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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777534/is-it-necessary-to-have-a-dentist-within-an-intensive-care-unit-team-report-of-a-randomised-clinical-trial
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Wanessa Teixeira Bellissimo-Rodrigues, Mayra Gonçalves Menegueti, Gilberto Gambero Gaspar, Hayala Cristina Cavenague de Souza, Maria Auxiliadora-Martins, Anibal Basile-Filho, Roberto Martinez, Fernando Bellissimo-Rodrigues
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of dental treatment in improving oral health in critical patients. METHODS: This randomised clinical trial was conducted in a general intensive care unit (ICU) at a tertiary care public facility from 1 January 2011 to 8 August 2013. Data from 254 adult patients staying in the ICU for 48 hours or more were analysed. The experimental group (n = 127) had access to dental treatment provided by a dentist four to five times a week, in addition to routine oral hygiene, whereas the control group (n = 127) had access only to routine oral hygiene, including topical application of chlorhexidine, provided by the ICU nursing staff...
May 18, 2018: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775557/symptoms-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-nasal-obstruction-and-enuresis-in-children-with-nonsyndromic-cleft-lip-and-palate-a-prevalence-study
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Marilyse de Bragança Lopes Fernandes, Alícia Graziela Noronha Silva Salgueiro, Eliete Janaína Bueno Bighetti, Ivy Kiemle Trindade-Suedam, Inge Elly Kiemle Trindade
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), nasal obstruction, and enuresis in children with nonsyndromic unilateral cleft lip and palate. DESIGN: Prospective cross-sectional study. SETTING: Referral care center. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred seventy-four children aged 6 to 12 years of both genders. INTERVENTIONS: Symptoms of OSA and nasal obstruction were investigated by analysis of scores obtained by the Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children (SDSC) and Congestion Quantifier (CQ-5)...
January 1, 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775491/effects-of-a-home-care-mobile-app-on-the-outcomes-of-discharged-patients-with-a-stoma-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Qing-Qing Wang, Jing Zhao, Xiao-Rong Huo, Ling Wu, Li-Fang Yang, Ju-Yun Li, Jie Wang
AIMS: The aim of this study is to explore the effects of a home care mobile app on the outcomes of stoma patients who discharged from hospital. BACKGROUND: Patients with a newly formed stoma experience many difficulties after surgery. Mobile application (app) has the potential to help patients self-manage their diseases and adjust to the changes in their lives and is a convenient way to ensure the continuity of care. However, there is a lack of studies about the effects of a mobile app on the transitional care for improving discharged stoma-related health outcomes...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773460/cpap-therapy-improves-erectile-function-in-patients-with-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Richard Schulz, Fabian Bischoff, Wolfgang Galetke, Henning Gall, Jörg Heitmann, Andrea Hetzenecker, Markus Laudenburg, Till Jonas Magnus, Georg Nilius, Christina Priegnitz, Winfried Randerath, Maik Schröder, Marcel Treml, Michael Arzt
OBJECTIVES: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is highly prevalent in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), however, the effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on erectile function has not yet been thoroughly investigated in these patients. METHODS: Ninety-four men with severe OSA (ie, with an apnea-hypopnea-index ≥ 30/h of sleep) were prospectively evaluated for the presence and severity of ED before and after 6-12 months of CPAP therapy. The abbreviated version of the International Index of Erectile Function, (the IIEF-5) was used to rate erectile function...
April 10, 2018: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772984/pain-upon-inserting-a-peripheral-intravenous-catheter-size-does-not-matter
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Fredericus Hj van Loon, Lisette Apm Puijn, Wesly H van Aarle, Angelique Tm Dierick-van Daele, Arthur Ra Bouwman
BACKGROUND: Approximately 1.2 billion peripheral intravenous catheters are inserted across the world annually. It is known that intravenous cannulation may be a painful procedure, which affects cognitive abilities by increasing anxiety and discomfort. AIM: We hypothesized that inserting a smaller sized peripheral intravenous catheter has a lower level of pain sensation compared to a larger sized catheter. METHODS: This observational, cross-sectional study was conducted between May and October 2016, in which surgical patients, aged 18 years or older, were eligible to participate...
May 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772695/botulinum-toxin-type-a-injection-for-cervical-dystonia-in-adults-with-dyskinetic-cerebral-palsy
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You Gyoung Yi, Keewon Kim, Youbin Yi, Young-Ah Choi, Ja-Ho Leigh, Moon Suk Bang
We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of injecting botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A) into the neck muscles to treat cervical dystonia (CD) in patients with dyskinetic cerebral palsy (CP). This was a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial with cross-over design. We prospectively enrolled adults with dyskinetic CP who were over 20 years old and had been clinically diagnosed with CD for more than one year. The primary outcome measure was the change in Toronto Western Spasmodic Torticollis Rating Scale (TWSTRS) at four weeks from the baseline TWSTRS...
May 16, 2018: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772269/a-new-method-for-determining-levels-of-sedation-in-dogs-a-pilot-study-with-propofol-and-a-novel-neuroactive-steroid-anesthetic
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B L Youngblood, Y Ueyama, W W Muir, G M Belfort, R H Hammond, J Dai, F G Salituro, A J Robichaud, J J Doherty
BACKGROUND: Different levels of consciousness are required in order to perform different medical procedures. Sedation scales established to objectively define various levels of sedation in humans have not been thoroughly characterized in non-human species. Postural changes in rats or dogs are useful as gross measures of sedation but are inadequate for quantitative assessment since graded levels of sedation are difficult to delineate and obscured by movement abnormalities. NEW METHOD: A new canine sedation scoring (CSS) method was developed based on the modified observer's assessment of alertness and sedation score (MOAA/S) used in humans...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771557/distress-tolerance-associations-with-trauma-and-substance-cue-reactivity-in-low-income-inner-city-adults-with-substance-use-disorders-and-posttraumatic-stress
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Anka A Vujanovic, Margaret C Wardle, Jafar Bakhshaie, Lia J Smith, Charles E Green, Scott D Lane, Joy M Schmitz
Cue reactivity has great potential to advance our understanding of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance use disorder (SUD), and PTSD/SUD comorbidity. The present investigation examined distress tolerance (DT) with regard to trauma and substance cue reactivity. Participants included 58 low-income, inner-city adults (49.1% women; Mage = 45.73, SD = 10.00) with substance dependence and at least 4 symptoms of PTSD. A script-driven cue reactivity paradigm was utilized. Four DT measures were administered, including the Distress Tolerance Scale (DTS), Mirror-Tracing Persistence Task (MTPT), Breath-Holding Task (BH), and Paced Auditory Serial Addition Task (PASAT)...
May 2018: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors: Journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770844/effect-of-arthroscopic-resection-for-discoid-lateral-meniscus-on-the-axial-alignment-of-the-lower-limb
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Puyan Zhang, Qichun Zhao, Xifu Shang, Yingming Wang
PURPOSE: This study was designed to investigate the changes in the lower limb axial alignment and knee joint function after arthroscopic resection of discoid lateral menisci. METHODS: Pre-operative and post-operative full-length weight-bearing radiographs of the lower limb were obtained from 60 patients with discoid lateral menisci from August 2015 to August 2016. Twenty-four patients were treated with meniscectomy and 36 cases were treated with meniscoplasty. The axial alignment of the lower limb was measured, and changes in the lower limb axial alignment before and after surgery were analyzed...
May 16, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770158/whodas-2-0-as-a-measure-of-severity-of-illness-results-of-a-flda-analysis
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Alba Sedano-Capdevila, María Luisa Barrigón, David Delgado-Gomez, Igor Barahona, Fuensanta Aroca, Inmaculada Peñuelas-Calvo, Carolina Miguelez-Fernandez, Alba Rodríguez-Jover, Susana Amodeo-Escribano, Marta González-Granado, Enrique Baca-García
WHODAS 2.0 is the standard measure of disability promoted by World Health Organization whereas Clinical Global Impression (CGI) is a widely used scale for determining severity of mental illness. Although a close relationship between these two scales would be expected, there are no relevant studies on the topic. In this study, we explore if WHODAS 2.0 can be used for identifying severity of illness measured by CGI using the Fisher Linear Discriminant Analysis (FLDA) and for identifying which individual items of WHODAS 2...
2018: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769247/dementia-and-physical-activity-dapa-trial-of-moderate-to-high-intensity-exercise-training-for-people-with-dementia-randomised-controlled-trial
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Sarah E Lamb, Bart Sheehan, Nicky Atherton, Vivien Nichols, Helen Collins, Dipesh Mistry, Sukhdeep Dosanjh, Anne Marie Slowther, Iftekhar Khan, Stavros Petrou, Ranjit Lall
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the effect of a moderate to high intensity aerobic and strength exercise training programme on cognitive impairment and other outcomes in people with mild to moderate dementia. DESIGN: Multicentre, pragmatic, investigator masked, randomised controlled trial. SETTING: National Health Service primary care, community and memory services, dementia research registers, and voluntary sector providers in 15 English regions. PARTICIPANTS: 494 people with dementia: 329 were assigned to an aerobic and strength exercise programme and 165 were assigned to usual care...
May 16, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769035/does-life-story-work-improve-psychosocial-well-being-for-older-adults-in-the-community-a-quasi-experimental-study
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Claudia K Y Lai, Ayumi Igarashi, Clare T K Yu, Kenny C W Chin
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated that life story work has positive effects when used on older adults. This study aimed to examine the effect of life story work on the general mental well-being, self-esteem, and life satisfaction of older adults by comparing two groups - one with and one without depressive symptoms. METHODS: A quasi-experimental design was adopted in this study. One hundred and twenty-three adults aged 60 or above were recruited from community centers through convenience sampling...
May 16, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768524/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-dose-dependent-platelet-rich-fibrin-membrane-on-treatment-of-gingival-recession-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Rana Culhaoglu, Levent Taner, Berceste Guler
Miller's class I gingival recessions (GR) have been treated using coronally advanced flap (CAF) with platelet-rich fibrin membrane (PRF membrane) or connective tissue graft (CTG). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of different multiple layers of PRF membranes for the treatment of GR compared with the CTG procedure. Sixty-three Miller class I GR were treated in this study. Twenty-one GR selected randomly were treated with two layers of PRF membranes+CAF in 2PRF+CAF (test group-1), four layers of PRF membranes+CAF in 4PRF+CAF (test group-2), and CTG+CAF in the control group...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768338/botulinum-toxin-injection-to-improve-functional-independence-and-to-alleviate-parenting-stress-in-a-child-with-advanced-pantothenate-kinase-associated-neurodegeneration-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Cho-I Lin, Kuan-Lin Chen, Ta-Shen Kuan, Sheng-Han Lin, Wei-Pin Lin, Yu-Ching Lin
RATIONALE: Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration (PKAN) is a rare autosomal recessive disease. Progressive motor symptoms such as dystonia and spasticity begin in childhood and relentlessly become incapacitating later in life. Treatments including anticholinergics and iron chelation are usually ineffective. Botulinum toxin type A (BoNT-A) is effective for adult patients with dystonia or spasticity. PATIENT CONCERNS: We reported a 10-year-old female patient with advanced PKAN, manifesting as generalized dystonia and spasticity...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768078/wet-wrap-therapy-with-halometasone-cream-for-severe-adult-atopic-dermatitis
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Wei Xu, Yan Li, Zeyu Chen, Teng Liu, Shan Wang, Linfeng Li
BACKGROUND: Currently there is no cure for severe atopic dermatitis (AD). Wet-wrap therapy (WWT) has also been used to treat pediatric AD and shown a satisfactory effectiveness, but clinical evidence supporting the use of WWT on severe adult AD is still insufficient. METHODS: Twelve patients (8 men and 4 women) with severe AD (SCORing Atopic Dermatitis [SCORAD] score≥50) treated between January 2015 and September 2017 in our hospital were included. The patients underwent WWT (daily dose: 15g halometasone cream+100g Vaseline ointment) twice daily for 2 hours/session for 7 days...
May 16, 2018: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766806/increased-serum-total-bile-acids-can-be-associated-with-a-small-hematoma-volume-and-decreased-clinical-severity-during-acute-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Kaili Wang, Yu Zhang, Chongke Zhong, Jiaping Xu, Yanlin Zhang, Jijun Shi, Goudong Xiao, Xia Zhang, Huihui Liu, Zhichao Huang, Chun-Feng Liu, Shoujiang You, Yongjun Cao
BACKGROUND: The impact of total bile acids (TBA) level on clinical outcomes after acute intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is still not understood. OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether admission TBA level is associated with hematoma volume, stroke clinical severity, and 3-month outcomes in acute ICH patients. METHODS: A total of 335 ICH patients were prospectively enrolled. Patients were divided into four groups, according to the quartiles of serum TBA level at the time of admission...
May 15, 2018: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766124/routine-repeat-head-ct-may-not-be-necessary-for-patients-with-mild-tbi
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Claire B Rosen, Diego D Luy, Molly R Deane, Thomas M Scalea, Deborah M Stein
Background: Routine repeat cranial CT (RHCT) is standard of care for CT-verified traumatic brain injury (TBI). Despite mixed evidence, those with mild TBI are subject to radiation and expense from serial CT scans. Thus, we investigated the necessity and utility of RHCT for patients with mild TBI. We hypothesized that repeat head CT in these patients would not alter patient care or outcomes. Methods: We retrospectively studied patients suffering from mild TBI (Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score 13-15) and treated at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center from November 2014 through January 2015...
2018: Trauma surgery & acute care open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765879/quantitative-measurement-of-muscle-atrophy-and-fat-infiltration-of-the-supraspinatus-muscle-using-ultrasonography-after-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair
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Yong Ki Kim, Eun Seok Choi, Keon Tae Kim, Jung Ro Yoon, Sang Han Chae
Objective: To investigate the utility of ultrasonography to objectively examine morphological changes (i.e., muscle atrophy and fatty infiltration) of the supraspinatus muscle. Methods: Thirty-four patients were prospectively enrolled in this study. The degrees of muscle atrophy and fat infiltration were measured using ultrasonography 3-4 months after arthroscopic supraspinatus tendon repair. Shoulder function (i.e., shoulder active range of motion, visual analogue scale, and constant score) was examined...
April 2018: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765870/low-starting-dosage-of-infliximab-with-possible-escalating-dosage-in-psoriatic-arthritis-gives-the-same-treatment-results-as-standard-dosage-of-adalimumab-or-etanercept-results-from-the-nationwide-icelandic-icebio-registry
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Bjorn Gudbjornsson, Arni Jon Geirsson, Niels Steen Krogh
Objective: To explore differences in response to a low dosage regimen of infliximab with an escalating dosage in comparison to a standard dosage of etanercept and adalimumab in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Methods: Biologically naïve PsA patients who were beginning anti-TNF-α therapy were selected from the ICEBIO registry. Demographics and clinical differences were compared in four treatment groups: infliximab <4 mg/kg; infliximab >4 mg/kg; etanercept or adalimumab at baseline and on follow-up (6 and 12 months, last visit)...
2018: Psoriasis: targets and therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765397/lvis-jr-device-for-y-stent-assisted-coil-embolization-of-wide-neck-intracranial-aneurysms-a-multicenter-experience
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Edgar A Samaniego, Aldo A Mendez, Thanh N Nguyen, Vladimir Kalousek, Waldo R Guerrero, Sudeepta Dandapat, Guilherme Dabus, Italo Linfante, Ameer E Hassan, Alexander Drofa, Evgueni Kouznetsov, David Leedahl, David Hasan, Alberto Maud, Santiago Ortega-Gutierrez
Background and Purpose: Complex wide-neck intracranial aneurysms are challenging to treat. We report a multicenter experience using the LVIS Jr stent for "Y-stent"-assisted coiling embolization of wide-neck bifurcation aneurysms. Methods: Seven centers provided retrospective data on patients who underwent Y-stenting. Technical complications, immediate posttreatment angiographic results, clinical outcomes, and imaging follow-up were assessed. Results: Thirty patients/aneurysms were treated: 15 basilar tip, 8 middle cerebral artery, 4 anterior communicating artery, 1 pericallosal, and 2 posterior inferior cerebellar artery aneurysms...
April 2018: Interventional Neurology
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