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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240563/multiparametric-mr-imaging-of-diffusion-and-perfusion-in-contrast-enhancing-and-nonenhancing-components-in-patients-with-glioblastoma
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Natalie R Boonzaier, Timothy J Larkin, Tomasz Matys, Anouk van der Hoorn, Jiun-Lin Yan, Stephen J Price
Purpose To determine whether regions of low apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) with high relative cerebral blood volume (rCBV) represented elevated choline (Cho)-to-N-acetylaspartate (NAA) ratio (hereafter, Cho/NAA ratio) and whether their volumes correlated with progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in patients with glioblastoma (GBM). Materials and Methods This retrospective analysis was approved by the local research ethics committee. Volumetric analysis of imaging data from 43 patients with histologically confirmed GBM was performed...
February 27, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240420/clinical-utility-of-multipolar-ablation-with-a-three-dimensional-simulator-system-for-patients-with-liver-cancer
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Masashi Hirooka, Yohei Koizumi, Yusuke Imai, Yoshiko Nakamura, Atsushi Yukimoto, Takao Watanabe, Osamu Yoshida, Yoshio Tokumoto, Masanori Abe, Yoichi Hiasa
BACKGROUND AND AIM: To confirm the efficacy of multipolar ablation with a new simulator system, 3D sim-Navigator, for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma by assessing relapse-free survival and shape of the ablation volume under clinical conditions. METHODS: All participants provided written, informed consent, and study protocols were approved by the institutional ethics committee. Twenty-seven patients with 27 nodules were treated by no-touch ablation using the new simulator system...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239586/triamcinolone-impregnated-nasal-pack-in-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-our-experience
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V Sabarinath, M R Harish, Shilpa Divakaran
The selection of an effective packing method to prevent postoperative complications and recurrence following Endoscopic Sinus Surgery remains ambiguous at present. This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of Triamcinolone impregnated nasal pack in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, in the prevention of postoperative crusting, edema, infection and recurrence. This study was an interventional randomized placebo-controlled study, conducted at a tertiary care centre in South India between February 2015 and May 2016, after getting approval from Institute Ethical Committee...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237959/comparison-of-efficacy-and-safety-between-benidipine-and-hydrochlorothiazide-in-fosinopril-treated-hypertensive-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Cheng Xue, Chenchen Zhou, Bo Yang, Jiayi Lv, Bing Dai, Shengqiang Yu, Yi Wang, Guanren Zhao, Changlin Mei
INTRODUCTION: Co-administration of a diuretic or calcium channel blocker with an ACE inhibitor are both preferred combinations in patients with hypertensive chronic kidney disease (CKD). According to the available evidence, it is still unknown which combination plays a more active role in renal protection. We hypothesised that a combination of fosinopril and benidipine may delay the progression of CKD more effectively than a combination of fosinopril and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This study will be a multicentred, prospective, double-blind, randomised parallel controlled trial for hypertensive CKD patients in China...
February 24, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236864/a-comparison-of-various-supraglottic-airway-devices-for-fiberoptical-guided-tracheal-intubation
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Thomas Metterlein, Anna Dintenfelder, Christoph Plank, Bernhard Graf, Gabriel Roth
BACKGROUND: Fiberoptical assisted intubation via placed supraglottic airway devices has been described as safe and easy procedure to manage difficult airways. However visualization of the glottis aperture is essential for fiberoptical assisted intubation. Various different supraglottic airway devices are commercially available and might offer different conditions for fiberoptical assisted intubation. The aim of this study was to compare the best obtainable view of the glottic aperture using different supraglottic airway devices...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236861/effect-of-dexmedetomidine-on-acute-lung-injury-in-experimental-ischemia-reperfusion-model
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Ömer Burak Küçükebe, Deniz Özzeybek, Ruslan Abdullayev, Adil Ustaoğlu, Işıl Tekmen, Tuncay Küme
PURPOSE: Ischemia-reperfusion injury is one of the consequences of tourniquet application for extremity surgery. The aim of the study was to establish the effect of dexmedetomidine on the acute lung injury following lower extremity experimental ischemia-reperfusion model in rats. METHODS: Twenty-eight Wistar-Albino breed Rats were recruited after Ethics Committee approval and allocated into 4 groups, each with 7 subjects. Group 1 (SHAM) received only anesthesia...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236471/erectile-dysfunction-in-patients-with-chronic-pain-treated-with-opioids
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Raquel Ajo, Ana Segura, María-Del-Mar Inda, César Margarit, Pura Ballester, Emi Martínez, Guillermina Ferrández, Ángel Sánchez-Barbie, Ana M Peiró
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Chronic pain is associated with comorbidities that have an impact on the quality of life of patients and, among others, affect their sexual functioning. One of the most relevant side effects of opioid analgesics is erectile dysfunction (ED), due in part to the inhibition of the gonadal-pituitary-hypothalamic axis and the decline in testosterone levels. To evaluate ED and effectiveness of treatment in men with chronic pain treated with long-term opioids. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective observational study lasting 3 years, where the intensity of pain (visual analogue scale, 0-10cm), erectile function (IIEF-EF, range 1-30 points), quality of life (EQ-VAS, 0-100mm), quality of sexual life (MSLQ-QOL, 0-100 points), anxiety/depression (HAD, 0-21 points) and testosterone levels, was assessed in patients who reported sexual dysfunction (ED or libido modification)...
February 21, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235970/gamblingless-for-life-study-protocol-a-pragmatic-randomised-trial-of-an-online-cognitive-behavioural-programme-for-disordered-gambling
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S S Merkouris, S N Rodda, D Austin, D I Lubman, P Harvey, M Battersby, J Cunningham, T Lavis, D Smith, N A Dowling
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of disordered gambling worldwide has been estimated at 2.3%. Only a small minority of disordered gamblers seek specialist face-to-face treatment, and so a need for alternative treatment delivery models that capitalise on advances in communication technology, and use self-directed activity that can complement existing services has been identified. As such, the primary aim of this study is to evaluate an online self-directed cognitive-behavioural programme for disordered gambling (GamblingLess: For Life)...
February 23, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230008/analysis-of-therapeutic-effectiveness-and-prognostic-factor-on-argon-helium-cryoablation-combined-with-transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-for-the-treatment-of-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Chen Huang, Weizhao Zhuang, Huigang Feng, Huizhuang Guo, Yukuan Tang, Hanwei Chen, Yi Huang
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness on argon-helium cryoablation combined with transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) in treating advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and its influence factor. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This trial was approved by the Guangzhou Panyu Central Hospital Ethics Committee. This was a prospective, single-center study conducted in Guangzhou Panyu Central Hospital. After informed consent was obtained, the prospective randomized clinical data of 120 patients with advanced HCC were collected...
December 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228966/objective-image-analysis-of-real-time-three-dimensional-intraoperative-ultrasound-for-intrinsic-brain-tumour-surgery
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Sophie J Camp, Vasileios Apostolopoulos, Vasileios Raptopoulos, Amrish Mehta, Kevin O'Neill, Mohammed Awad, Babar Vaqas, David Peterson, Federico Roncaroli, Dipankar Nandi
BACKGROUND: There is growing evidence that maximal surgical resection of primary intrinsic brain tumours is beneficial, both by improving progression free and overall survival and also by facilitating postoperative chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Hence, there has been an increase in the popularity of real-time intraoperative imaging in brain tumour surgery. The complex theatre arrangements, prohibitive cost and prolonged theatre time of intraoperative MRI have restricted its application...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226049/predictors-for-the-functional-incapacity-of-the-elderly-in-primary-health-care
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Lívia Carvalho Pereira, Maria do Livramento Fortes Figueiredo, Cinara Maria Feitosa Beleza, Elaine Maria Leite Rangel Andrade, Maria Josefina da Silva, Antonio Francisco Machado Pereira
Objectives: to assess the predictors for the functional incapacity of the elderly in primary health care. Method: cross-sectional study, of which 388 older people participated, conducted in three Primary health care Units, using the Katz index and Lawton's scale. The research project was approved by the Research Ethics Committee. Results: regarding the degree of dependency for Basic Activities, 90.2% were less independent for dressing themselves; and for Instrumental Activities, 77...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225996/effect-of-diacerein-as-an-add-on-to-metformin-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-inadequate-glycemic-control
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Miriam Méndez-Del Villar, Esperanza Martínez-Abundis, Rafael O Preciado-Márquez, Manuel González-Ortiz
Objective: To evaluate the effect of diacerein as an add-on to metformin in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and inadequate glycemic control. Materials and methods: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was carried out on 12 patients with T2DM and inadequate glycemic control [glycated hemoglobin A1c (A1C) ≥ 7%] with metformin as monotherapy (≥ 1500 mg per day) for at least the previous 90 days. Fasting and postprandial glucose were measured before and after the pharmacological intervention...
February 13, 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225854/analysis-of-risk-prediction-capability-and-validity-of-morse-fall-scale-brazilian-version
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Janete de Souza Urbanetto, Thiana Sebben Pasa, Hélio Radke Bittencout, Flavia Franz, Vitor Pena Prazido Rosa, Tânia Solange Bosi de Souza Magnago
Objective: To analyse the power to predict risk and verify the validity of the Morse Fall Scale - Brazilian version (MFS-B). Method: This is a methodological, longitudinal study with 1487 adult patients of two university hospitals of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil conducted from November 2013 to March 2014. The MFS-B was used to assess the risk of falls. Statistical analysis comprised multivariate methods (discriminant function analysis and ROC curve). The research was approved by the ethics committees of the institutions...
February 16, 2017: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225506/effects-of-single-dose-preemptive-intravenous-ibuprofen-on-postoperative-opioid-consumption-and-acute-pain-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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Elif Oral Ahiskalioglu, Ali Ahiskalioglu, Pelin Aydin, Ahmet Murat Yayik, Ayetullah Temiz
BACKGROUND: Although studies involving intravenous (IV) ibuprofen are still limited, it has been shown to have a potential role in the treatment of postoperative pain. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the effects of preemptive IV ibuprofen on postoperative 24 hour opioid consumption and postoperative pain in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS: Following ethical committee approval, 60 patients aged 18 to 65, American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) I-II, and scheduled for laparoscopic cholecystectomy were included in this prospective, randomized, double-blinded study...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223855/perception-of-educational-value-in-clinical-rotations-by-medical-students
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David A Kandiah
AIM: Clinical teaching in Australian medical schools has changed to meet the needs of substantially increased medical student cohorts. As such, formal feedback from these student cohorts is needed about the value they place on the educational input from each clinical rotation. This study aims to determine which aspects of clinical placements are most educationally useful to medical students. METHODS: In this study, final year medical students from the University of Western Australia (UWA) were surveyed via an anonymous online questionnaire, identifying which clinical placements were found to be the most and the least useful to their learning and the positive aspects of these placements...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220723/ethical-issues-surrounding-the-use-of-modern-human-remains-for-research-in-south-africa
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N Briers, J J Dempers
Chapter 8 of the South African National Health Act 61 of 2003 (NHA) that deals with the donation of human tissue was promulgated in 2012. The new Act is perceived to impose restrictions on low-risk research involving human remains. This study aimed to identify the issues raised by a research ethics committee (REC) when reviewing protocols where human remains are used as data source. REC minutes from 2009 to 2014 were reviewed, and issues raised by the committee were categorized. In total, 127 protocols submitted to the committee over 6 years involved human remains...
February 2017: Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics: JERHRE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219967/expert-witness-participation-in-civil-and-criminal-proceedings
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Stephan R Paul, Sandeep K Narang
The interests of the public and both the medical and legal professions are best served when scientifically sound and unbiased expert witness testimony is readily available in civil and criminal proceedings. As members of the medical community, patient advocates, and private citizens, pediatricians have ethical and professional obligations to assist in the civil and criminal judicial processes. This policy statement offers recommendations on advocacy, education, research, qualifications, standards, and ethical business practices all aimed at improving expert testimony...
February 20, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219964/expert-witness-participation-in-civil-and-criminal-proceedings
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Sandeep K Narang, Stephan R Paul
The interests of the public and both the medical and legal professions are best served when scientifically sound and unbiased expert witness testimony is readily available in civil and criminal proceedings. As members of the medical community, patient advocates, and private citizens, pediatricians have ethical and professional obligations to assist in the civil and criminal judicial processes. This technical report explains how the role of the expert witness differs in civil and criminal proceedings, legal and ethical standards for expert witnesses, and strategies that have been employed to deter unscientific and irresponsible testimony...
February 20, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219582/a-study-on-the-directed-living-non-related-donor-kidney-transplantation-submitted-to-the-hospital-transplant-ethics-committee-at-the-national-kidney-and-transplant-institute
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G Suguitan, M-H I Arakama, R Danguilan
BACKGROUND: In the latter part of 2009, the Department of Health of the Philippines prohibited kidney transplantation with non-related kidney donors. Hence, the National Kidney and Transplant Institute created a Hospital Transplant Ethics Committee. This study describes directed non-related kidney donation at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute. METHODS: This retrospective study reviewed the profiles of recipients and directed living non-related kidney transplant donors submitted to the Hospital Transplant Ethics Committee...
March 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218157/depression-in-cancer-patients-undergoing-chemotherapy-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-of-north-bengal-india
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Sutanay Bhattacharyya, Sharmistha Bhattacherjee, Tanuka Mandal, Dilip Kumar Das
BACKGROUND: Detection of cancer and subsequent chemotherapy can lead to clinical depression in many cancer patients. OBJECTIVES: The study was conducted to find out the extent of depression in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and determine the factors associated with depression. METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted at the Chemotherapy Day Care Centre of North Bengal Medical College and Hospital from May to June 2013...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Public Health
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