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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319547/methylprednisolone-therapy-in-acute-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-analysis-of-a-regional-spinal-cord-model-systems-database
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Jacob E Sunshine, Armagan Dagal, Stephen P Burns, Richard J Bransford, Fangyi Zhang, Shu-Fang Newman, Bala G Nair, Sam R Sharar
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between exposure to methylprednisolone (MP) and improvements in motor function among patients with acute traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI). MP therapy for patients with TSCI is controversial because of the current conflicting evidence documenting its benefits and risks. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study from September 2007 to November 2014 of 311 patients with acute TSCI who were enrolled into a model systems database of a regional, level I trauma center...
April 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289360/effect-of-probiotic-administration-in-the-therapy-of-pediatric-thermal-burn
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M H El-Ghazely, W H Mahmoud, M A Atia, E M Eldip
Oral probiotic administration has been advocated for treatment and prevention of a diverse range of disorders. This study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of probiotic supplementation on outcome of pediatric post-burn patients. Forty thermally-injured pediatric patients with total body surface burns between 20-50% and depth between 5-10% were randomized in a prospective, double-blind, controlled clinical trial into two even groups: probiotic group (n=20), who received probiotic preparations, and placebo control group (n=20)...
December 31, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282042/divergent-extremes-but-convergent-recovery-of-bacterial-and-archaeal-soil-communities-to-an-ongoing-subterranean-coal-mine-fire
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Sang-Hoon Lee, Jackson W Sorensen, Keara L Grady, Tammy C Tobin, Ashley Shade
Press disturbances are stressors that are extended or ongoing relative to the generation times of community members, and, due to their longevity, have the potential to alter communities beyond the possibility of recovery. They also provide key opportunities to investigate ecological resilience and to probe biological limits in the face of prolonged stressors. The underground coal mine fire in Centralia, Pennsylvania has been burning since 1962 and severely alters the overlying surface soils by elevating temperatures and depositing coal combustion pollutants...
March 10, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270164/tropomyosin-receptor-antagonism-in-cylindromatosis-trac-an-early-phase-trial-of-a-topical-tropomyosin-kinase-inhibitor-as-a-treatment-for-inherited-cyld-defective-skin-tumours-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Amy Cranston, Deborah D Stocken, Elaine Stamp, David Roblin, Julia Hamlin, James Langtry, Ruth Plummer, Alan Ashworth, John Burn, Neil Rajan
BACKGROUND: Patients with germline mutations in a tumour suppressor gene called CYLD develop multiple, disfiguring, hair follicle tumours on the head and neck. The prognosis is poor, with up to one in four mutation carriers requiring complete surgical removal of the scalp. There are no effective medical alternatives to treat this condition. Whole genome molecular profiling experiments led to the discovery of an attractive molecular target in these skin tumour cells, named tropomyosin receptor kinase (TRK), upon which these cells demonstrate an oncogenic dependency in preclinical studies...
March 7, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268001/return-to-duty-following-combat-related-multi-ligamentous-knee-injury
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Aaron E Barrow, Andrew J Sheean, Travis C Burns
INTRODUCTION: This retrospective cohort study characterized injury patterns, treatment practices, and identified the return to duty (RTD) rate following combat-related multi-ligament knee injuries (MLKI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We evaluated injury characteristics and treatment methods of 46 military service members who had sustained a MLKI during combat activity. The primary clinical outcome measure was ability to return to active military duty. Secondary outcomes included subjective pain score, knee motion, knee instability, and use of ambulatory assistive device...
February 22, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257617/examination-of-the-validity-of-a-clinical-prediction-rule-to-identify-patients-with-shoulder-pain-likely-to-benefit-from-cervicothoracic-manipulation
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Paul E Mintken, Amy W McDevitt, Lori A Michener, Robert E Boyles, Amber R Beardslee, Scott A Burns, Matthew D Haberl, Lauren A Binder, Joshua A Cleland
Study Design Secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial. Background Prognostic variables identifying patients with shoulder pain who are likely to respond to cervicothoracic (CT) manipulation have been reported, however they have yet to be validated. Objective To examine the validity of previously reported prognostic variables in predicting which patients with shoulder pain will respond to cervicothoracic manipulation. Methods Participants (n=140) with a report of shoulder pain were randomly assigned to receive either 2 sessions of range of motion (ROM) exercises plus 6 sessions of stretching and strengthening exercises (Ex group), or 2 sessions of CT manipulation and ROM exercises followed by 6 sessions of stretching and strengthening exercise (MT+Ex group)...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240622/oxandrolone-coadministration-does-not-alter-plasma-propranolol-concentrations-in-severely-burned-pediatric-patients
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Ashley N Guillory, David N Herndon, Michael B Silva, Clark R Andersen, Oscar E Suman, Celeste C Finnerty
The systemic impact of severe burn injury results in a variety of disorders that require therapeutic intervention. Propranolol, a nonselective β1, β2-adrenergic receptor antagonist, reduces resting heart rate and cardiac work caused by elevated circulating catecholamines. Oxandrolone, a testosterone mimetic, promotes protein synthesis and anabolism to counter muscle wasting. Coadministration of these drugs is expected to synergistically improve patient outcomes. Testosterone administration is known to alter β-adrenergic receptor-mediated signaling...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236563/a-clinical-trial-of-tension-and-compression-orthoses-for-dupuytren-contractures
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Annelien Brauns, Maarten Van Nuffel, Luc De Smet, Ilse Degreef
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial on 2 patient groups with Dupuytren's disease. INTRODUCTION: Despite an unpredictable outcome, surgery remains an important treatment for Dupuytren's disease. Orthotic devices are a controversial noninvasive treatment method to influence the myofibroblasts in the nodules. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To detect how much improvement 2 types of orthotic device (tension and compression) as only treatment intervention can provide on a Dupuytren's contracture...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228426/probiotics-lactobacillus-gasseri-ks-13-bifidobacterium-bifidum-g9-1-and-bifidobacterium-longum-mm-2-improve-rhinoconjunctivitis-specific-quality-of-life-in-individuals-with-seasonal-allergies-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomized-trial
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Jennifer C Dennis-Wall, Tyler Culpepper, Carmelo Nieves, Cassie C Rowe, Alyssa M Burns, Carley T Rusch, Ashton Federico, Maria Ukhanova, Sheldon Waugh, Volker Mai, Mary C Christman, Bobbi Langkamp-Henken
Background: Rhinoconjunctivitis-specific quality of life is often reduced during seasonal allergies. The Mini Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (MRQLQ) is a validated tool used to measure quality of life in people experiencing allergies (0 = not troubled to 6 = extremely troubled). Probiotics may improve quality of life during allergy season by increasing the percentage of regulatory T cells (Tregs) and inducing tolerance.Objective: The objective of this study was to determine whether consuming Lactobacillus gasseri KS-13, Bifidobacterium bifidum G9-1, and B...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228109/fms-like-tyrosine-kinase-3-ligand-increases-resistance-to-burn-wound-infection-through-effects-on-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells
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Leon Bae, Julia K Bohannon, Weihua Cui, Monika Vinish, Tracy Toliver-Kinsky
BACKGROUND: Patients experiencing large thermal injuries are susceptible to opportunistic infections that can delay recovery and lead to sepsis. Dendritic cells (DC) are important for the detection of pathogens and activation of the innate and acquired immune responses. DCs are significantly decreased in burn patients early after injury, and the development of sepsis is associated with persistent DC depletion. In a murine model of burn wound infection, the enhancement of DCs after injury by treatment with the DC growth factor Fms-like tyrosine kinase-3 ligand (FL) enhances neutrophil migration to infection, improves bacterial clearance, and increases survival in a DC-dependent manner...
February 22, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213997/echocardiographic-correlates-are-associated-with-in-hospital-mortality-in-trauma-and-burn-patients
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Duraid Younan, Russell Griffin, Donald Reiff, Jeffrey Richey, Eric Schinnerer, Jean-Francois Pittet, Ahmed Zaky
BACKGROUND: The role of echocardiographic indices of preload and contractility in predicting outcomes is unknown. We report the association of end diastolic area (EDA) and fractional area of change (FAC) with mortality in a cohort of trauma and burn patients. METHODS: Data on 86 patients admitted to a tertiary care center between July 2013 and July 2015 were reviewed. The association between abnormal EDA and FAC and adverse clinical outcomes was tested using exact logistic regression analysis...
February 9, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209175/effectiveness-of-topical-silicone-gel-and-pressure-garment-therapy-for-burn-scar-prevention-and-management-in-children-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jodie Wiseman, Megan Simons, Roy Kimble, Robert Ware, Steven McPhail, Zephanie Tyack
BACKGROUND: Abnormal scar development following burn injury can cause substantial physical and psychological distress to children and their families. Common burn scar prevention and management techniques include silicone therapy, pressure garment therapy, or a combination of both. Currently, no definitive, high-quality evidence is available for the effectiveness of topical silicone gel or pressure garment therapy for the prevention and management of burn scars in the paediatric population...
February 16, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187125/aerobic-exercise-for-alzheimer-s-disease-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-trial
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Jill K Morris, Eric D Vidoni, David K Johnson, Angela Van Sciver, Jonathan D Mahnken, Robyn A Honea, Heather M Wilkins, William M Brooks, Sandra A Billinger, Russell H Swerdlow, Jeffrey M Burns
BACKGROUND: There is increasing interest in the role of physical exercise as a therapeutic strategy for individuals with Alzheimer's disease (AD). We assessed the effect of 26 weeks (6 months) of a supervised aerobic exercise program on memory, executive function, functional ability and depression in early AD. METHODS AND FINDINGS: This study was a 26-week randomized controlled trial comparing the effects of 150 minutes per week of aerobic exercise vs. non-aerobic stretching and toning control intervention in individuals with early AD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185802/infection-in-burn-patients-in-a-referral-center-in-colombia
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Carlos Enrique Ramirez-Blanco, Carlos Enrique Ramirez-Rivero, Luis Alfonso Diaz-Martinez, Luis Miguel Sosa-Avila
INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, burns are responsible for more than 300,000 deaths annually; infection is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in these patients. Early identification and treatment of infection improves outcome. Toward this end it's necessary to identify the institutions flora and organisms that most frequently produces infection. OBJECTIVES: To characterize infections developed by burn patients hospitalized at the University Hospital of Santander (HUS)...
February 6, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178748/weight-in-the-first-year-of-life-associations-with-maternal-prepregnancy-body-mass-index-and-gestational-weight-gain-findings-from-a-longitudinal-pregnancy-cohort
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Skye McPhie, Helen Skouteris, Richard P Mattick, Judy Wilson, Ingrid Honan, Steve Allsop, Lucy Burns, Elizabeth Elliott, Samantha Teague, Craig A Olsson, Delyse Hutchinson
Objective To investigate the obesogenic influence of maternal prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) and gestational weight gain (GWG) on infant weight at birth and 12 months postpartum in an Australian general population sample. Methods Data on 1,305 pregnant women were collected on prepregnancy BMI and GWG through maternal interview, on infant weight at birth through hospital records, and on infant weight 12 months postbirth through direct measurement. Relationships between prepregnancy, gestational weight exposures, and infant weight outcomes were assessed with and without adjustment for potential confounding...
February 8, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169913/use-of-a-novel-fractional-co2-laser-for-the-treatment-of-genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause-1-year-outcomes
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Eric R Sokol, Mickey M Karram
OBJECTIVES: To assess safety and efficacy of a fractional CO2 laser therapy for the treatment of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) with follow-up to 1 year posttreatment. METHODS: Women presenting with GSM and meeting inclusion criterion were enrolled. Visual Analog Scales were used to grade vaginal pain, burning, itching, dryness, dyspareunia, and dysuria. Dilators were used to rate vaginal elasticity at baseline and at each follow-up visit. Before each treatment and at follow-up, Vaginal Health Index scoring and Female Sexual Function Index questionnaires were completed...
February 6, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149246/acute-kidney-injury-in-critically-burned-patients-resuscitated-with-a-protocol-that-includes-low-doses-of-hydroxyethyl-starch
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M Sánchez-Sánchez, A Garcia-de-Lorenzo, L Cachafeiro, E Herrero, M J Asensio, A Agrifoglio, E Flores, B Estebanez, P Extremera, C Iglesias, J R Martinez
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is an important complication in burn patients. Recently, it has been recommended that hydroxyethyl starch (HES) be avoided in burn patients because it increases the incidence of AKI. Our purpose was to study incidence of AKI in critically ill burn patients resuscitated with Ringer's solution and supplements of HES. We conducted an observational study of 165 patients admitted to the critical care burn unit (with 30 ± 15% TBSA burned). The main outcome measures were incidence of AKI, contributions of colloids and crystalloids, various severity scores, comorbidities, complications and mortality...
September 30, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149243/statistical-and-clinical-analysis-of-alterations-in-glucose-values-after-burns
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M K Belba, E Petrela, A Belba, V Mano, G Belba
The purpose of this study was to evaluate independent factors (mainly critical hyperglycaemic values on admission) with an impact on outcome in burn patients (sepsis and mortality) and analyse prevalence of critical hyperglycaemia on admission and during burn disease in adult and elderly patients with severe burns. This was an observational retrospective cohort study involving burn patients (≥ 20 years old) hospitalized in the ICU of the Burn Facility in Albania during 2010-2014. Patients were categorized as having euglycaemia, moderate or critical hyperglycaemia...
September 30, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144145/factor-structure-of-the-persian-version-of-general-social-and-negative-self-consciousness-of-appearance-domains-of-derriford-appearance-scale-59-an-application-in-the-field-of-burn-injuries
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Homayoun Sadeghi-Bazargani, Zahra Zare, Fatemeh Ranjbar
BACKGROUND: The Derriford Appearance Scale 59 (DAS59) is a widely used measure of the spectrum of psychological distress and dysfunction that is characteristic of disfigurement. Also, disfigurement due to burn injury leads to feeling guilty or less socially competent, avoiding social situations, suicide, poor self-esteem, sexual difficulties, and depression. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to translate and culturally adapt three subscales of DAS59 into Persian language and to investigate its factor structure for Iranian burned patients...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121974/intranasal-analgesia-and-sedation-in-pediatric-emergency-care-a-prospective-observational-study-on-the-implementation-of-an-institutional-protocol-in-a-tertiary-children-s-hospital
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Marcus Nemeth, Nils Jacobsen, Carsten Bantel, Melanie Fieler, Robert Sümpelmann, Christoph Eich
OBJECTIVES: Children presenting with acute traumatic pain or in need of therapeutic or diagnostic procedures require rapid and effective analgesia and/or sedation. Intranasal administration (INA) promises to be a reliable, minimally invasive delivery route. However, INA is still underused in Germany. We hence developed a protocol for acute pain therapy (APT) and urgent analgesia and/or sedation (UAS). Our aim was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of our protocol. METHODS: We performed a prospective observational study in a tertiary children's hospital in Germany...
January 24, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
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