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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340251/thermal-qst-phenotypes-associated-with-response-to-lumbar-epidural-steroid-injections-a-pilot-study
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Dermot P Maher, Weihua Ding, Sarabdeep Singh, Arissa Opalacz, Claire Fishman, Mary Houghton, Shihab Ahmed, Lucy Chen, Jianren Mao, Yi Zhang
Objective.:  Response to lumbar epidural steroid injection in lumbar radicular pain varies. The purpose of this study is to characterize the changes in quantitative sensory testing (QST) phenotypes of subjects and compare the QST characteristics in patients who do respond to treatment of radicular pain with a lumbar epidural steroid injection (ESI). Design.:  Prospective, observational pilot study. Setting.:  Outpatient pain center. Methods...
March 13, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332315/significant-increase-of-flow-kinetic-energy-in-nonresponders-patients-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Sara Cimino, Dino Palombizio, Francesco Cicogna, Donatella Cantisani, Manuela Reali, Domenico Filomena, Valentina Petronilli, Carlo Iacoboni, Luciano Agati
BACKGROUNDS: It's still unclear if different patterns of intraventricular flow dynamics may be detected in patients nonresponders to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) as compared to responders ones. Aim of this study was to evaluate the characteristics of left ventricular (LV) flow dynamics 6-months after CRT to identify Echo-particle imaging velocity (PIV) patterns were more frequently detected in nonresponders patients. METHODS: Thirty-two patients with dilated cardiomyopathy, undergoing CRT, were enrolled in this study...
March 23, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331866/clinical-response-and-outcome-in-patients-with-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-infections
#3
Masoume Malekolkottab, Lida Shojaei, Hossein Khalili, Mahsa Doomanlou
OBJECTIVE: In this study, frequency and antimicrobial sensitivity pattern of multidrug resistant (MDR) microorganisms were evaluated in a referral teaching hospital in Iran. METHODS: Patients with MDR Gram-negative pathogens were followed during the course of hospitalization. Demographic data, baseline diseases, type of biological sample, isolated microorganism, type of infection, antibiotic regimen before the availability of the culture result and change in the antibiotic regimen following receiving the antibiogram results, response to the treatment regimen, and duration of hospitalization and patient's outcome were considered variables for each recruited patient...
January 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328787/prone-positioning-improves-ventilation-homogeneity-in-children-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Alison Lupton-Smith, Andrew Argent, Peter Rimensberger, Inez Frerichs, Brenda Morrow
OBJECTIVES: To determine the effect of prone positioning on ventilation distribution in children with acute respiratory distress syndrome. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Paediatric Intensive Care at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa. PATIENTS: Mechanically ventilated children with acute respiratory distress syndrome. INTERVENTIONS: Electrical impedance tomography measures were taken in the supine position, after which the child was turned into the prone position, and subsequent electrical impedance tomography measurements were taken...
March 21, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328786/high-quality-randomized-controlled-trials-in-pediatric-critical-care-a-survey-of-barriers-and-facilitators
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Mark Duffett, Karen Choong, Jennifer Foster, Maureen Meade, Kusum Menon, Melissa Parker, Deborah J Cook
OBJECTIVES: High-quality, adequately powered, randomized controlled trials are needed to inform the care of critically ill children. Unfortunately, such evidence is not always available. Our objective was to identify barriers and facilitators of conducting high-quality randomized controlled trials in pediatric critical care, from the perspective of trialists in this field. DESIGN: Self-administered online survey. Respondents rated the importance of barriers and effectiveness of facilitators on seven-point scales...
March 21, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326568/early-response-predicts-a-sustained-response-to-eluxadoline-in-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome-with-diarrhoea-in-two-phase-3-studies
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W D Chey, L S Dove, D A Andrae, P S Covington
BACKGROUND: The mixed μ- and κ-opioid receptor agonist and δ-opioid receptor antagonist, eluxadoline, is licensed in the USA for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea (IBS-D), based on the results of two large Phase 3 clinical trials. AIM: To understand the time course of treatment benefits with eluxadoline by comparing responder rates over the first month of treatment with responder rates over longer treatment intervals. METHODS: In this post hoc analysis of two Phase 3 studies, composite and adequate relief (AR) responder rates were calculated over month 1 and patients were stratified by their responder status...
March 22, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321512/four-year-maintenance-treatment-with-adalimumab-in-japanese-patients-with-moderately-to-severely-active-ulcerative-colitis
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Yasuo Suzuki, Satoshi Motoya, Hiroyuki Hanai, Toshifumi Hibi, Shiro Nakamura, Andreas Lazar, Anne Martin Robinson, Martha Skup, Nael Mohamed Mostafa, Bidan Huang, Roopal Thakkar, Mamoru Watanabe
BACKGROUND: The 52-week safety and efficacy of adalimumab in Japanese patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis were demonstrated in a placebo-controlled phase 2/3 trial. Data from patients who enrolled in the open-label extension study are presented. METHODS: Remission and response per the full Mayo score (FMS) and the partial Mayo score (PMS), remission per the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Questionnaire (IBDQ) score, corticosteroid-free remission, and mucosal healing were assessed up to week 196 (week 208 for remission/response per PMS) of adalimumab treatment in patients who received one or more doses of adalimumab with use of a hybrid nonresponder imputation (hNRI) method...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321335/quantitative-thermal-testing-profiles-as-a-predictor-of-treatment-response-to-topical-capsaicin-in-patients-with-localized-neuropathic-pain
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A Serrano, D Torres, M Veciana, C Caro, J Montero, V Mayoral
There are no reliable predictors of response to treatment with capsaicin. Given that capsaicin application causes heat sensation, differences in quantitative thermal testing (QTT) profiles may predict treatment response. The aim of this study was to determine whether different QTT profiles could predict treatment outcomes in patients with localized peripheral neuropathic pain (PeLNP). We obtained from medical records QTT results and treatment outcomes of 55 patients treated between 2010 and 2013. Warm sensation threshold (WST) and heat pain threshold (HPT) values were assessed at baseline at the treatment site and in the asymptomatic, contralateral area...
2017: Pain Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319500/clinical-response-profile-of-metastatic-advanced-pulmonary-neuroendocrine-tumors-to-peptide-receptor-radionuclide-therapy-with-177lu-dotatate
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Rahul V Parghane, Sanjay Talole, Kumar Prabhash, Sandip Basu
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to perform multiparametric response assessment of metastatic/advanced pulmonary neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) to Lu-DOTATATE peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) (clinical, biochemical, molecular/structural imaging, and survival assessment) and to study the relationship between response, mortality, and overall survival with dual-tracer molecular imaging parameters. METHODS: Twenty-two patients (6 women, 16 men; median age, 44 years; range, 16-72 years) of histopathologically proven pulmonary NETs with metastatic/advanced disease were included and analyzed retrospectively...
March 17, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317808/isolation-and-characterization-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-from-patients-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-ghana
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Isaac Darko Otchere, Adwoa Asante-Poku, Stephen Osei-Wusu, Samuel Yaw Aboagye, Dorothy Yeboah-Manu
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) species are assuming public health importance in pulmonary diseases; they are increasingly being isolated, and importantly, most NTMs do not respond to routine tuberculosis (TB) drugs. This study aimed to identify NTMs isolated from pulmonary TB cases and also determine their susceptibility to streptomycin (STR), isoniazid (INH), and rifampicin (RIF). METHODS: A total of 1755 mycobacterial isolates, obtained between August 2012 and July 2014, from 2036 smear-positive pulmonary cases were identified using polymerase chain reaction amplification of IS6110, and hsp65 gene sequencing analysis...
January 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317063/prognostic-value-of-pretreatment-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-outcome-prediction-of-colorectal-cancer-liver-metastases-undergoing-90y-microsphere-radioembolization
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Frederic Carsten Schmeel, Birgit Simon, Julian Alexander Luetkens, Frank Träber, Carsten Meyer, Leonard Christopher Schmeel, Amir Sabet, Samer Ezziddin, Hans Heinz Schild, Dariusch Reza Hadizadeh
PURPOSE: To investigate the clinical potential of pretreatment apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) on diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) for therapy response and outcome prediction in patients with liver-predominant metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) undergoing radioembolization with (90)Yttrium-microspheres (90Y-RE). METHODS: Forty-six consecutive patients with unresectable CRC liver metastases underwent standardized clinical DWI on a 1.5 T MR scanner prior to and 4-6 weeks after 90Y-RE...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306646/prevalence-of-musculoskeletal-disorders-among-surgeons-performing-minimally-invasive-surgery-a-systematic-review
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Chantal C J Alleblas, Anne Marie de Man, Lukas van den Haak, Mark E Vierhout, Frank Willem Jansen, Theodoor E Nieboer
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to review musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) prevalence among surgeons performing minimally invasive surgery. BACKGROUND: Advancements in laparoscopic surgery have primarily focused on enhancing patient benefits. However, compared with open surgery, laparoscopic surgery imposes greater ergonomic constraints on surgeons. Recent reports indicate a 73% to 88% prevalence of physical complaints among laparoscopic surgeons, which is greater than in the general working population, supporting the need to address the surgeons' physical health...
March 16, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303255/active-use-of-electronic-health-records-ehrs-and-personal-health-records-phrs-for-epidemiologic-research-sample-representativeness-and-nonresponse-bias-in-a-study-of-women-during-pregnancy
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Julie K Bower, Claire E Bollinger, Randi E Foraker, Darryl B Hood, Abigail B Shoben, Albert M Lai
INTRODUCTION: With the growing use of electronic medical records, electronic health records (EHRs), and personal health records (PHRs) for health care delivery, new opportunities have arisen for population health researchers. Our objective was to characterize PHR users and examine sample representativeness and nonresponse bias in a study of pregnant women recruited via the PHR. DESIGN: Demographic characteristics were examined for PHR users and nonusers. Enrolled study participants (responders, n=187) were then compared with nonresponders and a representative sample of the target population...
2017: EGEMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301911/the-prevalence-and-clinical-relevance-of-asa-nonresponse-after-cardiac-surgery
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Saskia Wand, Elisabeth Hannah Adam, Anna Julienne Wetz, Patrick Meybohm, Nils Kunze-Szikszay, Kai Zacharowski, Aron Frederick Popov, Anton Moritz, Lisa Moldenhauer, Julia Kaiser, Martin Bauer, Christian Friedrich Weber
We aimed to identify the prevalence of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) nonresponse in patients after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and the possible consequences for the rate of major cardiovascular events. This prospective, observational, bicentric cohort study was conducted in two German University hospitals. A total of 400 patients (200 in each study center) undergoing elective CABG surgery were enrolled after written informed consent. Platelet function was analyzed on day 3 (d3) and day 5 (d5) postoperatively following stimulation with arachidonic acid (ASPItest) and with thrombin receptor-activating peptide 6 (TRAPtest) using multiple electrode aggregometry (Multiplate)...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301428/growth-improvement-with-adalimumab-treatment-in-children-with-moderately-to-severely-active-crohn-s-disease
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Thomas D Walters, William A Faubion, Anne M Griffiths, Robert N Baldassano, Johanna Escher, Frank M Ruemmele, Jeffrey S Hyams, Andreas Lazar, Samantha Eichner, Bidan Huang, Yao Li, Roopal B Thakkar
BACKGROUND: Growth failure is common in children with Crohn's disease. The effect of adalimumab (ADA), a fully human antitumor necrosis factor antagonist, on height velocity in pediatric patients with baseline (BL) linear growth impairment in the IMAgINE 1 trial is presented. METHODS: This analysis included female and male patients with growth potential (bone age ≤13 and ≤14 yr, respectively), with BL Pediatric Crohn's disease Activity Index >30, and who failed or were intolerant to conventional therapy...
March 15, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294364/predictors-and-long-term-outcome-of-super-responders-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Abdul Ghani, Peter Paul H M Delnoy, Ahmet Adiyaman, Jan Paul Ottervanger, Anand R Ramdat Misier, Jaap Jan J Smit, Arif Elvan
BACKGROUND: The level of improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in super-responders to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is exceptional. However, the long-term prognosis remains unknown in a large population. HYPOTHESIS: Whether super-responders haven good long-term outcomes. METHODS: We registered 347 patients with primary CRT-D indication. Super-response was defined by LVEF >50% at follow-up echocardiogram. Best-subset regression analysis identified predictors of super-response...
March 14, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292817/how-do-family-physicians-measure-blood-pressure-in-routine-clinical-practice-national-survey-of-canadian-family-physicians
#17
Janusz Kaczorowski, Martin G Myers, Mark Gelfer, Martin Dawes, Eric J Mang, Angelique Berg, Claudio Del Grande, Dragan Kljujic
OBJECTIVE: To describe the techniques currently used by family physicians in Canada to measure blood pressure (BP) for screening for, diagnosing, and treating hypertension. DESIGN: A Web-based cross-sectional survey distributed by e-mail. SETTING: Stratified random sample of family physicians in Canada. PARTICIPANTS: Family physician members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada with valid e-mail addresses. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Physicians' self-reported routine methods for recording BP in their practices to screen for, diagnose, and manage hypertension...
March 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290459/contemporary-update-on-neoadjuvant-therapy-for-bladder-cancer
#18
REVIEW
Daniel P Nguyen, George N Thalmann
Administration of neoadjuvant chemotherapy preceding radical cystectomy in patients with bladder cancer remains a matter of debate. Results of prospective, randomized studies have demonstrated an overall absolute survival benefit of 5% at 5 years, provided cisplatin-based combination regimens are used. Owing to the perception of a modest survival benefit, the medical community has been slow to adopt the use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Other reasons for the underuse of neoadjuvant chemotherapy range from patient ineligibility to fear of delaying potentially curative surgery in nonresponders...
March 14, 2017: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287356/range-of-effective-corticosteroid-doses-for-alleviating-dyspnea-in-terminal-cancer-patients-a-retrospective-review
#19
Tsuyoshi Maeda, Toru Hayakawa
This study aimed to determine the range of mean cumulative corticosteroid doses that could effectively palliate dyspnea in opioid-treated patients with terminal cancer and to investigate the demographic or biochemical factors predictive of corticosteroid responsiveness. To this end, responders and nonresponders were compared with regard to corticosteroid dose and whether they had initiated opioid use before or concomitantly with corticosteroid use. A logistic regression analysis was conducted to assess the impacts of demographic and biochemical factors on corticosteroid effectiveness...
March 2017: Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280390/a-nationwide-population-based-cross-sectional-survey-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-in-denmark-mpnhealthsurvey-survey-design-and-characteristics-of-respondents-and-nonrespondents
#20
Nana Brochmann, Esben Meulengracht Flachs, Anne Illemann Christensen, Christen Lykkegaard Andersen, Knud Juel, Hans Carl Hasselbalch, Ann-Dorthe Zwisler
OBJECTIVE: The Department of Hematology, Zealand University Hospital, Denmark, and the National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, created the first nationwide, population-based, and the most comprehensive cross-sectional health-related quality of life (HRQoL) survey of patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). In Denmark, all MPN patients are treated in public hospitals and treatments received are free of charge for these patients. Therefore, MPN patients receive the best available treatment to the extent of its suitability for them and if they wish to receive the treatment...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
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