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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335000/better-than-sham-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-neurofeedback-study-in-primary-insomnia
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Manuel Schabus, Hermann Griessenberger, Maria-Teresa Gnjezda, Dominik P J Heib, Malgorzata Wislowska, Kerstin Hoedlmoser
Neurofeedback training builds upon the simple concept of instrumental conditioning, i.e. behaviour that is rewarded is more likely to reoccur, an effect Thorndike referred to as the 'law of effect'. In the case of neurofeedback, information about specific electroencephalographic activity is fed back to the participant who is rewarded whenever the desired electroencephalography pattern is generated. If some kind of hyperarousal needs to be addressed, the neurofeedback community considers sensorimotor rhythm neurofeedback as the gold standard...
February 23, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334661/extended-release-naltrexone-reduces-alcohol-consumption-among-released-prisoners-with-hiv-disease-as-they-transition-to-the-community
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Sandra A Springer, Angela Di Paola, Marwan M Azar, Russell Barbour, Archana Krishnan, Frederick L Altice
BACKGROUND: Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are highly prevalent among persons living with HIV (PLH) within the criminal justice system (CJS). Extended-release naltrexone (XR-NTX) has not been previously evaluated among CJS-involved PLH with AUDs. METHODS: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted among 100 HIV+ prisoners with AUDs. Participants were randomized 2:1 to receive 6 monthly injections of XR-NTX or placebo starting one week prior to release...
March 10, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333952/adjuvant-treatment-with-the-bacterial-lysate-om-85-improves-management-of-atopic-dermatitis-a-randomized-study
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Christine Bodemer, Gerard Guillet, Frederic Cambazard, Franck Boralevi, Stefania Ballarini, Christian Milliet, Paola Bertuccio, Carlo La Vecchia, Jean-François Bach, Yves de Prost
BACKGROUND: Environmental factors play a major role on atopic dermatitis (AD) which shows a constant rise in prevalence in western countries over the last decades. The Hygiene Hypothesis suggesting an inverse relationship between incidence of infections and the increase in atopic diseases in these countries, is one of the working hypothesis proposed to explain this trend. OBJECTIVE: This study tested the efficacy and safety of oral administration of the bacterial lysate OM-85 (Broncho-Vaxom®, Broncho-Munal®, Ommunal®, Paxoral®, Vaxoral®), in the treatment of established AD in children...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333939/maintenance-nifedipine-therapy-for-preterm-symptomatic-placenta-previa-a-randomized-multicenter-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Eric Verspyck, Claire de Vienne, Charles Muszynski, Michael Bubenheim, Isabella Chanavaz-Lacheray, Michel Dreyfus, Philippe Deruelle, Jacques Benichou
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of maintenance nifedipine therapy on pregnancy duration in women with preterm placenta previa bleeding. METHODS: PPADAL was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial conducted between 05/2008 and 05/2012 in five French hospitals. The trial included 109 women, aged ≥ 18 years, with at least one episode of placenta previa bleeding, intact membranes and no other pregnancy complication, at gestational age 24 to 34 weeks and after 48 hours of complete acute tocolysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333362/budesonide-multi-matrix-is-efficacious-for-mesalamine-refractory-mild-to-moderate-ulcerative-colitis-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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David T Rubin, Russell D Cohen, William J Sandborn, Gary R Lichtenstein, Jeffrey Axler, Robert H Riddell, Cindy Zhu, Andrew C Barrett, Enoch Bortey, William P Forbes
Background and Aims.: Safety and efficacy of budesonide multimatrix, an oral extended-release second-generation corticosteroid designed for targeted delivery throughout the colon, was examined for induction of remission in patients with mild to moderate ulcerative colitis refractory to baseline mesalamine therapy. Methods.: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter trial evaluated efficacy and safety of budesonide multimatrix for induction of remission [ulcerative colitis disease activity index score ≥ 4 and ≤ 10] in 510 adults randomized to once-daily oral budesonide multimatrix 9 mg or placebo for 8 weeks...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333301/preconception-maternal-lipoprotein-levels-in-relation-to-fecundability
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Sarah J Pugh, Enrique F Schisterman, Richard W Browne, Anne M Lynch, Sunni L Mumford, Neil J Perkins, Robert Silver, Lindsey Sjaarda, Joseph B Stanford, Jean Wactawski-Wende, Brian Wilcox, Katherine L Grantz
STUDY QUESTION: Are maternal preconception lipid levels associated with fecundability? SUMMARY ANSWER: Fecundability was reduced for all abnormal female lipid levels including total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and total triglyceride levels. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Subfecundity affects 7-15% of the population and lipid disorders are hypothesized to play a role since cholesterol acts as a substrate for the synthesis of steroid hormones...
March 15, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333292/a-randomized-double-blinded-controlled-trial-of-hcg-as-luteal-phase-support-in-natural-cycle-frozen-embryo-transfer
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Vivian Chi Yan Lee, Raymond Hang Wun Li, William Shu Biu Yeung, H O Pak Chung, Ernest Hung Yu Ng
STUDY QUESTION: Does the use of hCG as luteal phase support in natural cycle frozen embryo transfer (FET) increase the ongoing pregnancy rate? STUDY ANSWER: The use of hCG in natural cycle FET did not improve the ongoing pregnancy rate. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The use of luteal phase support in stimulated cycles has been associated with higher live-birth rates and the results are similar when using hCG or progesterone. STUDY DESIGN SIZE, DURATION: This is a randomized double-blinded controlled trial of 450 women recruited between August 2013 and October 2015...
March 8, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333187/eldelumab-anti-interferon-%C3%AE-inducible-protein-10-antibody-induction-therapy-for-active-crohn-s-disease-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-iia-study
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William J Sandborn, Paul Rutgeerts, Jean-Frédéric Colombel, Subrata Ghosh, Robert Petryka, Bruce E Sands, Pranab Mitra, Allison Luo
Background and Aims: This 11-week Phase IIa induction study evaluated the efficacy and safety of eldelumab in patients with active Crohn's disease. Methods: Adults with Crohn's Disease Activity Index 220-450 were randomised 1:1:1 to placebo or eldelumab 10 or 20 mg/kg intravenously on Days 1 and 8, and alternate weeks thereafter. All patients underwent ileocolonoscopy at baseline. Patients with active inflammation according to the Simplified Endoscopic Score for Crohn's Disease criteria [the originally planned endoscopy cohort] underwent another ileocolonoscopy at Week 11 at the investigator's discretion...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332849/can-we-determine-sasang-constitutional-body-type-merely-by-facial-inspection
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Seung Chul Rhee, Hyo-Sang Bae, Yung-Seop Lee, Rahil Hwang
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the inter-observer concordance rate of anthroscopic examination on facial features among experts in Sasang constitutional medicine (SCM) in order to evaluate the presence of statistical differences in facial structural characteristics among different body types of Sasang constitution (SC), and to develop an objective method for facial analysis for diagnosing SC types to prevent SCM experts from misdiagnosis by their perceptional errors about faces...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332720/efficacy-and-safety-of-luliconazole-5-nail-solution-for-the-treatment-of-onychomycosis-a-multicenter-double-blind-randomized-phase-iii-study
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Shinichi Watanabe, Hiroshi Kishida, Akihiro Okubo
Onychomycosis is a highly prevalent and intractable disease. The first-line treatment agents are oral preparations, but an effective topical medication has long been desired. The objective was to investigate the efficacy and safety of luliconazole 5% nail solution, an imidazole antifungal agent, for the treatment of patients with onychomycosis. A multicenter, double-blind, randomized phase III study was conducted in Japanese patients with distal lateral subungual onychomycosis affecting the great toenails, with 20-50% clinical involvement...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332413/interlaboratory-validation-of-an-lc-ms-ms-method-for-the-determination-of-melamine-and-cyanuric-acid-in-animal-feed
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Hildburg Fry, Kerstin Mietle, Eileen Mähnert, Sebastian Zinke, Mandy Schwieters, Emanuele Pydde, Angelika Preiß-Weigert
Melamine and cyanuric acid have been mixed illegally into food and feed to increase the nitrogen content which results in deceptively high protein contents. As a consequence a maximum level for melamine of 2.5 mg kg(-1) feed was established by the European Union under directive 2002/32/EC. A method is required to quantify melamine and cyanuric acid for control of the maximum level. Therefore Technical Committee (TC) 327 of the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) commissioned the standardisation of a method for the analysis of melamine and cyanuric acid in animal feed...
March 23, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332096/efficacy-and-safety-of-paricalcitol-in-children-with-stages-3-to-5-chronic-kidney-disease
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Nicholas J A Webb, Gary Lerner, Bradley A Warady, Katherine M Dell, Larry A Greenbaum, Gema Ariceta, Bernd Hoppe, Peter Linde, Ho-Jin Lee, Ann Eldred, Matthew B Dufek
BACKGROUND: Elevated intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) levels can contribute to morbidity and mortality in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD). We evaluated the pharmacokinetics, efficacy, and safety of oral paricalcitol in reducing iPTH levels in children with stages 3-5 CKD. METHODS: Children aged 10-16 years with stages 3-5 CKD were enrolled in two phase 3 studies. The stage 3/4 CKD study characterized paricalcitol pharmacokinetics and compared the efficacy and safety of paricalcitol with placebo followed by an open-label period...
March 22, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332025/endurance-aerobic-high-intensity-and-repeated-sprint-cycling-performance-is-unaffected-by-normobaric-live-high-train-low-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-cross-over-study
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Jacob Bejder, Andreas Breenfeldt Andersen, Rie Buchardt, Tanja Hultengren Larsson, Niels Vidiendal Olsen, Nikolai Baastrup Nordsborg
The aim was to investigate whether 6 weeks of normobaric "Live High-Train Low" (LHTL) using altitude tents affect highly trained athletes incremental peak power, 26-km time-trial cycling performance, 3-min all-out performance, and 30-s repeated sprint ability. In a double-blinded, placebo-controlled cross-over design, seven highly trained triathletes were exposed to 6 weeks of normobaric hypoxia (LHTL) and normoxia (placebo) for 8 h/day. LHTL exposure consisted of 2 weeks at 2500 m, 2 weeks at 3000 m, and 2 weeks at 3500 m...
March 22, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331863/the-effects-of-statins-on-pulmonary-artery-pressure-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Anahita Arian, Sayyed Gholamreza Mortazavi Moghadam, Toba Kazemi, Morteza Hajihosseini
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary hypertension is a serious complication in patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of atorvastatin in reducing pulmonary arterial pressure in COPD patients. METHODS: This double-blind, randomized trial was conducted on 42 known cases of COPD with systolic pulmonary arterial pressure of more than 25 mmHg. The patients were randomly assigned into two groups, 21 patients with atorvastatin treatment (40 mg/daily for 6 months) and 21 patients without receiving atorvastatin...
January 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331861/the-effect-of-vitamin-d-administration-on-intracellular-adhesion-molecule-1-and-vascular-cell-adhesion-molecule-1-levels-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-placebo-controlled-double-blinded-clinical-trial
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Afsoon Emami Naeini, Firouzeh Moeinzadeh, Sahar Vahdat, Akbar Ahmadi, Zahra Parin Hedayati, Safoora Shahzeidi
OBJECTIVE: Vitamin D deficiency is quite common among end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients, and Vitamin D administration could reduce morbidity and mortality in these patients through different mechanisms. Cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of mortality in these patients that are caused by vascular injuries. Intracellular adhesion molecule (ICAM) and vascular cell adhesion molecule (VCAM) are vascular inflammation indicators. The goal of this study is to find the effect of Vitamin D administration on ICAM-1 and VCAM-1 serum levels in ESRD patients on hemodialysis...
January 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331557/adapalene-benzoyl-peroxide-gel-is-efficacious-and-safe-in-adult-female-acne-with-a-profile-comparable-to-that-seen-in-teen-aged-females
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Linda Stein Gold, Hilary Baldwin, Maria Jose Rueda, Nabil Kerrouche, Brigitte DrÉno
Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of adapalene 0.1% benzoyl peroxide 2.5% gel in women aged 25 years or older via subgroup analysis of existing Phase 2 and 3 study data. Methods: Meta-analysis of pooled data from three multicenter, randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled, parallel-group, clinical trials compared results of treatment with either adapalene 0.1% benzoyl peroxide 2.5% gel or vehicle gel in adult females and teen-aged females. Efficacy assessments included investigator's global assessment and median percent change in acne lesions...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331496/nitazoxanide-in-acute-rotavirus-diarrhea-a-randomized-control-trial-from-a-developing-country
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Samarendra Mahapatro, Nijwm Mahilary, Amit Kumar Satapathy, Rashmi Ranjan Das
Background. Acute diarrhea is one of the leading causes of childhood mortality, with rotavirus being an important pathogen. Nitazoxanide, an antiparasitic agent, has been shown to inhibit rotavirus. Objective. This double-blind, randomized trial was designed to study the role of nitazoxanide in acute rotavirus diarrhea. Methods. Of 174 children (12 months to 5 years) with acute diarrhea, 50 rotavirus positive cases were randomized. The intervention group received syrup nitazoxanide twice daily (100 mg in 12-47 months, 200 mg in ≥4 yr) for 3 days along with standard treatment of diarrhea...
2017: Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331346/control-of-moderate-to-severe-asthma-with-randomized-ciclesonide-doses-of-160-320-and-640-%C3%AE-g-day
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Søren E Pedersen, Niyati Prasad, Udo-Michael Goehring, Henrik Andersson, Dirkje S Postma
BACKGROUND: The inhaled corticoteroid (ICS) ciclesonide (Cic), controls asthma symptoms in the majority of patients at the recommended dose of 160 µg/day. However, the relationship between the level of asthma control and increasing doses of Cic is unknown. This study investigated whether long-term treatment with higher doses of Cic would further improve asthma symptoms in patients with uncontrolled asthma despite ICS use. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a double-blind, randomized, parallel-group study, 367 patients were allocated to one of three treatment arms (Cic 160, 320 and 640 µg/day)...
2017: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331332/clinical-role-of-brexpiprazole-in-depression-and-schizophrenia
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Nishant B Parikh, Diana M Robinson, Anita H Clayton
Brexpiprazole, a serotonin-dopamine activity modulator, is the second D2 partial agonist to come to market and has been approved for the treatment of schizophrenia and as an adjunctive treatment in major depressive disorder. With less intrinsic activity than aripiprazole at the D2 receptor and higher potency at 5-HT2A, 5-HT1A, and α1B receptors, the pharmacological properties of brexpiprazole suggest a more tolerable side effect profile with regard to akathisia, extrapyramidal dysfunction, and sedation. While no head-to-head data are currently available, double-blind placebo-controlled studies show favorable results, with the number needed to treat (NNT) vs placebo of 6-15 for response in acute schizophrenia treatment and 4 for maintenance...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331291/pharmacokinetics-and-tolerability-of-da-8031-a-novel-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitor-for-premature-ejaculation-in-healthy-male-subjects
#20
Dongseong Shin, SeungHwan Lee, Sojeong Yi, Seo Hyun Yoon, Joo-Youn Cho, Mi Young Bahng, In-Jin Jang, Kyung-Sang Yu
OBJECTIVE: DA-8031 is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor under development for the treatment of premature ejaculation. This is the first-in-human study aimed at evaluating the pharmacokinetics and tolerability of DA-8031 and its metabolites (M1, M2, M4, and M5) in the plasma and urine after administration of a single oral dose in healthy male subjects. METHODS: A dose block-randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, single ascending dose study was conducted...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
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