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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331073/cerebrospinal-fluid-macrophage-biomarkers-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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A G Thompson, E Gray, M-L Thézénas, P D Charles, S Evetts, M T Hu, K Talbot, R Fischer, B M Kessler, M R Turner
Objective The neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a heterogeneous clinical syndrome involving multiple molecular pathways. The development of biomarkers for use in therapeutic trials is a priority. We sought to use a high-throughput proteomic method to identify novel biomarkers in individual cerebrospinal fluid samples. Methods Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry with label-free quantification was used to identify cerebrospinal fluid proteins using samples from a well-characterised longitudinal cohort comprising patients with ALS (n=43), the upper motor neuron variant primary lateral sclerosis (PLS, n=6), cross-sectional healthy (n=20) and disease controls (Parkinsons's n=20, ALS mimic disorders n=12)...
January 13, 2018: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330776/second-hand-exposure-of-staff-administering-vaporised-cannabinoid-products-to-patients-in-a-hospital-setting
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Nadia Solowij, Peter Galettis, Samantha J Broyd, Peter de Krey, Jennifer H Martin
BACKGROUND: In many health settings, administration of medicinal cannabis poses significant implementation barriers including drug storage and safety for administering staff and surrounding patients. Different modes of administration also provide different yet potentially significant issues. One route that has become of clinical interest owing to the rapid onset of action and patient control of the inhaled amount (via breath timing and depth) is that of vaporisation of cannabinoid products...
January 12, 2018: Drugs in R&D
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330380/automatic-segmentation-of-the-solid-core-and-enclosed-vessels-in-subsolid-pulmonary-nodules
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Jean-Paul Charbonnier, Kaman Chung, Ernst T Scholten, Eva M van Rikxoort, Colin Jacobs, Nicola Sverzellati, Mario Silva, Ugo Pastorino, Bram van Ginneken, Francesco Ciompi
Subsolid pulmonary nodules are commonly encountered in lung cancer screening and clinical routine. Compared to other nodule types, subsolid nodules are associated with a higher malignancy probability for which the size and mass of the nodule and solid core are important indicators. However, reliably measuring these characteristics on computed tomography (CT) can be hampered by the presence of vessels encompassed by the nodule, since vessels have similar CT attenuation as solid cores. This can affect treatment decisions and patient management...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330101/telephone-based-weight-loss-support-for-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-a-pragmatic-randomized-controlled-trial
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Kate M O'Brien, John Wiggers, Amanda Williams, Elizabeth Campbell, Rebecca K Hodder, Luke Wolfenden, Sze Lin Yoong, Emma K Robson, Robin Haskins, Steven J Kamper, Chris Rissel, Christopher M Williams
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of telephone-based weight loss support in reducing the intensity of knee pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis, who are overweight or obese, compared to usual care. DESIGN: We conducted a parallel randomized controlled trial (RCT), embedded within a cohort multiple RCT of patients on a waiting list for outpatient orthopaedic consultation at a tertiary referral hospital in NSW, Australia. Patients with knee osteoarthritis, classified as overweight or obese (body mass index between ≥27kg/m2 and <40kg/m2) were randomly allocated to receive referral to an existing non-disease specific government funded 6-month telephone-based weight management and healthy lifestyle service or usual care...
January 9, 2018: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330083/rationale-and-design-of-the-clinic-and-community-approaches-to-healthy-weight-randomized-trial
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Lauren Fiechtner, Meghan Perkins, Vincent Biggs, Nancy Langhans, Mona Sharifi, Giselle O'Connor, Sarah Price, Joseph Locascio, Karen Kuhlthau, Jo-Ann Kwass, Candace Nelson, Thomas Land, Matt Longjohn, Valerie Lawson, Katherine Hohman, Elsie M Taveras
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of family-centered, pediatric weight management programs in reducing childhood obesity. Yet, programs to optimize the care of low-income children with obesity are needed. We sought to examine the comparative effectiveness of two, potentially scalable pediatric weight management programs delivered to low-income children in a clinical or community setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Clinic and Community Approaches to Healthy Weight trial is a randomized trial in two communities in Massachusetts that serve a large population of low-income children and families...
January 9, 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329957/safety-and-tolerability-of-a-novel-polyclonal-human-anti-mers-coronavirus-antibody-produced-from-transchromosomic-cattle-a-phase-1-randomised-double-blind-single-dose-escalation-study
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John H Beigel, Jocelyn Voell, Parag Kumar, Kanakatte Raviprakash, Hua Wu, Jin-An Jiao, Eddie Sullivan, Thomas Luke, Richard T Davey
BACKGROUND: Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a severe respiratory illness with an overall mortality of 35%. There is no licensed or proven treatment. Passive immunotherapy approaches are being developed to prevent and treat several human medical conditions where alternative therapeutic options are absent. We report the safety of a fully human polyclonal IgG antibody (SAB-301) produced from the hyperimmune plasma of transchromosomic cattle immunised with a MERS coronavirus vaccine...
January 9, 2018: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329657/the-development-and-trial-of-an-unmanned-aerial-system-for-the-measurement-of-methane-flux-from-landfill-and-greenhouse-gas-emission-hotspots
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Grant Allen, Peter Hollingsworth, Khristopher Kabbabe, Joseph R Pitt, Mohammed I Mead, Samuel Illingworth, Gareth Roberts, Mark Bourn, Dudley E Shallcross, Carl J Percival
This paper describes the development of a new sampling and measurement method to infer methane flux using proxy measurements of CO2 concentration and wind data recorded by Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The flux method described and trialed here is appropriate to the spatial scale of landfill sites and analogous greenhouse gas emission hotspots, making it an important new method for low-cost and rapid case study quantification of fluxes from currently uncertain (but highly important) greenhouse gas sources...
January 9, 2018: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329288/soil-transmitted-helminth-infection-loss-of-education-and-cognitive-impairment-in-school-aged-children-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Noel Pabalan, Eloisa Singian, Lani Tabangay, Hamdi Jarjanazi, Michael J Boivin, Amara E Ezeamama
BACKGROUND: Evidence of an adverse influence of soil transmitted helminth (STH) infections on cognitive function and educational loss is equivocal. Prior meta-analyses have focused on randomized controlled trials only and have not sufficiently explored the potential for disparate influence of STH infection by cognitive domain. We re-examine the hypothesis that STH infection is associated with cognitive deficit and educational loss using data from all primary epidemiologic studies published between 1992 and 2016...
January 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327978/in-vivo-cyp3a-activity-in-palliative-care-patients-study-protocol-for-a-single-arm-prospective-trial
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Marcus J P Geist, Hubert J Bardenheuer, Jürgen Burhenne, Gerd Mikus
BACKGROUND: Drug interactions are a common cause for escalation of debilitating symptoms in palliative care patients. CYP3A is the most relevant CYP enzyme in humans involved in metabolism of about half of all available pharmaceuticals. OBJECTIVE: To increase knowledge about the CYP3A enzyme and the impact of drug interactions on its activity to improve dosing in palliative care patients. DESIGN: The prospective clinical trial uses a secure method of analyzing CYP3A activity in humans: Administration of a marker substance followed by the determination of its blood concentrations as well as the concentrations of its metabolite at certain points of time and corresponding metabolic clearance calculations...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327406/short-and-medium-term-efficacy-of-sodium-glucose-co-transporter-2-sglt-2-inhibitors-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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Matteo Monami, Francesco Liistro, Alessia Scatena, Besmir Nreu, Edoardo Mannucci
AIMS: Sodium glucose co-transport-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors reduce tubular glucose reabsorption, producing a reduction of blood glucose without stimulating insulin release. Aim of this meta-analysis is the systematic collection of available data from randomized trials, in order to establish the durability of the efficacy of SGLT-2 inhibitors on glycemic control and body mass index. METHODS: A meta-analysis was performed including all trials with a duration of at least 12 weeks, comparing SGLT-2 inhibitors with a non-SGLT-2 inhibitor agents in type 2 diabetes...
January 12, 2018: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326898/effect-of-10-weight-loss-on-simulated-taekwondo-match-performance-a-randomized-trial
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Leonardo de Sousa Fortes, Gustavo César de Vasconcelos, Bruna Daniella de Vasconcelos Costa, Pedro Pinheiro Paes, Emerson Franchini
The objective of the present study was to analyze the effect of 10% body mass reduction on simulated taekwondo match performance. Thirty-one male taekwondo athletes were randomly distributed in two groups: weight loss group (n= 15) - athletes in this group reduced 5% body mass per week during two successive weeks, totaling 10% body mass reduction; control group (n= 16) - athletes in this group kept their body mass constant during the 2-week period. Twenty-four hours before and after this period, athletes performed a simulated 3-round taekwondo match (6 min)...
December 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326421/vitamin-d3-fortified-milk-did-not-affect-glycemic-control-lipid-profile-and-anthropometric-measures-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-triple-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
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Saedeh Salehi, Fatemeh Sadeghi, Masoumeh Akhlaghi, Mohammad Amin Hanifpour, Mahdi Roshanzamir
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The effect of vitamin D on glycemic status of diabetes patients is controversial. The objective was to assess the effect of vitamin D3-fortified milk on cardiometabolic markers of patients with type 2 diabetes. SUBJECTS/METHODS: In this randomized triple-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 102 patients (34 males and 68 females) aged 31-74 years with type 2 diabetes were randomized to receive either 250 ml unfortified or 250 ml 1000 IU vitamin D3-fortified milk daily for 9 weeks...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326420/fasting-and-glucose-induced-thermogenesis-in-response-to-three-ambient-temperatures-a-randomized-crossover-trial-in-the-metabolic-syndrome
#13
K Pathak, R J Woodman, A P James, M J Soares
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Cold exposure increases thermogenesis and could improve insulin sensitivity. We hypothesized a blunted response in the metabolic syndrome (MetS). SUBJECTS/METHODS: Twenty older adults 59 ± 10.4 years (with MetS, MetS+, n = 9; without MetS, MetS-, n = 11) completed a randomized crossover design of 3.5 h exposures to 20, 25 and 27 °C on three visits. After an hour's rest at the desired temperature, resting metabolic rate (RMR), respiratory quotient (RQ), forearm to fingertip gradients (FFG), and in the ear temperature (IET) were measured over 30 min...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326333/comet-a-multicomponent-home-based-disease-management-programme-versus-routine-care-in-severe-copd
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Romain Kessler, Pere Casan-Clara, Dieter Koehler, Silvia Tognella, Jose Luis Viejo, Roberto W Dal Negro, Salvador Díaz-Lobato, Karina Reissig, José Miguel Rodríguez González-Moro, Gilles Devouassoux, Jean-Michel Chavaillon, Pierre Botrus, Jean-Michel Arnal, Julio Ancochea, Anne Bergeron-Lafaurie, Carlos De Abajo, Winfried J Randerath, Andreas Bastian, Christian G Cornelissen, Georg Nilius, Joëlle B Texereau, Jean Bourbeau
The COPD Patient Management European Trial (COMET) investigated the efficacy and safety of a home-based COPD disease management intervention for severe COPD patients.The study was an international open-design clinical trial in COPD patients (forced expiratory volume in 1 s <50% of predicted value) randomised 1:1 to the disease management intervention or to the usual management practices at the study centre. The disease management intervention included a self-management programme, home telemonitoring, care coordination and medical management...
January 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326093/face-to-face-versus-mobile-versus-blended-weight-loss-program-randomized-clinical-trial
#15
Emalie Hurkmans, Christophe Matthys, An Bogaerts, Leonie Scheys, Karlien Devloo, Jan Seghers
BACKGROUND: Conventional face-to-face weight loss and weight control programs are very labor intensive for both the patient and the provider. It is unclear to what extent conventional programs can be (partially) completed by mobile health (mHealth) apps. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of different weight loss programs using a combination of conventional and mobile programs among adults who are overweight (body mass index [BMI]>29 kg/m²)...
January 11, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326022/the-effects-of-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-on-eating-behaviors-and-body-weight-in-obesity-a-randomized-controlled-study
#16
Se-Hong Kim, Ju-Hye Chung, Tae-Hong Kim, Seong Hoon Lim, Youngkook Kim, Yun-Ah Lee, Sang-Wook Song
BACKGROUND: Although some studies have reported significant reductions in food cravings following repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), none have examined changes in body weight. OBJECTIVE: We conducted 2-week randomized, sham-controlled, single-blind, parallel-group trial to examine the effect of rTMS on body weight in obese patients. METHODS: Sixty obese patients (body mass index [BMI] ≥25 kg/m2) aged between 18 and 65 years were recruited...
December 1, 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326015/ecchymosis-and-or-haematoma-formation-after-prophylactic-administration-of-subcutaneous-enoxaparin-in-the-abdomen-or-arm-of-the-critically-ill-patient
#17
R Jareño-Collado, M M Sánchez-Sánchez, M P Fraile-Gamo, N García-Crespo, S Barba-Aragón, H Bermejo-García, R Sánchez-Izquierdo, E I Sánchez-Muñoz, A López-López, S Arias-Rivera
INTRODUCTION: Ecchymosis and/or haematoma are the most common adverse events after subcutaneous administration of low molecular weight heparin. There is no strong recommendation as to the puncture site. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the adverse events, ecchymosis and/or haematoma after the administration of prophylactic subcutaneous enoxaparin in the abdomen vs the arm in the critically ill patient. METHODOLOGY: A randomised, two-arm clinical trial (injection in the abdomen vs the arm), performed between July 2014 and January 2017, in an 18-bed, polyvalent intensive care unit...
January 8, 2018: Enfermería Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325772/the-association-of-snp276g-t-at-adiponectin-gene-with-insulin-resistance-and-circulating-adiponectin-in-response-to-two-different-hypocaloric-diets
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Daniel Antonio de Luis, Olatz Izaola, David Primo, R Aller, A Ortola, E Gómez, J J Lopez
BACKGROUND: Several adiponectin gene (ADIPOQ) single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPS) have been related with adiponectin levels and risk for obesity. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to analyze the effect of rs1501299 ADIPOQ gene polymorphism and dietary intake on total adiponectin levels and insulin resistance after two hypocaloric diets in obese subjects. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A Caucasian population of 284 obese patients was enrolled in a randomized clinical trial with two hypocaloric diets (I: moderate carbohydrates vs II: low fat)...
January 8, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325707/successful-creation-of-pancreatic-cancer-organoids-by-means-of-eus-guided-fine-needle-biopsy-for-personalized-cancer-treatment
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Herve Tiriac, Juan Carlos Bucobo, Demetrios Tzimas, Suman Grewel, Joseph F Lacomb, Leahana M Rowehl, Satish Nagula, Maoxin Wu, Joseph Kim, Aaron Sasson, Shivakumar Vignesh, Laura Martello, Maria Munoz-Sagastibelza, Jonathan Somma, David A Tuveson, Ellen Li, Jonathan M Buscaglia
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Pancreatic cancer organoids are tumor models of individualized human pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA), created from surgical specimens and used for personalized treatment strategies. Unfortunately the vast majority of patients with PDA are not operative candidates. Creation of human PDA organoids at the time of initial tumor diagnosis is therefore critical. Our aim was to assess the feasibility of creating human PDA organoids by EUS fine-needle biopsy (EUS-FNB) in patients with PDA...
January 8, 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325517/a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial-evaluating-the-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-the-daily-mile-on-childhood-obesity-and-wellbeing-the-birmingham-daily-mile-protocol
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Katie Breheny, Peymane Adab, Sandra Passmore, James Martin, Emma Lancashire, Karla Hemming, Emma Frew
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity prevention is a public health priority. Children spend a large proportion of their waking time in school; therefore this is an appropriate setting to implement obesity prevention initiatives. Anecdotal reports suggest that implementing The Daily Mile in schools has had positive effects on childhood obesity, academic attainment and wellbeing. This trial aims to measure the effectiveness of The Daily Mile for improving health and wellbeing. METHODS: This protocol describes a cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT) in 40 primary schools located in Birmingham, UK...
January 11, 2018: BMC Public Health
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