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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527421/a-phase-iii-randomized-multi-center-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study-of-safety-and-efficacy-of-lofexidine-for-relief-of-symptoms-in-individuals-undergoing-inpatient-opioid-withdrawal
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Charles W Gorodetzky, Sharon L Walsh, Peter R Martin, Andrew J Saxon, Kristen L Gullo, Kousick Biswas
BACKGROUND: Lofexidine is an alpha-2-adrenergic receptor agonist approved in the United Kingdom (UK) for the treatment of opioid withdrawal symptoms. Lofexidine has demonstrated better efficacy than placebo for reducing opioid withdrawal symptoms in patients undergoing opioid withdrawal with less reported hypotension than clonidine. METHODS: Designed as an FDA registration trial, this 8-day, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study in 264 patients dependent on short-acting opioids evaluated the efficacy of lofexidine hydrochloride in reducing withdrawal symptoms in patients undergoing opioid withdrawal...
May 10, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525793/-almost-a-slam-dunk-assessing-the-experiences-and-opinions-of-participants-in-a-national-basketball-association-nba-funded-dropout-prevention-program
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Tray J Geiger, Audrey Amrein-Beardsley
Researchers conducted an evaluation of participants' perceptions of a dropout prevention program - the NBA High School program - involving a National Basketball Association (NBA) team, a high school located in downtown [City], and the College of Education (COE) at the local State University (SU). The program targeted "at-risk" high school students while utilizing student-teachers as tutors and mentors. Researchers utilized mixed methods to assess student, student-teacher, and high school teacher participants' experiences with and opinions of the program...
May 10, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524644/comparing-predictors-of-part-time-and-no-vocational-engagement-in-youth-primary-mental-health-services-a-brief-report
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Alice J Cairns, David J Kavanagh, Frances Dark, Steven M McPhail
AIM: This investigation aims to identify if correlates of not working or studying were also correlated with part-time vocational participation. METHODS: Demographic and vocational engagement information was collected from 226 participant clinical charts aged 15 to 25 years accessing a primary youth health clinic. Multinomial logistic regressions were used to examine potential correlates no and part-time vocational engagement compared to those full-time. RESULTS: A total of 33% were not working or studying and 19% were part-time...
May 19, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524358/kripalu-yoga-for-military-veterans-with-ptsd-a-randomized-trial
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Kristen M Reinhardt, Jessica J Noggle Taylor, Jennifer Johnston, Abida Zameer, Seetal Cheema, Sat Bir S Khalsa
OBJECTIVES: This randomized controlled trial of yoga for military veterans and active duty personnel with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) evaluated the efficacy of a 10-week yoga intervention on PTSD. METHOD: Fifty-one participants were randomized into yoga or no-treatment assessment-only control groups. Primary outcome measures included questionnaires and the Clinician Administered PTSD Scale. RESULTS: Both yoga (n = 9) and control (n = 6) participants showed significant decreases in reexperiencing symptoms, with no significant between-group differences...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524112/optimal-fusion-estimation-with-multi-step-random-delays-and-losses-in-transmission
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Raquel Caballero-Águila, Aurora Hermoso-Carazo, Josefa Linares-Pérez
This paper is concerned with the optimal fusion estimation problem in networked stochastic systems with bounded random delays and packet dropouts, which unavoidably occur during the data transmission in the network. The measured outputs from each sensor are perturbed by random parameter matrices and white additive noises, which are cross-correlated between the different sensors. Least-squares fusion linear estimators including filter, predictor and fixed-point smoother, as well as the corresponding estimation error covariance matrices are designed via the innovation analysis approach...
May 18, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522080/treatment-of-insomnia-with-tricyclic-antidepressants-a-meta-analysis-of-polysomnographic-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Yang Liu, Xiaomin Xu, Meixue Dong, Shiyu Jia, Youdong Wei
BACKGROUND: Insomnia represents a significant public health burden worldwide. Antidepressants have often been the insomnia treatment of choice in recent decades. Some tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) have been shown to improve sleep efficiency. OBJECTIVE: Assess the efficacy and safety of TCAs for the treatment of insomnia using a meta-analysis of randomized control trials (RCTs). METHODS: Relevant studies were identified in electronic databases such as PubMed, Cochrane, Embase, and Web of Science, up until July 2016...
June 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522078/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-positional-therapy-versus-oral-appliance-therapy-for-position-dependent-sleep-apnea
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Linda Benoist, Maurits de Ruiter, Jan de Lange, Nico de Vries
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of positional therapy (PT) with the sleep position trainer (SPT) to oral appliance therapy (OAT) in patients with mild-to-moderate positional obstructive sleep apnea (POSA). METHODS: Multicenter, prospective, randomized, controlled trial. Patients with mild-to-moderate POSA (apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) ≥5 ≤ 30/hour sleep) were randomized for PT or OAT. Polysomnography was repeated after 3 months. Efficacy, adherence, mean disease alleviation (MDA), quality of life, dropouts and adverse events were evaluated...
June 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521067/antiepileptic-drugs-for-the-treatment-of-infants-with-severe-myoclonic-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Francesco Brigo, Stanley C Igwe, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi
BACKGROUND: This is an updated version of the original Cochrane review published in 2015, Issue 10.Severe myoclonic epilepsy in infants (SMEI), also known as Dravet syndrome, is a rare, refractory form of epilepsy, for which stiripentol (STP) has been recently licensed as add-on therapy. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of STP and other antiepileptic drug treatments (including ketogenic diet) for patients with SMEI. SEARCH METHODS: For the latest update we searched the Cochrane Epilepsy Group Specialized Register (20 December 2016), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) via the Cochrane Register of Studies Online (CRSO, 20 December 2016), MEDLINE (Ovid, 1946 to 20 December 2016) and ClinicalTrials...
May 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520583/focal-capillary-dropout-associated-with-optic-disc-drusen-using-optical-coherence-tomographic-angiography
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Eric D Gaier, Joseph F Rizzo, John B Miller, Dean M Cestari
Optic disc drusen may be a cause of visual field defects and visual loss. The mechanism by which this occurs is unclear. We report a patient who developed decreased vision in the right eye and was found to have a heavy burden of superficial optic disc drusen. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) confirmed focal retinal nerve fiber layer thinning that corresponded with the distribution of drusen. OCT angiography, with superficial laminar segmentation, showed focal capillary attenuation overlying the most prominent drusen...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516453/dba-2j-mouse-model-for-experimental-glaucoma-pitfalls-and-problems
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Anita J Turner, Roshana Vander Wall, Vivek Gupta, Alex Klistorner, Stuart L Graham
PURPOSE: The DBA/2J mouse has been described as a model for congenital experimental glaucoma. It develops anterior segment anomalies with synechiae and pigment dispersion leading to raised intraocular pressure (IOP) and glaucomatous damage. However there are serious practical considerations when using this model in longitudinal studies. METHODS: We followed 118 mice from 12 - 48 weeks of age in a pharmaceutical trial. Here we report on the findings in control animals (n=37)...
May 18, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515536/estimation-of-the-linear-mixed-integrated-ornstein-uhlenbeck-model
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Rachael A Hughes, Michael G Kenward, Jonathan A C Sterne, Kate Tilling
The linear mixed model with an added integrated Ornstein-Uhlenbeck (IOU) process (linear mixed IOU model) allows for serial correlation and estimation of the degree of derivative tracking. It is rarely used, partly due to the lack of available software. We implemented the linear mixed IOU model in Stata and using simulations we assessed the feasibility of fitting the model by restricted maximum likelihood when applied to balanced and unbalanced data. We compared different (1) optimization algorithms, (2) parameterizations of the IOU process, (3) data structures and (4) random-effects structures...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513067/interventions-for-cutaneous-molluscum-contagiosum
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REVIEW
Johannes C van der Wouden, Renske van der Sande, Emma J Kruithof, Annet Sollie, Lisette Wa van Suijlekom-Smit, Sander Koning
BACKGROUND: Molluscum contagiosum is a common skin infection that is caused by a pox virus and occurs mainly in children. The infection usually resolves within months in people without immune deficiency, but treatment may be preferred for social and cosmetic reasons or to avoid spreading the infection. A clear evidence base supporting the various treatments is lacking.This is an update of a Cochrane Review first published in 2006, and updated previously in 2009. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of specific treatments and management strategies, including waiting for natural resolution, for cutaneous, non-genital molluscum contagiosum in people without immune deficiency...
May 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512164/time-to-positivity-of-bacteria-cultures-in-peritoneal-dialysis-fluid-evaluation-of-different-laboratory-techniques
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Roberta M Katzap, Vany Elisa Pagnussatti, Ana Elizabeth Figueiredo, Julia Gabriela Motta, Domingos O d'Avila, Bartira Ercília Pinheiro da Costa, Carlos Eduardo Poli-de-Figueiredo
Patients with chronic kidney disease on peritoneal dialysis (PD) are susceptible to infections, with peritonitis being the primary cause of dropout. Peritoneal fluid culture is one of the essential elements for proper diagnosis and peritonitis treatment. The aim of this study was to compare the time required to obtain a positive culture using different laboratory methods. An in vitro cross-sectional study was conducted comparing different techniques for preparation and culture of bacteria in peritoneal fluid...
May 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511240/-treatment-outcome-in-female-in-patients-with-anorexia-nervosa-and-comorbid-personality-disorders-prevalence
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Timo Maximilian Link, Ursula Beermann, Robert Mestel, Manuela Gander
Introduction Personality disorders (PD) are among the most common comorbid disorders in female patients with Anorexia Nervosa (AN). Recent research findings suggest that comorbid PD are associated with a higher treatment drop-out rate and a worse therapeutic outcome. However, no study to date has distinguished between certain age groups concerning these issues. Research questions Therefore, the present study focuses on the prevalence of PD (1), treatment drop-out rates (2) and weight gain (3) in female in-patients with AN...
May 16, 2017: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502727/concordance-between-research-sequencing-and-clinical-pharmacogenetic-genotyping-in-the-emerge-pgx-study
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Laura J Rasmussen-Torvik, Berta Almoguera, Kimberly F Doheny, Robert R Freimuth, Adam S Gordon, Hakon Hakonarson, Jared B Hawkins, Ammar Husami, Lynn Ivacic, Iftikhar J Kullo, Michael D Linderman, Teri A Manolio, Aniwaa O Obeng, Renata Pellegrino, Cynthia A Prows, Marylyn D Ritchie, Maureen Smith, Sarah C Stallings, Wendy A Wolf, Kejian Zhang, Stuart A Scott
There has been extensive debate about both the necessity of orthogonal confirmation of next-generation sequencing (NGS) results in Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments-approved laboratories and return of research NGS results to participants enrolled in research studies. In eMERGE-PGx, subjects underwent research NGS using PGRNseq and orthogonal targeted genotyping in clinical laboratories, which prompted a comparison of genotyping results between platforms. Concordance (percentage agreement) was reported for 4077 samples tested across nine combinations of research and clinical laboratories...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498014/self-efficacy-as-a-predictor-of-treatment-outcome-in-an-outpatient-eating-disorder-program
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Aaron Keshen, Thomas Helson, Joel Town, Karly Warren
This prospective pilot study examined the relationship between self-efficacy and treatment outcome in an adult outpatient eating disorder program. Data from 59 eating disorder outpatients were collected, including measures of self-efficacy, eating disorder symptom severity, negative emotions (depression, anxiety, and stress), body mass index, and duration of illness. Hierarchical regression was used to examine the impact of baseline self-efficacy, and early treatment changes in self-efficacy (i.e., baseline to 6 weeks), on end-of-treatment (EoT) eating disorder symptom severity and treatment dropout...
May 12, 2017: Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497487/systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-the-efficacy-of-vonoprazan-based-triple-therapy-on-helicobacter-pylori-eradication
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REVIEW
Y S Jung, E H Kim, C H Park
BACKGROUND: In order to increase eradication rates, vonoprazan, a novel potassium-competitive acid blocker, has been used in Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy. AIM: To summarise the results of the efficacy of vonoprazan-based triple therapy, helping clinicians to better understand the benefit of vonoprazan in the treatment of H. pylori infection. METHODS: We conducted a systematic literature search on MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library using the primary keywords "vonoprazan," "takecab", "TAK-438," "potassium," "competitive," "potassium-competitive," "Helicobacter," and "pylori...
May 12, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493731/pilot-data-of-a-brief-veteran-peer-intervention-and-its-relationship-to-mental-health-treatment-engagement
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Elizabeth M Goetter, Eric Bui, Travis P Weiner, Laura Lakin, Thomas Furlong, Naomi M Simon
Underutilization of mental health care is a significant problem among veterans. Offering peer support may improve mental health care engagement. This observational pilot study was conducted using an institutional review board-approved data repository to preliminarily evaluate the association and potential impact of a clinic-based veteran peer outreach strategy on treatment engagement and dropout. Veteran peer outreach coordinators (VPOCs) provided systematic contact (a) within 1 week after clinical evaluation and (b) 1 month after the patient's first treatment session to patients entering treatment at a specialty mental health clinic that provides military-informed mental health care to post-9/11 veterans and service members...
May 11, 2017: Psychological Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493592/experiences-of-outcome-monitoring-in-service-users-with-psychosis-findings-from-an-improving-access-to-psychological-therapies-for-people-with-severe-mental-illness-iapt-smi-demonstration-site
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Miriam Fornells-Ambrojo, Louise Johns, Juliana Onwumere, Philippa Garety, Craig Milosh, Catherine Iredale, Emmanuelle Peters, Adrian Webster, Suzanne Jolley
OBJECTIVES: Psychological therapy services are increasingly required to instate routine outcome monitoring (ROM), to demonstrate the clinical and economic impact of interventions. Professionals' views of ROM are an acknowledged barrier to implementation. Service user perspectives have rarely been examined, but acceptability and perceptions of ROM are critical to successful implementation. We investigated service users' experiences of ROM in an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies for people with Severe Mental Illness psychosis demonstration site...
May 11, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492576/-mental-capacity-and-capacity-to-consent-multicentric-study-in-a-involuntary-psychiatric-hospitalized-patients-sample
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Felice Carabellese, Gabriele Mandarelli, Donatella La Tegola, Giovanna Parmigiani, Stefano Ferracuti, Roberto Quartesan, Antonello Bellomo, Roberto Catanesi
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this longitudinal observational study is to evaluate the course and impact of clinical, social, and behavioral variables on the involuntary readmission of psychiatric patients, during a 6-months follow-up after discharge from a prior involuntary hospitalization. METHODS: N=131 involuntarily committed psychiatric patients were enrolled in three university hospitals (Bari n=57; Perugia n=42; Rome n=32). At the first assessment cognitive functioning (MMSE), psychiatric symptoms severity (BPRS-E), capacity to consent to treatment (MacCAT-T) as well as principal socio-demographic and clinical variables were collected...
March 2017: Rivista di Psichiatria
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