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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239906/complementary-medicine-for-treatment-of-agitation-and-delirium-in-older-persons-a-systematic-review-and-narrative-synthesis
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Ilana Levy, Samuel Attias, Eran Ben-Arye, Boaz Bloch, Elad Schiff
BACKGROUND: Agitation and delirium frequently occur in cognitively impaired older people. We conducted a systematic review with narrative synthesis of the literature aiming to assess effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities to address these conditions. METHODS: Following preliminary search, we included 40 original researches on CAM treatment of delirium and agitation in older persons. Then, the quality of these studies was assessed using the Downs and Black Checklist and Quality Assessment Tool for Studies with Diverse Designs, and the effect sizes were calculated...
February 26, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238350/pre-cardiac-transplant-amiodarone-use-is-not-associated-with-postoperative-mortality-an-updated-meta-analysis
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Douglas L Jennings, William L Baker
BACKGROUND: Amiodarone remains the preferred agent for the treatment and prevention of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias in patients with end-stage heart failure. While several reports suggest that pre-operative amiodarone exposure worsens outcomes in heart transplant recipients, other studies have failed to validate this relationship. We sought to clarify this issue by performing a meta-analysis of the available literature surrounding this topic. METHODS: We searched Medline, SCOPUS and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials through December 15th 2016, as well as proceedings from related conferences over the prior 3years...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237683/the-effect-of-mk-467-a-peripheral-%C3%AE-2-adrenoceptor-antagonist-on-dexmedetomidine-induced-sedation-and-bradycardia-after-intravenous-administration-in-conscious-cats
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Juhana Honkavaara, Bruno Pypendop, Heta Turunen, Jan Ilkiw
OBJECTIVE: To determine a dose of MK-467, a peripheral α2-adrenoceptor antagonist, which, when administered intravenously (IV) concomitantly with 25 μg kg(-1) of dexmedetomidine, will prevent bradycardia without altering sedation in cats. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, controlled, blinded, experimental, crossover study. ANIMALS: Eight healthy, adult, purpose-bred cats. METHODS: Cats were administered seven IV treatments were administered at least 2 weeks apart, consisting of dexmedetomidine 12...
February 22, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236615/effects-of-music-therapy-on-endothelial-function-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-participating-in-aerobic-exercise-therapy
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Marina Deljanin Ilic, Radmila F Pavlovic, Gordana Kocic, Dejan Simonovic, Gordana Lazarevic
Context • Pleasant music that evokes a positive emotional response may activate brain pathways of the insular cortex, central nucleus of the amygdala, and lateral hypothalamus, which are involved in the integration of emotional and ambient sensory input, with corresponding autonomic responses. Exercise training can improve endothelium-dependent vasodilatation, both in epicardial coronary vessels and in resistance vessels, for patients with coronary heart disease. Objective • The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects on endothelial function when patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) listened to their favorite music...
February 27, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236505/protective-effects-of-silymarin-and-curcumin-on-cyclophosphamide-induced-cardiotoxicity
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H Avci, E T Epikmen, E Ipek, R Tunca, S S Birincioglu, H Akşit, S Sekkin, A N Akkoç, M Boyacioglu
INTRODUCTION: Cyclophosphamide (CP) is a potent anticancer agent; its clinical use is limited due to its marked cardiotoxicity. AIM: The present study was aimed at evaluating the cardioprotective effects of silymarin (SLY) and curcumin (CUR), which have strong antioxidant properties, against the toxic effects of high-dose CP on the heart of rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 36 adult Wistar albino female rats were randomly divided into six groups...
February 21, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236262/comparing-effects-between-music-intervention-and-aromatherapy-on-anxiety-of-patients-undergoing-mechanical-ventilation-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Chiu-Hsiang Lee, Chiung-Ling Lai, Yi-Hui Sung, Mei Yu Lai, Chung-Ying Lin, Long-Yau Lin
PURPOSE: Using patient-reported outcomes and physiological indicators to test the effects of music intervention and aromatherapy on reducing anxiety for intensive care unit (ICU) patients undergoing mechanical ventilation. METHODS: Patients with ICU admission duration >24 h were randomly assigned to a Music intervention group (n = 41), Aromatherapy group (n = 47), or Control group (rest only; n = 44). Each patient in the Music group listened to music; each patient in the Aromatherapy group received lavender essential oil massage on his/her back for 5 min; each patient in the Control group wore noise-canceling headphones...
February 24, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235537/the-concentration-of-desflurane-preventing-spectral-entropy-change-during-surgical-stimulation-a-prospective-randomized-trial
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Sun-Sook Han, Sunghee Han, Byung-Gook Kim, Dong-Ho Kim, Jung-Hee Ryu
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine the concentration of desflurane necessary to blunt changes in spectral entropy during surgical incision when two different target-controlled effect-site concentrations of remifentanil (1 and 3ng/ml) were infused. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized controlled study. SETTING: Operating room of a university hospital. INTERVENTIONS: Forty-two patients undergoing general anesthesia for elective surgery were enrolled and randomly allocated to the R1 (1ng/ml of remifentanil, n=21) or R3 (3ng/ml of remifentanil, n=21) group...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235533/comparison-of-ropivacaine-with-and-without-fentanyl-vs-bupivacaine-with-fentanyl-for-postoperative-epidural-analgesia-in-bilateral-total-knee-replacement-surgery
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Ashish Khanna, Rakesh Saxena, Amitabh Dutta, Neelam Ganguly, Jayashree Sood
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Pain after total knee replacement (TKR) interferes with early rehabilitation. Although the use of epidural bupivacaine in post-TKR patients is associated with effective analgesia, the associated motor blockade effect delays functional recovery. We compared analgesic efficacy and side effects of postoperative patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) with plain ropivacaine 0.1% with/without fentanyl 2.5 μg/mL vs plain bupivacaine 0.0625% with fentanyl 2.5 μg/mL in patients undergoing bilateral TKR...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235526/cardiac-output-changes-with-phenylephrine-and-ephedrine-infusions-during-spinal-anesthesia-for-cesarean-section-a-randomized-double-blind-trial
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W Mon, A Stewart, R Fernando, K Ashpole, N El-Wahab, S MacDonald, P Tamilselvan, M Columb, Y M Liu
Hypotension is a common side effect of spinal anesthesia. Phenylephrine and ephedrine are the two most frequently used vasopressors to treat spinal hypotension during cesarean delivery. In this randomized double-blind study, we aimed to evaluate cardiac output (CO) changes with phenylephrine or ephedrine infusions titrated to maintain baseline systolic blood pressure (bSBP) during spinal anesthesia. Women (n = 40) scheduled for elective cesarean delivery received either phenylephrine 100 μg/min or ephedrine 5 mg/min infusions...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235510/effect-of-stellate-ganglion-block-on-hemodynamics-and-stress-responses-during-co2-pneumoperitoneum-in-elderly-patients
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Yong-Quan Chen, Yu-Yizi Xie, Bin Wang, Xiao-Ju Jin
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Elderly patients undergoing elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) were given right stellate ganglion block (RSGB) to observe its effects on the hemodynamics and stress response during carbon dioxide (CO2)-pneumoperitoneum. DESIGN: A randomized, single-blinded, and placebo-controlled study. SETTING: University-affiliated teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty patients (aged 65-78years; weight, 45-75kg; American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status classification, class I or II) undergoing elective LC...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231274/early-skin-to-skin-contact-after-cesarean-section-a-randomized-clinical-pilot-study
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Martina Kollmann, Lisa Aldrian, Anna Scheuchenegger, Eva Mautner, Sereina A Herzog, Berndt Urlesberger, Reinhard B Raggam, Uwe Lang, Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch, Philipp Klaritsch
OBJECTIVE: Early bonding by skin-to-skin contact (SSC) has been demonstrated to be beneficial for mothers and newborns following vaginal delivery. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of intraoperative bonding (early SSC) after cesarean section on neonatal adaptation, maternal pain and stress response. STUDY DESIGN: This prospective, randomized-controlled pilot study was performed at a single academic tertiary hospital (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University of Graz, Austria) between September 2013 and January 2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231078/effects-of-aerobic-exercise-training-on-ace-and-adrb2-gene-expression-plasma-angiotensin-ii-level-and-flow-mediated-dilation-a-study-on-obese-postmenopausal-women-with-prehypertension
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Noushin Azadpour, Bakhtyar Tartibian, Şükran Nazan Koşar
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of 10 weeks of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise training (MIET) on blood pressure (BP), angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) and β2-adrenergic receptor (ADRB2) gene expression in leukocytes, plasma angiotensin II (Ang II), and flow-mediated dilation (FMD) in obese postmenopausal women (PMW) with prehypertension. METHODS: Twenty-four obese prehypertensive PMW (aged 50-70 y; body mass index ≥30 kg/m) randomly assigned to control (n = 12) and exercise (n = 12) groups...
March 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228452/does-the-use-of-a-decision-aid-improve-decision-making-in-prosthetic-heart-valve-selection-a-multicenter-randomized-trial
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Nelleke M Korteland, Yunus Ahmed, David R Koolbergen, Marjan Brouwer, Frederiek de Heer, Jolanda Kluin, Eline F Bruggemans, Robert J M Klautz, Anne M Stiggelbout, Jeroen J J Bucx, Jolien W Roos-Hesselink, Peter Polak, Thanasie Markou, Inge van den Broek, Rene Ligthart, Ad J J C Bogers, Johanna J M Takkenberg
BACKGROUND: A Dutch online patient decision aid to support prosthetic heart valve selection was recently developed. A multicenter randomized controlled trial was conducted to assess whether use of the patient decision aid results in optimization of shared decision making in prosthetic heart valve selection. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a 5-center randomized controlled trial, patients were allocated to receive either standard preoperative care (control group) or additional access to the patient decision aid (intervention group)...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228294/cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-in-patients-with-mild-heart-failure-is-a-reversal-therapy
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REVIEW
Sadegh Ali-Hassan-Sayegh, Seyed Jalil Mirhosseini, Ali Akbar Karimi-Bondarabadi, Azadeh Sahidzadeh, Parisa Mahdavi, Mahbube Tahernejad, Safieyehsadat Heydari, Alexander Weymann, Mohamed Zeriouh, Anton Sabashnikov, Aron-Frederik Popov
This systematic review with meta-analysis sought to determine the efficacy, safety of implantation of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in mild heart failure (HF). Medline, Embase, Elsevier, and Sciences online database as well as Google scholar literature were used for selecting appropriate studies with randomized controlled design. The literature search of all major databases retrieved 2035 studies. After screening, a total of 10 trials were identified that reported outcomes of interest. Pooled analysis was performed on left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (P<0...
January 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225865/continuous-blood-purification-treatment-for-endotoxin-induced-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Y Jiang, R Lin, Y Xu, S Zhang, K Cui, M Zhu, A Li, C Chen, J Yang, W Yang
This study aimed to explore the effects of continuous blood purification (CBP) treatment in pigs affected with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). A total of 12 healthy male pigs, weighing 12±1.8 kg, were randomly and equally assigned to the control and experimental groups. The ARDS pig model was prepared by intravenous injections of endotoxin (20 µg/kg). The control group was given conventional supportive therapy, while the experimental group was given continuous veno-venous hemofiltration therapy...
February 16, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225475/stretching-exercises-improve-vascular-endothelial-dysfunction-through-attenuation-of-oxidative-stress-in-chronic-heart-failure-patients-with-an-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
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Michitaka Kato, Takashi Masuda, Michio Ogano, Kazuki Hotta, Hisato Takagi, Shinya Tanaka, Yumi Kamada, Ayako Akiyama, Daisuke Kamekawa, Ryosuke Shimizu, Minoru Tabata, Jun Tanabe, Takuya Umemoto
PURPOSE: Endurance training improves oxidative stress and vascular endothelial dysfunction in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). However, patients with CHF and an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillator (CRT-D) often avoid endurance training for fear of ICD shock. Recent studies have reported that stretching exercises enhance antioxidant activity and improve vascular responses. Therefore, we aimed to assess the effects of 4 weeks of stretching exercises on oxidative stress and vascular endothelial function in patients with CHF with an ICD or CRT-D...
March 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225185/preventive-effects-of-topical-washing-with-miconazole-nitrate-containing-soap-to-diaper-candidiasis-in-hospitalized-elderly-patients-a-prospective-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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Hidenori Takahashi, Noritaka Oyama, Izumi Tanaka, Michiko Hasegawa, Kaori Hirano, Chieko Shimada, Minoru Hasegawa
The objective of the present randomized, double-blind trial was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of daily washing with miconazole nitrate-containing soap for candidiasis at diaper-covered sites in elderly subjects under long-term inpatient care. To confirm the onset and disappearance of candidiasis, we microscopically evaluated the existence of the pseudohyphae and/or blastoconidia of Candida spp. We enrolled 75 elderly patients who wore diapers all day in the hospital or nursing home. Patients were randomly assigned to receive treatment with either miconazole soap or miconazole-free placebo soap, and 28 patients in the miconazole group and 27 patients in the placebo group were followed for 4 weeks...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225053/genetically-predicted-milk-consumption-and-bone-health-ischemic-heart-disease-and-type-2-diabetes-a-mendelian-randomization-study
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Q Yang, S L Lin, S L Au Yeung, M K Kwok, L Xu, G M Leung, C M Schooling
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Milk provides protein and micronutrients, and is recommended by some dietary guidelines, particularly for bone health. Meta-analysis of small randomized controlled trials suggests that milk may increase bone mineral density, but they are very heterogeneous. No randomized controlled trial has assessed the effects of milk on major chronic diseases. Previous Mendelian randomization studies of milk did not consider bone health, found no effects on ischemic heart disease (IHD) or type 2 diabetes (T2D) but higher body mass index...
February 22, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225023/traditional-chinese-medicine-suppresses-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-by-targeting-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinases-signaling-pathway-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Xingjiang Xiong, Xiaochen Yang, Lian Duan, Wei Liu, Yun Zhang, Yongmei Liu, Pengqian Wang, Shengjie Li, Xiaoke Li
Chinese herbal medicine Bu-Shen-Jiang-Ya decoction (BSJYD) is reported to be beneficial for hypertension. Over expression of extracellular signal regulated kinases (ERK) pathway plays an important role in left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). This study aimed to observe effects of BSJYD on LVH in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) and explore its possible mechanism on regulation of ERK pathway. Sixty 12-week-old SHRs were randomly allocated into 5 groups: BSJYD high dose group, middle dose group, low dose group, captopril group, and control group...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224950/effects-of-injection-site-splinting-on-the-incidence-of-phlebitis-in-patients-taking-peripherally-infused-amiodarone-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Farah Ayat-Isfahani, Mina Pashang, Bita Davoudi, Saeed Sadeghian, Arash Jalali
Intravenous amiodarone is considered an effective treatment option for cardiac ventricular and atrial arrhythmias. Peripheral infusion of amiodarone may cause blood vessels irritation and phlebitis that is the most common complication of this drug by this route even when it is administered within recommended dosing limits. The effect of injection-site splinting on the occurrence of phlebitis among a group of cardiac arrhythmia patients receiving peripherally infused amiodarone. This research is a clinical trial on patients of Tehran Heart Center who were hospitalized due to cardiac arrhythmias...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Nursing: Official Publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing
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