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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427169/therapeutic-role-of-glutamine-in-management-of-radiation-enteritis-a-meta-analysis-of-13-randomized-controlled-trials
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De-Dong Cao, Hui-Lin Xu, Min Xu, Xiang-Yun Qian, Zhu-Cheng Yin, Wei Ge
OBJECTIVE: To systematically evaluate the clinical efficacy of glutamine in treating radiation enteritis in cancer patients treated with radiotherapy. METHODS: Electronic databases including Pubmed, Embase, the Cochrane library, and CNKI were systematically searched, until April 2016. Randomized controlled trials (RCT) of glutamine in the treatment of radiation enteritis in cancer patients were searched, and RevMan 5.3 software was used for Meta-analysis. RESULTS: A total of 13 RCTs were included, involving 979 patients...
February 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426917/internet-cognitive-behaviour-therapy-for-depression-in-older-adults-with-knee-osteoarthritis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Kathleen A O'Moore, Jill M Newby, Gavin Andrews, David J Hunter, Kim Bennell, Jessica Smith, Alishia D Williams
Objective To determine the efficacy of an internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) program for depression in older adults with osteoarthritis of the knee and comorbid major depressive disorder (MDD). We conducted a RCT in sixty-nine adults (≥ 50 years) meeting criteria for MDD and osteoarthritis of the knee with 1-week post intervention (week 11) and 3-month follow-up (week 24) end points. Patients were allocated to either a 10-week iCBT program for depression added to treatment as usual (TAU) or to a TAU control group...
April 20, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424499/tamsulosin-for-treatment-of-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-in-women-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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H L Zhang, Z G Huang, Y Qiu, X Cheng, X Q Zou, T T Liu
Tamsulosin has been used for the off-label treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in women. Over the past few years, several randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have reported the clinical effectiveness and safety of tamsulosin for LUTS in women. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to perform a meta-analysis to evaluate the safety and efficacy of tamsulosin in treating LUTS in women, which may resolve some of the current controversies over use of the drug and provide more reliable evidence for the use of tamsulosin...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424223/low-dose-paclitaxel-coated-versus-uncoated-percutaneous-transluminal-balloon-angioplasty-for-femoropopliteal-peripheral-artery-disease-1-year-results-of-the-illumenate-european-randomized-clinical-trial
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Henrik Schroeder, Martin Werner, Dirk-Roelfs Meyer, Peter Reimer, Karsten Krüger, Michael R Jaff, Marianne Brodmann
Background -Numerous studies have reported favorable outcomes using drug-coated balloons (DCBs) for treatment of symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) of the superficial femoral and popliteal arteries. However, the treatment effect compared to an uncoated balloon has differed greatly amongst the randomized trials with better outcomes observed with higher-dose DCBs. This European trial was designed to assess the safety and effectiveness of a next-generation low dose (2 µg/mm(2) surface dose of paclitaxel) DCB...
April 19, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424045/a-modified-mediterranean-dietary-intervention-for-adults-with-major-depression-dietary-protocol-and-feasibility-data-from-the-smiles-trial
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Rachelle S Opie, Adrienne O'Neil, Felice N Jacka, Josephine Pizzinga, Catherine Itsiopoulos
BACKGROUND: The SMILES trial was the first randomized controlled trial (RCT) explicitly designed to evaluate a dietary intervention, conducted by qualified dietitians, for reducing depressive symptomatology in adults with clinical depression. OBJECTIVES: Here we detail the development of the prescribed diet (modified Mediterranean diet (ModiMedDiet)) for individuals with major depressive disorders (MDDs) that was designed specifically for the SMILES trial. We also present data demonstrating the extent to which this intervention achieved improvements in diet quality...
April 19, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423223/implementation-and-preliminary-effectiveness-of-a-real-time-pain-management-smartphone-app-for-adolescents-with-cancer-a-multicenter-pilot-clinical-study
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Lindsay A Jibb, Bonnie J Stevens, Paul C Nathan, Emily Seto, Joseph A Cafazzo, Donna L Johnston, Vanessa Hum, Jennifer N Stinson
BACKGROUND: Pain in adolescents with cancer (12-18 years) is common and negatively impacts health-related quality of life (HRQL). The Pain Squad+ smartphone app, which provides adolescents with real-time pain self-management support, was developed to address this issue. This study evaluated the implementation of the app to inform a future randomized controlled trial (RCT) and obtain treatment effect estimates for pain intensity, pain interference, HRQL, and self-efficacy. PROCEDURE: A one-group baseline/poststudy design with 40 adolescents recruited from two pediatric tertiary care centers was used...
April 19, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421665/evaluation-of-hifu-ablation-for-uterine-fibroids-an-ideal-prospective-exploration-study
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Jinyun Chen, Youping Li, Zhibiao Wang, Peter McCulloch, Liang Hu, Wenzhi Chen, Guanjian Liu, Jing Li, Jinghe Lang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical outcomes of High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) and surgery in treating uterine fibroids, and prepare for a definitive randomised trial. DESIGN: Prospective multicentre patient choice cohort study (IDEAL Exploratory study) of HIFU, myomectomy or hysterectomy for treating symptomatic uterine fibroids. SETTING: 20 Chinese hospitals. POPULATION OR SAMPLE: 2411 Chinese women with symptomatic fibroids...
April 19, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421483/update-on-embolization-therapies-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Sirish Kishore, Tamir Friedman, David C Madoff
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of the review is to summarize the latest applications for embolotherapy in the management of patients with HCC according to BCLC stage. RECENT FINDINGS: While traditionally reserved for patients with unresectable HCC and stage B disease, there is an important role for embolization therapies in earlier stage patients as an adjunct to ablation, bridging, or downstaging therapy, as a means to improve safety of resection, and potentially as an arterial ablative option in the case of radioembolization...
June 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421012/moderated-online-social-therapy-a-model-for-reducing-stress-in-carers-of-young-people-diagnosed-with-mental-health-disorders
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John Gleeson, Reeva Lederman, Peter Koval, Greg Wadley, Sarah Bendall, Sue Cotton, Helen Herrman, Kingsley Crisp, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
Family members caring for a young person diagnosed with the onset of mental health problems face heightened stress, depression, and social isolation. Despite evidence for the effectiveness of family based interventions, sustaining access to specialist family interventions is a major challenge. The availability of the Internet provides possibilities to expand and sustain access to evidence-based psychoeducation and personal support for family members. In this paper we describe the therapeutic model and the components of our purpose-built moderated online social therapy (MOST) program for families...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420604/a-digital-tool-to-promote-alcohol-and-drug-use-screening-brief-intervention-and-referral-to-treatment-skill-translation-a-mobile-app-development-and-randomized-controlled-trial-protocol
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Derek D Satre, Khanh Ly, Maria Wamsley, Alexa Curtis, Jason Satterfield
BACKGROUND: Translation of knowledge and skills from classroom settings to clinical practice is a major challenge in healthcare training, especially for behavioral interventions. For example, screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) is a highly-promoted approach to identifying and treating individuals at risk for alcohol or drug problems, yet effective, routine use of SBIRT has lagged. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this paper is to describe the development, pilot testing, and trial protocol of a mobile app based on the theory of planned behavior (TPB) to promote SBIRT skill translation and application...
April 18, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420600/increasing-fruit-and-vegetable-consumption-through-a-healthy-eating-blog-a-feasibility-study
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Marie-Eve Caplette, Véronique Provencher, Véronique Bissonnette-Maheux, Marilyn Dugrenier, Annie Lapointe, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Sharon Straus, Sophie Desroches
BACKGROUND: Despite efforts made by public health organizations to improve consumption of fruits and vegetables, populations in developed countries usually eat less than the minimum recommended. Social media, such as blogs, represent a unique opportunity for improving knowledge translation in health care because they facilitate interactive communication between the public and health professionals. However, no studies have yet evaluated the effect of blogs to promote dietary behavior changes...
April 18, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420419/optimizing-veteran-centered-prostate-cancer-survivorship-care-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ted A Skolarus, Tabitha Metreger, Soohyun Hwang, Hyungjin Myra Kim, Robert L Grubb, Jeffrey R Gingrich, Sarah T Hawley
BACKGROUND: Although prostate cancer is the most common cancer among veterans receiving care in the Veterans Health Administration (VA), more needs to be done to understand and improve survivorship care for this large population. This study, funded by VA Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D), seeks to address the need to improve patient-centered survivorship care for veterans with prostate cancer. METHODS/DESIGN: This is a two-armed randomized controlled trial (RCT) with a target enrollment of up to 325 prostate cancer survivors per study arm (total anticipated n = 600)...
April 18, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419712/comparison-of-safety-and-efficacy-of-image-guided-enema-reduction-techniques-for-paediatric-intussusception-a-review-of-the-literature
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Renny Chew, Michael Ditchfield, Eldho Paul, Stacy K Goergen
INTRODUCTION: There is variable international practice regarding the technique used for image-guided enema reduction in paediatric intussusception. A recent meta-analysis found pneumatic reduction to be more effective than hydrostatic techniques. Clinical practice variation may impact on perforation rates, ionizing radiation exposure and requirement for surgery. The aim of this study was to review the literature regarding the efficacy and safety of fluoroscopically guided pneumatic reduction (FGPR) compared to ultrasound (US) guided intussusception reduction (USGIR) techniques for paediatric intussusception treatment...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419170/evaluation-of-the-relative-efficacy-of-a-couple-cognitive-behaviour-therapy-cbt-for-premenstrual-disorders-pmds-in-comparison-to-one-to-one-cbt-and-a-wait-list-control-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jane M Ussher, Janette Perz
DESIGN: A randomised control trial (RCT) was conducted to examine the efficacy of couple-based cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for Premenstrual Disorders (PMDs), in comparison to one-to-one CBT and a wait-list control. METHODS: Triangulation of quantitative and qualitative outcome measures evaluated changes pre-post intervention. Eighty three women were randomly allocated across three conditions, with 63 completing post-intervention measures, a retention rate of 76%...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419149/mobile-health-treatment-support-intervention-for-hiv-and-tuberculosis-in-mozambique-perspectives-of-patients-and-healthcare-workers
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José António Nhavoto, Åke Grönlund, Gunnar O Klein
BACKGROUND: Studies have been conducted in developing countries using SMS to communicate with patients to reduce the number of missed appointments and improve retention in treatment, however; very few have been scaled up. One possible reason for this could be that patients or staff are dissatisfied with the method in some way. This paper reports a study of patients' and healthcare workers' (HCW) views on an mHealth intervention aiming to support retention in antiretroviral therapy (ART) and tuberculosis (TB) treatment in Mozambique...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418767/randomized-controlled-trial-of-survivorship-care-plans-among-low-income-predominantly-latina-breast-cancer-survivors
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Rose C Maly, Li-Jung Liang, Yihang Liu, Jennifer J Griggs, Patricia A Ganz
Purpose The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of treatment summaries and survivorship care plans coupled with a nurse counseling session, primarily on physician implementation of and secondarily on patient adherence to recommended survivorship care, among a low-income population of breast cancer survivors (survivors). Methods We recruited 212 low-income, predominantly Latina (72.6%) survivors with stage 0 to III breast cancer, with an average age of 53 years, from two Los Angeles County public hospitals into an RCT of a survivorship care nurse counseling session coupled with the provision of individualized treatment summaries and survivorship care plans to patients and their health care providers from December 2012 to July 2014...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417508/effectiveness-of-semi-permeable-dressings-to-treat-radiation-induced-skin-reactions-a-systematic-review
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M Fernández-Castro, B Martín-Gil, I Peña-García, M López-Vallecillo, M E García-Puig
The aim of this systematic review is to assess the available evidence concerning the effectiveness of semi-permeable dressings, on the full range of skin reactions, related to radiation therapy in cancer patients, from local erythema to moist desquamation, including subjective symptoms such as pain, discomfort, itchiness, burning and the effect on daily life activities. The bibliographic search was carried out looking for Randomised Clinical Trials (RCTs) indexed in PubMed, Cinhal, Cochrane plus and Biblioteca Nacional de Salud, published in the English and Spanish language, between 2010 and 2015...
April 18, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417463/pharmacological-interventions-for-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-an-attempted-network-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Francesca Saffioti, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy, Neil Hawkins, Clare D Toon, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Brian R Davidson, Douglas Thorburn
BACKGROUND: Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a chronic cholestatic liver disease that is associated with both hepatobiliary and colorectal malignancies, which can result in liver cirrhosis and its complications. The optimal pharmacological treatment for patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis remains controversial. OBJECTIVES: To assess the comparative benefits and harms of different pharmacological interventions in people with primary sclerosing cholangitis by performing a network meta-analysis, and to generate rankings of available pharmacological interventions according to their safety and efficacy...
March 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417213/retrospective-analysis-of-cervical-corpectomies-implant-related-complications-of-one-and-two-level-corpectomies-in-45-patients
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Sebastian Hartmann, P Kavakebi, C Wipplinger, A Tschugg, P P Girod, S Lener, C Thomé
Cervical corpectomies are increasingly used to treat degenerative, metastatic, inflammatory and traumatic multisegmental diseases. The postoperative results are thought to correlate mainly with the number of resected vertebral bodies. Thus, the aim of the study was to analyse complications and early outcome of these procedures to document the implant-related complications in order to set up a prospective clinical trial. Forty-five patients, who were treated in our department from 2011 to 2014 and who were available for a minimum follow-up of 1 year, were consecutively included in this retrospective evaluation...
April 17, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416369/plasma-levels-of-apolipoprotein-a1-and-lecithin-cholesterol-acyltransferase-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-correlations-with-haptoglobin-phenotypes
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Samir Awadallah, Mohammed Madkour, Reem Al Hamidi, Esraa Abo Alwafa, Maram Hattab, Buhour Zakkour, Amna Al-Matroushi, Eslah Ahmed, Mariam Al-Kitbi
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated that hemoglobin-haptoglobin (Hb-Hp) complex plays a role in developing vascular complications in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The complexes bind with Apolipoprotein A1 (ApoA1) of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), affecting the function of Lecithin:Cholesterol Acyltransferase (LCAT), and impairing the reverse cholesterol transport mechanism (RCT). This study investigated the influence of Hp phenotypes on serum levels of ApoA1 and LCAT in patients with T2DM...
April 7, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
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