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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325658/tele-motivational-interviewing-for-cancer-survivors-feasibility-preliminary-efficacy-and%C3%A2-lessons-learned
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Ashlea Braun, James Portner, Elizabeth M Grainger, Emily B Hill, Gregory S Young, Steven K Clinton, Colleen K Spees
OBJECTIVE: Determine the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of tele-Motivational Interviewing (MI) for overweight cancer survivors. DESIGN: Six-month nonrandomized phase 2 clinical trial. SETTING: Urban garden and remote platforms. PARTICIPANTS: Overweight and obese cancer survivors post active treatment. INTERVENTION: Remote tele-MI from a trained registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN)...
January 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320517/explaining-the-decline-in-coronary-heart-disease-mortality-rates-in-the-slovak-republic-between-1993-2008
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Marek Psota, Piotr Bandosz, Eva Gonçalvesová, Mária Avdičová, Mária Bucek Pšenková, Martin Studenčan, Jarmila Pekarčíková, Simon Capewell, Martin O'Flaherty
OBJECTIVE: Between the years 1993 and 2008, mortality rates from coronary heart disease (CHD) in the Slovak Republic have decreased by almost one quarter. However, this was a smaller decline than in neighbouring countries. The aim of this modelling study was therefore to quantify the contributions of risk factor changes and the use of evidence-based medical therapies to the CHD mortality decline between 1993 and 2008. METHODS: We identified, obtained and scrutinised the data required for the model...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310653/effect-of-soy-lecithin-on-fatigue-and-menopausal-symptoms-in-middle-aged-women-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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Asuka Hirose, Masakazu Terauchi, Yurika Osaka, Mihoko Akiyoshi, Kiyoko Kato, Naoyuki Miyasaka
BACKGROUND: Lecithin is a complex mixture of phospholipids which compose lipid bilayer cell membranes. Lipid replacement therapy, or administration of phospholipids for the purpose of repairing the dmaged cell membranes, had been shown to alleviate fatigue. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of soy lecithin on fatigue in middle-aged women, as well as other menopausal symptoms and various health parameters. METHODS: This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study included 96 women aged 40 to 60 years who complained of fatigue...
January 8, 2018: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248384/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-telmisartan-amlodipine-hydrochlorothiazide-versus-telmisartan-amlodipine-combination-therapy-for-essential-hypertension-uncontrolled-with-telmisartan-amlodipine-the-phase-iii-multicenter-randomized-double-blind-tahyti-study
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Ki-Chul Sung, Yong-Seog Oh, Dong-Hun Cha, Soon-Jun Hong, Kyung-Heon Won, Ki-Dong Yoo, Seung-Woon Rha, Young-Keun Ahn, Jeong-Cheon Ahn, Ji-Yong Jang, Tack-Jong Hong, Sang-Kyoon Cho, Sang-Ho Park, Min-Su Hyon, Chang-Wook Nam, In-Ho Chae, Byung-Su Yoo, Jong-Min Song, Jin-Ok Jeong, Young Won Yoon, Byung-Soo Kim, Tae-Hyun Yang, Deok-Kyu Cho, Sang-Hyun Kim, Yu-Jeong Choi, Ji-Hun Ahn, Dong-Woon Jeon, Hyo-Soo Kim
PURPOSE: This 8-week study in Korea aimed to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of a telmisartan/amlodipine + hydrochlorothiazide (TAH) combination versus telmisartan/amlodipine (TA) combination in patients with essential hypertension that did not respond appropriately to 4-week treatment with TA. METHODS: All patients who met the inclusion criteria received TA (40/5 mg) during a 4-week run-in period (period 1). Patients who met the criteria for essential hypertension (mean sitting systolic blood pressure [MSSBP], ≥140 and <200 mm Hg, or ≥130 and<200 mm Hg in those with diabetes mellitus or chronic kidney disease) after period 1 were randomly assigned to receive TA 40/5 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 12...
December 13, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238170/adherence-to-treatment-and-evaluation-of-disease-and-therapy-knowledge-in-lebanese-hypertensive-patients
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Hanine Abbas, Mazen Kurdi, Myriam Watfa, Rita Karam
Background: Adherence to treatment, healthy lifestyle, physical activities, smoking, diet, and salt intake are important factors to control for an effective decrease in blood pressure (BP) values for patients diagnosed with essential hypertension (HT). The aim of this work was to study the adherence to antihypertensive treatment and factors predicting this behavior in Lebanese patients. In addition, we evaluated the extent of patient's knowledge and perceptions about HT, risk factors, and medication side effects...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218448/how-does-spa-treatment-affect-cardiovascular-function-and-vascular-endothelium-in-patients-with-generalized-osteoarthritis-a-pilot-study-through-plasma-asymmetric-di-methyl-arginine-adma-and-l-arginine-adma-ratio
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Fatih Karaarslan, Kagan Ozkuk, Serap Seringec Karabulut, Seldag Bekpinar, Mufit Zeki Karagulle, Nergis Erdogan
The study aims to investigate the effect of spa treatment on vascular endothelium and clinical symptoms of generalized osteoarthritis. Forty generalized osteoarthritis (GOA) patients referred to a government spa hospital, and 40 GOA patients followed on university hospital locomotor system disease ambulatory clinics were included as study and control groups, respectively. Study group received spa treatment including thermal water baths, physical therapy modalities, and exercises. Control group was followed with home exercises for 15 days...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218128/neurobrucellosis-presenting-as-pseudotumor-cerebri-first-report-from-oman
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Padam P Sharma, Mangudi V Murali, Tahsin Hamdi
A ten-year-old boy presented to the hospital with body ache and joint pains for two months and headache, vomiting, and skin rash for three days. He was drowsy and lethargic at admission. Physical examination revealed bilateral papilledema. There were no cranial nerve involvement, neuromotor deficit, or signs of meningeal irritation. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the brain did not reveal any evidence of cerebral edema or space occupying lesion. In view of the high endemicity of brucellosis in the area, Brucella agglutination test (BAT) was done at the time of admission and was negative...
November 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200974/stroke-volume-monitoring-novel-continuous-wave-doppler-parameters-algorithms-and-advanced-noninvasive-haemodynamic-concepts
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REVIEW
R A Phillips, B E Smith, V M Madigan
Purpose of Review: Adequate oxygen delivery is essential for life, with hypoxia resulting in dysfunction, and ultimately death, of the cells, organs and organism. Blood flow delivers the oxygen bound in the blood, while haemodynamics is the science of blood flow. Stroke volume (SV) is the fundamental unit of blood flow, and reflects the interdependent performance of the heart, the vessels and the autonomic nervous system. However, haemodynamic management remains generally poor and predominantly guided by simple blood pressure observations alone...
2017: Current Anesthesiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200886/monitoring-and-management-of-hypertension-with-obesity-in-adolescents
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REVIEW
Bonita Falkner
Largely due to the childhood obesity epidemic, there has been an increase in the prevalence of hypertension in children and adolescents. Obesity associated hypertension is the most common hypertension phenotype among adolescents. Approximately 30% of obese adolescents have elevated blood pressure (BP) or hypertension. Updated definitions of elevated BP and hypertension in adolescents are now similar to definitions of BP status in adults. For adolescents ≥13 years of age, elevated BP is 120 to 129/<80 mm Hg...
2017: Integrated Blood Pressure Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188883/dietary-approach-to-stop-hypertension-with-sodium-reduction-for-chinese-canadians-dashna-cc-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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P Zou, C-L Dennis, R Lee, M Parry
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of culturally sensitive dietary interventions targeting Chinese Canadians despite unhealthy dietary behaviours being identified as the most important modifiable risk factor for hypertension in the Chinese population. AIMS: To determine the feasibility of a culturally sensitive dietary intervention for hypertension control; to examine the potential effects of the intervention on blood pressure and health-related quality of life among Chinese Canadians in community...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141928/reversible-brain-lesion-following-growth-hormone-replacement-therapy-in-an-adolescent
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Adamos Hadjipanayis, Elisavet Efstathiou, Leda Theophilou, George Chrousos
A 12.6-year-old girl presented with a 2-month history of headache, recurrent vomiting and 5 kg weight loss. She had been receiving recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) replacement therapy at a dose of 0.035 mg/kg for the past 10 months, due to short stature. Investigations before initiating rhGH, including brain MRI, had been normal. Physical examination revealed a nystagmus and a mildly elevated arterial blood pressure. Brain MRI revealed a lesion in the posterior aspect of the medulla oblongata, adjacent to the foramen of Magendie...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136331/risk-factor-management-in-a-contemporary-australian-population-at-increased-cardiovascular-disease-risk
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D J Campbell, J M Coller, F F Gong, M McGrady, D L Prior, U Boffa, L Shiel, D Liew, R Wolfe, A J Owen, H Krum, C M Reid
BACKGROUND: Effective management of cardiovascular and chronic kidney disease risk factors offers longer, healthier lives and savings in health care. We examined risk factor management in participants of the SCReening Evaluation of the Evolution of New Heart Failure (SCREEN-HF) study, a self-selected population at increased cardiovascular disease risk recruited from members of a health insurance fund in Melbourne and Shepparton, Australia. METHODS: Inclusion criteria were age ≥60 years with one or more of self-reported ischaemic or other heart disease, irregular or rapid heart rhythm, cerebrovascular disease, renal impairment, or treatment for hypertension or diabetes for ≥2 years...
November 14, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131289/negative-predictors-of-treatment-success-in-outpatient-therapy-of-arterial-hypertension-in-poland-results-of-the-control-nt-observational-registry
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Krzysztof J Filipiak, Mariusz Tomaniak, Anna E Płatek, Filip M Szymański, Andrzej Tykarski
BACKGROUND: Identification of factors interfering with adequate control of arterial hypertension in the course of antihypertensive therapy is necessary to plan the strategy or reducing the incidence of cardiovascular disorders and optimize clinical practice guidelines. There have only been limited reliable studies describing the current status of hypertension treatment. AIM: The study objective was to conduct a screening assessment of the rate of uncontrolled hypertension among hypertensive patients coming to a routine follow-up visit, and to characterize patients with inadequate control of arterial hypertension in the aspect of their cardiovascular risk profile and therapeutic strategies used...
November 13, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056238/value-of-routine-investigations-to-predict-loop-diuretic-down-titration-success-in-stable-heart-failure
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Pieter Martens, Frederik H Verbrugge, Levinia Boonen, Petra Nijst, Matthias Dupont, Wilfried Mullens
AIMS: Guidelines advocate down-titration of loop diuretics in chronic heart failure (CHF) when patients have no signs of volume overload. Limited data are available on the expected success rate of this practice or how routine diagnostic tests might help steering this process. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty ambulatory CHF-patients on stable neurohumoral blocker/diuretic therapy for at least 3months without any clinical sign of volume overload were prospectively included to undergo loop diuretic down-titration...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033973/comparison-of-central-ambulatory-home-and-office-blood-pressure-measurement-as-risk-markers-for-mild-cognitive-impairment-in-hypertensive-patients
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Teodora Yaneva-Sirakova, Latchezar Traykov, Julia Petrova, Dobrin Vassilev
AIMS: We compared the role of central blood pressure (BP), ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM), home-measured BP (HMBP) and office BP measurement as risk markers for the development of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). METHODS: 70 hypertensive patients on combination medical therapy were studied. Their mean age was 64.97 ± 8.88 years. Eighteen (25.71%) were males and 52 (74.28%) females. All of the patients underwent full physical examination, laboratory screening, echocardiography, and office, ambulatory, home and central BP measurement...
May 2017: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028776/the-effect-of-music-therapy-on-anxiety-and-various-physical-findings-in-patients-with-copd-in-a-pulmonology-service
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Dilek Horuz, Mehmet Ali Kurcer, Zeynep Erdoğan
This interventional study was carried out to determine the effect of music therapy on anxiety and the various physical findings in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the pulmonary diseases service. Ninety-six patients (28 females, 68 males) of 114 adult patients who were hospitalized between November 10, 2013, and March 10, 2014, were included in the study. Ninety-six patients were separated in 3 groups. The data for the study were collected from a questionnaire form of sociodemographic and clinical characteristics, a patient follow-up form, and the Beck Anxiety Scale...
November 2017: Holistic Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975466/diabetes-outcomes-more-than-a-decade-following-sustained-weight-loss-after-laparoscopic-adjustable-gastric-band-surgery
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John M Wentworth, Chloe Cheng, Cheryl Laurie, Stewart Skinner, Paul R Burton, Wendy A Brown, Paul E O'Brien
BACKGROUND: Long-term outcome data are needed to define the role of bariatric surgery in type 2 diabetes (T2D). To address this, we collated diabetes outcomes more than a decade after laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) surgery. METHOD: Clinical and biochemical measures from 113 obese T2D patients who underwent LAGB surgery in 2003 and 2004 were analyzed. Diabetes remission was defined as HbA1c < 6.2% (44 mmol/mol) and fasting glucose < 7.0 mmol/L...
October 3, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964813/research-progress-of-mechanisms-and-drug-therapy-for-neuropathic-pain
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REVIEW
Yun-Yi Yan, Cheng-Yuan Li, Lin Zhou, Lu-Yao Ao, Wei-Rong Fang, Yun-Man Li
Neuropathic pain is maladaptive pain caused by injury or dysfunction in peripheral and central nervous system, and remains a worldwide thorny problem leading to decreases in physical and mental quality of people's life. Currently, drug therapy is the main treatment regimen for resolving pain, while effective drugs are still unmet in medical need, and commonly used drugs such as anticonvulsants and antidepressants often make patients experience adverse drug reactions like dizziness, somnolence, severe headache, and high blood pressure...
December 1, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961561/general-anesthesia-imposes-negative-effects-on-heart-rate-and-blood-pressure-regulation-in-patients-with-a-history-of-head-and-neck-radiation-therapy
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Gang Zheng, Wenli Dong, Carol M Lewis
BACKGROUND: Head and neck radiation therapy (HNRT) impairs baroreflex sensitivity, and it may potentiate the effects of anesthetics on heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP) regulation. Currently, the impacts of HNRT on HR and BP under anesthesia remain unclear. METHODS: In this study, 472 patients with primary oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer at all stages were examined. Half of the patients underwent HNRT plus surgery. The other half underwent surgery only and was matched with the treatment patients according to age, sex, and body mass index at a 1:1 ratio...
December 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948451/a-diagnostic-approach-to-stroke-in-young-adults
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REVIEW
Christopher A Stack, John W Cole
Optimal diagnosis and management of stroke in young adults benefit from a multidisciplinary team, including a vascular neurology specialist. In addition to the "standard" vascular risk factors including smoking, hypertension, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia, one needs to consider alternative etiologies including substance abuse, carotid/vertebral artery dissections, and rare genetic conditions among others. Once a young patient is determined to have had a stroke, the next question a clinician should ask is why did this patient have a stroke? A "heart to head" diagnostic approach is recommended...
September 25, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
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