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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538267/cirrhosis-has-no-impact-on-therapeutic-responses-of-entecavir-for-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Pin-Chao Wang, Tao-Yang Wei, Tai-Chung Tseng, Hans Hsienhong Lin, Chia-Chi Wang
OBJECTIVE: As the efficacy of a direct antiviral agent is reduced in cirrhotic chronic hepatitis C patients, prolonged duration of treatment or addition of ribavirin is recommended to improve the rates of sustained virological response. However, the impact of cirrhosis on the efficacy of antiviral treatment for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) remained unclear. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study screened entecavir (ETV)-treated CHB patients in Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital from January 2007 till October 2014...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532886/the-effects-of-tai-chi-on-physical-function-and-well-being-among-persons-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-systematic-review
#2
Klaudia J Ćwiękała-Lewis, Matthew Gallek, Ruth E Taylor-Piliae
Current medical treatments for Parkinson's disease (PD) are mainly palliative, though research indicates Tai Chi exercise improves physical function and well-being. An electronic database search of PubMed, CINAHL, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, PsycINFO and Embase was conducted, to examine current scientific literature for potential benefits of Tai Chi on physical function and well-being among persons with PD. A total of 11 studies met the inclusion criteria: 7 randomized clinical trials and 4 quasi-experimental studies...
April 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529544/complementary-and-alternative-interventions-for-fatigue-management-after-traumatic-brain-injury-a-systematic-review
#3
Gang-Zhu Xu, Yan-Feng Li, Mao-De Wang, Dong-Yuan Cao
BACKGROUND: We systematically reviewed randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of complementary and alternative interventions for fatigue after traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: We searched multiple online sources including ClinicalTrials.gov, the Cochrane Library database, MEDLINE, CINAHL, Embase, the Web of Science, AMED, PsychINFO, Toxline, ProQuest Digital Dissertations, PEDro, PsycBite, and the World Health Organization (WHO) trial registry, in addition to hand searching of grey literature...
May 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513765/factors-associated-with-suicidal-ideation-among-university-students
#4
Hugo Gedeon Barros Dos Santos, Samira Reschetti Marcon, Mariano Martínez Espinosa, Makilin Nunes Baptista, Paula Mirianh Cabral de Paulo
Objective: to analyze the factors associated with suicidal ideation in a representative sample of university students. Methods: cross-sectional study, carried out with 637 students of the Federal University of Mato Grosso. The presence of suicidal ideation, demographic and socioeconomic variables, use of alcohol through the Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test, and depressive symptoms (Major Depression Inventory) were investigated. Bivariate analysis was performed with the Chi-square test and multivariate analysis using the Poisson regression model...
May 15, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511866/differences-in-mental-health-among-young-adults-with-borderline-personality-symptoms-of-various-severities
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Wei-Hsin Lu, Peng-Wei Wang, Chih-Hung Ko, Ray C Hsiao, Tai-Ling Liu, Cheng-Fang Yen
PURPOSE: This study examined the differences in mental health and behavioral problems among young adults with borderline personality symptoms of various severities. METHODS: 500 college students participated in this study. Borderline personality symptoms were evaluated using the Taiwanese version of the Borderline Symptom List (BSL-23). Mental health problems were assessed using the Symptom Checklist-90-Revised Scale. Suicidality and other behavioral problems were assessed using questions from the epidemiological version of the Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia and BSL-23 Supplement...
May 13, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506776/mindfulness-is-associated-with-treatment-response-from-non-pharmacological-exercise-interventions-in-knee-osteoarthritis
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Augustine C Lee, William F Harvey, Lori Lyn Price, Xingyi Han, Jeffrey B Driban, John B Wong, Mei Chung, Timothy E McAlindon, Chenchen Wang
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between baseline mindfulness and response from exercise interventions in knee osteoarthritis (OA). DESIGN: Cohort Study; Responder analysis of a clinical trial subset SETTING: Urban tertiary care academic hospital PARTICIPANTS: 86 participants with symptomatic, radiographic knee OA (mean age, 60 years; 74% female; 48% white) INTERVENTIONS: 12 weeks (twice per week) of Tai Chi or Physical Therapy exercise MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Treatment response was defined using Osteoarthritis Research Society International criteria indicating meaningful improvements in the Western Ontario and McMaster Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) pain, function, or Patient Global Assessment scores...
May 12, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501804/exercise-and-other-non-pharmaceutical-interventions-for-cancer-related-fatigue-in-patients-during-or-after-cancer-treatment-a-systematic-review-incorporating-an-indirect-comparisons-meta-analysis
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Roger Hilfiker, Andre Meichtry, Manuela Eicher, Balfe Lina Nilsson, Ruud H Knols, Martin L Verra, Jan Taeymans
AIM: To assess the relative effects of different types of exercise and other non-pharmaceutical interventions on cancer-related fatigue (CRF) in patients during and after cancer treatment. DESIGN: Systematic review and indirect-comparisons meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: Articles were searched in PubMed, Cochrane CENTRAL and published meta-analyses. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR SELECTING STUDIES: Randomised studies published up to January 2017 evaluating different types of exercise or other non-pharmaceutical interventions to reduce CRF in any cancer type during or after treatment...
May 13, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501708/responsiveness-and-minimally-important-differences-for-four-patient-reported-outcomes-measurement-information-system-promis-short-forms-physical-function-pain-interference-depression-and-anxiety-in-knee-osteoarthritis
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Augustine C Lee, Jeffrey B Driban, Lori Lyn Price, William F Harvey, Angie Mae Rodday, Chenchen Wang
Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) instruments can provide valid, interpretable measures of health status among adults with osteoarthritis (OA). However, their ability to detect meaningful change over time is unknown. We evaluated the responsiveness and minimally important differences (MID) for 4 PROMIS Short Forms: Physical Function, Pain Interference, Depression, and Anxiety. We analyzed adults with symptomatic knee OA from our randomized trial comparing Tai Chi and physical therapy...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497645/peptic-ulcer-bleeding-patients-with-rockall-scores-%C3%A2-6-are-at-risk-of-long-term-ulcer-rebleeding-a-3-5-year-prospective-longitudinal-study
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Er-Hsiang Yang, Hsiu-Chi Cheng, Chung-Tai Wu, Wei-Ying Chen, Meng-Ying Lin, Bor-Shyang Sheu
BACKGROUND: Patients with high Rockall scores have increased risk of rebleeding and mortality within 30 days after peptic ulcer bleeding, but long-term outcomes deserve follow-up after cessation of proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs). AIM: To validate whether patients with high Rockall scores have more recurrent ulcer bleeding in a 3.5-year longitudinal cohort. METHODS: Between August, 2011 and July, 2014, 368 patients with peptic ulcer bleeding were prospectively enrolled after endoscopic hemostasis to receive PPIs for at least 8 to 16 weeks...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493227/-complementary-and-alternative-procedures-for-fibromyalgia-syndrome-updated-guidelines-2017-and-overview-of-systematic-review-articles
#10
J Langhorst, P Heldmann, P Henningsen, K Kopke, L Krumbein, H Lucius, A Winkelmann, B Wolf, W Häuser
BACKGROUND: The regular update of the guidelines on fibromyalgia syndrome, AWMF number 145/004, was scheduled for April 2017. METHODS: The guidelines were developed by 13 scientific societies and 2 patient self-help organizations coordinated by the German Pain Society. Working groups (n =8) with a total of 42 members were formed balanced with respect to gender, medical expertise, position in the medical or scientific hierarchy and potential conflicts of interest...
May 10, 2017: Der Schmerz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491110/tai-chi-chuan-exercise-improves-pulmonary-function-and-decreases-exhaled-nitric-oxide-level-in-both-asthmatic-and-nonasthmatic-children-and-improves-quality-of-life-in-children-with-asthma
#11
Hsin-Chia Lin, Hao-Pai Lin, Hsin-Hui Yu, Li-Chieh Wang, Jyh-Hong Lee, Yu-Tsan Lin, Yao-Hsu Yang, Pei-Yi Li, Wei-Zen Sun, Bor-Luen Chiang
Tai-Chi-Chuan (TCC) is an exercise of low-to-moderate intensity which is suitable for asthmatic patients. The aim of our study is to investigate improvements of the lung function, airway inflammation, and quality of life of asthmatic children after TCC. Participants included sixty-one elementary school students and they were divided into asthmatic (n = 29) and nonasthmatic (n = 32) groups by the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) questionnaire. Among them, 20 asthmatic and 18 nonasthmatic children volunteered to participate in a 60-minute TCC exercise weekly for 12 weeks...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489508/tai-chi-chih-compared-with-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-insomnia-in-survivors-of-breast-cancer-a-randomized-partially-blinded-noninferiority-trial
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Michael R Irwin, Richard Olmstead, Carmen Carrillo, Nina Sadeghi, Perry Nicassio, Patricia A Ganz, Julienne E Bower
Purpose Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and Tai Chi Chih (TCC), a movement meditation, improve insomnia symptoms. Here, we evaluated whether TCC is noninferior to CBT-I for the treatment of insomnia in survivors of breast cancer. Patients and Methods This was a randomized, partially blinded, noninferiority trial that involved survivors of breast cancer with insomnia who were recruited from the Los Angeles community from April 2008 to July 2012. After a 2-month phase-in period with repeated baseline assessment, participants were randomly assigned to 3 months of CBT-I or TCC and evaluated at months 2, 3 (post-treatment), 6, and 15 (follow-up)...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488086/large-cell-anaplastic-medulloblastoma-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-a-retrospective-analysis-at-a-single-institute
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Pin-I Huang, Shih-Chieh Lin, Yi-Yen Lee, Donald Ming-Tak Ho, Wan-Yuo Guo, Kai-Ping Chang, Feng-Chi Chang, Muh-Lii Liang, Hsin-Hung Chen, Yu-Ming Liu, Sang-Hue Yen, Tai-Tong Wong, Yi-Wei Chen
PURPOSE: Medulloblastoma (MB) is the most commonly occurring malignant pediatric brain tumor worldwide. However, a recent study found that the treatment outcomes in those with high-risk disease receiving conventional treatment were suboptimal. This study aimed to assess outcomes and treatment strategies for specific histologic subtypes of pediatric MB. METHODS: A total of 114 pediatric patients (age < 20 years) diagnosed with MB between March 1998 and August 2011 were retrospectively reviewed; 52 that were treated with surgery followed by adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) and chemotherapy (CHT) were included...
May 9, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472039/cytokeratin-18-and-uric-acid-predicts-disease-severity-in-taiwanese-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-patients
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Jee-Fu Huang, Ming-Lun Yeh, Chung-Feng Huang, Ching-I Huang, Pei-Chien Tsai, Chi-Ming Tai, Hua-Ling Yang, Chia-Yen Dai, Meng-Hsuan Hsieh, Shinn-Chern Chen, Ming-Lung Yu, Wan-Long Chuang
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Identification of disease severity remains a challenge in the management of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Cytokeratin-18 (CK18), is a recently developed non-invasive biomarker for NASH. We aimed to assess the performance of CK18 in disease severity prediction among Taiwanese NASH patients. METHODS: A total of 76 biopsy-proven NASH patients (54 males, age = 41.0 ± 13.5 years) were consecutively recruited. The optimal cutoff values of CK18 for each stage of fibrosis were correlated with their histopathological manifestations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468030/higher-dheas-levels-associated-with-long-term-practicing-of-tai-chi
#15
Hung-Min Lai, Mark Shui-Yu Liu, Ting-Ju Lin, Ying-Lan Tsai, Eileen Jea Chien
Tai Chi has many benefits for middle-aged/older individuals including improvements to muscle strength and various body lipid components. DHEAS and testosterone have anti-obesity/anti-aging characteristics and also improve libido, vitality and immunity levels. Thus, the aim of the present study was to investigate the differences between middle-aged Tai Chi practitioners (n = 17) and sedentary individuals (n = 17) in terms of leg strength, blood levels of cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL, as well as DHEAS, testosterone and cortisol...
April 30, 2017: Chinese Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466786/methoxyphenyl-chalcone-sensitizes-aggressive-epithelial-cancer-to-cisplatin-through-apoptosis-induction-and-cancer-stem-cell-eradication
#16
Yu-Kai Su, Wen-Chien Huang, Wei-Hwa Lee, Oluwaseun Adebayo Bamodu, Muhammad Ary Zucha, Indwiani Astuti, Heri Suwito, Chi-Tai Yeh, Chien-Min Lin
Current standard chemotherapy for late stage ovarian cancer is found unsuccessful due to relapse after completing the regimens. After completing platinum-based chemotherapy, 70% of patients develop relapse and resistance. Recent evidence proves ovarian cancer stem cells as the source of resistance. Therefore, treatment strategy to target both cancer stem cells and normal stem cells is essential. In this study, we developed a novel chalcone derivative as novel drug candidate for ovarian cancer treatment. We found that methoxyphenyl chalcone was effective to eliminate ovarian cancer cells when given either as monotherapy or in combination with cisplatin...
May 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447531/treatment-of-foot-varicose-veins-a-study-of-119-consecutive-patients
#17
Luiz Fernando Albernaz, Daiane Taís Schlindwein Albernaz, Fernanda Rita Machado Zignani, Yung-Wei Chi
Objective To analyze the outcomes of 119 (188 feet) patients undergoing foot varicose vein phlebectomy with and without sclerotherapy between 2013 and 2015. Methods Legs and feet were treated in one single procedure. Clinical and ultrasound assessments were carried out at 7, 30, and 90 days for visualization of the sapheno-femoral and sapheno-popliteal junctions and the deep vein system. Results Mean age was 50 ± 12 years (25-79 years); 67 patients were female (56.3%). Median venous clinical severity score was 4 (range 2-5) before and 1 (range 0-2) at 90 days ( p < 0...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441363/mind-body-therapy-for-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
#18
REVIEW
Anne Herbert, Anna Esparham
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is pervasive among the pediatric population and new treatments with minimal adverse effects are necessary to be studied. The purpose of this article is to review current research studying mind-body therapies for treatment of children diagnosed with ADHD. Literature was reviewed pertaining to the effectiveness of movement-based therapies and mindfulness/meditation-based therapies for ADHD. Many positive effects of yoga, Tai Chi, physical activity, and meditation may significantly improve symptoms of ADHD among children...
April 25, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438770/exercise-interventions-for-cognitive-function-in-adults-older-than-50-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Joseph Michael Northey, Nicolas Cherbuin, Kate Louise Pumpa, Disa Jane Smee, Ben Rattray
BACKGROUND: Physical exercise is seen as a promising intervention to prevent or delay cognitive decline in individuals aged 50 years and older, yet the evidence from reviews is not conclusive. OBJECTIVES: To determine if physical exercise is effective in improving cognitive function in this population. DESIGN: Systematic review with multilevel meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: Electronic databases Medline (PubMed), EMBASE (Scopus), PsychINFO and CENTRAL (Cochrane) from inception to November 2016...
April 24, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436583/physical-activity-and-exercise-for-chronic-pain-in-adults-an-overview-of-cochrane-reviews
#20
REVIEW
Louise J Geneen, R Andrew Moore, Clare Clarke, Denis Martin, Lesley A Colvin, Blair H Smith
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting beyond normal tissue healing time, generally taken to be 12 weeks. It contributes to disability, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, poor quality of life, and healthcare costs. Chronic pain has a weighted mean prevalence in adults of 20%.For many years, the treatment choice for chronic pain included recommendations for rest and inactivity. However, exercise may have specific benefits in reducing the severity of chronic pain, as well as more general benefits associated with improved overall physical and mental health, and physical functioning...
April 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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