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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634151/speech-and-swallowing-abnormalities-in-adults-with-polg-associated-ataxia-polg-a
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Adam P Vogel, Natalie Rommel, Andreas Oettinger, Marius Horger, Patrick Krumm, Eva-Maria Kraus, Ludger Schöls, Matthis Synofzik
BACKGROUND: Mutations in the nuclear-encoded mitochondrial DNA polymerase gamma (POLG) can result in a wide spectrum of neurological deficits. A common presentation is progressive ataxia (POLG-A) which includes impaired speech and swallowing. The nature, severity and impact of these deficits in POLG-A is not known. A comprehensive quantitative and qualitative characterization of dysarthria and dysphagia in this recurrent ataxia disorder will assist in diagnostics, provide insights into the underlying pathology, and establish the foundation for future therapy trials...
June 17, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631682/-the-combined-treatment-of-dysphonia-in-the-subjects-engaged-in-the-voice-and-speech-professions
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Yu E Stepanova, T V Gotovyakhina, A A Korneenkov, E E Koren'
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the application of homeovox for the combined treatment of small vocal cord nodules and acute laryngitis in the professional voice users. A total of 40 subjects presenting with dysphonia were examined after they were divided into two study groups and two groups of comparison depending on the nosological form of the pathological condition. The subjects comprising the study groups were given traditional therapy in the combination with the intake of homeovox whereas the patients included in the two groups of comparison received the traditional treatment alone...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626811/the-enrich-study-to-evaluate-the-effectiveness-of-a-combination-intervention-package-to-improve-isoniazid-preventive-therapy-initiation-adherence-and-completion-among-people-living-with-hiv-in-ethiopia-rationale-and-design-of-a-mixed-methods-cluster-randomized
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Andrea A Howard, Yael Hirsch-Moverman, Suzue Saito, Tsigereda Gadisa, Amrita Daftary, Zenebe Melaku
BACKGROUND: Isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) prevents tuberculosis among HIV-positive individuals, however implementation is suboptimal. Implementation science studies are needed to identify interventions to address this evidence-to-program gap. OBJECTIVE: The ENRICH Study is a mixed methods cluster randomized trial aimed at evaluating the effectiveness and acceptability of a combination intervention package (CIP) to improve IPT implementation in Ethiopia. DESIGN: Ten health centers were randomized to receive the CIP or standard of care...
June 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620323/integrated-trauma-focused-cognitive-behavioural-therapy-for-post-traumatic-stress-and-psychotic-symptoms-a-case-series-study-using-imaginal-reprocessing-strategies
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Nadine Keen, Elaine C M Hunter, Emmanuelle Peters
Despite high rates of trauma in individuals with psychotic symptoms, post-traumatic stress symptoms are frequently overlooked in clinical practice. There is also reluctance to treat post-traumatic symptoms in case the therapeutic procedure of reprocessing the trauma exacerbates psychotic symptoms. Recent evidence demonstrates that it is safe to use reprocessing strategies in this population. However, most published studies have been based on treating post-traumatic symptoms in isolation from psychotic symptoms...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615149/cardiovascular-and-metabolic-effects-of-metformin-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-removal-a-double-blind-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
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John R Petrie, Nishi Chaturvedi, Ian Ford, Martijn C G J Brouwers, Nicola Greenlaw, Therese Tillin, Irene Hramiak, Alun D Hughes, Alicia J Jenkins, Barbara E K Klein, Ronald Klein, Teik C Ooi, Peter Rossing, Coen D A Stehouwer, Naveed Sattar, Helen M Colhoun
BACKGROUND: Metformin might reduce insulin requirement and improve glycaemia in patients with type 1 diabetes, but whether it has cardiovascular benefits is unknown. We aimed to investigate whether metformin treatment (added to titrated insulin therapy) reduced atherosclerosis, as measured by progression of common carotid artery intima-media thickness (cIMT), in adults with type 1 diabetes at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. METHODS: REMOVAL was a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial undertaken at 23 hospital diabetes clinics in five countries (Australia, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, and the UK)...
June 9, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606663/changes-after-voice-therapy-in-acoustic-voice-analysis-of-chinese-patients-with-voice-disorders
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Dan Lu, Fei Chen, Hui Yang, Rong Yu, Qi Zhou, Xinyuan Zhang, Jia Ren, Yitao Zheng, Xiaoyan Zhang, Jian Zou, Haiyang Wang, Jun Liu
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of voice therapy on patients with voice disorders by comparing the acoustic parameter changes before and after treatment. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective study. METHODS: Forty-five female patients with early-stage vocal nodules or polyps, postoperative patients, and patients with chronic laryngitis were divided into three subgroups. Videostroboscopic, acoustic analysis (fundamental frequency, jitter, shimmer, mean harmonics-to-noise ratio), and maximum phonation time (MPT) were measured before and after treatment...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605818/-phonomicrosurgery-a-retrospective-analysis-of-400-cases
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Rudolf Reiter, Thomas Hoffmann
Introduction Voice disorders caused by pseudotumors of the vocal folds or paralysis of the vocal folds with incomplete glottis closure frequently require phonomicrosurgery. These interventions were analyzed with regard to quality of voice after surgery and safety of the intervention. Methods Retrospective analysis of 400 consecutive phonomicrosurgery interventions. The following parameters were collected: distribution of pathologies of the vocal folds, rating of the voice quality by both the surgeon (RBH-system) and patient and videolaryngstroboscopy six weeks after the intervention compared to the state prior to surgery, complications and results of histological examination...
June 12, 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601293/from-dizziness-to-severe-ataxia-and-dysarthria-new-cases-of-anti-ca-arhgap26-autoantibody-associated-cerebellar-ataxia-suggest-a-broad-clinical-spectrum
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Ulrike Wallwitz, Sebastian Brock, Antje Schunck, Brigitte Wildemann, Sven Jarius, Frank Hoffmann
In 2010, a novel anti-neuronal autoantibody, termed anti-Ca, was described in a patient with subacute cerebellar ataxia, and Rho GTPase-activating protein 26 (ARHGAP26) was identified as the target antigen. Recently, three additional cases of anti-Ca-positive cerebellar ataxia have been published. In addition to ataxia, cognitive decline and depression have been observed in some patients. Here, we report two new cases of anti-Ca-associated autoimmune cerebellar ataxia. Patient 1 presented with dizziness and acute yet mild limb and gait ataxia...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600132/brentuximab-vedotin-or-physician-s-choice-in-cd30-positive-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphoma-alcanza-an-international-open-label-randomised-phase-3-multicentre-trial
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H Miles Prince, Youn H Kim, Steven M Horwitz, Reinhard Dummer, Julia Scarisbrick, Pietro Quaglino, Pier Luigi Zinzani, Pascal Wolter, Jose A Sanches, Pablo L Ortiz-Romero, Oleg E Akilov, Larisa Geskin, Judith Trotman, Kerry Taylor, Stephane Dalle, Michael Weichenthal, Jan Walewski, David Fisher, Brigitte Dréno, Rudolf Stadler, Tatyana Feldman, Timothy M Kuzel, Yinghui Wang, Maria Corinna Palanca-Wessels, Erin Zagadailov, William L Trepicchio, Wenwen Zhang, Hui-Min Lin, Yi Liu, Dirk Huebner, Meredith Little, Sean Whittaker, Madeleine Duvic
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous T-cell lymphomas are rare, generally incurable, and associated with reduced quality of life. Present systemic therapies rarely provide reliable and durable responses. We aimed to assess efficacy and safety of brentuximab vedotin versus conventional therapy for previously treated patients with CD30-positive cutaneous T-cell lymphomas. METHODS: In this international, open-label, randomised, phase 3, multicentre trial, we enrolled adult patients with CD30-positive mycosis fungoides or primary cutaneous anaplastic large-cell lymphoma who had been previously treated...
June 6, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596100/aerodynamic-patterns-in-patients-with-voice-disorders-a-retrospective-study
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Marina Gilman, Brian Petty, Carissa Maira, Madeleine Pethan, Lijia Wang, Edie R Hapner, Michael M Johns
OBJECTIVE: A recently published retrospective chart review of aerodynamic profiles of women with primary muscle tension dysphonia by Gillespie et al (2013) identified various relationships between mean airflow rate (MFR) and estimated subglottal pressure (est-Psub). The current retrospective study expanded the diagnostic categories to include all voice disorders referred for voice therapy. Three research questions were proposed: (1) Are there differences in the MFR and the est-Psub compared with the normal control group? (2) Within the disordered population, are there different variations in the pairing of MFR and est-Psub? (3) If these variations exist, are they diagnosis specific? METHODS: A retrospective chart review of patients seen for acoustic and aerodynamic voice assessment at the Emory Voice Center between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014, were examined for aerodynamic measures of est-Psub and MFR; of these, 192 met the inclusion criteria...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596099/-cold-steel-phonosurgery-of-reinke-edema-evaluated-by-the-multidimensional-voice-program
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Ylva Margareta Schyberg, Kristian Hveysel Bork, Martin Kryspin Sørensen, Niels Rasmussen
OBJECTIVES: "Cold-steel" phonosurgery (PS) of Reinke edema is challenging, as the delicate structures of the vocal folds are difficult to preserve. This study aimed to evaluate the results of PS using the Multidimensional Voice Program (MDVP) . MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2003 to 2007, 76 consecutive patients with Reinke edema were treated with PS for the first time. Reliable MDVP data were available in 37 female patients with both pre- and postoperative values in 14 patients...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596043/tildrakizumab-versus-placebo-or-etanercept-for-chronic-plaque-psoriasis-resurface-1-and-resurface-2-results-from-two-randomised-controlled-phase-3-trials
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Kristian Reich, Kim A Papp, Andrew Blauvelt, Stephen K Tyring, Rodney Sinclair, Diamant Thaçi, Kristine Nograles, Anish Mehta, Nicole Cichanowitz, Qing Li, Kenneth Liu, Carmen La Rosa, Stuart Green, Alexa B Kimball
BACKGROUND: Tildrakizumab is a high-affinity, humanised, IgG1 κ antibody targeting interleukin 23 p19 that represents an evolving treatment strategy in chronic plaque psoriasis. Previous research suggested clinical improvement with inhibition of interleukin 23 p19. We did two phase 3 trials to investigate whether tildrakizumab is superior to placebo and etanercept in the treatment of chronic plaque psoriasis. METHODS: We did two three-part, parallel group, double-blind, randomised controlled studies, reSURFACE 1 (at 118 sites in Australia, Canada, Japan, the UK, and the USA) and reSURFACE 2 (at 132 sites in Europe, Israel, and the USA)...
June 5, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580031/the-meaning-of-voices-in-understanding-and-treating-psychosis-moving-towards-intervention-informed-by-collaborative-formulation
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Aoife Lonergan
From a medical perspective, hearing voices is perceived as a symptom of mental illness and their content as largely irrelevant. The effectiveness of antipsychotic medication has made it central to the treatment of psychosis. However pharmacological treatment alone is rarely sufficient for this disabling condition. This review examined the feasibility of formulating an understanding of the meaning of voices in psychosis to inform intervention. Examination of the literature demonstrated the need for a paradigm shift to a recovery model, drawing on biopsychosocial factors in formulating an understanding of the meaning of voices in the context of a person's life...
May 2017: Europe's journal of psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579660/the-effects-of-psychotherapy-for-major-depressive-disorder-on-daily-mood-and-functioning-a-longitudinal-experience-sampling-study
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Kari M Eddington, Chris J Burgin, Paul J Silvia, Niloofar Fallah, Catherine Majestic, Thomas R Kwapil
Experience sampling methodology (ESM) was used in a randomized controlled trial of short-term therapy to examine changes in daily affect and reactivity to daily event appraisals among depressed patients. Fifty-five depressed adults (mean age 37 years, 80% female) were randomly assigned to one of two therapy conditions. Using an interactive voice response system, participants rated activities and emotional functioning eight times per day for seven days. Thirty-one participants completed treatment and repeated ESM post-treatment...
April 2017: Cognitive Therapy and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576675/buparlisib-plus-fulvestrant-versus-placebo-plus-fulvestrant-in-postmenopausal-hormone-receptor-positive-her2-negative-advanced-breast-cancer-belle-2-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-3-trial
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José Baselga, Seock-Ah Im, Hiroji Iwata, Javier Cortés, Michele De Laurentiis, Zefei Jiang, Carlos L Arteaga, Walter Jonat, Mark Clemons, Yoshinori Ito, Ahmad Awada, Stephen Chia, Agnieszka Jagiełło-Gruszfeld, Barbara Pistilli, Ling-Ming Tseng, Sara Hurvitz, Norikazu Masuda, Masato Takahashi, Peter Vuylsteke, Soulef Hachemi, Bharani Dharan, Emmanuelle Di Tomaso, Patrick Urban, Cristian Massacesi, Mario Campone
BACKGROUND: Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway activation is a hallmark of endocrine therapy-resistant, hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. This phase 3 study assessed the efficacy of the pan-PI3K inhibitor buparlisib plus fulvestrant in patients with advanced breast cancer, including an evaluation of the PI3K pathway activation status as a biomarker for clinical benefit. METHODS: The BELLE-2 trial was a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicentre study...
May 30, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575094/barriers-to-disseminating-brief-cbt-for-voices-from-a-lived-experience-and-clinician-perspective
#16
Cassie M Hazell, Clara Strauss, Kate Cavanagh, Mark Hayward
Access to psychological therapies continues to be poor for people experiencing psychosis. To address this problem, researchers are developing brief interventions that address the specific symptoms associated with psychosis, i.e., hearing voices. As part of the development work for a brief Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) intervention for voices we collected qualitative data from people who hear voices (study 1) and clinicians (study 2) on the potential barriers and facilitators to implementation and engagement...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570732/interventions-to-improve-oral-chemotherapy-safety-and-quality-a-systematic-review
#17
Jessica A Zerillo, Benjamin A Goldenberg, Ritesh R Kotecha, Alok K Tewari, Joseph O Jacobson, Monika K Krzyzanowska
Importance: With the growing use of oral chemotherapy, there is an urgent need to develop safe and effective systems to administer and manage these agents. A comprehensive synthesis of literature on oral chemotherapy care delivery programs to which clinicians can look for best practices is lacking. Objective: To summarize the peer-reviewed and gray literature on interventions to improve oral chemotherapy care delivery toward describing best practices and identifying current gaps...
June 1, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570248/the-international-consolidated-venous-ulcer-guideline-update-2015-process-improvement-evidence-analysis-and-future-goals
#18
Kara S Couch, Lisa Corbett, Lisa Gould, Susan Girolami, Laura Bolton
In 2015, members of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC), Wound Healing Society, and the Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy formed the International Consolidated Guidelines Taskforce to update the AAWC Venous Ulcer Guidelines to the collaborative, intersociety, endorsed International Consolidated Venous Ulcer Guideline. This "guideline of guidelines" integrates recommendations from all relevant, published evidence-based guidelines on venous ulcer care and prevention. The update process was conducted in accordance with the National Guideline Clearinghouse inclusion criteria and was informed by a systematic review of the evidence, with additional content validation of each venous ulcer management recommendation...
May 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555273/effects-of-transcutaneous-electrical-stimulation-on-vocal-folds-adduction
#19
Sadegh Seifpanahi, Farzad Izadi, Ali-Ashraf Jamshidi, Nasrin Shirmohammadi
According to most previous studies, inducing movements in internal laryngeal muscles by transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TES) was impossible. However, the movements have been reported after using needle electrodes inserted into the internal superior laryngeal nerve (ISLN). Herein, we aimed to apply an innovative TES protocol to cause movements in vocal folds. A short duration and high frequency electrical current was applied by two surface electrodes just above the entrance of ISLN to larynx. The subjects were 32 normal participants (mean age = 23...
May 29, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545978/benralizumab-for-patients-with-mild-to-moderate-persistent-asthma-bise-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-3-trial
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Gary T Ferguson, J Mark FitzGerald, Eugene R Bleecker, Michel Laviolette, David Bernstein, Craig LaForce, Lyndon Mansfield, Peter Barker, Yanping Wu, Maria Jison, Mitchell Goldman
BACKGROUND: Benralizumab is a humanised, anti-interleukin 5 receptor α monoclonal antibody that directly and rapidly depletes eosinophils, reduces asthma exacerbations, and improves lung function for patients with severe eosinophilic asthma. The objective of this trial was to assess the safety and efficacy of benralizumab for patients with mild to moderate, persistent asthma. METHODS: In this randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial, we recruited patients aged 18-75 years, weighing at least 40 kg, and with a postbronchodilator reversibility in forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) of at least 12% at screening, from 52 clinical research centres in six countries...
May 22, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
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