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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778041/the-efficacy-of-vitamin-d-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Chao Zheng, Liang He, Lingling Liu, Jie Zhu, Tao Jin
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory demyelination disorder in the central nervous system (CNS) leading to a high level of neurological disability. The pathogenesis of MS remains largely unknown, which explains the lack of significant efficacy of therapy in MS. Vitamin D deficiency is widely considered to be an environmental risk factor for MS. Many studies investigating the therapeutic effects of vitamin D on MS have been applied. The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the effectiveness of vitamin D in MS patients...
May 12, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778030/retrospective-genotype-phenotype-analysis-in-a-305-patient-cohort-referred-for-testing-of-a-targeted-epilepsy-panel
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Andrew N Hesse, Jennifer Bevilacqua, Kritika Shankar, Honey V Reddi
PURPOSE: Epilepsy is a diverse neurological condition with extreme genetic and phenotypic heterogeneity. The introduction of next-generation sequencing into the clinical laboratory has made it possible to investigate hundreds of associated genes simultaneously for a patient, even in the absence of a clearly defined syndrome. This has resulted in the detection of rare and novel mutations at a rate well beyond our ability to characterize their effects. This retrospective study reviews genotype data in the context of available phenotypic information on 305 patients spanning the epileptic spectrum to identify established and novel patterns of correlation...
May 16, 2018: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777848/effects-on-mortality-and-cardiovascular-events-of-adherence-to-guideline-recommended-therapy-4-years-after-lower-extremity-arterial-revascularization
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M Thiney, N Della Schiava, R Ecochard, P Feugier, P Lermusiaux, A Millon, A Long
OBJECTIVES: All patients with lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (LE-PAD) should benefit from recommended pharmacologic therapies including antiplatelet agents, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE) or Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB), and HMG-CoA-reductase inhibitors (statins). In the present study, this triple therapy was defined as the best medical treatment. This study was designed to determine the current risk for cardiovascular (CV) events and mortality and also to evaluate the effect of pharmacologic treatment on patient's survival, CV events and additional vascular surgery in vascularized LE-PAD patients...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777799/title-studies-on-drug-switchability-showed-heterogeneity-in-methodological-approaches-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Valeria Belleudi, Francesco Trotta, Simona Vecchi, Laura Amato, Antonio Addis, Marina Davoli
BACKGROUND: Several drugs share the same therapeutic indication, including those undergoing patent expiration. Concerns on the interchangeability are frequent in clinical practice, challenging the evaluation of switchability through observational research. AIM: To conduct a scoping review of observational studies on drug switchability to identify methodological strategies adopted to deal with bias and confounding. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, and Web of Science (updated 1/31/2017) to identify studies evaluating switchability in terms of effectiveness/safety outcomes or compliance...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777786/photoselective-vaporisation-of-the-bladder-for-the-management-of-radiation-cystitis-technique-and-initial-outcomes
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Claire Pascoe, Daniel Christidis, Todd Manning, Benjamin W Lamb, Declan G Murphy, Nathan Lawrentschuk
Objective To describe our technique utilising photoselective vaporisation of the bladder (PVB) for the management of haemorrhagic cystitis and initial results of 12 patients. Materials and Method An audit of theatre records of a single surgeon was performed to identify patients who had undergone PVB for management of radiation-cystitis. TECHNIQUE: Rigid cystoscopy was performed. Ureteric catheters were placed and active bleeding sites targeted to optimise vision. Ablation was commenced using the vaporize function...
May 16, 2018: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777754/hmgb1-neutralization-attenuates-hippocampal-neuronal-death-and-cognitive-impairment-in-rats-with-chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion-via-suppressing-inflammatory-responses-and-oxidative-stress
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Yue Hei, Rong Chen, Xicai Yi, Qianfa Long, Dakuan Gao, Weiping Liu
High mobility group box-1 (HMGB1) acts as a proinflammatory molecule once released into the extracellular space and inhibition of HMGB1 signaling has been reported be neuroprotective in neurodegenerative diseases. Besides, chronic cerebral hypoperfusion (CCH) causes cognitive impairment in neurodegenerative diseases. Here we tested the protective role of HMGB1 inhibition using anti-HMGB1 neutralizing antibody (Ab) against CCH in rats after bilateral common carotid artery occlusion (2VO). 169 male Sprague-Dawley rats underwent 2VO or sham operation...
May 16, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777672/valvectomy-versus-replacement-for-the-surgical-treatment-of-tricuspid-endocarditis
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Adam N Protos, Jaimin R Trivedi, William M Whited, Michael P Rogers, Ugochukwu Owolabi, Kendra J Grubb, Kristen Sell-Dottin, Mark S Slaughter
BACKGROUND: Optimal surgical treatment of infective tricuspid endocarditis is debatable, especially in the setting of inherent social and pathologic concerns. This study seeks to compare tricuspid valve repair, replacement, and excision for the treatment of infective endocarditis METHODS: A single center cardiac surgery database was queried between 2012 and 2016 to identify patients >18 years who underwent tricuspid valve surgery for infective endocarditis. Patients were divided into 3 groups based on the type of tricuspid valve surgery: valvectomy, repair, or replacement and evaluated to identify differences between the pre-op factors and outcomes including mortality, length of stay, and complications...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777670/the-impact-of-mitral-disease-etiology-on-operative-mortality-following-mitral-valve-operations
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J Scott Rankin, Maria Grau-Sepulveda, David M Shahian, A Marc Gillinov, Rakesh Suri, James S Gammie, Steven F Bolling, Patrick M McCarthy, Vinod H Thourani, Niv Ad, Sean M O'Brien, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Vinay Badhwar
BACKGROUND: The patho-etiology of mitral regurgitation (MR) has been suggested as a mediator of outcomes following mitral valve (MV) operations, particularly in ischemic functional mitral regurgitation (IMR). This study examined the independent association of MV etiology with mortality. METHODS: Using the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database, all patients undergoing mitral valve replacement or repair from 2011-2014 were assessed. Patients who underwent concomitant surgical ablation, septal defect closure, tricuspid valve repair, or coronary artery bypass grafting were included...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777632/predictor-factors-for-long-term-outcomes-stability-of-coronally-advanced-flap-with-or-without-connective-tissue-graft-in-the-treatment-of-single-maxillary-gingival-recessions-9-years-results-of-a-randomised-controlled-clinical-trial
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Giulio Rasperini, Raffaele Acunzo, Gaia Pellegrini, Giorgio Pagni, Maurizio Tonetti, Giovan Paolo Pini Prato, Pierpaolo Cortellini
AIM: To assess the clinical outcomes 9 years after the surgical treatment of single maxillary gingival recessions and identify predictors for long-term gingival margin stability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-five gingival recession (Miller Class I and II) were randomly treated with CAF plus CTG or CAF alone. Outcomes included Complete Root Coverage (CRC), Recession Reduction (REC), Keratinized Tissue (KT) gain and dentin hypersensitivity, and were evaluated at 6-month, 1-year and 9-year...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777555/impact-of-nicu-oral-feeding-on-neuropsychomotor-outcomes-at-9-months-of-corrected-age-in-chinese-low-birth-weight-preterm-infants-a-retrospective-study
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Wenwen Ding, Lijin Zhao, Nan Sheng, Jiali Ma, Ying Zhang
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To examine the changes in neuropsychomotor development and investigate the effect of feeding progression in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) on neuropsychomotor outcomes in low-birth-weight preterm infants within 9 months of corrected age. BACKGROUND: Low-birth-weight (LBW) preterm infants (<37 weeks of gestation and birth weight < 2500 g) are at a high risk for neuropsychomotor development delay. Therefore, exploring NICU practices related to neuropsychomotor development is important...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777554/development-and-feasibility-testing-of-an-avatar-based-education-application-for-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Jintana Tongpeth, Hui Yun Du, Robyn A Clark
AIMS: To develop and evaluate an interactive, avatar-based education application, for improving patients' knowledge of, and response to, ACS symptoms. BACKGROUND: A patient's ability to recognise and respond to the symptoms of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is imperative for seeking timely medical intervention. Innovative patient education interventions are needed to support patient education and patient self-care. METHODS: Participatory action research methods were used to engage consumers with cardiac and IT experts to develop an avatar-based education application...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777552/nursing-care-providers-perceptions-on-their-role-contributions-in-patient-care-an-integrative-review
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REVIEW
Elizabeth Kusi-Appiah, Sherry Dahlke, Sarah Stahlke
AIM: The aim of this integrative review was to explore registered nurses', licensed practical nurses', and health care aides' perceptions of their own and each other's role contributions. BACKGROUND: In response to contemporary economic and political pressures, healthcare institutions across the world have endeavored to download job duties to less educated healthcare providers. As a result, nursing care is usually delivered by a team of nursing staff that have different roles...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777491/-effects-of-an-integrated-neighborhood-approach-on-older-people-s-health-related-quality-of-life-and-well-being
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Hanna M van Dijk, Jane M Cramm, Erwin Birnie, Anna P Nieboer
Integrated neighborhood approaches (INAs) are increasingly advocated to support community-dwelling older people; their effectiveness however remains unknown. We evaluated INA effects on older people's (health-related) quality of life (HRQoL) and well-being in Rotterdam. We used a matched quasi-experimental design comparing INA with "usual" care and support. Community-dwelling people (aged ≥70) and control subjects (n = 186 each) were followed over a one-year period (measurements at baseline, 6 and 12 months)...
May 18, 2018: Tijdschrift Voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777403/correction-to-clinical-outcomes-and-evaluation-of-laparoscopic-proximal-gastrectomy-with-double-flap-technique-for-early-gastric-cancer-in-the-upper-third-of-the-stomach
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Masaru Hayami, Naoki Hiki, Souya Nunobe, Shinji Mine, Manabu Ohashi, Koshi Kumagai, Satoshi Ida, Masayuki Watanabe, Takeshi Sano, Toshiharu Yamaguchi
In the original article on page 1636, first line, the reference cited for Kamikawa et al. is incorrect. The correct reference is as follows: Kamikawa YKT, Kamiyama S, Satomoto K. A new procedure of esophagogastrostomy to prevent reflux following proximal gastrectomy (in Japanese). Shoukakigeka. 2001;24:1053-60.
May 17, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777379/the-effects-of-a-video-based-education-in-women-with-newly-diagnosed-breast-cancer-in-singapore
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May Leng Tan, Kim Hua Lee, Wei Sean Yong, Cheryl Rodgers
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of an educational video among women who were newly diagnosed with breast cancer on knowledge, anxiety, and satisfaction with their surgical decision. METHODS: A pre-post-test design was used to evaluate knowledge, anxiety, and satisfaction levels with decision-making regarding surgery among women with breast cancer. A purposive sampling strategy was implemented to compare outcomes of newly diagnosed breast cancer women who received standard of care that included breast care nurse counseling sessions and written materials to women who received standard of care plus a supplement educational video...
May 18, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777355/reduced-port-totally-robotic-distal-subtotal-gastrectomy-with-lymph-node-dissection-for-gastric-cancer-a-modified-technique-using-single-site-%C3%A2-and-two-additional-ports
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Won Jun Seo, Taeil Son, Chul Kyu Roh, Minah Cho, Hyoung-Il Kim, Woo Jin Hyung
BACKGROUND: Reduced-port laparoscopic gastrectomy further minimizes the invasiveness of laparoscopic gastrectomy, thereby improving patient quality of life. However, suboptimal ergonomics and visualization are challenges to performing reduced-port laparoscopy. As the application of a robotic surgical system may help overcome these challenges, the present study was performed to evaluate the short-term outcomes of reduced-port totally robotic distal subtotal gastrectomy. METHOD: An initial 40 consecutive gastric cancer patients treated with reduced-port totally robotic distal subtotal gastrectomy with lymph node dissection from February 2016 to February 2017 were retrospectively reviewed...
May 18, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777352/forward-viewing-endoscope-for-ercp-in-patients-with-billroth-ii-gastrectomy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Tae Young Park, Chang Seok Bang, Sang Hyeon Choi, Young Joo Yang, Suk Pyo Shin, Ki Tae Suk, Gwang Ho Baik, Dong Joon Kim, Jai Hoon Yoon
BACKGROUND: The forward-viewing endoscope has been increasingly used to perform endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in patients who underwent Billroth II gastrectomy. This study intended to assess efficacy and safety of the forward-viewing endoscope for ERCP in Billroth II gastrectomy patients compared with conventional side-viewing endoscope using a systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted for studies that evaluated the outcomes of ERCP for patients with Billroth II gastrectomy...
May 17, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777350/the-american-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma-emergency-general-surgery-anatomic-severity-scoring-system-as-a-predictor-of-cost-in-appendicitis
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Eric J Finnesgard, Matthew C Hernandez, Johnathon M Aho, Martin D Zielinski
BACKGROUND: The World Society for Emergency Surgery determined that for appendicitis managed with appendectomy, there is a paucity of evidence evaluating costs with respect to disease severity. The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) disease severity grading system is valid and generalizable for appendicitis. We aimed to evaluate hospitalization costs incurred by patients with increasing disease severity as defined by the AAST. We hypothesized that increasing disease severity would be associated with greater cost...
May 17, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777349/robot-assisted-laparoscopic-pyeloplasty-a-single-centre-experience
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Thomas Charles Wood, Nicholas Raison, Oussama El-Hage, Kamran Ahmed, Declan Cahill, Benjamin J Challacombe, Muhammad Shamim Khan, Prokar Dasgupta
BACKGROUND: Ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) is characterised by an obstruction compromising the passage of urine from the renal pelvis into the ureter, and can be corrected by Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty (RALP). We aimed to evaluate the surgical outcomes of RALP, and examine the rates of true pain resolution following the procedure. METHODS: We retrospectively explored the records of all patients who underwent RALP between April 2005 and January 2017...
May 17, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777348/the-effect-of-labor-epidural-analgesia-on-maternal-fetal-outcomes-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Qian Wang, Sheng-Xing Zheng, Yu-Fei Ni, Yuan-Yuan Lu, Bing Zhang, Qing-Quan Lian, Ming-Pin Hu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of labor epidural analgesia on maternal-fetal safety outcomes in a signal Chinese academic medical center. METHODS: A single-intervention impact study was conducted at The Second Affiliated Hospital, Wenzhou Medical University. The study period was divided into three phases: (1) baseline phase: from January 1 and June 30, 2009 when no analgesic method was routinely employed during labor; (2) phase-in period: the epidural analgesia was implemented 8 a...
May 18, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
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