in development, including an intracutaneous, microneedle system of zolmitriptan and sumatriptan, and breath-powered powder sumatriptan intranasal treatment. Lasmiditan, a 5-HT1F receptor agonist, is in development for acute treatment, as are small molecule calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor antagonists (Gepants) for acute and preventive treatment...
December 2017: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349932/isolation-and-characterization-of-lectin-with-antibacterial-antibiofilm-and-antiproliferative-activities-from-acinetobacter-baumannii-of-environmental-origin
#9
Abdullah A Alyousef, Abdulaziz Alqasim, Mustafa Sawsan Aloahd
AIMS: Lectin is a non-immunogenic glycoprotein, have been extracted majority from the plant source primarily leguminoasea. Its ability to precisely recognize and bind to the complex cell bound structure to enable it playing diverse roles. In this study, we obligate to define new sources of lectins since the production of lectins is very expensive. Therefore, we performed a study with the goal to isolate and characterize lectin from bacteria of plant origin and screen its ability as an antibacterial, antibiofilm and antiproliferative agent...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349881/speech-and-language-therapists-perspectives-of-therapeutic-alliance-construction-and-maintenance-in-aphasia-rehabilitation-post-stroke
#10
Michelle Lawton, Karen Sage, Gillian Haddock, Paul Conroy, Laura Serrant
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic alliance refers to the interactional and relational processes operating during therapeutic interventions. It has been shown to be a strong determinant of treatment efficacy in psychotherapy, and evidence is emerging from a range of healthcare and medical disciplines to suggest that the construct of therapeutic alliance may in fact be a variable component of treatment outcome, engagement and satisfaction. Although this construct appears to be highly relevant to aphasia rehabilitation, no research to date has attempted to explore this phenomenon and thus consider its potential utility as a mechanism for change...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349686/two-year-results-after-coronary-stenting-of-small-vessels-in-japanese-population-using-2-25-mm-diameter-sirolimus-eluting-stent-with-bioresorbable-polymer-primary-and-long-term-outcomes-of-century-jsv-study
#11
Shigeru Saito, Kenji Ando, Yoshiaki Ito, Tetsuya Tobaru, Junji Yajima, Takeshi Kimura, Kazushige Kadota
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in coronary artery disease (CAD) with very small vessels remains challenging. The aim of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the 2.25-mm diameter Ultimaster sirolimus-eluting stent in the treatment of Japanese patients with CAD due to lesions in very small vessels. The CENTURY JSV study is a prospective, multicentre, single-arm study. Seventy patients with lesions deemed suitable for implantation of a 2.25-mm diameter stent were enrolled at seven hospitals in Japan...
January 18, 2018: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349645/the-incidence-and-the-prognostic-impact-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-patients-current-preventive-strategies
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Evangelos Kaltsas, George Chalikias, Dimitrios Tziakas
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is one of the most common complications during hospitalization in various clinical settings. The goal of this review was to assess the incidence of AKI in acute myocardial infarction patients (AMI), how this incidence is affected by the diverse definitions, and if there is variability in the reported rates over recent years. Additionally, we sought to appraise the impact of AKI on short- and long-term prognosis of these patients. Finally, we report on the current preventive measures as they are suggested in the current guidelines of various societies, we comment on the evidence that support them, and we review the literature for other proposed therapeutic strategies, which either failed to prove their efficacy or they are not adequately confirmed yet...
January 19, 2018: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349037/family-history-of-alcoholism-and-the-human-brain-response-to-oral-sucrose
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William J A Eiler, Mario Dzemidzic, Christina M Soeurt, Claire R Carron, Brandon G Oberlin, Robert V Considine, Jaroslaw Harezlak, David A Kareken
A heightened hedonic response to sweet tastes has been associated with increased alcohol preference and alcohol consumption in both humans and animals. The principal goal of this study was to examine blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) activation to high- and low-concentration sweet solutions in subjects who are either positive (FHP) or negative (FHN) for a family history of alcoholism. Seventy-four non-treatment seeking, community-recruited, healthy volunteers (22.8 ± 1.6 SD years; 43% men) rated a range of sucrose concentrations in a taste test and underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) during oral delivery of water, 0...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349005/arthroscopic-elbow-osteocapsular-arthroplasty
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Manish S Noticewala, Maxwell A Levi, Christopher S Ahmad, William N Levine, Charles M Jobin
Treatment of primary elbow osteoarthritis in the young active patient less than 50 years old presents a treatment challenge to the practicing orthopaedic surgeon. Following failure of nonoperative management, surgical goals are aimed at reducing pain and improving joint mobility from bony impingement. Arthroscopic osteocapsular arthroplasty is a viable treatment option with few post-operative limitations. In contrast, total elbow arthroplasty is considered a salvage option in this patient population given the activity restrictions imposed...
December 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348119/cigarette-smoke-initiates-oxidative-stress-induced-cellular-phenotypic-modulation-leading-to-cerebral-aneurysm-pathogenesis
#15
Robert M Starke, John W Thompson, Muhammad S Ali, Crissey L Pascale, Alejandra Martinez Lege, Dale Ding, Nohra Chalouhi, David M Hasan, Pascal Jabbour, Gary K Owens, Michal Toborek, Joshua M Hare, Aaron S Dumont
OBJECTIVE: Cigarette smoke exposure (CSE) is a risk factor for cerebral aneurysm (CA) formation, but the molecular mechanisms are unclear. Although CSE is known to contribute to excess reactive oxygen species generation, the role of oxidative stress on vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) phenotypic modulation and pathogenesis of CAs is unknown. The goal of this study was to investigate whether CSE activates a NOX (NAPDH oxidase)-dependent pathway leading to VSMC phenotypic modulation and CA formation and rupture...
January 18, 2018: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348111/leveraging-social-networking-sites-for-an-autoimmune-hepatitis-genetic-repository-pilot-study-to-evaluate-feasibility
#16
Megan Comerford, Rachel Fogel, James Robert Bailey, Prianka Chilukuri, Naga Chalasani, Craig Steven Lammert
BACKGROUND: Conventional approaches to participant recruitment are often inadequate in rare disease investigation. Social networking sites such as Facebook may provide a vehicle to circumvent common research limitations and pitfalls. We report our preliminary experience with Facebook-based methodology for participant recruitment and participation into an ongoing study of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). OBJECTIVE: The goal of our research was to conduct a pilot study to assess whether a Facebook-based methodology is capable of recruiting geographically widespread participants into AIH patient-oriented research and obtaining quality phenotypic data...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348020/autosomal-recessive-hypercholesterolemia-long-term-cardiovascular-outcomes
#17
Laura D'Erasmo, Ilenia Minicocci, Antonio Nicolucci, Paolo Pintus, Janine E Roeters Van Lennep, Luis Masana, Pedro Mata, Rosa Maria Sánchez-Hernández, Pablo Prieto-Matos, Josè T Real, Juan F Ascaso, Eduardo Esteve Lafuente, Miguel Pocovi, Francisco J Fuentes, Sandro Muntoni, Stefano Bertolini, Cesare Sirtori, Laura Calabresi, Chiara Pavanello, Maurizio Averna, Angelo Baldassare Cefalu, Davide Noto, Adolfo Arturo Pacifico, Giovanni Mario Pes, Mariko Harada-Shiba, Enzo Manzato, Sabina Zambon, Alberto Zambon, Anja Vogt, Marco Scardapane, Barbara Sjouke, Renato Fellin, Marcello Arca
BACKGROUND: Autosomal recessive hypercholesterolemia (ARH) is a rare lipid disorder characterized by premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). There are sparse data for clinical management and cardiovascular outcomes in ARH. OBJECTIVES: Evaluation of changes in lipid management, achievement of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) goals and cardiovascular outcomes in ARH. METHODS: Published ARH cases were identified by electronic search...
January 23, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346060/a-combination-with-probiotic-complex-zinc-and-coenzyme-q10-attenuates-autoimmune-arthritis-by-regulation-of-th17-treg-balance
#18
Seon-Young Lee, Seung Hoon Lee, JooYeon Jhun, Hyeon-Beom Seo, Kyung Ah Jung, Chul Woo Yang, Sung-Hwan Park, Mi-La Cho
Probiotic complex, zinc, and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) are recognized dietary supplements with an anti-inflammatory role. Although these supplementations are individually known to benefit rheumatoid arthritis (RA), there is no evidence suggesting any synergic effect. The primary goal of this study is to determine whether probiotic complex, zinc, and CoQ10 attenuate the development of collagen-induced arthritis (CIA). The combination of probiotic complex, zinc, and CoQ10 reduced CIA severity by downregulating the levels of IgG, IgG1, and IgG2a in serum...
January 2018: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345985/cyp3a-activity-and-rivaroxaban-serum-concentrations-in-russian-patients-with-deep-vein-thrombosis
#19
Dmitriy Alexeyevich Sychev, Arshak Vardanyan, Aleksandr Rozhkov, Edita Hachatryan, Ani Badanyan, Valery Smirnov, Anna Ananichuk, Natalya Denisenko
BACKGROUND: Rivaroxaban is metabolized in the liver via CYP3A4, the cytochrome involved in the metabolism of nearly 50% of all medications. Thus, its effective concentration depends on multiple pharmacologic parameters. METHODS: The primary goal of our research was to study the correlation between the CYP3A family activity and the safety and efficacy of anticoagulant therapy with rivaroxaban in patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Thirty one patients with DVT aged 21-83 years, 18 men and 13 women, received rivaroxaban (Xarelto) 30 mg/day for 21 days after diagnosis and 20 mg/day for the follow-up period of 6 months...
January 2018: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345866/cognitive-impairment-in-patients-with-depression-awareness-assessment-and-management
#20
REVIEW
Larry Culpepper, Raymond W Lam, Roger S McIntyre
​​ Cognitive impairment is a common, often persistent, symptom of major depressive disorder (MDD) that is disproportionately represented in patients who have not returned to full psychosocial functioning. The ultimate goal of treatment in depression is full functional recovery, and assessing patients for cognitive impairment and selecting treatments that address cognitive dysfunction should lead to improved functional outcomes. Unfortunately, many clinicians use screening and assessment tools that are not suited for measuring cognitive impairment in patients with depression...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
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