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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647833/the-evaluation-of-the-right-inferior-phrenic-artery-diameter-in-cirrhotic-patients
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Kaan Esen, Yuksel Balci, Sermin Tok, Enver Ucbilek, Engin Kara, Omer Kaya
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the relationship between right inferior phrenic artery diameter and portal hypertension in cirrhotic patients. METHODS: CT examinations of 38 patients with chronic liver disease (patient group) and 40 patients without any liver disease (control group) were evaluated. The right inferior phrenic artery diameter of the patient and control group were measured. CT findings of portal hypertension, which were accepted as ascites, collaterals, splenomegaly and portal vein diameter greater than 13 mm, were determined and scored in the patient group...
June 24, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647804/estimating-the-long-term-functional-burden-of-osteoporosis-related-fractures
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S Fischer, K A Kapinos, A Mulcahy, L Pinto, O Hayden, R Barron
Although fractures are associated with short-term reductions in functional status, there is limited information on longer-term burden of fracture. This study documents evidence of an association between fractures and significant declines and functional health and activities that persist but attenuate beyond two years. INTRODUCTION: Although fractures are associated with short-term reductions in functional status and may have other short-term effects on healthcare utilization (hospitalization and follow-up care), there is limited information on long-term burden of fracture beyond 12 to 24 months post-fracture...
June 24, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647763/decompression-plus-fusion-versus-decompression-alone-for-degenerative-lumbar-spondylolisthesis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Hai-Feng Liang, Shu-Hao Liu, Zi-Xian Chen, Qin-Ming Fei
PURPOSE: To compare the clinical effectiveness of decompression plus fusion and decompression alone for patients with degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis, a systematic review and meta-analysis of all available evidence was performed. METHODS: A search of the literature was conducted on PubMed/MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Collaboration Library. Relevant studies comparing decompression plus fusion and decompression alone were selected according to eligibility criteria...
June 24, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647669/-engage-therapy-prediction-of-change-of-late-life-major-depression
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George S Alexopoulos, Robert O'Neil, Samprit Banerjee, Patrick J Raue, Lindsay W Victoria, Jennifer N Bress, Cristina Pollari, Patricia A Arean
OBJECTIVE: Engage grew out of the need for streamlined psychotherapies that can be accurately used by community therapists in late-life depression. Engage was based on the view that dysfunction of reward networks is the principal mechanism mediating depressive symptoms. Accordingly, Engage uses "reward exposure" (exposure to meaningful activities) and assumes that repeated activation of reward networks will normalize these systems. This study examined whether change in a behavioral activation scale, an index of reward system function, predicts change in depressive symptomatology...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647419/intracerebral-hemorrhagic-expansion-occurs-in-patients-using-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-comparable-with-patients-using-warfarin
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Kara R Melmed, Patrick Lyden, Norman Gellada, Asma Moheet
BACKGROUND: Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOAC) use has significantly reduced intracerebral hemorrhagic (ICH) risk compared with standard anticoagulant treatment. Hematoma expansion (HE) is a known predictor of mortality in warfarin-associated ICH. Little is known about HE in patients using NOACs. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of patients with ICH admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from October 2010 to June 2016. We identified patients with concomitant administration of an oral anticoagulant and collected data including evidence of HE on imaging and modified Rankin Scale (mRS) at discharge...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647216/characteristics-of-prostate-cancer-found-at-fifth-screening-in-the-european-randomized-study-of-screening-for-prostate-cancer-rotterdam-can-we-selectively-detect-high-grade-prostate-cancer-with-upfront-multivariable-risk-stratification-and-magnetic-resonance
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Arnout R Alberts, Ivo G Schoots, Leonard P Bokhorst, Frank-Jan H Drost, Geert J van Leenders, Gabriel P Krestin, Roy S Dwarkasing, Jelle O Barentsz, Fritz H Schröder, Chris H Bangma, Monique J Roobol
BACKGROUND: The harm of screening (unnecessary biopsies and overdiagnosis) generally outweighs the benefit of reducing prostate cancer (PCa) mortality in men aged ≥70 yr. Patient selection for biopsy using risk stratification and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may improve this benefit-to-harm ratio. OBJECTIVE: To assess the potential of a risk-based strategy including MRI to selectively identify men aged ≥70 yr with high-grade PCa. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Three hundred and thirty-seven men with prostate-specific antigen ≥3...
June 21, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647101/the-role-of-hypertriglyceridemia-for-acute-kidney-injury-in-the-course-of-acute-pancreatitis-and-an-animal-model
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Congye Wu, Lei Zou, Shujing Shi, Zhihui Tong, Xiao Shen, Dongliang Yang, Lu Ke, Weiqin Li, Jieshou Li
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the role of hypertriglyceridemia for acute kidney injury (AKI) in the course of acute pancreatitis. METHODS: Patients with acute pancreatitis were retrospectively divided into four groups according to admission triglyceride: normal group, mild HTG group, moderate HTG group and severe HTG group. Clinical characteristics were compared among these groups. Wild type (WT) mice and Human ApoC III transgenic (ApoCIIItg) mice were used in the next animal experiments...
June 12, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646934/timing-interval-from-peri-prostatic-block-to-biopsy-impacts-procedural-pain
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Ram A Pathak, David D Thiel, Alexander Parker, Michael G Heckman, Julia E Crook, Nancy N Diehl, Andrea Tavlarides, Scott W Alford, Todd C Igel
INTRODUCTION: To compare visual analog scale (VAS) pain scores between patients with a 2-minute versus 10-minute delay of peri-prostatic lidocaine injection prior to transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsies (TRUS-bx). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty patients who underwent standard 12-core TRUS-bx by a single surgeon were prospectively randomized into four different treatment arms: bibasilar injection with a 2-minute delay, bibasilar injection plus a single apical injection with a 2-minute delay, bibasilar injection with a 10-minute delay, and bibasilar injection plus a single apical injection with a 10-minute delay...
June 2017: Canadian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646914/markerless-motion-capture-systems-as-training-device-in-neurological-rehabilitation-a-systematic-review-of-their-use-application-target-population-and-efficacy
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REVIEW
Els Knippenberg, Jonas Verbrugghe, Ilse Lamers, Steven Palmaers, Annick Timmermans, Annemie Spooren
BACKGROUND: Client-centred task-oriented training is important in neurological rehabilitation but is time consuming and costly in clinical practice. The use of technology, especially motion capture systems (MCS) which are low cost and easy to apply in clinical practice, may be used to support this kind of training, but knowledge and evidence of their use for training is scarce. The present review aims to investigate 1) which motion capture systems are used as training devices in neurological rehabilitation, 2) how they are applied, 3) in which target population, 4) what the content of the training and 5) efficacy of training with MCS is...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646860/effect-of-exercising-at-minimum-recommendations-of-the-multiple-sclerosis-exercise-guideline-combined-with-structured-education-or-attention-control-education-secondary-results-of-the-step-it-up-randomised-controlled-trial
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Susan Coote, Marcin Uszynski, Matthew P Herring, Sara Hayes, Carl Scarrott, John Newell, Stephen Gallagher, Aidan Larkin, Robert W Motl
BACKGROUND: Recent exercise guidelines for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) recommend a minimum of 30 min moderate intensity aerobic exercise and resistance exercise twice per week. This trial compared the secondary outcomes of a combined 10-week guideline based intervention and a Social Cognitive Theory (SCT) education programme with the same exercise intervention involving an attention control education. METHODS: Physically inactive people with MS, scoring 0-3 on Patient Determined Disease Steps Scale, with no MS relapse or change in MS medication, were randomised to 10-week exercise plus SCT education or exercise plus attention control education conditions...
June 24, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646710/psychological-distress-and-the-incident-risk-of-functional-disability-in-elderly-survivors-after-the-great-east-japan-earthquake
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Fumiya Tanji, Yumi Sugawara, Yasutake Tomata, Takashi Watanabe, Kemmyo Sugiyama, Yu Kaiho, Hiroaki Tomita, Ichiro Tsuji
BACKGROUND: We conducted a prospective cohort study to investigate whether psychological distress would have increased the incident risk of functional disability after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. METHODS: First phase data pertaining to psychological distress and other lifestyle factors were collected from 1037 subjects aged ≥ 65 years, from June to December 2011, in four affected areas of Miyagi prefecture in Japan. Psychological distress was measured by the Kessler 6-item psychological distress scale (K6), and classified into three categories (K6 score ≤ 9, 10-12, ≥ 13)...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646526/adamts13-test-and-or-plasmic-clinical-score-in-management-of-acquired-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-a-cost-effective-analysis
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Chong H Kim, Sierra C Simmons, Lance A Williams Iii, Elizabeth M Staley, X Long Zheng, Huy P Pham
BACKGROUND: The ADAMTS13 test distinguishes thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) from other thrombotic microangiopathies (TMAs). The PLASMIC score helps determine the pretest probability of ADAMTS13 deficiency. Due to inherent limitations of both tests, and potential adverse effects and cost of unnecessary treatments, we performed a cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) investigating the benefits of incorporating an in-hospital ADAMTS13 test and/or PLASMIC score into our clinical practice...
June 23, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646485/findings-from-the-harvard-medical-school-cambridge-integrated-clerkship-a-year-long-longitudinal-psychiatry-experience
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Elisa Cheng, David Hirsh, Elizabeth Gaufberg, Todd Griswold, J Wesley Boyd
OBJECTIVE: The Harvard Medical School Cambridge Integrated Clerkship is a longitudinal integrated clerkship that has provided an alternative clinical model for medical education in psychiatry since its inception in 2004. This study was undertaken in an effort to better understand the student experience of the Cambridge Integrated Clerkship and how it may have impacted students' perceptions of and interest in psychiatry, as well as performance. METHODS: Qualitative surveys were sent via e-mail to the first 11 student cohorts who had completed the Cambridge Integrated Clerkship (from 2004 to 2014) and for whom we had e-mail addresses (N = 100), and the free-text responses were coded thematically...
June 23, 2017: Academic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646468/an-investigation-into-the-association-between-demographic-and-morbidity-factors-and-sleep-disturbance
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N Mullane, C Bradley
BACKGROUND: The recognition of sleep disorders is important because in the long term, they are associated with numerous deleterious health outcomes. Despite the high prevalence of sleep disorders, they are widely under-diagnosed at general practice level. AIM: This study aims to investigate the association between demographic and morbidity factors, and self-reported sleep disturbance symptoms. METHODS: A quantitative cross-sectional study design was used...
June 23, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646390/2940-nm-er-yag-fractional-laser-enhanced-the-effect-of-topical-drug-for-psoriasis
#15
Ruilian Li, Jun Zhou, Hui Su, Mei Wang, Yongxian Wang, Shengxiang Xiao, Huiqun Ma
We observed the promoting effects of the 2940-nm erbium:YAG (Er:YAG) fractional laser in topical drug delivery for psoriasis. A total of five (four males and one female) recalcitrant psoriasis patients were given laser treatment eight times at 1-week intervals with the following parameters: 5-11% spot density and 100-μm energy depth. The psoriatic skin lesions on the left knee and the corresponding lesions at the right ones of each psoriasis patient were randomly divided into two groups: laser + topical drug group (L) and drug alone group (D)...
June 23, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646354/associations-between-race-and-eating-disorder-symptom-trajectories-in-black-and-white-girls
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Lindsay P Bodell, Jennifer E Wildes, Yu Cheng, Andrea B Goldschmidt, Kate Keenan, Alison E Hipwell, Stephanie D Stepp
Epidemiological research suggests racial differences in the presentation of eating disorder symptoms. However, no studies have examined associations between race and eating disorder symptom trajectories across youth and adolescence, which is necessary to inform culturally sensitive prevention programs. The purpose of the current study was to examine the trajectories of eating disorder symptoms from childhood to young adulthood and to examine whether race was associated with trajectory group membership. Data were drawn from 2,305 Black and White girls who participated in a community-based longitudinal cohort study (Pittsburgh Girls Study) examining the development of psychopathology...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646250/assessing-competence-at-a-higher-level-among-older-adults-development-of-the-japan-science-and-technology-agency-index-of-competence-jst-ic
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Hajime Iwasa, Yukie Masui, Hiroki Inagaki, Yuko Yoshida, Hiroyuki Shimada, Rika Otsuka, Kazunori Kikuchi, Kumiko Nonaka, Hiroto Yoshida, Hideyo Yoshida, Takao Suzuki
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Older adults' ever-improving health and changing lifestyles necessitate the development of a scale that can better measure their competence at a higher level. We developed the Japan Science and Technology Agency Index of Competence (JST-IC) via item analysis and assessed its psychometric properties. METHODS: Participants were 1306 community-dwelling older adults (623 men and 683 women, 74.0 ± 2.8 years old) who completed the 54-item draft JST-IC to determine their level of independence...
June 23, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645985/a-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-an-interactive-web-based-intervention-cancercope
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Suzanne K Chambers, Lee Ritterband, Frances Thorndike, Lisa Nielsen, Joanne F Aitken, Samantha Clutton, Paul Scuffham, Philippa Youl, Bronwyn Morris, Peter Baade, Jeffrey Dunn
INTRODUCTION: Approximately 35% of patients with cancer experience clinically significant distress, and unmet psychological supportive care needs are prevalent. This study describes the protocol for a randomised controlled trial (RCT) to assess the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of an internet-based psychological intervention for distressed patients with cancer. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: In phase I, the intervention was developed on an interactive web platform and pilot tested for acceptability using a qualitative methodology with 21 patients with cancer...
June 23, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645853/anterior-pallidal-deep-brain-stimulation-for-tourette-s-syndrome-a-randomised-double-blind-controlled-trial
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Marie-Laure Welter, Jean-Luc Houeto, Stéphane Thobois, Benoit Bataille, Marc Guenot, Yulia Worbe, Andreas Hartmann, Virginie Czernecki, Eric Bardinet, Jerome Yelnik, Sophie Tezenas du Montcel, Yves Agid, Marie Vidailhet, Philippe Cornu, Audrey Tanguy, Solène Ansquer, Nematollah Jaafari, Emmanuel Poulet, Giulia Serra, Pierre Burbaud, Emmanuel Cuny, Bruno Aouizerate, Pierre Pollak, Stephan Chabardes, Mircea Polosan, Michel Borg, Denys Fontaine, Bruno Giordana, Sylvie Raoul, Tiphaine Rouaud, Anne Sauvaget, Isabelle Jalenques, Carine Karachi, Luc Mallet
BACKGROUND: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been proposed to treat patients with severe Tourette's syndrome, and open-label trials and two small double-blind trials have tested DBS of the posterior and the anterior internal globus pallidus (aGPi). We aimed to specifically assess the efficacy of aGPi DBS for severe Tourette's syndrome. METHODS: In this randomised, double-blind, controlled trial, we recruited patients aged 18-60 years with severe and medically refractory Tourette's syndrome from eight hospitals specialised in movement disorders in France...
June 20, 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645751/psychometric-evaluation-of-the-german-version-of-the-intuitive-eating-scale-2-in-a-community-sample
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Ulrike Alexandra Ruzanska, Petra Warschburger
Intuitive eating is based on a strong physical connection with the body, aligned to internal cues of hunger and satiety, and a low preoccupation with food. The aim of this study was to provide a German version of the Intuitive Eating Scale-2 (IES-2) and to examine its psychometric properties with data collected from 532 participants aged 18-91 years. The IES-2 was translated into German following the World Health Organization guidelines (2016). Cronbach's alpha as a measure of internal consistency was .89 for the IES-2 total score, as well as ...
June 20, 2017: Appetite
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