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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470277/does-duration-of-pain-at-baseline-influence-clinical-outcomes-of-low-back-pain-patients-managed-on-an-evidence-based-pathway
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Mary-Anne Jess, Ryan Cormac, Sharon Hamilton, Shaun Wellburn, Greg Atkinson, Charles Greenough, Andrew Coxon, Diarmaid Ferguson, Francis Fatoye, John Dickson, Andrea Jones, Denis Martin
Supplemental Digital Content is available in the text STUDY DESIGN.: Longitudinal observational study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between the duration of pain at baseline and the clinical outcomes of patients with low back pain (LBP) enrolled on the North East of England Regional Back Pain and Radicular Pain Pathway (NERBPP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The NERBPP is a clinical pathway based upon NICE guidelines (2009) for LBP of <1-year duration...
February 21, 2018: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469951/the-minimal-clinically-important-difference-of-the-richmond-agitation-sedation-scale-in-patients-with-cancer-with-agitated-delirium
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David Hui, Kenneth Hess, Seyedeh S Dibaj, Joseph Arthur, Rony Dev, Shalini Dalal, Suresh Reddy, Eduardo Bruera
BACKGROUND: The Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale (RASS) is commonly used to assess psychomotor activity; however, to the authors' knowledge, its minimal clinically important difference (MCID) has not been determined to date. The objective of the current study was to identify the MCID for RASS using 2 anchor-based approaches. METHODS: The current study was a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial to compare the effect of lorazepam versus placebo as an adjuvant to haloperidol for persistent agitation in patients with delirium...
February 22, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462071/the-relationship-between-improvements-in-myelopathy-and-sagittal-realignment-in-cervical-deformity-surgery-outcomes
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Peter Gust Passias, Samantha R Horn, Cole A Bortz, Subaraman Ramachandran, Douglas C Burton, Themistocles Protopsaltis, Renaud Lafage, Virginie Lafage, Bassel G Diebo, Gregory W Poorman, Frank A Segreto, Justin S Smith, Christopher Ames, Christopher I Shaffrey, Han Jo Kim, Brian Neuman, Alan H Daniels, Alexandra Soroceanu, Eric Klineberg
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. OBJECTIVE: Determine if alignment or myelopathy improvement drives patient outcomes following cervical deformity(CD) corrective surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: CD correction involves radiographic malalignment correction and procedures to improve motor function and pain. It is unknown whether alignment or myelopathy improvement drives patient outcomes. METHODS: Inclusion: CD patients with baseline/1-year radiographic and outcome scores...
February 16, 2018: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397287/clinical-outcomes-after-arthroscopic-release-of-patellofemoral-arthrofibrosis-in-patients-with-prior-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Sean P Calloway, Clinton J Soppe, Bert R Mandelbaum
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to review our results of arthroscopic release in patients diagnosed with refractory patellofemoral arthrofibrosis (PFA) after having undergone anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. METHODS: From 2006 to 2016, all patients who underwent arthroscopic release for refractory PFA after ACL reconstruction were reviewed retrospectively. All patients then completed surveys containing the International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) and the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index (WOMAC) and were asked 2 subjective questions...
January 31, 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396020/low-intensity-shockwave-therapy-for-erectile-dysfunction-a-randomized-clinical-trial-comparing-2-treatment-protocols-and-the-impact-of-repeating-treatment
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Dimitrios Kalyvianakis, Evangelos Memmos, Ioannis Mykoniatis, Paraskevi Kapoteli, Dimitrios Memmos, Dimitrios Hatzichristou
BACKGROUND: There is lack of evidence-based optimization of the protocol for low-intensity shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction. Furthermore, the safety and efficacy of repeating shockwave therapy have not been explored. AIM: To compare the efficacy and safety of 6 and 12 treatment sessions within a 6-week treatment period and investigate the effect of repeat treatment after a 6-month period in a 2-phase study. METHODS: Patients with vasculogenic erectile dysfunction that responded to phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors were randomized into 2 groups: low-intensity shockwave therapy sessions once (group A, n = 21) or twice (group B, n = 21) per week for 6 consecutive weeks (phase 1)...
January 27, 2018: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29389486/changes-in-female-veterans-neck-pain-following-chiropractic-care-at-a-hospital-for-veterans
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Kelsey L Corcoran, Andrew S Dunn, Bart N Green, Lance R Formolo, Gregory P Beehler
OBJECTIVE: To determine if U.S. female veterans had demonstrable improvements in neck pain after chiropractic management at a Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital. METHODS: This was a retrospective cross-sectional study of medical records from female veterans attending a VA chiropractic clinic for neck pain from 2009 to 2015. Paired t-tests were used to compare baseline and discharge numeric rating scale (NRS) and Neck Bournemouth Questionnaire (NBQ) scores with a minimum clinically important difference (MCID) set at a 30% change from baseline...
February 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373289/patient-reported-outcomes-of-capsular-repair-versus-capsulotomy-in-patients-undergoing-hip-arthroscopy-minimum-5-year-follow-up-a-matched-comparison-study
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Benjamin G Domb, Edwin O Chaharbakhshi, Itay Perets, John P Walsh, Leslie C Yuen, Lyall J Ashberg
PURPOSE: To elucidate whether capsular closure during hip arthroscopy affected patient outcomes over midterm follow-up. METHODS: Between 2008 and 2011, data were prospectively collected and retrospectively reviewed on patients who underwent hip arthroscopy. Patients were then matched for age, gender, worker's compensation, body mass index, and acetabular coverage. The inclusion criteria were capsular repair or unrepaired capsulotomy, lateral-center edge angle ≥18°, and minimum 5-year follow-up...
January 16, 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362795/effect-of-prolonged-exposure-therapy-delivered-over-2-weeks-vs-8-weeks-vs-present-centered-therapy-on-ptsd-symptom-severity-in-military-personnel-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Edna B Foa, Carmen P McLean, Yinyin Zang, David Rosenfield, Elna Yadin, Jeffrey S Yarvis, Jim Mintz, Stacey Young-McCaughan, Elisa V Borah, Katherine A Dondanville, Brooke A Fina, Brittany N Hall-Clark, Tracey Lichner, Brett T Litz, John Roache, Edward C Wright, Alan L Peterson
Importance: Effective and efficient treatment is needed for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in active duty military personnel. Objective: To examine the effects of massed prolonged exposure therapy (massed therapy), spaced prolonged exposure therapy (spaced therapy), present-centered therapy (PCT), and a minimal-contact control (MCC) on PTSD severity. Design, Setting, and Participants: Randomized clinical trial conducted at Fort Hood, Texas, from January 2011 through July 2016 and enrolling 370 military personnel with PTSD who had returned from Iraq, Afghanistan, or both...
January 23, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350788/reliability-and-validity-of-the-atopic-dermatitis-symptom-score
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Ji Young Lee, Minji Kim, Hea-Kyoung Yang, Hyun Mi Kim, Joongbum Cho, Young-Min Kim, In Seok Lim, Hae-Kwan Cheong, Hye Seung Kim, Insuk Sohn, Jihyun Kim, Kangmo Ahn
BACKGROUND: We have developed the Atopic Dermatitis Symptom Score (ADSS) by which patients or parents can easily assess and record AD symptoms on a daily basis in a smartphone application. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the reliability and validity of the ADSS. METHODS: We enrolled 307 children and adolescents with AD. Parents or caregivers were asked to record daily symptoms of the patients (itching, sleep disturbance, erythema, dryness, oozing, and oedema) using a scale of 0 to 4...
January 19, 2018: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325423/early-functional-radiological-outcomes-and-satisfaction-rates-of-total-ankle-arthroplasty-in-an-asian-population
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Shi Ming Tan, Hamid Rahmatullah Bin Abdul Razak, Inderjeet Singh Rikhraj
BACKGROUND: Few studies have outlined the outcomes and complications in Asians undergoing total ankle arthroplasty. This study reports the functional, radiological outcomes and satisfaction rates in our Asian population. METHODS: Patients who underwent primary total ankle arthroplasty from 2007 to 2013 were recruited. Outcomes evaluated were the AOFAS Ankle-Hindfoot Score (AHS), Visual Analogue Scale(VAS), and the Short Form 36 (SF-36)questionnaire. Outcome scores were collected prospectively up to 2 years...
January 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319337/reliable-change-and-minimum-clinically-important-difference-mcid-of-the-repeatable-battery-for-the-assessment-of-neuropsychology-status-rbans-in-a-heterogeneous-dementia-sample-support-for-reliable-change-methods-but-not-the-mcid
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Megan E O'Connell, Benjamin Gould, Jake Ursenbach, Joe Enright, Debra G Morgan
We compare reliable change scores and recently published anchor-based cutoffs for minimum clinically important difference (MCID) for the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS) in a sample of patients diagnosed with various forms of dementia. For memory clinic patients with dementia evaluated twice over a one-year interval (N = 53), observed retest RBANS index scores were compared with predicted retest index scores based on regression formulae developed from cognitively healthy older adults...
January 10, 2018: Applied Neuropsychology. Adult
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315963/distinct-and-heterogeneous-trajectories-of-self-perceived-cognitive-impairment-among-asian-breast-cancer-survivors
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Terence Ng, Sreemanee Raaj Dorajoo, Yin Ting Cheung, Yick Ching Lam, Hui Ling Yeo, Maung Shwe, Yan Xiang Gan, Koon Mian Foo, Wei-Jen Kiley Loh, Si-Lin Koo, Amit Jain, Guek Eng Lee, Rebecca Dent, Yoon Sim Yap, Raymond Ng, Alexandre Chan
OBJECTIVES: Currently, there are no studies that have established the self-perceived cognitive trajectories experienced by breast cancer patients (BCPs) post-chemotherapy. Therefore, we characterized the long-term trajectory of self-perceived cognitive function among Asian early-stage BCPs using the minimal clinically important difference (MCID) of a subjective measure of cognitive function. METHODS: Early-stage BCPs who received chemotherapy were recruited and assessed at four time points: Before chemotherapy initiation (T1), 6 weeks post-chemotherapy initiation (T2), 12 weeks post-chemotherapy initiation (T3), and 15-months post-chemotherapy initiation (T4)...
January 9, 2018: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290132/defining-the-minimum-clinically-important-difference-for-grade-i-degenerative-lumbar-spondylolisthesis-insights-from-the-quality-outcomes-database
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Anthony L Asher, Panagiotis Kerezoudis, Praveen V Mummaneni, Erica F Bisson, Steven D Glassman, Kevin T Foley, Jonathan Slotkin, Eric A Potts, Mark E Shaffrey, Christopher I Shaffrey, Domagoj Coric, John J Knightly, Paul Park, Kai-Ming Fu, Clinton J Devin, Kristin R Archer, Silky Chotai, Andrew K Chan, Michael S Virk, Mohamad Bydon
OBJECTIVE Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) play a pivotal role in defining the value of surgical interventions for spinal disease. The concept of minimum clinically important difference (MCID) is considered the new standard for determining the effectiveness of a given treatment and describing patient satisfaction in response to that treatment. The purpose of this study was to determine the MCID associated with surgical treatment for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis. METHODS The authors queried the Quality Outcomes Database registry from July 2014 through December 2015 for patients who underwent posterior lumbar surgery for grade I degenerative spondylolisthesis...
January 2018: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287822/srs-22r-minimum-clinically-important-difference-and-substantial-clinical-benefit-after-adult-lumbar-scoliosis-surgery
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Leah Y Carreon, Michael P Kelly, Charles H Crawford, Christine R Baldus, Steven D Glassman, Christopher I Shaffrey, Keith H Bridwell
STUDY DESIGN: Longitudinal cohort. OBJECTIVES: To determine if the minimum clinically important difference (MCID) and substantial clinical benefit (SCB) thresholds for the Scoliosis Research Society-22R (SRS22R) domains in patients with degenerative lumbar scoliosis are similar to those in patients with adult spinal deformity (ASD) with fusions extending into the thoracic spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The MCID and SCB thresholds for the SRS22R domains in patients with ASD and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis have been reported...
January 2018: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282073/responsiveness-of-clinical-tests-for-people-with-neck-pain
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René Jørgensen, Inge Ris, Carsten Juhl, Deborah Falla, Birgit Juul-Kristensen
BACKGROUND: Responsiveness of a clinical test is highly relevant in order to evaluate the effect of a given intervention. However, the responsiveness of clinical tests for people with neck pain has not been adequately evaluated. The objective of the present study was to examine the responsiveness of four clinical tests which are low cost and easy to perform in a clinical setting, including the craniocervical flexion test, cervical active range of movement, test for the cervical extensors and pressure pain threshold testing...
December 28, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250341/results-of-hip-arthroscopy-in-patients-with-mri-diagnosis-of-subchondral-cysts-a-case-series
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David E Hartigan, Itay Perets, Leslie C Yuen, Benjamin G Domb
The aim of this article is to examine the results of arthroscopic management of patients with labral pathology who have preoperative magnetic resonance images (MRIs) demonstrating subchondral cysts. This institution's database was searched for patients who underwent hip arthroscopy and had subchondral cysts on MRI and >2-year follow-up. Exclusion criteria included previous hip surgery, Tönnis grade >1, inflammatory arthritis, Perthes, slipped capital femoral epiphysis or abductor repair. Patient-reported outcome (PRO) scores including visual analog scale, modified Harris hip score (mHHS), non-arthritic hip score and hip outcome score sports-specific subscale (HOS-SSS) were gathered preoperatively, at 3 months, and annually thereafter...
December 2017: Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244235/new-therapy-for-refractory-chronic-mechanical-low-back-pain-restorative-neurostimulation-to-activate-the-lumbar-multifidus-one-year-results-of-a-prospective-multicenter-clinical-trial
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REVIEW
Kristiaan Deckers, Kris De Smedt, Bruce Mitchell, David Vivian, Marc Russo, Peter Georgius, Matthew Green, John Vieceli, Sam Eldabe, Ashish Gulve, Jean-Pierre van Buyten, Iris Smet, Vivek Mehta, Shankar Ramaswamy, Ganesan Baranidharan, Richard Sullivan, Robert Gassin, James Rathmell, Chris Gilligan
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the international multicenter prospective single arm clinical trial was to evaluate restorative neurostimulation eliciting episodic contraction of the lumbar multifidus for treatment of chronic mechanical low back pain (CMLBP) in patients who have failed conventional therapy and are not candidates for surgery or spinal cord stimulation (SCS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-three subjects were implanted with a neurostimulator (ReActiv8, Mainstay Medical Limited, Dublin, Ireland)...
December 15, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243999/efficacy-of-intraoperative-epidural-triamcinolone-application-in-lumbar-microdiscectomy-a-matched-control-study
#18
Martin N Stienen, Holger Joswig, Ivan Chau, Marian C Neidert, David Bellut, Thomas Wälchli, Karl Schaller, Oliver P Gautschi
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the intraoperative application of an epidural steroid (ES) on the decompressed nerve root improves short- and midterm subjective and objective clinical outcomes after lumbar microdiscectomy. METHODS This study was a retrospective analysis of a 2-center database including consecutive cases in which patients underwent lumbar microdiscectomy. All patients who received ES application (40 mg triamcinolone, ES group) were matched by age and sex to patients who had not received ES application (control group)...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243996/validation-of-the-visual-analog-scale-in-the-cervical-spine
#19
Anna MacDowall, Martin Skeppholm, Yohan Robinson, Claes Olerud
OBJECTIVE The visual analog scale (VAS) is frequently used to measure treatment outcome in patients with cervical spine disorders. The minimum clinically important difference (MCID) is the smallest change in a score that has clinical importance to the patient. Although it has been established for other medical fields, knowledge of the VAS MCID for the cervical spine is sparse, and it has rarely been considered in relation to measurement noise. The goals in this study were as follows: 1) to validate the VAS-neck and VAS-arm instruments for the cervical spine (e...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231073/pelargonium-sidoides-preparation-eps-7630-in-copd-health-related-quality-of-life-and-other-patient-reported-outcomes-in-adults-receiving-add-on-therapy
#20
Heinrich Matthys, Petra Funk
OBJECTIVE: Patient-reported outcomes (PRO) such as health-related quality of life (HRQL) belong to the most important criteria for the evaluation of medical therapies in clinical trials or practice-based benefit assessments. We therefore revisited results of an earlier published clinical trial investigating the effects of the herbal drug preparation from the roots of Pelargonium sidoides EPs 7630, administered as add-on therapy in patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), with respect to HRQL and other PRO...
December 12, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
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