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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434203/topiramate-monotherapy-for-juvenile-myoclonic-epilepsy
#1
REVIEW
Jia Liu, Lu-Ning Wang, Yu-Ping Wang
BACKGROUND: Topiramate is a newer broad-spectrum antiepileptic drug (AED). Some studies have shown the benefits of topiramate monotherapy in the treatment of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME). However, there are no current systematic reviews to determine the efficacy and tolerability of topiramate monotherapy in people with JME. This is an updated version of the original Cochrane Review published in Issue 12, 2015. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of topiramate monotherapy in the treatment of JME...
April 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432791/immediate-versus-delayed-postpartum-insertion-of-contraceptive-implant-for-contraception
#2
REVIEW
Jen Sothornwit, Yuthapong Werawatakul, Srinaree Kaewrudee, Pisake Lumbiganon, Malinee Laopaiboon
BACKGROUND: The spacing of pregnancies has a positive impact on maternal and newborn health. The progestin contraceptive implant, which is a long-acting, reversible method of contraception, has a well-established low failure rate that is compatible with tubal sterilization. The standard provision of contraceptive methods on the first postpartum visit may put some women at risk of unintended pregnancy, either due to loss to follow-up or having sexual intercourse prior to receiving contraception...
April 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427475/protocol-a-systematic-review-of-studies-developing-and-or-evaluating-search-strategies-to-identify-prognosis-studies
#3
Nadia Corp, Joanne L Jordan, Jill A Hayden, Emma Irvin, Robin Parker, Andrea Smith, Danielle A van der Windt
BACKGROUND: Prognosis research is on the rise, its importance recognised because chronic health conditions and diseases are increasingly common and costly. Prognosis systematic reviews are needed to collate and synthesise these research findings, especially to help inform effective clinical decision-making and healthcare policy. A detailed, comprehensive search strategy is central to any systematic review. However, within prognosis research, this is challenging due to poor reporting and inconsistent use of available indexing terms in electronic databases...
April 20, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426160/assessment-and-support-during-early-labour-for-improving-birth-outcomes
#4
REVIEW
Shinobu Kobayashi, Nobutsugu Hanada, Masayo Matsuzaki, Kenji Takehara, Erika Ota, Hatoko Sasaki, Chie Nagata, Rintaro Mori
BACKGROUND: The progress of labour in the early or latent phase is usually slow and may include painful uterine contractions. Women may feel distressed and lose their confidence during this phase. Support and assessment interventions have been assessed in two previous Cochrane Reviews. This review updates and replaces these two reviews, which have become out of date. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effectiveness of assessment and support interventions for women during early labour...
April 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418586/simulated-presence-therapy-for-dementia
#5
REVIEW
Iosief Abraha, Joseph M Rimland, Isabel Lozano-Montoya, Giuseppina Dell'Aquila, Manuel Vélez-Díaz-Pallarés, Fabiana M Trotta, Alfonso J Cruz-Jentoft, Antonio Cherubini
BACKGROUND: Dementia is a common and serious neuropsychiatric syndrome, characterised by progressive cognitive and functional decline. The majority of people with dementia develop behavioural disturbances, also known as behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). Several non-pharmacological interventions have been evaluated to treat BPSD in people with dementia. Simulated presence therapy (SPT), an intervention that uses video or audiotape recordings of family members played to the person with dementia, is a possible approach to treat BPSD...
April 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417525/metformin-associated-lactic-acidosis-mala-moving-towards-a-new-paradigm
#6
REVIEW
Jean-Daniel Lalau, Farshad Kajbaf, Alessandro Protti, Mette Marie Christensen, Marc-Etienne De Broe, Nicolas Wiernsperger
Although metformin has been used for over 60 years, the balance between the drug's beneficial and adverse effects is still subject to debate. Following an analysis of how cases of so-called "metformin-associated lactic acidosis" (MALA) are reported in the literature, the present article reviews the pitfalls to be avoided when assessing the purported association between metformin and lactic acidosis. By starting from pathophysiological considerations, we propose a new paradigm for lactic acidosis in metformin-treated patients...
April 17, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408614/clinical-variant-classification-a-comparison-of-public-databases-and-a-commercial-testing-laboratory
#7
William Gradishar, KariAnne Johnson, Krystal Brown, Erin Mundt, Susan Manley
BACKGROUND: There is a growing move to consult public databases following receipt of a genetic test result from a clinical laboratory; however, the well-documented limitations of these databases call into question how often clinicians will encounter discordant variant classifications that may introduce uncertainty into patient management. Here, we evaluate discordance in BRCA1 and BRCA2 variant classifications between a single commercial testing laboratory and a public database commonly consulted in clinical practice...
April 13, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407219/multiple-micronutrient-supplementation-for-women-during-pregnancy
#8
REVIEW
Batool A Haider, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
BACKGROUND: Multiple-micronutrient (MMN) deficiencies often coexist among women of reproductive age in low- to middle-income countries. They are exacerbated in pregnancy due to the increased demands, leading to potentially adverse effects on the mother and developing fetus. Though supplementation with MMNs has been recommended earlier because of the evidence of impact on pregnancy outcomes, a consensus is yet to be reached regarding the replacement of iron and folic acid supplementation with MMNs...
April 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404474/does-having-a-difficult-child-lead-to-poor-maternal-mental-health
#9
Ann M Kingsbury, Alexandra Clavarino, Abdullah Mamun, Nargess Saiepour, J M Najman
OBJECTIVES: Considerable evidence suggests maternal psychopathology influences that of their offspring. The probability of a reverse causal pathway has been only rarely considered but is a concern, given around 10% of children manifest mental impairment during their early years. This study determines the extent to which child behavior problems at ages 5 and 14 years are associated with mothers' mental health at 21 years post birth. STUDY DESIGN: Longitudinal study...
February 7, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400182/comparative-effectiveness-of-non-operative-treatments-for-chronic-calcific-tendinitis-of-the-shoulder-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Yi-Cheng Wu, Wen-Chung Tsai, Yu-Kung Tu, Tung-Yang Yu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness of various non-operative treatments for chronic calcific tendinitis of the shoulder. A systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomized trials was performed to evaluate changes in pain reduction, functional improvements in patients with calcific tendinitis, and the ratio of complete resolution of calcific deposition. DATA SOURCES: Studies were comprehensively searched, without language restrictions on PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, the Cochrane and other databases...
April 8, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393440/effects-of-a-multifactorial-intervention-comprising-resistance-exercise-nutritional-and-psychosocial-programs-on-frailty-and-functional-health-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-a-randomized-controlled-cross-over-trial
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Satoshi Seino, Mariko Nishi, Hiroshi Murayama, Miki Narita, Yuri Yokoyama, Yu Nofuji, Yu Taniguchi, Hidenori Amano, Akihiko Kitamura, Shoji Shinkai
AIM: To examine the effects of a multifactorial intervention on frailty and functional health among community-dwelling older adults, a 6-month randomized, controlled, cross-over trial was carried out within the Hatoyama Cohort Study. METHODS: A total of 77 pre-frail or frail older adults (mean age 74.6 years) were randomly allocated to an immediate intervention group (IIG; n = 38) or delayed intervention group (DIG; n = 39). The IIG participated in a twice-weekly multifactorial intervention comprising resistance exercise, nutritional education and psychosocial programs...
April 10, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392227/assessing-mental-health-in-boys-with-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-emotional-behavioural-and-neurodevelopmental-profile-in-an-italian-clinical-sample
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Paola Colombo, Maria Nobile, Alessandra Tesei, Federica Civati, Sandra Gandossini, Elisa Mani, Massimo Molteni, Nereo Bresolin, Grazia D'Angelo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate through a comprehensive protocol, the psychopathological profile of DMD boys. The primary aim of this observational study was to describe the emotional and behavioural profile and the neurodevelopmental problems of Italian boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD); the secondary aim was to explore the relation between psychopathological profile and DMD genotype. METHOD: 47 DMD boys, aged 2-18, were included in the study and assessed through structured and validated tools including Wechsler scales or Griffiths for cognitive ability, Child Behavior Check List (CBCL), Youth Self Report (YSR) and Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) for emotional and behavioural features...
March 24, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386758/exploring-patients-reasons-for-participation-in-a%C3%A2-medical-education-home-visit-program-a%C3%A2-qualitative-study-in-malaysia
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Chai-Eng Tan, Aida Jaffar, Noorlaili Tohit, Zuhra Hamzah, Syahnaz Mohd Hashim
INTRODUCTION: Direct contact with patients for medical education is essential in healthcare professional training. Patients who were recruited for a medical education home visit program in Malaysia did so on a voluntary basis without remuneration. This paper aims to explore their reasons for participation in this program. METHODS: An exploratory qualitative study was conducted on patients who had been visited during the 2012/2013 academic session. Purposive sampling was done to select adult participants from varying ethnicities and ages from the list of patients...
April 6, 2017: Perspectives on Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386655/impact-of-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-on-decline-in-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-in-apparently-healthy-young-to-middle-aged-working-men
#14
Akihiro Kuma, Bungo Uchino, Yoko Ochiai, Masatoshi Kawashima, Kazuhiko Enta, Masahito Tamura, Yutaka Otsuji, Akihiko Kato
BACKGROUND: It remains to be fully clarified whether there is a relationship between uncontrolled dyslipidemia and decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in the general population. Therefore, this study's aim was to test the association of dyslipidemia with changes in eGFR in apparently healthy working men. METHODS: We retrospectively examined the annual medical check-up list of 14,510 male workers aged 20-60 years with eGFR ≥ 60 mL/min/1...
April 6, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385173/novel-augmentation-strategies-in-major-depression
#15
Klaus Martiny
Hypothesis The hypotheses of all the four included studies share the common idea that it is possible to augment the effect of antidepressant drug treatment by applying different interventions and with each intervention attain a clinically meaningful better effect compared to a control condition, and with minor side effects, thus improving the short- and medium-term outcome in major depression. Procedures Study design The basic study design has been the double blind randomised controlled trial (RCT). In the light therapy study, all patients were treated with sertraline for the whole of the study duration...
April 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385114/psychological-distress-anger-and-quality-of-life-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-associations-with-biochemical-phenotypical-andsocio-demographic-factors
#16
Lidia Borghi, Daniela Leone, Elena Vegni, Valentina Galiano, Corina Lepadatu, Patrizia Sulpizio, Emanuele Garzia
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and psychological disturbances, including anger. To analyze whether the biochemical/phenotypical features of PCOS play a role in the type and severity of psychological disorders. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This case-control study included 30 PCOS patients meeting NIH criteria and 30 non-PCOS women referring to Reproductive Medicine Unit for infertility. Complete clinical and biochemical screening and the self-reported psychological data [Symptom Check List 90-R (SCL-90-R); Short-Form Health Survey 36 (SF-36); and State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory-2 (STAXI-2)] were collected...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375548/exercise-based-cardiac-rehabilitation-in-heart-transplant-recipients
#17
REVIEW
Lindsey Anderson, Tricia T Nguyen, Christian H Dall, Laura Burgess, Charlene Bridges, Rod S Taylor
BACKGROUND: Heart transplantation is considered to be the gold standard treatment for selected patients with end-stage heart disease when medical therapy has been unable to halt progression of the underlying pathology. Evidence suggests that aerobic exercise training may be effective in reversing the pathophysiological consequences associated with cardiac denervation and prevent immunosuppression-induced adverse effects in heart transplant recipients. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness and safety of exercise-based rehabilitation on the mortality, hospital admissions, adverse events, exercise capacity, health-related quality of life, return to work and costs for people after heart transplantation...
April 4, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365898/open-access-publishing-in-the-field-of-medical-informatics
#18
Stefanie Kuballa
The open access paradigm has become an important approach in today's information and communication society. Funders and governments in different countries stipulate open access publications of funded research results. Medical informatics as part of the science, technology and medicine disciplines benefits from many research funds, such as National Institutes of Health in the US, Wellcome Trust in UK, German Research Foundation in Germany and many more. In this study an overview of the current open access programs and conditions of major journals in the field of medical informatics is presented...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358979/pelvimetry-for-fetal-cephalic-presentations-at-or-near-term-for-deciding-on-mode-of-delivery
#19
REVIEW
Robert C Pattinson, Anna Cuthbert, Valerie Vannevel
BACKGROUND: Pelvimetry assesses the size of a woman's pelvis aiming to predict whether she will be able to give birth vaginally or not. This can be done by clinical examination, or by conventional X-rays, computerised tomography (CT) scanning, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of pelvimetry (performed antenatally or intrapartum) on the method of birth, on perinatal mortality and morbidity, and on maternal morbidity. This review concentrates exclusively on women whose fetuses have a cephalic presentation...
March 30, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353523/early-hearing-detection-and-intervention-pediatric-audiology-links-to-services-ehdi-pals-building-a-national-facility-database
#20
Winnie Chung, Kathryn L Beauchaine, Jeff Hoffman, Kirsten R Coverstone, Anne Oyler, Craig Mason
OBJECTIVES: To create a searchable web-based national audiology facility directory using a standardized survey, so parents and providers could identify which facilities had capacity to provide appropriate services based on child's age. DESIGN: An Early Hearing Detection and Intervention-Pediatric Audiology Links to Services expert panel was convened to create a survey to collect audiology facility information. Professional practice documents were reviewed, a survey was designed to collect pertinent test protocols of each audiology facility, and a standard of care template was created to cross-check survey answers...
March 28, 2017: Ear and Hearing
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