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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936712/early-goal-directed-nutrition-versus-standard-of-care-in-adult-intensive-care-patients-the-single-centre-randomised-outcome-assessor-blinded-eat-icu-trial
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Matilde Jo Allingstrup, Jens Kondrup, Jørgen Wiis, Casper Claudius, Ulf Gøttrup Pedersen, Rikke Hein-Rasmussen, Mads Rye Bjerregaard, Morten Steensen, Tom Hartvig Jensen, Theis Lange, Martin Bruun Madsen, Morten Hylander Møller, Anders Perner
PURPOSE: We assessed the effects of early goal-directed nutrition (EGDN) vs. standard nutritional care in adult intensive care unit (ICU) patients. METHODS: We randomised acutely admitted, mechanically ventilated ICU patients expected to stay longer than 3 days in the ICU. In the EGDN group we estimated nutritional requirements by indirect calorimetry and 24-h urinary urea aiming at covering 100% of requirements from the first full trial day using enteral and parenteral nutrition...
September 22, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933238/staged-decrease-of-physical-ability-on-the-locomotive-syndrome-risk-test-is-related-to-neuropathic-pain-nociceptive-pain-shoulder-complaints-and-quality-of-life-in-middle-aged-and-elderly-people-the-utility-of-the-locomotive-syndrome-risk-test
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Shiro Imagama, Yukiharu Hasegawa, Kei Ando, Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Tetsuro Hida, Kenyu Ito, Mikito Tsushima, Yoshihiro Nishida, Naoki Ishiguro
OBJECTIVES: A locomotive syndrome (LS) risk test for evaluation of physical ability is recently proposed. The objective of this study is to evaluate the utility of this test by examining physical ability, neuropathic pain, nociceptive pain, shoulder complaints, and quality of life (QOL). METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted in 523 subjects (240 males, 283 females; mean age: 63.3 years) at a health checkup. Data collected using visual analog scales (VAS) for shoulder pain, low back pain, sciatica, and knee pain, neuropathic pain, shoulder complaint, body mass index (BMI), osteoporosis, and SF-36 were compared among three LS risk stages...
February 16, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931531/clinical-and-cost-effectiveness-of-the-lightning-process-in-addition-to-specialist-medical-care-for-paediatric-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-randomised-controlled-trial
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Esther M Crawley, Daisy M Gaunt, Kirsty Garfield, William Hollingworth, Jonathan A C Sterne, Lucy Beasant, Simon M Collin, Nicola Mills, Alan A Montgomery
OBJECTIVE: Investigate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the Lightning Process (LP) in addition to specialist medical care (SMC) compared with SMC alone, for children with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)/myalgic encephalitis (ME). DESIGN: Pragmatic randomised controlled open trial. Participants were randomly assigned to SMC or SMC+LP. Randomisation was minimised by age and gender. SETTING: Specialist paediatric CFS/ME service. PATIENTS: 12-18 year olds with mild/moderate CFS/ME...
September 20, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930844/health-related-quality-of-life-assessment-in-surgical-patients-with-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-a-single-center-analysis-from-mainland-china
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Juxiang Gou, Wenjie Cheng, Jianyong Lei, Qian Pan, Wei You, Ming Cai, Huairong Tang, Yali Lei, Zhihui Li, Rixiang Gong, Jinqiang Zhu
Even with a favorable prognosis, the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) patients remains unclear and conflicting. Thus, in the present study, we compared the HRQoL of PTC patients with that of the general population (GP).The study was performed in our thyroid and parathyroid surgery department, and 186 PTC patients who had undergone thyroidectomy were included. The exclusion criteria were an age < 18 years, no follow-up, and the presence of other malignant neoplasms...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928324/health-related-quality-of-life-after-laparoscopic-liver-resection
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Christian Benzing, Felix Krenzien, Daniel Gohlke, Andreas Andreou, Philipp Haber, Simon Wabitsch, Matthias Biebl, Ricardo Zorron, Georgi Atanasov, Benjamin Strücker, Nathanael Raschzok, Marcus Bahra, Robert Öllinger, Johann Pratschke, Moritz Schmelzle
BACKGROUND: Potential benefits of laparoscopic liver resections (LLRs) over open liver resections (OLRs) such as the clinical outcome and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) have not convincingly been investigated, yet. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients who had undergone LLR and OLR at our department between 1 June 2014 and 10 October 2016 were identified. HRQoL was assessed using the short form 36 (SF-36). All patients who returned the surveys were then retrospectively analysed with regards to the perioperative outcome...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928189/disability-acquisition-and-mental-health-effect-modification-by-demographic-and-socioeconomic-characteristics-using-data-from-an-australian-longitudinal-study
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Zoe Aitken, Julie Anne Simpson, Rebecca Bentley, Anne Marie Kavanagh
OBJECTIVES: There is evidence of a causal relationship between disability acquisition and poor mental health, but the substantial heterogeneity in the magnitude of the effect is poorly understood and may be aetiologically informative. This study aimed to identify demographic and socioeconomic factors that modify the effect of disability acquisition on mental health. DESIGN AND SETTING: The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey is a nationally representative longitudinal survey of Australian households that has been conducted annually since 2001...
September 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927247/relationship-between-sleeping-difficulties-and-airway-symptoms-severity-with-the-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-gerd
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Claudio Andaloro, Mario Sati, Calogero Grillo, Caterina M Grillo, Ignazio LA Mantia
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic disease highly associated with several pulmonary disease and sleep disorders leading to a negative impact on the quality of life. Aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between these disorders and the health-related quality of life. METHODS: Patients were recruited from the Department of Medical Sciences, Surgical and Advanced Technologies, GF Ingrassia, University of Catania, from October 2015 to May 2016...
December 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925498/electronic-diary-for-recording-headaches-triggers-and-medication-use-development-and-evaluation
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Siavash Bandarian-Balooch, Paul R Martin, Brenton McNally, Arissa Brunelli, Sharon Mackenzie
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate an e-diary developed for measuring headaches, triggers, and medication consumption, in terms of reliability and validity, and variables such as ease of use and participant compliance. BACKGROUND: For many decades, behavioral treatment of headaches has been evaluated via participants completing paper diaries recording their headaches and associated phenomena. There is some limited evidence supporting the reliability and validity of paper diaries, and criticisms have been offered such as the large amount of effort involved for both participants and researchers...
September 19, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924352/analysis-of-risk-factors-for-success-of-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-surgery
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Caroline Oliveira Brêtas, Larissa Furbino de Pinho Valentim, Nelson Elias, Igor Machado Cardoso, Joelmar César de Almeida, Charbel Jacob
OBJECTIVE: To identify the patient profile that obtains better clinical and quality of life improvement after lumbar spinal stenosis surgery, comparing the results in the pre and postoperative periods. METHODS: Thirty-seven patients with lumbar spine stenosis submitted to surgery were prospectively evaluated. Through the 36-Item Short Form General Health Survey (SF-36) questionnaire we performed a preoperative analysis to identify morbidities and social security benefit earning...
November 2016: Acta Ortopedica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923113/chinese-version-of-the-constant-murley-questionnaire-for-shoulder-pain-and-disability-a-reliability-and-validation-study
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Min Yao, Long Yang, Zuo-Yuan Cao, Shao-Dan Cheng, Shuang-Lin Tian, Yue-Li Sun, Jing Wang, Bao-Ping Xu, Xiao-Chun Hu, Yong-Jun Wang, Ying Zhang, Xue-Jun Cui
BACKGROUND: Shoulder pain is a common musculoskeletal disorder in Chinese population, which affects more than 1,3 billion individuals. To the best of our knowledge, there has been no available Chinese-language version of measurements of shoulder pain and disability so far. Moreover, the Constant-Murley score (CMS) questionnaire is a universally recognized patient-reported questionnaire for clinical practice and research. The present study was designed to evaluate a Chinese translational version of CMS and subsequently assess its reliability and validity...
September 18, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923098/patient-reported-outcomes-of-baricitinib-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-no-or-limited-prior-disease-modifying-antirheumatic-drug-treatment
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Michael Schiff, Tsutomu Takeuchi, Roy Fleischmann, Carol L Gaich, Amy M DeLozier, Douglas Schlichting, Wen-Ling Kuo, Ji-Eon Won, Tara Carmack, Terence Rooney, Patrick Durez, Saeed Shaikh, Rodolfo Pardo Hidalgo, Ronald van Vollenhoven, Cristiano A F Zerbini
BACKGROUND: This study evaluates patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in a double-blind, phase III study of baricitinib as monotherapy or combined with methotrexate (MTX) in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with no or minimal prior conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and naïve to biological DMARDs. METHODS: Patients were randomized 4:3:4 to MTX administered once weekly (N = 210), baricitinib monotherapy (4 mg once daily (QD), N = 159), or combination of baricitinib (4 mg QD) and MTX (baricitinib + MTX, N = 215)...
September 18, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922704/direct-acting-antivirals-for-chronic-hepatitis-c
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REVIEW
Janus C Jakobsen, Emil Eik Nielsen, Joshua Feinberg, Kiran Kumar Katakam, Kristina Fobian, Goran Hauser, Goran Poropat, Snezana Djurisic, Karl Heinz Weiss, Milica Bjelakovic, Goran Bjelakovic, Sarah Louise Klingenberg, Jian Ping Liu, Dimitrinka Nikolova, Ronald L Koretz, Christian Gluud
BACKGROUND: Millions of people worldwide suffer from hepatitis C, which can lead to severe liver disease, liver cancer, and death. Direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), e.g. sofosbuvir, are relatively new and expensive interventions for chronic hepatitis C, and preliminary results suggest that DAAs may eradicate hepatitis C virus (HCV) from the blood (sustained virological response). Sustained virological response (SVR) is used by investigators and regulatory agencies as a surrogate outcome for morbidity and mortality, based solely on observational evidence...
September 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921407/combat-exposure-emotional-and-physical-role-limitations-and-substance-use-among-male-united-states-army-reserve-and-national-guard-soldiers
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R A Hoopsick, B M Vest, D L Homish, G G Homish
PURPOSE: Combat-exposed soldiers are at an increased risk for health problems that diminish quality of life (QOL) and substance use. We explored the cross-sectional associations between combat exposure and two measures of QOL, and the effect of substance use on those associations. METHODS: Data are from the baseline wave of Operation: SAFETY, an ongoing survey-based study of United States Army Reserve/National Guard (USAR/NG) soldiers and their partners. Our sample consisted of male USAR/NG soldiers with a history of deployment (N = 248)...
September 18, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920767/auricular-vagal-nerve-stimulation-in-peripheral-arterial-disease-patients
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Gerald Hackl, Andreas Prenner, Philipp Jud, Franz Hafner, Peter Rief, Gerald Seinost, Ernst Pilger, Marianne Brodmann
BACKGROUND: Auricular nerve stimulation has been proven effective in different diseases. We investigated if a conservative therapeutic alternative for claudication in peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAD) via electroacupuncture of the outer ear can be established. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective, double-blinded trial an ear acupuncture using an electroacupuncture device was carried out in 40 PAD patients in Fontaine stage IIb. Twenty patients were randomized to the verum group using a fully functional electroacupuncture device, the other 20 patients received a sham device (control group)...
September 18, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920756/sleep-disturbance-as-a-clinical-sign-for-severe-hypogonadism-efficacy-of-testosterone-replacement-therapy-on-sleep-disturbance-among-hypogonadal-men-without-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Kazuyoshi Shigehara, Hiroyuki Konaka, Kazuhiro Sugimoto, Takahiro Nohara, Koji Izumi, Yoshifumi Kadono, Mikio Namiki, Atsushi Mizokami
OBJECTIVE: The present subanalysis of the EARTH study investigates the effects of one year testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) on sleep disturbance among hypogonadal men without obstructive sleep apnea. METHODS: Sleep disturbance was defined as three or more points in question 4 of the aging males symptoms (AMS) questionnaire. All participants completed the AMS scale, International Prostatic Symptoms Score (IPSS), Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM) and Short Form 36 (SF-36) health survey at baseline and after 12 months...
September 18, 2017: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918761/quality-of-life-in-bipolar-disorder-towards-a-dynamic-understanding
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E Morton, G Murray, E E Michalak, R W Lam, S Beaulieu, V Sharma, P Cervantes, S V Parikh, L N Yatham
BACKGROUND: Although quality of life (QoL) is receiving increasing attention in bipolar disorder (BD) research and practice, little is known about its naturalistic trajectory. The dual aims of this study were to prospectively investigate: (a) the trajectory of QoL under guideline-driven treatment and (b) the dynamic relationship between mood symptoms and QoL. METHODS: In total, 362 patients with BD receiving guideline-driven treatment were prospectively followed at 3-month intervals for up to 5 years...
September 18, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918552/long-term-quality-of-life-profile-in-oncology-a-comparison-between-cancer-survivors-and-the-general-population
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Maria Antonietta Annunziata, Barbara Muzzatti, Cristiana Flaiban, Katiuscia Gipponi, Carlo Carnaghi, Paolo Tralongo, Michele Caruso, Raffaele Cavina, Umberto Tirelli
PURPOSE: Understanding the quality of life (QoL) of cancer survivors is relevant to both clinical practice and health care policy. The current study compared the QoL profile in this specific population with that of a normative sample for the general population, as well as with those of both healthy and oncological patients normative sub-samples. In addition, associations between the obtained QoL profile and the main socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of the sample were examined...
September 16, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918523/focal-metallic-inlay-resurfacing-prosthesis-for-the-treatment-of-localized-cartilage-defects-of-the-femoral-condyles-a-systematic-review-of-clinical-studies
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REVIEW
Andreas Fuchs, Helge Eberbach, Kaywan Izadpanah, Gerrit Bode, Norbert P Südkamp, Matthias J Feucht
PURPOSE: To systematically review the results of focal metallic inlay resurfacing prosthesis for the treatment of isolated cartilage defects of the femoral condyles. METHODS: A systematic electronic search of the PubMed database and the Cochrane Library was performed in April 2017 to identify studies that reported clinical or radiographic outcome of focal metallic inlay resurfacing prosthesis for the treatment of isolated cartilage defects of the femoral condyles...
September 16, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915863/lifestyle-intervention-to-improve-quality-of-life-and-prevent-weight-gain-after-renal-transplantation-design-of-the-active-care-after-transplantation-act-randomized-controlled-trial
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Gerald Klaassen, Dorien M Zelle, Gerjan J Navis, Desie Dijkema, Frederike J Bemelman, Stephan J L Bakker, Eva Corpeleijn
BACKGROUND: Low physical activity and reduced physical functioning are common after renal transplantation, resulting in a reduced quality of life. Another common post-transplantation complication is poor cardio-metabolic health, which plays a main role in long-term outcomes in renal transplant recipients (RTR). It is increasingly recognized that weight gain in the first year after transplantation, especially an increase in fat mass, is a highly common contributor to cardio-metabolic risk...
September 15, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915826/acupuncture-lowering-blood-pressure-for-secondary-prevention-of-stroke-a-study-protocol-for-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Yu-Zheng Du, Xin-Xin Gao, Cheng-Ting Wang, Hai-Zhen Zheng, Yun Lei, Meng-Han Wu, Xue-Min Shi, Hai-Peng Ban, Wen-Long Gu, Xiang-Gang Meng, Mao-Ti Wei, Chun-Xiao Hu
BACKGROUND: Stroke is the prime cause of morbidity and mortality in the general population, and hypertension will increase the recurrence and mortality of stroke. We report a protocol of a pragmatic randomized controlled trial (RCT) using blood pressure (BP)-lowering acupuncture add-on treatment to treat patients with hypertension and stroke. METHODS: This is a large-scale, multicenter, subject-, assessor- and analyst-blinded, pragmatic RCT. A total of 480 patients with hypertension and ischemic stroke will be randomly assigned to two groups: an experimental group and a control group...
September 15, 2017: Trials
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