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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646811/alternative-therapy-for-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome-a-1-year-single-blind-randomized-trial-of-tui-na
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Cheng-Nan Lu, Michael Friedman, Hsin-Ching Lin, Kuo-Wei Bi, Tun-Pin Hsueh, Hsueh-Wen Chang, Mao-Chang Su, Meng-Chih Lin
Context • Obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is among the most prevalent of sleep-related breathing disorders. No long-term follow-up studies have documented the continued success of lifestyle changes in treatment; oral appliances have an approximate 50% success rate; compliance with continuous positive airway pressure is poor, ranging from 50% to 89%; and the success rate of upper-airway surgery is only 66.4%. Therefore, some OSAHS patients seek alternative treatments. Objectives • The study intended to examine the efficacy of traditional Chinese therapeutic massage (tui na) for patients with OSAHS...
July 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646722/radiation-therapy-utilization-and-outcomes-for-older-women-with-breast-cancer-impact-of-molecular-subtype-and-tumor-grade
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Waqar Haque, Denley Ming Kee Yuan, Vivek Verma, E Brian Butler, Bin S Teh, Lee Wiederhold, Sandra Hatch
BACKGROUND: Radiation therapy (RT) utilization for elderly women with respect to human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) receptor status has not been evaluated. Our purpose was to determine differences in RT utilization and breast cancer specific survival (BCSS) for elderly breast cancer patients with distinct molecular biomarkers. METHODS: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database was queried for women ≥70 years of age diagnosed with T1N0M0 breast cancer between 2010 and 2013 receiving breast conservation...
June 21, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645668/titration-technique-using-endoscopy-for-an-oral-appliance-treatment-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#3
Kentaro Okuno, Kazuki Ikai, Erika Matsumura-Ai, Takafumi Araie
The degree of mandibular protrusion for an oral appliance (OA) should be customized for each patient with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This article describes the mandibular titration technique for OAs to effectively treat OSA by using endoscopy to evaluate the change in the airway at the velopharynx. This technique may minimize the degree of mandible protrusion and contribute to both the efficacy of and compliance with OA therapy.
June 20, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645270/qualitative-modification-and-development-of-patient-and-caregiver-reported-outcome-measures-for-iron-chelation-therapy
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Erica G Horodniceanu, Vasudha Bal, Harman Dhatt, John A Carter, Vicky Huang, Kathryn Lasch
BACKGROUND: Compliance, palatability, gastrointestinal (GI) symptom, and treatment satisfaction patient- and observer-reported outcome (PRO, ObsRO) measures were developed/modified for patients with transfusion-dependent anemias or myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) requiring iron chelation therapy (ICT). METHODS: This qualitative cross-sectional observational study used grounded theory data collection and analysis methods and followed PRO/ObsRO development industry guidance...
June 23, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645268/how-can-technology-enhance-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-the-case-of-pediatric-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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Lidewij H Wolters, Vivian Op de Beek, Bernhard Weidle, Norbert Skokauskas
Many children with mental health disorders do not receive adequate treatment due to the uneven dissemination of resources, and other barriers to treatment. In the case of pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder treatment progress is also hindered by partial or non-response to treatment in addition to poor compliance. This debate paper focuses on new technologies as a potential vehicle to address the challenges faced by traditional treatment, with special reference to cognitive behavioral therapy for pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder...
June 23, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644575/comparison-of-10-days-levofloxacin-bismuth-based-quadruple-therapy-and-levofloxacin-based-triple-therapy-for-helicobacter-pylori-therapy
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Tzung-Shiun Wu, Ping-I Hsu, Chao-Hung Kuo, Huang-Ming Hu, I-Chen Wu, Sophie S W Wang, Yen-Hsu Chen, Deng-Chyang Wu, Wei-Wen Su, Fu-Chen Kuo
BACKGROUND: This was a prospective study, the aid was to prove if levofloxacin plus Bismuth-based quadruple therapy was more effective than levofloxacin-based triple therapy after failure of first-line therapies. METHODS: We collected total of 67 patients, who was infected by H.pylori. Patients were enrolled and were randomly assigned to two groups; one was levofloxacin plus Bismuth-based quadruple therapy (RBAL group) (Rabeprazole 20 mg b.i.d., bismuth subcitrate 120 mg q...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643749/treatment-of-high-risk-neuroblastoma-national-protocol-results-of-the-turkish-pediatric-oncology-group
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Serap Aksoylar, Ali Varan, Canan Vergin, Volkan Hazar, Ferhan Akici, Ayhan Dagdemir, Mustafa Buyukavci, Rejin Kebudi, Nilgun Kurucu, Betul Sevinir, Emel Unal, Sema Vural, Elif Guler, Hilmi Apak, Haldun Oniz, Ceyda Karadeniz, Cengiz Canpolat, Sema Anak, Inci Ilhan, Dilek Ince, Emre Cecen, Nur Olgun
BACKGROUND: The national protocol aimed to improve the outcome of the high risk neuroblastoma patients by high-dose chemotherapy and stem cell rescue with intensive multimodal therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After the 6 induction chemotherapy cycles, patients without disease progression were nonrandomly (by physicians' and/or parent's choices) allocated into two treatment arms, which were designed to continue the conventional chemotherapy (CCT), or myeloablative therapy with autologous stem cell rescue (ASCR)...
April 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642709/new-frontiers-in-the-pathobiology-and-treatment-of-cancer-regimen-related-mucosal-injury
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REVIEW
Marika Cinausero, Giuseppe Aprile, Paola Ermacora, Debora Basile, Maria G Vitale, Valentina Fanotto, Giuseppe Parisi, Lorenzo Calvetti, Stephen T Sonis
Mucositis is a common complication of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and targeted agents. It often affects compliance to anticancer therapies as it frequently causes schedule delays, interruptions or discontinuations of treatment. Moreover, the economic impact related to the management of mucositis is topical and several estimations of additional hospital costs due to this clinical condition have been recently reported. The ability to determine risk factors for mucositis, to early detect its onset, to assess correctly the degree of this toxicity and to plan its multidisciplinary management are all key elements to guarantee the quality of life of patients and to avoid useless dose reduction or interruption of treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641817/-preventing-violence-in-schizophrenia-with-cognitive-remediation
#9
C Darmedru, C Demily, N Franck
OBJECTIVES: The association between schizophrenia and violence represents an important issue in psychiatry. Often highly publicized, violent acts raise the question of their detection, prevention, management and treatment. There is no single, direct and exclusive link between aggressiveness and the underlying psychiatric disorder. On the contrary, the processes underlying this violence are multiple and interlinked. In addition to static and dynamic risk factors, cognitive deficits play an important role in the genesis and maintenance of violent and aggressive behavior...
June 19, 2017: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638586/clarithromycin-versus-gemifloxacin-in-quadruple-therapeutic-regimens-for-helicobacter-pylori-infection-eradication
#10
Fariborz Mansour-Ghanaei, Zahra Pedarpour, Afshin Shafaghi, Farahnaz Joukar
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is a major casual factor in any peptic diseases. Clarithromycin as one of the drugs recommended for the infection eradication regimen has shown different levels of resistance. The present study is comparing the effectiveness of clarithromycin- and gemifloxacin - based quadruple regimens in H. pylori eradication. METHODS This was a prospective double blind randomized clinical trial on patients with clear indication of H. pylori eradication. The patients were randomly divided into two groups: "BPAC group" treated with bismuth subcitrate (240 mg), pantoprazole (20 mg), amoxicillin (1 gr), and clarithromycin (500 mg), all twice daily, and the "BPAG group" treated with bismuth subcitrate, pantoprazole, and amoxicillin with same doses as "BPAC group" and gemifloxacin (320 mg daily) all for 10 days...
April 2017: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636403/applying-precision-medicine-to-trial-design-using-physiology-extracorporeal-co2-removal-for-ards
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Ewan C Goligher, Marcelo B P Amato, Arthur S Slutsky
In clinical trials of therapies for ARDS, the average treatment effect in the study population may be attenuated because individual patient responses vary widely. This inflates sample size requirements and increases the cost and difficulty of conducting successful clinical trials. One solution is to enrich the study population with patients most likely to benefit based on predicted patient response to treatment (predictive enrichment). In this perspective, we apply the precision medicine paradigm to the emerging use of extracorporeal CO2 removal (ECCO2R) for ultra-protective ventilation in ARDS...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634730/phase-iii-trial-comparing-uft%C3%A2-%C3%A2-psk-to-uft%C3%A2-%C3%A2-lv-in-stage-iib-iii-colorectal-cancer-mcsgo-cctg
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Yasuhiro Miyake, Junichi Nishimura, Takeshi Kato, Masataka Ikeda, Masaki Tsujie, Taishi Hata, Ichiro Takemasa, Tsunekazu Mizushima, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Mitsugu Sekimoto, Riichiro Nezu, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori
PURPOSE: Oral adjuvant uracil and tegafur plus leucovorin (UFT/LV) is not inferior to standard weekly fluorouracil and folinate for stage II/III colon cancer. However, protein-bound polysaccharide K (PSK) has been evaluated as postoperative adjuvant therapy for colorectal cancer. This report is the first of MCSGO-CCTG, which compared UFT/LV to UFT/PSK as adjuvant chemotherapy for stage IIB or III colorectal cancer in patients who had undergone Japanese D2/D3 lymph node dissection. METHODS: The primary endpoint was the 3-year disease-free survival (DFS)...
June 20, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633040/hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-training-challenges-and-potential-opportunities-through-networking-and-integration-of-modern-technologies-to-the-practice-setting
#13
REVIEW
Mohamed A Kharfan-Dabaja, Mahmoud Aljurf
Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), particularly allogeneic HCT, is a complex and a high-risk procedure requiring expertise to manage potential treatment complications. Published data supports the value of quality management systems in improving post-transplant outcomes; however, there are no universally established, or agreed upon, criteria to assess adequacy of training of physicians, transplant or nontransplant, and supporting staff, among others. It is of paramount importance for transplant centers to identify the needed area(s) of expertise in order to seek appropriate training for their staff...
June 13, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631904/-analysis-of-factors-affecting-the-compliance-with-medical-therapy-for-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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V A Malkhasyan, P I Rasner, A R Gevorkyan, I V Semenyakin, A V Tedeev, D Yu Pushkar
AIM: To investigate factors affecting the compliance of patients with the combination therapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four hundred BPH outpatients treated with combination therapy were surveyed. RESULTS: The absolute majority of patients (76.16%) expected a quick positive result. 10.47% viewed their disease as too advanced, did not believe in the effectiveness of medical therapy and believed the surgery to be the only treatment option...
June 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631765/-noninvasive-ventilation-and-sedation-evidence-and-practical-tools-for-its-utilization
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Ilaria Battistoni, Marco Marini, Giorgio Caretta, Fabio Vagnarelli, Fabiana Lucà, Emilia Biscottini, Alberto Lavorgna, Vincenza Procaccini, Letizia Riva, Gabriele Vianello, Nadia Aspromonte, Massimo Iacoviello, Renata De Maria, Serafina Valente, Michele Massimo Gulizia
Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) has gained increased acceptance inside the critical area, since it has been shown to be effective in reducing or avoiding the need for oro-tracheal intubation. NIV efficacy is dependent on the selection of the appropriate patients and on their compliance to therapy. Actually, full collaboration is not easily reached especially in agitated patients.Sedation during NIV is useful to reduce the rate of treatment failure, but robust data to guide the development of best practice are limited and sometimes local customs appear to exert a strong influence on patterns of care...
June 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631492/the-efficacy-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-therapy-in-reducing-cardiovascular-events-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-systematic-review
#16
Christine Parsons, Sorcha Allen, James Parish, Farouk Mookadam, Martina Mookadam
Prospective studies show an association between obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the treatment of choice and effectively reduces subjective sleepiness and apneic and hypopneic events. However, randomized trials have not shown a reduction in cardiovascular outcomes with CPAP therapy. We review the past 10 years of randomized trial evidence regarding the therapeutic efficacy of CPAP on cardiovascular outcomes and mortality in adults with obstructive sleep apnea...
June 20, 2017: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629607/post-operative-management-of-perforated-appendicitis-can-clinical-pathways-improve-outcomes
#17
Robert R Gerard, Barrett A Kielhorn, Laurence E McCahill, Brent Petersen, Andrew J Mullard
BACKGROUND: We sought to decrease organ space infection (OSI) following appendectomy for perforated acute appendicitis (PAA) by minimizing variation in clinical management. OBJECTIVE: A postoperative treatment pathway was developed and four recommendations were implemented: 1) clear documentation of post-operative diagnosis, 2) patients with unknown perforation status to be treated as perforated pending definitive diagnosis, 3) antibiotic therapy to be continued post operatively for 4-7 days after SIRS resolution, and 4) judicious use of abdominal computed tomography (CT) scanning prior to post-operative day 5...
June 10, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629510/screening-strategies-for-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-cost-effectiveness-analysis
#18
Nicky J Welton, Alexandra McAleenan, Howard Hz Thom, Philippa Davies, Will Hollingworth, Julian Pt Higgins, George Okoli, Jonathan Ac Sterne, Gene Feder, Diane Eaton, Aroon Hingorani, Christopher Fawsitt, Trudie Lobban, Peter Bryden, Alison Richards, Reecha Sofat
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common cardiac arrhythmia that increases the risk of thromboembolic events. Anticoagulation therapy to prevent AF-related stroke has been shown to be cost-effective. A national screening programme for AF may prevent AF-related events, but would involve a substantial investment of NHS resources. OBJECTIVES: To conduct a systematic review of the diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) of screening tests for AF, update a systematic review of comparative studies evaluating screening strategies for AF, develop an economic model to compare the cost-effectiveness of different screening strategies and review observational studies of AF screening to provide inputs to the model...
May 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628930/-rational-use-of-antibiotics-data-form-a-survey-from-2014-within-the-mrdo-network-compared-to-nationwide-data-from-2009
#19
Luba Lendowski, Peter Walger, Christoph Hoeser, Martin Exner, Claudia Roesing, Steffen Engelhart
Introduction To combat multi-resistant gram-negative bacteria as the cause of life-threatening infections, antibiotic stewardship activities are of great importance. Objective To detect weaknesses when prescribing antibiotics in hospitals and compare the situation between 2009 and 2014. Methods In 2014, a questionnaire was sent to all 380 physicians employed in 7 hospitals. Primary, secondary and tertiary care hospitals were included. Investigated were: demographic data, position, certified specialization, presence of antibiotic prescription rules and behavior to follow them...
June 19, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628223/unsuccessful-treatment-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-endocarditis-with-dalbavancin
#20
J M Steele, R W Seabury, C M Hale, B T Mogle
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Limited evidence describes dalbavancin use in infective endocarditis (IE). CASE DESCRIPTION: A 27-year-old pregnant female received 4 weeks of dalbavancin for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia and tricuspid valve IE after conventional therapy was no longer an option due to non-compliance. Despite having a smaller cardiac vegetation following dalbavancin, she was bacteraemic <2 weeks later with vancomycin-intermediate (VISA) and telavancin-non-susceptible S...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
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