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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786828/oral-contraceptives-for-pain-associated-with-endometriosis
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Julie Brown, Tineke J Crawford, Shree Datta, Andrew Prentice
BACKGROUND: Endometriosis is a common gynaecological condition which affects many women of reproductive age worldwide and is a major cause of pain and infertility. The combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP) is widely used to treat pain occurring as a result of endometriosis, although the evidence for its efficacy is limited. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness of oral contraceptive preparations in the treatment of painful symptoms ascribed to the diagnosis of laparoscopically proven endometriosis...
May 22, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786811/-50-percent-of-patients-who-had-epilepsy-surgery-are-seizure-free
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Anna Edelvik, Ingrid B Olsson, Tove Hallbook, Kristina Malmgren
About one third of patients with epilepsy do not become seizure-free despite medication. For some, resective epilepsy surgery is the treatment of choice. There are three randomized controlled trials, with positive results at a follow-up of 1-2 years: two on temporal lobe resections on adults and young people and one on all types of epilepsy surgery on children. Since 1990 all epilepsy surgery procedures in Sweden are reported to the Swedish Epilepsy Surgery Register, now with data on almost 1500 patients. Two years after surgery about 50% of adults and children are seizure-free, and another 10% have been so during the last year...
May 22, 2018: Läkartidningen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786535/evaluating-the-importance-of-sham-controlled-trials-in-the-investigation-of-medical-devices-in-interventional-cardiology
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Robert A Byrne, Davide Capodanno, Felix Mahfoud, Jean Fajadet, Stephan Windecker, Peter Jüni, Andreas Baumbach, William Wijns, Michael Haude
Cardiovascular medicine is one of the specialties that has relied most heavily on evidence from randomized clinical trials in determining best practice for the management of common disease conditions. When comparing treatment approaches, trials incorporating random allocation are the most appropriate method for protecting against treatment allocation bias. In order to protect against performance and ascertainment bias, trial designs including placebo control are preferable where feasible. In contrast to testing of medicines, treatments based on procedures or use of medical devices are more challenging to assess, as sham procedures are necessary to facilitate blinding of participants...
May 22, 2018: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786129/surgeon-variability-and-factors-predicting-for-reoperation-following-breast-conserving-surgery
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Monica G Valero, Melissa Anne Mallory, Katya Losk, Mustafa Tukenmez, Jaeho Hwang, Kristen Camuso, Craig Bunnell, Tari King, Mehra Golshan
BACKGROUND: Reoperation after breast-conserving surgery (BCS) is common and has been partially associated with the lack of consensus on margin definition. We sought to investigate factors associated with reoperations and variation in reoperation rates across breast surgeons at our cancer center. METHODS: Retrospective analyses of patients with clinical stage I-II breast cancer who underwent BCS between January and December 2014 were conducted prior to the recommendation of 'no ink on tumor' margin...
May 21, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785777/paradoxical-effect-of-baclofen-on-social-behavior-in-the-fragile-x-syndrome-mouse-model
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Shimriet Zeidler, Andreea S Pop, Israa A Jaafar, Helen de Boer, Ronald A M Buijsen, Celine E F de Esch, Ingeborg Nieuwenhuizen-Bakker, Renate K Hukema, Rob Willemsen
INTRODUCTION: Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is a common monogenetic cause of intellectual disability, autism spectrum features, and a broad range of other psychiatric and medical problems. FXS is caused by the lack of the fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP), a translational regulator of specific mRNAs at the postsynaptic compartment. The absence of FMRP leads to aberrant synaptic plasticity, which is believed to be caused by an imbalance in excitatory and inhibitory network functioning of the synapse...
April 26, 2018: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785770/chemoprevention-acceptance-and-adherence-in-women-with-high-risk-breast-lesions
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Constance A Roche, Rong Tang, Suzanne B Coopey, Kevin S Hughes
Patients with atypical hyperplasia and lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) (atypical breast lesions) are at high risk of developing breast cancer, and chemoprevention has been shown to confer a substantial reduction in that risk. Despite this, the overall rate of chemoprevention utilization in this group is low. This study evaluates the efficacy of a formal individualized education and counseling session on patient acceptance and adherence to chemoprevention. Patients with atypical breast lesions having an individualized education and counseling session in a single surgical oncology practice were prospectively entered into a database from 2001 to 2016, and with IRB approval, their data were analyzed...
May 21, 2018: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785289/what-is-the-role-of-wedge-resection-for-t1a-lung-cancer
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Sebron Harrison, Brendon Stiles, Nasser Altorki
Since 1995, lobar resection became the standard of care for medically fit patients with early stage lung cancer. This was based on the results of a single randomized trial comparing lobectomy and sublobar resection (SLR) in stage I lung cancer conducted by the lung cancer study group between 1982 and 1988. The conclusions of the study included a statistically significant tripling in loco-regional recurrence (LR) after limited resection but no difference between the two arms of the trial in systemic recurrence...
April 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785232/effects-of-fasudil-on-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension-associated-with-left-ventricular-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-a-prospective-intervention-study
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Xiang Zhang, Xueming Zhang, Saihua Wang, Jun Luo, Zhihong Zhao, Changzhu Zheng, Jieyan Shen
Background: Pulmonary hypertension due to left ventricular heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (PH-HFpEF) is an increasingly medical problem. The aim of the study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of fasudil on PH-HFpEF elderly patients and to figure out the subtype of PH-HFpEF which may be the therapeutic object of fasudil. Method: 58 PH-HFpEF elderly patients were enrolled. Patients were diagnosed with passive pulmonary hypertension (PPH) or reactive pulmonary hypertension (RPH) by right heart catheterization and all receiving Rho kinase inhibitor fasudil for 2 weeks...
2018: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785117/mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplantation-as-an-effective-treatment-strategy-for-ischemic-stroke-in-asia-a-meta-analysis-of-controlled-trials
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Ping Xue, Min Wang, Guanhua Yan
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapy in patients with ischemic stroke (IS). Materials and methods: Clinical trials involved in this research were searched from PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, Embase, Wanfang and CNKI database. Therapeutic effects of MSC therapy were assessed according to National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS), Barthel index (BI), Fugl-Meyer Assessment (FMA) and Functional Independence Measure (FIM), and its safety was evaluated based on adverse events...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785113/acupuncture-in-migraine-prophylaxis-in-czech-patients-an-open-label-randomized-controlled-trial
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Frantisek Musil, Jitka Pokladnikova, Zbysek Pavelek, Bo Wang, Xin Guan, Martin Valis
Background: Adjuvant acupuncture for the symptomatic treatment of migraine reduces the frequency of headaches and may be at least similarly effective to treatment with prophylactic drugs. Methods: This article describes an open-label randomized controlled clinical trial with two groups: the intervention group (n=42) and the waiting-list control group (n=44). This study occurred at the Czech-Chinese Center for Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University Hospital Hradec Kralove between October 2015 and April 2017...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785101/exacerbation-recovery-patterns-in-newly-diagnosed-or-maintenance-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-with-copd-secondary-analyses-of-ticari-1-trial-data
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David M Mannino, Emmanuelle M Clerisme-Beaty, Joanne Franceschina, Naitee Ting, Nancy K Leidy
Background: Little is known about the recovery patterns from acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) in newly diagnosed or maintenance treatment-naïve patients with COPD. This study describes the course of AECOPD in these patients at the time of treatment for the symptoms of acute respiratory tract infection (RTI). Methods: This study was a secondary analysis of data from a 12-week, randomized clinical trial (TICARI 1) testing the efficacy and safety of once-daily tiotropium 18 µg maintenance therapy versus placebo in newly diagnosed or maintenance treatment-naïve COPD patients with acute RTI symptoms for ≤7 days...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784643/the-presence-of-large-focal-lesions-is-a-strong-independent-prognostic-factor-in-multiple-myeloma
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Leo Rasche, Edgardo J Angtuaco, Terri L Alpe, Grant H Gershner, James E McDonald, Rohan S Samant, Manoj Kumar, Rudy Van Hemert, Joshua Epstein, Shayu Deshpande, Ruslana Tytarenko, Shmuel Yaccoby, Jens Hillengass, Sharmilan Thanendrarajan, Carolina Schinke, Frits van Rhee, Maurizio Zangari, Brian A Walker, Bart Barlogie, Gareth J Morgan, Faith E Davies, Niels Weinhold
Spatial intra-tumor heterogeneity is frequently seen in Multiple Myeloma (MM) and poses a significant challenge for risk classifiers, which rely on tumor samples from the iliac crest. As biopsy based assessment of multiple skeletal sites is difficult, alternative strategies for risk stratification are required. Recently, the size of focal lesions (FL) was shown to be a surrogate marker for spatial heterogeneity, suggesting that data from medical imaging could be used to improve risk stratification approaches...
May 21, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784635/acceptability-of-an-mhealth-app-intervention-for-persons-with-type-2-diabetes-and-its-associations-with-initial-self-management-randomized-controlled-trial
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Astrid Torbjørnsen, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen, Anne Karen Jenum, Eirik Årsand, Lis Ribu
BACKGROUND: Mobile health interventions are increasingly used in health care. The level of acceptability may indicate whether and how such digital solutions will be used. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore associations between the level of acceptability of a mobile diabetes app and initial ability of self-management for patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: Participants with type 2 diabetes were recruited from primary health care settings to a 3-armed randomized controlled trial in the Norwegian study in the RENEWING HEALTH project...
May 21, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784634/evaluation-of-app-based-serious-gaming-as-a-training-method-in-teaching-chest-tube-insertion-to-medical-students-randomized-controlled-trial
#14
Patrick Haubruck, Felix Nickel, Julian Ober, Tilman Walker, Christian Bergdolt, Mirco Friedrich, Beat Peter Müller-Stich, Franziska Forchheim, Christian Fischer, Gerhard Schmidmaier, Michael C Tanner
BACKGROUND: The insertion of a chest tube should be as quick and accurate as possible to maximize the benefit and minimize possible complications for the patient. Therefore, comprehensive training and assessment before an emergency situation are essential for proficiency in chest tube insertion. Serious games have become more prevalent in surgical training because they enable students to study and train a procedure independently, and errors made have no effect on patients. However, up-to-date evidence regarding the effect of serious games on performance in procedures in emergency medicine remains scarce...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784592/short-term-resource-utilization-and-cost-effectiveness-of-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-in-acute-hospital-care-for-severely-frail-elderly-patients
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Niklas Ekerstad, Björn W Karlson, David Andersson, Magnus Husberg, Per Carlsson, Emelie Heintz, Jenny Alwin
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to estimate the 3-month within-trial cost-effectiveness of comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) in acute medical care for frail elderly patients compared to usual medical care, by estimating health-related quality of life and costs from a societal perspective. DESIGN: Clinical, prospective, controlled, 1-center intervention trial with 2 parallel groups. INTERVENTION: Structured, systematic interdisciplinary CGA-based care in an acute elderly care unit...
May 18, 2018: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784570/research-gaps-in-wilderness-medicine
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Daniel Tritz, Kody Dormire, Travis Brachtenbach, Joshua Gordon, Donald Sanders, David Gearheart, Julia Crawford, Matt Vassar
INTRODUCTION: Wilderness medicine involves the treatment of individuals in remote, austere environments. Given the high potential for injuries as well as the unique treatment modalities required in wilderness medicine, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines are necessary to provide optimal care. In this study, we identify evidence gaps from low-quality recommendations in wilderness medicine clinical practice guidelines and identify new/ongoing research addressing them. METHODS: We included relevant clinical practice guidelines from the Wilderness Medical Society and obtained all 1C or 2C level recommendations...
May 18, 2018: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784257/patient-empowerment-reduces-pain-in-geriatric-patients-after-gynecologic-onco-surgery-subgroup-analysis-of-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Anna-Maria Collette, Claudia Spies, Rahel Eckardt, Klaus-Dieter Wernecke, Maren Schmidt
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the effect of patient empowerment on acute postoperative pain. This research was part of the Patient Empowerment and Risk-Assessed Treatment to Improve Outcome in the Elderly After Onco-Surgery Trial. DESIGN: This research was a prospective randomized controlled interventional study. METHODS: Patients who underwent gynecologic onco-surgery were included in this analysis of demographic data, basic characteristics, pain intensity by numeric rating scale, and mode of pain therapy...
June 2018: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784059/diabetes-intervention-accentuating-diet-and-enhancing-metabolism-diadem-i-a-randomised-controlled-trial-to-examine-the-impact-of-an-intensive-lifestyle-intervention-consisting-of-a-low-energy-diet-and-physical-activity-on-body-weight-and-metabolism-in-early
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Shahrad Taheri, Odette Chagoury, Hadeel Zaghloul, Sara Elhadad, Salma Hayder Ahmed, Omar Omar, Sherryl Payra, Salma Ahmed, Neda El Khatib, Rasha Abou Amona, Katie El Nahas, Matthew Bolton, Henem Chaar, Noor Suleiman, Amin Jayyousi, Mahmoud Zirie, Ibrahim Janahi, Wahiba Elhag, Abdulla Alnaama, Abduljaleel Zainel, Dahlia Hassan, Tim Cable, Mary Charlson, Martin Wells, Abdulla Al-Hamaq, Samya Al-Abdulla, Abdul Badi Abou-Samra
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and obesity are syndemic and will have a significant impact on affected individuals and healthcare services worldwide. Evidence shows that T2DM remission can be achieved with significant weight loss in those who are younger with early diabetes and requiring fewer medications for glycaemic control. DIADEM-I aims to examine the impact of an intensive lifestyle intervention (ILI) using a low-energy diet (LED) meal replacement approach combined with physical activity in younger individuals with early T2DM...
May 21, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783983/economic-evaluation-of-a-dietary-intervention-for-adults-with-major-depression-the-smiles-trial
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Mary Lou Chatterton, Cathrine Mihalopoulos, Adrienne O'Neil, Catherine Itsiopoulos, Rachelle Opie, David Castle, Sarah Dash, Laima Brazionis, Michael Berk, Felice Jacka
BACKGROUND: Recently, the efficacy of dietary improvement as a therapeutic intervention for moderate to severe depression was evaluated in a randomised controlled trial. The SMILES trial demonstrated a significant improvement in Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale scores favouring the dietary support group compared with a control group over 12 weeks. We used data collected within the trial to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of this novel intervention. METHODS: In this prospective economic evaluation, sixty-seven adults meeting DSM-IV criteria for a major depressive episode and reporting poor dietary quality were randomised to either seven sessions with a dietitian for dietary support or to an intensity matched social support (befriending) control condition...
May 22, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783982/providing-japanese-health-care-information-for-international-visitors-digital-animation-intervention
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Mariko Nishikawa, Masaaki Yamanaka, Junko Kiriya, Masamine Jimba
BACKGROUND: Over 24 million international visitors came to Japan in 2016 and the number is expected to increase. Visitors could be at a risk of illness or injury that may result in hospitalization in Japan. We assessed the effects of a four-minute digital animation titled Mari Info Japan on the level of anxiety experienced by international visitors to Japan. METHODS: We conducted a non-randomized, controlled study at Narita International Airport outside Tokyo in December 2014...
May 21, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
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